Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:55 Citipost Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £11,261 2nd £3,326 3rd £1,663 4th £832
  • Going: Good (Cross Country - Good to Firm, Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 50.80s
  • Off time: 14:56:05
14:55 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscargo (IRE) 4/6
2nd Kayf Aramis 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14P00-P LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Mobaasher (USA) 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 t B R Millman S Thomas 141 33/134.00
2 47007-P Black, Brown stripe Pause And Clause (IRE) 216
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 t1 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 137 10/111.00
3 64-5119 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 J S Goldie Henry Brooke (3) 133 14/115.00
4 8308-50 Red, Mauve chevron and sleeves, White cap, Red spots Kayf Aramis 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-1 b1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 130 16/117.00
5 6F-0303 Black, Orange seams, Orange sleeves, Orange stars on cap Killyglen (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 11-1 t1 S R B Crawford R Johnson 130 7/18.00
6 U1-3 ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Oscargo (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 P F Nicholls R Walsh 128 4/61.67
7 31/032-1 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Di Kaprio (FR) 15
Nag me
5 10-8 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 123 6/17.00
Non runners
811/11-Garton King710-7P F NichollsRyan Mahon122
913-P006Bellflower Boy (IRE)810-5Dr R D P NewlandNon Runner120

Verdict

Ruby Walsh keeps faith with OSCARGO, even though the lightly-raced seven-year-old has gone up 4lb since finishing third over a longer trip on his reappearance. The gelding still showed signs of inexperience that day and, despite the fact that he looks a chaser in the making, can improve to recapture the winning thread today. Paul Nicholls also runs the unbeaten Garton King but he's been sidelined for a while and Di Kaprio may be a bigger danger. Still unexposed, who only had to be pushed out to land a novices' handicap at Newbury on his return to action and the longer distance should suit. Mobaasher and Kayf Aramis seem to have lost their way but Killyglen was a decent third over fences at Haydock last time and looks better treated than Los Nadis.