Cheltenham The International 2020 - Day 1 racecard

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THE INTERNATIONAL FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2020

Easysland, winner of the 2019 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase on Day One of The International



THE JOCKEY CLUB WELCOMES YOU

Welcome to day one of The International, our fi nal meeting of the year. We are delighted to be able to welcome a limited number of spectators back to the Home of Jump Racing and wish you all a thoroughly enjoyable and safe day with us. The next two days look set to be full of fantastic racing, with the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase taking centre stage this afternoon. Unlike other years, you will not be able to head into the centre of the course, but you’ll be able to enjoy the thrill of the action from the racecourse stands. This year, we are delighted to stage the rescheduled Fitzdares Club Loves The Peterborough Chase that could not be raced at Huntingdon last weekend. It is a wonderful race, and we are pleased to have been able to ensure it can take place this year. We would like to take a moment to remember a great friend, and supporter of the racecourse. Michael Roberts sadly passed away a few weeks ago, and was Chairman of today’s race sponsor CF Roberts for 50 years. We’d like to send our best wishes to all who knew Michael, his friends and family. He will be a much missed face around the racecourse. As ever, our thanks go to today’s sponsors; Fitzdares, Glenfarclas, Catesby, CF Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services, Unibet, British EBF and CITIPOST. We thank you all for your continued support and wish you a wonderful day. We hope everyone that is able to join us today enjoys being back on course, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding of all our Covid-19 safety measures we have in place. We look forward to being able to share a fantastic day with you. MARTIN ST QUINTON

IAN RENTON

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DON'T FORGET OUR NEXT MEETING - SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER THE INTERNATIONAL - DAY 2 Christmas comes early to Cheltenham every year, with the greatest gift of them all: two days of quality racing action at the Home of Jump Racing. With the festive season about to enter the home straight, Cheltenham regulars rarely leave the racecourse without a spring in their step from The International meeting. With an overseas flare in the cross country race, and a Gold Cup of its own, the race meeting is a highlight of the Christmas racing calendar and kick starts the festive sporting season.

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1 AL BOUM PHOTO (FR) (73) B g Buck’s Boum (FR) - Al Gane (FR) J T O B S

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TFR BHA164 FORM F2F1r-1

TIMEFORM VIEW Would have been placed if standing up in the RSA last year and has improved again since, impressively winning Listed event at Tramore on his only start this season in January. Can do even better

01Jan Trm 24Apr Pun 01Apr Fai

21f Ch 24f Ch 20f Ch

soft 1/7 yd/sf r sf/hy 1/9

Total Recall The Storyteller Shattered Love

6l 1l

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EXPERT VIEW

A quick way to see a horse’s past performance. These are its recent finishing positions. Look out for Letters: C = Has won at this course D = Has won over this distance CD = Has won over this distance at this course BF = Was a beaten favourite

MORE INFORMATION ON THE FORM / P

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

How the experts rate the horse’s chances: 2. 3.

BHA rating = the higher the number, the better the horse. Timeform view and TFR rating

4. HORSE’S TRAINER & THEIR LOCATION Look out for the summary of leading course trainers before each race.

5. JOCKEY Listen out for any jockeys who are having a successful day.

OTHER USEFUL DETAILS 6. Owner’s colours worn by the Jockey 7. Saddlecloth number 8. Horse’s name 9. Days since the horse last run 10. Horse’s age 11. Jockey’s weight (stone and Ibs) 12. The horse’s breeding – father (sire) and mother (dam) 13. Horse’s owner 14. Horse’s breeder 15. Birthplace of horse (outside GB)

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— Collect. Once ‘Weighed-in’ has been announced, present your betting slip and collect any winnings.

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2m 179y + 63y

FIRST RACE 11.30

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THE BRITISH EBF ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (Qualifier) (GBB RACE) for novice four, five and six yrs old x Total race value £10000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £4750, 2nd £1587, 3rd £794, 4th £397, 5th £198, 6th £99. (Penalty Value £6256) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (15-20): P Nicholls (32 wins from 318 runners, 10%) runs LUCKY ONE Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (9 wins from 50 runners, 18%) runs LUCKY ONE Longest Traveller: MAKE ME A BELIEVER trained by D Pipe, Wellington, 100 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 ANY NEWS (IRE) (30)

TFRHHHHI BHAFORM F-11 D

Ch g Stowaway - Kisskiss Bang Bang (IRE) 5 11-4

TIMEFORM VIEW Failed to complete sole point start last year but has made a bright start under Rules, supplementing his bumper win at Exeter on hurdles bow at Bangor last month. More to come and he’s a big player.

J Sam Twiston-Davies T Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke O Jane Nuala Cartwright B Aileen Persse & Hannah Persse

11Nov Bgr 16f Hdl soft 1/4 Easy As That (IRE) 8Oct Exe 16f NHF gd-fm 1/9 Glory And Honour (IRE)

2 LORD BADDESLEY (IRE) (26)

10l 7l

TFRHHHII BHA121 FORM 25-12 BF

B or Br g Doyen (IRE) - Tropical Ocean (IRE) 5 11-4

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful form in defeat in bumpers and off the mark in good style on hurdles bow at Fontwell in October. Bit disappointing he failed to follow up back at that venue, hanging left.

J Tom Cannon T Chris Gordon, Winchester O Mr Richard & Mrs Carol Cheshire B Edward Ryan S Owley Ltd

15Nov Fon 17f Hdl heavy 2/4 Furkash (FR) 2Oct Fon 17f Hdl soft 1/9 Fearless (IRE) 7Feb Kmp 16f NHF gd-sf 5/9 Hoi Polloi (IRE)

3 LUCKY ONE (FR) (10)

33/4l 41/2l 43/4l

TFRHHHII BHA122 (+11) FORM 22/4-021

Br g Authorized (IRE) - Lady Anouchka (IRE) 5 11-4

TIMEFORM VIEW Looked at home back over 2m when landing 13-runner maiden on the bridle at Southwell 10 days ago. This demands more but way he jumped/ travelled on that occasion suggests there’s better to come.

J Harry Cobden E Hood T Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat O Sullivan Bloodstock & Hughes Crowley B E.A.R.L. du Bois Hue S Morson Group

1Dec Swl 15f Hdl gd-sf 1/13 Fletch (FR) 14Nov Utt 19f Hdl gd-sf 2/11 What About Time (IRE) 21Oct Her 19f HcpH good 7/8 Fugitives Drift (IRE)

4 BUTTE MONTANA (IRE) (47)

14l 51/2l 53l

TFRHHIII BHAFORM 20-6

B g Presenting - My Cool Lady (IRE) 5 10-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Failed to build on promising debut second in Cheltenham bumper when eighth in Listed bumper at Ascot a year ago. Well held on October’s hurdles bow so he looks up against it.

J Paddy Brennan T Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham O Mr T. Crowe B Richard Irwin

25Oct Ain Dec19 Asc Oct19 Chl

5 CADDYHILL (IRE) (17)

20f Hdl soft 6/7 Real Stone 15f NHF heavy 8/9 Israel Champ (IRE) 16f NHF heavy 2/15 Time Flies By (IRE)

60l 32l 13/4l

TFRHHIII BHA117 FORM U0-6242

B g Arcadio (GER) - Ring Hill 5 10-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Bright start for new yard when second over 2m at Hereford in October. Unable to build on that twice since and needs to up his game in a better race.

J Richard Johnson T Alastair Ralph, Bridgnorth O Mr Bill Hawkins B Arctic Tack & Norrismount Studs S Planned Office Interiors Ltd

24Nov Swl 15f Hdl gd-sf 2/13 Get Your Own (IRE) 28Oct Tnt 16f Hdl gd-fm 4/10 Isolate (FR) 13Oct Her 16f Hdl gd-fm 2/12 Benson

6 MAKE ME A BELIEVER (IRE) (50)

13/4l 38l 1 /2l

TFRHHHHH BHAFORM F/1-2

Br g Presenting - Kiltiernan Robin (IRE) 5 10-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Half-brother to useful King Roland and J Tom Scudamore E Tongue Strap successful Rules debut in 12-runner bumper at Chepstow in October 2019. Split next-time out winners when second T David Pipe, Wellington on hurdles bow in October. Has had a wind op. O Prof. C. Tidsall & Jane Gerard-Pearse 22Oct Lin 19f Hdl soft 2/16 Bear Ghylls (IRE) 41/2l B Cafre Enniskillen Campus Oct19 Chp 16f NHF soft 1/12 Everglow nk S W & S Recycling

DECLARED RUNNERS 6 2019: CHANTRY HOUSE (IRE) 5 10 12 Barry Geraghty 5-6 (Nicky Henderson) 8 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 6. Stewards Note: CADDYHILL: Following its run on 24/11/2020 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. Probable S.P’s: 11-4 Any News (IRE), 10-3 Lord Baddesley (IRE), Lucky One (FR), 7-2 Make Me A Believer (IRE), 18-1 Caddyhill (IRE), 25-1 Butte Montana (IRE) 12


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PLAY SMARTER

MAKE ME A BELIEVER looked good when landing a bumper last autumn and he split next-time-out scorers when runner-up on hurdles debut at Lingfield in October. He’s since undergone wind surgery, and in receipt of 6lb from his main rivals, he looks the way to go now down in trip. Any News might be the pick of the penalised trio.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.MAKE ME A BELIEVER (IRE) 2.ANY NEWS (IRE) 3.LUCKY ONE (FR)

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3m 1f 56y + 126y

SECOND RACE 12.05

due to rail movement

THE INTERNATIONAL DECORATIVE SURFACES NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) for novice four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £20000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £9500, 2nd £3174, 3rd £1588, 4th £794, 5th £396. (Penalty Value £12512) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (15-20): P Nicholls (32 wins from 318 runners, 10%) runs FABULOUS SAGA Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (9 wins from 50 runners, 18%) runs FABULOUS SAGA Fancy That: P Nicholls won this race in 2011 and 2013. The stable runs FABULOUS SAGA today. Longest Traveller: THE MIGHTY DON trained by N Gifford, Findon, 121 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 HAPPYGOLUCKY (IRE) (24)

Br g Jeremy (USA) - Mydadsabishop (IRE) 6 11-6 J David Bass T Kim Bailey, Cheltenham O Lady Dulverton B Mrs Maura Canavan S Kim Bailey Racing Ltd

2 L’AIR DU VENT (FR) (19)

TFRHHHHH BHA142 FORM 1334-12 BF

TIMEFORM VIEW Made up into a useful novice hurdler last term and one to keep on side judged on his comfortable return/chase debut success at Stratford. Failed to progress at Fakenham but remains with potential.

