Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:05 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.00s
  • Off time: 14:07:30
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alderwood (IRE) 20/1
2nd Edgardo Sol (FR) 25/1
3rd Sailors Warn (IRE) 16/1
4th Plan A (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23134-3 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Starluck (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 150 33/134.00
2 462-744 Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Clerk's Choice (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 O Sherwood Peter Carberry (5) 150 33/134.00
3 46-1145 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 78
Nag me
7 11-11 P W Flynn T Doyle 149 16/117.00
4 426290 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Via Galilei (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 G L Moore J E Moore 144 33/134.00
5 31-1132 Pink, pink cap, royal blue spots Ubi Ace 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 144 14/115.00
6 712276 Red, white cap Sailors Warn (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 11-5 E J O'Grady A E Lynch 143 16/117.00
7 4-21313 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Raya Star (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 A King R Thornton 143 8/19.00
8 5-10520 Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 142 25/126.00
9 2-61340 Red, White hollow box and cap The Bull Hayes (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 p Mrs J Harrington P Townend 141 50/151.00
10 38-3265 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Dirar (IRE) 146
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 G Elliott D J Condon 140 20/121.00
11 31U5P-8 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Dee Ee Williams (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-2 b N J Gifford A Glassonbury 140 50/151.00
12 11485-3 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Local Hero (GER) 30
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-2 p1 S Gollings B Hughes 140 20/121.00
13 610120 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Alderwood (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 T Mullins A P McCoy 139 20/121.00
14 11-U143 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap Lifestyle 48
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 33/134.00
15 04-5360 Red, Black braces Alarazi (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 138 50/151.00
16 611P26 Red, Yellow Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, Dark Green cap Plan A (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-13 G Elliott P Carberry 137 20/121.00
17 311435 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-13 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (7) 137 25/126.00
18 21-P09P Orange, Blue and Chocolate hoops, Orange cap Hell's Bay (FR) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-13 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 137 100/1101.00
20 42-1113 Yellow, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow diamonds Magnifique Etoile 69
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily 136 12/113.00
21 110363 Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, light green and dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 33
Nag me
6 10-12 A J Martin B J Cooper 136 20/121.00
22 38-42F5 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Olofi (FR) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-12 pt T R George P J Brennan 136 13/27.50
24 4218 Light Blue and Maroon (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets Ted Spread 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-11 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 135 10/111.00
25 19321 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-11 t J Scott Nick Scholfield 135 16/117.00
26 42114 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-10 R A Fahey D F O'Regan 134 33/134.00
27 0-71321 White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Citizenship 48
Nag me
6 10-9 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 133 11/26.50
28 P11478 Light green, red spots, red cap Court In Session (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-8 M Keighley A P Cawley 132 66/167.00
Non runners
19123761/Snap Tie (IRE)1010-13P J HobbsR Johnson137
2310/0Master of Arts (USA)710-11D PipeT Scudamore135

Verdict

Ted Spread and Master Of Arts were both well backed for the Imperial Cup at Sandown on Saturday but neither ever looked like winning. Ubi Ace and Raya Star have already enjoyed a profitable season but could be in the handicapper's grip now, though the latter had Olofi, Sailors Warn, Via Galilei, Desert Cry and Alarazi behind at Newbury last time and should finish ahead of that quintet again. Harry Derham takes 7lb off course winner Edgardo Sol and he could play a part, but this may be too tough for novices Magnifique Etoile and Ingleby Spirit. Snap Tie is undeniably well handicapped but will surely need this and preference is for REDERA. Tony Martin's charge is a proven good ground performer and was returning from a break when a fast-finishing third at Leopardstown last month. His trainer gave him a spin around here in November and he should be attractively priced for a return to winning ways. Compatriot Alderwood also makes some appeal with McCoy on board, while the enigmatic Lifestyle could be the type to run well in a race of this nature and shouldn't be discounted.