Monthly Archives: February 2012

77 remain in John Smith’s Grand National: next declaration stage March 20th


DARTNALL HOPING GILES CROSS GETS HIS GROUND AT AINTREE

 

Victor Dartnall is hoping for a wet spell as he prepares Giles Cross for the John Smith’s Grand National, run over four and a half miles and 30 fences at Aintree on Saturday, April 14. 

The 10-year-old features among 77 horses going forward for the £975,000 contest following the first scratchings deadline on February 28, details of which are announced today. 

The 10-year-old was last seen when winning the Betfred Grand National Trial at Haydock Park over three and a half miles on February 18, having previously finished a game second to Le Beau Bai in the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow on December 27. Giles Cross has been allotted 10st 1lb for the Aintree spectacular and, after his victory 11 days ago, is 6lb “well in” on handicap ratings. 

North Devon-based Dartnall said: “It all depends on the ground for Giles Cross. He will be in the Irish Grand National as well, but if it looked like it was going to come up soft at Aintree we would be very tempted. 

“Good to soft ground would probably be all right, though if we had a wet time we will definitely be there. 

“I was very pleased with his effort at Haydock, they (the handicappers) have given him a 6lb rise, but he is in the John Smith’s Grand National off his old mark which makes it even more tempting to run at Aintree. 

“He didn’t really have a hard race at Haydock because he did everything on the bridle, and Denis O’Regan gave him a very confident ride. 

“I think Giles Cross would be an ideal type for the John Smith’s Grand National. He jumps very well and like I said, if the ground came right for him, I would love really to go there.” 

Giles Cross is currently a 20/1 chance with Betfred, the official betting partner of the John Smith’s Grand National meeting. 

Last weekend featured a number of fancied John Smith’s Grand National contenders putting their credentials on the line, with the most impressive performance coming from Prince De Beauchene in the Grade Two Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. The nine-year-old won comfortably over the three miles, one furlong trip and is following a well trodden path after the Willie Mullins trained Hedgehunter to capture the Bobbyjo Chase and John Smith’s Grand National in the same season in 2005. As a result Prince De Beauchene is now 9/1 clear favourite with Betfred. 

The Fairyhouse feature also saw a pleasing return to the racecourse from Black Apalachi, who finished second to Don’t Push It in the 2010 John Smith’s Grand National, but he had not been seen on a racecourse since. However, the 13-year-old ran on well from the rear to take second, while stable companion Rare Bob faded to finish fifth and fellow John Smith’s Grand National hope Alfa Beat was pulled up before the last. 

In the Grade Three Racing Plus Chase over three miles at Kempton Park, Hector’s Choice qualified for Britain’s richest jump race by finishing second ahead of Hennessy runner-up Planet Of Sound. 

Ted Walsh, who won the John Smith’s Grand National in 2000 with Papillon, saddled Seabass to a sixth straight success under Rules on Sunday in the Grade Two Paddypower.com Chase at Naas over two miles. The nine-year-old is now 16/1 for Aintree glory with Betfred. 

Last season’s John Smith’s Grand National hero Ballabriggs will be seen for the first time since in the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster or the Premier Chase at Kelso this weekend, where he is likely to faceAccording To Pete and Abbreybraney who also hold John Smith’s Grand National ambitions. Long time ante-post favourite Junior has also been given an entry in the in the Grimthorpe Chase, but the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in just over a fortnight is also an option. 

At the first scratchings deadline all the leading contenders have stood their ground including top-weightSynchronised, Betfred Becher Chase victor West End Rocker, Sky Bet Chase winner Calgary Bay, and Nicky Henderson’s Burton Port, who returned from a long absence to finish a promising second to Long Run in the Grade Two Denman Chase at Newbury on February 17. 

The next scratchings deadline for the John Smith’s Grand National is on Tuesday, March 20.

 

The 2012 John Smith’s Grand National meeting runs from April 12 to 14 and showcases top-class racing on each day.

 

Tickets and hospitality packages are still available. Visit www.aintree.co.uk for more details or call 0844 579 3001.

 

John Smith’s Grand National – Betfred bet: 9/1 Prince De Beauchene, 14/1 Junior, 16/1 Ballabriggs, Burton Port, Seabass, Synchronised, West End Rocker, 20/1 Cappa Bleu, Chicago Grey, Giles Cross, Midnight Chase, Neptune Collonges, On His Own, Quel Esprit, Roberto Goldback, Treacle, 25/1 Apt Approach, Calgary Bay, Deep Purple, Hold On Julio, Massini’s Maguire, Planet Of Sound, Roulez Cool, Shakalakaboomboom, The Midnight Club, 33/1 According To Pete, Alfa Beat, Always Right, Always Waining, Backstage, Becauseicouldntsee, Hector’s Choice, Killyglen, Le Beau Bai, Niche Market, Organisedconfusion, Pearlysteps, Quantitatitveeasing, Quiscover Fontaine, State Of Play, Stewarts House, Sunnyhillboy, Viking Blond, Weird Al, 40/1 Arbor Supreme, Ballyvesey, Fair Along, Mon Mome, Postmaster, Rare Bob, Some Target, Tatenen, The Package, Uncle Junior, Vic Venturi, 50/1 Another Palm, Any Currency, Black Apalachi, Hello Bud, Midnight Haze, Northern Alliance, Our Island, Scotsirish, Shakervilz, Swing Bill, Tartak, Tharawaat, Wymott, 66/1 Crescent Island, In Compliance, Psycho, Saddlers Storm, Schindler’s Gold, 100/1 Abbeybraney, King Fontaine, Minella Theatre, Neptune Equester, Smoking Aces

 


THE 2012 JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL

Class 1, Grade 3, £975,000 total prize fund. 4.15pm, Aintree, Saturday, April 14, 2012, four miles and four furlongs. For seven-year-olds and upwards who, up to and including March 20, 2012, have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a chase of three miles or more and which are allotted a rating of 120 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 12, 2012. Horses who are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at closing may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including February 12 would merit a minimum rating of 120. To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 12, 2012. At the handicapper’s discretion, such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final. The British Horseracing Authority has modified Rule (F)42.2.1 for the purposes of this race, such that racecourse performances up to and including Sunday, February 12, may be taken into account. A novice horse shall only be qualified to run in this race if it has run a minimum of three times in chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France in accordance with Rule (F)42.5. Highest weight 11st 10lb – no penalties after publication of the weights. Entries closed January 31, entries revealed February 1 (82 entries), weights revealed February 14, first scratchings deadline February 28 (77 remain), second scratchings deadline March 20. Five-day confirmation stage April 9, final declaration stage 10.00am, April 12. Maximum field size of 40, plus four reserves. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, February 27.

 

Form  Horse    Age/Wgt Owner    Trainer

1) 13-P031 SYNCHRONISED (IRE) 9-11-10 J P McManus   Jonjo O’Neill

2) 11/1121- BALLABRIGGS (IRE)  11-11-09  Trevor Hemmings  Donald McCain

3) 115-F31 MIDNIGHT CHASE  10-11-08 Lady Clarke   Neil Mulholland

4) 1/10P-13 WEIRD AL (IRE)  9-11-08   Brannon, Dennis, Dick, Holden  Donald McCain

5) 11121/2-2 BURTON PORT (IRE)  8-11-07 Trevor Hemmings  Nicky Henderson

6) FF-B111 QUEL ESPRIT (FR)  8-11-07 Red Barn Syndicate  Willie Mullins IRE

7) 2F-0511 CALGARY BAY (IRE)  9-11-06 Camilla Radford  Henrietta Knight

8) 106-P422 NEPTUNE COLLONGES (FR) 11-11-06 John Hales   Paul Nicholls

9) F-6041UP ALFA BEAT (IRE)  8-11-05 Irvin Naylor   John Hanlon IRE

10) F01/35-23 PLANET OF SOUND  10-11-05 Charles Lloyd-Baker  Philip Hobbs

 

11) 1U30432 ROBERTO GOLDBACK (IRE) 10-11-04 Seamus Dunne   Dessie Hughes IRE

12) 51U/022/2 BLACK APALACHI (IRE) 13-11-03 Teresa Burke   Dessie Hughes IRE

13) 6/3U34-1F DEEP PURPLE  11-11-03  Paul Green   Evan Williams

14) 131/321-0 JUNIOR   9-11-02 Middleham Park Racing LI David Pipe

15) 112-021 QUANTITATIVEEASING (IRE) 7-11-02 J P McManus   Nicky Henderson

16) 3631441 SCOTSIRISH (IRE)  11-11-02 Double R Stables Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE

17) 04-5060 TARTAK (FR)   9-11-02 Power Panels Electrical Systems Ltd Tim Vaughan

18) 2-FU1113 APT APPROACH (IRE)  9-11-01 Greenstar Syndicate  Willie Mullins IRE

19) 0F2224U PSYCHO (IRE)   11-11-00 McClure Family Syndicate Tony Martin IRE

20) 10-U3032 CHICAGO GREY (IRE)  9-10-13 John Earls   Gordon Elliott IRE

 

21) 3100-015 TATENEN (FR)  8-10-13 The Stewart Family  Richard Rowe

22) 22-3011 ACCORDING TO PETE 11-10-12 Peter Nelson   Malcolm Jefferson

23) F11/-1111 SEABASS (IRE)  9-10-12 Gunners Syndicate  Ted Walsh IRE

24) 000-112 SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM (IRE) 8-10-12 Liam Breslin   Nicky Henderson

25) 11PB-P1 WEST END ROCKER (IRE) 10-10-12 Barry Winfield & Tim Leadbeater Alan King

26) 1P-13232 HECTOR’S CHOICE (FR) 8-10-11 James and Jean Potter  Richard Lee

27) 235/3/1-P1 MASSINI’S MAGUIRE (IRE) 11-10-11 Alan Peterson   David Pipe

28) 14P1-B1 ON HIS OWN (IRE)  8-10-11 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE

29) 2113-1PP ALWAYS RIGHT (IRE)  10-10-10 John Wade   John Wade

30) 3F2P/-133 CAPPA BLEU (IRE)  10-10-10 William & Angela Rucker Evan Williams

 

