Cheltenham 2014 NRFB At BetVictor.com Handicap 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 29.67s
  • Off time: 19:41:43
Full result
Result 19:40 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Rutherglen 9/4
2nd 3 Clerk's Choice ¾ 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 7/80595-
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 36
  • T:H J Evans
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 7/80595-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
6 138 9-12 H J Evans L Treadwell 85 6/1
2 (8) 945449-
Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 33
  • T:Mrs L J Mongan
  • J:Charlotte Jenner
  • Form: 945449-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
9 137 9-11 Mrs L J Mongan Charlotte Jenner (7) 84 12/1
3 (5) 439/316-
Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Clerk's Choice (IRE) 47
  • T:W Jarvis
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 439/316-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
8 132 9-6 W Jarvis G Baker 79 5/4f
4 (3) 115387/
Royal blue, orange diamonds on sleeves, orange cap Rasheed 13
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 115387/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3b
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 b Mrs L Wadham L Morris 76 9/1
6 (4) 914143-
Black, black and pink check sleeves and cap Rutherglen 43
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:Joe Doyle
  • Form: 914143-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 J J Quinn Joe Doyle (7) 77 9/4
7 (2) 83/3383-
Red and Light Blue check, halved sleeves Kalamill (IRE) 16
  • T:S Lycett
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 83/3383-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-8t
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
7 120 8-8 t S Lycett William Twiston-Davies (3) (ex1) 67 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (6) 4152-56
Eshtyaaq 9
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:C Catlin
  • Form: 4152-56
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
7 P D Evans C Catlin 73 NR
8 (7) 622-23
Strandfield Bay (IRE) 32
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs S A Watt
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 622-23
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
8 87 Mrs S A Watt Non Runner 65 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 5 Thecornishcockney
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:A Kirby
4 9-8 J Ryan A Kirby 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

RUTHERGLEN was sent hurdling in November and has won all three subsequent starts over timber. There's a good chance he'll carry over his progressive form to this code and John Quinn's charge can land this despite racing off a 7lb higher mark than when scoring at Windsor last year. Softsong also arrives on the back of a win over hurdles and slipped down the weights in the Flat last season. He has decent claims along with Clerk's Choice, a winner in this grade at Lingfield in December. Eshtyaaq has won over today's trip on Turf but has been badly out of form of late.

Formwatch

Eshtyaaq 9-2 (9-12) Led, ridden and pressed 3f out, headed soon after, chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind King's Request (8-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Strandfield Bay (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Chased clear leader, took closer order over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Kettlewell (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.

Rutherglen 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, headway 3f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Perfect Heart (9-9) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.

Clerk's Choice (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Theology (9-9) at Lingfield 2m hcp (2) pol in Dec.

Softsong (FR) 10-1 (9-11) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on, never on terms, 5th of 7, 11l behind Statutory (9-0) at Chester 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.

Rasheed 16-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra final 100 yards, 7th of 14, 5l behind Enthusiastic (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep '12.

First Avenue 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 18, 13l behind Broxbourne (9-0) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gs in Jul.

Kalamill (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Led until over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Arashi (8-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.