Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 12 runners)
  • Winner £182,432
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 59.40s
  • Off time: 15:25:03

Full Result

15:20 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 6 Master Minded (FR) P F Nicholls 6 11-10 R Walsh 4/11f
SP 4/11f Mid-division, closed from 5th, challenged 4 out, led after 2 out, soon asserted, ran on well opened 1/3 touched 2/5 £10000-£25000(x2) £6000-£15000 £4000-£10000 £2400-£6000 £2000-£5000(x2) £1000-£2500 £600-£1500(x2) £400-£1000(x4) £4000-£11000(x3) £2000-£5500 £1200-£3300 £400-£1100(x3)
2nd 7 12 Well Chief (GER) D Pipe 10 11-10 Timmy Murphy 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up in rear, keen early, headway into mid-division 6th, tracking leaders 4 out, not fluent 3 out and lost ground on leading trio, kept on approaching last, edged left flat, ran on to take 2nd, no chance with winner £20000-£1200 £5000-£300(x4) £20000-£1400(x2) £10000-£700 £5000-£350(x4) £10000-£800 £5000-£400(x2)
3rd 2 8 Petit Robin (FR) N J Henderson 6 11-10 B J Geraghty 12/1
SP 12/1 Prominent 1st, chased leaders, blundered 5th, quickened to take narrow lead 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, outpaced by winner when not fluent last, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd flat opened 14/1
4th 7 Newmill (IRE) J J Murphy 11 11-10 R M Power 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up in rear, mistake 1st, headway 8th, outpaced from 3 out, kept on from last and went 4th flat
5th 5 10 Scotsirish (IRE) W P Mullins 8 11-10 P Townend 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up towards rear, headway after 8th and soon chasing leaders, outpaced 3 out, stayed on approaching last, no impression when hampered at fence, weakened flat opened 50/1
6th 7 4 Mahogany Blaze (FR) N A Twiston-Davies 7 11-10 P J Brennan 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up in rear, hampered 9th, modest seventh 3 out, never in contention opened 66/1
7th 11 1 Ashley Brook (IRE) K Bishop 11 11-10 R Johnson 66/1
SP 66/1 Prominent 1st, chased leaders until after 3rd, last by 5th, hampered 4 out and behind after
8th 15 9 Santa's Son (IRE) J Howard Johnson 9 11-10 t D F O'Regan 33/1
SP 33/1 Prominent 1st, chased leaders, hit 3rd, weakened after 4 out opened 40/1
9th dist 5 Marodima (FR) Miss R Curtis 6 11-10 Nick Scholfield 100/1
SP 100/1 Raced freely, led after 1st, hit 2nd and 3rd, headed 4 out, weakened quickly, tailed off opened 150/1
F 2 Big Zeb (IRE) C A Murphy 8 11-10 R Thornton 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up towards rear, headway after 8th, 5th when fell 9th
F 3 Briareus A M Balding 9 11-10 A P McCoy 16/1
SP 16/1 Led until after 1st, chased leader, took narrow lead 4 out, headed when pace quickened 3 out, stumbled 2 out, 4th and weakening when fell last
F 11 Twist Magic (FR) P F Nicholls 7 11-10 t S Thomas 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, rear when hit 7th and 8th, well behind after 4 out, fell 2 out opened 20/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.40 Tote Place £1.10 £2.60 £2.20 Straight Forecast £5.89 Exacta £7.30 Trifecta £36.00 Swingers 1&2 £2.90, 2&3 £7.00, 1&3 £2.20

Jackpot £72,548.90, Pool: £102181.65, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot £753.20, Pool: £882016.7, 854.79 winning tickets
Quadpot £33.40, Pool: £42680.19, 943.94 winning tickets

Analysis

It may have been the most predictable result of the week but it's still a privilege simply to watch MASTER MINDED. Two false starts thanks to the over-eager Marodima might have ruffled the 4-11 favourite's feathers as when he hit the front coming down the hill, he didn't quicken clear as he did last year. But he still had seven lengths to spare at the line from Well Chief, off the course for two years with leg trouble, who ran a blinder under a sympathetic Timmy Murphy ride. Briareus made a hash of the last allowing Petit Robin, who made mistakes, to get up at the line for third.