Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:40 Ryman Stationery Novices' Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.90s
  • Off time: 12:42:02
12:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sam Winner (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1264-11 Red and White check, White cap Le Bec (FR) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-9 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 149 7/42.75
2 1P1-U1U Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Le Reve (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 11-6 Mrs L Wadham R Johnson 134 16/117.00
3 1114-12 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Shutthefrontdoor (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 13/82.62
4 F/5103-3 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Sam Winner (FR) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 11/43.75

Verdict

This is normally won by a smart novice and it would be no surprise to see all of these back here at The Festival in March. Le Bec, impressive over fences so far, beat SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR by three-quarters-of-a-length over a slightly shorter trip here four weeks ago with Sam Winner back in third. But the runner-up was staying on strongly up the hill and will be fancied to reverse the form today on 3lb better terms. Le Reve is a useful performer when on-song but is usually found wanting when pitched in at this level and has now failed to finish in two of his three chase starts.