Cheltenham 17 November 2018

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

Forecast: Sunny
Temperature: 3.0° - 12.1°
Rainfall: none
Wind: 7.2 mph E

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1

12:40 Cheltenham (Class 1) (3YO only)

JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle)

2m 87y

Winner £18,006 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
11121
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Cracker Factory 15

b g Poet's Voice - Pure Song (Singspiel)

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
3 11-3
138

Confirmed his status as one of the best juveniles seen out so far when winning 8-runner listed event at Wetherby (16f) this month, forging clear. Capable of better still.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 7-4fav at Wetherby over 2m (good) earlier this month, beating Chief Justice by 7l. Has won 3 times this season.

Confirmed his status as one of the best juveniles seen out so far when winning 8-runner listed event at Wetherby (16f) this month, forging clear. Capable of better still.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 4 1 80%
Hurdle 5 4 1 80%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 6 4 1 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 4 1 44.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D A Jacob 5 4 1 80%
T A King 6 4 1 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
54-F121
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Quel Destin (FR) 27

ch g Muhtathir - High Destiny (High Yield)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
3 11-3
139

French hurdles winner who shaped well under a penalty when 1¼ lengths second to Montestrel at Chepstow last month before going one better at Kempton a week later. Remains with potential.

Successful in two hurdle races at 1m 7f and 2m on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdlerace at Kempton over 2m (good) last month, beating Ghost Serge by 12l. Has also won at Auteuil this season.

French hurdles winner who shaped well under a penalty when 1¼ lengths second to Montestrel at Chepstow last month before going one better at Kempton a week later. Remains with potential.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Hurdle 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 2 1 1 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 1 2 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 2 1 1 50%
T P F Nicholls 2 1 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
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Il Re Di Nessuno (FR) (161F)

b g Sinndar - Lady Elgar (Sadler's Wells)

3 10-12
 - 

Useful on Flat in Italy (stays 11f), successful earlier this year. Pitched in deep but has joined a yard that has plenty of success in this division and betting should be informative.

Well beaten behind Henry Mouth when last of 8 on his latest outing at San Siro over 1m 4f (good) in June. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with G Macaire.

Useful on Flat in Italy (stays 11f), successful earlier this year. Pitched in deep but has joined a yard that has plenty of success in this division and betting should be informative.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J E Moore 0 0 0 -
T G L Moore 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
4P1
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Katpoli (FR) 13

b g Poliglote - Katkogarie (Ballingarry)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
3 10-12 t
 - 

Nothing to shout about in 2 starts in France but won authoritatively despite doing a fair bit wrong in the jumping department on British debut at Huntingdon (15.8f) 13 days ago. Open to more progress.

Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 13-8fav at Huntingdon over 2m (good) earlier this month, beating Oi The Clubb Oi's by 6l.

Nothing to shout about in 2 starts in France but won authoritatively despite doing a fair bit wrong in the jumping department on British debut at Huntingdon (15.8f) 13 days ago. Open to more progress.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 1 0 100%
Hurdle 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
T Dr R D P Newland 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
1
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Montestrel (FR) 34

b g Montmartre - La Estrella (Desert King)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
3 10-12
 - 

Montmartre gelding. Half-brother to 5 winners. Friendless in the market but looked a potentially useful recruit in running down Quel Destin late on at Chepstow (16f) last month. Open to improvement.

Half-brother to Los Nadis, won eight times over hurdles between 2m and 3m and five times over the flat between 1m and 2m 1f. A winner at 20-1 in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 2m (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Quel Destin by 1 1/2l.

Montmartre gelding. Half-brother to 5 winners. Friendless in the market but looked a potentially useful recruit in running down Quel Destin late on at Chepstow (16f) last month. Open to improvement.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 1 0 100%
Hurdle 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Lizzie Kelly 1 1 0 100%
T Mrs J Williams 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
341
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Needs To Be Seen (FR) 10

b g Motivator - Morning Line (Anabaa)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing blinkers
HG
3 10-12 b
112

Fairly useful form at best in a light Flat career. Made it third time lucky in first-time blinkers over hurdles at Musselburgh (16.6f) 10 days ago, but looks up against it at this level.

A winner at 7-2 in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m (good to firm) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Frame Rate by 6l.

Fairly useful form at best in a light Flat career. Made it third time lucky in first-time blinkers over hurdles at Musselburgh (16.6f) 10 days ago, but looks up against it at this level.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Hurdle 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 2 0 1 0%
T J Ryan 5 1 1 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
1-
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Never Adapt (FR) 248

ch f Anabaa Blue - She Hates Me (Hawk Wing)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
3 10-10 h1
 - 

A winner at Compiegne in March on her only outing over hurdles (for Guillaume Macaire). Much respected starting out for powerful connections who took this last year with Apple's Shakira. Hooded.

A winner at Compiegne over 2m (soft) in March, beating Fearless Lady by 10l. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Guillaume Macaire in France.

