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14:55 Sandown

Good To Soft

Virgin Bet Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £56270
  • 2m 7f 98y
  • Class 1
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 6m 8s
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Virgin Bet Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2-211U BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Comfortably on top for quickfire double in handicap hurdles (1m7f and 2m5f) in December, which saw him start favourite for valuable 2m5f handicap at Sandown but he was badly hampered at the second and unseated; this is a new trip but best Flat efforts were over marathon trips, so he remains of major interest.

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4th

9

16th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Green Book

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Creditable fifth in the Albert Bartlett here last March; has a fine record in handicaps, making it four wins out of five completions in a useful 2m7f Sandown event in February (good to soft) but the bar is higher today and he failed to shine in a Grade 2 at Haydock last month.

28/1

5th

1

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:05 Haydock

Green Book

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Course winner who landed a competitive Grade 3 handicap at Sandown (2m7f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, having won the same race last year; also effective on good going and could be in the mix despite a 4lb penalty.

11/4

1st

9

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Green Book

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Three wins last winter, culminating in this race (4lb higher today); good fifth in the 3m Grade 1 novice race at Cheltenham in March; had wind surgery in September and returned with a heavy defeat behind Flight Deck when second favourite at Chepstow at Christmas; may have needed that race but it will be interesting to see whether his backers return.

9/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 131-22 C BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Ridden by Jordan Nailor on six of his seven starts; drew 11l clear in the EBF Final over 2m4f here (soft) last March on handicap debut; runner-up here on reappearance (a respiratory noise was reported) and found only the very smart chaser Dashel Drasher too good for him at Newbury, both 2m4f; all hurdle starts have been on soft or heavy; up another 2lb but now looks ready for this sort of trip and has more improvement in him.

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4

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Beauport

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Nearly always ridden by Jordan Nailor; barely went a yard in Warwick's Classic Chase in January but he was second at Sandown (3m4f, heavy) the time before and in top form to win the Midlands National from Mr Incredible at Uttoxeter (4m2f, heavy) five weeks ago; up 5lb today but clearly a force in these long-distance races on his day.

16/1

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Beauport

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won the 2m4f handicap hurdle on this card two years ago; essentially underwhelming since starting the following season with a debut win over fences, apart from when pushing Truckers Lodge close at Sandown in December (3m4f, heavy); barely went a yard in Warwick's Classic Chase won by My Silver Lining last time and hard to know for sure which Beauport will turn up.

14/1

0

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 1

15:00 Warwick

Beauport

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Held up last three starts; career over fences has not gone smoothly, including with jumping blemishes, but he might have turned the corner with his second in the London National at Sandown (3m4f, heavy) five weeks ago when stepped up in trip; back up 1lb, he has each-way claims.

7/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 2-2145 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Held up well off the pace under Isabel Williams and has been travelling well; an improved performer this season, including with Grade 3 handicap win at Haydock (3m, good) on his only recent run over this sort of trip; too much to do when fifth in valuable 2m5f race at Kempton latest and this return to a longer trip looks very much in order.

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7

18th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Dans Le Vent

11st 5lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, headway 11th, in touch with leaders and going okay when mistake and unseated rider 14th

25/1

3rd

3

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

14:30 Hereford

Dans Le Vent

11st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

held up in last, detached 2nd, pushed along 3 out, ridden and went modest third after last, no match for first two

10/1

20/1

  • Place: £6.90

Form: 310-2P D BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Ran away with Grade 2 novice at Doncaster (soft) last January and reappeared with a creditable second off this mark in C&D handicap (good to soft) two months ago; needs to put a flop at Doncaster (3m, soft) behind him and cheekpieces are enlisted.

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1

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 3

14:00 Huntingdon

The Cob

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Inconsistent over hurdles since his Grade 2 novice success in January 2021 but won readily by 13l on last month's chasing debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft), despite jumping to his right throughout, and today's switch back to a clockwise track looks the right move.

13/8

1st

2

6th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:55 Uttoxeter

The Cob

10st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Grade 2-winning hurdler over 3m; that's perhaps more his trip and after making the running he was readily brushed aside by the front two in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Sandown (heavy); goes chasing as a lightly raced 8yo but may get outpaced when it matters; 2lb wrong.

5/1

3rd

1

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

12:50 Sandown

The Cob

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Lightly raced and inconsistent since his Grade 2 novice win at Doncaster (3m, soft) in January 2021 and he was pulled up at Cheltenham and Aintree on his final two starts last season; however, he twice showed spark here last season (including on reappearance) and is not ruled out off a reduced mark.

8/1

Form: 90-294 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Very smart at his best in 2019; back to hurdling for last five outings and his reappearance second at Aintree showed that plenty of ability remains; backward steps in his two starts since, however, despite fall in the weights; first-time blinkers replace the recent cheekpieces.

