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Ultima Handicap TipsWhen is the Ultima Handicap Chase 2023?

Cheltenham Tuesday 14th March 2.50pm

Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+) Distance: 3 miles 1 furlong

Weights – Handicap

Race three on day one is the Ultima Handicap Chase, which is also known as the Festival Handicap. This takes place on the old course and is for horses aged five years old and older.

The race is often a good pointer for the Grand National in April, with horses like West Tip and Seagram all winning both the handicap and the Grand National in the past. The race is normally a good one for English based trainers, with David Pipe and Jonjo O’Neill both scoring 3 times in the last 12 years.

Ultima Handicap Chase Trends and Statistics

Here are the Cheltenham Ultima Handicap Chase Trends and Statistics for the last 12 years.

  • Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged between 7 and 9.
  • Sex – All of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Trainer – Jonjo O’Neill and David Pipe are the only trainers to saddle more than 1 winner in the last 12 years with 3 and 2 wins respectively.
  • Horse – Many have tried but only one horse has won twice in the last 12 years.
  • Country – 10 of the last 12 winners were bred in Ireland, 1 in France and 1 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – All of the last 12 winners were bay.
  • Weight CarriedEleven of the last of the last twelve winners carried 11st 8lbs or less.
  • Starting Price (SP) – 10 of the last 12 winners returned a SP of between 5/1 and 14/1.
  • Starting Price Rank – 2 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 9 were in the first 5 in the betting.
  • Headgear – Only 3 of the last 12 winners were without headgear, 5 wore cheekpieces, 4 wore blinkers.
  • Days Since Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners had run between 16 and 45 days ago. 
  • Last Run Form – 4 of the last 12 winners had won last time out. All 12 finished in the first 6.
  • Official Rating – 9 of the last 12 winners had an OR between 132 and 148

Ultima Handicap Chase Records

Fastest Win: Edgardo Sol 2011 ridden by Ruby Walsh trained by Paul Nicholls finished in 238.54 s – 3 minutes 58.54 seconds 

Leading jockey since 1946 (3 wins):

Robert Thornton – Fork Lightning (2004), Kelami (2005), Bensalem (2011)
Tom Scudamore – An Accordion (2008), Un Temps Pour Tout (2016, 2017)

Leading trainer since 1946 (4 wins):

Fred Rimell – Cavaliero (1948), Frere Jacques II (1949), Land Fort (1951), Holly Bank (1954)
Fulke Walwyn – Ravencroft (1961), Team Spirit (1963), Lord Jim (1971), Gay Vulgan (1977)

Who are the Ultima Handicap Chase Leading Contenders?

If he turns out for Tuesday’s first handicap of the Festival then CORACH RAMBLER could be worth an interest for Lucinda Russell and the Jeremy gelding could make the long journey from the trainer’s Kinross base to Cheltenham worthwhile if lining up.

This race would be a real test for him having had just four starts over fences at the time of writing, but he’s won two of them which includes one over course and distance at the December Meeting when beating Eva’s Oskar and he ran better than the bare result when seen at Warwick in the Classic Chase where he might not have been suited by the sharp nature of that track.

He finished fourth in that Grade Three handicap where he was carrying a big weight in some testing ground and perhaps better ground and a return this stiffer venue will show him in a better light where he can get competitive off 140 if taking his chance although the National Hunt Chase is an alternative.

Here's what Keith said ahead of the Ultima Handicap Chase:

HAPPYGOLUCKY – Has a generally progressive profile since switching to fences. Only up 5lb for winning on the New Course In december

LIEUTENANT ROCCO – Step up to 3 miles got him home in front over fences at the fourth time of asking. Open to further improvement.

ESCARA TEN – One win in 3 starts over fences. Should have more to come now handicapping.

COKO BEACH – Has won his last two chases including a Grade 2 last time. Tis is tougher.

What’s Our Ultima Handicap Chase Tips?

We will update this box with our tips for the Ultima Handicap when they are finalised

At time of writing the weights have just been published and there are currently 70 entries, a maximum of 24 will line up on the day.

From the stats above we are looking for an Irish Bred gelding aged betwen 7 and 9, with an official rating between 132 and 148. Promiment in the betting market is important too, but the betting will all change when the final declarations come in at the 48 hour stage.

Currently HAPPYGOLUCKY ticks plenty of boxes and at a higher price CLOTH CAP who is enjoying a decent season.

