17:30 Cheltenham

Tuesday 10 March 2020

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30
  • National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase (Grade 2)
  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 5f 201y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:30  |   Winning time: 8m 25.16s
1st
Horse silk
9
1011-6
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd
Held up towards rear of mid-division, headway on outside 17th (water), went 2nd going well 3 out, driven and almost upsides next, led last, ridden out flat, kept on well op 10/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
6
11/2
T: R HobsonJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
With leader, led 3rd, went right 12th, hard pressed 2 out, hit and headed last, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, not quite able to get back on terms, held towards finish op 5/1 tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
28
5
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Mr W Biddick
Mid-division, tracked leaders 9th, blundered when left 2nd briefly 16th, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, well held when left modest 3rd at last op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
3
4
12/1
T: J NashJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Mid-division, hampered and carried right by loose horse approaching 18th, driven 3 out, never reached leaders, left modest 4th at last op 11/1
5th
Horse silk
13
11
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Mr T Hamilton
In touch, dropped to mid-division 10th, headway 17th (water), driven and unable to go with leaders before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
39
7
711-6
12/1
T: K C BaileyJ: Mr B O'Neill
In touch, went 2nd before 17th (water), driven and lost place 3 out, weakened next, tailed off tchd 11/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
1
1211-6
100/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Mr D Skehan
Held up behind, unseated rider when hampered and jinked right 18th
UR
Horse silk
2
10/11f
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, driven and outpaced by front pair turning in, ridden after next, never on terms, well held in narrow 3rd when blundered and unseated rider last op 6/5 tchd 5/4 and 6/4 in places
PU
Horse silk
3
100/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Mr J C Barry
Always behind, lost touch when jumped right 18th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
PU
Horse silk
8
33/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Ms Lisa O'Neill
Tracked leaders, blundered 13th, hampered 16th, lost place 18th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
10
711-6
66/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Mr J Andrews
Mid-division, blundered and dropped towards rear 11th, no danger after, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
12
100/1
T: S DrinkwaterJ: Mr H D Dunne
Not fluent 2nd, behind most of way, jumped slowly 18th, struggling when blundered 4 out, pulled up before next
UR
Horse silk
13
7/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Mr N George
Hit 1st, led to 3rd, pressed leader, carried right 12th, blundered and unseated rider 16th op 13/2
PU
Horse silk
14
25/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Mr Z Baker
In touch, hit and dropped to mid-division 9th, hit 11th, struggling in rear when carried right and slow jump 18th, quickly pulled up after

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£12.70Pl:£2.80, £1.90, £7.70EX:£69.30Trifecta:£1,755.40Tricast:£2,151.45SF:£74.99Swingers:£6.60, £70.60, £58.70

Forecasts

Carefully Selected (10/11), Lord Du Mesnil (11/2), Springfield Fox (7/1), Ravenhill (12/1), Forza Milan (12/1), Newtide (12/1), Smoking Gun (20/1), The Hollow Ginge (25/1), Lamanver Pippin (33/1), Ocean Cove (33/1), Redzor (66/1), Anteros (100/1), Some Can Dance (100/1), Clondaw Cian (100/1)

Verdict

A race that has seen several changes over the years and this time around will be run over 3m6f (2f shorter than before). Ireland have a good record in this and they supply a strong team with Carefully Selected entering with an unbeaten record but he can make mistakes and it maybe that one of his compatriots - the Gordon Elliott trained RAVENHILL who represents a better option. His rider Jamie Codd has won this twice before so he won’t lack assistance from the saddle. Forza Milan is another leading Irish contender who should be respected. Most of the GB runners look short on experience but Springfield Fox is an exciting prospect.
  1. Ravenhill
  2. Springfield Fox
  3. Forza Milan

Previous Winners

2019
Le Breuil
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 7
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £74,125.002nd: £23,275.003rd: £11,638.004th: £5,812.005th: £2,912.006th: £1,462.007th: £738.008th: £350.00

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