17:00 Cheltenham
Weatherite Handicap Chase (0-150) (2) 5yo+
Weatherite Handicap Chase (0-150) (2) 5yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 3m 2f Runners: 13
Chase Turf
Good 3m 2f
With three wins over fences earlier this season, LOVELY JOB can continue his progressive ways back from a break for Fergal O'Brien, whose horses often run well fresh. Double Treasure has the drying ground in his favour on this first run since November and he is feared most, with further improvement entirely possible as he is stepped up in trip. Another Hero and Singlefarmpayment are handicapped to go well.[Ben Hutton]
RP Ratings Singlefarmpayment
POSTDATA Singlefarmpayment
LAMBOURN Double Treasure
SPOTLIGHT Lovely Job
THE NORTH Smooth Stepper
TOPSPEED What Happens Now
WEST COUNTRY More Buck's
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/5 1-2-3-4
3
SinglefarmpaymentCD
R Johnson/T George
Age: 8
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: -2F5P5
160 7/2, 10/3
3/1
SP
Tendency to make mistakes is a concern, but he was a decent fifth in top handicap (3m1f, heavy) at the Festival and could improve upon that performance now back on better ground, with his best RPRs having come on good/good to soft going (and all here); capable of big say off handy mark.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/03/18
    CHL 25Hy Cl1 G3ChHc,63K
    11-2
    5/18 12l, Coo Star Sivola[8/1]10-10 h
    A P Heskin
    145
    45
    144
  • 27/01/18
    CHL 25Hy Cl1 G2Ch,57K
    11-0
    PU/8 Definitly Red[15/2]11-6 h
    A P Heskin
    145
  • 23/12/17
    ASC 23GS Cl1 LisChHc,57K
    11-3
    5/14 12l, Gold Present[5/1F]11-3 h
    A P Heskin
    147
    66
    149
  • 02/12/17
    NBY 25GS Cl1 G3ChHc,142K
    10-8
    F/20 Total Recall[13/2]10-8 h
    A P Heskin
    147
  • 28/10/17
    CHL 25Gd Cl2 ChHc,31K
    11-4
    2/16 4l, Cogry[11/2]10-5 h
    A P Heskin
    146
    86
    150
  • 14/03/17
    CHL 25GS Cl1 G3ChHc,60K
    10-13
    2/23 Un Temps Pour Tout[5/1F]11-12 h
    A P Heskin
    142
    91
    150
14
What Happens NowC
B Hughes/D McCain
Age: 9
Weight: 10-1
Spotlight Form: 231732
160 7/1
6/1
SP
Fortunate to finish second at Fakenham last month as the two clear leaders came down at the final fence; however, he may have needed that first run for three months and he's capable of playing a part off a mark just 3lb higher than when winning by 9l here (3m1f, good) in October.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 16/03/18
    FAK 24Sft Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-10
    2/6 3 1/4l, Morney Wing[6/1]10-10
    Will Kennedy
    127
    101
  • 16/12/17
    DON 23Gd Cl2 ChHc,16K
    10-5
    3/9 4 3/4l, Mustmeetalady[7/1]10-4
    Will Kennedy
    129
    117
    133
  • 17/11/17
    CHL 25GS Cl3 ChHc,13K
    11-8
    7/15 5l, What A Moment[6/1]11-10
    Mr Derek O'Connor
    130
    71
    133
  • 27/10/17
    CHL 25Gd Cl3 ChHc,7K
    11-10
    1/17 9l, Indian Castle[8/1]12-1
    Mr Derek O'Connor
    122
    46
    133
  • 22/09/17
    NAB 25GS Cl3 ChHc,7K
    11-9
    3/5 2 1/4l, Azure Fly[11/4]11-7
    Will Kennedy
    122
    88
    126
  • 01/09/17
    BAN 24Gd Cl4 ChHc,5K
    12-0
    2/6 4 1/2l, Cernunnos[7/2]11-7
    Will Kennedy
    122
    99
    130
6
Lovely Job
N Fehily/F O'Brien
Age: 8
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: /12121
155 6/1, 13/2
7/1
SP
