Chepstow Racecard - Friday 8th October

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JUMP SEASON

OPENER FRI 8 OCT

UNIBET PERSIAN WAR NOVICES’ HURDLE

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Welcome to Chepstow Racecourse. A warm welcome to Day One of the Unibet Jump Season Opener. We are delighted that this fixture is now firmly established as the start of the autumn/ winter jumping campaign in the UK. This year we are racing for £400,000 of prize money across the two days – a significant increase of more than £150,000 on last year. Today’s feature race is the Grade Two £60,000 Unibet Persian War Novices’ Hurdle, a race named after an outstanding horse who won three consecutive Champion Hurdles from 1968 to 1970. For his first two championships Persian War was trained close to Chepstow racecourse by ex-jockey Colin Davies. The race named after him was first run at Chepstow in 2000 and has seen some high class winners including Silviniaco Conti and Blaklion (see page 19 for more background on this prestigious race). It’ll be exciting to see how far the last two winners – Thyme Hill and McFabulous – can rise up the ranks in the coming years. Some great old stagers line up in the Caroline Tisdall Supports Heroic Jumpers Veterans’ Chase and potential stars of the future go to post for the Paul Ferguson’s Jumpers To Follow 4-Y-O Hurdle. Many thanks to all of today’s sponsors – in addition to those already mentioned we have Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, Dragon TV and Film Studios and Tom Malone Bloodstock. We are also honoured to welcome the family of Andy Stewart, the popular racehorse owner who passed away last month. We felt it was important to recognise his contribution to the sport and he was a good personal friend of mine. This will be our busiest fixture since spectators returned to racecourses in July and we hope all our customers have an enjoyable afternoon with us. Staging this meeting last year behind closed doors was one of the weirdest experiences of my working life! Many thanks to my excellent team of office, operations and ground staff who have pulled together to get everything into place for the next two days of superb racing, hospitality and entertainment. I’m fortunate to work with such a dedicated and committed group of people. Tomorrow we hold the £75,000 Wasdell Group Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle, the feature race on Day Two of the Unibet Jump Season Opener. Gates open at 11am. Finally, please note that a Covid Pass will be required to attend all race meetings in Wales from October 11th and all the details are available on the Chepstow and Ffos Las websites.

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B g Acclamation - Speed Cop South Wales Argus & Chepstow Racing Club Littleton Stud

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Matthew Cosham (3) Ronald Harris, Chepstow Ron Harris Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Modest strike-rate (2-47) but has posted solid efforts in sprint handicaps here and at Ffos Las recently. Remains on a workable mark and ought to make his presence felt once again. TFR HHHHI BHA55

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Star Ratings Explained

Each horse has been given a star rating, these are defined below:

HHIII Unlikely to win but not totally without hope. HHHHH Selected to win the race. HIIII Can be given little or no chance. HHHHI Good chance of being placed. HHHII By no means out of the reckoning but at least one or two hold stronger claims

OFFICIAL BHA RATINGS EXPLAINED The BHA Handicappers allot ratings to horses once they have taken part in a sufficient number of races to enable the Handicappers to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the Handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring any penalties or allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in nonhandicaps races the rating shown is that of each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change to a rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating. For novice steeple chasers, the latest hurdle race rating may be shown until such time as the Handicappers allot a separate steeple chase rating. Such ratings are prefixed by the letter h.

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IN MEMORY OF

The first race of today’s Unibet Jump Season Opener fixture commemorates Andy Stewart, the prominent racehorse owner who died last month aged 70. His best horse was Big Buck’s, who set up a sequence of 18 consecutive wins in top flight company and won the Stayers’ Hurdle (then called the World Hurdle) at the Cheltenham Festival four times. This all came about after the horse blotted his copybook by unseating his rider in the Hennessy Gold Cup; reverting to hurdles thereafter, and running over three miles instead of two, he was much better over the smaller obstacles than he was before. But for injury requiring a year on the sidelines he might well have extended that winning run and added a fifth Stayers’ Hurdle. Stewart was born in Romford, Essex in 1951, where both his parents were doctors. Keen on racing as a youngster, and a fairly wayward one at that, he hitch-hiked to Liverpool to see the Grand National at the age of fifteen after being expelled from school. Luckily, he began to realise the error of his ways and found work in the City of London two years later. He worked his way up and made his fortune there as a stockbroker and investment banker. He jointly founded a business that grew steadily by taking over other companies. One day he was dismayed to find that a board meeting had been arranged on Cheltenham Gold Cup day. Realising the work-life balance was wrong, he left the firm he had created. It was only natural that Stewart should buy a few racehorses. He always preferred jump racing and Cenkos was his first really good horse. He was one of the leading two-mile novice chasers in 1999/2000, but was unable to win the next season. He was moved to Paul Nicholls’ yard and Cenkos won seven more races, beating Edredon Bleu in the Tingle Creek by 14 lengths after thrashing another Queen Mother winner, Flagship Uberalles, by a similar margin. Wanting to get back into


A N DY S T E WA R T

business again, he set up a new company and named it Cenkos Securities. Stewart and his new trainer got on like a house on fire and they enjoyed success with several more first class horses. Celestial Halo won a Triumph Hurdle and half a dozen Grade 2s from two miles to three as well as finishing a neck second in a Champion Hurdle and what is now the Stayers’ Hurdle. Pacha Du Polder won the Cheltenham Foxhunters twice after finishing fifth ridden by the former cyclist Victoria Pendleton. Le Duc, Le Roi Miguel, Phar Bleu, Napolitain, Nycteos, Gwanako, Oslot, Poquelin, Tataniano, Rocky Creek, Old Guard and As De Mee were Stewart’s other big-race winners. He was also a part-owner of 14-time winner Black Corton, renowned for its partnership with Bryony Frost. As Nicholls explained, “In the two decades that followed we won over 200 races for Andy and his family and over £5 million in prize money. At one point he had 25 horses with me, and he enjoyed going to Newton Abbot for a novice chase every bit as much as having runners at Cheltenham.” Horses also ran in the name of The Stewart Family and his wife Judy. One of his sons, Paul, was paralysed from the waist down in a snowboarding accident in 2008 and Stewart turned his attention to supporting spinal injuries charities. He continued to do so after Paul confounded doctors’ initial views that his condition was permanent by managing to walk again. Stewart’s most notable victory in Wales was that of Saphir Du Rheu in the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las in 2014. His novice hurdler Thyme White won on the Friday of the 2020 Jump Season Opener. He kindly stepped in at short notice to sponsor a Chepstow meeting last November and named the races after members of his family and Rose Loxton, Head Girl to Paul Nicholls who died from cancer last year.


FIRST RACE 1.00 ABOUT TWO MILES (2M 11YDS) FOR NOVICE FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE ANDY STEWART RACING’S GREAT FRIEND NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Total race value £8700 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £3631, 2nd £1816, 3rd £907, 4th £454. (Penalty Value £4738.02)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Nicholls (49 wins from 185 runners, 26%) runs CARRY ON THE MAGIC & KNAPPERS HILL TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (5 wins from 26 runners, 19%) runs PIKAR LONGEST TRAVELLER: THE PLIMSOLL LINE trained by J Scott, Dulverton, 83 miles. RACE SUMMARY It’s hard to look beyond KNAPPERS HILL, a smart, unbeaten bumper performer who rates an exciting prospect for novice hurdling. Earth Business still looked green when third at Taunton in the spring, so is open to further improvement, while Pikar is a respected newcomer from another top stable. 1-2-3: 1.KNAPPERS HILL (IRE) 2.EARTH BUSINESS (IRE) 3.PIKAR (FR) KEY colours

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CARRY ON THE MAGIC (IRE) (170) 2//00-

B or Br g Jeremy (USA) - Bisoguet (IRE) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Magic Kenilworth House Stud

