Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:50 freebets.com Trophy Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.70s
  • Off time: 13:50:19
13:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wishfull Thinking 9/1
2nd Double Ross (IRE) 3/1
3rd Tap Night (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 133-662 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 156 9/110.00
2 613211 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 148 3/14.00
3 6-78114 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-13 Miss V Williams S Thomas 143 16/117.00
4 F14-722 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Cedre Bleu (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 143 8/19.00
5 5F-0403 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 24
Nag me
7 10-13 b A King W Hutchinson 143 16/117.00
6 522-288 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tap Night (USA) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell A P McCoy 142 9/25.50
7 3/U2P-P3 Dark Blue, Red disc and sleeves, quartered cap Our Mick 49
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-10 b1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 8/19.00
8 1PU-985 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 35
Nag me
6 10-7 P F Nicholls B J Geraghty 137 11/112.00
9 427-3P3 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 14
Nag me
8 10-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 134 11/26.50
10 4-23246 Red, Light Green star and star on cap Sew On Target (IRE) 14
Nag me
9 10-0 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 128 14/115.00

Verdict

Wishfull Thinking won this in 2011 but has 9lb more to carry this year. OUR MICK had every chance in the race 12 months ago when he was hampered and unseated his rider three out and is 5lb lower now. Donald McCain's charge could be interesting today in first-time blinkers and gets a tentative vote. Venetia Williams, successful last year, saddles both Renard and Shangani this time. The latter looks better treated while this could well be the day that Cedre Bleu decides to put his head back in front as he's 6lb better off than when beaten four-and-a-half lengths by the hat-trick-seeking Double Ross here on New Year's Day - third Kumbeshwar looks held. Tap Night, Ulck Du Lin and Sew On Target have all been disappointing this season.