• 14:45 Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 57.60s
  • Off time: 14:45:10
14:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 11/1
2nd Kayf Aramis 8/1
3rd Tidal Bay (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/3226U- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 267
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 160 9/25.50
3 1/8F63-0 Yellow, Red spots Sir Harry Ormesher 71
9 10-10 A King Wayne Hutchinson 144 10/111.00
4 U1-31 ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Oscargo (IRE) 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-6 P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 4/51.80
5 103-967 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 15
5 10-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 135 11/112.00
6 308-502 Red, Mauve chevron and sleeves, White cap, Red spots Kayf Aramis 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-0 b N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 133 8/19.00
7 231-224 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Arctic Court (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
8 10-0 J S Goldie Timmy Murphy 130 9/110.00
9 7943-43 Red, Black epaulets, Red sleeves, Grey armlets, White cap South O'The Border 233
10 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies Brendan Powell (7) 128 28/129.00
10 F1-1157 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Estates Recovery (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
7 10-0 H J Evans James Best (7) 127 50/151.00
Non runners
2682P-52Get Me Out Of Here (IRE)811-3Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy151
88120-3PNo Secrets (IRE)810-0W GreatrexNon Runner129


The enigmatic Tidal Bay has his first run for the champion trainer but his inclusion ensures that stablemate OSCARGO only has 10st6lb to carry and he is much preferred. Still unexposed over timber, the latter took a while to warm to his task here last month but went readily clear of Kayf Aramis in the closing stages and can confirm that running with the runner-up, despite a hike in the weights. Get Me Out Of Here ran a cracker behind Oscar Whisky in a Grade 2 over 2m5f here last time but tries 3m for the first time and there is unlikely to be much hanging about today with front-runner Arctic Court in the field. Sir Harry Ormesher usually doesn't come good until the spring and was well beaten at Chepstow in October but is worth watching for future reference.