Fontwell Park Racecard - The Spirit Hurdle Day - Sunday 28th February

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THE NATIONAL SPIRIT HURDLE SUN 28 FEB

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WELCOME & MEET THE TEAM

Welcome to Fontwell Park for our Spirit Hurdle Raceday! Thank you for joining us for the £50,000 Grade 2 Loch Lomond Whiskies National Spirit Hurdle meeting from the comfort of your homes. We have a total of 62 runners this afternoon with six declared for the feature race. The National Spirit Hurdle has often been used as a stepping stone for horses going on the Cheltenham Festival and is the racing highlight of the year here at Fontwell Park. This year is the 20th anniversary of the victory of Baracouda for French trainer Francois Doumen and owner JP McManus. The gelding won the Stayers’ Hurdle twice. The entries for this year’s race include the Grade 2 Unib et Persian War Novices’ Hurdle winner, McFabulous trained by Paul Nicholls. We also have the Micky Hammond trained, Cornerstone Lad who won the 2019 Grade 1 Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle. Nicky Henderson has entered the 2019 Grade 2 International Hurdle winner Call Me Lord. We would like to thank our sponsors today; Champagne PIAFF and Loch Lomond Whiskies for their support. The Loch Lomond Group is an independent distiller and blender of some of the rarest scotch whiskies in the world. The company also produce a range of popular vodkas and gins. Other races on the card are b eing sponsored b y Champagne PIAFF, The Official Champagne of The Open golf. The company’s chairman is racehorse owner Ashley Head, who has horses in training with Gary Moore, Colin Tizzard, Tom Lacey and Sheena West. Champagne PIAFF is expertly blended by 6th generation wine makers Épernay and can be ordered direct from their cellar to your door. www.champagnepiaff.com You can watch all today’s racing live on Sky Sports Racing and a results service will be on our Twitter feed. I hope you enjoy the action. Our next fixture is the on Wednesday 10th March which you can watch live on Sky Sports Racing from 12:30pm.


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YOUR RACECARD

form guide previous performances /=new season -=new year Bold type shows all weather form C=course winner D=distance winner CD=course & distance winner BF=beaten favourite age

No. of days since last ran

colour since graphic

horse’s name birthplace of horse if not Great Britain

horse’s saddlecloth number

3 CELESTIAL HALO (IRE) (8) F-F3332 Br

7

B g Galileo (IRE) - Pay The Bank The Stewart Family Roncon Churchtown Bloodstock Br & Lane Ltd

weight st-lbs

11-7

Harry Skelton Paul Nicholls, Shepton Mallet Potensis S

TIMEFORM VIEW In front of Karabak when third over this trip at Cheltenham in December. As good as ever when going down fighting in Kingwell Hurdle last weekend and the one to beat if in a similar mood here. TFR HHHHH BHA162

KEY

Owner

Breeding

Breeder

Br

Jockey

Trainer

Sponsor S

Star Ratings Explained

Each horse has been given a star rating, these are defined below: HHHHH Selected to win the race. HHIII Unlikely to win but not totally without hope. HHHHI Good chance of being placed. HIIII Can be given little or no chance. HHHII By no means out of the reckoning but at least one or two hold stronger claims

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 non-handicaps 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.

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SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY

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FIRST RACE 2.10 TWO MILES ABOUT FIVE AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 5F 135YDS) FOR FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE GLEN SCOTIA SINGLE MALT HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) (For The Certain Justice Challenge Trophy) Total race value £8035 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £3269, 2nd £1083, 3rd £542, 4th £299, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280. (Penalty Value £4288.68)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): G L Moore (70 wins from 361 runners, 19%) runs WEST LAKE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): V Williams (7 wins from 41 runners, 17%) runs THE CROONER LONGEST TRAVELLER: HIGH NOON trained by M Hammond, Middleham, 297 miles. RACE SUMMARY

THE CROONER is getting the hang of things over fences now and is still handily treated, so looks the one to beat. Invincible Cave is in a good place at the moment and is next best.

1-2-3: 1.THE CROONER (FR) 2.INVINCIBLE CAVE (IRE) 3.WEST LAKE (FR) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

horse

THE CROONER (FR) (10) PP-6012 BF

Gr g Martaline - Viva Maria (FR) The Crooner Partnership Mme Aliette Forien & Mr Gilles Forien

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

st lb

6

12-3

Tom Scudamore Venetia Williams, Hereford Faucets Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair hurdle winner who opened chase account at third attempt at Leicester (2m4f) last month. Clear of rest when good second over C&D 10 days ago and still looks on a fair mark. TFRHHHHH BHA115

2 Br

CHEROKEE BILL (GB) (30) U2P-434

B g Robin des Champs (FR) - Daizinni Mrs C. Oliver Wainbody Estates and N. G. King

10 11-12

Lee Edwards Henry Oliver, Abberley Hatt Kitchens

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair maiden hurdler/chaser for Noel Meade who made encouraging debut for this yard when fourth at Hereford (20.9f) on return. Failed to build on that both starts since, however. TFRHHHII BHA110

3 Br

HIGH NOON (IRE) (87) P5122-P

B g Westerner - Seymourswift Mr Nick Pietrzyk and Partner G. C. Hartigan

9

11-5

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair hurdler at best for Emma Lavelle and opened chase account over 2 1/2m at Musselburgh in January last season. Good runner-up efforts next 2 starts but stopped quickly on return in December. TFRHHHII BHA103

4 Br

MAGIC RIVER (IRE) (31) 4-25244

Ch g Indian River (FR) - All Magic (IRE) Emdells Limited J. F. Mernagh

10 11-0

Kevin Jones (3) Milton Harris, Warminster

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair chaser who looked as good as ever when runner-up under a waiting ride at Wincanton though made hard work of things when fourth next 2 starts. TFRHHHII BHA98

5 Br

INVINCIBLE CAVE (IRE) (31) 5113P1

B g Court Cave (IRE) - Bespoke Baby (IRE) Mrs Jenny Gordon Mrs Barbara Harding

8 10-13

Tom Cannon Chris Gordon, Winchester Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Tricky customer who was clearly rejuvenated when landing back-to-back handicap hurdles at up to 25f in November. Off the mark in this sphere at Fakenham last month so warrants respect. TFRHHHHI BHA97

