Cheltenham

  • 19:50 Jockey Club 7.75% Racecourse Bond Hunters' Chase4m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 50.40s
  • Off time: 19:52:34
19:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Charles Bruce (IRE) 100/1
2nd Special Portrait (IRE) 3/1
3rd Dammam 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 366F21- Purple, Yellow cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Special Portrait (IRE) 6
Course and Distance Winner
9 12-4 t Mark Hughes Mr P Gerety (7) 109 3/14.00
2 351P13- Purple, red chevrons, red sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap Deb's Dasher 30
8 12-0 Miss K Jones Mr R G Henderson (3) 113 22/123.00
3 1/11221- Maroon, Yellow seams, Black and Yellow hooped cap Freddies Return (IRE) 11
12 12-0 t P York Mr P York 115 13/27.50
4 213352- Dark blue, light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap How's My Friend 20
8 12-0 J G Cann Miss A Bush (7) 108 10/111.00
5 92/B1U1- Black, red seams, black and maroon striped sleeves, red cap Barrick's Hill (IRE) 17
8 11-10 Mrs S Bosley Nico de Boinville 22/123.00
6 762474- Royal Blue, Orange hoop, hooped sleeves and cap Bell On Bike (IRE) 8
10 11-10 p W Wanless Mr M Wall (3) 66/167.00
7 P/31P31- Royal Blue, Brown epaulets, Orange cap Be There In Five (IRE) 18
9 11-10 p1 Mrs Sarah Easterby Mr W Easterby (5) 122 16/117.00
8 41U212- Red, Black braces, halved sleeves, quartered cap Bleuvito (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
9 11-10 S Turner Mr J Mahot (5) 103 28/129.00
9 UPUF/1P- Light green, beige sleeves Charles Bruce (IRE) 30
10 11-10 A Campbell Mr C Deutsch (7) 100/1101.00
10 443344- Orange, White chevron, armlets and cap Cold Mountain (IRE) 11
11 11-10 P Blagg Mr P Blagg (7) 115 66/167.00
11 211352- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoops, striped sleeves Crank Hill 18
11 11-10 Mrs H Tory Mr T Hampton (7) 99 16/117.00
12 133/2P4- White, royal blue star, halved sleeves and star on cap Dammam 14
Course Winner
8 11-10 F O'Brien Mr S Drinkwater (3) 112 10/34.33
13 75P364- Dark blue, pink star, sleeves and stars on cap James Pine (IRE) 10
Course Winner
14 11-10 Mrs A Brook Ms Annabel Roberts (7) 101 50/151.00
14 PP3P04- LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, striped cap Keenan's Future (IRE) 11
12 11-10 b1 S Rea Mr R Hodges (7) 103 20/121.00
15 F/P7353- Dark blue, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, dark blue spots, yellow cap King Of The Road 38
11 11-10 b1 Mrs J Ackner Mr Matthew Hampton (7) 96 66/167.00
16 151316- Purple, Yellow hoop, halved sleeves Oedipe (FR) 11
11 11-10 p Mrs N Sheppard Mr R Jenkins (7) 125 25/126.00
17 223435- Dark Green and Yellow check, White sleeves Thelobstercatcher 57
9 11-10 vt Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (7) 114 8/19.00
18 761432- Brown, Yellow chevron, Orange sleeves and cap The Rubber Man (IRE) 4
9 11-10 Patrick Hanly Mr R Jarrett (3) 80/181.00
19 R1/4124- Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap Zacharova (IRE) 11
Course Winner
10 11-10 Mrs J Messenger Mr S Davies-Thomas (7) 101 20/121.00

Verdict

A few of these are going to find this tough going but there are no stamina doubts surrounding Special Portrait, who won this 12 months ago and was a wide-margin winner at Perth just six days ago. Crank Hill was only beaten half-a-length by Special Portrait last year and has to go on the short-list while Be There In Five has been in good form between the flags. Bleuvito never looked like winning when favourite at Towcester last time, however, and How's My Friend was no match for Coombe Hill at Wincanton last month. FREDDIES RETURN has only been beaten in one of his 11 starts between the flags and has won twice under Rules. He will enjoy the bit of give in the ground and could be the one today.