Uttoxeter Racecard - Midlands Grand National Day - Saturday 20th March

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SAT 20 MARCH

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As sad as it is not to have you all at the racecourse today, I really hope you still manage to enjoy the meeting with the ITV and Sky Sports Racing coverage from the comfort of your own living rooms. We have been kindly supported again this year by Marston’s Brewery – perhaps a few of you will enjoy a drink at home in front of the telly. The grounds team and I couldn’t be more excited about today – racing really is the focus – and it’s great to have been so well supported by owners, trainers and stable staff. Thank you, we really hope your horses run well and enjoy their day out. We have one of the highest quality and most competitive Midlands Grand National fields in recent years – it should be an exciting spectacle - and the shoulder races are also highly competitive. To be able to offer over £202k in prize money on the card, in conjunction with decent ground, really has attracted some of the best. I would like to thank our fantastic grounds team for all of their hard work in getting the racecourse and site ready. Like the brilliant army of stable staff, they work in all weathers to provide the best racing surface possible. There have been added challenges with furlough, tricky weather and staff changes which they have dealt with admirably. I feel very lucky to be working with such a brilliant group of people headed by our newly promoted Head Groundsman John-Paul Jakes who looked after the site throughout the first lockdown. I hope you have a successful day with your bets and enjoy the racing – fingers crossed it won’t be too long before we see you back at the racecourse! ELOISE QUAYLE CLERK OF THE COURSE

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HOW TO READ YOUR RACECARD

horse’s name

colour graphic

horse’s saddlecloth number

No. of days since last ran birthplace of horse if not Great Britain

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

14 POTTERS CORNER (IRE) (21) 2/-0P1FF

9

weight st-lb

10-7

B g Indian Danehill (IRE) - Woodford Beauty (IRE) James Bowen All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies Christian Williams, Bridgend Br Mrs P. J. O’Connor NAF S TIMEFORM VIEW Bounced back to land a Wincanton handicap in December and in the process of running very well when TFR‘‘‘•• BHA135 falling on his last 2 starts. Capable of figuring but will need to keep errors down.

KEY

Owner

Breeding

Breeder

Br

Jockey

Trainer

Sponsor S

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

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

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KEMPTON PARK Race 1 1.00

2m 4f 110y

1 Marracudja (FR) Dan Skelton Form: 433,

11-0

Bridget Andrews BHA: 134 (-1)

Race 2 1.30

2m

1 Flic Ou Voyou (FR) Paul Nicholls Form: 325,

Race 4 2.40

12-4

Angus Cheleda (7) BHA: 134

2 Straw Fan Jack (GB) Sheila Lewis Form: 121,

11-12

Ben Jones (3) BHA: 138

3 Pasvolsky (IRE)

11-6

Chris Gordon Form: 112,

Tom Cannon BHA: 124

4 Legal Rights (GER)

10-7

5 Royaume Uni (IRE)

10-7

6 Voice of Calm (GB)

10-7

Gary Moore Form:

James Bowen BHA: -

Gary Moore Form: 041,

Joshua Moore BHA: -

Emma Lavelle Form:

Brendan Powell BHA: -

Race 3 2.05

2m

1 Zoffee (GB)

11-8

Philip Hobbs Form: 14P,

Tom O’Brien BHA: 131

2 Havana Hermano (IRE) 11-4 Stuart Edmunds Form: 263,

Ciaran Gethings BHA: 127

3 Doukarov (FR) Sean Curran Form: 441,

11-2 Harry Bannister BHA: 125

4 Eskendash (USA)

10-13

5 Onthefrontfoot (IRE)

10-12

6 Peterborough (FR)

10-11

7 Fairway Freddy (IRE)

10-11

Olly Murphy Form: 30-5,

Donald McCain Form: 324, Evan Williams Form: 114,

Nick Gifford Form: 451,

Fergus Gregory (3) BHA: 122 Jonathan Burke BHA: 121 James Bowen BHA: 120 James Davies BHA: 120

2m 5f

1 Diese des Bieffes (FR)

11-9

2 Nightboattoclyro (GB)

11-7

3 Son of Camas (FR)

11-7

4 Breffniboy (FR)

11-6

Paul Nicholls Form: 1//-C3,

Angus Cheleda (7) BHA: 133

Samuel Drinkwater Form: 111,

Jack Tudor (3) BHA: 131

Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville Form: 304, BHA: 131 Johnny Farrelly Form: 124,

Kevin Brogan (5) BHA: 130

5 Didtheyleaveuoutto (IRE)11-6 Nick Gifford Form: F-F2,

James Davies BHA: 130

6 Lord Accord (IRE)

11-4

7 Vive Le Roi (IRE)

11-4

Neil Mulholland Form: 1U0,

Tony Carroll Form: 556,

8 Vorashann (FR) Gary Moore Form: 210,

Brendan Powell BHA: 128 Harry Bannister BHA: 128

11-3 Joshua Moore BHA: 127

9 Switch Hitter (IRE) Paul Nicholls Form: 210,

10 Debestyman (IRE) Suzy Smith Form: 020,

11-3 Bryony Frost BHA: 127

11-0 Tom O’Brien BHA: 124


Race 5 3.15

2m 4f 110y

1 Falco Blitz (IRE)

Race 7 4.25

3m

1 Big Difference (IRE)

11-6

2 Whatswrongwithyou (IRE) 11-10

2 What A Moment (IRE)

11-5

3 Domaine de L’Isle (FR) 11-10

3 Thomas Shelby (IRE)

11-3

4 Smarty Wild (GB)

4 Ebony Gale (GB)

11-3

12-0

Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville Form: 521, BHA: 141

Nicky Henderson Form: 50-U, Sean Curran Form: 040,

James Bowen BHA: 137

Kevin Brogan (5) BHA: 137

11-9

Philip Hobbs Form: 315,

Tom O’Brien BHA: 136

5 My Way (FR)

11-8

Paul Nicholls Form: 531,

Bryony Frost BHA: 135

6 Manofthemountain (IRE) 11-8 Emma Lavelle Form: 14P,

Harry Bannister BHA: 135

7 Mellow Ben (IRE)

11-7

Chris Gordon Form: 340,

Tom Cannon BHA: 134

8 Princeton Royale (IRE) Neil King Form: P04,

11-3

Brendan Powell BHA: 130

9 Vinnie The Hoddie (IRE) 11-0 Oliver Sherwood Form: 140,

Jonathan Burke BHA: 127

Race 6 3.50

2m 5f

1 Press Your Luck (IRE) Chris Gordon Form: 1P0,

11-13

Tom Cannon BHA: 129

2 Jeremy Pass (IRE) Paul Nicholls Form: 1P3,

11-7 Bryony Frost BHA: 128

Ben Pauling Form: 262,

Nico de Boinville BHA: 115

David Pipe Form: 632,

Fergus Gillard (5) BHA: 114

Caroline Bailey Form: P5F,

James Bowen BHA: 112

Philip Hobbs Form: 061,

Tom O’Brien BHA: 112

5 Peur de Rien (FR) Oliver Sherwood Form: PP2,

11-0

Jonathan Burke BHA: 109

Race 8 5.05

2m

1 Cobbs Corner (IRE)

11-4

2 Roll With It (IRE)

11-4

Nick Gifford Form: 0,

James Davies BHA: -

Richard Spencer Form:

James Bowen BHA: -

3 Titaneasy (GB)

11-4

Noel Williams Form: 046,

Tom O’Brien BHA: -

4 Goodwin Racing (IRE) 10-11 Chris Gordon Form:

Tom Cannon BHA: -

5 Lutinebella (GB) Fergal O’Brien Form:

10-11

Liam Harrison (7) BHA: -

6 Shallwehaveonemore (FR) 10-11 Gary Moore Form:

Joshua Moore BHA: -

3 Champagne Mystery (IRE) 11-1

7 Walking On Air (IRE)

10-11

4 Get Prepared (GB)

11-1

8 What’s My Line (GB)

10-11

5 Profile Picture (IRE)

11-1

6 Rideau Canal (IRE)

11-1

Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville Form: FPU, BHA: 128 Ben Pauling Form: 1/-04,

Kevin Brogan (5) BHA: -

Grace Harris Form: P/2-0, Alan King Form: 50,

7 Mistersister (FR) Charlie Mann Form: P05,

Ben Jones (3) BHA: -

Brendan Powell BHA: -

10-13 Harry Bannister BHA: 122

Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville Form: BHA: Michael Madgwick Form: 46,

Harry Kimber (7) BHA: -

9 Poetic Deed (GB) Louise Allan Form:

10-4

Shane Quinlan (5) BHA: -



FIRST RACE 1.50 TWO MILES ABOUT SEVEN AND A HALF FURLONGS (2M 7F 70YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE MARSTONS BREWERY HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) Total race value £10500 Ï Owners Prize Money. 1st £4507, 2nd £1493, 3rd £747, 4th £373, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280, 8th £280. (Penalty Value £5913.18)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): D Skelton (84 wins from 293 runners, 29%) runs I’D BETTER GO NOW TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (10 wins from 65 runners, 15%) runs I’D BETTER GO NOW LONGEST TRAVELLER: HOT RYAN trained by Chris Honour, Ashburton, 213 miles.

RACE SUMMARY

THEME TUNE wasn’t all that fluent at Carlisle but still came out on top and likely has plenty more to offer as his jumping improves. This sterner test will suit him and he can get the hat-trick up on his handicap debut. Saint Dalina is a solid alternative, while Steal A March retains potential for Nicky Henderson.

