Cheltenham 17 November 2019

Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
Draw Advantage: None
 
Cloudy

Forecast: Cloudy
Temperature: 3.9° - 9.4°
Rainfall: 0.24mm
Wind: 4.9 mph N

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12:45 Cheltenham (Class 3) (3YO plus)

Cheltenham Club Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

2m 5f

Winner £9,747 - 16 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
43504-2
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Lungarno Palace (USA) 175

b g Henrythenavigator - Good Time Sally (Forestry)

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

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

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 11 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 9.09%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 12 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 16.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-9
125

Fairly useful over hurdles and ran to a similar level on chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m) in May, fluffing the last when keeping on, then rallying. Has no margin for error from this mark on return.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good and soft ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Solomon Grey when second of 4 at 9-1 on his chase debut at Uttoxeter over 2m (good to soft) in May.

Fairly useful over hurdles and ran to a similar level on chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m) in May, fluffing the last when keeping on, then rallying. Has no margin for error from this mark on return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 4 20%
Hurdle 9 2 4 22.2%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 2 0%
C Course 3 0 2 0%
D Distance 2 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 11 1 4 9.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 27 4 10 14.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 12 2 2 16.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 2 0%
Connections
J Tom Buckley 0 0 0 -
T F O'Brien 10 2 4 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
418-130
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Le Milos 1

b g Shirocco - Banjaxed Girl (King's Theatre)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
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
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
4 11-12
125

Second win when seeing off 5 rivals in 21f Kelso novice in September. Creditable third in similar event back there since. Engaged 3.30 here Saturday.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 5f on good and soft ground. Third of 7 behind Mr Muldoon beaten 2l at 2-1jt-fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 5f (soft) last month.

Second win when seeing off 5 rivals in 21f Kelso novice in September. Creditable third in similar event back there since. Engaged 3.30 here Saturday.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 0 22.2%
Hurdle 9 2 0 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 6 1 0 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 1 0 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Richard Patrick 0 0 0 -
T Tim Vaughan 6 2 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
3
419354
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Jacamar (GER) 1

b g Maxios - Juvena (Platini)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
4 11-10
123

Second win when pulling 10 lengths clear in Newton Abbot novice in September. Best effort in handicaps since when fifth of 15 in 2m Ascot listed latest. Up in trip. Engaged 3.30 here Saturday.

Successful in two hurdle races at 1m 7f and 2m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 6l behind Gumball when fifth of 15 at 20-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Ascot over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month.

Second win when pulling 10 lengths clear in Newton Abbot novice in September. Best effort in handicaps since when fifth of 15 in 2m Ascot listed latest. Up in trip. Engaged 3.30 here Saturday.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 2 2 22.2%
Hurdle 9 2 2 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 6 1 1 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 2 2 18.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 1 0 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J Non Runner 0 0 0 -
T M F Harris 12 2 2 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
62-31
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Don't Shout (IRE) 33

b g Oscar - Asta Belle (Astarabad)

Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
5 11-1
120

Built on debut promise when landing 19.7f novice hurdle at Hereford (good to soft) 31 days, strong at the finish. Opening mark demands more but he's open to progress and this stiffer test will suit.

A winner at 4-1 in a hurdle race at Hereford over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Red Nika by 6l.

Built on debut promise when landing 19.7f novice hurdle at Hereford (good to soft) 31 days, strong at the finish. Opening mark demands more but he's open to progress and this stiffer test will suit.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 1 1 50%
Hurdle 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 2 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J Nailor 1 0 1 0%
T N A Twiston-Davies 4 1 2 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
59412-0
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Duc De Beauchene (FR) 200

b g Saddler Maker - Quatia D'angron (Verglas)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
6 11-6 t
119 WS

Looked to be going right way in British handicaps in February/March but took a backward step in a first-time tongue tie at Punchestown in May (21f). Had a wind op' and one to monitor in the market.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on soft ground. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Musical Slave when 20th of 24 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Punchestown over 2m 5f (yielding) in May.

Looked to be going right way in British handicaps in February/March but took a backward step in a first-time tongue tie at Punchestown in May (21f). Had a wind op' and one to monitor in the market.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 1 1 16.7%
Hurdle 6 1 1 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (T only) 1 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 0 0 0 -
T D Pipe 8 1 2 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
5F335-6
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Electron Bleu (FR) 45

b g Saddex - Odyssee Du Cellier (Dear Doctor)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
5 11-0
119

Fairly useful winner over fences in France but low-key start on these shores. Didn't go unbacked prior to void race at Musselburgh 11 days ago.

