Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:20 Cheltenham Pony Club Raceday Novices' Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner £18,224 2nd £6,838 3rd £3,424 4th £1,706
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.60s
  • Off time: 13:20:57
13:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Whisky (IRE) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12P4-21 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/61.83
2 116-113 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 25
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 147 6/42.50
3 2109-9F Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 19
Nag me
7 11-0 t D Pipe P J Brennan 10/111.00
4 709-342 White, Pink stars, White cap, Pink star Timesawastin (IRE) 25
Nag me
8 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 128 25/126.00

Verdict

Taquin Du Seuil beat OSCAR WHISKY by a neck here in November and while Nicky Henderson's charge, who has since got the better of the smart Wonderful Charm on this course, is now 5lb worse off, he should turn the tables on his younger rival with experience under his belt. Timesawastin has already been beaten in a couple of handicaps and his future lies in that sphere but Close House was still in contention and apparently going well when falling behind the selection on his chasing bow and he could make life interesting getting 7lb if that mishap hasn't affected his confidence.