CHELTENHAM
17 April 2019
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Cheltenham Pony Racing Authority Graduates' Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys' & Amateurs) (Class 3)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 2m 179y
  • Going: Good
Cheltenham
Runners
14

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 Mister Fizz
Mister Fizz p
J: Lorcan Williams 5
T: Miss Imogen Pickard
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 7 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (41%)
Finished third in this race twelve months ago off a much lower mark, winning off this mark at Newton Abbot in August. Not in the same mood subsequently, however, and his latest run at Aintree didn't suggest he was a winner in waiting.
Gave good account in County Hurdle last month and was placed in this race in 2018.
111600
Age: 11
Weight: 11-12
OR: 140
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 20f Sft HcHG3 11-0 p 17/21 Three Musketeers (99L) 50/1 141 49
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 17f GS HcHG3 10-12 p 16/24 Ch'tibello (15L) 100/1 144 136
14 Nov 18 Ban Bangor-on-Dee 19.5f GS 2HcH 11-7 p 6/11 Whatmore (34L) 9/1 144 119
15 Aug 18 Nab Newton Abbot 21.5f Gd 3HcH 11-5 p 1/5 Qualando (2¾L) 5/4F 140 145
30 Jul 18 Nab Newton Abbot 18.5f GS 3HcH 11-2 p 1/6 Nabhan (9L) 10/11F 131 139
15 Jul 18 Sth Southwell 20.5f Gd 4HcH 11-12 p 1/7 Angel Of Harlem (3¼L) 3/1 121 139
2
Silk colours for Innocent Touch
D
Innocent Touch
J: Miss Alice Stevens 7
T: Henry Daly
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Has won three of his last four outings, absent since scoring at Wetherby in October by a neck. That form has worked out well subsequently and he's only two pounds higher, but this demands a career-best after an absence.
Four wins in early part of the season; needs to be in peak form after six-month break.
721151
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 138
Days: 182
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Oct 18 Wet Wetherby 16f Gd 3HcH 11-8 1/6 Midnight Shadow (nk) 9/4 136 136
29 Sep 18 Mar Market Rasen 16.5f Gd HcHL 10-11 5/12 Caius Marcius (21L) 9/1 137 130
8 Sep 18 Str Stratford 16.5f Gd 2HcH 11-3 1/5 Mister Universum (3¾L) 13/8F 132 133
2 Aug 18 Str Stratford 16.5f Gd 3HcH 12-1 1/9 Parthenius (nk) 6/1 127 133
21 Jul 18 Crt Cartmel 17f Gd 3HcH 11-3 2/9 Wells De Lune (1¼L) 6/1 124 130
9 Jun 18 Str Stratford 16.5f Gd 2HcH 11-0 7/7 All Set To Go (14L) 2/1 125 117
3
Silk colours for Black Key
D
Black Key
J: Mr Theo Gillard 7
T: Donald McCain
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Just the two wins from fifteen starts, leaving Henry De Bromhead after winning at Galway in August. He's shown little in two starts since joining this yard and he'll likely need further help from the handicapper to be threatening.
Won final start in Ireland in good style but not in same form either run for new trainer.
-13144
Age: 7
Weight: 11-6
OR: 134
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Mar 19 Hay Haydock 15.5f Sft 3NvH 11-5 4/4 Captain Moirette (18½L) 16/1 137 124
24 Nov 18 Hay Haydock 15.5f Gd NvHL 11-0 4/5 Grand Sancy (29L) 8/1 137 115
1 Aug 18 Gal Galway 21f Y/Sft HcH 11-8 1/20 Mill Quest (7L) 10/1 118 135
8 Jul 18 Lim Limerick 16f Gd H 11-4 3/6 One In All In (3¾L) 2/1F 118 123
4 Jun 18 Lis Listowel 16f Gd MdH 11-7 1/18 Storm Rising (1¼L) 11/8F 118 115
25 Apr 18 Pun Punchestown 21f Y HcH 11-4 6/24 Prince Garyantle (24L) 12/1 119 114
4
Silk colours for Turning Gold
Turning Gold
J: Jordan Nailor 7
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Welcome return to form with a victory at Leicester in January, pulling well clear by thirteen lengths. He's now twelve pounds higher and upped in grade, but it's hard to argue with that performance and Jordan Nailor offsets seven pounds.
Made all for 13l win at Leicester in January; needs to prove he can cope with 12lb rise.
