Aintree 08 December 2018

Draw Advantage: None
Going: Soft
Moderate showers

Forecast: Moderate showers
Temperature: 7.8° - 9.9°
Rainfall: 4.92cm
Wind: 26.6 mph W

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1

11:55 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Betway Heed Your Hunch Novices' Hurdle

2m 209y

Winner £7,798 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2-11422
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Cause Toujours (FR) 14

b g Khalkevi - Viana (Signe Divin)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-1 t
132

Well regarded for Dan Skelton and won first 2 starts for Ian Williams in May/June. Best effort yet when second in 2m listed event at Haydock 2 weeks ago, tying up late after looking in control last.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on good and soft ground. Beaten 2l by Grand Sancy when second of 5 at 9-4 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m (good) last month. Has won at Aintree and Kempton this season.

Well regarded for Dan Skelton and won first 2 starts for Ian Williams in May/June. Best effort yet when second in 2m listed event at Haydock 2 weeks ago, tying up late after looking in control last.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 2 3 28.6%
Hurdle 7 2 3 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 3 1 0 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 4 1 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 1 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Edward Austin 0 0 0 -
T Ian Williams 5 2 2 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
23-1
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Eldorado Allen (FR) 27

gr g Khalkevi - Hesmeralda (Royal Charter)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 11-4
 - 

Had shown some decent form in France and looked a good prospect in getting off the mark at the first attempt on these shores at Sandown (2m, heavy) last month, readily. Type to go onto better things.

A winner at 4-1 in a maiden hurdle race at Sandown over 2m (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Sevarano by 4 1/2l.

Had shown some decent form in France and looked a good prospect in getting off the mark at the first attempt on these shores at Sandown (2m, heavy) last month, readily. Type to go onto better things.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 1 1 50%
Hurdle 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T J O'Brien 1 1 0 100%
T C L Tizzard 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
F2-
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Champagne Mystery (IRE) 224

b g Shantou - Spanker (Suave Dancer)

4 10-12
 - 

€33,000 3-y-o, £68,000 4-y-o, Shantou gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including fairly useful hurdler First Trim and Mastman. Runner-up completed start in Irish points (Apr 28).

Placed in a point-to-point from two starts. Beaten 1 1/2l by Espoir De Loire when second of 9 at 7-2fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Lisronagh over 3m in April. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Roisin Hickey in Ireland.

€33,000 3-y-o, £68,000 4-y-o, Shantou gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including fairly useful hurdler First Trim and Mastman. Runner-up completed start in Irish points (Apr 28).

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Bowen 0 0 0 -
T N J Henderson 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
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The Grand Visir (43F)

b g Frankel - Piping (Montjeu)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 75%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
4 10-12
 -  WS2

Useful stayer on the Flat. Changed hands for 170,000 gns after winning on his final start in October, and clearly an interesting recruit to hurdling.

A winner at 25-1 at Doncaster over 1m 6f (good to soft) on his latest outing in October, beating Winston C by 3l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with J Butler.

Useful stayer on the Flat. Changed hands for 170,000 gns after winning on his final start in October, and clearly an interesting recruit to hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 2 2 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 3 0 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 3 0 75%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T Scudamore 0 0 0 -
T Ian Williams 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
825-560
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West To The Bridge (IRE) 8

b g Flemensfirth - Godlylady (Old Vic)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a hood
HG
5 10-12 t h
 - 

Ability in bumpers and over hurdles, but not entirely straightforward and likely to be seen in a brighter light in handicaps in due course.

Placed in two NH flat races from seven starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Bright Forecast when 10th of 20 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Newbury over 2m (soft) last month.

Ability in bumpers and over hurdles, but not entirely straightforward and likely to be seen in a brighter light in handicaps in due course.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 0 0 0%
Hurdle 3 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 0 2 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 5 0 1 0%
HG Hood 7 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 5 0 2 0%
T D Skelton 7 0 2 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
0
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Bonbonniere 9

br f Martaline - La Bombonera (Mansonnien)

4 10-5
 - 

Tailed-off last of 16 in maiden at Warwick on hurdling debut 9 days ago.

Half-sister to Burrows Saint, won over hurdles at 2m 4f. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Definitelyanoscar when last of 16 on her racecourse debut at Warwick over 2m (soft) last month.

Tailed-off last of 16 in maiden at Warwick on hurdling debut 9 days ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 0 0%
Hurdle 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Conor Shoemark 1 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

ELDORADO ALLEN created a big impression when winning on his UK debut at Sandown last month when beating Sevarano by four-and-a-half lengths. He showed a decent turn of foot on that occasion and connections will be hoping he can strike under a penalty with the Tolworth, back at Sandown, the first big target. Champagne Mystery finished second on his most recent start in a point-to-point and subsequently cost 68,000 pounds, while The Grand Visir is an interesting recruit to the National Hunt sphere on his first start for Ian Williams.

