March 15 / 16.50 Cheltenham

16.50 Cheltenham

Good To Soft

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Registered as The Fred Winter) (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £45016
  • 2m 0f 87y
  • Class 1
  • 22 runners
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Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Registered as The Fred Winter) (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Runners: 22 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 6541 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Heavy-ground winner on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien; a slow burner over hurdles but there were encouraging signs when fourth to The Tide Turns at Punchestown and he then won as he liked at Naas (soft; Ebasari and Feigh behind); doesn't look thrown in for his handicap debut but there's momentum building; soft ground seems ideal for him.
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3rd

1

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Brazil

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Flat-winning son of Galileo and is still an entire; has made great progress on last two attempts over hurdles, latest in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham (good to soft) where he stuck on well to foil the big gamble on the Willie Mullins-trained runner-up; up-and-coming colt who commands respect.

2/1

1st

3

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Brazil

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Heavy-ground winner on the Flat for Aidan O'Brien; a slow burner over hurdles but there were encouraging signs when fourth to The Tide Turns at Punchestown and he then won as he liked at Naas (soft; Ebasari and Feigh behind); doesn't look thrown in for his handicap debut but there's momentum building; soft ground seems ideal for him.

9/1

1st

6

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

13:05 Naas

Brazil

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Padraig Roche

Brother to Irish Derby/St Leger hero Capri won 1m Curragh maiden on heavy as 2yo for Aidan O'Brien (rated 84 on Flat); steadily progressing with each of his three starts over hurdles and could put that experience to good use here; respected.

100/30

9/4

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 6-33

Last run: 283 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Classy Flat pedigree; beaten three times over hurdles at Auteuil (1m7f, very soft/heavy) but in the last two he held his own with horses who have progressed to much better things, including a wide-margin Grade 1 winner; would not have looked out of place in the Triumph (had the entry) and there's a strong suspicion that he is hurled in off this mark.
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2nd

8

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Gaelic Warrior

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Classy Flat pedigree; beaten three times over hurdles at Auteuil (1m7f, very soft/heavy) but in the last two he held his own with horses who have progressed to much better things, including a wide-margin Grade 1 winner; would not have looked out of place in the Triumph (had the entry) and there's a strong suspicion that he is hurled in off this mark.

9/4

33/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: 211 D

Last run: 154 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Had plenty of runs on the Flat (winning twice, fair form) before picking up two early-season juvenile hurdles in Ireland last year; then joined these connections for £110,000; heart seems in the right place but there's limited evidence in his form under either code to suggest that he's well handicapped; new trainer, who has an excellent record in this race, fits blinkers (cheekpieces worked well on the Flat); appears to have no ground preferences.
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3rd

7

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Bell Ex One

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Had plenty of runs on the Flat (winning twice, fair form) before picking up two early-season juvenile hurdles in Ireland last year; then joined these connections for £110,000; heart seems in the right place but there's limited evidence in his form under either code to suggest that he's well handicapped; new trainer, who has an excellent record in this race, fits blinkers (cheekpieces worked well on the Flat); appears to have no ground preferences.

33/1

1st

1

12th Oct 2021

Good

2m 0f 60y

13:20 Punchestown

Bell Ex One

11st 4lb

J: Jack Foley

T: R P Cody

Won off 73 on Flat before briskly adapting to hurdling, winning at Listowel (Calvados held); penalised but strong chance and is jumping better with experience.

6/4

1st

4

19th Sep 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

12:30 Listowel

Bell Ex One

10st 10lb

J: Jack Foley

T: R P Cody

Dual winner on the Flat, including at Galway last month; beaten favourite but did well considering how badly he jumped to chase home Realist at Down Royal; has a 5lb pull here and his jumping can be expected to be a lot better; claims.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 321 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful form without winning in five Flat runs for Aidan O'Brien; couldn't cope with two live Triumph contenders at Punchestown on his first run over hurdles but he has a 9lb pull with The Tide Turns on their clash there in January and he then got the job done without any great fuss at Fairyhouse (odds-on; soft); the potential is there to threaten them all off this mark and conditions will be fine.
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3rd

2

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

HMS Seahorse

11st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

25/1

4th

10

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

HMS Seahorse

11st 0lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

Fairly useful form without winning in five Flat runs for Aidan O'Brien; couldn't cope with two live Triumph contenders at Punchestown on his first run over hurdles but he has a 9lb pull with The Tide Turns on their clash there in January and he then got the job done without any great fuss at Fairyhouse (odds-on; soft); the potential is there to threaten them all off this mark and conditions will be fine.

