Newcastle racecard - Eider Chase Raceday 2021

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My thanks go to today’s race sponsors Vertem for their generous sponsorship of today’s races, and their continued support of the racecourse. This is the inaugural running of the Vertem Eider Chase over the new extended trip of 4m1f and 56yds. This came about as a result of a review of the race to improve safety and we have moved the start back so the first fence is better positioned and wider. So this marathon test will see horses jumping a total of 26 fences. We look forward to seeing 2019 winner Crosspark back here at Gosforth Park having sadly lost last year’s renewal due to waterlogging. Today’s race will take some getting given we have been very wet in Jan and February but we are glad to be back on turf again having lost 3 fixtures to frost snow and waterlogging this year. Myself and the team hope you enjoy the action wherever you may be watching and hope that you all stay safe and well and look forward to welcoming you back to High Gosforth Park in the near future. David Williamson EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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weight st-lb

9 10-13

B g Midnight Legend - Blue Shannon (IRE) Jamie Moore Mr C. W. Booth Caroline Bailey, Holdenby W. W. & Mrs J. E. Dennis Caroline Bailey Racing TIMEFORM VIEW Dual winner this season who was quickly back to form when third at Warwick last month but appears handicapped to the hilt now, so he’s likely to prove vulnerable. TFRHHHII BHA135

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Star Ratings Explained Each horse has been given a star rating, these are defined below: HHHHH Selected to win the race. HHHHI Good chance of being placed. HHHII By no means out of the reckoning but at least one or two hold stronger claims

HHIII Unlikely to win but not totally without hope. HIIII Can be given little or no chance.

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

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FIRST RACE 1.35 TWO MILES ABOUT FOUR FURLONGS (2M 4F 62YDS) FOR NOVICE FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE BREAK FROM THE HERD WITH VERTEM NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (GBB RACE) Total race value £9100 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £4507, 2nd £1493, 3rd £747, 4th £373. (Penalty Value £5913.18)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Richards (14 wins from 77 runners, 18%) runs WETLANDS TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): O Murphy (4 wins from 36 runners, 11%) runs LORD OF KERAK LONGEST TRAVELLER: LORD OF KERAK trained by O Murphy, Wilmcote, 226 miles. RACE SUMMARY

This is likely to be dominated by the 3 previous winners, with WETLANDS taken to get the better of Lord of Kerak and Deluxe Range.

1-2-3: 1.WETLANDS (IRE) 2.LORD OF KERAK 3.DELUXE RANGE (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

horse

DELUXE RANGE (IRE) (60) 4/04-521

B g Westerner - Kildea Cailin (IRE) Watson & Lawrence M. Lynch

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

st lb

6

11-4

Ryan Mania Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw Sandy Thomson Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressing nicely, scoring over 23f at Kelso (heavy) in December. Drop back in trip now not certain to help but good chance he has more to offer. TFRHHHHI BHA123

2 Br

LORD OF KERAK (GB) (42) 2210 D

B g Martaline - Mille Et Une (FR) Mrs Diana L. Whateley Netherfield House Stud

6

11-4

Fergus Gregory (3) Olly Murphy, Wilmcote Cedar Invest Limited

TIMEFORMVIEWGood pedigree and struck at third time of asking over hurdles in novice at Uttoxeter (2 1/2m, heavy) in December. Found it tough in Warwick Grade 2 since but player back in calmer waters. Tongue tie added. TFRHHHHI BHA133

3 Br

WETLANDS (IRE) (75) 41-321 C

B g Westerner - Un Jour D Ete (FR) Mr Trevor Hemmings Mr Aidan McGoldrick

6

11-4

Brian Hughes Nicky Richards, Greystoke Trust Inns Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Course bumper winner who completed a simple task to open hurdles account at Ayr (2m, heavy) in December. Should definitely be more to come from him. TFRHHHHH BHA125

4 Br

COCHISEE (GB) (68) 2P

Gr g Tikkanen (USA) - Pocahontas (FR) The Craig Farm Syndicate William Ewart

7 10-12

Danny McMenamin James Ewart, Langholm James Ewart Racing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Unlucky to bump into a Southern raider from a top yard in a Hexham bumper on debut in September but not in the same form in a Musselburgh maiden hurdle 3 months later, pulling up. TFRHHIII BHA-

5 Br

MASTER ALAN (GB) (-)

B g Norse Dancer (IRE) - Overbranch Mrs I C Straker & Steven Key J. M. Jefferson

6 10-12

Jamie Hamilton Ruth Jefferson, Malton Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW From a family which has produced winners for this yard. Taken a bit of time to get him to the track but worth a precautionary market check., TFRHHIII BHA-

6 Br

SHAKA THE KING (IRE) (108) 3/-4

B g Yeats (IRE) - Kissantell (IRE) SprayClad UK Colm Griffin

7 10-12

Sean Quinlan N. W. Alexander, Kinneston

TIMEFORM VIEW Third in an Irish point in spring 2019 but could only manage a remote fourth in a 20.5f Ayr maiden hurdle on his Rules debut in November. Will need to leave that well behind. TFRHHIII BHA2020:MEETING ABANDONED DECLARED RUNNERS 6 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 2. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 5. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 4. Probable S.P’s: 13-8 Wetlands (IRE), 15-8 Lord of Kerak (GB), 7-2 Deluxe Range (IRE), 22-1 Master Alan (GB), 33-1 Cochisee (GB), 50-1 Shaka The King (IRE)

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SECOND RACE 2.10 TWO MILES ABOUT HALF A FURLONG (2M 75YDS) FOR NOVICE FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE VERTEM - VERY DIFFERENT STOCKBROKERS NOVICES’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Total race value £8035 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £3269, 2nd £1083, 3rd £542, 4th £299, 5th £280. (Penalty Value £4288.68)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): J Ewart (11 wins from 73 runners, 15%) runs BLACK PIRATE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): R Hobson (2 wins from 6 runners, 33%) runs DISCKO DES PLAGES LONGEST TRAVELLER: SMITHS CROSS trained by M Scudamore, Bromsash, 279 miles. SLANELOUGH is hardly one for maximum faith given his 0-14 chase record but he has been knocking on the door this season and had Discko des Plages behind him when second at Doncaster last month. Richard Hobson’s charge likely would have improved to win again at Uttoxeter last weekend had he not unseated 3 out but his jumping is a concern, so Rose Dobbin’s 9-y-o can confirm Doncaster placings.