31) 5U-P20PP CRESCENT ISLAND (IRE) 9-10-09 Sarah Bays Jill Scott Sarah MacEchern Nigel Twiston-Davies

32) PU-34505 RARE BOB (IRE)  10-10-09 D A Syndicate   Dessie Hughes IRE

33) 63F/-52PP MON MOME (FR)  12-10-08 Vida Bingham   Venetia Williams

34) 12-133F ORGANISEDCONFUSION (IRE) 7-10-08 Grace Dunlop   Arthur Moore IRE

35) 3/216-B43 THE MIDNIGHT CLUB (IRE) 11-10-08 Susannah Ricci   Willie Mullins IRE

36) P/P-51423 TREACLE (IRE)  11-10-08 Bjorn Nielsen   Tom Taaffe IRE

37) 0P2F-60 ARBOR SUPREME (IRE) 10-10-07 J P McManus   Jonjo O’Neill

38) PP//1-11 HOLD ON JULIO (IRE)  9-10-07 Mr & Mrs F Bell, N Farrell, A Marsh Alan King

39) 2130-F2P PEARLYSTEPS  9-10-06 The Glazeley Partnership Henry Daly

40) U5351-51 PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE (FR) 9-10-06 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE

 

41) F505-02 NICHE MARKET (IRE)  11-10-05 Graham Regan   Paul Nicholls

42) //U1/2B/1- ROULEZ COOL  9-10-05 Robert Waley-Cohen  Robert Waley-Cohen

43) P0-5121 STEWARTS HOUSE (IRE) 10-10-05 Double Trouble Partnership Tim Vaughan

44) 03F-30P0 SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE)  9-10-05 J P McManus   Jonjo O’Neill

45) 140310 UNCLE JUNIOR (IRE)  11-10-05 Mrs M McMahon  Willie Mullins IRE

46) 4-U2634 FAIR ALONG (GER)  10-10-04 Alan Peterson   Philip Hobbs

47) F-03034 KILLYGLEN (IRE)  10-10-04 David McCammon  Stuart Crawford IRE

48) 2F-4010 QUISCOVER FONTAINE (FR) 8-10-04 J P McManus   Willie Mullins IRE

49) 4-P13000 THARAWAAT (IRE)  7-10-04 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

50) 041-044 ALWAYS WAINING (IRE) 11-10-03 Mr & Mrs Peter Douglas Peter Bowen

 

51) 42F-63F2 BECAUSEICOULDNTSEE (IRE) 9-10-03 Noel Glynn   Noel Glynn IRE

52) P-0P0113 LE BEAU BAI (FR)  9-10-03 Glass Half Full   Richard Lee

53) 144/P3/4- STATE OF PLAY  12-10-03 William & Angela Rucker Evan Williams

54) 2313P2 SWING BILL (FR)  11-10-03 David Johnson   David Pipe

55) FP-2661 POSTMASTER   10-10-02 The Bill & Ben Partnership Tim Vaughan

56) 30/-003P SHAKERVILZ (FR)  9-10-02 Jackie Mullins   Willie Mullins IRE

57) 312U5/5- THE PACKAGE  9-10-02 David Johnson   David Pipe

58) 1P-6P60 WYMOTT (IRE)  8-10-02 Trevor Hemmings  Donald McCain

59) P/5000-P BACKSTAGE (FR)  10-10-01 MPR & Capranny Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE

60) 3/P22-121 GILES CROSS (IRE)  10-10-01 KCMS Partnership  Victor Dartnall

 

61) PP-5U65 HELLO BUD (IRE)  14-10-00 Seamus Murphy  Nigel Twiston-Davies

62) 431U0-P IN COMPLIANCE (IRE) 12-10-00 Dessie Hughes   Dessie Hughes IRE

63) 21/10P-1 MIDNIGHT HAZE  10-10-00 Kim Bailey Racing Partnership Kim Bailey

64) 0044B-20 VIC VENTURI (IRE)  12-10-00 Seamus Dunne   Dessie Hughes IRE

65) 00-143P5 VIKING BLOND (FR)  7-10-00 Caroline Mould   Nigel Twiston-Davies

66) PP24U64 SOME TARGET (IRE)  8-9-10  Captain Conflict Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE

67) 0-31504 NEPTUNE EQUESTER  9-9-09  Koo’s Racing Club  Brian Ellison

68) 32-3P40 ANY CURRENCY (IRE) 9-9-08  Cash Is King   Martin Keighley

69) 0-420265 OUR ISLAND (IRE)  7-9-07  David Fox   Tim Vaughan

70) 11PPP0 SCHINDLER’S GOLD (IRE) 10-9-07 Dr Richard & Laura Newland Dr Richard Newland

 

71) 31P/-FP3 ABBEYBRANEY (IRE)  11-9-05  Sue Johnson   George Bewley

72) 660-P42 SADDLERS STORM (IRE) 10-9-05 R T & J McLoughlin/Billy Moffett Tony Martin IRE

73) 05-34106 SMOKING ACES (IRE)  8-9-05  J P McManus   Tom Taaffe IRE

74) 50-PP0FF KING FONTAINE (IRE)  9-9-04  Trevor Hemmings  Malcolm Jefferson

74) 6-12026 ANOTHER PALM (IRE) 7-9-03  M J M Racing Syndicate Noel Meade IRE

76) 12-20P30 BALLYVESEY (IRE)  7-9-02  Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar Peter Bowen

77) 0P3-5U20 MINELLA THEATRE (IRE) 9-9-00  Middleham Park Racing XXIV & Dan Gilbert Lawney Hill

 

77 entries remain after February 28 scratchings deadline

28 Irish-trained

 

THE FOLLOWING FIVE ENTRIES HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT: BLAZING TEMPO (IRE), LITTLE JOSH (IRE), COOLDINE (IRE), NORTHERN ALLIANCE (IRE), QHILIMAR (FR)

Full weights for all festival handicaps & horse by horse index

WEIGHTS ANNOUNCED FOR FESTIVAL HANDICAPS

There are just 13 days to go until The Festival gets underway at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 13, and
excitement will build following today’s announcement of the weights for the 11 handicaps staged at the four-day meeting.
The Festival’s opens with Champion Day on Tuesday, March 13, which includes the JLT Specialty Handicap
Chase in which antepost favourite Hold On Julio has been allotted 10st 11lb. Market leader Scotsirish has 11st 9lb in
the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Handicap Steeple Chase on the same day, 3lb behind his Willie Mullins-trained stablemate
and top-weight Uncle Junior.

This season’s most-improved handicapper Hunt Ball, whose latest success came at Kempton on Saturday, has
been given topweight of 12 stone in the Pulteney Land Investments Novices’ Handicap Chase.
Highlights on Wednesday, March 14, Ladies Day, include the ultra-competitive Coral Cup, in which King Of The
Night, Restless Harry and Smad Place share top-weight of 11st 12lb.
The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle is headed on 11st 10lb by Baby Mix, who is expected to miss the
race and instead head for the Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle. The well-backed antepost favourite Vendor has been
given a weight of 10st 4lb.

The gutsy Restless Harry heads the Pertemps Final on the third day of The Festival, St Patrick’s Thursday, on
11st 12lb, while Hunt Ball has a weight of 10st 8lb in the same day’s Byrne Group Plate.
Amateur riders get a chance to shine in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase in which the J P McManusowned
Arbor Supreme, who has joined Jonjo O’Neill this season, has top-weight of 11st 12lb.
On Friday, March 16, Gold Cup Day, the Paul Nicholls-trained five-year-old Brampour is 6lb clear of his nearest
rival with a top-weight of 11st 12lb in the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle.
A victory at Fontwell on Sunday since his original entry in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
has seen the Colin Tizzard-trained Third Intention given 12st 6lb to carry.
The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase, which brings the curtain down on The Festival, is headed
on 11st 12lb by French Opera, trained by Nicky Henderson, whose father is commemorated in the race title.

The top-weights are as follows:
Race (maximum number of runners) Horse Age/Wgt Trainer
JLT Specialty Handicap Chase (24) BALLABRIGGS 11-11-12 Donald McCain
THE GIANT BOLSTER 7-11-12 David Bridgwater
Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase (16) UNCLE JUNIOR 11-11-12 Willie Mullins IRE
Pulteney Land Investments Novices’ Hcp Chs (20) HUNT BALL 7-12-00 Keiran Burke
Coral Cup (28) KING OF THE NIGHT 8-11-12 Paul Nicholls
RESTLESS HARRY 8-11-12 Robin Dickin
SMAD PLACE 5-11-12 Alan King
Fred Winter Juvenile Hcp Hdl (24) BABY MIX 4-11-10 Tom George
Pertemps Final (24) RESTLESS HARRY 8-11-12 Robin Dickin
Byrne Group Plate (24) THE GIANT BOLSTER 7-11-12 David Bridgwater
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase (24) ARBOR SUPREME 10-11-12 Jonjo O’Neill
Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hdl (28) BRAMPOUR 5-11-12 Paul Nicholls
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Hcp Hdl (24) THIRD INTENTION 5-12-06 Colin Tizzard
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Hcp Chs (24) FRENCH OPERA 9-11-12 Nicky Henderson

