Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:05 Citipost Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £13,763 2nd £4,066 3rd £2,033 4th £1,016
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places; Cross Country: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 31.30s
  • Off time: 15:05:27
15:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st At Fishers Cross (IRE) 11/4
2nd Inish Island (IRE) 3/1
3rd Destroyer Deployed 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 527-002 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 145 10/111.00
4 3116-22 Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Medinas (FR) 39
Nag me
5 11-7 A King R Thornton 140 8/19.00
5 0424/11 White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Simarian (IRE) 107
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-2 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 135 40/141.00
6 3354-08 Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Cockney Trucker (IRE) 39
Nag me
10 11-2 P J Hobbs James Best (5) 135 66/167.00
7 5140-43 Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Sivola De Sivola (FR) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 b1 T R George P J Brennan 133 11/26.50
8 1125-11 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap At Fishers Cross (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 131 11/43.75
9 2258P-9 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-11 b N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 130 20/121.00
10 4-21127 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-11 p P Bowen J E Moore 130 33/134.00
11 13343-1 Dark blue, large white spots and sleeves Inish Island (IRE) 30
Nag me
6 10-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 128 3/14.00
12 6/032-24 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Counting House (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 J A B Old J M Maguire 127 20/121.00
13 0-P2213 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 14/115.00
14 4316-35 Purple, Yellow sash, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Destroyer Deployed 14
Nag me
6 10-3 v Tim Vaughan R Johnson 122 14/115.00
Non runners
204-3221First Fandango511-10Tim VaughanMichael Byrne143
361229/0Bouggler711-7Miss E C LavelleD C Costello140
15P/PP1-6PAir Force One (GER)1010-3C J MannGavin Sheehan122
161/4F6-BSaint Roque (FR)610-0P F NichollsHarry Derham118

Verdict

Medinas has been knocking on the door and had Cockney Trucker behind when chasing home Fox Appeal at Kempton last month. At Fishers Cross had to go on the short-list after wins at Ffos Las and Newbury, though has his stamina to prove over this longer trip, while Inish Island won at Downpatrick last time and is lightly-raced. Counting House had Destroyer Deployed behind at Newbury two weeks ago and First Fandango is back over hurdles after winning over fences at Fakenham but may have a few pounds too much. SIVOLA DE SIVOLA was very well backed in a Grade 3 at Haydock last month but weakened from the last having looked the likely winner turning from home. Paddy Brennan will need to keep him covered up here but he has the ability to win this if getting the run of the race. Saint Roque was closing on the leaders when brought down over a shorter trip here last time and could also figure off a low weight.