Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase3m 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft (Cross Country; Good)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 26.90s
  • Off time: 15:01:01
15:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Garde Champetre (FR) 4/6
2nd Heads Onthe Ground (IRE) 18/1
3rd Sizing Australia (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 211P-16 Emerald green, orange hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Garde Champetre (FR) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-8 E Bolger Miss N Carberry 141 4/61.67
2 122-531 White, blue braces, white sleeves and cap Lights Out (DEN) 33
Nag me
9 11-5 vt D Persson N Loven 66/167.00
3 315P2P- Royal Blue, Maroon epaulets Soleil Fix (FR) 224
Nag me
8 11-5 N J Gifford Mr D H Dunsdon 127 20/121.00
4 4-8F740 BLACK, white stars, black sleeves, white cap Marath (CZE) 33
Nag me
9 11-2 P Kinsky Josef Bartos 100/1101.00
5 221-320 Red, purple and red check sleeves Mr Big (IRE) 33
Nag me
8 11-2 C J Mann N Fehily 113 16/117.00
6 383456- Emerald Green, White star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Rimsky (IRE) 205
Nag me
8 10-13 b N A Twiston-Davies David England 120 14/115.00
7 535046 WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Casadei (IRE) 34
Nag me
10 10-10 pt T G McCourt D J Condon 101 40/141.00
8 3046-75 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Heads Onthe Ground (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-10 E Bolger Mr J T McNamara 114 18/119.00
9 U0UU7U Emerald green, red and white sash, white cap Lirain (CZE) 33
Nag me
8 10-10 J Hrudka Jaromir Hrudka (ex4) 150/1151.00
10 581540 Pink, Light Blue seams and sleeves, Grey cap Openide 28
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-10 B W Duke D A Jacob 105 33/134.00
11 1/1P9F-2 Black, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Black stars, Light Blue cap Silver Birch (IRE) 197
Nag me
12 10-10 t G Elliott R M Power 138 9/25.50
12 P9/456-2 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Sizing Australia (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 10-10 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 119 8/19.00

Verdict

With a recent run over hurdles under his belt it is the admirable GARDE CHAMPETRE who is preferred to stablemate Heads Onthe Ground, whilst 2007 Grand National hero Silver Birch is not to be sniffed at either. Nina Carberry has a fantastic relationship with the selection, winning six from six on the horse over Cross Country courses. He has no ground worries, will have been aimed at this race for ages and has a cracking chance of adding a 12th career success. Stablemate Heads Onthe Ground has plenty of experience and although he has plenty to find with Garde Champetre on runs last season, any market move for him would look interesting. Czech raiders Lirain and Marath are a real unknown quality, along with Swedish raider Lights Out, as is Openide on this course as he tends to get behind and lose interest in his races; this however may help keep him focused. Silver Birch was denied a recent outing between the flags due to postponement and with Aintree again the main aim, the feeling is that his shrewd trainer will have left plenty to work with. Sizing Australia tries this novelty after a winless run over fences, whilst Casadei and Rimsky have plenty to find on official figures but that doesn't always matter in these races. A more international feel to the race than normal however this prize will head to County Limerick and the yard of Enda Bolger.