On the day, here is the tip that Keith sent to our members:

PYM 14:30 Cheltenham 12/1 each way – Course winner who was found out in top company when pulling up in the RAS last year. A good ground win at Sandown in a tactical race at Sandown got him off the mark for the season before running ok at Newcastle last time. Ideally he needs to get a lead early on and maintain a rhythm.

How did it do?

PYM – started off strong, led until 10th, led 13th, headed and not fluent 14th, not fluent next, lost place after 4 out, well beaten 3 out to finish in 11th place.

FRT Tipster Keith’s wrote this for the 2020 Ultima Handicap Chase.

Cheltenham handicap entries are not declared until 48 hours before the race, so writing this four weeks ahead of the race, we are relying
on betting markets, stable rumours and other uncertain sources for runner information, but I would expect the likes of VINTAGE CLOUDS, THE CONDITIONAL, VINNDICATION and OK CORRAL to be involved.  While I like OK CORRAL, a horse who is often ridden by the top Irish amateur Derek O’Connor, my pin lands on VINTAGE CLOUDS, a horse that many of you know I am particularly sweet on, and he got us a nice 25/1 return when runner up in this race last year.
VINTAGE CLOUDS bounced right back to his best when winning the Peter Marsh Chase this year, making most of the running.

On the day of the race VINTAGE CLOUDS was Keith's Ultima Handicap Chase tip though it disputed the lead until the ninth then weakened away tamely.

Ultima Handicap Chase Results

Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
Distance: 3m1f (5500 yards) Prize (winner): £70338 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 24    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 18.26s   Avg OR: 144     Median OR: 143.5     Fences: 20

