Ascot 18 February 2012

Draw Advantage: None
Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)

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1

13:15 Ascot (Class 2) (5YO plus)

Espirito Santo Investment Bank Novices' Hurdle

2m 3f 110y

Winner £10,010 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1-11F
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Super Duty (IRE) 47

b g Shantou - Sarah's Cottage (Topanoora)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-8
133

Bumper winner who looked the part when winning first 2 starts at up to 2½m over hurdles. Likely winner when falling last at Ayr in January and capable of better still if that hasn't left a mark.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m 1f to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Fell at the last when 8-11fav at Ayr over 2m 4f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Nuts N Bolts last month on his latest outing. Has won at Haydock and Carlisle this season.

Bumper winner who looked the part when winning first 2 starts at up to 2½m over hurdles. Likely winner when falling last at Ayr in January and capable of better still if that hasn't left a mark.

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2
2
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Bold Henry 44

b g Kayf Tara - Madam Min (Overbury)

8 11-0
 - 

Well clear of remainder when chasing home a useful prospect in a Ludlow bumper in January. Longer trip sure to suit now going jumping, but no easy task all the same.

Dam unraced. Beaten 5l by New Year's Eve when second of 7 at 9-4 on his racecourse debut at Ludlow over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Well clear of remainder when chasing home a useful prospect in a Ludlow bumper in January. Longer trip sure to suit now going jumping, but no easy task all the same.

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3
1-5
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Denali Highway (IRE) 64

ch g Governor Brown - Amaretto Flame (First Trump)

7 11-0
 - 

Created a good impression when landing a Uttoxeter bumper on debut in March. Shaped as though needing run when reappearing over hurdles here (2¾m) in December and sure to do better.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Hadrian's Approach when fifth of 13 on his hurdling debut here over 2m 6f (soft) in December last year.

Created a good impression when landing a Uttoxeter bumper on debut in March. Shaped as though needing run when reappearing over hurdles here (2¾m) in December and sure to do better.

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4
111-2
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Keys (IRE) 77

b g Doyen - Freni (Sternkoenig)

Has won at this Course
C
5 11-0
 - 

Unbeaten in bumpers and won twice on Flat last summer. Most encouraging start over hurdles when chasing home a smart prospect at Aintree (17f) in December and very much respected upped in trip now.

He has won three NH flat races from 1m 5f to 1m 6f on good to soft and heavy ground. Beaten 9l by Cinders And Ashes when second of 9 at 6-4 on his hurdling debut at Aintree over 2m 1f (soft) in December last year.

Unbeaten in bumpers and won twice on Flat last summer. Most encouraging start over hurdles when chasing home a smart prospect at Aintree (17f) in December and very much respected upped in trip now.

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5
36
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Polarbrook (IRE) 31

br g Alderbrook - Frozen Cello (Arctic Lord)

7 11-0
 - 

Didn't shape too badly in face of insufficient test when third at Uttoxeter (2m) in October, but no great improvement upped to 19f last month and this altogether more demanding.

Placed in a hurdle race from two starts. Finished 17l behind Carrigmorna King when sixth of 16 at 20-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 2m 3f (soft) last month.

Didn't shape too badly in face of insufficient test when third at Uttoxeter (2m) in October, but no great improvement upped to 19f last month and this altogether more demanding.

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6
43-24P
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Redbridge Rebel 42

b g Beat All - Arctic Revel (Arctic Lord)

6 11-0
 - 

In frame all 3 starts in points in 2011. Promising first try over hurdles when third at Taunton (3m) in December, but shaped as if amiss last time and bit to prove after that.

Unplaced in both starts over hurdles. Pulled up 3 out when 8-1 at Wincanton over 2m 6f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Harry Topper last month on his latest outing.

In frame all 3 starts in points in 2011. Promising first try over hurdles when third at Taunton (3m) in December, but shaped as if amiss last time and bit to prove after that.

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7
1-4
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Saint Roque (FR) 69

b g Lavirco - Moody Cloud (Cyborg)

8 11-0
 - 

Successful sole start in points in March. Travelled strongly for much of the way when promising third on hurdling bow at Hereford (2¾m) in December and another who should improve.

Finished 11l behind Tarbeck when fourth of 13 at 3-1 on his racecourse debut at Hereford over 2m 6f (soft) in December last year.

Successful sole start in points in March. Travelled strongly for much of the way when promising third on hurdling bow at Hereford (2¾m) in December and another who should improve.

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8
3
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The Last Night (FR) 22

ch g April Night - La Pelode (Dress Parade)

7 11-0
 - 

Shaped with a fair degree of promise on hurdling bow when third at Huntingdon (2m) in January, despite being none too fluent. Improvement on the cards if benefiting from step up in trip.

Full brother to Tocca Ferro, won three times over hurdles at 2m and in NH flat race at 2m. Third of 10 behind Ile De Re beaten 13l at 6-1 on his racecourse debut at Huntingdon over 2m (soft) last month.

