Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:30 Jewson Novices' Handicap Chase2m 5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.40s
  • Off time: 13:30:26
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chapoturgeon (FR) 8/1
2nd Isn't That Lucky 11/1
3rd Crescent Island (IRE) 25/1
4th Northern Alliance (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32-1241 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Ring The Boss (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 147 22/123.00
2 1311F3 Emerald Green and Red stripes, Red sleeves, Red star on cap Northern Alliance (IRE) 24
Nag me
8 11-4 A J Martin R Walsh 141 8/19.00
3 811-155 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 11-2 E J O'Grady A J Mcnamara 139 8/19.00
4 R31342 Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap Crescent Island (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 11-2 b1 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 139 25/126.00
5 3-22344 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Straw Bear (USA) 18
Nag me
8 11-2 t N J Gifford N Fehily 139 33/134.00
6 11-2254 Black and White check, White sleeves, Black armlets Naiad du Misselot (FR) 54
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-1 b1 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 138 8/19.00
7 19-21F1 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Kia Kaha 59
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 138 15/28.50
8 11/1P2 White, black cap Au Courant (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 b1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 20/121.00
9 P75-322 Maroon, white star and armlets, maroon cap, white star Slash And Burn (IRE) 111
Nag me
7 11-0 C F Swan D N Russell 137 20/121.00
10 116-1F1 Royal Blue, Emerald Green triple diamond and diamond on cap Exmoor Ranger (IRE) 97
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 V R A Dartnall Christian Williams 137 14/115.00
11 00-1232 Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Astarador (FR) 39
Nag me
7 10-12 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 135 20/121.00
12 3-UR321 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap The Vicar (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 134 14/115.00
13 119-F21 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Chapoturgeon (FR) 40
Nag me
5 10-11 P F Nicholls Timmy Murphy 135 8/19.00
14 342321 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Pancake (FR) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 b1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132 25/126.00
15 5-6P1F2 White, Black seams, Mauve sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Auroras Encore (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-9 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 132 20/121.00
16 8234F3 Emerald Green, Red chevron and cap Jaamid 60
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-7 t N Meade P Carberry 130 33/134.00
17 11-4241 Mauve and White diamonds, striped sleeves, White cap Isn't That Lucky 3 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 Jonjo O'Neill R McGrath 125 11/112.00
18 P1-912P Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, quartered cap Quws Law (IRE) 47
Nag me
7 10-6 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 129 80/181.00
19 000-518 MAROON and WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Back On The Road (IRE) 46
Nag me
7 10-5 A L T Moore A P Crowe 128 25/126.00
20 0-51124 WHITE, red sleeves, white cap Bohemian Lass (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-5 W Harney J Cullen (ex3) 128 40/141.00

Verdict

A competitive start to proceedings and from a shortlist of NORTHERN ALLIANCE, Chapoturgeon, Tranquil Sea and Naiad du Misselot we will side with Northern Alliance. There is a slight worry about the form of Tony Martin's horses but the way this horse won a Grade 2 novices' chase at Punchestown last November made a lasting impression. He looked in need of the run at Navan last month, but with that pipe-opener under his belt he should be spot-on for this and with the ground to suit he looks the one to beat. Chapoturgeon was a smart hurdler and he looks like he could develop into a very useful chaser. He was an impressive scorer at Doncaster last time but the race has not worked out particularly well and it remains to be seen if this step-up in trip will play to his strengths. Tranquil Sea looked in need of the run at Leopardstown last time but he ran well for a long way and Forpadydeplasterer's win on Tuesday has certainly given the form of that race a big boost. Naiad du Misselot has been a little disappointing of late but he won the Coral Cup here last year and the return to this venue might see him run with a little more sparkle. Course and distance form can be key here so Ring The Boss is another to enter calculations, while Jonjo O'Neil has his string in great form and Kia Kaha won well last time at Fakenham. This is a tough start to the day for punters and the vote is given to Northern Alliance.