Showcase Trophy Handicap Chase
Cheltenham 15:20
£50,000 added,
4yo plus,
3m 1f, Class 2  
Saturday 24th October 2015

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1 Whats Happening 10/1
2 Perfect Candidate 11/1
3 Fox Appeal 7/1
12 ran Distances: 2l, ½l, nk
TIME 6m 29.10s (slow by 19.10s)

Whats Happening comes from the clouds to land the Trophy at Cheltenham under Noel Fehily

Whats Happening
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Whats Happening

Tom George's Whats Happening was only sixth jumping the last, but was delivered with precision to get up in the final 50 yards.

Perfect Candidate was two lengths back in second place with Fox Appeal another half-length away in third.

George said: "I'm delighted with that as I didn't think he'd be sharp enough for three miles. I thought this would put him right for the three-and-a-half-mile chase at the next meeting and that's what we had in mind and we will probably stick to that.

"Phil Smith (handicapper) said after he won here in April he might be a National horse and he might be right as he stays all day, but he's got a bit of pace about him and keeps it up his sleeve until he needs it."

Showcase Trophy (Handicap Chase)
£50,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 1f, Class 2
12 ran
Going: Good

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Whats Happening (IRE) 10/1 N D Fehily
T R George 8
2nd 2 Perfect Candidate (IRE) 11/1 P J Brennan
F O'Brien 8
3rd ½ Fox Appeal (IRE) 7/1 Aidan Coleman
Miss E C Lavelle 8
4th nk Audacious Plan (IRE) 7/1 L P Aspell
Miss R Curtis 6
5th Theatrical Star 10/1 Brendan Powell
C L Tizzard 9
6th hd Silver Man 8/1 Nico de Boinville
J Hughes 8
7th ½ Azure Fly (IRE) 8/1 D A Jacob
C E Longsdon 7
8th hd Champion Court (IRE) 10/1 A Tinkler
M Keighley 10
9th 1 Big Casino 9/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
N A Twiston-Davies 9
10th 23 Roalco De Farges (FR) 11/2f R Johnson
P J Hobbs 10
11th Kie (IRE) 33/1 Michael Heard (7)
D Pipe 7
12th 16 Black Benny (IRE) 18/1 Paul Moloney
J P Broderick 10

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