Second season runners from the 2018 Cheltenham Champion bumper race

Second season runners from the 2018 Cheltenham Champion bumper race

23 runners progressing into their second year of National hunt racing.

With the view of last season national hunt flat runners from the Cheltenham Champion bumper of 2018.

 

It might be well worth following these twenty three horses throughout the season to come, as many look to have a progressive profile and may lead to big race rewards with winners.

 

This is a follow on from 

 

Horses to follow from 2018 Champion Bumper at Cheltenham 

 

 

1. RELEGATE W. Mullins

Breeding

She is by Flemensfirth and the dam's Sire is Silver Patriarch, with these genes, good or soft ground could be to her liking and both sires were useful over twelve furlongs on the flat.

Form Guide

This season she has raced seven times and won four, three national hunt flat races, which takes in the Champion bumper of 2018 at Cheltenham. The other was a hurdle race at Naas losing her maiden tag.

Last seen competing in a novice grade one at Leopardstown and finished in fifth place, disappointing run, possibly not right with her.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced

Won

Placed

Unplaced

Profit

loss

2

1

0

1

1.8

 0

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Wednesday 1st May 12.10 Punchestown Non Runner
  • Saturday 2nd February 12.50 Leopardstown
  • Thursday 12th March 3.30 Cheltenham Stayers hurdle.
  • Wednesday 19th February 3.15 Punchestown handicap hurdle 3 miles heavy going rated 130
  • Thursday 12th March 2.10 Cheltenham Pertempts handicap grade 3 hurdle soft going rated 137

What we might be looking for

She may stay over hurdles and in top quality races as she is only six and still has potential to be a progressive sort.

2nd February 1.50 Leopardstown, going good to yielding two miles six furlongs grade B novice hurdle, not hurdled with great zest and came from off the pace to finish in fifth place, possibly needed the outing.

  • Wednesday 19th February 3.15 Punchestown handicap hurdle 3 miles heavy going rated 130 she is appearing here for her first run for new connections and could easily give notice of a big run. Moving camps does not mean she has lost her zest or anything but could sharpen her up and a new home could be puttig a spring in her step. She is a good price at 10/1 for this Pertemps trail handicap race and she is useful and can rate a danger here, would not be surprise if the market spoke in her favour.
  • Held up and stayed on to finish in fourth place, possibly needed this outing and improvement beckons.
  • Thursday 12th March 2.10 Cheltenham Pertempts handicap grade 3 hurdle soft going rated 137 she maybe of interest here with Paul Townend taking the ride, she could be giving her best and achieving a place position if not winning, she is useful and holds course form.
  • Finished in fifth place, waiting tactics was played to long, made some good headway but no threat to the leaders.

 

2. CAREFULLY SELECTED W. Mullins

Breeding 

He is sired by Well Chosen, who stopped racing as a four year old and never stood much racing but did stay well. The dam sire was Alderbrook who was a champion hurdle winner in 1995 and was second in the following year.

Form Guide

Raced five times and won three, two national hunt flat races and one hurdle race, which was a maiden at Limerick, which came after 326 day break which was his first run of the season.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

1

1

0

0

1.8

 0

 

Gave us a small profit from this run, after the Champion national hunt flat race of 2018

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations 

  • Wednesday 1st May 5.30 Punchestown 
  • Friday 3th May 6.05 Punchestown
  • Thursday 12th March 3.30 Cheltenham Stayers hurdle.
  • Saturday 30th November 11.50 Fairyhouse 2 miles 5 furlongs soft Beginners Chase
  • Sunday 29th December 1.55 Leopardstown 3 mile novice chase going yielding to soft 
  • Sunday 12th January 1.05 Punchestown 2 mile 4 furlongs novice chase going yielding to soft 
  • Sunday 26th January 2.10 Naas 3 miles novice chase soft going grade 3
  • Tuesday 9th March 5.20 Cheltenham National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase (Grade 2) soft going 3 miles 6 furlongs rated 152

What we might be looking for

With his win at Limerick, indications of staying races for the future could be where his chances beckons and might prove useful in this sphere, with graded races coming his way.

  •  Wednesday 1st May 5.30 Punchestown 
  • Not been seen since winning at Limerick over twenty two furlongs on heavy ground, which was a maiden race, today he is racing in a grade one novice on yielding ground over three miles. Once again Paul Townend in the plate and Willie Mullins has five runners in the field and Ruby Walsh is on Allaho, who could be thought, the first string with Carefully Selected second string. This seven year old can be capable of being a player and may show more than being a second string, looks useful and can rate a danger to all.
  • His hurdling at times was novicey and lost the odd length or two in the process, also seemed to lose his position and wentto teh rear of the field and with around three to jump Paul Townend got at him and he moved forward with pressure applying but could not sustain the run and finished in third place. Take nothing away from the winner Minella Indo, as he was the Albert Bartlett winner at Cheltenham and showed his well being here, also giving notice of being a very progressive horse.  Would not be surprise if Wilie Mullins drops this one in class to get a confident run into him to make him show more progress with better hurdling. 
  • Saturday 30th November 11.50 Fairyhouse 2 miles 5 furlongs soft Beginners Chase
  • Did make mistakes but class told and won going away at short odds.
  • Sunday 29th December 1.55 Leopardstown 3 mile novice chase going yielding to soft Willie Mullins taken this one to fences and can shine in this novice racxe as this one did show novice errors at Fairyhouse, with slicker fencing can be hard to beat here. NON RUNNER
  • Sunday 12th January 1.05 Punchestown 2 mile 4 furlongs novice chase going yielding to soft could be of significant interest in this novice race, as he looks to have potential of going places, odds on for this race but at 10/11 may worth a punt.
  • Won by 15 lengths and the race was made a lot easier when Speak Easy fell, take nothing away from the win, he done it well over a trip that might of been on the short side.
  • Sunday 26th January 2.10 Naas 3 miles novice chase soft going grade 3 she must be well to be out after two weeks and stepping up in trip, he was found out at Punchestown over hurdles at three miles, this being fences could be staying the trip well and being a year older and stronger, he is odds on for this but looks a solid sort to have on your side.
  • Made penty of mistakes but looks like class seen this one through for success, plus Spyglass Hill falling helped, short odds, can understand why this one is keeping to novice company.
  • Tuesday 9th March 5.20 Cheltenham National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase (Grade 2) soft going 3 miles 6 furlongs rated 152 if his jumping holds together then he will have an excellent chance of being in the equation a bit skinny on the boards at 9/4 but coukd be accountable in what looks a winnerable race.

 

3. TORNADO FLYER W. Mullins

Breeding

Sired by Flemensfirth and the dam was Mucho Macabi whose sire was Exceed And Excel, with his father came stamina but with the dam sire came speed as this one was useful up to six furlongs, he did win once at seven furlongs.

Form Guide

He has taken in five races so far and won three, two national hunt flat and a hurdle race at Punchestown in December 2018 over twenty furlongs and losing his maiden tag, winning in good style, not out of second gear.

His last run was at Naas and Ruby Walsh pulled him up and was not happy with him after jumping the sixth which he made an error at.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

2

1

0

1

0.44

 0

 

With two outings after the Champion Bumper 2018, we scraped a small profit

The new season 2019-20

Declarations 

  • Tuesday 30th April 4.20 Punchestown Non Runner
  • Wednesday 1st May 4.55 Punchestown None Runner
  • Friday 3rd May 6.05 Punchestown
  • Saturday 9th November 3.25 Naas 
  • Saturday 7th December 2.10 Navan 2 miles and 1 furlong Yeilding to soft
  • Sunday 5th January 1.20 Naas 2 mile novice chase Yielding
  • Sunday 2nd February 3.00 Leopardstown 2 miles 5 furlongs yielding Grafe 1 novice chase
  • Thursday 12th March 1.30 Cheltenham 2 miles 4 furlongs soft going novice chase grade 1  

What we might be looking for

In the new season just about to kick off he has several declarations for Punchestown and hopefully we can a new beginning with this one.

