15:35 Cheltenham
galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (Grade 2) (1) 5yo+
galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (Grade 2) (1) 5yo+
Going:
Good To Soft
Good To Soft
Distance: 2m 7f 213y Runners: 12
Hurdle Turf
Good To Soft 2m 7f 213y
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
3
Midnight ShadowC
/Mrs S Smith
Age: 6
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 1-2011
7/2
4/1
SP
Won the Scottish Champion Hurdle (2m) as a novice last season but even better form when upped to 2m4f and winning Haydock handicap last time; another fair-sized step forward needed here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/12/18
    Ain 20Sft Cl2 HdHc,19K
    11-10
    1/11 1/2l, Ch'tibello[4/1]11-12
    Danny Cook
    141
    111
    147
  • 18/11/18
    CHL 16Gd Cl1 G3HdHc,56K
    11-1
    14/18 21l, Nietzsche[10/1]9-7
    Danny Cook
    141
    113
    131
  • 17/10/18
    WET 16Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-12
    2/6 1/4l, Innocent Touch[5/4F]11-8
    Danny Cook
    140
    121
    141
  • 21/04/18
    AYR 16Gd Cl1 G2HdHc,60K
    10-4
    1/16 1 1/4l, Claimantakinforgan[25/1]11-3
    Danny Cook
    134
    126
    139
  • 13/04/18
    Ain 16Sft Cl1 NvG1Hd,56K
    11-4
    7/13 13l, Lalor[25/1]11-4
    Danny Cook
    134
    109
    139
  • 21/03/18
    HAY 16Sft Cl3 NvHd,7K
    11-6
    UR/4 Kapga De Lily[1/4F]10-7
    Danny Cook
    134
4
Paisley ParkD
/Miss E Lavelle
Age: 7
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 20-111
7/2
4/1
SP
Most progressive second-season hurdler who showed stamina aplenty when coming with strong late run to win Grade 3 handicap at Haydock (3m, good) last time; more to do here and, although he won on soft as a novice, trainer said after Haydock that ''I don't think he wants the ground too soft''.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/11/18
    HAY 24Gd Cl1 G3HdHc,57K
    11-12
    1/7 1/2l, Shades Of Midnight[4/1]11-2
    Aidan Coleman
    147
    110
    156
  • 28/10/18
    Ain 20Gd Cl2 HdHc,17K
    11-12
    1/11 2 1/2l, Lygon Rock[4/1C]10-9
    Aidan Coleman
    140
    112
    148
  • 16/03/18
    CHL 24Sft Cl1 NvG1Hd,78K
    11-5
    13/20 54l, Kilbricken Storm[33/1]11-5 v(1)
    Nick Scholfield
    142
    78
    99
  • 08/02/18
    DON 21GS Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-5
    2/7 1 1/4l, Gowiththeflow[11/8F]10-12
    Nick Scholfield
    145
    122
    135
  • 13/01/18
    WAR 21Sft Cl1 NvG2Hd,20K
    11-0
    2/6 1l, Mr Whipped[9/2]11-0
    Nick Scholfield
    83
    142
  • 16/12/17
    HER 20Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    10-12
    1/11 7l, Vision Des Flos[7/1]10-12
    Nick Scholfield
    70
    132
8
Black Op
/T George
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: 221-33
4/1
SP
Point winner in 2016; smart novice hurdler last season, good second in the Ballymore here before beating Lostintranslation in Grade 1 at Aintree (2m4f, soft); below that form when over 4l behind Defi Du Seuil in Exeter novice chase on reappearance but should build on that effort and remains a high-class chasing prospect; gets 3lb pull with the winner.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/12/18
    EXE 19Sft Cl2 NvCh,16K
    11-0
    3/7 4 1/4l, Defi Du Seuil[6/4J]11-0 t
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    65
    143
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 20Sft Cl1 NvG1Hd,56K
    11-4
    1/12 1/2l, Lostintranslation[3/1]11-4 t
    Noel Fehily
    152
    131
    153
  • 14/03/18
    CHL 21Sft Cl1 NvG1Hd,71K
    11-7
    2/14 2 3/4l, Samcro[8/1]11-7 t
    Noel Fehily
    150
    131
    155
  • 27/01/18
    CHL 20Hy Cl1 NvG2Hd,18K
    11-5
    2/9 3/4l, Santini[8/1]11-5 t(1)
    Tom Scudamore
    137
    122
    153
  • 09/01/18
    DON 21Sft Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-6
    1/8 17l, Colonial Dreams[1/3F]11-6
