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12:20 Cheltenham

Cheltenham & Three Counties Club Handicap Chase (Class C)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 27.00s
  • 7 Ran
3
Silk - YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap
14/1
  • Form 12-33F0
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-11

held up, effort under pressure before 2 out, no impression

4
Silk - Grey, Pink stars, Pink cap, Grey star
  • Form 21-1302
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9

held up, ridden 13th, staying on when blundered 4 out, weakened 2 out

5
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
16/1
  • Form 4U3-F64
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7

held up in rear when slipped up flat before 4th

6
Silk - Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 1600-P3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2

tracked leaders, mistake 4th, chased winner from next, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, challeneged run in, one pace and held near finish

7
Silk - Red, Black sash, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves
11/1
  • Form U-25406
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12

in touch, went 3rd at 5th, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, one pace and no impression run in

8
Silk - BROWN, LIME GREEN sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 1/13432-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11

chased winner to 5th, soon lost place, in rear when mistake 9th, lost touch next, pulled up before 13th

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue epaulets and armlets
  • Form 1445/P1
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0

made all, clear from 5th, not fluent 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on well under pressure run in

1
NR
  • Form 141-411
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-13

Nonrunner

2
NR
  • Form 1124/P6
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Lord Maizey has done little wrong since being switched to fences, winning his last two, but he may find the concession of so much weight to Waterlaw beyond him. The selection showed much improved form on his second start since joining Martin Pipe at Wincanton on Boxing Day, going clear from the 13th fence and winning easily. A 7lb penalty for that should not stop the son of Kahyasi with a second run in quick succession more of a worry. The Venetia Williams-trained Kock de La Vesvre looks to be running into some form if judged by his last time out second behind Jakari at Ascot. Lord Maizey has more to do under a 7lb penalty than when winning at Chepstow last week, especially as he was a fortuitous winner that day and of more interest could be Henry Daly's Lord Moose, who makes his seasonal reappearance of a fair mark. He has claims if fit enough but, in receipt of weight from all of his rivals, Waterlaw has to be the selection to supplement his Wincanton success.