17Nov Fkn 29Oct Str 13Mar Chl

1 /2l 61/2l 31/4l

TFRHHHHI BHA137 FORM 1/305-31

B g Coastal Path - Bleu Perle (FR) 6 11-6

TIMEFORM VIEW Ex-pointer who drew a blank over E Tongue Strap hurdles but improved to make it second time lucky over fences when winning novice chase at Exeter (24.2f, heavy, 2/1) 19 days ago. Likely to progress again.

J Robbie Power T Colin Tizzard, Sherborne O Brocade Racing B Mme A. Cypres & Cte A. Maggiar S Coral Racing Limited

22Nov Exe 24f Ch 27Oct Chp 23f Ch 8Feb Nby 16f Hdl

3 THE MIGHTY DON (IRE) (19)

Ch g Shantou (USA) - Flying Answer (IRE) 8 11-6 J James Davies T Nick Gifford, Findon O Golden Rose Partnership B Mrs B. D. Byrne S Avtrade Limited

B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Fabalina (FR) 8 11-1

J Harry Cobden E Tongue Strap T Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat O Sullivan Bloodstock Limited B E.A.R.L. Haras Du Taillis S Morson Group

5 HOLD THE NOTE (IRE) (13)

soft 1/7 Milanford (IRE) gd-sf 3/6 The Wolf (FR) good 5/15 Chantry House (IRE)

13/4l 33/4l 101/4l

TFRHHHII BHA140 FORM 4FF0-13 C

TIMEFORM VIEW Talented sort who has never looked a natural over fences but stayed on well to get the better of Enrilo at Chepstow on reappearance. Probably matched that at Exeter next time but looks vulnerable.

22Nov Exe 24f Ch soft 3/7 L’Air du Vent (FR) 101/4l 9Oct Chp 23f Ch good 1/4 Enrilo (FR) nk 11Mar Chl 21f HcpH soft 18/25 Dame de Compagnie (FR) 29l

4 FABULOUS SAGA (FR) (1001)

B g Jeremy (USA) - Keys Hope (IRE) 6 11-1 J Tom Scudamore T Mick Channon, West Ilsley O Mr T. P. Radford B Michael Martin S Timico

21f Ch good 2/3 Getaway Trump (IRE) 20f Ch gd-sf 1/7 Paint The Dream 20f HcpH soft 4/23 Indefatigable (IRE)

TFRHHHII BHA140 FORM 231100//-

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdler for Willie Mullins who ran well when seventh in Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham in 2018. Undergone wind surgery ahead of yard/chasing bow and he’s interesting after nearly 3 years off.

Mar18 Chl 23f Hdl Feb18 Leo 22f Hdl Dec17 Lim 24f Hdl

soft 7/20 Kilbricken Storm (IRE) soft 7/7 Tower Bridge (IRE) heavy 1/5 Delta Work (FR)

11l 23l 3 /4l 3

TFRHHHII BHA143 FORM 3P23-44

TIMEFORM VIEW Quickly made up into a smart novice

E Visor chaser last term but he’s still winless in this discipline and

was again below his best in the John Francome Novices’ Chase at Newbury. Visor on but others preferred.

28Nov Nby 23f Ch good 4/5 Next Destination (IRE) 30Oct Wet 24f Ch gd-sf 4/4 Shan Blue (IRE) 10Mar Chl 20f HcpC soft 3/20 Imperial Aura (IRE)

13l 17l 12l

DECLARED RUNNERS 5 2019: PYM (IRE) 6 11 6 Nico de Boinville 2-1 (Nicky Henderson) 5 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 4. Probable S.P’s: 3-1 Happygolucky (IRE), 10-3 Hold The Note (IRE), 4-1 L’Air du Vent (FR), 9-2 The Mighty Don (IRE), Fabulous Saga (FR)

PLAY SMARTER

HAPPYGOLUCKY let odds-on backers down at Fakenham last month, seeming unsuited by the sharp track. This step up in trip looks sure to suit and he gets the nod to double his tally over the larger obstacles having scored on his chase debut/ return. L’Air du Vent is taken to chase him home after his recent victory, with Fabulous Saga another interesting runner returning from a lengthy absence.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.HAPPYGOLUCKY (IRE) 2.L’AIR DU VENT (FR) 3.FABULOUS SAGA (FR)

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THE EQUI-TREK & JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES SOUTH WEST REGION FREQUENT RUNNER SCHEME The Jockey Club South West Frequent Runner Scheme is aimed at rewarding trainers who run horses regularly at Jockey Club Racecourses in the South West Region - Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton. There are two categories of a frequent runner. Trainers with 40 or more horses and Trainers with 40 or fewer horses in training. The Championship for the 2020/21 season started at Warwick on Monday 21 September - scores will be backdated - and will finish on Wednesday 26 May 2021 (excluding The Festival™ and Hunter Chases). The winning trainer will receive an Equi-Trek horsebox for a year. CURRENT STANDINGS (as of 1 December 2020) 40+ horses

Stars

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Stars

P F Nicholls

213.5

Christian Williams

74

P J Hobbs

190.5

C J Down

67

D Skelton

167

R Walford

62

A King

151.5

N J Hawke

56

C L Tizzard

143.5

J W Mullins

53

F O'Brien

129

H D Daly

43.5

N A Twiston-Davies

111

Mrs L Wadham

43

D Pipe

107.5

Kayley Woollacott

43

Miss E C Lavelle

87

Mrs J Williams

38

Olly Murphy

83.5

N J Gifford

37

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2m 179y + 63y

THIRD RACE 12.40

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THE CATESBY HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3)

for three yrs old and upwards x Total race value £12500 Owners Prize Money. 1st £5498, 2nd £1822, 3rd £911, 4th £455, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280, 8th £280. (Penalty Value £7212.78) Weights raised 2lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (15-20): F O’Brien (20 wins from 162 runners, 12%) runs BENNY’S BRIDGE Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (8 wins from 28 runners, 29%) runs CROOKS PEAK Longest Traveller: MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS trained by Miss Amy Murphy, Newmarket, 129 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 NELSON RIVER (GB) (21)

B g Mount Nelson - I Say (IRE) 5 11-12 J Harry Bannister T Tony Carroll, Cropthorne O CCCP Syndicate B Raymond Clive Tooth S Mill House Racing

TFRHHHII BHA136 FORM 64/550-4 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner who arrives on back of creditable fourth of 11 in 2m handicap at Ascot three weeks ago. Dropped 2lb so he’s one for the shortlist.

20Nov Asc 15f HcpH soft 4/11 Buzz (FR) 3Jul Chp 16f Hcp good 5/8 Le Musee (FR) 13Jun San 14f Hcp good 9/12 Nuits St Georges (IRE)

2 TEGEREK (FR) (26)

B g Mount Nelson - Takaniya (IRE) 6 11-11 J Kevin Brogan (7) T Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham O Jonjo O’Neill Racing Club B S.C. H.H. The Aga Khan’s Studs S Wasdell Group

TFRHHHII BHA135 FORM 412-213 C BF

TIMEFORM VIEW Going the right way over hurdles, and landed a gamble in conditionals’ event over C&D before good third of 14 off 8lb higher here 26 days ago. Sure to go well again despite another 3lb rise.

15Nov Chl 23Oct Chl 24Sep Per

3 BENNY’S BRIDGE (IRE) (49)

B g Beneficial - Wattle Bridge (IRE) 7 11-9 J Paddy Brennan T Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham O Biddestone Racing I B Brendan & Mary Fitzpatrick S Biddestone Stud Ltd

16f HcpH soft 3/14 The Shunter (IRE) 16f HcpH good 1/17 One True King (IRE) 16f HcpH gd-sf 2/11 Chef de Troupe (FR)

B g Pour Moi (IRE) - Cleofila (IRE) 4 11-8

J Alan Johns E Tongue Strap T Tim Vaughan, Cowbridge O Mr D. W. Fox B J. S. Bolger

5 MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS (GB) (42)

B g Camelot - Wind Surf (USA) 5 11-8

J Jack Quinlan E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces T Amy Murphy, Newmarket O Vitality CBD Partners & Mr Julian Taylor B Lady Juliet Tadgell S Amy Murphy Racing Ltd, Vitality

3l 51/2l 43/4l

TFRHHHHI BHA133 FORM 010/10-6 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW C&D winner who returned from 11 months off with encouraging sixth of 17 to Tegerek in 2m handicap here 49 days ago. hampered two out then blundering last. Not ruled out lightly off 3lb lower mark.

23Oct Chl 16f HcpH good 6/17 Tegerek (FR) Nov19 Chl 16f HcpH soft 12/14 Harambe Oct19 Chl 16f HcpH gd-sf 1/13 Falcon Sun (FR)

4 CLEMENCIA (IRE) (49)

103/4l 11l 14l

21l 52l 8l

TFRHHHII BHA132 FORM 61445-F

TIMEFORM VIEW 2m hurdle winner for Brendan Duke in December 2019. Fair fifth over C&D on debut for this stable and just losing prominent pitch when falling heavily here on return. Since had wind op and more needed.

23Oct Chl 11Mar Chl 2Feb Leo

16f HcpH good F/17 Tegerek (FR) 16f HcpH soft 5/22 Aramax (GER) 16f Hdl yield 4/10 A Wave of The Sea (IRE)

41/4l 24l

TFRHHHII BHA132 FORM 2310-2 BF

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved to get off the mark with plenty to spare on handicap hurdle debut at Fontwell in January. AW winner in September and ran right to form when runner-up at Wetherby latest. Much respected.

30Oct Wet 16f HcpH gd-sf 2/9 Fransham 11/2l 18Sep Kmp 15f Hcp st-sl 1/9 Dazzling Rock (IRE) hd 22Feb Kmp 21f HcpH gd-sf 9/17 Downtown Getaway (IRE) 11l

6 NORDIC COMBINED (IRE) (15)

TFRHHHHI BHA130 FORM 441-652

B g Haafhd - Chilly Filly (IRE) 6 11-6

TIMEFORM VIEW Opened hurdles account at Taunton J Fergus Gillard (5) E Blinkers, Tongue Strap final run last term and in good form this season, second of 16 in 19f handicap back at Taunton 15 days ago. Must enter T David Pipe, Wellington calculations again. O Chris & David Stam 26Nov Tnt 19f HcpH good 2/16 Calva d’Auge (FR) 11/2l B Dan Gilbert 8Nov San 15f HcpH soft 5/9 Mister Coffey (FR) 61/2l S W & S Recycling, Tote 21Oct Fon 19f HcpH gd-sf 6/10 Chirico Vallis (FR) 18l

7 HAAFAPIECE (GB) (27)

Ch g Haafhd - Bonnet’s Pieces 7 11-6 J Miss Gina Andrews (3) T Pam Sly, Peterborough O Mrs Tilly Coles B Mrs P. Sly S Pam Sly Racing

TFRHHHII BHA130 FORM 3211-42 BF

TIMEFORM VIEW Ended last season on the up with a brace of wins and has continued the good work at Wetherby in recent weeks with a brace of in-frame efforts. In the mix off same mark.

