Cheltenham

  • 20:20 Cheltenham Collection Ladies' Open Hunters' Chase2m 5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.80s
  • Off time: 20:24:58
20:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ockey De Neulliac (FR) 9/1
2nd Invisible Man (FR) 8/1
3rd Benedictus (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 352323- Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Benedictus (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-10 Jack Barber Miss Leanda Tickle (7) 123 5/23.50
2 38/4451- Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap Cottage Oak (IRE) 11
11 11-10 J J O'Shea Miss A Dalton (7) 127 8/19.00
3 11U121- Red, dark blue epaulets, dark blue sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap Ockey De Neulliac (FR) 9
Distance Winner
12 11-10 N Mechie Miss C Walton 120 9/110.00
5 0423/21- Maroon, Yellow diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Maroon cap, Yellow diamond Stonethrower (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
9 11-10 t Tim Vaughan Miss A Stirling (3) 130 9/25.50
6 33322U- Light blue, red stripe, sleeves and cap King Of Alcatraz (IRE) 15
8 11-7 N Harris Miss V Wade (7) 28/129.00
7 127521- White, brown hoops, white sleeves, white cap, brown spots Presentandcorrect (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
13 11-7 T F Sage Alice Mills (5) 110 25/126.00
8 925P11- White, red chevrons, dark green sleeves and cap What A Laugh 9
9 11-7 G Hanmer Bridget Andrews (5) 108 11/26.50
9 4P0341- Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Pink cap Cottage Acre (IRE) 38
11 11-4 Mrs K Heard Miss B Frost (7) 98 50/151.00
10 P1/3211- Royal Blue, Pink hoop, Light Blue cap Invisible Man (FR) 18
9 11-4 t A Ralph Miss Josephine Banks (7) 130 8/19.00
11 442P04- Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine Island Life (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
11 11-4 p S Flook Miss G Andrews 104 33/134.00
12 43112/3- Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, orange sleeves and cap Maurisca (FR) 40
9 11-4 R Bandey Miss C V Hart (5) 107 16/117.00
13 401/P33- Cerise, Royal Blue cap, Cerise spots The Donserelli 17
10 11-4 Mrs S Weatherlake Miss L Scott (7) 100 50/151.00
14 07/285F- Emerald Green, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow cap Woodlark Island (IRE) 17
8 11-4 b A Campbell Miss H Lewis (7) 110 100/1101.00
Non runners
4261211-Rockiteer (IRE)1111-10H D DalyMiss J C Williams128

Verdict

Gina Andrews could get a tune out of Island Life and he might run a big race at a price. Ockey de Neuillac keeps defying his years and past form brings Cottage Acre into the equation. Stonethrower won a handicap at Ludlow last time and has to go on the short-list, though it remains to be seen if he's fully recovered from his injury problems. ROCKITEER also has some pretty solid form and seems oblivious to distance and the state of the ground. Jane Williams has struck up a good understanding with the 11-year-old and he looks the one to beat. Cottage Oak and Invisible Man may be the best of the rest over this trip.