Cheltenham

  • 15:15 StanJames.com Greatwood Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.90s
  • Off time: 15:19:27
15:15 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Garde La Victoire (FR) 10/1
2nd Vaniteux (FR) 7/2
3rd Clondaw Warrior (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 34/1413- Grey, White epaulets Vaniteux (FR) 250
Distance Winner
5 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 147 7/24.50
2 21315-1 Light blue, red cross belts, light blue sleeves, red stars Blue Heron (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
6 11-11 D Skelton Harry Skelton 146 20/121.00
3 24011-3 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Garde La Victoire (FR) 22
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 10/111.00
4 563711 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Roman Flight (IRE) 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-8 v David Dennis B S Hughes 143 40/141.00
6 312114- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Baltimore Rock (IRE) 226
Distance Winner
5 11-5 D Pipe T Scudamore 140 17/29.50
7 1DF20/ Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Pearl Swan (FR) 645
Distance Winner
6 11-3 pt P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 138 16/117.00
8 1F5-0 Black, orange cap Mijhaar 50
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 h J P Ferguson Mikey Ennis (7) 137 33/134.00
9 31126-8 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Katgary (FR) 22
Distance Winner
4 11-2 t1 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 137 16/117.00
10 115/167- Black, black and maroon striped cap Pine Creek 330
Distance Winner
6 11-1 h J P Ferguson N D Fehily 136 16/117.00
11 50100/U- Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Olofi (FR) 567
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 pt T R George P J Brennan 135 20/121.00
12 125F0-3 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Baradari (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
4 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 134 12/113.00
13 321617- Black, Scarlet hooped sleeves and hoop on cap Raven's Tower (USA) 23
Distance Winner
4 10-13 B Pauling David Bass 134 66/167.00
14 342111 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Exitas (IRE) 8 (ex5)
Distance Winner
6 10-10 t P W Middleton Charlie Deutsch (5) 126 11/26.50
15 2124-84 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Regal Encore (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-9 ht A J Honeyball W T Kennedy 130 8/19.00
17 356/092- Grey, pink hoop Clondaw Warrior (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 h W P Mullins D J Casey 121 5/16.00
Non runners
5165B-1Goodwood Mirage (IRE)411-7Jonjo O'NeillJ M Maguire142
1621406/2Eagle Rock (IRE)610-6T P TateD C Costello127

Verdict

Vaniteux has leading claims on his third in the Supreme Novices' here in March. He'll be straight enough to do himself justice while Clondaw Warrior is fresh from winning Leopardstown's November Handicap on the Flat though it's been some time since he won over hurdles. Pearl Swan has form at the course and returns from a lengthy absence but stablemate and Fred Winter runner-up Katgary makes more appeal. The latter looked to need his comeback run at Aintree when a long way behind third-placed GARDE LA VICTOIRE. Philip Hobbs knows what it takes to win this competitive handicap and his charge was well ahead of Blue Heron when scoring over these hurdles back in April. Exitas, Goodwood Mirage and Roman Flight all have a rise in the weights to contend with and Olofi has lost his way since winning this in 2012.