Aintree Racecard - The Randox Grand National Festival - Day One, Thursday 8th April

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RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL

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We are delighted to welcome you to the opening day of the Randox Grand National Festival, Liverpool’s NHS Day. As well as the quality action out on the course, today will be about celebrating the NHS and thanking those who have helped us to navigate the past 12 months. The cancellation of the 2020 Randox Grand National Festival was a huge sadness for sports fans around the world, and so it is very exciting that this year the racing is back on and looking as good as ever. It will not be the same without the tens of thousands of spectators who ordinarily throng the course, but with coverage from ITV Racing, Racing TV and Aintree’s Raceday Live Hub on our website, together with the live after racing show on our social media channels, we hope all fans will be able to feel a fraction of the excitement from a safe social distance. Our thanks as ever go to the sponsors of this meeting. Firstly, to our event partner Randox, who have supported the Grand National Festival since 2017. We are delighted to confirm our partnership with them for the next five years and look forward to continue working with Dr Peter FitzGerald, his wife Nuailin and the Randox team. Our thanks also go to our official betting partner Betway, SSS Super Alloys, Molson Coors, Close Brothers and Goffs UK. Randox have generously renamed the Foxhunters’ Chase in memory of our late Chairman, Rose Paterson. We thank our sponsors for making this extremely kind gesture in celebrating Rose’s time at Aintree. We are also delighted to be able to welcome a restricted number of owners back on course over the three days. We hope you all enjoy your time with us, and wish you all the best of luck today. Thank you for your patience and support over the past 12 months. We very much look forward to welcoming all of our racegoers back to Aintree to celebrate with us again at the 2022 Randox Grand National Festival. NICHOLAS WRIGLEY

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TIMEFORM VIEW Edged out Pleasant Company when winning this off 9lb lower 12 months ago and left his rivals for dead in the Cross Country at Cheltenham last month. Sure to go close with a clear round. TFR BHA159 (+8) 3

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RACECARD EXPLAINED 1. FORM

EXPERT VIEW

A quick way to see a horse’s past performance. These are its recent finishing positions.

How the experts rate the horse’s chances:

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= New racing season = Missed racing season = Was pulled-up and didn’t finish the race F = Horse fell U = Rider unseated R = Horse refused to race CO = The horse was forced out of a race by a loose horse B = Horse was brought down S = Horse slipped r = The horse ran around a jump or took the wrong course in a flat race d = Disqualified Bold form figures = performance in all-weather (Flat) or Point-to-Point (Jump) races

2. BHA rating = the higher the number, the better the horse. 3. Timeform view and TFR rating 4. HORSE’S TRAINER & THEIR LOCATION Look out for the summary of leading course trainers before each race. 5. JOCKEY Listen out for any jockeys who are having a successful day. OTHER USEFUL DETAILS 6. Owner’s colours worn by the Jockey 7. Saddlecloth number 8. Horse’s name 9. Days since the horse last run 10. Horse’s age 11. Jockey’s weight (stone and Ibs) 12. The horse’s breeding – father (sire) and mother (dam) 13. Horse’s owner 14. Horse’s breeder 15. Birthplace of horse (outside GB)

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A DAY AT THE RACES EXPLAINED — Explore and familiarise yourself with the racecourse. — Find out the time of the first race in the racecard. Races are about 30 minutes apart and provide a natural focus for your day. — Visit the Parade Ring around 20 minutes before each race. This is your chance to see the horses up-close. Look for signs of their fitness and attitude. A glossy coat, pricked ears and alert nature are considered good. — Watch at least one race by the railings, as close to the finishing post as you can get.

RACEHORSES EXPLAINED — Jump horses are generally sturdier and bigger than Flat horses. Key attributes are endurance and strength. — Flat horses are lighter and more elegant for shorter, faster races. — They use a different set of muscles, so muscle definition varies just like in human athletes. — On average, Jump horses race - or ‘travel’ - at 30mph. — Flat horses are faster at 35mph and the best exceed 40mph during a race.


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FACTS & STATS THE SSS SUPER ALLOYS MANIFESTO NOVICES’ CHASE (GRADE 1) RACE DESCRIPTION

Named after Manifesto, a horse who ran in eight Grand National’s between 1895 and 1904, this race was first staged in 2009. A Grade 1, this race often features horses who ran previously in the Arkle and the Marsh Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Like Manifesto, who won two Grand National’s, horses need to be tough at the finish to win this race, which has now been the opening race at the meeting for six years, and was handed Grade 1 status after just three runnings.

2019

GRADE 1

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, THREE FURLONGS & 200 YARDS

KALASHNIKOV Sent off at 4/1, the Amy Murphy-trained Kalashnikov put a good field to the sword in powerful style. Given a superb ride from familiar jockey Jack Quinlan, the seven-yearold tracked the leaders before making a mistake two fences out, but quickly recovered to go three lengths clear approaching the last. Despite being all out on the run-in, he stayed on well to fend off favourite on the day La Bague Au Roi, who finished a gallant second, with Mengli Khan back in third.

16 FENCES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£75,000

£42,202 TO THE WINNER

ROLL OF HONOUR 2011-2020 YEAR 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

FORM

WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP MEETING ABANDONED 1122U Kalashnikov 6 11-4 4/1 1132P5 Finian’s Oscar 6 11-4 5/2 1FP16 Flying Angel 6 11-4 5/1 8/1132 Arzal 6 11-4 4/1 121128 Clarcam 5 11-4 5/1 5/1152 Uxizandre 6 11-4 11/4 2/1115 Captain Conan 6 11-4 6/5F U411F3 Menorah 7 11-4 3/1 F1212 Wishfull Thinking 8 11-4 9/4

TRAINER

RUNNERS

A Murphy C Tizzard N Twiston-Davies H Whittington G Elliott A King N Henderson P Hobbs P Hobbs

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LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) UR Arkle Novices’ Chase (23) 5th JLT Novices’ Chase (28) 6th JLT Novices’ Chase (21) 2nd Lightning Novices’ Chase (68) 8th Arkle Novices’ Chase (30) 2nd JLT Novices’ Chase (21) 5th Jewson Novices’ Chase (21) 3rd Arkle Novices’ Chase (30) 2nd Jewson Novices’ Chase (21)

KEY TRENDS 10 of the last 11 winners contested either the Arkle (5) or Marsh (5) at Cheltenham

The past 11 winners all hailed from the top three in the betting

Six of the last seven winners were six-year-olds

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers with some of the strongest records in the race over the last 10 years.

TRAINER

TRAINER

Colin Tizzard

Nicky Henderson

1 winner

1 winner

Today Colin saddles Eldorado Allen

Today Nicky saddles Fusil Raffles


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FIRST RACE 1.45 THE SSS SUPER ALLOYS MANIFESTO NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) for novice five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £75000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £32280, 2nd £13305, 3rd £6653, 4th £3330, 5th £1665, 6th £833, 7th £413. (Penalty Value £42202.50)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (20 wins from 109 runners, 18%) runs FUSIL RAFFLES Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (15 wins from 51 runners, 29%) runs PROTEKTORAT Longest Traveller: THE SHUNTER trained by E Mullins, Ireland.

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1 ELDORADO ALLEN (FR) (23) 0-11422 Br Gr g Khalkevi (IRE) - Hesmeralda (FR) O J P Romans & Terry Warner B Mr Bruno Vagne

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7 11-4 Jonjo O’Neill Jr. J Colin Tizzard, Sherborne T Coral Racing Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Made good start over fences with wins at Newton Abbot and Cheltenham. Never really competitive next 2 starts and seemingly flattered when second in tongue tie behind Shishkin in Arkle last month. TFRHHHII BHA152

2 FUSIL RAFFLES (FR) (21) 0-11P12

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Daryl Jacob J Br B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Tali des Obeaux (FR) Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T O Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Ptarmigan Media Limited S B Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who made it 3-4 over fences in novice at Cheltenham in December, getting up late on as runner-up faltered. Great effort when runner-up there in Marsh 3 weeks ago and should go close. TFRHHHHI BHA155

3 HITMAN (FR) (33) P1-12F1 D Br B g Falco (USA) - Tercah Girl (FR) O Mason, Hogarth, Ferguson & Done B Mme C. Villaud Ameline & Mr Q. Villaud

5 11-4 Harry Cobden J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Impressive on British/chase debut at Ffos Las prior to chasing home smart novice Allmankind in Sandown Grade 1. Back on track when scoring easily at Newbury last month and should be spot on for this. TFRHHHHH BHA151

4 PHOENIX WAY (IRE) (124) 521/1-1P

8 11-4 Aidan Coleman J Harry Fry, Seaborough T

Br B g Stowaway - Arcuate O Mr John P. McManus B Mr Eugene McDermott

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner of 2 of his 4 starts over hurdles and successful start to chase career when landing a 3-runner Warwick novice. Bled in Grade 1 at Sandown back in December so probably best watched for now. TFRHHIII BHA145

5 PROTEKTORAT (FR) (48) 30-1122 D BF Br B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Protektion (FR) O Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L Hales B Mr Guy Cherel & Mme Isabelle Pacault

6 11-4 Harry Skelton J Dan Skelton, Alcester T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdler who has made excellent start chasing, impressive winner at Carlisle and Cheltenham before runner-up in Dipper at Wincanton. Wind op/now tongue tied after Kelso flop and can bounce back. TFRHHIII BHA150

6 THE SHUNTER (IRE) (21) 141311 Br B g Stowaway - Tornado Lady (IRE) O Mr John P. McManus B James O’Connor

8 11-4 Brian Hayes J Emmet Mullins, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Real success story for this yard, winning the Greatwood and Morebattle Hurdles and better than ever when landing £100k bonus in Paddy Power Plate back at Cheltenham 3 weeks ago. More to come. TFRHHHHI BHA153

7 UMBRIGADO (IRE) (33) 0-22111 D Br Br g Stowaway - Dame O’Neill (IRE) O John White & Anne Underhill B Maurice Smiddy

7 11-4 David Noonan J David Pipe, Wellington T W & S Recycling S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdler who has taken very well to chasing this term, improving another chunk when winning Grade 3 handicap at Newbury 33 days ago. Should be more to come and he’s respected upped in grade. TFRHHHII BHA151 DECLARED RUNNERS 7 2020: MEETING ABANDONED Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 5. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 4, 7. Hood, Tongue Strap worn by No. 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 5. Stewards Note: PHOENIX WAY: Following its run on 5/12/2020 it was reported that the horse was found to have bled. Probable S.P’s: 5-2 Fusil Raffles (FR), 7-2 Hitman (FR), 5-1 The Shunter (IRE), 6-1 Eldorado Allen (FR), 7-1 Umbrigado (IRE), 12-1 Protektorat (FR), 33-1 Phoenix Way (IRE) 12


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PLAY SMARTER

A mouth-watering opener in which HITMAN is taken to gain a first win at the top level having made a highly-promising start to life over fences. He should be spot on for this having made short work of his 2 opponents at Newbury last month and looks one to keep on side. Fusil Raffles heads the dangers following his recent second in the Marsh, ahead of Emmet Mullins’ revelation The Shunter.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.HITMAN (FR) 2.FUSIL RAFFLES (FR) 3.THE SHUNTER (IRE)

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FACTS & STATS THE DOOM BAR ANNIVERSARY 4-Y-O JUVENILE HURDLE (GRADE 1) RACE DESCRIPTION Only the third Grade 1 in the English calendar for juvenile hurdlers, the Anniversary was handed it’s top level staus in 2005. Prior to this, any Triumph winner trying to complete the Cheltenham-Aintree double would have to carry a penalty, and since then, the Triumph has really been the obvious starting place when assesing this race. High profile winners of this race include subsequent Champion Hurdle winner Binocular, and recently Apple’s Jade and Defi du Seuil have landed the spoils. 2019

GRADE 1

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, 209 YARDS

PENTLAND HILLS

The Nicky Henderson-trained Pentland Hills was held in very high regard as a juvenile hurdler and completed the TriumphAnniversary double in 2019. Winning at 11/4, Nico De Boinville was at his best, and made smooth headway into second two out and delivered his mount perfectly to snatch the race from under the nose of Joseph O’Brien’s Fakir D’oudairies, who had contested the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham a month earlier.

