Cheltenham

  • 15:20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £156,612 2nd £58,768 3rd £29,425 4th £14,658
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 49.50s
  • Off time: 15:20:14
15:20 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st More Of That (IRE) 15/2
2nd Annie Power (IRE) 11/8
3rd At Fishers Cross (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111-4U2 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap At Fishers Cross (IRE) 47
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 p Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 157 9/110.00
2 1111/1-3 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 47
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 170 7/24.50
3 26-1613 Black and white (halved), red sleeves, emerald green cap Celestial Halo (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-10 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 161 20/121.00
5 411P-22 Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Medinas (FR) 103
Course Winner
7 11-10 A King Wayne Hutchinson 154 25/126.00
6 1-111 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star More Of That (IRE) 89
Course Winner
6 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill B J Geraghty 160 15/28.50
7 2-01314 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve De Sivola (FR) 47
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 Nick Williams R Johnson 161 33/134.00
8 2P-1421 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Rule The World 54
Distance Winner
7 11-10 M F Morris B T O'Connell 158 14/115.00
9 115-222 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Salubrious (IRE) 82
Course Winner
7 11-10 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 153 25/126.00
10 41-2222 Red, pink hoop and armlets Zarkandar (IRE) 26
Course Winner
7 11-10 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 162 14/115.00
11 111-111 Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Annie Power (IRE) 47
Course Winner
6 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 165 11/82.38
Non runners
4121-231Mala Beach (IRE)611-10G ElliottR C Colgan152
12111/11-1Quevega (FR)1011-3W P MullinsP Townend167

Verdict

Quevega has been declared again after Tuesday's record-breaking heroics. She is a Grade 1 winner over this trip so couldn't be ignored in the unlikely event of lining up but Ruby Walsh has committed to the equally prolific ANNIE POWER. The trip is a step into the unknown for Willie Mullins' unbeaten mare but she certainly wasn't stopping over 2m5f here in January when quickening clear of the luckless Zarkandar. It's significant that she's been aimed at this rather than shorter options and she can end Big Buck's hopes of a fifth stayers' crown. Paul Nicholls' 11-year-old made a perfectly respectable return from injury here in January, however, and won't go down without a fight though he'll have to rewrite the history books again if he is to get back to winning ways today. His stable have four entries with tough front-runner Celestial Halo also respected but the ground has turned against At Fishers Cross, who hinted at a revival last time, while Reve de Sivola also needs the mud. More Of That is improving and beat Salubrious over 2m5f here in December but this is his toughest task to date and Mala Beach, Medinas and Rule The World are unlikely to be good enough.