13:15 Cheltenham

Saturday 27 January 2018

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:10
  • Timeform Novices' Handicap Chase
  • Class 2  |   2m 4f 166y  |   Soft (Heavy in Places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:16  |   Winning time: 5m 31.2s
1st
6
6/1
T: M R ChannonJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in touch, tracked leaders before 3 out, challenged next, led between last 2, ridden and edged left after last, held on under pressure flat op 5/1
2nd
1 ¾
7
8/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen (3)
Always prominent, challenged after 3 out, led narrowly next, headed between last 2, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, held towards finish op 13/2
3rd
15
1
11/4j
T: C L TizzardJ: B J Cooper
Led to 6th, in touch, pushed along in 3rd after 4 out, headway to lead after next, headed 2 out, one pace and held when not fluent last, just held on for modest 3rd near finish op 10/3 tchd 7/2
4th
hd
4
910-11
5/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, went prominent 5th, led next, not fluent 3 out, soon headed, well held from next, plugged on flat, just failed for modest 3rd near finish op 7/1 tchd 9/2
5th
28
3
8/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up in touch, outpaced after 4 out, never on terms, weakened 2 out, tailed off op 7/1 tchd 9/1
6th
21
5
16/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Thomas Bellamy
With leader to 6th, chased leaders, struggling 12th, behind when blundered 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off op 18/1 tchd 20/1

Also Ran

PU
2
711-10
11/4j
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: N D Fehily
Not fluent in rear, reminders and struggling after 8th, lost touch 11th, tailed off when pulled up 13th

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.80Pl:£2.60, £3.80EX:£49.90Trifecta:£136.10SF:£48.00Swingers:£7.30, £2.10, £5.20

Forecasts

Sizing Tennessee (11/4), Ballyandy (11/4), War Sound (5/1), Mister Whitaker (6/1), Theatre Territory (8/1), Full Irish (8/1), Solstice Star (16/1)

Verdict

An intriguing contest with many of the runners on the upgrade. Preference is for SOLSTICE STAR who gets a useful pull in the weights with Mister Whitaker for two-length defeat earlier in the season and has had a wind operation since his last run. Theatre Territory and Full Irish could be worth giving another chance to after disappointing runs last time out but Sizing Tennessee could prove the main danger if his jumping continues to improve.
  1. Solstice Star
  2. Sizing Tennessee
  3. Theatre Territory

Previous Winners

2017
Royal Vacation
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 7
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £17,204.002nd: £5,082.003rd: £2,541.004th: £1,270.005th: £635.006th: £319.00

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