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14:10 Cheltenham

Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (Class 1)

  • 24 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 179y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £100,000 added
  • Winner: £56,950
  • 2nd: £21,370
  • 3rd: £10,700
  • 4th: £5,330
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 18.00s
  • Off Time: 14:11:41
  • 24 Ran
1st
Silk -
33/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    10/1
    • Form 1U4-042
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 154

    held up in mid-division, headway 2 out, ridden and lost place before last, weakened

    2
    Silk - Mauve, Yellow seams, Yellow cap

    Jenkins (IRE)

    34 b BF
    33/1
    • Form 1-77110
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 151

    mid-division, headway 2 out, never on terms, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before last

    3
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN & yellow HOOPED, Red cap
    • Form 36-0070
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 148

    tracked leaders, lost place 5th, well behind after 2 out

    4
    Silk - Emerald Green & yellow hoops, Royal Blue cap
    50/1
    • Form 119060
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 147

    led, headed after 1st, led next, headed after 3rd, ridden and lost place before 2 out, soon behind, pulled up before last

    5
    Silk - White, maroon stripe and sleeves, royal blue and yellow striped cap
    20/1
    • Form 4-P3113
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 146

    held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, headway and switched left before last, kept on flat, unable to challenge

    6
    Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star
    33/1
    • Form 111628
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 145

    held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, mistake and pecked 2 out, weakened after last bend

    7
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Pink hoops
    20/1
    • Form 41370-1
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 145

    held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, chasing leaders on last bend, no impression before last

    8
    Silk - Red, pink hoop and armlets
    11/1
    • Form 1-31
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 145

    held up in rear, headway on stands side after last bend, chasing leaders when went wrong and unseated rider before last

    9
    Silk - Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots

    Remiluc (FR)

    11 t CD
    50/1
    • Form 222152
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 144

    tracked leaders, challenged 2nd, led on last bend, headed before hitting last, stayed close up, every chance flat, no impression on winner towards finish

    10
    Silk - YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap
    40/1
    • Form 0/150-22
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 143

    pressed leader, led after 1st, headed next, led after 3rd, headed on last bend, no extra last

    11
    Silk - Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap

    Moon Racer (IRE)

    34 t CCD
    20/1
    • Form 211P6-0
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 142

    mid-division, hit 3rd, not much room after 2 out, no impression after, kept on flat

    12
    Silk - PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap

    Brelade

    90 t BF
    25/1
    • Form 8-22243
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 141

    tracked leaders, 5th on last bend, soon ridden, no impression from last

    13
    Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap
    12/1
    • Form 022451
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 141

    held up towards rear, headway 2 out, weakened and hampered before last

    14
    Silk - Purple, yellow chevron, yellow cap
    • Form 114
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 141

    held up in rear, headway after 2 out, led last, headed flat, held after, kept on

    15
    Silk - Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves
    33/1
    • Form 2122-00
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 141

    held up in mid-division, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, last 2 out, pulled up before last

    16
    Silk - Emerald Green, White star and armlets
    6/1
    • Form 14-3344
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 140

    held up in rear, took keen hold, modest headway on inside off last bend, soon weakened

    17
    Silk - Light green, white hoops, light green and white hooped sleeves, white cap
    100/1
    • Form 11/2341-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 140

    always in rear

    18
    Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow stars, seams on sleeves, star on cap
    16/1
    • Form 11-0041
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 140

    held up in rear, hit 1st, headway on outside before 2 out, led approaching last, soon headed, held final 100 yards, kept on

    19
    Silk - Red, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red check cap
    • Form 421-123
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 139

    mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, driven on last bend, disputing 5th when jumped left last, soon hung left, held flat, kept on

    20
    Silk - MAROON and WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop
    • Form 45-1620
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 139

    held up towards rear, never dangerous

    21
    Silk - Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star

    Mohaayed

    80 t D
    33/1
    • Form 73-1023
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 139

    mid-division on outside, closed after 3rd, close up 2 out, challenged last, led flat, kept on well, going away near finish

    22
    Silk - Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap
    • Form 6421-11
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 137

    mid-division on inside, some headway after 2 out, no impression, weakened and pulled up before last

    23
    Silk - Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
    10/1
    • Form 211-416
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-8
    • Official Rating 136

    held up in touch, pulled hard, mistake and lost place 4th, mistake 3 out, well beaten after 2 out

    25
    Silk - Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap
    16/1
    • Form 07-6568
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 133

    tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, lost place before last, weakened flat

    26
    NR
    • Form 10/3P-PP
    • Age 11
    • Weight 10-4
    • Official Rating 132

    NonRunner

    27
    NR
    66/1
    • Form 212/87-6
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 113

    NonRunner

    24
    NR
    • Form 321144
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 135

    NonRunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Willie Mullins has won this four times in the last eight years but all started at double-figure odds. He has four chances this year headed by Betfair Hurdle second Bleu Et Rouge and Punchestown Listed winner Meri Devie. Joseph O’Brien runs three with last year’s sixth Ivanovich Gorbatov possibly the pick. A Hare Breath had William H Bonney and Jenkins behind when winning a Listed handicap at Sandown in December and Dan Skelton will be hoping either Spiritofthegames or Mohaayed can follow up Superb Story’s win in this two years ago. The former was a place behind Bleu Et Rouge at Newbury but is 8lb better off and should get much closer. FLYING TIGER and Divin Bere were first and second in last year’s Fred Winter here. The latter is better off at the weights but hasn’t really fired this season whereas there has been some promise in the former’s runs in smart company at Wincanton and Newcastle and he’ll handle conditions better than most. Duca De Thaix is lightly raced and making his handicap debut but was a long way behind Sandsend in a Grade 3 at Naas last time.

