• 12:30 Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Novices' Chase2m 5f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.10s
  • Off time: 12:30:36
12:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Whisky (IRE) 4/5
2nd Wonderful Charm (FR) 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-12175 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Riverman 19
5 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 124 50/151.00
2 2/18-111 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Wonderful Charm (FR) 14
Distance Winner
5 11-8 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 152 5/42.25
3 4-51590 Royal blue, red inverted triangle and sleeves, yellow cap Captain Ocana (IRE) 83
8 11-5 P Henderson Nick Scholfield 114 100/1101.00
4 4/2109-9 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 27
6 11-0 t1 D Pipe T Scudamore 14/115.00
5 112P4-2 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/51.80


We weren't overly impressed with Oscar Whisky's jumping on his chase debut here last month but he was only beaten a neck by the smart Taquin Du Seuil and will know more today. However, a line through third The Romford Pele suggests Nicky Henderson's charge will struggle to get the better of WONDERFUL CHARM, despite receiving 8lb. The latter looks a natural chaser and is working his way steadily through the ranks. He has hardly put a foot wrong in three starts over fences and can extend his unbeaten record here. Close House should make a chaser but this is a baptism of fire and he didn't manage a win here in five tries over timber.