• 13:05 Opus Energy Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £11,992 2nd £3,746 3rd £1,872 4th £936
  • Going: Good-Good to Soft in places; Cross country: Good.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 30.70s
  • Off time: 13:05:18
13:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Handy Andy (IRE) 15/2
2nd Charingworth (IRE) 50/1
3rd Hunters Lodge (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2P/191F- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Ruben Cotter (IRE) 253
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 139 10/111.00
2 1/332P-5 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Mr Moss (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
8 11-11 Evan Williams Mr P W Mullins 138 18/119.00
3 63P27P- Red and grey check, red sleeves and cap Charingworth (IRE) 240
10 11-0 K C Bailey Harry Bannister (5) 127 50/151.00
4 4F1111 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Standing Ovation (IRE) 6 (ex7)
Distance Winner
6 11-0 pt D Pipe Mr S Clements 120 15/82.88
5 517-641 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Hunters Lodge (IRE) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-13 p1 N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary (7) 126 7/18.00
6 65P0-5F Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 172
Distance Winner
10 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies Conor Smith (7) 126 16/117.00
7 23465-1 Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
7 10-12 p P J Hobbs C Gethings (7) 125 14/115.00
8 292-713 Yellow, emerald green hoop and sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow star Victrix Gale (IRE) 57
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-12 A J Martin Mr J J Codd 125 6/17.00
9 83139-4 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Handy Andy (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 10-10 t C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (5) 123 15/28.50
10 0/P593-5 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
9 10-7 Ian Williams Mr S Waley-Cohen 120 7/18.00


There has been no stopping Standing Ovation lately and a five-timer certainly isn't out of the question as he appeared to beat Alfie Spinner with plenty in hand in a Listed handicap at Wincanton last week. But the drop in distance may not be ideal on faster going and he also has a penalty to contend with. Ruben Cotter faces a stiff task under top weight on his reappearance but Mr Moss will strip fitter for a run over hurdles at Kempton and Hunters Lodge is only 3lb higher than when successful over track and trip four weeks ago but the fourth and fifth, Handy Andy and Fredo, both have a chance of reversing that form while Imperial Circus is heading in the right direction judged on his win at Ludlow. Jamie Codd rides VICTRIX GALE for Tony Martin and his seven-year-old can take advantage of a lowly chase mark having been in good form over hurdles over the summer.