Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 13:15 Murphy Group 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 48.70s
  • Off time: 13:15:05
13:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Katenko (FR) 4/1
2nd Fruity O'Rooney 12/1
3rd Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 8/1
4th Tullamore Dew (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U26-4P BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Poquelin (FR) 70
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 160 25/126.00
2 114-11 Royal Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Bold Sir Brian (IRE) 50
Nag me
7 11-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 155 5/16.00
3 412-0F Mauve, White sash, Red cap Chance du Roy (FR) 49
Nag me
9 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 150 33/134.00
4 175-P8 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 150 25/126.00
5 10-511 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Bless The Wings (IRE) 57
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 A King W Hutchinson 150 10/111.00
6 4-F021 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Katenko (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 147 4/15.00
7 1F1-P2 Red, black seams, black and beige chevrons on sleeves, black and red quartered cap Pacha Du Polder (FR) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 P F Nicholls R Walsh 147 12/113.00
8 11133- Dark Blue, Red disc and sleeves, quartered cap Our Mick 319
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 145 8/19.00
9 17-13U Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 42
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-11 N J Henderson A P McCoy 145 8/19.00
10 153F12 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Shoegazer (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-10 t D Pipe T Scudamore 144 12/113.00
11 25-073 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 21
Nag me
10 10-5 p G L Moore J E Moore 139 12/113.00
12 50-644 Red and Grey (quartered), hooped sleeves Tartak (FR) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-4 t Tim Vaughan D C Costello 138 20/121.00
13 117-34 White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-2 A E Jones James Best (3) 136 20/121.00
14 9P0-2U Orange, Blue and Chocolate hoops, Orange cap Hell's Bay (FR) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-1 K Burke A Tinkler 135 33/134.00
15 03-521 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Spirit (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 135 20/121.00
16 PP-U23 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-0 t1 N J Gifford Tom Cannon (3)(ex1) 133 25/126.00

Verdict

QUANTITATIVEEASING is hardly the most consistent but has performed with credit on several occasions here and hopefully can get back on track. He landed a Grade 3 just over a year ago and is only 5lb higher after a couple of poor efforts. There are numerous dangers, not the least of them Pacha Du Polder, a high-class novice last season who set the pace over 3m1f at Sandown last time but weakened quickly and was passed by today's rival Bold Sir Brian. That was a Listed contest and the winner is progressing rapidly as is Bless The Wings, who showed admirable battling qualities at Newbury in November. Katenko went into every notebook with a very impressive victory at Sandown while the likes of the returning Our Mick and AP McCoy's mount Nadiya De La Vega, have to be respected in a wide-open handicap.