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Cheltenham

Draw Advantage: None
Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
Sunny spells

Forecast: Sunny spells
Temperature: 7.7° - 13.4°
Rainfall: 0.20cm
Wind: 16.3 mph SE

2

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

RSA Insurance Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

3m 80y

Winner £99,662 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
115-1F2
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Al Boum Photo (FR) 38

b g Buck's Boum - Al Gane (Dom Alco)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 42.86%
G has previously won 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 11-4
153

Grade 2 hurdle winner who won maiden chase at Navan (17f) in November. Likely would have won but for falling next start but ran Monalee close in Flogas novice latest. Likely to progress further.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on yielding - soft and soft - heavy ground. Beaten 3/4l by Monalee when second of 11 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Grade 2 hurdle winner who won maiden chase at Navan (17f) in November. Likely would have won but for falling next start but ran Monalee close in Flogas novice latest. Likely to progress further.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 3 2 42.9%
Chase 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 3 2 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 2 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Walsh 2 1 1 50%
T W P Mullins 7 3 2 42.9%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
2216/7-1
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Allysson Monterg (FR) 31

b g Network - Mellyssa (Panoramic)

Course: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
G has previously won 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
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-4 t
139

Winning hurdler who was sixth in the 2016 Albert Bartlett. Confined to just 2 starts subsequently, but made light of 15 month absence on chase bow at Exeter (19f) in February. This much tougher.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 3f and 2m 4f on heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 3-1jt-fav at Exeter over 2m 3f (heavy) last month, beating Verni by 2 1/2l.

Winning hurdler who was sixth in the 2016 Albert Bartlett. Confined to just 2 starts subsequently, but made light of 15 month absence on chase bow at Exeter (19f) in February. This much tougher.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 2 33.3%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 3 0 1 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 5 2 2 40%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J J Burke 1 1 0 100%
T Richard Hobson 6 2 2 33.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
5-51241
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Ballyoptic (IRE) 39

b g Old Vic - Lambourne Lace (Un Desperado)

Distance: 14 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 21.43%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 45.45%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 30%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-4
150

Grade 1 winning hurdler. Hasn't totally convinced with his jumping over fences but does boast a 2-4 record, landing Grade 2 Towton novice (3m) last month. Stamina/ground no issue and not discounted.

Winner of four hurdle races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase when 5-2jt-fav in the Group 2 totesport.com Towton Novices' Chase at Wetherby over 3m (heavy) last month, beating Vintage Clouds by 2 3/4l. Has also won at Exeter this season.

Grade 1 winning hurdler. Hasn't totally convinced with his jumping over fences but does boast a 2-4 record, landing Grade 2 Towton novice (3m) last month. Stamina/ground no issue and not discounted.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 6 1 40%
Chase 4 2 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 3 0 0 0%
Course 3 0 0 0%
D Distance 14 3 3 21.4%
G Similar Going 11 5 1 45.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 7 3 36.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 3 1 30%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 4 2 0 50%
T N A Twiston-Davies 15 6 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
111211
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Black Corton (FR) 25

br g Laverock - Pour Le Meilleur (Video Rock)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 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, 4 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 8 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 8 runs, 7 wins, 1 place, 87.5%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 17 runs, 12 wins, 3 places, 70.59%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 4 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 75%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
7 11-4 t
155

Having a terrific season under this pilot, winning 8 of his 10 starts including Grade 1 Kauto Star and latterly Grade 2 Reynoldstown at Ascot. Excellent jumping a real asset and he's respected again.

Has won four hurdle races, a NH flat race and eight chases from 1m 7f to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase when 10-11fav in the Group 2 Sodexo Reynoldstown Novices' Chase at Ascot over 3m (soft) last month, beating Ms Parfois by 8l. Has won 3 times this season.

Having a terrific season under this pilot, winning 8 of his 10 starts including Grade 1 Kauto Star and latterly Grade 2 Reynoldstown at Ascot. Excellent jumping a real asset and he's respected again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 12 5 63.2%
Chase 11 8 2 72.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 2 0 100%
C Course 2 2 0 100%
D Distance 4 4 0 100%
G Similar Going 8 4 3 50%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 8 7 1 87.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 3 1 75%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bryony Frost 8 7 1 87.5%
T P F Nicholls 18 12 4 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
1/21P-41
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Bonbon Au Miel (FR) 53

b g Khalkevi - Friandise Ii (Mistigri)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 50%
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
7 11-4 t
139

Useful hurdler who left chase debut behind when convincingly taking a Navan maiden (20f) in January. Very much at home under testing conditions and unexposed so likely better to come.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on heavy ground. A winner at 9-4 in a chase at Navan over 2m 4f (heavy) on his latest outing in January, beating Turcagua by 11l.

Useful hurdler who left chase debut behind when convincingly taking a Navan maiden (20f) in January. Very much at home under testing conditions and unexposed so likely better to come.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 3 1 50%
Chase 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 3 1 50%
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 P Townend 0 0 0 -
T W P Mullins 5 2 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
249-114
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Dounikos (FR) 38

b g Smadoun - Baby Sitter (Nikos)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-4
151

Quickly reached a useful level over fences, landing Gowran maiden/Limerick Grade 2 late last year. Solid fourth behind Monalee in Flogas novice last time but work to do to reverse that form here.

Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Finished 1 3/4l behind Monalee when fourth of 11 at 25-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Quickly reached a useful level over fences, landing Gowran maiden/Limerick Grade 2 late last year. Solid fourth behind Monalee in Flogas novice last time but work to do to reverse that form here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 3 1 42.9%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 2 2 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 4 2 36.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J W Kennedy 1 0 0 0%
T G Elliott 8 4 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
7-22121
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Elegant Escape (IRE) 31

b g Dubai Destination - Graineuaile (Orchestra)

Distance: 6 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-4
153

Has made a good start over fences, accounting for Black Corton at Newbury in December. Second behind that rival next time but back to winning ways in Graduation chase latest. Still, more required here

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 3f to 3m on good to soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 4-6fav at Exeter over 3m (heavy) last month, beating Ramses De Teillee by 13l. Has also won at Newbury this season.

Has made a good start over fences, accounting for Black Corton at Newbury in December. Second behind that rival next time but back to winning ways in Graduation chase latest. Still, more required here

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 4 3 36.4%
Chase 5 2 3 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 1 4 16.7%
G Similar Going 8 4 2 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 4 4 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Cobden 1 1 0 100%
T C L Tizzard 11 4 3 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
18-4145
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Full Irish (IRE) 46

b g Flemensfirth - Miss Kettlewell (Saddlers' Hall)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 27.27%
G has previously won 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 11-4 t p1
135

Bumper/hurdles winner who left chase bow/return well behind when easily winning at Lingfield (23.5f). Hasn't totally convinced either start since and set a stiff task now tackling Grade 1 company.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 7f on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 8-1 behind Mister Whitaker when fifth of 7 on his latest outing in a chase here over 2m 5f (soft) in January.

Bumper/hurdles winner who left chase bow/return well behind when easily winning at Lingfield (23.5f). Hasn't totally convinced either start since and set a stiff task now tackling Grade 1 company.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 2 1 25%
Chase 4 1 0 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 3 2 27.3%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
Cheek Pieces 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 1 1 0 100%
T Miss E C Lavelle 11 3 2 27.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
124-1F1
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Monalee (IRE) 38

b g Milan - Tempest Belle (Glacial Storm)

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

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

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 44.44%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-4
155

Smart hurdler, runner-up in last year's Albert Bartlett. Made it 2-3 over fences (fell other start) in Grade 1 Flogas novice chase at Leopardstown in February, finding plenty. Big player back at 3m.

Winner of two hurdle races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase when 11-4jt-fav in the Group 1 Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (soft) last month, beating Al Boum Photo by 3/4l.

Smart hurdler, runner-up in last year's Albert Bartlett. Made it 2-3 over fences (fell other start) in Grade 1 Flogas novice chase at Leopardstown in February, finding plenty. Big player back at 3m.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 4 2 50%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 5 2 1 40%
G Similar Going 9 4 3 44.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 5 4 45.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 2 3 28.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J N D Fehily 1 1 0 100%
T H de Bromhead 10 4 4 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
10
6-13112
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Presenting Percy 25

b g Sir Percy - Hunca Munca (Presenting)

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

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 15 runs, 7 wins, 3 places, 46.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 62.5%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 7 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 42.86%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-4 t
158

Won the Pertemps Final last term and had a fine season again this time, winning twice over fences and Grade 2 hurdle. Found only Our Duke too good in Red Mills chase latest and he's a leading player.

Has won five hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 1l by Our Duke when second of 5 at evens fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park over 2m 4f (heavy) last month.

Won the Pertemps Final last term and had a fine season again this time, winning twice over fences and Grade 2 hurdle. Found only Our Duke too good in Red Mills chase latest and he's a leading player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 7 2 53.9%
Chase 4 2 1 50%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 5 2 1 40%
G Similar Going 15 7 3 46.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 8 5 1 62.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 3 1 42.9%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D N Russell 11 6 1 54.6%
T P G Kelly 16 8 3 50%
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

The two to focus upon are MONALEE and Presenting Percy because their form is stronger than the rest. Henry de Bromhead's gelding just gets the nod following his win in what appeared to be a strong renewal of the Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown last month. The son of Milan made all that day and he did appear to have more in hand than the final winning distance suggests. Presenting Percy won the Pertemps Final here last year and he has arguably improved for going over fences. That said, he did have a hard enough race behind Our Duke in the Red Mills just 25 days ago. Dounikos may lack the class of the previous pair but the conditions should suit and the step up to 3m is also a positive. Al Boum Photo is another with valid each-way claims.

3

14:50 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

2m 5f 26y

Winner £56,950 - 26 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
54PP-53
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Diamond King (IRE) 73

b g King's Theatre - Georgia On My Mind (Belmez)

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

Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 14 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 27.27%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-12 t
153 3

Former winner of this race who was returning from 7 months off when respectable third in Punchestown minor event in December. Not seen since, though, and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

Winner of four hurdle races, two NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 9 behind Killultagh Vic beaten 3l at 6-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Punchestown over 2m 4f (soft - heavy) in December last year.