JLT SPECIALTY HANDICAP CHASE
Class 1, Grade 3 Race, £75,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 2.40pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, three miles and half
a furlong. For five-year-olds & upwards. Penalties: after February 26, 2012, a winner of a chase 5lb. No penalty to
increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb. Entries closed February 21 (84 entries), entries released February 23,
weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 7, final declaration stage 10.00am, March 12. Form
figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not
include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
4U0214 THE GIANT BOLSTER 7-11-12 Simon Hunt David Bridgwater
11/1121- BALLABRIGGS (IRE) 11-11-12 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain
U30432 ROBERTO GOLDBACK (IRE) 10-11-08 J P Dunne Dessie Hughes IRE
112-021 QUANTITATIVEEASING (IRE) 7-11-07 J P McManus Nicky Henderson
35/3/1-P1 MASSINI’S MAGUIRE (IRE) 11-11-06 Alan Peterson David Pipe
31/321-0 JUNIOR 9-11-05 Middleham Park Racing LI David Pipe
15-2514 TIME FOR RUPERT (IRE) 8-11-05 Littlecote Racing Partnership Paul Webber
11/-1111 SEABASS (IRE) 9-11-03 Gunners Syndicate Ted Walsh IRE
200-134 WALKON (FR) 7-11-03 McNeill Family Alan King
22-3151 CANNINGTON BROOK (IRE) 8-11-02 Sara Biggins & Celia Djivanovic Colin Tizzard
1//(2)P1-56 NOLAND 11-11-00 John Hales Paul Nicholls
116F-1R MASTER OF THE HALL (IRE) 8-11-00 Martin Landau & Jonathan Duffy Nicky Henderson
F2P/-133 CAPPA BLEU (IRE) 10-10-13 William & Angela Rucker Evan Williams
P-13232 HECTOR’S CHOICE (FR) 8-10-13 James and Jean Potter Richard Lee
5-02632 KNOCKARA BEAU (IRE) 9-10-13 W F Trueman George Charlton
PP//1-11 HOLD ON JULIO (IRE) 9-10-11 Mr & Mrs F Bell, N Farrell, A Marsh Alan King
3F/-52PP MON MOME (FR) 12-10-11 Vida Bingham Venetia Williams
003134 CONSIGLIERE (FR) 9-10-11 E A P Scouller David Pipe
5/1PP-21 ZARRAFAKT (IRE) 8-10-11 G P MacIntosh Emma Lavelle
531113 OUR MICK 6-10-10 K Benson & Mrs E Benson Donald McCain
0P2F-60 ARBOR SUPREME (IRE) 10-10-10 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
124-004 MAGNANIMITY (IRE) 8-10-10 Gigginstown House Stud Dessie Hughes IRE
661-B03 MATUHI 9-10-10 Willsford Racing Incorporated David Pipe
U6P-15F EXMOOR RANGER (IRE) 10-10-09 The Rangers Partnership Victor Dartnall
3P-1254 CHANCE DU ROY (FR) 8-10-09 Miss I D Du Pre Philip Hobbs
5F04U2 TULLAMORE DEW (IRE) 10-10-09 Give Every Man His Due Nick Gifford
11-P3U0 DIVERS (FR) 8-10-08 Let’s Live Racing Ferdy Murphy
24/0P-50 CRACK AWAY JACK 8-10-08 GDM Partnership Paul Nicholls
52P-12P MOSSLEY (IRE) 6-10-08 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
1201P0 OSTLAND (GER) 7-10-07 Richard & Susan Perkins Charlie Longsdon
P13000 THARAWAAT (IRE) 7-10-07 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
130-F2P PEARLYSTEPS 9-10-07 The Glazeley Partnership Henry Daly
2F-63F2 BECAUSEICOULDNTSEE (IRE) 9-10-06 Noel Glynn Noel Glynn IRE
2313P2 SWING BILL (FR) 11-10-06 David Johnson David Pipe
21-6213 FRUITY O’ROONEY 9-10-06 Heart of the South Racing Gary Moore
134-311 PENNY MAX (IRE) 6-10-05 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-Penny Max Emma Lavelle
4-U2634 FAIR ALONG (GER) 10-10-05 Alan Peterson Philip Hobbs
1P-6P60 WYMOTT (IRE) 8-10-05 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain
312U5/5- THE PACKAGE 9-10-05 David Johnson David Pipe
0-15PP3 BILLIE MAGERN 8-10-05 Roger Nicholls Nigel Twiston-Davies
30/-003P SHAKERVILZ (FR) 9-10-05 Jackie Mullins Willie Mullins IRE
445451 LEANNE (IRE) 10-10-05 Mrs W Harney Bill Harney IRE
10-5356 AIGLE D’OR 9-10-04 J P McManus Nicky Henderson
2-1FP0P SARANDO 7-10-04 Eight Men & A Hoss Paul Webber
1P0/-122 LIE FORRIT (IRE) 8-10-04 J W McNeill, C McNeill & Ms L Gillies Willie Amos
2-51051 LION NA BEARNAI (IRE) 10-10-04 The Lock Syndicate Tom Gibney IRE
222121 BLENHEIM BROOK (IRE) 7-10-04 The County Set Three Lucinda Russell
13-F406 ROYAL CHARM (FR) 7-10-04 Angela & Bill Tincknell Paul Nicholls
20112/-0 SALUT FLO (FR) 7-10-03 Allan Stennett David Pipe
5-000(0)1 ON BORROWED WINGS (IRE) 9-10-03 Andrew Wates David Arbuthnot
1FP-551 MOSTLY BOB (IRE) 9-10-02 Favourites Racing XXVI Philip Hobbs
1432P0 BENBANE HEAD (USA) 8-10-02 Louise Jones Martin Keighley
162-P35 MOUNT OSCAR (IRE) 13-10-01 Jean Bishop Colin Tizzard
24-11P LOOSE PREFORMER (IRE) 6-10-01 Kerr-Dineen, Lloyd Webber & Nielsen Nicky Henderson
12-2211 MIC’S DELIGHT (IRE) 8-10-01 The Higos Hopefuls Victor Dartnall
P64115 QIANSHAN LEADER (IRE) 8-10-00 The Pick ‘N’ Mix Partnership Emma Lavelle
023P0(1) THE HOLLINWELL 9-10-00 Mr and Mrs Neil Iveson Ferdy Murphy
10/1P/1-4 SUMMERY JUSTICE (IRE) 8-10-00 Mrs H Brown Venetia Williams
6-0301U CHARINGWORTH (IRE) 9-9-13 Simon Roberts & A & S Enterprises Ferdy Murphy
2-2F11F BAILE ANRAI (IRE) 8-9-13 Massive Ian Williams
20-5211 BRACKLOON HIGH (IRE) 7-9-12 T Conway,Mrs Conway, T G Warren Noel Chance
35P/621- FISHER BRIDGE (IRE) 9-9-12 Robert Watson Noel Meade IRE
5-F13P3 GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN (IRE) 7-9-12 Brocade Racing Colin Tizzard
P24U64 SOME TARGET (IRE) 8-9-11 Captain Conflict Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
3-PU622 TULLINTAIN (IRE) 9-9-11 Mary Tyner Robert Tyner IRE
0/044-P2 OGEE 9-9-10 Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Renee Robeson
42/P20-P AIMIGAYLE 9-9-09 Pete Mercer Suzy Smith
PU5-54P MAJOR MALARKEY (IRE) 9-9-09 Baker Dodd & Cooke Nigel Twiston-Davies
12-3145 FIVE STAR WILSHAM (IRE) 8-9-08 Mr & Mrs Richard Organ Jeremy Scott
3P-PF05 ALFIE SHERRIN 9-9-08 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
22-1345 BOTTMAN (IRE) 7-9-07 The Oxymorons Tim Vaughan
PU336F RIGUEZ DANCER 8-9-07 Let’s Live Racing Ferdy Murphy
631160 PROPHETE DE GUYE (FR) 9-9-06 Elegant Clutter Ltd James Evans
1-PP135 THE HARD HAT (IRE) 8-9-05 Shane Harrington Colm Murphy IRE
221123 DEFINITE DAWN (IRE) 8-9-05 Robert Kirkland Tim Vaughan
5/-P4133 PENTIFFIC (NZ) 9-9-04 P Sinn, P Lawrence, L Sutcliffe, M Smith Venetia Williams
5F15PF- MARESCSOU (FR) 7-9-03 Marescsou Partnership Venetia Williams
00-P5PP DEN OF INIQUITY 11-9-03 Malcolm Denmark Ferdy Murphy
0-412PP FREE WORLD (IRE) 10-9-03 Malcolm Denmark Warren Greatrex
4-21144 RUNSHAN (IRE) 12-9-01 Terry & Sarah Amos David Bridgwater
22-F113 BAREL OF LAUGHS (IRE) 6-9-00 Louise Jones/Mrs Peter Andrews Jim Culloty IRE
2-20P30 BALLYVESEY (IRE) 7-8-12 Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar Peter Bowen
101216 DONT TELL SAILOR (IRE) 6-8-10 P and Mrs G A Clarke Jennie Candlish
F-03PP(6) LE BURF (FR) 11-8-05 M Burford Giles Smyly
84 entries
13 Irish-trained

