Tote Win: £2.70 Tote Place: £1.50,3.10,3.00
Straight Forecast: £23.03 Exacta: £26.00 Trifecta: £143.40 Swingers: 1&2:6.20 2&3:14.70 1&3:4.40
Jackpot: £251,836.38 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 19th Mar
Placepot: £4,332.10, Pool: £969985.4, 163.45 winning tickets
Quadpot: £530.70, Pool: £45633.74, 63.62 winning tickets
An utterly commanding performance from trainer Nicky Henderson. There had been plenty of conjecture as to which race BOBS WORTH should go for, but his trainer knew best, and the well-backed favourite and his supporters hardly had a moments worry. He was not good three from home, but his jumping had been so fluent previously that he was almost in-front by that point. He was still on the bridle approaching the second-last hurdle, and although he idled after the last, he was never going to lose. Barry Geraghty, who sold the horse to his boss, was going to make sure of that, as he made sure that Tony McCoy on Mossley had no room up the rail to renew a challenge after the last. The winner looks a bit of a machine in all truth, and he looks a feasible World Hurdle horse if staying over hurdles, and a leading player for the Novice chases if tackling a fence next year. That's where the runner-up's future lies, but he's certainly made hay over hurdles this year. He wasn't that fluent mid-race but crept into it before the turn for home. The winner always looked to have his measure, but he rallied well after the line and this was a much better run than at Warwick last time. Court In Motion was quite keen, but he travelled well for a long way and challenged before the second-last. Admittedly the winner was travelling all over him in-behind, but he ran well, and his effort only stuttered after the last as he tired. Champion Court was another who moved with purpose for a long way, however he had a little bit of ground to make up coming down the hill and was never able to bridge the gap. Kilcrea Kim ran well in fifth; he's game and honest enough, but he just lacked the class of those ahead of him. Teaforthree was well-held in the end but he had every chance coming down the hill before blundering at the second-last which knocked the wind out of his sails, whilst Join Together never jumped for Ruby Walsh and was struggling from an early stage; he needs softer ground. Gagewell Flyer made a bad mistake at the fifth and was struggling thereafter, whilst Jetnova had not been completely shaken off when falling two from home.