9 HURDLES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£75,000

£42,202 TO THE WINNER

ROLL OF HONOUR 2011-2020 YEAR 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

FORM 11 1111 111111 12 F125 212113 113 1F113 11

WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP MEETING ABANDONED Pentland Hills 4 11-0 11/4 We Have A Dream 4 11-0 2/1 Defi Du Seuil 4 11-0 4/11F Apple’s Jade 4 10-7 3/1 All Yours 4 11-0 16/1 Guitar Pete 4 11-0 13/2 L’Unique 4 10-7 10/1 Grumeti 4 11-0 11/4F Zarkandar 4 11-0 4/6F

TRAINER

RUNNERS

N Henderson N Henderson P Hobbs W Mullins P Nicholls D Hughes A King A King P Nicholls

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LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) 1st JCB Triumph Hurdle (20) 1st Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial (67) 1st JCB Triumph Hurdle (20) 2nd JCB Triumph Hurdle (20) 5th Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap (29) 3rd JCB Triumph Hurdle (20) 3rd Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (40) 3rd JCB Triumph Hurdle (27) 1st JCB Triumph Hurdle (20)

KEY TRENDS 10 of the past 15 winners finished in the first three of the Triumph Hurdle

Eight of the last 12 winners had started their career in France

Five out of the past eight winners were rated 152 or higher

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers with some of the strongest records in the race over the last 10 years.

TRAINER

TRAINER

Nicky Henderson

Paul Nicholls

2 winners

1 winner

Today Nicky saddles Paros

Today Paul saddles Monmiral


2m 209y

SECOND RACE 2.20 THE DOOM BAR ANNIVERSARY 4-Y-O JUVENILE HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE)

for juvenile four yrs old x Total race value £75000

Owners Prize Money. 1st £32280, 2nd £13305, 3rd £6653, 4th £3330, 5th £1665, 6th £833. (Penalty Value £42202.50)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (20 wins from 109 runners, 18%) runs PAROS Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (15 wins from 51 runners, 29%) runs CARLOS FELIX & JOHN LOCKE Fancy That: N Henderson won this race in 2018 and 2019. The stable runs PAROS today. Longest Traveller: ADAGIO trained by D Pipe, Wellington, 209 miles.

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st-lb

ADAGIO (GER) (20) 12112 D

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Br B g Wiener Walzer (GER) - Aspidistra (GER) O Bryan Drew and Friends / Prof. C.Tisdall B Gestut Schlenderhan

Tom Scudamore J David Pipe, Wellington T W & S Recycling S

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved with each run over hurdles to date, landing Grade 1 Finale Juvenile at Chepstow prior to a fine second in the Triumph at Cheltenham last month. Has to merit respect. TFRHHHHI BHA147

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11-0

Bridget Andrews J Br Ch g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Quad’s Melody (IRE) Dan Skelton, Alcester T O Darren & Annaley Yates Ladbrokes,TheAirAmbulanceService(Warwickshire&Northamptonshire) S B Old Carhue & Graeng Bloodstock

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful Flat winner for David Simcock who was possibly unsuited by conditions when well held on yard/hurdles debut at Musselburgh (15.5f) in February. Undergone wind surgery since. TFRHHIII BHA-

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JOHN LOCKE (GB) (40) 4

11-0

Harry Skelton J Br Ch g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Sacred Shield Dan Skelton, Alcester T O Sullivan Bloodstock Ltd & Chris Giles Ladbrokes,TheAirAmbulanceService(Warwickshire&Northamptonshire) S B Juddmonte Farms Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful on Flat and, having been acquired for 75,000 gns, shaped with abundant promise when fourth in the Adonis at Kempton (2m) in February. Better for that run and open to significant progress. TFRHHHII BHA-

4 MONMIRAL (FR) (47) 1-111 D

11-0

Br Bl g Saint des Saints (FR) - Achere (FR) O Sir A Ferguson G Mason J Hales & L Hales B S.A.R.L. Carion EMM

Harry Cobden J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Exciting prospect who arrives unbeaten over hurdles, landing Doncaster Grade 2 prior to accounting for Nassalam at Haydock (15.6f) in February. Likely there is more to come and lead player. TFRHHHHH BHA147

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PAROS (FR) (13) 1401

Br Ch g Masterstroke (USA) - Soft Blue (FR) O Middleham Park Racing CXXV B Al Moghtarah Bvba

11-0

James Bowen J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Middleham Park Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner over hurdles on sole start in France and bettered opening efforts for present stable when running out a comfortable winner of a Musselburgh novice (16.4f) in March. This is much tougher. TFRHHHII BHA135

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FIVEANDTWENTY (GB) (60) 111

10-7

Brian Hughes J Br Br f Farhh - Fen Guest Donald McCain, Cholmondeley T O Middleham Park Racing XCVI Middleham Park Racing, Proactive Personnel Limited S B Pantile Stud

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful on Flat for Mark Johnston and has relished the switch to hurdling, making it 3-3 in a Listed juvenile at Musselburgh (15.5f) in February. That may not prove her limit. TFRHHHII BHA132 DECLARED RUNNERS 6 Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 2. Probable S.P’s: 4-5 Monmiral (FR), 11-4 Adagio (GER), 14-1 John Locke (GB), Fiveandtwenty (GB), 16-1 Paros (FR), 100-1 Carlos Felix (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

MONMIRAL is one of the most exciting juvenile hurdlers around and made it 4-4 with the minimum of fuss at Haydock in February. Arriving fresh having skipped Cheltenham, Paul Nicholls’ charge is fancied to maintain his 100% record. Adagio ran a fine race to finish second in the Triumph and should pose the biggest threat, ahead of John Locke.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.MONMIRAL (FR) 2.ADAGIO (GER) 3.JOHN LOCKE

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FACTS & STATS THE BETWAY BOWL STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 1) RACE DESCRIPTION First ran in 1984, the Bowl - or Martell Cup as it was previously known as - is the feature Grade 1 on the opening day of the meeting. This race has £150,000 worth of prize money on offer, making it one of the most lucrative Grade 1 steeplechases ran in the United Kingdom. The race was upgraded to Grade 1 status in 2010, and the names Wayward Lad, Silviniaco Conti and What A Friend all feature on the roll of honour. 2019

GRADE 1

WINNER

RUN OVER THREE MILES, 210 YARDS

KEMBOY

The Willie Mullins-trained Kemboy was much the best in this race back in 2019 under a prolific Ruby Walsh, who would soon end his riding career following a second high profile win on this horse at Punchestown. A well-backed Mullins favourite, Kemboy made all the running and was an emphatic nine length winner over Clan Des Obeaux and Balko Des Flos who crossed the line in second and third respectively.

19 FENCES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£150,000

£84,185 TO THE WINNER

ROLL OF HONOUR 2011-2020 YEAR FORM 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP MEETING ABANDONED Kemboy 7 11-7 9/4F Might Bite 9 11-7 4/5F Tea For Two 8 11-7 10/1 Cue Card 10 11-7 6/5F Silviniaco Conti 9 11-7 7/4F Silviniaco Conti 8 11-7 9/4 First Lieutenant 8 11-7 7/2 Follow The Plan 9 11-7 50/1 Nacarat 10 11-7 7/2

TRAINER

RUNNERS

W Mullins N Henderson N Williams C Tizzard P Nicholls P Nicholls M Morris O McKiernan T George

6 8 7 9 7 6 8 11 6

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) UR Cheltenham Gold Cup (20) 2nd Cheltenham Gold Cup (27) UR Cheltenham Gold Cup (20) fell Cheltenham Gold Cup (20) 7th Cheltenham Gold Cup (27) 4th Cheltenham Gold Cup (20) 2nd Ryanair Chase (22) 4th Listed Gowan Handicap Chase (23) 3rd Brightbet Handicap Chase (41)

KEY TRENDS 25 of the last 36 winners had run in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham

Four of the last six winners had won that season’s King George

Four of the last nine winners had run in the Bowl previously

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers and Jockeys with some of the strongest records in the race over the last 10 years.

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Paul Nicholls

Nico de Boinville

2 winners

1 winner

Today Paul saddles Clan des Obeaux and Real Steel

Today Nico rides Mister Fisher


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THIRD RACE 2.50 THE BETWAY BOWL STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE)

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £150000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £64440, 2nd £26520, 3rd £13260, 4th £6630, 5th £3315, 6th £1650, 7th £840, 8th £405, 9th £210. (Penalty Value £84195)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (20 wins from 109 runners, 18%) runs MISTER FISHER Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (12 wins from 38 runners, 32%) runs CLAN DES OBEAUX & REAL STEEL Longest Traveller: TIGER ROLL trained by D Foster, Ireland.

