Keith Prowse Hospitality Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1) 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £34,206 2nd £12,834 3rd £6,426 4th £3,204 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 1.10s
  • Off time: 13:55:23

Full Result

13:55 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 6 Master Minded (FR) P F Nicholls 7 11-7 N Fehily 10/11f
SP 10/11f Disputed 3rd in main group, headway 3 out, soon tracked leader, led next, driven clear last, ridden out flat, comfortably £1200-£1000 £5000-£5000 £3000-£3000 £2000-£2000 £1000-£1000(x2) £800-£800 £300-£300 £1000-£1100
2nd 8 8 Petit Robin (FR) N J Henderson 7 11-7 B J Geraghty 6/1
SP 6/1 Tracked leader and clear, hit 6th, led 4 out, headed 2 out, ridden last, no chance with winner flat, held on for 2nd near finish opened 8/1
3rd ½ 9 Somersby (IRE) Miss H C Knight 6 11-7 Hadden Frost 13/2
SP 13/2 Mid-division in main group, not fluent 8th, outpaced 3 out, kept on under pressure to go 3rd after last, just held for 2nd near finish, no chance with winner
4th 12 2 I'm So Lucky D Pipe 8 11-7 t T Scudamore 22/1
SP 22/1 Led and clear with one other, mistake and headed 4 out, outpaced when switched right next, lost place before 2 out, soon beaten, lost 3rd after last opened 20/1
5th ¾ 1 Gauvain (GER) Nick Williams 8 11-7 D A Jacob 11/2
SP 11/2 Disputed 3rd in main group until driven and outpaced 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no chance with leaders opened 7/1
6th 5 Mahogany Blaze (FR) N A Twiston-Davies 8 11-7 b S Twiston-Davies 40/1
SP 40/1 Behind, ridden and outpaced 5 out, never dangerous opened 50/1
7th 7 3 Kalahari King (FR) Ferdy Murphy 9 11-7 G Lee 9/1
SP 9/1 Held up behind, ridden and outpaced 4 out, soon beaten opened 15/2
8th 6 7 Oiseau de Nuit (FR) C L Tizzard 8 11-7 b1 J Tizzard 66/1
SP 66/1 Mid-division in main group, outpaced 4 out, soon lost place, weakened 2 out opened 50/1
9th dist 4 Kinkeel (IRE) A W Carroll 11 11-7 E Dehdashti 250/1
SP 250/1 In rear, lost touch 6th, soon tailed off
NR 10 Twist Magic (FR) P F Nicholls 8 11-7 S Thomas

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.80 Tote Place £1.10 £2.10 £2.10 Straight Forecast £6.83 Exacta £8.30 Trifecta £25.60 Swingers 1&2 £3.20, 2&3 £5.30, 1&3 £1.40

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

MASTER MINDED was entitled to win this on the figures and he produced a scintillating round to take the rescheduled Tingle Creek. Noel Fehily decided to sit some way off the breakneck pace set by I'm So Lucky and Petit Robin and though it looked as if he may have given those rivals plenty of ground - he was able to progress rapidly on the run to the second last and put the issue beyond any doubt with two sumptuous leaps. Clive Smith confirmed that he is likely to head to the Victor Chandler at Ascot in January before attempting to regain his crown at Cheltenham in March. Petit Robin tired in the closing stages and that was understandable given that he had been involved in an early duel. This was a fair effort on reappearance and it is entirely possible that he has improved. Sommersby had proved unruly in the preliminaries and his participation was in doubt. He ran on well despite making a mistake at the eighth and he will be seen to better effect when stepped up in trip and ideally, on better ground. Gauvain tracked the leaders though could not cope once the race started to take shape. Perhaps this race was a classic case of the bounce factor but he is much better than this run suggests. Kalahari King was customarily held up and while allowed plenty of time to get into the race, his goose was cooked once he met the third last awkwardly. His better efforts have tended to obtain in the spring and though he will be better over further, ambitions of a King George look light years away on this evidence.