Cheltenham Racecourse Conference And Events Hunters' Chase 2m 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 13 runners)
- Winner £2,184 2nd £677 3rd £338 4th £169
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 11.60s
- Off time: 17:00:54
|1st||3 Rash Move||11/2|
|2nd||11 Swallows Delight||12||33/1|
|3rd||8 Rustic John||28||100/1|
Ice Cool Benny (IRE) 31
|8||168 12-0 p||A Hobbs||Mr T Weston||14/1|
Pistolet Noir (FR) 24
|6||168 12-0||C Whittaker||Mr Robert Hawker (7)||120||Evsf|
Rash Move (IRE) 17
|11||168 12-0||F Hutsby||Mr T Ellis (7)||120||11/2|
Castle Banquet (IRE) 8
|9||164 11-10 b||F Hutsby||Mr P Mann (7)||100/1|
Delta Borget (FR) 25
|7||164 11-10||L Jefford||Miss J Buck (7)||25/1|
Dunshane (IRE) 24
|6||164 11-10 t||R Willcox||Mr B Gibbs (7)||104||16/1|
Ronnie Ronalde (IRE) 15
|7||164 11-10||Nick Mitchell||Mr J Barber (7)||7/1|
Rustic John 18
|12||164 11-10||H E Haynes||Nico de Boinville (5)||49||100/1|
|10||164 11-10 bt||Mrs O Jackson||Mr Joshua Guerriero||104||16/1|
Shalamiyr (FR) 10
|7||164 11-10 pt||S Flook||Mr R Jarrett (3)||100||14/1|
Swallows Delight (IRE) 53
|7||164 11-10||Mrs J Mansell||Mr D Mansell||33/1|
Tallanstown Boy (IRE) 41
|7||164 11-10 b||Mrs R Partridge||Mr W Biddick||25/1|
Tallow Bridge (IRE) 17
|13||164 11-10||Mrs J Ackner||Matthew Hampton (7)||91||100/1|
Noble Ben (IRE)
||9||11-10||Mrs H Ridley||Mr J M Ridley||3/1|
Shalamiyr finally came good between the flags 10 days ago but the former Philip Hobbs inmate has a bit to find to overturn earlier Stratford running with both Ice Cool Benny and Dunshane. Lesley Jefford's French import Delta Borget has been running well in point-to-points and could be thereabouts if handling these much stiffer fences but PISTOLET NOIR looks the one to beat. Winner of a Grade 2 hurdle here as a juvenile, he finished a long way clear of Ryeman, Castle Banquet and Dunshane over this trip at Towcester last month and has obvious scope for further improvement.
Rash Move (IRE) 8-11 (11-0) Went 2nd 12; wknd app last, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Ungaro (11-0) at Guilsborough 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Swallows Delight (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ap; led 14; clr 2 out; held on wl, won at Kingston Blount 3m ptp gf in Mar beating Boddington Lad (12-0) by 2l, 14 ran.
Rustic John 16-1 (12-0) Led 2-9; fell 11, in a race won by She Is A Cracker (11-11) at Larkhill 3m ptp gf in Apr, 7 ran.
Ice Cool Benny (IRE) 4-7 (12-7) (cp) hdwy 15; rdn & fnd nil last, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Aqualung (12-0) at Maisemore Park 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Dunshane (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Prominent, jumped left and bumped 2nd, mistake and led 6th, headed next, weakened approaching 2 out where mistake, tailed off, 5th of 12, 40l behind Pistolet Noir (11-5) at Towcester 2m hts chs (6) gd in Apr.
Castle Banquet (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 2nd, led approaching 5th, hit 8th, went wrong and pulled up after next, in a race won by It Was Me (11-9) at Towcester 2m 3f hts chs (6) sft in Apr, 9 ran.
Tallow Bridge (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Trckd ldrs til wknd 15, 4th of 11, 24l behind Kirkleigh (12-0) at Upcott Cross 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Pistolet Noir (FR) 2-1fav (11-5) Prominent, hampered 2nd, mistake next, challenged 8th, led 4 out, clear after 2 out, edged left after last and again towards paddock exit soon after, ridden out, won at Towcester 2m hts chs (6) gd in Apr beating Ryeman (11-12) by 23l, 12 ran.
Shalamiyr (FR) 11-10 (12-5) Held up; stdy hdwy 10; led 15; drew clr aft 2 out; held on wl flat, won at Andoversford 3m ptp gs in Apr beating Big John Macarty (12-5) by 3l, 7 ran.
Tallanstown Boy (IRE) 28-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 12th, led 4 out, headed before 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 13, 29l behind Lorikarad (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hts chs (6) gs in Mar.
Ronnie Ronalde (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 6th, pushed left 4 out, lost 2nd 3 out, went left last, stayed on flat to press for 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Easter Meteor (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Delta Borget (FR) 7-1 (12-0) Hdwy 9; no imp 14, 3rd of 10, 20l behind Hameldown Tor (12-0) at Cherrybrook 3m ptp gf in Apr.
Ryeman 8-1 (11-12) Led until 2nd, tracked leaders, challenged 4 out until after 3 out, soon beaten, one pace, 2nd of 12, 23l behind Pistolet Noir (11-5) at Towcester 2m hts chs (6) gd in Apr.