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13:15 Cheltenham

Velcourt Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 19 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 26y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,000 added
  • Winner: £7,507
  • 2nd: £2,218
  • 3rd: £1,109
  • 4th: £554
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 24.40s
  • Off Time: 13:15:58
  • 19 Ran
1
Silk - WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star
25/1
  • Form 19412-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

held up towards rear, struggling after 6th, never involved

2
Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
11/4
  • Form 6/323-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 123

mid-division on outside, headway after 4 out, soon tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, led between last 2, stayed on well

3
Silk - Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 1543-31
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 122

tracked leaders, lost place when blundered 4 out, not recover, soon pulled up

4
Silk - Dark green and red (quartered), white sleeves, dark green armlets, red cap
14/1
  • Form 315-236
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 121

in touch on outside, challenged after 4 out, lost place before 2 out, no impression with leaders when ridden and hung left flat, lost 4th near finish

6
Silk - Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 222415
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 120

mid-division on inside, headway to join leaders after 6th, lost place after 3 out, weakened from next

7
Silk - Maroon and White diamonds, halved sleeves, Maroon cap
28/1
  • Form 32-22
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 120

mid-division, weakened after 4 out, tailed off next, soon pulled up

8
Silk - Red, light green diamonds on sleeves and cap

Tarrona

230
50/1
  • Form 60822F-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 120

never better than mid-division, weakened after 4 out, tailed off

9
Silk - Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 81374-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 119

in touch on inside, blundered and lost place 4 out, soon behind and pulled up

10
Silk - BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap
10/1
  • Form 532/126-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 119

slowly away, behind, headway after 3 out, ridden to chase clear leaders after 2 out, kept on same pace, took 4th near finish, not trouble leaders

11
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
7/2
  • Form 42433-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 118

with leader, led narrowly after 4 out, headed next, soon ridden, lost place after 2 out, no impression after

14
Silk - Dark blue, white spots, white and dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 16-421P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 115

tracked leaders, challenged after 4 out, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, no impression after, well held when not much room on inside flat

15
Silk - Royal blue, yellow braces, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets
14/1
  • Form 3P-5PP8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 115

led 1st to next, prominent on outside, led again narrowly 4th, mistake 4 out, soon headed, weakened 2 out

16
Silk - White, red chevron, diabolo on sleeves
25/1
  • Form 229-842
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 113

mid-division, weakened 2 out

17
Silk - Dark blue, red cross belts, white sleeves, dark blue armlets and star on white cap
  • Form 7727-32
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 112

mid-division, outpaced 2 out, never near leaders, weakened last

18
Silk - Red, white star, chevrons on sleeves
66/1
  • Form 232446
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 112

in touch, led narrowly 2nd to 4th, soon pushed along, weakened before 3 out

20
Silk - Dark green, maroon hoops, maroon cap
  • Form 43413-6
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 110

tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2 out, never on terms, weakened flat

21
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots
40/1
  • Form 7-02731
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 108

held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 3rd after 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace before last, no impression with front pair

22
Silk - White, Black hoops, White sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 94-4506
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 108

tracked leaders, led 3 out, driven and headed between last 2, ridden last, kept on same pace, no impression with winner flat

24
Silk - Emerald green, white chevrons and sleeves, emerald green cap
  • Form 1-403P7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 106

always behind, tailed off 3 out

12
NR

Tempuran

10 D
8/1
  • Form 66-3421
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 118

NonRunner

23
NR

Samson

2 p
50/1
  • Form 143158
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 108

NonRunner

19
NR
  • Form 711-462
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 110

NonRunner

13
NR
  • Form 700211
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 117

NonRunner

5
NR
8/1
  • Form 31124-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 120

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This is wide-open but Harry Fry has trained the last two winners, who both arrived fresh, so MELROSE BOY is expected to go well. The latter placed in all three starts over timber last season including a third at Wetherby in January when last in action. Oski won a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter recently while Sheer Poetry won over fences at Worcester last time. Tempuran and the progressive Undefined Beauty have both been raised 10lb for winning handicaps on their respective latest starts while Black Ivory and Sunnytahliateigan were both placed in handicaps last time and Tynecastle Park finished runner-up in a novices’ race over today’s trip at Kempton.

