Cheltenham

  • 15:50 Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club Novices' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.00s
  • Off time: 15:50:13
15:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Twirling Magnet (IRE) 7/1
2nd Pantxoa (FR) 7/2
3rd According To Trev (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 54P6-11 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 44
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-8 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 133 4/15.00
2 212111 Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Minella For Value (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 J Butler N D Fehily 139 8/19.00
3 F23111 Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Pantxoa (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 A King Wayne Hutchinson 142 7/24.50
4 221313 Maroon and royal blue diamonds Raajih 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 bt G Elliott J M Maguire 130 25/126.00
5 2F1250 White, Mauve stars Twirling Magnet (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-8 pt Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 142 7/18.00
6 04541- Black, yellow triple diamond, red sleeves, yellow cap Ultragold (FR) 180
Nag me
5 11-8 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 125 20/121.00
7 415P-31 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Faultless Feelings (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 M Keighley Ian Popham 127 10/111.00
8 6/21-32F ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Oscargo (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-5 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 128 10/111.00
9 1115/13 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Sizing Symphony (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-5 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 133 7/24.50

Verdict

This is a cracking contest as all nine runners have already won over fences, mostly in decent company. Pick of the home team may be Pantxoa, who has rattled up a hat-trick in handicaps. He's improved since beating Twirling Magnet over 3m2f at Ffos Las in August, though the runner-up is 12lb off having only been beaten a length-and-a-half. But Ireland are strongly represented with Minella For Value having won his last three and Raajih already successful over this trip at Kilbeggan and Perth. But the latter appears to have a bit to find with SIZING SYMPHONY on a line through recent Listowel second Ancient Days so Henry De Bromhead's charge gets the nod. He's had just the two starts over fences and seems certain to be suited by this first try at 3m. According To Trev hasn't beaten much in a couple of starts at Southwell and could be found out in this grade.