Cheltenham 14 December 2019

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

Forecast: Moderate showers
Temperature: 3.8° - 7.8°
Rainfall: 4.32mm
Wind: 13.3 mph S

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1

12:10 Cheltenham (Class 2) (3YO only)

Jcb Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle

2m 179y

Winner £15,640 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
11
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Langer Dan (IRE) 43

b g Ocovango - What A Fashion (Milan)

Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 11-5
128

Bred for jumping and readily accounted for some moderate ex-Flat horses when scoring readily at Ludlow. Took rise in class when following up in the Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle at Wetherby.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 4-1 in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Maria Magdalena by 1 1/4l. Has also won at Ludlow this season.

Bred for jumping and readily accounted for some moderate ex-Flat horses when scoring readily at Ludlow. Took rise in class when following up in the Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle at Wetherby.

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 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 1 1 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 Harry Skelton 2 2 0 100%
T D Skelton 2 2 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
2-12
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Botox Has (FR) 28

b g Dream Well - Bournie (Kahyasi)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 11-2
132

Confirmed promise of his effort in French newcomers' event when readily off the mark in a Fontwell juvenile in October. Better still when runner-up in Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle here last month.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 2f on good ground. Beaten 2 1/2l by Allmankind when second of 10 at 11-4 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race here over 2m (soft) last month.

Confirmed promise of his effort in French newcomers' event when readily off the mark in a Fontwell juvenile in October. Better still when runner-up in Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle here last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 2 33.3%
Hurdle 3 1 2 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 2 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 1 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Joshua Moore 2 1 1 50%
T G L Moore 2 1 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
1
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Group Stage (GER) 30

b g Maxios - Good Hope (Seattle Dancer)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 11-2
 - 

Fair maiden on Flat (stays 1½m) and left that form behind at the first attempt over hurdles when landing a heavy-ground contest at Ludlow last month. Bare form needs improving on.

A winner at 2-1 in a hurdle race at Ludlow over 2m (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Gavrocheka by 3 1/2l.

Fair maiden on Flat (stays 1½m) and left that form behind at the first attempt over hurdles when landing a heavy-ground contest at Ludlow last month. Bare form needs improving on.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 1 1 0 100%
Hurdle 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 2 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adrian Heskin 1 1 0 100%
T A King 8 1 2 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
14
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Hereia (IRE) 97

b g Olympic Glory - Rolled Gold (Giant's Causeway)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 11-2
 - 

Fair maiden on the Flat and seen to good effect when making all on hurdles debut at Roscommon in August. Similar form under a penalty a month later and has since left A. Slattery

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Finished 5l behind For Everyone when fourth of 16 at 3-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Listowel over 2m (good) in September. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Andrew Slattery in Ireland.

Fair maiden on the Flat and seen to good effect when making all on hurdles debut at Roscommon in August. Similar form under a penalty a month later and has since left A. Slattery

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 1 0 50%
Hurdle 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 1 0 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 1 0 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J T Scudamore 0 0 0 -
T N P Mulholland 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
213331
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Repetitio (IRE) 1

b g Pour Moi - Fionnuar (Teofilo)

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

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

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 11-2 h
125

Improved since hooded, landing 2m handicap at Newton Abbot in August and back on the scoreboard at Cheltenham on Friday. This is tougher, though.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on good ground. Third of 10 behind Allmankind beaten 10l at 33-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race here over 2m (soft) last month.

Improved since hooded, landing 2m handicap at Newton Abbot in August and back on the scoreboard at Cheltenham on Friday. This is tougher, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 2 3 28.6%
Hurdle 7 2 3 28.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 2 1 1 50%
D Distance 5 2 2 40%
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 5 2 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Noonan 6 2 2 33.3%
T N J Hawke 7 2 3 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
4
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Art Of Diplomacy 14

b g Archipenko - Rowlestone Express (Rail Link)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 10-12
 - 

Won 1½m Flat handicap on soft at Hamilton in September. No short-term promise on recent Newcastle hurdles debut and he's surely right up against it here.

Well beaten at 28-1 behind Tavus when fourth of 5 on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m (heavy) last month.

Won 1½m Flat handicap on soft at Hamilton in September. No short-term promise on recent Newcastle hurdles debut and he's surely right up against it here.