14Nov Wet 16f HcpH soft 2/9 Albert’s Back 14Oct Wet 16f HcpH gd-sf 4/11 Anemoi (FR) 1Jan Fkn 20f HcpH gd-sf 1/10 Sleep Easy 20

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8 CROOKS PEAK (GB) (54)

TFRHHHHH BHA130 FORM 440-542 C D

B g Arcadio (GER) - Ballcrina Girl (IRE) 7 11-6

TIMEFORM VIEW Looked a smart hurdling prospect in early 2019 for Philip Hobbs but made low-key start over fences since. Back hurdling now for new yard after wind op so he’s an interesting contender off handy mark.

J Bridget Andrews T Dan Skelton, Alcester O Simon & Lisa Hobson - Crooks Peak 18Oct Kmp 18f HcpC good 2/7 Locker Room Talk (IRE) B Derwent Dene Farm 25Sep Utt 15f Ch good 4/5 Fusil Raffles (FR) S Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) 5Sep Str 19f Ch good 5/6 Darling Maltaix (FR)

9 ROWLAND WARD (GB) (31)

TFRHHHII BHA129 FORM F15-3

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Honor Bound 4 11-5

TIMEFORM VIEW Opened account in this sphere at Kempton last December. Allotted stiff opening mark but performed with credit after 10 months off when third on return at Huntingdon. Still low mileage so considered.

J Ciaran Gethings T Stuart Edmunds, Newport Pagnell O Mr David Mitson B Al Shahania Stud S Science Supplements

10Nov Hun 15f HcpH good 3/9 Wild Max (GER) 25Jan Chl 16f Hdl soft 5/6 Galahad Quest (FR) Dec19 Kmp 16f Hdl soft 1/6 Thyme White (FR)

10 HAREFIELD (IRE) (39)

61/4l 73/4l 13/4l

TFRHHHII BHA125 FORM 5P-6543 BF

B g Doyen (IRE) - Bobbi’s Venture (IRE) 7 11-1

TIMEFORM VIEW Arrives in decent form, third of 10 in 2m handicap hurdle (9/4) at Plumpton last time. Not taken lightly for in-form yard.

J Tom Cannon T Chris Gordon, Winchester O Andrew Charity B Pat Moore S Owley Ltd

2Nov Plm 15f HcpH soft 3/10 The Twisler 21Oct Fon 19f HcpH gd-sf 4/10 Chirico Vallis (FR) 3Oct Fon 19f HcpH soft 5/7 Collooney (IRE)

11 SPEED COMPANY (IRE) (27)

31/2l 83/4l 91/2l

TFRHHHII BHA122 FORM 33/105-6

B g Fast Company (IRE) - Trentini (IRE) 7 10-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful winner on Flat and over

E Tongue Strap hurdles for cuurent yard, but failed to stay 20f when sixth

in Wetherby handicap hurdle last time. Not dismissed back at 2m now dropped 4lb.

14Nov Wet 19f HcpH soft 6/10 Mario de Pail (FR) 11Oct Gwd 11f Hcp heavy 4/7 Natural History 26Sep Hay 11f Hcp good 6/7 Doubling Dice

12 BREFFNIBOY (FR) (25)

43l 5l 51/4l

TFRHHHII BHA122 FORM 013111 D

B g Sageburg (IRE) - Dawn Cat (USA) 6 10-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Much improved handicapper this term, making it 4 wins from last 5 starts in good style at Leicester 25 days ago. Up another 6lb but hard to rule out in current mood.

J Tom Buckley (5) T Johnny Farrelly, Midford O Mr F. A. Clegg B S.C.E.A. Haras de Manneville S Johnny Farrelly Racing

16Nov Lei 15f HcpH soft 1/10 Chazza (IRE) 11Nov Exe 16f HcpH gd-sf 1/11 Hollywood Ken (IRE) 9Nov Kmp 16f HcpH good 1/9 Billy’s Angel (IRE)

13 ALWAYS RESOLUTE (GB) (41)

/4l 6l 13l

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TFRHHHII BHA122 FORM 612U/6-0

B g Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Mad Annie (USA) 9 10-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual 20f winner during 2018/19 campaign. Fit from winning on the Flat but returned with below-par eighth in 20f Wetherby handicap last time. Needs to bounce back.

J Dave Crosse E Cheek Pieces T Ian Williams, Alvechurch O Ne-Chance B Jarvis Associates S Lenat International UK Ltd., Ne-Chance.co.uk

31Oct Wet 19f HcpH soft 8/18 Arrivederci (FR) 11Oct Gwd 16f Hcp heavy 3/9 Land of Winter (FR) 12Sep Chs 14f Hcp good 1/6 Shabeeb (USA)

14 TORCELLO (IRE) (34)

23l 11l hd

TFRHHHII BHA118 FORM 2500/00-

Ch g Born To Sea (IRE) - Islandagore (IRE) 6 10-8

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful ex-Irish hurdler for Andrew McNamara in 2019. Has thrived on the Flat for his current yard but well held when last seen over hurdles last November. No forlorn hope though.

J Page Fuller T Shaun Lycett, Witney O Mr Dan Gilbert B Rathasker Stud S Tote

7Nov Don 11f Hcp soft 23/23 On To Victory 24Oct Nby 10f Hcp heavy 2/10 Lunar Jet Nov19 Nby 16f HcpH gd-sf 10/11 Epatante (FR)

15 ZAMANI (GER) (18)

99l hd 38l

TFRHHHII BHA116 FORM 31P-3U4

Ch g Mamool (IRE) - Zuccarella (GER) 4 10-6

TIMEFORM VIEW Flat winner in Germany who posted J Tom Scudamore E Hood best effort in this sphere when third on return at Plumpton (15.9f) in October. Not disgraced when fourth at Kempton T David Bridgwater, Stow-on-the-Wold last time so can’t be ruled out. O Mr Bob Wilson 23Nov Kmp 16f HcpH good 4/6 Thahab Ifraj (IRE) 11l B Frau S. u. J. Kleibomer 5Nov Nby 16f HcpH good U/9 Tomorrow Mystery S R. Wilson Contractors Ltd 19Oct Plm 15f HcpH good 3/6 Constancio (IRE) 63/4l

16 SARASOTA STAR (IRE) (12)

TFRHHHII BHA113 (+5) FORM 343-311 D

Gr or Ro g Zebedee - Riviera Rose (IRE) 4 10-3

TIMEFORM VIEW Low-mileage hurdler who arrives firmly on the up with back-to-back 17f handicap wins at Carlisle, though looked hesitant in front last time. Still much respected off unchanged mark here.

J Rex Dingle (3) T Martin Keighley, Cheltenham O Torben Dal & Jon Hughes B Riviera Rose Syndicate S Fbc Manby Bowdler

29Nov Car 17f HcpH soft 1/11 Applaus (GER) 15Oct Car 17f HcpH good 1/12 Barrys Jack (IRE) 19Aug Str 16f HcpH soft 3/13 Chantecler 21

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J Richard Johnson T Ian Williams, Alvechurch O Mr Allan Stennett B Rathasker Stud S Allseasons Bloodstock

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17 LIVELY CITIZEN (IRE) (28)

B g Frammassone (IRE) - Acinorev (IRE) 5 10-1

TFRHHHII BHA111 FORM 6-22351 C

TIMEFORM VIEW 33/1, gained deserved win in 2m handicap hurdle here 28 days ago. In the mix despite hit with 4lb rise.

J Charlie Deutsch T D. J. Jeffreys, Stow-On-The-Wold O Mark E Smith,Brake Horse Power Syndicate 13Nov Chl 16f HcpH gd-sf 1/17 One True King (IRE) B E. M. O’Sullivan 29Sep Seg 19f HcpH good 5/13 Cathal’s Star S Nationwide Vehicle Contracts Ltd 28Aug Fon 19f Hdl good 3/12 Quloob

hd 15l 81/2l

DECLARED RUNNERS 17 2019: REPETITIO (IRE) 3 10 2 David Noonan 8-1 (Nigel Hawke) 13 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 4, 8. Probable S.P’s: 15-2 Tegerek (FR), Sarasota Star (IRE), 9-1 Breffniboy (FR), 10-1 Nordic Combined (IRE), 11-1 Benny’s Bridge (IRE), 12-1 Lively Citizen (IRE), 14-1 Marlborough Sounds (GB), Haafapiece (GB), Harefield (IRE), 18-1 Crooks Peak (GB), 28-1 Clemencia (IRE), Rowland Ward (GB), Speed Company (IRE), 33-1 Nelson River (GB), 40-1 Always Resolute (GB), Zamani (GER), 66-1 Torcello (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

Lots with chances but at the likely odds it could be worth siding with the handilyweighted CROOKS PEAK who has his first run for the in-form Dan Skelton yard back over hurdles after a wind op. In-form Nordic Combined is sure to make his presence felt along with the thriving Breffniboy and C&D winner Benny’s Bridge.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.CROOKS PEAK 2.NORDIC COMBINED (IRE) 3.BREFFNIBOY (FR)

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2m 4f 127y + 95y

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THE CF ROBERTS ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL SERVICES MARES’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (Challenger Mares’ Steeple Chase Series Qualifier)

for four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares x Total race value £12500 Owners Prize Money. 1st £5498, 2nd £1822, 3rd £911, 4th £455, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280, 8th £280. (Penalty Value £7212.78) Weights raised 2lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (15-20): N Twiston-Davies (24 wins from 264 runners, 9%) runs BIT ON THE SIDE Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): N Twiston-Davies (7 wins from 50 runners, 14%) runs BIT ON THE SIDE Longest Traveller: MARTILA trained by Miss P Robson, Capheaton, 277 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 ARIAN (IRE) (23)

B m King’s Theatre (IRE) - Brave Betsy (IRE) 8 12-3

TFRHHHHH BHA126 FORM 633F-11 D

J Richard Johnson E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces T Philip Hobbs, Minehead O Mr Mel Mathias B The Clady Syndicate S Centre Great Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved model for new yard this season, making it 2-2 with more in hand than margin suggests at Warwick (20f) last month. Handicapper applies more pressure but that may not prove her limit.

