Christie's Foxhunter Chase 3m 2f 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 2f 110y, Class 2, 24 runners)
  • Winner £24,008
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 54.30s
  • Off time: 16:03:46

Full Result

16:00 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 7 Cappa Bleu (IRE) E Crow 7 12-0 t1 Mr R Burton 11/2
SP 11/2 Mid-division, headway 7th, prominent from 13th, took narrow lead approaching 2 out, edged left soon after last, stayed on well to draw clear final 100 yards opened 5/1 £10000-£1600 £5000-£800(x2) £2750-£500(x3)
2nd 12 23 Turthen (FR) C St V Fox 8 12-0 Miss C Tizzard 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, headway 12th, challenging 3 out, every chance last, no extra and edged right flat
3rd ½ 3 Baby Run (FR) N A Twiston-Davies 9 12-0 S Twiston-Davies 14/1
SP 14/1 With leader, hit 11th, led 13th, headed narrowly before 2 out, still close 3rd last, stayed on one pace flat opened 25/1 £10000-£500
4th 8 2 Amicelli (GER) Mrs C Coward 10 12-0 Mr T Greenall 9/1
SP 9/1 Chased leaders, hit 12th and lost place, ridden 16th, closed 18th, outpaced by leaders from 3 out £8000-£1000(x2)
5th 20 Robbers Glen (IRE) Mrs V Jackson 9 12-0 Mrs V Jackson 18/1
SP 18/1 In rear and wide, some headway before 18th, not in contention, stayed on approaching 2 out, never a danger opened 25/1
6th 22 Southwestern (IRE) Mrs C C Scott 10 12-0 Mr N Harris 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up, hampered 7th, headway approaching 13th, soon prominent, challenging 3 out, weakened before 2 out opened 16/1
7th 6 9 Chilling Place (IRE) M Tuckey 10 12-0 Mr B Tuckey 33/1
SP 33/1 Prominent, mistake 6th, ridden before 17th, hit 4 out, weakened after 3 out
8th 17 Murphy's Cardinal (IRE) Noel T Chance 13 12-0 Miss N Carberry 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up, hampered 7th, jumped right 13th, headway 16th, 5th and in touch when blundered 3 out, weakened before 2 out opened 14/1
9th 15 Limerick Boy (GER) Miss V Williams 11 12-0 Mr W Biddick 12/1
SP 12/1 Mid-divison, hit 15th, blundered 16th, struggling from 4 out £5000-£400
10th 10 14 Kingscliff (IRE) Mrs M McGuinness 12 12-0 Mr I Chanin 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, hampered and lost place 7th, reminders 9th, struggled on from 16th
11th 1 Always Right (IRE) J Wade 7 12-0 Mr C Dawson 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up, progress into mid-division 13th, closing when mistake 17th, weakened 3 out
12th 7 13 Juveigneur (FR) E M O'Sullivan 12 12-0 Mr J T McNamara 7/2f
SP 7/2f Prominent, raced keenly, hit 16th, mistake next, mistake and weakened 4 out opened 9/2 £25000-£5000 £15000-£3000 £15000-£3000 £10000-£2000 £5000-£1000(x5) £9000-£2000(x3) £4500-£1000(x3) £4000-£1000(x4)
13th 24 You Do The Math (IRE) C E Longsdon 9 12-0 Mr J Horton 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division, lost place 12th, in rear after
14th 18 8 Chief Oscar (IRE) B R Hamilton 8 12-0 Mr J D Moore 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, in touch 11th, weakening when mistake 15th, mistake 17th opened 28/1
15th 5 Border Fusion G Hanmer 10 12-0 Mr M J O'Connor 28/1
SP 28/1 Jumped right several fences, in rear, behind 10th opened 25/1
16th 21 11 Dublin Hunter (IRE) G Elliott 13 12-0 b Mr J M Earls 100/1
SP 100/1 Prominent, not fluent 5th, lost place 14th, soon in rear, tailed off
PU 4 Back Nine (IRE) Miss Western 12 12-0 bt Mr S Allwood 100/1
SP 100/1 Held up, mistakes and reminders 11th, detached next, pulled up before 13th opened 80/1
PU 6 Buckby Lane Miss J Starkey 13 12-0 Mr S Waley-Cohen 66/1
SP 66/1 In touch, mistake 6th, hit 11th, hit and pecked 18th, weakened approaching 3 out, well behind when pulled up before 2 out
PU 10 Christy Beamish (IRE) Miss S Taylor 12 12-0 Miss C Allen 33/1
SP 33/1 In touch, lost place when hit 8th, behind from 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 28/1 £12500-£500
PU 12 Gaelsbob Mrs E Baker 12 12-0 Mr W L Morgan 40/1
SP 40/1 Mistakes, held up, always in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 18th opened 50/1
PU 18 Ofarel D'airy (FR) P F Nicholls 7 12-0 b Mr J Tudor 22/1
SP 22/1 Not jumped well, mid-division, in touch from 7th, struggling 17th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out opened 20/1
F 16 Marblehead (IRE) F M O'Brien 7 12-0 Mr M Wall 100/1
SP 100/1 Led, hit 8th, mistake and headed 13th, weakened approaching 17th, behind when fell 3 out
F 19 Proud Andees (IRE) G Hanmer 10 12-0 Mr A Wintle 100/1
SP 100/1 Mostly towards rear until fell 4 out opened 66/1
F 21 Royal Auclair (FR) P F Nicholls 12 12-0 t Mr I Popham 8/1
SP 8/1 In touch, fell 7th £20000-£2000 £8000-£1000

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £6.10 Tote Place £2.80 £12.60 £4.60 Straight Forecast £144.01 Exacta £220.50 Trifecta £1,481.40 Swingers 1&2 £83.20, 2&3 £477.30, 1&3 £30.70

Jackpot £132,434.45 carried forward to Uttoxeter, 14th Mar
Placepot £656.50, Pool: £927752.75, 1031.62 winning tickets
Quadpot £34.20, Pool: £38354.74, 828.78 winning tickets

Analysis

CAPPA BLEU had never run under rules before but kept to the inside all the way by the ultra-cool Richard Burton he ran out an emphatic winner. He jumped well and responded to pressure, keeping on all the way up the hill. He'll be running under rules next season and Evan Williams will train him for a crack at the Hennessy. With youth on his side, he could be back here next year taking on some of the big guns. Turthen looked a likely danger jumping the last but he tired towards the end, while Baby Run was prominent throughout and ran a solid race.