Haydock 18 January 2020

Going: Heavy
Draw Advantage: None
 
Mostly sunny

Forecast: Mostly sunny
Temperature: -0.5° - 7.7°
Rainfall: none
Wind: 8.7 mph NW

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1

12:55 Haydock (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Jockey Club Haydock Park Racing Club Handicap Hurdle

1m 7f 144y

Winner £6,498 - 7 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
0-63321
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Le Ligerien (ex7) (FR) 3

b g Turgeon - Etoile de loir (Lost World)

Distance: 8 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 12.5%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 12-0 (ex7)
127 7

Took form to a whole new level when justifying heavy support at Newbury on Wednesday under this rider. Turned out under a penalty and he's clearly ahead of the game.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 3f on good and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 2-1fav at Newbury over 2m (heavy) earlier this month, beating Fibonacci by 19l. Carries a 7lb penalty today for that success.

Took form to a whole new level when justifying heavy support at Newbury on Wednesday under this rider. Turned out under a penalty and he's clearly ahead of the game.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 7 16.7%
Hurdle 12 2 7 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 8 1 6 12.5%
G Similar Going 3 1 1 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 1 3 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 7 1 6 14.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Ben Jones 2 1 0 50%
T P J Hobbs 14 2 7 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
416-103
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Vengeur De Guye (FR) 20

b g Dom Alco - Mascotte De Guye (Video Rock)

Distance: 14 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 17 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 11.76%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 24 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 16.67%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 32 runs, 4 wins, 7 places, 12.5%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 10 runs, 4 wins, 3 places, 40%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 27 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 7.41%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 11-7 t
120

Well prepared following 9 months off when landing a 7-runner handicap chase at Kelso in October. Not at that level both starts since and lower hurdles mark is justified.

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Third of 4 behind Clan Legend beaten 17l at 5-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 2m 1f (soft) in December last year.

Well prepared following 9 months off when landing a 7-runner handicap chase at Kelso in October. Not at that level both starts since and lower hurdles mark is justified.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 36 5 8 13.9%
Hurdle 8 1 2 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 2 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 14 2 1 14.3%
G Similar Going 17 2 6 11.8%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 24 4 5 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 10 4 3 40%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 27 2 6 7.4%
Connections
J Thomas Willmott 6 2 0 33.3%
T Miss Lucinda V Russell 35 5 7 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
265059
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Notwhatiam (IRE) 19

b g Morozov - Riverfort (Over The River)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 15 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 13.33%
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: 18 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 16.67%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-7
115

Useful hurdler/chaser for Dan Skelton, but has barely beaten a rival home on the Flat and in this sphere since changing hands.

Winner of four hurdle races and a chase from 2m 4f to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Flinck when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 3f (soft) in December last year.

Useful hurdler/chaser for Dan Skelton, but has barely beaten a rival home on the Flat and in this sphere since changing hands.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 31 5 5 16.1%
Hurdle 26 4 3 15.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 3 0 0 0%
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 15 2 1 13.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 2 2 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 3 1 1 33.3%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 18 3 1 16.7%
Connections
J T J Phelan 3 0 0 0%
T A Berry 6 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
72-7962
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Sastruga (IRE) 39

b g Masterofthehorse - Crimson Blue (Shantou)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
7 11-6
114

NON RUNNER.

Placed in a hurdle race and a point-to-point from seven starts. Beaten 3 1/2l by Present From Dubai when second of 10 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Uttoxeter over 2m (heavy) in December last year, his only placing from 7 starts.

NON RUNNER.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 0 1 0%
Hurdle 4 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 3 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 4 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Non Runner 0 0 0 -
T Henry Oliver 4 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
0125-62
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Bonne Question (FR) 46

gr g Tagula - Amonita (Medaaly)

Distance: 10 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 10 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 10%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 11 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 9.09%
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
11 11-0
113

Won over hurdles at Ffos Las and has remained in good form since, keeping on for second at Lingfield last month. Same mark here.

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 7l by Shaw's Cross when second of 9 at 11-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Lingfield over 2m (heavy) in December last year.

