Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:20 Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.40s
  • Off time: 15:25:03
15:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Minded (FR) 4/11
2nd Well Chief (GER) 12/1
3rd Petit Robin (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 PP-1075 Dark Blue, White diamond, White cap, Dark Blue spots Ashley Brook (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-10 K Bishop R Johnson 157 66/167.00
2 F221-1F PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap Big Zeb (IRE) 38
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-10 C A Murphy R Thornton 159 12/113.00
3 1621/14 Beige, White chevron, Black cap Briareus 75
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 A M Balding A P McCoy 150 16/117.00
4 5-23473 White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Mahogany Blaze (FR) 53
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 151 40/141.00
5 911-133 Maroon and White diabolo, White and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Marodima (FR) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 Miss R Curtis Nick Scholfield 149 100/1101.00
6 1112-11 Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Master Minded (FR) 53
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 186 4/111.36
7 548-474 Yellow and White diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green cap Newmill (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 J J Murphy R M Power 146 100/1101.00
8 1/61-122 BLACK and YELLOW diamonds, checked sleeves, YELLOW cap Petit Robin (FR) 53
Nag me
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 157 12/113.00
9 P0-1051 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Santa's Son (IRE) 74
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 t J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 152 33/134.00
10 0U4213 LIGHT GREEN, pink spots, light green sleeves, quartered cap Scotsirish (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 153 40/141.00
11 261-4F6 Orange and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Orange star Twist Magic (FR) 74
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-10 t P F Nicholls S Thomas 167 16/117.00
12 2211F3/ ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Well Chief (GER) 698
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 162 12/113.00

Verdict

MASTER MINDED, successful in this 12 months ago, will probably be the shortest priced favourite during the four days of the festival and he is hard to oppose, getting the verdict ahead of Well Chief and Big Zeb. The last mentioned was still there with every chance before falling two out in a Grade 2 contest at Punchestown last time. His earlier form when successful at Leopardstown is solid but some way below that of the selection. Nicky Henderson's Petit Robin has plenty to find with Master Minded on their running at Ascot in January, while Andrew Balding's Briareus should do better being dropped in trip having been outstayed behind Kauto Star in the King George when last seen. Well Chief won the Arkle in 2004 when trained by Martin Pipe but is having his first start in nearly two years for David Pipe today so looks best watched. Paul Nicholls has a strong hand in the Queen Mother saddling Twist Magic as well as Master Minded and the former has claims on the form shown prior to falling in the Tingle Creek and on what he achieved last season. However, stable companion Master Minded is a spectacular jumper of his fences, has a good cruising speed and is fully expected to justify likely short odds.