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T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor Br Breeding

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1

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ASO (FR) (20) 0-0F220

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st-lb

11

11-7

Charlie Deutsch J Br B or Br g Goldneyev (USA) - Odyssee du Cellier (FR) Venetia Williams, Hereford T O The Bellamy Partnership Faucets Limited S B I. Pacault, A. Pacault & M. Pacault

TIMEFORM VIEW Placed twice in the Ryanair but isn’t quite at that level these days. Sound second to the much-improved Cloth Cap at Kelso but unable to land a telling blow in the Gold Cup (after a bad error). TFRHHIII BHA157

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CLAN DES OBEAUX (FR) (46) 210-232 BF

Br B g Kapgarde (FR) - Nausicaa des Obeaux (FR) O Mr&Mrs P.K.Barber,G.Mason,Sir A Ferguson B Mme Marie Devilder

9

11-7

Harry Cobden J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Impressive winner of the King George in 2018 and 2019. Placed all 3 starts this term, namely the Betfair Chase, King George and Denman Chase and he should be bang there in first-time cheekpieces. TFRHHHHI BHA169

3

CLONDAW CASTLE (IRE) (40) 1-21321

Br B g Oscar (IRE) - Lohort Castle (IRE) O J French, D McDermott, S Nelson, T Syder B Carl Beame

9

11-7

Jonathan Burke J Tom George, Slad T HBA Media S

TIMEFORM VIEW Ended last season on a high and has improved again this term, looking well served by step up to 3m when landing Close Brothers Handicap Chase at Kempton. This demands further jolt of progress. TFRHHHII BHA160

4 MILITARIAN (GB) (117) 0450-30 Br B g Kayf Tara - Mille Et Une (FR) O Mr Andrew J. Martin B Netherfield House Stud

11

11-7

Mr James Martin J Andrew Martin, Chipping Norton T Andy Martin Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Established as a useful handicap chaser. Never threatened back in trip in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham last time and is right up against it. TFRHIIII BHA133

5

MISTER FISHER (IRE) (21) 114-P1P

Br B g Jeremy (USA) - That’s Amazing (IRE) O James & Jean Potter Ltd B Joe Kenny

7

11-7

Nico de Boinville J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Potter Group S

TIMEFORMVIEWSmartnovicewhogotrightbackontrackwithgutsyvictoryinPeterboroughChase(stagedatCheltenham). In contention for longer than most but ultimately held back by jumping in the Ryanair. TFRHHHII BHA162

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NATIVE RIVER (IRE) (20) 4/11-314 CD

Br Ch g Indian River (FR) - Native Mo (IRE) O Brocade Racing B Fred Mackey

11

11-7

Jonjo O’Neill Jr. J Colin Tizzard, Sherborne T Coral Racing Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Produced a superb round of jumping when landing the Grade 2 Cotswold Chase in February. Rewarded persistence of rider when plugging on for fourth in the Gold Cup. TFRHHHII BHA170

7

REAL STEEL (FR) (103) 41P6-3P

Br B g Loup Breton (IRE) - Kalimina (FR) O Mrs Kathy Stuart&Sullivan Bloodstock Ltd B Haras de Plasence & Mme V. Saint-Palais

8

11-7

Bryony Frost J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual 2 1/2m Grade 2 winner in Ireland last term and travelled well until stamina ran out in Cheltenham Gold Cup. Tongue tied and recoiled from reappearance in the King George. TFRHHHII BHA161

8

TIGER ROLL (IRE) (22) 1/52-P61 C

Br B g Authorized (IRE) - Swiss Roll (IRE) O Gigginstown House Stud B G. O’Brien

11

11-7

Jack Kennedy J Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Grand National hero in 2018 and 2019. Won’t be bidding for history this week but showed he retains all his verve when a dominant winner of the Glenfarclas Cross Country for third time last month. TFRHHHHI BHA167 26


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WAITING PATIENTLY (IRE) (75) U23/3-23

Br B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Rossavon (IRE) O Mr Richard Collins B Vincent Finn

10

11-7

Brian Hughes J Ruth Jefferson, Malton T Collins (Seafoods) Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Top-class form when landing 2 1/2m Grade 1 at Ascot in 2018. Placed all completed starts since at the highest level and has again swerved Cheltenham. Major player back up in trip. TFRHHHHH BHA167 DECLARED RUNNERS 9 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 2. Blinkers worn by No. 6. Tongue Strap worn by No. 7. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 9. Stewards Note: MISTER FISHER: Following its run on 18/3/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run. Probable S.P’s: 11-4 Clan des Obeaux (FR), 4-1 Native River (IRE), 5-1 Tiger Roll (IRE), Waiting Patiently (IRE), 11-1 Mister Fisher (IRE), 12-1 Clondaw Castle (IRE), 18-1 Real Steel (FR), 40-1 Aso (FR), 300-1 Militarian (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

This has an open look to it, with WAITING PATIENTLY taken to gain another deserved success at the top level in the hope he is ridden slightly more positively with 3m on this flat track looking ideal. Cheekpieces may help Clan des Obeaux travel with a bit more zest and he is a huge threat, while 11-year-ols Tiger Roll and Native River add further intrigue to the race.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.WAITING PATIENTLY (IRE) 2.CLAN DES OBEAUX (FR) 3.TIGER ROLL (IRE)

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FACTS & STATS THE BETWAY AINTREE HURDLE (GRADE 1) RACE DESCRIPTION

Switched from Grand National Day to the first day of the meeting in 2013, the Aintree Hurdle is usually a clash between two milers and three-milers. This race is unique as it is the only open Grade 1 hurdle over 2m4f at any of the three spring festivals. The intermediate trip gives an opportunity for those classy hurdlers to shine over their optimum trip, with the likes of Jezki and Oscar Whisky recent examples of hurdlers who have excelled in this race.

2019

GRADE 1

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, FOUR FURLONGS

SUPASUNDAE After odds-on favourite Buveur D’Air was disappointing on the day, Supasundae took full advantage of a strong field, going off a relative outsider at 15/2. The now 11-year-old got a superb ride on the day from Robbie Power, gaining the lead 3 out and staying on gamely all the way to the line to gain his sixth win over hurdles. His win capped a golden spell for horses in the silks of Ann and Alan Potts.

11 HURDLES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£187,000

£104,963 TO THE WINNER

ROLL OF HONOUR 2011-2020 YEAR 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

FORM 2227 12238 1111 111 12234 1123 F1114 F1115 113

WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP MEETING ABANDONED Supasundae 9 11-7 15/2 L’Ami Serge 8 11-7 5/1 Buveur d’Air 6 11-7 4/9F Annie Power 8 11-0 4/9F Jezki 7 11-7 3/1 The New One 6 11-7 4/9F Zarkandar 6 11-7 11/2 Oscar Whiskey 7 11-7 9/4 Oscar Whiskey 6 11-7 6/1

TRAINER

RUNNERS

J Harrrington N Henderson N Henderson W Mullins J Harrington N Twiston-Davies P Nicholls N Henderson N Henderson

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS)

7 9 6 6 6 7 9 5 8

7th Stayers Hurdle (21) 8th Stayers Hurdle (28) 1st Champion Hurdle (23) 1st Champion Hurdle (23)) 4th Champion Hurdle (30) 3rd Champion Hurdle (23) 4th Champion Hurdle (23) 5th Stayers Hurdle (30) 3rd Champion Hurdle (25)

KEY TRENDS Every previous British-trained winner had run at the Cheltenham Festival

29 of the 43 winners had run in the Champion Hurdle

Nine of the past 19 winners have previously won at this meeting

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers and Jockeys with some of the strongest records in the race over the last 10 years.

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Nicky Henderson

Sam Twiston-Davies

4 winners

1 winner

Today Nicky saddles Buveur d’Air and Buzz

Today Sam rides Ballyandy


2m 4f

FOURTH RACE 3.25 THE BETWAY AINTREE HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE)

for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £187000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £80335, 2nd £33062, 3rd £16531, 4th £8265, 5th £4133, 6th £2057, 7th £1047, 8th £505, 9th £262, 10th £131. (Penalty Value £104963.10)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (20 wins from 109 runners, 18%) runs BUVEUR D’AIR & BUZZ Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (12 wins from 38 runners, 32%) runs MCFABULOUS Longest Travellers: ABACADABRAS trained by D Foster & JASON THE MILITANT trained by H De Bromhead - both Ireland.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor Br Breeding

colours no

1

horse

ABACADABRAS (FR) (23) 2-2152F

Br B g Davidoff (GER) - Cadoubelle des As (FR) O Gigginstown House Stud B Mme Evelyne Van Haaren

age

st-lb

7

11-7

Jack Kennedy J Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who was back on song when second to Honeysuckle in Irish Champion in February. Fell at the third in the Champion Hurdle won by that rival at Cheltenham last time. First try beyond 2m. TFRHHHII BHA158

2

BALLYANDY (GB) (75) 0-22333 D

Br B g Kayf Tara - Megalex O Options O Syndicate B Pleasure Palace Racing

10

11-7

Sam Twiston-Davies J Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham T Options Energy Services Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who returned at the top of his game in finishing placed in Welsh Champion, Greatwood and International Hurdle. Proved a let-down at Haydock last time, though, and others preferred. TFRHHIII BHA154

3

BREWIN’UPASTORM (IRE) (39) 1U-6511

8

Br B g Milan - Daraheen Diamond (IRE) O Mrs Barbara Hester B Longrove Stud

11-7

Aidan Coleman J Olly Murphy, Wilmcote T McCoy Contractors S

TIMEFORM VIEW Very smart hurdler who has resumed his progress back in this sphere, easily defying top weight in a Taunton handicap and following up in National Spirit at Fontwell. Lots to like and big chance. TFRHHHHH BHA158

4 BUVEUR D’AIR (FR) (75) 1F2/12-2 CD BF Br B g Crillon (FR) - History (FR) O Mr John P. McManus B Gerard Ferte

10

11-7

Nico de Boinville J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T

TIMEFORM VIEW Fell when bidding for Champion Hurdle hat-trick in 2019. Missed most of last season due to injury and understandably shaped as if needing the run in Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock last time. TFRHHHII BHA158

5

BUZZ (FR) (46) 14-3125

7

11-7

James Bowen J Br Gr g Motivator - Tiysha (IRE) Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T O Thurloe for Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Osborne Studio Gallery, Royal Marsden Cancer Charity S B Christian Maillaut & Matthieu Maillaut

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful on the level and even better over hurdles, again shaping well when fifth of 23 in Betfair Hurdle at Newbury (16.3f) last time, left plenty to do after blundering 4 out. Remains with potential. TFRHHHII BHA153

6

JASON THE MILITANT (IRE) (40) 151-331

Br B g Sans Frontieres (IRE) - Rock Angel (IRE) O Mr Peter Michael B Peter & Martin Michael

7

11-7

Rachael Blackmore J Henry de Bromhead, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Proved better than ever when beating Petit Mouchoir by 7 1/2 lengths to land 2m Fairyhouse Grade 3 40 days ago. Has raced only at 2m but shapes as if he’ll stay and shouldn’t be underestimated. TFRHHHHI BHA158

7

MCFABULOUS (IRE) (39) 11-1312 C BF

Br B g Milan - Rossavon (IRE) O Giraffa Racing B Vincent Finn

7

11-7

Harry Cobden J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Run To Global Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Ran out an authoritative winner of Relkeel Hurdle at Kempton. Lacklustre effort when second to Brewin’upastorm in National Spirit since but very much the type to bounce back. TFRHHHHI BHA158

8

MILLERS BANK (GB) (33) 1-00121

Br B g Passing Glance - It Doesn’t Matter O Millers Bank Partnership B A. M. Hales