Former winner of this race who was returning from 7 months off when respectable third in Punchestown minor event in December. Not seen since, though, and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 5 3 29.4%
Hurdle 11 4 3 36.4%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 3 1 0 33.3%
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 14 4 3 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 11 3 1 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 1 0 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D N Russell 9 2 2 22.2%
T G Elliott 12 3 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
2121-P1
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William Henry (IRE) 60

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

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 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: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
8 11-7 p1
151

Made successful return to hurdling when landing Lanzarote handicap at Kempton in January. 6 lb rise fair and looks sure to go well under leading conditional pilot. Wears first-time cheekpieces.

Winner of three hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 7-1 in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Spiritofthegames by 3/4l.

Made successful return to hurdling when landing Lanzarote handicap at Kempton in January. 6 lb rise fair and looks sure to go well under leading conditional pilot. Wears first-time cheekpieces.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 3 2 50%
Hurdle 5 3 2 60%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 1 2 25%
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 5 2 1 40%
Headgear
Today (P only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Bowen 1 1 0 100%
T N J Henderson 9 5 2 55.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
142-F41
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Topofthegame (IRE) 39

ch g Flemensfirth - Derry Vale (Mister Lord)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-9 t
150

Built on promise of hurdling return when landing big-field handicap at Sandown last month. Effective on this sort of ground and is one of the likelier contenders.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 6f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race when 11-2fav in the Group 3 Betfred Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 7f (soft) last month, beating Golan Fortune by 1 1/2l.

Built on promise of hurdling return when landing big-field handicap at Sandown last month. Effective on this sort of ground and is one of the likelier contenders.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 3 2 42.9%
Hurdle 5 2 2 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 6 2 2 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 4 2 1 50%
T P F Nicholls 6 2 2 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
F16F0/4
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Abbyssial (IRE) 25

ch g Beneficial - Mega D'estruval (Garde Royale)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 57.14%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-6
147 4

Showed some ability remains, on return from very long absence, when fourth in Red Mills Trial Hurdle last month. However, leap of faith required to recommend him for this ultra-competitive heat.

He has won four hurdle races at 2m on good - yielding and soft - heavy ground, but last win was over three years ago. Finished 8l behind Forge Meadow when fourth of 6 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park over 2m (heavy) last month.

Showed some ability remains, on return from very long absence, when fourth in Red Mills Trial Hurdle last month. However, leap of faith required to recommend him for this ultra-competitive heat.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 4 0 44.4%
Hurdle 9 4 0 44.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 4 0 57.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 4 0 44.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 2 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D E Mullins 1 0 0 0%
T W P Mullins 9 4 0 44.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
1F19-5P
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River Frost 60

b g Silver Frost - River Test (Beat Hollow)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-4
145

Back on the up when encouraging fifth on Chepstow return in October, but ran as if amiss on only start since and questionable whether he'll be suited by likely underfoot conditions.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on good and good to soft ground. Pulled up 4 out when 8-1 at Kempton over 2m 5f (soft) in a hurdle race won by William Henry in January on his latest outing.

Back on the up when encouraging fifth on Chepstow return in October, but ran as if amiss on only start since and questionable whether he'll be suited by likely underfoot conditions.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 1 37.5%
Hurdle 8 3 1 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 8 2 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 4 5 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J B J Geraghty 7 3 1 42.9%
T A King 8 3 1 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
F/1115-0
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Bleu Berry (FR) 39

b g Special Kaldoun - Somosierra (Blushing Flame)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
7 11-2
143 2

Three-time winner over shorter trips in Ireland last term but limited to sole start this season (well held at Leopardstown last month) and yet to prove his effectiveness for this sort of stamina test

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 4f to 2m on good and soft - heavy ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Off You Go when 17th of 28 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m (soft) last month.

Three-time winner over shorter trips in Ireland last term but limited to sole start this season (well held at Leopardstown last month) and yet to prove his effectiveness for this sort of stamina test

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 3 0 50%
Hurdle 6 3 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 3 0 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 0 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 2 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J M P Walsh 0 0 0 -
T W P Mullins 7 3 0 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
242-063
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Burbank (IRE) 53

b g Yeats - Spring Swoon (Highest Honor)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 11-2 p
143

Back on track when third in heavy-ground handicap at Ascot in January and acquitted himself well in Neptune over this C&D last season. Each-way player.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on good and good to soft ground. Third of 13 behind Jenkins beaten 4 1/2l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Ascot Spring Garden Show Holloway's Handicap Hurdle at Ascot over 2m 3f (soft) in January.

