Aintree 09 November 2019

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

Forecast: Light rain
Temperature: 1.9° - 4.5°
Rainfall: 3.73mm
Wind: 9.3 mph E

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12:20 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Premier League Betting At Virgin Bet Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

2m 3f 200y

Winner £8,122 - 7 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
F3-1112
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Follow The Bear (IRE) 43

b g King's Theatre - Mrs Dempsey (Presenting)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-9
136

Point winner who hit top form over hurdles this summer, completing the hat-trick at Market Rasen (23f). Promising chase debut in decent 23f Worcester race and well up to winning a race like this.

Winner of four hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 7l by The Hollow Ginge when second of 6 at 11-8 on his chase debut at Worcester over 2m 7f (soft) in September.

Point winner who hit top form over hurdles this summer, completing the hat-trick at Market Rasen (23f). Promising chase debut in decent 23f Worcester race and well up to winning a race like this.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 4 5 26.7%
Chase 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 3 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 6 1 3 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 4 5 26.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 7 2 2 28.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J McGrath 10 4 4 40%
T N J Henderson 15 4 5 26.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
315241-
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Trio For Rio (IRE) 212

b g Getaway - Rio Trio (Oscar)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-4
131

Dual Irish point winner who repeated the feat twice over hurdles last season at up to 3m. £70,000 buy for Trevor Hemmings (1 of 2 runners of his in race) and should prove just as good over fences.

He has won two hurdle races and two point-to-points from 2m 7f to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 10-11fav at Wetherby over 3m (good) in April, beating Big Nasty by 2 1/2l.

Dual Irish point winner who repeated the feat twice over hurdles last season at up to 3m. £70,000 buy for Trevor Hemmings (1 of 2 runners of his in race) and should prove just as good over fences.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 1 33.3%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 3 1 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 2 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
T W Greatrex 6 2 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
F2/U222-
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Champagne Mystery (IRE) 211

b g Shantou - Spanker (Suave Dancer)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 11-2
129

£68,000 buy from the pointing field and showed fairly useful form over hurdles last season while proving keen. This switch to chasing should help settle him down and he has plenty of potential.

Placed in three hurdle races and a point-to-point from six starts. Beaten 1 1/2l by Theatre Legend when second of 11 at 7-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ayr over 2m (good) in April.

£68,000 buy from the pointing field and showed fairly useful form over hurdles last season while proving keen. This switch to chasing should help settle him down and he has plenty of potential.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 0 3 0%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 0 4 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 2 0 2 0%
T N J Henderson 4 0 3 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
65-6122
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Canton Prince (IRE) 63

b g Shantou - Hasainm (Grand Lodge)

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-2
129

Fairly useful hurdler who has taken well to chasing this season, winning maiden at Cartmel (21f) before 2 good efforts in defeat under penalties. This is tougher now.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m 1f to 2m 5f on good and soft ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Potterman when second of 5 at 6-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Stratford over 2m 3f (good) in September.

Fairly useful hurdler who has taken well to chasing this season, winning maiden at Cartmel (21f) before 2 good efforts in defeat under penalties. This is tougher now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 4 3 26.7%
Chase 3 1 2 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 1 1 20%
G Similar Going 5 1 1 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 5 4 26.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 9 1 1 11.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 0 0%
Connections
J Alan Johns 8 0 0 0%
T Tim Vaughan 19 5 4 26.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
213-
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Present Value (IRE) 249

b g Gold Well - Presenting Shares (Presenting)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 11-1
128

Confirmed promise of hurdling debut when running out an authoritative winner at Chepstow (19.5f) in December and remains with potential now chasing this season despite being disappointing next time.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on soft ground. Third of 11 behind Danny Whizzbang beaten 26l at evens fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 7f (good to soft) in March.

Confirmed promise of hurdling debut when running out an authoritative winner at Chepstow (19.5f) in December and remains with potential now chasing this season despite being disappointing next time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 2 33.3%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 1 2 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 1 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adam Wedge 1 1 0 100%
T Evan Williams 3 1 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
6
41S4P-1
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Joueur Bresilien (FR) 21

b g Fuisse - Fille Du Bresil (Smadoun)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 11-0
127

Came out on top after 9 months off to open chase account in the mud at Ffos Las (21f), looking better than ever and more straightforward. Up 10 lb in much deeper race now.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on good to firm and soft ground. A winner at 3-1 in a chase at Ffos Las over 2m 5f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Twasn't The Plan by 12l.

