BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost Pioneers Handicap 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, Class 6, 13 runners)
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 38.71s
  • Off time: 19:30:37
Full result
Result 19:30 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Flamborough Breeze 3/1f
2nd 7 Athletic 5 13/2
3rd 8 Qeethaara 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 102-931
Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Flamborough Breeze (ex6) 8
  • T:E F Vaughan
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 102-931
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-13t
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 139 9-13 t E F Vaughan G Baker 55 3/1f
2 (2) 3156-00
Red and Black stripes, Black sleeves, Red stars, Emerald Green and Yellow hooped cap Arte Del Calcio 18
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 3156-00
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7h
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 h A W Carroll Joey Haynes (7) 55 33/1
3 (1) 67-4218
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond Delightful Sleep 23
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 67-4218
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 P D Evans A Kirby 55 5/1
5 (13) 55138-0
Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap High Five Prince (IRE) 8
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:Philip Prince
  • Form: 55138-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 J M Bradley Philip Prince (7) 53 66/1
6 (11) 0607/12
Red, Black sleeves and cap with Silver button Commercial (IRE) 8
  • T:J A Osborne
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 0607/12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 J A Osborne D Sweeney 53 4/1
7 (5) 036-652
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Athletic 8
  • T:J R Jenkins
  • J:E Ahern
  • Form: 036-652
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4v
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 v J R Jenkins E Ahern 52 13/2
8 (12) 0000-90
Pink, purple sleeves, pink stars, purple cap, pink stars Qeethaara (USA) 26
  • T:W M Brisbourne
  • J:S W Kelly
  • Form: 0000-90
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
9 130 9-4 p W M Brisbourne S W Kelly 52 16/1
9 (10) 18-4855
Dark green, red star, dark green sleeves, red spots, red cap, dark green star Gallantry 8
  • T:P Howling
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 18-4855
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
11 130 9-4 P Howling J Quinn 52 14/1
10 (7) 885-441
Brown, White halved sleeves Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 22
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:R Winston
  • Form: 885-441
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4bt
  • OR: 52
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 bt J M Bradley R Winston 52 7/1
11 (3) 909668-
Dark Blue, Red star, striped sleeves and star on cap Snowy Valley 63
  • T:Simon Earle
  • J:Ryan Tate
  • Form: 909668-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 51
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 Simon Earle Ryan Tate (7) 51 20/1
12 (4) 08-2053
Maroon, Light Blue armlets and cap Justcallmehandsome 12
  • T:D J S ffrench Davis
  • J:Josh Baudains
  • Form: 08-2053
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-0be
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
11 126 9-0 be D J S ffrench Davis Josh Baudains (7) 48 25/1
13 (14) 000-444
Pink, Grey star, Grey and Pink halved sleeves, Pink cap, Grey star Byrd In Hand (IRE) 8
  • T:J J Bridger
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 000-444
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 J J Bridger William Twiston-Davies (5) 48 16/1
14 (8) 390590-
Grey, Maroon seams, quartered cap Doc Hill 92
  • T:M Blanshard
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 390590-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12b1
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 b1 M Blanshard L P Keniry 45 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 (9) 8072-99
Signora Frasi (IRE) 7
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:A G Newcombe
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 8072-99
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
8 97 A G Newcombe Charles Bishop 55 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 4 Having A Ball
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:C Catlin
8 9-4 J G Portman C Catlin 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Not surprisingly, Delightful Sleep couldn't cope with a an 8lb rise at Wolverhampton last time and is immediately dropped 3lb but Commercial went close again last week having won here before that. Fleetwoodsands has done all his winning so far over 7f including here on his latest start while Athletic has a couple of lengths to find on latest running with FLAMBOROUGH BREEZE. The top weight scored over track and trip last week with a bit to spare and Ed Vaughan's filly is fancied to shrug off a penalty and follow-up.

Formwatch

Signora Frasi (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, driven 3f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 7l behind Chandrayaan (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.

Flamborough Breeze 13-2 (9-7) Held up in last trio, smooth headway on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Athletic (9-5) by 2l, 10 ran.

Athletic 10-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, driven and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.

Qeethaara (USA) 66-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 35l behind Monzino (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.

Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Teen Ager (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

Arte Del Calcio 33-1 (9-5) Raced wide always in rear, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 24l behind Bridge That Gap (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Gallantry 16-1 (9-4) Close 5th on inside, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Reasons Unknown (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.

Delightful Sleep 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 12l behind Fighter Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.

Commercial (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed towards finish, rallied final strides, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Reasons Unknown (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.

Justcallmehandsome 18-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Flag Of Glory (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Snowy Valley 12-1 (9-2) Last of main group, no headway final 2f, 8th of 13, 15l behind Bahri Sheen (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Byrd In Hand (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd final 50 yards, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Reasons Unknown (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.

Doc Hill 100-1 (8-7) Tracked leader 3f, prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 28l behind Mutual Regard (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.

High Five Prince (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along and hung right well over 2f out, soon struggling, 10th of 11, 22l behind Reasons Unknown (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.