Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase
Listed, £60,000 added,
5yo plus,
2m 4f 110y, Class 1
Tuesday 11th March 2014

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1 Present View 8/1
2 Attaglance 10/1
3 Pendra 8/1
4 Ahyaknowyerself 33/1
NR: Baby Mix (FR)
19 ran Distances: ½l, 3l, ½l
TIME 5m 0.10s (slow by 2.10s)

An emotional trainer Jamie Snowden celebrated his first winner at The Festival after Present View survived a stewards' enquiry to win the Rewards4racing Novices' Handicap Chase.

Present View
© Cheltenham Racecourse

Present View
"Wow! All credit to my staff - it's a massive team effort. I have a heart monitor here and when someone jumps out of an aircraft it's 175 and I'm showing 170!" said Snowden. "He used to run away with his races over hurdles but by doing that it meant he started off over fences on a reasonable mark.

"He probably wants three miles on this better ground and Brendan (Powell) thought he was beaten after a couple of fences. But he jumped and stayed and kept going.

"Hopefully he's an improving chaser and he had to win at Kempton last time to get into today's race. Brendan has ridden him with supreme confidence and saw a stride really well."

The winner carries the colours of Sir Chips Keswick, Arsenal's chairman. "He is over in Munich (for this evening's match against Bayern Munich) and had to be there with Arsenal so was sorry he couldn't be here," added Snowden.

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Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase (Listed)
£60,000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 4f 110y, Class 1
19 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Good in Places

Present View
Jamie Snowden
Brendan Powell
11st 7lbs
8 - 1
J M Jefferson
B Hughes
11st 7lbs
10 - 1
1/2 length
C E Longsdon
A P McCoy
11st 7lbs
8 - 1
3 lengths
Dr R D P Newland
Sam Twiston-Davies
11st 5lbs
33 - 1
1/2 length
Evan Williams
Paul Moloney
11st 4lbs
16 - 1
3 lengths
Persian Snow
P J Hobbs
R Johnson
11st 8lbs
20 - 1
2 lengths
A King
R Thornton
11st 8lbs
17 - 2
1 1/4 length
Tony Star
P J Hobbs
T J O'Brien
11st 4lbs
20 - 1
2 lengths
Festive Affair
Jonjo O'Neill
M P Walsh
11st 4lbs
20 - 1
6 lengths
King Vuvuzela
P Nolan
P Carberry
11st 1lbs
20 - 1
7 lengths
Up To Something
C E Longsdon
N Fehily
11st 10lbs
33 - 1
Grandads Horse
C E Longsdon
Kielan Woods
11st 10lbs
33 - 1
1 1/4 length
Art Of Logistics
D T Hughes
B J Cooper
11st 9lbs
13 - 2
6 lengths
J P Ferguson
D F O'Regan
11st 4lbs
25 - 1
6 lengths
Dursey Sound
Jonjo O'Neill
R P McLernon
11st 7lbs
33 - 1
24 lengths
N J Henderson
B J Geraghty
11st 10lbs
13 - 2
Close House
D Pipe
T Scudamore
11st 5lbs
12 - 1
Ohio Gold
C L Tizzard
J Tizzard
11st 2lbs
14 - 1
Miss V Williams
Aidan Coleman
11st 1lbs
33 - 1
Baby Mix
W Greatrex
D N Russell
11st 9lbs



Present View and jockey Brendan Powell came out on top in this novices' chase, surviving an enquiry by the stewards in the process.

Yet Powell did not escape censure, and was given a three-day ban for careless riding.

His mount went slightly left after the final fence, and the half-length runner-up Attaglance was switched off the running rail by jockey Brian Hughes seeking a clear run. However, the result remained unaltered, enabling Powell to land his second victory at The Festival, and trainer Jamie Snowden to break his duck.

The winning jockey said: "To be honest I was the first one beaten and had to coax him back into the race. He winged a couple down the far side and got back that way.

