12:45 Cheltenham

Friday 13 December 2019

All12:1012:4513:2013:5514:3015:0515:40

International Decorative Surfaces Novices' Chase

Class 2  |   3m 1f 56y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:45  |   Winning time: 6m 56.2s

1st
2
611-6
2/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Made most, joined 14th, pushed clear between last 2, ridden out flat, stayed on well op 15/8 tchd 9/4
2nd
8
1
6/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Tracked winner, disputed lead from 14th, driven before 2 out, ridden and unable to go with winner between last 2, well held in clear 2nd from last op 7/2
3rd
10
3
6/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Hampered start, held up in rear, headway into 3rd after 5 out, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, no chance with clear pair from next op 13/2 tchd 15/2

Also Ran

RTR
4
4/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Whipped round and refused to race start, took no part op 5/1 tchd 7/2
UR
5
11/4
T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson
Hampered start, soon chased front pair, lost place after 5 out, 4 lengths down when blundered and unseated rider soon after next op 4/1

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Betting

Forecast

Pym (2/1), Stoney Mountain (11/4), Rockpoint (4/1), Imperial Aura (6/1), Aye Aye Charlie (6/1)

Verdict
A fascinating little event with four of the quintet already having chasing experience and a newcomer who one suspects will be useful over larger obstacles. That debutant, Stoney Mountain isn’t given an easy start over fences but he’s hard to ignore given his recent hurdling form. Rockpoint and Aye Aye Charlie have met twice before around here over fences with the former beating the latter on each occasion; expected to do so again here. PYM built significantly on his debut when winning at Ascot despite veering left on the run-in. He should be able to make further progress after that experience with good hurdler Imperial Aura the one who could provide the main danger despite his inexperience.
  1. Pym
  2. Imperial Aura
  3. Rockpoint

Previous Winners

2018
The Worlds End
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-6  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: N D Fehily
  |  
T: T R George
7/4
Prize Money
1st:
£15,640.00
2nd:
£4,620.00
3rd:
£2,310.00
4th:
£1,155.00
5th:
£578.00
6th:
£290.00

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