Cheltenham

  • 18:45 Bonhams Men's Open Point-To-Point Championship Final Hunters' Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £4,679 2nd £1,451 3rd £725 4th £363
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 59.70s
  • Off time: 18:45:40
18:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doctor Kingsley 7/2
2nd Gunmoney (IRE) 20/1
3rd Kirkleigh 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 821141- Black, White chevron and armlets, hooped cap Kirkleigh 10
8 12-4 R Chanin Mr Thomas Chanin (7) 122 11/112.00
2 118141- Yellow and light blue diabolo, yellow sleeves, light blue armlets and diamond on cap Doctor Kingsley 24
Course Winner
11 12-0 Mrs P Harkin Mr P Mann (7) 116 7/24.50
3 131331- Red, Yellow cap Ravethebrave (IRE) 17
9 12-0 A Hill Mr Joe Hill (7) 118 7/24.50
4 1U3411- Maroon, white chevron, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white stars Surenaga (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
11 12-0 b Philip Rowley Mr Alex Edwards (5) 123 10/34.33
5 P1/2121- Royal blue, yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap Arbour Hill (IRE) 24
11 11-10 p Miss F Moller Mr M Wall (3) 99 9/110.00
6 132/FP2- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), light blue sleeves, yellow cap Ballyeightra Cross (IRE) 24
9 11-10 p1 G Hanmer Mr R Jarrett (3) 107 10/111.00
7 122111- EMERALD GREEN, WHITE armlets, striped cap Batu Ferringhi (FR) 30
7 11-10 p1 Mrs C Hitch Mr Joshua Guerriero 6/17.00
8 3F1311- Gordon Tartan, Yellow sleeves and cap Gunmoney (IRE) 10
8 11-10 p1 G Bailey Mr Jonathan Bailey (5) 20/121.00

Verdict

This looks one of the more competitive races on the card even though it has one of the smallest entries. Seven of the eight won between the flags last month and only Ballyeightra Cross looks to be facing a stiff task at the weights. Kirkleigh disappointed on his latest start under Rules, however, while Doctor Kingsley, Surenaga and Arbour Hill may lack the scope of some of their younger rivals. Ravethebrave represents one of the country's leading point-to-point yards and has already won twice over regulation fences but BATU FERRINGHI is on a real roll and fancied to score again under the excellent Josh Guerriero.