Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase
Cheltenham 15:50
£48,000 added,
4yo plus,
3m 1f, Class 2   
Saturday 24th October 2020

1 Frodon 9/2
2 West Approach 15/2
3 Cloth Cap 13/2
10 ran NR: Perfect Candidate
Distances: 1½l, 14l, 37l

The eight-year-old Frodon was winning his sixth race at Cheltenham and made light of 11st 12lb to lead the field a merry dance.

Going to the second last he had beaten off all bar the strong travelling West Approach who for a stride or two threatened to play the role of party popper.

However Frodon was brilliant again at the last and wasn't going to be beaten from that point, hitting the line a length-and-a-half ahead of his rival with Cloth Cap back in third.

The winning trainer said: "He had a huge weight and over that trip I think it's a career best and a performance to put him in the Gold Cup picture. That will be the target."

Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase
£48,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 1f, Class 2
10 ran
Going: Good

1     Frodon 8 11-12 Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost 9/2
West Approach 10 10-9 Colin Tizzard Harry Cobden 15/2
14 Cloth Cap 8 10-0 Jonjo O'Neill Richie McLernon 13/2
37 Manofthemountain 7 10-0 Emma Lavelle Adam Wedge 4/1F
5 21129- Sensulano 7 10-0 Noel Williams Paddy Brennan 13/2
PU Captain Chaos 9 10-4 Dan Skelton Bridget Andrews 33/1
PU Cobra De Mai 8 10-2 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 11/2
PU Cogry 11 10-4 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 8/1
PU Vivas 9 10-0 Charlie Longsdon Tom Buckley 33/1
PU Bob Mahler 8 10-4 Warren Greatrex A P Heskin 16/1
NR 10 Perfect Candidate 13 10-0 Fergal O'Brien NON RUNNER