17:30 Cheltenham

Thursday 12 March 2020

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

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase

Class 2  |   3m 2f  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   23 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 17:30  |   Winning time: 7m 9.2s
Weighed In
1st
11
9/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr R James (7)
Mid-division, headway and in touch 5 out, led approaching 2 out, soon ridden, kept on when hard pressed flat, asserted towards finish op 14/1
2nd
1 ¾
18
8/1
T: Henry OliverJ: Mr A Edwards
Tracked clear leaders, close up 11th, challenged 4 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on and every chance flat, no extra towards finish tchd 10/1
3rd
1 ½
12
16/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Mr N McParlan
Disputed lead to 2nd, tracked clear pair, close up 11th, led narrowly when pecked 3 out, headed approaching next, one pace before last, stayed on flat
4th
3 ¼
15
10/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Mr B O'Neill
Mid-division on outside, close up 13th, challenged 4 out, every chance 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, no impression in 4th flat op 9/1 tchd 8/1 in a place
5th
2 ¼
6
8/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr W Biddick
Mid-division, close up 13th, tracked leaders 3 out, one pace next, soon ridden, kept on flat, no impression op 9/1
6th
nk
7
7/1
T: P NolanJ: Mr P W Mullins
Towards rear, driven and headway before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never nearer op 15/2
7th
2 ¼
19
5/1j
T: N J HendersonJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, tracked leaders 3 out, one pace next, soon ridden, no impression before last tchd 6/1
8th
7 ½
22
14/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Mr R Deegan
Mid-division, close up 13th, chased leaders on inside 3 out, outpaced before next, never on terms, weakened flat
9th
2
5
40/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Mr Z Baker
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 3 out, never on terms, ridden and weakened before last op 50/1
10th
2 ½
9
40/1
T: Kayley WoollacottJ: Mr Joshua Newman (3)
Tracked clear leaders, close up 11th, driven after 3 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, ridden and weakened last tchd 33/1
11th
5
2
811-12
5/1j
T: B PaulingJ: Mr J J Codd
Mid-division on inside, hit 16th, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, weakened last tchd 9/2, 11/2 in a place
12th
nk
13
25/1
T: Andrew MartinJ: Mr J Martin (3)
Mid-division, lost place and behind from 14th (water), no danger after
13th
5 ½
1
711-12
100/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Mr Kieren Buckley (5)
Always behind, struggling in rear when mistake 13th, never involved
14th
2
14
18/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Miss G Andrews
Towards rear, outpaced 3 out, never a threat op 25/1
15th
2 ½
3
40/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr M J O'Hare
Disputed lead to 2nd, tracked clear leaders, close up 11th, lost place before 5 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out

Also Ran

UR
4
40/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Tracked leaders, hit 16th, in touch when blundered and unseated rider 4 out tchd 33/1
F
8
50/1
T: J C McConnellJ: Mr J C Barry
Held up behind, fell 9th
PU
16
33/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Millie Wonnacott (5)
Never better than mid-division, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before next
PU
17
66/1
T: C J MannJ: Mr James King
Mid-division, lost place before 5 out, behind when pulled up before next op 80/1
PU
20
50/1
T: Tom LaceyJ: Mr Thomas M O'Brien
Led or disputed lead and clear of rest to 11th, tracked leader from next, lost place 4 out, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out
PU
21
40/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr Angus Cheleda (5)
Always behind, lost touch 17th, pulled up before 2 out
PU
23
33/1
T: H FryJ: Mr M Legg
Mid-division, close up 13th, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, never on terms, weakened and pulled up before next op 25/1
F
24
1011-2
33/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Miss L M Turner (5)
Led or disputed lead and clear of rest to 11th, definate leader next, headed when fell 3 out

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Non-Runners

10
Ami Desbois40
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 10
T: G McPherson  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Champagne Platinum (5/1), Le Breuil (5/1), Fitzhenry (7/1), Kilfilum Cross (8/1), Deise Aba (8/1), Milan Native (9/1), Plan Of Attack (10/1), Cloth Cap (14/1), Bob Mahler (16/1), Ardlethen (18/1), Militarian (25/1), Ami Desbois (25/1), Fingerontheswitch (33/1), One Style (33/1), Just A Sting (33/1), Flying Angel (40/1), The Kings Writ (40/1), Cabaret Queen (40/1), The Young Master (40/1), Coup De Pinceau (40/1), Go Another One (50/1), Thomas Patrick (50/1), Like The Sound (66/1), Le Musee (100/1)

Verdict
A strong Irish challenge here and two that appeal are Fitzhenry and PLAN OF ATTACK, with marginal preference for the latter given how Henry De Bromhead's runners have started this meeting. They were second and third respectively in a strong Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas and should have leading roles now. The selection has more scope for improvement and can go well from a 5lb higher mark today. Deise Aba is progressing fast over fences and can head up the British challenge along with Cloth Cap in the same ownership. Festival winner Le Breuil and last year's second Kilfilum Cross must go on any shortlist.
  1. Plan Of Attack
  2. Fitzhenry
  3. Deise Aba

Previous Winners

2019
Any Second Now
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-11  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Mr Derek O'Connor
  |  
T: T M Walsh
6/1
Prize Money
1st: £41,510.002nd: £13,034.003rd: £6,517.004th: £3,255.005th: £1,631.006th: £819.007th: £413.008th: £196.00

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