CHELTENHAM
17 April 2019
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Kingston Stud Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m 4f 56y
  • Going: Good
Cheltenham
Runners
15

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Stalls

Weather
Mostly cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Silk colours for Unison
Unison
J: Matt Griffiths
T: Jeremy Scott
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 3 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (30%)
Nine-year-old who broke a losing sequence when scoring readily at Taunton two starts ago, not disgraced in Grade 2 company at Wincanton in February. Back in handicaps off a mark he's struggled off in the past, but the form of the yard is very positive for his each-way chances.
Can live with current mark but not sure this place will play to his strengths.
53P214
Age: 9
Weight: 11-12
OR: 146
Days: 60
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Feb 19 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f Gd HG2 11-2 4/5 Grand Sancy (4¾L) 9/1 146 146
19 Jan 19 Tau Taunton 19f GS 2HcH 11-7 1/9 Air Horse One (5L) 11/4F 143 151
27 Dec 18 Kem Kempton 16f GS 3HcH 12-1 2/12 Eddiemaurice (3L) 16/1 142 146
15 Dec 18 Her Hereford 19.5f Sft 2HcH 11-7 PU/12 Coeur Blimey () 14/1 143 -
13 Nov 18 Hun Huntingdon 16f Gd 2HcH 11-12 3/6 Mystic Sky (3¼L) 5/1 143 140
21 Oct 18 Kem Kempton 16f Gd HL 11-0 5/6 Verdana Blue (17½L) 25/1 145 138
2
Silk colours for Jenkins
D
Jenkins b
J: David Bass
T: Nicky Henderson
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Lost his way over hurdles to end last season, with his short-lived stint over fences this term going the same way. He's back over hurdles off just two pounds higher than his last winning mark, but he does have something to prove in terms of form.
Has the blinkers back on but it's been a mixed bag over fences this season.
0-1432
Age: 7
Weight: 11-11
OR: 145
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Mar 19 Wcn Wincanton 20f Gd 4NvCh 11-4 p 2/5 Secret Investor (20L) 5/4 145 139
15 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd 2NvCh 11-5 p 3/5 Drovers Lane (1¾L) 3/1 145 147
16 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd 2NvCh 11-7 4/7 Count Meribel (1L) 11/1 - 146
8 Oct 18 Str Stratford 19.5f Gd 4Ch 11-4 1/2 Sussex Road (4½L) 1/25F - 94
13 Apr 18 Ain Aintree 20f Sft HcHG3 11-9 p1 14/19 Jester Jet (40L) 20/1 150 113
16 Mar 18 Chl Cheltenham 17f Sft HcHG3 11-6 b PU/24 Mohaayed () 33/1 151 -
3
Silk colours for I'm A Game Changer
D
I'm A Game Changer
J: Richard Johnson
T: Philip Hobbs
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Back to winning ways over hurdles when holding on by a nose at Newbury in December, raised five pounds for that effort. Career-high mark to overcome, but he's still unexposed at the distance and could easily improve again.
Raised 5lb for his Newbury win in December but that form looks okay for the grade.
-22261
Age: 7
Weight: 11-9
OR: 143
Days: 109
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 20.5f GS 2HcH 11-6 1/8 Knight In Dubai (nse) 13/2 138 142
8 Dec 18 San Sandown 16f Hy HcHL 11-9 6/10 Man Of Plenty (38L) 8/1 139 109
14 Nov 18 Exe Exeter 19f Gd 3Ch 11-2 2/6 The Russian Doyen (5L) 6/4 - 125
14 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 16f GS 2HcH 11-11 2/5 Ballymoy (2L) 3/1 138 141
12 May 18 War Warwick 19f Gd 3HcH 11-12 2/9 Cultivator (shd) 4/1 138 142
21 Apr 18 Ayr Ayr 16f Gd HcHG2 10-8 9/16 Midnight Shadow (7¾L) 10/1 138 137
4
Silk colours for Le Patriote
D
Le Patriote p
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Dr Richard Newland
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
French recruit who has won twice since joining these connections, latterly at Ayr when landing the Scottish Champion Hurdle Trial in November. Arrives here fresh, but he's now seven pounds higher and he's not the most consistent of horses.
Not a strong race he won at Ayr in November; more on his plate off 7lb higher here.
41P-81
Age: 7
Weight: 11-8
OR: 142
Days: 165
