15:40 Cheltenham

Saturday 16 December 2017

All12:1012:4513:2013:5514:3015:0515:40

    OLBG Mares' Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 4f 56y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 5m 7.4s
1st
Horse silk
5
511-7
7/2j
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, slightly hampered 6th, headway next, challenged going well after 2 out, led before last, driven out
2nd
Horse silk
½
10
20/1
T: T SymondsJ: J E Moore
Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, went 2nd and rider dropped rein briefly before last, every chance 100 yards out, hung left and held after
3rd
Horse silk
5
3
20/1
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick (7)
Mid-division, not fluent 5th, outpaced 2 out, rallied last, went 3rd flat, stayed on, no impression on front pair
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
9
14/1
T: S EdmundsJ: C Gethings (3)
Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, staying on same pace last
5th
Horse silk
½
11
33/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: J J Slevin (3)
Soon led, ridden and headed before last, one pace
6th
Horse silk
2 ¼
4
20/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, pushed along briefly after 7th, headway before 2 out, one pace last, no extra flat
7th
Horse silk
7
14
66/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (7)
Took keen hold, led early, prominent, not fluent 2nd, lost place after 7th, behind 2 out
8th
Horse silk
1 ¼
2
8/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Aidan Coleman
Prominent, ridden and every chance briefly before last, soon one pace
9th
Horse silk
5
1
8/1
T: P BowenJ: James Bowen (5)
Mid-division, headway 3 out, weakened before last

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
7
50/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Jamie Bargary (3)
In rear, ridden and struggling from 5th, well behind before 3 out, soon pulled up
F
Horse silk
8
15/2
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Prominent, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, behind when fell 2 out
F
Horse silk
12
7/2j
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: L Treadwell
Chased leaders on outside, fell 6th
UR
Horse silk
13
7/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up in rear, badly hampered and unseated rider 6th

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Non-Runners

6
Horse silk
Sainte Ladylime10
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 6
T: K C Bailey  J: David Bass
WD

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.50Pl:£1.80, £5.00, £5.60EX:£66.50Trifecta:£1,128.90Tricast:£1,237.31SF:£77.02Swingers:£13.30, £21.40, £68.90

Forecasts

Momella (7/2), Lady Karina (7/2), Oscar Rose (7/1), Lamanver Odyssey (15/2), Brillare Momento (8/1), Rons Dream (8/1), Molly Childers (14/1), Sainte Ladylime (14/1), River Arrow (20/1), Graceful Legend (20/1), Copper Kay (20/1), Elusive Theatre (33/1), Deauville Crystal (50/1), Daisy De Sivola (66/1)

Verdict

Lamanver Odyssey was progressive last season before flopping at Newbury on her final start, but she returned with a win at Wincanton despite not always jumping fluently. She's up 7lb now but may improve again. Lady Karina had her measure at Hereford in January (narrowly) and won well at Warwick recently on her sole start since. Venetia Williams' charge likes testing ground and should also be an improver here. MOMELLA however may be answer, having run well here against the boys last time when second behind On The Blind Side. That rival has since scored impressively off a mark of 145, ensuring the form looks strong. With Dan Skelton's team flying (31% previous fortnight), she can make it three from four over timber now back against her own sex.
  1. Momella
  2. Lady Karina
  3. Lamanver Odyssey

Previous Winners

2016
Briery Queen
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 7
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £18,768.002nd: £5,544.003rd: £2,772.004th: £1,386.005th: £693.006th: £348.00

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