A winner of a chase at 2m 1f on soft ground. Finished 16l behind For Good Measure when sixth of 8 at 28-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Warwick over 3m (good) last month.

Fairly useful winner over fences in France but low-key start on these shores. Didn't go unbacked prior to void race at Musselburgh 11 days ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 1 3 9.1%
Hurdle 3 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 1 3 8.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Charlie Price 0 0 0 -
T Tim Vaughan 3 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
33P47-F
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Valhalla (IRE) 15

b g Scorpion - Fox Theatre (King's Theatre)

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

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

Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 15 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 13.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 25 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 12%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 15 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 19 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 15.79%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-12 t
119

Had his share of problems last season but down in the weights and was shaping up quite well prior to a heavy fall oat Wetherby 15 days ago. Switches to hurdling.

Winner of two hurdle races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Fell having jumped the last when 9-1 at Wetherby over 2m 3f (soft) in a chase won by Kapgarry earlier this month on his latest outing.

Had his share of problems last season but down in the weights and was shaping up quite well prior to a heavy fall oat Wetherby 15 days ago. Switches to hurdling.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 26 3 4 11.5%
Hurdle 12 2 4 16.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 3 0 2 0%
D Distance 2 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 15 2 0 13.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 25 3 4 12%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 15 3 1 20%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 19 3 3 15.8%
Connections
J Harry Kimber 0 0 0 -
T C L Tizzard 26 3 4 11.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
573-414
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Demon Fou (FR) 21

b g Le Fou - Nevka (Astarabad)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
6 11-3
119

Improved effort back from a break when landing big-field Wincanton handicap over this trip a month ago. Similar form when fourth back there last time but nudged up 2 lb for that.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 3f and 2m 5f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 2 1/2l behind I'd Better Go Now when fourth of 17 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Improved effort back from a break when landing big-field Wincanton handicap over this trip a month ago. Similar form when fourth back there last time but nudged up 2 lb for that.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 2 3 20%
Hurdle 10 2 3 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 2 3 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Bryan Carver 0 0 0 -
T J Scott 10 2 3 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
3P/2655-
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Ozzy Thomas (IRE) 445

b g Gold Well - Bramble Leader (Supreme Leader)

Course: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 11 runs, 0 wins, 5 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 15 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 6.67%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 18 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 5.56%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-9
118

Dual winner over fences in 2017/18. Restricted to just 4 runs last term and lower hurdles mark does look justified on return from 15 months off.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m on good to firm and good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 20l behind Shantou Village when fifth of 11 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Worcester over 2m 7f (good to soft) in August last year.

Dual winner over fences in 2017/18. Restricted to just 4 runs last term and lower hurdles mark does look justified on return from 15 months off.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 3 9 11.1%
Hurdle 14 1 6 7.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 0 1 0%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 11 0 5 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 2 7 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 15 1 4 6.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 18 1 6 5.6%
Connections
J Nathan Brennan 0 0 0 -
T Henry Oliver 25 3 9 12%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
3P-647F
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Applesandpierres (IRE) 23

b g Pierre - Cluain Chaoin (Phardante)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 16 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 6.25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 13 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 15.38%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 20 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 15%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-4 p
117

Useful hurdler at his best but hasn't shown enough to suggest he still retains all his ability in 4 outings since August. Handicapper is giving him a chance, at least.

Winner of four hurdle races and two point-to-points from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Fell 3 out when 33-1 here over 2m (good to soft) in a hurdle race won by Benny's Bridge last month on his latest outing.

Useful hurdler at his best but hasn't shown enough to suggest he still retains all his ability in 4 outings since August. Handicapper is giving him a chance, at least.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 26 4 6 15.4%
Hurdle 22 4 5 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 16 1 4 6.3%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 7 1 3 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 13 2 2 15.4%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 20 3 4 15%
Connections
J C Brace 0 0 0 -
T Mrs S Leech 9 1 1 11.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11
325322-
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Volcano (FR) 210

gr g Martaline - Lyli Rose (Lyphard's Wish)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 11-4
117

Bumper winner for Christian Williams but unable to add to that over hurdles last season, expensive to follow with it. Since left Nigel Twiston-Davies for £38,000 in May.

A winner of a NH flat race at 1m 5f on good to soft ground, but that win was over two years ago. Beaten 19l by Win My Wings when second of 9 at 2-7fav on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Ffos Las over 2m 6f (good) in April. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Bumper winner for Christian Williams but unable to add to that over hurdles last season, expensive to follow with it. Since left Nigel Twiston-Davies for £38,000 in May.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 0 5 0%
Hurdle 7 0 5 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 6 1 2 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 3 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Mr B R Jones 0 0 0 -
T Sheila Lewis 0 0 0 -
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12
0/53FP-9
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Mon Palois (FR) 15

b g Muhaymin - Gastinaise (Cadoudal)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-1
117

Lightly-raced profile and beaten by more than fitness on reappearance at Wetherby a fortnight ago. Needs to leave that run well behind.

