Cheltenham

  • 15:35 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle 2m 7f 213y

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 28.00s
  • Off time: 15:36:40
15:35 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thistlecrack 4/5
2nd Ptit Zig (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/14-U1 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars Camping Ground (FR) 29
Course Winner
6 11-8 t R Walford L P Aspell 163 5/23.50
2 151-211 Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves Thistlecrack 42
Distance Winner
8 11-8 C L Tizzard T Scudamore 168 4/51.80
3 213253 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Guitar Pete (IRE) 20
6 11-0 vt M S Sandra Hughes B J Geraghty 143 33/134.00
4 27/80P-2 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 29
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 11-0 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 140 20/121.00
5 F5-12FU ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star Ptit Zig (FR) 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-0 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 159 7/18.00
6 111-77F PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 50
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-0 b Miss R Curtis N D Fehily 136 50/151.00
7 D17-2U4 Yellow, Emerald Green diamond, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams, Yellow cap, Emerald Green diamond The Young Master 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-0 p N P Mulholland Mr S Waley-Cohen 144 25/126.00

Verdict

Camping Ground entered the World Hurdle scene with a dominant heavy ground performance here last time when stamping his undoubted authority on the Relkeel Hurdle. He would probably be the one to go with should conditions deteriorate significantly but, as things stand, THISTLECRACK (NAP) is the choice. The progress of the Tizzard gelding over the last ten months has been exceptional and his convincing victories in the Grade 2 Long Distance Hurdle and Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle the last twice make him very hard to oppose. The remainder do look to be playing for places and it will be interesting to see how Ptit Zig and The Young Master make out returned to the smaller obstacles.