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7 10-12

Bryony Frost Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW £160,000 buy after finishing second in sole Irish point, but soundly beaten in 2 maiden hurdles under Rules. Has had a wind operation. TFRHHIII BHA-

2 Br

EARTH BUSINESS (IRE) (207) 303-

B g Westerner - Shellys Creek (IRE) Mrs Catherine Penny Mat Farrell

5 10-12

Brendan Powell Colin Tizzard, Sherborne R M PENNY (PLANT HIRE & DEMOLITION) LTD

TIMEFORM VIEW Showed plenty sole bumper start at Wincanton and left hurdling debut form behind despite still looking green when third in a 16.5f maiden at Taunton in the spring. Open to further improvement. TFRHHHHI BHA-

3 Br

FLASH KLASS (FR) (173) 5/1F/FP-

Ch g Coastal Path - Reine de Treve (FR) Mr David Brace Mrs Beatrice Nicco

6 10-12

Connor Brace David Brace, Bridgend Dunraven Group of Companies

TIMEFORM VIEW Fell seventh in a novice hunter at Stratford on Rules debut in March and was pulled up back in a point a month later. Subsequently sold for 2,800 gns. TFRHIIII BHA-

4 Br

KNAPPERS HILL (IRE) (181) 111- CD

B g Valirann (FR) - Brogella (IRE) Mr P K Barber and Mr P J Vogt Ronnie O’Neill

5 10-12

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Morson Group

TIMEFORM VIEW Expensive, well-bred sort who showed smart form in bumpers last season, winning all 3 starts, including a Grade 2 at Aintree on final outing. Looks a very good prospect for novice hurdling. TFRHHHHH BHA-

5 Br

LET’S HAVE ANOTHER (IRE)) (132)) 3

B g Fame And Glory - Rocella Lady (IRE) R NE Harry Redknapp & Aiden Murphy UN R Mr D. Delaney N

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5 10-12 Olly Murphy, Wilmcote McCoy Contractors

TIMEFORM VIEW Fame And Glory geldingNwho showed promise amid the odd hint of greenness when third in 8-runner bumper at Ffos Las (15.8f) on debut in May. In a good yard and should have a future over hurdles. TFRHHHII BHA-

6 Br

MEXICAN BOY (IRE) (154) 2-5 BF

Gr g Kayf Tara - J’Y Viens (FR) The Four Timers Corrib Racing

5 10-12

Sean Bowen Olly Murphy, Wilmcote The Mexican Cantina Co Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Half-brother to fair hurdler/chaser Mance Rayder. Showed a fair amount of promise when second on bumper debut at Warwick, but disappointed at Market Rasen last time. Hurdle debut. TFRHHIII BHA-

7 Br

SUPASUNRISE (IRE) (-)

B g Mores Wells - Sofia Aurora (USA) Jump For Fun Racing Mr & Mrs James Hannon

5 10-12

Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Agetur (UK) Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Mores Wells gelding. Closely related to 2 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/fair chaser Rodriguez. Respected newcomer. TFRHHHII BHA-

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THE PLIMSOLL LINE (IRE) (224) 33-

5 10-12

B g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Patsy Choice (IRE) Dave Smith & Mike Wright Mr J. Finlay

Rex Dingle Jeremy Scott, Dulverton Brendon Powerwashers

TIMEFORMVIEWHas a reasonable pedigree and fared best of the newcomers when third in an Exeter bumper in January. Not in same form there next time and now tries hurdling after 7 months off. TFRHHHII BHA-

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TRUCKIN WITH PADDY (IRE) (145) 6P/422-1

B g Imperial Monarch (IRE) - Our Alma (IRE) Adam Tucker & Chris Aubrey Patrick Condon

6 10-12

Harry Bannister Pat Murphy, Hungerford Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Imperial Monarch gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Fill The Power, stayed 3 1/2m. Off the mark in points at ninth attempt last time (May 16). TFRHHIII BHA-

10 Br

WELSBY (IRE) (1427) 1///-

9 10-12

B g Gold Well - Stonehouse (IRE) Miss Danika Johnsey-Plumley Thomas Fleming

Nick Scholfield Deborah Faulkner, Chepstow

TIMEFORM VIEW Overcame inexperience to make a winning bumper debut at Aintree in November 2017, but not seen since. Sold out of Nicky Henderson’s yard for only £5,000. TFRHHIII BHA-

11 Br

PIKAR (FR) (-)

4 10-11

B g Masterstroke (USA) - Prairie Scilla (GER) Harry Skelton Yorton Racing Dan Skelton, Alcester Appapays Racing Club Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire)

TIMEFORM VIEW Masterstroke gelding. Closely related to a winner and half-brother to 6 winners on Flat, including useful 1m winner Prairie Pearl. Needs respecting on debut for top stable. TFRHHHHI BHADECLARED RUNNERS 11 2020: FLIC OU VOYOU (FR) 6 10 12 Harry Cobden 4-7 (Paul Nicholls) 9 ran Running for the first time since Gelding No. 7, 11. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 1. Probable S.P’s: 11-10 Knappers Hill (IRE), 6-1 Earth Business (IRE), 8-1 Pikar (FR), 12-1 Let’s Have Another (IRE), 14-1 Supasunrise (IRE), 22-1 The Plimsoll Line (IRE), 25-1 Mexican Boy (IRE), 40-1 Carry On The Magic (IRE), Truckin With Paddy (IRE), 66-1 Welsby (IRE), 100-1 Flash Klass (FR)

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SECOND RACE 1.35 TWO MILES ABOUT SEVEN AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 7F 131YDS) FOR NOVICE FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE TOM MALONE BLOODSTOCK NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Total race value £20000 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £8346, 2nd £4174, 3rd £2086, 4th £1044. (Penalty Value £10892) A

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Nicholls (49 wins from 185 runners, 26%) runs THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): F O’Brien (4 wins from 24 runners, 17%) runs ASK DILLON LONGEST TRAVELLER: HONEST VIC trained by H Daly, Ludlow, 60 miles. An intriguing novice chase with all 4 arriving with interesting profiles, not least THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE. An upwardly-mobile hurdler boasting 4 wins from 5 starts, he’s just the type to excel over fences and could be the answer. Ask Dillon, who ended last term with success over hurdles at Cheltenham, is feared most. 1-2-3: 1.THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE (IRE) 2.ASK DILLON (IRE) 3.HONEST VIC (IRE) KEY colours

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ASK DILLON (IRE) (177) 422461- D

B g Ask - Mum’s Miracle (IRE) 4 The Fun Partnership Mrs Jerry Rohan

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Paddy Brennan Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Dunraven Group of Companies

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart handicap hurdler last season, signing off with success at Cheltenham (3m) in April. Fell on return chase debut last term (gambled on) but still the sort to do well over fences. Interesting. TFRHHHHI BHA148

2 Br

DOES HE KNOW (GB) (205) 111r05- D

6

B g Alkaased (USA) - Diavoleria Yes He Does Syndicate M. W. Easterby

11-2

David Bass Kim Bailey, Cheltenham Kim Bailey Racing Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressed nicely over hurdles last term, a hat-trick of victories culminating in Cheltenham Gr 2. Creditable fifth in Grade 1 Ballymore final start and likely to make his mark in this sphere. TFRHHHII BHA142

3 Br

HONEST VIC (IRE) (241) 415/150- D

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B g Kalanisi (IRE) - Miss Vic Lovin (IRE) Carole Daly & Partners Mr W. G. Cleary

11-2

Richard Patrick Henry Daly, Ludlow Humphrey Butler Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive over timber in a visor, landing Pertemps qualifier at Cheltenham (3m) 12 months ago. Confined to just 2 starts thereafter, well held in jumpers bumper in February. TFRHHHII BHA150

4 Br

THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE (IRE) (170) 1/11161- C D

