Aintree 10 November 2018

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

Forecast: Moderate showers
Temperature: 5.8° - 12.1°
Rainfall: 1.67cm
Wind: 11.9 mph S

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1

12:25 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Aintree Community Programme Novices' Chase

3m 210y

Winner £8,122 - 2 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
11/P7-23
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Minella Awards (IRE) 27

b g Oscar - Montys Miss (Presenting)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-0 t
145

Smart hurdler, running right up to best when second of 20 in handicap at Galway on return in August. Left with too much to do when only third on Chepstow chase bow last month. Will improve.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 3m on good - yielding and soft ground. Third of 9 behind Drinks Interval beaten 28l at 6-5fav on his chase debut at Chepstow over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Smart hurdler, running right up to best when second of 20 in handicap at Galway on return in August. Left with too much to do when only third on Chepstow chase bow last month. Will improve.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 4 22.2%
Chase 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 1 1 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 7 2 3 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 0 3 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sean Bowen 0 0 0 -
T Harry Fry 7 2 3 28.6%
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
13316-
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Robin Waters (FR) 239

b g Irish Wells - Skandia (Robin Des Champs)

Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 11-0
 - 

Wide-margin point winner who showed useful form in 4 outings over hurdles last term, culminating with a sixth in Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. Good chase prospect.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m 5f and 3m on heavy ground. Finished 11l behind Kilbricken Storm when sixth of 20 at 50-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m (soft) in March.

Wide-margin point winner who showed useful form in 4 outings over hurdles last term, culminating with a sixth in Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. Good chase prospect.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 1 2 25%
Chase 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) 4 1 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 4 1 2 25%
T D Skelton 4 1 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

ROBIN WATERS showed considerable promise over hurdles last season from his debut effort for Dan Skelton when third in a strong contest at Newbury behind Santini. He followed that up with a third at Ascot to Clondaw Native before an easy success at Wetherby in February, which set him up for a crack at the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. He shaped really well in that contest until getting tired and weakening into fifth behind Kilbricken Storm. He remains open to significant improvement now going chasing and can open his account over fences at the expense of Minella Awards, who was disappointing at Chepstow when a well-beaten third by Drinks Interval.

2

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

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
21-
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Captain Drake (IRE) 226

b g Getaway - Julika (Nebos)

Hood: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a hood
HG
5 10-12 h
 -  WS

Runner-up sole start in points and perfect start under Rules when landing Towcester bumper (15.7f) in March, displaying a good attitude. Sure to progress and good hurdling prospect.

Won on his latest outing in a maiden NH flat race when 5-2fav at Towcester over 2m (heavy) in March, beating J'ai Froid by 1 3/4l.

Runner-up sole start in points and perfect start under Rules when landing Towcester bumper (15.7f) in March, displaying a good attitude. Sure to progress and good hurdling prospect.

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
HG Today (H only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sean Bowen 0 0 0 -
T Harry Fry 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
8-7
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Invisible Clouds (IRE) 181

gr g Cloudings - Go My Dream (Tirol)

5 10-12
 - 

In good hands but has looked a work-in-progress in pair of bumper starts 5 months apart. Probably best watched unless betting suggests otherwise now hurdling.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Beaten 19l behind Andapa at 8-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Plumpton over 2m 2f (good) in May.

In good hands but has looked a work-in-progress in pair of bumper starts 5 months apart. Probably best watched unless betting suggests otherwise 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 2 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A P Heskin 0 0 0 -
T W Greatrex 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
1-
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One For The Team 247

b g Shirocco - One Gulp (Hernando)

4 10-5
 - 

Boasts a cracking jumps pedigree and did to well to overcome a steady gallop to make a winning debut in a Wincanton bumper in March, staying on well. Interesting novice hurdle prospect.

A winner at 2-1 in a maiden NH flat race at Wincanton over 1m 7f (soft) on his latest outing in March, beating Zee Man by 3 1/2l.

