Ascot 18 January 2020

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

Forecast: Sunny spells
Temperature: -1.7° - 7.0°
Rainfall: none
Wind: 4.5 mph NW

All Racecards within one PDF

Instructions

1

12:40 Ascot (Class 3) (4YO only)

Ascot IJF Ambassador Programme Juvenile Hurdle

1m 7f 152y

Winner £7,018 - 5 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
11
i T

Goshen (FR) 43

b g Authorized - Hyde (Poliglote)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 80%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 11-8
143

Rapid improver on the Flat who has created an excellent impression over hurdles too with wide-margin wins in juvenile events at Fontwell and Sandown. Destined for bigger things and one to follow.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 2f on soft ground (latest flat win was in October last year). Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 1-3fav at Sandown over 2m (soft) in December last year, beating Thyme White by 34l. Has also won at Fontwell this season.

Rapid improver on the Flat who has created an excellent impression over hurdles too with wide-margin wins in juvenile events at Fontwell and Sandown. Destined for bigger things and one to follow.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 2 0 100%
Hurdle 2 2 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 5 4 0 80%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 5 0 62.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J E Moore 2 2 0 100%
T G L Moore 8 5 0 62.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
11343
i T

Nordano (GER) 22

ch g Jukebox Jury - Navajo Queen (Monsun)

Distance: 7 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
4 11-8 p
126

Good start over hurdles when landing back-to-back juvenile events in October. Limitations exposed in stronger company since, though, held in last month's Chepstow Finale fitted with cheekpieces.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good and soft ground. Third of 8 behind Allmankind beaten 18l at 20-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow over 2m (heavy) in December last year. Has won at Chepstow and Huntingdon this season.

Good start over hurdles when landing back-to-back juvenile events in October. Limitations exposed in stronger company since, though, held in last month's Chepstow Finale fitted with cheekpieces.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 2 2 40%
Hurdle 5 2 2 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 7 2 3 28.6%
G Similar Going 4 1 1 25%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 1 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 0 0 0 -
T N B King 6 2 3 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
21
i T

Manucci (IRE) 23

b g Nathaniel - American Spirit (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 11-4
129

Fair 12f winner on Flat who chased home Goshen on hurdles debut at Fontwell before going one better back there on Boxing Day. May do better again.

A winner at 7-4 in a maiden hurdle race at Fontwell over 2m 2f (soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Black Abbey by 4 1/2l.

Fair 12f winner on Flat who chased home Goshen on hurdles debut at Fontwell before going one better back there on Boxing Day. May do better again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 1 1 50%
Hurdle 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 2 2 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 1 0 1 0%
T Mrs A J Perrett 6 2 2 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
3
i T

Homer (IRE) 22

b g Sea The Stars - Synchronic (Dansili)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 10-12
 - 

Useful Flat performer for Andre Fabre and not given a hard time when held back by inexperience on last month's jumps debut at Kempton. Likely to improve.

Third of 6 behind Rowland Ward beaten 2 1/2l at evens fav on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m (soft) in December last year.

Useful Flat performer for Andre Fabre and not given a hard time when held back by inexperience on last month's jumps debut at Kempton. Likely to improve.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 0 0%
Hurdle 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 3 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D A Jacob 0 0 0 -
T N J Henderson 1 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
5
7
i T

Kapitaliste (FR) 83

b g Intello - Kapitale (Dubawi)

4 10-12
 - 

Fair maiden on the Flat in France, well held sent hurdling on first run for 5 months at Wincanton in October.

Well beaten at 25-1 behind Sir Psycho when seventh of 12 on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 1m 7f (good) in October last year.

Fair maiden on the Flat in France, well held sent hurdling on first run for 5 months at Wincanton in October.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 0 0%
Hurdle 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 3 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adam Wedge 0 0 0 -
T Mrs Dunn 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

GOSHEN won three times on the level and has recorded 23- and 34-length victories from the front since being sent over timber. This will be the toughest task yet for Gary Moore's thriving Triumph Hurdle hope but he has a good chance of dominating this small field and completing a hat-trick. Homer has run creditably in Group 3 company on the Flat and is entitled to build on his hurdles debut at Kempton. The improving Manucci is another to bear in mind, despite being firmly put in his place by the selection at Fontwell in November.

