Cheltenham

  • 17:15 Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.40s
  • Off time: 17:16:56
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Present View 8/1
2nd Attaglance 10/1
3rd Pendra (IRE) 8/1
4th Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 159-251 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 13/27.50
2 1-12245 Red and Yellow (quartered), Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Red cap Up To Something (FR) 46
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-10 pt C E Longsdon N Fehily 140 33/134.00
3 121713 BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Grandads Horse 122
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 140 33/134.00
5 14-1154 Light Green, Red diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Art Of Logistics (IRE) 75
Nag me
6 11-9 v1 D T Hughes B J Cooper 139 13/27.50
6 034-162 WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Manyriverstocross (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 A King R Thornton 138 17/29.50
7 352121 DARK BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, WHITE and YELLOW quartered cap Persian Snow (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 20/121.00
8 120-117 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Pendra (IRE) 80
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-7 C E Longsdon A P McCoy 137 8/19.00
9 2-32121 Light Blue, Green sleeves, quartered cap Present View 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 137 8/19.00
10 8-P2495 Beige and Brown (quartered), Brown sleeves Attaglance 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 t J M Jefferson B Hughes 137 10/111.00
11 P-1UU22 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Dursey Sound (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 137 33/134.00
12 09-9F34 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 40
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7 11-5 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 135 12/113.00
13 13F231 Beige, Red and White hooped sleeves and cap Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 49
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8 11-5 b Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 135 33/134.00
14 F2P-P31 EMERALD GREEN & yellow HOOPED, Red cap Festive Affair 55
Nag me
6 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill M P Walsh 134 20/121.00
15 F-58111 Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Buywise (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 134 16/117.00
16 230-338 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 143
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7 11-4 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 134 20/121.00
17 510-421 Black, black and maroon striped cap Buthelezi (USA) 99
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 p1 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 134 25/126.00
18 3P-3424 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 132 14/115.00
19 6-71314 Pink and white stripes, red cap King Vuvuzela (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 P Nolan P Carberry 131 20/121.00
20 27F11P Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Gardefort (FR) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 132 33/134.00
Non runners
4012213Baby Mix (FR)611-9W GreatrexD N Russell139

Verdict

This is normally won by a relatively unexposed type but we are going against the trends this year. OHIO GOLD is having his 10th start over fences but was third in this last year off a 2lb higher mark and he again ran well at the track in January when fourth to the promising Indian Castle and RSA Chase entry Annacotty. Just beaten at Kempton earlier, he looks fairly treated and could go close at big odds. Pendra has yet to prove he stays this far but there are possibilities about easy Kempton scorer Present View and Musselburgh winner Ericht will enjoy the drying ground, though was well behind the selection at Kempton and is 7lb worse off. Buywise will need to improve again to compete a four-timer but Buthelezi has plenty of natural speed and could figure if handling these stiff fences. Art Of Logistics tackles this rather than the Arkle but doesn't look particularly well treated. Dursey Sound and Close House are better handicapped but have been a tad disappointing so far over the larger obstacles. Manyriverstocross was third in last year's County Hurdle and Attaglance is a former Festival winner so they could be the pick of the remainder, though Baby Mix is also interesting.