A winner at Compiegne in March on her only outing over hurdles (for Guillaume Macaire). Much respected starting out for powerful connections who took this last year with Apple's Shakira. Hooded.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 1 0 100%
Hurdle 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (H only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 0 0 0 -
T N J Henderson 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Nicky Henderson took this last season with Apple's Shakira and unleashes another potentially very good filly, in the form of the visually impressive Compiegne winner Never Adapt. Her 10-length success in France came on heavy ground which gives enough hope to others here that she may not handle the conditions she encounters on her first UK start. Therefore, a chance is taken on QUEL DESTIN, who got off the mark at the second attempt when a 12-length winner at Kempton. Ditcheat handler Paul Nicholls has won this four times in the last 10 years and the three-year-old is backed to reverse Chepstow form with Montestrel on this better ground, despite the latter looking a serious prospect for Jane Williams. Cracker Factory has only been beaten once over hurdles and has to be respected having landed the Listed Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle at Wetherby last time.

2

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

Mallardjewellers.com Novices' Chase

3m 80y

Winner £15,475 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1/P7-231
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Minella Awards (IRE) 7

b g Oscar - Montys Miss (Presenting)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
7 11-5 t
145

Smart hurdler who struck at the second time of asking over fences when making all in a match race at Aintree a week ago. This a much deeper race but may still provide main threat to The Worlds End.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at evens in a chase at Aintree over 3m 1f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Robin Waters by a distance.

Smart hurdler who struck at the second time of asking over fences when making all in a match race at Aintree a week ago. This a much deeper race but may still provide main threat to The Worlds End.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 3 4 30%
Chase 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 2 25%
G Similar Going 5 2 1 40%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 8 3 3 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J N D Fehily 8 2 3 25%
T Harry Fry 8 3 3 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
84474-1
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The Worlds End (IRE) 18

b g Stowaway - Bright Sprite (Beneficial)

Distance: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
7 11-5
155

Smart Grade 1-winning hurdler who made an impressive winning start to his chase career (jumped well) at Chepstow last month. Sure to improve and hard to beat.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 2-5fav at Chepstow over 3m (good) last month, beating Now Mcginty by 14l.

Smart Grade 1-winning hurdler who made an impressive winning start to his chase career (jumped well) at Chepstow last month. Sure to improve and hard to beat.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 5 1 41.7%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 3 0 0 0%
Course 3 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 1 0 16.7%
G Similar Going 6 4 0 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 6 1 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A P Heskin 10 4 1 40%
T T R George 13 6 1 46.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
2/58122-
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Brynmawr 222

b g Double Trigger - Little Feat (Terimon)

Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-0
 - 

Fairly useful winning hurdler last term. Bumps into smart rivals on chase debut/return and probably best watched even though yard is in flying form. Failed to complete in 3 points at start of career.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on soft ground. Beaten 4l by Jammin Masters when second of 10 at 11-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 2m 5f (heavy) in April.

Fairly useful winning hurdler last term. Bumps into smart rivals on chase debut/return and probably best watched even though yard is in flying form. Failed to complete in 3 points at start of career.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 1 4 11.1%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T Scudamore 3 0 2 0%
T C L Tizzard 9 1 4 11.1%
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
23P/455-
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Ibis Du Rheu (FR) 217

b g Blue Bresil - Dona Du Rheu (Dom Pasquini)

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had 3 runs wearing only a tongue strap without success

Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 8.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-0 t
139

Winner of Martin Pipe at 2016 Festival. Drawn a blank in 7 chase starts in the 2 seasons since but there have been some useful efforts along the way. First outing for 7 months.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 4f on good and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 14l behind Thomas Patrick when fifth of 16 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Betway Handicap Chase at Aintree over 3m 1f (soft) in April.

Winner of Martin Pipe at 2016 Festival. Drawn a blank in 7 chase starts in the 2 seasons since but there have been some useful efforts along the way. First outing for 7 months.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 1 4 7.1%
Chase 7 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 5 1 1 20%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 1 1 20%
Headgear
Today (T only) 3 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 2 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 1 0 1 0%
T P F Nicholls 14 1 4 7.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
122P0-3
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Shannon Bridge (IRE) 22

ch g Flemensfirth - Bridgequarter Lady (King's Ride)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
5 11-0 t
137

Useful form over hurdles last season. Tongue tied first time, not disgraced when 10 lengths third on C&D chase bow 3 weeks ago, jumping carefully. Open to improvement but it's needed in this company.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 7f on soft ground. Third of 5 behind Lil Rockerfeller beaten 10l at 7-2 on his chase debut over this course and distance (good) last month.

Useful form over hurdles last season. Tongue tied first time, not disgraced when 10 lengths third on C&D chase bow 3 weeks ago, jumping carefully. Open to improvement but it's needed in this company.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 2 16.7%
Chase 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (T only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bridget Andrews 1 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 6 1 2 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
223233-
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Theatre Territory (IRE) 218

b m King's Theatre - Specifiedrisk (Turtle Island)

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 10-7 p
132 WS

Failed to win over fences last season but there were plenty of useful efforts, including placed in very competitive handicaps at Kempton and Aintree on final 2 starts.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on good to soft ground. Third of 27 behind Ultragold beaten 10l at 10-1 on her latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase at Aintree over 2m 5f (heavy) in April.

