Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Amateur Riders) 3m 1f 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 2, 23 runners)
  • Winner £35,976 2nd £11,238 3rd £5,616 4th £2,808 5th £1,404 6th £708
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 35.30s
  • Off time: 16:40:24
Full result
Result 16:40 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Spring Heeled 12/1
2nd 8 Cause Of Causes 13/2
3rd 1 Roberto Goldback 17 16/1
4th 13 Balnaslow 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 55U-406
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 47
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Mr S Waley-Cohen
  • Form: 55U-406
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
12 166 11-12 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 144 16/1
2 2-50231
Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Yellow cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 22
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:Mr J J Codd
  • Form: 2-50231
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
12 166 11-12 W Greatrex Mr J J Codd 144 25/1
3 125017
White, Mauve stars Twirling Magnet (IRE) 131
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Mr B O'Neill
  • Form: 125017
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10pt
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 pt Jonjo O'Neill Mr B O'Neill 142 16/1
4 P/124-75
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Our Father (IRE) 26
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mr D Edwards
  • Form: P/124-75
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10b1
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 b1 D Pipe Mr D Edwards (3) 142 11/1
5 4-F2761
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Buddy Bolero (IRE) 19
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Ms K Walsh
  • Form: 4-F2761
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10b1
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 b1 D Pipe Ms K Walsh 142 9/1
6 612-00P
Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 61
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Mr J Bargary
  • Form: 612-00P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9v
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 v N A Twiston-Davies Mr J Bargary (7) 141 16/1
7 12-1121
Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Indian Castle (IRE) 47
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Mr Derek O'Connor
  • Form: 12-1121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 D McCain Jnr Mr Derek O'Connor 140 7/2f
8 033722
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cause Of Causes (USA) 76
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:Ms N Carberry
  • Form: 033722
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 G Elliott Ms N Carberry 140 13/2
9 1P-130P
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Lost Glory (NZ) 89
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Mr M Walton
  • Form: 1P-130P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 t Jonjo O'Neill Mr M Walton (7) 139 50/1
10 14406-5
Black, White and Red striped sleeves, hooped cap Swing Bill (FR) 96
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mr M Heard
  • Form: 14406-5
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
13 160 11-6 D Pipe Mr M Heard (7) 138 33/1
11 213280
PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Spring Heeled (IRE) 76
  • T:J H Culloty
  • J:Mr R P McNamara
  • Form: 213280
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 p J H Culloty Mr R P McNamara 138 12/1
13 621534
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Balnaslow (IRE) 49
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 621534
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 136 9/1
14 3090-84
Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 110
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Mr B Gibbs
  • Form: 3090-84
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (5) 136 33/1
15 FPR-981
Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Mumbles Head (IRE) 226
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Mr S P Bowen
  • Form: FPR-981
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
13 158 11-4 p P Bowen Mr S P Bowen (7) 136 80/1
16 43-1115
Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Fine Parchment (IRE) 40
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:Mr H A A Bannister
  • Form: 43-1115
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-3pt
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
11 157 11-3 pt C J Mann Mr H A A Bannister (5) 135 50/1
17 661/814
White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Pickamus (FR) 71
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Miss J C Williams
  • Form: 661/814
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
11 157 11-3 H D Daly Miss J C Williams (5) 135 66/1
18 2U6-P51
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap There's No Panic (IRE) 96
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Mr W Biddick
  • Form: 2U6-P51
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 134 20/1
19 311F1P
Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Night Alliance (IRE) 54
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:Mr T Weston
  • Form: 311F1P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2b
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 b Dr R D P Newland Mr T Weston 134 28/1
20 6213F2
Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine, sleeves and star on cap Tabhachtach (IRE) 46
  • T:S Slevin
  • J:Mr M Slevin
  • Form: 6213F2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 S Slevin Mr M Slevin (5) 133 40/1
21 37-3134
Red, yellow hoops, yellow and red diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Gas Line Boy (IRE) 85
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:Mr C Gethings
  • Form: 37-3134
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1h
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 h P J Hobbs Mr C Gethings (7) 133 25/1
22 PP/4-P85
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quinz (FR) 71
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:Mr C Smith
  • Form: PP/4-P85
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 P J Hobbs Mr C Smith (7) 132 28/1
23 1321F0
EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Hunting Party (IRE) 49
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:Mr J J King
  • Form: 1321F0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 D T Hughes Mr J J King 132 25/1
24 100P05
Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Problema Tic (FR) 82
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mr S Fox
  • Form: 100P05
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13bt
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 bt D Pipe Mr S Fox (5) 131 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
12 1UU220
Dursey Sound (IRE) 2
  • Nag Me
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Mr J J Burke
  • Form: 1UU220
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 115 Jonjo O'Neill Mr J J Burke 137 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Same Difference (IRE)
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Mr R Hatch
7 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies Mr R Hatch 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