7

11-7

Kielan Woods J Alex Hales, Edgecote T Lactodorum Contracts Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive sort who has won 4 of his 7 hurdle starts, producing his best effort yet when storming clear to land Newbury handicap last month. Clearly likeable, but this is his stiffest task to date. TFRHHIII BHA147 36


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NOT SO SLEEPY (GB) (23) 10P-R15

9

Br Ch g Beat Hollow - Papillon de Bronze (IRE) O Lady Blyth B Lord Blyth

11-7

Jonathan Burke J Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley T Bridgend Hotel S

TIMEFORM VIEW Front-runner who has won back-to-back renewals of the Betfair Exchange Trophy (Handicap) at Ascot. Far from disgraced in the Champion Hurdle but likely to prove vulnerable for win purposes again. TFRHHIII BHA155

10 SILVER STREAK (IRE) (23) 6-1C216

8

Br Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Happy Talk (IRE) O Mr L. Fell B Yeomanstown Stud

11-7

Tom O’Brien J Evan Williams, Llancarfan T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who proved suited by a change of tactics when making all in Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Perhaps made his effort earlier than ideal in the Champion Hurdle and should bounce back here. TFRHHHII BHA163

11 SONG FOR SOMEONE (GER) (47) 321-112 BF 6 Br Ch g Medicean - Sweni Hill (IRE) O Sir Peter & Lady Gibbings B J. Bervoets

11-7

David Bass J Tom Symonds, Hentland T Gun Dog Gin Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Better than ever when landing Grade 2s at Ascot and Cheltenham on first 2 starts this term. Wasn’t in the same form when remote second to Goshen in Kingwell but shouldn’t be written off. TFRHHHII BHA158 DECLARED RUNNERS 11 Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 3, 6. Probable S.P’s: 4-1 McFabulous (IRE), 9-2 Abacadabras (FR), 6-1 Brewin’upastorm (IRE), 15-2 Jason The Militant (IRE), 10-1 Buveur d’Air (FR), 11-1 Song For Someone (GER), 14-1 Silver Streak (IRE), 16-1 Buzz (FR), 22-1 Ballyandy (GB), 28-1 Not So Sleepy (GB), 33-1 Millers Bank (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

A fascinating race. Olly Murphy’s BREWIN’UPASTORM has looked better than ever since reverting to hurdles and it’s not out of the question that there could still be more to come from him, so he receives the vote to make the breakthrough at Grade 1 level. McFabulous meets the selection on more favourable terms this time and is a big threat, along with Jason The Militant.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.BREWIN’UPASTORM (IRE) 2.MCFABULOUS (IRE) 3.JASON THE MILITANT (IRE)

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A TRIBUTE TO ROSE PATERSON 1956-2020 Aintree lost a dear friend in 2020 with the passing of Racecourse Chairman, The Hon Rose Paterson. Rose, who passed away in June last year at the age of 63, was first involved with Aintree as Racecourse Committee Director in 2005 and became Chairman in 2014. She was also appointed to The Jockey Club’s Board of Stewards in 2019. Her passion for racing was lifelong and she described the day she became Aintree’s Chairman as “a dream come true”. Everyone she met will readily recall her kind, caring and compassionate personality and Aintree is proud to dedicate this year’s Foxhunters’ Chase to her memory as the Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters’ Chase. One of Rose’s most treasured achievements during her time at Aintree was the inauguration of the Grand Women’s Summit, which now takes place on the Friday of the Randox Grand National Festival every year. This year her daughter Evie will launch the Rose Paterson Community Sportswoman Award, an annual award which will support someone in the community around Aintree each year. There have been many tributes paid to Rose, but there is no doubt that one of the most poignant was by racehorse owner Trevor Hemmings, who is seeking a record fourth Randox Grand National victory in 2021. He said: “Rose Paterson was such a lovely person and it is hard to believe that she is no longer part of Aintree in today’s world. “She will always be part of Aintree as far as I am concerned and many other people will feel the same. She was so nice, so level headed and never missed anybody out - whether they be old or young, rich or poor. She was a super lady and one we will miss very much. I am so sorry for the Paterson family.” Rose was succeeded as Chairman by Nicholas Wrigley, who has paid his own tribute. He said: “Rose’s role was amazing and all encompassing. I think it was remarkable for those that could see it, but many could not see the totality of it. She was excellent with the staff, whether they be full-time, part-time or just there on the big day. She was also excellent with the owners, trainers, and stable staff – she had a wonderful manner and was loved by everybody. “Her enthusiasm and interests went much wider than that however. Horse welfare was very important to her and she was a key part of the team maintaining horse welfare and improving it all the time. “Her work with our charitable partners was tireless. Whether that be Park Palace Ponies, whose ponies she looked after during the first COVID lockdown, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Everton in the Community or local schools - it was all part of her work and she worked tirelessly. “The other thing we all saw was the love that she had for Owen and her children. That was very important to her and she had great pride in their achievements, which makes it all so sad. From the perspective of everyone on the committee, we shall miss Rose and racing at Aintree will never be the same without her.” Dr Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director of sponsor Randox, added: “Rose was central to everything and our key contact point at Aintree. “She was an extraordinary person who always believed in doing good and always wanted to help people. Her love of horses was very much a factor in Aintree’s safety and welfare philosophy, which is superb. To us, she was central to the whole ethos of Aintree. “Rose was dedicated to Aintree and to the people of Liverpool. We will sadly miss her, both in the Randox family and in my own family.” At the 2021 Randox Grand National Festival, Rose will be named as an Aintree Legend – a ceremony will take place on Grand National Day. The Rose Paterson Trust, which will support organisations and individuals working to reduce the annual toll of suicides, is being launched at this year’s meeting. To support the Trust, please visit www.justgiving.com/rosepatersontrust - any donations would be greatly appreciated. The thoughts of everyone at Aintree are with Rose’s husband Owen and their three children, Felix, Ned, and Evie.


FACTS & STATS THE ROSE PATERSON RANDOX FOXHUNTERS’ OPEN HUNTERS’ CHASE RACE DESCRIPTION

The first of only three races at the meeting on the Grand National course, the Foxhunters offers amateur jockeys the chance of glory over the most famous fences. While the landscape of Hunter Chases is a little different this year, plenty of horses, riders and trainers love a tilt at the Foxhunters’, which is the Grand National equivalent for the Point-to-Point racing sphere.

2019

HUNTERS’ CHASE

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, FIVE FURLONGS & 19 YARDS

TOP WOOD In a big field of 27 horses it was the veteran Top Wood who took this in 2019 under Tabitha Worsley for Kelly Morgan. Irish hotpot Burning Ambition looked to have the race at his mercy under Derek O’Connor but couldn’t extend past the elbow, with Top Wood battling back at his rival to come with a storming late run to snatch victory in the last 100 yards in the colours of Sir Johnny Weatherby.

GRAND NATIONAL FENCES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£34,000

£16,425 TO THE WINNER

ROLL OF HONOUR 2011-2020 YEAR 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

FORM 3 27 U72 171 11221 431 55212 216 11U

WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP MEETING ABANDONED Top Wood 12 12-0 14/1 Balnaslow 11 12-0 11/2 Dineur 11 12-0 16/1 On The Fringe 11 12-0 15/8F On The Fringe 10 12-0 5/2F Warne 10 12-0 7/2 Tartan Snow 13 12-0 100/1 Cloudy Lane 12 12-0 4/1JF Baby Run 11 12-0 3/1F

TRAINER

RUNNERS

K Morgan G McKeever M Bowen E Bolger E Bolger B Hamilton S Coltherd D McCain N Twiston-Davies

27 21 28 22 29 21 24 26 22

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) 3rd Cheltenham Foxhunters Chase (20) 7th Cheltenham Foxhunters Chase (27) 2nd Chepstow Hunters’ Chase (14) 1st Cheltenham Foxhunters Chase (20) 1st Cheltenham Foxhunters Chase (27) 1st Fairyhouse Hunters’ Chase (40) 2nd Carlisle Hunters Chase (18) 6th Cheltenham Foxhunters Chase (27) UR Cheltenham Foxhunters Chase (20)

KEY TRENDS 10 of the past 15 winners had previous experience over the Grand National fences

19 of the past 27 winners started favourite or second favourite

14 of the past 15 winners were aged 10 or older

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers and Jockeys with some of the strongest records in the race over the last 10 years.

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Donald McCain

Jamie Codd

1 winner

1 winner

Today Donald saddles Federici

Today Jamie rides Mighty Stowaway


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FIFTH RACE 4.05 THE ROSE PATERSON RANDOX FOXHUNTERS’ OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2)

for six yrs old and upwards, x Total race value £34000

Bold Form Figures Indicate Point-to-Point Form

Owners Prize Money. 1st £14277, 2nd £7137, 3rd £3570, 4th £1785, 5th £891, 6th £445, 7th £224, 8th £112. (Penalty Value £16425.40)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): P Nicholls (12 wins from 121 runners, 10%) runs CAT TIGER & SAMETEGAL Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W P Mullins (15 wins from 49 runners, 31%) runs BILLAWAY Longest Travellers: MIGHTY STOWAWAY trained by D Foster, BILLAWAY trained by W Mullins, REWRITETHERULES trained by J J Hanlon & SOME MAN trained by D M Christie - all Ireland.

