13:50 Cheltenham

Sunday 15 November 2020

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:05
  • Planteur At Chapel Stud Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
  • Class 1  |   3m 3f 71y  |   Soft  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:51  |   Winning time: 7m 32.24s
1st
5
11/2
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders, mistake 4 out then went 2nd, challenging when not fluent 2 out, soon led, hard pressed final 75 yards, held on gamely op 5/1 tchd 9/2
2nd
sh
1
1011-12
11/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Led, headed before 7th, led after 10th, headed just after 2 out, stayed on gamely, every chance final 75 yards, just held tchd 6/1
3rd
35
7
1010-13
16/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Chased leaders, lost place before 5th, headway 16th, outpaced before 3 out, soon well held, went 3rd flat op 11/1
4th
3 ¼
6
9/2
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Held up in rear, jumped slowly at times, closed 18th, went close 3rd 3 out, weakened before last, lost 3rd flat tchd 4/1
5th
nk
3
15/8f
T: P NolanJ: R M Power
Raced keenly, held up, closed 3rd, led before 7th, headed after 10th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened op 2/1 tchd 7/4 and tchd 11/5

Also Ran

PU
8
4/1
T: H FryJ: Bryan Carver (5)
Chased leader, not fluent 3rd, lost 2nd 6th, slow next, pushed along 15th, last 17th, behind 18th, pulled up before 3 out op 9/2

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Non-Runners

9
Cloth Cap22
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 8
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: R P McLernon
4
Crievehill21
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 8
T: N A Twiston-Davies  J: Sam Twiston-Davies
2
Brave Eagle36
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 8
T: N J Henderson  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Discorama (15/8), Captain Drake (4/1), West Approach (9/2), Ramses De Teillee (11/2), Yala Enki (11/2), Cloth Cap (15/2), Big River (16/1), Crievehill (16/1), Brave Eagle (20/1)

Verdict

An intriguing affair with the vote in favour of 7-y-o CAPTAIN DRAKE. He ended last season with a good second in the Midlands National and posted a career-best display when successful on return over hurdles at Uttoxeter in October. Unexposed over marathon trips, he's expected to go well in refitted cheekpieces. Discorama and last year's winner West Approach head the dangers.

  1. CAPTAIN DRAKE (IRE)
  2. DISCORAMA (FR)
  3. WEST APPROACH

Previous Winners

2019
West Approach
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-1  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: R M Power
  |  
T: C L Tizzard
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £25,628.002nd: £9,616.003rd: £4,815.004th: £2,398.005th: £1,206.006th: £603.00

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