Timeform Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 2, 11 runners)
  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155 5th £578 6th £290
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 37.10s
  • Off time: 13:15:14
Full result
Result 13:15 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Indian Castle 14/1
2nd 1 Annacotty 8/1
3rd 9 Renard D'irlande 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 551621
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Annacotty (IRE) 30
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 551621
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 b M Keighley Ian Popham 144 8/1
2 143-1F2
Yellow, light blue hoop Dark Lover (GER) 10
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 143-1F2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 142 8/1
3 013156
Red, white star, white and red hooped sleeves, red cap Shanpallas (IRE) 30
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:R J Jones
  • Form: 013156
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 137 28/1
4 212-112
Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Indian Castle (IRE) 29
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 212-112
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 14/1
5 23P-342
Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 30
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 23P-342
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 132 9/2
6 126-221
Emerald green, white star, armlets and star on cap The Italian Yob (IRE) 50
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 126-221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Nick Williams R Johnson 132 4/1f
7 P83-913
Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 44
  • T:B I Case
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: P83-913
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 B I Case W Hutchinson 130 25/1
8 09-3424
White, Pink stars, White cap, Pink star Timesawastin (IRE) 24
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 09-3424
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 129 12/1
9 424-14U
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Renard D'irlande (FR) 18
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 424-14U
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
9 149 10-9 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 6/1
10 571311
Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond Samingarry (FR) 49
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 571311
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 N J Hawke A P McCoy 126 6/1
11 11-0P1P
Royal Blue, Maroon chevron, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Super Villan 48
  • T:M Bradstock
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 11-0P1P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0b
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 b M Bradstock J E Moore 115 14/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Vino Griego (FR)
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
8 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 25/1
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In depth

Verdict

Ohio Gold has now had eight tries over fences but was only beaten a short-head at Kempton last time. Annacotty won a Grade 1 at Kempton on Boxing Day so it's a surprise to see him back in a handicap as he looks to have no chance of reversing Chepstow running with Samingarry on much worse terms. Newbury second Dark Lover has a very good record here and can't be left out of calculations while Indian Castle may have come up against a smart novice at Wetherby last time, though was well beaten. THE ITALIAN YOB jumped really well when getting off the mark at Sandown last month and kept finding more when challenged. He has a 7lb higher mark to contend with here but could be up to the task. Renard D'irlande and Irish raider Shanpallas may be the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Indian Castle (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Led or disputed lead, ridden before 4 out, outpaced in clear 2nd next, soon no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 16l behind Many Clouds (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Dec.

Annacotty (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Made all, keen early, mistake 1st, driven clear when hit 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 3m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec beating Green Flag (11-7) by 10l, 5 ran.

Renard D'irlande (FR) 5-2fav (10-11) Prominent, blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Edmund Kean (11-2) at Leicester 2m 7f (3) sft, 6 ran.

Ohio Gold (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, jumped left throughout, slow 5 out, ridden to challenge after next, stayed on strongly closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Loose Chips (11-3) at Kempton 2m 4f (3) sft in Dec.

Samingarry (FR) 17-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 10th, headway under pressure before 5 out, soon chased leaders, ridden and stayed on to lead flat, won at Chepstow 3m (3) gs in Dec beating Annacotty (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.

Dark Lover (GER) 5-6fav (11-9) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 3rd, blundered 7th, hit 4 out, dropped to 3rd next, ridden and every chance last, chased winner final 200 yards and stayed on in closing stages, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Festive Affair (10-13) at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft.

Tempest River (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, hit next, weakened before last, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Une Artiste (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares nov ch (4) gs in Dec.

Shanpallas (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, not fluent 2nd, progress approaching 2 out and 6th entering straight, ridden and no impression run-in, kept on one pace,, 6th of 14, 8l behind King Vuvuzela (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.

Super Villan 5-1 (11-9) Led, headed 16th, weakened 5 out, behind when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Leg Iron (11-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec, 10 ran.

The Italian Yob (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Jumped well, led, narrowly headed 3 out, pressed leader, led again soon after 2 out, pressed last, driven and stayed on strongly to draw clear flat, won at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec beating Roger Beantown (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.

Timesawastin (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 2nd, hit 9th and headed, led again after next until before last, weakened, last of 4, 17l behind Oscar Whisky (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs G2 (1) sft.