158-P1
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
OR: 132
Days: 97
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Jan 19 Lei Leicester 15.5f Gd 3HcH 11-7 1/8 Flashing Glance (13L) 5/1 120 132
11 Nov 18 San Sandown 16f Hy 3HcH 11-6 PU/20 Totterdown () 16/1 123 -
25 Mar 18 Asc Ascot 15.5f Sft 24yHcH 11-3 8/9 Malaya (11L) 7/2 125 112
14 Mar 18 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft 4yHcHG3 10-12 5/22 Veneer Of Charm (11L) 20/1 127 121
17 Feb 18 Hay Haydock 15.5f Hy 24yH 10-12 1/6 Cornerstone Lad (nse) 6/1 120 121
8 Feb 18 Don Doncaster 16.5f GS 4NvH 10-7 4/14 Michael's Mount (7¾L) 4/1 123 107
5
Silk colours for Storm Rising
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D
Storm Rising b
J: Charlie Hammond 3
T: Dr Richard Newland
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Won twice in the autumn off lower marks, not disgraced in the face of some very tough tasks subsequently. His latest run at the Festival was disappointing, but his sights are lowered now and he's not one ti discount for each-way claims.
Started off for this yard with two autumn wins; might be too high in the weights now.
511940
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: 132
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 17f GS HcHG3 10-3 b 18/24 Ch'tibello (25L) 33/1 135 117
9 Mar 19 San Sandown 16f Sft HcHG3 9-10 b 4/13 Malaya (8½L) 20/1 135 134
18 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Gd HcHG3 10-6 b 9/18 Nietzsche (13½L) 12/1 137 133
2 Nov 18 Wet Wetherby 16f Gd 3HcH 11-1 b 1/7 Cornborough (2½L) 2/5F 123 135
26 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Gd 3HcH 10-13 b 1/16 Magic Dancer (4L) 13/2 123 134
31 Aug 18 Cur Curragh 12f Gd/Y Hc 11-0 p 4/22 Rockabill (2½L) 20/1 77 76
6
Silk colours for Magic Dancer
CD
C
D
Magic Dancer tp
J: Richard Patrick 3
T: Kerry Lee
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Won this race twelve months ago off six pounds lower, last seen finishing a good second at Ascot in a Grade 3 handicap. His sights are lowered today and despite a five-pound rise for his latest outing, he's considered.
Won this in 2018 and creditable second in Ascot Grade 3 in February but on tough mark now.
265722
Age: 7
Weight: 11-2
OR: 130
Days: 60
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Feb 19 Asc Ascot 15.5f GS HcHG3 10-3 tp 2/14 Al Dancer (3¾L) 20/1 125 130
12 Jan 19 Kem Kempton 16f Gd 3HcH 10-9 tp 2/8 Oakley (1¾L) 5/1 125 129
14 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 17f Gd 3HcH 11-2 tp 7/9 Al Dancer (20L) 6/1 127 122
24 Nov 18 Hay Haydock 19f Gd 2HcH 10-6 tp 5/11 Black Mischief (6¾L) 11/1 128 126
3 Nov 18 Asc Ascot 15.5f Gd HcHL 10-6 tp 6/9 Fidux (16L) 5/1 128 121
26 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Gd 3HcH 11-4 tp 2/16 Storm Rising (4L) 9/2F 128 130
7
Silk colours for Pyromaniac
D
Pyromaniac tb
J: Fergus Gregory 5
T: Alastair Ralph
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Left the Tony Martin yard after a heavy defeat at Kilbeggan in June, making his stable debut when pulling up in the Imperial Cup at Sandown. This is easier, but a leap of faith is required here and others have far stronger claims.
Pulled-up on last month's stable debut; leap of faith required to support him.
/7-80P
Age: 9
Weight: 11-1
OR: 129
Days: 39
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Mar 19 San Sandown 16f Sft HcHG3 10-0 t PU/13 Malaya () 50/1 134 -
25 Jun 18 Klb Kilbeggan 18.5f Gd HcH 11-8 tp 11/12 Treasure Chest (40L) 25/1 132 103
13 May 18 Kln Killarney 17f Y HcH 10-9 tp 8/14 Neverushacon (10L) 33/1 133 133
6 Apr 18 Dun Dundalk (AW) 12f St Hc 9-1 tp 12/12 Financial Conduct (16½L) 11/1 84 67
9 Mar 18 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft HcH 11-9 t 7/10 Grand Partner (8¼L) 20/1 133 134
1 Jul 17 Cur Curragh 16f Gd Hc 9-6 t 9/15 Three Kingdoms (9½L) 12/1 90 84
8
Silk colours for Capital Force
D
Capital Force
