Star Sports Cheltenham Preview Evening - 4th March Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 35.30s
  • Off time: 14:18:00
Full result
Result 14:10 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Marie Des Anges 8/1
2nd 9 Weston Lodge 26 9/4f
3rd 6 Riskier 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 263-36P
Brown, yellow sleeves, light blue cap Ballyboker Boy (IRE) 35
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 263-36P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12p1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 p1 Jamie Snowden Harry Skelton 109 12/1
2 132P22
Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Eyre Apparent (IRE) 38
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:S Fox
  • Form: 132P22
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell S Fox (7) 110 4/1
3 P0-5132
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Highrate (IRE) 18
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: P0-5132
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 107 9/1
4 5596
Emerald Green and Yellow quartered, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap Milan Royale 14
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 5596
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 28/1
5 07P/93-P
Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Murrell (IRE) 54
  • T:H Hogarth
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 07P/93-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 H Hogarth R McGrath 150/1
6 22-1132
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Riskier 55
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 22-1132
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 J Wade B Hughes 109 4/1
7 92198/0
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Shinrock Hill (IRE) 17
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 92198/0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 110 22/1
8 46/6586-
Red, White sleeves, Orange stars Watledge (FR) 451
  • T:T R George
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: 46/6586-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 T R George L Heard 66/1
9 1/219-46
Emerald green, white inverted triangle, diamonds on sleeves and cap Weston Lodge (IRE) 81
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 1/219-46
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 106 9/4f
10 213348
Emerald green, red cross belts, red and emerald green hooped sleeves, red cap Young Hurricane (IRE) 10
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 213348
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 b Dr R D P Newland J E Moore 12/1
11 3381U4
Aquamarine, Black cap Marie Des Anges (FR) 12
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Charlie Huxley
  • Form: 3381U4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
5 143 10-3 A J Honeyball Charlie Huxley 108 8/1

In depth

Verdict

Shinrock Hill hasn't run for a year and makes his chasing bow at an advanced age but he's definitely one to note in the market. Marie Des Anges made a winning debut over fences at Market Rasen but jumped moderately before unshipping her rider at Catterick. She's been given a confidence booster over hurdles and has to be on the short-list with her allowances. Riskier has more experience than most and has been going well in handicaps but it was very heavy ground when Highrate scored at Hexham and he hasn't done quite so well on drier going subsequently. EYRE APPARENT couldn't cope with Dashing George here last time but should get the test of stamina he needs and looks ready to gain his second success over fences.

Formwatch

Marie Des Anges (FR) 20-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 6l behind Mr Mole (11-12) at Taunton 2m 1f Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (4yo+) (3) hvy.

Weston Lodge (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway to go 3rd 5 out, blundered 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 28l behind Honest John (11-12) at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.

Riskier 3-1 (11-11) With winner, narrow lead when pecked badly 2 out, kept on and held by winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Billy Cuckoo (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.

Watledge (FR) 18-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, soon lost place, 6th of 8, well behind Peckhamecho (10-13) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (3) gs in Nov '11.

Ballyboker Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened after 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Bear Trap (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.

Highrate (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) With winner, kept on and no impression from before 2 out, 2nd of 5, 17l behind Wilde Pastures (10-2) at Catterick 2m nov chs 0-110 (4) sft.

Shinrock Hill (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, lost place before 5th, 13th of 14, well behind Billy Twyford (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.

Young Hurricane (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, weakened 2 out, 8th of 15, 17l behind Dream Again Boys (11-7) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.

Eyre Apparent (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) In rear, went 3rd before 10th, chased winner before 4 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 5, 13l behind Dashing George (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.

Murrell (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) In touch, ridden and lost place when edged left after 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Waywood Princess (9-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 15 ran.

Milan Royale 7-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 13, 29l behind Winds And Waves (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.