• 15:20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle3m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.90s
  • Off time: 15:20:20
15:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Big Buck's (FR) 6/1
2nd Punchestowns (FR) 10/3
3rd Powerstation (IRE) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1FF235 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Afsoun (FR) 18
Course Winner
7 11-10 N J Henderson D Elsworth 158 100/1101.00
2 371-U11 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 47
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 170 6/17.00
3 411-446 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Blazing Bailey 47
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 b A King R Thornton 158 28/129.00
4 37-2113 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 47
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 166 14/115.00
5 13512-1 Yellow, Light Blue hoop, armlets and cap Kasbah Bliss (FR) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-10 F Doumen C Pieux 10/111.91
6 12121P/ Dark Blue, White armlets Mighty Man (FR) 686
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 H D Daly S Thomas 164 28/129.00
7 941-223 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Mobaasher (USA) 82
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-10 bt P F Nicholls Christian Williams 157 33/134.00
8 5/15-325 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap No Refuge (IRE) 47
Course Winner
9 11-10 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 151 100/1101.00
9 11-1358 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Pettifour (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
7 11-10 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 159 66/167.00
10 414122 MAROON, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap Powerstation (IRE) 36
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-10 E O'Connell A J Mcnamara 145 25/126.00
11 113-112 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap Punchestowns (FR) 47
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 173 10/34.33
12 113-113 Yellow and Royal Blue stripes, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Shakervilz (FR) 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 131 50/151.00
13 162-352 EMERALD GREEN, DARK GREEN epaulets, WHITE cap Tazbar (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-10 K G Reveley J Reveley 157 33/134.00
14 P-32522 ORANGE, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue cap, orange spots Whatuthink (IRE) 49
7 11-10 b1 O McKiernan D N Russell 140 100/1101.00


With the retirement of triple World Hurdle winner Inglis Drever, last year's runner-up KASBAH BLISS is taken to go one better this season and gets the vote ahead of the progressive Punchestowns and Fair Along. The Philip Hobbs-trained gelding probably found conditions too testing when third behind Big Buck's and Punchestowns in the Cleeve Hurdle here in January and he should be much better suited by the underfoot conditions today. Big Buck's has won under similar conditions to those he tackles here but Paul Nicholls will probably want further rain to fall for his six-year-old. Stable companion Mobaasher needs to improve on all known form to trouble the judge, while Alan King's Blazing Bailey is capable but has been well held in his outings this term. Mighty Man finished second in this event two years ago but has only had one start since then when pulled up at Aintree the following month and Henry Daly's gelding looks best watched. Nicky Henderson's Punchestowns has shown much improved form for being stepped up in trip this season and he warrants plenty of respect under ground conditions that should suit but it is hard to get away from Kasbah Bliss. Francois Doumen's gelding showed his well being with a smooth success in The Rendlesham at Haydock last time and a reproduction of that effort may well suffice.