Pertemps Final (Listed Handicap Hurdle) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 24 runners)
  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731 5th £1,876 6th £938
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 44.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:06

Full Result

14:05 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 9 Cape Tribulation J M Jefferson 8 10-11 D F O'Regan 14/1
SP 14/1 Mid-division, steady headway 8th, 6th 2 out, went 2nd going well and poised to challenge before last, led soon after, ridden and held on well flat opened 16/1 £10000-£600 £8000-£500
2nd ¾ 12 Catch Me (GER) E J O'Grady 10 10-9 A P McCoy 14/1
SP 14/1 Held up behind, headway under pressure after 3 out, 9th next, ridden to chase leading pair before last, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, not reached winner opened 12/1 £24000-£2000
3rd 18 Cantlow (IRE) P R Webber 7 10-8 D Elsworth 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up towards rear, smooth headway on outside after 3 out, led between last 2, soon hard pressed, headed after last, kept on under pressure, held when lost 2nd towards finish
4th 15 Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) Miss V Williams 5 10-9 Aidan Coleman 33/1
SP 33/1 In touch, driven and outpaced after 3 out, 8th next, ridden and kept on between last 2, left clear 4th last, no impression with leaders
5th 14 17 Reindeer Dippin D McCain Jnr 10 10-8 Henry Brooke (3) 40/1
SP 40/1 Behind, headway on outside 7th, hit next, chased leaders 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression £12500-£250
6th ¾ 6 Rick (FR) D T Hughes 8 10-12 B J Cooper 28/1
SP 28/1 Prominent, outpaced 2 out, soon lost place, well beaten when not fluent last £16500-£500
7th nk 24 Bellflower Boy (IRE) Dr R D P Newland 9 10-6 bt Jack Quinlan (5) 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division in touch, outpaced 7th, kept on same pace under pressure from 2 out, never near leaders
8th 19 Kayf Aramis N A Twiston-Davies 10 10-7 b Sam Twiston-Davies 40/1
SP 40/1 Tracked leading pair from 4th, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, ridden and lost place before last, soon weakened opened 33/1
9th 4 Russian War (IRE) G Elliott 9 11-2 pt P Carberry 33/1
SP 33/1 Behind, headway under pressure into mid-division before 2 out, never nearer
10th nk 22 Prince Erik D K Weld 8 10-6 D J Condon 25/1
SP 25/1 In touch, lost place and ridden 9th, soon behind £6600-£200
11th s.h 1 Restless Harry R Dickin 8 11-12 C Poste 16/1
SP 16/1 Prominent to 4th, mid-division, outpaced 9th, soon behind, no danger after opened 20/1 £50000-£3000
12th 3 16 Palace Jester Jonjo O'Neill 7 10-8 R P McLernon 66/1
SP 66/1 Led narrowly, ridden and hard pressed before 2 out, headed between last 2, weakened last
13th 3 13 Buena Vista (IRE) D Pipe 11 10-9 b Tom Bellamy (10) 7/1
SP 7/1 Disputed lead, ridden 3 out, soon lost place, weakened from next opened 9/1 £10000-£1100 £9000-£1000 £8500-£1000(x2) £8000-£1000
14th 11 Pineau De Re (FR) P Fenton 9 10-9 B Hayes (7) 16/1
SP 16/1 In touch on inside, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened £8000-£500
15th 37 3 Our Father (IRE) D Pipe 6 11-3 Timmy Murphy 11/2f
SP 11/2f Mid-division on inside, outpaced before 2 out, weakened and eased between last 2, tailed off opened 6/1 £10000-£1500 £10000-£1600 £5000-£800(x5)
16th 7 Sergent Guib's (FR) W P Mullins 6 10-12 R Walsh 8/1
SP 8/1 Mid-division, not fluent 6th, outpaced after 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, eased between last 2, tailed off £10000-£1200
17th 7 5 Pettifour (IRE) N A Twiston-Davies 10 10-12 b1 William Twiston-Davies (7) 33/1
SP 33/1 Chased leaders, ridden and lost place after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off
18th 7 2 Ashkazar (FR) D Pipe 8 11-10 F J Hayes (10) 50/1
SP 50/1 Chased leaders, outpaced 9th, soon lost place, behind from 2 out, tailed off
PU 14 Across The Bay (IRE) D McCain Jnr 8 10-9 J M Maguire 16/1
SP 16/1 Prominent to 3rd, soon towards rear, no danger after, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out £50000-£3000
PU 20 Barwell Bridge W Greatrex 6 10-7 t N D Fehily 10/1
SP 10/1 Always behind, hit 6th, in rear when pulled up before 8th £14000-£1000 £5000-£500
PU 23 Scotsbrook Cloud P D Evans 7 10-6 Michael Byrne (5) 66/1
SP 66/1 Always behind, mistake 8th, tailed off when pulled up before last opened 80/1
PU 8 Sir Kezbaah (IRE) J Scott 8 10-12 Nick Scholfield 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division on outside, lost place 7th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out
PU 21 Thehillofuisneach (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 8 10-7 B J Geraghty 12/1
SP 12/1 Mid-division in touch, mistake 3rd, lost place 7th, behind from next, pulled up before 3 out opened 14/1
F 10 Sonofvic (IRE) P F Nicholls 7 10-10 D A Jacob 16/1
SP 16/1 Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leading pair briefly next, kept on same pace, disputed 4th and held when fell last opened 12/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £19.80 Tote Place £4.00,£2.50,£11.00,£6.90 Straight Forecast £176.37 Exacta £212.90 Trifecta £9572.00 Swingers 1&2:£25.90 2&3:£251.90 1&3:£251.90