Formwatch

Potters Story 16-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 19th of 21, dist behind Master Dancer (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Melrose Boy (FR) 7-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leader before 3 out until before last, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Eaton Hill (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gs in Jan.

Oski (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Made all, driven clear 2 out, not fluent last, ran on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (5) sft in Oct beating Fisherman Frank (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.

Buckle Street 25-1 (11-2) In touch, driven and lost place after 3 out, soon outpaced, ridden and kept on under pressure from last, not pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 21, 18 1/4l behind Master Dancer (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Rebel Yeats (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, kept on under pressure before last, just failed for 4th, no impression with leaders, 5th of 15, 12 1/4l behind Brown Bear (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Tynecastle Park 22-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, kept on to take 2nd place run-in, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Present Man (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f (4) gd in Oct.

Tarrona 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, driven in 3rd when fell 2 out, at Ludlow 2m 5f (4) gs in Apr.

Another Frontier (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Led to after 1st, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, close up 2 out, soon ridden, lost place last, no extra, 5th of 15, 8 1/2l behind Bon Chic (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (3) gs in Oct.

Lip Service (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra from 3 out, 6th of 8, 21 3/4l behind Hurricane Ben (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.

Wylde Magic (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 2nd 6th, led before 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, chased winner until approaching the last, kept on same pace in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 5 1/4l behind Culture De Sivola (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gs in Oct.

Maguire's Glen (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) In touch, weakened before 3 out, pulled up, at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Oct.

Cottersrock (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway 5th, close up on outer 3 out, ridden and lost place after next, beaten when not fluent last, 8th of 21, 19 1/4l behind Master Dancer (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Oct.

Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Rear, 8th halfway, good headway to close before 3 out, 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression on leader before last where not fluent, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Granny Biddy (11-11) at Cork 2m 4f hcp sft in Nov.

Atlantic Grey (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Prominent, outpaced when not fluent 2 out, rallied to chase winner last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Free Range (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn (4) gd in Nov.

Gran Maestro (USA) 16-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, pushed along after 8th, weakened before next, 6th of 8, 30 1/2l behind Culture De Sivola (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gs in Oct.

Cornish Warrior (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, soon outpaced, some late minor headway, 6th of 12, 18 1/2l behind Arty Campbell (10-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Sheer Poetry (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) In rear, headway before 5 out, led before 2 out, kept on strongly, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Oct beating Song Saa (11-8) by 17l, 8 ran.

Charlie's Charm (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, dropped towards rear after 4 out and pushed along after next, no impression and kept on past beaten horses from before last, 6th of 15, 16 1/4l behind Canny Tom (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f Yielding in Oct.

Lambs Lane (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Soon towards rear, closer order approaching 4 out, slight mistake 3 out, no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra, not fluent last, 7th of 9, 34 3/4l behind Just Get Cracking (11-9) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp Yielding in Oct.

Tempuran 9-2fav (11-0) Made all, not fluent 6th, drawing clear when not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Nov beating Little Chunk (11-10) by 7l, 12 ran.

Samson 50-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, hit 4 out, outpaced 2 out, soon ridden, no impression after, 8th of 19, 20 1/2l behind Magic Dancer (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Sunnytahliateigan (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, effort to challenge before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Golan Fortune (11-3) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Undefined Beauty (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, led last, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov beating Wide Awake (11-3) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.

Black Ivory 15-2 (11-5) Towards rear, headway after 4 out, chased leaders 2 out, went 2nd last, ridden and kept on flat, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Bon Chic (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (3) gs in Oct.