Won over hurdles at Ffos Las and has remained in good form since, keeping on for second at Lingfield last month. Same mark here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 15 2 6 13.3%
Hurdle 15 2 6 13.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 2 5 20%
G Similar Going 10 1 4 10%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 18 3 7 16.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 11 1 5 9.1%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J H F Nugent 0 0 0 -
T Miss V Williams 15 2 6 13.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
2123P/P
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Quinlandio (IRE) 32

b g Thousand Words - La Shalak (Shalford)

Distance: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
10 11-4
112

Maiden hurdle winner for Brendan Powell in 2014 but very lightly raced in recent times and it's hard to know how much ability he retains.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground, but that win was over five years ago. Pulled up 2 out when 40-1 at Catterick over 3m 1f (good to soft) in a hurdle race won by Reve in December last year on his latest outing.

Maiden hurdle winner for Brendan Powell in 2014 but very lightly raced in recent times and it's hard to know how much ability he retains.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 1 3 14.3%
Hurdle 7 1 3 14.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 5 1 2 20%
G Similar Going 5 1 3 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 1 4 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 5 0 3 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J Thomas Dowson 0 0 0 -
T R M Whitaker 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
80-6986
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Serious Ego (GER) 23

b g Sholokhov - Sunshine Story (Desert Story)

Distance: 10 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 10%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-1
109

Won easily at Leopardstown in March. Below par since and having left Gordon Elliott, he didn't show a great deal on stable debut minus usual blinkers.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on soft ground. Finished 20l behind Flamboyant Joyaux when sixth of 9 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m (soft) in December last year.

Won easily at Leopardstown in March. Below par since and having left Gordon Elliott, he didn't show a great deal on stable debut minus usual blinkers.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 1 2 6.3%
Hurdle 16 1 2 6.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 1 1 10%
G Similar Going 3 1 0 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 4 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 0 0%
Connections
J R D Day 1 0 0 0%
T N G Richards 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
2-18331
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Flamboyant Joyaux (FR) 23

b g Crossharbour - Merka (Jimble)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
5 10-12
106

Point winner who built on the promise of his qualifying runs when making a successful handicap debut at Wetherby on Boxing Day. 4 lb rise still leaves him competitive, for all this is a deeper race.

Successful in a hurdle race and a point-to-point at 2m and 3m on good to firm and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 7-2jt-fav at Wetherby over 2m (soft) in December last year, beating Dublin Four by 3l. Has also won at Knightwick this season.

Point winner who built on the promise of his qualifying runs when making a successful handicap debut at Wetherby on Boxing Day. 4 lb rise still leaves him competitive, for all this is a deeper race.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 1 1 25%
Hurdle 4 1 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 4 1 1 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 4 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Danny Cook 4 1 1 25%
T Mrs S J Smith 4 1 1 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

LE LIGERIEN absolutely bolted up at Newbury earlier this week under Ben Jones and it is no surprise to see the seven-year-old turned out quickly given the dominance of that display. He clearly enjoys getting his toe into some deep ground, and is fancied to defy a 7lb penalty for Philip Hobbs. Bonne Question is another with a good record in such conditions and is sure to be handed a positive ride, while Vengeur De Guye and Flamboyant Joyaux are others who make some appeal.

2

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

Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices' Chase (Grade 2)

2m 3f 203y

Winner £18,224 - 4 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
00-3F11
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Joke Dancer 7

ch g Authorized - Missy Dancer (Shareef Dancer)

Course: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Similar Going: 11 runs, 5 wins, 0 places, 45.45%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-0
141

Progressing well over fences and backed up his 2m win here with ready success at Warwick, forging clear. Rates a big player just so long as his stamina holds in this ground.

Winner of four hurdle races and two chases at 2m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 10-3 in a chase at Warwick over 2m (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Rough Night by 8l. Has also won at Haydock this season.

Progressing well over fences and backed up his 2m win here with ready success at Warwick, forging clear. Rates a big player just so long as his stamina holds in this ground.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 14 6 1 42.9%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 5 3 0 60%
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 11 5 0 45.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 6 1 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Danny Cook 14 6 1 42.9%
T Mrs S J Smith 15 6 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
F205-11
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Knight In Dubai (IRE) 36

b g Dubai Destination - Bobbies Storm (Bob Back)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
7 11-0 t
143

Has quickly matched his useful hurdling form with wide-margin chase wins at Bangor and Doncaster, jumping well each time. More to come and proven under the conditions so he's firmly in the mix.

He has won a hurdle race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 5-6fav at Doncaster over 2m 3f (good to soft) in December last year, beating Schiehallion Munro by 6l. Has also won at Bangor-on-Dee this season.

