14:50 Cheltenham

Tuesday 10 March 2020

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   3m 1f  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   23 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:51  |   Winning time: 6m 50.75s

1st
17
15/2
T: D G BridgwaterJ: Brendan Powell
Tracked leaders, effort on inside when hit 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead flat, all out towards finish, just held on op 7/1 tchd 13/2
2nd
nk
6
10/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Tracked leaders, driven after 3 out, every chance last, ridden and stayed on to press winner towards finish, just held
3rd
2 ¼
7
11/2j
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Held up behind, headway into mid-division after 9th, chased leaders before 3 out, soon ridden and one pace, rallied flat, took 3rd final strides, not quite reach front pair op 7/1 tchd 8/1
4th
nk
1
11/2j
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Always prominent, challenged 3 out, led narrowly next, ridden and headed flat, no extra towards finish, lost 3rd final strides op 6/1
5th
nk
16
1010-8
20/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Mid-division, dropped towards rear 8th, headway under pressure 3 out, chased leaders next, ridden and rallied flat, not reach leaders
6th
5 ½
15
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division on inside, driven after 3 out, ridden after next, kept on same pace, never threatened leaders tchd 18/1 tchd 25/1
7th
2
3
811-8
14/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
In touch, headway to lead after 8th, headed narrowly 2 out, soon ridden, lost place after last, weakened closing stages
8th
5
4
28/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Ryan Mania
Prominent on outside, led 5th (water), headed after 8th, remained in touch, ridden after 3 out, outpaced and no impression before next tchd 33/1
9th
2
9
33/1
T: H D DalyJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace, never near leaders
10th
15
23
910-0
100/1
11th
3 ¾
2
25/1
12th
3 ½
11
33/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, pushed along 5 out, never near leaders, behind when went left and mistake 3 out
13th
3 ½
8
10/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Mistake 1st, mid-division, chased leaders 10th, outpaced 3 out, weakened next op 11/1

Also Ran

PU
5
12/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Tracked leaders, driven before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before next
PU
10
1010-12
33/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Led to after 1st, tracked leaders, lost place 12th, behind from next, lost touch when pulled up after 16th
PU
12
810-11
25/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Mid-division, lost place when mistake 15th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 33/1
PU
13
1110-10
25/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led after 1st, headed 5th (water), chased leaders, lost place 9th, behind when pulled up before 11th tchd 22/1
PU
14
40/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Neild (7)
Towards rear on outside, headway 11th, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last op 33/1
F
18
610-6
18/1
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Mid-division, fell 4th op 20/1 tchd 22/1
PU
19
50/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Mid-division, chased leaders 10th, driven and outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next tchd 66/1
BD
20
28/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: H Cobden
Held up towards rear, brought down 4th op 25/1 tchd 33/1
F
21
12/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Aidan Coleman
Mid-division, fell heavily 8th op 11/1
PU
24
100/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Adam Wedge
Mid-division, in touch 8th, hit 5 out, lost place after next, behind 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

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Non-Runners

22
General Principle2
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 11
T: G Elliott  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Discorama (11/2), Vinndication (11/2), The Conditional (15/2), Kildisart (10/1), Who Dares Wins (10/1), No Comment (12/1), Mister Malarky (12/1), Cepage (14/1), Elwood (18/1), Big River (20/1), Cobra De Mai (20/1), Brave Eagle (25/1), Cogry (25/1), Burbank (25/1), Vintage Clouds (28/1), Quarenta (28/1), Atlanta Ablaze (33/1), Mulcahys Hill (33/1), Activial (33/1), Townshend (40/1), Soupy Soups (50/1), Vivas (100/1), Ice Cool Champs (100/1), General Principle (N/A)

Verdict
NO COMMENT may have failed to get a win on the board since 2017 but there's a strong suspicion that the JP McManus runner is well-handicapped and he showed enough in a handicap here at last year's Festival to think he could go well. Vinndication looks like another who could well be ahead of his mark while the likes of Cepage and Cogry have good course form and look capable of hitting the frame.
  1. No Comment
  2. Vinndication
  3. Cepage

Previous Winners

2019
Beware The Bear
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-8  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: J McGrath
  |  
T: N J Henderson
10/1
Prize Money
1st:
£61,897.00
2nd:
£23,320.00
3rd:
£11,671.00
4th:
£5,830.00
5th:
£2,926.00
6th:
£1,463.00
7th:
£726.00
8th:
£374.00

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