14:10 Cheltenham

Friday 13 March 2020

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Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   2m 179y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   24 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 4m 2.42s
Weighed In
1st
18
510-13
11/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Geraghty
Held up towards rear, smooth headway after 2 out, challenged going well last, soon led, quickened clear, cosily op 6/1 tchd 9/2
2nd
4 ½
2
711-11
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up in rear, headway on outside after 2 out, shaken up against stands rail before last, ridden and switched left flat, stayed on, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner tchd 15/2
3rd
hd
3
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, led next, headed after last, no impression on winner, kept on op 20/1
4th
hd
10
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out going well, every chance last, no impression on winner flat, kept on
5th
3 ¾
20
20/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen (3)
Mid-division, headway after 3 out, chasing leaders before last, stayed on same pace flat
6th
2 ¼
9
25/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, soon close up, hanging left before last, faded flat op 33/1
7th
hd
15
611-1
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, kept on flat, never on terms with leaders
8th
1
17
66/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
In touch in mid-division, headway after 2 out, driven before last, one pace op 80/1 tchd 100/1
9th
1 ½
25
20/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary
Chased leaders, outpaced after 2 out, no impression after
10th
nse
7
11/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
In touch in mid-division on outside, closed 3rd, switched right 2 out, one pace last, no impression
11th
sh
6
50/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryan Carver (5)
In touch in mid-division, headway after 2 out, beaten when mistake last, weakened flat
12th
1
16
711-0
25/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
In rear, pushed along after 1st, headway approaching last, no impression
13th
1 ¼
26
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
In touch in mid-division, mistake 3rd, headway after 3 out, weakened before last tchd 66/1
14th
3 ½
24
50/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up towards rear, not clear run when effort after 2 out, weakened before last op 66/1
15th
1
14
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, headway after 2 out, driven and weakened before last op 11/2
16th
3
4
33/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up towards rear, effort after 2 out, weakened before blunder last
17th
2 ¾
21
710-11
25/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up towards rear, well beaten 2 out
18th
2 ½
11
511-2
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Chased leaders, lost place before 2 out, soon behind op 12/1
19th
1 ½
13
28/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Held up in rear, modest effort wide after 2 out, soon weakened
20th
¾
8
40/1
T: B T MurphyJ: K J Brouder (3)
Led after 1st, headed next, weakened quickly after 2 out op 50/1
21st
1
12
611-2
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Mid-division, lost place before 3rd, behind 3 out
22nd
13
1
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Chased leaders, ridden and weakening when hampered on inside after 2 out, soon well behind
23rd
33
19
50/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Ben Jones (3)
Not always fluent, led until after 1st, led 2nd, mistake and headed 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
5
12/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Prominent, not fluent 3rd, lost place after 5th, weakening when blundered 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 11/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

22
You Raised Me Up41
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 7
T: M Brassil  J: L P Dempsey
23
Minella Charmer83
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 9
T: James Moffatt  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Saint Roi (11/2), Ciel De Neige (6/1), Aramon (8/1), Thatsy (8/1), Mohaayed (11/1), Stolen Silver (12/1), Embittered (14/1), Buildmeupbuttercup (16/1), Adjali (16/1), Elusive Belle (20/1), Sir Valentine (20/1), Moon Over Germany (25/1), Oakley (25/1), Rathhill (25/1), You Raised Me Up (25/1), Tiger Tap Tap (28/1), Christopher Wood (33/1), Zanza (33/1), Eldorado Allen (33/1), Minella Charmer (33/1), Pakens Rock (40/1), Scaramanga (50/1), Lethal Steps (50/1), Tiger Voice (50/1), Le Ligerien (50/1), Beat The Judge (66/1)

Verdict
Mohaayed represents a trainer that has won this three times in four years but his wind op will have to get him back on track if he's to prevail. The Betfair Hurdle form will be key with runner-up Ciel De Neige joined by Sir Valentine (fourth), Zanza (sixth) Oakley (seventh) and Stolen Silver (eighth) from that highly-competitive race – any of them can have a say. Aramon and Saint Roi are given votes of confidence by Townend and Geraghty respectively but YOU RAISED ME UP just missed out in a fiercely competitive Leopardstown handicap last time and, despite a sizable hike, could well improve significantly for a yard that had a winner here last year.
  1. You Raised Me Up
  2. Sir Valentine
  3. Saint Roi

Previous Winners

2019
Ch'tibello
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: Harry Skelton
  |  
T: D Skelton
12/1
Prize Money
1st: £56,270.002nd: £21,200.003rd: £10,610.004th: £5,300.005th: £2,660.006th: £1,330.007th: £660.008th: £340.00

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