Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Grade 1) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner £156,612 2nd £58,768 3rd £29,425 4th £14,658 5th £7,370 6th £3,685
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 49.50s
  • Off time: 15:20:14
Full result
Result 15:20 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 More Of That 15/2
2nd 11 Annie Power 11/8f
3rd 1 At Fishers Cross 5 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 111-4U2
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap At Fishers Cross (IRE) 47
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 111-4U2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 157 9/1
2 1111/1-3
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 47
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1111/1-3
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 170
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 170 7/2
3 26-1613
Black and white (halved), red sleeves, emerald green cap Celestial Halo (IRE) 26
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 26-1613
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10bt
  • OR: 161
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 161 20/1
5 411P-22
Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Medinas (FR) 103
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 411P-22
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 A King W Hutchinson 154 25/1
6 1-111
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star More Of That (IRE) 89
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1-111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 160
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill B J Geraghty 160 15/2
7 2-01314
White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 47
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 2-01314
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 161
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 Nick Williams R Johnson 161 33/1
8 2P-1421
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Rule The World 54
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 2P-1421
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 M F Morris B T O'Connell 158 14/1
9 115-222
Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Salubrious (IRE) 82
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 115-222
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 153 25/1
10 41-2222
Red, pink hoop and armlets Zarkandar (IRE) 26
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 41-2222
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 162
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 P F Nicholls N Fehily 162 14/1
11 111-111
Pink, Light Green spots, Pink sleeves and cap Annie Power (IRE) 47
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 111-111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 165
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 165 11/8f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 121-231
Mala Beach (IRE) 49
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 121-231
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
6 1110 G Elliott R C Colgan 152 NR
12 111/11-1
Quevega (FR) 2
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 111/11-1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 167
  • Naps:
10 113 W P Mullins P Townend 167 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Solwhit (FR)
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:P Carberry
9 11-10 C Byrnes P Carberry 17/2
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In depth

Verdict

Quevega has been declared again after Tuesday's record-breaking heroics. She is a Grade 1 winner over this trip so couldn't be ignored in the unlikely event of lining up but Ruby Walsh has committed to the equally prolific ANNIE POWER. The trip is a step into the unknown for Willie Mullins' unbeaten mare but she certainly wasn't stopping over 2m5f here in January when quickening clear of the luckless Zarkandar. It's significant that she's been aimed at this rather than shorter options and she can end Big Buck's hopes of a fifth stayers' crown. Paul Nicholls' 11-year-old made a perfectly respectable return from injury here in January, however, and won't go down without a fight though he'll have to rewrite the history books again if he is to get back to winning ways today. His stable have four entries with tough front-runner Celestial Halo also respected but the ground has turned against At Fishers Cross, who hinted at a revival last time, while Reve de Sivola also needs the mud. More Of That is improving and beat Salubrious over 2m5f here in December but this is his toughest task to date and Mala Beach, Medinas and Rule The World are unlikely to be good enough.

Formwatch

Mala Beach (IRE) 10-3 (11-8) Chased leader in 2nd, closer before 3 out, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to challenge after 2 out, led before last, kept on well closing stages, won at Gowran Park 3m hdl G2 (1) in Jan beating Un Beau Matin (11-3) by 8l, 8 ran.

Quevega (FR) 8-11fav (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 2 out, soon driven to chase leading pair, went 2nd and ridden before last, challenged flat, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gs beating Glens Melody (11-5) by 3/4l, 16 ran.

More Of That (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, went 2nd after next, mistake 2 out, closed before last, led flat, readily, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec beating Salubrious (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.

Annie Power (IRE) 1-6fav (11-5) Made all, clear before and not fluent last, stayed on strongly, won at Doncaster 2m hdl G2 (1) gs in Jan beating Doyly Carte (11-5) by 15l, 5 ran.

At Fishers Cross (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in last pair, headway after 3 out, close up next, challenged on inside approaching last, soon ridden, stayed on and every chance towards finish, just held, 2nd of 6, shd behind Knockara Beau (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Zarkandar (IRE) 11-10 (11-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and stepped at 4th, led before 2 out, driven last, hung left flat, headed and bumped final 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Melodic Rendezvous (11-10) at Wincanton 2m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.

Big Buck's (FR) 6-5fav (11-8) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 9th, soon challenged, led after 3 out, ridden and hard pressed last, kept on, headed final 50 yards, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Knockara Beau (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Rule The World 5-4fav (11-8) Made all, clear from 5 out, reduced lead straight, clear again approaching last where not fluent, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Naas 2m 3f hdl Gr3 (1) sft in Jan beating Jennies Jewel (10-10) by 8l, 6 ran.

Medinas (FR) 15-2 (11-4) Not fluent, held up in 4th, jumped slowly and ridden 6th, ridden approaching 8th, outpaced after 4 out, went 3rd between last 2, went poor 2nd and mistake last, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 17l behind Celestial Halo (11-8) at Newbury 3m hdl G2 (1) sft in Nov.

Reve de Sivola (FR) 11-4 (11-8) Held up in 4th, headway into 3rd 3 out, close up next, driven and effort approaching last, soon one pace, 4th and beaten flat, 4th of 6, 8l behind Knockara Beau (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Salubrious (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Held up in 5th, closer order approaching 8th, 3rd travelling well before 2 out, closing in 2nd when blundered and stumbled on landing 2 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd when switched right before last, left modest 2nd at the last, not recover, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Reve De Sivola (11-7) at Ascot 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) sft in Dec.

Celestial Halo (IRE) 6-5fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-6) at Haydock 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.