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Cheltenham

  • 15:20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £156,612 2nd £58,768 3rd £29,425 4th £14,658
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places; Cross Country: Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 24.90s
  • Off time: 15:21:26
15:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Solwhit (FR) 17/2
2nd Celestial Halo (IRE) 40/1
3rd Smad Place (FR) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13-F111 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Bog Warrior (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 A J Martin B J Cooper 162 8/19.00
2 31129-4 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Celestial Halo (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-10 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 160 40/141.00
3 002663 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 144 100/1101.00
4 221-14P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 78
Nag me
9 11-10 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 158 10/111.00
5 141-210 White, dark blue seams, dark blue sleeves, grey seams, dark blue cap, orange diamond Oscara Dara (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-10 N J Henderson D Bass 153 33/134.00
6 151-112 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 167 9/43.25
7 1128-21 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Peddlers Cross (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 160 12/113.00
8 753-211 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 47
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 Nick Williams R Johnson 167 4/15.00
9 123F-32 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Smad Place (FR) 82
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-10 A King W Hutchinson 157 9/110.00
10 1222/21 MAUVE, white disc, white cap, mauve spots Solwhit (FR) 54
Nag me
9 11-10 C Byrnes P Carberry 154 17/29.50
11 19-4321 Purple, Yellow chevron and cap So Young (FR) 26
Nag me
7 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 155 20/121.00
12 42512-1 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Wonderful Charm (FR) 138
Nag me
5 11-10 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 149 12/113.00
13 251222 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Zaidpour (FR) 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 158 25/126.00
Non runners
1424536-0Cloudy Spirit811-3R HollinsheadNon Runner130

Verdict

No Big Bucks this year so a new champion will be crowned, albeit temporarily if Paul Nicholls can resurrect his stayer's career in the autumn. Wonderful Charm has attracted some support after winning a Grade 2 novice event on his UK debut but no five-year-old has ever won this. This looks too far for stablemate Celestial Halo and though Oscar Whisky was only beaten a neck over course and distance in January he again gave the impression he doesn't really stay. He'll have to held up until the last possible minute which may not be possible in this grade and he only managed fifth last year, finishing behind Smad Place. REVE DE SIVOLA was the one that overturned Oscar Whisky here last time and he's been a revelation since being switched back to hurdles. He only found Big Bucks too good on his reappearance and left Smad Place for dead in the Long Walk at Ascot in December. That looks the best form on offer. Solwhit beat So Young over 2m3f at Naas in January and the latter went on to beat Zaidpour over 2m at Gowran last month. Bog Warrior also beat Zaidpour last time but the Irish runners appear very closely matched and predicting which one of the quartet will come out on top today isn't easy. Get Me Out Of Here has a tremendous record having been placed three times previously but his stamina will have to be taken on trust today.