Came out on top after 9 months off to open chase account in the mud at Ffos Las (21f), looking better than ever and more straightforward. Up 10 lb in much deeper race now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 2 4 13.3%
Chase 8 1 1 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 4 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B S Hughes 0 0 0 -
T Miss R Curtis 13 2 3 15.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
43521-8
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Paint The Dream 29

b g Brian Boru - Vineuil (Muhtathir)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
5 10-11 t
127

Successful fairly useful hurdler who should have come on for his reappearance in the Persian War at Chepstow and should prove just as good over fences for in-form yard.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on good ground. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Thyme Hill when eighth of 9 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Unibet Persian War Novices' Hurdle at Chepstow over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Successful fairly useful hurdler who should have come on for his reappearance in the Persian War at Chepstow and should prove just as good over fences for in-form yard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 2 16.7%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 5 0 1 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 5 1 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J C Brace 7 1 2 14.3%
T F O'Brien 7 1 2 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
2313-
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Johnbb (IRE) 280

b g Stowaway - Flemins Evening (Flemensfirth)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 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
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 10-12
125

Fairly useful form when winning 20f Ayr maiden hurdle at the turn of the year. Quickly switches to chasing on return and could prove better in this sphere. One to note.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on soft ground. Third of 9 behind Duarigle beaten 16l at 5-2fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) in February.

Fairly useful form when winning 20f Ayr maiden hurdle at the turn of the year. Quickly switches to chasing on return and could prove better in this sphere. One to note.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 2 33.3%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 3 1 2 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 3 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J L P Aspell 0 0 0 -
T Tom Lacey 4 1 3 25%
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

Follow The Bear is race fit but the ground may have gone against him today and, with that in mind, the preference is for JOUEUR BRESILIEN, who bolted up by 12 lengths on his seasonal return at Ffos Las last month. Given the ease of that victory, a 10lb rise in the ratings is fair and he should not be underestimated. Others to note are Trio For Rio and Champagne Mystery.

2

12:55 Aintree (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Casino At Virgin Bet EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

2m 4f

Winner £5,198 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
F1-1
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Mossy Fen (IRE) 30

b g Milan - Inch Native (Supreme Leader)

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

£60,000 purchase from the pointing field who made a smooth transition to hurdling when scoring in good style at Worcester (23f, soft) last month. Drops in trip here but there's better to come.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m 7f and 3m on good to soft ground. A winner at 4-1 in a hurdle race at Worcester over 2m 7f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Dolphin Square by 5l.

£60,000 purchase from the pointing field who made a smooth transition to hurdling when scoring in good style at Worcester (23f, soft) last month. Drops in trip here but there's better to come.

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 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 2 0 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 1 1 0 100%
T N A Twiston-Davies 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
3-2
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Champagne Noir (IRE) 16

br g Stowaway - Prayuwin Drummer (Presenting)

Similar Going: 1 run, 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
5 10-12
 - 

Placed in a point last winter that's worked out well and showed plenty to work on switched to timber when 12 lengths second of 7 to Overthetop in novice at Carlisle (20f) 16 days ago. Will improve.

Placed in a hurdle race and a point-to-point from two starts. Beaten 12l by Overthetop when second of 7 at 7-2 on his hurdling debut at Carlisle over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Placed in a point last winter that's worked out well and showed plenty to work on switched to timber when 12 lengths second of 7 to Overthetop in novice at Carlisle (20f) 16 days ago. Will improve.

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 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 0 0 0 -
T C E Longsdon 1 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
14
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Cubao (IRE) 28

b g Fame And Glory - Rematch (Old Vic)

Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
5 10-12
 - 

Overcame a slow pace to make a winning start at Ludlow in May. Bettered that form when fourth under a penalty at Chepstow 4 weeks ago and will be suited by this step now hurdling.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good ground. Finished 4 1/2l behind Make Me A Believer when fourth of 12 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Chepstow over 2m (soft) last month.

Overcame a slow pace to make a winning start at Ludlow in May. Bettered that form when fourth under a penalty at Chepstow 4 weeks ago and will be suited by this step now hurdling.

