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Cheltenham

  • 14:40 Rsa Chase 3m 110y

  • (grade 1) £150,000 added 5yo+ 9 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 6m 13.60s
  • Off time: 14:41:02

Full result

14:40 Cheltenham Result 17th March 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Weapon's Amnesty (IRE) 11-4 D N Russell C Byrnes 7 10/1
Held up towards rear, not fluent 9th, headway after 4 out, led soon after 2 out, in command last, ran on well opened 8/1 touched 10/1 £5500-£500 £20000-£2000 £45000-£5000
2nd 7 Burton Port (IRE) 11-4 A P McCoy N J Henderson 6 9/1
Mid-division, mistake 9th, in rear 15th, not fluent 4 out, headway on outside when not fluent 3 out, soon edged left, went 3rd approaching last, stayed on under pressre to grab 2nd post, no chance with winner opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £10000-£400 £3000-£300
3rd s.h Long Run (FR) 11-3 Mr S Waley-Cohen N J Henderson 5 11/4
Held up in rear, mistake 6th, headway after 8th, hit 12th, not fluent 15th or 4 out, led 3 out, headed soon after next, no impression on winner last, lost 2nd post opened 5/2 touched 3/1 £15000-£5000 £9000-£3000 £6000-£2000(x2) £4500-£1500 £3000-£1000(x5) £1800-£600 £1500-£500(x5) £11000-£4000(x2) £2700-£1200 £2750-£1000
4th ½ Knockara Beau (IRE) 11-4 J Faltejsek G A Charlton 7 16/1
Prominent, mistake 5th, hit 4 out and lost place, 6th when slightly hampered 2 out, went 4th last, stayed on gamely under pressure flat opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£500 £6000-£300
5th 16 Punchestowns (FR) 11-4 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 7 2/1f
Held up towards rear, went 6th 11th, went 4th before 3 out, weakened approaching last opened 9/4 touched 9/4 £10000-£4000 £5000-£2000 £2500-£1000 £2000-£800 £13500-£6000 £9000-£4000 £4500-£2000 £3600-£1600 £2750-£1000(x3) £1350-£600(x3) £1125-£500(x7) £900-£400(x12)
6th 15 Little Josh (IRE) 11-4 P J Brennan N A Twiston-Davies 8 28/1
Tracked leader, took keen hold, hit 7th and 4 out, lost 2nd before next, soon weakened opened 40/1 touched 40/1
7th 5 Chasing Cars (IRE) 11-4 R M Power Mrs J Harrington 8 50/1
Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, hit 14th, same postion in touch before 3 out, soon shaken up and weakened opened 50/1 touched 50/1
PU Diamond Harry 11-4 Timmy Murphy Nick Williams 7 5/1
Held up in touch, not fluent, mistake 6th, lost place after 4 out, soon weakened, eased, pulled up before last opened 6/1 touched 6/1 £12000-£2000 £2400-£400 £11000-£2000 £10000-£1600 £5000-£800
F Citizen Vic (IRE) 11-4 R Walsh W P Mullins 7 12/1
Led, hit 12th, headed narrowly 3 out, still every chance when fell 2 out opened 10/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£700
NR Flight Leader (IRE) 11-4 J Tizzard C L Tizzard 10

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £12.20 Tote Place: £3.00,2.20,1.40
Straight Forecast: £93.12 Exacta: £102.00 Trifecta: £630.70 Swingers: 1&2:8.90 2&3:5.40 1&3:7.10

Jackpot: £184,940.02 carried forward to Cheltenham, 18th Mar
Placepot: £2,756.80, Pool: £877741.75, 232.42 winning tickets
Quadpot: £223.60, Pool: £41276.76, 136.6 winning tickets

Verdict

A fascinating contest but Nicky Henderson's trio could not cope with the speed of last year's Albert Bartlett Hurdle winner WEAPON'S AMNESTY. Davy Russell always had the leaders covered and simply sped away from the pack approaching the last. Long Run, who made mistakes but looked a big danger turning home, faded into third after the last and looked a non-stayer and stablemate Burton Port snatched second off him on the line. Punchestowns was also going well coming down the hill but went out like a light.