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14:55 Cheltenham

V-it Services Ltd Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 25.60s
  • Off Time: 14:56:35
  • 11 Ran
2
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink sash, armlets and cap
11/4
  • Form 47953U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 130

held up in rear, steady headway from 14th, chased leaders 2 out, stayed on same pace run-in

3
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 36B220
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 128

chased leaders until lost place 12th, behind when blundered 14th, tailed off when pulled up before last

4
Silk - Dark blue and light blue (halved), halved sleeves, red cap
  • Form 2-47311
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 127

took keen hold in mid-division, headway to track leader 17th until weakened 2 out

5
Silk - Red and Dark Blue check, White sleeves and cap
17/2
  • Form 21P/1P3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 126

tracked leader, led 10th, headed 2 out, edged right and rallied well run-in, just held

6
Silk - Mauve, White spots on sleeves
15/2
  • Form 413-P20
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 126

mid-division, headway to chase leaders and driven 13th, weakened 16th, tailed off when pulled up before last

7
Silk - Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap
8/1
  • Form 5331-F7
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 120

held up in rear, blundered 6th, 5 lengths 6th and going OK when fell 4 out

8
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap
15/2
  • Form 467551
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 118

always behind, hit 8th, driven along and no chance when slightly hampered 4 out

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Red Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue and Red check sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 1P6UP2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 118

mistake 1st, held up in rear, steady headway 10th, went 2nd 15th, led 2 out, driven and held on gamely run-in

10
Silk - Dark green, pink and white striped sleeves, pink cap
20/1
  • Form 5F-5706
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 116

led to 10th, chased leader to 15th, weakened next, 8th and beaten when fell 3 out

11
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap
16/1
  • Form 0/71126
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 115

chased leaders, weakened 15th, tailed off when pulled up before last

12
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 51-P32U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 101

mid-division, headway from 4 out, chased leaders approaching 2 out, stayed on under pressure run-in

1
NR
  • Form 341606
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 132

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Martha's Kinsman, Liverpool Echo and Sweet Diversion are three against the field in a tough race to call for punters with the narrow nomination going to Sweet Diversion. The selection relishes these conditions, has dropped to a handy mark and with his yard continuing in good form he looks the one to be on. Martha's Kinsman rates the main danger as he won well last time when beating Garryvoe but all his best form is over a longer trip and at likely odds he looks worth taking on. Liverpool Echo won well last time out when beating Englishtown but he looks vulnerable under his penalty in this more competitive affair. Kenzo was third behind Alderburn last time out and is another with place claims but he looks weighted up to his best. Of the remainder Alexanderthegreat looks on a handy mark and could go well at a price but for the winner we return to Sweet Diversion.

Formwatch

Sweet Diversion (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Prominent, ridden 17th, weakening when unseated rider at the last in race won by Parsons Legacy (10-5) at Wincanton 3m 1f lst hcp chs (1) gd in Nov, 12 ran.

Martha's Kinsman (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Close up, led 19th, soon clear, driven out flat, won at Ascot 3m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (2) gd in Mar beating Garryvoe (11-6) by 1l, 8 ran.

Kenzo Iii (FR) 16-1 (10-11) Led 2nd until 12th, close up, ridden after 14th, stayed on from last, 3rd of 17, 4l behind Alderburn (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Yardbird (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, 15th of 24, 46l behind Cloudy Lane (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m amt hcp chs 0-140 (2) gs in Mar.

Liverpool Echo (FR) 9-1 (11-7) Prominent, led 3rd to 5th, led 11th to 13th, led approaching 2 out, ran on, won at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Mar beating Englishtown (11-2) by 2l, 10 ran.

Alexanderthegreat (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) In touch, jumped slowly 8th (water), headway 13th, ridden after 4 out, stayed on to chase winner approaching last, no further impression flat, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Alderburn (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Bob The Builder 17-2 (11-6) Chased leader, mistake 6th, ridden after 10th, weakened after 13th, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind He's The Gaffer (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.

St Matthew (USA) 9-2 (11-5) Chased winner, took closer order 5th, lost place from 9th, 6th of 7, 19l behind Three Mirrors (10-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf.