CHELTENHAM
17 April 2019
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Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 3m 1f 56y
  • Going: Good
Cheltenham
Runners
11

Type

Surface
Turf

Stalls

Weather
Mostly cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Silk colours for Tanarpino
Tanarpino v
J: Sean Quinlan
T: Jennie Candlish
Inconsistent eight-year-old who bounced back from two very poor efforts when scoring by ten lengths at Uttoxeter on his latest outing. An eight-pound rise puts him on a career-high mark, but stepping back up to this trip will suit and he's an each-way player.
Visor might not work a second time and he's 8lb higher than at Uttoxeter.
212441
Age: 8
Weight: 11-8
OR: 133
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Mar 19 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Gd 3NvHcCh 11-6 v1 1/7 Terry The Fish (10L) 11/1 125 138
25 Feb 19 Utt Uttoxeter 22.5f Gd 3NvHcCh 10-5 p 4/4 Crucial Role (33L) 5/1 128 114
14 Feb 19 Kel Kelso 23.5f Gd 3NvHcCh 11-8 p 4/4 Blue Flight (18½L) 5/1 130 123
23 Jun 18 Per Perth 24f Gd 4NvCh 11-4 p 2/5 Mighty Leader (2½L) 1/2F 130 131
2 Jun 18 Hex Hexham 24f Gd 4NvCh 10-12 p 1/4 Mighty Leader (7L) 4/11F 130 112
19 May 18 Utt Uttoxeter 24f Gd 3HcCh 11-7 p 2/10 Above Board (nk) 9/2 125 133
2
Silk colours for Bob Mahler
Bob Mahler p
J: Daryl Jacob
T: Warren Greatrex
Made it fifth-time lucky over fences when scoring at Newbury last month, battling on gamely to score by a neck. Raised four pounds for that effort, but he remains unexposed over fences and better ground is no inconvenience; leading claims.
Narrow Newbury winner who smacks of a strong stayer and can no doubt improve again.
-82381
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 132
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Mar 19 Nby Newbury 23.5f GS 3NvHcCh 11-3 p 1/10 Larry (nk) 9/1 128 137
9 Mar 19 San Sandown 24f Sft 3HcCh 11-7 p 8/11 Commodore (29L) 10/1 130 113
28 Jan 19 Kem Kempton 24f GS 4NvCh 11-0 p 3/7 On The Blind Side (24L) 8/1 130 129
27 Dec 18 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 10-10 p 2/6 Yalltari (2½L) 10/1 128 137
24 Nov 18 Asc Ascot 24f GS 3NvHcCh 11-6 8/11 King Of Realms (49L) 10/1 130 100
20 Apr 18 Ayr Ayr 24.5f Gd 3HcH 11-11 p 2/18 Chapel Stile (nk) 6/1F 124 129
3
Silk colours for Little Bruce
Little Bruce p
J: Thomas Dowson 3
T: Philip Kirby
Heart seven-year-old who scored over 3m 6f at Huntingdon on his latest outing, not beaten far over this trip at Catterick prior to that success. His strong stamina will stand him in great stead, but his current mark demands a career-best by quite some margin.
Made the most of a soft lead at Huntingdon; this is harder and he's 10lb higher.
FP2231
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 132
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Mar 19 Hun Huntingdon 30.5f Gd 3HcCh 10-13 p 1/7 The Happy Chappy (7L) 3/1F 122 135
22 Feb 19 Cat Catterick 25.5f Gd 3HcCh 10-8 p 3/6 Solstice Star (2¾L) 5/2F 122 127
10 Jan 19 Cat Catterick 30f Gd 3HcCh 10-9 p 2/6 Sharp Response (5L) 5/1 122 129
22 Dec 18 Ncs Newcastle 23.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 10-7 p 2/6 Skipthescales (2L) 9/1 120 126
8 Dec 18 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft 4NvHcCh 11-3 p PU/12 Skipthescales () 7/1 120 -
24 Nov 18 Hay Haydock 28.5f Gd 3HcCh 10-3 p F/8 Red Infantry () 2/1F 115 -
4
Silk colours for Clondaw Cian
C
Clondaw Cian p
J: Connor Brace 7
