Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 15:40 Betfair Cleeve Hurdle 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 11.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:42
15:40 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tidal Bay (IRE) 14/1
2nd Time For Rupert (IRE) 11/2
3rd Katchit (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 393-715 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 32
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 p P J Hobbs R Flint 162 9/110.00
2 9-452F3 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star Lough Derg (FR) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-8 v D Pipe A P McCoy 161 9/110.00
3 11-382 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Bouggler 35
Nag me
5 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 150 16/117.00
4 140-2U1 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 35
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 Miss S West J Goldstein 150 16/117.00
5 P2-3634 Emerald Green, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Kayf Aramis 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 145 22/123.00
6 211-U11 Maroon, light blue chevron and sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Lie Forrit (IRE) 64
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 W Amos C I Gillies 155 11/43.75
7 146-113 PURPLE, YELLOW chevron, diabolo on sleeves Mr Thriller (FR) 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 158 5/16.00
8 1101-71 Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-4 P R Webber W Kennedy 151 11/26.50
9 2115-37 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chief Dan George (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-0 p James Moffatt P Aspell 142 66/167.00
10 3460-42 Pink, Emerald Green cross belts, Pink and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green star Katchit (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-0 A King W Hutchinson 155 8/19.00
11 FP3242 Emerald Green, Orange triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and diamonds on cap Kennel Hill (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-0 W K Goldsworthy S E Durack 144 22/123.00
12 F2-5U36 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 148 25/126.00
13 2345-24 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 51
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 11-0 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 149 14/115.00

Verdict

A real top-drawer race with plenty of Festival clues to be gleaned and LIE FORRIT looks capable of taking it en route to a crack at Big Buck's in the World Hurdle, while Mr Thriller, Katchit and Time For Rupert are others with claims. The William Amos-trained pick has made his name in handicaps, including a Listed success here on soft ground in November. Given a break since his most recent run at Newbury's Hennessy meeting, he comes here fresh and is the subject of good reports from his trainer. He goes well after an absence and stays at least as far as this, and if he is to have any hope come March then he needs to prove himself at this level today. Mr Thriller has been beaten on both starts here, though he acts well with cut in the ground. Very much a classy sort, he is stepped up in trip here and given that unexposed profile is far from ruled out. Former Champion Hurdle winner Katchit was far from disgraced behind Sentry Duty here last time and acts in conditions. He too has to convince us that he will get this far, but he likes it here and the yard have really come back to form so he has possibilities. Time For Rupert has a good strike rate and the assessor put him up 6lbs for scoring at Chepstow, giving him each-way claims at the weights, while Golan Way and Bouggler should not be far apart as was the case at Wincanton on Boxing Day. Old boy Lough Derg would probably want good to soft ground to have his best chance over this trip, given that his optimum is 2m 4f, but he is a gutsy sort who could go well, though Lie Forrit gets the vote.