Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:00 Glenfarclas Handicap Chase 3m 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country Good,Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 17.80s
  • Off time: 16:00:11
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st A New Story (IRE) 25/1
2nd L'ami (FR) 4/1
3rd Lacdoudal (FR) 28/1
4th Another Jewel (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-16117 Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Garde Champetre (FR) 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 E Bolger Miss N Carberry 161 7/42.75
2 1/5725-1 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Monkerhostin (FR) 38
Nag meCourse Winner
13 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 156 11/112.00
3 2P-3167 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap L'ami (FR) 27
Nag me
11 11-4 E Bolger Mr J T McNamara 153 4/15.00
4 90-780F Royal Blue, Yellow star, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Preists Leap (IRE) 24
Nag me
10 10-13 b T G O'Leary D N Russell 148 33/134.00
5 9F-26R2 Black, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Black stars, Light Blue cap Silver Birch (IRE) 44
Nag me
13 10-3 t G Elliott R M Power 138 20/121.00
6 56-2327 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Sizing Australia (IRE) 27
Nag me
8 10-2 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 137 11/26.50
7 280-PP8 Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Cornish Sett (IRE) 78
Nag meCourse Winner
11 10-2 b P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 137 33/134.00
8 2-41646 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Freneys Well 44
Nag me
10 10-2 E Bolger R P Mclernon (3) 137 14/115.00
9 863-470 LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Lacdoudal (FR) 38
Nag meCourse Winner
11 10-1 P J Hobbs R Flint (3) 136 28/129.00
10 42-2U51 Orange and emerald green check, white and emerald green hooped sleeves, white cap Another Jewel (IRE) 44
Nag me
8 10-0 p D P Murphy D J Condon 135 16/117.00
11 2143-5P Emerald green, yellow hoops, blue cap Drombeag (IRE) 318
Nag meCourse Winner
12 10-0 E Bolger M P Walsh 135 33/134.00
12 6-7526P EMERALD GREEN & yellow HOOPED, Red cap Heads Onthe Ground (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
13 10-0 E Bolger P Carberry (ex2) 134 25/126.00
13 070454 Black, Royal Blue chevrons and sleeves, Black cap A New Story (IRE) 9
Nag me
12 10-0 M Hourigan A P Heskin (7) 131 25/126.00
14 245342 Light Blue, Purple sash, Light Blue sleeves, Purple stars, Light Blue cap, Purple star Double Dizzy 32
Nag me
9 10-0 t R H Buckler A Glassonbury 131 20/121.00
15 21P6-00 Dark green and white diamonds, white sleeves Oceanos des Obeaux (FR) 79
Nag me
8 10-0 p P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 128 100/1101.00
16 537642 RED, black stars, quartered cap Tawnies (IRE) 18
Nag me
10 10-0 b T G O'Leary P T Enright (3) 128 40/141.00

Verdict

The evergreen 13-year-old Monkerhostin bounced back to winning ways when successful at Sandown last month and he looks the best of the home challenge for the cross country race but this is likely to be dominated by the Irish and Enda Bolger in particular with GARDE CHAMPETRE taken to follow up his success of 12 months ago and getting the vote ahead of stable companion L'ami. The last mentioned is 4lbs better in with the selection on their running here last season when he was beaten just under two lengths so he has every chance of reversing the form but Garde Champetre loves it round here and seems to have improved since winning the race last term so can confirm the form from 2009. The 2007 Grand National winner Silver Birch has not surprisingly taken pretty well to cross country races and Gordon Elliott's gelding has to be considered but he is held by the selection on previous form here. Another Jewel is closely matched with Silver Birch on their running at Punchestown in January and is likely to struggle with a bigger threat looking to come from Sizing Australia. Henry De Bromhead's gelding is closely matched with Garde Champetre on running here in November and December but Enda Bolger's gelding keeps on finding more when needed and he can win again.