Cheltenham 14 March 2019

Going: Good to Soft (soft in places)
Draw Advantage: None
 
Sunny spells

Forecast: Sunny spells
Temperature: 8.9° - 13.3°
Rainfall: 0.08mm
Wind: 10.5 mph W

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1

13:30 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)

JLT Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Golden Miller)

2m 3f 168y

Winner £88,209 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
112122
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Capeland (FR) 19

b g Poliglote - Neiland (Cyborg)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 3 wins, 7 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 8 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 10 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 30%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-4 t
144 WS2

Has made up into a smart chaser, registering third success in 2m Ludlow handicap in December. Solid efforts in defeat the last twice (first run following wind surgery latest) but this is tougher.

Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and three chases from 1m 3f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Beaten 3 1/2l by Eamon An Cnoic when second of 8 at 3-1co-fav on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 2m (good to soft) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

Has made up into a smart chaser, registering third success in 2m Ludlow handicap in December. Solid efforts in defeat the last twice (first run following wind surgery latest) but this is tougher.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 4 7 25%
Chase 9 3 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 15 3 7 20%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 8 3 3 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 5 2 2 40%
T P F Nicholls 17 5 7 29.4%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
47-5121
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Defi Du Seuil (FR) 40

b g Voix Du Nord - Quarvine Du Seuil (Lavirco)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CF has a 50% or better record at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 6 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 9 wins, 0 places, 69.23%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 6 wins, 0 places, 60%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-4
151

2017 Triumph Hurdle hero who has taken well to fences. Second to Lostintranslation (received 3 lb) here in January but subsequently turned the tables on that rival at Sandown (2½m). Big player.

Has won seven hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 1m 4f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 7-2 in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 888Sport Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Lostintranslation by 3/4l. Has also won at Exeter this season.

2017 Triumph Hurdle hero who has taken well to fences. Second to Lostintranslation (received 3 lb) here in January but subsequently turned the tables on that rival at Sandown (2½m). Big player.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 9 0 69.2%
Chase 4 2 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 6 4 0 66.7%
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 13 9 0 69.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 13 9 0 69.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 10 6 0 60%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 9 6 0 66.7%
T P J Hobbs 13 9 0 69.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
519-211
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Kildisart (IRE) 47

b g Dubai Destination - Princess Mairead (Blueprint)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-4
147

Built on Ascot chase debut promise when landing a graduation chase at the same course in December. Followed up in a handicap here (20.6f) and while this is tougher, he remains open to improvement.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 9-2 in a chase here over 2m 5f (good to soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Highway One O One by 2l. Has also won at Ascot this season.

Built on Ascot chase debut promise when landing a graduation chase at the same course in December. Followed up in a handicap here (20.6f) and while this is tougher, he remains open to improvement.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 4 3 44.4%
Chase 3 2 1 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 10 4 4 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 4 5 36.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D A Jacob 9 4 3 44.4%
T Ben Pauling 10 4 4 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
72-2312
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Lostintranslation (IRE) 40

b g Flemensfirth - Falika (Hero's Honor)

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 25%
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
7 11-4
150

Off the mark at third attempt over fences when outpointing Defi Du Seuil in Dipper (20.6f) here on New Year's Day. Lost out to that rival at Sandown since but return to a left-handed track will help.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m and 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 3/4l by Defi Du Seuil when second of 5 at 2-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 888Sport Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Off the mark at third attempt over fences when outpointing Defi Du Seuil in Dipper (20.6f) here on New Year's Day. Lost out to that rival at Sandown since but return to a left-handed track will help.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 5 20%
Chase 4 1 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 3 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 8 2 5 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 2 5 18.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 2 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R M Power 8 2 4 25%
T C L Tizzard 10 2 5 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
233-143
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Mengli Khan (IRE) 40

b g Lope De Vega - Danielli (Danehill)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 16 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 31.25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 11 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 18.18%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-4 t
149

Made up into a smart hurdler last term and perfect start to chase career at Punchestown in November. However, has come up short in graded company since and similar scenario likely here.

He has won three hurdle races and a chase at 2m on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Third of 6 behind Le Richebourg beaten 20l at 5-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (good) last month.

Made up into a smart hurdler last term and perfect start to chase career at Punchestown in November. However, has come up short in graded company since and similar scenario likely here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 4 4 33.3%
Chase 3 1 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 16 5 4 31.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 5 1 2 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 11 2 3 18.2%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J W Kennedy 9 3 3 33.3%
T G Elliott 12 4 4 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
0P4-F11
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Real Steel (FR) 21

b g Loup Breton - Kalimina (Monsun)

Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-4
152

Probably would've won but for last-fence exit on chase debut, and both subsequent starts have resulted in easy victories. Clearly going places and merits respect, despite being passed over by Ruby.

He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to yielding. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 10-11fav at Thurles over 2m 2f (good) last month, beating Landofhopeandglory by 10l.

