16:50 Cheltenham Tue 14 March 2017

  • JT McNamara National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)
  • 3m 7f 170y, Good to Soft
  • 18 Runners
  • Winner£71,952.002nd£22,476.003rd£11,232.004th£5,616.005th£2,808.006th£1,416.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:8m 22.3sOff time:16:50:54
1st
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
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
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
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
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
1 ½
13
811-6
33/1
T: A KingJ: Mr Joshua Newman
Soon chasing leaders, blundered 18th, ridden after 3 out, weakened next
7th
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
10
911-6
5/1
T: Joseph 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
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
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
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

Betting Breakdown

£18.80£4.50, £18.80, £9.10
£1,731.70£29,708.50£641.63£22,918.24£170.70, £64.20, £269.40

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