BetVictor Non Runner No Bet At Cheltenham Handicap 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 29.34s
  • Off time: 19:30:41
Full result
Result 19:30 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Thecornishcockney 6/4f
2nd 7 Tartan Jura 1 5/2
3rd 8 Kalamill ¾ 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 1124-71
Grey, orange star, grey sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Thecornishcockney 14
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 1124-71
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-2t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 142 10-2 t J Ryan A Kirby 95 6/4f
2 (5) 1519/11-
Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Kian's Delight 194
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 1519/11-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 P Bowen Jim Crowley 79 7/1
3 (4) 14100/0
Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Topolski (IRE) 26
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 14100/0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6p
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 p D W P Arbuthnot L P Keniry 79 20/1
4 (2) 189813/
Beige, Scarlet sash and cap Dr Livingstone (IRE) 30
  • T:C R Egerton
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 189813/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
8 131 9-5 C R Egerton S Twiston-Davies 78 7/1
5 (7) 246170/
Dark Blue, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Bow To No One (IRE) 344
  • T:A P Jarvis
  • J:M Murphy
  • Form: 246170/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 A P Jarvis M Murphy (5) 77 16/1
6 (1) 25/822-8
Mauve, pink seams, mauve sleeves, pink star on cap Vimiero (USA) 34
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 25/822-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
6 129 9-3 Jonjo O'Neill G Baker 76 16/1
7 (8) 14234-2
Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Tartan Jura 16
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 14234-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 M Johnston F Norton 75 5/2
8 (3) 50583/
Red and Light Blue check, halved sleeves Kalamill (IRE) 752
  • T:S Lycett
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 50583/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
6 119 8-7 S Lycett Robert Tart (7) (ex3) 65 33/1

In depth

Verdict

Kian's Delight was winning on the Flat and over hurdles last summer but will need to be at his best on his first start since August to get the better of THECORNISHCOCKNEY. John Ryan's charge had looked in the handicapper's grip lately but keeps pulling a bit more out of the bag and popped up again over track and trip a fortnight ago. He makes more appeal than Dr Livingstone, who landed a couple of all-weather bumpers last month and Tartan Jura, runner-up on the Fibresand last time.

Formwatch

Thecornishcockney 4-1 (9-8) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway going well over 2f out, led over 1f out, quickened away, readily, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Murcar (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.

Tartan Jura 4-5fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, chased winner over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Kazbow (9-10) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.

Kalamill (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leaders, stayed far side alone over 3f out, soon overall leader, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind The Starboard Bow (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug '10.

Topolski (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 17l behind Noble Silk (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.

Dr Livingstone (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Junoob (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Dec '11.

Bow To No One (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 4f out, never able to challenge, 15th of 33, 31l behind Never Can Tell (8-11) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct '11.

Kian's Delight 9-4fav (9-4) Held up in touch, led over 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, kept on, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul beating Herostatus (9-13) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

Vimiero (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in 7th, no progress final 2f, 8th of 10, 16l behind Woolfall Treasure (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.