Probably would've won but for last-fence exit on chase debut, and both subsequent starts have resulted in easy victories. Clearly going places and merits respect, despite being passed over by Ruby.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 3 0 33.3%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 10 3 0 30%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 3 1 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 5 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P Townend 5 3 0 60%
T W P Mullins 9 3 0 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
111-113
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Vinndication (IRE) 40

b g Vinnie Roe - Pawnee Trail (Taipan)

Distance: 4 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 75%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 6 wins, 0 places, 85.71%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-4
150

Unbeaten in bumper/over hurdles and good start to chase career, landing a Carlisle novice and Ascot Grade 2. Behind Defi Du Seuil and Lostintranslation at Sandown, though, so he has work to do.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 2m 6f on good and soft ground. Third of 5 behind Defi Du Seuil beaten 3 1/2l at 11-8fav on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 888Sport Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) last month. Has won at Ascot and Carlisle this season.

Unbeaten in bumper/over hurdles and good start to chase career, landing a Carlisle novice and Ascot Grade 2. Behind Defi Du Seuil and Lostintranslation at Sandown, though, so he has work to do.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 5 0 83.3%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 3 0 75%
G Similar Going 7 6 0 85.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 6 0 85.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 2 0 66.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Bass 5 4 0 80%
T K C Bailey 7 6 0 85.7%
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
03113F
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Voix Du Reve (FR) 40

br g Voix Du Nord - Pommbelle (Apple Tree)

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 15 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 26.67%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-4 h
151

Winner of first 2 starts over fences, including a Punchestown Grade 2. Still in contention when falling at the last in Irish Arkle last month and he's Ruby Walsh's pick of the Mullins-trained trio.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding. Fell at the last when 6-1 in the Group 1 Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (good) in a Grade 1 chase won by Le Richebourg last month on his latest outing.

Winner of first 2 starts over fences, including a Punchestown Grade 2. Still in contention when falling at the last in Irish Arkle last month and he's Ruby Walsh's pick of the Mullins-trained trio.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 17 5 3 29.4%
Chase 4 2 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 14 3 2 21.4%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 15 4 2 26.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 1 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Walsh 2 0 1 0%
T W P Mullins 16 4 3 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
044112
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Castafiore (USA) 19

b m Street Cry - Showlady (Theatrical)

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 18 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing only cheek pieces

Cheek Pieces: 12 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 10-11 p
139

Fairly useful hurdler who has made up into a better chaser, showing an excellent attitude to land Haydock Grade 2 in January. Good effort in defeat at Kempton since but looks vulnerable here.

Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 1 1/2l by Bags Groove when second of 4 at 10-1 on her latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 888Sport Pendil Novices' Chase at Kempton over 2m 4f (good) last month. Has won at Haydock and Wincanton this season.

Fairly useful hurdler who has made up into a better chaser, showing an excellent attitude to land Haydock Grade 2 in January. Good effort in defeat at Kempton since but looks vulnerable here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 4 26.3%
Chase 4 2 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 2 1 50%
G Similar Going 18 4 3 22.2%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 3 2 0 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 1 1 20%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Paul O'Brien 12 4 2 33.3%
T C E Longsdon 19 5 4 26.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
P41-411
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Pravalaguna (FR) 33

b m Great Pretender - Arnette (Denham Red)

Distance: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 36.36%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 10-11
144

Failed to deliver on chase debut last spring but has put that firmly behind her this season, landing Limerick maiden and listed event at Naas. Walsh prefers Voix Du Reve but she's not discounted.

She has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good - yielding to yielding - soft. Won on her latest outing in a chase when 8-13fav at Naas over 2m (good - yielding) last month, beating Baie Des Iles by 14l.

Failed to deliver on chase debut last spring but has put that firmly behind her this season, landing Limerick maiden and listed event at Naas. Walsh prefers Voix Du Reve but she's not discounted.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 4 3 33.3%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 3 0 60%
G Similar Going 11 4 3 36.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 3 1 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 1 0 16.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D J Mullins 0 0 0 -
T W P Mullins 12 4 3 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

There seems to be little between Defi Du Seuil and LOSTINTRANSLATION judged on their clashes in the Dipper and Scilly Isles this season, but with the latter getting the better of the argument here in January and with the recent rainfall possibly more in his favour, he edges the vote for Colin Tizzard and Robbie Power. The former did win the Triumph Hurdle here a couple of years ago, however, and Barry Geraghty should be able to sit and stalk his main rival in this contest, while Real Steel, who has won his last couple of starts by a combined total of 20 lengths, looks best of the Irish challengers. Vinndication looked like missing this race until a few days ago so his homework has obviously picked up, while Kildisart is hard to dismiss having won over a slightly longer trip at this track in January.

2

14:10 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

2m 7f 213y

Winner £56,270 - 24 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
4/5-0142
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Walk To Freedom (IRE) 76

br g Arcadio - Carryonharriet (Norwich)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 17 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 11.76%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 20 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-12 t h
148 6

Has looked a completely different proposition in a tongue tie, winning at Navan in November and probably should have added to his tally at Leopardstown last time. Up 9 lb but one to keep on side.

