Aintree 25 October 2020

Going: Soft
Draw Advantage: None
 
Sunny spells

Forecast: Sunny spells
Temperature: 5.8° - 12.2°
Rainfall: 0.01mm
Wind: 14.2 mph S

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1

12:47 Aintree (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Join Racing TV Now Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

2m 4f

Winner £3,769 - 7 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
28-
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Butte Montana (IRE) 310

b g Presenting - My Cool Lady (Old Vic)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
5 11-0
 - 

Failed to build on promising debut second in Cheltenham bumper when only eighth in listed bumper at Ascot (15.7f, heavy) 10 months ago. Yard won this 12 months ago so not ruled out on hurdles bow.

Placed in a NH flat race from two starts. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Israel Champ when eighth of 9 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Ascot over 2m (heavy) in December last year.

Failed to build on promising debut second in Cheltenham bumper when only eighth in listed bumper at Ascot (15.7f, heavy) 10 months ago. Yard won this 12 months ago so not ruled out on hurdles bow.

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 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 2 0 1 0%
T F O'Brien 2 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
356/P
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Calypso Storm (IRE) 39

b g Trans Island - Valin Thyne (Good Thyne)

9 10-7 t
 - 

Very lightly-raced maiden hurdler. Off 33 months before well held in Kelso novice last month on yard debut. Easily opposed.

Yet to place in four starts. Pulled up 2 out when 66-1 at Kelso over 2m 5f (good) in a hurdle race won by Nikgarde last month on his latest outing.

Very lightly-raced maiden hurdler. Off 33 months before well held in Kelso novice last month on yard debut. Easily opposed.

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 (T only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr A Anderson 1 0 0 0%
T Sean Conway 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
11022/6-
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Danny Kirwan (IRE) 247

b g Scorpion - Sainte Baronne (Saint Des Saints)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-0
139

Useful bumper winner who quickly matched that over hurdles in 2018. Disappointed after 14 months off though when sixth in 18f novice hurdle at Exeter only run since. One to beat if back to his best.

Successful in a NH flat race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on good and soft - heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 4-7fav when sixth of 13 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 2f (heavy) in February.

Useful bumper winner who quickly matched that over hurdles in 2018. Disappointed after 14 months off though when sixth in 18f novice hurdle at Exeter only run since. One to beat if back to his best.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 0 1 0%
Hurdle 3 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 3 0 1 0%
T P F Nicholls 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
4
1-
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Killer Kane (IRE) 232

b g Oscar - Native Idea (Be My Native)

5 11-0
 - 

£300,000 5-y-o, Oscar gelding. Half-brother to high-class hurdler Go Native. Dam unraced. Winning pointer and lots to like on pedigree so newcomer is very much considered for leadidng handler.

A winner at 7-2fav in a point-to-point race at Ballycahane over 3m (good to soft) on his latest outing in March, beating Fabrique En France by 3l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Donnchadh Doyle in Ireland.

£300,000 5-y-o, Oscar gelding. Half-brother to high-class hurdler Go Native. Dam unraced. Winning pointer and lots to like on pedigree so newcomer is very much considered for leadidng handler.

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 R M Power 0 0 0 -
T C L Tizzard 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
24-
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Malinello 275

b g Malinas - Wyldello (Supreme Leader)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 11-0
 -  WS2

Showed fafir form when twice in the frame in bumpers, fourth of 15 at Huntingdon (15.8f, soft) on latter occasion. Back after 9 months off now for hurdles debut and not dismissed.

Placed in a NH flat race from two starts. Finished 11l behind Third Time Lucki when fourth of 15 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Huntingdon over 2m (soft) in January.

Showed fafir form when twice in the frame in bumpers, fourth of 15 at Huntingdon (15.8f, soft) on latter occasion. Back after 9 months off now for hurdles debut and not dismissed.

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 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 0 0 0 -
T Ben Pauling 2 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
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Ottonian (66F)

ch g Dubawi - Evil Empire (Acatenango)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-0
 - 

Very low-mileage 6yo but has shown fair winning form on Flat over 14f. Sent hurdling now and another worth a second look.

Finished 7l behind Future Investment when fourth of 8 at 18-1 on his latest outing at Chester over 2m (good to soft) in August.

Very low-mileage 6yo but has shown fair winning form on Flat over 14f. Sent hurdling now and another worth a second look.