Has quickly matched his useful hurdling form with wide-margin chase wins at Bangor and Doncaster, jumping well each time. More to come and proven under the conditions so he's firmly in the mix.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 3 1 30%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 7 2 0 28.6%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 8 2 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 4 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Harry Skelton 7 0 0 0%
T D Skelton 11 3 1 27.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
1141/1
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Sam Brown 11

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Cream Cracker (Sir Harry Lewis)

Similar Going: 4 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
8 11-0
148

Low-mileage 8-y-o who returned from long absence to make most impressive chasing bow at Lingfield (3m) 11 days ago, always going strongly and jumping well. Exciting prospect who will revel in the mud.

He has won a hurdle race, two NH flat races and a chase from 1m 7f to 2m 7f on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 6-5fav at Lingfield over 2m 7f (heavy) earlier this month, beating Just Your Type by 22l.

Low-mileage 8-y-o who returned from long absence to make most impressive chasing bow at Lingfield (3m) 11 days ago, always going strongly and jumping well. Exciting prospect who will revel in the mud.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 2 0 66.7%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 4 4 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 4 0 80%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 2 2 0 100%
T A J Honeyball 5 4 0 80%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
412-112
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Windsor Avenue (IRE) 35

b g Winged Love - Zaffarella (Zaffaran)

Distance: 3 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 6 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 11-0
153

Looked smart chaser in the making with easy 20f wins at Sedgefield and Carlisle but folded tamely upped to 3m when remote second of 3 in Doncaster Grade 2 event. Back in trip but still bit to prove.

Winner of two hurdle races, two NH flat races, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 1f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 38l by Sam Spinner when second of 3 at 4-5fav on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 bet365 December Novices' Chase at Doncaster over 3m (soft) in December last year. Has won at Carlisle and Sedgefield this season.

Looked smart chaser in the making with easy 20f wins at Sedgefield and Carlisle but folded tamely upped to 3m when remote second of 3 in Doncaster Grade 2 event. Back in trip but still bit to prove.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 4 2 50%
Chase 3 2 0 66.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 3 0 100%
G Similar Going 6 4 0 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 7 2 58.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 2 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J B S Hughes 8 6 1 75%
T B Ellison 10 6 2 60%
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

JOKE DANCER has already tasted success at this venue over fences for Sue Smith and could claim a hat-trick on ground that suits the seven-year-old. He should appreciate this step up in trip and is narrowly preferred to Knight In Dubai, who is also on three-timer but might not appreciate such a testing terrain. Sam Brown was mightily impressive on his chase debut at Lingfield but needs to avoid the 'bounce' factor on just his second start for over two years, while Windsor Avenue arrives with a point to prove after a disappointing display at Doncaster.

3

14:05 Haydock (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)

1m 7f 144y

Winner £17,085 - 4 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
P/2-11F1
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Thebannerkingrebel (IRE) 56

b g Arakan - One Love (Bravefoot)

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

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

Distance: 5 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 60%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 40%
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
7 11-9
140

High-level bumper performer and won all 3 completed starts over hurdles, including a listed event over this C&D in November. Has to concede weight all round but remains capable of better.

Winner of three hurdle races and two NH flat races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 5-4fav over this course and distance (good to soft) in November last year, beating Calva D'Auge by 5l. Has won 3 times this season.

High-level bumper performer and won all 3 completed starts over hurdles, including a listed event over this C&D in November. Has to concede weight all round but remains capable of better.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 3 0 75%
Hurdle 4 3 0 75%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 5 3 0 60%
G Similar Going 5 2 1 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 5 1 62.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 1 1 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J G Sheehan 8 5 1 62.5%
T Jamie Snowden 8 5 1 62.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
222-11
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Edwardstone 42

b g Kayf Tara - Nothingtoloose (Luso)

Distance: 3 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
6 11-4 h1
142

Runner-up in 3 well-contested bumpers last season and went one better starting out over hurdles in a warm race at Wincanton. Followed up at Aintree and has leading claims upped in class. Hood on.

Successful in two hurdle races at 1m 7f and 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 6-5fav at Aintree over 2m 1f (good to soft) in December last year, beating Harry Senior by 1l. Has also won at Wincanton this season.

