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15 February 2020
Saturday 15th February

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Give The Gift Of Ascot Annual Membership Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 2m 3f 58y
  • Going: Soft
Ascot
Runners
15

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Weather
Rain

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Blu Cavalier silk
D
Blu Cavalier
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Ali Stronge
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (4%)
100/1 third in the Betfair Hurdle here last season. Left a couple of below-par performances behind when running out a 14/1 winner at Doncaster on his penultimate outing. Not at that level at Sandown latest though; best watched.
Useful Doncaster win in December (2m, soft); trip query; big task under top weight
35-617
Age: 10
Weight: 11-12
OR: 143
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 20 San Sandown 16f Sft 2HcH 11-6 7/11 Mill Green (17L) 12/1 144 133
14 Dec 19 Don Doncaster 16.5f Sft 2HcH 11-12 1/8 Irish Roe (3½L) 14/1 140 144
23 Nov 19 Asc Ascot 19.5f Sft HG2 11-0 6/6 If The Cap Fits (42L) 66/1 142 123
27 Apr 19 San Sandown 21.5f Gd HG2 11-0 5/7 Younevercall (36L) 20/1 142 127
16 Feb 19 Asc Ascot 15.5f GS HcHG3 11-2 3/14 Al Dancer (6¼L) 100/1 140 143
1 Jan 19 Fak Fakenham 20f Gd 4SlH 11-7 2/3 Cliffside Park (1¾L) 2/11F 143 122
2
Malaya silk
C
Malaya
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 31 in the last 14 days (26%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 12 wins from 48 in the last 14 days (25%)
Took the Imperial Cup at Sandown last March; form franked, but she has posted regressive RPR’s in her four starts since. Now just two pounds above that last winning mark, but those recent efforts have not suggested that a win was imminent.
Claims on useful 2m/2m3f form here and at Sandown last spring; 2lb higher than latter win
10-360
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 138
Days: 70
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Dec 19 San Sandown 16f Hy HcHL 11-5 10/13 Mack The Man (30L) 11/2 140 118
22 Nov 19 Asc Ascot 15.5f Sft 2HcH 11-11 6/9 Not So Sleepy (25L) 9/1 142 124
19 Oct 19 Mar Market Rasen 17f GS 3NvCh 10-9 3/5 Rouge Vif (10½L) 7/2 142 127
13 Apr 19 Ayr Ayr 16f Gd HcHG2 10-12 12/14 Verdana Blue (21L) 7/1 142 134
9 Mar 19 San Sandown 16f Sft HcHG3 10-2 1/13 Monsieur Lecoq (1¼L) 7/1 136 144
16 Feb 19 Asc Ascot 19.5f GS 2HcH 11-1 4/10 Brio Conti (5¾L) 20/1 137 142
3
Jolly's Cracked It silk
C
w2
Jolly's Cracked It t
J: Sean Bowen
T: Harry Fry
C
4 x Course Winner - Won 4 times before at this course
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
Has gained four of his five career wins at this venue, the most recent of those coming back in November 2018. Creditable third behind Thomas Darby in a course and distance Grade 3 latest; each-way contender once again off the same mark.
Has won 4 times over 1m7f here; not obviously ahead of mark when 3rd over C&D latest
05P-03
Age: 11
Weight: 11-4
OR: 135
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Asc Ascot 19.5f Hy HcHG3 10-10 t 3/8 Thomas Darby (7L) 14/1 135 134
2 Nov 19 Asc Ascot 15.5f GS HcHL 11-7 t1 11/15 Gumball (20L) 10/1 140 126