Boasts a cracking jumps pedigree and did to well to overcome a steady gallop to make a winning debut in a Wincanton bumper in March, staying on well. Interesting novice hurdle prospect.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Chester Williams 1 1 0 100%
T Nick Williams 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
1-
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Quoi De Neuf (FR) 202

b g Anzillero - Qualite Controlee (Poliglote)

4 10-12
 - 

€180,000 4-y-o: half-brother to 4 winners, including useful hurdler/chaser Qualando (2m-19f winner). Easy winner of Irish point on debut in April and well worth a look in the betting for clues.

Half-brother to Au Quart De Tour, won over hurdles at 2m, in a point to point race at 3m and in NH flat race at 2m. A winner at 4-1fav in a point-to-point race at Ballysteen over 3m on his latest outing in April, beating Howling Milan by 9l. Having his first run for a new stable today.

€180,000 4-y-o: half-brother to 4 winners, including useful hurdler/chaser Qualando (2m-19f winner). Easy winner of Irish point on debut in April and well worth a look in the betting for clues.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 0 0 0 -
T Evan Williams 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
P31-
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Redzor (IRE) 230

b g Shantou - Knockara One (Snurge)

5 10-12
 - 

£80,000 Shantou gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/very smart chaser (stayed 29f) One Knight. Off mark in points at third attempt (Mar 25) and subsequently joined leading yard.

A winner at 4-1fav in a point-to-point race at Ballyragget over 3m on his latest outing in March, beating Crio Cuervos by 3l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Liam Kenny in Ireland.

£80,000 Shantou gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/very smart chaser (stayed 29f) One Knight. Off mark in points at third attempt (Mar 25) and subsequently joined leading yard.

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 Harry Skelton 0 0 0 -
T D Skelton 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
2-
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Smackwater Jack (IRE) 217

b g Flemensfirth - Malachy's Attic (Old Vic)

Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 10-12
 - 

Showed plenty of ability in going so close first time out in a Fakenham bumper in April and likely to have a future over jumps for promising young trainer.

Beaten a nose by Before Midnight when second of 8 at 12-1 on his racecourse debut at Fakenham over 2m (good to soft) in April.

Showed plenty of ability in going so close first time out in a Fakenham bumper in April and likely to have a future over jumps for promising young trainer.

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 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 0 0 0 -
T Olly Murphy 1 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

REDZOR got off the mark at the third time of asking in the point-to-point sphere at Ballyragget in Ireland and was subsequently sold for 80,000 pounds at the Cheltenham April sale. His dam is a half-sister to 2003 RSA Chase winner One Knight and he represents the same trainer/jockey combination who took this prize 12 months ago with Hear No Evil (runs in the 1.35). Quoi De Neuf cost 180,000 euros at the Goffs Punchestown sale having won his sole point outing at Ballysteen and is a half-brother to Cheltenham Festival winner Qualando, while One For The Team comes from a lovely National Hunt family, related to 2016 Grand National winner Rule The World, and is likely to improve from his bumper win at Wincanton.

3

13:35 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
8/03P1P-
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Regal Encore (IRE) 196

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

Course: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 20 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 15%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-12
148

Enigmatic chaser who landed another big pot at Ascot (3m) last season. Record fresh not too great though and presumably has the Ladbrokes Trophy (third last year) as his prime target near to hand.

Winner of two hurdle races, two NH flat races and three chases from 2m to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up at the 19th when 16-1 in the Group 3 bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Sandown over 3m 5f (good to soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Step Back in April on his latest outing.

Enigmatic chaser who landed another big pot at Ascot (3m) last season. Record fresh not too great though and presumably has the Ladbrokes Trophy (third last year) as his prime target near to hand.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 28 5 5 17.9%
Hurdle 10 2 3 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 0 2 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 20 3 5 15%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 4 3 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 0 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 1 1 14.3%
Connections
J R P McLernon 4 1 1 25%
T A J Honeyball 31 7 6 22.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
322/76-F
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Dream Berry (FR) 21

gr g Dream Well - Kalberry (Kaldounevees)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 10 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 11-2 t
143

Plenty of useful form in highly competitive handicaps over hurdles, including both starts last season. Fell early in Ffos Las novice chase on return and now makes a quick return to hurdles.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 1f to 2m 2f on soft ground. Fell at the 2nd when 12-1 at Ffos Las over 2m 5f (good to soft) in a chase won by Bags Groove last month on his latest outing.