2

12:25 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Betway Handicap Chase

2m 3f 200y

Winner £11,696 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
36517-2
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Chef D'equipe (FR) 30

b g Presenting - Millesimee (Video Rock)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-7 h
135

Off the mark for new stable in Sandown handicap chase in January. Not in the same form at Ascot later that month but made a very good return when second at Newbury and may have more to offer still.

Successful in two chases at 2m 4f and 2m 6f on heavy ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Siruh Du Lac when second of 13 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Off the mark for new stable in Sandown handicap chase in January. Not in the same form at Ascot later that month but made a very good return when second at Newbury and may have more to offer still.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 2 4 15.4%
Chase 6 2 2 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 8 2 1 25%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 6 1 2 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr D Maxwell 6 1 2 16.7%
T P J Hobbs 6 1 2 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
109P-82
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Ballyhill (FR) 24

b g Al Namix - Laly Light (Start Fast)

Distance: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 9.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-11
134

Dual-winning hurdler who landed a Grade 3 handicap chase at Cheltenham last winter. Lost his way over fences thereafter but showed he still retains ability back over timber last time.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 5f on good and heavy ground. Beaten 4l by Whatmore when second of 11 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Bangor over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Dual-winning hurdler who landed a Grade 3 handicap chase at Cheltenham last winter. Lost his way over fences thereafter but showed he still retains ability back over timber last time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 3 2 16.7%
Chase 9 1 1 11.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 11 1 1 9.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 23 3 3 13%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 7 0 2 0%
T N A Twiston-Davies 22 3 3 13.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
443111-
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Granville Island (IRE) 274

b g Flemensfirth - Fox Glen (Furry Glen)

Distance: 14 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 21.43%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 32 runs, 6 wins, 8 places, 18.75%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 22 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 13.64%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-9
132

Thriving early this year, winning his last 3 starts, including at Leicester in March, his best performance in 3 years. Back up in the weights again ahead of return, however.

Has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and six chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 7-2 in a chase at Leicester over 2m 4f (heavy) on his latest outing in March, beating Beggar's Wishes by 2 3/4l.

Thriving early this year, winning his last 3 starts, including at Leicester in March, his best performance in 3 years. Back up in the weights again ahead of return, however.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 40 7 9 17.5%
Chase 31 6 6 19.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 14 3 5 21.4%
G Similar Going 32 6 8 18.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 41 8 9 19.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 22 3 4 13.6%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J Sean Quinlan 26 6 5 23.1%
T J Candlish 42 8 9 19.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
05126-U
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Creep Desbois (FR) 25

b g Great Pretender - Brigade Mondaine (Arnaqueur)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-8
131 WS2

Fairly useful hurdler and quickly made into a better chaser, winning at Fakenham. Shaped as if amiss in March and unseated first at Hereford on return (took a heavy fall when loose). Bit to prove.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m 2f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Unseated rider when 10-1 at Hereford over 2m 5f (good) in a chase won by Touch Kick last month on his latest outing.

Fairly useful hurdler and quickly made into a better chaser, winning at Fakenham. Shaped as if amiss in March and unseated first at Hereford on return (took a heavy fall when loose). Bit to prove.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 1 20%
Chase 5 1 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 7 2 1 28.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 3 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 6 1 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Thomas Bellamy 1 0 0 0%
T Ben Pauling 10 2 1 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
15582-9
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Cave Top (IRE) 51

b g Court Cave - Cyrils Top Girl (Top Of The World)

Distance: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-6
129

Developed into a pretty useful hurdler last term, including 3 handicap successes. Runner-up in a point at the start of his career and not knocked about on chase bow/return. Better expected.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 1f to 2m 4f on good to soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Luckofthedraw when 9th of 10 on his chase debut at Carlisle over 2m (good to soft) in October.

Developed into a pretty useful hurdler last term, including 3 handicap successes. Runner-up in a point at the start of his career and not knocked about on chase bow/return. Better expected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 3 3 23.1%
Chase 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 7 2 2 28.6%
G Similar Going 12 3 2 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 3 4 18.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 1 0 1 0%
T Oliver Greenall 14 3 3 21.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
6-0421F
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Caltex (FR) 84

bl g Network - Qomposita (Video Rock)

Distance: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-4
127

Going the right way over fences (won 8-runner novice chase at Downpatrick) until falling heavily at Listowel in September. Should have more to offer if over that spill on debut for this yard.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 3f and 2m 6f on good - yielding and heavy ground. Fell at the 7th when 3-1 at Listowel over 2m 4f (soft) in a chase won by Robin Des Foret in September on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Going the right way over fences (won 8-runner novice chase at Downpatrick) until falling heavily at Listowel in September. Should have more to offer if over that spill on debut for this yard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 3 22.2%
Chase 4 1 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 10 2 5 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 5 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J McGrath 0 0 0 -
T Henry Oliver 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
P7311-3
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Lord Bryan (IRE) 202

b g Brian Boru - Run Cat (Lord Americo)

Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 42.86%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
7 11-3 t
126

Quickly made into a better chaser than hurdler, recording third win over the larger obstacles at Chepstow. Good third at Market Rasen when last seen in May and respected.

