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  • 16:40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • (Amateur Riders) £50,000 added 5yo+ 24 ran
  • Winner £30,010 2nd £9,375 3rd £4,685 4th £2,345
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 6m 20.40s
  • Off time: 16:40:22

Full result

16:40 Cheltenham Result 17th March 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Junior 11-6 Mr J J Codd D Pipe 8 10/3f
Tracked leaders, went prominent 9th, went 2nd next, leader went clear 15th, closed 3 out, soon led, ridden clear approaching 2 out, stayed on well opened 7/2 touched 7/2 £8000-£2000(x2)
2nd 24 Faasel (IRE) 11-9 R Mahon D Pipe 10 20/1
Tracked leaders, hit 8th, went 3rd soon after 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner opened 20/1 touched 20/1
3rd Deal Done (FR) 11-8 R P McNamara D T Hughes 7 20/1
Prominent, led 3rd, clear 15th, hit 4 out, reduced advantage next, soon headed, 3rd and beaten 2 out, one pace opened 20/1 touched 20/1
4th ½ Galaxy Rock (IRE) (ex5) 11-3 Mr J T McNamara Jonjo O'Neill 7 18/1
Mid-division, pecked 1st, headway to track leaders 15th, ridden 4 out, went 4th 2 out, stayed on same pace opened 16/1 touched 18/1
5th 8 Pomme Tiepy (FR) 11-3 Ms K Walsh W P Mullins 8 14/1
Mid-division, hit 12th, 7th and outpaced after 4 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, went 5th last, no impression opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £4200-£300
6th 6 Fredo (IRE) 11-2 Mr J D Moore Ian Williams 7 16/1
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 9th, hit 15th, chasing leaders 17th, 6th and outpaced 3 out, well held after opened 20/1 touched 20/1
7th nk Far More Serious (IRE) 11-10 Mr S Waley-Cohen C E Longsdon 11 16/1
Mid-division, in touch 9th, went 3rd after 4 out until jumped right next, one pace and no impression before next opened 20/1 touched 20/1
8th Billie Magern 11-9 William Twiston-Davies (7) N A Twiston-Davies 7 16/1
Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 12th, struggling 15th, mistake 17th, soon well beaten opened 16/1 touched 16/1
9th 5 Cornish Sett (IRE) 11-3 Mr R G Henderson (5) Mrs Caroline Keevil 12 50/1
Mid-division, lost place when mistake 7th, rear when not fluent 10th, behind 15th, some late progress, never any chance opened 50/1 touched 50/1
10th 7 Khachaturian (IRE) 11-4 P C Boudot D McCain Jnr 8 20/1
Chased leaders, ridden after 14th, struggling from next, well beaten 17th opened 20/1 touched 20/1
11th 26 Saddlers Storm (IRE) 11-8 Mr Derek O'Connor A J Martin 9 12/1
Held up towards rear, hit 8th, ridden after 13th, behind 15th, tailed off opened 11/1 touched 12/1 £48000-£4000 £5500-£500
12th 9 Dance Island (IRE) 11-8 Miss G Andrews (3) B I Case 8 33/1
Held up towards rear, struggling 15th, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £20000-£400
13th 19 Den of Iniquity 11-6 Mr M J O'Connor W Greatrex 10 66/1
Held up towards rear, not always fluent, well behind 15th, tailed off opened 66/1 touched 66/1
14th ½ Palypso De Creek (FR) 11-4 Mr M Wall (3) C E Longsdon 8 50/1
Prominent, took keen hold, ridden after 14th, weakened after 17th, tailed off opened 50/1 touched 50/1
15th 21 Massini Man (IRE) 11-1 Miss C L Wills (5) B G Powell 10 33/1
Led after 1st, not fluent and headed 3rd (water), ridden and lost place after 11th, well behind 15th, tailed off opened 40/1 touched 40/1
16th Alderley Rover (IRE) 11-4 Mr R O Harding D McCain Jnr 7 25/1
Prominent, ridden and lost place after 15th, soon behind, tailed off opened 25/1 touched 25/1
PU Can't Buy Time (IRE) 11-12 Mr A J Berry Jonjo O'Neill 9 18/1
Held up, in mid-division by 6th, ridden after 14th, not fluent and struggling next, well beaten 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
PU Mostly Bob (IRE) 11-8 Mr J A Best (7) P J Hobbs 8 12/1
Held up in rear, ridden 14th, well behind next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £18000-£1500
PU Galant Nuit (FR) 11-6 Ms N Carberry Ferdy Murphy 7 15/2
Always in rear, well behind 15th, pulled up before 4 out opened 15/2 touched 15/2 £15000-£2000
PU Minella Theatre (IRE) 11-2 Mr R Burton Miss H C Knight 8 25/1
Held up in rear on outside, behind 15th, pulled up before 17th opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Sheriff Hutton (IRE) 11-2 Mr M Walford (3) T D Walford 8 33/1
Held up in touch, mistake 6th, reminders and lost place soon after, mistake 13th (water), behind when pulled up before 15th opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Burren Legend (IRE) 11-2 Tom Cannon (3) R Rowe 10 28/1
Led until after 1st, prominent, ridden after 12th, lost place next (water), behind 15th, pulled up before 4 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Teddy's Reflection (IRE) 11-1 Mr O Greenall Miss H C Knight 8 66/1
Mid-division, blundered 1st, lost place before 15th, well behind and ridden 15th, pulled up before 4 out opened 50/1 touched 66/1
UR Richard's Sundance (IRE) 11-9 Mr J Guerriero V R A Dartnall 9 20/1
Mid-division, in touch 9th, disputing 6th and outpaced when mistake and unseated rider 4 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.40,£4.90,£5.60,£4.60
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£10.90 2&3:£318.90 1&3:£12.90

