Pertemps Network Final (Listed Handicap Hurdle) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 23 runners)
  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264 5th £2,144 6th £1,072
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 49.50s
  • Off time: 14:05:07
Full result
Result 14:05 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Fingal Bay 9/2f
2nd 2 Southfield Theatre nse 20/1
3rd 10 Pineau De Re nk 33/1
4th 4 Trustan Times nk 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 12/12R-1
LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Fingal Bay (IRE) 32
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 12/12R-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 148 9/2f
2 1-13435
White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Theatre (IRE) 41
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 1-13435
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 147 20/1
3 5P2546
Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 26
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 5P2546
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-9hb
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
10 163 11-9 hb Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 145 50/1
4 32-4833
Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 54
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 32-4833
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 T D Easterby Ryan Mania 144 33/1
5 650031
Orange, Black star, Black and Orange hooped sleeves, Orange cap, Black star Jetson (IRE) 39
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 650031
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 Mrs J Harrington P D Kennedy (5) 144 11/1
6 5-36332
EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Seefood (IRE) 75
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 5-36332
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7b
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 b D T Hughes R Walsh 143 14/1
7 U51132
Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 26
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: U51132
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 143 25/1
8 113/P23
YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Grand Vision (IRE) 40
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 113/P23
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 142 12/1
9 1-11234
Grey, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon sleeves, Grey spots, Maroon cap, Grey star On The Bridge (IRE) 146
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 1-11234
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 J Scott Nick Scholfield 140 16/1
10 35F271
White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Pineau De Re (FR) 58
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 35F271
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
11 158 11-4 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 140 33/1
11 163-122
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap If In Doubt (IRE) 32
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 163-122
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 140 13/2
12 4-96180
Royal blue, yellow hoops and star on cap Vics Canvas (IRE) 39
  • T:D A McLoughlin
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 4-96180
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
11 158 11-4 p D A McLoughlin R C Colgan 140 50/1
13 81-2341
Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 61
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:Thomas Cheesman
  • Form: 81-2341
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (7) 140 20/1
14 1/0322-1
BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Top Wood (FR) 26
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 1/0322-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4ht
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 ht D Pipe C O'Farrell 140 16/1
15 4-28512
WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Mister Dillon 39
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 4-28512
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 20/1
17 253228
PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Pateese (FR) 33
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:C J Davies
  • Form: 253228
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 p P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 139 50/1
18 393-060
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 25
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Alan Johns
  • Form: 393-060
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 t Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 139 50/1
19 7-38484
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 26
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 7-38484
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3v
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 v Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 139 33/1
20 1-42545
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 54
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 1-42545
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 N J Henderson D Bass 138 20/1
21 212-163
Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap Crowning Jewel 39
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 212-163
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 138 20/1
22 110-445
White, dark blue star, checked sleeves, quartered cap Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 32
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 110-445
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 t D Pipe T Scudamore 137 20/1
23 6-71311
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Josies Orders (IRE) 48
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 6-71311
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 b Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 136 14/1
24 241373
Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap So Fine (IRE) 90
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 241373
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 135 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
16 72P-136
Lie Forrit (IRE) 88
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 72P-136
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
10 114 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 140 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Holywell (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
6 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 25/1
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In depth

Verdict

A typically competitive renewal of one of The Festival's toughest handicaps. It's proved a graveyard for punters recently with the last 10 winners all starting at double-figure odds which doesn't bode well for the well-backed Philip Hobbs' pair Fingal Bay and If In Doubt, first and second in a qualifier at Exeter last month ahead of Quartz de Thaix and Broadway Buffalo. Southfield Theatre has proved difficult to place since winning at Wincanton in October but last year's third Jetson arrives off the back of a victory at Punchestown, though Irish winners of this have become less common lately. Josies Orders is turning into a decent stayer and has won three of his last four starts but Warwick scorer Uncle Jimmy may struggle to confirm running with GRAND VISION on today's revised terms. Colin Tizzard's grey has been placed subsequently over an inadequate trip and, lightly-raced for his age, gets a tentative vote as Top Wood was put up 10lb for his victory at Haydock. Cross Kennon is a Festival regular and could run well at decent odds and there are also each-way possibilities about the mare Utopie Des Bordes, even though Geraghty prefers stablemate Mister Dillon.

Formwatch

Lie Forrit (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) With leader until ridden 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, 37l behind Kaki De La Pree (10-6) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) sft in Dec.

Fingal Bay (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, led 5th, driven and held on well flat, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb beating If In Doubt (11-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Southfield Theatre (IRE) 5-6fav (11-4) In touch, not much room and lost place after about 1f, closed on outside over 4f out, soon pushed along, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Caulfields Venture (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Pineau De Re (FR) 11-4fav (10-11) In rear, headway before 13th, led 4 out, clear before 2 out, mistake last, kept on well, won at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Jan beating Tullamore Dew (10-4) by 5l, 8 ran.

Trustan Times (IRE) 13-8 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, headway before 4 out, hung left before last, one pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Benvolio (11-4) at Haydock 2m 5f grd chs (5yo+) (2) hvy in Jan.

Jetson (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd entering straight, stayed on well from last to lead run-in, kept on well closing stages, won at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb beating Thunder And Roses (9-11) by 1l, 16 ran.

On The Bridge (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, some headway before 8th, not on terms, pushed along after 2 out, ran on flat, nearest finish, 4th of 20, 3l behind Trackmate (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.

Mister Dillon 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, ridden after 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Wyse Hill Teabags (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb.

Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway approaching 8th, weakening when mistake 2 out, 5th of 12, 28l behind Fingal Bay (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.

If In Doubt (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 8th, chased winner after 2 out, ridden last, stayed on, not quite able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Fingal Bay (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.

Cross Kennon (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, pushed along before 7th, ridden before 3 out, soon lost place, 4th of 7, 22l behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-6) at Haydock 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.

Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Led, headed 8th, pushed along and lost 2nd before next, chased leaders under pressure, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 6, 32l behind Highland Retreat (11-5) at Ascot 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Mickie 5-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, every chance 2 out, ridden and hung left before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-6) at Haydock 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.

Pateese (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up and raced on outside, headway approaching 3 out, ridden after 3 out and soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, 42l behind Upswing (11-1) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb.

Seefood (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Prominent and raced wide, led 5th, briefly increased lead before not fluent 2 out, ridden and challenged last where not fluent, headed run-in, kept on one pace under pressure, 2nd of 21, 3/4l behind Courage (10-1) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec.

Crowning Jewel 10-1 (11-2) Always prominent, ridden 3 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Wyse Hill Teabags (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb.

So Fine (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when not fluent 3 out, led when mistake 2 out, headed after last, stayed on, held towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Sunnyhillboy (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Dec.

Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 15-2 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd after 3 out, led when mistake next, ran on well, won at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan beating Grand Vision (10-11) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.

Quartz de Thaix (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, soon in rear, struggling from 6th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-6) at Haydock 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.

Top Wood (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Made all, ridden and bumped by rival 2 out, kept on gamely run-in, driven out, won at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb beating Astigos (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.

Grand Vision (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Saphir Du Rheu (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 4f ltd hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb.

First Fandango 12-1 (11-0) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, plugging on at same pace and no impression when not much room and eased final 100 yards, 10th of 13, 7l behind Tanks For That (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.

Josies Orders (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway 6th, went 2nd 3 out, led next, clear flat, easily, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan beating Dawn Twister (10-13) by 7l, 9 ran.

Vics Canvas (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 3 out, 13th of 16, 34l behind Jetson (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.