Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 1, 23 runners)
  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330 5th £2,680 6th £1,340
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 51.00s
  • Off time: 14:23:25

Full Result

14:20 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 3 Brampour (IRE) P F Nicholls 4 11-11 Mr H Derham (7) 12/1
SP 12/1 Mid-division, headway when not fluent 2 out, chased leaders on inside between last 2, led last, ridden and stayed on well flat
2nd 19 Olofi (FR) T R George 5 10-6 pt P J Brennan 8/1
SP 8/1 Tracked leaders, effort on stands side rail approaching last, soon every chance, ridden and stayed on flat, went 2nd near finish opened 12/1 £20000-£2000 £5000-£500
3rd ½ 18 Abergavenny B Ellison 4 10-6 Felix de Giles 28/1
SP 28/1 Tracked leaders, driven and headway 2 out, ridden and every chance last, soon chased winner, kept on under pressure flat, lost 2nd near finish opened 33/1
4th hd 6 Moon Dice (IRE) P W Flynn 6 11-6 T Doyle 11/2
SP 11/2 Tracked leaders, not much room and switched left to inside approaching last, ridden and kept on flat opened 15/2 £8000-£1000 £2400-£300 £2100-£300 £13000-£2000
5th 13 Viva Colonia (IRE) D O'Meara 6 10-13 Timmy Murphy 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up behind, headway on inside between last 2, chased leaders last, kept on same pace flat, no impression opened 50/1
6th ¾ 10 Via Galilei (IRE) G L Moore 6 11-2 Joshua Moore (5) 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, effort approaching last, ridden and stayed on same pace flat opened 14/1
7th ½ 8 Third Intention (IRE) C L Tizzard 4 11-4 J Tizzard 20/1
SP 20/1 Disputed lead, driven and every chance when hit last, soon ridden, stayed on same pace flat opened 16/1
8th s.h 1 Sanctuaire (FR) P F Nicholls 5 11-12 R Walsh 14/1
SP 14/1 Behind, headway 3 out, switched left and chased leaders approaching last, ridden and one pace flat, no impression opened 12/1
9th 12 Inspector Clouseau (IRE) W P Mullins 6 10-13 t D E Mullins (3) 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, no impression from next
10th ½ 22 Ultimate B Ellison 5 10-4 Danny Cook 11/1
SP 11/1 Led narrowly to 2nd, regained narrow lead next, ridden and headed last, weakened flat opened 12/1
11th 3 17 Pateese (FR) P J Hobbs 6 10-9 R Johnson 9/2f
SP 9/2f With leaders, every chance 2 out, ridden and not much room when lost place and blundered last, weakened flat opened 11/2 £5000-£800(x2) £3000-£500 £2750-£500 £10000-£2000
12th ¾ 5 Jack Cool (IRE) C Byrnes 5 11-7 p A P McCoy 12/1
SP 12/1 With leaders, every chance 2 out, lost place when not much room approaching last, weakened flat £6000-£500
13th ¾ 24 Alazan (IRE) P J Hobbs 5 10-1 C P Geoghegan (3) 66/1
SP 66/1 Behind, headway when not fluent 3 out, soon chased leaders, weakened before last
14th 4 Nearby P J Hobbs 7 11-9 C J Davies (7) 40/1
SP 40/1 Tracked leaders, outpaced before 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, weakened flat opened 33/1
15th ½ 11 The Betchworth Kid A King 6 11-1 Jimmy McCarthy 25/1
SP 25/1 Always behind
16th 11 9 Kumbeshwar A King 4 11-4 R Thornton 16/1
SP 16/1 In touch on inside, lost place before 3 out, soon behind
17th 9 20 Andhaar S Gollings 5 10-5 K Mercer 100/1
SP 100/1 In touch, lost place 4 out, soon behind
18th ½ 7 Son Of Flicka D McCain Jnr 7 11-6 A P Lane 50/1
SP 50/1 Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, soon behind opened 66/1
19th 14 Palawi (IRE) J J Quinn 4 10-11 D C Costello 66/1
SP 66/1 With leaders, led 2nd to next, lost place 4 out, soon behind opened 50/1
20th 17 23 Harry Tricker G L Moore 7 10-1 p C Bolger 66/1
SP 66/1 Always towards rear
21st 22 21 Eightybarackstreet (IRE) T Cooper 5 10-5 p Paul Moloney 50/1
SP 50/1 Close up on outside, lost place 3 out, soon weakened
22nd 6 15 Oldrik (GER) P J Hobbs 8 10-10 p R Flint 33/1
SP 33/1 Always behind on inside
PU 2 Topolski (IRE) D W P Arbuthnot 5 11-12 Tom Cannon (5) 40/1
SP 40/1 Behind, blundered 2nd, struggling 4th, lost touch 4 out, soon pulled up opened 33/1
WD 16 A Media Luz (FR) N J Henderson 4 10-9 B J Geraghty 9/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £13.90 Tote Place £3.30,£3.00,£6.10,£2.10 Straight Forecast £81.09 Exacta £249.50 Swingers 1&2:£25.60 2&3:£19.50 1&3:£73.10

