BetVictor Non Runner Free Bet At Cheltenham Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 38.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:57
Full result
Result 14:30 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 King Kalium 13/2
2nd 7 Rowan Road 10/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 127-UP6
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Bene Lad (IRE) 5
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 127-UP6
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 J S Goldie R McGrath 97 9/2
3 104P43
Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap Royal Curtsy 18
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Gary Rutherford
  • Form: 104P43
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 W Coltherd Gary Rutherford (5) 84 8/1
4 5000/53
Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Heart O' The West (IRE) 43
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 5000/53
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 84 12/1
5 793-08U
Yellow and White diamonds, Grey sleeves, White cap Mia Matriarch 54
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 793-08U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 D W Whillans K Renwick 83 16/1
6 P84U-P8
Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop Commercial Express (IRE) 56
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Mr C Alexander
  • Form: P84U-P8
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
12 149 10-9 p N W Alexander Mr C Alexander (7) 80 33/1
7 4/59511
Purple, Emerald Green star, Mauve cap Rowan Road 6
  • T:I Jardine
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 4/59511
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
9 147 10-7 I Jardine A P Lane 78 10/11f
8 905-05P
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash and cap with BLUE hoop King Kalium (IRE) 48
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:Callum Whillans
  • Form: 905-05P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 D W Whillans Callum Whillans (5) 73 13/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 432-42
Lady Of Verona (IRE) 23
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 432-42
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
6 116 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol 91 NR

In depth

Verdict

ROWAN ROAD was racing from out of the handicap when following up her Kelso victory in a conditionals' race at Catterick six days ago. She doesn't have a penalty here and will probably start at short odds to complete her hat-trick with Adrian Lane back in the saddle. Recent form figures flatter both Lady Of Verona and Royal Curtsy while Bene Lad would have to recapture his best form to figure and that may not be easy at his age. Heart O' The West has been generally disappointing over hurdles and will do well to make the frame again here, even in modest company.

Formwatch

Lady Of Verona (IRE) 15-8 (10-2) With winner, ridden before 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 3, 14l behind Hannah Jacques (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f cond mrs nov hdl (4yo+) (4) sft in Dec.

King Kalium (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 8th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 18 ran.

Rowan Road 6-1 (10-1) Mid-division in touch, joined leaders 3 out, challenged next, led narrowly last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec beating Gilzean (10-3) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.

Commercial Express (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, struggling before 7th, 8th of 9, 19l behind Benmadigan (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.

Heart O' The West (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, outpaced 6th, headway before last, kept on to take 3rd place run-in, no impression, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Rupert Bear (11-0) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.

Royal Curtsy 66-1 (10-7) In rear in 3rd, jumped slow 3rd, outpaced before 2 out, last of 3, 32l behind Real Milan (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 5f beg chs (3) hvy in Dec.

Bene Lad (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Led or disputed lead to before 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, well behind Talkin Sence (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.

Mia Matriarch 14-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear when stumbled and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Anna's Arch (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov, 8 ran.