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10

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

14:05 Aintree

If The Cap Fits

10st 10lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

towards rear, pushed along 12th, fell 14th, fatally injured

6/1

14th

10

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

If The Cap Fits

11st 1lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Harry Fry

6th

16

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

If The Cap Fits

10st 7lb

J: Mr Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Grade 1 winner over 3m in 2019 but well beaten in the Stayers' Hurdle 12 months ago; has lacked sparkle in staying handicaps this winter, even if he did run through beaten horses to take a remote fifth at Sandown last month (2m7f, good to soft; first-time blinkers, retained); down another 5lb but the competition is stronger.

28/1

Form: 53-4P3 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Not in top form this season but his third of 19 at Kempton (returned to hurdling) three weeks ago was a big step back in the right direction; excellent record at this track includes winning easily over 2m5f here in 2018 but, after two attempts at 3m, his stamina has not been proved over this far.

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6th

7

27th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 110y

Class 1

16:10 Sandown

Call Me Lord

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

prominent, mistake 4 out, weakened from 2 out

40/1

12th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Call Me Lord

11st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

midfield, outpaced 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

20/1

6th

1

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 2

14:15 Plumpton

Call Me Lord

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nicky Henderson

Dual Grade 2 hurdle winner in his prime and still performing at a pretty high level, most recently when keeping on stoutly from an unpromising position to lead on run-in at Hereford (2m3f, good) three weeks ago; that form is treated with a degree of caution but he's only 1lb higher here and looks well worth another crack at a staying trip.

7/1

6/1

Form: 211

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Irish maiden point winner; runner-up at Aintree (good) on hurdling debut and scored in determined style at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) next time; hugely on top when 8-13 in novice at Kempton (3m, soft) three weeks ago and it would not be a shock were he to prove a blot on the handicap, even though this race is a much sterner test.

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0

1

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Ree Okka

12st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Very promising novice hurdler in 2021-22 season but 0-6 over fences since, having been pulled up seven weeks ago on latest outing; switches back to hurdling on a tempting mark but needs to get career back on track.

11/1

Form: 443-3P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Ex-Colin Tizzard; ran poorly in this race in 2019 on sole visit to Sandown; long absence before creditable third over hurdles at Haydock (3m, soft) on stable debut in December; blundered and tack slipped when pulled up very early in major 3m5f handicap chase three weeks ago; not dismissed.

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4th

2

22nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:22 Ludlow

Padleyourowncanoe

11st 13lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Michael Blake

His form went the wrong way last season and there's been no revival over hurdles this term; left Dan Skelton before latest start; blinkers (last worn in 2017) return.

20/1

5th

1

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:30 Exeter

Padleyourowncanoe

12st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Michael Blake

midfield, pushed along and bit short of room after 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

16/1

13

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Padleyourowncanoe

10st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

His form went the wrong way last season but his struggles were predominantly over fences; having dropped down the weights he was sent off at just 7-2 when back over hurdles at Cheltenham a fortnight ago, where he fell four out; interesting contender for top yard off an attractive mark.

4/1

Form: -12211 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Reliable 8yo who delivered late bids under David Maxwell to win over 3m at Newbury (good to soft) and Cheltenham (soft) on last two outings; raised another 5lb but in the form of his life and needs plenty of respect.

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2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Dolphin Square

12st 6lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Mixed form over hurdles last year and tailed off at Chepstow over Christmas when last seen; however, he showed some spark earlier in December and he won hunter chases in February 2022 (2m7f/3m2f, heavy/soft) on his last two runs over fences; capable of having a big say.

4/1

6th

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:40 Chepstow

Dolphin Square

11st 3lb

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Led in the final stride at Sandown (2m7f, soft; acts on heavy) on reappearance last term; went downhill since until a change to this headgear back in the same Sandown race 18 days ago was his best performance since New Year's Day, so there is renewed hope.

10/1

4th

3

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

12:40 Sandown

Dolphin Square

11st 0lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Led in the final stride in this race (soft; acts on heavy) on reappearance last term; has an 8lb lower mark this time round, having gone downhill after that win and he was tailed off at Newbury one month ago; first-time blinkers replace his usual cheekpieces.

12/1

Form: 1-1325

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Placed in two 3m events on good ground at Cheltenham this autumn but he disappointed on good to soft (which should not have been a problem) there in December; second-season hurdler, so relatively early days, and he now has tongue tied first time.

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5

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:18 Haydock

Onagatheringstorm

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

0-5 in handicaps, runner-up on first attempt (3m, good); ran respectably for two minor honours at about 2m4f this season; tongue tied on last three starts, also has cheekpieces this time and had wind surgery after latest start (November); player if they bring him back to his best.