10/1

1st

6

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Fairyhouse

HMS Seahorse

11st 7lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Paul Nolan

Went close in a couple of Flat maidens for Ballydoyle and has run into a couple of smart Elliott juveniles in his two runs over hurdles; should win his maiden hurdle and has every chance of this being his day with the stable in fine form.

15/8

Form: 114 D

Last run: 94 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful 1m2f Flat winner in these colours; hit the ground running over hurdles in winning his first two (on good to soft) and it was a strong Grade 2 in which he finished fourth at Doncaster, despite a refusal to settle; had wind surgery during his subsequent 94-day absence and this race could suit his style if smothered in the pack; by no means dismissed.
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5th

8

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Too Friendly

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Fourth to Knight Salute at Doncaster in December, then had wind surgery; came from a difficult position when fifth to Brazil in the Fred Winter but he's now 12lb worse off with that opponent; stiff assignment.

25/1

5th

19

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Too Friendly

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Fairly useful 1m2f Flat winner in these colours; hit the ground running over hurdles in winning his first two (on good to soft) and it was a strong Grade 2 in which he finished fourth at Doncaster, despite a refusal to settle; had wind surgery during his subsequent 94-day absence and this race could suit his style if smothered in the pack; by no means dismissed.

20/1

4th

3

11th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

14:40 Doncaster

Too Friendly

11st 1lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Fairly useful on the Flat and looks at least as good over hurdles, following up a Stratford debut win with a comfortable success at Newcastle (2m, good to soft; again 5-4) two weeks ago; faces sterner opposition here but he's far from exposed and commands plenty of respect.

11/2

Form: 331 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
0-7 on the Flat in France; had two runs over hurdles in Ireland, finishing close up behind Iberique Du Seuil on second occasion; won easily on his British debut at Fakenham, as he was entitled to at odds-on; his form claims don't exactly leap off the page; tongue tied for the first time; effective on good and soft ground.
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2

18th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:46 Perth

Swinging London

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, struggling after 6th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, never going well (jockey said gelding was never travelling)

3/1

6

17th Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:35 Plumpton

Swinging London

10st 9lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Easily won a Fakenham maiden on his British debut and fine effort to finish sixth in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham last month (took keen hold and raced in last trio until three out); repeat of that makes him a threat to all, especially if there's a good pace to aim at.

11/4

6th

21

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Swinging London

10st 10lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

0-7 on the Flat in France; had two runs over hurdles in Ireland, finishing close up behind Iberique Du Seuil on second occasion; won easily on his British debut at Fakenham, as he was entitled to at odds-on; his form claims don't exactly leap off the page; tongue tied for the first time; effective on good and soft ground.

50/1

Form: 22213 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Entitled to win a Cork maiden at odds-on in December and has twice been put in his place by the filly White Pepper; might struggle again to beat that rival and has plenty of others to worry about; looks down the pecking order in the Elliott camp.
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1st

4

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Iberique Du Seuil

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Boodles seventh, declared to run in the 4.50 at Fairyhouse on Saturday

10/1

19

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Iberique Du Seuil

10st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

7th

13

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Iberique Du Seuil

10st 12lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gordon Elliott

Entitled to win a Cork maiden at odds-on in December and has twice been put in his place by the filly White Pepper; might struggle again to beat that rival and has plenty of others to worry about; looks down the pecking order in the Elliott camp.

