• 16:20 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.20s
  • Off time: 16:20:42
16:20 Bangor-on-Dee Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Coverholder (IRE) 8/15
2nd Koultas King (IRE) 11/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U-02P45 Black, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap Turbo Du Ranch (FR) 18
6 11-12 t W Greatrex Thomas Garner (7) 113 9/25.50
2 24-42P2 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Koultas King (IRE) 22
6 11-11 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 112 11/26.50
3 55-5F62 Black, red hoops, black sleeves, red stars Ajman (IRE) 28
8 11-7 t Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 108 20/121.00
4 534 Light blue, pink sleeves, light blue and pink check cap Welsh Bard (IRE) 15
4 10-13 p1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 110 14/115.00
5 5-41111 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Coverholder (IRE) 8
6 10-5 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 92 8/151.53


COVERHOLDER is a winner without a penalty and difficult to oppose. He landed his fourth straight victory when successful in a conditionals' race at Wetherby last week and can go in again. Koultas King and Ajman can both figure on the back of recent placed efforts with the former preferred over today's trip while top weight Turbo Du Ranch may also get involved after finishing fourth at Warwick on his latest start. All three of the above will still do well to get the better of the selection, however, while Welsh Bard has been well beaten in a couple of maiden hurdles and is even harder to fancy.