Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:20 Shloer Chase2m

  • Winner £31,280 2nd £9,240 3rd £4,620 4th £2,310
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.90s
  • Off time: 14:20:32
14:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wishfull Thinking 8/11
2nd Doeslessthanme (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 222111- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 211
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 151 2/13.00
3 U4324-0 Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Lancetto (FR) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 135 10/111.00
4 373053 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 P O Brady J M Maguire 122 12/113.00
5 411757 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Finch Flyer (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-0 p A Sadik Mr Jamie Jenkinson 100 100/1101.00
6 236826- Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Kinkeel (IRE) 259
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-0 A W Carroll Matthew Batchelor 71 200/1201.00
7 26F25-2 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 22
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 162 8/111.73
Non runners
13/11111-Sprinter Sacre (FR)611-10N J HendersonB J Geraghty169

Verdict

It's welcome back to the most exciting sight in National Hunt racing - SPRINTER SACRE. The concession of weight all round should prove little hindrance to the Nicky Henderson superstar who created such a magnificent impression throughout his novice chasing campaign. He jumped round here in spectacular fashion when routing Cue Card and company in the Arkle at the festival and is unopposable on his seasonal reappearance. Wishfull Thinking is a useful tool in his own right and looks the obvious one for forecast punters after finishing second in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree last time. Doeslessthanme is next best as he was much improved last term for Paul Nicholls. However, he has never been asked to participate at such an elevated level before and we'll find out more about him here.