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JLT Novices' Chase
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Cheltenham 13:30
Grade 1, £150,000 added,
5yo plus,
2m 3f 198y, Class 1    
Thursday 15th March 2018

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Shattered Love and Jack Kennedy win the JLT! A winning start for Ireland and Gordon Elliott!

1 Shattered Love 4/1
2 Terrefort 3/1F
3 Benatar 10/1
9 ran NR: Snow Falcon Distances: 7l, 5l, 2½l
Time: 5m 11.80s (slow by 20.80s)

Shattered Love
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Shattered Love
4/1 shot Shattered Love made full use of the seven-pound mares' weight allowance when winning by a comfortable seven lengths from Terrefort. 
The Yeats mare hit the final fence hard, but recovered well under Jack Kennedy to record her trainer Gordon Elliott's fourth success of The Festival 2018.
Elliott said: "She gallops, she jumps, she stays. She's like a big gelding. She was great today and we're lucky to have her. I closed my eyes when she made that mistake at the last but luckily enough she got away with it. 
"She'd won a Grade One already [at Leopardstown on December 29] and I think she will stay further. We will try to avoid Presenting Percy [winner of yesterday's RSA Insurance Chase] wherever he goes, but she's a good mare. She'll probably go to Punchestown now.
"She is the type of horse Gigginstown buy - big, staying chasers. All credit to Jack Kennedy, at 18 years of age he's come here and nothing's fazing him.
"Yesterday was amazing [with three winners] and to get one on the board already today is great."
Shattered Love is owned by Gigginstown House Stud, whose owner Michael O'Leary commented: "She's terrific. She's built like a gelding; she's a huge big mare and a great jumper, but Jack gave her a peach of a ride. A hairy jump there at the last but the mares' allowance, which I don't always agree with, was very helpful there. 
"Her form over fences has been very good - she beat Presenting Percy over fences earlier in the season [at Punchestown in November]. She's won over further - three miles at Leopardstown at Christmas - and she's a very good mare. It's terrific to have good mares like her and Apple's Jade."

Mathematician Betting

JLT Novices' Chase
(Registered as The Golden Miller Novices' Chase)
Grade 1, £150,000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 3f 198y, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Shattered Love (IRE) 4/1 J W Kennedy
G Elliott 7
2nd 7 Terrefort (FR) 3/1f D A Jacob
N J Henderson 5
3rd 5 Benatar (IRE) 10/1 J E Moore
G L Moore 6
4th Kemboy (FR) 15/2 D J Mullins
W P Mullins 6
5th ¾ Finian's Oscar (IRE) 11/2 R M Power
C L Tizzard 6
6th 6 West Approach 33/1 T Scudamore
C L Tizzard 8
7th 4 Bigmartre (FR) 20/1 Harry Bannister
H Whittington 7
8th 14 Modus 12/1 B J Geraghty
P F Nicholls 8
PU   Invitation Only (IRE) P Townend
W P Mullins 7
NR Snow Falcon (IRE) S W Flanagan
N Meade 8

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The Nicky Henderson-trained Terrefort is set for some time off after finishing an excellent second to Shattered Love in the opening JLT Novices' Chase.
Sent off 3/1 favourite, the five-year-old eventually finished seven lengths behind the winner, who was in receipt of a 7lb mares' allowance.
"He ran a fantastic race and, although I've only had him a short while, he's been on the go for a long time as he'd been racing in France beforehand," said Henderson. "We'll give him a good break now."
Jockey Daryl Jacob added: "He jumped brilliantly all the way. I have got the maximum out of him and thought he ran a great race on ground that was ideal. Unfortunately, when you are trying to give 6lb in a Grade 1 to a good mare like her is very, very difficult.
"I think we were eight or nine lengths clear of the third horse at the last and I have looked after my horse once we were beaten. I think the winner is very good and it's just unfortunate that we have bumped into her on the day.
"Terrefort has a massive future and is a horse that I like a lot."
Trainer Gary Moore also holds third-placed Benatar (10/1) in high regard and he believes there could still be better to come.
"He was a bit too free early on but ran a very good race. I think the lack of a recent run allowed him not to run to his very best. He blew up a bit two out," said Moore. "We'll go to Liverpool now and this will have put him spot on. I hope he's a really good horse."

Previous results - JLT NOVICES’ CHASE

2017-WINNER-YORKHILL 7-11-04 Owner-Andrea & Graham Wylie; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-6/4 Fav
2ND-Top Notch 6-11-04 Owner-Simon Munir & Isaac Souede; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Daryl Jacob; SP-7/2
3RD-Disko 6-11-04 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Gigginstown House Stud; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-4/1 8 ran, Time-5m 0.20s Dist-1, 3

2016-BLACK HERCULES 7-11-04 Owner-Andrea & Graham Wylie; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-4/1 Co- Fav
2ND-Bristol De Mai 5-11-04 Owner-Simon Munir & Isaac Souede; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Daryl Jacob; SP-4/1 Co-Fav
3RD-L’Ami Serge 6-11-04 Owner-Simon Munir & Isaac Souede; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Nico de Boinville; SP-8/1
9 ran, Time-4m 55.20s Dist-3, 1 4/1 Co-Fav Garde La Victoire (Fell)

2015-VAUTOUR 6-11-04 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-6/4 Fav
2ND-Apache Stronghold 7-11-04 Owner-Patricia Hunt; Trainer-Noel Meade IRE; Jockey-Paul Carberry; SP-7/1
3RD-Valseur Lido 6-11-04 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-9/2
8 ran, Time-4m 46.30s Dist-15, sh

2014-TAQUIN DU SEUIL 7-11-04 Owner-Martin Broughton & Friends 1; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-A P McCoy; SP-7/1
2ND-Uxizandre 6-11-04 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Robert Thornton; SP-33/1
3RD-Double Ross 8-11-04 Owner-Options O Syndicate; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Sam Twiston-Davies; SP-11/1
12 ran, Time-4m 56.72s Dist-¾, 1¼ 7/2 Fav Felix Younger (4th)

2013-WINNER-BENEFFICIENT 7-11-04 Owner-Adrian Shiels & Niall Reilly; Trainer-Tony Martin IRE; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-20/1
2ND-Dynaste 7-11-04 Owner-John White; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Tom Scudamore; SP-11/8 Fav
3RD-Changing Times 7-11-04 Owner-C J Haughey; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Sam Twiston-Davies; SP-100/1
13 ran, Time-5m 4.80s Dist-3¼, 1

2012-WINNER-SIR DES CHAMPS 6-11-04 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Davy Russell; SP-3/1
2ND-Champion Court 7-11-04 Owner-Martin Boothwright; Trainer-Martin Keighley; Jockey-Alain Cawley; SP-8/1
3RD-For Non Stop 7-11-04 Owner-Chris Giles & Jared Sullivan; Trainer-Nick Williams; Jockey-Noel Fehily; SP-8/1
10 ran, Time-4m 52.80s Dist-4½, 9

2011-WINNER-NOBLE PRINCE 7-11-04 Owner-Des Sharkey; Trainer-Paul Nolan IRE; Jockey-A P McCoy; SP-4/1
2ND-Wishfull Thinking 8-11-04 Owner-Diana Whateley; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-7/2 Fav
3RD-Loosen My Load 7-11-04 Owner-Alan & Ann Potts Partnership; Trainer-Henry De Bromhead IRE; Jockey-Andrew Lynch; SP-15/2
11 ran, Time-4m 49.82s Dist-4, 5

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