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 4 2 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 2 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B S Hughes 0 0 0 -
T D McCain Jnr 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
7-
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Real Stone 269

b g Arvico - Stoney Path (Petoski)

5 11-0 t
 -  WS

20/1, promising debut seventh of 13 in bumper at Wincanton (15.3f, heavy) 8 months ago. Tongue strap again fitted for hurdles debut now and has also had wind op. Much respected for good yard.

Beaten 11l behind Runswick Bay at 20-1 when seventh of 13 on his racecourse debut at Wincanton over 1m 7f (soft) in January.

20/1, promising debut seventh of 13 in bumper at Wincanton (15.3f, heavy) 8 months ago. Tongue strap again fitted for hurdles debut now and has also had wind op. Much respected for good 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 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (T only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 1 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
5/25242-
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Torn And Frayed (FR) 228

b g Califet - Chic Et Zen (Chichicastenango)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 11-0
125

Showed fairly useful form without winning over hurdles last season, signing off with good second of 8 in novice at Huntingdon (20.7f, soft) In March. Proven under the conditions so well in the mix.

Placed in three hurdle races from six starts. Beaten 1l by Dagueneau when second of 8 at 9-4 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 2m 5f (good to soft) in March.

Showed fairly useful form without winning over hurdles last season, signing off with good second of 8 in novice at Huntingdon (20.7f, soft) In March. Proven under the conditions so well in the mix.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 0 3 0%
Hurdle 5 0 3 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 0 3 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 2 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 5 0 2 0%
T N A Twiston-Davies 6 0 3 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

DANNY KIRWAN was disappointing on his only start last season but it is far too soon to be writing him off, especially as he only found one too good in a Grade 2 on his penultimate start. Torn And Frayed is another with valid form claims and he is an obvious threat to the selection. The point-to-point winner Killer Kane cost 300,000 pounds earlier in the year and he is a half-brother to the Supreme winner Go Native, so he warrants respect.

2

13:22 Aintree (Class 2) (9YO plus)

Every Race Live On Racing TV Veterans' Handicap Chase

3m 210y

Winner £15,014 - 12 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
5P3158-
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Vintage Clouds (IRE) 229

gr g Cloudings - Rare Vintage (Germany)

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

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 27 runs, 4 wins, 13 places, 14.81%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-12
149

Back to best when wide-margin winner of Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock but hit hard by the handicapper and struggled on final 2 starts.

Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 16l behind The Conditional at 28-1 when eighth of 23 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (soft) in March.

Back to best when wide-margin winner of Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock but hit hard by the handicapper and struggled on final 2 starts.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 4 15 13.3%
Chase 24 3 11 12.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 4 1 0 25%
D Distance 7 1 3 14.3%
G Similar Going 27 4 13 14.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 34 5 17 14.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 1 3 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Ryan Mania 1 0 0 0%
T Mrs S J Smith 34 5 17 14.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
P0/1997-
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Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 295

ch g Sabiango - Indecise (Cyborg)

Course: 8 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 12.5%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 30 runs, 11 wins, 3 places, 36.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 15 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 16 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 18.75%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-5 t p
142

Former Becher Chase winner here. Not at best at Sandown when last seen in January but has a good record fresh (won off this mark on last season's reappearance). Respected.

Has won three hurdle races, three NH flat races and six chases from 1m 4f to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 19l behind Jepeck at 10-1 when seventh of 14 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 3m (soft) in January.

Former Becher Chase winner here. Not at best at Sandown when last seen in January but has a good record fresh (won off this mark on last season's reappearance). Respected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 9 3 30%
Chase 21 6 2 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 8 1 1 12.5%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 30 11 3 36.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 7 1 1 14.3%
HG Cheek Pieces 15 3 1 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 2 0 33.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 16 3 2 18.8%
Connections
J T Scudamore 27 11 3 40.7%
T D Pipe 34 12 3 35.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
60/3U6P-
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Activial (FR) 229

gr g Lord Du Sud - Kissmirial (Smadoun)

Similar Going: 17 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 11.76%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 10 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-5
142

Smart chaser wat his best. Last season was a bit of a write-off but his mark has come down as a result.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 1m 4f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 4 out when 33-1 in the Group 3 Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by The Conditional in March on his latest outing.

