17:00 Cheltenham

Friday 30 April 2021

All17:0017:3518:1018:4519:1519:4520:15

    visitcheltenham.com Open Hunters' Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 62y  |   Good (Good to soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:03  |   Winning time: 4m 3.42s
1st
Horse silk
2
13/8j
T: T EllisJ: Mr J Andrews
Midfield, headway to chase leaders 9th, went third approaching 4 out, went second going well after 3 out, led narrowly approaching last, nudged along and went clear run-in, comfortably
2nd
Horse silk
2
7
13/8j
T: C R BarberJ: Mr James King
Led 1st, soon headed, chased clear pair in third from 2nd, led again before 10th, not fluent 2 out, ridden and headed before last, kept on flat but no match for winner
3rd
Horse silk
8 ½
5
33/1
T: Ben ClarkeJ: Miss Chloe Emsley (7)
Mid-division, headway after 5th, ridden after 3 out, kept on from 2 out but no match for front two
4th
Horse silk
14
1
9/2
T: Mrs N SheppardJ: Mr Milo Herbert (7)
In rear, bad mistake 1st, mistake 4th, headway after 10th, ridden after 3 out, went fourth before 2 out, no extra approaching last
5th
Horse silk
19
6
20/1
T: F HutsbyJ: Mr W Thirlby (7)
In touch, headway after 5th, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
3
711-13
25/1
T: G Slade-JonesJ: Mr Thomas M O'Brien
Midfield, not fluent 1st, dropped to rear 4th, tailed off from 4 out
7th
Horse silk
31
10
711-10
14/1
T: J R BarlowJ: Mr Lewis Dobb (7)
Disputed lead at strong pace after 1st, not fluent 2nd, led next, hung right on bend after 5th, headed before 10th, mistake 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
4
1011-10
200/1
T: D L WilliamsJ: Mr G Chatterton (7)
Midfield until fell heavily 9th
PU
Horse silk
8
200/1
T: G J BarberJ: Mr Mark Robinson (7)
Disputed lead at strong pace from 1st, headed 3rd, not fluent 5th, bad mistake 7th, lost place after next, weakened quickly 9th, soon pulled up
PU
Horse silk
9
1111-10
50/1
T: A HillJ: Mr B Gibbs (3)
In rear, outpaced from 3rd, pulled up before 9th

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Non-Runners

11
Horse silk
Sam Cavallaro20
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 15
T: Miss H Brookshaw  J: Mr Huw Edwards
WD

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.40Pl:£1.10, £1.10, £7.20EX:£5.20Trifecta:£63.30SF:£4.30Swingers:£1.30, £9.40, £9.90

Forecasts

Fumet D'Oudairies (13/8), Envoye Special (13/8), Risk And Roll (9/2), Rafferty (14/1), Downbythestrand (20/1), Magna Sam (25/1), Sam Cavallaro (25/1), Creative Inerta (33/1), Namako (50/1), Babytaggle (200/1), Jungle Legend (200/1)

Verdict

ENVOYE SPECIAL arrives in good nick and gets the vote at the chief expense of Fumet d'Oudairies who is thriving for his new handler and rates a massive threat. Three-time winner of this event Sam Cavallaro appeals as the pick of the remainder.

  1. ENVOYE SPECIAL (FR)
  2. FUMET D'OUDAIRIES (FR)
  3. SAM CAVALLARO (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £2,361.002nd: £1,181.003rd: £590.004th: £295.00

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