17:30 Cheltenham

Friday 4 May 2018

All16:5517:3018:0518:4019:1519:5020:25
  • Connolly's Red Mills Intermediate Point-To-Point Championship Final Hunters' Chase
  • Class 4  |   3m 2f  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:34  |   Winning time: 6m 48.6s
1st
4
50/1
T: R BandeyJ: Mr Martin McIntyre (3)
Mid-division, headway 15th, soon chasing leaders, led 4 out, quickened clear after next, all out, held on well op 66/1
2nd
2 ¾
13
8/1
T: D GibbsJ: Mr B Gibbs (3)
Held up in rear, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, staying on under pressure when hung right after last, never reached winner tchd 15/2 and tchd 9/1
3rd
3 ½
12
33/1
T: T EllisJ: Miss G Andrews
Led until 2nd, remained prominent, hard driven after 3 out, stayed on same pace op 22/1
4th
19
1
2/1f
T: C C PimlottJ: Mr Tom Strawson (7)
Mid-division, lost place 6th, under pressure 10th, behind 5 out, rallied 2 out, stayed on into modest 4th after last, never nearer op 13/8 tchd 6/4
5th
¾
8
20/1
T: Francesca NimmoJ: Mr J Jackson-Stops (7)
Pulled hard, led 2nd, not fluent 14th, headed 4 out, weakened after next op 16/1
6th
½
7
611-12
9/4
T: P RowleyJ: Alex Edwards
In touch, weakened 5 out op 5/1
7th
sh
6
16/1
T: N R WrightJ: Mr A Wright (7)
Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4 out, weakened after 2 out
8th
7
3
20/1
T: J W TudorJ: Shane Quinlan (3)
Behind, headway halfway, weakened 5 out tchd 25/1
9th
¾
11
16/1
T: Mrs D RalphJ: Mr James King
Held up towards rear, jumped right 5th, never dangerous tchd 20/1
10th
5
10
33/1
T: D KempJ: Mr D Peters (7)
Chased leaders, lost place 4 out, soon beaten

Also Ran

PU
2
811-12
17/2
T: Miss Claire HarrisJ: David Prichard (3)
Held up in rear, weakened 5 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out op 13/2
PU
5
50/1
T: A PennockJ: Mr E David (5)
Chased leaders, slow 2nd, mistake 13th, weakened before 15th, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out op 33/1

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Non-Runners

9
Velvet Cognac19
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 10
T: A Hill  J: Mr J Andrews
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£56.40Pl:£8.80, £2.40, £4.70EX:£744.00Trifecta:£1,822.50SF:£379.56Swingers:£46.30, £0.00, £46.30

Forecasts

Duhallow Tornado (2/1), Optimised (9/4), Thegirlfrommilan (8/1), Velvet Cognac (8/1), Ballybane (17/2), Mr Maclennane (16/1), Following Mama (16/1), Summer Sounds (20/1), Blazing Tom (20/1), Kalabaloo (33/1), Welsh's Castle (33/1), Fortune Bound (50/1), Mahlers Spirit (50/1)

Verdict

Many of these arrive here in good form, but DULHALLOW TORNADO has progressed nicely from point-to-points to run in, and win, hunter chases recently. He has to concede weight all round but has form under rules, which is more than can be said for most of these, and won't have any issues getting the trip. In a relatively open race, Ballybane and Velvet Cognac, both point-to-point winners last time out, are others to consider.
  1. Duhallow Tornado
  2. Ballybane
  3. Velvet Cognac

Previous Winners

2017
Woodfleet
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,797.002nd: £1,498.003rd: £749.004th: £374.005th: £187.006th: £94.00
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