Shaped with a fair degree of promise on hurdling bow when third at Huntingdon (2m) in January, despite being none too fluent. Improvement on the cards if benefiting from step up in trip.

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9
P1578
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Western King (IRE) 25

b g Definite Article - Western Road (King's Theatre)

7 11-0
 - 

Point winner who hasn't been unduly knocked about all 3 starts at up to 2¾m over hurdles, but future almost certainly lies in handicaps.

Unplaced in all three starts. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Merry King when eighth of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leicester over 2m 4f (heavy) last month.

Point winner who hasn't been unduly knocked about all 3 starts at up to 2¾m over hurdles, but future almost certainly lies in handicaps.

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10
8-50
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Zagova (IRE) 88

b g Zagreb - Move Over Lucy (Grand Plaisir)

7 11-0
 - 

Not shown a lot in a bumper/novice hurdles at up to 21f and yard run a couple of others with more pressing claims.

Yet to place in three starts. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Same Difference when 16th of 18 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Lingfield over 2m 3f (good to soft) in November last year.

Not shown a lot in a bumper/novice hurdles at up to 21f and yard run a couple of others with more pressing claims.

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Classy bumper performer KEYS sets the standard here having followed home Supreme Novices' Hurdle fancy Cinders And Ashes on his hurdling debut at Aintree in December and providing the subsequent layoff hasn't affected him in any way, Nicky Henderson's five-year-old should make it second time lucky over timber. Last-flight Ayr faller Super Duty was in the process of enhancing his unbeaten record at the time and must be respected, despite conceding weight, while point-to-point winner Saint Roque is open to improvement but may need further.

2

13:50 Ascot (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Sodexo Prestige Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (Grade 2)

3m

Winner £14,068 - 7 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1111-13
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Bobs Worth (IRE) 54

b g Bob Back - Fashionista (King's Theatre)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 11-7
151

Unbeaten as a novice hurdler last season and made successful start to chase career at Newbury in November. Behind Silviniaco Conti in Feltham last time, but stiffer track here will suit.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Third of 6 behind Grands Crus beaten 5l at 3-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 williamhill.com Feltham Novices' Chase at Kempton over 3m (good to soft) in December last year.

Unbeaten as a novice hurdler last season and made successful start to chase career at Newbury in November. Behind Silviniaco Conti in Feltham last time, but stiffer track here will suit.

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2
134-312
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Silviniaco Conti (FR) 54

ch g Dom Alco - Gazelle Lulu (Altayan)

Has won at this Course
C
8 11-7
154

High-class hurdler and on way to reaching similar level over fences judged by his win in Grade 2 at Wincanton and second to Grands Crus in the Feltham (Bobs Worth third). Leading claims.

Winner of five hurdle races and a chase from 2m 1f to 2m 5f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 2 1/4l by Grands Crus when second of 6 at 10-3 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 williamhill.com Feltham Novices' Chase at Kempton over 3m (good to soft) in December last year.

High-class hurdler and on way to reaching similar level over fences judged by his win in Grade 2 at Wincanton and second to Grands Crus in the Feltham (Bobs Worth third). Leading claims.

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3
32-2112
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Helpston 54

b g Sir Harry Lewis - Chichell's Hurst (Oats)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 11-4
140

Landed back to back wins at Wetherby and Fakenham in the autumn before improving further when second in Rowland Meyrick last time. Winner/third won since and not one to underestimate.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on good ground. Beaten 1l by According To Pete when second of 13 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Betfair Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby over 3m 1f (soft) in December last year. Has won at Fakenham and Wetherby this season.

Landed back to back wins at Wetherby and Fakenham in the autumn before improving further when second in Rowland Meyrick last time. Winner/third won since and not one to underestimate.

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4
301-113
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Invictus (IRE) 48

b g Flemensfirth - Clashwilliam Girl (Seymour Hicks)

Has won at this Course
C
Has won at this Distance
D
7 11-4
149

Form taken off switched to fences this season, impressively winning at Hereford and Plumpton. Jumping errors crept in when third in Dipper (21f) last time, but should appreciate step up to 3m.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on good and soft ground. Third of 6 behind Champion Court beaten 10l at 10-3 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Cheltenham Pony Club Raceday Novices' Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month. Has won at Plumpton and Hereford this season.

Form taken off switched to fences this season, impressively winning at Hereford and Plumpton. Jumping errors crept in when third in Dipper (21f) last time, but should appreciate step up to 3m.

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5
20-2412
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Alfie Spinner (IRE) 35

b g Alflora - Little Red Spider (Bustino)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 11-0
135

Dual hurdles winner who got off the mark at third time of asking over fences at Chepstow in December. Found one too good at Warwick last time and good deal more needed here.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 1f to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 4l by Frascati Park when second of 7 at 10-3 on his latest outing in a chase at Warwick over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Dual hurdles winner who got off the mark at third time of asking over fences at Chepstow in December. Found one too good at Warwick last time and good deal more needed here.

