14:25 Cheltenham

Friday 23 October 2020

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:15

Matchbook Better Way To Bet Novices' Chase (GBB Race)

Class 2  |   3m 80y  |   Good  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:26  |   Winning time: 6m 21.77s
Weighed In
1st
2
611-8
2/1f
T: G ElliottJ: R M Power
Restrained towards rear, not fluent 10th, headway before 4 out, close up 3 out, ridden and upsides 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on strongly run in op 6/4
2nd
7
3
10/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Close up, led narrowly after 7th, headed 13th (water), regained narrow advantage 15th, ridden and headed approaching last, ran on op 13/2 tchd 6/1 and tchd 11/1
3rd
9 ½
6
17/2
T: Ruth JeffersonJ: B S Hughes
In rear, still in rear when pushed along after 4 out, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, kept on op 11/1 tchd 8/1
4th
6 ½
5
5/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up in touch, jumped right 2nd, led after 3rd, headed narrowly after 7th, marginal leader 13th (water), headed when slight mistake 15th, ridden and upsides 2 out, no extra op 3/1 tchd 85/40
5th
17
1
12/1
T: C ByrnesJ: J J Burke
Led, headed narrowly 2nd, midfield 6th, ridden and in touch 3 out, weakened from 2 out op 9/1

Also Ran

F
4
9/2
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Pressed leader, led 2nd, headed after 3rd, upsides when fell 7th op 7/1 tchd 8/1

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Betting

Forecast

Galvin (2/1), Mossy Fen (5/2), Ask Dillon (9/2), Clondaw Caitlin (17/2), Soldier Of Love (10/1), Doctor Duffy (12/1)

Verdict

It is to MOSSY FEN's credit that he achieved a useful level over hurdles last season given his build and profile screams chasing, and with the return to this trip sure to suit, he is marginally preferred to Galvin. Gordon Elliott's charge is the most talented of the sextet but his stamina for 3m isn't assured.

  1. MOSSY FEN (IRE)
  2. GALVIN (IRE)
  3. SOLDIER OF LOVE

Previous Winners

2019
Mulcahys Hill
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Adrian Heskin
  |  
T: W Greatrex
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £12,512.002nd: £3,696.003rd: £1,848.004th: £924.005th: £462.006th: £232.00

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