T: Sophie Leech
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Eight-race maiden over fences who was last of the finishers in the four-miler at the Festival in March. Well beaten under both codes prior to that effort and despite his rapidly declining mark, he remains vulnerable.
Not really convinced over fences (0-8) and his fourth in the four-miler was very remote.
P-3004
Age: 9
Weight: 11-5
OR: 130
Days: 36
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 31.5f Sft NvChG2 11-6 p 4/18 Le Breuil (49L) 125/1 130 109
30 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 24f Sft 2HcH 11-3 b 12/12 Vive Le Roi (80L) 50/1 132 61
8 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 24f GS 2HcH 11-2 b 11/14 Jersey Bean (32L) 33/1 133 113
12 Oct 18 Nab Newton Abbot 26.5f Hy 2HcH 11-9 b 3/8 Rolling Maul (1¾L) 12/1 132 132
14 Apr 18 Ain Aintree 25f Sft HcChG3 10-2 b PU/16 Thomas Patrick () 14/1 131 -
13 Mar 18 Chl Cheltenham 32f Sft NvChG2 11-6 b1 PU/16 Rathvinden () 66/1 131 -
5
Silk colours for Lithic
Lithic v
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr 3
T: Jonjo O'Neill
Twelve-race maiden over fences, though he's gone very close to snapping that record in recent starts. Beaten just a length at Uttoxeter two starts ago and beaten half a length when last seen. Edges up five pounds but a bold bid is expected.
Capable gelding but he's 0-12 over fences now and too frustrating to trust.
42F522
Age: 8
Weight: 11-5
OR: 130
Days: 43
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Mar 19 Exe Exeter 24.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-3 v 2/11 Billy Bronco (½L) 6/1 125 133
26 Jan 19 Utt Uttoxeter 24f Sft 4NvHcCh 11-4 v 2/12 Cesar Et Rosalie (1L) 8/1 121 133
5 Jan 19 San Sandown 20f GS 3HcCh 11-1 v1 5/8 Larry (12½L) 9/2 123 125
7 Dec 18 San Sandown 20f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-6 F/14 Warthog () 13/2 123 -
11 Nov 18 San Sandown 20f Sft 3NvHcCh 10-10 2/10 Springtown Lake (1¼L) 16/1 120 126
19 Oct 18 Wcn Wincanton 25f GF 3HcCh 11-4 4/7 Aunty Ann (19½L) 4/1 121 111
6
Silk colours for Darius Des Bois
BF
Darius Des Bois
J: Sean Bowen
T: Nicky Henderson
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Just the three starts over fences thus far, finishing second on his first two attempts in the winter. Pulled up when sent off favourite at Sandown last time, however, when jumping very poorly. Capable of better but his jumping is a red-flag at a venue like this.
Jumping went to pieces last time but there's some untapped chasing potential lurking.
12-22P
Age: 6
Weight: 11-3
OR: 128
Days: 61
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Feb 19 San Sandown 24f Sft 3HcCh 11-5 PU/12 Achille () 9/4F 128 -
5 Jan 19 San Sandown 20f GS 3HcCh 11-10 2/8 Larry (7L) 5/2F 127 133
5 Dec 18 Lud Ludlow 24f Sft 3NvCh 10-12 2/4 Coup De Pinceau (2½L) 9/4 127 128
20 Apr 18 Ayr Ayr 24.5f Gd 3NvHcH 11-3 2/11 Ocean Cove (1¼L) 2/1F 123 128
23 Mar 18 Nby Newbury 24f Sft 4HcH 11-12 1/10 Cheque En Blanc (5L) 7/2 115 123
18 Jan 18 Lud Ludlow 21.5f Sft 4MdH 11-5 7/15 Call Me Sid (35L) 4/1 - 87
7
Silk colours for Solstice Star
C
D
Solstice Star tp
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Martin Keighley
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Made it eighth-time lucky over fences when scoring at Catterick in February, beating Little Bruce by three lengths. Heavy ground was an excuse for his latest run over hurdles and he's placed off higher previously in this sphere. Conditions ideal, strong contender.
