Cheltenham

  • 17:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup 2m 110y

  • Winner £51,255 2nd £19,233 3rd £9,630 4th £4,797
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.60s
  • Off time: 17:15:45
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alderwood (IRE) 3/1
2nd Kid Cassidy (IRE) 12/1
3rd Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 33/1
4th Drumshambo (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9-51125 Light Blue, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black cap Petit Robin (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 N J Henderson Mr N De Boinville (7) 155 12/113.00
2 1/2F4-42 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap French Opera 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 154 20/121.00
3 523023 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-8 b D Pipe T Scudamore 151 33/134.00
4 F32P-P4 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Tanks For That (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-8 N J Henderson A Tinkler 151 33/134.00
5 2F1225 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 48
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 b A King W Hutchinson 150 25/126.00
6 B6-1666 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-6 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 149 33/134.00
8 023-311 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 P F Nicholls R Walsh 146 7/18.00
9 532-365 White, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Stagecoach Pearl 26
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 145 66/167.00
10 1105-45 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Kid Cassidy (IRE) 119
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (3) 143 12/113.00
11 131112 Light blue, pink cap Drumshambo (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 142 20/121.00
12 1-31313 Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Marshal Zhukov (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 t Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (3) 142 20/121.00
13 581-211 Black, White chevron and sleeves Rody (FR) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 t T R George P J Brennan 140 8/19.00
14 198-121 MAUVE Tetlami (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-11 N J Henderson R J Killoran 140 14/115.00
15 11-S312 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Alderwood (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-11 T Mullins A P McCoy 140 3/14.00
16 922116 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Shooters Wood (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-11 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 16/117.00
17 050-611 Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Viva Colonia (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 B Ellison Danny Cook 140 16/117.00
18 P-34392 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-10 Miss V Williams S Thomas 139 25/126.00
19 4-62P44 Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-10 b A King Mr Joshua Newman (7) 139 33/134.00
20 715U-67 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-10 R Rowe A Thornton 139 50/151.00
21 5-22257 White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 41
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 138 66/167.00
22 1F045-2 Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Anquetta (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 N J Henderson D Bass 137 20/121.00
23 PF-4115 Dark Green, Light Blue hoop, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue cap Parsnip Pete 43
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-5 T R George A P Cawley 134 33/134.00
24 1154P3 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-4 pt Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (7) 133 33/134.00
Non runners
7212411Benefficient (IRE)711-9A J MartinB J Cooper147

Verdict

The Henderson yard saddled three of the first four in this last year and are again mob-handed. Second Tanks For That and fourth Anquetta will again face the starter as will Kid Cassidy, who started favourite, and French Opera who fell. Barry Geraghty rides the latter but the stable also have top weight Petit Robin and the promising Tetlami. Past winners Oh Crick and Oiseau de Nuit are others who should feel at home. Benefficient won yesterday's Jewson but would have a penalty to carry if turned out again in this. His Excellency was third in the Arkle on Tuesday under a patient ride and would have every chance on that form if taking part while Ulck Du Lin is on a hat-trick after victories at Newbury and Ascot, though has taken a hike up the weights and Paul Nicholls also runs course and distance winner Shooters Wood. Drumshambo has had a terrific season but may be in the handicapper's grip now and is giving a couple of pounds to ALDERWOOD. A Grade 1 winner over hurdles last season and also successful under McCoy in last year's County Hurdle, Tom Mullins' nine-year-old has improved with experience over fences and is potentially thrown in here. Rody may be best of the rest but, though impressive lately, has a bit to find with Drumshambo on earlier form.