Sandown Park Racecard - bet365 Jump Finale - Saturday 24th April 2021

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bet365 JUMP FINALE

SATURDAY 24 APRIL 2021


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THE JOCKEY CLUB WELCOMES YOU

A warm welcome to the 2021 bet365 Jump Finale, when we will see the champions of the season crowned alongside a superb card of jump racing action. Our thanks go to bet365 for their sponsorship today and it is exciting news that they will continue to support this fixture for the next three years. The congratulations of all at Sandown Park are with those who will become champions today, whether for the first time or just the latest. To come out on top in any season is an achievement worthy of praise, but to have done so having to contend with all the unexpected trials and tribulations that the pandemic has brought is a remarkable achievement by all concerned. We have a day of jump racing right out of the top drawer to look forward to with something for everyone. The Grade 1 bet365 Celebration Chase, won by some of the greatest two mile chasers in the history of the sport, will see speed to the fore. The bet365 Gold Cup will require stamina in abundance as we witness the latest renewal of one of racing’s most historic handicaps. Whether you are on course or watching on TV courtesy of ITV or Racing TV, I hope you enjoy today’s card and look forward to seeing you on course again before too long. PHIL WHITE London Region Director for Jockey Club Racecourses

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TODAY’S RACING FIRST RACE 1.55pm

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The bet365 Novices’ Championship Final Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) (1m 7f 216y)

10-12

SECOND RACE 2.30pm The bet365 Oaksey Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race) (For the Menorah Challenge Trophy) (2m 6f 164y)

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THIRD RACE 3.05pm

The bet365 Celebration Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (1m 7f 119y)

24-25

FOURTH RACE 3.40pm The bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (3m 4f 166y)

30-32

FIFTH RACE 4.15pm

The bet365 Select Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race) (2m 5f 110y)

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SIXTH RACE 4.50pm The bet365 Josh Gifford Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) (2m 4f 10y)

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SEVENTH RACE 5.25pm

The bet365 Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) (2m 3f 173y)

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TIMEFORM VIEW Excellent novice chase campaign last term and recent defeat of Politologue in 2m Cheltenham Grade 2 on return augurs well for his prospects at the highest level this winter. Leading claims. TFRHHHHH BHA163 3

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1. FORM

EXPERT VIEW

A quick way to see a horse’s past performance. These are its recent finishing positions.

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Look out for Letters: C = Has won at this course D = Has won over this distance CD = Has won over this distance at this course BF = Was a beaten favourite

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5. JOCKEY

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We can’t wait to welcome spectators back to Sandown Park. The first meeting that we are able to do so is scheduled as Evening Racing on Thursday 20th May 2021 followed by Coral Brigadier Gerard Evening on Thursday 27th May. The 2021 fixtures can be found here. When you return things will probably look a little different to your last racecourse visit so please do read and familiarise yourself with all the information here about returning to racing before you join us. Since we last saw you, The Jockey Club teams and our racecourses have pulled together to provide practical support to vulnerable members of our local communities, to volunteer and fundraise for charities and to provide venue facilities across our country for the NHS’s vaccination programme. We’ve also been racing safely behind closed doors for many months and have been in close liaison throughout with our industry colleagues, sporting authorities and the Government to share best practice and continue to provide a safe environment for your return to live racing. We’re looking forward to welcoming you safely back to Sandown Park. Please take a moment to read the following information ahead of your next raceday visit:

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FIRST RACE 1.55 THE bet365 NOVICES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE)

for novice four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £75000

Owners Prize Money. 1st £29460, 2nd £14730, 3rd £7365, 4th £3683, 5th £1838, 6th £923, 7th £458, 8th £233. (Penalty Value £38580) Weights raised 4lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (38 wins from 156 runners, 24%) runs LILLY PEDLAR Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (12 wins from 53 runners, 23%) runs CELESTIAL FORCE and FLIC OU VOYOU Longest Traveller: HERBIERS trained by O Greenall, Malpas, 184 miles.

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FLIC OU VOYOU (FR) (35) 113253 D BF

Br B g Kapgarde (FR) - Hillflower (FR) O Mr Colm Donlon B Mme Celine Sirven-Gualde

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Bryony Frost J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful 3-time 2m novice hurdle winner early this season. Form has levelled off and doesn’t look particularly well treated now handicapping (has a lot of experience for a novice). TFRHHHII BHA135

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ROCKSTAR RONNIE (IRE) (24) 12112 D BF

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Harry Skelton J Br B g Stowaway - Dimona (IRE) Dan Skelton, Alcester T O Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Rockstar Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Ltd S B Ronnie O’Neill

TIMEFORM VIEW Successful in his only point and left his hurdling debut effort well behind when scoring in good style at Kelso. Completed a simple task at Southwell and no disgrace in finishing second there latest. TFRHHHII BHA132

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PASVOLSKY (IRE) (35) 3-21121 D

Br Ch g Aizavoski (IRE) - Snowlaw (IRE) O The Augean Stables Syndicate B J. White

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Sam Twiston-Davies J Chris Gordon, Winchester T Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Plenty of experience in points but still displaying progressive form under Rules, gaining third win from 5 starts at Kempton a month ago. TFRHHHII BHA128

4 GET BACK GET BACK (IRE) (24) 161203 D Br B g Lord Shanakill (USA) - Bawaakeer (USA) O Get Back Get Back B Castlefarm Stud

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Nick Scholfield J Harry Fry, Seaborough T Citipost, Citipost S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair winner on Flat and successful in handicap hurdles at Uttoxeter and Plumpton last year. 4 lengths behind Rockstar Ronnie at Southwell back from a break latest but his jumping is a worry. TFRHHIII BHA128

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Tom Cannon J Br B g Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Clouds of Magellan (USA) Alan King, Barbury Castle T O HP Racing On To Victory Hare Group Ltd S B The Aston House Stud

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart on Flat, landing November Handicap last year. Successful in a maiden/novice either side of not being seen to best effort in the Betfair Hurdle and his mark looks very fair. TFRHHHHI BHA127

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ISOLATE (FR) (26) 2-31103 D

Br B g Maxios - Unaided O Noel Fehily Racing- Isolate B S.A.R.L. de Chambure

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Tom Bellamy J Alan King, Barbury Castle T Hare Group Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful on Flat and won novices at Taunton and Leicester during the autumn. Shaped better than the distances beaten suggest both starts since and been eased 2lb back in a handicap. TFRHHHII BHA126

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CELESTIAL FORCE (IRE) (21) 122132

Br B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Aquarelle Bleue O John and Jess Dance B Sunderland Holdings Inc

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Lorcan Williams (3) J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Vertem Asset Management S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful stayer on the Flat who won a pair of novice hurdles in the autumn at up to 19.7f. Had a breathing operation prior to excellent second at Newton Abbot but more needed in a handicap. TFRHHHII BHA125

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LILLY PEDLAR (GB) (28) 0/5-2323

Br B m Yeats (IRE) - Mathine (FR) O Hot To Trot Jumping B Mr J. L. Lightfoot

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Nico de Boinville J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Unibet S

TIMEFORM VIEW Out of a half-sister to Long Run and improved for step up to 20.5f when third in the Mares ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle Final on handicap debut at Newbury, running on after being snatched up. TFRHHHII BHA123 10


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TWOMINUTES TURKISH (IRE) (41) 56-124 D 6

Br Ch g Mahler - Kilbarry Cliche (IRE) O The Cabal B Con O’Keeffe

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Joshua Moore J Chris Gordon, Winchester T

TIMEFORM VIEW Left bumper form behind when making successful hurdles debut/reappearance at Fakenham. No match for Cadzand at Warwick but that form still reads well and his run at latter track since can be forgiven. TFRHHHII BHA122

10 SHELDON (IRE) (42) 4-43126 D Br Ch g Shantou (USA) - Feabhra (IRE) O Andrew Cocks And Tara Johnson B E. Phelan

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Kevin Jones (3) J Seamus Mullins, Amesbury T We Do Vans S

TIMEFORM VIEW In frame all starts in bumpers and confirmed hurdling debut promise when off the mark in 2m Fakenham novice in January. Second under a penalty at Exeter before a fair run in a gruelling race here. TFRHHIII BHA120

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David Bass J Ed de Giles, Ledbury T Ed de Giles Racing S

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TIMEFORM VIEW Showed fairly useful form completed start over hurdles in France last year. Just fair form in 3 chase starts after but fair start for new yard when second (albeit a distant one) at Stratford. TFRHHIII BHA117

Br B g Waldpark (GER) - Qualanke (FR) O The Nevers Racing Partnership B Jacques Cypres

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Paddy Brennan J Oliver Greenall, Malpas T Swansway, Smartplanner S

TIMEFORM VIEW French bumper winner who confirmed promise of hurdles debut when running out a comfortable winner at Hereford. Gritty display when making successful switch to handicaps at Ascot. Up 4lb. TFRHHHHI BHA122

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Br B g Tamayuz - She’s A Character O Owners Group 054 B R & R Bloodstock

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Bridget Andrews J Dan Skelton, Alcester T Owners Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Multiple-Flat winner who landed a Newcastle jumpers bumper in February. Displayed sharp turn of foot when successful on third hurdles start at Plumpton ad opening mark is fair. Tongue tied. TFRHHHII BHA117