Plenty of useful form in highly competitive handicaps over hurdles, including both starts last season. Fell early in Ffos Las novice chase on return and now makes a quick return to hurdles.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 4 25%
Hurdle 10 3 4 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 0 3 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 10 2 3 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 1 0 0 0%
T Jonjo O'Neill 10 2 3 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
4/71550-
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The Organist (IRE) 205

b m Alkaadhem - Go On Eileen (Bob Back)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-3
139

Won 3m Newbury handicap hurdle last December. Excellent fifth in Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March and not disgraced there on final start in April. Player if primed for return.

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Beaten 19l behind Rejaah at 5-1jt-fav when 14th of 17 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (good) in April.

Won 3m Newbury handicap hurdle last December. Excellent fifth in Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March and not disgraced there on final start in April. Player if primed for return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 4 1 26.7%
Hurdle 12 4 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 1 1 14.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 5 1 31.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J B J Geraghty 4 1 0 25%
T O Sherwood 15 4 1 26.7%
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
4
4100-13
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Jeannot De Nonant (FR) 152

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

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had 1 run wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces without success

This horse has had 2 runs wearing a tongue strap without success

Cheek Pieces: 8 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
6 11-1 t p
137

Scored for second time for this yard when landing the odds in 4-runner novice chase at Cartmel in May. Good third at Worcester the following month and respected back hurdling after a break.

He has won three hurdle races and a chase from 2m 2f to 3m 1f on good and soft ground. Third of 5 behind Deauville Crystal beaten 12l at 9-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Worcester over 2m 7f (good) in June.

Scored for second time for this yard when landing the odds in 4-runner novice chase at Cartmel in May. Good third at Worcester the following month and respected back hurdling after a break.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 4 2 19.1%
Hurdle 15 3 2 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 11 2 1 18.2%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 1 0 0 0%
HG Cheek Pieces 8 2 0 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sean Bowen 5 2 0 40%
T P Bowen 6 2 0 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
123243
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Jacks Last Hope 24

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

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 28 runs, 8 wins, 6 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Visor: 19 runs, 6 wins, 5 places, 31.58%
HG has previously won wearing a visor
HG
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-1 v
137

Useful hurdler and similar standard over fences to start this season. Respectable third back hurdling at Wetherby last month and eased 3 lb since.

Has won six hurdle races, two NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 3m on good and soft ground. Third of 7 behind Monbeg Theatre beaten 10l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 3m (good) last month.

Useful hurdler and similar standard over fences to start this season. Respectable third back hurdling at Wetherby last month and eased 3 lb since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 26 7 6 26.9%
Hurdle 20 6 4 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 1 2 25%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 28 8 6 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (V only) 19 6 5 31.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 1 2 16.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 2 0 40%
Connections
J Henry Brooke 0 0 0 -
T C Grant 28 9 6 32.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
32/131-
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Hear No Evil (IRE) 303

b g Getaway - Listening (King's Theatre)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
6 10-13 t
135

Progressive when 2 from 3 in novice hurdles last season, his first win coming at this track. In top hands and likely to go on to better things in handicaps this term. Up in trip.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f and 2m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 4-6fav at Catterick over 2m 3f (soft) in January, beating Sam's Gunner by 1l.

Progressive when 2 from 3 in novice hurdles last season, his first win coming at this track. In top hands and likely to go on to better things in handicaps this term. Up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 2 0 66.7%
Hurdle 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 1 2 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 5 2 2 40%
T D Skelton 5 2 2 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
P-16155
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William Of Orange 45

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Critical Acclaim (Peintre Celebre)

Similar Going: 28 runs, 5 wins, 8 places, 17.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 16 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 10 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 30%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 10 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 10%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 10-9 t b
134

Won twice over hurdles at the start of the season. Creditable fifth of 15 over 3m at Perth in September but will require an improved effort to overcome this mark.

Winner of five hurdle races from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 14l behind Rolling Maul when fifth of 15 at 28-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Perth over 3m (good) in September. Has won at Cartmel and Kelso this season.

