Cheltenham Champion Mares' Hunters' Chase 3m 1f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 45.10s
- Off time: 19:20:46
|1st||2 Mid Div And Creep||3/1|
|2nd||3 Chesnut Annie||5||14/1|
Lucette Annie 15
|9||165 11-11||S Partridge||Mr Joshua Guerriero (3)||107||11/4j|
Mid Div And Creep 30
|13||165 11-11||A Hill||Miss G Andrews||120||3/1|
Chesnut Annie (IRE) 24
|12||161 11-7||Miss H E Roberts||Miss B Hampson (7)||106||14/1|
Fruit Fayre 18
|6||161 11-7||Mrs E Crow||Mr Tom David||11/4j|
Gemini June (IRE) 30
|9||161 11-7||M Foley||Mr Sam Painting (7)||22/1|
Keel Road (IRE) 18
|11||161 11-7 b1||Mrs K Smyly||Mr Dominic Sutton (7)||105||40/1|
My Lil Ledge (IRE) 24
|8||161 11-7 t||Mrs J Mansell||Mr D Mansell||12/1|
|8||161 11-7 t1||Mrs P Harkin||Mr J Docker (7)||8/1|
Topless (IRE) 18
|12||161 11-7 pt||C W Loggin||Miss C L Wills (5)||91||25/1|
FRUIT FAYRE is improving and, though these fences will pose a big test for Sheila Crow's six-year-old, she is fancied to get round and land this. Popaway also has plenty of scope while the experience of recent Exeter scorer Lucette Annie and Mid Div And Creep will stand them in good stead, though age may be catching up with the latter. Fellow veteran Chesnut Annie looks the pick of the remainder.
Mid Div And Creep 4-5 (10-7) Ap; chsd wnr 11; wknd app last, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Little Legend (11-0) at East Kent 3m ptp sft in Apr.
Chesnut Annie (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Ap; led 12 til hdd last strides, 2nd of 4 Fair Point (12-3) at West Wales Area Club 3m ptp gs in Apr.
Popaway 5-4 (11-7) Hdwy 10; led 13; ro wl, won at Quorn 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Oliver James (12-0) by 2l, 5 ran.
Lucette Annie Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 4 out, clear before laast, eased to a walk near winning post, won at Exeter 3m nov hts chs (6) sft in Apr beating Blazing Whale (11-3) by 7l, 9 ran.
Topless (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) (cp) (tt) led to 12; ev ch til wknd 2 out, 4th of 5, 18l behind Horsham Lad (11-0) at Heythrop 3m 4f ptp sft in Apr.
Fruit Fayre 4-7 (11-10) Ledf 9-13 & aft 15; ro wl, won at Ludlow 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Rebel Alliance (12-0) by 18l, 11 ran.
Gemini June (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Hdwy 11; wknd qckly 3 out; pu nxt, in a race won by Euro Farmer (12-0) at Old Berkshire 3m ptp gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Keel Road (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs; led 3 out til hdd & wknd app last, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Perfectly Willing (12-0) at Heythrop 3m ptp sft in Apr.
My Lil Ledge (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) (tt) went 2nd 13; ev ch til rdn & wknd last, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Arbour Hill (12-7) at Cotswold 3m ptp gd in Apr.