14 ROYAUME UNI (IRE) (27) 04142 D BF Br B or Br g Galileo (IRE) - Night Lagoon (GER) O Mrs E. Avery B Coolmore

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Jamie Moore J Gary Moore, Horsham T K M Elite Products Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Ran to a useful level when winning on the Flat last month and improved on previous efforts over hurdles when second to Herbiers in a handicap at Ascot a month ago. More to come. TFRHHHHH BHA116 DECLARED RUNNERS 14 2020: MEETING ABANDONED Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 13. Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 9, 12. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7, 12. Stewards Note: ISOLATE: Following its run on 29/3/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely early-on. Probable S.P’s: 13-2 Celestial Force (IRE), 15-2 On To Victory (GB), Royaume Uni (IRE), 9-1 Gylo (IRE), 10-1 Rockstar Ronnie (IRE), 11-1 Herbiers (FR), 12-1 Lilly Pedlar (GB), 16-1 Flic Ou Voyou (FR), Pasvolsky (IRE), 18-1 Isolate (FR), Twominutes Turkish (IRE), 25-1 Sheldon (IRE), 33-1 Get Back Get Back (IRE), Faitque de L’Isle (FR)

PLAY SMARTER

The Ascot handicap in which ROYAUME UNI finished second to Herbiers a month ago could be the key piece of form here, with Gary Moore’s charge taken to reverse the placings this time. There’s clearly plenty of depth to this, with On To Victory, Lilly Pedlar and Rockstar Ronnie just a trio of potential threats.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.ROYAUME UNI (IRE) 2.HERBIERS (FR) 3.ON TO VICTORY

RACE RESULT

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Br Ch g Secret Singer (FR) - Naiade de L’Isle (FR) O DFA Racing (Donaldson, Currie, Edwards) B Mme Veronique Sayet


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Lord Oaksey

1929 - 2012

Today sees the seventh running of the bet365 Oaksey Steeple Chase, a Grade 2 race run over 2 miles 6 and a half furlongs, named after one of racing's great personalities. Lord (John) Oaksey was renowned as one of the best amateur jockeys of his era. His notable wins at Sandown Park included his first success under rules in 1956 aboard Pyrene, the Imperial Cup under Flaming East in 1958 and victory in the second ever running of the bet365 Gold Cup (then known as the Whitbread Gold Cup) with Taxidermist the same year. John was a hugely loved and respected personality who went on to lead a successful career in racing-focused journalism and broadcasting. The lasting legacy of Lord Oaksey lives on through his tireless work in founding and fundraising for the Injured Jockeys Fund, a charity inspired by two devastating accidents to former weighing room colleagues. Lady Oaksey, widow of the late Lord Oaksey; “John’s family are very pleased that bet365 and the Racecourse have decided to honour his name at the bet365 Jump Finale, particularly as Sandown Park was his favourite racecourse.”


KEY CONTENDER FACT FILE

FRODON PROFILE

Running in today’s bet365 Oaksey Chase, Frodon is one of the best-loved horses in training today. Trained by Paul Nicholls and regularly ridden by Bryony Frost, the Paul Vogt-owned chaser is a brave, versatile horse who has won a plethora of different races in his career, from two-mile hurdles in his native France to staying chases over three miles and further at Cheltenham, including a Festival victory when taking the spoils in the 2019 Ryanair Chase - one of the most popular wins of the last decade.

BIGGEST

NINE-YEAR-OLD

VICTORY

SIRE: NICKNAME (FR) DAM: MISS COUNTRY (FR)

KING GEORGE VI CHASE

BREEDER: PHILIPPE GASDOUE

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY

£946,870 £750,357 FROM WINS

With a high-class field that included dual winner and stablemate Clan Des Obeaux amongst others, this season’s King George was a race that contained the best of the best of British steeplechasing. Sent into a customary early lead by Bryony Frost, Frodon dictated the pace of the race, jumping with pinpoint accuracy and stretching his rivals. He still led approaching two out and after Frost asked him for his full effort, he stretched clear of his toiling rivals and held on well to win by two and a half lengths.

CAREER WINS OVER FENCES - 14 DATE 26 Dec 20 24 Oct 20 11 jan 20 14 Mar 19 26 Jan 19 15 Dec 18 28 Oct 18 27 Jan 18 25 Feb 17 05 Feb 17 10 Dec 16 05 Nov 16 30 Sep 16 16 Sep 16

RACE DISTANCE King George VI Chase (G1) 3m Handicap Chase (C2) 3m 1f Silviniaco Conti Chase (G2) 2m 4½f Ryanair Chase (G1) 2m 4½f Cotswold Chase (G2) 3m 1½f Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (G3) 2m 4½f Old Roan Chase (G2) 2m 4f Handicap Chase (G3) 2m 5f Pendil Novices’ Chase (G2) 2m 4½f Novices’ Chase (C3) 2m 4f Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (G3) 2m 5f Rising Stars Novices’ Chase (G2) 2m 4f Novices’ Chase (C4) 2m 5f Novices’ Chase (C3) 2m ½f

COURSE WEIGHT Kempton Park 11-10 Cheltenham 11-12 Kempton Park 11-6 Cheltenham 11-10 Cheltenham 11-6 Cheltenham 11-12 Aintree 11-7 Cheltenham 11-7 Kempton Park 11-5 Musselburgh 11-5 Cheltenham 10-10 Wincanton 10-13 Fontwell 10-13 Newton Abbot 10-5

SP 20/1 9/2 5/4 9/2 9/4 7/1 9/2 9/2 8/11F 4/9F 14/1 5/2 4/6F 4/9F

TRAINER P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls P Nicholls

JOCKEY RUNNERS B Frost 9 B Frost 10 B Frost 5 B Frost 12 B Frost 6 B Frost 12 B Frost (3) 8 B Frost (5) 14 S Twiston-Davies 4 S Twiston-Davies 4 S Twiston-Davies 16 H Cobden 3 S Twiston-Davies 4 S Twiston-Davies 5

KEY STATS 14 wins from 31 starts over fences

Official Rating of 167 - in the top 10 chasers in Britain

9-time Graded winner

CONNECTIONS TRAINER

OWNER

JOCKEY

Paul Nicholls

Paul Vogt

Bryony Frost


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FACTS & STATS THE bet365 OAKSEY CHASE RACE DESCRIPTION Grade 2 races are high class contests and only bettered by a Grade 1, so expect to see some top notch horses lining up here. Initially, the weights in this two mile, six and a half furlong steeple chase for five-year-olds and upwards are allocated on the basis of age and sex, before penalties are awarded to horses which have won above a certain level prior to taking part here. These range from 4lb for a Listed or Grade 3 victory to 6lb for a Grade 1 or 2 success. PREVIOUS

GRADE 2

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, SIX FURLONGS AND 164 YARDS

BLACK CORTON

21 FENCES TO BE JUMPED

In an impressive showing, the Paul Nichollstrained Black Corton put in an exhibition of jumping under Bryony Frost to take another Graded success after a season of second-placed finishes. Prominently positioned throughout the race, the eightyear-old made his way to the front three fences from home and none of his rivals could go with him approaching the last as Black Corton drew eleven lengths clear of the field to win well.

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£42,000

£23,919 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM WINNER Race Cancelled P222 Black Corton 3114 Top Notch 23 Menorah P3 Menorah 1285 Menorah P05 Menorah

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Paul Nicholls Nicky Henderson Philip Hobbs Philip Hobbs Philip Hobbs Philip Hobbs

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LAST RACE (NO.DAYS)

2nd Kelso Listed Chase (56) 4th Ascot Chase (70) 3rd Long Distance Hurdle (155) 3rd Aintree Listed Chase (140) 5th Aintree Bowl Chase (16) 5th Aintree Bowl Chase (23)

KEY TRENDS None of the winners won last time out

All of the winners either run at Aintree or had been off over 56 days

All of the winners were priced 5/1 or shorter

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers and Jockeys with some of the strongest records in the race.

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Nicky Henderson

Bryony Frost

1 winner

1 winner

Today Nicky saddles Mister Fisher

Today Bryony rides Frodon


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SECOND RACE 2.30 THE bet365 OAKSEY STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (For the Menorah Challenge Trophy) (GBB RACE)

for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £42000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £18304, 2nd £7514, 3rd £3759, 4th £1877. (Penalty Value £23919)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (38 wins from 156 runners, 24%) runs MISTER FISHER Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (12 wins from 65 runners, 18%) runs BORN SURVIVOR Longest Traveller: MILITARIAN trained by Andrew Martin, Chipping Norton, 151 miles.