1-2-3: 1.THEME TUNE (IRE) 2.SAINT DALINA (FR) 3.STEAL A MARCH KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

age

THEME TUNE (IRE) (26) 6-311

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor S st lb

6 11-12

B g Fame And Glory - Supreme Melody (IRE) Mr Trevor Hemmings Godfrey Moylan

Jonjo O’Neill Jr. Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham Trust Inns Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Much better sent hurdling up in trip this year, winning in the mud at Ludlow (21.2f) and Carlisle. Jumped poorly last time but still came out on top and capable of even better faced with this test. TFR‘‘‘‘‘ BHA125

2 Br

TIGHT CALL (IRE) (114) 0F-1610

7 11-12

Ch g Mahler - Victory Anthem (IRE) ER Newnham and JD Shinton Patrick McCarthy

Alan Johns Tim Vaughan, Cowbridge Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Very much all or nothing with him earlier this season, winning at Southwell and Ludlow but bombing out at Taunton when last seen. Steps up in trip on first run for 4 months. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA125

3 Br

SAINT DALINA (FR) (28) 1-21243 CD

B m Saint des Saints (FR) - Dalina (FR) Mr Alan Halsall Mme Josette Lasseur

7 11-11

Tom Buckley (5) Charlie Longsdon, Chipping Norton LKF Bloodstock Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Bolted up in C&D handicap under this rider in December and has continued in good form, running well behind big improver/subsequent winner at Ascot in first-time cheekpieces 4 weeks ago. Top claims. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA124

4 Br

SOLSTICE STAR (GB) (79) 031-00P CD

B g Kayf Tara - Clover Green (IRE) Foxtrot Racing: Solstice Star David Allen

11 11-10

Kai Lenihan (7) Martin Keighley, Cheltenham RE Resource Group, Foxtrot Racing Syndicates S

TIMEFORM VIEW Has struggled since winning C&D handicap for lady riders at this meeting last year and needs a revival. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA123

5 Br

I’D BETTER GO NOW (IRE) (100) 161-10P

8

11-9

B g Alkaadhem - Pohutakawa (FR) Harry Skelton Noel Fehily Racing Syndicate-Id Better Dan Skelton, Alcester Paul & Noel Doyle Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful handicap hurdler, successful 3 times at up to 3m. Sights lowered back from a break. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA122

6 Br

HUNTSMANS JOG (IRE) (45) 11-2145 D BF

B g Milan - Faucon The Box 8 Partnership Mr Don Cantillon

7

11-8

Paddy Brennan Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Dunraven Group of Companies S

TIMEFORM VIEW Made second start for Fergal O’Brien a winning one at Exeter (23f, heavy) in December. Not so good upped to 26f in cheekpieces at Warwick last time but still fairly lightly raced under Rules. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA121

7 Br

DIAMOND FORT (IRE) (26) F33-56P

Ch g Gamut (IRE) - Ellie Forte Mr D. Shorey James Hennelly

9

11-8

Connor Brace Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Dunraven Group of Companies S

TIMEFORM VIEW Has struggled this term but went close in C&D handicap hurdle a couple of years back and having first run in this sphere for a while. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA121

10


8 Br

THE EAGLEHASLANDED (IRE) (92) 034/-0F0 D

B g Milan - Vallee Doree (FR) Coles, Smith, McManus and Broughton Grange Stud

11 11-7

Nick Scholfield Jeremy Scott, Dulverton Brendon Powerwashers S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful staying handicap hurdler at his best but below form on completed starts this season. Edging down the weights, so dangerous if scaling a revival after a break. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA120

Br

ASK HENRY (IRE) (114) 1-3245F BF

B g Ask - Miss Muppet (IRE) Turf Club 2020 and Graeme McPherson Brittas House Stud

8

11-6

Kielan Woods Graeme McPherson, Stow-On-The-Wold Longcroft Building Services Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Might have won had he stood up 2 out in 3m Taunton novice handicap hurdle when last seen in November. Unexposed as a stayer and another big run could be on the way. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA119

10 Br

STEAL A MARCH (GB) (92) 4414-36 BF

B g Mount Nelson - Side Step The Queen The Queen

6

11-5

Daryl Jacob Nicky Henderson, Lambourn

TIMEFORM VIEW Efforts in handicaps probably haven’t got to the bottom of him since his Hereford novice win late in 2019 and remains with potential granted a stiff test like this. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA118

11 Br

MILVALE (IRE) (19) 1-60434 D

7

B g Ask - House-of-Hearts (IRE) Trading Products Limited Nicholas Dee

11-4

Sam Twiston-Davies Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw Sandy Thomson Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Ploughed through the Kelso mud when opening account over hurdles last season and been TFR‘‘‘•• BHA117 shaping up okay this term, including on chase debut last time. Will relish a slog.

12 Br

HOT RYAN (GB) (16) 21132-6 D

8

B m Midnight Legend - Darn Hot Mr G. Thompson No Illusions Partnership

10-7

Bryan Carver (3) Chris Honour, Ashburton Cotswold Stone Supplies S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive handicap hurdler for David Pipe in 2019 and shaped as if better for run after 17 months off/wind op at Taunton recently. Not totally dismissed if building on that. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA106 2020: SOLSTICE STAR 10 11 1 Miss Lilly Pinchin 10-1 (Martin Keighley) 8 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 12 Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 5, 8, 9, 12. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 6, 8. Stewards Note: DIAMOND FORT: Following its run on 22/2/2021 it was reported that the horse moved poorly and never travelled. Probable S.P’s: 10-3 Theme Tune (IRE), 5-1 Saint Dalina (FR), 15-2 Huntsmans Jog (IRE), 9-1 Steal A March (GB), 12-1 I’d Better Go Now (IRE), Ask Henry (IRE), 18-1 Diamond Fort (IRE), Milvale (IRE), 22-1 Solstice Star (GB), 25-1 Tight Call (IRE), Hot Ryan (GB), 28-1 The Eaglehaslanded (IRE)

RACE RESULT:

TIME

DISTANCE

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

11

RACE ONE

9




SECOND RACE 2.25 ABOUT THREE MILES (3M) FOR NOVICE FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE 1834 NOVICES’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Total race value £22500 Ï Owners Prize Money. 1st £10688, 2nd £3571, 3rd £1787, 4th £893, 5th £446, 6th £223. (Penalty Value £14076) Weights raised 6lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): D Skelton (84 wins from 293 runners, 29%) runs FLEGMATIK TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (10 wins from 65 runners, 15%) runs FLEGMATIK FANCY THAT: H Fry won this race in 2017 and 2018. The stable runs ASK ME EARLY today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: ASK ME EARLY trained by H Fry, Seaborough, 181 miles.

RACE SUMMARY

Competitive stuff but ST BARTS gets the vote to enhance his fine record under Rules to 4-7 having confirmed the promise of his chasing debut when making all at Newbury in December. With further improvement on the cards, he could be tough to pass. Shanty Alley continues to thrive and heads up the possible dangers, ahead of Ask Me Early and Eclair Surf.

1-2-3: 1.ST BARTS (IRE) 2.SHANTY ALLEY 3.ASK ME EARLY (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

horse

Trainer age

ECLAIR SURF (FR) (30) F4-2141 D

B g Califet (FR) - Matasurf (FR) Dominic Burke & Tim Syder Mr David Bernier et al

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor S st lb

7 11-12

Tom Bellamy Emma Lavelle, Marlborough Hatherden Horse Transport S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning pointer/hurdler who confirmed the promise of his chasing debut when scoring at Hereford in December. Resumed his progress minus the headgear at Sandown last month so respected up 5lb. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA136

2 Br

ST BARTS (IRE) (94) 6131-21 C D

B g High Chaparral (IRE) - Lindeman (IRE) Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes

7 11-12

Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs, Minehead H & C Group Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning pointer/hurdler who confirmed promise of chasing debut when making all in 8-runner handicap chase at Newbury (23.4f, soft) 94 days ago. 3 from 6 under Rules and is open to further improvement. TFR‘‘‘‘‘ BHA136

3 Br

ACEY MILAN (IRE) (56) 60-152F

B g Milan - Strong Wishes (IRE) Owners For Owners: Acey Milan Mrs M. O’Driscoll

7 11-11

Aidan Coleman Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster Geegeez.co.uk S

TIMEFORM VIEWStepped up on hurdle efforts when landing 25f Aintree novice handicap on chase debut/return. Disappointed TFR‘‘••• BHA135 next 2 starts, however, and took a heavy fall at Haydock earlier this year. Bit to prove now.

