15:05 Cheltenham

Friday 22 October 2021

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25

    888sport What's Your Thinking Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 7f 208y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:06  |   Winning time: 5m 46.86s
1st
Horse silk
1
85/40f
T: J C McConnellJ: S Bowen
Chased leaders, not fluent 8th, lost place and given reminders, rallied 3 out, led after 2 out, stayed on well flat, saddle slipped backwards op 5/2 tchd 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
1
5
10/3
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in rear, headway going well 8th, not fluent 4 out, went 2nd last, ridden flat, always just held, stayed on op 3/1
3rd
Horse silk
10
4
8/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up towards rear, closed going strongly 7th, led 2 out, soon headed, 3rd and outpaced flat, no extra final 100 yards op 6/1 tchd 17/2
4th
Horse silk
6 ½
2
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Chased leaders, not fluent 4 out, 4th and outpaced before last, well held flat op 11/2 tchd 9/2
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
7
9/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, outpaced 8th, well beaten when mistake 2 out, kept on flat op 10/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
6
12/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: G Sheehan
Prominent, not fluent 1st, led after next, clear 3rd until after 6th, headed 3 out, weakened next op 14/1
7th
Horse silk
13
8
12/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Led until after 2nd, chased leader, not fluent 3rd, led 3 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
18/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Harry Bannister
Never going well, not fluent 2nd, behind 7th, pulled up before 2 out op 16/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.80Pl:£1.40, £1.50, £2.10EX:£10.50Trifecta:£48.20SF:£9.28Swingers:£2.00, £4.20, £4.90

Forecasts

Bardenstown Lad (85/40), Dragon Bones (10/3), Calagogo (5/1), Onagatheringstorm (8/1), Grace A Vous Enki (9/1), Almazhar Garde (12/1), Siruh Du Lac (12/1), Drumlee Watar (18/1)

Verdict

SIRUH DU LAC would prove hard to beat if reproducing his smart chase form on a rare outing over hurdles so could be worth chancing back from another lay-off. Dragon Bones has won all of her completed starts over timber and is high on the shortlist on these terms, while Grace A Vous Enki and Bardenstown Lad both remain with potential.

  1. SIRUH DU LAC (FR)
  2. DRAGON BONES
  3. GRACE A VOUS ENKI (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Streets Of Doyen
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £8,325.002nd: £3,827.003rd: £1,914.004th: £957.005th: £478.006th: £238.00

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