16:50 Cheltenham

Tuesday 12 March 2019

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

Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed)

Class 1  |   2m 4f 44y  |   Soft  |   20 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:51  |   Winning time: 5m 13.47s
Weighed In
1st
4
5/1f
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Led until 2nd, tracked leaders, led before 2 out, clear approaching last, stayed on strongly, impressive op 11/2 tchd 6/1 in places
2nd
16
7
6/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Prominent, blundered 4th, lost place before 6th, closed under pressure after 3 out, went 2nd last, kept on, no impression on winner op 13/2 tchd 7/1
3rd
4 ½
6
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Prominent until 2nd, in touch, went 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner, jumped right and dropped to 3rd last, stayed on same pace op 40/1
4th
3 ¾
10
20/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders on outside, went close 2nd after 3rd, led 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakened final 100 yards op 25/1
5th
2 ¼
11
11/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Chased leaders, mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out op 10/1
6th
2 ½
12
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
In rear, reminder after 2nd, not much room after 7th, soon closed, blundered badly 4 out, headway out, weakened before next op 20/1
7th
1 ¾
16
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Prominent, losing place when mistake 7th, struggling when hampered 4 out, well held after next tchd 11/1 and tchd 14/1
8th
1
13
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: B J Geraghty
Chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, 6th and no impression when mistake 2 out, weakened after op 14/1 tchd 12/1
9th
nk
15
33/1
T: A M HalesJ: Kielan Woods
Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, hampered next, headway 10th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next op 25/1
10th
11
1
14/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Prominent, led 2nd, headed 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out
11th
8
2
16/1
T: Miss Kelly MorganJ: Ross Chapman
Chased leaders, mistake and lost place 3rd, closed before next, ridden 12th, weakened before 3 out op 20/1

Also Ran

PU
3
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up in mid-division, headway before 9th, lost place after 3 out, pulled up before last tchd 14/1
PU
5
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Towards rear on outside, hampered 7th, mistake 9th, struggling 11th, behind when pulled up before 4 out op 16/1
PU
8
50/1
T: Andrew MartinJ: Mr J Martin (7)
Held up in mid-division, hit 4th, mistake 6th, lost place before 9th, struggling 11th, mistake 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 66/1
PU
9
811-5
25/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leader, lost place before 4th, hampered 6th, 7th and 9th, behind when pulled up before 11th op 20/1
F
14
10/1
T: T J TaaffeJ: B S Hughes
Pulled hard, held up, hit and hampered 3rd, fell 6th op 8/1 tchd 11/1
PU
17
12/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, hit 9th, hit 11th and 4 out, well beaten before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 11/1 tchd 10/1
PU
18
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: P Townend
In rear, bumped 6th, well beaten 12th, pulled up before 4 out op 16/1
PU
19
611-2
25/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Held up towards rear, mistake 8th, well beaten from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
20
50/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Jumped right, mid-division, hampered 4th, lost place 6th, struggling when pulled up before 11th tchd 66/1

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Betting

Forecast

A Plus Tard (5/1), Tower Bridge (6/1), Riders Onthe Storm (10/1), Springtown Lake (11/1), Shady Operator (12/1), Lough Derg Spirit (12/1), Good Man Pat (12/1), Highway One O One (14/1), Solomn Grundy (14/1), Roaring Bull (16/1), Movewiththetimes (16/1), Red Indian (16/1), Cubomania (16/1), The Russian Doyen (20/1), Quamino (25/1), Walt (25/1), Ben Dundee (33/1), Huntsman Son (33/1), Militarian (50/1), Dell Oro (50/1)

Verdict
Neil Mulholland's yard have been flying in recent weeks and WALT is a fascinating contender back down in trip here. The eight-year-old's ability to stay further could be brought in to play with testing conditions forecast and the race he won last time at Kempton is decent form. Irish raider A Plus Tard could be lurking on a very dangerous handicap mark for Henry de Bromhead and he's looked good on each of his three chase starts. Quamino won't mind the step up in trip after his impressive win at Leopardstown last time out.
  1. Walt
  2. A Plus Tard
  3. Quamino

Previous Winners

2018
Mister Whitaker
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-2  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: B S Hughes
  |  
T: M R Channon
13/2
Prize Money
1st: £39,389.002nd: £14,840.003rd: £7,427.004th: £3,710.005th: £1,862.006th: £931.007th: £462.008th: £238.00

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