Smart chaser wat his best. Last season was a bit of a write-off but his mark has come down as a result.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 3 8 12%
Chase 15 2 4 13.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 17 2 6 11.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 3 8 15.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 1 2 14.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 10 0 3 0%
Connections
J J J Burke 4 0 1 0%
T T R George 10 1 3 10%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
338/243-
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Sametegal (FR) 246

b g Saint Des Saints - Loya Lescribaa (Robin Des Champs)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 19 runs, 4 wins, 7 places, 21.05%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 9 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 11.11%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 9 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 11.11%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-5 t
142

Returned from a lengthy absence to post 3 creditable in-frame efforts in handicaps last term. Reappears with his stable in very good form. Player.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft, but last win was over four years ago. Third of 14 behind Mister Malarky beaten 2 1/2l at 9-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Betway Handicap Chase at Kempton over 3m (good to soft) in February.

Returned from a lengthy absence to post 3 creditable in-frame efforts in handicaps last term. Reappears with his stable in very good form. Player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 5 9 21.7%
Chase 12 2 5 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 19 4 7 21.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 9 1 5 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 9 2 2 22.2%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 1 5 11.1%
Connections
J H Cobden 2 0 1 0%
T P F Nicholls 23 5 9 21.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
U6072-1
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Minellacelebration (IRE) 111

b g King's Theatre - Knocktartan (King's Ride)

Course and Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 14 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-3
140

Better than ever when getting up in the dying strides to land Summer Cup at Uttoxeter on reappearance in July. Only 1 lb higher here and another prominent showing is likely.

Has won three hurdle races, six chases and four point-to-points from 2m 5f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 7-1 in a chase at Uttoxeter over 3m 2f (good) on his latest outing in July, beating Bandsman by a neck.

Better than ever when getting up in the dying strides to land Summer Cup at Uttoxeter on reappearance in July. Only 1 lb higher here and another prominent showing is likely.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 31 9 8 29%
Chase 22 6 5 27.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 2 1 66.7%
C Course 4 2 1 50%
D Distance 5 2 1 40%
G Similar Going 14 4 3 28.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 34 9 9 26.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 2 2 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Benjamin Poste 23 7 5 30.4%
T Katy Price 31 9 8 29%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
PP/373-6
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Joe Farrell (IRE) 16

b g Presenting - Luck Of The Deise (Old Vic)

Similar Going: 15 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 13.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-3 p1
140

Won 2018 Scottish National. Performed with credit in defeat last term and he ought to be sharper with his recent Chepstow reappearance behind him. Has cheekpieces added.

Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and two chases from 1m 6f to 4m on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 18l behind Present Man when sixth of 12 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (good).

Won 2018 Scottish National. Performed with credit in defeat last term and he ought to be sharper with his recent Chepstow reappearance behind him. Has cheekpieces added.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 3 5 15.8%
Chase 14 2 4 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 15 2 6 13.3%
Headgear
Today (P only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 3 0%
Connections
J S Bowen 1 0 0 0%
T Miss R Curtis 19 3 5 15.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
1523P/F-
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Ballydine (IRE) 323

ch g Stowaway - Bealaha Essie (Denel)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 3 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-0 t p
137

Absent since at early fall in Becher here last December but has shown he can be very competitive off this mark in the past and he returns with his yard going pretty well.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m 6f to 3m on soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Fell at the 2nd when 25-1 here over 3m 2f (soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Walk In The Mill in December last year on his latest outing.

Absent since at early fall in Becher here last December but has shown he can be very competitive off this mark in the past and he returns with his yard going pretty well.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 3 5 23.1%
Chase 8 1 3 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 3 3 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 3 0 1 0%
HG Cheek Pieces 3 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 2 1 66.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J B S Hughes 2 0 1 0%
T C E Longsdon 14 3 5 21.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
2/6353-7
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Theatre Guide (IRE) 16

b g King's Theatre - Erintante (Denel)

Distance: 9 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 33 runs, 6 wins, 7 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 19 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 5.26%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

Tongue Strap: 41 runs, 5 wins, 12 places, 12.2%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Blinkers: 19 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 5.26%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 13 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 15.38%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 30 runs, 2 wins, 11 places, 6.67%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
13 11-0 t b
137 WS2

Last win came nearly 4 years ago but showed there's still plenty of life in his legs when third in the Final of this series at Sandown in January. Should be sharper with reappearance behind him.

Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and five chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft, but last win was over three years ago. Well beaten at 18-1 when seventh of 12 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (good) earlier this month.

