CHELTENHAM
18 March 2021
Thursday 18th March

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Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 2m 7f 213y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Cheltenham
Runners
15

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Weather
Cloudy

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Bacardys silk
Bacardys t
J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 6 wins from 22 in the last 14 days (27%)
5l third at 33-1 to Lisnagar Oscar last year but unlikely to pose a serious threat
43-4P5
Age: 10
Weight: 11-10
OR: 153
Days: 49
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Jan 21 Gow Gowran Park 24f Hy HG2 11-10 t1 5/10 Sams Profile (23L) 18/1 153 140
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HG1 11-12 PU/7 Flooring Porter () 12/1 154 -
29 Nov 20 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Sft HG1 11-12 4/6 Honeysuckle (4L) 14/1 155 155
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HG1 11-10 3/15 Lisnagar Oscar (5L) 33/1 157 155
28 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HG1 11-10 4/7 Apple's Jade (23L) 6/4J 157 139
1 Dec 19 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Y/Sft HG1 11-10 2/6 Honeysuckle (9L) 5/1 157 159
2
Beacon Edge silk
Beacon Edge
J: Sean Flanagan
T: Noel Meade
Progressive 7yo who won 2m5f Grade 2 last time; needs more today and is untested at 3m
-11331
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 155
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Nav Navan 21f Hy HG2 11-8 1/6 Fury Road (nk) 15/8 154 157
31 Jan 21 Naa Naas 15.5f Hy HG3 11-10 3/5 Bachasson (5¾L) 5/4F 154 153
29 Nov 20 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Sft HG1 11-12 3/6 Honeysuckle (¾L) 11/2 149 158
25 Oct 20 Gal Galway 20.5f Sft HG3 11-6 1/4 Minella Melody (4¾L) 10/11F 142 151
9 Oct 20 Dpt Downpatrick 19f Y H 12-0 1/6 Rocky Court (9L) 4/11F 142 131
8 Mar 20 Naa Naas 16f Y/Sft NvHL 11-6 2/7 Cedarwood Road (nk) 7/4F 142 142
3
Flooring Porter silk
D
Flooring Porter t
J: Danny Mullins
T: Gavin Cromwell
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 6 starts at this distance (67%)
Impressed in Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown and could be tough to catch
-13211
Age: 6
Weight: 11-10
OR: 160
Days: 80
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HG1 11-12 t 1/7 The Storyteller (6L) 11/1 150 164
5 Dec 20 Nav Navan 24.5f Sft HcH 10-6 t 1/20 The Bosses Oscar (12L) 22/1 136 164
3 Oct 20 Gow Gowran Park 24f Gd HcH 11-4 t 2/12 Streets Of Doyen (5L) 3/1 131 145
31 Jul 20 Gal Galway 23f Sft HcH 10-5 t 3/18 Great White Shark (9L) 8/1 130 133
20 Jul 20 Gow Gowran Park 24.5f Gd HcH 11-10 t 1/13 Cusp Of Carabelli (½L) 15/2 122 131
16 Feb 20 Nav Navan 23f Hy HcH 11-6 t 2/15 Seskinane (4¾L) 10/1 119 128
4
Fury Road silk
D
BF
Fury Road t
J: Jack Kennedy
T: Mrs Denise Foster
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 7 wins from 26 in the last 14 days (27%)
Something to find but peaked at the Festival last year and that form has worked out well
43-142
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 156
Days: 25
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Nav Navan 21f Hy HG2 11-10 t 2/6 Beacon Edge (nk) 11/8F 151 159
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HG1 11-12 t 4/7 Flooring Porter (9¼L) 13/8F 151 154
15 Nov 20 Pun Punchestown 21.5f Hy HG2 11-10 t 1/5 Dewcup (3½L) 4/11F 151 152
13 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft NvHG1 11-5 t 3/19 Monkfish (nk) 5/1 144 152
