14:05 Newbury 3 Mar 2012

Betfair Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,848 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

3m 110y

Good to Soft

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Form
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Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
43-4350
iT
Red, black epaulets, red sleeves, grey armlets, white cap (Mr Bryan Mathieson)

South O'The Border 49 

b g Wolfhound - Abbey's Gal (Efisio)

10 11-12
125
10 11-12
125

In frame on last 3 starts in this sphere in 2011 having failed to convince as a chaser. 2 runs this winter haven't been full of promise though and is on a lengthy losing run.

In frame on last 3 starts in this sphere in 2011 having failed to convince as a chaser. 2 runs this winter haven't been full of promise though and is on a lengthy losing run.

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2
2/131-41
iT
Turquoise, black braces, cerise cap (Mrs Nicholas Jones)

Cinderella Rose 89 

ch m Midnight Legend - Miniature Rose (Anshan)

6 11-11
124
6 11-11
124

Bumper winner who scaled new heights when scoring for third time over hurdles at Plumpton in December. 6 lb higher mark to contend with now but should be well suited by the step up in trip.

Bumper winner who scaled new heights when scoring for third time over hurdles at Plumpton in December. 6 lb higher mark to contend with now but should be well suited by the step up in trip.

3
68-6136
iT
Maroon and white (quartered), maroon sleeves, white cap (North Park Farm Racing)

Love Of Tara 42 

b m Kayf Tara - O My Love (Idiot's Delight)

10 11-9
122
10 11-9
122

Won 3 novice hurdles during 2009/10 for Martin Keighley. Finally back on the scoresheet at Hereford in December and by no means run badly in much better non-handicap company since.

Won 3 novice hurdles during 2009/10 for Martin Keighley. Finally back on the scoresheet at Hereford in December and by no means run badly in much better non-handicap company since.

4
PP8230
iT
Black, red diamond, striped sleeves and diamond on cap (Mrs Anona Taylor)

Pavillon Bleu (FR)  15 

b g Vaguely Pleasant - Isaure De Bussy (Bad Conduct)

9 11-8
121
9 11-8
121

Winning hurdler/chaser who bounced back to form from out of the blue when placed at Taunton twice in January. Well held over C&D last time though and others more persuasive.

Winning hurdler/chaser who bounced back to form from out of the blue when placed at Taunton twice in January. Well held over C&D last time though and others more persuasive.

5
21-2512
iT
Dark blue, white star, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star (Favourites Racing IV)

Godsmejudge (IRE)  37 

b g Witness Box - Eliza Everett (Meneval)

D BF
6 11-7
120
6 11-7
120

Improved on fair efforts to notch an impressive success in novice company at Huntingdon in December. Good second behind a thriving sort on handicap debut and is still unexposed.

Improved on fair efforts to notch an impressive success in novice company at Huntingdon in December. Good second behind a thriving sort on handicap debut and is still unexposed.

6
732211
iT
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)

Tarvini (IRE)  99 

b g Kalanisi - Tarwila (In The Wings)

D
7 11-7 p
120
7 11-7 p
120

Talented but moody performer, and young rider has done very well to coax him to victory the last twice. Off for 3 months though and more needed to overcome latest 10 lb rise.

Talented but moody performer, and young rider has done very well to coax him to victory the last twice. Off for 3 months though and more needed to overcome latest 10 lb rise.

7
F16-106
iT
Maroon, yellow hoop, sleeves and cap (Mr R A S Offer)

Imperial Circus (IRE)  10 

b g Beneficial - Aunty Dawn (Strong Gale)

D
6 11-7
120
6 11-7
120

Off track for over a year prior to a winning return at Taunton (3m) in December, staying on well. Only sixth on handicap debut but still lightly raced and may have a bit more to come.

Off track for over a year prior to a winning return at Taunton (3m) in December, staying on well. Only sixth on handicap debut but still lightly raced and may have a bit more to come.

8
4222-65
iT
Royal blue, maroon chevron, hooped sleeves, maroon cap (Mr Mark Tamburro)

Super Villan 15 

ch g Alflora - Country House (Town And Country)

7 11-6
119
7 11-6
119

Unfortunate to find one too good on 3 occasions at up to 3m over hurdles for Mark Bradstock in 2010/11. Shaped quite well in a couple of runs for new yard and return to this trip a plus.

Unfortunate to find one too good on 3 occasions at up to 3m over hurdles for Mark Bradstock in 2010/11. Shaped quite well in a couple of runs for new yard and return to this trip a plus.

9
2F1/11-3
iT
Yellow, orange star, orange sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, orange star (Mr Brian Derrick)

Buck Magic (IRE)  14 

b g Albano - Green Sea (Groom Dancer)

D
6 11-4
117
6 11-4
117

Took a while to get off the mark in points, but created an excellent impression when winning both starts in 2010 (bumper/novice hurdle). Fine third on handicap debut last month and more to come.

Took a while to get off the mark in points, but created an excellent impression when winning both starts in 2010 (bumper/novice hurdle). Fine third on handicap debut last month and more to come.

10
6-14735
iT
Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap (Brocade Racing)

Theatrical Star 44 

b g King's Theatre - Lucy Glitters (Ardross)

6 11-4
117
6 11-4
117

Off the mark first time of asking over hurdles at Chepstow (2½m) in October. In and out since then and needs to improve for this first crack at 3m.

Off the mark first time of asking over hurdles at Chepstow (2½m) in October. In and out since then and needs to improve for this first crack at 3m.

11
0-FP127
iT
Red, emerald green braces, white cap (Mill House Racing Syndicate)

Blazing Buck 35 

ch g Fraam - Anapola (Polish Precedent)

6 11-2
115
6 11-2
115

Back to winning ways over timber dropped to seller at Leicester in November. Good second back in a handicap at Ffos Las next time (on heavy going), but let down by attitude last time.

Back to winning ways over timber dropped to seller at Leicester in November. Good second back in a handicap at Ffos Las next time (on heavy going), but let down by attitude last time.

12
041-844
iT
Mauve and purple diabolo, purple sleeves, mauve armlets and diamond on purple cap (Mr & Mrs Peter James Douglas)

Always Waining (IRE)  91 

b g Unfuwain - Glenarff (Irish River)

C D
11 11-1 b
114
11 11-1 b
114

Better hurdler than chaser. 2 runs in this sphere in November were nothing to write home about and remote fourth when stamina stretched over the National fences at Aintree last time.

Better hurdler than chaser. 2 runs in this sphere in November were nothing to write home about and remote fourth when stamina stretched over the National fences at Aintree last time.

