Ascot 22 November 2019

Going: Soft
Draw Advantage: None
 
Light showers

Forecast: Light showers
Temperature: 6.6° - 8.6°
Rainfall: 0.52mm
Wind: 9.4 mph E

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1

13:00 Ascot (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Sky Sports Racing Novices' Chase

2m 2f 175y

Winner £10,007 - 4 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1/1273-
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Angels Breath (IRE) 230

gr g Shantou - Mystic Masie (Turgeon)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 11-1
146

Point winner who won Grade 2 here on debut under Rules, and ran to a similar level when second in Dovecote at Kempton. Excuses in Grade 1s at Cheltenham/Aintree after and an exciting chase prospect.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on soft ground. Third of 9 behind Reserve Tank beaten 6l at 11-4fav on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree over 2m 4f (good) in April.

Point winner who won Grade 2 here on debut under Rules, and ran to a similar level when second in Dovecote at Kempton. Excuses in Grade 1s at Cheltenham/Aintree after and an exciting chase prospect.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 1 2 25%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 2 1 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 2 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 4 1 2 25%
T N J Henderson 4 1 2 25%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
1/11P-
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Birchdale (IRE) 252

b g Jeremy - Onewayortheother (Presenting)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
5 11-1
146

Won first 2 starts over hurdles at Warwick last season, notably Grade 2 Classic in January. Shaped as if amiss in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham final start but remains with potential for chasing.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on good to soft ground. Pulled up at the last when 6-1 in the Group 1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m (good to soft) in a Grade 1 hurdle race won by Minella Indo in March on his latest outing.

Won first 2 starts over hurdles at Warwick last season, notably Grade 2 Classic in January. Shaped as if amiss in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham final start but remains with potential for chasing.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 2 0 66.7%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 2 0 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 3 0 75%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 3 2 0 66.7%
T N J Henderson 3 2 0 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
111P/5-2
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First Flow (IRE) 21

b g Primary - Clonroche Wells (Pierre)

Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 11-1
140

Useful 2m hurdler who returned from another absence with a very promising chase debut run at Uttoxeter, going down to the revitalised 2018 Supreme winner. This track/new trip sure to suit.

He has won three hurdle races at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 4l by Summerville Boy when second of 6 at 2-1jt-fav on his chase debut at Uttoxeter over 2m (soft) earlier this month.

Useful 2m hurdler who returned from another absence with a very promising chase debut run at Uttoxeter, going down to the revitalised 2018 Supreme winner. This track/new trip sure to suit.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 3 1 50%
Chase 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 8 3 1 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 3 1 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Bass 7 3 1 42.9%
T K C Bailey 8 3 1 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
3408-33
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The Mighty Don (IRE) 9

ch g Shantou - Flying Answer (Anshan)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 12.5%
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
7 11-1
144

Pretty smart staying hurdler (fourth in the 3m Long Walk here last term) who has shaped with some promise in 2 Exeter maiden chases. Handicaps over longer trips will be where he'll come into his own.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m 2f to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Third of 6 behind Esprit Du Large beaten 2 1/2l at 9-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Exeter over 2m 3f (soft) earlier this month.

Pretty smart staying hurdler (fourth in the 3m Long Walk here last term) who has shaped with some promise in 2 Exeter maiden chases. Handicaps over longer trips will be where he'll come into his own.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 2 5 10.5%
Chase 3 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 16 2 5 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 3 6 15.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 7 1 2 14.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L P Aspell 14 2 3 14.3%
T N J Gifford 21 3 6 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

First Flow and The Mighty Don are certainly no mugs, the former making a pleasing start to his chasing career when runner-up at Uttoxeter three weeks ago, but this looks to be between the Nicky Henderson pair. Angels Breath bounced back from a slightly disappointing effort in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle when third at Aintree and he is an exciting addition to the chasing ranks, but slight preference is for his stablemate BIRCHDALE. Hugely impressive in two hurdle starts before not appearing to get home in the Albert Bartlett, this unexposed son of Jeremy looks made to jump fences and he could be one to follow as the season progresses.

2

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

Zeelo 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle

2m 3f 58y

Winner £6,758 - 14 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
422/F-4
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Copper Coin 26

ch g Sulamani - Silken Pearls (Leading Counsel)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
6 11-0
 - 

Fairly useful in bumpers and definite signs of promise in pair of maiden hurdles 12 months apart, fourth in a 20f Aintree maiden last month. Looks sure to come on for that run.

Placed in two NH flat races from five starts. Finished 7l behind Imperial Alcazar when fourth of 13 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Aintree over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Fairly useful in bumpers and definite signs of promise in pair of maiden hurdles 12 months apart, fourth in a 20f Aintree maiden last month. Looks sure to come on for that run.

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%
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T Scudamore 0 0 0 -
T M Scudamore 5 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
21-0
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Enry Iggins 16

b g Schiaparelli - Eliza Doalott (Oscar)

5 11-0
 - 

Schiaparelli gelding who got off the mark in points at second attempt back in March. However, no real short-term encouragement to glean from Rules/hurdles debut at Chepstow (2m) 16 days ago.

A winner of a point-to-point at 3m. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Silver Hallmark when 11th of 13 on his hurdling debut at Chepstow over 2m (soft) earlier this month.

Schiaparelli gelding who got off the mark in points at second attempt back in March. However, no real short-term encouragement to glean from Rules/hurdles debut at Chepstow (2m) 16 days ago.

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 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Best 1 0 0 0%
T Robert Walford 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
059
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Firenzo (FR) 18

b g Network - Toscane (Shaanmer)

4 10-11
 - 

Modest form at best on second of 2 starts over hurdles in France. Acquired by new yard for €27,000 in July but easy to back and never on terms in a Hereford maiden (19.6f) 18 days ago.

Unplaced in all three starts. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Juge Et Parti when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Hereford over 2m 4f (good) earlier this month.

Modest form at best on second of 2 starts over hurdles in France. Acquired by new yard for €27,000 in July but easy to back and never on terms in a Hereford maiden (19.6f) 18 days ago.

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 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Stan Sheppard 1 0 0 0%
T Robert Walford 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
F43-6
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Flash De Clerval (FR) 192

b g Maresca Sorrento - Nonita De Clerval (Nononito)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 11-0
112

Fair form in handful of starts for Elizabeth Doyle earlier this year, shaping as if a stiffer test would suit when midfield in a Tramore maiden (2m) in May. Type to improve plenty for new stable.

Placed in a hurdle race from four starts. Finished 13l behind Princess Vega when sixth of 14 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Tramore over 2m (good) in May. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Miss Elizabeth Doyle in Ireland.

Fair form in handful of starts for Elizabeth Doyle earlier this year, shaping as if a stiffer test would suit when midfield in a Tramore maiden (2m) in May. Type to improve plenty for new stable.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 0 1 0%
Hurdle 4 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 0 0 0 -
T Dr R D P Newland 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
9222-3
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Fred (FR) 28

b g Cokoriko - Veribelle (Voix Du Nord)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 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
4 11-0
132

Fairly useful form over hurdles in France and promising first start for new yard when third in a Cheltenham maiden (2m) in October, the run of the race not suiting him. Capable of better up in trip.

Placed in three hurdle races and a NH flat race from five NH starts. Third of 11 behind Heaven Help Us beaten 4 1/2l at 3-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Fairly useful form over hurdles in France and promising first start for new yard when third in a Cheltenham maiden (2m) in October, the run of the race not suiting him. Capable of better up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 0 3 0%
Hurdle 3 0 3 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 0 3 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 0 4 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D A Jacob 1 0 1 0%
T N J Henderson 1 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
5-7
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Henri Le Bon (IRE) 31

b g Sea The Stars - Speed Song (Fasliyev)

4 11-0
 - 

€60,000 Sea The Stars gelding who has showed ability in a bumper/maiden hurdle 7 months apart, midfield in an Exeter maiden (16.8f) in October. Has size to him and likely needs more time.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Hang In There when seventh of 14 on his hurdling debut at Exeter over 2m 1f (good) last month.

€60,000 Sea The Stars gelding who has showed ability in a bumper/maiden hurdle 7 months apart, midfield in an Exeter maiden (16.8f) in October. Has size to him and likely needs more time.