He has won three hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 1/2l by Cuneo when second of 23 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 3m (good - yielding) in December last year.

Has looked a completely different proposition in a tongue tie, winning at Navan in November and probably should have added to his tally at Leopardstown last time. Up 9 lb but one to keep on side.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 4 5 19.1%
Hurdle 16 3 3 18.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 17 2 4 11.8%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 3 1 2 33.3%
HG Hood 20 4 5 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R M Power 19 4 5 21.1%
T Mrs J Harrington 21 4 5 19.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
637P54
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A Toi Phil (FR) 22

b g Day Flight - Lucidrile (Beyssac)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 24 runs, 6 wins, 4 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 17 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 11.76%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 24 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 20.83%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-10 t
146 2

Very smart chaser who caught the eye back over hurdles when staying-on fourth of 13 at Punchestown (24f) last month. His task is to now to back that up (largely below form this season chasing).

Has won two hurdle races and six chases from 2m 2f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy. Finished 12l behind Cap York when fourth of 13 at 25-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Punchestown over 3m (good - yielding) last month.

Very smart chaser who caught the eye back over hurdles when staying-on fourth of 13 at Punchestown (24f) last month. His task is to now to back that up (largely below form this season chasing).

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 32 8 6 25%
Hurdle 7 2 1 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 24 6 4 25%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 17 2 4 11.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 24 5 4 20.8%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J J W Kennedy 13 3 4 23.1%
T G Elliott 26 6 5 23.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
0/248-86
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Sire Du Berlais (FR) 76

b g Poliglote - Royale Athenia (Garde Royale)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 1 run, 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
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had no previous runs wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 11-9 t p1
145 3

Fourth in the Martin Pipe last year and very much caught the eye when sixth at Leopardstown over Christmas, dropped out before staying on gradually. Has to be of interest in first-time cheekpieces.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 11l behind Cuneo when sixth of 23 at 16-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 3m (good - yielding) in December last year.

Fourth in the Martin Pipe last year and very much caught the eye when sixth at Leopardstown over Christmas, dropped out before staying on gradually. Has to be of interest in first-time cheekpieces.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 0 3 0%
Hurdle 8 0 3 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
Cheek Pieces 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 2 0 0 0%
T G Elliott 7 0 2 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
4/141-23
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Boyhood (IRE) 20

b g Oscar - Glen Dubh (Supreme Leader)

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

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

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-7
143

Upwardly-mobile hurdler who finished a fine second to First Assignment on return here in November. Another good placed effort 3 months on at Exeter recently but more needed to take this.

He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Third of 13 behind Flemcara beaten 4l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 7f (good to soft) last month.

Upwardly-mobile hurdler who finished a fine second to First Assignment on return here in November. Another good placed effort 3 months on at Exeter recently but more needed to take this.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 3 4 33.3%
Hurdle 9 3 4 33.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 1 50%
C Course 2 1 1 50%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 10 3 5 30%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 4 5 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 2 0%
Connections
J P J Brennan 5 3 2 60%
T T R George 11 4 5 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
9-23610
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Padleyourowncanoe 40

b g Nayef - Pooka's Daughter (Eagle Eyed)

Cheltenham Festival: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 13 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 23.08%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 11-6
142

Dual winner last season and back on the scoresheet when seeing off 10 rivals at Wincanton (21f) on Boxing Day. His heavy defeat at Sandown since best excused having taken a less-than-ideal route.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 1f to 2m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Lord Napier when 10th of 16 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 888Sport Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 7f (soft) last month.

Dual winner last season and back on the scoresheet when seeing off 10 rivals at Wincanton (21f) on Boxing Day. His heavy defeat at Sandown since best excused having taken a less-than-ideal route.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 3 25%
Hurdle 12 3 3 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 13 3 3 23.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 4 3 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J H Cobden 3 0 0 0%
T C L Tizzard 11 3 3 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
13-1133
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First Assignment (IRE) 61

b g Vinnie Roe - Rebel Dream (Dushyantor)

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, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 37.5%
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: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-6
142

Impressive when landing a pair of handicaps here in the autumn. The quick turnaround probably against him at Haydock and further promise when third at Warwick (25f) last time. Interesting runner.

He has won three hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 5f to 3m on good and soft ground. Third of 10 behind Keeper Hill beaten 4l at 2-1fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Warwick over 3m 1f (good) in January. Has won twice at Cheltenham this season.

Impressive when landing a pair of handicaps here in the autumn. The quick turnaround probably against him at Haydock and further promise when third at Warwick (25f) last time. Interesting runner.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 3 37.5%
Hurdle 8 3 3 37.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 2 2 0 100%
D Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
G Similar Going 8 3 3 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 4 3 44.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 1 33.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J T J O'Brien 3 1 0 33.3%
T Ian Williams 8 3 3 37.5%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
761P-18
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Eminent Poet 40

b g Montjeu - Contare (Shirley Heights)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 11-6
142

Mud lover who took his form up another notch when successful on Sandown reappearance (23.4f) in December. Seemingly undone by an 8 lb rise in the weights back there since, though.

