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18 December 2021
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Howden Long Walk Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV4
  • Distance: 3m 97y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Ascot
Runners
8

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Weather
Showers

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
2
Champ silk
D
Champ
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr
T: Nicky Henderson
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 6 starts on this ground (67%)
Chasing is again on the agenda but he was a Grade 1-winning novice hurdler at this trip.
F1/2P-
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 155
Days: 274
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 PU/12 Minella Indo () 13/2 165 -
21 Feb 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS ChG2 11-3 2/6 Sceau Royal (2L) 5/1 165 170
11 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24.5f Sft NvChG1 11-4 1/10 Minella Indo (1L) 4/1 153 170
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft NvChG2 11-5 F/6 Midnight Shadow () 4/9F 152 157
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS NvChG2 11-1 1/6 Black Op (1¾L) 4/5F 152 155
7 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 22.5f GS 3Ch 11-5 1/6 Dashel Drasher (3½L) 8/13F 152 152
3
Lisnagar Oscar silk
D
Lisnagar Oscar
J: Adam Wedge
T: Rebecca Curtis
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Didn't run much of a race behind some of these at Newbury three weeks ago.
2F8-35
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 150
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Nov 21 Nby Newbury 24f GS HG2 11-0 5/6 Thomas Darby (29L) 13/2 152 125
6 Nov 21 Ain Aintree 20f GS 2H 11-0 3/6 Brewin'upastorm (9½L) 10/1 154 146
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 24.5f GS HG1 11-7 8/15 Thyme Hill (14½L) 12/1 159 148
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS HG1 11-10 F/15 Flooring Porter () 11/1 159 -
20 Feb 21 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HG2 11-8 2/8 Third Wind (¾L) 6/1 159 156
27 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd HG2 11-6 7/10 Thyme Hill (22L) 12/1 160 145
4
On The Blind Side silk
D
On The Blind Side p
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Solid stayer but looks held by the best of these and would prefer softer ground ideally.
1365-2
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 150
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Nov 21 Nby Newbury 24f GS HG2 11-4 p 2/6 Thomas Darby (2¼L) 11/1 150 153
24 Apr 21 San Sandown 21.5f Gd HG2 11-4 p 5/6 Younevercall (15L) 7/2 153 140
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 24.5f GS HG1 11-7 p 6/15 Thyme Hill (13L) 33/1 153 151
20 Feb 21 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HG2 11-6 p 3/8 Third Wind (2½L) 4/1C 153 153
16 Jan 21 Mar Market Rasen 23f Hy 2H 11-4 p 1/8 Lil Rockerfeller (nk) EvensF 152 153
9 Jan 21 Kem Kempton 21f Sft HG2 11-4 p 2/7 McFabulous (2¼L) 11/1 151 153
5
Paisley Park silk
CD
D
BF
Paisley Park t 1
J: Tom Bellamy
T: Emma Lavelle
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
D
7 x Distance Winner - Won 7 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Former star stayer but below par this season and a tongue-tie is now turned to.
13P-33
Age: 9
Weight: 11-7
OR: 158
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Nov 21 Nby Newbury 24f GS HG2 11-6 p1 3/6 Thomas Darby (11L) 9/5F 161 149
30 Oct 21 Wet Wetherby 24f GS HG2 11-6 3/8 Indefatigable (5¼L) 11/4F 163 155
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 24.5f GS HG1 11-7 PU/15 Thyme Hill () 3/1 163 -
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 24f GS HG1 11-10 3/15 Flooring Porter (5L) 9/4F 165 163
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 24.5f Hy HG1 11-7 1/8 Thyme Hill (nk) 9/4 165 164
27 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd HG2 11-6 2/10 Thyme Hill (1½L) 11/4 167 164
6
Ronald Pump silk
D
Ronald Pump tb
J: Keith Donoghue
T: Matthew J Smith
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Irish raider with flashes of high-class form from 2m4f to 3m; not passed over lightly.
F2-352
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 157
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Nov 21 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Gd HG1 11-12 tb1 2/8 Honeysuckle (8L) 22/1 156 158
