20:25 Cheltenham

Friday 4 May 2018

All16:5517:3018:0518:4019:1519:5020:25

GX Landrover Open Hunters' Chase

Class 5  |   2m 4f 166y  |   Good  |   19 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 20:28  |   Winning time: 5m 12.5s

1st
4
11/2
T: Mrs S CrowJ: Mr H Crow (7)
Held up behind, headway on outside 5 out, chased leaders after 3 out, soon ridden, switched inside before next, rallied to lead last, edged right flat, stayed on well final 100 yards op 6/1 tchd 15/2
2nd
6
2
4/1
T: Miss L ThomasJ: Mr S Lee (7)
Always prominent, led 6 out, headed after 3 out, one pace next, rallied last, stayed on to chase winner flat, no extra and held inside final 100 yards op 7/2
3rd
½
17
25/1
T: Mary VesteyJ: Bryan Carver (7)
Always prominent, led narrowly after 3 out, ridden after next, headed last, kept on same pace in 3rd flat op 33/1 tchd 40/1
4th
4
10
1011-10
50/1
T: Mrs A R HewittJ: Mr G Crow (3)
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, ridden last, edged left and stayed on under pressure flat, went 4th near finish, never nearer op 40/1
5th
½
9
1211-13
9/2
T: Miss H BrookshawJ: H F Nugent (3)
Held up behind, headway on outer 10th, challenged 3 out, every chance next, soon ridden, no extra flat, lost 4th near finish op 11/2
6th
1 ½
5
5/1
T: Philip RowleyJ: Mr A Edwards
In touch, lost place 8th, no danger after op 4/1
7th
hd
7
40/1
T: David O'BrienJ: Mr David O'Brien (7)
Mid-division, chased leaders 11th, ridden and kept on same pace from 2 out, never on terms tchd 50/1
8th
8
8
1111-13
7/2f
T: Miss C RoddickJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Mid-division, chased leaders on inside 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms op 4/1
9th
5
3
33/1
T: F HutsbyJ: J Nailor (5)
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 4 out, kept on same pace from next, never threatened
10th
2 ¾
6
100/1
T: Miss Hannah TaylorJ: Mr James Jeavons (7)
Chased leaders to after 4 out, weakened 2 out
11th
7
13
1211-10
18/1
T: Mrs D RalphJ: Mr W Biddick
Mid-division on inside, lost place and behind from 6th, no danger after op 16/1 tchd 20/1
12th
1
14
50/1
T: D BraceJ: C Brace (7)
Always towards rear op 40/1
13th
3
1
50/1
T: M BowenJ: Mr P Bryan (5)
Prominent, led 8th, headed 6 out, weakened 2 out op 40/1
14th
8
12
66/1
T: R PotterJ: Miss Emma Yardley (7)
Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 4 out
15th
1 ¾
15
50/1
T: Miss A BellJ: Miss A Bell (7)
Always in rear tchd 66/1
16th
32
18
1211-10
100/1
T: A CampbellJ: Mr M A S Comley (7)
Tracked leaders, lost place 6 out, soon behind
17th
nk
16
1011-10
100/1
T: Con RutledgeJ: Mr S Burton (7)
Tracked leaders, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened
18th
3
19
100/1

Also Ran

PU
11
1011-10
20/1
T: Mrs Claire HardwickJ: Mrs C Hardwick (3)
Led to 8th, with leader, hit and lost place 6 out, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out op 25/1

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Betting

Forecast

Salubrious (7/2), Full Trottle (4/1), Shotavodka (9/2), Bear's Affair (5/1), Mr Mercurial (11/2), Distime (18/1), Creepy (20/1), Silver Roque (25/1), Kilfinichen Bay (33/1), Numbercruncher (40/1), Crazy Jack (50/1), Mitebeall Forluck (50/1), Forever My Friend (50/1), Ni Sin E Mo Ainm (50/1), Cyrien Star (66/1), Lined With Silver (100/1), Tinelyra (100/1), Red Inca (100/1), Maryam Jaan (100/1)

Verdict
A big field but not all that many have a genuinely realistic chance. The obvious one is SALUBRIOUS, runner-up at Grade 1 level for Paul Nicholls over hurdles and who ran away with his hunter chase debut at Exeter last time out, overcoming a lay-off in the process. He could easily improve on that effort and if doing so would surely go very close here despite it being a much tougher race. The main danger could be Full Trottle, who had a number of these in behind at Ludlow last time, while Shotavodka is another likely to go well.
  1. Salubrious
  2. Full Trottle
  3. Shotavodka

Previous Winners

2017
Full Trottle
Weight: 11-13  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-13  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: Mr Jonathan Bailey
  |  
T: Miss L Thomas
9/4
Prize Money
1st:
£2,998.00
2nd:
£936.00
3rd:
£468.00
4th:
£234.00
5th:
£117.00
6th:
£59.00

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