Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 17:15 Centenary Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £28,505 2nd £10,695 3rd £5,355 4th £2,670
  • Going: Good (G/Soft plcs)(Cross Country: G/Firm, Good plcs)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.50s
  • Off time: 17:16:52
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Divers (FR) 10/1
2nd Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 7/1
3rd Tullamore Dew (IRE) 13/2
4th Vino Griego (FR) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-U211F Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Songe (FR) 59
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 t1 C E Longsdon T Siddall 140 50/151.00
2 257-711 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 35
Nag me
6 11-11 N J Henderson A P McCoy 139 7/18.00
3 7-34211 Black, White seams, checked sleeves, quartered cap Premier Sagas (FR) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 N G Richards J M Maguire 139 20/121.00
4 2-91212 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 57
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-11 N J Gifford L Treadwell 139 13/27.50
5 123-116 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 38
Nag me
5 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 20/121.00
6 291-114 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Swincombe Rock 110
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies (3) 137 33/134.00
7 3-2U121 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Tharawaat (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 bt G Elliott D N Russell 137 14/115.00
8 19P413 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves and cap Quo Video (FR) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 t Tim Vaughan R J Killoran (3) 137 100/1101.00
9 252513 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Swing Bill (FR) 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 11-8 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 136 14/115.00
10 18-1242 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 p1 A Fleming D A Jacob 136 12/113.00
11 112/412 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Definity (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 136 3/14.00
12 1P-1130 Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Glenstal Abbey (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 t C F Swan D J Casey 135 40/141.00
13 6-4F231 Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Rougham 52
Nag me
5 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 136 20/121.00
14 3-FF513 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap American Trilogy (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-6 b P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 134 14/115.00
15 52-3117 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap Shakalakaboomboom (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-6 N J Henderson D Bass (3) 134 33/134.00
16 7-56323 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 b1 G L Moore J E Moore 133 20/121.00
17 F6-3125 Red and emerald green stripes, red sleeves, check cap Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 30
Nag me
8 11-5 A L T Moore Andrew J McNamara 133 25/126.00
18 11212F Grey, White epaulets Osric (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-5 N J Henderson A Tinkler 133 20/121.00
19 031591 Red and Yellow diamonds, Mauve sleeves Divers (FR) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 132 10/111.00
20 0-31163 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Sway (FR) 55
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon (3) 133 50/151.00

Verdict

Philip Hobbs won this last year with Copper Bleu and saddles Rougham this time around. The front-runner may struggle to confirm Ascot running in January with Osric, however, and also has something to find to overturn earlier Ludlow form with the mare Sway. Quantitativeeasing has won at Fontwell and Market Rasen since the turn of the year and may prove the pick of Nicky Henderson's four representatives. But just as interesting is Tullamore Dew, who hasn't finished out of the first two over fences so far. Tharawaat is gradually getting his act together and looks the pick of the Irish raiders but this is a step up in class for the hat-trick seeking Premier Sagas and Definity could find a couple of these more progressive. One such is possibly DIVERS, who appeared to have a little in hand when beating the well-regarded Nafaath at Musselburgh last month. Ferdy Murphy's seven-year-old jumps well and, if enjoying more luck than when hampered and eased over this C&D in November, looks to have a cracking chance in this off bottom weight.