Day 4 Cheltenham Festival Racecards: Runners and Riders

Clan Des Obeaux has a live chance in this afternoon's feature, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Clan Des Obeaux has a live chance in this afternoon's feature, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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The final day of the Festival kicks off with the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle for four-year-olds, the contest has produced several stars of the future, including Zarkandar (2011) and the dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll (2014).

Cheltenham 13:30

JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 4YO only, 13 Runners
  • Hurdle, Turf
  • Winner £73,506, 2nd £27,694, 3rd £13,860, 4th £6,923, 5th £3,474, 6th £1,737, 7th £862, 8th £444
  • Distance: 2m 179y
  • Going: Soft-good to soft in places

Our Verdict

This is likely to be run at a frenetic pace with both Allmankind and Goshen in the line-up. The former landed a Grade 2 over course and distance in December before taking Chepstow's Finale Juvenile Hurdle, thrashing Cerberus by nine lengths, while Goshen is unbeaten since switching to timber, winning in comfortable fashion on each occasion. Navajo Pass is another who likes to go from the front and is a live outsider for the north. However, it was hard not to be impressed with SOLO's 13-length romp in the Adonis at Kempton, which came on his first outing for Paul Nicholls. The Ditcheat handler has taken this path to Triumph success in the past and the son of Kapgarde looks a real star in the making. The selection's stablemate Sir Psycho drew clear in likeable fashion at Haydock and gives the champion trainer a handy second dart in this. Aspire Tower looks the pick of the Irish, but a fall at the last when about to be challenged at Leopardstown opened the door for A Wave Of The Sea on that occasion, and there shouldn't be much between them here.

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Course Winner
Distance Winner
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Number
Runner
Tips arrows-switch ico
Best Odds arrows-switch ico
  • Yellow, black and yellow striped sleeves, white cap
    1
    Allmankind
    • Harry Skelton
    • Dan Skelton
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 111

    He has won three hurdle races at 2m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race when 6-5fav in the Group 1 Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow over 2m (heavy) in December last year, beating Cerberus by 9l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • attheraces.com

    Tipped by:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • TOPSPEED
    • Templegate - The Sun
    Best Odds
    Yellow, black and yellow striped sleeves, white cap
    Allmankind Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • White, orange hoops, orange sleeves, white stars, white and orange check cap
    2
    Aspire Tower
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • H de Bromhead
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 11F

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft ground. Fell at the last when 1-3fav in the Group 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) in a Grade 1 hurdle race won by A Wave Of The Sea last month on his latest outing.

    Naps:

    • Ian Gaughran - Irish Herald

    Tipped by:

    • POSTDATA
    Best Odds
    White, orange hoops, orange sleeves, white stars, white and orange check cap
    Aspire Tower Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    3
    A Wave Of The Sea
    • B J Geraghty
    • Joseph P O'Brien
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 211231

    He has won three hurdle races at 2m on ground varying from good - yielding to yielding. A winner at 12-1 in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) on his latest outing last month, beating Wolf Prince by 1 1/4l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • The Guardian
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    A Wave Of The Sea Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
    4
    Cerberus
    • M P Walsh
    • Joseph P O'Brien
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 21123

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on heavy and yielding - soft ground. Third of 10 behind A Wave Of The Sea beaten 1 1/2l at 6-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

    Best Odds
    EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
    Cerberus Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • White, red stripe, diabolo on sleeves
    5
    Goshen
    • J E Moore
    • G L Moore
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 111

    He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 2f on soft and heavy ground (latest flat win was in October last year). Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 1-5fav at Ascot over 2m (heavy) in January, beating Nordano by 11l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    Best Odds
    White, red stripe, diabolo on sleeves
    Goshen Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Brown, silver seams, white cap
    6
    Lord Lamington
    • Tom Cannon
    • Alan King
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 122

    A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on soft ground. Beaten 2l by Goa Lil when second of 9 at 6-4 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m (good to soft) in January.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Brown, silver seams, white cap
    Lord Lamington Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, royal blue cap
    7
    Navajo Pass
    • Brian Hughes
    • D McCain Jnr
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 121

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f on soft and heavy ground. A winner at 10-3 in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 bet365 Summit Juvenile Hurdle at Doncaster over 2m 1f (soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Lord Lamington by 4l. Has also won at Bangor-on-Dee this season.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, royal blue cap
    Navajo Pass Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Light blue, purple stars, light blue cap, purple star
    8
    Never Do Nothing
    • Mr D J McInerney
    • John C McConnell
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 16

    A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 8-1 behind A Wave Of The Sea when sixth of 10 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

    Best Odds
    Light blue, purple stars, light blue cap, purple star
    Never Do Nothing Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Red, emerald green cross of lorraine and sleeves
    9
    Sir Psycho
    • Miss B Frost
    • P F Nicholls
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 41411

    He has won three hurdle races from 1m 7f to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when evens fav at Haydock over 2m (heavy) last month, beating Rockadenn by 9l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Red, emerald green cross of lorraine and sleeves
    Sir Psycho Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap
    10
    Solo
    • Harry Cobden
    • P F Nicholls
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 211

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race when 6-4fav in the Group 2 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton over 2m (good to soft) last month, beating Fujimoto Flyer by 13l. Has also won at Auteuil this season.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Lee Sobot - Yorkshire Evening Post

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • Ben Hutton - SPOTLIGHT
    Best Odds
    Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap
    Solo Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Red, large white spots, black cap
    11
    Yellow Tiger
    • A P Cawley
    • David Loughnane
    • 4years, 11-0
    • Form: 1

    A winner at 12-1 in a hurdle race at Market Rasen over 2m 1f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Flint Hill by 1 1/2l.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Red, large white spots, black cap
    Yellow Tiger Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Yellow and brown (quartered), halved sleeves, yellow cap
    12
    Burning Victory
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 4years, 10-7
    • Form: 1

    A winner at 7-1 in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Norman Colfer Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse over 2m (heavy) on her latest outing last month, beating Great Bear by 2 1/2l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Yellow and brown (quartered), halved sleeves, yellow cap
    Burning Victory Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
  • Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap
    13
    Hook Up
    • D E Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 4years, 10-7
    • Form: 3

    Third of 10 behind Burning Victory beaten 5l at 11-2 on her NH debut in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Norman Colfer Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse over 2m (heavy) last month.

    Tipped by:

    • Rob Wright - The Times
    Best Odds
    Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap
    Hook Up Cheltenham 13:30
    SP
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Second up is a big betting race, the County Hurdle regularly produces big priced winners for this two-mile handicap contest.

