Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 14:35 Argento Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 58.10s
  • Off time: 14:35:11
14:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taranis (FR) 16/1
2nd Carruthers 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 615-500 Yellow, Red Diamond, Red and Yellow quartered cap Joe Lively (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 b C L Tizzard J Tizzard 149 9/110.00
2 1181-32 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Madison Du Berlais (FR) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 p D Pipe T Scudamore 166 3/14.00
3 2114-51 White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 32
Nag me
7 11-6 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 155 7/42.75
4 0P-3PP4 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Knowhere (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-6 p N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 139 20/121.00
5 2102-11 Purple, Grey hooped sleeves Inchidaly Rock (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 P F Nicholls R Walsh 148 11/43.75
6 58F2-39 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Ollie Magern 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies T Molloy 149 33/134.00
7 11214P/ White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Taranis (FR) 766
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 153 16/117.00

Verdict

With no appearance from Denman the big race on the card can go to CARRUTHERS, while Inchidaly Rock and Madison Du Berlais are respected. The last-named is best off at the weights here and top-rated, largely courtesy of two defeats of the said Denman last season. However, for whatever reason he does not appear to act as well here as at other tracks, and while he stays well and acts on the ground, you can probably knock 7lbs or so off his official rating here, which brings others into it. One of those has to be mudlark Inchidaly Rock. Ruby Walsh prefers him to stablemate Taranis, and given the yard's record in the big Saturday races he has to be respected in spite of needing to find a fair bit at the weights. He is likely to be heavily involved but might not quite have the class of Carruthers. Mark Bradstock's exciting front-runner relishes cut in the ground and trounced Nicholls' inmate Big Fella Thanks in the Mandarin at Newbury last time. He jumps very well and is worth his current mark of 155, though he does still have to prove it at this track. Previous winner Knowhere is one to look out for at a price, as he loves it here and is preferred by Paddy Brennan to Charlie Hall specialist Ollie Magern, but we'll side with Carruthers.