Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:30 Raceodds Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £9,393 2nd £2,775 3rd £1,388 4th £694
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 57.15s
  • Off time: 13:30:09
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blazing Bailey 11/1
2nd Richard's Sundance (IRE) 16/1
3rd Officier De Reserve (FR) 8/1
4th Buffalo Bob (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00300-6 Yellow, Red Diamond, Red and Yellow quartered cap Joe Lively (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse Winner
12 11-12 p1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 145 18/119.00
2 2757FP- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap My Will (FR) 252
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-10 P F Nicholls Mr J Barber (7) 143 16/117.00
3 P/253F-F ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Maljimar (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-9 Nick Williams D A Jacob 142 12/113.00
4 1/007-30 PINK, PURPLE cross belts, hooped sleeves, PURPLE cap Character Building (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-7 J J Quinn D C Costello 140 14/115.00
5 93P1-2P Brown and Orange (quartered), Brown sleeves, Orange cap Brooklyn Brownie (IRE) 168
Nag me
12 11-7 J M Jefferson James Halliday (5) 140 33/134.00
6 1294/12- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star The Sliotar (IRE) 327
Nag me
10 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 9/110.00
7 2F3-P30 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Knowhere (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
13 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies (3) 137 20/121.00
8 U1143-9 Yellow, Purple chevrons, Yellow cap Richard's Sundance (IRE) 50
Nag me
9 11-3 V R A Dartnall Harry Skelton 136 16/117.00
9 1225-21 Dark Blue, Gold cross belts, Black cap, Red hoop Buffalo Bob (IRE) 37
Nag me
8 11-1 K C Bailey J M Maguire 134 4/15.00
10 42313-6 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Blazing Bailey 63
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 A King R Thornton 133 11/112.00
11 44-566U Yellow, Grey sleeves Lead On (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-10 P J Hobbs R P Flint 129 33/134.00
12 P48-977 Royal Blue, Light Green star, Light Green sleeves, Royal Blue stars and stars on cap Dashing George (IRE) 41
Nag me
9 10-9 p Dr R D P Newland T Scudamore 128 14/115.00
13 P40/7-83 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Il Duce (IRE) 42
Nag me
11 10-8 b A King J A McCarthy 127 22/123.00
14 2PU4-14 Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Etxalar (FR) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 127 20/121.00
15 1P-P2P0 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Victorias Groom (GER) 18
Nag me
9 10-7 Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 126 33/134.00
16 9P/09-P4 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Officier De Reserve (FR) 17
Nag me
9 10-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 8/19.00
17 32140-5 Yellow, light blue cross belts, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves Qhilimar (FR) 50
Nag me
7 10-6 b A E Jones R P Mclernon (3) 125 13/27.50

Verdict

Blazing Bailey would be hard to ignore at these weights if translating his smart hurdles form to the larger obstacles but he's been hugely disappointing over fences so far. Joe Lively, My Will and Character Building have won competitive staying chases around here in their time but all are approaching the veteran stage now and probably on a downward curve. Brooklyn Brownie and Knowhere are others that may have seen better days, while Maljimar has never been the safest of jumpers though often runs well around here. The vote, therefore, goes to RICHARD'S SUNDANCE, who was a progressive novice last winter and will be all the better for a run at the track in November - he is probably still on a decent mark. Newbury winner Buffalo Bob and the lightly-weighted Etxalar are others to consider in an intriguing contest.