He has won three chases from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on soft and heavy ground. Third of 6 behind Zamparelli beaten 1 1/2l at 5-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Market Rasen over 2m 3f (good) in May.

Quickly made into a better chaser than hurdler, recording third win over the larger obstacles at Chepstow. Good third at Market Rasen when last seen in May and respected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 3 1 20%
Chase 8 3 0 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 14 3 2 21.4%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 7 3 0 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sean Bowen 14 1 3 7.1%
T P Bowen 19 3 4 15.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
26F-446
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Katachenko (IRE) 35

b g Kutub - Karalee (Arokar)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 15 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 26.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 12 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 8.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 16 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 12.5%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-2 b1
125

Useful at his best, but readily brushed on Wetherby reappearance 17 days ago and disappointed in cheekpieces next time. Blinkers now added.

Winner of two hurdle races, two chases and a point-to-point from 1m 7f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 20l behind Forest Des Aigles when last of 6 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Ayr over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Useful at his best, but readily brushed on Wetherby reappearance 17 days ago and disappointed in cheekpieces next time. Blinkers now added.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 4 6 17.4%
Chase 19 2 4 10.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 5 1 1 20%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 15 4 5 26.7%
Headgear
Today (B only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 12 1 4 8.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 16 2 4 12.5%
Connections
J B S Hughes 5 0 0 0%
T D McCain Jnr 24 4 7 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
312P05
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Bestwork (FR) 12

bl g Network - Harmony (Lute Antique)

Distance: 10 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 30%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-1
124

Has a good strike rate in handicap chases but looks out of form at the moment.

Winner of six chases from 2m to 2m 7f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Deauville Dancer when fifth of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Kempton over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Has a good strike rate in handicap chases but looks out of form at the moment.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 6 3 22.2%
Chase 20 6 2 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 3 1 30%
G Similar Going 11 2 1 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 6 3 24%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 1 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J J J Burke 11 1 1 9.1%
T C E Longsdon 29 6 3 20.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
021144
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A Place Apart (IRE) 8

b g Power - Simadartha (Gone West)

Similar Going: 13 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 7.69%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 10-6
122

Disappointed over hurdles last time but improved when making a winning chase debut at Kempton in October and remains with potential in this sphere.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 2f and 2m 3f on good and good - yielding ground. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Killacolla when fourth of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Limerick over 2m (yielding) last month. Has won at Kempton and Downpatrick this season.

Disappointed over hurdles last time but improved when making a winning chase debut at Kempton in October and remains with potential in this sphere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 2 3 14.3%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 13 1 3 7.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 2 3 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Bowen 1 1 0 100%
T G P Cromwell 21 2 6 9.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

CHEF D'EQUIPE showed plenty of encouragement on his return in a competitive event at Newbury when runner-up to Siruh Du Lac and this heavy-ground winner looks capable of further improvement. Ballyhill ran a much better race over hurdles at Bangor last month and is considered back over fences with underfoot conditions in his favour, while a pair of blinkers could see improvement from Katachenko.

3

13:00 Aintree (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle

2m 4f

Winner £18,570 - 11 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
280-569
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Ch'tibello (FR) 14

b g Sageburg - Neicha (Neverneyev)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-12
143

Smart hurdler who was runner-up in pair of Grade 2 contests last winter. Yet to get going this season but he's well weighted if he can revive. Back up in trip.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Black Mischief when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m 3f (good) last month.

Smart hurdler who was runner-up in pair of Grade 2 contests last winter. Yet to get going this season but he's well weighted if he can revive. Back up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 2 4 11.8%
Hurdle 17 2 4 11.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 2 2 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 2 3 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 0 0%
Connections
J Conor Shoemark 1 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 17 2 4 11.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
2U71-20
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Midnight Shadow 20

b g Midnight Legend - Holy Smoke (Statoblest)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
5 11-10
141

Ended a productive first season on a high when winning Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr in April. Good close second on Wetherby return before a disappointing run in the Greatwood. Up in trip.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 7f to 2m on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Nietzsche when 14th of 18 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m (good) last month.