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 20l behind Mr Scrumpy at 7-1 when 9th of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m 4f (soft).

Lightly-raced profile and beaten by more than fitness on reappearance at Wetherby a fortnight ago. Needs to leave that run well behind.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 2 1 18.2%
Hurdle 9 2 0 22.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 6 1 0 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 4 2 26.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 6 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 1 0%
Connections
J Ned Curtis 1 0 0 0%
T K C Bailey 13 3 1 23.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13
342-623
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Colditz Castle (IRE) 25

ch g Getaway - Stowaway Sue (Stowaway)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
5 10-12
117

Remains a maiden but pretty consistent over hurdles, keeping on for third in a 13-runner handicap at Worcester over 20f last month. Good test at this sort of trip in his favour.

Placed in four hurdle races from eight starts. Third of 13 behind Larkbarrow Lad beaten 8l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Worcester over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month.

Remains a maiden but pretty consistent over hurdles, keeping on for third in a 13-runner handicap at Worcester over 20f last month. Good test at this sort of trip in his favour.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 0 4 0%
Hurdle 7 0 4 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 0 4 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J Alexander Thorne 0 0 0 -
T A King 8 0 4 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
14
337-553
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Voodoo Doll (IRE) 21

b g Getaway - Voodoo Magic (Platini)

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 11 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 18.18%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 11 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 9.09%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 16 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 12.5%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 10-10 p
115

Landed a hat-trick at the start of last season and plenty of solid efforts followed thereafter. Best form has come away from the mud, which has to be a concern.

He has won three hurdle races at 2m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 5 behind Stoney Mountain beaten 2 1/2l at 8-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Aintree over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Landed a hat-trick at the start of last season and plenty of solid efforts followed thereafter. Best form has come away from the mud, which has to be a concern.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 3 4 13%
Hurdle 23 3 4 13%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 8 0 1 0%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 11 2 3 18.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 11 1 3 9.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 16 2 3 12.5%
Connections
J Isabel Williams 11 0 3 0%
T Evan Williams 23 3 4 13%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
15
2921-37
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Treasure Dillon (IRE) 1

b g Sans Frontieres - Treasure Trix (Flemensfirth)

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

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

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 10-13 p
115

Ended last season on the up with Chepstow handicap success. Solid return when third of 17 over C&D (good to soft) last month. Cheekpieces he wore at Chepstow back on. Engaged 3.30 here Saturday.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m 3f and 3m on good to soft ground. Third of 17 behind Duke Street beaten 6l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Ended last season on the up with Chepstow handicap success. Solid return when third of 17 over C&D (good to soft) last month. Cheekpieces he wore at Chepstow back on. Engaged 3.30 here Saturday.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 1 4 11.1%
Hurdle 9 1 4 11.1%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 3 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 7 1 3 14.3%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 3 1 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Mitchell Bastyan 2 1 1 50%
T Evan Williams 9 1 4 11.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
16
6-34315
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Royal Plaza 38

b g King's Theatre - Friendly Craic (Mister Lord)

Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 10 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 30%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 24 runs, 4 wins, 6 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Current Handicap: 22 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 9.09%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 10-8 t
114

Took advantage of drop in the weights to resume winning ways in a weak race over fences Worcester in September. Failed to repeat that at Exeter and this no easy race to bounce back in over timber.

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 3f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Cap St Vincent when fifth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Exeter over 2m 3f (good) last month.

Took advantage of drop in the weights to resume winning ways in a weak race over fences Worcester in September. Failed to repeat that at Exeter and this no easy race to bounce back in over timber.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 33 4 9 12.1%
Hurdle 13 2 5 15.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 2 4 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 10 3 1 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 11 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 22 2 5 9.1%
Connections
J Ben Hicks 0 0 0 -
T Mrs K J Stephens 10 1 1 10%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
17
76-42
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Mc Alpine (IRE) 20

b g Robin Des Champs - Joie De Cotte (Lute Antique)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
5 10-10
109

Big step forward when finding only one too good in maiden company at Wexford 3 weeks ago. That has blown prospect of a lenient mark but he may have more to offer.

Placed in a hurdle race from four starts. Beaten 2 1/2l by Silver Sheen when second of 12 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a maiden hurdle race at Wexford over 2m 4f (soft - heavy) last month.