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BILLAWAY (IRE) (20) 12-2112 D BF

Br B g Well Chosen - Taipans Girl (IRE) O Mr J. Turner H Carlow Farmers

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st-lb

9

12-0

Mr P. W. Mullins J W. P. Mullins, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Classy hunter chaser who put up a bold showing when just touched off after a sustained duel at Cheltenham. Likeable sort who should be thereabouts again if his jumping holds up. TFRHHHHI BHA141

2

BISHOPS ROAD (IRE) (9) 1F22P-2 D

13

Br B g Heron Island (IRE) - Nice Resemblance (IRE) O Six Star Racing H Croome & West Warwickshire

12-0

Mr Edward Austin J D. E. Hewins, Wilmcote T

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser at his peak but well into the twilight of his career and there was little encouragement to be gleaned from his return at Warwick 9 days ago. TFRHIIII BHA130 (-8)

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CAPTAIN CATTISTOCK (GB) (43) 234U-34 D BF 8

Br B g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Pearl Buttons ER NN O Mrs Jane Tufnell RU H Cotswold ON

12-0

J Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham T Calmsden Farms S

NNicholls. Decent return at Wincanton behind Sametegal but not so good TIMEFORM VIEW Useful at best for Paul at Doncaster since. TFRHHHII BHA135 4 CAT TIGER (FR) (37) 1211P-1 D

7

Br B g Diamond Boy (FR) - Miss Canon (FR) O David Maxwell Racing Limited H Blackmore & Sparkford Vale

12-0

Mr David Maxwell J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Fitzdares S

TIMEFORM VIEW Classy chaser who made a highly pleasing start in this sphere when making all at Leicester last month from Tango de Juilley. Very much the type to take to these fences, so he boasts excellent claims. TFRHHHHH BHA142

5

CLONDAW WESTIE (IRE) (27) U21-P66 D

Br B g Westerner - You’re A Native (IRE) O For Fun Partnership H Kimblewick

10

12-0

Miss Izzie Marshall J Lawney Hill, Aston Rowant T Prolinx Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful chaser at best but hard to make a case for based on this seasons exploits. TFRHIIII BHA119

6

COUSIN PASCAL (FR) (29) 4P1321

9

Br Br g Great Pretender (IRE) - Tante Zoe (FR) O Mr P. A. Clifton H North Staffordshire

12-0

Mr James King J J. J. O’Shea, Nantwich T

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning pointer since joining this stable and has made positive start in hunters, scoring easily at Catterick 29 days ago. This is a much stiffer assignment, though. TFRHHIII BHA118

7

DASHING PERK (GB) (36) 2P-42P3 D BF

Br B g Kayf Tara - Dashing Executive (IRE) O Mr Paul Jenkins H Worcestershire

10

12-0

Mr Sam Waley-Cohen J Dr Richard Newland, Droitwich T Jenkins Law S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser who wasn’t disgraced when third switched to hunters at Wincanton last month but will need to be back at the top of his game if he’s to make a serious impact in this better race. TFRHHHII BHA134

8

FEDERICI (GB) (36) 301P35

Br B g Overbury (IRE) - Vado Via O Mrs C Strang Steel and Partner H Cheshire

12

12-0

Mr Derek O’Connor J Donald McCain, Cholmondeley T Proactive Personnel Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Resumed winning ways in a regulation handicap at Carlisle in October. Failed to finish off his race with much conviction in Musselburgh hunters the last twice. TFRHHIII BHA122 44


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GOLDEN TOBOUGGAN (GB) (24) 222/-122 D BF 10

Br Ch g Tobougg (IRE) - Beltyne Goldberry O Mrs Julie Wadland H Warwickshire

12-0

Mr Jack Andrews J Mrs Julie Wadland, Rugby T

TIMEFORM VIEW Good strike rate in points (7-16 in that sphere) and positive start under Rules when second in a hunter at Wincanton. Not in same form when filling same position at Stratford next time, though. TFRHHIII BHA119

10 GREENSALT (IRE) (44) P42P-P4 13 12-0 Br B g Milan - Garden City (IRE) J ER N N W. H. Easterby, Malton T O Mrs S. J. Easterby RU H Sinnington ON TIMEFORM VIEW Landed a Kelso hunterN back in May 2019 but may not be the force of old based on his recent efforts.

TFRHIIII BHA102

11 KASHMIR PEAK (IRE) (39) 12/233-4

12

Br B g Tiger Hill (IRE) - Elhareer (IRE) O Mr Daniel Cherriman H Pytchley

12-0

Mr Daniel Cherriman J Alan Hill, Aston Rowant T

TIMEFORM VIEW Solid operator in this sphere and should come on for his fourth at Fontwell 39 days ago. He’s not really up to this grade, however. TFRHIIII BHA119

12 KILLARO BOY (IRE) (37) 5/1220-3

12

Br Ch g Mr Dinos (IRE) - Auburn Roilelet (IRE) O H & H Partnership H North Ledbury

12-0

Mr Zac Baker J Henry Oliver, Abberley T Tote, Hatt Kitchens S

TIMEFORM VIEW Shaped as if retaining plenty of ability after 15 months off at Leicester behind Cat Tiger, likely to have finished a good bit closer without a bad stumble at an inopportune moment. TFRHHHII BHA129

13 LATENIGHTPASS (GB) (20) 4112-14

8

Br B g Passing Glance - Latenightdip O Mrs P. A. Ellis H Warwickshire

12-0

Miss Gina Andrews J T. Ellis, Rugby T

TIMEFORM VIEW Has enjoyed plenty of success in points and won first 2 starts in hunters before a fine effort in fourth at Cheltenham last month, albeit having a hard race. TFRHHHII BHA137

14 LOOKING WELL (IRE) (36) F1F/-4P3

12

Br B g Gold Well - Different Level (IRE) O Mr David Wesley Yates H Cumberland Farmers

12-0

Mr J. C. Barry J Nicky Richards, Greystoke T Equine Products UK Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Doesn’t look the force of old, taking keen hold and not always fluent on first go in hunters at Musselburgh last month. Drops in trip. TFRHHHII BHA127

15 MIGHTY STOWAWAY (IRE) (20) 15-0136

10

12-0

Mr J. J. Codd J Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning pointer who returned to Rules with a respectable third behind Billaway at Fairyhouse in November but turned in a laboured effort in blinkers at Cheltenham subsequently. TFRHHIII BHA127

16 MORE BUCK’S (IRE) (9) PP53P1 D Br Ch g Presenting - Buck’s Blue (FR) O Mr Mickey Bowen H Vale of Clettwr

11

12-0

Mr Peter Bryan J Mickey Bowen, Haverfordwest T

TIMEFORM VIEW Inconsistent sort who was pulled up at Market Rasen when last seen 4 months ago. Hard to make any sort of case for. TFRHIIII BHA102

17 RAVISHED (IRE) (20) 13-12PP

13

Br B g Oscar (IRE) - Fair Present (IRE) O Mr A. Spender H North Staffordshire

12-0

Mr Henry Crow J J. J. O’Shea, Nantwich T

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair chaser who returned to this sphere with an excellent second to Hazel Hill at Ludlow but has been pulled up twice subsequently. TFRHIIII BHA120

18 REWRITETHERULES (IRE) (112) 222226 Br Br g Jeremy (USA) - Kachina (IRE) O Mr D. F. O’Rourke H Kildare

7

12-0

Mr T. Hamilton J John Joseph Hanlon, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful chaser who wasn’t disgraced on his return to Rules when sixth to Billaway in a hunter at Down Royal 112 days ago but is out of his depth in this. Tongue tied for the first time. TFRHIIII BHA122

19 RISK AND ROLL (FR) (32) 6411-32 D

Br B g No Risk At All (FR) - Rolie de Vindecy (FR) O Mr and Mrs Ben Herbert and Family H Monmouthshire

7

12-0

Mr Milo Herbert J Mrs N. Sheppard, Ledbury T

TIMEFORM VIEW Temperamental hurdler/chaser who won a couple of hunters for new connections early last year. Placed twice this term, not jumping too great at Huntingdon latest. Lot more needed. TFRHHIII BHA124 45

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20 SAMETEGAL (FR) (39) 336412 BF

12

Br B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Loya Lescribaa (FR) O Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton H Blackmore & Sparkford Vale

12-0

Mr William Biddick J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T John Cotton (Group) Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful veteran chaser who didn’t need to be at his best to land a Wincanton hunter in February. Disappointing next time but he’s proven over these fences and won’t lack for assistance up top. TFRHHHHI BHA138

21 SOME MAN (IRE) (22) 2-D1061 D

8

12-0

Br B g Beat Hollow - Miss Denman (IRE) O R. Nicholas H Fermanagh

Mr Barry O’Neill J D. M. Christie, Ireland T

22 TANGO DE JUILLEY (FR) (27) 2/P///-U21

13

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful chaser who looked as good as ever when making all in a hunter at Down Royal 22 days ago. This is tougher but there could be more to come. TFRHHHII BHA133

Br B g Lesotho (USA) - Lasalsa de Juilley (FR) O Venetia Williams’ Stable Staff H Ledbury

12-0

Miss Lucy Turner J Venetia Williams, Hereford T Faucets Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Formerly smart chaser who resumed winning ways in 2m Leicester hunter in the mud last month. Lots more needed in this company. TFRHHIII BHA135

23 UCELLO CONTI (FR) (123) P2PP-44 D Br B g Martaline - Gazelle Lulu (FR) O Mr A. R. Bromley H Wheatland

13

12-0

Mr Ben Bromley J Philip Rowley, Bridgnorth T

TIMEFORM VIEW Completely lost his way for Gordon Elliott last term and, despite finishing fourth in a point for current stable, it’s hard to make a case for him returning to Rules in such a competitive affair. TFRHHIII BHA125 DECLARED RUNNERS 23 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 18. Hood worn by No. 12. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 16, 19, 20, 23. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 15. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 3, 5, 8, 14, 20, 23. Probable S.P’s: 9-2 Sametegal (FR), 5-1 Billaway (IRE), 11-2 Cat Tiger (FR), 14-1 Dashing Perk (GB), Latenightpass (GB), Some Man (IRE), 25-1 Killaro Boy (IRE), Tango de Juilley (FR), 28-1 Looking Well (IRE), 33-1 Risk And Roll (FR), 40-1 Mighty Stowaway (IRE), 50-1 Federici (GB), Ucello Conti (FR), 66-1 Cousin Pascal (FR), Rewritetherules (IRE), 80-1 Kashmir Peak (IRE), 150-1 Bishops Road (IRE), Golden Tobouggan (GB), Ravished (IRE), 300-1 Clondaw Westie (IRE), More Buck’s (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

CAT TIGER impressed when readily scoring at Leicester in March and, given his ability to travel/jump fluently, he’s an ideal sort for this test. He’s preferred to his stablemate Sametegal, with Cheltenham runner-up Billaway also worthy of respect.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.CAT TIGER (FR) 2.SAMETEGAL (FR) 3.BILLAWAY (IRE)

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FACTS & STATS THE CLOSE BROTHERS RED RUM HANDICAP CHASE (GRADE 3) RACE DESCRIPTION Over the minimum trip, this is a race not for the halfhearted. Named after Red Rum, this race is run at a furious gallop and looks sure to suit those who like coming from off the pace. This race has risen through the Graded ranks since it’s inception as a standard handicap in 2001. First a Listed Handicap, then a Grade 3, this race is one for horses who didn’t fare well in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham. 2019

GRADE 3 HANDICAP

WINNER

MOON OVER GERMANY

RUN OVER TWO MILES

The Henry De Bromhead-trained Moon Over Germany won this competitive handicap with ease in 2019, sent off at 11/2. Despite racing keenly throughout, Henry De Bromhead’s in-mate drew clear two out out and put the British horses to shame, to come home a readily winner by 10 length, under a welltimed ride from a certain Rachael Blackmore. 5/1 favourite on the day Lady Buttons was booked for second, followed by Jonjo O’Neill’s Champagne At Tara who finished in third.

12 FENCES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£75,000

£42,202 TO THE WINNER

ROLL OF HONOUR 2011-2020 YEAR 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

FORM 3274 03227 11729 21223 23222 10246 16663 14325 1U5

WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP MEETING ABANDONED Moon Over Germany 8 10-7 11/2 Bentelimar 9 10-8 10/1 Double W’s 7 11-1 8/1 Katachenko 7 10-10 9/1 Surf And Turf 9 10-5 33/1 Parsnip Pete 8 10-10 16/1 Oiseau de Nuit 11 11-8 20/1 Edgardo Soi 5 11-0 9/2F Silk Drum 6 9-9 9/1

TRAINER

RUNNERS

H De Bromhead C Longsdon M Jefferson D McCain K Frost T George C Tizzard P Nicholls H Johnson

13 16 14 12 17 16 17 13 13

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) 4th Thurles Chase (42) 7th Kempton Handicap Chase (28) 9th Cheltenham Novice Chase (33) 3rd Carlisle Novice Chase (18) 2nd Aintree Handicap Chase (165) 6th Ludlow Handicap Chase (14) 3rd Grand Annual Handicap Chase (20) 2nd County Hurdle (27) 5th Doncaster Handicap Chase (31)

KEY TRENDS 16 of the previous 20 winners were all rated 139 or lower

Five of the past six winners avoided the Cheltenham Festival

The past five winners were all bred in Ireland

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers and Jockeys with some of the strongest records in the race over the last 10 years.

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Henry de Bromhead

Brian Hughes

1 winner

2 winners

Today Henry saddles Moon Over Germany and Jan Maat

Today Brian rides Gaelik Coast


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SIXTH RACE 4.40 THE CLOSE BROTHERS RED RUM HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE)

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £75000

Owners Prize Money. 1st £32280, 2nd £13305, 3rd £6653, 4th £3330, 5th £1665, 6th £833, 7th £413, 8th £210. (Penalty Value £42202.50) Weights raised 6lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): D Skelton (18 wins from 125 runners, 14%) runs DESTRIER Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (15 wins from 51 runners, 29%) runs DESTRIER Longest Travellers: MOON OVER GERMANY & JAN MAAT trained by H De Bromhead, Ireland.

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horse

GETAWAY TRUMP (IRE) (33) 141321 D

Br B g Getaway (GER) - Acinorev (IRE) O Owners Group 023 B E. M. O’Sullivan

age

st-lb

8

11-12

Harry Cobden J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Owners Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Gained a third small-field win of season when readily seeing off 6 rivals in 2m Doncaster handicap last month. Hasn’t always delivered that come the crunch but 2m on flat track is an ideal scenario. TFRHHHHH BHA149

2

MOON OVER GERMANY (IRE) (26) 06-U404 CD 10

Br Ch g Germany (USA) - Elea Moon (IRE) O Philip J. Reynolds B Maurice Stack

11-11

Jordan Gainford (7) J Henry de Bromhead, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart chaser at best, including a win in this race in 2019. Didn’t fire over hurdles at the start of the season but slightly better signs returned to fences after a break last month. Could go well. TFRHHHII BHA148

3

ZANZA (IRE) (22) 0-421FP D

Br B g Arcadio (GER) - What A Bleu (IRE) O Louisville Syndicate Elite B Larry Doyle

7

11-8

Micheal Nolan J Philip Hobbs, Minehead T Philip Hobbs Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdler and quickly showed even better form over fences, winning at Newbury in November. Pulled up after being badly hampered in Grand Annual but he hadn’t jumped well to that point either. TFRHHIII BHA145

4 JAN MAAT (GER) (61) 0-564F0 D Br Gr g Electric Beat - Jeanine (GER) O Gigginstown House Stud B Gestut Trona

8

11-4

Rachael Blackmore J Henry de Bromhead, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Every chance when fell last in 17f Leopardstown handicap over Christmas but not in the same form when well held back there at the Dublin Racing Festival in February. TFRHHHII BHA141

5

ON THE SLOPES (GB) (22) 11-5534 D

Br B g Librettist (USA) - Dalriath O Skill Scaffolding Ltd B Yorton Farm Stud

7

11-3

Tom Cannon J Chris Gordon, Winchester T

TIMEFORM VIEW Had good novice chase campaign last season, culminating with pair of Kempton wins. Back to that sort of form when fourth in Grand Annual at Cheltenham, faring best of those ridden close up. Respected. TFRHHHHI BHA140

6

JOKE DANCER (GB) (134) 3FP-061 D

Br Ch g Authorized (IRE) - Missy Dancer O Mrs Aafke Clarke B Ashbrittle Stud

8

11-3

Ryan Mania J Sue Smith, Bingley T Tuffa Footwear Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Sometimes let down by his jumping but it hasn’t stopped him recording 3 chase successes, the latest at Wetherby in November. Given a break since and returns with yard in good form. TFRHHHII BHA140

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DOSTAL PHIL (FR) (27) 1/1P-132 D BF

Br B g Coastal Path - Quiphile (FR) O Mr John P. McManus B Docteur Vet. Philippe Raphael Legault

8

11-2

Tom O’Brien J Philip Hobbs, Minehead T

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdler who looked good chase prospect when making a winning start on Newbury return in January. Matched that when second to Grey Diamond at Sandown latest. Unexposed over fences. TFRHHHII BHA139

8

SAO (FR) (86) 4F1151 D

7

11-1

Nathan Moscrop (3) J Br B or Br g Great Pretender (IRE) - Miss Country (FR) Rebecca Menzies, Sedgefield T O Gary Eves and Partner Bluegrass Horse Feeds S B Mr Philippe Gasdoue

TIMEFORM VIEW Failed to win during his time with Paul Nicholls but it’s really clicked for new yard, winning 3m handicap chases in the mud. Will likely have a quicker surface to contend with now. TFRHHHII BHA138 52


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BRELAN D’AS (FR) (47) 20-P02P D

10

Br B g Crillon (FR) - Las de La Croix (FR) O Mr John P. McManus B Mr Jean-Pierre Mahe & Mme Florence Mahe

11-0

Alain Cawley J Ben Haslam, Middleham T

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual chase winner twice placed in big Cheltenham handicaps. Ludlow second in December shows he’s still useful but pulled up at Wincanton since (final start for Paul Nicholls). TFRHHIII BHA137

10 FRERO BANBOU (FR) (27) 11/-0331 D Br B g Apsis - Lady Banbou (FR) O Mr P. Davies B Madame Evelyne Banchereau

6

11-0

Charlie Deutsch J Venetia Williams, Hereford T Faucets Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Left previous efforts in Britain behind when returning from wind surgery to comfortably land 2m Sandown handicap 27 days ago. Raised 13lb but he has the potential to go on from that. TFRHHHHI BHA137

11 GAELIK COAST (FR) (35) 1-12513 D

7

Br Br g Coastal Path - Gaelika (IRE) O Mr T. G. Leslie B Mme Karine Perreau

10-13

Brian Hughes J Donald McCain, Cholmondeley T Proactive Personnel Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Quickly developed into a useful chaser, winning novices at Fakenham (2m) and Musselburgh (2 1/2m). Fair third of 5 in 2 1/2m Ludlow handicap last month. Back down in trip. Yard won this before. TFRHHHII BHA136

12 SULLY D’OC AA (FR) (21) 256-130 D Br B g Konig Turf (GER) - Samarra d’Oc (FR) O Mr John P. McManus B Mr Jean-Manuel Charmes

7

10-13

Richie McLernon J Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster T Geegeez.co.uk S

TIMEFORM VIEW Confirmed previous promise over fences when successful on return at Ascot (19f). Fine third at Newbury next time bit better than result in Plate at Cheltenham (20.5f) last month. Down in trip. TFRHHHHI BHA136

13 DESTRIER (FR) (42) 365-455 D Br B g Voix du Nord (FR) - Razia (FR) O Three Celts B E.A.R.L. Trinquet, M. & O. Trinquet

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10-13

Harry Skelton J Dan Skelton, Alcester T Ladbrokes S

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart 2m novice chaser back in 2018/19 and also third in last season’s Haldon Gold Cup. Hasn’t fired in 3 outings this term but given a chance by handicapper and no shock were he to revive. TFRHHHHI BHA136

14 GREY DIAMOND (FR) (27) 233-321 D

7

10-11

Br B g Gris de Gris (IRE) - Diamond of Diana (FR) O Walters Plant Hire Ltd B Philippe Ouvry & Ecurie Des Vives Terres

Sam Twiston-Davies J Sam Thomas, Cardiff T

15 THE KING OF MAY (FR) (65) 31-2325 D

7

TIMEFORM VIEW Won over timber for Nigel Twiston-Davies and has made bright start over fences for this in-form stable, beating Dostal Phil to win 2m Sandown novice handicap latest. May do better again. Respected. TFRHHHHI BHA134

Br B g High Rock (IRE) - Waltzing (IRE) O Phil & Julie Martin B Mr Alain Lebret & Mr Pascal Noue

10-10

Henry Brooke J Brian Ellison, Malton T Brian Ellison Racing Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Defied lengthy absence to land 2 of 3 starts over fences last winter and just as good in defeat this term. Fifth of 13 in AW jumpers bumper last month. TFRHHHII BHA133

16 EDITEUR DU GITE (FR) (34) 6-252P1 D

7

10-9

Joshua Moore J Gary Moore, Horsham T K M Elite Products Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Ex-French winning hurdler who has shown fairly useful form over fences this term, bouncing back from a poor run on heavy at Chepstow when winning at Newbury (2m, good) last month. Not discounted. TFRHHHHI BHA132

17 BILLINGSLEY (IRE) (47) 11-FU6P D Br B g Millenary - Retain That Magic (IRE) O Walters Plant Hire & Potter Group B Mr D. Kennedy

9

10-6

Jonathan Burke J Alastair Ralph, Bridgnorth T Potter Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Did well over fences last term, completing a hat-trick in 2m handicaps. This season has been a write-off thus far but he’s had wind surgery and his yard is among winners. Revival wouldn’t be a shock. TFRHHHII BHA129

18 AIN’T MY FAULT (IRE) (40) P31641 D Br B g Beneficial - Coolnasneachta (IRE) O Foresight Racing B Mrs M. O’Donohoe

8

10-0

Stephen Mulqueen (3) J Lucinda Russell, Kinross T Ian Macleod & Co Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Opened his account over fences in 2m Hexham novice handicap in October and back on the up after a couple of lesser efforts when scoring in small field at Newcastle latest. This a lot harder. TFRHHIII BHA123 DECLARED RUNNERS 18 Hood worn by No. 14. Tongue Strap worn by No. 5, 12, 13, 18. Hood, Tongue Strap worn by No. 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 4, 6, 18. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 17. Stewards Note: ZANZA: Following its run on 17/3/2021 it was reported that the horse was badly hampered by a faller.

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Br B g Saddex - Malaga de St Sulpice (FR) O The Preston Family, Friends & T Jacobs B Mr Daniel Gerault


thejockeyclub.co.uk Probable S.P’s: 7-1 Getaway Trump (IRE), 9-1 Frero Banbou (FR), 11-1 On The Slopes (GB), 12-1 Dostal Phil (FR), Destrier (FR), Grey Diamond (FR), 14-1 Editeur du Gite (FR), 16-1 Moon Over Germany (IRE), 18-1 Zanza (IRE), Sully D’oc AA (FR), 20-1 Jan Maat (GER), 22-1 Gaelik Coast (FR), 25-1 Joke Dancer (GB), Sao (FR), The King of May (FR), 50-1 Brelan d’As (FR), Billingsley (IRE), 80-1 Ain’t My Fault (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

GETAWAY TRUMP has been called a few names in his time but it’s hard to knock his record over 2m on good ground and he’s taken to build on his comfortable Doncaster win last time. Last month’s Sandown 1-2 Grey Diamond and Dostal Phil are possible threats, while Destrier, who was third in a Grade 1 novice chase at this meeting in 2019, is dangerously well treated if staging a revival.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.GETAWAY TRUMP (IRE) 2.GREY DIAMOND (FR) 3.DESTRIER (FR)

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FACTS & STATS THE GOFFS UK NICKEL COIN MARES’ STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (GRADE 2) RACE DESCRIPTION

The last race of the opening day of the festival is a Grade 2 National Hunt flat race (known to many as a bumper) for four, five and sixyear-old fillies and mares who are looking to gain some valuable black type. Also now a GBB race, the GBB scheme provides financial incentives and bonuses for qualified fillies and mares who progress through the racing ranks.

2019

GRADE 2

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, 209 YARDS

THE GLANCING QUEEN The Irish domination was thwarted by the Alan King-trained The Glancing Queen, who gave Wayne Hutchinson a fine day in the sun shortly before his retirement from the saddle a few weeks later. Always in touch, the winner travelled smoothly throughout to see off favourite Minella Melody, trained by Henry De Bromhead and ridden by Patrick Mullins, with Daylight Katie back in third under David Dunsdon.

NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£34,000

£19,131 TO THE WINNER

ROLL OF HONOUR 2011-2020 YEAR 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

FORM WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP MEETING ABANDONED The Glancing Queen 5 11-0 5/1 135 12 Getaway Katie Mai 5 11-0 15/8F 15 Dame Rose 4 10-8 14/1 21 Kayf Grace 6 11-0 14/1 3211 Hollies Pearl 5 10-11 8/1 414 Avispa 5 11-0 25/1 11 Legacy Gold 5 11-0 9/1 1223 Eleven Fifty Nine 6 11-1 6/1 334 Tempest River 5 11-0 20/1

TRAINER

RUNNERS

A King J Queally R Hobson N Henderson P Bowen A King S Crawford A Honeyball B Case

20 20 18 17 19 20 19 20 18

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) 5th Weatherbys Champion Bumper (23) 2nd Leopardstown Mares Bumper (67) 5th Newbury Bumper (33) 1st Fakenham Bumper (10) 1st Chepstow Mares Bumper (23) 4th Sandown Mares Bumper (31) 1st Catterick Mares Bumper (53) 2nd Sandown Mares Bumper (34) 4th Sandown Mares Bumper (27)

KEY TRENDS Eight of the last 10 winners were aged five or above

Eight of the last 10 winners were trained in the UK

Only one winning favourite in the last 10 years

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers and Jockeys with some of the strongest records in the race over the last 10 years.

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Alan King

Nico de Boinville

2 winners

1 winner

Today Alan saddles Finest View

Today Nico rides Mind Sunday


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SEVENTH RACE 5.15 THE GOFFS UK NICKEL COIN MARES’ STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE)

for four, five and six yrs old fillies and mares x Total race value £34000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £14634, 2nd £6032, 3rd £3016, 4th £1510, 5th £755, 6th £377, 7th £187, 8th £95. (Penalty Value £19131.80)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (20 wins from 109 runners, 18%) runs MIND SUNDAY & TWEED SKIRT Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (15 wins from 51 runners, 29%) runs ELLE EST BELLE Longest Traveller: ME TOO PLEASE trained by A L T Moore, Ireland.

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BELLA BLUESKY (GB) (13) 6201

Br Br m Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Lady Bluesky O Mr A. C. Whillans B Alistair Whillans

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st-lb

5

11-0

Craig Nichol J Alistair Whillans, Hawick T Sport Of Kings Classic Racewear S

TIMEFORM VIEW Posted best effort at fourth attempt when winning 6-runner bumper (6/1) at Musselburgh (good) 13 days ago. Needs another big step forward to figure here, though. TFRHHIII BHA110

2

CODE NAME LISE (IRE) (26) 210

Br B m Fame And Glory - Firth of Five (IRE) R NE O Ms E. L. Banks UN R B Trish Markey & Frances Hatton ON

5

11-0

J Lucy Wadham, Newmarket T GB Helicopters S

Nmare who got off the mark at Ascot in Feburary. Not disgraced when seventh of TIMEFORM VIEW €85,000 Fame And Glory 16 in Sandown bumper last time, fading late as stamina gave out in the mud. May still do better. TFRHHHII BHA114 3

ELLE EST BELLE (GB) (22) 113 CD

5

11-0

Harry Skelton J Br B m Fame And Glory - Katalina Dan Skelton, Alcester T O Mrs Suzanne Lawrence Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S B Mrs R. I. Vaughan

TIMEFORM VIEW Made winning bow over C&D before dead-heating in Cheltenham Listed contest in November. Excellent third to Sir Gerhard in Champion Bumper back at Cheltenham 22 days ago. Wouldn’t dismiss. TFRHHHHI BHA123

4 GLIMPSE OF GALA (GB) (107) 3203 Br B m Passing Glance - Apple Days O The Tweed Clad Fossils B Mrs F. Marriott

5

11-0

Sam Twiston-Davies J Charlie Longsdon, Chipping Norton T Merribelle Stable Llc S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful form in bumpers without success, creditable third of 13 to Rainyday Woman in Listed bumper at Huntingdon when last seen out in December. Faces uphill task on her return. TFRHHIII BHA111

5

MANSOLINE (FR) (25) 1

Br Ch m Brave Mansonnien (FR) - Line Mai (FR) O Mr C. R. P. Williams B Mr Jeremy Buez

5

11-0

Gavin Sheehan J Christian Williams, Bridgend T NAF S

TIMEFORM VIEW 100/1, but no fluke when making winning debut in 14-runner bumper at Warwick (soft) 25 days ago. Plenty more is needed in this company, however. TFRHHIII BHA110

6

ME TOO PLEASE (IRE) (22) 4-1

Br B m Champs Elysees - Twilight Sky O Mrs A. L. T. Moore B Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

5

11-0

Rachael Blackmore J A. L. T. Moore, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Off 12 months before landing 15-runner bumper at Down Royal (good to soft) 22 days ago. Plenty more to find if she’s to trouble the principals in this higher grade, though. TFRHHIII BHA106

7

MILANS EDGE (IRE) (44) 11

Br B m Milan - The Keane Edge (IRE) O James & Jean Potter Ltd B Barry O’Connor

6

11-0

Brian Hughes J Donald McCain, Cholmondeley T Potter Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Won sole start in points before (11/10) overcoming greenness to make a winning bow under Rules in Wetherby bumper (heavy) 44 days ago. Has more to offer, but this is much more demanding. TFRHHIII BHA107

8

MIND SUNDAY (FR) (34) 00-1

5

11-0

Nico de Boinville J Br Gr m Never On Sunday (FR) - Mind Master (USA) Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T O Walters Plant Hire Ltd B G.A.E.C. La Seguegne & Mr. J. M. Campos

TIMEFORM VIEW Well held in pair of Irish bumpers a year ago. Had wind op before vastly improved to comfortably land Newbury bumper (good) on stable debut 34 days ago. More is needed but she’s not ruled out. TFRHHHII BHA117 58


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MISS LAMB (GB) (82) 1-12

5

Br B m Passing Glance - Lucinda Lamb O Miss S. E. Hall B Miss S. E. Hall

11-0

Jack Garritty J Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn T Jedd O’Keeffe Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner on Newcastle debut over a year ago and followed up on Wetherby return in November. Found only the classy Eileendover too strong at Market Rasen (form is working out) last time. Solid place claims. TFRHHHII BHA114

10 STEP TO THE TOP (IRE) (26) 322-36

6

11-0

Jack Kennedy J Br B m Doyen (IRE) - Step On My Soul (IRE) L J Morgan, Waltham On The Wolds T O Mr G. C. Wragg Trafford Knitwear Ltd S B Berry Farms

TIMEFORM VIEW Showed useful form when placed in bumpers last term for Noel Williams. Not so good this season but posted fair sixth in refitted hood at Sandown last month. Big step forward needed for new yard now. TFRHHIII BHA117

11 SWINCOMBE FLEAT (GB) (26) 414 Br B m Yeats (IRE) - Swincombe Flame O Yeo Racing Partnership B M. C. and Mrs Yeo

5

11-0

Sean Bowen J Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster T Geegeez.co.uk S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive form in bumpers, opening her account at Fontwell in January before 40/1 fourth of 16 in listed event at Sandown (heavy) 26 days ago. No forlorn hope. TFRHHHII BHA118

12 WHERES MAUD GONE (IRE) (38) 11

5

11-0

Mr Derek O’Connor J Br B m Yeats (IRE) - Barchetta (IRE) L J Morgan, Waltham On The Wolds T O Mr Anthony Barney Countrywide Park Homes and Luxury Lodges S B Michael Carroll

TIMEFORM VIEW Has created good impression in landing bumpers at Thurles (for Sam Curling) in November and Ayr (travelled strongly) last month. Tongue strap on. Not totally dismissed with more to come. TFRHHHII BHA118

13 EILEENDOVER (GB) (82) 111 D

4

Br B f Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Specialty (IRE) O Michael H. Sly & Mrs Pam Sly B P. M. & M. H. Sly

10-8

Paul O’Brien J Pam Sly, Peterborough T Pam Sly Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Flat-bred filly who easily landed a pair of junior bumpers before emphatic winner of Listed event at Market Rasen (heavy) in January by 6 1/2l from Miss Lamb. Form has been franked, and the one to beat. TFRHHHHH BHA127

14 FINEST VIEW (GB) (66) 1

4

Br B f Passing Glance - Call Me A Legend O Pitchall Stud Partnership B Pitchall Stud

10-8

Tom Cannon J Alan King, Barbury Castle T Hare Group Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Passing Glance sister to 4 winners and made the ideal start when landing an AW bumper at Lingfield 40 days ago. This is much tougher but there’s improvement on the cards for last year’s winning yard. TFRHHHII BHA103

15 HEARTBREAKER (GB) (9) 1

4

Br B or Br f Cable Bay (IRE) - Intishaar (IRE) O Mrs Michael Bell B Highclere Stud

10-8

Harry Cobden J Michael Bell, Newmarket T Michael Bell Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Cable Bay half-sister to 5 winners on Flat who (9/4) scored readily on debut in 7-runner bumper at Fakenham (good) 9 days ago. This is a lot more demanding, however. TFRHHIII BHA107

16 TWEED SKIRT (GB) (26) 13

Br B f Martaline - Theatre Girl O Just Four Men with Rose Tinted Glasses B Goldford Stud

4

10-8

James Bowen J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Unibet S

TIMEFORM VIEW Martaline filly who built on Wetherby debut success when 5 1/2l third of 16 to Flirtatious Girl in Listed event at Sandown (heavy) 26 days ago. Another step forward is needed in this higher grade. TFRHHHII BHA119 DECLARED RUNNERS 16 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 12.

