Aintree 07 December 2019

Going: Good to Soft
Draw Advantage: None
 
Rain

Forecast: Rain
Temperature: 8.7° - 11.0°
Rainfall: 3.10mm
Wind: 16.5 mph SW

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1

11:30 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Play Casino At Virgin Bet Novices' Hurdle

2m 209y

Winner £7,798 - 7 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
4/599-21
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Champagne Mist (IRE) 87

b g Stowaway - Valentines Misty (Presenting)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
8 11-4 h
117

Fairly useful hurdler who comfortably landed 9-runner novice (2/1) at Uttoxeter (19.9f, good) 87 days ago. This is tougher so he faces no easy task under his penalty.

A winner at 2-1 in a maiden hurdle race at Uttoxeter over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing in September, beating Mason Jar by 2 1/2l.

Fairly useful hurdler who comfortably landed 9-runner novice (2/1) at Uttoxeter (19.9f, good) 87 days ago. This is tougher so he faces no easy task under his penalty.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 1 20%
Hurdle 5 1 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 1 1 20%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 3 1 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L Treadwell 2 1 1 50%
T A Ralph 5 1 1 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
222-1
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Edwardstone 28

b g Kayf Tara - Nothingtoloose (Luso)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-4
 - 

Runner-up all three bumper runs before (6/1) landing 15f novice at Wincanton (soft) on hurdles bow in taking style. Sure to build on that and he holds good claims here, despite his penalty.

A winner at 6-1 in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 1m 7f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Fiddlerontheroof by 3/4l.

Runner-up all three bumper runs before (6/1) landing 15f novice at Wincanton (soft) on hurdles bow in taking style. Sure to build on that and he holds good claims here, despite his penalty.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 1 0 100%
Hurdle 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 1 3 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 3 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Tom Cannon 1 1 0 100%
T A King 4 1 3 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
5
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Cardiff Bay 39

br g Arcadio - Spangle Island (Heron Island)

5 10-12
 - 

16/1, promising fifth in 2m bumper at Chepstow (good to soft) 39 days ago. Makes hurdles debut now but this is no easy introduction.

Dam a lightly raced maiden. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Plenty In The Tank when fifth of 9 on his racecourse debut at Chepstow over 2m (good to soft) in October.

16/1, promising fifth in 2m bumper at Chepstow (good to soft) 39 days ago. Makes hurdles debut now but this is no easy introduction.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 0 0 0 -
T Evan Williams 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
2-2
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Chance A Tune (FR) 65

b g My Risk - Lyric Melody (Lyphard's Wish)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
5 10-12
 - 

4/1, made promising hurdling debut when close second of 7 in novice at Warwick (16f, good to soft) 65 days ago. Good sort who's sure to improve (winner has gone in again since) so firmly in the mix.

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from two starts. Beaten 3/4l by Tea Clipper when second of 7 at 4-1 on his hurdling debut at Warwick over 2m (good) in October.

4/1, made promising hurdling debut when close second of 7 in novice at Warwick (16f, good to soft) 65 days ago. Good sort who's sure to improve (winner has gone in again since) so firmly in the mix.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 1 0%
Hurdle 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 2 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 2 0 2 0%
T N A Twiston-Davies 2 0 2 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
33-42
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Harry Senior (IRE) 32

b g Oscar - Surf Like A Lady (Presenting)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 10-12
133

4/1, still green but built on hurdling debut promise when excellent runner-up in novice at Exeter (16.8f, soft) 32 days ago. Winner, 3rd and 4th have all won since so he rates big player here.

Placed in a hurdle race and a point-to-point from four starts. Beaten 1 3/4l by Sporting John when second of 13 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

4/1, still green but built on hurdling debut promise when excellent runner-up in novice at Exeter (16.8f, soft) 32 days ago. Winner, 3rd and 4th have all won since so he rates big player here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 0 1 0%
Hurdle 2 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 0 0 0 -
T C L Tizzard 3 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
53F1-56
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Court Glory (IRE) 12

b m Court Cave - Ad Gloria (Shernazar)

7 10-5
 - 

Has shown ability both starts over hurdles, sixth of 16 in novice (33/1) at Ludlow (15.8f, heavy) 12 days ago. This demands a lot more however.