Big step forward when finding only one too good in maiden company at Wexford 3 weeks ago. That has blown prospect of a lenient mark but he may have more to offer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 0 1 0%
Hurdle 3 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Darragh O'keeffe 0 0 0 -
T P J Rothwell 4 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
18
415226
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Trendsetter (IRE) 51

b g Mastercraftsman - Fashion Trade (Dansili)

Similar Going: 26 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 3.85%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 13 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 7.69%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 18 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 5.56%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 13 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 7.69%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 10-8 t
107

Fair Irish hurdler. Scored over 20f at Sligo in July but has rather flattered to deceive since and British mark appears to be stiff.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on good to firm ground. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Nibblers Charm when sixth of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Downpatrick over 2m 5f (good - yielding) in September.

Fair Irish hurdler. Scored over 20f at Sligo in July but has rather flattered to deceive since and British mark appears to be stiff.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 1 4 5.6%
Hurdle 18 1 4 5.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 26 1 5 3.9%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 13 1 3 7.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 13 1 2 7.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Danny McMenamin 0 0 0 -
T Brian Francis Cawley 19 1 3 5.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
19
B1350-6
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Sammylou (IRE) 31

b g Beneficial - Carrigeen Diamond (Old Vic)

Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 10 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 10%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Current Handicap: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 10-5 t
107

Improved to open his account in 13-runner handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (19.6f) in January and caught the eye on last month's reappearance, yet to be asked for effort before a mistake 3 out.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on good to soft ground. Finished 19l behind Demon Fou when sixth of 16 at 25-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Improved to open his account in 13-runner handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (19.6f) in January and caught the eye on last month's reappearance, yet to be asked for effort before a mistake 3 out.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 1 1 9.1%
Hurdle 11 1 1 9.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 6 1 0 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 10 1 1 10%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 1 0%
Connections
J Max Kendrick 0 0 0 -
T G P Mcpherson 14 1 1 7.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
20
0715U-5
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Little Boy Boru (IRE) 11

b g Brian Boru - How Is Things (Norwich)

Distance: 6 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 16.67%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 34 runs, 3 wins, 5 places, 8.82%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 13 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 7.69%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 21 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 9.52%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 10-3
107

Landed a punt at Plumpton (25f) in February and fair fifth back there the following month. Likely needed the run on reappearance 11 days ago so expect him to step up on that.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 4f to 3m 1f on soft and heavy ground. Finished 17l behind Perfect Man when fifth of 12 at 33-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 3m (soft) earlier this month.

Landed a punt at Plumpton (25f) in February and fair fifth back there the following month. Likely needed the run on reappearance 11 days ago so expect him to step up on that.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 33 3 5 9.1%
Hurdle 31 3 5 9.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 1 1 16.7%
G Similar Going 34 3 5 8.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 33 3 5 9.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 13 1 2 7.7%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 21 2 3 9.5%
Connections
J Ben Godfrey 5 1 0 20%
T Miss S Smith 24 3 3 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

DON'T SHOUT took a decent step forward from his hurdling bow at Perth when scoring in good style at Hereford last month and an opening handicap mark of 120 could underestimate his true ability. The step up in distance is unlikely to prove any concern based on his pedigree, being a brother to Lisnagar Oscar who won a Grade 2 hurdle over 3m, and he represents a stable with a fine record at this meeting. Duc De Beauchene appeals as having further improvement to come, especially after a wind operation over the summer, while others to note include Voodoo Doll, who was third in a good handicap at Aintree last month, and Demon Fou.

2

13:15 Cheltenham (Class 2) (5YO plus)

Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase

3m 6f 37y

Winner £15,640 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
5132/P3-
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Urgent De Gregaine (FR) 249

b g Truth Or Dare - Hispanie (Bad Conduct)

Course and Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
11 11-12 t p
147

Third in this race from 5 lb lower in 2017 and placed both starts in the main event over this C&D at the last 2 Cheltenham Festivals. No reason why he won't give another good account.

He has won three chases from 2m 3f to 3m 6f on good to soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 15 behind Tiger Roll beaten 23l at 17-2 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (soft) in March.

Third in this race from 5 lb lower in 2017 and placed both starts in the main event over this C&D at the last 2 Cheltenham Festivals. No reason why he won't give another good account.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 1 3 12.5%
Chase 8 1 3 12.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 4 1 3 25%
C Course 4 1 3 25%
D Distance 4 1 3 25%
G Similar Going 5 1 2 20%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 4 1 3 25%
HG Cheek Pieces 4 1 3 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 1 3 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Felix de Giles 5 1 3 20%
T E Clayeux 9 1 3 11.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
34525-P
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Rolling Dylan (IRE) 22

ch g Indian River - Easter Saturday (Grand Plaisir)

Course: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 20 runs, 4 wins, 8 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 11 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 9.09%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 11-5 p
140

Failed to add to tally last season and suffered a heavy defeat on last month's reappearance at this venue. Remains to be seen whether he takes to this discipline (isn't straightforward).