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horse

FRODON (FR) (36) 14-1415

Br B g Nickname (FR) - Miss Country (FR) O Mr P. J. Vogt B Mr Philippe Gasdoue

age

st-lb

9

11-6

Bryony Frost J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Looked as good as ever when making all in the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day. Stamina stretched upped to 26.3f in the Gold Cup last time and will take some catching back down in trip here. TFRHHHHI BHA167

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MISTER FISHER (IRE) (16) 14-P1PU

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Br B g Jeremy (USA) - That’s Amazing (IRE) O James & Jean Potter Ltd B Joe Kenny

11-6

Nico de Boinville J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Potter Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Back on track with gutsy victory in the 2 1/2m Peterborough Chase (staged at Cheltenham) in December. Failed to complete both starts since, but will be a big threat if his jumping passes the test here. TFRHHHHH BHA162

3

BORN SURVIVOR (IRE) (26) 040001 D

10

11-0

Br B g King’s Theatre (IRE) - Bob’s Flame (IRE) O Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes B Liam Brady

Harry Skelton J Dan Skelton, Alcester T H & C Group Ltd S

4 MILITARIAN (GB) (16) 450-30P D

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TIMEFORM VIEW Smart chaser who ended a losing run of almost 2 years when landing a Stratford handicap (22.6f) last month. Much more on his plate this time, but likely to give a good account all the same. TFRHHHII BHA144

Br B g Kayf Tara - Mille Et Une (FR) O Mr Andrew J. Martin B Netherfield House Stud

11-0

Mr James Martin J Andrew Martin, Chipping Norton T Andy Martin Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Established as a useful handicap chaser, but has largely struggled since landing a handicap at Ascot early last season and he faces a stiff task here. TFRHIIII BHA133 DECLARED RUNNERS 4 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 4. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1. Probable S.P’s: 8-11 Frodon (FR), 9-4 Mister Fisher (IRE), 15-2 Born Survivor (IRE), 50-1 Militarian (GB)

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Having failed to complete the last twice, MISTER FISHER will need to produce a more assured round of jumping in order to master the spring-heeled Frodon round here. That said, the 7-y-o barely touched a twig when scoring at Cheltenham in December and, if able to reproduce that form, he could prove more than a match for Frodon, who had a tough race in the Gold Cup. Born Survivor is third choice.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.MISTER FISHER (IRE) 2.FRODON (FR) 3.BORN SURVIVOR (IRE)

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THE BATTLE TO BE CHAMPION JOCKEY This year’s quest to become Champion jockey has seen two brilliant pilots going toe to toe and the way that both Harry Skelton and Brian Hughes have approached that mission from two very different positions encapsulates everything great about our sport. There is no right way to ride winners and this year’s results suggest you can both be successful as a retained stable jockey for a big operation and also as a rider who works almost in a freelance manner. Harry Skelton has brought a real desire when it comes to being the best and that is proven in his quest to be Champion jockey, a desire mirrored by Brian Hughes, last year’s champion after beating four-time Champion jockey and all-round brilliant horseman Richard Johnson, who retired just a few weeks ago - we all certainly wish him the very best in his next venture out of the saddle. Hughes has an excellent relationship with powerful Northern trainer Donald McCain and last week, McCain described the championship race as a ‘David and Goliath’ situation due to the quality of rides Harry Skelton gets from his trainer and brother Dan Skelton. Despite Skelton having arguably the better rides in the context of the wider National Hunt scene in Britain, Brian Hughes picks up a lot of potential winning rides from Northern trainers due to him being one of the best and most knowledgeable riders around those tracks, making the most of the opportuinities closer to home. McCain’s comments weren’t unjust as in the 2020/2021 season, Harry Skelton has ridden over 150 winners for his brother, whereas in that same time he’d only ridden 16 winners for other trainers. If you compare this to Brian Hughes, he has ridden 57 winners for his main employer Donald McCain and has ridden winners for 26 separate other trainers this season. The difference in how they have both got to 140+ winners is remarkable and is fantastic for the sport, highlighting the many routes to success. Only two days before this meeting, Harry Skelton secured his first Champion jockey title a huge achievement and it must have been all the sweeter considering it went right down to the wire. Despite this, there have been some memorable moments to reflect on for both jockeys and with the firepower the Skeltons have, it’s probably a matter of how many more winners will come, rather than if they will have any. In terms of 'Harry's highlights' this year, Allmankind has been a revelation over fences since making the switch and won the King Henry VIII here at Sandown Park before adding to his Grade 1 victory with two Grade 2s, one at Warwick and then another at Ayr last week. Spanish-bred Nube Negra was an agonising second at Cheltenham in the Queen Mother Champion Chase behind Put The Kettle On, after he had dispatched Altior in fine style at Kempton Park in the Desert Orchid earlier in the season, but bids to go one better at Punchestown. Skelton has also been on board upcoming stars like My Drogo, a


horse who looks to be the most promising novice hurdler this side of the Irish sea after his victory in the Grade 1 Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree. Brian Hughes has not ridden as many winners at the very top level, but one of his more notable was his victory aboard Lake View Lad in the Grade 2 Many Clouds Chase at Aintree back in December of last year. The then ten-year-old beat home a whole host of former Cheltenham Festival winners, including Frodon, who was the subsequent King George winner, and Native River. Hughes gave Neil Alexander's charge a superb ride on what must have felt an eternally long run in, with no fences being jumped in the home straight due to the low sun. He has ridden some promising looking horses for Donald McCain this year too, such as Bareback Jack, who will more than likely become a Graded performer next season.

Allmankind

Lake View Lad

Ultimately, what this year’s jockey championship has done is revive some of the memories of the old Richard Johnson vs AP McCoy magic and continue the drama we've seen in recent times. Often the jockeys' championship can be overlooked in individual riders' quests for one winner on the big day and to see someone like Harry Skelton go and give it his all is brilliant to see. Brian Hughes has been more than a worthy competitor and although he won’t be making it back to back victories, that doesn’t mean to say he hasn’t had what is clearly a sensational season. It’s been a real battle between two jockeys at the very top of their game and recently, every race they have been in together has felt like a World Cup Final. One such race came recently at Hexham where Dazzling Glory defeated the Hughes-ridden Geronimo in a head bobber for Skelton after a ding-dong battle up the run in. It was fine performance from both jockeys that really showed how much it means to them and is ultimately reflective of the contest they've had all season. Congratulations to Harry Skelton, the 2020/21 Champion Jump Jockey!

Skelton (l) and Hughes (r) head to head once again


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FACTS & STATS THE bet365 CELEBRATION CHASE RACE DESCRIPTION

The highest class race this afternoon is a Grade 1 steeple chase for four-year-olds and upwards to be run over two miles and five furlongs. Grade 1 races are the equivalent of the Premier League in football, quite simply there is no higher level, so these types of races usually attract the crème de la crème from Britain and Ireland and occasionally France. There are no penalties in a Grade 1 race with each runner carrying 11st 7lb although fillies and mares do receive a 7lb allowance.

GRADE 1

PREVIOUS

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RUN OVER ONE MILE, SEVEN FURLONGS AND 119 YARDS

ALTIOR

For the third year in succession, Altior rose highest in the bet365 Celebration Chase, taking his tenth Grade 1 triumph in typically strong-staying style. Jumping boldly on the front end of the contest under usual partner Nico De Boinville, Altior had to work hard to repel the challenge of old rival Sceau Royal but he pulled out more after the last to draw two and a half lengths clear at the line and chalk up a bet365 Celebration Chase hat-trick, his trainer’s fourth in a row.

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

FORM WINNER Race Cancelled 1111 Altior 11 Altior 1111 Altior 111 Sprinter Sacre 413 Special Tiara 1111 Sire De Grugy 2141 Sire De Grugy 5511 Sanctuaire 9165 French Opera

AGE WEIGHT 9 8 7 10 8 8 7 6 8

11-7 11-7 11-7 11-7 11-7 11-7 11-2 11-2 11-2

SP

1/6F 2/11F 30/100F 11/10F 3/1F 2/7F 6/1 9/2 2/1

TRAINER

RUNNERS

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Nicky Henderson Nicky Henderson Nicky Henderson Nicky Henderson H De Bromhead (Ire) Gary Moore Gary Moore Paul Nicholls Nicky Henderson

5 1st Champion Chase (45) 6 1st Champion Chase (45) 4 1st Arkle Novices’ Chase (46) 6 1st Champion Chase (45) 7 3rd Champion Chase (45) 6 1st Champion Chase (45) 10 1st Stratford Novice Chase (6) 8 1st Sandown Park Novice Chase (49) 6 5th Melling Chase (15)

All of the last six winners were sent off favourite

All of the last 9 winners had no longer than 49 days off the track

KEY TRENDS 5 of the last 6 winners had run in the Champion Chase

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

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Nicky Henderson

Nico De Boinville

5 winners

4 winners

Today Nicky saddles Altior

Today Nico rides Altior


1m 7f 119y

THIRD RACE 3.05 THE bet365 CELEBRATION STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £115000

Owners Prize Money. 1st £50117, 2nd £20574, 3rd £10293, 4th £5141, 5th £2576, 6th £1288. (Penalty Value £65492.50)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (38 wins from 156 runners, 24%) runs ALTIOR Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (12 wins from 53 runners, 23%) runs DOLOS and GREANETEEN Fancy That: N Henderson won this race in 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The stable runs ALTIOR today. Longest Traveller: PUT THE KETTLE ON & ORNUA trained by H De Bromhead, Ireland.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor Br Breeding

colours no

1

horse

ALTIOR (IRE) (118) 111/21-2 CD BF

Br B g High Chaparral (IRE) - Monte Solaro (IRE) O Mrs Patricia Pugh B Paddy Behan

age

st-lb

11

11-7

Nico de Boinville J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Unibet S

TIMEFORM VIEW Outstanding on his day, winner of 15 of his 17 starts over fences, including the last 3 runnings of this, but he was below par on return at Kempton in December. Now tried in cheekpieces. TFRHHHII BHA169

2

DOLOS (FR) (62) 14-4426 CD

8

Br B g Kapgarde (FR) - Redowa (FR) O Mrs Johnny de la Hey B P. De Maleissye Melun

11-7

Harry Skelton J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Very smart chaser who has finished out of the first two just once from 5 starts over fences here. However, he was last of 6 behind Sceau Royal in the Game Spirit at Newbury last time. TFRHIIII BHA158

3

GREANETEEN (FR) (38) 14-1234 D

7

Br B g Great Pretender (IRE) - Manson Teene (FR) O Chris Giles B Mr Bertrand Compignie

11-7

Bryony Frost J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive chaser who was runner-up in the C&D Tingle Creek in December. Just 2 lengths adrift of Put The Kettle On when fourth in the Champion Chase, but this demands a clear career-best. TFRHHHII BHA164

