Cheltenham

  • 16:40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £35,976 2nd £11,238 3rd £5,616 4th £2,808
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 35.30s
  • Off time: 16:40:24
16:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spring Heeled (IRE) 12/1
2nd Cause Of Causes (USA) 13/2
3rd Roberto Goldback (IRE) 16/1
4th Balnaslow (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 55U-406 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 47
12 11-12 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 144 16/117.00
2 2-50231 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Yellow cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 22
Course Winner
12 11-12 W Greatrex Mr J J Codd 144 25/126.00
3 125017 White, Mauve stars Twirling Magnet (IRE) 131
Course Winner
8 11-10 pt Jonjo O'Neill Mr B O'Neill 142 16/117.00
4 P/124-75 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Our Father (IRE) 26
Course Winner
8 11-10 b1 D Pipe Mr D Edwards (3) 142 11/112.00
5 4-F2761 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Buddy Bolero (IRE) 19
8 11-10 b1 D Pipe Ms K Walsh 142 9/110.00
6 612-00P Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 61
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-9 v N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary (7) 141 16/117.00
7 12-1121 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Indian Castle (IRE) 47
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-8 D McCain Jnr Mr Derek O'Connor 140 7/24.50
8 033722 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cause Of Causes (USA) 76
Beaten Favourite
6 11-8 G Elliott Ms N Carberry 140 13/27.50
9 1P-130P Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Lost Glory (NZ) 89
Distance Winner
9 11-7 t Jonjo O'Neill Mr M Walton (7) 139 50/151.00
10 14406-5 Black, White and Red striped sleeves, hooped cap Swing Bill (FR) 96
Course Winner
13 11-6 D Pipe Mr M Heard (7) 138 33/134.00
11 213280 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Spring Heeled (IRE) 76
7 11-6 p J H Culloty R P McNamara 138 12/113.00
13 621534 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Balnaslow (IRE) 49
7 11-4 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 136 9/110.00
14 3090-84 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 110
Distance Winner
8 11-4 Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (5) 136 33/134.00
15 FPR-981 Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Mumbles Head (IRE) 226
Distance Winner
13 11-4 p P Bowen Mr S P Bowen (7) 136 80/181.00
16 43-1115 Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Fine Parchment (IRE) 40
Course Winner
11 11-3 pt C J Mann Harry Bannister (5) 135 50/151.00
17 661/814 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Pickamus (FR) 71
Distance Winner
11 11-3 H D Daly Miss J C Williams (5) 135 66/167.00
18 2U6-P51 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap There's No Panic (IRE) 96
9 11-2 P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 134 20/121.00
19 311F1P Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Night Alliance (IRE) 54
Course Winner
9 11-2 b Dr R D P Newland Mr T Weston 134 28/129.00
20 6213F2 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine, sleeves and star on cap Tabhachtach (IRE) 46
7 11-1 S Slevin Mr M Slevin (5) 133 40/141.00
21 37-3134 Red, yellow hoops, yellow and red diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Gas Line Boy (IRE) 85
8 11-1 h P J Hobbs C Gethings (7) 133 25/126.00
22 PP/4-P85 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quinz (FR) 71
10 11-0 P J Hobbs Conor Smith (7) 132 28/129.00
23 1321F0 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Hunting Party (IRE) 49
8 11-0 D T Hughes Mr J J King 132 25/126.00
24 100P05 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Problema Tic (FR) 82
Distance Winner
8 10-13 bt D Pipe S Fox (5) 131 25/126.00
Non runners
121UU220Dursey Sound (IRE)611-5Jonjo O'NeillMr J J Burke137

Verdict

Indian Castle looks a useful novice and showed he handles the course when successful over 2m5f here in January. The return to a longer trip isn't a problem and Derek O'Connor is among the best amateur riders around. Tranquil Sea won a veterans' handicap at Doncaster last month with the minimum of fuss and also warrants respect while Nina Carberry partners Cause Of Causes, looking to end a frustrating run, for Gordon Elliott. There's No Panic should give Will Biddick a good ride as he won over a marathon trip at Sandown before Christmas, though had finished behind Night Alliance at Ascot earlier. Buddy Bolero was fourth in the National Hunt Chase at last year's Festival and got back to winning ways over hurdles last time but might be a tricky ride for an amateur. David Pipe tries a pair of blinkers on OUR FATHER and we fancy the talented grey to put recent disappointments behind him and come good. The fact that he was sent off joint favourite for the Hennessy in November off a 5lb higher mark suggests he could be well treated today and he's handled these fences well in earlier visits.