THE GLENFARCLAS CROSS COUNTRY HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE
(A CROSS COUNTRY STEEPLE CHASE)
Class 2, £40,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 4.00pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, three miles and seven furlongs. For five-year-olds
& upwards. Penalties: after February 26, 2012, a winner of a steeple chase 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st
12lb. Entries closed February 21 (41 entries), entries released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage
March 7, final declaration stage 10am, March 12. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing
of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
140310 UNCLE JUNIOR (IRE) 11-11-12 Mrs M McMahon Willie Mullins IRE
631441 SCOTSIRISH (IRE) 11-11-09 Double R Stables Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
12-5212 GARDE CHAMPETRE (FR) 13-11-08 J P McManus Enda Bolger IRE
301-F03 SIZING AUSTRALIA (IRE) 10-11-01 Ann & Alan Potts Partnership Henry de Bromhead IRE
3215U2 HALLEY (FR) 5-11-00 PJL Racing & Tom George Tom George
5P-2304 COOLDINE (IRE) 10-11-00 Jackie Mullins Willie Mullins IRE
2-00500 DANCING TORNADO (IRE) 11-10-13 J P McManus Michael Hourigan IRE
P-15P0F BALTHAZAR KING (IRE) 8-10-09 The Brushmakers Philip Hobbs
30/-003P SHAKERVILZ (FR) 9-10-09 Jackie Mullins Willie Mullins IRE
540B40 A NEW STORY (IRE) 14-10-09 Storey’s Over Syndicate Michael Hourigan IRE
P/5000-P BACKSTAGE (FR) 10-10-08 MPR & Capranny Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE
346510 DOUBLE DIZZY 11-10-08 Martyn Forrester Bob Buckler
122B0-r NEDZER’S RETURN (IRE) 10-10-07 Barstool Prophets Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE
21/10P-1 MIDNIGHT HAZE 10-10-07 Kim Bailey Racing Partnership Kim Bailey
60-13P1 FORTIFICATION (USA) 9-10-06 Christopher Rudd Keiran Burke
043255 QUEZAC DE LA ROQUE (FR) 8-10-06 G Laroche Francois-Marie Cottin FR
104500 ANOTHER JEWEL (IRE) 10-10-05 Frank Magee/Catherine Murphy Denis Murphy IRE
344664 JACKS ISLAND (IRE) 9-10-05 Butlersgrange Racing Syndicate Joe Kenny IRE
04-151P MALJIMAR (IRE) 12-10-05 Jane Williams Nick Williams
0-2P33P TALLY EM UP (IRE) 9-10-05 Niamh Deegan/Ashleigh Gault-Murphy Philip Rothwell IRE
P/PP0-00 DREAM ALLIANCE 11-10-04 The Alliance Partnership John Flint
6P-052P FREDO (IRE) 8-10-02 Jacky Allen Ian Williams
P24U64 SOME TARGET (IRE) 8-10-01 Captain Conflict Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
32-3P40 ANY CURRENCY (IRE) 9-10-01 Cash Is King Martin Keighley
20/-P26P WEDGER PARDY (IRE) 11-10-01 Lord Leigh Kim Bailey
60-4P10 GONE TO LUNCH (IRE) 12-10-00 G T Lever Jeremy Scott
660-P42 SADDLERS STORM (IRE) 10-9-12 R T & J McLoughlin, Bill Moffett Tony Martin IRE
2P-2UP6 BALLYFITZ 12-9-11 Fred & Wayne Mills Nigel Twiston-Davies
6-65405 DE DANU (IRE) 9-9-11 George Brennan Joseph Fox IRE
002550 CHAMIREY (FR) 9-9-11 Donald McCain Donald McCain
0-4P344 ARABELLA BOY (IRE) 7-9-10 Andrew Berry Enda Bolger IRE
1P13U0- STRONGPOINT (IRE) 8-9-08 M Deren Pat Griffin IRE
444423 CAPTAIN AMERICO (IRE) 10-9-08 Martin Tedham James Ewart
P00/0-3U HEADS ONTHE GROUND (IRE) 15-9-07 J P McManus Enda Bolger IRE
24/1P-14 OUTLAW PETE (IRE) 8-9-06 J P McManus John Halley IRE
0PP-233 WOLF MOON (IRE) 9-9-05 Louise Jones Martin Keighley
P0FPR6 GLENSTAL ABBEY (IRE) 8-9-04 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
500320 ASKMEROE (IRE) 9-9-02 Adrian Shiels & Niall Reilly Tony Martin IRE
P1014P SOMATIC (IRE) 8-9-00 Mrs M Martin Tony Martin IRE
155/000- DOCTOR PAT (IRE) 8-8-13 J P McManus Enda Bolger IRE
F-0P06P WELLFORTH (IRE) 8-8-08 Mrs N B Watts Paul Gilligan IRE
41 entries
24 Irish-trained
1 French-trained

THE PULTENEY LAND INVESTMENTS NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE
Class 1, Listed Race, £50,000 Total Prize Fund Cheltenham, 5.15pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, two miles and four and a half furlongs. For novice
five-year-olds and upwards rated 0-140. Penalties: after February 26, a winner of a chase 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb.
Entries closed February 21 (73 entries), entries released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 7, final
declaration stage 10.00am, March 12. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012.
May not include some overseas form

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
112111 HUNT BALL (IRE) 7-12-00 Anthony Knott Keiran Burke
02524U SAINT ARE (FR) 6-11-12 David Fox Tim Vaughan
213641 DONNAS PALM (IRE) 8-11-12 Grand Alliance Racing Club Noel Meade IRE
01113P THE PANAMA KID (IRE) 8-11-12 Mr & Mrs J M Davenport Malcolm Jefferson
661F52 RAPTOR (FR) 7-11-12 Aiden Devaney Willie Mullins IRE
5/12/-411 GOING WRONG 9-11-11 Universal Recycling Company Ferdy Murphy
3-14142 SHOT FROM THE HIP (GER) 8-11-10 J P McManus Edward O’Grady IRE
02U205 BATTLE GROUP 7-11-10 Jolly Boys Outing David Pipe
462-121 BLESS THE WINGS (IRE) 7-11-10 Mrs Lesley Field Alan King
0111U1 ALASI 8-11-10 Shully Liebermann Paul Webber
151312 FALCON ISLAND 7-11-10 The Butterwick Syndicate Colin Tizzard
1-3P111 QUINCY DES PICTONS (FR) 8-11-09 BPD Ltd Alan Jones
3-43141 OWEN GLENDOWER (IRE) 7-11-09 The Ten From Seven Nicky Henderson
113U43 LANCETTO (FR) 7-11-09 R J Gambarini Evan Williams
122326 NEAREST THE PIN (IRE) 7-11-08 Sox Syndicate Tony Martin IRE
142122 SLIEVEARDAGH (IRE) 8-11-08 Simon Davis Edward O’Grady IRE
01-3F22 FAR AWAY SO CLOSE (IRE) 7-11-07 Gigginstown House Stud Paul Nolan IRE
454111 TRIOLO D’ALENE (FR) 5-11-07 Mr & Mrs Sandy Orr Nicky Henderson
120-4U3 WHITE STAR LINE (IRE) 8-11-07 Patsy Byrne Dessie Hughes IRE
032300 MAD MOOSE (IRE) 8-11-07 Middleham Park Racing XXXV & Partner Nigel Twiston-Davies
12-2211 MIC’S DELIGHT (IRE) 8-11-07 The Higos Hopefuls Victor Dartnall
121-214 CHARMINSTER (IRE) 6-11-07 Tim Leslie Donald McCain
001362 ROALCO DE FARGES (FR) 7-11-06 The Brushmakers Philip Hobbs
32F213 GATES OF ROME (IRE) 8-11-06 Gigginstown House Stud Colm Murphy IRE
0-P2332 ACKERTAC (IRE) 7-11-06 Mark Aspey & Steve Catton Nigel Twiston-Davies
110-121 CUCUMBER RUN (IRE) 7-11-04 The Goblyns Nicky Henderson
5U2340 VINO GRIEGO (FR) 7-11-04 Clive Stedman Gary Moore
0-12251 THAT’LL DO 7-11-04 Paul Barber, Mark & Tessa Woodhouse Paul Nicholls
3PP-212 CRIQTONIC (FR) 5-11-04 Axom XXXIII Paul Nicholls
5-F13P3 GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN (IRE) 7-11-04 Brocade Racing Colin Tizzard
1/2-01 SIR DU BEARN (FR) 6-11-04 Potensis Limited Paul Nicholls
20-5211 BRACKLOON HIGH (IRE) 7-11-04 T Conway, Mrs Conway, T G Warren Noel Chance
50//-6221 WEBBERYS DREAM 9-11-04 George Searle Jeremy Scott
31-0321 HARPSY CORD (IRE) 6-11-04 Alan & Ann Potts Partnership Jim Dreaper IRE
0-F11P2 EDUCATED EVANS (IRE) 7-11-04 Caroline Beresford-Wylie Nigel Twiston-Davies
231-1PP SKINT 6-11-03 Favourites Racing XX Nicky Henderson
016P54 WESTMEATH 7-11-03 Gigginstown House Stud Paul Nolan IRE
11PPP0 SCHINDLER’S GOLD (IRE) 10-11-02 Dr Richard & Laura Newland Dr Richard Newland
5-04330 DANTES KING (IRE) 7-11-01 C Jones Gordon Elliott IRE
U03-P12 CARRICKBOY (IRE) 8-11-00 Trevor Hemmings Venetia Williams
22U322 THE COCKNEY MACKEM (IRE) 6-11-00 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies
421513 EL LOBO (FR) 5-10-13 James and Jean Potter David Pipe
22-1345 BOTTMAN (IRE) 7-10-13 The Oxymorons Tim Vaughan
01UU10 MADE IN TIME (IRE) 7-10-13 J P McManus Rebecca Curtis
6-13233 AIKMAN (IRE) 8-10-13 J D Gordon James Ewart
024303 LIFE OF A LUSO (IRE) 8-10-11 Mareildar Racing Part 1 Paul Henderson
021304 LAST TIME D’ALBAIN (FR) 8-10-11 Fontstown Syndicate Liam Cusack IRE
52-3111 TIME OUT (IRE) 9-10-11 W H Whitley James Ewart
3304(3)2 MEGASTAR 7-10-11 Hinds Waddingham Arthur Herbert Gary Moore
510-FP4 TIGER O’TOOLE (IRE) 7-10-11 Ms S Howell Evan Williams
031161 NICEONEFRANKIE 6-10-10 The Gambling Cousins Venetia Williams
5/-P4133 PENTIFFIC (NZ) 9-10-10 P Sinn, P Lawrence, L Sutcliffe, M Smith Venetia Williams
4216F0 TEMPLE LORD (FR) 6-10-10 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
6-F2434 U B CAREFULL 9-10-09 Sirrell Griffiths Sirrell Griffiths
P-41254 TIPTOEAWAY (IRE) 7-10-08 Trevor Hemmings Tim Easterby
F-11023 DEGAS ART (IRE) 9-10-08 Barber Bruce Fleming Levein Russell Lucinda Russell
22-F113 BAREL OF LAUGHS (IRE) 6-10-06 Louise Jones/Mrs Peter Andrews Jim Culloty IRE
010510 GOLAN GUY (IRE) 7-10-06 Alison Batchelor Alison Batchelor
344113 ARCTIC BEN (IRE) 8-10-04 Alex Timpson Henry Daly
54503P GREY SOLDIER (IRE) 7-10-03 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
101216 DONT TELL SAILOR (IRE) 6-10-02 P and Mrs G A Clarke Jennie Candlish
33123(3) MILGEN BAY 6-10-01 Roger Waters Oliver Sherwood
22/-P325 UNFORGETTABLE (IRE) 9-10-00 John Rogers Robin Dickin
441F23 BALLYOLIVER 8-9-13 Richard Britten-Long Venetia Williams
436305 IMPERIAL SHABRA (IRE) 8-9-12 Rita Shah Oliver Brady IRE
032233 FORTY FIVE (IRE) 10-9-09 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
454-P05 CITY THEATRE (IRE) 8-9-06 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
67 entries remain
14 Irish-trained
THE FOLLOWING HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED:
HOPEFUL START (IRE), TRENCHANT
THE FOLLOWING HORSES HAVE BEEN EXPUNGED:
COLBERT STATION (IRE), GIFT OF DGAB (IRE), MINELLA CLASS (IRE)
THE FOLLOWING HORSE IS NOT QUALIFIED:
VALID POINT (IRE)

