Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:05 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.10s
  • Off time: 14:06:23
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ted Veale (IRE) 10/1
2nd Tennis Cap (FR) 11/1
3rd Manyriverstocross (IRE) 25/1
4th Shadow Catcher 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 77-2334 Red, Orange diamond, Orange sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Orange diamonds Brampour (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 b1 P F Nicholls Mr James Cowley (7) 154 50/151.00
2 064-112 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Midnight Game 61
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-8 W P Mullins D G Lavery (5) 150 33/134.00
3 111U3-2 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cotton Mill 34
Nag me
6 11-8 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 150 8/19.00
4 121-943 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 61
Nag me
5 11-6 b D K Weld M G Nolan (5) 148 25/126.00
5 16-2233 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 147 25/126.00
6 73F6/4P Maroon and Royal Blue stripes, chevrons on sleeves Ronaldo Des Mottes (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 144 50/151.00
7 0-067F8 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Starluck (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-1 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 143 66/167.00
8 403-043 Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Clerk's Choice (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 M Banks S Twiston-Davies 142 66/167.00
9 2F50-10 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Olofi (FR) 83
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 pt T R George P J Brennan 142 20/121.00
10 37-1011 RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Tennis Cap (FR) 34
Nag me
6 10-13 W P Mullins D J Casey 141 11/112.00
11 121132 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Tanerko Emery (FR) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 t D Pipe J M Maguire 141 10/111.00
12 2F11-02 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Ranjaan (FR) 49
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 12/113.00
13 2190/60 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Punjabi 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 140 22/123.00
14 111442 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Discoteca 34
Nag me
5 10-12 t G Elliott Miss Jane Mangan (7) 140 25/126.00
15 1218-2P Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star It's A Gimme (IRE) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-11 t1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 139 25/126.00
16 63/0-210 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Abbey Lane (IRE) 2
Nag me
8 10-11 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 139 28/129.00
17 51-6268 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Princeton Plains (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-10 E P Harty A P McCoy 138 14/115.00
18 1207-0 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Shadow Catcher 21
Nag me
5 10-10 p1 G Elliott D J Condon 138 16/117.00
19 03-P333 Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Dan Breen (IRE) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-10 p D Pipe T Scudamore 138 33/134.00
20 538-405 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Il Fenomeno (ITY) 48
Nag me
7 10-8 b N Meade P Carberry 136 20/121.00
21 0-31191 RED and YELLOW check, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-7 D O'Meara Timmy Murphy 135 8/19.00
22 17373/0 WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Manyriverstocross (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-7 A King W Hutchinson 135 25/126.00
23 2511-30 Maroon, White chevron, striped sleeves and cap Claret Cloak (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 135 25/126.00
24 4-31923 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Ted Veale (IRE) 48
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-6 A J Martin B J Cooper 134 10/111.00
25 262-138 Grey, Orange chevron, sleeves and cap Knight In Purple 13
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 vt J Mackie Peter Carberry (5) 134 100/1101.00
26 1-F222U White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Caravel (IRE) 197
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-5 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 133 100/1101.00
27 7-21121 Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Kian's Delight 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-4 P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 132 33/134.00
28 F1332P Royal Blue, Orange spots Kings Lad (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 10-4 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 132 33/134.00

Verdict

Five of the last six winners of this competitive handicap have been trained in Ireland so it must be worth paying particular attention to those that have travelled across the water. Willie Mullins has three entered, though Abbey Lane was unplaced in the Coral Cup on Wednesday. Tennis Cap beat Discoteca at Leopardstown last month while Midnight Game won at Fairyhouse and Thurles in December, but is less favourably weighted. AP McCoy is on the reliable Princeton Plains for Eddie Harty but we are hoping for a big run from TED VEALE near the foot of the weights. He ran very well behind Abbey Lane on his handicap debut at Leopardstown in January and should turn the form around on 11lb better terms. Tony Martin's charge may have a bit more scope than some of these. The home team could be headed by Dan Breen, who has been running well without reward this season, though Ifandbutwhynot is in great form and beat Imperial Cup second Tanerko Emery here in November. Olofi often runs well in these big-field handicaps and Cotton Mill only found My Tent Or Yours too good in the Betfair Hurdle, though has been raised 5lb since. Ranjaan would have a chance on last year's form and looks best of the rest.