4 NUTS WELL (GB) (15) 113-112 D Br B g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Renada O Mr Ian Hamilton B Chesters Stud Ltd

10

11-7

Danny McMenamin J Ann Hamilton, Newcastle Upon Tyne T I & A Hamilton S

TIMEFORM VIEW Has improved again this season, landing the Old Roan at Aintree (2 1/2m) on return in October and second in the Melling Chase over the same C&D recently. Still, he’s likely to find a few too good here. TFRHHIII BHA159

5

ORNUA (IRE) (15) 234351 D

Br Ch g Mahler - Merry Heart (IRE) O John J Phelan/Syed Momin B Mr Brett Merry

10

11-7

Rachael Blackmore J Henry de Bromhead, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner of the Grade 1 Maghull Novices’ Chase at Aintree 2 years ago, but has subsequently failed to match that form and yard saddles a far stronger candidate in Put The Kettle On. TFRHIIII BHA149

6

SCEAU ROYAL (FR) (38) 124F15 CD

9

Br B g Doctor Dino (FR) - Sandside (FR) O Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede B Mr Guy Vimont

11-7

Daryl Jacob J Alan King, Barbury Castle T Ptarmigan Media Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Very smart hurdler/chaser who won the Game Spirit at Newbury in February. Unlucky in the Champion Chase next time (going well when nearly brought down 3 out) and a bold show is on the cards. TFRHHHHH BHA163

7

PUT THE KETTLE ON (IRE) (38) 211-131 D

Br B m Stowaway - Name For Fame (USA) O One For Luck Racing Syndicate B Butlersgrove Stud

7

11-0

Aidan Coleman J Henry de Bromhead, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Tough and consistent mare who made it 4-4 at Cheltenham with a gritty display in the Champion Chase at last month’s Festival. Another career-best required here, but she won’t go down without a fight. TFRHHHHI BHA160 DECLARED RUNNERS 7 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 1. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2. Probable S.P’s: 9-4 Put The Kettle On (IRE), 11-4 Altior (IRE), 7-2 Sceau Royal (FR), 15-2 Greaneteen (FR), 14-1 Nuts Well (GB), 40-1 Ornua (IRE), 50-1 Dolos (FR)

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SCEAU ROYAL was beaten by Altior in the latest running of this in 2019 (and on the 3 other occasions that they’ve met), but is taken to emerge on top this time. He was travelling at least as well as eventual winner Put The Kettle On when nearly brought down 3 out in the Champion Chase, a race he may well have won granted better luck. Altior has something to prove on the back of his Kempton defeat.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.SCEAU ROYAL (FR) 2.PUT THE KETTLE ON (IRE) 3.ALTIOR (IRE)

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THE bet365 GOLD CUP HISTORY & HIGHLIGHTS

As we reach the end of our National Hunt season, Sandown Park hosts its annual end of season two-day card. It features some brilliant flat racing before the jumps take centre stage on the Saturday. An excellent card is headlined by the bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase, run over three miles and five furlongs for five-year-olds or older. First run in 1957, the race now enters its 64th year but after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of last year's renewal, it is now hosting its 63rd renewal. 1957 saw the inaugural race taken by Much Obliged and jockey Johnny East. Back then the race was known as the Whitbread Gold Cup, due to it being sponsored by Whitbread Brewers. Chairman Colonel Bill Whitbread had actually ridden in the Grand National twice as an amateur jockey. Neville Crump went on to win the race in 1963 and then again in 1964, with Hoodwinked and Dormant. He was quite the trainer, winning two National Hunt trainers championships, three Grand Nationals, five Scottish Nationals and of course a hattrick of Whitbread Gold Cups. His dominance in the National Hunt sphere, combined with his success in this race shows its importance to trainers - it is a race that has a rich history and has been won by some of the best horses of the last century. Talking of great horses, none other than Arkle 'himself' won the race in 1965 carrying a record 12st 7lb - another tremendous achievement for arguably the greatest racehorse to ever step foot on a racecourse. He did it after winning the 1965 Gold Cup at Cheltenham and was unbeaten in all five starts during the 1965/66 season. Arkle went off a short price favourite at 4/9 but obliged by an eased down 5 lengths. It was the third victory in what would become an eight-race winning streak before he was eventually beaten at Newbury by half a length.

Arkle soars over the last ahead of Mill House in the 1965 renewal.


The race’s most successful trainer, Fulke Walwyn, registered his second victory in the race with Mill House two years later. It was to be his last major win after being plagued by a series of back injuries, which ultimately stopped him the following year, instead the race was won by Larbawn. Larbawn was trained in 1968 by Macer Grifford but in 1969 the baton was passed to Josh Gifford, who managed to train Larbawn to another success in the race the following year. Rather suitably, Gifford now has a race named after him on this very same card. 1984 served up one of the most memorable finishes, which epitomized what horse racing is all about. Diamond Edge was returning to the race to try and be the first to make to make it a hat-trick of wins in the race and looked to have things sewn up 100 yards out, until Special Cargo and Kevin Mooney came from the clouds to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Given a brilliant ride, he was held up out the back and came with an exhilarating late run to beat his stable mate. Owned by the Queen Mother, it was a fantastic victory and gave Fulke Walwyn the 1-2 in a race he loved to win - he is the race's winningmost trainer with an amazing seven victories in the bet365 Gold Cup.

Special Cargo

Desert Orchid

It was four years later that another racing great took home the spoils. Four King Georges, amongst numerous other unbelievable achievements, underpinned the great Desert Orchid's career and he was a horse who was loved and adored by many. His win in the race in 1988 saw a brilliant ride by jockey Simon Sherwood, who was merely playing with his rivals coming to the last and when it looked like it might be a tight finish, he simply kicked clear again to win going away despite carrying the welterweight of 11st 11lb. This win came a year before his famous 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup Win, which further secured his place in racing folklore. In more recent history, Topsham Bay and Ad Hoc became the next two horses to win the race twice in the 1990s and early 2000s, joining the likes of Larbawn and Diamond Edge. Ruby Walsh rode Ad Hoc to victory on both occasions for trainer Paul Nicholls who has also won the race in 2012 and 2015 courtesy of Tidal Bay and Just A Par, making him the trainer to fear in modern times. in 2008, our partners bet365 took over as regular sponsor of the race and Monkerhostin was the inaugural bet365 Gold CUp winner for Philip Hobbs and the recently retired riding great, Richard Johnson. There have been plenty of brilliant contests in the bet365 Gold Cup since, but perhaps Sean and Peter Bowen's family success in 2017, where Henllan Harri defied monster odds of 40/1 to win by the narrowest of heads to Vyta Du Roc was the most thrilling of all the reenewals in the last decade. After we sadly missed the contest in 2020 it will be fantastic to see a new name engraved on the bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase trophy this afternoon - it's another superb contest in prospect.


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FACTS & STATS THE bet365 GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE RACE DESCRIPTION

This historic event is a handicap steeple chase for five-year-olds and upwards run over three miles, four and a half furlongs. Unlike most other handicaps there are no ratings restriction here, so some classy performers may be tempted to take part in a race that has a rich history. However, the same principle of handicapping exists, so a horse officially rated 147, such as Potterman, carries 5lb more than the likes of Smooth Stepper, Irish Prophecy and The Young Master, all rated 142.

GRADE 3 HANDICAP

PREVIOUS

WINNER

RUN OVER THREE MILES, FOUR FURLONGS AND 166 YARDS

TALKISCHEAP Ridden expertly by Wayne Hutchinson, the seven-year-old Talkischeap ran out a very impressive winner for trainer Alan King and owner Charles Dingwall. The young stayer travelled sweetly throughout and was produced to perfection over the last and powered clear to win by ten lengths, with two previous winners of the race - The Young Master and Step Back - chasing him home in second and third respectively.

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TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

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£64,710 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP Race Cancelled 2125 Talkischeap 7 10-11 7/1 231 Step Back 8 10-0 7/1 5123 Henllan Harri 9 10-0 40/1 U463 The Young Master 7 10-12 8/1 4203 Just A Par 8 10-0 14/1 2U10 Hadrian’s Approach 7 11-0 10/1 771 Quentin Collonges 9 10-12 14/1 3254 Tidal Bay 11 11-12 9/1 76U Poker De Sivola 8 10-12 11/1

TRAINER

RUNNERS

Alan King 15 Mark Bradstock 20 Peter Bowen 13 Neil Mulholland 20 Paul Nicholls 20 Nicky Henderson 19 Henry Daly 19 Paul Nicholls 19 Ferdy Murphy (IRE) 18

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS)

5th Kempton Handicap Chase (63) 1st Fakenham Novice Chase (21) 3rd Ffos Las Handicap Chase (20) 3rd Ultima Handicap Chase (46) 3rd Chepstow Handicap Chase (19) Unpl. Ultima Handicap Chase (46) 1st Grimthorpe Chase (56) 4th Liverpool Hurdle (16) UR Scottish Grand National (7)

KEY TRENDS 8 of the last 9 winners have been nine years old or younger

All of the last 9 winners ran within the last 63 days

Only Tidal Bay has carried more than 11st to victory since 2005

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

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Paul Nicholls

Sean Bowen

2 winners

2 winners

Today Paul saddles Enrilo

Today Sean rides Crosspark


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FOURTH RACE 3.40 THE bet365 GOLD CUP HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE) for five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £115000

