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Race Cards, Odds & Results Thu 15th Mar

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Hexham
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  2. 13:45 - 2m 110y (7 ran)
  3. 14:20 - 2m 110y (6 ran)
  4. 14:55 - 2m 110y (11 ran)
  5. 15:35 - 4m (11 ran)
  6. 16:15 - 3m (13 ran)
  7. 16:55 - 2m 4f 110y (9 ran)
  8. 17:25 - 2m 4f 110y (9 ran)
Towcester
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  2. 13:55 - 2m 5f (10 ran)
  3. 14:30 - 3m 110y (12 ran)
  4. 15:05 - 2m (5 ran)
  5. 15:45 - 2m 3f 110y (8 ran)
  6. 16:25 - 2m (8 ran)
  7. 17:05 - 2m 6f (4 ran)
  8. 17:35 - 2m 3f 110y (10 ran)
Wolverhampton
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  2. 17:45 - 5f 20y (10 ran)
  3. 18:15 - 1m 141y (6 ran)
  4. 18:45 - 1m 1f 103y (13 ran)
  5. 19:15 - 1m 1f 103y (13 ran)
  6. 19:45 - 1m 141y (8 ran)
  7. 20:15 - 5f 20y (10 ran)
  8. 20:45 - 5f 216y (9 ran)
  9. 21:15 - 5f 216y (10 ran)
Vaal (RSA)
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  2. 10:15 - 4f 214y (12 ran)
  3. 10:45 - 4f 214y (15 ran)
  4. 11:15 - 5f 212y (12 ran)
  5. 11:45 - 5f 212y (10 ran)
  6. 12:20 - 1m 209y (7 ran)
  7. 13:00 - 1m 209y (9 ran)
  8. 13:40 - 7f 46y (14 ran)
  9. 14:15 - 5f 212y (11 ran)
  10. 14:50 - 7f 46y (14 ran)
Greyville (RSA)
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  2. 15:00 - Abandoned
  3. 15:35 - Abandoned
  4. 16:10 - Abandoned
  5. 16:50 - Abandoned
  6. 17:25 - Abandoned
  7. 18:00 - Abandoned
  8. 18:35 - Abandoned
  9. 19:10 - Abandoned
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AQUEDUCT (USA)
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  2. R1 (16:50) - 6f (6 ran)
  3. R2 (17:22) - 6f (7 ran)
  4. R3 (17:52) - 1m 70y (5 ran)
  5. R4 (18:22) - 1m 70y (6 ran)
  6. R5 (18:52) - 5f 110y (7 ran)
  7. R6 (19:22) - 6f (9 ran)
  8. R7 (19:52) - 6f (6 ran)
  9. R8 (20:22) - 1m 70y (7 ran)
  10. R9 (20:52) - 6f (7 ran)
Charles Town (USA)
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  2. R1 (23:15) - 6f 110y (7 ran)
  3. R2 (23:46) - 7f (9 ran)
  4. R3 (00:13) - 1m 1f (6 ran)
  5. R4 (00:40) - 1m 110y (8 ran)
  6. R5 (01:07) - 7f (10 ran)
  7. R6 (01:34) - 4f 110y (6 ran)
  8. R7 (02:01) - 6f 110y (7 ran)
  9. R8 (02:28) - 4f 110y (7 ran)
  10. R9 (02:55) - 6f 110y (8 ran)
DELTA DOWNS (USA)
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  2. R1 (22:45) - 5f (9 ran)
  3. R2 (23:12) - 6f 110y (8 ran)
  4. R3 (23:40) - 1m (10 ran)
  5. R4 (00:08) - 6f 110y (7 ran)
  6. R5 (00:36) - 1m (10 ran)
  7. R6 (01:03) - 5f (10 ran)
  8. R7 (01:30) - 1m 110y (10 ran)
  9. R8 (01:57) - 5f (10 ran)
  10. R9 (02:23) - 6f 110y (8 ran)
  11. R10 (02:49) - 5f (7 ran)
PENN NATIONAL (USA)
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  2. R1 (22:00) - 6f (6 ran)
  3. R2 (22:24) - 6f (8 ran)
  4. R3 (22:49) - 5f 110y (7 ran)
  5. R4 (23:13) - 1m 70y (9 ran)
  6. R5 (23:38) - 1m 70y (7 ran)
  7. R6 (00:04) - 1m (8 ran)
  8. R7 (00:29) - 1m (6 ran)
  9. R8 (00:53) - 6f (6 ran)
  10. R9 (01:17) - 6f (11 ran)
Remington Park (USA)
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  2. R1 (23:00) - 1f 80y (9 ran)
  3. R2 (23:26) - 1f 80y (10 ran)
  4. R3 (23:52) - 1f 110y (9 ran)
  5. R4 (00:18) - 1f 130y (10 ran)
  6. R5 (00:44) - 1f 80y (10 ran)
  7. R6 (01:10) - 3f 210y (7 ran)
  8. R7 (01:36) - 1f 130y (10 ran)
  9. R8 (02:02) - 1f 30y (10 ran)
  10. R9 (02:28) - 1f 80y (8 ran)
  11. R10 (02:54) - 1f 130y (9 ran)
  12. R11 (03:20) - 1f 30y (9 ran)
Tampa Bay Downs (USA)
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  2. R1 (16:30) - 5f 110y (7 ran)
  3. R2 (17:00) - 7f (6 ran)
  4. R3 (17:28) - 6f 110y (9 ran)
  5. R4 (17:55) - 7f (12 ran)
  6. R5 (18:24) - 1m 110y (9 ran)
  7. R6 (18:51) - 1m 40y (10 ran)
  8. R7 (19:20) - 1m 110y (9 ran)
  9. R8 (19:48) - 6f (10 ran)
  10. R9 (20:18) - 5f (10 ran)
  11. R10 (20:46) - 1m (10 ran)