18Nov War 20f HcpC gd-sf 1/10 Nikap (FR) 29Oct Ntn 20f HcpC heavy 1/5 Momella (IRE) 6Mar Fls 19f HcpC heavy F/7 Miss Zip (IRE)

2 SWEET ADARE (IRE) (22)

2l 31/2l -

TFRHHHII BHA121 FORM 1102-50

B m Getaway (GER) - The Adare Woman (IRE) 7 11-12 TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful winning hurdler last season J Tom Scudamore E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces who stepped up on chase debut effort without threatening at Wincanton (15.7f) recently. Return to positive tactics/ T Victor Dartnall, Barnstaple longer trip may help now. Cheekpieces on. O Mr G. D. Hake 19Nov Wcn 15f HcpC gd-sf 7/9 Tamaroc Du Mathan (FR) 103/4l B Mrs Elizabeth Grant 11Oct Ntn 16f Ch gd-sf 5/8 Eldorado Allen (FR) 20l S Hartnoll Hotel 2Feb Tnt 16f Hdl soft 2/9 Vienna Court (IRE) 9l

3 NIKAP (FR) (23)

TFRHHHII BHA120 FORM 1503-32

B m Kapgarde (FR) - Nika Glitters (FR) 6 11-11

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair 2m hurdle winner who showed E Hood benefit of her chase debut experience when keeping on well for second at Warwick (20f, soft) last month. 2lb higher now but not discounted on back of latest effort.

J Mr Kieren Buckley (7) T Nigel Hawke, Tiverton O Kapinhand B Haras de La Rousseliere & Mr D. McMillan S Junction 24 Ltd

4 BIT ON THE SIDE (IRE) (36)

B m Presenting - Tara Rose 5 11-11 J Sam Twiston-Davies T Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham O Jimmy & Susie Wenman B J. & S. Wenman S Agetur (UK) Ltd

5 JUBILYMPICS (GB) (32)

B m Kapgarde (FR) - Pepite de Soleil (FR) 8 11-9 J James Bowen T Emma Lavelle, Marlborough O HOE RACING B C. R. Whittaker S Hatherden Horse Transport

18Nov War 20f HcpC gd-sf 2/10 Arian (IRE) 8Oct Fls 19f Ch heavy 3/5 Legends Gold (IRE) 14Mar Fon 17f HcpH soft 3/5 Duhallow Gesture (IRE)

2l 12l 17l

TFRHHHII BHA120 FORM P-11324 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual winner at 21f over hurdles this term (including on return). Encouraging second on chase debut at Fakenham (21.2f) and probably best not judged too harshly on latest Market Rasen effort.

5Nov Mkt 23f Ch good 4/6 Chilli Filli 16Oct Fkn 21f HcpC good 2/3 Jubilympics 19Sep Ntn 21f Hdl good 3/8 Noble Behest

24l 33/4l 11/2l

TFRHHHII BHA118 FORM 263-612 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Capitalised on reduced mark to make winning chase debut at Fakenham (21.2f) in October, from Bit On The Side. Well beaten second at Kemtpon since but she’s still low-mileage over fences.

9Nov Kmp 20f HcpC good 2/6 Oscar Rose (IRE) 16Oct Fkn 21f HcpC good 1/3 Bit On The Side (IRE) 21Sep War 21f HcpH good 6/14 Outonpatrol (IRE)

6 STOP TALKING (IRE) (30)

TFRHHHII BHA117 FORM 0353-23 D

7 MARTILA (FR) (23)

TFRHHHII BHA115 FORM 2332-03

B m Gamut (IRE) - Miss Snapdragon (IRE) 8 11-8

20l 33/4l 73/4l

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdles winner who shaped J Sean Quinlan E Cheek Pieces well on back of 14 months off when 2.5 lengths second on chase debut at Ayr (20.5f) in October. Creditable third T Jennie Candlish, Leek back over hurdles since and she’s interesting. O AnthonyBarrettBaxterCorbettDeane & Lloyd 11Nov Ayr 20f HcpH soft 3/8 Aurora Thunder 4l B Mr.and Mrs. R.A. St.George 26Oct Ayr 20f HcpC soft 2/11 Empire Steel (IRE) 21/2l S Beardmore Machinery Ltd Sep19 Kel 20f HcpH good 3/7 One Night In Milan (IRE) 6l

B m Martaline - Paola Pierji (FR) 8 11-6 J Conor O’Farrell T Pauline Robson, Capheaton O Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green B Mr Raymond Anderson Green S N. S. P. C. C.

TIMEFORM VIEW Losing run is mounting up but she did shape well from a sliding mark when third at Warwick (20f) 23 days ago, fading late on in race won by Arian. This even more competitive.

18Nov War 20f HcpC gd-sf 3/10 Arian (IRE) 15Oct Car 15f HcpC good 7/11 Flegmatik (FR) 6Jan Ayr 16f HcpC heavy 2/4 Manetti (IRE) 26

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8 EVERLANES (GB) (38)

TFRHHHII BHA115 FORM 3121-0P

Br m Shirocco (GER) - Good Thinking 7 11-6

TIMEFORM VIEW Positive start to chasing last season, J David Bass E Tongue Strap doubling her tally at Kempton (3m) in March. Rather low-key return this winter however and she needs to T Keiran Burke, Whitcombe step up again to figure on back of a wind op. O Barrow Hill 3Nov Exe 24f HcpC good P/18 Jersey Bean (IRE) B Barrow Hill 17Oct Str 20f HcpC good 7/10 Templehills (IRE) 25l

14Mar Kmp 24f HcpC gd-sf 1/10 Ultimatum du Roy (FR)

9 BLACK TULIP (GB) (42)

51/2l

TFRHHHHI BHA115 FORM 33P2-31 D

Ch m Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Combe Florey 8 11-6

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdles winner who J Richard Patrick E Cheek Pieces belatedly shed maiden tag over fences at Uttoxeter (22.5f) in October, responding brilliantly to an attacking T Henry Daly, Ludlow ride. She may go well again under similar tactics here. O Hot to Trot Jumping & Mr B G Hellyer 30Oct Utt 22f HcpC soft 1/7 Overawed 61/2l B B. G. Hellyer & H. D. J. Daly 25Sep Utt 20f HcpC good 3/6 Absolute Jaffa 13l S Humphrey Butler Ltd 8Mar War 20f Ch soft 2/5 Litterale Ci (FR) 41/4l

10 FALLY JEM (FR) (363)

TFRHHHII BHA114 FORM 30/6405-

B m Authorized (IRE) - Ballymena Lassie 5 11-5

TIMEFORM VIEW Won over fences/hurdles in France but easy to back and ultimately well held on yard debut over hurdles 12 months ago. Undergone wind surgery ahead of return and the market should guide.

J Charlie Deutsch T Venetia Williams, Hereford O Bendall & Anderson B S.C.E.A. Des Bissons S Faucets Limited

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11 AGENT VALDEZ (GB) (8)

J Paddy Brennan E Tongue Strap T Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham O The FOB Racing Partnership 6 B Mr and Mrs N. Faulks S Dunraven Group of Companies

12 MADERA MIST (IRE) (45)

51l 26l 15l

TIMEFORM VIEW Ex-pointer who was winless over hurdles but more like it sent chasing, coping well in gruelling conditions to score at Leicester (22.7f) 8 days ago. This tougher under a penalty but she’s respected.

3Dec Lei 16Nov Lei 3Nov Exe

22f HcpC gd-sf 1/13 Lord Sparky 22f HcpC good 3/11 Rose of Aghaboe (IRE) 21f HcpH gd-sf 7/12 Airgead Suas (IRE)

28l 71/2l 45l

TFRHHHII BHA90 FORM 533P3-5 BF

J Alan Johns E Tongue Strap T Tim Vaughan, Cowbridge O Mrs L.Bowtell & Mr P.Bowtell B Tommy Newton S Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning pointer who stepped up on hurdling exploits to twice hit the frame over fences last term. Possible her return at Bangor was needed but more needed in this deeper race on back of a wind op.

27Oct Bgr 20f HcpC soft 5/10 Kapga de Lily (FR) 6Mar Fls 19f HcpC heavy 3/7 Miss Zip (IRE) 16Jan Mkt 23f HcpC soft P/10 Square Viviani (FR)

34l 4l -

DECLARED RUNNERS 12 2019: ZARA HOPE (IRE) 8 10 9 Kielan Woods 5-2 (D J Jeffreys) 5 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 8, 10, 12. Probable S.P’s: 9-2 Arian (IRE), 6-1 Agent Valdez (GB), 7-1 Black Tulip (GB), 10-1 Nikap (FR), Jubilympics (GB), 11-1 Bit On The Side (IRE), Martila (FR), 14-1 Sweet Adare (IRE), Stop Talking (IRE), 16-1 Everlanes (GB), 22-1 Fally Jem (FR), Madera Mist (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

ARIAN has thrived upon joining Philip Hobbs this winter, successful at Newton Abbot prior to winning with more to spare than the margins suggest at Warwick last month. She gets the nod to complete the hat-trick in an admittedly competitive mares’ event. Black Tulip looked as good as ever under an attacking ride latest and is feared, along with Agent Valdez and Stop Talking.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.ARIAN (IRE) 2.BLACK TULIP 3.AGENT VALDEZ

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Ch m Stowaway - Odonimee (IRE) 6 10-0

5/5 Burrows Park (FR) 8 Bowler Hat 4 Foja (FR)

TFRHHHHI BHA101 (+9) FORM P62-031

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B m Arvico (FR) - Soleil Sauvage 7 10-13

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2m 3f 168y + 95y

FIFTH RACE 1.50

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THE FITZDARES CLUB LOVES THE PETERBOROUGH STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £37500 Owners Prize Money. 1st £16343, 2nd £6709, 3rd £3356, 4th £1676, 5th £840, 6th £420. (Penalty Value £21356.25) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (15-20): N Henderson (49 wins from 370 runners, 13%) runs MISTER FISHER & TOP NOTCH Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (9 wins from 50 runners, 18%) runs DOLOS Longest Traveller: KALASHNIKOV trained by Miss Amy Murphy, Newmarket, 129 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 BUN DORAN (IRE) (38)

B g Shantou (USA) - Village Queen (IRE) 9 11-6 J James Bowen T Tom George, Slad O Crossed Fingers Partnership B Mrs Mary F. Griffin S HBA Media

3Nov Exe 17f HcpC good 7/10 Greaneteen (FR) 11Mar Chl 15f Ch soft 3/5 Politologue (FR) 8Feb Nby 16f Ch good F/6 Altior (IRE)

2 TOP NOTCH (FR) (335)

B g Poliglote - Topira (FR) 9 11-6 J Daryl Jacob T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn O Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede B Haras Des Sablonnets & Dr Vet B. Gabeur S Ptarmigan Media Limited

B g Jeremy (USA) - That’s Amazing (IRE) 6 11-3 J Nico de Boinville T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn O James and Jean Potter B Joe Kenny S Potter Group

B g Oscar (IRE) - Lohort Castle (IRE) 8 11-0 J Tom Scudamore T Tom George, Slad O J French, D McDermott, S Nelson, T Syder B Carl Beame S HBA Media

B g Kapgarde (FR) - Redowa (FR) 7 11-0

81/4l 3 /4l nk

TFRHHHII BHA155 FORM 02114-P C

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart novice last term, winner of a Doncaster Grade 2 and fourth in the Golden Miller at the Festival here in March. Misfired on return back here last month, but will be a threat if able to bounce back.

