David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 21 runners)
  • Winner £56,330
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 55.00s
  • Off time: 16:41:40

Full Result

16:40 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 8 Quevega (FR) W P Mullins 5 11-3 R Walsh 2/1f
SP 2/1f Mid-division, smooth headway approaching 3 out, led after 2 out, quicken before last, soon clear, ran on strongly opened 9/4 touched 15/8 £12500-£5000(x2) £10000-£4000(x2) £2500-£1000 £22500-£10000 £13500-£6000 £9000-£4000(x4) £4500-£2000(x5) £3375-£1500 £2250-£1000(x4) £2025-£900 £1800-£800(x2) £10000-£5000 £8000-£4000 £6000-£3000(x2) £4000-£2000(x2) £2400-£1200 £2000-£1000(x2)
2nd 14 6 United (GER) Mrs L Wadham 8 11-5 D Elsworth 10/3
SP 10/3 Prominent, led 2 out, soon headed, outpaced by winner before last, soon no chance, just held on for 2nd opened 4/1 £9000-£2000 £4500-£1000(x3) £3150-£700 £8000-£2000(x3) £6000-£1500 £4000-£1000(x3) £3500-£1000(x4) £2800-£800 £1750-£500 £2000-£600
3rd s.h 10 Aura About You (IRE) P Nolan 6 11-0 A P Cawley 28/1
SP 28/1 In touch, mistake 2nd, every chance 2 out, outpaced by winner before last, edged right flat, stayed on, just failed to get 2nd opened 33/1 £10000-£250
4th ¾ 17 Over Sixty A King 6 11-0 R Thornton 25/1
SP 25/1 Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, kept on flat opened 33/1
5th hd 14 Gaspara (FR) D Pipe 6 11-0 v T Scudamore 16/1
SP 16/1 Led, not fluent 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, edged right flat, kept on same pace £5000-£250
6th 6 15 How's Business C J Mann 5 11-0 N Fehily 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up towards rear, ridden after 7th, progress from 2 out, never in contention
7th 2 1 Chomba Womba (IRE) N J Henderson 8 11-5 B J Geraghty 6/1
SP 6/1 Mid-division, mistakes 5th and 6th, not fluent next, headway approaching 3 out, soon tracking leaders, weakened and eased before last opened 13/2 £10000-£1300 £10500-£1500 £13000-£2000 £6500-£1000
8th ¾ 19 Sweetheart Jamie Poulton 5 11-0 Matthew Batchelor 28/1
SP 28/1 Towards rear, mistake 6th, driven and behind next, kept on from last, never dangerous opened 25/1
9th 16 Issaquah (IRE) J M Jefferson 7 11-0 P Kinsella 66/1
SP 66/1 Mid-division, headway 7th, well there 2 out, weakened before last opened 50/1
10th ¾ 2 Give It Time Mrs J Harrington 6 11-5 A D Leigh 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, not much room after 3 out, weakened under pressure from 2 out opened 16/1 £40000-£2000
11th ¾ 11 Carole's Legacy N J Henderson 5 11-0 A P McCoy 12/1
SP 12/1 Took keen hold, held up towards rear, struggling after 7th, never on terms
12th 9 9 Amber Brook (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 8 11-0 P J Brennan 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up in rear, reminders after 3 out, never in contention
13th 3 Megans Joy (IRE) C A Murphy 7 11-5 M M O'Connor 40/1
SP 40/1 Tracked leader until approaching 2 out where mistake, weakened soon after
14th 20 Wychwoods Legend M Keighley 6 11-0 t W Marston 100/1
SP 100/1 In touch, not fluent 4th, ridden after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out
15th 4 Oscar Rebel (IRE) W J Burke 7 11-5 P Carberry 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up, always towards rear opened 11/1 £28000-£2000 £7000-£500
16th 17 18 Shenanigan W K Goldsworthy 8 11-0 B Wharfe 150/1
SP 150/1 In rear when jumped slowly 1st, soon pushed along, always behind, tailed off 6th opened 100/1
17th 13 13 Gallileo Figaro (USA) N B King 6 11-0 t Alex Merriam 150/1
SP 150/1 Mid-division, weakened after 6th, tailed off next opened 100/1
PU 12 Dansimar Miss V Williams 5 11-0 Aidan Coleman 16/1
SP 16/1 Prominent, hit 5th, mistake 7th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last £8000-£500
PU 7 Helens Vision Tim Vaughan 6 11-3 t S E Durack 50/1
SP 50/1 Mid-division, not fluent 5th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up after last opened 40/1
PU 5 Pagan Starprincess G M Moore 5 11-5 F Keniry 50/1
SP 50/1 Towards rear, ridden 6th, well behind next, tailed off when pulled up before last
PU 21 Purely By Chance J Pearce 4 10-5 W Hutchinson 200/1
SP 200/1 Always in rear, well behind 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.00 Tote Place £1.70 £1.90 £6.30 Straight Forecast £7.39 Exacta £7.80 Trifecta £388.10 Swingers 1&2 £1.50, 2&3 £12.90, 1&3 £33.70

Jackpot £36,528.20 carried forward to Cheltenham, 11th Mar, 0.5 winning tickets
Placepot £122.50, Pool: £967922.25, 5766.52 winning tickets
Quadpot £4.40, Pool: £42321.22, 7033.06 winning tickets

Analysis

Possibly the easiest winner we will see all week as QUEVEGA justified trainer Willie Mullins' pre-race comments that she was his banker of the meeting. Gaspara was another David Pipe inmate to set a sterling gallop with United hunting her up from halfway. But as they turned into the straight, the winner was simply cantering and Ruby Walsh merely had to shake the reins to send her hurtling clear jumping the last. United ran on bravely for second with outsider Aura About You, a danger before Quevega appeared on the scene, a gallant third.