19:50 Cheltenham

Friday 3 May 2019

All17:0517:4018:1518:5019:2019:5020:20

Are You Well, I Thought You Were Open Hunters' Chase

Class 4  |   4m 97y  |   Good to Soft (Good in Places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 19:53  |   Winning time: 8m 48.7s

1st
15
7/2
T: Mrs Sara V BradstockJ: Miss L Bradstock (7)
Never far away on inside, hit 15th and 18th, soon pushed along, mistake 21st, driven and headway to lead turning in, kept on from 2 out, all out op 9/2 tchd 11/2
2nd
1
6
711-13
4/1
T: Philip RowleyJ: Mr A Edwards
In touch, led 18th, mistake 3 out, driven and headed turning in, soon one pace, ridden after next, rallied flat, not reach winner op 9/2 tchd 6/1
3rd
31
2
812-2
33/1
T: A B LeyshonJ: Ben Jones (7)
Mid-division, headway when pecked 15th, soon tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, plugged on same pace, no chance with clear pair tchd 25/1
4th
7
12
1011-10
3/1f
T: T EllisJ: Miss G Andrews
In touch, chased leader before 5 out, lost place 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression from next, weakened after last op 4/1
5th
30
13
25/1
T: Max ComleyJ: Mr George Gorman (5)
In touch, dropped to mid-division 7th, no danger after, tailed off op 20/1
6th
2 ½
14
100/1
T: R VarnhamJ: Mr Nathan Rahman (7)
Never better than mid-division struggling 21st, tailed off
7th
71
16
33/1
T: Mrs Victoria SollittJ: Mrs V Sollitt (7)
Always in rear, struggling final circuit, continued tailed off

Also Ran

PU
1
8/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr David Maxwell
Not fluent 1st, always behind, pulled up before 20th op 9/1 tchd 11/1
PU
4
1011-13
12/1
T: Robert HawkerJ: Shane Quinlan (3)
Led, mistake 12th, headed 18th, chased leaders until weakened 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 8/1 tchd 14/1
PU
5
100/1
T: A RalphJ: Mr James King
With leaders, lost place 21st, weakened before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out tchd 80/1
PU
8
66/1
T: L HorsfallJ: Mr D Cherriman (7)
Raced keenly, mid-division, in touch 14th, struggling final circuit, weakened before 3 out, soon pulled up op 33/1
F
9
40/1
T: A RalphJ: Mr T M O'Brien
Mid-division, mistake 10th, fell 14th tchd 33/1
PU
10
20/1
T: A HillJ: Miss Izzie Marshall (7)
Prominent on outside, driven and weakening when blundered 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 10/1
PU
11
50/1
T: Miss L ThomasJ: Mr D I J Andrews (7)
Always behind, lost touch when pulled up 19th op 66/1
PU
17
25/1
T: Mrs Faye MessengerJ: Mr J Andrews (3)
Behind, headway 5 out, close up on outside 3 out, soon every chance , weakened and pulled up approaching next op 16/1
PU
18
40/1
T: Mrs K BandeyJ: Jamie Neild (7)
Never better than mid-division, struggling final circuit, tailed off when pulled up 5 out tchd 28/1
PU
19
13/2
T: M H WestonJ: Miss Josephine Banks (7)
Never better than mid-division, struggling after 17th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 7/1 tchd 6/1
PU
20
1311-10
100/1
T: Miss S RipponJ: Miss S Rippon (7)
Pressed leader to 13th, in touch, lost place 16th, weakened and pulled up before 18th

Video Replay

Non-Runners

3
Wonderful Charm29
Weight: 12-2|  Age: 11
T: P F Nicholls  J: Mr S Waley-Cohen
7
Premier Portrait6
Weight: 11-13|  Age: 12
T: Dr Charles Levinson  J: Mr George Daly
Betting

Forecast

Wonderful Charm (5/2), Haymount (3/1), Southfield Theatre (7/2), Optimised (4/1), Vasco Du Mee (13/2), Mendip Express (8/1), Jack Snipe (12/1), Premier Portrait (14/1), Changeofluck (20/1), Knockaderry Flyer (25/1), Teeton Kato (25/1), Sam Red (33/1), Spanish Arch (33/1), Captain Von Trappe (40/1), Twist On Ginge (40/1), Earthmoves (50/1), After Aspen (66/1), Sentimentaljourney (100/1), Master Sunrise (100/1), Vincitore (100/1)

Verdict
If there's been rain around, this is going to take some getting, and there will be no room for non-stayers. On that, Wonderful Charm, despite all his class, gets the push as he's not proven over this far. Haymount is proven, but needs to bounce back after a sulky effort in the Foxhunters. If he can leave that behind, he's a chance. VASCO DU MEE has chances of reversing that earlier form with Haymount here, and just gets the vote in an open race. Optimised is a possible improver and for those looking for e/w bets, both Changeofluck and Knockaderry Flyer make some appeal.
  1. Vasco Du Mee
  2. Optimised
  3. Changeofluck

Previous Winners

2018
Excitable Island
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 11
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 11  |  
J: Miss G Andrews
  |  
T: N W Padfield
7/1
Prize Money
1st:
£3,854.00
2nd:
£1,210.00
3rd:
£605.00
4th:
£302.00
5th:
£151.00
6th:
£76.00
7th:
£38.00
8th:
£18.00

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