Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:40 Ryanair Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner £154,896 2nd £58,117 3rd £29,099 4th £14,509
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:40:44
14:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Albertas Run (IRE) 6/1
2nd Kalahari King (FR) 7/1
3rd Rubi Light (FR) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 211-4FP EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Albertas Run (IRE) 61
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 166 6/17.00
2 11F/237 Light Blue and Maroon stripes, Light Blue sleeves, hooped cap Breedsbreeze (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 150 40/141.00
4 11/1552 Red, Pink epaulets Gauvain (GER) 26
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-10 Nick Williams D A Jacob 158 11/112.00
5 F-1F814 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Hey Big Spender (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 154 18/119.00
6 F4-3754 RED and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves Kalahari King (FR) 54
Nag me
10 11-10 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 162 7/18.00
7 12U-251 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Poquelin (FR) 96
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 170 2/13.00
9 FB-2322 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 155 16/117.00
10 4-11721 Light Blue and Maroon hoops, Blue sleeves, striped cap Rubi Light (FR) 26
Nag me
6 11-10 R Hennessy A E Lynch 148 16/117.00
12 54-3115 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Tartak (FR) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 t T R George P J Brennan 156 16/117.00
13 1/36455- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Voy Por Ustedes (FR) 337
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 155 11/112.00
14 13U-263 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star J'y Vole (FR) 49
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-3 W P Mullins P Townend 153 8/19.00
Non runners
3181-143Captain Cee Bee (IRE)1011-10E P HartyAndrew J McNamara158
83P-381PRare Bob (IRE)911-10D T HughesP W Flood151
1122-3325Somersby (IRE)711-10Miss H C KnightR Thornton170

Verdict

ALBERTAS RUN doesn't like the winter months but comes good at this time of year and is fancied to repeat his win in this race 12 months ago when he beat Poquelin and J'y Vole with Voy Por Ustedes even further behind. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding went on to win the Melling Chase at Aintree when Tartak was only fourth and both the disappointing Kalahari King and Poquelin failed to finish. The latter has been in good form this season, however, defying top weight in a well-contested Grade 3 handicap over this C&D in December, while Tartak beat Breedsbreeze in the Peterborough Chase at Newbury before winning another Grade 3 here on New Year's Day. Tom George's eight-year-old probably found the soft ground against him behind Riverside Theatre at Ascot last time and has decent each-way claims in this but Captain Cee Bee and Somersby were both engaged in yesterday's Queen Mother Champion Chase and the likes of Hey Big Spender, Roberto Goldback and Rubi Light appear to have a little to find at the weights.