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15:20 Cheltenham

Pertemps Handicap Hurdle (qualifier) (Class 2)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 3m
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £9,393
  • 2nd: £2,775
  • 3rd: £1,388
  • 4th: £694
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 50.90s
  • Off Time: 15:21:07
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star

Lough Derg (FR)

229 v CD
20/1
  • Form F36755-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 153

led narrowly to 8th, soon lost place, behind from next, tailed off

2
Silk - Yellow, large Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap

Hills Of Aran

488 DCD
20/1
  • Form 1675/11-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 150

tracked leaders, lost place 8th, soon behind, tailed off

3
Silk - Brown, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Brown spots

Raslan

19 vt D
9/1
  • Form 000012
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 142

with leader, led 8th, ridden and headed between last 2, kept on same pace, lost 2nd flat

4
Silk - Light Blue, Maroon chevron, halved sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon quartered cap
10/1
  • Form 850814-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 140

held up behind, some headway on outside 4 out, ridden and outpaced next, never near leaders

5
Silk - RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap
  • Form F404F-3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 140

held up mid-division, steady headway before 3 out, led between last 2, ridden when hung left and right flat, kept on under pressure, just held on

6
Silk - Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap
6/1
  • Form 1R2123
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 135

mid-division, headway on inside approaching 3 out, chased leading pair 2 out until after last, ridden and one pace when hung left flat

7
Silk - Orange and Yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, striped cap

Markington

18 b D
12/1
  • Form 2062-21
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 131

mid-division when pulled up after 1st, dismounted

8
Silk - Red, Emerald Green diamond, Red sleeves, Emerald Green  diamonds, quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 285U11-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 130

tracked leaders, hit 5th and 7th, lost place when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

9
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green star, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Yellow cap, Emerald Green star
  • Form 331140
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 130

towards rear, ridden 3 out, stayed on under pressure from next, never nearer

10
Silk - White, red star, sleeves and cap
  • Form 33194-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 129

towards rear, mistake 4 out, headway to chase leaders next, soon ridden, never near leaders

11
Silk - Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap
9/1
  • Form 31212-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 129

tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, challenged next, every chance 2 out, soon ridden and outpaced, no impression approaching last

12
Silk - Pink, Dark Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, Pink cap

Sangfroid

160
6/1
  • Form 53233-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 128

tracked leaders, headway 3 out, disputed close up 3rd and every chance when fell next

14
Silk - Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap
7/1
  • Form 9161-F4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 121

mid-division, headway 3 out, 5th when hampered next, switched inside approaching last, stayed on well to chase winner flat, just held

15
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap
125/1
  • Form 6P-P066
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 64

in rear, struggling 6th soon lost touch, tailed off

13
NR
  • Form 53-1315
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 124

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Plenty of pace on which should suit AMBER BROOK. One of two for the yard, this mare is ridden by stable jockey Paddy Brennan and she should be able to win off this mark of 140 despite getting on in years. David Pipe has a strong hand with AP McCoy a notable booking for the wilful Battle Group, whilst Hills Of Aran looked promising when seen 488 days ago and he is not to be discounted on this return, although fences may await after this run. Markington's recent flat form has dropped away, and a bigger threat should be Chester Lad who looked a novice going places last season. King's Forest looks fairly handicapped, and along with Viking Blond, King Ar Aghaidh and Earth Dream is not to be discounted.

Formwatch

Lough Derg (FR) 13-2 (11-11) Led to 3rd, chased leaders until lost place after next, soon struggling, tailed off from 7th, 5th of 7, well behind Trenchant (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.

Hills Of Aran 4-11fav (11-5) Chased clear leader until approaching 6th, 2nd again before 12th, led after 13th, drew clear after 2 out very easily, won at Stratford 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Jun '09 beating Winsley Hill (10-12) by 28l, 5 ran.

Raslan 12-1 (11-9) Always prominent, led briefly 7th, led again 4 out, hit next, soon headed, outpaced 2 out, rallied and every chance last, kept on, no extra rowards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Ben's Folly (9-11) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Sep.

Buena Vista (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Prominent, led 9th, headed after 2 out, soon ridden, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 21, 9l behind Ringaroses (11-0) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.

Amber Brook (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out on outer, kept on from 2 out, 3rd of 21, 13l behind Picture This (10-7) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.

Battle Group 7-1 (11-10) Soon mid-division, progress to track leaders from before 6 out, dropped to moderate 4th approaching straight, 3rd and kept on without threatening from before last, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind One Cool Tornado (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd in Sep.

Markington 11-2 (11-3) Chased leaders, challenged 2 out, led before last, driven clear flat, won at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Jun beating Sheriff Hutton (11-12) by 10l, 16 ran.

Chester Lad 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, led after next, not fluent last, drew clear flat, stayed on well, won at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Last Of The Bunch (10-12) by 9l, 15 ran.

Barnhill Brownie (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Ben's Folly (9-11) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Sep.

King's Forest (IRE) 18-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders on outside 3 out, soon outpaced, weakned from next, tailed off, 8th of 12, 44l behind Ben's Folly (9-11) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Sep.

Viking Blond (FR) 14-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, reminders approaching 6th soon lost place, tailed off and eased from 4 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Picture This (10-7) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) gd in May, 21 ran.

Sangfroid 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on from 2 out, always held, 5th of 21, 17l behind Picture This (10-7) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.

King Ar Aghaidh (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) In rear, ridden after 6th, headway 8th, outpaced next, stayed on same pace from 3 out, 4th of 12, 11l behind Tarvini (10-4) at Worcester 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gf in Jun.

Jug Of Punch (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) In touch when mistake 1st, soon in rear, stayed on from 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 15, 13l behind The Wee Midget (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.

Earth Dream (IRE) 10-3fav (11-6) Held up in touch, driven along in well held 7th 4 out, stayed on approaching last, kept on flat, never in contention, 5th of 11, 14l behind For Non Stop (10-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.