B g Shantou (USA) - Didinas (FR) McNeill Family James Dunne

6

11-2

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Ultima Business Solutions

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdler last term, boasting 4 wins from 5 starts either side of a solid sixth in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. Promises to do even better now chasing. Exciting. TFRHHHHH BHA141 2020: NO CORRESPONDING RACE LAST YEAR DECLARED RUNNERS 4 Hood worn by No. 2. Visor worn by No. 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1. Stewards Note: DOES HE KNOW: Following its run on 17/3/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. Probable S.P’s: 2-1 Ask Dillon (IRE), 9-4 Threeunderthrufive (IRE), 4-1 Does He Know (GB), 9-2 Honest Vic (IRE)

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THIRD RACE 2.10 TWO MILES ABOUT SEVEN AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 7F 131YDS) FOR TEN YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE PROFESSOR CAROLINE TISDALL SUPPORTS HEROIC JUMPERS VETERANS’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (Leg 7 Of The Veterans’ Chase Series) Total race value £30000 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £11925, 2nd £5961, 3rd £2982, 4th £1491, 5th £744, 6th £372. (Penalty Value £15609)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): D Pipe (17 wins from 88 runners, 19%) runs VIEUX LION ROUGE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): C Longsdon (5 wins from 16 runners, 31%) runs VIVAS WEIGHTWATCHER: SOUPY SOUPS won off a handicap mark of 132, his rating is now down 7lb to 125. LONGEST TRAVELLER: DANCING SHADOW trained by V Dartnall, Barnstaple, 85 miles. RACE SUMMARY

A case can be made for a few of these veterans, but GEORDIE DES CHAMPS comes here on the back of two Ffos Las hurdling wins so gets the vote off a reduced chasing mark. Charlie Longsdon has his string in good nick so Vivas is feared most if his jumping holds up, while 2019 winner Vieux Lion Rouge can’t be discounted either. 1-2-3: 1.GEORDIE DES CHAMPS (IRE) 2.VIVAS (FR) 3.VIEUX LION ROUGE (FR) KEY colours

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VIEUX LION ROUGE (FR) (181) 00/510F- CD

12 11-12

Ch g Sabiango (GER) - Indecise (FR) Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent F. M. Cottin

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Tom Scudamore David Pipe, Wellington W & S Recycling

TIMEFORM VIEW Landed this contest in 2019 and also bagged the Becher last term but fell 20th when in midfield in Grand National at Aintree. Good record fresh and he’s much respected. TFRHHHII BHA148

2 Br

POTTERS CORNER (IRE) (181) 11/30PP- CD

B g Indian Danehill (IRE) - Woodford Beauty (IRE) All Stars Sports, Davies & RacehorseClub Mrs P. J. O’Connor

11 11-9

Jack Tudor (3) Christian Williams, Bridgend RacehorseClub.com

TIMEFORM VIEW Won the 2019 Midlands National and Welsh National but not so productive last season and pulled up in Grand National to end campaign. Sort to bounce back. TFRHHHII BHA145

3 Br

DOUBLE SHUFFLE (IRE) (181) 0/0316F- D

B g Milan - Fiddlers Bar (IRE) Crossed Fingers Partnership A. W. Young

11 11-9

Jonathan Burke Tom George, Slad HBA Media

TIMEFORM VIEW Ended long losing run in 3m Kempton handicap in January but off since falling 12th in Grand National at Aintree. Not discounted on his comeback. TFRHHHII BHA145

4 Br

SIR IVAN (GB) (147) 5/3231-3 D

B g Midnight Legend - Tisho The Eyre Family Patricia Ann Scott-Dunn

11 11-5

Lorcan Murtagh (3) Harry Fry, Seaborough Citipost, Citipost

TIMEFORM VIEW 3m2f winner at Newbury who ended last term with good third in handicap chase at Aintree (25f, good) in May. In the picture on his seasonal return. TFRHHHII BHA141

5 Br

SOME CHAOS (IRE) (173) 31543P- D

B g Brian Boru - Iruna Iris (IRE) Mason Scudamore Racing Maurice Keane

10 11-4

Ben Poste Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Kiely Bros Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Scored at Kelso last October but off track since pulled up in Scottish National at Ayr in April when let down by his jumping. Since had wind op so he’s not ruled out if it sparks a resurgence. TFRHHHII BHA140

6 Br

GEORDIE DES CHAMPS (IRE) (113) 50//P6-11 C D 10 10-8

Br g Robin des Champs (FR) - Kilcoleman Lady (IRE) Mr John P. McManus David Fenton

Adam Wedge Rebecca Curtis, Newport William Hill

TIMEFORM VIEW Right back on track this summer, scoring twice over hurdles at Ffos Las. Goes back chasing now and he ought to be competitive again off a reduced mark. TFRHHHHH BHA130

7 Br

SOUPY SOUPS (IRE) (124) 1P0P-PP D

10 10-3

Ch g Stowaway - Near Dunleer (IRE) Sam Twiston-Davies Equi ex Incertis Partners Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke Joe Brennan Wild Beer Co Ltd, Bet UK / Game Tech Marketing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Pulled up for the fourth time in his last five runs at Perth in June when tried blinkered there. Yard in good nick but he needs a big step forward. TFRHHIII BHA125

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8 Br

VIVAS (FR) (17) P5PPF-U

B or Br g Davidoff (GER) - Lavircas (FR) Mr Nigel M. Davies Mr Edgar Van Haaran

10 10-3

Paul O’Brien (3) Charlie Longsdon, Chipping Norton Horizon International Cargo Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Had wind op before unseating rider 15th (still in touch) in handicap at Warwick 17 days ago. Cheekpieces back on and weighted to go well if his jumping holds up. TFRHHHHI BHA125

9 Br

ASOCKASTAR (IRE) (37) 104264 D

B g Milan - Baie Barbara (IRE) Mr Daniel John Bourne Miss Elizabeth Kennedy

13 10-3

Shane Quinlan (5) Daniel Bourne, Varteg

TIMEFORM VIEW Resumed winning ways over hurdles at Worcester (20f) in May but he has turned in two modest efforts back chasing of late. Others are preferred. TFRHHIII BHA125

10 Br

INDY FIVE (IRE) (310) PF44/23- D

B g Vertical Speed (FR) - Beesplease (IRE) The Dobbin Club Robert & Miss Melanie Downes

11 10-1

Brian Hughes David Dennis, Banbury Dd Racing Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser at his peak but off track since below-par third at Haydock 10 months ago for Tom Symonds. Needs to hit the ground running. TFRHHHII BHA123

Br

DANCING SHADOW (IRE) (197) P3/336U-

Br g Craigsteel - Be My Shadow (IRE) The Dancing Shadows Patrick Kennedy

12 10-0

Alan Johns Victor Dartnall, Barnstaple Hartnoll Hotel

TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran who twice went close to ending his long losing run here last term, still in front when unseating 4 out over 30f here in March. Can’t be ruled out on his seasonal return. TFRHHHII BHA122 DECLARED RUNNERS 11 2020: PRESENT MAN (IRE) 10 11 9 Bryony Frost 12-1 (Paul Nicholls) 12 ran Blinkers worn by No. 11. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 4. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 5. Probable S.P’s: 13-2 Geordie des Champs (IRE), Indy Five (IRE), 7-1 Sir Ivan (GB), 8-1 Vivas (FR), 9-1 Vieux Lion Rouge (FR), Potters Corner (IRE), 12-1 Asockastar (IRE), 14-1 Double Shuffle (IRE), Dancing Shadow (IRE), 16-1 Soupy Soups (IRE), 18-1 Some Chaos (IRE)