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 -
G Similar Going 3 1 0 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 0 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jamie Hamilton 0 0 0 -
T M W Easterby 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
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Elysian Flame (64F)

ch g Champs Elysees - Combustible (Halling)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 10-12
 - 

Useful/progressive on Flat as stamina was drawn out, excellent second in a handicap at York in October. Possesses the raw ability to be a factor if jumping passes the test.

Beaten 2 3/4l by Hamish when second of 17 at 9-1 on his latest outing at York over 1m 6f (soft) in October.

Useful/progressive on Flat as stamina was drawn out, excellent second in a handicap at York in October. Possesses the raw ability to be a factor if jumping passes the test.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 0 0 0 -
Hurdle 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 2 2 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 0 0 0 -
T M W Easterby 7 2 2 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
48-2723
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Rikoboy (FR) 53

b g Enrique - Dikanika (Nickname)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 10-12
 - 

Fairly useful form over hurdles, best effort when 5½ lengths second of 11 to Je Deviens Moi in juvenile at Fontainebleau in October, fairly useful form over fences. Left M. Seror €72,000 in November.

Placed in a hurdle race and a chase from seven starts. Third of 7 behind The Revenant beaten 14l on his latest outing in a chase at Compiegne over 2m 1f (heavy) in October. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with M Seror in France.

Fairly useful form over hurdles, best effort when 5½ lengths second of 11 to Je Deviens Moi in juvenile at Fontainebleau in October, fairly useful form over fences. Left M. Seror €72,000 in November.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 0 2 0%
Hurdle 4 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 4 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 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
9
4
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Say The Word 30

b g Authorized - Soryah (Shamardal)

4 10-12
 - 

Fair form when runner-up on all 3 Flat starts (all AW) for Simon Crisford. Looked in need of the experience when fourth on hurdles bow at Ludlow (race won by Group Stage).

Finished 15l behind Group Stage when fourth of 10 at 7-1 on his NH debut in a hurdle race at Ludlow over 2m (soft) last month.

Fair form when runner-up on all 3 Flat starts (all AW) for Simon Crisford. Looked in need of the experience when fourth on hurdles bow at Ludlow (race won by Group Stage).

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) 4 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J J Burke 1 0 0 0%
T T R George 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
33
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Tremwedge 13

b g Foxwedge - Tremelo Pointe (Trempolino)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
4 10-12
 - 

Modest maiden on the Flat who has exceeded expectations over hurdles, third of 9 in Grade 3 Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle at Fairyhouse last time.

Placed in two hurdle races from two starts. Third of 9 behind Cerberus beaten 6l at 25-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 30 Free Bet baroneracing.com Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse over 2m (yielding - soft) earlier this month.

Modest maiden on the Flat who has exceeded expectations over hurdles, third of 9 in Grade 3 Bar One Racing Juvenile 3-Y-O Hurdle at Fairyhouse last time.

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

Langer Dan made it two out of two in Listed company at Wetherby last time and has to be respected, but might struggle to give 3lb to BOTOX HAS. Gary Moore's French import absolutely bolted up in a four-runner affair on his UK debut at Fontwell and showed that was no fluke when chasing home Allmankind in a Grade 2 over this C&D. Group Stage won nicely enough at Ludlow and is in with a shout, while Irish raider Tremwedge has run respectably without winning over timber, most recently when third in a Fairyhouse Grade 3.

2

12:45 Cheltenham (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Ryman Novices' Chase

2m 4f 127y

Winner £15,640 - 6 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
F1113P
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Topofthecotswolds (IRE) 49

b g Arcadio - Bambootcha (Saddlers' Hall)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
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 11-8
140

Much improved for switch to fences during the summer, rattling off a Stratford hat-trick. All may not have been well with him switched to a novice at this track in October.

He has won three chases from 2m 3f to 2m 7f on good and good to soft ground. Pulled up 3 out when 15-2 here over 2m 4f (heavy) in a chase won by Slate House in October on his latest outing. Has won 3 times at Stratford this season.

