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 to Soft (Good in places; Cross Country: Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.00s
  • Off time: 16:40:19
16:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Same Difference (IRE) 16/1
2nd Super Duty (IRE) 11/2
3rd Romanesco (FR) 8/1
4th Alfie Sherrin 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0P-P144 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Swing Bill (FR) 22
Course Winner
12 11-12 D Pipe Mr M Heard (7) 142 28/129.00
2 12-2212 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Super Duty (IRE) 40
Course Winner
7 11-12 D McCain Jnr Mr Derek O'Connor 142 11/26.50
3 U01-F43 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-11 Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (7) 141 25/126.00
4 112P-P9 Red, White stars on sleeves Harry The Viking 103
Distance Winner
8 11-10 P F Nicholls Mr S Clements 140 20/121.00
5 211-5F6 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Problema Tic (FR) 20
Distance Winner
7 11-10 D Pipe Mikey Ennis (3) 140 25/126.00
6 F-63PP4 WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 15
10 11-10 t1 N F Glynn Mr B O'Neill 140 20/121.00
7 13-F321 Red, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap On Trend (IRE) 40
7 11-9 N J Gifford Mr R O Harding 139 33/134.00
8 152-213 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Vesper Bell (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
7 11-9 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 139 12/113.00
9 112-3P1 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 34
Course Winner
8 11-9 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (3) 139 14/115.00
10 3P9-42P Yellow, Red Chevrons, Red Cap Galaxy Rock (IRE) 117
Course Winner
9 11-9 b Jonjo O'Neill Mr J T McNamara 139 14/115.00
11 1U-4FP5 Brown, orange seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frisco Depot 20
9 11-8 C E Longsdon Mr S Waley-Cohen 138 14/115.00
12 96-7617 ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Deal Done (FR) 117
9 11-7 b D T Hughes Mr J J King (3) 137 33/134.00
13 234136 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 19
7 11-7 v1 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 137 16/117.00
14 7513-37 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Alfie Sherrin 77
Course Winner
10 11-6 p Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry 136 9/110.00
15 54-1541 Yellow, Purple chevrons, Yellow cap Richard's Sundance (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
11 11-5 p V R A Dartnall Mr Joshua Guerriero 135 40/141.00
16 4/11PF-P LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Loose Preformer (IRE) 26
7 11-4 D O'Meara Mr T Greenall 134 66/167.00
17 0/F4-121 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Chartreux (FR) 56
8 11-3 T R George Mr J J Codd 133 16/117.00
18 35313P Royal blue, white chevron, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Liberty Counsel (IRE) 151
Distance Winner
10 11-2 Mrs D A Love Mr C M Murphy (5) 132 100/1101.00
19 165212 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Relax (FR) 27
Beaten Favourite
8 11-2 Miss V Williams Mr W Biddick 132 12/113.00
20 11U-7P4 Maroon and Light Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Bahrain Storm (IRE) 13
10 11-1 Noel Quinlan Mr C Motherway 131 100/1101.00
21 P62-31P Black, Black and Pink check cap Court By Surprise (IRE) 12
8 11-1 Miss E C Lavelle Daragh Bourke (7) 131 40/141.00
22 1F1927 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Romanesco (FR) 37
Beaten Favourite
8 11-1 t G Elliott Ms N Carberry 131 8/19.00
23 09-6132 White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Sunny Ledgend 20
Beaten Favourite
8 11-0 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 130 25/126.00
24 0/3P-011 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap No Secrets (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
9 10-13 t D Pipe Ms K Walsh 129 12/113.00

Verdict

Another maximum field and most look to have some sort of chance. Both of Jonjo O'Neill's runners should go on the short-list as this is always run at a tremendous gallop and Galaxy Rock and Alfie Sherrin stay further. The former was fourth in this two years ago, just behind Deal Done, and has a tremendous record at Cheltenham while the latter won at The Festival last year but is 7lb higher now. CHARTREUX gets the nod having beaten a subsequent winner at Wincanton in January. Rider Jamie Codd has twice ridden the winner of this in recent times and can be relied upon to give his mount every assistance from the saddle. Super Duty came within inches of giving weight to Goulanes in a Grade 2 novices event at Wetherby last month and won here in December, though has been set a stiff task by the handicapper, while Relax should be thereabouts as he's weighted to reverse recent Sandown running with Richard's Sundance. Saint Are has been hinting at a revival while On Trend and Prince Of Pirates both arrive off the back of recent wins, though will find this much more competitive. Frisco Depot hasn't had much luck this season but is another with decent claims and preferred to the Pipe trio, of which Katy Walsh's mount No Secrets may come out best. Nina Carberry and Romanesco look the pick of the Irish runners.