A winner of a point-to-point at 3m on good ground. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Garry Clermont when sixth of 16 on her latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Ludlow over 2m (soft) last month.

Has shown ability both starts over hurdles, sixth of 16 in novice (33/1) at Ludlow (15.8f, heavy) 12 days ago. This demands a lot more however.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 0 0 0%
Hurdle 2 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 2 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 1 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J McGrath 0 0 0 -
T Henry Oliver 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
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Lightening Dance (63F)

b m Nathaniel - Dance Lively (Kingmambo)

Similar Going: 10 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing only a hood

Hood: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
6 10-5 h
 - 

Fair 12f winner on flat for Amanda Perrett. Hood on for her hurdling bow here (won in it on flat) but she faces no easy start to her hurdling career.

Beaten 11l behind Specialise at 16-1 when seventh of 12 on her latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 4f (good to soft) in October. Having her first run for a new stable today, previously with Mrs A J Perrett.

Fair 12f winner on flat for Amanda Perrett. Hood on for her hurdling bow here (won in it on flat) but she faces no easy start to her hurdling career.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 10 2 3 20%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 3 1 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Henry Brooke 0 0 0 -
T D McCain Jnr 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Edwardstone built on the promise he showed in bumpers last season when scoring in a warm novice hurdle at Wincanton last month and the son of Kayf Tara warrants plenty of respect under a penalty. That said, it will take a decent performance to beat HARRY SENIOR, who has acquitted himself well on both his outings over timber, most notably when second to a smart prospect at Exeter last time, and already boasts a BHA rating of 133. Champagne Mist, a winner at Uttoxeter over 2m4f in September, and Chance A Tune appear best of the remainder.

2

12:00 Aintree (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Houghton Mares' Chase (Listed)

2m 3f 200y

Winner £14,238 - 4 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1U1FP-1
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Atlanta Ablaze 30

b m Kayf Tara - Rocheflamme (Snurge)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 18 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 30%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-4
147

Pair of listed chase wins last season and landed another success at this level on 3m Market Rasen reappearance. Can remain competitive, but this does ask for more against Casablanca Mix.

Winner of a hurdle race and five chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. A winner at 3-1 in a chase at Market Rasen over 3m (heavy) on her latest outing last month, beating Annie Angel by 1/2l.

Pair of listed chase wins last season and landed another success at this level on 3m Market Rasen reappearance. Can remain competitive, but this does ask for more against Casablanca Mix.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 6 2 31.6%
Chase 13 5 1 38.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 18 3 3 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 6 3 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 3 0 30%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 7 4 0 57.1%
T H D Daly 22 6 3 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
2930-11
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Casablanca Mix (FR) 140

ch m Shirocco - Latitude (Kadalko)

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: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 17 runs, 5 wins, 5 places, 29.41%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-4
154

Put it all together back over fences to win at Aintree in May and confirmed that she's a smart mare when following up in valuable Summer Plate at Market Rasen. Very much the one to beat.

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m 2f to 2m 5f on good and good to soft ground. Won on her latest outing in a chase when 5-1jt-fav at Market Rasen over 2m 5f (good to soft) in July, beating Royal Village by 8l. Has also won at Aintree this season.

Put it all together back over fences to win at Aintree in May and confirmed that she's a smart mare when following up in valuable Summer Plate at Market Rasen. Very much the one to beat.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 5 5 29.4%
Chase 10 3 4 30%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 7 2 2 28.6%
G Similar Going 17 5 5 29.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 7 5 36.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 7 2 2 28.6%
T N J Henderson 12 3 4 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
124426
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Holly Flight (FR) 123

b m Walk In The Park - Lover Flight (Saint Cyrien)

Similar Going: 15 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 6.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 12 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 8.33%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 15 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 6.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
8 11-0 t
117

Fair winning chaser for Paul O'Flynn in Ireland. Needs to advance her form significantly at this level starting out for Keith Dalgleish.

She has won a hurdle race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Mr Smith when sixth of 8 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Roscommon over 3m (soft) in August. Having her first run for a new stable today.

