Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:55 Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £12,524 2nd £3,700 3rd £1,850 4th £926
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.00s
  • Off time: 14:56:05
14:55 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grands Crus (FR) 5/1
2nd For Non Stop (IRE) 9/2
3rd King's Legacy (IRE) 18/1
4th Hidden Keel 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/2311- White, black cap Lush Life (IRE) 247
Nag me
5 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 15/28.50
3 15012-1 Black, Light Green stars on sleeves Riptide 18
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4 11-6 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 133 14/115.00
4 21/1R- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap King's Legacy (IRE) 220
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-4 P F Nicholls N Fehily 131 18/119.00
5 15413-1 White, Brown sleeves and cap Hidden Keel 22
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5 11-3 C E Longsdon P J Brennan 130 14/115.00
6 212333 Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White star on cap Baracas (FR) 19
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5 11-2 E Griffin E J O'connell (5) 129 33/134.00
7 53411P- Maroon, Orange chevrons and sleeves, quartered cap Sophies Trophy (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 P Phelan Paul Moloney 128 33/134.00
8 141011 Purple and White quartered, Purple sleeves, White cap Russian War (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-1 t G Elliott Timmy Murphy 128 12/113.00
9 97212- Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Grands Crus (FR) 264
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-13 t D Pipe T Scudamore 126 5/16.00
10 1/6643-1 Red, Pink epaulets For Non Stop (IRE) 36
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5 10-12 Nick Williams D A Jacob 125 9/25.50
11 773-21 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Mister Hyde (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 125 9/110.00
12 5211-P3 Orange, dark blue chevrons and armlets, hooped cap Hoback Junction (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 Mrs L Wadham W Kennedy 125 66/167.00
13 1468-32 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Politeo (FR) 28
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4 10-10 P Nolan A P Cawley 123 20/121.00
14 5061-11 Emerald Green and White hoops, Yellow sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Rock County (IRE) 21
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6 10-9 Miss S J Harty M Darcy 122 16/117.00
15 6951-33 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Accordingtoemandem (IRE) 18
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6 10-9 Ian Williams D C Costello 122 25/126.00
16 673-1 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Heez A Cracker (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-7 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 120 12/113.00
17 6P-U111 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cappagh (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 117 11/112.00
18 85/4702- Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 293
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5 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 109 40/141.00
Non runners
21120-37Westlin' Winds (IRE)411-9C R EgertonJ A McCarthy136

Verdict

Lush Life also had the Greatwood as an option and must be respected as he bids to follow in the footsteps of Punchestowns who took this for the yard two years ago but he could struggle to concede weight all round. In an open race, there are two horses that really take the eye and if conditions were to come up soft then Grands Crus would be the one to side with as he looks extremely well handicapped on a line through Sanctuaire to whom he finished second at Taunton. As things stand though, preference is FOR NON STOP who hacked up on his first start for Nick Williams and looks a horse of real potential so may well prove up to coping with a 13lb rise in the weights. This is, of course, hugely competitive with any number of live candidates but it's well worth considering Politeo, Rock County and Baracas as Irish trainers have picked up this prize a couple of times in the last ten years and the latter looks particularly interesting as he steps up in trip.