Has gone up the weights and faces toughest task yet over fences on this first run since November; however, he's certainly been progressive as a chaser, making all in game fashion at Taunton (2m7f, good) when last seen, and may yet be more to come for trainer whose horses often run well fresh.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/11/17
    TAU 23Gd Cl3 NvChHc,10K
    11-8
    1/5 1 1/2l, Beau Du Brizais[5/4F]10-11
    Noel Fehily
    133
    119
    141
  • 29/10/17
    Ain 24GS Cl3 NvChHc,9K
    11-8
    2/9 18l, Vintage Clouds[9/2]11-7
    Jonathan Burke
    133
    88
    131
  • 21/08/17
    HEX 24Gd Cl3 NvChHc,6K
    11-9
    1/5 4l, Brian Boranha[4/6F]10-10
    Paddy Brennan
    127
    107
    141
  • 22/07/17
    MAR 21Gd Cl3 NvChHc,6K
    11-7
    2/6 2 1/2l, Chebsey Beau[11/8F]10-11
    Paddy Brennan
    125
    62
    134
  • 15/06/17
    UTT 24Gd Cl4 NvChHc,4K
    11-10
    1/5 18l, Charlie Wingnut[5/2]11-4
    Paddy Brennan
    116
    119
    138
  • 14/04/16
    CHL 25Gd Cl3 NvChHc,6K
    11-3
    F/12 Solstice Son[3/1F]10-13
    Paddy Brennan
    122
9
Another Hero
B J Geraghty/Jonjo O'Neill
Age: 9
Weight: 10-7
Spotlight Form: 64300-
159 11/1, 10/1
8/1
SP
Absent since last April, when a fair 11th in the Scottish National; however, he's won after an even longer layoff in the past and he's feasibly treated on last season's form (good/good to soft ground); trainer won this last year and he's one to watch in the betting on his return to action.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/04/17
    AYR 31Gd Cl1 G3ChHc,122K
    10-13
    11/30 20l, Vicente[16/1]11-10 cp(1)
    Aidan Coleman
    135
    110
    128
  • 16/03/17
    CHL 26Gd Cl2 ChHc,40K
    10-12
    13/24 20l, Domesday Book[9/1]11-4 t(1)
    Jonjo O'Neill
    136
    81
    126
  • 28/01/17
    DON 23Gd Cl1 LisChHc,46K
    10-10
    3/14 12 1/2l, Ziga Boy[8/1]10-11
    Aidan Coleman
    136
    102
    141
  • 17/12/16
    ASC 23GS Cl1 LisChHc,57K
    10-5
    4/14 2 1/2l, Regal Encore[14/1]11-1
    Richie McLernon
    134
    88
    141
  • 08/10/16
    CHP 23Gd Cl2 ChHc,23K
    10-13
    6/16 17 1/2l, Potters Cross[20/1]9-11
    Richie McLernon
    136
    67
    129
  • 28/03/16
    FAI 29Y/Sft ChHc,112K
    10-8
    F/27 Rogue Angel[12/1]10-6
    Barry Geraghty
    136
7
Dell' ArcaC
T Scudamore/D Pipe
Age: 9
Weight: 10-13
Spotlight Form: 1P7560
158 14/1, 12/1
10/1
SP
Novice chase winner in 2015, he's effective at this course, and he's 3lb lower than when winning easily over hurdles at Newbury (3m, good to soft) in November; however, his subsequent form hasn't come up to scratch (including over fences two starts ago) and a revival is required.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/03/18
    CHL 23Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,57K
    10-11
    18/23 36l, Delta Work[50/1]10-10 bl,t
    Michael Heard
    145
    98
    116
  • 23/02/18
    WAR 20GS Cl2 ChHc,19K
    11-8
    6/7 22l, Cobra De Mai[14/1]11-1 bl,t
    David Noonan
    140
    107
    128
  • 08/02/18
    HUN 19Sft Cl2 HdHc,16K
    11-12
    5/7 31l, Azzerti[25/1]10-4 bl,t
    Tom Scudamore
    149
    76
    129
  • 16/12/17
    CHL 16Sft Cl1 G2Hd,74K
    11-0
    7/7 22l, My Tent Or Yours[66/1]11-0 bl,t
    Tom Scudamore
    150
    97
    140
  • 18/11/17
    CHL 25Sft Cl1 LisHdHc,17K
    11-12
    PU/9 Thomas Campbell[10/1]11-3 bl,t
    Tom Scudamore
    150
  • 09/11/17
    NBY 24GS Cl2 HdHc,10K
    11-10
    1/12 6l, Whataknight[7/1]11-7 bl,t
    Tom Scudamore
    140
    120
    150
1
