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Weights revealed for the 10 handicaps at The Festival™ presented by Magners

Press Release 27th February 2019 Cheltenham

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Weights for the 10 handicap contests at The Festival™ presented by Magners, which runs from Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 15, were unveiled today at a press conference at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Race

(maximum number of runners)

Top weight

Age/Wgt

Trainer

Ultima Handicap Chase

(24 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 162

ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR)

9-11-12

Gordon Elliott IRE

Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase

(20 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weights 145

HIGHWAY ONE O ONE (IRE)

RED INDIAN

SECRET INVESTOR

CUBOMANIA (IRE)

CAMPEADOR (FR)

7-11-12

7-11-12

7-11-12

6-11-12

7-11-12

Chris Gordon

Kelly Morgan

Paul Nicholls

Gordon Elliott IRE

Gordon Elliott IRE

Coral Cup

(26 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 160

CALL ME LORD (FR)

6-11-12

Nicky Henderson

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Fred Winter)

(22 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 147

FUSIL RAFFLES (FR)

4-11-10

Nicky Henderson

Pertemps Network Final

(24 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 150

THE MIGHTY DON (IRE)

7-11-12

Nick Gifford

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate

(24 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 161

THE STORYTELLER (IRE)

8-11-12

Gordon Elliott IRE

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase

(24 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weights 145

VYTA DU ROC (FR)

LE BREUIL (FR)

NOW MCGINTY (IRE)

CUBOMANIA (IRE)

ABOLITIONIST (IRE)

10-11-12

7-11-12

8-11-12

6-11-12

11-11-12

Nicky Henderson

Ben Pauling

Stuart Edmunds

Gordon Elliott IRE

Dr Richard Newland

Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle

(26 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 160

CALL ME LORD

6-11-12

Nicky Henderson

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup

(20 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weight 156

OZZIE THE OSCAR (IRE)

8-11-12

Philip Hobbs

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

(24 plus 2 reserves) - rating of top-weights 145

IVANOVICH GORBATOV (IRE)

7-11-10

Joseph O'Brien IRE

 

SIRE DU BERLAIS (FR)

7-11-10

Gordon Elliott IRE

 

EX PATRIOT (IRE)

6-11-10

Ellmarie Holden IRE

 

EARLY DOORS (FR)

6-11-10

Joseph O'Brien IRE

                                                                                                               

Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse is situated in Prestbury on the northern outskirts of the historic spa town of Cheltenham. The Home of Jump Racing, Cheltenham Racecourse is the venue for the world's pre-eminent Jump meeting. The Festival™ presented by Magners, which happens in March over four days every year, next takes place from Tuesday, March 12, to Friday, March 15, 2019 inclusive and tickets are on sale. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham Racecourse is a stunning natural arena and offers the highest-quality action throughout the Jump season.

 

More information is available at www.cheltenham.co.uk and through Twitter (@CheltenhamRaces), Facebook www.facebook.com/thehomeofjumpracing and Instagram (@CheltenhamRaces).

 

About The Jockey Club

Cheltenham is part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Festival™ presented by Magners and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences The Jockey Club offers through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny made goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. The Jockey Club was founded in 1750 and today is the largest commercial group in Britain's second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and the charity, Racing Welfare. For more information, visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

If you need any information about racing at Cheltenham, please contact: Sophia Dale, Communications Manager - Jockey Club Racecourses South West 01242 537 683

sophia.dale@thejockeyclub.co.uk

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