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Pertemps Network Final
Handicap Hurdle
Cheltenham 14:05
£80,000 added, 5yo plus,
3m, Class 1  
Thursday 12th March 2015

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1 Call The Cops 9/1
2 Unique De Cotte 14/1
3 The Tourad Man 20/1
4 Henryville 50/1
5 Aqalim 25/1
NR: Closing Ceremony (IRE)
23 ran Distances: 1¾l, ¾l, nk
TIME 5m 41.10s (slow by 0.10s)

Cracking finish, but the smooth-travelling CALL THE COPS wins the Pertemps Final under Andrew Tinkler. Nicky Henderson off the mark!

Call The Cops
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Call The Cops

Trainer Nicky Henderson breathed a sigh of relief after Call The Cops got him off the mark at this year's Festival when running out the game one and three quarter length winner Cheltenham this afternoon.

The 9/1 shot was always travelling sweetly under jockey Andrew Tinkler but a whole host of horses were still in with a chance of winning as the field approached the final flight.

The six-year-old stuck to his task well though as he thundered up the hill to record his second success in 12 days following an impressive victory at Doncaster just under two weeks ago (for which he got a five pound penalty which got him into the race). Henderson is the top trainer at The Festival and Call The Cops becomes his 52nd winner to date.

"It's been a testing couple of days but we're very pleased," said Henderson.

"The way it was going, I thought something was going to come and nail us and it has done the past couple of days but the horse has done well. I'm delighted for Matt (Morgan - who owns Call The Cops along with his wife Lauren) as it's not been easy for him this season. We started off thinking Sign Of A Victory was going to do the business for him and I thought he was seriously good but things got messy in the winter. I'm thrilled for them.

"It's also great for Andrew (Tinkler) who has been fantastic. People think he's part of the back room with us but he's not, he's certainly in the front of the room at Seven Barrows and he deserves it. I thought Dawalan could be the one for this race on the ground (finished 16th) but Andrew has done it well and he's been a star for years. We've had seconds and thirds this year and they've run well but it's nice to finally get that winner."

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Pertemps Network Final (Listed Handicap Hurdle)
£80,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m, Class 1
23 ran
Going: Good

Pos Dist Horse SP Jockey /Weight Trainer Age
1st Call The Cops (IRE) (ex5) 9/1 A Tinkler
N J Henderson 6
2nd Unique De Cotte (FR) 14/1 T Scudamore
D Pipe 7
3rd ¾ The Tourard Man (IRE) 20/1 W Hutchinson
A King 9
4th nk Henryville 50/1 Mr W Biddick (3)
H Fry 7
5th 4 Aqalim 25/1 S Twiston-Davies
J P Ferguson 5
6th Brother Brian (IRE) 11/1 T J O'Brien
H Morrison 7
7th Regal Encore (IRE) 15/2f A P McCoy
A J Honeyball 7
8th Join The Clan (IRE) 16/1 Patrick Cowley (10)
Jonjo O'Neill 6
9th ½ Knight Of Noir (IRE) 20/1 P Townend
D Pipe 6
10th Run Ructions Run (IRE) 16/1 P Carberry
T D Easterby 6
11th nk Pineau De Re (FR) 25/1 L P Aspell
Dr R D P Newland 12
12th 3 Big Easy (GER) 11/1 R Johnson
P J Hobbs 8
13th hd Katkeau (FR) 25/1 C O'Farrell
D Pipe 8
14th 5 Trustan Times (IRE) 16/1 J Reveley
T D Easterby 9
15th 1 Junction Fourteen (IRE) 33/1 Aidan Coleman
Miss E C Lavelle 6
16th ½ Dawalan (FR) 12/1 B J Geraghty
N J Henderson 5
17th 3 Spirit Of Shankly 40/1 N D Fehily
C E Longsdon 7
18th Edeymi (IRE) 8/1 B J Cooper
A J Martin 7
19th Dolatulo (FR) 66/1 D C Costello
W Greatrex 8
20th 10 Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 25/1 Michael Heard (7)
D Pipe 9
21st 2 On The Bridge (IRE) 40/1 Nick Scholfield
J Scott 10
22nd 8 Sybarite (FR) 20/1 Jamie Bargary (7)
N A Twiston-Davies 9
23rd 22 Peckhamecho (IRE) 66/1 Paul Moloney
Mrs S Leech 9
NR Closing Ceremony (IRE) R P Mclernon
Miss E C Lavelle 6


Tinkler calls it right for second Festival success

Andrew Tinkler rode the second Festival winner of his career on Call The Cops in the Pertemps Network Final. The first was back in 2006 on Greenhope - like Call The Cops, trained by Nicky Henderson - in the A P McCoy Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup.

