• 15:30 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Mares' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,379 2nd £992 3rd £496 4th £248
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 26.45s
  • Off time: 15:30:33
15:30 Sedgefield Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lua De Itapoan 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 62711P Yellow, light blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, light blue cap Gulf Punch 45
7 11-12 p D McCain Jnr James Cowley (7) 116 8/19.00
2 8-20911 Emerald Green and Black diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Truckers Darling (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 11-10 D E Cantillon Kieron Edgar (7) 114 Evs2.00
3 9-6F464 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Fairweather Friend 25
5 10-12 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 102 2/13.00
4 572248/ Dark green, yellow triple diamond, yellow and dark green halved sleeves, yellow cap Lua De Itapoan 827
9 10-3 J M Jefferson B Hughes 93 6/17.00


Don Cantillon has a good record with mares and TRUCKERS DARLING is turning into another success story. She won at Southwell last month before doubling up in better company at Carlisle a couple of weeks ago and a hat-trick beckons here. Fairweather Friend is in her first handicap having hinted at ability in novice events and she makes more appeal than Gulf Punch, pulled up off today's mark when attempting a hat-trick at Southwell last time. Lua De Itapoan has a long absence to overcome but may be worth monitoring for future reference.