Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:35 Equus-Fine Dining At The Festival Handicap Chase2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.90s
  • Off time: 14:38:27
14:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Johns Spirit (IRE) 5/1
2nd Rob Conti (FR) 16/1
3rd Sew On Target (IRE) 25/1
4th Tartak (FR) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/3-2223 White, Crimson hoops, Black cap Woolcombe Folly (IRE) 81
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
10 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick (5) 152 22/123.00
2 F21125- Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 197
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-11 G L Moore J E Moore 151 16/117.00
3 P/P4P28- Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Tanks For That (IRE) 175
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 150 16/117.00
4 F1225F- Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 218
Nag me
6 11-10 A King W Hutchinson 150 25/126.00
5 231/214- Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Easter Meteor 185
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 144 7/24.50
6 21/47F-4 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 160
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 142 10/111.00
7 12/2128- Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Malt Master (IRE) 177
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 N J Henderson A Tinkler 141 20/121.00
8 F230-33 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 13
Nag me
6 10-11 P J Hobbs R Johnson 137 11/112.00
9 5/11328- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vulcanite (IRE) 221
Nag me
6 10-11 C E Longsdon A P McCoy 137 5/16.00
10 392706- Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 177
Nag me
8 10-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 132 33/134.00
11 081328 Emerald Green & yellow hoops, Royal Blue cap Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-5 t Jonjo O'Neill J Huxham (10) 131 28/129.00
12 782222 Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Rob Conti (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 130 16/117.00
13 44743F- Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Tartak (FR) 197
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-4 t V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 130 11/112.00
14 126733- Red, large Black spots, Black cap Johns Spirit (IRE) 182
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-3 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 129 5/16.00
15 11FPPP- Dark Blue, White armlets Kingsmere 195
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-2 H D Daly T J O'Brien 128 16/117.00
16 44614-2 Red, Light Green star and star on cap Sew On Target (IRE) 165
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-1 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 127 25/126.00

Verdict

A typically competitive affair in which few can be discounted. Woolcombe Folly gets little respite from the handicapper but is often thereabouts. Vino Griego got his act together last season but starts the new campaign on a high enough mark. Easter Meteor is fairly unexposed while AP McCoy has been claimed for Vulcanite, who represents a yard in brilliant form. He may have more to offer but Tanks For That and Kumbeshwar are probably better over 2m. Tartak is nicely treated and could go well while Johns Spirit is preferred to more exposed stablemate Finger Onthe Pulse but ASTRACAD ran well here on his reappearance last year and could be the one today. He's already won twice around here and was edging towards a fair mark in the spring. Tony Star may be best of the rest ahead of Sew On Target.