  • Friday 3rd May 6.05 Punchestown Willie Mullins has set this youngster to this race, two mile novice hurdle grade one. Last time out Ruby (now retired) pulled this one up at Naas andwas fancied to run a big race that day, something amiss there and hopefully what ever niggled him is now out of the way. He has potential and Tornado Flyer is a course and distance winner, who a national hunt flat race before the Cheltenham Bumper, coming third and the form of the race has been franked, shame Acey Milan did not give the form a boost here yesterday. He has Cheltenham festival winner City Island to beat, who beat The Champ in the Ballymore Novices over twenty one furlongs and a worthy favourite. Tornado Flyer is a 16/1 price tag for this race and would it not be good to see him being a big threat to the favourite and running a big race.
  • Having a long break and coming back for this race might of taken it's toll, possibly with a run under his belt he could of been a lot closer at the finish. Once again plenty of support in the market going off at 7/1 and was at the back for practically all the way and Paul Townend raced him with a view of his turn of foot could be his advantage but was never in a position to deliver and eventually finished in fourth place, was hoping to see this one being a serious player in this class, not one to write off, worth keeping an eye on.
  • Saturday 9th November 3.25 Naas Beginners chase over nineteen furlongs on soft to yielding ground, settled behind the leaders and when Paul Townend asked, the six year old picked up and stayed on well as a 5/4 favourite should. Plenty to like about this one and has more progress in him.
  • Saturday 7th December 2.10 Navan looking for ward to seigthis one and hopefully being accountable in this novice chase with five runners. Wiould be coming on for his win and can give a big pointer towards more to come.
  • Won but looked to be tap for toe but with gencing being the name of the game, he ws a lot swifter and stayed on strongly for a winning result.
  • Sunday 5th January 1.20 Naas 2 mile novice chase Yielding races with a penalty after two victories and looks to have more to offer and Willie Mullins is keeeping him to novice company, which I beleive is teaching. Should be hard to beat here and 7/4 could be a decent price to figure with.
  • Did not jump well and was struggling to get competitive, pulled up, might be something a miss.
  • Sunday 2nd February 3.00 Leopardstown 2 miles 5 furlongs yielding Grafe 1 novice chase respiratory infection was the reason for pulling up last time out and hopefully he is over this illness and ready to put his name down for a declaration for Cheltenham. He has stablemate Faugheen to beat and being the younger one by four years,he could be getting the better of.. If taking this race his 50/1 for the three Cheltenham entries will tumble espicially for the race he is being aimed at. He is 9/1 for this race and I feel he is a big price and could be shorter before off, certainly worth a dabble, Tornado Flyer is a useful sort.
  • Gave his best with a third behind his two stable mates with Faugheen coming out on top, a third fence from home error did not help but will have benefit from this outing, plenty to like about this one and would not lose faith in him.
  • Thursday 12th March 1.30 Cheltenham 2 miles 4 furlongs soft going novice chase grade 1 one of many runners here for Willie Mullins and could be struggling to get into the thick of the action, with several who look more progressive than him, having stated that, cannot under estimate this stable runners as big priced winners do appear from Mullins set up and Paul Townend number one jockey for the stable takes the ride on this one and he might of selected this one of the four appearing, possible each way shout at 22/1.
  • Finished in fifth place and gave a good account against four useful sorts ahead of him, will be holding his own in future races.

4. ACEY MILAN A. Honeyball

Breeding 

by Milan and the dam Strong Wishes who is by Strong Gale

Form Guide

Has had a total of nine outings and produced winning form in three national hunt flat races and one hurdle.

Before his win he raced twice and was favourite on both occasions' and disappointed, after a 72 day break he came good at Plumpton 2019 where he came under pressure to gain victory.

His last run was at Uttoxeter in a class two handicap and finished third with a official rating of 127.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

3

1

1

1

0.50

 0

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Thursday 2nd May 6.05 Punchestown 
  • Saturday 4th May 5.35 Punchestown
  • Monday 4th November 2.40 Plumpton 
  • Saturday 23th November 2.25 Haydock
  • Friday 29th November 3.35 Newbury Ladbroke hurdle non runner
  • Friday 27th December 2.10 Chepstow 2 miles 7 1/2 furlongs soft handicap hurdle class two rated 132
  • Saturday 8th Febuary 1.50 Newbury 3 miles good ground handicap hurdle race class two rated 131

What we might be looking for

I still believe Anthony Honeyball trainer of Acey Milan will have great benefits coming, when this son of Milan races on decent ground, once again stamina to play at distances with, could be a progressive sort in the making. 

  • Thursday 2nd May 6.05 Punchestown 3 mile handicap hurdle on yielding to soft ground, tackling this distance for the first time and on breeding should get the trip. He struggle to get home at Uttoxeter over twenty furlongs, this was on testing heavy ground, I would be of the thinking, after watching Wednesday racing from this venue the ground looks ideal and closer to the good side than soft. Aidan Coleman in the plate as practically normal and he could be achieving a big run out of his mount. Massive price for this race at 33/1, I would love to see us all "filling our boots" so to speak, looking forward to seeing this race and Anthony Honeycombe, thinks plenty of this one.
  • Certainly made a mark in the betting, from 33/1 to 9/1 and 10/1 in places, thought we were going to have some real excitement but the price cannot make a horse run quicker, tried his best and was not a danger to the main bunch that pulled away from the last bend. Questions will be out, does he stay, or did the ground go against him, with what I saw, Aidan Coleman was never serious on him and might of put this race down as learning status, he has plenty of time on his side, I am not going to lose faith in him, only five.
  • Monday 4th November 2.40 Plumpton First run of the year and season over twenty furlongs on heavy ground and was held up from off the pace, seemed to be caught flat footed and stayed on well to go down fighting by 3/4 of a length. 
  • Saturday 23rd November 2.25 Haydock came in for a bit of support and went off at 7/1, ran a very good race and was to the fore of the race and and looked to be holding on, only to be picked up and past byStoney Mountain, beaten 2 3/4 lengths. Showed potential here and a win could be not that far away.
  • Friday 27th December 2.10 Chepstow 2 miles 7 1/2 furlongs soft handicap hurdle class two rated 132 Has stamina to play with and after dueling for the lead last time out, he could be capable of being a strong player and after two seconds, might be able to go one place better for a result. He is four pounds higher for this race and might not have a concern about it.
  • runs his race from the front and the ground is just finding him out and if connections keep going this way, by the spring months, he could become well handicap to win a big prize. Tired coming up the home straight and spent force, once again well fancied in the market with him being favourite.
  • Saturday 8th Febuary 1.50 Newbury 3 miles good ground handicap hurdle race class two rated 131 hopefuly a big run could be on the cards, with good ground assisting.
  • Dissappointing, after holding a promient position until the final bend and came under pressure before the first hurdle coming up the home straight for the final time, poor performance for a horse who was well supported in the market from 8/1 to 11/4 , big gamble gone awaol.

5. BLACKBOW W. Mullins

Breeding

By Stowaway and Dam sire is Accordion both middle distance winners on the flat, Stowaway sired Champagne Fever who won the Champion Bumper  but died in 2015 and he was sired by Derby winner Slip Anchor. Accordion  never raced  but was sired by Sadler's Wells.

Form Guide

A total of four runs so far, all in national hunt flat races and won two, which were before the Champion Bumper.

His last run was at Punchestown in another grade one bumper and came second behind TORNADO FLYER and the form from last year's bumper holding up, strangely Blackbow went off favourite at 9/4 while his defeatist  was 12/1.

 Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

0

0

0

0

0

 0

 

Has not been seen this season.

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • None
  • Saturday 9th November 12.00 Naas
  • Su8nday 1st december 1.00 Fairyhouse non runner
  • Sunday 15th December 11/30 Navan 2 mile maiden hurdle soft
  • Sunday 12th January 3.45 Punchestown 2 mile maiden hurdle going yeilding to soft 
  • Saturday 14th March 1.45 Navan 2 mile maiden hurdle going heavy

What we might be looking for

No recent declarations but might be kept to around two miles and possibly two miles and four furlongs.

Could be well up to producing the goods, as he did show potential on his last run.

  • Saturday 9th November 12.00 Naas two miles on soft to heavy ground and went to the front, a bit novicey in hurdling and this might of found him out and had no answer to the winner Embittered.
  • Sunday 15th December 11/30 Navan This should be a formality as this one is the class act in the field and should lose his maiden tag after running a good race when second last time out. Odds on to win this, will not be making anyon rich.
  • What looked a formailty, was not to happen with him falling at the last with the race in his grasp .
  • Sunday 12th January 3.45 Punchestown 2 mile maiden hurdle going yeilding to soft short odds again and hopefully can make this race his own and make amends for his error at the last when falling at Navan, a big fie;d of runner but nothing looks a serious opponent, Willie Mullins should be taking the first and last race here today.
  • 1/3 on and beaten well and truely, free early and made mistakes, to drop away and not be competitive, something not right.
  • Saturday 14th March 1.45 Navan 2 mile maiden hurdle going heavy connections will be back to the bread and butter stuff, after a brilliant Cheltenham and this one can find the winning formula and improve, even though Blackbow has to run on heavy ground.
  • Beaten in a photo finish, if hurdling slightly better could of found that bit extra.

 

6. FELIX DESJY G. Elliott

Breeding

Sired by Maresca Sorrento who only ran twice over hurdles and won both, the Dam Lamadoun was sired by Smadoun who was a fair flat horse over middle distances. 

Form Guide

Eleven outings in total so far, producing five wins, two national hunt flat races and three hurdle races.

Since his Champion bumper outing, he has raced eight times and after the Cheltenham run, he finished in fifth place in the Punchestown Champion bumper, took a well deserve break of 185 days and appeared in a maiden hurdle at Galway and won like an odds on shot should. He then disappointed at Navan by coming last of seven in a grade three novice hurdle and then came fifth in another novice race over twenty furlongs this time. On boxing day he took a handsome lead but was a spent force when Salsaretta came past him between the last two flights.

Front running tactics paid off at Punchestown next time out and had Jetez back in second place, this win put in line for a tilt at the Supreme Novice race at the festival and he came fifth.

His last run was at Aintree and young Jack Kennedy made full use of him and won by 1 1/2 lengths from Aramon.  

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

5

2

1

1

10.00

 0

 

with his good win at Aintree as he was gambled in from 9/2 plus his other win at 11/4 we made a good profit, at least the figures appear on teh other side of the decimal point, compared  to the others above.

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Tuesday 30th April 4.20 Punchestown 
  • Friday 3rd May 5.30 Punchestown 

What we might be looking for

He might be kept to two miles with the view of his speed and ability to front run, especially on flat tracks.

Tuesday 30th April 4.20 Punchestown 

  • The Champion novice hurdle over two miles and arrives here with an all the way lead to win at Aintree. today he meets his defeatist from Cheltenham Klassical Dream and he has has plenty on his plate to turn the tables on this one, however he is a course and distance winner and with Gordon Elliott changing his tactics to front running, jockey Jack Kennedy could be getting teh fractions right for a big run, nice price at 6/1, Possibly a watching brief maybe the profitable view.
  • He ran really well and finished in a clear second to Klassical Dream beaten 5 1/2 lengths, he went to the front and coming to the second last the favourite swooped and past and won nicely.

