Cheltenham - At The Races

16:50 Cheltenham 13 Mar 2018

National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner £74,950 - 16 ran

6

3m 7f 170y

Soft (Heavy in places)

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Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap (Mr R A Bartlett)

11. Rathvinden (IRE)

held up towards rear, mistake 11th, headway from 18th, close 3rd 2 out, led just before last, headed narrowly 75 yards out, soon led again, pulled out extra to assert close home

9/2 2Fav 10 11-6 150 Mr P W MullinsW P Mullins
2 ½
Emerald green, orange stars, emerald green cap, orange star (Mr M R Chapman)

16. Ms Parfois (IRE)

led 2nd, headed 6th, stayed prominent, hit 2 out when challenging, led narrowly 75 yards out, soon headed, held close home

11/2 7 10-13 t 146 Mr W BiddickA J Honeyball
3 21
Emerald green, yellow chevron and sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)

15. Sizing Tennessee (IRE)

led until 2nd, led 6th, mistake 13th, ridden before 2 out, headed just before last, weakened flat

8/1 10 11-6 145 Mr B O'NeillC L Tizzard
4
Brown, orange seams and sleeves, quartered cap (Robert Waley-cohen & Men Holding)

4. Impulsive Star (IRE)

prominent, mistake 16th, ridden after 3 out, 4th and weakening before next

25/1 8 11-6 p 132 Mr S Waley-CohenN P Mulholland
5 11
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap (Mrs S Ricci)

10. Pylonthepressure (IRE)

held up in rear, not jump well, headway 21st, 6 lengths 5th 3 out, soon weakened

16/1 8 11-6 135 Ms K WalshW P Mullins
6 23
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

9. No Comment

held up in rear, headway from 21st, shaken up before 3 out, weakened before next

9/1 7 11-6 h 145 Mr Derek O'ConnorP J Hobbs
PU
White, royal blue stars, royal blue and white striped sleeves, red cap (Avalon Surfacing Ltd)

1. All Kings (IRE)

mid-division on outside, closed before 4th, lost place after 8th, in rear and ridden 13th, tailed off 18th, pulled up before next

200/1 9 11-6 109 Mr Joshua NewmanR H Buckler
PU
Light blue, maroon star, black sleeves, light blue cap, maroon star (Wolf Allisat & Chris Ames)

2. Clondaw Cian (IRE)

in touch on inside, hit 6th, mistake and lost place 18th, struggling after, going very slowly 21st, well behind when pulled up before 4 out

66/1 8 11-6 b1 131 Mr Shane FitzgeraldMiss S Smith
PU
Purple, pink cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (The Duel At Dawn Racing Partnership)

3. Duel At Dawn (IRE)

mid-division, mistake 11th, ridden and struggling from 18th, behind 21st, well behind when pulled up after 4 out

16/1 8 11-6 p 141 Mr Thomas M O'BrienA M Hales
U
Maroon and royal blue diamonds (Sideways Syndicate)

5. Jury Duty (IRE)

held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, headway before 18th, chasing leaders 21st, struggling to stay in touch 3 out, soon weakened, unseated rider

4/1 Fav 7 11-6 t1 148 Mr J J CoddG Elliott
F
Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap (McNeill Family)

6. Keeper Hill (IRE)

held up towards rear, fell 6th

25/1 7 11-6 143 Mr R DeeganW Greatrex
PU
Red, yellow braces, white sleeves and cap (Mr Jon Glews)

7. Lofgren

held up in mid-division, hampered 18th, struggling after, behind when mistake 20th, well behind when pulled up before 4 out

150/1 7 11-6 t 126 Mr T GillardD McCain Jnr
F
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

8. Mossback (IRE)

tracked leaders, mistake 12th, 4th when fell 18th

6/1 6 11-6 150 Ms Lisa O'NeillG Elliott
PU
White, black cap (Mr Michael Buckley)

12. Reigning Supreme (IRE)

mid-division, headway before 4th, lost place after next, ridden and struggling 17th, well behind when pulled up after 4 out

33/1 7 11-6 134 Mr James KingN J Henderson
R
Dark blue, light blue chevrons, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Mr Mike Gorman)