Much improved for switch to fences during the summer, rattling off a Stratford hat-trick. All may not have been well with him switched to a novice at this track in October.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 3 5 27.3%
Chase 7 3 2 42.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 3 5 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jamie Bargary 3 0 2 0%
T N A Twiston-Davies 15 3 8 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
1311-21
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Good Boy Bobby (IRE) 28

b g Flemensfirth - Princess Gaia (King's Theatre)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 6 wins, 3 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Hood: 8 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 62.5%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a hood
HG
7 11-5 h
146

Useful 3-time winner in bumpers in 2017/18 and matched that tally from 4 starts in his novice season over hurdles. Confirmed promise of chase debut when landing the odds at Wetherby last month.

Winner of three hurdle races, three NH flat races and a chase from 1m 7f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 1-4fav at Wetherby over 1m 7f (soft) last month, beating Ravenhill Road by 2l.

Useful 3-time winner in bumpers in 2017/18 and matched that tally from 4 starts in his novice season over hurdles. Confirmed promise of chase debut when landing the odds at Wetherby last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 4 2 66.7%
Chase 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 6 3 66.7%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 8 5 3 62.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 10 7 3 70%
T N A Twiston-Davies 10 7 3 70%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
121P-24
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Beakstown (IRE) 37

b g Stowaway - Midnight Reel (Accordion)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 11-0 t
139

Grade 2 novice hurdle winner last season but pulled up in Ballymore on final start. Very much a chaser on looks but hasn't set the world alight over fences yet. May yet come good.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on good ground. Finished 10l behind Champ when fourth of 6 at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 2m 6f (good to soft) last month.

Grade 2 novice hurdle winner last season but pulled up in Ballymore on final start. Very much a chaser on looks but hasn't set the world alight over fences yet. May yet come good.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 2 33.3%
Chase 2 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 5 0 3 0%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 7 2 3 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 7 2 3 28.6%
T D Skelton 7 2 3 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
1/11-5
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Champagne Platinum (IRE) 228

gr g Stowaway - Saffron Holly (Roselier)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
6 11-0
137

Won both starts over hurdles in 2018/19. Came up well short pitched into Grade 1 company in April but he's an expensive winning pointer representing very powerful connections.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Klassical Dream when fifth of 6 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown over 2m (yielding) in April.

Won both starts over hurdles in 2018/19. Came up well short pitched into Grade 1 company in April but he's an expensive winning pointer representing very powerful connections.

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 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 2 2 0 100%
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
5
50-292P
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Garo De Juilley (FR) 35

b g Ungaro - Lucy De Juilley (Goldneyev)

Course: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 18 runs, 2 wins, 7 places, 11.11%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 20 runs, 2 wins, 8 places, 10%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 11-0 t
134

Useful winning 2m4f hurdler who made a reasonable start to his chasing career with a brace of runner-up efforts. Reportedly bled when well held in a Grade 2 at Wincanton last month.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f on good ground. Pulled up 5 out when 16-1 in the Group 2 John Romans Park Homes 'Rising Stars' Novices' Chase at Wincanton over 2m 4f (good to soft) in a Grade 2 chase won by Reserve Tank last month on his latest outing.

Useful winning 2m4f hurdler who made a reasonable start to his chasing career with a brace of runner-up efforts. Reportedly bled when well held in a Grade 2 at Wincanton last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 2 8 9.5%
Chase 3 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 0 1 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 2 4 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 18 2 7 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P J Brennan 4 1 2 25%
T Mrs S Leech 12 1 3 8.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
2118-72
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Mister Fisher (IRE) 24

b g Jeremy - That's Amazing (Marignan)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 42.86%
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
6 11-0
144

Winner of Grade 2 Rossington Main at Haydock as a novice hurdler. Ran well in Swinton Hurdle back when there in May and opening second in this sphere at Warwick a sound platform to build on.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 3l by Torpillo when second of 5 at 2-1 on his chase debut at Warwick over 2m (soft) last month.

Winner of Grade 2 Rossington Main at Haydock as a novice hurdler. Ran well in Swinton Hurdle back when there in May and opening second in this sphere at Warwick a sound platform to build on.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 2 33.3%
Chase 1 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 3 2 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 3 2 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 4 1 1 25%
T N J Henderson 8 3 2 37.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
6171PP-
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Nestor Park (FR) 233

b g Walk In The Park - Cila (Saint Preuil)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-0
135

Useful bumper winner who tasted success twice over hurdles at up to 22f last term. Ended the campaign in disappointing fashion but he's certainly built for fences.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 6f on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up at the last when 3-1fav at Warwick over 3m 1f (good) in a hurdle race won by Robin The Raven in April on his latest outing.

