Cheltenham

  • 18:50 Bonhams Men's Open Point-To-Point Championship Final Hunters' Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £4,679 2nd £1,451 3rd £725 4th £363
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 0.80s
  • Off time: 18:51:59
18:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doctor Kingsley 6/4
2nd Current Exchange (IRE) 2/1
3rd Hameldown Tor 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/42111- Scarlet, black sleeves, maroon cap Current Exchange (IRE) 16
Nag me
9 12-4 Mrs S Crow Mr P Gerety (5) 119 2/13.00
2 PF2333- White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Oranger (FR) 17
Nag me
12 12-4 b Andrew Martin Mr T Martin (7) 87 100/1101.00
3 FP1511- White, Black spots, hooped sleeves, Black cap Bobs Law (IRE) 17
Nag me
10 12-1 p1 M Bowen Mr S P Bowen (7) 116 10/111.00
4 412711- Yellow and light blue diabolo, yellow sleeves, light blue armlets and diamond on cap Doctor Kingsley 24
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-1 Mrs P Harkin Mr P Mann (7) 118 6/42.50
5 31P111- Emerald Green, Royal Blue triple diamond and armlets, White cap, Royal Blue diamond Drom 18
Nag meDistance Winner
11 12-1 Mrs C Drury Mr W Kitchman (7) 105 20/121.00
6 625861- Purple, Emerald Green epaulets and diamond on cap Findlay's Find (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-1 t1 Mrs M Miles Mr D Mansell 103 28/129.00
7 587711- White, royal blue epaulets, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap Viking Rebel (IRE) 31
Nag me
12 12-1 p W T Reed Mr W H R Reed (7) 99 25/126.00
8 323223- Cerise and Gold stripes, Cerise sleeves, Quartered cap Hameldown Tor 15
Nag me
10 11-12 E Walker Mr R G Henderson (3) 112 8/19.00
9 PU7331- Pink, white seams, pink sleeves, white stars, quartered cap Interpleader 11
Nag me
9 11-12 pt Sheila Lewis Mr C West (7) 79 66/167.00
10 2/P7751- Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap Marufo (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-12 pt Tracey Bailey Mr Dominic Sutton (7) 107 14/115.00

Verdict

Current Exchange must have a decent chance in this having won his last three starts, two of them under Rules at Leicester and Hexham. Bobs Law, Drom and Viking Rebel have done well in point-to-points recently and Findlay's Find returned to his best last time. DOCTOR KINGSLEY stayed on well to capture this prize 12 months ago and there is nothing wrong with his recent form. A double could be on the cards for Pauline Harkins' 12-year-old as his ability to handle the course, going and distance are major plusses.