Cheltenham 17:30 Results
Tuesday, 13th March 2018
Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed)

1 - 13/2 6 11-2 B Hughes
M R Channon
Held up in touch in mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden to chase front pair approaching last, stayed on strongly to challenge inside final 100 yards, led post.
2 Head 12/1 7 11-8 J McGrath
N J Henderson
Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, driven to challenge between last 2, ridden after last, led flat, stayed on under pressure when hard pressed inside final 100 yards, headed post.
3 3 1/4 25/1 9 11-7 A P Heskin
T R George
Pressed leader, led 3rd, ridden when hard pressed after 2 out, headed flat, kept on until no extra in 3rd inside final 100 yards.
4 8 15/2 8 11-8 N D Fehily
F O'Brien
Prominent, pressed leader after 4 out, ridden after 2 out, one pace before last, well held in 4th flat.
5 3 1/2 25/1 7 11-6 Sam Twiston-Davies
P F Nicholls
Tracked leaders, driven and effort after 3 out, ridden after next, one pace when blundered and pecked last, well held flat.
6 2 40/1 6 11-5 Thomas Bellamy
N A Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, driven after 3 out, ridden and kept on under pressure from last, never troubled leaders.
7 Short Head 25/1 7 11-3 R Johnson
P J Hobbs
Held up towards rear, slightly hampered 9th, outpaced after 3 out, ridden after next, plugged on flat, never theatened leaders.
8 1 1/2 5/1 6 11-10 M P Walsh
T M Walsh
Mid-division, close up on outside after 7th, ridden after 3 out, one pace and no impression before next, weakened flat.
9 14 25/1 7 11-3 Mr J Bargary
N A Twiston-Davies
Led to 3rd, tracked leaders, blundered 5 out, lost place 3 out, soon weakened.
10 3/4 100/1 7 11-6 J J Burke
C E Longsdon
Mid-division, tracked leaders 7th, driven and lost place after 3 out, weakened last.
11 Head 11/1 7 11-10 W Kennedy
D McCain Jnr
In touch, pressed leader from 4th, hit and lost place 4 out, soon pushed along, weakened from next.
- - 25/1 8 11-9 J W Kennedy
G Elliott
Mid-division, blundered badly and lost place 4 out, not recover and pulled up before next.
- - 14/1 8 11-9 T Scudamore
Nick Williams
Tracked leaders, blundered and lost place 7th, towards rear when hampered and brought down 9th.
- - 20/1 5 11-9 B J Geraghty
W P Mullins
Mid-division, lost place 8th, behind from 11th, weakened 5 out, pulled up before next.
- - 66/1 7 11-8 D Robinson
H de Bromhead
Mistake 3rd, always in rear, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next.
- - 11/2 8 11-8 D N Russell
G Elliott
Mid-division, headway before 3 out, soon outpaced and beaten, pulled up before next.
- - 14/1 6 11-4 Adam Wedge
Evan Williams
Chased leaders to 3rd, mid-division, fell 9th.
- - 10/1 8 11-4 R Walsh
W P Mullins
Held up behind, fell 6th.
- - 66/1 8 11-3 D A Jacob
B Pauling
Mistake 1st, soon towards rear on outside, lost touch and pulled up after 7th.
NR 7 11-6 Non Runner
N J Henderson
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