16 Mar 19 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Hy 2HcH 11-9 PU/18 Poker Play () 20/1 142 -
16 Feb 19 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f Gd HG2 11-2 5/5 Grand Sancy (15L) 12/1 145 139
22 Dec 18 Asc Ascot 15.5f Sft HcHG3 11-12 13/21 Mohaayed (20L) 12/1 147 135
23 Nov 18 Asc Ascot 15.5f Gd 2HcH 11-12 1/8 Chatez (6L) 7/1 138 147
4
Myplaceatmidnight silk
Myplaceatmidnight
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr
T: Neil King
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 4 wins from 16 in the last 14 days (25%)
Recorded a career-best RPR when second at Taunton last time out. The winner has gone in again since, so the form looks strong, and in-form Jonjo O’Neill Jr now takes over. Each-way protagonist, but others rate as stronger win contenders.
Solid form when 2nd to subsequent big winner at Taunton (2m3f, heavy); up 2lb; thereabouts
F-5252
Age: 8
Weight: 11-4
OR: 135
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Tau Taunton 19f Hy 2HcH 11-9 2/10 Limited Reserve (3L) 4/1 133 136
26 Dec 19 Wcn Wincanton 21.5f Hy 2HcH 11-0 5/8 Third Wind (15L) 8/1 134 127
21 Nov 19 Wcn Wincanton 20f GS 3HcH 11-12 2/13 Midnight Midge (3L) 16/1 133 133
4 May 19 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Gd 3HcH 11-12 5/7 Forecast (23L) 2/1F 135 127
12 Apr 19 Ayr Ayr 24.5f Gd 3NvHcH 11-12 F/7 Aye Right () 11/4F 135 -
11 Mar 19 Plu Plumpton 20.5f Sft 4NvH 11-9 1/6 Alrightjack (3½L) 4/6F 131 128
5
Air Horse One silk
CD
D
BF
Air Horse One tb
J: Bryan Carver 5
T: Harry Fry
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Wide-margin winner of a handicap hurdle at Ffos Las in November; first-time headgear applied, but he has been a beaten favourite in both starts since that success; behind Myplaceatmidnight latest. Questions to answer on the back of that run.
Won this in 2017; back to form at around 2m3f of late; likely more needed for win purposes
-05143
Age: 9
Weight: 11-4
OR: 135
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Tau Taunton 19f Hy 2HcH 11-7 tb 3/10 Limited Reserve (6½L) 9/5F 136 137
14 Dec 19 Her Hereford 19.5f Sft 2HcH 11-7 tb 4/5 Burrows Park (25L) 6/4F 137 118
28 Nov 19 Ffo Ffos Las 20f Hy 3HcH 11-12 tb1 1/5 Iron Horse (30L) 6/4F 128 142
4 Nov 19 Plu Plumpton 20.5f Hy 3HcH 11-11 tp 5/9 Dan McGrue (15½L) 8/1 131 124
2 May 19 Pun Punchestown 24f Gd/Y HcH 11-2 tp1 11/23 My Sister Sarah (28L) 25/1 132 111
16 Mar 19 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Hy 2HcH 11-3 PU/18 Poker Play () 20/1 139 -
6
The Con Man silk
D
The Con Man
J: Brian Hughes
T: Donald McCain
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Useful sort who occupied the runner-up berth in his first two starts this season; behind the smart Marie’s Rock at Haydock in December. Deservedly got his head back in front at Kelso latest, and he should have improvement still to come.
Ahead of mark when winning at Kelso (2m5f, soft); up 7lb; this will take much more winning
11-221
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
OR: 135
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Jan 20 Kel Kelso 21f Sft 2HcH 10-5 1/6 Mcgowan's Pass (6½L) 11/10F 128 136
30 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 19f Sft 3HcH 11-0 2/11 Flinck (3L) 9/4F 123 132
