Cheltenham 15 March 2018

Draw Advantage: None
Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
Light showers

Forecast: Light showers
Temperature: 6.9° - 13.9°
Rainfall: 0.64cm
Wind: 7.6 mph SE

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1

13:30 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)

JLT Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (registered As The Golden Miller)

2m 3f 198y

Winner £85,425 - 9 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
424-111
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Benatar (IRE) 83

b g Beneficial - Carrigeen Lily (Supreme Leader)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 60%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-4
149

Impressive turn of foot in well-contested novice handicap chase at Ascot and took record to 3 from 3 in this sphere when narrowly seeing off Finian's Oscar back at that venue (21f). More to come.

Winner of a hurdle race, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 7-4 in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Mitie Noel Novices' Chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (good to soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Finian's Oscar by a short head. Has won 3 times this season.

Impressive turn of foot in well-contested novice handicap chase at Ascot and took record to 3 from 3 in this sphere when narrowly seeing off Finian's Oscar back at that venue (21f). More to come.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 4 1 57.1%
Chase 3 3 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 5 3 1 60%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 5 1 62.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J E Moore 7 4 1 57.1%
T G L Moore 7 4 1 57.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
860-112
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Bigmartre (FR) 47

b g Montmartre - Oh La Miss (Le Balafre)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-4
149

Thrived since switched to fences this season, winning novice handicaps at Ludlow and Newbury before going down all guns blazing to Duke of Navan at Doncaster. Bold jumper, but stamina will be tested.

Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Beaten a short head by Duke Of Navan when second of 8 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 2m (soft) in January. Has won at Newbury and Ludlow this season.

Thrived since switched to fences this season, winning novice handicaps at Ludlow and Newbury before going down all guns blazing to Duke of Navan at Doncaster. Bold jumper, but stamina will be tested.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 5 4 35.7%
Chase 3 2 1 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 2 3 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 5 4 35.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Bannister 4 2 1 50%
T H Whittington 13 5 4 38.5%
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
2-1132P
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Finian's Oscar (IRE) 47

b g Oscar - Trinity Alley (Taipan)

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

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 55.56%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-4 t p1
153 WS

Looked set for the top following novice campaign over hurdles. Beaten favourite in Henry VIII and then let down by jumping when second to Benatar. Amiss here in the Cleeve and cheekpieces now added.

Winner of four hurdle races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Pulled up at the last when 11-4fav here over 3m (heavy) in a Grade 2 hurdle race won by Agrapart in January on his latest outing. Has won at Cheltenham and Chepstow this season.

Looked set for the top following novice campaign over hurdles. Beaten favourite in Henry VIII and then let down by jumping when second to Benatar. Amiss here in the Cleeve and cheekpieces now added.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 6 1 60%
Chase 4 2 0 50%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 3 2 1 66.7%
G Similar Going 9 5 1 55.6%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
Cheek Pieces 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 4 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R M Power 3 1 1 33.3%
T C L Tizzard 10 6 1 60%
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
4
36-F113
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Invitation Only (IRE) 39

b g Flemensfirth - Norabelle (Alamo Bay)

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 55.56%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-4
152

Fell on chase bow but has recovered in fine style, winning Navan maiden and Punchestown Grade 3. Close third to Monalee in Flogas last month is rock-solid form and good chance he can do better, too.

Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good - yielding to soft - heavy. Third of 11 behind Monalee beaten 1l at 7-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Fell on chase bow but has recovered in fine style, winning Navan maiden and Punchestown Grade 3. Close third to Monalee in Flogas last month is rock-solid form and good chance he can do better, too.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 3 1 42.9%
Chase 4 2 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 2 0 40%
G Similar Going 9 5 1 55.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 6 1 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P Townend 2 1 1 50%
T W P Mullins 9 5 1 55.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
1257-21
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Kemboy (FR) 47

b g Voix Du Nord - Vitora (Victory Note)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 11-4
145

Useful hurdler (fifth in the Neptune at last year's Festival) and quickly reached a similar level over fences, landing Fairyhouse maiden in good style. This is a big step up but he's in top hands.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 3f and 2m 5f on good - yielding and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 2-5fav at Fairyhouse over 2m 5f (heavy) in January, beating C'Est Jersey by 6l.

Useful hurdler (fifth in the Neptune at last year's Festival) and quickly reached a similar level over fences, landing Fairyhouse maiden in good style. This is a big step up but he's in top hands.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 2 33.3%
Chase 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 2 1 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D J Mullins 2 0 0 0%
T W P Mullins 6 2 2 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
65-11F1
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Modus 34

ch g Motivator - Alessandra (Generous)

Cheltenham Festival: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 6 wins, 3 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 14 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 21.43%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-4
154

Three from 4 over fences this term, making most of another good opportunity in 4-runner graduation event at Kempton last time (allowed to dictate). This a different ask but has scope on hurdles form.

Has won three hurdle races, two NH flat races and three chases from 1m 5f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 8-15fav at Kempton over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month, beating Max Ward by 3l. Has won 3 times this season.

