BetVictor Handicap Chase
|Handicap, Cheltenham 14:30
3m 2f, Grade 3
|Friday 13th December 2019|
1 Cogry 5/1
2 Rock The Kasbah 10/1
3 West Approach 7/2
11 ran NR: Treackle Tart (going) Distances: shd, 2l, 1l
Time: 6m 56.62s (slow by 30.62s)
Nigel Twiston-Davies was all smiles after the ultra-game Cogry returned to winning ways with a battling success in the Grade Three feature.
The 5-1 chance looked booked for a place after being headed over two out, but showing his appetite for a fight he gamely rallied back after the last to get up on the line and defeat Rock The Kasbah by a short head.
Twiston-Davies said: “He doesn’t know when to give in, but that makes up for a rubbish day so far. Watching the race he out-jumped the others all the way round.
“There is no end to him and he keeps trying. It is very important to win this, we can’t win it (Caspian Caviar Gold Cup) but we have some other good chances.
“The Grand National is obviously a target. He stays and jumps well, so he will be one of the entries. He is a little bit low in the weights, perhaps, but he will go up a bit.
“I don’t know what else there is back here for him, but we will definitely have a look.”
He added: “These things, they go wrong – Riders Onthe Storm is in a graduation chase next weekend and it might be easier to do that.
“I think it could be a blessing and you have always got to look on the bright side, but this one (Cogry) has done us proud.”
Bishops Cleeve Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
£60,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 2f, Class 1
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
1 Cogry 10 11-1 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 5/1
2 shd Rock The Kasbah 9 11-10 Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson 10/1
3 2 West Approach 9 11-12 Colin Tizzard Robbie Power 7/2
4 1 Singlefarmpayment 9 11-2 Tom George Jonathan Burke 7/1
5 15 Onefortheroadtom 6 10-1 Harry Fry Aidan Coleman 3/1F
6 5 What A Moment 9 10-6 David Pipe Tom Scudamore 25/1
7 2¾ Beau Du Brizais 7 11-0 Philip Hobbs Micheal Nolan 25/1
PU Pickamix 8 10-7 Charlie Mann Gavin Sheehan 40/1
PU Cobra De Mai 7 11-10 Dan Skelton Bridget Andrews 33/1
PU Impulsive Star 9 11-1 Neil Mulholland Mr Sam Waley-Cohen 14/1
UR Dandy Dan 6 11-7 Kim Bailey David Bass 8/1
NR 6 102-15 Treackle Tart 7 11-2 Charlie Longsdon NON RUNNER