Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:55 Morson Group Handicap Chase3m 3f 110y

  • Winner £28,505 2nd £10,695 3rd £5,355 4th £2,670
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 12.68s
  • Off time: 13:58:04
13:55 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Chase 8/1
2nd Any Currency (IRE) 6/1
3rd Junior 12/1
4th Bluesea Cracker (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21/2199- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Tricky Trickster (IRE) 217
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 P F Nicholls S Thomas 149 10/111.00
2 38313-3 Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap From Dawn To Dusk 14
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-10 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 147 14/115.00
3 2471P4- Black and orange stripes, black sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Razor Royale (IRE) 210
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-9 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 146 10/111.00
4 311-411 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Midnight Chase 29
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-9 N P Mulholland D C Costello 146 8/19.00
5 011F-S0 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Eric's Charm (FR) 14
Nag me
12 11-9 O Sherwood L Aspell 146 66/167.00
6 113138- DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Ogee 218
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-5 Mrs P Robeson J A McCarthy 142 11/112.00
7 1/7P21-0 ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Bluesea Cracker (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 11-4 J Motherway Andrew J McNamara 141 20/121.00
8 91/007-3 PINK, PURPLE cross belts, hooped sleeves, PURPLE cap Character Building (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
10 11-3 t J J Quinn A P McCoy 140 8/19.00
9 1P025/0- BLACK, WHITE cross belts, BLACK cap, RED diamond New Alco (FR) 242
Nag me
9 11-2 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 139 33/134.00
10 P1540F- MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Ballyfitz 217
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies (3) 138 15/28.50
11 225F1-P Red, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, White cap Gentle Ranger (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-11 pt D Pipe J W Farrelly 134 20/121.00
12 P2F123- Yellow, dark green stripe and armlets, dark green and yellow quartered cap Giles Cross (IRE) 238
Nag me
8 10-11 V R A Dartnall Timmy Murphy 134 20/121.00
13 0/43131- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 108
Nag me
7 10-11 b D Pipe T Scudamore 134 12/113.00
14 0/044-56 Yellow, Grey sleeves Lead On (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-10 b1 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 133 20/121.00
15 11354-3 Pink and Mauve (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap Any Currency (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-9 p1 M Keighley N Fehily 132 6/17.00
16 PP5503- Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap Zacharova (IRE) 211
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 25/126.00
18 2/8P153- Orange, Light Blue sash and sleeves, Light Blue and Orange quartered cap Wind Instrument (IRE) 213
Nag me
9 10-3 b A King W Hutchinson 126 14/115.00
Non runners
1732140-5Qhilimar (FR)610-3A E JonesR P Mclernon126

Verdict

The quirky Junior should be a factor here if consenting to put his best foot forward but he's unpredictable and therefore an unappealing betting medium. Midnight Chase is far more reliable and arrives with a great record at the track but this brave front-runner may struggle to contain these now the handicapper has had his say and we'll instead side with OGEE. A Grade One winning hurdler, Renee Robeson's horse had plenty go against him when last seen at Aintree and is better judged on a fine third at the Festival. He may well have won that race had he not blundered two from home which makes a 5lb rise appear reasonable while his record when fresh - he's won on his last two seasonal returns - completes the case. Character Building looked like winning on his return at Aintree and is a threat to all in that sort of form along with Any Currency, who appears well treated and could improve for the headgear. Razor Royale is a course winner representing a yard who enjoy success at this meeting and isn't without each-way appeal along with Tricky Trickster, who looks set to pick up a decent pot at some point but perhaps with this run behind him.