Three from 4 over fences this term, making most of another good opportunity in 4-runner graduation event at Kempton last time (allowed to dictate). This a different ask but has scope on hurdles form.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 6 3 40%
Chase 4 3 0 75%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 6 1 2 16.7%
D Distance 3 3 0 100%
G Similar Going 14 6 3 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 4 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 14 3 4 21.4%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 8 5 1 62.5%
T P F Nicholls 15 6 3 40%
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
7
38-2315
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Snow Falcon (IRE) 39

b g Presenting - Flocon De Neige (Kahyasi)

Distance: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 25 runs, 7 wins, 8 places, 28%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 20 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 15%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-4
149

Smart hurdler who got off the mark over fences at Leopardstown in December, ultimately left with a simple task and won hard held. Has work to do with Invitation Only on their recent clash

Winner of five hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Finished 6l behind Monalee when fifth of 11 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Smart hurdler who got off the mark over fences at Leopardstown in December, ultimately left with a simple task and won hard held. Has work to do with Invitation Only on their recent clash

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 6 6 27.3%
Chase 4 1 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 2 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 25 7 8 28%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 29 8 8 27.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 20 3 6 15%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J S W Flanagan 15 4 4 26.7%
T N Meade 32 9 9 28.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
P-13135
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West Approach 40

b g Westerner - Ardstown (Ardross)

Course: 9 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 11-4 b1
146

Useful hurdler who was highly tried on occasions. Maiden/novice winner over fences, but record over the larger obstacles is already patchy and this looks too tough. First-time blinkers.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Terrefort when last of 5 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) last month. Has won at Exeter and Ffos Las this season.

Useful hurdler who was highly tried on occasions. Maiden/novice winner over fences, but record over the larger obstacles is already patchy and this looks too tough. First-time blinkers.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 3 4 16.7%
Chase 5 2 0 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 9 0 3 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 14 3 2 21.4%
Headgear
Today (B only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T Scudamore 7 2 0 28.6%
T C L Tizzard 20 4 4 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
131311
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Terrefort (FR) 40

gr g Martaline - Vie De Reine (Mansonnien)

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
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 11-3
151

Maintained perfect record in Britain when winning Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown (by neck from Cyrname) last month. That race has been a reasonable trial in the past and he's promising.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m 2f to 2m 4f on soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase when 15-8fav in the Group 1 Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) last month, beating Cyrname by a neck. Has won 3 times this season.

Maintained perfect record in Britain when winning Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown (by neck from Cyrname) last month. That race has been a reasonable trial in the past and he's promising.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 3 3 30%
Chase 7 3 2 42.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 6 2 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 4 3 36.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D A Jacob 2 2 0 100%
T N J Henderson 2 2 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
7-11211
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Shattered Love (IRE) 76

b f Yeats - Tracker (Bustino)

Similar Going: 13 runs, 8 wins, 3 places, 61.54%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 6 wins, 3 places, 54.55%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 10 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 10-11 t
144

Took advantage of Monalee's fall when winning Neville Hotels Novices' Chase in December. Kept fresh for this can boast a likeable profile as she bids to become the first mare to win this race.

Has won three hurdle races, a NH flat race, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good - yielding to soft - heavy. A winner at 10-1 in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown over 3m (yielding - soft) on her latest outing in December last year, beating Jury Duty by 1 3/4l.

Took advantage of Monalee's fall when winning Neville Hotels Novices' Chase in December. Kept fresh for this can boast a likeable profile as she bids to become the first mare to win this race.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 7 3 58.3%
Chase 5 4 1 80%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 13 8 3 61.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 11 6 3 54.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 4 4 40%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J W Kennedy 5 5 0 100%
T G Elliott 14 8 4 57.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Willie Mullins has won four of the last six runnings of this event and he appears to have two solid chances this time around. Invitation Only is the obvious one with Grade 1-placed form under his belt and having Ruby Walsh aboard, but at the forecast prices, KEMBOY might be worth chancing. Paul Townend's mount ran a cracker when fifth, the first of the Irish home, in last season's Ballymore and he has arguably progressed to another level since switching to fences, recording solid win and placed efforts at Fairyhouse. He ticks the ground, trip and track boxes and should give his supporters a good run for their money. Modus wasn't beaten far in the Coral Cup 12 months ago and is likely to arrive on the scene travelling well under Barry Geraghty, while Terrefort, Benatar, Snow Falcon and Shattered Love, the only mare in the line-up, add further spice to the race.

2

14:10 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

2m 7f 213y

Winner £56,950 - 23 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
47-1156
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Thomas Campbell 47

b g Yeats - Hora (Hernando)

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, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-9 b1
155

Suited by step up in trip when scoring over C&D on return and followed up here 3 weeks later. Come up short in graded company since and will need high-class effort to defy top weight. Blinkers added.

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Agrapart when sixth of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race over this course and distance (heavy) in January. Has won twice at Cheltenham this season.

