Visit attheraces.com/cheltenham Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 14 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 16.70s
  • Off time: 16:10:33
Full result
Result 16:10 Stratford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Leviathan 10/1
2nd 2 Canadian Diamond hd 4/1
3rd 13 Right Step 6 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 17-P41F
Royal blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, halved cap Leviathan 20
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 17-P41F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 125 10/1
2 722382
Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Canadian Diamond (IRE) 19
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 722382
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 B G Powell James Banks (5) 125 4/1
3 034030
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Toubab (FR) 135
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 034030
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 D Skelton Harry Skelton 124 14/1
4 2221/5-4
Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap Red Skipper (IRE) 21
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 2221/5-4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 J G M O'Shea T J O'Brien 120 16/1
5 9-473P3
Beige, grey epaulets Scots Gaelic (IRE) 36
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 9-473P3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 J J Quinn J M Maguire 120 11/2
6 P283F5
RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Owen Na View (IRE) 34
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: P283F5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 t F M O'Brien P J Brennan 119 22/1
7 155306
Red, Black chevron, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red and White striped cap Tidal Way (IRE) 22
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 155306
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 p C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 119 16/1
8 1-64105
Yellow, dark blue stripe, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Red Admirable (IRE) 74
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: 1-64105
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 G McPherson Killian Moore (5) 119 20/1
9 222248
Red and dark green check, red sleeves Descaro (USA) 26
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:Ciaran McKee
  • Form: 222248
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 118 50/1
10 2-0057P
Emerald Green, White diamond, armlets and cap Ubaldo Des Menhies (FR) 23
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 2-0057P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 117 33/1
11 42118/0
Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Sonoran Sands (IRE) 38
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:S P Jones
  • Form: 42118/0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 B G Powell S P Jones 116 33/1
12 0/5420-1
Maroon, White hollow box, halved sleeves, quartered cap Presenting Arms (IRE) 22
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 0/5420-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 t H Fry N Fehily 115 7/2f
13 18/455
Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Right Step 58
  • T:P Phelan
  • J:Paddy Bradley
  • Form: 18/455
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t P Phelan Paddy Bradley (10) 113 10/1
14 588327
Red and White (quartered), White sleeves and cap Bedouin Bay 41
  • T:J Farrelly
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 588327
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 J Farrelly Ian Popham 105 11/1

In depth

Verdict

Presenting Arms won an all-weather bumper on his return to action and should go well. Leviathan was still in contention when falling at Taunton last time and should be in the mix with a clear round. Canadian Diamond has a shout on his recent second at Ludlow but a speculative vote goes to stablemate SONORAN SANDS. He'll have come on from his reappearance in a jumpers bumper, his first start since 2012, and is 8lb lower than when last winning. Red Admirable was beaten less than a length in a blanket finish at Market Rasen last time but Red Skipper remains 11lb higher than his latest victory. Scots Gaelic is another to consider in a wide-open contest.

Formwatch

Leviathan 15-8fav (10-11) Tracked leader, led after 3rd until before 3 out, lost 2nd 3 out, rallied into poor 2nd under pressure when fell 2 out, in a race won by Virak (11-5) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb, 6 ran.

Canadian Diamond (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, held up in touch on outside, went 2nd after 3rd, led 2 out, headed last, not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Baltimore Rock (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.

Right Step 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd before stumbled 3 out, lost 2nd well before next, weakened to 5th when mistake 2 out, 5th of 10, 15l behind Lyvius (11-4) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.

Red Admirable (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leader until 5th, tracked leaders, effort when hit 2 out and last, driven and stayed on towards finish, 5th of 8, 3/4l behind Kilflora (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Owen Na View (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and beaten approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 32l behind Panama Petrus (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Feb.

Red Skipper (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leader, led after 4 out, joined and carried head high when hit 3 out, blundered and headed 2 out, outpaced before last, kept on agan flat, went 4th close home, 4th of 11, 5l behind Scoglio (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.

Toubab (FR) 22-1 (11-9) Made most to before 2 out, soon lost place and weakened, tailed off, 10th of 16, 48l behind Magnifique Etoile (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct.

Tidal Way (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, tracked leaders 4th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 36l behind New Year's Eve (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.

Ubaldo Des Menhies (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Towards rear and never on terms, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Aldopicgros (10-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.

Presenting Arms (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear of mid-division, smooth progress on inside 3f out, switched left soon after, went 2nd entering final 2f, led approaching final furlong, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb beating Silsol (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.

Bedouin Bay 12-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway after 6th, pushed along 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Come On Annie (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.

Descaro (USA) 33-1 (10-2) Held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling 3 out (normal 4 out), never involved, 8th of 12, 15l behind Hidden Identity (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.

Scots Gaelic (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, steadied before 3rd, closed from 8th, ridden and one pace after 3 out, mistake last, edged right and stayed on flat, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Rumble Of Thunder (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.

Sonoran Sands (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, took keen hold, ridden and well beaten 3f out, 11th of 13, 25l behind Sgt Reckless (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std in Jan.