Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 18:10 Hunt Staff Benefit Society Hunters' Chase 3m 1f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.00s
  • Off time: 18:14:47
18:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rumbury Grey 7/1
2nd Divine Intavention (IRE) 6/4
3rd Hameldown Tor 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 732P21- Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Coombe Hill 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-0 Miss C Tizzard Mr W Biddick (3) 117 11/43.75
2 12212R- Royal blue, yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap Divine Intavention (IRE) 11
Nag me
9 12-0 Miss F Moller Mr M Wall (3) 122 6/42.50
3 4/351P1- Light green and emerald green (quartered), light green sleeves Duke Special (IRE) 11
Nag me
9 12-0 Miss H James Mr D Mansell 50/151.00
4 F53121- Cerise and Gold stripes, Cerise sleeves, Quartered cap Hameldown Tor 24
Nag me
9 12-0 E Walker Mr E Barrett (7) 8/19.00
5 41/2221- Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Pertemps Heights 38
Nag me
6 12-0 p1 M Foley Mr Sam Painting (7) 33/134.00
6 414223- Purple, Yellow diamond and armlets, quartered cap Rumbury Grey 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 12-0 S Flook Mr N Slatter (5) 114 7/18.00
7 111132- Dark green, maroon epaulets and armlets, black cap The General Lee (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
11 12-0 Philip Rowley Miss J C Williams (5) 112 12/113.00
8 1/6121F- Black, Red hoops, Black cap, Red spots Trouble Digger 40
Nag me
8 12-0 T Lacey Mr S Drinkwater (3) 16/117.00

Verdict

COOMBE HILL bids to win this for the second year running and has every chance of doing so. He had almost 20 lengths in hand on Rumbury Grey when winning a Wincanton hunter chase last month, also for the second time, and is clearly back in form. Divine Intavention would be a big danger on his second to Salsify in the Cheltenham Foxhunters' but he's refused since in a point-to-point. Duke Special, Hameldown Tor and Pertemps Heights all arrive off the back of wins between the flags but The General Lee is more interesting as he stays well and came up against a useful sort in Squadron at last month's United Pack meeting.