Cheltenham

  • 15:50 Nicholson Holman Chase 3m 1f 56y

  • Winner £11,372 2nd £3,339 3rd £1,670 4th £835
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 35.50s
  • Off time: 15:50:33
15:50 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Winter Lion (IRE) 8/1
2nd Pure Vision (IRE) 12/1
3rd Tanarpino 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 4U1U00 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, White sleeves and cap Tintern Theatre (IRE) 34
7 11-13 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 137 1001
2 2-1F123 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Ozzy Thomas (IRE) 59
8 11-13 p Henry Oliver R Johnson 137 1001
3 433121 White, red seams, chevrons on sleeves, red and white striped cap Red Infantry (IRE) 21
8 11-8 v Ian Williams R T Dunne 132 1001
4 41-F14P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Pure Vision (IRE) 54
7 11-4 t A J Honeyball B J Geraghty 128 1001
5 05-4221 YELLOW, MAROON cap Baden (FR) 40
7 11-4 p N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 128 1001
6 F42P52 Dark blue, grey chevron Sam Red (FR) 11
7 11-3 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 127 1001
7 532833 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Tanarpino 25
7 11-1 p Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 125 1001
8 2466P1 Red, white hollow box, white and red halved sleeves Kelvingrove (IRE) 125
8 11-0 p Jonjo O'Neill Brendan Powell 124 1001
9 483344 Black, beige chevron and armlets Winter Lion (IRE) 40
8 10-12 t F O'Brien P J Brennan 122 1001
10 32-522P Emerald Green and Black stripes, Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap Nightline 69
8 10-10 C E Longsdon J J Burke 120 1001
11 P21P6P Purple and orange diabolo, orange and purple diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Definitly Grey (IRE) 118
7 10-6 t C E Longsdon Paul O'Brien (5) 116 1001

Verdict

Baden took a while to take to fences but beat a subsequent winner when fitted with cheekpieces in an amateurs’ race at Sandown last month and wears the aids again. Nicky Henderson’s grey will probably start favourite but might struggle to get the better of OZZY THOMAS (NAP), who boasts a decent level of form and possibly needed the run when only third at Market Rasen in February. Tanarpino has place claims again and Kelvingrove opened his account over the larger obstacles at Taunton in December. Red Infantry bolted up at Warwick last month but Nightline has every chance of reversing earlier Doncaster running on the form book. Pure Vision is a law unto himself but is no forlorn hope if in the mood.