    Formwatch

    Bleu Et Rouge (FR) 10-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, steady headway on inside approaching 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, went 2nd before the last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 24, 4 1/2l behind Kalashnikov (11-5) at Newbury 2m hcp (1) sft in Feb.

    Jenkins (IRE) 8-1cfav (11-12) Raced keenly, tracked leader, led 4th until approaching 3 out, chased leader until after 3 out, weakened before next, 16th of 24, dist behind Kalashnikov (11-5) at Newbury 2m hcp (1) sft in Feb.

    Ivanovich Gorbatov (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, lost place and no extra 2 out, 21st of 28, dist behind Off You Go (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Feb.

    Tigris River (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, no impression from 2 out, bad mistake last, 19th of 28, 25 3/4l behind Off You Go (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Feb.

    Lagostovegas (IRE) 6-4fav (10-8) Held up, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd before 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon ridden, no impression on leaders last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Forge Meadow (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m (1) hvy in Feb.

    Le Richebourg (FR) 50-1 (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, 3rd after 3rd, no extra approaching last, 8th of 11, 20 1/4l behind Samcro (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m (1) sft in Feb.

    A Hare Breath (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) In touch, smooth progress approaching 2 out, every chance from last, stayed on strongly to lead closing stages, won at Sandown 2m hcp lst (1) gs in Dec beating Caid Du Lin (11-4) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

    Sandsend (FR) 11-4 (10-13) Chased leaders, mainly 3rd, slight mistake 3 out, improved to press leader 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to dispute run-in, just prevailed close home, won at Naas 2m (1) Soft - Heavy in Jan beating Forge Meadow (11-3) by nk, 7 ran.

    Remiluc (FR) 3-1 (11-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, chased winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Landin (10-6) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp (2) hvy in Mar.

    Sternrubin (GER) 7-4 (11-2) Tracked leader, left in lead 2nd, pushed along when headed 3 out, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 4, 29l behind Dolos (10-8) at Ascot 2m 3f (3) gs in Nov.

    Moon Racer (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 24, 33 1/4l behind Kalashnikov (11-5) at Newbury 2m hcp (1) sft in Feb.

    Brelade 5-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th at 3rd, progress into 2nd entering straight, soon ridden, no impression on winner before last, dropped to 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 9 1/4l behind Castlegrace Paddy (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hvy in Dec.

    Meri Devie (FR) 5-4fav (10-9) Soon raced in 2nd, on terms before 8th, soon led, joined 3 out, led again before straight, went on from before last where slight mistake, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m 4f lst (1) Soft - Heavy in Feb beating Alletrix (10-9) by 5l, 6 ran.

    Whiskey Sour (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Held up, 8th after 3rd, slight mistake 3 out, no impression approaching straight, some headway to chase leaders when slight mistake last, kept on same pace without threatening, 4th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Samcro (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m (1) sft in Feb.

    Divin Bere (FR) 50-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, tailed off, 20th of 24, dist behind Kalashnikov (11-5) at Newbury 2m hcp (1) sft in Feb.

    Flying Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear off the pace, closed after 3 out, ridden and not quicken before last, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 6, 5l behind Elgin (11-6) at Wincanton 1m 7f (1) sft in Feb.

    All Set To Go (IRE) 7-2jfav (11-10) In touch, went 2nd before 3 out, challenged last, soon led, kept on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 1f hcp (2) gd in Dec beating Eyes Of A Tiger (10-5) by 4l, 10 ran.

    Chesterfield (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in 5th, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led final 150 yards, soon clear, ran on well, won at Kempton 2m (4) pol in Mar beating Zubayr (11-4) by 2l, 7 ran.

    Spiritofthegames (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders next, went modest 3rd last, 3rd of 24, 12 1/2l behind Kalashnikov (11-5) at Newbury 2m hcp (1) sft in Feb.

    Ben Dundee (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, on terms 2 out, soon led, headed approaching last, soon no extra, 10th of 28, 13l behind Off You Go (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Feb.

    Mohaayed 20-1 (11-7) Held up disputing 3rd. went clear 3rd 2out, not pace of first 2, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Buveur D'Air (11-7) at Kempton 2m (1) sft in Dec.

    Smaoineamh Alainn (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place 4th, closed next, 3rd last, led flat, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (3) sft in Dec beating Remiluc (11-12) by 2l, 10 ran.

    Duca De Thaix (FR) 11-4 (11-6) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and closer 2 out, ridden in 4th before last, no extra from last, 6th of 7, 22 3/4l behind Sandsend (10-13) at Naas 2m (1) Soft - Heavy in Jan.

    William H Bonney 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, steady headway before 2 out, weakened between last 2, hit last, 8th of 24, 24 1/4l behind Kalashnikov (11-5) at Newbury 2m hcp (1) sft in Feb.

    I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, at Kempton 2m 5f hcp lst (1) sft in Jan.

    Krugermac (IRE) 5-2fav (10-9) Raced on inside, off the pace in 4th place, closer 6th, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 8, 32 1/2l behind Dicosimo (12-0) at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Mar.

    Brahms De Clermont (FR) 9-4fav (11-4) Raced wide, tracked leader until pushed long over 3f out, chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Grapevine (11-4) at Kempton 2m (5) pol in Mar.