Star Sports Cheltenham Preview - 3rd March Interactive Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 53.60s
  • Off time: 13:55:51

Full Result

13:55 Wetherby
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 1 Rose Of The Moon (IRE) D O'Meara 9 11-12 A P McCoy 3/1
SP 3/1 Held up in touch on outside, joined leaders 11th, hit next, led narrowly 13th, driven clear 2 out, kept on opened 5/2
2nd 9 2 Real Milan (IRE) D McCain Jnr 9 11-11 pt J M Maguire 11/4f
SP 11/4f Tracked leaders on outside, close up 10th, disputed lead 5 out, kept on and every chance until ridden and no extra after 2 out, well held after opened 3/1
3rd 6 6 Wicklow Lad N W Alexander 10 11-1 v Mr Kit Alexander (7) 6/1
SP 6/1 Tracked leaders, blunderd 5th, joined leader after 9th, outpaced in 3rd before 4 out, no impression with front pair
4th 19 3 Aachen Miss V Williams 10 11-8 L Treadwell 6/1
SP 6/1 Tracked leaders on inside, mistake 10th, outpaced in 4th after 5 out, no chance with leaders
PU 7 Beau Dandy (IRE) C Grant 9 10-0 R McGrath 9/1
SP 9/1 Led to 1st, with leader, not fluent 5th, reminders from next, lost place after 9th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out opened 14/1
PU 4 Green Wizard (IRE) Mrs S J Smith 8 11-2 Ryan Mania 9/2
SP 9/2 With leader, led 1st, headed 13th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before next opened 5/1
PU 5 Tartan Snow W Coltherd 14 11-2 Mr J Hamilton (7) 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leaders, under pressure 12th, ridden and weakened after 5 out, soon pulled up

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.80 Tote Place £2.20 £2.00 Straight Forecast £11.69 Exacta £8.50 Trifecta £59.80 Swingers 1&2 £2.00, 2&3 £6.50, 1&3 £12.70

Jackpot £7,100.00, Pool: £10000.0, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot £55.90, Pool: £76168.25, 994.1 winning tickets
Quadpot £29.90, Pool: £5543.87, 137.0 winning tickets

Analysis

David O'Meara: "He won here last season so obviously likes the place. The key to him is he has to be fresh, so we'll be bearing that in mind for the future. He ran in the Becher Chase so you'd think the Grand National would probably have to come into calculations, with races like the Midlands and Scottish Nationals, too. We took him out at Newcastle the other day as that was heavy but I felt today it walked more soft than heavy so he took his chance. Good to soft is best for him, I think."