Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £8,122 2nd £2,385 3rd £1,192 4th £596
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.80s
  • Off time: 16:02:59
Full result
Result 15:45 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Pearls Legend 12/1
2nd 7 Teshali ¾ 12/1
3rd 2 Dreambrook Lady s.h 10/3f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 040542
Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Ultimate 7
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 040542
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12bt
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 bt B Ellison Danny Cook 123 7/2
2 3-P0953
Red, emerald green seams, emerald green sleeves, red armlets and star on emerald green cap Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 24
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 3-P0953
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 J Scott Nick Scholfield 121 10/3f
3 5-2133
White, dark blue cross belts, light blue and white hooped sleeves Thegaygardener 174
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 5-2133
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 119 10/1
5 6-32138
Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves, red cap Pearls Legend 63
  • T:J L Spearing
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 6-32138
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 J L Spearing J E Moore 117 12/1
6 66284F-
Red, white braces, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap King Zeal (IRE) 41
  • T:B Leavy
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 66284F-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 t B Leavy D A Jacob 115 33/1
7 832-404
Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves Teshali (IRE) 13
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 832-404
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t A Middleton James Banks (7) 115 12/1
8 514-4
Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Scoglio 231
  • T:Dave Roberts
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 514-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 115 25/1
9 34F-411
Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, red armlets, yellow and emerald green hooped cap Drussell (IRE) 21
  • T:M R Bosley
  • J:Miss Rachel King
  • Form: 34F-411
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 M R Bosley Miss Rachel King (7) 115 7/2
10 3F-5134
White, Black star, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Rowlestone Lad 34
  • T:J L Flint
  • J:Thomas Flint
  • Form: 3F-5134
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 J L Flint Thomas Flint (7) 113 7/2
11 321507
Royal Blue, Yellow inverted triangle and sleeves, Red cap Clarion Call 65
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 321507
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 p Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 112 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 257363
Red Riverman 10
  • Nag Me
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 257363
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 117 N A Twiston-Davies Non Runner 118 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Tayarat (IRE)
  • T:M C Chapman
  • J:Miss Alice Mills
7 10-0 M C Chapman Miss Alice Mills 100/1
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In depth

Verdict

DRUSSELL is chasing a course and distance hat-trick and has plenty in his favour again. He is upped in class and 10lb higher than for his latest success but Rachel King takes off 7lb again and the ground is ideal. Thegaygardener and Scoglio are returning from a break but Ultimate is interesting as he'll be suited by the track and has been showing signs of a return to form lately. He was second off this mark at Musselburgh last week. Rowlestone Lad could go well off a low weight but Dreambrook Lady and Red Riverman still looks to have a few pounds too much. Pearls Legend won over 2m on soft going at Worcester last summer and may be best of the rest.

Formwatch

Red Riverman 25-1 (11-7) Chased leader until 3rd, soon dropped to 4th, went modest 3rd before 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 5, 48l behind Melodic Rendezvous (11-11) at Exeter 2m 1f Listed nov hdl (1) hvy.

Pearls Legend 40-1 (11-5) Chased leaders went 2nd approaching 6th until approaching 3 out where mistake, weakened next, tailed off, 8th of 12, 33l behind Uxizandre (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Teshali (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, hit 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 10, 5l behind Art Professor (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs.

Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Towards rear, in rear halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Adiynara (11-2) at Wolverhampton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Jan.

Rowlestone Lad 33-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind City Press (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Ultimate 5-1 (11-5) Led, headed before 4th, remaind close up, led after 4 out, mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.

Thegaygardener 7-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, keen early, driven to challenge 2 out, soon outpaced, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Violets Boy (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.

Drussell (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on outside to chase leaders 6th, led travelling well before 3 out, pushed along and came readily clear flat, won at Ludlow 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan beating Ajman (10-7) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.

King Zeal (IRE) 9-2fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, mid-division when fell 4 out, in a race won by Marino Prince (10-11) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr, 11 ran.

Scoglio 16-1 (10-7) Tracked winner, outpaced when switched wide approaching 3 out, lost place next, weakened last, 4th of 6, 33l behind Decoy (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jul.

Clarion Call 8-1 (11-4) Led, pushed along 4 out, headed before next, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Scorched Son (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.