15:00 Cheltenham

Sunday 18 November 2018

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3016:00

    Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 87y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:01  |   Winning time: 3m 49.7s
1st
Horse silk
19
50/1
T: B EllisonJ: Danny McMenamin (7)
Mid-division, headway 3 out (usual 4 out), led after last (usual 2 out), ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely when hard pressed final furlong, just held on ( 3 flights omitted, low sun) op 18/1 tchd 16/1
2nd
Horse silk
nk
6
13/2
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Towards rear, headway 2 out (usual 3 out), chased front pair turning in, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, just held tchd 11/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
1
711-12
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (5)
Mid-division, pushed along after 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and rallied over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, not trouble front pair
4th
Horse silk
½
2
7/2f
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Mid-division, outpaced after 2 out (usual 3 out), headway under pressure turning in, ridden and stayed on to take 4th towards finish, not reach leaders tchd 5/1
5th
Horse silk
½
5
6/1
T: W GreatrexJ: R Johnson
Tracked leader, effort after last (usual 2 out), kept on and every chance until ridden and no extra inside final furlong, lost 2 places towards finish op 13/2 tchd 5/1
6th
Horse silk
6
18
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: William Marshall (10)
Held up in rear, headway after 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and wide turning in, switched inside and kept on from over 1f out, never nearer
7th
Horse silk
2 ¼
3
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
In touch, lost place 3 out (usual 4 out), soon behind, kept on final furlong, never nearer op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
¾
12
8/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Towards rear, headway 2 out (usual 3 out), driven to chase leaders turning in, kept on same pace, never on terms tchd 15/2
9th
Horse silk
½
11
10/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Charlie Hammond (5)
Tracked leaders, ridden before last (usual 2 out), never on terms, weakened final furlong op 11/1
10th
Horse silk
hd
20
25/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Sean Houlihan (5)
Behind, badly hampered and almost unseated rider 2 out (usual 3 out), never able to challenge op 50/1
11th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division in touch, driven after last (usual 2 out), ridden and weakened final furlong tchd 10/1
12th
Horse silk
1 ¾
15
50/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Led early, in touch, dropped to mid-division after 2nd (usual 4th), outpaced after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened over 1f out op 40/1
13th
Horse silk
½
13
50/1
T: T LaceyJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place when short of room after last (usual 2 out), soon weakened op 33/1
14th
Horse silk
3 ¼
8
12/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Prominent on outside, outpaced last (usual 2 out), ridden and weakened over 1f out op 11/1
15th
Horse silk
½
16
20/1
T: T LaceyJ: R T Dunne
Soon led, driven and headed after last (usual 2 out), soon lost place, weakened over 1f out op 22/1 tchd 25/1
16th
Horse silk
12
7
25/1
T: N G RichardsJ: B S Hughes
Chased leaders to after 2 out (usual 3 out), soon behind

Also Ran

N/A
Horse silk
9
14/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
NonRunner
F
Horse silk
10
710-13
16/1
T: P AtkinsonJ: Henry Brooke
Held up behind on outside, fell last (usual 2 out)
N/A
Horse silk
14
25/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: G Sheehan
NonRunner
F
Horse silk
17
16/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, fell 2 out (usual 3 out) op 10/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£23.10Pl:£4.50, £2.80, £3.70, £1.90EX:£334.40Trifecta:£5,471.10Tricast:£3,920.01SF:£230.21Swingers:£38.70, £72.50, £45.00

Forecasts

Verdana Blue (7/2), Western Ryder (6/1), Silver Streak (13/2), Nube Negra (8/1), Storm Rising (10/1), Charli Parcs (12/1), Midnight Shadow (12/1), Le Patriote (14/1), Old Guard (16/1), Mohaayed (16/1), Deyrann de Carjac (16/1), Irish Roe (16/1), Vado Forte (20/1), Not That Fuisse (25/1), Man Of Plenty (25/1), Caius Marcius (25/1), Brianstorm (25/1), Nietzsche (50/1), Mad Jack Mytton (50/1), Equus Amadeus (50/1)

Verdict

Soft ground would be preferable, but WESTERN RYDER ran a cracker in the Supreme Novices' over C&D in March, and is the type to thrive in handicaps this season, so gets the verdict over Old Guard, who has a similar chance to Verdana Blue on Kempton running, and has twice run very well in this race before, winning in 2015. Silver Streak is another with an excellent record in similar races, and looks best of the rest in a competitive renewal.
  1. Western Ryder
  2. Old Guard
  3. Silver Streak

Previous Winners

2017
Elgin
Weight: 10-8  |Age: 5
10/1

Prize Money

1st: £56,270.002nd: £21,200.003rd: £10,610.004th: £5,300.005th: £2,660.006th: £1,330.007th: £660.008th: £340.00

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