CHELTENHAM
18 March 2021
Thursday 18th March

ITV Racing Tips

13:20 13:55 14:30 15:05 15:40 16:15

Hexham Tips

12:40 13:10 13:45 14:20 14:55 15:30 16:05

Cheltenham Tips

13:20 13:55 14:30 15:05 15:40 16:15 16:50

Doncaster Tips

13:35 14:10 14:45 15:20 15:55 16:30 17:05

Chelmsford (AW) Tips

16:40 17:25 17:55 18:25 18:55 19:25 19:55 20:25
Yellow underlined races have a myracing selection

Ryanair Chase (Registered as The Festival Trophy) (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 2m 4f 127y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Cheltenham
Runners
11

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Allaho silk
D
Allaho t 1
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: W P Mullins
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Thurles win sets him up perfectly for another crack at the Festival; should go very well
13-641
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 162
Days: 50
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Jan 21 Thu Thurles 20f Sft/Hy ChG2 11-5 1/7 Elimay (3L) 10/11F 160 164
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 4/14 A Plus Tard (20L) 7/1 160 151
6 Dec 20 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Hy ChG1 11-12 6/7 Min (34L) 11/4 160 130
11 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24.5f Sft NvChG1 11-4 3/10 Champ (2L) 5/2F 152 166
25 Jan 20 Fai Fairyhouse 21.5f Y/Sft Ch 11-12 1/9 Milan Native (21L) 2/5F - 164
28 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 21f Y Ch 11-12 2/10 Easy Game (1¼L) 11/8F - 146
2
Chris's Dream silk
D
Chris's Dream
J: Robbie Power
T: Henry De Bromhead
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 8 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (27%)
Form figures in Grade 1 races read 95P025, well-held fifth on last appearance
110-25
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 164
Days: 102
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Dec 20 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Hy ChG1 11-12 5/7 Min (23L) 11/2 164 141
31 Oct 20 Dro Down Royal 24f Y ChG1 11-12 2/9 The Storyteller (nk) 5/2F 164 163
13 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 10/12 Al Boum Photo (18½L) 20/1 165 154
15 Feb 20 Gow Gowran Park 20f Hy ChG2 11-8 1/7 Shattered Love (2¼L) 3/1 160 167
24 Nov 19 Nav Navan 24f Sft HcCh 11-7 1/23 Fitzhenry (9½L) 9/2F 146 167
30 Apr 19 Pun Punchestown 24.5f Y/Sft NvChG1 11-10 PU/8 Delta Work () 12/1 147 -
4
Fakir D'oudairies silk
C
D
Fakir D'oudairies
J: Mark Walsh
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Sole attempt over 2m4f resulted in a success in last season's Drinmore; interesting
22-2P2
Age: 6
Weight: 11-10
OR: 162
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 17.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 2/6 Chacun Pour Soi (8L) 28/1 159 166
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 PU/14 A Plus Tard () 12/1 160 -
21 Nov 20 Naa Naas 16f Sft/Hy ChG2 11-12 2/4 Notebook (12L) 7/4 160 158
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft NvChG1 11-4 2/11 Put The Kettle On (1½L) 3/1 154 165
26 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 17f Y NvChG1 11-5 2/5 Notebook (1½L) 11/8 157 154
1 Dec 19 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Sft NvChG1 11-2 1/5 Ronald Pump (22L) 6/4F - 158
5
Fanion D'Estruval silk
Fanion D'Estruval
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 6 wins from 22 in the last 14 days (27%)
Goes back up in trip; unexposed at 2m4f but this looks a stiff assignment
5-2F44
Age: 6
Weight: 11-10
OR: 157
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS ChG2 11-0 4/6 Sceau Royal (15½L) 100/30 157 157
23 Jan 21 Asc Ascot 17f Sft ChG1 11-7 4/8 First Flow (9L) 10/1 154 163
11 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft ChG2 11-0 F/8 Mister Fisher () 100/30 154 -
13 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f GS 2HcCh 11-12 2/9 Magic Saint (2¼L) 5/1 150 160
27 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 16f Sft NvChG2 11-0 5/6 Global Citizen (4¾L) 6/4F 149 152
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 16.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-1 1/8 Sully D'Oc AA (6L) 6/1 137 155
6
Imperial Aura silk
C
D
BF
Imperial Aura t
J: David Bass
T: Kim Bailey
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 6 starts at this distance (67%)
Unseated early last time but progressive otherwise; scored at this meeting last year
21-11U
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 163
