Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:15 Longcroft Building Services Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.70s
  • Off time: 15:15:08
15:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brother Brian (IRE) 11/2
2nd Another Hero 9/1
3rd Edgardo Sol (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-03116 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Virak (FR) 33
Nag me
5 11-12 P F Nicholls Jack Sherwood (7) 146 20/121.00
2 4-76090 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Edgardo Sol (FR) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 p1 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (3) 142 14/115.00
3 P-11842 Maroon, yellow braces, maroon sleeves, yellow stars, maroon cap, yellow star Thomas Crapper 33
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 R Dickin C Poste 139 5/16.00
4 10-4458 White, dark blue star, checked sleeves, quartered cap Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 t D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 136 10/111.00
5 23920-1 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 62
Nag me
6 11-0 H J Evans L Treadwell 134 25/126.00
6 P/1-1150 White, Purple diamond, White sleeves, Purple spots and cap Royal Regatta (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 11/26.50
7 F76520 Beige, grey epaulets Swnymor (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 10-10 t Miss R Curtis Paul O'Brien (7) 130 25/126.00
8 2-75134 Scarlet, Yellow sash and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Brother Brian (IRE) 39
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-7 H Morrison T J O'Brien 127 11/26.50
9 1-4551 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Volt Face (FR) 15
Nag me
5 10-7 h D Pipe T Scudamore 127 25/126.00
10 112218 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Another Hero 32
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 126 9/110.00
11 8-23324 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-6 Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty 126 12/113.00
12 310324 Dark Green and White check, striped sleeves Big Casino 31
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 N A Twiston-Davies N Fehily 125 33/134.00
13 134611 Emerald green, red cross belts, red and emerald green hooped sleeves, red cap Boondooma (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-3 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 123 8/19.00
14 621211 WHITE and BLACK diabolo, WHITE sleeves, BLACK and WHITE striped cap Wintered Well (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 Jennie Candlish Conor Ring (7) 119 16/117.00

Verdict

Softsong, three times a winner on the Flat, gained his maiden victory over timber in impressive fashion at Doncaster in January and had a run on Polytrack a month later so should be sharp enough to get into the frame. BROTHER BRIAN has been a beaten favourite in his last two starts but there was nothing much wrong with his defeat in a Grade 3 at Sandown last month and he looks the one to be on. Boondooma was just behind in that latter event and has won twice subsequently so the form should hold up. Wintered Well has won three of his last four and though 1lb out of the handicap Conor Ring's claim is a massive bonus and another big effort is anticipated. Thomas Crapper has to be a big threat as he's already won twice here this season and his second to Don Poli in the Martin Pipe at the Festival was another outstanding run. David Pipe has two entered here with the progressive Newton Abbot winner Volt Face looking the best of the pair.