16:50 Cheltenham

Wednesday 14 March 2018

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30
  • The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
  • 4YO only  |   2m 87y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   22 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:51  |   Winning time: 4m 11.0s
1st
Horse silk
12
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, led before last, soon wandered, still wandering flat but ran on well
2nd
Horse silk
3
3
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division, not much room 2nd, headway before 3 out, 3rd last, stayed on, went 2nd final 75 yards, unable to challenge winner tchd 14/1
3rd
Horse silk
1
7
15/2f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, headway before 4th, led after 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, no impression on winner flat, kept on, lost 2nd final 75 yards op 10/1 tchd 15/2
4th
Horse silk
2 ¾
11
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
In touch on outside, hit 3 out, disputing 6th on last bend, went 4th and stayed on flat
5th
Horse silk
4
19
20/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, every chance 2 out, beaten last, lost 4th and faded flat
6th
Horse silk
¾
15
40/1
T: D SkeltonJ: P Townend
Held up towards rear, mid-division 3 out, 7th last, kept on, never on terms op 33/1 tchd 40/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
22
8/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Mid-division, headway 5th, ridden and hanging right when outpaced after next, no impression on leaders before kept on from before last op 9/1 tchd 8/1
8th
Horse silk
½
8
8/1
T: J J QuinnJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leaders, badly hampered 3rd, lost place after 2 out, kept on with being a threat flat op 9/1 tchd 8/1 and tchd 10/1
9th
Horse silk
2 ¼
4
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Adrian Heskin
Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, ridden 2 out, close up on last bend, 6th and no extra last, weakened flat
10th
Horse silk
6
17
12/1
T: B EllisonJ: Danny Cook
Prominent, led 5th, headed after 2 out, weakened flat op 11/1 tchd 12/1
11th
Horse silk
1
20
25/1
T: C O'BrienJ: R M Power
Held up in rear, hampered 3rd, headway after 5th, weakened from 2 out
12th
Horse silk
1 ¼
13
411-0
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: D A Jacob
Held up towards rear on outside, pushed along before 3 out, no impression op 25/1 tchd 33/1
13th
Horse silk
15
1
411-10
25/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: James Bowen (3)
Chased leaders, lost place before 2 out, soon weakened tchd 33/1
14th
Horse silk
11
6
16/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly (3)
Mid-division, towards rear and struggling 4th, in rear when hampered next, well behind 3 out op 14/1 tchd 16/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
411-10
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, badly hampered and lost place 3rd, well beaten 3 out, mistake 2 out, pulled up before last op 9/1 tchd 8/1
PU
Horse silk
5
25/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (7)
Jumped right, chased leaders, ridden and lost place before 4th, well behind 3 out, pulled up before last tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
9
33/1
T: D CottinJ: Felix de Giles
Held up in rear, mistake 4th, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before last
F
Horse silk
10
411-3
10/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up in rear, fell 3rd
PU
Horse silk
14
50/1
T: R HobsonJ: J J Burke
Led until 2nd, not fluent and left in lead next, headed 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
16
14/1
T: O MurphyJ: R Johnson
Mid-division on inside, hampered and lost place 3rd, well behind 3 out, pulled up before last
F
Horse silk
18
20/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Raced keenly, prominent, led 2nd, fell next tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
21
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon well beaten, pulled up before last

Watch Race Replay

Unlimited race replays of all UK & Irish racing

Access to exclusive features all for FREE - No monthly subscription fee

Log in with your existing Sporting Life, Sky Bet, or Sky Games account. If you don't have any of those, it's completely FREE to register!

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£46.30Pl:£7.70, £4.60, £2.20, £5.60EX:£642.10Trifecta:£13,676.10Tricast:£3,315.79SF:£367.02Swingers:£81.10, £114.80, £17.50

Forecasts

Nube Negra (15/2), Eragon De Chanay (8/1), Look My Way (8/1), Mitchouka (8/1), Lisp (10/1), Style De Garde (12/1), The King Of May (12/1), Act Of Valour (14/1), Oxford Blu (14/1), Esprit De Somoza (16/1), Grand Sancy (16/1), Turning Gold (20/1), Knight Destroyer (20/1), Mastermind (25/1), Casa Tall (25/1), Mercenaire (25/1), Veneer Of Charm (33/1), Padleyourowncanoe (33/1), Embole (33/1), Brave Dancing (33/1), Solo Saxophone (40/1), Eureu Du Boulay (50/1)

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has won this race three times since 2010, and he saddles a couple of runners including Grand Sancy and the likeable Act Of Valour. 2017 winning trainer Nick Williams also saddles a duo in the shape of Mercenaire and Esprit De Somoza. Mitchouka has all of the required attributes for success with his recent hurdles defeats coming solely at the hands of the exciting Espoir D'Allen, but the lightly raced NUBE NEGRA gets the narrow nod. He has all important previous Cheltenham experience, and deep ground will hold no fears. Of those at bigger prices, Padleyourowncanoe stays well, and Casa Tall is an unknown commodity.
  1. Nube Negra
  2. Mitchouka
  3. Casa Tall

Prize Money

1st: £51,080.002nd: £15,840.003rd: £7,912.004th: £3,952.005th: £2,144.006th: £1,072.00

MOST READ RACING

Sporting Life
Join for free!
Access to exclusive features all for FREE - No monthly subscription fee
Race Replays
My stable horse tracker
giftOffers and prize draws
newsExclusive content

RACING TIPS

Next Off