Days: 68
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jan 21 Kem Kempton 20.5f GS ChG2 11-6 t UR/4 Master Tommytucker () EvensF 163 -
21 Nov 20 Asc Ascot 21f Sft ChG2 11-5 t 1/4 Itchy Feet (5L) 13/8F 157 167
1 Nov 20 Crl Carlisle 20f Hy ChL 11-6 t1 1/6 Windsor Avenue (2½L) 7/4F 157 161
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvHcChL 11-5 1/20 Galvin (3¼L) 4/1J 143 162
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2NvHcCh 11-1 2/12 Simply The Betts (1½L) 5/1F 136 157
13 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 25.5f GS 2NvCh 11-6 2/5 Pym (8L) 6/1 136 147
7
Kalashnikov silk
D
Kalashnikov tp 1
J: Jack Quinlan
T: Amy Murphy
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 21 in the last 14 days (0%)
Creditable efforts in the Peterborough Chase and Denman Chase; this is a hotter race
85-723
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 159
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Nby Newbury 23.5f GS ChG2 11-0 3/7 Secret Investor (5L) 100/30 159 164
11 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft ChG2 11-0 2/8 Mister Fisher (1¾L) 5/2F 159 162
21 Nov 20 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HcHG3 11-12 7/17 Main Fact (13½L) 22/1 155 148
8 Feb 20 Nby Newbury 16.5f Gd ChG2 11-3 p1 5/6 Altior (23L) 5/1 161 147
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-12 8/12 Oldgrangewood (37L) 3/1F 161 138
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS 2HcCh 11-12 2/12 Oldgrangewood (nse) 13/8F 155 166
8
Melon silk
Melon p
J: B J Cooper
T: W P Mullins
Festival form figures read 2222; went very close in last year's Marsh; solid contender
42-335
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 165
Days: 39
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 24.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 5/5 Kemboy (8¾L) 7/2 166 160
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 3/14 A Plus Tard (2L) 25/1 159 168
6 Dec 20 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Hy ChG1 11-12 p 3/7 Min (7½L) 22/1 159 157
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 p 2/12 Samcro (nse) 14/1 151 164
1 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 17f Y NvChG1 11-10 4/6 Notebook (20L) 4/1 - 139
27 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 17f Sft Ch 11-12 1/8 Gallant John Joe (2¼L) 5/4F - 152
9
Min silk
CD
D
Min
J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 6 wins from 7 starts at this distance (86%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 6 wins from 22 in the last 14 days (27%)
Seven Grade 1 wins include this race in 2020; soon beaten after a bad mistake latest start
121-1P
Age: 10
Weight: 11-10
OR: 168
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 17.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 PU/6 Chacun Pour Soi () 4/1 169 -
6 Dec 20 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Hy ChG1 11-12 1/7 Tornado Flyer (1L) 13/8F 169 164
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft ChG1 11-10 1/8 Saint Calvados (nk) 2/1 170 172
1 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 17f Y ChG1 11-10 2/7 Chacun Pour Soi (3¾L) 7/4 171 171
8 Dec 19 Pun Punchestown 20f Sft ChG1 11-10 1/9 Hardline (2¼L) 8/11F 171 164
30 Apr 19 Pun Punchestown 16f Y ChG1 11-13 2/6 Un De Sceaux (4L) 8/13F 172 171
10
Mister Fisher silk
CD
Mister Fisher
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Going Specialist - 3 wins from 4 starts on this ground (75%)
Won the rescheduled Peterborough Chase here three months ago; largely progressive
114-P1
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 162
Days: 97
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft ChG2 11-3 1/8 Kalashnikov (1¾L) 9/2 155 168
14 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 11-9 PU/16 Coole Cody () 11/2 155 -
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 4/12 Samcro (4¼L) 7/1 153 160
25 Jan 20 Don Doncaster 16.5f GS NvChG2 11-3 1/4 Al Dancer (1L) 6/5F 148 157
14 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2NvCh 11-0 1/6 Good Boy Bobby (1¼L) 15/8F 144 153
20 Nov 19 War Warwick 16.5f Sft 3NvCh 11-2 2/5 Torpillo (3L) 2/1 144 150
13
Samcro silk
CD
C
D
Samcro t
J: Jack Kennedy
T: Mrs Denise Foster
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
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts at this distance (60%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 7 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (27%)
