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No.

482

2008

Price 6

Stewards S. J. A. Webb, Esq., R. J. Shepherd, Esq., M. P Wiggin, Esq., S. E. Allday, Esq., . T. D. Holland-Martin, Esq., A. J. D. Dennis, Esq., R. R. Evans, Esq., Mrs P J. Evetts, . Lord Rathcreedan

There are two left-handed courses at Cheltenham, the Old Course and the New Course. The Old Course is oval in shape and about one and a half miles in extent. There are nine fences to a circuit, only one of which is jumped in the final straight. The New Course leaves the old track at the furthest point from the stands and runs parallel to it before rejoining at the entrance to the finishing straight. This circuit is a little longer than the Old Course and has ten fences, two of which are jumped in the final straight. The most telling feature of the Old and the New Courses is their testing nature. The fences are stiff and the last half mile is uphill, with a run-in of just over a furlong. The hurdle races over the two tracks are quite different in complexion, with only two flights jumped in the final 6f on the New Course. The four-mile and two-and-a-half-mile starts are on an extension, with five fences, which bisects both courses almost at right angles. The two-mile start is also on this extension, and two fences are jumped before reaching the main circuit. There is also a cross-country course at Cheltenham, laid out in the centre of the conventional tracks.

DECLARED RUNNERS

CHELTENHAM
Wednesday 12th March

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Most Successful Trainers 2002/3 to 2006/7


Trainer P F. Nicholls . Jonjo ONeill P J. Hobbs . A. King N. J. Henderson Miss Venetia Williams N. A. Twiston-Davies Enda Bolger, Ireland Ferdy Murphy D. E. Pipe Wins 65 34 31 21 19 13 13 9 9 8 Runs 404 229 291 160 221 150 225 28 92 86 % 16 15 11 13 9 9 6 32 10 9

KEY
Timeform Commentary Age & Weight The Timeform Rating

GUIDE TO ABBREVIATIONS
PEDIGREE colour/sex Colours: b-bay; br-brown; ch-chestnut; gr-grey; ro-roan. Sex: c-colt; f-filly; g-gelding; h-horse; m-mare. This information is followed by the horses sire, its dam and the dams sire, each shown with its highest annual Timeform rating. PAST PERFORMANCES surface/distance/going/finishing position Surface: where none is shown the race was on turf. All-Weather surfaces are indicated by f-fibresand; p-polytrack; a-other artificial surface. Distance: shown in furlongs to the nearest tenth of a furlong. Going: f-firm (or fast); m-good to firm; g-good (or standard); d-good to soft or dead; s-soft (slow, sloppy or muddy); v-heavy. Timeform uses its own assessment of the going, which may not coincide with the one given by the racecourse.

10 WINNING WAYS

3 8-4 (visor) b.f. Alzao (USA) 117 Sweet Talking 82 (Sharpen Up 127) [2006 7m6 a6g2 :: 2007 7s* 8f 8d* May 1] IR 12,500Y: compact filly: half-sister to several winners, including useful miler Chatterbox (by Formidable): dam 6f winner: quickened well to win maiden at Thirsk in April and handicap at Newmarket in May: stays 1m: acts on soft going, probably unsuited by firm: visored this year: improving and should win more races when conditions are favourable. (114Nm8d 91Th7s 72Li6g) M. JOHNSTON K. Darley drawn 12 Black, white epaulets, black and white quartered cap (Timeform Social Club)
Timefigures Jockey

118 p
8d 8f 7s a6g 7m

88 118 81 95 83A 116 M 106 W 89 + M

Trainer

Ratings Summary

THE ESSENTIALS
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Finishing position: shown if the horse finished in the first six. * denotes the horse won. The past performances are followed by the date of the most recent outing. If the horse has run over the jumps since its latest start on the Flat this performance is also included (marked J). NR indicates no races. RATINGS SUMMARY The first column indicates distance and going, as for the past performances except that distances are rounded to the nearest furlong. The second column shows the Timeform rating achieved, adjusted todays weights. The third column shows the BHB or Irish Turf Club mark if the race was a handicap. For other types of races the abbreviations are G1-Group/Grade 1; G2-Group/Grade 2; G3-Group/Grade 3; L-Listed; W-weight-for-age/minor events/classified stakes; M-maiden; N-nursery; S-seller; C-claiming event; A-amateur, apprentice, ladies event, etc. TIMEFIGURES timefigure/course/distance/going A tick after a timefigure shows it was recorded last season. Timefigures recorded on an all-weather surface (which are shown in italics) do not appear for races on turf. The first two letters of a courses name are used except Bv-Beverley; Cp-Chepstow; Ct-Catterick; Hm-Hamilton; Nb-Newbury; Nc-Newcastle; Nm-Newmarket; Sb-Salisbury.

RATINGS SYMBOLS AND SUMMARY


The following symbols sometimes appear alongside (or instead of) a rating:p P ? + the horse is likely to improve the horse is capable of much better the rating is suspect or (used alone) the horse cant be assessed with confidence the horse may be better than rated the horse is unreliable (for temperamental or other reasons) the horse is so unsatisfactory as to be not worth a rating

OTHER INFORMATION
The TRW figures (which appear for non-handicap races) are the weight-adjusted Timeform Ratings which the winners have achieved in the same race in the five previous years. A horse with a rating or timefigure better than the TRW figures should be considered seriously. Overweight carried by JOCKEYS should be deducted from the race rating. (Please note that all Timeform advertising statements are based upon the actual ratings given on the card.) The DRAW sometimes has considerable importance, and, if so, advice to that effect appears in the notes below the racecourse diagram.

A RATINGS SUMMARY appears below each rating. It shows how each runner has performed in up to its last six races (most recent first).

TIMEFORM HORSES IN FOCUS


HORSES IN FOCUS are selected by Timeforms racereaders and handicappers as being of particular interest, following their most recent performance. The most relevant in todays races are identified at the end of their commentary.

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TIMEFORM COMPUTER TIMEFIGURES


The three best TIMEFIGURES from the horses last ten outings are shown at the end of the commentary. Timefigures measure performances in terms of race times, rather than form against other horses. Generally speaking, the more recent a good timefigure the greater its significance.

FIRST RACE CHELTENHAM (TV CH4)

TRW 163 161 161 160 161 (Av 161)

GROUP CAPTAIN

6 11-7

2.00

THE BALLYMORE PROPERTIES NOVICES HURDLE (Baring Bingham) (Grade 1) (1)


120,000 4yo+ TWFA 4 11-12 1
AIGLE DOR
5 11-7

2m5f

b.g. Halling (USA) Epistole (IRE) (Alzao (USA)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 19s* 20d* Jan 26] angular gelding: useful on Flat (should stay beyond 11/2m), successful 3 times in France, including twice in 2006, sold out of H-A. Pantalls stable 250,000 Goffs Arc (2006) Sale: has made excellent start over hurdles, winning novice at Lingfield easily by 17 lengths from Wind Instrument and Ballymore Properties Novices Hurdle (Classic) at Cheltenham 3 weeks later by 31/2 lengths from Hold Em: open to further improvement.
N. J. HENDERSON Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap (Mr John P. McManus) A. P. McCoy

152 p
h20d 145 + G2 h19s 140 + N

b.g. Dr Fong (USA) Alusha (Soviet Star (USA)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 16s* 19s* 17s* Feb 10] compact gelding: half-brother to fair hurdler Golfagent (by Kris), stays 3m: smart on Flat (stays 13/4m), successful in July, sold out of R. Charltons stable 80,000 gns Newmarket Autumn Sales: has made most promising start over hurdles, winning maiden at Newbury in December and novices at Taunton in January and Exeter in February: clearly best effort when beating Working Title by 6 lengths in 7-runner listed event at last-named track, forging clear between last 2: will stay 21f: raced on soft going over hurdles (acts on firm on Flat): sure to progress further. HORSE IN FOCUS.
A. KING Robert Thornton Royal blue and yellow stripes, checked sleeves, royal blue cap (Mr Peter Webb)

151 p
h17s 149 + L h19s 119 + N h16s 126 + N

HOLD EM (IRE)

6 11-7

BREEDSBREEZE (IRE)

6 11-7

b.g. Fresh Breeze (USA) Godfreys Cross (IRE) (Fine Blade (USA)) [2006/7 22d3 16s3 :: 2007/8 20d* 16v2 16s* Jan 5] lengthy gelding: winning pointer: smart novice hurdler: much improved this season, justifying favouritism in maiden at Chepstow in November and Anglo Irish Bank Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown (jumping fluently and idled when beating Deep Purple 13/4 lengths) in January: 5 lengths second to Ring The Boss in listed handicap at Sandown in between: effective at stiff 2m and stays at least 21/2m: raced on going softer than good (acts on heavy): capable of better still, especially back up in trip.
P. F. NICHOLLS Sam Thomas Light blue and maroon stripes, light blue sleeves, hooped cap (Jim Lewis, Markus Jooste, Malcolm King)

154 p
h16s h16v h20d h16s h22d 152 + G1 150 132 134 + N 114 + N 120 + N

b.g. Moscow Society (USA) One To Two (IRE) (Astronef) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F17g* F16m* F16m* F16m2 20v* 20d2 20d* Feb 21] sturdy gelding: third foal: dam ran once: won maiden on last of 7 starts in Irish points: useful bumper performer: won at Newton Abbot, Ludlow and Ascot then short-headed by Uffa Fox in steadily-run Grade 2 at Ascot: has made good start over hurdles, won novices at Hereford in January and Huntingdon following month: beat Junior by short head in 11-runner event for latter success, ridden patiently and asserting from last: good 31/2 lengths second to Aigle dOr in Grade 2 Classic Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham in between: likely to stay 3m: acts on heavy ground (bumper winner on good to firm): may do better again.
W. K. GOLDSWORTHY Timmy Murphy Yellow, large dark green spots, dark green cap (David Hughes Mike Evans and Partners)

145 +
h20d h20d h20v F16m F16m F16m 144 + N 142 + G2 131 + N 125 G2 111 + W 115 + W

KING IN WAITING (IRE)

5 11-7

FIVEFORTHREE (IRE)

6 11-7

gr.g. Arzanni What A Queen (Kings Ride) [2006/7 F16v* F16g5 F16m3 :: 2007/8 16s* Feb 13] rangy, rather unfurnished gelding: half-brother to 2 winners, notably top-class chaser Celestial Gold (by Persian Mews), stays 4m: dam unraced out of half-sister to top-class staying chaser LEscargot: smart in bumpers in 2006/7, winning at Punchestown and fifth in Champion Bumper at Cheltenham (not at best with less emphasis on stamina final start): impressive when landing odds in 16-runner maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse by 3 lengths from Wheels Up, confidently ridden and quickening well to assert after losing momentum at last: will stay at least 21/2m: smart prospect. HORSE IN FOCUS.
W. P. MULLINS, IRELAND Red and white hoops, red sleeves, black cap (Olde Crowbars Syndicate) R. Walsh

134 P
h16s 127 + N F16m 121 WA F16g 132 + G1 F16v 119 + W

b.g. Sadlers Wells (USA) Ballerina (IRE) (Dancing Brave (USA)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 16d6 16d6 21s6 18d6 Mar 1] strong, good-bodied gelding: useful but untrustworthy on Flat (stays 13/4m), sold out of John Oxxs stable 45,000 gns Newmarket Autumn Sales: unplaced all 4 starts over hurdles, though again showed fair form when 251/4 lengths sixth of 13 to Ignotus in Grade 2 novice at Kelso on latest, one paced from home turn: probably stays 21f: raced on good to soft/soft ground.
A. D. BROWN Brian Harding Light blue, royal blue chevrons, royal blue cap, light blue diamond (AKV Cladding Fabrications Ltd)

124
h18d 114 G2 h21s 124 N h16d 109 + N h16d 99 + N

LIGHTNING STRIKE (GER)

5 11-7

FOND OF A DROP

7 11-7

br.g. Overbury (IRE) Pearls Choice (IRE) (Deep Run) [2006/7 F18v* 19v F16s3 F19v4 :: 2007/8 16s* 16v3 16v3 20s2 Feb 20] 40,000 4-y-o: good-topped gelding: first foal: dam, modest chaser, stayed 3m: useful form in bumpers: won maiden at Thurles in 2006/7: fair form over hurdles: won maiden at Fairyhouse on hurdling debut by length from Porto Calero: good efforts in frame 3 starts since, neck second of 16 to Clarnazar in minor event at Punchestown on latest: stays 21/2m: raced on good going or softer (acts on heavy): ran as if amiss final start in 2006/7.
D. T. HUGHES, IRELAND White, red spots, white cap, royal blue diamond (Mr Joseph M. Doyle) B. J. Geraghty

135
h20s h16v h16v h16s F19v F16s 135 W 131 G2 125 W 125 + N 95 W 118 W

ch.g. Danehill Dancer (IRE) La Capilla (Machiavellian (USA)) [2006/7 20s2 17g 16g5 :: 2007/8 16d* 20v* 21spu 20d3 Feb 21] well-made gelding: useful novice hurdler: successful in listed race at Haydock in November and Ballymore Properties Novices Hurdle (Winter) at Sandown following month, beating Mount Oscar by 3 lengths in 6runner event at latter: much better effort since when 11/4 lengths third of 11 to Hold Em at Huntingdon last time: should stay beyond 21/2m: raced on good ground or softer (acts on heavy).
MISS VENETIA WILLIAMS Jamie Moore Royal blue, white epaulets, checked sleeves (John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd)

151
h20d h21s h20v h16d h16g h17g 151 N G1 151 G2 141 + L 141 + G1 136 + G1

10 LOGANS RUN (IRE)

5 11-7

FORPADYDEPLASTERER (IRE)

6 11-7

b.g. Moscow Society (USA) Run Artiste (Deep Run) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16v* 16v* 16d2 18d* Feb 10] tall, good-topped gelding: chasing type: brother to fair hunter chaser Optimistic Run: dam unraced from family of smart staying chaser Fearless Fred: won bumper at Galway in November: successful in maiden hurdle at Navan in December and Deloitte Novices Hurdle at Leopardstown in February, leading after 2 out and staying on well when beating Cork All Star by 11/4 lengths in latter: 11/2 lengths second to Whatuthink in Grade 2 novice at Leopardstown in between: will stay 21/2m: best efforts on good to soft going: tends to edge left: remains open to improvement. HORSE IN FOCUS.
THOMAS COOPER, IRELAND D. N. Russell Red and white stripes, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Goat Racing Syndicate)

