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14:25 Cheltenham

Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase (Class 2)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 78y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,640
  • 2nd: £4,620
  • 3rd: £2,310
  • 4th: £1,155
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 20.80s
  • Off Time: 14:26:17
  • 4 Ran
1
  • Form: 11112-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 151
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: B J Cooper

blundered 1st, tracked leader, reached for 4 out, soon close up, led after next, headed after 2 out, ridden and rallied to regain lead flat, going away towards finish

2
12/1
  • Form: 81614-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 135
  • Trainer: Nick Williams
  • Jockey: Lizzie Kelly

led, headed after 3 out, kept on on until ridden and outpaced by front pair from last

3
  • Form: 1/1512-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 146
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: B J Geraghty

hampered 1st, held up mainly in 3rd, close up after 4 out, driven to chase winner after next, led after 2 out, jumped big last, ridden and headed flat, no extra towards finish

4
5/2
  • Form: 11/2121-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 145
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: D N Russell

went right and bumped 1st, continued to jump right and not fluent in rear after, tack slipped and pulled up after 7th

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In depth

Verdict

FINIAN’S OSCAR wasn’t foot-perfect at Chepstow but still won in a canter. One of last season’s top novice hurdlers, he has the potential to be even better over fences so is taken to double his tally despite giving 8lb to his rivals. Movewiththetimes jumped well for a novice and wasn’t given a hard time behind North Hill Harvey here last month. He’s another nice prospect as is William Henry, a dual hurdles winner with a very solid track record. He will have had plenty of schooling while Coo Star Sivola looked in need of the run when favourite on his reappearance and did finish ahead of a subsequent winner.

Formwatch

Finian's Oscar (IRE) 1-3fav (11-2) Held up in 4th place, not fluent 3rd, tracked leading pair 8th, closing quickly when left in 2nd place bend after 11th, led on bit 4 out, cruised clear, not extended, won at Chepstow 2m 3f lst (1) gs in Oct beating Tintern Theatre (11-2) by 11l, 4 ran.

Coo Star Sivola (FR) 5-2fav (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway on wide outside before 5 out, soon no impression and weakened, 5th of 6, 18 1/4l behind Mia's Storm (10-7) at Chepstow 3m (3) gd in Oct.

Movewiththetimes (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, tracked leaders 9th, effort on outside approaching 2 out, soon driven and one pace, ridden after last, no impression in 4th flat, 4th of 7, 5 1/4l behind North Hill Harvey (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m (2) gd in Oct.

William Henry (IRE) 8-15fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 2 out, led after home bend, clear when mistake last, ran on well, easily, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f (2) gd in Apr beating Blairs Cove (11-0) by 6l, 5 ran.