Fair winning chaser for Paul O'Flynn in Ireland. Needs to advance her form significantly at this level starting out for Keith Dalgleish.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 1 3 6.7%
Chase 9 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 15 1 3 6.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 12 1 3 8.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Craig Nichol 0 0 0 -
T K Dalgleish 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
23-4612
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Listen Dear (IRE) 23

b m Robin Des Champs - Crescendor (Lavirco)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 20 runs, 8 wins, 5 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 37.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-0
141

Prolific early in her career and back to form from out of the blue when successful over hurdles at Limerick in October. Brushed aside by winner in listed company returned to fences at Clonmel.

Has won four hurdle races, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Beaten 34l by Shattered Love when second of 4 at 5-2 on her latest outing in a chase at Clonmel over 2m 4f (soft - heavy) last month.

Prolific early in her career and back to form from out of the blue when successful over hurdles at Limerick in October. Brushed aside by winner in listed company returned to fences at Clonmel.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 8 4 44.4%
Chase 12 4 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 20 8 5 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 24 9 6 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 3 0 37.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B Hayes 0 0 0 -
T W P Mullins 23 9 5 39.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

CASABLANCA MIX kept on strongly to land a Listed handicap over the extended 2m5f at Market Rasen in the summer and if fully tuned up for this comeback assignment, Nicky Henderson's seven-year-old could take plenty of stopping. Atlanta Ablaze knuckled down well to strike in a mares' Listed contest last time and commands respect, though Listen Dear has Grade 3-winning chase form to her name as a novice and is feared most in receipt of 4lb from the aforementioned pair.

3

12:30 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Best Odds Guaranteed At Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

2m 3f 200y

Winner £10,397 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
4P/3911-
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Fixed Rate 392

b g Oasis Dream - Pretty Face (Rainbow Quest)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 20 runs, 6 wins, 3 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 75%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 17 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 29.41%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 4 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 75%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-12 t p
135

Fairly useful hurdler who has improved markedly for the switch to chasing, supplementing his Huntingdon success at Kelso (21.6f) in November. Jumping looks a real asset and he merits respect again.

Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 6f on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 5-1 in a chase at Kelso over 2m 6f (good) on his latest outing in November last year, beating Some Reign by 14l.

Fairly useful hurdler who has improved markedly for the switch to chasing, supplementing his Huntingdon success at Kelso (21.6f) in November. Jumping looks a real asset and he merits respect again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 4 26.3%
Chase 2 2 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 2 1 66.7%
G Similar Going 20 6 3 30%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 4 3 0 75%
HG Cheek Pieces 4 3 0 75%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 8 2 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Bannister 9 4 0 44.4%
T C J Mann 19 5 4 26.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
113F-48
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Cracking Find (IRE) 36

b g Robin Des Pres - Crack The Kicker (Anshan)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 25 runs, 7 wins, 3 places, 28%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 11 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 9.09%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-9
132

Did well last season, landing back-to-back handicaps at up to 2m during the winter. However, mark suffered as a result and he's yet to fire in 2 outings this season.

Has won two hurdle races, five chases and a point-to-point from 1m 7f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Guitar Pete when last of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Did well last season, landing back-to-back handicaps at up to 2m during the winter. However, mark suffered as a result and he's yet to fire in 2 outings this season.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 7 3 28%
Chase 18 5 2 27.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 25 7 3 28%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 26 7 3 26.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 11 1 2 9.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Danny Cook 21 5 3 23.8%
T Mrs S J Smith 25 7 3 28%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
4429-16
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Lake Takapuna (IRE) 125

b g Shantou - Close To Shore (Bob Back)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 27 runs, 4 wins, 6 places, 14.81%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Visor: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a visor
HG
9 11-5 v
128

Back to winning ways over hurdles at Roscommon (16.6f) in May but essentially disappointing back over fences at Galway in August. Has since switched yards and interesting what the market makes of him.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Well beaten at 7-2 behind All The Answers when sixth of 13 on his latest outing in a chase at Galway over 2m 2f (soft) in August. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Back to winning ways over hurdles at Roscommon (16.6f) in May but essentially disappointing back over fences at Galway in August. Has since switched yards and interesting what the market makes of him.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 4 6 14.8%
Chase 17 2 3 11.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 27 4 6 14.8%
Headgear
HG Today (V only) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
T J P L Ewart 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
3113-18
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Cap St Vincent (FR) 35

b g Muhtathir - Criquetot (Epervier Bleu)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 27.27%
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
7 11-5
128

Further progress over fences when making a winning return at Exeter (19.2f) in October. Struggled in a listed handicap at Ascot since but this less demanding at least.