33/1

Form: 2632

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
One of the most talented of these on the Flat having recorded RPR of 90; beaten in three maidens over hurdles before posting his best form yet in edging out White Pepper for second behind a class act in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse (soft); his strong finishing effort that day suggests this test might suit him down to the ground; return of blinkers probably no bad thing either (fitted for both Flat wins).
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1st

1

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

16:35 Bellewstown

Prairie Dancer

11st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

led, headed and tracked leader from 3rd, bit short of room 5th, led again before 3 out, clear when not fluent 2 out, ridden when faced strong challenge run-in, kept on strongly

6/4

1st

2

30th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 109y

17:45 Ballinrobe

Prairie Dancer

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

5/4

2nd

7

12th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 95y

17:00 Clonmel

Prairie Dancer

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Form: 1182 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Has some eyecatching Flat form, including a fourth in the always-competitive 1m4f November Handicap; the winner of two minor events over hurdles (odds-on for both) before coming up well short in stronger company (hooded last time); has no specific ground requirements but probably placed at best if he's lucky.
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8th

4

(12)

21st May 2022

Good

2m 0f 45y

Class 2

14:00 Haydock

Skycutter

9st 6lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Philip Kirby

5th

5

(6)

6th May 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 70y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Skycutter

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Philip Kirby

6/1

1st

1

(1)

14th Apr 2022

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:50 Ripon

Skycutter

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Philip Kirby

Fourth in 1m4f November Handicap before ending 2021 with a pair of hurdle wins; form has levelled off in that sphere since but fitness is no issue ahead of this Flat return and he's run well over C&D before.

Form: 121 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
The winner of two minor hurdle races on good to soft but best judged on his second to Triumph contender Porticello in Chepstow's Grade 1 over Christmas (soft); travelled through that race like a smart one and no doubt he has better days ahead of him; now tongue tied; very much considered.
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10th

14

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Saint Segal

10st 12lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

The winner of two minor hurdle races on good to soft but best judged on his second to Triumph contender Porticello in Chepstow's Grade 1 over Christmas (soft); travelled through that race like a smart one and no doubt he has better days ahead of him; now tongue tied; very much considered.

14/1

1st

1

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Warwick

Saint Segal

11st 5lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

Made a winning debut at Bangor (good to soft), then ran well in the Grade 1 Finale at Chepstow (soft) where he moved nicely into contention and held on for a silver medal having been unable to race with the winner from the final flight; sets a clear standard back down in class.

2/5

2nd

10

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 1

13:40 Chepstow

Saint Segal

11st 0lb

J: Chester Williams

T: Mrs Jane Williams

By no means a strong maiden that he won at Bangor, with the second beaten since and the third now 0-11 under both codes; however, he showed a good attitude to prevail by 3l and he was well found in the betting; he's probably pretty useful.

8/1

Form: 42P1 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Useful Flat winner at 1m1f; the saddle slipped when pulled up on his first start in a hood and, with the tongue-tie added, he jumped well out in front en route to a comfortable maiden success at Naas (good to yielding); probably doesn't have to lead and it's easy to see him producing his best form yet over hurdles off what's probably a good mark; shortlisted.
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11th

15

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Champion Green

10st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Useful Flat winner at 1m1f; the saddle slipped when pulled up on his first start in a hood and, with the tongue-tie added, he jumped well out in front en route to a comfortable maiden success at Naas (good to yielding); probably doesn't have to lead and it's easy to see him producing his best form yet over hurdles off what's probably a good mark; shortlisted.

12/1

1st

2

30th Jan 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 156y

14:10 Naas

Champion Green

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won Flat maiden at Punchestown in September; went close in a couple of maiden hurdles in December and had excuses when the saddle slipped and he was pulled up earlier this month; the one to beat on form; tongue-tie on.

Evs

3

17th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:50 Punchestown

Champion Green

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Currently favourite for the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after catching the eye on first two starts in this sphere at Cork and Limerick; won Flat maiden here prior to that in September; hood fitted for the first time; leading claims if progressing as hoped.

