CHELTENHAM
17 April 2019
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Safran Landing Systems Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m 7f 213y
  • Going: Good
Cheltenham
Runners
13

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Stalls

Weather
Mostly cloudy

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Silk colours for Who's My Jockey
D
Who's My Jockey p
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Philip Hobbs
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 7 starts on this ground (57%)
Well backed when scoring in impressive fashion at Doncaster on his latest outing, pulling clear by ten lengths. Going up eight pounds in the weights certainly asks a big question of him, but he's unexposed in the headgear and further progress couldn't be ruled out.
Drew nicely clear to score in first-time cheekpieces last month; 8lb rise asks a lot.
430031
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: 144
Days: 46
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 24.5f Gd 2HcH 11-8 p1 1/7 Faithful Mount (10L) 9/4F 136 142
26 Dec 18 Kem Kempton 21f GS 3HcH 11-8 3/14 Erick Le Rouge (1½L) 10/1 134 137
1 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 20.5f Sft 2HcH 11-1 12/15 Champ (70L) 8/1 134 74
8 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 24f GS 2HcH 11-5 10/14 Jersey Bean (24L) 9/1 136 122
8 Oct 18 Str Stratford 22f Gd 3HcH 12-2 3/8 Vive Le Roi (11L) 5/2F 136 134
18 May 18 Ain Aintree 24.5f Gd 3HcH 12-3 4/13 Black Sam Bella (6¾L) 8/1 136 134
3
Silk colours for First Assignment
C
D
First Assignment
J: Edward Austin 7
T: Ian Williams
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Course Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts here (67%)
Won twice at this venue earlier in the year, placing off this mark at Warwick two starts ago before running a great race at the Festival. This is much easier and Edward Austin's seven-pound claim will come in handy; tough to beat with his sights lowered.
Won twice here in the autumn and this easier than last month's Festival assignment.
-11339
Age: 6
Weight: 11-10
OR: 142
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS HcHG3 11-6 9/24 Sire Du Berlais (16L) 15/2 142 135
12 Jan 19 War Warwick 25f Gd 2HcH 11-2 3/10 Keeper Hill (4L) 2/1F 142 142
24 Nov 18 Hay Haydock 24.5f Gd HcHG3 11-0 3/7 Paisley Park (1¾L) 11/10F 135 142
17 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f Gd HcHL 10-9 1/10 Boyhood (9L) 6/4F 130 142
26 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd 3HcH 10-13 1/20 Vive Le Roi (shd) 9/2F 125 131
10 Mar 18 San Sandown 20f Sft NvHcHG3 10-12 3/17 Sam's Gunner (13L) 10/1 125 124
4
Silk colours for Tobefair
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Tobefair
J: Tom Bellamy
T: Debra Hamer
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Has returned to form in recent starts thanks to his dropping handicap mark, beaten just a neck in the Pertemps at the Festival. He's gone up six pounds for that narrow defeat, which puts him back onto a stiff mark. Hard to rule out all the same.
Back hurdling with two very good efforts, latterly when second in Pertemps Final over C&D.
849P22
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 142
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS HcHG3 11-0 2/24 Sire Du Berlais (nk) 40/1 136 142
23 Feb 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 2HcH 11-1 2/11 Samburu Shujaa (2¼L) 20/1 132 137