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PERSIAN WAR

THE UNIBET PERSIAN WAR NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (GRADE 2) The Grade Two Persian War Novices’ Hurdle is named after an outstanding horse who won three consecutive Champion Hurdles in 1968-70. He only just missed out on a fourth by being in less than tip-top condition when lining up for the 1971 race and coming up against another exceptional horse, Bula. For his first two championships Persian War was trained close to Chepstow racecourse by ex-jockey Colin Davies, but his owner was hard to please and the horse was moved to another stable. The race named after him was first run at Chepstow in 2000 and, being confined to novices and run over two and a half miles, it has proved to be a stepping stone for several future staying hurdlers and chasers. Silviniaco Conti won the race in 2010 and went on to be a consistent top class chaser, and though he never excelled at Cheltenham his 16 victories elsewhere earned over £1m. They included seven Grade 1s, notably the King George VI Chase on at Kempton in 2013 and 2014. One of the best Persian War Hurdles for producing future stars was that of 2014. The winner, Blaklion, would later win the RSA at Cheltenham, Aintree’s Becher Chase and finish fourth in the Grand National when favourite. The runner-up, Vicente, wasn’t at his best on the soft going at Chepstow and showed his true colours later by winning two Scottish Nationals. Thyme Hill was a classy winner in 2019. He was an unlucky fourth at the next Cheltenham Festival, beaten a length and a half after twice being denied a clear run. He has become one of the top British staying hurdlers, winning Aintree’s Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle in the spring. The 2020 running went to Paul Nicholls for the fifth time in the last eleven years, with McFabulous (pictured above), who has since taken his career record to 7-13. He will probably be seen novice chasing soon. In recent times the race has been sponsored by Unibet and this year the prize money has been increased to £60,000.


FOURTH RACE 2.45 TWO MILES ABOUT THREE AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 3F 100YDS) FOR NOVICE FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE UNIBET PERSIAN WAR NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Total race value £60000 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £26148, 2nd £10734, 3rd £5370, 4th £2682, 5th £1344, 6th £672. (Penalty Value £34170) A

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Nicholls (49 wins from 185 runners, 26%) runs PASO DOBLE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): N Henderson (5 wins from 10 runners, 50%) runs FIRST STREET FANCY THAT: P Hobbs won this race in 2011 & 2019. The stable runs CAMPROND & LUTTRELL LAD today. P Nicholls won this race in 2012, 2016, 2018 & 2020. The stable runs PASO DOBLE today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: TILE TAPPER trained by C Honour, Ashburton, 107 miles. RACE SUMMARY

This is normally an informative early-season contest and this year’s renewal looks no different. COEUR SEREIN and Camprond bring solid handicap form to the table and set the pretty clear standard. The former drops back in trip while the latter goes the other way, with clear preference for the Jonjo O’Neill-trained runner. Up For Parol is perhaps the pick of the unexposed opposition.

1-2-3: 1.COEUR SEREIN (IRE) 2.CAMPROND (FR) 3.UP FOR PAROL (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

horse

CAMPROND (FR) (34) 12-3142 BF

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Bernieres (IRE) Mr John P. McManus S.A. Franklin Finance

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

st lb

5

11-0

Aidan Coleman Philip Hobbs, Minehead

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful 1 1/2m French Flat winner and successful twice over hurdles at around 16.5f. Odds-on defeat to leave behind and isn’t obviously crying out for this longer trip, but he has solid claims on form. TFRHHHHI BHA134

2 Br

COEUR SEREIN (IRE) (143) 32/411-1

B g Fame And Glory - Balvenie (IRE) Andy Ralph Seamus Kennedy

7

11-0

Jonjo O’Neill Jr. Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham Wasdell Group

TIMEFORM VIEW Made giant strides in handicaps during the spring, travelling with more purpose fitted with cheekpieces when completing hat-trick at Huntingdon in May (25f). Dips back in trip but looks one to beat. TFRHHHHH BHA136

3 Br

LUTTRELL LAD (IRE) (25) 2114-1

B g Beat Hollow - Fairly Definite (IRE) Owners for Owners Luttrell Lad Louis G. Vambeck

5

11-0

Tom O’Brien Philip Hobbs, Minehead Philip Hobbs Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful dual-bumper winner last season and fourth in a Grade 2 at Aintree on final start. Outclassed 12 rivals on hurdles bow at Worcester (2m) 3 weeks ago and will leave bare form well behind. TFRHHHII BHA-

4 Br

TILE TAPPER (GB) (209) 1/32330-

B g Malinas (GER) - Darn Hot Cotswold Stone Supplies Ltd No Illusions Partnership

7

11-0

Bryan Carver Chris Honour, Ashburton Cotswold Stone Supplies

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful bumper winner who kept good company over hurdles last winter. Not disgraced in the EBF Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Final at Sandown final start but this is a tough ask on return. TFRHHIII BHA125

5 Br

UP FOR PAROL (IRE) (190) P1411-

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Clarification (IRE) Sir Chips Keswick Mrs Deborah Hobson

5

11-0

Gavin Sheehan Jamie Snowden, Lambourn Betvictor

TIMEFORM VIEW Point winner who displayed progressive form over hurdles last term, supplementing maiden win in novice company at Ffos Las in April (both 2m). Bred to stay well and open to lots of improvement. TFRHHHHI BHA131

6 Br

FIRST STREET (GB) (18) 2211

B g Golden Horn - Ladys First Lady Bamford & Alice Bamford Lady Bamford

4 10-12

Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Unibet

TIMEFORM VIEW Sent off favourite all 4 career starts, runner-up in a brace of bumpers but unbeaten in as many starts over hurdles having been hooded. Jumping still requires some work and this a lot harder. TFRHHHII BHA134

7 Br

HIDDEN HEROICS (FR) (166) 1

4 10-12

B g Coastal Path - Quine de Sivola (FR) Harry Skelton Mr Ian Lawrence Dan Skelton, Alcester Mr Mickael Fennessy Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire)

TIMEFORM VIEW Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 33f) Nine de Sivola. Fetched £60,000 after winning sole start in Irish points during the spring. In top hands but he is thrown in deep. TFRHHHII BHA-

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8 Br

PASO DOBLE (IRE) (158) 3-1

Br g Dawn Approach (IRE) - Baila Me (GER) Mr Graeme Brooks Godolphin

4 10-12

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Morson Group

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful Flat winner (stays 1 3/4m) for Jim Bolger. Made a very encouraging start to hurdles career when third in Grade 2 Adonis in February and landed the odds back at Kempton 10 weeks later. TFRHHHII BHA129 2020: MCFABULOUS (IRE) 6 11 3 Harry Cobden 4-6 (Paul Nicholls) 7 ran Hood worn by No. 3, 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2.

DECLARED RUNNERS 8

Probable S.P’s: 7-2 Coeur Serein (IRE), 4-1 Paso Doble (IRE), 11-2 Camprond (FR), First Street (GB), 15-2 Up For Parol (IRE), 9-1 Luttrell Lad (IRE), 14-1 Hidden Heroics (FR), 28-1 Tile Tapper (GB)

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Silver Forever PAUL FERGUSON’S JUMPERS TO FOLLOW 4-Y-O HURDLE - HISTORY (FORMERLY FREE HANDICAP HURDLE)

The Free Handicap Hurdle for four-year-olds dates back to 1969 and was sponsored by Timeform for many years. Its most illustrious winner was Night Nurse in 1975, one of the all-time greats whose gameness made him one of the most popular horses in a Golden Age for jump racing. His 35 victories included two Champion Hurdles and numerous major steeplechases. He was second in a Cheltenham Gold Cup. Contrastingly, the 1977 Free Hurdle winner Levaramoss was a good prospect who later turned sour, frequently refusing to start and eventually being banned. 1983’s winner Ra Nova would go on to win Newbury’s Schweppes Gold Trophy (now the Betfair Hurdle), the richest handicap hurdle of the season, four months later. The photogenic grey Silver Streak, from the Evan Williams stable, won in 2017. It was the Welsh yard’s second success in the race in three years. With hindsight the future Champion Hurdle third and Christmas Hurdle winner was a certainty here, carrying just ten stone four pounds. Martin Pipe’s stable dominated the Free Hurdle in the 1990s but since then Paul Nicholls has been the man to follow with eight victories since 2002. The latest, in 2020, was Thyme White, owned by the late Andy Stewart, of Big Buck’s fame. The race is now sponsored by Weatherbys who used it as vehicle to promote Paul Ferguson’s popular publication ‘Jumpers To Follow’.