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6
12-2F11
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Baile Anrai (IRE) 39

b g Norwich - Rose Ana (Roselier)

Has won at this Distance
D
10 11-0
133

Second to Fingal Bay in Grade 2 over hurdles in October, and has put mishap on chase debut behind him to win at Towcester and Leicester in recent months. Well worth his place back up in class.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 6f to 2m 7f on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 11-8fav at Leicester over 2m 7f (good) last month, beating Valid Point by 1 3/4l. Has also won at Towcester this season.

Second to Fingal Bay in Grade 2 over hurdles in October, and has put mishap on chase debut behind him to win at Towcester and Leicester in recent months. Well worth his place back up in class.

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7
7-42926
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Our Island (IRE) 53

b g Turtle Island - Linda's Leader (Supreme Leader)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 11-0 p
130

Point/hurdles winner who stuck to task when second in handicap at Haydock in December. Possibly found Welsh National coming too soon last time, but surprise were he good enough to win this.

Successful in two hurdle races at 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Le Beau Bai when sixth of 20 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Coral Welsh National at Chepstow over 3m 5f (heavy) in December last year.

Point/hurdles winner who stuck to task when second in handicap at Haydock in December. Possibly found Welsh National coming too soon last time, but surprise were he good enough to win this.

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Invictus could be interesting stepping up to 3m for the first time in his career but he'll need some improvement to get the better of SILVINIACO CONTI and Bobs Worth, who finished second and third respectively to Grands Crus in the Grade 1 Feltham at Kempton on Boxing Day. The Paul Nicholls-trained selection still has room for improvement in the jumping department and he can confirm his superiority over Bobs Worth, who looks all about stamina. Alfie Spinner may also need more of a test and he's one to note when sent down the handicap route.

3

14:25 Ascot (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Chase (Listed Limited Handicap)

3m

Winner £22,780 - 12 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
113P-11
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The Minack (IRE) 63

b g King's Theatre - Ebony Jane (Roselier)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
10 11-10
159

Winning hurdler/very smart handicap chaser who is fast improving this season, scoring at Wincanton and over C&D last time. Shooting up the weights, but not got to the bottom of him yet.

Winner of three hurdle races and four chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 11-4jt-fav over this course and distance (soft) in December last year, beating Vino Griego by 6l. Has also won at Wincanton this season.

Winning hurdler/very smart handicap chaser who is fast improving this season, scoring at Wincanton and over C&D last time. Shooting up the weights, but not got to the bottom of him yet.

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2
221-P09
i T

Hell's Bay (FR) 21

b g Supreme Leader - Queen's Flagship (Accordion)

11 10-8 t
148

Useful hurdler/chaser who has yet to rediscover his form since returning from injury this term. However, moved well for a long way despite mistakes last time, so by no means a lost cause.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind The Giant Bolster when 9th of 10 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Murphy Group Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month.

Useful hurdler/chaser who has yet to rediscover his form since returning from injury this term. However, moved well for a long way despite mistakes last time, so by no means a lost cause.

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3
2353/1-P
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Massini's Maguire (IRE) 63

b g Dr Massini - Molly Maguire (Supreme Leader)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
13 10-13
148

Fragile but talented type for Philip Hobbs who made winning start for this yard over C&D in October 2010. First run since then when presumably having a problem here behind The Minack in December.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Pulled up 2 out when 8-1 over this course and distance (soft) in a chase won by The Minack in December last year on his latest outing.

Fragile but talented type for Philip Hobbs who made winning start for this yard over C&D in October 2010. First run since then when presumably having a problem here behind The Minack in December.

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4
3F2P/13
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Cappa Bleu (IRE) 53

b g Pistolet Bleu - Cappagale (Strong Gale)

Has won at this Distance
D
11 10-12 t
147

Back from absence in fine style to win valuable 3m Haydock handicap in November and third of 20 in the Welsh Grand National since, not as positively ridden as the front pair. Leading player.

Successful in two chases at 3m and 3m 2f on good to soft ground. Third of 20 behind Le Beau Bai beaten 22l at 25-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Coral Welsh National at Chepstow over 3m 5f (heavy) in December last year.

Back from absence in fine style to win valuable 3m Haydock handicap in November and third of 20 in the Welsh Grand National since, not as positively ridden as the front pair. Leading player.

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5
5F-P29P
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Crescent Island (IRE) 28

b g Presenting - Island Crest (Jupiter Island)

9 10-4 b
146

Ran a blinder to be runner-up at Newbury in November, but followed that with poor display at Cheltenham, and worse still when reluctant at Haydock last time. No surprise that blinkers now back on.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Pulled up at the 3rd when 25-1 in the Group 2 Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock over 3m (heavy) in a Grade 2 chase won by According To Pete last month on his latest outing.

Ran a blinder to be runner-up at Newbury in November, but followed that with poor display at Cheltenham, and worse still when reluctant at Haydock last time. No surprise that blinkers now back on.