Owners Prize Money. 1st £49496, 2nd £20401, 3rd £10201, 4th £5106, 5th £2553, 6th £1277, 7th £633, 8th £322. (Penalty Value £64710.50) Weights raised 19lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): P Nicholls (18 wins from 170 runners, 11%) runs ENRILO Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (12 wins from 53 runners, 23%) runs ENRILO Fancy That: P Nicholls won this race in 2012 and 2015. The stable runs ENRILO today. Longest Traveller: PLAN OF ATTACK trained by H De Bromhead, Ireland.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor Br Breeding

colours no

1

horse

CROSSPARK (GB) (27) 2222P2

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

age

st-lb

11

11-12

Sean Bowen J Caroline Bailey, Holdenby T Caroline Bailey Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winless this season but he continues to knock firmly on the door, finding only one too good for a fifth time at Ascot (3m) last month. One for the shortlist with his stamina proven. TFRHHHII BHA150

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POTTERMAN (GB) (147) 02122U

8

Br B g Sulamani (IRE) - Polly Potter O James & Jean Potter Ltd B James & Jean Potter

11-9

Tom Cannon J Alan King, Barbury Castle T Potter Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Scored at Market Rasen (3m) in August but off since unseated 13th in Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November. Sort to go well granted this stamina test and he’s not taken lightly after his break. TFRHHHHI BHA147

3

EL PRESENTE (GB) (30) 131113

8

Br B g Presenting - Raitera (FR) O Davies Pilkington Yarborough Brooke B R. D. & Mrs J. S. Chugg

11-9

David Bass J Kim Bailey, Cheltenham T Kim Bailey Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner 4 times after wind surgery in first half of the season, landing Wincanton handicap in November. Good third after 5 months off at Ludlow (3m) last month. Not dismissed now stepping up in trip. TFRHHHII BHA147

4 ENRILO (FR) (62) 13-21P1 C

7

Br Bl g Buck’s Boum (FR) - Rock Treasure (FR) O Martin Broughton & Friends 4 B Mme Daniela Airaldi

11-5

Harry Skelton J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdle winner who has quickly reached that level over fences, winning with bit up his sleeve on handicap bow at Newbury (3m) in February. Remains with potential over long trips. Interesting. TFRHHHHH BHA143

5

SMOOTH STEPPER (GB) (34) 61-5551

Br B g Alflora (IRE) - Jazzy Refrain (IRE) O Mr S Brackenbury B Paul Zetter

12

11-4

Harry Bannister J Alex Hales, Edgecote T Lactodorum Contracts Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran chaser who got back on track with win in 3m handicap at Carlisle 34 days ago. Up 5lb and in a deeper race now, however, so others appeal more. TFRHHHII BHA142

6

IRISH PROPHECY (IRE) (27) 203213 C

Br B g Azamour (IRE) - Prophets Honor (FR) O Mr N. Mustoe B Mr N. Mustoe

8

11-4

Tom Bellamy J Emma Lavelle, Marlborough T Hatherden Horse Transport S

TIMEFORM VIEW Enjoying a good spell over fences and landed 23f Taunton handicap in November. Not disgraced after over 4 months off back over hurdles at Ascot last time. No forlorn hope returned to this sphere. TFRHHHII BHA142

7

THE YOUNG MASTER (GB) (237) 32/PU-3P CD 12

Br B g Echo of Light - Fine Frenzy (IRE) O Mike Burbidge & The Old Masters B Brendan Boyle

11-4

Kevin Brogan (5) J Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke T Upton Viva Stud S

TIMEFORM VIEW Likeable veteran who ran a cracker to finish third over fences at Uttoxeter in July. Had wind op before pulled up at Perth only run since, but he has won off a break before so not totally discounted. TFRHHHII BHA142

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CAP DU NORD (FR) (28) 41235P C

8

11-2

Nick Scholfield J Br Br g Voix du Nord (FR) - Qualite Controlee (FR) Christian Williams, Bridgend T O The Can’t Say No Partnership NAF S B S.C.E.A. Raymond Jean-Christian

TIMEFORM VIEW Form hit new heights this season, successful at Newbury (2m6f) in November prior to solid in-theframe efforts in stronger company. Pulled up over hurdles last time but sort to bounce back. TFRHHHII BHA140 30


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GOLAN FORTUNE (IRE) (35) 314340 C

Br B g Golan (IRE) - Ballyknock Alainn (IRE) O Phil and Xia Middleton B B. Higgins

9

11-2

Tom Scudamore J Phil Middleton, Aylesbury T

TIMEFORM VIEW Made winning start over fences in 3m Ludlow novice chase and in good form after until tailed off in Midlands National at Uttoxeter. Weighted to have a say if refitted cheekpieces spark a resurgence. TFRHHHHI BHA140

10 KITTY’S LIGHT (GB) (28) 134301

5

Br B g Nathaniel (IRE) - Daraiyna (FR) O R J Bedford & All Stars Sports Racing B The Daraiyna Syndicate

11-1

Jack Tudor (3) J Christian Williams, Bridgend T

TIMEFORM VIEW Has enjoyed a fine first season over fences, tongue strap on when landing 3m2f handicap at Kelso last month. Up 4lb but not taken lightly with this longer trip sure to show him in a better light. TFRHHHHI BHA139

11 PLAN OF ATTACK (IRE) (37) 34-PP0F Br B g Court Cave (IRE) - Loadsofability (IRE) O Mr A. Halsall B Mrs Claire Doyle

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11-0

Rachael Blackmore J Henry de Bromhead, Ireland T

TIMEFORM VIEW Very useful Irish chaser who was running well in first-time blinkers when falling three out in Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f). Headgear retained. Can make his presence felt off same mark for top yard. TFRHHHHI BHA138

12 LARRY (GB) (19) 421/00-P C

8

Br B g Midnight Legend - Gaspaisie (FR) O Galloping On The South Downs Partnership B Cotley Hill Stud

10-12

Jamie Moore J Gary Moore, Horsham T K M Elite Products Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual winner over fences, including here, in 2018/19 but very lightly raced since and well below par. Back from 16-month absence now with plenty to prove. TFRHHIII BHA136 (-4)

13 CHECKITOUT (IRE) (21) F26110 Br B g Salutino (GER) - Akasha (IRE) O Mills & Mason Partnership B Ronald O’Neill

7

10-11

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Looked a chaser on the up with back-to-back 3m wins at Southwell and Ludlow in the spring but only eighth in handicap at Haydock three weeks ago. Faces no easy ask here. TFRHHIII BHA135

14 DOING FINE (IRE) (35) 516310 CD

13

10-11

James Best J Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke T

TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran C&D winner but well held after 4 months off in Midlands National at Uttoxeter last month. Goes well round here though so it would come as no surprise to see him bounce back. TFRHHHII BHA135

15 BOB MAHLER (IRE) (23) PPP3B4 Br B g Mahler - Cooladurragh (IRE) O Bolingbroke, Bunch, Howard & Sutton B Mr P. Moroney

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10-8

A. P. Heskin J Warren Greatrex, Upper Lambourn T ACP Worldwide Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful staying chaser at his best who hinted at a revival when fourth at Ffos Las (3m4f) earlier in the month. Cheekpieces go back on now and he’s not totally dismissed off a reduced mark. TFRHHHII BHA132

16 SUPREME ESCAPE (IRE) (30) P-01P51 Br B g Milan - Silent Whisper (IRE) O Walters Plant, Spiers & Hartwell, PT Eng B Thomas Bruton

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10-0

Tom O’Brien J Evan Williams, Llancarfan T

TIMEFORM VIEW Low-mileage 7-y-o who got back on track when landing 3m6f handicap at Chepstow last month. This is much tougher though and he’s 3lb out of the handicap too. TFRHHIII BHA121 DECLARED RUNNERS 16 Blinkers worn by No. 11. Tongue Strap worn by No. 10, 12, 14. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. Stewards Note: CAP DU NORD: Following its run on 27/3/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run. LARRY: Following its run on 5/4/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. CHECKITOUT: Following its run on 3/4/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too soon after its last run. Probable S.P’s: 11-2 Plan of Attack (IRE), 6-1 Kitty’s Light (GB), 15-2 Enrilo (FR), 17-2 El Presente (GB), 11-1 Crosspark (GB), Golan Fortune (IRE), 12-1 Potterman (GB), 18-1 Smooth Stepper (GB), 25-1 Irish Prophecy (IRE), 28-1 Cap du Nord (FR), Supreme Escape (IRE), 33-1 Checkitout (IRE), Bob Mahler (IRE), 40-1 The Young Master (GB), Doing Fine (IRE), 50-1 Larry (GB)

PLAY SMARTER

Lots with chances. Paul Nicholls’ ENRILO remains relatively unexposed over fences and is fancied to take a big step forward now tackling a marathon trip on just his second handicap start. Irish-raider Plan of Attack was still going well when falling three out in the Kim Muir and is feared most, although a good case can also be made for the returning Potterman and well-weighted Golan Fortune.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.ENRILO (FR) 2.PLAN OF ATTACK (IRE) 3.POTTERMAN

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FACTS & STATS THE bet365 SELECT HURDLE RACE DESCRIPTION

Another high-class Grade 2 contest on today’s card, this time a two mile, five and a half furlong hurdle race for four-year-olds and upwards. This race, again much like the other Graded contests today, has the weights allocated on the basis of age and sex, before penalties are awarded to horses which have won above a certain level prior to taking part here. These range from 4lb for a Listed or Grade 2 victory to 6lb for a Grade 1 or Grade 2 success.

