BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 14 runners)
  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 35.90s
  • Off time: 14:15:06
Full result
Result 14:15 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Fair Trade 5/1
2nd 11 Pearl Swan 5/4f
3rd 3 Ascendant 5 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 04
Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Aciano (IRE) 11
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 04
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t B G Powell A P McCoy 33/1
2 100-309
Pink, Purple armlets, Purple cap Agent Archie (USA) 24
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 100-309
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 b1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 12/1
3 2/11P20-
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap Ascendant 14
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:William Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 2/11P20-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 A J Mccabe William Twiston-Davies (5) 80 9/1
4 1P23-P
Emerald green, white stripe, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star Brilliant Barca 37
  • T:Miss S West
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 1P23-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Miss S West M Goldstein 100/1
5 12223
Orange and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Cabimas 111
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 12223
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 25/1
6 74403-0
Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Clerk's Choice (IRE) 209
  • T:M Banks
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 74403-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 M Banks Timmy Murphy 10/1
7 23
Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Fair Trade 37
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 23
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 A King R Thornton 5/1
8 3-32124
Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Latest Trend (IRE) 149
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3-32124
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 33/1
9 21P8/90
White, Black disc, White sleeves, Red spots, Black and Red quartered cap Maxdelas (FR) 57
  • T:R Brotherton
  • J:Mr S Drinkwater
  • Form: 21P8/90
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t1 R Brotherton Mr S Drinkwater (7) 100/1
11 1DF-
Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Pearl Swan (FR) 315
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1DF-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 5/4f
12 P-1
EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Private Equity (FR) 9
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: P-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 7/1
14 0644-26
Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Synthe Davis (FR) 59
  • T:Mrs L J Mongan
  • J:Nathan Adams
  • Form: 0644-26
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 Mrs L J Mongan Nathan Adams (10) 100/1
15 63134
Dark Blue, Orange stars, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Dollar Bill 8
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 63134
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 pt N J Gifford D F O'Regan 20/1
16 2413
Red, yellow disc, red sleeves, yellow spots Sir Fredlot (IRE) 20
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 2413
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 F/6517-P
Orvita (FR) 236
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs H R J Nelmes
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: F/6517-P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
11 114 Mrs H R J Nelmes Paul Moloney NR
13 07420-9
Trip The Light 16
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P W Middleton
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 07420-9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4v
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 114 v P W Middleton Kielan Woods NR

In depth

Verdict

Clerk's Choice is the highest-rated of these over hurdles having finished sixth in the 2011 Champion Hurdle and third in last year's Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr. He'll almost certainly need this, however, while Pearl Swan, still in contention when falling in last year's Triumph Hurdle, has been off the course since. Agent Archie is another with decent form over timber while the four-year-olds Dollar Bill and Sir Fredalot are recent winners and French import Private Equity has had a couple of outing in handicaps on the all-weather lately so can't be ignored. FAIR TRADE ran in the 2010 2000 Guineas and has been placed in a Group 3 on the Flat. He hasn't done a lot wrong over hurdles so far and can gain a deserved success in this.

Formwatch

Orvita (FR) 12-1 (11-0) Last trio, struggling 7th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Azulada Bay (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jun, 9 ran.

Trip The Light 28-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 9th of 19, 31l behind Harvey's Hope (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.

Fair Trade 5-2fav (11-0) Took keen hold in touch, smooth headway on inside approaching 3 out, led and came to outside 2 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Pearl Swan (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, dropped towards rear 2nd, reminders after next, soon struggling, 18th 2 out, headway under pressure between last 2, 7th and staying on when fell, last, in a race won by Countrywide Flame (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar, 20 ran.

Ascendant 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, 20th of 24, well behind Paintball (10-7) at Sandown 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) gs in Mar.

Clerk's Choice (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent, ridden after 8th, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Native Gallery (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.

Cabimas 8-1 (10-13) Held up in touch in rear, went 3rd before 3 out, no impression, tailed off, 3rd of 5, 40l behind Rowan Tiger (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Oct.

Dollar Bill 3-1 (10-7) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 4th of 14, 6l behind Border Station (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std.

Synthe Davis (FR) 8-1 (11-8) Led, driven and headed before 3 out, soon lost place, weakened before next, 6th of 10, 49l behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.

Latest Trend (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Prominent, mistake 5th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 8, 36l behind Keenes Day (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.

Private Equity (FR) (10-5) won at Sable Sur Sarthe(FR) 2m 2f hdl gd in Jun, 0 ran.

Brilliant Barca 11-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, mistake 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Romeo Americo (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov, 11 ran.

Agent Archie (USA) 28-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, lost place next, weakened 2 out, 9th of 14, 15l behind Swing Bowler (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft.

Sir Fredlot (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon weakened to 3rd and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Knight Of Pleasure (10-9) at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) hvy.

Maxdelas (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, mistake 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.

Aciano (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Tracked leading pair until lost place 5th, rallied to modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 12, 17l behind Valdez (11-11) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.