Cheltenham Ante Post Betting At totepool.com Novices' Chase 2m 7f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 56.60s
- Off time: 14:45:26
|1st||2 Ely Brown||13/8f|
Beeves (IRE) 19
|6||161 11-7||D McCain Jnr||W Hutchinson||138||9/2|
Ely Brown (IRE) 34
|8||154 11-0 p||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||113||13/8f|
Sixty Something (FR) 17
|7||154 11-0 h||P R Webber||Jake Greenall (3)||132||7/4|
Cloudy Spirit 32
|8||147 10-7||A Hollinshead||Paul Moloney||5/1|
Listen Boy (IRE)
||6||11-0||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||4/9|
All four runners in this novice chase have something to offer. ELY BROWN is the only one without previous experience of the larger obstacles but could be the one with most scope. He won five times over hurdles but has always looked a chaser in the making and can get the better of his rivals with a clear round. Beeves looks to be facing a stiffish task under a penalty as he was disappointing when favourite at Kelso last time but Sixty Something just failed to beat Milborough at Uttoxeter earlier this month and did finish ahead of the selection over timber two runs ago. Ludlow second Cloudy Spirit has her mares' allowance again and can't be ruled out.
Ely Brown (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, hard driven 7th, weakened before 3 out, 15th of 17, 45l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Beeves (IRE) 5-4fav (11-6) Led until 4th, tracked leader, slightly oupaced 12th, ridden next, rallying when blundered 2 out, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Coverholder (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs.
Sixty Something (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, led 3rd, headed after 2 out, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Milborough (11-1) at Uttoxeter 3m nov chs (4) sft.
Cloudy Spirit 9-4 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, pushed along before 4 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Princely Player (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.