Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:45 Foundation Developments Ltd Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 21.90s
  • Off time: 12:46:32
12:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mendip Express (IRE) 7/1
2nd Alfie Spinner (IRE) 7/1
3rd Ballypatrick (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1111-11 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), chevrons on sleeves Mendip Express (IRE) 32
Nag me
8 11-12 t H Fry Mr W Biddick (5) 139 7/18.00
2 56R3-51 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Alvarado (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-12 F M O'Brien Paul Moloney 139 12/113.00
3 PPP/4-P8 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quinz (FR) 33
Nag me
10 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 137 25/126.00
4 PB-0539 Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Bradley 25
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-5 b1 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 132 8/19.00
5 4-37253 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Pigeon Island 19
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-5 vt N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 132 16/117.00
6 139-41P Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Handy Andy (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-4 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 131 16/117.00
7 1021-71 Yellow, Grey sleeves De La Bech 25
Nag me
7 11-1 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 128 5/16.00
8 63-6024 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 25
Nag me
9 11-1 Nick Williams A P McCoy 128 7/18.00
9 421-U4P Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 26
Nag me
8 10-10 M R Channon D Elsworth 123 20/121.00
10 03P-00U Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
10 10-9 R Dickin C Poste 122 11/26.50
11 51/32F-2 Yellow, Red hoops, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow spots Allthekingshorses (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-9 pt P J Hobbs James Best (3) 122 12/113.00
12 4355-75 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Our Island (IRE) 39
Nag me
9 10-6 p Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 119 8/19.00
13 P1F-2F1 Light Blue, Yellow diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Yellow diamond Bendant 40
Nag me
9 10-4 v Mrs D A Hamer Ian Popham 117 25/126.00

Verdict

Mendip Express looks very harshly treated for landing a couple of novice events in November as he's facing tried and tested staying handicappers here. A few of these are old rivals with Alvarado finishing almost four lengths ahead of stablemate Bradley over a longer trip here in November. The latter is now 7lb better off, however, though has since finished behind Alfie Spinner over 3m5f at Sandown. Handy Andy normally goes well here but was pulled up at Newbury last time and probably won't get his own way out in front today. De La Bech had Welsh National winner Mountainous back in third when scoring at Chepstow and should go well but there was a lot of confidence behind RESTLESS HARRY in the Mandarin at Newbury last Saturday. Thrown in on his best form, he was brought down early on but could be worth another chance turned out again quickly.