14:35 Ascot

Sunday 25 March 2018

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30

Sport Relief/GBR Billion Steps Challenge Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

Class 2  |   1m 7f 152y  |   Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 3m 51.1s
Weighed In
1st
1
411-12
7/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Tracked leader who soon went clear, closed going well after 3 out, upsides next, led before last, shaken up and came clear run-in tchd 4/1
2nd
3 ¾
3
5/2f
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Led and soon clear, steadied pace briefly after 2nd, went clear again 4 out, reduced lead after next, joined 2 out, ridden and headed before the last, no chance with winner, held on for 2nd op 4/1
3rd
nk
6
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Took keen hold, prominent in chasing group, headway into 3rd 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, closed on 2nd but no chance with winner op 14/1 tchd 20/1
4th
1 ¼
8
12/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Held up well off the pace in rear, headway and switched left between last 2, went 4th at the last, kept on run-in, nearest finish tchd 9/1
5th
3 ½
4
7/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up off the pace in last trio, pushed along after 3 out, headway on outside before next, hanging right in 4th when blundered and weakened last tchd 11/2
6th
1
2
10/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up off the pace in last pair, headway and keeping on disputing 5th when blundered 2 out, no chance after op 8/1
7th
1
7
10/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson (3)
Prominent in chasing group, outpaced after 3 out, no chance after tchd 11/1
8th
sh
5
7/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Went left 1st, chased clear leading pair, pushed along after 3 out, lost 3rd and hit 2 out, weakened between last 2
9th
5
9
50/1
T: C GordonJ: Harry Reed (5)
Prominent in chasing group, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, tailed off and hung right from 2 out op 66/1

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Betting

Forecast

Eragon De Chanay (5/2), Malaya (7/2), Turning Gold (7/2), Knight Destroyer (7/1), City Dreamer (10/1), Shine Baby Shine (10/1), Jumping Jack (12/1), Comrade Conrad (16/1), Ladofash (50/1)

Verdict

Paul Nicholls comes here with MALAYA having skipped the Fred Winter and that might pay off handsomely. He ran fine race behind Redicean in the Adonis and looks to be on a fair mark going handicapping. Turning Gold is perhaps best of the Cheltenham posse, with Eragon De Chanay having had a busy time of things and Knight Destroyer an early faller there. All three would have claims on best form. City Dreamer cannot be factored out of contention.
  1. Malaya
  2. Turning Gold
  3. Knight Destroyer

Previous Winners

2017
So Celebre
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: J E Moore
  |  
T: Ian Williams
9/1

Prize Money

1st: £25,024.002nd: £7,392.003rd: £3,696.004th: £1,848.005th: £924.006th: £464.00

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