4 Br

YOUNG WOLF (IRE) (21) 21260P CD

B g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Missy O’Brien (IRE) Mrs Gay Smith Peter Magnier

8 11-11

Jonjo O’Neill Jr. Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham Wasdell Group, Ashford Stud S

TIMEFORM VIEW Won twice at the start of the season but has struggled in competitive handicaps on his last 3 starts. Others are preferred again. TFR‘‘••• BHA135

5 Br

ASK ME EARLY (IRE) (42) 13-311P D BF

Gr g Ask - Cotton Ali (IRE) The Dare Family Barry Lynch

7 11-11

Sean Bowen Harry Fry, Seaborough Citipost, Citipost S

TIMEFORM VIEWPoint winner and no surprise he’s taken very well to fences, winning 23.5f handicaps at Chepstow in recent months. Ran no sort of race back on testing ground at Sandown last time so can bounce back. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA135

6 Br

SHANTY ALLEY (GB) (44) F-33112 CD

B g Shantou (USA) - Alexander Road (IRE) Jerry Wright Adam Lucock Patricia Murray Brendan Richardson

7

11-8

Bryan Carver (3) Ben Case, Banbury David Andrews Construction Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdler/chaser who just came up short in his hat-trick bid at Wincanton last month having bolted up from the front at Uttoxeter and Doncaster in December/January. Much respected. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA132

7 Br

FLEGMATIK (FR) (30) 03-15P4

6

11-4

Ch g Fuisse (FR) - Crack d’Emble (FR) Harry Skelton Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton, Alcester Jean-Bernard Chapalain Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful 2m hurdler who made smooth transition to chasing with handicap win at Carlisle on return. Disappointing since, though, including when well-beaten in first-time cheekpieces last month. TFR‘‘••• BHA128

14


8 Br

SEEMORELIGHTS (IRE) (21) 4F6/-234 BF

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

9

11-0

Sam Twiston-Davies Sandy Thomson, Greenlaw Sandy Thomson Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdler at up to 3m who has started positively over fences, including when third in novice at Ayr. Disappointed after a break at Newcastle 3 weeks ago and now a hood goes back on. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA124

9 Br

BRIANSTORM (IRE) (18) 654/-20P D BF

B g Brian Boru - Coco Moon (IRE) David & Carol Shaw Aaron Metcalfe

9

10-9

Charlie Deutsch Venetia Williams, Hereford Faucets Limited S

2020: SAM’S ADVENTURE 8 11 0 Henry Brooke 6-1 (Brian Ellison) 10 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 9 Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 5. Hood worn by No. 8. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6. Stewards Note: ASK ME EARLY: Following its run on 6/2/2021 it was reported that the horse was never travelling. BRIANSTORM: Following its run on 2/3/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run. Probable S.P’s: 11-4 St Barts (IRE), 9-2 Eclair Surf (FR), Shanty Alley (GB), 8-1 Ask Me Early (IRE), 12-1 Flegmatik (FR), 14-1 Acey Milan (IRE), Seemorelights (IRE), Brianstorm (IRE), 28-1 Young Wolf (IRE)

RACE RESULT:

TIME

DISTANCE

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

15

RACE TWO

TIMEFORM VIEW On a potentially lenient mark based on hurdling form and shaped well when second at Exeter (19.2f, soft, 4/1) after 22 months off. Disappointed both starts since however and suddenly has it to prove. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA119


THIRD RACE 3.00 TWO MILES ABOUT FOUR FURLONGS (2M 3F 207YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE BURTON UNION HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Total race value £27500 Ï Owners Prize Money. 1st £12911, 2nd £4337, 3rd £2170, 4th £1084, 5th £542, 6th £272, 7th £135, 8th £69. (Penalty Value £17022.50)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): D Skelton (84 wins from 293 runners, 29%) runs WILDE ABOUT OSCAR TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (10 wins from 65 runners, 15%) runs WILDE ABOUT OSCAR LONGEST TRAVELLER: WINNINGSEVERYTHING trained by H Fry, Seaborough, 181 miles.

RACE SUMMARY

This looks open, with ILLEGAL MODEL, who appeals as the type to improve as he gains experience, taken to open his account in handicaps at the fourth time of asking. Rockadenn was on his best behaviour back hurdling last time and may have more to offer for Paul Nicholls, with Gustavian and Wilde About Oscar also considered.

1-2-3: 1.ILLEGAL MODEL (IRE) 2.ROCKADENN (FR) 3.GUSTAVIAN (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

age

WILDE ABOUT OSCAR (IRE) (34) 14-11P1 C D

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor S st lb

6 11-12

B g Oscar (IRE) - Baie Barbara (IRE) Harry Skelton Mike and Eileen Newbould Dan Skelton, Alcester Miss Elizabeth Kennedy The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S

TIMEFORM VIEW Challow run aside (bad mistake let him down) he has been unbeaten over hurdles, dominant from the front in listed company at Exeter a month ago. Needs to be pretty smart to defy opening mark, though. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA146

2 Br

ROCKADENN (FR) (25) 1112-r1

5

B g High Rock (IRE) - Nijadenn (FR) Million in Mind Partnership P. Rago & J. Le Scouarnec

11-6

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Goffs UK Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful jumper in France, completing 4-timer in Cagnes-Sur-Mer listed chase. Looked temperamental on stable debut over fences (ran out) but quickly back on track when winning over timber latest. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA140

3 Br

MINT CONDITION (GB) (28) 114124 D BF

7

B g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Winning Counsel (IRE) Whites Property Limited J. R. Weston

11-4

Kielan Woods Jennie Candlish, Leek

TIMEFORM VIEW Ex-pointer who has returned an improved model, winning a trio of handicaps, latest at Wetherby on Boxing Day. Just failed in Warwick Grade 2 and given a break following lesser run at Haydock. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA138

4 Br

GUSTAVIAN (IRE) (27) 12-2211 CD

B g Mahler - Grange Oscar (IRE) Decimus Racing I Martin C. Fleming

6

11-1

Ben Godfrey (5) Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster Geegeez.co.uk S

TIMEFORM VIEW Hasn’t finished out of the first 2 in 8 career starts, winning for the third over hurdles here a month ago in ready fashion. Up 7lb in a better race but very much going the right way. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA135

5 Br

WINNINGSEVERYTHING (IRE) (144) 134/11-F D

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Baliya (IRE) Jago and Allhusen Shane McCarthy

7

11-1

Sean Bowen Harry Fry, Seaborough Citipost, Citipost S

TIMEFORM VIEW Surpassed his fairly useful bumper form in just 2 starts over hurdles in 2019, defying a penalty under no-nonsense ride at Market Rasen. Fell on chase debut in October and off since. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA135

6 Br

NICKOLSON (FR) (46) 1/12-260

B g No Risk At All (FR) - Incorrigible (FR) Tim Syder Madame Aliette Forien

7 10-13

Aidan Coleman Olly Murphy, Wilmcote McCoy Contractors S

TIMEFORM VIEW Bumper winner who did make a winning hurdles bow back in October 2019 but lightly raced and held back by his jumping since. No impact in a jumpers bumper last month. TFR‘‘••• BHA133

7 Br

RELENTLESS DREAMER (IRE) (164) 31/3P6-2 D

Br g Kayf Tara - Full of Elegance (FR) Mr Nigel Morris Michael P. Keane

12 10-12

Nick Scholfield Rebecca Curtis, Newport William Hill S

TIMEFORM VIEW Sparingly raced in 2018/19 but shaped encouragingly after a year off when third at Chepstow on last season’s return. Reportedly finished sore on this year’s reappearance and this a rare hurdles run. TFR‘‘••• BHA132

16


8 Br

ILLEGAL MODEL (IRE) (70) 61-354

B g Stowaway - She’s So Beautiful (IRE) Mr Alan Halsall Peter Byrne

7 10-11

Sam Twiston-Davies Charlie Longsdon, Chipping Norton LKF Bloodstock Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Well held sole point start but winning debut under Rules in 23f Lingfield novice hurdle in the mud last inter. Solid start to life in handicaps this term and remains unexposed. TFR‘‘‘‘‘ BHA131

9 Br

THIBAULT (GB) (28) 311U12 D

8

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

10-8

Daryl Jacob Adam West, Epsom

TIMEFORM VIEW Thriving for new yard this term, landing handicaps at Plumpton and Hereford before bagging Lingfield jumpers bumper. Another superb effort when second in a big-field handicap at Ascot. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA128

10 Br

DAN MCGRUE (IRE) (44) 006-545

B g Dansant - Aahsaypasty (IRE) Miss Daisy Hitchins Miss A. O’Donnell

9

10-8

David Bass Brian Barr, Sherborne

TIMEFORM VIEW Weak finisher but wasn’t disgraced behind the promising Bear Ghylls on second start for this yard at Exeter (18.5f). Well held at Wincanton since, though. TFR‘‘••• BHA128

Probable S.P’s: 5-1 Rockadenn (FR), 11-2 Gustavian (IRE), 13-2 Thibault (GB), 7-1 Wilde About Oscar (IRE), 15-2 Winningseverything (IRE), Illegal Model (IRE), 8-1 Mint Condition (GB), 20-1 Nickolson (FR), 22-1 Relentless Dreamer (IRE), 40-1 Dan McGrue (IRE)

RACE RESULT:

TIME

DISTANCE

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

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RACE THREE

2020: MAIN FACT (USA) 7 10 7 Mr Fergus Gillard 5-1 (David Pipe) 15 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 10 Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7, 10.


The day of all days since 1969 The race of all races the Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National is back for another year and our showpiece event promises to be yet another moment to remember. With a total pot of £202,000 on offer across the race card – an impressive £120,000 of which will be up for grabs in the feature race alone. The race is run over four miles and two furlongs, making it the second longest race in the National Hunt calendar after the Aintree Grand National. In 1969, winner Happy Spring was coming to the end of a fine career of which had seen him be one of only six horses ever to have beaten the legendary Arkle. Happy Spring and jockey Ken White galloped into the record books by becoming the first ever winner of the Midlands Grand National. In the decades since, the winner’s circle has never welcomed the same horse twice with 49 different winners taking first prize. And there have been some distinguished victors along the way. In 1975, Rag Trade, under the guidance of John Burke won the event and a year later put off Red Rum’s third victory in the Grand National by winning at Aintree. In 1986 The Thinker stormed to victory and just over 12 months on joined racing’s elite by winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Just over a decade later in 1997, Seven Towers dashed hopes of racegoers celebrating a local victory as he defeated Lord Gyllene. The second-placed horse was owned by Staffordshire businessman and self-made millionaire Sir Stanley Clarke and his wife Lady Hilda. Whilst the boss of St. Modwen Properties narrowly failed to taste victory at his local course of Uttoxeter in the Midlands Grand National, his New Zealand bred gelding gave Sir Stanley his racing high point by winning the Aintree Grand National three weeks later. The victory of Lord Gyllene at Aintree is remembered as much for the circumstances surrounding the bomb threats and re-staging of the Grand National on the following Monday, as for his win itself. Then in 2010, racing royalty in the shape of legendary jockey AP McCoy and trainer Jonjo O’Neill enjoyed success with Synchronised. Once again, the horse showed success in the Midlands Grand National is a stamp of class as it went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup two years later. Between 2011 and 2014, trainer David Pipe, broke records winning the race four years in a row with Minella Four Star, Master Overseer, Big Occasion and Goulanes. Whilst in 2016 Fergal O’Brien’s much-loved Chase The Spud stormed to success in the final furlong. Who will be crowned the 2021 winner of the Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National?