41/4l 1l

TFRHHHII BHA155 FORM 4/201-21 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Ended last season on a high and fine start to present campaign when runner-up in the Old Roan at Aintree in October. Best effort yet when scoring at Newbury a fortnight ago and he needs considering.

21/4l 11/2l 41/4l

TFRHHHII BHA160 FORM 12014-4

TIMEFORM VIEW Classy chaser who reappeared with a

E Tongue Strap creditable fourth of 13 in 2m handicap here in October.

Likely to come on for that run and he’s certainly capable of a bold show in this company.

23Oct Chl 15f HcpC good 4/13 Rouge Vif (FR) 29Feb Don 16f HcpC heavy 4/7 Gino Trail (IRE) 1Feb San 15f HcpC soft 1/6 First Flow (IRE)

6 FANION D’ESTRUVAL (FR) (28)

B g Enrique - Urfe d’Estruval (FR) 5 11-0 J Charlie Deutsch T Venetia Williams, Hereford O Mr David Wilson B Marie-Francoise Le Gentil S Faucets Limited

91/2l 21l 1 /2l

TFRHHHHH BHA154 FORM 11115-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Impressive Newbury winner on British debut last November. Disappointed in a Kempton Grade 2 next time, but back on track when second in 2m handicap on return here and this trip should be within range.

13Nov Chl 15f HcpC gd-sf 2/9 Magic Saint (FR) Dec19 Kmp 16f Ch soft 5/6 Global Citizen (IRE) Nov19 Nby 16f HcpC gd-sf 1/8 Sully D’oc AA (FR)

B g Mahler - Outback Ivy (IRE) 8 11-0 J David Bass T Mick Channon, West Ilsley O Mr T. P. Radford B Mr Jonathan Deacon S Timico

gd-sf 3/5 Frodon (FR) gd-sf 1/6 Kauto Riko (FR) gd-sf 1/5 Roksana (IRE)

27Nov Nby 19f HcpC good 1/10 Gala Ball (IRE) 25Oct Ain 19f HcpC soft 2/12 Nuts Well 8Feb War 20f HcpC gd-sf 1/8 Two Taffs (IRE)

5 DOLOS (FR) (49)

7 GLEN FORSA (IRE) (38)

TFRHHHII BHA158 FORM 10P/113- D

14Nov Chl 20f HcpC soft P/16 Coole Cody (IRE) 12Mar Chl 19f Ch soft 4/12 Samcro (IRE) 25Jan Don 16f Ch gd-sf 1/4 Al Dancer (FR)

4 CLONDAW CASTLE (IRE) (14)

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TIMEFORM VIEW High-class chaser who is a dual winner of this race. Not at his best when third to Frodon at Kempton when last seen in January but likely to be well primed for this return. Has had wind surgery.

11Jan Kmp 20f Ch Dec19 Hun 19f Ch Nov19 Ain 20f Hdl

3 MISTER FISHER (IRE) (27)

J Harry Cobden T Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat O Mrs Johnny de la Hey B P. De Maleissye Melun S Morson Group

TFRHHIII BHA156 FORM 521F3-0 C D

TIMEFORM VIEW Produced a career-best when landing a Kempton Grade 2 last winter. Goes well here (Cheltenham form figures read 621223), but needs to shrug off a low-key reappearance effort at Exeter.

21/4l 43/4l 6l

TFRHHIII BHA151 FORM 11UP/3-F D

TIMEFORM VIEW Very smart novice chaser in 2018/19 and good third in Newbury handicap over this trip on sole run last season. However, well held when falling 2 out on return at Exeter and bit to prove now.

3Nov Exe 17f HcpC good F/10 Greaneteen (FR) Nov19 Nby 19f HcpC gd-sf 3/12 Oldgrangewood Apr19 Ain 19f Ch gd-sf P/6 Kalashnikov (IRE) 30

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8 KALASHNIKOV (IRE) (20)

TFRHHHHI BHA159 FORM 1/2205-0 D

Br g Kalanisi (IRE) - Fairy Lane (IRE) 7 11-0

TIMEFORM VIEW Failed to fire on final 2 starts of last season, but he’s very smart when on-song (Grade 1 winner at Aintree in April 2019) and recent reappearance over hurdles was encouraging. Big player.

J Jack Quinlan T Amy Murphy, Newmarket O Mr Paul Murphy B Sunnyhill Stud Ltd S Amy Murphy Racing Ltd

21Nov Hay 24f HcpH soft 7/17 Main Fact (USA) 8Feb Nby 16f Ch good 5/6 Altior (IRE) 1Jan Chl 20f HcpC soft 8/12 Oldgrangewood

13l 23l 36l

DECLARED RUNNERS 8 2019 (HUNTINGDON): TOP NOTCH (FR) 8 11 4 Daryl Jacob 15-8 (Nicky Henderson) 6 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 2. Stewards Note: MISTER FISHER: Following its run on 14/11/2020 it was reported that the horse was unsuited by the soft ground. Probable S.P’s: 4-1 Top Notch (FR), 9-2 Kalashnikov (IRE), 5-1 Fanion d’Estruval (FR), 11-2 Mister Fisher (IRE), 13-2 Dolos (FR), 7-1 Clondaw Castle (IRE), 18-1 Glen Forsa (IRE), 22-1 Bun Doran (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

A very competitive renewal of this Grade 2, rerouted from Huntingdon. FANION D’ESTRUVAL has a bit to find with a few of these on form, but he made a bright start to the season when runner-up in a strong handicap here and this low-mileage 5-y-o may well improve now upped in trip. Top Notch is respected in his bid for a third victory in this race, but Kalashnikov and Dolos rate the main dangers.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.FANION D’ESTRUVAL (FR) 2.KALASHNIKOV (IRE) 3.DOLOS (FR)

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3m 2f +126y

SIXTH RACE 2.25

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THE UNIBET HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE)

for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £40000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £17432, 2nd £7156, 3rd £3580, 4th £1788, 5th £896, 6th £448. (Penalty Value £22780) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (15-20): P Nicholls (32 wins from 318 runners, 10%) runs BLACK CORTON Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (9 wins from 50 runners, 18%) runs BLACK CORTON Fancy That: C Tizzard won this race in 2016 and 2017. The stable runs WEST APPROACH today. Longest Traveller: COURT MAID trained by Thomas Mullins, Ireland.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 BLACK CORTON (FR) (20)

TFRHHHII BHA160 FORM 3242-4U C

2 WEST APPROACH (GB) (26)

TFRHHHII BHA148 (-1) FORM 3P4P-24 C

Br g Laverock (IRE) - Pour Le Meilleur (FR) 9 11-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Classy chaser on his day and returned J Bryony Frost E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces with a respectable fourth at Ascot. Rare jumping lapse (unseated) there last time but remains of interest. T Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat O The Brooks Family & J. Kyle 21Nov Asc 21f Ch soft U/4 Imperial Aura (IRE) B Dominique Guyon 31Oct Asc 23f HcpC soft 4/14 Regal Encore (IRE) 14l S Morson Group 22Feb Kmp 24f HcpC gd-sf 2/14 Mister Malarky 2l

B g Westerner - Ardstown 10 11-0 J Harry Cobden T Colin Tizzard, Sherborne O John and Heather Snook B R. F. and S. D. Knipe S Coral Racing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart performer when in the mood but E Cheek Pieces ran below-par at this course last time. Third off 2lb higher in this last year, so claims if he’s on a going day.

15Nov Chl 24Oct Chl 12Mar Chl

3 COURT MAID (IRE) (12) J David Mullins T Thomas Mullins, Ireland O Rory F. Larkin B Michael Crean

TIMEFORM VIEW Likeable mare who made it 3 from 4 over fences when forging clear of a competitive field at Fairyhouse 12 days ago and makes plenty of appeal under a penalty against more exposed rivals.

29Nov Fai 28f HcpC soft 1/20 Brace Yourself (IRE) 15Nov Pun 22f Ch heavy 4/7 Pencilfulloflead (IRE) 10Oct Fai 21f Ch yield 1 Rapid Response (FR)

4 STEELY ADDITION (IRE) (62)

B g Craigsteel - Blond’s Addition (IRE) 8 10-6

J Micheal Nolan E Cheek Pieces T Philip Hobbs, Minehead O Step By Step B Miss D. and P. Keating S Step By Step Supporting Independence Ltd

5 STORM CONTROL (IRE) (27)

B g September Storm (GER) - Double Dream (IRE) 7 10-3

J Richard Patrick E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces T Kerry Lee, Presteigne O Mr Will Roseff B John Kidd S Horseracing.Net

6 COMMODORE (FR) (20)

Gr g Fragrant Mix (IRE) - Morvandelle (FR) 8 10-2 J Charlie Deutsch T Venetia Williams, Hereford O Mrs C Watson & Mrs S Graham B Herve d’Armaille S Faucets Limited

13l 23l 9l

TFRHHIII BHA140 FORM 141/4P-P

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual winner during novice campaign in 2018/19 but little form since, so has plenty to prove. Cheekpieces go on for the first time.

