Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:20 Ultima Frontrunner In It Solutions Novices' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £9,393 2nd £2,775 3rd £1,388 4th £694
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 28.29s
  • Off time: 13:21:42
13:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wayward Prince 9/4
2nd Balthazar King (IRE) 16/1
3rd Cannington Brook (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F06-114 Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Balthazar King (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 137 16/117.00
2 F11113 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Billie Magern 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 137 14/115.00
3 313211 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 t G Elliott D J Condon 5/16.00
4 22121-1 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Ian Williams D C Costello 9/43.25
5 2F341-4 DARK BLUE & LIGHT BLUE CHECK, white sleeves, dark blue & light blue check cap Berties Dream (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-13 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 7/24.50
6 151/411- Purple, Grey hooped sleeves Beshabar (IRE) 266
Nag me
8 10-13 Tim Vaughan Christian Williams 10/111.00
7 1/2P213- Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Cannington Brook (IRE) 218
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 13/27.50
9 181P7-3 Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Wolf Moon (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-13 M Keighley W Hutchinson 10/111.00
Non runners
8331285-Strategic Approach (IRE)810-13W GreatrexMr T Garner

Verdict

Nigel Twiston-Davies chases a hat-trick in the race but Billie Magern looks up against it so it may pay to focus on WAYWARD PRINCE and Beshabar, with the former preferred. Ian Williams has his string in fine form and looks to have a horse of real potential to go to war with over fences in Wayward Prince, who impressed when winning the Grade Two Sefton over hurdles. On the evidence of his Huntingdon win this former point-to-point winner may do better still over fences and that'd make him hard to beat. Beshabar has his first start for Tim Vaughan and looks another made for fences, so the fact he achieved a rating of 149 over timber bodes well. However, he has proved to be a rather fragile type and, while bred for the job, his lack of a run over fences makes this a formidable task. Chicago Grey dispelled any stamina doubts when beating the likes of Billie Magern and Balthazar King here last time so has to be considered a danger along with surprise Albert Bartlett winner Berties Dream, who should leave behind his Galway reappearance.