Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase 3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £327,326 2nd £122,826 3rd £61,499 4th £30,635
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 44.50s
  • Off time: 15:35:40
15:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Windermere (IRE) 20/1
2nd On His Own (IRE) 16/1
3rd The Giant Bolster 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21/11-61 Navy Blue, Scarlet stripe and cap Bobs Worth (IRE) 76
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 180 6/42.50
2 03-1012 Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 27
Nag me
8 11-10 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England 157 50/151.00
4 4-16143 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 158 50/151.00
5 11-F443 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Katenko (FR) 34
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 155 66/167.00
6 512512 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-10 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 146 66/167.00
7 1111/31 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Last Instalment (IRE) 33
Nag me
9 11-10 P Fenton B T O'Connell 170 15/28.50
8 231-876 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 33
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 J H Culloty D N Russell 152 20/121.00
9 F423-55 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Lyreen Legend (IRE) 33
Nag me
7 11-10 D T Hughes P Carberry 153 33/134.00
10 176611 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap On His Own (IRE) 20
Nag me
10 11-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 161 16/117.00
11 11F3-31 Red, pink hoop and armlets Silviniaco Conti (FR) 78
Nag me
8 11-10 P F Nicholls N Fehily 177 11/43.75
12 6203-92 Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Teaforthree (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-10 Miss R Curtis Nick Scholfield 153 33/134.00
13 47-7U51 Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 48
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-10 hv D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 160 14/115.00
14 381-131 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Triolo D'alene (FR) 104
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 N J Henderson A P McCoy 158 10/111.00
Non runners
313-3423First Lieutenant (IRE)911-10M F MorrisD J Casey164

Verdict

Last Instalment certainly looked a class act when beating Tidal Bay in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown last month. First Lieutenant was only third with Lyreen Legend and Lord Windermere further behind and it's difficult to see any of that trio reversing the form here if Philip Fenton's star chaser handles Cheltenham's undulations and the faster surface. But it's very difficult to ignore defending champion BOBS WORTH, who is five from five at the track and has won at each of the last three Festivals. He may not be as big as some of his contemporaries and isn't the greatest of jumpers but he's all heart and will be powering up the hill again as others drop away. His stamina again cane into play in the Lexus Chase last time when out-staying First Lieutenant. Silviniaco Conti was still in touch and going well when falling three out 12 months ago and won the King George in December but he was up against some non-stayers that day. Last year's fourth The Giant Bolster has a good record at The Festival and could have place claims with the ground drying out with the progressive Triolo D'alene possibly the pick of the remainder.