18 Jan 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 3NvCh 10-12 t1 PU/9 Now McGinty () 28/1 130 -
19 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 23.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-7 p 9/11 Chosen Path (35L) 16/1 134 110
25 Nov 18 Exe Exeter 24.5f GS 3NvCh 11-0 p 4/6 Lil Rockerfeller (18L) 5/2 - 118
8 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 24f GS 2HcH 11-7 8/14 Jersey Bean (21L) 33/1 138 128
5
Silk colours for Aaron Lad
CD
D
Aaron Lad
J: Charlie Hammond 3
T: Dr Richard Newland
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts at this distance (60%)
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Course and distance winner two starts ago on better ground, running flat in the Pertemps at the Festival on his latest outing. Ran well for a long way, however, and he's now a pound lower. Could feasibly get involved for a place.
C&D winner in December and ran better than bare form suggests in Pertemps Final.
P-6110
Age: 8
Weight: 11-9
OR: 141
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS HcHG3 11-1 14/24 Sire Du Berlais (29L) 16/1 142 122
14 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f Gd 2HcH 11-4 1/12 Keeper Hill (3L) 15/2 133 141
22 Nov 18 Mar Market Rasen 23f Gd 2HcH 10-6 1/9 Jersey Bean (1½L) 3/1 124 130
27 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS 2HcH 10-5 6/20 The Mighty Don (8L) 25/1 124 120
31 Mar 18 Hay Haydock 23f Sft 2HcH 10-8 PU/15 Culture De Sivola () 7/1 124 -
11 Mar 18 Mar Market Rasen 23f Sft 3HcH 11-1 1/13 Head To The Stars (¾L) 13/2 119 123
6
Silk colours for Chameron
Chameron b 1
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
Had some good form in France, including two victories in the autumn of 2016. He's not quite matched that form since joining this team, however, and he was safely held on New Year's Day over course and distance. Blinkers need to have a positive impact.
Unexposed 6yo who ran well for a long way over C&D on New Year's Day; blinkers on.
/2-FU7
Age: 6
Weight: 11-8
OR: 140
Days: 106
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS 2HcH 11-6 7/14 Aux Ptits Soins (21L) 16/1 143 136
19 Dec 18 Lud Ludlow 20f Sft 3Ch 11-0 UR/4 Psychedelic Rock () 5/4F 145 135
14 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 3NvCh 11-0 F/9 Drinks Interval () 6/1 145 -
15 Nov 17 Exe Exeter 19f GS 3NvCh 10-7 2/4 Briery Queen (3¼L) 6/1 149 135
28 Oct 16 Aut Auteuil 17.5f VSft 3yH 11-0 1/10 Lord Du Mesnil (3L) 14/5F - 135
9 Sep 16 Aut Auteuil 18f VSft 3yHL 10-6 1/14 Dad (4L) 21/1 - 132
7
Silk colours for Rockpoint
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Rockpoint
J: Tom Scudamore
T: Colin Tizzard
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Just the one win from thirteen hurdling starts, gaining that sole success over course and distance in December. He's struggled in graded company since that victory, now back in handicaps off a stiff looking mark. Will need a career-best.
Won Grade 2 novice over C&D in December, but that his only win from 13 hurdle starts.
021460
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: 136
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS NvHG1 11-5 14/20 Minella Indo (50L) 33/1 136 109
16 Feb 19 Hay Haydock 24.5f Gd NvHG2 11-3 6/9 Lisnagar Oscar (19L) 22/1 136 130
12 Jan 19 War Warwick 21f Gd NvHG2 11-5 4/6 Beakstown (9¾L) 12/1 136 137
15 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS NvHG2 10-12 1/8 Lisnagar Oscar (2¾L) 11/2 125 136