Last win came nearly 4 years ago but showed there's still plenty of life in his legs when third in the Final of this series at Sandown in January. Should be sharper with reappearance behind him.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 44 6 12 13.6%
Chase 41 5 12 12.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 4 0 0 0%
D Distance 9 0 3 0%
G Similar Going 33 6 7 18.2%
Headgear
HG Today (T & B) 19 1 6 5.3%
HG Blinkers 19 1 6 5.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 13 2 3 15.4%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 30 2 11 6.7%
Connections
J R M Power 2 0 1 0%
T C L Tizzard 47 7 13 14.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
5/44122-
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Perfect Candidate (IRE) 247

b g Winged Love - Dansana (Insan)

Distance: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 32 runs, 7 wins, 4 places, 21.88%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 16 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 18.75%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 18 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
13 10-12
135

Veteran chaser who held form well in long-distance events last season, winning at Haydock and finishing runner-up next 2 starts. Yard continues in good form.

Has won a hurdle race and seven chases from 2m 4f to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 9l by Christmas In April when second of 14 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Exeter over 3m 7f (heavy) in February.

Veteran chaser who held form well in long-distance events last season, winning at Haydock and finishing runner-up next 2 starts. Yard continues in good form.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 40 8 7 20%
Chase 34 7 5 20.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 1 1 16.7%
G Similar Going 32 7 4 21.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 26 4 5 15.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 16 3 3 18.8%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 18 3 4 16.7%
Connections
J P J Brennan 25 6 6 24%
T F O'Brien 42 8 7 19.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
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One Style (FR) 227

b g Desert Style - Arieta (Pistolet Bleu)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 5 wins, 7 places, 26.32%
G has previously won on similar going
G
10 10-12
135

Made it 5 wins in a row when seeing off 6 rivals at Ludlow (3m) in February. Weakening when falling 3 out in Kim Muir at Cheltenham in March and he'll need career best to resume winning ways.

Winner of five chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Fell 3 out when 33-1 at Cheltenham over 3m 2f (soft) in a chase won by Milan Native in March on his latest outing.

Made it 5 wins in a row when seeing off 6 rivals at Ludlow (3m) in February. Weakening when falling 3 out in Kim Muir at Cheltenham in March and he'll need career best to resume winning ways.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 7 26.3%
Chase 13 5 3 38.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 19 5 7 26.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 5 7 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 7 3 1 42.9%
T Miss V Williams 13 5 3 38.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
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Brother Tedd 346

gr g Kayf Tara - Neltina (Neltino)

Similar Going: 13 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 30.77%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 10-11
134

Just a small-field maiden win to his name over fences and his narrow defeat last November (sole start last term) was the sixth time he's been runner-up over fences. Others stronger for win purposes.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft, but last win was over three years ago. Beaten a neck by Walt when second of 8 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Taunton over 2m 7f (good) in November last year.

Just a small-field maiden win to his name over fences and his narrow defeat last November (sole start last term) was the sixth time he's been runner-up over fences. Others stronger for win purposes.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 5 6 21.7%
Chase 11 1 5 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 13 4 2 30.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 6 6 24%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 2 3 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 2 2 28.6%
Connections
J R Johnson 21 6 4 28.6%
T P J Hobbs 25 6 6 24%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
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Don Poli (IRE) 226

b g Poliglote - Dalamine (Sillery)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 6 wins, 4 places, 31.58%
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, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 10-9
132

Top-notch chaser in his prime for Willie Mullins/Gordon Elliott but little show of late, including for 2 different yards. Market should reveal expectations on first start for Dan Skelton.

Has won three hurdle races, five chases and two point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Well beaten at 25-1 when 11th of 21 on his latest outing in a chase at Cheltenham over 3m 2f (good to soft) in March. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Top-notch chaser in his prime for Willie Mullins/Gordon Elliott but little show of late, including for 2 different yards. Market should reveal expectations on first start for Dan Skelton.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 8 6 33.3%
Chase 17 5 3 29.4%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 1 50%
C Course 4 1 1 25%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 19 6 4 31.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 8 5 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 1 0 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 1 0 25%
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
13
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Pobbles Bay (IRE) 230

b g Oscar - Rose De Beaufai (Solon)

Similar Going: 21 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 14.29%
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: 11 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 18.18%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 10-7
130

Drew a blank last term but does reappear off the same mark as when last successful at Ffos Las in spring 2019. Still a bit of a surprise to see him take this, though.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m 4f to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 6 behind Seaston Spirit beaten 17l at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Taunton over 3m 4f (heavy) in March.

