14:50 Cheltenham

Saturday 13 November 2021

All12:3013:0513:4014:1514:5015:2515:55

    Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle (Listed) (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 7f 208y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:51  |   Winning time: 6m 1.25s
1st
Horse silk
1
9/2
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in mid-division, closer tracking leaders 8th, led before last, stayed on well and quickened clear, run-in tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
6
9/2
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up in mid-division, closer tracking leaders 8th, went 2nd approaching and hit the last where every chance, not pace of winner run-in, just held on for 2nd
3rd
Horse silk
nk
11
7/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Victoria Malzard (7)
Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, headed before last, soon dropped to 3rd, kept on pressing for 2nd run-in, no chance with winner op 11/1 tchd 13/2
4th
Horse silk
2 ¼
10
28/1
T: J NashJ: G Brouder (5)
Held up off the pace last pair, headway out wide approaching 3 out, plugged on in 4th from next op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
9
4
3/1f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led went right 3rd, reached for 4 out, not fluent next, headed and mistake 2 out, ridden and weakened soon after op 11/4 tchd 10/3
6th
Horse silk
32
8
11/1
T: B PaulingJ: N de Boinville
Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd 8th until next, chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off tchd 10/1
7th
Horse silk
14
3
50/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Mostly chased leader until jumped slowly 8th, chased leaders, weakened 4 out, tailed off op 40/1
8th
Horse silk
41
9
80/1
T: Chris HonourJ: C Gethings
Always behind, never a factor, tailed off op 50/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
2
611-11
16/5
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up towards rear, steady headway out wide when fell 2 out op 3/1 tchd 10/3

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Valentino Dancer35
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 6
T: F O'Brien  J: C Brace
NR
5
Horse silk
Dragon Bones22
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 6
T: Ian Williams  J: C J Todd
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.50Pl:£1.80, £1.70, £1.50EX:£26.20Trifecta:£202.20Tricast:£137.37SF:£24.46Swingers:£5.20, £5.70, £4.40

Forecasts

Ballymillsy (3/1), Proschema (16/5), Sporting John (9/2), Onagatheringstorm (9/2), Dragon Bones (9/2), Kansas City Chief (7/1), Valentino Dancer (10/1), Optimise Prime (11/1), Scheu Time (28/1), Shannon Bridge (50/1), Dorrells Pierji (80/1)

Verdict

The intriguing runner here is SPORTING JOHN returned to hurdling on the back of a breathing operation. His jumping failed to pass muster in Grade 1 company over fences during the spring but he could easily get back on track in handicap company over timber. Ballymillsy and Proschema are very solid alternatives, while Dragon Bones can boast an excellent strike rate.

  1. SPORTING JOHN (IRE)
  2. BALLYMILLSY
  3. PROSCHEMA (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
On The Blind Side
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 8
7/1

Prize Money

1st: £17,085.002nd: £6,411.003rd: £3,210.004th: £1,599.005th: £804.006th: £402.00

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