6 Br

WEST LAKE (FR) (126) 02//333-P

B g Michel Georges - Darnaway (FR) Mr B. Homewood Mr Marc Staels

11 10-3

Jamie Moore Gary Moore, Horsham K M Elite Products Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Multiple-point winner, pulled up last time (Oct 25). Little impact 3 starts under Rules but has joined a respected yard. Worth a market check. TFRHHHII BHA87

7 Br

BURGESS DREAM (IRE) (45) P3-P41P C

B g Spadoun (FR) - Ennel Lady (IRE) The Beano Partnership Cyril O’Hara

12 10-0

Millie Wonnacott (7) Anna Newton-Smith, Jevington

TIMEFORM VIEWDual winner in December 2018 and revived all of a sudden to defy the lowest mark of career at Plumpton in December. Merely underlined inconsistency next time, however, and 7lb out of weights here. TFRHHIII BHA77

6


2020: ECHO WATT (FR) 6 11 12 William Kennedy 10-11 (Richard Hobson) 8 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 7 Tongue Strap worn by No. 6. Visor, Tongue Strap worn by No. 4. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 5, 6, 7. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 2.

RACE RESULT: TIME

DISTANCE

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

RACE ONE

Probable S.P’s: 13-8 The Crooner (FR), 10-3 Invincible Cave (IRE), 15-2 Magic River (IRE), 17-2 Cherokee Bill (GB), 12-1 High Noon (IRE), West Lake (FR), 28-1 Burgess Dream (IRE)

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SECOND RACE 2.40 TWO MILES ABOUT THREE AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 3F 104YDS) FOR NOVICE FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE ENJOY CHAMPAGNE PIAFF NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (FOR THE JOSH GIFFORD CUP) (GBB RACE) Total race value £12200 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £5349, 2nd £1772, 3rd £887, 4th £443. (Penalty Value £7017.84) Weights raised 4lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): G L Moore (70 wins from 361 runners, 19%) runs HIGH UP IN THE AIR TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (7 wins from 36 runners, 19%) runs ASHUTOR LONGEST TRAVELLER: DUC DE BEAUCHENE trained by D Pipe, Wellington, 136 miles.

This looks another good opportunity for HIGH UP IN THE AIR, who should prove hard to peg back. Ashutor made a positive start to his chasing career over the summer and rates the main threat back from a break.

1-2-3: 1.HIGH UP IN THE AIR (FR) 2.ASHUTOR (FR) 3.ANEMOI (FR) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Br

Jockey

horse

ASHUTOR (FR) (169) 312113 C BF

Gr g Redoute’s Choice (AUS) - Ashalanda (FR) The Stewart Family S.C.E.A. Haras de Son Altesse L’Aga Khan

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

st lb

7

11-8

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Morson Group

TIMEFORM VIEW Quirky sort but has won 3 of his last 5 starts, making the most of another good opportunity TFRHHHHI BHA139 here in August. Not disgraced when third following month but off since.

2 Br

ANEMOI (FR) (93) 330/-110

7

B g Manduro (GER) - Recambe (IRE) Kate & Andrew Brooks Bloodstock Agency Ltd

11-5

Gavin Sheehan Harry Whittington, Sparsholt Webbswood

TIMEFORM VIEWMade a winning return at Wetherby and followed up on chase bow at Chepstow in November. Ran no sort of race at Newbury following month since, however, so needs to bounce back. Headgear fitted. TFRHHHII BHA136

3 Br

DUC DE BEAUCHENE (FR) (8) 104-205

B g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Quatia d’Angron (FR) Mr John P. McManus Raymond Bellanger

8 10-10

Tom Scudamore David Pipe, Wellington W & S Recycling

TIMEFORM VIEW Well backed when winning handicap hurdle at Cheltenham (21f, heavy) last term, but failed to come on for promising return at Wincanton and too green on chase now at Haydock last week. TFRHHHII BHA127

4 Br

HIGH UP IN THE AIR (FR) (22) 0-61111

Ch g Famous Name - You Got The Love Mr P. Mott E.A.R.L. Elevage Des Loges

7

10-9

Joshua Moore Gary Moore, Horsham Mtt

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressing in leaps and bounds sent chasing this season and found extra to complete 4-timer at Sandown 3 weeks ago. Bold-jumping front runner who hasn’t finished improving yet. TFRHHHHH BHA126 DECLARED RUNNERS 4 2020: GRAND SANCY (FR) 6 11 0 Sam Twiston-Davies 1-5 (Paul Nicholls) 3 ran Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 2. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 3. Stewards Note: ANEMOI: Following its run on 27/11/2020 it was reported that the horse may prefer a slower surface. Probable S.P’s: 6-5 High Up In The Air (FR), 11-4 Ashutor (FR), 5-1 Anemoi (FR), 6-1 Duc de Beauchene (FR)

RACE RESULT: TIME

DISTANCE

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

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RACE TWO

RACE SUMMARY


TWENTY YEARS OF THE NATIONAL SPIRIT HURDLE Today’s National Spirit Hurdle, named after a triple Champion Hurdle winner, has often been a stepping stone for great horses on their way to Cheltenham Festival glory. The French-trained Baracouda was the top staying hurdler at the beginning of the 21st century. He used the National Spirit in 2001 as a warm-up for Cheltenham’s Stayers’ Hurdle but, unsuited by the much shorter distance of the Fontwell race, he only scraped home by a neck. He went on to win the Stayers’ Hurdle, and again the following year, and was second in the next two runnings. My Way De Solzen’s connections used similar tactics in 2006, taking in the National Spirit en route to a Stayers’ Hurdle triumph. Lough Derg was a tough front-runner who won a total of twelve races. The last of his victories, in 2009, was his second consecutive National Spirit, when in trademark style he rallied gamely to come out on top after looking beaten turning into the straight. Celestial Halo was the best horse to win the National Spirit since Baracouda. He had high class form from two miles to three, and over hurdles and fences. He was beaten by only a neck in a Champion Hurdle. His comfortable Fontwell victory in 2011 was one of his easier races. Lil Rockerfeller is rarely out of the money, whether he’s running on the flat, over fences or hurdles. He’s finished in the first three in 33 of his 47 races. He was an easy winner of the 2016 National Spirit and returned to finish second and third in the race in later years. He’s eleven now but is still running well. Camping Ground was having his first outing for Gary Moore in the 2017 National Spirit. He had a good lead over a decent field before halfway and astonished everyone by going further and further clear to win by a staggering 29 lengths. In an exciting finish to last year’s race, the former Coral Cup winner William Henry was ten lengths adrift of the leaders at the second last, but rallied gamely to outstay two classy rivals.