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6
13P-125
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Chance du Roy (FR) 21

ch g Morespeed - La Chance Au Roy (Rex Magna)

10 10-10
145 1

Posted career best to nab 2½m handicap at Newbury on return, and respectable second at Chepstow next time. Not so good at Cheltenham since, his hopes now rest on progressing for the longer trip.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 9-1 behind The Giant Bolster when fifth of 10 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Murphy Group Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month.

Posted career best to nab 2½m handicap at Newbury on return, and respectable second at Chepstow next time. Not so good at Cheltenham since, his hopes now rest on progressing for the longer trip.

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7
2137-F2
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Pearlysteps 28

ch g Alflora - Pearly-B (Gunner B)

11 10-3
143

Better chaser than hurdler, his latest rallying 3½ lengths second to According To Pete in 3m Haydock handicap representing a career-best effort. Likely to be in the thick of things from the outset.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 3m 1f on good and soft ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by According To Pete when second of 11 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock over 3m (heavy) last month.

Better chaser than hurdler, his latest rallying 3½ lengths second to According To Pete in 3m Haydock handicap representing a career-best effort. Likely to be in the thick of things from the outset.

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8
9U6P-15
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Exmoor Ranger (IRE) 42

ch g Grand Plaisir - Slyguff Torus (Torus)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
10 10-8
143

Back to best when making winning return in Grade 3 C&D handicap in October despite trademark mistakes. Didn't fire at Sandown since, and this sort of mark always beyond him in the past.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Hold On Julio when fifth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Back to best when making winning return in Grade 3 C&D handicap in October despite trademark mistakes. Didn't fire at Sandown since, and this sort of mark always beyond him in the past.

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9
134-311
i T

Penny Max (IRE) 48

b g Flemensfirth - Ballymartin Trix (Buckskin)

Has won at this Distance
D
6 10-4
139

Bumper winner who has taken well to fences as expected, winning at Newbury and Exeter last 2 starts. Up in class here, but looks up to the task.

He has won a NH flat race and two chases from 2m 1f to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 13-8fav at Exeter over 3m (soft) last month, beating Mic's Delight by 1l. Has also won at Newbury this season.

Bumper winner who has taken well to fences as expected, winning at Newbury and Exeter last 2 starts. Up in class here, but looks up to the task.

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10
3-5F94U
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Tullamore Dew (IRE) 28

ch g Pistolet Bleu - Heather Point (Pollerton)

12 10-4 (oh 2)
139 2

Took well to chasing last season, and potentially dangerous if putting it all together. Running well prior to unseating 2 out in valuable handicap here last time but risky as he's not foot-perfect.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 1f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Unseated rider when 14-1 here over 2m 5f (good to soft) in a chase won by Tatenen last month on his latest outing.

Took well to chasing last season, and potentially dangerous if putting it all together. Running well prior to unseating 2 out in valuable handicap here last time but risky as he's not foot-perfect.

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11
70-143P
i T

Viking Blond (FR) 53

ch g Varese - Sweet Jaune (Le Nain Jaune)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 10-4 (oh 2) b
139 2

Useful hurdler who has made a smooth transition to fences, winning 3m Chepstow novice in October and third in Newbury Grade 2. No impact in Welsh National last time and 2 lb out of the weights here.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 7f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Pulled up 5 out when 6-1fav in the Group 3 Coral Welsh National at Chepstow over 3m 5f (heavy) in a Grade 3 chase won by Le Beau Bai in December last year on his latest outing.

Useful hurdler who has made a smooth transition to fences, winning 3m Chepstow novice in October and third in Newbury Grade 2. No impact in Welsh National last time and 2 lb out of the weights here.

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12
2513P-P
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Be There In Five (IRE) 42

b g Indian Danehill - Marwa (Shahrastani)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 10-4 (oh 3)
139 3

Improved round of jumping to win at Kempton and when third in 4-miler at Festival last season. Laboured on last month's return, and needs to leave that well behind from 3 lb out of weights.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up at the 16th when 25-1 at Sandown over 3m (good to soft) in a chase won by Hold On Julio last month on his latest outing.

Improved round of jumping to win at Kempton and when third in 4-miler at Festival last season. Laboured on last month's return, and needs to leave that well behind from 3 lb out of weights.

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13
R-120U3
i T

Qhilimar (FR) 42

b g Ragmar - Fhilida (Zelphi)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 10-4 (oh 3) b
139 3

Improved performer since joining Charlie Longsdon, winning 2 of first 3 starts. Further progess to be placed 2 of 3 completed starts since, even so plenty on here from 3 lb out of the handicap.

Winner of five chases from 2m 1f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 10 behind Hold On Julio beaten 11l at 22-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Improved performer since joining Charlie Longsdon, winning 2 of first 3 starts. Further progess to be placed 2 of 3 completed starts since, even so plenty on here from 3 lb out of the handicap.

