13:30 Cheltenham

Thursday 15 March 2018

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

JLT Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (registered As The Golden Miller)

Class 1  |   2m 3f 198y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:30  |   Winning time: 5m 11.3s

1st
10
4/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, switched towards outer travelling well approaching 3 out, challenged next, ridden to lead between last 2, clear when edged left flat, in no danger after, stayed on well op 5/1
2nd
7
9
3/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
With leader, led after 3 out, hard pressed next, ridden and headed between last 2, kept on same pace, no chance with winner in clear 2nd flat tchd 11/4 and 7/2 in places
3rd
5
1
611-4
10/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Raced keenly, held up behind until headway to track leaders 5th, driven and effort before 2 out, readily outpaced by front pair soon after, hit last, edged left, ridden and kept on in modest 3rd flat op 9/1 tchd 11/1
4th
2 ½
5
611-4
15/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Held up in touch in last trio, blundered 9th, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, ridden after next, kept on same pace, disputed modest 3rd briefly after last, no chance with leaders op 9/1 tchd 10/1
5th
¾
3
11/2
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Tracked front pair, disputed lead after 4 out, lost place after next, soon outpaced, ridden between last 2, plugged on to dispute modest 3rd briefly after last, no extra op 13/2 tchd 7/1 in places
6th
6
8
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Held up in touch in last trio, chased leaders 3 out, one pace before next, never on terms, ridden and weakened last
7th
4
2
20/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister
Made most, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened between last 2 op 25/1
8th
14
6
811-4
12/1
T: P F NichollsJ: B J Geraghty
Pecked 1st, held up in touch, lost place 7th, in last trio when blundered 10th, mistake 4 out, outpaced and behind from next, weakened 2 out op 11/1

Also Ran

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1
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3
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23
910-11
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811-4
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811-4
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811-4
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9
811-4
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PU
4
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up in touch in last trio, still going well enough when sprawled badly on landing 4 out, not recover and quickly pulled up op 4/1 tchd 7/2
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811-4
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12
1011-4
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13
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15
911-4
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16
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17
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18
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7
14/1
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20
911-4
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1011-4
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1011-4
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1011-4

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Betting

Forecast

Terrefort (3/1), Shattered Love (4/1), Invitation Only (9/2), Finian's Oscar (11/2), Kemboy (15/2), Benatar (10/1), Modus (12/1), Snow Falcon (14/1), Bigmartre (20/1), West Approach (33/1), The Unit (N/A), The Storyteller (N/A), Testify (N/A), Sutton Place (N/A), Sutton Manor (N/A), Sizing Tennessee (N/A), Saturnas (N/A), Rathvinden (N/A), Ramses De Teillee (N/A), Pylonthepressure (N/A), Petit Mouchoir (N/A), Peregrine Run (N/A), Movewiththetimes (N/A), Mount Mews (N/A), Mossback (N/A), Monalee (N/A), Livelovelaugh (N/A), Le Rocher (N/A), Kalondra (N/A), Jury Duty (N/A), Jameson (N/A), Full Irish (N/A), Footpad (N/A), Dounikos (N/A), Divine Spear (N/A), De Plotting Shed (N/A), Cyrname (N/A), Coo Star Sivola (N/A), Conrad Hastings (N/A), Capitaine (N/A), Cadmium (N/A), C'Est Jersey (N/A), Brelade (N/A), Bonbon Au Miel (N/A), Bentelimar (N/A), Ballyhill (N/A), Ballyandy (N/A), Any Second Now (N/A), Allysson Monterg (N/A), Al Boum Photo (N/A), Dinaria Des Obeaux (N/A), Adrien Du Pont (N/A), Asthuria (N/A), Saint Calvados (N/A), Yanworth (N/A), Woods Well (N/A), Willoughby Court (N/A), Turcagua (N/A), Tombstone (N/A)

Verdict
Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh have took this Grade 1 contest in each of the past three years, so it's to be expected that Invitation Only will head the market. His form stands up to scrutiny, and he should have the measure of Snow Falcon on the Flogas evidence (Leopardstown). However, he's unlikely have it all his own way up front, with the blossoming mare Shattered Love and the returning; hopefully clean winded Finian's Oscar also representing potential pace angles. Scilly Isles Novices' Chase winner TERREFORT is another likely to be prominent; he's unbeaten in two starts for Nicky Henderson and the selection has the profile of a rapidly improving horse.
  1. Terrefort
  2. Shattered Love
  3. Invitation Only
Prize Money
1st:
£85,425.00
2nd:
£32,055.00
3rd:
£16,050.00
4th:
£7,995.00
5th:
£4,020.00
6th:
£2,010.00

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