Drew a blank last term but does reappear off the same mark as when last successful at Ffos Las in spring 2019. Still a bit of a surprise to see him take this, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 4 4 17.4%
Chase 14 3 1 21.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 21 3 4 14.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 23 4 4 17.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 11 2 1 18.2%
Connections
J Adam Wedge 18 3 4 16.7%
T Evan Williams 23 4 4 17.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

The excellent DON POLI was a top-class performer when at his best, winning an RSA Chase and placing in a Gold Cup, and he makes plenty of appeal off a mark of 132 on his first start for Dan Skelton. His two previous outings over C&D consist of a defeat of Many Clouds in a Listed chase and finding only Cue Card too good in the Bowl here in 2016. Sametegal was third in a Grade 3 on his final start last season and he could prove to be the main threat to the selection, ahead of Theatre Guide and Joe Farrell.

3

13:57 Aintree (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Monet's Garden Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase (Grade 2)

2m 3f 200y

Winner £36,013 - 12 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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Nuts Well 21

b g Dylan Thomas - Renada (Sinndar)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 22 runs, 8 wins, 5 places, 36.36%
G has previously won on similar going
G
9 11-7
155

Thrived last winter, producing a career best when completing hat-trick at Wetherby before good third at Doncaster final start. Better than ever when making a winning return at Kelso and worth a shot.

Has won four hurdle races and six chases from 1m 7f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 17-2 in a chase at Kelso over 2m 1f (good to soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Aye Right by 1 1/2l.

Thrived last winter, producing a career best when completing hat-trick at Wetherby before good third at Doncaster final start. Better than ever when making a winning return at Kelso and worth a shot.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 34 10 7 29.4%
Chase 17 6 2 35.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 22 8 5 36.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 33 10 9 30.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Danny McMenamin 7 4 0 57.1%
T Mrs A Hamilton 37 10 9 27%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
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Magic Saint (FR) 298

b g Saint Des Saints - Magic Poline (Trempolino)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-9
154

Shaped well in BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on return last season and beat a subsequent Grade 2 winner at Newbury next time. Found little at former track on New Year's Day, however, and off since.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Oldgrangewood when seventh of 12 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Paddy Power Handicap Chase Paddy Power Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (soft) in January.

Shaped well in BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on return last season and beat a subsequent Grade 2 winner at Newbury next time. Found little at former track on New Year's Day, however, and off since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 6 2 40%
Chase 13 4 2 30.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 5 1 0 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 6 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 4 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J H Cobden 8 1 1 12.5%
T P F Nicholls 9 2 1 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
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Itchy Feet (FR) 227

b g Cima De Triomphe - Maeva Candas (Brier Creek)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-9
154

Smart over hurdles and even better over fences last term, winning Grade 1 novice at Sandown. Let down by jumping at Cheltenham Festival final start but remains with potential and opening mark is fair.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Unseated rider when 7-2 in the Group 1 Marsh Novices' Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (soft) in a Grade 1 chase won by Samcro in March on his latest outing.

Smart over hurdles and even better over fences last term, winning Grade 1 novice at Sandown. Let down by jumping at Cheltenham Festival final start but remains with potential and opening mark is fair.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 4 2 44.4%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 5 2 1 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 5 3 45.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 2 2 28.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 2 1 1 50%
T Olly Murphy 11 5 3 45.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
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Crievehill (IRE) 246

b g Arcadio - Ma Douce (Mansonnien)

Distance: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 21 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 23.81%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 11-7
152

Returned better than ever with wins at Wetherby and Haydock last season. However, ended that campaign on a low-key note and looks plenty high enough in the weights now.

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Mister Malarky when 9th of 14 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Betway Handicap Chase at Kempton over 3m (good to soft) in February.

Returned better than ever with wins at Wetherby and Haydock last season. However, ended that campaign on a low-key note and looks plenty high enough in the weights now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 5 5 20.8%
Chase 17 4 4 23.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 1 2 16.7%
G Similar Going 21 5 4 23.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 3 4 17.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 7 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 13 4 2 30.8%
T N A Twiston-Davies 24 5 5 20.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
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Midnight Shadow 227

b g Midnight Legend - Holy Smoke (Statoblest)

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, 0 places, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 18 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 27.78%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 30%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-4
149

Grade 2 winner over hurdles/fences, landing Dipper at Cheltenham last term, albeit fortunate on the day. Creditable efforts in Grade 1s at Sandown (second to Itchy Feet) and Cheltenham Festival since.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 1m 7f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 11l behind Samcro when sixth of 12 at 22-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Marsh Novices' Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (soft) in March.

