- Ascot: A ‘Must-See’ Ascot Chase Tops The Bill
- Haydock: More Grand National Clues on Offer
- Wincanton: Top Tips For The Kingwell Hurdle
- Trainers Quotes: Snowden Eyes Cheltenham Bumper
Hi, the good form this month continued last week with KALASHNIKOV (8/1, from 8/1) landing the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury. Okay, the ground was a bit of a concern for this Amy Murphy-trained runner but he’s a big powerful sort that in the end relished conditions and next stop Cheltenham for him. He’s currently 6/1 for the Supreme Novices or 14/1 in the Ballymore Novices’.
We also saw two great comebacks with both Native River and Altior getting their Cheltenham Festival credentials back on track with smooth wins in the Denman & Betfair Chases. Native River, who was third in the Gold Cup last year, is now into around 7/1 to go two placed better, while Altior is into 8/11 for the Champion Chase. Both look to have big chances next month!
The other decent winner for us last week was Saint Calvados, who dotted-up at Warwick in the Kingmaker Novices’ Chase – this quick and fluent jumper won many more new fans with that display and at 7/1 rates a solid alternative to the Willie Mullins-trained Footpad in the Arkle Chase.
Onto This Week – Many people see this weekend as the final ‘big one’ before the Cheltenham Festival, so we should get a few more clues on offer, while with the Grand National weights revealed last Tuesday we’ve also got a taster ahead of that race with the Grand National Trial at Haydock – a contest we’ll get to see the current favourite, and last year’s fourth, Blaklion, strut his stuff.
The ITV Cameras head to Ascot, Haydock and Wincanton to take in seven races across the three venues. The Ascot Chase at the Berkshire track looks a humdinger and headlines the weekend action. We’ve two-time winner Cue Card back in action in the race, but Top Notch, Coney Island and Waiting Patiently look the new kids on the block in this sphere and it will be a shock if one of this trio isn’t landing this Grade One – see who we are opting for below!
So, bundles to get stuck into and we’ll be hoping to find plenty more winners for you and as always, we’ve got it all covered with free tips and all key trends for the LIVE races. Enjoy!
Have a Great Weekend!
This Week At Trainers-Quotes………Snowden On Course For Cheltenham…….
Jamie Snowden’s Dans Le Vent ran a gallant sixth in the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival 12 months ago and the yard could have another decent chance in the race this year!
Ok, the Willie Mullins camp often do well in the Bumper and the word is they quite fancy their Hollowgraphic, who we expect to be a lot shorter on the day than the 7/1 on offer now. Acey Milan also caught the eye when winning a Listed Bumper at Newbury on Saturday – he’s 10/1.
However, the Snowden yard will also be dreaming of Festival glory with their Thebannerkingrebel – who is now 2-from-2 after wins at Warwick and Bangor. The most recent of those victories came last Friday when winning by just under 4 lengths under 11-10 and although it’s going to be another big step up at Cheltenham the horse has done little wrong.
We know the yard think a lot of him and at around 33/1 in the ante-post market he looks worth a small each-way interest – especially if you can shop around and maybe get a top 4 or 5 places!
Here’s what Jamie told members the morning of the race…………………………
“Thebannerkingrebel – Won impressively on debut and should run well again here. Looks like Harambe could be the danger, but our chap looks above average and could be anything!”