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Nov 18 Ayr Ayr 16f Gd 2HcH 11-0 p 1/7 Chti Balko (2L) 5/4F 135 140
13 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Gd HcHG3 11-3 p 8/18 Garo De Juilley (4½L) 15/2 135 134
10 Mar 18 San Sandown 16f Sft HcHG3 10-9 p PU/17 Mr Antolini () 7/1 135 -
17 Feb 18 Asc Ascot 19.5f Sft 2HcH 10-4 p1 1/9 Friday Night Light (1L) 4/1 127 135
27 Jan 18 Chl Cheltenham 17f Hy 2HcH 11-0 4/11 Remiluc (7¾L) 2/1F 127 123
13 Jan 18 Kem Kempton 21f Sft HcHL 10-8 7/16 William Henry (9¾L) 10/1 127 126
5
Silk colours for Fidux
Fidux
J: Wayne Hutchinson
T: Alan King
Experienced campaigner who readily landed at Listed handicap at Ascot in November, well beaten in two subsequent assignments. Stepping up to this trip raises stamina question marks over this course and distance; others better handicapped.
Entitled to do better at Taunton last time and no great margin for error off current mark.
341100
Age: 6
Weight: 11-8
OR: 142
Days: 57
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Feb 19 Tau Taunton 16.5f Gd 2HcH 11-12 10/14 Capitaine (28L) 16/1 143 126
22 Dec 18 Asc Ascot 15.5f Sft HcHG3 11-10 10/21 Mohaayed (17L) 20/1 145 137
3 Nov 18 Asc Ascot 15.5f Gd HcHL 11-2 1/9 Global Citizen (8L) 9/1 135 143
10 Oct 18 Sth Southwell 15.5f Gd 3HcH 11-12 1/6 Forecast (4½L) 6/4F 130 134
4 Jun 18 Nab Newton Abbot 18.5f Gd 2HcH 10-12 4/12 Champagne City (18L) 7/2F 131 120
12 May 18 War Warwick 19f Gd 3HcH 11-5 3/9 Cultivator (1¼L) 11/4F 131 133
6
Silk colours for Rather Be
D
Rather Be t 1
J: Jeremiah McGrath
T: Nicky Henderson
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Went backwards over fences this term, though his early season form was impressive. He placed in a Listed handicap over the larger obstacles, back over hurdles off a dangerous mark on past form. He won a Grade 3 handicap off four pounds lower in 2017; tough to beat.
Frustrating over fences this season but could be a factor back hurdling off this mark.
12-B59
Age: 8
Weight: 11-6
OR: 140
Days: 53
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Feb 19 Kem Kempton 24f Gd HcChG3 11-6 9/10 Walt (26L) 13/2 148 134
15 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd HcChG3 10-11 5/12 Frodon (22L) 7/2F 149 139
17 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 11-0 BD/18 Baron Alco () 7/1 149 -
13 Mar 18 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft NvHcChL 11-8 2/19 Mister Whitaker (hd) 12/1 143 153
16 Feb 18 Fak Fakenham 16.5f Sft 3NvCh 11-3 1/5 Positively Dylan (17L) 2/7F 143 122
7 Jan 18 Plu Plumpton 17f Hy 3NvCh 11-5 UR/3 San Pedro De Senam () 1/7F 143 -
7
Silk colours for Espoir De Teillee
D
Espoir De Teillee
J: Jonathan Burke
T: Tom George
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Bumper winner who made a successful switch to hurdling with an impressive success at Catterick in November 2017. First start since when finishing a very promising third at Exeter three weeks ago. Only two pounds higher and should come on plenty for the run; leading claims.
Back from a very long absence to finish third on handicap/stable debut at Exeter.
61/1-3
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
OR: 137
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Mar 19 Exe Exeter 18.5f GS 3HcH 11-12 3/11 Trans Express (1L) 7/1 135 136
24 Nov 17 Cat Catterick 19.5f GS 4NvH 10-12 1/8 Jack Devine (16L) 4/6F - 130
9 Apr 17 Ffo Ffos Las 16f Gd 6NHF 11-2 1/11 Hear No Evil (¾L) 10/1 - 122
6 Jan 17 Wet Wetherby 16f GS 5NHF 11-5 6/10 Uncle Alastair (29L) 8/11F - 88
7 May 16 Alc Athlacca 24f Gd 4yMdPTP 11-5 F/11 Secret Investor () 5/2F - 93
8
Silk colours for Golden Birthday
D
Golden Birthday t
J: Sean Bowen
T: Harry Fry
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
WIthout a win over hurdles since September 2017, not showing much in three hurdling starts over the winter. He's now dropped to a dangerous mark on past form, but this grade is more than likely to cause him problems.
Not in great form when last seen but might be better for a break; fairly handicapped.
11P009
Age: 8
Weight: 11-0
OR: 134
Days: 137
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 20.5f Sft 2HcH 11-2 t 9/15 Champ (38L) 40/1 138 110
