Best Odds at Matchbook Novices' Chase
Cheltenham 14:40
£20,000 added, 4yo plus,
2m 3f 166y, Class 2   
Saturday 24th October 2020

1 Southfield Stone 2/1
2 Coole Cody 5/1
3 Not That Fuisse 4/1
4 ran Distances: 1½l, 5l, 61l

Harry Cobden set out to make all on Southfield Stone who, despite his fluent fencing, was headed by Coole Cody turning in.

However he jumped his way back to the front two out and battled on well up the hill to score by a length-and-a-half.

7/4 favourite Pileon made a series of mistakes and trailed home last of four.

The winner is set to head to the Paddy Power Gold Cup next and Sky Bet Head of Sports PR Michael Shinners said: "Southfield Stone battled on strongly in what looked a decent novices’ chase. It looks as though his next assignment will be the Paddy Power Gold Cup where we have introduced him into our betting at 16/1."

Matchbook Novices' Chase
£25,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 3f 166y, Class 2
4 ran
Going: Good

1     Southfield Stone 7 11-8 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 2/1
Coole Cody 9 11-8 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 5/1
5 Not That Fuisse 7 11-8 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 4/1
61 Pileon 6 11-3 Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson 7/4F