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) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adam Wedge 0 0 0 -
T Miss R Curtis 2 1 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
5107-2
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Jelski (GER) 23

b g Kallisto - Just Zoud (Ezzoud)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 10-12
 - 

Course bumper who shaped encouragingly when 1½ lengths second of 10 to Methodtothemadness in novice at Carlisle (17.2f) on hurdling debut/reappearance 23 days ago. Likely to improve.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on soft ground. Beaten 1 1/2l by Methodtothemadness when second of 10 at 5-4fav on his hurdling debut at Carlisle over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Course bumper who shaped encouragingly when 1½ lengths second of 10 to Methodtothemadness in novice at Carlisle (17.2f) on hurdling debut/reappearance 23 days ago. Likely to improve.

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 5 1 1 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 1 1 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Thomas Bellamy 0 0 0 -
T N A Twiston-Davies 5 1 1 20%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
2S1-
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Keep Wondering (IRE) 230

b g Scorpion - Supreme Touch (Supreme Leader)

5 10-12
 - 

€30,000 3-y-o, Scorpion gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner Glorious Feeling. Dam (c107/h115) 19f-2¾m hurdle/chase winner (stayed 3m). Off the mark in points at the third attempt in March.

A winner at 6-1fav in a point-to-point race at Liscarroll over 3m (good to soft) on his latest outing in March, beating Barrowlands by 8l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Donnchadh Doyle in Ireland.

€30,000 3-y-o, Scorpion gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner Glorious Feeling. Dam (c107/h115) 19f-2¾m hurdle/chase winner (stayed 3m). Off the mark in points at the third attempt in March.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D Crosse 0 0 0 -
T P J Hobbs 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
03-850
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Maria Francesca (IRE) 17

b f Califet - Miss Kettlewell (Saddlers' Hall)

4 10-5
 - 

Hinted at ability in bumpers but well held both starts over hurdles.

Yet to place in five starts. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Floressa when 11th of 14 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Worcester over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Hinted at ability in bumpers but well held both starts over hurdles.

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 1 0 0 0%
Similar Going 3 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jamie Bargary 0 0 0 -
T N A Twiston-Davies 5 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

MOSSY FEN easily accounted for a subsequent winner on his hurdling debut at Worcester last month and the son of Milan makes plenty of appeal today, despite having to carry a 6lb penalty for that victory. Jelski, who is a stablemate of the selection, displayed promise on his first start over hurdles and he should not be discounted, while Champagne Noir completes the shortlist.

3

13:30 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Download The App At Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

1m 7f 176y

Winner £16,245 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
4/1141F-
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Charmant (FR) 230

b g Balko - Ravissante (Mad Tax)

Distance: 10 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 30%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 21.43%
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
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-12
139

Much improved since tackling fences last term, winning for a third time in 4 starts at Ayr (extended 2m) in March. Let down by jumping final start but remains one to be positive about.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Fell 5 out when evens fav at Carlisle over 2m 4f (good to soft) in a chase won by Piton Pete in March on his latest outing.

Much improved since tackling fences last term, winning for a third time in 4 starts at Ayr (extended 2m) in March. Let down by jumping final start but remains one to be positive about.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 5 2 33.3%
Chase 5 3 0 60%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 3 1 30%
G Similar Going 14 3 3 21.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 2 0 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 2 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B S Hughes 5 3 0 60%
T J P L Ewart 16 5 3 31.3%
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
2
4-32514
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Theflyingportrait (IRE) 24

gr g Portrait Gallery - Skule Hill Lass (Close Conflict)

Course and Distance: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 23 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 17.39%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 20 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 36 runs, 10 wins, 9 places, 27.78%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 39 runs, 10 wins, 9 places, 25.64%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 14 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 35.71%
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
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
10 11-10 t
137

Back to best to score at Kelso (17f) in September, making all. However, his weak-finishing tendencies re-emerged at Wetherby next time.

Has won a hurdle race and nine chases from 1m 7f to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Finished 13l behind Ballyvic Boru when fourth of 9 at 4-1jt-fav on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 1m 7f (good to soft) last month.

