13:30 Cheltenham

Thursday 12 March 2020

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    Marsh Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Golden Miller)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 3f 168y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:30  |   Winning time: 5m 7.32s
1st
Horse silk
9
811-4
4/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, joined leader going well 3 out, mistake and shaken up after next, ridden to lead narrowly after last, stayed on well under pressure flat, joined near finish, just prevailed on nod tchd 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
nse
4
811-4
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Tracked leader, led after 4th, joined 3 out, ridden after next, headed narrowly after last, rallied gamely flat, upsides near finish, just lost out on nod op 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
1
2
1211-4
3/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led to after 4th, tracked leader, lost place when pecked 3 out, chased front pair when switched inside between last 2, ridden and switched right after last, rallied flat, not quite able to get back on terms near finish op 10/3 tchd 7/2 in places
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
6
7/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 5th, mid-division after next, headway to chase leaders before 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace in 4th before last, no impression op 13/2 tchd 15/2 in a place
5th
Horse silk
4 ¾
10
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Held up behind, driven and outpaced after 3 out, ridden after next, kept on under pressure flat, never nearer op 11/1 tchd 12/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
5
22/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Mid-division on outside, headway before 3 out, soon every chance, driven and one pace approaching next, no impression between last 2 tchd 25/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ¾
11
33/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Mid-division, lost place and behind 11th, headway before 3 out, chased leaders turning in, ridden after 2 out, no impression before last op 25/1
8th
Horse silk
12
1
711-4
20/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division, chased leaders 3 out, outpaced before next, ridden and weakened last
9th
Horse silk
40
12
610-11
18/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Held up towards rear, outpaced after 3 out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, weakened next, tailed off op 20/1 tchd 16/1
10th
Horse silk
16
7
100/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Close up on outside, lost place 8th (water), in rear when jumped slowly 10th, lost touch 4 out, continued tailed off

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
3
7/2
T: O MurphyJ: G Sheehan
Held up behind, mistake 4th, blundered and unseated rider 6th op 4/1 tchd 9/2 in places
PU
Horse silk
8
12/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Prominent on inside, ridden and lost place after 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next op 20/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.60Pl:£2.00, £3.80, £1.90EX:£68.80Trifecta:£258.70Tricast:£195.46SF:£55.73Swingers:£10.90, £3.60, £11.30

Forecasts

Faugheen (3/1), Itchy Feet (7/2), Samcro (4/1), Mister Fisher (7/1), Tornado Flyer (10/1), Reserve Tank (12/1), Melon (14/1), Annie Mc (18/1), Bapaume (20/1), Midnight Shadow (22/1), Saint Sonnet (33/1), Poker Play (100/1)

Verdict

Willie Mullins attacks the Marsh with four runners, headed by the old warrior Faugheen who has enjoyed a new lease of life over fences. He outbattled Samcro (wind surgery since) when that pair clashed in a much anticipated heat at Limerick (2m4f, heavy) on Boxing Day. Meanwhile, Mister Fisher (2-3) and Scilly Isles foes Itchy Feet (2-2) and Midnight Shadow (1-5) all continue on upward curves, while the enigmatic Melon could have more too offer over this trip. However, seeking clear each-way value the selection is the Punchestown Grade 1 bumper scorer TORNADO FLYER. It's certainly not unthinkable that he can reverse Flogas form with Faugheen.
  1. Tornado Flyer
  2. Itchy Feet
  3. Mister Fisher

Previous Winners

2019
Defi Du Seuil
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £84,405.002nd: £31,800.003rd: £15,915.004th: £7,950.005th: £3,990.006th: £1,995.007th: £990.008th: £510.00

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