2

13:15 Ascot (Class 3) (5YO plus)

Matchbook Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase

2m 7f 180y

Winner £9,608 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
642641-
i T

Townshend (GER) 271

b g Lord Of England - Trikolore (Konigsstuhl)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 9.09%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-7 t
136

Useful chaser for Willie Mullins who turned in best effort form some time when scoring in good style for this yard at Huntingdon (19.8f) in April. 6 lb higher now but the trip has to be a worry.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. A winner at 11-4 in a chase at Huntingdon over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing in April last year, beating Charming Zen by 9l.

Useful chaser for Willie Mullins who turned in best effort form some time when scoring in good style for this yard at Huntingdon (19.8f) in April. 6 lb higher now but the trip has to be a worry.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 24 6 3 25%
Chase 16 4 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 2 1 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 11 1 2 9.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 1 1 33.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 1 0%
Connections
J Mr Jamie Neild 0 0 0 -
T N A Twiston-Davies 6 1 1 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
316-71U
i T

Graceful Legend 31

b m Midnight Legend - Clover Green (Presenting)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 7.69%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 7 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 42.86%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-5 b
134

Better than ever when ploughing through the mud at Bangor (3m) in November but seemingly struggling prior to unseating in a stronger race at Newbury last time. Still, she's not discounted here.

Winner of five hurdle races and two chases from 2m 2f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Unseated rider when 4-1 at Newbury over 2m 7f (soft) in a chase won by Magic Of Light in December last year on her latest outing.

Better than ever when ploughing through the mud at Bangor (3m) in November but seemingly struggling prior to unseating in a stronger race at Newbury last time. Still, she's not discounted here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 26 7 5 26.9%
Chase 9 2 1 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 13 1 6 7.7%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 8 2 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 7 3 2 42.9%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J Mr Charlie Case 0 0 0 -
T B I Case 28 7 7 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
7154-75
i T

Dawson City 41

b g Midnight Legend - Running For Annie (Gunner B)

Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 25 runs, 4 wins, 8 places, 16%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 20 runs, 3 wins, 7 places, 15%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 11 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-3
132

Strong stayer who landed the Devon National at Exeter for the second year running in February. Didn't take to the cross-country fences at Cheltenham and was tailed-off after a bad mistake at Kelso.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 3m to 3m 7f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Bigirononhiship when fifth of 14 on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 4m (soft) in December last year.

Strong stayer who landed the Devon National at Exeter for the second year running in February. Didn't take to the cross-country fences at Cheltenham and was tailed-off after a bad mistake at Kelso.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 32 5 8 15.6%
Chase 25 3 6 12%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 7 1 2 14.3%
G Similar Going 25 4 8 16%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 33 5 8 15.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 20 3 7 15%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 11 0 1 0%
Connections
J Miss C Emsley 0 0 0 -
T Miss Polly Gundry 35 5 9 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
P/693-PV
i T

Get On The Yager 42

b g Tamure - Florentino (Efisio)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 30%
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: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-1 t p
130

Good third in Midlands National in March. Well below form on return at Cheltenham in October but more like it when fourth past the post in void race at Sandown last time. Cheekpieces/tongue tie added.

Winner of three hurdle races, two chases and two point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Void having jumped the last when 10-1 at Sandown over 3m 5f (soft) in a chase won by UNKNOWN in December last year on his latest outing.

Good third in Midlands National in March. Well below form on return at Cheltenham in October but more like it when fourth past the post in void race at Sandown last time. Cheekpieces/tongue tie added.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 5 2 29.4%
Chase 11 2 2 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 10 3 2 30%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
Cheek Pieces 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 0 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 1 1 11.1%
Connections
J Mr T Durrell 1 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 17 5 2 29.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
17-6134
i T

Barbrook Star (IRE) 17

b g Getaway - Fille De Robin (Robin Des Champs)

Distance: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Cheek Pieces: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-9 p
124

Determined display when scoring at Warwick in November. Not disgraced either outing since but he'll need to jump better than he did when fourth at Exeter (3m) on New Year's Day.

Successful in two chases at 3m 1f on good to soft ground. Finished 17l behind Captain Drake when fourth of 10 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Exeter over 3m (soft) earlier this month.

Determined display when scoring at Warwick in November. Not disgraced either outing since but he'll need to jump better than he did when fourth at Exeter (3m) on New Year's Day.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 2 3 12.5%
Chase 9 2 2 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 0 2 0%
Similar Going 4 0 0 0%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 6 2 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 6 1 1 16.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J T Doggrell 1 0 1 0%
T P J Hobbs 18 2 3 11.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
7832-41
i T

Nearly Perfect 14

b g Malinas - The Lyme Volunteer (Zaffaran)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 10-11
122

Fair maiden hurdler who left return/chase debut effort in his wake with a sound jumping display to score at Wincanton (25f) 2 weeks ago. Stayed on well then and respected upped in grade.

A winner at 9-1 in a chase at Wincanton over 3m 1f (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Putdecashonthedash by 2 1/4l.

Fair maiden hurdler who left return/chase debut effort in his wake with a sound jumping display to score at Wincanton (25f) 2 weeks ago. Stayed on well then and respected upped in grade.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 1 3 14.3%
Chase 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 3 1 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 1 4 10%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr J Andrews 0 0 0 -
T N B King 9 1 3 11.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

NEARLY PERFECT built on his fencing debut fourth at Hereford when scoring over 3m1f at Wincanton and he is capable of following up if let loose on the front end again, even though he now has a 5lb rise to shake off. Graceful Legend is rated 5lb higher than when striking over this trip at Bangor in November but has viable place claims, while any money for the returning Townshend, who has been absent since winning at Huntingdon in April, would be notable.

3

13:50 Ascot (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Bet365 Mares' Hurdle (Registered As The Warfield) (Grade 2)

2m 7f 118y

Winner £28,475 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2U72-31
i T

Magic Of Light (IRE) 31

b m Flemensfirth - Quest Of Passion (Saumarez)

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

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

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 4 wins, 7 places, 21.05%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 9 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 44.44%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 14 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 21.43%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-6 p
146

Runner-up in last year's Grand National who easily landed the odds in 3m Newbury chase last month. Back over hurdles now but she landed this contest 12 months ago so is highly respected.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to soft to yielding - soft. Won on her latest outing in a chase when 2-5fav at Newbury over 2m 7f (soft) in December last year, beating Drinks Interval by a distance.

Runner-up in last year's Grand National who easily landed the odds in 3m Newbury chase last month. Back over hurdles now but she landed this contest 12 months ago so is highly respected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 6 10 24%
Hurdle 9 2 3 22.2%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 5 1 3 20%
G Similar Going 19 4 7 21.1%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 9 4 3 44.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 14 3 4 21.4%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R M Power 19 5 7 26.3%
T Mrs J Harrington 28 7 11 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
1431-13
i T

Papagana 28

b m Martaline - New Destiny (Highest Honor)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-4
146

Took another step forward when landing 3m mares' listed event at Kempton before posting excellent third to The Worlds End in Grade One at Ascot. Likeable stayer and still low mileage so one to beat.

She has won four hurdle races from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 4 behind The Worlds End beaten 3 1/2l at 9-4 on her latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race here over 3m (heavy) in December last year.

Took another step forward when landing 3m mares' listed event at Kempton before posting excellent third to The Worlds End in Grade One at Ascot. Likeable stayer and still low mileage so one to beat.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 4 0 50%
Hurdle 8 4 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 4 1 0 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 4 0 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 2 0 40%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 6 2 0 33.3%
T O Sherwood 10 4 0 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
2P-3321
i T

Coded Message 22

b m Oscar - Ring Back (Bob Back)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-0
129

Has returned much improved and ran out wide-margin winner of 3m handicap at Kempton last month. This is clearly much tougher but she's still unexposed over staying trips so is not dismissed.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 3m 1f on soft and heavy ground. A winner at 10-1 in a hurdle race at Kempton over 3m 1f (soft) on her latest outing in December last year, beating Midnight Sapphire by 10l.

Has returned much improved and ran out wide-margin winner of 3m handicap at Kempton last month. This is clearly much tougher but she's still unexposed over staying trips so is not dismissed.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 2 4 18.2%
Hurdle 11 2 4 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 8 2 2 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 2 5 13.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Kielan Woods 4 1 1 25%
T B I Case 15 2 5 13.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
55P-325
i T

Culture De Sivola (FR) 22

b m Assessor - Neva De Sivola (Blushing Flame)

Distance: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 25%
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 11-0
137

Useful and largely consistent hurdler who wasn't disgraced when fifth of 10 to Coded Message in 3m Kempton handicap last time. Dour stayer has place prospects.

Winner of six hurdle races from 1m 7f to 3m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 5-1 behind Coded Message when fifth of 10 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 3m 1f (soft) in December last year.

Useful and largely consistent hurdler who wasn't disgraced when fifth of 10 to Coded Message in 3m Kempton handicap last time. Dour stayer has place prospects.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 6 6 26.1%
Hurdle 23 6 6 26.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 6 2 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 8 2 3 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 6 7 24%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 1 1 0 100%
T Nick Williams 25 6 7 24%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
54-5264
i T

Liberty Bella 11

b m Librettist - Classy Crewella (Lahib)

Similar Going: 10 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 10%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-0
123

Without a win this winter but has recorded some good efforts in competitive handicaps, fourth in 19f event at Taunton last time. This is more demanding and her stamina is unproven so easily opposable.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 5f and 2m 6f on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 8l behind Earth Moor when fourth of 11 at 4-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Taunton over 2m 3f (soft) earlier this month.

Without a win this winter but has recorded some good efforts in competitive handicaps, fourth in 19f event at Taunton last time. This is more demanding and her stamina is unproven so easily opposable.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 1 22.2%
Hurdle 9 2 1 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 10 1 1 10%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 2 1 15.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 0 0 0 -
T B J Eckley 13 2 1 15.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
124-211
i T

Sensulano (IRE) 37

b m Milan - Espresso Lady (Shantou)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-0
134

In fine form over fences this season and landed 20f listed mares' novice at Warwick last month. More on her plate back over hurdles here though so others are more persuasive.

Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m 4f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Won on her latest outing in a chase when 8-11fav at Warwick over 2m 4f (heavy) in December last year, beating Chilli Filli by 5l.

In fine form over fences this season and landed 20f listed mares' novice at Warwick last month. More on her plate back over hurdles here though so others are more persuasive.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 5 4 41.7%
Hurdle 9 3 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 10 3 4 30%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 5 6 35.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 1 1 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 1 0 1 0%
T Noel Williams 15 5 6 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

PAPAGANA landed back-to-back Listed events at Doncaster and Kempton before a solid third in Grade 1 company behind The Worlds End here. Now dropping back down in class, a return to winning ways may be on the cards for Oliver Sherwood's tough mare. Magic Of Light claimed this contest 12 months ago and finished runner-up in the Grand National later in the season. She warmed up for this assignment with a facile chase victory at Newbury and should put up plenty of resistance. Sensulano took a Listed contest at Warwick, also over fences, and could make her presence felt.

4

14:25 Ascot (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Matchbook Holloway's Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

2m 3f 58y

Winner £28,475 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2312-23
i T

Thomas Darby (IRE) 54

b g Beneficial - Silaoce (Nikos)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-12
151

Made up into a smart 2m hurdler last term, signing off with excellent second in Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Jumping lacked fluency over fences at Kempton and now switches to a handicap back over timber.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on good and good to soft ground. Third of 7 behind Master Tommytucker beaten 34l at evens fav on his latest outing in a chase at Kempton over 2m 2f (good to soft) in November last year.

Made up into a smart 2m hurdler last term, signing off with excellent second in Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Jumping lacked fluency over fences at Kempton and now switches to a handicap back over timber.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 2 3 28.6%
Hurdle 5 2 2 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 3 3 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 6 1 3 16.7%
T Olly Murphy 8 3 3 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
2
2116-13
i T

Song For Someone (GER) 42

ch g Medicean - Sweni Hill (Danehill Dancer)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 11-5
149

Enthusiastic type who returned better than ever when successful at Fontwell in November. Up 11 lb for that but didn't do a great deal wrong when third at Sandown last month.

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 13 behind Mack The Man beaten 4 1/2l at 7-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sandown over 2m (heavy) in December last year.

Enthusiastic type who returned better than ever when successful at Fontwell in November. Up 11 lb for that but didn't do a great deal wrong when third at Sandown last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 3 3 42.9%
Hurdle 7 3 3 42.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 2 1 1 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 3 3 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Nixon 4 3 1 75%
T T Symonds 7 3 3 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
176-222
i T

Ballymoy (IRE) 49

b g Flemensfirth - John's Eliza (Dr Massini)

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: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-10
149

Progressive hurdler in 2018/19 achieving smart form when landing this race from 2 lb lower a year ago. Expensive to follow over fences during the autumn and now back hurdling.

Winner of six hurdle races from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Beaten 12l by Knight In Dubai when second of 5 at 4-9fav on his latest outing in a chase at Bangor-on-Dee over 2m 4f (heavy) in November last year.

Progressive hurdler in 2018/19 achieving smart form when landing this race from 2 lb lower a year ago. Expensive to follow over fences during the autumn and now back hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 6 3 46.2%
Hurdle 10 6 0 60%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 8 3 2 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 6 5 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J D A Jacob 9 2 3 22.2%
T N A Twiston-Davies 14 6 4 42.9%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
F11/5-73
i T

Soul Emotion (FR) 21

b g Martaline - Second Emotion (Medaaly)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-9
148

Won back-to-back 2½m Sandown handicaps in 2018 and fitter for comeback when third of 12 in a Newbury handicap 3 weeks ago. Nudged up 1 lb for that.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. Third of 12 behind Dorking Boy beaten 3 1/2l at 8-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 2m 4f (soft) in December last year.

Won back-to-back 2½m Sandown handicaps in 2018 and fitter for comeback when third of 12 in a Newbury handicap 3 weeks ago. Nudged up 1 lb for that.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 2 22.2%
Hurdle 8 2 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 1 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 2 2 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J J McGrath 0 0 0 -
T N J Henderson 5 2 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
1F220-F
i T

Pic D'orhy (FR) 69

b g Turgeon - Rose Candy (Roli Abi)

Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 11-7 t
146

Smart form over hurdles, winning juvenile at Auteuil in September 2018. Found the Triumph too much on stable debut in March and fell before race could take shape returned to France in November.

He has won three hurdle races from 1m 7f to 2m 2f.Fell in the Group 1 R. Du Vivier Hurdle at Auteuil over 2m 3f (soft) in a Grade 1 hurdle race won by L'autonomie in November last year on his latest outing.

Smart form over hurdles, winning juvenile at Auteuil in September 2018. Found the Triumph too much on stable debut in March and fell before race could take shape returned to France in November.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 2 2 28.6%
Hurdle 6 2 2 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (T only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 1 0 0 0%
T P F Nicholls 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
3312-01
i T

Bold Plan (IRE) 56

b g Jeremy - Kings Orchid (King's Theatre)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-1
140

Progressive novice hurdler last season. Shaped as if in need of run when mid-field in Silver Trophy on Chepstow reappearance and he landed a notable gamble at Haydock in November. More to come.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 11-4fav at Haydock over 2m 3f (good to soft) in November last year, beating Whoshotthesheriff by 2 1/2l.

Progressive novice hurdler last season. Shaped as if in need of run when mid-field in Silver Trophy on Chepstow reappearance and he landed a notable gamble at Haydock in November. More to come.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 3 33.3%
Hurdle 6 2 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 3 1 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 3 4 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adam Wedge 5 0 4 0%
T Evan Williams 7 2 4 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
0/105P-0
i T

Jolly's Cracked It (FR) 77

b g Astarabad - Jolly Harbour (Rudimentary)

Course: 8 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 22.22%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 10-10 t
135

Clearly fragile but well prepared to land a 2m course handicap on first start for 23 months in November 2018. Into his shell after and isn't easy to weigh up at present.

Winner of four hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 20l behind Gumball at 10-1 when 11th of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m (good to soft) in November last year.

