Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 17:15 Softrack Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 17:16:15
17:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mister Apple's (FR) 9/1
2nd Gaora Lane (IRE) 7/1
3rd Runshan (IRE) 8/1
4th Skipper's Lad (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9F145-2 Light Blue, Red and Black striped sleeves Galant Nuit (FR) 154
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5 11-12 Ferdy Murphy Mr N Moscrop (7) 124 20/121.00
2 234725- GOLD, BLACK sleeves, BLACK and RED check cap Gaora Lane (IRE) 184
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8 11-6 C J Mann Mr Derek O'Connor 119 7/18.00
4 P528/11- Royal Blue, Red epaulets, White sleeves and cap First Feerie (FR) 357
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6 11-5 Noel T Chance Mr J Tudor 118 25/126.00
5 P/413-11 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Present Gale (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 p Jonjo O'Neill Mr Alan Berry 117 12/113.00
6 7412-13 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Mister Apple's (FR) 95
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-3 p Ian Williams Mr O Greenall 116 9/110.00
7 54121P Black and White quartered, hooped sleeves and cap Kells Castle 13
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7 11-3 v G Elliott Miss N Carberry 106 8/19.00
8 12PPP-9 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Quarry Town (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 v1 D Pipe Mr J McGrath (7) 115 33/134.00
9 758511 Yellow, Maroon stars, Yellow and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Yellow and Green hooped cap Oscar Glory (IRE) 23
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9 10-11 p E Cawley Mr J J Codd 96 11/26.50
10 458154 Pink, Light Blue seams and sleeves, Grey cap Openide 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-9 b B W Duke Ryan Mahon (5) 108 16/117.00
11 51U05P Maroon, Orange and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Dune Raider (USA) 19
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8 10-8 p Dr R D P Newland Miss P Gundry 107 50/151.00
12 35P8-4P Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Bafana Boy 41
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9 10-7 b1 Mrs S Leech Miss H Watson (7) 106 40/141.00
13 79P5-P4 Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Hautclan (FR) 95
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10 10-6 A E Jones Mr Tom David (5) 105 40/141.00
14 57842P White, red spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap See Double You (IRE) 13
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6 10-4 E M O'Sullivan Mr R O Harding 104 9/110.00
15 250146- Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap River Indus 214
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9 10-4 R H Buckler Miss C Allen (5) 103 20/121.00
16 323241 Light Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Skipper's Lad (IRE) 12 (ex7)
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7 10-4 bt C L Tizzard Mr R G Henderson (7) 96 17/29.50
17 693-432 Purple, Black and White check sleeves Runshan (IRE) 12
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9 10-1 t D G Bridgwater Mr S Drinkwater (7) 100 8/19.00
18 1014P6 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow diamond Keltic Lord 26
Nag meDistance Winner
13 10-0 P W Hiatt Mr J Banks (7) 98 66/167.00
Non runners
38-16897Prestbury Knight911-6N A Twiston-DaviesS Twiston-Davies119

Verdict

Hat-trick seekers First Feerie, Oscar Glory and Present Gale must be high on any shortlist, however a chance is taken on OPENIDE. Brendan Duke's stable favourite was a winner at Uttoxeter in July in first-time cheek-pieces. A hold-up tactic was tried that day and it has been employed since, although perhaps he was given too much to do last time out at Perth. His late headway was eye-catching however and at this more suitable track and with the cheek-pieces swapped for blinkers, a big run is expected. Galant Nuit is not one to take lightly on his return, a comment that also applies to Gaora Lane who has some solid handicap form to his name including a second place in this contest last year. Ahead of him was Mister Apple's who stays all day; his mark of 116 looks high enough however given his win in this race last year came off 101. Kells Castle is another who is up in the weights but he may not be done with yet, a comment that also applies to Oscar Glory who was impressive over hurdles last time out at Perth. Irish challenger See Double You's best form has arguably been on a softer surface so he might need some rain, a comment that doesn't apply to Skipper's Lad and Runshan who are both fine on a quick surface. An open heat but Openide is preferred.