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16:10 Cheltenham Racecard - 15th March 2019

16:10 Cheltenham
St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase
  • 5YO plus, 24 Runners
  • Winner £26,685, 2nd £8,379, 3rd £4,190, 4th £2,092, 5th £1,048, 6th £526, 7th £266, 8th £126
  • Distance 3m 2f 70y
  • Going Good to soft-soft in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Silk
1
Ardkilly Witness Mr W Thirlby Miss K Smith 13 yrs, 12-0 27 Form: 321-422 Has won a hurdle race, three chases and four point-to-points from 2m 5f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten a short head by Thetalkinghorse when second of 6 at 4-1fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Horseheath over 3m last month.
Silk
2
Asockastar Mr B O'Neill Daniel Bourne 11 yrs, 12-0 29 Form: 142-221 He has won a hurdle race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good and soft ground. A winner at 9-4 in a chase at Leicester over 2m 7f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Just Cause by 1 1/4l.
Silk
3
Balnaslow Mr P W Mullins G J McKeever 12 yrs, 12-0 33 Form: P71P-47 Has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race, four chases and two point-to-points from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to yielding. Well beaten at 7-4fav when last of 7 on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Oldtown over 3m (good to soft) last month.
Silk
4
Caid Du Berlais Mr W Biddick Mrs R Loxton 10 yrs, 12-0 12 Form: 11151-1
4 Tips
Has won two hurdle races, three chases and four point-to-points from 2m 1f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 1-4fav at Bishops Court over 3m earlier this month, beating Big Georgie by 25l.
Silk
5
Chosen Dream Mr M J O'Hare G J McKeever 11 yrs, 12-0 54 Form: 52-3124 Has won two chases and ten point-to-points from 2m 5f to 3m 3f on good and yielding - soft ground. Finished 9l behind Ucello Conti when fourth of 8 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Thurles over 3m (good) in January.
Silk
6
Coastal Tiep Mr B G Crawford S R B Crawford 7 yrs, 12-0 26 Form: P2-1152 Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race, a chase and three point-to-points from 2m to 3m on good and good - yielding ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Ucello Conti when second of 6 at 14-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Navan over 3m (yielding) last month.
Silk
7
Cousin Pete Mr N Phillips Mrs Brown 11 yrs, 12-0 19 Form: 213-271 Has won a chase and seven point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on good ground. A winner at 11-4fav in a point-to-point race at Garthorpe over 3m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Bayley's Dream by 10l.
Silk
8
Dont Do Mondays Mr O Wedmore Mrs L Lawson 12 yrs, 12-0 12 Form: P11-12P Has won a hurdle race, four chases and four point-to-points from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Pulled up when 5-1fav at Godstone over 3m in a point-to-point race won by Kalabaloo earlier this month on his latest outing.
Silk
9
Double Whammy Mr T Hamilton I Jardine 13 yrs, 12-0 292 Form: 657/1-22 Winner of five chases from 2m 5f to 3m 7f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 2 1/2l by Kilbree Kid when second of 9 at 5-4fav on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 3m 2f (good) in May last year.
Silk
10
Haymount Miss G Andrews T Ellis 10 yrs, 12-0 20 Form: P-P3011
1 Tip
Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race, a chase and two point-to-points from 2m to 3m on good and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 1-2fav at Chaddesley Corbett over 3m (good) last month, beating William Money by a neck.
Silk
11
Hazel Hill Mr Alex Edwards Philip Rowley 11 yrs, 12-0 53 Form: 1112-11
4 Tips
Has won three chases and 11 point-to-points from 2m 7f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 5-1 in a chase at Warwick over 3m (good to soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Mr Mix by 11l. Has also won at Chaddesley Corbett this season.
Silk
12
Just Cause Mr J Andrews J P Owen 9 yrs, 12-0 29 Form: S-21212 Winner of two hurdle races and five point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Beaten 1 1/4l by Asockastar when second of 4 at 4-7fav on his latest outing in a chase at Leicester over 2m 7f (good) last month.
Silk
13
One Conemara Mr John Dawson Mrs C Coward 11 yrs, 12-0 19 Form: 11-2F12 Has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and ten point-to-points from 2m to 3m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 6l by Gran Paradiso when second of 4 at 1-2fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Corbridge over 3m 5f last month.
Silk
14
Pacha Du Polder Miss H C Tucker P F Nicholls 12 yrs, 12-0 27 Form: 114/31-5
1 Tip
Has won a hurdle race and nine chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 3-1 behind Road To Rome when fifth of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Haydock over 2m 6f (good) last month.
Silk
15
Road To Rome Mr S Waley-Cohen J J O'Shea 9 yrs, 12-0 27 Form: 111111
2 Tips
Winner of four chases and three point-to-points from 2m 6f to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 4-6fav at Haydock over 2m 6f (good) last month, beating Sybarite by 34l. Has won 3 times this season.