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CAPPA BLEU put up a brave effort when chasing home two Chepstow specialists in the Welsh National, confirming his Haydock comeback win was no fluke. The 2009 Foxhunter Chase hero is still lightly raced for a ten-year-old and he's worth another chance off this mark back on more suitable ground. The Minack seems to have really come of age this term but a 9lb rise for his C&D success in December will not be easy to overcome. Peter Marsh runner-up Pearlysteps has another 3lb to contend with but remains realistically treated, while Penny Max is the unexposed eye-catcher towards the foot of the weights and he merits close attention in his bid to complete the hat-trick.

4

15:00 Ascot (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Betfair Ascot Chase (Grade 1)

2m 5f 110y

Winner £84,405 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
28-1F1F
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Gauvain (GER) 28

b g Sternkoenig - Gamina (Dominion)

12 11-7
162

Wide-margin winner at Cheltenham on return, and at his best to defeat Somersby in Peterborough Chase. Faller when beaten here latest (17f) but second in this last year and place claims if at best.

Has won a hurdle race and seven chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Fell 4 out when 13-2 here over 2m 1f (good to soft) in a Grade 1 chase won by Somersby last month on his latest outing. Has won at Huntingdon and Cheltenham this season.

Wide-margin winner at Cheltenham on return, and at his best to defeat Somersby in Peterborough Chase. Faller when beaten here latest (17f) but second in this last year and place claims if at best.

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2
331442
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I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 28

b g Pistolet Bleu - Nova Rose (Ra Nova)

Has won at this Course
C
10 11-7 t
157

Ended losing run in 17f here in November. Solid efforts since, with career best when going down narrowly to Tatenen in C&D handicap last time. Should run his race but likely to come up a bit short.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten a head by Tatenen when second of 14 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Ended losing run in 17f here in November. Solid efforts since, with career best when going down narrowly to Tatenen in C&D handicap last time. Should run his race but likely to come up a bit short.

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3
1173-12
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Kauto Stone (FR) 77

ch g With The Flow - Kauto Relka (Port Etienne)

Has won at this Distance
D
8 11-7
162

High-class French chaser who followed impressive win at Down Royal (2½m) last month with clear second to Sizing Europe in Tingle Creek Chase. Likely more at home at this trip and leading contender.

Winner of three hurdle races and four chases from 2m 1f to 2m 6f on soft ground. Beaten 8l by Sizing Europe when second of 7 at 7-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown over 2m (good to soft) in December last year.

High-class French chaser who followed impressive win at Down Royal (2½m) last month with clear second to Sizing Europe in Tingle Creek Chase. Likely more at home at this trip and leading contender.

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4
6/1155-6
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Little Josh (IRE) 21

ch g Pasternak - Miss Top (Tremblant)

11 11-7
152

Won first 2 starts last season, and that form reads well now. Pleasing return from a year off when a strong-travelling sixth in Argento Chase (25f) so of interest now back in trip.

Has won two hurdle races, two NH flat races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Midnight Chase when sixth of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Argento Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Won first 2 starts last season, and that form reads well now. Pleasing return from a year off when a strong-travelling sixth in Argento Chase (25f) so of interest now back in trip.

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5
142-132
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Medermit (FR) 70

g g Medaaly - Miss D'hermite (Solicitor)

Has won at this Course
C
10 11-7
163

One of last season's leading novice chasers. Landed Haldon Gold Cup on return before jumping let him down in Grade 2 here (19f). Arrives on back of career best effort at Cheltenham and respected.

Has won four hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 3/4l by Quantitativeeasing when second of 16 at 11-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) in December last year.

One of last season's leading novice chasers. Landed Haldon Gold Cup on return before jumping let him down in Grade 2 here (19f). Arrives on back of career best effort at Cheltenham and respected.

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6
15F/121-
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Riverside Theatre 364

b g King's Theatre - Disallowed (Distinctly North)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
10 11-7
165

Progressive chaser who found only Long Run too good in the King George last season. Not seen since impressive winner of this last year but has gone well fresh and the one to beat on that form.

Has won two hurdle races, two NH flat races and four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase when 11-10fav over this course and distance (soft) in February last year, beating Gauvain by 10l.

Progressive chaser who found only Long Run too good in the King George last season. Not seen since impressive winner of this last year but has gone well fresh and the one to beat on that form.

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7
3170-71
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Tatenen (FR) 28

b g Lost World - Tamaziya (Law Society)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
10 11-7
150

Landed the last 2 renewals of the valuable C&D handicap on the Victor Chandler Chase card, but not weighted to confirm recent form with Imsingingtheblues, and big career best needed to figure.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 8-1 in a chase over this course and distance (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating I'msingingtheblues by a head.

Landed the last 2 renewals of the valuable C&D handicap on the Victor Chandler Chase card, but not weighted to confirm recent form with Imsingingtheblues, and big career best needed to figure.