Jackpot £21,052.60, Pool: £94551.19, 9.5 winning tickets
Placepot £309.50, Pool: £936524.56, 2208.36 winning tickets
Quadpot £12.60, Pool: £46213.6, 2703.93 winning tickets


A fantastic finish and another riding masterclass from Denis O'Regan on board CAPE TRIBULATION, who stuck his head out in determined fashion on the climb to the line. Malcolm Jefferson's inmate had travelled kindly all the way around in mid-division and O'Regan quietly brought him into contention as the field hurtled down the hill to the second last. He poked between rivals as the protagonists straightened up with his pilot keen to hang on to him as long as possible - a good jump at the last just gave him the advantage and he stuck to his guns well driven out to the line. O'Regan said afterwards that he had actually taken a couple of hurdles to warm up and connections were still not entirely sure he would stay this three miles. He answered that last question extremely well and this classy performer finally got a deserved big prize. Catch Me is not the force of old but has dropped to a decent mark and nearly pulled it out of the fire. He got in a bit of a pocket at the top of the hill but made relentless progress once in the clear and only narrowly failed to reel in a gutsy winner. Cantlow ran a super race as well and was just outstayed in the closing stages. He was well in rear until moving smoothly through the pack at the top of the hill and then right into firing line on to the run to the last flight. He had every chance but just found the stamina giving out with a 100 yards left to race. Houblon Des Obeaux was closing on the front three all the way to the line and was far from disgraced while Reindeer Dippin produced another solid display for the Donald McCain team. Sonofvic had not made the transition to fences and looked a fair threat coming down the hill before starting to retreat turning for home. He was well held when taking a tumbling fall at the last, which Reindeer Dippin did well to sidestep. Kayf Aramis and Palace Jester tried to force the issue and were beaten off in the home straight as the rest of the field trailed home strung right across Gloucestershire. Rick did not get up the hill while the redoubtable Buena Vista was being stoked along before the third last and the old fellow did not show the old zip from Festivals past. Our Father could never land a blow while the well-supported Barwell Bridge was pulled up early on the second circuit and something may well have gone amiss. Bellflower Boy proved a triumph of persistence for his young rider Jack Quinlan and he did manage to pick up some places late in the day having been ridden along from an early stage.