Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:40 David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle 2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 45.20s
  • Off time: 16:40:24
16:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quevega (FR) 6/4
2nd Carole's Legacy 20/1
3rd Voler La Vedette (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9/311-39 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Quevega (FR) 296
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 156 6/42.50
2 135-900 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Stravinsky Dance 31
Nag me
5 11-5 b1 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 135 50/151.00
3 15-1111 Red, light blue sleeves, red spots Voler La Vedette (IRE) 77
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 C A Murphy B J Geraghty 154 9/43.25
4 048031 Dark Blue and Red halved, hooped sleeves, White cap Zarinava (IRE) 38
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6 11-5 Mrs J Harrington Paul Moloney 126 25/126.00
5 118-2B8 Light Blue, Orange sash Argento Luna 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 O Sherwood S P Jones 128 33/134.00
6 120425 Red and yellow stripes, red sleeves, red cap, yellow diamonds No One Tells Me 27
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5 11-3 p Mrs J Harrington R M Power 128 16/117.00
7 6-11693 Dark Blue, Grey stripe and armlets Alasi 11
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6 11-0 P R Webber W Kennedy 118 100/1101.00
8 P12F40 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Amber Brook (IRE) 38
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9 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 142 33/134.00
9 FUP-521 Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Arctic Magic (IRE) 45
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-0 W S Kittow T J O'Brien 127 33/134.00
10 14323-6 PURPLE, gold hoop on body and sleeves, yellow cap, purple spots Aura About You (IRE) 318
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 P Nolan A P Cawley 136 28/129.00
11 104-111 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Carole's Legacy 47
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 132 20/121.00
12 3P62-12 Green, Blue sleeves, Blue and Yellow quartered cap Easter Legend 52
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6 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 139 11/112.00
13 531350 BLACK, orange sash, white cap, orange star Here Comes Sally (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-0 P M Pierce S W Flanagan 123 100/1101.00
14 732402 BLACK, YELLOW disc, striped sleeves and cap Just Beware 15
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8 11-0 p Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison 96 200/1201.00
15 213-883 Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Pepite De Soleil (FR) 38
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5 11-0 P F Nicholls R Thornton 133 33/134.00
16 797 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Princess Rainbow (FR) 36
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5 11-0 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 200/1201.00
17 11310F Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sway (FR) 16
Nag me
4 10-11 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 141 9/110.00

Verdict

Jonjo O'Neill's French import Sway has fallen in each of her last two starts and she has claims if her jumping holds up but this is likely to lie between VOLER LA VEDETTE and Quevega with preference for the former. Colm Murphy's mare showed decent form as a novice last season but has improved this term with wins at Puchestown, Down Royal and Leopardstown, earning a rating of 161 and she will be hard to beat on ideal ground conditions. Nicky Henderson's Stravinsky Dance has been well held in her last two starts and is hard to recommend, while Jessica Harrington's Zarinava has a lot more to do than when successful at Doncaster last time. Stable companion No One Tells Me is held by the selection on running at Leopardstown and of more interest may be Emma Lavelle's Easter Legend, who looks to be going the right way. The Willie Mullins-trained Quevega won this event 12 months ago and has every chance if able to reproduce the same level of form today but she disappointed in France when last seen in April and lack of a recent run is a concern so a safer option looks to be Voler La Vedette.