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8
455348
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The Sawyer (BEL) 21

ch g Fleetwood - Green Land (Hero's Honor)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
13 11-7
129

Sure-footed front runner who goes well here. A while since he last won, and generally regressive profile suggests he won't be doing so in this grade.

Has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and five chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 66-1 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Argento Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Sure-footed front runner who goes well here. A while since he last won, and generally regressive profile suggests he won't be doing so in this grade.

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KAUTO STONE remains a prospect of the highest order and can resume winning ways having last been seen chasing home the brilliant Sizing Europe in the Tingle Creek back in December. Already a Grade 1 winner in his native France, Paul Nicholls' charge has been given a nice break since that personal best performance at Sandown and should have underfoot conditions to suit today as he bids to claim his first top-level success on these shores. Last year's winner Riverside Theatre makes his first start since, following injury, and plenty of attention is sure to surround the one-time King George runner-up. However he performs today, though, he is entitled to improve. Medermit seems sure to be on the premises following a string of fine efforts so far this season, while Gauvain's overall profile suggests a clear round of jumping should see last year's runner-up involved once again.

5

15:35 Ascot (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Handicap Hurdle

2m 3f 110y

Winner £24,760 - 18 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
21310-1
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Smad Place (FR) 28

gr g Smadoun - Bienna Star (Village Star)

Has won at this Course and Distance
CD
7 11-12
151

Useful juvenile last year who took form up another notch when landing C&D handicap on last month's return, drawing away to beat Shoreacres 7 lengths. 7 lb higher but definitely more to come.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on good to soft ground. A winner at 7-1 in a Grade 2 hurdle race over this course and distance (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Shoreacres by 7l.

Useful juvenile last year who took form up another notch when landing C&D handicap on last month's return, drawing away to beat Shoreacres 7 lengths. 7 lb higher but definitely more to come.

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2
124/8P-5
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Crack Away Jack 99

ch g Gold Away - Jolly Harbour (Rudimentary)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-12
151

High-class hurdler for Emma Lavelle at best. Lightly raced of late, though in contention until mistake 3 out in handicap chase on debut for Paul Nicholls and could easily figure back hurdling.

He has won three hurdle races and a chase at 2m on good and good to soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 11l behind Tanks For That when fifth of 17 at 11-4fav on his latest outing in a chase at Cheltenham over 2m (good) in November last year.

High-class hurdler for Emma Lavelle at best. Lightly raced of late, though in contention until mistake 3 out in handicap chase on debut for Paul Nicholls and could easily figure back hurdling.

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3
173238
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Mad Moose (IRE) 70

ch g Presenting - Sheshollystar (Fourstars Allstar)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 10-10
142

Smart handicap hurdler and successful twice over fences last summer. Not at very top of his game over fences when last seen in December and short break needs to revive on hurdling return.

Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Quantitativeeasing when eighth of 16 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) in December last year. Has won 3 times this season.

Smart handicap hurdler and successful twice over fences last summer. Not at very top of his game over fences when last seen in December and short break needs to revive on hurdling return.

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4
1124P-6
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Dunraven Storm (IRE) 30

br g Presenting - Foxfire (Lord Americo)

Has won at this Course
C
9 11-1
140

Useful novice hurdler last season, finishing fine second to Cue Card in Grade 2 at Cheltenham. Should be sharper for last month's return from 10 months off and longer trip here should be in favour.

He has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on good ground. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Ranjaan when sixth of 12 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Taunton over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Useful novice hurdler last season, finishing fine second to Cue Card in Grade 2 at Cheltenham. Should be sharper for last month's return from 10 months off and longer trip here should be in favour.

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5
4-5U234
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Vino Griego (FR) 28

b g Kahyasi - Vie De Reine (Mansonnien)

Has won at this Course
C
9 10-4 b
134

Been in reasonable form over fences of late, including a couple of decent runs here, but he's a tricky customer and it's not too hard to look elsewhere in a race as competitive as this.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 16l behind Triolo D'Alene when fourth of 11 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a chase here over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Been in reasonable form over fences of late, including a couple of decent runs here, but he's a tricky customer and it's not too hard to look elsewhere in a race as competitive as this.

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6
111/9-3
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Orzare (IRE) 28

b g Montjeu - Contare (Shirley Heights)

7 10-7
132

Won all 3 starts over hurdles in 2009/10. Only run twice since but showed he retains all his ability when third to Smad Place here last time. Enjoys a 5 lb swing in weights with that rival now.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 10 behind Smad Place beaten 10l at 20-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Won all 3 starts over hurdles in 2009/10. Only run twice since but showed he retains all his ability when third to Smad Place here last time. Enjoys a 5 lb swing in weights with that rival now.

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7
1/971-32
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Art Professor (IRE) 21

b g In The Wings - Itab (Dayjur)

Has won at this Course
C
10 10-7
132

Useful sort who has returned with pair of good placed efforts this term, outpaced before rallying when second to Module at Cheltenham (17f) last time. Step up in trip may help judged on that.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 4l by Module when second of 14 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Useful sort who has returned with pair of good placed efforts this term, outpaced before rallying when second to Module at Cheltenham (17f) last time. Step up in trip may help judged on that.

