13:15 Cheltenham

Sunday 19 November 2017

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3016:00

    Velcourt Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 5f 26y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 5m 24.4s
1st
Horse silk
2
11/4f
T: H FryJ: Kieron Edgar (3)
Mid-division on outside, headway after 4 out, soon tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, led between last 2, stayed on well op 2/1 tchd 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
22
33/1
T: G P CromwellJ: Jack Sherwood
Tracked leaders, led 3 out, driven and headed between last 2, ridden last, kept on same pace, no impression with winner flat
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
21
40/1
T: R WoollacottJ: Mr Robert Hawker (3)
Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 3rd after 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace before last, no impression with front pair
4th
Horse silk
6
10
10/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Richard Patrick
Slowly away, behind, headway after 3 out, ridden to chase clear leaders after 2 out, kept on same pace, took 4th near finish, not trouble leaders tchd 12/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
4
14/1
T: M KeighleyJ: C Gethings
In touch on outside, challenged after 4 out, lost place before 2 out, no impression with leaders when ridden and hung left flat, lost 4th near finish op 20/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
11
7/2
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Mitchell Bastyan (3)
With leader, led narrowly after 4 out, headed next, soon ridden, lost place after 2 out, no impression after op 5/1
7th
Horse silk
3 ½
14
33/1
T: G HarrisJ: M Hamill
Tracked leaders, challenged after 4 out, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, no impression after, well held when not much room on inside flat op 28/1
8th
Horse silk
¾
20
20/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Harry Reed (6)
Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2 out, never on terms, weakened flat op 22/1
9th
Horse silk
¾
17
9/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Tom Humphries (8)
Mid-division, outpaced 2 out, never near leaders, weakened last op 17/2 tchd 8/1
10th
Horse silk
nse
18
66/1
T: P WinksJ: Charlie Deutsch
In touch, led narrowly 2nd to 4th, soon pushed along, weakened before 3 out
11th
Horse silk
¾
16
25/1
T: Michael C GriffinJ: Liam Gilligan (7)
Mid-division, weakened 2 out op 33/1
12th
Horse silk
¾
15
14/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Harry Stock (6)
Led 1st to next, prominent on outside, led again narrowly 4th, mistake 4 out, soon headed, weakened 2 out op 16/1
13th
Horse silk
5
6
16/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Edward Austin (10)
Mid-division on inside, headway to join leaders after 6th, lost place after 3 out, weakened from next
14th
Horse silk
6
1
25/1
T: P BowenJ: James Bowen (3)
Held up towards rear, struggling after 6th, never involved
15th
Horse silk
40
24
50/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Always behind, tailed off 3 out
16th
Horse silk
¾
8
811-7
50/1
T: A PhillipsJ: Stan Sheppard
Never better than mid-division, weakened after 4 out, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
511-9
20/1
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick (6)
Tracked leaders, lost place when blundered 4 out, not recover, soon pulled up op 22/1
PU
Horse silk
7
28/1
T: R EdderyJ: Fergus Gregory (5)
Mid-division, weakened after 4 out, tailed off next, soon pulled up
PU
Horse silk
9
11/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary (3)
In touch on inside, blundered and lost place 4 out, soon behind and pulled up op 12/1 tchd 14/1

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Non-Runners

13
Horse silk
Undefined Beauty17
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 8
T: O Murphy  J: Fergus Gregory
NR
19
Horse silk
Sunnytahliateigan7
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 5
T: Ian Williams  J: Bryony Frost
NR
23
Horse silk
Samson2
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 6
T: Mrs S Leech  J: Sean Houlihan
NR
5
Horse silk
Black Ivory21
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 5
T: J M Jefferson  J: Non Runner
NR
12
Horse silk
Tempuran10
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 8
T: A Ralph  J: Charlie Hammond
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.80Pl:£1.40, £6.50, £11.00, £2.70EX:£112.90Trifecta:£5,356.20Tricast:£3,158.28SF:£106.87Swingers:£22.60, £47.60, £0.00

Forecasts

Melrose Boy (11/4), Wylde Magic (7/2), Black Ivory (8/1), Tempuran (8/1), Atlantic Grey (9/1), Lip Service (10/1), Undefined Beauty (10/1), Another Frontier (11/1), Buckle Street (14/1), Cottersrock (14/1), Rebel Yeats (16/1), Sunnytahliateigan (16/1), Cornish Warrior (20/1), Oski (20/1), Bye Bye O Bye (25/1), Potters Story (25/1), Tynecastle Park (28/1), Charlie's Charm (33/1), Maguire's Glen (33/1), Sheer Poetry (40/1), Lambs Lane (50/1), Tarrona (50/1), Samson (50/1), Gran Maestro (66/1)

Verdict

A predictably tricky handicap hurdle to solve with just the 24 runners declared, but UNDEFINED BEAUTY looks of most interest. Never out of the front two in three runs since joining Olly Murphy, this hat-trick seeker has been raised another 10lb but probably had more in hand at Sedgefield last time out than the official winning margin suggests, and this progressive contender could get his head in front again here in conditions which should suit. He is just preferred to Sunnytahliateigan, who ran a great race in second last time out and should be able to progress further if putting in a more professional performance in the closing stages, while the unexposed Melrose Boy could have a say if overcoming an absence since January. Rebel Yeats and Black Ivory are others with claims.
  1. Undefined Beauty
  2. Sunnytahliateigan
  3. Melrose Boy

Previous Winners

2016
Behind Time
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 5
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £7,507.002nd: £2,218.003rd: £1,109.004th: £554.005th: £277.006th: £139.00

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