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– We have suggestions for JLT, RSA, Pertemps & Coral Cup & of course the SDS of the bumper world…

Like Kempton’s National Hunt, I’ve a separate file for Cheltenham, this will include previous winners of last 10 year’s worth of festival races by around Monday evening 6th Jan20 – Plz bare with me in this race against time to have a launchable project ready for this March. My new motto ‘Under construction – work in progress!’ Just hoping I’ll have better luck than British Rail and don’t have to charge you so much lol
As another aside: I did nick the Tote Ten To Follow Master List Final 500 & after every major meet I’m updating, so if u go Master Updated & sort rpr descending u should get a comparison of my ratings against theirs. 

All much of a muchness this meet, best chase runs ran in defeat? So Champ as good as Cogry when he stands up and would’ve earned ‘Time of the Meet – XoM’ His overall figure possibly puts him alongside Lalor in Oldgrangewood’s race and about 8lb short of Saint Calvados [pic] who gets outright Figure of the Meet, 171+

[Pic: The @Harry_Whitt trained Saint Calvados after his brave effort in defeat under @gavsheehan92 @CheltenhamRaces ]

2.00 – Race of the Day! 
[A cracking finish to this competitive handicap chase with two noses separating the first three. Rock-solid form. – 
OLDGRANGEWOOD, [156 PB] a narrow winner over Kalashnikov off 7lb lower at Newbury, had no trouble confirming form with that disappointing rival, but he again really had to work for it, indeed it briefly looked as though he’d finish third as three of them flashed past the post together. He got it on the angle, though, and this tough 9yo looks to be at the peak of his career. He’ll presumably return for the festival in March, bidding to improve on his pulled up effort in the 2018 Plate and ninth in last year’s Ultima.Saint Calvados [171 PB] is a high-class handicapper who just seems to be found out in a higher grade. He ran a cracker on this step up in trip, hanging left but battling right to the line, and it was he who looked to have his head down at the right time crossing the line, but it wasn’t the case. He’s probably worth another go at graded level over this trip.Lalor [163+] was always struggling in the Haldon Gold Cup on reappearance and this step up in trip very much looked in his favour. He showed what he is capable of, putting in a good round of jumping in the first-time cheekpieces and really knuckling down having been headed to put himself in the three-way photo. He’s a good-ground horse who could land a big handicap in the spring.Ex Patriot, [156+] a smart sort in Ireland who was just over 8l behind Battleoverdoyen last time, had won his only previous handicap and he ran well for a long way, just backing out of it after a late mistake. There’s a decent prize in him.Mister Whitaker [158 =PB] likes it here, but was reappearing from a career-high mark and he just looked in need of it. He isn’t easy to place off this sort of mark, but can do better than this.Cepage failed to reproduce the form on his last-time-out Caspain Caviar run and shall remain vulnerable from this sort of mark.Magic Saint appreciated a good test at 2m last time but was up 7lb in a better race returned to a longer trip and he failed to shine. He’ll presumably in the Grand Annual at the festival.Kalashnikov, just denied by OLDGRANGEWOOD at Newbury, was up 6lb and looked vulnerable from a mark of 161, but still he ought to have done better, making a couple of mistakes before dropping away. He’s clearly better than this, but another who isn’t easy to place.Ok Corral looked the type to be suited by the drop in trip and he was still going along nicely until blundering and then getting hampered at the fence on the top of the hill. He was unable to recover, so looks worth another chance. [Mark Brown]QUOTES: OLDGRANGEWOOD had a wind op in the summer, which he needed and Dan said he thought it made the difference. Getting the headgear and sticking to 2m4f also helped, while he had an interrupted season last term. We’d love to come back here for the festival. He looks great and is the right age now, so this could be his season – Chris Giles, part-owner.

