CHELTENHAM
17 April 2019
Wednesday 17th April

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Cheltenham Tips

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Beverley Tips

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Dundalk (AW) Tips

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Happy Valley Tips

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Yellow underlined races have a myracing selection

Weatherite Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 3m 2f
  • Going: Good
Cheltenham
Runners
9

Type

Surface
Turf

Stalls

Weather
Mostly cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Silk colours for Rocky's Treasure
BF
Rocky's Treasure
J: David Bass
T: Kim Bailey
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Going Specialist - 6 wins from 10 starts on this ground (60%)
Has some very smart form, including a Grade 2 victory at Doncaster in December. Not as good in recent starts, however, and was very disappointing when dropping back into handicaps at Doncaster last time. Something to prove at present.
Had a good season over fences and better than he showed on handicap debut latest.
112135
Age: 8
Weight: 11-12
OR: 147
Days: 46
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 26f Gd 2HcCh 11-12 5/7 Chidswell (31L) 2/1F 149 137
12 Jan 19 War Warwick 24f Gd NvChL 11-5 3/4 Ok Corral (14L) 6/5F 149 150
15 Dec 18 Don Doncaster 24f Gd NvChG2 11-1 1/4 Theclockisticking (17L) 11/8F 147 155
1 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 23.5f Sft NvChG2 11-2 2/7 Santini (4L) 17/2 144 152
2 Nov 18 Wet Wetherby 24f Gd 4NvCh 12-2 1/5 Poetic Rhythm (24L) 6/4 138 148
19 Oct 18 Fak Fakenham 24f Gd 3NvCh 11-8 1/3 Comanche Chieftain (18L) EvensF - 142
2
Silk colours for Dingo Dollar
D
Dingo Dollar p
J: Wayne Hutchinson
T: Alan King
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Finished third in the Ladbrokes Trophy earlier in the season, finishing second and ahead of Rocky's Treasure in the Grimthorpe on his latest outing. He's now a pound lower and pitched into an easier contest, so he's one to consider.
Failed to fire two runs ago but very solid in defeat either side of that; every chance.
2-4362
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
OR: 147
Days: 46
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 26f Gd 2HcCh 11-11 p 2/7 Chidswell (9L) 3/1 148 151
26 Jan 19 Don Doncaster 24f Gd HcChL 11-7 p 6/11 Go Conquer (24L) 3/1F 148 140
1 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 26f Sft HcChG3 11-3 p 3/12 Sizing Tennessee (17L) 10/1 148 150
8 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 24f GS 2HcH 11-12 4/14 Jersey Bean (10½L) 8/1 143 141
21 Apr 18 Ayr Ayr 24f Gd 2NvHcCh 11-12 p 2/16 Crosshue Boy (1L) 13/2 143 155
8 Feb 18 Don Doncaster 24f GS 4NvCh 11-6 p1 1/3 Baden (3L) 8/11F 143 145
3
Silk colours for Cobra De Mai
Cobra De Mai tp
J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 12 wins from 38 in the last 14 days (32%)
Not the easiest horse to predict, well beaten either side of his victory at Leicester in March. His latest run at Newbury was particularly disappointing and although the ground is in his favour, stepping up to this trip raises big stamina doubts.
Good strike-rate over fences but all his form is at shorter and was poor last time.
14P715
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 142
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Mar 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS 2HcCh 11-11 tp 5/5 Gala Ball (59L) 7/1 143 97
8 Mar 19 Lei Leicester 20f Gd 3HcCh 11-12 tp 1/4 Got Away (1L) 11/10F 139 148