Back to best to score at Kelso (17f) in September, making all. However, his weak-finishing tendencies re-emerged at Wetherby next time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 44 10 9 22.7%
Chase 34 9 8 26.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 6 1 1 16.7%
C Course 6 1 1 16.7%
D Distance 23 4 3 17.4%
G Similar Going 20 1 5 5%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 36 10 9 27.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 14 5 1 35.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 1 0%
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 3 1 1 33.3%
T J Candlish 44 10 9 22.7%
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
8211P-6
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Lillington (IRE) 20

br g Westerner - Kind Word (Yashgan)

Distance: 8 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 10 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 19 runs, 5 wins, 5 places, 26.32%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 10 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-5 t p
132

Revitalised by cheekpieces last season, winning 5 times in all. However, ended campaign in slightly disappointing fashion and ran poorly on comeback 3 weeks ago.

Winner of five chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Adrrastos when last of 6 on his latest outing in a chase at Kempton over 2m 2f (good) last month.

Revitalised by cheekpieces last season, winning 5 times in all. However, ended campaign in slightly disappointing fashion and ran poorly on comeback 3 weeks ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 5 6 21.7%
Chase 14 5 3 35.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 8 4 1 50%
G Similar Going 14 3 5 21.4%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 10 5 2 50%
HG Cheek Pieces 10 5 2 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 8 3 1 37.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 10 5 1 50%
T C L Tizzard 25 5 6 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
41/F221-
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The Last Day (IRE) 237

b g Oscar - The Last Bank (Phardante)

Distance: 8 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 36.36%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Simon Rowlands
Simon tipped up 13-2 winner Ballyoptic last week and has three selections plus analysis online for Aintree and Wincanton on Saturday.
SR
7 11-4
131

Bumper/hurdles winner who has shown better form as a chaser and opened his account in this sphere with plenty to spare at Carlisle 7 months ago. He's expected to do better still this term.

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 4-9fav at Carlisle over 2m (heavy) in March, beating Trongate by 8l.

Bumper/hurdles winner who has shown better form as a chaser and opened his account in this sphere with plenty to spare at Carlisle 7 months ago. He's expected to do better still this term.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 1 37.5%
Chase 4 1 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 8 4 0 50%
G Similar Going 11 4 1 36.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 4 1 36.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adam Wedge 8 4 0 50%
T Evan Williams 11 4 1 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
B638F1-
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Baby King (IRE) 200

b g Ivan Denisovich - Burn Baby Burn (King's Theatre)

Course and Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

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

Distance: 23 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 26.09%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 22 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 22.73%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 23 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 21.74%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 25 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 17 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 29.41%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 12 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 16.67%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-4 t
131

Perth winner off 4 lb higher mark last spring and showed he was none the worse for heavy fall at Hereford when narrow winner at Ludlow final start. Only 1 lb higher now.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases at 2m on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 11-8fav at Ludlow over 2m (good) in April, beating All Is Good by a neck.

Perth winner off 4 lb higher mark last spring and showed he was none the worse for heavy fall at Hereford when narrow winner at Ludlow final start. Only 1 lb higher now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 28 6 3 21.4%
Chase 15 4 1 26.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
C Course 3 1 0 33.3%
D Distance 23 6 2 26.1%
G Similar Going 22 5 3 22.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 23 5 3 21.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 17 5 3 29.4%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 12 2 1 16.7%
Connections
J J J Burke 1 0 0 0%
T T R George 27 5 3 18.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
212752
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Solar Impulse (FR) 20

b g Westerner - Moon Glow (Solar One)

Distance: 24 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 12.5%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 18 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 5.56%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 10 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 10%
HG has previously won wearing only cheek pieces

Cheek Pieces: 13 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 7.69%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 12 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 8.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 20 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 10%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-0 p
127

2016 Grand Annual winner for Paul Nicholls. Winless for Christopher Kellett but back on track for this yard this year. Back to recent best when second at Kempton (2m) 20 days ago.

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 2f on good ground. Beaten 4l by Adrrastos when second of 6 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Kempton over 2m 2f (good) last month.