Grade 2 winner over hurdles/fences, landing Dipper at Cheltenham last term, albeit fortunate on the day. Creditable efforts in Grade 1s at Sandown (second to Itchy Feet) and Cheltenham Festival since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 5 5 27.8%
Chase 6 1 2 16.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 3 1 0 33.3%
D Distance 4 2 1 50%
G Similar Going 18 5 4 27.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 6 5 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 3 3 30%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sean Quinlan 0 0 0 -
T Mrs S J Smith 21 6 5 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
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Clondaw Castle (IRE) 260

b g Oscar - Lohort Castle (Presenting)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 11-4
149

Proved better than ever when resuming winning ways at Warwick over this trip in February and ought to remain competitive after 6 lb rise remembering how well he travelled in the Arkle.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. A winner at 11-2 in a chase at Warwick over 2m 4f (good to soft) on his latest outing in February, beating Two Taffs by 4 1/2l.

Proved better than ever when resuming winning ways at Warwick over this trip in February and ought to remain competitive after 6 lb rise remembering how well he travelled in the Arkle.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 5 2 38.5%
Chase 9 3 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 10 4 1 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 7 2 41.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J J Burke 2 0 1 0%
T T R George 15 6 2 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
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Imperial Presence (IRE) 23

ch g Presenting - Penneyrose Bay (Karinga Bay)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-4
149

Completed a hat-trick over fences in 2018 and looked better than ever when winning handicaps at Stratford and Fontwell this season. Never won off a mark this high but respected all the same.

Winner of a hurdle race and six chases from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 5-1 in a chase at Fontwell over 2m 6f (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Aintree My Dream by a neck. Has also won at Stratford this season.

Completed a hat-trick over fences in 2018 and looked better than ever when winning handicaps at Stratford and Fontwell this season. Never won off a mark this high but respected all the same.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 7 4 29.2%
Chase 20 6 3 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 12 3 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 23 7 4 30.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 5 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J R Johnson 20 7 3 35%
T P J Hobbs 24 7 4 29.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
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Yorkhill (IRE) 266

ch g Presenting - Lightning Breeze (Saddlers' Hall)

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, 3 wins, 2 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 17 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 35.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 15 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-3
148

Winner of 4 Grade 1s in his prime but just useful form at best last season and has left Willie Mullins.

Has won four hurdle races, two NH flat races, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Pulled up at the last when 16-1 at Leopardstown over 2m 5f (yielding) in a chase won by Glamorgan Duke in February on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Winner of 4 Grade 1s in his prime but just useful form at best last season and has left Willie Mullins.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 8 2 34.8%
Chase 13 4 2 30.8%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 6 3 2 50%
G Similar Going 17 6 2 35.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 27 11 2 40.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 15 5 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Ryan Mania 0 0 0 -
T A M Thomson 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
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Oldgrangewood 227

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

Course and Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 6 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 18 runs, 6 wins, 6 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 10%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-2
147

Benefited from undergoing wind surgery last season, winning handicaps at Newbury and Cheltenham (Grade 3). Good fourth in handicap at Cheltenham Festival final start. Needs taking seriously.

Has won a hurdle race, six chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 3 1/2l behind Simply The Betts when fourth of 23 at 11-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Brown Advisory Simply The Betts Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (soft) in March.

Benefited from undergoing wind surgery last season, winning handicaps at Newbury and Cheltenham (Grade 3). Good fourth in handicap at Cheltenham Festival final start. Needs taking seriously.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 7 8 28%
Chase 19 6 5 31.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 0 2 0%
C Course 6 0 4 0%
D Distance 9 2 3 22.2%
G Similar Going 18 6 6 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 7 3 46.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 1 4 10%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 2 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 23 7 7 30.4%
T D Skelton 25 7 8 28%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
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Vision Des Flos (FR) 227

b g Balko - Marie Royale (Turgeon)

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

Course: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 21.05%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 18 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 16 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-0 t
145 WS

Smart hurdler but didn't really convince over fences last season. Potentially on a handy mark on hurdles form but others more soild. Has had another breathing operation.

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Simply The Betts when 13th of 23 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Brown Advisory Simply The Betts Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (soft) in March.

