Cheltenham Wednesday 1st January
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places Surface: Turf
- Jackpot £4,612.10, Pool: £74,704.28, 11.5 winning tickets
- Placepot £1,147.10, Pool: £148,329.64, 94.39 winning tickets
- Quadpot £6.40, Pool: £16,104.51, 1846.3 winning tickets
||7||11-12||Ian Williams||A P McCoy||3/1|
Royal Regatta (IRE)
||6||11-12||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||3/1|
||5||11-8||Nick Williams||L Kelly (7)||9/1|
Racing Pulse (IRE)
||5||11-8||J J Quinn||J Reveley||15/8f|
Regal Diamond (IRE)
||6||11-2||P Bowen||T J O'Brien||22/1|
Vivaldi Collonges (FR)
||5||11-2||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||7/1|
||6||10-9||M Keighley||Ian Popham||NR|
Flementime (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Soon in touch on outside, hit 3rd, went 2nd approaching 3 out, not fluent next, no impression on winner before last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Legacy Gold (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Aubusson (FR) 33-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, went 2nd next, led last, kept on flat, won at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Carole's Destrier (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Regal Diamond (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Tracked winner until ridden approaching 3 out, soon well held in 4th, blundered last, 4th of 7, 35l behind Splash of Ginge (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Racing Pulse (IRE) 8-11fav (10-12) In touch in 5th, went 2nd before 3 out on bit, led 3 out, soon clear, very easily, won at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec beating Sir Mangan (10-12) by 17l, 10 ran.
Ballyalton (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Stood at start for 20 seconds before getting going, prominent, mistake 5th, led after 2 out, headed narrowly before last, soon led again, driven out, won at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd in Dec beating Garde La Victoire (11-8) by nk, 9 ran.
Royal Regatta (IRE) Evensfav (11-5) Keen tracked leader 2nd, led 5th, hit 3 out, ridden clear run in, won at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Allow Dallow (10-12) by 9l, 10 ran.
Vivaldi Collonges (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Rally (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Mendip Express (IRE)
||8||11-12 t||H Fry||Mr W Biddick (5)||7/1|
||9||11-12||F M O'Brien||P Moloney||12/1|
||10||11-10||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||25/1|
||10||11-5 b1||F M O'Brien||P J Brennan||8/1|
||11||11-5 vt||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||16/1|
Handy Andy (IRE)
||8||11-4 t||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||16/1|
De La Bech
||7||11-1||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||5/1f|
Alfie Spinner (IRE)
||9||11-1||Nick Williams||A P McCoy||7/1|
||8||10-10||M R Channon||D Elsworth||20/1|
||10||10-9||R Dickin||C Poste||11/2|
||8||10-9 pt||P J Hobbs||J Best (3)||12/1|
Our Island (IRE)
||9||10-6 p||Tim Vaughan||A Coleman||8/1|
||9||10-4 v||Mrs D A Hamer||Ian Popham||25/1|
Mendip Express (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, led on bit approaching 2 out, mistake last, stayed on well, won at Bangor 3m nov chs (3) sft in Nov beating Bob Ford (10-11) by 2l, 5 ran.
Alfie Spinner (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Led and disputed, headed 18th, chased leaders, rallied to dispute 2nd before 3 out, soon driven in 5th, kept on flat, took 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind There's No Panic (10-7) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Dec.
Ballypatrick (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway 10th, weakened from 5 out, pulled up, in a race won by Major Malarkey (11-5) at Exeter 4m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec, 12 ran.
Our Island (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, reminders 5th, slow next struggling halfway, blundered 14th, steady headway from next, staying on when jumped left 2 out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 34l behind Nuts N Bolts (11-11) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Quinz (FR) 20-1 (11-5) Close up, led 4th, hit 10th, headed 5 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 45l behind Cantlow (11-5) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.
De La Bech 4-1 (10-2) Disputed lead, led 12th, ridden before 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, held on towards finish, won at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Dec beating The Druids Nephew (10-8) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Handy Andy (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, pushed along and losing place when mistake 13th, weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tatenen (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov, 18 ran.
Alvarado (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear on inside, switched outside and headway before 3 out, 5th and ridden approaching last, stayed on to lead flat, ran on, won at Cheltenham 3m 3f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov beating Knockara Beau (10-13) by 2l, 13 ran.
Bradley 11-2 (10-6) Not fluent, always towards rear and never on terms, 9th of 13, 16l behind There's No Panic (10-7) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Dec.
Pigeon Island 12-1 (10-10) Held up, outpaced 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Monbeg Dude (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec.
