Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:30 Fairlawne Handicap Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 48.40s
  • Off time: 14:30:38
14:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Double Ross (IRE) 11/8
2nd Cedre Bleu (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 245-138 Light blue, pink cap Drumshambo (USA) 18
Nag me
8 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 147 10/111.00
2 25F-040 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 46
Nag me
7 11-10 b A King W Hutchinson 145 12/113.00
3 P521-26 Yellow, light blue sleeves, yellow armlets and star on light blue cap Ackertac (IRE) 33
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 b Tim Vaughan R Johnson 145 6/17.00
5 1P16-90 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Carrickboy (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-7 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 142 11/26.50
6 1F14-72 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Cedre Bleu (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 141 9/25.50
7 P-61321 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 140 11/82.38
8 4661/81 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Pickamus (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-1 H D Daly R Thornton 136 14/115.00
Non runners
43197-1PSilver Roque (FR)811-8F M O'BrienP J Brennan143

Verdict

Double Ross has gone up 7lb for his win in a similar contest over track and trip last month but should be thereabouts again and appears to have the beating of Drumshambo and Silver Roque. Not for the first time, Cedre Bleu found little at Ascot 11 days ago but the 3m that day probably also stretched his stamina and he won't be far away if Daryl Jacob can play him late. Ludlow winner Pickamus seems to need further nowadays, however, while Kumbeshwar's best form is over 2m. CARRICKBOY hasn't figured in a couple of starts this season but is starting to come down the weights again and the ground will be much more in his favour this afternoon. He gets a tentative vote as Ackertac's yard isn't really firing at present.