• 14:05 Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:06:17
14:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st American Trilogy (IRE) 20/1
2nd Stradbrook (IRE) 66/1
3rd Cockney Trucker (IRE) 17/2
4th Nortonthorpe Lad (IRE) 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-F3425 White and Purple hoops Clopf (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
8 11-12 E J O'Grady A J Mcnamara 147 33/134.00
2 5541/65 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Arcalis 75
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 145 40/141.00
3 2-03520 Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap Group Captain 41
Distance Winner
7 11-9 H J Collingridge R J Killoran (5) 144 40/141.00
4 404-205 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Khyber Kim 57
Distance Winner
7 11-9 b1 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 144 33/134.00
5 31P3-50 Brown, beige hoops and armlets Harper Valley (IRE) 6
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-8 t Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 143 33/134.00
6 111 White, Purple hooped sleeves and cap Aachen 19
Distance Winner
5 11-7 Miss V Williams S Thomas 142 10/111.00
7 U0-1602 GREY, red hoop, grey cap Sesenta (IRE) 23
5 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend (3) 140 20/121.00
8 113150 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Leo's Lucky Star (USA) 3
Distance Winner
7 11-3 t D Pipe T Scudamore 138 66/167.00
9 118F-1P Royal Blue, Pink hoop Cedrus Libani (IRE) 84
Distance Winner
8 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 138 100/1101.00
10 10-0270 Royal Blue, Emerald Green diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves, striped cap Silver Jaro (FR) 14
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-3 t T Hogan N D Fehily 138 33/134.00
11 32-0331 Light Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Orange striped cap Raise Your Heart (IRE) 148
6 11-2 Ms J Morgan D J Condon 137 11/112.00
13 15-559 white and black halved, red sleeves and cap Rippling Ring (SAF) 18
Distance Winner
6 11-1 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield (3) 136 33/134.00
14 3-0F538 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Working Title (IRE) 23
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 p1 N J Henderson Felix de Giles (3) 135 33/134.00
15 1349 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap American Trilogy (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 11-0 b P F Nicholls R Walsh 135 20/121.00
16 8-11284 Orange and Emerald Green chevrons, Orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 68
6 11-0 N Meade Emmet Mullins (5) 135 33/134.00
17 3-41322 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon and Grey striped cap Farringdon 50
6 11-0 p Mrs P Dobbs P W Flood 135 25/126.00
18 11-101 Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue cap, Red star Dave's Dream (IRE) 6 (ex5)
Distance Winner
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 135 7/24.50
19 09132F WHITE, RED chevrons on sleeves, RED cap Sky Hall (IRE) 83
6 10-13 b N Meade L Mcniff (7) 134 20/121.00
20 14-3111 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 97
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-13 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 134 5/16.00
21 0P-U6U4 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Bedlam Boy (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
8 10-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 133 50/151.00
22 25-3416 Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Culcabock (IRE) 48
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-11 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies (5) 132 50/151.00
23 216 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Kandari (FR) 26
Beaten Favourite
5 10-10 N Meade N P Madden 131 14/115.00
24 322421 Yellow, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Nortonthorpe Lad (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
7 10-10 t Mrs A M Thorpe D A Jacob 131 50/151.00
25 18-315 RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Cockney Trucker (IRE) 58
Distance Winner
7 10-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 17/29.50
26 2B8310 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Gloucester 3 (ex5)
6 10-9 M Scudamore J Kington (5) 125 80/181.00
27 1720 Dark Blue, Light Blue sash, White sleeves, Light Blue cap Moves Goodenough 6
6 10-7 Andrew Turnell Timmy Murphy 128 100/1101.00
28 14-1410 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Stradbrook (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
7 10-6 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (5) 127 66/167.00
Non runners
1240-1810Take The Breeze (FR)611-2P F NichollsHarry Skelton137


Dave's Dream is sure to attract plenty of attention, Sunnyhillboy rates highly but our preference is for RAISE YOUR HEART. Dave's Dream has always been held in high regard and won the Imperial Cup very easily and he's due to race from a 13lb higher mark than he does today as a result. He's had little racing this season so should be fresh enough despite that recent run and the fact that his trainer has given him the go-ahead to contest this race is a big plus. Aachen has to be respected given that his shrewd connections have decided to aim him at this race but he doesn't appear to be obviously well handicapped and he will have to be nigh on top class to carry his weight to victory. All of the McManus horses merit consideration but Sunnyhillboy has obvious claims having completed his hat-trick in gritty fashion at Sandown and he could still be ahead of the game. The slow pace wouldn't have suited him that day but this race should play to his strengths and he's open to plenty of improvement. Cockney Trucker has been well touted but he comes into the race on the back of a poor run behind Mad Max which is not ideal although it does leave him on a fair mark and the better ground will suit. Sky Hall was still travelling well enough when falling in an Ascot handicap won by Sentry Duty and races from the same mark whilst Bedlam Boy hasn't shown a lot of late but isn't on a bad mark and is from a yard whose horses are always worth a second look. The Irish have taken this prize for the last two years and Raise Your Heart is fancied to complete a hat-trick for the Emerald Isle. He's 8lbs higher than when winning a muddling five runner race at Punchestown which isn't bad given the runner-up was rated a stone higher. That win goes some way to allaying stamina concerns, the better ground will suit and he looks progressive so we'll take Raise Your Heart to lift ours.