BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham 2013 Handicap 7f
- (3yo, 7f, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 28.45s
- Off time: 16:50:20
|1st||3 Poet's Prospect||5/2|
Line Of Reason (IRE) 151
|3||133 9-7||D M Simcock||J P Spencer||75||11/10f|
|3||133 9-7 t1||C Hills||R Winston||75||5/1|
Poet's Prospect (IRE) 33
|3||129 9-3||M Botti||A Kirby||71||5/2|
|3||125 8-13||A Bailey||Jim Crowley||67||5/1|
Minimee is the only maiden in the line-up and she'll have to find some improvement if she's to cope with these rivals. Line Of Reason was well supported when making a winning start at Wolverhampton and though having to battle he was conceding 5lb to the runner-up. Overrider also landed a maiden at Wolverhampton, though this time by a wide margin. He led for a long way on his handicap debut here but faded quite tamely and doesn't appear capable of conceding 4lb to POET'S PROSPECT. Marco Botti's filly was fancied to make a winning debut last month but looked in need of the experience which she put to good use in a maiden on this track. She won with a bit in hand on that occasion and can progress enough to complete the double.
Poet's Prospect (IRE) 7-4fav (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan beating Movementneverlies (8-10) by hd, 9 ran.
Line Of Reason (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In touch, headway to challenge over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep beating Puteri Nur Laila (8-12) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Overrider 6-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden 2f out, edged left and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Ashamaly (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Minimee 6-1 (9-5) Led early, soon settled in 3rd, dropped to 4th over 8f out, ridden and no impression final 2f, 4th of 6, 11l behind Edwyn Ralph (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.