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Cheltenham

  • 16:10 Stellar Football 'End Of Transfer Window' Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £9,758 2nd £2,865 3rd £1,432 4th £716
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.00s
  • Off time: 16:12:33
16:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Art Professor (IRE) 8/1
2nd Alarazi (IRE) 11/1
3rd Cockney Trucker (IRE) 10/1
4th Eradicate (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/104-12 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Eradicate (IRE) 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 N J Henderson D Bass (5) 143 14/115.00
2 2PP-342 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Tanks For That (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 137 8/19.00
3 F-11P66 RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Cockney Trucker (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 P J Hobbs R Johnson 134 10/111.00
4 21/P100- Yellow and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets Fushe Jo 316
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 131 25/126.00
5 F/1F138- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Nomecheki (FR) 316
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 N J Gifford L Treadwell 130 20/121.00
6 1357-07 Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Secret Dancer (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 10-13 A E Jones W Kennedy 130 12/113.00
7 194 Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green cap Decoy (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 D Pipe Danny Cook (3) 127 25/126.00
8 66-4834 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Gilded Age 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 b1 A King R Thornton 127 16/117.00
9 P2-0475 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Aather (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-8 A Fleming C O'Farrell (5) 125 7/18.00
10 243-B20 Orange, red seams, black cap Gifted Leader (USA) 30
Nag me
6 10-6 Ian Williams D C Costello 123 25/126.00
11 120-32 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Dream Esteem 30
Nag me
6 10-5 D Pipe T Scudamore 122 15/28.50
12 2631/97 Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Art Professor (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 122 8/19.00
13 2143F1 Dark Blue, White cross belts, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White cap Celticello (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 10-5 M G Quinlan Jack Quinlan (7) 122 25/126.00
14 P3223-0 Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves First Avenue 21
Nag me
6 10-1 p G L Moore J E Moore 118 25/126.00
15 6P/132 Red, Black braces Alarazi (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-1 Mrs L Wadham Timmy Murphy 118 11/112.00
16 5/215P-1 Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap Cunning Clarets (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 R A Fahey P J Brennan 117 5/16.00

Verdict

Cockney Trucker will ensure there will be no hanging about here and only weakened at the last when sixth over C&D two runs ago. Eradicate was just beaten in a jumpers' bumper on his return from a break but faces a stiff task under top weight here. Barry Geraghty prefers stablemate Tanks For That but he also has his fair share of weight, while the strong-travelling Aather struggles to get home on stiff tracks like this. Gilded Age could do better in first-time blinkers, however, while Ayr winner Cunning Clarets is interesting off bottom weight. But preference is for DREAM ESTEEM, who has run well under big weights at Exeter and Taunton this season and wasn't disgraced in last year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle here behind Menorah. The mare deserves a change of luck.