1-2-3: 1.SLANELOUGH (IRE) 2.DISCKO DES PLAGES (FR) 3.BLACK PIRATE KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

horse

BLACK PIRATE (GB) (35) 2//114-33 D

B g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Proper Posh Leeds Plywood and Doors Ltd Shade Oak Stud & Mr D. Jenks

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

st lb

9

12-0

Brian Hughes James Ewart, Langholm Leeds Plywood & Doors Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Two hurdle wins. Sound start to chase career when third in 2m handicaps in recent months but the fact he’s undergone a second wind op in a short time is a slight worry. Blinkers replace cheekpieces. TFRHHHII BHA122

2 Br

SLANELOUGH (IRE) (29) 4-04232

B g Westerner - Tango Lady (IRE) Miss J. Matterson & Mrs D. Davidson M. C. McDaniel-Stone

9 11-12

Conor O’Farrell Rose Dobbin, Alnwick Hazelrigg Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual hurdle winner. Still without a win over fences but has hit the frame on last 4 starts, finishing in front of Discko des Plages when second at Doncaster latest. Perhaps this can be his day. TFRHHHHH BHA120

3 Br

AIN’T MY FAULT (IRE) (70) 2P3164 D

B g Beneficial - Coolnasneachta (IRE) Foresight Racing Mrs M. O’Donohoe

8 11-11

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Opened his account over fences in 2m Hexham novice handicap in October but he could only manage a remote fourth over C&D when last seen in December. Remains 4lb above his successful mark. TFRHHHII BHA119

4 Br

SMITHS CROSS (IRE) (4) 205FF3 D

B g Westerner - Blue Supreme (IRE) Mrs Lynne Maclennan Padraig Barry

9

11-4

Richard Patrick Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Kiely Bros Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Blinkered first time (visored now), back on track when third of 14 at Wetherby (2m) earlier in the week. Had fallen twice over fences prior to that so jumping has to be a bit of a worry back chasing. TFRHHHII BHA112

5 Br

DISCKO DES PLAGES (FR) (6) 61-613U

B g Balko (FR) - Lady des Plages (FR) Gordon Farr & Gerry M Ward Mr Rene Ricous & Mme Genevieve Ricous

8

11-0

William Kennedy Richard Hobson, Little Rissington Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Won at Catterick in December despite not jumping well. Looked on the way to another win (going best) only to unseat 3 out at Uttoxeter last weekend. Big chance if jumping better. TFRHHHHI BHA108 DECLARED RUNNERS 5 Blinkers worn first time by No. 1. Visor worn first time by No. 4. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 3, 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 1. Stewards Note: BLACK PIRATE: Following its run on 23/1/2021 it was reported that the horse jumped left throughout. Probable S.P’s: 7-4 Discko des Plages (FR), 9-4 Slanelough (IRE), 11-2 Black Pirate (GB), 7-1 Smiths Cross (IRE), 9-1 Ain’t My Fault (IRE)

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RACE TWO

RACE SUMMARY




THIRD RACE 2.45 ABOUT TWO MILES (2M 46YDS) FOR NOVICE FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS FILLIES AND MARES

THE THINK SMART AT VERTEM MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Total race value £5800 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £2873, 2nd £952, 3rd £476, 4th £238. (Penalty Value £3768.84)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): N Alexander (12 wins from 90 runners, 13%) runs CANCAN & NAUTICAL MISS TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D McCain (4 wins from 26 runners, 15%) runs LADY TREMAINE LONGEST TRAVELLER: SANDAROC trained by J Snowden, Lambourn, 285 miles. RACE SUMMARY The may go to ROBIN DES THEATRE, who has more ability than she’s shown in a couple of bumpers. Bangor-second Sandaroc and winning-pointer Lady Tremaine appear the main threats.

1-2-3: 1.ROBIN DES THEATRE (IRE) 2.SANDAROC 3.LADY TREMAINE (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

horse

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

CANCAN (FR) (36) P0

B m Al Namix (FR) - Kestrel Mail (FR) The Dregs Of Humanity E.A.R.L. de Faydeau

st lb

5 10-12

Henry Brooke N. W. Alexander, Kinneston Whighams Wine Cellars

TIMEFORM VIEW Pulled up in 4-y-o hurdle in France for A. Boisbrunet on debut in May and proved too free starting out for her new yard in a hood at Musselburgh 8 months later. TFRHHIII BHA-

2 Br

DONNA’S DIVA (GB) (83) 0-5P

B m Oscar (IRE) - Micro Mission (IRE) D&D Armstrong Ltd D & D Armstrong Ltd

6 10-12

Oakley Brown (7) Chris Grant, Billingham North Sea Logistics

TIMEFORM VIEW Well beaten in bumpers and was pulled up on her hurdles debut at Kelso in December. TFRHIIII BHA-

3 Br

GREY TIKKANA (GB) (8) 000

Gr m Tikkanen (USA) - Think Green Mr Robert Boyd Mr Robert Boyd

6 10-12

Thomas Willmott (5) Katie Scott, Galashiels A1 Framing

TIMEFORM VIEW Well held in bumpers and went with little promise in a hood on Kelso hurdle debut. TFRHIIII BHA-

