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DAY THREE THURSDAY 18 MARCH 2021 Official programme

Min, winner of the 2020 Ryanair Chase


THE JOCKEY CLUB WELCOMES YOU

Welcome to Day Three of The Festival™ supporting WellChild, where we continue our four days of incredible racing. We were treated to a brilliant day yesterday, and we look forward to seeing what today has in store. This feature race of the day the Ryanair Chase always produces a fantastic spectacle followed by the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle. The quality action comes thick and fast on the third day of The Festival. As ever, our thanks go to our raceday sponsors who continue to support this wonderful event. Today’s sponsors include; Ryanair, Paddy Power, Marsh, Pertemps Network, Parnell Properties and JRL Group. In addition, this year, we are proud to welcome WellChild as our partner for The Festival. WellChild is the national charity for seriously ill children and headquartered in Cheltenham. More than 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. When the COVID-19 crisis took hold, the charity lost 60% of its projected income and had to quickly adapt its services to meet a sudden and urgent demand for help from families having to deliver round-theclock care to their children alone. With your help and support over these few days, we hope to build significant awareness and inspire donations for WellChild. If you would like to donate to the wonderful charity, you can do so by texting the “CHELT DONATE” followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70085. Thank you for your support. We are very sorry that you cannot be with us this this year for The Festival™ supporting WellChild. You will all be seriously missed, but it will make it all the more special once it is safe to welcome racegoers back to the racecourse in due course. Take care and we hope you enjoy all the magic from home with Racing TV and ITV Racing, as well as on our Raceday Live hub on the website and with our live after racing show, The Nightcap, brought to you by Glenfarclas. MARTIN ST QUINTON Chairman

IAN RENTON Regional Director


COURSE MAP NEW COURSE

Race 6

Race 1

Race 7

Races 3&5

Races 2&4

Hurdle Plain Fence Open Ditch

RACE STARTS

Water

RACE 1 - 1:20pm

The Marsh Novices’ Steeple Chase (Registered as the Golden Miller Novices’ Chase) (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (2m 4f)

RACE 2 - 1:55pm

The Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (3m)

RACE 3 - 2:30pm

The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Registered as the Festival Trophy Steeple Chase) (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (2m 4½f)

RACE 4 - 3:05pm

The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (3m)

RACE 5 - 3:40pm

The Paddy Power Plate Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (2m 4½f)

RACE 6 - 4:15pm

The Parnell Properties Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race (Registered as the Dawn Run) (Grade 2) (2m 1f)

RACE 7 - 4:50pm

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Sponsored by the JRL Group) (GBB Race) (3m 2f) Cheltenham Racecourse has 75 acres (30 hectares) of racing surface with five different tracks – a Chase and Hurdle course on the Old and New Courses and the Glenfarclas Cross Country Course. A team of 10 Groundstaff look after the track day to day and on raceday the team increases to 50, and 100 at The Festival™.


TODAY’S RACE SPONSORS

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Race Conditions can be found on pages 62 & 63

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RACING EXPLAINED 7 12 8

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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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Paul Townend

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7 11-10

W. P. Mullins, Ireland Mrs J. Donnelly Mr Emmanuel Clayeux & Mr Jacky Raunch Coral Racing Limited 13 14

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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

4

RACECARD EXPLAINED 1. FORM

EXPERT VIEW

A quick way to see a horse’s past performance. These are its recent finishing positions. Look C = D = CD =

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

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BETTING EXPLAINED — Select your horse. Note their name and saddlecloth number. — Choose your bet. ‘To win’ or ‘each-way’ are popular types of bet. — ‘To win’ is for your horse to come first. — ‘Each-way’ is for your horse to come first or to be placed. It’s two bets, so ‘£2 each-way’ = £4 total bet. — Decide the amount – or stake – you are comfortable to bet. — Place your bet. There are different places to bet on course; The Tote, racecourse bookmakers, betting shop or online. Each option offers a different experience. — Collect. Once ‘Weighed-in’ has been announced, present your betting slip and collect any winnings.

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

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


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LEADING CONNECTIONS LEADING JOCKEY

The Jockey with the most wins over the four days will receive the Leading Rider Perpetual Trophy on Friday.

LEADING TRAINER

The Trainer with the most wins over the four days will be presented with a perpetual trophy.

LEADING OWNER

The Leading Owner award is sponsored by the ROA. The Owner with the most wins over the four days will be presented with a perpetual trophy.

THE PERTEMPS PRESTBURY CUP The Festival™ at Cheltenham Racecourse has seen a great rivalry between the home team of British-trained runners and those crossing the Irish Sea for many years. To celebrate this rivalry, the competition between the two countries is officially titled The Pertemps Prestbury Cup. The Prestbury Cup runs from the first race of the four-day meeting from the first race on Day One through until either country has 14 winners or more. There are a total of 28 races during The Festival™. The Pertemps Prestbury Cup, named after the nearest village to Cheltenham Racecourse, will be presented to jockeys and trainers from Ireland or Britain once the winning country is confirmed. The Cup itself has been sealed with some hallowed Cheltenham turf, so the winning country will be taking a little bit of Cheltenham with them. Find out more here: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham/ events-tickets/the-festival/about-the-event/the-prestbury-cup/


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FACTS & STATS THE MARSH NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE RACE DESCRIPTION

The Marsh Novices’ Chase, first run in 2011, is a two and a half mile Grade 1 contest for novices. Horses are classed as a novice if they have yet to win a race prior to the official start of the season, usually towards the end of April. In theory, this allows the inexperienced horses to race against each other before graduating to senior ranks. Grade 1 contests are the highest level of National Hunt racing so some classy horses are lining up. In terms of weight, all of the field carry 11st 4lb today.

GRADE 1

LAST YEAR’S

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, THREE FURLONGS & 168 YARDS

SAMCRO

Last year’s renewal of this race was an absolute thriller, with three great Irish horses battling it out from thre home turn to the line. Two time winner at The Festival™, Faugheen, battled it out with Melon, second in the Supreme and the Chamion Hurdle, but the Willie Mullinstrained pair had to settle for podium finishes as Samcro, himself a Ballymore winner in 2018, battled on bravely to defeat his rivals by a neck under a sensational Davy Russell ride.

17 FENCES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£131,250

£73,854 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM 1F2 5121 11211 11 11F 1121 11321 21241 111 122

WINNER Samcro Defi du Seuil Shattered Love Yorkhill Black Hercules Vautour Taquin du Seuil Benefficient Sir Des Champs Noble Prince

AGE WEIGHT SP 8 11-4 4/1 6 11-4 3/1F 7 10-11 4/1 7 11-4 6/4F 7 11-4 4/1CF 6 11-4 6/4F 7 11-4 7/1 7 11-4 20/1 6 11-4 3/1 7 11-4 4/1

TRAINER G Elliott (Ire) P Hobbs G Elliott (Ire) W Mullins (Ire) W Mullins (Ire) W Mullins (Ire) J O’Neill T Martin (Ire) W Mullins (Ire) P Nolan (Ire)

RUNNERS 12 10 9 8 9 8 12 13 10 11

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) 2nd Limerick Grade 1 Novice Chase (77) 1st Scilly Isles Novice Chase (40) 1st Neville Hotels Novice Chase (76) 1st Coral Novice Chase (53) Fell Ten Up Novice Chase (32) 1st Killiney Novice Chase (53) 1st Haydock Grade 2 Novice Chase (54) 1st Killiney Novice Chase (53) 1st Boylesports Novice Chase (47) 2nd Irish Arkle Chase (53)

KEY TRENDS 8 of the 10 winners ran at the previous season’s Festival™

9 of the 10 winners were aged either six or seven years old

8 of the 10 winners were trained in Ireland

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

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Willie Mullins

Jack Kennedy

4 winners

1 winner

Today Willie saddles Asterion Forlonge & Blackbow

Today Jack rides Envoi Allen


2m 3f 168y + 57y

FIRST RACE 1.20

due to rail movement

THE MARSH NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (Registered as The GOLDEN MILLER) (GBB RACE) for novice five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £131250 Owners Prize Money. 1st £56490, 2nd £23284, 3rd £11642, 4th £5827, 5th £2914, 6th £1457, 7th £722, 8th £367. (Penalty Value £73854.37) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (48 wins from 344 runners, 14%) runs CHANTRY HOUSE and FUSIL RAFFLES Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (11 wins from 61 runners, 18%) runs SHAN BLUE Fancy That: W P Mullins won this race in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The stable runs ASTERION FORLONGE and BLACKBOW today.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

graduate 1 ASTERION FORLONGE (FR) (39) Tattersalls

Gr g Coastal Path - Belle du Brizais (FR)

J P. Townend T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Mrs J. Donnelly B E.A.R.L. La Forlonge

TFRHHIII BHA150 FORM 14-1FF4 D

7 11-4

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart winning hurdler who has E Tongue Strap matched that level over fences, though he was completing for first time in three runs when fourth to stablemate Monkfish in the Flogas Novices’ Chase at Leopardstown.

2 BLACKBOW (IRE) (40) B g Stowaway - Rinnce Moll (IRE)

7Feb Leo 17Jan Pun Dec20 Lim

Tattersalls

21f Ch 20f Ch 19f Ch

soft 4/8 Monkfish (IRE) heavy F/5 Envoi Allen (FR) heavy F/5 Colreevy (IRE)

18l -

TFRHHHII BHA153 FORM 42-1F33

graduate

8 11-4

TIMEFORM VIEW Made winning chase debut at Navan in J B. J. Cooper E Hood, Tongue Strap November but stable-companion Energumene has comfortably had his measure on both completed starts T W. P. Mullins, Ireland since. No disgrace in that and step up in trip should suit. O Roaringwater Syndicate 6Feb Leo 17f Ch soft 3/9 Energumene (FR) 103/4l B Mr B. Hutchinson 13Jan Naa 16f Ch heavy 3/4 Energumene (FR) 27l

Dec20 Leo

3 CHANTRY HOUSE (IRE) (29) Br g Yeats (IRE) - The Last Bank (IRE)

J Nico de Boinville T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn O Mr John P. McManus B M. Conaghan

Tattersalls graduate

7 11-4

Br g Beneficial - Hearts Delight (IRE)

J Darragh O’Keeffe T Michael Winters, Ireland O Mr V. Healy B P. Magee

5 DARVER STAR (IRE) (40) B g Kalanisi (IRE) - Maggies Oscar (IRE)

9 11-4

9 11-4

6 ENVOI ALLEN (FR) (60)

Franco de Port (FR)

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21f Ch 20f Ch 18f Ch

soft soft soft

1/5 3/4 1/3

Coconut Splash (IRE) Fusil Raffles (FR) Up The Straight (IRE)

31/4l 13l 26l

TFRHHHII BHA156 FORM 5-15113 C D BF

TIMEFORM VIEW Much improved when easily landing Caspian Caviar Gold Cup here (2m4f) in December. Not quite as effective back in trip when third at Fairyhouse a month later and this is a hike in class.

16Jan Fai Dec20 Chl Nov20 Crk

J Jonathan Moore E Tongue Strap T Gavin Cromwell, Ireland O SSP Number Twenty Two Syndicate B P. Cluskey & S. Fanning

yield F/6

TIMEFORM VIEW Supreme Hurdle third 12 months ago and made it 2-3 over fences with comfortable success in a Wetherby novice last month. Capable of better still, but this demands a sizeable step forward.

17Feb Wet Dec20 Chl Nov20 Asc

4 CHATHAM STREET LAD (IRE) (61)

17f Ch

TFRHHHII BHA151 FORM 113-131 C

17f HcpC heavy 3/14 Daly Tiger (FR) 20f HcpC soft 1/17 Midnight Shadow 16f HcpC heavy 1/11 Off You Go (IRE)

12l 15l 5l

TFRHHIII BHA154 FORM 23-1320 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler (third in last year’s Champion Hurdle). Reached similar level over fences when second to Franco de Port in Leopardstown Grade 1 over Christmas but well held there since.

6Feb Leo Dec20 Leo Nov20 Pun

Tattersalls

17f Ch 17f Ch 16f Ch

soft 7/9 yield 2/6 sf-hv 3/7

Energumene (FR) Franco de Port (FR) Felix Desjy (FR)

34l 41/2l 93/4l

TFRHHHHH BHA164 FORM 111-111 C D

graduate

B g Muhtathir - Reaction (FR) 7 11-4 TIMEFORM VIEW Still on a remarkable unbeaten run and J Jack Kennedy E Tongue Strap 3-3 over fences after easily landing Grade 3 at Punchestown in January. Top-class prospect who has T Henry de Bromhead, Ireland scored at last two Festivals. Hard to beat for new yard. O Cheveley Park Stud 17Jan Pun 20f Ch heavy 1/5 Fils d’Oudairies (FR) 31/2l B Mr Bruno Vagne Nov20 Fai 20f Ch soft 1/4 Assemble 81/2l S Cheveley Park Stud Oct20 Dow 19f Ch yield 1/5 January Jets (IRE) 6l

7 FUSIL RAFFLES (FR) (96) B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Tali des Obeaux (FR)

6 11-4

J Daryl Jacob T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn O Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede B Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede S Ptarmigan Media Limited

TFRHHIII BHA152 FORM P0-11P1 C

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who made it 3-4 over fences in 2m4f novice here in December, though he got up only late on as runner-up faltered. Goes well fresh but he’s still not the most fluent of jumpers.

Dec20 Chl Nov20 Chl Oct20 Chl

14

20f Ch 15f Ch 15f Ch

soft 1/4 gd-sf P/6 good 1/4

Lieutenant Rocco (IRE) Eldorado Allen (FR) Sir Valentine (GER)

33/4l 91/2l


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8 SHAN BLUE (IRE) (40) B g Shantou (USA) - Lady Roberta (IRE)

Tattersalls

TFRHHHHI BHA152 FORM 26-1112 BF

graduate

7 11-4

TIMEFORM VIEW Completed hat-trick over fences in Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day and similar form when second to Sporting John in Scilly Isles at Sandown. Jumping looks an asset.

J Harry Skelton T Dan Skelton, Alcester O Mr Colm Donlon 6Feb San 20f Ch B Desmond Amond Dec20 Kmp 24f Ch S Ladbrokes,TheAirAmbulanceService (Warwickshire&Northamptonshire) Oct20 Wet 24f Ch

DECLARED RUNNERS 8

heavy 2/7 gd-sf 1/7 gd-sf 1/4

Sporting John (IRE) 33/4l The Big Breakaway (IRE) 33/4l Snow Leopardess 16l

2020: SAMCRO (IRE) 8 11 4 Davy Russell 4-1 (Gordon Elliott) 12 ran

PLAY SMARTER

ENVOI ALLEN has passed each test with flying colours and is as exciting a chase prospect as there is around. A stable switch is unlikely to have an impact and he’s rightly a short price to extend his winning sequence to 13. Shan Blue wasn’t within hailing distance of the selection in the Ballymore a year ago but he’s taken really well to chasing and is offered for the forecast.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.ENVOI ALLEN (FR) 2.SHAN BLUE (IRE) 3.BLACKBOW (IRE)

RACE RESULT

RACE TIME

DISTANCE

1ST

3RD

2ND

4TH

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First Race

Probable S.P’s: 4-6 Envoi Allen (FR), 15-2 Shan Blue (IRE), 9-1 Chantry House (IRE), 14-1 Chatham Street Lad (IRE), 20-1 Fusil Raffles (FR), 25-1 Blackbow (IRE), 33-1 Asterion Forlonge (FR), 40-1 Darver Star (IRE)


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DAY THREE Two years ago Day Three of The Festival™ supporting WellChild produced some of the most remarkable racing imaginable. For decades Cheltenham has delivered not only some truly brilliant storylines on the track, but mo ments of unrivalled emotion too Owners, trainers, jockeys and racegoers have all shed a tear or two in victory and defeat as success and failure is greeted with raw emotion on horseracing’s biggest stage. Few days of sport, however, have come close to conjuring up the drama, passion and joy of what will forever be known as ‘The Golden Hour’ on Day Three of The Festival™ in 2019. Thursday of Festival week is the only day that stages two Grade One ‘Championship’ races, with the Ryanair Chase and the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle taking place back-to-back. Two years ago those races produced winners in Frodon and Paisley Park respectively, but it was the nature of their victories and their own unique back-stories that will ensure both horses and their achievements live long in the memory. Frodon’s victory in the Ryanair Chase was particularly significant, as it saw his jockey Bryony Frost become the first British female jockey to win a Grade One race at the Cheltenham Festival. Frost’s career had already been on a sharp upward curve and with a gift for describing her emotions and her horses, the interview which followed on ITV Racing is now almost as synonymous with the day as Frodon’s performance itself. She said: “He is Pegasus, he has got wings! My god, he jumps and just at that minute when he got overtaken, most horses would quit, but he grabbed me by the hands and said, ‘Don’t you dare give up, don’t you dare not send me into the last – I want this more than you, now come on, where are you?’ “Just look at what he’s done there – deny that he just loves racing. He’s unbelievable. He just made the dream come true, it’s just incredible. He will deserve every single high five, pat and carrot.” Racing fans, regardless of whether they were at Cheltenham or not that day, had barely got their collective breath back when Paisley Park delivered a perfect performance to complete a fairytale of his own by winning the Stayers’ Hurdle.


His owner, Andrew Gemmell, is blind and has an incredible connection with the horse, a story which was well documented before the day and repeated many times later, especially after he shed tears of joy when greeting his hero in the winners’ enclosure. Many believed Paisley Park was on the cusp of creating a legacy and although he lost his crown last year, it is an achievement in itself that he is back on the track and on schedule to run in the race this year, having been found to have been suffering from an irregular heartbeat.

Paisley Park gallops clear in the 2019 Stayers' Hurdle

Emma Lavelle’s star is at the forefront of a division which is flourishing at the moment but it's a shame that he won't be be joined in this year’s race by Philip Hobbs’ Thyme Hill, with the score standing at 1-1 between the pair this season. Meanwhile connections of Lisnagar Oscar will be hoping their hero can repeat last year’s feat, although he is on everyone’s radar now after causing a monumental 50-1 upset 12 months ago. Thursday’s theme seems likely to be about returning heroes, and a seven year old who is already building quite The Festival™ legacy is Envoi Allen. Unbeaten in 11 starts under Rules and with two Festival victories to his name already – in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper in 2019 and last year’s Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle – the sky could well be the limit. He will bid for Festival win number three in the Marsh Novices’ Chase and if our Festival ambassador for 2021, Barry Geraghty, is right then it would be folly to bet against him. Geraghty, with 43 Festival wins to his name, said: “I sat on Envoi Allen back in November. He would be along the lines of sitting on Sprinter Sacre – he has a similar presence. There is no doubt, he is the real deal.” To be likened to a Festival icon by a Festival icon is no mean feat, and Cheveley Park Stud will be hoping that their rising star can steal all the headlines once again – on a day that is bursting at the seams with talent. Adapted from The Festival™ Supporting WellChild Preview Magazine


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FACTS & STATS THE PERTEMPS NETWORK FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE RACE DESCRIPTION

This Pertemps Network Final is a Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle run over three miles and is restricted to horses that finished in the first six in one of the many Pertemps Qualifiers run throughout the season. Each horse’s weight is determined by their official BHA rating, meaning the higher the rating, the bigger the weight the horse has to carry - see how The Bosses Oscar, rated 151, carries 4lb more than the 147-rated Imperial Alcazar.