THE CORAL CUP (HANDICAP HURDLE)
Class 1, Grade 3, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 4.00pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, two miles and five furlongs. For fouryear-
olds and upwards. Penalties: after February 26, 2012, a winner of a hurdle race 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight
above 11st 12lb. Entries closed February 21 (148 entries), entries released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day
confirmation stage March 8, final declaration stage 10am, March 13. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and
including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
132341 RESTLESS HARRY 8-11-12 Richard Whitehead Robin Dickin
1310-12 SMAD PLACE (FR) 5-11-12 Mrs Peter Andrews Alan King
1F0-114 KING OF THE NIGHT (GER) 8-11-12 Mr & Mrs G Calder Paul Nicholls
02P-522 GET ME OUT OF HERE (IRE) 8-11-10 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
0214-35 CARLITO BRIGANTE (IRE) 6-11-10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
1-60201 THIRD INTENTION (IRE) 5-11-08 Robert and Sarah Tizzard Colin Tizzard
3U-1123 FEATHERBED LANE (IRE) 7-11-05 Terry Warner Philip Hobbs
1-65410 FINAL APPROACH 6-11-04 Douglas Taylor Willie Mullins IRE
10-0144 SWEET MY LORD (FR) 6-11-03 Aiden Devaney Willie Mullins IRE
11/650-P SOLDATINO (FR) 6-11-03 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
0-25036 MARSH WARBLER 5-11-03 Dan Gilbert & Kristian Strangeway Brian Ellison
122-1 OUR FATHER (IRE) 6-11-03 The Ives & Johnson Families David Pipe
1-2F55P RUSSIAN WAR (IRE) 9-11-02 T D Howley Jnr Gordon Elliott IRE
220-111 MOLOTOF (FR) 5-11-00 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
13-R01R GOLAN WAY 8-11-00 W R B Racing 58 Sheena West
01/FF0-4 SPIRIT RIVER (FR) 7-11-00 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
230505 STONEMASTER (IRE) 7-11-00 Gigginstown House Stud Dessie Hughes IRE
126-2UP MINELLA CLASS (IRE) 7-10-13 Deal George Kelvin-Hughes Nicolson Nicky Henderson
1-54F23 RICK (FR) 8-10-12 Seamus Dunne Dessie Hughes IRE
41/-33 SERGENT GUIB’S (FR) 6-10-12 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
21111 KNOCK A HAND (IRE) 7-10-11 Alan Halsall Richard Lee
2-5P504 CAPE TRIBULATION 8-10-11 David Abell Malcolm Jefferson
F63-00(2) SIR HARRY ORMESHER 9-10-11 David Sewell Alan King
222533 COCKNEY TRUCKER (IRE) 10-10-11 Karola Vann Philip Hobbs
11-25 SONOFVIC (IRE) 7-10-10 Angela Hart Paul Nicholls
02U205 BATTLE GROUP 7-10-09 Jolly Boys Outing David Pipe
0-P0101 TENOR NIVERNAIS (FR) 5-10-09 Muhammad Nadeem Khan Venetia Williams
2-1221P PICKAPOCKETORTWO (IRE) 8-10-09 YITBA Racing Club Willie Mullins IRE
110-P4P QUARTZ DE THAIX (FR) 8-10-09 ROA Arkle Partnership Venetia Williams
P-F5P(2)0 TORNADO BOB (IRE) 7-10-09 Diana Whateley Donald McCain
610120 ALDERWOOD (IRE) 8-10-08 J P McManus Tom Mullins IRE
5012U2 GIFT OF DGAB (IRE) 8-10-08 Gigginstown House Stud Tony Martin IRE
660313 OUR GIRL SALLEY (IRE) 7-10-08 Mrs A O’Neill Prunella Dobbs IRE
124P-64 DUNRAVEN STORM (IRE) 7-10-08 Karola Vann Philip Hobbs
F5P222 SHOREACRES (IRE) 9-10-08 David Nash Brendan Powell
10-3214 FIRST FANDANGO 5-10-08 WRB Racing 40 & Premier Chance Racing Tim Vaughan
1-5F1 MODULE (FR) 5-10-08 Simon Clarke Tom George
3-20232 SAPHIR RIVER (FR) 6-10-08 Fat Gary Sports Michael Scudamore
P15111 ORIGINAL OPTION (IRE) 7-10-08 Mrs M O’Driscoll Noel Meade IRE
002414 REINDEER DIPPIN 10-10-08 Sandgrounders Donald McCain
0-FP112 NAGPUR (FR) 6-10-08 Miss S Douglas-Pennant Venetia Williams
1313-2P WYSE HILL TEABAGS 7-10-08 Mr & Mrs Philip Smith Jim Goldie
0135P1 ATTAGLANCE 6-10-08 H Young, G Eifert, R Snyder Malcolm Jefferson
412-402 CANTLOW (IRE) 7-10-08 R V Shaw Paul Webber
F/111-06 SILVERHAND (IRE) 8-10-08 J P McManus Noel Meade IRE
52-2321 BATONNIER (FR) 6-10-07 Raymond Mould Alan King
206-33(6) BARWELL BRIDGE 6-10-07 Mrs T Brown Warren Greatrex
51222P SCOTSBROOK CLOUD 7-10-06 Walters Plant Hire Ltd David Evans
4/611-45 VEILED 6-10-06 Pump & Plant Services Ltd Nicky Henderson
51-0600 PRINCE ERIK 8-10-06 Dr Ronan Lambe Dermot Weld IRE
21-P00P HELL’S BAY (FR) 10-10-06 A G Fear & A J Norman Colin Tizzard
46-54U6 TONER D’OUDAIRIES (FR) 5-10-06 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
611P26 PLAN A (IRE) 5-10-06 Liam Mulryan Gordon Elliott IRE
23205U INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU (IRE) 7-10-06 Allan McLuckie Willie Mullins IRE
101341 ARAB LEAGUE (IRE) 7-10-05 Stuart Mercer David Pipe
110363 REDERA (IRE) 6-10-05 Peter William Partnership Tony Martin IRE
14-2121 IT’S A GIMME (IRE) 5-10-05 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
3304(3)2 MEGASTAR 7-10-05 Hinds Waddingham Arthur Herbert Gary Moore
5-31144 BALLY LEGEND 7-10-05 Brian Derrick Caroline Keevil
30-0544 ORSIPPUS (USA) 6-10-05 Sandra Smith Michael Smith
540/1/-01 STAR OF ANGELS 8-10-05 Roger Brookhouse David Pipe
003134 CONSIGLIERE (FR) 9-10-05 Elder Scouller David Pipe
041-363 ACT OF KALANISI (IRE) 6-10-04 Clive Stedman & Dr Richard Newland Dr Richard Newland
01-1101 GOLDEN GAEL 6-10-04 The Wild Bunch Jeremy Scott
1130(1)0 ABERGAVENNY 5-10-04 Dan Gilbert & Kristian Strangeway Brian Ellison
2F-0000 SON OF FLICKA 8-10-04 Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Donald McCain
2013-00 DAN BREEN (IRE) 7-10-04 Stuart & Simon Mercer David Pipe
1321 BOURNE 6-10-04 Timeform Betfair Racing Club & M Taylor Donald McCain
62/11-03 DARE ME (IRE) 8-10-04 Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs
10-1316 KNIGHT PASS (IRE) 6-10-04 Malcolm Denmark Warren Greatrex
13P2-55 AMERICAN TRILOGY (IRE) 8-10-04 Fulton, Donlon, Kilduff & Scott-MacDonald Paul Nicholls
2-11110 GRANDADS HORSE 6-10-03 Whites of Coventry Limited Charlie Longsdon
41121 CAPE DUTCH (IRE) 5-10-03 Bloomfields John Ferguson
5-13424 WELL REGARDED (IRE) 7-10-03 The Unusual Suspects Emma Lavelle
235312 COTILLION 6-10-03 Paul Vogt Ian Williams
0-25110 OHIO GOLD (IRE) 6-10-03 P M Warren Colin Tizzard
1-12315 MAKE A TRACK (IRE) 6-10-03 Gigginstown House Stud Charlie Swan IRE
141-2F0 TONIC MELLYSSE (FR) 5-10-03 Simon Munir Paul Nicholls
1-13000 STREET ENTERTAINER (IRE) 5-10-03 Barnett, Manasseh & Partners David Pipe
01-1463 ARTHURIAN LEGEND 7-10-02 R T Kanter & A J Scrimgeour Philip Hobbs
116231 IXORA (IRE) 6-10-02 The Ixora Racing Partnership Jamie Snowden
102006 POZYC (FR) 6-10-02 John Brennan Willie Mullins IRE
00-0330 SKI SUNDAY 7-10-02 Scarlet Pimpernel Tim Vaughan
121P-P1 RADETSKY MARCH (IRE) 9-10-02 Piers Pottinger Mark Bradstock
35P/621- FISHER BRIDGE (IRE) 9-10-02 Robert Watson Noel Meade IRE
22311 TAP NIGHT (USA) 5-10-01 Jane Buchanan Lucinda Russell
001-326 ART PROFESSOR (IRE) 8-10-01 Jeremy Hancock Venetia Williams
P1140(0) COURT IN SESSION (IRE) 7-10-01 The Figjam Partnership Martin Keighley
031221 CEOL RUA (IRE) 7-10-01 Fiona McStay Willie Mullins IRE
0-11514 SIVOLA DE SIVOLA (FR) 6-10-01 D O’Donohoe, S & P Nelson & D Silvester Tom George
05P211 CHANGING TIMES (IRE) 6-10-01 Nigel Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2/0310-0 SHOEGAZER (IRE) 7-10-00 Wayne Clifford David Pipe
U-01020 FRONTIER DANCER (IRE) 8-10-00 Jump For Fun Racing Lawney Hill
111/0-30 ORZARE (IRE) 6-10-00 Bryan Fry Gary Moore
1-00251 DOONEY ROCK (IRE) 8-9-13 Rita McAllister Michael McElhone IRE
1341P0 RED NOT BLUE (IRE) 9-9-13 The Plum Merchants Simon Earle
1213P-2 CELTUS (FR) 5-9-13 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
0/214-11 POOLE MASTER 7-9-13 G Thompson David Pipe
113 PERPETUALLY (IRE) 6-9-13 Bloomfields John Ferguson
100000 MARTIN SCRUFF (IRE) 6-9-13 Liam Mulryan Gordon Elliott IRE
4-13244 HE’LLBEREMEMBERED (IRE) 9-9-13 Mary Lett/Paul Fahey Paul Fahey IRE
351320 DOUBLE ROSS (IRE) 6-9-13 Options O Syndicate Nigel Twiston-Davies
0/230P-1 FIULIN 7-9-13 Robin Geffen David Pipe
5/664/-11 IMMEDIATE RESPONSE (IRE) 9-9-13 Kates Monkeys Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
2/1- BALGARRY (FR) 5-9-12 Brocade Racing David Pipe
41210 BAR DE LIGNE (FR) 6-9-12 Phil Martin Steve Gollings
421-11 NATIVE GALLERY (IRE) 7-9-12 William Tyrer Ben De Haan
213133 SECRET EDGE 4-9-12 Nigel Bunter & David Anderson Alan King
1-22446 ARCTIC COURT (IRE) 8-9-12 Raymond & Anita Anderson Green Jim Goldie
0-1034(2) HARRY HUNT 5-9-12 Arion Racing Graeme McPherson
F0404F BARACAS (FR) 7-9-12 Martina Griffin Eoin Griffin IRE
4U/0-141 VAST CONSUMPTION (IRE) 9-9-11 Michael O’Neill Willie Mullins IRE
6110-3P PERSIAN GAYLE (IRE) 8-9-11 Wexlaois Syndicate John Walsh IRE
50-242 BRASS TAX (IRE) 6-9-11 Carolyn Kendrick Ben Case
1140-12 PROBLEMA TIC (FR) 6-9-11 Sir Robert Ogden Nicky Henderson
60-2011 AIKIDEAU (FR) 5-9-11 The Stewart Family Richard Rowe
521-U32 MAGGIE CONNOLLY (IRE) 7-9-11 Hugh Curtis Willie Mullins IRE
301140 EMMASLEGEND 7-9-10 Pete Mercer Suzy Smith
24303-0 MONETARY FUND (USA) 6-9-10 A Brooks Venetia Williams
6/130-02 THE PIER (IRE) 6-9-10 Allan Stennett David Pipe
006-016 MOHANAD (IRE) 6-9-10 Heart of the South Racing Sheena West
P300-3(1) SECRET TUNE 8-9-10 R Davies Charlie Longsdon
4-21200 DECOY (FR) 6-9-10 Stef Stefanou David Pipe
12F0/-FF STARS DU GRANITS (FR) 6-9-10 Ian Josephs Venetia Williams
10321 CROSS OF HONOUR (IRE) 5-9-09 C Booth, J Hughes, M Ogilvy, R Perkins Charlie Longsdon
021104 UNDERTHEBOARDWALK (IRE) 6-9-09 Independent Syndicate Tony Martin IRE
P3/0-605 AACHEN 8-9-09 Tony Bloom Venetia Williams
41-1200 EASTLAKE (IRE) 6-9-08 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
0-01210 STORM SURVIVOR (IRE) 6-9-07 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
52-4211 CATLEEN (IRE) 8-9-07 Peter Boyd Willie Mullins IRE
31-F12r TIMESAWASTIN (IRE) 6-9-07 Carolyn Waters Evan Williams
224425 HELIUM (FR) 7-9-07 G Thompson, C J Leech, P Stock Sophie Leech
0541 BIG EASY (GER) 5-9-06 Terry Warner Philip Hobbs
P0FPR6 GLENSTAL ABBEY (IRE) 8-9-06 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
2122 ASHBRITTLE 5-9-06 Peter Deal & J L Rowsell David Pipe
5003(0)P PAUSE AND CLAUSE (IRE) 8-9-05 Robert Cohen Emma Lavelle
220-362 KUILSRIVER (IRE) 5-9-05 Mrs T Brown Nick Gifford
112-243 DESTROYER DEPLOYED 6-9-05 The Craftsmen Tim Vaughan
0/615-10 CAVITE BETA (IRE) 6-9-05 Ann & Alan Potts Partnership Jim Dreaper IRE
1212U3 GRABTHEGLORY (IRE) 6-9-04 Stanley Cohen Gary Moore
13-P3P1 TOP SMART 6-9-02 The Calvera Partnership No 2 Seamus Mullins
622324 TARN HOWS (IRE) 6-9-02 P and Mrs G A Clarke Jennie Candlish
622104 DRUMSHAMBO (USA) 6-9-02 The Grouse Partnership Venetia Williams
PP/5-033 HEATHCOTE 10-9-00 B Siddle & B D Haynes Gary Moore
50/-40(3)0 WOOLFALL TREASURE 7-8-12 Andrew Bradmore Gary Moore
26U-631 SPIRIT D’ARMOR (FR) 6-8-12 Anthony Pye-Jeary Venetia Williams
004 MARTIAL LAW (IRE) 6-8-03 Robin Geffen David Pipe
147 entries remain
33 Irish-trained
THE FOLLOWING HORSE IS NOT QUALIFIED:
CLOSE HOUSE