4 Br

KITTY’S COVE (GB) (179) P-

B m High Chaparral (IRE) - Juniper Girl (IRE) Mr P. G. Airey M. B. Hawtin

6 10-12

Sean Quinlan Martin Todhunter, Penrith Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Pulled up on Sedgefield hurdling debut last season, but in good form on the Flat subsequently, grabbing a share of the spoils at Ripon on final outing in September. Worth a look now back hurdling. TFRHHHII BHA-

5 Br

LADY TREMAINE (IRE) (659) 25/1-

6 10-12

B m Kalanisi (IRE) - Lough Lein Leader (IRE) Duncan, Dunnington, Nicholls & Shaw Tom Burns

Brian Hughes Donald McCain, Cholmondeley Proactive Personnel Limited

MAID OF HOUXTY (GB) (76) 6

6 10-12

TIMEFORM VIEW Kalanisi mare who was bought for £40,000 after winning in Irish points at the 3rd attempt in May 2019. Has taken a while to make it to the track but interesting on her hurdles debut. TFRHHHHI BHA-

6 Br

B m Native Ruler - Izons Croft Mr W. M. Aitchison W. M. Aitchison

Craig Nichol Donald Whillans, Hawick

TIMEFORM VIEW Native Ruler mare looked one more for the longer term when sixth of 11 in a Carlisle bumper on debut in December. TFRHHIII BHA-

7 Br

MONCHIQUE’S LASS (GB) (60) 0P

B m Fame And Glory - Twilight Eclipse (IRE) Louise Kelly and Murray Scott Distillery Stud

6 10-12

Stephen Mulqueen (3) Katie Scott, Galashiels A1 Framing

TIMEFORM VIEW Has shown little form in her two runs so far (bumper/novice hurdle). TFRHIIII BHA-

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8 Br

NAUTICAL MISS (IRE) (75) 0P

B or Br m Imperial Monarch (IRE) - Yourfinalanswer (IRE) Mr HW Turcan & Sir Simon Dunning J. Conroy

6 10-12

Grant Cockburn N. W. Alexander, Kinneston Kinneston Bloodstock Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Has offered little on both of her starts to date (bumper/maiden hurdle). TFRHIIII BHA-

9 Br

ROBIN DES THEATRE (IRE) (23) 1-34

6 10-12

B or Br m Robin des Champs (FR) - Shannon Theatre (IRE) Brendan Powell Mr Mark Dunphy Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Seamus McKeogh Kiely Bros Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW £50,000 Robin Des Champs mare. Won sole start in Irish points and has shaped better than the bare result in a couple of bumpers. Tongue tie on for hurdle debut and of interest. TFRHHHHH BHA-

10 Br

SANDAROC (GB) (44) 1-02 D

5 10-12

B m Shirocco (GER) - Shali San (FR) The Sandaroc Syndicate A. J. White & Mrs A. Underhill

David Bass Jamie Snowden, Lambourn Betvictor

TIMEFORM VIEW In need of the experience in a Ffos Las bumper but showed an aptitude for hurdling on the back of a wind op (tongue tied) when second at Bangor (2m) last month, albeit no match for the winner. TFRHHHHI BHA-

Br

STILL A SPARK (GB) (391) 5PF-

6 10-12

Gr m Proclamation (IRE) - Merry Tina Messrs F. T. Walton Messrs F. T. Walton

Conor O’Farrell James Walton, Morpeth

TIMEFORM VIEW Proclamation mare. Dam, winning pointer, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser (17f-3 1/4m winner) Merry Master. Maiden pointer, fell last time (Feb 2020). TFRHHIII BHA-

12 Br

YORGUNNABEAMUNKY (GB) (61) 606

B m Yorgunnabelucky (USA) - Delray Beach (FR) Mr R. A. Ross Mickley Stud

TIMEFORM VIEW Well held in a bumper/brace of novice hurdles.

5 10-12

Ross Chapman Russell Ross, Consett TFRHIIII BHA-

DECLARED RUNNERS 12 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 9. Hood worn by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6, 10. Stewards Note: GREY TIKKANA: Following its run on 19/2/2021 it was reported that the horse had lost a shoe. Probable S.P’s: 15-8 Sandaroc (GB), 11-4 Lady Tremaine (IRE), 10-3 Robin des Theatre (IRE), 8-1 Kitty’s Cove (GB), 33-1 Maid of Houxty (GB), 40-1 Still A Spark (GB), 50-1 Cancan (FR), 150-1 Donna’s Diva (GB), Monchique’s Lass (GB), 200-1 Grey Tikkana (GB), Nautical Miss (IRE), Yorgunnabeamunky (GB)

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FOURTH RACE 3.15 FOUR MILES ABOUT ONE FURLONG (4M 1F 56YDS) FOR FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE VERTEM EIDER HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Total race value £70000 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £33250, 2nd £11109, 3rd £5558, 4th £2779, 5th £1386, 6th £693. (Penalty Value £43792)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): B Ellison (18 wins from 89 runners, 20%) runs SAM’S ADVENTURE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Pipe (6 wins from 32 runners, 19%) runs LITTLE RED LION LONGEST TRAVELLER: LITTLE RED LION trained by D Pipe, Wellington, 343 miles. RACE SUMMARY A wide-open renwal of the Eider. SALTY BOY has been brought along steadily for new connections and this gutsy chaser is well worth siding with now he gets the chance to tackle a marathon trip. Crosspark took this event when it was last run in 2019 and another bold showing is on the cards given his fine recent form, while Strong Economy and Little Red Lion are outsiders worth a second look too. 1-2-3: 1.SALTY BOY (IRE) 2.CROSSPARK 3.STRONG ECONOMY (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Br

