Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:40 Shloer Chase 2m

  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.30s
  • Off time: 14:43:15
14:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kid Cassidy (IRE) 4/1
2nd Sire De Grugy (FR) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21411-1 Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 G L Moore J E Moore 169 5/61.83
2 66314-5 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-6 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 157 12/113.00
3 12513-U Royal Blue, White stars, Red and White striped sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Special Tiara 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 H De Bromhead N Fehily 157 7/18.00
4 023F42- Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 211
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-3 b D Pipe T Scudamore 148 11/112.00
5 05/4527- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Kid Cassidy (IRE) 227
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 150 4/15.00
6 3042RR- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Mad Moose (IRE) 148
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-0 v1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 143 25/126.00
7 51/575F- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tataniano (FR) 204
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 R Rowe D A Jacob 155 25/126.00

Verdict

It was difficult not to be impressed with SIRE DE GRUGY at Chepstow. He pulled clear of several useful rivals, including Oiseau de Nuit, on the bridle and could be aimed at the Champion Chase with a similar effort here as he's already won a Grade 2. His Excellency produced several decent efforts last season after a winning a novice chase over course and season. He should be thereabouts again while Kid Cassidy was second in the Grand Annual at last season's Festival and meets third Oiseau de Nuit on identical terms. Special Tiara won a Grade 1 novice chase at Aintree in the spring but unseated Bryan Cooper on his reappearance at Naas, though is still preferred to Tataniano and the enigmatic Mad Moose.