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Cheltenham

  • 13:20 CF Roberts Electrical Mechanical Services Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.00s
  • Off time: 13:21:25
13:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark Lover (GER) 9/2
2nd Open Day (IRE) 7/1
3rd Dan Breen (IRE) 12/1
4th Gallox Bridge 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 121214 Green, orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Hawkhill (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 t Tim Vaughan Jason Kiely (10) 135 20/121.00
2 9203-P3 Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Dan Breen (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 p D Pipe F J Hayes (10) 135 12/113.00
3 1/4212-P Maroon and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, maroon cap, orange star Bold Chief (IRE) 39
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7 11-10 t H Fry N Fehily 133 12/113.00
4 2121/17 Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Dark Lover (GER) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 131 9/25.50
5 4627-00 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 20
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8 11-6 J S Goldie Lucy Alexander (3) 129 66/167.00
6 11433- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 241
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5 11-5 N J Henderson A Tinkler 128 14/115.00
7 0120- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Tom Du Lys (FR) 230
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 128 6/17.00
8 444-100 Dark blue and beige diabolo, dark blue sleeves, beige cap Zama Zama 26
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5 11-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 127 66/167.00
9 6F22-49 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Nampour (FR) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 127 16/117.00
10 5-33377 White, Dark Green braces, diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, White star Kayaan 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 Mrs P Sly W Hutchinson 125 50/151.00
11 012423 Red, White sleeves, Orange stars Falcarragh (IRE) 27
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5 11-2 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 125 8/19.00
12 364-121 White, Maroon hoops, chevrons on sleeves Turn Over Sivola (FR) 25
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5 11-0 A King R Thornton 123 7/18.00
13 503/070- White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap Secret Dancer (IRE) 56
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7 10-10 A E Jones Nick Scholfield 119 66/167.00
14 8763/81 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Open Day (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-10 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 119 7/18.00
15 0/811U-2 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Gallox Bridge 34
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7 10-9 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 118 10/111.00
16 79-0742 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Trip The Light 48
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7 10-8 b P W Middleton Thomas Garner (7) 117 25/126.00
17 3216-4 Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap Talkin Thomas (IRE) 64
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6 10-3 N G Richards B Harding 112 12/113.00

Verdict

Dark Lover wasn't beaten far in a Grade 3 handicap over C&D last month. A winner here on his reappearance, Paul Nicholls' seven-year-old may still be on a decent mark and should be thereabouts again. Tim Vaughan runs three with a 10lb claimer Jason Kiely on board the tough Hawkhill, though the top weight has already had a busy campaign. Sandown second Gallox Bridge may be more of a danger today. Turn Over Sivola makes his handicap debut having easily landed the odds at Plumpton last month while Open Day comes here off the back of a win at Leicester, though is 7lb higher now. Nicky Henderson runs Top Of The Range and the four-year-old TOM DU LYS and with Barry Geraghty taking the ride on the latter it's safe to assume he's the stable's first choice. A winner twice in his native France last year, he was well beaten on his UK debut in the spring but was probably still acclimatising and should be a different proposition now. He gets the nod though Nampour is well treated if getting back to anywhere near his best.