Cheltenham

  • 17:00 Cheltenham Racecourse Conference And Events Hunters' Chase2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.60s
  • Off time: 17:00:54
17:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rash Move (IRE) 11/2
2nd Swallows Delight (IRE) 33/1
3rd Rustic John 100/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 310215- Red, white star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Ice Cool Benny (IRE) 31
8 12-0 p A Hobbs Mr T Weston 14/115.00
2 0/23251- Emerald green, light blue hoop and armlets Pistolet Noir (FR) 24
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 12-0 C Whittaker Mr Robert Hawker (7) 120 Evs2.00
3 15121/3- Pale Blue, Scarlet cap Rash Move (IRE) 17
11 12-0 F Hutsby Mr T Ellis (7) 120 11/26.50
4 5/PPP4P- PALE BLUE, LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check cap Castle Banquet (IRE) 8
9 11-10 b F Hutsby Mr P Mann (7) 100/1101.00
5 U15123- Pink, black disc, pink sleeves, black spots and cap Delta Borget (FR) 25
7 11-10 L Jefford Miss J Buck (7) 25/126.00
6 P0P245- Red, Dark Blue hoop, Dark Blue and Red hooped sleeves Dunshane (IRE) 24
6 11-10 t R Willcox Mr B Gibbs (7) 104 16/117.00
7 6/FUFP3- Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Ronnie Ronalde (IRE) 15
7 11-10 Nick Mitchell Mr J Barber (7) 7/18.00
8 434P4F- Emerald green, brown sleeves, emerald green armlets, purple cap Rustic John 18
12 11-10 H E Haynes Nico de Boinville (5) 49 100/1101.00
9 67P2P2- Yellow, Emerald Green star and sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Ryeman 24
10 11-10 bt Mrs O Jackson Mr Joshua Guerriero 104 16/117.00
10 P45441- Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine Shalamiyr (FR) 10
Distance Winner
7 11-10 pt S Flook Mr R Jarrett (3) 100 14/115.00
11 UPP4P1- Black, white diamond, striped sleeves, white cap Swallows Delight (IRE) 53
7 11-10 Mrs J Mansell Mr D Mansell 33/134.00
12 P2PU23- Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Tallanstown Boy (IRE) 41
7 11-10 b Mrs R Partridge Mr W Biddick 25/126.00
13 21/2354- Dark blue, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, dark blue spots, yellow cap Tallow Bridge (IRE) 17
13 11-10 Mrs J Ackner Mr Matthew Hampton (7) 91 100/1101.00

Verdict

Shalamiyr finally came good between the flags 10 days ago but the former Philip Hobbs inmate has a bit to find to overturn earlier Stratford running with both Ice Cool Benny and Dunshane. Lesley Jefford's French import Delta Borget has been running well in point-to-points and could be thereabouts if handling these much stiffer fences but PISTOLET NOIR looks the one to beat. Winner of a Grade 2 hurdle here as a juvenile, he finished a long way clear of Ryeman, Castle Banquet and Dunshane over this trip at Towcester last month and has obvious scope for further improvement.