Centaur Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (3yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 16 runners)
  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554 5th £277 6th £139
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 19.70s
  • Off time: 15:43:35
Full result
Result 15:40 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Ifandbutwhynot 15/2
2nd 13 Tanerko Emery 5/1
3rd 3 Falcarragh 16/1
4th 2 Swampfire 2 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 10/22
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Roger Beantown (IRE) 10
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 10/22
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 125 8/1
2 442161
Emerald Green, Orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Swampfire (IRE) 18
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 442161
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
4 164 11-10 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 123 14/1
3 201242
Red, White sleeves, Orange stars Falcarragh (IRE) 14
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 201242
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 122 16/1
4 40-1601
Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Canadian Diamond (IRE) 20
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 40-1601
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 B G Powell M G Nolan (5) 121 16/1
5 33-2
Dark Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine and cap Buy Back Bob (IRE) 36
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 33-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7t1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 t1 A J Martin A P McCoy 120 3/1f
6 2-2176
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Brick Red 14
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 2-2176
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 118 6/1
7 3140-31
RED and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 22
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 3140-31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 D O'Meara Timmy Murphy 117 15/2
9 495326-
Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Able Deputy 294
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:E Cookson
  • Form: 495326-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t K C Bailey E Cookson (7) 117 10/1
10 5/34341
Orange, Royal Blue stripe Reaction 21
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 5/34341
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2v
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 v M Appleby Ryan Mahon (3) 115 33/1
11 225
RED, BLACK disc and sleeves Kings Destiny 109
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 225
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 114 11/1
12 62/4
Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Ladies Dancing 18
  • T:C J Down
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 62/4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 C J Down J M Davies 114 66/1
13 2/F5-1
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Tanerko Emery (FR) 21
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 2/F5-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 112 5/1
14 903-
Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafaraban (IRE) 254
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 903-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 110 20/1
16 13-2200
PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 13-2200
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
8 149 10-9 p Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (10) 108 33/1
17 033214
White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Shabak Hom (IRE) 29
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:J A McCarthy
  • Form: 033214
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
5 142 10-2 P D Evans J A McCarthy 101 50/1
18 96-462
Black, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves Super Duplex 12
  • T:P Phelan
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 96-462
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 141 10-1 P Phelan Matthew Batchelor 100 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 63-1
Ulys Du Charmil (FR) 181
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 63-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
4 114 A King R Thornton 117 WD
15 5025-P3
Vimiero (USA) 32
  • Nag Me
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 5025-P3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 1011 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 110 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Edgardo Sol (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
4 11-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 6/1
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In depth

Verdict

Roger Beantown went in to many a notebook when runner-up at Chepstow last time despite being beaten at odds-on. He should be spot-on now and is definite shortlist material and it would be no surprise to see him go one better despite the concession of weight all round. Ulys Du Charmil looks one to keep an eye on off an attractive mark but he hasn't been seen since May and last month's smooth Stratford scorer, Tanerko Emery looks a likelier sort. He had plenty in hand that day and could well have got in here lightly. However, the choice is Irish raider, BUY BACK BOB. It's interesting that Tony Martin has chosen to come here rather than take in a straightforward maiden hurdle task for which he would look nailed on. He has gone well on all three hurdling starts, has a strong catalogue of Flat performances to his name and AP McCoy has been booked for the ride.

Formwatch

Ulys Du Charmil (FR) 7-1 (10-10) Close up, led approaching 2 out, ridden and ran on flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May beating Unex Degas (10-7) by 1l, 14 ran.

Vimiero (USA) 9-1 (11-9) Mid-division on inside, headway after 5th, switched right before last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Drumlang (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.

Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Mid-division on inside, not fluent 2nd, headway to challenge on outside 3 out, led narrowly approaching next, ridden clear briefly flat, just held on when hard pressed towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Eduard (10-12) by hd, 11 ran.

Tanerko Emery (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, soon chasing leaders, led last, ran on, won at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct beating Mon Desir (10-9) by 2l, 7 ran.

Falcarragh (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out ridden to chase winner last, no impression, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Lordofthehouse (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs.

Swampfire (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Led, hit 3 out, not fluent and headed 2 out, chased leader, rallied gamely flat, led again close home, won at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Turn Over Sivola (11-5) by nk, 9 ran.

Able Deputy 80-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, chased leaders 2 out, ridden and every chance after last, no extra final 110 yards, 6th of 14, 7l behind Module (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) gs in Jan.

Brick Red 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway to chase leaders 3 out, went 3rd approaching 2 out, no impression when lost 3rd soon after last, weakened soon after, 6th of 16, 18l behind Ivor's King (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.

Shabak Hom (IRE) 6-5fav (11-13) Keen tracked leaders, hit 3 out, led before and hit 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra, 4th of 5, 10l behind Ironical (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.

Reaction 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, not fluent 3 out, led next, ridden clear before last, ran on well, won at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gs in Oct beating Peaks Of Fire (10-12) by 8l, 10 ran.

Buy Back Bob (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge approaching last, no extra run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 22, 1 1/2l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.

Roger Beantown (IRE) 8-15fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, went 3rd 4 out, hit 2 out, soon ridden, no real impression when left 3 lengths 2nd last, driven and closed flat, always held, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.

Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Led after 1st until 4th, weakened 2 out, 21st of 22, 47l behind Dark Lover (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Oct.

Super Duplex 14-1 (10-13) In rear, headway 3 out, ridden to chase winner next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 7l behind General Ting (11-5) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs.

Zafaraban (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway to modest 4th before 2 out, went 3rd after 2 out, hit last and reminder, pushed along and kept on steadily flat, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Old Tricks (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Ladies Dancing 20-1 (10-12) Chased winner until 6th, went 2nd again well before 2 out until before 2 out, driven and weakened last, 4th of 9, 8l behind Swampfire (11-5) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Kings Destiny 6-4fav (11-0) Pressed winner until 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 10, 31l behind Latest Trend (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.

Canadian Diamond (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, travelling on bit and led approaching 2 out, pushed clear, mistake last, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct beating The Lemonpie (10-12) by 8l, 14 ran.