6/4

Form: 42344

Last run: 78 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden for Brendan Duke; had Brazil and Prairie Dancer behind when fourth in his latest maiden at Leopardstown (yielding to soft) but he did sit handy off modest fractions and may have been a tad flattered; always a big ask to shed maiden status at this meeting and others are more intriguing; new trainer tries a tongue-tie.
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12th

18

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Doctor Brown Bear

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Martin Brassil

Seven-race maiden for Brendan Duke; had Brazil and Prairie Dancer behind when fourth in his latest maiden at Leopardstown (yielding to soft) but he did sit handy off modest fractions and may have been a tad flattered; always a big ask to shed maiden status at this meeting and others are more intriguing; new trainer tries a tongue-tie.

16/1

4th

4

27th Dec 2021

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:05 Leopardstown

Doctor Brown Bear

11st 2lb

J: Ben Kennedy

T: Brendan W Duke

RPRs 106-119 and experience a big asset; sound place prospects but held by less exposed Prairie Dancer; can lead.

14/1

4th

2

28th Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Fairyhouse

Doctor Brown Bear

10st 11lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Brendan W Duke

Made a decent bid from the front when placed at Fairyhouse and Punchestown; improvement needed to be involved in the finish at this level.

33/1

40/1

Form: 333

Last run: 145 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Makes British debut after three defeats over hurdles in France, where there were positives to take out of all his runs (on very soft and heavy); changed hands for 145,000euros in November; almost certainly needs to step up again and this could be one big culture shock.
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13th

17

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Milldam

10st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Makes British debut after three defeats over hurdles in France, where there were positives to take out of all his runs (on very soft and heavy); changed hands for 145,000euros in November; almost certainly needs to step up again and this could be one big culture shock.

40/1

Form: 2212 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Has progressed since beaten by Bell Ex One in October and, after winning a Listed race for mares at Aintree (soft), she only narrowly failed to follow up in another on good ground at Doncaster; should give her running once more but needs to improve.
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14th

16

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Sea Sessions

10st 11lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Has progressed since beaten by Bell Ex One in October and, after winning a Listed race for mares at Aintree (soft), she only narrowly failed to follow up in another on good ground at Doncaster; should give her running once more but needs to improve.

33/1

2nd

1

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Sea Sessions

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Runner-up on first two hurdle starts (2m/2m1f, good/soft) before winning Listed fillies' event at Aintree (2m1f, soft) last month; carries a 5lb penalty today but this Irish raider is a strong candidate nevertheless.

11/4

1st

8

4th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

13:30 Aintree

Sea Sessions

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Ross O’Sullivan

1m2f Flat winner (RPR 73) who went close on her hurdle debut at Punchestown (2m, good) in October; 16l second at Down Royal (2m1f, soft) last time behind Fil Dor, who followed up in a Grade 3 and is now the Triumph Hurdle favourite; Irish raider who could have a part to play.

7/1

Form: 144 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Won two run-of-the-mill 1m4f AW handicaps when with Sir Mark Prescott; ridden out to beat HMS Seahorse (who is now 9lb better off) by just under 3l on hurdling debut on soft ground at Punchestown and has rather predictably come up short behind top-notchers in his two runs since; whether he's as well handicapped as some is open to debate; wears a first-time tongue-tie.
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5th

4

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:35 Bellewstown

The Tide Turns

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden but no extra, jumped left last, kept on

7/1

3rd

8

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:05 Fairyhouse

The Tide Turns

10st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

15th

2

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

The Tide Turns

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won two run-of-the-mill 1m4f AW handicaps when with Sir Mark Prescott; ridden out to beat HMS Seahorse (who is now 9lb better off) by just under 3l on hurdling debut on soft ground at Punchestown and has rather predictably come up short behind top-notchers in his two runs since; whether he's as well handicapped as some is open to debate; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

6/1

Form: 133 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Limitations exposed in Graded company since a winning start over hurdles at Newbury but he has a similar chance to Saint Segal on their Chepstow form in December and he wasn't the only one to look ordinary here last time behind Triumph hope Pied Piper; stayed well on the Flat and this should be run to suit him; goes on all ground; tries a visor.
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16th

20

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Forever William

10st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Limitations exposed in Graded company since a winning start over hurdles at Newbury but he has a similar chance to Saint Segal on their Chepstow form in December and he wasn't the only one to look ordinary here last time behind Triumph hope Pied Piper; stayed well on the Flat and this should be run to suit him; goes on all ground; tries a visor.