2016 Grand Annual winner for Paul Nicholls. Winless for Christopher Kellett but back on track for this yard this year. Back to recent best when second at Kempton (2m) 20 days ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 41 5 9 12.2%
Chase 35 3 8 8.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
Course 3 0 0 0%
D Distance 24 3 6 12.5%
G Similar Going 18 1 4 5.6%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 10 1 3 10%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 12 1 2 8.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 20 2 4 10%
Connections
J D Crosse 16 1 5 6.3%
T Ian Williams 10 2 3 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
31521-9
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Wishfull Dreaming 16

ch g Alflora - Poussetiere Deux (Garde Royale)

Distance: 10 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 30%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 27.27%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
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
8 11-0 t p
127

Did well for this yard during the first half of 2019, adding a third chase victory to the tally at Carlisle (2m) in April. Might have needed comeback over hurdles but revised mark requires more.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 1m 6f to 2m 3f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Native Fighter when 9th of 16 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Did well for this yard during the first half of 2019, adding a third chase victory to the tally at Carlisle (2m) in April. Might have needed comeback over hurdles but revised mark requires more.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 5 5 20.8%
Chase 8 3 1 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 3 2 30%
G Similar Going 9 2 3 22.2%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 2 1 1 50%
HG Cheek Pieces 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 8 1 2 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 1 0%
Connections
J Jonathan England 9 3 3 33.3%
T Sam Drake 10 3 3 30%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
347343-
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Shady Oaks (IRE) 267

b g Getaway - Naked Poser (Night Shift)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
6 10-7
120

Kept to small fields and has shaped with promise on occasions since switching to Rules last summer but likely to find this too competitive.

Placed in a chase from eight starts. Third of 4 behind Brelan D'As beaten 23l at 20-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Fakenham over 2m (good to soft) in February.

Kept to small fields and has shaped with promise on occasions since switching to Rules last summer but likely to find this too competitive.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 0 1 0%
Chase 6 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J J E Moore 0 0 0 -
T C T Pogson 6 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Baby King merits respect having won this race two years ago after a break and he was last seen scoring at Ludlow in April. That said, the nod goes to THE LAST DAY, who deserved his win at Carlisle in March as it followed two second-placed finishes behind useful rivals. The son of Oscar won first time out two years ago and probably would have finished second on his first start last year but for falling at the last fence. Charmant is another who could make the frame this afternoon.

4

14:05 Aintree (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

2m 3f 200y

Winner £49,520 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
23414/2-
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Cepage (FR) 329

b g Saddler Maker - Sience Fiction (Dom Alco)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-12
147

Smart winning chaser but lightly raced and not seen out since excellent second to Frodon in 21f handicap at Cheltenham last December. Goes very well fresh so big player for in-form yard.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m to 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 1 1/4l by Frodon when second of 12 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good) in December last year.

Smart winning chaser but lightly raced and not seen out since excellent second to Frodon in 21f handicap at Cheltenham last December. Goes very well fresh so big player for in-form yard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 4 16.7%
Chase 11 2 4 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 8 2 2 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 4 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 4 1 2 25%
T Miss V Williams 10 2 4 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
43001-5
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Bigmartre (FR) 13

b g Montmartre - Oh La Miss (Le Balafre)

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 13.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-9
147

Signed off for last season with win at Perth in April but (17/2) last of 5 in handicap chase over C&D (good to soft) 13 days ago. Something to prove now.

Winner of three hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Well beaten at 17-2 behind Forest Bihan when last of 5 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase over this course and distance (soft) last month.

Signed off for last season with win at Perth in April but (17/2) last of 5 in handicap chase over C&D (good to soft) 13 days ago. Something to prove now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 7 4 29.2%
Chase 13 4 1 30.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
C Course 4 0 1 0%
D Distance 5 2 0 40%
G Similar Going 15 2 3 13.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 7 4 35%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 1 2 12.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Page Fuller 2 1 0 50%
T H Whittington 23 7 4 30.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
1F0P32
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The West's Awake (IRE) 57

b g Yeats - Bilboa (Phantom Breeze)

Distance: 9 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 22.22%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-10 b1
145

Useful Irish chaser but not at his best this season, jumping sloppily when second of 5 at Listowel (20f, good to soft) 57 days ago. Blinkers reached for now and has bit to find.

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Beaten 1 1/2l by A Toi Phil when second of 5 at 2-1fav on his latest outing in a chase at Listowel over 2m 4f (yielding) in September.

