• 14:50 Racing Post Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.30s
  • Off time: 14:50:33
14:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Olofi (FR) 8/1
2nd Cash And Go (IRE) 6/1
3rd Cause Of Causes (USA) 12/1
4th Bothy 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 23761/1- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Snap Tie (IRE) 208
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 151 14/115.00
3 14453-2 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Prospect Wells (FR) 8
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 t P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 146 15/28.50
4 50-9FF1 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 11-6 P W Flynn T J O'Brien 145 33/134.00
5 084670/ LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
10 11-5 D O'Meara Timmy Murphy 144 33/134.00
6 7-20131 Red, yellow hoops, red sleeves, yellow stars on cap Rattan (USA) 35
Distance Winner
7 11-3 W P Mullins D E Mullins 142 25/126.00
7 4/31115- Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Cash And Go (IRE) 280
Distance Winner
5 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 141 6/17.00
8 25227/2 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Bothy 32
Distance Winner
6 11-1 B Ellison Danny Cook 140 12/113.00
9 171261 Pink, White hollow box Cause Of Causes (USA) 11 (ex5)
Distance Winner
4 11-0 G Elliott D J Condon 134 12/113.00
10 6D1/21-2 Red, white cap Domination 57
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-11 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 136 9/25.50
11 101-155 Red, white stripe, emerald green and white striped sleeves and cap Constant Contact 30
Distance Winner
5 10-11 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 136 33/134.00
12 21147- Yellow, pink sleeves, mauve diamonds, pink cap, mauve diamond Kazlian (FR) 218
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-11 D Pipe T Scudamore 136 9/110.00
13 8/42F50- Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Olofi (FR) 247
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-11 pt T R George P J Brennan 136 8/19.00
15 4-45723 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 10-10 p P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 135 66/167.00
17 25511-1 Royal blue, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Hi Dancer 32
Distance Winner
9 10-6 B Haslam Craig Gallagher (10) 131 66/167.00
18 671U3P- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Glam Gerry (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
8 10-6 C A Murphy B Hayes (5) 131 14/115.00
19 22121/1 Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Dark Lover (GER) 30
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 131 7/18.00
20 F33511 Dark Green, White diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Hunters Belt (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
8 10-5 vt G Bewley Jonathon Bewley (7) 130 33/134.00
21 F181-05 Emerald Green, Red hoop, armlets and cap Star Of Aragon (IRE) 50
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-0 J Nash C O'Farrell 123 33/134.00
Non runners
1111F21-Darlan511-12N J HendersonA P McCoy151
142F131-PVendor (FR)410-11A KingR Thornton136
1642180-0Ted Spread510-7P F NichollsD A Jacob132
22804-392Grey Soldier (IRE)710-0Mrs S LeechR P McLernon122
23743525The Tiddly Tadpole710-0S G WestNon Runner119


The usual high-class entry sees Darlan set off on a journey which may well end back here next March on Champion Hurdle day. However, he will need to prove himself a hurdler of real stature here despite topweight to go down that particular route with his yard enjoying a potential embarrassment of riches in the 2m hurdling division. He may well be good enough to oblige but this is his first run of the new campaign and DOMINATION makes plenty of appeal in receipt of over a stone from the Henderson charge. Last seen when romping away with an ultra-competitive Newmarket handicap, Charles Byrnes' inmate has the look of a major improver, housing room for significant improvement over timber where he remains relatively unexposed. He receives the vote here off what may well be a lenient mark at this stage of his hurdling development. Prospect Wells only just failed to overcome stablemate Zarkandar on favourable terms in Wincanton's Elite Hurdle which still rates a strong effort against a rival likely to take very high rank this term. Harry Derham's 7lb claim could prove most valuable in such a competitive affair whilst Snap Tie can never be ruled out in these high class handicaps. The progressive Cash And Go and the consistent Bothy are also worth a second look.