15:45 Cheltenham

Friday 25 October 2019

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30

Matchbook Most Trusted Betting Exchange Novices' Chase

Class 2  |   3m 80y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:46  |   Winning time: 6m 31.4s
Weighed In
1st
6
12/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Adrian Heskin
Always prominent, went 2nd 3 out, ridden after next, stayed on to challenge flat, led closing stages, all out op 11/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
nk
3
5/2f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Close up, led 5th, blundered 14th, edged right after last, soon ridden and hard pressed, headed closing stages, kept on op 9/4 tchd 85/40
3rd
6
5
13/2
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Held up in touch, tracked leaders from 7th, not fluent 15th, ridden to chase front pair before 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression op 15/2 tchd 8/1
4th
8
8
8/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Prominent to after 2nd, held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, never going pace to challenge, stayed on into never nearer 4th flat op 10/1 tchd 11/1
5th
1 ¾
4
9/2
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Tracked leaders, hit 4 out, driven and outpaced after next, soon ridden, never on terms, lost modest 4th flat op 8/1
6th
25
2
811-5
16/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Held up towards rear, reminders after 12th, some headway under pressure after 4 out, never near leaders, weakened next, tailed off op 12/1

Also Ran

PU
1
611-8
11/4
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Led, mistake and headed 5th, tracked leader, not always fluent after, blundered 11th, mistake and lost place 3 out, weakened and pulled up after next op 5/2 tchd 3/1
PU
7
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
In touch on outside, held up towards rear from 6th, lost touch after 4 out, pulled up before next tchd 40/1

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Betting

Forecast

Wholestone (5/2), Dinons (11/4), Aye Aye Charlie (9/2), Minella Warrior (13/2), Rockpoint (8/1), Mulcahys Hill (12/1), Boyhood (16/1), Present Ranger (33/1)

Verdict
Ireland have done well in this contest taking the race four times since 2010 with Gordon Elliott successful in 2010 and 2011 and although his three-time chase winner DINIONS has to concede to the entire field his experience may swing the vote in his direction. Minella Warrior would have been hard pushed to match Wholestone and the selection over hurdles but he should make progress as a chaser provided there isn’t too much rain. Boyhood, Rockpoint and the aforementioned Wholestone who was the best of these over hurdles add plenty of depth to what is an interesting contest.
  1. Dinons
  2. Minella Warrior
  3. Wholestone

Previous Winners

2018
Lil Rockerfeller
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Wayne Hutchinson
  |  
T: N B King
5/6
Prize Money
1st: £15,640.002nd: £4,620.003rd: £2,310.004th: £1,155.005th: £578.006th: £290.00

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