Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:40 OLBG Mares' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £39,389 2nd £14,840 3rd £7,427 4th £3,710
  • Going: Good-Good to Soft in places; Cross Country Good to Firm.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.30s
  • Off time: 16:40:49
16:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quevega (FR) 4/7
2nd Kentford Grey Lady 14/1
3rd Golden Sunbird (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8111U1 Dark Blue, Grey stripe and armlets Alasi 45
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 P R Webber D Elsworth 138 20/121.00
2 315331 Red, yellow epaulets, striped cap Dare To Doubt 12
Nag me
8 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 141 40/141.00
3 30-3241 Emerald green, purple stars, purple cap Kells Belle (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 33/134.00
4 668313 Black, white sash and sleeves, red cap, white star Our Girl Salley (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 Mrs P Dobbs A E Lynch 139 20/121.00
5 3911/1-1 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Quevega (FR) 313
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 158 4/71.57
6 314142 PURPLE, emerald green sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Shop Dj (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 11-5 t Peter Fahey D N Russell 126 10/111.00
7 23-1331 Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 52
Nag me
6 11-5 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 135 28/129.00
8 3F1444 PURPLE, gold hoop on body and sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots Golden Sunbird (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 t P Nolan R M Power 133 66/167.00
9 571-030 MAROON and WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop What A Charm (IRE) 45
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-3 b1 A L T Moore P Carberry 125 40/141.00
11 215153 Orange, Purple triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Candelita 26
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5 11-0 J Hughes M D Grant 112 150/1151.00
12 4-52453 PINK, large PURPLE spots, PINK sleeves, PURPLE spots, PINK cap, PURPLE spots Cloudy Spirit 13
Nag me
7 11-0 R Hollinshead Timmy Murphy 132 33/134.00
13 2146F4 Black and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Dorabelle (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 126 100/1101.00
14 P333P6 Orange, Light Blue stars Himayna 8
Nag me
8 11-0 F Sheridan Giles Hawkins 90 200/1201.00
15 116231 Black and white check, halved sleeves, black cap Ixora (IRE) 150
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 133 50/151.00
16 0-53112 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Kentford Grey Lady 52
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 134 14/115.00
17 1-21113 Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Swincombe Flame 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 Nick Williams W Kennedy 134 10/111.00
18 41-3412 Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 49
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 B I Case Aidan Coleman 120 100/1101.00
19 F Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Terre Du Vent (FR) 17
Nag me
6 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 20/121.00
20 266568 White, red hoops, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue star The Strawberry One 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 D W P Arbuthnot D F O'Regan 128 100/1101.00
Non runners
10P22333Belle De Fontenay (FR)711-0George BakerNon Runner114

Verdict

QUEVEGA has won the last three renewals of this Grade 2 contest and seems to be getting better with age. She followed up in a Grade 1 at Punchestown after completing her hat-trick last year and, though unraced since, a lay-off hasn't bothered her in the past - she is impossible to oppose today. Willie Mullins could easily have a 1-2 as Dare To Doubt confirmed her wellbeing with a victory over fences at Thurles earlier this month, while fellow Irish raiders Our Girl Salley and Golden Firebird could have place claims. Nick Williams will be looking for a big run from Swincombe Flame, who continued on an upward curve when third in a competitive handicap at Ascot last month, while Violin Davis and Kentford Grey Lady are closely matched on a couple of recent runs and may be the pick of the remainder as Alasi hasn't managed any better than a fourth place in two previous attempts in this.