Won twice over hurdles at the start of the season. Creditable fifth of 15 over 3m at Perth in September but will require an improved effort to overcome this mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 5 3 22.7%
Hurdle 22 5 3 22.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 28 5 8 17.9%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 8 3 1 37.5%
HG Blinkers 10 3 2 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 10 1 2 10%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Lorcan Murtagh 5 2 0 40%
T D McCain Jnr 25 5 3 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
P124P-0
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Stamp Your Feet (IRE) 176

b g Galileo - Nausicaa (Diesis)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 13 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 15.38%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 10 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 10-10 t
132

Winner at Hereford (19f) last December. Just as good when reaching the frame twice around 3m at the start of 2018 but out of sorts in a couple of runs in the spring.

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 6f to 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Cool Sky when last of 12 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 4f (good) in May.

Winner at Hereford (19f) last December. Just as good when reaching the frame twice around 3m at the start of 2018 but out of sorts in a couple of runs in the spring.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 3 5 20%
Hurdle 15 3 5 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 13 2 6 15.4%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 10 2 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 2 1 28.6%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J A P Heskin 5 2 2 40%
T T R George 17 4 6 23.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
22213/0-
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Abolitionist (IRE) 441

b g Flemensfirth - All The Roses (Roselier)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 34 runs, 5 wins, 12 places, 14.71%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 6 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 16.67%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
10 10-0 (oh 1)
122 1

Smart chaser in Ireland for Ellmarie Holden in 2016/17. Well beaten off lower hurdle mark when last seen in August 2017 but very interesting having switched to Dr Richard Newland.

Winner of four hurdle races and three chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to soft - heavy. Beaten 13l behind Lasoscar at 9-2jt-fav when 12th of 18 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Killarney over 2m 6f (good) in August last year. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Smart chaser in Ireland for Ellmarie Holden in 2016/17. Well beaten off lower hurdle mark when last seen in August 2017 but very interesting having switched to Dr Richard Newland.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 44 7 16 15.9%
Hurdle 25 4 9 16%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 2 33.3%
G Similar Going 34 5 12 14.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 45 7 16 15.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 1 5 16.7%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
T Dr R D P Newland 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

HEAR NO EVIL won on hurdling debut here over 2m4f at this meeting 12 months ago before having a light campaign. He ended his season in January when beating EBF Final hero Sam's Gunner at Catterick and an opening mark of 135 looks more than exploitable for this upcoming season. The Organist looks the pick of the JP McManus quartet with good ground to suit her chances, while Abolitionist looks an interesting newcomer for Dr Richard Newland with his season likely to be built around a crack at the Grand National back here in April.

4

14:10 Aintree (Class 2) (4YO plus)

British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Hurdle

2m 4f

Winner £28,152 - 5 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
9/77212-
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Agrapart (FR) 266

b g Martaline - Afragha (Darshaan)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-6
159

Mud lover who's career high point came when grinding out the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham last season. Has won here in the past but would need some more rain to be seen to best effect.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 2 1/4l by Donna's Diamond when second of 5 at 4-7fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock over 2m 7f (heavy) in February.

Mud lover who's career high point came when grinding out the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham last season. Has won here in the past but would need some more rain to be seen to best effect.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 4 3 25%
Hurdle 16 4 3 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
Similar Going 5 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 4 4 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Lizzie Kelly 10 4 2 40%
T Nick Williams 18 4 4 22.2%
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
612323-
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Wholestone (IRE) 196

br g Craigsteel - Last Theatre (King's Theatre)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-6
158

Very smart hurdler on his day who has won fresh in the past and hails from a yard that have their representatives well forward, so solid claims at a track where he's tasted success before.

Winner of five hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 6 behind Call Me Lord beaten 22l at 6-4jt-fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 bet365 Select Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 5f (good to soft) in April.

Very smart hurdler on his day who has won fresh in the past and hails from a yard that have their representatives well forward, so solid claims at a track where he's tasted success before.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 5 8 31.3%
Hurdle 16 5 8 31.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 7 3 3 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 6 8 35.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 1 1 0 100%
T N A Twiston-Davies 17 6 8 35.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
31/1230-
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Unowhatimeanharry 240

b g Sir Harry Lewis - Red Nose Lady (Teenoso)

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: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 12 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 14 runs, 10 wins, 3 places, 71.43%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
10 11-2 t
159 WS

Had a mighty 2016/17, winning 4 times, and while he didn't make the same impact, it's worth remembering he made a winning return in this last year so, clearly, he's one to consider.