13. Robin Of Locksley (IRE)

mid-division, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 1st, blundered and lost place 17th, behind when refused next

100/1 8 11-6 t p 125 Mr D SkehanMrs S Leech
U
Royal blue, yellow sash and cap with blue hoop (The Potassium Partnership)

14. Shades Of Midnight

tracked leaders, slow 11th, just beginning to struggle to hold position when hampered 18th, behind 20th, well tailed off and going very slowly when clambered over 3 out and unseated rider

20/1 8 11-6 135 Mr T HamiltonA M Thomson
Share Result

Off Time: 16:50:19

Winning Time: 8m 50.30s

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2018 11:32:57

Pos Date Race Details Result SP Age/Wgt Jockey OR Video
1

held up towards rear, mistake 11th, headway from 18th, close 3rd 2 out, led just before last, headed narrowly 75 yards out, soon led again, pulled out extra to assert close home

9/2 2Fav 10 11-6 Mr P W Mullins 150
4/11 24 Apr 2018 Pun 24½F Y/Sft  Cl1 ChGd1 €59,000 (J) to The Storyteller ()   10/1 1011-10 Mr P W Mullins 154
2 ½

led 2nd, headed 6th, stayed prominent, hit 2 out when challenging, led narrowly 75 yards out, soon headed, held close home

11/2 7 10-13 t Mr W Biddick 146
2/9 13 Apr 2018 Ain 25F Sft  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) to Terrefort ()   9/2 710-11 N D Fehily 146
3 21

led until 2nd, led 6th, mistake 13th, ridden before 2 out, headed just before last, weakened flat

8/1 10 11-6 Mr B O'Neill 145
PU/29 21 Apr 2018 Ayr 32F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £122,442 (J) to Joe Farrell  10/1 1011-2 R M Power 145
4

prominent, mistake 16th, ridden after 3 out, 4th and weakening before next

25/1 8 11-6 p Mr S Waley-Cohen 132
5 11

held up in rear, not jump well, headway 21st, 6 lengths 5th 3 out, soon weakened

16/1 8 11-6 Ms K Walsh 135
PU/6 15 Apr 2018 Trm 21F Hy  Ch €12,320 (J) to High Nellie  5/4 Fav 811-10 P Townend 135
PU/18 27 Apr 2018 Pun 21F Sft  HcpCh €59,000 (J) to Kemboy  20/1 810-12 D E Mullins 135
6 23

held up in rear, headway from 21st, shaken up before 3 out, weakened before next

9/1 7 11-6 h Mr Derek O'Connor 145
PU

mid-division on outside, closed before 4th, lost place after 8th, in rear and ridden 13th, tailed off 18th, pulled up before next

200/1 9 11-6 Mr Joshua Newman 109
3/3 09 May 2018 New 26F Gd  Cl3 Ch £9,357 (J) to Mighty Leader (14½)   6/1 910-12 Sean Houlihan 109
2/7 04 Jun 2018 New 26F Gd  Cl4 HcpCh £5,296 (J) to Jack Snipe (5)   4/1 J2Fav 911-10 Sean Houlihan 109
PU

in touch on inside, hit 6th, mistake and lost place 18th, struggling after, going very slowly 21st, well behind when pulled up before 4 out

66/1 8 11-6 b1 Mr Shane Fitzgerald 131
PU/16 14 Apr 2018 Ain 25F Sft  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £42,202 (J) to Thomas Patrick  14/1 810-2 G Sheehan 131
PU

mid-division, mistake 11th, ridden and struggling from 18th, behind 21st, well behind when pulled up after 4 out

16/1 8 11-6 p Mr Thomas M O'Brien 141
U

held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, headway before 18th, chasing leaders 21st, struggling to stay in touch 3 out, soon weakened, unseated rider