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THIRD RACE 3.10 TWO MILES ABOUT THREE FURLONGS (2M 3F 49YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE LOCH LOMOND WHISKIES NATIONAL SPIRIT HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Total race value £50000 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £21790, 2nd £8945, 3rd £4475, 4th £2235, 5th £1120, 6th £560. (Penalty Value £28475) A

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Nicholls (38 wins from 96 runners, 40%) runs MCFABULOUS TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (15 wins from 54 runners, 28%) runs MOLLY OLLYS WISHES FANCY THAT: P Nicholls won this race in 2011, 2013 and 2018. The stable runs MCFABULOUS today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: CORNERSTONE LAD trained by M Hammond, Middleham, 297 miles. RACE SUMMARY

A potential match between McFabulous and BREWIN’UPASTORM, with narrow preference for the latter after having bolted up on his return to hurdling at Taunton last month. Paul Nicholls’ charge continues to impress and will provide stern opposition, while Molly Ollys Wishes warrants this shot up in grade after a recent hat-trick and may feature if either of the market principals fail to fire.

1-2-3: 1.BREWIN’UPASTORM (IRE) 2.MCFABULOUS (IRE) 3.MOLLY OLLYS WISHES KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

CALL ME LORD (FR) (50) 20-4204

B or Br g Slickly (FR) - Sosa (GER) Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Mr Roger Marot

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

st lb

8

11-9

James Bowen Nicky Henderson, Lambourn Ptarmigan Media Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW International Hurdle scorer at Cheltenham (2m) last term but winless since and he arrives in just fair form, fourth of 7 to Mcfabulous in Relkeel Hurdle at Kempton early last month. More needed. TFRHHIII BHA150

2 Br

CORNERSTONE LAD (GB) (41) 113P-22

B g Delegator - Chapel Corner (IRE) Mrs B. M. Lofthouse Cranford Bloodstock & Overbury Stallions

7

11-9

Billy Garritty Micky Hammond, Middleham Micky Hammond Racing, Eastwood Private Clients

TIMEFORM VIEW Grade 1 winning hurdler who made a reasonable start to chasing when finishing second on both starts, unable to live with an excellent prospect at Ayr last month. More needed now back over timber. TFRHHIII BHA155

3 Br

MCFABULOUS (IRE) (50) 411-131 D

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

7

11-9

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Run To Global Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Improving hurdler who bolted up in Persian War at Chepstow before excellent third to Thyme Hill in 3m Grade 2 at Newbury. Easily back to winning ways in Relkeel at Kempton last time so leading chance. TFRHHHHI BHA158

4 Br

BREWIN’UPASTORM (IRE) (36) 11U-651 D

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

8

11-3

Aidan Coleman Olly Murphy, Wilmcote McCoy Contractors

TIMEFORM VIEW Very useful chaser at best who bolted up dropped significantly in grade from the races he’d been running TFRHHHHH BHA155 in over fences at Taunton last month. In the frame in Grade 1 events as a novice so big chance.

5 Br

RESERVE TANK (IRE) (353) 1/1212P-

B g Jeremy (USA) - Lady Bellamy (IRE) The Reserve Tankers Mr L. Dunne

7

11-3

Brendan Powell Colin Tizzard, Sherborne Coral Racing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEWMost progressive novice hurdler in 2018/19, signing off with a brace of Grade 1 wins. Looked top prospect over fences at Wincanton but disappointed 11 months ago at Cheltenham. Now back hurdling. TFRHHHII BHA146

6 Br

MOLLY OLLYS WISHES (GB) (13) 2-30111

B m Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - September Moon West Mercia Fork Trucks Ltd K. D. & D. K. Pugh

7

11-0

Harry Skelton Dan Skelton, Alcester West Mercia Fork Trucks Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEWStrong traveller who took a much bigger step forward when completing the hat-trick in a listed mares event at Warwick 13 days ago, putting a French Champion Hurdle winner in her place. More needed. TFRHHHII BHA147 2020: WILLIAM HENRY (IRE) 10 11 7 Nico de Boinville 5-1 (Nicky Henderson) 5 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 6 Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 6. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 1. Probable S.P’s: 13-8 McFabulous (IRE), 9-4 Brewin’upastorm (IRE), 17-2 Molly Ollys Wishes (GB), 10-1 Cornerstone Lad (GB), Reserve Tank (IRE), 18-1 Call Me Lord (FR)

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RACE RESULT: TIME

DISTANCE

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2ND

3RD

4TH

COMMITMENT TO HORSE WELFARE We are committed to minimising risks, dealing quickly and humanely with injuries and maintaining the highest level of care. At every meeting there are three specially qualified Equine vets appointed to look after the welfare of all horses in action.

It is now a standard practice for screens to be erected around any horse receiving veterinary attention on the course. This does not reflect the severity of an injury, but allows the vet some privacy in which to administer treatment and provides the horse with a calmer environment. Please do not assume the worst if you see screens erected around a fallen horse. To find out more about our Equine Welfare policy, please visit our website:

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RACE THREE

A British Horseracing Authority Veterinary Officer is also in attendance working closely with the racecourse veterinary team. This is to ensure that any injury to a horse is recorded, so that it can be monitored when it returns to racing.




