William Hill Trophy Handicap Chase (grade 3) 3m 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 1, 24 runners)
  • Winner £45,608
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country Good,Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 10.70s
  • Off time: 14:40:16

Full Result

14:40 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 15 Chief Dan George (IRE) James Moffatt 10 10-10 P Aspell 33/1
SP 33/1 Always prominent, challenged 3 out, led after next, ridden and headed approaching last, rallied to lead again flat, held on near finish £10000-£300
2nd hd 18 The Package D Pipe 7 10-9 Timmy Murphy 9/2f
SP 9/2f Held up behind, headway on outside at bypassed 4 out, ridden approaching last, rallied to go 2nd flat, closed on winner towards finish, just held opened 6/1 £10000-£1600 £5000-£800 £18000-£3000 £12000-£200
3rd 23 Ogee Mrs P Robeson 7 10-5 J A McCarthy 8/1
SP 8/1 In touch, mistake 5th, headway to lead 3 out, pecked next, soon headed, rallied to lead again before last, headed flat, kept on, lost 2nd towards finish opened 11/1 £10000-£1000
4th 4 24 Offshore Account (IRE) C F Swan 10 10-3 t D J Casey 33/1
SP 33/1 Always prominent, challenged 3 out, ridden last, one pace flat
5th 7 1 The Tother One (IRE) P F Nicholls 9 11-12 b1 R Walsh 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division 14th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, no impression £10000-£600
6th nk 16 Theatrical Moment (USA) Jonjo O'Neill 7 10-10 A P McCoy 11/1
SP 11/1 Mid-division, effort 3 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure, no impression opened 10/1
7th s.h 17 Ollie Magern N A Twiston-Davies 12 10-9 T Molloy (3) 80/1
SP 80/1 Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure, never on terms opened 100/1
8th 11 Nenuphar Collonges (FR) A King 9 10-12 b W Hutchinson 16/1
SP 16/1 In touch, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
9th nk 4 Niche Market (IRE) R H Buckler 9 11-6 Harry Skelton (3) 20/1
SP 20/1 In touch, led 14th, headed 3 out, soon ridden, weakened from next opened 18/1
10th 5 22 Officier De Reserve (FR) Miss V Williams 8 10-5 t Aidan Coleman 28/1
SP 28/1 Held up in rear, ridden 2 out, never on terms
11th 14 20 Bible Lord (IRE) Andrew Turnell 9 10-7 M D Grant 80/1
SP 80/1 Never better than mid-division opened 100/1
12th 10 Character Building (IRE) J J Quinn 10 10-13 B J Geraghty 12/1
SP 12/1 Mid-division, mistake 10th, never dangerous £5000-£400
13th 6 3 Comply Or Die (IRE) D Pipe 11 11-7 b Danny Cook (3) 40/1
SP 40/1 With leader, led 5th, headed 14th, driven and outpaced 3 out, soon weakened
14th 7 2 Joe Lively (IRE) C L Tizzard 11 11-9 b J Tizzard 33/1
SP 33/1 Led to 5th, with leader, lost place after 14th, weakened 3 out opened 28/1
15th 6 12 Kicks For Free (IRE) P F Nicholls 9 10-12 Christian Williams 22/1
SP 22/1 Mistakes, always behind opened 20/1
16th ¾ 19 Stan (NZ) Miss V Williams 11 10-8 Mr Harry Challoner (7) 66/1
SP 66/1 Tracked leaders, weakened 3 out
17th 14 14 New Alco (FR) Ferdy Murphy 9 10-10 G Lee 20/1
SP 20/1 In rear, pecked 12th, never dangerous opened 18/1
PU 8 Beat The Boys (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 9 11-0 J M Maguire 50/1
SP 50/1 Mid-division on outside, lost place 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out £20000-£400
PU 6 Razor Royale (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 8 11-3 P J Brennan 12/1
SP 12/1 Tracked leaders on inside, pecked 12th, lost place 15th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out opened 14/1
F 13 Bensalem (IRE) A King 7 10-11 R Thornton 6/1
SP 6/1 Mistake 1st, held up behind, headway 15th, close up 5th and every chance when fell 2 out £13000-£2000 £5000-£800 £18000-£3000 £3600-£600
F 21 Knowhere (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 12 10-6 b T Scudamore 28/1
SP 28/1 Mid-division when fell 7th opened 33/1
UR 7 Tatenen (FR) P F Nicholls 6 11-2 Nick Scholfield 33/1
SP 33/1 Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, 5th and under pressure when hampered and unseated rider after 2 out
BD 5 Casey Jones (IRE) N Meade 9 11-5 t P Carberry 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division when hampered and brought down 7th £10000-£500
BD 9 Exmoor Ranger (IRE) V R A Dartnall 8 11-0 T J O'Brien 20/1
SP 20/1 Behind when mistake, hampered and brought down 7th

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £52.70 Tote Place £9.10 £2.00 £2.00 £10.00 Straight Forecast £158.50 Exacta £297.00 Trifecta £961.30 Swingers 1&2 £39.10, 2&3 £2.70, 1&3 £69.90

Jackpot £109,908.17 carried forward to Cheltenham, 17th Mar
Placepot £98.40, Pool: £895596.75, 6642.06 winning tickets
Quadpot £29.10, Pool: £30280.54, 769.9 winning tickets

Analysis

Another result for the layers as 33-1 outsider CHIEF DAN GEORGE held on to deny the well-supported 9-2 favourite The Package in a thrilling photo finish. Jimmy Moffatt's 10-year-old was always in the front rank while The Package was held up last as stablemate and former Grand National winner Comply Or Die took them along. He faded under a big weight as the race began to unfold, with Ogee and Bensalem travelling ominously well behind the eventual winner. Bensalem must've been trading short in-running approaching the second last but he fell at that fence allowing Ogee and Chief Dan George to battle on towards the last. The Package came inching closer under a strong drive from Timmy Murphy and after overtaking Ogee he closed on Chief Dan George with every stride but the post came just in time. Offshore Account would've been a closer fourth but for a late blunder while The Tother One stayed on for fifth in first-time blinkers under Ruby Walsh.