1.25 – I’m just wondering what will happen to Paint The Dream’s handicap mark?
Late drama in this Grade 2 novice with red-hot favourite Champ [163+] falling two out when seemingly on his way to a convincing win.MIDNIGHT SHADOW was winning at the fourth attempt over fences, although he enjoyed a large slice of fortune with Champ coming down. He was under pressure and keeping on, but wouldn’t have won anymore than bustled up the favourite. He’s a useful novice who will presumably be trained with the JLT in mind.Paint The Dream, [156] runner-up from a mark of 127 at Sandown last time, ran above himself on this rise in grade, although it was a bit of a strange performance as having led early then dropped well off the leaders, he finished strongly up the straight to nab second. He was likely flattered, but is clearly progressing.Deyrann De Carjac [155] is a strong-traveller who ideally wants good ground and a flatter track. He ran okay, but wasn’t going to run to quite the same level as when a close-up third to Champ at Newbury. There’ll be other days for him in the spring.Champ, bidding to make it 3-3 over fences, had taken well to the more positive tactics and threw in a few fine jumps that saw him go into a clear lead, but he got two out wrong and paid the price. This was a most unfortunate spill for the ante-post RSA favourite, and connections will presumably seek to get another run into him now before the festival. [Mark Brown]QUOTES: Champ was brilliant through the race, but just rolled around a bit going to the second-last and I’d say he was looking at the stands and not what was in front of him. It was a novicey fall. Hopefully he’s okay and that (the novicey fall) was all it was – otherwise he was brilliant – Barry Geraghty, jockey.

12.50 – A fair staying chase, no more, and the form horses came to the fore.
DOING FINE [148] ‘winner’ of the well documented void race at Sandown last time, had next to no weight on his back and gained compensation in good style, moving into it gradually and really racing away from the last. He’s long been a useful sort on his day and, although now 12, should remain competitive in similar events.Cogry [162p], winner of a better race over a similar trip at the course last time, was up 4lb and ran okay considering he was conceding a ton of weight to the winner. He ran on again having hit a flat spot, but was never in with a chance of touching the winner.9yo > Like The Sound [158e] fared even better than the result suggests, defying 33-1 odds to take over going best only to fade from the last. He’s proven over further, so stamina shouldn’t have been an issue, but still this run shows he’s capable from this sort of mark.Militarian recovered from a notable early mistake and several more that followed, to hold a chance racing down the hill, but he understandably ran out of puff in the straight.Equus Secretus ran okay up to a point on this second run back, although he appears to have little in hand from his current mark.

Of the hurdles, I know Matt Chapman wasn’t happy and this as good as it got 141p the front two and perhaps a contender for the Coral Cup:

12.15 – Not a particularly strong Listed novice, especially with the standard setting favourite disappointing, and there was controversy with the Stewards flipping the result after original first past the post Protektorat edged across Imperial Alcazar on the run-in.Imperial Alcazar, upset by a 66-1 shot at Newcastle last time, had a first-time tongue-tie added and his rider wisely took a wider route on fresh ground for much of the race. He needed assistance from the Stewards, but this big, galloping sort was undeniably done few favours as Protektorat edged across him, forcing him to switch, and he nearly got back up anyway. Chasing will very much be his game in time and he’s a really useful prospect.Protektorat appeared to have finally broken a frustrating sequence of runner-up efforts, relishing the step up in trip and holding on well, but the Stewards felt the interference caused was significant enough to have altered the outcome and he was demoted. Some will argue it was harsh, indeed horses have done much worse yet been allowed to keep a race, but compensation will surely be had before long and he could develop into a leading Coral Cup contender.Welsh Saint, a 15l winner at Warwick, came up short against a much higher grade of opponent, a mistake two out sealing his fate. He’s one for decent handicaps later in the season.Ofalltheginjoints, well beaten in a Grade 2 at Sandown, again came up a fair way short and he’s another for whom handicaps will suit, especially once upped to 3m. Chasing will be his game in time.Redford Road set the standard on last month’s 3m Grade 2 win here, even under a penalty, and he was understandably ridden forward, but he made mistakes late and faded rather disappointingly in the straight. Perhaps the change in tactics didn’t suit, but regardless it was a disappointing effort.Grand Mogul got warm beforehand and was beaten a long way. He’s failed to shine in two starts since joining Nicky Henderson, but is a good-looker who will no doubt figure it out eventually. [Mark Brown]QUOTES: I’m not going to focus on the stewards’ inquiry. I was delighted with how Imperial Alcazar ran. I don’t care how he won it, he’s come out on top. Stewards’ inquiries are like penalties, you win some you lose some. Today was our day. I’ve lost plenty in the past so we’ll enjoy today. I think the best horse won the day – Fergal O’Brien, trainer.We’ve had to give Protektorat a bit of time and it hasn’t happened overnight for him. He came to France with a big reputation and is quite headstrong. He’s probably not as quick as he thinks he is so Harry has had to educate him every time he’s ridden him and drop him in. We’ve been unlucky losers twice this year but everything we’ve done for the horse is for the future. Hopefully he can keep progressing – Tom Messenger, assistant.