Jackpot £28,102.12 carried forward to Wolverhampton, 14th Nov
Placepot £19.70, Pool: £223987.9, 8264.68 winning tickets
Quadpot £12.90, Pool: £12199.46, 698.75 winning tickets

#16 A Media Luz (FR) withdrawn - deduction of 10p in the pound on All Bets


BRAMPOUR made it two out of two for the season in a handicap in which four year olds have often struggled and is finally beginning to live up to the high expectations that were held for him last season when he was favourite for the Triumph Hurdle before he'd even jumped an obstacle in public. It will have been a particularly sweet success for Paul Nicholls with his young nephew in the saddle and Harry Derham has looked very accomplished for one with so little experience. The time was good but the overall pace didn't look that strong and this renewal didn't look to be anywhere near as strong as many that have preceded it and the quotes about the winner for the Champion Hurdle make no appeal at this stage. However, he did quicken right away from his field from the final flight and is on a steep upward curve having beaten older handicappers on both starts this season and should stay further - he is likely to return here for the Bula and that will provide a better indication of his standing. Olofi was fifth in the race last year and could well have given the winner more to think about granted a clear run at the final flight where a number of the field met with interference as they clustered under the stands' side rail. He has yet to win a handicap and will go up in the weights again but looks an improved performer this season and should remain competitive. Abergavenny lost his unbeaten record over hurdles on his handicap debut but ran a huge race, bouncing back from a poor run in the Cesarewitch. His trainer sent out Bothy to finish second 12 months ago, he progressed throughout the season and it would be no surprise if a similar campaign is mapped out for this fellow; he's another who should stay further. Moon Dice is another who could be considered a fraction unlucky not to have finished closer as he was switched towards the middle of the track at the final flight when he found his path blocked but he essentially lacked the tactical pace of some of his rivals. He's progressive and would have ideally been suited by a faster surface and stronger gallop. Viva Colonia progressed throughout his first season with David O'Meara and ran a career best in finishing a never nearer fifth although it's possible that this could flatter him; it'll be interesting to see if he can build on this. Via Galilei, second to Brampour at Ascot, travelled well again but doesn't always find as much as looks likely and failed to get up the hill. Third Intention is another strong traveller and he looked sure to be involved in the finish coming down the hill but he had nothing left in the closing stages; he tends to race with the choke out and may be better served by a test of speed unless connections can get him to settle better. Sanctuaire has plenty of ability but is far from straightforward and looked reluctant at the start; he settled quite well and warmed to his task as the tempo quickened but was never quite getting there. He may still be well enough handicapped to win one of these but will need everything to fall right. Pateese was all the rage following an easy win at Sandown and is due to race from a 10lb higher mark in future; he has run back to back races in the past so the quick return to the track shouldn't have been an issue and this was disappointing. It's possible that his Sandown victory flattered him but he has often shaped as though he could develop into a useful handicapper and ought to be given another chance. Kumbeshwar showed useful form as a juvenile but dropped out quickly having travelled quite well, much as he had at Ascot, and now has a little to prove.