The last 20 winners of the Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National YEAR

WINNER

JOCKEY

TRAINER

OWNER

2020

Truckers Lodge

Lorcan Williams

Paul Nicholls

Gordon & Su Hall

2019

Potters Corner

James Bowen

Christian Williams

All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies

2018

Regal Flow

Sean Houlihan

Bob Buckler

Mrs C. J. Dunn

2017

Chase The Spud

Paddy Brennan

Fergal O’Brien

Christine Banks

2016

Firebird Flyer

Adam Wedge

Evan Williams

Mr R. E. R. Williams

2015

Goonyella

JJ Burke

J T R Dreaper

Ann & Alan Potts Partnership

2014

Goulanes

Richard Johnson

David Pipe

Mr R S Brookhouse

2013

Big Occasion

Mr Mikey Ennis

David Pipe

The Old Betfairians

2012

Master Overseer

Tom Scudamore

David Pipe

Brocade Racing

2011

Minella Four Star

Conor O’Farrell

David Pipe

Ashton Racing Club

2010

Synchronised

Tony McCoy

Jonjo O’Neill

Mr John P McManus

2009

Russian Trigger

Jack Doyle

Victor Dartnall

Russian Partners

2008

Himalayan Trail

Tjade Collier

Sue Smith

Mogeely Stud & Mrs Maura Gittins

2007

Baron Windrush

Jason Maguire

Nigel Twiston-Davies

The Double Octagon Partnership

2006

G V A Ireland

Ruby Walsh

Francis Flood

Exors Late Donal O’Buachalia

2005

Philson Run

Paul Carberry

Nick Williams

Mr C J Leech

2003

Intelligent

Robbie Power

Jessica Harrington

Norman Moore

2002

The Bunny Boiler

Norman Williamson

Noel Meade

J Dollard

2000

Ackzo

Adrian Maguire

Ferdy Murphy

Mrs N L Spence

1999

Young Kenny

Brendan Powell, snr

Peter Beaumont

Trevor Hemmings Racing Club


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FOURTH RACE 3.35 FOUR MILES ABOUT TWO FURLONGS (4M 2F 8YDS) FOR FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE MARSTON’S 61 DEEP MIDLANDS GRAND NATIONAL (AN OPEN HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE)(CLASS 1)(Listed Race) (GBB RACE) Total race value £120000 Ï Owners Prize Money. 1st £51648, 2nd £21288, 3rd £10644, 4th £5328, 5th £2664, 6th £1332, 7th £660, 8th £336. (Penalty Value £67524) Weights raised 6lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 8 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10.

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): D Skelton (84 wins from 293 runners, 29%) runs TOMMY RAPPER TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (10 wins from 65 runners, 15%) runs TOMMY RAPPER FANCY THAT: D Pipe won this race in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The stable runs RAMSES DE TEILLEE today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: SCREAMING COLOURS trained by W Durkan, Ireland.

RACE SUMMARY

Jonjo O’Neill holds a strong hand in next month’s Grand National and can collect in the Midlands version too with TIME TO GET UP, who had plenty left in the tank when scoring at Wincanton and remains very much at the right end of the handicap after just three chase starts. Irish-challenger Screaming Colours is another progressive sort and feared most, with Highland Hunter much respected too.

1-2-3: 1.TIME TO GET UP (IRE) 2.SCREAMING COLOURS (IRE) 3.HIGHLAND HUNTER (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

age

REGAL ENCORE (IRE) (28) 13-1P32

13 11-12

B g King’s Theatre (IRE) - Go On Eileen (IRE) Mr John P. McManus Mr John Browne

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor S st lb

Ben Godfrey (5) Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster Geegeez.co.uk S

TIMEFORM VIEWVeteran arrives in excellent form from his favoured Ascot but he hasn’t proved so reliable elsewhere, pulled up at Newbury on his only other run this term. Stays really well but easily opposed. TFR‘‘••• BHA154

2 Br

TRUCKERS LODGE (IRE) (70) 4121-U0 CD

B g Westerner - Galeacord (IRE) Gordon & Su Hall Mrs Ann Hogan

9 11-11

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Most impressive winner here 12 months ago but hiked up 14lb and performed respectably in circumstances when 7th in Welsh Grand National at Chepstow only completed run since. More needed to follow up. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA153

3 Br

RAMSES DE TEILLEE (FR) (28) 0-51004

Gr g Martaline - Princesse d’Orton (FR) John White & Anne Underhill S.A.S. Brosseau et Fils & C. Brosseau

9 11-10

David Noonan David Pipe, Wellington W & S Recycling S

TIMEFORM VIEW Better than ever when scoring at Cheltenham (3m3f) in November and got back on track when fourth in Grand National Trial at Haydock last month. Thorough stayer. No forlorn hope. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA152

4 Br

HIGHLAND HUNTER (IRE) (22) 1-23F12

Gr g Subtle Power (IRE) - Loughine Sparkle (IRE) Mr T. Barr Mr A. O’Driscoll

8

11-3

Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls, Ditcheat Morson Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressive hurdler who is shaping up in similar fashion over fences, scoring at Carlisle before excellent runner-up at Exeter (3m) last month. Has more to offer at marathon trips so much respected. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA145

5 Br

ACTING LASS (IRE) (56) 012P-PP

B g King’s Theatre (IRE) - Darrens Lass (IRE) Nigel & Barbara Collison R. Murphy

10 11-3

Sean Bowen Harry Fry, Seaborough Citipost, Citipost S

TIMEFORM VIEW Very useful 3m winner at his best but he finished lame on final outing last season and pulled up both runs this term, latest after a wind op. Blinkers go on now with lots to prove. TFR‘‘••• BHA145

6 Br

THE TWO AMIGOS (GB) (28) 42-3223

B g Midnight Legend - As Was Bradley Partnership Upton Viva Stud

9

11-2

Matt Griffiths Nicky Martin, Minehead Charles Simpson Organisation Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Likeable stayer who arrives on the back of cracking placed efforts in the Welsh National and Grand National Trial at Haydock. Winless since 2019 but he holds solid place claims once more. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA144

7 Br

GOLAN FORTUNE (IRE) (21) 431434

B g Golan (IRE) - Ballyknock Alainn (IRE) P Middleton, M Lowther B. Higgins

9

11-0

Kielan Woods Phil Middleton, Aylesbury Equine America Ltd (Cortaflex) S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful hurdler who made winning start over fences in 3m Ludlow novice chase and has posted TFR‘‘‘•• BHA142 two good chasing efforts since. Visor refitted and not ruled out back in this sphere.

22


8 Br

ACHILLE (FR) (28) 1P1/2-22

11 11-0

Gr g Dom Alco (FR) - Hase (FR) Mrs Vida Bingham Cte Yves D’Armaille

Charlie Deutsch Venetia Williams, Hereford Faucets Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Progressed well in 2018/19, winning 3 of his 5 starts at 3m. Very lightly raced since but back with two excellent runs, just denied by Lord Du Mesnil in Grand National Trial (3m4f). Needs considering. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA142

9 Br

CALETT MAD (FR) (105) 04522/-U

9

B or Br g Axxos (GER) - Omelia (FR) Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Michel Le Meur

11-0

Daryl Jacob Nigel Twiston-Davies, Cheltenham Ptarmigan Media Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEWProlific hurdler in 2017/18 and improved his form over fences season after despite failing to win. Looked very rusty after 23 months off and behind when unseating 10th in Becher on return though. TFR‘‘••• BHA142

10 Br

CAPTAIN DRAKE (IRE) (70) U2-1P54 C

B g Getaway (GER) - Julika (GER) Gary Stevens and Brian and Sandy Lambert Gary Hadden

8 10-12

Bryan Carver (3) Harry Fry, Seaborough Citipost, Citipost S

TIMEFORM VIEW Excellent runner-up in this contest 12 months ago and he got back on track in first-time tongue tie when fourth in Welsh National. Dual hurdle winner here too so well in the mix again. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA140

11 Br

PRIME VENTURE (IRE) (70) 4F2P-15

10 10-11

Br g Primary (USA) - Next Venture (IRE) Mrs Janet Davies Mrs Mary Doyle

Isabel Williams (5) Evan Williams, Llancarfan Prysg Cyf S

TIMEFORM VIEW Returned with ready win at Sedgefield and posted good fifth in Welsh National only start since. Fourth in this event in 2019 so this thorough stayer can’t be ruled out. Cheekpieces retained. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA139

12 Br

MIGHTY THUNDER (GB) (42) 2-01161

B g Malinas (GER) - Cool Island (IRE) Allson Sparkle Ltd C. and Mrs Wilson

8 10-11

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

13 Br

TOMMY RAPPER (IRE) (34) 3442/1-2

10 10-11

B g Milan - Supreme Evening (IRE) Harry Skelton Judy Craymer & Nick Skelton Dan Skelton, Alcester J. Asple Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful winning hurdler/chaser but very lightly raced nowadays. Made light of 17-month absence when runner-up in Exeter handicap hurdle on return so no forlorn hope back over fences for top yard. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA139