Back on track when third in heavy-ground handicap at Ascot in January and acquitted himself well in Neptune over this C&D last season. Each-way player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 1 4 12.5%
Hurdle 7 1 4 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 1 3 14.3%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 1 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J McGrath 8 2 4 25%
T N J Henderson 9 2 4 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
12F2/89
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Voix Du Reve (FR) 38

br g Voix Du Nord - Pommbelle (Apple Tree)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Hood: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a hood
HG
Class: 2 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
6 11-1 h
142

Down the field in a couple of 3-mile handicaps since returning from an absence this term, but looked likely winner of Fred Winter 2 years ago (fell last) and could be interesting now dropped in trip.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Total Recall when 9th of 16 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 3m (soft) last month.

Down the field in a couple of 3-mile handicaps since returning from an absence this term, but looked likely winner of Fred Winter 2 years ago (fell last) and could be interesting now dropped in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 2 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 2 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 4 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J D J Mullins 2 0 1 0%
T W P Mullins 5 0 2 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
1PP-3P5
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Royal Vacation (IRE) 72

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

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

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

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 17 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 29.41%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-1 t b
142 WS

Rather gone backwards over fences since landing soft-ground handicap here last term, but shaped better switched back to hurdling last time and had wind operation since. Not ruled out.

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 17l behind Wholestone when fifth of 8 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race here over 2m 4f (heavy) in January.

Rather gone backwards over fences since landing soft-ground handicap here last term, but shaped better switched back to hurdling last time and had wind operation since. Not ruled out.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 6 3 31.6%
Hurdle 9 3 2 33.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 5 1 0 20%
D Distance 5 2 1 40%
G Similar Going 17 5 4 29.4%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 7 2 0 28.6%
HG Blinkers 7 2 0 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 1 0 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 1 0 25%
Connections
J H Cobden 1 0 0 0%
T C L Tizzard 22 6 4 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
2-36123
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Mount Mews (IRE) 25

b g Presenting - Kneeland Lass (Bob Back)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 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
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-1
142

Hasn't totally convinced over fences this term and boasts some strong form over the smaller obstacles, so merits consideration off decent mark switched back to hurdling.

Winner of three hurdle races, two NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 4 behind Black Corton beaten 12l at 5-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Sodexo Reynoldstown Novices' Chase at Ascot over 3m (soft) last month.

Hasn't totally convinced over fences this term and boasts some strong form over the smaller obstacles, so merits consideration off decent mark switched back to hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 3 40%
Hurdle 7 3 3 42.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 4 2 44.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 6 3 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 1 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J B Hughes 10 4 3 40%
T Ruth Jefferson 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
44F72/9
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Max Dynamite (FR) 223 (94F)

b g Great Journey - Mascara (Monsun)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 15 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 6.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-0
141

Followed up fine third in Melbourne Cup with solid effort over shorter trip in Sha Tin Grade 1 in December. Ruby Walsh's choice on return to hurdling so deserving of plenty of respect.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground, but that win was over three years ago. Beaten 18l behind Tigris River at 7-2fav when 9th of 20 on his latest NH outing in a hurdle race at Galway over 2m (yielding) in August last year.

Followed up fine third in Melbourne Cup with solid effort over shorter trip in Sha Tin Grade 1 in December. Ruby Walsh's choice on return to hurdling so deserving of plenty of respect.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 1 2 12.5%
Hurdle 8 1 2 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 14 3 1 21.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 22 3 6 13.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 15 1 4 6.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J P Townend 1 0 0 0%
T W P Mullins 16 3 5 18.8%
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
12
28/2-127
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Fixe Le Kap (FR) 25

gr g Kapgarde - Lady Fix (Turgeon)

Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-0
141 WS2

Listed winner over hurdles in France in May on the back of a mighty effort in the Imperial Cup. However, rather gone backwards since and makes limited appeal.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on soft ground. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Le Patriote when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ascot over 2m 3f (soft) last month.

Listed winner over hurdles in France in May on the back of a mighty effort in the Imperial Cup. However, rather gone backwards since and makes limited appeal.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 3 2 27.3%
Hurdle 10 3 2 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 8 2 2 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 3 2 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J D A Jacob 5 2 1 40%
T N J Henderson 8 3 1 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
512-224
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Stowaway Magic (IRE) 25

b g Stowaway - Irish Mystics (Ali-Royal)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 10-13
140

Useful novice hurdler last season, winning 3 times, but was well held on return to this discipline at Ascot last time and has his work cut out here.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 7l behind Le Patriote when fourth of 9 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ascot over 2m 3f (soft) last month.

Useful novice hurdler last season, winning 3 times, but was well held on return to this discipline at Ascot last time and has his work cut out here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 4 40%
Hurdle 7 3 2 42.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 6 2 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 5 4 41.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 5 2 2 40%
T N J Henderson 11 4 4 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14
1-422
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As You Were (FR) 45

br g Azamour - Princess Skippie (Skip Away)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 10-13 t p
140

Lightly-raced sort who found improvement when second in a Naas maiden last time. However, asked a big question on handicap debut and opening mark not particularly generous.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on soft - heavy ground. Beaten 1/2l by Ballyward when second of 15 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Naas over 2m 3f (soft - heavy) in January.