He has won three chases from 2m to 2m 3f on good ground. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Diego Du Charmil when eighth of 12 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Further progress over fences when making a winning return at Exeter (19.2f) in October. Struggled in a listed handicap at Ascot since but this less demanding at least.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 3 2 27.3%
Chase 6 3 2 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 3 2 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 3 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 1 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J R Johnson 1 0 0 0%
T Tim Vaughan 10 3 2 30%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
20F7-61
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Rebel Royal (IRE) 53

b g Getaway - Molly Duffy (Oscar)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-4
127

Record as a hurdler was mixed but he took to chasing really well when off the mark at Huntingdon (19.8f) in October. Handicapper has had his say but he rates the type to improve in any case.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m and 2m 4f on good ground. A winner at 11-1 in a chase at Huntingdon over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing in October, beating Definitelyanoscar by 8l.

Record as a hurdler was mixed but he took to chasing really well when off the mark at Huntingdon (19.8f) in October. Handicapper has had his say but he rates the type to improve in any case.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 2 22.2%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 10 2 2 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 2 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Tom Cannon 2 1 0 50%
T A King 4 1 0 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
434P-PP
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Acdc (IRE) 28

b g King's Theatre - Always Alert (Slip Anchor)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 20 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 15%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 13 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 23.08%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-3 t
126 WS2

Multiple chase winner at up to 3m who ran no sort of race over C&D in the spring, and similar story on back of wind surgery at Kelso (21.6f) last month (pulled up). Usual hood left off now.

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 4 out when 16-1 at Kelso over 2m 6f (heavy) in a chase won by Well Above Par last month on his latest outing.

Multiple chase winner at up to 3m who ran no sort of race over C&D in the spring, and similar story on back of wind surgery at Kelso (21.6f) last month (pulled up). Usual hood left off now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 5 4 22.7%
Chase 16 4 3 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 20 3 5 15%
Headgear
Today (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 8 2 0 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 1 0 20%
Connections
J Henry Brooke 0 0 0 -
T C Grant 24 5 5 20.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
116-232
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Monsieur Co (FR) 35

b g Turgeon - Cayras Style (Trempolino)

Similar Going: 20 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 9 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 9 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-2 t p
125

Fairly useful winning chaser who ran up to his best on back of 5 months off when second at Ayr (2m) last month. Mark does look about right on that evidence, however.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 1m 7f to 2m 1f on good and soft ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Ardera Cross when second of 6 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Ayr over 2m (soft) last month.

Fairly useful winning chaser who ran up to his best on back of 5 months off when second at Ayr (2m) last month. Mark does look about right on that evidence, however.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 5 1 22.7%
Chase 15 4 1 26.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 20 5 1 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 9 3 1 33.3%
HG Cheek Pieces 9 3 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 9 1 1 11.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 1 0%
Connections
J Craig Nichol 0 0 0 -
T K Dalgleish 10 3 1 30%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
25713-3
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Amoola Gold (GER) 30

b g Mamool - Aughamore Beauty (Dara Monarch)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-2
125

Quickly surpassed hurdles form when making a winning chase debut at Hereford 13 months ago. Placed both starts since, third at Newbury (19.8f) on return and claims provided he jumps better here.

A winner of a chase at 2m on good ground. Third of 11 behind Azzerti beaten 2 3/4l at 4-1fav on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Quickly surpassed hurdles form when making a winning chase debut at Hereford 13 months ago. Placed both starts since, third at Newbury (19.8f) on return and claims provided he jumps better here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 3 16.7%
Chase 3 1 2 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 8 1 4 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 4 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 2 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bridget Andrews 2 1 1 50%
T D Skelton 8 1 4 12.5%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
2535-1
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Sammy Bill 26

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Samrana (Tagula)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-1
124

Caught the eye in a trio of starts over hurdles and much-improved form to make a winning chase debut at Kempton (20.5f) in November, quickening clear impressively. 14 lb higher now but more to come.

A winner at 12-1 in a chase at Kempton over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Celtic Joy by 11l.

