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  • 14:55 Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • £20,000 added 4yo+ 17 ran
  • Winner £12,524 2nd £3,700 3rd £1,850 4th £926
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 17.00s
  • Off time: 14:56:05

Full result

14:55 Cheltenham Result 14th November 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Grands Crus (FR) 10-13 T Scudamore D Pipe 5 5/1
Close up, chased leading pair 4 out, led 2 out, clear before last, driven out opened 9/2 touched 5/1 £6000-£1000 £5000-£1000 £2250-£500
2nd 6 For Non Stop (IRE) 10-12 D A Jacob Nick Williams 5 9/2f
Chased lleaders, led 5th, hit 3 out, headed 2 out, no chance with winner before last opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £5000-£1000 £2500-£500 £31500-£7000 £4050-£900
3rd 11 King's Legacy (IRE) 11-4 N Fehily P F Nicholls 6 18/1
Wide in mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 3rd soon after 2 out, no chance with leading duo, hit last opened 16/1 touched 18/1
4th Hidden Keel 11-3 P J Brennan C E Longsdon 5 14/1
Raced wide in touch, ridden before 3 out, plugged on to modest 4th after last opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £8000-£500
5th nk Cappagh (IRE) 10-4 R Johnson P J Hobbs 5 11/1
In touch, mistake 4 out, headway approaching next, one pace 2 out, went modest 5th flat opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £7000-£500
6th 3 Mister Hyde (IRE) 10-12 A P McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 5 9/1
Raced wide in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, 4th from 2 out but no impression weakened and lost 2 places flat opened 11/1 touched 11/1 £12000-£1000
7th 8 Rock County (IRE) 10-9 M Darcy Miss S J Harty 6 16/1
Towrads rear, headway 6th, chased leaders before 3 out, weakened next opened 20/1 touched 20/1
8th Heez A Cracker (FR) 10-7 S Thomas Miss E C Lavelle 4 12/1
Raced wide, behind, some headway 3 out, no impression next opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £5000-£350
9th 9 Lush Life (IRE) 11-12 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 5 15/2
Raced wide, chased leaders, hit 4 out, weakened and hit 2 out opened 11/2 touched 8/1 £10000-£1200 £5000-£600(x5) £5000-£700(x4)
10th 4 Russian War (IRE) 11-1 Timmy Murphy G Elliott 7 12/1
Raced on inside, towards rear, some headway before 4 out, never on terms opened 16/1 touched 16/1
11th 10 Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 10-0 Aidan Coleman Miss V Williams 5 40/1
Chased leader, bumped 3rd, lost 2nd 4 out, weaakened before next opened 40/1 touched 40/1
12th 6 Baracas (FR) 11-2 E J O'connell (5) E Griffin 5 33/1
Raced wide towards rear, ridden and struggling when hit 6th, never on terms opened 50/1 touched 50/1
13th 12 Riptide 11-6 J M Maguire D McCain Jnr 4 14/1
Led went right 3rd, headed after after 4th, stayed front rank until weakened after 4out opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £8000-£500
14th 25 Hoback Junction (IRE) 10-12 W Kennedy Mrs L Wadham 6 66/1
Took keen hold, chased leaders, led after 4th, headed 5th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off opened 66/1 touched 66/1
15th dist Sophies Trophy (IRE) 11-1 Paul Moloney P Phelan 5 33/1
Took keen hold towards rear, ridden and struggling before 4 out, tailed off opened 50/1 touched 50/1
PU Politeo (FR) 10-10 A P Cawley P Nolan 4 20/1
In touch until lost place and hit 6th, soon behind and tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
PU Accordingtoemandem (IRE) 10-9 D C Costello Ian Williams 6 25/1
Raced wide, always behind, tailed off 3 out, pulled up next opened 25/1 touched 25/1
NR Westlin' Winds (IRE) 11-9 J A McCarthy C R Egerton 4

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £6.20 Tote Place: £2.70,1.90,5.20,2.70
Straight Forecast: £26.23 Exacta: £23.50 Trifecta: £1,091.20 Swingers: 1&2:5.80 2&3:22.10 1&3:29.60

Jackpot: £39,700.33 carried forward to Wolverhampton, 15th Nov
Placepot: £90.70, Pool: £205485.45, 1652.48 winning tickets
Quadpot: £18.70, Pool: £14914.11, 587.84 winning tickets

Verdict

GRANDS CRUS looked well handicapped on a line through Sanctuaire as he had been beaten 4 lengths by the subsequent winner of the Fred Winter when attempting to concede 16lbs but had escaped any subsequent rise in the weights. One or two of the yard's horses had shaped as though they might be in the run but Grands Crus was well backed throughout the morning and was sent off second favourite behind For Non Stop who was also very well backed having run out a ready winner on debut for Nick Williams at Chepstow. In contrast Lush Life was very weak in the market, he raced wide throughout - indeed the field raced in two clear groups as they came down the hill for the first time - in search of better ground, he briefly threatened at the top of the hill but was readily left behind and will no doubt come on for the run; his future probably lies over fences. Mister Hyde made good ground from the rear and was close enough at the top of the hill before he, too, was left behind by For Non Stop and Grands Crus who could both be seen travelling better than anything else throughout the contest. The first two home travelled just behind on the inside of the track throughout (both are proven on soft ground) with Tom Scudamore stalking Daryl Jacob from four from home. Tom Scudamore pulled Grand Crus out on the long run to the second last and he was in front by the time they reached that flight. He flicked through the top of the last but never looked like being reeled in and won with plenty to spare. He's sure to face a big rise in the weights for this win but looks capable of scoring again with conditions in his favour; connections report that his future lies over fences and that they were concerned about his lack of a run. For Non Stop has made a very impressive start for his new trainer and is sure to be placed to advantage before being sent chasing. Heez A Cracker and Rock County were well held but can be judged a little better than the bare form as they were held-up in rear on a day when it favoured those nearer the pace.