Vincent O'brien County Handicap Hurdle (grade 3) 2m 1f

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, Class 1, 28 runners)
  • Winner £42,758
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 2.60s
  • Off time: 14:05:20

Full Result

14:05 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 15 Thousand Stars (FR) W P Mullins 6 10-8 Ms K Walsh (3) 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up in mid-division, headway 2 out, soon chased leaders, led last, ridden and stayed on flat opened 25/1 £10000-£500
2nd 3 23 Arcalis J Howard Johnson 10 10-4 D F O'Regan 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, driven 2 out, switched inside and headway between last 2, ridden and stayed on well flat to go 2nd towards finish, not reached winner £40000-£800
3rd 13 Dee Ee Williams (IRE) N J Gifford 7 10-9 b L Treadwell 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked clear leader, close up 5th, led before 2 out, soon ridden, headed last, kept on same pace, lost 2nd towards finish
4th 19 Zanir (FR) T R George 6 10-6 P J Brennan 50/1
SP 50/1 Held up in mid-division, headway 3 out, challenged going well between last 2, every chance last, ridden and one pace flat
5th hd 4 Noble Prince (GER) P Nolan 6 11-6 A P Cawley (3) 11/1
SP 11/1 Prominent main group, hampered 2 out, driven to chase leaders, between last 2, kept on flat opened 12/1 £25000-£2000 £24000-£2000 £12000-£1000 £12000-£1000 £7200-£600 £6000-£500
6th 2 24 Gloucester M Scudamore 7 10-3 T Scudamore 50/1
SP 50/1 Mid-division, headway to chase leaders after 2 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure flat
7th 14 Secret Dancer (IRE) A E Jones 5 10-8 Christian Williams 25/1
SP 25/1 Behind, headway 2 out, kept on from last, nearest finish opened 20/1
8th nse 16 Keki Buku (FR) P J Hobbs 7 10-6 Giles Hawkins (5) 33/1
SP 33/1 Prominent main group, outpaced 3 out, ridden next, stayed on approaching last, no impression
9th nk 18 Inventor (IRE) D McCain Jnr 5 10-6 t1 A P Lane (3) 25/1
SP 25/1 Prominent main group, headway 2 out, ridden and effort between last 2, one pace last
10th 5 7 Songe (FR) C E Longsdon 6 11-0 T Siddall 50/1
SP 50/1 Prominent main group, lost place after 3 out, ridden next, stayed on approaching last, never on terms
11th ¾ 28 Tarkari (IRE) W P Mullins 5 10-3 D J Casey 14/1
SP 14/1 Behind, outpaced approaching 2 out, stayed on into mid-division soon after, never near leaders £16000-£1000
12th 27 Pascha Bere (FR) N J Gifford 7 10-3 Paul Moloney 33/1
SP 33/1 Behind, headway into mid-division 2 out, never near leaders opened 40/1
13th s.h 26 Oldrik (GER) P J Hobbs 7 10-3 p R Johnson 8/1
SP 8/1 Mid-division on outside, headway approaching 2 out, soon ridden and no impression opened 9/1 £8500-£1000 £4000-£500
14th 10 Any Given Day (IRE) D McCain Jnr 5 10-12 J M Maguire 14/1
SP 14/1 Prominent main group, chased leaders 2 out, soon ridden, weakened last opened 12/1
15th 22 Fushe Jo J Howard Johnson 6 10-5 B Hughes 100/1
SP 100/1 Prominent main group, effort approaching 2 out, soon ridden and outpaced, weakened last
16th 8 Mutual Friend (USA) D Pipe 6 11-0 b J W Farrelly 40/1
SP 40/1 Mid-division on inside, effort approaching 2 out, weakened before last £40000-£600
17th 1 5 Bellvano (GER) N J Henderson 6 11-1 B J Geraghty 11/1
SP 11/1 Mid-division, headway 2 out, effort on inside between last 2, weakened last opened 10/1 £10000-£900 £5500-£500 £10000-£1000 £5000-£500
18th 4 3 Bahrain Storm (IRE) P J Flynn 7 11-7 b D N Russell 33/1
SP 33/1 Prominent main group, headway 3 out, still in touch when hampered next, not recover, soon weakened
19th 2 Marodima (FR) Miss R Curtis 7 11-10 Aodhagan Conlon (7) 40/1
SP 40/1 Led and clear to 5th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened
20th 3 6 Puyol (IRE) Mrs J E Mulhern 8 11-1 R Thornton 18/1
SP 18/1 Mid-division on inside, lost place 3 out, soon behind £9000-£500
21st 1 1 Rock Noir (FR) Jonjo O'Neill 5 11-12 A P McCoy 9/1
SP 9/1 Held up in rear, some headway under pressure after 3 out, ridden and weakened from next opened 11/1 £10000-£800 £6000-£500 £30000-£3000 £15000-£1500 £5000-£500(x2)
22nd 1 11 Eradicate (IRE) N J Henderson 6 10-11 P Carberry 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, weakened from 3 out opened 14/1 £32000-£2000
23rd ¾ 12 Tito Bustillo (FR) P F Nicholls 5 10-10 R Walsh 7/1f
SP 7/1f Mid-division, still there and going well enough when hampered badly 2 out, not recover, soon eased opened 9/1 £9000-£1000 £9000-£1000 £20000-£2500 £16000-£2000 £5000-£600 £4000-£500
24th nk 9 Tawaagg W P Mullins 6 10-13 Paul Townend 12/1
SP 12/1 Mid-division, outpaced 2 out, soon weakened £14000-£1000
25th ½ 20 Santa's Son (IRE) J Howard Johnson 10 10-6 t J P O'farrell (3) 100/1
SP 100/1 Mid-division, weakened 3 out
26th 2 17 European Dream (IRE) R C Guest 7 10-6 p G Lee 50/1
SP 50/1 Always behind
PU 25 Stradbrook (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 8 10-3 R P Mclernon (3) 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last
F 21 Izita Star Mrs A L M Murphy 7 10-6 T J O'Brien 100/1
SP 100/1 Mid-division, headway after 3 out, disputing close up 4th and no chance when fell next

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £28.10 Tote Place £5.60 £6.80 £4.00 £23.80 Straight Forecast £558.76 Exacta £2,089.80 Trifecta £0.00 Swingers 1&2 £150.10, 2&3 £125.40, 1&3 £140.90

Jackpot £387,500.94 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 20th Mar
Placepot £41,288.40, Pool: £938888.56, 16.6 winning tickets
Quadpot £848.40, Pool: £54177.5, 47.25 winning tickets

Analysis

Katie Walsh enjoyed another remarkable success - this time against the professionals - as she timed her run superbly on THOUSAND STARS. The duo made progress from the mid-division to get into a challenging position after two out and after winging the last, they were not going to be caught from that position. Arcalis, a past Festival winner, sprouted wings himself to cut through the pack on the run-in although his late surge was never going to get to the winner. Dee Ee Williams had been well supported in the morning at long odds and turning for home had poached a decent lead. But as has happened in the past in this race, he could not quite keep up the gallop to the line. This was a very good effort though. Zanir was perhaps travelling the best on the run to the last but found precious little off the bridle and of the rest, Inventor ran a fine race on just his fourth start and looks a horse to follow. Marodima went off at a decent pace but found the reserves registering empty from the second last.