Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:50 Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Novices' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £9,393 2nd £2,775 3rd £1,388 4th £694
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 12.50s
  • Off time: 15:51:25
15:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chicago Grey (IRE) 13/2
2nd Picture This (IRE) 6/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2F06-11 Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Balthazar King (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132 11/26.50
2 7-F1111 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Billie Magern 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 9/25.50
3 5-31321 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 11-8 t G Elliott P Carberry 13/27.50
4 538156 Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves Pilgrims Lane (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 p M F Harris Jimmy Derham 130 40/141.00
5 3/4P-6R1 Orange, Blue and Chocolate hoops, Orange cap Hell's Bay (FR) 46
Nag me
8 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 14/115.00
6 344129- Emerald Green and Light Green stripes Babysitter (IRE) 185
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 10/111.00
7 41/461-1 Red, White stars on sleeves Picture This (IRE) 161
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 6/52.20
Non runners
81/22121-Wayward Prince611-0Ian WilliamsD C Costello

Verdict

BILLIE MAGERN bids to follow in the footsteps of his popular brother Ollie Magern who picked up this prize in 2004 and may well be able to do so as he is progressing with every start since being sent chasing. He already boasts a comfortable victory over Chicago Grey and there was plenty to like about his defeat of a promising sort in Pause And Clause at Market Rasen. Balthazar King has won both starts over fences but this represents another step up in class and the newcomers may pose a greater threat. Picture This is unbeaten here over hurdles and represents a top yard whilst Wayward Prince is a Grade 1 winner over hurdles and a point winner in Ireland and is an exciting prospect for Ian Williams who has an excellent recent record with his chasers at this track.