Cheltenham

  • 14:45 Nicholson Holman Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m 5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.10s
  • Off time: 14:45:54
14:45 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Chase 14/1
2nd Sound Stage 9/2
3rd Description (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32-14PP EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Minella Theatre (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
7 11-10 Miss H C Knight A Thornton 127 22/123.00
2 3-33221 Emerald Green, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Bormo (FR) 27
Distance Winner
6 11-10 A King R Thornton 127 11/112.00
3 2-33231 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Midnight Chase 25
Distance Winner
8 11-8 N P Mulholland D C Costello 125 14/115.00
4 0-32121 Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Sound Stage 41
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-8 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (5) 125 9/25.50
5 022214 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Wheels Up (IRE) 26
9 11-4 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 121 11/112.00
6 3F3F63 Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Description (IRE) 25
8 11-4 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 121 14/115.00
7 272UU3 Black, yellow cross belts, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black star Lordsbridge (USA) 23
Distance Winner
8 11-0 Andrew Turnell E Cookson (7) 117 20/121.00
8 333821 Royal blue, red chevron, red and royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Alesandro Mantegna (IRE) 23
5 10-13 p W K Goldsworthy Timmy Murphy 116 12/113.00
9 P-U4432 Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Hereweareagain (IRE) 25
7 10-10 P J Hobbs R Flint 113 10/111.00
10 4-48F41 Light Blue, Pink hoop Vamizi (IRE) 23
7 10-9 M Bradstock Aidan Coleman 112 7/18.00
11 319131 Yellow, Black hollow box Cesium (FR) 19
Distance Winner
5 10-9 T R George D F O'Regan 112 9/110.00
12 0-3F332 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Arturo Uno (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
7 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 112 13/27.50
13 2/14-332 Yellow and dark green diabolo, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, quartered cap Marc of Brilliance (USA) 23
7 10-8 G L Moore P Hide 111 16/117.00

Verdict

Few of these are ruled out with any degree of confidence but SOUND STAGE and Midnight Chase appear to have relatively solid chances whilst Arturo Uno completes the short-list. The suggestion is Caroline Keevil's course and distance winner who hasn't been harshly treated by the handicapper for a game win at Newbury. The primary concern is the ground as he was well held on his only run without soft in the description but we'll take that chance. Drying conditions could also be a concern for Midnight Chase whose third behind Hey Big Spender over course and distance reads well enough in the context of this race and he is still fairly treated. Arturo Uno has less experience than that pair but he has shown promise in similar contests and could be on the upgrade which is a remark that applies to King Harald's half-brother Vamizi who is another that has to prove his effectiveness under these conditions. There are plenty more in the line-up with live claims but we've opted for Sound Stage.