Cheltenham 14:10

Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • 5YO plus, 28 Runners
  • Hurdle, Turf
  • Winner £56,270, 2nd £21,200, 3rd £10,610, 4th £5,300, 5th £2,660, 6th £1,330, 7th £660, 8th £340
  • Distance: 2m 179y
  • Going: Soft-good to soft in places

Our Verdict

Dan Skelton has won three of the last four renewals of this and relies on Mohaayed this time, who has undergone wind surgery since last running and is only 3lb higher than when winning this in 2018. However, it could be Willie Mullins who has the strongest hand here with his five runners, the pick of which could well be CIEL DE NEIGE. The five-year-old was third in the Fred Winter here last year and is only 4lb higher than when going down bravely in defeat when second in the Betfair Hurdle last month. Aramon possesses a touch of class and is another Closutton contender to consider, with stablemates Buildmeupbuttercup and Tiger Tap Tap also noted. If Newbury's Betfair Hurdle form is key, then it is foolish to ignore Nigel Twiston Davies' pair of Sir Valentine (fourth) and Stolen Silver (eigth), with Philip Hobbs' pair of Zanza (sixth) and Oakley (seventh) splitting that pair. Adjali appears well treated if a recent wind operation does the trick, while Gordon Elliott's Thatsy and fellow Irish raider You Raised Me Up, third in a competitive Leopardstown handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival, could run well at longer odds.

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Course Winner
Distance Winner
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Number
Runner
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  • Yellow, black chevron, check cap
    1
    Eldorado Allen
    • R M Power
    • C L Tizzard
    • 6years, 11-12
    • Form: 23/1U-23

    A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on heavy ground. Third of 5 behind Quel Destin beaten 9l at 2-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m (heavy) last month.

    Best Odds
    Yellow, black chevron, check cap
    Eldorado Allen Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, maroon chevron, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamond
    2
    Aramon
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 7years, 11-11
    • Form: 262-645

    He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good - yielding ground. Finished 9l behind Honeysuckle when fifth of 9 at 20-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 PCI Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

    Naps:

    • Racing Post
    • Racing Post
    • The Sun On Sunday
    • Yorkshire Post

    Tipped by:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • POSTDATA
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, maroon chevron, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamond
    Aramon Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
    3
    Embittered
    • Mr J J Slevin
    • Joseph P O'Brien
    • 6years, 11-8
    • Form: 3-41536

    Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on good and soft - heavy ground. Finished 4 1/2l behind Thosedaysaregone when sixth of 22 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

    Best Odds
    Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
    Embittered Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Black, red sleeves, black spots
    4
    Christopher Wood
    • Harry Cobden
    • P F Nicholls
    • 5years, 11-7
    • Form: 13-0491

    He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 2f on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 10-11fav at Musselburgh over 2m (soft) last month, beating Lucky Flight by 11l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Liverpool Echo
    Best Odds
    Black, red sleeves, black spots
    Christopher Wood Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Dark blue and white diabolo, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star
    5
    Stolen Silver
    • Sam Twiston-Davies
    • N A Twiston-Davies
    • 5years, 11-5
    • Form: 2-U1218

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 6l behind Pic D'Orhy at 16-1 when eighth of 24 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury over 2m (good) last month. Has won at Haydock and Ffos Las this season.

    Naps:

    • Weekender

    Tipped by:

    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    Best Odds
    Dark blue and white diabolo, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star
    Stolen Silver Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Black and white check, yellow sleeves, black and white quartered cap
    6
    Scaramanga
    • Mr B Carver
    • P F Nicholls
    • 5years, 11-4
    • Form: 212-817

    Successful in two hurdle races at 1m 7f and 2m on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Not So Sleepy when seventh of 13 on his latest NH outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Exchange Trophy at Ascot over 2m (heavy) in December last year.

    Best Odds
    Black and white check, yellow sleeves, black and white quartered cap
    Scaramanga Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Purple, pink stars, mauve sleeves, pink stars, purple cap, pink star
    7
    Mohaayed
    • Bridget Andrews
    • Dan Skelton
    • 8years, 11-4
    • Form: 79-5099

    He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Not So Sleepy when 9th of 13 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Exchange Trophy at Ascot over 2m (heavy) in December last year.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner

    Naps:

    • RP Ratings - Racing Post
    • Andrew Mount - Racing and Football Outlook

    Tipped by:

    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    Best Odds
    Purple, pink stars, mauve sleeves, pink stars, purple cap, pink star
    Mohaayed Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white stars
    8
    Pakens Rock
    • K J Brouder
    • B T Murphy
    • 7years, 11-4
    • Form: 134P15

    He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Finished 14l behind Jason The Militant when fifth of 9 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Paddy Power Betting Shop Novice Hurdle at Naas over 2m (soft - heavy) last month.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white stars
    Pakens Rock Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap
    9
    Moon Over Germany
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • H de Bromhead
    • 9years, 11-3
    • Form: 1-41328

    He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m to 2m 1f on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 18l behind The Moyglass Flyer at 4-1jt-fav when eighth of 25 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (soft) in December last year.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap
    Moon Over Germany Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Yellow, black horse, yellow sleeves, black seams, yellow cap, black tassel
    10
    Buildmeupbuttercup
    • D E Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 6years, 11-3
    • Form: 500-P25

    She has won a hurdle race and two NH flat races from 1m 6f to 2m on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 3 1/2l behind Thosedaysaregone when fifth of 22 at 5-1fav on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

    Best Odds
    Yellow, black horse, yellow sleeves, black seams, yellow cap, black tassel
    Buildmeupbuttercup Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap
    11
    Adjali
    • D A Jacob
    • N J Henderson
    • 5years, 11-2
    • Form: 12374-6

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. Finished 8l behind Gumball when sixth of 15 at 9-2fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ascot over 2m (good to soft) in November last year.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner

    Naps:

    • Chris Connolly - Norwich Evening News

    Tipped by:

    • TOPSPEED
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap
    Adjali Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Purple, yellow stripe, striped cap
    12
    Zanza
    • Mr Sean Houlihan
    • P J Hobbs
    • 6years, 11-2
    • Form: 1-P16F6

    He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 2l behind Pic D'Orhy when sixth of 24 at 25-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury over 2m (good) last month.

    Tipped by:

    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    Best Odds
    Purple, yellow stripe, striped cap
    Zanza Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap
    13
    Tiger Tap Tap
    • D J Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 5years, 11-1
    • Form: 9-41106

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f and 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Finished 14l behind Jason The Militant when sixth of 9 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Paddy Power Betting Shop Novice Hurdle at Naas over 2m (soft - heavy) last month.

