Cheltenham

  • 15:35 Irish Times Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country G/S,Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.70s
  • Off time: 15:35:38
15:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Buck Magic (IRE) 7/1
2nd Angles Hill (IRE) 16/1
3rd Slew Charm (FR) 33/1
4th Cinevator (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 631101 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Akbabend 4 (ex7)
6 12-5 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 125 33/134.00
2 F2141U- Red, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, White cap Waterunder (IRE) 272
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 t D Pipe Kieron Edgar (8) 125 12/113.00
3 5220/8-3 White, black cap Titan De Sarti (FR) 28
5 11-10 N J Henderson J McGrath (3) 123 5/16.00
4 212208- WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Lodge 223
6 11-9 N J Henderson Gary Derwin (8) 122 16/117.00
5 P7-1146 White, black stripe High Storm (IRE) 28
5 11-9 b1 Dr R D P Newland Chris Ward (6) 122 20/121.00
6 865P-P6 Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 19
8 11-9 P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 122 66/167.00
8 747293 Pink, large purple spots and spots on cap Slew Charm (FR) 13
10 11-9 Mrs S Dawson Peter Carberry 122 33/134.00
9 911151- BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Top Wood (FR) 216
5 11-9 D Pipe Tom Bellamy (8) 122 5/16.00
10 4/13418 Emerald Green, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Adelar (GER) 21
7 11-9 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (3) 122 28/129.00
11 7-62525 Royal blue, yellow hoop and armlets, white cap Total Excitement (IRE) 36
10 11-7 T Cooper M A Enright 120 33/134.00
12 01/4000- White, royal blue epaulets, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Riptide 55
6 11-7 p M Scudamore Adam Wedge 120 100/1101.00
14 9-44116 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Coffee (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (6) 120 7/18.00
15 41-3581 Emerald green, beige sleeves Cinevator (IRE) 17
5 11-7 p Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best 120 20/121.00
16 220/44-6 BLACK, YELLOW seams, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Nafaath (IRE) 14
6 11-6 b N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 119 66/167.00
17 17-3323 Purple, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, quartered cap Angles Hill (IRE) 17
5 11-5 R Woollacott M G Nolan 118 16/117.00
18 91F6-27 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Ambrose Princess (IRE) 27
7 11-5 F O'Brien Brendan Powell 118 33/134.00
19 111/34-6 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Buck Magic (IRE) 192
Beaten Favourite
6 11-5 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne 118 7/18.00
20 1/4F6- Red, pink hoop and armlets Saint Roque (FR) 208
6 11-5 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (6) 118 9/25.50
21 2100-8P Emerald green, red cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, red cap, emerald green spots Air Chief 61
7 11-5 pt E McNamara R J Jones (3) 118 66/167.00
22 025-83U Red, white diamond, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white diamond Crafty Roberto 21
4 11-3 A M Hales Killian Moore (3) 116 66/167.00
24 324616- Black, orange stripe, orange cap Teak (IRE) 69
5 11-0 Ian Williams Robert McCarth (3) 113 14/115.00
Non runners
70-2399UTurner Brown (IRE)811-9M O'HareE J O'connell122
13F226-Reggie Perrin411-7P PhelanJoshua Moore120
234/232-P2Valley Lad (IRE)611-2P D EvansRichard Evans115

Verdict

The market should be closely monitored here but the maiden Titan De Sarti must have some sort of chance stepping up in trip as Nicky Henderson has won this in three of the last four year. Angles Hill has been knocking on the door while Adelar and Coffee have both won races recently and are preferred to Akbabend and Cinevator over this trip. David Pipe trained last year's winner Decoy and has put TOP WOOD into a handicap for the first time. He may not have beaten much at Chepstow in the spring but has plenty of scope for further improvement and could have been let in lightly here, though his long-term future probably lies over fences. Total Excitement looks the best of the Irish while Saint Roque could go close from the bottom end of the handicap.