Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:50 Murphy Group Handicap Chase 3m 3f 110y

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 8.10s
  • Off time: 13:53:00
13:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alvarado (IRE) 12/1
2nd Knockara Beau (IRE) 25/1
3rd Bradley 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12242/5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Burton Port (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 158 16/117.00
2 012131- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Godsmejudge (IRE) 210
Nag me
7 11-2 A King W Hutchinson 148 8/19.00
3 11/1162- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Goulanes (IRE) 213
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 146 11/26.50
4 44UP-51 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 28
Nag me
10 10-13 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 145 25/126.00
5 2P/7711- White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Quentin Collonges (FR) 203
Nag me
9 10-11 t H D Daly A Tinkler 143 9/110.00
6 34-2132 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Spring Heeled (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-10 p J H Culloty B J Geraghty 142 7/18.00
7 U113P-3 Red, white stripe, white and red diabolo on sleeves Monbeg Dude (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-6 M Scudamore R Johnson 138 10/111.00
8 321P8-8 Red, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap On Trend (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 10-3 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 135 40/141.00
9 13874-2 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tour Des Champs (FR) 28
Nag me
6 10-1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 133 9/25.50
10 9-54112 Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 64
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-0 v P Bowen J E Moore 132 25/126.00
11 0-03403 WHITE, light blue sash, brown cap Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 16
Nag me
10 10-0 v N F Glynn Brendan Powell 132 33/134.00
12 156R3-5 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Alvarado (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 10-0 F M O'Brien Paul Moloney 129 12/113.00
13 25PB-05 Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Bradley 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-0 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 128 5/16.00

Verdict

This is usually won by a decent stayer and Monbeg Dude was successful 12 months ago before going on to land the Welsh National. Michael Scudamore's eight-year-old is now 17lb higher, however, though did have a pipe-opener over hurdles here last month. Godsmejudge won the Scottish National at Ayr in April off a 9lb lower mark when Tour Des Champs finished fourth. There may be more to come this season while Goulanes is very unexposed and has won here over hurdles. Quentin Collonges stayed on dourly to land the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown in the spring and has the beating of On Trend on that run. He'll enjoy the good ground but this looks a tough task for Kelso scorer Knockara Beau and Munster National second Spring Heeled while Burton Port is still on the comeback trail. BRADLEY has plenty of stamina and was second in this last year off a 5lb higher mark. He didn't enjoy much luck after and hinted at a revival here last month. Though 4lb out of the handicap, he might give supporters a run for their money at decent odds.