1ST 10/11 Jamie Snowden
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Ascot: Patiently Worth The Wait In Ascot Chase……………
ASCOT HORSE RACING TRENDS (ATR/ITV)
1.50 - Sodexo Reynoldstown Novices´ Chase (An Ascot Appearance Money Scheme Race) (Grade 2) Cl1 2m7f180y ITV
15/15 – Priced 17/2 or shorter in the betting
13/15 – Aged either 6 or 7 years-old
13/15 – Had won between 1-3 times over fences previously
13/15 – Had run within the last 6 weeks
12/15 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
10/15 – Won last time out
10/15 – Irish bred
8/15 – Had won over at least 3m (fences) before
8/15 – Winners that went onto run in that season’s RSA Chase (2 winners)
7/15 – Placed favourites
7/15 – Winners that went onto finish 5th or better in the RSA Chase
6/15 – Winning favourites (1 joint)
3/15 – Ridden by Ruby Walsh
3/15 – Ridden by Barry Geraghty
3/15 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
2/15 – Trained by Jonjo O’Neill
2/15 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 4/1
Note: The 2005 & 2006 - Run at Lingfield Park
TQ VERDICT: The improving Ms Parfois is a horse certainly going the right way and heads here having won her last three, including two Listed contests recently. Now into Graded company so more required and receiving weight from the others will be a big help in this ground. The consistent Mount Mews and Wotzizname are others to note, but the one to beat here is the 7 year-old BLACK CORTON. This Paul Nicholls-trained runner is the clear highest-rated in the field (155) and has risen up the ranks this season with four wins since October. Jockey Bryony Frost has also built-up a terrific relationship with the horse – winning on him 4 times – and despite having to give weight away still looks the one to beat on these terms. Connections have also given him a few months off to get over that busy spell and being a horse that likes to get on with things then the others are expected to find if hard to peg him back.
2.25 – Keltbray Swinley Chase (A Limited Handicap) (Listed Race) Cl1 2m7f180y ITV
Only 7 previous runnings
7/7 – Returned 9/1 or shorter in the betting
6/7 – Won 1 or 2 chase previously
6/7 – Finished 5th or better last time out
6/7 – Aged 8 or older
6/7 – Raced at either Ascot (2) or Cheltenham (4) last time out
5/7 – Had won over at least 3m (fences) before
4/7 – Returned 4/1 or shorter in the betting
4/7 – Had raced at Ascot (fences) before
4/7 – Aged in double-figures
3/7 – Carried 10-13 or less in weight
3/7 – Irish bred
3/7 – Winning distance head or shorter
2/7 – Won last time out
2/7 – Favourites
4 of the last 5 winners carried 11-0 or more
Tenor Nivernais won the race in 2017
The average winning SP in the last 7 runnings is 9/2
TQ VERDICT: The Venetia Williams-trained TENOR NIVERNAIS (e/w) took this race 12 months ago and despite being way out of form last time he’d be foolish to ignore. He beat Go Conquer by 30 lengths in the race last year after making most of the running and it could be the return to Ascot – a track he seems to love – could spark him back to life. Yes, he’s not getting any younger at 11 years-old, but he gets in here off the same mark as last time and should be bundles better for that last run, being it was his first for almost 10 months. His recent form at Ascot reads an impressive 4-1-3-1! Nicky Henderson’s Gold Present will, of course, be all the rage and the form of his 3 length beating of Frodon at the track in December has since been well advertised with the runner-up dotting-up at Cheltenham. An 8lb rise for that looks fair, while a good run here is sure to see his Grand National odds shorten. 4 of the last 5 winners carried 11-0 or more, so this is a decent trend to apply to the race, while 6 of the last 7 actually raced at Ascot or Cheltenham last time out too – Gold Present fits both those key stats. The others that do are Shantou Flyer, O O Seven, Go Conquer and Regal Encore. Of those, Go Conquer unseated in the race Gold Present won last time and based on that would really need to brush up his jumping. He made some costly errors that day, while he’s also have a bit to prove on the ground – all his best efforts have been on a quicker surface. Master Dee is another interesting runner and one the placepot players are sure to latch onto. This 9 year-old is yet to finish out of the first three from his 11 chase starts, winning three! He’s a course winner here at Ascot and seems to act on most ground. He was last seen running second at Aintree in a similar race and being a safe jumper looks sure to be in the mix again. I’d just be worried that he’s now 4 races without a win and is starting to look like one of those horses that finds one or two too good. The improving Another Venture could be dangerous off a light weight too. This Kim Bailey runner has won it’s last two in eye-catching fashion and is only 6lbs higher this time. However, this is quite a big step up in grade and despite his light weight doesn’t look much value in the betting to me. REGAL ENCORE (e/w) could be worth sticking with though. Yes, he’s another that ran in that Gold Present race here last time (Pulled-up), but, don’t forget, he was a decent third in the Ladbrokes Gold Trophy the time before. With the winner Total Recall since franking that form then he we can forgive him that last run. Okay, he’s a bit of an in-and-out character, but on his day is a capable performer at this level so a small e/w play on him and last years winner might represent some better value than the obvious calls in this race. Finally, Holly Bush Henry has done little wrong in recent races and ran a blinder to be second in a decent race last time at Sandown. He’s up just 2lbs for that, but is a 7 year-old that still looks to be improving and is expected to be in the shake-up again here.