Useful bumper winner who tasted success twice over hurdles at up to 22f last term. Ended the campaign in disappointing fashion but he's certainly built for fences.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 0 33.3%
Chase 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 6 3 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 1 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adrian Heskin 0 0 0 -
T Ben Pauling 10 3 1 30%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

MISTER FISHER returned to action with a solid second on his chasing debut behind Torpillo at Warwick and though the victor that day couldn't back it up in Grade 1 company at Sandown, Nicky Henderson's charge is taken to improve enough on that reappearance to score. Stablemate Champagne Platinum's only defeat over timber came when pitched into top-level novice company at Punchestown and he has to be of interest, while Good Boy Bobby and Topofthecotswolds have both got winning form over fences and give Nigel Twiston-Davies an interesting hand.

3

13:20 Cheltenham (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Cheltenham Club Handicap Chase

2m 62y

Winner £18,768 - 8 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2/3113-3
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Destrier (FR) 39

b g Voix Du Nord - Razia (Robin Des Champs)

Distance: 9 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 44.44%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 57.14%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
7 11-12
151

Relished the switch to chasing last season, winning at Southwell and Ayr before a fine run in the Grade 1 Maghull at Aintree. Pleasing reappearnace and return to left-handed track will suit.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 1m 7f to 2m on good to soft and heavy ground. Third of 6 behind Janika beaten 3l at 7-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Relished the switch to chasing last season, winning at Southwell and Ayr before a fine run in the Grade 1 Maghull at Aintree. Pleasing reappearnace and return to left-handed track will suit.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 4 2 44.4%
Chase 4 2 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 9 4 2 44.4%
G Similar Going 7 4 2 57.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 4 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 10 4 2 40%
T D Skelton 10 4 2 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
711-148
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The Bay Birch (IRE) 15

b m Beneficial - Tournant Vic (Old Vic)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 25 runs, 5 wins, 6 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 57.14%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
9 11-7 t
149

Likeable mare who completed the hat-trick on return at Chepstow. Every chance the assessor now has her measure and she drops markedly in trip.

Has won a hurdle race and seven chases from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Oldgrangewood when eighth of 12 on her latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Likeable mare who completed the hat-trick on return at Chepstow. Every chance the assessor now has her measure and she drops markedly in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 38 8 7 21.1%
Chase 25 7 6 28%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 6 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 25 5 6 20%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 7 4 0 57.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 2 1 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Stan Sheppard 18 7 4 38.9%
T M Sheppard 19 8 4 42.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
1214-U3
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Ballywood (FR) 21

b g Ballingarry - Miss Hollywood (True Brave)

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
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
6 11-8
147

Dual hurdle winner in France who won 3 times over fences last term. Unseated rider on reappearance but shaped as though back in reasonable nick at Ascot last month.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 10 behind Capeland beaten 21l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Dual hurdle winner in France who won 3 times over fences last term. Unseated rider on reappearance but shaped as though back in reasonable nick at Ascot last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 4 2 30.8%
Chase 8 3 2 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 2 0 40%
G Similar Going 5 1 2 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 4 2 30.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 1 1 33.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J Tom Cannon 5 1 1 20%
T A King 10 3 1 30%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
41/936-F
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Theinval (FR) 132

b g Smadoun - Kinevees (Hard Leaf)

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

Course: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 10 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 16 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 18.75%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 17 runs, 1 win, 7 places, 5.88%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 11 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-7 p
146

Hit the frame in the Grand Annual in both 2017 and 2018. Rare off-day in the jumping department at Galway in August and season may well be geared around another busy spring campaign.

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Fell at the 3rd when 6-1 at Galway over 2m 6f (soft) in a chase won by Yorkhill in August on his latest outing.