147 p
h18d h16d h16v F16v 144 + G1 143 G2 128 + N 117 W

b.g. Shernazar Toposki (FR) (Top Ville) [2006/7 F16m2 F16m* :: 2007/8 F16m* F16s2 20m* Feb 13] 24,000 3-y-o: useful-looking gelding: half-brother to fair hurdler Dat My Horse (by All Haste), stayed 31/4m: dam unraced: fairly useful bumper performer: successful twice, including at the Curragh in May: sold out of Joseph Crowleys stable 220,000 gns Doncaster December Sales: 11/4 on, dead-heated with Raysrock in 8runner novice at Musselburgh on hurdling debut but awarded race having been bumped and carried left by that rival run-in: will stay beyond 21/2m: open to improvement.
J. HOWARD JOHNSON Denis ORegan Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, beige cap (Andrea & Graham Wylie)

115 p
h20m 104 + N F16s 110 W F16m 116 + WA F16m 114 + W F16m 106 W

11 MAJESTIC CONCORDE (IRE)

5 11-7

b.g. Definite Article Talinas Law (IRE) (Law Society (USA)) [2006/7 16v3 16v2 :: 2007/8 16s* 16d* 16d4 Dec 27] medium-sized, useful-looking gelding: fairly useful hurdler: favourite, won maiden at Punchestown (comfortably, by 4 lengths from Ninetieth Minute) in November and minor event at Navan (beat Silver Jaro readily by 21/2 lengths despite mistake 2 out) in December: respectable 8 lengths fourth to Whatuthink in Grade 2 novice at Leopardstown next time, challenging briefly 2 out: will stay at least 21/2m: acts on soft going.
D. K. WELD, IRELAND Purple, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap (Dr R. Lambe) P. Carberry

142
h16d h16d h16s h16v h16v 133 G2 123 + W 137 + N 131 G3 102 W

16 WHATUTHINK (IRE)

6 11-7

ch.g. Presenting Glens Encore (IRE) (Orchestra) [2006/7 F16s3 F16s2 F19v* F16g :: 2007/8 16v3 20d* 16v3 16d* 18d5 Feb 10] lengthy, angular, rather unfurnished gelding: second foal: dam unraced sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser Glens Music, stayed 21/2m: useful bumper winner: useful hurdler: won maiden at Cork in November and Grade 2 paddypower.com Future Champions Novices Hurdle at Leopardstown (made all, beat Forpadydeplasterer by 11/2 lengths) in December: third to Muirhead in Grade 1 novice at Fairyhouse in between: found to have been off colour when running poorly last time: should prove at least as effective at 21/2m as 2m: acts on heavy going: races prominently.
OLIVER MCKIERNAN, IRELAND C. ODwyer Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue cap, orange spots (Cavan Developments Bloodstock)

145
h18d h16d h16v h20d h16v F16g 121 G1 145 G2 142 G1 129 + N 126 N 117 G1

12 RAVENS RUN (IRE)

6 11-7

b.g. Sea Raven (IRE) Sandy Run (IRE) (Deep Run) [2006/7 F16v* F16v5 F16s* F16g :: 2007/8 16v6 20s5 18d* 16d6 16v2 20d2 Feb 24] sixth living foal: half-brother to winning Irish pointer by Phardante: dam unraced half-sister to dam of one-time useful chaser up to 3m Another Raleigh: winning pointer: useful bumper winner: fairly useful hurdler: won 25-runner maiden at Fairyhouse (easily) in December: cheekpieces, ran well when 51/2 lengths second to Coolcashin in Grade 2 novice at Naas last time, making most until last: stays 21/2m: raced on good going or softer over hurdles (acts on heavy): often races up with pace.
MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM, IRELAND Michael Darcy Light blue, light blue and white hooped sleeves, black cap (Mr M. J. Heaslip)

136
h20d h16v h16d h18d h20s h16v 136 G2 136 G2 134 + 118 133 + N 109 N 119 N

betfair forecast

prices 5.6 Forpadydeplasterer, 6.4 Group Captain, 7.2 Aigle dOr, 9.4 Breedsbreeze, 10.5 Fiveforthree, 12.5 Venalmar, 13 Trafford Lad, 27 Majestic Concorde, 28 Whatuthink, 34 Razor Royale, 40 Hold Em, 60 Lightning Strike, 85 Fond of A Drop, 130 Ravens Run, 200 Logans Run, 700 King In Waiting
Betfair forecast prices are expressed as decimals, for example 3.25 is equivalent to 9/4 in traditional fractional odds. These forecast prices reflect an approximate 100% book, as is typical for Betfair markets. They differ to a normal SP forecast as, unlike SPs, they do not include a bookmaker overround percentage.

13 RAZOR ROYALE (IRE)

6 11-7

(tongue strap)

b.g. Oscar (IRE) Maypole Gayle (Strong Gale) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16m* F16g2 21v* 24g4 21s4 20d4 Jan 26] strong, lengthy gelding: will make a chaser: half-brother to 2m hurdle winner Blackwater Bay (by Supreme Leader) and winning hunter chaser Kilcaskin Gold (by Ore): dam unraced: won maiden Irish point in March 2007: landed odds in bumper at Perth in September: successful also on debut over hurdles in novice at Cheltenham in November by 11/2 lengths from Nenuphar Collonges: better form when fourth in Grade 2 novices at same course won by same rival and Aigle dOr next/latest outings: stays 3m: acts on heavy going (bumper win on good to firm).
N. A. TWISTON-DAVIES P. J. Brennan Black and orange stripes, black sleeves, orange stars, orange cap (Mr C. Cornes)

144
h20d h21s h24g h21v F16g F16m 144 G2 130 G1 141 + G2 129 + N 115 W 111 + WA

14 TRAFFORD LAD

6 11-7

b.g. Tragic Role (USA) Another Shuil (IRE) (Duky) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16m* 20d* 20d* 20s2 Jan 6] tall, lengthy, useful-looking gelding: fifth foal: dam, winning Irish pointer, half-sister to Stayers Hurdle winner Shuil Ar Aghaidh and useful staying chaser Rawhide: in front when fell last in maiden point on debut: won maiden bumper at Cork in October by head from Canndar: already useful over hurdles, winning maiden at Punchestown in October and 5-runner Grade 1 novice at Navan (beat Gem Daly by 11/4 lengths, leading last and quickly asserting) in December: further improvement when head second of 9 to Venalmar in Grade 2 novice at Naas last time, outpaced before 2 out but staying on strongly despite mistake last: will stay 3m: acts on soft ground.
E. SHEEHY, IRELAND Tom Doyle Royal blue and yellow halved, red sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star (Butler Family Syndicate)

151
h20s h20d h20d F16m 151 G2 146 + G1 118 + N 103 + W

BALLYMORE PROPERTIES NOVICES HURDLE (Baring Bingham) (Gr 1) (Cheltenham 2m5f) 2002 148 Galileo 6-11-7: 12/1 T R George J M Maguire 27 2003 147 Hardy Eustace 6-11-7: 6/1 D T Hughes (Ir) K A Kelly 19 2004 147 Fundamentalist 6-11-7: 12/1 N A Twiston-Davies C Llewellyn 15 2005 147 No Refuge 5-11-7: 17/2 J H Johnson G Lee 20 2006 146 Nicanor 5-11-7: 17/2 N Meade (Ir) P Carberry 17 2007 147 Massinis Maguire 6-11-7: 20/1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 15 * The Timeform Ratings (second column) are those recorded by the winner in the race and, unlike the other Timeform Ratings published in this Card, are not adjusted to the weights carried, or for weight-for-age. The figure in the final column is the number of runners.

Course winners records


Time 2.00 2.00 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 3.15 3.15 3.15 3.15 3.15 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.40 4.40 5.20 No 1 13 2 5 6 7 10 2 3 7 9 11 3 14 18 21 5 18 23 Horse AIGLE DOR RAZOR ROYALE (IRE) ALBERTAS RUN (IRE) JOE LIVELY (IRE) OSCAR PARK (IRE) ROLL ALONG (IRE) TIDAL BAY (IRE) CONTRABAND FAIR ALONG (GER) NEWMILL (IRE) TAMARINBLEU (FR) VOY POR USTEDES (FR) SPORAZENE (IRE) LAUSTRA BAD (FR) MENDO CHIARO (FR) OVER THE CREEK OULART LORD GENEROUS Wins 1 1 (1 CD) 1 (1 CD) 2 (1 CD) 1 1 2 2 (1 CD) 2 (1 CD) 1 (1 CD) 1 2 (2 CD) 1 1 1 (1 CD) 1 2 1 1 2nd 1 3rd Runs 1 4 2 2 3 1 4 6 7 2 7 3 5 2 1 3 6 3 1

15 VENALMAR

6 11-7

b.g. Kayf Tara Elaine Tully (IRE) (Persian Bold) [2006/7 16s4 F16v2 F16v* :: 2007/8 20d2 16d2 20v* 20s* Jan 6] tall, good-topped gelding: type to make chaser: half-brother to several winners, including useful bumper performer Eye On The Ball (by Slip Anchor) and fair 2m hurdler Miami Explorer (by Pennekamp): dam fairly useful hurdler who should have stayed beyond 23/4m: useful bumper performer: won at Naas in 2006/7: useful form over hurdles, winning 22-runner maiden at Punchestown (comfortably by 41/2 lengths from Oscar Lyons, leading before 2 out) in December and Grade 2 event at Naas (marked improvement when beating Trafford Lad a head, all out after drifting left run-in) in January: will stay 3m: raced on going softer than good.
M. F. MORRIS, IRELAND Yellow and red chevrons, hooped cap (Michael OFlynn) P. W. Flood

144
h20s h20v h16d h20d F16v F16v 144 G2 131 + N 117 W 129 N 118 + WA 100 WA

2 1 2 2 1

1 2

SECOND RACE CHELTENHAM (TV CH4)

TRW 167 166 172 172 173 (Av 170)

JOE LIVELY (IRE)

9 11-4

2.35

THE ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE (Grade 1) (1)


170,000 5yo+ 1
AIR FORCE ONE (GER)
6 11-4

3m110y

ch.g. Lando (GER) Ame Soeur (FR) (Siberian Express (USA)) [2006/7 24s5 20d* 21m* 24g2 :: 2007/8 c20s6 c25d* c22s* c24g2 Feb 16] well-made gelding: useful novice hurdler in 2006/7, won at Leicester and Ludlow, also runner-up to Wichita Lineman in Grade 2 at Cheltenham: has taken well to chasing, landed odds in maiden at Folkestone and novice at Fontwell (beat OMaley a distance) in January: favourite, useful form when 13/4 lengths second of 7 to Albertas Run in Reynoldstown Novices Chase at Ascot, staying on well: will stay beyond 25f: acts on soft and good to firm going.
C. J. MANN Noel Fehily Black, light blue star, light blue sleeves, black stars, light blue cap (Mr Brian Walsh (Co. Kildare))

156
c24g 156 G2 c22s + N c25d 114 + W c20s 129 + G2 h24g 156 G2 h21m 140 + N

b.g. Flemensfirth (USA) Forest Gale (Strong Gale) [2006/7 c23fpu :: 2007/8 22g2 19m* 22m* 22g c24f* c24g* c21m2 c24v* c25g* c24d* c24g5 Feb 16] angular gelding: winning pointer: fair form over hurdles, won novices at Newton Abbot and Stratford in August: considerably better over fences: won maiden at Lingfield in September, novice at Cheltenham in October then 3 good novices in December, at Newbury (fortunate in Grade 2), Cheltenham (4 ran, made all to beat Ornais 24 lengths) and Kempton (Nigel Clark Feltham Novices Chase, battled on well to beat Heres Johnny 21/2 lengths): off bridle some way out when well held in Grade 2 at Ascot last time: stays 25f: has won on heavy going, probably better under less testing conditions (acts on firm): blinkered on chasing debut: usually very sound jumper: races prominently: genuine.
C. L. TIZZARD Yellow, red diamond, red and yellow quartered cap (Mr R. E. Dimond) Joe Tizzard (tongue strap)

158
c24g c24d c25g c24v c21m c24g 137 G2 158 G1 158 N 151 + G2 147 + G2 140 + N

OSCAR PARK (IRE)

9 11-4

ALBERTAS RUN (IRE)

7 11-4

b.g. Accordion Holly Grove Lass (Le Moss) [2006/7 16s* 20s4 21s* 20s* 24g* :: 2007/8 c16g* c20d2 c24g* c24g* Feb 16] tall, useful-looking gelding: most progressive hurdler in 2006/7, successful 4 times (useful form): already better over fences, successful 3 of 4 starts (let down by jumping other one), in maiden at Towcester in October and novices at Cheltenham (by 11/4 lengths from Sizing Australia) in November and Ascot in February: 9/2, looked still on upgrade when beating Air Force One 13/4 lengths in 7-runner John Smiths Reynoldstown Chase at last-named, running on well to lead last: will stay beyond 3m: raced on good going or softer (acts on soft): tends to idle: open to further improvement. HORSE IN FOCUS.
JONJO ONEILL A. P. McCoy Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

160 p
c24g c24g c20d c16g h24g h20s 160 + G2 149 + N 142 + N 115 + W 147 + 128 140 + 115

b.g. Oscar (IRE) Parkavoureen (Deep Run) [2006/7 24d2 20sF 22d 24g* :: 2007/8 24sF 24d c20dur c24d* c22d* Feb 24] leggy, angular gelding: very smart handicap hurdler: won listed Pertemps Final at Cheltenham last season by 1/2 length from Material World: showing further improvement when falling 2 out in Long Distance Hurdle won by Inglis Drever at Newbury on reappearance (bled next time): shaping encouragingly when falling 5 out in maiden at Kempton on chasing debut, and easily landed odds in similar event at Fakenham and novice at Fontwell (clear from 3 out when beating Dr Hart 19 lengths in 4-runner event) since: stays 3m well: acts on soft going, possibly unsuited by good to firm: tongue tied last 6 starts: reliable: open to further improvement over fences. HORSE IN FOCUS.
D. W. P. ARBUTHNOT White, light blue spots, light blue cap (Mr George Ward) S. E. Durack

152 p
c22d c24d c20d h24d h24s h24g 141 + N 132 + W 138 + W + 147 170 + G2 160 + 140

ROLL ALONG (IRE)

8 11-4

BAGAN (FR)