3.00 - Ascot Handicap Hurdle Cl2 2m3f110y ITV
11/12 – Had won between 1-3 times over hurdles before
10/12 – Ran within the last 5 weeks
8/12 – Had won over 2m4f or further before
8/12 – Winning distance – 1 1/2 or less
8/12 – Aged either 5 or 6 years-old
7/12 – Carried 10-12 or less
7/12 – Winners that went onto race at that season’s Cheltenham Festival (no winners)
7/12 - Finished in the top 4 last time out
7/12 – Placed favourites
5/12 – Priced 9/1 or bigger
5/12 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
5/12 – Irish bred
4/12 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
4/12 – Had run at Ascot over hurdles before
3/12 – Winning favourite (1 joint)
2/12 – Raced at Sandown last time out
2/12 – Trained by Dr Richard Newland
The average winning SP in the last 9 runnings is 10/1
TQ VERDICT: A tough race, but some fair trends to take onboard. Several trainers have done well in this contest in recent years, most notably Dr Richard Newland, who has taken the prize twice in the last 12 runnings. He runs the 6 year-old LE PATRIOTE (e/w) here. This horse was a fine 7th in the Lanzarote Hurdle last month and despite only managing fourth last time as the hot 2/1 favourite at Cheltenham – he did have excuses. That race came just 2 weeks later, but, more importantly, it was over 2m1f. That trip was a bit on the short side and that was clear as the horse was doing his best work at the death. Up to 2m3f here will help, while with just 10-4 on his back this time (had 11-0 last time) he’ll fell like he’s got an ant riding him! It’s actually Brian Hughes that gets the leg-up, but he’s a horse that ticks most of the main trends too so everything is in place for a big run. Dieg Man, who comes here on a 4-timer is another that is sure to be popular with Barry Geraghty riding. This 5 year-old is another that gets in with a light weight and could be anything. However, for me, this step up from novice company into a handicap will require a lot more. I certainly wouldn’t put you off Kildisart though. This 6 year-old from the Ben Pauling yard is yet to finish out of the first two from 3 hurdles starts and should be well-suited by the drop in trip after finding 2m5f slightly stretching him last time. It’s interesting that jockey Daryl Jacob rides this one over Fixe Le Kap, who runs for the same owner – he rates a big danger. The Henderson yard are another that have won this race recently (2016) and in Fixe Le Kap and Stowaway Magic they’ve two live chances again. Daryl Jacob has ridden Fixe Le Kap in all his recent races so – as mentioned - the fact he prefers Kildsart puts me off this one. We can expect the consistent Stowaway Magic to be on the premises, but three seconds on the spin (two as fav) mean he’s becoming a tad expensive to follow. However, the other interesting one for me is FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHT (e/w). From the David Pipe yard that won this in 2015, the horse gets in with a feather weight. He’s won one and been placed in three of his 4 hurdles starts to date, plus is another that has most of the positive trends on his side. The step up in trip looks key, while he’s also got decent form in the ground. David Noonan rides.