Hit the frame in the Grand Annual in both 2017 and 2018. Rare off-day in the jumping department at Galway in August and season may well be geared around another busy spring campaign.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 34 6 10 17.7%
Chase 25 3 9 12%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 0 2 0%
C Course 7 0 2 0%
D Distance 10 2 5 20%
G Similar Going 16 3 5 18.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 17 1 7 5.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 1 1 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 11 0 2 0%
Connections
J J McGrath 25 4 7 16%
T N J Henderson 33 6 9 18.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
835/21-3
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Croco Bay (IRE) 226

b g Croco Rouge - April Thistle (Alphabatim)

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

Course: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 19 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 15.79%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 15.79%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 11 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 18.18%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 10 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
13 11-4 p
143

Belied odds of 66/1 when accounting for 18 in the Grand Annual over C&D in March. By no means disgraced at Punchestown next time and he's likely to give it a good go from the front.

Winner of two hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Third of 12 behind Snugsborough Hall beaten 20l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Punchestown over 2m (yielding) in May.

Belied odds of 66/1 when accounting for 18 in the Grand Annual over C&D in March. By no means disgraced at Punchestown next time and he's likely to give it a good go from the front.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 37 7 8 18.9%
Chase 27 5 6 18.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 6 1 1 16.7%
C Course 7 1 1 14.3%
D Distance 19 3 3 15.8%
G Similar Going 19 3 4 15.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 4 1 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 11 2 0 18.2%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 10 0 1 0%
Connections
J Kielan Woods 17 2 5 11.8%
T B I Case 24 3 5 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
P11P2/P
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Art Of Payroll (GER) 118

b g Shirocco - Anna Maria (Night Shift)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 15 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 13.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 21 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 4.76%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 16 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 12.5%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-1 t
140 WS

Better than ever when landing a gamble for Harry Fry at Southwell in August 2017. Restricted to just 3 runs since, beaten a long way in that aforementioned race this summer. Has had a wind op.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Pulled up 3 out when 9-2 at Southwell over 2m 4f (good) in a chase won by Royal Village in August on his latest outing.

Better than ever when landing a gamble for Harry Fry at Southwell in August 2017. Restricted to just 3 runs since, beaten a long way in that aforementioned race this summer. Has had a wind op.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 29 4 7 13.8%
Chase 16 2 7 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 15 2 1 13.3%
G Similar Going 21 1 5 4.8%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 16 2 5 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 2 1 0 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J J J Burke 4 0 3 0%
T Harry Fry 4 1 1 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
149-0U0
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Eamon An Cnoic (IRE) 15

b g Westerner - Nutmeg Tune (Accordion)

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 17 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 23.53%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and blinkers

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

This horse has had no previous runs wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-10 t b1
135

Useful chaser who finished fourth in the Plate over 20.6f in March. Now finds himself 2 lb below that mark having seemingly lost the plot since and he goes back in trip in a change of headgear.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Oldgrangewood when 10th of 12 on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Useful chaser who finished fourth in the Plate over 20.6f in March. Now finds himself 2 lb below that mark having seemingly lost the plot since and he goes back in trip in a change of headgear.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 2 26.3%
Chase 13 3 1 23.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 0 1 0%
D Distance 9 3 2 33.3%
G Similar Going 17 4 3 23.5%
Headgear
Today (T & B) 0 0 0 -
Blinkers 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 5 2 0 40%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 1 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 14 3 1 21.4%
T D Pipe 21 5 3 23.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
21-31P6
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Northern Beau (IRE) 49

b m Canford Cliffs - View (Galileo)

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

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

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 8 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
This horse has had 1 run wearing a tongue strap and blinkers without success

Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had 1 run wearing blinkers without success
HG
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 10-0 (oh 3) t b
125 3 WS2

Three wins over fences between February and August but below-par effort from out of the weights in a 2m Class 2 handicap here in October and she's 3 lb "wrong" again.

Winner of three chases and two point-to-points from 2m to 3m on good to firm and good ground. Finished 20l behind Saint Calvados when sixth of 11 at 40-1 on her latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (heavy) in October.

Three wins over fences between February and August but below-par effort from out of the weights in a 2m Class 2 handicap here in October and she's 3 lb "wrong" again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 3 8 15.8%
Chase 10 3 2 30%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 3 1 0 33.3%
D Distance 5 1 3 20%
G Similar Going 8 0 3 0%
Headgear
Today (T & B) 1 0 0 0%
Blinkers 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Brendan Powell 1 0 0 0%
T M Scudamore 19 3 8 15.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

DESTRIER was not beaten far when third in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter last month and the fact he tended to jump left that day suggests he'll be happier on this track. Third in a Grade 1 at Aintree as a novice last season, his Exeter run showed he can be competitive off his current mark and is taken to get the better of last year's Grand Annual hero Croco Bay, who has been off the track since Punchestown in May. Art Of Payroll and Eamon An Cnoic have the ability to strike in this sort of grade, but may need further than this to be seen at their best.

