15:50 Cheltenham
Nicholson Holman Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap) (0-135) (3) 5yo+
Nicholson Holman Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap) (0-135) (3) 5yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 3m 1f 56y Runners: 11
Chase Turf
Good 3m 1f 56y
Red Infantry could still prove himself ahead of the handicapper despite going up the thick end of a stone for his Warwick win and it was a good renewal of the Grand Military Gold Cup that Baden won with ease. However, TINTERN THEATRE could be interesting back at this lower level with his excellent win at Kempton over Christmas by no means a fading memory.[Alistair Jones]
RP Ratings Definitly Grey
LAMBOURN Baden
POSTDATA Sam Red
SPOTLIGHT Tintern Theatre
TOPSPEED Nightline
WEST COUNTRY Pure Vision
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3
5
Baden
N De Boinville/N Henderson
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 5-4221
144 10/3, 7/2
4/1
SP
Yet to run a bad race over fences and made the breakthrough in comfortable fashion in Sandown's Grand Military Gold Cup (3m, soft), seeing off subsequent Ascot winner Rathlin Rose; first-time cheekpieces seemed to help and 3lb rise could have been worse, for all that it was a non handicap.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/03/18
    SAN 24Sft Cl3 Ch,8K
    11-7
    1/11 1 3/4l, Rathlin Rose[4/1]11-12 cp(1)
    Lt Billy Aprahamian
    125
    56
    133
  • 08/02/18
    DON 23GS Cl4 NvCh,4K
    11-0
    2/3 3l, Dingo Dollar[5/2]11-6
    Nico de Boinville
    125
    93
    134
  • 20/12/17
    NBY 23Sft Cl3 NvChHc,6K
    11-3
    2/7 15l, Dingo Dollar[7/2J]11-8
    Nico de Boinville
    125
    53
    125
  • 12/11/17
    SAN 20GS Cl3 NvChHc,8K
    11-0
    4/11 15 1/2l, Jameson[11/2]11-1
    Nico de Boinville
    125
    92
    121
  • 26/04/17
    PUN 20Gd/Y Hd,13K
    11-12
    5/10 31l, C'est Jersey[12/1]11-12
    Nico de Boinville
    128
    96
    111
  • 17/03/17
    CHL 23Gd Cl1 NvG1Hd,71K
    11-5
    11/15 60l, Penhill[100/1]11-5
    Jeremiah McGrath
    130
    77
    104
3
Red Infantry
R Dunne/I Williams
Age: 8
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 433121
144 9/2, 5/1
11/2
SP
Sound jumper who has won two of his last three, beating Nightline at Doncaster and most impressive latterly at Warwick (3m, soft) when drawing right away to win eased down by nearly a distance; 13lb rise to contend with but improving fast.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/03/18
    WAR 24Sft Cl4 NvChHc,6K
    11-8
    1/8 26l, Ceann Sibheal[4/1F]11-2 v
    Robert Dunne
    119
    111
    138
  • 12/02/18
    CAT 25GS Cl4 NvChHc,7K
    11-8
    2/5 1 1/4l, Sharp Response[13/8J]11-5 v
    Robert Dunne
    119
    104
    129
  • 09/01/18
    DON 23Sft Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-1
    1/6 3 1/2l, Nightline[7/2]11-8 v(1)
    Robert Dunne
    113
    72
    126
  • 01/12/17
    DON 23GS Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-4
    3/8 7l, Powerful Symbol[9/4F]11-5 cp
    Tom O'Brien
    113
    98
    118
  • 29/10/17
    Ain 24GS Cl3 CdHdHc,8K
    11-7
    3/15 4l, Bon Chic[13/2]10-10
    William Featherstone
    118
    114
    119
  • 21/05/17
    MAR 23Gd Cl4 NvChHc,6K
    11-6
    4/5 32l, Always Lion[5/2]11-8
    Tom O'Brien
    118
    18
    105
1
Tintern Theatre
S Twiston-Davies/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 7
Weight: 11-13
Spotlight Form: 4U1U00