26 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd 3HcH 12-1 t 18/20 First Assignment (33L) 40/1 141 116
13 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Gd HcHG3 11-9 t 17/18 Garo De Juilley (90L) 33/1 144 66
23 Sep 18 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Gd 3HcCh 11-8 t PU/13 Javert () 13/2 139 -
8 Sep 18 Str Stratford 19.5f Gd 4NvCh 11-9 t 1/2 Cotton Jenny (4½L) 1/7F 139 139
23 Aug 18 Str Stratford 22.5f Gd 4NvCh 10-12 t 1/3 El Terremoto (16L) 10/11F 139 135
9
Silk colours for Gowiththeflow
D
w1
Gowiththeflow
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Ben Pauling
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (4%)
Made a very promising start to his career, including a midfield finish in the Ballymore at Cheltenham in March 2018. Not at his best in two chasing starts this term, back over hurdles now. Still retains his potential and ground conditions are ideal; can be recommended.
No chase form this season but his former hurdling exploits read well; had wind surgery.
218-23
Age: 6
Weight: 10-12
OR: 132
Days: 85
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Jan 19 Lei Leicester 22.5f GF 3NvHcCh 11-6 3/5 Another Stowaway (23L) 5/2 135 130
14 Dec 18 Don Doncaster 19f Gd 4NvCh 11-0 2/3 Barton Knoll (46L) 4/5F 135 114
14 Mar 18 Chl Cheltenham 21f Sft NvHG1 11-7 8/14 Samcro (24L) 40/1 137 134
8 Feb 18 Don Doncaster 21f GS 4NvH 10-12 1/7 Paisley Park (1¼L) 7/4 129 128
20 Dec 17 Nby Newbury 20.5f Sft 4NvH 10-12 2/10 Mr Whipped (3L) 9/4 - 129
8 Nov 17 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Sft 5MdH 11-0 2/16 Chooseyourweapon (hd) 6/1 - 129
10
Silk colours for No Hassle Hoff
w1
No Hassle Hoff
J: Daryl Jacob
T: Dan Skelton
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Returns to hurdling after a disappointing period over fences this winter. He's dropped two pounds below his last winning mark and he handles better ground, so today's surface is no concern. If bouncing back to form over timber, he needs considering.
Potentially on a decent mark now back hurdling and he's undergone wind surgery.
0-42U9
Age: 7
Weight: 10-12
OR: 132
Days: 74
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Feb 19 San Sandown 24f Sft 2HcCh 11-2 9/16 Classic Ben (31L) 12/1 136 118
26 Dec 18 Kem Kempton 24f GS NvChG1 11-7 UR/7 La Bague Au Roi () 50/1 136 -
29 Nov 18 Ayr Ayr 21.5f Hy 4NvCh 11-1 2/5 Red Indian (15L) 7/4F 136 136
11 Nov 18 San Sandown 20f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-12 4/10 Springtown Lake (5L) 5/1 136 139
14 Apr 18 Ain Aintree 24.5f Sft HcHG3 11-2 11/20 Mr Big Shot (24L) 12/1 138 125
16 Mar 18 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2HcH 11-3 14/23 Blow By Blow (26L) 33/1 140 122
11
Silk colours for Mac Tottie
D
Mac Tottie ht
J: James Bowen
T: Peter Bowen
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (0%)
Has won four of his seven hurdling starts, arriving here chasing a four-timer after landing a three-runner novices race last time. Makes his hurdling debut as a horse who is clearly thriving, but this tough test looks likely to catch him out.
Prolific in minor events but has to prove his worth off this mark now handicapping.
213111
Age: 6
Weight: 10-12
OR: 132
Days: 194
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Oct 18 Hex Hexham 23.5f Gd 4NvH 12-2 t 1/3 Mead Vale (2¾L) 1/3F 132 120
27 Aug 18 Crt Cartmel 22f Sft 4NvH 11-12 ht 1/7 Sheriff Garrett (12L) 15/8 121 134
21 Jul 18 Crt Cartmel 22f Gd 4NvH 11-4 ht 1/5 Ofcourseiwill (½L) 7/2 120 120
23 Jun 18 Per Perth 20f Gd 4NvH 11-5 ht 3/10 Court Dreaming (4L) 11/8F 120 117
11 Jun 18 Wor Worcester 20f Gd 5NvMdH 11-4 ht1 1/11 Dory (9L) 9/4 - 116
20 May 18 Mar Market Rasen 16.5f Gd 4NvH 10-12 2/7 L'Inganno Felice (26L) 4/1 - 105
12
Silk colours for Honest Vic
Honest Vic b 1
J: Richard Patrick 3
T: Henry Daly
Beaten just a head off four pounds lower at Ascot two starts ago, running out at Kempton on his latest outing when still holding every chance. Yard is going extremely well and this mark remains feasible; each-way claims.