4/1 Fav 7 11-6 t1 Mr J J Codd 148
3/11 24 Apr 2018 Pun 24½F Y/Sft  Cl1 ChGd1 €59,000 (J) to The Storyteller ()   16/1 711-10 M P Walsh 148
F

held up towards rear, fell 6th

25/1 7 11-6 Mr R Deegan 143
PU/16 21 Apr 2018 Ayr 24F Gd  Cl2 NovHcpCh £64,980 (J) to Crosshue Boy  9/1 711-12 R Johnson 143
PU

held up in mid-division, hampered 18th, struggling after, behind when mistake 20th, well behind when pulled up before 4 out

150/1 7 11-6 t Mr T Gillard 126
2/5 20 Apr 2018 Ayr 16½F Gd  Cl3 NovHcpCh £10,007 (J) to Azzuri (15)   5/1 711-4 B Hughes 126
2/7 12 May 2018 Hdo 20½F Gd  Cl2 HcpCh £18,768 (J) to Beggar's Wishes (6)   8/1 710-7 B Hughes 126
3/8 15 Jun 2018 Ain 25F Gd  Cl3 HcpCh £9,097 (J) to Ballyboker Breeze (18¾)   8/1 710-13 B Hughes 124
F

tracked leaders, mistake 12th, 4th when fell 18th

6/1 6 11-6 Ms Lisa O'Neill 150
PU

mid-division, headway before 4th, lost place after next, ridden and struggling 17th, well behind when pulled up after 4 out

33/1 7 11-6 Mr James King 134
R

mid-division, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 1st, blundered and lost place 17th, behind when refused next

100/1 8 11-6 t p Mr D Skehan 125
R/5 01 Apr 2018 Ffl 20F Hy  Cl3 HcpHdl £6,758 (J) to Never Equalled  13/2 811-3 Mr D Skehan 119
U

tracked leaders, slow 11th, just beginning to struggle to hold position when hampered 18th, behind 20th, well tailed off and going very slowly when clambered over 3 out and unseated rider

20/1 8 11-6 Mr T Hamilton 135
8/16 21 Apr 2018 Ayr 24F Gd  Cl2 NovHcpCh £64,980 (J) to Crosshue Boy (15)   12/1 811-4 Henry Brooke 135
Share Result

Off Time: 16:50:19

Winning Time: 8m 50.30s

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2018 11:32:57

Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £6.07
Tote Win £5.30 (11)
Tote Place £2.20 (11) , £1.90 (16) , £2.70 (15)
Tote Swinger £7.90 (11, 15) , £6.50 (11, 16) , £8.20 (15, 16)
Tote Exacta £33.10 (11, 16)
Tote Trifecta £234.50 (11, 16, 15)
CSF £27.79 (11, 16)
Tricast £196.27 (11, 16, 15)
Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good to Soft 18 Tiger Roll 7 11 6 - 222133 134 days G Elliott Ms Lisa O'Neill 16/1 8:22.30
2016 Good to Soft 20 Minella Rocco 6 11 6 - 11-3P62 24 days Jonjo O'Neill (1 miles) Mr D O'Connor 8/1 8:14.00
2015 Good to Soft 17 Cause Of Causes 7 11 6 - 2220-75 47 days G Elliott Mr J J Codd 8/1 8:18.60
2014 Good to Soft 15 Midnight Prayer 9 11 6 - 1-61U21 31 days A King (44 miles) Mr J Newman 8/1 8:10.30
2013 Good to Soft 16 Back In Focus 8 11 6 - 18-2111 75 days W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 9/4 8:32.20
2012 Good 19 Teaforthree 8 11 6 - 8-321P1 18 days Miss R Curtis (124 miles) Mr J T McNamara 5/1 8:13.80
2011 Good 16 Chicago Grey 8 11 6 - 211F25 78 days G Elliott Mr D O'Connor 5/1 8:20.90
2010 Good 18 Poker De Sivola 7 11 6 - 70-2951 30 days F Murphy (227 miles) Ms K Walsh 14/1 8:11.10
2009 Good to Soft 19 Tricky Trickster 6 11 11 - 1-42212 46 days N Twiston-Davies (1 miles) Mr S Waley-Cohen 11/1 8:25.50
2008 Good to Soft 20 Old Benny 7 11 7 - 1-27322 33 days A King (44 miles) C Huxley 9/1 8:26.30