Caught the eye in a trio of starts over hurdles and much-improved form to make a winning chase debut at Kempton (20.5f) in November, quickening clear impressively. 14 lb higher now but more to come.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 1 1 25%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 4 1 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 1 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 4 1 1 25%
T O Sherwood 4 1 1 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
4U8F6/8-
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Charmix (FR) 552

br g Laveron - Open Up (Fabulous Don)

Similar Going: 16 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 18.75%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-0
123

Fairly useful at his best but off 18 months and has his first run since leaving Sandy Thomson now so a lot to prove here.

He has won two hurdle races, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 28-1 when eighth of 11 on his latest outing in a chase at Perth over 3m (good) in June last year. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Fairly useful at his best but off 18 months and has his first run since leaving Sandy Thomson now so a lot to prove here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 3 1 16.7%
Chase 11 1 0 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 5 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 16 3 1 18.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 3 1 21.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 6 1 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Callum Bewley 1 0 0 0%
T Miss Lucinda V Russell 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
12/54-41
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Duhallow Lad (IRE) 19

b g Papal Bull - Macca Luna (Kahyasi)

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 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
8 10-1
110

Low-mileage 7-y-o who stepped up on his comeback run when landing a small-field Plumpton handicap (19.7f) 3 weeks ago. Won with a good deal to spare then and 3 lb rise fair.

Successful in two chases at 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 5-4fav at Plumpton over 2m 4f (soft) last month, beating Le Coeur Net by 3l.

Low-mileage 7-y-o who stepped up on his comeback run when landing a small-field Plumpton handicap (19.7f) 3 weeks ago. Won with a good deal to spare then and 3 lb rise fair.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 2 3 18.2%
Chase 6 2 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 6 1 1 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 2 4 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J James Best 0 0 0 -
T A E Jones 11 2 3 18.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

SAMMY BILL looked one to keep on the right side of when slamming his rivals by 11 lengths on his seasonal/fencing bow at Kempton and looks the most likely winner with Fixed Rate, who has been off the track for 13 months, having an absence to overcome. Rebel Royal has been handed an 11lb rise for his easy victory at Huntingdon in October and has place claims along with Amoola Gold, who is entitled to strip fitter for his reappearance outing at Newbury.

4

13:00 Aintree (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Watch Live Racing At Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle

2m 4f

Winner £18,570 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
3/2540-7
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Clyne 49

b g Hernando - Lauderdale (Nebos)

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

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 15 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 20%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-12
143

Proved his stamina for 3m when second to Unowhatimeanharry on Newbury reappearance last term. Shaped as though in need of the run on October's return and he's been eased 5 lb for that.

Winner of six hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 14l behind Monsieur Lecoq at 7-1 when seventh of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ffos Las over 2m (soft) in October.

Proved his stamina for 3m when second to Unowhatimeanharry on Newbury reappearance last term. Shaped as though in need of the run on October's return and he's been eased 5 lb for that.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 6 6 27.3%
Hurdle 21 6 6 28.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 15 3 5 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 22 6 6 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 2 2 40%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 1 3 20%
Connections
J L P Aspell 2 1 0 50%
T Evan Williams 22 6 6 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
1/3F1-58
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Robin The Raven (IRE) 30

b g Robin Des Pres - Omyn Supreme (Supreme Leader)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 35.71%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 11 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 36.36%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
8 11-10 t p
141

Better than ever when making light of 11-month absence at Warwick in April. Has shaped like one with problems both starts since so now has a bit to prove.

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Diablo De Rouhet when eighth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Better than ever when making light of 11-month absence at Warwick in April. Has shaped like one with problems both starts since so now has a bit to prove.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 4 1 40%
Hurdle 8 4 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 14 5 3 35.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 6 2 0 33.3%
HG Cheek Pieces 11 4 1 36.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J David Bass 11 5 1 45.5%
T K C Bailey 13 5 2 38.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
11F1-12
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One Night In Milan (IRE) 80

b g Milan - Native Mo (Be My Native)

Similar Going: 10 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-7
138

Big improver in handicaps, winning first 4 completed starts. Further progress when second at Kelso (21f) in September and his profile is a positive one.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m 3f to 3m 1f on good ground. Beaten 1l by Aye Right when second of 4 at 10-11fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 5f (good) in September.

