Cheltenham

  • 16:00 Cheltenham Club Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £11,992 2nd £3,746 3rd £1,872 4th £936
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places; Cross Country: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 42.20s
  • Off time: 16:05:12
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Knock House (IRE) 9/2
2nd Foxbridge (IRE) 9/1
3rd Alternatif (FR) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14251-2 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Knock House (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 M R Channon Ms N Carberry 140 9/25.50
2 4P2/67P- Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Super Duty (IRE) 216
Course Winner
9 11-7 Ian Williams Mr Derek O'Connor 135 9/25.50
3 18/41FP- ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 266
7 11-6 bt P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 134 14/115.00
4 13P590- Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Return Spring (IRE) 202
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 b P J Hobbs Sean Houlihan (7) 134 7/18.00
5 3122-22 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Alternatif (FR) 33
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 D Pipe David Noonan (3) 133 6/17.00
6 13P173- Yellow, dark blue chevrons, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars and stars on cap No Duffer 211
Distance Winner
8 11-4 T R George Mr B O'Neill 132 12/113.00
7 509592 Purple, Pink star, sleeves and star on cap Definite Ruby (IRE) 21
7 11-2 b G Elliott Mr J J Codd 130 12/113.00
8 0P899-2 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 176
9 11-2 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 130 12/113.00
9 415311 White, red triple diamond, sleeves and star on cap Mia's Anthem (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
7 11-1 t N C Kelly Steven Kelly (7) 129 18/119.00
10 3125P-P Black, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, Emerald Green star Firm Order (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
10 10-12 pt P R Webber Max Kendrick (7) 126 50/151.00
11 511155- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Foxbridge (IRE) 211
Distance Winner
9 10-10 t N A Twiston-Davies J J Slevin (7) 124 9/110.00
12 991063 Red, yellow spots, red sleeves and cap Our Sox (IRE) 29
6 10-4 t A J Martin Ms K Walsh 118 11/112.00

Verdict

No favourite has won this in the last nine years. Knock House beat two rivals at Huntingdon in April and looked in need of the run on his reappearance last month where outpaced in the closing stages. The Pipe family have a very good record in the event so Alternatif, who had a run on the Flat at the Curragh last month, will bid to go one better than on his chasing bow at Carlisle where beaten at odds on. Derek O'Connor was on board when Super Duty was beaten a head in last year's Kim Muir here and his presence again suggests connections mean business while Jamie Codd just failed to galvanise Definite Ruby to victory over the track and trip last month and comes back for another crack. Katie Walsh has been booked for Tony Martin's OUR SOX, who made too many mistakes when a close third at Punchestown last month. Providing he jumps better he should get into the action and gets the vote.