Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:00 Christie's Foxhunter Chase3m 2f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 54.30s
  • Off time: 16:03:46
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cappa Bleu (IRE) 11/2
2nd Turthen (FR) 25/1
3rd Baby Run (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111-11F MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Always Right (IRE) 22
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7 12-0 J Wade Mr C Dawson 25/126.00
2 1111-1F Light Blue, Dark Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap, White spots Amicelli (GER) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 12-0 Mrs C Coward Mr T Greenall 125 9/110.00
3 1213/21 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Baby Run (FR) 23
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9 12-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 130 14/115.00
4 212-161 Red, Emerald Green diamond, armlets and cap Back Nine (IRE) 24
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12 12-0 bt Miss Western Mr S Allwood 120 100/1101.00
5 11-2123 Red, White chevron, halved sleeves, Red and White striped cap Border Fusion 27
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10 12-0 G Hanmer Mr M J O'Connor 117 28/129.00
6 121F-33 Emerald Green, White epaulets and cap Buckby Lane 21
Nag meCourse Winner
13 12-0 Miss J Starkey Mr S Waley-Cohen 118 66/167.00
7 F21-111 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Cappa Bleu (IRE) 26
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7 12-0 t1 E Crow Mr R Burton 11/26.50
8 F-81111 Red and White stripes, White sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Chief Oscar (IRE) 16
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8 12-0 B R Hamilton Mr J D Moore 33/134.00
9 2/225-11 Dark green and white diamonds, white sleeves Chilling Place (IRE) 20
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10 12-0 M Tuckey Mr B Tuckey 131 33/134.00
10 1F115-1 Red, Yellow sash, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Christy Beamish (IRE) 19
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12 12-0 Miss S Taylor Miss C Allen 134 33/134.00
11 142381 Purple and White quartered, Purple sleeves, White cap Dublin Hunter (IRE) 20
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13 12-0 b G Elliott Mr J M Earls 125 100/1101.00
12 43111-1 Royal Blue, Scarlet striped sleeves, White cap Gaelsbob 48
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12 12-0 Mrs E Baker Mr W L Morgan 40/141.00
13 6P4-111 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Juveigneur (FR) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
12 12-0 E M O'Sullivan Mr J T McNamara 143 7/24.50
14 2/5P-131 Purple, White hoop, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Emerald Green cap Kingscliff (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-0 Mrs M McGuinness Mr I Chanin 131 25/126.00
15 P/68-F11 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Limerick Boy (GER) 14
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11 12-0 Miss V Williams Mr W Biddick 140 12/113.00
16 121-2P4 Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Marblehead (IRE) 28
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7 12-0 F M O'Brien Mr M Wall 119 100/1101.00
17 5P/12-11 Black, large Pink spots and spots on cap Murphy's Cardinal (IRE) 27
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13 12-0 Noel T Chance Miss N Carberry 122 12/113.00
18 00-2111 White, Crimson hoops, Black cap Ofarel D'airy (FR) 21
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7 12-0 b P F Nicholls Mr J Tudor 131 22/123.00
19 4/31-111 Dark Blue, Red spots, Red sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap Proud Andees (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-0 G Hanmer Mr A Wintle 117 100/1101.00
20 11-115B Pale Blue, Black hoop, armlets and hoop on Red cap Robbers Glen (IRE) 22
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9 12-0 Mrs V Jackson Mrs V Jackson 121 18/119.00
21 352-P11 Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Royal Auclair (FR) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 12-0 t P F Nicholls Mr I Popham 138 8/19.00
22 15F-421 Dark green and brown (quartered), purple sleeves, yellow cap Southwestern (IRE) 13
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10 12-0 Mrs C C Scott Mr N Harris 119 14/115.00
23 P28-111 Black, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green cap Turthen (FR) 27
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8 12-0 C St V Fox Miss C Tizzard 121 25/126.00
24 1121-31 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, armlets and cap You Do The Math (IRE) 22
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9 12-0 C E Longsdon Mr J Horton 122 25/126.00

Verdict

Aging, smart chasers Juveigneur, Kingscliff and Royal Auclair will have their supporters as will last year's winner Amicelli but there's been a buzz surrounding the challenge of CAPPA BLEU and it may be worth siding with youth. The last three winners have all been returned at 20-1 or bigger so punters should cast their eyes across this field but there have been a couple of winning favourites in the past ten years including Kingscliff who came with a big reputation from the point field. Cappa Bleu has been all the rage for this race for some time and won't lack for assistance from the saddle. Amicelli ran away with this race last year and is sure to have had this as his target but hasn't had the ideal preparation having fallen at Brocklesby Park. Juveigneur has an excellent track record and has been in fine form between the flags in Ireland; he may be twelve years of age now but is no back number. Paul Nicholls has a strong hand with Royal Auclair and Ofarel D'Airy whilst Kingscliff would be a popular and appropriate winner given his success here in 2003 but Cappa Bleu is taken to justify the hype.