LAST YEAR’S

GRADE 3 HANDICAP

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, SEVEN FURLONGS & 213 YARDS

SIRE DU BERLAIS

For the first time since Buena Vista in 2011, a horse defended the Pertemps Final title and in doing so, Sire Du Berlais became the highest-rated winner of the race in its history. Defying top-weight and a handicap mark of 152, Sire Du Berlais travelled well in his first-time blinkers and moved up to challenge approaching the last under Barry Geraghty. The pair battled on bravely to defeat stablemate The Storyteller by half a length.

12 HURDLES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£75,000

£42,202 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM 494 06 33243 411541 31433 41 1 2222 0P004 20000

WINNER Sire Du Berlais Sire Du Berlais Delta Work Presenting Percy Mall Dini Call The Cops Fingal Bay Holywell Cape Tribulation Buena Vista

AGE WEIGHT OR 8 11-12 152 7 11-9 145 5 10-10 139 6 11-11 146 6 10-11 139 6 10-12 138 8 11-12 148 6 11-4 140 8 10-11 142 10 10-3 (5) 138

SP 10/1 4/1F 6/1 11/1 14/1 9/1 9/2F 25/1 14/1 20/1

TRAINER RUNNERS G Elliott (Ire) 24 G Elliott (Ire) 24 G Elliott (Ire) 23 P G Kelly (Ire) 24 P G Kelly (Ire) 24 N Henderson 23 P Hobbs 23 J J O’Neill 24 M Jefferson 24 D Pipe 23

LAST RACE (NO. DAYS) 4th Warwick Qualifier (61) 6th Leopardstown Qualifier (76) 3rd Punchestown Qualifier (22) 1st Fairyhouse H’cap Hurdle (19) 3rd Fairyhouse H’cap Hurdle (26) 1st Doncaster H’cap Hurdle (12) 1st Exeter Qualifier (32) 2nd Warwick Qualifier (61) 4th Haydock Qualifier (26) unpl Lanzarote Hurdle (61)

KEY TRENDS 9 of the last 10 winners were rated between 138 and 148

9 of the last 12 winners won or were placed last time out

Five-year-olds have only won this twice in the race’s history

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

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Nicky Henderson

Richard Johnson

1 winner

1 winner

Today Nicky saddles Champagne Platinum

Today Richard rides No Comment


2m 7f 213y

SECOND RACE 1.55 THE PERTEMPS NETWORK FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE)

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £75000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £32280, 2nd £13305, 3rd £6653, 4th £3330, 5th £1665, 6th £833, 7th £413, 8th £210. (Penalty Value £42202.50) Weights raised 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 (16-21): N Henderson (48 wins from 344 runners, 14%) runs CHAMPAGNE PLATINUM Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (11 wins from 39 runners, 28%) runs SOUTHFIELD HARVEST and STORM ARISING Longest Travellers: MRS MILNER trained by P Nolan, DANDY MAG trained by W P Mullins, ANYTHING WILL DO trained by J P O’Brien, THE BOSSES OSCAR trained by Mrs D Foster, all Ireland.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 THE BOSSES OSCAR (IRE) (80) B g Oscar (IRE) - Cuteasafox (IRE)

J Jordan Gainford (7) T Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland O Noel Moran/Mrs Valerie Moran B Grange Stud

TFRHHHHI BHA151 FORM 125-122

6 11-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning return at Thurles in October and runner-up in 3m handicaps both starts since, shaping particularly well in a big field at Leopardstown over Christmas. Lofty mark but still high on shortlist.

Dec20 Leo Dec20 Nav Oct20 Thu

2 UNOWHATIMEANHARRY (GB) (97) B g Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Red Nose Lady

24f HcpH soft 2/20 Dandy Mag (FR) 1l 24f HcpH soft 2/20 Flooring Porter (IRE) 12l 22f Hdl yield 1/9 Rightplacerightime (IRE) 21/4l

TFRHHHII BHA151 FORM 4250-10 CD

13 11-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Confirmed he’s still capable of smart J Kevin Brogan (5) E Tongue Strap, Cheek Pieces form when landing handicap at Aintree on return from 8 months off in November. Effort best excused next time T Harry Fry, Seaborough and kept fresh for this since. O Mr John P. McManus Dec20 Chl 23f HcpH soft 10/12 Come On Teddy (IRE) 18l B Mr R. J. Smith Nov20 Ain 24f HcpH gd-sf 1/12 Mohaayed 11/4l

Mar20 Chl

3 BRINKLEY (FR) (32) Gr g Martaline - Royale Majesty (FR)

6 11-9

J Tom Scudamore E Cheek Pieces T David Pipe, Wellington O Brocade Racing B E.A.R.L. Haras de L’Hotellerie S W & S Recycling

4 DANDY MAG (FR) (39)

Br g Special Kaldoun (IRE) - Naiade Mag (FR)

8 11-9

29l

TIMEFORM VIEW Very progressive bar a blip on his Exeter reappearance, getting his career firmly back on track with a pair of wins in cheekpieces since. Put up another 8lb but could easily have more to give.

14Feb Exe 23f HcpH heavy 1/10 Tommy Rapper (IRE) 21Jan Wcn 21f HcpH heavy 1/7 Buckhorn George Dec20 Exe 18f HcpH heavy P/6 Trans Express (IRE)

31/4l 9l -

TIMEFORM VIEW Beat The Bosses Oscar and Mrs Milner when winning 20-runner event at Leopardstown in December. Not in the same form when only midfield there in February but could easily bounce back.

7Feb Leo Dec20 Leo Nov20 Naa

graduate 5 IMPERIAL ALCAZAR (IRE) (61)Tattersalls

7 11-8

J Paddy Brennan E Tongue Strap T Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham O Imperial Racing Partnership 2016 B Denis Noonan S Dunraven Group of Companies

6 ASK DILLON (IRE) (32)

16/24 Sire du Berlais (FR)

TFRHHHII BHA148 FORM 450-010 D

J P. Townend T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Grant Mercer/Mrs Caren Walsh B Comte Antoine-Audoin Maggiar et al

B g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Maddy’s Supreme (IRE)

23f HcpH soft

TFRHHHHI BHA148 FORM 031-P11

24f HcpH sf-hv 10/22 Maze Runner (IRE) 24f HcpH soft 1/20 The Bosses Oscar (IRE) 20f HcpH sf-hv 8/16 Barnaviddaun (IRE)

35l 1l 15l

TFRHHHHH BHA147 FORM 1221-01

TIMEFORM VIEW Shaped as if needing run on reappearance and very much back on the up with 25f Warwick win in January. That form looks very solid and he’s a leading contender here despite an 8lb rise.

16Jan War 25f HcpH heavy 1/13 Mr Harp (IRE) Nov20 Hay 24f HcpH soft 9/17 Main Fact (USA) Jan20 Lei 20f Hdl heavy 1/5 Muckamore (IRE)

Tattersalls

21/4l 15l 61/2l

TFRHHHII BHA144 FORM 0-F4224 D BF

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B g Ask - Mum’s Miracle (IRE) 8 11-5 TIMEFORM VIEW Drawn a blank since his novice season J Liam Harrison (7) E Cheek Pieces but he’s posted 4 very solid efforts in defeat in staying handicap hurdles this season. Another from this yard who T Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham could be in the shake-up O 4 The Fun Partnership 14Feb Exe 23f HcpH heavy 4/10 Brinkley (FR) 12l B Mrs Jerry Rohan 9Jan Chp 23f HcpH soft 2/12 Storm Arising (IRE) 11/4l S Dunraven Group of Companies Dec20 Car 25f HcpH soft 2/7 Captain Zebo (IRE) hd

7 COPPERHEAD (GB) (21) Ch g Sulamani (IRE) - How’s Business

J Jonjo O’Neill Jr. T Colin Tizzard, Sherborne O Mrs G. C. Pritchard B R. and J. Micklethwait S Coral Racing Limited

7 11-4

TFRHHHII BHA143 FORM 11F-PP5 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Grade 2 novice chase winner last term. Things haven’t gone to plan this time round but there were slightly better signs at Chepstow last time and his yard has been among the winners in recent days.

25Feb Chp Nov20 Nby Oct20 Wet

22

23f HcpH soft 5/6 Blackjack Kentucky (IRE) 25f HcpC good P/18 Cloth Cap (IRE) 24f Hdl soft P/8 Roksana (IRE)

10l -


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8 KEEPER HILL (IRE) (39)

Tattersalls

TFRHHHII BHA142 FORM 3-44533 D

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10 11-3

B g Westerner - You Take Care (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart but clumsy chaser who has J A. P. Heskin E Cheek Pieces performed with credit when third back over hurdles on his last 2 starts, the latter a Musselburgh handicap over T Warren Greatrex, Upper Lambourn 3 1/4m. Has cheekpieces on for the first time. O McNeill Family 7Feb Mus 26f HcpH soft 3/8 Taxmeifyoucan (IRE) 41/2l B Mrs Sharon Ryan 16Jan Mkt 23f Hdl heavy 3/8 On The Blind Side (IRE) 83/4l S Ultima Business Solutions Dec20 Ain 24f Ch soft 5/5 Lake View Lad (IRE) 85l

9 SPIRITOFTHEGAMES (IRE) (21) 9

B g Darsi (FR) - Lucy Walters (IRE)

TFRHHHII BHA141 FORM 26-2402 D

11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Another good effort in a competitive handicap chase here when second in Paddy Power Gold Cup in November. Second over 3m at Chepstow back hurdling last time. Possibly more to come over hurdles.

J Harry Skelton T Dan Skelton, Alcester O Mr N. W. Lake 25Feb Chp B Paddy Kinsella 15Feb War S Ladbrokes,TheAirAmbulanceService (Warwickshire&Northamptonshire) Dec20 Wet

10 STORM ARISING (IRE) (68)

Tattersalls

7

B g Yeats (IRE) - Ceol Rua (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive stepped up to around 3m this term, winning at Lingfield and Chepstow and good second at Sandown in between. Further 4lb rise may not prevent another prominent showing.

9Jan Chp Dec20 San Nov20 Lin

graduate 11 CHAMPAGNE PLATINUM (IRE) (26) Tattersalls

23f HcpH soft 1/12 Ask Dillon (IRE) 23f HcpH heavy 2/10 Portrush Ted (IRE) 23f HcpH soft 1/7 Potters Hedger

11/4l 1 /2l 1 /2l

TFRHHHHI BHA139 FORM 5430-32 D

7 11-0

Gr g Stowaway - Saffron Holly (IRE)

1l 43l 17l

TIMEFORM VIEW Well backed in Kim Muir last season but J Nico de Boinville E Cheek Pieces he’s never entirely convinced over fences and has shaped well back hurdling this time round, very much catching T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn the eye at Haydock last month. Big player. O Mr John P. McManus 20Feb Hay 24f HcpH soft 2/12 Bushypark (IRE) 81/2l B Frank Tobin Nov20 Nby 20f HcpH good 3/12 Flash The Steel (IRE) 31/4l

Mar20 Chl

12 SOUTHFIELD HARVEST (GB) (25)

7 10-13

B g Kayf Tara - Chamoss Royale (FR)

Br g Kayf Tara - Dizzy Frizzy

10 10-12

graduate 14 ANYTHING WILL DO (IRE) (39) Tattersalls

6 10-12

J J. J. Slevin T Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland O Annus Mirabilis Syndicate B Miss Ann Twomey

15 GETAROUND (IRE) (95) Gr g Getaway (GER) - Playing Around

11l

TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced sort who advanced his form when neck second on handicap debut at Wincanton (21.5f) on Boxing Day. Just as good when third over 3m at Newbury since. Cheekpieces on first time. Unexposed.

ER

21Feb Nby 24f HcpH gd-sf 3/16 Polish Dec20 Wcn 21f HcpH soft 2/9 Jacamar (GER) Nov20 Asc 21f Hdl soft 2/4 Shang Tang (IRE)

33/4l nk 3l

TFRHHHII BHA137 FORM 5FF-52F

J Richard Johnson E Hood, Tongue Strap T Philip Hobbs, Minehead O Mr John P. McManus B Jethro Bloodstock

B g Westerner - Aylesbury Park (IRE)

7/23 Milan Native (IRE)

NON-RUNN

J Harry Cobden E Cheek Pieces T Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat O Mrs Angela Yeoman & Mr Paul K. Barber B Mrs Angela Yeoman S Morson Group

13 NO COMMENT (GB) (29)

26f HcpC soft

TFRHHHHI BHA138 FORM 1/21-223 D BF

TIMEFORM VIEW Let down by his jumping over fences last term and back in form over hurdles this season, including narrowly denied at Hereford in December. Set for third when falling 2 out latest. Back up in trip.

17Feb Wet Dec20 Her Nov20 Mkt

19f HcpH soft F/9 19f HcpH soft 2/7 23f HcpH good 5/9

Nightboattoclyro Dans Le Vent (FR) Teescomponents Lad

s.h 9l

TFRHHIII BHA137 FORM 123655

TIMEFORM VIEW Not disgraced in competitive 3m Leopardstown handicaps on his last 2 starts but will need a career best to overcome this mark. Others hold stronger claims.

7Feb Leo Dec20 Leo Nov20 Crk

Tattersalls

24f HcpH sf-hv 5/22 Maze Runner (IRE) 24f HcpH soft 5/20 Dandy Mag (FR) 20f Ch soft 6/11 Home By The Lee (IRE)

17l 13l 43l

TFRHHIII BHA135 FORM 1-14415 BF

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6 10-10

ER NON-RUNN

TIMEFORM VIEW Three-time novice winner for Ella J Bryan Carver (3) E Tongue Strap, Cheek Pieces Pickard but not at best when stepped up to 25f in Carlisle handicap last time. Has changed trainer ahead of first run T Laura Young, Bridgwater for 3 months. Cheekpieces on first time. O Mr Garry Wilson Dec20 Car 25f HcpH soft 5/7 Captain Zebo (IRE) 20l B Bloomsbury Stud Nov20 Nwc 22f Hdl good 1/6 Ask A Honey Bee (IRE) hd

Nov20 Lin

16 MRS MILNER (IRE) (39)

B m Flemensfirth (USA) - Thegirlonthehill (IRE) J B. J. Cooper T Paul Nolan, Ireland O Manverton Limited B Mrs A. Coffey

23f HcpH soft

4/7

Storm Arising (IRE)

51/4l

TFRHHHHI BHA134 FORM 2-1324F

6 10-9

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner on 2m Galway reappearance in E Tongue Strap July. Good efforts in defeat around 3m on next 3 starts. Fell latest. Still well handicapped and player if none the worse for that.

7Feb Leo Dec20 Leo Nov20 Chl

23

18f HcpH sf-hv F/20 Heaven Help Us (IRE) 24f HcpH soft 4/20 Dandy Mag (FR) 23f HcpH soft 2/10 On The Blind Side (IRE)

11l nk

Second Race

J Bryony Frost T Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat O Barry Fulton & Mrs Angela Hart B Mrs Fiona McStay S Morson Group

2/6 Blackjack Kentucky (IRE) 8/12 Two For Gold (IRE) 4/8 Canelo (IRE)

TFRHHHHI BHA140 FORM 430-121 D

graduate

11-1

23f HcpH soft 20f HcpC soft 24f HcpC soft


17 REDFORD ROAD (GB) (26)

Tattersalls

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful staying novice hurdler. Didn’t really click for him over fences to end 2020 but he made a sound return to hurdles when fourth to Bushypark at Haydock last month. Each-way claims.

J Sam Twiston-Davies T Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham O Options O Syndicate B Mrs C. M. Bowman S Options Energy Services Ltd

18 COME ON TEDDY (IRE) (61)

20Feb Hay Dec20 Nby Dec20 Hay

Tattersalls

13l 41l 22l

TIMEFORM VIEW Left reappearance run well behind when landing competitive C&D handicap in December. Creditable 5 lengths third of 13 to reopposing Imperial Alcazar at Warwick. Likely to give another good account.

J Jonathan Burke T Tom George, Slad O Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates-Teddy B Miss Penny Downes S HBA Media

B g Morozov (USA) - Garrisker (IRE)

24f HcpH soft 4/12 Bushypark (IRE) 25f HcpC soft 7/14 Amateur (IRE) 21f Ch heavy 3/4 Royale Pagaille (FR)

TFRHHHHI BHA134 FORM 241-413 CD BF

graduate

7 10-9

B g Fame And Glory - Theatre View (IRE)

19 PERFECT MAN (IRE) (21)

TFRHHHHI BHA134 FORM 0-30304 CD

graduate

7 10-9

B g Trans Island - Maryscross (IRE)

16Jan War Dec20 Chl Nov20 Utt

25f HcpH heavy 3/13 Imperial Alcazar (IRE) 23f HcpH soft 1/12 On The Blind Side (IRE) 23f HcpH soft 4/13 Ashtown Lad (IRE)

5l 51/2l 25l

TFRHHIII BHA133 FORM 6-41504 D

10 10-8

TIMEFORM VIEW Ended time with Olly Murphy with J Oakley Brown (5) E Visor, Tongue Strap Leicester selling win in December. Has run creditably on 2 of 3 starts for new yard since but vulnerable in a race as T Sophie Leech, Westbury-on-Severn competitive as this. Visor replaces cheekpieces. O Mr James Finch 25Feb Chp 23f HcpH soft 4/6 Blackjack Kentucky (IRE) 5l B Andrew Pierce 14Feb Exe 23f HcpH heavy 7/10 Brinkley (FR) 30l S W & S Recycling 9Jan Chp 23f HcpH soft 5/12 Storm Arising (IRE) 53/4l

20 BUSHYPARK (IRE) (26)

Tattersalls

ER

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved markedly for switch to handicaps, making it 5 in a row in that discipline when beating Champagne Platinum at Haydock (3m) latest. Up another 12lb but can’t rule out further progress.

NON-RUNN

J Thomas Dowson T Philip Kirby, Richmond O Mr P. Kirby B Tommy James S Philip Kirby Racing, Topspec Equine Ltd

21 STORM GODDESS (IRE) (38) Br m Oscar (IRE) - Afasheen (IRE)

20Feb Hay 24f HcpH soft 1/12 Champagne Platinum (IRE)81/2l 8Jan Nwc 16f NHF st-sl 10/11 Set In Stone (IRE) 13l Dec20 Don 19f HcpH gd-sf 1/12 Eyeofthescorpion (IRE) 21/4l

Tattersalls

22 POTTERS HEDGER (GB) (26) J Jack Quinlan T Lucy Wadham, Newmarket O Mrs J. May B F. S. and Mrs May S Weatherbys Hamilton LLP

TFRHHHII BHA131 FORM 334145 BF

graduate

7 10-6

J Tom Buckley (5) E Tongue Strap T Charlie Longsdon, Chipping Norton O Don Sebastiao Partnership B Philip and Mrs Jane Myerscough S Whiting Landscape Ltd

B g Midnight Legend - Loose Morals (IRE)

TFRHHHHI BHA132 FORM 111101 D

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7 10-7

B g Le Fou (IRE) - Aztec Pearl

TIMEFORM VIEW Multiple hurdles winner, the latest in 21f Kempton handicap (21f) in November. Not beaten far in 3m Listed race there 2 weeks later and warmed up for this with a run in a jumpers bumper last month.

8Feb Nwc 16f NHF st-sl 5/12 Travel Lightly Nov20 Kmp 24f Hdl good 4/8 Bannixtown Glory (IRE) Nov20 Kmp 21f HcpH good 1/10 Younevercall (IRE)

71/2l 31/4l nose

TFRHHIII BHA131 FORM 01-2015 D

9 10-6

TIMEFORM VIEW Suited by the emphasis on stamina

E Visor when landing 3m heavy-ground Haydock handicap last month in a change of headgear. Only fifth back there since, though. Others more obvious.