4

13:55 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase

2m 4f 127y

Winner £73,151 - 13 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
3414/2-2
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Cepage (FR) 35

b g Saddler Maker - Sience Fiction (Dom Alco)

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

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

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-12
155

Second to Frodon in this race last year and posted a career best when returning from 11 months off to finish runner-up at Aintree 5 weeks ago. That form boosted since. Big player.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m to 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Riders Onthe Storm when second of 10 at 4-1co-fav on his latest outing in a chase at Aintree over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Second to Frodon in this race last year and posted a career best when returning from 11 months off to finish runner-up at Aintree 5 weeks ago. That form boosted since. Big player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 2 5 15.4%
Chase 12 2 5 16.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 2 0%
C Course 2 0 2 0%
D Distance 2 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 9 2 3 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 2 5 15.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 5 1 3 20%
T Miss V Williams 11 2 5 18.2%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
21003-1
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Keeper Hill (IRE) 21

b g Westerner - You Take Care (Definite article)

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 5 wins, 0 places, 41.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 22.22%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-10
153 WS2

Lost confidence over fences in 2017/18 but did well over hurdles last term and got chase career back on track when landing small-field event on Haydock return. This will test his jumping more, though.

Has won four hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m 1f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 18-1 in a chase at Haydock over 2m 6f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Midnight Shadow by 1/2l.

Lost confidence over fences in 2017/18 but did well over hurdles last term and got chase career back on track when landing small-field event on Haydock return. This will test his jumping more, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 7 3 36.8%
Chase 7 3 0 42.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 4 0 1 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 5 0 41.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 8 3 38.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 9 2 1 22.2%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Adrian Heskin 5 2 0 40%
T W Greatrex 20 7 3 35%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
431FP-1
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Riders Onthe Storm (IRE) 35

br g Scorpion - Endless Moments (Saddlers' Hall)

Similar Going: 13 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 23.08%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-10
153

Improved to make an impressive winning start for new yard at Aintree last month at the expense of Cepage. Form boosted by third winning good race since. Still looks ahead of mark. NON RUNNER.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good - yielding to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 4-1co-fav at Aintree over 2m 4f (soft) last month, beating Cepage by 1 3/4l.

Improved to make an impressive winning start for new yard at Aintree last month at the expense of Cepage. Form boosted by third winning good race since. Still looks ahead of mark. NON RUNNER.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 2 25%
Chase 6 2 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 13 3 2 23.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 3 2 21.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Non Runner 0 0 0 -
T N A Twiston-Davies 1 1 0 100%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
22411-2
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Secret Investor 42

b g Kayf Tara - Silver Charmer (Charmer)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 13 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 38.46%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-7 t
150

Grade 2 novice chase winner last term and did set himself up nicely for this season when runner-up in Down Royal Grade 2 on reappearance. More to come and yard has very good record in this.

Winner of three hurdle races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 14l by Real Steel when second of 4 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Daily Mirror Chase at Down Royal over 2m 3f (soft) last month.

Grade 2 novice chase winner last term and did set himself up nicely for this season when runner-up in Down Royal Grade 2 on reappearance. More to come and yard has very good record in this.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 5 5 35.7%
Chase 6 2 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 7 2 3 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 13 5 4 38.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 2 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 8 3 2 37.5%
T P F Nicholls 14 5 5 35.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
1/13P6-4
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Lalor (GER) 39

b g It's Gino - Laviola (Waky Nao)

Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 37.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-6 p1
149

Grade 1 hurdle winner. Looked set to do as well over fences when landing course Grade 2 last November but he's frustrated since, jumping with little fluency on Exeter return. Cheekpieces need to help.