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightORTrainerJockey (Claim)Odds
181stCorach Rambler (IRE)810-2140Russell, Miss Lucinda VFox, Derek R10/1
well off the pace in last pair, hit 9th, still plenty to do after 3 out, soon switched out, switched inside and chased leaders approaching 2 out, 3rd at the last, sustained challenge between horses run-in, led inside final 150 yards, quickened clear BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 48 Owner: The Ramblers
242nd2.75Gericault Roque (FR)610-0138Pipe, D EScudamore, Tom9/1
chased leaders on inside, went 2nd 7th, led 14th, headed and outpaced by winner inside final 150 yards, held on for 2nd BF IP MIN 1.66 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Prof Caroline Tisdall And Bryan Drew
233rdHDOscar Elite (IRE)710-0138Tizzard, C LCobden, Harry22/1
mid-division out wide, jumped slowly 15th, headway chasing leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, every chance until winner quickened on inside final 150 yards, kept on pressing for 2nd BF IP MIN 1.34 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Mrs Mary-ann Middleton
94th8Tea Clipper (IRE)710-7145Lacey, TSheppard, Stan12/1
chased leaders, mistake 6th, went 2nd 3 out, pushed along and dropped to 3rd before next until the last, weakened run-in BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 950 Owner: Mr Jerry Hinds & Mr Ashley Head
205th0.5Our Power (IRE)710-0138Thomas, SamDeutsch, Charlie11/1
off the pace towards rear, closer out wide tracking leaders before 12th, weakened before the last BF IP MIN 6.2 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Walters Plant Hire & Potter Group
106th1Death Duty (IRE)1110-6144Elliott, GordonKennedy, J W17/2
held up off the pace towards rear, headway chasing leaders approaching 3 out, ridden and outpaced before next, kept on run-in, no threat BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
117th0.5Fantastikas (FR)710-6144Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam8/1
chased leaders on inside, switched out before 3 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching the last BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Imperial Racing Partnership 2016
28th6.5Lostintranslation (IRE)1011-3155Tizzard, C LPowell, Brendan25/1
mid-division, mistake and pecked 11th, towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, weakened next BF IP MIN 27 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Taylor & ODwyer
59thNKNoble Yeats (IRE)710-9147Mullins, EmmetWaley-Cohen, Mr S14/1
towards rear of mid-division, ridden after 4 out, headway out wide chasing leaders next, weakened home turn BF IP MIN 16.5 BF IP MAX 950 Owner: Mr Robert Waley-Cohen
610th4Floueur (FR)710-5146Elliott, GordonGainford, Mr J C (3)15/2 (Fav)
held up towards rear, never involved BF IP MIN 9.6 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Mr Claudio Michael Grech
411th0.5Ben Dundee (IRE)1010-9147Lynch, AndrewMullins, D E22/1
held up towards rear BF IP MIN 21 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: C Jones
112thNKFrodon (FR)1011-12164Nicholls, P FFrost, Bryony11/1
held up in mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders when not much room between horses and stumbled 3 out, weakened home turn BF IP MIN 17.5 BF IP MAX 950 Owner: Mr P J Vogt
1713th0.75Full Back (FR)710-2140Moore, G LMoore, Joshua20/1
never closer than mid-division, pushed along and struggling towards rear after 4 out BF IP MIN 24 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Mr Ashley Head
714th1.75Foxy Jacks (IRE)810-7145Morris, M FMoore, J M28/1
raced wide towards rear, headway out wide chasing leaders 4 out, bad mistake next, lost place and no chance after BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Mr D F Desmond
2215th2.75Belargus (FR)79-11138Gifford, N JHoulihan, Niall F (3)125/1
held up in last trio, never involved BF IP MIN 18 BF IP MAX 950 Owner: Mr John P McManus
1916th2.25Run To Milan (IRE)1010-0138Dartnall, V R AJohns, Alan80/1
mid-division, weakened before 3 out BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Barber, Birchenhough, De Wilde
2117th1.75One More Fleurie (IRE)89-11138Williams, IanTodd, C J (3)125/1
chased leaders, jumped slowly 3rd and next, pushed along after 4 out, pushed along and weakened before next BF IP MIN 120 BF IP MAX 950 Owner: Mr K McKenna
1318th2.25Rapper810-5143Daly, H DOBrien, T J50/1
off the pace and always towards rear BF IP MIN 70 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: The Home Farm Partnership
319th27Does He Know711-0152Bailey, K CBass, David11/1
chased leaders, jumped slowly 13th, weakened 3 out, tailed off BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Yes He Does Syndicate
8PUDoctor Duffy (IRE)910-2145Byrnes, CQuinlan, Liam (5)33/1
off the pace in last trio, hit 3rd and next, behind 9th, tailed off next, pulled up before the last BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Relic Pride Partnership
12PUVintage Clouds (IRE)1210-6144Smith, Mrs S JQuinlan, Sean33/1
chased leader until 7th, chased leaders, bad mistake 9th, lost place next, towards rear and never travelling after, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Exors Of The Late Mr Trevor Hemmings
14PUDiscordantly (IRE)810-5143Harrington, Mrs JohnPower, R M28/1
always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: The Odd Fellows Partnership
15PUGrumpy Charley710-1142Honour, ChrisCarver, Bryan (3)16/1
always towards rear on inside, pushed along before 15th, soon struggling, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Mr G Thompson
16PUKiltealy Briggs (IRE)810-3141Snowden, JamieHeskin, A P40/1
led until 14th, chased leader until 3 out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out where bad blunder, pulled up before the last BF IP MIN 30 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: McNeill Family

Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
Distance: 3m1f (5500 yards) Prize (winner): £46423 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 16    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 31.00s   Avg OR: 144     Median OR: 143   