Failed to win over fences last season but there were plenty of useful efforts, including placed in very competitive handicaps at Kempton and Aintree on final 2 starts.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 1 5 8.3%
Chase 6 0 5 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 0 3 0%
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 6 0 3 0%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 2 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr S Waley-Cohen 14 1 7 7.1%
T W Greatrex 6 0 5 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

One sure to be at the head of proceedings in this fascinating novice chase is THE WORLDS END, a Grade 1-winning novice hurdler who fell just short of the mark in the top staying hurdles last season, but made a pleasing start to life over the larger obstacles when a 14-length winner at Chepstow. He was near enough foot perfect that day and, having always hinted at being a top staying chaser, looks to be heading int the right direction. Minella Awards outclassed a well-regarded rival at Aintree earlier this month and the 149-rated hurdler looks well on the way to at least matching that over fences. Remarkably Ibis Du Rheu is still a novice and the former Festival winner over hurdles, who boasts a solid course record, has to be respected, while Theatre Territory was last seen making the frame over the Grand National fences in the Topham. She cannot be dismissed on her first start following wind surgery and Warren Greatrex's mare has chased home the likes of Mister Whitaker and Miss Parfois in hot contests at this track in the past.

3

13:50 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)

BetVictor.com Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

3m 3f 71y

Winner £33,762 - 15 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1123/PP-
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Coneygree 350

b g Karinga Bay - Plaid Maid (Executive Perk)

Course: 4 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 75%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 13 runs, 7 wins, 1 place, 53.85%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
11 11-12 t1
160 WS

Became first novice to win Gold Cup for 41 years at the 2015 Festival. Bit to prove having failed to fire both starts last term (since undergone wind surgery) but potentially very well handicapped.

Has won three hurdle races, a NH flat race and five chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Pulled up 4 out when 8-1 in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury over 3m 2f (good to soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Total Recall in December last year on his latest outing.

Became first novice to win Gold Cup for 41 years at the 2015 Festival. Bit to prove having failed to fire both starts last term (since undergone wind surgery) but potentially very well handicapped.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 8 1 61.5%
Chase 9 5 1 55.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 3 0 75%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 3 0 50%
Headgear
Today (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 13 7 1 53.9%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sean Bowen 0 0 0 -
T M Bradstock 15 9 1 60%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
8PF-113
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Virgilio (FR) 14

b g Denham Red - Liesse De Marbeuf (Cyborg)

Similar Going: 13 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 46.15%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 18 runs, 8 wins, 2 places, 44.44%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-9 t
157

Improved when landing 25f Aintree handicap and valuable Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in May/July. Not disgraced in Wetherby Grade 2 back from a break a fortnight ago but more needed off this mark.

Has won four hurdle races and five chases from 2m 1f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 4 behind Definitly Red beaten 5l at 15-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby over 3m (good). Has won at Uttoxeter and Aintree this season.

Improved when landing 25f Aintree handicap and valuable Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in May/July. Not disgraced in Wetherby Grade 2 back from a break a fortnight ago but more needed off this mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 8 2 44.4%
Chase 13 5 2 38.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 13 6 2 46.2%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 18 8 2 44.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 1 2 11.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bridget Andrews 2 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 18 8 2 44.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
0105F-0
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Perfect Candidate (IRE) 21

b g Winged Love - Dansana (Insan)

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

Course: 14 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 21.43%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 16 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-2
150

Displayed plenty of tenacity when seeing off Vicente in this race 12 months ago. 2 lb lower this time round but has suffered heavy defeats in each of his 3 completed starts since.

Winner of a hurdle race and six chases from 2m 4f to 3m 3f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Relentless Dreamer when 11th of 16 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 1f (good) last month.

Displayed plenty of tenacity when seeing off Vicente in this race 12 months ago. 2 lb lower this time round but has suffered heavy defeats in each of his 3 completed starts since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 7 4 23.3%
Chase 24 6 2 25%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 14 3 2 21.4%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 16 2 3 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 3 3 15%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 1 1 11.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 2 0 28.6%
Connections
J P J Brennan 17 5 3 29.4%
T F O'Brien 32 7 4 21.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Vicente (FR) 210

b g Dom Alco - Ireland (Kadalko)

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

Course: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 16 runs, 7 wins, 0 places, 43.75%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 24 runs, 7 wins, 3 places, 29.17%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 13 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 15.38%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-1 h
149

Scottish National winner in 2016 and 2017. Creditable fifth in this year's renewal of that Ayr marathon and he's 1 lb lower than when going close in this race on last season's reappearance.

Winner of two hurdle races and five chases from 2m 4f to 4m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Finished 13l behind Joe Farrell when fifth of 29 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase at Ayr over 4m (good) in April.

