Cheltenham

  • 13:45 paddypower.com On Mobile Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £25,024 2nd £7,392 3rd £3,696 4th £1,848
  • Going: Good; Cross Country Firm-Good to Firm in plcs.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.00s
  • Off time: 13:45:54
13:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tanks For That (IRE) 13/2
2nd Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 7/1
3rd I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 11/1
4th Keki Buku (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/40640- Navy Blue, Gold braid Consigliere (FR) 217
Distance Winner
8 11-12 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 145 22/123.00
2 6722-53 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 159
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 t D Pipe T Scudamore 145 11/112.00
3 4124/8P- Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Crack Away Jack 273
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 11/43.75
4 66306-4 Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 20
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 A King R Thornton 141 14/115.00
5 2-08357 Black and White check, White sleeves, Black armlets Safari Journey (USA) 13
Distance Winner
7 11-7 P J Hobbs R Flint 140 28/129.00
6 342003- Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Tanks For That (IRE) 209
Distance Winner
8 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 13/27.50
7 38/02P-2 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Nomecheki (FR) 20
Distance Winner
9 11-6 N J Gifford L Treadwell 139 20/121.00
8 51P16-2 White, Dark Blue stars and sleeves, Red cap Russian Flag (FR) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-5 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 138 25/126.00
9 00-2631 WHITE, black star, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Mahrajaan (USA) 42
Distance Winner
8 11-1 R P Burns T Doyle 134 33/134.00
10 215-1F1 Emerald Green, Black star Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
6 10-11 M Keighley A P Cawley 130 7/18.00
11 522F0-3 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Keki Buku (FR) 188
Distance Winner
8 10-11 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 8/19.00
12 212FP8- Grey, White epaulets Osric (IRE) 210
8 10-11 N J Henderson A Tinkler 130 16/117.00
13 12PP-76 Red, grey cap Peplum (FR) 149
Distance Winner
8 10-6 G L Moore J E Moore 125 50/151.00
14 3F1-217 Purple, White stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Marley Roca (IRE) 27
7 10-5 P R Webber D Elsworth 124 20/121.00
15 31111-6 Royal Blue, Yellow diamonds on sleeves and cap Rileyev (FR) 17
Distance Winner
6 10-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 122 20/121.00
16 302123- Light blue and maroon (quartered), checked sleeves Quipe Me Posted (FR) 211
Distance Winner
7 10-1 Miss S Smith Tom Cannon (5) 120 20/121.00
17 13-1133 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Bocciani (GER) 34
Distance Winner
6 10-0 B Ellison W T Kennedy 119 28/129.00

Verdict

The market may be the best guide as to whether Paul Nicholls has managed to get the once well-regarded Crack Away Jack back to his best. He is certainly capable of winning this if that is the case. Oh Crick won the Grand Annual at The Festival in 2009 but was taken to task by the handicapper after following up at Aintree and is still paying the price, while it remains to be seen if Nomcheki's second at Chepstow was really a prelude to a revival. I'msingingtheblues is capable on his day but on a long losing run and the jumping of novice Havingotascoobydo may be a concern around here. Tanks For That was second over C&D last December and looks the pick of Nicky Henderson's pair, while Richard Johnson rides Keki Baku in preference to SAFARI JOURNEY. But we think the latter could run a big race here as he has finished fourth in the contest for the last two years and will lack nothing in fitness. With the handicapper finally relenting a little, Philip Hobbs' seven-year-old gets a tentative vote.