Cheltenham

  • 17:15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper 2m 110y

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 43.80s
  • Off time: 17:15:08
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silver Concorde 16/1
2nd Shaneshill (IRE) 7/2
3rd Joshua Lane (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-21 Dark blue, white star, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white star Assam Black (IRE) 118
Distance Winner
6 11-5 H Fry R Mahon 118 66/167.00
2 1-11 Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, white cap Black Hercules (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
5 11-5 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 130 13/27.50
3 2P-111 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Definitly Red (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
5 11-5 S Gollings A P McCoy 124 25/126.00
4 1 Black, black and maroon striped cap El Namoose 54
Distance Winner
5 11-5 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 118 16/117.00
5 113-2 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Golantilla (IRE) 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-5 A J Martin D E Mullins 129 16/117.00
6 22 Pink, emerald green hooped sleeves Joshua Lane (IRE) 82
5 11-5 E P Harty B J Geraghty 121 33/134.00
7 3-211 Royal Blue and White stripes, White sleeves Killultagh Vic (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
5 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 136 8/19.00
8 0-213 Black, maroon star, striped sleeves and star on cap Mountain Of Mourne (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Miss L Blackford Conor Smith 114 150/1151.00
9 18 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Neck Or Nothing (GER) 115
Distance Winner
5 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 117 20/121.00
10 2-215 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Oscarteea (IRE) 82
Distance Winner
5 11-5 t1 A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 115 66/167.00
11 3-13 Maroon, pink sleeves, dark blue cap Our Kaempfer (IRE) 115
Distance Winner
5 11-5 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 127 25/126.00
13 3-11 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Shaneshill (IRE) 102
Distance Winner
5 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 128 7/24.50
14 3/2-1 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Silver Concorde 74
Distance Winner
6 11-5 D K Weld R P McNamara 119 16/117.00
15 413 Dark Green and Yellow check, White sleeves Stack The Deck (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
5 11-5 P A Fahy D N Russell 119 33/134.00
16 3-21 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Third Act (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
5 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 122 33/134.00
17 2-11 Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue spots Value At Risk 73
Distance Winner
5 11-5 P Fenton B T O'Connell 122 22/123.00
18 21 Dark green, red chevron and chevrons on sleeves, red cap Vigil (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
5 11-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 128 5/16.00
19 8-211 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Zeroeshadesofgrey (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 11-5 N B King J E Moore 120 66/167.00
20 111- Mauve, yellow sash, yellow cap, mauve star Izzini (IRE) 325
Distance Winner
6 10-12 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford 115 50/151.00
21 118 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Coyaba 70
Beaten Favourite
4 10-11 M Keighley Ian Popham 121 100/1101.00
22 11 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Modus 70
Course Winner
4 10-11 Robert Stephens T J O'Brien 130 10/111.00
23 4 Royal blue, pink star, royal blue sleeves, pink stars, white cap Royal Vacation (IRE) 25
4 10-11 C L Tizzard P J Brennan 112 50/151.00
Non runners
1231-15Seven Nation Army (IRE)511-5D PipeT Scudamore123

Verdict

Five-year-olds generally hold sway in this and Willie Mullins has a fantastic record, though it's not always the apparent first choice that comes out on top. The unbeaten Black Hercules and Shaneshill run for the same ownership and have scope but we were very taken with KILLULTAGH VIC'S wide-margin defeat of Golantilla at Naas last month and, though he's unlikely to be allowed an uncontested lead here, the Old Vic gelding could be the best of his trainer's entries and is taken to complete the hat-trick. Dermot Weld's pair, Silver Concorde and Vigil, look nice prospects and Value At Risk could also go well in a race in which raiders from across the Irish Sea may well dominate. Pick of the home team may be the well-bred Third Act, though A P McCoy is an interesting booking for Definitly Red who had Mountain Of Mourne and Seven Nation Army behind in a Newbury Listed event last time. The four-year-old Modus looks best of the rest.