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2:05 Cheltenham 11 Nov 2016

Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase

(Class 2) (4yo+) (2m4f78yds) 2m4½f Old Good 16 fences
1st £15,698 2nd £4,678 3rd £2,368 4th £1,213 5th £635.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 112 122 153
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Kestral Heights (IRE) (Eagle Eyed)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led 3 out, clear when pecked 2 out, soon ridden, in command when veered right run-in, ridden out (tchd 11/2)
2  10
8 112 111 142
ch g Robin Des Champs (FR) - Jolivia (FR) (Dernier Empereur)
Tracked leaders, pressed leader 9th, ridden to chase winner after 3 out, stayed on but held from next, never challenged winner (op 25/1)
3  7 [17]
6 1110 112 144
ch g Shirocco (GER) - Impudent (IRE) (In The Wings)
In touch, pushed along after 11th, outpaced after 3 out, plenty to do from next, stayed on well after last, snatched 3rd close home (tchd 9/2)
4  ½ [17½]
6 117 143 108 138
b g Smadoun (FR) - Kinevees (FR) (Hard Leaf)
Held up, close enough 4th 3 out, soon ridden, soon one pace, snatched 4th final strides (op 12/1)
5  ½ [18]
6 117 108 139
br g Danroad (AUS) - Aphra Benn (IRE) (In The Wings)
Disputed lead most of way until left in lead after 7th, joined again next, headed 3 out, soon ridden, held from next, weakened and lost 2 places final 120yds (op 5/1)
6 112
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Circle The Wagons (IRE) (Commanche Run)
Led most of way until lost action and pulled up after 7th (vet reported the gelding was lame behind) (op 7/4)
5 117 142
gr g Arcadio (GER) - Gypsy Kelly (IRE) (Roselier)
In touch, struggling 10th, losing touch when pulled up after 12th
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