9 11-4

b.g. Rainbow Quest (USA) Maid of Erin (USA) (Irish River (FR)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 c20d* c20s4 c16d2 c20d* c21d3 c24s* c24g c20d* c24gpu Feb 23] strong, rangy gelding: useful novice hurdler in 2004/5, won 3 times: off 2 years, similar form over fences this season, winning maiden at Uttoxeter in May, novices at Bangor in July and Newbury (handicap, easily) in December and handicap at Warwick (further improvement when beating Roman Ark by 12 lengths, leading eleventh, jumping fluently and eased close home) in February: never going well after early mistake in valuable handicap at Kempton last time: stays 3m, effective at much shorter: acts on soft going: tends to idle.
C. J. MANN Tony Dobbin Pink, light blue and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap (The Centaur Group Partnership VII)

153
c24g c20d c24g c24s c21d c20d 131 152 + 128 135 131 146 + 122 140 122 132 N

b.g. Carroll House Callmartel (IRE) (Montelimar (USA)) [2006/7 16s* 16d* 21d3 20g :: 2007/8 c20d* c19s2 Jan 29] good-topped, useful-looking gelding: unbeaten in 3 bumpers: fairly useful hurdler: won maiden at Cheltenham and novice at Uttoxeter (made hard work of landing odds) in 2006/7: favourite, jumped soundly and left clear tenth when beating only other finisher Monzon by 9 lengths on bridle in novice at Plumpton on chasing debut: much better form when beaten short head by The Hairy Lemon in 9-runner handicap at Taunton 2 months later, travelling strongly under patient ride and nosing ahead briefly run-in: will probably stay 3m: raced on good going or softer: open to further improvement over fences. HORSE IN FOCUS.
CARL LLEWELLYN Timmy Murphy Light blue, orange chevrons, light blue sleeves and cap (Bryan & Philippa Burrough)

153 p
c19s c20d h20g h21d h16d h16s 149 + 125 115 + N 125 138 G1 138 N 130 + N

SILVERBURN (IRE)

7 11-4

BATTLECRY

7 11-4

b. or br.g. Accordion Miss Orchestra (IRE) (Orchestra) [2006/7 F16d* F16d3 17sF 21dpu 21s2 21g 24gpu :: 2007/8 20m* 21g3 c16m* c21mpu c20s5 c19g2 c16v2 24g* c24d4 c24g3 Feb 16] rather leggy, quite good-topped gelding: useful novice hurdler: won maiden at Perth in September and Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (River Don) at Doncaster (beat Coe 2 lengths) in January: similar form over fences, landed odds in maiden at Wetherby in November: several good efforts in defeat since, notably when 31/2 lengths third of 7 to Albertas Run in Grade 2 at Ascot last time (possibly shade flattered under enterprising ride): stays 3m: acts on heavy and good to firm going: usually races prominently: genuine.
N. A. TWISTON-DAVIES P. J. Brennan Black, orange diamond, black sleeves, white armlets, check cap (Hamsard Ltd)

150
c24g c24d h24g c16v c19g c20s 150 + 150 139 134 133 G2 N G2 N G2 G2

b.g. Presenting Polly Puttens (Pollerton) [2006/7 20d2 16s* 16v* 21g4 24g6 :: 2007/8 c20s2 c24d3 c20d* Feb 2] leggy, close-coupled gelding: useful novice hurdler in 2006/7, winner of Anglo Irish Bank Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown: similar form in novice chases: beat The Market Man by 6 lengths in 5-runner totesport.com Challengers Novices Chase at Sandown in February, jumping fluently in lead and running on well from 3 out: stays 3m: raced on good ground or softer (acts on heavy).
P. F. NICHOLLS Light blue, dark blue diamond and diamond on cap (Mr Paul Green) Sam Thomas

155
c20d c24d c20s h24g h21g h16v 155 G1 152 G1 148 G2 G1 159 G1 157 G1

STARZAAN (IRE)

9 11-4

b.g. Darshaan Stellina (IRE) (Caerleon (USA)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 c21s* c21g* Feb 16] tall, angular gelding: smart hurdler, off 20 months prior to 2005/6: best effort that season when seventh of 20 to My Way de Solzen in World Hurdle at Cheltenham: off further 21 months, successful in novice chases at Wincanton in January (2 finished, by 11 lengths from Possol) and February (match, jumped well when beating Duc de Regniere by 28 lengths): barely stays 25f: acts on soft and good to firm going: remains open to improvement over fences.
H. MORRISON Robert Thornton Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves (Mr Ben Arbib)

148 p
c21g 148 + N c21s 138 + N

10 TIDAL BAY (IRE)

7 11-4

b.g. Flemensfirth (USA) Junes Bride (IRE) (Le Moss) [2006/7 20s* 20v* 17s* 20v2 21g2 20g* :: 2007/8 c20d* c20d* c21g* c16g2 Feb 2] sturdy, lengthy gelding: not out of first 2 in 12 career starts: smart novice hurdler in 2006/7, won Citroen C4 Picasso Mersey Novices Hurdle at Aintree, also neck second to Massinis Maguire in Ballymore Properties Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham (briefly hung fire): made excellent start in novice chases, landing odds at Aintree (by 22 lengths from Albertas Run) in October, Carlisle (mistakes) in November and Cheltenham (not fully extended to beat Gold Medallist 5 lengths) in December: let down by jumping when neck second of 6 to Leslingtaylor in similar event at Doncaster last time, blundering 6 out and last: will stay beyond 21f: raced on good going or softer: has high head carriage: room for improvement in jumping: was engaged to run in the 2.35 race here on Tuesday.
J. HOWARD JOHNSON Denis ORegan Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, beige cap (Andrea & Graham Wylie)

165
c16g c21g c20d c20d h20g h21g 145 + N 159 + N 155 + N 156 + N 162 G2 164 + G1

11 VERASI

7 11-4

(blinkers)

b.g. Kahyasi Fair Verona (USA) (Alleged (USA)) [2006/7 16m 16d6 20g5 16s6 16d 21s* 22d3 21g 24g :: 2007/8 c21gF c19s2 c24v* c24v* c26s* Feb 11] leggy gelding: useful handicap hurdler: won intercasino.co.uk Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton in 2006/7: similar form over fences: won novices at Lingfield (December Novices Chase, by 11/4 lengths from Labelthou), Warwick and Plumpton last 3 starts: didnt have to repeat best to beat The Speaker by 3 lengths in 5-runner event at last-named, jinking right run-in: stays 31/4m: best on going softer than good (acts on heavy): not straightforward, usually in cheekpieces/blinkers.
G. L. MOORE Philip Hide Royal blue, red cross belts, striped sleeves, hooped cap (F. Ledger J. Bateman)

153
c26s c24v c24v c19s c21g h24g 128 + N 142 N 147 G2 151 + N 127 + N 138

12 POMME TIEPY (FR)

5 10-9

b.m. Apple Tree (FR) Unetiepy (FR) (Marasali) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 c17s2 c17d* c20v* c24d* c24d* Feb 17] tall, useful-looking mare: eleventh foal: half-sister to several winners over jumps in France, including prolific winning hurdler/chaser up to 21f Dostiep (by Laostic): dam never ran: fairly useful novice chaser: left P. Lefevre in France, won listed mares race at Cork in December, Grade 3 mares event at Thurles and Woodlands Park Novices Chase at Leopardstown in January and Keatings Oil Ten Up Novices Chase at Navan in February: beat Kilcrea Castle in good style for last 2 successes, by 8 lengths on second occasion: stays 3m: acts on heavy going: sound jumper: should continue to progress.
W. P. MULLINS, IRELAND Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap (Mrs S. Ricci) R. Walsh

155 p
c24d c24d c20v c17d c17s 146 + G2 142 + G2 149 + G3 129 + L 132 W

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prices 6.2 Air Force One, 6.6 Albertas Run, 7.8 Pomme Tiepy, 8.6 Silverburn, 9.8 Oscar Park, 10 Tidal Bay, 12.5 Starzaan, 15 Joe Lively, 30 Verasi, 32 Roll Along, 34 Battlecry, 130 Bagan
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ROYAL & SUNALLIANCE CHASE (Gr 1) (Cheltenham 3m12f) 2002 153 Hussard Collonges 7-11-4: 33/1 P Beaumont 2003 150 One Knight 7-11-4: 15/2 P J Hobbs 2004 149 Rule Supreme 8-11-4: 25/1 W P Mullins (Ir) 2005 150 Trabolgan 7-11-4: 5/1 N J Henderson 2006 145 Star de Mohaison 5-10-8: 14/1 P F Nicholls 2007 156 Denman 7-11-4: 6/5 P F Nicholls

R Garritty R Johnson D J Casey M A Fitzgerald B J Geraghty R Walsh

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THIRD RACE CHELTENHAM (TV CH4)

TRW 174 183 192 175 173 (Av 179)

MASTER MINDED (FR)

5 11-10

3.15

THE SEASONS HOLIDAYS QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (Grade 1) (1)


310,000 5yo+ 1
AZULEJO (FR)
10 11-10

2m

b.g. Pistolet Bleu (IRE) Junta (FR) (Cariellor (FR)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 c18s2 19spu 16g Jan 28] winning hurdler: one-time useful chaser: off 22 months, just fair form when runner-up in claimer at Auteuil (claimed from J. Ortet 16,700) on reappearance: little encouragement in handicap hurdles both starts in Britain, tongue tied on latest: stays 27f: acts on soft going.
M. SCUDAMORE Jodie Mogford Maroon, white star, maroon and black striped sleeves, white cap, black star (J. E. Wilson & T. J. Wilson)

?
h16g 120 h19s 123 c18s 116 + C

b.g. Nikos Haute Tension (FR) (Garde Royale) [2006/7 18s* 17s4 18spu c18s* c17sF c17s* c20sF :: 2007/8 c20s2 c17dur c16d* c17d* Feb 9] tall gelding: fourth foal: brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Positive Thinking, stays 21/2m, and half-brother to fairly useful staying hurdler/chaser Hautclan (by Chef de Clan II) and useful chaser up to 21/2m Good Spirit (by Smadoun): dam, 21/4m hurdle winner on only start, sister to dam of useful hurdler/Flat stayer Heros Toulouse: winning hurdler/chaser in France for G. Macaire: progressive form when winning both completed starts for new connections, namely handicap at Sandown (easily beat Hasty Prince 31/2 lengths) in January and Grade 2 totepool Game Spirit Chase at Newbury in February: 7/4, made all to beat Voy Por Ustedes (conc. 6 lb) 5 lengths in 6-runner event for latter win, running on strongly after shaken up 3 out: likely to prove as effective at 21/2m as 2m: raced on good to soft/soft ground: has had jumping problems, but very fluent last 2 starts: remains open to improvement. HORSE IN FOCUS.
P. F. NICHOLLS R. Walsh Emerald green, yellow spots, yellow and emerald green halved sleeves, purple cap (Mr Clive D. Smith)

173 p
c17d c16d c17d c20s c20s c17s 170 + G2 160 + 145 + W 135 + G1 G2 123 + W

NEWMILL (IRE)

10 11-10

CONTRABAND

10 11-10

b.g. Red Ransom (USA) Shortfall (Last Tycoon) [2006/7 c21s 19g Mar 31 :: 2007/8 NR] good-topped gelding: smart novice chaser in 2004/5, won Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham: lightly raced since, looking ungenuine and shadow of former self most starts in 2006/7, including back over hurdles 3 outings after leaving D. Pipe: sold out of S. Gollings stable 14,500 gns Doncaster May Sales: best around 2m: acts on heavy and good to firm going: tried in headgear/tongue tied: free-going sort: was engaged to run in the 3.15 race here on Tuesday.
PAUL MURPHY T. J. Dreaper Red, white star, black and red striped sleeves, white cap, black star (Mr F. G. Wilson)

c16g2

c17dpu

16d4

16s5

?
h19g 134 h16s G2 h16d 143 ? L c21s 149 c17d 152 c16g 144 W

br.g. Norwich Lady Kas (Pollerton) [2006/7 16s4 c16sF 16v* c16g4 c16m5 :: 2007/8 16s6 20vpu c17v3 c16vbd Feb 3] tall, good-topped gelding: high-class chaser in 2005/6, won Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham: mistakes when fourth to Voy Por Ustedes in latest renewal: smart hurdler: won Red Mills Trial at Gowran in 2006/7 by 8 lengths from Macs Joy: back to form when 23/4 lengths last of 3 finishers behind Nickname in Grade 2 chase at Gowran in January: 15/8 favourite, already beaten when brought down 2 out in similar event at Punchestown 10 days later: effective at 2m to 21f: unraced on firm going, acts on any other: often front runner.
JOHN JOSEPH MURPHY, IRELAND R. M. Power Yellow and white diabolo, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap (Mrs Mary T Hayes)

157
c16v c17v h20v h16s c16m c16g + G2 157 G2 G1 146 + G1 152 G1 157 G1

FAIR ALONG (GER)

6 11-10

b.g. Alkalde (GER) Fairy Tango (FR) (Acatenango (GER)) [2006/7 17d 21g3 c16d* c16s* c18s* c16g2 17g c16g2 :: 2007/8 c17m3 c21g4 Feb 16] smallish, rather leggy gelding: useful stayer on Flat: smart hurdler: took very well to chasing in 2006/7, won first 3 starts, including Sodexho Prestige Henry VIII Novices Chase at Sandown (beat My Way de Solzen 10 lengths): at least respectable efforts in frame all 4 starts since in that sphere, no extra once headed 3 out when just over 23 lengths fourth of 9 to Kauto Star in Grade 1 at Ascot on latest: stays 21f: acts on soft and good to firm going: usually sound jumper: genuine and reliable.
P. J. HOBBS Richard Johnson Black and light blue (quartered), black sleeves, white cap (Mr Alan Peterson)

162
c21g c17m c16g h17g c16g c18s 159 + G1 159 + 154 153 G1 142 158 + G1 162 N

SCHINDLERS HUNT (IRE)

8 11-10

(visor)

ch.g. Oscar Schindler (IRE) Snipe Hunt (IRE) (Stalker) [2006/7 c18d5 c16s* c20v2 c17s* c17s* c20vF c20m2 c16m5 :: 2007/8 c20v5 c17d3 c17s4 c16dur Feb 24] strong, well-made gelding: bumper/hurdle winner: smart chaser: won Grade 1 Durkan New Homes Novices Chase and Grade 1 Baileys Arkle Perpetual Challenge Cup Novices Chase in 2006/7, both at Leopardstown: creditable efforts first 2 starts this season: in cheekpieces, in control when unseated last in Grade 2 won by Maralan at Naas last time: effective at 2m to 21/2m: unraced on firm going, acts on any other: patiently ridden.
D. T. HUGHES, IRELAND P. Carberry Red, white chevron, white chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap (Slaneyville Syndicate)

