Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £57,010 2nd £21,390 3rd £10,710 4th £5,340
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.20s
  • Off time: 13:31:24
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zarkandar (IRE) 13/2
2nd Unaccompanied (IRE) 11/2
3rd Grandouet (FR) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 46 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Aikideau (FR) 20
Nag me
4 11-0 R Rowe L Aspell 100/1101.00
2 1110 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Architrave 125
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 136 40/141.00
3 31 Red, Orange diamond, Orange sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Orange diamonds Brampour (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 20/121.00
4 11 White, Purple hooped sleeves and cap First Fandango 74
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4 11-0 vt Tim Vaughan S Thomas 135 50/151.00
5 31-5211 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Grandouet (FR) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 148 13/27.50
6 9F2221 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 27
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4 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 148 22/123.00
7 2722 DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Kuilsriver (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-0 t Mrs A M Thorpe J M Maguire 120 125/1126.00
8 1114 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Local Hero (GER) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 S Gollings R P Flint 140 20/121.00
9 14 Light green, red cross belts, checked sleeves, light green cap, red diamond Mister Carter (IRE) 69
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4 11-0 T Stack W J Lee 50/151.00
10 222 Emerald Green, Dark Green Sleeves, Red Cap Molotof (FR) 20
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4 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 143 16/117.00
11 7 Royal Blue, Orange star, White sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap, Royal Blue star New Den 16
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4 11-0 pt J R Boyle C I Gillies 250/1251.00
12 3412 Red, white cap Sailors Warn (IRE) 34
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4 11-0 E J O'Grady Andrew J McNamara 33/134.00
13 22-2114 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Sam Winner (FR) 69
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 146 4/15.00
14 4U3 Orange, Maroon sash Sir Pitt 25
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4 11-0 Mrs A M Thorpe Donal Fahy 118 200/1201.00
15 62131 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Smad Place (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 A King R Thornton 147 11/112.00
16 122 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 138 11/112.00
17 3217 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Tillahow (IRE) 34
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4 11-0 M F Morris D N Russell 80/181.00
18 11F Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Trop Fort (FR) 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 50/151.00
19 0 Yellow, red sleeves, yellow and white check cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 27
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4 11-0 J J Murphy R M Power 200/1201.00
20 1 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Zarkandar (IRE) 20
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4 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 13/27.50
21 72F1 Grey, White epaulets A Media Luz (FR) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 137 12/113.00
22 21 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap High Ransom 37
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-7 p Micky Hammond F Keniry 112 125/1126.00
23 11 Black, White sleeves, Red cap, Black star Unaccompanied (IRE) 34
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4 10-7 D K Weld P Townend 11/26.50

Verdict

Paul Nicholls may hold the key to this with Sam Winner and ZARKANDAR. The former looked a superb prospect when slamming Grandouet in the trial for this here in November and can't possibly have been right when beaten in the Grade 1 Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow. Ruby Walsh has picked him over his once-raced stablemate but Daryl Jacob could be the beneficiary as his mount landed what looked a very strong Grade 2 at Kempton last month in exceptional style. Runner-up Molotof, like the winner a recruit from France, is certain to improve though his stablemates, the much-improved Grandouet and A Media Luz, who was second to him at Newbury in December, arrive in good form with obvious claims. Smad Place, who ran well in the Finale at Chepstow, is another with a chance, especially given his trainer's record in the race, while Third Intention can reverse Haydock running with Houblon Des Obeaux if ridden with more restraint as expected. Dermot Weld has declared Unaccompanied, who looked an outstanding prospect when defeating Sailor's Warn in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown, despite his insistence that she would only run if there was plenty of give in the ground.