Cheltenham

  • 13:20 Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.20s
  • Off time: 13:20:54
13:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Astracad (FR) 11/4
2nd Rileyev (FR) 10/1
3rd Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3124-30 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 C L Tizzard James Best (7) 152 16/117.00
2 42003-1 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Tanks For That (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-9 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 149 6/17.00
3 340/10-0 Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue cap, Red star Dave's Dream (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 pt N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (5) 147 9/110.00
4 22-1153 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Takeroc (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 t P F Nicholls Harry Derham (7) 145 12/113.00
5 19PP-30 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Robinson Collonges (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-13 P F Nicholls R Walsh 139 13/27.50
6 306-473 Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-13 p A King R Thornton 139 10/111.00
7 660-132 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 138 11/43.75
8 15-1F12 Emerald Green, Black star Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 M Keighley A P Cawley 135 4/15.00
9 11-6621 Royal Blue, Yellow diamonds on sleeves and cap Rileyev (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 10/111.00

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has trained the winner of this three times in the last eight years and it's significant that Barry Geraghty keeps faith with last month's C&D winner Tanks For That, even though runner-up Havingotascoobydo is 4lb better off for a three-lengths defeat. Rileyev and Oh Crick were further behind that day but the former scored on his latest start at Newbury when Oh Crick was back in third. Paul Nicholls' pair Takeroc and Robinson Collonges look to have something to find at the weights but Astracad is interesting now tried in handicaps and OISEAU DE NUIT is back over his best trip. Only 7lb higher than when successful in the Grand Annual over C&D in March when Oh Crick and Tanks For That were well behind, the top weight gets a tentative vote with a claimer reducing his burden by 7lb.