Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:40 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase3m 7f

  • Winner £21,896 2nd £6,468 3rd £3,234 4th £1,617
  • Going: Good (Cross Country: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 17.60s
  • Off time: 14:42:42
14:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sire Collonges (FR) 7/1
2nd Any Currency (IRE) 9/2
3rd Pasquini Rouge (FR) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 631PP-5 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-12 t G Elliott Mr J J Codd 141 15/28.50
2 1293-96 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Sire Collonges (FR) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 p1 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 139 7/18.00
3 3629F0 Royal Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Qulinton (FR) 56
Nag me
9 11-3 J Farrelly R Flint 132 33/134.00
4 12-70U8 White, Royal Blue hoops, White and Yellow hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Zest For Life (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 11-1 p1 E Bolger Mr S Waley-Cohen (5) 130 33/134.00
5 490-P53 Pink and Mauve (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap Any Currency (IRE) 28
Nag me
10 10-12 M Keighley Ian Popham 127 9/25.50
6 26-45UF ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Shalimar Fromentro (FR) 34
Nag me
7 10-11 p1 Nick Williams J Reveley 126 8/19.00
7 22-11P5 Dark Blue, Orange diabolo and cap Pasquini Rouge (FR) 47
Nag me
5 10-11 pt P Quinton D Cottin (ex1) 126 16/117.00
8 231517 Dark Blue and Orange Diabolo, Dark blue Cap Taiga Des Chambres (FR) 47
Nag me
6 10-10 bt P Quinton Colm McCormack (5) 125 50/151.00
9 229F-06 Yellow, emerald green braces, emerald green cap Jacks Island (IRE) 8
Nag me
10 10-8 J P Kenny S Twiston-Davies 123 40/141.00
10 3465-18 Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 10-8 p P J Hobbs R Johnson 123 8/19.00
11 310P1S Light Blue, large Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap Keep On Track (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 10-1 E Bolger Ms N Carberry 116 3/14.00
12 038P86 Royal blue, white sash and sleeves, white spots on cap Save My Blushes 18
Nag me
7 10-0 p Denis Hogan Miss E McCutcheon (7) 114 66/167.00
13 51414F Light blue, dark blue hooped sleeves, quartered cap Quercy Du Manoir (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 hbt J P Gasnier Mr G Cottreau (7) 113 9/110.00

Verdict

Enda Bolger used to farm the cross-country races here but his influence has diminished in recent years and neither of his runners today, Zest For Life and Keep On Track, make much appeal. Chicago Grey is hard to predict nowadays but did finish ahead of Sire Collonges and Zest For Life here four weeks ago, though has it all to do to reverse that running with third ANY CURRENCY. Martin Keighley's charge finished almost five lengths ahead of Gordon Elliott's grey and is now 11lb better off. A similar effort should make him tough to beat. Shalimar Fromentro has run well in cross-country races before while Pasquini Rouge finished well ahead of stablemate Taiga Des Chambres at Saumur in October and looks the best of the French challengers. Imperial Circus won at Ludlow two runs ago but is tackling this unique course for the first time today.