Suited by step up in trip when scoring over C&D on return and followed up here 3 weeks later. Come up short in graded company since and will need high-class effort to defy top weight. Blinkers added.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 1 40%
Hurdle 10 4 1 40%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 5 3 0 60%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 6 2 0 33.3%
Headgear
Today (B only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 1 1 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Bowen 2 1 0 50%
T N J Henderson 12 5 1 41.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
U1033-3
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Who Dares Wins (IRE) 122

b g Jeremy - Savignano (Polish Precedent)

Cheltenham Festival: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-6
149

Third in Coral Cup last year. Winner of decent handicap on Flat at Newmarket in September and creditable third back hurdling at Kempton in November. Unexposed as a stayer over hurdles. Respected.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. Third of 7 behind Bags Groove beaten 1 3/4l at 9-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) in November last year.

Third in Coral Cup last year. Winner of decent handicap on Flat at Newmarket in September and creditable third back hurdling at Kempton in November. Unexposed as a stayer over hurdles. Respected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 3 2 27.3%
Hurdle 11 3 2 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 3 2 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 4 4 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 2 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Wayne Hutchinson 7 3 1 42.9%
T A King 19 5 5 26.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
803-21F
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Boite (IRE) 26

b g Authorized - Albiatra (Dixieland Band)

Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 11-5
148

Back to winning ways after a wind operation in 19f Taunton handicap in January, coming clear unchallenged. Still going well when fell 3 out in Haydock Grade 2 since.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to soft. Fell 3 out when 4-1 in the Group 2 Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock over 2m 7f (heavy) in a Grade 2 hurdle race won by Donna's Diamond last month on his latest outing.

Back to winning ways after a wind operation in 19f Taunton handicap in January, coming clear unchallenged. Still going well when fell 3 out in Haydock Grade 2 since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 3 6 23.1%
Hurdle 13 3 6 23.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 14 3 6 21.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 28 5 9 17.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J G Sheehan 9 3 4 33.3%
T W Greatrex 19 4 7 21.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
0-42281
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Mine Now (IRE) 77

b g Heron Island - Aisjem (Anshan)

Distance: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 24 runs, 4 wins, 6 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
10 10-11
145 3

Better than ever when landing big-field handicap at Leopardstown over Christmas by a short head from the reopposing A Great View. Consistent sort who is likely to give another good account.

Winner of four hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from soft to yielding - soft. A winner at 33-1 in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 3m (soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating A Great View by a short head.

Better than ever when landing big-field handicap at Leopardstown over Christmas by a short head from the reopposing A Great View. Consistent sort who is likely to give another good account.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 5 7 16.7%
Hurdle 27 4 7 14.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 8 2 0 25%
G Similar Going 24 4 6 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 33 5 7 15.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr R Deegan 16 3 5 18.8%
T Peter Fahey 30 4 7 13.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
5-84206
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Shantou Bob (IRE) 26

b g Shantou - Bobset Leader (Bob Back)

Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 26.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 8.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 10-9 t b
145

Winner in mud at Chepstow (3m) last season. Back on song when second there in January but hasn't been in the same form twice since.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 12l behind Tommy Rapper when sixth of 11 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m 7f (heavy) last month.

Winner in mud at Chepstow (3m) last season. Back on song when second there in January but hasn't been in the same form twice since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 3 3 21.4%
Hurdle 14 3 3 21.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 3 0 0 0%
Course 3 0 0 0%
D Distance 7 1 2 14.3%
G Similar Going 15 4 3 26.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 2 1 0 50%
HG Blinkers 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 1 0%
Connections
J Thomas Greatrex 2 0 1 0%
T W Greatrex 15 4 3 26.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
41P756
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Dell' Arca (IRE) 20

b g Sholokhov - Daisy Belle (Acatenango)

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

Course: 10 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 10%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 24 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 4.17%
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: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 21 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 15 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 6.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 10-11 t b
145

As good as ever when a clear-cut winner of a 3m handicap hurdle at Newbury in November but struggled since. Bounce back called for.

Winner of four hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Cobra De Mai when sixth of 7 on his latest outing in a chase at Warwick over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

As good as ever when a clear-cut winner of a 3m handicap hurdle at Newbury in November but struggled since. Bounce back called for.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 35 4 9 11.4%
Hurdle 29 3 8 10.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 10 1 2 10%
D Distance 3 2 1 66.7%
G Similar Going 24 1 5 4.2%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 6 1 1 16.7%
HG Blinkers 21 3 4 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 15 1 3 6.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Michael Heard 0 0 0 -
T D Pipe 35 4 8 11.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
1F11-61
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Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE) 124

b g Oscar - Coming Home (Exit To Nowhere)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 7 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 57.14%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a hood
HG
6 11-2 h
145

Progressive, winning final 3 completed starts last term and all better for reappearance when seeing off Forza Milan at Aintree in November. Fully 13 lb higher now but could have more to offer.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 3m 1f on good and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 5-2fav at Aintree over 3m 1f (soft) in November last year, beating Forza Milan by 2 1/4l.

