Cheltenham

  • 13:50 Murphy Group Handicap Chase 3m 3f 71y

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 14.20s
  • Off time: 13:52:21
13:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 7/1
2nd Upswing (IRE) 6/1
3rd Knockanrawley (IRE) 14/1
4th Cogry 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F/42157- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black Thunder (FR) 249
8 11-12 t P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 153 14/115.00
2 P3123-P Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Le Reve (IRE) 14
7 11-8 p Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 149 20/121.00
3 440-042 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Spring Heeled (IRE) 34
Course Winner
8 11-8 p J H Culloty G N Fox (3) 149 16/117.00
4 P42031- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Just A Par (IRE) 203
8 11-7 b P F Nicholls Sean Bowen 148 16/117.00
5 63/111-7 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 35
Course Winner
8 11-7 b Miss R Curtis Paul Moloney 148 25/126.00
6 50/P119- Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Soll 217
Distance Winner
10 11-5 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 146 12/113.00
7 2/5P3UP- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Shotgun Paddy (IRE) 245
8 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D A Jacob 145 10/111.00
8 1/122F-P Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
7 11-3 P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 7/18.00
9 4115P-5 PINK and PURPLE check, PINK sleeves, BLACK cap Sego Success (IRE) 35
7 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 139 6/17.00
10 23/P50P- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Godsmejudge (IRE) 217
9 10-12 David Dennis B Hughes 139 28/129.00
11 12P3-17 Yellow, red stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Azure Fly (IRE) 21
7 10-9 pt C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman 136 20/121.00
12 0520-21 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Upswing (IRE) 24
7 10-9 Jonjo O'Neill B J Geraghty 136 6/17.00
13 133214- Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Knockanrawley (IRE) 266
Distance Winner
7 10-9 p K C Bailey David Bass 136 14/115.00
14 F1216F- Red, Black diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap, Red diamonds Cogry 210
6 10-8 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (3) 135 15/28.50
15 15150-2 Light Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, Light Green cap Perfect Candidate (IRE) 21
8 10-7 F O'Brien P J Brennan 134 20/121.00
16 3312-64 Light blue, maroon spots and sleeves, light blue cap Audacious Plan (IRE) 21
6 10-4 p Miss R Curtis P Townend 131 10/111.00
17 1PP/PP8- Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 245
10 10-2 b1 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 129 20/121.00

Verdict

This race hasn't been kind to favourite backers of late and we'll take a view about SEGO SUCCESS on this occasion. Alan King's seven year old was in the process of running a solid race at the Festival before making a mistake at a vital stage, and with the benefit of a recent outing, he appears to be in off a feasible mark at present. Upswing will be popular following his victory at Worcester and any rain would be a positive. Spring Heeled and Just A Par are likely sorts for the Grand National though both have enjoyed big paydays in the past. The former won the Kim Muir in 2014 and wasn't too far away in the Munster National last month. The assessor hasn't had many opportunities to look at Knockanrawley and he cannot be ruled out despite a sizeable absence. Shotgun Paddy possesses horrific looking form figures but he is a classy individual on his day and the handicapper has dropped him massively down the weights.