Jockey

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor

horse

age

CROSSPARK (GB) (56) 0P-2222 CD

11 11-12

B g Midnight Legend - Blue Shannon (IRE) Mrs Wendy Wesley W. W. & Mrs J. E. Dennis

st lb

Sean Bowen Caroline Bailey, Holdenby Caroline Bailey Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Game winner of this contest in 2019 and right back in the groove this season, finding only one too good for a fourt consecutive start at Sandown (3m) last month. High on the shortlist. TFRHHHHI BHA150

2 Br

THE DUTCHMAN (IRE) (63) 1PU//-62F

11 11-7

B g King’s Theatre (IRE) - Shivermetimber (IRE) Sean Quinlan SprayClad UK Tristan Davidson, Carlisle Regina Anne Hennessy Spray Technologies Paints & Aerosols

TIMEFORM VIEW Likeable chaser for Colin Tizzard and proving just as good for new yard, runner-up at Haydock before taking heavy fall four out when still in front at Wetherby latest. Well in the mix. TFRHHHII BHA145 (-2)

3 Br

SAM’S ADVENTURE (GB) (35) 21-P51U C

B g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - My Adventure (IRE) Julie & Phil Martin Mr R. Johnson

9

11-1

Henry Brooke Brian Ellison, Malton Brian Ellison Racing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Right back on song when bagging the Tommy Whittle Chase at Haydock but let down by his jumping for first time when unseated rider there last month. Significantly up in trip here, however. TFRHHHII BHA139

4 Br

BIG RIVER (IRE) (49) PB15-30

11 11-1

B g Milan - Call Kate (IRE) Two Black Labs J. R. Curran

Derek Fox Lucinda Russell, Kinross Ian Macleod & Co Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Wins over fences have come in small fields, but he does have some good efforts to his name in big-field handicaps and wasn’t disgraced when eighth in the Welsh National at Chepstow last time. Respected. TFRHHHII BHA139

5 Br

SPRINGFIELD FOX (GB) (23) 11U-2PP

Gr g Sagamix (FR) - Marlbrook Fox O’Donohoe, Cavanagh, Robinson, Nelson Miss J. C. L. Needham

8 10-11

David Bass Tom George, Slad HBA Media

TIMEFORM VIEW Unbeaten in points and ready winner of first 2 chases last winter. Respectable return over hurdles but twice pulled up back in this sphere since so questions to answer with cheekpieces on. TFRHHIII BHA135

6 Br

CYCLOP (IRE) (37) 011213 BF

B g King’s Theatre (IRE) - Tasmani (FR) DD Racing & Professor L P Hardwick John Fallon

10 10-8

Brian Hughes Matt Sheppard, Ledbury Tote, Dd Racing Ltd

TIMEFORMVIEWRejuvenated this term for Tom Symonds when a three-time winner. 13/8, ridden more patiently when below-par third on yard debut in 3m2f handicap at Wincanton last time. Has career-high mark to overcome. TFRHHHII BHA132

7 Br

CROSSLEY TENDER (GB) (35) 112313

B g Sulamani (IRE) - Slow Starter (IRE) Hawkings Harding Pearson Pyatt Willis G. Stanners, R. McGee & A. & J. Hamilton

8

10-1

Tom O’Brien Paul Henderson, Whitsbury Paul Henderson Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Enjoying a fine season, and he recorded win number four at Exeter (3m) before good third off 8lb higher at Ascot last month. Has his stamina to prove but not dismissed lightly in current mood. TFRHHHII BHA125

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8 Br

SALTY BOY (IRE) (55) 43-4636

8

B g Stowaway - Ballons Oscar (IRE) Premier Plastering (UK) Limited Edward Kearney

10-0

Brendan Powell David Bridgwater, Stow-on-the-Wold Premier Plastering (UK) Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful ex-Irish hurdler/chaser who has progressed steadily for new yard this term, staying-on sixth in the Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f) last time. Stiffer test here should really suit. Interesting. TFRHHHHH BHA124

9 Br

STRONG ECONOMY (IRE) (40) 3/01-311

Ch g Sandmason - Odd Decision (IRE) The Macdonald Family H. Rothwell

9

10-0

Conor O’Farrell Ian Duncan, Coylton Dawn Developments Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Made it 2-3 this season when getting up late in 3m3f handicap chase at Ayr last month. 3lb out of the handicap but promises to be suited by this longer trip so needs considering with cheekpieces on. TFRHHHII BHA121

10 Br

HAUL US IN (IRE) (91) 22142-6

9

Br m Kalanisi (IRE) - Shuilan (IRE) Mr & Mrs J. Morrison-Bell Mrs S. Reeves-Smyth

10-0

Blair Campbell (3) Lucinda Russell, Kinross Ian Macleod & Co Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Opened chase account at Uttoxeter last term and signed off with good second here (2 1/2m). Probably needed the run at Bangor on return but yet to race beyond 3m1f and 4lb “wrong” in weights. TFRHHHII BHA120

11 Br

LITTLE RED LION (IRE) (38) 1-B11F1

B g Sans Frontieres (IRE) - Rever Up (IRE) David Pipe Racing Club Mr S. Wafer

7

10-0

Ben Jones (3) David Pipe, Wellington W & S Recycling

TIMEFORM VIEW Scored twice over fences and (blinkered) back over hurdles in 3m Chepstow handicap latest having fallen in Wetherby chase time before. 5lb out of the handicap but no forlorn hope now upped in trip. TFRHHHII BHA119

