Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:05 Pertemps Final 3m

  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places; Cross Country: Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.90s
  • Off time: 14:06:09
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Holywell (IRE) 25/1
2nd Captain Sunshine 11/1
3rd Jetson (IRE) 10/1
4th Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 345-341 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 104
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 pt P J Hobbs R Johnson 148 33/134.00
2 2FP-174 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 33
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-12 b D Pipe J M Maguire 148 33/134.00
3 52P-300 Emerald green, yellow hoops, quartered cap Catch Me (GER) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-9 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 145 40/141.00
4 11-3111 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 144 6/17.00
5 4-32213 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 58
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 t Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (7) 143 100/1101.00
6 2/314-21 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 78
Nag me
6 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 143 12/113.00
7 229/083 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Bouggler 26
Nag me
8 11-6 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 142 40/141.00
8 1-11354 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-4 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 140 20/121.00
9 46/FF-51 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Sam Winner (FR) 48
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 4/15.00
10 31-2222 White, Mauve stars Holywell (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 b1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 140 25/126.00
11 474160 Black, yellow seams, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, black diamonds Action Master 77
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 t D T Hughes B J Cooper 140 33/134.00
12 U/50132 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Bakbenscher 35
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 A King W Hutchinson 140 50/151.00
13 71-343U PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Pateese (FR) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-3 b P J Hobbs M G Nolan (5) 139 50/151.00
14 P2-1789 White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 33
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 L A Dace J E Moore 138 50/151.00
15 P-2P300 Dark blue and light blue check, white sleeves, check cap Berties Dream (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-2 p H De Bromhead A E Lynch 138 33/134.00
16 870363 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Stonemaster (IRE) 75
Nag me
8 11-2 b D T Hughes D N Russell 138 14/115.00
17 5-32146 Orange, Black star, Black and Orange hooped sleeves, Orange cap, Black star Jetson (IRE) 75
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 137 10/111.00
18 11-1223 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Ballybough Pat (IRE) 75
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 A J Honeyball Nick Scholfield 137 16/117.00
19 03P-131 Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap Ely Brown (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 p C E Longsdon N Fehily 137 20/121.00
20 1-6R7F2 Royal Blue, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Captain Sunshine 33
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-1 Miss E C Lavelle P J Brennan 137 11/112.00
21 52-4664 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap American Trilogy (IRE) 78
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 b P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 136 20/121.00
22 33-5431 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 6 (ex5)
Nag me
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 131 8/19.00
23 2-17322 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 135 33/134.00
24 1-70316 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Hada Men (USA) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 135 28/129.00

Verdict

A typically competitive renewal of this Listed stayers' handicap and past results have shown us that it's folly to discard anything out of hand as the last nine winners have all started at double-digit odds. The Pipes have a decent record in the contest and Close House is lightly-raced and arrives off the back of a win in one of the qualifiers at Wincanton, where American Trilogy was back in fourth. The progressive Shutthefrontdoor beat Ardkilly Witness in another qualifier at Carlisle last month while Sam Winner has come in for significant support after beating Peddlers Cross in a jumpers' bumpers. He has won a Grade 2 over hurdles and was fourth in the 2011 Triumph Hurdle but is very short in the betting considering he's never even raced over this trip before. Top Of The Range is another tackling 3m for the first time after earning his place with a victory over 2m6f at Sandown on Friday but he may still be well handicapped and the luckless Holywell should be thereabouts again in first-time blinkers. He's slightly better off with Ely Brown than when beaten a length-and-a-half in yet another qualifier at Warwick in January. Stonemaster may come out best of the Irish contingent having finished ahead of Jetson at Leopardstown in December but this is normally a race the home team dominate and we're going to take a chance on CAPTAIN SUNSHINE. There is no doubting the seven-year-old's ability but he can cause problems at the start and needs holding up. However, he's certain to get a strong pace in this and we can see him picking off rivals one-by-one from the final turn if he gets the breaks.