14 Br

TIME TO GET UP (IRE) (44) 2/42-341

Ch g Presenting - Gales Return (IRE) Mr John P. McManus Mrs E. Moore

8 10-10

Jonjo O’Neill Jr. Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham Wasdell Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Low-mileage 8-y-o who showed promise over hurdles in Ireland. Much improved for switch to chasing for new yard, readily off the mark at Wincanton (25f) last month. More to come up in trip. Big player. TFR‘‘‘‘‘ BHA138

15 Br

TRUCKIN AWAY (IRE) (81) 533-421

Br g Getaway (GER) - Simons Girl (IRE) Brocade Racing Thomas Browne

8

10-9

Micheal Nolan Philip Hobbs, Minehead Philip Hobbs Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurdler who has taken well to fences and gained deserved win in 3m Doncaster handicap in December. Should stay well but hiked up 10lb so needs another step forward after his break. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA137

16 Br

COO STAR SIVOLA (FR) (42) 0P/-5U52

B g Assessor (IRE) - Santorine (FR) Babbitt Racing Mr Gilles Trapenard

9

10-7

Sam Twiston-Davies Nick Williams, South Molton Bottlegreen S

TIMEFORM VIEW Won the Ultima at Cheltenham Festival in 2018. Failed to shine last term, but best run this season when second in 3m Sandown handicap last month. No forlorn hope if his stamina holds out. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA135

17 Br

DOING FINE (IRE) (105) 1-51631 C

B g Presenting - Howaya Pet (IRE) Neil Mulholland Racing Club Steven Vaughan

13 10-7

Millie Wonnacott (5) Neil Mulholland, Limpley Stoke

TIMEFORM VIEW Veteran course winner who arrives on back of 3m4f handicap success at Sandown in December. Up 5lb but this thorough stayer shouldn’t be underestimated after a break. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA135

18 Br

SCREAMING COLOURS (IRE) (34) 15-1222

B g Dubai Destination (USA) - Colour Scheme (FR) Ms M Durkan John Studd

10 10-5

Conor Orr (3) William Durkan, Ireland

TIMEFORM VIEW Lightly-raced Irish chaser who scored at Punchestown in November and has continued on the up since, clear second in Grand National Trial there (3m4f) last time. Must enter calculations up in trip. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA133

23

RACE FOUR

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful hurder who is upwardly mobile over fences, making it 3-4 with wide-margin win in Edinburgh TFR‘‘‘•• BHA139 National (4m2f) in February. 10lb higher now but fine jumper and one to be positive about


19 Br

SPRINGFIELD FOX (GB) (21) 1U-2PP5

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

8

10-4

David Bass Tom George, Slad HBA Media S

TIMEFORM VIEWLanded first 2 chases last winter but twice pulled up this term before fair fifth (fitted with cheekpieces) TFR‘‘••• BHA132 in Eider Chase at Newcastle last month. Headear retained but others still appeal more.

20 Br

FINAL NUDGE (IRE) (44) F/0P0/1-5

B g Kayf Tara - Another Shot (IRE) Mrs J. Rees M. W. and Mrs M. Doran

12 10-4

Paddy Brennan Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Dunraven Group of Companies S

TIMEFORM VIEW Capitalised on reduced mark at Market Rasen on sole start last term. Left David Dennis and off 11 months before encouraging Wincanton fifth for new yard. Remains on appealing mark. Lively outsider. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA132

21R CROSSLEY TENDER (GB) (21) 123132 Br

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

8

10-2

Nick Scholfield Paul Henderson, Whitsbury Paul Henderson Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW Enjoying fine season, and he recorded win number four at Exeter before good second in Eider Chase at Newcastle (33f) last month. Not dismissed lightly in current mood. RESERVE TFR‘‘‘•• BHA130

22R SEASTON SPIRIT (GB) (44) 1P1-11P C Br

B g Kayf Tara - Aphrodisias (FR) Mr Michael Fiddy Dr G. W. Guy

8

10-0

Oliver Sherwood, Upper Lambourn Rewards 4 Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Much-improved chaser who completed hat-trick at Plumpton (3m4f) in January. Rare poor run when pulled up at Wincanton last time though so has bit to prove now. RESERVE TFR‘‘‘•• BHA128 2020: TRUCKERS LODGE (IRE) 8 10 7 Lorcan Williams 6-1 (Paul Nicholls) 14 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 22 Blinkers worn first time by No. 5. Blinkers worn by No. 22. Visor worn by No. 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. Stewards Note: RAMSES DE TEILLEE: Following its run on 20/2/2021 it was reported that the horse returned lame. Probable S.P’s: 6-1 Time To Get Up (IRE), 14-1 Highland Hunter (IRE), Achille (FR), Coo Star Sivola (FR), 16-1 Truckin Away (IRE), Screaming Colours (IRE), 18-1 Truckers Lodge (IRE), Captain Drake (IRE), Mighty Thunder(GB), Final Nudge (IRE), 20-1 The Two Amigos (GB), Tommy Rapper (IRE), 22-1 Ramses de Teillee (FR), Golan Fortune(IRE), Doing Fine (IRE), 25-1 Prime Venture (IRE), 28-1 Regal Encore (IRE), Calett Mad (FR), 40-1 Acting Lass (IRE), Springfield Fox (GB),

RACE RESULT:

TIME

DISTANCE

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

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FIFTH RACE 4.10 TWO MILES ABOUT FOUR FURLONGS (2M 3F 207YDS) FOR NOVICE FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS

THE DE14 NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) Total race value £5800 Owners Prize Money. 1st £2873, 2nd £952, 3rd £476, 4th £238. (Penalty Value £3768.84)

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): D Skelton (84 wins from 293 runners, 29%) runs INTERCONNECTED TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (10 wins from 65 runners, 15%) runs INTERCONNECTED LONGEST TRAVELLER: LYDFORD LAD trained by J Barber, Crewkerne, 184 miles.

RACE SUMMARY

GULLIVER COLLONGES’ second at Chepstow is backed up by the clock and, with further improvement anticipated now he’s up and running, he’s fancied to come out on top. Red Rookie got the job done in good style at Sandown and is capable of better again now back up in trip, while Interconnected and The Edgar Wallace are others who need respecting.

1-2-3: 1.GULLIVER COLLONGES (FR) 2.RED ROOKIE 3.INTERCONNECTED KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

RED ROOKIE (GB) (30) 3/11-51 C

Ch g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Auction Belle The Hawk Inn Syndicate 3 Mr R. P. Phillips

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor S age

st lb

6

11-8

Tom Bellamy Emma Lavelle, Marlborough Hatherden Horse Transport S

TIMEFORM VIEW Useful form when winning a brace of bumpers last season and struck at the second time of asking over hurdles in 2m Sandown novice 30 days ago. Capable of better again now back up in trip. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA-

2 Br

GULLIVER COLLONGES (FR) (23) 3P2

B g Tiger Groom - Roxane Collonges (FR) Mr John P. McManus G.A.E.C. Delorme

5

11-2

Jonjo O’Neill Jr. Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham Wasdell Group S

TIMEFORM VIEWProduced a promising first effort in a Fontwell bumper. Pulled up on Carlisle hurdling bow but proved a different proposition just 9 days on from that when second at Chepstow. Open to more progress. TFR‘‘‘‘‘ BHA-

3 Br

HELLO BUDDY (IRE) (12) 6/-PF

7

11-2

Ch g Salutino (GER) - Cotton Candy (IRE) Lorcan Murtagh (3) Mr James Chamberlain Graeme McPherson, Stow-On-The-Wold Ms Amy Mccoy E. A. Chamberlain LLP t/a Nailsworth Mills Estate S

TIMEFORM VIEW Well held in 2 bumpers and sent off a big price when falling at the fifth on Southwell hurdling debut 12 days ago. TFR‘•••• BHA-

4 Br

INTERCONNECTED (GB) (23) F1/2/-2 BF

7

11-2

Br g Network (GER) - R de Rien Sivola (FR) Harry Skelton Darren & Annaley Yates Dan Skelton, Alcester M. J. Tuckey Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S

TIMEFORM VIEW Shaped with loads of promise in a strong Newbury novice in 2018/19. Bit disappointing he failed to get the job done on belated return at Huntingdon but still proved he retains a good chunk of ability. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA-

5 Br

JOVIAL SPIRIT (IRE) (131) 300-PP

B g Doyen (IRE) - Banjo Davis (IRE) Lost In 1936 Partnership Gregory Rossiter

6

11-2

Robert Dunne Sam Allwood, Whitchurch Allwood Horse Transport S

TIMEFORM VIEW £46,000 purchase having been third in an Irish point, but failed to show anything under Rules in 4 starts for Ben Pauling. TFR‘•••• BHA-

6 Br

LYDFORD LAD (IRE) (137) 5-P

B g Yeats (IRE) - Shannon Rose (IRE) Mr David Martin & Mr Paul Barber Louis G. Vambeck

6

11-2

Nick Scholfield Jack R. Barber, Crewkerne Redlynch Agricultural Engineering Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Showed ability on only start in bumpers, but had a wind operation prior to offering nothing on Exeter hurdle debut in November. TFR‘•••• BHA-

7 Br

MR TG (IRE) (498) 4-

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Bollin Jasmine Mrs Susan Granger Joseph Hernon

