Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:25 Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Novices' Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.80s
  • Off time: 16:26:01
16:25 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tinker Time (IRE) 33/1
2nd Be Bop Boru (IRE) 9/1
3rd Bob Keown (IRE) 10/1
4th Even If 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 955211 Light Green, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Here's Herbie 21
Nag me
6 11-9 t Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 122 14/115.00
3 873P21 White, large dark green spots, white sleeves, dark blue spots, white cap, red spots Cadeau George 52
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 p B Pauling D Bass 120 20/121.00
4 7-20541 Pink, Purple epaulets Mister Newby (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 h R T Phillips S Quinlan 119 20/121.00
5 5PP32P White, red cross of lorraine, red sleeves, white armlets Phone Home (IRE) 21
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7 11-5 Nick Mitchell R Thornton 118 50/151.00
6 5-65311 Black, White stars, striped sleeves, Black cap Winged Crusader (IRE) 28
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6 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 117 8/19.00
7 554266 Yellow, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Tinker Time (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 R H Buckler L Heard 115 33/134.00
8 133-56 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Pay The King (IRE) 73
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-2 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (3) 115 10/34.33
9 81-42P9 Dark green and emerald green diabolo, quartered cap Patsys Castle (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 115 20/121.00
10 4-25452 Red, large White spots, Red sleeves, White spots Squire Trelawney 28
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8 11-2 pt D Skelton Harry Skelton 115 20/121.00
11 11-1494 Light blue, dark blue stars and sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue stars Kudu Shine 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 R Woollacott C O'Farrell 114 66/167.00
12 2F-F132 Royal Blue, Beige hoop, armlets and cap Ballyheigue Bay (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 C Gordon Tom Cannon 114 16/117.00
13 443612 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Bob Keown (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 b Miss R Curtis Paul O'Brien (7) 113 10/111.00
14 943743 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Even If 26
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6 10-11 p1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 15/28.50
15 455823 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Withoutdefavourite (IRE) 10
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6 10-10 Henry Oliver D F O'Regan 109 16/117.00
16 P2-3212 Black, yellow star, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star Cove 23
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7 10-8 N J Gifford L Treadwell 107 14/115.00
17 460222 Maroon, Light Blue cross belts, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Maroon stars Bebinn (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-6 B I Case Kielan Woods (3) 105 33/134.00
18 905111 YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE diamond, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, YELLOW armlets Be Bop Boru (IRE) 36
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7 10-6 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 105 9/110.00
19 4/3-9022 Yellow, purple star, purple and yellow hooped sleeves Miss Lucky Penny 18
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8 10-5 Ian Williams R J McCarth (5) 104 14/115.00
20 23P-354 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Grace And Fortune 37
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7 10-0 R Rowe J M Davies 95 66/167.00
Non runners
1533231Minella On Line (IRE)511-12Miss R CurtisPatrick Corbett125

Verdict

It's virtually impossible to find one without a chance. Be Bop Boru has completed a hat-trick in minor races and will find this very much tougher as will Here's Herbie, who has been handed an 8lb rise after completing a double last month. The lightly raced and progressive Winged Crusader acts on any going though a 9lb rise for his Warwick victory won't help in this competitive affair. BALLYHEIGUE BAY was having just his second start over timber when runner-up to the prolific Virtuel D'Oudon at Fontwell and with the experience sure to have done him good he's taken to go one better. Pay The King needs to regain his form but the quicker ground should help while Mister Newby and Even If are closely matched on their recent run at Newbury.