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 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J E Moore 1 0 0 0%
T Miss Kerry Lee 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
27-2
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Igor 191

b g Presenting - Stravinsky Dance (Stravinsky)

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

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

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-11
124

Bounced back to something like his C&D debut form last winter when runner-up at Newton Abbot (21.5f) in May, a stumble at the last costing him his chance. Fancied to be thereabouts.

Placed in two hurdle races from three starts. Beaten 1 1/4l by Dolphin Square when second of 7 at evens fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newton Abbot over 2m 6f (good) in May.

Bounced back to something like his C&D debut form last winter when runner-up at Newton Abbot (21.5f) in May, a stumble at the last costing him his chance. Fancied to be thereabouts.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 0 2 0%
Hurdle 3 0 2 0%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Mr S Waley-Cohen 2 0 1 0%
T N J Henderson 3 0 2 0%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
4/
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Mount Batur (IRE) 734

ch g Mahler - Massini's Daughter (Dr Massini)

6 11-0
 - 

Mahler gelding who ran to a fair level despite looking green when fourth on bumper debut at Uttoxeter back in winter 2017. Absent since but yard's runners rarely lack for fitness. Betting should guide

Finished 7l behind Article Fifty when fourth of 14 at 15-2 on his racecourse debut at Uttoxeter over 2m (good to soft) in November '17.

Mahler gelding who ran to a fair level despite looking green when fourth on bumper debut at Uttoxeter back in winter 2017. Absent since but yard's runners rarely lack for fitness. Betting should guide

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 0 0 0 -
T F O'Brien 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
1-7
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Papa Tango Charly (FR) 30

ch g No Risk At All - Chere Elenn (Mansonnien)

4 11-0
 - 

£440,000 purchase on the back of a point win. Displayed signs of promise when plugging on for seventh in a Worcester bumper (2m) last month and longer trip promises to suit now tackling timber.

A winner of a point-to-point at 3m. Beaten 6l behind Dragon Bones at 7-2 when seventh of 12 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Worcester over 2m (good to soft) last month.

£440,000 purchase on the back of a point win. Displayed signs of promise when plugging on for seventh in a Worcester bumper (2m) last month and longer trip promises to suit now tackling timber.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nick Scholfield 1 0 0 0%
T Jonjo O'Neill 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
421-3
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Sheshoon Sonny (FR) 22

b g Youmzain - Minnie's Mystery (Highest Honor)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 11-0
 - 

Fairly useful bumper winner who shaped encouragingly when third in a Stratford novice hurdle on return last month, staying on without threatening having not always been fluent. Likely improver.

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on soft ground. Third of 11 behind Imperial Flem beaten 4 1/2l at 5-4fav on his hurdling debut at Stratford over 2m (soft) last month.

Fairly useful bumper winner who shaped encouragingly when third in a Stratford novice hurdle on return last month, staying on without threatening having not always been fluent. Likely improver.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 1 0%
Hurdle 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 1 2 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adrian Heskin 2 0 1 0%
T A King 4 1 2 25%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
5
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Sometimes Always (IRE) 20

b g Presenting - Noras Fancy (Brian Boru)

4 11-0
 - 

€62,000 Presenting gelding who showed promise amidst greenness when fifth in a course bumper 3 weeks ago, one pace from 2f out. That experience ought not to have been lost on him now hurdling.

Dam won three times over hurdles at 2m and twice in chases at 2m 2f and 2m 4f including a Group 2 race. Finished 6l behind Where's Tom when fifth of 16 at 20-1 on his racecourse debut here over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month.

€62,000 Presenting gelding who showed promise amidst greenness when fifth in a course bumper 3 weeks ago, one pace from 2f out. That experience ought not to have been lost on him now hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T J O'Brien 0 0 0 -
T Ian Williams 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
14-
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St Barts (IRE) 223

b g High Chaparral - Lindeman (Presenting)

5 11-0
 - 

High Chaparral gelding. Dam, bumper/21f hurdle winner, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 23f) Mr Showtime. Winning pointer, unplaced last time (Apr 13). Market should guide now hurdling.

A winner of a point-to-point at 3m on good ground. Finished 9l behind Monbeg Oscar when fourth of 7 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Bitterley over 3m in April. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with E Walker.