22 Feb 19 War Warwick 20f Gd 2HcCh 11-0 t 7/8 Drumlee Sunset (10½L) 15/2 141 141
15 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd HcChG3 10-5 tp PU/12 Frodon () 20/1 143 -
23 Nov 18 Asc Ascot 21f Gd 2HcCh 11-0 tp 4/10 Mr Medic (14½L) 13/2 143 141
1 Nov 18 Str Stratford 19.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-12 tp 1/8 Activial (nk) 4/1 138 148
4
Silk colours for Allelu Alleluia
w2
Allelu Alleluia b
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr 3
T: Jonjo O'Neill
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
Lightly raced over fences, winning easily in a lower grade at Worcester in October. Bounced back to form when finishing a close second at Ludlow earlier this month when dropped to 2m 4f. Only up a pound and couldn't be discounted for a place back up in trip.
Good second over 2m4f last time and gives the impression he'll benefit from 3m+.
333192
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
OR: 138
Days: 27
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Mar 19 Lud Ludlow 20f Gd 3NvHcCh 12-3 2/6 Midnight Chill (2¼L) 16/1 137 143
10 Nov 18 Wcn Wincanton 25f Gd HcChL 11-5 b 9/16 Present Man (40L) 16/1 137 115
24 Oct 18 Wor Worcester 23f Gd 3NvHcCh 11-1 b1 1/6 Classic Ben (10L) 15/2 127 138
17 Sep 18 Wor Worcester 23f Gd 3HcH 11-9 3/6 Rolling Maul (20L) 5/1 121 122
18 Aug 18 Mar Market Rasen 23f Gd 4HcH 11-10 3/7 Perfect Man (17L) 4/1 122 119
8 Jul 18 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-5 3/7 Whoshotwho (4¾L) 9/1 128 133
5
Silk colours for Dawson City
D
Dawson City
J: Tom Bellamy
T: Polly Gundry
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Has posted all his best form in softer conditions, with stamina his strong suit. He ploughed clear to score over 3m 6f at Exeter in February and wasn't disgraced in the Midlands National when last seen. On a tough mark at present and others have stronger claims.
Needs extreme distances these days and others should be better handicapped.
-F5715
Age: 10
Weight: 11-3
OR: 138
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 19 Utt Uttoxeter 34f Hy HcChL 10-11 5/19 Potters Corner (20L) 12/1 139 130
22 Feb 19 Exe Exeter 30.5f GS 3HcCh 11-10 1/15 Dancing Shadow (6L) 6/1 131 145
27 Dec 18 Chp Chepstow 29.5f Sft HcChG3 10-4 7/20 Elegant Escape (28L) 16/1 133 117
9 Dec 18 Kel Kelso 32.5f GS 3HcCh 11-5 5/16 Harry The Viking (10L) 20/1 133 135
24 Nov 18 Hay Haydock 28.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-10 F/8 Red Infantry () 18/1 133 -
28 Apr 18 San Sandown 29f GS HcChG3 10-1 6/20 Step Back (33L) 14/1 136 125
6
Silk colours for Perfect Candidate
CD
C
D
Perfect Candidate p
J: Paddy Brennan
T: Fergal O'Brien
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Front-running twelve-year-old who proved he still had plenty of ability when finishing third over course and distance two starts ago off six pounds higher. Lost all chance at the start at the Festival when last seen and this is easier; leading claims from the front.
Placed over C&D on New Year's Day and there were excuses when pulled up here last month.
-0P63P
Age: 12
Weight: 11-2
OR: 137
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 26f GS 2HcCh 11-8 p PU/23 Any Second Now () 25/1 140 -
1 Jan 19 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS 2HcCh 11-12 p 3/9 Beware The Bear (13L) 16/1 143 145
9 Dec 18 Kel Kelso 22.5f GS 2HcCh 11-5 p 6/8 Cultram Abbey (29L) 11/1 147 129
17 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 27.5f Gd HcChG3 11-2 PU/15 Rock The Kasbah () 20/1 150 -
27 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 25f Gd 2HcCh 11-7 11/16 Relentless Dreamer (30L) 33/1 152 133
