Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:35 Rewards4Racing Cleeve Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 32.20s
  • Off time: 15:35:31
15:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Reve de Sivola (FR) 15/8
2nd Oscar Whisky (IRE) 2/1
3rd Kentford Grey Lady 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 151-11 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 167 2/13.00
2 753-21 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-8 Nick Williams R Johnson 166 15/82.88
3 1-5564 Maroon, pink spots, pink sleeves, orange spots, orange cap, pink spots Lovcen (GER) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-4 b A King W Hutchinson 147 25/126.00
4 9-L001 White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 31
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-0 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 142 66/167.00
5 0P2-22 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Crack Away Jack 42
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 t T R George N Fehily 151 16/117.00
6 7-0026 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Cross Kennon (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-0 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 144 25/126.00
7 7F7-1P Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Kauto Stone (FR) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 p1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 8/19.00
8 P-0P13 White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 48
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 11-0 G A Charlton P J Brennan 145 25/126.00
9 45P-22 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 42
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 11-0 A King R Thornton 153 12/113.00
10 122-13 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Kentford Grey Lady 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-7 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 139 11/112.00

Verdict

This revolves around whether OSCAR WHISKY lasts out the trip. He's proved himself virtually unbeatable at half-a-mile shorter but didn't appear to stay in the World Hurdle in March. That was run at a ferocious pace and he didn't jump with his usual fluency so the hope is that he'll have enough in reserve this time. He has a penalty to carry for a Grade 1 success as does Reve De Sivola for his convincing victory in the Long Walk at Ascot. Crack Away Jack is well held by the selection though the longer trip will certainly suit him but it's a bit of a surprise to see Kauto Stone reverting to hurdles though he did win three times over them in France including a Grade 2.