Runner-up in 3 well-contested bumpers last season and went one better starting out over hurdles in a warm race at Wincanton. Followed up at Aintree and has leading claims upped in class. Hood on.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 2 2 0 100%
Hurdle 2 2 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 0 3 0%
G Similar Going 1 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (H only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Tom Cannon 2 2 0 100%
T A King 5 2 3 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
4-11119
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Snookered (IRE) 17

b g Born To Sea - Secret Quest (Pivotal)

Distance: 8 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 12.5%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 30.77%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 18 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 27.78%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
6 11-4 p
140

Much improved since front-running tactics have been employed, completing 4-timer at Wetherby (2m, heavy) in December, but run of good form came to a halt at Musselburgh last time.

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on good and soft ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Sir Chauvelin when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Musselburgh over 2m (good to soft) earlier this month. Has won 3 times this season.

Much improved since front-running tactics have been employed, completing 4-timer at Wetherby (2m, heavy) in December, but run of good form came to a halt at Musselburgh last time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 4 3 33.3%
Hurdle 12 4 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 8 1 1 12.5%
G Similar Going 13 4 4 30.8%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 18 5 3 27.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Henry Brooke 3 3 0 100%
T B Ellison 26 5 6 19.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
52-U12
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Stolen Silver (FR) 36

gr g Lord Du Sud - Change Partner (Turtle Island)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
5 11-4 t h
140

Has shown fairly useful form over hurdles, running out a convincing winner at Ffos Las. Similar form when runner-up at Cheltenham since, but this requires a fair bit more.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on soft ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Chantry House when second of 8 at 9-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good to soft) in December last year.

Has shown fairly useful form over hurdles, running out a convincing winner at Ffos Las. Similar form when runner-up at Cheltenham since, but this requires a fair bit more.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 3 1 1 33.3%
Hurdle 3 1 1 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 4 1 1 25%
HG Hood 4 1 1 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 3 0 1 0%
T N A Twiston-Davies 3 1 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

EDWARDSTONE has some impressive form in the book having accounted for Tolworth winner Fiddlerontheroof at Wincanton in November, while his victory over Harry Senior, an easy Chepstow scorer over Christmas, also looks solid. He wasn't far behind the smart Chantry House in a bumper before that and everything points towards a big effort now that he is upped in class. Thebannerkingrebel has tasted success here before having landing Listed honours earlier in the season, while Stolen Silver, who has a Betfair Hurdle entry, is another to consider.

4

14:40 Haydock (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (Grade 2 Limited Handicap)

3m 1f 125y

Winner £42,712 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
12B-544
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Definitly Red (IRE) 42

ch g Definite Article - The Red Wench (Aahsaylad)

Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 21 runs, 10 wins, 7 places, 47.62%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 25 runs, 9 wins, 6 places, 36%
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
11 11-10
156

Grade 2 hurdles winner here in 2015 and better known as a classy chaser these days. Good fourth back in a handicap in the Becher at Aintree last month and not out of this with a repeat of that form.

Has won three hurdle races, three NH flat races, eight chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 15l behind Walk In The Mill when fourth of 18 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Becher Handicap Chase at Aintree over 3m 2f (soft) in December last year.

Grade 2 hurdles winner here in 2015 and better known as a classy chaser these days. Good fourth back in a handicap in the Becher at Aintree last month and not out of this with a repeat of that form.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 28 11 7 39.3%
Chase 22 8 5 36.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 1 1 33.3%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 21 10 7 47.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 35 15 8 42.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 25 9 6 36%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J Henry Brooke 3 1 1 33.3%
T B Ellison 27 11 6 40.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
19/P912
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Acting Lass (IRE) 28

b g King's Theatre - Darrens Lass (Montelimar)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 57.14%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 10 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
9 11-4 t p
150

Back in top form, successful in Chepstow handicap chase in the mud before a fine run in the Ascot Silver Cup handicap last month (jumped and battled well). Big shout up only 3 lb.

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 2m 4f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 3/4l by Regal Encore when second of 10 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 3m (heavy) in December last year.