12 Br

FRIENDS DON’T ASK (GB) (89) 053351

B g Champs Elysees - Kintyre Mr Robert P Clarke and Partners Fittocks Stud

6

10-0

Max Kendrick (3) Martin Smith, Newmarket Martin Smith Racing

DECLARED RUNNERS 12 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 5, 9. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 4, 6. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 11. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 4, 6, 8, 10. Stewards Note: BIG RIVER: Following its run on 9/1/2021 it was reported that the horse was suffering from heat stress. Probable S.P’s: 6-1 Crosspark (GB), Sam’s Adventure (GB), Salty Boy (IRE), 15-2 Cyclop (IRE), 9-1 Big River (IRE), 11-1 The Dutchman (IRE), 12-1 Springfield Fox (GB), 14-1 Crossley Tender (GB), 16-1 Strong Economy (IRE), 20-1 Little Red Lion (IRE), 33-1 Haul Us In (IRE), 100-1 Friends Don’t Ask (GB)

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RACE FOUR

TIMEFORM VIEW 9/1, gained breakthrough win upped in trip in 3m5f handicap chase at Fakenham in November. Very stiff task facing him now though from 27lb out of the handicap. TFRHHIII BHA97




FIFTH RACE 3.50 ABOUT TWO MILES (2M 46YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE BREAK FROM THE FIELD WITH VERTEM HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Total race value £15000 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £7218, 2nd £2411, 3rd £1205, 4th £603, 5th £302. (Penalty Value £9495)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): B Ellison (18 wins from 89 runners, 20%) runs FOREST BIHAN TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): N Richards (1 win from 14 runners, 7%) runs BON RETOUR LONGEST TRAVELLER: NORTHERN BEAU & ASK HIMSELF trained by M Scudamore, Bromsash, 279 miles. RACE SUMMARY

A chance is taken on STAINSBY GIRL, a likeable mare who looks on a fair mark on the pick of her form. The unexposed Hooligan is next on the list ahead of Fransham.

1-2-3: 1.STAINSBY GIRL 2.HOOLIGAN (IRE) 3.FRANSHAM KEY colours

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FOREST BIHAN (FR) (25) 0/31-FF3 CD

10 11-12

Ch g Forestier (FR) - Katell Bihan (FR) Phil & Julie Martin P. Rago, P. Rago, J. Lorvellec et al

st lb

Oakley Brown (7) Brian Ellison, Malton Brian Ellison Racing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart chaser who landed the Old Roan Chase at Aintree in October 2019. Early exits both starts this season, but showed some well-being on the back of those when third in a jumpers bumper last time. TFRHHHII BHA143

2 Br

FRANSHAM (GB) (49) 65-5113 D

B g Sulamani (IRE) - Circus Rose G. Libson,D. Bayliss,T. Davies & P. Sly Mrs P. Sly

7 11-10

Kielan Woods Pam Sly, Peterborough Pam Sly Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Better than ever this season, recording back-to-back 2m handicap victories at Wetherby to end 2020, and acquitted himself well in a stronger race when third at Kempton last time. Can go well again. TFRHHHHI BHA141

3 Br

BON RETOUR (IRE) (20) 13403B

B m Fame And Glory - Rosy de Cyborg (FR) Mr Jim Ennis Mr Walter Connors

6

11-3

Brian Hughes Nicky Richards, Greystoke Equine Products UK Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful handicap hurdler who was brought down at the fifth in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Leopardstown 20 days ago. First run for yard after leaving W. P. Mullins. Market should be useful. TFRHHHII BHA134

4 Br

HOOLIGAN (IRE) (72) 51-13 D

B g Aizavoski (IRE) - Victory Run (IRE) O’Donohoe, Cavanagh, Robinson, Nelson T. Fleming

6

11-3

Sean Bowen Tom George, Slad HBA Media

TIMEFORM VIEW Won first 2 hurdle starts, namely novice at Warwick and introductory event at Wetherby on return Shaped encouragingly upped in trip on Exeter handicap bow since and may still have more to offer. TFRHHHHI BHA134

5 Br

ASK HIMSELF (IRE) (111) 2251-P0 D

Ch g Ask - Wintry Day (IRE) Mrs Lynne Maclennan Eamon Maher

7

10-6

Brendan Powell Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Kiely Bros Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved when making a winning handicap debut at Warwick (2m, soft) in February. Well held in similar events this season, shaping as if amiss, but may have benefited from a wind operation/break. TFRHHHII BHA123

6 Br

STAINSBY GIRL (GB) (61) 321-153 CD

Ch m Shirocco (GER) - Charmaine Wood Mr Alistair Duncan Clarendon Farm

7

10-5

Craig Nichol Donald Whillans, Hawick

TIMEFORM VIEW Scored at Hexham in November and returned to a similar level when third of 7 in 2m handicap at Catterick over Christmas period. Mark looks fair. TFRHHHHH BHA122

7 Br

NORTHERN BEAU (IRE) (45) 0-52043 D

B m Canford Cliffs (IRE) - View (IRE) Lynne & Angus Maclennan Desert Star Phoenix Jvc

8

10-5

Richie McLernon Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Kiely Bros Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful chaser/hurdler but hasn’t been at her best the last twice, including back over fences last time. Bit to prove at present. TFRHHHII BHA122

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DECLARED RUNNERS 7 Tongue Strap worn by No. 3. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 7. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 5.

RACE FIVE

Probable S.P’s: 3-1 Fransham (GB), 10-3 Hooligan (IRE), 6-1 Forest Bihan (FR), 15-2 Bon Retour (IRE), 8-1 Stainsby Girl (GB), 9-1 Northern Beau (IRE), 10-1 Ask Himself (IRE)

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SIXTH RACE 4.25 TWO MILES ABOUT FOUR FURLONGS (2M 4F 19YDS) FOR FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE VERTEM-LEADING THE FIELD HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier) Total race value £12200 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £5349, 2nd £1772, 3rd £887, 4th £443, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280, 8th £280. (Penalty Value £7017.84) Weights lowered 1lb.