10Oct Chp 23f HcpC good P/7 Secret Investor 15Feb Hay 28f HcpC heavy P/10 Smooth Stepper Nov19 San 24f Ch soft 4/4 Santini

30l

TFRHHHHI BHA137 (-1) FORM 5P3-031 C

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser who built on a couple of encouraging runs to land a handicap at this course with a bold-jumping display in November. Solid claims here.

14Nov Chl 25f HcpC gd-sf 1/11 Bermeo (IRE) 14Oct Wet 19f HcpC gd-sf 3/14 Cool Mix 21Sep War 20f HcpC good 7/10 Templepark

/4l 11l 33l

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TFRHHHII BHA136 FORM 50P4P-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Inconsistent sort who produced a career best when a narrow second at Haydock on reappearance but needs to be able to back that up here.

21Nov Hay 25f HcpC soft 26Feb Mkt 23f HcpC soft 30Jan Wcn 25f HcpC soft

7 POTTERS LEGEND (GB) (23)

2/12 Snow Leopardess P/5 Final Nudge (IRE) 4/12 Worthy Farm (IRE)

/2l 13l

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TFRHHHII BHA135 FORM 53P3P-1 D

B g Midnight Legend - Loose Morals (IRE) 10 10-1 J Jack Quinlan T Lucy Wadham, Newmarket O Mrs J. May B F. S. and Mrs May S Weatherbys Hamilton LLP

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TFRHHHHH BHA143 FORM 31-1141

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B m Court Cave (IRE) - She’s A Venture (IRE) 7 11-0

27f HcpC soft 4/6 Ramses de Teillee (FR) 25f HcpC good 2/10 Frodon (FR) 23f Hdl soft P/15 Lisnagar Oscar (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser who bounced back to E Cheek Pieces make a winning reappearance at Warwick but is likely to find this much tougher back up in grade.

18Nov War 24f HcpC gd-sf 1/7 Theatre Guide (IRE) 14Mar Utt 34f HcpC heavy P/14 Truckers Lodge (IRE) 19Feb Don 23f HcpC soft 3/8 Burtons Well (IRE) 34

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DECLARED RUNNERS 7

2019: COGRY 10 11 1 Sam Twiston-Davies 5-1 (Nigel Twiston-Davies) 11 ran

Probable S.P’s: 11-4 Court Maid (IRE), 4-1 Storm Control (IRE), 6-1 Commodore (FR), 7-1 Black Corton (FR), 15-2 West Approach (GB), Potters Legend (GB), 18-1 Steely Addition (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

COURT MAID arrives firmly on the up tackling more exposed types, so she makes most appeal on just her second visit to the track. Storm Control has to be respected following his course success last month and Black Corton has the class to get involved dropping back down in grade.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.COURT MAID (IRE) 2.STORM CONTROL (IRE) 3.BLACK CORTON (FR)

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3m 6f 37y

SEVENTH RACE 3.00

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THE GLENFARCLAS CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE)

See map on page 36

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £28000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £13300, 2nd £4444, 3rd £2223, 4th £1112, 5th £554, 6th £277. (Penalty Value £17516.80) Weights raised 22lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (15-20): G Elliott (33 wins from 205 runners, 16%) runs OUT SAM Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): G Elliott (10 wins from 68 runners, 15%) runs OUT SAM Longest Travellers : NEVERUSHACON trained by Mrs J Harrington; MY HOMETOWN trained by E Bolger; OUT SAM trained by G Elliott; SOME NECK trained by J McConnell;

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 STEP BACK (IRE) (33)

TFRHHHII BHA145 (+2) FORM P3/5-511

2 NEVERUSHACON (IRE) (17)

TFRHHHHH BHA142 FORM 25310-1

Ch g Indian River (FR) - Stepitoutmary (IRE) 10 11-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Looks resurgent at the age 10, showing J Nico de Boinville E Cheek Pieces a willing attitude to complete a double at Sandown in November. That form looks solid, so he’s an intriguing T Mark Bradstock, Wantage contender. O Cracker and Smodge Partnership 3 8Nov San 24f HcpC good 1/10 Crosspark /4l B Patrick Macken 25Oct Wcn 26f HcpC good 1/3 Beau du Brizais (FR) 3l S Equimedia Ltd 16Aug Mkt 23f HcpC good 5/8 Potterman 58l

B g Echo of Light - Lily Beth (IRE) 9 11-9

TIMEFORM VIEW Consistent in these events last term J Robbie Power E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces and markedly upped his game when forging away from 16 rivals at Punchestown on reappearance. Worth chancing T Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland on the back of that. O Spend Till The End Syndicate 24Nov Pun 24f Ch heavy 1 Ballyboker Bridge (IRE) 11l B Mrs Barbara Jamieson 11Mar Chl 30f Ch soft 8/14 Easysland (FR) 53l

18Feb Pun 25f Ch

3 KINGSWELL THEATRE (GB) (28)

B g King’s Theatre (IRE) - Cresswell Native (IRE) 11 11-7

J Tom Scudamore E Cheek Pieces T Michael Scudamore, Bromsash O Mr John J. Murray B W. C. Tincknell S Kiely Bros Ltd

4 SOME NECK (FR) (17)

Gr g Yeats (IRE) - Maternelle (FR) 9 11-4

J Mr B. W. Harvey (7) E Cheek Pieces T John McConnell, Ireland O Some Neck Partnership B S.C.A. de La Perrigne et al

5 OUT SAM (GB) (40)

B g Multiplex - Tintera (IRE) 11 11-4

J Sean Bowen E Visor, Tongue Strap T Gordon Elliott, Ireland O Mr D Charlesworth B D. & N. Leggate, R. Kent & I. Henderson

6 LITTLE BRUCE (IRE) (28)

TIMEFORM VIEW Put his track experience to good use when making a winning reappearance over C&D and no reason why he won’t be in the same form, so boasts solid claims once again.

13Nov Chl 11Mar Chl 9Jan Cat

30f HcpC good 1/9 Beau du Brizais (FR) 30f Ch soft P/14 Easysland (FR) 29f HcpC soft 5/8 Little Bruce (IRE)

5l 65l

TFRHHHII BHA137 FORM 52PF-63

TIMEFORM VIEW Formerly useful handicap chaser for Willie Mullins who took a step back in right direction when third on Cross Country debut at Punchestown last time. Not ruled out with cheekpieces on.

24Nov Pun 24f Ch 8Nov Nav 20f Hdl Oct19 Pun 25f Ch

heavy 3 Neverushacon (IRE) sf-hv 6/8 Sire du Berlais (FR) yield F/6 Jett (IRE)

14l 103l -

TFRHHHII BHA137 (-10) FORM 063P-F5

TIMEFORM VIEW Sixteen runs since last win in 2018 but proved he retains ability when 15 1/2 lengths fifth of 19 to Dromore Lad in handicap chase (9/1) at Cork (28f, heavy) 40 days ago.

1Nov Crk 28f HcpC soft 5 12Oct Kil 19f HcpC soft F 22Mar Dpk 28f HcpC yield P

Dromore Lad (IRE) Nobody Home (IRE) Space Cadet (IRE)

15l -

TFRHHIII BHA136 FORM 2/314-00 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser who resumed winning E Cheek Pieces ways in North Yorkshire National at Catterick in January. Underperformed both outings this term, including over C&D on cross country debut last time.

7 BEAU DU BRIZAIS (FR) (28)

13Nov Chl 30f HcpC good 7/9 Kingswell Theatre 10Oct Hex 23f HcpH gd-sf 7/13 Sultans Pride 1Feb Mus 32f HcpC gd-sf 4/10 Bob Mahler (IRE)

Gr g Kapgarde (FR) - Belle du Brizais (FR) 8 11-2 J Micheal Nolan T Philip Hobbs, Minehead O Mrs R. J. Skan B E.A.R.L. Haras de Magouet S Philip Hobbs Racing

Ballyboker Bridge (IRE) 21/4l

TFRHHHHI BHA140 FORM 56P5P-1 CD

B g Yeats (IRE) - Lady Rolfe (IRE) 8 11-3 J Thomas Dowson T Philip Kirby, Richmond O The GPS Partnership B Cathal Ennis S Ramscove Ltd

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45l 43l 19l

TFRHHHHI BHA135 FORM 50-4F22

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser who is in good order and was denied only by Kingswell Theatre over C&D last time, so another bold showing looks assured.

13Nov Chl 30f HcpC good 2/9 Kingswell Theatre 25Oct Wcn 26f HcpC good 2/3 Step Back (IRE) 22Sep War 25f HcpC good F/6 Young Wolf (IRE) 40

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8 VIVAS (FR) (28)

TFRHHHII BHA130 FORM 050-2P5

B or Br g Davidoff (GER) - Lavircas (FR) 9 10-11

TIMEFORM VIEW Well-established as a useful chaser and J Charlie Deutsch E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces returned to form when fifth to Kingswell Theatre over C&D last time. Hard to imagine he’ll turn the tables with T Charlie Longsdon, Chipping Norton that rival, though. O Mr Nigel M. Davies 13Nov Chl 30f HcpC good 5/9 Kingswell Theatre 14l B Mr Edgar Van Haaran 24Oct Chl 25f HcpC good P/10 Frodon (FR) S Horizon International Cargo Ltd 22Sep War 25f HcpC good 2/6 Young Wolf (IRE) 11/4l

9 MY HOMETOWN (IRE) (52)

B g Presenting - Amathea (FR) 10 10-7 J Darragh O’Keeffe T Enda Bolger, Ireland O Mr John P. McManus B Godfrey Moylan

20Oct Tip 16f HcpH sf-hv P Bythesametoken (IRE) Dec18 Chl 30f HcpC good 2/11 Fact of The Matter (IRE) Nov18 Pun 24f Ch gd-fm 1 Mtada Supreme (IRE)

10 DEFI DES CARRES (FR) (166)

Ch g Sumitas (GER) - Star des Carres (FR) 7 10-2 J Harry Bannister T Charlie Mann, Upper Lambourn O Mrs John Thorneloe & MJR Bannister B Mr Alain Lemoignie & Mrs Edwige Soreau S Equestrian Surfaces Ltd

11 DE FORGOTTEN ONE (GB) (17)

B g Malinas (GER) - As Was 6 10-1

J Felix de Giles E Hood, Tongue Strap T Richard Hobson, Little Rissington O Mr D. W. Fox B Upton Viva Stud S R H Bloodstock

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TFRHHHII BHA126 FORM 06512/-P

TIMEFORM VIEW Creditable second in this two years ago and, though pulled up over hurdles at Tipperary on his only run since, he’s likely to be much more tuned up for this task.

nk 16l

TFRHHIII BHA121 FORM 3151F-5

TIMEFORM VIEW Regular in these events in France but big ask starting out for a new stable back from 166 days off.