33/1

3rd

4

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

12:45 Cheltenham

Forever William

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Fair maiden on Flat (stayed 2m); clearcut winner at Newbury (2m, good to soft) on hurdling debut and his 20-1 third of 11 at Chepstow (2m, soft) over Christmas was better form seeing as that was a Grade 1; another step forward is required.

12/1

3rd

2

27th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 1

13:40 Chepstow

Forever William

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Never won on the Flat but showed fair form and he stayed 2m, so it was no great surprise that he took so well to hurdling at Newbury (good to soft); he was strong through the line there in winning by just over 4l and a thorough test around here won't faze him.

14/1

Form: 48512 D BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Won over 7f/1m at an ordinary level on the Flat; beat a below-par Champion Green on heavy ground at Limerick for his only hurdle win, before coming up just short in a run-of-the-mill handicap at Punchestown (yielding); that form doesn't look anywhere near good enough for this and not sure how much improvement he has in him.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17th

4

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Doctor Churchill

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won over 7f/1m at an ordinary level on the Flat; beat a below-par Champion Green on heavy ground at Limerick for his only hurdle win, before coming up just short in a run-of-the-mill handicap at Punchestown (yielding); that form doesn't look anywhere near good enough for this and not sure how much improvement he has in him.

50/1

1

27th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 101y

15:30 Naas

Doctor Churchill

12st 0lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Gordon Elliott

Won twice up to 1m on the Flat but already looks more promising over hurdles since joining this yard in October; got off the mark at the fourth attempt in this sphere when winning a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Limerick (2m) and only beaten a neck on handicap bow last month by Justicialism; however, that wasn't a strong handicap and he's gone up 4lb so needs more.

5/2

2nd

1

31st Jan 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:50 Punchestown

Doctor Churchill

12st 3lb

J: Mr R James

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual winner on the Flat in Britain; switched to this yard in October and gained a first win in this sphere in a maiden hurdle at Limerick last time with a nice prospect back in second; different ground now and may need to improve again to defy this opening mark but should have more to give.

10/11

40/1

Form: 17324 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Odds-on winner of a Killarney maiden hurdle (yielding) in August first time out but has had her limitations exposed in four subsequent defeats and reversing a 17l deficit with Brazil from their recent Naas clash is asking a lot of her.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

14

16th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 50y

18:30 Killarney

Feigh

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

13th

20

16th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Feigh

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: W P Mullins

18th

12

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Feigh

10st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Odds-on winner of a Killarney maiden hurdle (yielding) in August first time out but has had her limitations exposed in four subsequent defeats and reversing a 17l deficit with Brazil from their recent Naas clash is asking a lot of her.

40/1

Form: 513133 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
1-14 on the Flat and 2-6 over hurdles; has interlinking form with a few of her compatriots and she's closely matched with Prairie Dancer on their recent placed efforts in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse; her improvement does appear to have plateaued and she has perhaps shown her hand more than others; has regularly worn this headgear.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

19th

9

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

White Pepper

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

1-14 on the Flat and 2-6 over hurdles; has interlinking form with a few of her compatriots and she's closely matched with Prairie Dancer on their recent placed efforts in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse; her improvement does appear to have plateaued and she has perhaps shown her hand more than others; has regularly worn this headgear.

40/1

3rd

9

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:00 Fairyhouse

White Pepper

10st 11lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Had Iberique Du Seuil in behind when winning here last month but she was a beaten odds-on favourite behind Six Feet Apart at Doncaster three weeks ago and this is tougher.

