Cheltenham

  • 16:00 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle 2m 7f 213y

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.30s
  • Off time: 16:00:41
16:00 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Unowhatimeanharry 10/11
2nd Cole Harden (IRE) 20/1
3rd West Approach 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 4-P1434 Dark blue, royal blue stars, dark blue and red halved sleeves, red cap Old Guard 14
Course Winner
6 11-8 P F Nicholls Harry Cobden 151 1001
2 21-4134 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Ptit Zig (FR) 42
Course Winner
8 11-8 b P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 153 1001
3 251-756 White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve De Sivola (FR) 42
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-8 Nick Williams Lizzie Kelly 153 1001
4 1111-11 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Unowhatimeanharry 42
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-8 t H Fry B J Geraghty 167 1001
5 11-1F2F MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Ballyoptic (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
7 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies R Johnson 162 1001
6 414-103 Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Un Temps Pour Tout (IRE) 42
Course Winner
8 11-4 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 154 1001
7 0-1235U Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves West Approach 42
7 11-2 C L Tizzard R Walsh 149 1001
8 11F1-15 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Kotkikova (FR) 31
6 11-1 N J Henderson D A Jacob 147 1001
9 2/334-23 Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Cole Harden (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-0 pt W Greatrex G Sheehan 152 1001
10 12U-0UF MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Henri Parry Morgan 27
Distance Winner
9 11-0 t P Bowen J E Moore 143 1001
11 P/24P6-3 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 48
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
14 11-0 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 136 1001
12 236/P-21 White, purple chevron, pink sleeves, purple cap Shantou Bob (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
9 11-0 pt W Greatrex Wayne Hutchinson 146 1001
13 8U-214P PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 64
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-0 b Miss R Curtis D N Russell 150 1001
14 U4631-F Yellow, Emerald Green diamond, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams, Yellow cap, Emerald Green diamond The Young Master 56
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-0 p N P Mulholland Mr S Waley-Cohen 138 1001
15 234-121 Purple, Pink epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Whataknight 89
Distance Winner
8 11-0 t H Fry N D Fehily 144 1001

Verdict

This is likely to develop into a real war of attrition as Cole Harden, Reve De Sivola and Knockara Beau all like to force the pace. Ballyoptic had just been headed by UNOWHATIMEANHARRY in the Long Walk at Ascot when he came down but had earlier proved no match for Harry Fry’s prolific stayer in a Grade 2 at Newbury and there’s no reason to suspect that the latter won’t come out on top again, despite worse terms. Ptit Zig won a Grade 1 at Auteuil last summer but was well beaten in the Long Walk when a couple of lengths behind Un Temps Pour Tout, who ran in snatches. West Approach also looks held and the ex-French mare Kotkikova looks to be facing a stiff task along with Chepstow winner Shantou Bob.