    Best Odds
    Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap
    Tiger Tap Tap Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    14
    Ciel De Neige
    • M P Walsh
    • W P Mullins
    • 5years, 11-1
    • Form: 4/53-422

    Placed in three hurdle races from seven starts. Beaten 3/4l by Pic D'Orhy when second of 24 at 13-2fav on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury over 2m (good) last month.

    Naps:

    • Dean Kilbryde - East Anglian Daily Times

    Tipped by:

    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    • Templegate - The Sun
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    Ciel De Neige Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • White, emerald green hoops, yellow and white halved sleeves, yellow cap
    15
    Thatsy
    • D N Russell
    • Gordon Elliott
    • 6years, 11-1
    • Form: 1-22149

    He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on soft and yielding ground. Beaten 9l behind Thosedaysaregone at 7-1 when 9th of 22 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

    Tipped by:

    • Rob Wright - The Times
    Best Odds
    White, emerald green hoops, yellow and white halved sleeves, yellow cap
    Thatsy Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Red and white check, white cap
    16
    Oakley
    • R Johnson
    • P J Hobbs
    • 7years, 11-0
    • Form: 11-3327

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good and soft ground. Beaten 6l behind Pic D'Orhy at 20-1 when seventh of 24 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury over 2m (good) last month.

    Best Odds
    Red and white check, white cap
    Oakley Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Maroon, white chevrons, halved sleeves, maroon cap
    17
    Beat The Judge
    • Joshua Moore
    • G L Moore
    • 5years, 11-0
    • Form: 2P5-236

    A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Finished 19l behind Epatante when sixth of 11 at 33-1 on his latest NH outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 2m (good to soft) in November last year.

    Best Odds
    Maroon, white chevrons, halved sleeves, maroon cap
    Beat The Judge Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
    18
    Saint Roi
    • B J Geraghty
    • W P Mullins
    • 5years, 10-13
    • Form: 3-51

    A winner at 5-2 in a maiden hurdle race at Tramore over 2m (soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Arcadian Sunrise by 9l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Farringdon - Morning Star
    • - The Guardian

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Mel Cullinan - SPOTLIGHT
    • The Guardian
    Best Odds
    EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
    Saint Roi Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Light green and mauve diamonds, light green sleeves and cap
    19
    Le Ligerien
    • Mr B R Jones
    • P J Hobbs
    • 7years, 10-13
    • Form: 633211

    He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on good and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 1-2fav at Haydock over 2m (heavy) in January, beating Flamboyant Joyaux by 4l. Has also won at Newbury this season.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Light green and mauve diamonds, light green sleeves and cap
    Le Ligerien Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Brown, orange sleeves, quartered cap
    20
    Elusive Belle
    • Mr S Waley-Cohen
    • N J Henderson
    • 6years, 10-12
    • Form: 1201-32

    Successful in two hurdle races at 1m 7f and 2m on good ground. Beaten 4l by Miranda when second of 10 at 5-4fav on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m (soft) in December last year.

    Naps:

    • The Irish Field
    Best Odds
    Brown, orange sleeves, quartered cap
    Elusive Belle Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap
    21
    Rathhill
    • Nico de Boinville
    • N J Henderson
    • 7years, 10-11
    • Form: 2/14-0

    A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Well beaten at 5-2fav behind Janidil when last of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Down Royal over 2m (soft) in November last year.

    Tipped by:

    • James Burn - LAMBOURN
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap
    Rathhill Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Dark blue, yellow stripe, purple cap
    22
    You Raised Me Up
    • L P Dempsey
    • Martin Brassil
    • 7years, 10-11
    • Form: 1-42253

    A winner of a NH flat race at 2m 2f on soft ground. Third of 22 behind Thosedaysaregone beaten 1 1/2l at 22-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (yielding) last month.

    Best Odds
    Dark blue, yellow stripe, purple cap
    You Raised Me Up Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Red, black stripe, white and red hooped sleeves, black cap
    23
    Minella Charmer
    • Charlotte Jones
    • James Moffatt
    • 9years, 10-11
    • Form: F/FP31-1

    He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on heavy ground. A winner at 11-2 in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m (heavy) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Fin And Game by 1 1/4l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Red, black stripe, white and red hooped sleeves, black cap
    Minella Charmer Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Pink and white (halved), black sleeves, black cap, pink star
    24
    Tiger Voice
    • Aidan Coleman
    • H de Bromhead
    • 5years, 10-10
    • Form: 06-2130

    A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft - heavy ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind The Moyglass Flyer when 13th of 25 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (soft) in December last year.

    Best Odds
    Pink and white (halved), black sleeves, black cap, pink star
    Tiger Voice Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • DARK BLUE and WHITE diabolo, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, RED cap
    25
    Sir Valentine
    • Jamie Bargary
    • N A Twiston-Davies
    • 7years, 10-10
    • Form: F1234

    A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Finished 1l behind Pic D'Orhy when fourth of 24 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury over 2m (good) last month.

    Best Odds
    DARK BLUE and WHITE diabolo, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, RED cap
    Sir Valentine Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Dark blue, pink cross of lorraine, hooped cap
    26
    Lethal Steps
    • D F O'Regan
    • Gordon Elliott
    • 5years, 10-9
    • Form: 321728

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f and 2m 2f on good and good - yielding ground. Beaten 6l behind Zanzi Win at evens fav when eighth of 9 on his latest NH outing in a hurdle race at Far Hills over 2m 1f (good) in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Dark blue, pink cross of lorraine, hooped cap
    Lethal Steps Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, white chevrons, orange cap
    27
    Bullionaire
    • Reserve 1
    • Harry Fry
    • 7years, 10-8
    • Form: 12/P312

    Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft and heavy ground. Beaten 31l by Sir Psycho when second of 12 at 4-6fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 1f (soft) in January.

    Best Odds
    Emerald green, white chevrons, orange cap
    Bullionaire Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
  • Red, royal blue sleeves, white armlets
    28
    Garo De Juilley
    • Reserve 2
    • Mrs S Leech
    • 8years, 10-7
    • Form: 2P4447

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f on good ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Nordano when seventh of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ascot over 2m 3f (soft) last month.

    Best Odds
    Red, royal blue sleeves, white armlets
    Garo De Juilley Cheltenham 14:10
    SP
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The second Grade 1 contest of the afternoon, the Albert Bartlett is for staying novice hurdlers, and has produced several smart staying chasers.

