Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:00 Byrne Group Plate 2m 4f

  • Winner £51,255 2nd £19,233 3rd £9,630 4th £4,797
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.40s
  • Off time: 16:01:47
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballynagour (IRE) 12/1
2nd Colour Squadron (IRE) 5/1
3rd Tatenen (FR) 33/1
4th Johns Spirit (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-72U26 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-12 M Keighley Ryan Hatch (7) 157 12/113.00
2 733-115 Red, large Black spots, Black cap Johns Spirit (IRE) 89
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-3 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 148 9/110.00
3 2425-23 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Colour Squadron (IRE) 89
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-1 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 146 5/16.00
4 22-2883 Emerald green, yellow hoops, yellow cap Tap Night (USA) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell B J Geraghty 145 8/19.00
5 2-13233 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 pt C L Tizzard J Tizzard 143 7/18.00
6 1/9P18-P BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Ballynagour (IRE) 117
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 t1 D Pipe T Scudamore 140 12/113.00
7 76F0-12 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 40
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-9 R Rowe A Thornton 140 33/134.00
8 19P-64P RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Bless The Wings (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-9 b1 A King W Hutchinson 140 20/121.00
10 P-60113 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Bennys Mist (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 10-9 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 140 33/134.00
11 15586-1 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Sraid Padraig (IRE) 103
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 A J Martin D E Mullins 139 11/112.00
12 653813 White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 40
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-8 C Gordon Tom Cannon 139 66/167.00
13 25-246F White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap Wetak (FR) 26
Nag me
7 10-7 t D Pipe C O'Farrell 138 33/134.00
14 P15-037 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 61
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-7 v1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 138 20/121.00
15 65-2113 Red, Royal blue seams, black cap Firth Of The Clyde 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-6 J M Jefferson B Hughes 137 16/117.00
16 3P3521 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 12 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 132 14/115.00
17 F1890P White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Mr Cracker (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-5 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 136 66/167.00
18 59U-731 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Giorgio Quercus (FR) 108
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-4 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 135 16/117.00
19 3011U0 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 bt Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 135 33/134.00
20 324641 Red, Light Green star and star on cap Sew On Target (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-3 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 134 25/126.00
21 3U-514P Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Gallox Bridge 36
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-1 t Tim Vaughan Ian Popham 132 66/167.00
22 743F-4P Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Tartak (FR) 82
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-0 t V R A Dartnall Paul Moloney 129 33/134.00
23 232331 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Highway Code (USA) 104
Nag me
8 10-0 t R Lee J E Moore 129 25/126.00
24 519125 EMERALD GREEN & yellow HOOPED, Red cap Christopher Wren (USA) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 p N J Gifford Maurice Linehan (5) 128 40/141.00
Non runners
916-90P3Carrickboy (IRE)1010-9Miss V WilliamsL Treadwell140

Verdict

Johns Spirit won a couple of big handicaps here in the autumn, beating Colour Squadron in the second of them. But his latest run in December suggests he's in the handicapper's grip now. Carrickboy was a shock winner of this last year and showed a glimmer of his old form when third to stablemate Bennys Mist at Wincanton last time. He's still 4lb higher but can't be ruled out and Venetia Williams also runs Newbury scorer Shangani under a penalty. King Edmund is better over this sort of trip nowadays while the lightly-raced Sraid Padraig could be interesting and Giorgio Quercus' win at Kempton in November has worked out well, though he never figured in this last season when the veteran Tartak finished third. Third Intention is proving difficult to place but Tap Night has ability, though McCoy has decided to keep faith with Colour Squadron. TATENEN would be a popular winner for weighing room veteran Andy Thornton and the 10-year-old is enjoying something of a revival. Richard Rowe's charge went close again at Sandown last month off his new mark and he's run well at the Festival in the past so gets the nod.