FOURTH RACE 3.40 TWO MILES ABOUT THREE FURLONGS (2M 3F 49YDS) FOR NOVICE FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE CHAMPAGNE PIAFF 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): G L Moore (70 wins from 361 runners, 19%) runs FLAGGAN and SAGHIR TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (7 wins from 36 runners, 19%) runs BREWERS PROJECT LONGEST TRAVELLER: FANTASTIKAS trained by N Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham, 112 miles. RACE SUMMARY

BREWERS PROJECT was no match for a very progressive one at Chepstow last month, but he still beat the rest comfortably and can resume winning ways here. Fantastikas takes a marked step back in trip but is an obvious contender on form, as is Manvers House, who makes his seasonal reappearance. 1-2-3: 1.BREWERS PROJECT (IRE) 2.FANTASTIKAS (FR) 3.MANVERS HOUSE KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

BREWERS PROJECT (IRE) (23) 1//4F-412

st lb

7 11-10

B g Aizavoski (IRE) - Shaylee Wilde (IRE) The Hon Mrs Townshend Pat Cloke

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Morson Group

TIMEFORM VIEW£185,000 Irish point winner who opened account over hurdles in 15.3f Wincanton maiden, jumping left. No match for a progressive one under a penalty at Chepstow but still beat the rest comfortably. TFRHHHHH BHA123

2 Br

CANNIE LAD (GB) (362) 050-

B g Haafhd - So Cannie Only Horses and Fools D. F. Spence

6

Kevin Jones (3) Milton Harris, Warminster

TIMEFORM VIEW Well held in bumper/both starts over hurdles.

3 Br

DE CIGAR MAN (IRE) (78) F/02/PU-P

B g Watar (IRE) - Jack’s Darling (IRE) Miss A. M. Reed Dermot Day

11-3

TFRHIIII BHA-

8

11-3

Harrison Beswick (5) Richard Bandey, Kingsclere Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW €31,000 3-y-o, Watar gelding. Dam, unraced, closely related to fairly useful 2m hurdle winner Sophist. Maiden pointer, pulled up last time (Dec 12). Wears tongue strap. TFRHIIII BHA-

4 Br

FANTASTIKAS (FR) (21) 202-222

B g Davidoff (GER) - Negresse de Cuta (FR) Imperial Racing Partnership 2016 Mr R. Van Haaren & Mr E. Van Haaren

6

11-3

Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Agetur (UK) Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Scopey 5-y-o who showed plenty in bumpers and has done the same over hurdles, just bumping into another useful one at Musselburgh (23.8f) 3 weeks ago. Back down in trip but should run well again. TFRHHHHI BHA128

5 Br

FLAGGAN (IRE) (78) PP2/3P-P

B g Stowaway - Zapata (IRE) Mr Brian Tetley Liam Delahunty & Dick O’Hara

10 11-3

Joshua Moore Gary Moore, Horsham K M Elite Products Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW €30,000 3-y-o, £6,000 5-y-o, Stowaway gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including fairly useful hurdler Imazulutoo. Placed in points, pulled up last time (Dec 12). Market can guide. TFRHHHII BHA-

6 Br

MANVERS HOUSE (GB) (351) 6/20323-

B g Schiaparelli (GER) - Freydis (IRE) K S B, Mr M Doughty & Mrs Sarah Tizzard Mrs Joanna Daniell

8

11-3

James Best Robert Walford, Blandford Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful maiden hurdler. Disappointed at Kempton on final outing last March but definite claims on the pick of his form. TFRHHHHI BHA122

7 Br

STEEL THE CHINA (IRE) (76) FP1/P0-P

B g Craigsteel - Miss Colclough (IRE) CS Partnership Mr Roger Symes

9

11-3

Thomas Garner Linda Jewell, Maidstone The Carley Partnership

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual point winner but disappointing all 3 outings under Rules for different trainers. TFRHIIII BHA-

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WON’T TALK (IRE) (68) F1-52

7

11-3

B g Scorpion (IRE) - Talk To The Missus (IRE) The Steeple Chasers Charlie Harnett

Harry Bannister Charlie Mann, Upper Lambourn Equestrian Surfaces Ltd

CLONUSKER LADY (IRE) (56) 06

6 10-10

TIMEFORM VIEW Won completed start in Irish points and much better effort over hurdles when second of 5 in Sedgefield novice (19.8f) in December, but that form probably isn’t worth a great deal. TFRHHIII BHA-

9 Br

B m Papal Bull - Goodthyne Miss (IRE) Valence Racing Too Ms Valerie Madden

James Davies Linda Jewell, Maidstone Rabjohns Farriery

TIMEFORM VIEW Little impact in a pair of novice hurdles.

10 Br

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LUCKY LARA (IRE) (24) 3-45

6 10-10

Ch m Mahler - Honour Own (IRE) Sherborne Utilities Ltd Morgan Kavanagh

Fergus Gillard (5) Nick Mitchell, Sherborne Sherborne Utilities Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW 16/1, built on hurdling debut when fifth of 14 in novice at Wincanton (21.4f, heavy) 24 days ago. May do better still, but is perhaps more one for handicaps afrer this. TFRHHHII BHA-

11 Br

MERYEMS WAY (IRE) (27) U0-0

5 10-10

B m Tough As Nails (IRE) - Anne-Lise Mr Dick Churcher Mrs Noreen Maher

Tabitha Worsley (5) Linda Jewell, Maidstone Tote

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner on Flat but only up to 1m and went with no promise completed start over hurdles. TFRHIIII BHA-

12 Br

SAGHIR (IRE) (142)

4

Ch g Nathaniel (IRE) - Sagawara The Winning Hand Haras de Son Altesse l’Aga Khan SCEA

10-7

Jamie Moore Gary Moore, Horsham K M Elite Products Ltd

2020: NOTRE PARI (IRE) 6 11 10 Barry Geraghty 4-6 (Olly Murphy) 5 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 12 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 3. Hood worn by No. 8, 9. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7. Probable S.P’s: 15-8 Fantastikas (FR), 10-3 Manvers House (GB), 7-2 Brewers Project (IRE), 9-1 Saghir (IRE), 14-1 Lucky Lara (IRE), 25-1 Won’t Talk (IRE), 28-1 Flaggan (IRE), 100-1 De Cigar Man (IRE), 250-1 Meryems Way (IRE), 300-1 Cannie Lad (GB), Steel The China (IRE), Clonusker Lady (IRE)

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TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful Flat winner in France who is the right hands to make it as a hurdler and should be winning races in due course. TFRHHHII BHA-


FIFTH RACE 4.10 TWO MILES ABOUT FIVE AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 5F 164YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE PIAFF THE CHAMPAGNE OF THE OPEN HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) Total race value £7273 x Owners Prize Money. 1st £2873, 2nd £952, 3rd £476, 4th £296, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280, 8th £280. (Penalty Value £3768.84)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Nicholls (38 wins from 96 runners, 40%) runs WHISKEY LULLABY TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): V Williams (7 wins from 41 runners, 17%) runs PENNY MALLOW FANCY THAT: P Nicholls won this race in 2019 and 2020. The stable runs WHISKEY LULLABY today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: PENNY MALLOW trained by V Williams, Hereford, 153 miles. RACE SUMMARY

