16:50 Cheltenham

Friday 16 March 2018

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

    Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 4f 56y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   23 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:51  |   Winning time: 5m 22.1s
1st
Horse silk
1
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: D Meyler
Prominent, led after 2nd, clear briefly after 3 out, went clear again when not fluent last, soon hung right, stayed on well tchd 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
5
23
20/1
T: P NolanJ: D Robinson
Held up in rear, headway from last bend, 4th last, stayed on well, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
5
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Held up in mid-division, headway on outside 7th, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner, lost 2nd towards finish tchd 12/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
2
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: D J McInerney
Mid-division, headway after 2 out, stayed on flat, went 4th towards finish op 7/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
16
7/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, 3rd when mistake last, kept on same pace flat op 15/2 tchd 9/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
17
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Ned Curtis
Chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, not quicken approaching last, kept on flat op 25/1
7th
Horse silk
½
4
20/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (3)
Held up towards rear, ridden and headway approaching last, kept on, not reach leaders op 28/1
8th
Horse silk
hd
9
20/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Harry Stock (3)
Prominent, mistake 2nd, every chance 2 out, beaten last, faded flat op 33/1
9th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Mid-division on outside, took keen hold, headway before 5th, mistake 2 out, lost place before last
10th
Horse silk
1
13
14/1
T: D PipeJ: Michael Heard
Held up in rear on outside, headway 7th, ridden before last, soon beaten, weakened flat op 16/1
11th
Horse silk
4
11
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Jamie Bargary
Held up towards rear, not much room 1st, some headway after 2 out, weakened before last tchd 11/1
12th
Horse silk
2 ½
15
6/1f
T: G ElliottJ: Jonathan Moore
Tracked leaders on inside, hit 3rd and 6th, weakened before last tchd 7/1
13th
Horse silk
3 ¾
24
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Alan Doyle (5)
Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, well beaten after op 33/1
14th
Horse silk
2 ½
6
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Fergus Gregory (3)
Held up towards rear, hit 2nd, well beaten after 2 out
15th
Horse silk
1 ¼
10
20/1
T: A KingJ: Kevin Dowling (5)
Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened before last
16th
Horse silk
¾
12
12/1
T: B PaulingJ: Richard Patrick
Led until after 2nd, stayed handy, ridden and weakened before last
17th
Horse silk
½
7
25/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Chased leaders, took keen hold, not much room before 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out op 33/1
18th
Horse silk
½
14
25/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Daniel Sansom (3)
Held up in rear, headway on outside after 3 out, weakened well before last
19th
Horse silk
1 ¼
20
16/1
T: H FryJ: Kieron Edgar
Mid-division on inside, lost place after 3 out, well beaten next op 16/1
20th
Horse silk
4
3
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: C Gethings
Always in rear
21st
Horse silk
3 ½
21
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr L P Gilligan (5)
Held up towards rear, some headway after 3 out, blundered 2 out, soon behind tchd 15/2
22nd
Horse silk
18
18
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Lizzie Kelly
Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened op 18/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
22
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Sean Houlihan
Mid-division, hit 5th, hampered and stumbled after 7th, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

19
Horse silk
Amour de Nuit41
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 6
T: P F Nicholls  J: Stan Sheppard
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.10Pl:£2.80, £9.20, £3.00, £3.00EX:£613.20Trifecta:£6,702.30Tricast:£3,419.88SF:£340.90Swingers:£75.80, £14.90, £48.00

Forecasts

Flawless Escape (6/1), Diese Des Bieffes (7/1), Sire Du Berlais (8/1), Deal D'estruval (10/1), Blow By Blow (12/1), Early Doors (12/1), Delire D'Estruval (12/1), Mr Big Shot (14/1), Carter Mckay (14/1), Brave Eagle (14/1), Lough Derg Spirit (16/1), Tommy Rapper (16/1), Melrose Boy (16/1), Discorama (20/1), Dream Berry (20/1), Brillare Momento (20/1), Coeur de Lion (20/1), Amour de Nuit (20/1), No Hassle Hoff (25/1), Brelan D'As (25/1), Arthington (25/1), Burrows Saint (25/1), Flaxen Flare (33/1), Poppy Kay (33/1)

Verdict

David Pipe would dearly love to snare this prize and his unbeaten MR BIG SHOT might just send him close. He wasn't seriously tested in landing either start over timber last spring and has been handed a chance here from this opening handicap mark. Flawless Escape caught everyone's eye with his run behind Total Recall last time out, he's likely to go well for the Elliott team, but the handicapper hasn't missed him. Handicap debutants Early Doors and Carter McKay are worth paying attention to while Tommy Rapper, Melrose Boy and Burrows Saint all have their merits too.
  1. Mr Big Shot
  2. Burrows Saint
  3. Early Doors

Previous Winners

2017
Champagne Classic
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 6
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £43,792.002nd: £12,936.003rd: £6,468.004th: £3,234.005th: £1,617.006th: £812.00

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