Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 19:50 Victor Chandler 08000 78 78 78 Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.20s
  • Off time: 19:54:25
19:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ashkazar (FR) 9/2
2nd Divers (FR) 12/1
3rd Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 690687 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Ashkazar (FR) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 135 9/25.50
2 1F-744F Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Song of Songs 29
Nag me
8 11-7 p1 J R Fanshawe A P McCoy 130 5/16.00
3 4-27410 BLACK, WHITE cross belts, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Balzaccio (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 A King W Hutchinson 129 14/115.00
5 F3970P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Stradbrook (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill Mr Alan Berry (3) 123 33/134.00
7 462-050 Dark Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White cap, Red star Callisto Moon 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 p R Curtis M D Grant 122 16/117.00
8 3023U1 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Olympian (FR) 12 (ex7)
Nag me
8 10-13 P W Middleton Mr Joshua Moore (7) 115 8/19.00
9 180-731 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Just Rob 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 Ian Williams D R Dennis 121 9/110.00
10 F-92560 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Yetholm (USA) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-8 P J Hobbs R Flint 117 14/115.00
11 351060 White, Dark Green stars on sleeves and cap Dishdasha (IRE) 231
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 t Mrs A M Thorpe S E Durack 117 25/126.00
12 2-52830 Red and Yellow diamonds, Mauve sleeves Divers (FR) 69
Nag me
6 10-8 Ferdy Murphy Paul Gallagher (7) 117 12/113.00
13 245131 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-6 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 115 8/19.00
14 0-128 Brown, Emerald Green epaulets Overrule (USA) 185
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 B Ellison P J Brennan 115 15/28.50
15 33-55P Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond Forget It 121
Nag me
5 10-1 G L Moore A Glassonbury 110 14/115.00
Non runners
412-Optimus Maximus (IRE)511-2N J HendersonA Tinkler125
61117Bothy410-13B EllisonK Mercer127

Verdict

Olympian won well at Plumpton at the beginning of the month and has to be respected following that improved performance but the faster ground today and the 7lb penalty for the Plumpton success makes this tougher for the eight-year-old and it may be worth siding with the reappearing OPTIMUS MAXIMUS, who gets the vote over Song of Songs. James Fanshawe's gelding fell two out when still with every chance over fences at the festival last time and he has been given a chance by the handicapper back over timber today. David Pipe's Ashkazar has been dropped a few pounds in the weights but has given little sign for encouragement of late, while Tiger O'Toole has a lot more to do than when winning at Taunton last month. A 9lb rise for his win at Ludlow last time makes this tougher for Just Rob but he still rates one of the main threats to the selection, Optimus Maximus. Nicky Henderson's gelding has only had two starts over hurdles and has not been seen since finding just Amore Mio too good at Sandown over a year ago but the trainer is very capable of getting one ready after an absence and he looks well treated for his debut in a handicap.