14:35 Cheltenham

Sunday 1 January 2017

All12:1512:5013:2514:0014:3515:1015:40

BetBright Casino Handicap Hurdle

Class 2  |   2m 7f 213y  |   Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 6m 17.3s

1st
10
810-10
9/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: William Twiston-Davies
Tracked leader, led after 6th, ridden and headed before last, led again 100 yards out, stayed on gamely op 4/1
2nd
nk
7
2/1f
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up, towards rear, closed 8th, 2nd 2 out, led before last, ridden flat, headed final 100 yards, stayed on op 11/4 tchd 2/1
3rd
10
9
1010-11
12/1
T: M D I UsherJ: P J Brennan
Held up, in rear, in touch 9th, disputing 3rd and one pace before last, no impression on front pair op 10/1
4th
½
2
1111-11
11/2
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Mid-division, closed from 7th, ridden 2 out, disputing 3rd and one pace before last, no impression on front pair op 5/1
5th
4
6
15/2
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Led until after 6th, lost place before 2 out, soon well beaten op 7/1
6th
1 ¼
4
16/1
T: J G M O'SheaJ: Paul Moloney
Held up, in rear, not fluent 8th, outpaced after 3 out, well held after, plugged on flat op 14/1 tchd 18/1
7th
17
3
4/1
T: N B KingJ: T E Whelan
Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th or 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last tchd 9/2

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Non-Runners

11
Morning Herald16
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 6
T: M Keighley  J: A Tinkler
1
Whataknight62
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 8
T: H Fry  J: Mr M Legg
5
Rainy City29
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 7
T: P F Nicholls  J: Sam Twiston-Davies
8
Will O'The West50
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 6
T: H D Daly  J: T J O'Brien
12
Call To Order23
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 7
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: Aidan Coleman
Betting

Forecast

Rocklander (2/1), Call To Order (7/2), Zeroeshadesofgrey (4/1), Whataknight (4/1), Cogry (9/2), Fingal Bay (11/2), Rainy City (7/1), Rolling Maul (15/2), Spice Fair (12/1), Will O'The West (14/1), Meister Eckhart (16/1), Morning Herald (20/1)

Verdict
There are a few in here that look as though the handicapper has them in his grasp but that phrase can’t be applied to CALL TO ORDER who looks to be still ahead of his mark after his C&D romp last time out and he’s only 7lb higher here. It would be a surprise if he still didn’t have some improvement left in him and he could well continue to progress here with the cheekpieces expected to work well again. Rocklander is another progressive type who can’t be underestimated here after his good recent form which has been against other progressive types and he still appears to have some scope off this mark. Whataknight concedes plenty of weight but still looks off a mark that he can be competitive off and he commands plenty of respect on his return to hurdles after an easy chase win last time out. 1. Call To Order 2. Rocklander 3. Whataknight
Prize Money
1st:
£12,512.00
2nd:
£3,696.00
3rd:
£1,848.00
4th:
£924.00
5th:
£462.00
6th:
£232.00

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