Cheltenham

  • 13:30 Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase 4m

  • Winner £44,970 2nd £14,048 3rd £7,020 4th £3,510
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 13.80s
  • Off time: 13:30:33
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Teaforthree (IRE) 5/1
2nd Harry The Viking 7/1
3rd Four Commanders (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-24123 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 25
7 11-6 Nick Williams Mr S Waley-Cohen 138 8/19.00
2 91-4133 EMERALD GREEN, red stars, emerald green cap, red star Allee Garde (FR) 53
Beaten Favourite
7 11-6 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 142 6/17.00
4 222121 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Blenheim Brook (IRE) 37
7 11-6 Miss Lucinda V Russell Mr J T Carroll 138 16/117.00
5 F523/2-0 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Bob 'n' You (IRE) 21
9 11-6 Ian Williams Mr S Drinkwater 131 66/167.00
6 521530 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Cottage Oak (IRE) 11
9 11-6 G Elliott Mr K E Power 125 66/167.00
7 121362 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Court Red Handed (IRE) 47
7 11-6 bt Mrs S J Humphrey Mikey Ennis 130 40/141.00
8 4/114 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Daffern Seal (IRE) 203
Beaten Favourite
8 11-6 D K Weld R P McNamara 136 20/121.00
9 212242 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Four Commanders (IRE) 24
6 11-6 M F Morris Ms N Carberry 137 10/111.00
10 12-1111 Red, White stars on sleeves Harry The Viking 76
7 11-6 P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 137 7/18.00
11 2-33314 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Iron Chancellor (IRE) 26
Beaten Favourite
7 11-6 b1 A King Mr R G Henderson 127 33/134.00
12 011F6U Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 38
9 11-6 S McConville Mr M McConville 123 100/1101.00
13 421331 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lively Baron (IRE) 19
7 11-6 b D McCain Jnr Mr R O Harding 125 16/117.00
14 429265 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Our Island (IRE) 25
7 11-6 p Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs 130 25/126.00
15 21/1-21 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Soll 42
7 11-6 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 8/19.00
16 54-F124 White, black cap State Benefit (IRE) 24
7 11-6 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 128 40/141.00
17 281F3P Turquoise, gold spots on body, gold cap Strongbows Legend 22
7 11-6 p C E Longsdon Mr M Wall 130 28/129.00
18 8-321P1 Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Teaforthree (IRE) 18
8 11-6 Miss R Curtis Mr J T McNamara 146 5/16.00
19 13/1-2P1 Grey, Dark Blue star, Dark Blue sleeves, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Universal Soldier (IRE) 52
7 11-6 C E Longsdon Mr R P Quinlan 138 9/110.00
20 2F23P4 Emerald green, orange chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Our Victoria (IRE) 17
7 10-13 C Bowe Mr B O'Neill 131 40/141.00
Non runners
311-712PBen's Folly (IRE)711-6Tim VaughanMr Matthew Barber127

Verdict

Harry The Viking is a real battler as he showed when scoring over 3m2f at Doncaster last time. He should have no problems with the trip nor should Teaforthree, who made all and galloped on resolutely for an impressive victory at Chepstow last month and had beaten Restless Harry there in December. ALLEE GARDE is unlikely to have stamina problems as his dam is related to Clan Royal. He made a couple of mistakes when less than a length behind Medical Card in a Grade 2 at Naas but his earlier third in the Grade 1 Fort Leney looks good enough for this. Willie Mullins also saddles Soll, who looked a nice prospect when beating Harpsy Chord over 2m4f at Down Royal though that was on very heavy ground. Alfie Spinner should be suited by this marathon having ploughed through the mud to score over 3m at Chepstow but Universal Soldier made several bad errors when pulled up behind Teaforthree at Chepstow, though jumped like an old hand at Towcester.