High Chaparral gelding. Dam, bumper/21f hurdle winner, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 23f) Mr Showtime. Winning pointer, unplaced last time (Apr 13). Market should guide now hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 0 0 0 -
T P J Hobbs 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
4-6
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The Domino Effect (IRE) 38

b g Oscar - Lively Lass (Definite Article)

5 11-0
 - 

€95,000 Oscar gelding who has showed signs of ability both starts in bumper/novice hurdle company to date. Type to improve moving forward but others preferred on this occasion.

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Don't Shout when sixth of 9 on his hurdling debut at Hereford over 2m 4f (good) last month.

€95,000 Oscar gelding who has showed signs of ability both starts in bumper/novice hurdle company to date. Type to improve moving forward but others preferred on this occasion.

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 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 0 0 0 -
T Miss E C Lavelle 2 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14
40-90
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Hoot At Midnight 18

b f Midnight Legend - Kahooting (Kahyasi)

4 10-4 t
 - 

Modest form at best in bumpers and well beaten on hurdles bow at Plumpton (20.5f, heavy) 18 days ago.

Unplaced in all four starts. Well beaten at 80-1 behind Penny Mallow when 11th of 12 on her hurdling debut at Plumpton over 2m 4f (heavy) earlier this month.

Modest form at best in bumpers and well beaten on hurdles bow at Plumpton (20.5f, heavy) 18 days ago.

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 (T only) 3 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Paul O'Brien 0 0 0 -
T C E Longsdon 4 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Copper Coin was a pleasing fourth on his seasonal reappearance at Aintree, form which was franked when the third won last weekend, and he is a must for the shortlist, but FRED looks the one to beat. He had subsequent winner Getariver over two lengths behind when third on his UK debut at Cheltenham four weeks ago and may improve for stretching out three furlongs in trip. The returning Igor and recent Stratford third Sheshoon Sonny are other names to note.

3

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

Join Kim Bailey Racing 'Introductory' Hurdle

1m 7f 152y

Winner £12,996 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1-1
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Glory And Fortune (IRE) 38

b g Fame And Glory - Night Heron (St Jovite)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Hood: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a hood
HG
4 11-5 h
 - 

€75,000 buy who made the perfect start in listed bumper on New Year's Day, well on top at the finish. Maintained unbeaten record over hurdles at Huntingdon (hooded) but bare form is ordinary.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 1m 6f and 2m on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 9-4 in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 2m (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Mickey Buckman by 1 3/4l.

€75,000 buy who made the perfect start in listed bumper on New Year's Day, well on top at the finish. Maintained unbeaten record over hurdles at Huntingdon (hooded) but bare form is ordinary.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 1 0 100%
Hurdle 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 1 1 0 100%
T Tom Lacey 2 2 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
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Tamaroc Du Mathan (FR) 581

b g Poliglote - Thisbee Du Mathan (Turgeon)

4 11-5 t1
 -  WS

Fairly useful form when winning 9-runner minor event at Angers in 2017/18, ridden to assert run-in. Has left A. Chaille-Chaille and should improve for top yard (has had a wind op but tongue tie is on)

A winner at Angers over 1m 7f (soft) in April last year, beating Equanimity by 1 1/2l. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with A Chaille-Chaille in France.

Fairly useful form when winning 9-runner minor event at Angers in 2017/18, ridden to assert run-in. Has left A. Chaille-Chaille and should improve for top yard (has had a wind op but tongue tie is on)

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 (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 0 0 0 -
T P F Nicholls 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
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Cascova (IRE) 254

b g Casamento - Sina Cova (Barathea)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 11-0
 - 

Flat bred who made the perfect start in a bumper at Huntingdon a year ago. Never a factor in the Champion Bumper in March but interesting to see how he fares over hurdles for Nicky Henderson.

A winner of a NH flat race at 1m 6f on good ground. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Envoi Allen when 13th of 14 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 NH flat race in the Group 1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham over 2m (soft) in March. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Flat bred who made the perfect start in a bumper at Huntingdon a year ago. Never a factor in the Champion Bumper in March but interesting to see how he fares over hurdles for Nicky Henderson.