 

 

 

7. COLREEVY W. Mullins

Breeding 

 

Six year old mare is by Flemensfirth who is a good sire for the national hunt game and the dams sire was Saddlers Hall who was a very good middle distance horse.

Form Guide

She has raced five times in her career so far and won two national hunt flat races. with hare first being at Fairyhouse on heavy ground, which was in December 2017  and followed with a third in a graded race at Leopardstown, which connections must of thought she has potential to run in the Champion bumper of 2018 and came seventh. She went for the grade three national hunt race at Punchestown and obliged, winning comfortably, she took a 347 day break and staying on the national hunt flat scene she raced at Fairyhouse where she came third behind the improving Gypsy Island.

 Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

1

0

1

0

0

 -1

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Wednesday 1st May 6.40 Punchestown
  • Wednesday 1st May 7.45 Punchestown Non-Runner
  • Sunday 17th November 12.50 Cork
  • Sunday 1st December 1.00 Fairyhouse non runner
  • Friday 27th December 2.35 Limerick 2 mile 4 furlong maiden hurdle heavy
  • Saturday 25th January 2.10 Fairyhouse 2 mile 2 furlong novice hurdle grade 3 going yeilding to soft
  • Thursday 12th March 4.50 Cheltenham 2 miles 1 furlong mares novice grade 2 going soft 

What we might be looking for

Connections are keeping her in national hunt flat races as those declaration are and possibly after the summer months, she could be hurdling and with a good future, might be fairly useful in this sphere, then again predicting things like this can end up with egg on your face.

Wednesday 1st May 6.40 Punchestown 

  • Two mile national hunt flat race and Willie Mullins has the services of J J Codd, one of the top amateur jockey's around, he is more p[rofessional than amateur, for this mare. Willie Mullins has three runners here and this one warrants respect and could be running a big race here. She has only raced once since winning here last year. 10/1 is on offer with one bookmaker, others are slightly smaller, would advise to take this price, as she could be giving these odds a great shout.
  • Prominent throughout the race and Jamie kicked her on with half mile to go and went at least two to three lengths clear but Abacadabras chased her hard up the home straight but could not get to her. The Gordon Elliott horse ran in this years Champion bumper at Cheltenham. I hope some of you helped yourselves to the 10/1 on show.
  • Sunday 17th November 12.50 Cork Tried to make all but was passed by the winner Midnight Run and was eventaully beaten 9 1/2 lengths, the winner looked useful and this six year old can make this race pay with fitness being boosted.
  • Friday 27th December 2.35 Limerick 2 mile 4 furlong maiden hurdle heavy really short odds for this maiden and Willie Mullins will be wanting this run out of the way and the maiden tage lost to go to better things.
  • Led from start to finish and won with ease as she should, as she is a class above these.
  • Saturday 25th January 2.10 Fairyhouse 2 mile 2 furlong novice hurdle grade 3 going yeilding to soft she is very talented and could be hard to beat here as she has everything in her favpur to deliver, 
  • Chakllengefor the lead throughout the race with Minella Melody and looked as if the last flight settled the race with her making a mistake. Willie Mullins had three runners in the field and achieved second and third. Could not go on jockey bookings for number one horse as Danny Mullins has prcatically ridden this one all the time, she wasa nice price too 3/1 into 11/4, thinking a lot shorter, shame she got beat, all the same she did show she is no back marker and can hold her own in a competitive field.
  • Thursday 12th March 4.50 Cheltenham 2 miles 1 furlong mares novice grade 2 going soft  she has the ability to be in the thick of the action but she could be finding Minella Melody too strong once more.
  •  Held a prominent position but could not muster a challenge up the run in, she will be winning races in the future on better ground, came fifth.

9. RHINESTONE J. O'Brien

Breeding 

He is by Montjeu which is a good indication for soft ground and this trip with him being good up to eleven furlongs on the flat.

Form Guide

Left A P O'brien yard without racing on the flat and went to his sons stable in October 2017, Joseph Patrick O'Brien has sent the six year old out racing eight times and won two races, one a national hunt flat race at Thurles  and after the Championship race at Cheltenham and a break of 241 days he won a maiden hurdle race at Naas over two miles and was 8/13 favourite, winning in impressively. His next three runs was not as good with a second in the middle of a fourth and last run at Cheltenham in the Albert Bartlett over three miles, where he was pulled up.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

3

0

1

2

1.4

 

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • None at present
  • Saturday 28th December 1.25 Leopardstown 2 miles 5 furlongs beginners chase soft
  • Thursday 22nd January 3.35 Gowran Park 2 miles beginners chase soft going 

What we might be looking for

With him being pulled up at Cheltenham in March, the race might of taken something out of him and possibly put away to next winter, where he could be very capable of shining once more, I feel this one has a good future and coming from a top stable will be placing Rhinestone to be his best in.

  • Saturday 28th December 1.25 Leopardstown 2 miles 5 furlongs beginners chase soft first run since being pulled up ;ast season at Cheltenham in March. Starting out over fences and could be capable of showing potential, always a bit concerned when going over fences for the first time about punting them, at 5/1 he could be of some interest. This race might be hard to way up with form, possibly best watch or make your bets small.
  • Jumped deliberate and novicey, would of learned something from this run and jockey Walsh was not hard his mount and came home in his own time.
  • hursday 22nd January 3.35 Gowran Park 2 miles beginners chase soft going  Stepping back down in distance to two miles and could be making the difference, I thought in away he was schooled last time out without the view of the stewards, today could be seeing this one in a different light.
  • For what you could see, as it was really misty and Rhinestone did move up from the bacl of the field but was never threat, another that looks limited on show.

10. DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO N. Gifford

Breeding

Very good pedigree for the jumping scene and over a trip too being by Presenting and with the dam sire being Snurge.

Form Guide

This six year old owned by John P McManus and trained by Nick Gifford has raced seven times and he won his first two races at 6/1 and 10/1, with the last being at Ascot where he done the job in asserting fashion, giving him some hope when going to Cheltenham bumper race.

Nick gave him a break of 231 days and raced him at Fakenham, which is a tight track and he obliged like an odds on shot should and his class came through with a strong finish. Once again at Ascot he a class two introductory hurdle race, staying on strongly and won by a head from Thomas Darby which was useful form. On Boxing day at Kempton he came closer to last than first with a fifth place of six runners and found nothing when Barry Geraghty asked, this time finishing behind Thomas Darby and Mister Fisher winning the race.. His last run was at Ascot in a grade three handicap hurdle over two miles and was never really a threat, the fire he showed in winning performances have not been produced and possibly he is maturing.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

3

1

0

2

1.25

 

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • None at present
  • 4.30 Chepstow 2 3 1/2 furlongs grade three hurdle soft ground Non runner

What we might be looking for

I think this youngster has potential and can come good in the winter campaign to come, if filling out in the right places, we could be seeing a progressive sort.

  •  Saturday 3rd August 2.30 Galway 
  • Saturday 2nd November 2.45 Ascot
  • Thursday 6th February 3.05 Huntingdon 2 miles 3 1/2 furlongs going good to soft class 2 handicap hurdle. rated 132
  • Saturday 14th March 2.40 Kempton 2 miles 5 furlongs handicap class two hurdle race going good to soft rated 130

Having his first race of teh season and has to Ireland for it, taking in this class B handicap and could be spot on to run a big race, as this is a long trip for Nick Gifford to bring a horse from the South coast of England. 

Ground looks ideal and he has no problem with big fields. 

This is a step up in distance but being by Presenting, he could have the stamina for it.

  • Was held up by Robbie Power and was a few lengths off the main field for most of the way, tried to make ground but never really got into contention. Nothing to get excited about but should be coming on for the run. 
  • Saturday 2nd November 2.45 Ascot Held up and off the pace, made some head way but never threatening and finished in tenth place, this was somewhat dissappointing but might need the run and may show something later in the season.
  • Thursday 6th February 3.05 Huntingdon 2 miles 3 1/2 furlongs going good to soft class 2 handicap hurdle. rated 132 not ben seen for sometime due to having a wind operation and hopefuly he is sound to be ready to strike here. His first rating was 139 and the handicapper has kindly dropped him seven pounds to be competitive here. He can go well fresh as his record shows with winning after a long break. He is by Presenting a good indication of good ground performance.BET365 has him at 4/1 which looks attractive. he does hold an declaration on Saqturday at Newbury in the Betfair Hurdle grade 3, coming for this looks a lot easier and a big run could be appeaing.
  • Tiredness look the order of the day, with him falling when beaten, should come on for the race and not one to swerve.
  • Saturday 14th March 2.40 Kempton 2 miles 5 furlongs handicap class two hurdle race going good to soft rated 130 Could be weighted to run a decent race and been dropped two pounds from last outing, with drying ground, Nicky Gifford charge can see improvement appearing and with this one missing Cheltenham and coming here for this, may prove profitable.
  • Out the back and look to be travelling alright only to fall on the final circuit.

 

11 THE BIG BITE T. George

Breeding

Sire being by Scorpion who sired Don't Touch It and Might Bite, these are the produce of Ardross

Form Guide

This son of Scorpion started out with Tom Lacey, winning a national hunt flat race at Lingfield at 14/1 as a four year old. Joined Tom George in December 2017 and in December 2017 after 295 days off he came good at Huntingdon in another national hunt flat race giving Tom George the view he has potential in the Champion bumper where we have started following him like the ten others in front and the rest to follow. He won his first hurdle race at Chepstow staying on Strongly and had a useful sort back in third Tedham.