Back in top form, successful in Chepstow handicap chase in the mud before a fine run in the Ascot Silver Cup handicap last month (jumped and battled well). Big shout up only 3 lb.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 5 2 45.5%
Chase 8 4 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 4 2 57.1%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 2 1 1 50%
HG Cheek Pieces 2 1 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J S Bowen 2 0 1 0%
T Harry Fry 11 5 2 45.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
556-414
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Flying Angel (IRE) 42

gr g Arcadio - Gypsy Kelly (Roselier)

Similar Going: 17 runs, 4 wins, 2 places, 23.53%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
HG has previously won wearing only a visor

Visor: 9 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 11.11%
HG has previously won wearing a visor
HG
Class: 17 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 17.65%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
9 11-0 v
146

Grade 1 winner as a novice chaser and successful for the first time since in 21f Ascot handicap in November. Not so good in the Grand Sefton next time and is 3 lb higher back up in trip now.

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

Grade 1 winner as a novice chaser and successful for the first time since in 21f Ascot handicap in November. Not so good in the Grand Sefton next time and is 3 lb higher back up in trip now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 30 6 4 20%
Chase 22 4 1 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 17 4 2 23.5%
Headgear
HG Today (V only) 7 1 1 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 17 3 1 17.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 8 3 0 37.5%
T N A Twiston-Davies 30 6 4 20%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
2F6-5P3
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Vintage Clouds (IRE) 28

gr g Cloudings - Rare Vintage (Germany)

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

Course: 10 runs, 2 wins, 7 places, 20%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 16 runs, 2 wins, 11 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 15 runs, 0 wins, 7 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 10-11
143

C&D winner back to something like his best when third in the Tommy Whittle here last month but it all looked typically hard work. Fell when going well in this 3 years ago.

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 9 behind Lord Du Mesnil beaten 20l at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (heavy) in December last year.

C&D winner back to something like his best when third in the Tommy Whittle here last month but it all looked typically hard work. Fell when going well in this 3 years ago.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 27 3 15 11.1%
Chase 21 2 11 9.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 1 50%
C Course 10 2 7 20%
D Distance 4 1 1 25%
G Similar Going 16 2 11 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 31 4 17 12.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 15 0 7 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 1 2 12.5%
Connections
J Danny Cook 25 3 14 12%
T Mrs S J Smith 31 4 17 12.9%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
7/14U00-
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Red Indian 287

b g Sulamani - Rafiya (Halling)

Similar Going: 10 runs, 3 wins, 4 places, 30%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
8 10-6
143

Last season went off the rails after a winning start in Ayr novice chase but it's still early days and good record fresh bodes well. Should cope with this test and has excellent 5 lb conditional up.

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

Last season went off the rails after a winning start in Ayr novice chase but it's still early days and good record fresh bodes well. Should cope with this test and has excellent 5 lb conditional up.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 2 5 15.4%
Chase 4 1 0 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 10 3 4 30%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 3 5 21.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 6 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Ben Jones 0 0 0 -
T Miss K Morgan 5 1 0 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
8/4P-113
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Champers On Ice (IRE) 36

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

Similar Going: 11 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 45.45%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and cheek pieces

Tongue Strap: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap

Cheek Pieces: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 10-9 t p
141

Has returned a rejuvenated model over hurdles in this headgear, successful in 3m handicaps at Ffos Las and Newbury before a game defeat at Cheltenham. Has unfinished business back over fences.

Winner of four hurdle races, a NH flat race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 2f to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Third of 11 behind Goodbye Dancer beaten 2 3/4l at 9-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Cheltenham over 3m (soft) in December last year.

Has returned a rejuvenated model over hurdles in this headgear, successful in 3m handicaps at Ffos Las and Newbury before a game defeat at Cheltenham. Has unfinished business back over fences.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 5 4 31.3%
Chase 4 1 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 11 5 3 45.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T & P) 4 2 1 50%
HG Cheek Pieces 5 2 2 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 8 1 3 12.5%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 15 5 4 33.3%
T D Pipe 17 6 4 35.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
3121P-1
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Geronimo 28

ch g Kadastrof - Triggers Ginger (Double Trigger)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
9 10-5
137

Successful return in 20f Newcastle handicap chase last month, clicking under Ryan Mania (first pro to ride him). This will be only his seventh start over fences and he has a good staying prize in him.

He has won three chases from 2m 4f to 3m 3f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 11-1 in a chase at Newcastle over 2m 4f (soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating River Frost by 2 1/4l.

