14:30 Cheltenham

Thursday 18 March 2021

All13:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:50
  • Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Festival Trophy) (GBB Race)
  • Class 1  |   2m 4f 127y  |   Good to Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:31  |   Winning time: 5m 9.4s
1st
1
711-10
3/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Prominent, led 2nd, not fluent 4 out, clear after 3 out, not fluent last, stayed on strongly, impressive op 4/1
2nd
12
4
11/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, not fluent 5th, hit 10th, headway 4 out, not fluent 3 out, went 3rd final bend, went 2nd after last, no chance with winner, kept on op 13/2
3rd
½
14
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
In rear, pushed along early stages, not fluent 10th, went 6th 12th, went 4th after 3 out, switched right after last, soon went 3rd, no chance with winner but kept on to close on 2nd op 28/1
4th
6
7
25/1
T: A MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
Mid-division on inside, headway 11th, driven into 2nd after 3 out, never got near winner, lost 2nd after last, no extra and soon dropped to 4th op 28/1 tchd 20/1
5th
35
5
66/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Behind, mistake 10th, remote 7th when not fluent 3 out, left 5th 2 out, tailed off op 40/1

Also Ran

PU
2
28/1
T: H De BromheadJ: R M Power
In rear, mistake 6th, last when mistake 8th, soon well behind, pulled up before 12th
PU
6
8/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Chased leaders, slow 4th, lost place 11th, slow and behind next, pulled up before 13th op 15/2 tchd 7/1
PU
8
911-10
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Cooper
Chased leaders, lost ground 2nd, struggling 11th, tailed off when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 7/1
PU
9
1011-10
4/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led until 2nd, chased winner until after 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out op 7/2
PU
10
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Prominent until 2nd, chased leaders, mistake 9th (water), hit 12th, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, pulled up before 2 out op 17/2
PU
13
911-10
15/2
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leaders on outside, lost place after 2nd, pushed along and struggling after 6th, mistake 7th, went right next, soon behind, pulled up before 10th op 13/2

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Non-Runners

11
Real Steel82
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 8
T: P F Nicholls  J: H Cobden
NR
3
Dashel Drasher26
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 8
T: J Scott  J: Matt Griffiths
NR
12
Saint Calvados40
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 8
T: H Whittington  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.90Pl:£1.70, £1.90, £7.00EX:£22.60Trifecta:£370.20Tricast:£350.26SF:£19.41Swingers:£5.00, £13.70, £19.90

Forecasts

Allaho (3/1), Min (4/1), Fakir D'Oudairies (11/2), Samcro (15/2), Melon (8/1), Mister Fisher (8/1), Imperial Aura (8/1), Saint Calvados (8/1), Dashel Drasher (14/1), Tornado Flyer (25/1), Kalashnikov (25/1), Real Steel (25/1), Chris's Dream (28/1), Fanion D'estruval (66/1)

Verdict

A very open-looking Grade 1 by this week's standards. ALLAHO responded really well to forcing tactics back over this trip when a dominant winner of a Grade 2 at Thurles and is just about the pick. Fellow second-season chasers Imperial Aura and Mister Fisher warrant consideration, but last year's winner Min is the obvious danger if back on song.

  1. ALLAHO (FR)
  2. MIN (FR)
  3. IMPERIAL AURA (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Min
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
2/1

Prize Money

1st: £149,116.002nd: £56,180.003rd: £28,116.004th: £14,045.005th: £7,049.006th: £3,524.007th: £1,749.008th: £901.00
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