His next race was at Haydock on heavy ground and won this introductory  hurdle very easily but finished the year off with a fourth place behind Mister Fisher at Kempton and had Didtheyleaveuoutto in behind, on good to soft ground.  At Aintree on his last outing, his jockey Ciaran Gethings tried to make all and was out of contention when coming over the last, this was a class two novice hurdle on good ground.

 Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

4

1

0

3

0

2.56

Did not make a profit on this one after four runs.

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Monday 25th November 1.30 Kempton
  • Friday 29th November 12.45 Newbury non runner
  • Tuesday 14th January 2.10 Doncaster Beginners chase 2 miles 4 furlongs soft
  • Saturday 15th February 1.30 Haydock Novice Limited Chase 2 miles 4 furlongs heavy ground 138 rated

What we might be looking for

Would not be surprise if this big bay gelding goes novice chasing, as he does have a look of being a chaser in the making.

  • Monday 25th November 1.30 Kempton First run of the season and after wind surgery, was not far off the pace and jumped his fences well enough for a novice and looked as if condition told and came fourth. Some useful sorts in front of him and this race could be delivering winners, including himself.
  • Tuesday 14th January 2.10 Doncaster Beginners chase 2 miles 4 furlongs soft can he stay this far is the big question, he has been more of a player at two mile. Jumping fences looks ideal for him as he is a big fella. I might have a small saver on him but not really sure what to expect. 
  • Showed he stayed and stayed on dourly. His jumping needs to improve but was either second or leading throughout the race with Nestor Park. His jumping should improve and the more fluent, the better he will become.
  • Saturday 15th February 1.30 Haydock Novice Limited Chase 2 miles 4 furlongs heavy ground 138 rated can act on heavy ground and comes here with a win from Doncaster, today he can show improvement in his jumping and fingers cross he will be hard to beat. These fence can be tricky but they can wake him up to make him jump, looks a progressive sort.
  • Finished second, one mistake cost his chance of winning but the winner Caribean Bay jumped bodly and took the lead up and stayed on strongly, going away from the field at the line.

12. SEDDON T. George

Breeding

He is by Stonaway and his dam sire is Beneficial, could be strong views about staying long distances.

Form Guide

 Before we saw him in the Cheltenham bumper, he won a race at Musselburgh on soft ground.

After finishing in twelfth place in the Champion national hunt flat race , he was rested for 232 days and came good at Stratford over two miles on good ground at 8/11 favourite, his next three races were with third place finishes and all being graded hurdle races, he was put away for 53 days and reappeared at Cheltenham in March lining up in teh Ballymore novice grade one hurdle over 21 furlongs and finished in seventh place, was in the lead until four out and weakened before the last and was beaten 26 lengths.

He finished the season off at the Scottish Grand National meeting at Ayr where he came third of five in a two mile novice class three hurdle race on good ground and led the field until three out and was outpaced and beaten nearly nine lengths by Getaway Trump who went on to win at Sandown on the final day of the season.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

4

0

3

1

0

0.40

 

The annoying part, we only made from one of his races when his opening price was 8/1 and was gambled into around 4/1 and this kept our losses down to just 40p.

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • None at present

What we might be looking for

Would not be surprise, if we see this one racing a lot more next season over hurdles and paying his way in handicap company.

 

13 DASHEL DRASHER J. Scott

Breeding

He is by Passing Glance and the Dam So Long was sired by Nomadic Way who was a good flat stayer.

Form Guide

This six year old seemed to be out a fair amount of times for trainer Jeremy Scott and before entering the Champion bumper he won at Wincanton on heavy ground at a big price of 14/1 and stayed on well in the closing stages.

He started his hurdling career at Chepstow in November with a third place behind Kateson, he then came third at Newbury behind Bright Forecast and a mistake at the last did not help his cause. Connections then gave him another run at Newbury where he finished in fourth place and was a beaten favourite this day, these defeats appeared in maiden company but when making the transmission to novice races he came alive with the step up in trip helping too with four straight wins and improving with each run.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

6

4

1

1

23.55

0

 

This one proved to be a money spinner with four wins on the bounce and three of those victories at odds against.

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Friday 3rd May 6.05 Punchestown non runner
  • Thursday 7th November 2.05 Newbury
  • Friday 29th November 1.50 Newbury non runner
  • Friday 29th November 2.25 Newbury
  • Wednesday 4th December 1.55 Haydock 2 miles 5 furlongs heavy ground

What we might be looking for

He has an entry for the above mention race and will have to race his game.

I am expecting to see this one going novice chasing and possibly making a name for himself in this sphere, could be an exciting prospect, hopefully I am, not proved wrong.

  • Thursday 7th November 2.05 Newbury made his seasonal debut over fences and was leading for most of the way but Champ cruiseed past him and the race ws over. Jumped well and has a good chance of producing the goods.
  • Friday 29th November 2.25 Newbury  comes for this than the earlier one which was a handicap class two. This is the tougher race of the two and he meet Champ once more and will have a task task of reversing the placing with this one, as he looked useeful. At 11/1 is a better price for each way play than attacking odds on shot. Dashel Drasher lost his two front shoes last time out here and if keeping his shoes this time around may give a good account.
  • Only got as far as the first fence then unseated Matt Griffins.
  • After unseating five days ago, he is reappearing at Haydock in a four runner novice chase and possibly have Champagne Mystery to worry about.
  • The four runners set up and it became a race of two matches with the principles leading the way and with limied fences to jump Dashel Drasher settled in second place and picked off Champagne Mystery up the home straight and won with plenty in hand, impressive to say the least.

14 KNOW THE SCORE D. Pipe

Breeding

Well bred being by Flemensfirth and Sadler's Wells.

Form Guide

David Pipe yard has not had a good season and it has shown with this six year old who has raced six times and won twice, his first was at Towcester in a five runner national hunt flat race in February and then failed to make an impression in the Champion bumper and was given 252 days off to start his maiden hurdling campaign where he has finished three times in third place and won one in the middle of them all at Hexham and was a hot favourite to win over twenty furlongs on soft ground.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

4

1

1

2

0

1.56

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Wednesday 23rd October 1.15 Worcester
  • Saturday 23rd November 3.40 Haydock
  • Wednesday 1st January 2.25 Exeter 3 miles soft going Handicap chase rated 129
  • Friday 21st February 2.15 Exeter 3 miles limited handicap heavy ground rated 128

What we might be looking for

If David Pipe tries a summer campaign with this one, would be interesting but otherwise the winter time can see him being played in handicap company, like his last run at Wetherby in a class two. 

  • Wednesday 23rd October 1.15 Worcester started his career over fences with a hard fought victory, possibly the nine pound advantage helped with holding Supremely Lucky, likeable sort.
  • Saturday 23rd November 3.40 Haydock supported in the market and made several mistakes and still stayed within a chance of getting competitive but possibly the trip of three miles and four furlongs was to far and eventaully pulled up.
  • Wednesday 1st January 2.25 Exeter 3 miles soft going Handicap chase rated 129 After a low key show at Haydock, David Pipe has put the blinkers back on and these fences might be moreto his liking, than the stiff ones of Haydock.
  • had a prominent position but became one paced and might prefer better ground and a shorter trip possibly.
  • Friday 21st February 2.15 Exeter 3 miles limited handicap heavy ground rated 128 Do not expect much from this one with heavy ground may not be suitable to give notice of anything special.

15 ARCH MY BOY M. Smith

Breeding

He is sired by Archipenko and the dam's sire was Singspiel, plenty of middle distance blood from the flat in his line.

Form Guide

Raced nine times and three races were on the flat with two runs on the all weather where he was unplaced and the other was on grass and winning at Nottingham, which was achieved after the Champion Bumper race. Before this race he ran in three national hunt flat races and never won.

What I could surmise is that trainer Martin Smith was building this horses speed up with flat runs as when he appeared at Fakenham over hurdles he won and beat a useful sort called Zanzi Win, who went onto frank the form, this should his slick hurdling and speed and won his maiden in good style.. His last run at Huntingdon was more of a test and he was odds on to win and he did it with thirty lengths to spare.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

3

1

1

1

1.5

0

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • None 

What we might be looking for

I am looking forward to seeing this one hurdling in good quality handicaps as he looks a useful sort and could be exciting prospect. 

5.50 Saratoga 2 mile fast 24th July 2019 

  • I thought I never be seeing one of these horses jumping hurdles in America and has joined Richard Valentine yard and looks like he will be racing in the United States and he is meeting anothe British runner in the shape of Redicean who use to be trained by Alan King. I will not know what the form of the race is with other runners, you will be able to watch the race on Attheraces, so we can see what teh outcome will be. 
  • Non Runner

16 STONEY MOUNTAIN H. Daly

Breeding

His sire was Mountain High who was top class in twelve furlong races and has sired some useful sites for the National hunt scene. The dam's sire is Dolpour who was owned by H H  Aga Khan and was high class over ten furlongs.

Form Guide

Has raced plenty, with ten outings and two came before the entry for the Cheltenham Champion bumper and he won at Warwick before this on heavy ground after his fifth place on seasonal debut at Exeter.

Won at Bangor after Cheltenham, which was a national hunt flat race and this made it two wins from four in this sphere of the winter game..

