Non-Runner No Bet Championship Races At Cheltenham Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 5, 12 runners)
  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 7.70s
  • Off time: 13:45:40
Full result
Result 13:45 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Oil Burner 11/1
2nd 6 Too Cool To Fool 10 5/1
3rd 11 The Shrimp 26 66/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2226-74
DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Fog Patches (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Grant Cockburn
  • Form: 2226-74
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 100 12/1
2 17-55P3
Pink, dark blue chevrons, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, quartered cap Oil Burner 25
  • T:W Amos
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 17-55P3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 W Amos Brian Harding 95 11/1
3 P1P206
Red, dark blue sleeves, emerald green and red quartered cap Paudi The Punter (IRE) 32
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: P1P206
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6pt
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 pt G Elliott J M Maguire 94 7/1
4 5354U2
Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Lord Fox (IRE) 25
  • T:S A Harris
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: 5354U2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 S A Harris Benjamin Poste (5) 86 11/4f
5 21/2-4PF
ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Cottiers Den (IRE) 32
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 21/2-4PF
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 M Todhunter K Renwick 85 15/2
6 P4746-3
Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 25
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: P4746-3
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
11 147 10-7 J S Goldie J Reveley 81 5/1
7 075227
Royal blue, grey and Royal blue halved sleeves, grey cap Fozy Moss 25
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Daragh Bourke
  • Form: 075227
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 W Coltherd Daragh Bourke (7) 81 22/1
8 P2-4444
Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Alexander Oats 25
  • T:R Goldie
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: P2-4444
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0b
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 b R Goldie B Hughes 74 11/1
9 7223P-P
Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Sam Patch 264
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:Callum Whillans
  • Form: 7223P-P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 73 66/1
10 858P22
Maroon, black star, white sleeves, black stars, maroon cap, black star Samson Collonges (FR) 8
  • T:Rebecca Menzies
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 858P22
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (3) 72 7/1
11 489-8P5
Black, yellow sash, white cap The Shrimp (IRE) 10
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 489-8P5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 p A M Thomson Harry Challoner (5) 58 66/1
12 429-3U2
Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap Cherry's Bay 25
  • T:Miss S E Forster
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 429-3U2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0b
  • OR: 49
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 b Miss S E Forster A P Lane 49 150/1

In depth

Verdict

Ability to handle bottomless ground could be key in this. Fog Patches ticks the right boxes on that score but, though eased in grade, he'll not find it easy to lug his big weight around here. SAMSON COLLONGES looks in good heart having just failed to overhaul Smart Exit on heavy going at Towcester when racing from out of the handicap. He's effectively a pound lower here and, with Tony Kelly taking off 3lb again, can go one better. Alexander Oats would have a chance on his best form but Paudi The Punter disappointed again when favourite at Down Royal and Lord Fox is 7lb higher than when second to Arc Warrior here at the start of the month. Oil Burner may be best of the rest.

Formwatch

Oil Burner 5-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, pecked 6th, pushed along before 4 out, soon reminders, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Wicklow Lad (10-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.

Too Cool To Fool (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd from 3 out until next, one pace, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Arc Warrior (10-7) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.

The Shrimp (IRE) 17-2 (10-0) Led to 3rd, mistake 7th, pushed along and reminders after 10th, weakened from 5 out, 5th of 8, 30l behind Oh Right (10-3) at Musselburgh 3m cond hcp chs (5) gs.

Sam Patch 16-1 (10-1) In rear, pecked 3rd, ridden 9th, well beaten 13th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Borolee (10-8) at Kelso 2m 7f (5) gd in May, 14 ran.

Lord Fox (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders from 3rd, led 4 out, ridden before 2 out, headed last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Arc Warrior (10-7) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.

Fog Patches (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden when mistake 2 out, disputing 4th and beaten when mistake last, 4th of 5, 9l behind Or de Grugy (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Paudi The Punter (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) Mid-division, progress into 6th before 4 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 31l behind Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec.

Cottiers Den (IRE) 40-1 (10-2) Prominent, every chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Clondaw Flicka (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.

Fozy Moss 5-1 (10-6) Close up, mistake 9th, soon lost place, 7th of 8, well behind Arc Warrior (10-7) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.

Alexander Oats 9-1 (10-9) In rear, some headway from 3 out, soon ridden, no impression, 4th of 8, 27l behind Arc Warrior (10-7) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.

Samson Collonges (FR) 14-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, with leader 9th, ridden 2 out, kept on from last, 2nd of 10, nk behind Smart Exit (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.

Cherry's Bay 40-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, mistake 1st, pushed along before 9th, soon weakened and reminders, tailed off 11th, left 2nd 4 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, well behind Swatow Typhoon (11-7) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (4) hvy.