Cheltenham 14:50

Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Registered As The Spa Novices' Hurdle)

  • 4YO plus, 19 Runners
  • Hurdle, Turf
  • Winner £73,506, 2nd £27,694, 3rd £13,860, 4th £6,923, 5th £3,474, 6th £1,737, 7th £862, 8th £444
  • Distance: 2m 7f 213y
  • Going: Soft-good to soft in places

Our Verdict

Last year's Champion Bumper third THYME HILL has made an excellent beginning to his jumping career, winning a duo of Grade 2's at Chepstow and here at the November Meeting, and he arrives on the back of success at the highest level when landing the Challow Hurdle at Newbury. That contest doesn't boast the strongest of records in horses following up in March but, that being said, the six-year-old is open to further progression tackling 3m and this classy operator bids to follow in the footsteps of Wichita Lineman (2007). Latest Exhibition has improved with each outing over timber and relished the step up to 2m6f at the Dublin Racing Festival when proving too strong for Cobbler's Way (second) and Fury Road (fourth). Harry Senior continues to go the right way and was at his strongest in the closing stages when taking an extended 2m4f Grade 2 here on Trials Day, a race that has seen three winners of it follow up in this event. Monkfish, a wide-margin winner at Thurles, and Sempo, who finished sixth in the Champion Bumper 12 months ago, are others worth considering.

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Course Winner
Distance Winner
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Number
Runner
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  • Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap
    1
    Aione
    • D E Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 7years, 11-5
    • Form: 1/1211

    He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good - yielding to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 10-11fav at Naas over 2m 3f (good - yielding) last month, beating Russian Diamond by 2 1/2l.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap
    Aione Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Red, brown sleeves and cap
    2
    Cat Tiger
    • Mr D Maxwell
    • P F Nicholls
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 1-21211

    Winner of three hurdle races and four chases from 2m 1f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 8-13fav at Plumpton over 2m 4f (heavy) in January, beating Moroder by 31l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Red, brown sleeves and cap
    Cat Tiger Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
    3
    Cobbler's Way
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • H de Bromhead
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 2/1-212

    Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 4f on soft and yielding ground. Beaten 2l by Latest Exhibition when second of 8 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Nathaniel Lacy Latest Exhibition Partners Solicitors '50,000 Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff' at Leopardstown over 2m 6f (yielding) last month.

    Naps:

    • Ipswich Star

    Tipped by:

    • POSTDATA
    Best Odds
    Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
    Cobbler's Way Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • White, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, white cap, dark blue star
    4
    Foxy Jacks
    • P T Enright
    • M F Morris
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 774221

    Won on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race when 3-1fav at Punchestown over 2m 4f (heavy) last month, beating Eklat De Rire by 1 3/4l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    White, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, white cap, dark blue star
    Foxy Jacks Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Maroon, White star, armlets and cap
    5
    Fury Road
    • D N Russell
    • Gordon Elliott
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 1-31114

    Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Finished 5l behind Latest Exhibition when fourth of 8 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Nathaniel Lacy Latest Exhibition Partners Solicitors '50,000 Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff' at Leopardstown over 2m 6f (yielding) last month.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Maroon, White star, armlets and cap
    Fury Road Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap
    6
    Harry Senior
    • R M Power
    • C L Tizzard
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 3-42211

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f and 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. A winner at 4-1 in a Grade 2 hurdle race here over 2m 4f (soft) on his latest outing in January, beating King Roland by 2 1/4l. Has also won at Chepstow this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    Best Odds
    Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap
    Harry Senior Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Red, black sash, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
    7
    House Island
    • Gavin Sheehan
    • P R Webber
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 1-92124

    Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 7l behind Harry Senior when fourth of 8 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race here over 2m 4f (soft) in January.

    Best Odds
    Red, black sash, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
    House Island Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    8
    Janidil
    • M P Walsh
    • W P Mullins
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 422-111

    He has won three hurdle races at 2m on ground varying from soft to yielding - soft. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 3-1fav at Fairyhouse over 2m (yielding - soft) in December last year, beating Buildmeupbuttercup by 2 1/4l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    Janidil Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap
    9
    Kiltealy Briggs
    • A P Heskin
    • Jamie Snowden
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 2/22131

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 7f on heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 1-4fav at Kelso over 2m 7f (heavy) in January, beating Elf De Re by 1/2l. Has also won at Hexham this season.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap
    Kiltealy Briggs Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Purple, yellow hoop, grey sleeves, purple cap, yellow star
    10
    Latest Exhibition
    • B J Cooper
    • Paul Nolan
    • 7years, 11-5
    • Form: 21-1211

    He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 6f on soft and yielding ground. A winner at 7-2 in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Nathaniel Lacy Cobbler's Way Partners Solicitors '50,000 Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff' at Leopardstown over 2m 6f (yielding) on his latest outing last month, beating & by 2l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Rockavon - Sunday Mail

    Tipped by:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • The Guardian
    Best Odds
    Purple, yellow hoop, grey sleeves, purple cap, yellow star
    Latest Exhibition Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Black, royal blue star
    11
    Lieutenant Rocco
    • Harry Cobden
    • C L Tizzard
    • 5years, 11-5
    • Form: P-311

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f on heavy ground. A winner at 7-4 in a hurdle race at Warwick over 2m 3f (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Stick With Bill by 9l. Has also won at Chepstow this season.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • Rob Wright - The Times
    Best Odds
    Black, royal blue star
    Lieutenant Rocco Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap
    12
    Monkfish
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: P/1-2211

    He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 6f to 3m on yielding and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 5-4fav at Thurles over 2m 6f (yielding) in January, beating Alpine Cobra by 20l.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap
    Monkfish Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • White, royal blue sash and armlets, white and dark blue striped cap
    13
    Oscar Academy
    • Jonathan Moore
    • G P Cromwell
    • 7years, 11-5
    • Form: 425811

    He has won two hurdle races and two point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 5-4 in a hurdle race at Fakenham over 2m 7f (good to soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Rumble B by 4l. Has also won at Leicester this season. Having his first run for a new stable today.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    White, royal blue sash and armlets, white and dark blue striped cap
    Oscar Academy Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Maroon and yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, yellow cap
    14
    Ramses De Teillee
    • Tom Scudamore
    • David Pipe
    • 8years, 11-5
    • Form: 2P-1411

    Winner of three hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point at 3m on good to soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race when 5-6fav in the Group 2 Albert Bartlett Prestige Novices' Hurdle at Haydock over 3m (heavy) last month, beating Kalooki by 4l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Andy Morris - Shropshire Star

    Tipped by:

    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    Best Odds
    Maroon and yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, yellow cap
    Ramses De Teillee Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Red, white disc, diabolo on sleeves
    15
    Redford Road
    • Sam Twiston-Davies
    • N A Twiston-Davies
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 2-11215