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Paul Ferguson - Author of Jumpers To Follow Altior, Court Minstrel, Cue Card, Fingal Bay, Silver Streak and Thyme Hill. Those are just some of the familiar names who were successful at this two-day fixture in the early part of their careers and it really does signify the beginning of the National Hunt season ‘proper’. For that reason alone, it is a pleasure to be back at chepstow this afternoon, having been forced to miss last year’s meeting, due to covid restrictions, and we once again look set fair for a fantastic day of sport. The card gets underway with a 2m novices’ hurdle, this year run in memory of Andy Stewart, who sadly passed away last month at the age of 70. The owner of top-class staying hurdler Big Buck’s, Stewart was a loyal supporter and close friend of Paul Nicholls, so it would be fitting if the champion trainer were to land the opening race, with the exciting Knappers Hill. Unbeaten in three starts in bumpers, his career began at this fixture 12 months ago and his season ended with victory in Aintree’s Grade 2 Weatherbys-sponsored contest on Grand National day. He will be priced up accordingly, but is one of the most promising runners on today’s card. Last year, Stewart’s red, white and black silks were carried to victory in the four-year-old handicap hurdle by Thyme White and both myself and Weatherbys were delighted with the declarations on Wednesday morning. This is the seventh successive year that Weatherbys have sponsored this particular race and it promises to be a very competitive renewal. This is a race in which Paul Nicholls boasts a fantastic record, so Hell Red is an obvious contender. An impressive winner of the Juvenile Hurdle at this meeting last year, he finished runner-up to now stable-mate Monmiral at Auteuil before joining Nicholls and appears to appreciate a relatively sound surface. Nicholls would have had several options for this race, so it is significant that he relies solely on this grey, even from entry stage. One thing that Hell Red will have to overcome is a battle for the lead, as there appears to be plenty of pace on. Cabot Cliffs, Casa Loupi, Tinnahalla and Caldwell all like to go forward, so it could be a strongly-contested affair up front and one or two might have to drop in. It might, therefore, be that the race sets up nicely for one of the closers, with Herbiers and Elham Valley a pair who like to come from off the pace. The latter did just that when running on to claim third in the Boodles at Cheltenham in March and the extra yardage (due to rail movements) might well play to his strengths. Tactically, this could be a fascinating watch. Elsewhere on the card, the Grade 2 Persian War Novices’ Hurdle is the feature and again Nicholls, who could be set for a big day, looks well represented. He saddles the lightly-raced Paso Doble, who jumped well when winning over the minimum trip at Kempton in May and looks open to considerable improvement. Up For Parol is another speedy sort, who ought to appreciate the prevailing conditions, whilst Luttrell Lad finished fourth behind Knappers Hill at Aintree and made a winning start over hurdles at Worcester last month. Best of luck and enjoy the action, Paul.


FIFTH RACE 3.20 ABOUT TWO MILES (2M 11YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD

THE PAUL FERGUSON’S JUMPERS TO FOLLOW 4-Y-O HURDLE RACE (A LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Total race value £25000 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £9938, 2nd £4968, 3rd £2485, 4th £1243, 5th £620, 6th £310. (Penalty Value £13007.50)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Nicholls (49 wins from 185 runners, 26%) runs HELL RED TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (5 wins from 26 runners, 19%) runs CABOT CLIFFS FANCY THAT: E Williams won this race in 2015 & 2017. The stable runs STATE CROWN today. P Nicholls won this race in 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018 & 2020. The stable runs HELL RED today.

LONGEST TRAVELLER: CASA LOUPI trained by G Moore, Horsham, 128 miles.

RACE SUMMARY Paul Nicholls has saddled the winner of this race seven times since 2007 and HELL RED could be another for the yard. He surely has more to offer and the dry forecast is a plus given that his best efforts last season were on good/good to firm. Tinnahalla has a good chance of reversing March’s Ascot placings with Herbiers on these revised terms and is feared most ahead of Megan and Cabot Cliffs. 1-2-3: 1.HELL RED (FR) 2.TINNAHALLA (IRE) 3.MEGAN (GER) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Br

Jockey

horse

PLAY SMARTER

Trainer

Sponsor st lb

CABOT CLIFFS (IRE) (179) 341102- D

Ch g Gleneagles (IRE) - Hallouella Craig & Laura Buckingham Deerpark Stud

11-10

Harry Skelton Dan Skelton, Alcester Red Rock Partnership Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Front-runner who was successful 3 times in juvenile hurdles last term, including twice at Warwick in February. Second in 2m Huntingdon novice when last seen and should be in the mix if ready to roll. TFRHHHII BHA135

2 Br

CASA LOUPI (GB) (173) 22211- D

Ch g Casamento (IRE) - Kameruka Mrs Giles Pritchard-Gordon Giles W. Pritchard-Gordon (Farming) Ltd

11-6

Jamie Moore Gary Moore, Horsham K M Elite Products Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Dominant in small fields at Plumpton and Wincanton on final 2 starts of last term. Clearly talented, but will face competition for the lead here and mark for handicap debut in this sphere looks tough. TFRHHHII BHA131

3 Br

HERBIERS (FR) (167) 021311- D

B g Waldpark (GER) - Qualanke (FR) The Nevers Racing Partnership Jacques Cypres

11-5

Henry Brooke Oliver Greenall, Malpas Swansway, Smartplanner

TIMEFORM VIEW French bumper winner who did little wrong switched to hurdles last season, culminating in a valuable 2m Sandown handicap success in April. More needed up 8lb, but couldn’t rule out all the same. TFRHHHII BHA130

4 Br

HELL RED (FR) (188) 2/1P301- CD

Gr g Martaline - Queen Margot (FR) Sir Martin Broughton & Friends 6 Kerry Ann Kepa & Auregann Kepa

11-5

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Morson Group

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning start for Paul Nicholls over C&D at this meeting last year and also ended 2020/21 campaign on a successful note, readily landing the odds in a Newton Abbot novice. Likely he has more to offer. TFRHHHHH BHA130

5 Br

ELHAM VALLEY (FR) (143) 14333- D

Gr g Tin Horse (IRE) - Dame du Floc (IRE) Caveat Emptor Partnership Mme Sarah Lhermite

11-2

Paddy Brennan Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Dunraven Group of Companies

TIMEFORM VIEWSet some stiff tasks following Sandown hurdles debut success last term, best effort when third in the Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival. However, improvement is required off a stiff-looking mark. TFRHHIII BHA127

6 Br

TINNAHALLA (IRE) (170) 42141- D

11-1

B g Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Bright Bank (IRE) Aidan Coleman Mrs J. A. Wakefield Olly Murphy, Wilmcote Churchtown, Lane & Orpendale Bloodstock Black Castle Sports Management Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Creditable fourth in Ascot handicap won by Herbiers in March (beaten 4 lengths and now meets that rival on 12lb better terms) and successful at Catterick and Ludlow either side of that. Claims. TFRHHHHI BHA126

7 Br

MEGAN (GER) (252) 13P- D

10-9

Ch f Lord of England (GER) - Mrs Summersby (IRE) Ciaran Gethings Stuart Edmunds Racing Club Stuart Edmunds, Newport Pagnell Gestut Etzean Science Supplements

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful Flat performer in Germany and impressive start over hurdles at Leicester last November. Misfired at Doncaster when last seen, but mark for this handicap bow looks fair and she merits respect. TFRHHHII BHA120