Ended a productive first season on a high when winning Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr in April. Good close second on Wetherby return before a disappointing run in the Greatwood. Up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 3 22.2%
Hurdle 9 2 3 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 2 2 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 3 3 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Danny Cook 9 2 3 22.2%
T Mrs S J Smith 12 3 3 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
123121-
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Tawseef (IRE) 358

b g Monsun - Sahool (Unfuwain)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 43 runs, 9 wins, 10 places, 20.93%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
10 10-13
137

Thrived for this yard during the second half of 2017, winning 5 times in all at up to 25.8f. Absent for a year though and career-high mark leaves no margin for error.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 5-2 in a hurdle race at Bangor over 2m 7f (heavy) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Monbeg Theatre by 1 1/2l.

Thrived for this yard during the second half of 2017, winning 5 times in all at up to 25.8f. Absent for a year though and career-high mark leaves no margin for error.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 34 4 8 11.8%
Hurdle 34 4 8 11.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 43 9 10 20.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 62 10 14 16.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Miss A McCain 3 2 1 66.7%
T D McCain Jnr 11 5 2 45.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
53F/0P5-
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Jetstream Jack (IRE) 227

b g Beneficial - Westgrove Berry (Presenting)

Distance: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap
HG
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-4 t
135

Ended time for Gordon Elliott in fairly uninspiring fashion over fences. Has joined another good yard though, and has been given a chance by the assessor back over timber.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from soft to yielding - soft, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 20-1 when fifth of 18 on his latest outing in a chase at Punchestown over 2m 4f (yielding) in April. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Ended time for Gordon Elliott in fairly uninspiring fashion over fences. Has joined another good yard though, and has been given a chance by the assessor back over timber.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 3 5 17.7%
Hurdle 7 2 3 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 1 1 16.7%
G Similar Going 16 4 4 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 4 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 1 0%
Connections
J J W Kennedy 1 0 1 0%
T Olly Murphy 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
U4-01F1
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Notwhatiam (IRE) 13

b g Morozov - Riverfort (Over The River)

Distance: 8 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 12.5%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 18.75%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
8 11-4 t
135

Breathing op' and trainer switch had the desired effect, winning brace of 23.3f handicaps at Uttoxeter either side of a fall at Cheltenham. Up 7 lb in a deeper race but shorter trip won't be an issue.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m 4f to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 7-4fav at Uttoxeter over 2m 7f (good to soft) last month, beating Oh Land Abloom by 2l. Has won twice at Uttoxeter this season.

Breathing op' and trainer switch had the desired effect, winning brace of 23.3f handicaps at Uttoxeter either side of a fall at Cheltenham. Up 7 lb in a deeper race but shorter trip won't be an issue.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 4 2 21.1%
Hurdle 18 4 2 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 8 1 0 12.5%
G Similar Going 16 3 2 18.8%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 4 2 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 3 2 0 66.7%
T D Skelton 3 2 0 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
21/332-9
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Dubai Angel (IRE) 34

b g Dubai Destination - Just Another Penny (Terimon)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-1
132

Useful bumper winner who scored twice over timber (at up to 22f) during 2016/17. Placed all 3 starts over fences/hurdles last term and he should strip fitter for last month's reappearance.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m 1f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Aspen Colorado when last of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Useful bumper winner who scored twice over timber (at up to 22f) during 2016/17. Placed all 3 starts over fences/hurdles last term and he should strip fitter for last month's reappearance.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 2 5 25%
Hurdle 6 2 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 8 3 5 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 3 8 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 1 0 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 3 0%
Connections
J Henry Brooke 0 0 0 -
T Ruth Jefferson 2 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
231120/
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Rainbow Dreamer 633 (536F)

b g Aqlaam - Zamhrear (Singspiel)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
5 10-10
127

Back-to-back juvenile hurdle winner to end 2016 and doubled Flat tally at Newbury the following April. In good hands but well-being is taken on trust given length of absence. Up in distance.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 2f on good and good to soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 14l behind Flying Tiger at 50-1 when 12th of 22 on his latest NH outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m (good to soft) in March last year.

Back-to-back juvenile hurdle winner to end 2016 and doubled Flat tally at Newbury the following April. In good hands but well-being is taken on trust given length of absence. Up in distance.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 0 33.3%
Hurdle 6 2 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 11 2 3 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 1 3 10%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 1 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Wayne Hutchinson 3 1 0 33.3%
T A King 17 4 5 23.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
22F01-U
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Jet Set (IRE) 14

b m Getaway - Lavender Track (Pistolet Bleu)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-8 t
125

Fairly useful novice hurdler who opened her account in decisive fashion at Huntingdon (20.7f) in April. Well backed ahead of recent chase debut but unseated rider at the first.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m 5f and 3m on good ground. Unseated rider when 15-8fav at Huntingdon over 2m 4f (good) in a chase won by Majestic Moll last month on her chase debut.