13
272/162
iT
Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star (Mrs S Such)

Benbens (IRE)  74 

ch g Beneficial - Millicent Bridge (Over The River)

7 11-1
114
7 11-1
114

Found a weak novice hurdle at Cartmel (2¼m) to get off the mark on the back of a lengthy absence in June. Latest second in Taunton handicap a good effort and 7 lb rise looks justified.

Found a weak novice hurdle at Cartmel (2¼m) to get off the mark on the back of a lengthy absence in June. Latest second in Taunton handicap a good effort and 7 lb rise looks justified.

14
22-00P4
iT
Purple and light blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, purple cap (Margaret And Raymond John)

Lamboro Lad (IRE)  10 

b g Milan - Orchard Spray (Supreme Leader)

7 10-11
110
7 10-11
110

Broke hurdling duck in 2½m contest at Uttoxeter in May 2010, but off more than a year with heat in a leg. Best effort this winter back on better ground last time and is on a tempting mark.

Broke hurdling duck in 2½m contest at Uttoxeter in May 2010, but off more than a year with heat in a leg. Best effort this winter back on better ground last time and is on a tempting mark.

Verdict

Tarvini continues to progress through the weights at an eye-catching rate and it was very tough not to be impressed with his 23-length win at Doncaster in November but GODSMEJUDGE gets the vote. Alan King's charge bumped into the well-handicapped Bellflower Boy at Warwick on his debut in the handicap sphere and is worth another look off the same mark with improvement to come. Buck Magic is interesting at the forecast prices.

Verdict

Super Villan hasn't been with this yard all that long and he has more to come, especially back over this longer trip. He can get the better of Buck Magic and Lamboro Lad in a competitive contest.

14:40 Newbury 3 Mar 2012

williamhill.com Support Greatwood Veterans' Handicap Chase (Class 2) (10YO plus)

Winner £10,010 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

3m 2f 110y

Good

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
19P-8P0
iT
Royal blue, yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots, yellow cap (Three Line Whip)

Blazing Bailey 49 

b g Mister Baileys - Wannaplantatree (Niniski)

C D
10 11-12
142
10 11-12
142

Enjoyed renaissance last season, winning twice. Failed to fire in 3 outings this term, but is now 4 lb below his latest winning mark and yard going great guns at present.

Enjoyed renaissance last season, winning twice. Failed to fire in 3 outings this term, but is now 4 lb below his latest winning mark and yard going great guns at present.

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2
F585-92
iT
Orange and royal blue (quartered), hooped sleeves (Mr G Regan)

Niche Market (IRE)  91 

b g Presenting - Juresse (Jurado)

11 11-12
142
11 11-12
142

Not won since 2009, but run some fine races in defeat, including fifth in last year's Grand National. Good second in Becher Chase last time and will appreciate this better ground.

Not won since 2009, but run some fine races in defeat, including fifth in last year's Grand National. Good second in Becher Chase last time and will appreciate this better ground.

3
3980-54
iT
Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue diamonds, white cap, dark blue diamonds (Axom VII)

Ouzbeck (FR)  147 

b g Denham Red - Volodia (Dhausli)

10 11-10
140
10 11-10
140

Won Summer National at Uttoxeter back in 2010, and ran his best race for some time when fourth at Chepstow in October. Not seen since, but claims if primed for this returning from short break.

Won Summer National at Uttoxeter back in 2010, and ran his best race for some time when fourth at Chepstow in October. Not seen since, but claims if primed for this returning from short break.

4
4-U2634
iT
Black and light blue (quartered), black sleeves, white cap (Mr Alan Peterson)

Fair Along (GER)  85 

b g Alkalde - Fairy Tango (Acatenango)

C
10 11-9 t p
139
10 11-9 t p
139

Excellent servant to connections over the years, and was third in the Hennessy over C&D in November off 3 lb higher. Creditable fourth at Cheltenham last time and leading contender here.

Excellent servant to connections over the years, and was third in the Hennessy over C&D in November off 3 lb higher. Creditable fourth at Cheltenham last time and leading contender here.

5
PP-5U65
iT
White, royal blue spots, white and royal blue striped cap (Mr Seamus Murphy)

Hello Bud (IRE)  49 

b g Jurado - Orchestral Sport (Orchestra)

D
14 11-0 t
130
14 11-0 t
130

Going well when unseating at Canal Turn in attempt to win back-to-back Becher Chases and back to form when fifth at Warwick last time. Capable of making a bold bid from the front.

Going well when unseating at Canal Turn in attempt to win back-to-back Becher Chases and back to form when fifth at Warwick last time. Capable of making a bold bid from the front.

6
5/9P21-6
iT
Maroon and yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, yellow cap (A J White And Mrs A Underhill)

Dom D'orgeval (FR)  251 

b g Belmez - Marie D'orgeval (Bourbon)

12 10-11
127
12 10-11
127

Graded winner over hurdles, and snapped a losing sequence lasting over 4 years at Haydock in April. Couldn't build on that when last seen at Uttoxeter in June and bit to prove as a result.

Graded winner over hurdles, and snapped a losing sequence lasting over 4 years at Haydock in April. Couldn't build on that when last seen at Uttoxeter in June and bit to prove as a result.

7
1PP2/P1
iT
Red, yellow sash, brown sleeves, yellow cap, red star (Mr D Allen)

Mark The Book (IRE)  43 

b g Mister Lord - Boardroom Belle (Executive Perk)

11 10-5 t
121
11 10-5 t
121

Left Philip Hobbs after missing 2010/11, but built on promise of return when taking advantage of low mark to win in heavy ground at Chepstow in January. Has to prove this ground suits as well.

Left Philip Hobbs after missing 2010/11, but built on promise of return when taking advantage of low mark to win in heavy ground at Chepstow in January. Has to prove this ground suits as well.

8
33/F-PU7
iT
Maroon, yellow sleeves, white armlets, white cap (Mrs Karen Bowen)

Mumbles Head (IRE)  10 

ch g Flemensfirth - Extra Mile (Torus)

D
11 10-4
120
11 10-4
120

Mixed it in good company back in 2009/10, but clearly been difficult to train since, and showed little on his sole completed start this season.

Mixed it in good company back in 2009/10, but clearly been difficult to train since, and showed little on his sole completed start this season.

9
2F/23-53
iT
Light blue, maroon hoops, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap (Mrs Michelle Isaacs)

Marufo (IRE)  15 

b g Presenting - Bucks Cregg (Buckskin)

D
10 10-4 t
120
10 10-4 t
120

Very lightly raced in recent times, but built on his belated reappearance and showed he retains all of his ability when third at Sandown last month. Looks set to go well once more.

