Today's racecards

Cheltenham

  • 19:50 Thank You Gareth Evans Open Hunters' Chase4m 1f

  • Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 51.70s
  • Off time: 19:52:22
19:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Universal Soldier (IRE) 11/4
2nd Pearlysteps 2/1
3rd Pentiffic (NZ) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 446/114- Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Pearlysteps 47
Nag me
11 12-2 H D Daly Miss J C Williams (3) 132 2/13.00
2 7U61U3- White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 20
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11 12-2 p Miss V Williams Mr J Hamilton (3) 118 25/126.00
3 33/U1FR- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 14
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10 11-13 Tim Vaughan Mr B Gibbs (5) 142 9/110.00
4 2U5111- Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap King Fontaine (IRE) 11
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11 11-13 J J O'Shea Mr G Crow (3) 116 10/111.00
5 9P5171- Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Soulard (USA) 17
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11 11-13 I Hargreaves Mr I Hargreaves (7) 107 66/167.00
6 69/7513- Red, emerald green cross belts, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Vincitore (FR) 25
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8 11-13 p Miss C Hart Miss C V Hart (5) 115 40/141.00
7 U82/722- Dark green, maroon chevron, maroon cap Bally Wall (IRE) 25
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11 11-10 N R Wright Mr A Wright (7) 105 20/121.00
8 30R2F3- Emerald Green, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow cap Coolykereen Castle (IRE) 9
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9 11-10 p1 A Campbell Mr J Bargary (7) 100/1101.00
9 UU3126- Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Court Red Handed (IRE) 27
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9 11-10 pt Mrs S Case Mr M J P Kendrick (7) 117 12/113.00
10 2/74632- Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Dark Blue quartered cap Fourth In Line (IRE) 25
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10 11-10 bt Mrs L Braithwaite Miss G Andrews 67 100/1101.00
11 P31U/13- Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Gone To Lunch (IRE) 24
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14 11-10 Mrs Camilla Scott Miss L Scott (7) 117 14/115.00
12 112/63- Red, Emerald Green diamond, armlets and cap Gypsy Jack (IRE) 25
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9 11-10 Miss J Western Miss Leanda Tickle (7) 33/134.00
13 PPP50U- LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, striped cap Keenan's Future (IRE) 9
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13 11-10 b S Rea Mr Joshua Guerriero 91 50/151.00
14 21/3P11- Royal Blue, Brown epaulets, Orange cap Monsieur Jourdain (IRE) 24
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8 11-10 p Mrs Sarah Easterby Mr W Easterby (5) 101 20/121.00
15 243321- Maroon and light blue diabolo, light blue cap, maroon diamonds Schindler's Prince (IRE) 24
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9 11-10 p1 Mrs H Ridley Mr J M Ridley (5) 96 33/134.00
16 72PP/12- Grey, Dark Blue star, Dark Blue sleeves, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Universal Soldier (IRE) 18
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9 11-10 Gareth Moore Mr Nick Williams 130 11/43.75
17 365252- Emerald green, black braces and armlets, striped cap Poppy Day 24
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-3 p1 I M Mason Miss Joanna Mason (5) 87 66/167.00

Verdict

These could end up spread over half of the Cotswolds. Pearlysteps is the class act and trainer Henry Daly won this in 2010 with Martha's Kinsman. His charge was fourth in the Foxhunters Chase at The Festival but whether he'll stay this far is anybody's guess. Pentiffic has never won beyond 3m but Gone To Lunch was second in the Scottish National in 2009 and still does well from limited opportunities. King Fontaine has also been placed in a Scottish National and won over 3m1f at Bangor earlier this month. He's preferred to Soulard and Aintree Fox Hunters sixth Court Red Handed. MONSIEUR JOURDAIN beat Poppy Day over a marathon trip between the flags last time and Sarah Easterby's charge can follow up in this, with Universal Soldier also worth a second look.