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): Sue Smith (20 wins from 105 runners, 19%) runs INFORMATEUR TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): K Dalgleish (6 wins from 20 runners, 30%) runs POUGNE BOBBI FANCY THAT: N Alexander won this race in 2014 and 2017. The stable runs CLAN LEGEND today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: FORTIFIED BAY trained by J Candlish, Leek, 160 miles. RACE SUMMARY

SEEMORELIGHTS showed up well for a long way when eventually third of 4 to a couple of talented rivals at Ayr last time, so there’s every chance a mark of 125 underestimates him. He’s preferred to the bang-in-form Clan Legend, while last-time-out C&D winner Ascot de Bruyere also makes obvious appeal. 1-2-3: 1.SEEMORELIGHTS (IRE) 2.CLAN LEGEND 3.ASCOT DE BRUYERE (FR) KEY

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CLAN LEGEND (GB) (21) 324-612 C D

11 11-11

Ch g Midnight Legend - Harrietfield Clan Gathering Alexander Family

st lb

Danny McMenamin N. W. Alexander, Kinneston Kinneston Bloodstock Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW In good form last season and built on reappearance to score cosily at Aintree in December. Excellent second at Sandown subsequently and looks set to put up another bold showing. TFRHHHHI BHA135

2 Br

DEMI SANG (FR) (63) 2-02335

B g Gris de Gris (IRE) - Morvandelle (FR) Mr John P. McManus Herve d’Armaille

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11-6

Richie McLernon Ben Haslam, Middleham

TIMEFORM VIEW Not disgraced when fifth in a handicap at Wetherby a couple of months ago and mark has become appealing. However, remains winless for current yard away from Cartmel. TFRHHHII BHA130

3 Br

INFORMATEUR (FR) (11) 10-6124 D

B g Maresca Sorrento (FR) - Isarella (GER) Mrs J M Gray & Mr G R Orchard Mr Alain Burgaud

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11-3

Henry Brooke Sue Smith, Bingley Tuffa Footwear Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdler who left chase debut form well behind when landing 19f maiden here in November. Only just denied at Carlisle since, but well held at Catterick 11 days ago. TFRHHHII BHA127

4 Br

ASCOT DE BRUYERE (FR) (91) 364B3-1 CD

B or Br g Kapgarde (FR) - Quid de Neuville (FR) The Steel Bonnets E.A.R.L. La Bruyere & Alain Ziegler

11 11-3

Brian Hughes James Ewart, Langholm James Ewart Racing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Enhanced good record (4-time course winner) at this track when readily making all over C&D 91 days ago. Up 7lb but likely primed for another big run. TFRHHHHI BHA127

5 Br

LAST GOODBYE (IRE) (19) 300-P30 D

B g Millenary - Welsh Ana (IRE) The Sandmoor Partnership 2 Ian Williams

10 11-1

Jonathan England Sam England, Guiseley Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Has failed to make an impact over fences since joining this stable and was down the field in a jumpers bumper at this course (AW) 19 days ago. TFRHHIII BHA125

6 Br

FORTIFIED BAY (IRE) (21) 11P-42P C

B g Makfi - Divergence (USA) Alan Baxter & Terry Hastie Skymarc Farm Inc and Ecurie Des Monceaux

9

11-1

Sean Quinlan Jennie Candlish, Leek Beardmore Machinery Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual winner last season, including at this track, but he’s been out of form so far this term. TFRHHIII BHA125

7 Br

SEEMORELIGHTS (IRE) (75) 3//4F6/-23

B g Echo of Light - Star Lodge Watson & Lawrence Mrs C. Hartery

9

11-1

Ryan Mania Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw Sandy Thomson Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdler at up to 3m who has started positively over fences and form of latest third in novice at Ayr looks strong. Worth chancing back from a break. TFRHHHHH BHA125

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POUGNE BOBBI (FR) (21) 10//2-044 D

10 11-0

B or Br g Protektor (GER) - Amicus Straightline Bloodstock Mr John Nye

Craig Nichol Keith Dalgleish, Carluke Straightline (NE) Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful handicap chaser for Nicky Henderson who has yet to scale the same heights for new yard. However, not disgraced in fourth on his last couple of outings, and mark is edging down. TFRHHHII BHA124 DECLARED RUNNERS 8

Visor worn first time by No. 6. Blinkers worn by No. 4. Visor worn by No. 8. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 5.

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Probable S.P’s: 3-1 Ascot de Bruyere (FR), 7-2 Seemorelights (IRE), 5-1 Clan Legend (GB), 8-1 Informateur (FR), 9-1 Demi Sang (FR), Pougne Bobbi (FR), 22-1 Last Goodbye (IRE), 33-1 Fortified Bay (IRE)


SEVENTH RACE 5.00 ABOUT TWO MILES (2M 46YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE VERTEM INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 5) (Northern Lights Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifier) Total race value £5844 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £2130, 2nd £706, 3rd £353, 4th £292, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280, 8th £280. (Penalty Value £2794.14) Weights raised 1lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 2 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. A

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): Sue Smith (20 wins from 105 runners, 19%) runs BURROWS DIAMOND TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D McCain (4 wins from 26 runners, 15%) runs GALLOPONGRAY LONGEST TRAVELLER: GALLOPONGRAY trained by D McCain, Cholmondeley, 174 miles. RACE SUMMARY FOSTER’SISLAND benefited from the drop back in trip and opened his account with plenty to spare at Carlisle 5 days ago. Wisely turned out under a penalty, he’s fancied to quickly follow up. Lightly-raced Burrows Diamond is a threat however, along with Infiniti and Wor Verge. 1-2-3: 1.FOSTER’SISLAND 2.BURROWS DIAMOND (FR) 3.INFINITI (IRE) KEY colours

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SUMMER LIGHTENING (GB) (25) 110-000 CD

