Cheltenham

  • 15:40 Centaur Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.70s
  • Off time: 15:43:35
15:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 15/2
2nd Tanerko Emery (FR) 5/1
3rd Falcarragh (IRE) 16/1
4th Swampfire (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 10/22 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Roger Beantown (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 125 8/19.00
2 442161 Emerald Green, Orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Swampfire (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
4 11-10 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 123 14/115.00
3 201242 Red, White sleeves, Orange stars Falcarragh (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
5 11-9 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 122 16/117.00
4 40-1601 Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Canadian Diamond (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-8 B G Powell M G Nolan (5) 121 16/117.00
5 33-2 Dark Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine and cap Buy Back Bob (IRE) 36
5 11-7 t1 A J Martin A P McCoy 120 3/14.00
6 2-2176 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Brick Red 14
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 118 6/17.00
7 3140-31 RED and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-4 D O'Meara Timmy Murphy 117 15/28.50
9 495326- Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Able Deputy 294
5 11-4 t K C Bailey E Cookson (7) 117 10/111.00
10 5/34341 Orange, Royal Blue stripe Reaction 21
Distance Winner
6 11-2 v M Appleby R Mahon (3) 115 33/134.00
11 225 RED, BLACK disc and sleeves Kings Destiny 109
Beaten Favourite
6 11-1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 114 11/112.00
12 62/4 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Ladies Dancing 18
6 11-1 C J Down J M Davies 114 66/167.00
13 2/F5-1 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Tanerko Emery (FR) 21
Distance Winner
6 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 112 5/16.00
14 903- Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafaraban (IRE) 254
5 10-11 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 110 20/121.00
16 13-2200 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
8 10-9 p Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (10) 108 33/134.00
17 033214 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Shabak Hom (IRE) 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-2 P D Evans Jimmy McCarthy 101 50/151.00
18 96-462 Black, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves Super Duplex 12
5 10-1 P Phelan Matthew Batchelor 100 66/167.00
Non runners
863-1Ulys Du Charmil (FR)411-4A KingR Thornton117
155025-P3Vimiero (USA)510-11Jonjo O'NeillR P McLernon110

Verdict

Roger Beantown went in to many a notebook when runner-up at Chepstow last time despite being beaten at odds-on. He should be spot-on now and is definite shortlist material and it would be no surprise to see him go one better despite the concession of weight all round. Ulys Du Charmil looks one to keep an eye on off an attractive mark but he hasn't been seen since May and last month's smooth Stratford scorer, Tanerko Emery looks a likelier sort. He had plenty in hand that day and could well have got in here lightly. However, the choice is Irish raider, BUY BACK BOB. It's interesting that Tony Martin has chosen to come here rather than take in a straightforward maiden hurdle task for which he would look nailed on. He has gone well on all three hurdling starts, has a strong catalogue of Flat performances to his name and AP McCoy has been booked for the ride.