22 May 21 Aut Auteuil 25.5f VSft HG1 10-10 t 5/9 L'Autonomie (53L) 36/5 - 113
29 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 24f Y HG1 11-12 t 3/14 Klassical Dream (12½L) 17/2 157 158
29 Nov 20 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Sft HG1 11-12 t 2/6 Honeysuckle (½L) 11/1 156 157
8 Nov 20 Nav Navan 20f Sft/Hy HG2 11-7 ht F/8 Sire Du Berlais () 9/4F 156 154
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HG1 11-10 ht 2/15 Lisnagar Oscar (2L) 20/1 156 158
7
Third Wind silk
D
Third Wind
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Hughie Morrison
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Grade 2-winning stayer at this trip but he struggles when raised to Grade 1 level.
5251P-
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 149
Days: 252
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 24.5f GS HG1 11-7 PU/15 Thyme Hill () 18/1 153 -
20 Feb 21 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HG2 11-2 1/8 Lisnagar Oscar (¾L) 9/2 146 153
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 24.5f Hy HG1 11-7 5/8 Paisley Park (14½L) 22/1 144 148
21 Nov 20 Hay Haydock 24.5f Sft HcHG3 10-12 2/17 Main Fact (2¾L) 6/1J 141 144
5 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd 2HcH 11-12 5/12 Dell' Arca (4½L) 9/2 141 140
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft HcHG3 11-1 4/24 Sire Du Berlais (8¾L) 12/1 141 144
8
Thomas Darby silk
C
D
Thomas Darby t
J: Fergus Gregory
T: Olly Murphy
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Needs respect as the recent Long Distance Hurdle winner but this will demand more.
303-41
Age: 8
Weight: 11-7
OR: 155
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Nov 21 Nby Newbury 24f GS HG2 11-0 t1 1/6 On The Blind Side (2¼L) 7/1 155 155
30 Oct 21 Wet Wetherby 24f GS HG2 11-0 4/8 Indefatigable (12½L) 4/1 156 144
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 24.5f GS HG1 11-7 3/15 Thyme Hill (4½L) 28/1 153 157
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 21f GS HcHG3 11-12 p1 14/26 Heaven Help Us (16½L) 14/1 155 150
9 Jan 21 Kem Kempton 21f Sft HG2 11-4 3/7 McFabulous (2½L) 12/1 156 154
7 Nov 20 Ain Aintree 20f GS 2H 11-2 3/6 Summerville Boy (4½L) 11/2 157 149
9
Thyme Hill silk
D
Thyme Hill
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Philip Hobbs
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Needs to bounce back from a recent French failure but he's top class when on his game.
/121-5
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 160
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Nov 21 Aut Auteuil 24f Hy HG1 10-10 5/7 Galop Marin (41L) 19/5 - 119
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 24.5f GS HG1 11-7 1/15 Roksana (nk) 5/2F 162 162
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 24.5f Hy HG1 11-7 2/8 Paisley Park (nk) 7/5F 160 163
27 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 24f Gd HG2 11-3 1/10 Paisley Park (1½L) 7/2 151 162
13 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24f Sft NvHG1 11-5 4/19 Monkfish (1½L) 4/1F 150 152
28 Dec 19 Nby Newbury 20.5f Sft NvHG1 11-7 1/5 The Cashel Man (1½L) 4/6F 147 152
1
Buzz silk
C
Buzz
T: Nicky Henderson
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Course Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts here (67%)
1252-1
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 155
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Nov 21 Asc Ascot 19.5f Gd HG2 11-0 1/5 Song For Someone (3¼L) EvensF 155 157
9 Oct 21 Nmk Newmarket 18f Gd 2Hc 8-13 1/32 Burning Victory (1½L) 8/1 96 108
8 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 20f GS HG1 11-7 2/11 Abacadabras (1¼L) 22/1 153 157
21 Feb 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS HcHG3 11-7 5/23 Soaring Glory (5¾L) 10/1 152 157
19 Dec 20 Asc Ascot 15.5f Hy HcHG3 11-12 2/17 Not So Sleepy (1¾L) 13/2 148 152
20 Nov 20 Asc Ascot 15.5f Sft 2HcH 11-11 1/11 Rosie And Millie (7L) EvensF 137 149
Verdict

A chance is taken on CHAMP, who has undergone back surgery since running no race in the Gold Cup. He was a classy novice hurdler.

Verdict silk image
Champ

Betting Forecast:

13/8 Thyme Hill,

7/2 Ronald Pump,

5/1 Champ,

7/1 Thomas Darby,

15/2 Paisley Park,

14/1 On The Blind Side,

25/1 Lisnagar Oscar,

Third Wind

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