Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:40 CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554
  • Going: Good (Cross Country: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.00s
  • Off time: 13:40:12
13:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Skyfarmer 4/1
2nd Lyvius 7/1
3rd Canadian Diamond (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3307-04 Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Dan Breen (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 p D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 135 20/121.00
2 100P0-4 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lyvius 41
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 127 7/18.00
3 0-4P722 Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Canadian Diamond (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-4 p B G Powell James Banks (5) 127 8/19.00
5 282P-24 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Maxi Chop (FR) 28
Nag me
5 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 125 7/24.50
6 1231-11 Light Blue, White stripe and armlets The Skyfarmer 15
Nag me
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 123 4/15.00
7 54-1410 Emerald green, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red star Dresden (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 S-J Davies W Kennedy 123 16/117.00
8 7/5F4-12 Dark Blue, Pink stars, sleeves and star on cap Uhlan Bute (FR) 7
Nag me
5 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 120 7/24.50
9 42-2818 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Glencree (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-9 p J Wade K Renwick 118 50/151.00
10 460-621 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-4 Ian Williams T Scudamore 113 7/18.00
Non runners
411114/2Fourth Estate (IRE)711-2N J HendersonD Bass125
1116-6521Western Approaches610-0Ian WilliamsS Twiston-Davies102

Verdict

Dan Breen could go well in this, despite top weight, as Mikey Ennis takes off 7lb but Fourth Estate must also go on the short-list after an encouraging comeback at Kempton, though Barry Geraghty keeps faith with Ascot fourth Lyvius. Canadian Diamond has been knocking on the door in this grade of late and is a couple of pounds better off than when beaten half-a-length by Zafranagar at Leicester. UHLAN BUTE got to within a length of the well-treated Lord Protector at Sandown last week on his first start since May. That was also his first start in a handicap and he could be nicely handicapped at present so gets the nod. The Skyfarmer has done little wrong over hurdles so far and only had to be pushed out to defy a penalty last time. This is a step up in grade but he shouldn't be ignored and neither should recent course and distance fourth Maxi Chop.