Allthekingshorses (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Not fluent, held up in rear, mistakes 3rd and next, mistake 11th, steady headway 16th, ridden and struggling when left in modest 4th 4 out, went modest 3rd before hit 3 out, left 2nd and hampered last, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Buck's Bond (11-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec.
Bendant 11-4 (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, challenged 14th, soon led, well in command last, comfortably, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov beating Armedanddangerous (11-5) by 10l, 4 ran.
Restless Harry 7-2fav (11-4) Held up, badly hampered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Financial Climate (10-9) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
13:20 Cheltenham Pony Club Raceday Novices' Chase (Registered As The Dipper Novices' Chase) (Grade 2)
Oscar Whisky (IRE)
||9||11-7||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||5/6f|
Taquin Du Seuil (FR)
||7||11-7||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||6/4|
||7||11-0 t||D Pipe||P J Brennan||10/1|
||8||11-0||Evan Williams||P Moloney||25/1|
Oscar Whisky (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Made all, often went slightly right, mistake 4 out, pecked 3 out, ridden when pressed before last, kept on flat and always just holding rival, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) gd in Dec beating Wonderful Charm (11-8) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 9-4fav (11-2) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, not fluent 7th (water), blundered and stumbled badly 9th, given time to recover, stayed on from 2 out, went 3rd flat, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Hinterland (11-2) at Sandown 2m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec.
Close House 14-1 (11-0) Raced in 3rd, not fluent 2nd, closing when fell 4 out, in a race won by Oscar Whisky (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) gd in Dec, 5 ran.
Timesawastin (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Led headed 3 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Renard (11-10) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.
||8||11-12 p||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||12/1|
The Giant Bolster
||9||11-10||D G Bridgwater||J Hodson (7)||7/1|
||8||11-9||J P Ferguson||B J Geraghty||11/2|
Quartz de Thaix (FR)
||10||11-7 b1||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||16/1|
Grand Vision (IRE)
||8||11-6||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||4/1|
Burton Port (IRE)
||10||11-0||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||12/1|
Return Spring (IRE)
||7||10-13||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||7/2f|
||9||10-2||O Sherwood||T Garner (5)||15/2|
||7||10-0||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||8/1|
||7||11-4 t||Tim Vaughan||Mr B Gibbs (7)||NR|
||7||10-2||A Middleton||P Moloney||NR|
First Fandango 17-2 (11-1) Held up in touch, jumped slowly and lost place 2nd, reminder after next, behind 3 out (normal 6 out), tailed off when mistake last (normal 4 out), 6th of 7, well behind Ely Brown (10-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Va'vite (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always behind, struggling 7th, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Highland Retreat (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Return Spring (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place after 3 out, rallied before last, edged left flat, went 2nd towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Sunnyhillboy (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Dec.
Quartz de Thaix (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, struggling 10th, lost touch 13th, soon tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by De La Bech (10-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Dec, 8 ran.
Florafern 7-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, pushed along before 7th, switched left and headway well before 2 out, chasing leading pair when hit 2 out, one pace in 3rd and well held between last 2, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Scholastica (11-5) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Whispering Gallery 8-15fav (11-9) Always prominent, challenged going well after 4 out, not fluent 2 out, led last, coasted clear final 100 yards, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb beating Bobowen (11-9) by 6l, 12 ran.
The Giant Bolster 5-2fav (11-0) Tracked leader, not fluent 4th or 5th, lost 2nd next, in touch when blundered and unseated rider 12th, in a race won by Unioniste (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f lst chs (1) gs in Dec, 6 ran.
Poungach (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leader until 10th, chased leading pair, reminder after 13th, mistake next, blundered and weakened 4 out, last of 4, 33l behind Hadrian's Approach (11-4) at Newbury 3m grad ch (2) gs in Dec.
Grand Vision (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, unable to quicken after last, stayed on same pace final 75 yards, 3rd of 20, 3 1/2l behind Brindisi Breeze (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar '12.
Burton Port (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 8th, ridden 14th, well behind 4 out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Monbeg Dude (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec.
Astigos (FR) 6-1 (10-5) 12th of 20, 25l behind Portos Marzio (10-7) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 3f hcp hdl gd in Nov.
||8||11-12||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||10/1|
||7||11-10 b||A King||W Hutchinson||12/1|
||9||11-10 b||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||6/1|
||10||11-7||Miss V Williams||L Treadwell||11/2|
Cedre Bleu (FR)
||7||11-6 bt||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||9/2|
Double Ross (IRE)
||8||11-5||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||11/8f|
||11||11-1||H D Daly||R Thornton||14/1|
Silver Roque (FR)
||8||11-8 bt||F M O'Brien||P J Brennan||NR|
Silver Roque (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, behind when not fluent 12th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Double Ross (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec, 13 ran.