1 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 22f Y NvHG1 11-10 t 4/8 Latest Exhibition (5¼L) 9/4F 144 144
27 Dec 19 Lim Limerick 23f Hy NvHG2 11-6 t 1/8 Well Set Up (1L) EvensF - 143
5
If The Cap Fits silk
D
If The Cap Fits tp 1
J: Daryl Jacob
T: Harry Fry
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 7 starts on this ground (57%)
Grade 1 hurdle winner in April 2019; each-way possibilities now back over hurdles
5-1232
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 158
Days: 54
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jan 21 Tau Taunton 28.5f Sft 2Ch 11-0 2/6 Yala Enki (5L) 9/4 152 157
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f GS NvChG1 11-7 p 3/7 Shan Blue (7½L) 4/1 160 149
8 Nov 20 San Sandown 24f Gd ChL 10-10 2/3 Pym (2½L) 2/5F 162 147
18 Oct 20 Ffo Ffos Las 21f GS 3NvCh 11-3 1/3 Fiddlerontheroof (7½L) 85/40 162 157
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HG2 11-6 p 5/8 Paisley Park (7½L) 11/4 166 152
23 Nov 19 Asc Ascot 19.5f Sft HG2 11-6 p 1/6 Call Me Lord (½L) 3/1 160 161
6
Lil Rockerfeller silk
C
D
Lil Rockerfeller v 1
J: Bryony Frost
T: Neil King
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Second in this in 2017 but doesn't appear to be the same force nowadays; others preferred
323-22
Age: 10
Weight: 11-10
OR: 148
Days: 61
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Jan 21 Mar Market Rasen 23f Hy 2H 11-0 p 2/8 On The Blind Side (nk) 16/5 149 149
27 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd 2HcH 11-12 p 2/12 Hill Sixteen (1L) 22/1 145 151
23 Nov 19 Asc Ascot 19.5f Sft HG2 11-0 b 3/6 If The Cap Fits (11½L) 20/1 149 145
12 Oct 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Sft 2HcCh 11-5 p 2/7 Ballyoptic (9L) 3/1F 145 146
18 Aug 19 Sth Southwell 20.5f Gd 2HcCh 11-12 p 3/7 Royal Village (3¾L) 7/4F 145 145
31 Jul 19 Goo Goodwood 20.5f Gd 2Hc 9-4 b 6/19 Timoshenko (5¼L) 4/1F 99 101
7
Lisnagar Oscar silk
CD
D
w2
Lisnagar Oscar
J: Harry Skelton
T: Rebecca Curtis
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
Won this at 50-1 last year; the form is open to question but he might not be far away
31-472
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 159
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Feb 21 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HG2 11-8 2/8 Third Wind (¾L) 6/1 159 157
27 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd HG2 11-6 7/10 Thyme Hill (22L) 12/1 160 146
31 Oct 20 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft HG2 11-6 4/8 Roksana (15L) 9/2 160 150
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HG1 11-10 1/15 Ronald Pump (2L) 50/1 146 160
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HG2 11-3 3/8 Paisley Park (4½L) 50/1 140 151
11 Jan 20 War Warwick 25f Sft 2HcH 11-0 p1 F/14 Silver Sheen () 11/1 140 -
8
Main Fact silk
D
Main Fact b 1
J: Fergus Gillard
T: David Pipe
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 5 wins from 19 in the last 14 days (26%)
Made it nine wins on the spin in November but no threat in Graded races the next twice
11-174
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 153
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Feb 21 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HG2 11-6 4/8 Third Wind (14½L) 8/1 154 143
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 24.5f Hy HG1 11-7 7/8 Paisley Park (53L) 6/1 154 111
21 Nov 20 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HcHG3 10-11 1/17 Third Wind (2¾L) 13/2 147 154
4 Nov 20 Not Nottingham 16f Sft 4Hc 9-4 1/7 Call My Bluff (3¼L) 4/5F 71 82