    He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 8l behind Protektorat when fifth of 6 at 2-1fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 4f (soft) in January. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Red, white disc, diabolo on sleeves
    Redford Road Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Royal blue, white armlets, quartered cap
    16
    Sempo
    • Mr J J Slevin
    • Joseph P O'Brien
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 316-321

    Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 6f on good and good - yielding ground. Won on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race when 8-11fav at Thurles over 2m 6f (good - yielding) last month, beating Minella Encore by 7l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • The Score - Racing TV
    Best Odds
    Royal blue, white armlets, quartered cap
    Sempo Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
    17
    The Cashel Man
    • Jeremiah McGrath
    • N J Henderson
    • 8years, 11-5
    • Form: 22-1121

    He has won three hurdle races from 2m 4f to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished second but awarded race at Bangor-on-Dee over 2m 7f, when 1-6fav (soft) last month, beating Minella Trump. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • James Burn - LAMBOURN
    • TOPSPEED
    Best Odds
    Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
    The Cashel Man Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoops, MAROON sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap
    18
    The Wolf
    • Aidan Coleman
    • Olly Murphy
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 43-1421

    Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 6f on good and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when evens fav at Newcastle over 2m 6f (soft) in January, beating Electron Bleu by 2 1/4l. Has also won at Fakenham this season.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoops, MAROON sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap
    The Wolf Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
  • Purple, emerald green hoop, checked sleeves, white cap
    19
    Thyme Hill
    • R Johnson
    • P J Hobbs
    • 6years, 11-5
    • Form: 123-111

    He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race when 4-6fav in the Group 1 Betway Challow Novices' Hurdle at Newbury over 2m 4f (soft) in December last year, beating The Cashel Man by 1 1/2l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • Alistair Jones - SPOTLIGHT
    • Templegate - The Sun
    Best Odds
    Purple, emerald green hoop, checked sleeves, white cap
    Thyme Hill Cheltenham 14:50
    SP
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The pinnacle of the sport, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the feature race of the entire Festival, and one of the few racing events which hit the sporting mainstream.

Cheltenham 15:30

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Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1)

  • 5YO plus, 12 Runners
  • Chase, Turf
  • Winner £351,688, 2nd £132,500, 3rd £66,312, 4th £33,125, 5th £16,625, 6th £8,312, 7th £4,125, 8th £2,125
  • Distance: 3m 2f 70y
  • Going: Soft-good to soft in places

Our Verdict

Al Boum Photo arrives having had the same preparation, winning at Thurles on New Year's Day, as he attempts to become the first horse since Best Mate in 2003 to win back-to-back Gold Cups. He won with a fair amount of authority 12 months ago, but this appears to be a deeper renewal and his jumping will need to be spot on for him to make it two on the bounce. Last year's RSA Chase has proven to be a brilliant piece of form with SANTINI (second) and Delta Work (third) both confirming themselves to be strong contenders. The vote goes to Nicky Henderson's eight-year-old, who looks to have been trained with this race in mind since his novice hurdle days and his Cotswold Chase success over Bristol De Mai, who finished third in this last year, was a significant step forward from his return at Sandown. The application of cheekpieces are likely to benefit him in the early part of the race, and the extra distance will only play to his strengths. Delta Work arrives following a brace of Grade 1 victories at Leopardstown, finishing ahead of Kemboy and Presenting Percy on both occasions, and he rates a key player. Lostintranslation disappointed in the King George behind Clan Des Obeaux but had come out on top in the Betfair Chase prior and a repeat of that form would put him right in the mix.

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Distance Winner
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Number
Runner
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  • Yellow and black check, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black star
    1
    Al Boum Photo
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 8years, 11-10
    • Form: 1R/11-21

    Winner of two hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase when 4-7fav in the Group 3 Savills New Year's Day Chase at Tramore over 2m 5f (soft) in January, beating Acapella Bourgeois by 6l.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Racing Post
    • The Leader
    • The Sun
    • myracing.com

    Tipped by:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Mel Cullinan - SPOTLIGHT
    • The Guardian
    • Templegate - The Sun
    Best Odds
    Yellow and black check, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black star
    Al Boum Photo Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap
    2
    Bristol De Mai
    • D A Jacob
    • N A Twiston-Davies
    • 9years, 11-10
    • Form: 1F34-22

    Has won two hurdle races and eight chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 3 1/2l by Santini when second of 6 at 9-4 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase here over 3m 1f (soft) in January.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap
    Bristol De Mai Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Pink and white (halved), black sleeves, black cap, pink star
    3
    Chris's Dream
    • Aidan Coleman
    • H de Bromhead
    • 8years, 11-10
    • Form: 215-P11

    Winner of two hurdle races, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from soft to heavy. A winner at 3-1 in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park over 2m 4f (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Shattered Love by 2 1/4l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Pink and white (halved), black sleeves, black cap, pink star
    Chris's Dream Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Dark green, white chevron, light green sleeves, dark green and white check cap
    4
    Clan Des Obeaux
    • Harry Cobden
    • P F Nicholls
    • 8years, 11-10
    • Form: 1152-21

    Has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and six chases from 1m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 11-2 in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton over 3m (soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Cyrname by 21l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Whistler - Sunday Telegraph
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    • - sportinglife.com

    Tipped by:

    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • TOPSPEED
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    Best Odds
    Dark green, white chevron, light green sleeves, dark green and white check cap
    Clan Des Obeaux Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
    5
    Delta Work
    • M P Walsh
    • Gordon Elliott
    • 7years, 11-10
    • Form: 13-1411

    Has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and six chases from 1m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. A winner at 5-2 in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown over 3m (yielding) on his latest outing last month, beating Kemboy by 1 1/2l.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Wise Owl - Belfast Newsletter
    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • Karl Hedley - Irish Post
    • Jim Delahunt - Scottish Sun
    • Glendale - The Scotsman

    Tipped by:

    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    Best Odds
    Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
    Delta Work Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap
    6
    Elegant Escape
    • J J O'Neill
    • C L Tizzard
    • 8years, 11-10
    • Form: 66-236P

    Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m 3f to 3m 5f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Pulled up 4 out when 6-1 in the Group 3 Unibet Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Haydock over 3m 4f (heavy) in a Grade 3 chase won by Smooth Stepper last month on his latest outing.

