Cheltenham

  • 15:50 Fairlawne - Festival Jockey Club Fine Dining Bumper 2m 110y

  • Winner £11,390 2nd £4,274 3rd £2,140 4th £1,066
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.30s
  • Off time: 15:51:25
15:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Sherlock 7/2
2nd Carningli (IRE) 7/2
3rd Our Kaempfer (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 1-1 White, red hoop, hooped sleeves Carningli (IRE) 29
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty 7/24.50
3 2-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Champagne At Tara 37
Distance Winner
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 9/25.50
4 4P2-1 Red, Black diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap, Red diamonds Cogry 24
Distance Winner
4 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 20/121.00
5 F- Emerald green, scarlet hooped sleeves and cap Count Danilo (IRE) 204
4 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 20/121.00
6 Purple, Mauve and Purple halved sleeves Foolsandorses (IRE)
5 11-0 W De Best-Turner James Banks (5) 150/1151.00
8 4-11 Emerald Green and Mauve halved, sleeves reversed, quartered cap It's All An Act (IRE) 52
Distance Winner
5 11-0 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 33/134.00
9 1 Emerald green and red (quartered), white sleeves and cap Neck Or Nothing (GER) 31
Distance Winner
4 11-0 T Hogan D F O'Regan 10/111.00
10 3-1 Maroon, pink sleeves, dark blue cap Our Kaempfer (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
4 11-0 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 25/126.00
11 8- Pink, Dark Green cross belts, Dark Green cap Pink Gin 217
5 11-0 t J A B Old J M Maguire 100/1101.00
12 11- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Red Sherlock 274
Distance Winner
4 11-0 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 7/24.50
13 1-2 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Vic (IRE) 47
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 10/111.00
14 1- Emerald green and white stripes, yellow and white striped sleeves, red cap Storm Of Swords (IRE) 215
Distance Winner
5 11-0 D Skelton Harry Skelton 11/112.00
16 14-1 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap Wadswick Court (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
5 11-0 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 8/19.00
Non runners
14-Arthur Mc Bride (IRE)411-0F O'BrienMiss A Stirling
71-1Gunner Fifteen (IRE)511-0F O'BrienP J Brennan
150-13Upsanddowns (IRE)511-0R HackettR Thornton

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has trained two of the last four winners and relies on last month's Chepstow runner-up Southfield Vic this year. The Irish have also done well in recent years and are represented by the hat-trick seeking It's All An Act, Punchestown winner Neck Or Nothing and Upsanddowns. Carningli defied a penalty to win over course and distance last month and is clearly useful while Champagne At Tara had the proverbial ton in hand when beating a subsequent winner at Newton Abbot and looks a nice prospect. RED SHERLOCK won both starts last season, despite still showing signs of inexperience. The Skyfarmer and Captain Cutter, second and third behind the Pipe gelding at Ascot in February, have both been impressive winners over hurdles this year and a hat-trick beckons for Timmy Murphy's mount. Wadswick Court may be the pick of Charlie Longsdon's two runners.