Silk
16
Samanntom Miss S Doyle P M J Doyle 11 yrs, 12-0 26 Form: 123242 Has won a hurdle race, three chases and five point-to-points from 2m 1f to 3m on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Beaten 4l by Some Are Lucky when second of 12 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Punchestown over 3m (good) last month.
Silk
17
Shantou Flyer Mr D Maxwell Richard Hobson 9 yrs, 12-0 19 Form: 22P-511
3 Tips
Has won a hurdle race and seven chases from 2m 5f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 10-11fav at Fontwell over 3m 2f (good to soft) last month, beating Southfield Vic by 35l. Has also won at Kelso this season.
Silk
18
Some Are Lucky Mr G A Spain S Curling 8 yrs, 12-0 26 Form: 5-11311 Winner of a hurdle race, a chase and four point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 2-1fav in a point-to-point race at Punchestown over 3m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Samanntom by 4l.
Silk
19
Southfield Theatre Miss L Bradstock Mrs Sara V Bradstock 11 yrs, 12-0 47 Form: P3-P121
2 Tips
Has won four hurdle races, a NH flat race, three chases and two point-to-points from 2m to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 5-4jt-fav at Cocklebarrow over 3m 4f (good) in January, beating Tb Broke Her by 12l.
Silk
20
Stand Up And Fight Mr Derek O'Connor E Bolger 7 yrs, 12-0 47 Form: P4P-112
1 Tip
He has won a hurdle race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on good - yielding and yielding ground. Beaten 4l by Fenno's Storm when second of 6 at 2-5fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Kilfeacle over 3m (soft) in January.
Silk
21
Sybarite Miss L M Pinchin Miss V Collins 13 yrs, 12-0 27 Form: 25P04-2 Has won three hurdle races, a NH flat race and six point-to-points from 2m to 3m 3f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 34l by Road To Rome when second of 8 at 50-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Haydock over 2m 6f (good) last month.
Silk
22
Timewaitsfornoone Mr R Deegan A Fleming 7 yrs, 12-0 322 Form: 21/1312- He has won a chase and two point-to-points from 2m 7f to 3m on soft ground. Beaten 21l by Caid Du Berlais when second of 13 at 25-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Punchestown over 3m (soft) in April last year.
Silk
23
Top Wood Miss T Worsley Miss K Morgan 12 yrs, 12-0 322 Form: 42/112P- Has won two hurdle races, three NH flat races, two chases and two point-to-points from 1m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 4 out when 5-1 at Punchestown over 3m (soft) in a chase won by Caid Du Berlais in April last year on his latest outing.
Silk
24
Ucello Conti Mr J J Codd G Elliott 11 yrs, 12-0 26 Form: 2PU-111
1 Tip
Has won three hurdle races, five chases and a point-to-point from 2m 1f to 3m on ground varying from good to yielding. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 4-7fav at Navan over 3m (yielding) last month, beating Coastal Tiep by 3 1/2l.
View Race Verdict And 19 Tips
Odds correct as of 19/05/2019 07:31. Odds are subject to change.
Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
Hazel Hill
4 Tips
4 Tips
  • The Scout Daily Express
  • Newsboy Daily Mirror
  • Steve Boow SPOTLIGHT
  • The Guardian
Caid Du Berlais
4 Tips
4 Tips
  • Robin Goodfellow Daily Mail
  • West Country Racing Post
  • Templegate The Sun
  • Andrew King WEST COUNTRY
Shantou Flyer
3 Tips
3 Tips
  • West Tip Western Morning News
  • POSTDATA
  • Steve Mason RP Ratings
Southfield Theatre
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • James Burn LAMBOURN
  • TOPSPEED
Road To Rome
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • Arthur Shone The Leader
  • Richard Young THE NORTH
Ucello Conti
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
Stand Up And Fight
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Marlborough Telegraph
Haymount
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Rob Wright The Times
Pacha Du Polder
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Jason Heavey The Star
The Sportsman's Verdict
Harriet Tucker partnered Pacha Du Polder to a dramatic victory in this race last season when reeling in the front-running Top Wood to score for the second consecutive year and now goes in search of a hat-trick of wins in this contest on his last run before retirement. Top Wood has to be respected once again, while Caid Du Berlais, fifth in this last season, routed a useful field at the Punchestown Festival last spring and was as good as ever when tuning up in a point-to-point last time. Road To Rome is unbeaten in seven and is sure to be popular with Sam Waley-Cohen aboard, while Shantou Flyer, second in the Ultima at last year's Festival, has been in fine form in hunter chases of late, winning his last two. Stand Up And Fight looks to enhance Enda Bolger's useful record in this, while Ucello Conti has been rejuvenated by switching to this sphere and comes here unbeaten in three having got the better of Coastal Tiep at Navan last time. Preference, though is for HAZEL HILL, who was an emphatic 11-length winner at Warwick last time and has won 14 of his last 15 outings. He is lightly raced for an 11-year-old and could see off some battle-weary legs up the hill.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Hazel Hill
2nd Pacha Du Polder
3rd Road To Rome
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