Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:40 RSA Chase 3m 110y

  • Winner £74,113 2nd £27,807 3rd £13,923 4th £6,942
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 16.60s
  • Off time: 14:40:13
14:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bostons Angel (IRE) 16/1
2nd Jessies Dream (IRE) 10/1
3rd Wayward Prince 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 322-111 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Aiteen Thirtythree (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 159 8/19.00
2 P-21411 Dark blue, yellow striped sleeves Bostons Angel (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 146 16/117.00
3 441173 Yellow and Red chevrons, hooped cap Elysian Rock 66
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 M F Morris Martin Ferris 133 150/1151.00
4 F37-112 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Jessies Dream (IRE) 66
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-4 G Elliott Timmy Murphy 147 10/111.00
5 13-5112 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Magnanimity (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 D T Hughes D N Russell 141 16/117.00
6 13-1511 Red, White spots, Red Sleeves, White Cap Master Of The Hall (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 148 16/117.00
7 11/1-F53 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 15/28.50
8 12F6-1F Black, light blue sleeves, red cap Quel Esprit (FR) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 W P Mullins P Townend 145 20/121.00
9 365-1F1 Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 46
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 D G Bridgwater R Greene 146 20/121.00
10 7122-11 Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 95
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 P R Webber W Kennedy 161 7/42.75
11 121-111 Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 Ian Williams A P McCoy 147 15/28.50
12 121-111 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Wymott (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 p1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 148 11/112.00

Verdict

It's impossible to knock the form of TIME FOR RUPERT, who has taken to fences with great aplomb and looks a future star of the game. Paul Webber's charge, an excellent runner-up to Big Buck's in last year's World Hurdle, could hardly have been more impressive in beating Chicago Grey and subsequent Racing Post Chase winner Quinz in December and will take the world of beating. Wymott is highly regarded by Donald McCain and has plenty going for him, not least his defeat of Wayward Prince over hurdles at Haydock last February and, like that rival, arrives here unbeaten over fences. Aiteen Thirtythree has hacked round for his two chasing victories in minor company and could be anything but it's the Irish who may provide the main threat, particularly Mikael D'Haguenet, the 2009 Ballymore hero and the likely winner of a Grade 1 on his debut over fences at Fairyhouse in December when falling at the last, handing the race to Jessies Dream. The latter was conceding 7lb to Magnanimity when just touched off in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown and should have few problems reversing the form. Quel Esprit was in touch when falling in a Leopardstown Grade 1 last month, impeding stablemate Mikael D'Haguenet in the process, and is another fine prospect for Willie Mullins.