28Jun Pom 22f Ch Nov19 Lyp 26f Ch Nov19 Lyp 26f Ch

- 5 heavy F heavy 1

Ducello (FR) Vieux Garcon (FR) Vieux Garcon (FR)

dis 41/2l

TFRHHHII BHA120 FORM 15P4-31

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful chaser who improved to land a minor event at Compiegne 17 days ago, so capable of making his mark if he takes to this discipline.

24Nov Com 19f Ch heavy 1/7 Guaduloup (FR) 31Oct Mou 20f Hdl soft 3/8 So French (FR) 12Mar Don 20f HcpC good 4/6 Top Decision (IRE)

6l 12l 25l

2019: EASYSLAND (FR) 5 11 3 Jonathan Plouganou 5-2 (D Cottin) 15 ran

Probable S.P’s: 7-2 Neverushacon (IRE), 9-2 Kingswell Theatre (GB), 6-1 Beau du Brizais (FR), 13-2 Step Back (IRE), 11-1 De Forgotten One (GB), 14-1 My Hometown (IRE), 16-1 Out Sam (GB), 22-1 Vivas (FR), 25-1 Some Neck (FR), 28-1 Little Bruce (IRE), 40-1 Defi Des Carres (FR)

PLAY SMARTER

NEVERUSHACON was most impressive in a Punchestown cross-country on reappearance and is fancied to gain his first win round here with a similar effort. Kingswell Theatre and Beau du Brizais, who filled the first two positions over C&D last time, should also feature.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.NEVERUSHACON (IRE) 2.KINGSWELL THEATRE 3.BEAU DU BRIZAIS (FR)

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2m 7f 213y + 95y

EIGHTH RACE 3.35

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THE CITIPOST HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £17500 Owners Prize Money. 1st £8313, 2nd £2777, 3rd £1390, 4th £695, 5th £347, 6th £173. (Penalty Value £10948) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (15-20): N Henderson (49 wins from 370 runners, 13%) runs ON THE BLIND SIDE Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (8 wins from 28 runners, 29%) runs MOHAAYED Weightwatcher: SYKES won off a handicap mark of 143, his rating is now down 6lb to 137. Longest Traveller: AGRAPART trained by N Williams, South Molton, 121 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 UNOWHATIMEANHARRY (GB) (34)

TFRHHHHI BHA151 FORM 24250-1 CD

B g Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Red Nose Lady 12 11-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Confirmed he’s capable of smart form J Kevin Brogan (7) E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces when expertly prepared to land 12-runner handicap at Aintree on return from 8 months off in November, 3lb rise T Harry Fry, Seaborough perfectly fair and good-value conditional on again. O Mr John P. McManus 7Nov Ain 24f HcpH gd-sf 1/12 Mohaayed 11/4l B Mr R. J. Smith 12Mar Chl 23f HcpH soft 16/24 Sire du Berlais (FR) 29l

15Feb Hay 24f HcpH heavy 5/10 Welsh Saint (FR)

2 ON THE BLIND SIDE (IRE) (27)

TFRHHHHI BHA150 FORM 4P231-1 CD

3 AGRAPART (FR) (55)

TFRHHIII BHA145 FORM 4442-00 CD

B g Stowaway - Such A Set Up (IRE) 8 11-11

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TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler/chaser who ended last J Nico de Boinville E Cheek Pieces season with an AW bumper win and looked more comfortable over the smaller obstacles when landing a T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn 3m handicap here last month. Of interest up 5lb. O Mr A. D. Spence 14Nov Chl 23f HcpH soft 1/10 Mrs Milner (IRE) nk B Ms J. Corrigan 1 21Feb Nwc 16f NHF slow 1/7 Sam’s Adventure /2l S Timeform 11Jan Kmp 24f HcpC gd-sf 3/8 Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 12l

B or Br g Martaline - Afragha (IRE) 9 11-6

J Chester Williams (5) E Tongue Strap T Nick Williams, South Molton O Gascoigne, Brookes & Barker B Jean-Marc Lucas S Nick & Jane Williams Racing

4 MOHAAYED (GB) (34)

B g Intikhab (USA) - Reyaada 8 11-2

J Bridget Andrews E Tongue Strap T Dan Skelton, Alcester O Mrs June Watts B Shadwell Estate Company Limited S Pertemps Investments

5 SYKES (IRE) (36)

B g Mountain High (IRE) - Our Trick (IRE) 11 10-12 J Matt Griffiths T Nicky Martin, Minehead O Bradley Partnership B Pat Browne S Charles Simpson Organisation Ltd

6 BOYHOOD (IRE) (61)

B g Oscar (IRE) - Glen Dubh (IRE) 9 10-11 J Ciaran Gethings T Tom George, Slad O H Stephen Smith & The Gabbertas Family B Mrs A. Murphy S HBA Media

TIMEFORM VIEW Winless over hurdles since landing the 2018 Cleeve Hurdle here in 2018. Well held in Group 1 Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil last time but this is at least an easier assignment.

17Oct Aut 25f Hdl hold 8/11 Paul’s Saga (FR) 24Sep Com 19f HcpH heavy 8/16 Saint Anjou (FR) 7Mar Aut 21f Hdl heavy 2/7 El Gringo (FR)

60l 71/4l 3l

TFRHHHII BHA141 FORM 0000-42 C

TIMEFORM VIEW 2018 County Hurdle winner who landed another big pot at Ascot later that year. Down in the weights and is in good order, fourth at Aintree before finding only Unowhatimeanharry too good last time.

7Nov Ain 24f HcpH gd-sf 2/12 Unowhatimeanharry 25Oct Ain 20f HcpH soft 4/14 Jacamar (GER) 13Mar Chl 16f HcpH soft 10/24 Saint Roi (FR)

11/4l 61/4l 13l

TFRHHHII BHA137 FORM P/3P44-0 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Landed a Pertemps qualifier from 6lb higher in February 2019. Struggled to recapture that form (lightly raced) and well held on reappearance, albeit that run was very likely needed.

5Nov Nby 24f HcpH good 12/12 Dell’ Arca (IRE) 15Feb Hay 24f HcpH heavy 4/10 Welsh Saint (FR) Dec19 Chp 23f HcpH heavy 4/11 Eva’s Oskar (IRE)

37l 16l 21l

TFRHHIII BHA136 FORM 0/163P-4 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW Went the wrong way following a successful reappearance in a light 2019/20 campaign. Looked hard work when fourth on October’s return to action and others more convincing.

11Oct Ntn 26f HcpH gd-sf 4/8 Sammylou (IRE) Dec19 San 23f HcpH heavy P/11 Go Whatever (IRE) Nov19 Exe 24f Ch soft 3/5 Virginia Chick (FR)

7 DELL’ ARCA (IRE) (14)

TFRHHHII BHA131 FORM 036115 C D

B g Sholokhov (IRE) - Daisy Belle (GER) 11 10-6

73/4l 12l

TIMEFORM VIEW Sweetened up by return to hurdling, J Fergus Gillard (5) E Blinkers, Tongue Strap winning over 3m at Aintree and Newbury under Fergus Gillard in recent weeks. Left poorly placed at latter track T David Pipe, Wellington last time and this mark needn’t prove beyond him. O Prof. Caroline Tisdall 27Nov Nby 24f HcpH good 5/12 Hill Sixteen 103/4l B Bernhard & Brigitta Matusche 5Nov Nby 24f HcpH good 1/12 Dolphin Square (IRE) 11/2l S W & S Recycling 25Oct Ain 24f HcpH soft 1/9 Same Circus (IRE) 5l 42


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8 AND THE NEW (IRE) (22)

B g Kalanisi (IRE) - Wheredidthemoneygo (IRE) 9 10-6 J Tom Cannon T Johnny Farrelly, Midford O Mr Peter Randall B Ms N. O’Reilly S Johnny Farrelly Racing

19Nov Wcn 19f HcpH gd-sf 2/13 Carys’ Commodity Jun19 Chp 12f Hcp gd-sf 3/13 Kingfast (IRE) May19 Chp 12f Stk gd-fm 4/8 Brasca

9 VIVE LE ROI (IRE) (19)

B g Robin des Pres (FR) - Cappard View (IRE) 9 10-6 J Harry Bannister T Tony Carroll, Cropthorne O Surefire Racing B Anngrove Stud S Mill House Racing

10 COTSWOLD WAY (IRE) (32)

TFRHHHII BHA131 FORM 02004/-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Off the track for 18 months but as good as ever when a gallant second at Wincanton 3 weeks ago. Nudged up 3lb and task is to back that big effort up.

TFRHHHII BHA131 FORM U325-35 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Three-time winner in 2018 and found only one too good in the Lanzarote (21f) at Kempton in January. Excuses for both efforts this term and now finds himself on a tempting mark.

22Nov Utt 23f HcpH soft 5/13 Ashtown Lad (IRE) 2Nov Plm 20f HcpH soft 3/6 Amour de Nuit (IRE) 8Feb Nby 24f HcpH good 5/9 One For The Team

27l 83/4l 25l

TFRHHHII BHA128 FORM 5-00654

B g Stowaway - Rosies All The Way 7 10-3 J Micheal Nolan T Philip Hobbs, Minehead O Miss I. D. Du Pre B Mrs Claire Keegan S Philip Hobbs Racing

1l 21/2l 93/4l

TIMEFORM VIEW Low-key start to this season but more E Blinkers like it when fourth of 10 at Kempton a month ago. Same mark here but this is a deeper race.

