Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:20 Unicoin Homes Relkeel Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £19,954 2nd £7,486 3rd £3,748 4th £1,869
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 52.30s
  • Off time: 13:21:02
13:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Karabak (FR) 5/1
2nd Any Given Day (IRE) 10/1
3rd Celestial Halo (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 8711-48 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Ashkazar (FR) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-6 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 152 40/141.00
3 11142-1 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Carlito Brigante (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 11-6 G Elliott D N Russell 140 20/121.00
4 244F-F3 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Celestial Halo (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-6 bt P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 165 10/111.00
5 21F1-33 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-6 R Dickin H Oliver 149 11/26.50
6 11233-4 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Zaynar (FR) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-6 b1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 161 4/15.00
7 570-214 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Any Given Day (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 150 10/111.00
8 4/2248-2 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Karabak (FR) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-2 A King A P McCoy 161 5/16.00
9 2550-25 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-2 p N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 148 33/134.00
10 1108/1P- Yellow and black (quartered), white sleeves, black armlets, white cap Sentry Duty (FR) 56
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 N J Henderson A Tinkler 160 8/19.00
11 22U11-1 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 148 8/19.00
12 2/5F611- Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Tail of The Bank (IRE) 280
Nag me
7 10-12 Mrs L J Young L Heard 124 100/1101.00
13 1121-22 Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap Banjaxed Girl 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 153 8/19.00
Non runners
1630-30BAfsoun (FR)811-6N B KingAlex Merriam143

Verdict

The jury is out on last season's Champion Hurdle fourth Celestial Halo after a couple of lacklustre efforts over fences and he's never won over this trip. Zaynar gave weight and a beating to Karabak at Ascot just over a year ago but the positions were reversed behind Silviniaco Conti at the same track last month. Restless Harry split the pair that day and there may not be much to choose between the trio again here. Carlito Brigante looks a progressive type but we expect a big run from SENTRY DUTY. A decent stayer on the Flat, he seems best when allowed plenty of time between his races and his turn of foot could be decisive here if, as expected, there is a strong pace.