Lightly-raced sort who found improvement when second in a Naas maiden last time. However, asked a big question on handicap debut and opening mark not particularly generous.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 0 2 0%
Hurdle 3 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 1 2 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 2 0 2 0%
HG Cheek Pieces 2 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D F O'Regan 2 0 1 0%
T A Fleming 3 0 2 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
15
2-1F231
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Springtown Lake (IRE) 42

b g Gamut - Sprightly Gal (Old Vic)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 10-12
139

Opened account over hurdles at Worcester in October and been placed in Grade 2 and listed company since. Made most of easy opportunity latest but faces a totally different test this time.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f on good and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 1-12fav at Leicester over 2m 4f (heavy) in January, beating I'm Always Trying by 38l. Has also won at Worcester this season.

Opened account over hurdles at Worcester in October and been placed in Grade 2 and listed company since. Made most of easy opportunity latest but faces a totally different test this time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 2 4 28.6%
Hurdle 6 2 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 1 2 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 2 4 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 6 2 2 33.3%
T P J Hobbs 7 2 3 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
16
411P-52
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Le Breuil (FR) 95

ch g Anzillero - Slew Dancer (Fabulous Dancer)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 75%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-12
139

Looked a good prospect when landing back-to-back novice hurdles last term and upped game when second in Aintree handicap in December. Still low-mileage and is another to consider.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 6l by Black Ivory when second of 4 at evens fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Aintree over 2m 4f (heavy) in December last year.

Looked a good prospect when landing back-to-back novice hurdles last term and upped game when second in Aintree handicap in December. Still low-mileage and is another to consider.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 2 0 40%
Hurdle 5 2 0 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 4 3 0 75%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 0 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 0 0 0 -
T Ben Pauling 7 3 0 42.9%
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
17
12-2332
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Red Indian 34

b g Sulamani - Rafiya (Halling)

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: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-12
139 2

Made the frame all 4 starts in handicap company this season, latest when runner-up at Towcester last month. Effective with plenty of cut in the ground and should be in the mix once more.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 1m 7f and 2m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 1 1/4l by Brillare Momento when second of 7 at 4-5fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Towcester over 2m 3f (soft) last month.

Made the frame all 4 starts in handicap company this season, latest when runner-up at Towcester last month. Effective with plenty of cut in the ground and should be in the mix once more.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 5 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 5 16.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 2 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 6 2 4 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 2 5 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Bass 4 1 3 25%
T Ben Pauling 7 1 5 14.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
18
32-22F3
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Dusky Legend 46

b m Midnight Legend - Tinagoodnight (Sleeping Car)

Cheltenham Festival: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 10 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 10%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 0 wins, 7 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 10-12
139

Twice placed in the Dawn Run here and respectable third sent back over timber at Doncaster last time. However, may find this stamina test too much for her.

She has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 6f to 2m on good and good to soft ground. Third of 6 behind Maria's Benefit beaten 8l at 5-1 on her latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 olbg.com Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle at Doncaster over 2m 1f (soft) in January.

Twice placed in the Dawn Run here and respectable third sent back over timber at Doncaster last time. However, may find this stamina test too much for her.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 2 11 13.3%
Hurdle 12 2 9 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 0 3 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 10 1 6 10%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 3 11 17.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 0 7 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Wayne Hutchinson 16 2 11 12.5%
T A King 17 3 11 17.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
19
3101-2P
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C'est Jersey (FR) 24

b g Protektor - Myrtille Jersey (Murmure)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing blinkers
HG
6 10-12 b
139

Useful hurdler who failed to build on his promising Fairyhouse chase debut last time. Attentions switched back to smaller obstacles now but others make more appeal.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f on good - yielding and soft ground. Pulled up 2 out when 5-1 in the Group 2 Ten Up Novice Chase at Navan over 3m (soft - heavy) in a Grade 2 chase won by Monbeg Notorious last month on his latest outing.

Useful hurdler who failed to build on his promising Fairyhouse chase debut last time. Attentions switched back to smaller obstacles now but others make more appeal.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 2 4 25%
Hurdle 6 2 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 6 2 3 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J N D Fehily 0 0 0 -
T W P Mullins 7 2 3 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
20
674-715
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The Organist (IRE) 60

b m Alkaadhem - Go On Eileen (Bob Back)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 45.45%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 10-12
139

Resumed winning ways at Newbury over longer trip in December and shaped as if still in good form at Warwick last time. Not out of things.

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Finished 11l behind Black Ivory when fifth of 12 at 8-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Warwick over 3m 1f (soft) in January.

Resumed winning ways at Newbury over longer trip in December and shaped as if still in good form at Warwick last time. Not out of things.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 4 1 30.8%
Hurdle 10 4 0 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 3 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 11 5 1 45.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 5 1 35.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 0 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J L P Aspell 9 3 1 33.3%
T O Sherwood 13 4 1 30.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
21
8-43541
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Jeannot De Nonant (FR) 17

ch g Full Of Gold - Jolie Puce (General Assembly)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing only cheek pieces

Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
6 10-12 p
139

Posted career best, on only second start for Peter Bowen, when winning 8-runner handicap at Southwell last month. This is much tougher but remains relatively unexposed over this sort of trip.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 2f to 3m on soft ground. A winner at 10-1 in a hurdle race at Southwell over 3m (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Kansas City Chief by 3l.

