• 13:30 Timeform Novices' Handicap Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.50s
  • Off time: 13:31:05
13:30 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bless The Wings (IRE) 13/2
2nd Lexicon Lad (IRE) 16/1
3rd Pentiffic (NZ) 20/1
4th Charminster (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-02524 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 27
6 11-12 Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 140 25/126.00
2 36-4112 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Spirit (IRE) 33
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-7 p1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 135 20/121.00
3 31-0013 Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Roalco De Farges (FR) 21
Beaten Favourite
7 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 135 22/123.00
4 2121-21 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Charminster (IRE) 15
6 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 12/113.00
5 2462-12 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Bless The Wings (IRE) 33
7 11-2 A King Wayne Hutchinson 130 13/27.50
6 49-5131 Purple, mauve stars, purple sleeves Carpincho (FR) 16
8 11-2 Mrs S J Humphrey D C Costello 130 10/111.00
7 8-01UU1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Made In Time (IRE) 19
7 11-0 t Miss R Curtis R P McLernon 128 16/117.00
8 522-134 Purple, yellow disc, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow stars Bottman (IRE) 38
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 127 50/151.00
9 3-4112F Yellow, Red star, Light Green sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star That'lldoboy (FR) 33
Distance Winner
6 10-13 b P F Nicholls R Walsh 127 5/16.00
10 8B-0F21 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Mister Hyde (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
7 10-13 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 127 8/19.00
11 37-511F BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Mr Chow (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
8 10-10 D Pipe T Scudamore 124 7/18.00
12 11522U MAROON and LIGHT BLUE stripes, hooped cap Royale's Charter 7
Beaten Favourite
6 10-10 Nick Williams N D Fehily 124 14/115.00
13 115/P41 White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 15
Distance Winner
9 10-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 122 20/121.00
14 3U3-513 Light Blue, Red sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Lexicon Lad (IRE) 57
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-4 t T R George P J Brennan 118 16/117.00
15 847-310 Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Night Alliance (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 b Dr R D P Newland Charlie Huxley (3) 114 12/113.00
16 0P73F2 Pink, light green and pink halved sleeves, light green cap River D'or (FR) 16
7 10-0 Mrs S Leech A P Cawley 110 25/126.00


Night Alliance had That'lldoboy and River D'Or behind when making a winning debut over fences for Richard Newland over this C&D last month. He ran a lifeless race when strongly fancied at Newbury three weeks later and is very much better than he showed that day. Charminster is a talented individual who hasn't had much racing and is with the right man to get the best out of him though this is a tough handicap baptism. Made In Time has won two and fell twice in his four starts over fences and this doesn't look the best of tracks for a dodgy jumper but conversely it's MR CHOW, who fell at Southwell last time, who gets the vote as he had previously looked a potentially very useful chaser when slamming his rivals in two starts at Taunton. With the Venetia Williams yard in tremendous form, the former Australian chase winner Pentiffic can build on his battling success at Huntingdon and the consistent Royale's Charter looks on a fair enough mark to make his presence felt.