Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:30 Jewson Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places; Cross Country: Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.90s
  • Off time: 13:30:47
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benefficient (IRE) 20/1
2nd Dynaste (FR) 11/8
3rd Changing Times (IRE) 100/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 321-122 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Aupcharlie (IRE) 54
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 W P Mullins A E Lynch 148 15/28.50
2 7-21241 Emerald Green and Red stripes, Red sleeves, quartered cap Benefficient (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 h A J Martin B J Cooper 147 20/121.00
3 622-111 Pink, Royal Blue cap Captain Conan (FR) 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 152 5/16.00
4 P-22114 Orange, white seams, grey sleeves, white stars, orange cap, white stars Changing Times (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 140 100/1101.00
5 7-53112 Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 39
Nag me
7 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 142 100/1101.00
6 428-111 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dynaste (FR) 78
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 161 11/82.38
7 2/52-113 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Marito (GER) 47
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 141 12/113.00
8 5B1-F11 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Module (FR) 43
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 t T R George P J Brennan 145 16/117.00
9 5-12412 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Molotof (FR) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 N J Henderson A P McCoy 152 25/126.00
10 3F/P-112 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Sire Collonges (FR) 117
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 146 20/121.00
11 213312 Orange, emerald green chevrons, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 N Meade P Carberry 146 11/112.00
12 4-23332 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 151 25/126.00
13 19-7121 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Argocat (IRE) 78
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 T J Taaffe D N Russell 146 22/123.00

Verdict

DYNASTE tackles this shorter race rather than the RSA Chase and can confirm himself among the season's top novice chasers by shrugging off a strong challenge from at home and across the Irish Sea. David Pipe's seven-year-old beat a small-but-select field over track and trip in November before winning at Newbury and easily beating today's rivals Third Intention and Molotof in the Grade 1 Feltham over 3m at Kempton. Colin Tizzard's charge made the unbeaten Captain Conan work hard for victory next time which suggests the selection has the beating of that one while Molotof went on to win a competitive handicap at Warwick before finishing second in a Grade 2 at Kempton. Benefficient is consistent but flattered by his recent win in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown while Sire Collonges hasn't been seen since well beaten by Our Father over 3m1f here in November. Texas Jack has claims on his close second to Boston Bob at Leopardstown and none of the others can be completely ruled out, though the five-year-old Argocat may struggle only receiving a pound from his older rivals.