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16:50 Cheltenham

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 23 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 56y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £70,000 added
  • Winner: £43,792
  • 2nd: £12,936
  • 3rd: £6,468
  • 4th: £3,234
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 22.10s
  • Off Time: 16:51:46
  • 23 Ran
1
Silk - Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
11/1
  • Form 1-32161
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 144

prominent, led after 2nd, clear briefly after 3 out, went clear again when not fluent last, soon hung right, stayed on well

2
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 3130-2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 144

mid-division, headway after 2 out, stayed on flat, went 4th towards finish

3
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond
50/1
  • Form U-2320P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 143

always in rear

4
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, red cap
33/1
  • Form P61322-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 143

held up towards rear, ridden and headway approaching last, kept on, not reach leaders

5
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star
  • Form 13-1129
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 142

held up in mid-division, headway on outside 7th, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner, lost 2nd towards finish

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, white cap
  • Form 24-1493
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 140

held up towards rear, hit 2nd, well beaten after 2 out

7
Silk - Emerald Green & yellow hoops, Royal Blue cap
50/1
  • Form 1P/1-335
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 140

chased leaders, took keen hold, not much room before 3 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out

8
Silk - Purple, orange star, hooped sleeves and stars on cap
25/1
  • Form 8-72111
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 140

mid-division on outside, took keen hold, headway before 5th, mistake 2 out, lost place before last

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, armlets and diamonds on cap
25/1
  • Form 1-21841
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 139

prominent, mistake 2nd, every chance 2 out, beaten last, faded flat

10
Silk - Yellow, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap
33/1
  • Form 2217-50
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 139

mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened before last

11
Silk - Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap
12/1
  • Form 106-133
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 138

held up towards rear, not much room 1st, some headway after 2 out, weakened before last

12
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap
  • Form 32-4131
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 138

led until after 2nd, stayed handy, ridden and weakened before last

13
Silk - Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star
  • Form 1/11-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 138

held up in rear on outside, headway 7th, ridden before last, soon beaten, weakened flat

14
Silk - Royal Blue, Beige sleeves
80/1
  • Form 112212
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 137

held up in rear, headway on outside after 3 out, weakened well before last

15
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Green star, sleeves and star on cap
13/2
  • Form 2-1213
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 137

tracked leaders on inside, hit 3rd and 6th, weakened before last

16
Silk - Red, pink hoop and armlets
  • Form 5-1125
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 137

tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, 3rd when mistake last, kept on same pace flat

17
Silk - Black, pink epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 141P-26
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 137

chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, not quicken approaching last, kept on flat

18
Silk - Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 2742-12
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 137

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened

20
Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
12/1
  • Form 23-1313
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 137

mid-division on inside, lost place after 3 out, well beaten next

21
Silk - Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap
  • Form 432-12
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 136

held up towards rear, some headway after 3 out, blundered 2 out, soon behind

22
Silk - Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap

Poppy Kay

34 D
66/1
  • Form 12-1310
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 136

mid-division, hit 5th, hampered and stumbled after 7th, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up before last

23
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink disc, Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink spots
33/1
  • Form 2-1237
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 136

held up in rear, headway from last bend, 4th last, stayed on well, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner

24
Silk - RED, BLACK armlets
  • Form 33/11-21
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 136

tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, well beaten after

19
NR
  • Form 121533
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 137

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This race has been dominated by second-season hurdlers but Carter Mckay, Burrows Saint and Deal D'estruval are bidding to give their stable a fourth win in eight years though last year’s winning trainer, Gordon Elliott has the top three in the weights and also Flawless Escape, who has been the subject of ante-post support. In need of the experience when beaten by Burrows Saint at Punchestown, he came up against a well-handicapped horse last time after winning at Leopardstown and remains unexposed. MELROSE BOY ran well behind Wednesday’s Coral Cup second Topofthegame at Sandown last month, despite finding the extended 2m7f a shade too far. Earlier form, including around here, stands up to scrutiny and Harry Fry’s charge should be in the firing-line again having only gone up 2lb. Bryony Frost and James Bowen have been two of the finds of the National Hunt season and partner Brelan D'As and Diese Des Bieffes respectively - the latter may be the pick of the Henderson trio. Coeur de Lion had an unusual prep race for this, winning a staying handicap on Fibresand, and is no forlorn hope.

Formwatch

Blow By Blow (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd after 4 out, headway to lead 2 out, ridden to assert approaching last where left clear, kept on well, won at Thurles 2m 4f (1) sft in Feb beating Gun Digger (11-0) by 14l, 6 ran.

