Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 2, 13 runners)
  • Winner £12,524 2nd £3,700 3rd £1,850 4th £926 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 59.70s
  • Off time: 11:40:22

Full Result

11:40 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 1 Woolcombe Folly (IRE) P F Nicholls 7 11-12 Ryan Mahon (5) 4/1f
SP 4/1f Held up in touch, headway to go 2nd after 3 out, challenged next, led before last, ridden and stayed on well flat £1350-£300 £1200-£300
2nd 6 10 Tanks For That (IRE) N J Henderson 7 10-7 B J Geraghty 9/1
SP 9/1 Tracked leaders, headway to lead 8th, ridden and headed before last, kept on under pressure flat, no impression opened 12/1
3rd 14 7 Fiendish Flame (IRE) D McCain Jnr 6 11-3 J M Maguire 6/1
SP 6/1 Led, headed and blundered 8th, remained in touch, ridden to chase leading pair after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no chance with front pair opened 7/1 touched 11/2
4th 3 Cornas (NZ) Nick Williams 8 11-8 D A Jacob 8/1
SP 8/1 Mid-division on inside, chased leaders 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from next, never on terms opened 12/1
5th ½ 13 Tramantano N A Twiston-Davies 11 10-0 P J Brennan 25/1
SP 25/1 Towards rear of mid-division, under pressure when mistake 8th, kept on from 2 out, never near leaders £10000-£300
6th 5 Oh Crick (FR) A King 7 11-6 R Thornton 5/1
SP 5/1 Mid-division, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, never near leaders opened 11/2 £2000-£320 £2500-£500
7th 14 Mam Ratagan Mrs H S Main 9 10-0 Peter Toole (3) 33/1
SP 33/1 Tracked leaders, mistake 8th, chased leader 4 out until next, weakened 2 out
8th 8 2 I'msingingtheblues (IRE) D Pipe 8 11-10 t Danny Cook (3) 16/1
SP 16/1 Always in rear opened 12/1
9th 8 Safari Journey (USA) P J Hobbs 6 11-2 b R Johnson 9/1
SP 9/1 Mistake 1st, soon mid-division, lost place when mistake 5 out, behind when blundered 3 out opened 11/1
10th ¾ 12 Grand Lahou (FR) Tim Vaughan 7 10-2 Mr Tom David (7) 16/1
SP 16/1 Prominent, mistake 6th (water), lost place 5 out, 5th and under pressure when mistake 3 out, soon weakened
11th 4 Consigliere (FR) D Pipe 7 11-6 bt T Scudamore 9/1
SP 9/1 Mid-division, lost place 7th, behind from 4 out
12th 26 9 I'm Delilah Ferdy Murphy 8 10-10 G Lee 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up in touch, 8th and under pressure when blundered 4 out, weakened next opened 10/1
13th dist 11 Perce Rock Jonjo O'Neill 8 10-7 R P Mclernon (3) 50/1
SP 50/1 Mistake 1st, behind, struggling when mistake 7th, tailed off 3 out
NR 6 Tartak (FR) T R George 7 11-5 2nd Preference

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £4.50 Tote Place £2.30 £3.10 £2.30 Straight Forecast £39.34 Exacta £51.40 Trifecta £227.00 Swingers 1&2 £9.20, 2&3 £16.80, 1&3 £5.40

Jackpot £3,033.90, Pool: £14956.06, 3.5 winning tickets
Placepot £43.90, Pool: £225954.6, 3753.16 winning tickets
Quadpot £14.60, Pool: £15397.45, 779.7 winning tickets

Analysis

WOOLCOMBE FOLLY got Paul Nicholls day off to the best possible start with a fine performance under Ryan Mahon. The race was always likely to be staged at a blistering gallop with a number of proven front runners in the field and Ryan Mahon was keen to keep away from that early battle. Held up in mid-division, he asked his mount to get closer after the tenth and brought his horse to challenge the leader at the last - going away in taking fashion. Paul Nicholls will now be looking at graded company. The Game Spirit was mentioned as a possible target in despatches as was a possible crack at the French Champion Chase. He is currently a general 16/1 for the Cheltenham equivalent in March. Tanks For That was always in the mix and went on at the seventh. He did not do too much wrong bar meet a much superior rival and he is sure to be thereabouts in similar company again. Fiendish Flame was always going to be vulnerable to finishers but having cut out most of the work, he could not wrestle the lead back and hung right under pressure up the home straight. Cornas reportedly finished lame last month so connections will have been encouraged at the way he ran on, though both he and fifth placed, Tramantano, never really threatened to land this prize. Oh Crick was allowed to come home at his own pace though having travelled well and made some headway inside the final mile, this effort has to go down as a tad disappointing. I'm Delilah compromised her chance with an error at a vital stage and might be worth a look when tried back against her own sex.