16:10 Cheltenham

Thursday 15 March 2018

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

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   2m 4f 166y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   22 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:10  |   Winning time: 5m 27.8s

1st
6
5/1f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, one pace when not fluent 2 out, rallied to chase leader and 1 length down last, ridden and hung right under pressure flat, stayed on well to lead towards finish tchd 6/1
2nd
1 ¾
24
25/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary (3)
Tracked leader, led 5 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, 1 length advantage last, kept on when hard pressed flat, headed and no extra towards finish op 28/1 tchd 33/1
3rd
5
19
14/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
In touch, pressed leader 5 out, every chance 2 out, one pace last, ridden and no impression with front pair flat
4th
1
22
16/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance on inside 2 out, one pace last, no impression flat tchd 18/1
5th
¾
16
7/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, headway to tracked leaders before 4 out, every chance when hit 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression from last op 6/1 tchd 11/2
6th
1 ¼
20
10/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day (3)
Held up behind, headway when hit 4 out, outpaced after next, soon ridden, kept on, never reached leaders op 14/1
7th
9
17
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Towards rear, under pressure before 3 out, ridden and kept on approaching last, never threatened leaders op 20/1
8th
3 ¼
18
50/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke
Tracked leaders, driven after 3 out, one pace, ridden and no impression between last 2, weakened flat
9th
¾
23
50/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Mid-division, headway on outside 3 out, ridden to chase leaders before next, never on terms, weakened from last
10th
1 ¼
3
8/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, never going pace to threaten leaders
11th
6
9
16/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Mid-division on inside, hit 10th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened op 20/1
12th
6
12
20/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Hit 1st, mid-division, struggling when blundered 4 out, soon behind tchd 22/1
13th
10
14
1010-13
66/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Never better than mid-division, weakened from 3 out op 50/1
14th
16
5
40/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Held up behind, outpaced before 3 out, never involved op 33/1
15th
10
1
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Led to 5 out, lost place 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off
16th
nk
11
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: P J Brennan
Mistake 1st, soon towards rear, hit 8th, struggling from next, weakened 3 out, tailed off op 28/1
17th
17
10
25/1
T: Miss Amy MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
In touch, hit 10th, outpaced 5 out, weakened from 3 out, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
7
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Always behind, struggling 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
PU
8
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Held up behind, mistake 11th, under pressure when hampered 4 out, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
PU
13
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, lost place when mistake and pecked 12th, not recover, pulled up before next
PU
15
710-12
25/1
T: H FryJ: N P Madden
Held up behind on outside, weakened and pulled up before 12th
F
21
14/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: B J Cooper
Prominent on outside, hit 11th, blundered 5 out, soon lost place, under pressure when fell next

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Non-Runners

2
Go Conquer19
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 9
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: Aidan Coleman
4
Tully East40
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 8
T: A Fleming  J: D F O'Regan
Betting

Forecast

The Storyteller (5/1), King's Socks (7/1), Tully East (7/1), Last Goodbye (8/1), Movewiththetimes (8/1), Guitar Pete (10/1), King's Odyssey (14/1), Willie Boy (14/1), Ballyalton (16/1), Pougne Bobbi (16/1), Traffic Fluide (16/1), Romain De Senam (20/1), Oldgrangewood (20/1), Go Conquer (20/1), Splash of Ginge (25/1), Mercian Prince (25/1), Drumcliff (25/1), Village Vic (33/1), Quite By Chance (33/1), Viconte Du Noyer (33/1), Ballybolley (40/1), Midnight Shot (50/1), Shanahan's Turn (50/1), Ultragold (66/1)

Verdict
Possibly the toughest race to solve all week featuring a plethora of high-quality handicap winners which include Village Vic, Guitar Pete and the successive Close Brothers Novice Handicap winners Ballyalton (2016) and Tully East (2017). The Pipe family have saddled the winner of this historic race on no fewer than seven occasions, so King's Socks merits close inspection off a light-weight, with similar comments applicable to handicap debutantes The Storyteller and Movewiththetimes but with a fierce pace assured, OLDGRANGEWOOD is the one to side with given he is tactically versatile and reasonably handicapped.
  1. Oldgrangewood
  2. The Storyteller
  3. Last Goodbye
Prize Money
1st:
£62,645.00
2nd:
£23,507.00
3rd:
£11,770.00
4th:
£5,863.00
5th:
£2,948.00
6th:
£1,474.00

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