Gr m Fair Mix (IRE) - Kristineau The Lyle Family R. Lyle

st lb

7 11-12

Danny McMenamin Dianne Sayer, Penrith Lyle

TIMEFORM VIEW Landed back-to-back handicap hurdles at 15.7f last winter but struggled to make an impact from revised mark thereafter during the summer. Entitled to strip fitter for jumpers bumper effort TFRHHHII BHA99

2 Br

GALLOPONGRAY (IRE) (76) 033316 BF

Gr m Shirocco (GER) - Caltra Princess (IRE) Birkdale Bloodstock Ms M. Kavanagh

6 11-12

Peter Kavanagh (10) Donald McCain, Cholmondeley Proactive Personnel Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Point winner who shaped like a stayer in handful of starts over hurdles for Colin Bowe last summer. Easy to back and ran below-par on yard debut at Carlisle in December and down markedly in trip here. TFRHHHII BHA99

3 Br

GALUPPI (GB) (19) 51P4P0 D

10 11-11

B g Galileo (IRE) - La Leuze (IRE) Mr Kenny Johnson Tsega Mares Sarl

Alison Johnson (7) Kenny Johnson, Newcastle Upon Tyne Johnson Racing Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Recruited from Ireland and offered little in a jumpers bumper on yard debut here (20f) earlier this month. Others preferred back over timber. TFRHHIII BHA98

4 Br

FERNHILL LAD (IRE) (29) 06-0050

B g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Sarahall (IRE) Coltman Cundall Matterson and Stephenson James F. Barry

6

11-9

Bruce Lynn (3) N. W. Alexander, Kinneston Kinneston Bloodstock Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Showed little form in bumpers and there has only been a glimmer of promise over hurdles to date. Well beaten on handicap debut latest and present mark demands more. TFRHHHII BHA96

5 Br

FOSTER’SISLAND (GB) (5) P36P31

B g Trans Island - Mrs Eff The Oakwood Nobels T. C. Dawson

6

11-9 (in7lbex)

Billy Garritty (3) Micky Hammond, Middleham Micky Hammond Racing

TIMEFORM VIEW Seemed to appreciate the drop back in trip when off the mark with plenty in hand at Carlisle (17f) 5 days ago. No surprise to see him out under a penalty and he makes obvious appeal. TFRHHHHH BHA89

6 Br

WOR VERGE (GB) (25) 2-54330 D

B g Virtual - Hanover Gate The Goodfellow Partnership Snailwell Stud Co Ltd

8

11-8

Nathan Moscrop Susan Corbett, Otterburn Finnies Heavy Haulage

TIMEFORM VIEW Hurdle winner in the mud at Hexham in November 2019. Penultimate C&D jumpers’ bumper third was a good display and his latest effort was probably best overlooked. Not ruled out. TFRHHHII BHA95

7 Br

BURROWS DIAMOND (FR) (85) 0/-0544

B m Diamond Boy (FR) - La Vie de Boitron (FR) Mrs C.Casterton & Mrs J.Morgan Mme Julie Morgan

6

11-7

Thomas Willmott (3) Sue Smith, Bingley Pektron Group Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced maiden who shaped a bit better than distance beaten suggests when fourth of 12 at Sedgefield (19.8f) in December. Drop back in trip will hold no fears and fancied to go well. TFRHHHHI BHA94

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RED OCHRE (GB) (36) 6-52326

B g Virtual - Red Hibiscus Mrs M Nicholas & Chris Grant Miss S. J. Turner

8

11-5

Sam Coltherd Chris Grant, Billingham www.chrisgrantracing.com

TIMEFORM VIEW Long-standing maiden who hit the frame 3 times over hurdles during second half of last year. Latest Musselburgh display was underwhelming though and winless record is off-putting. TFRHHHII BHA92

9 Br

CLICK AND COLLECT (GB) (44) 560-566

B g Humbel (USA) - Galena (GER) Mr David Ashbrook Martin Ward

9

11-4

Lilly Pinchin Jennie Candlish, Leek Beardmore Machinery Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Minor promise in maiden/novice hurdles last season. Mark easing all the time on the back of a trio of disappointing handicap displays this time around but others make more appeal. Tongue tie added. TFRHHHII BHA91

10 Br

FIRST REVOLUTION (IRE) (25) 0-61650

B g Jeremy (USA) - Shaigino (IRE) Mr Colin Taylor and Miss Kay Wilding John Gallagher

7

11-1

Theo Gillard (3) Martin Todhunter, Penrith

TIMEFORM VIEW Successful between the flags in October and encouragement to glean from his C&D hurdles fifth in December, early exuberance catching him out late on. Never a threat in jumpers bumper 25 days ago. TFRHHHII BHA88

11 Br

EARLY MORNING DEW (FR) (22) 50600

Ch g Muhtathir - Rosee Matinale (FR) Mr Andrew Mark Kitching S.A.R.L. Chartier

5 10-12

Oakley Brown (3) Peter Niven, Malton

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair form in two bumpers for Harry Whittington but well held all 3 starts for new yard over timber. Entitled to hold more chance now handicapping though, and market should guide. TFRHHHII BHA85

12 Br

INFINITI (IRE) (86) 306-421 D

8

B m Arcano (IRE) - Seraphina (IRE) Mrs Susan Ashford and Partner Allevamento Ficomontanino Srl

10-5

Lewis Stones (3) Barry Leavy, Stoke-on-Trent Sue Williams Agencies

TIMEFORM VIEW In excellent form this season and gained breakthrough win in 2m handicap hurdle at Leicester in December, staying on to lead close home. Should remain competitive with ground conditions no problem. TFRHHHII BHA78 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 9. Tongue Strap worn by No. 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 8, 9.