    Best Odds
    Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap
    Elegant Escape Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Royal blue, yellow disc, diamonds on sleeves
    7
    Kemboy
    • Mr P W Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 8years, 11-10
    • Form: 1U1-142

    Has won a hurdle race and seven chases from 2m 3f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Beaten 1 1/2l by Delta Work when second of 8 at 5-4fav on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown over 3m (yielding) last month.

    Tipped by:

    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    Best Odds
    Royal blue, yellow disc, diamonds on sleeves
    Kemboy Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Yellow, dark blue braces
    8
    Lostintranslation
    • R M Power
    • C L Tizzard
    • 8years, 11-10
    • Form: 221-11P

    Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m to 3m 2f on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up 3 out when 15-8 in the Group 1 Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton over 3m (soft) in a Grade 1 chase won by Clan Des Obeaux in December last year on his latest outing. Has won at Haydock and Carlisle this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner

    Naps:

    • Alex Hammond - Sky Sports Racing
    Best Odds
    Yellow, dark blue braces
    Lostintranslation Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Maroon, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap
    9
    Monalee
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • H de Bromhead
    • 9years, 11-10
    • Form: 214-P32

    Winner of two hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Beaten a head by Delta Work when second of 8 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Savills Chase at Leopardstown over 3m (soft) in December last year.

    Best Odds
    Maroon, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap
    Monalee Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Emerald green, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap
    10
    Presenting Percy
    • D N Russell
    • P G Kelly
    • 9years, 11-10
    • Form: 1/18-353

    Has won six hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 3m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 8 behind Delta Work beaten 5l at 10-3 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown over 3m (yielding) last month.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner

    Naps:

    • Melissa Jones - Gloucestershire Echo
    • Brian Flanagan - Irish Daily Star
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, white star, chevrons on sleeves, white cap
    Presenting Percy Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Red, pink hoop and armlets
    11
    Real Steel
    • Brian Hughes
    • W P Mullins
    • 7years, 11-10
    • Form: 2-1141P

    Winner of a hurdle race and five chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to yielding. Pulled up 2 out when evens fav in the Group 2 Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park over 2m 4f (heavy) in a Grade 2 chase won by Chris's Dream last month on his latest outing.

    Best Odds
    Red, pink hoop and armlets
    Real Steel Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
  • Grey, white epaulets
    12
    Santini
    • Nico de Boinville
    • N J Henderson
    • 8years, 11-10
    • Form: 1/132-11

    Winner of three hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase when 13-8fav here over 3m 1f (soft) in January, beating Bristol De Mai by 3 1/2l. Has also won at Sandown this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Jon Freeman - The i

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • James Burn - LAMBOURN
    • POSTDATA
    • Rob Wright - The Times
    Best Odds
    Grey, white epaulets
    Santini Cheltenham 15:30
    SP
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Known as the 'amateur Gold Cup', the Foxhunters' Chase is run over the same trip as the Cheltenham showpiece around 40 minutes before it, and is exclusively for amateur riders.

Cheltenham 16:10

St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase

  • 5YO plus, 24 Runners
  • Chase, Turf
  • Winner £26,685, 2nd £8,379, 3rd £4,190, 4th £2,092, 5th £1,048, 6th £526, 7th £266, 8th £126
  • Distance: 3m 2f 70y
  • Going: Soft-good to soft in places

Our Verdict

Last year's 1-2 Hazel Hill and Shantou Flyer are back for another bite at the cherry and it would come as no surprise to see the former, who was recently turned over by Minella Rocco in a tactical affair at Wetherby, bounce back to his best and turn the tables on Jonjo O'Neill's charge now granted some cover in this larger field. It does look a deeper renewal this time around, though, and there are a couple of interesting Irish raiders to focus on. BILLAWAY gave 5lb and an eight-length beating to Enda Bolger's Staker Wallace when they clashed over 3m at Naas in January and although the runner-up was entitled to need that first run in almost three years, and has since picked up a point race at Nenagh, that only serves to boost the formline and heighten the appeal of the Willie Mullins representative. Patrick Mullins does the steering once again aboard the Well Chosen gelding, who very much shaped like he'd thrive for a stiffer test when powering home through the mud last time.

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Course Winner
Distance Winner
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Number
Runner
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  • Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap
    1
    Alcala
    • Angus Cheleda
    • P F Nicholls
    • 10years, 12-0
    • Form: 426-F12

    Has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and seven chases from 1m 4f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Beaten 1 1/4l by Bob And Co when second of 4 at 5-6fav on his latest outing in a chase at Fontwell over 3m 2f (soft) last month.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap
    Alcala Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • White, red hoops, striped sleeves
    2
    Arctic Skipper
    • Mr J C Barry
    • V Halley
    • 11years, 12-0
    • Form: 11181P

    Has won a hurdle race, two chases and seven point-to-points from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Pulled up when 6-4fav at Knockanard over 3m (soft - heavy) in a point-to-point race won by Oscar Contender last month on his latest outing.

    Best Odds
    White, red hoops, striped sleeves
    Arctic Skipper Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Yellow, black horse, yellow sleeves, black seams, yellow cap, black tassel
    3
    Billaway
    • Mr P W Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 8years, 12-0
    • Form: 6312-21

    He has won two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 7f to 3m on good - yielding and soft ground. A winner at 9-2 in a chase at Naas over 3m (soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Staker Wallace by 8l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
    Best Odds
    Yellow, black horse, yellow sleeves, black seams, yellow cap, black tassel
    Billaway Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Grey, black and red check sleeves and cap
    4
    Bishops Road
    • Mr Z Baker
    • T R David
    • 12years, 12-0
    • Form: 63-1F22

    Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to soft to yielding - soft. Beaten 5l by Wishing And Hoping when second of 8 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Taunton over 2m 7f (soft) in January.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    Best Odds
    Grey, black and red check sleeves and cap
    Bishops Road Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap
    5
    Caid Du Berlais
    • Mr W Biddick
    • Mrs R Loxton
    • 11years, 12-0
    • Form: 51/1P-11

    Has won two hurdle races, four chases and five point-to-points from 2m 1f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 1-2fav at Buckfastleigh over 3m (heavy) in January, beating Marcle Ridge by 5l.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap
    Caid Du Berlais Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, red braces and diamonds on cap
    6
    Chosen Dream
    • Mr N McParlan
    • G J McKeever
    • 12years, 12-0
    • Form: 4-36P82

    Has won two chases and ten point-to-points from 2m 5f to 3m 3f on good and yielding - soft ground. Beaten 8l by Winged Leader when second of 9 at 7-1fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Kirkistown over 3m last month.