A competitive handicap with the narrow vote in favour of GRANGECLARE GLORY. There’s been plenty of promise to glean from both hurdle starts so far this winter and it’s highly likely there is more to come now handicapping up in trip. Penny Mallow, on the back of a short break, Blame The Game and Katahdin head up the dangers. 1-2-3: 1.GRANGECLARE GLORY (IRE) 2.PENNY MALLOW (FR) 3.BLAME THE GAME (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Br

Jockey

Trainer

horse

Sponsor age

BLAME THE GAME (IRE) (9) 4-3123 BF

PLAY SMARTER

st lb

6 11-12

B g Darsi (FR) - Lucy Walters (IRE) Redz Together Paddy Kinsella

Tom Cannon Chris Gordon, Winchester Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Point recruit who has made a bright start under Rules, landing a Plumpton novice in November and hit the frame in a couple of handicaps over an extended 23f. Worth considering eased back in trip. TFRHHHHI BHA115

2 Br

GRANGECLARE GLORY (IRE) (30) 40-43

B g Fame And Glory - Annies Joy (IRE) Prof. Caroline Tisdall Helen Haverty

6 11-12

Tom Scudamore David Pipe, Wellington W & S Recycling

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved efforts after wind op when in frame in 2m novice hurdles at Plumpton and Doncaster, shaping like a stayer each occasion. Up in trip for handicap bow and well worth a look. TFRHHHHH BHA115

3 Br

PENNY MALLOW (FR) (86) 1125-64

B m Kapgarde (FR) - Louvisy (FR) Kate & Andrew Brooks Mme Celine Sirven-Gualde

7 11-12

Gavin Sheehan Venetia Williams, Hereford Faucets Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful winner at 21f over hurdles who didn’t feature on return/chase debut but back to form (without jumping fluently) when fourth over timber at Sandown (19.8f) in December. Not discounted. TFRHHHHI BHA115

4 Br

KATAHDIN (IRE) (46) 540-425

B g Kayf Tara - Keyaza (IRE) Nigel Hanger & Eric Jones Mr Tom Treacy

8

11-9

Aidan Coleman Colin Tizzard, Sherborne Coral Racing Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful bumper winner for Lydia Pearce. Ran best race over hurdles when just touched off at Southwell TFRHHHII BHA112 (20.4f) in December and went well for a long way when midfield at Plumpton (25f) since.

5 Br

IMPERIAL ACOLYTE (GB) (36) FUU214

B g Kalanisi (IRE) - Isabello (IRE) Mr N. A. Twiston-Davies R. D. & Mrs J. S. Chugg

7

11-9

Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Agetur (UK) Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Eased in weights and capitalised to end long losing run at Ffos Las (20f) in November, scoring readily. Respectable fourth from 10lb higher at Haydock (15.6f) albeit finding less than looked likely. TFRHHHII BHA112

6 Br

NORTHERN POET (IRE) (34) 3-30263

B g Yeats (IRE) - Crowning Virtue (IRE) The Hope Springs Syndicate David Russell

6

11-8

James Davies Nick Gifford, Findon Avtrade Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Bumper winner who has showed more than previously on each of his last 2 starts over hurdles, staying on for third at Plumpton (25f, heavy) last month. Rates a live each-way player again. TFRHHHII BHA111

7 Br

WHISKEY LULLABY (IRE) (58) 22-230

B m Stowaway - Joie de Cotte (FR) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Whiskey Eclipse Bloodstock Ltd

6

11-7

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEWRunner-up sole start in bumpers and hit the frame in pair of mares’ maiden/novice events at up to 23f this autumn. Disappointing on handicap debut in January but it remains early days with her. TFRHHHII BHA110

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LET ME ENTERTAIN U (GB) (63) 10-5455

Gr g Saint des Saints (FR) - My Belle (FR) Mr Mark Dunphy Mr & Mrs D. & T. Futter & Mr B. Keogh

5

11-6

Brendan Powell Michael Scudamore, Bromsash Kiely Bros Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEWHeavy-ground bumper winner on debut. Modest form in trio of maiden/novice hurdles at around 2m but TFRHHHII BHA109 suspicion he can step up now stamina is drawn out on handicap debut. Betting should guide.

9 Br

VITAL SIGN (IRE) (371) 50400P-

B g Let The Lion Roar - Grace N’ Favour (IRE) Winterfields Farm Ltd P. Magill

8

10-9

Tabitha Worsley (5) Richard Rowe, Pulborough Southern Cranes & Access Limited

TIMEFORM VIEW Maiden pointer who has shown just a modest level of form over hurdles so far, pulled up over C&D when last seen 12 months ago. Others make more appeal. TFRHHIII BHA98 DECLARED RUNNERS 9 2020: OSTUNI (FR) 7 11 4 Lorcan Williams 10-1 (Paul Nicholls) 11 ran Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2. Stewards Note: WHISKEY LULLABY: Following its run on 1/1/2021 it was reported that the horse weakened quickly turning for home. Probable S.P’s: 7-2 Blame The Game (IRE), 11-2 Grangeclare Glory (IRE), 13-2 Penny Mallow (FR), Imperial Acolyte (GB), 7-1 Katahdin (IRE), Whiskey Lullaby (IRE), 10-1 Northern Poet (IRE), 11-1 Let Me Entertain U (GB), 40-1 Vital Sign (IRE) DISTANCE

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SIXTH RACE 4.40 THREE MILES ABOUT TWO FURLONGS (3M 1F 210YDS) FOR FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE TASTE CHAMPAGNE AT champagnepiaff.com OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 6) (For The Whitelaw Challenge Cup) Total race value £3000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £1486, 2nd £492, 3rd £246, 4th £123. (Penalty Value £1949.40) HC

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): P Nicholls (38 wins from 96 runners, 40%) runs SAMETEGAL TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (7 wins from 36 runners, 19%) runs SAMETEGAL FANCY THAT: P Nicholls won this race in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020. The stable runs SAMETEGAL today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: STREAM LADY trained by L Humphrey, Leverington, 174 miles. RACE SUMMARY

