16:20 Cheltenham

Friday 25 October 2019

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Foundation Developments Ltd Maiden Hurdle

Class 3  |   2m 87y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:26  |   Winning time: 4m 17.0s
Weighed In
1st
12
33/1
T: P HennessyJ: D E Mullins
Led narrowly, headed when not 3 out, with leader, not fluent again next, driven to regain narrow lead turning in, ridden flat, edged right and stayed on towards finish tchd 40/1
2nd
2
5
6/5f
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Raced keenly, tracked leader, headway to lead narrowly 3 out, driven and narrowly headed turning, every chance last, ridden and kept on flat, no extra when hampered and switched left towards finish op 6/4
3rd
2 ¼
3
411-0
3/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Tracked leaders, close up when not fluent 2 out, driven to chase front pair between last 2, ridden after last, kept on same pace, no impression op 2/1
4th
2 ¼
11
4/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, one pace before last, no impression in 4th flat op 8/1
5th
3 ¼
2
200/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: P J Brennan
Held up behind, ridden after 3 out, kept on under pressure after last, never nearer op 150/1
6th
hd
1
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders, close up on outside 3 out, outpaced after next, no impression before last, ridden and weakened flat op 13/2 tchd 5/1
7th
3 ¼
4
33/1
T: David DennisJ: Aidan Coleman
With leader, lost place after 3 out, weakened between last 2
8th
sh
6
20/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 2 out, soon lost place, weakened after last op 25/1 tchd 18/1
9th
29
8
50/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, not fluent 3 out, soon lost touch, tailed
10th
45
10
200/1
T: Mark CampionJ: Colm McCormack (3)
Keen early, mid-division, headway when blundered 4th, behind from 4 out, tailed off tchd 150/1

Also Ran

UR
7
28/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up behind, pushed along after 3 out, headway under pressure on inside between last 2, no impression in 6th when jinked and unseated rider last op 18/1

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Non-Runners

9
Tricks And Trails14
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: A E Jones  J: M G Nolan

Betting

Forecast

Master Debonair (6/5), Fred (3/1), Getariver (4/1), Cap Du Mathan (8/1), Ship Of The Fen (20/1), Stolen Silver (28/1), Heaven Help Us (33/1), Kingfast (33/1), Storm Force Ben (50/1), Tricks And Trails (66/1), Chestnut Pete (200/1), Trois Bon Amis (200/1)

Verdict

If the winner of this turns out to be as good as last year’s victor then connections will have very right to be pleased as Thomas Darby went on to finish second in the Supreme at the Festival. He two ex-French recruits are two that will attract interest with Fred looking to be favoured in the market on his first start for Nicky Henderson. However, the Nicholls newcomer CAP DU MATHAN might be the better play with the trainer having spoken in glowing terms about his charge. Master Debonair returns from a wind op but his bumper form can be questioned and it may well be that Getariver can show more in this sphere. Ship Of the Fen looks best of the newcomers having shown some decent Flat form.
  1. Cap Du Mathan
  2. Getariver
  3. Fred

Previous Winners

2018
Thomas Darby
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: R Johnson
  |  
T: Olly Murphy
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £9,384.002nd: £2,772.003rd: £1,386.004th: £693.005th: £346.006th: £174.00

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