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8 Br

CALDWELL (GB) (196) 2421- D

B c Dansili - Milford Sound Mr and Mrs N Dower Juddmonte Farms Ltd

10-8

Tom Scudamore Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Kiely Bros Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved when making a winning handicap bow at Musselburgh on final run of last term, proving 6 lengths too good for the re-opposing Progressive. Much more on his plate up 10lb in this stronger race. TFRHHIII BHA119 (-2)

9 Br

PYRAMID PLACE (IRE) (194) 101160- D

B g Authorized (IRE) - Attima PP & R Syndicate Kingsley Park Ltd

10-8

Mitchell Bastyan (3) Milton Harris, Warminster

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner of 3 of his first 5 starts over hurdles last season before struggling in a Kempton Grade 2. Not entirely disgraced in Ascot handicap won by Herbiers in March, but he clearly has work to do. TFRHIIII BHA119

10 Br

STATE CROWN (IRE) (38) 3661-01

Ch g New Approach (IRE) - Patroness six franks Godolphin

10-7

Adam Wedge Evan Williams, Llancarfan

TIMEFORM VIEW Opened hurdles account over 16.8f at Newton Abbot during the spring, and improved when making all for an emphatic success over the same C&D in August. 6lb rise fair, but this is much tougher. TFRHHIII BHA118

11 Br

ORCHESTRAL RAIN (IRE) (33) 33115-3 D

B g Born To Sea (IRE) - Musical Rain (IRE) Mark Albon & Chris Stedman Mr T. Jones

10-7

Sam Twiston-Davies Dr Richard Newland, Droitwich Carehome Selection Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Landed a pair of juvenile hurdles last autumn and positive start to this season when third upped to 2 1/2m at Perth. Drop back in trip looks a good move and he’s not without each-way hope. TFRHHIII BHA118

12 Br

PROGRESSIVE (GB) (22) 14420-5

B f Nathaniel (IRE) - Graduation A D Spence & John Connolly Cheveley Park Stud Limited

10-4

Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Spreadex Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Flat winner who was successful on hurdles bow at Doncaster in December. Rather disappointing on the whole thereafter, though, and recent spin on the Flat following a wind op wasn’t overly encouraging. TFRHHIII BHA114 2020: THYME WHITE (FR) 4 11 1 Harry Cobden 6-1 (Paul Nicholls) 12 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 12 Hood worn by No. 1, 9. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 4, 5, 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 10.

RACE FIVE

Probable S.P’s: 11-2 Hell Red (FR), 6-1 Herbiers (FR), 7-1 Cabot Cliffs (IRE), 8-1 Tinnahalla (IRE), 17-2 Casa Loupi (GB), 11-1 Megan (GER), 12-1 Elham Valley (FR), 14-1 State Crown (IRE), 16-1 Orchestral Rain (IRE), 18-1 Caldwell (GB), 20-1 Progressive (GB), 40-1 Pyramid Place (IRE)

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& FFD5 La5 Racing Club We are delighted to enter a third season of the Chepstow & Ffos Las Racing Club with a horse trained by Tim Vaughan. Even with the pandemic our loyal members have continued to enjoy the best of what was on offer and we feel we have a horse this season that can enter the winner's enclosure as others have in the past.

The Horse..

Gyllen - 6yo bay gelding. Gyllen was owned and bred by Godolphin before joining Tim last season. He has been learning his trade and looks to be well handicapped and ready to make his mark for us. The Trainer..

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SIXTH RACE 3.55 TWO MILES ABOUT THREE AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 3F 100YDS) FOR NOVICE FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS FILLIES AND MARES

THE ITM - IT PAYS TO BUY IRISH EBF MARES’ ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (EBF Mares’ NH Novices’ Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB RACE) Total race value £8700 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £3631, 2nd £1816, 3rd £907, 4th £454. (Penalty Value £4738.02)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Nicholls (49 wins from 185 runners, 26%) runs MONDORA TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (5 wins from 26 runners, 19%) runs RUNWITHTHETIDE & WHENTHEPENNYDROPS FANCY THAT: P Nicholls won this race in 2018 & 2019. The stable runs MONDORA today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: DOIREANN trained by S Edmunds, Newport Pagnell, 107 miles. RACE SUMMARY

NINA THE TERRIER looked potentially useful when making a winning hurdling debut at Warwick in May and can put her jumping experience to good use and defy a penalty. Mansoline and My Keepsake are respected on their bumper form, while point-winner Runwiththetide looks a likely type for Dan Skelton. 1-2-3: 1.NINA THE TERRIER (IRE) 2.MANSOLINE (FR) 3.RUNWITHTHETIDE (IRE) KEY

colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

NINA THE TERRIER (IRE) (158) 1454-1

B m Milan - Shees A Dante (IRE) Mr Charles Dingwall Mr Sam Doyle

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

st lb

5

11-5

Tom Bellamy Alan King, Barbury Castle Hare Group Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Bumper winner who looked potentially useful when making a winning hurdles bow at Warwick in May. The one to beat under a penalty. TFRHHHHH BHA-

2 Br

FAMILIAR SPIRIT (GB)) (200)) 5060-

B m Fame And Glory - Sounds Familiar (IRE) R NE Hot To Trot Jumping UN R Mrs M. L. Luck N

5 10-12 Warren Greatrex, Upper Lambourn 1Account Ltd

NO in bumpers and fared no better over hurdles so far. Easily opposed. TIMEFORM VIEW Down the field both starts TFRHIIII BHA-

3 Br

MANSOLINE (FR) (183) 10-

Ch m Brave Mansonnien (FR) - Line Mai (FR) Kate & Andrew Brooks Mr Jeremy Buez

5 10-12

Gavin Sheehan Christian Williams, Bridgend NAF

TIMEFORM VIEW 100/1 but no fluke when making winning debut in 14-runner bumper at Warwick (soft) in March. Went off too hard in Grade 2 at Aintree following month so not taken lightly on hurdles bow. TFRHHHHI BHA-

4 Br

MY KEEPSAKE (GB) (207) 320-

Br m Kalanisi (IRE) - Dudeen (IRE) The Vintage Hunters Mrs E. A. Pendarves

5 10-12

Tom O’Brien Philip Hobbs, Minehead Philip Hobbs Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair form in bumpers and type to do better over hurdles. Off 6 months. TFRHHHHI BHA-

5 Br

WHENTHEPENNYDROPS (GB) (230) 5-

B m Kayf Tara - Subtilty Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates - Whenthep Mill House Stud & Kathy Stuart

5 10-12

Bridget Andrews Dan Skelton, Alcester Monu-Skincare Cheltnham Spa

TIMEFORM VIEW £15,000 3-y-o, Kayf Tara mare who shaped with some encouragement in Ascot bumper for Kayley Woollacott. Interesting on hurdles debut for top yard. TFRHHHII BHA-

6 Br

DOIREANN (IRE) (152) 3

B f Shirocco (GER) - Sew N Sew (IRE) Stuart Edmunds Racing Club Miss Emma Jayne Gallagher

4 10-10

Ciaran Gethings Stuart Edmunds, Newport Pagnell Science Supplements

TIMEFORM VIEW Shirocco filly. Dam unraced sister to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser (2m/17f winner) An Cathaoir Mor. Third sole start in Irish points (May 9). TFRHHIII BHA-

7 Br

ELUSIVE POLLY (GB) (300) 04-

B f Kalanisi (IRE) - Parlez Vous BumpersToJumpers 1 Mrs C. J. C. Bailey

4 10-10

Richard Patrick Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Kiely Bros Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Well held both starts in bumpers. Off 10 months. Makes hurdles debut. TFRHIIII BHA-

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8 Br

MONDORA (FR) (217) 244-

4 10-10

Gr f Montmartre (FR) - Clarte d’Or (FR) Mrs Johnny de la Hey Mr Athanase Poulopoulos

