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Cheltenham

  • 16:40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (Grade 3) £60,000 added 4yo 23 ran
  • Winner £34,206 2nd £12,834 3rd £6,426 4th £3,204
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 58.70s
  • Off time: 16:40:19

Full result

16:40 Cheltenham Result 16th March 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st What A Charm (IRE) 10-6 P Townend A L T Moore 4 9/1
In touch in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, tracking leaders next, challenging when bumped just before last, led flat, driven out opened 8/1 touched 10/1
2nd nk Kumbeshwar 11-10 Charlie Huxley (3) A King 4 33/1
Took keen hold, led after 1st, ridden and strongly pressed when edged right just before last, headed flat, stayed on under pressure, held towards finish opened 33/1 touched 33/1
3rd Dhaafer 10-10 R Thornton A King 4 16/1
Held up in touch, improved 5th, challenged 3 out, 3rd and ridden when switched left approaching last, kept on same pace flat, no impression on front pair opened 16/1 touched 16/1
4th Plan A (IRE) 11-8 P Carberry G Elliott 4 4/1f
Held up in mid-division, headway 3 out, not fluent 2 out, ridden and disputing close 3rd approaching last, stayed on same pace flat opened 4/1 touched 9/2
5th Jubail (IRE) 10-12 W Hutchinson A King 4 33/1
Chasing leaders after 1st, well there in behind leaders 2 out, 5th and beaten last, no extra opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £20000-£500
6th Rock Of Deauville (IRE) 10-3 Harry Skelton P F Nicholls 4 33/1
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, chasing leaders when mistake 2 out, no impression when hit last opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th 2 Tenor Nivernais (FR) 11-1 Aidan Coleman Miss V Williams 4 11/2
Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, plenty to do when staying on approaching last, kept on flat, nearest finish opened 6/1 touched 6/1 £4875-£750 £1950-£300
8th ¾ Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 10-0 B Hughes R A Fahey 4 100/1
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, well there 2 out, no impression on leaders before last, weakened opened 100/1 touched 100/1
9th ¾ Paintball (IRE) 11-0 R Johnson C E Longsdon 4 15/2
Chased leaders, challenged after 4th, hit next, every chance 3 out, no extra approaching last opened 8/1 touched 8/1
10th ¾ The Starboard Bow 11-3 P Buchanan Miss Lucinda V Russell 4 100/1
Held up towards rear, some headway approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on flat, no impression opened 100/1 touched 100/1
11th Harry Hunt 11-0 J Mogford G McPherson 4 66/1
Led until after 1st, tracked leaders, weakened approaching 2 out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
12th Tom Wade (IRE) 10-0 S Twiston-Davies (3) John A Harris 4 100/1
Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, some headway approaching 3 out on outside, soon outpaced, no impression after opened 100/1 touched 100/1
13th Beyond (IRE) 11-0 D N Russell Evan Williams 4 16/1
Mid-division, took keen hold, well beaten approaching 3 out, no impression after opened 18/1 touched 18/1
14th Kayef (GER) 10-11 T Scudamore M Scudamore 4 16/1
Held up towards rear on outside, mistake 2nd, headway approaching 4th, not fluent and weakened 3 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
15th 4 Akula (IRE) 11-2 C Bolger M H Tompkins 4 40/1
Held up in mid-division, mistake 2nd, hit 5th, soon ridden and weakened opened 50/1 touched 50/1
16th 7 Titan De Sarti (FR) 11-6 A P McCoy N J Henderson 4 8/1
Held up towards rear, hit 4th, not fluent 5th, well beaten when mistake last opened 10/1 touched 10/1
17th Whitby Jack 11-9 J E Moore G L Moore 4 14/1
Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2 out, soon weakened opened 10/1 touched 14/1
18th ¾ Lady Willa (IRE) 10-6 T J Phelan (3) Mark Gillard 4 100/1
Prominent 1st, chased leaders after, weakened approaching 3 out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
19th Mr Muddle 10-10 A Glassonbury Miss S West 4 100/1
Prominent, hit 3rd soon ridden, lost place next, soon weaknend opened 100/1 touched 100/1
20th 14 Looks Like Slim 10-8 D Elsworth B De Haan 4 33/1
Held up towards rear, struggling after 5th opened 33/1 touched 40/1
21st 6 L'eminence Grise (IRE) 10-7 D A Jacob Nick Williams 4 20/1
Prominent, weakened after 5th opened 16/1 touched 20/1
22nd 7 Mark Twain (IRE) 11-6 J M Maguire K C Bailey 4 100/1
Hit 5th, always in rear opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU Celtus (FR) 11-9 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 4 12/1
In touch in mid-division, closed on inside 5th, pushed along and losing place when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last opened 12/1 touched 12/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £10.80 Tote Place: £2.50,7.30,4.10,2.20
Straight Forecast: £285.54 Exacta: £520.80 Trifecta: £9,156.30 Swingers: 1&2:49.20 2&3:27.50 1&3:124.20

Jackpot: £74,164.61 carried forward to Cheltenham, 17th Mar
Placepot: £933.20, Pool: £918439.44, 718.42 winning tickets
Quadpot: £211.90, Pool: £38065.53, 132.92 winning tickets

Verdict

Another cracking finish with WHAT A CHARM putting her stamina to good use and narrowly seeing off the game Kumbeshwar in the final 50 yards for a neck success. A winner over two miles on the flat, the winner was always going to play a hand if within touching distance turning in, and with the strong pace playing into her hands she was in pole position to strike before the second-last flight of hurdles. Getting tons of weight from the runner-up, she jumped level at the last flight and displayed plenty of temerity in the run to the line. Alan King must be kicking himself, as he trained the second, third and fifth home. The runner-up was up with the pace throughout, and having raced with plenty of zest, it was to his credit that he saw the race out as well as he did. He was a battling hardy horse on the flat for David Evans and none of that has changed. Dhaafer was sporting first-time cheek-pieces, but in the second colours of leading owner Simon Munir he ran a cracker. Like his stablemate he raced close to the speed and although he was comfortably held between the last two flights of hurdles, he was still good enough to hold Plan A, the gamble of the race, for bronze. The last-named was held up in the early stages, but then made eye-catching headway coming down the hill with Paul Carberry scything through the field. He was close up turning in but as soon as his jockey asked him for an effort his response was limited, and thereafter he never looked like giving his trainer a third winner on the card. Jubail ran on well for fifth having been outpaced just as the race started to hot up, whilst Rock Of Deauville caught the eye in sixth. Wearing a first-time tongue-tie, he travelled well off the pace and, although he was never a real threat to the places, he ran a career best. Tenor Nivernais was well-fancied but he disappointed. He went down the chute to the start on his own, which was a surprise as he was very keen, and he didn't really convince in the race. Ultimately he stayed on for a never nearer seventh after getting shuffled back at halfway; perhaps he just needs a step up in trip, something which his trainer suggests will happen sooner rather than later. Paintball was well-fancied and travelled well near the pace, with his jockey saving ground on the inside, however he failed to pick up when asked, whilst Whitby Jack weakened away after racing too keenly. L'eminence Grise can't jump very well, whilst Titan De Sarti ran around in the early stages and never looked like featuring; stablemate Celtus was pulled up after a mistake two hurdle from home. He was beaten at the time.