17:30 Cheltenham

Tuesday 14 March 2017

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

Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed)

Class 1  |   2m 4f 78y  |   Good to Soft  |   20 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:40  |   Winning time: 5m 11.0s

1st
13
8/1
T: A FlemingJ: D F O'Regan
Held up mid-division, hampered 9th, smooth headway before 3 out, led last, ridden and stayed on well under pressure flat op 9/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
1 ¼
16
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Tracked leaders, effort to challenge when left disputing lead 2 out, every chance last, soon ridden, one pace and held flat op 12/1
3rd
nk
17
7/1
T: D SkeltonJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, headway after 3 out, tracked leaders next, ridden and stayed on to dispute 2nd flat, always held tchd 13/2
4th
6
12
22/1
T: Brian M McMahonJ: Mr J J Codd
Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 3 out, led narrowly between last 2, headed when not fluent last, soon ridden and lost place, one pace flat op 20/1
5th
¾
2
22/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, in touch when hampered next, soon ridden and one pace, no impression from last op 20/1
6th
1
9
10/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd and 10th (water), effort to challenge on inside when mistake 2 out, every chance last, ridden and no extra flat op 11/1 tchd 12/1
7th
3
14
40/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: P Townend
Held up behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, outpaced when hampered 2 out, soon ridden, no impression
8th
4 ½
15
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: A E Lynch
Prominent, left in lead 8th until blundered and dropped to mid-division next, tracked leaders again 4 out, effort to challenge 2 out, ridden and lost place after last, no extra op 40/1
9th
3 ¾
3
16/1
T: J M JeffersonJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division, tracked leaders 12th, challenged after 3 out, led narrowly next, headed between last 2, ridden and weakened flat
10th
11
1
811-12
12/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up towards rear, headway and in touch on outside 5 out, lost place approaching 2 out, weakened last op 16/1 tchd 11/1

Also Ran

PU
4
711-10
16/1
T: K DalgleishJ: B P Harding
Mid-division, in touch on outside 6th, led 11th, driven and headed after 3 out, behind when weakened next, pulled up before last tchd 20/1 and 22/1 in a place
F
5
6/1f
PU
6
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D J Mullins
Towards rear, hampered 8th, soon lost touch, pulled up next tchd 20/1 in places
PU
7
22/1
T: W ColtherdJ: Sam Coltherd (5)
Always towards rear, weakened before 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before next op 20/1
PU
8
66/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D Crosse
Tracked leaders, hampered and lost place 9th, soon towards rear, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before next op 50/1
F
10
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: M P Fogarty
Tracked leaders, led narrowly after 3 out, narrowly headed when fell next op 25/1
PU
11
11/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Prominent on outside, left disputing lead 8th, left in lead next, blundered and headed 11th, chased leaders until blundered badly and pulled up after 4 out op 10/1 tchd 12/1
PU
18
14/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leaders, lost place when blundered 5 out, in rear when blundered and pulled up after next op 16/1
PU
19
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: B J Cooper
In rear, blundered 6th, pulled up after 8th op 16/1
F
20
8/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch (3)
Mid-division when fell 9th op 12/1

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Betting

Forecast

Foxtail Hill (6/1), Two Taffs (7/1), Tully East (8/1), Burtons Well (8/1), Bun Doran (10/1), Its'afreebee (11/1), Zamdy Man (12/1), Gold Present (14/1), All Hell Let Loose (14/1), Sizing Tennessee (14/1), Double W's (16/1), Mixboy (16/1), Hammersly Lake (16/1), Powersbomb (22/1), Last Goodbye (22/1), Captain Redbeard (22/1), Deans Road (33/1), Killiney Court (33/1), Relentless Dreamer (40/1), Templehills (66/1)

Verdict
TWO TAFFS is an interesting contender here for a leading stable. The selection hasn't set the world alight over fences thus far with his best effort coming when second at Kempton in December. The addition of tongue tie and cheekpieces is interesting here with a leading Irish jockey booked to ride. Killiney Court represents a trainer who has done well here in the past and has won both chase starts since joining the yard, most recently at Galway in October. Of the remainder Double W's is worth noting upped in trip for a yard who have enjoyed success here in the past while local runner Foxtail Hill is attempting to follow up his success around here in January.
  1. Two Taffs
  2. Killiney Court
  3. Double W's
Prize Money
1st:
£39,865.00
2nd:
£14,959.00
3rd:
£7,490.00
4th:
£3,731.00
5th:
£1,876.00
6th:
£938.00

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