Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:15 Citipost Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £13,763 2nd £4,066 3rd £2,033 4th £1,016
  • Going: Good (Cross Country: Good, Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.00s
  • Off time: 15:15:27
15:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 10/1
2nd Return Spring (IRE) 7/1
3rd So Fine (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3364-76 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 146 16/117.00
2 1311-13 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Theatre (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 144 11/43.75
3 417P-11 Maroon, yellow braces, maroon sleeves, yellow stars, maroon cap, yellow star Thomas Crapper 28
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 R Dickin C Poste 134 9/25.50
4 024137 Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap So Fine (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 132 20/121.00
5 124P2-1 Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Return Spring (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 7/18.00
6 9624-28 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Mister Dillon 170
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 130 11/112.00
7 12/5PU-0 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 128 10/111.00
8 434983 Emerald Green, Maroon spots Red Not Blue (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-7 Simon Earle D Elsworth 127 25/126.00
9 34842-0 Purple, Yellow sash, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Destroyer Deployed 210
Nag me
7 10-6 v Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 126 14/115.00
10 3236-12 Purple, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, quartered cap Angles Hill (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-5 R Woollacott Conor Shoemark (5) 125 11/112.00
11 3P2-523 Red, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Abruzzi 21
Nag me
5 10-0 T Symonds Benjamin Poste (5) 120 8/19.00

Verdict

Philip Hobbs usually has a fancied runner in this and Return Spring will be popular having short-headed Salubrious over 3m2f here on his reappearance. But SOUTHFIELD THEATRE was only a nose away in third and there's every chance that Paul Nicholls' five-year-old could reverse the form over the shorter trip. He gets the vote as stable companion Edgardo Sol has plenty to prove over 3m and this will be a first try over the trip for Thomas Crapper, who only beat Angles Hill by three-quarters-of-a-length over 2m5f here last time and is slightly worse off at the weights. Sunnyhillboy has tumbled down the weights but has yet to show much improvement for it and Mister Dillon also has questions to answer on his return. Newbury third Red Not Blue looks held by a few of these on earlier form.