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8
2F2-1FP
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Sarando 54

b g Hernando - Dansara (Dancing Brave)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 10-5 t
130

Going right way over fences until falling in the Hennessey at Newbury. Took little interest at Wetherby since then and back over hurdles in bid to get back on track. This a tough ask, though.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 3f to 3m on good to soft and heavy ground. Pulled up at the 13th when 14-1 in the Group 3 Betfair Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby over 3m 1f (soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by According To Pete in December last year on his latest outing.

Going right way over fences until falling in the Hennessey at Newbury. Took little interest at Wetherby since then and back over hurdles in bid to get back on track. This a tough ask, though.

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9
8-11
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Valid Reason 65

b g Observatory - Real Trust (Danzig)

Has won at this Course
C
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 10-5
130

Pretty useful Flat performer who has won novice hurdles here (2¾m) and Towcester (awarded race) this term. Experience of competitive handicaps on Flat should help but mark looks stiff enough.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 5f and 2m 6f on good and good to soft ground. Finished second but awarded race at Towcester over 2m 5f, when 7-4fav (good to soft) in December last year, beating Castle Conflict by a nose. Has also won at Ascot this season.

Pretty useful Flat performer who has won novice hurdles here (2¾m) and Towcester (awarded race) this term. Experience of competitive handicaps on Flat should help but mark looks stiff enough.

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10
11-2111
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Swincombe Flame 35

b m Exit To Nowhere - Lady Felix (Batshoof)

7 10-4
129

Unbeaten in bumpers last term and most progressive over hurdles this time round, edging out Featherbed Lane in Lanzarote at Kempton (21f) last month. That strong form and 6 lb rise very fair.

Winner of three hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on her latest outing in a hurdle race when 9-2fav at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) last month, beating Featherbed Lane by a nose. Has won 3 times this season.

Unbeaten in bumpers last term and most progressive over hurdles this time round, edging out Featherbed Lane in Lanzarote at Kempton (21f) last month. That strong form and 6 lb rise very fair.

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11
0-30114
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Emmaslegend 54

b m Midnight Legend - Cherrygayle (Strong Gale)

Has won at this Course
C
Has won at this Distance
D
7 10-4 t
129

Likeable mare who improved to win 2¾m handicap hurdle here in November. Made winning start over fences following month and did as well as could be expected in Grade 1 chase last time.

She has won three hurdle races and a chase from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Grands Crus when fourth of 6 on her latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 williamhill.com Feltham Novices' Chase at Kempton over 3m (good to soft) in December last year. Has won at Folkestone and Ascot this season.

Likeable mare who improved to win 2¾m handicap hurdle here in November. Made winning start over fences following month and did as well as could be expected in Grade 1 chase last time.

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12
322416
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King Edmund 42

b g Roi de Rome - Cadbury Castle (Midyan)

Has won at this Course
C
11 9-13 t
129

Tough front runner who has a good record over fences here, scoring again over 17f in December. Has lower hurdles mark but has yet to prove himself anywhere near as good in this sphere.

Winner of a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 2m 1f on good and soft ground. Finished 20l behind Hold Fast when sixth of 9 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Tough front runner who has a good record over fences here, scoring again over 17f in December. Has lower hurdles mark but has yet to prove himself anywhere near as good in this sphere.

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13
212-311
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Mountainous (IRE) 38

b g Milan - Mullaghcloga (Glacial Storm)

Has won at this Distance
D
9 10-2
127

Progressive in 4 starts at Ffos Las, including pair of handicap wins at up to 2½m in recent months. This definitely lot more competitive but he's very much unexposed.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 7-4fav at Ffos Las over 2m 4f (soft) last month, beating Rimini by 2l. Has won 3 times this season.

Progressive in 4 starts at Ffos Las, including pair of handicap wins at up to 2½m in recent months. This definitely lot more competitive but he's very much unexposed.

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14
132
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Bourne 17

gr g Linamix - L'affaire Monique (Machiavellian)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 9-11
125

Useful on Flat for Luca Cumani and made winning start over hurdles at Catterick (19f) in December. Only placed on his 2 starts since but they were over 2m and return to longer trip will suit here.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on soft ground. Beaten a head by Spiekeroog when second of 8 at 11-10fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (soft) earlier this month.

Useful on Flat for Luca Cumani and made winning start over hurdles at Catterick (19f) in December. Only placed on his 2 starts since but they were over 2m and return to longer trip will suit here.

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15
413240
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Book'em Danno (IRE) 27

ch g Moscow Society - Rifada (Ela-Mana-Mou)

8 10-0
125

All 3 wins have come at Market Rasen (including a bumper) but well below form on handicap debut there last time, weakening after racing freely. Not easy to fancy on the back of that.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m 1f on good ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Hildisvini when 10th of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Market Rasen over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month. Has won 3 times at Market Rasen this season.

