16:50 Cheltenham

Tuesday 14 March 2017

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

    JT McNamara National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase (Grade 2)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 7f 170y  |   Good to Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:50  |   Winning time: 8m 22.3s
1st
Horse silk
16
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: Ms Lisa O'Neill
Chased leaders, mistake 11th, racing keenly before 14th, hit 18th, mistake 20th, challenged 3 out, soon led, drawing clear when left further ahead soon after last, stayed on well tchd 20/1
2nd
Horse silk
3
15
50/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Mr N McParlan
Prominent, led 15th, headed 17th, led 19th, headed after 3 out, 3rd when pecked slightly 2 out, left 2nd soon after last, kept on, no impression on winner
3rd
Horse silk
¾
12
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Held up in rear, mistake 10th (water), headway racing keenly 14th, outpaced 3 out, rallied 2 out, left 3rd soon after last, finished well to gain on 2nd but no impression on winner op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
3
12/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr W Biddick
Mid-division, not fluent 10th (water), lost place 18th, slow next (water), slightly hampered after 3 out, rallied 2 out, stayed on and left pressing for 3rd soon after last, no impression and kept on same pace final 100 yards op 10/1
5th
Horse silk
17
1
4/1f
T: N MeadeJ: Mr J J Codd
Chased leaders on inside, lost place 5th, not fluent next, niggled along 17th, headway approaching 3 out, outpaced on inside before next, no impression, weakened before last op 9/2
6th
Horse silk
1 ½
13
711-6
33/1
T: A KingJ: Mr Joshua Newman
Soon chasing leaders, blundered 18th, ridden after 3 out, weakened next
7th
Horse silk
2
6
9/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Mid-division on inside, mistake and rider lost irons briefly 5th, lost place and towards rear after, well beaten 3 out tchd 4/1 and tchd 5/1 and 11/2 in a place
8th
Horse silk
4
5
80/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Miss A Stirling
Just about in touch in mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, no real impression after and weakened before 2 out op 66/1
9th
Horse silk
2 ¾
18
33/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Mr Z Baker
Held up in mid-division, headway on outside when not fluent 9th, every chance 3 out, weakened before next
10th
Horse silk
19
4
100/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: H F Nugent
Prominent, mistake 18th, pushed along when mistake 4 out, soon beaten, weakened before 3 out

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
2
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ms K Walsh
Held up in rear, mistake 14th, pushed along and headway but still a bit to do when short of room stumbled and unseated rider soon after 3 out tchd 12/1
PU
Horse silk
7
14/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Mr B O'Neill
Chased leaders, lost place 15th, well beaten 4 out, pulled up after 3 out tchd 16/1
PU
Horse silk
8
7/1
T: D PipeJ: Mr R P Quinlan
Not jump well in rear, well behind when pulled up after 4 out tchd 15/2 and 8/1 in a place
PU
Horse silk
9
50/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: Sean Houlihan
Not always fluent, mid-division, ridden and struggling 9th, tailed off when mistake 21st, pulled up before 3 out op 40/1 tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
10
811-6
5/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, went close 2nd when pecked 2 out, about 5 lengths off winner and looked beaten when awkward last, soon went wrong, lost 2nd and pulled up tchd 6/1
PU
Horse silk
11
33/1
T: M BradstockJ: Mr M Legg
Made most until 15th, pecked next, led 17th, mistake and headed 19th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
14
11/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: Mr S Clements
Chased leaders, mistake 11th, something seemed amiss, lost place and pulled up before 15th op 12/1 tchd 14/1
PU
Horse silk
17
100/1
T: D PipeJ: Mr R O Harding
Held up in rear, headway approaching 20th, every chance 3 out, soon lost place and eased, pulled up before 2 out op 80/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£18.80Pl:£4.50, £18.80, £9.10EX:£1,731.70Trifecta:£29,708.50Tricast:£22,918.24SF:£641.63Swingers:£170.70, £64.20, £269.40

Forecasts

A Genie In Abottle (4/1), Beware The Bear (9/2), Edwulf (5/1), Champers On Ice (7/1), Martello Tower (11/1), Arpege D'alene (12/1), Arbre De Vie (14/1), Bigbadjohn (14/1), Tiger Roll (16/1), Haymount (33/1), Kerrow (33/1), Calett Mad (33/1), Flintham (33/1), Missed Approach (50/1), Dancing Shadow (50/1), Bells 'n' Banjos (80/1), Ballycross (100/1), What A Moment (100/1)

Verdict

TIGER ROLL can cause a shock by taking this competitive contest for his leading Irish trainer. The selection ran out the winner of a competitive handicap at Limerick in September and having gained experience of this course when finishing third here in October he can provide further success for his trainer and jockey who teamed up to land a valuable contest at Listowel in September. Of the other runners Edwulf was successful in a competitive event at Naas last time out and has a leading jockey in the saddle while fellow Irish raider A Genie In Abottle finished second to a useful rival at the same track in January. Best of the British horses looks likely to be between the progressive Beware The Bear and Champers On Ice with preference for the former as he goes in search of a hat-trick.
  1. Tiger Roll
  2. Edwulf
  3. Beware The Bear

Prize Money

1st: £71,952.002nd: £22,476.003rd: £11,232.004th: £5,616.005th: £2,808.006th: £1,416.00

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