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 1m 7f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up 2 out when 16-1 here over 3m 1f (soft) in a chase won by The Conditional last month on his latest outing.

Failed to add to tally last season and suffered a heavy defeat on last month's reappearance at this venue. Remains to be seen whether he takes to this discipline (isn't straightforward).

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 3 9 13.6%
Chase 14 2 3 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 20 4 8 20%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 11 1 2 9.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 2 0%
Connections
J M G Nolan 9 2 2 22.2%
T P J Hobbs 23 4 9 17.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
6PUP-24
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Tea For Two 44

b g Kayf Tara - One For Me (Tragic Role)

Similar Going: 26 runs, 6 wins, 6 places, 23.08%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 10-12 t1
138 WS2

Top-class chaser at best but useful nowadays. Very likely needed the run on last month's return and he's potentially well handicapped if able to build on that. Tackles a new trip.

Has won three hurdle races, two NH flat races and four chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 11-4 when fourth of 6 on his latest outing in a chase at Fontwell over 2m 6f (good) last month.

Top-class chaser at best but useful nowadays. Very likely needed the run on last month's return and he's potentially well handicapped if able to build on that. Tackles a new trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 31 7 4 22.6%
Chase 22 4 4 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 5 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 26 6 6 23.1%
Headgear
Today (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 2 2 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 1 0%
Connections
J Chester Williams 1 0 0 0%
T Mrs J Williams 7 0 2 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
F2180-5
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Fact Of The Matter (IRE) 82

b g Brian Boru - Womanofthemountain (Presenting)

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

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

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 25 runs, 6 wins, 6 places, 24%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 28.57%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-3 t p
138

Runner-up in this race a year ago prior to going one better in a similar race the following month. Below form when fifth at Waregem in August but return to these obstacles will suit.

Winner of a NH flat race, five chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m 6f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 3l behind Calisco De Kerser when fifth of 14 on his latest outing in a chase at Waregem over 2m 7f (good) in August.

Runner-up in this race a year ago prior to going one better in a similar race the following month. Below form when fifth at Waregem in August but return to these obstacles will suit.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 23 5 6 21.7%
Chase 18 5 5 27.8%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
C Course 4 2 1 50%
D Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 7 1 1 14.3%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 4 1 1 25%
HG Cheek Pieces 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 2 3 28.6%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J G Sheehan 15 3 5 20%
T Jamie Snowden 26 6 6 23.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
714/62-5
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Kingswell Theatre 28

b g King's Theatre - Cresswell Native (Be My Native)

Course and Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 19 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 26.32%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 10 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-2 p
137 WS2

Fairly useful winning chaser and shaped well until absence told on last month's reappearance at Sedgefield. Won this 2 years ago from 1 lb lower so has to be considered.

Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m 5f to 3m 7f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 12l behind The Caller when fifth of 10 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Sedgefield over 3m 5f (soft) last month.

Fairly useful winning chaser and shaped well until absence told on last month's reappearance at Sedgefield. Won this 2 years ago from 1 lb lower so has to be considered.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 6 3 27.3%
Chase 17 4 2 23.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 4 1 0 25%
C Course 5 1 0 20%
D Distance 4 1 0 25%
G Similar Going 19 5 2 26.3%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 10 2 1 20%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 9 1 1 11.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 0 2 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 7 1 0 14.3%
T M Scudamore 17 4 2 23.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
F57154-
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Dawson City 214

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

Similar Going: 28 runs, 5 wins, 8 places, 17.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
10 11-1
136

Strong stayer who landed the Devon National at Exeter for the second year running in February. Fair efforts in defeat to end campaign but record fresh isn't particularly encouraging.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 3m to 3m 7f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Well beaten at 8-1 behind Cobra De Mai when fourth of 9 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m 2f (good) in April.

Strong stayer who landed the Devon National at Exeter for the second year running in February. Fair efforts in defeat to end campaign but record fresh isn't particularly encouraging.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 5 8 16.7%
Chase 23 3 6 13%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 28 5 8 17.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 31 5 8 16.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Thomas Bellamy 3 1 0 33.3%
T Miss Polly Gundry 33 5 9 15.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
7197-67
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Rathlin Rose (IRE) 7

b g Bonbon Rose - A Plus Ma Puce (Turgeon)

Similar Going: 21 runs, 6 wins, 4 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 21 runs, 6 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
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
11 10-10 b
131

Grand servant for connections who landed Ascot veterans' event (23.8f) in March. Disappointing effort at Sandown on Friday and is turned out quickly.

