• 14:30 Enjoy The Cheltenham Festival With Selling Stakes7f

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.39s
  • Off time: 14:30:09
14:30 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alpha Tauri (USA) 1/2
2nd Bitaphon (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 3-62319 Royal blue, white stars, red sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue striped cap Bitaphon (IRE) 5
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-0 p1 M Appleby Robert Tart (7) 61 9/25.50
2 (7) 3-146U0 Orange, white spots Vitznau (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
9 10-0 K F Clutterbuck C Catlin 60 33/134.00
3 (1) 092-991 Royal Blue, Red hoops, Red and Royal Blue halved sleeves Mucky Molly 7
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-9 vt A Hutchinson T Eaves 49 22/123.00
4 (5) 6007-32 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Alpha Tauri (USA) 5
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-8 t S Dixon R Fitzpatrick 74 1/21.50
5 (2) 482-835 Maroon, Black and White striped sleeves and cap Elusive Warrior (USA) 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-8 p A J McCabe G J Phillips (7) 53 25/126.00
6 (3) 64422-4 Maroon, beige chevron, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap River Ardeche 21
Course Winner
8 9-8 Miss Tracy Waggott Barry McHugh 62 7/18.00
7 (4) 7907-07 Dark blue, white cross belts, halved sleeves, white cap Tenbridge 17
Distance Winner
4 9-3 b1 D Haydn Jones William Carson 55 33/134.00


ALPHA TAURI has the advantage of scoring over this course and distance on no less than four occasions, the only victories of his career. He went close again when narrowly beaten in a handicap on Thursday and looks a bit better class than this. If ever the term course specialist applied it is to Elusive Warrior, who never runs anywhere else these days and has a host of track victories behind him though he hasn't been anywhere near his best in his three latest starts. Bitaphon finished last here on Thursday but had won a handicap last month and that can't have been his true form and though River Ardeche doesn't win often he's gained both all-weather victories on this track.