So it’s Skandiburg for the Pertemps? Not really backed up by the clock this race?

& his Dosage is all wrong: 

Would be a rarity on that alone? DP = 2-4-3-3-0 (12) DI = 1.67 CD = 0.42 – 

2.35 – A useful staying hurdle and the right horses came to the fore. Sound form.
SKANDIBURG, up 6lb for a win over the trip at Aintree, didn’t always look to be going that well, but he really came strong in the straight and ultimately got well on top. A useful and progressive 6yo, stamina is clearly his strong suit there should be more to come. He ought to make a nice novice chaser in time, but the Pertemps will be his big aim this season.Rapper, up 11lb for winning at Market Rasen, was never far away and very much enjoyed the run of the race. He stayed on well, but couldn’t repel the winner late. He has a similar race in him from this sort of mark.Kilbricken Storm, winner of the 2018 Albert Bartlett, has had his struggles since yet connections still held high hopes for him heading into this season. He ran well, holding every chance down to the last.The Jam Man has been on a roll but a 16lb higher mark for this return to Britain proved beyond him, already being beaten when hampered late. It was still a good run.Constantine Bay ran about as well as could have been expected in what looked a hot race for him returned to hurdles.Mason Jar is high enough in the weights now and his stamina didn’t last over this new trip.Who’s My Jockey, ex-Philip Hobbs and off since winning over fences in the summer, was returning in a first-time tongue-tie and he ran well for a long way, perhaps just needing it. He’ll be of some interest next time.Beware The Bear, fourth in the Hennessy, is on a tough mark over fences now but he doesn’t have the speed to win over hurdles.Might Bite stopped quickly late on and his career remains off track.Goodbye Dancer, up 10lb for winning over C&D last month, had crept into contention going well and looked set to play a big hand in the finish until getting the last all wrong. Hopefully his confidence won’t be dented by the spill. [Mark Brown]QUOTES: Don’t underestimate the ride SKANDIBURG got. Gavin kept nudging along and never went for his stick. If he’d got another few pounds at Aintree we wouldn’t have even been here. I’d have saved him for the Pertemps. We’ll freshen him up for that now and he won’t be far away in March. I think he’ll thrive in a big-field handicap – Olly Murphy, trainer.

3.50 : A muddling Listed bumper, the form of which looks ordinary.AUDACITY, [129+] hammered by Grand Roi at Wincanton, being beaten 15l at the line, went from the front himself this time, down slightly in trip, and he kept going under a strong ride to notch an all-the-way success. The form is questionable, but he looks the sort to do well hurdling in time.Ocean Wind, a surprise winner at Huntingdon on November’s debut, moved into it from off the pace and threw down a strong challenge, but he was always just being held. He’s Flat-bred, so could go on the level at some stage, although there is a winning jumper in the family too.Genola, a dual AQPS winner in her native France, like the runner-up made nice progress to challenge but couldn’t quite get past the enterprisingly ridden winner.Grand Roi made all and really pressed on when slamming the winner by 15l at Wincanton, but he didn’t go from the front this time, despite the drop in trip, and he simply didn’t have the required pace once in line for home. He’s the best long-term prospect of these and will appreciate going hurdling sooner rather than later.Fair Star, a winner at Market Rasen on debut, performed admirably against stiffer opposition on this second run. He’s another Flat-bred with options moving forward.Belle De Manech, a winner over the trip at Warwick on debut, had a tongue-tie on for the first time but came up well short, like the favourite being readily done for speed in the straight. She’ll be happier over 2m and then once hurdling a little further down the road. [Mark Brown]QUOTES: AUDACITY has experience and has run a bit green the last twice. I thought that was having horses around him, so we kicked him out and let him roll. He stays very well and Gavin is the best rider in a bumper from the front; he’s head and shoulders above everybody. He’s cute and they think they’re getting to him, but he’s saving a bit. I’d say we’ll stay in bumpers and he’s got plenty of ability. He jumps well and he could run on the Flat – Warren Greatrex, trainer.

