Cheltenham

  • 17:40 Connolly's Red Mills Intermediate Point-To-Point Championship Final Hunters' Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £4,367 2nd £1,354 3rd £677 4th £339
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 44.80s
  • Off time: 17:41:53
17:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harbour Court 7/2
2nd Indiana Bay (IRE) 9/1
3rd Chosen Milan (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 C1/1111- Maroon, white chevron, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white stars Forest Walker (IRE) 20
6 12-0 Philip Rowley Mr Alex Edwards (5) 11/43.75
2 UU/1111- Dark Blue, Grey chevron, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Artic Pride (IRE) 24
9 11-10 Mrs E Clark Miss J Coward (3) 78 12/113.00
3 1P8312- Royal blue, red braces, white sleeves Ballyjames (IRE) 11
8 11-10 Miss H Brookshaw Miss J C Williams (5) 20/121.00
4 021112- YELLOW, BLACK seams, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Bay To Go (IRE) 15
7 11-10 Mrs H Kemp Mrs C Hardwick (7) 113 13/27.50
6 P/41121- Dark blue, red seams, dark blue sleeves, red stars, light blue cap Croan Rock (IRE) 17
8 11-10 p1 R A Owen Nick Slatter (5) 111 16/117.00
7 4/11111- Black, red chevron, halved sleeves, red cap Double Bank (IRE) 17
10 11-10 Mrs Emma Oliver Mr M Woodward (7) 14/115.00
8 31P1/11- Yellow, Royal Blue diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Following Dreams (IRE) 32
6 11-10 A Ralph Mr L R Payter (5) 12/113.00
9 4/14132- GREEN and PINK stripes, PINK cap Fourth In Line (IRE) 25
9 11-10 bt Mrs L Braithwaite Mr A Braithwaite (7) 100/1101.00
10 112/11- Black and white check, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Harbour Court 53
7 11-10 A Hill Mr J E Tudor 7/24.50
11 13/2PP1- Dark Blue, Red inverted triangle, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap Hello Mr Kelly (IRE) 32
8 11-10 Mrs K Diggle Mr O Wadlow (7) 66/167.00
12 1/11U21- Light green, white chevron, white cap Indiana Bay (IRE) 24
6 11-10 Mrs J Dennis Mr Joshua Guerriero 9/110.00
13 224112- Red, black spots on sleeves, black cap Little Cornham (IRE) 32
6 11-10 Miss C Tizzard Mr D Edwards (3) 25/126.00
14 5122PF- Beige and black (quartered), beige sleeves My Fella (IRE) 11
10 11-10 Andrew Quick Miss C Prichard (7) 90 66/167.00
15 3123/11- Red and yellow (quartered), black sleeves, yellow and red hooped cap Quatuor Collonges (FR) 24
9 11-10 C Willes Miss A Stirling (7) 50/151.00
16 2/U4F11- Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Ruapehu (IRE) 18
7 11-10 C Whittaker Mr W Biddick 16/117.00
17 31/1532- Purple, Yellow hooped sleeves, White cap Chosen Milan (IRE) 45
6 11-3 t1 R E Luke Alan Johns (7) 33/134.00
18 714/1U3- Emerald green, black braces and armlets, striped cap Oriel Bank (IRE) 24
8 11-3 I M Mason Miss Joanna Mason (7) 100/1101.00
Non runners
513/3B22-Blazing Whale811-10E WalkerMr E Barrett

Verdict

There are some very promising point-to-points winners engaged in this but not many of them have experience under Rules and these fences are among the most unforgiving in the country. Forest Walker won easily at Ludlow last month while Bay To Go was second at Sandown and Ballyjames was only beaten half-a-length at Bangor. HARBOUR COURT looked an exciting prospect when winning by 10 lengths at Kingston Blunt in March for Alan Hill and is taken to make a winning start over regulation fences, though Following Dreams will be a danger if Liam Payter can get him settled in this big field. Charlotte Tizzard's Little Cornham would prefer a quicker surface, however, and Ruapehu needs to improve again to get involved.