Clearly fragile but well prepared to land a 2m course handicap on first start for 23 months in November 2018. Into his shell after and isn't easy to weigh up at present.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 4 1 28.6%
Hurdle 14 4 1 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 8 4 1 50%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 8 2 1 25%
Headgear
Today (T only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 1 1 11.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 2 1 22.2%
Connections
J J J Burke 1 0 0 0%
T Harry Fry 15 5 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
2221-PP
i T

The Knot Is Tied (IRE) 77

b g Casamento - Really Polish (Polish Numbers)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
5 9-7 (oh 3)
125 3

Solid first season over hurdles, culminating in Newbury handicap success. Stopped quickly in the Silver Trophy on Chepstow return and may have been amiss at Wetherby a month later. 3 lb "wrong".

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on good to soft ground. Pulled up having jumped the last when 9-1 at Wetherby over 2m 4f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Mr Scrumpy in November last year on his latest outing.

Solid first season over hurdles, culminating in Newbury handicap success. Stopped quickly in the Silver Trophy on Chepstow return and may have been amiss at Wetherby a month later. 3 lb "wrong".

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 1 3 14.3%
Hurdle 7 1 3 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 6 1 1 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 1 3 7.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jack Tudor 0 0 0 -
T N B King 7 1 3 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Things haven't quite gone to plan for Thomas Darby over fences but the Supreme runner-up is a force to be reckoned with if the switch to the smaller obstacles sparks a revival. Ballymoy is only 2lb higher than when winning this 12 months ago and is another reverting to timber following some useful chasing efforts. Bold Plan won with plenty in hand at Haydock and Evan Williams' six-year-old remains a player despite a 10lb rise. The testing conditions could suit PIC D'ORHY best, with Paul Nicholls' five-year-old bringing some high-class form in deep ground from France to the table, and he is held in very high regard by the Ditcheat team.

5

15:00 Ascot (Class 2) (5YO plus)

Bet365 Handicap Chase

2m 5f 8y

Winner £46,920 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1141-36
i T

Kildisart (IRE) 28

b g Dubai Destination - Princess Mairead (Blueprint)

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

Course: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 75%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 75%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
8 11-12
153

Relished step up to 3m when landing Grade 3 handicap at Aintree on final start last term. Below par both starts this season but had possible excuses. Trip shouldn't be an issue with the ground heavy.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m 3f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 20l behind Regal Encore when sixth of 10 at 15-2 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m (heavy) in December last year.

Relished step up to 3m when landing Grade 3 handicap at Aintree on final start last term. Below par both starts this season but had possible excuses. Trip shouldn't be an issue with the ground heavy.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 5 3 38.5%
Chase 7 3 1 42.9%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 5 2 1 40%
D Distance 4 3 1 75%
G Similar Going 9 2 3 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 5 5 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 3 0 75%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J D A Jacob 12 5 3 41.7%
T Ben Pauling 14 5 4 35.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
1U2-212
i T

Happy Diva (IRE) 20

b m King's Theatre - Megans Joy (Supreme Leader)

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

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

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 24 runs, 7 wins, 11 places, 29.17%
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
9 11-5 t
149

Likeable mare who took her form up another notch with Betvictor Gold Cup win at Cheltenham in November. Close second in listed race at Doncaster since and sure to give it her usual good shot.

Winner of two hurdle races and five chases from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Beaten a head by Lady Buttons when second of 7 at 9-2 on her latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 2m 4f (good to soft) in December last year.

Likeable mare who took her form up another notch with Betvictor Gold Cup win at Cheltenham in November. Close second in listed race at Doncaster since and sure to give it her usual good shot.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 29 7 14 24.1%
Chase 17 5 8 29.4%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 1 50%
C Course 2 1 1 50%
D Distance 4 1 3 25%
G Similar Going 10 3 5 30%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 24 7 11 29.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 0 3 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Richard Patrick 19 7 8 36.8%
T Miss Kerry Lee 29 7 14 24.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
556-414
i T

Flying Angel (IRE) 42

gr g Arcadio - Gypsy Kelly (Roselier)

Course and Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

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

Distance: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 18 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 8 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 12.5%
HG has previously won wearing only a visor

Visor: 10 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 10%
HG has previously won wearing a visor
HG
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-5 v
146

Grade 1 winner as a novice who ended long losing run over C&D in November. Disappointed when well backed at Aintree since but that was over the National fences. 1st preference 2.40 Haydock Park.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 11-4fav behind Hogan's Height when fourth of 14 on his latest outing in a chase at Aintree over 2m 5f (soft) in December last year.

