Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:50 Auriga Network Handicap Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 36.20s
  • Off time: 15:50:13
15:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mon Parrain (FR) 14/1
2nd Forgotten Gold (IRE) 11/2
3rd Sire Collonges (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 93-9618 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Sire Collonges (FR) 36
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 p P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 145 12/113.00
2 4-48202 Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-7 v P R Webber D F O'Regan 140 7/18.00
3 21-26P7 Yellow, light blue sleeves, yellow armlets and star on light blue cap Ackertac (IRE) 37
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 b Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 139 4/15.00
4 331-505 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-6 pt C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 139 8/19.00
5 P25460 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-6 b Miss V Williams L Treadwell 139 14/115.00
6 426754 White, red star, red and white hooped sleeves and cap Gauvain (GER) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
12 11-5 pt P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 138 16/117.00
7 2734/P8 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Mon Parrain (FR) 47
Nag me
8 11-4 pt P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 137 14/115.00
8 1-U8F24 Dark green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, dark green armlets, yellow cap Forgotten Gold (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 T R George B J Geraghty 137 11/26.50
9 39P1P5 Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Bradley 18
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-13 F M O'Brien N Fehily 132 13/27.50
10 65-1847 Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-4 b P J Hobbs R Johnson 123 7/18.00

Verdict

Time For Rupert was second in a veteran's handicap at Ascot last month when Gauvain and Bradley finished fourth and fifth. There shouldn't be much between that trio again here on slightly different terms while Quartz De Thaix is interesting eased in grade and back on a winning mark. GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN has been lightly raced this season but looked to be coming to hand when fifth at Aintree 12 days ago. He won a valuable handicap at The Festival here last year and may be ready to strike again as Forgotten Gold continues to be let down by his jumping. Sire Collonges has been confined to cross-country events this term and was well beaten by Ackertac when last seen over conventional fences while stablemate Mon Perrain remains out of sorts. This may be too competitive for Imperial Circus.