20Feb Hay 23Jan Hay Dec20 San

23 EVERGLOW (GB) (26)

24f HcpH soft 5/12 Bushypark (IRE) 24f HcpH heavy 1/9 Farrants Way (IRE) 23f HcpH heavy 9/10 Portrush Ted (IRE)

17l /2l 134l 1

TFRHHHII BHA126 FORM 3-52103

Br g Presenting - Cent Prime 6 10-1 TIMEFORM VIEW Ascot maiden winner in December who J Tom O’Brien E Blinkers, Tongue Strap has made a solid start in handicaps since, 10 3/4 lengths third of 12 to reopposing Bushypark at Haydock (3m) T Philip Hobbs, Minehead latterly. First-time blinkers added to tongue tie. O Mr Phil Munnelly 20Feb Hay 24f HcpH soft 3/12 Bushypark (IRE) 103/4l B Fawley House Stud 9Jan Kmp 21f HcpH soft 7/20 Boreham Bill (IRE) 12l Dec20 Asc

graduate 24 KANSAS CITY CHIEF (IRE) (26) Tattersalls

B g Westerner - Badawi Street

21f Hdl

soft

1/4

Fearless Fracas (IRE)

51/2l

TFRHHIII BHA126 FORM r6-6303 D

12 10-1

TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran who stepped up on his J Millie Wonnacott (5) E Cheek Pieces comeback run when third over C&D in October. Not at best both runs since, finishing a remote third at T Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke Wincanton latterly. Sixth in this 12 months ago. O Jersey Racing Friends 20Feb Wcn 21f HcpH heavy 3/11 First Lord de Cuet (FR) 28l B Joseph and Anthony Smiddy Nov20 Utt 23f HcpH soft 7/13 Ashtown Lad (IRE) 43l S Tote Oct20 Chl 23f HcpH good 3/17 Honest Vic (IRE) 12l

25 MILLINER (IRE) (17) B g Gold Well - Carthanoora (IRE)

J Rachael Blackmore T Henry de Bromhead, Ireland O Gigginstown House Stud B Peter Nolan

8 10-1

TFRHHHII BHA126 FORM 120/-53

TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced 8-y-o who has posted a couple of good runs in handicaps since returning from an absence, proving his stamina for 3m when third at Punchestown 17 days ago.

1Mar Pun 29Jan Nav Dec18 Leo

24

24f HcpH soft 3/16 Atlantic Shore (IRE) 20f HcpH heavy 5/20 Damalisque (FR) 20f HcpH gd-yd 9/13 Clash of D Titans (IRE)

23/4l 91/2l 23l


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26RMR HARP (IRE) (26)

B g Court Cave (IRE) - Chapel Wood Lady (IRE)

Tattersalls

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (23f) in December. Improved again when second to Imperial Alcazar at Warwick next time and 14 lengths second in Haydock Grade 2 latest. RESERVE.

ER

NON-RUNN

J Sean Bowen T Thomas Gallagher, Borehamwood O Mr John Reddington B Peter Tonery

DECLARED RUNNERS 26

TFRHHHII BHA126 FORM 423122

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20Feb Hay 16Jan War Dec20 Utt

24f Hdl soft 2/8 Alaphilippe (IRE) 25f HcpH heavy 2/13 Imperial Alcazar (IRE) 23f HcpH heavy 1/6 Saint Dalina (FR)

14l 21/4l 3l

2020: SIRE DU BERLAIS (FR) 8 11 12 Barry Geraghty 10-1 (Gordon Elliott) 24 ran

Stewards Note: PERFECT MAN: Following its run on 25/2/2021 it was reported that the horse became unbalanced close home. Probable S.P’s: 7-1 Imperial Alcazar (IRE), 15-2 Champagne Platinum (IRE), 9-1 The Bosses Oscar (IRE), 14-1 Brinkley (FR), Come On Teddy (IRE), Milliner (IRE), Spiritofthegames (IRE), Mrs Milner (IRE), 22-1 Ask Dillon (IRE), 25-1 Dandy Mag (FR), Storm Arising (IRE), 28-1 Keeper Hill (IRE), No Comment (GB), 33-1 Unowhatimeanharry (GB), Redford Road (GB), Everglow (GB), 40-1 Copperhead (GB), 50-1 Anything Will Do (IRE), 66-1 Storm Goddess (IRE), Potters Hedger (GB), 100-1 Perfect Man (IRE), Kansas City Chief (IRE)

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.IMPERIAL ALCAZAR (IRE) 2.CHAMPAGNE PLATINUM (IRE) 3.THE BOSSES OSCAR (IRE)

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The Irish have dominated this in recent years but it’s the British who are taken to come out on top this time, with impressive Warwick winner IMPERIAL ALCAZAR selected to make light of an 8lb rise and prove too strong for Champagne Platinum, who was an eyecatcher behind Bushypark at Haydock. The Bosses Oscar is also on the shortlist.


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P F Nicholls

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C J Down

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392.5

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140

C L Tizzard

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R Walford

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D Skelton

325.5

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128

F O'Brien

274

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120

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250

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106

A King

244.5

P Henderson

99.5

D Pipe

231.5

Mrs S Gardner

85

Jonjo O'Neill

201

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79.5

J Scott

198

J D Frost

78.5

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HISTORY The Ryanair Steeple Chase, or the Festival Trophy Steeple Chase to give it its registered name, was introduced in 2005 when a fourth day was added to The Festival™. Some think that it is the reincarnation of the Cathcart Challenge Cup but that isn’t strictly true as that race was restricted to first and second-season chasers. Run over a distance of two miles, four and a half furlongs, the race was initially granted Grade 2 status and was sponsored by the Daily Telegraph. Thisthatandtother had proven his liking for Cheltenham by finishing runner-up in that season’s BetVictor Gold Cup, December Gold Cup and re-scheduled Victor Chandler Chase. Memories of his fall when sent off favourite for the previous season’s Arkle were soon forgotten as the Paul Nicholls-trained gelding won out in a gripping battle with Fondmort in the hands of Ruby Walsh. The following year, the unlucky Fondmort gained revenge when landing the race which was now under the sponsorship of Ryanair. The Nicky Henderson-trained 100/30 joint-favourite, needed every ounce of Mick Fitzgerald’s strength as he repelled the challenge of runner-up Lacdoudal. Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh became the first trainer and jockey to win the Ryanair twice when Taranis, the youngest winner of the race, beat the unfortunate Our Vic in a gripping dive for the line. A neck was the official verdict – the shortest winning distance in the race’s history. The David Pipe-trained Our Vic had been pulled-up in the inaugural race and finished 9th behind Fondmort before his narrow defeat in 2007 but twelve months later, the year the race achieved Grade 1 status, he gained compensation with a five length victory in the hands of Timmy Murphy. In 2009 Imperial Commander gave us all a glimpse of what was to come when staying on gamely in the hands of Paddy Brennan to beat the 2006 Arkle and 2007 Champion Chase winner Voy Por Ustedes. Twelve months later, the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Imperial Commander returned to Cheltenham to land the Gold Cup; beating Denman by seven lengths. Jonjo O’Neill’s Albertas Run proved the biggest priced winner of the Ryanair when dispelling his starting price of 14-1 to win under A. P. McCoy in 2010. He was sent off at 6-1 for the following season’s renewal but the result was the same. Under a typical McCoy drive Albertas Run became the first horse to win the race twice. In fact, he went very close to a hat-trick of victories but at the age of eleven he was unable to handle the finishing kick of his younger rival Riverside Theatre. The Nicky Henderson-trained winner was a well supported 7-2 favourite and he became the first outright winning favourite of the race, thanks in part to jockey Barry Geraghty. The 2013 renewal saw the widest margin winner of the Ryanair when Cue Card routed his rivals by nine lengths. After running well in defeat in the 2011 Supreme and 2012 Arkle, the 2010 Champion Bumper winner got back to winning ways for father and son team Colin and Joe Tizzard. Dynaste gave his trainer David Pipe a second victory in the race in 2014 with a two-and-aquarter-length success, some six years after Our Vic landed the spoils for the Pond House team. Uxizandre gave jockey AP McCoy the perfect Festival™ send off as he produced a fine front-running display to win the race four years ago. Willie Mullins landed back-to-back Ryanair Chases in 2016 and 2017 courtesy of Vautour (pictured) and Un De Sceaux. However, the master of Closutton was denied a hat-trick twelve months ago as Henry De Bromhead’s Balko des Flos beat Un de Sceaux by four and a half lengths, but it wasn’t long for Mullins to wait to regain the crown as Min put in an exhibition of jumping to win the 2020 renewal of the race - Mullins’ third Ryanair win in the last five years. The 2019 renewal saw a brave performance from Paul Nicholls’ Frodon, who battled back bravely up the hill under Bryony Frost to defeat Aso, third in 2018, by just over a length to begin what came to be known as ‘The Golden Hour’. The pair returned to jubilant scenes in the winners’ enclosure with a first Grade 1 triumph for the horse a very popular one.


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FACTS & STATS THE RYANAIR STEEPLE CHASE RACE DESCRIPTION

The Grade 1 Ryanair Steeple Chase is a race for five-year-olds and upwards which are rated in excess of 130 and is run over the intermediate trip of two miles, four and a half furlongs. It therefore suits horses that perhaps find the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase on the sharp side and those that find the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup trip a step too far at this stage in their careers. Always a competitive race at The Festival™ – this year’s line-up looks a particularly strong one.

GRADE 1

LAST YEAR’S

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, FOUR FURLONGS & 127 YARDS

MIN

Previously a perrennial bridesmaid at The Festival™, with second places in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the Champion Chase to his name, Min finally secured a well-deserved Festival victory as he kept the late challenges of Saint Calvados and A Plus Tard at bay in the final strides. Always prominently positioned by Paul Townend, Min jumped beautifully and travelled strongly, grasping the lead after the seventh fence and never relinquishing it from then on.

17 FENCES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£265,000

£149,115 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM 12 1211 1232 1611 12 410U 20 101 1 4FP

WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP Min 9 11-10 2/1 Frodon 7 11-10 9/2 Balko des Flos 7 11-10 8/1 Un De Sceaux 9 11-10 7/4F Vautour 7 11-10 Evens F Uxizandre 7 11-10 16/1 Dynaste 8 11-10 3/1F Cue Card 7 11-10 7/2 Riverside Theatre 8 11-10 7/2F Albertas Run 10 11-10 6/1

TRAINER RUNNERS W Mullins (Ire) 8 P Nicholls 12 H De Bromhead (Ire) 6 W Mullins (Ire) 8 W Mullins (Ire) 15 A King 14 D Pipe 11 C Tizzard 8 N Henderson 12 J J O’Neill 11

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) 2nd Dublin Chase (40) 1st Cotswold Chase (47) 2nd Christmas Chase (77) 1st Clarence House Chase (47) 2nd King George VI Chase (82) UR Game Spirit Chase (33) unpl King George VI Chase (77) 1st Ascot Chase (26) 1st Ascot Chase (26) p.u King George VI Chase (61)

KEY TRENDS 9 of the last 12 winners had already won a Grade 1 chase

7 of the past 8 winners had 11 chase starts or less

12 of the last 15 winners were sent off at 6/1 or shorter

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

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Willie Mullins

Paul Townend

3 winners

1 winner

Today Willie saddles Allaho, Melon, Min & Tornado Flyer

Today Paul rides Min


2m 4f 127y + 57y

THIRD RACE 2.30

due to rail movement

THE RYANAIR STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Registered as The FESTIVAL TROPHY) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE)

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £265000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £114056, 2nd £47011, 3rd £23506, 4th £11766, 5th £5883, 6th £2942, 7th £1458, 8th £742. (Penalty Value £149115.50) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (48 wins from 344 runners, 14%) runs MISTER FISHER Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (11 wins from 39 runners, 28%) runs REAL STEEL Fancy That: W P Mullins won this race in 2016, 2017 and 2020. The stable runs ALLAHO, MELON, MIN and TORNADO FLYER today.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 ALLAHO (FR) (50)

B g No Risk At All (FR) - Idaho Falls (FR)

J Rachael Blackmore T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Cheveley Park Stud B Mr Eric Leffray S Cheveley Park Stud

TFRHHHHH BHA162 FORM 213-641 D

7 11-10

TIMEFORM VIEW Right back on track dropped in trip and E Tongue Strap high-class effort when readily landing the odds in Grade 2 at Thurles. Placed at last two Festivals and unexposed over 2m4f so he’s a major player. Tongue tied.

2 CHRIS’S DREAM (IRE) (102) B g Mahler - Janebailey

J Robbie Power T Henry de Bromhead, Ireland O Robcour B Mrs Mary O’Connor

27Jan Thu Dec20 Leo Dec20 Pun

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3 DASHEL DRASHER (GB) (26)

ER

NON-RUNN

20Feb Asc 23Jan Asc Dec20 Asc

6 11-10

6 IMPERIAL AURA (IRE) (68)

2l 11/4l 2l

TIMEFORM VIEW High-class chaser. Best effort this season when very good 8l second of 6 to Chacun Pour Soi in Dublin Chase at Leopardstown last month. Has good record here so he shouldn’t be underestimated.

6Feb Leo Dec20 Leo Nov20 Naa

5 FANION D’ESTRUVAL (FR) (25) J Charlie Deutsch T Venetia Williams, Hereford O Mr David Wilson B Marie-Francoise Le Gentil S Faucets Limited

21f Ch soft 1/5 Master Tommytucker 21f HcpC soft 1/14 Bennys King (IRE) 21f Ch heavy 1/3 Itchy Feet (FR)

TFRHHHII BHA162 FORM 122-2P2 C

J Mark Walsh T Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland O Mr John P. McManus B Comte Michel de Gigou

B g Enrique - Urfe d’Estruval (FR)

22l nk 18l

TIMEFORM VIEW Likeable front runner who has taken his form to another level this term, completing Ascot hat-trick with 2l win from Master Tommytucker in Betfair Chase. Another sizeable leap forward required though.

4 FAKIR D’OUDAIRIES (FR) (40) B g Kapgarde (FR) - Niagaria du Bois (FR)

heavy 5/7 Min (FR) yield 2/9 The Storyteller (IRE) gd-sf 10/12 Al Boum Photo (FR)

TFRHHHII BHA162 FORM U1-3111 C D

8 11-10

J Matt Griffiths T Jeremy Scott, Dulverton O Mrs B Tully and Mr R Lock B Mrs C. C. Scott S Brendon Powerwashers

3l 20l 33l

TIMEFORM VIEW High-class chaser. Failed narrowly in Champion Chase at Down Royal on return but ran poorly in John Durkan in December and not seen out since. Has won off a break before but this is asking a lot.

Dec20 Pun 20f Ch Oct20 Dow 24f Ch Mar20 Chl 26f Ch

B g Passing Glance - So Long

sf-hv 1/7 Elimay (FR) yield 4/14 A Plus Tard (FR) heavy 6/7 Min (FR)

TFRHHIII BHA164 FORM P110-25

graduate

9 11-10

20f Ch 24f Ch 20f Ch

17f Ch 24f Ch 16f Ch

soft 2/6 Chacun Pour Soi (FR) yield P/14 A Plus Tard (FR) sf-hv 2/4 Notebook (GER)

8l 12l

TFRHHIII BHA157 FORM 15-2F44

6 11-10

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart chaser but without a win this term and below-par fourth of 6 to Sceau Royal in Game Spirit Chase at Newbury last month. Has plenty to find on form.

21Feb Nby 23Jan Asc Dec20 Chl

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16f Ch 16f Ch 19f Ch

gd-sf 4/6 Sceau Royal (FR) soft 4/8 First Flow (IRE) soft F/8 Mister Fisher (IRE)

15l 83/4l -

TFRHHHHI BHA163 FORM 221-11U C D BF

B g Kalanisi (IRE) - Missindependence (IRE) 8 11-10 TIMEFORM VIEW Festival winner last March who J David Bass E Tongue Strap continued his progress with ready win in Ascot Grade 2 in November. Usually fine jumper but unseated rider second T Kim Bailey, Cheltenham at Kempton only run since. Goes well fresh. Claims. O Imperial Racing Partnership 2016 9Jan Kmp 20f Ch gd-sf U/4 Master Tommytucker B Headfield Farm Ltd Nov20 Asc 21f Ch soft 1/4 Itchy Feet (FR) 5l S Kim Bailey Racing Ltd Nov20 Car 20f Ch heavy 1/6 Windsor Avenue (IRE) 21/2l

7 KALASHNIKOV (IRE) (25) Br g Kalanisi (IRE) - Fairy Lane (IRE)

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8 11-10

TFRHHIII BHA159 FORM 205-023

TIMEFORM VIEW Without a win since landing Grade 1 J Jack Quinlan E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces event at Aintree in 2018/19 but has run some good races in defeat since, third in the Denman Chase at Newbury T Amy Murphy, Newmarket last time. Has it to do in re-fitted headgear. O Mr Paul Murphy 21Feb Nby 23f Ch gd-sf 3/7 Secret Investor 5l B Sunnyhill Stud Ltd Dec20 Chl 19f Ch soft 2/8 Mister Fisher (IRE) 13/4l S Amy Murphy Racing Ltd Nov20 Hay 24f HcpH soft 7/17 Main Fact (USA) 13l 32


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8 MELON (GB) (39) Ch g Medicean - Night Teeny

J B. J. Cooper T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Mrs J. Donnelly B Newsells Park Stud

TFRHHHII BHA165 FORM 142-335

9 11-10

TIMEFORM VIEW High-class hurdler/chaser. Excellent E Cheek Pieces third in Savills Chase over Christmas at Leopardstown but last of five in Irish Gold Cup there since. Has fine record here though and fancied to be back on song.

9 MIN (FR) (40)

B g Walk In The Park (IRE) - Phemyka (FR)

7Feb Leo Dec20 Leo Dec20 Pun

J Nico de Boinville T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn O James & Jean Potter Ltd B Joe Kenny S Potter Group

11 REAL STEEL (FR) (82) B g Loup Breton (IRE) - Kalimina (FR)

83/4l 2l 71/2l

TIMEFORM VIEW Top-class chaser who gained deserved win in this race 12 months ago. Scored on return in John Durkan but rare below-par run in Dublin Chase last month. Sort to bounce back as he bids to defend his crown.

J P. Townend T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Mrs S. Ricci B Madame Marie-Therese Mimouni

B g Jeremy (USA) - That’s Amazing (IRE)

soft 5/5 Kemboy (FR) yield 3/14 A Plus Tard (FR) heavy 3/7 Min (FR)

TFRHHHHI BHA168 FORM 2121-1P CD

10 11-10

10 MISTER FISHER (IRE) (97)

24f Ch 24f Ch 20f Ch

6Feb Leo Dec20 Pun Mar20 Chl

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soft P/6 heavy 1/7 soft 1/8

Chacun Pour Soi (FR) Tornado Flyer (IRE) Saint Calvados (FR)

1l nk

TFRHHHHI BHA162 FORM 2114-P1 CD

graduate

7 11-10

17f Ch 20f Ch 20f Ch

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart novice last term who got right back on track with gutsy victory in Peterborough Chase here (2m4f) in December by 1 3/4l from Kalashnikov. Still on the up so can make presence felt.