, 15 Mar 2012

No
Silk
Form
Horse Age / Wt
Jockey / Trainer
OR
1 Royal blue, white sash and sleeves, quartered cap 7-22111
Full form
Bold Sir Brian (IRE) 33 DATR Tracker
b g Brian Boru - Black Queen (Bob Back)
Non Runner 145
2 Black, purple sleeves, red spots 4-U1231
Full form
Champion Court (IRE) 74 CDATR Tracker
b g Court Cave - Mooneys Hill (Supreme Leader)
7 11 - 4 150
3 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap 6257-11
Full form
Cristal Bonus (FR) 19 DATR Tracker
b g Della Francesca - Cristal Springs (Loup Solitaire)
6 11 - 4 152
4 Red, black star, striped sleeves, yellow cap, black star 0-221P2
Full form
Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 19 DATR Tracker
b g Milan - Derravaragh Native (Be My Native)
7 11 - 4t1 142
5 Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves 0-F2221
Full form
For Non Stop (IRE) 27 DATR Tracker
b g Alderbrook - Lost Link (Shernazar)
7 11 - 4 151
6 Black, red spots, black cap, white spots 630531
Full form
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 3 ATR Tracker
b g Imperial Ballet - Jane Digby (Magical Strike)
Non Runner 112
7 Yellow, dark blue triple diamond and armlets 214712
Full form
Micheal Flips (IRE) 27 ATR Tracker
b g Kayf Tara - Pianissimo (Shernazar)
8 11 - 4 145
8 Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, royal blue cap 127-112
Full form
Peddlers Cross (IRE) 79 CDBFATR Tracker
b g Oscar - Patscilla (Squill)
7 11 - 4 160
9 Red, chocolate cross belts, white sleeves 111211
Full form
Red Tanber (IRE) 12 DATR Tracker
ch g Karinga Bay - Dreamy Desire (Palm Track)
9 11 - 4 123
10 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap 1/11-111
Full form
Sir Des Champs (FR) 47 CDATR Tracker
b g Robin Des Champs - Liste En Tete (Video Rock)
6 11 - 4 144
11 White, black cap 475-112
Full form
Solix (FR) 74 CATR Tracker
 b g Al Namix - Solimade (Loup Solitaire)
6 11 - 4 150
12 Orange, black epaulets 32144U
Full form
Zaynar (FR) 19 CDBFATR Tracker
Gra g Daylami - Zainta (Kahyasi)
7 11 - 4b 150
2011: (11 ran) Noble Prince, Age 7, Wgt 11 - 4, SP 4/1 - A P McCoy / P Nolan

Forecast: 3/1 Peddlers Cross, 7/2 Sir Des Champs, 4/1 Cristal Bonus, 6/1 For Non Stop, 13/2 Champion Court, 8/1 Solix, 20/1 Bold Sir Brian, Zaynar, 25/1 Micheal Flips, 33/1 Duke Of Lucca, 100/1 Imperial Shabra, Red Tanber (Note: non-runners may affect prices)

  • ATR Verdict

Given the manner in which Sprinter Sacre destroyed the Arkle field on Tuesday, Donald McCain can't be blamed for diverting PEDDLERS CROSS to this Grade 2. Last year's Champion Hurdle runner-up looked a natural at this game at Bangor twice earlier in the season but the bubble was well and truly burst by Sprinter Sacre at Kempton. He probably needs this extra half-mile now and can end Sir Des Champs' unbeaten record. Willie Mullins' six-year-old won the Martin Pipe race at the 2011 Festival and has progressed further since tackling fences, racking up a couple of victories at this level. Cristal Bonus was a class above the opposition in the Pendil and remains a bright prospect, while Champion Court beat Solix in the Dipper here but is 3lb worse off.