Big improver in handicaps, winning first 4 completed starts. Further progress when second at Kelso (21f) in September and his profile is a positive one.

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 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 10 4 0 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 4 0 44.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Craig Nichol 0 0 0 -
T K Dalgleish 8 4 0 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
4
217500/
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Coeur de Lion 631 (56F)

b g Pour Moi - Hora (Hernando)

Similar Going: 20 runs, 2 wins, 9 places, 10%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 17 runs, 1 win, 8 places, 5.88%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 10-13
137

Won twice in juvenile company over hurdles and far from disgraced when seventh in the 2018 Triumph Hurdle. Improved performer on the level since though did suffer a heavy defeat at Newmarket latest.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago (latest flat win was in May). Well beaten at 33-1 when 15th of 23 on his latest NH outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (soft) in March last year.

Won twice in juvenile company over hurdles and far from disgraced when seventh in the 2018 Triumph Hurdle. Improved performer on the level since though did suffer a heavy defeat at Newmarket latest.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 2 2 25%
Hurdle 8 2 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 20 2 9 10%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 4 7 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 17 1 8 5.9%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Mr Max Martin Browne 0 0 0 -
T A King 30 5 12 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
232/111-
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Black Sam Bella 563

b m Black Sam Bellamy - Newton Mo (Homo Sapien)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 11-6
137

Most progressive in handicaps this spring, supplementing her Uttoxeter (23f) victory in taking style at Aintree (24.7f) last week (value for more than winning margin). NON RUNNER.

She has won three hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on good ground. Won on her latest outing in a hurdle race when 10-11fav at Warwick over 3m 1f (good) in May last year, beating Wait For Me by 5l.

Most progressive in handicaps this spring, supplementing her Uttoxeter (23f) victory in taking style at Aintree (24.7f) last week (value for more than winning margin). NON RUNNER.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 3 2 50%
Hurdle 6 3 2 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 7 3 3 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 3 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Non Runner 0 0 0 -
T D Skelton 7 3 3 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
30/2R0-2
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Mount Mews (IRE) 21

b g Presenting - Kneeland Lass (Bob Back)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-5 p1
136

Useful winning hurdler/chaser at his best but refused to race on one occasion last term. Down in class and more of an impact when second at Wetherby last month, but he didn't jump fluently.

Winner of three hurdle races, two NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 3/4l by Sakhee's City when second of 8 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Useful winning hurdler/chaser at his best but refused to race on one occasion last term. Down in class and more of an impact when second at Wetherby last month, but he didn't jump fluently.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 4 4 26.7%
Hurdle 11 3 4 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 4 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 15 5 3 33.3%
Headgear
Today (P only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 1 0%
Connections
J W T Kennedy 1 0 1 0%
T D McCain Jnr 4 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
7-21116
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Mason Jar (FR) 29

ch g No Risk At All - Queen's Theatre (King's Theatre)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-9
133

Another to benefit from the switch to this yard, completing hat-trick in Ascot conditional jockeys' event. Fontwell race may have come too soon and he could easily regain progressive thread.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 19l behind Paseo when sixth of 9 at 10-11fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Fontwell over 2m 3f (soft) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

Another to benefit from the switch to this yard, completing hat-trick in Ascot conditional jockeys' event. Fontwell race may have come too soon and he could easily regain progressive thread.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 3 3 33.3%
Hurdle 9 3 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 2 33.3%
G Similar Going 12 3 3 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 3 3 23.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Cillin Leonard 1 1 0 100%
T Dr R D P Newland 5 3 1 60%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
12P112/
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Whiskey In The Jar (IRE) 630

b g Oscar - Baie Barbara (Heron Island)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 10-13
130

Useful bumper performer and successful twice in novice campaign over hurdles. Off since March 2018, but he's in very good hands and the market will reveal more.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 2 3/4l by Just Don't Ask when second of 7 at 4-6fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Uttoxeter over 2m 4f (heavy) in March last year.