7

11-2

Stan Sheppard John Mackie, Church Broughton Hexagon Leasing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW €70,000 3-y-o, Flemensfirth gelding who offered something to work on sole bumper outing for Neil Mulholland, but that was 16 months ago. TFR‘‘••• BHA-

26


8 Br

ONAGATHERINGSTORM (IRE) (23) 24-4313

B g Imperial Monarch (IRE) - Springfield Mary (IRE) Craig & Laura Buckingham John Killeen

6

11-2

Paddy Brennan Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Red Rock Partnership Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winning pointer at fifth attempt who showed a fair level of ability in a Chepstow bumper on Rules debut 23 days ago, despite failing to justify late support. Step up in trip will suit now hurdling. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA-

9 Br

ON THE RISE (IRE) (97) FP-PU54

B g Valirann (FR) - High Sunshine (IRE) Max Young Racing Club J. McManus

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11-2

James Best Max Young, Droitwich

TIMEFORM VIEW Valirann gelding. Dam unraced. Maiden pointer, last of 4 finishers latest (Dec 13). Hard to fancy on hurdles debut. TFR‘•••• BHA-

10 Br

SCARDINO (FR) (161) 0

5

Ch g Doctor Dino (FR) - Scarlock (FR) Sam Allwood Racing Club P. Boiteau, A. Boiteau & A. Boiteau

11-2

Alan Johns Sam Allwood, Whitchurch Allwood Horse Transport S

TIMEFORM VIEW Shaped as if amiss when well held in Hexham bumper on sole outing for Harry Whittington in October. Goes hurdling now for new handler up in trip. TFR‘‘••• BHA-

11 Br

THE EDGAR WALLACE (IRE) (50) 321-42 BF

B g Flemensfirth (USA) - Annalecky (IRE) Mr P. J. Andrews Spencer Hawkins

6

11-2

David Bass Kim Bailey, Cheltenham Kim Bailey Racing Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEWHereford bumper winner who improved from his hurdling debut with a tongue tie added after 10 weeks off when second in 19.4f maiden at Doncaster 50 days ago. Solid claims with a repeat (had wind op). TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA126 2020: ESPION (FR) 6 11 2 Richard Johnson 6-5 (Philip Hobbs) 4 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 11 Tongue Strap worn by No. 11. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 11. Stewards Note: JOVIAL SPIRIT: Following its run on 9/11/2020 it was reported that the horse stopped quickly. LYDFORD LAD: Following its run on 3/11/2020 it was reported that the horse hung left handed. Probable S.P’s: 5-2 Interconnected (GB), 10-3 Red Rookie (GB), 7-2 The Edgar Wallace (IRE), 5-1 Gulliver Collonges (FR), 10-1 Onagatheringstorm (IRE), 40-1 Scardino (FR), 50-1 Mr Tg (IRE), 100-1 On The Rise (IRE), 150-1 Lydford Lad (IRE), 200-1 Jovial Spirit (IRE), 300-1 Hello Buddy (IRE)

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SIXTH RACE 4.45 ABOUT TWO MILES (1M 7F 168YDS) FOR FOUR YRS OLD AND UPWARDS FILLIES AND MARES

THE HORNINGLOW MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 5) Total race value £5844 Ï Owners Prize Money. 1st £2130, 2nd £706, 3rd £353, 4th £292, 5th £280, 6th £280, 7th £280, 8th £280. (Penalty Value £2794.14) Weights raised 3lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable.

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): E Williams (14 wins from 135 runners, 10%) runs TIMASSINI TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): O Greenall (3 wins from 26 runners, 12%) runs KIMBERLEY LONGEST TRAVELLER: HIJA trained by Miss G Haywood, Moretonhampstead, 208 miles.

RACE SUMMARY

Gary Hanmer has his string in good form so CAPE FAIR could be the answer having performed with credit in a couple of C&D handicaps towards the end of 2020. Recent chase winner Gaia Vallis may provide the chief threat ahead of Lady Cylla, who has changed yards since her Stratford second in November.

1-2-3: 1.CAPE FAIR 2.GAIA VALLIS (FR) 3.LADY CYLLA KEY colours

Owner no

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Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

PLAY SMARTER

Trainer

horse

Sponsor S age

LADY CYLLA (GB) (132) 64-5042

st lb

6 11-12

B m Malinas (GER) - Lady Samantha Mrs T. P. James Mr David Redvers

Robert Dunne Sheila Lewis, Brecon Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Maiden who ended her time with Tony Carroll with a creditable second in 2m Stratford handicap in November. Contender if returning in similar form for her new stable. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA91

2 Br

TIMASSINI (IRE) (44) 31P-000 D

6 11-10

B m Dr Massini (IRE) - Timoca (IRE) Mrs Janet Davies Peter & Janet Davies

Isabel Williams (5) Evan Williams, Llancarfan Prysg Cyf S

TIMEFORM VIEW Winner at Ffos Las a year ago. Has struggled since but has at least been cut a bit of slack by the handicapper and perhaps the refitting of cheekpieces will help. No surprise if she revives. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA89

3 Br

LEGENDARY RHYTHM (GB) (31) 5-664P

5 11-10

B m Midnight Legend - Hot Rhythm David Clark and Partner Mr P. P. Symonds

Ben Poste Tom Symonds, Hentland Gun Dog Gin Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Signs of ability on C&D hurdle debut in October but no impact since, including pulling TFR‘‘••• BHA89 up on handicap debut last month. Still early days but others more obvious.

4 Br

CAPE FAIR (GB) (92) 3-06034

8

B m Fair Mix (IRE) - Capania (IRE) Mr J. Swinnerton Mr & Mrs W. J. Swinnerton

11-9

Bryan Carver (3) Gary Hanmer, Tattenhall

TIMEFORM VIEW Reached the frame in a couple of C&D handicaps towards the end of 2020. Yard been among the winners of late. Interesting contender. TFR‘‘‘‘‘ BHA88

5 Br

YOUVEBROKENMYDREAM (GB) (33) 052-F00

B m Geordieland (FR) - Mollycarrs Gambul Mrs J A Carr-Evans and Ms Susan Evans Susan L. C. Evans

6

11-4

Jay Tidball (10) Bill Turner, Sherborne Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Found just one too good on handicap debut at Worcester in September 2019, but efforts so far this season have been uninspiring. TFR‘‘••• BHA83

6 Br

GAIA VALLIS (FR) (10) 032-651

B m Saint des Saints (FR) - Toccata Vallis (FR) David Bridgwater Racing Mr Andre Noel Dutertre

5

11-2

Tom Scudamore David Bridgwater, Stow-on-the-Wold

TIMEFORM VIEW Improved at second time of asking after wind surgery when landing Fontwell chase 10 days ago. No impact over hurdles previously but that could easily change now. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA81

7 Br

MISSESGEEJAY (GB) (107) 05342-r

Br m Beat All (USA) - Riverbank Rainbow Matt Watkinson Racing Club G. Wheildon

11 10-9

Harry Skelton Stella Barclay, Garstang Lancashire Racing Stables Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEW Remains a maiden following 17 bites at cherry over hurdles but the fact she was second in this contest last year provides some hope. Was well held when running out at last on reappearance, though. TFR‘‘••• BHA74

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8 Br

HIJA (GB) (142) U550//-06

10 10-7

B m Avonbridge - Pantita Haywood’s Heroes Howard Barton Stud

David Noonan Gail Haywood, Moretonhampstead Amy Cox - Vet Physio S

TIMEFORM VIEW Gets an opportunity to run off her proper mark here but others still preferred on this first outing for 142 days. TFR‘‘••• BHA72

9 Br

CUCUMBER GIN (IRE) (25) 0/0-P0

7

B m Oscar (IRE) - Redwood Lady (IRE) Bradley Partnership Tommy Frisby

10-5

James Best Nicky Martin, Minehead Charles Simpson Organisation Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW No show in maiden/novice hurdles but does at least stand a more realistic chance now handicapping at a basement level. TFR‘‘••• BHA70

10 Br

SMASHING LASS (IRE) (92) 06005P

5

Ch m Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Gilded Truffle (IRE) Mr J. Payne Tally-Ho Stud

10-4

Aaron Anderson (7) Mike Sowersby, Malton Mike Sowersby Racing S

TIMEFORM VIEW 7f Flat winner who is still to score over hurdles. Not disgraced in 2 1/2m course handicap in December but pulled up back here since. TFR‘‘••• BHA69

11 Br

KIMBERLEY (GB) (45) 500

4

B f Oasis Dream - Millennium Star (IRE) Stockton Hall Farm Racing Fittocks Stud

10-3

Alan Johns Oliver Greenall, Malpas

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair maiden on the Flat for James Fanshawe. Beaten long way in 3 qualifying runs over hurdles but worth a precautionary market check now handicapping at low level. Cheekpieces also added. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA75 2020: HAVACUPPA 6 10 7 Lucy Gardner 5-1 (Susan Gardner) 9 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 11 Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 11. Hood worn by No. 5. Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 9, 11. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 7, 8. Stewards Note: SMASHING LASS: Following its run on 18/12/2020 it was reported that the horse stopped quickly. Probable S.P’s: 3-1 Gaia Vallis (FR), 5-1 Cape Fair (GB), 6-1 Lady Cylla (GB), 9-1 Timassini (IRE), Kimberley (GB), 14-1 Legendary Rhythm (GB), Missesgeejay (GB), 20-1 Hija (GB), Cucumber Gin (IRE), 28-1 Smashing Lass (IRE), 50-1 Youvebrokenmydream (GB) TIME

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SEVENTH RACE 5.15 TWO MILES ABOUT FOUR FURLONGS (2M 4F) FOR FIVE YRS OLD AND UPWARDS,

THE 61 DEEP HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) Total race value £6600 Ï Owners Prize Money. 1st £3460, 2nd £1136, 3rd £568. (Penalty Value £4517.04) Weights lowered 4lb.