27 Oct 20 Cat Catterick 16f Hy 6Hc 9-12 1/11 Let Me Be (11L) 1/3F 60 75
23 Oct 20 Nby Newbury 16f Hy 5Hc 9-0 1/14 Mere Anarchy (3½L) EvensF 60 73
9
Paisley Park silk
CD
D
Paisley Park
J: Aidan Coleman
T: Emma Lavelle
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
D
7 x Distance Winner - Won 7 times before at this distance
Course Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts here (60%)
Distance Specialist - 7 wins from 10 starts at this distance (70%)
Going Specialist - 3 wins from 4 starts on this ground (75%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 6 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (30%)
Won this in 2019; disappointing last year but leading contender in bid to regain his crown
117-21
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 165
Days: 89
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 24.5f Hy HG1 11-7 1/8 Thyme Hill (nk) 9/4 165 165
27 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd HG2 11-6 2/10 Thyme Hill (1½L) 11/4 167 165
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HG1 11-10 7/15 Lisnagar Oscar (14½L) 4/6F 169 152
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HG2 11-6 1/8 Summerville Boy (1¼L) 4/6F 169 162
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 24f GS HG2 11-6 1/5 Thistlecrack (1L) 8/15F 169 161
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS HG1 11-10 1/18 Sam Spinner (2¾L) 11/8F 168 168
10
Reserve Tank silk
Reserve Tank
J: Robbie Power
T: Colin Tizzard
Won two Grade 1 novice hurdles in spring 2019; has to prove he retains that early promise
212P-5
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 145
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Feb 21 Fon Fontwell 19f GS HG2 11-3 5/6 Brewin'upastorm (10½L) 20/1 146 147
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 PU/12 Samcro () 12/1 151 -
30 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 23.5f GS NvChG2 11-7 2/3 Danny Whizzbang (4L) 1/2F 151 151
9 Nov 19 Wcn Wincanton 20f GS NvChG2 11-2 1/5 If You Say Run (3¾L) 4/5F 151 156
12 Oct 19 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Sft NvChL 11-2 2/3 Jarveys Plate (4½L) 4/5F 151 145
3 May 19 Pun Punchestown 20f Gd/Y NvHG1 11-10 1/11 Sams Profile (½L) 13/2 150 155
11
Sam Spinner silk
D
Sam Spinner b 1
J: Henry Brooke
T: Jedd O'Keeffe
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Has struggled this season but not written off each-way given 33-1 second in this in 2019
111-P0
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 157
Days: 111
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd HG2 11-0 p 10/10 Thyme Hill (52L) 22/1 162 113
31 Oct 20 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft ChG2 11-3 p PU/10 Cyrname () 6/1 157 -
14 Dec 19 Don Doncaster 24f Sft NvChG2 11-1 p 1/3 Windsor Avenue (38L) 6/5 159 157
1 Nov 19 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft 4NvCh 11-10 p 1/5 Ardlethen (4L) 8/13F 164 147
16 Oct 19 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS 4NvCh 11-3 p 1/5 Beakstown (3L) 5/4 164 146
6 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 24.5f Gd HG1 11-7 p 8/15 If The Cap Fits (30L) 7/1 164 137
12
Sire Du Berlais silk
CD
Sire Du Berlais tb
J: Mark Walsh
T: Mrs Denise Foster
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Course Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts here (67%)
Has won the last two Pertemps Finals; fine Festival record means he has to be respected
941-13
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 Sft HG1 11-12 tb 3/7 Flooring Porter (6¾L) 11/4 158 157
