14:00 Cheltenham

Saturday 28 October 2017

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30
  • randoxhealth.com Handicap Chase
  • Class 2  |   3m 1f  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:01  |   Winning time: 6m 28.4s
1st
14
810-5
13/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Pressed leader, led after 3 out, driven clear after next, ridden out flat, kept on well op 8/1 tchd 7/1
2nd
4
4
11/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up behind, headway 3 out, went 2nd approaching next, ridden and one pace between last 2, kept on under pressure flat, no chance with winner op 9/2 tchd 5/1
3rd
1 ¾
10
15/2
T: N P MulhollandJ: N D Fehily
Held up behind, headway after 4 out, ridden to chase leaders after next, one pace 2 out, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no impression op 13/2
4th
3 ¾
6
5/1f
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Mid-division, headway when hit 12th, driven to chase leaders before 2 out, ridden and stayed on into 4th flat, no impression op 8/1 tchd 11/2
5th
3 ¾
13
9/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Mid-division, outpaced and behind 4 out, ridden and kept on under pressure from last, not pace to trouble leaders op 10/1
6th
¾
11
20/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Led, driven and headed after 3 out, ridden after next, weakened flat
7th
2 ¼
2
14/1
T: C L TizzardJ: B J Cooper
Mid-division, smooth headway on outside before 3 out, driven to chase leaders before next, soon outpaced and no impression, weakened flat op 12/1
8th
3 ¼
9
20/1
T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste
Tracked front pair, driven and lost place before 3 out, weakened from next op 25/1
9th
2 ¼
5
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost (5)
Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, never near leaders, weakened 2 out
10th
5
1
28/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Conor Shoemark
Chased leaders, reminders after 15th, driven and kept on under pressure until weakened before 2 out op 25/1

Also Ran

PU
3
33/1
T: H FryJ: N P Madden
Always in rear, lost touch when hampered 13th, soon pulled up
PU
7
810-12
6/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, not fluent 16th, soon pushed along, weakened before 2 out, behind when pulled up before last op 13/2 tchd 7/1
PU
8
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, lost place and behind from 8th, pulled up before 12th op 14/1
PU
12
33/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Mid-division, lost place 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up
PU
15
66/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: T Scudamore
Held up behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders before next, weakened 2 out, pulled up before last
F
16
25/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, lost place and towards rear when fell 13th op 20/1
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Betting

Forecast

Robinsfirth (5/1), Singlefarmpayment (11/2), Coologue (6/1), Cogry (13/2), Doing Fine (15/2), Bells 'n' Banjos (9/1), Viconte Du Noyer (14/1), Southfield Vic (14/1), On Fiddlers Green (16/1), Sonneofpresenting (20/1), Minellacelebration (20/1), Lamb Or Cod (25/1), Perfect Candidate (28/1), Henryville (33/1), Tanit River (33/1), West Wizard (66/1)

Verdict

A predictably tough opener on day two of the Showcase Meeting, with 2016 winner Coologue seeking a double with everything seemingly in his favour (course, trip, ground, mark, jockey). However, whilst he is probably best caught fresh, it is a worry that others in this field achieved more later on in the campaign. Cogry was a winner over hurdles here earlier in the year, and performed with immense credit in staying chases thereafter, seeing off all bar Vicente in the Scottish National in April, and he'll do well for Nigel Twiston-Davies this term, whilst Viconte Du Noyer is also a force to be reckoned with when all of the pieces (especially his fencing) click. Whilst fully respectful of possible improvers which include Sonneofpresenting and On Fiddlers Green, the selection plays it safe with the likely favourite SINGLEFARMPAYMENT. He is 4lb higher than when beaten narrowly at the Festival in March (Ultima Handicap Chase), but with a recent strong record at this track, this seven-year-old Milan gelding still makes the most appeal.
  1. Singlefarmpayment
  2. On Fiddlers Green
  3. Viconte Du Noyer

Previous Winners

2016
Coologue
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 7
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £31,280.002nd: £9,240.003rd: £4,620.004th: £2,310.005th: £1,155.006th: £580.00

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