9Nov Kmp 21f HcpH good 4/10 Storm Goddess (IRE) 24Oct Chl 23f HcpH good 5/17 Honest Vic (IRE) 10Oct Chp 19f HcpH good 6/11 Tea Clipper (IRE)

11 IMPULSIVE STAR (IRE) (19)

TFRHHIII BHA127 FORM PP/PP-06 D

12 COME ON TEDDY (IRE) (19)

TFRHHHHH BHA127 FORM 36241-4

B g Busy Flight - Impulsive Ita (IRE) 10 10-2

21/4l 17l 12l

TIMEFORM VIEW Big prices and ultimately well held both J Mr Sam Waley-Cohen (3) E Cheek Pieces starts for this yard in recent weeks. Possibly still working his way back to peak fitness and mark is easing but T Robert Waley-Cohen, Banbury comes with risks at present. O Mr Robert Waley-Cohen 22Nov Utt 23f HcpH soft 6/13 Ashtown Lad (IRE) 32l B Mr C. Reaney 7Nov Ain 24f HcpH gd-sf 7/12 Unowhatimeanharry 17l S Upton Viva Stud 11Jan War 29f HcpC soft P/13 Kimberlite Candy (IRE) -

B g Fame And Glory - Theatre View (IRE) 6 10-2 J Sam Twiston-Davies T Tom George, Slad O Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates-Teddy B Miss Penny Downes S HBA Media

13 BROUGHTONS ADMIRAL (GB) (23)

22Nov Utt 23f HcpH soft 4/13 Ashtown Lad (IRE) 26Feb Mkt 23f HcpH soft 1/6 Young Offender (IRE) 5Feb Lud 21f Hdl gd-sf 4/14 Polish

B g Born To Sea (IRE) - Chanter 6 10-0 J Tom Scudamore T David Pipe, Wellington O ValueRacingClub.co.uk B Swordlestown Stud S W & S Recycling

TIMEFORM VIEW Runner-up in an Exeter bumper (for Sam Drinkwater) and improved on qualifying runs when making a winning handicap bow in February. Should strip fitter with return under his belt and retains potential.

25l 71/2l 33/4l

TFRHHIII BHA124 FORM 3F1P-60

TIMEFORM VIEW Wide-margin winner at Hereford for

E Blinkers Dr Richard Newland in January, but well held both starts for new yard this season so has a lot to prove.

18Nov Fls 21f HcpH heavy 7/8 Exploiteur (FR) 8Sep Ntn 26f HcpH good 6/9 Ballon Onabudget (IRE) 1Feb San 23f HcpH heavy P/17 Limited Reserve (IRE)

14 GOODBYE DANCER (FR) (48)

90l 26l -

TFRHHHII BHA123 FORM F00-660 CD

B g Dragon Dancer - Maribia Bella (FR) 9 10-0 TIMEFORM VIEW Well ridden when making first start for J Paddy Brennan E Tongue Strap Fergal O’Brien a winning one in this race a year ago. Has failed to kick on since, but given a short break and yard is T Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham in terrific form. 2lb “wrong” at the weights. O The Yes No Wait Sorries & Mr Chris Coley 24Oct Chl 23f HcpH good 12/17 Honest Vic (IRE) 46l B Christophe Pourteau & Claire Neveux 8Aug Utt 23f HcpH good 6/6 Yes No Maybe So (IRE) 46l S Dunraven Group of Companies 14Jul Swl 24f HcpH good 6/6 Rhythm Is A Dancer 15l DECLARED RUNNERS 14

2019: GOODBYE DANCER (FR) 8 10 5 Paddy Brennan 13-2 (Fergal O’Brien) 11 ran

Stewards Note: AND THE NEW: Following its run on 19/11/2020 it was reported that the horse was hampered by an earlier faller.

PLAY SMARTER

COME ON TEDDY moved through the race on reappearance as though potentially well-treated, and on just his third handicap start, he retains the most potential in the field. Unowhatimeanharry and On The Blind Side are last-time-out winners bringing a touch of class to the race, with Mohaayed also no stranger to success at this venue.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.COME ON TEDDY (IRE) 2.UNOWHATIMEANHARRY 3.ON THE BLIND SIDE (IRE) 43

Eighth Race

Probable S.P’s: 11-2 On The Blind Side (IRE), 13-2 Unowhatimeanharry (GB), Mohaayed (GB), 11-1 Cotswold Way (IRE), Come On Teddy (IRE), 12-1 Dell’ Arca (IRE), Goodbye Dancer (FR), 14-1 And The New (IRE), 20-1 Vive Le Roi (IRE), 22-1 Agrapart (FR), Sykes (IRE), Boyhood (IRE), 28-1 Broughtons Admiral (GB), 50-1 Impulsive Star (IRE)


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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS First Race 11.30 - THE BRITISH EBF ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (Qualifier) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6256 to the winning horse The second to receive £1848, the third £924, the fourth £462, the fifth £231 and the sixth £116. for novice four, five and six yrs old, which are E.B.F. eligible, which have not run in a flat race and which have not won more than two hurdle races. Enter by noon, December 5th and pay £50 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. December 9th. Weights: 10st 12lb each Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a Class 3 to Class 5 hurdle race 6lb Of 2 hurdle races or of a Class 1 or Class 2 hurdle race 10lb. THE TRUSTEES OF THE E.B.F. have kindly contributed £1000 towards the prize money for this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a £150 award will be given to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. Horses placed first, second, third or fourth in this race will qualify for the Final (A Handicap) of the E.B.F. ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Race Series, to be run over two miles about four furlongs at Sandown Park on Saturday, March 13th, 2021. 16 entries at £50. - Closed December 5th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4750; Second £1587; Third £794; Fourth £397; Fifth £198; Sixth £99. (Penalty Value £6256) SEE PAGE 12 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 12.05 - THE INTERNATIONAL DECORATIVE SURFACES NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £12512 to the winning horse The second to receive £3696, the third £1848, the fourth £924 and the fifth £462. for novice four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, December 5th and pay £100 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. December 9th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 7lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 1lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a Class 3 to Class 5 steeple chase 5lb Of 2 steeple chases or of a Class 1 or Class 2 steeple chase 8lb Excluding the winner, the Official BHA Rating of any horse taking part in this race will not be increased due to performance in this race, provided the horse has had at least four prior completed runs over Steeple Chases or Hurdles combined.. International Decorative Surfaces has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a £150 award will be given to the stable employee in charge of the winner and the best turned out horse in this race. 8 entries at £100. - Closed December 5th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9500; Second £3174; Third £1588; Fourth £794; Fifth £396. (Penalty Value £12512) A SEE PAGE 16 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 12.40 - THE CATESBY HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £7212 to the winning horse The second to receive £2117, the third £1058, the fourth £529, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for three yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-140 (also open to such horses rated 141 and 142 - see Standard Conditions). £55 stake if the horse is rated 114 or higher, or £11 stake if the horse is rated 113 or lower with £44 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. December 9th. Penalties, after November 28th, 2020, for each hurdle race won 7lb. CATESBY has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a £150 award given to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 29 entries at £55. - Closed December 5th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5498; Second £1822; Third £911; Fourth £455; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £7212.78) Weights raised 2lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 1.15 - THE CF ROBERTS ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL SERVICES MARES’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (Challenger Mares’ Steeple Chase Series Qualifier) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £7212 to the winning horse The second to receive £2117, the third £1058, the fourth £529, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, Rated 0-125 (also open to such horses rated 126 and 127 - see Standard Conditions). £55 stake if the horse is rated 99 or higher, or £11 stake if the horse is rated 98 or lower with £44 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. December 9th. Penalties, after November 28th, 2020, for each steeple chase won 7lb. CF ROBERTS ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a £150 award given to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. All horses which finish in the first eight in this race will be eligible to enter THE CHALLENGER MARES’ CHASE SERIES FINAL (A HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE) to be run over a distance of about Two Miles About Six Furlongs, Lancashire Course (2m 6f 54yds) at Haydock Park on 3rd April, 2021. 18 entries at £55. - Closed December 5th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5498; Second £1822; Third £911; Fourth £455; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £7212.78) Weights raised 2lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 1.50 - THE FITZDARES CLUB LOVES THE PETERBOROUGH STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £21356 to the winning horse The second to receive £8013, the third £4012, the fourth £1998, the fifth £1005 and the sixth £502. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, December 8th and pay £187 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. December 9th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 7lb; 5-y-o and up 11st Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, after September 30th, 2019, a winner of a Listed or Grade 3 steeple chase 4lb Of a Grade 1 or Grade 2 steeple chase 6lb (Half penalties for wins achieved in Novices’ and Beginners’ Steeple Chases in Great Britain and Ireland, and three-year-old only Steeple Chases in France). The Fitzdares Club has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a £150 award given to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 11 entries at £187. - Closed December 8th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £16343; Second £6709; Third £3356; Fourth £1676; Fifth £840; Sixth £420. (Penalty Value £21356.25) A SEE PAGE 30 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 2.25 - THE UNIBET HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (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. £200 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £40 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £160 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. December 9th. Penalties, after November 28th, 2020, a winner of a steeple chase 5lb. Unibet has kindly sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a £150 award given 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 Unibet. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 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 11 entries, 2 at £40 and 9 at £200. - Closed December 5th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £17432; Second £7156; Third £3580; Fourth £1788; Fifth £896; Sixth £448. (Penalty Value £22780) SEE PAGE 34 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 3.00 - THE GLENFARCLAS CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £17516 to the winning horse The second to receive £5174, the third £2587, the fourth £1293, the fifth £646 and the sixth £324. for five yrs old and upwards. £140 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £28 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £112 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. December 9th. Penalties, after November 28th, 2020, for each steeple chase won 7lb. GLENFARCLAS SINGLE MALT WHISKY has generously sponsored this race and will present mementos to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and stable employee in charge of the winning horse. In addition, they will award a £150 cash prize to the stable employee responsible for the horse judged to be the best turned out in this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of GLENFARCLAS. 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. IT IS A CONDITION OF THIS RACE THAT HORSES WHICH HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY RUN IN CROSS COUNTRY RACES ARE TO BE SCHOOLED OVER THE COURSE PRIOR TO RUNNING. 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 15 entries, 1 at £28 and 14 at £140. - Closed December 5th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £13300; Second £4444; Third £2223; Fourth £1112; Fifth £554; Sixth £277. (Penalty Value £17516.80) Weights raised 22lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 40 FOR THIS RACE. Eighth Race 3.35 - THE CITIPOST HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £10948 to the winning horse The second to receive £3234, the third £1617, the fourth £808, the fifth £404 and the sixth £203. for four yrs old and upwards. £86 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £17 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £69 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. December 9th. Penalties, after November 28th, 2020, for each hurdle race won 6lb. CITIPOST has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey and a £150 award given 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 CITIPOST. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if it has run a minimum of three times in Hurdle Races in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 17 entries, 0 at £17 and 17 at £86. - Closed December 5th, 2020. Owners Prize Money. Winner £8313; Second £2777; Third £1390; Fourth £695; Fifth £347; Sixth £173. (Penalty Value £10948) SEE PAGE 42 FOR THIS RACE.


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