"When you pull up after a finish like that thoughts are rushing through your head, but I know he would have run on again if the other horse had got to me. Mine's still immature.

"I half thought beforehand that he wouldn't be ready for a race like this, and while I jumped off handy I was soon towards the rear. From that point I was riding for a place, but he does jump well and that helped him."

Asked about the way the first two came close on the run-in, Powell said: "It could be argued I had my stick in my right hand [his horse went left on the run-in], but there was always a horse's width for the other horse to come up and he probably didn't have quite enough to get there."

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Malcolm Jefferson was in a reflective mood this afternoon after his runner-up Attaglance was checked by eventual winner Present View on the run-in.

The 10/1 shot looked full of running after the last but the 8/1 winner was hanging left and drifted across the runner-up as the pair battled up the hill. The move forced Attaglance's jockey Brian Hughes to switch of the inner rail and momentum was lost at a crucial moment and left Jefferson thinking it had cost his runner the race.

"I think it's cost him," said Jefferson.

"You very rarely get it in the stewards' room though so I never for a moment thought we'd get it there. When you have to switch, you have to switch and it's cost him momentum at the wrong time.

"If we were in France, he'd get the race but we're not so he didn't. Without that move, he'd definitely have won.

"That's racing though. He's been a grand horse for us, especially at Cheltenham, and he's run another blinder. It's a hard place to come and win and it's ever harder to finish second.

"I now know it's even harder to finish second when you know you should have won the race."

Charlie Longsdon, trainer of the third-placed horse Pendra, was happy enough with the way his six-year-old had run.

"He's run an honest race but probably wasn't quite good enough off that mark," said Longsdon.


Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase Previous Results

2013-WINNER-RAJDHANI EXPRESS 6-11-07 Owner-Robert Waley-Cohen; Trainer Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mr Sam Waley-Cohen;
2ND-Ackertac 8-11-09 Owner- Mark Aspey & Steve Catton; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Sam Twiston-Davies; SP-66/1
3RD-Ohio Gold 7-11-06 Owner-P M Warren; Trainer-Colin Tizzard; Jockey-Joe Tizzard; SP-16/1
4TH-Shangani 7-11-09 Owner-The Bellamy Partnership; Trainer-Venetia Williams; Jockey-Aidan Coleman; SP-6/1
20 ran, Time- 5m 16.00s, Dist-nk, 9, 1¾ 9/2 Fav Colour Squadron (5th)

2012-WINNER-HUNT BALL 7-12-00 Owner-Anthony Knott; Trainer-Keiran Burke; Jockey-Nick Scholfield; SP-13/2 Fav
2ND-White Star Line 8-11-07 Owner-Patsy Byrne; Trainer-Dessie Hughes IRE; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-14/1
3RD-Owen Glendower 7-11-09 Owner-The Ten From Seven; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Andrew Tinkler; SP-33/1
4TH-Battle Group 7-11-10 Owner-Jolly Boys Outing; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Tom Scudamore; SP-33/1
20 ran, Time-5m 5.90s, Dist-8, 2, 1

2011-WINNER-DIVERS 7-11-04 Owner-The DPRP Divers Partnership; Trainer-Ferdy Murphy; Jockey-Graham Lee; SP-7/1
2ND-Quantitativeeasing 6-11-11 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-7/1
3RD-Tullamore Dew 9-11-11 Owner-Give Every Man His Due; Trainer-Nick Gifford; Jockey-Liam Treadwell; SP-13/2
4TH-Vino Griego 6-11-05 Owner-C E Stedman; Trainer-Gary Moore; Jockey-Jamie Moore; SP-20/1
20 ran, Time 5m 7.50s, Dist 2¾, 2, 1¼ 3/1 Fav Definity (5th)