Dec20 Chl Nov20 Chl Mar20 Chl

19f Ch soft 20f HcpC soft 19f Ch soft

1/8 Kalashnikov (IRE) P/16 Coole Cody (IRE) 4/12 Samcro (IRE)

13/4l 41/4l

TFRHHHII BHA161 FORM 41P6-3P D

8 11-10

12 SAINT CALVADOS (FR) (40) B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Lamorrese (FR)

NON-RUNN

TFRHHHII BHA167 FORM 1422-4U C

8 11-10

13 SAMCRO (IRE) (80) Ch g Germany (USA) - Dun Dun (IRE)

9 11-10

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Mucho Macabi (IRE) J Daniel Mullins T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O T. F. P. B Sweetmans Bloodstock

DECLARED RUNNERS 14

8 11-10

6Feb San 24f Ch Dec20 Kmp 24f Ch Mar20 Chl 20f Ch

heavy U/6 Native River (IRE) gd-sf 4/9 Frodon (FR) soft 2/8 Min (FR)

81/2l nk

TFRHHHII BHA160 FORM 1F21-3P CD

J Jack Kennedy E Tongue Strap T Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland O Gigginstown House Stud B D. Taylor

14 TORNADO FLYER (IRE) (40)

ER

TIMEFORM VIEW Raced exclusively here last term, pushing Min close in this race. Didn’t seem to stay 3m despite running well in the King George and unseated 6 out in Costwold Chase. Headgear on now back in trip.

NON-RUNN

J Gavin Sheehan E Cheek Pieces T Harry Whittington, Sparsholt O Kate & Andrew Brooks B Mr Jeremy Buez S Webbswood

TIMEFORM VIEW High-class chaser who landed Golden Miller a year ago. Shaped quite well on return when third in Down Royal Grade 2 but modest effort in Savills Chase only run since. Needs to bounce back.

Dec20 Leo 24f Ch Oct20 Dow 19f Ch Mar20 Chl 19f Ch

yield P/14 A Plus Tard (FR) yield 3/5 Battleoverdoyen (IRE) soft 1/12 Melon

61/4l nose

TFRHHIII BHA162 FORM 35-2254

TIMEFORM VIEW High-class chaser. Posted excellent second in John Durkan Chase but hasn’t built on it since, never-dangerous fourth in Dublin Chase at Leopardstown last time. Others preferred.

6Feb Leo Dec20 Leo Dec20 Pun

17f Ch 24f Ch 20f Ch

soft 4/6 Chacun Pour Soi (FR) yield 5/14 A Plus Tard (FR) heavy 2/7 Min (FR)

15l 37l 1l

2020: MIN (FR) 9 11 10 P Townend 2-1 (W P Mullins) 8 ran

Probable S.P’s: 5-1 Allaho (FR), 6-1 Min (FR), 13-2 Imperial Aura (IRE), 7-1 Melon (GB), 10-1 Fakir d’Oudairies (FR), Mister Fisher (IRE), 16-1 Samcro (IRE), 22-1 Kalashnikov (IRE), 40-1 Chris’s Dream (IRE), 50-1 Fanion d’Estruval (FR), Tornado Flyer (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

A very open-looking Grade 1 by this week’s standards. ALLAHO responded really well to forcing tactics back over this trip when a dominant winner of a Grade 2 at Thurles and is just about the pick. Fellow second-season chasers Imperial Aura and Mister Fisher warrant consideration, but last year’s winner Min is the obvious danger if back on song.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.ALLAHO (FR) 2.MIN (FR) 3.IMPERIAL AURA (IRE)

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Third Race

ER

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual Grade 2 winner prior to excellent J Harry Cobden E Tongue Strap sixth in the Gold Cup for Willie Mullins. Encouraging return for new yard when third in Ascot Grade 2 but T Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat (tongue tied) pulled up in King George only run since. O Mrs Kathy Stuart&Sullivan Bloodstock Ltd Dec20 Kmp 24f Ch gd-sf P/9 Frodon (FR) B Haras de Plasence & Mme V. Saint-Palais Nov20 Asc 21f Ch soft 3/4 Imperial Aura (IRE) 71/2l S Morson Group Mar20 Chl 26f Ch gd-sf 6/12 Al Boum Photo (FR) 71/4l


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HISTORY The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle is the most prestigious long-distance hurdle race in the calendar. It was introduced to The Festival™ in 1972 when it replaced the Spa Hurdle and was initially known as the Lloyds Bank Stayers’ Hurdle. Originally held on Tuesday or Wednesday until it was switched to the Thursday in 1993, the inaugural race was won by Parlour Moor, trained by Harry Thomson Jones and ridden by Macer Gifford. Tommy Carberry steered Brown Lad to victory in 1975 for trainer Jim Dreaper before becoming the first jockey to win the race twice when partnering the Peter Easterby-trained Town Ship to victory in 1977. In 1982 Crimson Embers gave Fulke Walwyn his first of three Stayers’ Hurdle successes when partnered by Stuart Shilston and the trio combined again four years later when Crimson Embers became the first horse to regain the title and at eleven, the oldest winner of the race. Galmoy became the first horse to win back-to-back renewals in 1987 and 1988 for trainer John Mulhern and jockey Tommy Carmody. The Barry Hills-trained Nomadic Way was equally at home racing on the level or over hurdles and in 1992 won the Stayers’ Hurdle with those famous Sangster colours carried by Jamie Osborne. Martin Pipe recorded the first of two Stayers’ Hurdle successes in 1994 when Balasani held off all challengers under Mark Perrett and two years later Cyborgo followed suit when ridden by David Bridgwater. Multiple winners were aplenty in the 2000s. The French raider Baracouda set the trend when winning in the famous silks of J. P. McManus in 2002 and 2003 for Francois and Thierry Doumen. 2005 proved a landmark year for more than one reason. The title of the race was changed to the World Hurdle when Ladbrokes took over the sponsorship and it also saw the emergence of one of the best-known names associated with the race. The Howard Johnson-trained Inglis Drever dominated the race during the mid-part of the decade winning three times in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Graham Lee did the steering for his first success whilst Paddy Brennan took over for his second success and Denis O’Regan for the third, meaning that Inglis Drever is the only multiple winner in the race’s history to be ridden by three different jockeys. Prior to 2009 Paul Nicholls had been out of luck in the Stayers’ Hurdle and Big Buck’s (pictured) hadn’t looked anything out of the ordinary in his native France, winning twice from 13 starts, but in the hands of Nicholls he blossomed into the best hurdler of his generation and arguably the best we have ever seen. The 2009 Festival™ provided the springboard to a career that saw him win back-to-back Stayers’ Hurdles from 2009 to 2012 under the tutorage of Ruby Walsh. In fact, from January 2009 to December 2012 the stylish hurdler went a total of 18 races unbeaten. In four short years, Big Buck’s, Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh became the most successful horse, trainer and jockey in the race’s history. Injury prevented the superstar defending his title in 2013 when the Charles Byrnes-trained Solwhit took full advantage under Paul Carberry – 36 years after his father had won with Town Ship. With Sun Bets taking over the sponsorship in 2017 and changing the race title back to the Stayers’ Hurdle, the final World Hurdle saw Colin Tizzard’s brilliant hurdler Thistlecrack land the spoils, stretching clear up the famous Cheltenham hill to win by seven lengths at the line. The inaugural Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle saw trainer Willie Mullins gain a first success in the 3m prize with Nichols Canyon and Mullins was back in the Winner’s Enclosure twelve months later with Penhill. Paisley Park’s dominance of the stayers’ hurdling arena began in 2019 and he duly landed the Grade 1 prize here at The Festival™. Emma Lavelle and Aidan Coleman are back this year with a reclamation of that crown very much in mind in the second Stayers’ Hurdle sponsored by Paddy Power, after the first was taken by 50/1 shot, Lisnagar Oscar for Rebecca Curtis and Adam Wedge.


FACTS & STATS THE PADDY POWER STAYERS’ HURDLE RACE RACE DESCRIPTION The ultimate stamina test for hurdlers, the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle Race is run over three miles. Recent famous winners on the illustrious Roll of Honour include Baracouda, Inglis Drever, multiple winner Big Buck’s and more recently Thistlecrack, Nichols Canyon, Penhill and Paisley Park. As is often the case in a Grade 1 hurdle, all horses carry the same weight, in this case 11st 10lb. LAST YEAR’S

GRADE 1

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, SEVEN FURLONGS & 213 YARDS

LISNAGAR OSCAR The biggest-priced winner of the race since Anzum’s 40/1 triumph in 1999, Lisnagar Oscar defied a starting price of 50/1 to land the spoils in excellent style for Rebecca Curtis and Adam Wedge. Held up in midfield for much fo the race behind a strong pace, Lisnagar Oscar moved easily to the front turning for home before swatting away the challenge of Ronald Pump in the final furlong, staying on strongly to record a famous success.

12 HURDLES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£240,000

£135,048 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM 239F3 1111 312F 111 1234 111 21 111 111

WINNER Lisnagar Oscar Paisley Park Penhill Nichols Canyon Thistlecrack Cole Harden More Of That Solwhit Big Buck’s Big Buck’s

AGE WEIGHT SP 7 11-10 50/1 7 11-10 11/8F 7 11-10 12/1 7 11-10 10/1 8 11-10 EvensF 6 11-10 14/1 6 11-10 15/2 9 11-10 17/2 9 11-10 5/6F 8 11-10 10/11F

TRAINER RUNNERS R Curtis 15 E Lavelle 18 W Mullins (Ire) 15 W Mullins (Ire) 12 C Tizzard 12 W Greatrex 14 J O’Neill 10 C Byrnes (Ire) 13 P Nicholls 11 P Nicholls 13

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) 3rd Cleeve Hurdle (47) 1st Cleeve Hurdle (47) 2nd Irish Daily Mirror Hurdle (323) Fell Irish Champion Hurdle (46) 1st Cleeve Hurdle (47) 4th Cleeve Hurdle (47) 1st Relkeel Hurdle (89) 1st Limestone Lad Hurdle (54) 1st Cleeve Hurdle (47) 1st Long Walk Hurdle (78)

KEY TRENDS 8 of the last 12 winners won on their most recent start

17 of the last 20 winners started in the first four in the betting

16 of the past 24 winners had won no more than 7 times over hurdles

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

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Willie Mullins

Aidan Coleman

2 winners

1 winner

Today Willie saddles Bacardys

Today Aidan rides Paisley Park


2m 7f 213y

FOURTH RACE 3.05 THE PADDY POWER STAYERS’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE)

for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £240000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £103296, 2nd £42576, 3rd £21288, 4th £10656, 5th £5328, 6th £2664, 7th £1320, 8th £672. (Penalty Value £135048) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): W P Mullins (28 wins from 255 runners, 11%) runs BACARDYS Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W P Mullins (7 wins from 33 runners, 21%) runs BACARDYS Fancy That: W P Mullins won this race in 2017 and 2018. The stable runs BACARDYS today.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 BACARDYS (FR) (49) B or Br g Coastal Path - Oasice (FR)

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who ran up to best when E Tongue Strap third in this last season. Somewhat disappointing this term however, so unlikely to make a similar impact.

J P. Townend T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Shanakiel Racing Syndicate B Mr Eric Vagne & Mr Jose Da Silva

2 BEACON EDGE (IRE) (25) B g Doyen (IRE) - Laurel Gift (IRE)

J Sean Flanagan T Noel Meade, Ireland O Gigginstown House Stud B Mr Harry Browne

28Jan Gow 24f Hdl Dec20 Leo 24f Hdl Nov20 Fai 20f Hdl

Tattersalls

B g Yeats (IRE) - Lillymile (IRE)

6 11-10

4 FURY ROAD (IRE) (25) B g Stowaway - Molly Duffy (IRE)

5 IF THE CAP FITS (IRE) (54) B g Milan - Derravaragh Sayra (IRE)

9 11-10

J Daryl Jacob E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces T Harry Fry, Seaborough O Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede B Liam Gilsenan S Ptarmigan Media Limited

6 LIL ROCKERFELLER (USA) (61) J Bryony Frost T Neil King, Burderop O Davies Smith Govier & Brown B Brushwood Stable S Bigmore Associates Ltd.

B g Oscar (IRE) - Asta Belle (FR)

J Harry Skelton T Rebecca Curtis, Newport O Racing for Fun B Denis Fitzgerald S William Hill

Fury Road (IRE) Bachasson (FR) Honeysuckle

Dec20 Leo 24f Hdl soft 1/7 The Storyteller (IRE) Dec20 Nav 24f HcpH soft 1/20 The Bosses Oscar (IRE) Oct20 Gow 24f HcpH good 2/12 Streets of Doyen (IRE)

nk 53/4l hd

6l 12l 5l

TFRHHHII BHA156 FORM 143-142 D BF

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart and likeable hurdler who was a narrow third in the Albert Bartlett 12 months ago and was narrowly denied by Beacon Edge in the Boyne Hurdle at Navan recently. Place claims.

21Feb Nav Dec20 Leo Nov20 Pun

21f Hdl 24f Hdl 21f Hdl

heavy 2/6 soft 4/7 heavy 1/5

Beacon Edge (IRE) Flooring Porter (IRE) Dewcup (IRE)

nk 91/4l 1 3 /2l

TFRHHHII BHA158 FORM 15-1232

TIMEFORM VIEW Grade 1 winning hurdler who scored easily at Ffos Las on chase debut. Hasn’t looked a natural upped in class since, but return to the smaller obstacles should suit. Not totally dismissed.

23Jan Tnt 28f Ch Dec20 Kmp 24f Ch Nov20 San 24f Ch

soft 2/6 gd-sf 3/7 good 2/3

Yala Enki (FR) Shan Blue (IRE) Pym (IRE)

5l 71/2l 1 2 /2l

TFRHHIII BHA148 FORM 0/323-22 CD

10 11-10

TIMEFORM VIEW Last hurdling win came well over E Visor 3 years ago and, while he’s posted a couple of good efforts in second this term, he’s expected to come up short in a first-time visor.

16Jan Mkt Nov20 Nby Nov19 Asc

7 LISNAGAR OSCAR (IRE) (26)

heavy 1/6 sf-hv 3/5 soft 3/6

TIMEFORM VIEW Has been firmly on the up this season and made the breakthrough at the top level with an emphatic success from the front in the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown 80 days ago. Could improve again.

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7 11-10

21f Hdl 15f Hdl 20f Hdl

TFRHHHHI BHA160 FORM 2-13211 D

Tattersalls

J Jack Kennedy E Tongue Strap T Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland O Gigginstown House Stud B Kenneth Parkhill

23l 33/4l

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who didn’t need to improve to win 6-runner Boyne Hurdle at Navan (from Fury Road) last time and may well benefit from the step up in trip, so he’s no forlorn hope.

21Feb Nav 31Jan Naa Nov20 Fai

J Daniel Mullins E Tongue Strap T Gavin Cromwell, Ireland O Flooring Porter Syndicate B Sean Murphy

heavy 5/10 Sams Profile soft P/7 Flooring Porter (IRE) soft 4/6 Honeysuckle

TFRHHHII BHA155 FORM 2-11331

graduate

7 11-10

3 FLOORING PORTER (IRE) (80)

Ch g Hard Spun (USA) - Layounne (USA)

TFRHHIII BHA153 FORM 243-4P5 D

10 11-10

8 11-10

23f Hdl heavy 2/8 On The Blind Side (IRE) 24f HcpH good 2/12 Hill Sixteen 19f Hdl soft 3/6 If The Cap Fits (IRE)

nk 1l 11l

TFRHHHHI BHA159 FORM F31-402 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW Last year’s winner who looked right back to his best when runner-up in the Rendlesham at Haydock last time, so likely to give a good account once more.

20Feb Hay Nov20 Nby Oct20 Wet

40

24f Hdl 24f Hdl 24f Hdl

soft 2/8 Third Wind good 7/10 Thyme Hill soft 4/8 Roksana (IRE)

/4l 21l 15l

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8 MAIN FACT (USA) (26)

TIMEFORM VIEW Made it 9 on the spin when scoring on E Blinkers return to hurdles off a mark of 147 over C&D in November. Has come up short in better company since, though, and similar story likely to unfold.

J Fergus Gillard T David Pipe, Wellington O Munrowd’s Partnership B Juddmonte Farms Inc S W & S Recycling

20Feb Hay Dec20 Asc Nov20 Hay

9 PAISLEY PARK (IRE) (89)

Tattersalls

J Aidan Coleman T Emma Lavelle, Marlborough O Mr Andrew Gemmell B M. Conaghan S Hatherden Horse Transport

Tattersalls

J Robbie Power T Colin Tizzard, Sherborne O The Reserve Tankers B Mr L. Dunne S Coral Racing Limited

19f Hdl 19f Ch 23f Ch

gd-sf 5/6 Brewin’upastorm (IRE) soft P/12 Samcro (IRE) gd-sf 2/3 Danny Whizzbang (IRE)

101/4l 4l

TIMEFORM VIEW High-class hurdler who made it 3-3 E Blinkers over fences last term but has been most disappointing on both outings this term, including in Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury 111 days ago.

J Henry Brooke T Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn O Caron & Paul Chapman B Wriggle Valley TBs & R. Eccleshall S Jedd O’Keeffe Racing

12 SIRE DU BERLAIS (FR) (80)

13 THE STORYTELLER (IRE) (39)

10 11-10

J Keith Donoghue T Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland O Mrs Pat Sloan B R. Cotton & S. Lannigan O’Keeffe

Nov20 Nby Oct20 Wet Dec19 Don

24f Hdl 24f Ch 23f Ch

good 10/10 Thyme Hill soft P/10 Cyrname (FR) soft 1/3 Windsor Avenue (IRE)

52l 38l

TFRHHHHI BHA160 FORM 4041-13 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW Landed Pertemps Final again last season and has shaped as if retaining all of his ability this term, so he ranks as the main danger to Paisley Park having likely been primed for a big run.

Dec20 Leo Nov20 Nav Mar20 Chl

24f Hdl soft 3/7 Flooring Porter (IRE) 20f Hdl sf-hv 1/8 French Dynamite (FR) 23f HcpH soft 1/24 The Storyteller (IRE)

63/4l 1 /2l 1 /2l

TFRHHHHI BHA156 FORM 121122 C D

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who has developed into a very classy chaser and ran a cracker when second in the Irish Gold Cup last time. Definite claims if he can replicate that level back in this sphere.

7Feb Leo 24f Ch Dec20 Leo 24f Hdl Oct20 Dow 24f Ch

14 VINNDICATION (IRE) (110)

soft 2/5 soft 2/7 yield 1/9

Kemboy (FR) Flooring Porter (IRE) Chris’s Dream (IRE)

2l 6l nk

TFRHHHII BHA155 FORM 35/14-2U D BF

B g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Pawnee Trail (IRE) 8 11-10 TIMEFORM VIEW Most likeable and progressive chaser J David Bass E Tongue Strap Cheek Pieces who took it up another notch when 2 lengths second to Cyrname in Charlie Hall on reappearance. Fell on only T Kim Bailey, Cheltenham subsequent start but has the class to get involved. O Moremoneythan Nov20 Nby 25f HcpC good U/18 Cloth Cap (IRE) B Thomas Mulhern Oct20 Wet 24f Ch soft 2/10 Cyrname (FR) 2l S Kim Bailey Racing Ltd Mar20 Chl 25f HcpC soft 4/23 The Conditional (IRE) 23/4l

15 YOUNEVERCALL (IRE) (68) B g Yeats (IRE) - Afarka (IRE)

Tattersalls

TFRHIIII BHA156 FORM 101/-24P

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10 11-10

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who was fourth to J Ciaran Gethings E Tongue Strap, Cheek Pieces Paisley Park in the Long Walk at Ascot but was pulled up in the Relkeel at Kempton subsequently. Up against it. T Kim Bailey, Cheltenham O Youneverknow Partnership 9Jan Kmp 21f Hdl soft P/7 McFabulous (IRE) B Paddy Kennedy Dec20 Asc 24f Hdl heavy 4/8 Paisley Park (IRE) 7l S Kim Bailey Racing Ltd Nov20 Kmp 21f HcpH good 2/10 Storm Goddess (IRE) nose

DECLARED RUNNERS 15 2020: LISNAGAR OSCAR (IRE) 7 11 10 Adam Wedge 50-1 (Rebecca Curtis) 15 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 15. Stewards Note: YOUNEVERCALL: Following its run on 9/1/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too soon.

