Cleanevent Standard Open Nh Flat Race (listed) 2m 110y

  • (4-6yo, 2m 110y, Class 1, 15 runners)
  • Winner £6,841 2nd £2,567 3rd £1,285 4th £641 5th £322 6th £161
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 4.70s
  • Off time: 16:02:34

Full Result

16:00 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 5 Rock On Ruby (IRE) P F Nicholls 5 11-4 t1 N Fehily 11/4j
SP 11/4j Mid-division, headway over 6f out, led on inside over 2f out, in command over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong £6000-£2000 £3600-£1200 £3000-£1000 £2750-£1000 £1100-£400(x2) £5000-£2000
2nd 5 3 Laveroque (FR) C E Longsdon 4 11-4 T Scudamore 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders, ridden and not pace of winner over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home opened 14/1
3rd ½ 2 Kartanian (IRE) P J Hobbs 4 11-4 T J O'Brien 11/4j
SP 11/4j Chased leaders, led 10f out until 6f out, stayed handy and kept on, not pace of winner over 1f out opened 4/1 £1200-£400
4th ½ 6 Rose Of The Moon (IRE) M F Harris 5 11-4 W Marston 22/1
SP 22/1 Held up in rear, headway over 5f out, ridden to chase leaders and hung left over 1f out, kept on well under pressure towards finish opened 16/1
5th 1 Cucumber Run (IRE) N J Henderson 5 11-4 B J Geraghty 9/2
SP 9/2 Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, one pace final 2f £2500-£500
6th 8 14 Theatrical Star C L Tizzard 4 11-0 J Tizzard 15/2
SP 15/2 Held up towards rear, pushed along 6f out, plugged on one pace final 2f opened 8/1 £8000-£1000 £5000-£600
7th 4 10 Go On Arch (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 4 11-0 P J Brennan 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, kept on, one pace final 2f opened 10/1 £5000-£350
8th 9 13 Rogue Dancer (FR) M Banks 5 11-0 Timmy Murphy 50/1
SP 50/1 Took keen hold, close up, ridden along 4f out, soon lost place
9th ¾ 4 Panache Mrs D A Hamer 5 11-4 Mr P J Tolman (7) 33/1
SP 33/1 Took keen hold, prominent, led 7f out until 4f out, weakened inside final 2f
10th 8 15 Vinomore S Lycett 4 10-7 Peter Carberry (7) 66/1
SP 66/1 Mid-division, reminders 7f out, behind and struggling over 4f out
11th 16 11 Graiguecullen (IRE) E Griffin 6 11-0 A P McCoy 16/1
SP 16/1 In touch, behind final 5f opened 14/1
12th 1 7 Bach To Back (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 5 11-0 S Twiston-Davies (3) 25/1
SP 25/1 Always behind opened 28/1 touched 20/1
13th 9 For Valour Miss S J Harty 6 11-0 t M Darcy 50/1
SP 50/1 Always behind
14th dist 8 Castle Legend S T Lewis 5 11-0 Miss C Boxall (7) 200/1
SP 200/1 Raced keenly, made most until 10f out, weakened over 6f out, soon lost touch, tailed off
PU 12 Radmores Sam Evans J G M O'Shea 5 11-0 C Wallis (7) 200/1
SP 200/1 With leaders when pulled up passing winning post on 1st circuit

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.40 Tote Place £1.60 £3.80 £1.70 Straight Forecast £48.94 Exacta £53.20 Trifecta £209.10 Swingers 1&2 £6.90, 2&3 £13.80, 1&3 £2.50

Jackpot £39,700.33 carried forward to Wolverhampton, 15th Nov
Placepot £90.70, Pool: £205485.45, 1652.48 winning tickets
Quadpot £18.70, Pool: £14914.11, 587.84 winning tickets

Analysis

The bumper was run at an understandably steady pace in fading light and testing ground with the field strung out across the track as jockeys went in search of better ground but the pace was quickened by Kartanian and Panache as they moved towards the top of the hill. The field were taken downhill by Panache and Kartanian but Panache soon dropped out of contention as six runners pulled clear. Noel Fehily had to get quite serious with ROCK ON RUBY but he fairly skipped through on the inside of the final turn and had the race won by the furlong marker. Paul Nicholls won this race with Ghizao last year and it would be no surprise to see this gelding makes his mark in Graded contests over the season; his trainer said that he would start off over two and a half miles. Laveroque ran a big race for his promising young trainer and is a half-brother to Pancake who showed a decent level of form over hurdles and fences before losing his way so there should be plenty more to come from him. Kartanian travelled really well throughout the race and this was a very likeable performance from the gelding who is from one of the Aga Khan's good bloodlines; his future also looks sure to lie over obstacles once granted a trip. Rose Of The Moon was the first under pressure of the leading sextet but battled on well and looks a stayer in the making. Cucumber Run failed to live up to a big reputation this season and was caught flat-footed as the pace quickened. He still has plenty to prove but his trainer has hopes that he can develop into an exciting hurdler this season; this half-brother to Somersby may well come on for the run and prove more effective on better ground. Theatrical Star is well related and held in some regard by Colin Tizzard, he travelled well into the race but couldn't go with the leaders - connections had said that he would go hurdling if he wasn't up to Champion Bumper class but they may feel it's worth giving him another chance on better ground.