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Morson Group

TIMEFORM VIEW Just modest form in bumpers so needs to improve for the switch to hurdles after 7 months off/wind op. TFRHHHII BHA-

9 Br

RUNWITHTHETIDE (IRE) (166) F-1

B f Presenting - Don’t Be Upset (IRE) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Tide Mr K. D. Cotter

4 10-10

Harry Skelton Dan Skelton, Alcester Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Presenting filly. Half-sister to 2 winning pointers. Dam unraced half-sister to useful hurdler/chaser (stayed 3m) Lead On. Off mark in Irish points at second attempt last time (Apr 25). Likely type. TFRHHHHI BHA2020: WILD ROMANCE (IRE) 5 10 12 Bridget Andrews 13-2 (Dan Skelton) 9 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 9 Hood, Tongue Strap worn by No. 8. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 8. Stewards Note: MY KEEPSAKE: Following its run on 15/3/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run. Probable S.P’s: 2-1 Nina The Terrier (IRE), 4-1 Runwiththetide (IRE), 7-1 My Keepsake (GB), 15-2 Mondora (FR), 8-1 Mansoline (FR), 16-1 Whenthepennydrops (GB), 22-1 Doireann (IRE), 33-1 Elusive Polly (GB)

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SEVENTH RACE 4.25 TWO MILES ABOUT SEVEN AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 7F 131YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE DRAGON TV & FILM STUDIOS CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) Total race value £9400 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £3338, 2nd £1670, 3rd £834, 4th £418, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280, 8th £280. (Penalty Value £4356.80) A

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Hobbs (27 wins from 154 runners, 18%) runs FROM THE HEART TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): F O’Brien (4 wins from 24 runners, 17%) runs HUNTSMANS JOG WEIGHTWATCHER: FINGERONTHESWITCH won off a handicap mark of 122, his rating is now down 7lb to 115. LONGEST TRAVELLER: FROM THE HEART trained by P Hobbs, Minehead, 76 miles. RACE SUMMARY KILPIN is still relatively unexposed as a chaser and his stable thrives at this time of year, so he’s fancied to make a winning reappearance in an open race. Huntsmans Jog is another one likely to be well tuned up for his return and is feared most ahead of Strictlyadancer. 1-2-3: 1.KILPIN (IRE) 2.HUNTSMANS JOG (IRE) 3.STRICTLYADANCER (IRE) KEY colours

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Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

HUNTSMANS JOG (IRE) (157) 14534-5 D BF

B g Milan - Faucon The Box 8 Partnership Mr Don Cantillon

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7

12-0

Liam Harrison (3) Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Dunraven Group of Companies

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdler who made a tame chasing debut at Southwell 5 months ago. Down 3lb since and top yard will likely have him well tuned up for this. Big player. TFRHHHHI BHA117

2 Br

SMUGGLER’S BLUES (IRE) (151) 22323-P D BF

B g Yeats (IRE) - Rosy de Cyborg (FR) D Rea & K Bebbington Mr Walter Connors

9 11-13

Thomas Doggrell (10) Tom George, Slad HBA Media

TIMEFORM VIEW Hard to win with and seemed amiss at Southwell when last seen 5 months ago, so others are more appealing. TFRHHIII BHA116

3 Br

READY AND ABLE (IRE) (78) 0F4-453 D

8 11-12

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Gypsy Mo Chara (IRE) J C & S R Hitchins Pierce Molony

Kevin Brogan (3) Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham Wasdell Group

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful winning hurdler/chaser nowadays. Not really firing this season but handicapper is relenting all the time, so he’s dangerous to dismiss back from a break. TFRHHHII BHA115

4 Br

JEAN GENIE (FR) (200) 4/22533-

5 11-12

Gr g Turgeon (USA) - Lady Koko Oceans Racing Mr Pascal Noue & Mr Richard Venn

Charlie Price (3) Tim Vaughan, Cowbridge Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Still winless and, while he largely ran well in handicaps last season, his mark remains about right ahead of this seasonal debut. TFRHHIII BHA115

5 Br

FINGERONTHESWITCH (IRE) (45) 000-400 D

11 11-12

B g Beneficial - Houseoftherisinsun (IRE) Hugh Nugent Cahill, Atwell & Crofts Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke Denis Cleary Atwell Martin, Bet UK / Game Tech Marketing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran chaser who continues to fall in the weights without showing much sign of taking advantage. Has had a wind op since last seen. TFRHHIII BHA115

6 Br

FROM THE HEART (IRE) (169) 011430- CD

B g Jeremy (USA) - Zephyr Lilly (IRE) Unity Farm Holiday Centre Ltd Richard Fitzgerald

7

11-9

Sean Houlihan Philip Hobbs, Minehead Holiday Resort Unity

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual scorer at this course and Taunton last October, so warrants consideration on return despite a poor final outing of the season at Warwick. TFRHHHII BHA112

7 Br

KILPIN (IRE) (267) 00/4220-

6

B g Milan - Come And Fight (IRE) W.G. & A.G. Vestey Castletown Stud & Av Bloodstock

11-9

Jordan Nailor (3) Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Agetur (UK) Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Took well to chasing without winning last term and, while his final outing 8 months ago was slightly underwhelming, he’s likely to be ready for this reappearance knowing his stable. Has had a wind op. TFRHHHHH BHA112

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8 Br

STRICTLYADANCER (IRE) (157) 1/1234-0 D BF

B g Yeats (IRE) - Feale Dancer (IRE) Encore Racing John Hayes

7

11-8

Jack Tudor (3) Christian Williams, Bridgend NAF

TIMEFORM VIEW Below form when last seen at Fakenham in May but he’s consistent in the main and made a winning reappearance last term, so he’s one to have on the radar. TFRHHHHI BHA111

9 Br

CESAR ET ROSALIE (FR) (41) 50-5415 D

9

11-6

Ch g Network (GER) - Regle de L’Art (FR) Kieren Buckley Mrs J. M. Abbott Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke Haras de Saint Voir & Mr P. Couderc Tote, Bet UK / Game Tech Marketing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Eased plenty in the weights and finally capitalised when getting on top close home at Bangor (3m) in July. Lacklustre display since but shouldn’t be written off. TFRHHHII BHA109

10 Br

ON CALL (IRE) (186) 604323- D

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Oscar’s Reprieve (IRE) Red & Black Racing R. McCarthy

8

11-1

Conor Ring Grace Harris, Shirenewton

TIMEFORM VIEW Made a positive start to chasing for this stable last term but signed off with a laboured display at this course 6 months ago. Unlikely to be tuned up on first outing since. TFRHHIII BHA104

11 Br

CLONDAW RIGGER (IRE) (127) 063F-36 CD

B g Stowaway - Daytona Lily (IRE) Katy Price Racing Club Mrs Gillian Browne

9

10-3

Shane Quinlan Katy Price, Llanigon Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Hasn’t won for a while, but probably would’ve bucked that trend had he stayed on all fours at Chepstow in April. Failed to repeat that effort since and may strip fitter for this return. TFRHHIII BHA92

12 Br

BARDEN BELLA (IRE) (138) 61F2-10 BF

B m Mahler - Princess Bella (IRE) All Stars Sports Racing Mr Martin Doyle

5

10-1

Ellis Collier (10) Christian Williams, Bridgend NAF

TIMEFORM VIEW Gained a second win over fences at Fakenham in May but backed it up with a tame effort at the same course 138 days ago. May well get back on the up. TFRHHHII BHA90

13 Br

POWERFUL POSITION (IRE) (178) 100000- D

B g Mahler - Molly Con (IRE) R J Bedford & All Stars Sports Racing John Mounsey

6

10-1

Mitchell Bastyan Christian Williams, Bridgend NAF

TIMEFORM VIEW Showed only modest form over hurdles last term but he’s a point winner who can be expected to do better in this sphere. Worth a market check back from 178 days off. TFRHHHII BHA90 DECLARED RUNNERS 13 2020: FROM THE HEART (IRE) 6 11 1 Bryan Carver 13-2 (Philip Hobbs) 9 ran Visor worn first time by No. 1. Blinkers worn by No. 3. Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 6, 9, 11. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 4, 5, 9, 10. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 5, 7. Stewards Note: SMUGGLER’S BLUES: Following its run on 10/5/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run. FROM THE HEART: Following its run on 22/4/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run. STRICTLYADANCER: Following its run on 4/5/2021 it was reported that the horse ran flat possibly due to fatigue. CESAR ET ROSALIE: Following its run on 28/8/2021 it was reported that the horse was never travelling. BARDEN BELLA: Following its run on 23/5/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run.