145 7/1, 13/2
6/1
SP
On the upgrade when winning very readily over 3m at Kempton's Christmas meeting (soft; 3lb lower) and subsequent failures have come in better races than this, latterly the Kim Muir; respected.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 26Sft Cl2 ChHc,42K
    11-0
    11/20 34l, Missed Approach[25/1]11-5
    Mr Jordan Nailor
    138
    63
    120
  • 24/02/18
    KEM 24Gd Cl1 G3ChHc,57K
    10-12
    11/15 47l, Master Dee[5/1]11-5
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    138
    74
    111
  • 20/01/18
    HAY 25Hy Cl1 G2ChHc,43K
    10-6
    UR/13 The Dutchman[13/2]10-6
    Jamie Bargary
    138
    128
  • 27/12/17
    KEM 24Sft Cl2 ChHc,25K
    11-4
    1/7 2 3/4l, Pilgrims Bay[7/2]11-5
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    134
    85
    144
  • 15/12/17
    CHL 25Sft Cl2 NvCh,17K
    11-1
    UR/4 Sizing Tennessee[5/2]11-1
    Tom Bellamy
    134
  • 17/11/17
    CHL 25GS Cl3 ChHc,13K
    11-12
    4/15 1l, What A Moment[10/1]11-10
    Mr Zac Baker
    134
    78
    141
2
Ozzy Thomas
R Johnson/H Oliver
Age: 8
Weight: 11-13
Spotlight Form: -1F123
145 8/1, 17/2
8/1
SP
Winning hurdler but a better chaser, winning small-field 3m affairs earlier this season and showing he can live with this mark when second at Ludlow in October; not quite so good last time, but that was after a good while out on ground too soft.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/02/18
    MAR 23Sft Cl3 NvCh,8K
    11-8
    3/5 3 1/4l, Captain Chaos[13/8]11-8 cp
    Richard Johnson
    137
    45
    130
  • 11/10/17
    LUD 23GF Cl3 ChHc,13K
    11-12
    2/13 7l, Braqueur D'Or[8/1]11-4 cp
    Tom Scudamore
    137
    55
    144
  • 06/09/17
    STH 23Gd Cl4 NvCh,4K
    11-6
    1/4 4l, Nachi Falls[2/1]10-6 cp
    Richard Johnson
    133
    6
    144
  • 02/07/17
    UTT 26Gd Cl1 LisChHc,43K
    10-12
    F/20 Tempestatefloresco[14/1]11-2 cp
    Richard Johnson
    133
  • 14/05/17
    LUD 23Gd Cl3 NvChHc,8K
    11-2
    1/5 12l, Hedley Lamarr[7/4F]10-12 cp
    Richard Johnson
    122
    41
    136
  • 17/04/17
    CHP 19Gd Cl4 HdHc,6K
    11-7
    2/15 5l, Diamond Fort[7/1]11-6 cp(1)
    Kieron Edgar
    118
    94
    120
6
Sam Red
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 7
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: F42P52
152
8/1
SP
Hammered by a revitalised winner when doubly penalised in a 3m Fakenham novice 11 days ago, where first-time cheekpieces didn't work wonders (now left off); rated lower over fences than hurdles but yet to complete in a handicap chase.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/04/18
    FAK 24GS Cl4 NvCh,6K
    11-10
    2/5 16l, Step Back[6/1]10-12 t,cp(1)
    Harry Skelton
    134
    58
    133
  • 25/02/18
    STH 23Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-12
    5/8 61l, Jeannot De Nonant[12/1]11-10 bl,t
    Harry Skelton
    135
    77
  • 03/02/18
    WET 19Hy Cl2 ChHc,13K
    11-2
    PU/8 Mercian Prince[11/2]11-8 t
    Harry Skelton
    135
  • 09/01/18
    DON 19Sft Cl4 NvCh,5K
    11-10
    2/3 7l, Mount Mews[11/4]10-12 t
    Harry Skelton
    135
    104
  • 09/12/17
    SAN 23GS Cl2 HdHc,13K
    11-2
    4/8 11 1/2l, Holly Bush Henry[7/1]10-5 t
    Harry Skelton
    137
    69
    135
  • 02/12/17
    NCS 23Sft Cl1 LisChHc,40K
    10-13
    F/8 Beware The Bear[6/1]11-7 t
    Harry Skelton
    137
9
Winter Lion
P Brennan/F O'Brien
Age: 8
