• 13:55 Star Sports Cheltenham Preview - 3rd March Interactive Handicap Chase3m 1f

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 53.60s
  • Off time: 13:55:51
13:55 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 3/1
2nd Real Milan (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8/114P-0 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 45
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-12 D O'Meara A P McCoy 132 3/14.00
2 1P823-4 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Real Milan (IRE) 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-11 pt D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 131 11/43.75
3 695P7/1- Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Aachen 596
10 11-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 128 6/17.00
4 115P2P DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Green Wizard (IRE) 12
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 122 9/25.50
5 552121- Grey and Red (halved), striped sleeves and striped cap Tartan Snow 292
14 11-2 W Coltherd Jamie Hamilton (7) 122 25/126.00
6 02-P361 Purple, Red epaulets, Pink sleeves, Red cap Wicklow Lad 19
10 11-1 v N W Alexander Mr Kit Alexander (7) 121 6/17.00
7 316P-2P Maroon and Yellow diabolo, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Beau Dandy (IRE) 62
Distance Winner
9 10-0 C Grant R McGrath 99 9/110.00


After landing novice chases here and at Sedgefield just over a year ago, ROSE OF THE MOON has been competing at a much higher level including in the Becher at Aintree last month. A P McCoy has been booked for the ride and David O'Meara's charge can concede weight all round. Real Milan jumped poorly on his return to action at Doncaster but that should have put him straight for this. Aachen only had three rivals to beat when last seen at Towcester in June 2012 and two of them unseated their riders though he did have the odds-on Kasbadali 25 lengths behind. Green Wizard completed a hat-trick in May and suffered in the weights but has dropped markedly for this and shouldn't be dismissed. The veteran Tartan Snow looks too high in the weights on his comeback while Wicklow Lad has been raised 9lb for landing a moderate handicap at Ayr, though he'll love the conditions.