15:45 Cheltenham

Saturday 28 October 2017

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30
  • Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 2  |   2m 7f 208y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:46  |   Winning time: 6m 2.6s
1st
4
5/2f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Always prominent on outside, challenged 2 out, led narrowly before last, ridden and kept on under pressure flat op 7/2
2nd
2 ¼
18
410-0
40/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Sean Houlihan (7)
Held up behind, headway 3 out, ridden to chase leaders before last, stayed on to chase winner when switched left flat, held towards finish
3rd
2 ¼
16
16/1
T: F O'BrienJ: J J Burke
Led, not fluent 3 out, driven and hard pressed when mistake next, ridden and headed narrowly before last, kept on until no extra in 3rd flat
4th
1
3
25/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, tracked leaders 6th, effort before last, ridden and stayed on to take 4th flat, no impression op 20/1
5th
1 ¾
19
8/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Towards rear, headway 8th, tracked leaders 4 out, driven after 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, no impression flat op 7/1
6th
2 ½
8
12/1
T: P W MiddletonJ: Fergus Gregory (7)
Towards rear of mid-division, hampered 6th, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, one pace before last, ridden flat, no impression op 14/1
7th
½
2
13/2
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
In touch on inside, outpaced 2 out, kept on until ridden and weakened flat op 7/1
8th
1 ½
10
20/1
T: C L TizzardJ: B J Cooper
Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 3 out, driven and outpaced after next, no impression before last
9th
sh
12
16/1
T: P BowenJ: James Bowen (7)
Tracked leaders, lost place when ridden after 2 out, weakened last op 14/1
10th
nk
6
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division on outside, driven and outpaced before 3 out, soon lost place, no danger after op 14/1
11th
½
1
25/1
T: A KingJ: Kevin Dowling (10)
Mid-division, tracked leaders 4 out, ridden and one pace before last, weakened flat op 20/1
12th
1 ¼
11
33/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Mid-division, outpaced before 2 out, ridden before last, never on terms, weakened flat op 25/1
13th
14
15
10/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Pressed leader, lost place 2 out, soon driven and outpaced, weakened flat op 12/1
14th
21
7
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Ian Popham
Held up, always towards rear, lost touch after 3 out, tailed off
15th
5
5
9/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 2 out, weakened last, tailed off op 10/1

Also Ran

F
14
910-5
16/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: P J Brennan
Held up behind, mistake 6th, driven after 3 out, headway under pressure between last 2, chased leaders when fell last
PU
17
33/1
T: N J HawkeJ: C Gethings (3)
Mid-division on inside, blundered badly and lost place 6th, not recover and pulled up soon after

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Non-Runners

13
Johanos220
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 6
T: N J Hawke  J: James Best
9
Solstice Star20
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 7
T: M Keighley  J: R Johnson

Betting

Forecast

Thomas Campbell (5/2), Whataknight (13/2), Stick To The Plan (8/1), Tempestatefloresco (9/1), Quarenta (10/1), Johanos (10/1), Holly Bush Henry (12/1), Luccombe Down (16/1), Rolling Maul (16/1), Connetable (16/1), Anteros (16/1), Solstice Star (16/1), Solatentif (20/1), Dell' Arca (25/1), The Tourard Man (25/1), Its'afreebee (25/1), Bucking The Trend (33/1), Nachi Falls (33/1), Milrow (40/1)

Verdict

A race which the bookmakers will adore, but the punters will fear, representing a devilishly difficult puzzle. Stick To The Plan made all of the headlines at Southwell earlier in the month, and he lurks dangerously at the foot of the handicap with the much more accomplished Harry Skelton taking over in the saddle. Thomas Campbell is open to progression, and being by Yeats, he should stay this trip, but needs to prove his stamina definitively. Rolling Maul has been in good order on the Flat, and has strong claims based upon C&D form from April, whilst Its'afreebee is interesting in handicap company (hurdles) on the best of his novice form. The Tourard Man is capable of being on the premises despite top-weight, but the pair to concentrate upon are Holly Bush Henry and TEMPESTATEFLORESCO. The former remains on a feasible mark based upon his older form, and arrives seeking a hat-trick after September victories at Worcester and Plumpton, but the selection just gets the nod due to his overall versatility and consistent form throughout the summer months.
  1. Tempestatefloresco
  2. Holly Bush Henry
  3. Rolling Maul

Previous Winners

2016
Golden Doyen
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: T J O'Brien
  |  
T: P J Hobbs
11/1

Prize Money

1st: £15,640.002nd: £4,620.003rd: £2,310.004th: £1,155.005th: £578.006th: £290.00

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