16:50 Cheltenham Tue 13 March 2018

  • National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)
  • 3m 7f 170y, Soft (Heavy in places)
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner£74,950.002nd£23,412.003rd£11,700.004th£5,850.005th£2,925.006th£1,475.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:8m 50.3sOff time:16:50:19
1st
11
13/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Held up towards rear, mistake 11th, headway from 18th, close 3rd 2 out, led just before last, headed narrowly 75 yards out, soon led again, pulled out extra to assert close home op 4/1 tchd 5/1
2nd
½
16
7/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: Mr W Biddick
Led 2nd, headed 6th, stayed prominent, hit 2 out when challenging, led narrowly 75 yards out, soon headed, held close home op 13/2 tchd 5/1
3rd
21
15
10/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Mr B O'Neill
Led until 2nd, led 6th, mistake 13th, ridden before 2 out, headed just before last, weakened flat
4th
2 ½
4
20/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Prominent, mistake 16th, ridden after 3 out, 4th and weakening before next
5th
11
10
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ms K Walsh
Held up in rear, not jump well, headway 21st, 6 lengths 5th 3 out, soon weakened
6th
23
9
11/2
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Held up in rear, headway from 21st, shaken up before 3 out, weakened before next op 11/1

Also Ran

PU
1
100/1
T: R H BucklerJ: Mr Joshua Newman
Mid-division on outside, closed before 4th, lost place after 8th, in rear and ridden 13th, tailed off 18th, pulled up before next
PU
2
25/1
T: Miss S SmithJ: Mr Shane Fitzgerald
In touch on inside, hit 6th, mistake and lost place 18th, struggling after, going very slowly 21st, well behind when pulled up before 4 out op 50/1
PU
3
16/1
T: A M HalesJ: Mr Thomas M O'Brien
Mid-division, mistake 11th, ridden and struggling from 18th, behind 21st, well behind when pulled up after 4 out op 14/1
UR
5
7/2f
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd
Held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, headway before 18th, chasing leaders 21st, struggling to stay in touch 3 out, soon weakened, unseated rider op 11/2
F
6
8/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Mr R Deegan
Held up towards rear, fell 6th op 20/1
PU
7
711-6
100/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: Theo Gillard
Held up in mid-division, hampered 18th, struggling after, behind when mistake 20th, well behind when pulled up before 4 out op 100/1
F
8
6/1
T: G ElliottJ: Ms Lisa O'Neill
Tracked leaders, mistake 12th, 4th when fell 18th op 11/2 tchd 7/1
PU
12
20/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Mr James King
Mid-division, headway before 4th, lost place after next, ridden and struggling 17th, well behind when pulled up after 4 out op 28/1 tchd 25/1
R
13
66/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Mr D Skehan
Mid-division, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 1st, blundered and lost place 17th, behind when refused next tchd 125/1
UR
14
25/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Mr T Hamilton
Tracked leaders, slow 11th, just beginning to struggle to hold position when hampered 18th, behind 20th, well tailed off and going very slowly when clambered over 3 out and unseated rider

Betting Breakdown

£5.30£2.20, £1.90, £2.70
£33.10£234.50£27.79£196.27£6.50, £7.90, £8.20

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