Cheltenham

  • 17:05 Cheltenham Racecourse Conference And Events Hunters' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £2,184 2nd £677 3rd £338 4th £169
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.20s
  • Off time: 17:06:30
17:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Himalayan Express 50/1
2nd Marky Bob (IRE) 6/1
3rd Rash Move (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/4272- Dark blue, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and red hooped sleeves, red cap, emerald green diamonds Marky Bob (IRE) 10
8 12-4 Hugo Froud Mr Matthew Barber (5) 114 6/17.00
2 121323- Pale Blue, Scarlet cap Rash Move (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
12 12-4 F Hutsby Mr T Ellis (5) 117 6/42.50
3 214456- Primrose, Purple cross belts and sleeves, White cap Himalayan Express 10
9 12-0 p Mrs D Plunkett Mr J Martin (5) 110 50/151.00
4 1P2PP3- Emerald green, orange chevrons, halved sleeves, orange cap Louis Pasteur (IRE) 10
8 12-0 b D Drake Mr R G Henderson (3) 113 11/112.00
5 5/22212- Royal blue, light green armlets What Of It (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
10 12-0 Mrs S Ward Mr T D Ward (7) 108 9/110.00
6 5323PP- Yellow and purple diamonds, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star Bromhead (USA) 8
Distance Winner
7 11-10 ht S Heard Mr Joshua Guerriero 84 66/167.00
7 F73/331- Yellow, Black cross belts, Dark Blue cap Caulkin (IRE) 10
10 11-10 D Kemp Mr D Kemp (3) 95 20/121.00
8 4145/PP- Red and yellow (quartered), black sleeves, yellow and red hooped cap Getyouracttogether (IRE) 18
9 11-10 C Willes Miss A Stirling (7) 100/1101.00
9 1/3P243- Royal blue, red and white cross belts, red cap Noble Ben (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
11 11-10 bt Mrs H Ridley Mr J M Ridley (7) 101 12/113.00
10 40/PP13- Beige, Red hoops, halved sleeves, Dark blue cap Parazar (FR) 32
8 11-10 D Summersby Mr M Heard (7) 95 100/1101.00
11 P6/25P2- Yellow, red sleeves, yellow armlets and diamond on red cap Party Pictures (IRE) 29
10 11-10 Mrs S Westwood Miss Leanda Tickle (7) 22/123.00
12 12/6222- Royal blue, red hoop, halved sleeves, red and white hooped cap Speed Steed (IRE) 7
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-10 Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (7) 117 8/19.00
13 2P2432- Black, white diamond, striped sleeves, white cap Swallows Delight (IRE) 31
8 11-10 Mrs J Mansell Mr D Mansell 100 10/111.00
14 43/P2F3- Royal Blue, Grey chevron, striped sleeves, quartered cap Aneda Rose (IRE) 32
9 11-3 t1 G Hanmer Mr R Jarrett (3) 80/181.00

Verdict

Speed Steed has arrived here via an unconventional route having run in two novices chases and a beginner's chase. Tim Vaughan's six-year-old has started at odds-on in his last two starts but has come up short and he's up against a number of battle-hardened hunter chasers today. RASH MOVE may be a 12-year-old but he ran a blinder in the Fox Hunters' Chase at Aintree and won this 12 months ago. He can score again ahead of Marky Bob, Louis Pasteur and 2011 winner Noble Ben. Party Pictures had the latter and Himalayan Express behind when second at Exeter and should also figure.