14 Apr 18 Ain Aintree 34.5f Hy HcChG3 11-3 F/38 Tiger Roll () 50/1 154 -
7
Silk colours for Henryville
C
Henryville
J: Sean Bowen
T: Peter Bowen
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (0%)
Enigmatic eleven-year-old who is very difficult to predict, pulling up or tailing off on four of his five outings this season. He's got the ability to land a blow off this mark, but he's impossible to trust and you're taking a leap of faith to back him.
Tailed off in the Topham last time and his best days are behind him.
69PU20
Age: 11
Weight: 10-13
OR: 134
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 21f Sft HcChG3 10-0 17/27 Cadmium (64L) 33/1 136 86
15 Mar 19 Fak Fakenham 24f GS 3HcCh 11-11 2/5 Sideways (¾L) 20/1 134 141
27 Feb 19 Wcn Wincanton 20f Gd 3HcCh 11-11 t UR/8 Overland Flyer () 33/1 134 -
6 Feb 19 Lud Ludlow 20f GS 3HcCh 12-1 ht PU/9 Gortroe Joe () 12/1 137 -
27 Dec 18 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Sft 2HcH 11-12 t 9/10 Virginia Chick (80L) 40/1 140 64
15 Jun 18 Nab Newton Abbot 21f Gd 2HcCh 11-7 ht 6/8 Bagad Bihoue (24L) 7/1 143 135
8
Silk colours for Somewhere To Be
Somewhere To Be p
J: Leighton Aspell
T: Martin Keighley
Inconsistent seven-year-old who fell on his latest outing at Leicester when six lengths clear. He's gone up six pounds for that and he steps into a much tougher race, with his stamina beyond 2m 4f still unproven.
Unlucky not to win at Leicester at Christmas and not seen since; stamina unproven.
1P-2PF
Age: 7
Weight: 10-9
OR: 130
Days: 110
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 18 Lei Leicester 20f GF 3HcCh 11-7 v F/8 Copper West () 15/2 125 138
27 Nov 18 Lin Lingfield 23.5f GS 3HcCh 11-10 p PU/8 Diplomate Sivola () 9/1 127 -
12 Sep 18 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Gd 4HcCh 11-11 p 2/7 Soupy Soups (1½L) 6/1 119 131
23 Mar 18 Nby Newbury 23.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 10-11 v1 PU/6 Joe Farrell () 11/2 120 -
24 Jan 18 Cat Catterick 19f Hy 3NvHcCh 11-0 b1 1/3 Bentelimar (3½L) 9/4 115 130
21 Dec 17 Tow Towcester 21.5f GS 4NvHcCh 11-3 p 6/14 Miss Tongabezi (20L) 11/2J 115 105
9
Silk colours for Marquis Of Carabas
Marquis Of Carabas
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: David Dennis
Winless since June 2017, with his only real effort of note in recent starts being a short-head second at Ffos Las in July off two pounds lower. Absent since two below-par runs to end the summer and he remains opposable at present.
He's not handicapped out of it on his best form and Twiston-Davies rides after a break.
472496
Age: 9
Weight: 10-7
OR: 128
Days: 204
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Sep 18 War Warwick 25.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-3 6/10 Laurium (19½L) 10/1 130 119
29 Aug 18 Wor Worcester 23f GS 3HcCh 11-0 9/11 Shantou Village (36L) 25/1 132 108
3 Aug 18 Ban Bangor-on-Dee 24f Gd 3HcCh 11-4 4/11 Premier King (12L) 12/1 132 136
13 Jul 18 Ffo Ffos Las 24f GF 3HcCh 11-9 p 2/10 Lotus Pond (shd) 22/1 126 140
22 Jun 18 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f GF 3HcCh 11-5 p1 7/9 Sumkindofking (24L) 10/1 127 118
25 May 18 Wor Worcester 20f Sft 3HcCh 11-7 4/8 Lord Ballim (1L) 9/2 127 131
Verdict

Dingo Dollar should take some beating but, with potential as a staying chaser, SOMEWHERE TO BE rates an interesting alternative.

Verdict silk image
Somewhere To Be

Betting Forecast:

7/4 Dingo Dollar,

4/1 Rocky's Treasure,

5/1 Allelu Alleluia,

7/1 Somewhere To Be,

10/1 Cobra De Mai,

Perfect Candidate,

12/1 Dawson City,

20/1 Henryville,

Marquis Of Carabas

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