Has won ten hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m 2f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 16l behind Penhill at 8-1 when 10th of 15 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m (soft) in March.

Had a mighty 2016/17, winning 4 times, and while he didn't make the same impact, it's worth remembering he made a winning return in this last year so, clearly, he's one to consider.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 10 10 40%
Hurdle 25 10 10 40%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 4 1 2 25%
G Similar Going 12 4 5 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 14 10 3 71.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 2 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 6 4 2 66.7%
T Harry Fry 14 10 3 71.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
21622-U
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Vision Des Flos (FR) 21

b g Balko - Marie Royale (Turgeon)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 11-2 t
148

Enjoyed a productive novice hurdling campaign last year, placed in a Group 1 here along the way, so not ruled out back over timber having unseated on chasing debut at Ffos Las recently.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 1f on good - yielding and heavy ground. Unseated rider when evens fav at Ffos Las over 2m 5f (good to soft) in a chase won by Bags Groove last month on his chase debut.

Enjoyed a productive novice hurdling campaign last year, placed in a Group 1 here along the way, so not ruled out back over timber having unseated on chasing debut at Ffos Las recently.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 1 4 12.5%
Hurdle 7 1 4 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 1 2 20%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 5 1 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T J O'Brien 0 0 0 -
T C L Tizzard 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
5
177244
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High Secret (IRE) 7

b g High Chaparral - Secret Question (Rahy)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 23 runs, 6 wins, 4 places, 26.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 13 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 7.69%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 10-12 p
139

Useful handicap hurdler who's been a bit out of his depth the last twice and looks set to struggle again.

Winner of three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on good ground. Well beaten at 22-1 behind Nautical Nitwit when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby over 3m (good) earlier this month.

Useful handicap hurdler who's been a bit out of his depth the last twice and looks set to struggle again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 3 2 20%
Hurdle 15 3 2 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 23 6 4 26.1%
Headgear
Today (P only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 13 1 5 7.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 4 1 1 25%
T D Skelton 8 1 2 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
410361/
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Un Temps Pour Tout (IRE) 606

b g Robin Des Champs - Rougedespoir (Bonnet Rouge)

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

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

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 13 runs, 4 wins, 6 places, 30.77%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had no previous runs wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
9 10-12 t p1
150 WS

Better known for his chasing exploits, landing his second Ultima Handicap Chase in a row at Cheltenham when last seen 20 months ago. Every chance this is just a pipe-opener, though.

Has won six hurdle races and two chases from 2m 2f to 3m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. A winner at 9-1 in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (good to soft) on his latest outing in March last year, beating Singlefarmpayment by a short head.

Better known for his chasing exploits, landing his second Ultima Handicap Chase in a row at Cheltenham when last seen 20 months ago. Every chance this is just a pipe-opener, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 6 8 30%
Hurdle 13 4 6 30.8%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 3 1 1 33.3%
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 13 4 6 30.8%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
Cheek Pieces 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 2 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T Scudamore 16 4 6 25%
T D Pipe 17 5 6 29.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Unowhatimeanharry won this prize last year but was unable to get his head back in front for the remainder of the campaign. His stable did have a patchy season, however, and a wind operation along with a summer break could see him return to form. Vision Des Flos returns to hurdles after unseating his rider on chase debut at Ffos Las last month and is an interesting contender having shaped here in April behind Lalor as though this distance would see him to best effect. Agrapart got the better of WHOLESTONE when the pair met in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m in January, but there is an argument to be made that the latter is better over intermediate trips. Despite the fact he finished third to Penhill in the Stayers Hurdle in March, that was a slowly-run affair which aided the speedier types and his best performance last season came when beating Agrapart in the Relkeel Hurdle over an extended 2m4f on New Year's Day.