Progressive, winning final 3 completed starts last term and all better for reappearance when seeing off Forza Milan at Aintree in November. Fully 13 lb higher now but could have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 4 0 50%
Hurdle 8 4 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 2 1 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 7 4 0 57.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 5 2 1 40%
T P J Hobbs 11 4 1 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
45-4122
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Sykes (IRE) 61

b g Mountain High - Our Trick (Flemensfirth)

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

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

Distance: 10 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
9 10-13
142

Multiple winner for Philip Hobbs and done even better for new yard winning at Ffos Las in November and good second last 2 starts. Likely to give it his all again.

Winner of four hurdle races, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 1 1/4l by Black Ivory when second of 12 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Warwick over 3m 1f (soft) in January.

Multiple winner for Philip Hobbs and done even better for new yard winning at Ffos Las in November and good second last 2 starts. Likely to give it his all again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 5 6 23.8%
Hurdle 15 4 5 26.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 10 2 4 20%
G Similar Going 12 2 4 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 5 6 23.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Matt Griffiths 3 1 2 33.3%
T Miss Martin 4 1 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
13-6171
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Lovenormoney (IRE) 32

br g Winged Love - Dixies Gem (Anzillero)

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 10-13 v1
142

All the better for return when scoring convincingly at Chepstow (3m, heavy) in December and back from a lesser effort over C&D when winning at Exeter (heavy) last month. Visor replaces cheekpieces.

He has won three hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 7f to 3m on heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 11-4fav at Exeter over 2m 7f (heavy) last month, beating Solomn Grundy by 6l. Has also won at Chepstow this season.

All the better for return when scoring convincingly at Chepstow (3m, heavy) in December and back from a lesser effort over C&D when winning at Exeter (heavy) last month. Visor replaces cheekpieces.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 1 40%
Hurdle 8 3 1 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 2 0 40%
G Similar Going 8 3 1 37.5%
Headgear
Today (V only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A Tinkler 2 1 0 50%
T W Greatrex 8 3 1 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
1-21F43
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Wait For Me (FR) 79

b g Saint Des Saints - Aulne River (River Mist)

Cheltenham Festival: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 10 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-13 t h
142

Useful hurdler who had to work hard to land the odds on chase debut at Worcester in September. Things didn't go to plan over fences subsequently but better signs back hurdling at Wincanton latest.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Third of 11 behind Protek Des Flos beaten 16l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 2m 5f (heavy) in December last year.

Useful hurdler who had to work hard to land the odds on chase debut at Worcester in September. Things didn't go to plan over fences subsequently but better signs back hurdling at Wincanton latest.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 4 4 26.7%
Hurdle 12 3 4 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 0 2 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 3 2 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 7 2 2 28.6%
HG Hood 10 2 3 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 2 0%
Connections
J T J O'Brien 0 0 0 -
T P J Hobbs 17 5 5 29.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
42-2140
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Prime Venture (IRE) 40

br g Primary - Next Venture (Zaffaran)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 10-12
141

Ran well in some strong handicap hurdles last term and continued good work when scoring at Ffos Las (heavy) in November. Caught the eye at Warwick next time and caught too far back at Sandown since.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Topofthegame when 13th of 17 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfred Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 7f (soft) last month.

Ran well in some strong handicap hurdles last term and continued good work when scoring at Ffos Las (heavy) in November. Caught the eye at Warwick next time and caught too far back at Sandown since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 6 20%
Hurdle 10 2 6 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 11 2 6 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 7 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Adam Wedge 6 1 5 16.7%
T Evan Williams 12 2 7 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
0-65883
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Sort It Out (IRE) 22

b g Milan - Snowbelle (Flemensfirth)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 21.05%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 10-12
141 4

Struggled over fences initially this season but back on track over hurdles when third of 13 at Punchestown (3m) last month. Second in the County at this meeting in 2015. Another who could go well.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from soft to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 13 behind Kilfenora beaten 3 1/2l at 40-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Punchestown over 3m (soft - heavy) last month.

Struggled over fences initially this season but back on track over hurdles when third of 13 at Punchestown (3m) last month. Second in the County at this meeting in 2015. Another who could go well.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 4 2 21.1%
Hurdle 15 4 2 26.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 19 4 2 21.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 4 2 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 2 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J M P Walsh 7 2 0 28.6%
T E P Harty 19 4 2 21.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
133243
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Delta Work (FR) 22

br g Network - Robbe (Video Rock)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 7 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 7 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
5 10-10 t h
139

Improved when reaching the frame in 3m handicaps at Leopardstown and Punchestown last month. Unexposed sort who could easily have more to offer for top trainer/jockey combination.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 1m 4f and 2m 1f on good and heavy ground. Third of 13 behind Kilfenora beaten 3 1/2l at 7-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Punchestown over 3m (soft - heavy) last month.

Improved when reaching the frame in 3m handicaps at Leopardstown and Punchestown last month. Unexposed sort who could easily have more to offer for top trainer/jockey combination.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 1 5 14.3%
Hurdle 7 1 5 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 0 3 0%
G Similar Going 5 0 4 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 7 1 5 14.3%
HG Hood 7 1 5 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 0 3 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J D N Russell 2 0 2 0%
T G Elliott 7 1 5 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14
33B922
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Theo's Charm (IRE) 26

b g Presenting - Kates Charm (Glacial Storm)

Similar Going: 18 runs, 3 wins, 8 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 10-9
138

Back on track returned to hurdling when placed on last 2 starts, going down only narrowly at Haydock latterly. Showed up well for a long way in this race 12 months ago.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on soft and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten a neck by Tommy Rapper when second of 11 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m 7f (heavy) last month.