2-2 at Cheltenham, winning the 2018 Ballymore and 2020 Marsh; has to enter calculations
F21-3P
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 160
Days: 80
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 t PU/14 A Plus Tard () 18/1 160 -
31 Oct 20 Dro Down Royal 19.5f Y ChG2 12-0 t 3/5 Battleoverdoyen (6¼L) 2/1 160 162
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 t 1/12 Melon (nse) 4/1 157 165
26 Dec 19 Lim Limerick 19.5f Hy NvChG1 11-10 t 2/7 Faugheen (10L) 4/6F - 157
1 Dec 19 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Sft NvChG1 11-10 t F/5 Fakir D'oudairies () 13/8 - 163
1 Nov 19 Dro Down Royal 19.5f Sft Ch 11-12 t1 1/7 Trappist Monk (17L) 1/3F - 140
14
Tornado Flyer silk
D
Tornado Flyer
J: Danny Mullins
T: W P Mullins
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
1l defeat by Min may slightly flatter him; 0-7 in Grade 1 contests over jumps
5-2254
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 162
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 17.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 4/6 Chacun Pour Soi (15½L) 20/1 161 159
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 5/14 A Plus Tard (37L) 12/1 160 134
6 Dec 20 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Hy ChG1 11-12 2/7 Min (1L) 12/1 153 163
14 Nov 20 Pun Punchestown 19.5f Sft/Hy HcCh 11-10 2/17 Daly Tiger (4½L) 5/2F 150 161
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 5/12 Samcro (9L) 10/1 149 155
2 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 21f Y NvChG1 11-10 3/7 Faugheen (6½L) 11/1 148 157
3
Dashel Drasher silk
C
D
Dashel Drasher
J: Matt Griffiths
T: Jeremy Scott
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 5 wins from 6 starts at this distance (83%)
1-3111
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 162
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Feb 21 Asc Ascot 21f Sft ChG1 11-7 1/5 Master Tommytucker (2L) 4/1 158 171
23 Jan 21 Asc Ascot 21f Sft 2HcCh 11-10 1/14 Bennys King (1¼L) 6/1 152 163
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 21f Hy 2Ch 11-7 1/3 Itchy Feet (2L) 11/2 143 162
21 Nov 20 Hay Haydock 21.5f Sft 2Ch 11-8 3/6 Master Tommytucker (33L) 4/1 145 132
4 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 21.5f Sft 2NvCh 11-0 1/4 Champagne Mystery (7L) 10/11F 145 150
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS NvChG2 11-1 UR/6 Champ () 8/1 145 -
11
Real Steel silk
D
Real Steel t
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
1P6-3P
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 161
Days: 82
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 t1 PU/9 Frodon () 22/1 163 -
21 Nov 20 Asc Ascot 21f Sft ChG2 11-7 3/4 Imperial Aura (7½L) 3/1 166 163
13 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 6/12 Al Boum Photo (7¼L) 50/1 164 166
15 Feb 20 Gow Gowran Park 20f Hy ChG2 11-8 PU/7 Chris's Dream () EvensF 164 -
19 Jan 20 Thu Thurles 20.5f Y ChG2 11-8 1/5 Footpad (14L) 2/1 160 166
8 Dec 19 Pun Punchestown 20f Sft ChG1 11-10 4/9 Min (3¾L) 11/2 160 159
12
Saint Calvados silk
C
Saint Calvados p
J: Non Runner
T: Harry Whittington
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
422-4U
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 167
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Feb 21 San Sandown 24f Hy ChG2 11-0 UR/6 Native River () 11/2 167 -
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 4/9 Frodon (8½L) 14/1 167 165
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft ChG1 11-10 2/8 Min (nk) 16/1 161 171
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-8 2/12 Oldgrangewood (nse) 8/1 157 167
17 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft ChG2 11-4 4/4 Defi Du Seuil (6¼L) 85/40 159 160
26 Oct 19 Chl Cheltenham 16f Hy 2HcCh 11-12 1/11 Vaniteux (1L) 5/2F 155 165
Verdict

In a wide-open renewal, FAKIR D'OUDAIRIES is first choice ahead of Melon and Imperial Aura.

Verdict silk image
Fakir D'oudairies

Betting Forecast:

9/2 Allaho,

5/1 Min,

13/2 Imperial Aura,

Melon,

7/1 Mister Fisher,

8/1 Fakir D'oudairies,

10/1 Samcro,

16/1 Dashel Drasher,

20/1 Real Steel,

25/1 Chris's Dream,

33/1 Kalashnikov,

Tornado Flyer,

50/1 Fanion D'Estruval

No tips currently available.

Sign Up To The Email Newsletter To Receive Our Selections

18+. Begambleaware.org

Sign Up To The Email Newsletter To Receive Our Selections

Which Weekly email(s) would you like to receive?

18+. Begambleaware.org

Submitted Successfully
Please Gamble Responsibly