16:35 Cheltenham

Saturday 28 January 2017

All12:0012:3513:1013:4514:1514:5015:2516:0016:35

    Steel Plate And Sections Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 179y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:39  |   Winning time: 4m 14.3s
1st
Horse silk
9
5/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, headway 4th, led last, stayed on, driven out op 11/2 tchd 6/1
2nd
Horse silk
1
16
50/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Patrick Cowley (7)
Mid-division, headway before 2 out, went 2nd flat, pressed winner, stayed on, held towards finish
3rd
Horse silk
½
13
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Ned Curtis (5)
Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, kept on under pressure flat, went 3rd towards finish op 20/1
4th
Horse silk
1
15
25/1
T: C GordonJ: M Goldstein
Held up in rear, headway when not clear run before last, stayed on flat, went 4th towards finish op 33/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
7/2f
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Mid-division, headway when not fluent 3rd, challenged 2 out, soon led, headed last, fading in 5th close home op 9/2
6th
Horse silk
7
11
25/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: B J Geraghty
Held up towards rear, effort on inside off home bend, no impression and soon weakened
7th
Horse silk
6
8
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 3 out, pushed along after next, soon beaten op 7/1
8th
Horse silk
3
6
8/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: D N Russell
Prominent, not fluent 2 out, soon outpaced, well held when hampered last
9th
Horse silk
1 ¾
1
33/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Paul Moloney
Held up towards rear, no impression after 2 out
10th
Horse silk
1 ½
10
10/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Always towards rear op 11/1 tchd 12/1
11th
Horse silk
¾
2
11/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary (3)
Prominent, led 5th, headed after 2 out, no extra when jumped left last op 17/2
12th
Horse silk
11
17
66/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Nick Slatter (5)
Held up in rear, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, well beaten when not fluent next
13th
Horse silk
1 ½
3
20/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Conor Shoemark
Led until 5th, lost place after 2 out, soon weakened tchd 16/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
12
9/2
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, mistake 1st, headway after 3 out, weakened, eased and pulled up before last op 4/1 tchd 5/1

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Byron Flyer30
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 6
T: Ian Williams  J: W T Kennedy
NR
14
Horse silk
Drumcliff39
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 6
T: H Fry  J: B J Geraghty
NR
5
Horse silk
Le Rocher19
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 7
T: Nick Williams  J: Lizzie Kelly
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.20Pl:£2.10, £13.90, £4.90EX:£319.70Trifecta:£5,016.10Tricast:£3,731.02SF:£247.09Swingers:£142.60, £26.80, £127.30

Forecasts

Wait For Me (7/2), Max Do Brazil (9/2), William H Bonney (5/1), Drumcliff (5/1), Le Rocher (13/2), Maestro Royal (8/1), Bigmartre (8/1), John Constable (10/1), Robinshill (11/1), Divine Spear (16/1), Solstice Star (20/1), Byron Flyer (20/1), Disputed (25/1), Dream Berry (25/1), Court Minstrel (33/1), Man Of Plenty (50/1), Rockchasebullett (66/1)

Verdict

Drumcliff will be a popular choice in the getting out stakes after his rather unlucky defeat at Kempton last time when he was hampered at the second last and beaten by another of today’s rivals in Bigmartre. A 3lb rise probably underestimates his chance and he looks sure to reverse that form with a clear run this time around. Another two to come out of that race are William H Bonney and WAIT FOR ME, and it’s probably the latter who is of the most interest. He’s twice run well at the Festival and a return to this track could be what he needs. He still looks well handicapped off a mark of 138. David Pipe runs a fascinating contender in Max Do Brazil who has yet to run in this country but his French form stacks up well here and the market may well tell a story over this one who has an eye-catching Betfair Hurdle entry. He cost connections £160,000 and they’ll be looking to get some of their purchase price back here. 1. Wait For Me 2. Max Do Brazil 3. Drumcliff

Prize Money

1st: £16,245.002nd: £4,770.003rd: £2,385.004th: £1,192.00

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