Cheltenham

  • 14:05 Pertemps Network Final 3m

  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 49.50s
  • Off time: 14:05:07
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fingal Bay (IRE) 9/2
2nd Southfield Theatre (IRE) 20/1
3rd Pineau De Re (FR) 33/1
4th Trustan Times (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12/12R-1 LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Fingal Bay (IRE) 32
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 148 9/25.50
2 1-13435 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Theatre (IRE) 41
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-11 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 147 20/121.00
3 5P2546 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 26
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-9 hb Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 145 50/151.00
4 32-4833 Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 54
Distance Winner
8 11-8 T D Easterby Ryan Mania 144 33/134.00
5 650031 Orange, Black star, Black and Orange hooped sleeves, Orange cap, Black star Jetson (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
9 11-8 Mrs J Harrington P D Kennedy (5) 144 11/112.00
6 5-36332 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Seefood (IRE) 75
7 11-7 b D T Hughes R Walsh 143 14/115.00
7 U51132 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 26
Distance Winner
6 11-7 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 143 25/126.00
8 113/P23 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Grand Vision (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
8 11-6 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 142 12/113.00
9 1-11234 Grey, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon sleeves, Grey spots, Maroon cap, Grey star On The Bridge (IRE) 146
Distance Winner
9 11-4 J Scott Nick Scholfield 140 16/117.00
10 35F271 White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Pineau De Re (FR) 58
Distance Winner
11 11-4 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 140 33/134.00
11 163-122 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap If In Doubt (IRE) 32
6 11-4 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 140 13/27.50
12 4-96180 Royal blue, yellow hoops and star on cap Vics Canvas (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
11 11-4 p D A McLoughlin R C Colgan 140 50/151.00
13 81-2341 Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 61
7 11-4 P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (7) 140 20/121.00
14 1/0322-1 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Top Wood (FR) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-4 ht D Pipe C O'Farrell 140 16/117.00
15 4-28512 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Mister Dillon 39
Distance Winner
7 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 20/121.00
17 253228 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Pateese (FR) 33
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-3 p P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 139 50/151.00
18 393-060 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 25
Distance Winner
7 11-3 t Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 139 50/151.00
19 7-38484 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 26
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-3 v Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 139 33/134.00
20 1-42545 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 54
Distance Winner
6 11-2 N J Henderson D Bass 138 20/121.00
21 212-163 Pink, Black epaulets, Black and Pink striped sleeves, hooped cap Crowning Jewel 39
8 11-2 K G Reveley J Reveley 138 20/121.00
22 110-445 White, dark blue star, checked sleeves, quartered cap Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 32
6 11-1 t D Pipe T Scudamore 137 20/121.00
23 6-71311 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Josies Orders (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
6 11-0 b Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 136 14/115.00
24 241373 Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap So Fine (IRE) 90
Distance Winner
8 10-13 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 135 25/126.00
Non runners
1672P-136Lie Forrit (IRE)1011-4Miss Lucinda V RussellP Buchanan140

Verdict

A typically competitive renewal of one of The Festival's toughest handicaps. It's proved a graveyard for punters recently with the last 10 winners all starting at double-figure odds which doesn't bode well for the well-backed Philip Hobbs' pair Fingal Bay and If In Doubt, first and second in a qualifier at Exeter last month ahead of Quartz de Thaix and Broadway Buffalo. Southfield Theatre has proved difficult to place since winning at Wincanton in October but last year's third Jetson arrives off the back of a victory at Punchestown, though Irish winners of this have become less common lately. Josies Orders is turning into a decent stayer and has won three of his last four starts but Warwick scorer Uncle Jimmy may struggle to confirm running with GRAND VISION on today's revised terms. Colin Tizzard's grey has been placed subsequently over an inadequate trip and, lightly-raced for his age, gets a tentative vote as Top Wood was put up 10lb for his victory at Haydock. Cross Kennon is a Festival regular and could run well at decent odds and there are also each-way possibilities about the mare Utopie Des Bordes, even though Geraghty prefers stablemate Mister Dillon.