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2:40 Naas (IRE) 23 Feb 2020

Paddy Power Road To Cheltenham Novice Handicap Chase (Grade B)

(5yo+) 2m4f Heavy 13 fences
1st €29,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €2,000 5th €1,000 6th €500


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 109 120 133
gr g Stowaway - Belle Innocence (FR) (Turgeon)
Held up in touch, mistake 6th, not fluent in 7th next, slight mistake in 8th 3 out, headway 2 out and pushed along, soon switched right and ridden, stayed on well for pressure to lead run-in (op 7/1)
9 912 h 114 124
b m Yeats (IRE) - Afasheen (IRE) (Presenting)
Mid-division, going well in 7th after 3 out, progress near side before next where pecked slightly, ridden in 2nd after last and led narrowly briefly run-in until soon headed, no impression on winner near finish (op 7/1)
3  4 [7½]
7 1012 p 130 136
b g Diamond Boy (FR) - Vamuna (FR) (Varese)
Close up until settled behind leaders after 1st, close 6th into straight, headway to dispute lead going well 2 out and soon led, pushed along after 2 out, ridden after last and headed run-in where weakened into 3rd, just held 3rd (op 7/1)
4  shd [7½]
5 1011 135 134
b g Maxios - Startissima (Green Tune)
Close up until disputed lead before 2nd and soon led, joined at halfway, headed narrowly 7th until regained lead before next, joined 2 out and soon headed under pressure, soon no impression on leaders in 4th run-in, just held for 3rd
5  [10]
9 118 133 137
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Lady Alacoque (IRE) (Anshan)
Chased leaders, disputed lead at halfway, led narrowly 7th until headed before next, close up behind leader after 3 out, ridden far side and no impression on leaders after 2 out, kept on one pace (op 25/1)
6  2 [12]
7 112 tb 127 129
gr g Paddy O'Prado (USA) - Mizzcan'tbewrong (USA) (Mizzen Mast)
Mid-division early, close up behind leaders 3 out, headway to challenge far side next, soon ridden and no extra before last where slight mistake, weakened run-in
7  15 [27]
9 109 t 120 108
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Can't Stop (GER) (Lando)
Chased leaders, improved to challenge near side before 2 out, soon ridden and no extra before last where mistake and weakened
8  ¾ [27¾]
8 104 115 100
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Lively Lass (IRE) (Definite Article)
Led narrowly briefly until headed before 2nd, close up behind leaders and pushed along after 3 out, weakened after 2 out (tchd 22/1)
9  1 [28¾]
7 116 131 115
b g Stowaway - A Plus Ma Puce (FR) (Turgeon)
Mid-division early, mistake 4 out (normal 5 out), 10th next, driven and no impression after 3 out, jumped slightly left next, kept on one pace (tchd 7/1)
10  ¾ [29½]
7 109 125 108
b g Court Cave (IRE) - Express Mail (IRE) (King's Ride)
Held up in touch, some headway before 4 out, 11th next, ridden and no impression before 2 out where switched left and not fluent, one pace after
11  51 [80½]
7 115 130 62
b g Mahler - Fugal Maid (IRE) (Winged Love)
Towards rear, pushed along in 9th after 3 out and weakened before next where slow, eased, lost right fore shoe (vet said the gelding to have an overreach on his right fore and to have lost his right fore shoe) (op 6/1)
11 912 116
b g Milan - Check The Forecast (IRE) (Shernazar)
Chased leaders, close up disputing 2nd when fell 4 out (normal 5 out)
7 114 134
ch g Beneficial - Givehertime (IRE) (Commanche Run)
In rear of mid-division early, slight mistake 7th, still in touch when fell 4 out (normal 5 out) (tchd 13/2)
9 107 125
b g Kayf Tara - Via Ferrata (FR) (Nikos)
Tracked leaders until improved to dispute lead briefly before 2nd where slight mistake, pushed along and weakened quickly to rear after 4th, pulled up before 5th, broke blood vessels (jockey said gelding was pulled up having burst a blood vessel)
8 113 128
br g Stowaway - Flirthing Around (IRE) (Flemensfirth)
In rear of mid-division best, driven towards rear after 7th and soon no extra, hampered next, pulled up before 2 out
7 110 125
b g Presenting - Chavi (JPN) (Carnegie)
In rear and detached from start, slow 2nd, mistake 6th and hampered slightly next, no impression after 3 out, slow 2 out, pulled up before last (tchd 11/1)
4th last fence omitted due to ground conditions
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