Scottish National winner in 2016 and 2017. Creditable fifth in this year's renewal of that Ayr marathon and he's 1 lb lower than when going close in this race on last season's reappearance.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 26 7 4 26.9%
Chase 18 5 1 27.8%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 7 2 1 28.6%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 16 7 0 43.8%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 24 7 3 29.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 13 2 2 15.4%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 1 0%
Connections
J H Cobden 1 0 1 0%
T P F Nicholls 25 7 3 28%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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26/1P2-6
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Rock The Kasbah (IRE) 35

ch g Shirocco - Impudent (In The Wings)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 10-13 p
147

Brought curtain down on light campaign last season when runner-up in valuable bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown. Below par on return in Chepstow race won by The Young Master, though.

Has won four hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 20l behind The Young Master when sixth of 12 at 2-1fav on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (good) last month.

Brought curtain down on light campaign last season when runner-up in valuable bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown. Below par on return in Chepstow race won by The Young Master, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 7 5 33.3%
Chase 11 3 2 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 3 3 25%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 2 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 1 2 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 1 0%
Connections
J R Johnson 19 5 5 26.3%
T P J Hobbs 23 8 6 34.8%
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
6
2F5P52-
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Singlefarmpayment 213

b g Milan - Crevamoy (Shardari)

Course: 8 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 25%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 17 runs, 1 win, 8 places, 5.88%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 20 runs, 3 wins, 8 places, 15%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 10-12 h
146

Failed to get his head in front last season but ended campaign by going close in 26f handicap chase at this course in April (form figures here when completing read 112252). Major player.

He has won two hurdle races, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 5f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten a short head by Another Hero when second of 13 at 11-4fav on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 2f (good) in April.

Failed to get his head in front last season but ended campaign by going close in 26f handicap chase at this course in April (form figures here when completing read 112252). Major player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 3 8 14.3%
Chase 11 1 4 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 8 2 3 25%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 17 1 8 5.9%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 20 3 8 15%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J N D Fehily 0 0 0 -
T T R George 11 1 4 9.1%
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
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Royal Vacation (IRE) 203

b g King's Theatre - Summer Break (Foxhound)

Course: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 10%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-9
143

Won 3 times as a novice in 2016/17, including Grade 1 at Kempton. However, last season was a struggle and while he's slipped to a potentially handy mark, this 8-y-o has plenty to prove.

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 3 out when 20-1 in the Group 3 bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Sandown over 3m 5f (good to soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Step Back in April on his latest outing.

Won 3 times as a novice in 2016/17, including Grade 1 at Kempton. However, last season was a struggle and while he's slipped to a potentially handy mark, this 8-y-o has plenty to prove.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 6 3 28.6%
Chase 11 3 1 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 6 1 0 16.7%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 2 1 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 1 4 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 1 0 10%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 1 0 20%
Connections
J T J O'Brien 0 0 0 -
T C L Tizzard 24 6 4 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
41P1-94
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Calett Mad (FR) 21

b g Axxos - Omelia (April Night)

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 14 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 35.71%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-7 t
141

Smart chaser who reached a similar level over hurdles last term, scoring 4 times. Respectable fourth on second run since returning to this sphere over 25f here last month and he needs considering.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m 7f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 16l behind Relentless Dreamer when fourth of 16 at 7-1co-fav on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 1f (good) last month.

Smart chaser who reached a similar level over hurdles last term, scoring 4 times. Respectable fourth on second run since returning to this sphere over 25f here last month and he needs considering.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 6 6 31.6%
Chase 9 2 4 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 5 1 1 20%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 2 3 22.2%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 14 5 4 35.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 1 1 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 2 0%
Connections
J D A Jacob 13 6 3 46.2%
T N A Twiston-Davies 16 6 4 37.5%
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
9
41411P-
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Daklondike (IRE) 203

b g Gold Well - Strong Irish (Corrouge)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing cheek pieces
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-6 t p
140

Took to fences like a duck to water last season, winning 3 of his first 5 starts. Perhaps best to draw a line through his latest effort in April but further progress needed if he's to defy this mark.

Winner of a hurdle race, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m 2f on soft and heavy ground. Pulled up 2 out when 6-1fav at Punchestown over 3m 6f (soft) in a chase won by Wounded Warrior in April on his latest outing.

Took to fences like a duck to water last season, winning 3 of his first 5 starts. Perhaps best to draw a line through his latest effort in April but further progress needed if he's to defy this mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 1 40%
Chase 6 3 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 0 1 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 5 3 0 60%
HG Cheek Pieces 5 3 0 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T Scudamore 10 4 1 40%
T D Pipe 11 4 1 36.4%
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
10
2U30P-2
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Cogry 21

b g King's Theatre - Wyldello (Supreme Leader)

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

Course: 11 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 18.18%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 17 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 11.76%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 18 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 10-5
139

Often let down by sketchy jumping in the past but was successful over 25f here on return last season. Went close when bidding for a repeat in the same race 3 weeks ago and he's one for the shortlist.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten a neck by Relentless Dreamer when second of 16 at 7-1co-fav on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 1f (good) last month.