158
c16d c17s c17d c20v c16m c20m 155 + G2 139 + G1 158 G1 153 G1 155 + G1 158 G1

LENNON (IRE)

8 11-10

b. or br.g. Beneficial Stradbally Bay (Shackleton) [2006/7 c16g* c16g* c16d* c16g c16g4 16s* :: 2007/8 c16m3 c16d6 c16g2 Feb 2] tall gelding: useful hurdler: ridden far more patiently than usual when winning at Perth in late-2006/7 (for second year running): smart chaser: won novices at Aintree (twice, listed event first occasion) and Catterick and good fourth to Twist Magic in Grade 1 at Aintree in 2006/7: excellent efforts in handicaps 2 of 3 starts on return, jumping really well and collared only late when neck second of 11 to Howle Hill in williamhill.co.uk Handicap at Doncaster on latest: best around 2m: acts on good to firm and soft ground: usually front runner.
J. HOWARD JOHNSON Denis ORegan Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, beige cap (Andrea & Graham Wylie)

162
c16g c16d c16m h16s c16g c16g 162 148 143 + 150 153 + 144 142 + 125 150 G1 131 G1

TAMARINBLEU (FR)

8 11-10

(blinkers)

b.g. Epervier Bleu Tamainia (FR) (Lashkari) [2006/7 c20d6 c21d* c19gpu c25g6 :: 2007/8 23g3 c24m* c21g* c17s* Jan 19] angular gelding: useful hurdler, good third to stable-companion Abragante in competitive handicap at Haydock in May: has developed into top-class chaser this season, winning 16-runner handicaps at Perth in June and Cheltenham (boylesports.com Gold Cup, by 21/2 lengths from Le Volfoni) in December, and Grade 1 Victor Chandler Chase (Clarence House) at Ascot in January: further improvement when beating Twist Magic by 12 lengths in 6-runner race for latest success, making all and drawing away again from 2 out: stays 25f, effective at much shorter: unraced on firm going, acts on any other: blinkered last 4 starts: front runner/races prominently nowadays: consistent.
D. E. PIPE Tom Scudamore White, royal blue sash, white sleeves, red armlets, red cap (The Arthur White Partnership)

176
c17s c21g c24m h23g c25g c19g 176 G1 166 + 150 160 + 140 155 145 152 + 147 147

MANSONY (FR)

9 11-10

b.g. Mansonnien (FR) Hairly (FR) (Air de Cour (USA)) [2006/7 c17s* c20v2 c19v* c16m* :: 2007/8 c20v2 c17d* c17s3 Jan 19] big, workmanlike gelding: useful hurdler: smart chaser: successful 3 of 4 starts in 2006/7, including in Kerrygold Champion Chase at Punchestown: went well long way when creditable 19 lengths second to The Listener in Grade 1 there on reappearance: won 6-runner Grade 1 Paddy Power DialA-Bet Chase at Leopardstown in December by length from Nickname, jumping right last 2: sweating and on edge, only 23 lengths third of 6 to Tamarinbleu in Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot next time: effective at 2m to 21/2m: acts on heavy and good to firm going: reluctant to race once in 2005/6.
A. L. T. MOORE, IRELAND Black, pink star, pink cap (Mr M. Mulholland) D. N. Russell

162
c17s c17d c20v c16m c19v c20v 154 G1 161 + G1 160 + G1 160 G1 159 + W 157 + G2

10 TWIST MAGIC (FR)

6 11-10

b.g. Winged Love (IRE) Twist Scarlett (GER) (Lagunas) [2006/7 c16d* c16d2 c16gF c16g* :: 2007/8 c16g* c16s* c17s2 Jan 19] tall gelding: winning hurdler: high-class chaser, had breathing operation prior to 2006/7 return: successful first 2 starts this season, in 4-runner minor event at Kempton in November and paddypower.com Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown (beat Voy Por Ustedes by 3 lengths in 8-runner event) following month: 5/4 on, below form when 12 lengths second of 6 to Tamarinbleu in Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot last time, again travelling strongly to 3 out but finding less than seemed likely and mistake next: raced around 2m: acts on soft going: tried tongue tied.
P. F. NICHOLLS Sam Thomas Orange and royal blue check, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, orange star (Barry Fulton Tony Hayward Michael Lynch)

173
c17s c16s c16g c16g c16g c16d 164 G1 168 + G1 157 + W 158 + G1 161 + G1 152 + G2

FOURTH RACE CHELTENHAM (TV CH4)

4.00

THE CORAL CUP (HANDICAP HURDLE) (Grade 3) (1)


80,000 4yo+ TWFA 4 11-12 1
KICKS FOR FREE (IRE)
7 11-12

2m5f

11 VOY POR USTEDES (FR)

7 11-10

b.g. Villez (USA) Nuit dEcajeul (FR) (Matahawk) [2006/7 c16s2 c16d* c17dur c16g* :: 2007/8 c16s2 c16s2 c16d* c17d2 Feb 9] leggy, angular gelding: high-class chaser, won Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on final 2006/7 outing by 11/2 lengths from Dempsey: didnt need to match that form to win 7-runner Desert Orchid Chase (Sponsored by Stan James) at Kempton in December for second consecutive season, tending to edge left but drawing clear after leading 3 out when beating Hoo La Baloo 7 lengths: runner-up all 3 other starts in 2007/8, ran well but second best some way out when beaten 5 lengths by Master Minded (rec. 6 lb) in Grade 2 Game Spirit at Newbury on latest: raced around 2m on good going or softer (acts on soft): fluent jumper in main: races with plenty of zest: genuine and reliable.
A. KING Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap (Sir Robert Ogden) Robert Thornton

172
c17d c16d c16s c16s c16g c17d 171 + G2 160 + G2 165 G1 169 + 169 166 + G1 G2

b.g. Flemensfirth (USA) Keep The Change (IRE) (Castle Keep) [2006/7 16m* 16d* 17s2 16d3 16d 20g :: 2007/8 21g* Feb 23] smallish, close-coupled gelding: useful hurdler: easily landed odds in novices at Wincanton and Haydock (listed race, by 6 lengths from Self Respect): off 10 months (reportedly had breathing operation in interim), much improved when winning 8-runner handicap at Kempton on return by 3 lengths from Chiaro, cruising through to lead at last and having plenty to spare: stays 21f: acts on soft and good to firm going: tongue tied last 2 outings in 2006/7: has bled/finished weakly.
P. F. NICHOLLS R. Walsh Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

151 +
h21g h20g h16d h16d h17s h16d 143 147 + 133 125 135 141 G1 116 + N 139 + N 128 + L

WHISPERED PROMISES (USA)

7 11-11

b.g. Real Quiet (USA) Annas Honor (USA) (Alleged (USA)) [2006/7 16s6 16s2 20s2 21spu 16d3 17g 20g :: 2007/8 17d3 16d Feb 9] rather leggy, close-coupled gelding: useful hurdler: left R. Brookhouse, improved form when close third to Five Dream in handicap at Cheltenham on reappearance: 8/1 and in cheekpieces, well below that form when well held in totesport Trophy at Newbury next time: stays 21/2m: acts on soft going: races prominently.
D. E. PIPE J. W. Farrelly (5) Light blue, pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, pink star (Mrs S. J. Brookhouse)

153
h16d h17d h20g h17g h16d h21s 142 138 140 153 140 G1 126 + 142 150 L 143

betfair forecast

prices 3.95 Master Minded, 4.1 Voy Por Ustedes, 5.2 Twist Magic, 6.8 Tamarinbleu, 16 Fair Along, 26 Mansony, 30 Newmill, 44 Schindlers Hunt, 100 Lennon, 1000 Azulejo, 1000 Contraband
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SPORAZENE (IRE)

9 11-10

SEASONS HOLIDAYS QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (Gr 1) (Cheltenham 2m) 2002 166 Flagship Uberalles 8-12-0: 7/4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 2003 167 Moscow Flyer 9-12-0: 7/4 Mrs J Harrington (Ir) B J Geraghty 2004 172 Azertyuiop 7-11-10: 15/8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 2005 181 Moscow Flyer 11-11-10: 6/4 Mrs J Harrington (Ir) B J Geraghty 2006 165 Newmill 8-11-10: 16/1 J J Murphy (Ir) A J McNamara 2007 160 Voy Por Ustedes 6-11-10: 5/1 A King R Thornton

gr.g. Cozzene (USA) Sporades (USA) (Vaguely Noble) [2006/7 c16g* c17s* c17d4 c16gF :: 2007/8 19g6 c20d4 Feb 24] tall, leggy, raw-boned gelding: winning hurdler: off nearly 11 months, 111/2 lengths sixth of 14 to Backbord in handicap at Doncaster on return: smart chaser: won first 3 completed starts, including when making all in 4runner minor events at Kempton and Exeter (beat Mariah Rollins by 21 lengths) in 2006/7: let down by jumping otherwise over fences, including in handicap at Fontwell last time: best around 2m: acts on soft and good to firm going, probably on heavy.
P. F. NICHOLLS Sam Thomas White, royal blue epaulets, white sleeves, red spots, royal blue cap (Mr Ged Mason)

144
c20d h19g c16g c17d c17s c16g 141 147 + 158 144 143 158 164 G2 164 W 141 W

12 11 8 8 12 10

LIBERATE

5 11-9

ch.g. Lomitas Eversince (USA) (Foolish Pleasure (USA)) [2006/7 17d* 16d* 16d2 17g2 20g5 :: 2007/8 16d 16m2 16m 21g5 Dec 15] tall, useful-looking gelding: smart juvenile hurdler in 2006/7, won easily at Hereford and Wincanton before excellent second to Katchit in Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham: not discredited off top weight when seventh to Gwanako in 4-y-o handicap at Chepstow on reappearance: below best since, soon beaten after blunder 2 out when fifth of 8 to Pouvoir in Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham last time: should be well suited by 21/2m: unraced on extremes of going: usually races prominently.
P. J. HOBBS Darren ODwyer (7) Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap (Mrs Diana L. Whateley)

148
h21g h16m h16m h16d h20g h17g 140 136 G2 137 + 147 143 W 148 149 130 G2 153 G1

BEDLAM BOY (IRE)

7 11-8

br.g. Broken Hearted Evening Fashion (IRE) (Strong Gale) [2006/7 16f4 20d2 19gF 16v* 20v* 20g3 :: 2007/8 19g Feb 16] unfurnished, close-coupled gelding: in frame in bumpers: useful novice hurdler in 2006/7, won at Hexham and Newcastle (handicap event) prior to good third to Tidal Bay in Grade 2 at Aintree: 20/1, shaped as if in need of run (not fluent early) when never dangerous in valuable handicap at Ascot on belated reappearance: likely to stay beyond 21/2m: acts on heavy going.
N. G. RICHARDS Tony Dobbin Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap (Mr T. Ambler)

148
h19g h20g h20v h16v h19g h20d 139 132 + 139 148 G2 137 + 123 113 + N N 125 + N

WARNES WAY (IRE)

5 11-7

(blinkers)

ch.g. Spinning World (USA) Kafayef (USA) (Secreto (USA)) [2006/7 16d3 18s* 16s3 16v2 17v5 16d :: 2007/8 20d 21g5 24s 19s2 22d2 Feb 2] compact gelding: useful hurdler: reportedly had breathing operation, improved efforts in handicaps at Ascot (3/4-length second to Lough Derg) and Sandown last 2 starts, leading from halfway until run-in when beaten 11/2 lengths by The Tother One in valuable 15-runner event at latter course: stays 23/4m: raced on good ground or softer (acts on heavy): has worn headgear 5 of last 6 outings.
B. G. POWELL Warren Marston Black and pink (quartered), black sleeves, pink armlets (Mr Nigel Stafford)

146
h22d h19s h24s h21g h20d h16d 146 ? 146 ? 131 126 124 138 133 131 123 126 125 126

12 LEG SPINNER (IRE)

7 11-4

b.g. Intikhab (USA) Road Harbour (USA) (Rodrigo de Triano (USA)) [2006/7 16g 16vpu :: 2007/8 20g* 20d* 16d Sep 23 (Oct20F*)] useful on Flat (stays 21/2m), won Cesarewitch last time: useful form over hurdles: won handicaps at Perth (by 4 lengths from Solway Bee) in May and Galway (20 ran, leading before last and beating Nintytwo Team comfortably by 3 lengths) in July: dropped in trip, presumably amiss when tailed off in minor event at Listowel next time: will stay beyond 21/2m: best efforts on good/good to soft going: may yet do better still.
A. J. MARTIN, IRELAND Robert Colgan (3) Emerald green and red quartered, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, red star (Mr W. A. Moffett)

155 +
135 h16d W h20d 135 + 105 h20g 129 + 97 h16v + 90 h16g 104 + 90

ASTARADOR (FR)

6 11-6

b.g. Astarabad (USA) Touques (FR) (Tip Moss (FR)) [2006/7 16s* 16s* 16v3 16v2 :: 2007/8 16s 17d* Feb 3] lengthy, useful-looking gelding: will make a chaser: bumper winner: useful hurdler: won at Wetherby and Ayr in 2006/7 (placed in graded events after) and Musselburgh in February: well backed, reverted to more positive tactics when beating Border Tale 2 lengths in 7-runner event for latest success, dictating and finding plenty from 3 out: bred to stay 21/2m: acts on heavy ground: usually front runner.
J. HOWARD JOHNSON P. J. Benson (7) Orange, light green and white hooped sleeves, white cap, orange star (Alderclad Roofing Ltd And S V Rutter)

147
h17d h16s h16v h16v h16s h16s 137 147 130 128 + 132 147 G2 144 G1 138 + N 140 + N

13 COUNTY ZEN (FR)

5 11-3

b. or br.g. Lost World (IRE) Fair County (FR) (Armos) [2006/7 F12v3 F17s3 F16d5 :: 2007/8 16g2 16g* 16v* 16d3 Feb 9] unfurnished gelding: placed twice from 3 starts in bumpers (fairly useful form): has taken well to hurdling, won novices at Ascot (by 3/4 length from Blue Bajan) in November and Sandown (showed good attitude to beat Evelith Echo a short head) in December: 16/1, further improvement when 33/4 lengths third of 24 to Wingman in totesport Trophy (Handicap) at Newbury last time: likely to stay beyond 2m: raced on good going or softer (acts on heavy): should continue to progress.
P. J. HOBBS Richard Johnson Royal blue, white star, royal blue sleeves, white stars and stars on cap (Mr Andrew L. Cohen)