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
91stVintage Clouds (IRE)1110-11CkPc143Smith, Mrs S JMania, Ryan28/1
chased leader, led 10th, headed and not fluent 13th, led 14th, headed 4 out, led 3 out, 1/2 length ahead last, stayed on strongly to draw clear flat
62nd5.5Happygolucky (IRE)711-1147Bailey, K CBass, David100/30 (Fav)
chased leaders, closed going well 4 out, went 2nd from 2 out, 1/2 length down when mistake last, held flat, kept on
23rd2.25Aye Right (IRE)811-8154Graham, Mrs H OJohnson, Richard11/2
towards rear on inside, headway 4th, tracing leaders 9th, mistake 10th, not fluent 11th, ridden after 3 out, disputing close 2nd when not fluent 2 out, no impression on winner in 3rd flat, kept on
14th2.5Cepage (FR)911-12158Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie14/1
prominent on outside, lost place 16th, well beaten 3 out, stayed on strongly from last, went 4th towards finish
125th1One For The Team710-8140Williams, NickScudamore, Tom17/2
prominent, slow 3rd, not fluent and lost some ground on leaders 6th, mistake and struggling 15th, stayed on well from last, went 5th towards finish
106th0.75Discordantly (IRE)710-10142Harrington, Mrs JohnPower, R M10/1
mid-division, headway 16th, driven in 5th after 3 out, kept on from 2 out but never able to get on terms with leaders
77thHDAlnadam (FR)810-13145Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry11/2
prominent, led and mistake 4 out, headed next, weakened inside final 100 yards, lost 4th towards finish
148th4.5Nietzsche810-2TT134Ellison, BBurke, Jonathan40/1
took keen hold, held up, mid-division by 6th, running very keenly on downhill run to 9th, not fluent 10th, mistake 12th, struggling before 3 out
59th2.5Milan Native (IRE)811-3TT WS149Foster, Mrs DeniseKennedy, J W13/2
in rear, not fluent 2nd, slow 3rd, not fluent 5th, ridden after 4 out, never involved
1310th6The Wolf (FR)710-5137Murphy, OllyHeskin, A P22/1
held up in rear on outside, not fluent 1st, tried to close from 3 out but couldn\'t, well beaten before 2 out
311th3.25Pym (IRE)811-7153Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico14/1
led until 10th, led 13th, headed and not fluent 14th, not fluent next, lost place after 4 out, well beaten 3 out
1112th3.25Admirals Secret1010-10142Dartnall, V R AJohns, Alan20/1
held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, weakened 2 out
1613th21Fingerontheswitch (IRE)119-9CkPc TT132Mulholland, N PWonnacott, Millie (5)66/1
held up in mid-division, towards rear from 12th, tailed off
4PUOk Corral (IRE)1111-5151Henderson, N JWalsh, M P33/1
not always fluent, always in rear, well behind 16th, pulled up before 4 out
15PUSoupy Soups (IRE)1010-2CkPc134Mulholland, N PDunne, R T100/1
mid-division, not fluent and struggling 12th, well beaten 3 out, blundered badly 2 out and rider did well to stay on, pulled up before last
8PUDelire Destruval (FR)810-11Blnk143Pauling, BenJacob, Daryl80/1
mid-division on outside, losing place from 10th, tailed off 16th, pulled up before 4 out

Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
Distance: 3m1f (5500 yards) Prize (winner): £61897 Direction: Left Handed
Runners: 23    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 50.75s   Avg OR: 144     Median OR: 144    