His first run over hurdles was at Aintree and he won, where he found enough to hold on by a neck from Aye Aye Charlie., this was over twenty furlongs at Ascot he had an extra furlong to contend with and came second, hanging badly left did not help his cause.. He was given a novice run at Southwell and won like an odds on should, this was back over twenty furlongs, once again at Warwick he was racing over a furlong further in a grade two race and he looked to be caught flat footed and stayed on to take second place behind Beakstown, With the view of him staying on at Warwick, the next race at Haydock was over three miles and seem to be found out once more and came third. His last run at Cheltenham in the Albert Bartlett Novice he was pulled up by Richard Johnson after making a mistake seven out, was some support in the market in from 25/1 to 16/1.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

4

0

2

2

0

4.00

 

Never collected off this one but I thought he would be winning races but early days.

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Sunday 27th October 2.25 Aintree
  • Saturday 23rd November 2.25 Haydock
  • Friday 13th December 12. 45 Cheltenham 3 miles 1 1/2 furlongs novice chase good to soft
  • Saturday 10th January 3.35 Warwick 3 miles 1 furlong handicap hurdle class, soft going rated 143
  • Thursday 12th March 2.10 Cheltenham Pertempts handicap hurdle 3 miles rated 142 soft going.

What we might be looking for

He could be growing into himself and could be one to be seen in a better light when going over fences, staying could be his game.

  • Sunday 27th November 2.25 Aintree First run of the season and took over the lead two flights out and Richard Johnson kept him up tyo his work and hada 1/2 length to spare over the second Garrettstown.
  • Saturday 23rd November 2.25 Haydock made a couple of errors with his hurdling but was always just behind the main bunch, once again like last season manage to get out paced but Tom O'Brien kept him going forward and stamina kicked in from what look an impossible position and stayed on strongly to beat Acey Milan. 
  • Friday 13th December 12. 45 Cheltenham 3 miles 1 1/2 furlongs novice chase good to soft we know he stays and jumps hurdles well, now he goes chasing and this is the pearl in the oyster, which I believe. He is a big sort and looks to have plenty of scope and hopefully a great future to come. Five line up, a small field but hopefully the pace can be good as he does sty well from off a good pace, looking forward to seeing this one in action over fences.
  • Unseated Richard Johnson shame, made a couple of mistakes, hopefully learn from this outing.
  • Saturday 10th January 3.35 Warwick 3 miles 1 furlong handicap hurdle class, soft going rated 143 reverting back to hurdles and could of significant interest and already been some support in the market into 6/1 from slightly bigger. Acts on the surface and has stamina to see the trip out and with Warwick a galloping course, he can stride out well.
  • Stayed on for fifth place and that is a qualifying position for the Pertempts at Cheltenham.
  • Thursday 12th March 2.10 Cheltenham Pertempts handicap hurdle 3 miles rated 142 soft going. Shame the ground is on the soft side as he has the potential of winning this race and he may get the better of Relegate and a place could be beckoning.
  • Came ninth but lost an off shoe and recieved a cut to left hind but conditions was not ideal for him and well earned rest looks to be appearing and one to keep an eye on for future races.

17 JAYTRACK PARKHOMES C.Tizzard

Breeding

Sired by Multiplex who has sired winners of national hunt races and he is by Danehill. The dam's sire Beat All was a Derby contender and sired a few winners of national hunt races.

Form Guide

Since his run in the Cheltenham bumper race, where he was a backmarker, he has raced once in a national hunt flat race finishing in fifth place at Cheltenham, his first run over hurdles was at Newbury and never a threat, this was over two miles. Colin Tizzard his trainer gave him a short break and allowed him to take his chance at Sandown in a class three novice hurdle and finished in sixth place and made a few mistakes, this was on soft ground.

At Exeter in March and his last run ws over eighteen furlongs and in a maiden, where he pressed the winner until coming under pressure and fading two out.

Colin Tizzard horses are not really running well enough to warrant respect at this period of time and this one may be in the same format as many others from this stable.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

3

0

0

3

0

3.00

 

Another that has not shown any potential.

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Tuesday 7th May 5.50 Exeter
  • Sunday 27th October 1.00 Wincanton
  • Thursday 21st November  1.45 Wincanton
  • Thursday 12th December 2.35 Taunton 19 furlongs good to soft
  • Thursday 16th January 1.30 Wincanton 2 miles 4 furlongs heavy novice chase handicap rating 117 non runner
  • Thursday 30th January 3.25 Wincanton 2 miles soft going novice chase

What we might be looking for

Could be played in low key handicaps over hurdles and with this view could run up a sequence, once he gets his head in front.

  • Tuesday 7th May 5.50 Exeter He lines here in a novice race once again in a small field of five with Pilot Station, Jaytrack Parkhomes is second favourite and could be capable of putting his latest poor performances behind him and being accountable here. Hopefully Harry Cobden does not allow to much use of him in the early part of the race, like he was last time here and having stamina saved for the push home.
  • This time around he was held up off the cae of the leader and still could not come into the equation with a challenge, possibly handicap company should beckoning or a step back to two miles.
  • Sunday 27th October 1.00 Wincanton raced prominently and hurdled well through the race and travells through his race well, took the lead and looked to be going on to win but failed to find and came second to I'd Better Go Now, thought we were collecting at a good price of 10/1.
  • Thursday 21st November  1.45 Wincanton Tom O'Brien had a peach of a ride throughout the race with the horse travelling and when it came to the business end, once again flattered to decive and lost second pace just before the line. This was over twenty furlongs possibly three miles might see his stamina kick in.
  • Thursday 12th December 2.35 Taunton 19 furlongs good to soft racing off a m ark of 118 and stepping back slightly in trip which could suit him perfectly with him keeping ahead of his challengers come the final furlong.
  • This run at Taunton was alright to start with, up in the van and holding a prominent position, the pace was not a good one as the whole fiueld was bunch togetehr through out the race and when going into the straight and the pace quickened, he was well and truely caught flat footed. He either wants a strong pace or a longer trip than this today, was a poor show, I was looking for a lot better viewing than I got.
  • Thursday 16th January 1.30 Wincanton 2 miles 4 furlongs heavy novice chase handicap rating 117 goes chasing for the first time and after seven runs over hurdles without success, this new journey could be rewarding.
  • Thursday 30th January 3.25 Wincanton 2 miles soft going novice chase Top weight and if showing more in this sphere of racing could respond and find the extra to get that vital win under his belt.
  • Jumped not to bad but did lose ground at the fourth from home and stayed on well for second place but never a threat to Miss Venetia Williams charge Ibleo, who was recieving 5lbs from our selection.

18 VOLCANO Sheila Lewis

Breeding

British bred being by Martaline but he has a French father with Linamix, Volcano dam Lyli Rose is by Lyphard's Wish.

Form Guide

Another with ten outings to his name with three runs in national hunt flat races and winning the once, which was at Exeter on seasonal debut and was favourite to do so and must of being showing something at home to be supported on first run. This was in the hands of Christian Williams before joining Nigel Twiston-Davies.

Was given a long break after the Champion bumper race and reappeared at Chepstow in a novice hurdle race and came third an this was followed up by six more races where he finished in placed positions. With runs over two miles and seven furlongs (3 times) and a maiden race at Ascot over nearly twenty furlongs and his last run at Ffos Las over twenty two furlongs.

Seems to be found out when the line looms, quite capable of showing something, possibly with age.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

4

0

3

1

0

4.00

 

Many placed efforts but not a price to figure with each way

Left Nigel Twiston-Davies for Sheila Lewis 5th November 2019

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Sunday 17th November 12.45 Cheltenham
  • Saturday 14th December 2.55 hereford three miles and 1 1/2 furlongs class four soft going.  115 rating
  • Friday 3rd January 2.15 Hereford three miles and 1 1/2 furlongs class four soft going 112 rating
  • Tuesday 21st January 3.00 Exeter 2 miles 2 furlongs handicap hurdle class four going heavy rating 108
  • Monday 9th March 4.05 Taunton 2 miles 3 furlongs class four hurdle heavy goinf rating 106

What we might be looking for

Another that has  potential and could be going novice chasing and could be winning

  • Sunday 17th November 12.45 Cheltenham first run for new stable and held a prominent position but came under pressure around two out and never found a great deal coming up the run in. May of needed the run and could be rewarding later in the season and possibly at a good price.
  • Saturday 14th December 2.55 hereford this one could be like our Friday winner Doc Penfro, when last seen before first outing of the year at Cheltenham and before this was way back in April and may of needed the Cheltenham run and with a twenty seven day break could be missing the bounce theory. Ben Jones could be working the oracle like he did on Doc Penfro at Bangor yesterday.
  • Once again up with the pace and travelling fairly well throighout the first part of the race, made a slight mistake and then started to come underpressure and when coming to the final bend, he started to drop away.
  • Friday 3rd January 2.15 Hereford three miles and 1 1/2 furlongs class four soft going 112 rating been dropped three pounds by the handicapper but does haveto find improvement from somewhere, with him attacking the same type of race as last time when beaten 67 lengths.
  • For a horse of this calibre to be part of this field, should be contesting any race he is taking part in, today he was held up off the pace in a limited hurdle race as there was only one hurdle up the home straight in lst place and he did make a move on the second circuit but that pewtered out. Going to think the testing conditions are not suitable and possibly his trainer is working the handicap down to a favourable one when ground conditions turn better.
  • Tuesday 21st January 3.00 Exeter 2 miles 2 furlongs handicap hurdle class four going heavy rating 108 been dropped seven pounds and four from last time and in each of those races he never was active. With rthe handicapper trying to be kind, gives him a chance, plus he is back in distance, has it in him to give noticee of a big run, even the bookies think along these lines with an opening price of 7/1.
  • This one is becoming not to consistent and I would watch than play, unless he gets sent somewhere the groudis decent.
  • Monday 9th March 4.05 Taunton 2 miles 3 furlongs class four hurdle heavy goinf rating 106 started off with a high rating of 115 and now down to 106 and is now well handicappedto figure and maybe capable of playing a big part here at good odds, still think better ground can be helping but racingg off this mark makes him a sound chance at 16/.
  • Once again went out like a light, positive to say the ground is against him.