    Best Odds
    Emerald green, red braces and diamonds on cap
    Chosen Dream Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • White, light blue spots, striped sleeves, white cap
    7
    Don Bersy
    • Mr Liam Harrison
    • R Potter
    • 7years, 12-0
    • Form: 42-121R

    Has won four hurdle races and four point-to-points from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Refused when 4-7fav at Chaddesley Corbett over 3m in a point-to-point race won by Doc Carver last month on his latest outing.

    Best Odds
    White, light blue spots, striped sleeves, white cap
    Don Bersy Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Black, silver disc
    8
    Don Poli
    • Mr T Durrell
    • N Pearce
    • 11years, 12-0
    • Form: P30-P11

    Has won three hurdle races, five chases and two point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 1-4fav at Alnwick over 3m (good to soft) in January, beating Killer Crow by 1 1/2l.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Black, silver disc
    Don Poli Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Red and yellow diamonds
    9
    Duhallow Tornado
    • Mr Thomas M O'Brien
    • O J Pimlott
    • 8years, 12-0
    • Form: 1111/4-1

    Winner of two chases and four point-to-points from 3m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 6-4fav at Brocklesby Park over 3m (good to soft) last month, beating King Of The Clothe by a head.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Red and yellow diamonds
    Duhallow Tornado Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Orange, emerald green chevrons, orange sleeves, hooped cap
    10
    Dylrow
    • Mr B O'Neill
    • D M Christie
    • 10years, 12-0
    • Form: 60-P115

    Winner of a hurdle race, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Finished 12l behind Billaway when fifth of 11 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Naas over 3m (soft) in January.

    Best Odds
    Orange, emerald green chevrons, orange sleeves, hooped cap
    Dylrow Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Straw, blue and straw quartered cap
    11
    Hazel Hill
    • Mr Alex Edwards
    • Philip Rowley
    • 12years, 12-0
    • Form: 111-112

    Has won five chases and 12 point-to-points from 2m 7f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 1 1/2l by Minella Rocco when second of 5 at 1-4fav on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 3m (soft) last month. Has won at Sheriff Hutton and Cheltenham this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner

    Tipped by:

    • POSTDATA
    • Templegate - The Sun
    Best Odds
    Straw, blue and straw quartered cap
    Hazel Hill Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, royal blue chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap
    12
    It Came To Pass
    • Miss Maxine O'Sullivan
    • Eugene M O'Sullivan
    • 10years, 12-0
    • Form: U1U17P

    Winner of four chases and three point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Pulled up when 2-1fav at Kilfeacle over 3m (soft - heavy) in a point-to-point race won by Lite Duties in January on his latest outing.

    Best Odds
    Emerald green, royal blue chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap
    It Came To Pass Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Emerald green and light blue check, light blue sleeves, purple cap
    13
    Law Of Gold
    • Mr D Peters
    • D Kemp
    • 7years, 12-0
    • Form: 21-1111

    Winner of a chase and five point-to-points from 3m to 3m 3f on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 6-4fav at Horseheath over 3m (good) last month, beating Tullys Touch by 12l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Emerald green and light blue check, light blue sleeves, purple cap
    Law Of Gold Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Pink, grey chevron, check cap
    14
    Marcle Ridge
    • Mr Sam Jukes
    • Sam Jukes
    • 8years, 12-0
    • Form: 112-122

    Winner of a chase and four point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 5l by Caid Du Berlais when second of 11 at 3-1fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Buckfastleigh over 3m (heavy) in January.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    Best Odds
    Pink, grey chevron, check cap
    Marcle Ridge Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    15
    Minella Rocco
    • Mr Derek O'Connor
    • Jonjo O'Neill
    • 10years, 12-0
    • Form: PP-P811

    Winner of two hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 5f to 4m on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 5-2 in a chase at Wetherby over 3m (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Hazel Hill by 1 1/2l. Has also won at Warwick this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    • Rob Wright - The Times
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    Minella Rocco Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Black, silver braid, light blue cap
    16
    Mr Mercurial
    • Mr W B Ramsay
    • W B Ramsay
    • 12years, 12-0
    • Form: 01-1361

    Has won nine chases and five point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m 3f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 4-1 in a chase at Musselburgh over 3m 3f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Southfield Vic by 2l. Has also won at Perth this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Black, silver braid, light blue cap
    Mr Mercurial Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Royal blue, tartan sash and sleeves, royal blue cap
    17
    Rewritetherules
    • Mr T Hamilton
    • John Joseph Hanlon
    • 6years, 12-0
    • Form: 6-11611

    He has won two chases and two point-to-points from 2m 7f to 3m on good and soft ground. A winner at 4-6fav in a point-to-point race at Punchestown over 3m on his latest outing last month, beating Handy Headon by 1/2l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Royal blue, tartan sash and sleeves, royal blue cap
    Rewritetherules Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Royal blue, cerise hoop, armlets and cap
    18
    Sausalito Sunrise
    • Mr J Smith-Maxwell
    • Alexandra Dunn
    • 12years, 12-0
    • Form: 30/21-41

    Has won four hurdle races, four chases and two point-to-points from 2m to 3m 6f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 5-2fav at Cocklebarrow over 3m 6f in January, beating The Dapper Fox by 10l.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Royal blue, cerise hoop, armlets and cap
    Sausalito Sunrise Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Red, brown sleeves and cap
    19
    Shantou Flyer
    • Mr D Maxwell
    • Mrs R Loxton
    • 10years, 12-0
    • Form: 5112-11

    Has won a hurdle race, eight chases and a point-to-point from 2m 5f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 4-11fav at Fakenham over 3m (soft) last month, beating Haymount by 23l. Has also won at Larkhill this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • TOPSPEED
    • The Guardian
    Best Odds
    Red, brown sleeves and cap
    Shantou Flyer Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap
    20
    Southfield Theatre
    • Miss L Bradstock
    • Mrs Sara V Bradstock
    • 12years, 12-0
    • Form: 91-1121

    Has won four hurdle races, a NH flat race, four chases and five point-to-points from 2m to 4m on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a point-to-point race when 4-7fav at Higham over 3m (good to soft) last month, beating An Scairp by 6l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • James Burn - LAMBOURN
    Best Odds
    White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap
    Southfield Theatre Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
    21
    Staker Wallace
    • Mr J J Codd
    • E Bolger
    • 9years, 12-0
    • Form: 4413/21

    Successful in two point-to-points at 3m on yielding - soft ground. A winner at 1-2fav in a point-to-point race at Nenagh over 3m (yielding - soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Lite Duties by 8l.

