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  • 15:40 Ultima Business Solutions Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • £10,000 added 3yo+ 19 ran
  • Winner £6,262 2nd £1,850 3rd £925 4th £463
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 11.85s
  • Off time: 15:43:43

Full result

15:40 Cheltenham Result 13th November 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Devil To Pay 10-9 Charlie Huxley (3) A King 4 7/1
Held up in mid-division, smooth headway before 3 out, to chase leaders 2 out, strong run under pressure flat, led on line opened 11/2 touched 7/1 £2800-£400 £2000-£300 £5000-£900 £2750-£500
2nd s.h Crystal Rock (IRE) 11-5 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 5 10/1
Chased leaders, led 3 out, strongly pressed soon after, kept on under pressure from last, caught on post opened 14/1 touched 14/1
3rd Ballybriggan (IRE) 11-12 D C Costello J J Quinn 6 8/1
Held up in rear, steady on outside before 3 out, not much room before last, stayed on under pressure flat, went 3rd close home opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £4000-£500
4th nk Bold Addition (FR) 11-5 N Fehily P F Nicholls 5 5/1f
Held up in rear, headway towards outside approaching 3 out, chased leaders before last, stayed on same pace flat, lost 3rd close home opened 5/1 touched 11/2 £2200-£400 £5000-£1000(x2) £2500-£500
5th 5 Khayar (IRE) 10-10 R J Jones (7) E McNamara 4 16/1
Held up in rear, remiders after 2nd, hit 4th, headway going well when hit 3 out, still on bit after next, switched left before last, found little under pressure flat opened 14/1 touched 16/1
6th 2 Nodforms Violet (IRE) 11-7 G Lee Karen Mclintock 6 50/1
Chased leaders on outside, hit 4th, weakened before 2 out, 8th and no chance when hampered after last, plugged on again flat opened 50/1 touched 50/1
7th ½ Caught By Witness (IRE) 11-10 R P Mclernon (3) M F Harris 5 25/1
Took keen hold, held up, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders and every chance 2 out, weakened approaching last opened 25/1 touched 25/1
8th hd Wild Desert (FR) 10-9 W Hutchinson A King 5 25/1
Chased leaders, challenged upsides and every chance 3 out, blundered 2 out, weakened flat opened 25/1 touched 25/1
9th Lucaindubai (IRE) 11-11 Paul Moloney Evan Williams 4 12/1
Chased leaders on inside, mistake 3rd, soon lost place, ridden towards rear after 4 out, headway before 3 out, wekaned 2 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £5600-£400 £3300-£300
10th Beside The Fire 10-10 Aidan Coleman C L Tizzard 5 25/1
Chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, no chance when hit last opened 25/1 touched 25/1
11th 6 Ballinteni 10-13 J Tizzard C L Tizzard 8 25/1
Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £10000-£350
12th 14 Robain (FR) 11-2 T J O'Brien P J Hobbs 5 7/1
Took keen hold, held up towards rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, tailed off opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £3000-£360
13th ¾ Beidh Tine Anseo (IRE) 11-8 C I Gillies Miss Lucinda V Russell 4 22/1
Chased leader, led 2nd until headed 3 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out opened 20/1 touched 22/1
14th 5 Vertueux (FR) 10-13 Lee Edwards (5) A W Carroll 5 25/1
Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 4 out, tailed off opened 25/1 touched 25/1
15th American World (FR) 11-4 A P McCoy B G Powell 6 25/1
Led until 2nd, stayed prominent until lost place 4th, soon in rear, tailed off opened 25/1 touched 25/1
16th 11 Highland Love 11-0 B Harding Jedd O'Keeffe 5 66/1
In touch, ridden and weakened soon after 4 out, tailed off opened 66/1 touched 66/1
PU Captain Sully (IRE) 10-8 D Elsworth A J Wilson 5 40/1
Towards rear, lost touch 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before next opened 40/1 touched 40/1
PU Mark of Love (IRE) 10-6 S Twiston-Davies (3) M Keighley 6 10/1
Took keen hold, held up in mid division, headway before 3 out, weakened approachin2 out, behind and pulled up before last opened 9/1 touched 10/1
F Rajamand (FR) 11-0 P J Brennan W Greatrex 4 10/1
Held up, headway from 2 out, staying on and going well when not much room unsighted and fell last opened 10/1 touched 10/1 £5000-£450

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £9.40 Tote Place: £2.60,2.10,2.80,1.80
Straight Forecast: £68.52 Exacta: £80.60 Trifecta: £2,539.20 Swingers: 1&2:10.30 2&3:17.50 1&3:14.80

Jackpot: £19,279.12 carried forward to Cheltenham, 14th Nov
Placepot: £118.90, Pool: £273848.56, 1680.94 winning tickets
Quadpot: £19.10, Pool: £19213.53, 743.34 winning tickets

Verdict

A rousing finish to the finale with eight runners in contention at the final flight with the majority of the challengers bunching up under the stands' side rail with Rajamand (a final flight faller) and Ballybriggan notably short of room. Only about five of the nineteen strong field were out of contention as the field freewheeled down the hill for the final time with Crystal Rock travelling noticeably well on the outside and DEVIL TO PAY on the inside. Having jumped the last, it was Devil To Pay who proved just the stronger under Charlie Huxley to prevail in a driving finish; this was the gelding's first run of the campaign and first of the season so he's entitled to come on again. Crystal Rock is relatively exposed but this half-brother to the talented Jack The Giant has progressed steadily this season and may still be improving. There were numerous hard luck stories with the field bunching up but, aside from the placed horses Bold Addition and Ballybriggan, there were positive performances from Wild Desert, Khayar and Caught By Witness in behind and all three did enough to suggest that they could pick up an average race before the season's out.