16:10 Cheltenham

Friday 15 March 2019

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

St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase

Class 2  |   3m 2f 70y  |   Good to Soft  |   24 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:11  |   Winning time: 6m 52.13s

1st
11
7/2f
T: Philip RowleyJ: Mr A Edwards
Held up in touch, tracked leaders after 5 out, ridden into 2nd approaching 2 out, led before last, clear when when slightly hampered by loose horse flat, driven out, kept on op 9/2
2nd
4
17
7/1
T: Richard HobsonJ: Mr D Maxwell
Always prominent, driven to chase front pair turning in, ridden and one pace after 2 out, went 2nd and kept on under pressure flat, not reach winner op 8/1 tchd 17/2
3rd
7
23
1212-0
33/1
T: Miss Kelly MorganJ: Miss Tabitha Worsley
Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 14th (water), effort before 2 out, ridden and unable to quicken between last 2, 4th and held last, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish
4th
4 ½
15
7/1
T: J J O'SheaJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Led, driven before 2 out, ridden between last 2, headed before last, soon no extra, lost 2nd flat, weakened into 4th closing stages op 8/1
5th
8
24
4/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd
Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never threatened leaders tchd 9/2
6th
2 ½
20
13/2
T: E BolgerJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Towards rear, mistake 10th, some headway under pressure after 4 out, plugged on same pace from next, never pace to get involved tchd 7/1 in a place
7th
14
8
100/1
T: Mrs L LawsonJ: Mr Oswald Wedmore
Chased leaders to before 5 out, soon beaten
8th
5
2
66/1
T: Daniel BourneJ: Mr B O'Neill
Tracked leader to 10th, chased leaders, outpaced in 5th 4 out, weakened after next
9th
3
19
40/1
T: Mrs Sara V BradstockJ: Miss L Bradstock
Prominent, tracked leader 10th to 14th, chased leaders, struggling 5 out, weakening when hit 3 out tchd 33/1

Also Ran

UR
1
100/1
T: Miss K SmithJ: Mr W Thirlby
Mid-division, struggling 14th (water), behind when went right and unseated rider next op 150/1
PU
3
1212-0
50/1
T: G J McKeeverJ: Mr P W Mullins
Always behind, struggling 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
PU
4
7/1
T: Mrs R LoxtonJ: Mr W Biddick
Towards rear of mid-division, struggling 13th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out tchd 15/2
PU
5
66/1
T: G J McKeeverJ: Mr M J O'Hare
Held up, always behind, blundered 14th (water), weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next tchd 80/1
PU
6
66/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: Mr B G Crawford
Mid-division, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last
PU
7
22/1
T: Mrs BrownJ: Mr N Phillips
Mid-division, hit 10th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, pulled up before next op 25/1
PU
9
66/1
T: I JardineJ: Mr T Hamilton
Always behind, struggling 13th, tailed off when pulled up before 15th op 50/1
PU
10
1012-0
20/1
T: T EllisJ: Miss G Andrews
Chased leaders on outside, lost place and reminders after 12th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 15th op 16/1
PU
12
100/1
T: J P OwenJ: Mr J Andrews
Chased leaders to 5 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 3 out
PU
13
100/1
T: Mrs C CowardJ: Mr J Dawson
Mid-division, mistake 5th, weakened 14th (water), behind when pulled up before next
PU
14
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Miss H C Tucker
Never better than mid-division, behind from 7th, struggling 13th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 14/1
PU
16
1112-0
100/1
T: P M J DoyleJ: Miss S Doyle
Slowly away, always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
UR
18
66/1
T: S CurlingJ: Mr G A Spain
Towards rear of mid-division, blundered and unseated rider 11th op 100/1
PU
21
1312-0
100/1
T: Miss V CollinsJ: Miss L M Pinchin
Always behind, lost touch 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 16th
UR
22
40/1
T: A FlemingJ: Mr R Deegan
Towards rear, blundered and unseated rider 1st op 50/1 tchd 40/1

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Betting

Forecast

Hazel Hill (7/2), Ucello Conti (4/1), Stand Up And Fight (13/2), Shantou Flyer (7/1), Road To Rome (7/1), Caid Du Berlais (7/1), Pacha Du Polder (16/1), Haymount (20/1), Cousin Pete (22/1), Top Wood (33/1), Southfield Theatre (40/1), Timewaitsfornoone (40/1), Balnaslow (50/1), Asockastar (66/1), Double Whammy (66/1), Some Are Lucky (66/1), Coastal Tiep (66/1), Chosen Dream (66/1), Dont Do Mondays (100/1), Just Cause (100/1), Ardkilly Witness (100/1), Sybarite (100/1), Samanntom (100/1), One Conemara (100/1)

Verdict
CAID DU BERLAIS ran well in this race last year and following an impressive seasonal debut recently he is taken to register a victory in this prestigious amateur riders contest. The selection has won at this venue before and can get the better of Road To Rome who is unbeaten since joining his current stable. Stand Up And Fight hails from a yard who know what it takes to win this event and he can see off dual previous winner Pacha Du Polder in the battle for third.
  1. Caid Du Berlais
  2. Road To Rome
  3. Stand Up And Fight

Previous Winners

2018
Pacha Du Polder
Weight: 12-0  |Age: 11
Weight: 12-0  |  
Age: 11  |  
J: Miss H C Tucker
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
25/1
Prize Money
1st:
£26,685.00
2nd:
£8,379.00
3rd:
£4,190.00
4th:
£2,092.00
5th:
£1,048.00
6th:
£526.00
7th:
£266.00
8th:
£126.00

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