Weight: 10-12
Spotlight Form: 483344
143 9/1, 17/2
9/1
SP
Ex-Irish gelding who was third to a subsequent high-profile handicap winner at Punchestown in December; made it 0-6 in this sphere when only fourth to Baden in Sandown's Grand Military Gold Cup (3m), though did get himself too far back; stamina doubts remain over this far.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/03/18
    SAN 24Sft Cl3 Ch,8K
    11-7
    4/11 14 1/2l, Baden[9/1]11-7 t
    Capt Max Chenery
    129
    43
    118
  • 05/02/18
    STH 20Sft Cl4 NvCh,5K
    10-12
    4/5 24l, Two Swallows[7/1]10-5 t,cp
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    131
    43
    110
  • 31/12/17
    PUN 25Sft/Hy Ch,7K
    11-12
    3/5 13 1/2l, Monbeg Notorious[25/1]11-12 t,cp
    A E Lynch
    125
    127
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 16St Hc,13K
    8-1
    10/12 9l, Elishpour[16/1]8-11 bl,t
    Ben Coen
    82
    37
    80
  • 13/11/17
    CRL 20Sft Cl3 NvCh,6K
    11-2
    3/5 1 1/4l, Brio Conti[40/1]11-2 t,cp
    A E Lynch
    133
    38
    126
  • 10/08/17
    SLI 20Gd HdHc,11K
    11-1
    8/10 19l, Ben Button[33/1]10-12 t
    Adam Short
    126
    40
    119
7
Tanarpino
S W Quinlan/J Candlish
Age: 7
Weight: 11-1
Spotlight Form: 532833
142 16/1, 14/1
10/1
SP
All three wins in first half of 2016; victim of his own consistency these days and appeared to give it his best shot when 10l third at Bangor latest.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/03/18
    BAN 23Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-6
    3/10 9 3/4l, Chapel Stile[15/2]10-0 cp
    Sean Quinlan
    129
    56
    127
  • 21/02/18
    DON 24GS Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-8
    3/13 2l, Buckle Street[12/1]11-2 cp
    Sean Quinlan
    126
    104
    127
  • 20/01/18
    HAY 22Hy Cl3 HdHc,8K
    10-12
    8/8 95l, Donna's Diamond[11/2]10-12 cp
    Sean Quinlan
    126
    48
  • 19/12/17
    CAT 25GS Cl4 HdHc,3K
    11-13
    2/11 1 3/4l, Buckle Street[4/1J]11-5 cp(1)
    Sean Quinlan
    121
    115
    127
  • 01/12/17
    DON 24GS Cl4 HdHc,4K
    11-12
    3/10 3 1/4l, Chapel Stile[5/1]10-8
    Sean Quinlan
    120
    91
    123
  • 31/10/17
    BAN 19Gd Cl4 HdHc,3K
    12-0
    5/9 18 1/2l, Man Look[11/2]11-8
    Sean Quinlan
    122
    67
    112
4
Pure Vision
B J Geraghty/A Honeyball
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: 1-F14P
143 10/1, 11/1
12/1
SP
Dual hurdle winner who is 1-4 over fences and his two worst runs have come at Exeter; did take a lot of driving to finish fourth at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) though and others appeal more.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 23/02/18
    EXE 24Sft Cl3 NvChHc,10K
    11-1
    PU/7 Coo Star Sivola[4/1]11-5 t
    Barry Geraghty
    128
  • 06/01/18
    CHP 23Hy Cl3 NvChHc,12K
    11-2
    4/6 4 1/4l, Another Venture[5/1]10-5 t
    Barry Geraghty
    129
    58
    133
  • 24/11/17
    Ffo 20Hy Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-10
    1/7 3/4l, Star Tackle[11/4J]10-11 t
    Aidan Coleman
    122
    111
    131
  • 15/11/17
    EXE 24GS Cl3 NvChHc,13K
    10-7
    F/10 Wotzizname[8/1]11-8 t
    David Noonan
    120
  • 21/03/17
    EXE 23GS Cl4 NvHdHc,4K
    11-10
    1/9 3l, This Is It[100/30]11-10 t
    Niall P Madden
    113
    95
    123
  • 01/03/17
    WCN 21Sft Cl3 HdHc,6K
    10-10
    4/6 13l, Sleep Easy[15/8F]11-5 t
    Niall P Madden