J: Harry Stock 5
T: Martin Keighley
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Left Henry De Bromhead in January, after a string of disappointing runs over hurdles, latterly at Fairyhouse when beating just one rival home. Makes his debut for a yard local to the venue, but this handicap mark certainly isn't easy for him.
Became rather disappointing in Ireland; needs to have been revitalised by stable switch.
435209
Age: 8
Weight: 10-13
OR: 127
Days: 92
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Jan 19 Fai Fairyhouse 16f Gd H 11-4 tp1 9/10 Eclair De Beaufeu (28L) 20/1 124 109
27 Dec 18 Leo Leopardstown 16f Gd/Y HcH 10-9 t 12/17 Jetez (16L) 12/1 125 121
15 Nov 18 Clo Clonmel 16.5f Gd H 11-12 t 2/4 Roaring Bull (2L) 9/2 125 119
13 Oct 18 Fai Fairyhouse 16f Gd Ch 11-12 t 5/5 Hardline (31L) 6/1 125 108
25 Aug 18 Kln Killarney 17f Gd Ch 11-12 t1 3/8 Monarch (2¼L) 9/2 - 121
19 Jul 18 Kln Killarney 17f Gd Ch 11-12 4/7 The Last Marju (12L) 11/2 - 123
9
Silk colours for Cornborough
D
Cornborough
J: Miss Abbie McCain 5
T: Mark Walford
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Tanked into the race when scoring at Wetherby in November off three pounds lower, placing off this mark at the same venue subsequently over 2m 3f. The handicapper seems to be in charge at present and this is more competitive than last time.
Holds no secrets from the handicapper but has posted three decent efforts this year.
521553
Age: 8
Weight: 10-11
OR: 125
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Mar 19 Wet Wetherby 19.5f Gd 3HcH 11-6 p 3/8 Theatrebar (5¼L) 8/1 125 124
17 Feb 19 Mar Market Rasen 16.5f Gd 3HcH 11-12 v 5/11 Dino Velvet (6¼L) 14/1 125 124
8 Jan 19 Ayr Ayr 16f GS 3HcH 11-10 5/7 Apache Jack (3½L) 3/1 126 126
17 Nov 18 Wet Wetherby 16f Gd 3HcH 11-1 1/7 Golden Jeffrey (3½L) 2/1F 122 129
2 Nov 18 Wet Wetherby 16f Gd 3HcH 11-4 2/7 Storm Rising (2½L) 14/1 121 126
15 Sep 18 Chs Chester 10.5f Sft 4Hc 9-3 v1 1/11 Instant Attraction (1¼L) 12/1 73 81
10
Silk colours for Laughing Luis
D
Laughing Luis
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr 3
T: Nicky Henderson
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts at this distance (60%)
Hasn't always convinced over hurdles but looks to be getting his act together, winning at Newbury on his latest outing by a short-head when showing a good attitude. Now five pounds higher, but he's improving and has an each-way contender.
2-5 over hurdles, the latter success gained on handicap debut; should have more to offer.
147151
Age: 5
Weight: 10-9
OR: 123
Days: 46
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 Mar 19 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS 4NvHcH 11-7 1/13 Dostal Phil (shd) 10/1 118 125
22 Jan 19 Lei Leicester 20.5f Gd 4NvH 11-8 5/12 The Captains Inn (27L) 10/1 118 112
6 Dec 18 Lei Leicester 15.5f GF 3NvH 10-9 1/4 Early Learner (¾L) 7/4 - 113
21 Nov 18 War Warwick 16f Gd 4NvH 10-12 7/13 My Mate Mark (26L) 6/1 - 91
25 Sep 18 War Warwick 16f Gd 4NvH 10-12 4/8 He's A Goer (6½L) 1/5F - 103
23 Aug 18 Str Stratford 16.5f Gd 4NHF 11-4 1/6 Liz's Dream (11L) 1/3F - 113
11
Silk colours for Red Hot Chilly
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D
Red Hot Chilly
J: Connor Brace 7
T: Fergal O'Brien
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Deservedly got his head back in front when scoring over course and distance in November, scoring readily. He's gone up eight pounds for that effort, but Connor Brace offsets seven pounds of that and he's got very strong claims here.
Won in good style on Old course here in November and 6lb rise looks manageable.
532241
Age: 6
Weight: 10-8
OR: 122
Days: 152
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Gd 3NvHcH 11-1 1/20 My Brother (1¼L) 33/1 114 121
19 Oct 18 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f GF 3HcH 11-0 4/8 Equus Amadeus (11L) 6/1 116 113
3 Oct 18 Ban Bangor-on-Dee 16.5f Gd 4HcH 11-3 2/8 Lovato (½L) 5/1 111 114