19. NESTOR PARK B. Pauling

Breeding

He is by Walk In The Park and he sired Douvan.

Form Guide

Ten races since starting out in October 2017 with a second on seasonal debut and then won at Ascot, where he rallied for success.

Did run at Newbury before Cheltenham where he was unplaced and after finishing in nineteenth with this race being the format for this blog he was rested and came back to Cheltenham for a grade two novice hurdle race and only came sixth, this was over twenty one furlongs and on next run over this trip he won at Warwick and lost his maiden tag. Ben Pauling raised him up in class at Newbury in the Betway Challow and this grade one race won by Champ was to much for him and finished in last place. He was not to be written off as he reappeared at Newcastle on soft ground and won a class four novice, the step down in class showed he can win races.

Nestor Park was stepped up to three miles at Aintree in a grade two race and was pulled up after making a mistake. The same thing happen at Warwick with being pulled up after racing to the fore for some way. weakened out and was a spent force.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

5

2

0

3

2.12

0

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Saturday 14th December 12.45 Cheltenham 2 miles 4 furlongs novice chase, going soft.
  • Tuesday 14th January 2.10 Doncaster Beginners chase 2 miles 4 furlongs soft

What we might be looking for

Could be seeing this one coming good with distance races, in decent handicaps

 

  • Saturday 14th December 12.45 Cheltenham raced as if something amiss in his kast couple of races from last season and he comes here for his new career over fences and if he is well forward, he may surprise us with a big run at very good odds.
  • Went to the fore of the race to start with but this race was fairly hot and was found out and eventaully pulled up.
  • Tuesday 14th January 2.10 Doncaster Beginners chase 2 miles 4 furlongs soft been pulled up the last three times and, the first two may of been when the stable was under a cloud, his last run was a bit of a downer too. He is better than what he has been showing so far and he may come good here. Stays and the ground may not be a worry. 10/1 looks decent and he takes on The Big Bite who is 4/1 and question marks on staying.
  • Showed a lot more today than he has in past few races. His jumping needs sto be brushed up and he was in the first two until after the fourth from home, when the pace quickened, lost his place and stayed on to finish in fourth place behind The Big Bite.

 

20 THE FLYING SOFA G. Moore

Breeding

Sire by Sholokhov who was useful on the flat and produced Don Cossack in the national hunt sphere.

The dam's sire Peintre Celebre who was good over middle distances on the flat.

Form Guide

Raced ten times so far and four was in national hunt flat races and won one at Fontwell in February 2018 and raced six times over hurdles and won one, which was his last outing at Plumpton. He was placed three times over hurdles with second positions and the win would of helped confidence and loss of his maiden tag.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

5

0

4

1

0

1.80

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Sunday 20th October 2.45 Kempton
  • Sunday 10th November 1.15 Sandown
  • Friday 29th November 12.45 Newbury
  • Friday 20th December 1.55 Ascot 2 mile 1 furlong heavy going, Limited Handicap Chase. 122 rated
  • Thursday 23rd January 1.25 Fakenham 2 miles good to soft novice handicap chase 121 rated class four
  • Monday 10th February 2.45 Plumpton 2miles 3 1/2 furlongs chase novices class three 125 rated heavy going

What we might be looking for

May not be aimed up high but could be performing around the southern tracks with success. 

  • Sunday 20th October 2.45 Kempton first run of the season and showed some useful form with a second place going down by 1/2 length to Celtic Joy, giving the view he coud be winning soon.
  • Sunday 10th November 1.15 Sandown nibbled at in the market and went off at 11/2 but never really got into contention and finished in fourth place, soft ground but had to get through this which The Flying Sofa did not seem to enjoy.
  • Friday 29th November 12.45 Newbury could be up for this with bottom weight to carry, will be a lot fitter for this and at 12/1 maybe well worth a each way try.
  • One paced in fourth place, dissappointing.
  • Friday 20th December 1.55 Ascot 2 mile 1 furlong heavy going, Limited Handicap Chase. I a feeling that the heavy ground here will find him out and for betting purposes, watching breif should be the order of the day, as he has to find with Sully D'Oc AA, who was a head of him from the Newbury, twenty one days ago.
  • Held a prominent position and jumped fairly well throughout, just has no finishing speed and eventually held a third position. Once the ground becomes better, we could see him in a different light.
  • Thursday 23rd January 1.25 Fakenham 2 miles good to soft novice handicap chase 121 rated class four He went close when last in this class at Kempton back in October, finding Celtic Joy 1/2 length and giving the winner six pounds. The word good appears in ground discription and this may asist Gary Moore charge alot better than the heavy surfaces he has been tackling and the drop in class could work the oracle. Four go to post and The Flying Sofa is 11/10 to deliver and hopefully he can.
  • A small field and tactical with The Flying Sofa coming out on top, staying on well, jumped well in teh main too.
  • Monday 10th February 2.45 Plumpton 2miles 3 1/2 furlongs chase novices class three 125 rated heavy going only four line up and has heavy ground to race on and he was beaten last time on this surface and I think this race should be best watched than playing.
  • The heavy ground did not suit and came second, which connections will be happy with. I never had a bet, as I mentioned the ground did not look suitable.

21 DOC PENFRO Emma Lavelle

Breeding

Sired by Dr. Massini and the dam's sire Snurge both good performers on the flat.

Form Guide

Only raced four times and has yet to win in his limited outings of four.

Last seen at Worcester in a class four  maiden over twenty furlongs and came second, where he was hanging left and awkward.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

1

0

1

0

0

-1.00

 

The new season 2019-20

Left Kevin Frost yard 14th October for Emma Lavelle.

Declarations

  • Saturday 19th October 1.45 Stratford
  • Friday 13th December 2.10 Bangor 2 miles 7 furlongs handicap hurdle heavy ground
  • Saturday 10th January 3.35 Warwick 3 miles 1 furlong handicap hurdle class 2, soft going rated 129

What we might be looking for

Hard to way up with limited outings. 

  • Saturday 19th October 1.45 Stratford first appearance for the new yard and second run over hurdles, this run came after 479 day break. He did try to make some ground up but weakened out of it and a blunder at the last did not help. Interesting runner be keeping my eye out for this one, as he can improve from this outing.
  • Friday 13th December 2.10 Bangor 2 miles 7 furlongs handicap hurdle heavy ground ground wise, I think his pedigree will give us the answer to going well on this type of surface. His trainer Emma Lavelle has given him 55 days to get over his last race and giving the view of no bounce factor arising. Racing off a mark of 122 and this does noyt look to harsh to make his break in handicap company. Five runners go to post and the best price is 100/30 at present stage.Good chance of producing the goods here.
  • Found when required and was supported in the market, good to get the win under his belt, the break brought him on.
  • Saturday 10th January 3.35 Warwick 3 miles 1 furlong handicap hurdle class 2, soft going rated 143 won  on heavy ground last time and this is a step up in class, which could see him being competitive with a low weight, has to take on STONEY MOUNTAIN who ws in front of him from the Champion bumper, might be chasing him home.
  • Travelled through the race and looked to have the race at his mercy, only to hang left and throw the race away, finishing in second place at 10/1.

22 CROOKS PEAK P. Hobbs

Breeding

He is by Arcadio from Germany and the dam's sire being Milan

Form Guide

Raced eight times and three were in the national hunt flat scene with two winning results at Newton Abbott and Cheltenham in 2017, raced three times after Cheltenham Champion flat race in 2018 winning two of the three hurdle races and the victories came at Exeter over seventeen furlongs on good ground and Kempton on the summer course and this was two a two horse race and beat the useful Danny Kirwan, commandingly.

In March of this year he came good once again at Newbury winning a class three handicap hurdle keeping on for pressure at good odds of 11/2 and an official rating of 133.

Philip Hobbs had him in the Grade three County handicap hurdle and looked to be travelling well and came into the race only to weaken back out of it.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

3

2

0

1

8.25

0

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Wednesday 8th May 4.15 Newton Abbot 
  • Saturday 12th October 2.45 Chepstow 
  • Friday 29th November 12.45 Newbury non runner
  • Saturday 30th November 2.25 Newbury
  • Saturday 21st December 3.35 Ascot 2 miles heavy ground grade three hurdle.

What we might be looking for

Can see this one being useful and producing the goods in the winter, interesting prospect.

  • 137 2 miles 1 furlong Newton Abbot Good Class 3 hurdle
  • 138  2 miles 1 furlong Cheltenham Good to Soft Grade 3 County Hurdle
  • 133 2 miles Newbury Good to soft 1st Class 3 hurdle

 

  • 4.15 Newton Abbot class three handicap and racing off 137 with top weight and this six year ws running a good race in the County hurdle but tired out of contention. This race today has Capitaine who was in seventeenth place from the county hurdle and a place behind this one was Storm Rising, these were in front of our horse that we are following. Before Cheltenham, he was progressing along the right lines and he could becapable of running a very good race and put his head in front for a win and reverse placing with his county hurdler challengers.
  • Favourite and going well in behind, about five out Richard Johnson put him into the inside of the runners to make his play and looked to be going well, then came under pressure and went one paced and finished in fourth place. eiither something wrong with the horse or he has stop progressing as this was disappointing.
  • 2.45 Chepstow class two handicap on soft ground over two miles and Philip Hobbs may have him ready for this with Richard Johnson riding. Crooks Peak is two pounds higher than his best mark of 133, the handicapper has dropped him two pounds from last time out of 137. Soft surface might be new to him but his breeding could see him run well.
  • Jumped well throughout but condition told when coming to the last two hurdles, come on for this outing, finished in fourth, did have his head in front when coming into the straight but could not sustain the effort.
  • Looked to becoming into action at Newebury home straight but pewtered out.
  • Saturday 21st December 3.35 Ascot 2 miles heavy ground grade three hurdle down to hie winning mark of 133 and could be of interest with a low weight and Richard Johnson in the saddle. His pedigree indicates this surface should not be an issue and if his fourth at Newbury from last time has brought him on, then a good run maybe appearing at very good odds.
  • Crooks Peak manage to get to the second hurdle and nearly got rid of Richard Johnson who done we ll to stay in the saddle, which put paid to any chance this one had of being involved at the finish.