Useful Irish chaser but not at his best this season, jumping sloppily when second of 5 at Listowel (20f, good to soft) 57 days ago. Blinkers reached for now and has bit to find.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 5 4 22.7%
Chase 15 4 2 26.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 9 2 1 22.2%
G Similar Going 14 2 2 14.3%
Headgear
Today (B only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J P T Enright 2 0 0 0%
T E J O'Grady 24 5 5 20.8%
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
4
2112U4
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Indian Temple (IRE) 45

b g Indian River - Ballycraggan (Beneficial)

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

Course: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 15 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 26.67%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 21 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 9.52%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 12 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-6 p
144

Front runner who has developed into a useful chaser, winning at Perth and Market Rasen in summer. Went off too hard when fourth back at Perth 45 days ago so not dismissed here.

Has won seven chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Soupy Soups when fourth of 9 on his latest outing in a chase at Perth over 3m (good to soft) in September. Has won at Market Rasen and Perth this season.

Front runner who has developed into a useful chaser, winning at Perth and Market Rasen in summer. Went off too hard when fourth back at Perth 45 days ago so not dismissed here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 37 7 7 18.9%
Chase 30 7 7 23.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 2 0%
C Course 6 0 2 0%
D Distance 15 4 5 26.7%
G Similar Going 21 2 4 9.5%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 12 3 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 1 0 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Harry Reed 26 6 6 23.1%
T W T Reed 26 6 6 23.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
037/1-11
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Duke Street (IRE) 15

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Act of The Pace (King's Theatre)

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 10 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 30%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 11 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 9.09%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-6 p
141

Easy winner of 20f handicap chase at Worcester last June and landed two hurdles since, career best in handicap at Cheltenham (21f, good to soft) 15 days ago. Interesting contender back over fences.

Winner of four hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 9-1 in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating The Big Galloper by 5l.

Easy winner of 20f handicap chase at Worcester last June and landed two hurdles since, career best in handicap at Cheltenham (21f, good to soft) 15 days ago. Interesting contender back over fences.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 6 26.3%
Chase 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 2 1 40%
G Similar Going 7 3 2 42.9%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 10 3 3 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 11 1 4 9.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B S Hughes 0 0 0 -
T Dr R D P Newland 22 6 7 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
16/1514-
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The Russian Doyen (IRE) 242

b g Doyen - Namloc (Phardante)

Distance: 2 runs, 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
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 11-5
140

Made up into useful chaser last term, winning at Exeter and Newbury, and travelled well long way when fourth in listed 20f handicap at Cheltenham in March. Yard among winners so firmly in the mix.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 3f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind A Plus Tard when fourth of 20 on his latest outing in a chase at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (soft) in March.

Made up into useful chaser last term, winning at Exeter and Newbury, and travelled well long way when fourth in listed 20f handicap at Cheltenham in March. Yard among winners so firmly in the mix.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 4 1 50%
Chase 4 2 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 6 2 2 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 4 3 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 0 0 0 -
T C L Tizzard 10 4 3 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
0/431FP-
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Riders Onthe Storm (IRE) 202

br g Scorpion - Endless Moments (Saddlers' Hall)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-5
140

Smart Irish chaser at best for Tom Taffe but ended last spring with poor run at Fairyhouse. Figures on attractive mark for his new stable so highly respected on return.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m on good - yielding and heavy ground. Pulled up 3 out when 7-2fav at Fairyhouse over 2m 1f (good - yielding) in a chase won by Impact Factor in April on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Smart Irish chaser at best for Tom Taffe but ended last spring with poor run at Fairyhouse. Figures on attractive mark for his new stable so highly respected on return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 2 2 18.2%
Chase 5 1 0 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 2 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 2 2 15.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
T N A Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
2/1080-P
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War Sound 192

b g Kayf Tara - Come The Dawn (Gunner B)

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

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 15 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 14.29%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-3
138

Landed this contest in really good style 12 months ago but went the wrong way after and ended last season out of form. Back from 6-month absence here with lots to prove.

He has won three hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Pulled up having jumped the last when 10-1 at Punchestown over 2m 4f (yielding) in a chase won by O O Seven in May on his latest outing.

