15:30 Cheltenham

Saturday 17 November 2018

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3016:00

    BetVictor Intermediate Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 5f  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:36  |   Winning time: 5m 3.5s
1st
Horse silk
14
7/2j
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, tracked leaders going well before last (usual 2 out), led over 1f out, ridden out, kept on (2 flights omitted) op 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
1
13
20/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, headway before 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden to challenge turning in, led briefly over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, always just held op 33/1 tchd 25/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¼
7
14/1
T: F O'BrienJ: A P Cawley
Towards rear, headway 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden over 1f out, stayed on into narrow 3rd inside final furlong, no impression
4th
Horse silk
½
9
14/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Held up towards rear on outside, headway after 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and stayed on to dispute 3rd final furlong, no impression op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
½
2
12/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Towards rear, pushed along after 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, never nearer op 12/1 tchd 10/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
10
510-12
12/1
T: Mrs H O GrahamJ: Callum Bewley
Prominent, led after 2nd, headed next (usual 5th), in touch, lost place last (usual 2 out), ridden and kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression tchd 12/1
7th
Horse silk
1
4
14/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up behind, headway on outside before last (usual 2 out), ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders
8th
Horse silk
1 ½
8
10/1
T: H D DalyJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leaders, effort to challenge after 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden turning in, weakened final furlong op 7/1 tchd 8/1
9th
Horse silk
nk
11
510-11
33/1
T: N J HawkeJ: S Bowen
In rear, driven after 2 out (usual 3 out), switched inside and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never a threat op 33/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ¾
12
8/1j
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Mid-division, ridden before last (usual 2 out), never on terms, weakened final furlong op 6/1
11th
Horse silk
17
1
11/2
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
With leader, led 3rd (usual 5th), ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened op 5/1 tchd 6/1
12th
Horse silk
12
15
20/1
T: E McNamaraJ: D E Mullins
Led to after 2nd, tracked leaders, lost place after 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened op 20/1
13th
Horse silk
13
6
12/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: B S Hughes
Prominent, lost place 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, tailed off tchd 33/1

Also Ran

N/A
Horse silk
3
511-11
12/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
NonRunner
PU
Horse silk
5
12/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Towards rear, weakened and pulled up before last (usual 2 out) op 14/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.00Pl:£2.10, £9.80, £4.40EX:£183.70Trifecta:£2,438.20Tricast:£1,646.91SF:£121.76Swingers:£35.30, £12.80, £234.90

Forecasts

Speedo Boy (7/2), Westend Story (11/2), Christmas In April (8/1), Lygon Rock (10/1), Point Of Principle (12/1), Aye Right (12/1), Louse Talk (12/1), Dell Oro (12/1), Serosevsky (12/1), Lungarno Palace (14/1), Mellow Ben (14/1), Equus Millar (14/1), Mahlervous (20/1), Internal Transfer (20/1), Le Musee (33/1)

Verdict

98-rated flat performer SPEEDO BOY could be thrown in off this weight. He won his second of three hurdles starts before getting bogged down here in a Grade Two but at this level carrying 10st 7lbs he makes plenty of appeal. Top-weight Westend Story is a big danger and was improving towards the end of last season while Christmas In April started this season with a very solid effort over C&D so he too merits respect.
  1. Speedo Boy
  2. Westend Story
  3. Christmas In April

Previous Winners

2017
Coole Cody
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 6
25/1

Prize Money

1st: £15,475.002nd: £4,595.003rd: £2,298.004th: £1,145.005th: £575.006th: £290.007th: £145.008th: £70.00

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