Fairly useful novice hurdler who opened her account in decisive fashion at Huntingdon (20.7f) in April. Well backed ahead of recent chase debut but unseated rider at the first.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 2 16.7%
Hurdle 5 1 2 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 5 0 3 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J J Burke 6 1 3 16.7%
T C E Longsdon 7 1 3 14.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
14F-325
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Uptown Funk (IRE) 112

b g Galileo - All's Forgotten (Darshaan)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 10-6
123 WS

Juvenile hurdle winner who was collared on the line in handicap company at Cartmel in July. Failed to repeat that effort at Perth soon after and has since undergone a breathing operation.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to soft ground. Finished 18l behind Good Tradition when fifth of 7 at 3-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Perth over 2m 4f (good) in August.

Juvenile hurdle winner who was collared on the line in handicap company at Cartmel in July. Failed to repeat that effort at Perth soon after and has since undergone a breathing operation.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 2 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 2 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 6 1 0 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 1 2 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Callum Bewley 6 1 2 16.7%
T K Dalgleish 11 1 5 9.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
134F26/
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Faithful Mount 735 (56F)

b g Shirocco - Lady Lindsay (Danehill Dancer)

Similar Going: 17 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 29.41%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-5 p
122

Missed all of 2017 but off the mark for this yard on the level at Chester in September. Good third at York since and he lurks on an appealing mark in this sphere.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground, but that win was over three years ago (latest flat win was in September). Finished 16l behind Brain Power when sixth of 10 at 10-1 on his latest NH outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m (good to soft) in December '16.

Missed all of 2017 but off the mark for this yard on the level at Chester in September. Good third at York since and he lurks on an appealing mark in this sphere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 2 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 2 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 17 5 4 29.4%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 9 3 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 1 0 33.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J T J O'Brien 1 0 0 0%
T Ian Williams 27 6 6 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
12U20-2
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Mahlervous (IRE) 21

b g Mahler - Brook Style (Alderbrook)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 10-5
122

Won 2m maiden hurdle at Southwell a year ago and better than ever when second of 14 on last month's reappearance at Cheltenham (21f). Ought to be a factor from 3 lb higher.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good ground. Beaten 1l by Speedo Boy when second of 14 at 28-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Won 2m maiden hurdle at Southwell a year ago and better than ever when second of 14 on last month's reappearance at Cheltenham (21f). Ought to be a factor from 3 lb higher.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 3 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 3 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 4 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 3 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sean Bowen 0 0 0 -
T W Greatrex 8 1 3 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Midnight Shadow was disappointing in the Greatwood when finishing down the field behind Nietzsche but can bounce back to form with the step up in trip likely to suit Sue Smith's gelding. Dubai Angel looks likely to improve from his first outing of the season at Carlisle having shown good form throughout last season. Preference, however, goes to MAHLERVOUS on the evidence of his second to the well-handicapped Speedo Boy at Cheltenham last month and he can handle a 3lb rise in the ratings.

4

13:30 Aintree (Class 1) (6YO plus)

Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (National Course)

3m 1f 188y

Winner £84,195 - 18 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
323P23/
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Don Poli (IRE) 664

b g Poliglote - Dalamine (Sillery)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 6 wins, 4 places, 46.15%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 14 runs, 5 wins, 5 places, 35.71%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-12
160 2

Absent since finishing third in the Irish Gold Cup 22 months ago but this classy chaser (triple Grade 1 winner) goes well fresh and appeals as the type to relish the unique test this course presents.

Has won three hurdle races and five chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Third of 7 behind Sizing John beaten 1 1/2l at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Stan James Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown over 3m (soft) in February last year.

Absent since finishing third in the Irish Gold Cup 22 months ago but this classy chaser (triple Grade 1 winner) goes well fresh and appeals as the type to relish the unique test this course presents.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 8 6 44.4%
Chase 12 5 3 41.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 1 50%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 13 6 4 46.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 8 5 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 14 5 5 35.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J W Kennedy 0 0 0 -
T G Elliott 3 0 1 0%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
4/212BP-
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Blaklion 224

b g Kayf Tara - Franciscaine (Legend of France)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 22 runs, 6 wins, 9 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 21 runs, 5 wins, 9 places, 23.81%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-10
158

Brought down at the first in last season's Grand National but completed on both previous attempts over these fences, including when winning this race in good style 12 months ago. Major player.

Has won three hurdle races, two NH flat races, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 3 out when 6-1fav in the Group 3 bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Sandown over 3m 5f (good to soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Step Back in April on his latest outing.

