Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:05 Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Hurdle 3m 1f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 0.34s
  • Off time: 15:07:28
15:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goulanes (IRE) 7/1
2nd Cross Kennon (IRE) 16/1
3rd Monetary Fund (USA) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1F141-5 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Lovcen (GER) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 A King R Thornton 150 4/15.00
2 361229/ Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Bouggler 611
Nag me
7 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 142 28/129.00
3 788703 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Stonemaster (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 11-2 p D T Hughes M A Enright (5) 140 18/119.00
4 31111-2 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Themilanhorse (IRE) 183
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-2 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 9/25.50
5 4527-00 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 140 16/117.00
7 02258P- Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 184
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies David England 134 25/126.00
8 0212-65 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Star Neuville (FR) 19
Nag me
6 10-6 J J Hanlon B Hayes (5) 130 20/121.00
9 44-2112 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 10-6 p P Bowen J E Moore 130 7/18.00
10 0450-21 Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap El Dancer (GER) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-5 p Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 129 20/121.00
11 211- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Goulanes (IRE) 239
Nag me
6 10-2 D Pipe T Scudamore 126 7/18.00
12 18031-4 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Abnaki (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-1 p Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 125 8/19.00
13 9-459U1 Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Benbane Head (USA) 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 t M Keighley S Twiston-Davies 123 16/117.00
14 00-P221 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 9
Nag me
6 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 122 9/110.00
Non runners
6P2P-718Ogee910-12Mrs P RobesonJ A McCarthy136

Verdict

A Listed contest of some stature in which the highly progressive Themilanhorse is sure to be popular for the Nicholls and Walsh team - and quite rightly as he looks likely to have further scope for improvement. Lovcen has strong claims at his best too and should be involved despite topweight, whilst check out any support for the talented Bouggler on his return from a lengthy absence. However, it may be worth taking a chance with MONETARY FUND here despite his being a couple of pounds out of the handicap. He continues to deliver a good account, comes here in good nick after a battling Musselburgh win, and the Venetia Williams yard could hardly be in better form. Anything trained by David Pipe at this three-day meeting needs to be taken into consideration, so keep an eye on the unexposed Goulanes, winner of his only start over hurdles at Newbury back in the spring. He could be anything.