BetVictor Non Runner Free Bet At Cheltenham Handicap 1m 3f
- (3yo, 1m 3f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 23.83s
- Off time: 15:51:48
|1st||6 Rose Ransom||14/1|
|2nd||3 Hidden Link||10||5/2|
Easy Life 9
|3||133 9-7 v1||M P Tregoning||Charlie Bennett (7)||65||11/2|
Misleading Promise (IRE) 11
|3||133 9-7||J Butler||G Baker||65||10/1|
Hidden Link 14
|3||131 9-5||R Harris||William Carson||63||5/2|
Spirit of Success 51
|3||130 9-4||M L W Bell||William Twiston-Davies (5)||62||6/1|
Great Ormond (IRE) 11
|3||130 9-4||D M Simcock||A Kirby||62||2/1f|
Rose Ransom 12
|3||130 9-4 b||M Johnston||F Norton||62||14/1|
Inessa Armand (IRE) 12
|3||127 9-1 p||J S Moore||L P Keniry||59||16/1|
There's not that much between these in a tight handicap but HIDDEN LINK has plenty of scope and the form of his victory at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago is working out. Ron Harris' charge beat today's rival and subsequent winner Great Ormond on that occasion and takes him on again on better terms. Inessa Armand had Rose Ransom five lengths behind when second at Lingfield last time and is preferred to Easy Life, placed in maiden company here the last twice without threatening the winner.
Rose Ransom 5-2 (9-2) Tracked leading duo until went 2nd 7f until ridden well over 1f out, soon beaten, last of 3, 7l behind Gabrial The Boss (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hidden Link 5-2fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden inside final 2f, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Great Ormond (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Great Ormond (IRE) 2-1 (8-11) Hampered start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Rakticate (8-11) by 2l, 9 ran.
Inessa Armand (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Led briefly, chased winner until 7f out, ridden and went 2nd again well over 1f out, no chance with eased down winnner, 2nd of 3, 2l behind Gabrial The Boss (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Spirit of Success 33-1 (8-12) Slowly away in rear, outpaced halfway, 9th of 13, 8l behind Staffhoss (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Misleading Promise (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up, took keen hold, closed 7f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 39l behind Great Ormond (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Easy Life 7-1 (8-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Gertrude Versed (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn fll (5) pol.