RACE STATS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): D Skelton (84 wins from 293 runners, 29%) runs FRISSON COLLONGES TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (10 wins from 65 runners, 15%) runs FRISSON COLLONGES LONGEST TRAVELLER: VOIX D’EAU trained by L Russell, Kinross, 292 miles.

RACE SUMMARY

GENERATION GAP and Frisson Collonges both remain with potential over the larger obstacles and may be the pair to concentrate on. Preference is for the former, who was in there pitching when exiting at the second-last at Catterick last time and he makes plenty of appeal off the same mark here. Duhallow Lad is best of the rest.

1-2-3: 1.GENERATION GAP (IRE) 2.FRISSON COLLONGES (FR) 3.DUHALLOW LAD (IRE) KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

Trainer

horse

DUHALLOW LAD (IRE) (90) 15-0212 CD BF

B g Papal Bull - Macca Luna (IRE) Burnham P & D Ltd Hardys Of Kilkeel Ltd.

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor S age

st lb

9

11-9

Robert Dunne Alan Jones, Timberscombe Burnham Plastering & Drylining Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Right back on track when landing a gamble over C&D in December. Good second at Fakenham 2 days later and, providing conditions remain on the slow side, he should again be involved in the finish. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA116

2 Br

NATIVE ROBIN (IRE) (23) 31-612P D

11 11-8

Br g Robin des Pres (FR) - Homebird (IRE) The Punchestown Syndicate Barry O’Connor

Nick Scholfield Jeremy Scott, Dulverton Brendon Powerwashers S

TIMEFORM VIEW Consistent type who regained winning thread over this trip at Wincanton in November. Looked amiss at Huntingdon last time, but it’d be no surprise were he to bounce back here. Tongue strap enlisted. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA115

3 Br

WELSH’S CASTLE (IRE) (43) U/0/-420P

B g Mahler - Kyle Again (IRE) Mr M. A. Kemp Miss Rachel Murphy

9

11-8

Kielan Woods Ben Case, Banbury David Andrews Construction Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEWWinning pointer who shaped well when runner-up in a maiden hurdle here in December. However, pulled TFR‘•••• BHA115 up on his first run in a handicap chase at Chepstow last time and since undergone a wind op.

4 Br

GOLD OPERA (IRE) (30) 4/3U42-P D

B g Gold Well - Flute Opera (IRE) Mr & Mrs William Rucker J. W. George

12 11-8

Sean Bowen Tom Gretton, Inkberrow Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Signed off last season with a solid effort at Haydock, but inauspicious start for new yard when pulled up on belated return at Leicester. Now tried in blinkers. TFR‘•••• BHA115

5 Br

VOIX D’EAU (FR) (46) 2-4P0P0 D

B g Voix du Nord (FR) - Eau de Chesne (FR) Mr Gerry McGladery Christophe Toussaint & Emmanuel Clayeux

11 11-7

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

TIMEFORM VIEW Very useful chaser in his pomp, but not the force of old and most recent efforts have left much to be desired. Hopes pinned on first-time blinkers sparking a revival. TFR‘•••• BHA114

6 Br

ROSMUC RELAY (IRE) (33) P//52-U0P D

Br g Presenting - Aughrim Vic (IRE) Mr J. Perriss William J. Noonan

9

11-6

Stan Sheppard Tom Lacey, Woolhope Plusbac S

TIMEFORM VIEW Dual hurdles winner who left tame chase debut behind when second at Hereford last March. However, no show in 3 runs this season (tried in cheekpieces last time) and connections now reach for blinkers. TFR‘•••• BHA113

7 Br

SEEMINGLY SO (IRE) (25) P32-244 BF

Br g Dubai Destination (USA) - Jane Hall (IRE) Emily Boultbee Brooks Racing Ms A. J. Fox

8

11-5

Aidan Coleman Olly Murphy, Wilmcote Boultbee Brooks Real Estate Limited S

TIMEFORM VIEWHurdles winner who made a positive start over fences when runner-up at Doncaster last February. Has made the frame on each of his 3 subsequent starts, albeit without really progressing. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA112

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8 Br

FRISSON COLLONGES (FR) (145) 2/P420-4

6

11-5

B g Coastal Path - Roxane Collonges (FR) Harry Skelton Chris Giles Dan Skelton, Alcester G.A.E.C. Delorme Freres Ladbrokes, The Air Ambulance Service (Warwickshire & Northamptonshire) S

TIMEFORM VIEW Runner-up in Irish points and showed ability over hurdles last season. Shaped well sent chasing when fourth on return at Ayr (20.5f, heavy) in October and he’s open to improvement in this sphere. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA112

9 Br

GENERATION GAP (IRE) (32) 35-645F D

7

B g Olden Times - Kerso (IRE) Mrs E. J. Wills Daryl Deacon

11-3

Jonjo O’Neill Jr. Jonjo O’Neill, Cheltenham Wasdell Group S

TIMEFORM VIEW Little impact on first 2 starts over fences, but was very much in contention when falling 2 out at Catterick (19.2f, heavy) last month. Big player if first-time cheekpieces have the desired effect. TFR‘‘‘‘‘ BHA110

10 Br

GLANCE BACK (GB) (30) 251-P06 CD

B g Passing Glance - Roberta Back (IRE) Select Racing Club & Mrs M J Arnold Mrs J. Arnold

10 11-0

Jamie Bargary Emma-Jane Bishop, Cheltenham Knight Frank S

TIMEFORM VIEW Back down to the mark off which he bagged this prize 12 months ago, but this season’s efforts hardly suggest that he’s likely to repeat the dose. TFR‘‘••• BHA107

11 Br

DISCKO DES PLAGES (FR) (21) 1-613U3 BF

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

8

11-0

James Best Richard Hobson, Little Rissington Tote S

TIMEFORM VIEW Overcome poor round of jumping to win at Catterick in December. Not disgraced when third at Newcastle (16.3f, soft) and each-way shout off 1lb lower mark here. TFR‘‘‘•• BHA107

12 Br

CHEROKEE BILL (GB) (20) 2P-4345

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

10 11-0

Lee Edwards Henry Oliver, Abberley Hatt Kitchens S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fair maiden hurdler/chaser for Noel Meade who made encouraging debut for this yard when fourth at Hereford in November. However, has failed to build on that since and now 0-15 over fences. TFR‘‘••• BHA107 2020: GLANCE BACK 9 11 4 Jamie Bargary 7-1 (Emma-Jane Bishop) 7 ran DECLARED RUNNERS 12 Blinkers worn first time by No. 4, 5, 6. Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 2. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 9. Blinkers worn by No. 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 3, 5, 10, 11. Running for the first time since Wind Surgery No. 3. Stewards Note: DUHALLOW LAD: Following its run on 20/12/2020 it was reported that the horse finished lame. NATIVE ROBIN: Following its run on 25/2/2021 it was reported that the horse was never travelling. DISCKO DES PLAGES: Following its run on 27/2/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. Probable S.P’s: 4-1 Generation Gap (IRE), 9-2 Frisson Collonges (FR), 11-2 Duhallow Lad (IRE), 7-1 Discko des Plages (FR), 17-2 Seemingly So (IRE), 10-1 Native Robin (IRE), 14-1 Glance Back (GB), 16-1 Cherokee Bill (GB), 40-1 Rosmuc Relay (IRE), 50-1 Welsh’s Castle (IRE), 66-1 Gold Opera (IRE), 100-1 Voix d’Eau (FR)

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EIGHTH RACE 5.50 ABOUT TWO MILES (1M 7F 168YDS) FOR FOUR, FIVE AND SIX YRS OLD

THE MARSTONS PEDIGREE STANDARD 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): D Skelton (84 wins from 293 runners, 29%) runs LAC DE CONSTANCE TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): D Skelton (10 wins from 65 runners, 15%) runs LAC DE CONSTANCE LONGEST TRAVELLER: P T BARNUM trained by H Fry, Seaborough, 181 miles.

RACE SUMMARY

KILBEG KING has already landed a point and now starts out for a stable with a terrific bumper record, so expect him to run a big race on Rules debut. Barrier Peaks looked promising at Chepstow on debut, so he’s regarded as the chief danger ahead of No Word of A Lie.