GRADE 2

PREVIOUS

WINNER

RUN OVER TWO MILES, FIVE FURLONGS AND 110 YARDS

YOUNEVERCALL In front from flagfall under David Bass, Younevercall was still there come the finishing post for trainer Kim Bailey, giving a superb display of jumping and staying power to take his first success at Graded level. Despite the close attentions of classy rivals On The Blind Side and Black Op turning for home, Younevercall had kept plenty in the tank for the climb up the hill and powered clear of his tiring rivals in the final two furlongs to win by nine lengths at the line.

11 HURDLES TO BE JUMPED

TOTAL PRIZE FUND OF

£42,000

£23,919 TO THE WINNER

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

FORM WINNER AGE WEIGHT SP Race Cancelled 218 Younevercall 8 11-0 9/4F 3132 Call Me Lord 5 11-0 6/4J 3325 L’Ami Serge 7 11-0 7/2 2FU2 Ptit Zig 7 11-0 7/4F 1P2 Polly Peachum 7 10-11 9/4F 4352 Southfield Theatre 6 11-0 15/8F

TRAINER

RUNNERS

Kim Bailey Nicky Henderson Nicky Henderson Paul Nicholls Nicky Henderson Paul Nicholls

7 6 8 6 6 5

LAST RACE (NO.DAYS)

8th Long Walk Hurdle (126) 2nd Imperial Cup H’Cap Hurdle (49) 5th Scottish Champion Hurdle (7) 2nd Cleeve Hurdle (84) 2nd Mares’ Hurdle (46) 2nd Pertemps Final H’Cap Hurdle (43)

KEY TRENDS None of the 6 winners won on their previous start

No horse has carried a penalty to victory in the race since its inception

Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls have won 5 of the 6 runnings

WINNING CONNECTIONS Trainers and Jockeys with some of the strongest records in the race.

TRAINER

JOCKEY

Nicky Henderson

David Bass

3 winners

2 winners

Today Nicky saddles On The Blind Side and Call Me Lord

Today David rides Younevercall


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FIFTH RACE 4.15 THE bet365 SELECT HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE)

for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £42000 Owners Prize Money. 1st £18304, 2nd £7514, 3rd £3759, 4th £1877, 5th £941, 6th £470. (Penalty Value £23919)

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (38 wins from 156 runners, 24%) runs CALL ME LORD and ON THE BLIND SIDE Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (12 wins from 53 runners, 23%) runs PIC D’ORHY Fancy That: N Henderson won this race in 2015, 2017 and 2018. The stable runs CALL ME LORD and ON THE BLIND SIDE today. Longest Traveller: CLONDAW CAITLIN trained by Ruth Jefferson, Malton, 226 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor Br Breeding

colours no

1

horse

CALL ME LORD (FR) (14) 420445 CD

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

age

st-lb

8

11-6

Daryl Jacob J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Ptarmigan Media Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW International Hurdle scorer at Cheltenham (2m) last term. Winless since but not disgraced when fifth of 15 to Thyme Hill in Stayers Hurdle at Aintree (24.7f) 14 days ago, possibly stretched by trip. TFRHHHII BHA150

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ON THE BLIND SIDE (IRE) (14) 122136 C D

Br B g Stowaway - Such A Set Up (IRE) O Mr A. D. Spence B Ms J. Corrigan

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11-4

Nico de Boinville J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Spreadex Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who was runner-up to Younevercall in this corresponding race in 2019 and posted creditable sixth of 15 to Thyme Hill in Stayers Hurdle (Liverpool) (33/1) at Aintree (24.7f) 14 days ago. TFRHHHII BHA153

3

PIC D’ORHY (FR) (60) 61-2F42

6

Br B g Turgeon (USA) - Rose Candy (FR) O Mrs Johnny de la Hey B Mr J. Contou Carrere & Mr Y. Broca

11-4

Harry Skelton J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Won the Betfair Hurdle in 2019/20 and matched that form back in this sphere after a disappointing spell over fences when second in a 2m handicap at Taunton in February. Up significantly in trip. TFRHHHII BHA154

4 CAPTAIN ZEBO (IRE) (132) 4111/1-1

9

11-0

Br B g Brian Boru - Waydale Hill O Mrs S. F. Dixon B Mrs Juliet Brown

Mr John Dixon J John Dixon, Carlisle T Messrs J Dixon & Son S

5

10

TIMEFORM VIEW Continued his winning streak when clinging on to bring up the 5-timer in a 25f handicap at Carlisle in December. That was a thin race for the grade, but he may continue to surprise. TFRHHHII BHA146

YOUNEVERCALL (IRE) (37) 01/-24P0 CD

Br B g Yeats (IRE) - Afarka (IRE) O Youneverknow Partnership B Paddy Kennedy

11-0

David Bass J Kim Bailey, Cheltenham T Kim Bailey Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who shaped better than the distance beaten suggests in the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last month. Won this race in 2019 so obvious contender. TFRHHHHH BHA154

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INDEFATIGABLE (IRE) (14) 11-3640 D

8

10-11

Rex Dingle J Br B m Schiaparelli (GER) - Spin The Wheel (IRE) Paul Webber, Banbury T O Mr Philip Rocher Fairfax Saddles, Paul Webber Racing S B John O’Connor

TIMEFORM VIEW Smart hurdler who ended last season with victory in Martin Pipe at Cheltenham. Solid efforts at spring festivals this term and ought to be competitive again. TFRHHHHI BHA148

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CLONDAW CAITLIN (IRE) (25) 1111-32 BF

Br B m Court Cave (IRE) - Kilmessan (IRE) O Drew & Ailsa Russell B Mrs Judith McMahon

6

10-10

Brian Hughes J Ruth Jefferson, Malton T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Bumper scorer who won all 3 hurdle starts last term and upped her game further when runner-up back in this sphere in a handicap at Newcastle last month. Set a stiff task here but remains unexposed. TFRHHHII BHA137 DECLARED RUNNERS 7 Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 5. Probable S.P’s: 7-2 Pic D’orhy (FR), 4-1 Younevercall (IRE), 5-1 Indefatigable (IRE), 11-2 On The Blind Side (IRE), 13-2 Call Me Lord (FR), 9-1 Captain Zebo (IRE), 11-1 Clondaw Caitlin (IRE)

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YOUNEVERCALL won this race in 2019 and may be able to repeat the feat after shaping better than the distance beaten suggests in the Stayers Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last month. Indefatigable is a likeable mare who ought to give another good account, with Clondaw Caitlin not discounted either, despite having something to find.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.YOUNEVERCALL (IRE) 2.INDEFATIGABLE (IRE) 3.CLONDAW CAITLIN (IRE)

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JOSH GIFFORD 1941-2012

Josh Gifford was a tremendous supporter of Sandown Park, both as a jockey and particularly as a trainer. As a jockey the four-time Champion had his greatest success here on Larbawn in the 1969 Whitbread Gold Cup and achieved the rare feat of winning the same race as a trainer with Shady Deal in 1982. Other big handicap wins here included the 1976 Imperial Cup with Nougat, and the 1980 Mildmay Cazalet Chase with Modesty Forbids. Josh had a tremendous record in the major novice races here, and in the 1980s won three renewals of the Henry VIII Novices Chase, with Our Fun, Midnight Count and Ballyhane. During his training career he also won the Scilly Isles Novices Chase three times, with Potentate, Yeoman Broker and Bradbury Star, and a Tolworth Novices Hurdle with Midnight Count. No-one present on the day will ever forget Josh's last runner and winner as a trainer, when on April 26 2003 Skycab surged up the Esher hill to bring down the curtain on a wonderful training career in the most perfect manner. Sandown Park was one of Josh’s favourite courses and we are delighted to name the bet365 Josh Gifford Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase in his memory.


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SIXTH RACE 4.50 THE bet365 JOSH GIFFORD NOVICES’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) for novice five yrs old and upwards x Total race value £25000

Owners Prize Money. 1st £9938, 2nd £4968, 3rd £2485, 4th £1243, 5th £620, 6th £310. (Penalty Value £13007.50) Weights raised 5lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (38 wins from 156 runners, 24%) runs FALCO BLITZ and LUST FOR GLORY Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): P Nicholls (12 wins from 53 runners, 23%) runs ASHUTOR Longest Traveller: FARINET trained by V Williams, Hereford, 148 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor Br Breeding

colours no

1

horse

LONGHOUSE SALE (IRE) (14) 1113P4 D

age

st-lb

7

11-12

Bridget Andrews J Br B g September Storm (GER) - Sweetbriar Rose (IRE) Dan Skelton, Alcester T O Rio Gold Racing Club Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S B John Kidd

TIMEFORM VIEW Racked up a hat-trick in novice chases last summer but has lost his way since, albeit this is more realistic than the Grade 1 he contested at Aintree last time. TFRHHIII BHA142

2

KILLER CLOWN (IRE) (49) 3-U6312 D BF

Br B g Getaway (GER) - Our Soiree (IRE) O Tim Syder B Kevin Cullen

7

11-11

Tom Bellamy J Emma Lavelle, Marlborough T Hatherden Horse Transport S

TIMEFORM VIEW Done well over fences this term, landing traditionally strong 20.5f Kempton novice handicap on Boxing Day. Even better when second in Grade 3 handicap at Newbury since. Should continue to run well. TFRHHHHH BHA141

3

FALCO BLITZ (IRE) (35) 15-5214 D BF

Br B g Falco (USA) - Ignited O Axom LXXVII B Niarchos Family

7

11-10

Nico de Boinville J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Axom Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Came good at the third time of asking over fences in 20.5f Southwell novice handicap in February. Shade disappointing when only a well-held fourth at Kempton since, though. TFRHHHII BHA140