SAMTEGAL comfortably landed a similar event at Wincanton recently and faces a straightforward task in his bid to follow up. He’s an obvious selection ahead of Kashmir Peak, who performed with credit in this sphere last season. 1-2-3: 1.SAMETEGAL (FR) 2.KASHMIR PEAK (IRE) 3.FRELIA (IRE) KEY colours

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Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

horse

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

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DJIN CONTI (FR) (455) 64121/0-

B g Lucarno (USA) - Regina Conti (FR) S C Robinson & Mrs C Gilsenan H Southdown & Eridge

st lb

8 11-10

Tom Cannon S. C. Robinson, Hailsham

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual scorer over fences in February/April in 2019 but off the track since finishing pulled up in a point later that year. TFRHHIII BHA123

2

LE REVE (IRE) (357) 40/35PR-

13 11-10

Br g Milan - Open Cry (IRE) Mr P. H. Betts H Suffolk

Bryony Frost J. P. Owen, Newmarket Hatcher Components Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful at his peak but ended his time with Lucy Wadham out of sorts and hard to envisage a revival starting out in hunters on the back of an 11-month lay-off. TFRHHIII BHA120

3

HEANEY (IRE) (691) 221321/-

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - The Red Wench (IRE) Mrs G. Morgan H North Cornwall

14 11-6

Daniel Sansom (3) Matthew Hampton, Bath

TIMEFORM VIEW Multiple point winner who landed a hunter by a narrow margin at Exeter 23 months ago but hasn’t been seen subsequently. TFRHHIII BHA102

4

SAMETEGAL (FR) (24) 3-33641

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

12 11-6

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat John Cotton (Group) Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful veteran chaser who didn’t need to be at his best to land a Wincanton hunter 24 days ago and should have little trouble following up in a weak contest. TFRHHHHH BHA139

5

BIG DAWG (IRE) (78) 5///14-F

Ch g Presenting - Supreme Sales (IRE) Mr Brian Tetley H Surrey Union

10 11-2

Tom Cheesman (5) Mrs P. A. Tetley, Cranleigh

TIMEFORM VIEW Once-raced under Rules back in 2016. Point winner since but fell last time and will likely be outclassed. TFRHIIII BHA-

6

KAIDEN MICHAEL (IRE) (371) 321/3P5-

B g Westerner - Alfreeze Mr G. Whisker H Eggesford

9

11-2

Fergus Gillard (5) S. J. Sampson, Cullompton

TIMEFORM VIEW Rules form doesn’t amount to much and, though he’s won between the flags, he’s not up to competing in this company. TFRHIIII BHA84

7

KASHMIR PEAK (IRE) (358) 212/233-

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

12 11-2

Sam Twiston-Davies Alan Hill, Aston Rowant

TIMEFORM VIEW Solid placed efforts in this sphere last term, then third in a point almost a year ago. Solid EW claims if he’s tuned up. TFRHHHHI BHA120

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ONLY TIME’LL TELL (IRE) (654) 5P/F/PP/P-

13 11-2

B g Gamut (IRE) - Rock Abbey (IRE) Mr Michael Carden H Southdown & Eridge

Alexander Thorne (5) D. M. Carden, Lewes

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning pointer who has offered little under Rules and hasn’t been seen for 21 months, so hard to fancy. TFRHIIII BHA72

9

OSCAR O’SCAR (IRE) (77) PP6-P6U

13 11-2

B g Oscar (IRE) - Shining Lights (IRE) Miss Elizabeth Feakes H Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds

Tabitha Worsley (5) Miss Elizabeth Feakes, Shipley

TIMEFORM VIEW Formerly a fair handicap chaser but well into the twilight of his career and point form is uninspiring. TFRHIIII BHA95

10

SONNEOFPRESENTING (IRE) (25) 1r3/2U-P C

B or Br g Presenting - Sonne Cinq (IRE) Miss Sarah Rippon H Beaufort

11 11-2

William Kennedy Miss Sarah Rippon, Wroughton

TIMEFORM VIEW Good strike rate over fences for Kim Bailey but hit or miss in points and pulled up in a hunter at Warwick earlier in the month. Others preferred. TFRHIIII BHA120

11

STATE OF ORIGIN (IRE) (1221) 04/04P3//-

12 11-2

B g Germany (USA) - Romeos Juliet (IRE) Mrs Ann Taylor H Croome & West Warwickshire

Alan Doyle (7) Tom Britten, Lambourn

TIMEFORM VIEW One-time fair chaser in Ireland but he’s been off the track over 3 years. Hard to make a case for. TFRHIIII BHA100

12

TANIT RIVER (IRE) (350) 4/0P0/4P-

11 11-2

Br g Indian River (FR) - Tanit Lady (IRE) Mr J. T. Phillips H Llangeinor Pentyrch

Charlie Price (5) R. Llewellyn, Cowbridge

TIMEFORM VIEW Regressive when last seen under Rules almost 2 years ago and subsequent pointing exploits don’t inspire much confidence. TFRHIIII BHA116

13

THE GALLOPING BEAR (GB) (119) 5/2111-2

8

B g Shantou (USA) - Cheshire Kat Mr Adrian Paterson H Seavington

11-2

Millie Wonnacott (7) B. Clarke, Crewkerne

TIMEFORM VIEW Seemed in need of experience in a bumper at Exeter in 2019 but he’s won several points since and was runner-up on his latest outing in that sphere. Still likely to come up short. TFRHHIII BHA-

14

TOMMO (IRE) (693) P/22//43/-

11 11-2

B g Marienbard (IRE) - Copper Cailin (IRE) Miss M. Bryant H East Sussex & Romney Marsh

James Best Michelle Bryant, Lewes

TIMEFORM VIEW £1,200 9-y-o, Marienbard gelding. Winning pointer, last of 3 last time (Apr 20219). TFRHHIII BHAOthers make more appeal.