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9 11-10

J Mark Walsh E Blinkers, Tongue Strap T Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland O Mr John P. McManus B Mr Jean-Marc Lucas et al

Ch g Shantou (USA) - Bally Bolshoi (IRE)

nk 11/2l 14l

TFRHIIII BHA157 FORM 0/111-P0 D

9 11-10

B g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Dawn Spinner

heavy 1/8 Thyme Hill good 2/10 Thyme Hill soft 7/15 Lisnagar Oscar (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Grade 1 winning novice hurdler who ran to a similar level over fences last season. Probably needed the run when only fifth in National Spirit at Fontwell on return and faces a stiffer task, now.

28Feb Fon Mar20 Chl Nov19 Nby

11 SAM SPINNER (GB) (111)

24f Hdl 24f Hdl 23f Hdl

TFRHHHII BHA145 FORM 1212P-5

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7 11-10

B g Jeremy (USA) - Lady Bellamy (IRE)

14l 52l 23/4l

TIMEFORM VIEW Still the leading staying hurdler, a point underlined by his strong-finishing victory in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot in December. Should take all the beating as he looks to regain the crown.

Dec20 Asc Nov20 Nby Mar20 Chl

10 RESERVE TANK (IRE) (18)

24f Hdl soft 4/8 Third Wind 24f Hdl heavy 7/8 Paisley Park (IRE) 24f HcpH soft 1/17 Third Wind

TFRHHHHH BHA165 FORM 1/110-21 CD

graduate

9 11-10

B g Oscar (IRE) - Presenting Shares (IRE)

B g Poliglote - Royale Athenia (FR)

TFRHHIII BHA153 FORM 111-104 D

8 11-10

B g Blame (USA) - Reflections


Probable S.P’s: 15-8 Paisley Park (IRE), 7-1 Sire du Berlais (FR), 9-1 Vinndication (IRE), 11-1 Flooring Porter (IRE), Fury Road (IRE), 16-1 The Storyteller (IRE), 22-1 Beacon Edge (IRE), If The Cap Fits (IRE), Lisnagar Oscar (IRE), 40-1 Main Fact (USA), 50-1 Bacardys (FR), Lil Rockerfeller (USA), Reserve Tank (IRE), 80-1 Younevercall (IRE), 100-1 Sam Spinner (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

PAISLEY PARK has looked as good, if not better than ever this term, doing well to get up close home to land the Long Walk at Ascot on his latest outing, so he’s an obvious choice to regain his crown. Sire du Berlais tends to save his best for the Festival, so a bold showing is expected from him, while 2020 winner Lisnagar Oscar shouldn’t be ruled out.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.PAISLEY PARK (IRE) 2.SIRE DU BERLAIS (FR) 3.LISNAGAR OSCAR (IRE)

RACE RESULT

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DISTANCE

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4TH

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FACTS & STATS THE PADDY POWER PLATE HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE RACE DESCRIPTION

The Paddy Power Plate is a Grade 3 Handicap Steeple chase run over two miles, four and a half furlongs. Handicaps exist as an attempt to level the playing field for horses of varying quality, thereby ensuring more competitive racing for connections and punters alike. All horses possess an official BHA rating that reflects their relative abilities. Put simply, the higher the rating, the bigger the weight carried - see how 153 rated Caribean Boy carries 3lb more than the 150-rated Mister Whitaker.

LAST YEAR’S

WINNER

SIMPLY THE BETTS Well supported and with strong course form in the book on his last start, Simply The Betts justified his position as market leader in good style under Gavin Sheehan, giving trainer Harry Whittington his very first winner at The Festival™. Close to the leaders throughout, Simply The Betts moved to the front two from home but was headed by Happy DIva after the last, however, he battled back bravely to win by just over a length at the line.

GRADE 3 HANDICAP RUN OVER TWO MILES, FOUR FURLONGS & 127 YARDS

17 FENCES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£82,500

£46,422 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM 1121 111 2130 14322 F2P1 150 P 4P01P 0 102F1

WINNER AGE WEIGHT Simply The Betts 7 11-4 Siruh du Lac 6 10-11 The Storyteller 7 11-4 Road To Respect 6 10-13 Empire Of Dirt 9 10-11 Darna 9 10-11 Ballynagour 8 10-9 Carrickboy 9 10-5 Salut Flo 7 10-10 Holmwood Legend 10 10-6 (5ex)

OR SP TRAINER RUNNERS 149 100/30F H Whittington 23 141 9/2 N Williams 22 147 5/1F G Elliott (Ire) 22 145 14/1 N Meade (Ire) 24 142 16/1 C Murphy (Ire) 22 140 33/1 K Bailey 23 140 12/1 D Pipe 23 136 50/1 V Williams 22 137 9/2F D Pipe 22 130 25/1 P Rodford 20

LAST RACE (NO. DAYS) 1st Cheltenham Novice Chase (47) 1st Cheltenham Handicap Chase (47) unpl Flogas Novice Chase (39) 2nd Ten Up Novice Chase (25) 1st Leopardstown H’cap Chase (60) unpl Cheltenham H’cap Chase (70) p.u Paddy Power Gold Cup (117) p.u. Wincanton Handicap Chase (42) unpl December Gold Cup (96) 1st Sandown Handicap Chase (5)

KEY TRENDS 16 of the last 20 winners were sent off 12/1 or bigger

10 of the last 12 winners carried less than 11 stone

Only one winner this century had run in more than 16 chases

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

TRAINER

JOCKEY

David Pipe

Tom Scudamore

2 winners

2 winners

Today David saddles Eamon An Cnoic

Today Tom rides Dead Right


2m 4f 127y + 57y

FIFTH RACE 3.40

due to rail movement

THE PADDY POWER PLATE HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE) for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £82500 Owners Prize Money. 1st £35508, 2nd £14636, 3rd £7318, 4th £3663, 5th £1832, 6th £916, 7th £454, 8th £231. (Penalty Value £46422.75) Weights raised 8lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (48 wins from 344 runners, 14%) runs CARIBEAN BOY and TOP NOTCH Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (11 wins from 61 runners, 18%) runs OLDGRANGEWOOD Fancy That: D Pipe won this race in 2012 and 2014. The stable runs EAMON AN CNOIC today.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 TOP NOTCH (FR) (97) B g Poliglote - Topira (FR)

TFRHHHII BHA154 FORM 0P/113-6 D

10 11-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Looked very rusty after 11 months off J Luca Morgan (7) E Cheek Pieces when sixth in the Peterborough in December and could be much closer to form after a wind op now. Twice placed T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn at the Festival. Cheekpieces on. Handicap debut. O Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Dec20 Chl 19f Ch soft 6/8 Mister Fisher (IRE) 29l B Haras Des Sablonnets & Dr Vet B. Gabeur Jan20 Kmp 20f Ch gd-sf 3/5 Frodon (FR) 81/4l 3 S Ptarmigan Media Limited Dec19 Hun 19f Ch gd-sf 1/6 Kauto Riko (FR) /4l

2 CARIBEAN BOY (FR) (40)

7 11-11

Gr g Myboycharlie (IRE) - Caribena (FR)

J Daryl Jacob T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn O Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede B Mme S. Guittard & Mr G. E. Guittard S Ptarmigan Media Limited

6Feb San Dec20 Asc Nov20 Nby

graduate 3 MISTER WHITAKER (IRE) (31) Tattersalls

9 11-8

B g Court Cave (IRE) - Benbradagh Vard (IRE)

J Jonathan Burke E Cheek Pieces T Mick Channon, West Ilsley O Mr T. P. Radford B Patrick F. Callinan S Timico

4 ASSEMBLE (GB) (39)

7 11-6

B g Getaway (GER) - Annaghbrack (IRE)

J Rachael Blackmore E Tongue Strap T Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland O Gigginstown House Stud B Richard & Caroline Mathias

5 HUNTSMAN SON (IRE) (96) B g Millenary - Daly Lady (IRE)

11

11-5

J Kielan Woods E Tongue Strap T Alex Hales, Edgecote O Mrs Wendy Wesley B Joseph O’Dwyer S Lactodorum Contracts Ltd

graduate 6 OLDGRANGEWOOD (GB) (31) Tattersalls

B g Central Park (IRE) - Top of The Class (IRE)

TFRHHHII BHA153 FORM 2//31-134

TIMEFORM VIEW Taking winner of 20f Newbury Grade 2 in November and ran respectably, for all he couldn’t get on terms over the minimum trip, in Sandown handicap last time. Could have a bigger effort in the locker.

10 11-4

Gr g Jukebox Jury (IRE) - Floriana (GER)

Moonlighter Dashel Drasher Fiddlerontheroof (IRE)

51/2l 7l 4l

TFRHHHII BHA150 FORM 1/5P3-66 CD

TIMEFORM VIEW Good record here, successful in the novice handicap chase at the 2018 Festival and beaten just 3 lengths in third in this off 2lb higher last year. Lightly raced since and primed for a big run.

15Feb War Oct20 Wet Mar20 Chl

20f HcpC soft 24f Ch soft 20f HcpC soft

6/12 Two For Gold (IRE) 6/10 Cyrname (FR) 3/23 Simply The Betts (IRE)

8l 22l 3l

TFRHHHII BHA148 FORM 63-12FF D

TIMEFORM VIEW Successful return in 21f Fairyhouse maiden chase and even better when following home Envoi Allen next time. Has fallen twice since, though, hardly the ideal preparation for this handicap/Festival bow.

7Feb Leo Dec20 Lim Nov20 Fai

21f Ch 19f Ch 20f Ch

soft F/8 heavy F/5 soft 2/4

Monkfish (IRE) Colreevy (IRE) Envoi Allen (FR)

8 /2l 1

TFRHHHII BHA147 FORM 210/2-1P D

TIMEFORM VIEW Made light of 18-month absence with impressive victory in 19f Wetherby Listed handicap chase on return and tanked along before being pulled up in the mud here in December. Probably no back number.

Dec20 Chl Oct20 Wet May19 Hay

20f HcpC soft P/17 Chatham Street Lad (IRE) 19f HcpC gd-sf 1/11 Two For Gold (IRE) 51/2l 1 20f HcpC good 2/8 Brave Eagle (IRE) 2 /2l

TFRHHHII BHA146 FORM 114-44U CD

TIMEFORM VIEW Did well last term after wind op, winning Newbury and C&D handicaps before a good fourth in this off 1lb higher. Rare jumping lapse at Warwick after 12 weeks off last time and should bounce back.

J Harry Skelton T Dan Skelton, Alcester O Chris Giles & Sandra Giles 15Feb War B Mickley Stud Nov20 Nby S Ladbrokes, TheAirAmbulanceService (Warwickshire&Northamptonshire) Oct20 Ain

7 FARCLAS (FR) (39)

15f HcpC heavy 4/7 21f Ch heavy 3/3 19f Ch good 1/3

20f HcpC soft U/12 Two For Gold (IRE) 19f HcpC good 4/10 Clondaw Castle (IRE) 19f HcpC soft 4/12 Nuts Well

3l 7l

TFRHHHHH BHA146 FORM 111-534 C BF

7 11-4

TIMEFORM VIEW 2018 Triumph winner who scored on his J Jack Kennedy E Tongue Strap first 3 starts over fences and has run well in some red-hot handicaps in Ireland this season. Big effort looks T Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland forthcoming. O Gigginstown House Stud 7Feb Leo 21f HcpC soft 4/22 Off You Go (IRE) 31/2l B Remy Giger, Hans-Veli Fruh & Edy Enz Dec20 Leo 24f HcpC yield 3/22 Castlebawn West (IRE) 10l

Nov20 Pun

46

19f HcpC sf-hv 5/17 Daly Tiger (FR)

12l


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8 HAPPY DIVA (IRE) (43) B m King’s Theatre (IRE) - Megans Joy (IRE) J Richard Patrick T Kerry Lee, Presteigne O Mr Will Roseff B M. Harris & P. Mckeon S Horseracing.Net

Tattersalls

TIMEFORM VIEW Likeable mare who won the 2019 E Tongue Strap Paddy Power Gold Cup here and was second off a higher mark in this 12 months ago. Rare modest run at Warwick last time but likely to be much closer to form today.

3Feb War Nov20 Car Nov20 Chl

9 FILS D’OUDAIRIES (FR) (39)

B g Saint des Saints (FR) - Pythie d’Oudairies (FR) 6

10 LASKALIN (FR) (39)

11-1

23f Ch 26f Ch 23f Ch

heavy 3/7 Autorisation (FR) heavy 7/13 Ajas (FR) heavy 1/7 Ediboum (FR)

1l 10l 21/2l

27Feb Kmp 20f Ch good 3/4 Tamaroc Du Mathan (FR) 15l Dec20 Chl 20f HcpC soft 6/17 Chatham Street Lad (IRE) 38l Nov20 Chl 20f HcpC soft 1/16 Spiritofthegames (IRE) 31/4l

J Mark Walsh T Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland O Mr John P. McManus B John Yarr

5 11-0

TFRHHHHI BHA142 FORM 413051

TIMEFORM VIEW Grade 1-winning hurdler who improved massively on previous chasing form when landing red-hot Leopardstown handicap last month (The Shunter third). Stiffer test will suit and a very interesting runner.

6Feb Leo Dec20 Leo Nov20 Pun

Tattersalls

nk 16l 38l

TFRHHIII BHA141 FORM 2//3020-4 D

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11 10-13

17f HcpC soft 1/20 Top Moon (FR) 17f HcpC yield 5/17 Uisce Beatha (IRE) 16f Ch sf-hv 7/7 Felix Desjy (FR)

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser for Dan Skelton, third in the novice handicap here in 2017. Possibly needed the run for new yard when supported at Leicester in November but some feat to bounce back and take this now.

J Sam Twiston-Davies T Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham O Walters Plant Hire & Potter Group B Grange Stud S Potter Group

Nov20 Lei Mar20 Chl Feb20 War

14 THE SHUNTER (IRE) (12)

20f HcpC good 4/7 Theo (IRE) 16f HcpC gd-sf 11/18 Chosen Mate (IRE) 20f HcpC gd-sf 2/8 Clondaw Castle (IRE)

53/4l 13l 41/4l

TFRHHHHI BHA140 FORM 114131 C D

B g Stowaway - Tornado Lady (IRE) 8 10-12 TIMEFORM VIEW Has been turned inside out by this yard, J Jordan Gainford (7) E Hood, Tongue Strap bolting up in the Greatwood Hurdle here and Morebattle at Kelso (shaped well behind A Wave of The Sea in T Emmet Mullins, Ireland Leopardstown handicap chase in between). More to come. O Mr P. Byrne 6Mar Kel 16f HcpH gd-sf 1/14 Night Edition (FR) 11/4l B James O’Connor 6Feb Leo 17f HcpC soft 3/20 A Wave of The Sea (IRE) 33/4l Nov20 Chl

15 KILTEALY BRIGGS (IRE) (40) B g Fame And Glory - Baby Briggs (IRE)

Tattersalls

16f HcpH soft

1/14 Ballyandy

3l

TFRHHIII BHA139 FORM 31P-234

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7 10-11

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful winning hurdler at up to 23f in J A. P. Heskin E Tongue Strap the mud. Has matched that form over fences this season, but without success, and suspect the handicapper has his T Jamie Snowden, Lambourn measure. O McNeill Family 6Feb San 24f HcpC heavy 4/7 Deise Aba (IRE) 17l B John Mounsey Dec20 Asc 18f Ch soft 3/5 Allart (IRE) 103/4l S Ultima Business Solutions Nov20 Car 15f Ch heavy 2/6 Whoshotthesheriff (IRE) 1l

16 PADDY’S POEM (GB) (15) B g Proclamation (IRE) - Ashleys Petale (IRE) J James Davies T Nick Gifford, Findon O Mrs T. Brown B Mrs T. J. Stone-Brown

TFRHHHII BHA133 (+7) FORM 1/12-231

(in 5lb ex)

10 10-10

TIMEFORM VIEW Tremendously consistent and gained reward for a couple of good placed efforts when scoring at Wincanton a fortnight ago. This is tougher, though he could have more to offer over this sort of trip.

3Mar 6Feb 2Jan

47

Wcn 20f HcpC good 1/7 San 15f HcpC heavy 3/7 San 15f HcpC soft 2/8

Saint de Reve (FR) Moonlighter Ibleo (FR)

33/4l 11/4l 11/2l

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B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Richs Mermaid (IRE)

44l 31/2l 31/4l

TIMEFORM VIEW Big improver over fences for new yard this term, landing the Paddy Power Gold Cup in gutsy fashion here in November. Suspect recent Kempton run will have him spot on for this. Wouldn’t dismiss.

graduate 12 A WAVE OF THE SEA (IRE) (40) Tattersalls

13 TWO TAFFS (IRE) (109)

Monkfish (IRE) Envoi Allen (FR) Braeside (IRE)

TFRHHHII BHA143 FORM 122163 CD

graduate

J Tom O’Brien T Evan Williams, Llancarfan O Mr W. Clifford B Timothy Considine S Byerley Stud (courtlands) Ltd

soft 5/8 heavy 2/5 heavy 1/6

ER

Tattersalls

B g Dubai Destination (USA) - Run For Cover (IRE) 10

21f Ch 20f Ch 20f Ch

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser in France, successful 4 times over fences (latest in January), proven over further and in the mud. EUR77,000 purchase by new connections and tricky to weigh up on UK/handicap debut.

7Feb Pau 24Jan Pau 4Jan Pau

11 COOLE CODY (IRE) (19)

19l 51/4l -

TFRHHHII BHA143 FORM 6-33103

11-1

NON-RUNN

J Charlie Deutsch T Venetia Williams, Hereford O David & Carol Shaw B Christine Cheyrou S Faucets Limited

3/5 Annie Mc (IRE) 3/6 My Old Gold (IRE) F/16 Coole Cody (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced novice chase winner who has twice tackled top company since his Navan success. Pulled too hard at Leopardstown last time and this scenario should suit him better on handicap debut.

