13:45 Cheltenham

Saturday 23 October 2021

All13:4514:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:15

    NHS Vaccinating Heroes Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 87y  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 3m 55.3s
1st
Horse silk
14
10/3
T: F O'BrienJ: Liam Harrison (3)
Led until 1st, tracked leaders, switched right after 2 out, led just before last, hung left flat, driven out, held on Mkt1: op 4/1 tchd 7/2; Mkt2 tchd 16/5 and tchd 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
hd
1
8/1
T: Sheila LewisJ: Sean Houlihan
Always prominent, not much room on inside after 2 out, pressing winner flat, stayed on, just held Mkt1: op 16/1 tchd 14/1 and tchd 18/1; Mkt2 op 17/2 tchd 15/2
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
12
610-12
14/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Fergus Gregory
Held up in rear, not always fluent, headway approaching last, stayed on well flat, went 3rd towards finish Mkt2 op 12/1 tchd 16/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
13
17/2
T: M KeighleyJ: Ben Godfrey
Chased leaders, led after 2 out, headed just before last, not much room flat, soon switched right, held and lost 3rd towards finish Mkt1: op 11/1 tchd 9/1; Mkt2 op 8/1 tchd 15/2
5th
Horse silk
nk
5
40/1
T: C GordonJ: Mr Jason Dixon
Led 1st, ridden and headed after 2 out, held flat, kept on Mkt1: op 28/1 tchd 40/1; Mkt2 op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
6
18/1
T: R MenziesJ: Nathan Moscrop
Held up in rear, headway 2 out, chasing leaders last, no extra towards finish Mkt1: op 14/1 tchd 16/1; Mkt2 op 16/1 tchd 14/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
2
411-11
5/2f
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Held up in touch behind leaders, shaken up after 2 out, held last, stayed on same pace Mkt1: op 85/40 tchd 2/1
8th
Horse silk
4 ½
11
33/1
T: Suzi BestJ: Jack Tudor
Held up towards rear, some headway before last, no impression Mkt1: op 40/1; Mkt2 tchd 28/1
9th
Horse silk
3 ½
9
14/1
T: P HendersonJ: Mitchell Bastyan
Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway 3 out, held before last Mkt1: op 12/1 tchd 14/1; Mkt2 tchd 12/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ½
16
125/1
T: P HendersonJ: N F Houlihan
Towards rear, not fluent 3rd, outpaced 3 out, well beaten from next Mkt2 op 100/1
11th
Horse silk
¾
10
15/2
T: G ElliottJ: J C Gainford (3)
Mid-division, hung right and hampered 4th, struggling 2 out, well beaten last Mkt1: op 12/1 tchd 9/1; Mkt2 op 17/2 and tchd 9/1
12th
Horse silk
½
4
20/1
T: D PipeJ: Fergus Gillard (3)
Chased leaders on outside, lost place before 5th, effort 3 out, no impression when mistake last Mkt1: op 14/1 tchd 20/1; Mkt2 op 16/1

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Rule 4

Rule 4 applies to board prices only - deduction 5p in the pound

Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Blacko206
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 5
T: Evan Williams  J: Isabel Williams
WD
7
Horse silk
Stormy Flight168
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 7
T: J Scott  J: K E Buckley
NR
15
Horse silk
Byzantine Empire102
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 4
T: F O'Brien  J: Lilly Pinchin
NR
3
Horse silk
River Bray206
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 8
T: V R A Dartnall  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.80Pl:£1.50, £2.70, £3.80EX:£32.40Trifecta:£333.40Tricast:£327.39SF:£28.31Swingers:£5.30, £9.10, £15.60

Forecasts

Samarrive (5/2), Samba Dancer (10/3), Uncle Henry (15/2), Straw Fan Jack (8/1), Sarasota Star (17/2), Byzantine Empire (10/1), Timberman (14/1), Small Bad Bob (14/1), Blacko (16/1), Stormy Flight (16/1), River Bray (16/1), Ingleby Hollow (18/1), Nordic Combined (20/1), Bashful Boy (33/1), Pasvolsky (40/1), San Pedro (125/1)

Verdict

This lacks the strength in depth of some Cheltenham handicaps. SAMBA DANCER arrives firmly on the up for Fergal O'Brien, and with a good-value conditional taking off a valuable 3 lb, the hat-trick may well be on. If there's a runner with the scope to be much better than their mark it's Samarrive, with Byzantine Empire, a stablemate of the selection, also of interest.

  1. SAMBA DANCER (FR)
  2. SAMARRIVE (FR)
  3. BYZANTINE EMPIRE

Previous Winners

2020
Tegerek
Weight: 10-10  |Age: 6
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £8,169.002nd: £3,764.003rd: £1,881.004th: £942.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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