Back on track returned to hurdling when placed on last 2 starts, going down only narrowly at Haydock latterly. Showed up well for a long way in this race 12 months ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 2 7 11.8%
Hurdle 11 2 6 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 4 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 18 3 8 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 4 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Tom Cannon 14 3 4 21.4%
T N J Gifford 20 3 8 15%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
15
1/9-7P10
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Taj Badalandabad (IRE) 40

ch g Shantou - Last Chance Lady (Mister Lord)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 7 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and a visor

Tongue Strap: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap

Visor: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a visor
HG
8 10-9 t v
138

Dual winner around 3m in 2016 and back on track in this headgear combination when scoring at Huntingdon in January. Well held in stronger race at Sandown since, though.

Winner of five hurdle races and two NH flat races from 1m 6f to 3m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Topofthegame when 15th of 17 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfred Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 7f (soft) last month.

Dual winner around 3m in 2016 and back on track in this headgear combination when scoring at Huntingdon in January. Well held in stronger race at Sandown since, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 5 1 33.3%
Hurdle 14 5 0 35.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 14 7 0 50%
Headgear
HG Today (T & V) 2 1 0 50%
HG Visor 3 1 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 8 6 0 75%
T D Pipe 16 7 0 43.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
16
037278
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Whataknight 73

b g Midnight Legend - What A Mover (Jupiter Island)

Distance: 9 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 11.11%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 9.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 17 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 17.65%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 11.11%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-9 t
138

Useful sort who found only one too good at Newbury (3m) in November, but has run poorly on last 2 starts.

Has won two hurdle races, a chase and five point-to-points from 2m 7f to 3m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Boyhood when last of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race over this course and distance (heavy) in January.

Useful sort who found only one too good at Newbury (3m) in November, but has run poorly on last 2 starts.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 3 5 17.7%
Hurdle 15 2 5 13.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 3 0 0 0%
Course 4 0 0 0%
D Distance 9 1 3 11.1%
G Similar Going 11 1 4 9.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 17 3 5 17.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 1 3 11.1%
Connections
J N D Fehily 11 2 2 18.2%
T Harry Fry 17 3 5 17.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
17
221-622
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Forza Milan (IRE) 104

b g Milan - Nonnetia (Trempolino)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 10-6 t1
138

Improved when runner-up over 3m at Aintree (soft) and Newbury on last 2 starts, chasing home The Organist latterly. Kept fresh for this since. Interesting in first-time tongue tie.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on soft ground. Beaten 1 1/2l by The Organist when second of 11 at 11-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 3m (soft) in December last year. He is wearing a tongue-tie for the first time.

Improved when runner-up over 3m at Aintree (soft) and Newbury on last 2 starts, chasing home The Organist latterly. Kept fresh for this since. Interesting in first-time tongue tie.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 4 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 4 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 1 4 20%
Headgear
Today (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Killian Moore 7 1 4 14.3%
T Jonjo O'Neill 7 1 4 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
18
9-78222
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The Mighty Don (IRE) 19

ch g Shantou - Flying Answer (Anshan)

Similar Going: 8 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 10-8
137

Been in good heart in handicaps, runner-up for the third start in succession at Kempton (21f) last time. Needs to pull out more to take this, though.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m 2f and 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten a neck by Kings Walk when second of 14 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Been in good heart in handicaps, runner-up for the third start in succession at Kempton (21f) last time. Needs to pull out more to take this, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 1 5 11.1%
Hurdle 9 1 5 11.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 8 1 5 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 2 6 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 6 1 3 16.7%
T N J Gifford 11 2 6 18.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
19
440-P13
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Protek Des Flos (FR) 48

b g Protektor - Flore De Chantenay (Smadoun)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
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: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-8
137

Back on song when resuming winning ways at Wincanton (21f) on Boxing Day, but not in the same form when third over 25f at Huntingdon in January and Geraghty looks elsewhere.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on heavy ground. Third of 8 behind Taj Badalandabad beaten 11l at 11-8fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 3m 1f (soft) in January.

Back on song when resuming winning ways at Wincanton (21f) on Boxing Day, but not in the same form when third over 25f at Huntingdon in January and Geraghty looks elsewhere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 3 3 30%
Hurdle 8 3 3 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 3 2 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 3 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 0 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 1 0 0 0%
T N J Henderson 9 3 2 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
20
755122
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Kansas City Chief (IRE) 18

b g Westerner - Badawi Street (Thowra)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 15.79%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 7 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 10-8 p
137

Landed a gamble at Doncaster in January and better form in defeat on both starts since. This more competitive but is going right way for this yard.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 6f to 3m 1f on ground varying from soft to yielding - soft. Beaten 3l by Jeannot De Nonant when second of 8 at 11-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Southwell over 3m (soft) last month.