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An open contest in which Peddlers Cross would hold a leading chance if showing his best form, but his preparation seemingly hasn't gone smoothly and he could be worth opposing. Preference is for Sir Des Champs, who won here last year and has done nothing wrong over fences. Cristal Bonus may emerge as the biggest danger, with Solix also capable of getting into the places.

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No
Silk
Form
Horse Age / Wt
Jockey / Trainer
OR
1 Royal blue and light blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, royal blue armlets 132341
Full form
Restless Harry 26 CDATR Tracker
b g Sir Harry Lewis - Restless Native (Be My Native)
8 11 - 12 157
2 Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots 8510-P7
Full form
Ashkazar (FR) 80 CDATR Tracker
b g Sadler's Wells - Asharna (Darshaan)
8 11 - 10 155
3 Light green, dark blue epaulets 122-1
Full form
Our Father (IRE) 90 ATR Tracker
gr g Shantou - Rosepan (Taipan)
6 11 - 3 148
4 Purple and white quartered, purple sleeves, white cap 1-2F55P
Full form
Russian War (IRE) 138 CDATR Tracker
b g Moscow Society - Oneofmegirls (Supreme Leader)
9 11 - 2tp1 147
5 Yellow, black cross of lorraine, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, black star 4P/2368
Full form
Pettifour (IRE) 61 CDATR Tracker
b g Supreme Leader - Queen of Natives (Be My Native)
10 10 - 12b1 143
6 Black, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap 1-54F23
Full form
Rick (FR) 25 ATR Tracker
b g Astarabad - Catty Jolie (Mansonnien)
8 10 - 12 143
7 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap 41/33
Full form
Sergent Guib's (FR) 39 BFATR Tracker
b g Califet - Miss Quessie (April Night)
6 10 - 12 143
8 Yellow, black stars, black and yellow halved sleeves, black cap, yellow stars 0411-97
Full form
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 27 CDATR Tracker
b g Oscar - Madam Chloe (Dalsaan)
8 10 - 12 143
9 White, light blue spots, white sleeves, light blue cap, white spots 2-5P504
Full form
Cape Tribulation 26 DATR Tracker
 b g Hernando - Gay Fantastic (Ela-Mana-Mou)
8 10 - 11 142
10 Dark blue, light blue hoops, checked sleeves and checked cap U1/11-25
Full form
Sonofvic (IRE) 74 DBFATR Tracker
ch g Old Vic - Prudent View (Supreme Leader)
7 10 - 10 141
11 Yellow, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star 2-61F54
Full form
Pineau De Re (FR) 39 ATR Tracker
b g Maresca Sorrento - Elfe Du Perche (Abdonski)
9 10 - 9 140
12 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap 33-6375
Full form
Catch Me (GER) 39 DATR Tracker
br g Law Society - Calcida (Konigsstuhl)
10 10 - 9 140
13 Light blue, maroon chevron, halved sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap 900509
Full form
Buena Vista (IRE) 27 CDATR Tracker
b g In The Wings - Park Special (Relkino)
11 10 - 9b 140
14 Light blue, brown star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap 782425
Full form
Across The Bay (IRE) 47 DATR Tracker
b g Bob's Return - The Southern (Glacial Storm)
8 10 - 9 140
15 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves 3-96710
Full form
Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 26 CDATR Tracker
b g Panoramic - Harkosa (Nikos)
5 10 - 9 140
16 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap 8F131P
Full form
Palace Jester 26 DATR Tracker
b g King's Theatre - Jessolle (Scallywag)
7 10 - 8 139
17 Royal blue and grey (quartered), grey sleeves, orange cap 002414
Full form
Reindeer Dippin 26 DATR Tracker
b g Sir Harry Lewis - Analogical (Teenoso)
10 10 - 8 139
18 Gold, white hoops, emerald green cap 12-4020
Full form
Cantlow (IRE) 15 DBFATR Tracker
b g Kayf Tara - Winnowing (Strong Gale)
7 10 - 8 139
19 Red, mauve chevron and sleeves, white cap, red spots 8-50225
Full form
Kayf Aramis 26 CDATR Tracker
b g Kayf Tara - Ara (Birthright)
10 10 - 7b 138
20 Dark blue, pink sash, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap, pink spots 206-336
Full form
Barwell Bridge 34 BFATR Tracker
b g Red Ransom - Sentimental Value (Diesis)
6 10 - 7t 138
21 Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap 64-1116
Full form
Thehillofuisneach (IRE) 26 DBFATR Tracker
b g Flemensfirth - Miniconjou (Be My Native)
8 10 - 7 138
22 Purple, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap 51-0690
Full form
Prince Erik 32 DATR Tracker
g g Indian Ridge - Miracle (Ezzoud)
8 10 - 6 137
23 Dark Blue And White Diabolo, Hooped Sleeves, red Cap 51222P
Full form
Scotsbrook Cloud 26 DATR Tracker
gr g Cloudings - Angie Marinie (Sabrehill)
7 10 - 6 137
24 Pink, white and emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap 006011
Full form
Bellflower Boy (IRE) 49 DATR Tracker
b g Old Vic - Dante's Arrow (Phardante)
9 10 - 6tb 137
2011: (23 ran) Buena Vista, Age 10, Wgt 10 - 8, SP 20/1 - Conor O'Farrell / D Pipe