Has won eight hurdle races from 2m to 3m 1f on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 20l behind Lord Napier at 16-1 when eighth of 16 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 888Sport Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 7f (soft) last month.

Mud lover who took his form up another notch when successful on Sandown reappearance (23.4f) in December. Seemingly undone by an 8 lb rise in the weights back there since, though.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 28 8 5 28.6%
Hurdle 28 8 5 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 16 2 3 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 28 8 5 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 12 5 1 41.7%
T Miss V Williams 28 8 5 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
11P-611
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Aaron Lad (IRE) 90

b g Daylami - Borntobepampered (Entrepreneur)

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

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 12 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 11-1
142

Arrives here in the form of his life having won his last 2 starts, scoring in decisive fashion over C&D in December. Shouldn't be taken lightly on that showing.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m 4f to 3m on good and soft ground. A winner at 15-2 in a hurdle race over this course and distance (good) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Keeper Hill by 3l. Has also won at Market Rasen this season.

Arrives here in the form of his life having won his last 2 starts, scoring in decisive fashion over C&D in December. Shouldn't be taken lightly on that showing.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 4 5 28.6%
Hurdle 14 4 5 28.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 2 1 0 50%
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 12 4 5 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 4 5 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Charlie Hammond 3 2 0 66.7%
T Dr R D P Newland 11 4 3 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
11-3155
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Culture De Sivola (FR) 20

b m Assessor - Neva De Sivola (Blushing Flame)

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 6 wins, 3 places, 31.58%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-2
141

Has a good strike-rate in handicaps, winning over 3m at Kempton in December. Not up to Grade 2 company at Ascot but produced another creditable effort when fifth to Flemcara at Exeter last time.

Winner of six hurdle races from 1m 7f to 3m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 4 1/2l behind Flemcara when fifth of 13 at 12-1 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 7f (good to soft) last month.

Has a good strike-rate in handicaps, winning over 3m at Kempton in December. Not up to Grade 2 company at Ascot but produced another creditable effort when fifth to Flemcara at Exeter last time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 6 4 31.6%
Hurdle 19 6 4 31.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 2 0 50%
G Similar Going 19 6 3 31.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 6 5 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Lizzie Kelly 17 4 4 23.5%
T Nick Williams 21 6 5 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
331-F14
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Black Mischief 78

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Miss Mitch (King's Theatre)

Similar Going: 13 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 23.08%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-5 t p
141

Confirmed previous promise when staying on strongly to land a valuable contest at Haydock (18.8f) in November. Found less than looked likely at Wincanton next time, though. First crack at 3m.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 5f on good ground. Finished 9l behind Padleyourowncanoe when fourth of 11 at 9-2fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 2m 5f (good to soft) in December last year.

Confirmed previous promise when staying on strongly to land a valuable contest at Haydock (18.8f) in November. Found less than looked likely at Wincanton next time, though. First crack at 3m.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 3 1 30%
Hurdle 10 3 1 30%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 13 3 4 23.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 5 2 0 40%
HG Cheek Pieces 7 2 1 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J N D Fehily 7 1 2 14.3%
T Harry Fry 13 3 4 23.1%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
5132-41
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Not Many Left (IRE) 48

b g Oscar - Lasado (Jurado)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing cheek pieces
HG
6 11-5 p
141 1

Left his reappearance well behind in first-time cheekpieces when successful on Huntingdon handicap debut (25f) in January, keeping on well. Remains unexposed and shouldn't be taken lightly.

He has won two hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. A winner at 9-2 in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 3m 1f (good to soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Minella Warrior by a neck.

Left his reappearance well behind in first-time cheekpieces when successful on Huntingdon handicap debut (25f) in January, keeping on well. Remains unexposed and shouldn't be taken lightly.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 1 33.3%
Hurdle 6 2 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 6 1 1 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 1 1 0 100%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J M P Walsh 1 0 0 0%
T Mrs J Harrington 8 2 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
1P-4P62
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Coole Cody (IRE) 40

b g Dubai Destination - Run For Cover (Lafontaine)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 23.08%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 37.5%
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
8 11-3 t
139

Front runner who won 3 times last term. Chase career shelved after 2 starts but put a dip behind him when second in Grade 3 handicap at Sandown (23.4f) last month, though was well ridden.

Winner of four hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m 2f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Beaten 9l by Lord Napier when second of 16 at 33-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 888Sport Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown over 2m 7f (soft) last month.