Landed a gamble at Doncaster in January and better form in defeat on both starts since. This more competitive but is going right way for this yard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 3 6 15.8%
Hurdle 10 1 3 10%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 2 25%
G Similar Going 19 3 6 15.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 7 2 3 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
T N P Mulholland 5 1 2 20%
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
21
515-223
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Glenloe (IRE) 77

br g Kayf Tara - Mandys Native (Be My Native)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 10-8
137 3

Good placed efforts in trio of competitive handicaps in November/December and kept fresh for this since. The pick of Geraghty from the McManus quartet and sure to go well.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 7f on soft - heavy ground. Third of 29 behind Mine Now beaten 8l at 8-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 3m (soft) in December last year.

Good placed efforts in trio of competitive handicaps in November/December and kept fresh for this since. The pick of Geraghty from the McManus quartet and sure to go well.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 1 3 12.5%
Hurdle 8 1 3 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 8 1 3 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 3 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 1 1 0 100%
T G Elliott 8 1 3 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
22
93-F4U5
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Dadsintrouble (IRE) 32

b g Presenting - Gemini Lucy (Glacial Storm)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-7
136

Didn't take to fences first 3 starts this term but better signs back hurdling when fifth at Exeter last month, travelling well before getting tired on very testing ground.

He has won three hurdle races from 1m 7f to 2m 7f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Lovenormoney when fifth of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 7f (heavy) last month.

Didn't take to fences first 3 starts this term but better signs back hurdling when fifth at Exeter last month, travelling well before getting tired on very testing ground.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 3 2 21.4%
Hurdle 11 3 2 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 3 0 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 3 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J Alan Johns 10 3 2 30%
T Tim Vaughan 15 3 2 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
23
052438
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Connetable (FR) 19

b g Saint Des Saints - Montbresia (Video Rock)

Similar Going: 14 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 10-7 b
136

Largely in good form this season but drawn a blank and bit of a surprise if he gets his head back in front here.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 11-2 behind Carnspindle when eighth of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 3m (soft) last month.

Largely in good form this season but drawn a blank and bit of a surprise if he gets his head back in front here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 2 4 11.1%
Hurdle 16 1 4 6.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 3 0 0 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 14 2 3 14.3%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 5 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 1 0 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 0 0%
Connections
J H Cobden 3 0 2 0%
T P F Nicholls 17 2 3 11.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
24
8P-6425
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A Great View (IRE) 39

bay g Kayf Tara - Liss A Chroi (Exit To Nowhere)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 10-6 p
135 4

Suited by the step up to 3m when close second at Leopardstown over Christmas. Caught the eye making good late headway there in cheekpieces (retained) since. One for the shortlist.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 11-2 behind Total Recall when fifth of 16 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 3m (soft) last month.

Suited by the step up to 3m when close second at Leopardstown over Christmas. Caught the eye making good late headway there in cheekpieces (retained) since. One for the shortlist.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 3 3 20%
Hurdle 9 2 3 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 14 3 3 21.4%
Headgear
Today (P only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jody McGarvey 0 0 0 -
T D Cullen 15 3 3 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Another competitive renewal of this contest but the nod goes to LOUIS' VAC POUCH, who caught the eye when winning well at Aintree back in November. A 13lb rise for that success is harsh but the form has worked out extremely well and he remains thoroughly unexposed over 3m. Glenloe appears to be a big threat and all of his efforts this season suggest that a big run can be expected today. Forza Milan chased home the selection a couple of starts ago and he should be thereabouts once again. If the ground remains very soft then Protek Des Flos would be a player given his record on heavy ground, whereas Wait For Me would have a similarly good chance if the ground dries out.

3

14:50 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Festival Trophy)

2m 4f 166y

Winner £199,325 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
F3-1232
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Balko Des Flos (FR) 77

ch g Balko - Royale Marie (Garde Royale)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 11-10
166

Excelled himself when second to Road To Respect in Leopardstown Grade 1 over Christmas but that does stand a fair way in advance of his other efforts so needs to prove it wasn't a one-off.

Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and two chases from 2m to 2m 6f on good and soft ground. Beaten 1 1/4l by Road To Respect when second of 12 at 66-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Leopardstown Christmas Chase at Leopardstown over 3m (yielding) in December last year.

Excelled himself when second to Road To Respect in Leopardstown Grade 1 over Christmas but that does stand a fair way in advance of his other efforts so needs to prove it wasn't a one-off.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 3 5 20%
Chase 10 2 5 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 14 4 5 28.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 5 5 29.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 0 3 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D N Russell 3 1 1 33.3%
T H de Bromhead 10 2 5 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
21-2222
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Cloudy Dream (IRE) 33

gr g Cloudings - Run Away Dream (Acceglio)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-10
157

Runner-up in Arkle during excellent novice campaign. Good efforts in defeat this term and will be suited by drop to this trip having been stretched by 3m last twice. Should go well.

Winner of two hurdle races, two NH flat races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Beaten 12l by Native River when second of 3 at 11-4 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury over 2m 7f (soft) last month.