153 p
h16d h16v h16g h16g F16d F17s 134 153 130 140 N 133 + W 122 + N 97 W 113 W

ORBIT OGOLD (USA)

6 11-5

(cheekpieces)

ch.g. Kingmambo (USA) Lily OGold (USA) (Slew O Gold (USA)) [2006/7 19d2 16m6 16s3 18s* 16v* 16d 16s* 16d :: 2007/8 16s Nov 18] leggy gelding: fairly useful novice hurdler in 2006/7, winning maiden at Downpatrick, minor event at Navan and Grade 2 Byrne Group plc Novices Hurdle at Punchestown (50/1, much improved when making all to beat De Valira by 3 lengths): in good form on Flat prior to below-form tenth of 19 behind Sizing Europe in valuable handicap at Cheltenham latest start (in cheekpieces): will stay beyond 19f: acts on heavy going.
N. MEADE, IRELAND P. Carberry Light green, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars (Mighty Macs Syndicate)

152
h16s h16d h16s h16d h16v h18s 136 132 137 137 G1 147 + G2 111 116 127 + W 126 + N

14 LAUSTRA BAD (FR)

5 11-2

(visor)

OVERSTRAND (IRE)

9 11-4

(visor)

b.g. In The Wings Vaison La Romaine (Arctic Tern (USA)) [2006/7 16f 16s* 16s* 16d 16v3 16d2 19d* 24g 24gF :: 2007/8 16m5 24sR 19g5 16v c16s3 c16vpu 22d 19g Feb 16] lengthy, angular gelding: smart hurdler: enjoyed excellent 2006/7 campaign, but largely disappointing since, including over fences (only fair form on completed outing): effective from 2m to 23/4m: acts on good to firm and heavy going: has run well when sweating: tried in headgear, not since 2005/6: usually waited with.
DR R. D. P. NEWLAND S. P. Jones (3) Purple, emerald green and white hooped sleeves, emerald green cap (Dr RDP & Mrs LJ Newland, CE Stedman)

148
h19g h22d c16v c16s h16v h19g 135 139 140 143 N 131 W 148 145 130 G2

b.g. Astarabad (USA) Love Crazy (FR) (Loup Solitaire (USA)) [2006/7 16d2 17d* 18s3 18s4 c17s4 c17spu c17s* c17s4 16d2 16d* 16d3 17g* :: 2007/8 16g6 Nov 23] quite goodtopped gelding: 11.5f winner on Flat: won juvenile hurdle at Clairefontaine and 3-y-o chase at Enghien in 2006/7: sold from T. Trapenard 75,000 after eighth start: useful form over hurdles in Britain, winning at Chepstow (novice) and Cheltenham: also ran very well when third of 24 to Gaspara in Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap at last-named: off 7 months, respectable fifth of 10 to Missis Potts in handicap at Ascot: will be suited by further than 21/4m: raced on good going or softer: in cheekpieces last 3 outings (visored first time today).
D. E. PIPE White, dark blue stripe, striped sleeves and cap (Mrs Sarah Ling) Denis ORegan (blinkers)

152
h16g h17g h16d h16d h16d c17s 133 147 135 148 + N 148 + 128 140 + N 139 + N 121 W

15 JUNIOR

5 11-2

10 PABLO DU CHARMIL (FR)

7 11-4

ch.g. Lyphards Wish (FR) Pacifie du Charmil (FR) (Dom Pasquini (FR)) [2006/7 c17m* c18s* c16v* c16g :: 2007/8 c17m* c17g6 c16g3 c17d5 Feb 9] leggy gelding: winning hurdler: smart chaser, made all in 5-runner William Hill (Haldon) Gold Cup (Limited Handicap) at Exeter in November by 3 lengths from Royal Shakespeare: easily best effort since when 41/2 lengths third of 11 to Howle Hill in valuable event at Doncaster penultimate start, stiff task next time: largely raced around 2m: acts on heavy and good to firm going: blinkered once (well beaten): usually front runner: accurate jumper.
D. E. PIPE Purple, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves (Mr Joe Moran) Tom Scudamore

145
c17d c16g c17g c17m c16g c16v 135 143 G2 162 + 146 134 147 158 142 127 142 152 + N

ch.g. Singspiel (IRE) For More (FR) (Sanglamore (USA)) [2006/7 16v2 16m2 16s5 16d6 :: 2007/8 20d 20d2 Feb 21] strong, lengthy gelding: fairly useful on Flat (stays 2m), successful twice in 2007: useful novice hurdler: left B. Meehan, improved form when beaten short head by Hold Em in 11-runner event at Huntingdon last time, settling better than previously and challenging strongly from 3 out: stays 21/2m: acts on heavy and good to firm going: tried blinkered: still room fo improvement in jumping, but possibly remains capable of better.
A. KING Robert Thornton Light blue, dark blue diamond and diamond on cap (Mr Paul Green)

149 +
133 h20d 149 + N h20d G2 h16d 142 + 127 h16s 117 N h16m 139 N h16v 137 + N

16 HILL FORTS TIMMY

8 11-2

11 THE PACKAGE

5 11-4

br.g. Kayf Tara Ardent Bride (Ardross) [2006/7 F16m* :: 2007/8 16d2 16s* 16v 16g2 Feb 15] useful-looking gelding: third foal: dam, showed little in bumper/novice hurdles, half-sister to useful 2m chaser Shamana: won maiden bumper at Towcester on debut in late-2006/7: confirmed promise of hurdling debut when winning maiden at Newbury in November by 6 lengths from Lord Appellare: improvement when 2 lengths second of 14 to Punchestowns in novice at Sandown next time, racing with plenty of zest in front, collared close home (pair clear): will stay beyond 2m: keengoing front runner.
D. E. PIPE Timmy Murphy Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots (Mr D. A. Johnson)

149 +
135 h16g 146 + N h16v 103 + N h16s 132 + N h16d 133 N F16m 110 + N

b.g. Thowra (FR) Queen of The Suir (IRE) (Carlingford Castle) [2006/7 19m4 16d* 19m3 19m 19d3 24s4 20v2 22dur 20g4 20gpu :: 2007/8 19g5 19s* 21s2 25g6 19d* 22s4 19g Feb 16] good-topped gelding: fairly useful handicap hurdler: better than ever this term, won at Newton Abbot in June and Taunton (beat Grasp 5 lengths) in December: never better than mid-division when below best in valuable event at Ascot last time: stays 23/4m (possibly not 25f): acts on any going: reportedly lost action final 2006/7 outing: consistent.
J. W. MULLINS Wayne Kavanagh (3) Purple, dark green cross belts, yellow sleeves and cap (Mrs J. C. Scorgie)

148
h19g h22s h19d h25g h21s h19s 137 146 148 ? 120 139 137 133 133 133 123 123 119 113

17 TAKE YOUR MARK (IRE)

10 11-1

(blinkers)

b.g. Goldmark (USA) Mummys Best (Bustino) [2006/7 16v 16v 19v 19s* 16v4 24vpu :: 2007/8 19g 18g* 18g 19g 16m4 20g* 20g 21g3 24v 18g 20v4 22d3 16d* 16d2 Feb 24] angular gelding: fairly useful handicap hurdler: won at Sligo in May, Naas in October and Leopardstown (24-runner contest, by 11/4 lengths from Splurge, strong run to lead late on) in February: further improvement when never-nearer length second of 16 to Fen Game at Naas on latest: effective at 2m to 23/4m: acts on heavy going, probably on good to firm: tried in cheekpieces, probably best in blinkers: held up.
D. BROAD, IRELAND Royal blue, yellow braces, hooped cap (Mr A. P. Cummins) S. J. Gray (7)

151 +
h16d h16d h22d h20v h18g h24v 132 148 + 118 144 + 112 139 + 108 136 107 118 + 108 95 109

23 SUPERIOR WISDOM (IRE)

8 10-13

b.g. Pierre Viva Las Vegas (IRE) (Pennine Walk) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 24g3 22s2 20v* 21s* Feb 9] 3,500 4-y-o: good-topped gelding: half-brother to 2004 2-y-o 5f winner in Italy by Red Sunset: dam ran twice at 2 yrs: won Irish point in 2006: bought 18,000 Ascot August (2007) Sales: fairly useful form in novice hurdles: successful at Folkestone (by 10 lengths from Starburst Diamond) in January and Warwick in February: on toes, beat Auroras Encore by 3/4 length in 8-runner event for latter success, settling better than previously under restraint and leading 2 out: stays 3m: raced on good ground or softer (acts on heavy): likely to improve further.
A. M. HALES W. T. Kennedy Royal blue, white star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, yellow cap (Mr A. Cohen & Glenmore Investments Ltd)

148 p
h21s h20v h22s h24g 130 144 + N 139 N 132 N 133 + N

18 MENDO

8 11-0

b.g. Alderbrook Inas Farewell (Random Shot) [2006/7 F16d2 16v4 21s5 16v2 19s* 16g* :: 2007/8 21s* c22sF 22d4 Feb 2] good-topped gelding: chasing type: useful form in bumpers: progressive over hurdles: won 19-runner handicap at Cheltenham (beat Vale of Avocia by length, waited with and leading last) in November: not discredited when fifth (promoted) to The Tother One in valuable 15-runner handicap at Sandown last time: evens, not fluent prior to falling tenth in maiden at Fontwell on chasing debut: will probably stay beyond 21f: acts on heavy going.
NOEL T. CHANCE White, red disc, hooped cap (Mrs M. C. Sweeney) Tom Siddall (blinkers)

152
h22d c22s h21s h16g h19s h16v 131 146 + 131 + W 151 + 125 133 + N 127 + NA 144 G2

24 PEACOCK (FR)

5 10-13

ch.g. Bulington (FR) Algue Rouge (FR) (Perouges (FR)) [2006/7 17s 16s3 16g* 20s6 :: 2007/8 c16mF 22m2 16g3 21g2 16s6 20vur 19s4 19g2 Feb 16] angular gelding: useful handicap hurdler: has generally run well in defeat this term, notably when neck second of 18 to Backbord (pair well clear) in valuable event at Ascot last time, leading 2 out until headed close home: fell sixth in novice handicap at Perth on chasing debut: stays 23/4m: acts on heavy and good to firm going: held up nowadays: may do better still.
N. A. TWISTON-DAVIES P. J. Brennan Emerald green, white stars, emerald green cap, white star (Mr H. R. Mould)

156
h19g h19s h20v h16s h21g h16g 130 156 124 142 + 131 + 122 143 + 122 144 + 117A 138 + 115

19 CLARNAZAR (IRE)

6 10-13

b.g. Shernazar Legal Countess (IRE) (Legal Circles (USA)) [2006/7 F18v* 22d* :: 2007/8 20v4 24v4 20s* Feb 20] good-topped, useful-looking gelding: first foal: dam little form in juvenile hurdles: won maiden on completed start in Irish points in 2006: successful in maiden bumper at Downpatrick and maiden hurdle at Limerick (beat Callherwhatulike 1/2 length, despite slipped saddle) in December 2006: best effort (fairly useful form) when 241/2 lengths fourth to Earth Magic in Grade 3 at Gowran on penultimate start: didnt need to improve to win 16-runner minor event at Punchestown (beat Fond of A Drop by neck, outpaced 4 out and keeping on well to lead close home) last time: stays 3m: raced on going softer than good (acts on heavy): blinkered first time today.
N. MEADE, IRELAND Maroon, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap (Killcross Syndicate) N. P. Madden (blinkers)

145
h20s h24v h20v h22d F18v 130 143 + W 145 G3 128 W 124 + N 122 + WA

25 TAGULA BLUE (IRE)

8 10-12

b.g. Tagula (IRE) Palace Blue (IRE) (Dara Monarch) [2006/7 18m* 16s2 16d* :: 2007/8 16s 17g5 20s 17g Feb 25] good-topped gelding: fairly useful hurdler, won novices at Fontwell and Ascot (Grade 2, beat Moon Over Miami 1/2 length) in 2006/7: creditable efforts in handicaps first 2 starts this season, fifth of 11 to Jack The Giant at Cheltenham latter occasion: rare poor run last time: likely to prove best around 2m (mistakes when below form upped in trip penultimate start): acts on soft and good to firm going: tongue tied on debut.
IAN WILLIAMS David Dennis Royal blue, orange cross belts, yellow sleeves (Boston R. S. Ian Bennett)

148
h17g h20s h17g h16s h16d h16s 127 144 148 148 148 147 129 129 130 132 132 G2 N

20 BALTIMAN (IRE)

6 10-13

b.g. Oscar (IRE) Night Leader (IRE) (Supreme Leader) [2006/7 F16g4 F16s3 F16v2 F16v2 :: 2007/8 F18g5 17s3 16s3 16v4 16d6 16s3 16d* 16s2 16s2 Feb 20] modest in bumpers: fair novice hurdler: won 22-runner maiden at Cork in December by 7 lengths from Agamard: good efforts in frame both starts since, 13/4 lengths second of 11 to Jered at Punchestown on latest: should stay 21/2m: raced on good ground or softer: blinkered last 4 starts: made running last 3 outings.
SUSAN A. FINN, IRELAND Red and black quartered, halved sleeves, black cap (Mr Cyril Wall) W. J. Lee (blinkers)

140
h16s h16s h16d h16s h16d h16v 130 140 N 137 N 136 + N 129 N 115 + 94 130 N

26 SONG OF SONGS

6 10-12

b.g. Singspiel (IRE) Thea (USA) (Marju (IRE)) [2006/7 16s2 :: 2007/8 16g3 16d* 16g* Feb 16] lengthy, angular gelding: fairly useful 11/4m winner on Flat at 3 yrs: fairly useful form in novice hurdles: won at Kempton (by 3 lengths from Polyfast) in December and Wincanton in February: odds on when beating Hot Diamond a short head in 18-runner event at latter, drifting left run-in having quickened clear with runner-up after 2 out: likely to prove best around 2m: acts on soft ground.
J. R. FANSHAWE Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap (Mr John P. McManus) A. P. McCoy

151
h16g h16d h16g h16s 129 146 + N 149 N 136 W 151 N

21 CHIARO (FR)

6 10-13

b.g. Hamas (IRE) Link Diamond (FR) (Diamond Prospect (USA)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 16s 16v 17d 21g2 Feb 23] compact gelding: useful juvenile hurdler in 2005/6, won at Auteuil (twice), Chepstow and Cheltenham: off 19 months, below that form in handicaps this season, faring better when 3 lengths second to easy winner Kicks For Free at Kempton last time: stays 21f: raced on good ground or softer (acts on soft): usually blinkered.
P. J. HOBBS T. J. OBrien Royal blue, white star, royal blue sleeves, white stars, red cap (Mr Andrew L. Cohen)

