16:30 Stratford

Monday 9 March 2020

All14:1014:4515:2015:5516:3017:0517:35

Low6 Cheltenham Festival Preview Handicap Hurdle

Class 3  |   2m 70y  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:30  |   Winning time: 4m 8.6s

1st
8
9/4f
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (5)
In touch, headway 2 out, led before last, soon strongly challenged, stayed on well towards finish op 3/1
2nd
1 ¼
2
11/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: C Gethings
Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, every chance approaching last, kept on well under pressure op 12/1 tchd 14/1
3rd
nk
1
10/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, every chance last, kept on same pace flat op 8/1
4th
2 ¾
5
33/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Patrick Cowley (5)
Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra flat
5th
1 ¼
4
11/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Mid-division, headway 2 out, chased leaders last, never a threat
6th
5 ½
10
8/1
T: Grace HarrisJ: Ben Jones (3)
Tracked leaders, keen, every chance after 2 out, weakened last op 10/1
7th
19
6
6/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, weakened 2 out op 5/1
8th
¾
7
50/1
T: P A KirbyJ: A Nicol
Always behind tchd 66/1
9th
½
13
11/1
T: B PaulingJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up, never dangerous op 12/1
10th
1 ¼
11
16/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Conor Ring (3)
Mid-division, mistake 1st, beaten after 3 out op 12/1
11th
hd
9
25/1
T: B PaulingJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up in rear, never a factor op 20/1
12th
5 ½
12
17/2
T: C GordonJ: J E Moore
Behind, ridden halfway, soon beaten op 9/1 tchd 10/1
13th
12
3
20/1
T: Miss Amy MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
Led, headed before 2 out, soon lost place

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Betting

Forecast

Le Cameleon (9/4), Rootless Tree (6/1), Karakoram (8/1), Shut The Box (17/2), William H Bonney (10/1), River Bray (11/1), Faro De Kerser (11/1), Shanroe Tic Tec (11/1), John Constable (16/1), Esprit De Baileys (20/1), Raven's Tower (25/1), Capital Force (33/1), Suggestion (50/1)

Verdict
LE CAMELEON got off the mark for connections at the fourth time of asking in a Chepstow maiden over a similar trip in January before bumping into one on handicap debut at the same venue at the end of January. The five-year-old can get back to winning ways for trainer Nick Williams with William H Bonney emerging as the biggest danger for the yard that won this race 12 months ago with Dino Velvet. Espirit De Baileys who makes a long-awaited comeback here and Karakoram, who has been holding his form well in a number of starts since winning a Ludlow handicap off a 10lb lower mark in October, can compete for remaining prize money.
  1. Le Cameleon
  2. William H Bonney
  3. Karakoram

Previous Winners

2019
Dino Velvet
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Wayne Hutchinson
  |  
T: A King
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
£6,758.00
2nd:
£1,984.00
3rd:
£992.00
4th:
£496.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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