    Noel Fehily
    116
    144
  • 01/12/17
    NBY 16Sft Cl3 MdHd,6K
    11-0
    4/13 7l, Lostintranslation[3/1]11-0
    A P Heskin
    105
    129
9
Aux Ptits SoinsCD
/D Skelton
Age: 9
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 428/51
6/1
13/2
SP
Very lightly raced since winning 2015 Coral Cup here for Paul Nicholls; well weighted on old form, not just that big-race win, and though it is doubtful that this 9yo is still quite as good now, he ran a very promising race back from a long absence at Newbury last time (stable debut); entitled to be better for that run now and a must for the shortlist.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/11/18
    NBY 24Sft Cl2 HdHc,22K
    11-12
    5/12 11l, Vive Le Roi[12/1]10-13
    Harry Skelton
    141
    123
    139
  • 08/04/17
    Ain 25Gd Cl1 G1Hd,84K
    11-7
    8/11 45l, Yanworth[20/1]11-7
    Sean Bowen
    148
    89
    119
  • 18/02/17
    HAY 23GS Cl1 G2Hd,23K
    11-2
    2/5 3 3/4l, Zarkandar[3/1]11-2
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    150
    107
    148
  • 27/01/17
    DON 24Gd Cl4 NvCh,5K
    11-6
    4/4 40l, Premier Bond[10/11F]11-6
    Sean Bowen
    60
    128
  • 04/12/16
    KEL 23GS Cl3 NvCh,10K
    11-1
    1/5 1l, Westren Warrior[6/4F]11-1
    Sean Bowen
    105
    141
  • 09/11/16
    EXE 19Gd Cl4 NvCh,5K
    11-2
    2/5 2 1/4l, Drumlee Sunset[2/7F]11-2
    Nick Scholfield
    67
    120
5
Sam SpinnerD
/Jedd O'Keeffe
Age: 7
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 153-UU
8/1
9/1
SP
Still only 6yo so there's plenty of time to get back on track but he needs to after underwhelming efforts at the spring festivals and on reappearance last month at Newbury, where on the retreat when hampered and unseating two out; career-best effort when making all decisively in this race last year and big chance in first-time cheekpieces if able to refind that form.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/11/18
    NBY 24Sft Cl1 G2Hd,29K
    11-6
    UR/7 Unowhatimeanharry[3/1]11-0
    Joe Colliver
    162
    141
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 25Sft Cl1 G1Hd,101K
    11-7
    3/10 15l, Identity Thief[6/5F]11-7
    Joe Colliver
    164
    120
    153
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 24Sft Cl1 G1Hd,193K
    11-10
    5/15 6 1/4l, Penhill[9/4F]11-10
    Joe Colliver
    164
    88
    156
  • 23/12/17
    ASC 24GS Cl1 G1Hd,57K
    11-7
    1/8 2 3/4l, L'Ami Serge[9/2]11-7
    Joe Colliver
    155
    124
    164
  • 25/11/17
    HAY 23Hy Cl1 G3HdHc,57K
    10-9
    1/16 17l, The Dutchman[6/1]10-5
    Joe Colliver
    139
    114
    162
  • 14/10/17
    CHP 19GS Cl1 G3HdHc,28K
    10-12
    2/18 1/2l, Court Minstrel[8/1]10-11
    Joe Colliver
    136
    119
    142
6
UnowhatimeanharryCD
/H Fry
Age: 11
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 30-31F
8/1
10/1
SP
At the peak of his powers when winning this race in 2016 but not so good last season, when his efforts included just a respectable third in this; second run since a wind op when he made a welcome return to winning ways in first-time cheekpieces at Newbury (3m, soft) on latest outing; a win in this is probably beyond him now but he has place possibilities.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/11/18
    NBY 24Sft Cl1 G2Hd,29K
    11-0
    1/7 2 1/2l, Clyne[11/4F]11-0 t,cp(1)
    Barry Geraghty
    157
    134
    155
  • 10/11/18
    Ain 20Gd Cl2 Hd,28K
    11-2
    3/5 4 1/4l, Wholestone[2/1J]11-6 t,w
    Barry Geraghty
    159
    131
    148
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 24Sft Cl1 G1Hd,193K
    11-10
    10/15 16l, Penhill[8/1]11-10 t
    Noel Fehily
    163
    79
    146
  • 23/12/17
    ASC 24GS Cl1 G1Hd,57K
    11-7
    3/8 11l, Sam Spinner[6/4F]11-7 t
    Barry Geraghty
    167
    115
    155
  • 01/12/17
    NBY 24Sft Cl1 G2Hd,28K
    11-6
    2/6 2 1/4l, Beer Goggles[7/4]11-0 t