STREAM LADY (IRE) (388) 3P5320- D

B m Curtain Time (IRE) - Victory Queen (IRE) Mr L. Humphrey H West Norfolk

8 10-13

Kevin Jones (3) L. Humphrey, Leverington

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair but temperamental chaser for David Pipe. Returns from a year-long absence with plenty to find on form, so hard to make a solid case for. TFRHHIII BHA102

16

FRELIA (IRE) (84) P/4122-5

10 10-9

B m Oscar (IRE) - Hannabelle (IRE) Mr G. Fortt H Carmarthenshire

Connor Brace D. C. Gibbs, Pontypridd

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair form in hunters in 2017 and multiple point winner. Below form between the flags 84 days ago, however, leaving him with a bit to prove. TFRHHHII BHA2020: BOB AND CO (FR) 9 12 6 Mr David Maxwell EVENS (Paul Nicholls) 4 ran Blinkers worn first time by No. 6, 9. Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 13. Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 7, 11, 12. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 4.

DECLARED RUNNERS 16

Probable S.P’s: 4-7 Sametegal (FR), 13-2 Kashmir Peak (IRE), 25-1 Frelia (IRE), 28-1 Stream Lady (IRE), 33-1 Djin Conti (FR), Heaney (IRE), 40-1 Le Reve (IRE), 50-1 Tanit River (IRE), The Galloping Bear (GB), Tommo (IRE), 66-1 Big Dawg (IRE), Oscar O’Scar (IRE), Sonneofpresenting (IRE), State of Origin (IRE), 100-1 Kaiden Michael (IRE), Only Time’ll Tell (IRE)

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SEVENTH RACE 5.10 TWO MILES ABOUT ONE AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 1F 162YDS) FOR MAIDEN FOUR, FIVE AND SIX YRS OLD

THE LIFE, WORTH CELEBRATING WITH CHAMPAGNE PIAFF MAIDEN OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 5) (GBB RACE) Total race value £3500 Owners Prize Money. 1st £1734, 2nd £574, 3rd £287, 4th £144. (Penalty Value £2274.30)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): G L Moore (70 wins from 361 runners, 19%) runs LAVORANTE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): P Nicholls (7 wins from 36 runners, 19%) runs LE CHIFFRE D’OR FANCY THAT: G L Moore won this race in 2017 and 2018. The stable runs LAVORANTE today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: GENTLEMAN VALLEY trained by B Pauling, Bourton-on-the-Water, 130 miles. RACE SUMMARY An interesting finale with the vote in favour of LAVORANTE. Second on his sole start in points, he produced a promising first effort under Rules when a staying-on third in a Kempton bumper earlier this month and it’s feasible to think there is more to come. Newcomer Le Chiffre d’Or is also worth a look, as are Storm Dennis and Gentleman Valley who both showed promise on their respective debuts. 1-2-3: 1.LAVORANTE (IRE) 2.LE CHIFFRE D’OR (FR) 3.STORM DENNIS (IRE) KEY colours

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1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

BRAVE KINGDOM (FR) (379) 3-

B g Brave Mansonnien (FR) - New Foundation (IRE) Graeme Moore, Kate & Andrew Brooks Dr V. Michel Guiot

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor age

st lb

5

11-4

Gavin Sheehan Harry Whittington, Sparsholt CHD Property

TIMEFORM VIEW Brave Mansonnien gelding. Half-brother to 5f winner Just A Dancer. Dam 5f winner. Third sole start in Irish points (Feb 2020). Newcomers from this yard often fancied. TFRHHHHI BHA-

2 Br

GENTLEMAN VALLEY (FR) (100) 3

B g Kapgarde (FR) - Richona (FR) The Megsons Mrs P. Souverain & Mr A. de Boisbrunet

5

11-4

David Bass Ben Pauling, Bourton-on-the-Water Jeremy Houghton - Houghtonart

TIMEFORM VIEW Expensive Kapgarde gelding who, on the back of falling pre-race and getting loose, still showed plenty when a rallying third on debut in a Catterick bumper (15.7f) in November. Worth a look. TFRHHHII BHA-

3 Br

LAVORANTE (IRE) (17) 23

5

Br g Milan - Pinkeen Lady (IRE) Mrs M. Devine Dan O’Connor

11-4

Jamie Moore Gary Moore, Horsham K M Elite Products Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW €32,000 3-y-o Milan gelding. Bred to stay well and he showed ability when a running on third on Rules/ bumper debut at Kempton (2m) earlier this month. No reason why he won’t step forward from that. TFRHHHHH BHA-

4 Br

LE CHIFFRE D’OR (FR) (-)

Gr g No Risk At All (FR) - Miss Vitoria (FR) Gordon & Su Hall E.A.R.L. de Faydeau

5

11-4

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Morson Group

TIMEFORM VIEW No Risk At All gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler Accomplice and French hurdler Tazmo. Dam maiden jumper. Of obvious interest on debut. TFRHHHHI BHA-

5 Br

NOT NOW INDIAN (FR) (-)

B g Indian Danehill (IRE) - Not Now Katie Mr C. J. Edwards Mr Richard Venn

5

11-4

Joshua Moore Chris Gordon, Winchester Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Indian Danehill gelding. Half-brother to 7.5f/9.5f winner abroad Not Now Dick. Dam lightly raced on Flat. TFRHHIII BHA-

6 Br

STORM DENNIS (IRE) (99) 6

B g Libertarian - Lady Eile (IRE) Mr D. S. Dennis Noel Fenton

5

11-4

Tom Cannon Chris Gordon, Winchester Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd

TIMEFORM VIEW Has just an ordinary pedigree but showed clear potential when sixth of 13 in a bumper at Ascot 99 days ago. More to come, so could play a part. TFRHHHHI BHA-

7 Br

LONG SYMPHONY (IRE) (-)

B g Mahler - Ashlings Princess (IRE) Miss Laura Horsfall John Kelleher

4

10-9

Sam Twiston-Davies Laura Horsfall, Towcester

TIMEFORM VIEW Mahler gelding. Half-brother to a point winner. Dam unraced half-sister to smart chaser (stayed 4m) Always Right. TFRHHIII BHA-

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ROMAN KNOWS (GB) (10) 33 BF

B g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Entre Nous (IRE) Greenwood/Tolhurst Brook Stud Bloodstock Ltd

4

10-9

Tom O’Brien Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Kingsclere Stud

TIMEFORM VIEW Flat-bred gelding who has hinted at ability in a couple of outings to date but has plenty of improvement to find if he’s to make a significant impact in this. TFRHHHII BHA2020: JETAWAY JOEY (IRE) 5 11 3 Aidan Coleman 2-1 (Olly Murphy) 7 ran Running for the first time since Gelding No. 5, 7.