Double TreasureC
A Coleman/J Snowden
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 1-1117
157 9/1, 10/1
11/1
SP
Soft ground against him when midfield here (2m4f, soft) when last seen in November, and has had wind op since; won his three other autumn starts (2m4f/2m5f, good/good to soft), including here when showing reserves of stamina, and this progressive 7yo is respected up in trip for in-form yard.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/11/17
    CHL 20Sft Cl1 G3ChHc,91K
    11-8
    7/17 23l, Splash Of Ginge[25/1]10-6 t
    Gavin Sheehan
    150
    124
    138
  • 28/10/17
    CHL 19Gd Cl2 NvCh,16K
    11-11
    1/6 3 3/4l, Two Taffs[9/1]11-11 t
    Gavin Sheehan
    137
    114
    155
  • 29/09/17
    WOR 20GS Cl3 ChHc,7K
    11-11
    1/9 8l, Marquis Of Carabas[7/1]11-12 t
    Gavin Sheehan
    128
    122
    141
  • 02/09/17
    NAB 20Gd Cl4 ChHc,7K
    11-12
    1/8 5l, Innocent Girl[5/1]11-5 t
    Aidan Coleman
    119
    102
    138
  • 08/04/17
    CHP 19Gd Cl4 ChHc,4K
    11-10
    1/8 19l, The Geegeez Geegee[12/1]10-12 t
    James Davies
    108
    107
    130
  • 20/03/17
    STH 15GS Cl4 ChHc,5K
    11-4
    5/5 25l, Ifandbutwhynot[6/1]11-11 t
    Nick Scholfield
    110
    70
    101
10
AlvaradoCBF
A Wedge/F O'Brien
Age: 13
Weight: 10-6
Spotlight Form: 6P4-32
158
Non runner
Non-runner
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/12/17
    DON 26Gd Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-12
    2/7 4 1/2l, Mister Don[5/2F]10-11
    Brian Hughes
    130
    107
    136
  • 24/10/17
    EXE 24GS Cl3 ChHc,9K
    11-12
    3/16 4 1/4l, Gingili[14/1]11-7
    Leighton Aspell
    130
    74
    133
  • 22/04/17
    AYR 31Gd Cl1 G3ChHc,122K
    10-7
    4/30 2 1/2l, Vicente[16/1]11-10
    Brian Hughes
    129
    124
    138
  • 16/03/17
    CHL 26Gd Cl2 ChHc,40K
    10-11
    PU/24 Domesday Book[33/1]11-4
    Mr Zac Baker
    133
  • 04/02/17
    MUS 32Gd Cl2 ChHc,25K
    10-13
    6/13 12l, Dancing Shadow[9/2F]10-9
    Paddy Brennan
    135
    4
    133
  • 03/12/16
    Ain 25GS Cl1 G3ChHc,79K
    10-2
    F/22 Vieux Lion Rouge[10/1]10-9
    Paul Moloney
    135
13
More Buck's
S Twiston-Davies/P Nicholls
Age: 8
Weight: 10-1
Spotlight Form: 4FP3-7
157 12/1
11/1
SP
Ended last season out of form and was well beaten in military riders' event at Sandown (3m, soft) on last month's belated reappearance; however, he showed up well for quite a long way and if improving for that run he's on a good mark on his form last season, with his best efforts coming on good.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/03/18
    SAN 24Sft Cl3 Ch,8K
    12-2
    7/11 17 1/2l, Baden[16/1]11-7 t
    LBdr Jody Sole
    129
    45
    121
  • 09/04/17
    MAR 21Gd Cl3 NvChHc,10K
    11-8
    3/3 40l, A Little Magic[7/4]11-0 t
    Sean Bowen
    133
    54
    114
  • 04/03/17
    NBY 19Sft Cl1 G3ChHc,28K
    10-8
    PU/9 Thomas Crapper[8/1]10-2 t
    Sean Bowen
    134
  • 28/01/17
    CHL 20Sft Cl2 NvChHc,16K
    11-0
    F/14 Royal Vacation[20/1]11-9 t
    Nick Scholfield
    134
  • 27/12/16
    KEM 24Gd Cl2 ChHc,25K
    11-4
    4/8 7l, Double Shuffle[11/4F]11-12 t
    Sean Bowen
    135
    109
    138
  • 02/12/16
    SAN 24Gd Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-12
    1/9 1/2l, Azure Fly[3/1F]11-0 t
    Mr William Biddick
    127
    95
    138
12
CoologueC
S Bowen/C Longsdon
Age: 9
Weight: 10-5
Spotlight Form: P3-PPP
160 20/1, 16/1
12/1
SP
