Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:35 Rewards4Racing Cleeve Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £22,804 2nd £8,556 3rd £4,284 4th £2,136
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 4.73s
  • Off time: 15:39:13
15:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grands Crus (FR) 2/1
2nd Knockara Beau (IRE) 33/1
3rd Restless Harry 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11-1625 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Cristal Bonus (FR) 49
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5 11-8 Evan Williams A P McCoy 152 20/121.00
2 71570-1 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 91
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-8 p P J Hobbs R P Flint 158 16/117.00
3 7212-11 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Grands Crus (FR) 70
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 t D Pipe T Scudamore 158 2/13.00
4 F1-3373 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-4 R Dickin H Oliver 148 7/18.00
5 5101-FF White, black cap Spirit River (FR) 50
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-4 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 152 15/28.50
6 0023-63 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Arcalis 63
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11 11-0 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 143 33/134.00
9 12F2F2- Dark Green, Black hoop, Black cap Bensalem (IRE) 282
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-0 A King R Thornton 153 11/26.50
10 956-FF4 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Gwanako (FR) 28
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8 11-0 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 140 25/126.00
11 045940 Yellow, large Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap Hills Of Aran 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 p W K Goldsworthy J E Moore 138 100/1101.00
12 50-2564 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 p N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 145 33/134.00
13 245-P47 White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 28
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8 11-0 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 145 33/134.00
14 215P-61 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Mobaasher (USA) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 pt Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 149 14/115.00
15 214122 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Organisateur (IRE) 14
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6 11-0 P F Nicholls Ian Popham 159 6/17.00
16 34-4P31 Black, mauve hoop Sweet Seville (FR) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-7 T T Clement Timmy Murphy 105 200/1201.00
Non runners
78117-58Ballyfoy (IRE)1011-0Jamie PoultonR Greene
840/31-7FBenbane Head (USA)711-0M KeighleyW Marston125

Verdict

This looks a tricky puzzle to solve but supporters will almost certainly get a run for their money out of Fair Along, who loves it around here and gave weight and a beating to Kayf Aramis at Wetherby on his reappearance. Mobaasher returned to form at Warwick two weeks ago and won't fail through lack of stamina but there is a question mark over whether Organisateur will stay this longer trip. Grands Crus is an improving young stayer and shouldn't be far away but it may be worth taking a chance on the fitness of BENSALEM. Runner-up to Quevega on his final start of last season in a Grade 1 at Punchestown, the eight-year-old will stick to hurdles this term and has a terrific record over the smaller obstacles having never finished out of the first two. That suggests the eight-year-old is nicely treated here.