DECLARED RUNNERS 8

Probable S.P’s: 10-3 Lavorante (IRE), 4-1 Gentleman Valley (FR), Le Chiffre d’Or (FR), 7-1 Storm Dennis (IRE), 15-2 Brave Kingdom (FR), 12-1 Roman Knows (GB), 14-1 Not Now Indian (FR), 22-1 Long Symphony (IRE)

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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 2.10 - THE GLEN SCOTIA SINGLE MALT HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) (For The Certain Justice Challenge Trophy) 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, the fifth £350, the sixth £350 and the seventh £350. for five yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-110 (also open to such horses rated 111 and 112 - see Standard Conditions). £33 stake if the horse is rated 84 or higher, or £6 stake if the horse is rated 83 or lower with £27 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 26th. Penalties, after February 20th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. The Certain Justice Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the winning connections but will be retained afterwards by Fontwell Park Racecourse. Farm & Stable Supplies LLP have kindly donated a prize for the person adjudged responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 16 entries, 2 at £6 and 14 at £33. Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3269; Second £1083; Third £542; Fourth £299; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280. (Penalty Value £4288.68) SEE PAGE 6 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.40 - THE ENJOY CHAMPAGNE PIAFF NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) (FOR THE JOSH GIFFORD CUP) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £7017 to the winning horse The second to receive £2060, the third £1030 and the fourth £515. for novice five yrs old and upwards. £54 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £10 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £44 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 26th. Lowest weight 10st 3lb; Highest weight 11st 8lb Penalties, after February 20th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. The Josh Gifford Cup will be awarded to the winning connections but will be retained afterwards by Fontwell Park Racecourse. Farm & Stable Supplies LLP have kindly donated a prize for the person adjudged responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 11 entries, 5 at £10 and 6 at £54. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £5349; Second £1772; Third £887; Fourth £443. (Penalty Value £7017.84) Weights raised 4lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 9 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 3.10 - THE LOCH LOMOND WHISKIES NATIONAL SPIRIT HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £28475 to the winning horse The second to receive £10685, the third £5350, the fourth £2665, the fifth £1340 and the sixth £670. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, February 22nd and pay £250 stake, Supplementary Entry by noon, February 25th and pay £2000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 26th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 7lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 3lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, after September 30th, 2019, a winner of a Listed or Grade 3 hurdle race 4lb Of a Grade 1 or Grade 2 hurdle race 6lb (Half penalties for wins achieved in Novices’ or Juvenile Hurdle Races in Great Britain and Ireland, and three-year-old only Hurdle Races in France). Farm & Stable LLP. Have kindly donated a prize for the person adjudged to be responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. THERE WILL BE A PARADE FOR THIS RACE. Runners will be led past the stands before cantering to the start. 8 entries at £250. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £21790; Second £8945; Third £4475; Fourth £2235; Fifth £1120; Sixth £560. (Penalty Value £28475) A SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.40 - THE CHAMPAGNE PIAFF 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, which have not won more than two hurdle races. Enter by noon, February 22nd and pay £29 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 26th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 7lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 3lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, for each hurdle race won 7lb. Farm & Stable LLP. Have kindly donated a prize for the person adjudged to be responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 21 entries at £29. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2873; Second £952; Third £476; Fourth £238. (Penalty Value £3768.84) SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 4.10 - THE PIAFF THE CHAMPAGNE OF THE OPEN HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £3768 to the winning horse The second to receive £1106, the third £553, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-115 (also open to such horses rated 116 and 117 - see Standard Conditions). £29 stake if the horse is rated 89 or higher, or £5 stake if the horse is rated 88 or lower with £24 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 26th. Penalties, after February 20th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. Farm & Stable LLP. Have kindly donated a prize for the person adjudged to be responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 19 entries, at £29. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2873; Second £952; Third £476; Fourth £296; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £3768.84) SEE PAGE 20 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.40 - THE TASTE CHAMPAGNE AT champagnepiaff.com OPEN HUNTERS’ STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 6) (For The Whitelaw Challenge Cup) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £1949 to the winning horse The second to receive £572, the third £286 and the fourth £143. for five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, February 22nd and pay £15 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 26th. Weights: 5-y-o 10st 13lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 2lb Mares allowed 7lb Penalties, after 2018, a winner of a steeple chase 4lb Of 2 steeple chases or of a Class 1 to Class 3 steeple chase 8lb (Half penalties for wins achieved in Novices’ and Maiden Hunters’ Steeple Chases in Great Britain or Ireland) NB: With reference to the 8lb penalty for at least two Chase wins, a horse may only claim a half penalty if all wins were in Novice or Maiden Hunters’ Steeple Chases. To be ridden by Professional Jockeys. Farm & Stable LLP. Have kindly donated a prize for the person adjudged to be responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. The British Horseracing Authority has modified Schedule (B)3 Paragraphs 24 and 26 for the purposes of this race to provide that horses will be qualified to run if they are qualified in Ireland and have a Hunters Certificate currently registered by the Stewards of the Irish National Hunt Steeple Chase Committee and which has not been cancelled. The British Horseracing Authority has modified Schedule (F)8 for the purposes of this race such that Paragraph 17.2.4 of Part J also includes all Pointto-Point Steeple Chases run in Ireland. 19 entries at £15. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £1486; Second £492; Third £246; Fourth £123. (Penalty Value £1949.40) HC SEE PAGE 24 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 5.10 - THE LIFE, WORTH CELEBRATING WITH CHAMPAGNE PIAFF MAIDEN OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 5) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £2274 to the winning horse The second to receive £667, the third £333 and the fourth £166. for maiden four, five and six yrs old only, which have not run under any recognised Rules of Racing, except National Hunt Flat races, Irish National Hunt Flat races or French AQPS Flat races. Enter by noon, February 22nd and pay £17 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. February 26th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 9lb; 5-y-o and 6-y-o 11st 4lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb. The Riders’ Allowances under paragraph 53 of the Weights and Handicapping Code may be claimed in this race. Farm & Stable LLP. Have kindly donated a prize for the person adjudged to be responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. ELIMINATION PROCEDURE - SEE the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code). 16 entries at £17. - Closed February 22nd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £1734; Second £574; Third £287; Fourth £144. (Penalty Value £2274.30) SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE.

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