5

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

Rewards4racing Handicap Chase

2m 3f 200y

Winner £49,520 - 11 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
15/U22P-
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Warriors Tale 210

b g Midnight Legend - Samandara (Kris)

Distance: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-12 t
149

Improved again in defeat last season, runner-up in good handicaps at Newbury and Doncaster. Failed to stay in Grand National here when last seen.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Pulled up 2 out when 33-1 here over 4m 2f (heavy) in a Grade 3 chase won by Tiger Roll in April on his latest outing.

Improved again in defeat last season, runner-up in good handicaps at Newbury and Doncaster. Failed to stay in Grand National here when last seen.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 5 5 22.7%
Chase 14 3 4 21.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 3 0 50%
G Similar Going 12 3 2 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 8 2 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 1 2 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sean Bowen 9 2 2 22.2%
T P F Nicholls 17 3 5 17.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
23/2U1P-
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Hell's Kitchen 279

b g Robin Des Champs - Mille Et Une (Trempolino)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 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 a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-8 t h
145

Promising sort who showed what he's capable of over fences when winning at Kempton on Boxing Day, making all in a good time. Shaped as if amiss next time but remains unexposed after 9 months off.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up 2 out when 9-2fav at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (soft) in a chase won by Last Goodbye in February on his latest outing.

Promising sort who showed what he's capable of over fences when winning at Kempton on Boxing Day, making all in a good time. Shaped as if amiss next time but remains unexposed after 9 months off.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 2 3 25%
Chase 5 1 1 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 5 1 2 20%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 3 1 0 33.3%
HG Hood 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 8 2 3 25%
T Harry Fry 8 2 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
3
381105-
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Mercian Prince (IRE) 204

b g Midnight Legend - Bongo Fury (Sillery)

Distance: 7 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 42.86%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-6
143

Back-to-back handicap wins over this trip at Kempton and Wetherby to start the year, and not disgraced when fifth at Ayr final start. Others more persuasive, though.

Winner of five chases from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Finished 14l behind Value At Risk when fifth of 12 at 18-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Ayr over 2m 4f (good) in April.

Back-to-back handicap wins over this trip at Kempton and Wetherby to start the year, and not disgraced when fifth at Ayr final start. Others more persuasive, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 4 26.3%
Chase 14 5 1 35.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 7 3 1 42.9%
G Similar Going 6 2 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 5 5 26.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jack Quinlan 12 4 1 33.3%
T Amy Murphy 12 4 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
30/3333-
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King's Odyssey (IRE) 240

b g King's Theatre - Ma Furie (Balleroy)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 6 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 16.67%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-2
139

Remains low mileage for his age and as good as ever when third of 22 in Grade 3 handicap at Cheltenham Festival when last seen in March. This less competitive so likely player off same mark.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 4f to 2m 5f on soft and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 22 behind The Storyteller beaten 7l at 14-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Brown Advisory The Storyteller Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (soft) in March.

Remains low mileage for his age and as good as ever when third of 22 in Grade 3 handicap at Cheltenham Festival when last seen in March. This less competitive so likely player off same mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 3 5 20%
Chase 11 2 3 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 3 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 3 6 18.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 0 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 1 3 16.7%
Connections
J L P Aspell 1 1 0 100%
T Evan Williams 15 3 5 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
30/76BP-
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Bouvreuil (FR) 211

b g Saddler Maker - Madame Lys (Sheyrann)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 13 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 7.69%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 16 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 6.25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 14 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 7.14%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 10 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-2 t h
139

Smart chaser who endured a largely luckless campaign last season but has since left Paul Nicholls. Best watched.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 1f and 2m 3f on soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Pulled up 2 out when 14-1 here over 2m 5f (heavy) in a Grade 3 chase won by Ultragold in April on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Smart chaser who endured a largely luckless campaign last season but has since left Paul Nicholls. Best watched.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 2 5 9.5%
Chase 13 1 2 7.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
Course 5 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 11 0 3 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 13 1 3 7.7%
HG Hood 14 1 3 7.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 10 0 2 0%
Connections
J R P McLernon 0 0 0 -
T B M R Haslam 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
15507-4
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Romain De Senam (FR) 21

b g Saint Des Saints - Salvatrixe (Housamix)

Similar Going: 15 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 26.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had 2 runs wearing only a tongue strap without success