Forecast: 4/1 Our Father, 8/1 Sonofvic, 10/1 Catch Me, Buena Vista, Sergent Guib's, 12/1 Thehillofuisneach, 14/1 Barwell Bridge, 16/1 Prince Erik, Bellflower Boy, 20/1 Restless Harry, Pineau De Re, Palace Jester, Reindeer Dippin, Cantlow, Ashkazar, Russian War, Rick, Sir Kezbaah, Cape Tribulation, 25/1 Across The Bay, Houblon Des Obeaux, Kayf Aramis, Pettifour, 50/1 Scotsbrook Cloud

  • ATR Verdict

Buena Vista has taken this for the past couple of seasons but his stable companion OUR FATHER looked a potential top-notcher when returning with a comfortable Ascot success and his powder has been kept dry since, presumably to preserve his handicap mark. Sonofvic got within two lengths of Grands Crus at Newbury but a fencing campaign was put on hold after he flopped in the Dipper. Catch Me's chasing career is also on the back-burner but he offered encouragement in this discipline at Punchestown and McCoy is an interesting booking. Thehillofuisneach made huge progress with his hat-trick of handicap wins prior to finding the step up to Grade 2 company too hot at Haydock last month and can have his say back down in class, despite an 8lb rise for his latest success.

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A typically open and competitive renewal, but Our Father stands out as the least-exposed runner and, kept fresh for this since scoring at Ascot in December, is the selection. Stablemate Buena Vista, winner of the last two renewals, and Cape Tribulation head the list of dangers.

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No
Silk
Form
Horse Age / Wt
Jockey / Trainer
OR
1 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap 4FP12-1
Full form
Albertas Run (IRE) 145 CDATR Tracker
b g Accordion - Holly Grove Lass (Le Moss)
11 11 - 10 168
2 Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap 11-1U3P
Full form
Captain Chris (IRE) 47 CDATR Tracker
b g King's Theatre - Function Dream (Strong Gale)
8 11 - 10t 164
3 Red and white stripes, hooped sleeves, striped cap 2P-2334
Full form
Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 54 CATR Tracker
b g Moscow Society - Run Artiste (Deep Run)
10 11 - 10p 159
4 Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots 2F6-140
Full form
Great Endeavour (IRE) 96 CDATR Tracker
gr g Great Palm - Strong Irish (Corrouge)
8 11 - 10 157
5 Red and white (quartered), red sleeves 542P-5P
Full form
Kalahari King (FR) 117 ATR Tracker
b g Kahyasi - Queen Of Warsaw (Assert)
11 11 - 10 166
6 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star 1155-6P
Full form
Little Josh (IRE) 26 CDATR Tracker
ch g Pasternak - Miss Top (Tremblant)
10 11 - 10 148
7 Orange, black star, black and orange striped sleeves 42-1322
Full form
Medermit (FR) 26 DATR Tracker
gr g Medaaly - Miss D'hermite (Solicitor)
8 11 - 10 165
8 Purple, gold sleeves, hooped cap 1-F1222
Full form
Noble Prince (GER) 53 CBFATR Tracker
b g Montjeu - Noble Pearl (Dashing Blade)
8 11 - 10t1 165
9 Black and white (halved), red sleeves and cap 141-5U2
Full form
Poquelin (FR) 47 CDATR Tracker
bl g Lahint - Babolna (Tropular)
Withdrawn 168
10 Royal blue, white cross belts, striped sleeves and cap 113-125
Full form
Realt Dubh (IRE) 1 ATR Tracker
b g Beneficial - Suez Canal (Exit To Nowhere)
Non Runner 157
11 Red and white diamonds, white sleeves, red armlets, red cap 5F/121-1
Full form
Riverside Theatre 26 DATR Tracker
b g King's Theatre - Disallowed (Distinctly North)
8 11 - 10 168
12 Light blue and maroon hoops, blue sleeves, striped cap 13-3121
Full form
Rubi Light (FR) 26 ATR Tracker
b g Network - Genny Lights (Lights Out)
7 11 - 10 164
13 Dark green, maroon stars, maroon cap 3-12241
Full form
Somersby (IRE) 54 DATR Tracker
 b g Second Empire - Back To Roost (Presenting)
8 11 - 10p 166
14 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap 143111
Full form
Blazing Tempo (IRE) 53 ATR Tracker
b m Accordion - Leading Duke (Supreme Leader)
8 11 - 3 154
2011: (11 ran) Albertas Run, Age 10, Wgt 11 - 10, SP 6/1 - A P McCoy / Jonjo O'Neill

