Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:45 Unicoin Homes Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 13.50s
  • Off time: 14:45:26
14:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 9/2
2nd Don't Push It (IRE) 6/1
3rd Pennek (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11162-3 EMERALD GREEN, DARK GREEN epaulets, WHITE cap Tazbar (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 K G Reveley J Reveley (3) 152 7/18.00
2 21371-U BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 33
Nag me
6 11-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 151 9/25.50
3 1P21-21 Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Ballydub (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 15/82.88
4 3-39000 Light Blue, Maroon chevron, halved sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon quartered cap Buena Vista (IRE) 20
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8 10-9 D Pipe T Scudamore 135 20/121.00
5 1F0-P82 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Don't Push It (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-9 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 135 6/17.00
6 11/2-P6P Turquoise, Black braces, Cerise cap Ringaroses 34
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8 10-8 Miss H C Knight Timmy Murphy 134 14/115.00
7 23311/0 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Blue Shark (FR) 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 133 14/115.00
8 234512 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Tot Of The Knar 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-7 P Bowen S E Durack 133 20/121.00
9 262132 White, Black chevron, Black cap Tisfreetdream (IRE) 43
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8 10-2 p P A Pritchard M Bradburne (ex1) 128 28/129.00
10 1-57 Purple, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Pennek (FR) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-0 A King Charlie Huxley (5) 125 8/19.00
11 P0P08P Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap Jug Of Punch (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-0 b S T Lewis Gerard Tumelty (3) 105 100/1101.00

Verdict

A rise of a stone may not be enough to prevent BALLYDUB adding to his Newbury spoils but he should face fierce opposition from Tazbar and Big Buck's to name but two. Don't Push It has recaptured some form since reverting to hurdling but he appeared to come to the end of his tether halfway up the hill when chasing home Fair Along last time in a race where Pennek was a disappointing favourite. Blue Shark is held in high regard and could be a different proposition now that he's got a run under his belt but he has plenty of questions to answer. Ringaroses is another talented sort with plenty to prove and Tot Of The Knar appeals as a bigger danger although she has been fairly busy this term and has to prove herself at the trip. The trip shouldn't be a problem for Big Buck's who is having his first run over hurdles in this country and he remains an exciting prospect despite his mishap at the last in the Hennessy. Tazbar ran really well on his comeback over an inadequate trip and looks to be competitive from his current mark but he may need more up his sleeve than that to get the better of Ballydub. The selection was no match for Punchestowns on his reappearance but subsequent events have shown that to be no disgrace. He was heavily supported next time and duly won like a good thing and now has to compete from a stone higher mark. He's just had the four starts under Rules though and looks to have plenty more in the locker and Ballydub can make light of the rise.