Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:45 Ryman The Stationer Novices' Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 31.00s
  • Off time: 12:45:30
12:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Join Together (IRE) 3/1
2nd Mossley (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 321P-F1 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Join Together (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-9 P F Nicholls R Walsh 146 3/14.00
2 221211 WHITE, red braces, striped cap Traffic Article (IRE) 57
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-9 t G Elliott J M Maguire 133 10/111.00
3 194-U12 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-6 M Keighley A P Cawley 149 5/23.50
4 324-431 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Fists Of Fury (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 C Byrnes P J Brennan 8/19.00
5 1152P-1 White, black cap Mossley (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 7/42.75
Non runners
61544-21Old Wigmore (IRE)611-6Miss R CurtisAidan Coleman131
7220-242Sybarite (FR)511-1N A Twiston-DaviesS Twiston-Davies130

Verdict

Champion Court had Sybarite behind when giving vain chase to Grands Crus over a shorter trip here last month. He was conceding 5lb to the smart winner that day so that was no mean effort but Martin Keighley's charge didn't appear to get home over 3m over hurdles here in March when finishing 11 lengths adrift of MOSSLEY. The latter also beat Join Together over timber here exactly a year ago and, though faced with a straightforward task on his chasing debut at Kempton, will have learned from that experience and looks the one to beat today. Join Together kept on well to beat Tea For Three over C&D last time but may prefer a softer surface, while Old Wigmore has more to do than when winning at Exeter. Wetherby winner Fists Of Fury looks to be improving, however, and Traffic Article can usually be relied upon to run his race though faces a stiff task under a double penalty.