Thank You Gareth Evans Open Hunters' Chase 4m 1f

  • (5yo+, 4m 1f, Class 4, 17 runners)
  • Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 51.70s
  • Off time: 19:52:22
Full result
Result 19:50 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 16 Universal Soldier 11/4
2nd 1 Pearlysteps 2/1f
3rd 2 Pentiffic 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 446/114-
Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Pearlysteps 47
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Miss J C Williams
  • Form: 446/114-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-2
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
11 170 12-2 H D Daly Miss J C Williams (3) 132 2/1f
2 7U61U3-
White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 20
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Mr J Hamilton
  • Form: 7U61U3-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-2p
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
11 170 12-2 p Miss V Williams Mr J Hamilton (3) 118 25/1
3 33/U1FR-
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 14
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Mr B Gibbs
  • Form: 33/U1FR-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-13
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
10 167 11-13 Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (5) 142 9/1
4 2U5111-
Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap King Fontaine (IRE) 11
  • T:J J O'Shea
  • J:Mr G Crow
  • Form: 2U5111-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-13
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
11 167 11-13 J J O'Shea Mr G Crow (3) 116 10/1
5 9P5171-
Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Soulard (USA) 17
  • T:I Hargreaves
  • J:Mr I Hargreaves
  • Form: 9P5171-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-13
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
11 167 11-13 I Hargreaves Mr I Hargreaves (7) 107 66/1
6 69/7513-
Red, emerald green cross belts, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Vincitore (FR) 25
  • T:Miss C Hart
  • J:Miss C V Hart
  • Form: 69/7513-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-13p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 167 11-13 p Miss C Hart Miss C V Hart (5) 115 40/1
7 U82/722-
Dark green, maroon chevron, maroon cap Bally Wall (IRE) 25
  • T:N R Wright
  • J:Mr A Wright
  • Form: U82/722-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 N R Wright Mr A Wright (7) 105 20/1
8 30R2F3-
Emerald Green, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow cap Coolykereen Castle (IRE) 9
  • T:A Campbell
  • J:Mr J Bargary
  • Form: 30R2F3-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 p1 A Campbell Mr J Bargary (7) 100/1
9 UU3126-
Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Court Red Handed (IRE) 27
  • T:Mrs S Case
  • J:Mr M J P Kendrick
  • Form: UU3126-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10pt
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 pt Mrs S Case Mr M J P Kendrick (7) 117 12/1
10 2/74632-
Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Dark Blue quartered cap Fourth In Line (IRE) 25
  • T:Mrs L Braithwaite
  • J:Miss G Andrews
  • Form: 2/74632-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10bt
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 bt Mrs L Braithwaite Miss G Andrews 67 100/1
11 P31U/13-
Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Gone To Lunch (IRE) 24
  • T:Mrs Camilla Scott
  • J:Miss L Scott
  • Form: P31U/13-
  • Age: 14
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
14 164 11-10 Mrs Camilla Scott Miss L Scott (7) 117 14/1
12 112/63-
Red, Emerald Green diamond, armlets and cap Gypsy Jack (IRE) 25
  • T:Miss J Western
  • J:Miss Leanda Tickle
  • Form: 112/63-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 Miss J Western Miss Leanda Tickle (7) 33/1
13 PPP50U-
LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, striped cap Keenan's Future (IRE) 9
  • T:S Rea
  • J:Mr Joshua Guerriero
  • Form: PPP50U-
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
13 164 11-10 b S Rea Mr Joshua Guerriero 91 50/1
14 21/3P11-
Royal Blue, Brown epaulets, Orange cap Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 24
  • T:Mrs Sarah Easterby
  • J:Mr W Easterby
  • Form: 21/3P11-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 p Mrs Sarah Easterby Mr W Easterby (5) 101 20/1
15 243321-
Maroon and light blue diabolo, light blue cap, maroon diamonds Schindler's Prince (IRE) 24
  • T:Mrs H Ridley
  • J:Mr J M Ridley
  • Form: 243321-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10p1
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 p1 Mrs H Ridley Mr J M Ridley (5) 96 33/1
16 72PP/12-
Grey, Dark Blue star, Dark Blue sleeves, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Universal Soldier (IRE) 18
  • T:Gareth Moore
  • J:Mr Nick Williams
  • Form: 72PP/12-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 Gareth Moore Mr Nick Williams 130 11/4
17 365252-
Emerald green, black braces and armlets, striped cap Poppy Day 24
  • T:I M Mason
  • J:Miss Joanna Mason
  • Form: 365252-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-3p1
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
11 157 11-3 p1 I M Mason Miss Joanna Mason (5) 87 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Charles Bruce (IRE)
  • T:A Campbell
  • J:Mr C Deutsch
10 11-10 A Campbell Mr C Deutsch 100/1
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In depth