Front runner who won 3 times last term. Chase career shelved after 2 starts but put a dip behind him when second in Grade 3 handicap at Sandown (23.4f) last month, though was well ridden.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 4 4 28.6%
Hurdle 12 4 4 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 13 3 4 23.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 1 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Nick Scholfield 2 0 1 0%
T M Blake 14 4 4 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
425412
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Theclockisticking (IRE) 89

br g Gamut - Curragheen (Sadler's Wells)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 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: 5 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-2
138

Likeable sort who shaped well in some competitive handicap hurdles (including here) before matching that form in 2 runs over fences. Interesting back in this sphere after a break.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 3m on good ground. Beaten 17l by Rocky's Treasure when second of 4 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 bet365 December Novices' Chase at Doncaster over 3m (good) in December last year.

Likeable sort who shaped well in some competitive handicap hurdles (including here) before matching that form in 2 runs over fences. Interesting back in this sphere after a break.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 3 3 27.3%
Hurdle 9 2 3 22.2%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 2 0 2 0%
D Distance 5 1 3 20%
G Similar Going 12 3 4 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 3 6 21.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 5 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J C Gethings 11 3 4 27.3%
T Stuart Edmunds 12 3 4 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14
535-313
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Thermistocles (IRE) 76

b g Oscar - Alpine View (Witness Box)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-1
137 6

Has improved markedly since upped to 3m, defying a stiff-looking mark at Clonmel and raising his game further when third to Cuneo in a strong race at Leopardstown over Christmas. Shortlisted.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m 4f and 3m on good and good - yielding ground. Third of 23 behind Cuneo beaten 3/4l at 7-1jt-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 3m (good - yielding) in December last year.

Has improved markedly since upped to 3m, defying a stiff-looking mark at Clonmel and raising his game further when third to Cuneo in a strong race at Leopardstown over Christmas. Shortlisted.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 3 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 3 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 7 2 3 28.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 2 4 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J J Slevin 4 1 2 25%
T Joseph P O'Brien 8 2 4 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
15
90-8U31
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Flemcara (IRE) 20

b g Flemensfirth - Cara Mara (Saddlers' Hall)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 10 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 40%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 11-1 t
137

Strong traveller who confirmed the promise of his Sandown third when going clear to score by 3½ lengths at Exeter (23.1f) 20 days ago. Remains unexposed at 3m.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 5-1jt-fav at Exeter over 2m 7f (good to soft) last month, beating Poker Play by 3 1/2l.

Strong traveller who confirmed the promise of his Sandown third when going clear to score by 3½ lengths at Exeter (23.1f) 20 days ago. Remains unexposed at 3m.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 4 2 33.3%
Hurdle 10 4 2 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 9 3 2 33.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 10 4 1 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 3 1 1 33.3%
T Miss E C Lavelle 13 4 2 30.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
16
21-D515
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Cuneo (FR) 39

b g Kapgarde - Mefertiti (Epervier Bleu)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-1
137 3

Much improved when successful in 23-runner event on Leopardstown handicap debut over Christmas, finding extra. Shaped as if still on a fair mark back there last month and should go well.

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 3m on good - yielding and heavy ground. Finished 3 1/2l behind Dallas Des Pictons when fifth of 12 at 7-2jt-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Leopardstown over 3m (good) last month.

Much improved when successful in 23-runner event on Leopardstown handicap debut over Christmas, finding extra. Shaped as if still on a fair mark back there last month and should go well.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 1 33.3%
Hurdle 6 2 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 4 2 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 3 2 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Rachael Blackmore 4 2 0 50%
T H de Bromhead 8 3 2 37.5%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
17
2PR221
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Oh Land Abloom (ex5) (IRE) 17

b g King's Theatre - Talinas Rose (Definite Article)

Distance: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 28 runs, 4 wins, 9 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a visor

Tongue Strap: 15 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Visor: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a visor
HG
9 11-1 (ex5) t v
137 2

Got off the mark for the season in 8-runner handicap at Uttoxeter (23.3f) last month, though was fortunate having been joined when left clear at the last. Takes on much stiffer opposition here.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m 5f to 3m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 7-2jt-fav at Uttoxeter over 2m 7f (good) last month, beating Diamond Fort by a nose. Carries a 5lb penalty today for that success.

Got off the mark for the season in 8-runner handicap at Uttoxeter (23.3f) last month, though was fortunate having been joined when left clear at the last. Takes on much stiffer opposition here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 4 10 14.8%
Hurdle 24 4 10 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 28 4 9 14.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T & V) 3 1 2 33.3%
HG Visor 3 1 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bryony Frost 2 0 1 0%
T N B King 32 4 11 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
18
0-42073
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Wait For Me (FR) 78

b g Saint Des Saints - Aulne River (River Mist)

Cheltenham Festival: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 22 runs, 5 wins, 7 places, 22.73%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 13 runs, 0 wins, 6 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-0
136 WS2

Hurdles/chase winner who ran well on the back of wind surgery (minus headgear) when third to Padleyourowncanoe at Wincanton (21.4f) on Boxing Day, but has long since been hard to win with.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Third of 11 behind Padleyourowncanoe beaten 9l at 6-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 2m 5f (good to soft) in December last year.

