140th Year Of The National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup 4m

  • (5yo+, 4m, Class 2, 18 runners)
  • Winner £45,015
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 11.10s
  • Off time: 13:30:30

Full Result

13:30 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 14 Poker De Sivola (FR) Ferdy Murphy 7 11-6 Ms K Walsh 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up behind, pecked 15th, headway 19th, went 2nd after 2 out, ridden and upsides last, led flat, stayed on well
2nd 3 Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) N F Glynn 7 11-6 Miss N Carberry 13/2
SP 13/2 In touch on inside, hampered 17th, joined leader going well after 4 out, led next, ridden and hard pressed last, headed flat, kept on opened 7/1 £21000-£3000 £10000-£1400 £5000-£700(x2)
3rd 16 Prudent Honour (IRE) T Cooper 8 11-6 Mr M J O'Connor 40/1
SP 40/1 Mid-division, hampered 4 out, headway next, chased leading pair approaching last, soon ridden, held on for 3rd near finish opened 50/1
4th hd 2 Any Currency (IRE) M Keighley 7 11-6 Mr Derek O'Connor 7/1
SP 7/1 In touch on outside, effort 3 out, 6th and driven when mistake next, soon ridden, stayed on flat opened 8/1 £16000-£2000 £8000-£1000
5th 17 10 Mobaasher (USA) Miss V Williams 7 11-6 t Mr Harry Challoner 6/1f
SP 6/1f Mid-division, hampered 17th, soon under pressure, ridden 3 out, plugged on from next, no impression opened 15/2 £3750-£500 £3000-£420 £3250-£500
6th 10 5 Fabalu (IRE) D McCain Jnr 8 11-6 Mr R O Harding 14/1
SP 14/1 Led to 6th, remained in touch, ridden to chase leading pair 4 out, lost place 2 out, soon beaten
7th 3 6 Far More Serious (IRE) C E Longsdon 10 11-6 Mr S Waley-Cohen 22/1
SP 22/1 Mid-division, in touch 8th, challenged 3 out, ridden and lost place after next, soon beaten opened 20/1
8th 15 Presenting Forever (IRE) J Howard Johnson 6 11-6 Mr O Greenall 14/1
SP 14/1 Tracked leader, led 6th, joined 16th, headed 3 out, weakened after next opened 12/1
9th 5 11 Noakarad De Verzee (FR) G R I Smyly 9 11-6 Mr D Maxwell 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders, hampered 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened from next opened 25/1
10th 5 9 Massasoit (IRE) P F Nicholls 8 11-6 b Ryan Mahon 12/1
SP 12/1 Mid-division, outpaced when mistake 3 out, weakened next opened 9/1 £5000-£500
11th 12 Pennek (FR) A King 7 11-6 b Mr Joshua Moore 16/1
SP 16/1 Soon towards rear, hit 4th and 13th, never dangerous opened 20/1
PU 1 Abbeybraney (IRE) J Howard Johnson 9 11-6 Mr R P McNamara 11/1
SP 11/1 Mid-division on outside, mistake 17th, soon lost place, behind when pulled up before 3 out opened 9/1 £6600-£600 £3300-£300 £10000-£1000
PU 4 Cast Cada (IRE) C J Mann 7 11-6 t Mr C J Sweeney 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division on inside, ridden 18th, soon struggling, behind when pulled up before 3 out opened 25/1 £10000-£400
PU 13 Pettifour (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 8 11-6 S Twiston-Davies 15/2
SP 15/2 Behind, ridden 16th, soon struggling, behind when pulled up before 3 out opened 10/1 £6000-£500 £10000-£1000 £5000-£500 £5000-£550
PU 19 Youngstown (IRE) D McCain Jnr 7 11-6 Mr C Motherway 33/1
SP 33/1 Always behind, pulled up before 4 out
F 7 Gentle Ranger (IRE) D Pipe 8 11-6 p Mr J Guerriero 28/1
SP 28/1 With leaders, joined leader 16th, upsides when fell 4 out
F 18 Tinakellylad (IRE) M F Morris 6 11-6 Mr R P Quinlan 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders, in touch when fell 17th opened 18/1 £4000-£200
UR 20 Carlas Dream (IRE) D P Murphy 8 10-13 p Mr S C Byrne 100/1
SP 100/1 Behind pecked 14th, blundered and unseated rider 17th
NR 8 Kildonnan J A B Old 11 11-6 Mr P D Collins
NR 17 Synchronised (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 7 11-6 Mr J T McNamara

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £18.60 Tote Place £4.90 £2.40 £15.60 Straight Forecast £92.50 Exacta £97.90 Swingers 1&2 £25.70, 2&3 £103.20, 1&3 £269.10

Jackpot £184,940.02 carried forward to Cheltenham, 18th Mar
Placepot £2,756.80, Pool: £877741.75, 232.42 winning tickets
Quadpot £223.60, Pool: £41276.76, 136.6 winning tickets

Analysis

Ladies first and second in the National Hunt Chase with Katie Walsh bringing home POKER DE SIVOLA with a well-timed run joining Becauseicouldntsee at the last and staying on strongly. The runner-up under Nina Carberry collared long-time leader Presenting Forever turning for home but not coping with the speed of the winner, Prudent Honour also stayed on from the back to take third.