Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:35 Rundle And Co Handicap Chase3m 4f 110y

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 31.00s
  • Off time: 14:39:24
14:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyfoy (IRE) 15/2
2nd Battlecry 16/1
3rd Bench Warrent (IRE) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 511-542 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Ballycarney (IRE) 130
Nag me
8 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 130 7/18.00
2 4P19P3 Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Gone To Lunch (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
12 11-10 v J Scott Nick Scholfield 128 22/123.00
3 33314U RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Iron Chancellor (IRE) 35
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7 11-9 b A King R Thornton 127 7/18.00
4 P-64224 Light Green and Brown stripes, Light Green sleeves and cap Ballyfoy (IRE) 32
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11 11-7 b G L Moore J E Moore 125 15/28.50
5 21123P RED, BLACK armlets Definite Dawn (IRE) 32
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8 11-5 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 123 25/126.00
6 710270 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Dancer (IRE) 32
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8 11-4 t Mrs L Hill D Bass 122 14/115.00
7 3F2041 Pink, light green and pink halved sleeves, light green cap River D'or (FR) 15
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7 11-2 Mrs S Leech S Clements (7) 120 7/18.00
8 136654 Emerald Green and Pink check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Templer (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 119 14/115.00
9 21-6P23 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dom d'Orgeval (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-0 Nick Williams D A Jacob 118 8/19.00
10 P/574-9P Red, Dark Green armlets, White cap Bench Warrent (IRE) 32
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9 10-13 b1 C J Mann Gavin Sheehan (7) 117 18/119.00
11 135163 Royal blue, emerald green star, white and emerald green hooped sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Gorge (AUS) 32
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10 10-13 pt A Cosgriff J M Maguire 117 20/121.00
12 23/2-0P2 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Bob 'n' You (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-12 Ian Williams D C Costello 116 13/27.50
13 221372 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stars, striped sleeves, ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW striped cap Battlecry 21
Nag me
11 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies William Twiston-Davies (7) 116 16/117.00
15 09-U228 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves and cap Red Rouble (IRE) 109
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7 10-10 b1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 114 16/117.00
Non runners
14P/4P139Plum Pudding (FR)910-10G R I SmylyDavid England114
163F0P13Royal Kicks (FR)1110-2Miss S SmithTom Cannon106

Verdict

A decent turnout for this staying handicap and a good pace looks guaranteed as several of these like to race up with the pace. Bench Warrant is one of those but, along with Definite Dawn, he was pulled up at Ffos Las on his latest start. An easy Fontwell win will have boosted the confidence of River D'Or but he's 10lb higher here, while Bob 'N' You was let down his jumping when favourite at Kelso and these fences are a lot tougher. Dom D'Orgeval is approaching the veteran stage now but this is his time of year and he is back on a winning mark. Nick Williams' 12-year-old is certainly one for the short-list but just lacks a bit of scope and is passed over in favour of IRON CHANCELLOR. Alan King's novice has always looked likely to be suited by a stamina test and ran well for a long way in last month's National Hunt Chase before unseating his amateur rider. Choc Thornton is back on board today. Ballycarney has plenty of weight but could also figure if fully wound-up following a break with Gone To Lunch possibly best of the rest.