Blinkers now tried after running out late on at Kempton when holding every chance.
64252O
Age: 6
Weight: 10-6
OR: 126
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 19 Kem Kempton 21f GS 2HcH 11-3 v RO/10 Wicked Willy () 11/2 126 127
16 Feb 19 Asc Ascot 19.5f GS 2HcH 9-11 v1 2/10 Brio Conti (hd) 16/1 122 130
17 Jan 19 Wcn Wincanton 21.5f Gd 3HcH 11-9 5/12 Myplaceatmidnight (15L) 11/4F 122 115
19 Dec 18 Lud Ludlow 21.5f Sft 4HcH 11-5 2/10 Burrows Park (4L) 9/4F 120 126
14 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 16f GS 2HcH 10-9 4/5 Ballymoy (16L) 4/1 122 112
20 May 18 Mar Market Rasen 20.5f Gd 3HcH 11-7 6/13 Midnight Maestro (11L) 6/1 123 120
13
Silk colours for Lungarno Palace
Lungarno Palace
J: Alain Cawley
T: Fergal O'Brien
Placed on two occasions at this venue earlier in the season, though those efforts came over 2m 5f. Not at his best since those two efforts, however, and his latest defeat at Sandown was very disappointing. Others look plenty stronger.
If forgiven last time he had been threatening to win something like this; interesting.
214350
Age: 8
Weight: 10-6
OR: 126
Days: 74
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Feb 19 San Sandown 23.5f Sft HcHG3 10-1 tp1 13/16 Lord Napier (46L) 25/1 127 94
12 Jan 19 War Warwick 25f Gd 2HcH 10-2 5/10 Keeper Hill (6L) 5/1 128 128
17 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd 2HcH 11-2 3/14 Speedo Boy (3¼L) 16/1 127 128
26 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd 3HcH 11-1 4/20 First Assignment (5L) 33/1 127 128
8 Oct 18 Str Stratford 16.5f Gd 3NvH 11-4 1/5 Finley's Eyes (nk) 4/9F 127 107
29 May 18 Lin Lingfield (AW) 16f St 6Hc 9-8 5/13 The Way You Dance (2¾L) 7/1 66 69
14
Silk colours for Duarigle
D
Duarigle
J: Paddy Brennan
T: Paul Henderson
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Made a winning handicap debut at Sandown in February, placing off a pound lower at Newbury two starts ago. Nowhere near as good at Uttoxeter when last seen, but softer ground could be to blame. Others have far more interesting profiles, however.
Consistent profile handicapping until getting stuck in the heavy at Uttoxeter.
755130
Age: 7
Weight: 10-5
OR: 125
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 19 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Hy 2HcH 10-6 10/18 Poker Play (34L) 12/1 125 103
2 Mar 19 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS 3HcH 10-10 3/11 Crooks Peak (2½L) 12/1 124 129
2 Feb 19 San Sandown 20f Sft 3NvHcH 11-4 1/9 She Mite Bite (4½L) 7/1 115 127
4 Jan 19 Lin Lingfield 23f Sft 4NvH 10-12 5/15 Geordie B (23L) 12/1 - 111
30 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 20.5f Sft 3NvH 10-12 5/12 Kateson (19L) 100/1 - 109
11 Nov 18 San Sandown 16f Hy 4MdH 11-0 7/14 Eldorado Allen (25L) 100/1 - 104
15
Silk colours for Back On The Lash
Back On The Lash
J: Aidan Coleman
T: Martin Keighley
Made it second-time lucky over hurdles when scoring over two miles at Ludlow in January, not disgraced when upped to 2m 7f at Market Rasen. Stayed on well so dropping to this trip isn't sure to suit, though a stiffer finish should be appreciated.
Bumper/novice winner who wasn't seen to best effect on handicap debut last time (2m7f).
1314
Age: 5
Weight: 10-2
OR: 122
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Mar 19 Mar Market Rasen 23f Gd 3HcH 11-5 4/7 Ballyhome (5L) 9/2 123 121
17 Jan 19 Lud Ludlow 16f Gd 4NvH 11-4 1/11 Humble Hero (shd) 4/1 - 121
11 Oct 18 Wor Worcester 16f Gd 4NvH 10-12 3/6 Awake At Midnight (13L) 12/1 - 113
13 May 18 Lud Ludlow 16f Gd 4NHF 11-0 1/7 Alph (2½L) 5/1 - 103
Verdict

Loads with chances in an open race, including LUNGARNO PALACE who has had excuses since running well in two early-season handicaps here.

Verdict silk image
Lungarno Palace

Betting Forecast:

6/1 Espoir De Teillee,

7/1 I'm A Game Changer,

No Hassle Hoff,

8/1 Honest Vic,

10/1 Rather Be,

Gowiththeflow,

12/1 Jenkins,

Back On The Lash,

14/1 Unison,

Le Patriote,

Mac Tottie,

16/1 Lungarno Palace,

Duarigle,

20/1 Fidux,

Golden Birthday

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