Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.50s
  • Off time: 16:40:45
16:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Andytown (IRE) 25/1
2nd Midnight Chase 100/1
3rd Big Eared Fran (IRE) 7/2
4th Font 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3496-55 Yellow, White Cross of Lorraine, Black and Yellow striped cap Gaspara (FR) 3
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 v D Pipe A Glassonbury 140 25/126.00
2 P6/1F6-P ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Acambo (GER) 111
Nag me
8 11-12 D Pipe J Kington 140 66/167.00
3 3-4F0F7 White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap Piraya (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 t1 D Pipe L Heard 137 20/121.00
4 01-B064 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Mamlook (IRE) 27
Nag me
5 11-8 D Pipe Hadden Frost (3) 136 15/28.50
5 F5P-F11 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Penn Da Benn (FR) 27
Nag me
6 11-7 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 135 10/111.00
6 126-312 Maroon and White halved, sleeves reversed, Maroon cap, Emerald Green star Faltering Fullback 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-7 p1 E McNamara A P Cawley (3) 135 22/123.00
7 1-71217 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Presenting Copper (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 11-7 P J Hobbs R Flint (3) 135 16/117.00
8 00004-9 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Caracciola (GER) 91
Nag me
12 11-5 N J Henderson R J Killoran (3) 133 16/117.00
10 03-4134 Grey, White epaulets Andytown (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 N J Henderson Felix De Giles (3) 133 25/126.00
11 10-F421 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Big Eared Fran (IRE) 6 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 D Pipe J W Farrelly (3) 133 7/24.50
12 F120-24 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Coq Hardi (FR) 121
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 P Bowen J Reveley 132 66/167.00
13 3-2U117 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Carrickboy (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman (3) 132 12/113.00
14 0161U1 Maroon, white star and armlets, maroon cap, white star Hangover (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 C O'Dwyer P Townend 131 17/29.50
15 339-344 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Pauillac (FR) 55
Nag me
6 11-2 pt D Pipe Donal Fahy 130 33/134.00
16 111111 Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Little Shilling (IRE) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 Tim Vaughan B Wharfe 130 16/117.00
17 147457 Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap Khachaturian (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 D McCain Jnr Paul Benson (3) 130 40/141.00
18 40-333F Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Carrick Oscar (IRE) 60
Nag me
9 11-1 Tim Vaughan Gerard Tumelty 129 33/134.00
19 2319UP Black, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Yellow cap Leamington Lad (IRE) 3
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-0 b N A Twiston-Davies David England (3) 128 100/1101.00
20 4-4110 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 6
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-0 Miss V Williams Nick Scholfield 128 20/121.00
21 647/021 Light Green, Dark Green spots, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Oscatello (USA) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-0 P J Hobbs D P O'Dwyer (3) 128 16/117.00
22 2-11024 White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap Font 77
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 t P F Nicholls Harry Skelton (3) 128 14/115.00
23 9-P3P35 Yellow, Purple triple diamond, halved sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow star Prince De Bersy (FR) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 b D Pipe T Molloy 128 100/1101.00
24 511116 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Midnight Chase 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 N P Mulholland M M O'Connor 128 100/1101.00
Non runners
9390006Buena Vista (IRE)811-5D PipeJack Doyle133

Verdict

Just the eight from Nicholashayne to consider and we'll plump for PIRAYA ahead of Big Eared Fran and Andytown. Big Eared Fran is partnered by the yard's conditional and won very easily on his handicap bow at the weekend which leaves him looking very well handicapped. He was fancied for the bumper last year but didn't fire there and has taken a while to get his act together over hurdles; he has now and has a clear chance. Mamlook has some big handicap form to his name but he has been below par in two visits here so has something to prove on that front. Penn Da Benn has turned over a new leaf and could still be open to plenty of improvement but his two wins were achieved in small fields. Faltering Fullback is interesting back up in trip with cheekpieces fitted whilst Carrickboy is better than he showed last time and enters calculations with his yard enjoying a good week. Quartz De Thaix was favourite for the race won by Big Eared Fran last Saturday and it's interesting to see him turned out again quickly after that disappointment. Andytown has something to prove after disappointing runs over fences and hurdles but he had looked very promising when winning here in October and shouldn't be dismissed. Little Shilling has had a remarkable year but this is surely asking too much and we'll opt for Piraya who was tipped up to win a valuable chase here in November. The yard was out of form then and when he took a heavy fall at Ascot in December but there was a lot more to like about his run in the Racing Post Chase last month. He's completely unexposed over hurdles and is 10lbs lower than when he began the season which makes Piraya worth an interest.