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16:40 Cheltenham

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 23 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £45,000 added
  • Winner: £28,179
  • 2nd: £8,325
  • 3rd: £4,162
  • 4th: £2,084
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 45.20s
  • Off Time: 16:41:09
  • 23 Ran
1
Silk - White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap
28/1
  • Form 182532
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 140

in touch, lost place and outpaced approaching 7th, rallied before 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on under pressure, headed near finish

2
Silk - White, Dark Green hoops and armlets

Barizan (IRE)

41 v C
16/1
  • Form 1-37365
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 140

took keen hold, led, hit 2nd, ridden and headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
14/1
  • Form 131866
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 140

chased leaders, close 3rd after 3 out, weakened after next

4
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue star, armlets and star on cap

Shalone

27 D
20/1
  • Form 111/3-55
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 139

mid-division, headway approaching 7th, not much room on bend before last, close 5th when fell soon after

5
Silk - Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star
  • Form 121-151
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 138

chased leaders, hit 3rd, fell 7th

6
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow stars, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star
20/1
  • Form U620-34
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 138

in touch, challenged 2 out, every chance last, lost 2nd towards finish, stayed on same pace close home

7
Silk - Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap
25/1
  • Form 121252
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 137

held up towards rear, blundered 5th, edged left and headway under pressure approaching last, stayed on flat, never dangerous

8
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap

Qaspal (FR)

370 D
10/1
  • Form 966111-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 137

held up towards rear, mid-division 3 out, no chance with leaders when badly hampered by faller approaching last

9
Silk - Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap
33/1
  • Form 09-1139
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 136

held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, mid-division 3 out, no impression

10
Silk - Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 22142-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 135

held up in rear, brought down 7th

11
Silk - Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 1-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 134

held up in rear, mid-division and plenty to do 2 out, 7th and stayed on well approaching last, went 3rd last, ran on flat to lead near finish

12
Silk - Black, Light Green stars on sleeves

Riptide

124 b D
66/1
  • Form 5012-10
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 133

prominent, ridden after 5th, weakened 7th

13
Silk - RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap
13/2
  • Form 312-831
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 133

mid-division, headway after 7th, tracking leaders on bend before last, soon weakened

14
Silk - Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap

Hollins

29
16/1
  • Form 31305-3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 132

mid-division, ridden after 2 out, stayed on approaching last, kept on flat, going on towards finish, never nearer

15
Silk - Red, Black stars, Red sleeves, Black spots and stars on cap
28/1
  • Form 01/0035
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 130

held up towards rear, hit 1st, ridden 5th, never in contention

16
Silk - Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves, cerise cap
  • Form F1235
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 138

chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, led after 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra final 100 yards

17
Silk - RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap
  • Form 2-24243
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 130

held up towards rear, hit 3rd, mistake 6th, moderate progress but no chance when hampered by faller approaching last

18
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
  • Form 331513
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 128

held up towards rear, headway 7th, mistake 2 out, soon weakened

20
Silk - Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves
16/1
  • Form 3-21618
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 128

prominent, ridden and about 8th when brought down 7th

21
Silk - Light blue, maroon chevron, striped sleeves, maroon cap
  • Form 743-937
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 128

mid-division, ridden and weakened 6th, pulled up after 3 out

22
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 2-14285
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 128

prominent, not fluent 4th, mistake next, outpaced 7th, stayed on flat, no impression

23
Silk - Black and Pink diabolo, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Pink quartered cap

Sahrati

22 BFD
100/1
  • Form 6-31118
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 127

mistake 4th, always in rear, tailed off

24
Silk - Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap
  • Form F-53582
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 127

took keen hold in mid-division, hampered 7th, headway after 3 out, tracking leaders after next, 5th and beaten when mistake last, weakened flat

19
NR
  • Form 725536
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 128

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A strange looking handicap with only 14lb covering the 24 runners. Sir Des Champs made a winning debut for Willie Mullins on soft ground at Navan after a heavy-going victory at Auteuil previously. How he'll handle the quicker ground is unknown but he could well prove a blot on the handicap. Ian Popham was on board when King Of The Night scored over 2m4f at Doncaster and an earlier success on this track points to the chance of Paul Nicholls' charge. David Pipe has had plenty of goes at winning this but has yet to succeed. This time he relies solely on Shoegazer, an impressive winner at Ffos Las and progressing nicely enough to make his presence felt. Evan Williams has booked top Irish conditional Bryan Cooper for SIBERIAN TIGER and can be rewarded as the six-year-old, runner-up to Ashkazar in a Listed contest at Sandown last April and better for a recent run behind Binocular on the Esher track, looks just the type for a race that is always run at a helter-skelter pace. With Philip Hobbs' yard in good form it should be no problem that the improving Qaspal hasn't had a run since landing the Imperial Cup at Sandown a year ago and he rates a major threat though the stable are also represented by the very consistent Karasenir.

