Unibet Greatwood Hurdle
Grade 3 Handicap, Cheltenham 15:00
£100,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 150yds, Class 1  
Sunday 17th November 2019

Staged over an extended two miles, the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle boasts a fabulous roll of honour featuring the likes of future Unibet Champion Hurdle winners Celtic Shot and Rooster Booster, plus Sizing Europe, who went on to enjoy such a stellar career over fences.
 
Prominent in the opening market with Unibet is Monsieur Lecoq (Jane Williams), who landed the Welsh Champion Hurdle on his return to action at Ffos Las on 19 October.

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A horse already on the scoresheet at the Home of Jump racing this season is Quel Destin (Paul Nicholls), who landed the Masterson Holdings Hurdle at The Showcase on 26 October.
 
Another contender already a winner at Cheltenham this season is Benny's Bridge (Fergal O'Brien), who sauntered to an eight-length success in the Matchbook Betting Exchange Podcast Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle over an extended two miles at The Showcase on 25 October.
 
Gloucestershire-based O'Brien said: "It was always the plan to run Benny's Bridge at Cheltenham last weekend and I was delighted with the way he did it.
 
"He is a lovely horse and he likes Cheltenham, so the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle is something we will consider."

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Wiltshire handler Alan King took the honours in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle two years ago with Elgin and has this time entered Harambe, a useful novice who won at Kempton Park and Market Rasen in the spring and came home seventh in the G2 Unibet Persian War Novices' Hurdle on his return to action at Chepstow on 11 October. 
 
King said: "Harambe has come out of Chepstow in good form.
 
"He was not fully wound up for that contest and he got a bit tired on the ground, having been a bit too fresh.
 
"The gap between Chepstow and Cheltenham suits nicely and he is a horse that I have in mind for the Greatwood.
 
"He will come on for that race and hopefully there is more to come this season."

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Unibet Greatwood Hurdle (Grade 3 Handicap)
£100,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 87y
15 runners
Going: Soft, Heavy in places

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 479-50 Mohaayed 7 11-12 Dan Skelton Bridget Andrews
2 1115-1 Quel Destin 4 11-12 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
3 /49-31 Gumball 5 11-10 Philip Hobbs Ben Jones
4 1120-1 Monsieur Lecoq 5 11-8 Mrs Jane Williams Lizzie Kelly
5 15/30- Countister 7 11-4 Nicky Henderson Aidan Coleman
6 4112-7 Harambe 6 11-0 Alan King Tom Bellamy
7 1719-1 Benny's Bridge 6 11-0 Fergal O'Brien Paddy Brennan
8 101-P1 Zanza 5 10-13 Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson
9 /1521/ Dame De Compagnie 6 10-9 Nicky Henderson Barry Geraghty
10 2213-F Humble Hero 5 10-8 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton
11 /142-2 Quoi De Neuf 5 10-6 Evan Williams Adam Wedge
12 12509- Torcello 5 10-4 Shaun Lycett Marc Goldstein
13 14414- Monsieur D'Arque 5 10-2 Dan Skelton William Marshall
14 833321 De Mazzaro 5 10-0 T G McCourt Darragh O'Keeffe
15 0/1847 Grapevine 6 10-0 Sophie Leech Connor Brace