16:55 Cheltenham

Friday 4 May 2018

All16:5517:3018:0518:4019:1519:5020:25

    Brian Babbage Memorial Open Hunters' Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 62y  |   Good  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:58  |   Winning time: 3m 58.8s
1st
Horse silk
1
7/4f
T: Mrs R LoxtonJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Mid-division, steady headway after 5 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led between last 2, pushed clear from last, very easily op 9/4 tchd 13/8
2nd
Horse silk
15
10
5/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Mr N George (3)
Led to after 2nd, with leader, led again 3 out, headed between last 2, soon ridden and one pace, no chance with winner from last tchd 9/2 and tchd 6/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
14
8/1
T: Miss H BrookshawJ: Jack Andrews (5)
Tracked leaders, driven 4 out, ridden after 2 out, went 3rd at last, kept on flat, no imrpession
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
12
1011-10
6/1
T: Mrs D RalphJ: Alex Edwards
Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace before next, stayed on to take 4th towards finish, no impression op 13/2 tchd 11/2 and tchd 7/1
5th
Horse silk
1
7
811-10
20/1
T: D PetersJ: Mr D Peters (7)
Mid-division, mistake and lost place 3rd, behind from 5th, headway before 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, never reached leaders tchd 18/1
6th
Horse silk
1
4
711-10
80/1
T: R PotterJ: Mr J Martin (5)
Raced keenly, with leader, led narrowly after 2nd, headed 3 out, driven and lost place before next, no impression after, weakened and lost place closing stages op 100/1
7th
Horse silk
7
15
66/1
T: J H YoungJ: Mr G Treacy (7)
Tracked leaders, driven after 4 out, weakened after next
8th
Horse silk
¾
13
911-10
66/1
T: N LampardJ: Miss A Bell (7)
Tracked leaders, effort after 3 out, outpaced before next, 6th and beaten when mistake last, weakened flat op 50/1
9th
Horse silk
3 ¾
2
711-13
5/1
T: S AllwoodJ: Mr Ed Glassonbury (3)
Soon mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, weakened next op 11/2 tchd 13/2
10th
Horse silk
27
8
14/1
T: Miss Kelly MorganJ: Mr W Biddick
Behind, ridden after 3 out, never a threat, tailed off op 12/1
11th
Horse silk
7
9
100/1
T: Mrs Alice CampbellJ: Mr S A Morgan (7)
Always behind, reminders after 7th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
66/1
T: A B LeyshonJ: Mr James King
Always towards rear, ridden after 3 out, weakened and pulled up before next op 50/1
PU
Horse silk
5
811-10
20/1
T: J W TudorJ: Mr Nick Williams
Mid-division on inside, lost place 9th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out op 14/1
PU
Horse silk
6
100/1
T: L HumphreyJ: Lilly Pinchin (7)
Always behind, weakened after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up after next
PU
Horse silk
11
911-10
66/1
T: K JackaJ: Mr B Gibbs (3)
Towards rear, headway on outside after 9th, blundered 5 out and again next, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 3 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.40Pl:£1.30, £2.20, £2.20EX:£11.50Trifecta:£43.90SF:£9.92Swingers:£3.30, £3.40, £8.20

Forecasts

Monsieur Gibraltar (7/4), Loughaderra Prince (5/1), Mantou (5/1), Old Pride (6/1), Sam Cavallaro (8/1), Extreme Appeal (14/1), Dido (20/1), Champione (20/1), Swallowshide (66/1), Sadma (66/1), Azure Glamour (66/1), Mr Sawyer (66/1), Brave Jaq (80/1), Guiting Power (100/1), Curragh Hall (100/1)

Verdict

A competitive enough affair, but many still have questions to answer. SAM CAVALLARO is twelve now, but that doesn't rule him out of making his mark at this level, and with form figures of 112 in this race over the previous three years everything looks set for him to run his usual big race, especially after he ran a nice race in a point-to-point last time. Monsieur Gibraltar must concede weight all round but arguably arrives here in the best form of any of these, so he's the main danger, ahead of Mantou.
  1. Sam Cavallaro
  2. Monsieur Gibraltar
  3. Mantou

Previous Winners

2017
Are They Your Own
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
7/4

Prize Money

1st: £2,998.002nd: £936.003rd: £468.004th: £234.005th: £117.006th: £59.00

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