16:50 Cheltenham

Tuesday 16 March 2021

All13:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:50

    Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 5f 201y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:50  |   Winning time: 7m 57.84s
1st
Horse silk
3
711-6
7/2
T: I R FergusonJ: J W Kennedy
Held up in mid-division, mistake 2nd and 7th, closed gradually from 18th, tracking leaders 3 out, challenged last, soon led, stayed on well tchd 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
8
3/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Tracked leader, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, close 3rd last, went and stayed on flat, not able to trouble winner op 5/2
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
2
11/4f
T: Mrs D FosterJ: Adrian Heskin
Chased leaders, mistake 7th, dived at 15th, challenged after 3 out, led next, pressed last, soon headed, held by winner and faded into 3rd flat op 7/2
4th
Horse silk
14
13
16/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Aidan Coleman
Chased leaders on inside, outpaced in 5th when switched right before 2 out, went 4th from last, kept on but no impression op 12/1 tchd 18/1
5th
Horse silk
6
10
11/2
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Led, hit 4 out, headed after 3 out, lost 4th and weakened from last tchd 5/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¾
12
40/1
T: N J GiffordJ: J M Davies
Mid-division, not fluent 12th, headway 17th, mistake 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, well beaten 2 out op 50/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
5
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up towards rear, not fluent 9th, some headway before 3 out, 7th and ridden bend before 2 out, no impression op 9/1 tchd 12/1
8th
Horse silk
5
1
200/1
T: D PipeJ: David Noonan
Held up towards rear, pecked 15th, tried to close on downhill run to 3 out, made no impression and well beaten after 3 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
1011-6
150/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Mid-division on inside, not fluent and lost place 13th, slow 14th and 15th, behind when pulled up before 18th
PU
Horse silk
6
100/1
T: D HoganJ: S W Flanagan
Jumped slowly at times in rear, behind 18th, pulled up before next op 150/1 tchd 80/1
PU
Horse silk
7
40/1
T: B PaulingJ: Luca Morgan
Chased leaders on outside, mistake 6th, jumped left 8th and 9th, blundered 19th and lost place, blundered 4 out, behind 3 out, pulled up before 2 out tchd 50/1
PU
Horse silk
9
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Held up towards rear, not fluent 17th, tried to close after 4 out, no impression, not fluent and weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 40/1

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Non-Runners

11
Horse silk
Soldier Of Love121
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 8
T: P F Nicholls  J: Bryony Frost
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.20Pl:£1.70, £1.40, £1.50EX:£15.70Trifecta:£52.10Tricast:£31.89SF:£14.11Swingers:£2.50, £3.10, £2.40

Forecasts

Escaria Ten (11/4), Next Destination (3/1), Galvin (7/2), Remastered (11/2), Lord Royal (10/1), Snow Leopardess (16/1), Soldier Of Love (25/1), Ofalltheginjoints (33/1), The Mighty Don (40/1), Nestor Park (40/1), Macgiloney (100/1), Lithic (150/1), Eden Du Houx (200/1)

Verdict

Royale Pagaille's late defection puts a different slant on this and NEXT DESTINATION could be the one to take advantage given Paul Nicholls' sound jumper is an impressive 2-2 over fences and will be suited by this longer trip. Gutsy Reynoldstown victor Remastered is another who will thrive for this stamina test and is feared most, with Irish hopes Galvin and Escaria Ten much respected too.

  1. NEXT DESTINATION (IRE)
  2. REMASTERED
  3. GALVIN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Ravenhill
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 10
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £52,753.002nd: £19,875.003rd: £9,947.004th: £4,969.005th: £2,184.006th: £1,097.007th: £553.008th: £262.00

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