BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham 2013 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 40.30s
  • Off time: 15:25:10
Full result
Result 15:25 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 City Press 3/1
2nd 7 Midnight Appeal hd 9/2
3rd 8 Moonlight Drive nse 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 721PP5
Yellow, Maroon braces Bennys Well (IRE) 148
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 721PP5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 pt B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 50/1
3 531/4P-5
BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Captain Moonman (IRE) 79
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 531/4P-5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 33/1
4 15P241
Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap City Press (IRE) 8
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 15P241
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t W Greatrex J M Maguire 3/1
5 5486/4-9
Dark blue, pink star, hooped sleeves and star on cap County Zen (FR) 24
  • T:C Fryer
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 5486/4-9
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 C Fryer Harry Skelton 50/1
6 208-0FP
WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Lodge 9
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 208-0FP
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 N J Henderson A Tinkler 14/1
7 21F-413
Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 41
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 21F-413
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 b A King R Thornton 9/2
8 P/2P35-P
Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Moonlight Drive (IRE) 37
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: P/2P35-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/1
9 79P-587
Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Occasionally Yours (IRE) 46
  • T:A Blackmore
  • J:Miss E Crossman
  • Form: 79P-587
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 A Blackmore Miss E Crossman (7) 50/1
10 1111-20
YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Themilanhorse (IRE) 69
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1111-20
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 2/1f
11 62-3510
White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Time For Spring (IRE) 41
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 62-3510
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 C E Longsdon N Fehily 8/1
12 58P-P71
Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Upton Mead (IRE) 11
  • T:K Tork
  • J:Mr C P Shoemark
  • Form: 58P-P71
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 K Tork Mr C P Shoemark (7) 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 114U4P
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 47
  • Nag Me
  • T:N B King
  • J:A Merriam
  • Form: 114U4P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 114 N B King A Merriam NR

In depth

Verdict

CITY PRESS seem to like these jumpers' bumpers as he was second in a similar contest over track and trip last month and, after finishing fourth over fences at Ludlow, won another of these at Lingfield eight days ago. Warren Greatrex's charge gets the nod again as he may have more natural speed than stayer chasers Midnight Appeal and Time For Spring while Themilanhorse's best form over hurdles is over much further, though he did win a bumper over 2m1f at Newton Abbot in 2011. None of the others make much appeal with Kings Lodge and Occasionally Yours out of form.

Formwatch

Ballyvoneen (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, outpaced from 13th, behind 16th, mistake next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Mission Complete (10-13) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 6 ran.

City Press (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) In rear, headway on inner over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std beating Be All Man (10-11) by 1l, 13 ran.

Midnight Appeal 16-1 (11-4) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside after 3 out, went 2nd next, ridden and effort between last 2, no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Coneygree (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.

Moonlight Drive (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) Held up in rear, mistake 12th, chased leaders under pressure before 4 out to next, never on terms, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tour Des Champs (11-10) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec, 9 ran.

Time For Spring (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Towards rear, pushed along before 12th, weakened before 5 out, 11th of 16, well behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec.

Themilanhorse (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, no response and eased before 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Goulanes (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Nov.

Kings Lodge 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear on outside, not fluent 9th, soon last, went right and slow 10th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Loch Ba (11-7) at Newbury 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft, 12 ran.

Occasionally Yours (IRE) 18-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out, 7th of 9, 34l behind Who Owns Me (11-7) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.

Bennys Well (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Made most, hit 6th and 8th, mistake and headed 13th, weakened 3 out (usual 4 out), tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Heezagrey (9-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.

Upton Mead (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out until approaching next where left 2nd again, driven to lead last, kept on well flat, won at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy beating Pindar (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.

County Zen (FR) 40-1 (11-3) Led, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Minella Special (10-8) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.

Captain Moonman (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 6th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 32l behind Shotgun Paddy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.