30 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 24f Sft 2HcH 10-3 2/12 Vive Le Roi (½L) 6/1 118 127
16 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Gd 3NvHcH 11-8 11/20 Red Hot Chilly (14L) 12/1 121 112
8
Silk colours for Sir Ivan
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Sir Ivan t
J: Sean Bowen
T: Harry Fry
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Just the sole win from eleven hurdling starts, though he was beaten just half a length at Exeter on his most recent outing. He's only been raised two pounds for that and stepping back up to three miles will suit. Interesting claims under an in-form rival.
Close second over 2m2f last month and ought to be capable of better now back up in trip.
P1F-P2
Age: 9
Weight: 11-4
OR: 136
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Mar 19 Exe Exeter 18.5f GS 3HcH 11-11 t 2/11 Trans Express (½L) 20/1 134 135
29 Dec 18 Nby Newbury 26f GS 3HcCh 11-13 t PU/10 Carole's Destrier () 12/1 136 -
9 Apr 18 Lud Ludlow 24f GS 3HcCh 11-13 t F/8 Uhlan Bute () 9/2 136 131
5 Mar 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 18f St/Slw 4NHF 11-4 t 1/5 Tommy Silver (¾L) 7/2 - 114
9 Feb 18 Kem Kempton 24f GS 3HcCh 11-12 t PU/7 Bigbadjohn () 10/1 139 -
27 Dec 17 Kem Kempton 24f Sft 2HcCh 11-12 t PU/7 Tintern Theatre () 6/1 142 -
10
Silk colours for Dans Le Vent
Dans Le Vent b
J: Gavin Sheehan
T: Jamie Snowden
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (31%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (0%)
Has a very indifferent strike-rate over hurdles, not disgraced in recent starts, though he's gone no closer than six lengths. He lacks a change of gear in a battle and he wouldn't be an obvious choice today, despite the good form of his rider.
Ran quite well off today's mark over C&D in December but seems to lack a change of gear.
464423
Age: 6
Weight: 11-0
OR: 132
Days: 27
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Mar 19 Sed Sedgefield 20f GS 2HcH 11-7 b 3/4 Bordeaux Bill (5½L) 7/2 132 134
20 Feb 19 Don Doncaster 24.5f Gd 3HcH 11-13 b1 2/9 Skidoosh (6L) 5/1 131 138
1 Jan 19 Mus Musselburgh 24f Gd 3HcH 11-8 p 4/5 Jet Master (19L) 2/1 132 118
14 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f Gd 2HcH 11-8 p 4/12 Aaron Lad (6L) 10/1 132 134
12 Nov 18 Kem Kempton 21f Gd 2HcH 11-0 6/13 Younevercall (23L) 3/1F 133 122
13 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Gd HcHG3 11-0 4/18 Garo De Juilley (3¼L) 10/1 132 134
11
Silk colours for The Welsh Paddies
The Welsh Paddies p
J: Richard Patrick 3
T: Kerry Lee
Arrives here on a hat-trick bid, scoring over 3m 2f at Stratford on his latest outing by ten lengths. He's now ten pounds higher in a better-contested race, but he's clearly thriving and he couldn't be ruled out for a place here.
Upped in class again today but needs to be taken very seriously after two clearcut wins.
0-P511
Age: 7
Weight: 10-13
OR: 131
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Mar 19 Str Stratford 26.5f Gd 3HcH 10-9 p 1/7 Gardiners Hill (10L) 2/1F 121 133
17 Feb 19 Hun Huntingdon 25f GS 4HcH 11-9 p 1/10 Querry Horse (4½L) 4/1 115 126
21 Dec 18 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f Hy 4HcH 11-7 p1 5/13 Lord Getaway (23L) 9/1 117 101
7 Nov 18 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 3HcH 11-8 PU/14 Django Django () 7/1 121 -
18 Apr 18 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd 2HcH 10-3 19/22 Champagne Express (28L) 12/1 124 102