Indian Castle looks a useful novice and showed he handles the course when successful over 2m5f here in January. The return to a longer trip isn't a problem and Derek O'Connor is among the best amateur riders around. Tranquil Sea won a veterans' handicap at Doncaster last month with the minimum of fuss and also warrants respect while Nina Carberry partners Cause Of Causes, looking to end a frustrating run, for Gordon Elliott. There's No Panic should give Will Biddick a good ride as he won over a marathon trip at Sandown before Christmas, though had finished behind Night Alliance at Ascot earlier. Buddy Bolero was fourth in the National Hunt Chase at last year's Festival and got back to winning ways over hurdles last time but might be a tricky ride for an amateur. David Pipe tries a pair of blinkers on OUR FATHER and we fancy the talented grey to put recent disappointments behind him and come good. The fact that he was sent off joint favourite for the Hennessy in November off a 5lb higher mark suggests he could be well treated today and he's handled these fences well in earlier visits.

Formwatch

Dursey Sound (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) In rear, outpaced 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off, 15th of 19, well behind Present View (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (1) gs.

Spring Heeled (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 10th of 28, 26l behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.

Cause Of Causes (USA) 6-1fav (10-11) Held up, closer order 4 out, 7th approaching 2 out, stayed on well under pressure from last, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 28, shd behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.

Roberto Goldback (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, effort 5 out, plugged on, no impression, 6th of 15, 16l behind The Rainbow Hunter (10-9) at Doncaster 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Jan.

Balnaslow (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division, progress into 6th 4 out, closer 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no impression winner in 2nd last where slight mistake, no extra in 3rd run-in, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 18, 8l behind On His Own (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs in Jan.

Same Difference (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) In rear, not always fluent, mistake 10th, struggling 15th, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Shotgun Paddy (11-7) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan, 15 ran.

Pickamus (FR) 14-1 (11-1) Led until after 10th, 4th and one pace after last, no extra final 150 yards, 4th of 7, 18l behind Double Ross (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan.

Indian Castle (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) In touch main group, close up 7th, went 2nd 2 out, led last, ridden flat, held on under pressure towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) hvy in Jan beating Annacotty (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.

Gas Line Boy (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Last pair, not fluent 4th, hampered 10th, blundered 14th, poor 4th before 4 out, jumped slowly next, never on terms with leaders, 4th of 7, well behind Benvolio (11-0) at Newbury 3m (3) gs in Dec.

Our Father (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway before 5 out, went 2nd before 4 out, in 3rd and one pace 3 out, weakened and lost 3rd before 2 out, left 3rd last, lost 2 places run-in, 5th of 14, 44l behind Rigadin De Beauchene (10-5) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb.

Problema Tic (FR) 16-1 (10-0) Not jump well, chased leaders, mistakes 9th and next, not fluent and reminders 11th, soon lost place, dropped in rear and struggling 13th, mistake next, tailed off, 5th of 7, 37l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-6) at Ascot 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Dec.

Swing Bill (FR) 10-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway 6th (chair), went 2nd 10th until before 2 out, no extra in 4th when not fluent last, 5th of 22, 16l behind Chance Du Roy (10-6) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Dec.

Quinz (FR) 25-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd (water) or 4th, struggling when mistake 10th, well beaten after, 5th of 13, 33l behind Mendip Express (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.

Tranquil Sea (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway before 4 out, challenged 3 out, led before next, clear before last, eased towards finish, won at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb beating Time For Rupert (11-4) by 2l, 10 ran.

Lost Glory (NZ) 16-1 (11-9) Soon in rear and struggling, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Night In Milan (10-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Dec, 8 ran.

Saint Are (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, under pressure 4 out, weakened after next, 4th of 12, 9l behind Sydney Paget (10-13) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.

Mumbles Head (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders, bumped raid before 3 out, led before 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jul beating Quito Du Tresor (10-9) by 5l, 5 ran.

Fine Parchment (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Jumped left at times, led, not fluent 10th, headed after 4 out, weakened 2 out, very tired last, last of 5, well behind Aachen (10-8) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) hvy in Feb.

There's No Panic (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Held up toward srear, steady headway 17th, chased leaders before 3 out, went 2nd before last, led last, hard ridden and stayed on flat, all out, won at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Dec beating Court By Surprise (10-8) by 3/4l, 13 ran.

Night Alliance (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) In touch, weakened after 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Wychwoods Brook (9-11) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs G2 (1) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.

Hunting Party (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 6 out, weakened and tailed off, 11th of 18, well behind On His Own (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs in Jan.

Buddy Bolero (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, lost place 6th, rallied 2 out, challenged last, led flat, drew clear final 200 yards, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb beating Kris Spin (11-6) by 10l, 9 ran.

Twirling Magnet (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) In rear, pushed along in modest 7th before 2 out, went left 2 out and last, 7th of 16, 22l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-3) at Ascot 3m Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.

Tabhachtach (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Close up and disputed lead from 2nd, slight mistake 7th, led before 3 out, pressed and bad mistake last, stayed on well run-in, headed near line, 2nd of 12, hd behind Wrong Turn (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.