149
130 h21g 149 125 h17d 130 h16v 145 132 h16s 135

27 PYLEIGH LADY

7 10-12

b.m. Zaffaran (USA) Lady Callernish (Callernish) [2006/7 19d5 16v2 24s2 20v2 19g* 22g2 :: 2007/8 21s* 22g2 Feb 16] angular mare: fairly useful hurdler: off 10 months, won mares handicap at Newbury by length from Giovanna: even better form when 5 lengths second to Stripe Me Blue in handicap at Wincanton 3 weeks later: stays 3m: raced on good ground or softer (acts on heavy): usually ridden by conditional/amateur: strong-travelling sort, held up: reliable.
P. J. HOBBS Yellow, black epaulets, check sleeves, red cap (Mr F. D. Popham) Mr I. Popham (7)

148
h22g h21s h22g h19g h20v h24s 129 148 127 144 + 116 124 N 144 + 108A 123 + N 136 105A

22 NAIAD DU MISSELOT (FR)

7 10-13

b.g. Dom Alco (FR) Une Nuit (FR) (Le Pontet (FR)) [2006/7 17v3 16v* 16s2 :: 2007/8 24d 20s* Dec 22] neat gelding: progressive hurdler, won novice at Wetherby in 2006/7 by 3/4 length from Bywell Beau despite idling: 11/1 and better for reappearance (possibly amiss), still looked on upgrade when winning 11-runner handicap at Haydock (7 lb out of weights) last time, keeping on strongly to beat Regal Heights 4 lengths with something to spare: should stay beyond 21/2m: raced on going softer than good (acts on heavy): one to follow.
FERDY MURPHY D. N. Russell Black and white check, white sleeves, black armlets (Hill, Trembath, Bryan & Outhart)

154 p
h20s h24d h16s h16v h17v 130 142 + 121 102 114 124 + N 136 + N 109 + N

28 SHAZAND (FR)

5 10-11

b.g. Daylami (IRE) Shawara (IRE) (Barathea (IRE)) [2006/7 16v2 16v6 16v6 16d :: 2007/8 16d2 16s4 16s* 18g* 16v Jan 13] tall gelding: fairly useful hurdler: won maiden at Gowran (beat Sophocles easily by 10 lengths) in November and handicap at Leopardstown (23 ran, beat Hot Port by 3 lengths) in December: ran poorly in valuable handicap at Leopardstown last time: should stay 21/2m: raced on good going or softer (acts on heavy).
E. J. OGRADY, IRELAND Royal blue, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, white cap (Mr S. P. Tindall) A. J. McNamara

148
h16v h18g h16s h16s h16d h16d 128 102 112 144 + 111 142 + N 135 N 128 + N + 119

FIFTH RACE CHELTENHAM


betfair forecast

TRW 143 144 127 133 140 (Av 137)

prices 5.6 Leg Spinner, 11.5 Song of Songs, 12.5 Naiad du Misselot, 13 County Zen, 14.5 Kicks For Free, 21 Junior, 23 Pablo du Charmil, 26 Mendo, 28 Warnes Way, 28 Peacock, 29 Take Your Mark, 34 Astarador, 34 The Package, 48 Liberate, 50 Sporazene, 50 Laustra Bad, 55 Pyleigh Lady, 60 Whispered Promises, 60 Orbit OGold, 65 Shazand, 65 Clarnazar, 65 Superior Wisdom, 75 Bedlam Boy, 80 Chiaro, 100 Tagula Blue, 120 Baltiman, 130 Overstrand, 200 Hill Forts Timmy
Betfair forecast prices are expressed as decimals, for example 3.25 is equivalent to 9/4 in traditional fractional odds. These forecast prices reflect an approximate 100% book, as is typical for Betfair markets. They differ to a normal SP forecast as, unlike SPs, they do not include a bookmaker overround percentage.

4.40

THE PETER OSULLEVAN NATIONAL HUNT CHASE CHALLENGE CUP (AMATEUR RIDERS NOVICES CHASE) (2)
75,000 5yo+ 1
ICE TEA (IRE)
8 12-0 (blinkers)

4m

CORAL CUP 2002 152 2003 139 2004 150 2005 144 2006 149 2007 134

(HANDICAP HURDLE) (Gr 3) (Cheltenham 2m5f) Ilnamar 6-10-5: 25/1 M C Pipe Xenophon 7-11-0: 4/1 A J Martin (Ir) Monkerhostin 7-10-8: 13/2 P J Hobbs Idole First 6-10-10: 33/1 Miss V Williams Skys The Limit 5-11-12: 11/1 E J OGrady (Ir) Burntoakboy 9-9-12: 10/1 Dr R D P Newland

R Greene M A Fitzgerald R Johnson A OKeeffe B J Geraghty S P Jones5

27 27 27 29 30 28

ch.g. Glacial Storm (USA) Kakemona (Kambalda) [2006/7 19g6 27s2 25s3 24m3 24g* 20g2 20g4 24m2 :: 2007/8 c24d* c20m3 c25m* c24g2 c25g* c22s3 c24g6 Feb 16] sturdy, good-bodied gelding: fairly useful hurdler: useful novice chaser: won at Bangor in May and Hexham in October and November (by 31/2 lengths from Ballyvoge): stiff task when well held in Grade 2 at Ascot last time, going bit in snatches: stays 27f: acts on soft and good to firm going: usually blinkered (wasnt at Bangor): has idled: usually makes running nowadays.
D. MCCAIN JNR Mr R. Burton Red, yellow diamond and sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Sandicroft Stud)

135
c24g c22s c25g c24g c25m c20m 119 G2 135 N 135 N 119 N 123 + N 111 N

LEADING AUTHORITY (IRE)

7 12-0

(blinkers)

br.g. Supreme Leader Bonnie Thynes (IRE) (Good Thyne (USA)) [2006/7 F16d4 16s6 22v2 19v* 21v6 24v2 :: 2007/8 c20d c23s3 c24v* c25s* c23s3 Feb 10] rangy, good sort: fairly useful hurdler: won novice at Exeter in 2006/7: useful chaser: won handicap at Lingfield (by 12 lengths from dead-heaters Mort de Rire and Noble Action) in December and 4-runner novice at Exeter (awarded race after beaten head by Niche Market, hampered and forced to switch run-in) in January: distant third of 4 finishers in minor event at Exeter last time: stays 25f well: raced on ground softer than good (acts on heavy): blinkered last 3 starts.
C. L. TIZZARD Mr J. E. Tudor Emerald green, yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap (Robert and Sarah Tizzard)

137
c23s c25s c24v c23s c20d h24v + W 129 N 133 + 117 129 N 99 W 123 N

MILLARDS LAD (IRE)

9 12-0

(tongue strap)

b.g. Flemensfirth (USA) Toransha (Torus) [2006/7 22s6 21g6 16s :: 2007/8 c26g* c20m* c21s* c25g2 c26d2 c24g4 Feb 15] sturdy, good-bodied gelding: unbeaten in 4 points in 2006: poor form over hurdles: fairly useful form in handicap chases: won at Newton Abbot (2) and Bangor (novice) in July/August: creditable efforts in frame 3 starts since, 71/4 lengths fourth of 6 to The Luder at Sandown on latest: stays 31/4m: acts on good to firm and soft going: tongue tied nowadays: has wandered.
A. BATEMAN Dark blue and yellow stripes (Mr Terry Evans) Mr Nick Williams 6 12-0 (tongue strap)

129
c24g c26d c25g c21s c20m c26g 127 122 128 120 128 + 119 121 + 109 118 + 95 102 + 88

ORNAIS (FR)

b.g. Michel Georges Imperia II (FR) (Beyssac (FR)) [2006/7 19d* 24v2 24g :: 2007/8 c21m* c25g2 c24d* Feb 9] good-topped gelding: fairly useful novice hurdler in 2006/7, wide-margin winner at Exeter: already better over fences, won 5-runner novices at Wincanton (1 Million totetentofollow Rising Stars Novices Chase, by 12 lengths from Joe Lively) in November and Newbury (impressive, made all to beat Old Benny 18 lengths) in February: not so fluent when only 24 lengths second of 4 to Joe Lively at Cheltenham in between: will stay long distances: unraced on firm going, acts on any other: tongue tied. HORSE IN FOCUS.
P. F. NICHOLLS Black and white (halved), red sleeves and cap (The Stewart Family) Mr N. Scholfield

155
c24d c25g c21m h24g h24v h19d 155 N 129 N 142 G2 133 G2 128 + N 126 + N

OVER THE CREEK

9 12-0

br.g. Over The River (FR) Solo Girl (IRE) (Le Bavard (FR)) [2006/7 c22sur c24d5 24g :: 2007/8 c20g2 c20g3 c25d* c25g* c29s3 c24g4 Feb 16] tall, lengthy gelding: winning hurdler: useful chaser: won maiden at Hereford and Boylesports.com Cashback Chase (16-runner Listed Handicap, beat Simon 3/4 length) at Cheltenham, both in December: ran creditably when 16 lengths third to Miko de Beauchene in Welsh National at Chepstow, but below form when remote fourth of 5 finishers to Albertas Run in Grade 2 novice at Ascot last time: stays 29f: raced on good ground or softer (acts on soft): wore cheekpieces final 2006/7 outing.
D. E. PIPE Mr J. Guerriero Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots (Mr D. A. Johnson)

144
c24g c29s c25g c25d c20g c20g 128 G2 139 + 135 142 + 132 120 + W 102 N 104 + W

THE KING OF ANGELS (IRE)

6 12-0

(cheekpieces)

b.g. Presenting Vul Gale (Strong Gale) [2006/7 20g2 24d4 19g* 24spu 24g :: 2007/8 c25m3 c23f2 c23m* c24g3 c28m* c24d4 c24gpu Feb 22] well-made gelding: fair hurdler: won at Ascot in 2006/7: fairly useful handicap chaser: won at Stratford in September and November (beat September Moon by 1/2 length): good 31/2 lengths fourth to Cruising River at Ascot on penultimate start: off 3 months, off bridle before halfway when running poorly at Sandown on latest: stays 31/2m: acts on firm and good to soft ground, ran poorly only outing on soft: first-time cheekpieces today.
JONJO ONEILL Mr Alan Berry Light blue and orange diamonds, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, orange star (J C & S R Hitchins)

128
c24g c24d c28m c24g c23m c23f 122 128 123 128 + 117 122 119 121 + 114 110 + 108

12 PASS IT ON (IRE)

9 11-11

(cheekpieces)
c26d c26s c22d h24g h24s h20s

br.g. Accordion Windswept Lady (IRE) (Strong Gale) [2006/7 17d* 20sF 20s* 20s4 24s3 24g3 :: 2007/8 c22d* c26s4 c26d3 Feb 9] workmanlike gelding: fairly useful hurdler: didnt need to be at best to win novices at Carlisle and Leicester in 2006/7: successful chasing debut in 12-runner maiden at Market Rasen in November by 1/2 length from Antonius Caesar: disappointing in novices at Warwick both outings since: stays 3m: acts on heavy going: in cheekpieces/blinkers 3 of last 4 starts.
JONJO ONEILL Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap (Mr John P. McManus) Mr J. T. McNamara

?
100 124 132 124 107 N N W 119 121 G2

13 RIMSKY (IRE)

7 11-11

BEANTOWN (IRE)

10 11-11

ch.g. Glacial Storm (USA) Doorslammer (Avocat) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 c24s4 c22v* Jan 26] big, strong gelding: fairly useful chaser: second in National Hunt Chase (Amateurs) at Cheltenham in 2005/6: came on from reappearance when winning 18runner maiden at Navan by 7 lengths from Parrot Cay, leading 4 out and staying on: stays 33f: acts on heavy going.
SEAN AHERNE, IRELAND Mr Derek OConnor Yellow, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow stars (Eoin A. Barry)

138 +
c22v 129 + W c24s 117 W

gr.g. Silver Patriarch (IRE) Mistinguett (IRE) (Doyoun) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 c24d2 c23s5 c22v* c23d6 c33d3 Feb 23] unfurnished gelding: useful novice hurdler in 2005/6: off 18 months before return: fairly useful form over fences: won maiden at Towcester in December by 2 lengths from Flying Falcon: ran well when 20 lengths third of 9 finishers to Comply Or Die in Eider Chase (Handicap) at Newcastle latest start: stays 33f: acts on heavy going: often blinkered (not last 3 starts): has looked unenthusiastic.
N. A. TWISTON-DAVIES Mr R. Morgan Emerald green, white star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (D. J. & S. A. Goodman)

134
c33d c23d c22v c23s c24d 134 95 131 110 120 127 N W N W

DREUX (FR)

6 11-11

b.g. Anabaa (USA) Divination (FR) (Groom Dancer (USA)) [2006/7 18d5 19gsu 16v3 20s2 16sF 16v 19m 16m 20m :: 2007/8 c17m2 c18mF c22gF c20s* c20spu c24dpu c20v4 c20d Feb 16] lengthy, good-topped gelding: fairly useful handicap hurdler: similar form over fences: won 18-runner maiden at Punchestown in November by 1/2 length from Sir Johnny: much stiffer tasks and below form in novices since (handicap on latest start): stays 21/2m: acts on heavy and good to firm going: sometimes in blinkers/cheekpieces before this season.
THOMAS COOPER, IRELAND Mr M. J. OConnor Black and orange hoops, black sleeves, black cap (Mrs Valerie Courtney)

129
c20d c20v c24d c20s c20s c22g 118 129 112 N G1 + G2 127 + W 122 + W

14 SHERWOODS FOLLY

6 11-11

(cheekpieces)

b.g. Classic Cliche (IRE) Action de Balle (FR) (Cricket Ball (USA)) [2006/7 19s2 19s2 20s* 20s :: 2007/8 c22d c24vpu c24s4 c24v* Jan 23] good-topped gelding: bumper winner: fair hurdler, won novice at Leicester in 2006/7: has taken time to get hang of chasing but improved form in cheekpieces last 2 starts, notably when winning 7runner novice at Huntingdon on latest by 7 lengths from Antonius Caesar (pair well clear): will stay beyond 3m: raced on ground softer than good (acts well on heavy).
H. D. DALY Mr D. Murphy Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves, emerald green cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