Forecast: 9/2 Riverside Theatre, 5/1 Noble Prince, 11/2 Somersby, 6/1 Rubi Light, 7/1 Medermit, 8/1 Albertas Run, 10/1 Great Endeavour, 12/1 Blazing Tempo, 16/1 Captain Chris, Poquelin, 25/1 Kalahari King, 33/1 Forpadydeplasterer, Little Josh (Note: non-runner may affect prices)

  • ATR Verdict

Dual winner Albertas Run isn't getting any younger but showed plenty of his old zest when landing the Old Roan before injury intervened. Last year's third Rubi Light warmed up with a classy triumph at Gowran Park and, along with 2011 Jewson hero Noble Prince, spearheads a strong Irish challenge, although the latter has a Fairyhouse defeat at the hands of Blazing Tempo to avenge. Riverside Theatre fought off Medermit to land his second Ascot Chase but this can go to SOMERSBY, who outbattled Finian's Rainbow in the Victor Chandler and is expected to be even better suited to this distance. Captain Chris would have serious claims on last season's Arkle win but has looked a shadow of that horse this campaign.

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A good renewal of the Ryanair, providing further evidence that the race is finding its feet as a genuine championship event. The form of the Ascot Chase, where Riverside Theatre and Medermit were miles clear of the rest, looks key, and the former is a confident selection. Great Endeavour appeals most of those at longer odds.

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No
Silk
Form
Horse Age / Wt
Jockey / Trainer
OR
1 Black and white (halved), red sleeves and cap 111-111
Full form
Big Buck's (FR) 47 CDATR Tracker
 b g Cadoudal - Buck's (Le Glorieux)
9 11 - 10 174
2 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap 214-35P
Full form
Carlito Brigante (IRE) 1 CATR Tracker
b g Haafhd - Desert Magic (Green Desert)
Non Runner 155
3 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap 14-5452
Full form
Cross Kennon (IRE) 26 CDATR Tracker
b g Craigsteel - Gaelic Million (Strong Gale)
8 11 - 10p1 154
4 Maroon and yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, yellow cap 216-142
Full form
Dynaste (FR) 47 DATR Tracker
gr g Martaline - Bellissima De Mai (Pistolet Bleu)
6 11 - 10t1 161
5 Red and yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, emerald green cap 6-92226
Full form
Five Dream (FR) 47 CATR Tracker
b g Take Risks - Jenny Pous (Kaid Pous)
8 11 - 10 151
6 Maroon, beige star, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, beige star 1F0-114
Full form
King Of The Night (GER) 117 CATR Tracker
b g Lomitas - Kaiserlerche (Subotica)
Non Runner 157
7 Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap 831112
Full form
Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 25 CBFATR Tracker
b g Lavirco - Fleur D'haguenet (Dark Stone)
8 11 - 10 152
8 Yellow and light green diabolo, yellow sleeves, quartered cap 242231
Full form
Mourad (IRE) 25 DBFATR Tracker
ch g Sinndar - Mouramara (Kahyasi)
7 11 - 10 154
9 Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap 31-F111
Full form
Oscar Whisky (IRE) 34 CATR Tracker
b g Oscar - Ash Baloo (Phardante)
7 11 - 10 167
10 Grey and maroon diamonds, grey sleeves 1310-12
Full form
Smad Place (FR) 26 ATR Tracker
gr g Smadoun - Bienna Star (Village Star)
5 11 - 10 157
11 Purple, yellow chevron and cap 13-6111
Full form
So Young (FR) 60 ATR Tracker
b g Lavirco - Honey (Highlanders)
6 11 - 10 157
12 Red, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star 221123
Full form
Thousand Stars (FR) 46 CBFATR Tracker
g g Grey Risk - Livaniana (Saint Estephe)
8 11 - 10 163
13 Red, light blue sleeves, red spots 141112
Full form
Voler La Vedette (IRE) 49 DBFATR Tracker
b m King's Theatre - Steel Grey Lady (Roselier)
8 11 - 3t 154
2011: (13 ran) Big Buck's, Age 8, Wgt 11 - 10, SP 10/11  - R Walsh / P F Nicholls

Forecast: 8/13 Big Buck's, 9/2 Oscar Whisky, 8/1 Thousand Stars, 14/1 Dynaste, 16/1 So Young, Voler La Vedette, 20/1 Mourad, 33/1 Smad Place, Mikael D'haguenet, 50/1 Carlito Brigante, 66/1 Five Dream, 100/1 Cross Kennon (Note: non-runners may affect prices)

  • ATR Verdict

BIG BUCK'S continues to sweep all before him and has looked as good as ever in extending his unbeaten record to 15 this season, with a last-minute change of plan ultimately proving no problem to him when he caught Dynaste in the Cleeve Hurdle. He can't be opposed but may be facing the most serious threat to his crown because Oscar Whisky was classy enough to make the frame in last year's Champion Hurdle and has stayed 2m5f well enough here twice before an easy Kempton success. If he fails to get home, the next best option for forecast punters could be Thousand Stars because his only previous attempt at a distance in excess of three miles resulted in French Champion Hurdle glory, when stablemate Mourad was back in fourth.

