Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:45 Caspian Caviar Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £7,507 2nd £2,218 3rd £1,109 4th £554
  • Going: Soft (Cross Country: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.10s
  • Off time: 12:45:19
12:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Plein Pouvoir (FR) 12/1
2nd Red Rouble (IRE) 8/1
3rd The Big Freeze (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/242-41 Royal Blue, Rust and White striped sleeves, Black cap Simply Wings (IRE) 13
Nag me
8 11-12 R Lee Tom Cannon 124 9/25.50
2 215-4U4 Royal blue, red hoop, halved sleeves, red and white hooped cap Qoubilai (FR) 14
Nag me
8 11-10 t Tim Vaughan Harry Derham (3) 122 20/121.00
3 F/5112-4 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Valley View (IRE) 40
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6 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (6) 120 9/25.50
4 42119-3 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap French Ties (IRE) 197
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-8 p Jennie Candlish Ryan Mahon 120 25/126.00
5 U321-14 Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Upthemsteps (IRE) 30
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7 11-8 v Ian Williams Robert McCarth (3) 120 14/115.00
6 22-1252 Red, Yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap Plein Pouvoir (FR) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (3) 119 12/113.00
7 13242-3 Light Blue, Red sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Lexicon Lad (IRE) 48
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 t T R George Peter Carberry 118 15/28.50
8 344-U66 Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Sound Stage 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-1 p Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best 113 8/19.00
9 58-8521 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Big Freeze (IRE) 7 (ex7)
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6 11-0 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 105 8/19.00
10 U2127-U EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Bene Lad (IRE) 41
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10 10-11 J S Goldie Lucy Alexander 109 16/117.00
11 256-605 Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 33
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9 10-10 D Burchell Robert Williams 108 14/115.00
12 28P-531 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Rouble (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies Tom Bellamy (5) 105 8/19.00

Verdict

Towcester winner Simply Wings appears to be improving and has a very accomplished conditional on board. He shouldn't be far away while Plein Pouvoir is back over his best trip and Lexicon Lad usually makes the frame. Upthemsteps should strip fitter for his fourth at Bangor while Sound Stage is starting to look well treated and The Big Freeze won a novices' handicap at Exeter last week, though carries a penalty for that success. He's still preferred to stablemate Qoubilai, however, and Red Rouble must go on the short-list having scraped home at Leicester last month. VALLEY VIEW ran in snatches on his reappearance at Carlisle but did enough to suggest he should enjoy another successful season and Jonjo O'Neill's gelding, who beat Rebecca's Choice at Exeter a year ago, could represent a bit of value in this competitive heat.