Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:20 Lemington Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.80s
  • Off time: 14:21:02
14:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dragon Eye (IRE) 11/4
2nd Ceasen Desist (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/03P-13 Maroon, white star and armlets, maroon cap, white star Ceasen Desist (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 11-6 S Donohoe D N Russell 113 13/27.50
2 526114- Yellow, Brown disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Earth Planet (IRE) 174
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-6 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 136 4/61.67
3 0070-1 Light green, black epaulets, yellow cap Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies J P O'farrell (3) 118 11/112.00
4 3277P/ Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Ace of Clubs (IRE) 622
Nag me
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies David England (3) 40/141.00
5 3/3162U- Yellow, Orange and Yellow hooped cap Dragon Eye (IRE) 203
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-12 A King R Thornton 11/43.75
6 13P-139 Emerald Green, Maroon hoop, Maroon cap Pairc Na Gcapall (IRE) 159
Nag me
6 10-12 N B King Alex Merriam (7) 100/1101.00

Verdict

PADDLEYOUROWNCANOE made a pleasing impression on his first run for this yard at Southwell and gets the nod to beat Earth Planet and Dragon Eye. Although he has a bit to find on the ratings, it was hard not to be impressed by the style of the selections' victory just three weeks ago. Having shown nothing when trained over in Ireland, this strapping chaser in the making is open to any sort of improvement and this test of stamina should suit. Earth Planet is still a Novice due to some funny ruling from last season and he commands respect on this reappearance run; his handicap mark looks stiff enough so this seems a handy alley to explore under just the one penalty. Dragon Eye unseated his rider when last seen in March and has a little to prove, however his previous run behind Galient looks solid enough. Ace Of Clubs has had nearly two years on the sidelines, so a bigger danger may be Ceasen Desist who comes across from Ireland for this modest enough prize but has some solid enough form to his name. A small field to kick things off and preference is for Paddleyourowncanoe.