Verdict

These could end up spread over half of the Cotswolds. Pearlysteps is the class act and trainer Henry Daly won this in 2010 with Martha's Kinsman. His charge was fourth in the Foxhunters Chase at The Festival but whether he'll stay this far is anybody's guess. Pentiffic has never won beyond 3m but Gone To Lunch was second in the Scottish National in 2009 and still does well from limited opportunities. King Fontaine has also been placed in a Scottish National and won over 3m1f at Bangor earlier this month. He's preferred to Soulard and Aintree Fox Hunters sixth Court Red Handed. MONSIEUR JOURDAIN beat Poppy Day over a marathon trip between the flags last time and Sarah Easterby's charge can follow up in this, with Universal Soldier also worth a second look.

Formwatch

Universal Soldier (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Led til hdd 2; ev ch 2 out; kpt on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Invisible Man (11-4) at Bitterley 3m ptp.

Pearlysteps 8-1 (12-0) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, stayed on to take 4th after last, never on terms with front trio, 4th of 24, 10l behind Tammys Hill (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.

Pentiffic (NZ) 4-1 (12-1) Chased winner, hit 13th, led narrowly 14th until next, soon lost 2nd, lost 3rd 4 out, beaten when mistake next, went modest 3rd again flat, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Rockiteer (11-13) at Ludlow 3m hts chs (5) gd.

Gone To Lunch (IRE) 5-4 (12-7) Hdwy 18; one pce 2 out, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Schindler's Prince (12-0) at Tedworth 3m 6f ptp gd.

King Fontaine (IRE) 1-5 (12-7) Made all; ro wl, won at North Staffordshire 3m ptp gf beating Torn Asunder (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 2 ran.

Court Red Handed (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) In touch, went 4th from 10th (Bechers), ridden before last, soon faded, 6th of 21, 38l behind Warne (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd.

Bally Wall (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ap; ev ch 2 out; ro flat, 2nd of 8, nk behind Ide No Idea (12-5) at Essex 3m 6f ptp gd.

Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) (cp) ap; led 7-9; led 11; stayed on wl, won at Middleton 4m 1f ptp gs beating Poppy Day (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.

Vincitore (FR) 5-1 (11-0) (cp) led to 3 & 4 til hdd aft 12; wknd 3 out, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Horsham Lad (11-0) at North Warwickshire Hunt Club 3m ptp gd.

Poppy Day 5-2 (11-7) (cp) ap; chsd wnr 12; ev ch 2 out; one pce, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Monsieur Jourdain (12-0) at Middleton 4m 1f ptp gs.

Soulard (USA) 5-1 (12-3) Held up; led 15 til hdd app 3 out; led bet last 2; lft solo last, won at Andoversford 3m ptp, 5 ran.

Coolykereen Castle (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) (cp) 2nd outing; wl bhnd 8; to 14; rn out last; rtrcd, 3rd of 5, well behind Broken Eagle (12-0) at North Cotswold 3m ptp gd.

Fourth In Line (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) (v) (tt) held up; chsd ldrs 3 out; kpt on wl flat, 2nd of 10, 1l behind The Booshy Man (12-0) at Essex 3m ptp gd.

Gypsy Jack (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Held up; hdwy 3 out; nvr nr to chall, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Dashing John (12-0) at Seavington 3m ptp sft.

Keenan's Future (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) (bl) hdwy 9; led 11 til blun & ur 2 out, in a race won by The Rubber Man (12-0) at North Shropshire 3m ptp gf, 6 ran.

Schindler's Prince (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) (cp) hdwy 17; led 4 out; all out, won at Tedworth 3m 6f ptp gd beating Pastek (12-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.

Golan Way 2-7fav (11-9) Refused to race, in a race won by Bay To Go (11-9) at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd, 3 ran.