14:10 Cheltenham

Wednesday 14 March 2018

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30
  • RSA Insurance Novices' Chase (Grade 1)
  • 3m 80y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:11  |   Winning time: 6m 32.0s
1st
10
5/2f
T: P G KellyJ: D N Russell
Held up in rear, headway from 4 out, went 2nd going well after 3 out, led before next, clear from last, stayed on well tchd 11/4
2nd
7
9
711-4
10/3
T: H De BromheadJ: N D Fehily
Tracked leaders, raced keenly, went 2nd after 7th, led 3 out, headed when mistake 2 out, no impression on winner last, kept on and well clear of rest op 7/2 tchd 10/3
3rd
7
7
9/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Led, dived at 1st, headed after 2nd, tracked leader until after 7th, ridden after 4 out, still in touch on outside 3 out, soon outpaced, went 3rd but no impression flat
4th
1 ½
3
9/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, not fluent last, switched right and stayed on flat, went 4th towards finish op 12/1 tchd 9/1
5th
1 ¾
4
5/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Jumped low and hit the top of several fences, pressed leader, led after 2nd, mistake 3rd, headed 3 out, soon outpaced and beaten, left modest 3rd last, no extra and dropped to 5th flat op 13/2 tchd 5/1

Also Ran

F
1
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Held up in mid-division on inside, closing 5th when mistake 4 out, ridden after 3 out, 4 lengths 3rd and looking beaten when jumped right and fell 2 out
PU
2
50/1
T: R HobsonJ: J J Burke
Not that fluent, held up in mid-division, dropped into rear after 6th, mistake 14th and 15th, struggling after, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before 2 out tchd 66/1
N/A
T: G McPhersonJ: 
N/A
T: F O'BrienJ: 
N/A
911-4
T: G L MooreJ: 
N/A
1111-4
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: 
F
5
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up in mid-division, lost place approaching 11th, never back in contention, well beaten 7th after 3 out, fell last op 20/1 tchd 33/1
N/A
T: W P MullinsJ: 
N/A
T: D SkeltonJ: 
T: Nick WilliamsJ: 
T: G ElliottJ: 
T: G ElliottJ: 
PU
6
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 8/1 tchd 12/1
T: P J HobbsJ: 
N/A
1111-4
T: G ElliottJ: 
T: C L TizzardJ: 
T: A J HoneyballJ: 
PU
8
100/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: L P Aspell
In rear, several slow jumps, struggling 14th, well behind next, pulled up after clambering over 4 out
N/A
T: P F NichollsJ: 
N/A
9
T: W P MullinsJ: 
N/A
1011-4
T: G ElliottJ: 
N/A
1011-4
T: N P MulhollandJ: 
N/A
T: W GreatrexJ: 
N/A
10
911-4
T: W P MullinsJ: 
N/A
T: D McCain JnrJ: 
N/A
11
T: W P MullinsJ: 
N/A
20
T: A KingJ: 
N/A
1111-4
T: P F NichollsJ: 
N/A
T: G ElliottJ: 
T: N MeadeJ: 
N/A
T: J M JeffersonJ: 
N/A
1010-11
T: A J HoneyballJ: 
N/A
T: Henry OliverJ: 
N/A
T: A J MartinJ: 
N/A
14
T: W P MullinsJ: 
T: D PipeJ: 
N/A
15
T: W P MullinsJ: 
N/A
T: T R GeorgeJ: 
N/A
1011-4
T: W P MullinsJ: 
T: A M ThomsonJ: 
N/A
16
T: C L TizzardJ: 
N/A
17
T: N MeadeJ: 
N/A
21
T: N J HawkeJ: 
N/A
22
T: G ElliottJ: 
N/A
T: G ElliottJ: 
N/A
T: G ElliottJ: 
N/A
T: N J HendersonJ: 
N/A
1011-4
T: D McCain JnrJ: 
T: G ElliottJ: 
N/A
1111-4
T: G ElliottJ: 
N/A
1111-4
T: W P MullinsJ: 
N/A
18
T: W P MullinsJ: 
N/A
19
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: 
N/A
T: C L TizzardJ: 
T: B PaulingJ: 
N/A
T: G ElliottJ: 
N/A
1111-4
T: A KingJ: 

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.00Pl:£1.40, £1.50, £2.20EX:£10.80Trifecta:£88.60Tricast:£61.52SF:£10.85Swingers:£1.70, £4.90, £5.10

Forecasts

Presenting Percy (5/2), Monalee (10/3), Black Corton (5/1), Al Boum Photo (8/1), Elegant Escape (9/1), Ballyoptic (9/1), Dounikos (12/1), Bonbon Au Miel (33/1), Allysson Monterg (50/1), Full Irish (100/1), Lastbutnotleast (N/A), Terrefort (N/A), Yanworth (N/A), Woods Well (N/A), Willoughby Court (N/A), West Approach (N/A), Vintage Clouds (N/A), Up For Review (N/A), Turcagua (N/A), Tombstone (N/A), The Storyteller (N/A), Testify (N/A), Sutton Place (N/A), Sutton Manor (N/A), Snow Falcon (N/A), Sizing Tennessee (N/A), Shades Of Midnight (N/A), Saturnas (N/A), Rocklander (N/A), Rathvinden (N/A), Ramses De Teillee (N/A), Pylonthepressure (N/A), Phil's Magic (N/A), Ozzy Thomas (N/A), Mount Mews (N/A), Moulin A Vent (N/A), Mossback (N/A), Modus (N/A), Livelovelaugh (N/A), Kemboy (N/A), Keeper Hill (N/A), Kalondra (N/A), Jury Duty (N/A), Invitation Only (N/A), Ibis Du Rheu (N/A), Fountains Windfall (N/A), Finian's Oscar (N/A), Fagan (N/A), Duke Des Champs (N/A), De Plotting Shed (N/A), Coo Star Sivola (N/A), Captain Chaos (N/A), C'Est Jersey (N/A), Big River (N/A), Benatar (N/A), Barney Dwan (N/A), Ami Desbois (N/A), Dinaria Des Obeaux (N/A), Shattered Love (N/A), Pearl Royale (N/A), Ms Parfois (N/A), Mia's Storm (N/A)

Verdict

A good renewal with the Irish holding a strong hand with only the admirable Black Corton breaking into their quartet at the top of the market but he’s likely to come up short here. PRESENTING PERCY and Monalee are hard to split. Both have shown top class Festival form before with the former just preferred on the back of his second to Our Duke. Monalee showed up well over 2m5f last time and will appreciate this longer trip. Al Boum Photo and Dounikos give the Emerald Isle a very strong hand with both of that pair having also shown sound form over fences.
  1. Presenting Percy
  2. Monalee
  3. Al Boum Photo

Prize Money

1st: £99,662.002nd: £37,398.003rd: £18,725.004th: £9,328.005th: £4,690.006th: £2,345.00
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