Cheltenham

  • 19:20 Cheltenham Champion Mares' Hunters' Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 45.10s
  • Off time: 19:20:46
19:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mid Div And Creep 3/1
2nd Chesnut Annie (IRE) 14/1
3rd Popaway 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2P3111- Yellow, yellow and dark green diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap Lucette Annie 15
9 11-11 S Partridge Mr Joshua Guerriero (3) 107 11/43.75
2 613312- Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Mid Div And Creep 30
Course Winner
13 11-11 A Hill Miss G Andrews 120 3/14.00
3 2132F2- Light Blue, Grey hoop and armlets, White cap Chesnut Annie (IRE) 24
12 11-7 H Roberts Brodie Hampson (7) 106 14/115.00
4 1211F1- Maroon, royal blue chevrons and sleeves, maroon cap Fruit Fayre 18
6 11-7 Mrs S Crow Mr Tom David 11/43.75
5 P/U21RP- Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Gemini June (IRE) 30
9 11-7 M Foley Mr Sam Painting (7) 22/123.00
6 F34323- Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap Keel Road (IRE) 18
11 11-7 b1 Mrs K Smyly Mr Dominic Sutton (7) 105 40/141.00
7 3FP1P3- Emerald Green and White (halved), Royal Blue sleeves and cap My Lil Ledge (IRE) 24
8 11-7 t Mrs J Mansell Mr D Mansell 12/113.00
8 2331F1- Yellow and light blue diabolo, yellow sleeves, light blue armlets and diamond on cap Popaway 10
8 11-7 t1 Mrs P Harkin Mr J Docker (7) 8/19.00
9 P34/814- Orange, olive green sash, brown cap Topless (IRE) 18
12 11-7 pt C W Loggin Miss C L Wills (5) 91 25/126.00

Verdict

FRUIT FAYRE is improving and, though these fences will pose a big test for Sheila Crow's six-year-old, she is fancied to get round and land this. Popaway also has plenty of scope while the experience of recent Exeter scorer Lucette Annie and Mid Div And Creep will stand them in good stead, though age may be catching up with the latter. Fellow veteran Chesnut Annie looks the pick of the remainder.