Heavy ground an excuse last time; only 4lb higher than for his chase win the time before.
811716
Age: 9
Weight: 11-2
OR: 127
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 19 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f Hy 3HcH 11-9 tp 6/9 Diger Daudaie (57L) 8/1 127 74
22 Feb 19 Cat Catterick 25.5f Gd 3HcCh 10-12 tp 1/6 Special Prep (½L) 11/2 123 132
21 Dec 18 Asc Ascot 21.5f Sft 3HcH 11-8 tp 7/14 Darling Maltaix (17½L) 16/1 129 120
21 Nov 18 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 4HcH 11-11 tp 1/13 Juge Et Parti (2¼L) 7/2F 118 125
30 Oct 18 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Gd 4HcH 11-7 tp 1/7 Western Wave (¾L) 3/1 115 120
10 May 18 Wcn Wincanton 20f Gd 3HcH 11-4 tp 8/8 Little Miss Poet (69L) 11/1 119 67
8
Silk colours for Minella For Me
Minella For Me t
J: Jonathan Burke
T: Tom George
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Arrives here chasing a hat-trick, winning very easily at Kempton on his latest outing. He's gone up ten pounds for that run, but he's completely unexposed at the three-mile distance and there could be plenty more to come; strong claims.
On a hat-trick but 10lb rise for latest win won't be easy to overcome.
-13211
Age: 9
Weight: 11-2
OR: 127
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 19 Kem Kempton 24f GS 4HcCh 12-1 t 1/6 Ultimatum Du Roy (5L) 7/4F 117 130
19 Feb 19 Wet Wetherby 24f Gd 4HcCh 11-10 t 1/8 Lough Salt (nse) 3/1 113 120
14 Dec 18 Don Doncaster 19f Gd 4HcCh 11-1 t 2/3 Lord County (1¼L) 8/11F 113 118
12 Nov 18 Kem Kempton 18f Gd 4NvHcCh 11-4 t 3/10 Kupatana (15L) 7/2 114 114
13 May 18 Sth Southwell 20.5f GS 4NvHcCh 12-2 t 1/9 Overtoujay (6L) 4/1 107 122
26 Mar 18 Hun Huntingdon 20f GS 4NvHcCh 10-11 t 6/9 Clondaw Westie (8¾L) 7/2J 108 114
10
Silk colours for Duke Debarry
D
Duke Debarry
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 29 in the last 14 days (3%)
Won his chasing debut at Catterick on New Year's Day, though two subsequent runs have produced very limited results. Pulled-up behind Little Bruce over 3m 6f when last seen and although dropping back in trip will suit, he still has plenty to prove.
Pulled up behind Little Bruce last time at Huntingdon when 3m6f was perhaps too far.
1-715P
Age: 8
Weight: 10-13
OR: 124
Days: 45
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
3 Mar 19 Hun Huntingdon 30.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-5 PU/7 Little Bruce () 5/1 125 -
28 Jan 19 Kem Kempton 24f GS 4NvCh 11-6 5/7 On The Blind Side (61L) 16/1 125 99
1 Jan 19 Cat Catterick 25.5f Gd 4NvCh 11-0 1/5 Hurricane Dylan (2½L) 3/1 120 131
11 May 18 Mar Market Rasen 23f Gd 3HcH 11-5 7/8 Souriyan (41L) 4/1 122 90
17 Apr 18 Crl Carlisle 19.5f Sft 4NvH 10-13 1/8 Cave Top (1½L) 10/11F 122 121
21 Feb 18 Don Doncaster 24.5f GS 3HcH 11-6 6/13 Buckle Street (43L) 8/1 124 88
11
Silk colours for Lord Getaway
BF
Lord Getaway p 1
J: Leighton Aspell
T: James Evans
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Won his chasing debut at Huntingdon in December, falling on his subsequent outing at Carlisle when looking held. Just two finished when he was beaten a cosy half a length at Market Rasen when last seen. Needs to post a career-best in conditions that aren't quite ideal.
Can win again off this mark for sure and cheekpieces may help him avoid late mistakes.
6011F2
Age: 7
Weight: 10-8
OR: 119
