12:45 Cheltenham 15 Dec 2017

Horse Comes First Novices' Chase (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £15,640 - 4 ran

2

3m 1f 56y

Soft (Good to Soft in places)

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Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Emerald green, yellow chevron and sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)

3. Sizing Tennessee (IRE)

led until after 12th, not fluent 13th (water), led again 14th, hit 15th, headed 4 out, led going best after 3 out, driven flat, stayed on

2/1 Fav 9 11-1 139 B J CooperC L Tizzard
2 6
Purple, pink cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (The Duel At Dawn Racing Partnership)

2. Duel At Dawn (IRE)

tracked winner, not fluent 4th, led after 12th, slow and headed 14th, ridden and slow 16th, not fluent 5 out, led 4 out, headed after mistake 3 out, kept on flat but always held

9/4 2Fav 7 11-6 p 141 Kielan WoodsA M Hales
PU
Violet and white check, white cap (Ditcheat Thoroughbreds Coastal Tiep)

1. Coastal Tiep (FR)

tracked leaders, shaken up 13th, not fluent and outpaced from next, struggling 16th, left 3rd 5 out, lost touch after 3 out, tired when pulled up before 2 out

11/2 5 11-6 p 139 Harry CobdenP F Nicholls
U
Emerald green, yellow diamond, white sleeves and cap (Jimmy & Susie Wenman)

4. Tintern Theatre (IRE)

tracked leaders, challenged 14th, close 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 5 out

5/2 6 11-1 134 Thomas BellamyN A Twiston-Davies
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Off Time: 12:47:11

Winning Time: 6m 36.20s

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2017 23:51:50

Pos Date Race Details Result SP Age/Wgt Jockey OR Video
1

led until after 12th, not fluent 13th (water), led again 14th, hit 15th, headed 4 out, led going best after 3 out, driven flat, stayed on

2/1 Fav 9 11-1 B J Cooper 139
2/5 01 Jan 2018 Che 21F Hy  Cl1 NovChGd2 £19,932 (J) to Yanworth (nk)   12/1 1011-3 B J Cooper 143
3/7 27 Jan 2018 Che 21F Sft  Cl2 NovHcpCh £17,204 (J) to Mister Whitaker (16¾)   11/4 JFav 1011-12 B J Cooper 147
3/16 13 Mar 2018 Che 32F Sft  Cl1 NovAmChGd2 £74,950 (J) to Rathvinden (22)   8/1 1011-6 Mr B O'Neill 145
PU/29 21 Apr 2018 Ayr 32F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £122,442 (J) to Joe Farrell  10/1 1011-2 R M Power 145
2 6

tracked winner, not fluent 4th, led after 12th, slow and headed 14th, ridden and slow 16th, not fluent 5 out, led 4 out, headed after mistake 3 out, kept on flat but always held

9/4 2Fav 7 11-6 p Kielan Woods 141
2/5 13 Jan 2018 War 24F Sft  Cl1 NovChList £14,238 (J) to Ms Parfois (5)   15/8 Fav 811-0 Harry Bannister 141
PU/16 13 Mar 2018 Che 32F Sft  Cl1 NovAmChGd2 £74,950 (J) to Rathvinden  16/1 811-6 Mr Thomas M O'Brien 141
PU

tracked leaders, shaken up 13th, not fluent and outpaced from next, struggling 16th, left 3rd 5 out, lost touch after 3 out, tired when pulled up before 2 out

11/2 5 11-6 p Harry Cobden 139
2/4 21 Feb 2018 Lud 20F GS  Cl4 NovCh £5,588 (J) to Rayvin Black (4)   6/4 Fav 611-4 Sean Bowen 139
U

tracked leaders, challenged 14th, close 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 5 out

5/2 6 11-1 Thomas Bellamy 134
Won/7 27 Dec 2017 Kmp 24F Sft  Cl2 HcpCh £25,024 (J) bt Pilgrims Bay ()   7/2 2Fav 611-4 Sam Twiston-Davies 134
U/13 20 Jan 2018 Hdo 25½F Hy  Cl1 HcpChGd2 £42,712 (J) to The Dutchman  13/2 710-9 Jamie Bargary 138
11/15 24 Feb 2018 Kmp 24F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £56,950 (J) to Master Dee (47)   5/1 2Fav 710-12 Sam Twiston-Davies 138
11/20 15 Mar 2018 Che 26F Sft  Cl2 AmHcpCh £41,972 (J) to Missed Approach (34)   25/1 711-5 Mr J Nailor 138
7/11 18 Apr 2018 Che 25½F Gd  Cl3 NovHcpCh £11,372 (J) to Winter Lion (32)   5/1 J2Fav 711-13 Sam Twiston-Davies 137
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Off Time: 12:47:11

Winning Time: 6m 36.20s

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2017 23:51:50

Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £3.15
Tote Win £2.30 (3)
Tote Exacta £5.40 (3, 2)
Tote Trifecta £5.90 (3, 2)
CSF £6.83 (3, 2)
Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good 6 Singlefarmpayment 6 11 1 - 211P-32 20 days T R George (14 miles) A P Heskin 9/2 6:22.70
2015 Soft 6 Blaklion 6 11 1 - 32P4-4F 27 days N Twiston-Davies (1 miles) R Hatch 3/1 6:37.50
2014 Good to Soft 4 Kings Palace 6 11 9 - F111F-1 27 days D Pipe (100 miles) T Scudamore Evens 6:42.50
2013 Good 4 Sam Winner 6 11 1 - F5103-3 28 days P Nicholls (69 miles) D Jacob 11/4 6:27.90
2012 Heavy 5 Highland Lodge 6 11 6 - 1114-13 16 days Miss E Lavelle (44 miles) B J Geraghty 2/1 7:18.80
2011 Good 5 Join Together 6 11 9 - 321P-F1 28 days P Nicholls (69 miles) R Walsh 3/1 6:31.00
2010 Good to Soft 8 Time For Rupert 6 11 9 - 17122-1 29 days P Webber (43 miles) W Kennedy 10/11 6:28.20
2009 Soft 6 Inchidaly Rock 7 11 6 - 12102-1 32 days P Nicholls (69 miles) R Walsh Evens 6:47.20
2008 Good to Soft 5 What A Friend 5 11 6 - 1213P-1 42 days P Nicholls (69 miles) S Thomas 15/8 7:02.70
2007 Good 4 Joe Lively 8 11 8 - 101121 12 days C Tizzard (83 miles) J Tizzard 11/2 6:41.63