7Feb Leo 17Jan Pun Dec20 Nav

6

B g Martaline - Laskadya (FR)

20f Ch soft 20f Ch soft 20f HcpC soft

TFRHHHII BHA145 FORM 01-F125

11-3

J Donagh Meyler T Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland O Mr Claudio Michael Grech B CTE Michel De Gigou

B g Born To Sea (IRE) - Je T’Adore (IRE)

TFRHHHII BHA145 FORM 42-5F33 C D

graduate

10 11-3


17 SULLY D’OC AA (FR) (111)

TFRHHHII BHA137 FORM 6256-13 BF

7 10-9

B g Konig Turf (GER) - Samarra d’Oc (FR)

TIMEFORM VIEW Confirmed previous promise over J Richie McLernon E Tongue Strap fences when successful on return at Ascot and fine third from 10lb higher at Newbury (19.8f) in November, losing T Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster momentum with a mistake over the last. Interesting. O Mr John P. McManus Nov20 Nby 19f HcpC good 3/10 Clondaw Castle (IRE) 21/4l B Mr Jean-Manuel Charmes Oct20 Asc 18f HcpC gd-sf 1/8 Editeur du Gite (FR) 43/4l S Geegeez.co.uk Jan20 Chl 20f HcpC soft 6/12 Simply The Betts (IRE) 25l

18 SMARTY WILD (GB) (31)

7 10-8

B g Fair Mix (IRE) - Blaeberry

TFRHHHII BHA136 FORM 6-34315 BF

ER

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdler and off the mark over fences in Kempton handicap over this trip in January. Not so good at Warwick since though, and this is even more competitive.

NON-RUNN

J Richard Johnson T Philip Hobbs, Minehead O Mr Michael and Mrs Norma Tuckey B Lady Bland S Philip Hobbs Racing

15Feb War 20f HcpC soft 5/12 Two For Gold (IRE) 9Jan Kmp 20f HcpC gd-sf 1/7 Pistol Whipped (IRE) Dec20 Asc 18f HcpC heavy 3/12 Bennys King (IRE)

19 CHAMPAGNE COURT (IRE) (20)

TFRHHHII BHA134 FORM 0-0P504

8 10-6

B g Court Cave (IRE) - Lady Taipan (IRE)

6l 1l 6l

TIMEFORM VIEW Jumped well when winning at J Nick Scholfield E Cheek Pieces Sandown/Plumpton over this sort of trip last term and better signs again at Warwick 3 weeks ago having fallen T Jeremy Scott, Dulverton plenty in the weights. Could outrun big odds. O Mr I F Gosden and Mr DJ Coles 26Feb War 20f HcpC soft 4/9 Espoir de Teillee (FR) 31/2l B Laurence G Kennedy Dec20 Nby 25f HcpC soft 8/14 Amateur (IRE) 41l S Brendon Powerwashers Nov20 Nby 22f HcpC good 5/16 Cap du Nord (FR) 16l

20 THE UNIT (IRE) (20) B g Gold Well - Sovana (FR)

10 10-6

J Tom Cannon T Alan King, Barbury Castle O International Plywood (Importers) Ltd B Arctic Tack Stud S Hare Group Ltd

21 MAYPOLE CLASS (IRE) (29) B g Gold Well - Maypole Queen (IRE)

J Gavin Sheehan T Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham O Delancey B Eamonn Dempsey S Wasdell Group

22 DEAD RIGHT (GB) (173) B g Alflora (IRE) - April Queen

J Tom Scudamore T Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke O Mr John P. McManus B R. M. Fear

TFRHHHII BHA134 FORM 32/-4563 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual novice chase winner over this sort of trip in 2018 and all his ability remains judged by latest third at Warwick (closely matched with Champagne Court). Place claims if building on that.

26Feb War 1Feb Lin Nov20 Don

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TIMEFORM VIEW Progressed well initially over fences this season, winning handicaps around 20f/21f at Bangor and Fakenham. Reportedly lame at Wetherby just 4 weeks ago, though. Looks outclassed.

17Feb Wet Dec20 Fkn Nov20 Bgr

9 10-4

3l 33/4l 19l

TFRHHIII BHA132 FORM 2P-011P D

graduate

7 10-4

20f HcpC soft 3/9 Espoir de Teillee (FR) 16f NHF st-sl 6/9 Galileo Silver (IRE) 19f HcpC good 5/9 Barton Knoll

15f HcpC soft P/10 Umbrigado (IRE) 21f HcpC gd-sf 1/7 Duhallow Lad (IRE) 20f HcpC soft 1/5 Subcontinent (IRE)

23/4l 3 2 /4l

TFRHHHII BHA132 FORM 1/22PP-1 D

TIMEFORM VIEW Resumed progress right away starting out on only his second season over fences after 10 months off, winning 21.4f Market Rasen handicap in September. Will clearly need more again 6 months on.

Sep20 Mkt 21f HcpC good 1/15 Before Midnight Nov19 Kmp 20f HcpC gd-sf P/10 Generous Day (IRE) Oct19 Chl 19f Ch heavy P/6 Slate House (IRE)

23 EAMON AN CNOIC (IRE) (21)

11/4l -

TFRHHHII BHA130 FORM U-06212 D BF

B g Westerner - Nutmeg Tune (IRE) 10 10-2 TIMEFORM VIEW Campaigned over hurdles of late, J David Noonan E Blinkers, Tongue Strap winning 2m handicap at Sandown last month. Fourth in this off 7lb higher 2 years ago but his jumping has often T David Pipe, Wellington failed him over fences in the meantime. O The Angove Family 25Feb Chp 16f HcpH soft 2/5 Grumpy Charley 21/4l B Mr Denis Tarrant 18Feb San 15f HcpH heavy 1/9 Will Sting (IRE) 20l S W & S Recycling 5Feb Chp 19f HcpH heavy 2/11 Easy As That (IRE) 9l

DECLARED RUNNERS 23 2020: SIMPLY THE BETTS (IRE) 7 11 4 Gavin Sheehan 10-3 (Harry Whittington) 23 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 1. Stewards Note: MAYPOLE CLASS: Following its run on 17/2/2021 it was reported that the horse finished lame. Probable S.P’s: 7-1 The Shunter (IRE), 9-1 Farclas (FR), A Wave of The Sea (IRE), 11-1 Caribean Boy (FR), 12-1 Fils d’Oudairies (FR), 16-1 Mister Whitaker (IRE), 22-1 Paddy’s Poem (GB), Dead Right (GB), Eamon An Cnoic (IRE), 25-1 Oldgrangewood (GB), 28-1 Sully D’oc AA (FR), 33-1 Top Notch (FR), Assemble (GB), Kiltealy Briggs (IRE), 40-1 Huntsman Son (IRE), Happy Diva (IRE), Two Taffs (IRE), Champagne Court (IRE), Maypole Class (IRE), 50-1 Coole Cody (IRE), The Unit (IRE)

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FARCLAS has been running well in some hot handicap chases in Ireland and looks set for a bold bid back at the scene of his 2018 Triumph Hurdle heroics. Big improver The Shunter is chasing a £100,000 bonus after winning the Morebattle at Kelso and likely has more to offer over fences, so he ticks plenty of boxes, with his old rival A Wave of The Sea chief among the other strong contenders.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.FARCLAS (FR) 2.THE SHUNTER (IRE) 3.A WAVE OF THE SEA (IRE)

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FACTS & STATS THE PARNELL PROPERTIES MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE RACE DESCRIPTION Novice races tend to be for younger horses that are still learning their way over hurdles or fences and allow them to race against each other before graduating up the ranks. Horses are classed as a novice if they have yet to win a race, under the respective code, prior to the official start of the season. This race has also been allocated Grade 2 status which makes it a high-class contest and only bettered by a Grade 1, so expect to see some top-notch contenders lining up. Initially all runners are allocated 11st 2lb before penalties are awarded to horses which have won above a certain level prior to taking part here - see how Gauloise carries 5lb extra for her Listed succes at Thurles in December.

GRADE 2

LAST YEAR’S

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, 179 YARDS

CONCERTISTA It was an incredible fifth winner of this race in a row for great Irish trainer Willie Mullins as the smart mare, Concertista, went one better than her narrow defeat in the 2019 running. Travelling comfortably in midfield under Daryl Jacob, she made her extra experience tell as she cruised to the lead approaching the last and sped up the hill in style, putting twelve lengths in between herself and stablemate Dolcita in what was an extremely impressive showing.

8 HURDLES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£67,500

£37,982 TO THE WINNER

ROLL OF HONOUR 2016-2020 YEAR 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

FORM 433 13 11 1111 11

WINNER Concertista Eglantine du Seuil Laurina Let’s Dance Limini

AGE WEIGHT SP 6 11-2 9/2 5 11-2 50/1 5 11-7 4/7F 5 11-7 11/8F 5 11-7 8/11F

TRAINER W Mullins (Ire) W Mullins (ire) W Mullins (Ire) W Mullins (Ire) W Mullins (Ire)

RUNNERS 22 22 14 16 16

DAWN RUN This race is registered as the Dawn Run, in honour of the legendary mare, who is arguably the most succesful mare in the history of the sport. Paddy Mullins’ mare became only the second mare to win the Champion Hurdle at The Festival™ in 1984 and remains the only horse to have ever won the English, Irish and French Champion Hurdles in the same season. Two years later, she won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in what remains one of the most famous finishes in the race’s history. She remains the only horse to complete the Champion Hurdle - Gold Cup double and will long be remembered as one of the greats of National Hunt Racing.

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS) 3rd Leopardstown Mares’ H’Cap Hurdle (39) 3rd Listowel Novice Hurdle (180) 1st Fairyhouse Novice Hurdle (47) 1st Leopardstown Novice Hurdle (46) 1st Fairyhouse Novice Hurdle (47)


2m 179y

SIXTH RACE 4.15 THE PARNELL PROPERTIES MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (Registered as THE DAWN RUN MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE)

for novice four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares x Total race value £67500 Owners Prize Money. 1st £29052, 2nd £11975, 3rd £5987, 4th £2997, 5th £1499, 6th £749, 7th £371, 8th £189. (Penalty Value £37982.25) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): W P Mullins (28 wins from 255 runners, 11%) runs GAULOISE, GLENS OF ANTRIM, HOOK UP and PONT AVAL Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): W P Mullins (7 wins from 33 runners, 21%) runs GAULOISE, GLENS OF ANTRIM, HOOK UP and PONT AVAL Fancy That: W P Mullins won this race in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The stable runs GAULOISE, GLENS OF ANTRIM, HOOK UP and PONT AVAL today.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 GAULOISE (FR) (38)

5

Ch m Samum (GER) - Sans Histoire (FR)

J P. Townend T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Mr K. Alexander B S.C.E.A. Haras de Saint Voir

B m Beat Hollow - Saoirse’s Sister (IRE)

J Mark Walsh T Jonathan Sweeney, Ireland O Mr John P. McManus B Mr Philip O’Connor

6

B m Getaway (GER) - One Cool Kate (IRE)

11-7

7 HOOK UP (FR) (39)

B m No Risk At All (FR) - Mission Accomplie (FR) J Daniel Mullins T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Mrs S. Ricci B Mr Maxime Moczulski

sf-hv 1/9 Royal Kahala (IRE) heavy 1/14 Global Equity (IRE) heavy 4/19 Delvino (IRE)

6

6

11-5

TFRHHHII BHA140 FORM 206F11

16f NHF 16f Hdl 16f Hdl

st-sl 5/14 Strong Glance heavy 2/5 Talking About You good F/8 Pink Sheets (IRE)

41/2l 21/4l -

TFRHHHII BHA136 FORM 31-4211 D

11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful bumper winner who chased home Martello Sky on hurdles debut at Fakenham in December. Winner of both subsequent starts and appeals as the type to go on improving.

23Feb Tnt 14Jan Fon Dec20 Fkn

19f Hdl 17f Hdl 16f Hdl

heavy 1/11 Lilly Pedlar heavy 1/9 Belle de Manech (FR) gd-sf 2/6 Martello Sky

61/2l 1l 31/4l

TFRHHHII BHAFORM 422

TIMEFORM VIEW Has shown plenty of promise in a trio of maiden hurdles, well clear of the rest when chasing home a good prospect at Naas last time. Not ruled out.

31Jan Naa Dec20 Leo Nov20 Pun

5

5l hd -

TIMEFORM VIEW Flat/dual hurdles winner in France. Runner-up both completed starts over hurdles for new yard this season and wasn’t beaten far in a jumpers bumper last time, but she looks up against it here.

1Feb Lin Dec20 Tnt Nov20 Nby

11-2

2l 4l 71/4l

TFRHHIII BHA129 FORM 112F25 D

graduate 6 GLENS OF ANTRIM (IRE) (46) Tattersalls

J Jonjo O’Neill Jr. T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Mr John P. McManus B Micheal & Ciara Carty

18f Hdl 18f Hdl 16f Hdl

Dec20 Pun 20f Hdl heavy 1/8 The Sliding Rock Oct20 Dow 16f Hdl yd-sf 1/8 Queens Brook (IRE) Oct20 Tip 24f HcpH sf-hv F/10 Sweet Sting (IRE)

5

31/2l 3l 51/2l

TIMEFORM VIEW Has taken sizeable steps forward the last twice, belying odds of 66/1 in a Down Royal Grade 3 prior to easily landing a Listed race at Punchestown. More needed here, but shouldn’t be underestimated.

J Aidan Coleman T Olly Murphy, Wilmcote O Mr C. Boultbee-Brooks B John O’Riordan S Boultbee Brooks Real Estate Limited

B m Flemensfirth (USA) - Cottage Theatre (IRE)

sf-hv 3/9 Roseys Hollow (IRE) soft 1/10 Mighty Blue (FR) soft 1/13 Global Equity (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Third time lucky over hurdles in a Fairyhouse maiden in January. Improved when seeing off Royal Kahala and Gauloise in Grade 3 Solerina back there the following month and likely has more to offer.

graduate

J Gavin Sheehan T Charlie Mann, Upper Lambourn O David’s Partnership B G. Chabod, D. Ciurleo & J. Ferrard S Heywood Homes

5 ALLAVINA (IRE) (23)

18f Hdl 16f Hdl 15f Hdl

TFRHHHHH BHA142 FORM 1/3-411

11-7

Tattersalls

J Jody McGarvey T John Joseph Hanlon, Ireland O Birdinthehand Syndicate B Breandan Long

Br m Willywell (FR) - Gesa Mixa (FR)

7

8Feb Fai 16Jan Fai Dec20 Naa

3 SKYACE (IRE) (102)

4 WILL VICTORY (FR) (45)

TIMEFORM VIEW Bumper winner on sole start in France and winner of first 2 starts in this sphere at Thurles. Solid 3 1/2 lengths third to Roseys Hollow at Fairyhouse last time and capable of better still.

8Feb Fai Dec20 Thu Nov20 Thu

2 ROSEYS HOLLOW (IRE) (38)

B m Westerner - Graigace (IRE)

TFRHHHHI BHA140 FORM 1-113

11-7

19f Hdl 20f Hdl 16f Hdl

sf-hv 2/17 Mr Incredible (IRE) soft 2/17 Stattler (IRE) soft 4/18 Blue Lord (FR)

41/2l 3l 18l

TFRHHHII BHA136 FORM 30-124

11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Did the job well when opening hurdles E Tongue Strap account at Fairyhouse in November prior to chasing home Royal Kahala back there in January. Solid fourth in Grade 1 company latest and she needs considering.

7Feb Leo 3Jan Fai Nov20 Fai

52

16f Hdl 18f Hdl 16f Hdl

sf-hv 4/13 Appreciate It (IRE) heavy 2/6 Royal Kahala (IRE) soft 1/17 Gars de Sceaux (FR)

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8 MAGIC DAZE (IRE) (58)

Tattersalls

5

B m Doyen (IRE) - Magic Maze (IRE)

J Robbie Power T Henry de Bromhead, Ireland O Robcour B Sunnyhill Stud

TFRHHHII BHAFORM 131

graduate

11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Point winner who built on promise of Rules debut third at Leopardstown (beaten by two very promising novices) when landing the odds in a Clonmel maiden hurdle. Open to more improvement.

19Jan Clo Dec20 Leo

9 MARTELLO SKY (GB) (25)

5

Gr m Martaline - Kentucky Sky

J Bryony Frost T Lucy Wadham, Newmarket O The Sky Partnership B Mr T. Wood S Weatherbys Hamilton LLP

B m Authorized (IRE) - Millionaia (IRE)

J J. J. Slevin T Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland O Capel Street Syndicate B Dayton Investments Limited

11 PERFECT MYTH (GB) (31)

5

9l 18l

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual bumper winner who made it 2-2 in this sphere when landing a decent Market Rasen novice last month. This is a much stiffer assignment, but her form stacks up well and she remains with potential.

16f Hdl 16f Hdl 16f NHF

soft 1/10 Marada gd-sf 1/6 Allavina (IRE) soft 5/10 Elle Est Belle

11/4l 31/4l 61/2l

TFRHHIII BHA133 FORM 424

11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful performer on the Flat and has E Hood made the frame on each of her 3 starts since switched to hurdles, fourth in the Fairyhouse Grade 3 won by Roseys Hollow last time. Needs to raise her game.

8Feb Fai 18f Hdl Dec20 Thu 16f Hdl Nov20 Gow 16f Hdl

7

B m Midnight Legend - Perfect Silence

heavy 1/14 No Fame No Game (IRE) soft 3/20 Gaillard du Mesnil (FR)

TFRHHHII BHA123 (+4) FORM 12-1511 D

11-2

21Feb Mkt Dec20 Fkn Nov20 Chl

10 MIGHTY BLUE (FR) (38)

16f Hdl 20f Hdl

sf-hv 4/9 Roseys Hollow (IRE) soft 2/10 Gauloise (FR) heavy 4/9 Sea Ducor

6l 3l 31/2l

TFRHHHII BHA140 FORM 121234 D

11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive since returning to action in J Harry Skelton E Hood, Tongue Strap August, winning 3 times and fine second at Wincanton in November. Not disgraced in a jumpers bumper last time T Neil King, Burderop and she’s not without each-way hope. O Mr R. J. Vines 15Feb Lin 16f NHF st-sl 4/9 Really Super 6l B R. J. Vines and D. F. Nott Dec20 Tnt 16f Hdl heavy 3/5 Talking About You 73/4l

Nov20 Wcn 21f HcpH good 2/14 The White Mouse (IRE)

12 PONT AVAL (FR) (32)

8

B m Soldier of Fortune (IRE) - Panzella (FR) J Brian Hayes T W. P. Mullins, Ireland O Mr Nigel King B Paul Hilger

11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Pulled up on hurdles debut at Limerick back from a 20-month absence in December, but left that form well behind when landing a big-field Punchestown novice next time. Open to improvement.

14Feb Pun Dec20 Lim May19 Pun

13 ROYAL KAHALA (IRE) (38) Ch m Flemensfirth (USA) - Leading Lady

Tattersalls

6

11-2

6

8Feb Fai 3Jan Fai Nov20 Fai

11-2

7

J Tom Cannon T Alan King, Barbury Castle O Dingwall, Farrell, Hornsey & Murray B G. C. Hartigan S Hare Group Ltd

DECLARED RUNNERS 15

11-2

18f Hdl 18f Hdl 20f Hdl

sf-hv 2/9 Roseys Hollow (IRE) heavy 1/6 Hook Up (FR) sf-hv 1/13 The Getaway Star (IRE)

2l 5l 6 /2l 1

TFRHHHII BHA136 FORM 0-13113

TIMEFORM VIEW Notched third hurdles success when making all at Listowel in September. Solid third back from a break in a big-field Leopardstown handicap and she’s certainly not out of place in this line up.

