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  • 13:30 Jewson Novices' Handicap Chase2m 5f

  • £90,000 added 5yo+ 20 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 16.40s
  • Off time: 13:30:26

Full result

13:30 Cheltenham Result 12th March 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Chapoturgeon (FR) 10-11 Timmy Murphy P F Nicholls 5 8/1
Held up towards rear, progress into mid-division 5th, tracked leaders 4 out, joined leader after next, pecked 2 out, soon led, ran on strongly, pushed out opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £5000-£500 £16000-£2000 £10000-£1200(x2) £8000-£1000 £8000-£1000 £4000-£500(x3)
2nd 9 Isn't That Lucky (ex5) 10-7 R McGrath Jonjo O'Neill 6 11/1
Mid division, hit 2nd, headway after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, stayed on from next, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner opened 11/1 touched 11/1 £5000-£400
3rd Crescent Island (IRE) 11-2 P J Brennan N A Twiston-Davies 6 25/1
Mid-division, hit 2nd, headway 12th, led after 4 out, ridden when not fluent 2 out, headed soon after, not pace of winner, faded flat opened 33/1 touched 33/1
4th 6 Northern Alliance (IRE) 11-4 R Walsh A J Martin 8 8/1
Held up towards rear, hit 2nd, headway when hampered 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on from 2 out, not reached leaders opened 15/2 touched 10/1 £10000-£1000 £10000-£1000(x2) £5000-£500 £18000-£2000
5th 7 Straw Bear (USA) 11-2 N Fehily N J Gifford 8 33/1
Held up towards rear, steady progress from 10th, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, one pace from next opened 33/1 touched 33/1
6th 4 Tranquil Sea (IRE) 11-2 A J Mcnamara E J O'Grady 7 8/1
Mid-division, mistake 10th, struggling in rear 12th, stayed on past beaten horses from 2 out opened 8/1 touched 17/2 £10000-£1000 £5000-£500 £17000-£2000 £24000-£3000 £3200-£400
7th Pancake (FR) 10-9 R Johnson P J Hobbs 6 25/1
Prominent, hampered 1st, led 8th, headed after 4 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching 2 out opened 25/1 touched 28/1
8th Astarador (FR) 10-12 D F O'Regan J Howard Johnson 7 20/1
Jumped low, led, hit 2nd, headed when hit 8th, stayed prominent, hit 4 out, every chance when hit 3 out, weakened before next opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £11000-£500
9th 2 Slash And Burn (IRE) 11-0 D N Russell C F Swan 7 20/1
Prominent, mistake 13th, ridden after 3 out, weakened next opened 22/1 touched 22/1 £8800-£400
10th Kia Kaha 11-1 A P McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 7 15/2f
In touch, mistake 10th, ridden after 13th, weakened after 3 out opened 7/1 touched 15/2 £10000-£1300 £7500-£1000(x3) £14000-£2000 £7000-£1000(x3) £3500-£500(x2)
11th Auroras Encore (IRE) 10-9 Tjade Collier (3) Mrs S J Smith 7 20/1
Chased leaders until weakened 4 out opened 25/1 touched 25/1 £10000-£400
12th Ring The Boss (IRE) 11-10 T J O'Brien P J Hobbs 8 22/1
In touch, struggling 12th, beaten 4 out opened 25/1 touched 25/1 £12500-£500
13th dist Bohemian Lass (IRE) 10-5 (+3) J Cullen W Harney 6 40/1
Always behind, tailed off opened 50/1 touched 50/1
14th 9 Quws Law (IRE) 10-6 P Buchanan Miss Lucinda V Russell 7 80/1
Mid-division, hit 8th, weakened 13th opened 80/1 touched 80/1
PU Naiad du Misselot (FR) 11-1 G Lee Ferdy Murphy 8 8/1
Held up behind, mistake 3rd, blundered 8th and 4 out, pulled up before next opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £8000-£1000 £5000-£600
PU Au Courant (IRE) 11-1 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 9 20/1
Chased leaders, hit 2nd, blundered 3rd, behind 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out opened 20/1 touched 25/1
PU The Vicar (IRE) 10-11 D Elsworth Miss H C Knight 6 14/1
Chased leaders, went right 1st, mistake 3rd, lost place from 8th, weakening when blundered 4 out, pulled up before next opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £8000-£500 £5000-£300
F Exmoor Ranger (IRE) 11-0 Christian Williams V R A Dartnall 7 14/1
In touch, mistake 11th, close up and travelling well when fell 3 out opened 12/1 touched 14/1
UR Jaamid 10-7 P Carberry N Meade 7 33/1
Mid-division, blundered 13th, unseated rider soon after opened 33/1 touched 33/1
UR Back On The Road (IRE) 10-5 A P Crowe A L T Moore 7 25/1
Held up towards rear, some progress when stumbled and unseated rider after 13th opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £16500-£500

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £8.40 Tote Place: £2.40,3.80,7.90,2.00
Straight Forecast: £76.93 Exacta: £100.80 Trifecta: £3,748.60 Swingers: 1&2:21.40 2&3:57.50 1&3:65.50

Jackpot: £60,012.58 carried forward to Cheltenham, 13th Mar
Placepot: £537.00, Pool: £863109.0, 1173.15 winning tickets
Quadpot: £41.40, Pool: £35912.47, 640.5 winning tickets

Verdict

It looked a competitive renewal beforehand but Paul Nicholls was bullish about the chances of CHAPOTURGEON and he routed them with a stylish performance. He jumped well, travelled with ease and duly bounded away under Timmy Murphy up the hill. He'll get hammered by the handicapper for this and more difficult assignments await next season. Of the rest, Isn't That Lucky stayed on well to take second and he could well appreciate a further step up in distance, while Crescent Island ran his race in first-time blinkers. Northern Alliance stayed on through tired horses but was never in contention, while Straw Bear easily put up his best effort over fences before running out of steam up the hill.