Has won two hurdle races, six chases and a point-to-point from 2m 7f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Well beaten at 9-2 behind Houblon Des Obeaux when last of 7 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 3m (soft) earlier this month.

Grand servant for connections who landed Ascot veterans' event (23.8f) in March. Disappointing effort at Sandown on Friday and is turned out quickly.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 8 4 29.6%
Chase 22 6 2 27.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 21 6 4 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 21 6 2 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 7 2 0 28.6%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 10 0 1 0%
Connections
J David Noonan 6 0 2 0%
T D Pipe 27 8 4 29.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
6718-P0
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Chic Name (FR) 36

b g Nickname - Vuelta Al Ruedo (Ballingarry)

Similar Going: 23 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 17.39%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 10-8 t
129

Useful staying chaser who tends to come good in the spring, winning at Newbury in March. Spin over hurdles should have blown the cobwebs away.

He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 2m to 3m 7f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Flash The Steel when 14th of 16 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Cotswold Stone Supplies Ltd Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow over 2m 3f (soft) last month.

Useful staying chaser who tends to come good in the spring, winning at Newbury in March. Spin over hurdles should have blown the cobwebs away.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 33 4 3 12.1%
Chase 16 3 0 18.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 3 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 23 4 2 17.4%
Headgear
Today (T only) 2 0 0 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 7 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 0 0%
Connections
J James Best 1 0 0 0%
T Richard Hobson 29 4 3 13.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
13-D245
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Diesel D'allier (FR) 50

gr g Kap Rock - Iena D'allier (Royal Charter)

Similar Going: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
6 10-4 t1
125

Fairly useful cross-country chaser, winning at Pau in 2018/19. Respectable 8 lengths fifth of 7 to A Vos Marques at Vichy last time. Stays 3¼m and acts on heavy going but isn't obviously well treated.

He has won four chases from 2m 4f to 2m 6f on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 8l behind A Vos Marques when last of 5 on his latest outing in a chase at Vichy over 3m (heavy) in September. He is wearing a tongue-tie for the first time.

Fairly useful cross-country chaser, winning at Pau in 2018/19. Respectable 8 lengths fifth of 7 to A Vos Marques at Vichy last time. Stays 3¼m and acts on heavy going but isn't obviously well treated.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 3 0 50%
Chase 5 3 0 60%
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 (T only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Charlie Deutsch 0 0 0 -
T E Clayeux 6 3 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
1716P-3
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Solstice Star 28

b g Kayf Tara - Clover Green (Presenting)

Course: 9 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 33 runs, 6 wins, 9 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 16 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 18.75%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 31 runs, 8 wins, 5 places, 25.81%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 16 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 18.75%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 10 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 10%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 18 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 5.56%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 10-4 t p
125

Useful hurdler/chaser who bagged 3 victories from 7 starts last term. Fit from a spin over hurdles but has stamina to prove tackling this new discipline.

Has won seven hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 6 behind Snookered beaten 13l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Sedgefield over 2m 4f (soft) last month.

Useful hurdler/chaser who bagged 3 victories from 7 starts last term. Fit from a spin over hurdles but has stamina to prove tackling this new discipline.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 37 8 6 21.6%
Chase 9 1 2 11.1%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 9 2 2 22.2%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 33 6 9 18.2%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 16 3 3 18.8%
HG Cheek Pieces 16 3 3 18.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 10 1 1 10%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 18 1 3 5.6%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 1 0 0 0%
T M Keighley 39 8 8 20.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

FACT OF THE MATTER found the trip of 2m7f on the sharp side in the Grand Steeple-Chase des Flandres at Waregem in Belgium and the return to Prestbury Park, where he won in December, can see Jamie Snowden's gelding back to his best. Kingswell Theatre won this contest two years ago and is likely to be sharper after his effort in the Durham National last month, while cross country specialist Urgent De Gregaine completes the shortlist.

3

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

Racing Post Responsiblegambling Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase (Grade 2)

1m 7f 199y

Winner £19,932 - 4 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
11110-1
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Al Dancer (FR) 23

gr g Al Namix - Steel Dancer (Kaldounevees)

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, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 6 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 9 runs, 5 wins, 2 places, 55.56%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-5
151

Smart novice hurdler who landed 4 of his 5 starts including Betfair Hurdle. Took well to this discipline when landing a C&D novice last month (Getaway Trump third) and he looks sure to improve.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 10-11fav over this course and distance (good to soft) last month, beating Not That Fuisse by 4l.

