14:50 Cheltenham

Wednesday 11 March 2020

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Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   2m 5f  |   Soft  |   25 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:52  |   Winning time: 5m 25.4s

1st
21
5/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Held up in touch, tracked leaders 3 out, shaken up to challenge approaching last, ridden to lead flat, stayed on well, asserted near finish op 9/2 tchd 11/2
2nd
2 ¼
15
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, challenged turning in, led narrowly approaching last, ridden and headed flat, kept on, no extra near finish op 16/1
3rd
2 ½
23
10/1
T: C ByrnesJ: K J Brouder (3)
In touch, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, not clear run and switched inside before last, soon every chance, ridden and hung left flat, no impression with front pair towards finish op 12/1 tchd 11/1 and tchd 14/1
4th
1 ¼
2
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: G Brouder (7)
Slowly away, in rear, pushed along after 4 out, headway under pressure 2 out, ridden to chase leaders before last, stayed on into narrow 4th flat, no impression
5th
nse
22
33/1
T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson
Tracked front pair, close 2nd 3 out, driven and every chance turning in, ridden and lost place before last, kept on same pace under pressure flat
6th
1 ¼
4
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Held up behind, headway after 2 out, ridden to chase leaders before last, kept on same pace, no impression op 25/1
7th
nk
19
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: Jonathan Moore
Disputed lead, definate leader 3 out, driven turning in, soon ridden and hard pressed, headed narrowly approaching last, no extra flat
8th
2 ¼
8
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Aidan Coleman
Towards rear, headway after 2 out, ridden before last, kept on flat, never reached leaders op 16/1
9th
¾
10
40/1
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Mid-division, driven when hampered 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, never threatened leaders
10th
1 ½
13
12/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, headway on outside 2 out, driven to chase leaders turning in, ridden before last, soon beaten op 14/1 tchd 11/1
11th
½
3
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division on inside, pushed along before 2 out, ridden between last 2, kept on same pace, never a threat op 14/1
12th
sh
24
66/1
T: P W MiddletonJ: Mr S Lee (7)
Towards rear, driven and stayed on into mid-division after 2 out, kept on same pace, never a threat op 80/1 tchd 100/1
13th
2 ¼
25
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders, close up when blundered 2 out, driven and one pace between last 2, lost place and held when hampered last, weakened flat op 20/1
14th
½
26
1010-10
66/1
T: A M HalesJ: Kielan Woods
Towards rear, outpaced 2 out, never a threat tchd 80/1
15th
3 ¼
11
611-3
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Fogarty
Held up towards rear on outside, outpaced when blundered 2 out, soon ridden, never involved op 66/1 tchd 28/1
16th
8
17
25/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
In touch on inside, driven and lost place 3 out, behind from next tchd 20/1
17th
1
5
50/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division on outside, headway 4 out, ridden turning in, never reached leaders, weakened last
18th
1 ½
16
66/1
T: N J GiffordJ: J M Davies
Chased leaders, mistake 4th, driven and lost place 4 out, behind from next
19th
¾
1
811-12
40/1
T: E P HartyJ: S D Torrens (7)
In touch on outside, lost place before 2 out, ridden and weakened before last
20th
nk
7
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Disputed lead to 3 out, driven and lost place approaching next, weakened before last op 18/1 tchd 16/1

Also Ran

PU
6
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
In touch on inside, lost place 3 out, behind from next, pulled up before last tchd 11/1 tchd 12/1
F
9
13/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders when hampered 2 out, staying on same pace in 6th when fell last op 7/1 tchd 8/1
PU
12
711-3
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R M Power
Towards rear on inside, struggling 3 out, weakened after next, pulled up before last
UR
18
100/1
T: J W MullinsJ: J McGrath
Held up towards rear, pushed along when blundered and unseated rider 2 out
PU
20
8/1
T: F O'BrienJ: B S Hughes
In touch on outside, blundered and lost place 2 out, not recover and soon behind, weakened and pulled up before last op 9/1 tchd 10/1

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Non-Runners

14
Mister Blue Sky39
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 6
T: W P Mullins  J: D J Mullins
Betting

Forecast

Dame De Compagnie (5/1), Canardier (13/2), Champagne Well (8/1), Thosedaysaregone (10/1), Franco De Port (10/1), Black Tears (12/1), Protektorat (12/1), Alfa Mix (14/1), Birchdale (14/1), Burrows Edge (14/1), Stratum (14/1), Eglantine Du Seuil (16/1), Top Moon (20/1), Traffic Fluide (25/1), Cracking Smart (33/1), Honest Vic (33/1), Bachasson (33/1), Sayo (33/1), Mister Blue Sky (33/1), Coko Beach (40/1), Kilfenora (40/1), Ballymoy (50/1), Golan Fortune (66/1), Fagan (66/1), The Mighty Don (66/1), Chesterfield (100/1)

Verdict
A typically competitive renewal of this race and the five JP McManus runners declared for this are interesting. Irish raiders Alfa Mix and top-weight Kilfenora bring in similar form lines from some competitive handicaps in Ireland. Eglantine Du Seuil is another Irish contender who could be well ahead of her mark but preference is for DAME DE COMPAGNIE who has course form to her name. Nicky Henderson's mare is only up 8lb for her latest success and she has a less exposed profile than many in here.
  1. Dame De Compagnie
  2. Kilfenora
  3. Eglantine Du Seuil

Previous Winners

2019
William Henry
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: Nico de Boinville
  |  
T: N J Henderson
28/1
Prize Money
1st:
£56,270.00
2nd:
£21,200.00
3rd:
£10,610.00
4th:
£5,300.00
5th:
£2,660.00
6th:
£1,330.00
7th:
£660.00
8th:
£340.00

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