7Feb Leo Sep20 Lis Aug20 Bel

graduate 15 THE GLANCING QUEEN (IRE) (32) Tattersalls

B m Jeremy (USA) - Glancing (IRE)

9l 41l

18f HcpH sf-hv 3/20 Heaven Help Us (IRE) 20f Hdl good 1/6 Darrens Hope (IRE) 20f Hdl soft 1/5 Two Shoe Tom (IRE)

31/2l 21/4l 8l

TFRHHHII BHA131 FORM 1/0-1312 C D BF

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful bumper performer and successful on 2 of her 4 starts switched to hurdles this season. No match for Wilde About Oscar in a Listed race at Exeter latest, but that was still a respectable effort.

14Feb Exe 14Jan Bgr Dec20 Nby

16f Hdl 16f Hdl 20f Hdl

heavy 2/11 Wilde About Oscar (IRE) 71/2l heavy 1/8 Sandaroc 11l soft 3/5 Bravemansgame (FR) 101/2l

2020: CONCERTISTA (FR) 6 11 2 Daryl Jacob 9-2 (W P Mullins) 22 ran

Probable S.P’s: 5-1 Royal Kahala (IRE), 6-1 Hook Up (FR), 13-2 Roseys Hollow (IRE), 9-1 Gauloise (FR), 12-1 Glens of Antrim (IRE), The Glancing Queen (IRE), 14-1 Skyace (IRE), Telmesomethinggirl (IRE), 22-1 Allavina (IRE), Magic Daze (IRE), Pont Aval (FR), 33-1 Martello Sky (GB), Mighty Blue (FR), 40-1 Perfect Myth (GB), 50-1 Will Victory (FR) 53

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J Rachael Blackmore T Henry de Bromhead, Ireland O Mr K. Alexander B John Gallagher

soft 1/20 Casey West (IRE) heavy P/11 Atlantic Fairy (IRE) yield 10/15 Gypsy Island (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Decisive winner of first 2 hurdles starts and lost no caste in defeat when 2 lengths second to Roseys Hollow in a Fairyhouse Grade 3 latest. 9lb better off with that rival now and she’s a big player.

graduate 14 TELMESOMETHINGGIRL (IRE) (39) Tattersalls

B m Stowaway - Wahiba Hall (IRE)

20f Hdl 20f Hdl 16f Stk

TFRHHHHI BHA143 FORM 2-51112 BF

graduate

J Kevin Sexton T Peter Fahey, Ireland O Winning Ways Starlet Syndicate B R. McCarthy

2l

TFRHHHII BHAFORM 231/0-P1


PLAY SMARTER

ROSEYS HOLLOW’s Solerina win is backed up by a really good timefigure, and she’s taken to confirm superiority over Royal Kahala and end Willie Mullins’ domination of this race. Gauloise lost her unbeaten record in the Solerina last time but is still capable of better, while Perfect Myth could go well at a big price.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.ROSEYS HOLLOW (IRE) 2.ROYAL KAHALA (IRE) 3.GAULOISE (FR)

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FACTS & STATS THE FULKE WALWYN KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (SPONSORED BY THE JRL GROUP) RACE DESCRIPTION The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Steeple Chase (Sponsored by the JRL Group) is another handicap, this time for horses which possess an official rating from 0 to 145 and will be run over three miles and two furlongs. Like the rest of the handicaps on today’s card, the higher a horse’s official BHA rating, the bigger the weight they have to carry - see how the 145-rated Double Shuffle, carries 3lb more than Beau Bay, who is rated 142. LAST YEAR’S

HANDICAP CHASE

WINNER MILAN NATIVE

RUN OVER THREE MILES, TWO FURLONGS

In a strong-staying performance, Milan Native made his way to the front two out and kept on powerfully up the hill to keep Kilfilum Cross, second for the second year running, and Bob Mahler at bay in the final furlong. Despite jumping slightly right at the last and then drifting left up the run-in, the seven-year-old took advantage of his rider’s 7lb claim and, getting weight from his rivals as a result, held on well in the final 100 yards to win by almost two lengths.

21 FENCES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£52,500

£32,497 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM 52422 5253 P632 45603 000 0P 13200 34130 0P0 32

WINNER AGE WEIGHT Milan Native 7 11-1 Any Second Now 7 11-11 Missed Approach 8 11-5 Domesday Book 7 11-4 Cause Of Causes 8 11-9 The Package 12 11-4 Spring Heeled 7 11-8 (2ow) Same Difference 7 11-7 Sunnyhillboy 9 11-11 Junior 8 11-6

OR SP 141 9/1 143 6/1 138 8/1 137 40/1 142 9/2 137 9/1 140 12/1 137 16/1 142 6/1F 134 10/3F

TRAINER RUNNERS G Elliott (Ire) 23 T Walsh (Ire) 23 W Greatrex 20 S Edmunds 24 G Elliott (Ire) 22 D Pipe 24 J Culloty (Ire) 23 N Twiston-Davies 24 J J O’Neill 23 D Pipe 24

LAST RACE (NO. DAYS) 2nd Gowran Park Beginners Chase (26) 3rd Navan Novice Chase (25) 2nd Edinburgh National (40) 3rd Leicester Handicap Chase (28) unpl Naas Chase (25) p.u Becher Chase (96) unpl Paddy Power Chase (76) unpl Kempton Handicap Hurdle (19) unpl Haydock Handicap Hurdle (26) 2nd Cheltenham Handicap Hurdle (75)

KEY TRENDS The last 9 winners were rated between 137 and 143

8 of the last 10 winners ran in headgear

10 of the last 13 winners had failed to win earlier in the season

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

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Warren Greatrex

Jamie Codd

1 winner

3 winners

Today Warren saddles Bob Mahler


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THE FULKE WALWYN KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (Sponsored by the JRL Group) (GBB RACE)

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £52500 Owners Prize Money. 1st £24649, 2nd £8279, 3rd £4142, 4th £2069, 5th £1034, 6th £520, 7th £257, 8th £131. (Penalty Value £32497.50) FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (48 wins from 344 runners, 14%) runs MORNING VICAR Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (11 wins from 39 runners, 28%) runs SHANTOU FLYER Weightwatcher: CRIEVEHILL won off a handicap mark of 145, his rating is now down 5lb to 140.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor E Equipment

1 DOUBLE SHUFFLE (IRE) (19) J James Bowen T Tom George, Slad O Crossed Fingers Partnership B A. W. Young S HBA Media

2 BEAU BAY (FR) (22) B g Bernebeau (FR) - Slew Bay (FR)

Tattersalls

TFRHHHII BHA145 FORM 50-0316

graduate

11 11-12

B g Milan - Fiddlers Bar (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Classy veteran who capitalised on sliding mark at Kempton (3m) in January. Good sixth in Grade 3 handicap back there last month but he may find a few too good again conceding weight all round.

27Feb Kmp 24f HcpC good 6/17 Clondaw Castle (IRE) 9Jan Kmp 24f HcpC gd-sf 1/11 Ami Desbois (FR) Dec20 Kmp 24f HcpC soft 3/11 Royale Pagaille (FR)

14l 11/4l 22l

TFRHHHII BHA142 FORM 3-51F61

10 11-9

TIMEFORM VIEW Back to best when landing Grand J Charlie Hammond E Hood, Tongue Strap Sefton (21f) at Aintree in December and went in again in a Doncaster veterans’ event last month, making all and T Dr Richard Newland, Droitwich jumping well. 6lb higher in stronger race now, though. O Mr Peter Green & Dr RDP Newland 24Feb Don 23f HcpC gd-sf 1/8 Ami Desbois (FR) 33/4l B Mme Laurence Gagneux 9Jan Kmp 24f HcpC gd-sf 6/11 Double Shuffle (IRE) 15l S Carehome Selection Ltd Dec20 Wet 24f HcpC soft F/8 Canelo (IRE) -

3 MOUNT IDA (IRE) (50)

Tattersalls

7 11-9

B m Yeats (IRE) - Jolivia (FR)

J Jack Kennedy E Tongue Strap T Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland O KTDA Racing B Philip Hore

4 STORM CONTROL (IRE) (61)

11-9

graduate 5 GO ANOTHER ONE (IRE) (147)Tattersalls

6 DEISE ABA (IRE) (40) B g Mahler - Kit Massini (IRE)

J Richard Johnson T Philip Hobbs, Minehead O Mr Trevor Hemmings B Ms Margaret Leahy S Trust Inns Limited

9 11-9

20f Ch 16f Ch 16f Ch

sf-hv 2/9 sf-hv 1/6 heavy 3/9

Colreevy (IRE) Scarlet And Dove (IRE) Yukon Lil

12l 41/2l 41/2l

TFRHHHII BHA142 FORM 3-0311P CD

TIMEFORM VIEW Has looked better than ever this season, making it 2-2 around here despite idling in C&D Grade 3 handicap in December. Possibly not 100% at Warwick in January and better showing not ruled out.

16Jan War Dec20 Chl Nov20 Chl

29f HcpC soft P/13 Notachance (IRE) 26f HcpC soft 1/7 Potters Legend 25f HcpC gd-sf 1/11 Bermeo (IRE)

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1l /4l

TFRHHHII BHA142 FORM F-11433

TIMEFORM VIEW Versatile sort who added pair of minor

E Tongue Strap hurdle contests to his tally (at around 3m) last summer. Exploits were mixed thereafter and his jumping failed to pass muster in this race last season.

Oct20 Thu Oct20 Lim Sep20 Bal

22f Hdl yield 3/9 The Bosses Oscar (IRE) 19f Ch soft 3/4 Visioman (FR) 23f HcpC yd-sf 4/14 Doctor Duffy (IRE)

93/4l 11l 12l

TFRHHHHI BHA142 FORM 115-PP1

8 11-9

TIMEFORM VIEW Pulled up first 2 starts this season but E Cheek Pieces back to very best to land Masters Handicap for second successive year at Sandown (3m) last time. Good fifth from same mark in this 12 months ago. Respected.

7 SHANTOU FLYER (IRE) (26) B g Shantou (USA) - Carrigmorna Flyer (IRE)

27Jan Thu Dec20 Crk Nov20 Crk

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

J Simon Torrens (3) T John McConnell, Ireland O Ms Caroline Ahearn B Mrs M. Brophy

TIMEFORM VIEW Bumper/hurdles winner who proved strong at the finish when landing Grade 3 mares’ chase at Cork (16.7f) in December. No match for Colreevy since but switch to handicaps/longer trip both positives now.

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B g September Storm (GER) - Double Dream (IRE) 8

B g Stowaway - Missusan (IRE)

TFRHHHHH BHA142 FORM 230-312

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24f HcpC heavy 1/7 Coo Star Sivola (FR) 23f HcpC heavy P/11 Secret Reprieve (IRE) 25f HcpC soft P/12 Snow Leopardess

TFRHHHII BHA140 FORM 2/113-42 C D BF

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TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser who boasts a solid J Harry Cobden E Blinkers, Tongue Strap record at the Festival, again placed in the Foxhunters 12 months ago. Good efforts in defeat at Wincanton in T Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat recent weeks and good showing not ruled out. O David Maxwell Racing Limited 20Feb Wcn 25f HcpC heavy 2/6 Golden Sovereign (IRE) 2l B Tom McCarthy 4Feb Wcn 25f HcpC heavy 4/14 Time To Get Up (IRE) 103/4l S Fitzdares Mar20 Chl 26f Ch gd-sf 3/21 It Came To Pass (IRE) 15l 58


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8 HOLD THE NOTE (IRE) (25) B g Jeremy (USA) - Keys Hope (IRE)

J Jonathan Burke T Mick Channon, West Ilsley O Mr T. P. Radford B Michael Martin S Timico

9 CRIEVEHILL (IRE) (54) B g Arcadio (GER) - Ma Douce (IRE)

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TIMEFORM VIEW Still winless in this sphere but ran a E Visor solid race when third in novices’ handicap chase at this meeting 12 months ago. Mixed bag this term but latest Newbury second was a solid display. Possibilities.

21Feb Nby 23f HcpC gd-sf 2/6 Enrilo (FR) Dec20 Kmp 20f HcpC gd-sf 5/10 Killer Clown (IRE) Dec20 Chl 25f Ch gd-sf 3/5 Happygolucky (IRE)

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B g Cloudings (IRE) - Ribble (IRE)

J Robert Dunne T Venetia Williams, Hereford O Mr Trevor Hemmings B Gleadhill House Stud Ltd S Trust Inns Limited

8

11-7

TIMEFORM VIEW Kicked off last term with victories at Wetherby/Haydock but he’s failed to make an impact in handful of starts so far this campaign. Mark continues to ease and he was fourth in this race 2 years ago.

23Jan Hay 25f HcpC heavy 4/8 Royale Pagaille (FR) Dec20 Kmp 24f HcpC soft 6/11 Royale Pagaille (FR) Dec20 Ain 21f HcpC soft 10/18 Beau Bay (FR)

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved when landing Southern National at Fontwell on reappearance but efforts have been typically mixed since, unseating having jumped left at Ascot (23.8f) latest. Still, not entirely ruled out.

20Feb Asc 9Jan Chp Dec20 San

B g Court Cave (IRE) - Loadsofability (IRE)

J Rachael Blackmore T Henry de Bromhead, Ireland O Mr A. Halsall B Mrs Claire Doyle

21Jan Wcn 26f HcpC heavy F/10 Dawson City Dec20 Lud 23f HcpC soft 1/9 Brelan d’As (FR) Feb20 Lud 23f HcpC soft 3/6 Head To The Stars

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8 11-5

TIMEFORM VIEW Enjoyed productive 2019/20 campaign

race 12 months ago. Not at best this term but arrives here fresh and on a competitive mark. Blinkered.

Dec20 Leo Nov20 Nav Sep20 Lis

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11-5

TFRHHHII BHA138 FORM P21-222 BF

25f Ch 23f Ch 24f Ch

soft 2/4 gd-sf 2/4 soft 2/7

Port of Mars (IRE) Hurricane Harvey L’Air du Vent (FR)

10l 11/4l 13/4l

TFRHHIII BHA135 FORM F15-51P

11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Won two small-field chase contests as a novice and built on return effort to score under a positive ride at Kelso (21.6f) in November. Pulled up at Newbury later that month and absent since.

Nov20 Nby Nov20 Kel Oct20 Wet

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22f HcpC good P/16 Cap du Nord (FR) 21f HcpC gd-sf 1/11 Get Out The Gate (IRE) 19f HcpC gd-sf 5/14 Cool Mix

TFRHHHII BHA135 FORM 13-PPP3 C

11/4l 18l

TIMEFORM VIEW Gallant effort when third in this race J Harry Bannister E Blinkers last year but not hit same heights so far this season, plodding on to finish third in Edinburgh National latest. T Warren Greatrex, Upper Lambourn Handicapper has relinquished his grip at least O Bolingbroke, Bunch, Howard & Sutton 6Feb Mus 32f HcpC soft 3/11 Mighty Thunder 25l B Mr P. Moroney Dec20 Kel 32f HcpC soft P/11 Dino Boy (FR) S ACP Worldwide Ltd Nov20 Hay 25f HcpC soft P/12 Snow Leopardess 59

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23f HcpC soft 5/10 Captain Chaos (IRE) 23f HcpC soft 2/11 Enqarde (FR) 24f HcpC heavy 1/13 Butterwick Brook (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Point winner who has displayed useful form in finishing runner-up all 3 starts in small field maiden/Grade 2 chase contests this winter. Switch to handicaps rates a plus and he remains unexposed.

11Jan Her Dec20 Don Nov20 Exe

J Gavin Sheehan T Charlie Longsdon, Chipping Norton O Kate & Andrew Brooks B Mr Fabrice Simon S Merribelle Stable Llc

16 BOB MAHLER (IRE) (40)

20Feb Asc 23Jan Asc Dec20 Exe

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TIMEFORM VIEW Improved performer this season, career-best display when making all at Exeter (3m) in December. Better than distance beaten suggests at Ascot (23.8f) recently but this is demanding.

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7 11-5

24f HcpC yield 8/22 Castlebawn West (IRE) 24f HcpC sf-hv P/22 The Jam Man (IRE) 24f HcpC soft P/17 Cabaret Queen

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15 ALMAZHAR GARDE (FR) (110) Ch g Kapgarde (FR) - Loin de Moi (FR)

61/2l 2l

E Blinkers winning twice and run right up to best when fourth in this

J Jonjo O’Neill Jr. E Tongue Strap, Cheek Pieces T Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham O Anne, Harriet & Lucinda Bond B Mr Michel Lecoq S Wasdell Group

J Daryl Jacob T Nick Mitchell, Sherborne O Sherborne Utilities Ltd B Brian Moran S Sherborne Utilities Ltd

51l 15l

TFRHHHII BHA138 FORM 134-PP0

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Br g Maresca Sorrento (FR) - Nanou des Brosses (FR) 9

B g Milan - Tabachines (FR)

U/10 Captain Chaos (IRE) 11/18 Secret Reprieve (IRE) 5/7 Doing Fine (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Looked as good as ever when resuming E Visor winning ways on return at Ludlow (23.8f) in December. Fell tenth in Somerset National (26.7f) in January and majority of his victories have come in small fields.

13 COBOLOBO (FR) (26)

14 MILANFORD (IRE) (66)

23f HcpC soft 30f HcpC soft 28f HcpC soft

TFRHHHII BHA139 FORM 4/263-1F D

10 11-6

J David Bass T Kim Bailey, Cheltenham O Racing For Maggie’s Partnership B T. J. Hurley S Maggies Centres

12 PLAN OF ATTACK (IRE) (81)

38l 36l 51l

TFRHHHII BHA140 FORM F6-150U

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Ch g Stowaway - Hard Luck (IRE)

1 /2l 26l 15l

TFRHHHII BHA140 FORM 00-0064 D

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J Sam Twiston-Davies T Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham O Highclere T’Bred Racing- Crievehill B Maria Mulcahy & George Durrheim S Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

10 CLOUDY GLEN (IRE) (26)

TFRHHHHI BHA140 FORM 3-44352

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17 KILFILUM CROSS (IRE) (92) Gr g Beneficial - Singh Street (IRE)

J Alex Edwards (3) T Henry Oliver, Abberley O Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons B Mr James Carolan S Hatt Kitchens

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TFRHHHII BHA135 FORM 22-4P0P

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10 11-2

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful sort who found only one too E Cheek Pieces good in this race for second successive year 12 months ago. Arrives on the back of a string of underwhelming efforts this time around but mark reflects that.

18 LATE ROMANTIC (IRE) (26) B g Mahler - Mere Gaye (IRE)

Dec20 Lud Nov20 Don Nov20 Chl

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23f HcpC soft P/9 Another Venture (IRE) 19f HcpC good 7/9 Barton Knoll 25f HcpC gd-sf P/11 Storm Control (IRE)

25l -

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TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran who got up late in Haydock J Henry Brooke E Tongue Strap, Cheek Pieces veterans’ event in December. Not disgraced either outing since, left behind gradually when third at Wincanton (25f) T Oliver Greenall, Malpas latest. However, yet to win from mark this high. O Spitalized Racing 20Feb Wcn 25f HcpC heavy 3/6 Golden Sovereign (IRE) 18l B Robert McCarthy 16Jan War 29f HcpC soft 5/13 Notachance (IRE) 13l S Swansway, Smartplanner Dec20 Hay 25f HcpC heavy 1/7 The Dutchman (IRE) hd

19 MUSICAL SLAVE (IRE) (26) B g Getaway (GER) - Inghwung

J Tom O’Brien T Philip Hobbs, Minehead O Mr John P. McManus B Simon Walford

20 DIDERO VALLIS (FR) (30) B g Poliglote - Oreade Vallis (FR)

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20Feb Asc 30Jan Don Nov20 Nby

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J Charlie Deutsch T Venetia Williams, Hereford O Normans, Ramsay, Tufnell & Bishop B Mr Andre Noel Dutertre S Faucets Limited

21 MORNING VICAR (IRE) (104) B g Beneficial - Mary’s Little Vic (IRE)

J Nico de Boinville T Nicky Henderson, Lambourn O The Parishioners B Pat and Anne Moonan S Unibet

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11-1

13/4l 44l

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive sort who confirmed reappearance promise at Uttoxeter when making all at Newbury (19.8f) in November. Disappointed at Sandown (20f) thereafter but not one to write off arriving here fresh.

