Cheltenham

  • 17:30 Have Your Christmas Parties Here Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.40s
  • Off time: 17:31:46
17:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carningli (IRE) 7/1
2nd Chase The Wind (IRE) 14/1
3rd Vazaro Delafayette (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 41-1 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Regal Diamond (IRE) 155
Distance Winner
5 11-10 P Bowen T J O'Brien 7/24.50
2 1- White, red hoop, hooped sleeves Carningli (IRE) 188
Distance Winner
4 11-7 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 7/18.00
3 331- Grey, maroon chevron and sleeves, quartered cap Chill Factor (IRE) 179
Distance Winner
4 11-7 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 10/111.00
4 14- Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Gentleman Jon 193
5 11-7 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 16/117.00
5 2/31- Purple, red seams and sleeves, white cap Werenearlyoutofit (IRE) 314
Distance Winner
5 11-7 G McPherson Wayne Hutchinson 33/134.00
6 22- Scarlet, Yellow sash and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Brother Brian (IRE) 179
5 11-0 H Morrison D C Costello 20/121.00
7 22- Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Chase The Wind (IRE) 188
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 W Greatrex N D Fehily 14/115.00
8 6-2 Black, Red chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Craiganee (IRE) 156
6 11-0 C J Down L P Aspell 50/151.00
9 66- Emerald Green, Red sash, sleeves and cap Ma'ire Rua (IRE) 226
6 11-0 A E Jones D A Jacob 100/1101.00
10 1- Black, yellow triple diamond, red sleeves, yellow cap Midnight Thunder (IRE) 223
4 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 7/18.00
12 3 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White sleeves, Royal Blue and Red hooped cap Muckle Roe (IRE) 23
4 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 25/126.00
13 23 Black and Maroon halved, Yellow cap, Black hoop My Wigwam Or Yours (IRE) 156
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 17/29.50
14 PF-P28 Maroon, large Emerald Green spots Radharc Nahabhainn (IRE) 18
5 11-0 F O'Brien Nick Slatter (7) 100/1101.00
15 1 Pink, Dark Blue hoop, Dark Blue cap The Govaness 173
Distance Winner
4 11-0 F O'Brien P J Brennan 25/126.00
16 2- Black, purple sleeves, red spots The Kvilleken 197
5 11-0 M Keighley Ian Popham 66/167.00
17 321- Yellow, light blue sleeves, yellow armlets and star on light blue cap Trickaway (IRE) 195
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/112.00
18 1- Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Vazaro Delafayette (FR) 217
4 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 9/25.50
19 8-6 Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Innocent Girl (IRE) 23
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell R Thornton 66/167.00
Non runners
114-1Mrs Jordan (IRE)511-0Miss V WilliamsAidan Coleman

Verdict

Regal Diamond did nothing but improve last season but a double penalty will make life tough on his reappearance. There is more to come from April's Ffos Las winner Carningli while Chill Factor also won at the Welsh course in the spring and Gentleman Jon looked useful at Fontwell in March, but then disappointed on his second start. Brother Brian and Chase The Wind should both win races this term while Midnight Thunder, Trickaway and Vazaro Delafayette could be useful recruits from the point-to-point field. Mrs Jordan won very easily at Stratford but another summer will have benefited the nicely-bred MY WIGWAM OR YOURS and he can build on a couple of runs at Ludlow in the spring to get off the mark here.