16:00 Cheltenham

Friday 12 November 2021

All13:1013:4514:2014:5515:3016:00

    Valda Energy Novices' Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 87y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places )  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:02  |   Winning time: 4m 4.7s
1st
Horse silk
12
33/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Mid-division, smooth headway going well 2 out, led last, soon ridden, stayed on well flat tchd 50/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
5
50/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Max Kendrick
Towards rear, mistake 5th, ridden after 2 out, kept on well flat, went second final strides op 40/1
3rd
Horse silk
hd
14
18/1
T: I JardineJ: N F Houlihan (5)
Midfield, pushed along 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well, lost second final strides op 20/1 tchd 16/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
15
10/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, ridden last, ran on flat op 8/1 tchd 11/1
5th
Horse silk
½
13
16/1
T: J G M O'SheaJ: B S Hughes
Towards rear, headway going well approaching last, ridden after last, kept on flat op 14/1
6th
Horse silk
hd
18
16/1
T: S DurackJ: D J O'Keeffe
Midfield, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, pushed along 2 out, kept on one pace from last op 20/1 tchd 22/1
7th
Horse silk
¾
8
511-7
11/2f
T: M KeighleyJ: S Bowen
Midfield, lost place 5th, pushed along before 2 out, stayed on well from last, nearest finish op 7/1 tchd 5/1
8th
Horse silk
sh
7
20/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Paul O'Brien
Close up, ridden and every chance before last, no extra final 100yds op 18/1
9th
Horse silk
¾
20
10/1
T: A J MartinJ: Peter Carberry
Mid-division, nudged along before 2 out, ridden before last, plugged on one pace flat op 8/1 tchd 12/1
10th
Horse silk
nk
17
14/1
T: T LawesJ: K Brogan (3)
Mid-division, niggled along before 2 out, ridden last, no extra final 100yds op 12/1
11th
Horse silk
nk
9
13/2
T: M ScudamoreJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, ridden approaching last, weakened final 100yds op 7/1 tchd 6/1
12th
Horse silk
nse
1
22/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Towards rear, headway and ridden before last, no extra final 100yds tchd 20/1
13th
Horse silk
1 ¾
2
13/2
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Prominent, lost place and weakened quickly approaching 2 out, rallied briefly after last op 6/1
14th
Horse silk
nk
6
6/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Adrian Heskin
Led, mistake 4th, ridden approaching last, mistake and headed last, weakened flat op 15/2
15th
Horse silk
1
3
100/1
T: J J HanlonJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division, headway to chase leaders when not fluent 2 out, faded before last op 66/1
16th
Horse silk
5
4
12/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Midfield, pushed along 3 out, made no impression from 2 out op 14/1 tchd 11/1
17th
Horse silk
9 ½
19
510-12
22/1
T: R J SmithJ: Fergus Gillard (3)
Raced keenly, chased leaders, took closer order 4th, close up 3 out, lost place and weakened quickly 2 out op 18/1
18th
Horse silk
½
10
200/1
T: K WoollacottJ: J J Burke
Prominent, nudged along before 2 out, ridden before last, soon beaten op 66/1

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Non-Runners

11
Horse silk
Byzantine Empire122
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 4
T: F O'Brien  J: Adrian Heskin
NR
16
Horse silk
Flamenco De Kerser56
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 6
T: Mrs R Ford  J: Thomas Bellamy
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£34.00Pl:£6.50, £9.60, £3.00, £3.00EX:£1,895.90Trifecta:£0.00Tricast:£26,233.19SF:£1,142.03Swingers:£408.00, £116.50, £69.00

Forecasts

Brorson (11/2), Samba Dancer (6/1), Sashenka (13/2), Howdyalikemenow (13/2), City Derby (10/1), Belgoprince (10/1), Skippin Court (12/1), Byzantine Empire (12/1), Vocal Duke (14/1), Just The Man (16/1), The Swagman (16/1), Kavanaghs Cross (18/1), Maninsane (20/1), Flamenco De Kerser (20/1), Percy's Word (22/1), Kalyptra (22/1), Mc Alpine (33/1), Castel Gandolfo (50/1), Longacre Square (100/1), Urabamba (200/1)

Verdict

A host of unexposed sorts in opposition in an ultra-competitive finale with the narrow vote in favour of KAVANAGHS CROSS. Despite remaining winless over hurdles, he arrives having run his best race yet when edged out late on at Carlisle recently and he's of definite interest from this sort of mark. Howdyalikemenow, Brorson, City Derby and Samba Dancer head up the list of dangers.

  1. KAVANAGHS CROSS (IRE)
  2. HOWDYALIKEMENOW (IRE)
  3. BRORSON (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Lively Citizen
Weight: 10-8  |Age: 5
33/1

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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