4 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 15.5f Sft 2H 11-5 2/7 Marie's Rock (5L) 9/1 131 127
2 Dec 18 Crl Carlisle 20f Hy 4NvH 10-12 1/10 Garrettstown (5L) 3/1 - 120
29 Apr 18 Mnk Monksgrange 24f Sft/Hy MdPTP 12-2 1/10 Old Rascals (6L) 4/5F - 92
7
Fleur Irlandaise silk
Fleur Irlandaise
J: Jack Quinlan
T: Nick Littmoden
Shock 100/1 winner of a handicap hurdle at Kempton in November and she has generally held her form since that success; 50/1 fifth in a Grade 2 at Doncaster latest. Should appreciate the return to handicaps, but others look better-treated.
Has won on soft; more to do than when winning 2m5f handicap in November when 5lb lower
141345
Age: 5
Weight: 11-2
OR: 133
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Jan 20 Don Doncaster 16.5f GS HG2M 11-0 5/6 Lady Buttons (7¾L) 50/1 134 132
4 Jan 20 San Sandown 20f Sft HLM 11-0 4/4 Silver Forever (19½L) 10/1 134 120
25 Nov 19 Kem Kempton 24.5f GS HLM 10-12 3/6 Papagana (11L) 8/1 134 132
11 Nov 19 Kem Kempton 21f Gd 2HcH 11-1 1/11 Morning Vicar (4L) 100/1 128 126
30 Oct 19 Fak Fakenham 16.5f Gd 3NvCh 10-0 4/5 Nube Negra (38L) 20/1 128 86
29 Aug 19 Die Dieppe 17f Sft 4yH 10-1 1/13 Galouska (2L) 9/2 - -
8
Garo De Juilley silk
D
Garo De Juilley t
J: Paddy Brennan
T: Sophie Leech
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Has failed to win from his six starts over fences, but he has shown some useful form in that sphere; 40/1 fourth in a Cheltenham handicap latest. Now back hurdling for the first time since struggling in Chepstow’s Silver Trophy; best watched.
Chance at weights on old hurdle form at this trip; no joy over fences on recent starts
92P444
Age: 8
Weight: 11-1
OR: 132
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2NvHcCh 10-13 t 4/12 Simply The Betts (18L) 40/1 134 133
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft NvChG2 11-0 t 4/6 Midnight Shadow (16L) 33/1 134 138
14 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2NvCh 11-0 t 4/6 Mister Fisher (24L) 33/1 134 134
9 Nov 19 Wcn Wincanton 20f GS NvChG2 11-2 t PU/5 Reserve Tank () 16/1 134 -
26 Oct 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Hy 2NvCh 11-3 t 2/6 Slate House (11L) 8/1 134 140
12 Oct 19 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Sft HcHG3 10-12 t 9/16 Flash The Steel (20L) 25/1 137 126
9
Eden Du Houx silk
C
w2
Eden Du Houx t
J: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (0%)
Listed bumper winner at this venue in December 2018. Steadily progressive in his three hurdling starts this campaign, making all to land a novice hurdle at Chepstow latest; front two well clear of the remainder. This opening mark not excessive.
Won Irish point and both bumpers; powerful display in Chepstow novice latest; big player
11-241
Age: 6
Weight: 10-13
OR: 130
Days: 15
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Jan 20 Chp Chepstow 16f Hy 4NvH 11-4 t 1/8 Mario De Pail (shd) 6/5F 126 124
17 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft NvHG2 11-0 t1 4/5 Hang In There (19½L) 6/1 - 121
23 Oct 19 Fon Fontwell 19f Sft 5MdH 11-2 2/14 I K Brunel (6L) 8/11F - 117
21 Dec 18 Asc Ascot 15.5f Sft NHFL 11-4 1/11 Imperial Alcazar (1¼L) 8/1 - 116
3 Dec 18 Plu Plumpton 18f Sft 5NHF 11-2 1/11 On The Slopes (2L) 6/4F - 113