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 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 1 0 1 0%
T N J Henderson 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
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Galileo Silver (IRE) (135F)

gr g Galileo - Famous (Danehill Dancer)

4 11-0
 - 

Fairly useful on Flat, stays 11f, improved when making successful handicap debut last time. In top hands ahead of this switch to hurdling.

A winner at 8-1 at Kempton over 1m 3f on his latest outing in July, beating Zzoro by 1/2l.

Fairly useful on Flat, stays 11f, improved when making successful handicap debut last time. In top hands ahead of this switch to hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Bowen 0 0 0 -
T A King 3 1 0 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
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Master Debonair 28

br g Yeats - Swincombe Flame (Exit To Nowhere)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 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
5 11-0
 -  WS2

Won 2 of his first 3 starts, including a listed bumper a year ago. Below expectations at major Festivals thereafter but showed plenty of promise when runner-up on hurdles debut last month.

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m and 2m 1f on good ground. Beaten 2l by Heaven Help Us when second of 11 at 6-5fav on his hurdling debut at Cheltenham over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Won 2 of his first 3 starts, including a listed bumper a year ago. Below expectations at major Festivals thereafter but showed plenty of promise when runner-up on hurdles debut last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 0 1 0%
Hurdle 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 2 25%
G Similar Going 4 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R M Power 2 0 1 0%
T C L Tizzard 6 2 2 33.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
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Mr Grey Sky (IRE) 327

gr g Fame And Glory - Lakil Princess (Bering)

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
5 11-0
 - 

€92,000 son of Fame And Glory who won both starts in bumpers in December. Good hurdles prospect, particularly as his stamina is drawn out.

Successful in two NH flat races at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 10-11fav at Haydock over 2m (soft) in December last year, beating Highway Companion by 1l.

€92,000 son of Fame And Glory who won both starts in bumpers in December. Good hurdles prospect, particularly as his stamina is drawn out.

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 -
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 2 2 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 2 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Bass 1 1 0 100%
T K C Bailey 2 2 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
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Brockagh Cailin (73F)

b f Helmet - Step Softly (Golan)

4 10-7
 - 

Dam half-sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser (2m-2¾m winner) Chief Yeoman. Modest at best on Flat, stays 8.5f, running below best at present. Tough introduction to hurdling.

Beaten 18l behind Sea Of Mystery at 50-1 when 10th of 12 on her latest outing at Leicester over 1m 2f (good to firm) in September.

Dam half-sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser (2m-2¾m winner) Chief Yeoman. Modest at best on Flat, stays 8.5f, running below best at present. Tough introduction to hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 1 0 7.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J M Davies 0 0 0 -
T J S Moore 16 1 0 6.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Glory And Fortune clearly has tons of ability, winning readily at Huntingdon on his hurdling debut despite racing keenly and crashing through the third-last. Richard Johnson gets the leg up on him as Nico de Boinville switches to Cascova, a smart bumper performer last season for Martyn Meade who now switches to hurdles for Nicky Henderson. Dual bumper scorer Mr Grey Sky shouldn't be underestimated either, but this could go the way of MASTER DEBONAIR. His bumper form is arguably strongest of all, beating last weekend's Grade 2 winner Thyme Hill at Cheltenham 12 months ago, and there was plenty to like about his first timber assignment at Prestbury Park last month. With normal improvement expected, he should go close.

4

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

Creativevents Handicap Chase

2m 5f 8y

Winner £21,896 - 7 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
71801-P
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Mercian Prince (IRE) 6

b g Midnight Legend - Bongo Fury (Sillery)

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 18 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 27.78%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 12-2 p
146 2 WS2

Useful winning chaser who shaped as if run would do him good after wind surgery/7 months off when pulled up in 20f handicap chase at Cheltenham 6 days ago. Cheekpieces back on too so not ruled out.

Winner of seven chases from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 2 out when 66-1 in the Group 3 BetVictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 4f (soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Happy Diva earlier this month on his latest outing.

