• 17:05 Ryman Business Club Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £5,996 2nd £1,873 3rd £936 4th £468
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 3.80s
  • Off time: 17:05:57
17:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Iheardu (IRE) 4/1
2nd Battlecry 15/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2645P-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Shadow Dancer (IRE) 41
6 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry 121 5/16.00
2 356-224 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Nudge And Nurdle (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
10 11-11 N A Twiston-Davies Mr S Waley-Cohen 120 11/26.50
3 325-142 Yellow, Brown disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Earth Planet (IRE) 24
Course Winner
9 11-11 pt P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 120 9/25.50
4 6-U12FP White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Quattrocento (FR) 49
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 v P Bowen M P Fogarty 118 11/26.50
5 1P31P2 White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Cullahill (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
9 11-6 pt R H Buckler Mr W Biddick 115 9/25.50
7 322S-72 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Battlecry 49
Distance Winner
10 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 111 15/28.50
9 56P-123 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Iheardu (IRE) 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-10 p1 N P Mulholland Mr J T Carroll 105 4/15.00
Non runners
61161-13Dammam611-3F O'BrienNick Slatter112
8P3P27-PAcrai Rua (IRE)811-1K M PrendergastMr Tom David110


Bottom weight Iheardu makes plenty of appeal in this back over fences. The five-year-old travelled strongly for a long way over hurdles at Fontwell earlier this month and should strip fitter here. Shadow Dancer returned from a lay-off to score at Stratford last month and is only 4lb higher here, but Earth Planet has a poor strike rate over fences and was beaten off a lower mark at Newton Abbot last time. Cullahill has beaten a couple of these lately and could go close again but NUDGE AND NURDLE is back on a decent mark and wasn't disgraced over 3m2f at Newton Abbot last time. Sam Waley-Cohen rides this course as well as anyone and his mount can return to winning ways.