14:30 Cheltenham

Tuesday 16 March 2021

All13:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:50

    Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 1f  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 6m 31.0s
1st
Horse silk
9
28/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Ryan Mania
Chased leader, led 10th, headed and not fluent 13th, led 14th, headed 4 out, led 3 out, 1/2 length ahead last, stayed on strongly to draw clear flat op 25/1
2nd
Horse silk
5 ½
6
10/3f
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Chased leaders, closed going well 4 out, went 2nd from 2 out, 1/2 length down when mistake last, held flat, kept on op 3/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¼
2
11/2
T: Mrs H O GrahamJ: R Johnson
Towards rear on inside, headway 4th, tracing leaders 9th, mistake 10th, not fluent 11th, ridden after 3 out, disputing close 2nd when not fluent 2 out, no impression on winner in 3rd flat, kept on
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
1
911-12
14/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Prominent on outside, lost place 16th, well beaten 3 out, stayed on strongly from last, went 4th towards finish op 20/1
5th
Horse silk
1
12
17/2
T: Nick WilliamsJ: T Scudamore
Prominent, slow 3rd, not fluent and lost some ground on leaders 6th, mistake and struggling 15th, stayed on well from last, went 5th towards finish op 9/1 tchd 8/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
10
10/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Mid-division, headway 16th, driven in 5th after 3 out, kept on from 2 out but never able to get on terms with leaders op 12/1
7th
Horse silk
hd
7
810-13
11/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Prominent, led and mistake 4 out, headed next, weakened inside final 100 yards, lost 4th towards finish op 7/1
8th
Horse silk
4 ½
14
40/1
T: B EllisonJ: J J Burke
Took keen hold, held up, mid-division by 6th, running very keenly on downhill run to 9th, not fluent 10th, mistake 12th, struggling before 3 out op 33/1
9th
Horse silk
2 ½
5
13/2
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J W Kennedy
In rear, not fluent 2nd, slow 3rd, not fluent 5th, ridden after 4 out, never involved tchd 6/1
10th
Horse silk
6
13
22/1
T: O MurphyJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in rear on outside, not fluent 1st, tried to close from 3 out but couldn\'t, well beaten before 2 out op 20/1
11th
Horse silk
3 ¼
3
811-7
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Led until 10th, led 13th, headed and not fluent 14th, not fluent next, lost place after 4 out, well beaten 3 out op 11/1
12th
Horse silk
3 ¼
11
20/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: Alan Johns
Held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, weakened 2 out op 18/1
13th
Horse silk
21
16
66/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Millie Wonnacott (5)
Held up in mid-division, towards rear from 12th, tailed off tchd 80/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
1111-5
33/1
T: N J HendersonJ: M P Walsh
Not always fluent, always in rear, well behind 16th, pulled up before 4 out op 28/1
PU
Horse silk
8
80/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division on outside, losing place from 10th, tailed off 16th, pulled up before 4 out
PU
Horse silk
15
100/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Mid-division, not fluent and struggling 12th, well beaten 3 out, blundered badly 2 out and rider did well to stay on, pulled up before last op 125/1 tchd 150/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£39.30Pl:£4.80, £1.50, £1.80, £3.10EX:£176.10Trifecta:£790.80Tricast:£619.30SF:£118.23Swingers:£25.00, £38.00, £5.40

Forecasts

Happygolucky (10/3), Aye Right (11/2), Alnadam (11/2), Milan Native (13/2), One For The Team (17/2), Discordantly (10/1), Cepage (14/1), Pym (14/1), Admiral's Secret (20/1), The Wolf (22/1), Vintage Clouds (28/1), Ok Corral (33/1), Nietzsche (40/1), Fingerontheswitch (66/1), Delire D'Estruval (80/1), Soupy Soups (100/1)

Verdict

Novices have an excellent record in this and HAPPYGOLUCKY is taken to enhance it further. He had plenty to spare in a 5-runner novice here in December and proved he can handle the hustle and bustle of a big field when fourth in the Martin Pipe last season. The tough and reliable Aye Right should make another bold bid, with last year's Kim Muir winner Milan Native another to consider.

  1. HAPPYGOLUCKY (IRE)
  2. AYE RIGHT (IRE)
  3. MILAN NATIVE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
The Conditional
Weight: 10-6  |Age: 8
15/2

Prize Money

1st: £46,423.002nd: £17,490.003rd: £8,753.004th: £4,372.005th: £2,194.006th: £1,097.007th: £544.008th: £280.00

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