12/1

4th

3

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

13:18 Wetherby

Onagatheringstorm

11st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Fergal O’Brien

Beaten about 16l on recent reappearance at Cheltenham (2m4f) but that third of 13 was still a pretty good performance and this lightly raced 7yo is on a competitive mark on last season's best efforts; not ruled out.

11/2

3rd

6

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

15:55 Cheltenham

Onagatheringstorm

11st 3lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, mistake 1st, ridden and good headway on outer 3 out, went second and ridden 2 out, 8 lengths down last, weakened and lost second run-in

9/2

Form: 4-6342

Last run: 105 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

0-7 since winning a Punchestown maiden on his debut but has mostly run well, including when never-nearer second at Cheltenham (3m) in October when last seen; needs to build on that but this is just his second season, so it should be possible.

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19

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Born Patriot

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

Dropped out at Sandown last month on his latest start and while his second over 3m here in October was one of his better efforts in the last two seasons, it still leaves him short of what will be required.

18/1

11th

11

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Born Patriot

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Peter Fahey

0-7 since winning a Punchestown maiden on his debut but has mostly run well, including when never-nearer second at Cheltenham (3m) in October when last seen; needs to build on that but this is just his second season, so it should be possible.

8/1

2nd

6

23rd Oct 2021

Good

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:05 Cheltenham

Born Patriot

11st 4lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

0-6 since winning a Punchestown maiden on his debut last November but has run well on occasions, especially when a one-paced third of 14 in a 2m6f handicap at Killarney; may have needed last month's Navan run when only 9-4 for that 2m6f novice won by Tullybeg; 8lb better off with the winner here and 3m promises to suit him well.

5/1

Form: 3-1121 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ex-French; won handicaps on three of his four starts for new yard, all under Cillin Leonard, including over 2m4f here (soft) on second occasion and in very good style over 3m at Haydock (soft) seven weeks ago; up another 10lb and in grade but can't be ruled out after that latest display.

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3rd

3

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 48y

Class 2

16:25 Sedgefield

Jesuitique

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Five-time hurdle winner who has produced solid performances in defeat on his first two chase starts (3m, good/soft); interesting contender now up in trip for trainer who has a good record in this race.

4/1

3rd

4

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Uttoxeter

Jesuitique

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Lost out only by a nose in quite valuable handicap hurdle at Cartmel (2m6f, heavy; also suited by good ground) in July but was no match for the easy winner when second on last month's chasing debut at Stratford (3m, good) and needs to build on that performance.

4/1

2nd

2

21st Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

18:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Jesuitique

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2nd, went second after 4th

5/1

Form: 31-171 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 142

Form & Verdict

Handicap debut when he took the Silver Trophy at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in October in some style; not so good in warm 3m race at Haydock next time but he proved his stamina with a clearcut win at Wincanton (3m, soft) on Boxing Day; raised another 5lb but may well have more to give.

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1

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Orbys Legend

11st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Has won 4-7 over hurdles (good and soft ground), the latest success coming over this trip at Wincanton in December; well beaten latest and needs a return to his best to defy his current mark.

7/1

13th

5

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Orbys Legend

11st 4lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Handicap debut when he took the Silver Trophy at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in October in some style; not so good in warm 3m race at Haydock next time but he proved his stamina with a clearcut win at Wincanton (3m, soft) on Boxing Day; raised another 5lb but may well have more to give.

8/1

1st

8

26th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 2

14:38 Wincanton

Orbys Legend

11st 3lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Won on soft last December; handicap debut when he took the Silver Trophy at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in October in some style; went up 8lb and was not so good when second favourite for warm 3m race at Haydock but he is brother to a 2m7f winner.

4/1

Form: -93686

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

His only two wins in the last three years have been in France; he's not proved himself over this sort of trip (100-1 sole attempt) and was soundly beaten on last three outings, so others look far more solid.

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10th

9

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 200y

Class 3

15:55 Cheltenham

Garo De Juilley

10st 10lb

J: Miss Roisin Leech

T: Sophie Leech

always towards rear, mistake 2 out

33/1

14th

17

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Garo De Juilley

10st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Sophie Leech

His only two wins in the last three years have been in France; he's not proved himself over this sort of trip (100-1 sole attempt) and was soundly beaten on last three outings, so others look far more solid.

66/1

6th

2

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

14:00 Haydock

Garo De Juilley

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Sophie Leech

Has some good hurdle and chase form in the mud but he was well beaten in the Coral Cup last March on his final British start and subsequent French exploits are nothing to shout about.

66/1

Form: -4603P D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Not in top form this season and ran badly last time; won off 4lb lower last April and has good 7lb claimer on board, so he's on a good mark if the new blinkers (he's often worn cheekpieces) receive a positive response.