DECLARED RUNNERS 12

RACE SEVEN

Probable S.P’s: 5-2 Foster’sisland (GB), 13-2 Infiniti (IRE), 8-1 Burrows Diamond (FR), 11-1 Gallopongray (IRE), 12-1 Red Ochre (GB), 14-1 Wor Verge (GB), 16-1 Summer Lightening (GB), First Revolution (IRE), Early Morning Dew (FR), 18-1 Click And Collect (GB), 22-1 Fernhill Lad (IRE), 33-1 Galuppi (GB)

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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.35 - THE BREAK FROM THE HERD WITH VERTEM NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5913 to the winning horse The second to receive £1736, the third £868 and the fourth £434. for novice five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, February 22nd and pay £45 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 25th. Weights: 10st 12lb each Mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a Class 3 to Class 5 hurdle race 6lb Of 2 hurdle races or of a Class 1 or Class 2 hurdle race 10lb. Vertem Have kindly sponsored this race 17 entries at £45. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4507; Second £1493; Third £747; Fourth £373. (Penalty Value £5913.18) SEE PAGE 8 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.10 - THE VERTEM - VERY DIFFERENT STOCKBROKERS NOVICES’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4288 to the winning horse The second to receive £1259, the third £629, the fourth £350 and the fifth £350. for novice five yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-120 (also open to such horses rated 121 and 122 - see Standard Conditions). £33 stake if the horse is rated 94 or higher, or £6 stake if the horse is rated 93 or lower with £27 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 25th. Penalties, after February 20th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. Vertem Have kindly sponsored this race 9 entries at £33. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3269; Second £1083; Third £542; Fourth £299; Fifth £280. (Penalty Value £4288.68) SEE PAGE 11 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 2.45 - THE THINK SMART AT VERTEM MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £3768 to the winning horse The second to receive £1106, the third £553 and the fourth £276. for novice four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, which have not won more than three hurdle races. Enter by noon, February 22nd and pay £29 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 25th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 3lb; 5-y-o and up 10st 12lb Penalties, for each hurdle race won 7lb. Vertem Have kindly sponsored this race 18 entries at £29. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2873; Second £952; Third £476; Fourth £238. (Penalty Value £3768.84) SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.15 - THE VERTEM EIDER HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £43792 to the winning horse The second to receive £12936, the third £6468, the fourth £3234, the fifth £1617 and the sixth £812. for five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, February 9th and pay £50 stake, Confirm by noon, February 22nd and pay £300, Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 25th. Penalties, after February 14th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. Vertem Have kindly sponsored this race All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of VERTEM. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The British Horseracing Authority has modified paragraph 6 of the Weights and Handicapping Code for the purposes of this race, such that racecourse performances up to and including Sunday, February 14th may be taken into account. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if, up to and including the Saturday prior to closing, it has run a minimum of three times in Steeple Chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France or, having run in two such races, has been placed in the first four on each occasion, in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 30 entries, 14 at £50, 16 at £350. - Closed February 9th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £33250; Second £11109; Third £5558; Fourth £2779; Fifth £1386; Sixth £693. (Penalty Value £43792) SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 3.50 - THE BREAK FROM THE FIELD WITH VERTEM HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £9495 to the winning horse The second to receive £2805, the third £1402, the fourth £702 and the fifth £351. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-150 (also open to such horses rated 151 and 152 - see Standard Conditions). £75 stake if the horse is rated 124 or higher, or £15 stake if the horse is rated 123 or lower with £60 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 25th. Penalties, after February 20th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. Vertem Have kindly sponsored this race PLEASE NOTE: A novice or juvenile horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if it has run a minimum of three times in Hurdle Races in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 9 entries, 1 at £15 and 8 at £75. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £7218; Second £2411; Third £1205; Fourth £603; Fifth £302. (Penalty Value £9495) SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.25 - THE VERTEM-LEADING THE FIELD HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Qualifier) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £7017 to the winning horse The second to receive £2060, the third £1030, the fourth £515, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for five yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-135 (also open to such horses rated 136 and 137 - see Standard Conditions). £54 stake if the horse is rated 109 or higher, or £10 stake if the horse is rated 108 or lower with £44 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 25th. Penalties, after February 20th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. Vertem Have kindly sponsored this race Horses which have been placed in the first eight in this race will be eligible to enter THE CHALLENGER MIDDLE DISTANCE CHASE SERIES FINAL (A HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE) to be run over a distance of Two Miles about Four Furlongs, Lancashire Course (2m 3f 203yds) at Haydock Park on April 3rd, 2021. 18 entries at £54. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5349; Second £1772; Third £887; Fourth £443; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £7017.84) Weights lowered 1lb. SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 5.00 - THE VERTEM INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 5) (Northern Lights Two Mile Hurdle Series Qualifier) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £2794 to the winning horse The second to receive £820, the third £410, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-100 (also open to such horses rated 101 and 102 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, February 22nd and pay £21 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 25th. Penalties, after February 20th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. To be ridden by Conditional Jockeys, Overseas Jockeys eligible under Rule (B)42 and Professional Jockeys eligible to claim a weight allowance under paragraph 53 of the Weights and Handicapping Code Allowances: Jockeys who, prior to February 24th, 2021, have not ridden more than 20 such winners 3lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 10 such winners 5lb Jockeys who have not ridden more than 5 such winners 7lb (Only one of these allowances may be claimed and wins in any races run under the Rules of Racing or the Rules of a recognised Racing Authority will count) Jockeys riding for their own stables allowed, in addition 3lb. Vertem Have kindly sponsored this race This race is a qualifier for the Northern Lights Two Mile Hurdle Series Final, to be run over a distance of 2m abt 1/2f at Musselburgh on 26th March, 2021. In order to qualify for the Final, horses must have run in two Northern Lights Two Mile Hurdle Series qualifiers after 2019, including being placed in the first eight in at least one qualifier. 23 entries at £21. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2130; Second £706; Third £353; Fourth £292; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £2794.14) Weights raised 1lbW and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 2 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. A SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE.

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