Often let down by sketchy jumping in the past but was successful over 25f here on return last season. Went close when bidding for a repeat in the same race 3 weeks ago and he's one for the shortlist.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 33 6 8 18.2%
Chase 26 3 7 11.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 11 2 2 18.2%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 17 2 4 11.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 5 3 26.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 18 0 4 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 10 5 2 50%
T N A Twiston-Davies 35 7 8 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
11
1P12/P3-
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Mysteree (IRE) 273

b g Gold Well - Hillside Native (Be My Native)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 10-2 p1
136

Very capable stayer on his day but plenty needs taking on trust given that he well below par in 2 starts last season.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m 3f to 4m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 8 behind Yala Enki beaten a distance at 9-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Betfred Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Haydock over 3m 4f (heavy) in February.

Very capable stayer on his day but plenty needs taking on trust given that he well below par in 2 starts last season.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 6 6 33.3%
Chase 11 4 4 36.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 1 3 14.3%
Headgear
Today (P only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J J E Moore 0 0 0 -
T M Scudamore 6 2 2 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
P6U8-11
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The Young Master (ex5) 1

b g Echo Of Light - Fine Frenzy (Great Commotion)

Course: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 23 runs, 7 wins, 1 place, 30.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 31 runs, 12 wins, 2 places, 38.71%
HG has previously won wearing only cheek pieces

Cheek Pieces: 32 runs, 12 wins, 2 places, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 18 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 12 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 16.67%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-3 (ex5) p
140 5

Took advantage of a much-reduced mark on return at Chepstow (23.6f) last month. Followed up in good style here on Friday but it would be a big ask were he to turn out again so quickly.

Has won three hurdle races and five chases from 2m 6f to 3m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 14-1 in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Traffic Fluide by 2 1/4l.

Took advantage of a much-reduced mark on return at Chepstow (23.6f) last month. Followed up in good style here on Friday but it would be a big ask were he to turn out again so quickly.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 37 10 2 27%
Chase 23 7 1 30.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 8 2 1 25%
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 23 7 1 30.4%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 31 12 2 38.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 18 3 1 16.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 12 2 1 16.7%
Connections
J Harry Reed 0 0 0 -
T N P Mulholland 44 12 2 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
26/7UP-3
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Looking Well (IRE) 167

b g Gold Well - Different Level (Topanoora)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 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
9 10-1
135

Bounced back following a couple of non-completions when third in 11-runner Perth handicap chase (23.8f, good) on latest start in June. 1 lb lower now and claims granted a clear round.

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 11 behind Henllan Harri beaten 3 1/2l at 5-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Perth over 3m (good) in June.

Bounced back following a couple of non-completions when third in 11-runner Perth handicap chase (23.8f, good) on latest start in June. 1 lb lower now and claims granted a clear round.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 3 4 18.8%
Chase 11 1 3 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 3 4 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 4 4 23.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J B S Hughes 1 0 1 0%
T N G Richards 17 4 4 23.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14
7321-41
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Sharp Response (IRE) 23

b g Oscar - Lambourne Lace (Un Desperado)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 10-1
135

Has taken well to fences and produced a career-best back in this sphere when scoring in good style at Carlisle (26.2f, good) last month. 11 lb higher in a tougher race now but may have more to offer.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 4f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 7-1 in a chase at Carlisle over 3m 2f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Mahler Lad by 9l.

Has taken well to fences and produced a career-best back in this sphere when scoring in good style at Carlisle (26.2f, good) last month. 11 lb higher in a tougher race now but may have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 4 4 30.8%
Chase 5 2 1 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 3 2 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 4 5 21.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adam Wedge 0 0 0 -
T Mrs S J Smith 13 4 4 30.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
15
1/F14P2-
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Pure Vision (IRE) 213

b g Milan - Distillery Lane (Exit To Nowhere)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
7 10-0 (oh 2) t
134 2

Made his first completed start over fences a winning one at Ffos Las last November. Lost no caste in defeat when runner-up over 25.2f here when last seen 7 months ago but more on his plate this time.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 7f on good to soft and heavy ground. Beaten 1/2l by Winter Lion when second of 11 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 1f (good) in April.

Made his first completed start over fences a winning one at Ffos Las last November. Lost no caste in defeat when runner-up over 25.2f here when last seen 7 months ago but more on his plate this time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 3 2 23.1%
Chase 5 1 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 2 2 22.2%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 12 3 4 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R P McLernon 0 0 0 -
T A J Honeyball 16 3 4 18.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
16
5/4344-0
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Doing Fine (IRE) 21

b g Presenting - Howaya Pet (Montelimar)

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 2 wins, 7 places, 10.53%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and a visor

Tongue Strap: 19 runs, 2 wins, 7 places, 10.53%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had no previous runs wearing a visor
HG
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 10-0 (oh 2) t v1
134 2

Out-and-out stayer who did the job well when landing a 28f handicap chase here in April 2017. However, well held on return here 3 weeks ago and now tried in a visor.

He has won a hurdle race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 6f to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Relentless Dreamer when 12th of 16 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 1f (good) last month.