Useful winning chaser who shaped as if run would do him good after wind surgery/7 months off when pulled up in 20f handicap chase at Cheltenham 6 days ago. Cheekpieces back on too so not ruled out.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 26 7 4 26.9%
Chase 21 7 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 1 0 20%
G Similar Going 18 5 2 27.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 2 0 28.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jack Quinlan 19 6 1 31.6%
T Amy Murphy 19 6 1 31.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
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Flying Angel (IRE) 26

gr g Arcadio - Gypsy Kelly (Roselier)

Course and Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 18 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing only a visor

Visor: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a visor
HG
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 10 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-10 v
140

Grade 1 winner as a novice but it's fourteen runs since his last win in 2017 and below-par fourth of 5 in 20f handicap chase at Aintree 26 days ago. Unreliable.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 16l behind Forest Bihan when fourth of 5 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Virgin Bet Monet's Garden Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase at Aintree over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Grade 1 winner as a novice but it's fourteen runs since his last win in 2017 and below-par fourth of 5 in 20f handicap chase at Aintree 26 days ago. Unreliable.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 28 5 4 17.9%
Chase 20 3 1 15%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 0 1 0%
C Course 4 0 1 0%
D Distance 7 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 18 3 2 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (V only) 5 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 10 0 1 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 6 2 0 33.3%
T N A Twiston-Davies 28 5 4 17.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
31/166P-
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Mr Medic 252

b g Dr Massini - Danse Slave (Broadway Flyer)

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, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
8 11-9
139

Didn't go on in his four runs last season but very useful winning chaser at his best and took this contest on his reappearance 12 months ago so he's not dismissed lightly.

Winner of five chases from 2m 1f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Pulled up 2 out when 33-1 in the Group 3 Grand Annual Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m (good to soft) in a Grade 3 chase won by Croco Bay in March on his latest outing.

Didn't go on in his four runs last season but very useful winning chaser at his best and took this contest on his reappearance 12 months ago so he's not dismissed lightly.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 5 1 33.3%
Chase 11 5 1 45.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 4 2 0 50%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 9 1 1 11.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 5 1 31.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 2 0 66.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J James Best 11 5 1 45.5%
T Robert Walford 16 5 1 31.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
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Dell Oro (FR) 235

b g Walk In The Park - Kallistea (Sicyos)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 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
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 11-5 p
135

Went the wrong last season after scoring at Huntingdon in January, tried visored when last of 3 in 2m Ludlow handicap chase final run. Back from 7-month absence here with big questions to answer.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from 1m 6f to 2m 4f on good ground. Last of 3 behind Valseur Du Granval beaten a distance at 5-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Ludlow over 2m (good) in April.

Went the wrong last season after scoring at Huntingdon in January, tried visored when last of 3 in 2m Ludlow handicap chase final run. Back from 7-month absence here with big questions to answer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 3 16.7%
Chase 7 1 0 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 7 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (P only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 1 0 25%
Connections
J Joshua Moore 11 2 3 18.2%
T G L Moore 14 3 3 21.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
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Didero Vallis (FR) 253

b g Poliglote - Oreade Vallis (April Night)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 10-13
134

Ex-Irish hurdler who took well to fences for current handler last term, winning at Carlisle and Haydock before good fifth in 21f Plate at Cheltenham in March. Dropped 1 lb so firmly in mix on return.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on good and soft ground. Finished 12l behind Siruh Du Lac when fifth of 22 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Brown Advisory Siruh Du Lac Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good to soft) in March.

Ex-Irish hurdler who took well to fences for current handler last term, winning at Carlisle and Haydock before good fifth in 21f Plate at Cheltenham in March. Dropped 1 lb so firmly in mix on return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 4 25%
Chase 5 2 0 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 11 2 3 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 3 4 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J H F Nugent 0 0 0 -
T Miss V Williams 5 2 0 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
21/F142-
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The Kings Writ (IRE) 258

b g Brian Boru - Letterwoman (Fourstars Allstar)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-3
133

Largely progressive profile over fences, including 2 Exeter wins on heavy, and signed off for season with good second over 20f at Sandown in March. Up 3 lb but contender if primed for this return.

He has won two chases and two point-to-points from 2m 3f to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 1/2l by Duke Des Champs when second of 5 at 13-8fav on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) in March.