RACE SEVEN

Probable S.P’s: 13-2 From The Heart (IRE), Strictlyadancer (IRE), 7-1 Kilpin (IRE), 9-1 Huntsmans Jog (IRE), 10-1 Ready And Able (IRE), 11-1 Barden Bella (IRE), 12-1 Cesar Et Rosalie (FR), 14-1 Smuggler’s Blues (IRE), 20-1 Fingerontheswitch (IRE), Powerful Position (IRE), 22-1 On Call (IRE), 25-1 Clondaw Rigger (IRE), 28-1 Jean Genie (FR)

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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.00 - THE ANDY STEWART RACING’S GREAT FRIEND NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4738 to the winning horse The second to receive £2182, the third £1090 and the fourth £546. for novice four yrs old and upwards, which have not won more than two hurdle races. Enter by noon, October 2nd and pay £43 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. October 6th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 11lb; 5-y-o and up 10st 12lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, for each hurdle race won 7lb. Chepstow Racecourse have kindly sponsored this race. A prize will be given to the person who is responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 22 entries at £43. - Closed October 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3631; Second £1816; Third £907; Fourth £454. (Penalty Value £4738.02) SEE PAGE 8 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 1.35 - THE TOM MALONE BLOODSTOCK NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £10892 to the winning horse The second to receive £5018, the third £2508 and the fourth £1256. for novice four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, October 2nd and pay £100 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. October 6th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 5lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 2lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a Class 3 to Class 5 steeple chase 5lb Of 2 steeple chases or of a Class 1 or Class 2 steeple chase 8lb Excluding the winner, the Official BHA Rating of any horse taking part in this race will not be increased due to performance in this race, provided the horse has had at least four prior completed runs over Steeple Chases or Hurdles combined. No allowance to take a Horse’s weight below 10st. Tom Malone has kindly sponsored this race. A prize will be given to the person who is responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 7 entries at £100. - Closed October 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8346; Second £4174; Third £2086; Fourth £1044. (Penalty Value £10892) A SEE PAGE 13 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.10 - THE PROFESSOR CAROLINE TISDALL SUPPORTS HEROIC JUMPERS VETERANS’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (Leg 7 Of The Veterans’ Chase Series) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £15609 to the winning horse The second to receive £7176, the third £3588, the fourth £1794, the fifth £897 and the sixth £447. for ten yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-150 (also open to such horses rated 151 and 152 - see Standard Conditions). £150 stake if the horse is rated 124 or higher, or £30 stake if the horse is rated 123 or lower with £120 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. October 6th. Penalties, after September 25th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 6lb. Caroline Tisdall has kindly sponsored this race. A prize will be given to the person who is responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. All horses which have Started in this race, as defined in the Rules of Racing, will be eligible to enter THE VETERANS’ STEEPLE CHASE FINAL, to be run over a distance of about three miles at Sandown Park on January 8th, 2022. In the event of the abandonment of a qualifying race, any horse which had been declared to run in that race under the provisions of Rule (F)89, or any horse entered to run in that race if the time of abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final. Any horse which has been eliminated from a qualifying race will also be eligible, subject to the Rules of Racing, to enter the Final. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if, up to and including the Saturday prior to closing, it has run a minimum of three times in Steeple Chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France or, having run in two such races, has been placed in the first four on each occasion, in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 17 entries at £150. - Closed October 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £11925; Second £5961; Third £2982; Fourth £1491; Fifth £744; Sixth £372. (Penalty Value £15609) SEE PAGE 16 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 2.45 - THE UNIBET PERSIAN WAR NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £34170 to the winning horse The second to receive £12822, the third £6420, the fourth £3198, the fifth £1608 and the sixth £804. for novice four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, October 2nd and pay £300 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. October 6th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 12lb; 5-y-o and up 11st Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a Class 2 weight-for-age or Class 1 handicap hurdle race 3lb Of a Class 1 weight-for-age hurdle race 5lb. Unibet have kindly sponsored this race. A prize will be given to the person who is responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of Unibet. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 19 entries at £300. - Closed October 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £26148; Second £10734; Third £5370; Fourth £2682; Fifth £1344; Sixth £672. (Penalty Value £34170) A SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.20 - THE PAUL FERGUSON’S JUMPERS TO FOLLOW 4-Y-O HURDLE RACE (A LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £13007 to the winning horse The second to receive £5980, the third £2990, the fourth £1495, the fifth £747 and the sixth £372. for four yrs old only. £125 stake if the horse is rated 120 or higher, or £25 stake if the horse is rated 119 or lower with £100 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. October 6th. Lowest weight 10st 4lb; Highest weight 11st 10lb Penalties, after September 25th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 6lb. Weatherbys has kindly sponsored this race. A prize will be given to the person who is responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if it has run a minimum of three times in Hurdle Races in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 15 entries, 2 at £25 and 13 at £125. - Closed October 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9938; Second £4968; Third £2485; Fourth £1243; Fifth £620; Sixth £310. (Penalty Value £13007.50) SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 3.55 - THE ITM - IT PAYS TO BUY IRISH EBF MARES’ ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (EBF Mares’ NH Novices’ Hurdle Series Qualifier) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4738 to the winning horse The second to receive £2182, the third £1090 and the fourth £546. for novice four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, which are E.B.F. eligible, which have not run in a flat race and which have not won more than one hurdle race. Enter by noon, October 2nd and pay £43 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. October 6th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 10lb; 5-y-o and up 10st 12lb Penalties, a winner of a hurdle race 7lb. Irish Thoroughbred Marketing has generously sponsored this race and will award a cash prize to the person responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. Horses which have been placed in the first six in this race will qualify for the Final (A Handicap) of the E.B.F Mares’ ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Race Series, to be run over two miles about four and a half furlongs at Newbury on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. THE TRUSTEES OF THE E.B.F. have kindly contributed £1000 towards the prize money for this race. 13 entries at £43. - Closed October 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3631; Second £1816; Third £907; Fourth £454. (Penalty Value £4738.02) SEE PAGE 32 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.25 - THE DRAGON TV & FILM STUDIOS CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4356 to the winning horse The second to receive £2007, the third £1003, the fourth £502, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-115 (also open to such horses rated 116 and 117 - see Standard Conditions). £40 stake if the horse is rated 89 or higher, or £8 stake if the horse is rated 88 or lower with £32 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. October 6th. Penalties, after September 25th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. To be ridden by Conditional Jockeys, Overseas Jockeys eligible under Rule (B)42 and Professional Jockeys eligible to claim a weight allowance under paragraph 53 of the Weights and Handicapping Code Allowances: Jockeys who, prior to October 5th, 2021, have not ridden more than 20 such winners 3lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 10 such winners 5lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 5 such winners 7lb (Only one of these allowances may be claimed and wins in any races run under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority will count) Jockeys riding for their own stables allowed, in addition 3lb. Dragon TV and Film studios have kindly sponsored this race. A prize will be given to the person who is responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 21 entries, 1 at £8 and 20 at £40. - Closed October 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3338; Second £1670; Third £834; Fourth £418; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £4356.80) A SEE PAGE 40 FOR THIS RACE.

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