    114
    24
    107
11
Definitly Grey
Paul O'Brien/C Longsdon
Age: 7
Weight: 10-6
Spotlight Form: P21P6P
154 16/1, 14/1
12/1
SP
Emphatic winner at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) in October but handicapper didn't hold back and he's struggled since.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/12/17
    TOW 21GS Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-8
    PU/14 Miss Tongabezi[16/1]11-4 t
    Jonathan Burke
    120
  • 24/11/17
    ASC 23GS Cl3 ChHc,16K
    10-13
    6/8 39l, Walk In The Mill[14/1]11-8 t
    Jonathan Burke
    122
    98
  • 07/11/17
    EXE 24Sft Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-10
    PU/10 Ask The Weatherman[16/1]12-4 t
    Jonathan Burke
    124
  • 14/10/17
    CHP 23GS Cl4 CdChHc,4K
    11-6
    1/12 18l, Paddy The Oscar[8/1]11-6 t
    Paul O'Brien
    107
    86
    132
  • 18/09/17
    WOR 23Gd Cl5 ChHc,4K
    12-0
    2/10 1 3/4l, Irish Octave[8/1]9-11 t
    Jonathan Burke
    102
    86
    119
  • 17/05/17
    WOR 23Gd Cl4 NvChHc,4K
    11-10
    PU/7 Heroes Or Ghosts[6/1]11-12 t
    Aidan Coleman
    105
10
Nightline
J J Burke/C Longsdon
Age: 8
Weight: 10-10
Spotlight Form: 2-522P
144 14/1, 16/1
14/1
SP
Modest strike-rate of 1-18 and he made it 0-8 over fences when pulled up with a burst blood vessel last time; previous seconds (at 3m with give underfoot) bring him into it but not hard to take on having first run here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/02/18
    DON 23GS Cl4 ChHc,4K
    11-12
    PU/13 Another Frontier[15/2]11-2
    Jonathan Burke
    120
  • 09/01/18
    DON 23Sft Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-8
    2/6 3 1/2l, Red Infantry[11/2]11-1
    Jonathan Burke
    120
    76
    126
  • 01/12/17
    DON 23GS Cl4 NvChHc,5K
    11-7
    2/8 2l, Powerful Symbol[5/1]11-5
    Brian Hughes
    116
    105
    126
  • 17/10/17
    HUN 23Gd Cl3 NvChHc,6K
    10-6
    5/7 21l, Wicked Willy[5/1]10-9
    Jonathan Burke
    118
    23
    107
  • 22/04/17
    BAN 24Gd Cl4 ChHc,6K
    11-10
    2/6 6l, Ganbei[11/4]11-9
    Tom Scudamore
    118
    91
    124
  • 21/03/17
    WET 21GS Cl4 ChHc,6K
    11-12
    3/12 8 1/4l, Swing Hard[13/2]10-12
    Brian Hughes
    120
    76
    126
8
Kelvingrove
B Powell/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 8
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 2466P1
144 16/1, 18/1
16/1
SP
Was becoming disappointing over fences but cajoled to victory off potentially good mark over 2m7f on soft at Taunton; 5lb higher but greater concern is whether he'll fancy the challenge back-to-back.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/12/17
    TAU 23Sft Cl4 NvChHc,6K
    11-5
    1/6 3/4l, Silent Steps[14/1]10-13 cp
    Killian Moore
    119
    90
    133
  • 16/11/17
    LUD 25Gd Cl3 ChHc,10K
    11-11
    PU/11 The Happy Chappy[16/1]11-3 cp
    Aidan Coleman
    124
  • 21/10/17
    MAR 23Gd Cl3 ChHc,6K
    12-1
    6/9 21l, Sporting Boy[9/2]11-12 cp
    Aidan Coleman
    127
    29
    117
  • 29/09/17
    WOR 23GS Cl4 NvCh,4K
    10-12
    6/7 41l, Ballymalin[16/1]10-12
    Aidan Coleman
    129
    75
    111
  • 25/06/17
    WOR 23Gd Cl4 NvCh,4K
    10-12
    4/7 16l, Work Du Breteau[9/2]10-5 cp
    Aidan Coleman
    75
    124
  • 26/05/17
    WOR 23Gd Cl4 NvCh,4K
    10-12
    2/4 1/4l, Mr Mix[11/8]10-12 cp
    Aidan Coleman
    96
    129
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