Successful return in 20f Newcastle handicap chase last month, clicking under Ryan Mania (first pro to ride him). This will be only his seventh start over fences and he has a good staying prize in him.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 3 5 30%
Chase 6 3 2 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 5 2 2 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 5 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Ryan Mania 1 1 0 100%
T A M Thomson 10 3 5 30%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8
2349-44
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Prime Venture (IRE) 22

br g Primary - Next Venture (Zaffaran)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 17 runs, 1 win, 9 places, 5.88%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 9 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
9 9-11 p
136

Yet to win over fences but has some useful efforts to his name, not least last month's Welsh National fourth in first-time cheekpieces. Will relish this test so wouldn't dismiss.

He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 4 1/2l behind Potters Corner when fourth of 17 at 11-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 chase in the Group 3 Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase at Chepstow over 3m 7f (heavy) in December last year.

Yet to win over fences but has some useful efforts to his name, not least last month's Welsh National fourth in first-time cheekpieces. Will relish this test so wouldn't dismiss.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 22 2 9 9.1%
Chase 9 0 3 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 17 1 9 5.9%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 1 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 7 0 3 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 9 0 2 0%
Connections
J Isabel Williams 3 0 0 0%
T Evan Williams 24 2 10 8.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9
0/2F-211
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Midnight Tune 30

b m Midnight Legend - Harmonic Motion (Bob Back)

Similar Going: 14 runs, 6 wins, 3 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Tongue Strap: 18 runs, 6 wins, 6 places, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 10-4 (oh 2) t
136 2

Useful sort who has made the most of good opportunities when landing short odds in mares' novice chases at Uttoxeter (3m) and Exeter. This much more competitive but she's unexposed as a stayer.

Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m 1f to 3m 1f on soft and heavy ground. Won on her latest outing in a chase when 2-5fav at Exeter over 2m 1f (heavy) in December last year, beating Dame du Soir by 4l. Has also won at Uttoxeter this season.

Useful sort who has made the most of good opportunities when landing short odds in mares' novice chases at Uttoxeter (3m) and Exeter. This much more competitive but she's unexposed as a stayer.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 16 5 6 31.3%
Chase 5 2 2 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 14 6 3 42.9%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 18 6 6 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 4 1 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 11 5 2 45.5%
T A J Honeyball 19 6 7 31.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10
53133-1
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Claud And Goldie (IRE) 41

ch g Portrait Gallery - Glacial Jewel (Glacial Storm)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
11 10-4 (oh 3)
136 3

Back to winning ways in Kelso veterans' handicap chase on return last month, finding plenty. This is a lot tougher back up in trip and his jumping hasn't always been fluent.

He has won two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 6f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 7-2 in a chase at Kelso over 2m 6f (soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Chidswell by 2l.

Back to winning ways in Kelso veterans' handicap chase on return last month, finding plenty. This is a lot tougher back up in trip and his jumping hasn't always been fluent.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 7 2 3 28.6%
Chase 7 2 3 28.6%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 2 1 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 4 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R P McLernon 4 2 2 50%
T Miss S E Forster 7 2 3 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

MIDNIGHT TUNE has taken a step forward on her last couple of starts over fences since encountering heavy ground, winning at Uttoxeter over 3m and at Exeter when dropped back to an extended 2m1f, and this versatile performer is of considerable interest back in handicap company. Geronimo returned from a break in good style over an inadequate trip at Newcastle and this stamina test is likely to see him to best effect, while Prime Venture's fourth in the Welsh National can see him in the mix.

5

15:15 Haydock (Class 1) (4YO plus)

New One Unibet Hurdle (Registered As The Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle) (Grade 2)

1m 7f 144y

Winner £42,712 - 4 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2131-11
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Cornerstone Lad 49

b g Delegator - Chapel Corner (Alhaarth)

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: 12 runs, 7 wins, 4 places, 58.33%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 17 runs, 7 wins, 7 places, 41.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 11-10
159

Splendidly tough and genuine sort who lowered the colours of Buveur d'Air in the Fighting Fifth 7 weeks ago, making all and holding on well. Dangerous if allowed his own way in front again.

Winner of six hurdle races at 2m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy (latest flat win was in October last year). A winner at 16-1 in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle over 2m (heavy) on his latest outing in November last year, beating Buveur D'Air by a short head. Has also won at Wetherby this season.

