16:10 Cheltenham

Wednesday 14 March 2018

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

    The Glenfarclas Steeple Chase (A Cross Country Steeple Chase)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 6f 37y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:11  |   Winning time: 8m 51.6s
1st
Horse silk
12
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Always prominent, challenged 6 out, led next, driven 3 lengths clear before last, ridden out flat, kept on well op 13/2 tchd 8/1
2nd
Horse silk
2
13
12/1
T: E ClayeuxJ: Felix de Giles
Mid-division, tracked leaders 6 out, went 2nd between last 2, 3 lengths down when not fluent last, ridden and kept on flat, not reach winner op 14/1 tchd 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
11
11
11/4f
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, outpaced by front pair before last, well held after op 4/1 tchd 11/4
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
1
10/1
T: E BolgerJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, hit 20th, chased leaders 3 out, ridden and one pace between last 2, stayed on to take 4th near finish, never troubled leaders op 8/1 tchd 10/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
6
100/1
T: R HobsonJ: J J Burke
Prominent, driven to chase winner after 3 out, ridden and lost place between last 2, no chance with front trio before last, lost 4th near finish
6th
Horse silk
25
9
7/1
T: E BolgerJ: Ms N Carberry
Mid-division, headway and in touch 13th, lost place 20th, weakened 3 out, tailed off op 8/1 tchd 7/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
2
1111-4
50/1
T: J CandlishJ: Sean Quinlan
Led to 3rd, with leader, left in lead again 12th, headed 5 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
3
9/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
With leader, led narrowly 3rd until fell 12th op 10/1 tchd 9/1
PU
Horse silk
4
1311-4
25/1
T: E BolgerJ: D J McInerney
Mid-division, went prominent 5th, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before last
PU
Horse silk
5
10/3
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd
Held up behind, hampered by loose horse 12th, no danger after, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out tchd 3/1 and tchd 7/2
PU
Horse silk
7
66/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Chased leaders, lost place and reminders after 24th, soon behind and no danger after, tailed off when pulled up before last op 50/1 tchd 66/1
PU
Horse silk
8
25/1
T: A FlemingJ: D F O'Regan
Held up in rear, some headway past beaten horses 4 out, hit next, soon outpaced, never reached leaders, weakened between last 2, pulled up before last op 20/1 tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
10
1211-4
33/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up, always towards rear, struggling halfway, lost touch when pulled up before 20th op 40/1 tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
14
711-4
33/1
T: D CottinJ: J Plouganou
Held up behind, headway and in touch 18th, mistake 20th, weakened 6 out, tailed off when clambered over next, pulled up soon after op 25/1 tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
15
50/1
T: E ClayeuxJ: Charlie Deutsch
Chased leaders, lost place 17th, soon behind, lost touch when pulled up before 5 out op 33/1 tchd 40/1
PU
Horse silk
16
100/1
T: P QuintonJ: T Beaurain
Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 66/1 tchd 100/1

Watch Race Replay

Unlimited race replays of all UK & Irish racing

Access to exclusive features all for FREE - No monthly subscription fee

Log in with your existing Sporting Life, Sky Bet, or Sky Games account. If you don't have any of those, it's completely FREE to register!

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.20Pl:£2.30, £4.10, £1.60EX:£113.60Trifecta:£571.20Tricast:£291.42SF:£80.26Swingers:£18.90, £6.10, £8.60

Forecasts

The Last Samuri (11/4), Cause Of Causes (10/3), Tiger Roll (7/1), Josies Orders (7/1), Bless The Wings (9/1), Auvergnat (10/1), Urgent De Gregaine (12/1), Cantlow (25/1), Hurricane Darwin (25/1), Saint Are (33/1), Urumqi (33/1), Beeves (50/1), Vicomte Du Seuil (50/1), Federici (66/1), Chic Name (100/1), Belamix Dor (100/1)

Verdict

URGENT DE GREGAINE was a winner here in January last year and having placed twice since including on soft ground at Pardubice he can register his eighth victory in what looks a highly competitive renewal of this contest. Last years winner Cause Of Causes made a highly promising reappearance at Leopardstown last time out and he can claim third while Bless The Wings can place in this race for the third consecutive year by finishing third. The selections fellow French raider Urumqi looks a potential dark horse with the step up in trip likely to suit.
  1. Urgent De Gregaine
  2. Cause Of Causes
  3. Bless The Wings

Prize Money

1st: £40,235.002nd: £11,947.003rd: £5,974.004th: £2,977.005th: £1,495.006th: £754.007th: £377.008th: £182.00

MOST READ RACING

Sporting Life
Race Replays
Unlimited race replays of all UK & Irish racing.
Access to exclusive features all for FREE - No monthly subscription fee
Click HERE for more information

RACING TIPS

Next Off