BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham 2013 Handicap 1m 3f
- (4yo+, 1m 3f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 21.82s
- Off time: 16:20:34
|3rd||7 Brimstone Hill||nse||11/4|
|4||130 9-4||J Ryan||A Kirby||81||9/4f|
Gaelic Silver (FR) 9
|7||130 9-4||G L Moore||G Baker||78||25/1|
Noguchi (IRE) 21
|8||129 9-3||M P F Murphy||T G McLaughlin||77||6/1|
King Olav (UAE) 21
|8||129 9-3||A W Carroll||Kirsty Milczarek||77||33/1|
Kames Park (IRE) 9
|11||127 9-1||R C Guest||Philip Prince (7)||75||16/1|
Brimstone Hill (IRE) 31
|4||126 9-0||A Carson||William Carson||77||11/4|
Reflect (IRE) 18
|5||125 8-13 t||D Shaw||F Norton||73||7/1|
St Ignatius 19
|6||124 8-12 p||A Bailey||Robert Tart (7)||72||16/1|
Nave (USA) 17
|6||121 8-9||D M Simcock||Martin Lane||69||6/1|
||6||912||D M Simcock||Non Runner||80||NR|
There's little to separate WILDOMAR and Noguchi on their running here earlier this month behind Noble Silk. The former can be forgiven his latest defeat as he failed to last the 2m trip and John Ryan's charge gets another chance in this. The latter looks the main danger though Kames Park is not easily ruled out as he was always going to struggle in much better company here last time but had been in winning form before that. Brimstone Hill, Reflect and Nave have all been placed of late and capable of getting involved with similar efforts.
English Summer 6-4fav (10-1) Held up tracking leading pair, closed over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, quickened to lead final 100 yards, eased close home, cosily, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Tingo In The Tale (9-3) by 1l, 4 ran.
Reflect (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, driven over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Cool Sky (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Noguchi (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Noble Silk (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Brimstone Hill (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Mica Mika (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Wildomar 9-4fav (9-2) Held up towards rear on inside, smooth headway on inner 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, no extra and outstayed inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Woolfall Treasure (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Nave (USA) 6-4 (9-4) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Jacobs Son (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Kames Park (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly away, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Spifer (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Gaelic Silver (FR) 33-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 7, 12l behind Spifer (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
St Ignatius 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaidng pair until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Purple 'n Gold (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
King Olav (UAE) 25-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 14l behind Noble Silk (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.