Runner-up in Arkle during excellent novice campaign. Good efforts in defeat this term and will be suited by drop to this trip having been stretched by 3m last twice. Should go well.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 5 6 33.3%
Chase 11 3 4 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 2 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 3 5 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 7 6 38.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 1 5 11.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B Hughes 17 7 5 41.2%
T Ruth Jefferson 1 0 0 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
3
1F2-F22
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Cue Card 26

b g King's Theatre - Wicked Crack (King's Ride)

Cheltenham Festival: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
CF has previously won at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course and Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 75%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 25 runs, 13 wins, 4 places, 52%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 15 runs, 6 wins, 4 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 16 runs, 6 wins, 4 places, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 35 runs, 12 wins, 10 places, 34.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
12 11-10 t
166

Counts a 2013 win in this among his 8 Grade 1 chase successes of an outstanding career. Showed there's still plenty of life in his 12-y-o legs when making bold bid from front in Ascot Chase latest.

Has won two hurdle races, two NH flat races and 12 chases from 1m 6f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 2 3/4l by Waiting Patiently when second of 7 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Betfair Ascot Chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Counts a 2013 win in this among his 8 Grade 1 chase successes of an outstanding career. Showed there's still plenty of life in his 12-y-o legs when making bold bid from front in Ascot Chase latest.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 38 14 10 36.8%
Chase 33 12 8 36.4%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 9 3 2 33.3%
D Distance 4 3 1 75%
G Similar Going 25 13 4 52%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 15 6 4 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 35 12 10 34.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 14 6 3 42.9%
T C L Tizzard 40 16 10 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
11117-F
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Douvan (FR) 1

b g Walk In The Park - Star Face (Saint Des Saints)

Cheltenham Festival: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
CF has a 50% or better record at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 15 runs, 13 wins, 0 places, 86.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 13 runs, 11 wins, 0 places, 84.62%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-10
170

Outstanding performer at best but unbeaten run for this yard ended with a tame run in Champion Chase 12 months ago. Going well when fell tenth in Champion Chase on Wednesday on belated return.

Has won five hurdle races and nine chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft to soft - heavy. Beaten 12l behind Special Tiara at 2-9fav when seventh of 10 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase here over 2m (good to soft) in March last year.

Outstanding performer at best but unbeaten run for this yard ended with a tame run in Champion Chase 12 months ago. Going well when fell tenth in Champion Chase on Wednesday on belated return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 13 0 86.7%
Chase 11 9 0 81.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 2 0 50%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 15 13 0 86.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 13 0 86.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 13 11 0 84.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Unknown Jockey 0 0 0 -
T W P Mullins 15 13 0 86.7%
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
5
323213
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Frodon (FR) 26

b g Nickname - Miss Country (Country Reel)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 6 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 13 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 30.77%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 12 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-10 t
162

Prolific as a novice and back to winning ways when posting a high-class effort to defy top weight in valuable handicap over C&D (heavy) in January. Fair third (Cue Card second) in Ascot Chase since.

Has won two hurdle races and seven chases from 1m 7f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 7 behind Waiting Patiently beaten 18l at 9-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Betfair Ascot Chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Prolific as a novice and back to winning ways when posting a high-class effort to defy top weight in valuable handicap over C&D (heavy) in January. Fair third (Cue Card second) in Ascot Chase since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 9 3 37.5%
Chase 16 7 2 43.8%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 2 0 100%
C Course 5 2 1 40%
D Distance 6 3 1 50%
G Similar Going 13 4 3 30.8%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 6 1 2 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 12 4 2 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 10 5 1 50%
T P F Nicholls 19 8 3 42.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
222-353
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Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 95

b g Brian Boru - Satellite Dancer (Satco)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

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

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 25 runs, 4 wins, 8 places, 16%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 14 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 21.43%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 19 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 15.79%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-10 t
160

High-class chaser who chased home Un De Sceaux in this 12 months ago. Back to somewhere approaching his best when third to Sizing John in John Durkan in December.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Third of 6 behind Sizing John beaten 10l at 7-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at Punchestown over 2m 4f (heavy) in December last year.

High-class chaser who chased home Un De Sceaux in this 12 months ago. Back to somewhere approaching his best when third to Sizing John in John Durkan in December.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 5 7 21.7%
Chase 17 3 6 17.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 25 4 8 16%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 9 2 3 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 19 3 5 15.8%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J S W Flanagan 0 0 0 -
T H de Bromhead 9 2 3 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
1112-11
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Un De Sceaux (FR) 54

b g Denham Red - Hotesse De Sceaux (April Night)

Cheltenham Festival: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
CF has a 50% or better record at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course and Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 75%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 16 wins, 1 place, 84.21%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 16 runs, 12 wins, 3 places, 75%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
10 11-10
168

Top-class chaser who took this 12 months ago and has looked every bit as good ever when winning both starts this term (Ascot Grade 1 latterly). Hard to beat again.

Has won eight hurdle races, two NH flat races and ten chases from 1m 4f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase when 4-9fav in the Group 1 Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (soft) in January, beating Speredek by 7l. Has also won at Cork this season.

