Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 17:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.50s
  • Off time: 17:16:18
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oh Crick (FR) 7/1
2nd Moon Over Miami (GER) 20/1
3rd French Opera 10/1
4th Tramantano 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4621-57 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Andreas (FR) 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 t P F Nicholls Christian Williams 156 33/134.00
2 P8-112F Grey, White epaulets My Petra 71
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 147 11/112.00
4 2F1125 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star I'm So Lucky 41
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 t D Pipe T Scudamore 143 16/117.00
5 U01-113 white and black halved, red sleeves and cap Poquelin (FR) 111
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 3/14.00
6 3610-00 MAROON and WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Tiger Cry (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-12 A L T Moore D N Russell 142 14/115.00
8 11P-311 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Pasco (SWI) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 P F Nicholls S Thomas 141 8/19.00
9 P-37263 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Clew Bay Cove (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 t C A Murphy A P McCoy 139 9/110.00
10 6-64245 Emerald Green and White check, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and star on cap Moon Over Miami (GER) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-9 p C J Mann N Fehily 139 20/121.00
11 22-1F22 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap French Opera 58
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-8 N J Henderson M Foley 138 10/111.00
12 FP-1221 Yellow, Red hoop, Red and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Psychomodo 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-8 B G Powell K Renwick 138 20/121.00
13 00-P382 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Calatagan (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-7 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 137 16/117.00
15 26/6-111 Yellow, Purple star, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple stars Lorient Express (FR) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 135 14/115.00
16 73-2125 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tramantano 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-3 t N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 133 33/134.00
17 113-12P Black, red disc, armlets and cap Jigsaw Dancer (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-2 Andrew Turnell M D Grant 132 66/167.00
18 31204P Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Valain (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-1 C F Swan D J Casey 131 14/115.00
19 1423F2 Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-0 A King W Hutchinson 129 7/18.00
20 955-573 Emerald Green, Yellow sleeves, White cap Palarshan (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-0 b1 H D Daly A Tinkler 127 66/167.00
21 11P-P17 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Beggars Cap (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 124 33/134.00
Non runners
3115-911Perce Rock711-0T StackA P Crowe144
7P55334Central House1210-12D T HughesP W Flood142
14119-F21Chapoturgeon (FR)510-10P F NichollsTimmy Murphy135

Verdict

Close attention will be paid to the Seven Barrows runners, Chapoturgeon would merit respect if turned out again but Nicholls has a strong hand anyway with Poquelin and Pasco at his disposal as well as former winner Andreas who's joined in the line-up by last year's victor Tiger Cry but CLEW BAY COVE is the one that we want to be with. My Petra was second to Tiger Cry from a 16lb lower mark last year so has a stiff enough task even allowing for the improvement that she's made during the past twelve months and French Opera may turn out to be the yard's best hope but this would be some ask to open his account over fences in this contest. Poquelin didn't run his race at Ascot but achieved a remarkable success over course and distance on his penultimate start and may have enough in the locker to defy a stiff enough looking mark. Chapoturgeon would look thrown in if able to take his chance but there has to be some doubt about that and the likeable Pasco is an able substitute having posted a good round of jumping at Huntingdon but he faces a much sterner test of his credentials. Lorient Express has shown remarkable improvement this term given his age and injury problems so can't be left out and nor can Calatagan who was third last year whilst Oh Crick is interesting at the foot of the weights as this could bring out the best in him. Clew Bay Clove may lack the sexy profile of the unexposed novices but we know that his jumping will take the pressure and that he's well enough handicapped to be competitive. He was well held by I'msingingtheblues and Doctor David at Doncaster but he was outpaced there before staying on and he should be doing just that up the hill in the closing stages. He has looked back to his best this season, this is his optimum trip and Clew Bay Cove can prove it by landing the Festival finale.