4 NOT THAT FUISSE (FR) (8) 342152 D BF

8

11-7

Harry Skelton J Br B g Fuisse (FR) - Edelmira (FR) Dan Skelton, Alcester T O Mr Colm Donlon Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S B Eleodoro Echaiz Guevara et al

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful chaser who landed a jumpers bumper in February. Fine effort when narrowly denied in 20.5f Ayr handicap 8 days ago. Races off same mark. Ought to go well in refitted cheekpieces. TFRHHHHI BHA137

5

ASHUTOR (FR) (19) 113205

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

7

11-5

Lorcan Williams (3) J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Taken well to fences this season, landing the odds in a couple of handicaps in the summer. However, his progress has stalled of late so it’s perhaps best to look elsewhere. TFRHHIII BHA135

6

FARINET (FR) (42) P4-3231 CD

Br Gr g Lord du Sud (FR) - Mendy Tennise (FR) O M Hammond, E Coombs & T Henriques B Jean-Marie Callier

6

11-4

Charlie Deutsch J Venetia Williams, Hereford T Faucets Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful chaser in France who has made good start for new yard, building on Haydock third when seeing it out strongly to win soft-ground C&D Listed handicap last month. Likely more to come. TFRHHHHI BHA134

7

LUST FOR GLORY (IRE) (15) 41413P D

Br B m Getaway (GER) - Maisie Presenting (IRE) O Annabel Waley-Cohen and Family B Robert Merrigan

8

11-2

James Bowen J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Upton Viva Stud S

TIMEFORM VIEW Twice a winner over fences this season but not at best when remote third in C&D listed handicap last month and pulled up in Topham at Aintree since. Bounce back needed. TFRHHHII BHA132

8

BELARGUS (FR) (42) 2F231F C BF

Br B g Authorized (IRE) - Belga Wood (USA) O Mr John P. McManus B Dr Georges Sandor

6

11-0

Niall Houlihan (5) J Nick Gifford, Findon T

TIMEFORM VIEW Belatedly off the mark over fences with a smooth success over 2m here in February (form boosted since). In contention when falling over C&D since. Needs considering. TFRHHHHI BHA130 40


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FAIRWAY FREDDY (IRE) (19) 345141

Br B g Elusive Pimpernel (USA) - Silent Supreme (IRE) O New Gold Dream B Pat and Oliver McCarthy

8

10-10

James Davies J Nick Gifford, Findon T Avtrade Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Pair of 17f wins at Plumpton this spring. Up another 5lb in a stronger race now so he’ll require another career best to come out on top. TFRHHHII BHA126

10 ICONIC MUDDLE (GB) (12) 2321-32 Br Gr g Sixties Icon - Spatham Rose O Saloop B Saloop Ltd

8

10-5

Joshua Moore J Gary Moore, Horsham T

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful 21f hurdle winner. Encouraging start to his chase career in 2 outings this season and he may have an even bigger performance in him. TFRHHHHI BHA121 DECLARED RUNNERS 10 Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 5. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 4, 5. Stewards Note: FALCO BLITZ: Following its run on 20/3/2021 it was reported that the horse hung and jumped left throughout. Probable S.P’s: 4-1 Killer Clown (IRE), 11-2 Not That Fuisse (FR), Farinet (FR), 13-2 Belargus (FR), 11-1 Falco Blitz (IRE), Iconic Muddle (GB), 14-1 Ashutor (FR), Lust For Glory (IRE), Fairway Freddy (IRE), 25-1 Longhouse Sale (IRE)

PLAY SMARTER

A cracking novice handicap. KILLER CROWN’s last 2 performances represent really good form so he’s taken to wrap up an excellent first season over fences with a win here. Belargus would be a popular winner of the race named in honour of his trainer’s father and he certainly has a good shout based on the form of his course success in February. Farinet and Not That Fuisse are also much respected.

TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.KILLER CLOWN (IRE) 2.BELARGUS (FR) 3.FARINET (FR)

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2m 3f 173y

SEVENTH RACE 5.25 THE bet365 HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) for four yrs old and upwards x Total race value £23000

Owners Prize Money. 1st £9143, 2nd £4570, 3rd £2286, 4th £1143, 5th £570, 6th £285. (Penalty Value £11966.90) Weights raised 1lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

FORM ANALYSIS - A CLOSER LOOK

| FACTS | FANCIES | FORM | STATS | Leading course trainer (16-21): N Henderson (38 wins from 156 runners, 24%) runs CASCOVA Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): D Skelton (12 wins from 65 runners, 18%) runs EMBOLE Fancy That: N Henderson won this race in 2012, 2018 and 2019. The stable runs CASCOVA today. Longest Traveller: FLOATING ROCK trained by M Walford, Sheriff Hutton, 225 miles.

J Jockey

T Trainer O Owner B Breeder S Sponsor Br Breeding

colours no

1

horse

SCARAMANGA (IRE) (29) 0100-31

Br B g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Herboriste O Mr Malcolm C. Denmark B Sarl Elevage du Haras de Bourgeauville

age

st-lb

6

11-12

Bryan Carver (3) J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Leaflet Company Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Took his form to a new level when scoring at Newbury last time, showing good battling qualities. Should get the longer trip, so can’t be ruled out after a 5-lb rise. TFRHHHHI BHA144

2

SOLO (FR) (49) 10-4504

5

Br B g Kapgarde (FR) - Flameche (FR) O Mrs Johnny de la Hey B Mr Gildas Blain

11-7

Harry Skelton J Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat T Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Made highly impressive British debut when landing the Adonis at Kempton last February. Disappointing since, though, and tongue tied tried now. TFRHHIII BHA139

3

CERVARO MIX (FR) (227) 0610-32 D

Br Gr g Al Namix (FR) - Semiramiss (FR) O Kate & Andrew Brooks B Mr Guy-Roger Petit et al

7

11-5

Gavin Sheehan J Oliver Sherwood, Upper Lambourn T Rewards 4 Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdler who has looked better than ever in two outings earlier this term, runner-up from an unpromising position at Uttoxeter on latest outing 7 months ago, so claims if he’s tuned up. TFRHHHII BHA137

4 L’HOMME PRESSE (FR) (14) 52/-1

6

Br B g Diamond Boy (FR) - Romance Turgot (FR) O Andrew Edwards B Mr Bernard Camp

11-0

Miss Lucy Turner (7) J Venetia Williams, Hereford T Tote, Faucets Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced 6yo who returned from a long absence to score comfortably in a novice at Chepstow on British/stable debut 14 days ago. Capable of further progress, so warrants plenty of respect. TFRHHHHI BHA132

5

CASCOVA (IRE) (27) 0/P-2P21

Br B g Casamento (IRE) - Sina Cova (IRE) O Chelsea Thoroughbreds & Trull House Stud B Mr Colm Ratty

6

11-0

Nico de Boinville J Nicky Henderson, Lambourn T Oliver Brown S

TIMEFORM VIEW Highly-tried bumper winner for Martyn Meade who opened his account over hurdles in most impressive fashion at Ascot 27 days ago. Well-run race switched to handicaps will suit, so strong claims. TFRHHHHH BHA132

6

COMMANCHE RED (IRE) (13) 4P2001 D

Br Ch g Mahler - Auntie Bob O Mr Richard & Mrs Carol Cheshire B Mr J. Travers

8

10-12

Tom Cannon J Chris Gordon, Winchester T Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Bounced back from a quiet spell to capitalise on a reduced mark in first-time visor at Plumpton 13 days ago. Back up 3lb and this is significantly more competitive. TFRHHHII BHA130

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HAAFAPIECE (GB) (32) 1-42F32 D

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Br Ch g Haafhd - Bonnet’s Pieces O Mrs Tilly Coles B Mrs P. Sly

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Kielan Woods J Pam Sly, Peterborough T Pam Sly Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Has performed respectably for most of the season but he’s well exposed and seemingly vulnerable from this sort of mark. Return to this trip may suit. TFRHHHII BHA130

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MAHLERVOUS (IRE) (28) 3-02146

Br B g Mahler - Brook Style (IRE) O The Marvellous Partnership B J. Mulcahy

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A. P. Heskin J Warren Greatrex, Upper Lambourn T 1Account Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdles winner who opened chase account in a 23.4f novice at Kelso in December but struggled on both subsequent outings, including back in this sphere (jumped poorly) last time. TFRHHIII BHA129 42


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THIBAULT (GB) (35) 11U124 D

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Br B g Kayf Tara - Seemarye O Farm Fencing and All Seasons Racing B The Glanvilles Stud

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Nathan Brennan (7) J Adam West, Epsom T

TIMEFORM VIEW Has thrived for new yard this term, landing handicaps at Plumpton and Hereford before bagging Lingfield jumpers bumper. Handicapper might have caught up based on last couple of outings, though. TFRHHHII BHA128

10 BARD OF BRITTANY (GB) (17) 3-26011 CD

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Br B g Sayif (IRE) - Lily Le Braz O Mr Michael Moriarty B R. W. K. Lewis

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Marc Goldstein J Sheena West, Lewes T Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Completed a double in ready style last month and hasn’t been disgraced on the Flat since, so not ruled out for all he has another rise to conted with up in grade. TFRHHHII BHA127

11 COMMENTARIOLUS (IRE) (85) 13/5/-440 Br B g Frankel - Apsara (FR) O Miss Rachael Evans & Mr Matt Booth B Niarchos Family