He has won a hurdle race, two NH flat races and a chase from 1m 7f to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 16l behind Janika when fourth of 6 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Grade 1 hurdle winner. Looked set to do as well over fences when landing course Grade 2 last November but he's frustrated since, jumping with little fluency on Exeter return. Cheekpieces need to help.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 2 20%
Chase 5 1 0 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 1 1 33.3%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 2 4 18.2%
Headgear
Today (P only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 3 0 37.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Non Runner 0 0 0 -
T Kayley Woollacott 7 2 0 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
13/4437-
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Benatar (IRE) 329

b g Beneficial - Carrigeen Lily (Supreme Leader)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 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
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-5 h1
148

Good third in listed Ascot handicap last December but off since a below-par effort back there the following month. Has gone well fresh before, though. Hooded first time.

Winner of a hurdle race, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 7-2fav when seventh of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (good to soft) in January.

Good third in listed Ascot handicap last December but off since a below-par effort back there the following month. Has gone well fresh before, though. Hooded first time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 4 3 33.3%
Chase 8 3 2 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 5 1 1 20%
G Similar Going 10 3 3 30%
Headgear
Today (H only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 2 16.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J Joshua Moore 0 0 0 -
T G L Moore 12 4 3 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
312F32-
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Robin Des Foret (IRE) 258

br g Robin Des Pres - Omyn Supreme (Supreme Leader)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 7 wins, 4 places, 53.85%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-5
148 2

Three novice wins last season and rounded off his campaign with good second in 3m Limerick Grade 3 in March. Fitness unlikely to be an issue on reappearance given who trains him.

Has won five hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 4l by Burrows Saint when second of 6 at 9-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase at Limerick over 3m (good) in March.

Three novice wins last season and rounded off his campaign with good second in 3m Limerick Grade 3 in March. Fitness unlikely to be an issue on reappearance given who trains him.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 8 7 44.4%
Chase 10 3 4 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 13 7 4 53.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 9 8 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 1 4 14.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Bowen 0 0 0 -
T W P Mullins 21 9 8 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
124-PF8
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Imperial Presence (IRE) 21

ch g Presenting - Penneyrose Bay (Karinga Bay)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-3
146

Completed a hat-trick over fences in 2018. Shaped better than result when fourth in C&D handicap in April but he's yet to get going this season.

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Capeland when eighth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Completed a hat-trick over fences in 2018. Shaped better than result when fourth in C&D handicap in April but he's yet to get going this season.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 4 26.3%
Chase 15 4 3 26.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 9 2 1 22.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 5 4 27.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 1 0%
Connections
J R Johnson 16 5 3 31.3%
T P J Hobbs 19 5 4 26.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
4335-P0
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Spiritofthegames (IRE) 15

b g Darsi - Lucy Walters (King's Ride)

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

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 5 runs, 0 wins, 4 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 10%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-3
146

Smart chaser at his best but pulled up in BetVictor on course reappearance and well held at Newbury since. Bit to prove for the time being.

Winner of three hurdle races, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Oldgrangewood when 11th of 12 on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Smart chaser at his best but pulled up in BetVictor on course reappearance and well held at Newbury since. Bit to prove for the time being.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 4 5 25%
Chase 7 1 2 14.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 0 2 0%
C Course 5 0 2 0%
D Distance 5 0 4 0%
G Similar Going 12 2 4 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 5 3 45.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 1 3 10%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 2 0%
Connections
J Bridget Andrews 4 0 2 0%
T D Skelton 16 4 5 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
2F55-36
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Knocknanuss (IRE) 21

b g Beneficial - Dato Vic (Old Vic)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
10 11-2
145

Shaped encouragingly on 2m course return in October and best to put a line through subsequent run at Ascot (went off too hard in blinkers and also unsuited by right-handed track).

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Well beaten at 5-1 when sixth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Shaped encouragingly on 2m course return in October and best to put a line through subsequent run at Ascot (went off too hard in blinkers and also unsuited by right-handed track).