Out-and-out stayer who did the job well when landing a 28f handicap chase here in April 2017. However, well held on return here 3 weeks ago and now tried in a visor.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 3 8 13.6%
Chase 18 2 6 11.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 5 1 1 20%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 19 2 7 10.5%
Headgear
Today (T & V) 0 0 0 -
Visor 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 2 0%
Connections
J R T Dunne 0 0 0 -
T N P Mulholland 10 1 5 10%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Perfect Candidate was right at the forefront of proceedings for the duration on his way to landing this last season and Fergal O'Brien's brave veteran looks to repeat the fete off a 2lb lower mark. However, faster ground may be his undoing and VICENTE, a neck second 12 months ago, is backed to turn the tables finding himself 1lb lower than a year ago with the Ditcheat inmate possessing a fine record fresh. Rock The Kasbah has to be respected and this trip is much more suitable for the strong stayer, who perhaps needs a marathon test these days having faded away tamely at Chepstow. Course winner Cogry produced his usual fine effort when beaten a neck here last month and is the pick of Nigel Twiston-Davies' pair off a workable 4lb higher mark, while Singlefarmpayment can't be left off the shortlist. This race also sees the reappearance of former Gold Cup winner Coneygree, who makes his first Cheltenham appearance since that blue riband success in 2015 and is now sporting a tongue tie on the back of a wind operation.

4

14:25 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)

BetVictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

2m 4f 44y

Winner £90,032 - 18 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
21350-1
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Frodon (FR) 20

b g Nickname - Miss Country (Country Reel)

Course: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 6 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 9 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 15 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-12 t
161 WS2

Prolific as a novice and posted high-class efforts to defy top weight in valuable handicaps at Cheltenham in January and Aintree on return. Rider has since lost claim so effectively 6 lb higher now.

Has won two hurdle races and eight chases from 1m 7f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 9-2 in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Monet's Garden Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase at Aintree over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Javert by 1 1/4l.

Prolific as a novice and posted high-class efforts to defy top weight in valuable handicaps at Cheltenham in January and Aintree on return. Rider has since lost claim so effectively 6 lb higher now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 10 3 37%
Chase 19 8 2 42.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 7 2 1 28.6%
D Distance 6 4 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 15 6 2 40%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 9 2 2 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 15 5 2 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bryony Frost 5 2 1 40%
T P F Nicholls 22 9 3 40.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
31211-1
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Mister Whitaker (IRE) 13

b g Court Cave - Benbradagh Vard (Le Bavard)

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, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 75%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-3
152

Went from strength to strength over fences last season, winning 19-runner Close Brothers Handicap at the Cheltenham Festival on final start. Impressive win at Carlisle on return and lots to like.

He has won four chases from 2m 4f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 3-1 in a chase at Carlisle over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Happy Diva by 2 1/4l.

Went from strength to strength over fences last season, winning 19-runner Close Brothers Handicap at the Cheltenham Festival on final start. Impressive win at Carlisle on return and lots to like.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 4 2 44.4%
Chase 6 4 1 66.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 2 2 0 100%
D Distance 4 3 1 75%
G Similar Going 9 2 3 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 4 3 36.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 2 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A P Heskin 5 3 1 60%
T M R Channon 11 4 3 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Javert (IRE) 20

b g Kayf Tara - Royalrova (Garde Royale)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won 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, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
9 11-1
150

Winner of all his completed starts over fences before good second to Frodon in Old Roan at Aintree 3 weeks ago. Remains low mileage for his age.

He has won four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to sloppy. Beaten 1 1/4l by Frodon when second of 8 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Monet's Garden Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase at Aintree over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Winner of all his completed starts over fences before good second to Frodon in Old Roan at Aintree 3 weeks ago. Remains low mileage for his age.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 1 40%
Chase 7 4 1 57.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 6 2 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 2 1 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adam Wedge 1 0 1 0%
T Miss E C Lavelle 10 4 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
4/1113-4
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Benatar (IRE) 36

b g Beneficial - Carrigeen Lily (Supreme Leader)

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: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
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
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-0
149

Took record to 3 from 3 in this sphere at Ascot last season before creditable third in Grade 1 JLT at Cheltenham Festival. Should prove better for return (pulled hard) and big field likely to suit.

Winner of a hurdle race, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 12l behind Beggar's Wishes when fourth of 5 at 15-8fav on his latest outing in a chase at Newton Abbot over 2m 5f (heavy) last month.

Took record to 3 from 3 in this sphere at Ascot last season before creditable third in Grade 1 JLT at Cheltenham Festival. Should prove better for return (pulled hard) and big field likely to suit.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 4 2 44.4%
Chase 5 3 1 60%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 5 3 0 60%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 5 2 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J E Moore 9 4 2 44.4%
T G L Moore 9 4 2 44.4%
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
18/1U12-
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Rather Be (IRE) 249

b g Oscar - Irish Wedding (Bob Back)

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

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

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 44.44%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-0
149

Progressive in light campaign over fences in 2017/18, winning 2 of first 3, and producing best effort when head second to Mister Whitaker in Close Brothers over C&D at the Festival. Big player.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 1m 6f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten a head by Mister Whitaker when second of 19 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (soft) in March.