Tinkler said: "That was excellent. We had a plan, and usually plans round Cheltenham don't come off like that, but he [Call The Cops] travelled so strongly that it wouldn't have mattered if I'd got into trouble; he was the best horse on the day and he's won well.

"My first Festival winner was a long time ago. You wait a long time between them and you don't forget what it's like, but it's bugging that you can't get more. Then you do and it comes all back to you how it feels. It's a very special place."

Unique run out of it by the cops

A typically close finish to the Pertemps Network Final saw Unique De Cotte lead over the last hurdle before winner Call The Cops headed him on the run-in.

The winner scored by a length and three-quarters, while The Tourard Man was a further three-quarters of a length back in third.

David Pipe, the trainer of Unique De Cotte, said: "He's run so well - the winner was well-in at the weights and the ground was probably more in his favour than ours."

Third-placed The Tourard Man is now a nine-year-old and one of this season's late developers. Twelve months ago he was running in Irish point-to-points.

Now in the care of Alan King, he did not make his debut over hurdles until October, having previously been campaigned by former owner/trainer John O'Callaghan.

King said: "We only got him last year and we're thrilled with today's run. We hoped he would run well and he has. He'll be exciting over a fence next year, and having won a point-to-point and been placed in a hunters' chase he's got a bit of experience.

"Hopefully we might find something else for him this season - a three-mile handicap hurdle at Aintree might suit."

Scudamore pleased with Unique Performance

Tom Scudamore expressed his delight at the run of length and three-quarter second Unique De Cotte in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle. The seven-year-old came into the race travelling well and only found the Nicky Henderson-trained Call The Cops too strong in the three-mile contest. Scudamore: "He ran a very bold race. I don't think he was unlucky. The winner is 7lb well in and that is probably the difference in the end. He's run very well and I'm proud of him."

Wayne Hutchinson was equally happy with The Tourad Man's third-placed effort. The nine-year-old stayed on strongly up the hill to snatch third. Hutchinson remarked: "He's run well as we thought. With a strong gallop and better ground, it has brought out the best in him. He is a very tough individual and he just seems to be thriving on his racing."

50/1 outsider Henryville, trained by Harry Fry outran his price with a fine effort to finish fourth. His jockey Will Biddick added: "On betting he shouldn't have been anywhere near the finish, with top weight that was a good effort. Harry Fry has done really well to get him here in the form he is in."


Previous Results


2014-WINNER-FINGAL BAY 8-11-12 Owner-Carol Skan; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-9/2 Fav
2ND-Southfield Theatre 6-11-11 Owner-Angela Yeoman; Trainer-Paul Nicholls; Jockey-Daryl Jacob; SP-20/1
3RD-Pineau De Re 11-11-04 Owner-John Provan; Trainer-Dr Richard Newland; Jockey-Sam Twiston-Davies; SP-33/1
4TH-Trustan Times 8-11-08 Owner- Ian & Peter Armitage; Trainer-Tim Easterby; Jockey-Ryan Mania; SP-33/1
23 ran, Time- 5m 49.40s; Dist-nose, nk, nk

2013-WINNER-HOLYWELL 6-11-04 Owner-Gay Smith; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-Richie McLernon; SP-25/1
2ND-Captain Sunshine 7-11-01 Owner-Mrs Julien Turner; Trainer-Emma Lavelle; Jockey-Paddy Brennan; SP-11/1
3RD-Jetson 8-11-01 Owner-G McGrath; Trainer-Jessica Harrington IRE; Jockey-Robbie Power; SP-10/1
4TH-Shutthefrontdoor 6-11-08 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-A P McCoy; SP-6/1
24 ran, Time- 5m 59.92s; Dist-1½, ½, 1¼ 4/1 Fav Sam Winner (18th)