    Pointers:

    • Won Last Time Out

    Naps:

    • Luke Tucker - Cambridge Evening News

    Tipped by:

    • Steve Boow - SPOTLIGHT
    Best Odds
    EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
    Staker Wallace Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Dark blue, grey chevron, grey sleeves, dark blue armlets
    22
    Stellar Notion
    • Mr James King
    • P A Kirby
    • 12years, 12-0
    • Form: 1P112-P

    Has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race, four chases and two point-to-points from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up when 8-1fav at Sheriff Hutton over 3m (soft) in a point-to-point race won by Hazel Hill in January on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.

    Best Odds
    Dark blue, grey chevron, grey sleeves, dark blue armlets
    Stellar Notion Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Black, white cross belts, diabolo on sleeves
    23
    Top Wood
    • Miss T Worsley
    • Miss K Morgan
    • 13years, 12-0
    • Form: 2P/31-26

    Has won two hurdle races, three NH flat races, three chases and two point-to-points from 1m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 7-1 when sixth of 9 on his latest outing in a chase at Haydock over 3m 2f (heavy) in December last year.

    Best Odds
    Black, white cross belts, diabolo on sleeves
    Top Wood Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
  • Emerald green, black and emerald green hooped sleeves, striped cap
    24
    Kalabaloo
    • Miss G Andrews
    • T Ellis
    • 8years, 11-7
    • Form: 13-1411

    Has won a chase and eight point-to-points from 3m to 3m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Won on her latest outing in a point-to-point race when 2-5fav at Alnwick over 3m last month, beating Roderick Random by 3 1/2l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, black and emerald green hooped sleeves, striped cap
    Kalabaloo Cheltenham 16:10
    SP
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A handicap chase over two miles, the Grand Annual isn't shy of a big-priced winner, and was won by 66/1 shot Croco Bay in 2019.

Cheltenham 16:50

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

  • 5YO plus, 22 Runners
  • Chase, Turf
  • Winner £61,897, 2nd £23,320, 3rd £11,671, 4th £5,830, 5th £2,926, 6th £1,463, 7th £726, 8th £374
  • Distance: 2m 62y
  • Going: Soft-good to soft in places

Our Verdict

LISP ran well at the Festival last year when fifth in the County Hurdle and has shown promise in three chase outings this term. He seemingly paid for making the running in a four-runner Grade 2 at Doncaster last time but could better that effort if granted some cover in this larger field now sent handicapping. Eclair De Beaufeu accounted for the smart Paloma Blue at Leopardstown last month and, along with Gowran scorer Chosen Mate, he gives Gordon Elliott a strong hand. Two Taffs, who was placed in the novice handicap at this meeting in 2017, should be putting in his best work in the closing stages and warrants respect for target trainer Dan Skelton, who also saddles up an interesting outsider in the shape of Marracudja. He drops in class after finishing third in the Clarence House at Ascot. Paul Nicholls' improving handicap debutant Greaneteen, who is 3-3 over fences, cannot be left out of calculations either.

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Distance Winner
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Number
Runner
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  • Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    1
    Great Field
    • J S McGarvey
    • Jonjo O'Neill
    • 9years, 11-12
    • Form: 1/FF-4UP

    Has won three hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to soft - heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Pulled up at the last when 16-1 in the Group 1 Paddy's Rewards Club 'Loyalty's Dead, Live For Rewards' Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (soft) in a Grade 1 chase won by A Plus Tard in December last year on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    Great Field Cheltenham 16:50
    SP
  • Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap
    2
    Marracudja
    • Bridget Andrews
    • Dan Skelton
    • 9years, 11-11
    • Form: 3-85513

    Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 1m 7f to 2m on good and soft ground. Third of 5 behind Defi Du Seuil beaten 8l at 66-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (heavy) in January.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap
    Marracudja Cheltenham 16:50
    SP
  • Dark blue, pink epaulets and star on cap
    3
    Capeland
    • Miss B Frost
    • P F Nicholls
    • 8years, 11-10
    • Form: 84-D145

    Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and four chases from 1m 3f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Well beaten at 25-1 when last of 5 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (heavy) in January.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner

    Tipped by:

    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • TOPSPEED
    Best Odds
    Dark blue, pink epaulets and star on cap
    Capeland Cheltenham 16:50
    SP
  • Maroon and white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop
    4
    Paloma Blue
    • Aidan Coleman
    • H de Bromhead
    • 8years, 11-9
    • Form: 16-6232

    He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to yielding. Beaten 2 1/2l by Eclair De Beaufeu when second of 15 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (yielding) last month.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner

    Tipped by:

    • POSTDATA
    Best Odds
    Maroon and white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop
    Paloma Blue Cheltenham 16:50
    SP
  • Light blue, brown cross of lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap
    5
    Mcgroarty
    • Brian Hughes
    • Dr R D P Newland
    • 9years, 11-9
    • Form: 45111P

    Has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race, six chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to yielding. Pulled up 3 out when 10-1 over this course and distance (heavy) in a chase won by Saint Calvados in October last year on his latest outing. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    Best Odds
    Light blue, brown cross of lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap
    Mcgroarty Cheltenham 16:50
    SP
  • White, black spots, black sleeves, white spots
    6
    Gino Trail
    • J E Moore
    • Fergal O'Brien
    • 13years, 11-8
    • Form: 3/22P-P1

    Has won a hurdle race, seven chases and a point-to-point from 1m 7f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 9-2 in a chase at Doncaster over 2m (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Katpoli by 4l. Carries a 5lb penalty today for that success.

    Pointers:

    • Course winner
    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out
    Best Odds
    White, black spots, black sleeves, white spots
    Gino Trail Cheltenham 16:50
    SP
  • Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves
    7
    Greaneteen
    • Harry Cobden
    • P F Nicholls
    • 6years, 11-7
    • Form: 11-0111

    Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 2-5fav at Fakenham over 2m (soft) last month, beating Champagne Mystery by 5l. Has won 3 times this season.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    Best Odds
    Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves
    Greaneteen Cheltenham 16:50
    SP
  • maroon, white star, white armlets and cap
    8
    Eclair De Beaufeu
    • S F O'Keeffe
    • Gordon Elliott
    • 6years, 11-6
    • Form: 6-21431

    Winner of two hurdle races, two NH flat races and two chases from 1m 4f to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. A winner at 8-1 in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (yielding) on his latest outing last month, beating Paloma Blue by 2 1/2l.

    Pointers:

    • Distance Winner
    • Won Last Time Out

    Tipped by:

    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Emily Weber - SPOTLIGHT
    Best Odds
    maroon, white star, white armlets and cap
    Eclair De Beaufeu Cheltenham 16:50