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
171stThe Conditional (IRE)8139Bridgwater, D GPowell, Brendan15/29.572.78
tracked leaders, effort on inside when hit 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead flat, all out towards finish, just held on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 24
62ndNKKildisart (IRE)8150Pauling, BenJacob, Daryl10/116.663.32
tracked leaders, driven after 3 out, every chance last, ridden and stayed on to press winner towards finish, just held BF IP MIN 2.08 BF IP MAX 1000
73rd2.25Discorama (FR)7148Nolan, PaulCooper, Bryan J11/2 (JFav)6.352.54
held up behind, headway into mid-division after 9th, chased leaders before 3 out, soon ridden and one pace, rallied flat, took 3rd final strides, not quite reach front pair BF IP MIN 3.85 BF IP MAX 1000
14thNKVinndication (IRE)7159Bailey, K CBass, David11/2 (JFav)7.132.58
always prominent, challenged 3 out, led narrowly next, ridden and headed flat, no extra towards finish, lost 3rd final strides BF IP MIN 1.8 BF IP MAX 1000
165thNKBig River (IRE)10141Russell, Miss Lucinda VFox, Derek R20/135.175.36
mid-division, dropped towards rear 8th, headway under pressure 3 out, chased leaders next, ridden and rallied flat, not reach leaders BF IP MIN 2.42 BF IP MAX 1000
156th5.5Cobra De Mai (FR)8142Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry20/127.815.79
mid-division on inside, driven after 3 out, ridden after next, kept on same pace, never threatened leaders BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 1000
37th2Cepage (FR)8155Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie14/117.504.40
in touch, headway to lead after 8th, headed narrowly 2 out, soon ridden, lost place after last, weakened closing stages BF IP MIN 2.54 BF IP MAX 1000
48th5Vintage Clouds (IRE)10151Smith, Mrs S JMania, Ryan28/148.007.46
prominent on outside, led 5th (water), headed after 8th, remained in touch, ridden after 3 out, outpaced and no impression before next BF IP MIN 14.5 BF IP MAX 1000
99th2Atlanta Ablaze9145Daly, H DOBrien, T J33/1100.0013.18
mid-division, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace, never near leaders BF IP MIN 40 BF IP MAX 1000
2310th15Vivas (FR)9133Longsdon, C ESheehan, Gavin100/1562.1934.89
always behind BF IP MIN 410 BF IP MAX 1000
211th3.75Brave Eagle (IRE)8157Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico25/144.2411.00
always behind BF IP MIN 36 BF IP MAX 1000
1112th3.5Mulcahys Hill (IRE)8144Greatrex, W JHeskin, A P33/163.199.60
mid-division, pushed along 5 out, never near leaders, behind when went left and mistake 3 out BF IP MIN 38 BF IP MAX 1000
813th3.5Who Dares Wins (IRE)8147King, ACannon, Tom J10/113.003.63
mistake 1st, mid-division, chased leaders 10th, outpaced 3 out, weakened next BF IP MIN 7.6 BF IP MAX 1000
20BDQuarenta (FR)8137ONeill, JonjoCobden, Harry28/142.297.55
held up towards rear, brought down 4th BF IP MIN 44 BF IP MAX 1000
18FElwood (FR)6139Elliott, GordonDempsey, Luke18/123.005.01
mid-division, fell 4th BF IP MIN 21 BF IP MAX 1000
21FNo Comment9137Hobbs, P JColeman, A12/117.164.67
mid-division, fell heavily 8th BF IP MIN 12.5 BF IP MAX 1000
10PUActivial (FR)10145George, T RBurke, Jonathan33/1130.7910.85
led to after 1st, tracked leaders, lost place 12th, behind from next, lost touch when pulled up after 16th BF IP MIN 65 BF IP MAX 1000
12PUBurbank (IRE)8144Henderson, N JMcGrath, Jeremiah25/130.986.68
mid-division, lost place when mistake 15th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 25 BF IP MAX 1000
13PUCogry11143Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam25/143.206.80
led after 1st, headed 5th (water), chased leaders, lost place 9th, behind when pulled up before 11th BF IP MIN 36 BF IP MAX 1000
14PUTownshend (GER)9142Twiston-Davies, N ANeild, Jamie (7)40/1130.3919.07
towards rear on outside, headway 11th, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last BF IP MIN 25 BF IP MAX 1000
19PUSoupy Soups (IRE)9138Mulholland, N PDunne, R T50/1182.4614.50
mid-division, chased leaders 10th, driven and outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next BF IP MIN 15.5 BF IP MAX 1000
5PUMister Malarky7151Tizzard, C LONeill, Jonjo (Jr)12/116.204.14
tracked leaders, driven before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before next BF IP MIN 9.8 BF IP MAX 1000
24PUIce Cool Champs (IRE)9133Lee, Miss KerryWedge, Adam100/1177.8719.35
mid-division, in touch 8th, hit 5 out, lost place after next, behind 3 out, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 25 BF IP MAX 1000

Non Runners  General Principle (IRE)

Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
Distance: 3m1f (5500 yards) Prize (winner): £61897 Direction: Left Handed
Runners: 24    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 6 mins 39.40s   Avg OR: 147     Median OR: 147  