7/1

3rd

7

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

White Pepper

10st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only third behind Sea Sessions when favourite for Aintree Listed race (2m1f, soft) last month but showed improvement at Fairyhouse (2m, soft) recently to make it 2-4 over hurdles; ran well on good to yielding ground on the Flat; the one to beat today if reproducing her latest form.

5/4

Form: 163 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Couldn't win for a leading Flat stable; beat his 21 rivals in a heavy-ground maiden hurdle at Cork but has found no further improvement and there's no obvious reason why he should be reversing latest Naas placings with Brazil, even with a pull in the weights; cheekpieces join the regular tongue-tie.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

20th

5

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Ebasari

11st 3lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Couldn't win for a leading Flat stable; beat his 21 rivals in a heavy-ground maiden hurdle at Cork but has found no further improvement and there's no obvious reason why he should be reversing latest Naas placings with Brazil, even with a pull in the weights; cheekpieces join the regular tongue-tie.

12/1

2

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Ebasari

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Gordon Elliott

Maiden on the Flat for Mick Halford but kicked off his hurdle career with a heavy ground win at Cork and bounced back from a lesser effort at Navan to finish third in a novice hurdle at Naas two weeks ago; bit to find and yard have stronger claims with Iberique Du Seuil.

16/1

3rd

3

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

13:05 Naas

Ebasari

11st 4lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Rated 69 on the level but gave the impression he could be a fair deal better than that over hurdles when upsetting older rival Adamantly Chosen (SP 1-4fav) in Cork maiden hurdle last month; disappointing he couldn't show a bit more when turned out a fortnight later at Navan in deeper race but was hampered two out; no shock if he bounces back now.

4/1

Form: 134 D BF

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
11-race maiden on the Flat for different connections; soon off the mark over hurdles at Fairyhouse (yielding to soft) and held his own for a long way in a Grade 2 next time, only then to disappoint behind White Pepper back at Fairyhouse; blinkers and wind surgery may help matters but he'll need his best yet by some margin.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

(1)

30th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 89y

20:00 Bellewstown

Britzka

10st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, pushed along 3f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, no impression final 110yds

7/2

6th

2

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Britzka

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

11-race Flat maiden on the Flat for previous trainer; won a maiden hurdle here in December Fairyhouse at the first attempt; held his own for a long way in a Leopardstown Grade 2 next time, ending 2 3/4l behind runner-up Lunar Power; disappointing here in January; had wind-surgery before finishing in rear in the Boodles.

8/1

21th

6

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Britzka

11st 2lb

J: Robbie Power

T: Gordon Elliott

11-race maiden on the Flat for different connections; soon off the mark over hurdles at Fairyhouse (yielding to soft) and held his own for a long way in a Grade 2 next time, only then to disappoint behind White Pepper back at Fairyhouse; blinkers and wind surgery may help matters but he'll need his best yet by some margin.

25/1

Form: 111 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Won both his hurdle races in France and readily repelled his only two rivals on British debut in a handicap at Market Rasen; the runner-up had won only a selling handicap there at Christmas, so the form is nothing to get giddy about, and he looks to have a draconian mark based on his bare achievements; winning form is on soft or very soft.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 209y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Petit Tonnerre

11st 0lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Ex-French 4yo who looks promising; justified favouritism in three-runner handicap at Market Rasen (soft) on British debut, pushed out to defy top weight; now 3-3 over hurdles and could have plenty more to offer; interesting contender upped in class.

8/1

1

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

Petit Tonnerre

11st 10lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won both his hurdle races in France and readily repelled his only two rivals on British debut in a handicap at Market Rasen; the runner-up had won only a selling handicap there at Christmas, so the form is nothing to get giddy about, and he looks to have a draconian mark based on his bare achievements; winning form is on soft or very soft.

25/1

1st

1

22nd Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 3

14:45 Market Rasen

Petit Tonnerre

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Out of half-sister to Grade 2 chase winner Pibrac; made very good start to hurdle career in France, winning emphatically on debut before seeing off useful rivals at Compiegne (2m1f, very soft) in September; now owned by J P McManus and holds a Triumph Hurdle entry; yard won this in 2017.

1/2

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