Smart novice hurdler who landed 4 of his 5 starts including Betfair Hurdle. Took well to this discipline when landing a C&D novice last month (Getaway Trump third) and he looks sure to improve.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 5 0 83.3%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 3 2 0 66.7%
D Distance 6 3 2 50%
G Similar Going 9 5 2 55.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 3 2 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 6 5 0 83.3%
T N A Twiston-Davies 8 6 0 75%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
24411-3
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Getaway Trump (IRE) 23

b g Getaway - Acinorev (Cape Cross)

Distance: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 11-2
155

Progressed into a very smart novice hurdler last term, winning 4 times at upto 20f. C&D chase debut third contained abundant promise before lack of an outing told last month and certainly more to come

Winner of four hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good and heavy ground. Third of 4 behind Al Dancer beaten 6l at 6-4 on his chase debut over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Progressed into a very smart novice hurdler last term, winning 4 times at upto 20f. C&D chase debut third contained abundant promise before lack of an outing told last month and certainly more to come

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 9 4 1 44.4%
Chase 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 2 0 40%
G Similar Going 7 1 1 14.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 5 2 35.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 9 4 1 44.4%
T P F Nicholls 11 4 1 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
12113-1
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Rouge Vif (FR) 29

b g Sageburg - Rouge Amour (Cadoudal)

Distance: 6 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 5 wins, 1 place, 62.5%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Hood: 6 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 66.67%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a hood
HG
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
5 11-2 h
142

Three-time winner over hurdles last term who matched pick of that form to score on chase bow at Market Rasen (17.2f) in October, rallying well to assert from 2 out. Open to improvement.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 2f on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 2-1 in a chase at Market Rasen over 2m 1f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Baddesley Knight by 7l.

Three-time winner over hurdles last term who matched pick of that form to score on chase bow at Market Rasen (17.2f) in October, rallying well to assert from 2 out. Open to improvement.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 4 2 50%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 3 2 50%
G Similar Going 8 5 1 62.5%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 6 4 1 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 1 0 50%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J G Sheehan 8 5 2 62.5%
T H Whittington 9 5 2 55.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
311112
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Put The Kettle On (IRE) 42

b m Stowaway - Name For Fame (Quest For Fame)

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 10-9
137

Fairly useful hurdler who has improved further over fences, winning 3 of her 4 starts and faring well when runner-up in a Tipperary Grade 3 last time. Experience can count for plenty and respected.

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and yielding ground. Beaten 1/2l by Robin De Carlow when second of 6 at 6-1 on her latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Like A Butterfly Novice Chase at Tipperary over 2m 4f (good - yielding) last month.

Fairly useful hurdler who has improved further over fences, winning 3 of her 4 starts and faring well when runner-up in a Tipperary Grade 3 last time. Experience can count for plenty and respected.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 5 4 45.5%
Chase 4 3 1 75%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 1 2 25%
G Similar Going 6 1 3 16.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 5 4 45.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 0 0 0 -
T H de Bromhead 11 5 4 45.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Al Dancer won on his chase debut over C&D last month and had GETAWAY TRUMP back in third on that occasion. While Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding is entitled to improve from that effort, there was plenty to like about Getaway Trump's performance as he travelled strongly before shaping as though he benefit hugely fitness-wise from that outing. Paul Nicholls' inmate is 3lb better off with that rival on this occasion which could also make a difference. Rouge Vif placed in a Grade 1 at Aintree in the spring and made a pleasing start to his chasing career at Market Rasen.

4

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

Shloer Chase (Registered As The Cheltenham Chase) (Grade 2)

1m 7f 199y

Winner £42,202 - 4 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1/14422-
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Politologue (FR) 226

gr g Poliglote - Scarlet Row (Turgeon)

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

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 18 runs, 9 wins, 3 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 6 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 8 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 37.5%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 18 runs, 7 wins, 3 places, 38.89%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
8 11-6 t h
166 WS

Pair of Grade 1 wins in excellent 2017/18 season. As good as ever when runner-up in Champion over C&D at Festival in March. Had wind surgery since below-par 20 lengths second at Aintree final start.

Has won two hurdle races and eight chases from 1m 7f to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 20l by Min when second of 6 at 5-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 JLT Chase at Aintree over 2m 4f (soft) in April.

