Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:30 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase3m 7f

  • Winner £21,896 2nd £6,468 3rd £3,234 4th £1,617
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places; Cross Country: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 15.80s
  • Off time: 14:30:22
14:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Outlaw Pete (IRE) 7/2
2nd Bostons Angel (IRE) 7/1
3rd Leac An Scail (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 81-6461 Purple, Yellow chevron and cap Uncle Junior (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 158 11/43.75
2 6P-06F2 Dark blue, yellow striped sleeves Bostons Angel (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-13 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 145 7/18.00
3 6000P7 Black, royal blue chevron and sleeves A New Story (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
14 10-12 M Hourigan D N Russell (3) 144 20/121.00
4 F42-U0P Emerald green, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white stars Lydon House 27
Nag me
13 10-9 B T Murphy A E Lynch 141 40/141.00
5 PB2-P41 ROYAL BLUE, white cross belts, check cap Arabella Boy (IRE) 27
Nag me
7 10-8 E Bolger Ms N Carberry 140 9/25.50
6 U1-05R3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Outlaw Pete (IRE) 28
Nag me
8 10-7 J Halley Mr Josh Halley (7) 139 7/24.50
7 P7-1213 Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Shakervilz (FR) 27
Nag me
9 10-3 W P Mullins D E Mullins 135 11/112.00
8 0-476P4 Orange and emerald green check, white and emerald green hooped sleeves, white cap Another Jewel (IRE) 28
Nag me
10 10-3 D P Murphy D J Condon 135 25/126.00
10 19U0-P0 Light Blue, Purple sash, Light Blue sleeves, Purple stars, Light Blue cap, Purple star Double Dizzy 28
Nag me
11 10-0 pt R H Buckler A Glassonbury (ex2) 130 33/134.00
11 P71-574 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Maljimar (IRE) 62
Nag meCourse Winner
12 10-0 Nick Williams J Reveley (ex3) 127 8/19.00
12 122351 Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Leac An Scail (IRE) 23
Nag me
11 10-0 Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 113 40/141.00
Non runners
926R3-09Wedger Pardy (IRE)1110-0K C BaileyMiss J Coward131

Verdict

Uncle Junior usually knows his way around here but was among several who took the wrong course in this 12 months ago. He had Outlaw Pete, Another Jewel, Wedger Pardy and Double Dizzy behind when winning easily over C&D four weeks ago, however, and is unlikely to be far away again. The top weight makes more appeal than stablemate Shakervilz. Veteran A New Story may not be the force of old while Maljimar has never had much luck over these obstacles and Arabella Boy may struggle to confirm Punchestown running with BOSTONS ANGEL, despite re-opposing on better terms. That race was the first time Jessica Harrington's classy eight-year-old had tackled cross-country fences and he'll know more today.