Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Hurdle (Listed) 3m 1f 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 1, 13 runners)
  • Winner £15,376 2nd £5,770 3rd £2,889 4th £1,439 5th £724 6th £362
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 0.34s
  • Off time: 15:07:28
Full result
Result 15:05 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Goulanes 7/1
2nd 5 Cross Kennon nk 16/1
3rd 14 Monetary Fund 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1F141-5
Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Lovcen (GER) 20
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 1F141-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 A King R Thornton 150 4/1f
2 361229/
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Bouggler 611
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 361229/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 142 28/1
3 788703
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Stonemaster (IRE) 19
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 788703
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 p D T Hughes M A Enright (5) 140 18/1
4 31111-2
YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Themilanhorse (IRE) 183
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 31111-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 9/2
5 4527-00
Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 29
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:A O'keeffe
  • Form: 4527-00
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 140 16/1
7 02258P-
Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 184
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:David England
  • Form: 02258P-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
10 150 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies David England 134 25/1
8 0212-65
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Star Neuville (FR) 19
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 0212-65
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 146 10-6 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 130 20/1
9 44-2112
White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 20
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 44-2112
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-6p
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 146 10-6 p P Bowen J E Moore 130 7/1
10 0450-21
Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap El Dancer (GER) 29
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 0450-21
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5p
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 p Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 129 20/1
11 211-
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Goulanes (IRE) 239
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 211-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
6 142 10-2 D Pipe T Scudamore 126 7/1
12 18031-4
Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Abnaki (IRE) 20
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 18031-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-1p
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 141 10-1 p Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 125 8/1
13 9-459U1
Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Benbane Head (USA) 9
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 9-459U1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 t M Keighley S Twiston-Davies 123 16/1
14 00-P221
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 9
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 00-P221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 122 9/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 P2P-718
Ogee 29
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:J A McCarthy
  • Form: P2P-718
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
9 1012 Mrs P Robeson J A McCarthy 136 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Dorset Square (IRE)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D E Mullins
7 10-6 W P Mullins D E Mullins 15/2
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In depth

Verdict

A Listed contest of some stature in which the highly progressive Themilanhorse is sure to be popular for the Nicholls and Walsh team - and quite rightly as he looks likely to have further scope for improvement. Lovcen has strong claims at his best too and should be involved despite topweight, whilst check out any support for the talented Bouggler on his return from a lengthy absence. However, it may be worth taking a chance with MONETARY FUND here despite his being a couple of pounds out of the handicap. He continues to deliver a good account, comes here in good nick after a battling Musselburgh win, and the Venetia Williams yard could hardly be in better form. Anything trained by David Pipe at this three-day meeting needs to be taken into consideration, so keep an eye on the unexposed Goulanes, winner of his only start over hurdles at Newbury back in the spring. He could be anything.

Formwatch

Ogee 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place and hampered after 9th, soon outpaced, hit 3 out, rallied after 2 out, weakened flat, 8th of 20, 17l behind Action Master (10-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Oct.

Goulanes (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, closed 3 out, led flat, soon headed, kept on under pressure to lead again close home, won at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gs in Mar beating Seven Woods (11-1) by nk, 12 ran.

Cross Kennon (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden 7th, weakened next, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Action Master (10-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Oct.

Monetary Fund (USA) 7-2 (11-8) Held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, led before 2 out, strongly pressed run-in, kept on gamely, just held on, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd beating Jeu De Roseau (11-10) by nk, 9 ran.

Benbane Head (USA) 11-2 (11-11) Raced wide, chased leaders, not fluent 7th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, rallied and hit 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, just held on, all out, won at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs beating Tell Me Y (11-6) by shd, 10 ran.

Lovcen (GER) 9-4fav (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway after 4 out, one pace from 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 10, 8l behind Ely Brown (9-10) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Oct.

Stonemaster (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Led or disputed lead, strongly pressed 2 out and headed last, no extra and dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Back In A Tic (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Oct.

Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, outpaced next, rallied last, stayed on well, just failed, 2nd of 10, hd behind Ely Brown (9-10) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Oct.

El Dancer (GER) 10-1 (11-5) Close up, chased leader between last two, ridden and every chance last, joined leader flat when rider dropped rein, driven to lead post, won at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Oct beating Wayward Glance (11-3) by ns, 8 ran.

Kayf Aramis 6-1 (11-8) Led until 2nd, led 6th, not fluent and headed 7th, ridden after 3 out, weakened from next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Michel Le Bon (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr, 9 ran.

Themilanhorse (IRE) 9-2fav (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd last, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 17, 1 1/4l behind Native Gallery (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.

Abnaki (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, rallied on outside before 3 out, soon challenging winner, every chance when carried right flat, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 5l behind Ely Brown (9-10) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Oct.

Star Neuville (FR) 6-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and dropped to 5th approaching last, no extra, 5th of 11, 15l behind Back In A Tic (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Oct.

Bouggler 25-1 (11-4) Raced wide, pressed leader to 4th, chased leaders, driven and lost place 8th (water), soon behind, tailed off 3 out, 9th of 11, well behind Noble Prince (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Mar '11.