14 Dec 17 Tau Taunton 19f Sft 3HcH 11-12 5/13 Padleyourowncanoe (18L) 9/2J 125 123
12
Silk colours for Goodbye Dancer
Goodbye Dancer
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Without a win since March 2017, placing over course and distance earlier in the campaign when beaten nine lengths by First Assignment. He does like it here, but his most recent thirteen-length defeat suggested he's not certain to go close.
Didn't find much for pressure on latest outing but on workable mark and this C&D suits.
/03683
Age: 8
Weight: 10-12
OR: 130
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Mar 19 War Warwick 26f Sft 3HcH 12-1 3/11 Ocean Cove (13½L) 9/1 131 126
19 Jan 19 Hay Haydock 24.5f GS 3HcH 11-12 8/11 Closing Ceremony (21L) 12/1 133 122
14 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f Gd 2HcH 11-11 6/12 Aaron Lad (9L) 16/1 135 133
17 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f Gd HcHL 11-0 3/10 First Assignment (9¼L) 25/1 135 134
27 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS 2HcH 11-9 11/20 The Mighty Don (25L) 28/1 137 117
10 Mar 17 San Sandown 21.5f Sft 3HcH 11-12 1/9 Shaama Grise (2¼L) 28/1 133 137
13
Silk colours for Copper Gone West
Copper Gone West
J: Alan Johns
T: Tim Vaughan
Has gained both her wins in smaller fields, beating three rivals in a novices' event at Bangor three weeks ago. Went down by half a length in a handicap at Newbury prior to that, but she contests off eight pounds higher today. Another big leap forward is required.
Close second on handicap debut last month and won small-field novice races either side.
/27121
Age: 6
Weight: 10-7
OR: 125
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Mar 19 Ban Bangor-on-Dee 19.5f Sft 4NvH 11-1 1/4 Lomachenko (11L) 8/11F 121 130
1 Mar 19 Nby Newbury 24f GS 4HcH 11-9 2/16 Jabulani (½L) 20/1 117 123
13 Feb 19 Mus Musselburgh 20f Gd 5MdH 11-2 1/3 Poperinghe Ginger (4½L) 9/2 - 113
31 Dec 18 War Warwick 21f GS 4NvH 10-12 7/11 Yellow Dockets (59L) 14/1 - 70
4 Dec 18 Fak Fakenham 20f GS 4NvH 10-5 2/5 Skandiburg (10L) 7/1 - 102
12 Apr 17 Inc Inch 24f Gd 4yMdPTP 11-11 1/9 Ballybough Ena (10L) 5/2F - 83
15
Silk colours for Reve
Reve ht
J: Leighton Aspell
T: Martin Keighley
Had become very frustrating prior to finally breaking his maiden at Catterick in February, making his handicap today in a competitive contest. Not been the easiest to follow and the handicapper hasn't been overly kind to him.
Won Catterick maiden in February; has quite a bit more on his plate here; handicap debut.
72F821
Age: 5
Weight: 10-5
OR: 123
Days: 54
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Feb 19 Cat Catterick 19.5f Gd 4MdH 11-5 ht 1/6 Lady Camelot (10L) 1/2F 120 125
17 Jan 19 Lud Ludlow 21.5f Gd 4MdH 11-5 ht1 2/13 Rapper (1L) 9/2 120 122
21 Dec 18 Asc Ascot 21.5f Sft 3MdH 11-0 8/12 Ask Dillon (36L) 33/1 123 94
6 Dec 18 Lei Leicester 20.5f GF 4MdH 11-0 F/7 Chez Hans () 2/1 - 120
20 Nov 18 Sth Southwell 24f Gd 4NvH 10-12 2/7 Supremely Lucky (7L) 25/1 - 120
7 Oct 18 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Gd 5MdH 11-0 7/10 Net De Treve (22L) 8/1 - 94
16
Silk colours for Broughtons Admiral
Broughtons Admiral b
J: Lee Edwards
T: Alastair Ralph
Capitalised on a good opportunity when beating two rivals to score at Doncaster in March, running well on the flat since that success. Plenty more required in this grade, however, and his stamina for this trip is a concern.
Won tactical 2m3f event in early March but stamina a possible issue here.
-57221
Age: 5
Weight: 10-2
