Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:30 Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup 2m 5f

  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.50s
  • Off time: 14:32:20
14:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 6/1
2nd Medermit (FR) 11/1
3rd Roudoudou Ville (FR) 10/1
4th I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 62F6-14 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Great Endeavour (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 157 8/19.00
3 2142-13 Orange, Black star, Black and Orange striped sleeves Medermit (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 A King R Thornton 157 11/112.00
4 220-1U3 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 D T Hughes P J Brennan 156 25/126.00
5 21152-4 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Ghizao (GER) 39
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 154 17/29.50
6 2-53314 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 t D Pipe Hadden Frost 152 25/126.00
7 6242F-8 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Calgary Bay (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-7 Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 145 20/121.00
8 363170- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 268
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-7 R Rowe A Thornton 145 33/134.00
9 7112-02 Emerald green and yellow hoops, red cap Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 10-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 6/17.00
10 4/P11-21 Pink, pink and white quartered cap Roudoudou Ville (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 145 10/111.00
11 00-7010 Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-6 t T J Taaffe W Kennedy 144 50/151.00
12 5911-P3 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Divers (FR) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-4 Ferdy Murphy K Mercer 142 11/112.00
13 2/73F-37 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 142 7/24.50
14 20661-U YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE star Matuhi 136
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-3 t D Pipe T Scudamore 141 16/117.00
15 02P-20P Black and white (halved), red sleeves, white cap Nomecheki (FR) 7
Nag me
9 10-0 p N J Gifford L Aspell (ex2) 138 66/167.00
16 530112/ BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Salut Flo (FR) 616
Nag me
6 10-0 D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 137 13/27.50
17 117323 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Mad Moose (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 135 33/134.00
Non runners
11107-32Woolcombe Folly (IRE)811-12P F NichollsRyan Mahon164

Verdict

Quantitativeeasing finished runner-up to Divers at The Festival in March and filled the same spot behind Great Endeavour in last month's Paddy Power when Divers was a close-up third. Nicky Henderson's six-year-old looks best off at the weights of that trio in this and shouldn't be far away but it's significant that AP McCoy is riding near his minimum to partner the same owner's SUNNYHILLBOY. Behind Great Endeavour when third in this 12 months ago, Jonjo O'Neill's gelding is much better off at the weights now and connections have been careful to protect his handicap mark this season though he did run well over hurdles at Haydock last month. Paul Nicholls has saddled Poquelin to win this for the last two years and has decent claims again with the lightly-raced Ghizao, who can reverse Exeter running with Medermit over this longer trip. But it's difficult to make a case for Irish raiders Roberto Goldback and Finger Onthe Pulse while Roudoudou Ville needs to step up again from his Sandown win. Great Endeavour's trainer David Pipe has four runners in this and Salut Flo is potentially the most interesting as he looked a smart prospect at the beginning of last year. Despite returning from an absence, there's a chance the six-year-old is still ahead of the handicapper and he could run well at big odds under talented claimer Conor O'Farrell.