Grade 1 winner as a novice who ended long losing run over C&D in November. Disappointed when well backed at Aintree since but that was over the National fences. 1st preference 2.40 Haydock Park.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 31 6 4 19.4%
Chase 23 4 1 17.4%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 4 1 1 25%
C Course 5 1 1 20%
D Distance 9 1 1 11.1%
G Similar Going 18 4 2 22.2%
Headgear
HG Today (V only) 8 1 1 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 1 2 12.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 0 0%
Connections
J 2nd Preference 0 0 0 -
T N A Twiston-Davies 31 6 4 19.4%
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
4
P/11-615
i T

Bennys King (IRE) 23

b g Beneficial - Hellofafaithful (Oscar)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
9 11-4
145

Made it 3 from 4 in handicap chases for this yard when scoring by 6 lengths in Newbury handicap in November. Stamina seemed stretched at Wetherby (3m) since and may have more improvement in him.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m 3f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Finished 16l behind Top Ville Ben when fifth of 10 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 888Sport Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby over 3m (soft) in December last year.

Made it 3 from 4 in handicap chases for this yard when scoring by 6 lengths in Newbury handicap in November. Stamina seemed stretched at Wetherby (3m) since and may have more improvement in him.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 4 4 28.6%
Chase 6 3 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 11 3 3 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 4 4 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Bridget Andrews 3 2 0 66.7%
T D Skelton 5 3 0 60%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
172-211
i T

Espoir De Guye (FR) 28

b g Khalkevi - Penelope De Guye (Dom Alco)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 4 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-3
144

Making rapid progress over fences this season, easily winning at Exeter before looking a long way ahead of his mark when following up here (19f) last month. 14 lb rise looks justified and big player.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases at 2m 3f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 11-4 in a chase here over 2m 3f (heavy) on his latest outing in December last year, beating My Way by 10l. Has also won at Exeter this season.

Making rapid progress over fences this season, easily winning at Exeter before looking a long way ahead of his mark when following up here (19f) last month. 14 lb rise looks justified and big player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 2 33.3%
Chase 3 2 1 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 2 2 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 5 2 2 40%
T Miss V Williams 5 2 2 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
7/14U00-
i T

Red Indian 287

b g Sulamani - Rafiya (Halling)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 11-2
143

Hurdle/chase winner who was let down by jumping at the Cheltenham Festival and well held back over hurdles at Aintree next time. 1st preference 2.40 Haydock Park.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from 1m 7f to 2m 5f on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Aux Ptits Soins when 16th of 21 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Gaskells Handicap Hurdle at Aintree over 3m 1f (good) in April last year.

Hurdle/chase winner who was let down by jumping at the Cheltenham Festival and well held back over hurdles at Aintree next time. 1st preference 2.40 Haydock Park.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 2 5 14.3%
Chase 5 1 0 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 2 25%
G Similar Going 11 3 4 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 3 5 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J 2nd Preference 0 0 0 -
T Miss K Morgan 6 1 0 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
P4-3611
i T

Domaine De L'isle (FR) 14

b g Network - Gratiene de L'Isle (Altayan)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
7 10-13 t
140

Ex-French chaser whose form has taken off last 2 starts, winning at Chepstow and Newcastle (beat Sam's Adventure). No reason to believe he's finished improving and another bold bid expected.

He has won four chases from 2m 2f to 2m 7f on good and soft ground. A winner at 3-1 in a chase at Newcastle over 2m 7f (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Sam's Adventure by 6l. Has also won at Chepstow this season.

Ex-French chaser whose form has taken off last 2 starts, winning at Chepstow and Newcastle (beat Sam's Adventure). No reason to believe he's finished improving and another bold bid expected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 3 20%
Chase 7 2 1 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 4 2 1 50%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 3 2 0 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Bass 1 0 0 0%
T S Curran 4 2 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
P31/7P4-
i T

Allysson Monterg (FR) 357

b g Network - Mellyssa (Panoramic)

Has won at this Distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had 1 run wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces without success

Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had 1 run wearing cheek pieces without success
HG
10 10-11 t p
138

Winner of 2 of his 4 starts switched to fences last season but struggled upped in class this term. Should make more of an impact here but others make more appeal still.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 3f to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Finished 18l behind Frodon when fourth of 6 at 40-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (good to soft) in January last year.