Hurdles/chase winner who ran well on the back of wind surgery (minus headgear) when third to Padleyourowncanoe at Wincanton (21.4f) on Boxing Day, but has long since been hard to win with.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 4 7 19.1%
Hurdle 18 3 7 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
C Course 6 0 2 0%
Distance 4 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 22 5 7 22.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 3 3 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 13 0 6 0%
Connections
J M G Nolan 2 0 2 0%
T P J Hobbs 23 5 8 21.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
19
3-849P2
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Tobefair 19

b g Central Park - Nan (Buckley)

Distance: 10 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 20 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 11-0
136

Completed remarkable 7-timer in staying handicap hurdles a couple of years ago. Few creditable efforts since, though benefited from a return to hurdling when second to Samburu Shujaa at Chepstow.

Winner of seven hurdle races from 2m 7f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 2 1/4l by Samburu Shujaa when second of 11 at 20-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 3m (good to soft) last month.

Completed remarkable 7-timer in staying handicap hurdles a couple of years ago. Few creditable efforts since, though benefited from a return to hurdling when second to Samburu Shujaa at Chepstow.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 7 2 35%
Hurdle 16 7 2 43.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 10 4 1 40%
G Similar Going 20 5 3 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 6 2 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J Thomas Bellamy 1 0 1 0%
T Mrs D A Hamer 16 7 2 43.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
20
025211
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Samburu Shujaa (FR) 19

b g Poliglote - Girelle (Le Nain Jaune)

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-0
136

Has relished the step up to 3m, winning his maiden easily at Chepstow in January and following up over the same C&D on handicap bow last time. A 7 lb rise asks for more but he's clearly in good heart.

Successful in two hurdle races at 3m on good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 5-4fav at Chepstow over 3m (good to soft) last month, beating Tobefair by 2 1/4l. Has won twice at Chepstow this season.

Has relished the step up to 3m, winning his maiden easily at Chepstow in January and following up over the same C&D on handicap bow last time. A 7 lb rise asks for more but he's clearly in good heart.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 4 20%
Hurdle 10 2 4 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 11 2 4 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 2 5 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Johnson 12 2 5 16.7%
T P J Hobbs 12 2 5 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
21
01F134
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Notwhatiam (IRE) 61

b g Morozov - Riverfort (Over The River)

Similar Going: 17 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 17.65%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
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: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-13 t
135

Trainer switch had the desired effect, winning brace of 23.3f Uttoxeter handicaps either side of a fall at Cheltenham. Shaped well back up in trip at Warwick last time, left with a lot to do.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m 4f to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 4 1/2l behind Keeper Hill when fourth of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Warwick over 3m 1f (good) in January. Has won twice at Uttoxeter this season.

Trainer switch had the desired effect, winning brace of 23.3f Uttoxeter handicaps either side of a fall at Cheltenham. Shaped well back up in trip at Warwick last time, left with a lot to do.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 21 4 3 19.1%
Hurdle 20 4 3 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 17 3 3 17.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 6 2 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 1 0%
Connections
J Harry Skelton 5 2 1 40%
T D Skelton 5 2 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
22
26P/58-4
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Champers On Ice (IRE) 26

gr g Robin Des Champs - Miss Nova (Ra Nova)

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

Course: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 10-13 b
135

Smart novice hurdler in 2015/16 who shaped as if retaining all his ability after 14 months off when 10¾ lengths fourth of 13 to Sykes at Haydock (24.3f) 26 days ago. Should be sharper for that.

Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 2f to 3m on ground varying from good - yielding to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 11l behind Sykes when fourth of 13 at 5-1co-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 3m (good) last month.

Smart novice hurdler in 2015/16 who shaped as if retaining all his ability after 14 months off when 10¾ lengths fourth of 13 to Sykes at Haydock (24.3f) 26 days ago. Should be sharper for that.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 3 3 25%
Hurdle 8 2 2 25%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 7 1 2 14.3%
D Distance 7 2 2 28.6%
G Similar Going 10 3 2 30%
Headgear
Today (B only) 3 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 1 3 14.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 11 3 3 27.3%
T D Pipe 13 4 3 30.8%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
23
213/0-15
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Abolitionist (IRE) 12

b g Flemensfirth - All The Roses (Roselier)

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: 12 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 42 runs, 6 wins, 15 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 10-12 p
134

Smart chaser who easily took advantage of significantly lower hurdle mark on belated return/debut for this yard at Aintree. 12 lb higher now but still well treated on his chasing exploits.

Has won five hurdle races and three chases from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to soft - heavy. Finished 18l behind Carole's Destrier when fifth of 11 at 11-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 3m 2f (good to soft) earlier this month.