125
c24v c24s c24v c22d h20s h20s 125 N 118 + W 120 W 108 120 122 N

HERES JOHNNY (IRE)

9 11-11

(cheekpieces)

ch.g. Presenting Treble Base (IRE) (Orchestra) [2006/7 20s* 16v2 19d* 20s4 24g 24s* :: 2007/8 c24g* c24v2 c24d2 c24dpu Feb 9] rather leggy, close-coupled gelding: useful novice hurdler in 2006/7 (3 wins): already better over fences, won maiden at Uttoxeter in November: very good efforts when runner-up to Joe Lively next 2 starts, in Grade 2 novice at Newbury (every chance when nearly brought down last by Nevada Royales fall) and Feltham Novices Chase at Kempton (beaten 21/2 lengths, not fluent last): favourite, early mistakes and possibly amiss at Newbury last time: will stay beyond 3m: acts on heavy going: first-time cheekpieces today.
V. R. A. DARTNALL Miss P. Gundry Maroon, white hoops, maroon sleeves, white spots, white cap (The Big Boys Toys Partnership)

149
c24d c24d c24v c24g h24s h24g N 149 G1 145 + G2 127 + W 136 + N 139 G2

15 BACK ON LINE (IRE)

8 11-7

br.m. Bob Back (USA) Ballyvooney (Salluceva) [2006/7 19v2 16v2 20vsu 20v* 21gpu :: 2007/8 c22s* c19d3 c24v* c26d* Feb 16] good-topped mare: easily best effort over hurdles (fair form) when winning maiden at Fontwell in 2006/7: already much better over fences, winning maiden at Uttoxeter in November, mares novice at Chepstow in January and handicap back at Uttoxeter in February: much improved (useful form) when beating The Gangerman 19 lengths in 6-runner event for latest success, making all and soon clear once shaken up 3 out: will prove best at 3m+: acts on heavy going: sound jumper of fences, and capable of better again.
MISS VENETIA WILLIAMS Yellow, mauve spots on sleeves (ROA Arkle Partnership) Mr W. Biddick

149
c26d c24v c19d c22s h21g h20v 147 + 120 130 + N 128 N 119 W 112 121 N

10 IN ACCORD

16 NICHE MARKET (IRE)

7 11-7

9 11-11

ch.g. Accordion Henrys True Love (Random Shot) [2006/7 c22s4 c23s2 c24s3 c24s2 c24d c33spu :: 2007/8 c23d3 c22v3 c24d* Mar 1] tall, good-bodied gelding: fairly useful hurdler: fair chaser: won 6-runner maiden at Doncaster latest start by 41/2 lengths from Contact Dancer: stays 31/4m: acts on heavy going.
H. D. DALY Mr T. Greenall Dark green and orange (quartered), orange sleeves and cap (Mr T. F. F. Nixon)

121
c24d c22v c23d c33s c24d c24s 121 W 121 W 119 W 129 G2 118 + N

b.g. Presenting Juresse (IRE) (Jurado (USA)) [2006/7 24dpu :: 2007/8 c23m2 c24gpu c24v4 c25s2 c23sur c25g4 Feb 16] sturdy gelding: no show in novice hurdle: point winner: fairly useful novice chaser: first past post in 4-runner event at Exeter in January, beating Leading Authority a head but demoted after crossing that rival late on: seemingly better form when 63/4 lengths fourth of 6 to Verasi in Grade 2 event at Lingfield previous start: out of depth last time: stays 25f well: acts on heavy going.
R. H. BUCKLER Orange and royal blue (quartered), hooped sleeves (Mr G. Regan) Mr J. J. Codd (blinkers)

131
c25g 152 c23s W c25s 131 N c24v 139 ? G2 c24g N c23m 97 W

11 MENCHIKOV (FR)

8 11-11

br.g. Garde Royale Caucasie (FR) (Djarvis (FR)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 c24s* Feb 6] rather leggy gelding: fairly useful novice hurdler in 2005/6, won at Ludlow: off nearly 2 years and favourite, successful chasing debut when winning 10-runner maiden there on return by 23 lengths from Harringay, seemingly reassuming control when left clear 3 out, blundering last: stays 3m: acts on heavy going.
N. J. HENDERSON Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap (Sir Robert Ogden) Mr J. Snowden

126 +
c24s 123 + W

17 OLD BENNY

7 11-7

b.g. Saddlers Hall (IRE) Jacks The Girl (IRE) (Supreme Leader) [2006/7 20d5 24s2 26s2 24v* 25s* :: 2007/8 24d2 23s c24v3 c24v2 c24d2 Feb 9] strong, sturdy gelding: useful hurdler, won novices at Taunton and Warwick in late-2006/7, also good second to Thats Rhythm in handicap at Aintree on reappearance: placed all 3 starts over fences (fairly useful form) but has raced increasingly in snatches, including in firsttime blinkers when 18 lengths second of 4 finishers to Ornais in novice at Newbury latest start: will stay beyond 31/4m: raced on ground softer than good: consistent, but not straightforward.
A. KING Mr C. Huxley Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

139
c24d c24v c24v h23s h24d h25s 139 N 126 N 139 G2 132 130 144 127 139 + N

18 OULART

9 11-7

(visor)
c24s c21d c24d c29m h21g h24s

ch.g. Sabrehill (USA) Gaye Fame (Ardross) [2006/7 c20d6 c22gbd c22vF c24vpu c24d 24s2 21g c29m :: 2007/8 c24d4 c21dpu c24sF Mar 1] smallish, lengthy gelding: useful handicap hurdler: seventh in Coral Cup at Cheltenham in 2006/7: fairly useful maiden chaser: runner-up in Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse in 2005/6: fourth to Notre Pere in December, much better effort in Grade 1 novices at Leopardstown this season: blinkered, probably weakening when falling heavily 4 out at Navan last time: stays 29f: acts on heavy ground: effective with or without cheekpieces.
D. T. HUGHES, IRELAND Yellow, red diamond, yellow cap, black spots (Mr G. T. Pierse) Miss N. Carberry

?
+ N G1 137 G1 116 131 146 137 146 127

SIXTH RACE CHELTENHAM

TRW 134 141 139 137 138 (Av 138)

5.20

THE WEATHERBYS CHAMPION BUMPER (STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT) (Grade 1) (1)
50,000 4, 5 and 6yo TWFA 4 12-1 1
APT APPROACH (IRE)
5 11-5

2m110y

19 SANDHURST (IRE)

8 11-7

b.g. Naheez (USA) Cornsilk (IRE) (Sandhurst Prince) [2006/7 20v4 24v* :: 2007/8 c19sF c24d4 Feb 17] lengthy gelding: brother to modest chaser Cill Fhair, stays 21/2m: dam unraced: fair form in maiden hurdles in 2006/7, winning 20-runner event at Gowran by 12 lengths from Sable Bay, jumping left last 2: improved effort when 10 lengths fourth to Pomme Tiepy in Grade 2 novice at Navan on completed start over fences, staying on well: will stay beyond 3m: raced on going softer than good: capable of better again granted suitable test of stamina. HORSE IN FOCUS.
EDGAR BYRNE, IRELAND Mr J. P. McKeown Maroon and white chevrons, striped sleeves, check cap (Cyril Kiernan)

136 p
c24d c19s h24v h20v 136 G2 123 + W 117 + N 111 + N

ch.g. Bob Back (USA) Imminent Approach (IRE) (Lord Americo) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F17s* Feb 16] tall, good-topped gelding: sixth foal: dam unraced half-sister to Irish Grand National winner Feathered Gale, from family of smart hurdler/chaser Adamant Approach: clear when fell last in maiden point in February 2007: 5/2, created very good impression when winning 20-runner bumper at Gowran on debut easily by 14 lengths from Grancore Girl, leading/disputing throughout and still travelling strongly when drawing clear from 2 out: fine prospect. HORSE IN FOCUS.
W. P. MULLINS, IRELAND R. Walsh Royal blue, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star (Greenstar Syndicate)

136 p
F17s 128 + WA

BIG EARED FRAN (IRE)

5 11-5

20 SIZING AUSTRALIA (IRE)

6 11-7

b.g. New Frontier (IRE) All The Gear (IRE) (Nashamaa) [2006/7 F17s2 20d6 22s* 20s 24v 24d 22m2 24m :: 2007/8 c22d6 24m c20m2 c22m2 c24g2 c24s5 c24dpu Dec 28] quite good-topped gelding: fair hurdler: won maiden at Punchestown in 2006/7: fairly useful maiden chaser: much improved when 11/4 lengths second to Albertas Run in novice at Cheltenham on fifth start: poor efforts at Fairyhouse (mistakes) and Leopardstown (in cheekpieces) since: stays 3m: acts on soft and good to firm ground: blinkered (ran poorly) once.
HENRY DE BROMHEAD, IRELAND Yellow, dark blue chevron, white sleeves, red cap (Mr Alan Potts) Mr D. Roche

140
c24d c24s c24g c22m c20m h24m G1 109 W 140 N 114 + W 114 W 118 109

gr.g. Danehill (USA) Zarawa (IRE) (Kahyasi) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16g* Nov 10] good-topped gelding: brother to 9f winner in Bahrain and half-brother to 11/2m winner Dawaarr (by Indian Ridge): dam ran once in France at 3 yrs: well supported, made good impression when winning slowly-run 14-runner bumper at Sandown on debut by 8 lengths from Charmaine Wood, showing best turn of foot and galloping on strongly: has left Miss Tor Sturgis: useful prospect.
D. E. PIPE Light blue, royal blue hoop, armlets and cap (Mr Thomas Barr) A. P. McCoy

127 p
F16g 120 + W

COCKLESHELL ROAD (IRE)

5 11-5

betfair forecast

prices 4.9 Ornais, 6.2 Over The Creek, 11.5 Back On Line, 12 Beantown, 15 Old Benny, 17 Ice Tea, 20 Heres Johnny, 22 Niche Market, 27 Oulart, 29 Menchikov, 30 Leading Authority, 32 Sandhurst, 40 Sherwoods Folly, 42 Sizing Australia, 46 Rimsky, 48 In Accord, 60 Pass It On, 80 Millards Lad, 110 Dreux, 150 The King of Angels
Betfair forecast prices are expressed as decimals, for example 3.25 is equivalent to 9/4 in traditional fractional odds. These forecast prices reflect an approximate 100% book, as is typical for Betfair markets. They differ to a normal SP forecast as, unlike SPs, they do not include a bookmaker overround percentage.

b.h. Sinndar (IRE) Soeur Ti (FR) (Kaldoun (FR)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16v* Dec 2] 110,000 3-y-o: half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Princelet (by Desert Prince): dam useful 7f to 9f winner in France: 20/1, won 25-runner bumper at Fairyhouse by 11 lengths from Sigma Lifestyle, smooth headway from mid-field to lead over 1f out and quickly clear: smart prospect.
E. J. OGRADY, IRELAND Timmy Murphy Royal blue and white hoops, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars (Eamonn Duignan)

125 p
F16v 125 + W

COCKNEY TRUCKER (IRE)

6 11-5

PETER OSULLEVAN NATIONAL HUNT CHASE CHALLENGE CUP (AMATEUR RIDERS NOVICES CHASE) (Cheltenham 4m, 4m1f before 2008) 2002 129 Rith Dubh 10-11-11: 10/1 J ONeill Mr J T McNamara 2003 129 Sudden Shock 8-11-7: 25/1 J ONeill Mr D W Cullen 2004 134 Native Emperor 8-11-11: 5/1 J ONeill Mr R Widger 2005 113 Another Rum 7-11-7: 40/1 I A Duncan (Ir) Mr M J OHare 2006 123 Hot Weld 7-11-11: 33/1 F Murphy Mr R O Harding 2007 133 Butlers Cabin 7-12-0: 33/1 J ONeill Mr A Berry

26 24 22 20 22 19

b.g. Presenting Kiltiernan Easter (IRE) (Broken Hearted) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16d* Feb 22] lengthy gelding: has scope: second foal: dam unraced half-sister to winning hurdler/chaser Glacial Cygnet, stayed 3m: 11/4 favourite, won 13-runner bumper at Sandown on debut by 1/2 length from Cyborg, always well placed and finding plenty to regain lead near finish.
P. J. HOBBS Red, white chevron, hooped sleeves and cap (Mrs Karola Vann) T. J. OBrien

115
F16d 115 W

CORKAGE (IRE)

5 11-5

b.g. Second Empire (IRE) Maslam (IRE) (Robellino (USA)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16m* F17d4 F16g* Dec 2] 44,000 3-y-o: compact gelding: first foal: dam unraced half-sister to useful 2m hurdler/chaser Masalarian: useful form in bumpers: won at Hexham (conditional/amateur event, beat Dark Gentleman by 5 lengths) in October and Doncaster in December: again off bridle good way out when beating Heezazari by 1/2 length in 15-runner event for latter success, asserting final 11/2f: sold out of Mrs P. Slys stable 95,000 Cheltenham January Sales.
MISS LUCINDA V. RUSSELL Peter Buchanan Royal blue, white seams, armlets and cap (The Scarth Racing Partnership)

125
F16g 125 W F17d 119 + W F16m 116 + WA

CORSKEAGH ROYALE (IRE)

5 11-5

ch.g. Beneficial Rubys Shadow (IRE) (Supreme Leader) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F17g2 F16s* F16d* Dec 16] second foal: dam unraced: smart bumper performer: won 20runner event at Punchestown (by 14 lengths from Western Gale) in November and Grade 2 contest at Navan in December: improved again when beating Lord Over by 8 lengths in latter, forging clear inside final 1f despite again swishing tail under pressure: will stay 21/2m.
N. MEADE, IRELAND Miss N. Carberry Purple, pink diamond, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, white cap, purple star (Queen Maeve Racing Club)

138
F16d 128 + G2 F16s 131 + W F17g 104 W

12 KEKI BUKU (FR)

5 11-5

b.g. Kadalko (FR) Bigouden (What A Guest) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16d* Oct 17] 66,000 3-y-o: eleventh foal: brother to winning hurdler/chaser up to around 21/2m Goudenko and half-brother to 1m/11/2m winner Funky Man (by Kaldoun) and 2m hurdler Best of The Best (by Cadoudal): dam 1m/11/4m winner: 9/2, looked good prospect when winning 15-runner bumper at Uttoxeter on debut by 11/2 lengths from Calgary Bay, knuckling down well to lead late on.
P. J. HOBBS Richard Johnson Dark blue, light blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap (Mrs Diana L. Whateley)

112
F16d 112 W

COTTAGE OAK (IRE)

