17:30 Cheltenham

Wednesday 15 March 2017

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

    Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Grade 1)

  • 4YO to 6YO  |   Class 1  |   2m 87y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   22 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:33  |   Winning time: 3m 51.1s
1st
Horse silk
18
610-12
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd
Slowly away, in rear, still plenty to do over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well inside final furlong, finished strongly to lead towards finish op 8/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
21
410-11
10/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: D E Mullins
In touch on outer, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish op 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
6
22/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Mid-division, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, soon challenged, kept on and every chance final furlong, no extra final 50 yards op 28/1 tchd 33/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
11
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
In touch on outside, dropped to mid-division halfway, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders when edged left over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders tchd 11/1 in a place
5th
Horse silk
nk
17
7/1
T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan
Towards rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held closing stages op 9/1 tchd 10/1
6th
Horse silk
5
20
100/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Aidan Coleman
Tracked leaders, led narrowly over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra final furlong
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
1
100/1
T: J FarrellyJ: Brendan Powell
Behind, not much room and bumped over 3f out, headway inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders
8th
Horse silk
½
10
66/1
T: A KeatleyJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, outpaced on outside over 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never pace to trouble leaders op 33/1
9th
Horse silk
½
5
9/2f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
In touch, tracked leaders 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong op 11/2
10th
Horse silk
¾
23
100/1
T: D J CoakleyJ: Nick Scholfield
Slowly away, behind, ridden and stayed on into mid-division from over 1f out, never near leaders
11th
Horse silk
1 ½
12
33/1
T: A KingJ: Ian Popham
In touch, lost place 3f out, well held after
12th
Horse silk
1 ¼
3
50/1
T: N G RichardsJ: B P Harding
Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4f out, outpaced 3f out, never reached leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out tchd 66/1
13th
Horse silk
¾
16
16/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong op 14/1
14th
Horse silk
1 ½
2
511-5
12/1
T: A FlemingJ: D F O'Regan
In touch on inside, tracked leaders over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened tchd 11/1
15th
Horse silk
2 ¾
4
11/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Tracked leaders, disputed lead over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong op 5/1 tchd 6/1
16th
Horse silk
3
14
33/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place over 3f out, soon behind op 50/1 tchd 66/1
17th
Horse silk
8
13
25/1
T: R P McNamaraJ: N D Fehily
Mid-division, not much room 3f out, soon lost place and behind
18th
Horse silk
1
9
25/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Towards rear, outpaced when not much room 3f out, never a threat op 33/1
19th
Horse silk
24
22
50/1
T: Martin SmithJ: Tom Cannon
Led, headed over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off
20th
Horse silk
11
19
610-12
12/1
T: P AtkinsonJ: Henry Brooke
Tracked leaders to over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off op 16/1
21st
Horse silk
43
7
66/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: R Johnson
Tracked leader to over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
8
66/1
T: M BlakeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon behind, tailed off 4f out, pulled up over 1f out

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Non-Runners

15
Horse silk
Someday31
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 5
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: Miss K Harrington
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£8.60Pl:£3.00, £4.10, £7.20EX:£88.00Trifecta:£1,720.10Tricast:£1,497.00SF:£69.40Swingers:£17.50, £40.30, £55.70

Forecasts

Cause Toujours (9/2), Carter Mckay (11/2), Fayonagh (7/1), Western Ryder (7/1), Someday (7/1), Debuchet (10/1), Next Destination (10/1), Bakmaj (12/1), Irish Roe (12/1), West Coast Time (16/1), Claimantakinforgan (22/1), Quick Grabim (25/1), Imperial Eloquence (25/1), Perfect Harmony (33/1), Robin The Raven (33/1), Better Getalong (50/1), My Mate Mark (50/1), Mountain Rock (66/1), Copernicus (66/1), Fisherman Frank (66/1), Dans Le Vent (100/1), And The New (100/1), Nelson's Touch (100/1)

Verdict

Carter Mackay represents a yard that know exactly what it takes to land this. It is interesting that the yard are not represented in the same numbers as previous runnings and that could signify the confidence they have in his ability. His trainer was thrilled with his latest victory and he is a worthy market leader. He lacks experience in a field of this size and preference is for SOMEDAY. He looked the likely winner a long way out last time but almost threw the race away when he caught sight of a giant TV screen. He displayed a high cruising speed in a race run at a good pace and they are tools you need for this. He possesses plenty of room for further improvement and there has been significant support for him. Western Ryder looks the pick of the home team judged on his latest effort behind a smart horse. That represents solid form in a race where there are a lot of potential improvers.
  1. Someday
  2. Carter Mckay
  3. Western Ryder

Prize Money

1st: £42,712.002nd: £16,028.003rd: £8,025.004th: £3,998.005th: £2,010.006th: £1,005.00

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