Jackpot: £157,074.84 carried forward to Cheltenham, 18th Mar
Placepot: £219.20, Pool: £902226.06, 3003.34 winning tickets
Quadpot: £25.60, Pool: £38127.21, 1101.17 winning tickets


A victory for headgear, as the first seven home sported either blinkers, a visor or cheek-pieces. Really though this was all about one horse, JUNIOR, who was steadily gambled for this race once the weights were announced, and who attracted even more support throughout the course of the day. Never too far off the pace set by Deal Done, he jumped fairly well in the main, although a tad careful at a couple. However that's exactly what you need in a race like this, and guided nicely through the race by the experienced Jamie Codd, he moved through to take up the lead before three from home. Although ridden along, his jockey (who had earlier checked to see if any dangers were lurking) pushed him further clear and there was soon so large a gap between him and anything else that the race was effectively over. Plenty of credit goes to his stablemate Faasel, who although not always the most resolute, certainly showed the better side of his character. He was ponderous, to say the least, at the eighth and a couple later on, but he continued to grind away and was rewarded with a (distant) second; his trainer David Pipe got the forecast. The front-running Deal Done probably went off a shade too quick; however he may have taken second spot had he not battered the fourth-last fence. Galaxy Rock is not the best handicapped horse in the world, but after his jockey had done well to keep the partnership intact at the first, he slowly crept into the race. He never looked like picking up the winner going down the hill, but he ran a good race and looks a much happier horse since being fitted with blinkers. The mare Pomme Tiepy stayed on from quite a long way back and probably wasn't really suited by the way the race was run, whilst Fredo was a bit keen early on; he too made some late headway from off the gallop. Far More Serious looked a live danger at the top of the hill, as he was still travelling kindly for Sam Waley-Cohen, although admittedly a few lengths off Junior. Whilst the latter kicked on, Far More Serious couldn't match him for speed and that seemed to put him a bit out of his rhythm. He jumped out to his right at the third from home and from that point seemed to find little for pressure. Galant Nuit was quietly fancied, but the rain that he needs failed to materialise. He was held-up, ran off his feet in the early stages, and was pulled up before four from home.