THE FRED WINTER JUVENILE HANDICAP HURDLE
Class 1, Grade 3, £60,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 4.40pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, two miles and half a furlong. For juvenile four-yearolds
only. Penalties: after February 26, 2012, a winner of a hurdle race 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 10lb. Entries closed
February 21 (81 entries), entries released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 8, final declaration stage
10.00am, March 13. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not include
some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
5-161 BABY MIX (FR) 4-11-10 GDM Partnership Tom George
U2221 HISAABAAT (IRE) 4-11-05 Dr Ronan Lambe/Dominick Glennane Dermot Weld IRE
2110 UT DE SIVOLA (FR) 4-11-05 Philip Reynolds Willie Mullins IRE
2F11 RANJAAN (FR) 4-11-03 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Ranjaan Paul Nicholls
1123 HINTERLAND (FR) 4-11-02 Potensis Limited & Chris Giles Paul Nicholls
112123 COUNTRYWIDE FLAME 4-11-01 Estio Pinnacle Racing John Quinn
213133 SECRET EDGE 4-10-13 Nigel Bunter & David Anderson Alan King
124203 ONE COOL SHABRA (IRE) 4-10-13 Rita Shah Oliver Brady IRE
141 ASAID 4-10-12 Bloomfields John Ferguson
420210 HIS EXCELLENCY (IRE) 4-10-11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
U163 SPORTSMASTER (IRE) 4-10-11 J P McManus Edward O’Grady IRE
031 ARGOCAT (IRE) 4-10-11 Fitri Hay Tom Taaffe IRE
3431 EDEYMI (IRE) 4-10-10 Gigginstown House Stud Tony Martin IRE
425541 KAPGA DE CERISY (FR) 4-10-09 A Brooks Venetia Williams
131362 KIE (IRE) 4-10-08 Allan Stennett Donald McCain
214315 COLEBROOKE 4-10-07 TMT Grand Renee Robeson
145 ARNAUD (IRE) 4-10-07 Gigginstown House Stud Charles Byrnes IRE
322513 BAT MASTERSON (IRE) 4-10-07 Queen Maeve Racing Club Noel Meade IRE
3-1145 MOUJIK BORGET (FR) 4-10-07 Sunday Lunch Partnership Venetia Williams
14110 ULCK DU LIN (FR) 4-10-05 Johnny de la Hey Paul Nicholls
211 KAZLIAN (FR) 4-10-05 Twelve Pipers Piping David Pipe
2-F42F1 VENDOR (FR) 4-10-04 Thurloe 52 Alan King
031544 BLUE CANNON (IRE) 4-10-04 Mrs Pat Sloan Noel Meade IRE
2200 SARABAD (FR) 4-10-03 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
P22 SOLIWERY (FR) 4-10-03 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
1413 DARK AND DANGEROUS (IRE) 4-10-03 North South Alliance Brendan Powell
312 FIRE FIGHTER (IRE) 4-10-03 Masterson Holdings Limited Alan King
2130 GORGEOUS SIXTY (FR) 4-10-03 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
31(1)114 UNE ARTISTE (FR) 4-10-03 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
313 ARDLUI (IRE) 4-10-02 Thomas Barr Alan King
051 UN GUET APENS (FR) 4-10-02 Drew, Sperling, Graham, Carruthers James Ewart
2412 HIGH SAMANA 4-10-02 Chimera Racing Seamus Mullins
2111 ROYAL BONSAI 4-10-01 Richard Kent John Quinn
241 LEMON DROP RED (USA) 4-10-00 John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd Paul Webber
52160 CHILL (IRE) 4-10-00 Essential Supplies Ireland Ltd Dessie Hughes IRE
413432 JACKIES SOLITAIRE 4-10-00 Steve & Jackie Fleetham Anthony Honeyball
14160 CHADFORD 4-10-00 Chasing Gold Racing Club Tim Walford
341 RED INCA 4-9-13 D Gilbert, M Lawrence, A Bruce Brian Ellison
23122 ROYAL OPERA 4-9-13 Dan Gilbert & Kristian Strangeway Brian Ellison
0530 MUSAWAMA (IRE) 4-9-13 M Flinter Gordon Elliott IRE
153 CREEKSIDE 4-9-12 Bloomfields John Ferguson
3220U5 CAPTAIN SHARPE 4-9-11 Bluebirds Racing Bernard Llewellyn
2221 EAGLE ROCK (IRE) 4-9-11 The Ivy Syndicate Tom Tate
256 DISCOTECA 4-9-11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
53 ORTHODOX LAD 4-9-11 T Gould Ed de Giles
211 ONE LUCKY LADY 4-9-10 S W Group Logistics Limited Nicky Henderson
513 MATTORAL 4-9-10 The Not Over Big Partnership Chris Gordon
5441U6 SZABO’S DESTINY 4-9-10 M Wasylocha Gordon Elliott IRE
104 BRADBURY (IRE) 4-9-10 Clarendon Thoroughbred Racing James Bethell
P13 LEXI’S BOY (IRE) 4-9-09 Tim Leslie Donald McCain
560300 PUR STYLE (FR) 4-9-09 Olivia Hoare Edward O’Grady IRE
P-1310 SPECIAL ROBON (FR) 4-9-08 Dr Moira Hamlin Venetia Williams
432 CLARION CALL 4-9-08 Mrs C Williams Evan Williams
2522 SOLARAS EXHIBITION (IRE) 4-9-08 C Davies Tim Vaughan
2002 OTTO THE GREAT (FR) 4-9-08 John & Barbara Cotton Nicky Henderson
222324 VOLCAN SURPRISE (FR) 4-9-08 Lady Bamford & Tim Leadbeater Alan King
155 SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (IRE) 4-9-08 Goodwood Starlight Partnership Jim Best
3116 XENOPHON 4-9-07 Holistic Racing Ltd Brendan Powell
P16 WHITE FUSION 4-9-07 G Clarkson, D Dodsworth, K Looney Andrew Crook
3U2 ARTISAN 4-9-07 Dan Gilbert & Kristian Strangeway Brian Ellison
1P2 BRILLIANT BARCA 4-9-07 The Affordable Partnership Sheena West
1232 MALANOS (IRE) 4-9-04 B J Millen Tony Carroll
6F10 CRAFTY ROBERTO 4-9-04 The Twice Shy Partnership Noel Quinlan
225 BLUE DESTINATION 4-9-03 Maxilead Limited John Quinn
24224 LUGGERS HALL (IRE) 4-9-02 M S Cooke Tony Carroll
126 THE QUIET HAWK (IRE) 4-9-02 Sock And Share Syndicate Jessica Harrington IRE
531 GEORGE WOOLF 4-8-13 Pearn’s Pharmacies Ltd Tim Vaughan
P35222 EASYDOESIT (IRE) 4-8-11 T R Pearson Tony Carroll
U3410 UNEX PICASSO 4-8-11 Mrs A J Forde & D Nicholls Ian Williams
5-1562 MISS TIQUE (FR) 4-8-11 Mrs Alex Timpson Venetia Williams
25140 MEMORABILIA 4-8-10 Bloomfields John Ferguson
53560 DR DARCEY 4-8-03 Aristotle’s Elements John Berry
556320 MAHFAL (FR) 4-8-02 Dan Gilbert Brian Ellison
73 entries remain
18 Irish-trained
THE FOLLOWING HORSES HAVE BEEN EXPUNGED:
DARROUN (IRE), GENTLEMAN DUKE (IRE), MILITARY BOWL (USA) OZETA (FR)
THE FOLLOWING HORSES ARE NOT QUALIFIED:
DUBAWI DANCER, ROYAL REVERIE, WAYWARD GLANCE, WEST BRIT (IRE)

