Cheltenham

  • 15:20 Auriga Network Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.00s
  • Off time: 15:22:03
15:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Party Rock (IRE) 14/1
2nd Creepy (IRE) 16/1
3rd Cucumber Run (IRE) 20/1
4th Edgardo Sol (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-04382 Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Clerk's Choice (IRE) 12
Course Winner
7 11-12 M Banks Sam Twiston-Davies 147 9/110.00
2 6-22336 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 33
Course Winner
6 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 147 8/19.00
3 F01-026 White, red cross belts, red and white quartered cap Cucumber Run (IRE) 116
Distance Winner
8 11-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 142 20/121.00
4 501327 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Bakbenscher 34
Distance Winner
10 11-5 A King Wayne Hutchinson 140 16/117.00
5 891447 Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Bourne 33
7 11-5 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 10/111.00
6 3-54310 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 11-3 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 7/18.00
7 F-3223F Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Poole Master 36
Distance Winner
8 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 138 20/121.00
8 22P2P1 Light blue, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow diamond Bobowen (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 135 16/117.00
9 1U3304 Dark green and brown (quartered), yellow sleeves, white cap Quaddick Lake (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
10 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 133 12/113.00
10 22-3119 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Trop Fort (FR) 74
6 10-11 t1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 132 33/134.00
11 PP-1F3P Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Minella Class (IRE) 67
8 10-11 N J Henderson D Bass 132 28/129.00
12 07-071U Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Art Professor (IRE) 33
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 132 10/111.00
13 2-144F2 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Creepy (IRE) 44
Beaten Favourite
5 10-9 M Keighley Ian Popham (3) 130 16/117.00
14 221148 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
6 10-7 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (7) 128 8/19.00
15 74-2123 Maroon, Black hoop, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Drum Valley 67
5 10-4 O Sherwood L P Aspell 125 10/111.00
16 530611 Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Party Rock (IRE) 34
6 10-1 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 122 14/115.00
17 U1F-441 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Scoter Fontaine (FR) 32
Distance Winner
7 10-1 Miss R Curtis R P McLernon 122 25/126.00

Verdict

Top Of The Range was never travelling in the Pertemps Final at The Festival last time and was well behind seventh Bakbenscher but he has a chance on his earlier win at Sandown and is preferred to stablemates Cucumber Run and Minella Class. The longer trip could be a problem for County Hurdle sixth Edgardo Sol and he may not be able to confirm that form with subsequent Aintree runner-up Clerk's Choice while Bourne may just be a few pounds too high now, though should run his race again. ART PROFESSOR usually runs well here and was closing on a place when hampered and unseating his rider over track and trip last month. He'd beaten Bakbenscher at Huntingdon earlier and still looks to be on a decent mark. Ffos Las second Creepy and The Romford Pele could also be in the firing-line, while recent scorers Bobowen, Party Rock and Scoter Fontaine can't be ignored.