Cheltenham

  • 14:40 Rundle And Co Handicap Chase3m 4f 110y

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 21.10s
  • Off time: 14:40:32
14:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 8/1
2nd Major Malarkey (IRE) 12/1
3rd Fredo (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 61-71P1 Red, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, red stars and cap Flying Award (IRE) 43
10 11-12 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (5) 129 8/19.00
2 33121P Black, red star, black sleeves, red spots Kris Cross (IRE) 32
7 11-12 pt Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 129 14/115.00
3 1-716P3 Yellow, Grey sleeves De La Bech 39
7 11-11 b1 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 128 5/16.00
4 PP-6110 Yellow, Light Blue chevron and armlets, Light Blue cap, Yellow star Reblis (FR) 25
Distance Winner
9 11-11 G L Moore Joshua Moore 128 28/129.00
6 41P7P6 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Handy Andy (IRE) 29
Course Winner
8 11-8 p1 C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 125 13/27.50
7 5F01P7 Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 25
11 11-7 v N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 124 12/113.00
8 P3F-160 Maroon, Grey diamond Top Smart 130
8 11-7 J W Mullins R Mahon 124 15/28.50
9 705123 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 17
10 11-2 p Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 119 7/18.00
10 27-7533 Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
11 11-1 p D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 118 8/19.00
11 213253 Red, royal blue star, red sleeves, royal blue spots Susquehanna River (IRE) 21
7 10-12 v1 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 115 6/17.00
12 532243 Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Bally Sands (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
10 10-0 v R Mathew E Cookson (5) 98 14/115.00
Non runners
522112FMerlin's Wish911-8M KeighleyIan Popham125

Verdict

Lucy Gardner's claim on board Flying Award has swung things her mount's way on several occasions but the ten-year-old, who stays extreme distances, would prefer easier conditions. Kris Cross had been in fine form before jumping poorly and pulling up at Uttoxeter while De La Bech had to be pushed along from the start at Sandown so did well to get so close. Merlin's Wish is another who may find the going too quick for him but FREDO won't mind the conditions and his close third behind Hey Big Spender in veteran's event at Ascot may be good enough.