All 3 wins have come at Market Rasen (including a bumper) but well below form on handicap debut there last time, weakening after racing freely. Not easy to fancy on the back of that.

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16
141-128
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Eastlake (IRE) 35

b g Beneficial - Guigone (Esprit du Nord)

8 9-9 (ow 2)
127 2

Bumper winner who has taken well to hurdling, winning novice/maiden before good second in Chepstow handicap in October. Disappointing behind Swincombe Flame in Lanzarote but he's better than that.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Swincombe Flame when eighth of 19 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Bumper winner who has taken well to hurdling, winning novice/maiden before good second in Chepstow handicap in October. Disappointing behind Swincombe Flame in Lanzarote but he's better than that.

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17
222442
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Helium (FR) 114

b g Dream Well - Sure Harbour (Surumu)

9 10-0 (oh 1)
125 1

Fairly useful hurdler who has shown similar form over fences in first half of this season. Left Nick Gifford since last seen and will need to be at best to get involved back hurdling for new yard.

He has won three hurdle races at 2m on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over three years ago. Beaten 3 1/2l by Doeslessthanme when second of 6 at 5-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Fontwell over 2m 4f (good to soft) in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Fairly useful hurdler who has shown similar form over fences in first half of this season. Left Nick Gifford since last seen and will need to be at best to get involved back hurdling for new yard.

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18
042/P28-
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Aimigayle 301

b m Midnight Legend - Cherrygayle (Strong Gale)

11 10-0 (oh 2)
125 2

Tough mare who won 4 times in 2008/9. Lightly raced since but showed she's as good as ever when second in handicap chase at last year's Cheltenham Festival. This a big ask on return, though.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m 2f to 3m on good to firm and good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 7-1 when eighth of 18 on her latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 bet365 Gold Cup Chase at Sandown over 3m 5f (good to firm) in April last year.

Tough mare who won 4 times in 2008/9. Lightly raced since but showed she's as good as ever when second in handicap chase at last year's Cheltenham Festival. This a big ask on return, though.

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BOURNE looks to be starting life in the handicap hurdle division with a workable mark having been rated 97 on the Flat. He has twice failed to add to his NH debut success at Catterick in December but there was no disgrace in his head second to Spiekeroog at Newcastle last time and the move back up in distance can only be considered a plus. Swincombe Flame is on a roll after completing a hat-trick in the Lanzarote last month, while Valid Reason has notched back-to-back novice wins here and at Towcester and is another that doesn't appear overly burdened on his handicap bow. World Hurdle entrant Smad Place was impressive over C&D on his reappearance but is 7lb higher now, whereas Dunraven Storm has been eased 2lb following an encouraging comeback run at Taunton and strikes as potentially well treated.

6

16:10 Ascot (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Trisoft 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

2m

Winner £10,010 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
11-1113
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Hazy Tom (IRE) 64

b g Heron Island - The Wounded Cook (Muroto)

Has won at this Distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-10
142

Met with defeat for the first time upped to Graded company over C&D in December, but probably went for home too soon. Clearly much better than that, and taken to get back on track.

He has won two hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 7 behind Molotof beaten 6l at 10-11fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race over this course and distance (soft) in December last year. Has won 3 times this season.

Met with defeat for the first time upped to Graded company over C&D in December, but probably went for home too soon. Clearly much better than that, and taken to get back on track.

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2
3-2F
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Captain Sunshine 35

b g Oscar - Gaye Fame (Ardross)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-2
 - 

Good third in valuable bumper on debut. More of the same when chasing home a useful prospect on hurdling bow at Taunton and probably would have won at Kempton next time but for falling last.

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from three starts. Fell at the last when 10-11fav at Kempton over 2m 5f (good) in a hurdle race won by The Druids Nephew last month on his latest outing.

Good third in valuable bumper on debut. More of the same when chasing home a useful prospect on hurdling bow at Taunton and probably would have won at Kempton next time but for falling last.

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3
933
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Fairy Rath (IRE) 18

ch g Accordion - Killoughey Fairy (Torus)

7 11-2
 - 

Showed ability on second bumper start in Ireland and didn't shape too badly when third on hurdling debut at Folkestone last month. Still hard to see him troubling the principals here.

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from three starts. Third of 9 behind Fourth Estate beaten 7l at 10-1 on his hurdling debut at Folkestone over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Showed ability on second bumper start in Ireland and didn't shape too badly when third on hurdling debut at Folkestone last month. Still hard to see him troubling the principals here.

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4
4P56-04
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Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) 30

b g Dushyantor - Glacial Valley (Glacial Storm)

8 11-2 t p
105

No better than fourth in 6 starts so far, and firmly up against it in this company back in trip.

Yet to place in six starts. Finished 18l behind Pearl Swan when fourth of 12 at 100-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Taunton over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

No better than fourth in 6 starts so far, and firmly up against it in this company back in trip.

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