3.10 – Putting a dampener on the whole meet imho as this was the 2nd fastest hurdle on the card. 
“Bit of a turn up in what looked a fairly weak edition of the race, although the first three home were all past festival winners. The pace steady enough.
SUMMERVILLE BOY, the 2018 Supreme winner, has generally struggled since and was a faller over fences last time. He made every yard returning to hurdles, though, relishing the return to 2m4f and showing a good attitude. He did enjoy the run of the race, though, and future targets are unclear, with him having a few different routes on the table.Roksana, winner of last season’s Mares’ Hurdle, bounced back from a disappointing run at Ascot and emerges with plenty of credit considering she had a penalty. A better ground would have suited and she’ll likely go well attempting to defend her crown in March.William Henry, winner of last season’s Coral Cup, could have done with a truer gallop but still emerges with loads of credit at the weights. It was his first start since April, so he should come on.

I don’t do ante-post much (maybe if I see something that hasn’t run yet in the Triumph Hurdle E’s in Feb) but Timeform got a portfolio going:
Recommended bets:
Back CHANTRY HOUSE at 16/1 for the Supreme Novices Hurdle
Back SLATE HOUSE at 14/1 for the RSA Chase
Prices available at time of writing.
Previously recommended bets:
DELTA WORK at 20/1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup (now 10/1)
DEFI DU SEUIL at 10/1 for the Champion Chase (now 4/1)

Four to follow for year from itv team


Tolworth Hurdle Saturday – Trends:

8/10 – won last time

9/10 – ran in December

8/10 – won ptp or bumper

7/10 – 7/2 or shorter

The Racing Post have used only one going allowance and the going stick readings of 6.7 & 6.6 suggest they’re within the right to do so. I’ve used two and think the hurdles track may’ve actually been slower. Even with one, the fastest hurdle race of One Touch, I would be dishing out a 136p but with two he gets a lofty 149e? As his trainer is considering a go at the Ballymore Novice Hurdle at Cheltenham, I’m happy to let the first five from the race run and see how it transpires and downgrade later if needed. So:

One GA or two?
Boss Man Fred3m½f6m 6.50s 15.03s+21.00s +0.86s98Gd-SftGd-Sft-0.6s/f124138e
H (6.7)
Maire Banrigh1512m½f4m 6.15s 15.05s+9.15s +0.56s133Gd-SftGd-Sft-0.6s/f141160pXoMC (6.6)
Fantastic Ms Fox2m½f4m 14.03s 15.32s+24.03s +1.45s38Gd-SftGd-Sft-0.6s/f??

Lady Buttons2m4½f5m 10.50s 15.13s+16.50s +0.80s103Gd-SftGd-Sft-0.6s/f149130p

One Touch2m3½f4m 46.65s 14.78s+13.65s +0.70s109Gd-SftGd-Sft-0.6s/f?149exom as h
Boldmere3m6m 11.00s 15.48s+17.00s +0.71s121Gd-SftGd-Sft-0.6s/f133148e

Gunnery2m½f4m 8.22s 14.97s+18.22s +1.10s80Gd-SftGd-Sft-0.6s/f115120p

While Lady Buttons was claiming all the attention in winning the feature for the 2nd year running, it was another mare, Maire Banrigh, for the Skelton’s, who was clocking the fastest time on the card and enhancing her highly progressive profile. Over a trip which may in time prove to be short of her best:

12.25: What had looked a tight contest before the off was won easily by an improving mare.
[ XoM 160+e – interestingly, for me at least, exactly the same Dosage profile but with different Supreme Leader mare as mum as recent dual Gr3 handicap 3m 2f’s winner at Cheltenham, Cogry ]
(Ire) King’s Theatre (11.6f)Supreme Leader (12.5f)Even Spread! As Cogry! (5×5) ND(Can) & CrepelloDP = 6-0-6-6-0 (18) DI = 1.00 CD = 0.33
MAIRE BANRIGH, back into handicap company, gained a fifth win in succession in good style. Leading early, she was hassled for that position by the favourite before the halfway stage but shook him off heading to three out and wasn’t troubled to pull away. Giving weight to all of her rivals, she’s starting to show why she was such an expensive purchase four days after winning a point in 2017 and, considering she likes a sound surface, one would imagine the spring festivals are starting to creep into connections’ thoughts.Baddesley Knight, given wind surgery since winning at Wincanton 38 days previously, travelled powerfully for a long way but was reported by the vet to have bled from the nose.Grey Diamond, a fair hurdler at his best, was attempting chasing for the first time without his usual hood and ran perfectly well in what may turn out to have been an above-average contest.Lust For Glory didn’t jump with much fluency on her chasing debut.Eskendash was keeping on nicely, possibly into second place finish when falling at the second-last. He was carrying a low weight but it was still going to be a fine effort. [Dave Toft]QUOTES: MAIRE BANRIGH‘s form is very good and she hasn’t looked back since having a wind op. She’s a big, imposing mare and what pleased me most today was the way she stayed and galloped all the way up the straight. Like a lot of ours she’ll have a flu vaccination and will be given January off and then we’ll start to make a plan for the spring – Harry Skelton, rider.