Largely progressive profile over fences, including 2 Exeter wins on heavy, and signed off for season with good second over 20f at Sandown in March. Up 3 lb but contender if primed for this return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 3 16.7%
Chase 8 2 3 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 2 3 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 2 3 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bryony Frost 0 0 0 -
T Kayley Woollacott 6 2 2 33.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
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Sky Pirate 37

b g Midnight Legend - Dancingwithbubbles (Supreme Leader)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 10-13
132

Progressive chaser who shaped well on his return, looking big threat when falling heavily four out in 20f handicap chase at Wetherby 37 days ago. Handily weighted so a big player off same mark here.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on good ground. Fell 4 out when 9-4jt-fav at Wetherby over 2m 3f (good to soft) in a chase won by Crievehill last month on his latest outing.

Progressive chaser who shaped well on his return, looking big threat when falling heavily four out in 20f handicap chase at Wetherby 37 days ago. Handily weighted so a big player off same mark here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 5 16.7%
Chase 6 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 5 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 1 0 0 0%
T Jonjo O'Neill 12 2 5 16.7%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
34114-2
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Kayf Blanco 37

b g Kayf Tara - Land Of Glory (Supreme Leader)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 25 runs, 2 wins, 12 places, 8%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 15 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 6.67%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-0
130

Dual chase winner at around 20f last season and good second of 9 after 7 months off in 20f handicap chase at Wetherby 37 days ago. Highly respected off same mark here.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 9l by Crievehill when second of 9 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Dual chase winner at around 20f last season and good second of 9 after 7 months off in 20f handicap chase at Wetherby 37 days ago. Highly respected off same mark here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 36 4 16 11.1%
Chase 16 2 7 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 25 2 12 8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 39 4 18 10.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 15 1 6 6.7%
Connections
J Kielan Woods 23 2 9 8.7%
T G P Mcpherson 37 4 16 10.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

SKY PIRATE looked set to mount a serious challenge at Wetherby on his reappearance when coming to grief four from home and, providing the six-year-old's confidence isn't dented too much, Jonjo O'Neill's charge could make amends. Kayf Blanco ran on to pick up a silver medal in that contest and the consistent performer is capable of picking up more place money. However, a bigger danger to the selection is the returning Didero Vallis, who was fifth at the Cheltenham Festival in March behind some useful operators and Venetia Williams' horses are beginning to run into some form.

5

15:15 Ascot (Class 3) (4YO plus)

inthepaddock.co.uk Handicap Chase

2m 7f 180y

Winner £16,505 - 13 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
59PPP-P
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Minella Rocco (IRE) 27

b g Shirocco - Petralona (Alleged)

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: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 20 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 15%
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: 17 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 17.65%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 12-0 t p
142

Hasn't matched the heights of his 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup, looking a shadow of his former self last 4 starts, including on return last month.

He has won two hurdle races, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 5f to 4m on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over three years ago. Pulled up at the 12th when 22-1 at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (soft) in a chase won by The Conditional last month on his latest outing.

Hasn't matched the heights of his 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup, looking a shadow of his former self last 4 starts, including on return last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 3 3 14.3%
Chase 18 1 3 5.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 5 1 1 20%
G Similar Going 20 3 2 15%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 3 0 1 0%
HG Cheek Pieces 5 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 1 0%
Connections
J B J Geraghty 8 0 1 0%
T Jonjo O'Neill 21 3 3 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
8/1730-3
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Dragon D'estruval (FR) 166

b g Enrique - Rose d'estruval (Lavirco)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 11-13
141 WS2

Fairly useful bumper/chase winner in France. Easily best effort for this yard when third back over fences at Perth when last seen in June and merits consideration on the back of that.

Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and three chases from 1m 3f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 10 behind Indian Temple beaten 3 1/2l at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Perth over 3m (good to soft) in June.

Fairly useful bumper/chase winner in France. Easily best effort for this yard when third back over fences at Perth when last seen in June and merits consideration on the back of that.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 4 6 26.7%
Chase 6 3 3 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 9 2 3 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 3 6 21.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J D A Jacob 5 1 2 20%
T N J Henderson 5 1 2 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
10/1421-
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King Of Realms (IRE) 239

b g King's Theatre - Sunny South East (Gothland)

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, 2 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
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: 7 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Visor: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a visor
HG
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-12 v
140

Impressive start over fences when winning over C&D at this meeting on last season's return. Made it 2-2 in handicaps over fences at Warwick when last seen in March and remains with potential.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 7-4jt-fav at Warwick over 3m (good) in March, beating Coup De Pinceau by 1 3/4l.