Smart chaser who easily took advantage of significantly lower hurdle mark on belated return/debut for this yard at Aintree. 12 lb higher now but still well treated on his chasing exploits.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 46 8 16 17.4%
Hurdle 26 5 9 19.2%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 12 4 5 33.3%
G Similar Going 42 6 15 14.3%
Headgear
Today (P only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 0 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 1 1 33.3%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 2 1 0 50%
T Dr R D P Newland 2 1 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
24
99115P
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Aspen Colorado (IRE) 47

b g Galileo - St Roch (Danehill)

Similar Going: 20 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 10-7 p
134 WS

Revived for a yard switch when landing back-to-back Carlisle handicaps (20f) during the autumn. Ran no sort of race when pulled up at Uttoxeter last time, however. Has had a wind operation.

Winner of three hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to yielding. Pulled up 5 out when 14-1 at Uttoxeter over 2m 4f (soft) in a hurdle race won by Ballyandy in January on his latest outing. Has won twice at Carlisle this season.

Revived for a yard switch when landing back-to-back Carlisle handicaps (20f) during the autumn. Ran no sort of race when pulled up at Uttoxeter last time, however. Has had a wind operation.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 3 2 16.7%
Hurdle 11 3 2 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 20 5 2 25%
Headgear
Today (P only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 1 0 0 0%
T Jonjo O'Neill 4 2 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Gordon Elliott saddled the one-two in this last season and has a strong hand once again. A Toi Phil is a Graded level chaser who caught the eye when reverting to timber last time to qualify at Punchestown and appears well treated off a hurdles rating 5lb lower than his chase mark. However, his stablemate SIRE DU BERLAIS grabbed plenty of attention when sixth in the Leopardstown Christmas qualifier won by Cuneo and is just 1lb higher than when finishing fourth in the Martin Pipe at last year's Festival. Ireland's hand is strengthened by the Jessica Harrington pair Not Many Left and Walk To Freedom, while Joseph O'Brien's Thermistocles is closely matched and has to be respected. First Assignment scored twice here in the autumn and has been running to a respectable level of form since, finishing third at Warwick last time, while Notwhatiam was fourth that day and could have plenty more left in the locker. Flemcara and Samburu Shujaa both impressed when winning recent qualifiers and have to be considered, while the switch back to timber can help Theclockisticking who is unexposed over this trip.

3

14:50 Cheltenham (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Festival Trophy)

2m 4f 127y

Winner £196,945 - 12 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
34/5-116
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Aso (FR) 26

bay g Goldneyev - Odyssee Du Cellier (Dear Doctor)

Cheltenham Festival: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course and Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 7 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 42.86%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 25 runs, 7 wins, 7 places, 28%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 14 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-10
162

High-class chaser who has improved again this term, including landing Grade 3 C&D handicap on New Year's Day. Found out back at Grade 1 level at Ascot since but he was third in this 12 months ago.

Has won three hurdle races, a NH flat race and five chases from 1m 4f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Well beaten at 12-1 when last of 6 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Betfair Ascot Chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month. Has won at Cheltenham and Newbury this season.

High-class chaser who has improved again this term, including landing Grade 3 C&D handicap on New Year's Day. Found out back at Grade 1 level at Ascot since but he was third in this 12 months ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 8 8 29.6%
Chase 19 5 5 26.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 4 1 2 25%
C Course 7 1 3 14.3%
D Distance 7 3 2 42.9%
G Similar Going 25 7 7 28%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 24 8 7 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 14 2 3 14.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 11 3 3 27.3%
T Miss V Williams 26 8 7 30.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
214-439
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Balko Des Flos (FR) 76

ch g Balko - Royale Marie (Garde Royale)

Cheltenham Festival: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
CF has previously won at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course and Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

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

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 22 runs, 6 wins, 5 places, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 13 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 7.69%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-10
164

Saw off Un de Sceaux when winning this last year but unable to find the same form this season. Off since well held at Leopardstown over Christmas and the break needs to have done him some good.

Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and three chases from 2m to 2m 6f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 8-1 behind Kemboy when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Savills Chase at Leopardstown over 3m (good) in December last year.

Saw off Un de Sceaux when winning this last year but unable to find the same form this season. Off since well held at Leopardstown over Christmas and the break needs to have done him some good.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 4 5 20%
Chase 15 3 5 20%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 3 1 0 33.3%
D Distance 5 2 1 40%
G Similar Going 22 6 5 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 22 6 5 27.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 13 1 3 7.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D F O'Regan 1 0 1 0%
T H de Bromhead 15 3 5 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
312135
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Charbel (IRE) 26

b g Iffraaj - Eoz (Sadler's Wells)

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 22 runs, 7 wins, 3 places, 31.82%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 7 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 15 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 13.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-10 t p
159

Doubled tally for season in Peterborough Chase in December, but latest Ascot Chase fifth shows he's vulnerable at the very highest level. Hood/tongue tie combined. Likely to find a few too strong.

Winner of two hurdle races, two NH flat races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 25-1 when fifth of 6 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Betfair Ascot Chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month. Has won at Huntingdon and Chepstow this season.