 

 

23 THEBANNERKINGREBEL J. Snowden

Breeding

His sire is Arakan  who was a smart performer up to eight furlongs  and his dam's sire Bravefoot was a winning hurdler.

Form Guide

He is another that has not had much racing and after a 387 day break he appeared at Aintree in April a national hunt flat race grade two and Gavin Sheehan manage to get a great ride out of him and looked to be having a great shout for success but Paul Nicholls charge McFabulous was a length too good. Ran a blinder at good odds of 14/1.

Has only raced four times and two wins appeared in national hunt flat races at Warwick and Bangor before being pulled up at Cheltenham.

Profit/Loss from last season

Raced 

Won

Placed

Unplaced 

Profit

loss

1

0

1

0

4.60

0

 

The new season 2019-20

Declarations

  • Saturday 11th May 6.00 Warwick 
  • Wednesday 5th June 3.35 Netwon Abbot
  • Saturday 2nd November 2.30 Wetherby
  • Saturday 23rd November 12.05 Haydock
  • Saturday 17th January 2.05 Haydock novice hurdle grade two , two miles heavy going.
  • Saturday 7th February 3.35 Newbury 2 mile good ground handicap grade 3 rated 141

What we might be looking for

Being lightly raced, hard to format what to expect, if what he showed at Aintree is anything to go on, he could be progressing along the right lines and could have the potential to run in key races.

  • 6.00 Warwick two mile class four maiden hurdle, first run in this sphere and could be leading to a big run appearing, espicially how he cruised through the race at Aintree to finish in second place eventually. Annoying part, he is on the short side at 4/7 but could be well worth the wait, plus watching to se how he hurdles for future races.
  • Only a slight error at the second flight, otherwise foot perfect and swift in his hurdling and was fairly impressive with jockey looking around for trouble coming to the last, if performing like this in future races, he will be going places. What he beat could be questionable, but had to give a good account and he did, excitng prospect.
  • 3.35 Newton Abbot second run over hurdles and in novice company and is a hot favourite to justify his position and Gavin Sheehan has the ride once more, only a small field of five and is 8/11 price to win this race and might be even shorter before post time, the field does not hold to much in depth except the David Pipe trained Story Of Friends who has won two races, with teh last being over hurdles in maiden company, looks useful but will have to raise his game to beat Jamie Snowden charge, rather on the short side to be punting, be watching with interest though, as THEBANNERKINGREEL has a progressive look about him.
  • Made the running, made a real blunder of the first, after this he went clear and done it easily and had fourteen lengths spare over the second.
  • Saturday 2nd November 2.30 Wetherby went off 5/4 favourite and was hurdling well and leading all the way, success look good hurdled the last and slipped on landing with the race at his mercy. certain winner next time out.
  • Saturday 23rd November 12.05 Haydock after his mishap last time, everything was crossed for no blips and he nearly did two out when blundering but ran on and put the race to bed, useful sort more to come.
  • Saturday 17th January 2.05 Haydock novice hurdle grade two , two miles heavy going. only four line up and he should be here looking for a four timer, excellent chance and can carry his penalty of five pounds to success.
  • Finish in third place and was found wanting inside the final furlong, thought he would of given more but was not able to.
  • Saturday 7th February 3.35 Newbury 2 mile good ground handicap grade 3 rated 141 stepping out o
  • Saturday 7th February 3.35 Newbury 2 mile good ground handicap grade 3 rated 141 stepping out of novice company for the first time and into a grade three handicap. Has been to teh fore in his novice races, the lead maybe hard o get and for him to be chasing a leader, may not be to his liking.However, his trainer is looking forward to seeing his charge racing here and looking forward to a very good run appearing.

Profits and losses from the above horses for season 2019-2020

Horse Name  Meeting/distance Price  Position Rating  official nat/hunt Going Loss/Profit Returns
 FELIX DESJY  Punchestown 4.20  2 miles 06-Jan  2nd e/way   Yielding  2.20  2.20
 CAREFULLY SELECTED  Punchestown 5.30 3 miles  6/1  3rd e/way     Yielding  2.20  4.40
 COLREEVY  Punchestown 6.40 2 miles  10/1  1st (returned 4/1)    Yielding  11.00  15.40
 ACEY MILAN  Punchestown 6.05 3 miles   33/1  Unplaced (returned 8/1)    Yielding /soft  -1.00  14.40
 TORNADO FLYER  Punchestown  6.05 2 miles 4 furlongs  16/1  4th (returned 7/1)    Good to Yielding  -1.00  13.40
 JAYTRACK PARKHOMES  Exeter 5.50  2 miles 2 1/2 furlongs  11/4  3rd    Good  -1.00  12.40
 CROOKS PEAK  4.15 Newton Abbot 2 mile 1 furlong  2/1  4th returned 6/4  Rated 137  Good   -1.00  11.40
 THEBANNERKINGREBEL  6.00 Warwick 2 miles  4/7  1st (returned 8/15)    Good  1.57  12.97
 THEBANNERKINGREBEL  3.35 Newton Abbot  8/11  1st (returned 2/7)    Good  1.72  14.69
 DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO  2.30 Galway  11/1  Unplaced (returned 11/1)    Good  -1.00  13.69
 CROOKS PEAK  2.45 Chepstow  6/1  Unplaced 4th  Rated 133  Soft  -1.00  12.69
 Tornada Flyer   3.25 Naas  6/4  1st     Soft to heavy  2.50  15.19
 