Pair of Grade 1 wins in excellent 2017/18 season. As good as ever when runner-up in Champion over C&D at Festival in March. Had wind surgery since below-par 20 lengths second at Aintree final start.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 10 3 45.5%
Chase 17 8 3 47.1%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 0 1 0%
C Course 5 0 1 0%
D Distance 6 2 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 18 9 3 50%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 5 2 2 40%
HG Hood 8 3 2 37.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 18 7 3 38.9%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J H Cobden 4 2 2 50%
T P F Nicholls 21 9 3 42.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
12/421-4
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Simply Ned (IRE) 42

ch g Fruits Of Love - Bishops Lass (Marju)

Course and Distance: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 23 runs, 5 wins, 8 places, 21.74%
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: 19 runs, 1 win, 8 places, 5.26%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
12 11-6
159

Has landed Grade 1 at Leopardstown over Christmas in last 2 seasons. Rising 13 but shaped as if still retaining plenty of ability on Kelso return. Runner-up twice in this race previously.

Has won four hurdle races and six chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding. Finished 12l behind Mcgroarty when fourth of 6 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 2m 1f (soft) last month.

Has landed Grade 1 at Leopardstown over Christmas in last 2 seasons. Rising 13 but shaped as if still retaining plenty of ability on Kelso return. Runner-up twice in this race previously.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 40 9 12 22.5%
Chase 31 5 11 16.1%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 7 0 3 0%
C Course 7 0 3 0%
D Distance 23 5 8 21.7%
G Similar Going 25 7 7 28%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 41 9 13 22%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 19 1 8 5.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B S Hughes 2 0 1 0%
T N G Richards 41 9 13 22%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
4/1337-1
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Saint Calvados (FR) 22

b g Saint Des Saints - Lamorrese (Pistolet Bleu)

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

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

Distance: 8 runs, 5 wins, 0 places, 62.5%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 11 runs, 6 wins, 0 places, 54.55%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 42.86%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 11-4
159 WS2

Won on his reappearance for the fourth year in succession when landing C&D handicap (heavy) 22 days ago, seemingly benefiting for being ridden with more restraint that usual.

Has won three hurdle races and five chases from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from soft to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 5-2fav over this course and distance (heavy) last month, beating Vaniteux by 1l.

Won on his reappearance for the fourth year in succession when landing C&D handicap (heavy) 22 days ago, seemingly benefiting for being ridden with more restraint that usual.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 6 0 54.6%
Chase 9 5 0 55.6%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
C Course 3 1 0 33.3%
D Distance 8 5 0 62.5%
G Similar Going 11 6 0 54.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 6 0 60%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 3 0 42.9%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J G Sheehan 5 2 0 40%
T H Whittington 9 5 0 55.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
51211-2
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Defi Du Seuil (FR) 199

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

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

Course: 7 runs, 5 wins, 0 places, 71.43%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 6 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 10 runs, 7 wins, 0 places, 70%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 12 runs, 7 wins, 1 place, 58.33%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-3
162

Excellent novice chase campaign, including defeat of Lostintranslation in JLT at Festival in March. Fine second in 2m Punchestown Grade 1 when last seen in May. The one to beat.

Has won seven hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 1m 4f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 4 1/2l by Chacun Pour Soi when second of 7 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a Grade 1 chase in the Group 1 Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown over 2m (good to firm) in May.

Excellent novice chase campaign, including defeat of Lostintranslation in JLT at Festival in March. Fine second in 2m Punchestown Grade 1 when last seen in May. The one to beat.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 10 1 66.7%
Chase 6 3 1 50%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 0 50%
C Course 7 5 0 71.4%
D Distance 6 3 1 50%
G Similar Going 10 7 0 70%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 10 1 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 12 7 1 58.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B J Geraghty 10 7 0 70%
T P J Hobbs 15 10 1 66.7%
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

Only four go to post for a classy renewal of the Shloer Chase and POLITOLOGUE is fancied to take some beating on reappearance for Paul Nicholls. Second in the Champion Chase over C&D in March, his first-time-out record reads 2U111, and the prospect of soft ground should really play into his hands. Defi Du Seuil won the JLT Novices' Chase here earlier in the year but needs to prove himself at this distance over fences, while Saint Calvados, a late withdrawal from the BetVictor Gold Cup, should ensure that a generous pace is set. Admirable veteran Simply Ned is also noted but is generally seen to greater effect a little later in the season.

5

15:00 Cheltenham (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

2m 87y

Winner £56,270 - 14 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
1479-50
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Mohaayed 29

b g Intikhab - Reyaada (Daylami)

Course: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 11 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 18.18%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 15.79%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 13 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 23.08%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 18 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 22.22%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 17 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 11.76%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl