• 17:50 Champagne Lanson Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.30s
  • Off time: 17:52:13
17:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dee Ee Williams (IRE) 10/1
2nd Gloucester 10/1
3rd Cockney Trucker (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1114/2 Red, Yellow hoop, hooped sleeves, White cap Alfie Flits 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 G A Swinbank B Hughes 11/43.75
2 10- Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Big Eared Fran (IRE) 218
Distance Winner
5 11-2 D Pipe T Scudamore 6/17.00
3 18- RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Cockney Trucker (IRE) 218
Distance Winner
6 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 5/23.50
4 13- Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Dee Ee Williams (IRE) 237
5 11-2 N J Gifford L Treadwell 10/111.00
5 8222/8- Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Edgbriar (FR) 279
6 11-2 P R Webber D Elsworth 66/167.00
6 2985-62 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Gloucester 12
Beaten Favourite
5 11-2 M Scudamore J Kington (5) 123 10/111.00
7 22- White, red star, sleeves and cap King's Forest (IRE) 207
4 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle (3) 12/113.00
8 34-4648 Yellow, Purple star, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Nomad (FR) 8
7 11-2 C J Gray B Wharfe (5) 84 125/1126.00
9 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Sagredo (USA) 361
4 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 15/28.50
10 ORANGE, MAROON hoop and armlets, BLACK and ORANGE quartered cap Show Winner 36
5 11-2 A M Balding D P O'Dwyer (7) 33/134.00
11 13- PURPLE, ORANGE spots Sunsetten (IRE) 228
4 11-2 H D Daly Mr O Greenall (7) 50/151.00
12 2 Purple, Emerald Green sash, Red sleeves and cap Unfurled (IRE) 20
6 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 9/110.00
13 208P-0 Emerald green, purple stars, purple cap Boogie Dancer 169
4 10-9 H S Howe Hadden Frost (3) 97 125/1126.00


Cockney Trucker looks a good hurdler in the making, and Gloucester has some useful form in the locker, but both may struggle to cope with ALFIE FLITS. Alan Swinbank's gelding should be much better for his recent debut and will have learnt plenty about hurdling that day. He goes well at anything from 10 to 14 furlongs on the flat, where he is rated 100, and this stiff track should suit, so we'll give him another chance. If he misfires then Cockney Trucker can take advantage. Philip Hobbs's six-year-old ran eighth in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in the spring, after winning in that sphere at Sandown. He has always looked likely to achieve more with something to jump, so he is likely to show plenty more now and he can go well. Gloucester has a few miles on the clock without a win over hurdles, but he has some decent form in defeat and could again make the frame. Big Eared Fran has similar credentials to Cockney Trucker, except he has around 25 lengths to find with that rival from the spring, while Show Winner is worth a try over hurdles but would probably want some rain. A more serious danger looks to be Unfurled, who like the selection, has also won in Listed company on the flat. He has clearly had plenty of problems in the past three years but came out and ran well on his reappearance over hurdles last month. If this doesn't come too soon then he looks capable of getting involved but preference here is for Alfie Flits.