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9

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Ask Dillon

11st 5lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Seemingly back in good form when placed behind Kansas City Chief on New course here (3m, good to soft) last December but began this year with two lacklustre efforts and returns from subsequent layoff with it all to prove again; wore blinkers last time; cheekpieces back on today.

25/1

15th

7

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

Ask Dillon

11st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Fergal O’Brien

Not in top form this season and ran badly last time; won off 4lb lower last April and has good 7lb claimer on board, so he's on a good mark if the new blinkers (he's often worn cheekpieces) receive a positive response.

25/1

3

1st Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

14:35 Cheltenham

Ask Dillon

11st 8lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Had a solid record at Cheltenham in 2021, notably his win in April (on good; also effective in the mud); 3lb lower today and his third to Kansas City Chief when back here three weeks ago was his best show this season but he needs to build on that.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11/42- D BF

Last run: 325 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Mopped up French cross-country chases in 2019 and ran away with the Cheltenham cross-country (3m6f, soft) in March 2020, putting up a high-class performance; that was not repeated on either of his two visits to Cheltenham (good and good to soft) last season and he has since left David Cottin; both his hurdle races were in 2018 and he will probably need soft or heavy ground, even though this mark is very generous on his best form.

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6

15th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Easysland

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Two C&D wins in 2019-20 season, including this race; best of the rest behind Tiger Roll 12 months later but has struggled to get competitive since; major turnaround is needed in first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

50/1

9th

13

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 37y

Class 2

12:40 Cheltenham

Easysland

10st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Explosive winner over C&D on his British debut in late 2019 and he went on to win the big one in March later that season; the wheels have come off big time but that's reflected in a much reduced handicap mark, and the signs have been a tad more encouraging of late over regulation fences despite finishing well held; considered.

7/1

10th

5

1st Jan 2023

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

12:45 Cheltenham

Easysland

11st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

High-class over the cross-country here on soft in March 2020 but, having moved from France, he was a sorry sight last season and tailed off in November when back from his summer break; usually tongue tied but not today.

33/1

Form: F31-23 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Usually runs with credit and never better than this season when he went down by just a neck to Dolphin Square at Newbury and was third to Orbys Legend at Wincanton; third in this race in 2019; unlikely to be far away.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

13th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:35 Plumpton

Flemcara

12st 0lb

J: Jack Wildman

T: Emma Lavelle

This is easier than he's used to, down another 5lb, but there have been signs this winter that the years are catching up; has gained all wins after a recent outing too, so has a bit to prove back from 11 weeks off.

12/1

7

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 2

15:13 Wincanton

Flemcara

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Third in this race last season and he's 12lb lower today, having been out of form since (bled from the nose on first occasion); has made the running lately; ground fine but a major revival is needed.

20/1

12th

4

25th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

15:40 Newbury

Flemcara

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

10yo who struggled on his final two runs last season and was soundly beaten on his reappearance over C&D three weeks ago; has something to prove but he may have needed that latest outing and he's dropped to a mark 5lb lower than when going close in this last year; not written off.

16/1

Form: 1-2513 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish, four runs for new connections; contrasting jumps at the final flight saw him overhaul the leader at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) in December in his second handicap; creditable third at Haydock (3m, soft) two weeks ago but he needs to resume improvement.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

13:50 Newbury

The Brimming Water

10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Ex-Irish, four runs for new connections; contrasting jumps at the final flight saw him overhaul the leader at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) in December in his second handicap; third at Haydock (3m, soft) three weeks ago also earns respect; tongue tied first time; considered.

3/1

18

5th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

14:55 Sandown

The Brimming Water

10st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Ex-Irish, four runs for new connections; contrasting jumps at the final flight saw him overhaul the leader at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) in December in his second handicap; creditable third at Haydock (3m, soft) two weeks ago but he needs to resume improvement.

16/1

3rd

4

22nd Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 3

15:10 Haydock

The Brimming Water

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Ex-Irish, three runs for new connections; contrasting jumps at the final flight saw him overhaul the leader in ten-runner race at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) four weeks ago in his second handicap; 7lb higher today but he's lightly raced and this longer trip looks worth exploring.

100/30

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Payout
Exacta £430.00
Straight Forecast £337.60
Tricast £2083.00
Trifecta £3569.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Beauport

RP Ratings:

Call Me Lord

The Guardian:

Born Patriot

POSTDATA:

Green Book

TOPSPEED:

Dans Le Vent

Telegraph:

Orbys Legend

Daily Mirror:

Jesuitique

Daily Express:

Born Patriot

WEST COUNTRY:

Beauport

The Sun:

Beauport

Daily Record:

Beauport

The Times:

Green Book

LAMBOURN:

Call Me Lord

The Star:

Call Me Lord

Daily Mail:

Dans Le Vent