• 15:45 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.20s
  • Off time: 15:46:14
15:45 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baltimore Rock (IRE) 6/4
2nd Canadian Diamond (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P72238 Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Canadian Diamond (IRE) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 B G Powell M Hamill (7) 125 7/18.00
3 52-8007 White, Red and Black striped sleeves Hold Court (IRE) 51
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 p1 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 118 9/43.25
4 15621/6 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Miss Tique (FR) 26
Distance Winner
6 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 117 12/113.00
5 124-312 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Baltimore Rock (IRE) 12
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 116 6/42.50
7 3539-80 White, Black star, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Grams And Ounces 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-11 t J L Flint R Flint 110 16/117.00
8 1P-0896 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Thinger Licht (FR) 54
Distance Winner
5 10-6 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 105 33/134.00
9 170321 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Whispering Harry 16
Distance Winner
5 10-5 Henry Oliver D Elsworth 104 13/27.50
Non runners
233314FZarzal (IRE)611-10Evan WilliamsPaul Moloney123
60-62146Zafranagar (IRE)910-12Ian WilliamsRob McCarth111


It was disappointing that BALTIMORE ROCK was beaten when odds-on at Kempton earlier this month but it was only his third start over hurdles so we'll give him another chance here, despite a subsequent 4lb weight rise. Southwell winner Whispering Harry takes a steep rise in class off a 12lb higher mark but Zafranagar would be interesting if back to his best as he beat Canadian Diamond at Leicester in November. Hold Court and Grams And Ounces are others well treated on past form and Zarzal is versatile and can't be ignored.