Cheltenham

  • 14:05 Pertemps Final 3m

  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:06
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cape Tribulation 14/1
2nd Catch Me (GER) 14/1
3rd Cantlow (IRE) 33/1
4th Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 132341 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 26
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 R Dickin C Poste 157 16/117.00
2 8510-P7 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Ashkazar (FR) 80
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 D Pipe F J Hayes (10) 155 50/151.00
3 122-1 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets Our Father (IRE) 90
6 11-3 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 148 11/26.50
4 1-2F55P Purple and White quartered, Purple sleeves, White cap Russian War (IRE) 138
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-2 pt G Elliott P Carberry 147 33/134.00
5 4P/2368 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Pettifour (IRE) 61
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-12 b1 N A Twiston-Davies William Twiston-Davies (7) 143 33/134.00
6 1-54F23 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Rick (FR) 25
8 10-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 143 28/129.00
7 41/33 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Sergent Guib's (FR) 39
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 143 8/19.00
8 0411-97 Yellow, Black stars, Black and Yellow halved sleeves, Black cap, Yellow stars Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 143 33/134.00
9 2-5P504 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 26
Distance Winner
8 10-11 J M Jefferson D F O'Regan 142 14/115.00
10 U1/11-25 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoops, checked sleeves and checked cap Sonofvic (IRE) 74
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 141 16/117.00
11 2-61F54 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Pineau De Re (FR) 39
9 10-9 P Fenton B Hayes (7) 140 16/117.00
12 33-6375 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Catch Me (GER) 39
Distance Winner
10 10-9 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 140 14/115.00
13 900509 Light Blue, Maroon chevron, halved sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon quartered cap Buena Vista (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
11 10-9 b D Pipe Tom Bellamy (10) 140 7/18.00
14 782425 Light blue, brown star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Across The Bay (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
8 10-9 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 16/117.00
15 3-96710 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 26
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-9 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 140 33/134.00
16 8F131P EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Palace Jester 26
Distance Winner
7 10-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 139 66/167.00
17 002414 Royal Blue and Grey (quartered), Grey sleeves, Orange cap Reindeer Dippin 26
Distance Winner
10 10-8 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 139 40/141.00
18 12-4020 Gold, White hoops, Emerald Green cap Cantlow (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-8 P R Webber D Elsworth 139 33/134.00
19 8-50225 Red, Mauve chevron and sleeves, White cap, Red spots Kayf Aramis 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-7 b N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 138 40/141.00
20 206-336 DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Barwell Bridge 34
Beaten Favourite
6 10-7 t W Greatrex N D Fehily 138 10/111.00
21 64-1116 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Thehillofuisneach (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-7 Jonjo O'Neill B J Geraghty 138 12/113.00
22 51-0690 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Prince Erik 32
Distance Winner
8 10-6 D K Weld D J Condon 137 25/126.00
23 51222P DARK BLUE and WHITE diabolo, hooped sleeves, RED cap Scotsbrook Cloud 26
Distance Winner
7 10-6 P D Evans Michael Byrne (5) 137 66/167.00
24 006011 Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
9 10-6 bt Dr R D P Newland Jack Quinlan (5) 137 25/126.00

Verdict

The roof would be raised should Buena Vista complete a hat-trick of wins in this ultra-competitive handicap. He's now in the veteran stage but is only 2lb higher than 12 months ago and Tom Bellamy can claim his full 10lb allowance. He shouldn't be ignored as this will have been his target all season. David Pipe also runs Ashkazar and Our Father but they may have too much weight, though the latter was impressive at Ascot on his reappearance, and the classy Restless Harry may also be in the handicapper's grip. Sonofvic has been chasing but the Thehillofuisneach will appreciate the return to handicapping company having never threatened in a Grade 2 novice event on heavy ground at Haydock last time. Jeremy Scott has his team in fine form and Sir Kezbaah has been brought along very quietly this season. A winner over C&D on good ground last April, he has conditions in his favour today for the first time since that success and could be worth an interest at big odds but we'll take BARWELL BRIDGE to end a long losing run. He's twice finished in the frame in qualifiers for this recently and didn't have much luck in-running when sixth in this last year off the same mark. The consistent Rick may prove the best of the Irish runners.