3.35 - Betfair Ascot Chase Grade 1 Cl1 2m5f110y ITV
15/15 – Won over at least 2m4f (fences) previously
14/15 – Priced at 15/2 or shorter in the market
13/15 – Winners that didn’t win their next start
13/15 – Winners from the top 3 in the market
12/15 – Ran within the last 7 weeks
12/15 – Winning distance – 4 lengths or more
11/15 – Favourites placed
11/15 – Officially rated 158 or higher
10/15 – Priced 2/1 or shorter in the market
10/15 – Favourites that won
7/15 – Won between 1-4 times over fences previously
7/15 – Unplaced in their latest race
7/15 – Raced at Kempton (King George) last time out
5/15 – Winners that ran in that season’s Ryanair Chase (1 winner, Cue Card) later that year
5/15 – Won over fences at Ascot previously
4/15 – Won their last race
3/15 – Raced at Cheltenham last time out
3/15 – Ridden by Barry Geraghty
2/15 – Trained by Alan King
2/15 – Trained by Nicky Henderson
2/15 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
Cue Card won the race in 2013 & 2017
9 of the last 11 winners returned 2/1 or shorter in the betting
Note: The 2005 & 2006 - Run at Lingfield Park
The average winning SP in the last 10 runnings is 15/8
TQ VERDICT: Wow! A crackerjack of a race in prospect. Leading 7 year-olds Top Notch, Waiting Patiently, Speredek and Coney Island set a very decent standard, but if you add in Cue Card, who needs little introduction, and the improving Frodon then it really is a race that you can make a case for several. Cue Card will be looking for his third win in the contest, after landing the spoils in 2013 and 12 months ago. However, Colin Tizzard’s 12 year-old, who is reunited with Paddy Brennan, has not won since taking this prize in 2017 and heads here on a bit of a recovery mission after falling in two of his last four. He was also beaten 57 lengths in the Betfair Chase last time out. Yes, he’s been freshened up since though and does seem to like it here at Ascot – he’s 2-from-2 at the Berkshire track. He’s still the top-rated in the field (166) so despite his age still commands plenty of respect, but this does look a much harder renewal than 12 months ago and I hate to say it but at 12 years-old he does look to be on a slight downward curve – hopefully I’m wrong! We can expect the front-running Speredek to make a bold bid from the front and after running Un De Sceaux to 7 lengths in the Clarence House here last time then he can go best of those at the bigger prices. This is a big step back up in trip though and despite having won over further it remains to be seen if he can translate that good form over 2m1f to this 2m5f trip. Frodon is another that likes to get on with things and this improving Paul Nicholls-trained 6 year-old can’t be discounted either. We last saw him winning by 17 lengths at Cheltenham in a Grade Three Handicap over this trip and there should be more to come. This is a tougher race though and he’s a bit to find with Top Notch, who beat him just over 10 lengths here back in November. With 13 of the last 15 winners of this race coming from the top three in the market then really it should be more of the same again this year – with a case to be made for that trio – Coney Island, Top Notch and Waiting Patiently. Top Notch is yet to lose a race here at Ascot with one hurdles victory and two over fences. His win here over this CD back in November was franked with the second Double Shuffle running a blinder in the King George, and with ground, form, trip and track all pluses then it’s hard to pick holes in his chance. If you want to cling to something to take him on though then 12 of the last 15 winners had raced in the last 7 weeks – his last outing was on Dec 14th. If he runs well here then he’s going to be a big player in his intended target at the Cheltenham Festival – the Ryanair Chase. Coney Island certainly caught the eye when winning well here back in December and if all goes well here the Gold Cup would be next on his agenda. It was, however, a bit of a funny race last time as Coney Island actually looked beaten turning for home – he was about 10 lengths down and also didn’t jump the best that day. So, it’s hard to know if the leader that day – Adrien Du Pont – just hit a wall or Coney Island still had enough to pick him off. We know he stays further and in his defence that was only his fourth career run over fences – there should be a lot more to come. Both Coney Island and Top Notch are hugely respected, but, for me, it’s the final one of the top three in the betting – WAITING PATIENTLY – that gets the nod. This 7 year-old is 5-from-5 over fences and after an easy 8 length win at Kempton continues to catch the eye. He beat the classy Politologue at Haydock last January and with only two runs this season he’ll come here fresher than most. Yes, this will be his biggest test, but he’s done little wrong to date so certainly deserves to take his chance in this company. He often travels nicely and stays well in his races, so add this in with a decent turn of foot then these are big assets to have. He’s another that holds a Ryanair Chase entry so a good performance here and it should be all systems go towards Cheltenham.