Posted career best, on only second start for Peter Bowen, when winning 8-runner handicap at Southwell last month. This is much tougher but remains relatively unexposed over this sort of trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 3 2 17.7%
Hurdle 13 3 2 23.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 2 1 18.2%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 4 1 0 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sean Bowen 1 1 0 100%
T P Bowen 2 1 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
22
5-51119
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Flemcara (IRE) 39

b g Flemensfirth - Cara Mara (Saddlers' Hall)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
6 10-6 t
138

Much improved since switched to handicaps, completing hat-trick in good style at Chepstow in January. Not seen to best effect at Sandown last time but this mark demands new personal best.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 4f to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 13l behind Topofthegame at 16-1 when 9th of 17 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfred Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 7f (soft) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

Much improved since switched to handicaps, completing hat-trick in good style at Chepstow in January. Not seen to best effect at Sandown last time but this mark demands new personal best.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 2 37.5%
Hurdle 7 3 1 42.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 3 1 42.9%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 5 3 0 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Patrick Cowley 4 3 0 75%
T Miss E C Lavelle 8 3 1 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
23
66-2342
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Barra (FR) 38

b f Vendangeur - Oasaka (Robin Des Champs)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 11 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 9.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 10-10 t
137 1

Upped her game, on handicap bow, when second in 18-runner contest at Leopardstown (18f) last month. 4 lb higher now but will be a player if handling this longer trip.

Winner of a hurdle race and four NH flat races from 1m 4f to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Beaten 8l by Alletrix when second of 18 at 25-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m 2f (soft) last month.

Upped her game, on handicap bow, when second in 18-runner contest at Leopardstown (18f) last month. 4 lb higher now but will be a player if handling this longer trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 1 5 8.3%
Hurdle 12 1 5 8.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 1 4 9.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 8 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J W Kennedy 3 1 0 33.3%
T G Elliott 12 1 5 8.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
24
13-31F5
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Bastien (FR) 32

b g Panoramic - Que Du Charmil (Grand Seigneur)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 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
7 10-10
137

Comfortable winner of Towcester handicap in November and in process of running well when falling last at Wincanton next time. Well held latest, however, and pitched into deeper contest now.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 16l behind Talkischeap when fifth of 8 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 3m (soft) last month.

Comfortable winner of Towcester handicap in November and in process of running well when falling last at Wincanton next time. Well held latest, however, and pitched into deeper contest now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 3 1 42.9%
Hurdle 7 3 1 42.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 6 2 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 3 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Tom Cannon 0 0 0 -
T A King 9 3 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
25
1-36133
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Graceful Legend 53

b m Midnight Legend - Clover Green (Presenting)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 14 runs, 4 wins, 6 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 10-4 p
136

Won 4 mares' handicap hurdles last season and further progress when scoring at Ascot in November. Not at her best last time, though, and others appear better treated.

Winner of five hurdle races from 2m 2f to 2m 6f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 5 behind La Bague Au Roi beaten 29l at 6-1 on her latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 olbg.com Mares' Hurdle at Ascot over 2m 7f (soft) in January.

Won 4 mares' handicap hurdles last season and further progress when scoring at Ascot in November. Not at her best last time, though, and others appear better treated.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 5 4 35.7%
Hurdle 14 5 4 35.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 14 4 6 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J Max Kendrick 6 3 2 50%
T B I Case 16 5 6 31.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
26
341-680
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Project Bluebook (FR) 32

bl g Sinndar - Apperella (Rainbow Quest)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
5 10-9
136

Rounded off juvenile campaign with Grade 3 win at Fairyhouse, but hasn't really threatened this season and these conditions unlikely to play to his strengths. NON RUNNER.

He has won three hurdle races at 2m on good and good - yielding ground. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Kalashnikov when 18th of 24 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury over 2m (soft) last month.

Rounded off juvenile campaign with Grade 3 win at Fairyhouse, but hasn't really threatened this season and these conditions unlikely to play to his strengths. NON RUNNER.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 3 2 33.3%
Hurdle 9 3 2 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 2 4 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 6 5 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 1 1 20%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J Non Runner 0 0 0 -
T J J Quinn 21 6 5 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
27
122220
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Mischievious Max (IRE) 75

ch g Dubai Destination - Saabga (Woodman)

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

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

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 6 runs, 0 wins, 5 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
5 10-5
135 6

In fine form when second in C&D handicap last autumn but disappointed sole start since and faces a stiff task in this company.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 6f on good ground. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Mind's Eye when 10th of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 2m 4f (soft) in December last year.