Splendidly tough and genuine sort who lowered the colours of Buveur d'Air in the Fighting Fifth 7 weeks ago, making all and holding on well. Dangerous if allowed his own way in front again.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 6 5 46.2%
Hurdle 13 6 5 46.2%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 1 50%
C Course 2 1 1 50%
D Distance 12 7 4 58.3%
G Similar Going 17 7 7 41.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 6 6 31.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Henry Brooke 8 3 3 37.5%
T Micky Hammond 25 8 9 32%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
16/2511-
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Darasso (FR) 306

br g Konig Turf - Nassora (Assessor)

Distance: 2 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
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
7 11-8
153

Had a fine first campaign for Joseph O'Brien, winning a couple of graded races upon being dropped back to 2m. Conditions will be fine and rates an interesting runner on his return.

Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase when evens fav in the Group 2 Toals.com Webster Cup Chase at Navan over 2m (soft) in March last year, beating Cadmium by 2 1/4l.

Had a fine first campaign for Joseph O'Brien, winning a couple of graded races upon being dropped back to 2m. Conditions will be fine and rates an interesting runner on his return.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 5 4 45.5%
Hurdle 9 3 4 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 2 0 100%
G Similar Going 4 2 1 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 5 5 41.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 2 0 66.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Aidan Coleman 0 0 0 -
T Joseph P O'Brien 4 2 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
111-5
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Pentland Hills (IRE) 35

b g Motivator - Elle Galante (Galileo)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
5 11-7
153

Quickly reached the top in juvenile hurdles, completing the Triumph/Aintree 4-Y-O double. Very encouraging return at Cheltenham last month and should strip much fitter now. Potentially high class.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 5l behind Call Me Lord when fifth of 8 at 5-2 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 hurdle race in the Group 2 Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (soft) in December last year.

Quickly reached the top in juvenile hurdles, completing the Triumph/Aintree 4-Y-O double. Very encouraging return at Cheltenham last month and should strip much fitter now. Potentially high class.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 4 3 0 75%
Hurdle 4 3 0 75%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 5 4 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 2 0 66.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Nico de Boinville 4 3 0 75%
T N J Henderson 4 3 0 75%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
33-6423
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Ballyandy 23

b g Kayf Tara - Megalex (Karinga Bay)

Distance: 10 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 16 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
9 11-4
155

2017 Betfair Hurdle winner who has posted fine placed efforts in the International and Christmas Hurdles under this rider the last twice. Wouldn't rule out a big display.

Winner of two hurdle races, four NH flat races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 10 behind Epatante beaten 8l at 14-1 on his latest outing in a Grade 1 hurdle race in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle at Kempton over 2m (soft) in December last year.

2017 Betfair Hurdle winner who has posted fine placed efforts in the International and Christmas Hurdles under this rider the last twice. Wouldn't rule out a big display.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 18 3 6 16.7%
Hurdle 13 2 6 15.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 5 3 50%
G Similar Going 14 4 5 28.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 24 7 7 29.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 16 4 5 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 21 6 7 28.6%
T N A Twiston-Davies 24 7 7 29.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Triumph Hurdle winner PENTLAND HILLS shaped like the best horse when fifth in the International on his return to action at Cheltenham, travelling and jumping well throughout before appearing to blow up after the last. Connections have been positive about his well-being since that performance and he can take the step forward required with that outing under his belt. Darasso has emerged as a potential dark horse in this division and is open to progression on just his fifth start for Joseph O'Brien, while Fighting Fifth hero Cornerstone Lad claimed the scalp of Buveur D'Air and is likely to make this a true test.

6

15:45 Haydock (Class 3) (5YO plus)

Cheltenham Preview Here In March Handicap Chase

2m 67y

Winner £9,747 - 10 ran

No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
U/543-51
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Clan Legend 20

ch g Midnight Legend - Harrietfield (Nicholas Bill)

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 17 runs, 5 wins, 0 places, 29.41%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 24 runs, 9 wins, 0 places, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 10 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 30%
HG has previously won wearing only a tongue strap

Tongue Strap: 11 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 36.36%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap
HG
Class: 12 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 11-12 t
129

Course winner who responded well to cheekpieces (now left off) when winning at Kelso 3 weeks ago but 4 lb higher in more competitive event now.

Has won five hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on soft and heavy ground. A winner at 3-1 in a chase at Kelso over 2m 1f (soft) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Goldencard by 3/4l.