Very lightly raced in recent times, but built on his belated reappearance and showed he retains all of his ability when third at Sandown last month. Looks set to go well once more.

10
63-4PP5
iT
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap (Mr P A Deal)

Wogan 10 

b g Presenting - Fall About (Comedy Star)

C D
12 10-0 p
116 3
12 10-0 p
116 3

Won twice early in 2010 for Nicky Henderson. Not at best for this yard of late and although he showed more in cheekpieces at Doncaster last time, others preferred from 3 lb out of handicap.

Won twice early in 2010 for Nicky Henderson. Not at best for this yard of late and although he showed more in cheekpieces at Doncaster last time, others preferred from 3 lb out of handicap.

Verdict

Aintree clues aplenty in this year's renewal of the veterans' handicap chase and, while having won just twice in his career, NICHE MARKET looks the class act and was back to near his best when second to West End Rocker in the Becher Chase at the Liverpool track last time out in December. The handicapper appears to have given him a chance now returning off a 4lb lower mark and this looks a winnable race. Fair Along boasts solid course form an is feared most, while Blazing Bailey could run into a place if bouncing back to form. Ouzbeck is another of note.

Verdict

A good contest looks on the cards for this veterans' chase, but the one that makes most appeal is Niche Market, who can take this en route to another crack at the Grand National. The Hobbs pair Fair Along and Marufo look best of the remainder.

15:10 Newbury 3 Mar 2012

Barbury International Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner £22,780 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

3
Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
107-327
iT
White, crimson hoops, black cap (The Hon Mrs Townshend)

Woolcombe Folly (IRE)  35 

b g Presenting - Strong Gara (Strong Gale)

9 11-12
158
9 11-12
158

Confirmed himself a high-class 2m chaser last term, but below form this winter, including when stepped up to this sort of trip latest. Bit to prove at present.

Confirmed himself a high-class 2m chaser last term, but below form this winter, including when stepped up to this sort of trip latest. Bit to prove at present.

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2
46306-3
iT
Yellow, white cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap (Mrs C Skipworth)

Mad Max (IRE)  42 

b g Kayf Tara - Carole's Crusader (Faustus)

C D

Non Runner

Non Runner

Smart chaser at best, but has had various breathing operations and again found little on reappearance for new yard last time. Sounder surface here should suit but comes with obvious risks attached.

Smart chaser at best, but has had various breathing operations and again found little on reappearance for new yard last time. Sounder surface here should suit but comes with obvious risks attached.

3
712-414
iT
Red, white seams, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap (Tony Hayward And Barry Fulton)

Aerial (FR)  35 

b g Turgeon - Fille Formidable (Trempolino)

BF
6 11-3
149
6 11-3
149

Made winning start for yard at Wincanton last February and improved again this term, winning 6-runner event at Ascot in between 2 solid efforts in Cheltenham handicaps. Set to go well again.

Made winning start for yard at Wincanton last February and improved again this term, winning 6-runner event at Ascot in between 2 solid efforts in Cheltenham handicaps. Set to go well again.

4
F-P29PP
iT
Dark green and white stripes, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap (Sarah Bays Jill Scott Sarah MacEchern)

Crescent Island (IRE)  14 

b g Presenting - Island Crest (Jupiter Island)

C D
9 11-0 b
146
9 11-0 b
146

Ran a blinder to be runner-up over C&D in November, but followed that with poor display at Cheltenham, and worse still when reluctant and pulled up last twice. One to treat with caution.

Ran a blinder to be runner-up over C&D in November, but followed that with poor display at Cheltenham, and worse still when reluctant and pulled up last twice. One to treat with caution.

5
0/10-0U7
iT
Light blue, red stars, light blue cap, red star (David Murdoch & Jenny Murdoch)

Dave's Dream (IRE)  56 

b g Anshan - Native Success (Be My Native)

C
9 10-12 b1
144
9 10-12 b1
144

Not progressed since winning 2m Cheltenham handicap on 2010/11 reappearance, and didn't go with much zest last time. Conditions should suit, but first-time blinkers need to spark revival.

Not progressed since winning 2m Cheltenham handicap on 2010/11 reappearance, and didn't go with much zest last time. Conditions should suit, but first-time blinkers need to spark revival.

6
D713-89
iT
Black, white hoops and sleeves (Mr Stuart & Simon Mercer)

Dan Breen (IRE)  35 

b g Mull Of Kintyre - Kunuz (Ela-Mana-Mou)

7 10-11 p1
143
7 10-11 p1
143

Won twice over fences last season, rounding off with good third in Grade 1 at Aintree, but not gone with any fluency in 2 starts this term, and cheekpieces tried now.

Won twice over fences last season, rounding off with good third in Grade 1 at Aintree, but not gone with any fluency in 2 starts this term, and cheekpieces tried now.

7
211-206
iT
Yellow, red spots (Mr David Sewell)

Araldur (FR)  35 

ch g Spadoun - Aimessa (Tropular)

8 10-9
141
8 10-9
141

Very useful chaser who showed he's as good as ever when runner-up at Wetherby on reappearance. Below best twice since, though better than result at Cheltenham latest, headway until late mistakes.

Very useful chaser who showed he's as good as ever when runner-up at Wetherby on reappearance. Below best twice since, though better than result at Cheltenham latest, headway until late mistakes.

8
2P/22-43
iT
Yellow, black chevron, check cap (Mr Terry Warner)

Pasco (SWI)  56 

ro g Selkirk - Palena (Danehill)

C
9 10-8
140
9 10-8
140

Smart chaser up to 2½m, and goes particularly well at this track, runner-up in this 2 years go. Needs to bounce back from tame display last time but likely been trained with this race in mind.

Smart chaser up to 2½m, and goes particularly well at this track, runner-up in this 2 years go. Needs to bounce back from tame display last time but likely been trained with this race in mind.

9
5F-4245
iT
Light blue, purple chevron, quartered cap (Mr P Ponting)

Passato (GER)  44 

b g Lando - Passata (Polar Falcon)

8 10-2 t
134
8 10-2 t
134

Racked up a 4-timer during the early part of last season, and back to form when in the frame here and at Ascot this season. Below best latest, though, and others preferred for win purposes.

Racked up a 4-timer during the early part of last season, and back to form when in the frame here and at Ascot this season. Below best latest, though, and others preferred for win purposes.

10
96F-246
iT
White, black braces, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star (Neville Statham & Family)

Pickamus (FR)  62 

gr g April Night - Duchesse Du Cochet (Native Guile)

D
9 10-2
134
9 10-2
134

Front runner who was badly out of sorts last season, but returned in much better heart when length second in Stratford handicap. Respectable effort from out of weights latest, and place claims.

Front runner who was badly out of sorts last season, but returned in much better heart when length second in Stratford handicap. Respectable effort from out of weights latest, and place claims.

11
35/9673
iT
Dark blue, white cross belts, chevrons on sleeves (Mr A E Dean)

Fix The Rib (IRE)  49 

b g Dr Massini - Hot Curry (Beau Sher)

9 10-2
134
9 10-2
134

Front runner who showed smart form to win at Ascot in late-2009. Not as good now, but showed some ability remains when solid third of 14 in Kempton handicap last time, though others preferred here.

Front runner who showed smart form to win at Ascot in late-2009. Not as good now, but showed some ability remains when solid third of 14 in Kempton handicap last time, though others preferred here.

12
1U-29P5
iT
Dark blue, lilac sleeves, lilac and white quartered cap (Mr N W A Bannister)

Fine Parchment (IRE)  49 

b g Presenting - Run For Cover (Lafontaine)

CD
9 10-1 t
133
9 10-1 t
133

Had productive time last season, taking form up another notch when landing this race last year. Only 3 lb higher now, and given time to get over laboured effort latest, so needs consideration.

Had productive time last season, taking form up another notch when landing this race last year. Only 3 lb higher now, and given time to get over laboured effort latest, so needs consideration.

13
212574
iT
Royal blue, yellow diamonds on sleeves and cap (Mr John Mayne)

Rileyev (FR)  7 

b g Goldneyev - Jiletta (Passing Sale)

C
7 10-0
132 3
7 10-0
132 3

Improved this term, following win here (17f) with good second at Cheltenham in December. Not in same form last few starts, however, and opposable up in trip from 3 lb out of weights.

Improved this term, following win here (17f) with good second at Cheltenham in December. Not in same form last few starts, however, and opposable up in trip from 3 lb out of weights.

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has saddled four of this last six winners of this race and appears to have another cracking chance with AERIAL. Either side of an effortless Ascot success, he ran good races in Grade 3 handicaps at Cheltenham and a 3lb drop in the ratings following his fourth behind The Giant Bolster last time gives him a solid opportunity to get back on the winning trail. Mad Max, a Grade 2 winning bumper/chaser when trained by Nicky Henderson, travelled with real zest before failing to get home on his debut for the Neil Mullholland stable at Haydock in January and could mount a bold bid if fitter for that first start since April last year. Rileyev rates a lively outsider at a track where he won in November. The other Ditcheat runners, Pasco and Woolcombe Folly, aren't completely out if it and Araldur is respected from the in-form Alan King yard.

Verdict

An open contest in which it might be worth chancing last year's winner Fine Parchment, who has slipped back to a decent mark. Pasco tends to save his best for this track and needs respecting, with consistent stablemate Aerial another to consider.

15:45 Newbury 3 Mar 2012

Ladbrokes Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,256 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 110y

Good to Soft

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
111/9-30
iT
Red, orange and red hooped sleeves, white cap (Mr Bryan Fry)

Orzare (IRE)  14 

b g Montjeu - Contare (Shirley Heights)

CD
6 11-12
131
6 11-12
131

Unbeaten over hurdles in 2009/10, but very lightly raced since. Reappearance third was an excellent effort, and race may have come too soon a fortnight ago, but again turned out quickly.

Unbeaten over hurdles in 2009/10, but very lightly raced since. Reappearance third was an excellent effort, and race may have come too soon a fortnight ago, but again turned out quickly.

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2/1-
iT
Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap (Brocade Racing)

Balgarry (FR)  557 

ch g Ballingarry - Marie De Motreff (Kendor)

5 11-10
129
5 11-10
129

Twice-raced hurdler in France, easily landing 17-runner juvenile at Clairefontaine for Richard Chotard. Wise to expect improvement having joined the Pipe team and holds 2 Festival entries.

Twice-raced hurdler in France, easily landing 17-runner juvenile at Clairefontaine for Richard Chotard. Wise to expect improvement having joined the Pipe team and holds 2 Festival entries.

3
1/93F-
iT
Pink and black stripes, diabolo on sleeves (Mr Chris Giles & Mr & Mrs W Tincknell)

Sire Collonges (FR)  331 

gr g Dom Alco - Idylle Collonges (Quart de Vin)

D
6 11-9
128
6 11-9
128

Won sole start in 4-y-o hurdle in France, and well handicapped on his placed effort in this race last year. Not seen since falling at Aintree the following month, but he's in excellent hands.

Won sole start in 4-y-o hurdle in France, and well handicapped on his placed effort in this race last year. Not seen since falling at Aintree the following month, but he's in excellent hands.

4
5-23219
iT
Red, white sleeves, blue and white striped cap (Mr A D Spence)

Dubai Crest 64 

b g Dubai Destination - On The Brink (Mind Games)

D
6 11-3
122
6 11-3
122

Fairly useful on Flat and ran to a level more in-keeping with that when making a successful handicap bow at Doncaster. Soft ground an excuse at Taunton since and this test should be more suitable.

Fairly useful on Flat and ran to a level more in-keeping with that when making a successful handicap bow at Doncaster. Soft ground an excuse at Taunton since and this test should be more suitable.

5
09/U0-6F
iT
Yellow, black chevron, check cap (Mr Terry Warner)

Nampour (FR)  11 

gr g Daylami - Nadira (Green Desert)

D
7 11-2
121
7 11-2
121

Useful hurdler for Philip Hobbs but ended 2010 in disappointing fashion, and never looked like landing a blow completed start over hurdles for his new stable.

Useful hurdler for Philip Hobbs but ended 2010 in disappointing fashion, and never looked like landing a blow completed start over hurdles for his new stable.

6
6-51227
iT
Emerald green, pink hoops, white sleeves, pink cap (Mr Paul Downing)

Zafranagar (IRE)  21 

b g Cape Cross - Zafaraniya (Doyoun)

D
7 11-0
119
7 11-0
119

Free-going sort who returned to winning ways in 2m Wetherby handicap on Boxing Day. Runner-up next 2 starts prior to a lesser effort at Musselburgh, and this competitive enough.

Free-going sort who returned to winning ways in 2m Wetherby handicap on Boxing Day. Runner-up next 2 starts prior to a lesser effort at Musselburgh, and this competitive enough.

7
2F-9497
iT
Royal blue, orange cross belts, yellow sleeves (Boston R S Ian Bennett)

Rebel Dancer (FR)  49 

b g Dark Moondancer - Poupee D'ancyre (Brinkmanship)

D
7 11-0
119
7 11-0
119

Fit from Flat and without usual tongue tie when doing best of those held up at Wetherby in November. Unable to back that up since, and always vulnerable in closing stages given free-going nature.

Fit from Flat and without usual tongue tie when doing best of those held up at Wetherby in November. Unable to back that up since, and always vulnerable in closing stages given free-going nature.

8
8-63212
iT
Yellow, royal blue seams, grey sleeves, royal blue seams, royal blue cap (Mr T G Leslie)

Ebanour (IRE)  21 

ch g Indian Ridge - Ebadiyla (Sadler's Wells)

D
5 11-0 b
119
5 11-0 b
119

Bumper winner who got off mark over hurdles at third time of asking in 2½m novice at Doncaster fitted with blinkers. No match for a useful prospect last time, and opening mark stiff enough.

Bumper winner who got off mark over hurdles at third time of asking in 2½m novice at Doncaster fitted with blinkers. No match for a useful prospect last time, and opening mark stiff enough.

9
25554U
iT
Royal blue, brown hoops, royal blue sleeves and cap (Mr Martyn Butler)

Looks Like Slim 42 

b g Passing Glance - Slims Lady (Theatrical Charmer)

D
5 10-12
117
5 10-12
117

Won couple of 2m hurdles on faster ground in the spring. Respectable efforts in handicaps this winter without looking as though he's well treated, unseating early at Wincanton in January.

Won couple of 2m hurdles on faster ground in the spring. Respectable efforts in handicaps this winter without looking as though he's well treated, unseating early at Wincanton in January.

10
1662
iT
Red, white braces, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap (Deborah Hart & Alan Jackson)

King Zeal (IRE)  35 

b g King's Best - Manureva (Nureyev)

D
8 10-12 t
117
8 10-12 t
117

Fair up to 1¼m on Flat and made winning start over hurdles in 2m Wetherby maiden in October. Better form when runner-up on January's handicap bow, but this quite a bit more competitive.

Fair up to 1¼m on Flat and made winning start over hurdles in 2m Wetherby maiden in October. Better form when runner-up on January's handicap bow, but this quite a bit more competitive.

11
3P1P-10
iT
Black, white star, white sleeves, black stars, black cap, white star (Mr Tim Wood)

Manshoor (IRE)  13 

gr g Linamix - Lady Wells (Sadler's Wells)

D
7 10-10
115
7 10-10
115

Dual winner last season and continued improvement when keeping on well to take Lingfield handicap under this rider in November. Both runs since (including on the Flat) have been underwhelming.

Dual winner last season and continued improvement when keeping on well to take Lingfield handicap under this rider in November. Both runs since (including on the Flat) have been underwhelming.

Verdict

BALGARRY is entered in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival later this month and David Pipe's French recruit is taken to open his account over hurdles on his debut in Britain off what looks a lenient mark. He is expected to have been readied at home and is clearly showing signs of promise having prompted such an entry. Sire Collonges can also make the frame if ready to roll, while Ebanour arrives in good spirits and must also enter calculations.

Verdict

Sire Collonges is well handicapped on his placed effort here 12 months ago, and won't lack for fitness given connections, but Balgarry is the interesting one here on debut for David Pipe, especially if strong in the betting. Dubai Crest completes the shortlist.

16:20 Newbury 3 Mar 2012

Mirror Punters Club Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,249 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 5f

Good to Soft

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
F-PP17U
iT
White, light blue braces, sleeves and cap (Soccer Am)

Accordintolawrence (IRE)  13 

b g Accordion - Giolldante (Phardante)

BF
6 11-12 b1
118
6 11-12 b1
118

Dual hurdle winner last season and off mark over fences at Market Rasen on Boxing Day, but often makes mistakes/shapes as if amiss, and opposable on return to timber in first-time blinkers.

Dual hurdle winner last season and off mark over fences at Market Rasen on Boxing Day, but often makes mistakes/shapes as if amiss, and opposable on return to timber in first-time blinkers.

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34123/8
iT
Light blue, yellow sleeves, light blue armlets, emerald green cap (A & J Allison, D Thomas & Partners)

Abbevillian (IRE)  56 

b g Definite Article - Imminent Approach (Lord Americo)

D
8 11-11
117
8 11-11
117

Beat Wayward Prince in a Ludlow novice in November 2009, and hinted that his old ability remained intact when mid-field on return from a lengthy absence at Sandown in January. Not ruled out.

Beat Wayward Prince in a Ludlow novice in November 2009, and hinted that his old ability remained intact when mid-field on return from a lengthy absence at Sandown in January. Not ruled out.

3
45333P
iT
Grey and royal blue (quartered), royal blue sleeves (Mrs D J Brown)

Teshali (IRE)  35 

br g Anabaa - Tashiriya (Kenmare)

D
6 11-10 t
116
6 11-10 t
116

Capable on his day, and ran well when third on first 2 starts for new yard, but ran poorly at Uttoxeter last time, and easy enough to oppose now with this trip looking the limit of his stamina.

Capable on his day, and ran well when third on first 2 starts for new yard, but ran poorly at Uttoxeter last time, and easy enough to oppose now with this trip looking the limit of his stamina.

4
11/633F
iT
Yellow, royal blue spots (Hills Of Ledbury (aga))

Quousko De L'isop (FR)  17 

gr g Balleroy - Pointissima (Point Of No Return)

8 11-10 p1
116
8 11-10 p1
116

Dual bumper winner who was set to post his best effort over hurdles when falling late at Southwell (2m) last time. Tried in cheekpieces now, but feeling is that he'll prove best at shorter trips.

Dual bumper winner who was set to post his best effort over hurdles when falling late at Southwell (2m) last time. Tried in cheekpieces now, but feeling is that he'll prove best at shorter trips.

5
1-32333
iT
Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap (Foxtrot Nh Racing Partnership Iv)

Be My Light (IRE)  41 

b m Oscar - Simply Divine (Be My Native)

D
6 11-9 p
115
6 11-9 p
115

Dual winner over hurdles last season, and better than ever when runner-up at Uttoxeter in November. Not really taken to fences on last 3 starts, but capable of bouncing back now returned to timber.

Dual winner over hurdles last season, and better than ever when runner-up at Uttoxeter in November. Not really taken to fences on last 3 starts, but capable of bouncing back now returned to timber.

6
44-1P4
iT
Dark blue, yellow disc, yellow sleeves, dark blue spots (The Optimists)

Kusadiki (IRE)  62 

b g Tobougg - Mother Molly (Irish River)

6 11-9
115
6 11-9
115

Made a winning start over hurdles under Conor Quish at Fontwell (2½m, heavy) in November, but that form taken a few knocks since, and he hasn't built on it. May do better now handicapping, but risky.

Made a winning start over hurdles under Conor Quish at Fontwell (2½m, heavy) in November, but that form taken a few knocks since, and he hasn't built on it. May do better now handicapping, but risky.

7
1P-P086
iT
Red and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves, red cap (Brocade Racing)

Handy Andy (IRE)  7 

b g Beneficial - Maslam (Robellino)

CD
6 11-9
115
6 11-9
115

Made a good impression when winning a C&D novice on this card last year, but has proved a bitter disappointment since, failing badly to justify market support in a tongue tie last time.

Made a good impression when winning a C&D novice on this card last year, but has proved a bitter disappointment since, failing badly to justify market support in a tongue tie last time.

8
292-355
iT
Emerald green, red cross belts, striped sleeves, red cap (Mrs S C Welch & Mrs A A Shutes)

Gospel Preacher 38 

b g Kayf Tara - Gospel (Le Bavard)

7 11-7
113
7 11-7
113

Strong-travelling sort who has caught the eye on all 3 hurdles starts, again not helped by an awkward jump 2 out when fifth at Hereford last time, and type to show improved form now handicapping.

Strong-travelling sort who has caught the eye on all 3 hurdles starts, again not helped by an awkward jump 2 out when fifth at Hereford last time, and type to show improved form now handicapping.

9
12-PP5P
iT
Dark blue, light blue sleeves, dark blue cap, pink hoops (Barkfold Manor Stud)

General Kutuzov (IRE)  42 

b g Moscow Society - Bonnie Thynes (Good Thyne)

D
8 11-6
112
8 11-6
112

Off the mark over fences when making all at Lingfield (2½m) last February, but no encouragement in that sphere this season, and easy to oppose back over hurdles for all yard is in form.

Off the mark over fences when making all at Lingfield (2½m) last February, but no encouragement in that sphere this season, and easy to oppose back over hurdles for all yard is in form.

10
7/3-32
iT
White, large black spots, black cap (Elite Racing Club)

Ruling Party 33 

ch g Fleetwood - My Tern (Glacial Storm)

7 11-5
111
7 11-5
111

Placed in a bumper in April 2010, and returning from 19 months off when third on hurdling bow in November. Fair effort when runner-up at Plumpton last time, but more required on handicap bow.

Placed in a bumper in April 2010, and returning from 19 months off when third on hurdling bow in November. Fair effort when runner-up at Plumpton last time, but more required on handicap bow.

11
1-36
iT
Orange and white (quartered), checked sleeves and cap (Mr Andrew Bradmore)

Galiotto (IRE)  144 (17F) 

b g Galileo - Welsh Motto (Mtoto)

6 11-4 b
110
6 11-4 b
110

Made a winning debut over hurdles in March, and won twice on Flat later in 2011 in blinkers/visor. Well held on handicap bow in October, however, and now tried in headgear for first time over jumps.

Made a winning debut over hurdles in March, and won twice on Flat later in 2011 in blinkers/visor. Well held on handicap bow in October, however, and now tried in headgear for first time over jumps.

12
566-438
iT
White, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap (Racegoers Club Owners Group)

Ballyquin Queen (IRE)  73 

br m King's Theatre - One Swoop (Be My Native)

BF
6 11-0
106
6 11-0
106

Showed promise in 3 bumpers last season, and easily her best effort over hurdles when third in a C&D mares event in November. Flopped on handicap bow next time, though, and bit to prove now.

Showed promise in 3 bumpers last season, and easily her best effort over hurdles when third in a C&D mares event in November. Flopped on handicap bow next time, though, and bit to prove now.

13
33047
iT
Black and orange (quartered), orange sleeves and cap (Winterfields Farm Ltd)

Marble Walk (IRE)  32 

b g Oscar - Clowater Lassie (Phardante)

7 10-10
102
7 10-10
102

Best effort over hurdles when fourth of 11 at Fontwell in January, but unable to match that effort over same C&D next time, and doesn't look on a particularly attractive mark now entering handicaps.

Best effort over hurdles when fourth of 11 at Fontwell in January, but unable to match that effort over same C&D next time, and doesn't look on a particularly attractive mark now entering handicaps.

14
21-7071
iT
Dark blue, grey hoop, grey sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue and grey quartered cap (The Martins Hill Racing Partnership)

Tickatack (IRE)  45 

gr g Tikkanen - Theflyingcannister (Little Bighorn)

D
7 10-10
102
7 10-10
102

Bought for £24,000 after Irish point win last spring and took significant step forward when making winning handicap debut at Southwell (2½m) in January. 7 lb higher now but may have more to give.

Bought for £24,000 after Irish point win last spring and took significant step forward when making winning handicap debut at Southwell (2½m) in January. 7 lb higher now but may have more to give.

15
064
iT
White, red chevron, emerald green and red striped sleeves, red cap (Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar)

Prankster 7 

ch g Rock Of Gibraltar - Coraline (Sadler's Wells)

6 10-7
99
6 10-7
99

No impact on first 2 starts over hurdles, but showed much more positive signs when fourth of 11 in a Chepstow maiden last week, and this once-useful Flat performer isn't underestimated.

No impact on first 2 starts over hurdles, but showed much more positive signs when fourth of 11 in a Chepstow maiden last week, and this once-useful Flat performer isn't underestimated.

Verdict

Galiotto bids to give Gary and Jamie Moore back-to-back wins in the race but KUSADIKI gets the vote. Emma Lavelle's horses are coming back into form now and, off what looks a lenient mark for his handicap introduction, the gelded son of Tobougg can recapture the winning trend under 10lb claimer Conor Quish. Of the others, jockey bookings suggest Gospel Preacher is Alan King's main hope and the seven-year-old must be considered a threat.

Verdict

Gospel Preacher promises to be a useful performer in time, and looks on a very fair mark for his handicap debut. Of the others, Be My Light appeals as the best of Charlie Longsdon's pair despite jockey bookings, while bottom-weight Prankster could be the joker in the pack.