Doubled tally for season in Peterborough Chase in December, but latest Ascot Chase fifth shows he's vulnerable at the very highest level. Hood/tongue tie combined. Likely to find a few too strong.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 19 5 3 26.3%
Chase 12 3 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 3 0 0 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 22 7 3 31.8%
Headgear
Today (T & P) 0 0 0 -
HG Cheek Pieces 5 1 0 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 15 2 2 13.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Bass 16 4 3 25%
T K C Bailey 19 5 3 26.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
2/1PP-37
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Coney Island (IRE) 76

b g Flemensfirth - Millys Gesture (Milan)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 30.77%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-10 t1
158

Grade 1 winner in novice chase campaign but none of his recent efforts suggest he can play a leading role here, beaten 15 lengths when seventh in Savills at Leopardstown latest. Tongue tie added.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Beaten 16l behind Kemboy at 14-1 when seventh of 11 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Savills Chase at Leopardstown over 3m (good) in December last year.

Grade 1 winner in novice chase campaign but none of his recent efforts suggest he can play a leading role here, beaten 15 lengths when seventh in Savills at Leopardstown latest. Tongue tie added.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 4 5 28.6%
Chase 7 2 2 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 13 4 5 30.8%
Headgear
Today (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 1 2 12.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J M P Walsh 6 2 1 33.3%
T E P Harty 14 4 5 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
1111-F2
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Footpad (FR) 77

b g Creachadoir - Willamina (Sadler's Wells)

Cheltenham Festival: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
CF has previously won at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 18 runs, 8 wins, 4 places, 44.44%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 16 runs, 7 wins, 4 places, 43.75%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
7 11-10
165

Most impressive in last year's Arkle. Held when falling last on Naas return but looked back to somewhere near best when worn down late on at Leopardstown over Christmas. Up in trip. Leading claims.

Has won five hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Beaten 1/2l by Simply Ned when second of 7 at evens fav on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Paddy's Rewards Club 'Sugar Paddy' Chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (good) in December last year.

Most impressive in last year's Arkle. Held when falling last on Naas return but looked back to somewhere near best when worn down late on at Leopardstown over Christmas. Up in trip. Leading claims.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 10 6 45.5%
Chase 7 5 1 71.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 1 1 33.3%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 18 8 4 44.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 9 5 45%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 16 7 4 43.8%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R Walsh 9 4 2 44.4%
T W P Mullins 20 10 5 50%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
50-1211
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Frodon (FR) 47

b g Nickname - Miss Country (Country Reel)

Course and Distance: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 10 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 40%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 9 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 44.44%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 25 runs, 10 wins, 3 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 12 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 18 runs, 7 wins, 3 places, 38.89%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 11-10 t
169

Tough and genuine sort who keeps on getting better, landing Caviar Gold Cup over C&D before taking step up to 25f in his stride in Grade 2 Cotswold Chase in January. Superb jumper.

Has won two hurdle races and ten chases from 1m 7f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 9-4 in a Grade 2 chase here over 3m 1f (good to soft) on his latest outing in January, beating Elegant Escape by 3/4l. Has won 3 times this season.

Tough and genuine sort who keeps on getting better, landing Caviar Gold Cup over C&D before taking step up to 25f in his stride in Grade 2 Cotswold Chase in January. Superb jumper.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 12 4 40%
Chase 22 10 3 45.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 5 3 0 60%
C Course 10 4 2 40%
D Distance 9 4 1 44.4%
G Similar Going 25 10 3 40%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 12 4 3 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 18 7 3 38.9%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bryony Frost 8 4 2 50%
T P F Nicholls 25 11 4 44%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
12F-321
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Monalee (IRE) 26

b g Milan - Tempest Belle (Glacial Storm)

Cheltenham Festival: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
CF has previously placed at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 5 wins, 6 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 12 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-10
163

Second in RSA at this meeting last year and has continued to get better, second to Kemboy in Grade 1 Savills at Leopardstown over Christmas before making all in 2½m Gowran Grade 2. Respected.

Winner of two hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase when evens fav in the Group 2 Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park over 2m 4f (yielding - soft) last month, beating Anibale Fly by 2l.

Second in RSA at this meeting last year and has continued to get better, second to Kemboy in Grade 1 Savills at Leopardstown over Christmas before making all in 2½m Gowran Grade 2. Respected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 5 4 38.5%
Chase 8 3 2 37.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 2 0%
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 15 5 6 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 6 6 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 12 3 5 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Rachael Blackmore 1 1 0 100%
T H de Bromhead 15 5 6 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
143-132
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Road To Respect (IRE) 39

ch g Gamut - Lora Lady (Lord Americo)

Cheltenham Festival: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
CF has a 50% or better record at the Cheltenham Festival
CF
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, 0 places, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 6 wins, 5 places, 31.58%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 14 runs, 5 wins, 4 places, 35.71%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF