Scottish Grand National Meeting Day 2 - Sunday 18th April

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SCOTTISH GRANDNATIONAL SUNDAY18TH APRIL2021


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WELCOME TO AYR

WELCOME to all participants who are here today for a Coral Scottish Grand National which is unique for two reasons. This is the first time the race has been run on a Sunday and also the first occasion it has been held behind closed doors. The date was moved from yesterday as a mark of respect to HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and to avoid a clash with his funeral. We will observe a minute’s silence in his memory before the first race. Owners are present today under restricted circumstances as we slowly ease our way back to some form of normality. Welcome too to those of you who are reading this card digitally via our website or social media channels and will hopefully be able to enjoy the action on ITV or Racing TV. One aspect of this day that hasn’t changed is it remains the biggest and richest day’s jumps racing in Scotland featuring some quality horses, ridden by leading jockeys and trained by top trainers. The Coral Scottish Grand National is not only the second richest jumps handicap in the racing calendar but also the fourth biggest race in terms of betting turnover in Britain. Coral first sponsored the Scottish Grand National in 2007 and since then it really has grown in stature to where it is today as one of the top horse races in Britain. For the first time this year Coral also sponsor the Scottish Champion Hurdle and we thank them for their generous and continued support. CPMS sponsor the Novices’ Champion Handicap Chase for the first time although they have sponsored other races at this Festival in the past. My thanks to all of our other sponsors too this afternoon- Albert Bartlett for their long and continued support of the Scotty Brand Handicap Chase, Listed Race, Jordan Electrics who again sponsor the Future Champion Chase, a Grade 2 race and Ayrshire Cancer Support. ITV are showing the first five races live on their main channel with Luke Harvey here to interview the winning connections. Finally a big thank you to the team at Ayr who have worked tirelessly under difficult circumstances to ensure the 2021 Coral Scottish Grand National is a huge success even without that very special ingredient – our spectators. I hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Ayr Racecourse is one of six Large Racecourses to be awarded the ROA Gold Standard Award.

David Brown Managing Director, Ayr Racecourse


TODAY’S TRAINERS

TOP TRAINERS

NICKY HENDERSON

DAN SKELTON

No Coral Scottish Grand national Festival would be complete without a raft of runners from the powerful Nicky Henderson yard and this year is no exception. In 2019 Nicky saddled Verdana Blue top romp away with the Scottish Champion Hurdle. Today he runs Theinval in the Scotty Brand Handicap Chase and this horse won the same contest in 2018. He is also represented by High Worth in the Ayrshire Cancer Support Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race. big prize today.

DAN took out his trainer’s licence in 2013 and since then has become one of the leading trainers in the country and currently lies second in the Trainers Championship behind his old boss Paul Nicholls. He brings a really strong group of horses here this week and has intended runners in all of the top races. Dan has some outstanding chances today and runs Calico in the Coral Scottish Champion Hurdle with Oldgrangewood representing the stable in the Coral Scottish Grand National.

ALAN has an enviable record at this meeting and counts the Coral Scottish Grand National with Godsmejudge in 2013 and the Scottish Champion Hurdle with Raya Star in 2012, among his many successes here. This afternoon he is represented by the seven-year-old Notachance in the big race and also has Scarlet Dragon declared in the Coral Scottish Champion Hurdle.

LUCINDA comes to this meeting with high expectations having a host of runners with solid chances including in Sunday’s Coral Scottish Grand National, with Mighty Thunder one of the ante post favourites. Her stable is in excellent form having had a Grade 1 winner at Aintree last week and she will be hopeful of a winner or two this weekend.

ALAN KING

LUCINDA RUSSELL

NICKY RICHARDS

PAUL NICHOLLS

NICKY saddled Takingrisks to win the 2019 Coral Scottish Grand National and has a superb record here sending out runners all through the winter months. He is another trainer who has won most of the big contests at this Festival including the Jordan Electrics Ltd Future champion Chase with Monet’s Garden (2006) and Eduard (2014). Nicky is represented by Chidswell in the Coral Scottish Grand National this afternoon.

PAUL is on course to be champion trainer for the 12th time and his record at this meeting is up there with the very best. He has won the Coral Scottish Grand National three times, the most recent wins coming in 2016 and 2017 with Vicente. He will attempt to make it four wins in the feature race this weekend with Soldier Of Love who runs in the famous Malcolm Denmark colours.

SANDY THOMSON

NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES

SANDY’S yard is in great form and is another stable with high expectations over the two days of the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival. He has two runners in the Coral Scottish Grand National in Dingo Dollar, ridden by champion jockey Brian Hughes and The Ferry Master, with Sean Quinlan doing the steering. Both his runners look to have a great chance in the big race of the day.

NIGEL, like Paul Nicholls, has trained three winners of the Coral Scottish Grand National with Hello Bud (2009), Earth Summit (1994) and Erath Summit (1992). He will be hoping for win number four this afternoon when he runs The Hollow Ginge with his son Sam riding. He would dearly love to win the big race again and if Sam were to be successful it would be his third victory in the Scottish National, having won it on Vicente in 2016 and 2017.


TODAY’S JOCKEYS

TOP JOCKEYS

HARRY SKELTON

BRIAN HUGHES

A hugely talented rider whose career has taken off along with his trainer brother Dan. Harry comes here this weekend looking forward to riding many fancied horses. These include Old Grangewood in the coral Scottish Grand National and Allmankind in the CPMS Novices’ Championship Handicap Chase. Harry will be hoping to keep up his relentless challenge for the Jockeys Championship and his relentless battle with Brian Hughes is one of the great sub plots of this year’s Festival.

REIGNING champion jockey Brian is fighting all the way to retain his title and is locked in a battle with Harry Skelton, with this weekend probably going a long way to decide who wins this year’s championship. Brian’s rides today include Marown in the CPMS Novices’ Champion Handicap Chase, Anna Bunina in the Coral Scottish Champion Hurdle and Dingo Dollar in the Coral Scottish Grand National.

SAM TWISTON-DAVIES

AIDAN COLEMAN

SAM is going for his third win in the Coral Scottish Grand National having won the race in 2016 and 2017 on Vicente for Paul Nicholls and he rides The Hollow Ginge this afternoon for his father Nigel. A very strong rider in a finish Sam’s other successes at this Festival include riding Le Mercurey to win the 2016 Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Chase. A popular jockey who is very much in demand.

AIDAN has been one of our leading jockeys for many years and is a regular participant at this Festival. Definitely a jockey to be relied upon to give his horse a good tactical ride and also strong in the finish. He has a couple of interesting rides today on Admiral Barratry in the CPMS Novices’ Champion Handicap Chase and Miss Heritage in the Coral Scottish Champion Hurdle.

RYAN MANIA

HENRY BROOKE

RYAN is riding better than ever after returning in October 2019 after a five year retirement. A Grand National winning on Aurora’s Encore in 2013, he finished second in the Coral Scottish Grand National on the same horse in 2012. He rides Vintage Clouds for Sandy Thomson in the big race today and this horse must have an outstanding chance of winning after his victory in the Ultima Chase at Cheltenham.

STILL a relatively young jockey, Henry has been one of the mainstays of the northern racing circuit for many years. He rides Sam’s Adventure for Brian Ellison in the Coral Scottish Grand National and teams up on Return Ticket for Rebecca Menzies in the Scotty Brand Handicap Chase. Henry missed Aintree last week due to an injury but will be raring to go this weekend.

TOM SCUDAMORE

SEAN QUINLAN

TOM is riding as well as he has ever done and is a regular visitor to this Festival where this weekend he has some top rides. He has a very interesting mount in the Coral Scottish Grand National with Mighty Thunder for Lucinda Russell and also has an eye catching ride on Dead Right in the CPMS Novices’ Handicap Chase.

SEAN’S career hit a new high at this Festival back in 2019 when he rode Takingrisks to win the Coral Scottish Grand National. It was a very impressive piece of horsemanship with the horse making a mistake at the first and needing the help of his rider to stay upright. What followed was a spectacular round of jumping. This year Sean, who is enjoying his best ever season winners wise, will ride The Ferry Master in the big race and he has a good looking ride on Whoshotthesheriff in the Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Chase.


LEADERBOARDS

BRIAN, RYAN AND SEAN LOCKED IN BATTLE SEVERAL riders go into the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival this week with a chance of being top jockey for the 2020-2021 season at Ayr. Brian Hughes leads the way by two points from Ryan Mania. Sean Quinlan is a further point away in third spot with Derek Fox and Conor O’Farrell also in contention. All five will be in action this weekend so it really is all to play for and of course we also have the leading protagonists for the British Jump Jockeys title with Brian Hughes, Harry Skelton and Harry Cobden all with mounts. The Ayr Trainers Championship is also a tight affair with long-time leader Nick Alexander on 33 points, only a point to the good over Lucinda Russell, with Sandy Thomson five points further away in third and Nicky Richards on 26 points in fourth. In the Owners Championship Trevor Hemmings is in pole position four points clear of Mr and Mrs Duncan Davidson. Trevor has several runners this week including Vintage clouds in the Coral Scottish Grand National.

AYR JOCKEYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP BRIAN HUGHES

32

RYAN MANIA

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SEAN QUINLAN

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DEREK FOX

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CONNOR O’FARRELL

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AYR TRAINERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP NICK ALEXANDER

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LUCINDA RUSSELL

32

SANDY THOMSON

27

NICKY RICHARDS

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ROSE DOBBIN

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AYR OWNERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP TREVOR HEMMINGS

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MR & MRS DUNCAN DAVIDSON 10 WG YOUNG

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THE MACDONALD FAMILY

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LANGDALE BLOODSTOCK

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TODAY’S JOCKEYS AND TRAINERS

Listed below are the Jockeys and Trainers in action at today’s meeting.

JOCKEYS

Joe Anderson 4.45 Callum Bewley 3.35 James Bowen 1.50 Sean Bowen 1.15, 2.25, 3.00, 3.35, 5.20 Nathan Brennan 4.45 Kevin Brogan 4.45 Henry Brooke 1.50, 3.35 Jonathan Burke 2.25, 5.20 Tom Cannon 2.25, 3.35

Alain Cawley 1.50 Angus Cheleda 2.25, 3.35, 4.45 Aidan Coleman 1.50, 2.25 Sam Coltherd 5.20 Ryan Day 1.15, 3.35, 5.20 Jonathan England 3.35 Derek Fox 3.35 Theo Gillard 3.35 Charlie Hammond 3.35

TRAINERS N. W. Alexander 3.35 Peter Bowen 1.50 Stuart Coltherd 5.20 S. R. B. Crawford 5.20 Tristan Davidson 3.35 Rose Dobbin 1.15 Brian Ellison 3.35, 4.10, 5.20 Sam England 3.35 P. A. Fahy 3.35 Sandy Forster 3.35 Harriet Graham 3.35 Ann Hamilton 2.25

A. P. Heskin 1.50, 4.10, 5.20 Brian Hughes 1.15, 1.50, 2.25, 3.00, 3.35, 4.10, 5.20 Peter Kavanagh 4.45 Mr Finn Lambert 4.45 Ryan Mania 1.50, 3.35 William Marshall 4.45 Richie McLernon 3.35 Danny McMenamin 2.25, 3.35, 4.10 Tom Midgley 4.45

Nicky Henderson 1.15, 5.20 Iain Jardine 2.25, 3.35, 4.10, 4.45 Leonard Kerr 4.45 Alan King 2.25, 3.35, 5.20 Philip Kirby 3.00, 4.45 Tom Lacey 2.25, 5.20 John McConnell 2.25, 5.20 Graeme McPherson 1.50 Rebecca Menzies 1.15 Nick Mitchell 3.35 Neil Mulholland 1.50, 2.25 Emmet Mullins 1.50

Daniel Mullins 3.35 Craig Nichol 3.35, 4.10 Megan Nicholls 5.20 Gary Noonan 4.45 Conor O’Farrell 1.15, 2.25, 3.35, 4.10 Ben Poste 3.35 Sean Quinlan 1.50, 3.00, 3.35, 4.10, 5.20 Harry Reed 3.35 Ben Robinson 5.20

Olly Murphy 1.50, 4.10 Patrick Neville 4.45 Dr Richard Newland 3.35 Paul Nicholls 1.15, 2.25, 3.00, 3.35, 4.10, 4.45, 5.20 Peter Niven 3.00 Fergal O’Brien 1.50 Nicky Richards 1.15, 1.50, 3.35, 4.10, 5.20 Pauline Robson 4.45 Lucinda Russell 3.35 Dianne Sayer 4.45 Michael Scudamore 3.35 Matt Sheppard 1.50

AYR RACECOURSE RACE TIMES JUMP STATISTICS

Tom Scudamore 1.50, 3.35 Harry Skelton 1.15, 1.50, 2.25, 3.00, 3.35, 4.10 Charlie Todd 1.50 Jack Tudor 1.50 Sam Twiston-Davies 1.50, 2.25, 3.35 Joe Williamson 4.45 Mr Connor Wood 4.45 Kielan Woods 1.50 Nico de Boinville 1.15, 5.20

Dan Skelton 1.15, 1.50, 2.25, 3.00, 3.35 Sue Smith 1.50, 3.35 Jackie Stephen 5.20 Sandy Thomson 1.50, 3.35, 4.10, 4.45 Nigel Twiston-Davies 3.35, 4.45 Lucy Wadham 1.50, 2.25 Mark Walford 4.45 Alistair Whillans 4.10, 4.45 Christian Williams 1.50 Ian Williams 1.50

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DISTANCE

RECORD HOLDERS

DATE

COURSE RECORD

RP STANDARD

1m7½f(C)(12)

Clay County

12Oct91

3m 38.60s

3m 40.00s

2m(H)(9)

Secret Ballot

19Apr80

3m 27.40s

3m 40.00s

2m4½f(H)(12)

Weebill

07May18

4m 52.80s

4m 44.00s

2m4½f(C)(17)

Secret Investor

13Apr19

4m 56.40s

4m 58.00s

2m5½f(H)(12)

Island Heights (IRE)

31Oct15

4m 58.40s

4m 58.00s

2m5½f(H)(12)

Cucumber Run (IRE)

21Apr12

5m 4.70s

5m 2.00s

2m5½f(C)(18)

Star To The North (IRE) 09May01 5m 10.20s

5m 10.00s

3m½f(C)(19)

Top ‘N’ Tale (USA)

12May82

5m 57.70s

5m 54.00s

3m½f(H)(12)

Nautical Lad I

06Apr64

5m 42.00s

5m 43.00s

3m2½f(H)(14)

Meditator

18Apr97

6m 26.90s

6m 17.00s

3m3f(C)(21)

Joaaci (IRE)

15Apr05

6m 50.20s

6m 35.00s

4m(C)(27)

Hot Weld

21Apr07

7m 55.10s

8m 2.00s


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Br B g Golden Tornado (IRE) - Downtown Rosie (IRE) Sean Quinlan J O Mr Frank Bird Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B James Murray Equine ProductsUK Ltd S Winner of three hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 6f to 3m 1f on good and heavy ground. Awinner at 11-2 in a chase at Carlisle over 3m last month, beating Jepeck by 2 3/4l. Has long shaped as though a test of this nature would suit; each-way chance. Official BHA Rating 135

Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor 1 Colour graphic 2 Saddlecloth number 3 Colour of horse B=bay Br=brown Ch=chesnut Gr=grey 4 Sex of horse c=colt h=horse g=gelding f=filly m=mare

5 Horse’s name 6 Days since last run 7 Previous Performances /=new season -=new year C=course winner D=distance winner CD=course & distance winner BF=beaten favourite

8 Form guide 9 Age 10 Weight

FORM RATINGS Included in the form guide below each horse is a form rating, calculated from the horse’s previous performances, taking into account a number of variables such as finishing position, distance won/beaten by, horses beaten/beaten by, weight carried, race time (compared with the standard time), going allowance, number of days since that performance, etc. Horses which have not raced will not have a form rating, as may some horses which have raced but not recently in Britain or their performances to-date have not yet merited a rating.

TAKINGRISKS WAS THE WINNER OF THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL ON SATURDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2019.

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2 mile Hurdle &NHF 2 mile 110 yds Chase

3 mile 20yds Chase Abt 4 miles & 2 mile 4f 110 yds Chase

2 mile 4f 110 yds Hurdle

2 mile 5f 110 yds Hurdle

RACE STARTS RACE 1 - 1.15 pm Scotty Brand Handicap Steeple Chase, Class 1 (Listed Race) 2m 110y RACE 2 - 1.50 pm CPMS Novices’ Champion Handicap Steeple Chase, Class 2, 3m 20y RACE 3 - 2.25 pm Coral Scottish Champion Hurdle Race (A Limited Handicap) (Grade 2) Class 1, 2m RACE 4 - 3.00 pm Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 2) Class 1, 2m 4f 110y RACE 5 - 3.35 pm Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3) Class 1, 3m 7f 110y RACE 6 - 4.10pm Play Coral ‘Racing Super Series’ For Free Handicap Hurdle Race, Class 2, 2m 5f 91y RACE 7 - 4.45pm Coral ‘Fail To Finish’ Free Bets Hands & Heels Finale Handicap Hurdle Race, Class 3, 2m 4f 110y RACE 8 - 5.20pm Ayrshire Cancer Support Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, Class 3, 2m


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FIRST RACE 1.15

THE SCOTTY BRAND HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Listed Race) RACE DESCRIPTION

This is a two miles, about half a furlong handicap steeple chase for five-year-olds and upwards and due to the quality of the race it has been awarded Listed status. In a handicap the weight that each of the runners carries is determined by their official handicap rating which is based on their level of form shown so far. The aim is to ensure competitive racing by asking the higher rated horses to carry more weight than lower rated rival. As a guide, horses rated 60 tend to be at the lower end of the scale whilst the very best performers would be rated as high as 170.

2019 WINNER AZZURI (GB)

SP: 5/2F Age/Weight: 7-10-2 Runners: 12 Jockey: Harry Skelton Trainer: Dan Skelton Summary: This was an impressive win for the 5-2 favourite running off a light weight. He jumped well and went clear four out and was eased down on the run-in, still crossing the line nine lengths clear of second placed Vosne Romanee.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (38 wins from 180 runners, 21%) runs DUKE OF NAVAN TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (13 wins from 50 runners, 26%) runs GRAND SANCY LONGEST TRAVELLER: GRAND SANCY trained by P Nicholls, Ditcheat, 403 miles.

TODAY’S TIPS

KING D’ARGENT arrives here on the back of two impressive victories last month and Dan Skelton’s progressive six-year-old is hard to oppose, despite a 9lb rise for the most recent of those wins. Return Ticket is an obvious danger following his easy triumph over an extended 2m3f at Sedgefield. Some Reign is another recent winner to note, while the veteran Duke Of Navan holds valid form claims as well.

WIN: KING D’ARGENT

EACHWAY RETURN TICKET:

DECLARED RUNNERS 6 2020:MEETING ABANDONED Hood worn by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 5. Stewards Note: GRAND SANCY: Following its run on 27/3/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely. Probable S.P’s: 7-4 King d’Argent (FR), 10-3 Grand Sancy (FR), 9-2 Some Reign (IRE), 11-2 Return Ticket (IRE), 15-2 Theinval (FR), 10-1 Duke of Navan (IRE)

ROLL OF HONOUR YEAR

WINNER

AGE

WEIGHT SP

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Harry Skelton

2020 MEETING ABANDONED 2019

Azzuri

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10-2

5/2F

Dan Skelton

2018

Theinval

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11-2

3/1F

Nicky Henderson Jeremiah McGrath

2017

Vaniteux

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11-8

3/1F

Nicky Henderson Noel Fehily

2016

De Faoithesdream 10

10-3

20/1

Evan Williams

Paul Moloney

2015

Duke Of Navan

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11-3

7/2

Brian Harding

Nicky Richards

2014

Le Bacardy

8

10-1

7/1

Tony Carroll

Trevor Whelan

2013

Conquisto

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10-10

5/1

Steve Gollings

2012

Doeslessthanme 8

11-11

100/30F Paul Nicholls

R Walsh

2011

Beggars Cap

10-9

14/1

Graham Lee

9

Ferdy Murphy

Tom Scudamore


FIRST RACE 1.15

THE SCOTTY BRAND HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Listed Race) (GBB RACE)

2M 110YDS

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £21000 Prize Money.£11959 to the winning horse The second to receive £4487, the third £2247, the fourth £1119, the fifth £562 and the sixth £281. colours no horse

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GRAND SANCY (FR) (22) 41-1303 D

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KING D’ARGENT (FR) (19) 1F1311 D

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RETURN TICKET (IRE) (24) 314631 CD

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4 SOME REIGN (IRE) (15) 3-1F251 D

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Br B g Diamond Boy (FR) - La Courtille (FR) Sean Bowen J O Martin Broughton Racing Partners Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T B Dr Vet Brigitte Poulve Morson Group S Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 1m 7f to 2m 3f on good and soft ground. Third of 5 behind Espoir De Teillee beaten 12l at 9-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Newbury over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month. Best watched today based on his most recent form. Official BHA Rating 145

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Br Ch g Kendargent (FR) - Ephigenie (IRE) Harry Skelton J O Andrew Dick and John Stevenson Dan Skelton, Alcester T B S.A.S. Ecurie Peregrine Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 11-8fav at Warwick over 2m (good) last month, beating Benatar by 9l. Has to be of some interest this afternoon. Official BHA Rating 144 Br B g Getaway (GER) - Capelvenere (IRE) Brian Hughes J O Mr John Wade Rebecca Menzies, Sedgefield T B Michael Ward STRAVE AGGREGATES LTD S Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 2-5fav at Sedgefield over 2m 3f (good) last month, beating Heartbreak Kid by 40l. Respected. Official BHA Rating 138 Br B g Kayf Tara - Bridge Love (FR) Conor O’Farrell J O Mr & Mrs Duncan Davidson Rose Dobbin, Alnwick T B Cleaboy Stud Hazelrigg Racing S He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and two chases at 2m on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 9-1 in a chase at Carlisle over 2m (good to soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Mint Gold by 2 3/4l. A 5lb rise for that win appears to be fair. Official BHA Rating 138

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Br B g Smadoun (FR) - Kinevees (FR) Nico de Boinville J O Mr & Mrs Sandy Orr Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T B V. Berouard, L. Berouard & S. Chatelain ORRMAC 500 S Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to soft, but last win was over three years ago. Beaten 8l behind Thibault at 6-1 when seventh of 8 in a NH Flat race at Lingfield over 2m in February. Entered here on Friday too. Official BHA Rating 136

6 DUKE OF NAVAN (IRE) (43) 532-352 CD

Br B or Br g Presenting - Greenfieldflyer (IRE) Ryan Day J O David & Nicky Robinson Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Keith Douglas Equine Products UK Ltd S Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 7l by Getaway Trump when second of 7 at 18-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 2m (good) last month. That was a step in the right direction. Official BHA Rating 130

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SECOND RACE 1.50

THE CPMS NOVICES’ CHAMPION HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) RACE DESCRIPTION

This race was upgraded in 2018 thanks to backing from the BHA’s Development Fund and is a championship final for novice five-year-olds and upwards which have finished in the first eight on at least two occasions in any weight-for-age steeple chase during the current season.

2019 WINNER MOLLY THE DOLLY (IRE)

SP: 5/1 Age/Weight: 8-11-9 Runners: 9 Jockey: Harry Skelton Trainer: Dan Skelton Summary: Molly The Dolly was held up off the pace on the outside of the field but worked her way into the race under a canny Harry Skelton ride. The mare was sent into the lead four out and despite a sketchy jump at the last, prevailed by three and three quarter lengths from the favourite Dandy Dan.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (38 wins from 180 runners, 21%) runs MAROWN TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (8 wins from 52 runners, 15%) runs FLEGMATIK LONGEST TRAVELLER: PILBARA trained by E Mullins, Ireland.

TODAY’S TIPS FIVE STAR GETAWAY continues to impress and made it three on the

bounce with a cosy win at Haydock. He has been hit by a further 15lb rise, but the step up to 3m could bring about more improvement from Christian Williams’ progressive seven-year-old. Marown recorded a bloodless victory on his first try at 3m at Wetherby and there is plenty of substance to his form this season. There are plenty of others arriving on the back of a success, including One More Fleurie, who appeals under a 6lb penalty having made it three from his last four at Warwick last week. Irish raider Pilbara is also foolish to rule out. WIN: FIVE STAR GETAWAY

EACHWAY: MAROWN

DECLARED RUNNERS 14 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 9. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 14. Hood, Tongue Strap worn by No. 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 8. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 9. Stewards Note: HURRICANE HARVEY: Following its run on 20/2/2021 it was reported that the horse made a bad mistake at the second. ADMIRAL BARRATRY: Following its run on 13/3/2021 it was reported that the horse was never travelling. Probable S.P’s: 9-2 Pilbara (GB), 11-2 Five Star Getaway (IRE), 6-1 Marown (IRE), 8-1 Flegmatik (FR), One More Fleurie (IRE), 10-1 Sirwilliamwallace (IRE), 12-1 Informateur (FR), Mac Tottie (GB), Dublin Four (IRE), 14-1 Hurricane Harvey (GB), Innisfree Lad (IRE), 20-1 Admiral Barratry (FR), Dead Right (GB), 25-1 The Butcher Said (IRE)

ROLL OF HONOUR YEAR

WINNER

AGE

WEIGHT SP

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Harry Skelton

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Molly The Dolly

8

11-9

5/1

Dan Skelton

2018

Crosshue Boy

8

11-5

22/1

Sean Thomas Doyle Mr Harley Dunne (5)

2017

Label Des Obeaux 6

11-12

10/1

Alan King

Wayne Hutchinson

2016

Vivaldi Collonges

7

11-8

9/4F

Paul Nicholls

Sean Bowen

2015

Puffin Billy

7

11-8

7/2F

Oliver Sherwood Leighton Aspell

2014

Samstown

7

10-5

7/2F

Alistair Whillans

2013

Netminder

7

10-0

12/1

Sandy Thomson

Peter Buchanan

201

Problema Tic

6

11-11

6/1

David Pipe

Tom Scudamore

2011

On His Own

7

10-7

9/2

Howard Johnson Paul Gallagher

Ewan Whillans


SECOND RACE 1.50

THE CPMS NOVICES’ CHAMPION HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE)

3M 20y

for novice five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £50000 Prize Money.£26015 to the winning horse The second to receive £11960, the third £5980, the fourth £2990, the fifth £1495 and the sixth £745. age

st-lb

1

HURRICANE HARVEY (GB) (57) 13-121P D

7

11-12

2

MAROWN (IRE) (26) 1-31221 C D

7

11-10

3

THE BUTCHER SAID (IRE) (50) 213660 D

8

11-5

4 FIVE STAR GETAWAY (IRE) (15) 06-5111

7

11-5

5

8

11-5

6 MAC TOTTIE (GB) (23) 0P12P1

8

11-5

7

9

11-2

8 ADMIRAL BARRATRY (FR) (36) 60/-512P

8

11-0

9 DEAD RIGHT (GB) (31) 22PP-10

9

11-0

colours no horse

Br B g Doyen (IRE) - Camp Fire (IRE) Henry Brooke J O Walid Marzouk & Richard Rowland Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham T B Mr J. L. Skinner Dunraven Group of Companies S He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 4f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up 3 out when 14-1 in the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase at Ascot over 3m won by Remastered in February. Won a similar event at Doncaster before that and is respected. Official BHA Rating 142 Br B g Milan - Rosie Suspect (IRE) Brian Hughes J O Mr Trevor Hemmings Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Mr John Donovan Trust Inns Limited S Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and two chases from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 11-8 in a chase at Wetherby over 3m (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Captain Cuckoo by 38l. A course winner to consider. Official BHA Rating 140

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Br B g Robin des Champs (FR) - Georgina Valleya (IRE) A. P. Heskin J O McNeill Family Olly Murphy, Wilmcote T B George Mullins Ultima Business Solutions S Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m 5f to 3m on good ground. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Clondaw Castle when 9th of 17 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 Close Brothers Handicap Chase at Kempton over 3m in February. Has plenty of questions to answer now. Official BHA Rating 135 Br B g Getaway (GER) - Hapeney (IRE) Jack Tudor (3) J O Carl Hinchy and Mark Scott Christian Williams, Bridgend T B A. V. Bloodstock NAF S He has won three chases at 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 5-4fav at Haydock over 2m 4f (good to soft) earlier this month, beating Niven by 6l. Arrives here unbeaten in three and is of real interest upped in distance. Official BHA Rating 135

INFORMATEUR (FR) (25) 612421

Br B g Maresca Sorrento (FR) - Isarella (GER) Sean Quinlan J O Mrs J M Gray & Mr G R Orchard Sue Smith, Bingley T B Mr Alain Burgaud Tuffa Footwear Ltd S Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 5-1 in a chase at Haydock over 2m 5f on his latest outing last month, beating Thomas Macdonagh by 4 1/2l. Only 5lb higher this time and will enjoy conditions. Official BHA Rating 135 Br B g Midnight Legend - Tot of The Knar James Bowen J O Steve & Jackie Fleetham Peter Bowen, Haverfordwest T B Steve & Jackie Fleetham Winner of four hurdle races and two chases from 2m 4f to 2m 7f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 15-2 in a chase at Newbury over 2m 7f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating The Devils Drop by 2 1/2l. Another big run could be on the cards. Official BHA Rating 135

INNISFREE LAD (IRE) (15) 316231

Br B g Yeats (IRE) - Tasmani (FR) Sam Twiston-Davies J O Lorna Hardwick & Bob Allum Matt Sheppard, Ledbury T B John Fallon Tote, Dd Racing Ltd S Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m 5f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 18-1 in a chase at Haydock over 3m 2f on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Defuture Is Bright by 3/4l. A 7lb rise makes this much tougher. Official BHA Rating 132 Br B g Soldier of Fortune (IRE) - Haskilclara (FR) Aidan Coleman J O Forster, Pepper and Summers Lucy Wadham, Newmarket T B S.A.R.L. Haras Du Logis Saint Germain Weatherbys Hamilton LLP S Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on soft and heavy ground. Pulled up at the 8th when 7-2 at Sandown over 2m 4f (soft) in a chase won by Farinet last month on his latest outing. In decent form before that, but others look more likely here. Official BHA Rating 130 Br B g Alflora (IRE) - April Queen Tom Scudamore J O Mr John P. McManus Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke T B R. M. Fear He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 5f on good and good - yielding ground. Well beaten at 28-1 behind The Shunter when 14th of 21 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 Paddy Power Plate at Cheltenham over 2m 5f last month. Best watched. Official BHA Rating 130 Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor

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10 FLEGMATIK (FR) (29) 3-15P44

6

10-12

11 ONE MORE FLEURIE (IRE) (7) 5611F1 D

7

10-12

12 SIRWILLIAMWALLACE (IRE) (48) 16-5331 C

8

10-10

13 PILBARA (GB) (193) 112520 D

6

10-9

Br Ch g Fuisse (FR) - Crack d’Emble (FR) Harry Skelton J O Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton, Alcester T B Jean-Bernard Chapalain Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m on good and good to soft ground. Finished 4l behind Ask Me Early when fourth of 9 at 9-1 last time out in a chase at Uttoxeter over 3m last month. That was a respectable first try at this trip and there could be more to come. Official BHA Rating 128 (in 6lb ex)

Br B g Mustameet (USA) - Auburn Cherry (IRE) Charlie Todd (3) J O Mr K. McKenna Ian Williams, Alvechurch T B F. and L. Daly Tote S He has won three chases from 2m 4f to 3m on good and soft ground. A winner at 9-4 in a chase at Warwick over 3m on his latest outing earlier this month, beating The Newest One by 9l. That was his third win in his last four and he is considered carrying a 6lb penalty today. Official BHA Rating 122 Br B g Getaway (GER) - Mrs Milan (IRE) Ryan Mania J O Mr Ken McGarrity Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B John Noonan Nairn’s Oatcakes Ltd S Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 6-4fav here over 2m 4f last month, beating Kalaharry by 10l. Off the mark over fences in impressive style there and he is respected off a 7lb higher mark. Official BHA Rating 126 Br B g Tiger Groom - Golden Benefit (IRE) Alain Cawley J O Mr P. Byrne Emmet Mullins, Ireland T B Mrs L. J. Jefford Successful in two hurdle races at 3m on yielding and yielding - soft ground. Well beaten at 15-8fav behind Scheu Time when 9th of 13 on his latest outing in a chase at Galway over 2m 2f (soft) in October last year. An Irish raider who is foolish to rule out. Official BHA Rating 125

14 DUBLIN FOUR (IRE) (23) 1-2P331

7

10-9

Br Ch g Arakan (USA) - Eluna Kielan Woods J O DL Adams, JA Adams & G McPherson Graeme McPherson, Stow-On-The-Wold T B Peter and Patsy Stone Longcroft Building Services Ltd S Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f and 2m 6f on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 7-2fav at Newbury over 2m 6f (good to soft) last month, beating Saint De Reve by 6l. Barely broke a sweat there and arrives in good order. Official BHA Rating 125

RACE RESULT

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TIME

DISTANCES

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FORM The figures in red to the right of the horses name refers to its placing in previous races. Figures following the hyphen refer to this season’s form. Trainers’ names, pedigrees etc. have been provided for the convenience of racegoers but are not guaranteed to be accurate. PLEASE NOTE Each horse with form is given a rating, the higher the rating - the greater prospect of winning.

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FEATURE EDITORIAL

CHAMPION HURDLE

FACTS FIRST RUN

The Scottish Champion Hurdle was first run in 1966 which was the same year that the Scottish Grand National moved to Ayr after Bogside Racecourse closed. Blue Venom, ridden by Mr P Adams won the race.

FAMOUS HORSES Famous horses to have won the race include legends such as Night Nurse (1976), Sea Pigeon (1977, 1978) and Alderbrook in 1996, the year after he won the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

BIG RACE JOCKEYS Andy Turnell, Peter Scudamore, Richard Dunwoody and Richard Johnson have all ridden three Scottish Champion Hurdle winners, with the last named hoping to make it number four this afternoon.

MOST WINNING TRAINER Martin Pipe won the race a total of four times with Sayaparee (1990), Granville Again (1992), Blowing Wind (1998) and Copeland (2004). Philip Hobbs would draw level if he wins this afternoon.

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THIRD RACE 2.25

THE CORAL SCOTTISH CHAMPION HURDLE RACE (A LIMITED HANDICAP) (Grade 2) RACE DESCRIPTION

This is a two miles handicap hurdle race for four-year-olds and upwards and due to the quality of the race it has been awarded Grade 2 status, so expect to see some top notch horses lining up. To qualify for a handicap rating horses must have won a race, been placed twice or raced at least three times in order for the handicapper to gauge the level of form shown. This rating then dictates the weight to be carried in a handicap, so higher rated horses will have to shoulder more weight in the contest.

2019 WINNER VERDANA BLUE (iRE)

SP: 4/1F Age/Weight: 7-11-3 Runners: 14 Jockey: Connor Brace (7) Trainer: Nicky Henderson Summary: This was a highly impressive performance. Verdana Blue’s young jockey hekd the mare up before making smooth headway to lead three out and win comfortably by seven lengths from Dino Velvet..

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): I Jardine (13 wins from 77 runners, 17%) runs VOIX DU REVE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (13 wins from 50 runners, 26%) runs DIEGO DU CHARMIL and THYME WHITE LONGEST TRAVELLER: ANNA BUNINA trained by J McConnell, Ireland.

TODAY’S TIPS

Calico is open to plenty of improvement, and he has two novice hurdle successes to his name from three starts over timber. His sole defeat came when second in a Grade 2 at Kempton and he could be well treated on his handicap bow. However, there are some quality handicappers in opposition, including MILKWOOD. Neil Mulholland’s charge ran a blinder to be third in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham, with Anna Bunina (eighth) and Thyme White (12th) behind, and he can confirm his superiority. Diego Du Charmil won the Sussex Champion Hurdle in good style, while Imperial Cup second Miss Heritage is a hugely consistent sort who could go well too. WIN: MILKWOOD

EACHWAY: CALICO

DECLARED RUNNERS 10 Hood worn by No. 8. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 7, 10. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 10. Stewards Note: MILKWOOD: Following its run on 19/3/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe Probable S.P’s: 5-2 Milkwood (IRE), 3-1 Calico (GER), 13-2 Thyme White (FR), 15-2 Diego du Charmil (FR), 8-1 Tommy’s Oscar (IRE), Anna Bunina (FR), 14-1 Miss Heritage (IRE), 16-1 Scarlet Dragon (GB), 20-1 Glory And Fortune (IRE), 33-1 Voix du Reve (FR)

ROLL OF HONOUR YEAR

WINNER

AGE

WEIGHT SP

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Nicky Henderson Connor Brace (7)

2020 MEETING ABANDONED 2019

Verdana Blue

7

11-3

4/1F

2018

Midnight Shadow 5

10-4

25/1

Sue Smith

Danny Cook

2017

Chesterfield

7

10-5

12/1

Seamus Mullins

Daniel Sansom (7)

2016

Ch’Tibello

5

11-1

8/1

Dan Skelton

Harry Skelton

2015

Cheltenian

9

10-13

10/1

Philip Hobbs

Richard Johnson

2014

Cockney Sparrow 5

9-11

12/1

John Quinn

Dean Pratt

2013

Court Minstrel

6

10-9

4/1

Evan Williams

Adam Wedge

2012

Raya Star

6

11-6

15/2

Alan King

Robert Thornton

2011

Sanctuaire

5

10-8

9/2J

Paul Nicholls

R Walsh


THIRD RACE 2.25

THE CORAL SCOTTISH CHAMPION HURDLE RACE (A LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE)

2M

for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £40000 Prize Money.£22780 to the winning horse The second to receive £8548, the third £4280, the fourth £2132, the fifth £1072 and the sixth £536. colours no horse

age

st-lb

1

VOIX DU REVE (FR) (43) 6-04220 D

9

11-10

2

DIEGO DU CHARMIL (FR) (14) 22-3351 D

9

11-10

3

MILKWOOD (IRE) (30) 2-14303 D

7

11-6

4 CALICO (GER) (35) 121 D

5

11-3

5

5

11-2

6 TOMMY’S OSCAR (IRE) (22) 111261 D

6

11-2

7

5

10-13

8 SCARLET DRAGON (GB) (26) 54/150-3 D

8

10-13

9 MISS HERITAGE (IRE) (36) 222122 D

7

10-12

Br Br g Voix du Nord (FR) - Pommbelle (FR) Conor O’Farrell J O D & D Armstrong Ltd & Mr L Westwood Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown T B D. Lommele, G. Wagner & S.C.E.A. Lommele Iain Jardine Racing Ltd S Winner of four hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding. Well beaten at 28-1 when 10th of 14 in a hurdle at Kelso over 2m (good to soft) last month. Might find a few too strong. Official BHA Rating 146 (in 7lb ex)

Br B g Ballingarry (IRE) - Daramour (FR) Angus Cheleda (7) J O Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T B Mme Guilhaine Le Borgne Morson Group S Winner of four hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 11-8fav at Plumpton over 2m (good) earlier this month, beating Sebastopol by 1l. Interesting despite a 7lb penalty. Official BHA Rating 145 (+3) Br B g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Tropical Lake (IRE) Sam Twiston-Davies J O Ms J. Bridel Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke T B John Boden and Willie Kane Tote S He has won two hurdle races and a NH flat race from 1m 6f to 2m on good and good to soft ground. Third of 25 behind Belfast Banter beaten 2 1/4l at 28-1 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 County Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month. Every chance. Official BHA Rating 142

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Br B g Soldier Hollow - Casanga (IRE) Harry Skelton J O Mr John J Reilly Dan Skelton, Alcester T B Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on soft and heavy ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 1-4fav at Warwick over 2m (soft) last month, beating Moore Margaux by 5l. Exciting novice who tackles handicap company for the first time in a hot race. Official BHA Rating 139

THYME WHITE (FR) (30) 10-1U00 D

Br B g Anodin (IRE) - Jane (GER) Sean Bowen J O The Stewart Family Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T B E.A.R.L. Haras de L’Hotellerie Morson Group S Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good and soft ground. Beaten 9l behind Belfast Banter at 28-1 when 12th of 25 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month. Has struggled since winning on his return. Official BHA Rating 138 Br B g Oscar (IRE) - Glibin (IRE) Danny McMenamin J O Mr Ian Hamilton Ann Hamilton, Newcastle Upon Tyne T B Mrs E. Kelly I & A Hamilton S Winner of four hurdle races and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 2-1 in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Christopher Wood by 5l. Has to be considered on recent form. Official BHA Rating 138

ANNA BUNINA (FR) (30) 124050 D

Br B m Poet’s Voice - Russian Society Brian Hughes J O Ms Caroline Ahearn John McConnell, Ireland T B Dermot Cantillon Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 2f on good and yielding ground. Beaten 5l behind Belfast Banter at 125-1 when eighth of 25 on her latest outing in the Grade 3 County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month. More needed in this. Official BHA Rating 135 Br B g Sir Percy - Welsh Angel Tom Cannon J O HP Racing Scarlet Dragon Alan King, Barbury Castle T B Usk Valley Stud Hare Group Ltd S Successful in two hurdle races at 2m and 2m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 4 behind Ajero beaten 23l at 17-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Huntingdon over 2m (good to soft) last month. This is a big step up in class. Official BHA Rating 135 Br B m Pour Moi (IRE) - Haretha (IRE) Aidan Coleman J O Miss Heritage Partnership Lucy Wadham, Newmarket T B Desert Star Phoenix Jvc Texo Scaffolding S Winner of three hurdle races and two NH flat races at 2m on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Beaten 4 1/2l by Langer Dan when second of 9 at 8-1 on her latest outing in the Grade 3 Imperial Cup at Sandown over 2m (soft) last month. Very consistent and respected. Official BHA Rating 134 Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor

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10 GLORY AND FORTUNE (IRE) (34) 52-0402 D BF

6

10-8

Br B g Fame And Glory - Night Heron (IRE) Jonathan Burke J O Mr J. Hinds Tom Lacey, Woolhope T B P. Connell Plusbac S Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 1m 6f and 2m on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 1 1/4l by Vision Du Puy when second of 12 at 10-3fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Stratford over 2m (good to soft) last month. This will ask more of him. Official BHA Rating 130

RACE RESULT

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2ND 4TH

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ABBREVIATIONS

BF - Beaten Favourite, C - Course Winner, D - Distance Winner, CD - Course & Distance Winner.

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FOURTH RACE 3.00

THE JORDAN ELECTRICS LTD FUTURE CHAMPION NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (Grade 2) RACE DESCRIPTION

The next race is our second Grade 2 contest of the afternoon. Initially, each runner in this two miles, about four and a half furlongs steeple chase for novice five-year-olds and upwards is allocated 11st (mares 10st 7lb). Penalties are then awarded to horses which have won above a certain level prior to taking part here. These range from 3lb for winners of a Class 2 weight-for-age or Class 1 handicap chase to 5lb for success in a Class 1 weight-for-age contest.

2019 WINNER SECRET INVESTOR (GB)

SP: 2/1F Age/Weight: 7-11-0 Runners: 7 Jockey: Harry Cobden Trainer: Paul Nicholls Summary:Sent off the 2-1 favourite, Secret Investor made his move on the final circuit and hit the front five out. He hit the second last but recovered to make a positive leap at the last and crossed the line three and three quarter lengths clear of his nearest rival.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): D Skelton (9 wins from 41 runners, 22%) runs ALLMANKIND TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (13 wins from 50 runners, 26%) runs TAMAROC DU MATHAN FANCY THAT: P Nicholls won this race in 2012, 2016 and 2019. The stable runs TAMAROC DU MATHAN today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: TAMAROC DU MATHAN trained by P Nicholls, Ditcheat, 403 miles.

TODAY’S TIPS Allmankind is a high-class novice, having already scooped Grade 1 honours over fences at

Sandown in December. He paid for trying to take on the mighty Shishkin in the Arkle and is likely to mount a bold bid from the front. However, his keen-going style might see him come up short over this longer trip so TAMAROC DU MATHAN is preferred. Paul Nicholls’ gelding has only lost once in three starts over fences, with that defeat coming at the hands of Shishkin, and the way he brushed aside his rivals in the Pendil at Kempton suggests he has a very bright future indeed. Malystic won a novices’ handicap at Newcastle in fine style in December and went close in a jumpers’ bumper last time, so he is preferred ahead of Whoshotthesheriff for the bronze medal. WIN: TAMAROC DU MATHAN

EACHWAY: ALLMANKIND

DECLARED RUNNERS 4 Tongue Strap worn by No. 2. Hood, Tongue Strap worn by No. 1. Probable S.P’s: 11-10 Allmankind (GB), 15-8 Tamaroc Du Mathan (FR), 5-1 Malystic (GB), 10-1 Whoshotthesheriff (IRE)

ROLL OF HONOUR YEAR

WINNER

AGE

WEIGHT SP

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Harry Cobden

2020 MEETING ABANDONED 2019

Secret Investor

7

11-0

2/1F

Paul Nicholls

2018

Bigmartre

7

11-0

4/1

Harry Whittington Harry Bannister

2017

Cloudy Dream

7

11-7

11/4

Malcolm Jefferson Brian Hughes

2016

Le Mercurey

6

11-7

11/2

Paul Nicholls

Sam Twiston-Davies

2015

Top Gamble

7

11-4

3/1

Richard Lee

Richard Johnson

2014

Eduard

6

11-4

7/4

Nicky Richards

Brian Harding

2013

Rajdhani Express 6

11-7

3/1

Nicky Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen

2012

Pacha Du Polder 5

11-4

11/4F

Paul Nicholls

2011

Gilbarry

11-4

8/1

Malcolm Jefferson Graham Lee

6

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FOURTH RACE 3.00

THE JORDAN ELECTRICS LTD FUTURE CHAMPION NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE)

2M 4F 110Y

for novice five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £24000 Prize Money.£13855 to the winning horse The second to receive £5200, the third £2604 and the fourth £1298. colours no horse

age

st-lb

1

ALLMANKIND (GB) (33) 3-31114

5

11-5

2

TAMAROC DU MATHAN (FR) (50) 050-121 D

6

11-5

3

WHOSHOTTHESHERIFF (IRE) (47) 4-21431 C D

7

11-3

7

11-0

Br B g Sea The Moon (GER) - Wemyss Bay Harry Skelton J O The Gredley Family Dan Skelton, Alcester T B Stetchworth & Middle Park Studs Ltd Unex Group S Winner of three hurdles and three chases from 1m 7f to 2m on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 14l behind Shishkin when fourth of 5 at 5-1 on his latest outing in the Grade 1 Arkle Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham over 2m (soft) last month. Has claims up in trip. Official BHA Rating 160 Br B g Poliglote - Thisbee du Mathan (FR) Sean Bowen J O Mrs Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T B Mr Jean-Marie Baradeau Morson Group S He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 1m 7f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in the Grade 2 Pendil Novices’ Chase at Kempton over 2m 4f (good) in February, beating Ga Law by 4l. Suited by this trip and has to be respected. Official BHA Rating 150 Br B g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Dame Foraine (FR) Sean Quinlan J O Hambleton Racing Ltd XXXIV Philip Kirby, Richmond T B Mountainview Stud Ltd Tipperary Hambleton Racing Ltd S Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 10-3 in a chase at Catterick over 2m 3f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Evander by 15l. In good form, but tackles tougher opposition here. Official BHA Rating 140

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Br B g Malinas (GER) - Mystic Glen Brian Hughes J O Clova Syndicate and Mrs J A Niven Peter Niven, Malton T B Mrs J. A. Niven & Mrs D. M. Ewart P D Niven Racing Ltd S Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and two chases from 1m 7f to 2m on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 10 behind Proschema beaten a head at 11-8 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Newcastle over 2m in January. Has been in fine form of late. Official BHA Rating 147

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FEATURE EDITORIAL

FIRST RUN The Scottish Grand National was first run as the West of Scotland Grand National at a course near Houston, Renfrewshire from 1858 until 1866.

BOGSIDE The race moved to Bogside Racecourse in Irvine, approximately 10 miles from Ayr, in 1867. In 1966 the first running of the race at Ayr took place with African Patrol ridden by John Leech winning.

LOCKED IN BATTLE Reigning champion Brian Hughes and Harry Skelton are locked in battle for the Jockeys’ Championship with the latter just edging ahead this week. Brian rides Lake View Lad while Harry is on Old Grangewood.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON The 2019 running of the Coral Scottish Grand National saw trainer Nicky Richards follow in the footsteps of his father Gordon who had trained Playlord to win the race in 1969 and was also successful in 1990 with Four Trix. Nicky, a great supporter of the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival and Ayr Racecourse, watched on from the stands two years ago as Takingrisks, ridden by Sean Quinlan, gave him his first ever Coral Scottish Grand National winner. Nicky saddles Chidswell in the race this afternoon after opting not to run Takingrisks who was pulled up at Aintree last week.


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SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL

FACTS MOST RIDES

Recently retired Richard Johnson rode in this race 19 times which is more than any other jockey. His sole success came in 2011 on board Beshabar for trainer Tin Vaughan.

LIMITED LUCK OF THE IRISH Only one Irish trained horse has won the race – Huntsman in 1869, trained and ridden by Larry Hyland.

WINNING DISTANCE

2018’s winning distance of a nose when Joe Farrell beat Ballyoptic into second place was the shortest ever winning distance in the race.

WINNING TRAINERS Paul Nicholls (Belmont King 1997, Vicente, 2016, 2017) and Nigel Twiston-Davies (Captain Dibble 1992, Earth Summit, 1994, Hello Bud 2009) have trained three winners each of the Scottish National since it moved to Ayr in 1966. If one of them trains the winner today they will equal Ken Oliver’s Ayr record of four wins in the race. Paul saddles Soldier Of Love while Nigel runs The Hollow Ginge.

CORAL SPONSORSHIP Coral took over sponsorship of the race in 2007, the year Hot Weld, trained by Ferdy Murphy and ridden by PJ McDonald won the race. Their commitment to the race has seen it grow to become the fourth biggest race in terms of betting turnover in Britain.


PREVIOUS WINNERS

We take a look back at the last five Winners of The Coral Scottish Grand National

2019 2018

2017

JOE FARRELL

VICENTE

OWNER: M SHERWOOD, N MORRIS, R CURTIS TRAINER: REBECCA CURTIS JOCKEY: ADAM WEDGE

OWNER: MR TREVOR HEMMINGS TRAINER: PAUL NICHOLLS JOCKEY: SAM TWISTON-DAVIES

Joe Farrell is a horse whose racing career has been hampered by injury but he turned up in top condition last year to spring a 33-1 surprise for trainer Rebecca Curtis and jockey Adam Wedge. It was an enthralling race and at one point it looked as if Vicente was going to create history by becoming the first horse in more than 100 years to win three consecutive Scottish Grand Nationals. But it was not to be and when Joe Farrell went clear three out, it looked to be just a matter of how far, but the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Ballyoptic and jockey Tom Bellamy had other ideas and they battled all the way to the line with Adam Wedge’s mount holding on by just a nose.

Vicente, winner of the Coral Scottish Grand National in 2016, was bought by Trevor Hemmings to run in the Grand National at Aintree which was run just two weeks before its Scottish equivalent in 2017 but fell at the first and was rerouted to Ayr. Sent off 9/1 joint favourite, he travelled well through the race under a patient Sam TwistonDavies ride and stayed on well all the way up the run-in to touch off Cogry, trained by Sam’s father Nigel, by a neck. He become the first horse since Androma in 1984 and 1985 to win the race back to back.


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TAKINGRISKS OWNER: FRANK BIRD TRAINER: NICKY RICHARDS JOCKEY: SEAN QUINLAN Since landing this contest in 2019, Takingrisks has been a real force over the longer trips and now has an official rating of 150. Being sent off at 16/1 in the Grand National, unfortunately, he was pulled up and will not be seen at Ayr today. In 2019,Takingrisks blundered at the very first fence but Sean Quinlan managed to keep the partnership intact and gradually worked his way through the field, hitting the front four out and despite not jumping the last all that well, he had plenty in hand to win by four lengths from Crosspark. Could Nicky Richards make it two wins on the bounce today with Chidswell?

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2015

VICENTE

WAYWARD PRINCE

OWNER: MR IAN FOGG & MR JOHN HALES TRAINER: PAUL NICHOLLS JOCKEY: SAM TWISTON-DAVIES

OWNER: MR TJ & MRS H PARROTT TRAINER: HILARY PARROTT JOCKEY: ROBBIE DUNN

Trainer Paul Nicholls was involved in a titanic struggle with Willie Mullins for the British Trainers’ title and the Coral Scottish Grand National win with the seven-year-old Vicente virtually clinched the title for the Ditcheat stable.

A class horse who was falling in the weights, Wayward Prince was upped in distance and hit the front four out seemingly going well.

Given a splendid ride from Sam Twiston-Davies, Vicente crept into the race on the final circuit and led from the last. He fought well all the way up the run-in to hold off Alvarado by two-and three-quarter lengths with Seeyouatmidnight back in third.

But after the last it became a struggle with Benbens (finished third) and the eventual second Goonyella fighting him all the way to the line. But the 11-year-old dug deep to win by three-quarters of a length..


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FIFTH RACE 3.35

THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) RACE DESCRIPTION

Our feature race of the day is the Coral Scottish Grand National, a handicap steeple chase to be run over a distance of four miles. This Grade 3 has had its fair share of famous winners over the years including the likes of Red Rum and Earth Summit. The weights are allocated according to the official BHA rating of each horse with steeple chase winners after April 8th receiving a 5lb penalty.

2019 WINNER TAKINGRISKS (IRE)

SP: 25/1 Age/Weight: 10-10-1 Runners: 23 Jockey: Sean Quinlan Trainer: Nicky Richards Summary: Takingrisks blundered at the very first fence but Sean Quinlan managed to keep the partnership intact and gradually worked his way into the race, hitting the front four ou,tand despite not jumping the last all that well, he had plenty in hand to win by four lengths from Crosspark.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (38 wins from 180 runners, 21%) runs CHAPEL STILE and CHIDSWELL TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (13 wins from 50 runners, 26%) runs SOLDIER OF LOVE FANCY THAT: P Nicholls won this race in 2016 and 2017. The stable runs SOLDIER OF LOVE today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: MISTER FOGPATCHES trained by P A Fahy, Ireland. TODAY’S TIPS . Victory here would round off a fine season for Harriet Graham’s ultra-consistent Aye Right, who was last

seen finishing third at the Cheltenham Festival and has around eight lengths to find with the winner Vintage Clouds, who never missed a beat in first-time cheekpieces on that occasion. Lucinda Russell (Mighty Thunder and Big River) and Sandy Thomson (The Ferry Master and Dingo Dollar) both saddle two and look to have a strong hand. However, COUP DE PINCEAU relished a changed of tactics when an emphatic 12-length winner at Taunton and could provide a big day in the saddle for conditional rider Angus Cheleda. Nick Mitchell’s charge looked to have plenty in hand at the finish of that 3m4f contest and can defy a 6lb rise with the ground in his favour. Others to consider include Soldier Of Love, Sam’s Adventure and Irish raider Mister Fogpatches.

WIN: COUP DE PINCEAU

EACHWAY: AYE RIGHT

DECLARED RUNNERS 23 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 14. Hood worn by No. 19. Visor worn by No. 12, 15. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 17, 22. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 17, 22. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 10. Stewards Note: NOTACHANCE: Following its run on 20/2/2021 it was reported that the horse returned lame. SOLDIER OF LOVE: Following its run on 15/11/2020 it was reported that the horse would prefer a faster surface. BIG RIVER: Following its run on 27/2/2021 it was reported that the horse had an irregular heartbeat. CLAUD AND GOLDIE: Following its run on 27/3/2021 it was reported that the horse erred at the first fence. Probable S.P’s: 11-2 Aye Right (IRE), 15-2 Dingo Dollar (IRE), 8-1 Sam’s Adventure (GB), Soldier of Love (GB), 10-1 Vintage Clouds (IRE), 12-1 Notachance (IRE), The Ferry Master (IRE), Mister Fogpatches (IRE), 14-1 Mighty Thunder (GB), Chapel Stile (IRE), Enqarde (FR), 16-1 Lake View Lad (IRE), 20-1 Oldgrangewood (GB), Some Chaos (IRE), Big River (IRE), 25-1 Claud And Goldie (IRE), Coup de Pinceau (FR), Dino Boy (FR), 33-1 The Dutchman (IRE), The Hollow Ginge (IRE), Cool Mix (GB), Chidswell (IRE), Chef d’Oeuvre (FR)

ROLL OF HONOUR YEAR

WINNER

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JOCKEY

Sean Quinlan

2020 MEETING ABANDONED 2019

Takingrisks

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10-1

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Nicky Richards

2018

Joe Farrell

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10-6

33/1

Rebecca Curtis

Adam Wedge

2017

Vicente

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9/1J

Paul Nicholls

Sam Twiston-Davies

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Vicente

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11-3

14/1

Paul Nicholls

Sam Twiston-Davies

2015

Wayward Prince

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10-1

25/1

Robert Dunne

Hilary Parrott

2014

Al Co

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10-0

40/1

Peter Bowen

Jamie Moore

2013

Godsmejudge

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11-3

12/1

Alan King

Wayne Hutchinson

2012

Merigo

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10-2

15/2

Andrew Parker

Timmy Murphy

2011

Beshabar

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10-4

15/2

Tim Vaughan

Richard Johnson


FIFTH RACE 3.35

THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE)

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for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £150000 Prize Money.£84405 to the winning horse The second to receive £31800, the third £15915, the fourth £7950, the fifth £3990, the sixth £1995, the seventh £990 and the eighth £510. colours no horse

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LAKE VIEW LAD (IRE) (8) 33-155F C

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AYE RIGHT (IRE) (33) 232623 C

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6 DINGO DOLLAR (IRE) (40) 55U-0P1

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8 SOLDIER OF LOVE (GB) (154) 11112P

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9 OLDGRANGEWOOD (GB) (31) 14-44U0 C

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Br Gr g Oscar (IRE) - Missy O’Brien (IRE) Theo Gillard (5) J O Mr Trevor Hemmings N. W. Alexander, Kinneston T B Peter Magnier Trust Inns Limited S Has won three hurdle races, a NH flat race and five chases from 2m to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Fell when 50-1 in the Grade 3 Randox Grand National Handicap Chase at Aintree over 4m 2f won by Minella Times earlier this month. Best watched. Official BHA Rating 155 Br B g Yeats (IRE) - Gaybric (IRE) Callum Bewley J O Geoff and Elspeth Adam Harriet Graham, Jedburgh T B Patrick Cashman Tote S Winner of five hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m 1f to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Third of 16 behind Vintage Clouds beaten 8l on his latest outing in the Grade 3 Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f last month. Should go well. Official BHA Rating 154 Br Gr g Cloudings (IRE) - Rare Vintage (IRE) Ryan Mania J O Mr Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith, Bingley T B Gleadhill House Stud Ltd Trust Inns Limited S Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 28-1 in the Grade 3 Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 3m 1f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Happygolucky by 6l. Shortlisted. Official BHA Rating 150 Br B g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - My Adventure (IRE) Henry Brooke J O Julie & Phil Martin Brian Ellison, Malton T B Mr R. Johnson Brian Ellison Racing Limited S Winner of a hurdle race, three NH flat races and three chases from 2m to 4m 1f on soft and heavy ground. A winner at 15-2 in a chase at Newcastle over 4m 1f (soft) on his latest outing in February, beating Crossley Tender by 3/4l. Progressive and may have more to offer. Official BHA Rating 147 Br B g Mahler - Ballybrowney Hall (IRE) Tom Cannon J O David J S Sewell & Tim Leadbeater Alan King, Barbury Castle T B Miss Lisa Pyne Hare Group Ltd S He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 3m to 3m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up 3 out when 11-2 in the Grade 3 Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Haydock over 3m 4f won by Lord Du Mesnil in February. It is too soon to be writing him off. Official BHA Rating 146

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Br Ch g Golden Lariat (USA) - Social Society (IRE) Brian Hughes J O M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J Wright Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B Fintan Farrell Sandy Thomson Racing S Winner of two hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 7f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 13-8fav at Newcastle over 2m 7f (good to soft) last month, beating Glittering Love by 10l. Merits consideration. Official BHA Rating 145 Br B g Malinas (GER) - Cool Island (IRE) Tom Scudamore J O Allson Sparkle Ltd Lucinda Russell, Kinross T B C. and Mrs Wilson Ian Macleod & Co Ltd, Allson Wholesale S Won three hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 4m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 1l by Time To Get Up when second of 20 at 18-1 on his latest outing in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter over 4m 2f last month. This is more demanding. Official BHA Rating 144 Br B g Yeats (IRE) - Monsignorita (IRE) Sean Bowen J O Mr Malcolm C. Denmark Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T B M. C. Denmark Leaflet Company Ltd S Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 3m to 3m 2f on good ground. Pulled up when 13-2 at Cheltenham over 3m (soft) in a chase won by The Big Breakaway in November last year on his latest outing. Conditions should suit and he must not be underestimated. Official BHA Rating 144 Br B g Central Park (IRE) - Top of The Class (IRE) Harry Skelton J O Chris Giles & Sandra Giles Dan Skelton, Alcester T B Mickley Stud Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S Has won a hurdle race, six chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 15l behind The Shunter when 10th of 21 in the Grade 3 Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham over 2m 5f last month. The trip is a worry. Official BHA Rating 143 Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor

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11 SOME CHAOS (IRE) (27) 231543 BF

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12 THE HOLLOW GINGE (IRE) (92) 1P-U4UP

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13 BIG RIVER (IRE) (50) B15-30P C

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14 CLAUD AND GOLDIE (IRE) (22) 14-241P BF

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15 COUP DE PINCEAU (FR) (34) 515361

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16 CHAPEL STILE (IRE) (55) 1P-0301 C

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Br B g King’s Theatre (IRE) - Shivermetimber (IRE) Harry Reed J O SprayClad UK Tristan Davidson, Carlisle T B Regina Anne Hennessy SprayClad UK S He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 1m 7f to 3m 2f on good to soft and heavy ground, but last win was over three years ago. Unseated rider when 16-1 at Newcastle over 4m 1f in a chase won by Sam’s Adventure in February on his latest outing. This is a big ask. Official BHA Rating 143 Br B g Brian Boru - Iruna Iris (IRE) Ben Poste J O Mason Scudamore Racing Michael Scudamore, Bromsash T B Maurice Keane Kiely Bros Ltd S Winner of five chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 3m 2f on good ground. Third of 7 behind Dequall beaten 28l at 6-5fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 3m 2f (good) last month. Returns to fences now and only 3lb higher than his last winning mark. Official BHA Rating 142 Br B g Oscar (IRE) - Some Gem (IRE) Sam Twiston-Davies J O The Ginge Army Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham T B Mrs O. O’Leary Lucey Agetur (UK) Ltd S He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m 6f to 2m 7f on soft and heavy ground. Pulled up at the 17th when 12-1 at Warwick over 3m 5f in a chase won by Notachance in January on his latest outing. Races off his last winning figure, but others are more reliable. Official BHA Rating 140 Br B g Milan - Call Kate (IRE) Derek Fox J O Two Black Labs Lucinda Russell, Kinross T B J. R. Curran Ian Macleod & Co Ltd S Winner of three hurdle races, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Pulled up at the 8th when 8-1 at Newcastle over 4m 1f in a chase won by Sam’s Adventure in February. Finished fifth in this off a 1lb higher mark in 2019. Official BHA Rating 139 Br Ch g Portrait Gallery (IRE) - Glacial Jewel (IRE) Richie McLernon J O The Border Racers Sandy Forster, Kelso T B Mrs Deirdre McGrath He has won three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 6f to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Pulled up 2 out when 3-1fav at Kelso over 3m 2f in a chase won by Kitty’s Light last month on his latest run. A winner before that and may bounce back in first-time cheekpieces. Official BHA Rating 137 Br B g Buck’s Boum (FR) - Castagnette III (FR) Angus Cheleda (7) J O Sherborne Utilities Ltd & Mr Ian Cahill Nick Mitchell, Sherborne T B Mr Emmanuel Clayeux Sherborne Utilities Ltd S Winner of a hurdle race, two NH flat races and four chases from 2m to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 4-1 in a chase at Taunton over 3m 4f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Skipthecuddles by 12l. Impressed there and could surprise here. Official BHA Rating 137 Br B g Scorpion (IRE) - Peggy Cullen (IRE) Ryan Day J O Langdale Bloodstock Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Killian Traynor Equine Products UK Ltd S Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m 5f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 11-2 in a chase at Carlisle over 3m on his latest outing in February, beating Eclair Mag by 4 1/2l. Did well there, but more is required off a career-high rating. Official BHA Rating 137

17 THE FERRY MASTER (IRE) (57) 51-2114

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18 ENQARDE (FR) (57) 6-21U15 BF

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19 COOL MIX (GB) (107) 0-21333 C BF

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Br B g Elusive Pimpernel (USA) - Dinghy (IRE) Sean Quinlan J O The Potassium Partnership Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B Virginia Lady Petersham Sandy Thomson Racing S He has won a hurdle race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 8-1 behind Galahad Quest when fourth of 7 last time in a chase at Haydock over 2m 4f in February. One who could thrive over this stamina test. Official BHA Rating 133 Br B g Kapgarde (FR) - Usachaqa (FR) Charlie Hammond J O Off The Clock Partners & Dr RDP Newland Dr Richard Newland, Droitwich T B Mr Charles Hubert De Chaudenay Carehome Selection Ltd S He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m 5f to 3m on soft ground. Finished 15l behind Lord Du Mesnil when fifth of 9 at 4-1fav on his latest outing in the William Hill Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Haydock over 3m 4f (soft) in February. Foolish to discount. Official BHA Rating 132 Br Gr g Fair Mix (IRE) - Lucylou (IRE) Conor O’Farrell J O D&D Armstrong Ltd Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown T B R. and J. Micklethwait North Sea Logistics, Iain Jardine Racing Ltd S He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Third of 11 behind Romain De Senam beaten 13l at 9-2fav on his latest outing in a chase at Musselburgh over 2m 4f in January. In great form this term and has to be respected. Official BHA Rating 131

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20 MISTER FOGPATCHES (IRE) (42) 226354

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21 CHIDSWELL (IRE) (43) 23-3664 C

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22 CHEF D’OEUVRE (FR) (25) P/-U2651

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23 DINO BOY (FR) (71) 132-P12 D

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Br Gr g Fairly Ransom (USA) - Jenniferjo (IRE) Daniel Mullins J O Mr J. B. Fahy P. A. Fahy, Ireland T B Mr J. B. Fahy A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 6f on soft ground. Finished 10l behind Mitchouka when fourth of 14 at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 5f last month. An Irish raider who runs from 1lb out of the handicap, but is foolish to rule out. Official BHA Rating 128 Br B g Gold Well - Manacured (IRE) Danny McMenamin J O David & Nicky Robinson Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Victor Dunne Equine Products UK Ltd S Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Finished 8l behind Red Infantry when fourth of 7 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 3m 2f last month. Looks an outsider on this occasion. Official BHA Rating 128 Br B g Martaline - Kostroma (FR) Jonathan England J O The Sandmoor Partnership 2 Sam England, Guiseley T B Ecurie Winning Tote S Winner of two hurdle races, three chases and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m 4f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. A winner at 5-1 in a chase at Haydock over 3m 4f last time out, beating Destinee Royale by a short head. A proven stayer, but others appeal more. Official BHA Rating 127 Br B g Diamond Boy (FR) - Odeline (FR) Craig Nichol J O Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown T B Mr Jean-Michel Feuillet-Besnouin N. S. P. C. C., Iain Jardine Racing Ltd S He has won two chases and a point-to-point from 2m 4f to 4m on soft ground. Beaten 20l by Mighty Thunder when second of 11 at 7-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Musselburgh over 4m 1f in February. Runs from 8lb out of the handicap and he faces a tough task in this. Official BHA Rating 121

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SIXTH RACE 4.10

THE PLAY CORAL ‘‘RACING-SUPER-SERIES’’ FOR FREE HANDICAP HURDLE (CLASS 2) RACE DESCRIPTION

This is a two miles, about five and a half furlongs handicap hurdle race for four-year-olds and upwards which have been rated from 0 to 155. Once a horse has qualified for a handicap rating this is regularly reassessed. A below-par effort could result in a reduced rating whilst a strong performance could see the rating increased. Occasionally, horses are entered to race before their handicap rating has been reviewed and so to avoid recent winners being un-penalised they are allotted a mandatory penalty – 7lb in this race, as is usually the case.

2019 WINNER MAHLERVOUS (IRE)

SP: 10/1 Age/Weight: 6-11-2 Runners: 8 Jockey: Gavin Sheehan Trainer: Warren Greatrex Summary: Ridden up with the pace and always in the mix Mahlervous challenged three out and hit the front. Despite not being fluent at the last hurdle, he had enough in hand to win by a length and three quarters from the favourite Solomon Grey.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES & STATISTICS .LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (38 wins from 180 runners, 21%) runs WETLANDS TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (13 wins from 50 runners, 26%) runs SAINT SONNET LONGEST TRAVELLER: SAINT SONNET trained by P Nicholls, Ditcheat, 403 miles.

TODAY’S TIPS WETLANDS is progressing nicely for Nicky Richards and is fancied to pass his toughest assignment yet for the Greystoke-based handler. The six-year-old has excelled in the north so far and has vital course experience having won here in December. Enemy Coast Ahead also arrives here on a four-timer and might have improved for a wind operation, while Ashington is a different beast on good ground and his confidence should be high after a win at Sedgefield 24 days ago. WIN: WETLANDS

EACHWAY: ENEMY COAST AHEAD

DECLARED RUNNERS 7 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 7. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 3. Probable S.P’s: 9-4 Enemy Coast Ahead (GB), 3-1 Wetlands (IRE), 9-2 Ashington (GB), 15-2 Saint Sonnet (FR), Leostar (GB), 10-1 Bass Rock (FR), 12-1 Weather Front (USA)

ROLL OF HONOUR YEAR

WINNER

AGE

WEIGHT SP

TRAINER

JOCKEY

2020 MEETING ABANDONED 2019

Mahlervous

6

11-2

10/1

Warren Greatrex Gavin Sheehan

2018

Moon Racer

9

10-11

5/1

David Pipe

Tom Scudamore

2017

Gilt Shadow

9

10-11

8/1

SRB Crawford

JJ Slevin

2016

Two Taffs

6

10-5

5/2F

Dan Skelton

Harry Skelton

2015

Rascal

6

11-0

3/1F

Dan Skelton

Harry Skelton

2014

Brother Du Berlais 5

11-7

5/1

Paul Nicholls

Sam Twiston-Davies

2013

Orsippus

7

11-7

18/1

Michael Smith

Danny Cook

2012

Cucumber Run

7

10-13

10/1

Nicky Henderson Barry Geraghty

2011

Russian War

8

11-12

2/1F

Gordon Elliott

Paul Carberry


SIXTH RACE 4.10

PLAY CORAL “RACING-SUPER-SERIES” FOR FREE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (Class 2) (GBB RACE)

2M 5F 91Y

for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £15000 Prize Money.£8169 to the winning horse The second to receive £3763, the third £1881 and the fourth £942. colours no horse

age

st-lb

1

SAINT SONNET (FR) (32) 10-FPP0

6

11-12

2

WETLANDS (IRE) (15) 1-32111 C

6

11-4

3

ENEMY COAST AHEAD (GB) (253) 1/2-111

7

11-1

4 ASHINGTON (GB) (24) 32-3501

6

10-13

5

8

10-13

6 LEOSTAR (GB) (22) 152401 D

7

10-7

7

5

10-1

Br B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Leprechaun Lady (FR) Harry Skelton J O Mr Colm Donlon Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T B E.A.R.L. Haras de La Croix Sonnet Morson Group S Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m 1f to 2m 3f on varying ground. Beaten 19l behind Heaven Help Us at 33-1 when 15th of 26 on his latest outing in the Grade 3 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month. On a high mark now. Official BHA Rating 140 Br B g Westerner - Un Jour D Ete (FR) Brian Hughes J O Mr Trevor Hemmings Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Mr Aidan McGoldrick Trust Inns Limited S He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on varying ground. A winner at 10-11 in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 3f (good to soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Our Percy by 13l. Visually impressive last time; up in grade here. Official BHA Rating 132 Br Br g Malinas (GER) - Penang Princess A. P. Heskin J O McNeill Family Olly Murphy, Wilmcote T B Hazeley Stud Ultima Business Solutions S He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 8-13fav at Uttoxeter over 2m 4f (good) in August last year, beating Elleon by 20l. Did that in the manner of a gelding who is going places. Official BHA Rating 129 Br B g Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Kadoma Sean Quinlan J O Mr T. Alderson Brian Ellison, Malton T B Springfield Farm Partnership Brian Ellison Racing Limited S He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. A winner at 4-1 in a hurdle race at Sedgefield over 2m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Minella Trump by 3 1/2l. Up 3lb for that but he is unexposed and likes good ground. Official BHA Rating 127

WEATHER FRONT (USA) (43) 205450

Br Ch g Stormy Atlantic (USA) - Kiswahili Conor O’Farrell J O Mr Ken Eales & Self Preservation Society Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown T B Kirsten Rausing Iain Jardine Racing Ltd S Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Flash Collonges when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month. Others have less to prove currently. Official BHA Rating 127 Br Ch g Nathaniel (IRE) - Gaditana Craig Nichol J O Mrs Elizabeth Ferguson Alistair Whillans, Hawick T B Brook Stud Bloodstock & W. A. Tinkler Sport Of Kings Classic Racewear S Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 5f on good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a hurdle race when 5-4fav at Kelso over 2m 5f (good to soft) last month, beating Scoop The Pot by 8l. Justified market confidence there and fully entitled to take his chance here. Official BHA Rating 121

6

BASS ROCK (FR) (36) 5-2232

Br B g Martaline - Horta (FR) Danny McMenamin J O Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B S.C.E.A. Hamel Stud N. S. P. C. C. S Placed in three hurdle races from five starts. Beaten 9l by Tamar Bridge in a match at 2-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 4f (heavy) last month. He is wearing a tongue-tie for the first time and remains open to improvement but this is a massive ask. Official BHA Rating 115

RACE RESULT

1ST 3RD

2ND 4TH

TIME

DISTANCES

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Flat

Monday 9

Flat

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Racing Excellence Jump Hands and Heels Series Final 2020/21 Today sees the prestigious Racing Excellence Jump Hands and Heels Series Final take place here at Ayr.

The current Series leader is Kevin Brogan, who leads with 58 points. Second place belongs to Laim Harrison and Philip Armson who both have 31 points to their name.

Racing Excellence Racing Excellence Jumps Hands & Heels Jump Hands & Heels 2020/21 2018/19 Connor Brace Kevin Brogan Danny McMenamin Jordan Liam Nailor Harrison Rex Dingle Billy Garritty Philip Armson Jason Dixon Alan JoeDoyle Anderson Mr Fergus Gillard William Marshall Tom Humphries Ben Godfrey

Final Scores

Conditional and Amateur jockeys have been put through their paces over a series of races during the jump season where they have been marked on course walking, presentation, riding and their final position in the race, culminating in the final and crowning one jockey champion.

5863 31 3128 26

3124 23

2922

Tim Reed who is also another Jockey coach for the BHA programme and would be in charge of issuing points but there are only place points available today. Points available: 1st – 5 points 2nd – 3 points 3rd – 2 points 4th – 1 point

21

2818

Tim Reed

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SEVENTH RACE 4.45

Coral “Fail To Finish” Free Bets ‘Hands & Heels’ Finale Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)(Conditional and Amateur Jockeys Race)(Part of the Racing Excellence Initiative) RACE DESCRIPTION

This two miles, about four and a half furlongs handicap hurdle race has been designed for four-year-olds and upwards which are rated from 0 to 130. In most National Hunt handicaps, there is a minimum weight of 10st so any horse whose official rating would allocate them less than that still has to shoulder that burden. The horses that fall into this category are said to be racing from ‘out of the handicap’ – usually a distinct disadvantage.

2019 WINNER CASTLETOWN (FR)

SP: 6/1 Age/Weight: 7-10-3 Runners: 11 Jockey: Thomas Willmott Trainer: Pauline Robson Summary: Castletown was there or thereabouts throughout the race and was pressed from two out but found plenty at the last and great determination to win by two and a half lengths from Potterman .

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): A M Thomson (15 wins from 88 runners, 17%) runs DIMPLE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (13 wins from 50 runners, 26%) runs DENILIQUIN FANCY THAT: P Nicholls won this race in 2012 and 2014. The stable runs DENILIQUIN today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: GLENTRUAN trained by P Neville, Ireland.

TODAY’S TIPS Equus Millar has claims on his form over two miles but his first attempt

at this trip ended in a pretty heavy defeat at Newbury last time, while Floating Rock has winning form over this distance and ran respectably for third off today’s rating at Fakenham last time. Both have claims in a trappy heat, but slight preference is for GLENTRUAN, who travelled like the winner throughout his maiden victory at Cork last time and could prove well treated off a mark of 118 on his handicap bow.

WIN: GLENTRUAN

EACHWAY: FLOATING ROCK

DECLARED RUNNERS 11 Blinkers worn by No. 8. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 3. Hood, Tongue Strap worn by No. 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3. Probable S.P’s: 10-3 Deniliquin (IRE), 4-1 Glentruan (IRE), 6-1 Floating Rock (GER), 7-1 Frightened Rabbit (USA), 8-1 Equus Millar (IRE), 10-1 Kaizer (GB), 12-1 Castletown (FR), Sword of Fate (IRE), 14-1 Show Promise (GB), 16-1 Dimple (FR), 20-1 Nyoufsea (GB)

ROLL OF HONOUR YEAR

WINNER

AGE

WEIGHT SP

TRAINER

JOCKEY

2020 MEETING ABANDONED 2019

Castletown

7

10-3

6/1

Pauline Robson

Thomas Willmott

2018

Cool Mix

6

10-12

7/2F

Iain Jardine

Liam Quinlan

2017

Tantamount

8

11-1

10/1

Lucinda Russell

Blair Campbell

2016

Impulsive American 4

10-12

8/1

David Pipe

David Noonan

2015

Avidity

6

11-4

7/2J

Dale Irving

James Ewart

2014

Silsol

5

11-8

7/2F

Paul Nicholls

Jack Sherwood

2013

Mubrook

8

11-4

13/2

Brian Ellison

Craig Gallagher

2012

Grandioso

5

11-3

5/1

Paul Nicholls

James Cowley

2011

Knight Valliant

8

9-11

14/1

Barbara Butterworth Miss E Butterworth


SEVENTH RACE 4.45

THE CORAL “FAIL TO FINISH” FREE BETS ‘HANDS & HEELS’ FINALE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3)(CONDITIONAL AND AMATEUR JOCKEYS RACE)(Part of the Racing Excellence Initiative)

2M 4F 100Y

for four yrs old and upwards, x Total race value £10500 Prize Money.£4955 to the winning horse The second to receive £2283, the third £1141, the fourth £571, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. colours no horse

age

1

DENILIQUIN (IRE) (34) 14/-04

6

11-12

2

KAIZER (GB) (22) 153200

6

11-9

3

FLOATING ROCK (GER) (30) 310113 D

6

11-8

4 EQUUS MILLAR (IRE) (43) 1-40150 D

8

11-8

5

6

11-7

6 DIMPLE (FR) (27) P/PP5-P0 D

10

11-6

7

7

11-2

8 CASTLETOWN (FR) (47) 6U-4433 CD

9

10-6

9 FRIGHTENED RABBIT (USA) (18) 30-0P22

9

10-6

st-lb

Br Gr g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Bernie’s Moon (USA) Angus Cheleda J O McNeill Family Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T B Mr R. Shaykhutdinov Ultima Business Solutions S A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f on heavy ground, but that win was over two years ago. Finished 6l behind Vision Du Puy when fourth of 12 at 22-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Stratford over 2m (good to soft) last month. Relatively unexposed so don’t rule out. Official BHA Rating 123 Br Ch g Nathaniel (IRE) - Perse Mr Connor Wood (3) J O Mrs Elizabeth Ferguson Alistair Whillans, Hawick T B Mrs James Wigan Sport Of Kings Classic Racewear S He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 7-1 behind Agrapart when eighth of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 3m 2f (good to soft) last month. Back to a feasible mark and could make an impact. Official BHA Rating 120 Br B g It’s Gino (GER) - Fly Osoria (GER) Nathan Brennan J O Mr L Bolingbroke & Mr P Molony Mark Walford, Sheriff Hutton T B Stall 5-Stars He has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 11 behind Xcitations beaten 8l at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Fakenham over 2m (good to soft) last month. Gets another chance off the same mark. Official BHA Rating 119 Br B g Masterofthehorse (IRE) - Lets Get Busy (IRE) Mr Finn Lambert (5) J O James and Jean Potter Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham T B Mountainview Stud Ltd Tipperary Potter Group S Winner of three hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on good and heavy ground. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Always Resolute when 10th of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 2m 4f (good) last month. Has to prove this trip suits him well. Official BHA Rating 119

GLENTRUAN (IRE) (24) 00-P301 D

Br B g Getaway (GER) - Mac Idol (IRE) Gary Noonan J O In For The Fun Syndicate Patrick Neville, Ireland T B M. F. Condon A winner at 6-1 in a maiden hurdle race at Cork over 2m 4f (yielding) on his latest outing last month, beating The Greek by 2 1/4l. Irish raider who merits plenty of respect after winning so convincingly last time. Official BHA Rating 118 Br Gr g Montmartre (FR) - Dynella (FR) Peter Kavanagh (3) J O D&D Armstrong Ltd Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw T B L. Kling, A. Dambrines & D. Docquet North Sea Logistics S Winner of a hurdle race, three chases and three point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m on good and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 11-1 when last of 7 on his latest outing in a chase at Kelso over 2m 6f (good) last month. Looks up against it. Official BHA Rating 117

SHOW PROMISE (GB) (15) 550P30

Br B g Josr Algarhoud (IRE) - Show Potential (IRE) Joe Williamson J O The Philip Kirby Racing Partnership Philip Kirby, Richmond T B Philip Kirby Philip Kirby Racing, Topspec Equine Ltd S A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on soft ground. Well beaten at 22-1 behind Storm Nelson when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 3m 1f (good to soft) earlier this month. Has been campaigned over longer trips than this of late. Official BHA Rating 113

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Br Gr g Poliglote - Message Personnel (FR) Kevin Brogan J O Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green Pauline Robson, Capheaton T B Mr Raymond Anderson Green N. S. P. C. C. S Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f on good and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 6 behind Whoshotthesheriff beaten 17l at 28-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Catterick over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month. Interesting back over timber. Official BHA Rating 103 Br B g Hard Spun (USA) - Champagne Ending (USA) Joe Anderson (3) J O Mr Tony Harrison Dianne Sayer, Penrith T B Jeanne Bruce The Wheatsheaf Inn S He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 3 1/2l by Peltwell when second of 9 at 15-2 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Hexham over 2m (good to soft) last month. Has gone close the last twice, but this is tougher. Official BHA Rating 103 Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor

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10 SWORD OF FATE (IRE) (21) P23623

8

10-0

11 NYOUFSEA (GB) (40) 46-6550

6

10-0

Br B g Beneficial - Beann Ard (IRE) William Marshall J O Mr A Kerr Mr L Kerr Leonard Kerr, Irvine T B Mrs Bronagh Brady Lawler Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Third of 10 behind Halcyon Days beaten 10l at 7-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Carlisle over 2m (soft) last month. Cannot be ruled out. Official BHA Rating 96 Br Gr g Fair Mix (IRE) - Just Smokie Tom Midgley J O D&D Armstrong Ltd Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown T B Mr R. F. Broad & Mr R. S. Bebb North Sea Logistics, Iain Jardine Racing Ltd S Yet to place in six starts. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Princess Avery when 13th of 16 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newcastle over 2m 4f (good to soft) last month. Runs from 3lb out of the handicap and may find this too tough for him. Official BHA Rating 94

RACE RESULT

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2ND 4TH

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EIGHTH RACE 5.20

THE AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 3) RACE DESCRIPTION

As the title suggests, a National Hunt Flat Race or ‘bumper’ as they are more commonly referred, is a race that takes place without any fences or hurdles. Designed for young horses that, it is presumed, will go jumping in time; only debutantes or horses that have run in this type of race, or an Irish or French equivalent, are qualified to run. If they have previously run on the flat or in hurdle races or steeplechases (except for point-to-points), they are barred from entry. This particular contest is restricted to horses aged four, five and six and will be run over two miles.

2019 WINNER DECEMBER SECOND (IRE)

SP: 16/1 Age/Weight: 4-10-9 Runners: 12 Jockey:Thomas Dowson Trainer: Philip Kirby Summary: This race has produced some class winners over the years and December Second was held up before being momentarily outpaced three furlongs out. However, he led inside the final furlong and soon went clear to win from Chess Player.

RACE STATISTICS YOUR RACE-BY-RACE FACTS, FANCIES & STATISTICS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (38 wins from 180 runners, 21%) runs HOME FIRE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (13 wins from 50 runners, 26%) runs FLEMENSTIDE FANCY THAT: N Henderson won this race in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. The stable runs HIGH WORTH today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: DRUMBEAR trained by J McConnell, Ireland. VINA ARDANZA trained by S Crawford, Ireland. TODAY’S TIPS The form of Lock Down Luke’s second to Peking Rose took a big boost when that winner went close in Grade 2 company at Aintree last weekend and Jackie Stephen’s charge demands respect on his return to action, but FLEMENSTIDE could prove a tough nut to crack. He built on his promising debut second when making all at Exeter, showing a fantastic attitude in the process, and it will take a good one to get past him here. Doncaster scorer Masaccio shouldn’t be too far away either. WIN: FLEMENSTIDE

EACHWAY: LOCK DOWN LUKE

DECLARED RUNNERS 10 Tongue Strap worn by No. 2. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 6, 10. Probable S.P’s: 5-2 Flemenstide (IRE), 5-1 Masaccio (IRE), High Worth (IRE), 7-1 Argonauta (IRE), Lock Down Luke (GB), 15-2 Drumbear (GB), 12-1 Hackberry (GB), 14-1 Home Fire (GB), Vina Ardanza (IRE), 66-1 Grand Voyage (FR)

ROLL OF HONOUR YEAR

WINNER

AGE

WEIGHT SP

TRAINER

JOCKEY

2020 MEETING ABANDONED 2019

December Second

4

10-9

16/1

Philip Kirby

Thomas Dowson

2018

Sebastopol

4

10-9

3/1J

Tom Lacey

Aidan Coleman

2017

Pym

4

10-9

12/5F

Nicky Henderson Jeremiah McGrath

2016

Gibbes Bay

4

10-10

5/1

Paul Nicholls

2015

William Henry

5

11-8

5/6F

Nicky Henderson Nico De Boinville

2014

Miles To Memphis 5

11-9

3/1

Alan King

Robert Thornton

2013

Regal Diamond

5

11-2

11/2

Peter Bowen

Tom O’Brien

2012

River Maigue

5

11-2

10/11F Nicky Henderson Barry Geraghty

2011

Fourth Estate

5

11-9

5/4F

Sam Twiston-Davies

Nicky Henderson Barry Geraghty


EIGHTH RACE 5.20

THE AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 3) (GBB RACE)

2M

for four, five and six yrs old x Total race value £8500 Prize Money.£4629 to the winning horse The second to receive £2132, the third £1065 and the fourth £533. colours no horse

age

st-lb

1

ARGONAUTA (IRE) (88) 1 D

5

11-4

2

DRUMBEAR (GB) (28) 1

5

11-4

3

FLEMENSTIDE (IRE) (98) 21

6

11-4

4 LOCK DOWN LUKE (GB) (185) 12 D

5

11-4

5

5

11-0

6 HOME FIRE (GB) (-)

5

11-0

7

4

10-13

8 MASACCIO (IRE) (141) 1

4

10-13

9 HIGH WORTH (IRE) (35) 2

4

10-9

Br B g Getaway (GER) - Oscar Ladensa (IRE) Jonathan Burke J O Mr Jerry Hinds & Mr Ashley Head Tom Lacey, Woolhope T B Mrs Caroline O’Driscoll Plusbac S Dam unraced. A winner at 9-2 in a maiden NH flat race at Newcastle over 2m on his racecourse debut in January, beating Keep Kidding by 1/2l. Made a professional debut and warrants plenty of respect in his follow-up bid here. Official BHA Rating Br B g So You Think (NZ) - Rule Britannia Sean Bowen J O Mr Colm Herron John McConnell, Ireland T B Lady Bland Half-brother to Dark Wave, won four times between 1m and 1m 4f. A winner at 13-2 in a NH flat race at Downpatrick over 2m 1f (good to soft) on his racecourse debut last month, beating Tempo Chapter Two by 3l. Represents a shrewd Irish trainer and merits consideration. Official BHA Rating Br B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Keep Face (FR) Megan Nicholls J O Mr P K Barber and Mr P J Vogt Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T B Louis G. Vambeck Morson Group S Won on his latest outing in a NH flat race when 4-5fav at Exeter over 2m 1f (soft) in January, beating Top Of The Bill by 3 1/2l, his first success from two starts. Impressive all-the-way winner last time and that form sets the standard. Could prove tough to beat. Official BHA Rating Br B g Lucarno (USA) - La Grande Villez (FR) Sean Quinlan J O Mr P. Stephen & Mr Mark Fleming Jackie Stephen, Inverurie T B Shade Oak Stud Rapid Project Developments Ltd. S A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on good to soft ground. Beaten 3/4l by Peking Rose when second of 9 at 18-1 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Carlisle over 2m 1f (good) in October last year. That is solid form and he is very much one to consider Official BHA Rating -

GRAND VOYAGE (FR) (203) 5-4

Br B g Network (GER) - Qape Noir (FR) Sam Coltherd J O Shire Dreamers Stuart Coltherd, Selkirk T B EARL Trinquet, M. Trinquet & O. Trinquet Finished 4 1/2l behind Comes Recommended when fourth of 10 on his latest outing in a point-to-point race at Monksgrange over 3m in September last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Cormac Doyle in Ireland. Best watched on Rules debut. Official BHA Rating Br B g Frankel - Hot Snap Ryan Day J O Langdale Bloodstock Nicky Richards, Greystoke T B Juddmonte Farms Ltd Equine Products UK Ltd S A smartly-bred son of Frankel and interesting that his top handler has saved him for a big meeting like this. Faces no easy task on debut, but likely possesses a fair amount of ability and worth a market check at the very least. Official BHA Rating -

HACKBERRY (GB) (69) 14 D BF

Br B g Nathaniel (IRE) - Dumfriesshire Ben Robinson J O J Blackburn, Imperial Racing & B Ellison Brian Ellison, Malton T B Juddmonte Farms Ltd Sheridan Fabrications Ltd S A winner of a NH flat race at 2m. Finished 3l behind Creggan White Hare when fourth of 14 at 4-1jt-fav on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Newcastle over 2m in February. First time on turf today and probably needs to raise his game. Official BHA Rating Br Gr g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Ange Bleu (USA) A. P. Heskin J O McNeill Family & Niall Farrell Alan King, Barbury Castle T B Bjorn Nielsen Ultima Business Solutions S Half-brother to Angara, won six times between 1m 1f and 1m 4f including a Grade 1 race. A winner at 3-1 in a NH flat race at Doncaster over 1m 5f (good to soft) on his racecourse debut in November last year, beating Arthur’s Seat by 2 3/4l. A leading contender. Official BHA Rating -

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Br B g Universal (IRE) - High Benefit (IRE) Nico de Boinville J O Middleham Park Racing XCV Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T B John R. Hales Middleham Park Racing S Half-brother to Stoner’s Choice, won four times over hurdles between 2m and 2m 6f and in NH flat race at 2m. Beaten 4l by Mansoline when second of 14 at 4-1 on his racecourse debut at Warwick over 2m (soft) last month. Has to be respected representing top connections. Official BHA Rating Br Breeding O Owner B Breeder J Jockey T Trainer S Sponsor

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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.15 - THE SCOTTY BRAND HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Listed Race) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £11959 to the winning horse The second to receive £4487, the third £2247, the fourth £1119, the fifth £562 and the sixth £281. for five yrs old and upwards. £105 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £21 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £84 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 16th. Penalties, after April 10th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 5lb No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb. ALBERT BARTLETT has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and trainer. A Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the winning owner, to be held for one year only. A cash prize will be awarded to the stable employee in charge of 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 Steeple Chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 15 entries, 1 at £21 and 14 at £105. - Closed April 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9152; Second £3757; Third £1880; Fourth £939; Fifth £470; Sixth £235. (Penalty Value £11959.50) Weights raised 11lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 15 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 1.50 - THE CPMS NOVICES’ CHAMPION HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £26015 to the winning horse The second to receive £11960, the third £5980, the fourth £2990, the fifth £1495 and the sixth £745. for novice five yrs old and upwards. £250 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £50 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £200 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 16th. Penalties, after April 10th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 6lb. The British Horseracing Authority’s Development Fund has generously contributed £15000 towards the prize money for this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of CPMS. 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, 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 22 entries, 4 at £50 and 18 at £250. - Closed April 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £19875; Second £9935; Third £4970; Fourth £2485; Fifth £1240; Sixth £620. (Penalty Value £26015) Weights raised 2lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.25 - THE CORAL SCOTTISH CHAMPION HURDLE RACE (A LIMITED HANDICAP) (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £22780 to the winning horse The second to receive £8548, the third £4280, the fourth £2132, the fifth £1072 and the sixth £536. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, March 23rd and pay £60 stake, Confirm by noon, April 12th and pay £140, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 16th. Lowest weight 10st 4lb; Highest weight 11st 10lb Penalties, after March 28th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb (No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 10lb). Coral has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of Coral. 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. The British Horseracing Authority has modified paragraph 6 of the Weights and Handicapping Code for the purposes of this race, such that racecourse performances up to and including Sunday, March 28th may be taken into account. PLEASE NOTE: A novice or juvenile 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 42 entries, 30 at £60, 12 at £200. - Closed March 23rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £17432; Second £7156; Third £3580; Fourth £1788; Fifth £896; Sixth £448. (Penalty Value £22780) Weights raised 17lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 24 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.00 - THE JORDAN ELECTRICS LTD FUTURE CHAMPION NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £13855 to the winning horse The second to receive £5200, the third £2604 and the fourth £1298. for novice five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, April 12th and pay £120 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 16th. Weights: 11st each Mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a Class 2 weight-for-age or Class 1 handicap steeple chase 3lb Of a Class 1 weight-for-age steeple chase 5lb. JORDAN ELECTRICS LTD has generously sponsored this race and will present a perpetual trophy, to be retained by the Executive, and a memento to the winning owner. They will also present a memento to the winning trainer and jockey. A cash prize will be presented to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 9 entries at £120. - Closed April 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £10610; Second £4356; Third £2179; Fourth £1090. (Penalty Value £13855.20) A SEE PAGE 29 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.35 - THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £84405 to the winning horse The second to receive £31800, the third £15915, the fourth £7950, the fifth £3990, the sixth £1995, the seventh £990 and the eighth £510. for five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, March 23rd and pay £225 stake, Confirm by noon, April 12th and pay £525, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 16th. Penalties, after March 28th, 2021, a winner of a steeple chase 5lb (No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb). CORAL has generously sponsored this race and will present the Scottish Grand National Challenge Trophy, to be retained by the executive, and a memento to the winning owner. CORAL will also present a memento to the winning trainer and jockey. They will also present a cash prize of £150 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 CORAL. 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. This race will be restricted to 30 runners plus two reserves. The two reserves will be nominated as R31 and R32. The procedure for the allocation and operation of the reserves protocol will be as detailed in the notice headed ‘Reserves’ which has been published in The Racing Calendar and which also appears in the important notices following the Standard Conditions on the Racing Bulletin area of the BHA Racing Administration Internet site www2.racingadmin.co.uk. The British Horseracing Authority will amend Rule (F)45 and Rule (F)92 in the event that raising of the weights at the 24 hour stage proves necessary. Trainers are reminded of the provisions of paragraph 41 of the Race Entry Code which require that they MUST notify the Racing Calendar Office IMMEDIATELY when the decision has been made not to run. This will maximise the list of runners and determine whether the weights will need to be raised. The British Horseracing Authority will modify the Rules of Racing as a consequence of providing two reserves for the Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase. The penalty referred to in Rule (F)96 will be waived for any horse which is deemed a non-runner by the Reserve Deadline on the day before the race. The British Horseracing Authority has modified paragraph 6 of the Weights and Handicapping Code for the purposes of this race, such that racecourse performances up to and including Sunday, March 28th may be taken into account. The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code and the Division of Races section of the Race Administration Code of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of 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 Steeple Chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 64 entries, 33 at £225, 31 at £750. - Closed March 23rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £64560; Second £26610; Third £13305; Fourth £6660; Fifth £3330; Sixth £1665; Seventh £825; Eighth £420. (Penalty Value £84405) Weights raised 14lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.10 - PLAY CORAL “RACING-SUPER-SERIES” FOR FREE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (Class 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £8169 to the winning horse The second to receive £3763, the third £1881 and the fourth £942. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-155 (also open to such horses rated 156 and 157 - see Standard Conditions). £75 stake if the horse is rated 129 or higher, or £15 stake if the horse is rated 128 or lower with £60 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 16th. Penalties, after April 10th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 6lb. CORAL has kindly sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. In addition, they will award cash prize to the stable employee responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out in this race. PLEASE NOTE: A novice or juvenile 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 22 entries, 5 at £15 and 17 at £75. - Closed April 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £6260; Second £3131; Third £1565; Fourth £783. (Penalty Value £8169) Weights raised 4lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 43 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.45 - THE CORAL “FAIL TO FINISH” FREE BETS ‘HANDS & HEELS’ FINALE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3)(CONDITIONAL AND AMATEUR JOCKEYS RACE)(Part of the Racing Excellence Initiative) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4955 to the winning horse The second to receive £2283, the third £1141, the fourth £571, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-125 (also open to such horses rated 126 and 127 - see Standard Conditions). £45 stake if the horse is rated 99 or higher, or £9 stake if the horse is rated 98 or lower with £36 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 16th. Penalties, after April 10th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. To be ridden by Conditional Jockeys or Amateur Jockeys or Overseas Jockeys eligible to ride who, prior to October 25th, 2020, have not ridden more than 10 winners under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority Allowances: Jockeys who, prior to April 15th, 2021, have not ridden more than 5 such winners 3lb Jockeys who have not ridden any such winner 5lb (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) (Amateur Riders must not have reached their 26th Birthday on or before October 25th, 2020). SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPLY TO THIS RACE. RIDERS ARE TO CARRY WHIPS IN THIS RACE BUT ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO USE THEM IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES DETAILED IN THE RACING CALENDAR AND UNDER ‘BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NOTICES’, ON THE BHA’s RACING ADMINISTRATION INTERNET SITE, www.2racingadmin.co.uk. All Riders are required to attend a mandatory course walk with the Jockey Coach and/or a Senior Jockey 90 minutes prior to the race, or as otherwise permitted under the terms of the Special Conditions. The British Horseracing Authority has modified paragraph 53 of the Weights and Handicapping Code for the purposes of this race such that the Jockeys’ Allowances as stated therein may NOT be claimed in this race, and has modified paragraph 62 of the Weights and Handicapping Code for the purposes of this race to provide that the winner of this race will not incur penalties in any race except Conditional Jockeys’ races in which the conditions provide for a specific penalty for winners. The British Horseracing Authority has also modified the definition of Amateur Jockey to allow holders of Category ‘A’ Licences to ride in the Race. 23 entries, at £45. - Closed April 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3797; Second £1899; Third £949; Fourth £475; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £4955.86) Weights raised 2lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. A SEE PAGE 48 FOR THIS RACE. Eighth Race 5.20 - THE AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4629 to the winning horse The second to receive £2132, the third £1065 and the fourth £533. for four, five and six yrs old 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. Enter by noon, April 12th and pay £42 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 16th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 9lb; 5-y-o and 6-y-o 11st Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a race 4lb Of 2 races 7lb Of 3 races 10lb. The Riders’ Allowances under paragraph 53 of the Weights and Handicapping Code may be claimed in this race. AYRSHIRE CANCER SUPPORT has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner and award a cash prize to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse. ELIMINATION PROCEDURE - SEE the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code). 27 entries at £42. - Closed April 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3547; Second £1774; Third £887; Fourth £444. (Penalty Value £4629.10) SEE PAGE 52 FOR THIS RACE.

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