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Jack Tudor (3) J Christian Williams, Bridgend T

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful winning hurdler for Gordon Elliott but final outing for that yard was uninspiring and BHA handicapper has taken no chances with his opening mark. TFRHHIII BHA126

12 GOLDEN BOY GREY (FR) (65) 101 C

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Br Ch g Diamond Boy (FR) - Betwixt (IRE) O Mrs Ruth Arnold B S.A.R.L. MM Stud

Jamie Moore J Gary Moore, Horsham T

13 BYRON FLYER (GB) (10) 11-4500 D

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TIMEFORM VIEW Looked promising when making a winning debut at this course in December and was firmly back on track when landning a novice at Fontwell a couple of months ago. Opening mark demands improvement. TFRHHHII BHA125

Br B g Byron - Nursling (IRE) O Anchor Men B Barton Stud

10-4

Robert Dunne J Ian Williams, Alvechurch T

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful dual-purpose performer but has been out of sorts for a while. Makes little appeal. TFRHIIII BHA122

14 FLOATING ROCK (GER) (6) 101131 D Br B g It’s Gino (GER) - Fly Osoria (GER) O Mr L Bolingbroke & Mr P Molony B Stall 5-Stars

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Jamie Hamilton J Mark Walford, Sheriff Hutton T

TIMEFORM VIEW Still improving and took his seasonal tally to 4 with a hard-fought success at Ayr 6 days ago, edging ahead close home as he and the runner-up came well clear. Obvious claims from same mark. TFRHHHHI BHA119

15 EMBOLE (FR) (5) 511F43 D

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Bridget Andrews J Br B g Buck’s Boum (FR) - Urielle Collonges (FR) Dan Skelton, Alcester T O Rio Gold Racing Club Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S B P. Joubert, S.C. Ecurie Couderc et al

TIMEFORM VIEW Bagged back-to-back handicaps earlier this year and performed creditably at Hexham 5 days ago. This is more competitive and he’s out of the weights, though. TFRHHIII BHA113 DECLARED RUNNERS 15 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 2. Visor worn by No. 6. Tongue Strap worn by No. 9, 14. Hood, Tongue Strap worn by No. 15. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 10, 14. Probable S.P’s: 5-1 Floating Rock (GER), 13-2 Cascova (IRE), 7-1 Scaramanga (IRE), 11-1 Bard of Brittany (GB), 12-1 L’homme Presse (FR), 14-1 Commanche Red (IRE), Golden Boy Grey (FR), 16-1 Haafapiece (GB), 18-1 Solo (FR), Cervaro Mix (FR), Thibault (GB), 28-1 Embole (FR), 33-1 Commentariolus (IRE), 40-1 Mahlervous (IRE), 100-1 Byron Flyer (GB)

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TIMEFORM PREDICTION: 1.CASCOVA (IRE) 2.FLOATING ROCK (GER) 3.SCARAMANGA (IRE)

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TODAY’S RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.55 - THE bet365 NOVICES’ CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £38580 to the winning horse The second to receive £17737, the third £8872, the fourth £4432, the fifth £2220, the sixth £1102, the seventh £555 and the eighth £277. for novice four yrs old and upwards, which have been placed in the first four in a Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier in the 20/21 season.. £250 stake if the horse is rated 125 or higher, or £50 stake if the horse is rated 124 or lower with £200 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 22nd. Penalties, after April 17th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. bet365 has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. The British Horseracing Authority’s Development Fund has generously contributed £15000 towards the prize money for this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of bet365. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. PLEASE NOTE: A novice 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 18 entries at £250. - Closed April 19th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £29460; Second £14730; Third £7365; Fourth £3683; Fifth £1838; Sixth £923; Seventh £458; Eighth £233. (Penalty Value £38580) Weights raised 4lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 10 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.30 - THE bet365 OAKSEY STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2)(For the Menorah Challenge Trophy) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £23919 to the winning horse The second to receive £8975, the third £4494 and the fourth £2238. for five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, April 19th and pay £210 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 22nd. Weights: 11st each Mares allowed 7lb Penalties, after September 30th, 2019, a winner of a Listed or Grade 3 steeple chase 4lb Of a Grade 1 or Grade 2 steeple chase 6lb (Half penalties for wins achieved in Novices’ and Beginners’ Steeple Chases in Great Britain and Ireland, and three-year-old only Steeple Chases in France). bet365 has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. A Challenge Trophy, in honour of MENORAH, who won the bet365 Oaksey Steeple Chase four times from 2014-17, will be held by the winning owner until April 1st 2022. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of bet365. 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. 7 entries at £210. - Closed April 19th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £18304; Second £7514; Third £3759; Fourth £1877. (Penalty Value £23919) A SEE PAGE 18 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 3.05 - THE bet365 CELEBRATION STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 1) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £65492 to the winning horse The second to receive £24575, the third £12305, the fourth £6129, the fifth £3082 and the sixth £1541. for five yrs old and upwards, which are allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including the day prior to entry. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain, Ireland or France may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including the day prior to entry would merit a minimum rating of 130.. Enter by noon, April 19th and pay £500 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 22nd. Weights: 11st 7lb each Mares allowed 7lb. bet365 has generously sponsored this race and will present mementos to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and stable employee in charge of the winning horse. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of bet365. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 48 Hour Declarations apply for this race. The British Horseracing Authority has modified Rule (B) 30 of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race. 9 entries at £500. - Closed April 19th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £50117; Second £20574; Third £10293; Fourth £5141; Fifth £2576; Sixth £1288. (Penalty Value £65492.50) A SEE PAGE 24 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.40 - THE bet365 GOLD CUP HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 3) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £64710 to the winning horse The second to receive £24380, the third £12201, the fourth £6095, the fifth £3059, the sixth £1529, the seventh £759 and the eighth £391. for five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, March 30th and pay £143 stake, Confirm by noon, April 19th and pay £432, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 22nd. (No penalties after publication of the weights). bet365 will present the winning owner with a Gold Challenge Cup, to be held until April 1st, 2022, and a memento. bet365 will also present mementos to the winning trainer, jockey and stable employee in charge of the winning horse. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of bet365. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. This race will be restricted to 20 runners plus two reserves. The two reserves will be nominated as R21 and R22. The procedure for the allocation and operation of the reserves protocol will be as detailed in the notice headed ‘Reserves’ which has been published in The Racing Calendar and which also appears in the important notices following the Standard Conditions on the Racing Bulletin area of the BHA Racing Administration Internet site www2.racingadmin.co.uk. The British Horseracing Authority will amend Rule (F)45 and Rule (F)92 in the event that raising of the weights at the 24 hour stage proves necessary. Trainers are reminded of the provisions of paragraph 41 of the Race Entry Code which require that they MUST notify the Racing Calendar Office IMMEDIATELY when the decision has been made not to run. This will maximise the list of runners and determine whether the weights will need to be raised. The British Horseracing Authority will modify the Rules of Racing as a consequence of providing two reserves for this race. The penalty referred to under Rule will be waived for any horse which is deemed a non-runner by the Reserve Deadline on the day before the race. The British Horseracing Authority has modified paragraph 6 of the Weights and Handicapping Code for the purposes of this race, such that racecourse performances up to and including Sunday, April 4th, may be taken into account. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if it has run a minimum of three times in Steeple Chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 66 entries, 46 at £143, 20 at £575. - Closed March 30th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £49496; Second £20401; Third £10201; Fourth £5106; Fifth £2553; Sixth £1277; Seventh £633; Eighth £322. (Penalty Value £64710.50) Weights raised 19lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 30 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 4.15 - THE bet365 SELECT HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £23919 to the winning horse The second to receive £8975, the third £4494, the fourth £2238, the fifth £1125 and the sixth £562. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, April 19th and pay £210 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 22nd. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 8lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 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). bet365 has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. 10 entries at £210. - Closed April 19th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £18304; Second £7514; Third £3759; Fourth £1877; Fifth £941; Sixth £470. (Penalty Value £23919) A SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.50 - THE bet365 JOSH GIFFORD NOVICES’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £13007 to the winning horse The second to receive £5980, the third £2990, the fourth £1495, the fifth £747 and the sixth £372. for novice five yrs old and upwards. £125 stake if the horse is rated 125 or higher, or £25 stake if the horse is rated 124 or lower with £100 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 22nd. Penalties, after April 17th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 5lb. bet365 has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. PLEASE NOTE: A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if, up to and including the Saturday prior to closing, it has run a minimum of three times in Steeple Chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France or, having run in two such races, has been placed in the first four on each occasion, in accordance with paragraph 15 of the Weights and Handicapping Code 15 entries, 2 at £25 and 13 at £125. - Closed April 19th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9938; Second £4968; Third £2485; Fourth £1243; Fifth £620; Sixth £310. (Penalty Value £13007.50) Weights raised 5lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 40 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 5.25 - THE bet365 HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £11966 to the winning horse The second to receive £5501, the third £2750, the fourth £1375, the fifth £687 and the sixth £342. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-145 (also open to such horses rated 146 and 147 - see Standard Conditions). £115 stake if the horse is rated 119 or higher, or £23 stake if the horse is rated 118 or lower with £92 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 22nd. Penalties, after April 17th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 6lb. bet365 has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. 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 30 entries, 2 at £23 and 28 at £115. - Closed April 19th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £9143; Second £4570; Third £2286; Fourth £1143; Fifth £570; Sixth £285. (Penalty Value £11966.90) Weights raised 1lbs and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 42 FOR THIS RACE.


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