• 14:05 RSA Chase 3m 110y

  • Winner £85,425 2nd £32,055 3rd £16,050 4th £7,995
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; Cross Country: Good to Soft, Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.30s
  • Off time: 14:05:22
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 12/1
2nd Smad Place (FR) 13/2
3rd Morning Assembly (IRE) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 516212 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Annacotty (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
6 11-4 b M Keighley Ian Popham 146 20/121.00
2 1/113-11 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Ballycasey (IRE) 31
7 11-4 W P Mullins R Walsh 157 13/27.50
3 5-01112 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black Thunder (FR) 60
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 153 16/117.00
4 21221U Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Carlingford Lough (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
8 11-4 J E Kiely A P McCoy 150 7/18.00
5 332-111 Black, emerald green chevrons on sleeves Corrin Wood (IRE) 60
Distance Winner
7 11-4 D McCain Jnr R Johnson 156 10/111.00
6 23-1212 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Don Cossack (GER) 31
Beaten Favourite
7 11-4 t1 G Elliott B J Cooper 152 11/112.00
7 11P6-1P Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Gevrey Chambertin (FR) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 t1 D Pipe T Scudamore 147 25/126.00
8 122-214 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Just A Par (IRE) 76
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 148 16/117.00
9 264-112 Red and White check, White cap Le Bec (FR) 88
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 149 10/111.00
10 2P-1212 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Many Clouds (IRE) 25
7 11-4 O Sherwood L P Aspell 145 16/117.00
11 1F1-112 Grey, Grey and Black check cap Morning Assembly (IRE) 73
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 P A Fahy D N Russell 146 9/110.00
12 114-2P1 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap O'Faolains Boy (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-4 Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty 144 12/113.00
13 713115 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond Samingarry (FR) 46
Distance Winner
7 11-4 N J Hawke Paul Moloney 126 100/1101.00
14 103-312 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Sam Winner (FR) 32
Course Winner
7 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 147 12/113.00
15 233-U11 GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Smad Place (FR) 32
Distance Winner
7 11-4 A King R Thornton 148 13/27.50


This could turn out to be one of the best races of the week with most of the 15 declared runners having some sort of chance on their best form. Several have already met this season with O'Faolains Boy beating Many Clouds in a Grade 2 at Wetherby last month with Gevrey Chambertin pulled up. The runner-up is 4lb better off here, however, and might turn the tables though he'd lost out to Black Thunder at Haydock in November and that line of form suggests the unbeaten Corrin Wood may have his measure. Sam Winner reversed earlier course running with Le Bec over a longer trip here in December and was giving SMAD PLACE 3lb when beaten two lengths at Newbury last month. But we fancy Alan King's improving grey, a classy staying hurdler, to confirm the form and he'll be a threat to all if still in contention coming down the hill for the final time so gets the nod. Annacotty won the Feltham at Kempton on Boxing Day and has run well here since but winners of that Kempton feature have a poor record in this. Ballycasey beat Don Cossack four lengths in the Moriarty at Leopardstown last month but Carlingford Lough was challenging when hampered and unseating his rider at the last and had earlier beaten Morning Assembly in a Grade 1.