Haydock: Blaklion To Roar Home In National Trial……………
HAYDOCK HORSE RACING TRENDS (RUK/ITV)
2.05 - Betfred Rendlesham Hurdle (Grade 2) Cl1 2m6f177y ITV
14/15 – Priced 10/1 or shorter in the betting
12/15 – Raced within the last 5 weeks
12/15 – Had won over at least 3m (hurdles) previously
11/15 – Rated 145 or higher
10/15 – Aged 8 or younger
10/15 – Placed favourites
10/15 – Winning distance – 3 ½ lengths or more
10/15 – Had won at least 4 times over hurdles before
8/15 – Aged either 6 or 7 years-old
8/15 – Placed in the top 4 last time out
8/15 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
7/15 – Winners that went onto run in that season’s World Hurdle (no winners)
6/15 – French-bred
6/15 – Had run at Haydock before
4/15 – Winning favourites
3/15 – Ran at Ascot last time out
2/15 – Ran at Cheltenham last time out
1/15 – Winning favourites
1/15 – Winners that went onto win the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival
The average winning SP in the last 10 years is 6/1
Zarkandar won this race 12 months ago
Note: The 2003, 2004, 2005 - Run at Kempton Park
TQ VERDICT: Clyne is a horse that rarely runs a bad race and can be expected to be in the shake-up again here. This 8 year-old will love the conditions, but being stepped up to 2m7f then he does have several questions to answer. On a plus, he loves it here at Haydock – his form at the track reads 1-1-2-3-2-4, he’s been an expensive horse to follow, with his last win coming back in December 2016 (7 races ago)! Former Triumph Hurdle winner, Zarkandar, would be a big player on old form, but this Paul Nicholls runner is now an 11 year-old. Having said that, he actually took this race 12 months ago off the back of a poor run so it would be foolish to totally discount him. The yard have given him 3 months off and a similar preparation to last year too. Boite won well last time on his first run back after wind surgery so that operation has clearly helped and is a horse that seems to relish these conditions. Donna’s Diamond is a proven course and distance winner that of those at bigger prices can go well. However, the clear pick on these terms is AGRAPART. This 7 year-old is rated 161 and that’s well clear of the next best on 147 and 148. This Nick Williams-trained runner relished conditions at Cheltenham last time out to win the Cleeve Hurdle and on that running would be very hard to beat. He loves soft/heavy ground and despite never having run here at Haydock the long straight should be right up his street with stamina to burn. Lizzie Kelly, who gets on well with the horse, and has won on him four times, continues in the saddle.
3.15 - Betfred Grand National Trial (Handicap Chase) (Grade 3) Cl1 3m5f ITV
15/15 – UK-based trained winners
15/15 – Had won between 2-4 times over fences (rules) before
13/15 – Had won over at least 3m (fences) before
13/15 – Finished in the top three last time out
13/15 – Had won just 2 or 3 times over fences (rules) before
12/15 – Aged 10 or younger
11/15 – Had raced within the last 7 weeks
11/15 – Aged 9 or younger
11/15 – Finished in the top two last time out
11/15 – Rated 135 or higher
10/15 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
9/15 – Returned a double-figure price in the betting
9/15 – Carried 11-0 or less
8/15 – Won last time out
7/15 – Unplaced favourites
7/15 – Winners that went onto run in that season’s Grand National (all unplaced)
6/15 – Irish-bred winners
4/15 – Winners that won by exactly 15 lengths
4/15 – Ran in the Welsh Grand National last time out
3/15 – Won with 11-12 in weight
3/15 – Finished 1st or 2nd in the Welsh Grand National last time out
3/15 – Trained by Lucinda Russell
2/15 – Winning favourites
The average winning SP in the last 15 runnings is 10/1
TQ VERDICT: We’ve several proven course winners here at Haydock, but all eyes here will be on the current Grand National favourite – BLAKLION – as he bids to further cement his place at the head of the ante-post market. This trial race hasn’t see a winner go onto land the Aintree Grand National in the same season though. Yes, big names like Red Rum and Party Politics have won this in the past, but in years they didn’t win the Grand National. On Tuesday night the National weights were revealed and with Blaklion getting 11st-6lbs – which is 5lbs more than when he ran 4th in 2017 – then we’ll know after Saturday if the handicapper has got that wrong or right. An easy win here for this 9 year-old, who has returned this season better than ever, and we can expect his status as Grand National favourite to firm up dramatically. We last saw him running away with the Becher Chase at Aintree and being priced up at 7/4 for that race it really was a case of punters backing him to stay on his feet – he did! He was also second in this race 12 months ago, but many feel he’s improved bundles since. The Pipe’s took this race 12 months ago with Vieux Lion Rouge, who runs at Ascot this Saturday instead of here, but also have Daklondike for the same winning owners in the race. This 6 year-old gets in here with only 10-5 and having won his last two heads here in fine fettle. He’s up 7lbs from that last win, but being a young horse can be expected to have more in the locker. The only concern is for such a young horse would he be up for a slog against some big names in the staying sphere. The Colin Tizzard camp are certainly in better order than a few weeks ago and in The Dutchman they’ve a dour stayer that would have a big say here. He won the Tommy Whittle Chase here by 13 lengths last time, but would need another step forward off 13lbs higher. MYSTEREE (e/w) was second in last season’s Midland’s National and is better than his recent run (pulled up) in the Welsh National. He’s a course and distance winner too and with only 10-3 to carry can go best of the outsiders. Three Faces West fell when leading last time here in the Tommy Whittle Chase, but has been given plenty of time to get over that. He’s won over 3m, but, for me, the jury is probably still out as to whether this longer trip will suit. In summary, a decent race in prospect, but it’s hard to get away from how well Blaklion won last time out. The vibes from the Twiston-Davies camp all week have been good with two horses in the last 10 years winning this with 11-12 then it’s been proven it’s possible to carry the weight.