Useful bumper performer and successful twice in novice campaign over hurdles. Off since March 2018, but he's in very good hands and the market will reveal more.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 2 2 40%
Hurdle 5 2 2 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 4 2 1 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 3 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adrian Heskin 0 0 0 -
T Olly Murphy 5 2 2 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
9
23-42
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Notre Pari (IRE) 30

br g Jeremy - Glynn Approach (Zagreb)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-5
122

Runner-up sole start in points and showed improved form when runner-up to a next-time-out winner at Market Rasen last month. Improvement on the cards now handicapping.

Placed in two hurdle races and a point-to-point from four starts. Beaten 1 1/2l by Timetochill when second of 11 at 6-4fav on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Market Rasen over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Runner-up sole start in points and showed improved form when runner-up to a next-time-out winner at Market Rasen last month. Improvement on the cards now handicapping.

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 3 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 1 0 1 0%
T Olly Murphy 3 0 2 0%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

MOUNT MEWS, a silver medallist in a Grade 1 novice hurdle in 2017, rattled the crossbar at Wetherby on his return from 225 days off and remains well treated off a 2lb higher mark, with cheekpieces now tried. Market Rasen second Notre Pari now makes the switch to the handicap ranks, while his stablemate Whiskey In The Jar has always been held in high regard and gives Olly Murphy a strong hand in this. Mason Jar can't be ruled out either, with One Night In Milan and Clyne others who have to be considered.

5

13:30 Aintree (Class 1) (6YO plus)

Randox Health Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (National Course)

3m 1f 188y

Winner £84,195 - 18 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1422-23
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Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) 35

b g Saddler Maker - Omega Des Obeaux (Saint Preuil)

Similar Going: 27 runs, 3 wins, 9 places, 11.11%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 10 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 10%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 28 runs, 4 wins, 10 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-12 t b
159

Very smart chaser who was a respectable 14 lengths third to Road To Respect in Down Royal Grade 1 last month. Fell in 2018 Grand National on sole previous outing over these fences.

Winner of two hurdle races, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft - heavy. Third of 5 behind Road To Respect beaten 14l at 14-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal over 3m (soft) last month.

Very smart chaser who was a respectable 14 lengths third to Road To Respect in Down Royal Grade 1 last month. Fell in 2018 Grand National on sole previous outing over these fences.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 35 6 13 17.1%
Chase 23 4 5 17.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 3 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 27 3 9 11.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 4 0 3 0%
HG Blinkers 4 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 28 4 10 14.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 1 0 0 0%
T G Elliott 9 2 4 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Ballyoptic (IRE) 14

b g Old Vic - Lambourne Lace (Un Desperado)

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 18 runs, 7 wins, 1 place, 38.89%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 18 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-12 t
159

Improved to win first 2 outings this term, including Charlie Hall. Last of 4 in Betfair at Haydock since but still a player here. Showed up well long way when fell 4 out in Grand National in April.

Has won four hurdle races, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 12-1 when last of 4 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock over 3m 2f (good to soft) last month. Has won at Wetherby and Chepstow this season.

Improved to win first 2 outings this term, including Charlie Hall. Last of 4 in Betfair at Haydock since but still a player here. Showed up well long way when fell 4 out in Grand National in April.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 8 2 33.3%
Chase 13 4 1 30.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 4 1 0 25%
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 18 7 1 38.9%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 7 2 0 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 18 4 2 22.2%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 8 4 0 50%
T N A Twiston-Davies 24 8 2 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Definitly Red (IRE) 35

ch g Definite Article - The Red Wench (Aahsaylad)

Course: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 28 runs, 13 wins, 6 places, 46.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 24 runs, 9 wins, 5 places, 37.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
11 11-10
157

Winner of last 2 runnings of the Grade 2 chase on this card. Likely to be all the sharper for last month's Wetherby reappearance and well treated if back anywhere near best. Big player

Has won three hurdle races, three NH flat races, eight chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 5-1 when fourth of 7 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby over 3m (soft) last month.

Winner of last 2 runnings of the Grade 2 chase on this card. Likely to be all the sharper for last month's Wetherby reappearance and well treated if back anywhere near best. Big player

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 11 6 40.7%
Chase 21 8 4 38.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 2 0 50%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 28 13 6 46.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 34 15 7 44.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 24 9 5 37.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Henry Brooke 2 1 0 50%
T B Ellison 26 11 5 42.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Le Breuil (FR) 35

ch g Anzillero - Slew Dancer (Fabulous Dancer)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 5 wins, 0 places, 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
8 11-3
150

Excellent first season over fences, including 4m National Hunt Chase win at Cheltenham Festival. However, beaten quickly back hurdling on Wetherby reappearance and his yard remains quiet.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 4m on ground varying from good to soft. Pulled up having jumped the last when 7-1 in the Group 2 bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby over 3m (soft) in a Grade 2 hurdle race won by The Worlds End last month on his latest outing.

