16:10 Cheltenham

Thursday 14 March 2019

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

    Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f 127y  |   Good to Soft (soft in places)  |   22 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:11  |   Winning time: 5m 14.29s
1st
Horse silk
12
9/2
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly (3)
Made all, driven and hard pressed before 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on gamely flat, always just holding runner-up op 11/2
2nd
Horse silk
¾
1
611-12
3/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division, took closer order when slightly hampered 7th, tracked leaders going well 3 out, effort next, ridden and stayed on to press winner flat, always just held op 11/4
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¼
3
6/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up towards rear, headway on inside after 5 out, chased leaders 3 out, ridden after next, soon one pace, stayed on under pressure to take 3rd near finish, no impression with front pair op 15/2 and tchd 8/1
4th
Horse silk
½
21
10/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
In touch, tracked leaders 5 out, challenged on inside turning in, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression flat, lost 3rd near finish op 9/1
5th
Horse silk
8
24
16/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Tracked winner, driven after 3 out, lost place after next, soon ridden, no impression between last 2
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
11
810-12
33/1
T: B HaslamJ: R P McLernon
Mid-division, hampered 7th, headway before 3 out, soon chased leaders, ridden before next, kept on same pace, never able to challenge op 25/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
19
710-7
20/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, ridden after next, plugged on same pace, never threatened leaders
8th
Horse silk
3 ¼
7
66/1
T: T R GrettonJ: David Noonan
Mid-division, lost place before 5 out, never a threat
9th
Horse silk
hd
13
66/1
T: R BandeyJ: Harry Bannister
Mid-division, driven and outpaced after 3 out, never a threat
10th
Horse silk
nse
14
100/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Chased leaders, reminder after 10th, ridden before 2 out, weakened between last 2
11th
Horse silk
½
15
16/1
T: P HendersonJ: P J Brennan
Towards rear, badly hampered 7th, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders on outside turning in, outpaced when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened op 20/1
12th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
40/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: G Sheehan
In touch, dropped to mid-division, 9th (water), never able to get involved after, weakened 3 out op 33/1
13th
Horse silk
¾
9
1010-13
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Towards rear on outside, mistake 11th, some headway into mid-division after 3 out, never threatened leaders, weakened last
14th
Horse silk
16
6
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up behind, blundered 10th, never involved, weakened after 3 out op 25/1
15th
Horse silk
3
16
100/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Callum Bewley
Never better than mid-division, lost place 4 out, behind from next
16th
Horse silk
6
4
911-3
20/1
T: P F NichollsJ: B J Geraghty
Behind, mistake 5th, hit 10th, struggling 4 out, no chance when blundered next, soon weakened op 22/1
17th
Horse silk
12
22
25/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place after 4 out, weakened next

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
10/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Always towards rear on outside, lost touch 8th, pulled up before next (water) op 11/1 tchd 9/1
PU
Horse silk
5
12/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: N D Fehily
Held up behind, headway before 3 out, soon chased leaders, driven and no impression when rider looked down and pulled up before next op 16/1 tchd 14/1
PU
Horse silk
17
810-9
33/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Chased leaders, reminders after 11th, outpaced when mistake 4 out, weakened next, pulled up before last
PU
Horse silk
18
1010-7
28/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: H F Nugent (5)
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place 4 out, behind from next, pulled up before 2 out op 25/1
F
Horse silk
23
20/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Tracked leaders, fell 7th tchd 22/1

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Non-Runners

20
Horse silk
Romain De Senam19
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 7
T: P F Nicholls  J: H Cobden
NR
10
Horse silk
Ballyhill26
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 8
T: N A Twiston-Davies  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.30Pl:£2.00, £1.70, £1.80, £2.50EX:£19.10Trifecta:£83.50Tricast:£90.55SF:£17.57Swingers:£3.00, £7.10, £5.00

Forecasts

Janika (3/1), Siruh Du Lac (9/2), Spiritofthegames (6/1), Eamon An Cnoic (10/1), River Wylde (10/1), Kalondra (12/1), Didero Vallis (16/1), Doitforthevillage (16/1), Ballyhill (16/1), Azzerti (20/1), Modus (20/1), Romain De Senam (20/1), King's Odyssey (20/1), Splash of Ginge (25/1), Gardefort (28/1), Bouvreuil (33/1), Polidam (33/1), Valseur Lido (33/1), Testify (33/1), Bigmartre (40/1), Kauto Riko (66/1), Some Buckle (66/1), Templehills (100/1), Voix D'Eau (100/1)

Verdict

A seemingly impossible handicap. C&D foes Janika and Siruh Du Lac are worthy of their respective places towards the top of the market, but one can't help but feel that the top-weight will need to be razor sharp in order to hump 11st 12lb to victory. Therefore, the safest approach is to take aim at a handful of better-priced alternatives. Venetia Williams has her string in decent shape at present with the soft-ground proven Didero Vallis of interest along with the Chepstow scorer Eamon An Cnoic. Others in with a possible shout include Polidam and the Festival regular Bouvreuil. However, the pin falls on the unexposed SPIRITOFTHEGAMES.
  1. Spiritofthegames
  2. Eamon An Cnoic
  3. Didero Vallis

Previous Winners

2018
The Storyteller
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 7
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £61,897.002nd: £23,320.003rd: £11,671.004th: £5,830.005th: £2,926.006th: £1,463.007th: £726.008th: £374.00

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