Top-class chaser who took this 12 months ago and has looked every bit as good ever when winning both starts this term (Ascot Grade 1 latterly). Hard to beat again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 17 3 73.9%
Chase 15 10 3 66.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 4 3 1 75%
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 19 16 1 84.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 23 17 3 73.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 16 12 3 75%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P Townend 2 1 1 50%
T W P Mullins 23 17 3 73.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Cue Card won this race back in 2013 and, after a very brief spell in the doldrums, he showed that the ability is still very much there when chasing home exciting prospect Waiting Patiently at Ascot last time. There will be no more popular winner than the 12-year-old and he is fancied to run well, but it's difficult to get away from last year's impressive winner UN DE SCEAUX. Another popular horse, the Willie Mullins/Ruby Walsh representative arrives having had the perfect preparation, winning at both Cork and Ascot, and with testing underfoot conditions in his favour, he could gallop these rivals into submission. The sponsors have two interesting runners in Christmas Chase second Balko Des Flos and Sub Lieutenant, who finished runner-up in this event 12 months ago, while Cloudy Dream is likely to come there travelling powerfully but whether or not he goes through with it is a different matter.

4

15:30 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1)

2m 7f 213y

Winner £192,707 - 15 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
11P1-3F
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Bacardys (FR) 77

b g Coastal Path - Oasice (Robin De Champs)

Cheltenham Festival: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 37.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-10
151

Smart bumper performer who added 3 hurdling wins in 2016/17 (had a clear excuse for his Neptune run). Made inauspicious start to chasing career so return to timber a wise move and 3m will suit, too.

Winner of three hurdle races, two NH flat races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Fell 5 out when 5-6fav at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (yielding) in a chase won by Snow Falcon in December last year on his latest outing.

Smart bumper performer who added 3 hurdling wins in 2016/17 (had a clear excuse for his Neptune run). Made inauspicious start to chasing career so return to timber a wise move and 3m will suit, too.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 3 1 42.9%
Hurdle 5 3 0 60%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 10 5 2 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 6 3 46.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 3 3 37.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr P W Mullins 5 4 1 80%
T W P Mullins 11 5 3 45.5%
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
44/U4-11
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Donna's Diamond (IRE) 26

gr g Cloudings - Inish Bofin (Glacial Storm)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 17 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 35.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-10
146

Very effective in the mud and took form up a couple of notches when landing back-to-back contests at Haydock (22.8f) this winter, latterly in Grade 2 company. This a totally different examination.

Winner of five hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 7-1 in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock over 2m 7f (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Agrapart by 2 1/4l. Has won twice at Haydock this season.

Very effective in the mud and took form up a couple of notches when landing back-to-back contests at Haydock (22.8f) this winter, latterly in Grade 2 company. This a totally different examination.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 5 3 29.4%
Hurdle 16 5 3 31.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 17 6 2 35.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 6 3 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Callum Bewley 2 2 0 100%
T C Grant 21 6 3 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
1-21223
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L'ami Serge (IRE) 47

b g King's Theatre - La Zingarella (Phardante)

Cheltenham Festival: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 6 wins, 7 places, 31.58%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 3 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a hood
HG
Class: 16 runs, 4 wins, 7 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-10 h
159

Quirky sort but coaxed home to land Grade 1 Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil. Acquitted himself well since, second to Sam Spinner in the Long Walk, but no obvious reason why he'll reverse that form.

Winner of five hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 13 behind Wakanda beaten 3/4l at 13-8fav on his latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 3m (soft) in January.

Quirky sort but coaxed home to land Grade 1 Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil. Acquitted himself well since, second to Sam Spinner in the Long Walk, but no obvious reason why he'll reverse that form.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 7 10 29.2%
Hurdle 17 5 7 29.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 0 3 0%
D Distance 2 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 19 6 7 31.6%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 3 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 16 4 7 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D A Jacob 13 3 5 23.1%
T N J Henderson 21 7 8 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
4
20-3162
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Lil Rockerfeller (USA) 18

ch g Hard Spun - Layounne (Mt Livermore)

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

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 6 wins, 6 places, 31.58%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 19 runs, 5 wins, 7 places, 26.32%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 15 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-10 p
156

Tough gelding who produced career best when second to Nichols Canyon in this race 12 months ago. Yet to reproduce that form in 4 starts this term, though, even when winning a Grade 2 at Ascot.

Winner of five hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 1 1/2l by Old Guard when second of 8 at 5-2fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 totepool National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Tough gelding who produced career best when second to Nichols Canyon in this race 12 months ago. Yet to reproduce that form in 4 starts this term, though, even when winning a Grade 2 at Ascot.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 5 9 21.7%
Hurdle 23 5 9 21.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 5 0 3 0%
D Distance 6 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 19 6 6 31.6%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 19 5 7 26.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 15 3 6 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T E Whelan 19 4 8 21.1%
T N B King 24 5 10 20.8%
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
5
131541
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Old Guard 18

b g Notnowcato - Dolma (Marchand De Sable)

Course: 10 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 30%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 19 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 26.32%
G has previously won on similar going
G