16:55 Newbury 3 Mar 2012

williamhill.com Support Greatwood Novices' Handicap Chase (For The Jacky Upton Trophy) (Class 3) (5YO plus)

Winner £7,148 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 2f 110y

Good

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
13-71F3
iT
Emerald green, purple chevrons, white cap (First Brayford Partnership)

Shammick Boy (IRE)  32 

b g Craigsteel - Dulcet Music (Topanoora)

7 11-12
127
7 11-12
127

Won twice over hurdles here around this time last year. Rather fortunate winner on chase debut at Exeter in November and jumping hasn't been up to scratch on either start since.

Won twice over hurdles here around this time last year. Rather fortunate winner on chase debut at Exeter in November and jumping hasn't been up to scratch on either start since.

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2
14-8441
iT
Dark green and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves and cap (Falcons Line Ltd)

Pepite Rose (FR) (ex7)  3 

b m Bonbon Rose - Sambre (Turgeon)

5 11-2
118 7
5 11-2
118 7

Fairly useful juvenile hurdler last season, scoring twice after coming over from France. Looked a different proposition on chasing debut on Wednesday and obvious claims under her penalty.

Fairly useful juvenile hurdler last season, scoring twice after coming over from France. Looked a different proposition on chasing debut on Wednesday and obvious claims under her penalty.

3
359-22U
iT
Light blue, black stripe, white sleeves, black cap (S W Group Logistics Limited)

Cheney Manor 32 

b g Piccolo - One For Philip (Blushing Flame)

7 10-12
113
7 10-12
113

Good second on his chasing debut at Ascot in December and now 2 lb lower. On the downside, he hasn't jumped all that fluently on his last 2 runs. Something to prove now.

Good second on his chasing debut at Ascot in December and now 2 lb lower. On the downside, he hasn't jumped all that fluently on his last 2 runs. Something to prove now.

4
784354
iT
Emerald green, pink hoops, white sleeves, pink cap (Mr Paul Downing)

Arctic Wings (IRE)  35 (25F) 

b g In The Wings - Arctic Hunt (Bering)

C
8 10-12
113
8 10-12
113

Mixed bag since sole hurdles win here (2m) in 2009/10. Not been running too badly over timber of late but not an obvious type for fences and was well held on previous try over them.

Mixed bag since sole hurdles win here (2m) in 2009/10. Not been running too badly over timber of late but not an obvious type for fences and was well held on previous try over them.

5
232223
iT
Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots (Simon W Clarke & Vicki Robinson)

Be Definite (IRE)  44 

b g Definite Article - Etoile Margot (Garde Royale)

8 10-11 p1
112
8 10-11 p1
112

Winning hurdler who has been placed on all 6 starts over fences. Sound jumper, but there's a bit of doubt over his attitude creeping in after a laboured display at Lingfield last time.

Winning hurdler who has been placed on all 6 starts over fences. Sound jumper, but there's a bit of doubt over his attitude creeping in after a laboured display at Lingfield last time.

6
46-3147
iT
Red and grey (quartered), hooped sleeves (Power Panels Electrical Systems Ltd)

Back Bob Back (IRE)  49 

b g Bob Back - Joyney (Harlow)

CD
7 10-9
110
7 10-9
110

Point winner who jumped soundly when readily opening chasing account over C&D in December. Excuses both starts since and return to a longer trip a plus. Capable of bouncing back.

Point winner who jumped soundly when readily opening chasing account over C&D in December. Excuses both starts since and return to a longer trip a plus. Capable of bouncing back.

7
774-020
iT
Yellow, purple star, purple and yellow diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, purple star (Mr Alan Didlick)

Amirico (IRE)  8 

b g Lord Americo - Maori's Delight (Idiot's Delight)

7 10-8
109
7 10-8
109

Won on hurdles bow at Fontwell last season for Venetia Williams and good second (2¼m) on debut for this yard there in January. Probably needs to improve for the switch to fences, though.

Won on hurdles bow at Fontwell last season for Venetia Williams and good second (2¼m) on debut for this yard there in January. Probably needs to improve for the switch to fences, though.

Verdict

Tom George appears to hold a strong hand here and, while Be Definite has now placed on six of his last eight starts (including one win), it could be worth siding with BACK BOB BACK. The C&D winner was nothing but impressive at the Berkshire track three starts ago but has struggled over 2m at Uttoxeter and Warwick since. The handicapper has dropped him 2lb, though, and another chance is given now back up in trip. Pepite Rose is another to take seriously.

Verdict

Back Bob Back should go well, but Pepite Rose was hugely impressive at Bangor in the week and can overcome her penalty.

17:30 Newbury 3 Mar 2012

DBS Spring Sales Bumper (Standard Open NH Flat Race) (Class 2) (4YO to 5YO)

Winner £29,505 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m 110y

Good to Soft

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1-1
iT
Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap (Riverdee Stable)

Valdez 22 

ch g Doyen - Skew (Niniski)

5 11-9
-
5 11-9
-

Trounced his rivals to make a winning start at Warwick and probably didn't have to improve much on that when following up at Kempton 11 months later. Double penalty makes things tough, however.

Trounced his rivals to make a winning start at Warwick and probably didn't have to improve much on that when following up at Kempton 11 months later. Double penalty makes things tough, however.

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1
iT
Black and maroon halved, yellow cap, black hoop (The Happy Campers)

My Tent Or Yours (IRE)  73 

b g Desert Prince - Spartan Girl (Ela-Mana-Mou)

5 11-6
-
5 11-6
-

Couldn't have created a much better impression when running away with bumper at Ludlow just before Christmas and well worth his place in this higher grade.

Couldn't have created a much better impression when running away with bumper at Ludlow just before Christmas and well worth his place in this higher grade.

3
iT
Yellow, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars (S Brimble A J Forde S Honeyball T Harr)

Kalani King (IRE)  

b g Ashkalani - Supreme Kellycarra (Supreme Leader)

5 11-2 t1
-
5 11-2 t1
-

Half-brother to 19f chase winner Mocho out of a bumper winner, from family of smart chaser Bells Life. Yard having plenty of winners at the moment, including in bumpers, so entitled to respect.

Half-brother to 19f chase winner Mocho out of a bumper winner, from family of smart chaser Bells Life. Yard having plenty of winners at the moment, including in bumpers, so entitled to respect.

4
86
iT
Light blue and white diamonds, diabolo on sleeves (Mrs Vivienne Kinder)

No Diamond 10 

b g Helissio - Diamond Swan (Colonel Collins)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Cheap purchase who offered little in 2 bumpers, and makes no appeal here.

Cheap purchase who offered little in 2 bumpers, and makes no appeal here.