THE PERTEMPS FINAL (HANDICAP HURDLE)
Class 1, Listed Race, £70,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 2.05pm, Thursday, March 15, 2012, three miles. For five-year-olds and upwards which
have either started, as defined in the Orders and Rules of Racing, in a Pertemps Hurdle Race (Qualifier) since the start of the current season, or any
horses which were eliminated from a Qualifier, having been declared to run under the provisions of Rule (F)89 and Rule (F)90at the declaration stage in
such a race (In the event of the abandonment of a qualifier, any horse which had been declared to run in that race under Rule (F)89, or any horse
entered to run if the time of abandonment was prior to the declaration stage, will be qualified to enter the Final). Penalties: after February 26, a winner of
a hurdle race 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb. Entries closed February 21 (92 entries), entries released February 23,
weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 9, final declaration stage 10.00am, March 14. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys
and are correct up and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
132341 RESTLESS HARRY 8-11-12 Richard Whitehead Robin Dickin
02P-522 GET ME OUT OF HERE (IRE) 8-11-10 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
0510-P0 ASHKAZAR (FR) 8-11-10 David Johnson David Pipe
131-12 POUNGACH (FR) 6-11-09 Donlon, Doyle, MacDonald & Webb Paul Nicholls
122-1 OUR FATHER (IRE) 6-11-03 The Ives & Johnson Families David Pipe
10-0144 SWEET MY LORD (FR) 6-11-03 Aiden Devaney Willie Mullins IRE
1-2F55P RUSSIAN WAR (IRE) 9-11-02 T D Howley Jnr Gordon Elliott IRE
4P/-2360 PETTIFOUR (IRE) 10-10-12 J B Pettifer Nigel Twiston-Davies
1-54F23 RICK (FR) 8-10-12 Seamus Dunne Dessie Hughes IRE
41/-33 SERGENT GUIB’S (FR) 6-10-12 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
0411-00 SIR KEZBAAH (IRE) 8-10-12 Andrew & Vanessa Maddox Jeremy Scott
2-5P504 CAPE TRIBULATION 8-10-11 J David Abell Malcolm Jefferson
222533 COCKNEY TRUCKER (IRE) 10-10-11 Karola Vann Philip Hobbs
11-25 SONOFVIC (IRE) 7-10-10 Angela Hart Paul Nicholls
02U205 BATTLE GROUP 7-10-09 Jolly Boys Outing David Pipe
2-61F54 PINEAU DE RE (FR) 9-10-09 Barry Connell Philip Fenton IRE
006011 BELLFLOWER BOY (IRE) 9-10-09 The Five Nations Partnership Dr Richard Newland
33-6305 CATCH ME (GER) 10-10-09 Simon Davis Edward O’Grady IRE
000500 BUENA VISTA (IRE) 11-10-09 Matt Archer & late Jean Broadhurst David Pipe
002425 ACROSS THE BAY (IRE) 8-10-09 Scotch Piper Syndicate Donald McCain
3-06010 HOUBLON DES OBEAUX (FR) 5-10-09 Mrs Julian Blackwell Venetia Williams
0-P0101 TENOR NIVERNAIS (FR) 5-10-09 Muhammad Nadeem Khan Venetia Williams
P-F5P(2)0 TORNADO BOB (IRE) 7-10-09 Diana Whateley Donald McCain
110-P4P QUARTZ DE THAIX (FR) 8-10-09 ROA Arkle Partnership Venetia Williams
3-20232 SAPHIR RIVER (FR) 6-10-08 Fat Gary Sports Michael Scudamore
0-FP112 NAGPUR (FR) 6-10-08 Miss S Douglas-Pennant Venetia Williams
F5P222 SHOREACRES (IRE) 9-10-08 David Nash Brendan Powell
34-P40P WAYWARD PRINCE 8-10-08 T J & Mrs H Parrott Ian Williams
0F131P PALACE JESTER 7-10-08 Trevor Hemmings Jonjo O’Neill
002414 REINDEER DIPPIN 10-10-08 Sandgrounders Donald McCain
412-402 CANTLOW (IRE) 7-10-08 R V Shaw Paul Webber
0-50225 KAYF ARAMIS 10-10-07 John Goodman Nigel Twiston-Davies
206-33(6) BARWELL BRIDGE 6-10-07 Mrs T Brown Warren Greatrex
64-1116 THEHILLOFUISNEACH (IRE) 8-10-07 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Jonjo O’Neill
46-54U6 TONER D’OUDAIRIES (FR) 5-10-06 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
51-0600 PRINCE ERIK 8-10-06 Dr Ronan Lambe Dermot Weld IRE
23205U INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU (IRE) 7-10-06 Allan McLuckie Willie Mullins IRE
51222P SCOTSBROOK CLOUD 7-10-06 Walters Plant Hire Ltd David Evans
2-23211 GRAND VISION (IRE) 6-10-05 Terry Warner Colin Tizzard
540/1/-01 STAR OF ANGELS 8-10-05 Roger Brookhouse David Pipe
30-0544 ORSIPPUS (USA) 6-10-05 Sandra Smith Michael Smith
0-11350 MR MOONSHINE (IRE) 8-10-04 Sue Smith Sue Smith
10-1316 KNIGHT PASS (IRE) 6-10-04 Malcolm Denmark Warren Greatrex
002000 QULINTON (FR) 8-10-04 Third Time Lucky David Pipe
00-0103 LIGHTNING STRIKE (GER) 9-10-04 John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd Venetia Williams
3F-30P0 SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE) 9-10-04 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
22-1541 JETSON (IRE) 7-10-04 G M McGrath Jessica Harrington IRE
10/30-F4 CHARTREUX (FR) 7-10-02 Roger Brookhouse David Pipe
U2-U534 ADAMS ISLAND (IRE) 8-10-02 Naughty Lads Syndicate Paul Nolan IRE
1-1PP(1)1 OSCAR PRAIRIE (IRE) 7-10-02 The Weathercocks Warren Greatrex
1201P0 OSTLAND (GER) 7-10-02 Richard & Susan Perkins Charlie Longsdon
0-11514 SIVOLA DE SIVOLA (FR) 6-10-01 D O’Donohoe, S & P Nelson & D Silvester Tom George
1/-0010P DORSET SQUARE (IRE) 8-10-01 John Waterfall Sarah Humphrey
0PP-233 WOLF MOON (IRE) 9-10-01 Louise Jones Martin Keighley
3P-PF05 ALFIE SHERRIN 9-10-01 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
2/0310-0 SHOEGAZER (IRE) 7-10-00 Wayne Clifford David Pipe
U-01020 FRONTIER DANCER (IRE) 8-10-00 Jump For Fun Racing Lawney Hill
41-31P4 GALAXY ROCK (IRE) 8-9-13 Michael & John O’Flynn Jonjo O’Neill
1-00251 DOONEY ROCK (IRE) 8-9-13 Rita McAllister Michael McElhone IRE
44-2000 GLOBAL POWER (IRE) 6-9-13 It Wasn’t Us Oliver Sherwood
15051 ALLTHEKINGSHORSES (IRE) 6-9-13 R Triple H Philip Hobbs
1-2F44(2) HARD TO SWALLOW (IRE) 6-9-13 Louise Jones Martin Keighley
0/230P-1 FIULIN 7-9-13 Robin Geffen David Pipe
0/214-11 POOLE MASTER 7-9-13 G Thompson David Pipe
200-102 WELL HELLO THERE (IRE) 6-9-13 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
1-22446 ARCTIC COURT (IRE) 8-9-12 Raymond & Anita Anderson Green Jim Goldie
1F32P TOUR DES CHAMPS (FR) 5-9-12 Raymond Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies
1P50-06 AURORAS ENCORE (IRE) 10-9-12 Mrs Alicia & Bill Skene Sue Smith
0120-3P NO SECRETS (IRE) 8-9-12 Malcolm Denmark David Pipe
421206 BECKETT ROCK (IRE) 8-9-12 Michael O’Flynn Mouse Morris IRE
1332/-62 VOLADOR (IRE) 8-9-11 Louisville Syndicate II Philip Hobbs
P300-3(1) SECRET TUNE 8-9-10 R Davies Charlie Longsdon
4-21200 DECOY (FR) 6-9-10 Stef Stefanou David Pipe
FF-5P24 GLENWOOD KNIGHT (IRE) 9-9-10 Peter Knight & Jon Glews Donald McCain
6/130-02 THE PIER (IRE) 6-9-10 Allan Stennett David Pipe
P3/0-605 AACHEN 8-9-09 Tony Bloom Venetia Williams
6-43106 SAFRAN DE COTTE (FR) 6-9-08 Mrs Alex Timpson Henry Daly
121226 REALLY UNIQUE (IRE) 7-9-08 JMS Syndicate John Walsh IRE
001-400 RIPTIDE 6-9-08 Middletons Michael Scudamore
U62020 DEVOTION TO DUTY (IRE) 6-9-08 Racing Management & Training Ltd Lucinda Russell
41-1200 EASTLAKE (IRE) 6-9-08 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
130 DAWN COMMANDER (GER) 5-9-08 Alan Halsall Charlie Longsdon
0U1U20 ELY BROWN (IRE) 7-9-08 Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Taxi Hire Rachel Hobbs
5141-03 TURNER BROWN (IRE) 8-9-08 Tracey O’Hare Michael O’Hare IRE
66611 MERRY KING (IRE) 5-9-07 F Gillespie Jonjo O’Neill
160210 BLACKWELL SYNERGY (FR) 6-9-07 J J Byrne John Supple IRE
11-012P BEN’S FOLLY (IRE) 7-9-07 David Lovell Tim Vaughan
134-032 CARRIBS LEAP (IRE) 7-9-04 Equis Charles Egerton
032211 TARVINI (IRE) 7-9-03 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
P04525 STOW 7-9-03 GSM Properties Ltd Venetia Williams
10/0063- OPEN DAY (IRE) 6-9-01 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
046000 DUROOB 10-8-07 Rita Shah Oliver Brady IRE
92 entries
17 Irish-trained