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Mar 19 Mar Market Rasen 24f GS 4HcCh 11-7 2/7 Zamparelli (½L) 11/4F 119 124
24 Feb 19 Crl Carlisle 24.5f GS 3NvHcCh 10-4 F/8 Lough Derg Farmer () 5/1 117 124
21 Dec 18 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f Hy 4HcH 10-7 1/13 Bryden Boy (nk) 6/1 107 110
9 Dec 18 Hun Huntingdon 23.5f GS 4NvHcCh 12-2 1/10 Eaton Miller (6L) 17/2 107 118
18 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd 3HcH 10-5 15/23 Palmers Hill (23L) 50/1 109 102
18 Oct 18 Crl Carlisle 20f GS 4HcH 11-2 6/18 Aspen Colorado (22L) 28/1 110 98
12
Silk colours for Tikk Tock Boom
D
BF
Tikk Tock Boom p
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Ian Williams
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Subject of quite the gamble when beaten a head at Warwick seven days ago on chasing debut, pulling twenty-three lengths clear with the winner. She can race off the same mark here and although this is tougher, she couldn't be discounted with natural improvement.
Just missed out on her chase debut but she's 4lb higher for this in a better race.
526312
Age: 7
Weight: 10-3
OR: 110
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Apr 19 War Warwick 24f Gd 4NvHcCh 10-13 p 2/7 Djin Conti (hd) 100/30F 110 115
26 Mar 19 Her Hereford 25.5f Gd 4HcH 11-6 p1 1/6 Little Millie (1¾L) 11/4F 107 110
10 Mar 19 War Warwick 21f Sft 4HcH 11-8 3/12 Espoir De Loire (13½L) 16/1 109 103
5 Feb 19 Mar Market Rasen 23f GS 4HcH 11-7 6/11 Corinto (23L) 25/1 110 100
2 Jun 18 Wor Worcester 23f Gd 4HcH 11-5 2/10 Timeforben (1½L) 5/1 107 108
5 May 18 Utt Uttoxeter 16f Gd 5MdH 10-9 5/10 Mick Maestro (7¼L) 5/1 - 95
9
Silk colours for The Dellercheckout
The Dellercheckout tb
T: Paul Nicholls
4-0351
Age: 6
Weight: 11-0
OR: 125
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 19 Tau Taunton 23f Gd 3NvHcCh 10-4 tb1 1/5 Whoshotwho (9L) 11/4 116 131
5 Jan 19 Wcn Wincanton 20f Gd 3NvHcCh 10-9 t 5/7 Molineaux (56L) 5/1 119 82
19 Dec 18 Lud Ludlow 21.5f Sft 4HcH 11-7 t 3/10 Burrows Park (7½L) 11/2 120 121
18 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd 3HcH 11-3 13/23 Palmers Hill (22L) 7/1 122 116
9 Apr 18 Wcn Wincanton 20f Hy 5MdH 11-2 t1 4/7 Snuff Box (18L) 10/11F 122 95
3 Jan 18 Lud Ludlow 21.5f Sft 4MdH 11-6 5/15 Indian Hawk (22L) 7/2 - 108
13
Silk colours for Fifty Shades
D
Fifty Shades p 1
T: Christian Williams
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
452141
Age: 6
Weight: 10-3
OR: 103
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Apr 19 War Warwick 29.5f Gd 4HcCh 11-12 1/10 The Last Bridge (11L) 5/1 103 121
28 Mar 19 War Warwick 24f Gd 4NvHcCh 11-11 4/14 Coopers Square (24L) 11/2 104 92
4 Mar 19 Fak Fakenham 24f Gd 4HcCh 11-1 1/7 Sackett (½L) 11/4 98 109
26 Feb 19 Cat Catterick 25.5f Gd 4HcCh 9-12 2/4 Justforjames (1¾L) 4/5F 98 104
5 Feb 19 Mar Market Rasen 24f Sft 4HcCh 10-11 5/10 Dartford Warbler (25L) 11/1 102 87
9 Jan 19 Don Doncaster 26f Gd 4NvHcCh 10-8 4/6 Special Prep (37L) 5/1 105 91
Verdict

An open novice handicap that may go to BOB MAHLER, a strong stayer who took a significant forward step with his Newbury win.

Verdict silk image
Bob Mahler

Betting Forecast:

6/1 Bob Mahler,

Minella For Me,

The Dellercheckout,

8/1 Tanarpino,

Darius Des Bois,

9/1 Lithic,

10/1 Little Bruce,

Lord Getaway,

Tikk Tock Boom,

14/1 Fifty Shades,

16/1 Solstice Star,

Duke Debarry,

20/1 Clondaw Cian

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