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There's no sense in opposing Big Buck's in his bid for a fourth success in this race, even if he meets one in Oscar Whisky whose best form (albeit over shorter) isn't far off what the champion can offer. Dynaste and Smad Place could prove the best each-way alternatives.

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Silk
Form
Horse Age / Wt
Jockey / Trainer
OR
1 Red and grey (quartered), hooped sleeves 74-5860
Full form
Tartak (FR) 47 CDATR Tracker
b g Akhdari - Tartamuda (Tyrnavos)
9 11 - 12t 153
2 Light blue, dark blue cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap 1165-21
Full form
Giorgio Quercus (FR) 54 DATR Tracker
b g Starborough - Winter Breeze (Kaldoun)
7 11 - 11 152
3 Dark blue, pink epaulets and star on cap 3541-19
Full form
Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 232 CDATR Tracker
b g Brier Creek - Jade De Chalamont (Royal Charter)
Non Runner 150
4 Yellow, maroon cap 111188/
Full form
Jack The Giant (IRE) 706 CDATR Tracker
b g Giant's Causeway - State Crystal (High Estate)
Non Runner 147
5 White, red braces, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star P-13232
Full form
Hector's Choice (FR) 19 ATR Tracker
b g Grey Risk - The Voice (Ski Chief)
8 11 - 6 147
6 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap 211323
Full form
Notus De La Tour (FR) 46 ATR Tracker
b g Kutub - Ridiyla (Akarad)
6 11 - 3p1 144
7 Yellow, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star 661-U03
Full form
Matuhi 74 DATR Tracker
b g Dansili - Montserrat (Aragon)
9 11 - 3t 144
8 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap 0-7010F
Full form
Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 96 CDATR Tracker
b g Accordion - Quinnsboro Ice (Glacial Storm)
11 11 - 3t 144
9 Maroon and white (quartered), checked sleeves and cap 24/8P-50
Full form
Crack Away Jack 26 CATR Tracker
ch g Gold Away - Jolly Harbour (Rudimentary)
8 11 - 1 142
10 Light blue, brown stripe and armlets 11-P3U0
Full form
Divers (FR) 33 CDATR Tracker
gr g Highest Honor - Divination (Groom Dancer)
8 11 - 1 142
11 Yellow, orange star, orange sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, orange star 12-0385
Full form
Holmwood Legend 26 CDATR Tracker
b g Midnight Legend - West-Hatch-Spirit (Forzando)
11 10 - 13 140
12 Red, white star and armlets 1-F5U3P
Full form
Gilbarry (IRE) 54 ATR Tracker
b g Bahri - Starry Night (Sheikh Albadou)
7 10 - 10es1 137
13 Beige and emerald green check, beige sleeves 28112/0
Full form
Salut Flo (FR) 96 ATR Tracker
b g Saint Des Saints - Royale Marie (Garde Royale)
7 10 - 10 137
14 Light blue, orange epaulets 732380
Full form
Mad Moose (IRE) 26 DATR Tracker
ch g Presenting - Sheshollystar (Fourstars Allstar)
8 10 - 8 135
15 Light blue, grey stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap 6-9301U
Full form
Charingworth (IRE) 30 DATR Tracker
b g Supreme Leader - Quinnsboro Guest (Be My Guest)
9 10 - 6 133
16 Dark blue, lilac sleeves, lilac and white quartered cap U-29P54
Full form
Fine Parchment (IRE) 12 CDATR Tracker
 b g Presenting - Run For Cover (Lafontaine)
9 10 - 6t 133
Official Rating up +2 to 135 in future races
17 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap 0UP-3P4
Full form
Gansey (IRE) 19 DBFATR Tracker
br g Anshan - Ebony Jane (Roselier)
10 10 - 6 133
18 Purple, emerald green and white hooped sleeves, emerald green cap 11PPP0
Full form
Schindler's Gold (IRE) 61 DATR Tracker
ch g Oscar Schindler - Saraemma (Wolver Hollow)
10 10 - 3t 130
19 Yellow, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star 25671U
Full form
Glam Gerry (IRE) 49 DATR Tracker
b g Dr Massini - Daraheen Diamond (Husyan)
8 10 - 3 130
20 Light blue, pink and white striped sleeves, pink cap 311611
Full form
Niceonefrankie (ex5) 13 DATR Tracker
b g Ishiguru - Chesnut Ripple (Cosmonaut)
6 10 - 2 129
Official Rating up +3 to 132 in future races
21 White and red stripes, black and white halved sleeves, black cap 22U322
Full form
The Cockney Mackem (IRE) 22 ATR Tracker
b g Milan - Divine Prospect (Namaqualand)
6 10 - 1 128
22 White, large royal blue spots, royal blue cap 21P-P1P
Full form
Radetsky March (IRE) 15 DATR Tracker
b g Taipan - Jane Jones (Beau Sher)
9 10 - 1 128
23 Pink and brown diamonds, pink sleeves and cap 724303
Full form
Life Of A Luso (IRE) 19 DATR Tracker
b g Luso - Life Of A Lady (Insan)
8 10 - 0t 127
Official Rating down -2 to 125 in future races 
    
