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  • 13:45 paddypower.com On Mobile Handicap Chase2m

  • £40,000 added 4yo+ 17 ran
  • Winner £25,024 2nd £7,392 3rd £3,696 4th £1,848
  • Going: Good; Cross Country Firm-Good to Firm in plcs.
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 52.00s
  • Off time: 13:45:54

Full result

13:45 Cheltenham Result 11th November 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Tanks For That (IRE) 11-7 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 8 13/2
Prominent, mistake 3rd, challenged 6th, soon led, headed approaching 2 out, led again before last, driven out opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £9000-£1000 £4000-£500
2nd 3 Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 10-11 A P Cawley M Keighley 6 7/1
Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway on outside form 9th, went 3rd after 3 out, hung left before next, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression on winner opened 15/2 touched 15/2
3rd 5 I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 11-12 T Scudamore D Pipe 9 11/1
Prominent, went 2nd 8th until 4 out and again from 3 out, led before next, headed last, no impression on winner when losing 2nd flat, no extra opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £10000-£800
4th 1 Keki Buku (FR) 10-11 R Johnson P J Hobbs 8 8/1
Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, headway 9th, went 4th flat, stayed on opened 8/1 touched 17/2
5th Crack Away Jack 11-9 R Walsh P F Nicholls 7 11/4f
Mid-division, headway from 9th, disputing 5th and closing when blundered 3 out and lost momentum, rallied 2 out, no impression flat opened 7/2 touched 7/2 £17500-£5000 £7000-£2000(x3) £3500-£1000(x2) £2800-£800 £1750-£500 £1400-£400 £1050-£300 £900-£300
6th Rileyev (FR) 10-3 Aidan Coleman Miss V Williams 6 20/1
Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, headway approaching 4 out, never on terms with leaders opened 16/1 touched 20/1
7th 6 Oh Crick (FR) 11-8 R Thornton A King 8 14/1
Chased leaders on inside, not fluent 6th, no impression approaching 2 out, weakened flat opened 12/1 touched 12/1
8th 1 Marley Roca (IRE) 10-5 D Elsworth P R Webber 7 20/1
Held up in mid-division, mistakes 6th and 9th, never on terms opened 20/1 touched 20/1
9th Osric (IRE) 10-11 A Tinkler N J Henderson 8 16/1
Held up in rear, mistake 8th, ridden and short lived effort approaching 3 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
10th ¾ Nomecheki (FR) 11-6 L Treadwell N J Gifford 9 20/1
Led until after 6th, went 2nd 4 out until 3 out, weakened 2 out, mistake last opened 16/1 touched 20/1
11th 5 Bocciani (GER) 10-0 W Kennedy B Ellison 6 28/1
Tracked leaders until approaching 3 out opened 28/1 touched 28/1 £16500-£500
12th 4 Consigliere (FR) 11-12 C O'Farrell (3) D Pipe 8 22/1
In rear, hampered 3rd, not fluent 5th, behind 9th opened 20/1 touched 22/1
13th 16 Safari Journey (USA) 11-7 R Flint P J Hobbs 7 28/1
Prominent, lost place approaching 7th, hit next, behind 9th opened 28/1 touched 28/1
14th Peplum (FR) 10-6 J E Moore G L Moore 8 50/1
Always in rear, behind 9th opened 50/1 touched 50/1
15th Russian Flag (FR) 11-5 A Merriam (3) N B King 8 25/1
Prominent, hit 3rd, lost place approaching 4 out, soon behind opened 25/1 touched 25/1
16th s.h Quipe Me Posted (FR) 10-1 Tom Cannon (5) Miss S Smith 7 20/1
Chased leaders, ridden after 9th, weakened from 4 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
F Mahrajaan (USA) 11-1 T Doyle R P Burns 8 33/1
Held up towards rear, fell 3rd opened 33/1 touched 33/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £6.20 Tote Place: £1.70,2.10,2.70,2.00
Straight Forecast: £44.60 Exacta: £63.80 Trifecta: £299.00 Swingers: 1&2:9.80 2&3:15.00 1&3:15.50

Jackpot: £50,000.00, Pool: £32834.07, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot: £25.90, Pool: £228342.7, 6414.59 winning tickets
Quadpot: £7.30, Pool: £10186.95, 1025.05 winning tickets

Verdict

A competitive handicap chase won by some useful sorts in the past and TANKS FOR THAT was completing a hat-trick in the contest for Nicky Henderson following successes for Dave's Dream and French Opera. The eight year old hasn't had an awful lot of racing and has had something of a chequered career over fences thus far in winning only once in 10 starts. He had always looked to possess the ability to rank higher though and it's possible that he may just be a late developer. Always in the front rank, he jumped well in the main and Barry Geraghty was able to get a breather into him running down the hill before good leaps at the last two obstacles sealed victory. He will, of course, face a hike in the weights but he doesn't handle winter ground so will be put away with the Grand Annual in mind and, with a good record when fresh, it would be no surprise to see him among the leading fancies come March. Havingotascoobydo made good ground from off the pace without threatening the winner. This was a big step up in class for Martin Keighley's novice and his inexperience was noticeable but this represented another step forwards and there should be more to come the six year old who was having just his fourth chase start. I'msingingtheblues was bought ahead of last season as a 'Saturday' horse for his owner and didn't let connections down; there was once a school of thought that he was better on a flat track and he did disappoint when a big springer in the market for the Grand Annual in March. There was nothing wrong with his effort here but he will go back up in the weights for his troubles and has only won once since 2008; he'll remain vulnerable to younger rivals. Keki Buku ran his best race to date over fences on his sixth start which offers hope for the season ahead that he can take advantage of a handicap mark that is lower than his rating over hurdles. Crack Away Jack - a smart hurdler and novice chaser - was the interesting horse in the race on his first run for new connections as he returned from injury; he ran a blinder and would have finished closer were it not for a mistake three out but unfortunately returned with an injury and it remains to be seen how serious it is. Rileyev's career took off last season with four straight victories over fences and he improved markedly on his reappearance to finish a never nearer sixth for a yard whose horses haven't really hit top form yet. His trainer's runners are always to be respected in the big handicaps at this course and it would be no surprise to see the six year old back here in March if he can pick up another prize or two over the winter in order to increase his mark sufficiently. Oh Crick isn't badly handicapped these days but just appeared to get outpaced having been close to the leaders coming down the hill; he may now need further.