Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:40 JLT Specialty Handicap Chase 3m 110y

  • Winner £51,255 2nd £19,233 3rd £9,630 4th £4,797
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places; Cross Country: Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 19.70s
  • Off time: 15:20:08
14:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Golden Chieftain (IRE) 28/1
2nd Our Mick 13/2
3rd White Star Line (IRE) 12/1
4th Tullamore Dew (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-112F8 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 24
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 153 66/167.00
2 317-3P4 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Midnight Chase 45
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-11 t1 N P Mulholland D C Costello 152 33/134.00
3 5/230-53 Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap Planet of Sound 88
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-9 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 150 40/141.00
4 6-14F11 Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 Mrs S J Smith W Hutchinson 146 16/117.00
5 55/4-14P ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots The Package 59
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
10 11-5 t1 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 146 16/117.00
6 1-P7P52 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Hey Big Spender (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-4 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 145 33/134.00
7 11133-U Dark Blue, Red disc and sleeves, quartered cap Our Mick 45
Nag me
7 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 145 13/27.50
8 17-13U3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 45
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-3 p1 N J Henderson A P McCoy 144 12/113.00
9 75-P800 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-3 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 144 25/126.00
10 0P1344 White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 11-1 t1 G A Charlton P J Brennan 142 18/119.00
11 F81F13 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tour Des Champs (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 139 20/121.00
12 85-4122 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Merry King (IRE) 80
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-12 p1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 139 8/19.00
13 25-0732 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 45
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 p G L Moore J E Moore 139 10/111.00
14 345P14 Royal Blue and Emerald Green halved, sleeves reversed, Yellow cap Jadanli (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-11 p P J Gilligan A E Lynch 138 100/1101.00
15 9-614U3 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tenor Nivernais (FR) 16
Nag me
6 10-11 p1 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 138 50/151.00
16 11113P Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Pete The Feat (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-10 C E Longsdon N Fehily 137 20/121.00
17 46P-121 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Loch Ba (IRE) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 M R Channon D Elsworth 137 8/19.00
18 1-67311 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Nuts N Bolts 28
Nag me
7 10-8 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 135 25/126.00
19 0F-3223 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Poole Master 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 134 25/126.00
20 1-25151 Yellow, black cross belts, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Monkerty Tunkerty 20
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-7 Miss Jessica Westwood W Kennedy 134 12/113.00
21 PP-B234 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 45
Nag me
11 10-6 t N J Gifford Tom Cannon (3) 133 33/134.00
22 6-22P32 DARK BLUE, pink cross of lorraine, pink cap White Star Line (IRE) 17
Nag me
9 10-5 D T Hughes B J Cooper 132 12/113.00
23 1/401-39 RED, DARK BLUE seams, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE star Summery Justice (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-5 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 132 40/141.00
24 1P3633 Red And Purple (quartered), Yellow Sleeves, white Cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 pt C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 132 28/129.00

Verdict

Fruity O'Rooney made a bold bid to make all in this 12 months ago and was only cut down on the run to the line by Alfie Sherrin. He's a pound better off with third Our Mick and 7lb better off with fourth The Package and can confirm running with both of those and make the frame again this afternoon. Quantitativeeasing was even further behind and has been out of sorts this season while Tullamore Dew only beat one home and isn't getting any younger. Midnight Chase, Planet of Sound and Jadanli are others approaching the veteran stage while the handicapper may have finally got to Cloudy Too and Pete The Feat but Merry King went down with all guns blazing at Haydock in December and should have been freshened up by a short break since. White Star Line was second over a shorter trip at last year's Festival but this is a tough race in which to try and lose his maiden tag while Monkerty Tunkerty only won a veterans' handicap at Doncaster last month and was earlier more than 11 lengths behind LOCH BA at Newbury. Much improved this season for Mick Channon, the seven-year-old showed a fine turn of foot on the soft ground that day and can defy a 12lb rise in the weights. Novices Tour Des Champs and Poole Master may be best of the rest.