Henrietta Knight Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 3f 110y, Class 1, 16 runners)
  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665 5th £1,340 6th £670
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 39.90s
  • Off time: 13:55:25

Full Result

13:55 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 17 Monbeg Dude (IRE) M Scudamore 7 10-0 J E Moore 25/1
SP 25/1 Not fluent in rear, mistake 1st, blundered 15th and 17th, headway next, stayed on to chase leaders approaching 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, driven to lead narrowly run-in, stayed on well and on top close home
2nd nk 12 Bradley F M O'Brien 8 10-12 P J Brennan 9/2f
SP 9/2f Mid-division on outside, headway to chase leaders 15th, led 2 out, joined last, narrowly headed run-in, every chance until no extra towards finish opened 11/2 £5000-£1000(x2)
3rd 14 Viking Blond (FR) N A Twiston-Davies 7 10-11 b S Twiston-Davies 8/1
SP 8/1 Led 2nd, headed 8th, chased leaderr, led again 10th, made most afte runtil headed 2 out, lost 2nd approaching last, stayed on same pace run-in opened 9/1
4th 11 10 Any Currency (IRE) M Keighley 9 11-0 e Aidan Coleman 14/1
SP 14/1 Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 3 out, no extra in 4th before last
5th 5 4 Problema Tic (FR) D Pipe 6 11-9 T Scudamore 10/1
SP 10/1 Towards rear, headway approachuing 16th, chasing leaders when hit 3 out, weakened before next opened 8/1 £2400-£300
6th 6 3 Chicago Grey (IRE) G Elliott 9 11-9 pt R Johnson 20/1
SP 20/1 Mid-division, headway and chasing leaders when blundered badly 4 out, recovered to chase leaders on inside approaching next, ridden before blundered 2 out, soon weakened opened 25/1 £28000-£1000
7th 13 8 Deal Done (FR) D T Hughes 8 11-4 b B J Geraghty 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders, mistake 14th, hit next, weakened from 3 out
8th 2 Teaforthree (IRE) Miss R Curtis 8 11-11 Patrick Corbett (10) 15/2
SP 15/2 Chased leader, led 8th until 10th chased leader until 15th, chased leaders, ridden and weakened well before 2 out opened 8/1
9th 16 16 Fredo (IRE) Ian Williams 8 10-5 Harry Skelton 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, effort approaching 17th, weakened approaching 3 out
10th 11 Mon Mome (FR) Miss V Williams 12 11-0 L Treadwell 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, slow and ridden 14th, never on terms after
11th 45 1 Carruthers M Bradstock 9 11-12 Matthew Batchelor 25/1
SP 25/1 Led until 2nd, chased leaders, lost place 16th, weakening when blundered 18th, tailed off opened 33/1
PU 7 Ashkazar (FR) D Pipe 8 11-6 Timmy Murphy 12/1
SP 12/1 Never travelled in rear, reminders after 4th, mistake 15th, tailed off 18th, soon pulled up opened 11/1
PU 6 Galaxy Rock (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 8 11-6 b A P McCoy 13/2
SP 13/2 Raced wide in mid-division, weakened 18th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out £28000-£4000
PU 5 Harry The Viking P F Nicholls 7 11-7 R Walsh 11/2
SP 11/2 Chased leaders, blundered badly 17th, soon lost place, behind and pulled up 4 out opened 6/1
PU 15 King Fontaine (IRE) J M Jefferson 9 10-6 Harry Haynes 20/1
SP 20/1 In rear, hit 11th, tailed off and pulled up before 14th
PU 13 Mostly Bob (IRE) Mrs S Leech 9 10-12 vt James Best (5) 50/1
SP 50/1 Towards rear, mistake 7th, struggling 11th, tailed off and pulled up before 14th
NR 9 Poker De Sivola (FR) Ferdy Murphy 9 11-1 R Thornton

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £40.00 Tote Place £6.10 £1.80 £2.50 £3.80 Straight Forecast £132.46 Exacta £236.50 Trifecta £0.00 Swingers 1&2 £54.00, 2&3 £8.00, 1&3 £214.30

Jackpot £65,769.68 carried forward to Cheltenham, 18th Nov
Placepot £195.70, Pool: £292363.75, 1090.31 winning tickets
Quadpot £146.60, Pool: £13920.41, 70.22 winning tickets

Analysis

MONBEG DUDE produced the best performance of his career, answering concerns over his stamina and jumping, then fighting off the persistent challenge of Bradley. He was held up in the early stages and wasn't perfect at his fences, but he cut through the pack on the final circuit and few horses will have travelled so sweetly on the run to the second-last fence at the end of a three-and-a-half-mile contest. It breifly looked as if his effort was going to fall apart when Jamie Moore first asked him to go to the front, but he ultimately just got the better of a battle with Bradley, who lost little in defeat. The runner-up jumped better than most of his rivals, several of whom blundered their chances away, and kept on all the way to the line despite leaning in slightly on the winner under pressure. Thorough stayer Any Currency was working hard from some way out but kept on better than most, but Galaxy Rock and Harry The Viking both proved major disappointments - the latter cooking his own goose with a jolting error early on the final circuit.