Excellent first season over fences, including 4m National Hunt Chase win at Cheltenham Festival. However, beaten quickly back hurdling on Wetherby reappearance and his yard remains quiet.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 5 2 33.3%
Chase 6 2 2 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 5 0 45.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 6 2 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 0 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr J J Codd 1 1 0 100%
T Ben Pauling 17 6 2 35.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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One For Arthur (IRE) 42

b g Milan - Nonnetia (Trempolino)

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 20 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
11 11-2 t
149

2017 Grand National winner. Has been very lightly raced since but showed he retains a good deal of ability when sixth in this year's National. Should be better for Kelso reappearance in October.

Has won three hurdle races, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 4m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 11l behind Mysteree when fourth of 7 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 3m 2f (good to soft) in October.

2017 Grand National winner. Has been very lightly raced since but showed he retains a good deal of ability when sixth in this year's National. Should be better for Kelso reappearance in October.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 7 3 31.8%
Chase 15 4 1 26.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 5 1 0 20%
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 20 6 2 30%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 6 2 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 2 0 28.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J D R Fox 7 3 0 42.9%
T Miss Lucinda V Russell 23 7 4 30.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Vintage Clouds (IRE) 42

gr g Cloudings - Rare Vintage (Germany)

Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 22 runs, 3 wins, 12 places, 13.64%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 14 runs, 0 wins, 7 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
10 10-12
145

Smart staying chaser who has several good efforts to his name in top handicaps. Crumpled on landing first in Grand National in April and worth another chance to show what he can do over these fences.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 11-2 behind Mysteree when fifth of 7 on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 3m 2f (good to soft) in October.

Smart staying chaser who has several good efforts to his name in top handicaps. Crumpled on landing first in Grand National in April and worth another chance to show what he can do over these fences.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 3 14 12%
Chase 19 2 10 10.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 1 0 33.3%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 22 3 12 13.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 29 4 16 13.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 14 0 7 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Danny Cook 23 3 13 13%
T Mrs S J Smith 29 4 16 13.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 21

ch g Sabiango - Indecise (Cyborg)

Course and Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 28 runs, 11 wins, 3 places, 39.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

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

Cheek Pieces: 13 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 23.08%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 19 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 10.53%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 12 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 8.33%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 10-12 t p
145 1

Has got round on all 7 previous starts over these fences, including winning this in 2016 and second last year. Winning return at Chepstow in October and probably best to ignore his hurdle run since.

Has won three hurdle races, three NH flat races and six chases from 1m 4f to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 17l behind Golan Fortune at 10-1 when 9th of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (soft) last month.

Has got round on all 7 previous starts over these fences, including winning this in 2016 and second last year. Winning return at Chepstow in October and probably best to ignore his hurdle run since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 28 9 3 32.1%
Chase 19 6 2 31.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
C Course 7 1 1 14.3%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 28 11 3 39.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 5 1 1 20%
HG Cheek Pieces 13 3 1 23.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 19 2 3 10.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 12 1 2 8.3%
Connections
J T Scudamore 25 11 3 44%
T D Pipe 32 12 3 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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Mulcahys Hill (IRE) 43

b g Brian Boru - Belsalsa (Kingsalsa)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 10-11
144

Useful hurdler and didn't take him long to reach a similar level over fences. Winning return in 3m Cheltenham novice 6 weeks ago and he's much less exposed than most of these.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 12-1 in a chase at Cheltenham over 3m (good to soft) on his latest outing in October, beating Wholestone by a neck.

Useful hurdler and didn't take him long to reach a similar level over fences. Winning return in 3m Cheltenham novice 6 weeks ago and he's much less exposed than most of these.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 2 22.2%
Chase 5 1 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 3 2 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 4 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adrian Heskin 6 1 2 16.7%
T W Greatrex 12 3 3 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
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