Winner of 2 of his 4 starts switched to fences last season but struggled upped in class this term. Should make more of an impact here but others make more appeal still.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 2 25%
Chase 7 2 0 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 3 2 33.3%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 1 0 0 0%
Cheek Pieces 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J J J Burke 4 1 0 25%
T Richard Hobson 12 3 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
2/5U-3P4
i T

Kayf Adventure 22

b g Kayf Tara - My Adventure (Strong Gale)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 26.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 11 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 9.09%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-5
132

Not disgraced 2 of 3 starts this season but hasn't carried much win threat for a while now and others preferred.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 2m 6f on soft and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 13l behind Tiquer when fourth of 7 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 2m 3f (heavy) in December last year.

Not disgraced 2 of 3 starts this season but hasn't carried much win threat for a while now and others preferred.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 3 6 17.7%
Chase 13 2 3 15.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 15 4 4 26.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 4 6 21.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 1 2 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 11 1 3 9.1%
Connections
J R Johnson 10 2 4 20%
T P J Hobbs 19 4 6 21.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
415-422
i T

Sam's Adventure 14

b g Black Sam Bellamy - My Adventure (Strong Gale)

Similar Going: 10 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 9-9 p
129

Bumper/hurdles winner who has improved with each start over fences this season, 5½ lengths second to Domaine De L'isle at Newcastle 2 weeks ago, clear of rest. 8 lb better off with that rival here.

He has won a hurdle race and three NH flat races from 2m to 2m 6f on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 6l by Domaine De L'Isle when second of 8 at 5-2fav on his latest outing in a chase at Newcastle over 2m 7f (soft) earlier this month.

Bumper/hurdles winner who has improved with each start over fences this season, 5½ lengths second to Domaine De L'isle at Newcastle 2 weeks ago, clear of rest. 8 lb better off with that rival here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 1 4 11.1%
Chase 3 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 10 4 4 40%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 5 1 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 2 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jack Tudor 0 0 0 -
T B Ellison 13 4 5 30.8%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
P57333
i T

Aintree My Dream (FR) 21

b g Saint Des Saints - Pretty Melodie (Lesotho)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 26.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 22 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 22.73%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Current Handicap: 12 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 8.33%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 10-0 t h
127

Went the wrong way over fences and though not disgraced back over hurdles last 3 starts, he's hard to fancy here.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 7 behind Applesandpierres beaten 12l at 11-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leicester over 1m 7f (heavy) in December last year.

Went the wrong way over fences and though not disgraced back over hurdles last 3 starts, he's hard to fancy here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 4 4 19.1%
Chase 11 1 1 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 15 4 4 26.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 6 1 2 16.7%
HG Hood 7 1 2 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 4 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 12 1 4 8.3%
Connections
J P J Brennan 0 0 0 -
T M F Harris 9 1 2 11.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

ESPOIR DE GUYE made it back-to-back victories when a comfortable 10-length winner over 2m3f here last month and despite a further 14lb hike, could thrive once again in conditions which will suit, with the extra two furlongs no problem. Fellow hat-trick seeker Domaine De L'Isle looked to have enough in hand at Newcastle to suggest he can continue his progression and confirm form with Sam's Adventure, who was second on that occasion. Happy Diva, third in this 12 months ago, has been in top form this season and is another capable of getting involved.

6

15:35 Ascot (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Matchbook Clarence House Chase (Grade 1)

2m 167y

Winner £85,425 - 5 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
284-D14
i T

Capeland (FR) 22

b g Poliglote - Neiland (Cyborg)

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

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

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 13 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 30.77%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 15 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 26.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-7 t
153

Looked 2m chaser firmly on the up when readily landing handicap over C&D but only fourth of 5 in Grade Two event at Kempton last time. He may still do better at the top table so not written off yet.

Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and four chases from 1m 3f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Finished 7l behind Bun Doran when fourth of 5 at 7-4fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton over 2m (soft) in December last year.

Looked 2m chaser firmly on the up when readily landing handicap over C&D but only fourth of 5 in Grade Two event at Kempton last time. He may still do better at the top table so not written off yet.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 5 7 23.8%