 Acey Milan  2.40 Plumpton   7/4  2nd  rated  125  heavy  -1.00  14.19
 Acey Milan  2.25 Haydock  7/1  2nd e/way2.75  rated 128  Good to Soft  2.75  16.94
 Blackbow  12.00 Naas  4/9  2nd     Soft to Heavy  -1.00  15.94
 Colreevy  12.50 Cork  8/13  2nd    Soft  -1.00  14.94
DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO  2.45 Ascot  6/1  10th  rated 135  Good to Soft  -1.00  13.94
 THE BIG BITE  1.30 Kempton  6/1  4th (returned 5/1)    Good  -1.00  12.94
 Dashel Drasher  2.05 Newbury  4/1  2nd    good to Soft  -1.00  11.94
 Know The Score  1.15 Worcester  9/2  1st  rated 124  good to soft  5.50  17.44
 Stoney Mountain   2.25 Aintree  4/5  1st rated 134  soft  1.80  19.24
 Know The Score   3.40 Haydock   13/8 fav  Pulled Up  rated 129  good to soft  -1.00  18.24
 Stoney Mountain   2.25 Haydock  16/1  1st e/way  rated 138  good to soft  22.00  40.24
 Jaytrack Parkhomes  1.00 Wincanton  10/1  2nd e/way  rated 113  good  2.00  42.24
 Jaytrack Parkhomes   1.45 Wincanton  7/1  3rd e/way  rated 117  good to soft  2.40  44.64
 Volcano  12.45 Cheltenham  16/1  unplaced  rated 117  soft  -1.00  43.64
 The Flying Sofa  2.45 Kempton  7/1  2nd e/way  rated 121  good  2.40  46.04
 The Flying Sofa  1.15 sandown  11/2  4th  rated 124  soft  -1.00  45.04
 Don Penfro  1.45 Stratford  6/1  4th    soft  -1.00  44.04
 Thebannerkingrebel  2.30 Wetherby  5/4  fell  rated 132  soft  -1.00  43.04
 thebannerkingrebel  12.05 Haydock  5/4  1st  rated 139  good to soft  2.25  45.29
 Dashel Drasher  2.25 Newbury  11/1  u/r  rated 145  good to soft  -1.00  44.29
 The Flying Sofa  12.45 Newbury  11/1  4th    good to soft  -1.00  43.29
 Crooks Peak  2.25 Newbury  6/1  4th  rated 134  good to soft  -1.00  42.29
 Drashal Drasher  1.55 Haydock  1/1  1st  rated 145  heavy  2.00  44.29
 Tornado Flyer  2.10 Navan  4/5  1st    Yielding to soft  1.80  46.09
 Jaytrack Parkhomes   2.35 Taunton 2miles 3 furlongs  11/2    rated 118  good to soft  -1.00  45.09
 Doc Penfro  2.10 Bangor 2 miles 7 furlongs  100/30  1st  122  heavy  4.30  49.39
 Stoney Mountain  12.45 Cheltenham 3 miles 1 1/2 furlongs  7/2  unseated rider    good to soft  -1.00  48.39
 Nestor Park  12.45 Cheltenham   18/1      soft  -1.00  47.39
 Volcano   2.55 Hereford   16/1    115  soft  -1.00  46.39
 Blackbow  11.30 Navan  4/9  fell    soft  -1.00  45.39
 The Flying Sofa  1.55 Ascot  7/1  3rd  127  Heavy  -1.00   44.39
 Crooks Peak  3.35 Ascot  14/1  11th  133  Heavy  -1.00  43.39
 Colreevy  2.35 Limerick  2/5      heavy  1.40  44.79
 Acey Milan  2.10 Chepstow  9/4    132  Soft  -1.00  43.79
 Rhinestone   1.25 Leopardstown  5/1  6th    soft  -1.00  42.79
 Carefully Selected  1.55 Leopardstown   7/2         Yielding  non runner  
 Know The Score  2.25 Exeter  11/2    129  soft  -1.00  41.79
 Volcano  2.15 Hereford  12/1  8th  112  soft  -1.00  40.79
 Tornado Flyer   1.20 Naas  7/4  pulled up    Yielding  -1.00  39.79
 Stoney Mountain   3.35 Warwick  6/1  5th  143  Soft  -1.00  38.79
 Doc Penfro  3.35 Warwick  10/1  2nd  129  Soft  3.50  42.25
 Carefully Selected  1.05 Punchestown  10/11  1st 8/11    Yielding to soft  1.99  44.24
 Blackbow  3.45 Punchestown  2/5  4th    Yielding to soft  -1.00  43.24
 The Big Bite  2.10 Doncaster  4/1  1st    soft  5.00  48.24
 Nestor Park  2.10 Doncaster  10/1  4th    soft  -1.00  47.24
 Jaytrack Parkhomes  1.30 Wincanton  4/1  non runner    Heavy    47.24
 The Bannerkingrebel  2.05 Haydock  13/8  3rd    heavy  -1.00  46.24
 Volcano   3.00 Exeter  7/1      heavy  -1.00  45.24
 The Flying Sofa  1.25 Fakenham  11/10      good to soft  2.10  47.34
 Rhinestone  3.35 Gowran Park  8/1      soft  -1.00  46.34
 Coolreevy   2.10 Fairyhouse  11/4  2nd    yeilding to soft  -1.00  45.34
 Carefully Selected  2.10 Naas  4/6  1st    Soft  1.66  47.00
 Jay track Parkhomes  3.25 Wincanton  9/4  2nd    soft  -1.00  46.00
 Tornado Flyer  3.00 Leopradstown  9/1  3rd    Yielding  -1.00  45.00
 Didtheyleaveuouuttoo  3.05 Huntingdon  4/1    Rated 132  good to soft  -1.00  44.00
 Thebannerkingrebel  3.35 Newbury  7/1    rated 141  good  -1.00  43.00
 Acey Milan  1.50 Newbury  13/2    rated 131  good  -1.00  42.00
 The Flying Sofa  2.45 Plumpton  2/1    rated 125  heavy  -1.00  41.00
 The Big Bite  1.30 Haydock  11/4    rated 138  heavy  -1.00  40.00
 Releagte  3.15 Punchestown  10/1  4th  rated 130  heavy  -1.00  39.00
 Know The Score  2.25 Exeter 11.1    rated 128  heavy  -1.00  38.00
 Volcano   4.05 Taunton  16/1    rated 106  heavy  -1.00  37.00
 Carefully Selected  5.30 Cheltenham  9/4  fell    soft  -1.00  36.00
 Tornado Flyer   1.30 Cheltenham   22/1  5th    soft   -1.00  35.00
 Stoney Mountain   2.10 Cheltenham   33/1  9th  rated 142  soft  -1.00  34.00
 Relegate   2.10 Cheltenham   11/2  5th  rated 132  soft  -1.00  33.00
 Colreevy  4.50 Cheltenham   6/1  5th  rated 135  soft  -1.00  32.00
 Didtheyleaveuoutto  2.40 Kempton  18/1    rated 130  good to soft  -1.00  31.00
 Backbow  1.45 Navn  11/8      heavy  -1.00  30.00
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               



 

 

 

CHELTENHAM DECLARATIONS AND NOT

Have gone into the declaration views for the whole field and this may point out some interesting runners, who could be forcing there hand at the festival.

 

RELEGATE

Changed trainers from Willie Mullins to C A Murphy  has two entries at the festival with mares hurdle on the Tuesday and priced up at 33/1 and Thursday stayer race and also at 33/1.

With this mare leaving Willie Mullins could be indication she is not as good as expected and may not even hold these declarations.

 

  • 2.10 Cheltenham could be of interest and may have a chance of being placed or even win, 11/2 for this,if getting the 33/1 when highlighted brilliant.
  • Finished in fifth place, could have more to offer if closer to the pace.

 

CAREFULLY SELECTED

Holds one entry for the festival and this is on the Tuesday in the Amateur novices chase over 3 miles 6 furlongs and this is vying for favouritism with CHAMPAGNE CLASSIC, with 4/1`and 5/1 on show.

Exciting one to look forward to, as he is arriving here with three straight wins under his belt and stamina looks to be his forte.

  • Has kept the entry and is favourite to deliver, fell at the last when beaten.

 

TORNADO FLYER

Came back from a health issue to finish in third place beaten just over six lengths by stable mater Faugheen  at Leopardstown  and Willie Mullins has him entered up in three races  with Cheltenham .

Tuesday The Arkle 33/1. Wednesday RSA novice chase 25/1 and Thursday Marsh Novice chase 25/1.

If  connections think stamina is assured then the RSA novice chase could be the one he may take in being over three miles.

 

  • 1.30 Cheltenham Thursday 12th March novice chase, interesting at 22/1
  • Ran with credit, found the principles far to good.

ACEY MILAN

Has no declarations for the festival and may find other venues where he can make his presence felt.

 

BLACKBOW

Has not really fired to send good vibes for Cheltenham and this one has two entries and both with prices of 50/1, Tuesday Supreme Novices and Wednesday Ballymore Novice hurdle.

Be surprise if this one turns up.

 

FELIX DESJY

Gordon Elliott has this one entered up for the one race at Cheltenham  being the Champion hurdle at 40/1.

Be surprise if this one is a strong contender for this race and at 40/1 looks suspect for a run here and this runner is one of seven that has been enter for this race from this stable.

 

COLREEVY

Not set the world alight and Willie Mullins did have this one entered in the Ballymore novice but looks of removed him as there is no price up but holds an entry for Friday in the Albert Bartlett at 33/1.

 

  • 4.50 Cheltenham could be chasing hom Minella Melody once more and could be a good forecast , gone for the mares race here and not the Albert Bartlett.
  • Ran well enough to finish fifth, another could be better served with decent ground.

 

RHINESTONE

Joseph O'Brien has no declarations  for this one at Cheltenham, as expected really as in two runs, this one has not shined.

 

DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO

Has no entries for Cheltenham and he has been lightly raced and Nick Gifford might be patient on him as he is only seven and waiting for better ground. 

Not one to really write off and one to keep an eye on.

  • We could be seeing the benefits paying off, with no Cheltenham entries with a big run at Kempton on good to soft ground and two pounds lighter.

 

THE BIG BITE

 

tom George has not declared the seven year old for Cheltenham but he has him racing at Market Rasen on Tuesday 4th, worth seeing how he campaigns there.

 

SEDDON

No entries for Cheltenham and understandable, with not seeing this season so far.

 

DASHEL DRASHER

No entries for Cheltenham but looks useful an worth keeping a look out for elsewhere.

 

KNOW THE SCORE

David Pipe must be pulling his hair out with his runners not performing well plus losing a useful sort the other week Warthog.

Know The Score ws fancied to deliver at Haydock on heavy ground with top weight but finished in fifth place, which he was tailed off.

He does stay and has two declarations Tuesday in the National Hunt Challenge Cup for Amateur riders at 66/1 and Wednesday RSA Novice chase at 100/1.

Questionable whether these kept.

 

STONEY MOUNTAIN

I like this horse and was expecting to see him racing at the festival but Henry Daly has not enter him in anything. THis one might appear in the National in years to come.

 

  • 2.10 Cheltenham massive price of 33/1 if ground was better could of seen him being in the fight but this could be more demanding on his stamina 
  • Ran not to bad but ground conditions did not suit and lost a shoe and recieved a cut, which did not help matters.

 

JAYTRACK PARKHOMES

Colin Tizzard charge will not be lining up at Cheltenham with no entries, this one has found winning hard.

 

VOLCANO

no entries and really not good enough to be thought of in this sphere of racing.

 

NESTOR PARK

Nothing has gone right for this one with been pulled up three times and came forth with his last run and this may of been required to bring the horses confidence back. Ben Pauling has him entered for the Nation Hunt Challenge Cup for Amateur riders and is 100/1 and if holding this entry will be meeting a few others from this field there, could be surprising as he has capabilities.

 

THE FLYING SOFA

Gary Moore has not entered this one up for Cheltenham.

 

DOC PENFRO

No declarations either, thrown the race away when last seen, may not be good enough to play here.

CROOKS PEAK

Another that is not good enough to hold a declaration.

 

THEBANNERKINGREBEL

I like this youngster who has ability to be going places and Jamie Snowden has him declared for   two races on the same day Tuesday  with the Supreme Novice hurdle 25/1 and Champion hurdle 66/1.

The first mentioned could see him running and performing well.

 

OUTLOOK FOR REMAINDER OF THE SEASON

 

  • To be honest, this bumper from  2018 has not thrown up anything of real potential, possibly with another year on their young backs they could progressive.
  • The odd few which have Cheltenham declarations could be of serious interests and the ones that are not entered up, many could be plying their trade in class three chases and hurdles. 
  • We will have to wait and see, what can come good and be rewarding as we have three months of national hunt racing to come and many of the Irish runners could be coming into their own with them leaving novice company behind.

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