Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:15 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 51.30s
  • Off time: 15:15:07
15:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trackmate 9/1
2nd Benbane Head (USA) 16/1
3rd So Fine (IRE) 16/1
4th On The Bridge (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6R7F22- Royal Blue, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Captain Sunshine 218
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle G Sheehan (3) 140 3/14.00
2 66377-3 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 160
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-12 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 140 25/126.00
3 11-1123 Grey, Maroon triple diamond, Maroon sleeves, Grey spots, Maroon cap, Grey star On The Bridge (IRE) 76
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-11 J Scott Nick Scholfield 139 12/113.00
4 412251 Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 t P Bowen T J O'Brien 138 22/123.00
5 2P982-1 Red, white star, red sleeves, dark blue stars and cap Trackmate 154
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 H J Evans L Treadwell 132 9/110.00
6 18503P- Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 175
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-4 R Dickin C Poste 132 22/123.00
7 33-0241 Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap So Fine (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 16/117.00
8 38-0212 Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Benbane Head (USA) 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-2 t M Keighley Ian Popham 130 16/117.00
9 17302-7 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Monetary Fund (USA) 160
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 25/126.00
10 23P25P- Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Viking Blond (FR) 195
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 v1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 129 8/19.00
11 FU597-5 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-0 bt Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 128 14/115.00
12 17/3257- DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Kilmacowen (IRE) 320
Nag me
7 11-0 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 128 33/134.00
13 212154 Dark green, pink stars, pink cap Va'vite (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 10-12 A Middleton James Banks (5) 126 40/141.00
14 8/6435-6 Royal blue, red seams, royal blue sleeves and cap Rare Bob (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-12 p D T Hughes B J Cooper 126 14/115.00
15 P5-7273 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Possol (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-10 H D Daly R Thornton 124 33/134.00
16 P-1F821 Royal Blue, White Cross and sleeves, Blue cuffs, White cap, Blue hoop Up For An Oscar (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-9 pt K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 123 16/117.00
17 P-PP212 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mission Complete (IRE) 56
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-8 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 122 20/121.00
18 31424/1 Maroon, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, maroon armlets, yellow cap Sinbad The Sailor 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 George Baker Trevor Whelan (5) 122 25/126.00
19 0-3629F Royal Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Qulinton (FR) 24
Nag me
9 10-7 bt J Farrelly Brendan Powell 121 20/121.00
20 112159- Pink, light blue diamond and sleeves Tweedledrum 183
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-3 p T Symonds Benjamin Poste (5) 117 16/117.00

Verdict

A market check is always advised ahead of these qualifiers as, even at this stage of the season, trainers will already be eyeing up a tilt at the big prize itself with some of these. There are some decent stayers at the head of the weights and it would be no surprise to see the likes of Captain Sunshine, Cross Kennon and Restless Harry prominent if fully wound-up. On The Bridge, Pure Faith and Benbane Head have been in good form over the summer, as has Mission Complete, while So Fine won at Fontwell two weeks ago. Up For An Oscar landed a decent race over 2m5f at Hexham on his latest start while Sinbad The Sailor made a successful return to hurdling at Chepstow and may be capable of better. Dessie Hughes sent over Action Master to win this 12 months ago and saddles RARE BOB this time. Though better known as a chaser, last year's Grand National fifth is no slouch over timber and potentially well treated. He ran well in a pipe-opener at Gowran and could be the answer to this, though Bangor third Possol has each-way claims again.