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Cheltenham

  • 13:55 Henrietta Knight Handicap Chase 3m 3f 110y

  • (Grade 3) £50,000 added 4yo+ 16 ran
  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 7m 39.90s
  • Off time: 13:55:25

Full result

13:55 Cheltenham Result 17th November 2012
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Monbeg Dude (IRE) 10-0 J E Moore M Scudamore 7 25/1
Not fluent in rear, mistake 1st, blundered 15th and 17th, headway next, stayed on to chase leaders approaching 3 out, went 2nd approaching last, driven to lead narrowly run-in, stayed on well and on top close home opened 25/1 touched 25/1
2nd nk Bradley 10-12 P J Brennan F M O'Brien 8 9/2f
Mid-division on outside, headway to chase leaders 15th, led 2 out, joined last, narrowly headed run-in, every chance until no extra towards finish opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £5000-£1000(x2)
3rd Viking Blond (FR) 10-11 S Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies 7 8/1
Led 2nd, headed 8th, chased leaderr, led again 10th, made most afte runtil headed 2 out, lost 2nd approaching last, stayed on same pace run-in opened 9/1 touched 9/1
4th 11 Any Currency (IRE) 11-0 Aidan Coleman M Keighley 9 14/1
Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 3 out, no extra in 4th before last opened 14/1 touched 16/1
5th 5 Problema Tic (FR) 11-9 T Scudamore D Pipe 6 10/1
Towards rear, headway approachuing 16th, chasing leaders when hit 3 out, weakened before next opened 8/1 touched 10/1 £2400-£300
6th 6 Chicago Grey (IRE) 11-9 R Johnson G Elliott 9 20/1
Mid-division, headway and chasing leaders when blundered badly 4 out, recovered to chase leaders on inside approaching next, ridden before blundered 2 out, soon weakened opened 25/1 touched 25/1 £28000-£1000
7th 13 Deal Done (FR) 11-4 B J Geraghty D T Hughes 8 16/1
Chased leaders, mistake 14th, hit next, weakened from 3 out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
8th Teaforthree (IRE) 11-11 Patrick Corbett (10) Miss R Curtis 8 15/2
Chased leader, led 8th until 10th chased leader until 15th, chased leaders, ridden and weakened well before 2 out opened 8/1 touched 8/1
9th 16 Fredo (IRE) 10-5 Harry Skelton Ian Williams 8 25/1
Mid-division, effort approaching 17th, weakened approaching 3 out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
10th Mon Mome (FR) 11-0 L Treadwell Miss V Williams 12 33/1
Mid-division, slow and ridden 14th, never on terms after opened 33/1 touched 33/1
11th 45 Carruthers 11-12 Matthew Batchelor M Bradstock 9 25/1
Led until 2nd, chased leaders, lost place 16th, weakening when blundered 18th, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Harry The Viking 11-7 R Walsh P F Nicholls 7 11/2
Chased leaders, blundered badly 17th, soon lost place, behind and pulled up 4 out opened 6/1 touched 6/1
PU Galaxy Rock (IRE) 11-6 A P McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 8 13/2
Raced wide in mid-division, weakened 18th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out opened 13/2 touched 13/2 £28000-£4000
PU Ashkazar (FR) 11-6 Timmy Murphy D Pipe 8 12/1
Never travelled in rear, reminders after 4th, mistake 15th, tailed off 18th, soon pulled up opened 11/1 touched 12/1
PU Mostly Bob (IRE) 10-12 James Best (5) Mrs S Leech 9 50/1
Towards rear, mistake 7th, struggling 11th, tailed off and pulled up before 14th opened 50/1 touched 50/1
PU King Fontaine (IRE) 10-6 Harry Haynes J M Jefferson 9 20/1
In rear, hit 11th, tailed off and pulled up before 14th opened 20/1 touched 20/1
NR Poker De Sivola (FR) 11-1 R Thornton Ferdy Murphy 9

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £40.00 Tote Place: £6.10,1.80,2.50,3.80
Straight Forecast: £132.46 Exacta: £236.50 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:54.00 2&3:8.00 1&3:214.30

Jackpot: £65,769.68 carried forward to Cheltenham, 18th Nov
Placepot: £195.70, Pool: £292363.75, 1090.31 winning tickets
Quadpot: £146.60, Pool: £13920.41, 70.22 winning tickets

Verdict

MONBEG DUDE produced the best performance of his career, answering concerns over his stamina and jumping, then fighting off the persistent challenge of Bradley. He was held up in the early stages and wasn't perfect at his fences, but he cut through the pack on the final circuit and few horses will have travelled so sweetly on the run to the second-last fence at the end of a three-and-a-half-mile contest. It breifly looked as if his effort was going to fall apart when Jamie Moore first asked him to go to the front, but he ultimately just got the better of a battle with Bradley, who lost little in defeat. The runner-up jumped better than most of his rivals, several of whom blundered their chances away, and kept on all the way to the line despite leaning in slightly on the winner under pressure. Thorough stayer Any Currency was working hard from some way out but kept on better than most, but Galaxy Rock and Harry The Viking both proved major disappointments - the latter cooking his own goose with a jolting error early on the final circuit.