Brought down at the first in last season's Grand National but completed on both previous attempts over these fences, including when winning this race in good style 12 months ago. Major player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 7 9 28%
Chase 17 4 7 23.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 5 1 2 20%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 22 6 9 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 29 9 9 31%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 21 5 9 23.8%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 8 3 1 37.5%
T N A Twiston-Davies 27 9 9 33.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
124142-
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Ballyoptic (IRE) 231

b g Old Vic - Lambourne Lace (Un Desperado)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 41.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 12 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-7
155

Grade-1 winning hurdler who made up into a smart novice chaser last season, failing by a whisker in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr (31.8f, good) when last seen in April. One for the shortlist.

Winner of four hurdle races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten a nose by Joe Farrell when second of 29 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase at Ayr over 4m (good) in April.

Grade-1 winning hurdler who made up into a smart novice chaser last season, failing by a whisker in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr (31.8f, good) when last seen in April. One for the shortlist.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 6 2 35.3%
Chase 6 2 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 5 1 41.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 7 4 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 12 3 2 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Thomas Bellamy 2 1 1 50%
T N A Twiston-Davies 17 6 2 35.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
P54136/
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Noble Endeavor (IRE) 600

b g Flemensfirth - Old Moon (Old Vic)

Similar Going: 21 runs, 5 wins, 7 places, 23.81%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-4
152

Improved during 2016/17 campaign, winner of valuable Leopardstown handicap prior to solid efforts at the Cheltenham Festival and in the Irish Grand National. Needs considering despite 20-month layoff.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from soft to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 19l behind Our Duke when sixth of 28 at 14-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Fairyhouse over 3m 5f (good - yielding) in April last year.

Improved during 2016/17 campaign, winner of valuable Leopardstown handicap prior to solid efforts at the Cheltenham Festival and in the Irish Grand National. Needs considering despite 20-month layoff.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 4 7 20%
Chase 10 2 5 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 21 5 7 23.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 3 3 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 1 2 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J K M Donoghue 1 0 1 0%
T G Elliott 21 5 7 23.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
11043-1
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Present Man (IRE) 28

b g Presenting - Glen's Gale (Strong Gale)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 17 runs, 7 wins, 3 places, 41.18%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 19 runs, 7 wins, 4 places, 36.84%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 9 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-3 t
151

Winner of the Badger Ales Trophy at Wincanton for the second year running on his seasonal reappearance last month. However, 7 lb rise will probably be enough to anchor him in this stronger contest.

Has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and six chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 5-1jt-fav at Wincanton over 3m 1f (good) last month, beating Sumkindofking by 2 1/2l.

Winner of the Badger Ales Trophy at Wincanton for the second year running on his seasonal reappearance last month. However, 7 lb rise will probably be enough to anchor him in this stronger contest.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 7 5 35%
Chase 13 6 2 46.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 3 2 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 17 7 3 41.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 3 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bryony Frost 6 3 1 50%
T P F Nicholls 22 8 5 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
92P01-4
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Ultragold (FR) 42

b g Kapgarde - Hot D'or (Shafoun)

Course: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 23 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 21.74%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 26 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 19.23%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 10 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 30%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-0 t
148

Clearly excels over these fences, winner of the 21f Topham for a second successive season in April. Ought to be spot-on following reappearance spin over hurdles but stamina has to be taken on trust.

Has won eight chases from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 4-1 behind Dinons when fourth of 6 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (good to soft) in October.

Clearly excels over these fences, winner of the 21f Topham for a second successive season in April. Ought to be spot-on following reappearance spin over hurdles but stamina has to be taken on trust.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 34 7 5 20.6%
Chase 33 7 5 21.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 2 1 66.7%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 23 5 2 21.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 26 5 4 19.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 3 1 30%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T J O'Brien 5 1 1 20%
T C L Tizzard 32 6 5 18.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
P6321P-
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Missed Approach (IRE) 224

b g Golan - Polly's Dream (Beau Sher)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 31.25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 8 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 10-9 b
146

Winner of the Kim Muir at Cheltenham in March (first run following wind surgery). Poor effort at Sandown on final run of last season but couldn't rule out here with Sam Waley-Cohen in the hot-seat.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Pulled up 3 out when 8-1 in the Group 3 bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Sandown over 3m 5f (good to soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Step Back in April on his latest outing.

Winner of the Kim Muir at Cheltenham in March (first run following wind surgery). Poor effort at Sandown on final run of last season but couldn't rule out here with Sam Waley-Cohen in the hot-seat.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 4 4 23.5%
Chase 11 2 3 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 16 5 4 31.3%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Mr S Waley-Cohen 0 0 0 -
T W Greatrex 18 5 4 27.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
16/4749-
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Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 238

ch g Sabiango - Indecise (Cyborg)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 23 runs, 10 wins, 2 places, 43.48%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

This horse has had 1 run wearing a tongue strap without success

Cheek Pieces: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 14 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 12.5%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-12 t p
146 WS

Bagged this prize off 4 lb lower mark in 2016 and, though well held in last season's renewal (below par all 4 starts last term), he's one to note in the betting on first run following wind surgery.

