• 15:10 Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £9,966 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,872 4th £933
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.80s
  • Off time: 15:10:31
15:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kells Belle (IRE) 8/1
2nd Francesa 11/4
3rd Silver Gypsy (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-32418 Emerald green, purple stars, purple cap Kells Belle (IRE) 37
6 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 134 8/19.00
2 162317 Black and white check, halved sleeves, black cap Ixora (IRE) 37
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-9 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 133 14/115.00
3 0-23264 White and Orange (quartered), White sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap Silver Gypsy (IRE) 50
7 11-5 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 129 6/17.00
4 0-43211 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tante Sissi (FR) 26
Distance Winner
5 11-3 A King R Thornton 127 7/18.00
6 5-35113 White, black chevrons, emerald green sleeves and cap Lady Karabaya 26
7 11-1 Mrs S J Humphrey C O'Farrell (3) 125 7/18.00
7 1-34120 Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 37
6 10-13 B I Case Aidan Coleman 123 9/25.50
10 133117 Red, white star, red and black check sleeves, red cap, white star A Little Swifter (IRE) 26
6 10-10 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 120 25/126.00
11 215/5-19 Royal blue, red star, striped sleeves, royal blue cap red star Kykate 88
6 10-3 t W Kinsey Charlie Huxley (3) 113 20/121.00
12 53-5031 White, Red diamond, striped sleeves, Red cap Thedeboftheyear 38
8 10-2 C J Down J M Davies 112 33/134.00
13 96310-1 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Francesa 10
Distance Winner
7 10-0 H D Daly Jake Greenall (5) 110 11/43.75
14 227530 Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Sapphire Rouge (IRE) 26
6 10-0 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 109 40/141.00
Non runners
5161492Tara Rose711-1N A Twiston-DaviesSam Twiston-Davies125
8131-410Cinderella Rose610-11K C BaileySean Quinlan121
90-24P4PSemi Colon (FR)610-10N J HendersonA Tinkler120
1560-3162Young Mags (IRE)510-0F O'BrienWilliam Twiston-Davies107


Kells Belle probably ran up to her mark behind Quevega here last month and is by no means out of this on her earlier win in the grade at Sandown, though there is very little between her and Ixora on the form book. Both, however, appear to have the beating of Tempest River. The penny has finally dropped with TANTE SISSI, who stayed on in determined fashion to land the spoils over a similar trip at Newbury last month. She gave the impression there was a bit more in the locker that day and it's difficult to see third Lady Karabaya, or the unplaced A Little Swifter and Sapphire Rouge, reversing the form here. The danger may be Tara Rose, who was trying to give weight to subsequent winner Themilanhorse at Ludlow last time, with Francesca having more on her plate than when successful at Huntingdon 10 days ago.