Formwatch

Son Of Flicka 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, hard driven after 4 out, stayed on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov.

Barizan (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, lost place 4 out, soon behind, tailed off when mistake 3 out, last of 5, 35l behind Oscar Whisky (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m hdl (2) gs in Feb.

Astracad (FR) 7-2 (11-12) Held up in touch, raced keen, pushed along and hit 2 out, soon weakened, hit last, 6th of 15, 22l behind Bobs Worth (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.

Shalone 15-2 (11-0) Mid-division, hit 3rd, left disputing 4th and hampered 6th, hit next, challenged and every chance on outside 2 out, 3rd and held when hit last, soon lost 3rd, lost 4th post, 5th of 11, 6l behind Act Of Kalanisi (10-0) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb.

King Of The Night (GER) 7-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) gd in Jan beating Basford Bob (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

First Point (GER) 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division on outside, headway and effort after 3 out, every chance when hampered next, no extra approaching last, 4th of 19, 11l behind James De Vassy (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gs in Jan.

Karasenir (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Led after 1st, headed 3rd, led again 5th, headed 2 out, rallied flat, stayed on well, 2nd of 7, hd behind Ciceron (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Jan.

Qaspal (FR) 11-4fav (10-3) Held up behind, headway 3 out, effort next, went 2nd before last, ridden and stayed on to lead flat, won at Sandown 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) gs in Mar '10 beating Oldrik (10-8) by 2l, 23 ran.

Palomar (USA) 33-1 (10-10) In touch on outside, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, behind when hampered next, 9th of 15, 24l behind Recession Proof (10-8) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Feb.

Siberian Tiger (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, hit 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, soon 3rd and beaten, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Binocular (11-8) at Sandown 2m Listed hdl (1) gd in Feb.

Sir Des Champs (FR) 11-8fav (11-10) Always prominent, disputed lead from 2nd, narrow advantage after next, headed 4 out but remained prominent travelling well on outer, shaken up to lead before last, stayed on well, not extended, won at Navan 2m hdl sft in Jan beating White Star Line (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.

Riptide 14-1 (11-6) Led went right 3rd, headed after after 4th, stayed front rank until weakened after 4out, 13th of 17, well behind Grands Crus (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs in Nov.

Shoegazer (IRE) 10-11fav (11-3) Held up in touch, keen hold, headway approaching 5th, not fluent 3 out, soon driven to challenge, led last, stayed on strongly, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Feb beating Benfleet Boy (11-8) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Hollins 33-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, no impression from next, kept on one pace, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 27l behind Peddlers Cross (11-10) at Kelso 2m 2f hdl (2) sft in Feb.

Higgy's Boy (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Behind, pushed along from 3rd, strong reminders 5th, 15th 2 out, switched inside and headway under pressure between last 2, 8th last, ridden and stayed on flat, never reached leaders, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind L'Accordioniste (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Dec.

Indian Daudaie (FR) 10-3 (11-0) Raced in 2nd, led before 2 out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed entering straight, no extra from before last, 5th of 11, 8l behind Unaccompanied (10-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Feb.

Monetary Fund (USA) 12-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, chased winner 7th, lost 2nd last, weakened flat, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Dynaste (10-6) at Taunton 2m 3f cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Dec.

Prince du Seuil (FR) 5-1 (11-12) Held up in last trio, steady headway after 3 out, chased leading trio before 2 out, hit last, stayed on flat, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Aviador (11-3) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Feb.

Mister Hyde (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Mid-division, mistake 3 out, soon closed, ridden and weakened 2 out, 8th of 20, 32l behind Kilcrea Kim (10-12) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Feb.

La Bombonera (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged 6th, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 7, well behind Numide (11-6) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.

Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 7th and reminder, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 8, 21l behind Back In Focus (11-4) at Haydock 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.

Sahrati 15-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along when not fluent 6th, lost place after 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, soon eased, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Grand Zouki (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.

Kauto Relko (FR) 14-1 (10-8) Mid-division on outside, switched inside and headway after 3 out, led next, soon ridden, kept until headed and no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Pegasus Prince (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Feb.

Dantari (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led and clear to 5th, headed after 3 out, ridden and lost place after next, no impression approaching last, 6th of 22, 15l behind Carlito Brigante (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd.