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16:30 Cheltenham

Endsleigh Insurance Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 0.50s
  • Off Time: 16:31:23
  • 17 Ran
1
Silk - Red, Dark Green armlets, White cap
10/1
  • Form 32F312
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

mid-division, headway 7th, soon prominent, every chance when hit 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace

2
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
  • Form 8F0711
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 116

mainly towards rear

3
Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star
  • Form 2/70-532
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 116

prominent, ridden after 9th, weakened before 2 out

4
Silk - Green, Blue sleeves, Blue and Yellow quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 5-133P6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 115

held up towards rear, headway after 7th, led approaching 2 out, soon ridden, headed last, stayed on, no extra

5
Silk - Dark Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, halved sleeves, Dark Green and Red quartered cap
12/1
  • Form 1-51323
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 115

mid-division, struggling 8th, headway after 3 out, staying on when hit last

6
Silk - Yellow, Red spots
7/1
  • Form 4-54331
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 114

in touch, ridden after 8th, weakened after 3 out

7
Silk - Yellow and dark green diabolo, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, quartered cap
25/1
  • Form 222263
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 114

soon mid-division, headway after 9th, ridden after 3 out, weakened next

8
Silk - Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves
  • Form 740316
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 112

ran in snatches, never fluent, in touch, hit 5th and 8th, soon behind

9
Silk - Red and White check, White sleeves
33/1
  • Form 232201
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

always towards rear

10
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
  • Form 25-729
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

tracked leaders, led 9th until approaching 2 out, soon weakened

11
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap
  • Form 4-336P8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

mid-division, headway 7th, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, fading when went left last

12
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap
16/1
  • Form 1P-4663
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

led until 9th, soon behind

13
Silk - Red, White stars on sleeves
  • Form 71-664
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 109

held up towards rear, nudged along and steady headway after 3 out, ridden into slight advantage when hit last, stayed on, driven out

14
Silk - Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap
  • Form 71-P993
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 108

with leaders until after 8th, weakened 3 out

18
Silk - White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap

Normally

62 p D
40/1
  • Form 41385
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 105

always towards rear

19
Silk - Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star
  • Form 1-94605
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 103

held up towards rear, headway after 5th, hit 9th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened

20
Silk - Cerise, silver sleeves
33/1
  • Form 92317B
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 102

in touch, ridden after 9th, weakened 2 out

16
NR
  • Form P-520P1
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 100

Nonrunner

17
NR
  • Form 634531
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 106

Nonrunner

15
NR
  • Form 4-8542F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 107

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Quaddick Lake will be high on most shortlists as he chases a hat-trick but this new mark of 116 asks more questions and he is passed over in favour of ARTURO UNO. Every Nigel Twiston-Davies trained winner at this track is cheered to the rafters and it may be worth taking a chance on his handicap debutant. The step back up in trip on better ground is expected to suit this unexposed gelding and with According To Dick franking the form of his last start he may be leniently treated on a mark of 103. Line Artic, Top Ram and Acapulco Bay all come here on the back of wins in lesser company, whilst Dont Tell The Wife and Easter Legend are well-thought-of but need to step up on their recent outings. The consistent pair of Silver Spinner and Long Hop give trainer Alan King a strong hand, whilst Picture This looks a potential improver. Paul Nicholls' gelding has only had 5 career starts and if he handles this quicker ground and big field then he is unlikely to be far away. Gabreselassie may improve for a run but may be better over a marathon distance, Lord Shark and Beyond Redemption still have improvement to come, whilst Cavallini represents a shrewd yard and should again be on the premises. A big field and plenty of form to sort through, but we will take a chance on Arturo Uno.

Formwatch

Bench Warrent (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Led until 9th, soon ridden, led 3 out, headed next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Long Hop (11-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Mar.

Quaddick Lake (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Raced keenly, jumped left most of way, made all, drawing clear when went badly left 3 out, kept up to work, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf beating Bolton Hall (10-4) by 7l, 8 ran.

My Friend Sandy 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway after 8th, soon ridden, stayed on steadily until 4 out, went 2nd last, not reach winner, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Sergeant Harper (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Easter Legend 20-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden after 4 out, headway to chase leaders before next, ridden and blundered 2 out, weakening when blundered last, 6th of 13, 13l behind Argento Luna (11-0) at Newbury 2m 5f mrs nov hcp hdl (4yo+) (1) gd in Mar.

Silver Spinner 4-1fav (11-6) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 4 out, stayed on again from 2 out, no extra from last, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Cashel Blue (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.

Long Hop (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) In touch, led approaching 2 out, stayed on, ridden out, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Mar beating Bench Warrent (11-12) by 3l, 8 ran.

Cavallini (USA) 7-1 (11-5) Held up, ridden from 3 out, kept on, never trouble leading pair, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Patsy Finnegan (11-11) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.

Dont Tell The Wife (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) In touch, short lived effort approaching 4 out, weakened quickly next, tailed off, 6th of 11, 30l behind Sashenka (10-1) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Acapulco Bay 33-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, not clear run briefly before 2 out, led before last where not fluent, hung right flat, driven clear, won at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar beating No Supper (10-10) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.

Gabreselassie (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway under pressure into mid-division after 3 out, soon beaten, 9th of 16, 23l behind Silk Affair (10-8) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Feb.

Regal Approach (IRE) 17-2 (11-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 16, well behind Cashel Blue (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.

Lord Shark (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 8th, pecked 2 out, stayed on from last, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Long Hop (11-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Mar.

Picture This (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, mistake 7th, headway 4 out, soon ridder, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 15, 21l behind Sergeant Harper (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Beyond Redemption (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, blundered 9th, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Jokers Legacy (11-3) at Southwell 3m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Normally 40-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led after 1st, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 25l behind Kayf Aramis (10-11) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.

Arturo Uno (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Made most, headed 4 out, ridden before next, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 11, 20l behind Darstardly Dick (11-9) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (3) gd in Mar.

Tarateeno 6-1 (11-9) In touch, ridden and outpaced from 7th, staying on when brought down 2 out, in a race won by Might As Well (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar, 14 ran.

Top Ram (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Headway 5 out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Chepstow 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd beating Celticello (11-1) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.

Line Artic (FR) 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden 3 out, chased leader last, all out and kept on gamely to lead close home, won at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar beating Desert Storm (11-7) by nk, 11 ran.

Dance Island (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, ridden after 3 out, 3rd and beaten when fell 2 out, in a race won by Theatrical Moment (11-10) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar, 17 ran.