Cheltenham

  • 13:45 Ryman Stationery Handicap Chase 3m 2f

  • Winner £25,628 2nd £9,616 3rd £4,815 4th £2,398
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places, Cross Country Good to Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 50.80s
  • Off time: 13:47:28
13:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aachen 12/1
2nd Wonderful Charm (FR) 15/2
3rd Mon Parrain (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23783P- Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Wonderful Charm (FR) 230
7 11-12 pt P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 159 15/28.50
2 2751F-6 RED, WHITE hoop, RED sleeves, WHITE seams, WHITE cap The Druids Nephew (IRE) 41
Course Winner
8 11-9 p N P Mulholland B J Geraghty 156 4/15.00
4 3/111-77 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 27
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-0 b Miss R Curtis P Townend 147 8/19.00
5 1/P0150- Red, Brown sleeves and cap Mon Parrain (FR) 244
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-0 bt P F Nicholls Sean Bowen 147 14/115.00
6 390-111 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 20
6 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 146 10/34.33
7 4251-21 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Knock House (IRE) 28
Course Winner
6 10-12 M R Channon B Hughes 145 4/15.00
8 5/11-414 Emerald Green, White chevrons, Orange cap Shuil Royale (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
10 10-6 t H Fry N D Fehily 139 8/19.00
11 31P4-41 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Aachen 8 (ex5)
11 10-0 Miss V Williams Charlie Deutsch (5) 123 12/113.00
Non runners
3122F-P1Sausalito Sunrise (IRE)711-3P J HobbsR Johnson150
92P-3116River Maigue (IRE)810-2Mrs S LeechA E Lynch135
104443-14Forgotten Gold (IRE)910-1T R GeorgeP J Brennan134

Verdict

Aachen is still 5lb out of the handicap here, despite a penalty for last week's success at Wincanton. Forgotten Gold's jumping is a concern around here while Wonderful Charm faces a stiff task under top weight on his return to action. But stablemate Mon Parrain doesn't look badly treated and is a previous course and distance winner and The Druids Nephew is a classy stayer who will have benefitted from a spin over hurdles at Wetherby. SAUSALITO SUNRISE can confirm running here on the Old Course with The Romford Pele, despite the shorter trip, and double his tally for the season with stamina likely to be a big factor again. Up-and-coming stayers Vieux Lion Rouge and Knock House probably face their stiffest task to date over fences and will need more but are still preferred to Shuil Royale.