5
1-18
iT
Grey, one red and one green sleeve (Mr David Redvers)

Scholastica 78 

b m Old Vic - La Perrotine (Northern Crystal)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

Left Charlie Longsdon and made it 2 from 2 in bumpers at Bangor in November, merely nudged clear. Poorly positioned in listed event at Ascot last time and not without a squeak.

Left Charlie Longsdon and made it 2 from 2 in bumpers at Bangor in November, merely nudged clear. Poorly positioned in listed event at Ascot last time and not without a squeak.

6
4
iT
Light blue and white check, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap (The Subtle Partnership)

Subtle Sovereign (IRE)  68 

gr g Subtle Power - Katonka (Emperor Jones)

5 11-2
-
5 11-2
-

By Subtle Power and second foal of a modest Flat maiden. Shaped with promise when fourth at Wincanton on Boxing Day but plenty more required in this.

By Subtle Power and second foal of a modest Flat maiden. Shaped with promise when fourth at Wincanton on Boxing Day but plenty more required in this.

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White, maroon hoops, chevrons on sleeves (International Plywood (importers) Ltd)

Turn Over Sivola (FR)  65 

b g Assessor - Notting Hill (Garde Royale)

5 11-2
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5 11-2
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From good French jumping family and hinted at having plenty of ability when in frame in a couple of bumpers in November/December. Not knocked about last time, so probably has more to offer.

From good French jumping family and hinted at having plenty of ability when in frame in a couple of bumpers in November/December. Not knocked about last time, so probably has more to offer.

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Dark blue, white seams, white sleeves, dark blue seams and cap (Mr T H Chadney)

Xaarcet (IRE)  62 

b g Xaar - Anoukit (Green Desert)

5 11-2
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5 11-2
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Speedily-bred gelding who didn't create much of a threat in 2 bumpers so far and likely to be found wanting in this.

Speedily-bred gelding who didn't create much of a threat in 2 bumpers so far and likely to be found wanting in this.

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Red and yellow (quartered), red sleeves, yellow armlets, red cap (Mr E M G Roberts)

Up To Something (FR)  55 

b g Brier Creek - Evane (Lute Antique)

4 11-1
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4 11-1
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Won bumpers at Wetherby in December and Hereford in January. Useful effort when beating Ballylifen 9 lengths for latter success so comes into the reckoning.

Won bumpers at Wetherby in December and Hereford in January. Useful effort when beating Ballylifen 9 lengths for latter success so comes into the reckoning.

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Grey, maroon chevron and sleeves, quartered cap (James Burley & Anthony Honeyball)

Regal Encore (IRE)  20 

b g King's Theatre - Go On Eileen (Bob Back)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Created good impression when winning bumper at Southwell on debut by 2 lengths from Ron, leading on bridle and just shaken up to assert. Yard doing little wrong at present and makes shortlist.

Created good impression when winning bumper at Southwell on debut by 2 lengths from Ron, leading on bridle and just shaken up to assert. Yard doing little wrong at present and makes shortlist.

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White, red chevron, emerald green and red striped sleeves, red cap (Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar)

Catch The Fire 62 

b g Motivator - Salinova (Linamix)

4 10-8
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4 10-8
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Half-brother to smart staying hurdler Souffleur, but well beaten in bumpers at Ffos Las and Cheltenham, so hard to see him playing a hand in this.

Half-brother to smart staying hurdler Souffleur, but well beaten in bumpers at Ffos Las and Cheltenham, so hard to see him playing a hand in this.

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Dark green and light green (quartered), white sleeves, red cap (CPM Group Limited)

D'argent Cloud 

gr g Tikkanen - Sounds Familiar (Orchestra)

4 10-8
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4 10-8
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Cost £17,000 at the sales and is a half-brother to bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler Alverstone. Yard has been doing well in bumpers this season so market check advised.

Cost £17,000 at the sales and is a half-brother to bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler Alverstone. Yard has been doing well in bumpers this season so market check advised.

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Sky blue and scarlet diamonds, sky blue sleeves, scarlet cap (Lady Sarah Clutton)

Dumbfounded (FR)  

b g Vettori - Take The Light (Take Risks)

4 10-8
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4 10-8
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Flat-bred gelding, by Vettori out of a 1½m winner in France. Yard not renowned for much success in this sphere and faces a stiff introduction.

Flat-bred gelding, by Vettori out of a 1½m winner in France. Yard not renowned for much success in this sphere and faces a stiff introduction.

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Emerald green, red star, white sleeves, red stars, red cap (Ian Payne & Kim Franklin)

Kenai Peninsula 

gr g Tikkanen - Realms of Gold (Gulch)

4 10-8
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4 10-8
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Made £24,000 as a 3-y-o and half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Gold Reef. Worth a precautionary check in the market given connections, though does looks stable number 2 on jockey bookings.

Made £24,000 as a 3-y-o and half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Gold Reef. Worth a precautionary check in the market given connections, though does looks stable number 2 on jockey bookings.

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Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, quartered cap (K S B Bloodstock)

Mr Bingley 59 

b g Generous - Fiancee (Beyssac)

4 10-8
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4 10-8
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From family of World Hurdle winner Cyborgo and Champion Hurdle hero Hors La Loi III. Came in for heavy support but didn't find much at Huntingdon in January. Evidently thought capable of better.

From family of World Hurdle winner Cyborgo and Champion Hurdle hero Hors La Loi III. Came in for heavy support but didn't find much at Huntingdon in January. Evidently thought capable of better.

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Dark blue, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap (Mr Jerry Wright)

Ussee (FR)  35 

gr f Vangelis - Duchesse Pierji (Cadoudal)

4 10-1
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4 10-1
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£25,000 half-sister to smart bumper performer Montbazon. Showed plenty to work on when fifth at Doncaster in January, doing best work at finish from poor position. Lively outsider.

£25,000 half-sister to smart bumper performer Montbazon. Showed plenty to work on when fifth at Doncaster in January, doing best work at finish from poor position. Lively outsider.

Verdict

A very interesting bumper for punters to get stuck into and UP TO SOMETHING looks the value at the forecast prices. He appeared to come on for his debut at Wetherby when romping home in similar company at Hereford in January and, getting weight for age in this contest, he looks the one to be on. The exciting Valdez is another for the shortlist despite the burden of a double penalty, while My Tent Or Yours also warrants respect following an eye-catching start at Ludlow in December.

Verdict

My Tent Or Yours looked another exciting prospect for Nicky Henderson at Ludlow in December and is fancied to make it 2 from 2. Unbeaten 4-y-os Regal Encore and Up To Something may provide the biggest threats.