Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 110y

  • (4yo, 2m 110y, Class 1, 23 runners)
  • Winner £34,206 2nd £12,834 3rd £6,426 4th £3,204 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.70s
  • Off time: 16:40:19

Full Result

16:40 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 20 What A Charm (IRE) A L T Moore 4 10-6 p P Townend 9/1
SP 9/1 In touch in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, tracking leaders next, challenging when bumped just before last, led flat, driven out opened 8/1 touched 10/1
2nd nk 1 Kumbeshwar A King 4 11-10 Charlie Huxley (3) 33/1
SP 33/1 Took keen hold, led after 1st, ridden and strongly pressed when edged right just before last, headed flat, stayed on under pressure, held towards finish
3rd 16 Dhaafer A King 4 10-10 p1 R Thornton 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up in touch, improved 5th, challenged 3 out, 3rd and ridden when switched left approaching last, kept on same pace flat, no impression on front pair
4th 4 Plan A (IRE) G Elliott 4 11-8 P Carberry 4/1f
SP 4/1f Held up in mid-division, headway 3 out, not fluent 2 out, ridden and disputing close 3rd approaching last, stayed on same pace flat
5th 13 Jubail (IRE) A King 4 10-12 W Hutchinson 33/1
SP 33/1 Chasing leaders after 1st, well there in behind leaders 2 out, 5th and beaten last, no extra £20000-£500
6th 21 Rock Of Deauville (IRE) P F Nicholls 4 10-3 t1 Harry Skelton 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, chasing leaders when mistake 2 out, no impression when hit last
7th 2 9 Tenor Nivernais (FR) Miss V Williams 4 11-1 Aidan Coleman 11/2
SP 11/2 Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, plenty to do when staying on approaching last, kept on flat, nearest finish opened 6/1 £4875-£750 £1950-£300
8th ¾ 22 Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) R A Fahey 4 10-0 v B Hughes 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, well there 2 out, no impression on leaders before last, weakened
9th ¾ 10 Paintball (IRE) C E Longsdon 4 11-0 R Johnson 15/2
SP 15/2 Chased leaders, challenged after 4th, hit next, every chance 3 out, no extra approaching last opened 8/1
10th ¾ 7 The Starboard Bow Miss Lucinda V Russell 4 11-3 P Buchanan 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up towards rear, some headway approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on flat, no impression
11th 12 Harry Hunt G McPherson 4 11-0 J Mogford 66/1
SP 66/1 Led until after 1st, tracked leaders, weakened approaching 2 out
12th 23 Tom Wade (IRE) John A Harris 4 10-0 S Twiston-Davies (3) 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, some headway approaching 3 out on outside, soon outpaced, no impression after
13th 11 Beyond (IRE) Evan Williams 4 11-0 D N Russell 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, took keen hold, well beaten approaching 3 out, no impression after opened 18/1
14th 14 Kayef (GER) M Scudamore 4 10-11 T Scudamore 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up towards rear on outside, mistake 2nd, headway approaching 4th, not fluent and weakened 3 out
15th 4 8 Akula (IRE) M H Tompkins 4 11-2 C Bolger 40/1
SP 40/1 Held up in mid-division, mistake 2nd, hit 5th, soon ridden and weakened opened 50/1
16th 7 5 Titan De Sarti (FR) N J Henderson 4 11-6 A P McCoy 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up towards rear, hit 4th, not fluent 5th, well beaten when mistake last opened 10/1
17th 3 Whitby Jack G L Moore 4 11-9 J E Moore 14/1
SP 14/1 Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2 out, soon weakened opened 10/1
18th ¾ 19 Lady Willa (IRE) Mark Gillard 4 10-6 T J Phelan (3) 100/1
SP 100/1 Prominent 1st, chased leaders after, weakened approaching 3 out
19th 15 Mr Muddle Miss S West 4 10-10 A Glassonbury 100/1
SP 100/1 Prominent, hit 3rd soon ridden, lost place next, soon weaknend
20th 14 17 Looks Like Slim B De Haan 4 10-8 D Elsworth 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up towards rear, struggling after 5th
21st 6 18 L'eminence Grise (IRE) Nick Williams 4 10-7 D A Jacob 20/1
SP 20/1 Prominent, weakened after 5th opened 16/1
22nd 7 6 Mark Twain (IRE) K C Bailey 4 11-6 t J M Maguire 100/1
SP 100/1 Hit 5th, always in rear
PU 2 Celtus (FR) N J Henderson 4 11-9 B J Geraghty 12/1
SP 12/1 In touch in mid-division, closed on inside 5th, pushed along and losing place when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £10.80 Tote Place £2.50 £7.30 £4.10 £2.20 Straight Forecast £285.54 Exacta £520.80 Trifecta £9,156.30 Swingers 1&2 £49.20, 2&3 £27.50, 1&3 £124.20

Jackpot £74,164.61 carried forward to Cheltenham, 17th Mar
Placepot £933.20, Pool: £918439.44, 718.42 winning tickets
Quadpot £211.90, Pool: £38065.53, 132.92 winning tickets

Analysis

Another cracking finish with WHAT A CHARM putting her stamina to good use and narrowly seeing off the game Kumbeshwar in the final 50 yards for a neck success. A winner over two miles on the flat, the winner was always going to play a hand if within touching distance turning in, and with the strong pace playing into her hands she was in pole position to strike before the second-last flight of hurdles. Getting tons of weight from the runner-up, she jumped level at the last flight and displayed plenty of temerity in the run to the line. Alan King must be kicking himself, as he trained the second, third and fifth home. The runner-up was up with the pace throughout, and having raced with plenty of zest, it was to his credit that he saw the race out as well as he did. He was a battling hardy horse on the flat for David Evans and none of that has changed. Dhaafer was sporting first-time cheek-pieces, but in the second colours of leading owner Simon Munir he ran a cracker. Like his stablemate he raced close to the speed and although he was comfortably held between the last two flights of hurdles, he was still good enough to hold Plan A, the gamble of the race, for bronze. The last-named was held up in the early stages, but then made eye-catching headway coming down the hill with Paul Carberry scything through the field. He was close up turning in but as soon as his jockey asked him for an effort his response was limited, and thereafter he never looked like giving his trainer a third winner on the card. Jubail ran on well for fifth having been outpaced just as the race started to hot up, whilst Rock Of Deauville caught the eye in sixth. Wearing a first-time tongue-tie, he travelled well off the pace and, although he was never a real threat to the places, he ran a career best. Tenor Nivernais was well-fancied but he disappointed. He went down the chute to the start on his own, which was a surprise as he was very keen, and he didn't really convince in the race. Ultimately he stayed on for a never nearer seventh after getting shuffled back at halfway; perhaps he just needs a step up in trip, something which his trainer suggests will happen sooner rather than later. Paintball was well-fancied and travelled well near the pace, with his jockey saving ground on the inside, however he failed to pick up when asked, whilst Whitby Jack weakened away after racing too keenly. L'eminence Grise can't jump very well, whilst Titan De Sarti ran around in the early stages and never looked like featuring; stablemate Celtus was pulled up after a mistake two hurdle from home. He was beaten at the time.