OR: 120
Days: 47
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 14f St 6Hc 9-9 b 3/11 Singing The Blues (1¼L) 9/2 62 66
1 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 19.5f Gd 4HcH 11-0 b 1/3 Markov (4½L) 11/10F 115 116
18 Feb 19 Crl Carlisle 17f GS 4HcH 11-7 b1 2/12 Dorking Cock (1½L) 7/1 115 120
20 Jan 19 Exe Exeter 18.5f GS 4HcH 11-7 p 2/9 Copperhead (7L) 9/1 115 116
19 Dec 18 Lud Ludlow 21.5f Sft 4HcH 11-10 p 7/10 Burrows Park (34L) 10/1 118 95
26 Nov 18 Kem Kempton 16f Gd 3HcH 11-8 5/7 Fairway Freddy (35L) 25/1 120 96
2
Silk colours for Thomas Campbell
C
D
BF
w1
Thomas Campbell p
T: Nicky Henderson
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
-41248
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
OR: 144
Days: 54
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Feb 19 Exe Exeter 23f GS 2HcH 11-9 8/13 Flemcara (13½L) 5/1J 147 139
1 Jan 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS HG2 11-4 p 4/6 Midnight Shadow (6¾L) 8/1 147 147
9 Dec 18 Hun Huntingdon 23.5f GS 3NvCh 11-7 p 2/7 Bags Groove (9L) 4/1 149 144
26 Nov 18 Lud Ludlow 20f Gd 4Ch 11-2 p 1/4 Psychedelic Rock (1½L) 4/7F 149 136
8 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 22.5f Gd 3Ch 11-5 4/6 La Bague Au Roi (8L) 4/1 - 143
14 Apr 18 Ain Aintree 24.5f Sft HG1 11-7 p1 PU/10 Identity Thief () 16/1 152 -
9
Silk colours for Ocean Cove
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Ocean Cove p
T: Fergal O'Brien
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
1-9331
Age: 7
Weight: 11-1
OR: 133
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Mar 19 War Warwick 26f Sft 3HcH 11-10 p1 1/11 Supremely Lucky (nk) 11/2 126 135
21 Jan 19 War Warwick 26f GS 3HcH 11-5 3/9 Captain Cargo (10L) 4/1 127 127
25 Nov 18 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f GS 3HcH 10-13 3/7 Notwhatiam (4¼L) 3/1 127 131
8 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 24f GS 2HcH 10-11 9/14 Jersey Bean (21L) 12/1 128 116
20 Apr 18 Ayr Ayr 24.5f Gd 3NvHcH 11-2 1/11 Darius Des Bois (1¼L) 10/1 122 126
28 Mar 18 War Warwick 21f Sft 4MdH 11-2 2/9 General Consensus (¾L) 13/2 120 125
14
Silk colours for Skipthescales
D
Skipthescales p
T: Philip Kirby
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
-01162
Age: 7
Weight: 10-5
OR: 123
Days: 29
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Mar 19 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft 2HcH 10-11 p 2/6 Minella Warrior (3¼L) 8/1 121 121
24 Feb 19 Crl Carlisle 24.5f GS 3NvHcCh 10-11 p 6/8 Lough Derg Farmer (47L) 7/2J 127 96
22 Dec 18 Ncs Newcastle 23.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-0 p 1/6 Little Bruce (2L) 2/1F 122 132
8 Dec 18 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft 4NvHcCh 11-4 p 1/12 Bako De La Saulaie (¾L) 11/2 116 127
28 Oct 18 Ain Aintree 24.5f Gd 3HcH 10-11 p 13/16 Ready And Able (53L) 16/1 117 81
26 Apr 18 Per Perth 26.5f Sft 3HcH 10-10 p 3/9 Allthegear No Idea (6¾L) 5/2 117 113
Verdict

Paul Nicholls' 6yo CHAMERON ran well for a long way in a strongly run C&D event on New Year's Day and remains lightly raced.

Verdict silk image
Chameron

Betting Forecast:

6/1 Sir Ivan,

7/1 The Welsh Paddies,

8/1 Thomas Campbell,

10/1 First Assignment,

Ocean Cove,

Goodbye Dancer,

12/1 Who's My Jockey,

Tobefair,

Aaron Lad,

Chameron,

Copper Gone West,

14/1 Rockpoint,

Dans Le Vent,

16/1 Reve,

20/1 Skipthescales,

25/1 Broughtons Admiral

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