11.55: A decent-looking contest for the level.
BOSS MAN FRED, 138me making his handicap debut, kept his unbeaten status intact but did it in workmanlike style rather than anything more flashy. The one thing that is clear is he’s a resolute stayer, and he has the scope to win off higher marks.Snow Leopardess, well beaten on her return to action at the end of last month following a 794 day absence, travelled nicely for quite a while but didn’t pick up as well as the two in front of her after three out. She did rally a little in the closing stages to get into second, and this was more positive.Little Bruce, off since April, looked well treated in this discipline when comparing it to his chasing mark, and made a fine comeback, pushing the winner down the home straight before fading slightly after the last. It’ll be interesting to see if he’s kept to hurdles for the short-term.Alrightjack, below his best when last seen at Newbury in early November, which was his first attempt at 3m, never got out of the rear division. The representative of Jamie Snowden reported that the gelding had a breathing problem.Divine Spear, returned to hurdling, remains out of form, as he was struggling some way from home here. [Dave Toft]QUOTES: It’s a hard track for an inexperienced horse as they get racing a long way out, but the further BOSS MAN FRED goes the better he goes. He has a good attitude and a nice way of going. He’s a 3m chaser in the making and we’ll look after him this season – Tom Messenger, assistant to trainer Dan Skelton.

1.35: Using official figures as a guide, this was one the strongest runnings of this race considering it contained two mares with marks in the 150s and three more on 149. It produced an exciting finish.
[I fluffed up here: while still reacquainting myself with the depths of the Racing Post website, seems I was missing a figure for Lady Buttons only her best one which would have put her as top-rated for this. I don’t think she had to be at her best to win this, just had more in reserve to quicken off a moderate pace?] 130p me
LADY BUTTONS, back chasing having claimed fourth (wearing first-time cheekpieces) in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle, won this last year and was moving powerfully on the bridle as the front three cleared two out. However, her rider was keen to keep a hold of his mount for longer and she only got going again well after the last, poking her nose ahead as the line approached, taking her record at Doncaster to 41111.Happy Diva, given a small break since landing the Betvictor Gold Cup, gained a clear advantage around half a furlong from home but was caught in the final strides, giving everything in defeat. This could have been a new career best.La Bague Au Roi came into this having finished third in the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase and was soon sent to the front. She put in some fine leaps at various stages but was joined soon after three out and couldn’t pull out a bit extra, for all that she never gave up.Casablanca Mix, who’d won her last three starts, the last two Listed events, needed to be shaken up some way from home and couldn’t remain in touch with the first three. This was some way below her best.Dalila Du Seuil refused to settle, so was never going to have a great deal left for the end.Queen’s Magic unseated her rider three out when he hadn’t gone for everything just behind the principals. It’s reasonable to think she’d have struggled to make a telling impact in the final stages on these terms but she has possibly improved a bit and will be of interest in a weaker event than this. [Dave Toft]QUOTES: LADY BUTTONS is an absolute star who owes us nothing. I’d say this is her best performance, she’s put it in and done everything right. I wonder whether the cheekpieces have helped her a little bit. She’s been in front a lot of times and there’s been something to come and get her. She’s only run over hurdles this season and we switch her back and forth and she keeps doing it – over different trips as well. Not many horses can do that. She’s odds-on to come back here for the Graded mares’ hurdle in January, which she won last year – Phil Kirby, trainer.La Bague Au Roi has run well. Dickie was critical of himself in that he felt he should have kept kicking after winging four-out and then she’s made a mistake at the wrong time. She battled back and he said she felt the best she has all season – Warren Greatrex, trainer.