Pulled up all three starts this season, including at Newbury last time following a wind op; has to prove he retains ability but the ground has been soft the last twice, and today's drying surface is a source of hope with last season's course win (3m1f) coming on good going; fully 11lb lower today.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/03/18
    NBY 25Sft Cl3 ChHc,13K
    11-5
    PU/8 Thomas Patrick[9/1]11-3 w
    Aidan Coleman
    133
  • 27/01/18
    DON 23Sft Cl1 LisChHc,46K
    10-6
    PU/13 Wakanda[16/1]11-0
    Jonathan Burke
    137
  • 28/10/17
    CHL 25Gd Cl2 ChHc,31K
    10-12
    PU/16 Cogry[6/1]10-5
    Richard Johnson
    140
  • 20/04/17
    CHL 26Gd Cl2 ChHc,13K
    11-9
    3/8 12 1/2l, Upswing[6/1]11-2
    Brian Hughes
    141
    44
    137
  • 14/03/17
    CHL 25GS Cl1 G3ChHc,60K
    11-1
    PU/23 Un Temps Pour Tout[50/1]11-12
    Brian Hughes
    144
  • 28/01/17
    DON 23Gd Cl1 LisChHc,46K
    11-5
    8/14 33l, Ziga Boy[12/1]10-11
    Brian Hughes
    145
    93
    129
2
Smooth StepperD
D Cook/Mrs S Smith
Age: 9
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 502161
154 10/1, 12/1
14/1
SP
Better than ever this season, posting career best when winning by 8l at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) 11 days ago; hard to dismiss given current form and he has run well on good/good to soft, but there is a question mark about whether he'll be quite as effective as last time now back on better ground.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/04/18
    KEL 26Hy Cl2 ChHc,31K
    10-12
    1/10 8l, Baywing[16/1]11-6
    Danny Cook
    138
    88
    148
  • 24/02/18
    NCS 32Hy Cl2 ChHc,50K
    11-1
    6/17 55l, Baywing[20/1]11-0
    Sean Quinlan
    138
    68
    107
  • 05/02/18
    NCS 23Sft Cl3 ChHc,7K
    11-4
    1/6 4 1/2l, Silver Tassie[2/1]11-0
    Danny Cook
    132
    117
    144
  • 18/11/17
    UTT 26GS Cl3 ChHc,6K
    11-11
    2/9 2l, Jennys Surprise[12/1]10-13
    Sean Quinlan
    129
    117
    141
  • 02/11/17
    SED 29Gd Cl2 ChHc,19K
    11-10
    11/13 35l, Audacious Plan[16/1]11-0
    Henry Brooke
    132
    88
    110
  • 18/10/17
    WET 24Gd Cl3 HdHc,6K
    11-6
    5/7 12l, Lough Salt[5/1]10-7
    Danny Cook
    127
    62
    120
11
ScotchtownBF
J Bargary/N Twiston-Davies
Age: 6
Weight: 10-5
Spotlight Form: -42542
160 14/1
16/1
SP
Dual hurdle winner (good/soft) who is 4lb lower than when a good second over fences in December (2m7f, heavy); trainer's horses can return to form from out of the blue but this fellow hasn't been at his best on his last three starts, and this a tough race in which to try and break his chasing duck.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 15/03/18
    TOW 24Hy Cl4 Ch,6K
    11-0
    2/3 2 1/4l, Cadeau Du Bresil[5/6F]11-0
    Tom Bellamy
    131
    33
    120
  • 29/01/18
    HER 25Sft Cl3 ChHc,14K
    11-12
    4/8 22l, Another Venture[5/1]11-2
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    133
    67
    121
  • 06/01/18
    CHP 23Hy Cl3 NvChHc,12K
    11-8
    5/6 11 1/2l, Another Venture[3/1]10-5
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    135
    58
    134
  • 09/12/17
    CHP 23Hy Cl3 NvChHc,6K
    11-5
    2/6 3 1/4l, Millanisi Boy[7/2]10-9
    Jamie Bargary
    133
    66
    140
  • 25/10/17
    WOR 23Gd Cl3 NvChHc,7K
    11-8
    4/9 31l, Remind Me Later[4/1]10-4
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    135
    98
    119
