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5:30 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2017

Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

(Class 1) (0-140, 5yo+) (2m4f78yds) 2m4½f Old Good To Soft 16 fences
1st £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731 5th £1,876 6th £938

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 118 138 104 149
b g Shantou (USA) - Ghillie's Bay (IRE) (King's Ride)
Mid-division, hampered 9th, smooth headway to track leaders after 3 out, led soon after last, ran on well, ridden out (op 9/1 tchd 10/1)
2 
7 117 137 102 146
br g Presenting - Ouro Preto (Definite Article)
Mid-division, headway 9th, travelling well turning in, every chance last, soon ridden, kept on but not quite pace of winner (op 12/1)
3  nk [1½]
7 117 tp1 137 102 146
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Richs Mermaid (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Mid-division, badly hampered 8th, headway after 3 out, ridden into 3rd after last, kept on but not pace to get on terms with winner (tchd 13/2)
4  6 [7½]
7 118 h 138 97 141
ch g Trans Island - Black Ouzel (IRE) (Taipan)
Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, ridden to lead between last 2, not fluent last, soon headed, drifted left, no extra (op 20/1)
5  ¾ [8¼]
6 1110 140 98 146
b g Millenary - Welsh Ana (IRE) (Welsh Term)
Towards rear of midfield, headway after 4 out, close enough next, not clear run turning in, badly hampered next, soon ridden, stayed on from last but no chance after (op 20/1)
6  1 [9¼]
6 119 139 96 143
b g Shantou (USA) - Village Queen (IRE) (King's Theatre)
In touch, not fluent 3rd, mistake 10th, challenging when reached for 2 out, soon driven, chance last, stayed on same pace (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
7  3 [12¼]
8 118 tp 138 92 137
br g Kayf Tara - Full Of Elegance (FR) (Cadoudal)
Held up towards rear, hampered 9th, headway 4 out, close enough next, ridden when hampered next, stayed on same pace
8  [16¾]
8 118 138 88 139
ch g Golan (IRE) - Close To Home (IRE) (Be My Native)
Tracked leader, left in lead 8th, stumbled badly and headed next, in touch, headway after 4 out, challenged after next, ridden and every chance between last 2, no extra from last (op 40/1)
9  [20½]
7 1110 140 86 130
ch g Fruits Of Love (USA) - Zaffre (IRE) (Mtoto)
Mid-division, headway 11th, challenged 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and headed before last, faded run-in
10  11 [31½]
8 1112 142 77 122
b g Authorized (IRE) - Lauderdale (GER) (Nebos)
Raced keenly, held up, midfield 5th, headway 3 out, soon ridden, weakened next (op 16/1 tchd 11/1)
F   
8 1110 140
b g Dr Massini (IRE) - Flynn's Girl (IRE) (Mandalus)
Led, hit 2nd, fell 8th (op 7/1)
F   
8 119 t 139 138
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Thimble Royale (IRE) (Bob Back)
In touch, tracked leaders 10th, slight lead 3 out, ridden and narrowly headed when fell next (op 25/1)
F   
8 114 137
b g Well Chosen - Despute (IRE) (Be My Native)
Mid-division when fell 9th (op 12/1)
PU   
9 1110 140
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Loin De Moi (FR) (Loup Solitaire)
Held up towards rear, hampered 8th, pulled up before next (tchd 20/1 in places)
PU   
9 117 b1 137
ch g Robin Des Champs (FR) - Jolivia (FR) (Dernier Empereur)
In touch, not fluent 1st, tracked leaders 6th until weakened 11th, behind when blundered next, soon pulled up (vet reported gelding had bled from the nose) (op 16/1)
PU   
8 114 139
ch g Bach (IRE) - Diesel Dancer (IRE) (Toulon)
Towards rear of midfield, weakened 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 20/1)
PU   
8 117 t 137
b g Shantou (USA) - Gan Ainm (IRE) (Mujadil)
Never travelling towards rear, reminders after 5th, stumbled badly next, pulled up after 8th (op 16/1)
PU   
7 1110 140
gr g Fragrant Mix (IRE) - Leston Girl (FR) (Lesotho)
Mid-division, headway after 8th, led after 11th, headed when hit 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before next, pulled up before last (tchd 20/1 and 22/1 in a place)
PU   
6 119 h 139
bb g Kalanisi (IRE) - Sissinghurst Storm (IRE) (Good Thyne)
Chased leaders, slightly hampered 8th, weakened 11th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out (op 50/1)
PU   
7 119 tp1 139
br g Danroad (AUS) - Aphra Benn (IRE) (In The Wings)
Tracked leader, left in lead 9th until saddle slipped 11th, losing place when reached for 4 out, soon pulled up (op 10/1 tchd 12/1)
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