BetVictor Non-Runner Free Bet Cheltenham 2014 Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 33.90s
- Off time: 18:32:15
|1st||2 Java Rose||7/1|
|3rd||6 Song Light||6||25/1|
All The Winds (GER) 13
|9||136 9-10 t||S Lycett||Cam Hardie (7)||75||9/1|
Java Rose 37
|5||132 9-6||C E Longsdon||A Kirby||71||7/1|
Innoko (FR) 46
|4||132 9-6 t1||A W Carroll||William Carson||75||50/1|
Leitrim Pass (USA) 4
|4||131 9-5 p1||W J Haggas||S W Kelly||74||11/8f|
Living Leader 13
|5||129 9-3 b||N P Littmoden||Michael J M Murphy (3)||68||7/1|
Song Light 15
|4||127 9-1||D R C Elsworth||David Probert||70||25/1|
|4||126 9-0 h||H J L Dunlop||R Kingscote||69||5/1|
Shirataki (IRE) 12
|6||126 9-0||P W Hiatt||C Catlin||65||16/1|
Acer Diamonds (IRE) 549
|5||124 8-12||L A Dace||Jim Crowley||63||16/1|
Shalambar (IRE) 36
|8||124 8-12||A W Carroll||M Coumbe (3)||63||20/1|
Langham Lily (USA) 68
|5||122 8-10||Mrs S J Humphrey||R Havlin||61||33/1|
||6||10-1||D M Simcock||Andrea Atzeni||6/4|
JAVA ROSE should be sharp enough after a spin over hurdles last month and a repeat of her second at Salisbury in August would see her bang there at the finish. She's just preferred to other contenders such as All The Winds, well beaten despite finishing third at Wolverhampton last time and Leitrim Pass, who was beaten less than a length over 1m3f here last Sunday. Living Leader disappointed at Lingfield last time but Poitin ran well at a big price when fourth over 1m2f here earlier this month.
Java Rose 9-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 15l behind Aloha (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Poitin 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, driven and headway inside final 2f, not clear run inside final furlong, switched left and stayed on well towards finish, never nearer, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Swehan (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Song Light 25-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway and in touch over 5f out, joined winner over 3f out, lost place inside final 2f, soon weakened, last of 13, 14l behind Swehan (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Leitrim Pass (USA) 7-2 (9-6) Soon led, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Artistical (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Living Leader 9-4 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 10l behind The Blue Dog (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Acer Diamonds (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Steadie dstart, always in rear, virtually pulled up halfway, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Ambala (9-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul '12.
Shalambar (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Pushed along to lead after 1f, headed halfway, chased leader until 4f out, lost 3rd 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 10l behind Miguel Grau (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Langham Lily (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Ridden to soon lead, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 9l behind Dazzling Valentine (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f fll hcp (5) fm in Jul.
All The Winds (GER) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, went modest 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Magika (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Innoko (FR) 25-1 (9-5) Held up 5th and last, outpaced 3f out, no chance with leaders final 2f, last of 5, 25l behind Sunblazer (8-5) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Shirataki (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in rear, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 5l behind Archie Rice (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.