Double Ross (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, pecked 4 out, led 2 out, clear last, all out, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec beating Cantlow (11-9) by 2l, 13 ran.
Cedre Bleu (FR) 10-3 (10-5) Chased leaders on outside, disputing 2nd 3 out, definite 2nd before next, cajoled along to challenge and hung right approaching last, upsides last, every chance flat, refused to go past and outbattled final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, nk behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-6) at Ascot 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Dec.
Kumbeshwar 40-1 (10-11) Mid-division, struggling 11th, never on terms, 10th of 20, 23l behind Johns Spirit (10-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.
Pickamus (FR) 10-1 (11-12) Led, headed when hit 17th, switched outside 5 out, led again next, hard pressed last, ridden and held on gamely flat, won at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Dec beating Cootehill (11-7) by hd, 9 ran.
Drumshambo (USA) 10-1 (11-8) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, lost place approaching 5th, ridden 8th, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Eastlake (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs (2) gd in Dec.
Ackertac (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 11, 16l behind Cantlow (11-5) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.
Carrickboy (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 8th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, 12th of 20, well behind Johns Spirit (10-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.
||7||11-12||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||2/1|
Annie Power (IRE)
||6||11-5||W P Mullins||R Walsh||2/5f|
Empire Levant (USA)
||7||11-4||P F Nicholls||N Scholfield||33/1|
Annie Power (IRE) 8-13fav (10-11) Held up in 4th, left 3rd at 4th, headway to track leader and hit 4 out, challenged and hit 2 out, quickened to lead last, soon driven and stayed on to forge clear final 150 yards, won at Ascot 2m 3f hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov beating Zarkandar (11-8) by 5l, 4 ran.
Zarkandar (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Tracked leader, challenged 4th, led next, ridden, headed and bumped before last, rallied and joined winner flat, no impression inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 6l behind The New One (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec.
Empire Levant (USA) 14-1 (11-6) Led, blundered 2nd, headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 10, 23l behind Makari (11-0) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl (2) gd in Dec.
Adeupas D'ycy (FR)
||4||10-12||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||7/2|
City Supreme (IRE)
||4||10-12||A J Honeyball||R Green (3)||16/1|
||4||10-12||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||12/1|
||4||10-12||M Keighley||Ian Popham||9/4f|
Looks Like Power (IRE)
||4||10-12||Mrs D A Hamer||R Thornton||33/1|
||4||10-12||Robert Stephens||T J O'Brien||5/1|
||4||10-12||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||16/1|
||4||10-12||A J Honeyball||A Coleman||22/1|
||4||10-5||P A Kirby||A Nicol (5)||6/1|
||4||10-5||G C Bravery||P J Brennan||16/1|
||4||10-12||K Dalgleish||R Johnson||NR|
Montana Belle (IRE)
||4||10-5||J Butler||A P McCoy||NR|
Hurricane Hollow 4-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway over 5f out, every chance over 2f out, le dover 1f out,clear inside final furlong, won at Carlisle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (5) sft in Oct beating Lebanna (10-5) by 9l, 8 ran.
Montana Belle (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven out, won at Newbury 1m 4f (6) sft in Dec beating May Hay (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Modus 9-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, smooth headway between horses 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Oct beating Flamenco Lad (10-12) by 5l, 11 ran.
Adeupas D'ycy (FR) 10-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, kept on to lead final 100 yards, held on well towards finish, won at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gd in Dec beating Flamenco Lad (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Solstice Star Kayf Tara gelding out of Clover Green.
City Supreme (IRE) Milan gelding out of Run Supreme.
Looks Like Power (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, kept on well until headed over 1f out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Modus (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Oct.
Colin's Brother Overbury gelding out of Dd's Glenalla.
Lady Buttons 17-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, headway before 4f out, led over 1f out, shaken up and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Dec beating Diaktoros (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Coyaba 3-1fav (11-5) Held up in touch, challenged over 4f out, led 2f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov beating Gone Forever (10-5) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sandy Beach Notnowcato gelding out of Picacho.
Puzzle Time 9-2 (10-9) Led or disputed lead, clear leader over 4f out, driven and stayed on well final 2f, won at Warwick 1m 6f (6) gs in Nov beating Anda De Grissay (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.