Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:45 Ultima Business Solutions Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.95s
  • Off time: 15:46:07
15:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zafranagar (IRE) 14/1
2nd Sweet World 11/1
3rd Coeur de Fou (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 20-23F1 Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves Dinarius 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-12 A M Hales P Merrigan (3) 109 7/18.00
3 5455-02 Yellow and dark green diabolo, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, quartered cap Psi (USA) 7
Nag me
4 11-7 t1 G L Moore J E Moore 108 5/16.00
4 132-432 Emerald Green, Royal Blue hooped sleeves and cap High Bird Humphrey 23
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-3 p S G West M H Naughton (3) 111 7/18.00
5 150509 Royal Blue and Yellow quartered, striped sleeves, hooped cap Eyeffess (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 P J Rothwell Donal Macauley (5) 98 40/141.00
7 212233 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Sweet World 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 B J Llewellyn Miss Isabel Tompsett (7) 110 11/112.00
8 00-0PP1 Light blue and dark blue halved, hooped sleeves, striped cap Vinnes Friend (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 P J Rothwell S Jackson (3) 97 5/16.00
9 073/347- Maroon and Dark Green diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Maroon and Pink quartered cap L'Homme de Nuit (GER) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-1 p G L Moore P Hide 109 11/112.00
10 063- Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 10-11 A W Carroll R Thornton 105 14/115.00
11 953-022 Pink, purple cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Playing With Fire (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 10-11 R Dickin W P Kavanagh (3) 101 16/117.00
12 20705-6 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Coeur de Fou (FR) 31
Nag me
4 10-8 T R George S Thomas 102 25/126.00
13 212 Pink, Maroon star Alazan (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 10-3 P J Hobbs R Johnson 113 7/24.50
Non runners
119/37-3Wizard of Odds711-12N J GiffordMr D H Dunsdon120
6633Points of View411-2K C BaileyT Siddall110

Verdict

Dinarius was good value for his win at Carlisle at the beginning of the month but an 11lb rise for that success leaves the Alex Hales-trained gelding facing a stiff task to follow up and a better bet looks to be PSI, who gets the vote ahead of Alazan. The three-year-old has only had three runs over hurdles for Philip Hobbs and he looks reasonably well treated on his handicap debut off a mark of 113. High Bird Humphrey has run two decent races this season, over fences on his reappearance and back over hurdles when beaten a nose by Whisky Magic at Carlisle last month and he has every chance but a 6lb rise since that run makes this tougher. Vinnes Friend put previous disappointments behind him when winning at Wexford last month and has to be considered along with Bernard Llewellyn's Sweet World, who has run to a consistent level of form of late and should be thereabouts again. Preference though is for Gary Moore's Psi, who stepped up from the form of his reappearance run when narrowly beaten by Scots Dragoon at Sandown recently and a reproduction of that effort may well suffice for the four-year-old.