Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 17:15 Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places; Cross Country: Soft)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.00s
  • Off time: 17:16:51
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rajdhani Express 16/1
2nd Ackertac (IRE) 66/1
3rd Ohio Gold (IRE) 16/1
4th Shangani (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8P-2F17 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Rajdhani Express 45
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen (5) 140 16/117.00
2 1-11241 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Kruzhlinin (GER) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 25/126.00
3 0F2-242 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Colour Squadron (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-11 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 139 9/25.50
4 317335 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue cross belts, quartered cap Klepht (IRE) 31
Nag me
8 11-11 t T Mullins P Townend 139 25/126.00
5 P-231P5 Dark Green, White stars, White and Red striped sleeves, White cap, Red star Ackertac (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 b1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 137 66/167.00
6 05-1132 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Vulcanite (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-9 t C E Longsdon R Johnson 137 16/117.00
7 132144 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Carlito Brigante (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 pt G Elliott D N Russell 137 8/19.00
8 5-33311 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 29
Nag me
7 11-9 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 137 6/17.00
9 141141 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Fourjacks 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 T D Easterby B Harding 135 16/117.00
10 16-6231 Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap The Druids Nephew (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Andrew Turnell T Scudamore 135 5/16.00
11 58-312U Dark green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, dark green armlets, yellow cap Forgotten Gold (IRE) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 T R George P J Brennan 135 14/115.00
12 1122P2 Light blue, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow diamond Bobowen (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Dr R D P Newland Nick Scholfield 135 25/126.00
13 117-222 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 t1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 134 16/117.00
14 F-64185 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 38
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 b1 R Dickin H Oliver 134 40/141.00
15 316F21 Yellow, White epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, White cap Howard's Legacy (IRE) 14 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 129 25/126.00
16 1-58126 Red, large Black spots, Black cap Johns Spirit (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 133 14/115.00
17 405-612 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Hazy Tom (IRE) 92
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-5 C E Longsdon N Fehily 133 14/115.00
18 111562 Light green, purple star and star on cap Nataani (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-5 bt Miss J S Davis Timmy Murphy 133 66/167.00
19 01/P111 Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots Arthur's Pass 12 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 T R George L Heard 128 20/121.00
20 3-13215 Maroon, Yellow diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Maroon cap, Yellow diamond Saved By John (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 132 50/151.00

Verdict

Carlito Brigante has won at the Festival in the past and has a decent record at Cheltenham. He could well figure in this off what looks a decent mark. Useful staying hurdler Restless Harry is another potentially well handicapped but he's often let down by his jumping while Colour Squadron has also been far from foot perfect so far over fences. Vulcanite may find this too competitive but there are possibilities about Shangani, on a hat-trick after victories at Sandown and Catterick, while Kruzhlinin beat a good yardstick in Conquisto at Kelso. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since the likes of Night Nurse, Little Owl and Alverton were hogging the headlines at The Festival but the Easterbys still have no hesitation sending one down to Cheltenham if they think they have a chance of collecting some prize money and FOURJACKS might be worth an interest in this. He's taking this easier option despite being entered in the RSA Chase and his only relative failure so far has been when unable to cope with Grade 2 company at Wetherby last month. The soft ground is definitely in his favour. Ohio Gold hasn't had much luck so far but is running well and shouldn't be ignored along with easy Wincanton winner The Druids Nephew.