Cheltenham

  • 17:15 V-it Services Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.40s
  • Off time: 17:17:47
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mister Apple's (FR) 7/1
2nd Gaora Lane (IRE) 16/1
3rd Prince De Bersy (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 26612-3 GOLD, BLACK sleeves, BLACK and RED check cap Gaora Lane (IRE) 159
7 11-12 C J Mann Mr P Cashman 120 16/117.00
2 1110P9 Royal Blue, White sash and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red star Some Craic (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
8 11-10 M Hourigan Mr Derek O'Connor 110 16/117.00
3 554285- Emerald green, white star, White sleeves, Emerald Green diabolo, Emerald Green cap, white star Florida Dream (IRE) 182
Distance Winner
9 11-10 N A Twiston-Davies Mr S Drinkwater (7) 118 8/19.00
4 61378-6 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Baodai (FR) 62
Distance Winner
6 11-9 P J Hobbs R Flint (5) 117 8/19.00
5 B326P-7 Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Hautclan (FR) 6
9 11-9 A E Jones Mr W Biddick (3) 111 25/126.00
6 4U-6116 White, Mauve stars Keepitsecret (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry 116 10/111.00
7 P85-520 Purple, White cross belts, halved sleeves, White cap Rare Society (IRE) 138
Distance Winner
10 11-6 Mrs S J Smith Mr A E Kinirons (5) 114 11/112.00
8 122428 Black, Red halved sleeves Fantastic Arts (FR) 26
8 11-2 Miss V Williams Mr I Chanin (7) 110 20/121.00
9 0042-57 Light Blue, Mauve diamond, Black sleeves Mixsterthetrixster (USA) 37
12 10-13 Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt Mr G Barfoot-Saunt 107 40/141.00
10 P23/44-7 Royal Blue, Orange braces and sleeves, quartered cap Peut Etre Sivola (FR) 169
5 10-13 D Pipe Tom Cannon (7) 107 50/151.00
11 42259-P Yellow, Purple triple diamond, halved sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow star Prince De Bersy (FR) 153
Beaten Favourite
5 10-13 D Pipe Mr D R Cook (3) 107 9/25.50
12 P343-P1 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Beauchamp Prince (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
7 10-10 M Scudamore Mr O Greenall (5) 104 9/25.50
13 P153-22 Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap River Indus 156
8 10-8 R H Buckler Rachael Green (3) 98 12/113.00
14 334-335 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Mister Apple's (FR) 107
Course Winner
8 10-7 p Ian Williams Mr D Coleman (7) 101 7/18.00
15 F3133-9 Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap The Langer (IRE) 169
8 10-1 S T Lewis K James (7)(ex3) 96 25/126.00

Verdict

Plenty of exposed chasers here for the amateurs to ride and we'll take FLORIDA DREAM to see off Beauchamp Prince and Keepitsecret. The selection has won when fresh in the past and comes here after a six month break, while the Nigel Twiston-Davies team is firing pretty well. Florida Dream, a full brother to the brilliant Florida Pearl, drops back to a more suitable trip here and is also back on a mark from which he won over hurdles, so there is reason to believe we can catch him right today. Beauchamp Prince was a Newton Abbot scorer last time and has gone up 9lb for that staying success. This ground suits and he looks sure to go well again. Keepitsecret won a couple of chases over similar trips in the summer but a 13lb rise and the drop back in trip did not help his cause last time. His mark remains the same here, but the return to three miles will be a positive. Gaora Lane would probably prefer some cut to be seen to best effect, but he can still get competitive from top weight. Baodai has conditions and trip to suit but just looks a shade too high in the weights, while River Indus is in good form and also has ground to suit, so he would have every chance of making the frame again from his current rating. However, we'll take Florida Dream to get it right today.