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  • 15:45 Showcase Trophy 3m 1f

  • (Handicap Chase) £50,000 added 4yo+ 13 ran
  • Winner £31,280 2nd £9,240 3rd £4,620 4th £2,310
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 6m 34.80s
  • Off time: 15:48:18

Full result

15:45 Cheltenham Result 18th October 2014
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Roalco De Farges (FR) 10-11 T J O'Brien P J Hobbs 9 8/1
Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, led 2 out, driven and stayed on well flat, clear towards finish opened 10/1 touched 10/1
2nd Standing Ovation (IRE) 10-6 T Scudamore D Pipe 7 5/1f
Pressed leader, not fluent 1st, pecked slightly 4 out, headed 2 out, still every chance after last, no impression towards finish opened 5/1 touched 5/1
3rd 2 Alfie Spinner (IRE) 10-4 P J Brennan Nick Williams 9 12/1
Chased leaders, went close up 12th, every chance 3 out, 3rd last, stayed on same pace opened 12/1 touched 12/1
4th Chicago Grey (IRE) 11-2 K C Sexton (3) G Elliott 11 25/1
Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, not fluent 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, went 4th flat, stayed on, not able to get on terms opened 33/1 touched 33/1
5th Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 11-5 R Johnson P J Hobbs 9 7/1
Held up in rear, mistake 5th (water), mistake 13th, ridden 4 out, not fluent 3 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, switched right before last, no impression flat opened 11/1 touched 11/1
6th Golden Chieftain (IRE) 10-11 Brendan Powell C L Tizzard 9 7/1
Mid-division, closed 6th, mistake 15th, challenged after 3 out, 4th and one pace last, weakened final 100 yards opened 8/1 touched 8/1
7th Mart Lane (IRE) 11-4 D A Jacob Dr R D P Newland 9 11/1
Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 14th, weakened before 2 out opened 10/1 touched 12/1
8th 3 Me And Ben (IRE) 10-7 Conor Shoemark (3) F O'Brien 7 9/1
Held up towards rear, headway 15th, ridden after 4 out, lost place before 2 out opened 17/2 touched 9/1
9th ¾ Midnight Appeal 11-2 Wayne Hutchinson A King 9 8/1
Mid-division, blundered 1st, headway 11th, mistake 3 out, 5th when mistake 2 out, no extra and not fluent last, weakened flat opened 8/1 touched 8/1
10th 10 Your Busy (IRE) 11-0 D J Casey J Nash 11 33/1
Led until 14th, every chance 3 out, weakened before next opened 28/1 touched 33/1
11th 6 Dursey Sound (IRE) 11-4 B J Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill 6 8/1
Held up towards rear on outside, ridden after 4 out, headway when mistake 3 out, weakened from 2 out opened 15/2 touched 8/1
PU Mon Parrain (FR) 11-7 Nick Scholfield P F Nicholls 8 16/1
Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, pushed along in last when not fluent 12th, tailed off 16th, soon pulled up opened 14/1 touched 16/1
PU Sire Collonges (FR) 11-7 Sam Twiston-Davies P F Nicholls 8 11/1
Tracked leaders, pushed along 15th, lost place next, well beaten after 4 out, pulled up before next opened 12/1 touched 14/1
NR Le Bec (FR) 11-12 Aidan Coleman Miss E C Lavelle 6

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££3.40,£2.40,£4.70
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£8.90 2&3:£18.20 1&3:£22.40

Placepot: £240.30, Pool: £124325.65, 377.62 winning tickets
Quadpot: £63.90, Pool: £5485.94, 63.45 winning tickets

Verdict

Philip Hobbs: "It was a very good performance. It will probably be the Badger Beer at Wincanton or the Hennessy next, I would think. One of those is most likely.''