8 Nov 20 Nav Navan 20f Sft/Hy HG2 11-7 tb 1/8 French Dynamite (½L) 9/2 158 159
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HcHG3 11-12 tb1 1/24 The Storyteller (½L) 10/1 152 164
11 Jan 20 War Warwick 25f Sft 2HcH 11-12 tp 4/14 Silver Sheen (6½L) 16/1 152 154
28 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HcH 12-1 tp 9/25 Treacysenniscorthy (13L) 20/1 150 150
7 Dec 19 Nav Navan 24.5f Sft HcH 11-10 tp 4/16 The Jam Man (15½L) 14/1 150 155
13
The Storyteller silk
C
D
The Storyteller
J: Keith Donoghue
T: Mrs Denise Foster
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (4%)
Grade 1 chase winner; also highly effective over hurdles but best form is over fences
121122
Age: 10
Weight: 11-10
OR: 156
Days: 39
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 24.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 2/5 Kemboy (2L) 20/1 162 167
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HG1 11-12 2/7 Flooring Porter (6L) 7/1 153 158
31 Oct 20 Dro Down Royal 24f Y ChG1 11-12 1/9 Chris's Dream (nk) 9/2 158 163
14 Oct 20 Pun Punchestown 24.5f Y/Sft ChG3 11-2 1/8 Tout Est Permis (7½L) 2/1F 156 165
3 Oct 20 Gow Gowran Park 20f Gd ChG2 11-5 2/5 Easy Game (7L) 2/1 158 159
7 Sep 20 Gal Galway 21.5f Y/Sft H 11-10 1/5 My Sister Sarah (4¾L) 6/5 153 159
14
Vinndication silk
D
BF
Vinndication tp
J: David Bass
T: Kim Bailey
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Enters calculations on chase form but needs to prove he is just as good over hurdles
/14-2U
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 155
Days: 110
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 26f Gd HcChG3 11-11 tp1 UR/18 Cloth Cap () 15/2J 161 -
31 Oct 20 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft ChG2 11-4 t 2/10 Cyrname (2L) 2/1F 161 166
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 25f Sft HcChG3 11-12 t 4/23 The Conditional (2¾L) 11/2J 159 165
2 Nov 19 Asc Ascot 24f GS HcChG3 11-0 t1 1/16 Regal Encore (5L) 2/1F 151 162
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f GS NvChG1 11-4 5/10 Defi Du Seuil (12½L) 11/2 150 156
2 Feb 19 San Sandown 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 3/5 Defi Du Seuil (3¼L) 11/8F 151 159
15
Younevercall silk
w1
Younevercall tp
J: Ciaran Gethings
T: Kim Bailey
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Each-way case can be made on his Ascot fourth; not his true form at Kempton last time
81/24P
Age: 10
Weight: 11-10
OR: 156
Days: 68
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 Jan 21 Kem Kempton 21f Sft HG2 11-0 tp PU/7 McFabulous () 13/2 156 -
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 24.5f Hy HG1 11-7 tp 4/8 Paisley Park (7L) 33/1 156 158
9 Nov 20 Kem Kempton 21f Gd 2HcH 11-12 tp 2/10 Storm Goddess (nse) 7/1 154 157
22 Jun 19 Asc Ascot 21.5f Gd 2 9-2 tp 11/11 Cleonte (39L) 11/2 - 92
27 Apr 19 San Sandown 21.5f Gd HG2 11-0 tp 1/7 On The Blind Side (9L) 9/4F 155 158
22 Dec 18 Asc Ascot 24.5f Sft HG1 11-7 tp1 8/11 Paisley Park (21L) 20/1 157 133
Verdict

2019 winner PAISLEY PARK has bounced back from last year's disappointment and is the one to beat now he's back on song.

Verdict silk image
Paisley Park

Betting Forecast:

9/4 Paisley Park,

9/2 Sire Du Berlais,

8/1 Flooring Porter,

Fury Road,

Vinndication,

10/1 Lisnagar Oscar,

The Storyteller,

16/1 Beacon Edge,

25/1 If The Cap Fits,

40/1 Bacardys,

50/1 Lil Rockerfeller,

66/1 Main Fact,

Reserve Tank,

Sam Spinner,

Younevercall

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