    (+0 not including Long Handicap)
24 Dark green, dark green and red check sleeves, white cap 34/8272
Full form
Kilcrea Asla (IRE) 26 DATR Tracker
b g Oscar - Alottalady (Mandalus)
11 10 - 0 127
Official Rating down -3 to 124 in future races 
    
    (+0 not including Long Handicap)
Long Handicap: Life Of A Luso 9 - 12, Kilcrea Asla 9 - 11
2011: (20 ran) Holmwood Legend, Age 10, Wgt 10 - 9, SP 25/1 - K Burke / P R Rodford

Forecast: 4/1 Salut Flo, 11/2 Divers, 6/1 Crack Away Jack, 12/1 Holmwood Legend, Niceonefrankie, Notus De La Tour, 14/1 Hector's Choice, 20/1 Charingworth, Giorgio Quercus, The Cockney Mackem, Rebel Du Maquis, Jack The Giant, Matuhi, 25/1 Tartak, Gilbarry, Mad Moose, Fine Parchment, Gansey, Glam Gerry, Radetsky March, Life Of A Luso, Finger Onthe Pulse, 33/1 Schindler's Gold, Kilcrea Asla (Note: non-runners may affect prices)

  • ATR Verdict

Salut Flo has attracted significant support in the build-up to this, as he did ahead of the Spinal Research Gold Cup, for which he was still in contention until a mistake at the third-last. That is his only appearance in the best part of two years, however, and Crack Away Jack has also been sparingly raced, although there is no denying he is well treated in this sphere and will strip fitter for last month's spin over timber at Ascot. Divers also warmed up over the smaller obstacles and won the novices' handicap here 12 months ago, when Holmwood Legend tasted Festival glory in this contest, albeit off a 10lb lower mark. NOTUS DE LA TOUR has kept top company over fences so far, making the frame in a couple of Irish Grade 1s. The step back up in trip is expected to spark more improvement and, if it does, he could be on a very attractive rating.

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Salut Flo is very well handicapped on the pick of his form, in the process of proving as much when blundering his chance away in a competitive handicap here in December. He has clearly been kept fresh with the Festival in mind since and looks the one to side with. Divers and Niceonefrankie are others worthy of serious consideration.

