Cheltenham

  • 14:40 European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase Finale 2m 5f

  • Winner £22,508 2nd £8,480 3rd £4,244 4th £2,120
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.50s
  • Off time: 14:40:14
14:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Me And Ben (IRE) 9/1
2nd Possibly Flora 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21142F Black, white sash and sleeves, gold cap Baby Shine (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 Mrs L Wadham Aidan Coleman 132 15/82.88
2 0-24F13 Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots She Ranks Me (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 11-7 p D McCain Jnr N D Fehily 129 8/19.00
3 3-91372 Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 40
Nag me
8 11-5 p B I Case Kielan Woods (3) 127 15/82.88
4 0/P343-4 Black, red and orange diabolo on sleeves, red cap Queens Bay 26
Nag me
8 10-4 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 112 25/126.00
5 421844 Yellow, Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Light Green armlets, Light Blue cap Tea Caddy 24
Nag me
8 10-0 t Jamie Snowden G Sheehan (3)(ex1) 107 10/111.00
6 246234 Royal Blue and Black check, White sleeves and cap Me And Ben (IRE) 7
Nag me
7 10-0 t F O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 104 9/110.00
7 P23331 Black, Pink stripe, striped sleeves, Pink cap Possibly Flora 11 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 t R Woollacott C O'Farrell 89 14/115.00

Verdict

Tea Caddy, Me And Ben and Possibly Flora are all carrying more than their allotted weight. The former's trainer, Jamie Snowden, also runs Queen's Bay but she weakened quickly on her belated reappearance at Stratford. Sandown runner-up Tempest River had Baby Shine behind over hurdles on this card 12 months ago and has a chance but SHE RANKS ME wasn't beaten far when trying to give weight away at Ludlow last time having beaten Baby Shine in a match at Plumpton earlier. Her jumping is still a bit novicey but she should take all the beating here if handling these tricky fences.