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 4 4 26.7%
Chase 9 2 2 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 2 5 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 6 5 35.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 4 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J J E Moore 15 4 4 26.7%
T G L Moore 15 4 4 26.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
21144-2
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Clondaw Castle (IRE) 42

b g Oscar - Lohort Castle (Presenting)

Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-1
144

Matched useful hurdle form when winning twice over fences last term. Not quite so good as return second might suggest (10 lengths down when left with every chance last) but unexposed now up in trip.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 1/2l by Diego Du Charmil when second of 12 at 4-1fav on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

Matched useful hurdle form when winning twice over fences last term. Not quite so good as return second might suggest (10 lengths down when left with every chance last) but unexposed now up in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 4 2 36.4%
Chase 7 2 1 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 8 3 1 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 6 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J J J Burke 1 0 1 0%
T T R George 13 5 2 38.5%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
5135-U2
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Brelan D'as (FR) 28

b g Crillon - Las De La Croix (Grand Tresor)

Course: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 8.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 15 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
9 11-0 t
143

Third in Grand Annual at Festival and once again showed he's suited to demands of big-field handicaps here when narrowly denied by Happy Diva in BetVictor on return. Up 5 lb but still respected.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten a neck by Happy Diva when second of 17 at 20-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase here over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Third in Grand Annual at Festival and once again showed he's suited to demands of big-field handicaps here when narrowly denied by Happy Diva in BetVictor on return. Up 5 lb but still respected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 3 4 17.7%
Chase 12 2 4 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
C Course 6 0 2 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 1 3 8.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 6 1 2 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 9 0 2 0%
T P F Nicholls 16 3 4 18.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
313P5-4
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Good Man Pat (IRE) 22

b g Gold Well - Basically Supreme (Supreme Leader)

Similar Going: 9 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 10-7
136

Useful sort who made an encouraging return to action when fourth over 3m at Ascot last month, leaving the impression the outing was just needed. Another who can't be discounted.

He has won two hurdle races, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on soft and heavy ground. Finished 11l behind Militarian when fourth of 13 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 3m (soft) last month.

Useful sort who made an encouraging return to action when fourth over 3m at Ascot last month, leaving the impression the outing was just needed. Another who can't be discounted.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 3 3 23.1%
Chase 6 1 0 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 9 3 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 4 3 26.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Tom Cannon 3 0 2 0%
T A King 13 3 3 23.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14
2171-81
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Generous Day (IRE) 19

b g Daylami - Our Pride (Generous)

Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 10-5
134

Wide-margin winner at Warwick in March and showed benefit of hurdle reappearance when improving again to make successful return to chasing at Kempton recently. Up in class but he's going right way.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 33-1 in a chase at Kempton over 2m 4f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Doctor Dex by 6l.

Wide-margin winner at Warwick in March and showed benefit of hurdle reappearance when improving again to make successful return to chasing at Kempton recently. Up in class but he's going right way.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 5 3 27.8%
Chase 6 3 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 11 2 3 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 5 3 26.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J M Davies 16 4 2 25%
T Henry Oliver 19 5 3 26.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
15
7/1P3P-3
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Warthog (FR) 28

gr g Martaline - Shekira (Medaaly)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 11 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 9.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 10 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 10%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 9.09%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-3 t
132 WS2

Quickly made up into a useful chaser last term and gave himself a solid platform for the new campaign when third (Brelan D'As 8 lengths ahead in second) in BetVictor here last month.

Successful in a chase and a point-to-point at 2m 4f and 3m on soft ground. Third of 17 behind Happy Diva beaten 8l at 33-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase here over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Quickly made up into a useful chaser last term and gave himself a solid platform for the new campaign when third (Brelan D'As 8 lengths ahead in second) in BetVictor here last month.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 1 4 10%
Chase 5 1 2 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 11 1 4 9.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 10 1 4 10%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 2 0%
Connections
J David Noonan 4 1 2 25%
T D Pipe 12 1 5 8.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
16
14F-224
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Not That Fuisse (FR) 24

b g Fuisse - Edelmira (Kahyasi)

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
7 10-2
131

Matched useful hurdle form when runner-up on first 2 chase starts (2m here latterly). Shade disappointing when only fourth at Warwick latest but no surprise were he to get back on track now.

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 3f on good ground. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Torpillo when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a chase at Warwick over 2m (soft) last month.

Matched useful hurdle form when runner-up on first 2 chase starts (2m here latterly). Shade disappointing when only fourth at Warwick latest but no surprise were he to get back on track now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 3 4 20%
Chase 3 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 0 1 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 4 4 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 14 4 4 28.6%
T D Skelton 16 4 4 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record