Landed this contest in really good style 12 months ago but went the wrong way after and ended last season out of form. Back from 6-month absence here with lots to prove.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 4 2 21.1%
Chase 13 1 2 7.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 5 1 1 20%
G Similar Going 15 3 2 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 4 2 21.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 1 2 20%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 1 0 14.3%
Connections
J T J O'Brien 3 1 0 33.3%
T P J Hobbs 19 4 2 21.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
4/9693-3
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Oldgrangewood 176

b g Central Park - Top Of The Class (Rudimentary)

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

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 14 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had 1 run wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces without success

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

This horse has had 1 run wearing cheek pieces without success
HG
Class: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 10 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 10%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
Simon Rowlands
Simon tipped up 13-2 winner Ballyoptic last week and has three selections plus analysis online for Aintree and Wincanton on Saturday.
SR
8 11-1 t p
136 WS

Very useful chaser at his best but without a win last season and cheekpieces tried when below-par third over 3m here in May. Returns now after wind operation so not totally dismissed.

Winner of a hurdle race, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 6 behind Minella Daddy beaten 15l at 6-4fav on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 1f (good) in May.

Very useful chaser at his best but without a win last season and cheekpieces tried when below-par third over 3m here in May. Returns now after wind operation so not totally dismissed.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 5 6 23.8%
Chase 15 4 3 26.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 5 0 3 0%
D Distance 7 1 2 14.3%
G Similar Going 14 4 4 28.6%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 1 0 0 0%
Cheek Pieces 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 2 1 40%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 10 1 3 10%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 19 5 5 26.3%
T D Skelton 21 5 6 23.8%
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
10
411-341
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Copper West (IRE) 21

b g Westerner - Printing Copper (Blueprint)

Distance: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
8 10-10
131

Right back on song after 4 months off with win in 9-runner handicap chase at Market Rasen (21.4f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Up 4 lb and this much tougher though so others appeal more.

He has won three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. A winner at 16-1 in a chase at Market Rasen over 2m 5f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Theligny by 1 3/4l.

Right back on song after 4 months off with win in 9-runner handicap chase at Market Rasen (21.4f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Up 4 lb and this much tougher though so others appeal more.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 3 5 21.4%
Chase 10 3 3 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 2 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 8 1 2 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 4 5 23.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 2 1 66.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J J Burke 3 1 0 33.3%
T T R George 14 3 5 21.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

CEPAGE's sole outing last season saw him finish second to Frodon in the December Gold Cup at Cheltenham and a 4lb rise for that effort could underestimate how well he ran. His form figures when fresh for Venetia Williams reads 122, the other placed effort coming when only a half-length behind Sir Valentino at Ascot in November 2017, so a bold bid is expected. War Sound is only 2lb higher than his impressive display in this contest 12 months ago and this might be the time to catch him once again. The Russian Doyen, fourth in the Close Brothers at Cheltenham, and The West's Awake, an interesting runner for Edward O'Grady, can fight it out for the minor honours.

5

14:40 Aintree (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Pertemps Network (Supporting BTRC) Handicap Hurdle

3m 149y

Winner £12,512 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
P1FF1-5
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Potters Corner (IRE) 183

b g Indian Danehill - Woodford Beauty (Phardante)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed 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: 12 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
9 11-12 p
140

Midlands National winner in March. Excuse for below-par effort over hurdles in France in May (badly hampered 4 out) but will need a career best to overcome this mark on return.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 4m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten behind Blue Dragon when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Auteuil over 2m 2f (good to soft) in May. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Midlands National winner in March. Excuse for below-par effort over hurdles in France in May (badly hampered 4 out) but will need a career best to overcome this mark on return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 4 4 25%
Hurdle 7 2 3 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 12 3 4 25%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 5 2 0 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adam Wedge 0 0 0 -
T Christian Williams 6 2 0 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
553211
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Jacks Last Hope 24

b g King's Theatre - Ninna Nanna (Garde Royale)

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

Course: 6 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 16.67%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Visor: 26 runs, 8 wins, 7 places, 30.77%
HG has previously won wearing a visor
HG
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-8 v
136

Back to form with wins at Sedgefield and Wetherby on last 2 starts, although he was helped by an unwilling runner-up at latter track and a further 4 lb rise may find him out. Third in this last year.