Smart hurdler but didn't really convince over fences last season. Potentially on a handy mark on hurdles form but others more soild. Has had another breathing operation.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 3 6 14.3%
Chase 5 1 0 20%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 3 0 2 0%
D Distance 5 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 19 4 4 21.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 18 3 4 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 16 2 4 12.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J R M Power 9 1 2 11.1%
T C L Tizzard 21 3 6 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
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Annie Mc (IRE) 227

b m Mahler - Classic Mari (Classic Cliche)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 5 wins, 0 places, 55.56%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 10-13
144

Progressive sort who won first 3 starts over fences last season. Found Grade 1 company too much at the Cheltenham Festival since but should make much more of an impact here.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m 3f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Well beaten at 18-1 behind Samcro when 9th of 12 on her latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Marsh Novices' Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (soft) in March.

Progressive sort who won first 3 starts over fences last season. Found Grade 1 company too much at the Cheltenham Festival since but should make much more of an impact here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 5 2 45.5%
Chase 4 3 0 75%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 9 5 0 55.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 5 4 38.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 9 5 0 55.6%
T Jonjo O'Neill 11 5 2 45.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
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Cracking Destiny (IRE) 21

b g Dubai Destination - Cracking Gale (Alderbrook)

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 10-7
138

Likeable type who proved better than ever when scoring at Perth last month, jumping fluently and typically travelling strongly. However, only fourth at Kelso 3 weeks ago and this much tougher.

Winner of a hurdle race, four chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 8l behind Nuts Well when fourth of 6 at 9-5fav on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 2m 1f (good to soft) earlier this month.

Likeable type who proved better than ever when scoring at Perth last month, jumping fluently and typically travelling strongly. However, only fourth at Kelso 3 weeks ago and this much tougher.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 5 26.3%
Chase 13 4 4 30.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 2 3 40%
G Similar Going 12 2 5 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 6 5 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Callum Bewley 6 2 2 33.3%
T A C Whillans 10 3 3 30%
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
13
P514-1P
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Really Super 80 (38F)

b m Cacique - Sensationally (Montjeu)

Distance: 8 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 10-6 p
137

Fit from Flat and posted best effort over fences when landing Summer Plate at Market Rasen. Added to patchy record at Stratford next time but won back on the AW since.

Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m 4f to 2m 5f on good and good to soft ground, also won a flat race last month. Pulled up at the last when 6-1 at Stratford over 2m 5f (good) in a chase won by Imperial Presence in August on her latest NH outing.

Fit from Flat and posted best effort over fences when landing Summer Plate at Market Rasen. Added to patchy record at Stratford next time but won back on the AW since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 5 3 31.3%
Chase 6 2 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 8 4 2 50%
G Similar Going 7 1 3 14.3%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 6 3 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Non Runner 0 0 0 -
T Amy Murphy 22 6 5 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Itchy Feet's jumping let him down when sent off 7/2 for the Marsh Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, but granted a clear round, the Grade 1 fences winner is likely to be thereabouts. However, a chance is taken on MIDNIGHT SHADOW, who was second behind the aforementioned in the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown last season and went on to finish a respectable sixth in the previously mentioned Prestbury Park contest. He has three-and-a-half lengths to make up on Itchy Feet from their Sandown clash, but a mark of 149 is there to be taken advantage of and can see that deficit wiped out. Oldgrangewood has a fine record at this venue and placed in this off the same rating in 2017, while Magic Saint disappointed when last sighted at Cheltenham, but goes well fresh and this course might be more suited to the six-year-old.

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14:32 Aintree (Class 3) (4YO plus)

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3m 210y

Winner £7,538 - 11 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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Rapper 227

b g Scorpion - Bling Noir (Moscow Society)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-8
135

Had a bit in hand when doubling hurdle tally in Market Rasen handicap last November. Not disgraced when seventh in Pertemps Final at Cheltenham in March. Respected on chase debut.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 5f and 2m 7f on good and soft ground. Beaten 18l behind Sire Du Berlais at 16-1 when seventh of 24 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m (soft) in March.

Had a bit in hand when doubling hurdle tally in Market Rasen handicap last November. Not disgraced when seventh in Pertemps Final at Cheltenham in March. Respected on chase debut.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 3 22.2%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 2 3 18.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J T J O'Brien 1 0 0 0%
T H D Daly 11 2 3 18.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
31/242P-
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Ocean Cove (IRE) 229

ch g Ask - Sand Eel (Sandalay)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 9.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-8 p
135

Pulled up in National Hunt Chase in March but had shown useful form when second in Exeter handicap prior to that. Returns with yard in good form. Contender.

