Unibet Handicap Chase
|Handicap, Cheltenham 14:25
3m 2f, Grade 3
|Friday 11th December 2020|
1 Storm Control 5/1
2 Potters Legend 7/1
3 Court Maid 11/8F
7 ran Distances: 1l, nse
Time: 7m 8.30s (slow by 42.30s)
Having won at Cheltenham as recently as last month, Storm Control continued his rich vein of form with another flawless round of jumping from the front that had his rivals toiling in behind when turning for home.
However, just as victory looked assured, Storm Control began to idle badly after clearing the final fence in fine style, virtually pulling himself up on the run-in as closers Potters Legend and Court Maid sensed their chance.
Both had got to Storm Control's quarters and appeared set to reel in him until Richard Patrick rousted his mount back into action, the seven-year-old picking up well for company and finding extra just in time to win by a length.
Potters Corner edged out Court Maid for second.
Bishops Cleeve Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
£60,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 2f, Class 1
Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
1 Storm Control 7 10-3 Kerry Lee Richard Patrick 5/1
7 1 Potters Legend 10 10-1 Lucy Wadham Jack Quinlan 7/1
3 nse Court Maid 7 11-0 5ex Thomas Mullins Robbie Power 11/8F
PU Black Corton 9 11-12 Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost 7/1
PU West Approach 10 11-0 Colin Tizzard Harry Cobden 8/1
PU Steely Addition 8 10-6 Philip Hobbs Micheal Nolan 25/1
UR Commodore 8 10-2 Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch 15/2