Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:00 Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £15,376 2nd £5,770 3rd £2,889 4th £1,439
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 36.60s
  • Off time: 15:05:43
15:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Return Spring (IRE) 20/1
2nd Salubrious (IRE) 16/1
3rd Southfield Theatre (IRE) 5/1
4th Cross Kennon (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 425115- Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Salubrious (IRE) 225
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 149 16/117.00
2 14/2109- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 212
Nag me
6 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 141 16/117.00
3 4421-45 Yellow, Red spots Araldur (FR) 21
Nag me
9 11-3 A King R Thornton 140 16/117.00
4 4/1311-1 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Theatre (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-3 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 5/16.00
5 6377-38 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-2 v Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 139 12/113.00
6 221U6-1 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 24
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-2 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 139 25/126.00
7 46/U-942 White, red star, red and white hooped sleeves and cap Gauvain (GER) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
11 11-0 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 137 25/126.00
8 121115/ White, dark green hoops, white sleeves and cap Recession Proof (FR) 35
Nag me
7 10-13 J J Quinn B J Cooper 136 14/115.00
9 21-6023 White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Pineau De Re (FR) 85
Nag me
10 10-12 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 135 33/134.00
11 2/32-112 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Silver Eagle (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-11 t K C Bailey S Thomas 134 5/16.00
12 21/18P-2 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Lamb Or Cod (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 10-10 t P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 133 11/112.00
13 1/4113- WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Edmund Kean (IRE) 252
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-9 D Pipe C O'Farrell 132 7/18.00
14 0-1182P Emerald green, beige sleeves Cinevator (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 10-7 p Mrs Caroline Keevil Brendan Powell 130 50/151.00
15 302-703 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 8
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 11/112.00
16 912/5PU- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 224
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 130 7/18.00
17 P24349 Emerald Green, Maroon spots Red Not Blue (IRE) 28
Nag me
10 10-7 Simon Earle P J Brennan 130 66/167.00
19 8124P2- Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Return Spring (IRE) 214
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-2 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 125 20/121.00
Non runners
1092-7134Victrix Gale (IRE)710-11A J MartinP Townend134
1831/1141-Greyfriars Drummer510-6C J MannN Fehily129

Verdict

Cross Kennon won this in 2010 and was second last year off a higher mark. Jennie Candlish's grand servant can't be ignored. Monetary Fund, who looked on the way back at Musselburgh last week, was third 12 months ago but has 6lb more to carry this year. Southfield Theatre is interesting as he was completing a hat-trick when scoring by five lengths at Wincanton last month, though makes his handicap debut off a stiff enough mark. His yard also run top weight Salubrious while Bally Legend and Silver Eagle arrive in form and Lamb Or Cod had Araldur behind when narrowly failing to win a Grade 3 for a second time at Chepstow last month. Close House and stablemate Edmund Kean aren't without a chance but Victrix Gale was due to run over fences here yesterday. SUNNYHILLBOY was lightly campaigned last season but has a rating of 152 over fences and is also thrown in on his old form over hurdles which included victories in Listed events at Sandown and Aintree. He is well worth risking on his reappearance.