Dec20 San Nov20 Nby Oct20 Utt

9 11-0

25f HcpC heavy 1/6 Who’s In The Box (IRE) 29f HcpC soft P/13 Notachance (IRE) 21f HcpC soft 8/18 Beau Bay (FR)

TFRHHHII BHA134 FORM 0/2F-210

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J Robbie Power T Colin Tizzard, Sherborne O Ann & Alan Potts Limited B J. M. Jefferson S Green Mining (Sizing), Coral Racing Limited

16l 31/2l

TFRHHHII BHA134 (+2) FORM 52-60P1

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23f HcpC soft 3/10 Captain Chaos (IRE) 23f HcpC soft U/11 Takingrisks (IRE) 19f HcpC good 5/10 Clondaw Castle (IRE)

TIMEFORM VIEW Capable sort who left Warwick disappointment in his wake when winning with something to spare at Catterick (25f) in February. However, that wasn’t a deep contest and this a much sterner assignment.

16Feb Cat 16Jan War Dec20 Ain

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Br g Midnight Legend - Issaquah (IRE)

TFRHHHII BHA135 FORM 132-5U3

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive hurdler who did well in novice season over fences last year. Jumping has held him back to a large extent this time around but there’s undoubtedly an air of unfinished business about him.

20f HcpC soft 7/11 Alnadam (FR) 19f HcpC good 1/11 Nestor Park (FR) 22f HcpC gd-sf 2/18 Demachine (IRE)

27l 11/4l 41/2l

TFRHHIII BHA133 FORM 5-112FP D

TIMEFORM VIEW Excellent start to the campaign, winning handicap chase contests at Newton Abbot/Ffos Las. Shaped as if still in form thereafter last year but his Wincanton effort in February was a modest one.

20Feb Wcn 25f HcpC heavy P/6 Golden Sovereign (IRE) Nov20 Wcn 25f HcpC good F/13 El Presente Oct20 Exe 24f HcpC gd-fm 2/6 Kitty’s Light

23 TOWNSHEND (GER) (54)

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B g Lord of England (GER) - Trikolore (GER) 10 10-13 TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser for Willie Mullins who ran J Jamie Neild (10) E Tongue Strap, Cheek Pieces best race of present campaign when fifth of 11 in an Ascot handicap (23.8f) in November. However, he’s not matched T Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham that either start since. O Mr J. D. Neild 23Jan Asc 23f HcpC soft 6/11 Enqarde (FR) 25l B H.-H.Rodenburg Dec20 Lud 25f HcpC gd-sf 7/9 Roll Again (FR) 40l S Agetur (UK) Ltd Nov20 Asc 23f HcpC soft 5/11 Quarenta (FR) 71/4l

24 YOUNG DEV (IRE) (12) Gr g Fracas (IRE) - Sagarich (FR)

J Hugh Morgan (5) T Denis G. Hogan, Ireland O Mr L. Mulryan B Mr E. Mulryan

7 10-3

TFRHHHII BHA122 FORM 023210

ER NON-RUNN

TIMEFORM VIEW Recorded a remarkable victory over fences at Navan (3m) 2 starts back, rider having to do without his irons from an early stage. Never in the mix over hurdles since but chase record is a positive one.

6Mar Nav 21Feb Nav 8Feb Fai

20f HcpH yd-sf 10/19 Rebel Early (IRE) 24f HcpC heavy 1/11 Se Mo Laoch (IRE) 23f HcpH sf-hv 2/13 Regina Dracones (IRE)

14l /4l 7l

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DECLARED RUNNERS 24 2020: MILAN NATIVE (IRE) 7 11 1 Mr Robert James 9-1 (Gordon Elliott) 23 ran Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 18. Stewards Note: STORM CONTROL: Following its run on 16/1/2021 it was reported that the horse did not stay.

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thejockeyclub.co.uk Probable S.P’s: 7-1 Hold The Note (IRE), 9-1 Deise Aba (IRE), 12-1 Mount Ida (IRE), 14-1 Shantou Flyer (IRE), Plan of Attack (IRE), 16-1 Morning Vicar (IRE), 18-1 Milanford (IRE), Bob Mahler (IRE), Kilfilum Cross (IRE), Musical Slave (IRE), 25-1 Storm Control (IRE), Didero Vallis (FR), 28-1 Double Shuffle (IRE), Beau Bay (FR), Cloudy Glen (IRE), 33-1 Cobolobo (FR), 40-1 Go Another One (IRE), Crievehill (IRE), Another Venture (IRE), Almazhar Garde (FR), Sizing At Midnight (IRE), 50-1 Townshend (GER)

PLAY SMARTER

A wide-open affair with the vote in favour of MOUNT IDA. A Grade 3 winner over an extended 2m at Cork, she lost little caste in defeat behind Colreevy in a Grade 2 thereafter and this longer trip may unlock improvement now handicapping. Deise Aba also arrives in good form and is feared along with Hold The Note, Plan of Attack and Morning Vicar.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.MOUNT IDA (IRE) 2.DEISE ABA (IRE) 3.HOLD THE NOTE (IRE)

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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.20 - THE MARSH NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1)(Grade 1) (Registered as The GOLDEN MILLER) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £73854 to the winning horse The second to receive £27824, the third £13925, the fourth £6956, the fifth £3491, the sixth £1745, the seventh £866 and the eighth £446. for novice five yrs old and upwards, which are allotted a rating of 120 or more by the BHA Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to confirmation. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to confirmation would merit a minimum rating of 120. The decision of the BHA Handicapper shall be final.. Enter by noon, January 19th and pay £140 stake, Scratch by noon, February 16th or pay £280, Confirm by noon, March 12th and pay £140, Supplementary Entry by noon, March 12th and pay £5625 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 16th. Weights: 11st 4lb each Mares allowed 7lb. MARSH has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer, jockey, and stable employee responsible for the winning horse and a £200 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 MARSH. 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. 48 HOUR DECLARATIONS APPLY TO THIS RACE. PLEASE NOTE: A Declaration to Run will not be accepted for any horse if, at the time fixed for declaration, it has been declared to run in any other race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, which has yet to take place. (This will apply whether or not the horse is subsequently declared a non-runner, unless the horse has been eliminated from a race, or declared as a reserve and not been made a non-runner.) ELIMINATION: If elimination is necessary from this race, the elimination sequence shall be determined by the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code) A Confirmation of Entry will not be accepted for any horse for whom a Medication Declaration Form A is not submitted to the BHA via cheltenham-meds@britishhorseracing.co by 9th March, 2021. 47 entries, 14 at £140, 19 at £420, 14 at £560. - Closed January 19th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £56490; Second £23284; Third £11642; Fourth £5827; Fifth £2914; Sixth £1457; Seventh £722; Eighth £367. (Penalty Value £73854.37) A SEE PAGE 12 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 1.55 - THE PERTEMPS NETWORK FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £42202 to the winning horse The second to receive £15900, the third £7957, the fourth £3975, the fifth £1995, the sixth £997, the seventh £495 and the eighth £255. for five yrs old and upwards, which have been placed in the first six on at least one occasion in a Pertemps Hurdle Race (Series Qualifier) since the start of the current season. Enter by noon, February 23rd and pay £94 stake, Confirm by noon, March 12th and pay £281, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 16th. Penalties, after February 28th, 2021, a winner of a hurdle race 5lb (No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb). PERTEMPS has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey, and a £200 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 PERTEMPS. 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 will amend paragraphs 28 to 32 of the Weights and Handicapping Code and the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code in the event that raising of the weights at the 24-hour stage proves necessary. 48 HOUR DECLARATIONS APPLY TO THIS RACE This race will be restricted to 24 runners plus two reserves. The two reserves will be nominated as R25 and R26. 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 reserves notice in the Conditions For Entry Section, accessed from the Information menu on the BHA Racing Administration Internet site (www2.racingadmin.co.uk). 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 this race. The non runner penalty will be waived for any horse which is deemed a non-runner by 1.00 p.m. on the day before the race. PLEASE NOTE: Any horse for whom a confirmation of entry has been submitted will not be permitted to declare to run if, at the time fixed for declaration, it has been declared to run in any other race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, which has yet to take place. (This will apply whether subsequently declared a non-runner or not, unless the horse has been eliminated from a race, or declared as a reserve and not been made a non-runner.) Horses entered in this race will be automatically entered in the Kempton Park Silver Plate (A Handicap Hurdle Race) over Two Miles About Five Furlongs, at Kempton Park on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. In order to be eligible to declare for that race, horses must have been eliminated from any handicap hurdle race at Cheltenham during the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, and must not have Started in any race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. The Kempton Park Silver Plate will be free to enter, but those declaring to run will be charged the stake at the 10 a.m. declaration stage on Thursday, March 18th. 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, February 28th may be taken into account. A Confirmation of Entry will not be accepted for any horse for whom a Medication Declaration Form A is not submitted to the BHA via cheltenham-meds@ britishhorseracing.co by 9th March, 2021. 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 39 entries, 8 at £94, 31 at £375. - Closed February 23rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £32280; Second £13305; Third £6653; Fourth £3330; Fifth £1665; Sixth £833; Seventh £413; Eighth £210. (Penalty Value £42202.50) Weights raised 2lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.30 - THE RYANAIR STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Registered as The FESTIVAL TROPHY) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £149115 to the winning horse The second to receive £56180, the third £28116, the fourth £14045, the fifth £7049, the sixth £3524, the seventh £1749 and the eighth £901. for five yrs old and upwards, which are allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to confirmation. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to confirmation would merit a minimum rating of 130. The decision of the BHA Handicapper shall be final.. Enter by noon, January 5th and pay £330 stake, Scratch by noon, February 9th or pay £665, Confirm by noon, March 12th and pay £330, Supplementary Entry by noon, March 12th and pay £13250 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 16th. Weights: 11st 10lb each Mares allowed 7lb. RYANAIR has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer, and jockey and Ryanair will also present a memento to the stable employee responsible for the winning horse and a £200 award 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 RYANAIR. 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. 48 HOUR DECLARATIONS APPLY TO THIS RACE. THERE WILL BE A PARADE FOR THIS RACE. The British Horseracing Authority has modified Rule (F)85.2 of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). PLEASE NOTE: Any horse whose entry is confirmed will not be permitted to declare to run if, at the time fixed for declaration, it has been declared to run in any other race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, which has yet to take place. (This will apply whether or not the horse is subsequently declared a non-runner, unless the horse has been eliminated from a race, or declared as a reserve and not subsequently been made a non-runner.) A Confirmation of Entry will not be accepted for any horse for whom a Medication Declaration Form A is not submitted to the BHA via cheltenham-meds@britishhorseracing.co by 9th March, 2021. 50 entries, 15 at £330, 19 at £995, 16 at £1325. - Closed January 5th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £114056; Second £47011; Third £23506; Fourth £11766; Fifth £5883; Sixth £2942; Seventh £1458; Eighth £742. (Penalty Value £149115.50) A SEE PAGE 30 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.05 - THE PADDY POWER STAYERS’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £135048 to the winning horse The second to receive £50880, the third £25464, the fourth £12720, the fifth £6384, the sixth £3192, the seventh £1584 and the eighth £816. for four yrs old and upwards, which are allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to confirmation. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to confirmation would merit a minimum rating of 130. The decision of the BHA Handicapper shall be final.. Enter by noon, January 12th and pay £300 stake, Scratch by noon, February 9th or pay £600, Confirm by noon, March 12th and pay £300, Supplementary Entry by noon, March 12th and pay £12000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 16th. Weights: 4-y-o 11st 1lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 10lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb. Paddy Power has generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. An award of £250 will be given to the stable employee responsible for the best turned out horse, and £50 for all other stable employees leading up a runner in this race. 48 HOUR DECLARATIONS APPLY TO THIS RACE. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of Paddy Power. 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: Any horse whose entry is confirmed will not be permitted to declare to run if, at the time fixed for declaration, it has been declared to run in any other race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, which has yet to take place. (This will apply whether or not the horse is subsequently declared a non-runner, unless the horse has been eliminated from a race, or declared as a reserve and not subsequently been made a non-runner.) A Confirmation of Entry will not be accepted for any horse for whom a Medication Declaration Form A is not submitted to the BHA via cheltenham-meds@britishhorseracing.co by 9th March, 2021. 51 entries, 9 at £300, 24 at £900, 18 at £1200. Closed January 12th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £103296; Second £42576; Third £21288; Fourth £10656; Fifth £5328; Sixth £2664; Seventh £1320; Eighth £672. (Penalty Value £135048) A SEE PAGE 38 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.40 - THE PADDY POWER PLATE HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £46422 to the winning horse The second to receive £17490, the third £8753, the fourth £4372, the fifth £2194, the sixth £1097, the seventh £544 and the eighth £280. for five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, February 23rd and pay £101 stake, Confirm by noon, March 12th and pay £311, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 16th. Penalties, after February 28th, 2021, a winner of a steeple chase 5lb (No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb). Paddy Power have generously sponsored this race. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey, and an award of £200 will be 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 PADDY POWER. 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 will amend paragraphs 28 to 32 of the Weights and Handicapping Code and the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code in the event that raising of the weights at the 24-hour stage proves necessary. 48 HOUR DECLARATIONS APPLY TO THIS RACE This race will be restricted to 24 runners plus two reserves. The two reserves will be nominated as R25 and R26. 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 reserves notice in the Conditions For Entry Section, accessed from the Information menu on the BHA Racing Administration Internet site (www2.racingadmin.co.uk). 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 this race. The non runner penalty will be waived for any horse which is deemed a non-runner by 1.00 p.m. the day before the race. PLEASE NOTE: Any horse for whom a confirmation of entry has been submitted will not be permitted to declare to run if, at the time fixed for declaration, it has been declared to run in any other race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, which has yet to take place. (This will apply whether subsequently declared a non-runner or not, unless the horse has been eliminated from a race, or declared as a reserve and not been made a non-runner.) Horses entered in this race will be automatically entered in the Kempton Park Silver Bowl (A Handicap Steeple Chase) over Two Miles About Four And A Half Furlongs, at Kempton Park on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. In order to be eligible to declare for that race, horses must have been eliminated from any handicap steeple chase at Cheltenham during the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, and must not have Started in any race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. The Kempton Park Silver Bowl will be free to enter, but those declaring to run will be charged the stake at the 10 a.m. declaration stage on Thursday, March 18th. 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, February 28th may be taken into account. A Confirmation of Entry will not be accepted for any horse for whom a Medication Declaration Form A is not submitted to the BHA via cheltenham-meds@britishhorseracing.co by 9th March, 2021. 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 78 entries, 42 at £101, 36 at £412. - Closed February 23rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £35508; Second £14636; Third £7318; Fourth £3663; Fifth £1832; Sixth £916; Seventh £454; Eighth £231. (Penalty Value £46422.75) Weights raised 8lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 44 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.15 - THE PARNELL PROPERTIES MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (Registered as THE DAWN RUN MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £37982 to the winning horse The second to receive £14310, the third £7161, the fourth £3577, the fifth £1795, the sixth £897, the seventh £445 and the eighth £229. for novice four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only. Enter by noon, February 23rd and pay £94 stake, Confirm by noon, March 12th and pay £243, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 16th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 9lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 2lb Penalties, a winner of a Class 2 weight-for-age or Class 1 handicap hurdle race 3lb Of a Class 1 weight-for-age hurdle race 5lb. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In addition, a £200 cash prize will be awarded to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. 48 HOUR DECLARATIONS APPLY TO THIS RACE. PLEASE NOTE: Any horse for whom a confirmation of entry has been submitted will not be permitted to declare to run if, at the time fixed for declaration, it has been declared to run in any other race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, which has yet to take place. (This will apply whether or not the horse is subsequently declared a non-runner, unless the horse has been eliminated from a race, or declared as a reserve and not subsequently been made a non-runner.) A Confirmation of Entry will not be accepted for any horse for whom a Medication Declaration Form A is not submitted to the BHA via cheltenham-meds@britishhorseracing.co by 9th March, 2021. 33 entries, 15 at £94, 18 at £337. - Closed February 23rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £29052; Second £11975; Third £5987; Fourth £2997; Fifth £1499; Sixth £749; Seventh £371; Eighth £189. (Penalty Value £37982.25) A SEE PAGE 50 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 4.50 - THE FULKE WALWYN KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (Sponsored by the JRL Group) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £32497 to the winning horse The second to receive £9649, the third £4824, the fourth £2404, the fifth £1207, the sixth £609, the seventh £304 and the eighth £147. for five yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-145. Enter by noon, February 23rd and pay £67 stake, Confirm by noon, March 12th and pay £195, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 16th. Penalties, after February 28th, 2021, a winner of a steeple chase 5lb (No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb). The Challenge Cup, presented by Mrs Evan Williams, is to be held by the winning owner until February 1st, 2022. Presentations will be made to the winning owner, trainer and jockey, and a £200 award given to the stable employee in charge of the best turned out horse in this race. The British Horseracing Authority will amend paragraphs 28 to 32 of the Weights and Handicapping Code and the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code in the event that raising of the weights at the 24-hour stage proves necessary. 48 HOUR DECLARATIONS APPLY TO THIS RACE This race will be restricted to 24 runners plus two reserves. The two reserves will be nominated as R25 and R26. 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 reserves notice in the Conditions For Entry Section, accessed from the Information menu on the BHA Racing Administration Internet site (www2.racingadmin.co.uk). 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 this race. The non runner penalty will be waived for any horse which is deemed a non-runner by 1.00 p.m. the day before the race. PLEASE NOTE: Any horse for whom a confirmation of entry has been submitted will not be permitted to declare to run if, at the time fixed for declaration, it has been declared to run in any other race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, which has yet to take place. (This will apply whether subsequently declared a non-runner or not, unless the horse has been eliminated from a race, or declared as a reserve and not been made a non-runner.) Horses entered in this race will be automatically entered in the Kempton Park Silver Bowl (A Handicap Steeple Chase) over Two Miles About Four And A Half Furlongs, at Kempton Park on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. In order to be eligible to declare for that race, horses must have been eliminated from any handicap steeple chase at Cheltenham during the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, and must not have Started in any race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. The Kempton Park Silver Bowl will be free to enter, but those declaring to run will be charged the stake at the 10 a.m. declaration stage on Thursday, March 18th. 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, February 28th may be taken into account. A Confirmation of Entry will not be accepted for any horse for whom a Medication Declaration Form A is not submitted to the BHA via cheltenham-meds@ britishhorseracing.co by 9th March, 2021. 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. The British Horseracing Authority has modified paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code with regard to this provision 64 entries, 32 at £67, 32 at £262. - Closed February 23rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £24649; Second £8279; Third £4142; Fourth £2069; Fifth £1034; Sixth £520; Seventh £257; Eighth £131. (Penalty Value £32497.50) SEE PAGE 56 FOR THIS RACE.


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The Cheltenham Festival – Day Three – Thursday 18th March 2021  

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