Successful in two hurdle races at 3m and 3m 2f on good and soft ground. Pulled up 2 out when 33-1 in the Group 2 National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 6f (soft) in a Grade 2 chase won by Ravenhill in March on his latest outing.

Pulled up in National Hunt Chase in March but had shown useful form when second in Exeter handicap prior to that. Returns with yard in good form. Contender.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 5 16.7%
Chase 3 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 1 5 9.1%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 4 1 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 6 2 2 33.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 2 0%
Connections
J P J Brennan 8 1 4 12.5%
T F O'Brien 13 2 6 15.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
1/45521-
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Crixus's Escape (IRE) 223

ch g Beneficial - Tierneys Choice (Oscar)

Similar Going: 10 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-6
133

Came good over fences with wide-margin win at Kelso in March. That race fell rather fell apart but he's very much unexposed over 3m and should have more to offer.

He has won three hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 6f on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 13-8fav at Kelso over 2m 6f (heavy) in March, beating Pougne Bobbi by 22l.

Came good over fences with wide-margin win at Kelso in March. That race fell rather fell apart but he's very much unexposed over 3m and should have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 4 1 36.4%
Chase 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 10 4 1 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 4 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 6 2 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sean Quinlan 7 2 1 28.6%
T Miss G Boanas 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
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Ofalltheginjoints (IRE) 261

b g Stowaway - Dinos Luso (Luso)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-5
132

Made winning hurdling debut a year ago and displayed pretty useful form when hitting frame on next 4 starts. Point winner and very much type to make a chaser.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on good to soft and yielding - soft ground. Finished 16l behind Perfect Harmony when fourth of 12 at 7-4fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m 5f (good to soft) in February.

Made winning hurdling debut a year ago and displayed pretty useful form when hitting frame on next 4 starts. Point winner and very much type to make a chaser.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 1 20%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 1 0 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 2 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 1 0 0 0%
T C L Tizzard 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
481/41P-
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One Touch (IRE) 260

b g Court Cave - Star Bui (Fourstars Allstar)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-4
131

Point/bumper winner who landed a Doncaster novice hurdle last winter. Stopped quickly when pulled up final start but retains potential now chasing after a break.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 2m 5f on good to soft ground. Pulled up 2 out when 11-4fav at Warwick over 2m 5f (good to soft) in a hurdle race won by Trincomalee in February on his latest outing.

Point/bumper winner who landed a Doncaster novice hurdle last winter. Stopped quickly when pulled up final start but retains potential now chasing after a break.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 0 33.3%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 2 0 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 1 0 0 0%
T Ben Pauling 4 2 0 50%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
1420P-4
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Diomede des Mottes (FR) 26

ch g Kapgarde - Nellyssa Bleu (Epervier Bleu)

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

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

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 10 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 10%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-4 t
131

Useful hurdles winner who shaped well despite finishing fourth of 5 on return/chase debut in a Bangor novice (3m) in September. Looks sure to progress.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 5f to 3m on good and soft ground. Finished 4l behind The Butcher Said when fourth of 5 at 10-3 on his chase debut at Bangor-on-Dee over 3m (good) last month.

Useful hurdles winner who shaped well despite finishing fourth of 5 on return/chase debut in a Bangor novice (3m) in September. Looks sure to progress.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 4 16.7%
Chase 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 10 1 4 10%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 7 2 1 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 9 2 3 22.2%
T D Skelton 12 2 4 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
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Jammy George (IRE) 269

b g Multiplex - Dantes Mile (Phardante)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 3 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 11-4
131

Progressive over hurdles and already better as a chaser, runner-up in handicap at Newbury and Ffos Las maiden (both at around 3m) on final 2 runs last term. Should figure if primed for return.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m 2f and 2m 6f on good to soft and heavy ground. Beaten 1/2l by Theligny when second of 5 at 11-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Ffos Las over 3m (heavy) in January.

Progressive over hurdles and already better as a chaser, runner-up in handicap at Newbury and Ffos Las maiden (both at around 3m) on final 2 runs last term. Should figure if primed for return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 1 3 10%
Chase 4 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 2 3 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 2 1 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 0 0 0 -
T H Whittington 8 1 3 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
3/82268-
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