Cheltenham Handicaps 2006

Cheltenham 2006


Cheltenham 2006 / running order & results /


1st (9) Non So 14-1
2nd (13) Kelrev 50-1
3rd (5) Graphic Approach 11-1
4th (17) Roman Ark 33-1
24 ran
Also: 5-1 Fav Ross River


Mick Fitzgerald and Nicky Henderson, successful in the Ryanair Chase with Fondmort, completed a 64/1 double when Non So came home in front in the Racing Post Plate.

“This horse deserves a good win as he took a terrible fall in the First National Bank at Windsor,” said Henderson. “He was meant to go to Newbury for the Vodafone but the ground was too fast and I was nevous about running him but this is Cheltenham. Because of the ground I was surprised that Mick chose him over my other two yesterday.

“Winning this was just rewards for Non So but Sainsaire didn’t deserve the terrible fall he took at the last. It was a horrible fall but fortunately he got up alright. Perhaps the trip was a bit far for him.”

Fitgerald added: “I knew what I had underneath me but it is a long way home, this track is much stiffer than the Old Course and I let the others come back to me rather than chasing them.

“Winning here is so satisfying, especially when it is for the boss because Cheltenham means everything to him.”


“Nicky Henderson has proved yet again what a fantastic trainer he is for the big day. He’s looked after this fellow and knew he had Non So right for today.

“He’s been very unlucky and has twice fallen when he would have won big prizes. I knew what I had underneath me today.

“There was plenty of time to let Saintsaire come back to me rather than go chasing him. Every winner you ride here is a big one and it’s very satisfying.”


“I was trying to watch Non So and Saintsaire at the same time - luckily he’s alright after his fall. We threw three at that and they all ran fantastic races. Mick chose the right one.”

Race 4 - Racing Post Plate - Placed Quotes


Both Venetia Williams and Charles Egerton expressed their satisfaction with the performances of Kelrev and Graphic Approach, who finished second and third respectively in the Racing Post Plate.

Williams said of the 50/1 runner-up: “I am delighted with that performance. I think he has run up to his best off that mark.

“It has been suggested that he is maybe better over two miles, but he has shown today that two and a half is more his trip.”

Egerton said of Graphic Approach: “I delighted with him, he’s run a great race.

“He made a couple of mistakes at crucial stages of the race and although he might well have finished a bit closer if he had jumped better, I don’t think he would have beaten the winner.”

Grade 3 (Class 1) 2m 5f New Course, £75,000 guaranteed For 5yo+ Weights raised 3lb Minimum weight 10st Penalties after Feb 26, a winner of a class 3 chase 3lb; of a class 1 or 2 chase 6lb (no penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb) Le Passing’s handicap mark 146 Entries 108 pay £95 Confirmed 50 pay £280 Penalty value 1st £42,765; 2nd £16,042.59; 3rd £8,032.50; 4th £4,005; 5th £2,010; 6th £1,005

1 NON SO (FR) (ROA Dawn Run Partnership) Nicky Henderson 8-11-03 Mick Fitzgerald 14/1
2 KELREV (FR) (Len Jakeman, Flintham, King & Roberts) Venetia Williams 8-11-01 Sam Thomas 50/1
3 GRAPHIC APPROACH (IRE) (Mr & Mrs Peter Orton) Charles Egerton 8-11-06 Tony McCoy 11/1
4 ROMAN ARK (Richard Collins) Malcolm Jefferson 8-10-12 Graham Lee 33/1
5 WINDSOR BOY (IRE) (Byrne Bros (Formwork) Ltd) Martin Pipe 9-10-03 Andrew Glassonbury (7) 12/1
6 EAST TYCOON (IRE) (Gay Smith) Jonjo O'Neill 7-10-09 Brian Harding
7 LE PASSING (FR) (The Hon Mrs Townshend & J Townshend) Paul Nicholls 7-11-12 Joe Tizzard
8 CHAUVINIST (IRE) (Bunny Roberts & Nick Roberts) Nicky Henderson 11-11-02 Marcus Foley
9 BILLYVODDAN (IRE) (Trevor Hemmings) Henry Daly 7-11-07 Richard Johnson
10 TAMANGO (FR) (The Brushmakers) Philip Hobbs 9-11-00 Paddy Brennan
11 TANGO ROYAL (FR) (Brian Kilpatrick) Martin Pipe 10-11-01 Rodi Greene
12 BRONZESMITH (Mrs M Ash) John Ryall 10-10-04 Owyn Nelmes (3)
13 NAPOLITAIN (FR) (The Stewart Family) Paul Nicholls 5-11-01 Ruby Walsh
14 VANDAS CHOICE (IRE) (J Petterson) Lucinda Russell 8-10-12 Peter Buchanan (3)
15 CAMDEN TANNER (IRE) (Famous Lads Syndicate) Robert Tyner IRE 10-10-09 Davy Russell
16 LOCKSMITH (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 6-11-11 Jamie Moore
17 REDEMPTION (Michael Purtill) Nigel Twiston-Davies 11-11-00 Carl Llewellyn
18 GREEN BELT FLYER (IRE) (Green Belters Syndicate) Jessica Harrington IRE 8-11-06 Tom Treacy
F SAINTSAIRE (FR) (Anthony Speelman) Nicky Henderson 7-10-10 Andrew Tinkler
F EURO LEADER (IRE) (John Cox) Willie Mullins IRE 8-11-08 David Casey
F ROSS RIVER (Seamus Ross) Tony Martin IRE 10-10-10 Paul Carberry 5/1f
P ROYAL HECTOR (GER) (Three Counties Racing 2) Jonjo O'Neill 7-10-11 Robert Thornton
P BANNOW STRAND (IRE) (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 6-11-04 Timmy Murphy
U TOO FORWARD (IRE) (T Gibson & D Mathias) Mark Pitman 10-11-04 Tony Dobbin

24 ran:
Time: No official time
Distances: 9, 7, hd, ½, 1 1/4, 2, nk, 6, 1, 1 ½, 2 ½, nk, 2, 3 ½, 16, 13, 2
Breeder: Ecurie di Tullio
Breeding: b g Definite Article - Irish Woman (FR)
Tote: Win; £16.50 Places; £3.30, £18.90, £2.90, £11.10 Exacta; £848.50


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