Has won three hurdle races, three NH flat races and five chases from 1m 4f to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 25-1 when 9th of 38 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase here over 4m 2f (heavy) in April.

Bagged this prize off 4 lb lower mark in 2016 and, though well held in last season's renewal (below par all 4 starts last term), he's one to note in the betting on first run following wind surgery.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 8 2 36.4%
Chase 14 5 1 35.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 5 1 0 20%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 23 10 2 43.5%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
HG Cheek Pieces 8 2 0 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 14 2 2 14.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 1 1 12.5%
Connections
J T Scudamore 20 11 2 55%
T D Pipe 26 11 2 42.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
24P100/
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Just A Par (IRE) 588

b g Island House - Thebrownhen (Henbit)

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 17 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 17.65%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 12 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing only blinkers

Blinkers: 13 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 15.38%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 13 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 15.38%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 11.11%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 10-12 b
146

Very capable on his day but has failed to make an impact on each of his 3 previous attempts over these fences and, moreover, has a 19-month absence to overcome on debut for new connections.

Winner of a hurdle race, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Henllan Harri when 11th of 13 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Sandown over 3m 5f (good) in April last year. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Very capable on his day but has failed to make an impact on each of his 3 previous attempts over these fences and, moreover, has a 19-month absence to overcome on debut for new connections.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 4 6 16%
Chase 22 3 4 13.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 5 0 1 0%
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 17 3 4 17.7%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 12 2 1 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 13 2 2 15.4%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 1 2 11.1%
Connections
J Sean Quinlan 0 0 0 -
T James Moffatt 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
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Crosshue Boy (IRE) 41

b g Brian Boru - Gluais Linn (Supreme Leader)

Similar Going: 17 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 23.53%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 10 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 36.36%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
8 10-10 t
144 1

Four-time winner over fences last season, including a valuable novices' handicap at Ayr in April. Not unduly punished when reappearing over fences at Galway and may have more to offer in this sphere.

Has won three hurdle races, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Well beaten at 10-1 when 12th of 19 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Galway over 2m 6f (yielding) in October.

Four-time winner over fences last season, including a valuable novices' handicap at Ayr in April. Not unduly punished when reappearing over fences at Galway and may have more to offer in this sphere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 7 3 25.9%
Chase 12 4 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 17 4 5 23.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 10 4 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 4 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D J Mullins 0 0 0 -
T Sean Doyle 30 7 5 23.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
2110-06
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Regal Flow 24

b g Erhaab - Flow (Over The River)

Similar Going: 24 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 20.83%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
11 10-6
140

Raised his game significantly last season, producing a career-best when landing the Midlands National at Uttoxeter in March. Below par both starts this time round, though, and others make more appeal.

Winner of a hurdle race and six chases from 2m 4f to 4m 2f on ground varying from firm to heavy. Finished 20l behind Yala Enki when sixth of 12 at 40-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Bangor over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Raised his game significantly last season, producing a career-best when landing the Midlands National at Uttoxeter in March. Below par both starts this time round, though, and others make more appeal.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 36 7 8 19.4%
Chase 22 6 5 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 24 5 3 20.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 37 7 8 18.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J James Bowen 1 0 0 0%
T R H Buckler 15 4 3 26.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
7/513P-3
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Walk In The Mill (FR) 22

b g Walk In The Park - Libre amour (Lost World)

Similar Going: 15 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 26.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-3
137

Returned to form when landing a 23.8f handicap chase at Ascot last November. Should strip fitter following Cheltenham reappearance and could have a part to play if taking to these fences.

He has won four chases from 2m 1f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Third of 11 behind The Young Master beaten 22l at 25-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (good) last month.

Returned to form when landing a 23.8f handicap chase at Ascot last November. Should strip fitter following Cheltenham reappearance and could have a part to play if taking to these fences.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 4 6 25%
Chase 16 4 6 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 15 4 5 26.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 4 6 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 2 0%
Connections
J James Best 8 3 1 37.5%
T Robert Walford 14 3 6 21.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
1437-70
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Call It Magic (IRE) 87

ch g Indian River - Luas Luso (Luso)

Similar Going: 18 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 10-1 b
135 2

By no means disgraced when seventh in the 30-runner Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse in April. Now 4 lb lower in the weights but below par both starts since returning from a break in August.

