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12:50 Cheltenham 1 Jan 2020

Markel Insurance Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (0-145, 5yo+) (3m2f70yds) 3m2½f New Soft 22 fences
1st £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155 5th £577.50 6th £290

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
12 100 tp 124 117 135
b g Presenting - Howaya Pet (IRE) (Montelimar)
Held up, pushed along 16th, headway 3 out, chased leader next, led approaching and not fluent last, ridden clear flat (op 5/1)
2 
11 1112 p 143 133 148
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Wyldello (Supreme Leader)
Led to 6th, chased leader to 18th, outpaced 3 out, rallied flat, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd near finish (vet said gelding lost left-fore shoe) (op 7/2)
3  ½ [5¼]
9 118 t 139 128 143
b g Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) - Zalida (IRE) (Machiavellian)
Held up, headway 8th, hampered bend after 12th, chased leader 18th, led next, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra flat (vet said gelding suffered post-race heat stress)
4  [9]
10 115 143 129 147
b g Kayf Tara - Mille Et Une (FR) (Trempolino)
Held up, mistake 3rd, hit 9th, headway after 12th, soon lost place, mistake 15th, headway 18th, hit next, every chance approaching 2 out, soon ridden, weakened last (op 20/1)
5  [10¼]
8 114 135 120 136
b g Brian Boru - Bodega Bay (IRE) (Presenting)
Chased leaders, hampered 12th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace (tchd 10/1)
6  13 [23¼]
9 1013 v 135 109 121
ch g Stowaway - Hard Luck (IRE) (Old Vic)
Prominent, ridden after 3 out, weakened next (tchd 17/2)
7  [28¾]
10 119 p1 140 109 121
b g Milan - Crevamoy (IRE) (Shardari)
Held up, headway 14th, lost place after 18th, rallied approaching 3 out, weakened next (op 4/1)
PU   
11 112 p 133
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Cresswell Native (IRE) (Be My Native)
Chased leaders, lost place 8th, behind from 13th, pulled up before 15th
PU   
12 106 tp 123
b g Milan - Sovereign Star (IRE) (Taufan)
Held up, hung right approaching 14th, blundered next, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 18th (jockey said gelding made a mistake) (op 16/1)
PU   
8 114 135
gr g Fragrant Mix (IRE) - Morvandelle (FR) (Video Rock)
Chased leader until led 6th, jumped left 12th, headed 19th, weakened before next, behind when pulled up before 2 out (op 8/1 tchd 17/2)
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