2010-WINNER-COPPER BLEU 8-11-01 Owner-Alan Peterson; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-12/1
2ND-Othermix 6-11-00 Owner-Power Panels Electrical Systems Ltd; Trainer-Tom George; Jockey-Paddy Brennan; SP-50/1
3RD-The Midnight Club 6-11-01 Owner-C C R Racing Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paul Townend; SP-16/1
4TH-China Rock 7-11-03 Owner-Michael O’Flynn; Trainer-Mouse Morris IRE; Jockey-Niall Madden; SP-9/1 20 ran, Time-5m 12.50s, Dist-3½ , ½, 3¾ 6/1 Fav Rivaliste (7th)

2009-WINNER-CHAPOTURGEON 5-10-11 Owner-David Johnson; Trainer-Paul Nicholls; Jockey-Timmy Murphy; SP-8/1
2ND-Isn’t That Lucky 6-10-07 Owner-Valda Burke; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-Richard McGrath; SP-11/1
3RD-Crescent Island 6-11-02 Owner-Sarah Bays Jill Scott Sarah MacEchern; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Paddy Brennan; SP-25/1
4TH-Northern Alliance 8-11-04 Owner-Irish Rover Syndicate; Trainer-Tony Martin IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP8/1 20 ran, Time-5m 16.44s, Dist-9, 2¼, 6 15/2 Fav Kia Kaha (10th)

2008-WINNER-FINGER ONTHE PULSE 7-10-12 Owner-Conor Clarkson; Trainer-Tom Taaffe IRE; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-9/1
2ND-Barbers Shop 6-10-13 Owner-The Queen; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mick Fitzgerald; SP-12/1
3RD-Possol 5-10-06 Owner-Neville Statham; Trainer-Henry Daly; Jockey-Mark Bradburne; SP-25/1
4TH-Fleet Street 9-10-12 Owner-Henry Ponsonby; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Andrew Tinkler; SP-66/1 20 ran, Time-5m 10.2s, Dist-nk, 1½, nse

2007-WINNER-L’ANTARTIQUE 7-10-11 Owner-Mary Durkan; Trainer-Ferdy Murphy; Jockey-Graham Lee; SP-20/1
2ND-Bob Hall 6-10-09 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-Noel Fehily; SP-10/1
3RD-Wee Robbie 7-10-13 Owner-P H Betts (Holdings) Ltd; Trainer-Nick Gifford; Jockey-Leighton Aspell; SP-20/1
4TH-Rasharrow 8-10-10 Owner-Ashleybank Investments Limited; Trainer-Len Lungo; Jockey-Keith Mercer; SP-14/1
19 ran, Time-5m 10.70s, Dist-2, 2½, 4 7/2 Fav New Little Bric (7th)

2006-WINNER-REVEILLEZ 7-10-11 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-9/2 Fav
2ND-Copsale Lad 9-11-00 Owner-Swallow Partnership; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mick Fitzgerald; SP-8/1
3RD-Tumbling Dice 7-11-01 Owner-Mrs John Donegan; Trainer-Tom Taaffe IRE; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-14/1
4TH-Direct Flight 8-10-04 Owner-Top Flight; Trainer-Noel Chance; Jockey-Paul Carberry; SP-25/1
18 ran, Time-5m 05.00s, Dist-1.25, 9, shd

2005-WINNER-KING HARALD 7-10-04 Owner-Piers Pottinger & PBJ Partnership; Trainer-Mark Bradstock; Jockey-Mattie Batchelor; SP-9/1
2ND-Lacdoudal 6-11-10 Owner-Carol Skan; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-12/1
3RD-See You Sometime 10-11-03 Owner-J A G Meaden; Trainer-Seamus Mullins; Jockey-Andrew Thornton; SP-12/1
4TH-Sir Oj 8-10-11 Owner-Brian Keenan; Trainer-Noel Meade IRE; Jockey-Paul Carberry; SP-18/1
19 ran, Time-5m 12.20s, Dist-12, 8, 2 8/1 Fav Captain Corelli (PU)

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