  • 11/02/17
    NBY 24Sft Cl2 HdHc,13K
    11-1
    7/8 30l, Tobefair[11/4]11-7
    Tom Humphries
    135
    57
    110
4
DelusionofgrandeurD
S W Quinlan/Mrs S Smith
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
Spotlight Form: 31353P
159 25/1
22/1
SP
Always in rear and pulled up before the 17th in Saturday's Grand National; apart from that, and when not staying 4m1f in February, he's enjoyed a consistent second season chasing on ground from good through to soft, and he's feasibly treated if Saturday didn't take too much out of him.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/04/18
    Ain 34Hy Cl1 G3ChHc,500K
    10-5
    PU/38 Tiger Roll[50/1]10-13
    Henry Brooke
    142
  • 31/03/18
    HAY 25Sft Cl2 ChHc,31K
    11-12
    3/10 12l, Potters Legend[10/1]11-0
    Danny Cook
    142
    64
    146
  • 03/02/18
    MUS 32Sft Cl2 ChHc,25K
    11-12
    5/12 54l, Full Jack[8/1]9-7
    Henry Brooke
    144
    96
  • 26/12/17
    WET 24Sft Cl1 G3ChHc,23K
    11-2
    3/8 1/2l, Get On The Yager[7/1]10-7
    Sean Quinlan
    142
    109
    148
  • 24/11/17
    CAT 25GS Cl3 ChHc,8K
    11-12
    1/9 4 1/2l, Thumb Stone Blues[6/4F]11-10
    Danny Cook
    134
    68
    146
  • 02/11/17
    SED 29Gd Cl2 ChHc,19K
    11-12
    3/13 3 1/4l, Audacious Plan[5/1]11-0
    Danny Cook
    134
    112
    142
5
Some Invitation
H Skelton/D Skelton
Age: 7
Weight: 11-0
Spotlight Form: 816-1P
153 16/1, 20/1
22/1
SP
Patchy profile during short career and pulled up in Grade 1 novice at Kempton last time out on Boxing Day; however, he's had a wind op since, his best form has come when fresh, and with his 3-6 record (including chase debut win) he has potential off this handicap debut mark; cheekpieces added.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 26/12/17
    KEM 24Sft Cl1 NvG1Ch,43K
    11-7
    PU/7 Black Corton[40/1]11-7 t
    Harry Skelton
  • 03/11/17
    WET 24GS Cl4 NvCh,4K
    11-4
    1/3 99l, Work Du Breteau[8/11F]11-4 t
    Harry Skelton
    16
    139
  • 21/04/17
    AYR 20GS Cl3 NvHd,6K
    11-10
    6/6 40l, Give Me A Copper[11/2]11-6 t
    Harry Skelton
    138
    61
    108
  • 25/03/17
    BAN 19GS Cl4 NvHd,3K
    11-7
    1/4 10l, Walt[100/30]11-0 t(1)
    Harry Skelton
    69
    139
  • 19/12/16
    HER 21Sft Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-4
    8/11 43l, Finian's Oscar[5/1]10-12
    Harry Skelton
    97
  • 12/11/16
    WET 19GS Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    1/7 1l, Monbeg Charmer[6/1]11-5
    Harry Skelton
    73
    122
8
Vic De Touzaine
W Hutchinson/Miss V Williams
Age: 9
Weight: 10-13
Spotlight Form: -1PPPP
156 33/1
40/1
SP
Won on reappearance at Carlisle (3m, soft) in October and stable form provides hope regarding a revival; however, he's been pulled up on his four starts since that victory and the handicapper has barely relented; lots to prove, including with regards to the drying ground.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/03/18
    CHL 25Hy Cl1 G3ChHc,63K
    10-10
    PU/18 Coo Star Sivola[40/1]10-10
    B J Cooper
    139
  • 01/02/18
    WCN 20Hy Cl3 ChHc,15K
    11-12
    PU/6 Grand Vision[12/1]11-8
    Aidan Coleman
    139
  • 23/12/17
    HAY 22Hy Cl2 ChHc,16K
    11-2
    PU/9 Captain Redbeard[11/1]10-12
    James Bowen
    139
  • 11/11/17
    WCN 25Sft Cl1 LisChHc,34K
    10-11
    PU/16 Present Man[7/1]10-9
    Wayne Hutchinson
    139
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