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
71stBeware The Bear (IRE)9151Henderson, N JMcGrath, Jeremiah10/114.004.21
held up towards rear, headway into mid-division on outside 4th, close up 9th, effort after 3 out, led last, clear when edged left flat, ridden out, held on towards finish BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 26
172nd1.25Vintage Clouds (IRE)9144Smith, Mrs S JCook, Danny16/121.004.72
led to 2nd, with leader, reminders before 3 out, led again next, headed last, ridden and one pace flat, rallied towards finish, not reach winner BF IP MIN 1.51 BF IP MAX 1000
13rd2Lake View Lad (IRE)9155Alexander, N WBrooke, Henry25/132.005.90
in touch, pushed along after 4 out, one pace 2 out, went 3rd and ridden after last, kept on, not reach front pair BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000
244th3.25Big River (IRE)9140Russell, Miss Lucinda VFox, Derek R28/145.848.64
mistake 1st, in touch and not always fluent, dropped to mid-division 8th, behind from 16th, ridden after 2 out, stayed on under pressure from last, took 4th towards finish, never nearer BF IP MIN 42 BF IP MAX 950
205th0.5Flying Angel (IRE)8142Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam25/138.008.68
mid-division on inside, driven after 4 out, kept on under pressure from 2 out, never reached leaders BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 370
56thHDActivial (FR)9151George, T RScudamore, Tom40/185.0015.00
led 2nd to 5th, remained prominent, driven after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression BF IP MIN 13 BF IP MAX 1000
87th4Magic Of Light (IRE)8151Harrington, Mrs JohnPower, R M25/129.365.35
in touch, outpaced 3 out, never able to get on terms BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
148th3.75Up For Review (IRE)10146Mullins, W PTownend, P8/1 (CFav)12.003.67
mid-division, headway when hit 12th, every chance when mistake 3 out, outpaced next, weakened last BF IP MIN 2.08 BF IP MAX 1000
229th1.75Oldgrangewood8140Skelton, DanielAndrews, Bridget66/1170.0021.68
towards rear, struggling 16th, never a threat BF IP MIN 160 BF IP MAX 1000
1010thNSENoble Endeavor (IRE)10150Elliott, GordonRussell, D N14/116.004.50
mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never threatened leaders BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
1111th4.5Crucial Role7150Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry16/121.005.17
mid-division, mistake 4th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 18 BF IP MAX 950
312th1O O Seven (IRE)9152Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico50/184.9415.80
mid-division on outside, headway 4th, led next, driven and headed 2 out, weakened after last BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 1000
1313th20Singlefarmpayment9146George, T RFehily, Noel10/114.503.88
always behind, weakened 3 out, hampered last, tailed off BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
15FGive Me A Copper (IRE)9145Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry9/113.434.30
mid-division, headway 16th, driven and outpaced after 3 out, never reached leaders, beaten when fell last BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
21PUShantou Village (IRE)9142Mulholland, N PDunne, R T40/142.3914.00
chased leaders on inside, lost place after 4 out, weakened next, behind when pulled up before next BF IP MIN 36 BF IP MAX 1000
6PUMister Whitaker (IRE)7151Channon, M RHughes, Brian8/1 (CFav)11.593.40
held up, always towards rear, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
23PUCatamaran Du Seuil (FR)7140Newland, Dr R D PHammond, Charlie (5)50/180.0018.90
behind, headway into mid-division 12th, reminders after 16th, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before next BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 1000
9PURoyal Vacation (IRE)9151Tizzard, C LColeman, A33/150.008.34
towards rear of mid-division, behind from 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
12PUCalipto (FR)9148Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie14/121.025.50
always behind, weakened 3 out, pulled up before next BF IP MIN 17.5 BF IP MAX 1000
16PUCoo Star Sivola (FR)7145Williams, NickKelly, Lizzie (3)8/1 (CFav)10.153.41
tracked leaders, lost place after 4 out, weakened after next, behind when pulled up before last BF IP MIN 7.2 BF IP MAX 580
18PUGeneral Principle (IRE)10144Elliott, GordonKennedy, J W14/118.004.52
in touch, blundered and lost place 15th, weakened after 3 out, behind when hampered and pulled up after last BF IP MIN 9.6 BF IP MAX 1000
2PUSizing Codelco (IRE)10154Tizzard, C LOBrien, T J66/1189.3222.49
mid-division, behind when jumped slowly 14th (water), tailed off when pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 190 BF IP MAX 1000
19PUWillie Boy (IRE)8144Longsdon, C EBurke, Jonathan50/1153.1416.93
in touch on outside, headway 15th, never reached leaders, weakened after 3 out, behind when pulled up before last BF IP MIN 25 BF IP MAX 1000
4PUMinella Rocco (IRE)9152ONeill, JonjoMcLernon, R P14/125.854.89
always towards rear, pulled up after 8th BF IP MIN 24 BF IP MAX 1000

Ultima Handicap Chase Previous Winners


DateGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORDays
Good To Soft24810/110-214024d
Good To Soft2389/111-1215545d
Good To Soft23711/111-714845d
Good To Soft2488/111-314645d
Good To Soft23710/111-614520d
Good To Soft241033/110-1014220d
Good To Soft2185/110-914294d
Good To Soft1477/110-1214345d
Good To Soft231050/110-6130114d
Good To Soft2177/110-912947d
Good To Soft2388/110-513145d
Good To Soft181025/110-212766d

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Cheltenham Festival Tuesday

Race Schedule

13:30The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race2m abt ½fHurdle
14:10The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chaseabt 2mChase
14:50The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase3m abt 1fChase
15:30The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
(feature race)
2m abt ½fHurdle
16:10The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race2m abt 4fHurdle
16:50The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)2m abt 4½fChase
17:30The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)3m abt 6fChase


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