Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 19:20 Champion Hunters' Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £4,679 2nd £1,451 3rd £725 4th £363
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 10.70s
  • Off time: 19:22:03
19:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bradley Evs
2nd Turko (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 521812- Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Bradley 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 12-2 F M O'Brien Mr M Wall (3) 133 Evs2.00
2 3F1404- LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, striped cap Keenan's Future (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
11 12-2 p S Rea Mr J Hodson (5) 122 10/111.00
3 944251- Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Turko (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-2 t Mrs L Borradaile Mr S Allwood (5) 125 5/23.50
4 12211U- Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap Offshore Account (IRE) 20
Nag me
12 11-13 pt Mrs T L Bailey Mr Nicholas Sutton (7) 119 10/111.00
6 183321- Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Palypso De Creek (FR) 25
Nag me
9 11-10 Miss C Hart Miss C V Hart (7) 103 8/19.00
7 311331- White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Trifollet 19
Nag me
7 11-9 Mrs J Martin Mr J Martin (7) 106 22/123.00
Non runners
50/3P111-That's Rhythm (FR)1211-13Miss S DuckettMr Nicholas Wakefield128

Verdict

Some very decent hunter chasers have won this down the years and this season's renewal looks well up to standard. Bradley has to go on the short-list as he won a handicap over 3m4f at Haydock last month before only finding a rejuvenated Ashkazar too strong over C&D 13 days ago. Soft going was clearly no problem that day and Fergal O'Brien's eight-year-old makes more appeal than veterans Offshore Account and That's Rhythm. Keenan's Future was fourth in the Fox Hunters' at Aintree but had earlier finished behind TURKO and Bradley here at The Festival. Lucia Borradaile's grey proved his stamina that day and was an easy winner at Newton Abbot subsequently so gets the nod as Palypso De Creek and Trifollet look to have a bit to find at the weights.