Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 12:45 Ryman Stationery Novices' Chase3m 1f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 18.80s
  • Off time: 12:45:10
12:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highland Lodge (IRE) 2/1
2nd Our Father (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22/10P-1 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets Our Father (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-9 D Pipe T Scudamore 154 8/111.73
2 1/114-13 WHITE, DARK BLUE sash, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Highland Lodge (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 11-6 Miss E C Lavelle B J Geraghty 139 2/13.00
3 9S1-144 Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What A Warrior (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 11-6 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 132 16/117.00
4 234P-43 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Best Served Cold 28
Nag me
6 11-1 M Hourigan A P Heskin 8/19.00
6 83173-3 dark blue and pink quartered, dark blue sleeves, pink armlets Simply Ben (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-1 Nick Mitchell Mr R G Henderson 40/141.00
Non runners
5123F/32Court In Motion (IRE)711-1Miss E C Lavelle2nd Preference144

Verdict

OUR FATHER's easy defeat of the more experienced Sire Collonges and White Star Line over C&D on his chasing debut was a real eye-opener. What A Warrior was a well-beaten fourth and looks held and David Pipe's grey could be a star in the making - he can concede weight to some decent novices here. Emma Lavelle saddles both Highland Lodge and Court In Motion with Barry Geraghty switching from the latter, a fair second to Dynaste here last time, to the former, who kept on well behind Harry Topper at Newbury last time considering he was prominent from the outset. This might be too much too soon for Michael Hourigan's Punchestown third Best Served Cold and Simply Ben faces a stiff task on his chasing bow.