14:10 Cheltenham

Thursday 14 March 2019

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Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   2m 7f 213y  |   Good to Soft (soft in places)  |   24 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 5m 52.98s

1st
3
4/1f
T: G ElliottJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, jumped slowly 2nd, pushed along when not much room after 3 out, soon squeezed up, headway 2 out, edged right after last, soon challenging, stayed on well, led 75 yards out, driven out tchd 7/2
2nd
nk
19
40/1
T: Mrs D A HamerJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up towards rear, headway approaching last, soon switched left, stayed on under pressure flat, went 2nd towards finish, just held by winner op 33/1
3rd
1 ¼
11
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, headway after 3 out, challenged 2 out, edged right before leading last, headed 75 yards out, 3rd and held close home
4th
2
16
711-1
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, led against stands rail before last, headed at the last, held final 100 yards, kept on same pace op 14/1 and tchd 16/1
5th
4 ½
2
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, close up when switched left before last, 5th and no extra final 75 yards
6th
1 ¼
13
25/1
T: Stuart EdmundsJ: C Gethings
Tracked leaders, ridden from last bend, lacked pace to challenge, kept on same pace final 150 yards
7th
nk
14
9/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Held up towards rear, ridden after 2 out, headway approaching last, edged right, lacked pace to get on terms, kept on same pace flat op 12/1
8th
6
5
50/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, every chance before last, edged right and weakened flat
9th
hd
6
15/2
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, hit 8th, not much room, pushed along and lost place after 3 out, tried to close before last where not fluent, no impression op 10/1
10th
7
15
14/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Aidan Coleman
Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd before 7th, not fluent 3 out, led before 2 out, headed at 2 out, led again last bend, headed approaching last, wandered and soon weakened
11th
1
10
50/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon short of room briefly, unable to quicken before last, weakened flat op 33/1
12th
½
20
17/2
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Mostly in touch on inside, not fluent 4th, effort from 2 out, every chance briefly on long run to last, soon beaten, weakening when mistake last op 9/1 tchd 8/1 and tchd 10/1
13th
4
17
66/1
T: N B KingJ: Bryony Frost
Prominent, lost 2nd before 7th, weakened before 2 out
14th
¾
8
16/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Charlie Hammond (5)
Tracked leaders, led 2 out, headed last bend, weakened before last tchd 14/1
15th
3 ¾
4
811-7
25/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: P J Brennan
Mid-division, ridden and lost place after 3rd, well beaten from 3 out op 22/1
16th
3 ¼
7
66/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Held up rear of mid-division, headway after 3 out, lost place from last bend, weakened
17th
23
12
33/1
T: M BlakeJ: Nick Scholfield
Prominent, lost place after 3 out, soon dropped away
18th
3
24
33/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (5)
Mid-division, not fluent 7th, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened

Also Ran

PU
1
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Held up in rear, mistake 6th, hit 8th, slightly hampered 3 out, soon well behind, pulled up before last
PU
9
40/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly (3)
In rear, pushed along in last before 6th, behind 8th, pulled up before last op 33/1
UR
18
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: M G Nolan
Held up rear of mid-division, not much room 2nd, closed 7th, ridden and weakened after last bend, well held when mistake and unseated rider last
PU
21
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway approaching last, no impression, soon weakened and pulled up before last
PU
22
10/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, mistake 5th, ridden after 8th, soon lost place, mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 11/1
PU
23
20/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led, not fluent 6th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last op 16/1

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Betting

Forecast

Sire Du Berlais (4/1), First Assignment (15/2), Samburu Shujaa (17/2), Thermistocles (9/1), Champers On Ice (10/1), Cuneo (12/1), Flemcara (14/1), Not Many Left (16/1), Aaron Lad (16/1), Walk To Freedom (16/1), Notwhatiam (16/1), A Toi Phil (20/1), Abolitionist (20/1), Theclockisticking (25/1), Boyhood (25/1), Coole Cody (33/1), Aspen Colorado (33/1), Wait For Me (33/1), Tobefair (40/1), Culture De Sivola (40/1), Padleyourowncanoe (50/1), Black Mischief (50/1), Oh Land Abloom (66/1), Eminent Poet (66/1)

Verdict
The last three winners have all come from Ireland and they are represented by a sextet of runners this time led by Sire Du Berlais from the Elliott yard that landed a 1-2 last year. His credentials are hard to ignore having just qualified for this in sixth but the claims of the third from that race Thermistocles are preferred. 2015 was the last time that GB kept the prize at home and Dan Skelton’s NOTWHATIAM is charged with that task this time; Skelton being no stranger to winning Festival handicap hurdles. First Assignment (progressive), Flemcara (suited by conditions), and Champers On Ice (well treated on his old form) are a trio that also enter a complex picture.
  1. Notwhatiam
  2. Thermistocles
  3. Sire Du Berlais

Previous Winners

2018
Delta Work
Weight: 10-10  |Age: 5
Weight: 10-10  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: D N Russell
  |  
T: G Elliott
6/1
Prize Money
1st:
£56,270.00
2nd:
£21,200.00
3rd:
£10,610.00
4th:
£5,300.00
5th:
£2,660.00
6th:
£1,330.00
7th:
£660.00
8th:
£340.00

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