Impressive start over fences when winning over C&D at this meeting on last season's return. Made it 2-2 in handicaps over fences at Warwick when last seen in March and remains with potential.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 3 37.5%
Chase 4 2 1 50%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 3 2 1 66.7%
D Distance 5 2 1 40%
G Similar Going 7 3 4 42.9%
Headgear
HG Today (V only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 1 2 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T J O'Brien 6 1 2 16.7%
T Ian Williams 11 4 4 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
34/21PP-
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Impulsive Star (IRE) 223

b g Busy Flight - Impulsive Ita (Supreme Leader)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
9 11-8 p
139

Bagged a valuable prize at Warwick in January. Easy to put a line through runs in National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham Festival and Scottish National next 2 starts. This trip on sharp side on return.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up 3 out when 12-1 in the Group 3 Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase at Ayr over 4m (good) in a Grade 3 chase won by Takingrisks in April on his latest outing.

Bagged a valuable prize at Warwick in January. Easy to put a line through runs in National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham Festival and Scottish National next 2 starts. This trip on sharp side on return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 4 0 30.8%
Chase 8 1 0 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 10 3 0 30%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 5 1 0 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Mr S Waley-Cohen 10 3 0 30%
T N P Mulholland 13 4 0 30.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
112P/31-
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Top Wood (FR) 232

ch g Kotky Bleu - Heure Bleu (Grand Tresor)

Distance: 8 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 25 runs, 4 wins, 9 places, 16%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a visor

Tongue Strap: 27 runs, 4 wins, 6 places, 14.81%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Visor: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a visor
HG
Class: 15 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 6.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
12 11-6 t v
139

Hasn't always proved the most reliable but placed in last 2 renewals of Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham, and won 27-runner Foxhunters at Aintree in April. Back up in weights returned to a handicap.

Has won two hurdle races, three NH flat races, three chases and two point-to-points from 1m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 14-1 in a chase at Aintree over 2m 5f (soft) on his latest outing in April, beating Burning Ambition by 2l.

Hasn't always proved the most reliable but placed in last 2 renewals of Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham, and won 27-runner Foxhunters at Aintree in April. Back up in weights returned to a handicap.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 33 5 9 15.2%
Chase 22 3 6 13.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 8 2 3 25%
G Similar Going 25 4 9 16%
Headgear
HG Today (T & V) 4 1 2 25%
HG Visor 4 1 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 15 1 5 6.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 0 0%
Connections
J Tabitha Worsley 2 1 1 50%
T Miss K Morgan 4 1 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
41P634-
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Militarian 209

b g Kayf Tara - Mille Et Une (Trempolino)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-3
138

Winner of 3 handicap chases at up to 23f last season and back-to-form fourth at Sandown when last seen in April. Others look better treated, however.

He has won three chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 2m 7f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 3 1/2l behind Larry when fourth of 11 at 40-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (good) in April.

Winner of 3 handicap chases at up to 23f last season and back-to-form fourth at Sandown when last seen in April. Others look better treated, however.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 3 4 17.7%
Chase 13 3 4 23.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 8 1 2 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 3 4 17.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 8 2 2 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Mr J Martin 15 3 4 20%
T Andrew J Martin 18 3 4 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
P/313P5-
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Good Man Pat (IRE) 209

b g Gold Well - Basically Supreme (Supreme Leader)

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-9
137

Pick of his efforts under both codes have come in small fields and struggled with his jumping in more competitive events last 2 starts. Longer trip may help and yard in excellent form ahead of return.

He has won two hurdle races, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Finished 5l behind Larry when fifth of 11 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (good) in April.

Pick of his efforts under both codes have come in small fields and struggled with his jumping in more competitive events last 2 starts. Longer trip may help and yard in excellent form ahead of return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 3 25%
Chase 5 1 0 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 2 1 50%
G Similar Going 8 3 1 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 4 3 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 2 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Tom Cannon 2 0 2 0%
T A King 12 3 3 25%