Progressive in light campaign over fences in 2017/18, winning 2 of first 3, and producing best effort when head second to Mister Whitaker in Close Brothers over C&D at the Festival. Big player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 5 2 50%
Chase 4 2 1 50%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 3 0 1 0%
D Distance 4 2 1 50%
G Similar Going 9 4 1 44.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 5 2 41.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J McGrath 6 3 1 50%
T N J Henderson 14 6 3 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
12143-F
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Kalondra (IRE) 104

b g Spadoun - Mystic Vic (Old Vic)

Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 11 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 27.27%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 31.25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 15 runs, 6 wins, 3 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 10-13 t
148

Smart as a novice last season, winning twice, including here. In process of showing improved form when departing at Galway when last seen in August and potentially well handicapped on that evidence.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m 3f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft. Fell 2 out when 7-1 at Galway over 2m 6f (good) in a chase won by Sub Lieutenant in August on his latest outing.

Smart as a novice last season, winning twice, including here. In process of showing improved form when departing at Galway when last seen in August and potentially well handicapped on that evidence.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 6 5 30%
Chase 6 2 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 1 1 33.3%
D Distance 11 3 3 27.3%
G Similar Going 16 5 4 31.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 15 6 3 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J N D Fehily 11 4 1 36.4%
T N P Mulholland 21 6 5 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
12122/2
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Baron Alco (FR) 34

ch g Dom Alco - Paula (Network)

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 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
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 10-11
146

Fine second in C&D handicap at the Festival in 2017 and almost defied a 19-month absence at Chepstow 5 weeks ago, a stuttering leap at the last proving costly. Respected.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten a head by Charbel when second of 9 at 4-1jt-fav on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Fine second in C&D handicap at the Festival in 2017 and almost defied a 19-month absence at Chepstow 5 weeks ago, a stuttering leap at the last proving costly. Respected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 6 6 33.3%
Chase 7 2 5 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 5 0 3 0%
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 11 3 4 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 6 6 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 0 3 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J J E Moore 16 6 6 37.5%
T G L Moore 18 6 6 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
8
843156
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Shantou Village (IRE) 21

b g Shantou - Village Queen (King's Theatre)

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

Course: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 7 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 42.86%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 16 runs, 8 wins, 1 place, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 10-8 t1 p
143

Took advantage of career low-mark to win 11-runner handicap chase (3/1) at Worcester (23f, good to soft) but below par here 3 weeks ago and back in trip/tongue tied now.

Has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race, five chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 7-1co-fav when sixth of 16 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 1f (good) last month.

Took advantage of career low-mark to win 11-runner handicap chase (3/1) at Worcester (23f, good to soft) but below par here 3 weeks ago and back in trip/tongue tied now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 7 2 41.2%
Chase 13 5 1 38.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 1 50%
C Course 6 2 1 33.3%
D Distance 7 3 1 42.9%
G Similar Going 16 8 1 50%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
Cheek Pieces 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 1 2 14.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 1 0 20%
Connections
J R T Dunne 6 1 1 16.7%
T N P Mulholland 18 8 2 44.4%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
1356P-3
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West Approach 21

b g Westerner - Ardstown (Ardross)

Course: 11 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 9 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 11.11%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 12 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-7 b
142

Useful hurdler but didn't progress over fences in the way that looked likely early on last season. However, big step back in right direction when third here on return and drop back in trip will suit.

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. Third of 16 behind Relentless Dreamer beaten 11l at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 1f (good) last month.

Useful hurdler but didn't progress over fences in the way that looked likely early on last season. However, big step back in right direction when third here on return and drop back in trip will suit.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 3 5 14.3%
Chase 8 2 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
C Course 11 0 4 0%
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 1 3 11.1%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 3 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 12 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J R Johnson 3 0 2 0%
T C L Tizzard 23 4 5 17.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
17P82-5
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Splash of Ginge 9

b g Oscar - Land Of Honour (Supreme Leader)

Course and Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 14 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 21.43%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 12 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 21 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 9.52%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 23 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 13.04%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 10 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 10%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 10-6
141

Inconsistent type but produced career-best effort to win this race 12 months ago from 7 lb lower. Ran respectably on return over hurdles at Newbury last week.

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Finished 13l behind Jersey Bean when fifth of 14 at 33-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 3m (good to soft) earlier this month.

Inconsistent type but produced career-best effort to win this race 12 months ago from 7 lb lower. Ran respectably on return over hurdles at Newbury last week.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 39 6 5 15.4%
Chase 22 3 1 13.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 5 2 0 40%
C Course 14 3 1 21.4%
D Distance 12 2 2 16.7%
G Similar Going 21 2 2 9.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 37 6 5 16.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 23 3 3 13%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 10 1 0 10%
Connections
J Jamie Bargary 10 2 1 20%
T N A Twiston-Davies 42 6 5 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
21121-2
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Happy Diva (IRE) 13

b m King's Theatre - Megans Joy (Supreme Leader)

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 23.08%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 15 runs, 5 wins, 6 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 7 runs, 0 wins, 5 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 10-2 t
140

Useful mare who won novices at Ludlow, Bangor and Ascot last season, and shaped well when good second to Mister Whitaker at Carlisle on return, but unlikely to reverse that form.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Beaten 2 1/4l by Mister Whitaker when second of 5 at 9-1 on her latest outing in a chase at Carlisle over 2m 4f (good) earlier this month.