    Barry Geraghty
    167
    93
    160
  • 11/11/17
    Ain 20Sft Cl2 Hd,28K
    11-6
    1/3 1 1/2l, Value At Risk[8/11F]10-12 t
    Barry Geraghty
    167
    125
    160
7
WholestoneCDBF
/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 8
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 23-152
8/1
10/1
SP
Well below par at Newbury last time but he'd been last of six in the same race in 2017 before bouncing back to win this race on next start last year; very good record at Cheltenham (four wins and run extremely well in defeat in all four other starts here) and leading claims back at this track.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/11/18
    NBY 24Sft Cl1 G2Hd,29K
    11-6
    5/7 24l, Unowhatimeanharry[100/30]11-0
    Daryl Jacob
    158
    121
    137
  • 10/11/18
    Ain 20Gd Cl2 Hd,28K
    11-6
    1/5 2 3/4l, Vision Des Flos[2/1J]11-2
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    158
    139
    156
  • 28/04/18
    SAN 21GS Cl1 G2Hd,31K
    11-6
    3/6 22l, Call Me Lord[6/4J]11-0
    Daryl Jacob
    161
    52
    149
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 25Sft Cl1 G1Hd,101K
    11-7
    2/10 5l, Identity Thief[7/2]11-7
    Daryl Jacob
    161
    130
    159
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 24Sft Cl1 G1Hd,193K
    11-10
    3/15 5l, Penhill[14/1]11-10
    Aidan Coleman
    161
    89
    157
  • 27/01/18
    CHL 24Hy Cl1 G2Hd,34K
    11-6
    2/9 3l, Agrapart[9/2]11-6
    Daryl Jacob
    155
    114
    159
12
West Approach
/C Tizzard
Age: 9
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: P-3P52
10/1
14/1
SP
Smart novice hurdler a couple of years ago, when some good efforts in open company included one in this race when probably booked for a well-held third or fourth when unseating at the last; more needed to be involved today and his recent record over fences is decidedly patchy.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/12/18
    NBY 26Sft Cl1 G3ChHc,142K
    10-11
    5/12 39l, Sizing Tennessee[25/1]11-3
    Adam Wedge
    142
    100
    121
  • 17/11/18
    CHL 20Gd Cl1 G3ChHc,90K
    10-7
    PU/18 Baron Alco[9/1]10-11 bl
    Richard Johnson
    142
  • 27/10/18
    CHL 25Gd Cl2 ChHc,37K
    10-12
    3/16 11 1/2l, Relentless Dreamer[9/1]10-3 bl
    Richard Johnson
    143
    77
    142
  • 21/04/18
    AYR 32Gd Cl1 G3ChHc,122K
    11-1
    PU/29 Joe Farrell[33/1]10-6 bl
    Tom Scudamore
    144
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 20Sft Cl1 NvG1Ch,85K
    11-4
    6/9 21l, Shattered Love[33/1]10-11 bl(1)
    Tom Scudamore
    146
    122
    143
  • 03/02/18
    SAN 20Sft Cl1 NvG1Ch,31K
    11-4
    5/5 52l, Terrefort[6/1]11-1
    Tom Scudamore
    148
    80
    113
1
AgrapartCD
/N Williams
Age: 8
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 212-49
10/1
16/1
SP
Interesting that his three best RPRs have all been at Cheltenham and that he has only run once right-handed in Britain, when running to his then form as a novice hurdler; not far away on the form of last season's Grade 2 win at Cheltenham (3m, heavy) in January and ran well when 2m4f on good would have been less than ideal on last month's return.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 10/11/18
    Ain 20Gd Cl2 Hd,28K
    11-6
    4/5 4 3/4l, Wholestone[10/1]11-6
    Lizzie Kelly
    159
    135
    153
  • 17/02/18
    HAY 23Hy Cl1 G2Hd,23K
    11-8
    2/5 2 1/4l, Donna's Diamond[4/7F]11-2
    Lizzie Kelly
    161
    77
    148
  • 27/01/18
    CHL 24Hy Cl1 G2Hd,34K
    11-6
    1/9 3l, Wholestone[9/1]11-6
    Lizzie Kelly
    154
    116
    162
  • 01/01/18
    CHL 20Hy Cl1 G2Hd,28K
    11-6
    2/8 3 1/4l, Wholestone[4/1]11-3
    Lizzie Kelly
    150
    122
    158
  • 04/11/17
    Aut 24VSft G1Hd,142K
    10-10
    7/9 38l, Alex De Larredya[40/1]10-10
    Lizzie Kelly
    117
  • 08/10/17
    Aut 19VSft G3Hd,52K