In fine form when second in C&D handicap last autumn but disappointed sole start since and faces a stiff task in this company.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 1 5 12.5%
Hurdle 8 1 5 12.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 6 0 5 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 7 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J J Slevin 7 1 5 14.3%
T Joseph P O'Brien 12 2 7 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Nicky Henderson has landed this prize twice in the last eight years with Spirit River and Whisper and the latter's colours are on show again here with market protagonist William Henry, who wears first-time cheekpieces and has course-winning form, but may not necessarily enjoy conditions. The leading-most trainer in terms of Cheltenham winners also runs Burbank, who was fourth in the Ballymore here last year, and Stowaway Magic, but the eye is drawn to FIXE LE KAP. Beaten at odds-on on his chasing debut before switching to hurdles last time for a quick spin, the six-year-old remains unexposed in this sphere and is a three-time winner with the word 'soft' appearing in the going description. Topofthegame won a hot Sandown handicap last time while Le Breuil has long been held in high regard by Ben Pauling and looks well handicapped.

4

15:30 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1)

1m 7f 199y

Winner £227,800 - 9 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
11111-1
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Altior (IRE) 32

b g High Chaparral - Monte Solaro (Key Of Luck)

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

Course: 3 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 13 runs, 11 wins, 1 place, 84.62%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 10 runs, 8 wins, 1 place, 80%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 8 wins, 1 place, 80%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
8 11-10
170 WS2

Unbeaten top-class hurdler and even better over fences, winning Arkle last year. Delayed return this term due to wind op but looked every bit as good as ever in beating Politologue at Newbury.

Has won five hurdle races, a NH flat race and seven chases from 1m 7f to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase when 1-3fav in the Group 2 Betfair Exchange Chase at Newbury over 2m (soft) last month, beating Politologue by 4l.

Unbeaten top-class hurdler and even better over fences, winning Arkle last year. Delayed return this term due to wind op but looked every bit as good as ever in beating Politologue at Newbury.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 12 0 100%
Chase 7 7 0 100%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 3 0 100%
C Course 3 3 0 100%
D Distance 13 11 1 84.6%
G Similar Going 10 8 1 80%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 13 1 86.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 8 1 80%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 10 10 0 100%
T N J Henderson 15 13 1 86.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
111/4-P3
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Ar Mad (FR) 95

b g Tiger Groom - Omelia (April Night)

Distance: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-10 p1
159

Bold-jumping front-runner who was a Grade 1 winner during his novice season but has been an infrequent visitor to the track since. Behind Politologue in Tingle Creek in December and off again since.

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 1m 7f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 6 behind Politologue beaten 6l at 8-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown over 1m 7f (good to soft) in December last year.

Bold-jumping front-runner who was a Grade 1 winner during his novice season but has been an infrequent visitor to the track since. Behind Politologue in Tingle Creek in December and off again since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 5 1 41.7%
Chase 8 4 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 3 0 50%
G Similar Going 10 4 1 40%
Headgear
Today (P only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 2 0 40%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Joshua Moore 8 5 0 62.5%
T G L Moore 12 5 1 41.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
12F3-44
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Charbel (IRE) 95

b g Iffraaj - Eoz (Sadler's Wells)

Distance: 13 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 38.46%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 10%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-10 p
156

Running big race when falling 2 out in last year's Arkle, although he wouldn't have troubled Altior. Fine fourth to Politologue in Tingle Creek but surely playing for minor honours at best.

Winner of two hurdle races, two NH flat races and a chase at 2m on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 6l behind Politologue when fourth of 6 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown over 1m 7f (good to soft) in December last year.

Running big race when falling 2 out in last year's Arkle, although he wouldn't have troubled Altior. Fine fourth to Politologue in Tingle Creek but surely playing for minor honours at best.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 2 25%
Chase 5 1 0 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 13 5 1 38.5%
G Similar Going 12 4 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (P only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 1 1 10%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Bass 11 3 2 27.3%
T K C Bailey 12 3 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
1/11117-
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Douvan (FR) 364

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

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

Course: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 9 runs, 8 wins, 0 places, 88.89%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 14 runs, 13 wins, 0 places, 92.86%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 12 runs, 11 wins, 0 places, 91.67%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-10
170

Outstanding performer at his best but unbeaten run for this yard ended with a poor run in this race 12 months ago and hasn't been seen since. Walsh does side with him over Min, though.

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

Outstanding performer at his best but unbeaten run for this yard ended with a poor run in this race 12 months ago and hasn't been seen since. Walsh does side with him over Min, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 13 0 92.9%
Chase 10 9 0 90%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
C Course 3 2 0 66.7%
D Distance 9 8 0 88.9%
G Similar Going 14 13 0 92.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 13 0 92.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 12 11 0 91.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr P W Mullins 1 1 0 100%
T W P Mullins 14 13 0 92.9%
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
3553-63
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God's Own (IRE) 60

b g Oscar - Dantes Term (Phardante)

Cheltenham Festival: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course and Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 16 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 18.75%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 23 runs, 6 wins, 6 places, 26.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 21 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 19.05%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-10
158

Top-class Grade-1 winning chaser at his best. Some way below that level in 2 outings this term but he's one who tends to come into his own in the spring.

