17:05 Cheltenham

Friday 3 May 2019

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    Cheltenham Club Open Hunters' Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 62y  |   Good to Soft (Good in Places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:07  |   Winning time: 4m 11.2s
1st
Horse silk
4
11/4
T: Miss H BrookshawJ: Bryan Carver (7)
Led to 9th, remained prominent, led again 2 out, ridden clear before last, stayed on well op 5/1
2nd
Horse silk
8
3
9/2
T: M HoskinsJ: Mr D Edwards
With leader to before 9th, outpaced 4 out, chased front pair between last 2, stayed on into 2nd flat, no chance with winner op 6/1 tchd 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
7
7
911-10
4/1
T: Mrs Teresa ClarkJ: Mr G Treacy (7)
Tracked leaders, not fluent 7th, led before 3 out, headed next, soon ridden and one pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd flat op 11/2
4th
Horse silk
1
8
33/1
T: Andrew QuickJ: Ben Jones (7)
Tracked leaders, hit 10th, ridden after 4 out, stayed on to take 4th at last, no chance with leaders op 50/1
5th
Horse silk
25
1
6/4f
T: A RalphJ: Mr James King
Prominent on outside, mistake 3rd, led narrowly 9th, headed before 3 out, ridden and outpaced by front pair before next, weakened last op 8/11

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
100/1
T: A BurksJ: Mr P Thomas (7)
In rear, lost touch when hit 8th, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up
F
Horse silk
6
150/1
T: Miss Hannah TaylorJ: Mr James Jeavons (7)
Held up in touch, 6th and under pressure when fell 4 out

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Red Inca11
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 11
T: Con Rutledge  J: Mr S Burton
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.10Pl:£1.60, £2.20EX:£13.20Trifecta:£31.20SF:£14.05Swingers:£1.60, £2.00, £2.60

Forecasts

Gustave Mahler (6/4), Sam Cavallaro (11/4), Willem (4/1), Saffron Wells (9/2), Red Inca (20/1), Dissertation (33/1), The Winningtipster (100/1), Western Dream (150/1)

Verdict

Willem just doesn't win enough to be considered for the top prize but he's every chance of hitting the frame, especially if the rain stays away. Similar comments apply to Gustave Mahler, who is probably the class act of this field but is likely to be plenty short enough in the betting, and a better option might be an e/w bet on SAM CAVALLERO'. This is his Gold Cup every season and despite the advancing years, he has less questions against him than a few, and hopefully he can bring the house down by winning this for a third time.
  1. Sam Cavallaro
  2. Willem
  3. Gustave Mahler

Previous Winners

2018
Monsieur Gibraltar
Weight: 12-2  |Age: 7
7/4

Prize Money

1st: £2,965.002nd: £931.003rd: £466.004th: £232.005th: £116.006th: £58.007th: £30.008th: £14.00

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