Cheltenham

  • 17:15 Shloer Hunters' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £2,184 2nd £677 3rd £338 4th £169
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.05s
  • Off time: 17:15:53
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Popaway 6/5
2nd Caulkin (IRE) 66/1
3rd Steeltown (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 PPP121- YELLOW, BLACK seams, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Bay To Go (IRE) 14
8 12-2 Mrs H Kemp Mr S Davies-Thomas (7) 110 9/110.00
2 9PP783- Primrose, Purple cross belts and sleeves, White cap Himalayan Express 9
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-13 Mrs D Plunkett Mr J Martin (5) 107 14/115.00
3 63442P- Light blue and white check, dark blue sleeves and cap Tiermore (IRE) 8
10 11-13 p R E Luke Mr E David (7) 105 20/121.00
4 31/P2U4- Yellow, Black cross belts, Dark Blue cap Caulkin (IRE) 39
11 11-10 D Kemp Mr D Kemp (3) 86 66/167.00
5 3P3239- Pink, black disc, pink sleeves, black spots and cap Delta Borget (FR) 15
9 11-10 L Jefford Miss Leanda Tickle (7) 103 12/113.00
6 2/31421- Maroon, black hoop, sleeves and stars on cap Driving Onwards (IRE) 17
10 11-10 t1 Miss Harriet Brown Mr Ben Clarke (7) 25/126.00
7 236P41- Royal blue, red and white cross belts, red cap Noble Ben (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
12 11-10 p Mrs H Ridley Mr J M Ridley (5) 93 20/121.00
8 FUP542- Royal blue and white quartered with red sash, royal blue sleeves and cap Rock Of Fife 24
7 11-10 t1 Paul Swaffield C Gethings (7) 66/167.00
9 346411- Yellow, Dark Blue spots, sleeves and spots on cap Steeltown (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
9 11-10 p1 Mrs Kayley Woollacott Mr J F Mathias (3) 107 9/25.50
10 32/4339- Black, white diamond, striped sleeves, white cap Swallows Delight (IRE) 27
9 11-10 Mrs J Mansell Mr D Mansell 100 12/113.00
11 212112- Yellow and light blue diabolo, yellow sleeves, light blue armlets and diamond on cap Popaway 17
9 11-3 t Mrs P Harkin Mr J Docker (7) 6/52.20

Verdict

This is a specialist trip for hunter chasers but it clearly suited Himalayan Express 12 months ago when a successful 50/1 chance. He had Swallow Delight and Noble Ben behind with Caulkin pulled up but bookmakers won't be as generous this year, though he hasn't pulled up any trees lately. Bay To Go made all for an easy win at Southwell two weeks ago but Steeltown and POPAWAY have both been in good form between the flags lately and the latter, with her mares' allowance, could be the one today.