29 Apr 18 Mnk Monksgrange 24f Sft/Hy 4yMdPTP 11-11 1/8 Tactical Move (4L) 8/1 - 94
10
Dorking Boy silk
Dorking Boy ht
J: Stan Sheppard
T: Tom Lacey
Gained back-to-back handicap hurdle wins at the end of last year, but he came up short when bidding for the hat-trick at Huntingdon latest. Possibly found the three-mile trip against him there though; not ruled out if back to his best.
Progressive before outstayed over 3m1f latest; may well have more to come
632114
Age: 6
Weight: 10-10
OR: 127
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Jan 20 Hun Huntingdon 25f Sft 2HcH 10-13 ht 4/14 Phoenix Way (7¼L) 6/1 128 126
28 Dec 19 Nby Newbury 20.5f Sft 2HcH 10-2 ht 1/12 The Wolf (1¾L) 13/2 123 127
28 Nov 19 Tau Taunton 16.5f GS 4HcH 11-9 ht 1/16 Bard Of Brittany (2¼L) 9/2 115 123
2 Nov 19 Asc Ascot 19.5f GS 4NvHcH 11-1 t 2/13 Mason Jar (7L) 12/1 112 118
20 Sep 19 Nab Newton Abbot 21.5f Gd 4NvH 10-12 ht 3/6 Ruthless Article (24L) 4/1 - 100
31 Aug 19 Nab Newton Abbot 17f Gd 3NvH 10-12 ht1 6/11 Highly Prized (40L) 11/4 - 78
11
Distingo silk
Distingo v
J: Joshua Moore
T: Gary Moore
Remains without a win since March 2018; losing run at nine. Held in both starts so far this campaign, and those efforts have brought his record in handicaps in this sphere to a modest 0-8. Visor now reapplied but others have far less to prove.
Never really hacked it in handicaps and needs a turnaround from the step up to 2m3f
00U-65
Age: 7
Weight: 10-10
OR: 127
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Jan 20 San Sandown 16f Sft 2HcH 10-11 5/11 Mill Green (13L) 12/1 130 124
7 Dec 19 San Sandown 16f Hy HcHL 10-11 6/13 Mack The Man (11½L) 50/1 132 131
25 Feb 19 Plu Plumpton 16f Gd 3HcH 11-12 v UR/5 Brandon Castle () 8/1 132 -
16 Feb 19 Asc Ascot 15.5f GS HcHG3 11-2 p 12/14 Al Dancer (29L) 50/1 135 118
9 Jan 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 11f St/Slw 5Hc 9-7 p 8/12 My Brother Mike (6½L) 5/1 70 67
27 Dec 18 Kem Kempton 16f GS 3HcH 11-9 v 10/12 Eddiemaurice (49L) 7/1 136 106
12
Le Milos silk
Le Milos
J: Alan Johns
T: Tim Vaughan
Ran right up to some of his best form when fourth at Catterick last time out. Runs off a pound lower today, and the forecast rainfall will suit, but both starts in this grade thus far have resulted in heavy defeats; watching brief advised.
Dual winner at 2m (soft) and 2m5f (good) in 2019; vulnerable in handicaps this winter
8-1304
Age: 5
Weight: 10-7
OR: 124
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Jan 20 Cat Catterick 19.5f Sft 3HcH 11-7 4/8 Annsam (9¾L) 9/1 125 122
16 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 21f Sft 2HcH 10-12 10/10 Jatiluwih (18½L) 25/1 125 115
6 Oct 19 Kel Kelso 21f Sft 4NvH 11-3 3/7 Mr Muldoon (2L) 2/1J 125 125
18 Sep 19 Kel Kelso 21f Gd 4NvH 10-10 1/6 Glorious Lady (1¼L) 11/10F 125 120
31 Mar 19 Asc Ascot 15.5f Gd 24yHcHM 11-6 8/15 Legal History (16L) 25/1 127 115
9 Mar 19 San Sandown 16f Sft 34yHcH 11-10 h1 1/6 The Knot Is Tied (4L) 20/1 118 122
13
Prudhomme silk
w2
Prudhomme t 1
J: Chester Williams 5
T: Nick Williams
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
Made a winning hurdles debut at Uttoxeter in October. Bounced back from a poor run at Ffos Las when fifth on his handicap debut at Taunton last time out. A pound lower today, but this represents a step up in class; improvement required.
