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2:40 Cheltenham 24 Oct 2020

Best Odds At Matchbook Novices' Chase (GBB Race)

(Class 2) (4yo+) (2m3f166yds) 2m4f Old Good 14 fences
1st £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 118 146 126 150
gr g Fair Mix (IRE) - Laureldean Belle (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Led, not fluent and briefly headed 5 out, good jump 4 out, headed but going okay 3 out, shaken up and led again approaching last, another good jump last, hung left and idled run-in, ridden out final 110yds, always doing enough (op 7/4 tchd 85/40)
9 118 137 124 148
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Run For Cover (IRE) (Lafontaine I)
Tracked leader, pressed leader 10th, briefly led 5 out, led again 3 out, ridden 2 out, headed approaching last, hung left then kept on but no impression run-in (op 13/2 tchd 9/2 and tchd 7/1)
3  5 [6½]
7 118 138 119 143
b g Fuisse (FR) - Edelmira (FR) (Kahyasi)
Held up in behind leaders, nudged along after 3 out, ridden when not fluent 2 out, soon held, not fluent last, drifted left and no impression run-in (op 7/2)
4  61 [67½]
6 113 143 50 95
b g Yeats (IRE) - Heath Heaven (Alflora)
Novicey jumping, held up in behind leaders, blundered 1st, soon dropped to last, became detached and niggled along after 6th, tailed off from 5 out (jockey said gelding slipped on the approach to the first two fences and lost its confidence thereafter) (tchd 13/8)
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