Winner of three hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to yielding. Third of 6 behind Waiting Patiently beaten 12l at 5-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Kempton over 2m 4f (good to soft) in January.

Top-class Grade-1 winning chaser at his best. Some way below that level in 2 outings this term but he's one who tends to come into his own in the spring.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 7 7 23.3%
Chase 23 4 6 17.4%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 0 1 0%
C Course 4 0 1 0%
D Distance 16 3 6 18.8%
G Similar Going 23 6 6 26.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 30 7 8 23.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 21 4 5 19.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 22 6 5 27.3%
T T R George 31 7 8 22.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
2/11-1D1
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Min (FR) 39

b g Walk In The Park - Phemyka (Saint Estephe)

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

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

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 7 wins, 2 places, 77.78%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 80%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
7 11-10
167

Only scrambled home from Simply Ned at Leopardstown over Christmas (subsequently lost race in stewards' room) but quickly back on the up when hammering that same rival back there last month.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from soft to yielding - soft. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase when 11-8fav in the Group 2 Coral Dublin Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (soft) last month, beating Simply Ned by 12l.

Only scrambled home from Simply Ned at Leopardstown over Christmas (subsequently lost race in stewards' room) but quickly back on the up when hammering that same rival back there last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 7 2 77.8%
Chase 5 5 0 100%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 9 7 2 77.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 7 2 77.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 4 1 80%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P Townend 2 2 0 100%
T W P Mullins 8 7 1 87.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
232-234
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Ordinary World (IRE) 39

br g Milan - Saucy Present (Presenting)

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

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

Distance: 15 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 13.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 14 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 7.14%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 0 wins, 5 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 11-10
157

Third to Altior in Arkle last term and has continued in good form this time round. Would have finished second to Min at Leopardstown last time but for blundering the last. This tougher still, though.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m on good and good - yielding ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Min when fourth of 7 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Coral Dublin Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Third to Altior in Arkle last term and has continued in good form this time round. Would have finished second to Min at Leopardstown last time but for blundering the last. This tougher still, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 2 6 11.8%
Chase 8 1 5 12.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 15 2 6 13.3%
G Similar Going 14 1 5 7.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 2 7 13.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 0 5 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D N Russell 8 1 5 12.5%
T H de Bromhead 18 2 7 11.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
4F-1112
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Politologue (FR) 32

gr g Poliglote - Scarlet Row (Turgeon)

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 7 wins, 1 place, 63.64%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 11 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 45.45%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-10
163

Top-class performances when winning first 3 outings this term, including Tingle Creek, but readily outgunned by Altior in Game Spirit at Newbury last time. Hard to see how he can turn the tables.

Has won two hurdle races and six chases from 1m 7f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 4l by Altior when second of 3 at 5-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Betfair Exchange Chase at Newbury over 2m (soft) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

Top-class performances when winning first 3 outings this term, including Tingle Creek, but readily outgunned by Altior in Game Spirit at Newbury last time. Hard to see how he can turn the tables.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 8 1 53.3%
Chase 10 6 1 60%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 3 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 2 0 50%
G Similar Going 11 7 1 63.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 7 1 58.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 11 5 1 45.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 12 5 1 41.7%
T P F Nicholls 14 7 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Special Tiara 39

b g Kayf Tara - Special Choice (Bob Back)

Cheltenham Festival: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
CF has previously won at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course and Distance: 8 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 12.5%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 8 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 12.5%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 25 runs, 6 wins, 6 places, 24%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 21.05%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 24 runs, 5 wins, 6 places, 20.83%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
11 11-10
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Made it fourth time lucky in this race 12 months ago but hasn't hit the same heights in 2 completed runs this term and surprise if doesn't come up a little short this time round.

Winner of a hurdle race and six chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to yielding. Third of 7 behind Min beaten 12l at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Coral Dublin Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Made it fourth time lucky in this race 12 months ago but hasn't hit the same heights in 2 completed runs this term and surprise if doesn't come up a little short this time round.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 31 7 8 22.6%
Chase 27 6 6 22.2%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 8 1 3 12.5%
C Course 8 1 3 12.5%
D Distance 25 6 6 24%
G Similar Going 19 4 5 21.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 30 7 8 23.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 24 5 6 20.8%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J N D Fehily 13 3 4 23.1%
T H de Bromhead 32 7 9 21.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Altior returned from a wind problem to readily see off two opponents, including the reopposing Politologue, at Newbury last month and he will be fancied by many to maintain his unbeaten record over fences. However, it was announced on Monday that Nicky Henderson's charge was lame and some puss had been located in the frog of his foot, so with his participation hanging in the balance, the vote goes to DOUVAN. The eight-year-old has also had his well-publicised problems, not featuring since injuring himself in last year's renewal of this event, but recent vibes from the Mullins camp have been positive and it speaks volumes that Ruby Walsh has chosen to ride him over stablemate Min. The last-named runner arrives having had a much better preparation, bolting up in Grade 2 company at the Dublin Racing Festival last time, and he seems sure to run a big race, while Politologue and last season's winner Special Tiara may interest those looking to play each-way.