Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:25 Sir Tristram Ricketts Novices' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 45.70s
  • Off time: 13:25:34
13:25 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyfitz 4/1
2nd Big Fella Thanks 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 71152-1 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Ballyfitz 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 4/15.00
2 20-3311 MAUVE, purple stars, white sleeves, mauve cap, purple stars Dashing George (IRE) 45
Nag me
6 11-7 E McNamara D J Casey 139 5/16.00
3 15P46B Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Dasher Reilly (USA) 23
Nag me
7 11-4 A Sadik Mr Tom David 109 125/1126.00
4 312-1 Purple, Red chevron, White and Red striped cap Mill Side 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Mr S Byrne 128 16/117.00
5 12/112-3 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Big Fella Thanks 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-13 P F Nicholls R Walsh 6/42.50
7 PP154F Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap Mr Parson (IRE) 2
Nag me
8 10-13 b S T Lewis J Goldstein 73 200/1201.00
8 29212-2 Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap West End Rocker (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 A King R Thornton 133 11/43.75
Non runners
62352-32Gone To Lunch (IRE)810-13J ScottA P McCoy143

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has plenty of runners with chances at the Open Meeting and is taken to land another prize here with the lightly raced BIG FELLA THANKS, who looks to be going the right way over fences and gets the verdict ahead of Ballyfitz and West End Rocker. The last mentioned was useful over hurdles but seemingly showed improved form on his debut over fences when chasing home Wichita Lineman at Chepstow last month and on that evidence he has to be respected. Gone To Lunch showed decent form over timber but has yet to reproduce a similar level of form in two starts over fences, while Sue Smith's Mill Side needs to improve on all known form to trouble the judge. Irish challenger is going the right way but more solid claims are held by recent course and distance winner Ballyfitz. This looks tougher than the race that he won here last month though and a better bet looks to be the progressive Big Fella Thanks.