Tongue Strap: 18 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 12.5%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-10 t
138 WS2

Useful hurdler/chaser. Mixed record after winning first 2 starts last season but shaped well when fourth at Maket Rasen on return and on a handy mark.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 1m 7f to 2m 5f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 6l behind Royal Village when fourth of 7 at 5-2fav on his latest outing in a chase at Market Rasen over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Useful hurdler/chaser. Mixed record after winning first 2 starts last season but shaped well when fourth at Maket Rasen on return and on a handy mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 4 4 18.2%
Chase 14 3 1 21.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 15 4 3 26.7%
Headgear
Today (T only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 2 0 33.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 1 0 12.5%
Connections
J Mr L Williams 0 0 0 -
T P F Nicholls 20 4 3 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
7
23/11D5-
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Kauto Riko (FR) 210

b g Ballingarry - Kauto relstar (Art bleu)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-0
137

Quickly bettered his fair winning hurdles form over fences, passing the post in front first 3 starts last season (demoted after causing interference at Hereford). Out of Depth in Grade 1 final start.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 3f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Diego Du Charmil when fifth of 6 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase here over 2m (soft) in April.

Quickly bettered his fair winning hurdles form over fences, passing the post in front first 3 starts last season (demoted after causing interference at Hereford). Out of Depth in Grade 1 final start.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 5 2 41.7%
Chase 4 3 0 75%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 1 1 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 5 2 41.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A P Heskin 0 0 0 -
T T R Gretton 12 5 2 41.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
234222-
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War Sound 196

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

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 10-13
136

Useful over hurdles and better efforts over fences last season, failing to win but often there or thereabouts. Yard in better form now.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over three years ago. Beaten 4l by Silverhow when second of 11 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (good to soft) in April.

Useful over hurdles and better efforts over fences last season, failing to win but often there or thereabouts. Yard in better form now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 3 2 21.4%
Chase 8 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 8 2 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 3 2 21.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 1 0 33.3%
Connections
J T J O'Brien 2 0 0 0%
T P J Hobbs 14 3 2 21.4%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
1415-00
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Captain Chaos (IRE) 14

ch g Golan - Times Have Changed (Safety Catch)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
7 10-12
135

Bagged 3 small-field novice chases last term but questions to answer after 2 poor efforts this season.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 3m 1f on soft ground. Well beaten at 18-1 behind Relentless Dreamer when 14th of 16 on his latest outing in a chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (good) last month.

Bagged 3 small-field novice chases last term but questions to answer after 2 poor efforts this season.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 5 2 31.3%
Chase 11 3 0 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 3 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Bridget Andrews 1 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 16 5 2 31.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
7-3P171
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Candy Burg (FR) 21

b g Sageburg - Candinie (Bernardini)

Has won at this Distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
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
5 10-11 t
134

Back on track to score at Newton Abbot and quickly resumed progress to win at Ffos Las 3 weeks ago but jumping will be tested here on debut for this yard.

He has won four chases from 2m 1f to 2m 5f on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a claiming chase when 15-8fav at Ffos Las over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month, beating Tornado In Milan by 2 1/2l. Has also won at Newton Abbot this season. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Back on track to score at Newton Abbot and quickly resumed progress to win at Ffos Las 3 weeks ago but jumping will be tested here on debut for this yard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 0 37.5%
Chase 4 3 0 75%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 2 0 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 6 2 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Bowen 0 0 0 -
T P Bowen 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
16/1P5-0
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Some Invitation (IRE) 167

b g Presenting - Bolly (Jolly Jake)

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
This horse has had 2 runs wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces without success

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

This horse has had 2 runs wearing cheek pieces without success
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 10-10 t p
133

Caught the eye on return from wind surgery when fifth of 13 over 16f at Cheltenham in May but proved a let-down when strong in the betting at Uttoxeter following month. Remains unexposed.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 4f to 3m on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 13-2fav behind Drumcliff when last of 17 on his latest outing in a chase at Uttoxeter over 2m 4f (good) in May.

