16:10 Cheltenham

Friday 17 March 2017

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

St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase

Class 2  |   3m 2f 70y  |   Good  |   23 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:11  |   Winning time: 6m 42.9s

1st
17
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Tracked leaders, went 3rd after 3 out, challenged on inside after next, ridden to lead last, hard pressed inside final 100 yards, just held on tchd 18/1
2nd
nk
24
7/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Ms K Walsh
Held up behind, headway into mid-division after 10th, outpaced after 3 out, ridden next, rallied on outside last, stayed on to press winner inside final 100 yards, just held op 4/1 tchd 10/3
3rd
nk
5
100/1
T: Philip RowleyJ: Mr A Edwards
Chased leaders, 4th and outpaced when ridden after 3 out, rallied last, stayed on to press winner inside final 100 yards, 3rd and held near finish
4th
2
16
11/8f
T: E BolgerJ: Mr J J Codd
Held up behind, headway into mid-division after 10th, driven to chase clear leaders after 3 out, ridden after next, rallied on inside last, stayed on well final 100 yards, not reach leaders tchd 6/4
5th
½
4
1012-0
40/1
T: G J McKeeverJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Led, blundered 12th, joined after 4 out, headed when mistake last, soon ridden and lost place, no extra tchd 33/1
6th
½
15
100/1
T: D QueallyJ: Mr D L Queally
Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden after next, kept on under pressure after last, not reach leaders op 66/1
7th
2 ¼
2
13/2
T: Jack BarberJ: Mr W Biddick
Mistake 1st, prominent, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, no impression before next op 8/1
8th
nse
18
11/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Mr B O'Neill
Prominent, joined leader after 4 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon lost place, no extra from last tchd 10/1
9th
16
14
66/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr D Maxwell
Chased leaders to before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off
10th
13
21
1212-0
50/1
T: R SweeneyJ: Mr S Clements
Held up behind, some headway before 3 out, never a threat, soon weakened, tailed off op 33/1
11th
nse
19
1412-0
150/1
T: P P TurnerJ: Miss L M Turner
Always behind, weakened 5 out, tailed off
12th
3 ¾
23
100/1
T: Mrs H ConnorsJ: Mr T Chatfeild-Roberts
Mid-division, lost place and behind from 9th, struggling 13th, tailed off
13th
1 ¼
3
33/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: Mr M J O'Hare
Behind from 7th, struggling 13th, never dangerous, tailed off
14th
7
12
50/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Mr M Legg
Tracked leaders, hit 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened next, tailed off op 33/1
15th
4
11
40/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: Mr R O Harding
Close up on outside, lost place before 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off
16th
2 ½
9
66/1
T: Mrs R LoxtonJ: Ms Lisa O'Neill
Prominent, outpaced after 4 out, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off
17th
33
10
1012-0
66/1
T: B PaulingJ: Mr D Gittins
Always behind, struggling when mistake 13th, tailed off
18th
1
20
100/1
T: Dr Charles LevinsonJ: Mr G Levinson
Never better than mid-division, towards rear from 10th, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
6
20/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Towards rear of mid-division, in touch 11th, lost place when hit 17th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 25/1
PU
7
50/1
T: M F MorrisJ: Mr R P Quinlan
Mid-division on outside when pulled up before 9th tchd 66/1
PU
8
150/1
T: J J O'SheaJ: Mr H Crow
Never better than mid-division, behind from 10th, struggling 13th, tailed off when pulled up before last
PU
13
200/1
T: C J MillerJ: Mr C J Miller
Always behind, struggling 13th, tailed off after, pulled up before last
F
22
14/1
T: Michael BarryJ: Mr J C Barry
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, behind when fell last op 16/1

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Non-Runners

1
Anseanachai Cliste16
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 9
T: S McConville  J: Mr M McConville
Betting

Forecast

On The Fringe (11/8), Wonderful Charm (7/2), Ask The Weatherman (13/2), Paint The Clouds (11/1), Sweet As A Nut (14/1), Pacha Du Polder (16/1), Black Thunder (20/1), Anseanachai Cliste (25/1), Aupcharlie (33/1), Balnaslow (40/1), Grand Jesture (40/1), Salsify (50/1), Grand Vision (50/1), Buckers Bridge (50/1), Mendip Express (66/1), Current Event (66/1), Dolatulo (66/1), Barel Of Laughs (100/1), Minella For Value (100/1), Warden Hill (100/1), Premier Portrait (100/1), Pentiffic (150/1), Cottage Oak (150/1), Lets Get Serious (200/1)

Verdict
ON THE FRINGE can register his third successive victory in this prestigious contest and thus become the first horse to do so. The selection put in a much better effort on his return in 2017 than he did last year and expect to see him and his leading amateur rider towards the rear of the field in the early stages. Ask The Weatherman is an improving and unexposed sort who has tasted defeat just once in his career and he is taken to finish second while both Wonderful Charm and Sweet As A Nut have chances also. The former was the impressive winner up at Musselburgh earlier this season while the latter impressed on his only hunter chase outing and though this looks a lot tougher he should be in the shake-up also.
  1. On The Fringe
  2. Ask The Weatherman
  3. Wonderful Charm
Prize Money
1st:
£24,651.00
2nd:
£9,832.00
3rd:
£4,887.00
4th:
£2,236.00
5th:
£1,094.00
6th:
£657.00

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