Didn't find much at 2m3f latest but fitting a tongue-tie could help; others achieved more
21-145
Age: 5
Weight: 10-7
OR: 124
Days: 39
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Jan 20 Tau Taunton 19f Sft 3HcH 10-9 5/11 Earth Moor (9L) 5/1 125 125
10 Nov 19 Ffo Ffos Las 16f Sft 4NvH 10-13 4/9 Holly James (16L) 2/7F - 97
18 Oct 19 Utt Uttoxeter 16f Sft 4NvH 10-7 1/13 Thor De Cerisy (1¼L) 7/2 - 119
7 Apr 19 Ffo Ffos Las 16f Sft 4NHF 10-7 1/8 Exelerator Express (5L) 7/4F - 113
16 Jan 19 Nby Newbury 16.5f Gd 5NHF 10-4 2/12 The Macon Lugnatic (nk) 9/2 - 102
6 Dec 18 Wcn Wincanton 15.5f Gd 53yNHF 10-9 UR/14 Fearless () 6/1 - -
14
Clondaw Cian silk
D
Clondaw Cian p
J: Connor Brace 3
T: Sophie Leech
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 3 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (27%)
Strike-rate of 3-29 shows that he is far from the easiest horse to win with, but he went close at Auteuil on his penultimate outing. Disappointed on his reappearance at Sandown latest though, and his record in this grade or higher now reads 0-13.
Ran well over hurdles in France in September; losing run goes back to 2016
532526
Age: 10
Weight: 10-6
OR: 123
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Feb 20 San Sandown 23.5f Hy HcHG3 10-1 p 6/17 Limited Reserve (18L) 50/1 125 113
17 Sep 19 Aut Auteuil 19.5f VSft HcH 11-1 p 2/14 Take Two (½L) 10/1 - 122
22 Aug 19 Cla Clairefontaine 22.5f Sft HcChL 10-7 p 5/17 Viking De Balme (13½L) 74/10 - 109
1 Jul 19 Cla Clairefontaine 19.5f VSft HcCh 10-7 p 2/18 Allegro Des Isles (13L) 29/1 - 107
17 Jun 19 Cla Clairefontaine 19.5f VSft Ch 11-0 p 3/7 Cavisto (4½L) 35/1 - 109
25 May 19 Com Compiegne 18f VSft H 10-10 p 5/9 Hell Boy (24L) 75/1 - 102
15
Nordano silk
Nordano p
J: Aidan Coleman
T: Neil King
Gained two juvenile hurdle wins earlier this campaign, and he has held his own in stronger company since; chased home the potentially useful Goshen at this venue latest. Now starts life in handicaps in this sphere off a featherweight; interesting.
Good 2m juvenile form, including on heavy; different task here but should stay 2m3f
113432
Age: 4
Weight: 10-0
OR: 127
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
18 Jan 20 Asc Ascot 15.5f Hy 34yH 11-8 p 2/5 Goshen (11L) 14/1 126 124
27 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 16f Hy 3yHG1 11-0 p1 3/8 Allmankind (18L) 20/1 123 122
16 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft 3yHG2 10-12 4/10 Allmankind (14L) 9/1 123 117
1 Nov 19 Wet Wetherby 16f Sft 3yHL 10-12 3/9 Langer Dan (4L) 5/2F 123 109
12 Oct 19 Chp Chepstow 16f Sft 43yH 11-4 1/7 Catch The Cuban (3L) 5/2 - 105
2 Oct 19 Hun Huntingdon 16f Gd 43yH 10-12 1/14 Chocks Away (3L) 9/1 - 100
Verdict

Dorking Boy is respected but classy bumper winner EDEN DU HOUX is going the right way over hurdles and has plenty more to offer.

Verdict silk image
Eden Du Houx

Betting Forecast:

9/2 The Con Man,

5/1 Eden Du Houx,

13/2 Dorking Boy,

8/1 Nordano,

9/1 Prudhomme,

10/1 Malaya,

Jolly's Cracked It,

Myplaceatmidnight,

12/1 Air Horse One,

16/1 Blu Cavalier,

20/1 Fleur Irlandaise,

Garo De Juilley,

Distingo,

Le Milos,

33/1 Clondaw Cian

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