13:15 Cheltenham Sat 18 November 2017

  • mallardjewellers.com Novices' Chase (Class 2)
  • 3m 80y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • 3 Runners
  • Winner£15,640.002nd£4,620.003rd£2,310.004th£1,155.005th£578.006th£290.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:6m 42.1sOff time:13:16:05
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1
711-8OR: 155D
10/11

High-class staying hurdler who was impressive when making a winning debut over fences at Exeter. More required against two talented rivals, but has the scope to develop into one of the season's best staying novice chasers.

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2
611-8OR: 150CD
4/1

Has come a long way over fences and has been superbly placed to land five of his seven chases by his top trainer. Won over C&D last time, but benefited from the fall of a major rival and is pitched against two potential top-notchers.

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3
711-5OR:
7/4

A half-brother to the top-class Thistlecrack, he promised more than he delivered over hurdles. That said, he did show a high level of form and there was nothing wrong with his winning chase debut at Ffos Las. Big chance in receipt of weight.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Thistlecrack811-51/7
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore

Betting

Forecast

Ballyoptic (10/11), West Approach (7/4), Black Corton (4/1)

Verdict

Cases can be made for all three of these. Black Corton has been skilfully placed and has to be respected, but he meets two potential top-notchers in West Approach and BALLYOPTIC. The latter is extremely tough and may be able to grind this out up the hill.
  1. Ballyoptic
  2. West Approach
  3. Black Corton

Video Replay

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Harry Senior

F: 33-4221

T: C L Tizzard

Paisley Park

F: 11111-1

T: Miss E C Lavelle

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F: 184-112

T: H Whittington

Benie Des Dieux

F: 11/F-111

T: W P Mullins

Glynn

F: 1-

T: N J Henderson

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Most Followed

Harry Senior

F: 33-4221

T: C L Tizzard

Paisley Park

F: 11111-1

T: Miss E C Lavelle

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F: 184-112

T: H Whittington

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F: 11/F-111

T: W P Mullins

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F: 1-

T: N J Henderson