Cheltenham

  • 15:50 Wooden Spoon Charity Silver Trophy Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.90s
  • Off time: 15:50:07
15:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Buywise (IRE) 5/2
2nd Astracad (FR) 10/1
3rd Real Milan (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2P10-60 Red, black seams, black and beige chevrons on sleeves, black and red quartered cap Pacha Du Polder (FR) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-10 p P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 146 6/17.00
2 214213 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 25
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-8 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 144 16/117.00
3 2033P4 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 13
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-4 vt N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 140 10/111.00
4 16-90P3 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Carrickboy (IRE) 76
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-4 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 140 12/113.00
5 521216 DARK BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, WHITE and YELLOW quartered cap Persian Snow (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
8 11-2 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 5/16.00
6 040397 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 74
7 11-1 p A King Jack Doyle 137 12/113.00
7 246F9P White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap Wetak (FR) 11
7 11-0 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 136 16/117.00
8 581115 Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Buywise (IRE) 36
7 10-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 134 5/23.50
9 P1P2P5 Red, yellow and red halved sleeves, black and yellow striped cap Noble Legend 28
Distance Winner
7 10-11 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 133 25/126.00
10 23-42P2 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Real Milan (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
9 10-7 bt D McCain Jnr N D Fehily 129 7/18.00

Verdict

Pacha Du Polder won a Grade 3 at Newbury last March and showed signs of a return to form in similar Grade at the Festival. Bally Legend landed a Grade 3 at Kempton in February over 3m then found 2m4f too short at Newbury. ASTRACAD has generally competed at a high level and though he hasn't won for two years this represents a good opportunity and he's given the nod. Buywise came to the Festival for a Listed handicap on a four-timer but couldn't quite manage it though he had Persian Snow just behind. Both of Real Milan's victories have come on heavy ground which he's very unlikely to get this time.