Has won eight hurdle races, two NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 3m 3f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 13-2 in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 3m (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Victarion by 1 1/4l. Has also won at Sedgefield this season.

Back to form with wins at Sedgefield and Wetherby on last 2 starts, although he was helped by an unwilling runner-up at latter track and a further 4 lb rise may find him out. Third in this last year.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 33 9 8 27.3%
Hurdle 27 8 6 29.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 6 1 3 16.7%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 8 2 0 25%
Headgear
HG Today (V only) 26 8 7 30.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 9 1 3 11.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 2 1 33.3%
Connections
J B S Hughes 16 3 6 18.8%
T C Grant 35 11 8 31.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
1P520-3
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Vive Le Roi (IRE) 33

b g Robin Des Pres - Cappard View (Rudimentary)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-8
136

Won 3 handicaps at up to an extended 3m last season. Solid return to action when third of 8 at Stratford last month and ought to be competitive again.

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on good and soft ground. Third of 8 behind Boreham Bill beaten 3l at 17-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Stratford over 2m 6f (good to soft) last month.

Won 3 handicaps at up to an extended 3m last season. Solid return to action when third of 8 at Stratford last month and ought to be competitive again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 4 6 18.2%
Hurdle 22 4 6 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 2 3 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 5 6 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 1 0 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J Harry Bannister 7 2 2 28.6%
T A W Carroll 16 3 5 18.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
3301-14
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Diomede des Mottes (FR) 29

ch g Kapgarde - Nellyssa Bleu (Epervier Bleu)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
6 11-3 t
131

Notched maiden/novice wins at up to 3m before finishing a creditable 8 lengths fourth in 19.5f Chepstow Grade 2 last month. Unexposed now stepping back up in trip for this return to handicap company.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 5f to 3m on good and soft ground. Finished 8l behind Thyme Hill when fourth of 9 at 14-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Unibet Persian War Novices' Hurdle at Chepstow over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Notched maiden/novice wins at up to 3m before finishing a creditable 8 lengths fourth in 19.5f Chepstow Grade 2 last month. Unexposed now stepping back up in trip for this return to handicap company.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 2 3 25%
Hurdle 8 2 3 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 1 3 14.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 3 2 0 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 6 2 2 33.3%
T D Skelton 8 2 3 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
31281-2
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Skandiburg (FR) 21

b g Sageburg - Skandia (Robin Des Champs)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
5 11-0
128

Dual novice winner around 2½m last season and improved when close second in Market Rasen handicap on reappearance (would have won but for losing momentum with mistake last). Up in trip. Player.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten a short head by Honest Vic when second of 6 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Market Rasen over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month.

Dual novice winner around 2½m last season and improved when close second in Market Rasen handicap on reappearance (would have won but for losing momentum with mistake last). Up in trip. Player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 2 33.3%
Hurdle 6 2 2 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 1 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 2 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 1 0 0 0%
T Olly Murphy 7 3 2 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
12-6127
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Bialco (FR) 15

gr g Dom Alco - Lacanale (Kadalko)

Similar Going: 20 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 10%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
8 10-11 t
128

Fairly useful hurdler who defied a penalty to land a Perth novice (2½m) in June. Off 3 months, well below par in 21f Cheltenham novice on return and even a return to his best may not suffice here.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 3f to 2m 7f on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Champagne Well when seventh of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month.

Fairly useful hurdler who defied a penalty to land a Perth novice (2½m) in June. Off 3 months, well below par in 21f Cheltenham novice on return and even a return to his best may not suffice here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 2 6 8.3%
Hurdle 12 2 3 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 20 2 4 10%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 12 2 3 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 4 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Blair Campbell 5 2 0 40%
T Miss Lucinda V Russell 12 2 3 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
1/6361-3
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Rosy World 19

b m Shirocco - Material World (Karinga Bay)

Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-4
118

Posted a much improved effort over hurdles when successful on 20.5f Plumpton handicap bow in March. Good third on reappearance there and promises to be well suited by this step up to 3m. More to come.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Third of 6 behind Shambra beaten 1/2l at 2-1fav on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Plumpton over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Posted a much improved effort over hurdles when successful on 20.5f Plumpton handicap bow in March. Good third on reappearance there and promises to be well suited by this step up to 3m. More to come.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Race