Cheltenham

  • 18:15 Hunt Staff Benefit Society Hunters' Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 42.70s
  • Off time: 18:16:47
18:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chosen Milan (IRE) 9/1
2nd Foundry Square (IRE) 6/1
3rd Penmore Mill (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P2P21- Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Foundry Square (IRE) 8
8 12-0 p S Flook Miss G Andrews 114 6/17.00
2 2353/11- Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue stars Getmeouthedoldrums 25
9 12-0 t C Sands Mr M Wall 95 14/115.00
3 1/11U15- Black and white check, chevrons on sleeves, white cap Harbour Court 47
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 12-0 t1 A Hill Mr J E Tudor 122 4/51.80
4 U0PUP2- Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), emerald green sleeves, royal blue armlets, emerald green cap Jack's The Lad (IRE) 14
10 12-0 p Mrs Alice Campbell Jamie Bargary (7) 98 50/151.00
5 114131- Pale Blue, Scarlet cap Penmore Mill (IRE) 25
9 12-0 F Hutsby Mr T Ellis (3) 123 9/25.50
6 303815- Beige and black (quartered), beige sleeves Sangfroid 29
10 12-0 Andrew Quick Mr K M Hanmer (7) 104 66/167.00
7 P1U3/P3- Black and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, black stars, black cap, yellow star Shoudhavenownbettr (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
10 12-0 b Mrs J Mansell Mr D Mansell 106 40/141.00
8 21P3P2- Pink, Grey chevron, check cap Stone (IRE) 18
8 12-0 t C Bennett Mr J Mahot (5) 33/134.00
9 P43224- Light Blue, Purple chevron, quartered cap Timephase (IRE) 31
7 12-0 P Ponting Mr J A Ponting (7) 66/167.00
10 F61212- Emerald Green and White (halved), Royal Blue sleeves and cap Chosen Milan (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
7 11-7 t R E Luke Mr E David (7) 115 9/110.00

Verdict

HARBOUR COURT won over this trip at this meeting last year and started favourite for last month's Foxhunter Chase at The Festival. He only finished fifth but had some very smart performers in front of him and a few behind, including recent winner Foundry Square - he looks the class act in this. Penmore Hill's last two runs under Rules have been over shorter but he stays this far and won by 15 lengths at the North Warwickshire earlier this month. Alskamatic's run in the previous race will be a pointer to the chances of Chosen Milan but Getmeoutthedoldrums stays well and could figure if they go a decent gallop.