2.10: 149e? Xom as h 
Some nicely bred lightly raced types 6th placed Vinnie got 109 from me here against his OR125. All those in front of him could be worth a second look next time for a while?
ONE TOUCH, well beaten on his first try over hurdles 26 days previously, was upped in trip for this and went straight to the front, racing enthusiastically. His rivals tried to close in off the final bend, but he found plenty more and wasn’t hard pressed to extend away. The slightly better ground may have helped and he’s a nice prospect.
Corrany showed more than enough at Ludlow last time to have leading claims in this, but bumped into one here. There will be other days for him.Demachine seemed to improve plenty from his 40-1 debut effort at Chepstow 53 days previously, for all that the winner was well in front of him.Sometimes Always, who’d finished fourth on his hurdling debut late last month, a race that had produced a few subsequent winners, raced a little keenly early on and then made a mistake three out. It was an okay effort and he emerges with a couple of excuses.Eclair On Line ran more in keeping with his rules debut having been given wind surgery, and is one to note in a weak handicap.Vinnie Dev wasn’t at his best here, not finding a great deal for pressure in the home straight. He’s much better than this. [Dave Toft]QUOTES: I think ONE TOUCH is quite useful and he showed that today. Our horses were just coming back when he was fourth at Southwell last time. We’ll have a look at the Ballymore race on trials day at Cheltenham next month – Ben Pauling, trainer.
2.45: 148+e BOLDMERE, 10lb higher than when winning over 2m4f at Leicester, found plenty when getting into the lead and won comfortably, seeing the new trip out really well. His mark is clearly going to creep up again, but he’s young and unexposed as a stayer, so may handle the rise. Perhaps the Listed chase over C&D in late January can be an ideal target. 
Bob Mahler managed to complete last time after pulling up twice before that and ran well again, albeit not always looking a straightforward ride in front.Slanelough wasn’t a threat to the first two for the majority of the home straight, but he kept on going gamely enough. He does, however, remain a maiden at a chaser.Catamaran Du Seuil, up in trip and with cheekpieces returning for the first time since arriving from France, moved to the front going well after four out but didn’t go on when challenged by the winner. He’s on a fair mark and might pop up again soon.Spider’s Bite stopped quickly in the final stages. However, it’s worth noting that he collided with the rail and unseated its rider on the way to post. He then cantered loose for a short distance before being caught. Having been examined by the doctor and the vet at the start, both the rider and horse were deemed fit to race. [Dave Toft]QUOTES: Sean [Bowen] jumped off and said we could have another Crosspark [160+e won 4m Eider Newc]. That would be lovely but BOLDMERE is only a novice. He’s progressing and has a wonderful temperament, and going left-handed suits him better – Caroline Bailey, trainer.
3.20: A competitive-looking event, featuring some unexposed types.
GUNNERY didn’t settle on his handicap debut last time when in midfield, but was more amenable this time at the head of affairs and bolted up. He’d looked useful in the early part of his Flat career (gaining an RPR of 98 at one stage) so always had the potential to be chucked in off this mark as a hurdler, and should be able to hold his own in better races than this. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of race connections find for him next, but something on a flat track might be ideal.The Twisler put in his best performance for a while, off a mark 2lb below his last winning one, albeit he never threatened to get to the front.Reverend Jacobs sat alongside the winner for a lot of the early stages but had nothing like the change of gear that rival possessed. There will be easier tasks than this for him.Shanroe Tic Tec ran well on his first start for 223 days. He was reported to have lost his left-fore shoe.Twin Star, on handicap debut, took a long time to hit top gear and might benefit for going up in trip. He was reported to have lost his left-fore shoe.Yaa Salaam, tried in cheekpieces for his handicap debut, was outpaced at a crucial stage and couldn’t make any impact.Successor didn’t look a straightforward ride, tending to throw his head around, but kept going forward. He has a very hit or miss profile. [Dave Toft]QUOTES: GUNNERY is a lovely horse who has really travelled and did it nicely. He was a good horse on the Flat and entitled to win off that mark and I’m sure the handicapper will have his say – Nico de Boinville, rider.
1.00:  They didn’t seem to go that quick early on, so this may not be overly strong form.
FANTASTIC MS FOX, now in a hood, unseated her rider four from home while being hampered on her hurdling debut in a Listed event but managed to avoid any similar problems here and, after switching from one side of the track to the other, stormed home after the last to surge to the front. She was largely consistent at a modest level on the Flat at up to 1m6f, so can stay further in this discipline.