13 KINGSTON LANE (IRE)

6 11-5

5 11-5

ch.g. Flemensfirth (USA) Native Thistle (IRE) (Ovac (ITY)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16g* F16d* Nov 18] 75,000 3-y-o: fourth foal: dam unraced daughter of useful staying chaser Tarthistle, from good jumping family: created good impression (useful form) when winning bumpers at Down Royal (easily beat Border Gratitude by 7 lengths, forced wide) and Cork (beat Sanglote by 2 lengths in 8-runner event, edged left run-in).
N. MEADE, IRELAND P. Carberry Dark blue, yellow diamond and sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mrs Pat Sloan)

123 p
F16d 117 + W F16g 120 + W

b.g. Sassanian (USA) Two Roads (Boreen (FR)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16s* F16s* Dec 27] good-topped gelding: chasing type: fifth foal: dam unraced sister to fairly useful chaser up to 21/2m Third Quarter: unbeaten in 2 bumpers at Chepstow, making most/all when beating Shining Gale by 11/4 lengths, stumbling final 1f, in November and Circus of Dreams by 1/2 length, closed down only late on, month later.
CARL LLEWELLYN Noel Fehily Black and white check, yellow sleeves, black and white quartered cap (Mr Malcolm C. Denmark)

126
F16s 120 + W F16s 119 + W

COUSIN VINNY (IRE)

14 LILYWHITEDANCER (IRE)

6 11-5

5 11-5

b.g. Bob Back (USA) Trixskin (IRE) (Buckskin (FR)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16s* Feb 20] 30,000 3-y-o: medium-sized, lengthy gelding: fourth foal: brother to fairly useful 2m hurdler Hot Zone and winning 23/4m hurdler Rose Of Clare: dam unraced sister to useful 2m hurdler Hidebound and fairly useful staying chaser Turning Trix: 11/8 favourite, won steadily-run 21-runner maiden bumper at Punchestown with plenty in hand, keeping on strongly to lead close home despite looking green and beating An Innocent Man by 11/4 lengths: exciting prospect, open to significant improvement. HORSE IN FOCUS.
W. P. MULLINS, IRELAND Yellow, black braces, yellow cap (Festival Syndicate) Mr P. W. Mullins

126 P
F16s 112 + WA

b. or br.g. Kings Theatre (IRE) Relief Map (Relkino) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16g* Dec 14] 10,000 3-y-o, 40,000 4-y-o: lengthy gelding: sixth foal: dam, winning 21/4m hurdler, half-sister several winners on Flat, including smart middle-distance performers High Tension and Base Camp: 9/2, impressive debut when beating Hangover by 13 lengths in 20-runner bumper at Gowran, quickening well having travelled best to 2f out: useful prospect.
W. P. MULLINS, IRELAND D. J. Condon Emerald green, white sash, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, white diamonds (Sarsfields Racing Syndicate)

136 p
F16g 133 + WA

15 MAHONIA (IRE)

5 11-5

DRIVE ON REGARDLES (IRE)

5 11-5

ch.g. Shernazar Wayward Queen (Alflora (IRE)) [2006/7 F16m :: 2007/8 F16v6 F16s* F16v* Jan 24] 40,000 3-y-o: sturdy gelding: third foal: brother to bumper winner Mantell, and half-brother to bumper winner Montero (by Pistolet Bleu): dam halfsister to smart 21/2m chaser Wayward King: well held in maiden points: progressive form in bumpers (trained on debut by J. Mangan): won 19-runner event at Fairyhouse (convincingly) and 15-runner event at Gowran (leading over 1f out and asserting close home to beat Good Time Bob by 21/2 lengths), both in January.
W. P. MULLINS, IRELAND D. J. Casey Emerald green, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, emerald green chevrons, emerald green cap (Ten Grand Too Much Partnership)

124
F16v 115 + WA F16s 112 + W F16v 104 + W F16m 61 WA

b.g. Turtle Island (IRE) Bell Walks Run (IRE) (Commanche Run) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16s* Feb 14] fourth foal: half-brother to winning pointer by Presenting: dam unraced: runner-up in maiden Irish point in May 2007: 3/1, successful bumper debut when beating The Jazz Musician by 31/2 lengths (value extra) in 15-runner event at Chepstow, soon settling issue once leading over 31/2f out: useful prospect. HORSE IN FOCUS.
P. F. NICHOLLS Light blue and maroon stripes, light blue sleeves, hooped cap (MessrsLewis,Deal,Holder,Tincknell,Warner) Sam Thomas

130 p
F16s 124 + W

16 PINEAU DE RE (FR)

5 11-5

10 GENUINE PEARL (IRE)

6 11-5

(tongue strap)

b.g. Desert King (IRE) Pearl Kite (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA)) [2006/7 F16m5 :: 2007/8 F17s* F16v* Aug 20] robust gelding: type to make a jumper: half-brother to several winners, notably St Leger and Coronation Cup second Highest (by Selkirk) and very smart 7f to 11/4m winner Nayyir (by Indian Ridge): dam, 2-y-o 1m winner who stayed 13/4m, not one to trust: fairly useful form in bumpers: won 17-runner event at Cork (by 41/2 lengths from Oola Lad) and 9-runner event at Roscommon (beat Clonsilla Affairs by 9 lengths), both in August: has left M. Flynn: tongue tied.
T. M. WALSH, IRELAND B. J. Geraghty Maroon and yellow check, striped sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots (Mr Seamus Ross)

120
F16v 120 W F17s 118 + WA F16m 112 WA

b.g. Maresca Sorrento (FR) Elfe du Perche (FR) (Abdonski (FR)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16s2 F16d6 F16d* Feb 23] rather leggy gelding: third foal: dam unraced: best effort in bumpers when winning 13-runner event at Fairyhouse by 21 lengths from Fosters Cross, dictating and never in any danger: had raced freely under restraint previous start.
PHILIP FENTON, IRELAND Mr Barry Connell Yellow, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star (Mr Barry Connell)

129 ?
F16d 129 ? WA F16d 116 + W F16s 102 WA

17 PRINCE GEENO (IRE)

5 11-5

11 GOLD AWARD

5 11-5

b.g. Daylami (IRE) Trying For Gold (USA) (Northern Baby (CAN)) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16s* F16g* Feb 16] good sort: brother to 11/4m winner Day of Reckoning and half-brother to at least 3 useful winners, including smart 1m (at 2 yrs) to 13f winner Phantom Gold (by Machiavellian), now dam of Oaks runner-up Flight of Fancy: dam, 11/2m winner, out of Ribblesdale winner Expansive: unraced on Flat for Sir Michael Stoute: has created good impression when winning 9-runner bumpers at Fakenham (by 9 lengths from Smoke And Mirrors) in January and Ascot (showed good turn of foot to beat Conflictofinterest 2 lengths) in February: smart prospect. HORSE IN FOCUS.
N. J. HENDERSON Mick Fitzgerald Purple, gold braid, scarlet sleeves, black velvet cap, gold fringe (The Queen)

137
F16g 129 + W F16s 128 + W

ch.g. Accordion Lady Geeno (IRE) (Cheval) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16s* Jan 6] 40,000 3-y-o: lengthy, unfurnished ex-Irish gelding: half-brother to winning 2m hurdler I. D. Technology (by Commanche Run): second foal: dam unraced sister to smart hurdler/useful chaser Toureen Prince, stayed 3m: 11/8, created good impression when winning 17-runner bumper at Naas on debut by 3/4 length from Come To The Party, good headway to lead 2f out and tiring close home after forging clear 1f out: has left W. P. Mullins: useful prospect.
D. E. PIPE Tom Scudamore White, royal blue sash, white sleeves, red armlets, red cap (The Arthur White Partnership)

116 p
F16s 116 + W

18 ROCKITEER (IRE)

5 11-5

b.g. Rudimentary (USA) Party Woman (IRE) (Sexton Blake) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F17s3 Jan 29] sixth foal: half-brother to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser Miss Mitch (by Kings Theatre), stays 21f: dam, fairly useful hurdler, stayed 21/2m: 16/1, promising 3/4-length third of 14 to Divali Princess in maiden bumper at Taunton on debut, travelling comfortably long way.
H. D. DALY Andrew Tinkler Purple, white cross belts, mauve sleeves, white cap (Michael OFlynn & John Nesbitt)

112 +
F17s 111 + N

24 QUARTETTO (GER)

4 10-11

ch.g. Tertullian (USA) Queens Diamond (GER) (Konigsstuhl (GER)) [2007/8 F16v3 F16v* Feb 6] lengthy, good-topped gelding: half-brother to useful bumper winner Quartano (by Platini) and useful 21/2m hurdler Quirino (by Lagunas): dam German maiden: patiently-ridden third in bumper at Leopardstown: won 19-runner similar event at Down Royal following month by 6 lengths from Captain Conflict, disputing lead over 3f out and soon on top, seeming to idle: likely to progress further.
MERVYN TORRENS, IRELAND Red, grey stars, grey star on cap (Ms A. Torrens) N. P. Madden

122 p
F16v 120 + WA F16v 113 + W

19 SHOREACRES (IRE)

5 11-5

b.g. Turtle Island (IRE) Call Me Dara (IRE) (Arapahos (FR)) [2006/7 F12g :: 2007/8 F18g* F16m3 F16v3 Jan 12] 40,000 3-y-o: angular gelding: first foal: dam, fairly useful chaser, stayed 3m: useful form in bumpers, won 6-runner maiden at Plumpton in November by 6 lengths from Winsley Hill: good placed efforts in better company both starts since, every chance until no extra 11/2f out when 111/2 lengths third of 12 to Voice of Reason in listed event at Warwick on latest: will stay 21/2m over hurdles.
B. G. POWELL Beige, beige and black check sleeves, black cap (Mr David Nash) C. ODwyer (cheekpieces)

126
F16v F16m F18g F12g 123 + L 124 G2 124 N 105 W

betfair forecast

prices 5.3 Zaarito, 5.9 Apt Approach, 11.5 Big Eared Fran, 12 Cousin Vinny, 13.5 Corskeagh Royale, 13.5 Lilywhitedancer, 22 Gold Award, 26 Keki Buku, 27 Cottage Oak, 29 Cockleshell Road, 30 Drive On Regardles, 32 Mahonia, 36 Prince Geeno, 42 Genuine Pearl, 65 Kingston Lane, 75 Pineau de Re, 110 Timisvar, 120 Quartetto, 150 Cockney Trucker, 170 Lord Generous, 220 Youngstown, 250 Corkage, 250 Shoreacres, 500 Rockiteer
Betfair forecast prices are expressed as decimals, for example 3.25 is equivalent to 9/4 in traditional fractional odds. These forecast prices reflect an approximate 100% book, as is typical for Betfair markets. They differ to a normal SP forecast as, unlike SPs, they do not include a bookmaker overround percentage.

20 TIMISVAR (IRE)

6 11-5

gr.h. Sinndar (IRE) Timarida (IRE) (Kalaglow) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16m F16d3 F16g* Sep 1] 40,000 3-y-o: sturdy gelding: third living foal: half-brother to useful Flat performers up to 11/2m Timawari (by Sadlers Wells) and Timarwa (by Daylami): dam high-class mare around 11/4m, successful in 5 countries: progressive form in bumpers, best effort (fairly useful form) when winning 16-runner event at Down Royal last time by 9 lengths from Rathdrinagh Lady, making all and kept up to work: first-time cheekpieces today.
JAMES LEAVY, IRELAND Miss Pauline Ryan White, black and orange striped sleeves and cap (Mrs A. M. Donnelly)

116
F16g 113 + WA F16d 111 W F16m 110 + WA

21 YOUNGSTOWN (IRE)

5 11-5

b.g. Luso Blue Approach (IRE) (Balinger) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16s2 F16s3 F17s* Feb 8] 18,000 3-y-o: lengthy gelding: fifth foal: dam unraced half-sister to smart hurdler/useful chaser Adamant Approach: fairly useful form in bumpers, winning 9runner event at Bangor last time by 11/2 lengths from Play On Words, dictating and outbattling runner-up.
D. MCCAIN JNR Red, yellow braces, white sleeves and cap (Jon Glews & Peter Knight) Jason Maguire

114
F17s 114 W F16s 107 + NA F16s 114 W

WEATHERBYS CHAMPION BUMPER (STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT) (Gr 1) (Cheltenham 2m12f) 2002 123 Pizarro 5-11-6: 14/1 E J OGrady (Ir) J P Spencer 2003 119 Liberman 5-11-6: 2/1 M C Pipe A P McCoy 2004 118 Total Enjoyment 5-10-2: 7/1 T Cooper (Ir) J Culloty 2005 123 Missed That 6-11-5: 7/2 W P Mullins (Ir) R Walsh 2006 121 Hairy Molly 6-11-5: 33/1 J Crowley (Ir) P Carberry 2007 122 Cork All Star 5-11-5: 11/2 Mrs J Harrington (Ire) B J Geraghty

23 25 24 24 23 24

22 ZAARITO (IRE)

6 11-5

b.g. Tiraaz (USA) Coppenagh Girl (Kambalda) [2006/7 NR :: 2007/8 F16g* F16g* F16s* Feb 9] 14,000 4-y-o: medium-sized, lengthy, rather unfurnished gelding: seventh foal: dam winning jumper around 2m, from family of very smart staying chaser Young Kenny: smart form in bumpers: successful all 3 starts, namely at Kilbeggan in June, Tipperary (beat Giant Eagle by 11/2 lengths in 18-runner event, leading final 1f) in October and Naas in February: most impressive when beating Our Matti by 8 lengths in 13-runner contest at last-named, smooth headway from 5f out and showing good turn of foot to assert final 1f: probably hasnt finished progressing. HORSE IN FOCUS.
COLM A. MURPHY, IRELAND Yellow, red chevron, red armlets, red star on cap (Victoria Syndicate) D. N. Russell

137 p
F16s 134 + W F16g 119 + W F16g 111 + WA

23 LORD GENEROUS

4 10-11

ch.g. Generous (IRE) Lady Rebecca (Rolfe (USA)) [2007/8 F14g4 F14g2 F12d* Jan 1] useful-looking gelding: third foal: dam top-class hurdler who stayed 3m: progressive form in bumpers: won 15-runner listed 4-y-o event at Cheltenham in January by 1/2 length from Yonder, kept handy and running on strongly after leading over 1f out.
MISS H. LEWIS Liam Treadwell Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap (Walters Plant Hire Ltd)

126
F12d 126 L F14g 109 W F14g 106 + W