Winner of a NH flat race, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Well beaten at 20-1 when 10th of 18 on his latest outing in a chase at Listowel over 3m (soft) in September.

By no means disgraced when seventh in the 30-runner Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse in April. Now 4 lb lower in the weights but below par both starts since returning from a break in August.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 3 6 15.8%
Chase 12 3 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 18 3 6 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 7 2 0 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J M A Enright 0 0 0 -
T Ross O'sullivan 21 5 6 23.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14
1P2P/3P-
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Highland Lodge (IRE) 322

b g Flemensfirth - Supreme Von Pres (Presenting)

Course and Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 9 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 11.11%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 21 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 23.81%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 12 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 8.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 10 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
12 10-1 p
135

Knows his way round here, winner of this race in 2015 and placed both subsequent renewals. However, ran no sort of a race at Haydock on latest start in January and, now a 12-y-o, he looks vulnerable.

Winner of two hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Pulled up at the 10th when 25-1 in the Group 2 Peter Marsh Handicap Chase at Haydock over 3m 2f (heavy) in a Grade 2 chase won by The Dutchman in January on his latest outing.

Knows his way round here, winner of this race in 2015 and placed both subsequent renewals. However, ran no sort of a race at Haydock on latest start in January and, now a 12-y-o, he looks vulnerable.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 5 5 20%
Chase 22 3 5 13.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 4 1 2 25%
C Course 5 1 2 20%
D Distance 9 1 4 11.1%
G Similar Going 21 5 2 23.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 6 1 2 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 12 1 3 8.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 10 0 4 0%
Connections
J Henry Brooke 6 1 2 16.7%
T James Moffatt 6 1 2 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
15
U42B0-9
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Fine Theatre (IRE) 41

b g King's Theatre - Finemar Lady (Montelimar)

Similar Going: 21 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 9.52%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 12.5%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 14 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 7.14%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-0 (oh 2) t b
134 2

Winless since landing a Gowran maiden chase back in March 2016 and it's hard to envisage him bucking that trend here.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f on heavy and soft - heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 16l behind Suinda at 20-1 when 9th of 19 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Galway over 2m 6f (yielding) in October.

Winless since landing a Gowran maiden chase back in March 2016 and it's hard to envisage him bucking that trend here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 2 3 10%
Chase 11 1 2 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 21 2 3 9.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 6 1 1 16.7%
HG Blinkers 14 1 3 7.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J J J Burke 0 0 0 -
T P Nolan 21 2 3 9.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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98U10-0
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Mustmeetalady (IRE) 217

b g Mustameet - Ladymcgrath (Jamesmead)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 8.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 10-0 (oh 4)
134 4

Game winner of a competitive Doncaster handicap chase last December but well beaten both starts since and has something to prove now.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 4f to 3m 4f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Minellacelebration when 11th of 17 on his latest outing in a chase at Uttoxeter over 3m (good) in May.

Game winner of a competitive Doncaster handicap chase last December but well beaten both starts since and has something to prove now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 4 3 21.1%
Chase 12 2 1 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 1 1 8.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 2 5 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J R P McLernon 4 1 1 25%
T Jonjo O'Neill 20 4 3 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
17
14553P-
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Federici 269

b g Overbury - Vado Via (Ardross)

Similar Going: 32 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
9 10-0 (oh 4) p
134 4

Sixth in 2016 Grand Sefton and again successfully negotiated these obstacles when fourth to Blaklion in this race 12 months ago. However, improvement needed in order to better that this time round.

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 3 out when 66-1 at Cheltenham over 3m 6f (soft) in a chase won by Tiger Roll in March on his latest outing.

Sixth in 2016 Grand Sefton and again successfully negotiated these obstacles when fourth to Blaklion in this race 12 months ago. However, improvement needed in order to better that this time round.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 43 6 7 14%
Chase 30 3 5 10%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 32 4 5 12.5%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 5 1 0 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 6 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J B S Hughes 2 0 0 0%
T D McCain Jnr 12 1 0 8.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
18
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Dare To Endeavour 32

b g Alflora - Miss Chinchilla (Perpendicular)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 31 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 9.68%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 9-11 (oh 17) t
134 18

Found only Highland Lodge too good in the 2015 renewal of this but it's been mostly downhill since.

He has won three chases from 2m 4f to 3m on soft and heavy ground, but last win was over four years ago. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Tell Me Annie when last of 4 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Fairyhouse over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Found only Highland Lodge too good in the 2015 renewal of this but it's been mostly downhill since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 32 3 4 9.4%
Chase 19 3 3 15.8%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 3 0 1 0%
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 31 3 5 9.7%
Headgear
Today (T only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 2 0%
Connections
J A W Short 3 0 0 0%
T P Griffin 3 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record