Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:05 Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £9,393 2nd £2,775 3rd £1,388 4th £694
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good plcs)(Cross Country: Good, Good/Firm plcs)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.52s
  • Off time: 16:05:58
16:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Time For Rupert (IRE) 7/2
2nd Hell's Bay (FR) 33/1
3rd Othermix (FR) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 302-031 Red and Yellow diamonds, Mauve sleeves Divers (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 131 40/141.00
2 4P-6R15 Orange, Blue and Chocolate hoops, Orange cap Hell's Bay (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 125 33/134.00
3 52365-1 Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 23
Nag me
5 11-7 D G Bridgwater R Greene 140 14/115.00
4 P4/4170- Light Blue, Pink stars Copper Sound 418
Nag me
6 11-2 M Scudamore J M Davies 80 150/1151.00
5 6/11380- PURPLE, YELLOW chevron, diabolo on sleeves Mr Thriller (FR) 239
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 D Pipe T Scudamore 136 10/34.33
6 36224-2 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Othermix (FR) 13
Nag me
6 11-2 Ian Williams N Fehily 142 11/26.50
7 111257- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 203
Nag me
5 11-2 N J Henderson A P McCoy 7/18.00
8 6/12121- White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 203
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 Nick Williams D A Jacob 3/14.00
9 01/7122- Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 239
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-2 P R Webber W Kennedy 7/24.50
10 31F87-5 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 26
Nag me
5 11-2 G L Moore J E Moore 66/167.00

Verdict

This is a fantastic end to the card and a very hard race to solve. Ian Williams won the contest last year with Weird Al and will be hopeful of following up with Othermix, who hasn't been with him long, but there are a couple of chasing debutants here capable of going to the top if their jumping holds up. Pick of them on this occasion may be TIME FOR RUPERT, who hasn't been outside the first three in three starts at the track. His most recent second to the top-class Big Buck's resulted in the handicapper rating him 166, a figure which if translated to this game would make him hard to beat. Mr Thriller has been spoken highly of by his trainer but, while we'd expect him to win races, there are two concerns in that he's shown a liking for genuinely soft ground in the past and hasn't brought his best to this venue. With that in mind perhaps Reve De Sivola, second to the unbeaten Peddlers Cross at the Festival, can take that spot again. He won a Grade Two hurdle on his reappearance last year and showed at Punchestown that he isn't ground-dependant. On that form he holds Quantitativeeasing although this brother to Asian Maze is capable of better still and adds depth to a fascinating contest.