Course winner who responded well to cheekpieces (now left off) when winning at Kelso 3 weeks ago but 4 lb higher in more competitive event now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 9 0 36%
Chase 13 4 0 30.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 1 0 25%
D Distance 17 5 0 29.4%
G Similar Going 24 9 0 37.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 10 3 0 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 12 3 0 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 0 0%
Connections
J Lucy Alexander 19 4 0 21.1%
T N W Alexander 29 9 0 31%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
V330-85
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Muratello (FR) 23

b g Blue Bresil - Nesle de la roque (Villez)

Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 11-8
125

Winning hurdler in France. Some promise over hurdles for this yard but well held both starts over fences this season. Drops back in trip.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Commanche Red when fifth of 11 on his latest outing in a chase at Kempton over 2m 4f (soft) in December last year.

Winning hurdler in France. Some promise over hurdles for this yard but well held both starts over fences this season. Drops back in trip.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 0 2 0%
Chase 2 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
Distance 1 0 0 0%
Similar Going 3 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 0 2 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Sam Twiston-Davies 1 0 0 0%
T N A Twiston-Davies 5 0 1 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
220-FPU
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Zizaneur (FR) 11

b g Planteur - Zitana (Zieten)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
5 11-5
128

Fairly useful juvenile hurdler who has failed to complete all 3 starts this season but likely to have won had he not unseated his rider 3 out on chase bow at Taunton 11 days ago. Can make amends.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f. Unseated rider when 6-1 at Taunton over 2m (soft) in a chase won by Our Merlin earlier this month on his chase debut.

Fairly useful juvenile hurdler who has failed to complete all 3 starts this season but likely to have won had he not unseated his rider 3 out on chase bow at Taunton 11 days ago. Can make amends.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 10 0 3 0%
Chase 1 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 0 2 0%
Similar Going 5 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Mr D Maxwell 5 0 2 0%
T P J Hobbs 6 0 2 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
128-325
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Sir Egbert 28

b g Kayf Tara - Little Miss Flora (Alflora)

Distance: 11 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 18.18%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 13 runs, 2 wins, 6 places, 15.38%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Hood: 9 runs, 1 win, 4 places, 11.11%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 11-8 h
125

Fairly useful hurdler who opened chase account at Newbury (16.4f) 13 months ago but has been expensive to follow since.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m on soft ground. Well beaten at 5-2 behind Joke Dancer when last of 5 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (heavy) in December last year.

Fairly useful hurdler who opened chase account at Newbury (16.4f) 13 months ago but has been expensive to follow since.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 13 2 6 15.4%
Chase 6 1 3 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 11 2 4 18.2%
G Similar Going 13 2 6 15.4%
Headgear
HG Today (H only) 9 1 4 11.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J Stan Sheppard 3 1 1 33.3%
T Tom Lacey 15 2 7 13.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
313-596
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Go Long (IRE) 21

b g Hurricane Run - Monumental Gesture (Head For Heights)

Distance: 7 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 14.29%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 11-6 p1
123

Fairly useful chaser but yet to get going this season. Headgear now given a whirl.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m and 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 14l behind Defi Sacre when sixth of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 2m (soft) in December last year.

Fairly useful chaser but yet to get going this season. Headgear now given a whirl.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 2 2 18.2%
Chase 6 1 1 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 7 1 1 14.3%
Similar Going 7 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (P only) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 6 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 1 0%
Connections
J T Scudamore 1 0 0 0%
T Evan Williams 12 2 2 16.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
1/504-U1
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Billingsley (IRE) 30

b g Millenary - Retain That Magic (Presenting)

Distance: 5 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 60%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 7 runs, 3 wins, 0 places, 42.86%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 11-5
122

Little impact in handicap hurdles last season. However, stepped up markedly on chasing debut/reappearance when making all at Hereford and open to further progress in this sphere. Ground ideal.

He has won two hurdle races and a chase at 2m on heavy ground. A winner at 7-2 in a chase at Hereford over 2m (heavy) on his latest outing in December last year, beating Saint De Vassy by 2 3/4l.

Little impact in handicap hurdles last season. However, stepped up markedly on chasing debut/reappearance when making all at Hereford and open to further progress in this sphere. Ground ideal.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 8 3 0 37.5%
Chase 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 5 3 1 60%
G Similar Going 7 3 0 42.9%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 3 1 30%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J L Treadwell 2 1 0 50%
T A Ralph 10 3 1 30%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7
1/3-4PF1
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Ard Chros (IRE) 16

b g Publisher - Threecrossmammies (Be My Native)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 4 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G