2012-WINNER-CAPE TRIBULATION 8-10-11 Owner-J David Abell; Trainer-Malcolm Jefferson; Jockey-Denis O’Regan; SP-14/1
2ND-Catch Me 10-10-09 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Edward O’Grady IRE; Jockey-A P McCoy; SP-14/1
3RD-Cantlow 7-10 d-08 Owner-R V Shaw; Trainer-Paul Webber; Jockey-Dominic Elsworth; SP-33/1
4TH-Houblon Des Obeaux 5-10-09 Owner-Mrs Julian Blackwell; Trainer-Venetia Williams; Jockey-Aidan Coleman; SP-33/1
24 ran, Time-5m 44.30s; Dist-¾, 1¼ 1¾ 11/2 Fav Our Father (15th)

2011-WINNER-BUENA VISTA 10-10-03 Owner-Matt Archer & the late Jean Broardhurst; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Conor O’Farrell; SP-20/1
2ND-Son Amix 5-10-06 Owner-Whitechurch Stud Syndicate; Trainer-Tom Cooper; Jockey-Paul Carberry; SP-16/1
3RD-Sivota 7-10-07 Owner-Second Go Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-9/1
4TH-Knockara Beau 8-11-12 Owner-W F Trueman; Trainer-George Charlton; Jockey-Jan Faltejsek; SP-33/1
23 ran, Time-5m 40.10s; Dist-4, hd, 10 6/1 Fav Chartreux (13th)

2010-WINNER-BUENA VISTA 9-10-01 Owner-Matt Archer & the late Jean Broardhurst; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Hadden Frost; SP-16/1 2ND-Prince Erik 6-10-08 Owner-Dr Ronan Lambe; Trainer-Dermot Weld IRE; Jockey-Robbie Power; SP-16/1 3RD-Chamirey 7-10-04; Owner-Sir Robert Ogden; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Wayne Hutchinson; SP-28/1 4TH-Cross Kennon 6-10-03 Owner-P & Mrs G Clarke; Trainer-Jennie Candlish; Jockey-Alan Keeffe; SP-16/1 24 ran, Time-5m 49.10s, Dist-5, hd, 1½ 11/4 Fav Alfie Sherrin (12th)

2009-KAYF ARAMIS 7-10-05 Owner-Isobel Phipps Coltman; Trainer-Venetia Williams; Jockey-Aidan Coleman; SP-16/1
2ND-Buena Vista 8-10-09 Owner-Matt Archer & the late Jean Broadhurst; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Tom Scudamore; SP-10/1
3RD-Pennek 6-10-11; Owner-H D Read; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Robert Thornton; SP-9/1
4TH-The Sliotar 8-10-00 Owner-Roger Brookhouse; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Danny Cook; SP-33/1 22 ran, Time-6m 2.70s, Dist-2, nk, 1¼ 7/1 Fav Ballydub (12th)

2008-WINNER-BALLYFITZ 8-10-08 Owner-Fred & Wayne Mills; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Paddy Brennan; SP-18/1
2ND-Miko De Beauchene 8-10-08 Owner-Andrew Wiles; Trainer-Robert & Sally Alner; Jockey-Robert Walford; SP-7/1 Jt Fav
3RD-According To Pete 7-10-06 Owner-P Nelson; Trainer-Malcolm Jefferson; Jockey-Fergus King; SP-33/1
4TH-Mobaasher 5-11-01 Owner-Seasons Holidays; Trainer-Paul Nicholls; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-12/1 24 ran, Time-6m 2.13s; Dist-3, 2¼, nk 7/1 Jt Fav Robin Du Bois (8th)

2007-WINNER-OSCAR PARK 8-10-09 Owner-George Ward; Trainer-David Arbuthnot; Jockey-Tom Doyle; SP-14/1
2ND-Material World 9-10-09 Owner-Southern Bloodstock; Trainer-Suzy Smith; Jockey-Colin Bolger; SP-14/1
3RD-Adamant Approach 13-10-13 Owner-Greenstar Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paddy Mullins; SP-16/1
4TH-Mistanoora 8-10-00 Owner-Nigel Twiston Davies; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Tony Evans; SP-33/1
24 ran, Time-5m 46.20s, Dist-½, 3½, ½ 13/2 Fav Kadoun (18th)

2006-WINNER-KADOUN 9-11-07 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Michael O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Tom Ryan; SP-50/1
2ND-Hordago 6-10-02 Owner-S Braddish; Trainer-Eric McNamara IRE; Jockey-Brian Byrnes; SP-10/1
3RD-Oodachee 7-11-05 Owner-Modreeny Syndicate; Trainer-Charlie Swan; Jockey-David Casey; SP-10/1
4TH-Liberman 8-10-08 Owner-David Johnson; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Jamie Mackay; SP-20/1
24 ran, Time-5m 46.90s, Dist-1.5, 3.5, 1.25 4/1 Oulart (8th)

2005-WINNER-OULART 6-10-02 Owner-Ged Pierse; Trainer-Dessie Hughes IRE; Jockey-Paul Carberry; SP-10/1
2ND-Mioche D’Estruval 5-10-00 Owner-Joe Moran; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Tom Scudamore; SP-66/1
3RD Quick 5-11-00 Owner-Kinsford Champagne Partnership; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Andrew Glassonbury; SP-50/1
4TH-Touch Closer 8-10-07 Owner-Vicky Scott; Trainer-Vicky Scott; Jockey-Mick Fitzgerald; SP-66/1
22 ran, Time-5m 52.90s, Dist-2, 4, 1.25 7/2 Fav Ravenswood (15th)

2004-WINNER-CREON 9-10-00 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Jonjo O'Neill; Jockey-Timmy Murphy; SP-50/1
2ND-G V A Ireland 6-10-05 Owner-Donal O’Buachalla; Trainer-Francis Flood IRE; Jockey-Fran Flood; SP-14/1
3RD-Alexanderthegreat 6-11-06 Owner-The Irish Connection; Trainer-Paul Nicholls 6-11-06; Jockey-Ruby Walsh 25/1
4TH-His Nibs 7-10-08 Owner-John Galvanoni; Trainer-Venetia Williams; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-25/1
24 ran, Time-6m 16.30s; Dist-.5, 1, .5 4/1 Fav Keepatem (7th)

2003-WINNER-INCHING CLOSER 6-11-02 Owner-Nicola Spence; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-6/1 Fav
2ND Royal Emperor 7-11-06 Owner-Widdop Wanderers; Trainer-Sue Smith; Jockey-Dominic Elsworth; SP-14/1
3RD Tribal Venture 5-10-06 Owner-Network Training III; Trainer-Ferdy Murphy; Jockey-Davy Russell; SP-33/1
4TH Ravenswood 6-11-03 Owner-David Johnson; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Tom Scudamore; SP-7/1
24 ran, Time-6m 21.00s; Dist-sh, 12, 1.75

2002-WINNER-FREETOWN 6-11-02 Owner-Susan Blumberg and S Nairn; Trainer-Len Lungo; Jockey-Tony Dobbin; SP-20/1
2ND-Surprising 7-10-04 Owner-Martin St Quinton; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-12/1
3RD-Montreal 5-10-07 Owner-David Johnson; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-25/1
4TH-Native Emperor 6-10-09 Owner-Exors of the late Robert Hitchins; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-Liam Cooper; SP-10/1 24 ran, Time-6m 16.780s; Dist-4, hd, 5 7/2 Fav Calladine (14th)

2001 - No Race (Foot and Mouth Disease)

2000-WINNER-RUBHAHUNISH 9-11-02 Owner-Lone Star Racing Partnership; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Carl Llewellyn; SP-8/1
2ND-Take Five 7-10-00 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-John Kiely IRE; Jockey-Norman Williamson; SP-7/1
3RD-Font Romeu 7-10-06 Owner-Pond House Gold; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Barry Fenton; SP-14/1
4TH-Darapour 6-10-04 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Charlie Swan; SP-4/1Fav
24 ran, Time 6m 3.40s Dist-3.5, 3, sh

1999-WINNER-GENEROSA 6-10-01 Owner-Trish Hyde; Trainer-John Hassett IRE; Jockey-Norman Williamson; SP-12/1
2ND-Melody Maid 7-10-03 Owner-R Parish, B Griffiths, G Rogers, R Newman; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mick Fitzgerald; SP-12/1
3RD-Galant Moss 5-10-07 Owner-Chris, Basil & Rosie Batterham II; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-3/1 Fav
4TH-Shannon Gale 7-10-00 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Christy Roche IRE; Jockey-Fran Berry; SP-7/1
24 ran, Time 6m 17.9s Dist-5,1.25,1

