Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 16:10 Steel Plate And Sections Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.00s
  • Off time: 16:13:18
16:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lac Fontana (FR) 4/1
2nd Totalize 8/1
3rd Amore Alato 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1376-04 Black, black and maroon striped cap Ruacana 49
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 141 14/115.00
2 146150 Red, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, White cap Waterunder (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 t D Pipe T Scudamore 136 16/117.00
3 81-411 Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Amore Alato 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 Nick Williams A P McCoy 135 4/15.00
4 750-019 Yellow, emerald green seams, yellow cap, emerald green star Citizenship 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 135 12/113.00
5 111/B-73 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Lexi's Boy (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 134 11/112.00
6 2115-P Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Totalize 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 h B Ellison J E Moore 129 8/19.00
7 131-941 White, dark blue chevron, dark blue cap Quick Decisson (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 127 4/15.00
8 238-14 Red, pink hoop and armlets Lac Fontana (FR) 69
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 127 4/15.00
9 223414 Black, red disc, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Nesterenko (GER) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-11 h N J Henderson B J Geraghty 126 8/19.00
10 153237 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Hartside (GER) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-3 P Winks Mr R Winks (7) 118 33/134.00

Verdict

Ruacana probably has too much weight and Totalize was pulled up on his reappearance at Ascot and might still need this but most of the others look to have a decent chance. Amore Alto arrives off the back of wins at Wincanton and Kempton and will find this a stiffer test but Lac Fontana is better than he showed when last of four behind The Liquidator in a Grade 2 here last time and Lexi's Boy looked on the way back at Kempton. Quick Decisson stays further than this but has been raised 11lb since winning at Wincanton. WATERUNDER wasn't beaten far off today's mark at Sandown last month before getting bogged down in the mud at Ascot. His defeat of Horizontal Speed at Exeter has worked out well and he can land today's finale with Citizenship and Nesterenko both disappointing last time.