Cheltenham

  • 13:55 Rewards4Racing Handicap Chase 3m 3f 110y

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 0.50s
  • Off time: 13:55:20
13:55 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Galaxy Rock (IRE) 9/1
2nd Ballyfitz 12/1
3rd Carruthers 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F8149P- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Hey Big Spender (IRE) 217
Course Winner
8 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 151 20/121.00
2 2518-U3 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 14
Course Winner
8 11-11 t G Elliott P Carberry 150 4/15.00
3 42/6649- White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 239
8 11-7 M Bradstock N D Fehily 146 10/111.00
4 1934-U2 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 14
Course Winner
9 11-3 p P J Hobbs R Flint 142 16/117.00
5 511P-15 Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Balthazar King (IRE) 14
Course Winner
7 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 141 11/112.00
6 3733-47 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve De Sivola (FR) 35
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-2 Nick Williams J Reveley 141 8/19.00
7 07/11PB- Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap West End Rocker (IRE) 217
9 11-1 A King R Thornton 140 22/123.00
8 U1141-3 Yellow, Red Chevrons, Red Cap Galaxy Rock (IRE) 20
Course Winner
7 10-10 b Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 135 9/110.00
9 42421-3 Red, Pink epaulets Promising Anshan (IRE) 14
6 10-9 P F Nicholls R Walsh 134 3/14.00
10 44522P- MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Ballyfitz 210
Course Winner
11 10-4 p N A Twiston-Davies David England 129 12/113.00
11 01651/5 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Hennessy (IRE) 28
10 10-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 124 8/19.00

Verdict

Promising Anshan is creeping up the weights but there wasn't a lot wrong with his comeback third at Ascot and this longer trip won't present a problem. Chicago Grey won the National Hunt Chase over 4m here at The Festival and was travelling like a winner when blundering and unseating his rider behind Balthazar King here last month. He was a little below par in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby last time, however, while Fair Along has never quite matched his hurdling exploits over fences and has a bit to find with REVE DE SIVOLA on their run together here in March. The longer trip could be the making of Nick Williams' charge, who needs plenty of encouragement but has been keeping on well enough over shorter and will have benefited from his run at Chepstow. West End Rocker is a dour stayer and Galaxy Rock won over 3m5f here in April but Hey Big Spender will do well to defy top weight.