Cheltenham

  • 16:00 Cleanevent Standard Open Nh Flat Race 2m 110y

  • Winner £6,841 2nd £2,567 3rd £1,285 4th £641
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.70s
  • Off time: 16:02:34
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rock On Ruby (IRE) 11/4
2nd Laveroque (FR) 16/1
3rd Kartanian (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 221- White, red cross belts, red and white quartered cap Cucumber Run (IRE) 219
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 9/25.50
2 11 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Kartanian (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 11/43.75
3 46-1 Orange, Black cross belts and armlets, Black cap, Orange star Laveroque (FR) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 C E Longsdon T Scudamore 16/117.00
4 1 Pink, Light Blue armlets Panache 54
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 Mrs D A Hamer Mr P J Tolman (7) 33/134.00
5 411- Dark Green, White cross belts, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Rock On Ruby (IRE) 253
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 t1 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 11/43.75
6 2-1 Royal Blue and Yellow check, halved sleeves, Black cap Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 M F Harris W Marston 22/123.00
7 3 Black, White star, halved sleeves and star on cap Bach To Back (IRE) 33
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5 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 25/126.00
8 0-9 Yellow, Black braces, striped sleeves, Black cap Castle Legend 199
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5 11-0 S T Lewis Miss C Boxall (7) 200/1201.00
9 6 Maroon and White chevrons, striped sleeves, check cap For Valour 36
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6 11-0 t Miss S J Harty M Darcy 50/151.00
10 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Go On Arch (IRE)
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4 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 14/115.00
11 3 Black and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, black cap, yellow star Graiguecullen (IRE) 59
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6 11-0 E Griffin A P McCoy 16/117.00
12 9 LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Radmores Sam Evans 15
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5 11-0 J G M O'Shea C Wallis (7) 200/1201.00
13 9- Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Rogue Dancer (FR) 267
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5 11-0 M Banks Timmy Murphy 50/151.00
14 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star
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4 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 15/28.50
15 4 Red, Yellow stripe, checked sleeves, Yellow and Black check cap Vinomore 25
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4 10-7 S Lycett Peter Carberry (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

The biggest priced winner of this bumper in the last ten years was 15-2 so a market check is essential in a race where fancied horses have such a good record. Theatrical Star makes some appeal on paper but it's probably best to focus on the form horses although the presence of Tony McCoy aboard Graiguecullen clearly takes the eye. Kartanian was impressive at Chepstow and his yard has won two recent renewals whilst Paul Nicholls took last year's race and relies on Rock On Ruby who wears a tongue tie for the first time. He looked very promising in winning twice last season but he's taken on with CUCUMBER RUN who failed to live up to expectations despite winning on his final start. His trainer reports that he's done very well over the summer, the yard has hit top form at this meeting and he can come out on top before embarking on a career over hurdles in which he's expected to take top rank.