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Form
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Jockey / Trainer
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1 Beige, dark blue braces and armlets, orange cap 266-312
Full form
Up The Beat 39 ATR Tracker
b g Beat All - Everything's Rosy (Ardross)
7 11 - 12 143
2 Royal blue, emerald green triple diamond and diamond on cap U6P-15F
Full form
Exmoor Ranger (IRE) 26 ATR Tracker
ch g Grand Plaisir - Slyguff Torus (Torus)
10 11 - 12p1 143
3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap 3F-37P9
Full form
Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 26 CATR Tracker
b g Old Vic - Sizzle (High Line)
9 11 - 11 142
4 Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots 2313P2
Full form
Swing Bill (FR) 80 CATR Tracker
gr g Grey Risk - Melodie Royale (Garde Royale)
11 11 - 9 140
5 Red, yellow epaulets P/022-01
Full form
Faasel (IRE) 22 ATR Tracker
b g Unfuwain - Waqood (Riverman)
11 11 - 9tb 140
6 White, light blue sash, brown cap 2F-63F2
Full form
Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 29 ATR Tracker
ch g Beneficial - Ath Dara (Duky)
9 11 - 9 140
7 Dark blue, white star, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star 1FP-551
Full form
Mostly Bob (IRE) 74 CATR Tracker
b g Bob Back - Town Gossip (Indian Ridge)
9 11 - 5t 136
8 Yellow, red spots 11-2321
Full form
Midnight Appeal 27 ATR Tracker
b g Midnight Legend - Lac Marmot (Marju)
7 11 - 5b 136
9 Beige, grey sleeves and cap 1432P0
Full form
Benbane Head (USA) 26 CDATR Tracker
ch g Giant's Causeway - Prospectress (Mining)
8 11 - 5t 136
10 Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap 6513U3
Full form
Start Me Up (IRE) 25 CATR Tracker
b g Winged Love - Go And Tell (Kemal)
8 11 - 4 135
11 Red, white chevron 212254
Full form
Your Busy (IRE) 19 BFATR Tracker
b g Anshan - Springfort Society (Moscow Society)
9 11 - 4t 135
12 White, black diamond, halved sleeves, black and white quartered cap U2-P534
Full form
Adams Island (IRE) 49 BFATR Tracker
b g Beneficial - Eoin's Orchestra (Orchestra)
8 11 - 4t1b1 135
13 Emerald green, black star, emerald green sleeves, black stars, emerald green cap, black star 023P81
Full form
The Hollinwell 32 DATR Tracker
b g Classic Cliche - Action De Balle (Cricket Ball)
9 11 - 3b 134
14 Red, dark blue seams, white sleeves, dark blue seams, dark blue cap, white star 191P/1-4
Full form
Summery Justice (IRE) 117 ATR Tracker
b g Witness Box - Kinsellas Rose (Roselier)
8 11 - 3 134
15 Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap 513P-PP
Full form
Be There In Five (IRE) 26 ATR Tracker
b g Indian Danehill - Marwa (Shahrastani)
8 11 - 3 134
16 Black, yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap 4112U3
Full form
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 28 ATR Tracker
b g New Frontier - Psalmist (Mystiko)
8 11 - 3 134
17 White, royal blue spots on sleeves, royal blue cap 20-5211
Full form
Brackloon High (IRE) 28 DATR Tracker
b g Bob Back - Homebird (Be My Native)
7 11 - 1 132
18 Black, yellow chevron, mauve sleeves, black cap, yellow star 3P6-3P9
Full form
Slippers Percy (IRE) 26 ATR Tracker
b g Sea Raven - Lough Borough (Orchestra)
10 11 - 1t 132
19 Beige, black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap 6P-952P
Full form
Fredo (IRE) 26 DATR Tracker
ch g Lomitas - Felina (Acatenango)
8 11 - 1p 132
Official Rating down -1 to 131 in future races
20 White, large red spots and armlets, red and white quartered cap 0-63643
Full form
Piraya (FR) 67 ATR Tracker
gr g Lost World - Ella Royale (Royal Charter)
9 11 - 1tp 132
21 Dark blue, yellow stripe, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets and star on yellow cap 1-15220
Full form
Time For Spring (IRE) 27 ATR Tracker
b g Snurge - Burksie (Supreme Leader)
8 10 - 11p 128
22 Light blue, pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, pink star 16-2065
Full form
Sona Sasta (IRE) 26 DATR Tracker
b g Sonus - Derry Lark (Lancastrian)
9 10 - 11b1 128
Official Rating down -2 to 126 in future races
23 Royal blue, pink hoop 231-531
Full form
Gurtacrue (IRE) 54 DATR Tracker
ch g Deploy - Biddy Early (Sharp Charter)
7 10 - 9 126
24 Black and yellow diabolo, halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star 534868
Full form
The Sawyer (BEL) 5 CATR Tracker
ch g Fleetwood - Green Land (Hero's Honor)
Non Runner 126
Official Rating down -8 to 118 in future races
2011: (24 ran) Junior, Age 8, Wgt 11 - 6, SP 10/3  - Mr J J Codd / D Pipe

Forecast: 15/2 Up The Beat, 8/1 Sunnyhillboy, 10/1 Start Me Up, Becauseicouldntsee, 12/1 Brackloon High, Mostly Bob, Midnight Appeal, 14/1 Sona Sasta, Faasel, 16/1 Your Busy, Adams Island, The Hollinwell, Summery Justice, Fredo, Swing Bill, 20/1 Exmoor Ranger, Time For Spring, Gurtacrue, Benbane Head, 25/1 Frontier Spirit, Piraya, 33/1 Be There In Five, Slippers Percy, The Sawyer (Note: non-runner may affect prices)

  • ATR Verdict

The last three winners of this have carried well above 11st so top-weight UP THE BEAT's welter burden isn't that much of a concern, and he lumped 11st 10lb into second behind subsequent Eider winner Portrait King in a heavy-ground Grand National Trial at Punchestown. Many a gamble has gone astray on Sunnyhillboy, including in three consecutive Cheltenham Festivals, but he will get it right in a big race one day. Mostly Bob bounced back to form with an authoritative success from Mon Mome over further here on New Year's Day, and the consistent Midnight Appeal is also making good progress, although he will need to raise his game in line with the handicapper's reaction to his Sandown success. Faasel beat all bar Junior in this race last season and regained the winning thread at Doncaster most recently.

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A big weight has been no barrier to success in this and the unexposed Up The Beat looks to have a great chance after his excellent second at Punchestown. At the bottom of the handicap Gurtacrue is interesting representing connections who won this 4 years ago with a similarly lightly-raced sort, while Sunnyhillboy continues to leave the impression he has a big handicap chase in him.

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