    10-8
    7/9 29l, Device[203/10]10-8
    Lizzie Kelly
    115
2
Lil RockerfellerCD
/N King
Age: 8
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: -111U3
10/1
16/1
SP
Quality staying hurdler; smart form over fences without being foot perfect in winning his first three and he was an early casualty at Cheltenham last week; these fences will test him, as should having to concede 3lb to Vinndication over a trip that might be sharp enough for him these days.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/12/18
    CHL 25Gd Cl2 NvCh,16K
    11-9
    UR/4 The Worlds End[2/1]11-6 cp
    Wayne Hutchinson
    153
  • 25/11/18
    EXE 24GS Cl3 NvCh,12K
    11-10
    1/6 8l, Hoo Bally Diva[4/11F]10-2 cp
    Wayne Hutchinson
    153
    70
    145
  • 26/10/18
    CHL 24Gd Cl2 NvCh,15K
    11-5
    1/5 4l, Treackle Tart[5/6F]10-12
    Wayne Hutchinson
    30
    152
  • 07/10/18
    UTT 20Gd Cl3 Ch,7K
    11-4
    1/8 1 1/2l, Wenyerreadyfreddie[11/10F]11-4
    Wayne Hutchinson
    111
    146
  • 01/08/18
    GOO 21Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    8-13
    1/14 15l, Altaayil[11/4F]9-6 bl
    Silvestre De Sousa
    82
    89
    99
  • 28/04/18
    SAN 21GS Cl1 G2Hd,31K
    11-6
    2/6 16l, Call Me Lord[8/1]11-0
    Wayne Hutchinson
    153
    57
    153
11
The Mighty DonCD
/N Gifford
Age: 7
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 5-U134
20/1
33/1
SP
In good form back hurdling lately, last time third to Unowhatimeanharry in Grade 2 at Newbury (3m, soft); a fair bit more is needed today to be even a place contender and he is probably flying a bit too high.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/11/18
    NBY 24Sft Cl1 G2Hd,29K
    11-0
    3/7 4 1/2l, Unowhatimeanharry[16/1]11-0
    Leighton Aspell
    140
    131
    147
  • 27/10/18
    CHL 24GS Cl2 HdHc,15K
    11-7
    1/20 Sykes[16/1]11-11
    Leighton Aspell
    135
    127
    139
  • 05/10/18
    FON 22Gd Cl4 Ch,5K
    11-4
    UR/4 Graasten[10/11F]11-4
    Leighton Aspell
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 25Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,42K
    11-2
    5/20 11 1/2l, Mr Big Shot[25/1]11-5
    Tom Cannon
    135
    124
    135
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 24Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,57K
    10-8
    9/23 13 1/2l, Delta Work[33/1]10-10
    Leighton Aspell
    137
    109
    132
  • 24/02/18
    KEM 21Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-9
    2/14 1/4l, Kings Walk[13/2]10-11
    Leighton Aspell
    132
    109
    137
10
Aye Aye CharlieBF
/F O'Brien
Age: 7
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 74-216
25/1
40/1
SP
Off the mark over hurdles at 1-12 in first-time cheekpieces last time; uneven look to his form but his standout run, when staying-on fourth in 2m4f Grade 1 at Aintree in April, shows he's very useful at his best; has leading chance if running to that level and good chance he will stay 3m.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 10/11/18
    KEL 23Gd Cl4 NvHd,4K
    10-12
    1/4 6l, Starozov[1/12F]10-12 cp(1)
    Paddy Brennan
    145
    58
    112
  • 28/10/18
    Ain 20Gd Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-0
    2/7 1/4l, Stoney Mountain[4/9F]11-0
    Paddy Brennan
    145
    89
    127
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 20Sft Cl1 NvG1Hd,56K
    11-4
    4/12 4 1/2l, Black Op[25/1]11-4
    Paddy Brennan
    134
    126
    146
  • 14/03/18
    CHL 21Sft Cl1 NvG1Hd,71K
    11-7
    7/14 24l, Samcro[100/1]11-7
    Conor Shoemark
    134
    111
    133
  • 27/01/18
    CHL 20Hy Cl1 NvG2Hd,18K
    11-5
    3/9 30l, Santini[16/1]11-5
    Paddy Brennan
    136
    92
    123
  • 01/01/18
    CHL 20Hy Cl1 NvLisHd,14K
    11-0
    4/8 8 1/4l, Tikkanbar[4/1]11-0
    Paddy Brennan
    76
    129
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