1-2-3: 1.KILBEG KING (IRE) 2.BARRIER PEAKS (FR) 3.NO WORD OF A LIE KEY colours

Owner no

1 Br

Breeding

Breeder

Jockey

Br

horse

CORONADO JOE (GB) (30) 01

Ch g Norse Dancer (IRE) - Hopatina (IRE) Mr Ed Hawkings Mr E. J. Hawkings

Trainer

PLAY SMARTER

Sponsor S age

st lb

5

11-9

Nick Scholfield Chris Gordon, Winchester Equestrian Fencing & Timber Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Left debut form well behind when off the mark at Fontwell a month ago, looking suited by the emphasis on stamina. This sharper test isn’t ideal, so he’s vulnerable under a penalty. TFR‘‘••• BHA-

2 Br

BARRIER PEAKS (FR) (23) 2 BF

B g Blue Bresil (FR) - La Balzane (FR) The Angove Family E.A.R.L. Les Grandes Alouettes

5

11-2

Tom Scudamore David Pipe, Wellington W & S Recycling S

TIMEFORM VIEW Blue Bresil gelding who travelled smoothly when runner-up in stronger contest than this at Chepstow on debut. Solid chance of going one better with improvement likely. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA-

3 Br

KILBEG KING (IRE) (111) 2-1

B g Doyen (IRE) - Prayuwin Drummer (IRE) M.R.Chapman, E.Jones & H.Kingston Gerard O’Gorman

6

11-2

Aidan Coleman Anthony Honeyball, Beaminster Geegeez.co.uk S

TIMEFORM VIEW £45,000 5-y-o, Doyen gelding. Half-brother to fair chaser Champagne Noir, stays 3m. Off mark in Irish points at second attempt last time (Nov 29). Very much one to note on debut. TFR‘‘‘‘‘ BHA-

4 Br

LAC DE CONSTANCE (FR) (79) 3

Gr g Martaline - Kendova (FR) Mr Andrew L. Cohen SCEA PA Ouvry & Ecurie des Vives Terres

5

11-2

Harry Skelton Dan Skelton, Alcester Wood Hall Stud S

TIMEFORM VIEW €135,000 3-y-o who started with promise when third at Warwick 79 days ago. Should have improved for that initial experience, so could make a big impression. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA-

5 Br

LANDEN CALLING (IRE) (43) 304

Gr g Watar (IRE) - Gill Hall Lady The B Lucky Partnership Mr W. Porter

5

11-2

Paddy Brennan Fergal O’Brien, Cheltenham Dunraven Group of Companies S

TIMEFORM VIEW Has got better by the run in bumpers but still up against it based on his fourth at Chepstow 43 days ago. Others make more appeal. TFR‘‘••• BHA-

6 Br

NO WORD OF A LIE (GB) (34) 42

B g Milan - Agnese Dunkley, Gumienny, Mackenzie & Signy Mrs H. I. S. Calzini

5

11-2

Sam Twiston-Davies Oliver Signy, Lambourn Oliver Signy Racing Llp S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fairly useful efforts in a couple of starts to this point, only narrowly denied at Exeter in February. Might not be the most straightforward but boasts a solid chance in form terms. TFR‘‘‘‘• BHA-

7 Br

P T BARNUM (IRE) (22) r

B g Fame And Glory - Trabrega Bay (IRE) Mrs C. Fry Thomas Farren

6

11-2

Lorcan Murtagh (3) Harry Fry, Seaborough Citipost, Citipost S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fame And Glory gelding. Half-brother to a point winner. Prominent in the betting but refused TFR‘‘‘•• BHAto race at Exeter on debut. Likely to show some ability if he consents to take part.

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8 Br

RISK D’ARGENT (FR) (27) F-220

Gr g My Risk (FR) - Villebruyere (FR) PRM Bloodstock E. Raquin & SARL Poulinieres.com

5

11-2

Lee Edwards Alastair Ralph, Bridgnorth Planned Office Interiors Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Fell on his sole start in points and showed plenty to work on when runner-up in a couple TFR‘‘‘•• BHAof bumpers. Outclassed at Newbury on latest outing but this is more realistic.

9 Br

STONY MAN (IRE) (27) 4-P36

B g Getaway (GER) - Answer My Question (IRE) Mr Simon Boucher Mrs Margaret Lucey

5

11-2

William Shanahan (7) Gary Hanmer, Tattenhall Far Logistics Ltd S

TIMEFORM VIEW Placed on last of 3 starts in Irish points and showed a bit when mid-field in a Market Rasen bumper. Unlikely he’s up to getting competitive in this, though. TFR‘‘••• BHA-

10 Br

VIVID LUMINOSITY (FR) (30) 250

Ch f Hunter’s Light (IRE) - Belle Lumiere All Seasons Racing Mr Elie Lellouche & Star Pointe Ltd

4

10-2

Jamie Bargary Adam West, Epsom

TIMEFORM VIEW Belied big odds to finish second at Huntingdon on debut but failed to back it up on both subsequent outings, so others are more appealing. TFR‘‘••• BHA2020: RED ROOKIE 5 11 9 Adam Wedge 4-11 (Emma Lavelle) 3 ran

DECLARED RUNNERS 10

Stewards Note: VIVID LUMINOSITY: Following its run on 18/2/2021 it was reported that the horse stopped quickly. Probable S.P’s: 4-1 Barrier Peaks (FR), 5-1 No Word of A Lie (GB), 13-2 Kilbeg King (IRE), 7-1 Lac de Constance (FR), 10-1 P T Barnum (IRE), Risk d’Argent (FR), 12-1 Coronado Joe (GB), Landen Calling (IRE), 20-1 Vivid Luminosity (FR), 40-1 Stony Man (IRE)

RACE RESULT:

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RACE CONDITIONS First Race 1.50 - THE MARSTONS BREWERY HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5913 to the winning horse The second to receive £1736, the third £868, the fourth £434, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-125 (also open to such horses rated 126 and 127 - see Standard Conditions). £45 stake if the horse is rated 99 or higher, or £9 stake if the horse is rated 98 or lower with £36 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 18th. Penalties, after March 13th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. 27 entries, at £45. Closed March 15th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £4507; Second £1493; Third £747; Fourth £373; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £5913.18) SEE PAGE 10 FOR THIS RACE. Second Race 2.25 - THE 1834 NOVICES’ HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £14076 to the winning horse The second to receive £4158, the third £2079, the fourth £1039, the fifth £519 and the sixth £261. for novice five yrs old and upwards. £112 stake if the horse is rated 130 or higher, or £22 stake if the horse is rated 129 or lower with £90 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 18th. Penalties, after March 13th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. 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 20 entries, 5 at £22 and 15 at £112. - Closed March 15th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £10688; Second £3571; Third £1787; Fourth £893; Fifth £446; Sixth £223. (Penalty Value £14076) Weights raised 6lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 14 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race 3.00 - THE BURTON UNION HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £17022 to the winning horse The second to receive £5054, the third £2527, the fourth £1259, the fifth £632, the sixth £319, the seventh £159 and the eighth £77. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-150 (also open to such horses rated 151 and 152 - see Standard Conditions). £137 stake if the horse is rated 124 or higher, or £27 stake if the horse is rated 123 or lower with £110 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 18th. Penalties, after March 13th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. 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 29 entries, 1 at £27 and 28 at £137. - Closed March 15th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £12911; Second £4337; Third £2170; Fourth £1084; Fifth £542; Sixth £272; Seventh £135; Eighth £69. (Penalty Value £17022.50) SEE PAGE 16 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race 3.35 - THE MARSTON’S 61 DEEP MIDLANDS GRAND NATIONAL (AN OPEN HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE)(CLASS 1)(Listed Race) (GBB RACE) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £67524 to the winning horse The second to receive £25440, the third £12732, the fourth £6360, the fifth £3192, the sixth £1596, the seventh £792 and the eighth £408. for five yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, February 23rd and pay £200 stake, Confirm by noon, March 15th and pay £400, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 18th. Penalties, after February 28th, 2021, a winner of a steeple chase 6lb (No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb). The winner will be presented with the Midlands Grand National Challenge Trophy for retention until March 1st next year. . All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of MARSTON’S. 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. THERE WILL BE A PARADE FOR THIS RACE. Runners will be led past the stands before cantering to the start. 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 40 entries, 16 at £200, 24 at £600. - Closed February 23rd, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £51648; Second £21288; Third £10644; Fourth £5328; Fifth £2664; Sixth £1332; Seventh £660; Eighth £336. (Penalty Value £67524) Weights raised 6lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. 8 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SEE PAGE 22 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race 4.10 - THE DE14 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, March 15th and pay £29 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 18th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 8lb; 5-y-o and up 11st 2lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, for each hurdle race won 6lb. 21 entries at £29. Closed March 15th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2873; Second £952; Third £476; Fourth £238. (Penalty Value £3768.84) SEE PAGE 26 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race 4.45 - THE HORNINGLOW MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 5) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £2794 to the winning horse The second to receive £820, the third £410, the fourth £350, the fifth £350, the sixth £350, the seventh £350 and the eighth £350. for four yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only, Rated 0-100 (also open to such horses rated 101 and 102 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, March 15th and pay £21 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 18th. Penalties, after March 13th, 2021, for each hurdle race won 7lb. 20 entries at £21. - Closed March 15th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £2130; Second £706; Third £353; Fourth £292; Fifth £280; Sixth £280; Seventh £280; Eighth £280. (Penalty Value £2794.14) Weights raised 3lb and paragraph 34 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SEE PAGE 28 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race 5.15 - THE 61 DEEP HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £4517 to the winning horse The second to receive £1316, and the third £658. for five yrs old and upwards, Rated 0-115 (also open to such horses rated 116 and 117 - see Standard Conditions). £33 stake if the horse is rated 89 or higher, or £6 stake if the horse is rated 88 or lower with £27 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 18th. Penalties, after March 13th, 2021, for each steeple chase won 7lb. 24 entries, at £33. - Closed March 15th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £3460; Second £1136; Third £568. (Penalty Value £4517.04) Weights lowered 4lbs. SEE PAGE 32 FOR THIS RACE. Eighth Race 5.50 - THE MARSTONS PEDIGREE STANDARD 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 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, March 15th and pay £17 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. March 18th. Weights: 4-y-o 10st 9lb; 5-y-o and 6-y-o 11st 2lb Fillies and mares allowed 7lb Penalties, a winner of a race 7lb Of 2 races 10lb Of 3 races 14lb. The Riders’ Allowances under paragraph 53 of the Weights and Handicapping Code may be claimed in this race. ELIMINATION PROCEDURE - SEE the Elimination and Balloting Procedures (contained in the Race Administration Code). 30 entries at £17. - Closed March 15th, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £1734; Second £574; Third £287; Fourth £144. (Penalty Value £2274.30) SEE PAGE 36 FOR THIS RACE.