PLAY SMARTER

Lots of these are open to improvement, but EILEENDOVER has looked a very smart filly in going 3-3 in bumpers and Pam Sly’s star is fancied to take this step up in class in her stride. C&D scorer Elle Est Belle is feared most on the back of her excellent third in the Champion Bumper with Miss Lamb, Mind Sunday and Finest View appealing as the pick of the remainder.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.EILEENDOVER 2.ELLE EST BELLE 3.MISS LAMB

RACE RESULT

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Probable S.P’s: 2-1 Eileendover (GB), 9-2 Elle Est Belle (GB), 11-1 Miss Lamb (GB), 14-1 Mind Sunday (FR), 18-1 Wheres Maud Gone (IRE), 22-1 Me Too Please (IRE), Swincombe Fleat (GB), 25-1 Finest View (GB), Tweed Skirt (GB), 33-1 Milans Edge (IRE), Heartbreaker (GB), Mansoline (FR), 50-1 Bella Bluesky (GB), Glimpse of Gala (GB), Step To The Top (IRE)


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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.45 - THE SSS SUPER ALLOYS MANIFESTO NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £42202 to the winning horse The second to receive £15900, the third £7957, the fourth £3975, the fifth £1995, the sixth £997 and the seventh £495. for novice five yrs old and upwards, which are allotted a rating of 120 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to entry. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to entry would merit a minimum rating of 120. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final.. Enter by noon, April 2nd and pay £375 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 6th. Weights: 11st 4lb each Mares allowed 7lb. SSS Super Alloys have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento for the winning owner, trainer and jockey. A cash prize awarded to the stable employee in charge of 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 AINTREE. The sponsorship payment of £250 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. 14 entries at £375. - Closed April 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £32280; Second £13305; Third £6653; Fourth £3330; Fifth £1665; Sixth £833; Seventh £413. (Penalty Value £42202.50) A SEE PAGE 12 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.20 - THE DOOM BAR ANNIVERSARY 4-Y-O JUVENILE HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £42202 to the winning horse The second to receive £15900, the third £7957, the fourth £3975, the fifth £1995 and the sixth £997. for juvenile four yrs old, only. Enter by noon, April 2nd and pay £375 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 6th. Weights: 11st each Fillies allowed 7lb. Molson Coors has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and award a cash prize to the stable employee in charge of 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 AINTREE. 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. 9 entries at £375. - Closed April 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £32280; Second £13305; Third £6653; Fourth £3330; Fifth £1665; Sixth £833. (Penalty Value £42202.50) A SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.50 - THE BETWAY BOWL STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £84195 to the winning horse The second to receive £31665, the third £15825, the fourth £7905, the fifth £3975, the sixth £1980, the seventh £1020, the eighth £540 and the ninth £300. for five yrs old and upwards, which are allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to entry. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to entry would merit a minimum rating of 130. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final.. Enter by noon, April 2nd and pay £750 stake, Supplementary Entry by noon, April 5th and pay £7500 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 6th. Weights: 11st 7lb each Mares allowed 7lb. Betway has generously sponsored this race and will present the Betway Bowl to the winning owner, to be returned to the racecourse by March 1st, 2022. They will also present a memento to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and lad/ lass and a cash prize will be awarded to the stable employee in charge of 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 BETWAY. 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. 13 entries at £750. - Closed April 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £64440; Second £26520; Third £13260; Fourth £6630; Fifth £3315; Sixth £1650; Seventh £840; Eighth £405; Ninth £210. (Penalty Value £84195) A SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.25 - THE BETWAY AINTREE HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £104963 to the winning horse The second to receive £39475, the third £19728, the fourth £9854, the fifth £4955, the sixth £2468, the seventh £1271, the eighth £673, the ninth £374 and the tenth £187. for four yrs old and upwards, which are allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to entry. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to entry would merit a minimum rating of 130. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final.. Enter by noon, April 2nd and pay £935 stake, Supplementary Entry by noon, April 5th and pay £9300 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 6th. Weights: 4-y-o 11st; 5-y-o and up 11st 7lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb. Betway have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a cash prize to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. The winning owner will be also presented with a bronze trophy, to be returned to the Racecourse by March 1st, 2022. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of BETWAY. 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. THERE WILL BE A PARADE FOR THIS RACE. Horses will be led past the stands and then allowed to canter to the start. 13 entries at £935. - Closed April 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £80335; Second £33062; Third £16531; Fourth £8265; Fifth £4133; Sixth £2057; Seventh £1047; Eighth £505; Ninth £262; Tenth £131. (Penalty Value £104963.10) A SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 4.05 - THE ROSE PATERSON RANDOX FOXHUNTERS’ OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £16425 to the winning horse The second to receive £8211, the third £4110, the fourth £2053, the fifth £1026, the sixth £510, the seventh £258 and the eighth £129. for six yrs old and upwards, which are allotted a rating of 100 or more and which, after October 2018, and before March 22nd, 2021, have finished first, second or third in a Hunters’ steeple chase (or between January 21st 2021 and March 22nd 2021 first, second, third or fourth,) on two occasions OR have finished first, second or third (or between January 21st 2021 and March 22nd 2021 first, second, third or fourth), in a Hunters’ steeple chase on one occasion and have won either another steeple chase (Hunters’ steeple chases included) or, during the current Point-to-Point season, an Open Point-to-Point steeple chase. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible provided the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to confirmation would merit a minimum rating of 100. The decision of the BHA Senior Handicapper shall be final.. Enter by noon, March 23rd and pay £50 stake, Confirm by noon, April 2nd and pay £120, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 6th. Weights: 12st each Mares allowed 7lb. To be ridden by Amateur Jockeys holding ‘Category B’ permits to ride, or Amateur Jockeys riding under the provisions of Rule (B)31. Amateur Jockeys must have ridden in at least one steeple chase or hurdle race under the Rules of Racing and/or the Rules of Irish NH Committee between 1st November 2020 and 5th April 2021 inclusive.. The winning owner will be presented with The Waley-Cohen Trophy and the winning jockey will be presented with a Challenge Trophy in memory of Sir Guy Cunard. Both are to be returned to the Racecourse by March 1st, 2022. RANDOX has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and groom. A cash prize will also be presented to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. (Horses’ ratings will be allotted by the BHA Senior Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to confirmation.) The British Horseracing Authority has modified paragraphs 16 to 19 of the Running Requirements Code for the purposes of this race to provide that horses will be qualified to run if they are qualified in Ireland and have a Hunters Certificate currently registered by the Stewards of the Irish National Hunt Steeple Chase Committee and which has not been cancelled. Please note for the purposes of this race, Open Mares’ Steeple Chases and Open Lightweight Steeple Chases at Point-to-Point meetings in Ireland are considered equivalent to Open Steeple Chases at Point-to-Point meetings in Great Britain. The British Horseracing Authority has modified Rule (I)10 and the Race Administration Code to provide that, if it is necessary to do so, elimination of horses from this race will be determined by the BHA Handicapper. The British Horseracing Authority may exercise its powers under Rule (I)2 to refuse to allow a horse duly entered to run when they have reason to be concerned about the horse’s suitability for the race. Any horse for whom a Confirmation of Entry has been submitted will not be permitted to run if it subsequently runs in any other race, including Point-to-Point races. All runners must be presented to the BHA Veterinary Officers for a pre-race veterinary inspection and must pass the inspection. Any horse considered unfit to run will be withdrawn by order of the Stewards under Rule (H)7.4. Horses may be presented for inspection on the day of racing as advised. Subject to the discretion of the Stewards, any horse which is not presented for a veterinary inspection by the time advised will not be permitted to run under Rule (H)7.4. A mandatory briefing which must be attended by all riders taking part in this race will take place in the Stewards Room at 12 noon. A Confirmation of Entry will not be accepted for any horse for whom a Medication Declaration Form A is not submitted to the BHA by 1st April, 2021 34 entries, 8 at £50, 26 at £170. - Closed March 23rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £14277; Second £7137; Third £3570; Fourth £1785; Fifth £891; Sixth £445; Seventh £224; Eighth £112. (Penalty Value £16425.40) A HC SEE PAGE 44 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.40 - THE CLOSE BROTHERS RED RUM HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £42202 to the winning horse The second to receive £15900, the third £7957, the fourth £3975, the fifth £1995, the sixth £997, the seventh £495 and the eighth £255. for five yrs old and upwards. £375 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £75 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £300 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 6th. Penalties, after March 27th, 2021, a winner of a steeple chase 4lb (No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb). Close Brothers have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and award a cash prize to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. The winning owner will also be presented with a bronze trophy, to be returned to Aintree Racecourse by March 1st, 2022. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of CLOSE BROTHERS. 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. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if it has run a minimum of three times in Steeple Chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 22 entries, 3 at £75 and 19 at £375. - Closed April 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £32280; Second £13305; Third £6653; Fourth £3330; Fifth £1665; Sixth £833; Seventh £413; Eighth £210. (Penalty Value £42202.50) Weights raised 6lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 52 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 5.15 - THE GOFFS UK NICKEL COIN MARES’ STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 1)(Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £19131 to the winning horse The second to receive £7208, the third £3607, the fourth £1802, the fifth £904, the sixth £452, the seventh £224 and the eighth £115. for four, five and six yrs old fillies and mares only, which have not run under any recognised Rules of Racing, except National Hunt Flat races, Irish National Hunt Flat races or French AQPS Flat races. Horses are not to have run in more than four races, or five races if the fifth run was in the Mares’ Listed National Hunt Flat Race held at Sandown Park on March 13th, 2021. Enter by noon, April 2nd and pay £170 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 6th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 8lb; 5-y-o and 6-y-o 11st Penalties, a winner of a Grade 1 or Grade 2 race 4lb. The winning owner will be presented with a Perpetual Trophy to be returned to the racecourse by 1st March 2022. GOFFS have generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a cash prize to the stable employee in charge of 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 GOFFS. The sponsorship payment of £250 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. ELIMINATION PROCEDURE - SEE the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code). The British Horseracing Authority has modified Rule (F)21.3 for the purposes of this race. 18 entries at £170. - Closed April 2nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £14634; Second £6032; Third £3016; Fourth £1510; Fifth £755; Sixth £377; Seventh £187; Eighth £95. (Penalty Value £19131.80) A SEE PAGE 58 FOR THIS RACE.


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