1998-WINNER-UNSINKABLE BOXER 9-10-12 Owner-Paul Green; Trainer- Martin Pipe; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-5/2 Fav
2ND-Tompetoo 7-10-09 Owner-Pettifer Pettifer Ltd; Trainer-Nigel Twiston Davies; Jockey-Carl Llewellyn; SP-9/2
3RD-Spendid 6-10-10 Owner-Mrs Adair Catherwood; Trainer-David Nicholson; Jockey-Adrian Maguire; SP-12/1
4TH-Metastasio 6-10-10 Owner-F Mallon; Trainer-Gerry McArdle IRE; Jockey-Harry Rogers; SP-14/1
24 ran, Time 6m 12.2s Dist-4, .75, 2

1997-WINNER-PHARANEAR 7-11-09 Owner-Stainless Threaded Fasteners Ltd; Trainer-David Nicholson; Jockey-Mr Robert Thornton; SP-14/1
2ND-Yahmi 7-10-13 Owner-Wally Sturt; Trainer-Jim Old; Jockey-Jamie Osborne; SP-7/2 Fav
3RD-Danjing 5-10-11 Owner-Knight Hawks Partnership; Trainer-Martin Pipe; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-33/1
4TH-Haile Derring 7-10-06 Owner-Mrs V Stockdale; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Tom Jenks; SP-9/1 24 ran, Time-6m 24.2s, Dist-2, 5, 1

Mathematician Betting

(Pertemps Final since 2002, Ladbrokes Casinos Final 2001-2000, Stakis Casinos Final 1999, Unicoin Homes Gold Card Handicap Hurdle 1998, Hamlet Extra Mild Cigars Gold Card Final 1997, Hamlet Cigars Gold Card Handicap Hurdle Final 1996 & 1994, Astec Vodafone Gold Card (Final) 1995, American Express Gold Card Final 1993, Coral Golden Final 1978-1992, Joe Coral Golden Hurdle Final 1974-78)

Year Winner Age/Wt Jockey Trainer Owner SP Ran
1996 Great Easeby 6-10-01 Richard McGrath Wilf Storey David Batey 7/1 24
1995 Miracle Man 7-10-11 Peter Hobbs Colin Weedon Patrick Evans 9/2F 23
1994 Tindari 6-10-09 Paul Williams Malcolm Jefferson Yorkshire Racing Club Owners Group 20/1 32
1993 Fissure Seal 7-11-04 Charlie Swan Harry de Bromhead IRE Delton Syndicate 14/1 22
1992 My View 8-10-04 Jason Titley Michael Purcell IRE Mrs Seamus Purcell 33/1 31
1991 Danny Connors 7-10-12 Mark Dwyer Jonjo O’Neill J P McManus 9/1 29
1990 Henry Mann 7-11-09 Tony Mulholland Simon Christian Lynn Wilson 20/1 27
1989 Rogers Princess 7-10-00 Shaun Keightley Martin Tate R C Smith 8/1JF 27
1988 Pragada 5-11-00 Richard Rowe Josh Gifford Mrs M G L McGlone 16/1 29
1987 Taberna Lord 6-11-05 Luke Harvey Jim Wilson R Jackson 10/1 31
1986 Motivator 6-10-07 Graham McCourt Mick Ryan Terry Ramsden 15/2F 31
1985 Von Trappe 8-10-06 Richard Dunwoody Michael Oliver P Clarke 12/1 30
1984 Canio 7-10-09 John Francome Ron Hodges David Ladhams 20/1 31
1983 Forgive N'Forget 6-11-06 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald T Kilroe Ltd 5/2F 23
1982 Tall Order 8-10-02 Andy Stringer Louis Foster Louis Foster 15/1 31
1981 Willie Wumpkins 13-10-08 Mr Jim Wilson Jane Pilkington Jane Pilkington 13/2 20
1980 Willie Wumpkins 12-10-07 Mr Jim Wilson Jane Pilkington Jane Pilkington 10/1 19
1979 Willie Wumpkins 11-10-04 Mr Jim Wilson Jane Pilkington Jane Pilkington 25/1 22
1978 Water Colour 9-10-01 Kevin Whyte Martin Tate J Soles 11/1 23
1977 Outpoint 7-11-03 Pat O'Brien Fred Winter Mrs G Abecassis 10/1 27
1976 Good Prospect 7-11-10 Richard Evans John Edwards T Dudley 10/1 17
1975 Saffron Cake 6-10-07 Eddie Wright Les Kennard P Haynes 13/1 24
1974 Kastrup 7-10-03 Graham Thorner David Barons Austin Darlington 10/1 22

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