11 Sep 18 Wor Worcester 16f Gd 4HcH 11-2 2/7 Solstalla (½L) 11/4 110 110
2 Aug 18 Str Stratford 16.5f Gd 3HcH 10-12 3/9 Innocent Touch (6¼L) 6/1 110 110
21 Jul 18 Mar Market Rasen 16.5f Gd 4HcH 11-11 h 5/7 Collodi (4¾L) 2/1F 110 104
12
Silk colours for Le Ligerien
Le Ligerien h
J: Mr Ben Jones 7
T: Philip Hobbs
Broke a three-race spell of second-place finishes when taking advantage of a slamdunk opportunity at Fontwell in a maiden. Back in handicaps off a fair mark on the best of his form, but he won't get away with a poor round of jumping here.
Easily won modest Fontwell maiden last month but will need to jump much better here.
342221
Age: 6
Weight: 10-7
OR: 121
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Mar 19 Fon Fontwell 19f Gd 5MdH 11-1 h 1/8 Richie Valentine (15L) 2/11F 121 115
28 Feb 19 Lud Ludlow 16f Gd 4HcH 11-9 h 2/7 Hijran (4½L) 3/1F 118 121
20 Feb 19 Lud Ludlow 16f Gd 4MdH 11-4 h 2/10 Kingofthecotswolds (2¾L) 11/4 118 118
9 Jan 19 Tau Taunton 16.5f Gd 4MdH 11-5 h 2/12 Khage (6L) 5/2 - 113
5 Jan 19 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f Gd 5MdH 11-5 h1 4/16 Winston C (11L) 10/1 - 106
13 Dec 18 Tau Taunton 16.5f Gd 4NvH 10-12 3/12 Envole Toi (2L) 33/1 - 112
13
Silk colours for Minellaforleisure
CD
Minellaforleisure
J: Mr Jamie Brace 7
T: Alex Hales
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
Just the two wins from twenty-two starts over hurdles, absent since finishing last of nine at Kempton in January. He's been winless since landing this race in 2016 and he's now an eleven-year-old. Others readily preferred.
Won this in 2016 and worth a second look off career-low mark.
893748
Age: 11
Weight: 10-3
OR: 117
Days: 95
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Jan 19 Kem Kempton 16f Gd 3HcH 10-7 8/8 Oakley (48L) 8/1 120 82
29 Dec 18 Don Doncaster 16.5f Gd 4HcH 11-7 4/12 Flash The Steel (9¾L) 12/1 120 120
6 Dec 18 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f Gd 3HcH 11-3 7/12 Our Merlin (8L) 16/1 121 121
24 Nov 18 Hun Huntingdon 16f Gd 3HcH 11-1 3/8 Snapdragon Fire (2½L) 11/2 121 123
18 Nov 18 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd 3HcH 11-8 9/23 Palmers Hill (19½L) 33/1 121 117
26 Oct 18 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Gd 3HcH 11-2 8/16 Storm Rising (11L) 12/1 123 119
14
Silk colours for Uno Mas
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Uno Mas p
J: Mr Jack Tudor 7
T: Christian Williams
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Has done very little wrong since pulling up at Ascot in November, winning five times from eight subsequent starts. He was beaten just half a length at Fakenham last month, but all those runs have come over further and this distance isn't ideal.
Has won five low-grade events since November but today's drop back to 2m may not be ideal.
121112
Age: 5
Weight: 10-1
OR: 115
Days: 44
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Mar 19 Fak Fakenham 23.5f Gd 3HcH 10-7 p 2/6 Canyon City (½L) 2/1 114 116
22 Feb 19 War Warwick 26f Gd 5HcH 12-2 p 1/16 Goodnight Charlie (2L) 100/30F 106 115
15 Feb 19 Fak Fakenham 23.5f Gd 4NvHcH 10-5 p 1/6 Shaman Du Berlais (¾L) 5/2 99 108
10 Jan 19 Cat Catterick 25.5f Gd 4NvHcH 10-5 p 1/4 Come On Charlie (13L) 8/11F 94 104
9 Jan 19 Don Doncaster 24.5f Gd 5HcH 11-3 p 2/13 Diggin Deep (4L) 9/2 94 105
2 Jan 19 Her Hereford 19.5f GS 5NvHcH 11-3 p 1/15 Bahama Moon (1L) 9/1 94 102
Verdict

We haven't seen RED HOT CHILLY since his surprise win here in November but the way he swept to the front that day was quite impressive.

Verdict silk image
Red Hot Chilly

Betting Forecast:

4/1 Laughing Luis,

6/1 Magic Dancer,

Le Ligerien,

7/1 Red Hot Chilly,

8/1 Turning Gold,

10/1 Storm Rising,

12/1 Innocent Touch,

Cornborough,

14/1 Minellaforleisure,

Uno Mas,

16/1 Mister Fizz,

20/1 Black Key,

Capital Force,

33/1 Pyromaniac

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