17:30 Cheltenham

Friday 13 March 2020

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Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

Class 2  |   2m 4f 56y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   23 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:31  |   Winning time: 5m 3.73s

1st
2
25/1
T: P R WebberJ: Rex Dingle
Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, driven to chase leaders between last 2, ridden and stayed on well under pressure towards stands side rail after last, led post op 33/1
2nd
sh
18
611-2
9/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Ben Jones
Tracked leaders, headway before 2 out, led between last 2, ridden and hard pressed when left 3 lengths clear last, kept on, headed post op 10/1 tchd 17/2
3rd
3
24
40/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J McInerney
Pressed leader, led 3 out, ridden and headed between last 2, one pace when left 2nd after last, kept on, 3rd and held near finish
4th
nk
22
25/1
T: K C BaileyJ: Stan Sheppard
Tracked leaders on inside, driven after 2 out, ridden to chase front pair when left 2nd briefly and hampered last, kept on op 33/1
5th
nk
15
11/1
T: G ElliottJ: S F O'Keeffe
Towards rear, outpaced 2 out, ridden and headway under pressure between last 2, chased leaders when hampered last, kept on flat, never nearer op 10/1
6th
½
8
66/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J A Anderson
Behind, pushed along after 6th, ridden after 2 out, headway under pressure when hampered last, switched left and kept on flat, never going pace to challenge, nearest finish op 50/1
7th
½
3
7/1
T: W P MullinsJ: C P McNamara
In touch, dropped to mid-division when faulted and rider lost iron briefly after 4th, outpaced after 2 out, ridden before last, never able to challenge op 6/1
8th
½
13
13/2
T: G P CromwellJ: D J O'Keeffe
Not much room 2nd, mid-division, not fluent 6th, headway on inside after next, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, no impression op 7/1 tchd 15/2 in a place
9th
nk
17
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: William Marshall
Held up towards rear on outside, headway before 2 out, chased leaders turning in, ridden before last, kept on same pace, no impression
10th
3
7
20/1
T: C ByrnesJ: K J Brouder
Towards rear, switched outside and some headway before 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace after last, never threatened leaders op 28/1
11th
nk
9
9/1
T: D PipeJ: Jack Tudor
Towards rear on inside, headway before 2 out, chased leaders between last 2, ridden and edged left after last, kept on same pace, never on terms tchd 17/2
12th
1
12
4/1f
T: J P O'BrienJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Mistake 2nd, not always fluent after, mid-division, tracked leaders after 3 out, ridden and outpaced after next, never on terms, weakened after last tchd 5/1 in a place
13th
5 ½
5
20/1
T: K C BaileyJ: Chester Williams
Tracked leaders, effort on inside after 2 out, one pace before last, soon weakened
14th
2 ¼
20
50/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Page Fuller
Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, soon ridden, no extra and lost place before last, weakened flat op 66/1
15th
2
25
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: Fergus Gregory
Not much room 2nd, tracked leaders, driven after 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, soon weakened
16th
7
16
66/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Oakley Brown
Mid-division, hampered after 4th, driven and lost place before 2 out, soon behind
17th
4 ½
21
511-1
50/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams
In touch on inside, lost place 6th, behind from 3 out
18th
6 ½
14
66/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryan Carver
Mid-division, blundered 5th, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, unable to go with leaders turning in, weakened before last
19th
22
10
66/1
T: C & D EustaceJ: Luca Morgan
Made most, not fluent 6th, headed 3 out, lost place before next, soon weakened, tailed off op 80/1

Also Ran

F
4
13/2
T: G ElliottJ: E Walsh
Held up in touch on outside, headway after 2 out, stayed on to challenge and almost upsides when fell last op 7/1
BD
11
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: A W Short
In touch, lost place after 4 out, outpaced in mid-division after 2 out, soon ridden, staying on but no impression when brought down last op 40/1
PU
19
100/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Richard Patrick
Behind most of way, weakened and pulled up before 2 out op 80/1
PU
23
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: G Brouder
Mid-division, driven before 2 out, never on terms, weakened and pulled up before last tchd 66/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

6
Assemble22
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 6
T: J P O'Brien  J: Oakley Brown
1
Braid Blue140
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 7
T: G Elliott  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Front View (4/1), Ilikedwayurthinkin (13/2), Column Of Fire (13/2), Five O'Clock (7/1), Pileon (9/1), Umbrigado (9/1), The Bosses Oscar (11/1), Escaria Ten (16/1), Assemble (16/1), Flash The Steel (20/1), Doctor Duffy (20/1), Espoir De Romay (20/1), Indefatigable (25/1), Happygolucky (25/1), Braid Blue (25/1), My Sister Sarah (33/1), Great White Shark (40/1), Thomas Macdonagh (50/1), Ecco (50/1), Everybreathyoutake (50/1), Mill Green (66/1), Anything Will Do (66/1), Cliffs Of Dover (66/1), Big Blue (66/1), Ruthless Article (100/1)

Verdict
The 12th Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle sees the usual suspects Elliott (x4), Mullins (x3) and Nicholls (x2) amongst those with multiple declarations. Furthermore, the legendary JP McManus (landed a gamble last year with Early Doors) is doubly-represented with FRONT VIEW and Ilikedwayurthinkin. The rather confident selection didn't really have things go according to plan when runner-up to an authoritative Five O'Clock (Assemble third) in a Grade 3 novice at Thurles three weeks ago. However, the net result is a most attractive opening handicap mark of 135. Others to consider include The Bosses Oscar, Pileon and Column Of Fire.
  1. Front View
  2. The Bosses Oscar
  3. Column Of Fire

Previous Winners

2019
Early Doors
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
£43,330.00
2nd:
£12,866.00
3rd:
£6,433.00
4th:
£3,206.00
5th:
£1,610.00
6th:
£812.00
7th:
£406.00
8th:
£196.00

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