Wincanton: Kingwell Hurdle Tops The Bill……………………..
WINCANTON HORSE RACING TRENDS (RUK/ITV)
2.45 - Betway Kingwell Hurdle (Grade 2) Cl1 1m7f65y ITV
14/14 – Raced within the last 8 weeks
13/14 – Came from the top 3 in the betting
13/14 – Priced 10/3 or shorter in the betting
12/14 – Favourites to finish in the top 3
12/14 – Had won at least 3 times over hurdles before
11/14 – Winners that went onto run in that season’s Champion Hurdle (1 winner Katchit)
11/14 – Finished 1st or 2nd last time out
9/14 – Rated 155 or higher
8/14 – Aged either 5 or 6 years-old
8/14 – Winning favourites
8/14 – Won last time out
5/14 – Raced at Sandown last time out
3/14 – Trained by Alan King
1/14 – Winners that went onto win the World Hurdle (Inglis Drever)
Yanworth won the race 12 months ago
The average winning SP in the last 9 runnings is 7/4
TQ VERDICT: This has actually not been a bad Festival trial race over the years with Katchit and Inglis Drever taking this before landing the Champion Hurdle and World Hurdles in the same season. Unlikely we’ll be seeing that happen again this year, but still a decent race in prospect. It’s great to see the Paul Nicholls-trained Cliffs Of Dover back. This horse recruited many fans a few years ago when winning five on the bounce, but has been off since Dec 16 with injury. He’s a proven course and distance winner and was a horse heading in the right direction. At 5 years-old he’s still got time on his side, but it goes without saying we’ll have to see if he returns the same horse with potential, plus he’s likely to need the run. Elgin landed the Greatwood hurdle back in November and commands plenty of respect, but was a bit disappointing last time at Ascot just before Christmas so does have a bit to prove. He did have a busy end to the year though so he’s likely to have benefitted from a few months off and would be dangerous to overlook. Ch’Tibello is the highest-rated in the field though and really deserves to win a race like this. He was runner up in 2017 behind Yanworth and was last seen making The New One pull out all the stops in desperate conditions at Haydock. He’s a big player here, but, for me, he had quite a hard race last time and with just 1 win from his last 7 does seem to prefer being placed than winning at the moment. So that leaves CALL ME LORD. This horse won plenty of fans last time at Sandown when winning a competitive handicap hurdle in heavy ground. Therefore, conditions here will fine, while the vibes coming out of the Henderson camp after that race were very good. He’s won 4 of his 6 starts, while caught the eye on how well he travelled through the race last time. The second – Our Merlin – has since run well to uphold the form and despite having 4lbs to find on the ratings with Ch’Tibello I think he looks the improver, whereas the Skelton horse has probably found his level. Of those at bigger prices, Unison actually beat the selection at Huntingdon earlier this season. However, the Henderson horse didn’t settle that day and was also badly hampered three out, while the yard have clearly done plenty of work on him since if his recent Sandown romp is anything to go by.
THAT’S YOUR LOT!!!
Have a GREAT Weekend