15:32 Fontwell

Wednesday 10 March 2021

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  • MansionBet Cheltmas Countdown Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 5  |   2m 3f 49y  |   Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:42  |   Winning time: 5m 16.2s
1st
9
9/1
T: P G MurphyJ: M D Grant
Prominent, led 3rd, bumped 6th, clear from 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on well op 12/1
2nd
18
1
11/1
T: Mrs J WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (5)
Chased leaders, went 2nd from 3 out, jumped left 2 out, well held when jumped left last op 9/1
3rd
8 ½
2
3/1f
T: J L FlintJ: Isabel Williams (5)
Towards rear, pushed along in 8th after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, went never dangerous 3rd flat op 7/2
4th
2 ¼
6
7/2
T: K BurkeJ: Archie Bellamy (7)
Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, 5th and no extra 2 out op 5/1 tchd 10/3
5th
¾
4
17/2
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Jamie Bargary
Chased leaders, 4th and no extra 2 out, soon weakened op 13/2 tchd 11/2 and tchd 9/1
6th
4 ¾
12
9/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Harry Reed
Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, held in 3rd 2 out, weakening when mistake last op 8/1
7th
2
11
14/1
T: J FarrellyJ: Mitchell Bastyan (3)
Always in rear op 17/2
8th
25
15
25/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
In rear, jumped big 3rd, struggling 3 out, tailed off op 16/1
9th
16
16
710-4
100/1
T: Mrs D GrissellJ: M Goldstein
Prominent, jumped left, weakened from 3 out, mistake last, tailed off op 33/1
10th
3 ½
7
40/1
T: Miss C DysonJ: Charlie Hammond
Led until 3rd, prominent, bumped 6th, mistake 4 out, lost place before next, soon behind, tailed off op 28/1

Also Ran

PU
13
9/2
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders on outside, lost place 3 out, pulled up before 2 out tchd 5/1

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Non-Runners

14
Definite Winner34
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 10
T: S Hodgson  J: Nick Scholfield
NR
3
Darkest Day23
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 6
T: G L Moore  J: J E Moore
NR
5
Bullsempire37
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 8
T: C Hobson  J: J M Davies
NR
10
Ermyn's Emerald100
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 9
T: P Phelan  J: N F Houlihan
NR
8
Postie111
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 5
T: J M P Eustace  J: Harry Bannister
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£8.50Pl:£2.50, £3.40, £1.50EX:£109.30Trifecta:£323.40Tricast:£370.73SF:£101.07Swingers:£12.10, £6.70, £8.30

Forecasts

The Wire Flyer (3/1), Spirit Of Rome (7/2), Darkest Day (9/2), Little Vern (9/2), Ocean Voyage (17/2), Galtee Mountain (9/1), Just Henny (9/1), After The Fox (11/1), Ermyn's Emerald (12/1), Big Picture (14/1), Definite Winner (20/1), Lapford Lad (25/1), Bullsempire (25/1), Postie (33/1), Gregarious (40/1), Eos (100/1)

Verdict

A wide-open finale. DARKEST DAY has been knocking on the door this year and gets a tentative vote. The Wire Flyer, a last-time-out winner at Ffos Las, Just Henry and the Colin Tizzard-trained Little Vern head the dangers.

  1. DARKEST DAY (IRE)
  2. THE WIRE FLYER
  3. JUST HENNY

Prize Money

1st: £2,794.002nd: £820.003rd: £410.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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