Useful mare who won novices at Ludlow, Bangor and Ascot last season, and shaped well when good second to Mister Whitaker at Carlisle on return, but unlikely to reverse that form.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 5 9 25%
Chase 8 3 3 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 2 3 40%
G Similar Going 13 3 4 23.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 15 5 6 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 0 5 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Richard Patrick 10 5 3 50%
T Miss Kerry Lee 20 5 9 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
2/423P-U
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Movewiththetimes (IRE) 17

ch g Presenting - Dare To Venture (Darazari)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 10-5
140

Smart hurdler who raced exclusively at Cheltenham in novice campaign over fences, often shaping well. Let down by jumping on return but remains unexposed.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 7f to 2m 2f on good to soft ground. Unseated rider when 4-6fav at Fakenham over 2m (good) in a chase won by Knocknanuss last month on his latest outing.

Smart hurdler who raced exclusively at Cheltenham in novice campaign over fences, often shaping well. Let down by jumping on return but remains unexposed.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 1 22.2%
Chase 5 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 5 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 6 3 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 1 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J B J Geraghty 9 2 1 22.2%
T P F Nicholls 10 3 1 30%
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
13
152/35P-
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King's Socks (FR) 219

b g King's Best - Alexandrina (Monsun)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-4 t1
139 WS

Some very good form over hurdles/fences in France. Promise over fences first 2 starts for this yard, including when fifth in C&D handicap at Festival, but disappointed at Aintree since. Tongue tied.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 2f on soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Pulled up 4 out when 7-2fav in the Group 3 Zut Media Red Rum Handicap Chase at Aintree over 2m (soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Bentelimar in April on his latest outing.

Some very good form over hurdles/fences in France. Promise over fences first 2 starts for this yard, including when fifth in C&D handicap at Festival, but disappointed at Aintree since. Tongue tied.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 3 5 23.1%
Chase 6 1 2 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 3 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 3 0 0 0%
T D Pipe 3 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
14
5507-43
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Romain De Senam (FR) 7

b g Saint Des Saints - Salvatrixe (Housamix)

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 16 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 18.75%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 19 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 15.79%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 16 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 18.75%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 9 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-3 t h
138 1

Mixed record after winning first 2 starts last season but shaped well when fourth at Maket Rasen on return and failed to settle at Aintree last week. Not impossible with hood back on.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 1m 7f to 2m 5f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 11 behind War Sound beaten 25l at 10-3fav on his latest outing in a chase at Aintree over 2m 4f (good) earlier this month.

Mixed record after winning first 2 starts last season but shaped well when fourth at Maket Rasen on return and failed to settle at Aintree last week. Not impossible with hood back on.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 4 5 17.4%
Chase 15 3 2 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 5 0 1 0%
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 16 4 4 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 16 3 3 18.8%
HG Hood 16 3 3 18.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 1 1 11.1%
Connections
J H Cobden 3 0 1 0%
T P F Nicholls 21 4 4 19.1%
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
15
14/14P-3
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Ballyandy 31

b g Kayf Tara - Megalex (Karinga Bay)

Course: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 10-2
137

Champion Bumper/Betfair Hurdle winner who made successful chase bow last autumn. Failed to progress in 3 runs since, however, often let down by jumping.

Winner of a hurdle race, four NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 5 behind Acdc beaten 6l at 11-10fav on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 2m 3f (good) last month.

Champion Bumper/Betfair Hurdle winner who made successful chase bow last autumn. Failed to progress in 3 runs since, however, often let down by jumping.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 2 22.2%
Chase 4 1 0 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 6 2 0 33.3%
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 7 3 1 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 6 3 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 4 2 40%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 12 5 3 41.7%
T N A Twiston-Davies 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
16
4113-57
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Geordie Des Champs (IRE) 14

br g Robin Des Champs - Kilcoleman Lady (Presenting)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 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
7 10-2
137

Won novice handicap at Taunton and novice at Hereford in 2017/18. Ran creditably on return at Uttoxeter, but below form in Sodexo Gold Cup at Ascot last time. Others preferred.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 3-1 behind Traffic Fluide when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot over 3m (good).

Won novice handicap at Taunton and novice at Hereford in 2017/18. Ran creditably on return at Uttoxeter, but below form in Sodexo Gold Cup at Ascot last time. Others preferred.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 5 3 38.5%
Chase 6 2 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 1 2 25%
G Similar Going 10 3 3 30%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 6 4 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J N P Madden 4 2 1 50%
T Miss R Curtis 16 6 4 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Guitar Pete (IRE) 15

gr g Dark Angel - Innishmore (Lear Fan)

Course: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 30 runs, 5 wins, 11 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going