14:10 Cheltenham

Thursday 12 March 2020

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Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   2m 7f 213y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   24 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 6m 0.22s

1st
1
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, shaken up briefly after 8th and 9th, headway 2 out, challenged last, led inside final 100 yards, driven out, holding 2nd close home tchd 9/1
2nd
½
3
11/2j
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up in mid-division, headway after 2 out, led last but pressed, headed inside final 100 yards, stayed on, held close home op 5/1
3rd
6 ½
17
12/1
T: N MeadeJ: E Walsh (7)
Mid-division, headway on outside 2 out led before last, soon headed, stayed on same pace flat op 14/1 tchd 16/1
4th
1 ¾
8
12/1
T: H MorrisonJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in rear, not fluent 2 out, closed before home bend, went 4th before last, stayed on same pace flat tchd 14/1
5th
sh
16
710-11
11/2j
T: C A MurphyJ: P Townend
Held up towards rear, headway and switched right before last, stayed on flat, unable to get on terms op 6/1 tchd 5/1
6th
7 ½
23
66/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: T Scudamore
Prominent, led before 4th, headed 2 out, weakened flat
7th
1
18
610-10
16/1
T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, led 2 out, headed before last, weakened flat op 20/1
8th
3 ¼
4
16/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr D Maxwell (3)
Held up in mid-division, mistake 7th, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, plugged on past beaten horses from last op 20/1 tchd 22/1
9th
nk
7
25/1
T: H D DalyJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, mistake 8th, headway on inside 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, plugged on before last, no impression tchd 33/1
10th
1 ½
12
100/1
T: J C McConnellJ: D J McInerney (3)
Held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching 2 out, ridden and beaten when mistake last, weakened
11th
1 ¼
22
66/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: R P McLernon
In touch in mid-division, effort and tracking leaders going well home bend, shaken up before last, soon weakened op 50/1
12th
2 ¾
20
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (5)
Prominent, not fluent 9th, every chance 2 out, weakened before last op 25/1
13th
½
6
16/1
T: D CullenJ: M P Walsh
Held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten op 14/1
14th
2
9
20/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last op 25/1
15th
hd
11
9/1
T: Olly MurphyJ: G Sheehan
Towards rear, pushed along after 7th, well beaten before 2 out op 10/1
16th
½
2
33/1
T: H FryJ: Aidan Coleman
Tracked leaders, shaken up after 2 out, weakened before last op 40/1
17th
1 ½
21
50/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day
Never going that well, always towards rear
18th
¾
13
6/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leaders, mistake 3rd and 8th, lost place after 2 out, soon weakened tchd 11/2
19th
1
14
14/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Held up in mid-division, pushed along after 2 out, no impression, well beaten before last op 16/1
20th
12
24
125/1
T: J FarrellyJ: Mr Liam Harrison (7)
Always towards rear, well beaten 2 out op 100/1

Also Ran

PU
5
33/1
T: Emmet MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Always behind, pulled up before 2 out tchd 40/1
UR
10
50/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
In touch in mid-division, lost place before 3 out, well behind when not fluent 2 out, ran into the back of a horse being pulled up and unseated rider before last
PU
15
66/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Led, not fluent 3rd, headed before 4th, stayed handy, not fluent 6th, mistake 8th, not fluent next, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last
PU
19
100/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Chased leaders, shaken up when slightly hampered and went wrong on home bend, soon pulled up op 80/1

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Betting

Forecast

The Storyteller (11/2), Relegate (11/2), Welsh Saint (6/1), Skandiburg (9/1), Sire Du Berlais (10/1), Tout Est Permis (12/1), Third Wind (12/1), Dream Berry (14/1), Rapper (16/1), Jatiluwih (16/1), A Great View (16/1), Royal Thief (20/1), Kilbricken Storm (20/1), Stoney Mountain (25/1), Unowhatimeanharry (33/1), Rocket Lad (33/1), Guitar Pete (50/1), Dingo Dollar (50/1), Kansas City Chief (66/1), Sunset Showdown (66/1), Burrows Park (66/1), Fred The Foot (100/1), Copper Gone West (100/1), Doubly Clever (125/1)

Verdict
Something of an Irish “banker” as they have taken the last four renewals with Gordon Elliott responsible for the last two and he has a strong chance again with last year’s winner Sire Du Berlais (now in first-time blinkers) and previous Festival winner The Storyteller. The Punchestown qualifier has been influential as a guide over the years and Relegate (previous Festival winner), A Great View and Royal Thief represent that form. WELSH SAINT represents the best of the GB squad with the selection looking unexposed as a stayer. Stoney Mountain and the amateur-ridden Jatiluwih are two others that are noted at decent prices.
  1. Welsh Saint
  2. Sire Du Berlais
  3. A Great View

Previous Winners

2019
Sire Du Berlais
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-9  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: B J Geraghty
  |  
T: G Elliott
4/1
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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