Caught the eye on return from wind surgery when fifth of 13 over 16f at Cheltenham in May but proved a let-down when strong in the betting at Uttoxeter following month. Remains unexposed.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 0 37.5%
Chase 4 1 0 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 2 0 50%
G Similar Going 6 3 0 50%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 2 0 0 0%
Cheek Pieces 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 8 3 0 37.5%
T D Skelton 8 3 0 37.5%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
234-114
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Martiloo (FR) 160

b m Martaline - Paola Pierji (Cadoudal)

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: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 8 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 27.27%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 10-0 t
123

Much improved this season, winning at Ayr and this C&D before shaping as if still in top form at Perth (trip too far). Has to be respected back from a break.

She has won three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 4 1/2l behind Henllan Harri when fourth of 11 at 3-1fav on her latest outing in a chase at Perth over 3m (good) in June. Has won at Aintree and Ayr this season.

Much improved this season, winning at Ayr and this C&D before shaping as if still in top form at Perth (trip too far). Has to be respected back from a break.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 3 6 14.3%
Chase 16 3 5 18.8%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 6 2 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 10 3 3 30%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 8 3 2 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Henry Brooke 4 2 0 50%
T Miss P Robson 13 3 3 23.1%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Hell's Kitchen has threatened to prove much better than his handicap mark for a while and his attacking nature around this speed track could just see him to best effect. That said, this is his first start for 279 days and he could prove too fresh, which would make him vulnerable late on. King's Odyssey had a consistent year, finishing third on all four outings, and remains on the same mark after his effort behind The Storyteller at the Cheltenham Festival. Romain De Senam, Warriors Tale, and War Sound all warrant respect, but the vote goes to SOME INVITATION. The son of Presenting comes with plenty of risks attached, as he was last seen disappointing in a competitive handicap at Uttoxeter in May, but he has always gone well fresh and looks fairly handicapped to strike. He is 5lb lower than his effort in a Cheltenham handicap over 3m2f in April when he just didn't get home after travelling strongly for most of the contest.

6

15:20 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Racing Uk Handicap Chase

1m 7f 176y

Winner £16,245 - 11 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
33U1F2-
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Positively Dylan 267

b g Multiplex - Wou Oodd (Barathea)

Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
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
137

Bettered anything previously achieved when landing 15.2f Wetherby handicap chase in January. Fell heavily early in Haydock Gr. 2 next time but let down by his jumping at Fakenham since. Off 8 months.

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 1m 7f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 17l by Rather Be when second of 5 at 9-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Fakenham over 2m (soft) in February.

Bettered anything previously achieved when landing 15.2f Wetherby handicap chase in January. Fell heavily early in Haydock Gr. 2 next time but let down by his jumping at Fakenham since. Off 8 months.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 3 2 23.1%
Chase 6 1 1 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 7 1 2 14.3%
G Similar Going 5 2 0 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 4 4 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 1 1 0 100%
T Evan Williams 15 4 3 26.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
1825P1-
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Baby King (IRE) 198

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

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
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: 17 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 29.41%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Tongue Strap: 18 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 12 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-11 t
136

Patchy record last season but did win twice, including this corresponding race. 4 lb higher this time.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases at 2m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. A winner at 2-1 in a chase at Perth over 2m (soft) on his latest outing in April, beating Mixboy by a head.

Patchy record last season but did win twice, including this corresponding race. 4 lb higher this time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 5 3 23.8%
Chase 8 3 1 37.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 17 5 2 29.4%
Similar Going 5 0 0 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 18 4 3 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 12 4 3 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J A P Heskin 7 2 1 28.6%
T T R George 20 4 3 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
F/2163-1
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Robbing The Prey (IRE) 182

b g Robin Des Pres - Derravarra Lady (Flemensfirth)

Distance: 8 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 12.5%
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, 0 places, 66.67%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
7 11-10
135

Barring one blip has taken well to chasing and produced a career best to resume winning ways at Haydock (19f) in May. Remains unexposed starting out for new yard.

Successful in two chases at 2m and 2m 3f on good and soft ground. A winner at 8-1 in a chase at Haydock over 2m 3f (good) on his latest outing in May, beating Strongly Suggested by 4l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Ruth Jefferson.

Barring one blip has taken well to chasing and produced a career best to resume winning ways at Haydock (19f) in May. Remains unexpo