Sire Du Berlais (FR) 13-2 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, some headway after 4 out, went 4th entering straight, pushed along and no impression approaching last, kept on one pace into 2nd run-in, 2nd of 12, 5 1/2l behind Out Of The Loop (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp sft in Feb.

Flaxen Flare (IRE) 40-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression before 4 out, behind and pulled up before 3 out, at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp hvy in Jan.

Dream Berry (FR) 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 14th approaching 4th, improved into 7th approaching straight, stayed on well run-in, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 24, 1/2l behind Open Eagle (11-8) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.

Early Doors (FR) 20-1 (11-9) Held up, 10th after 3rd, no impression approaching straight, 9th of 11, 20 1/2l behind Samcro (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m (1) sft in Feb.

No Hassle Hoff (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) In rear, hampered 3 out, headway before 2 out, ridden and not fluent last, no extra, 3rd of 5, 6 1/4l behind Donna's Diamond (11-2) at Haydock 2m 7f (1) hvy in Feb.

Brelan D'As (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, hit 4th, driven and outpaced when not fluent 4 out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, dist behind Allysson Monterg (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f (3) hvy in Feb.

Tommy Rapper (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, led after last, held on towards finish, won at Haydock 2m 7f hcp (2) hvy in Feb beating Theo's Charm (11-3) by nk, 11 ran.

Brillare Momento (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Led until 2nd, remained prominent, led 3 out, challenged next, kept on well under pressure, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Feb beating Red Indian (12-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Coeur de Lion 13-8fav (9-7) Behind, pushed along before halfway, headway on outside from over 3f out, led over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Southwell 2m hcp (3) pol in Feb beating Mixboy (9-12) by 1l, 7 ran.

Carter Mckay 9-2 (11-10) Held up, soon raced in moderate 5th, pushed along to close approaching straight, challenged and every chance last, one pace run-in, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Tower Bridge (11-8) at Leopardstown 2m 6f (1) sft in Feb.

Delire D'Estruval (FR) 11-8 (11-8) Made all, clear before last, easily, won at Towcester 2m (4) sft in Feb beating Harefield (11-8) by 9l, 7 ran.

Mr Big Shot (IRE) 1-8fav (11-6) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, soon clear, kept on strongly, won at Carlisle 2m 1f (4) gs in Apr beating Skipthescales (11-0) by 17l, 11 ran.

Arthington 11-1 (11-10) Tracked leading pair, pushed along between last 2, left 2nd and slightly hampered last, stayed on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Countister (10-13) at Sandown 2m (3) sft in Feb.

Flawless Escape 7-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 8th, 2nd approaching 2 out, slight mistake last and one pace run-in, 3rd of 16, 3 3/4l behind Total Recall (10-4) at Leopardstown 3m hcp sft in Feb.

Diese Des Bieffes (FR) 5-1fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and outpaced before next, 5th and one pace last, 5th of 16, 3 3/4l behind William Henry (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp lst (1) sft in Jan.

Lough Derg Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and outpaced next, plugged on run-in, 6th of 24, 23 3/4l behind Kalashnikov (11-5) at Newbury 2m hcp (1) sft in Feb.

Burrows Saint (FR) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway approaching 3 out, 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, no extra approaching last, kept on one pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 16l behind Dortmund Park (11-2) at Thurles 2m 6f hvy in Jan.

Melrose Boy (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside into mid-division before 7th, chasing leaders when hit 3 out, 2nd soon after next, held when lost 2nd last, stayed on same pace run-in, 3rd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Topofthegame (11-7) at Sandown 2m 7f hcp (1) sft in Feb.

Deal D'Estruval (FR) 9-1 (10-0) A little keen early, soon mid-division, ridden and headway to chase winner last, challenged and every chance run-in, kept on without matching winner closing stages, 2nd of 28, 1 1/4l behind Off You Go (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Feb.

Poppy Kay 25-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway on inside approaching 3 out, weakening when mistake next, eased, tailed off, 19th of 24, dist behind Kalashnikov (11-5) at Newbury 2m hcp (1) sft in Feb.

Discorama (FR) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in 6th, headway after 4 out, went 2nd and mistake 3 out, soon ridden, 4th 2 out, weakened, mistake at last, 7th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Hardline (11-7) at Naas 2m (1) sft in Feb.

Brave Eagle (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Tracked leader until 2nd next, hit 5th and next, soon in rear, reminders and struggling 4 out, still last and plenty to do when switched left to avoid faller 2 out, went 3rd and hit last, stayed on strongly to lead near finish, won at Newbury 2m 5f hcp (2) hvy in Dec beating Theligny (11-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Amour de Nuit (IRE) 9-5 (11-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4th, dived at 2 out, 3rd and beaten from last, no extra, 3rd of 5, 5 3/4l behind Dear Sire (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (2) gs in Feb.