16:10 Cheltenham

Friday 23 October 2020

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Catesby Estates Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Class 3  |   2m 87y  |   Good  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:12  |   Winning time: 4m 0.41s
Weighed In
1st
3
511-0
4/11f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up behind leader, led 3 out, left clear 2 out, pushed out op 1/2 tchd 1/3
2nd
5 ½
1
9/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Towards rear, headway to chase leader 3 out, hampered by faller 2 out, stayed on from last but no chance with winner op 7/1
3rd
7 ½
6
9/2
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Led, pulled well clear 2nd where not fluent, reduced advantage 3rd, headed 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, one pace run in op 4/1
4th
17
4
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Midfield, outpaced and in rear approaching 3 out, no impression op 14/1 tchd 12/1
5th
½
7
150/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Harry Bannister
Midfield, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, jumped left last, faded run in op 80/1

Also Ran

F
8
40/1
T: M KeighleyJ: James Best
In rear, headway into midfield 4th, close up 3 out, in contention when fell 2 out op 22/1

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Non-Runners

5
Pipesmoker251
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 5
T: N J Henderson  J: Nico de Boinville
2
Champagnesuperover258
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 5
T: Olly Murphy  J: Adrian Heskin

Betting

Forecast

Faivoir (4/11), Pipesmoker (5/4), Champagnesuperover (9/4), Presentandcounting (9/2), Art Approval (9/1), Lessankan (16/1), Found On (40/1), Temur Khan (150/1)

Verdict

Some promising sorts on show but PIPESMOKER sets the bar high and is taken to open his account after fine placed efforts here and at Ascot last season. Presentandcounting also has much better days ahead of him so is fancied to chase home Nicky Henderson's useful prospect, while exciting bumper winner Champagnesuperover is much respected on his hurdling bow.

  1. PIPESMOKER (FR)
  2. PRESENTANDCOUNTING (IRE)
  3. CHAMPAGNESUPEROVER (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Heaven Help Us
Weight: 10-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 10-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: D E Mullins
  |  
T: P Hennessy
33/1

Prize Money

1st: £7,194.002nd: £2,125.003rd: £1,063.004th: £531.005th: £266.006th: £133.00

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