15:05 Cheltenham

Saturday 14 December 2019

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

    Unibet International Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 179y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:06  |   Winning time: 4m 18.96s
1st
Horse silk
8
2/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Held up behind leaders, closed from 2 out, challenging when bumped last, led flat, edged right, driven out op 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
nk
6
12/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up on outside, slow 3 out and 2 out, headway home bend, unable to quicken when not much room last, edged left flat, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish, just held op 16/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
8/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up, closed after 2nd, led approaching last, mistake and bumped at last, soon headed, held when switched left towards finish op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
3
9
8/1
T: Mrs J WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly
Held up in rear, outpaced 2 out, stayed on flat, going on towards finish, went close home op 9/1 tchd 10/1
5th
Horse silk
½
5
5/2
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Chased leader, raced freely, challenged last, soon headed and ridden, weakened towards finish op 9/4
6th
Horse silk
hd
2
511-4
11/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up, headway 3 out, outpaced before last, no impression after tchd 12/1
7th
Horse silk
3 ¼
4
12/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Led, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened flat
8th
Horse silk
6
3
16/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Aidan Coleman
Chased leaders, lost place 5th, soon closed back up, outpaced 2 out, well held when jumped left last

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Big Blue39
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: C & D Eustace  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.80Pl:£1.20, £3.10, £2.20EX:£24.10Trifecta:£90.50SF:£26.05Swingers:£4.40, £4.00, £8.30

Forecasts

Call Me Lord (2/1), Pentland Hills (5/2), Ch'tibello (8/1), Monsieur Lecoq (8/1), Gumball (11/1), Ballyandy (12/1), Elixir De Nutz (12/1), Le Patriote (16/1), Big Blue (50/1)

Verdict

There should be no hanging about in this with both Gumball and Elixir De Nutz sure to go from the front and set a good pace, that aspect may well test the fitness of the latter who returns from injury. PENTLAND HILLS gets the first real test of his credentials as a 4yo with three of this age group having won this race since 2006. He’s already proven himself over C&D and gets a narrow vote over stablemate Call Me Lord who connections finally give a chance left-handed after being adamant about having to run him in the opposite direction, he has the form to win this. Ch’tibello needs to prove himself fresh while Monsieur Lecoq and Le Patriote face stiffer tasks than in the past.
  1. Pentland Hills
  2. Call Me Lord
  3. Elixir De Nutz

Previous Winners

2018
Brain Power
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 7
7/1

Prize Money

1st: £78,778.002nd: £29,680.003rd: £14,854.004th: £7,420.005th: £3,724.006th: £1,862.007th: £924.008th: £476.00

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