BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost Pioneers Handicap 7f

  • (4yo+, 7f, Class 6, 12 runners)
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (11) 8676-32
Yellow, Royal Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap Kielty's Folly 12
  • T:B P J Baugh
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 8676-32
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
9 135 9-9 B P J Baugh William Carson 54
2 (8) 3700-40
Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 12
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:R Fitzpatrick
  • Form: 3700-40
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6pt
  • OR: 51
  • Naps:
8 132 9-6 pt R C Guest R Fitzpatrick 51
3 (1) 14092-9
Royal Blue, Red hoops, Red and Royal Blue halved sleeves Mucky Molly 10
  • T:A Hutchinson
  • J:S Sanders
  • Form: 14092-9
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5b1
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 b1 A Hutchinson S Sanders 50
4 (9) 34564-1
Vermilion, Yellow seams, halved cap Teen Ager (FR) 11
  • T:P Burgoyne
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 34564-1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
9 131 9-5 P Burgoyne J Quinn 50
5 (10) 7/877-0
Light blue, white star, red sleeves and cap Vermeyen 11
  • T:G Deacon
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 7/877-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 G Deacon G Baker 50
6 (4) 36775-4
Pink and Dark Blue diabolo, Pink sleeves, quartered cap Play The Blues (IRE) 11
  • T:R Curtis
  • J:Ned Curtis
  • Form: 36775-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3ht
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 ht R Curtis Ned Curtis (7) 48
7 (7) 32/426-0
Red, Black hoops, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Royal Acclamation (IRE) 11
  • T:M Scudamore
  • J:R Clark
  • Form: 32/426-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-3p
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
8 129 9-3 p M Scudamore R Clark (3) 48
8 (5) 9049-23
LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Compton Target (IRE) 11
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 9049-23
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR: 47
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 t J M Bradley R Winston 47
9 (3) 6731-78
Black, White hoop, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Ishi 10
  • T:B R Millman
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 6731-78
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR: 47
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 b B R Millman David Probert 47
10 (6) 37242-0
DARK GREEN, YELLOW stripe, armlets and cap Flow Chart (IRE) 3
  • T:Peter Grayson
  • J:S O'Hara
  • Form: 37242-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 47
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 Peter Grayson S O'Hara (5) 47
11 (2) 39/009-7
Purple and orange stripes, halved sleeves, white cap Fast Samurai (USA) 11
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 39/009-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 46
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 A W Carroll Joey Haynes (7) 46
13 (12) 6908-46
Emerald Green, White hoop, striped sleeves, Black cap Vhujon (IRE) 11
  • T:Peter Grayson
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 6908-46
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
8 127 9-1 Peter Grayson L P Keniry 45

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
12 (13) 07835-6
Vale Of Lingfield (IRE) 11
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:J R Best
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 07835-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1ht
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
4 91 ht J R Best L Morris 45 NR
14 (14) 338560-
Chandrayaan 21
  • Nag Me
  • T:J E Long
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 338560-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1v
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
6 91 v J E Long Non Runner 45 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 11 Diplomatic (IRE)
  • T:M D Squance
  • J:L Morris
7 9-3 M D Squance L Morris 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

Kielty's Folly will be winning soon judged on his recent placed efforts at Wolverhampton and Vhujon is capable of popping up at this level on his day. Teen Ager beat five of these when scoring over C&D last time with Play The Blues and COMPTON TARGET finishing closest. That latter had previously shown signs of a resurgence when runner-up at Wolverhampton and Milton Bradley's charge looks set to finally take advantage of his slide down the weights.

Formwatch

Vale Of Lingfield (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, until inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Chandrayaan 25-1 (8-9) Always behind, 10th of 12, 10l behind Jackie Love (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Kielty's Folly 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd on inside going well over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and chased winner inside final furlong, edged left and stayed on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Coastal Passage (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.

Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakening when hung left over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Kyllachykov (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.

Mucky Molly 4-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden 3f out, hung right and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Beach Candy (9-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Teen Ager (FR) 16-1 (9-4) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, just held on, all out, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Invincible Beauty (9-3) by nk, 14 ran.

Vermeyen 9-2 (9-5) Slowly away, held up last, never a factor, 11th of 14, 6l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Play The Blues (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced wide, soon chasing leader, led over 2f out, headed and weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Royal Acclamation (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, brief effort on inside over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 10l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Compton Target (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, one pace in 3rd in closing stages, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Ishi 16-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 6l behind Beach Candy (9-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Flow Chart (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always in rear, last of 11, 7l behind Media Jury (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Fast Samurai (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Dwet, soon chasing leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Beach Candy (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.

Vhujon (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, staying on when not clear run inside final furlong, ran on well final 100 yards, never nearer, 6th of 10, 3l behind Beach Candy (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.