BYRNE GROUP PLATE HANDICAP CHASE
Class 1, Grade 3, £75,000 Total Prize Fund. 4.00pm, Thursday, March 15, 2012, two miles and five furlongs. For five-year-olds and upwards. Penalties:
after February 26, a winner of a chase 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb. Entries closed February 21 (79 entries), entries
released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 9, final declaration stage 10.00am, March 14. Form figures
supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
4U0214 THE GIANT BOLSTER 7-11-12 Simon Hunt David Bridgwater
2F-0511 CALGARY BAY (IRE) 9-11-11 Camilla Radford Henrietta Knight
100-320 WOOLCOMBE FOLLY (IRE) 9-11-10 The Hon Mrs Townshend Paul Nicholls
2F6-140 GREAT ENDEAVOUR (IRE) 8-11-09 David Johnson David Pipe
U1P234 TRANQUIL SEA (IRE) 10-11-08 Dermot Cox/Nelius Hayes Edward O’Grady IRE
04-5060 TARTAK (FR) 9-11-05 Power Panels Electrical Systems Ltd Tim Vaughan
1165-21 GIORGIO QUERCUS (FR) 7-11-04 Sir Robert Ogden Nicky Henderson
11/-1111 SEABASS (IRE) 9-11-03 Gunners Syndicate Ted Walsh IRE
FU1113 APT APPROACH (IRE) 9-11-02 Greenstar Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
3541-10 REBEL DU MAQUIS (FR) 7-11-02 Kathy Stuart Paul Nicholls
4-U1231 CHAMPION COURT (IRE) 7-11-02 M Boothright Martin Keighley
22-3151 CANNINGTON BROOK (IRE) 8-11-02 Sara Biggins & Celia Djivanovic Colin Tizzard
012-414 AERIAL (FR) 6-11-01 Tony Hayward and Barry Fulton Paul Nicholls
111/1/00/- JACK THE GIANT (IRE) 10-10-13 Hanbury Syndicate Nicky Henderson
P-13232 HECTOR’S CHOICE (FR) 8-10-13 James and Jean Potter Richard Lee
003134 CONSIGLIERE (FR) 9-10-11 E A P Scouller David Pipe
214012 MICHEAL FLIPS (IRE) 8-10-11 Martin Tedham Andy Turnell
211323 NOTUS DE LA TOUR (FR) 6-10-10 D Bradshaw, J Dale, P Deal, J Smee, W Walsh David Pipe
661-B03 MATUHI 9-10-10 Willsford Racing Incorporated David Pipe
112451 RENARD (FR) 7-10-10 ROA Arkle Partnership Venetia Williams
0-0010F FINGER ONTHE PULSE (IRE) 11-10-10 J P McManus Tom Taaffe IRE
2013-00 DAN BREEN (IRE) 7-10-09 Stuart & Simon Mercer David Pipe
3P-1254 CHANCE DU ROY (FR) 8-10-09 Miss I D Du Pre Philip Hobbs
012122 KUMBESHWAR 5-10-09 McNeill Family & Nigel Bunter Alan King
5F04U2 TULLAMORE DEW (IRE) 10-10-09 Give Every Man His Due Nick Gifford
224160 KING EDMUND 9-10-09 Anthony Ward-Thomas Chris Gordon
24/0P-50 CRACK AWAY JACK 8-10-08 GDM Partnership Paul Nicholls
P0-5121 STEWARTS HOUSE (IRE) 10-10-08 Double Trouble Partnership Tim Vaughan
112111 HUNT BALL (IRE) 7-10-08 Anthony Knott Keiran Burke
1F342P PURE FAITH (IRE) 8-10-08 P Bowling, S Scott, R Harvey & Karen Bowen Peter Bowen
11-P3U0 DIVERS (FR) 8-10-08 Let’s Live Racing Ferdy Murphy
12-0305 HOLMWOOD LEGEND 11-10-06 Brian Derrick Keiran Burke
30/-003P SHAKERVILZ (FR) 9-10-05 Jackie Mullins Willie Mullins IRE
462-121 BLESS THE WINGS (IRE) 7-10-04 Mrs Lesley Field Alan King
10-5356 AIGLE D’OR 9-10-04 J P McManus Nicky Henderson
1-06100 CARRIGMARTIN (IRE) 7-10-03 J P McManus Eddie Harty IRE
1-F5U3P GILBARRY (IRE) 7-10-03 Mrs Peter Bond Jonjo O’Neill
20112/-0 SALUT FLO (FR) 7-10-03 Allan Stennett David Pipe
1-3P111 QUINCY DES PICTONS (FR) 8-10-03 BPD Ltd Alan Jones
4014F2 OUT NOW (IRE) 8-10-02 Dermot Cox/Nelius Hayes Edward O’Grady IRE
454111 TRIOLO D’ALENE (FR) 5-10-01 Mr & Mrs Sandy Orr Nicky Henderson
032300 MAD MOOSE (IRE) 8-10-01 Middleham Park Racing XXXV & Partner Nigel Twiston-Davies
43-0003 DE BOITRON (FR) 8-10-01 Mrs J Morgan & Lindsey Shaw Ferdy Murphy
06F-246 PICKAMUS (FR) 9-10-00 Neville Statham & Family Henry Daly
0-P2332 ACKERTAC (IRE) 7-10-00 Mark Aspey & Steve Catton Nigel Twiston-Davies
B161P4 QUITO DU TRESOR (FR) 8-10-00 Jo Tracey Lucinda Russell
32F213 GATES OF ROME (IRE) 8-10-00 Gigginstown House Stud Colm Murphy IRE
6-0301U CHARINGWORTH (IRE) 9-9-13 Simon Roberts & A & S Enterprises Ferdy Murphy
1U-20P5 FINE PARCHMENT (IRE) 9-9-13 N W A Bannister Charlie Mann
0FP-3P4 GANSEY (IRE) 10-9-13 Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith
5U2340 VINO GRIEGO (FR) 7-9-12 Clive Stedman Gary Moore
0-F11P2 EDUCATED EVANS (IRE) 7-9-12 Caroline Beresford-Wylie Nigel Twiston-Davies
34303-0 DEAL DONE (FR) 8-9-11 Mrs A N Durkan Dessie Hughes IRE
11PPP0 SCHINDLER’S GOLD (IRE) 10-9-10 Dr Richard & Laura Newland Dr Richard Newland
25601U GLAM GERRY (IRE) 8-9-10 Barry Connell Colm Murphy IRE
42/P20-P AIMIGAYLE 9-9-09 Pete Mercer Suzy Smith
212504 RILEYEV (FR) 7-9-09 John Mayne Venetia Williams
U03-P12 CARRICKBOY (IRE) 8-9-08 Trevor Hemmings Venetia Williams
0-51310 CARPINCHO (FR) 8-9-08 W D Glover & P Chapman Sarah Humphrey
22U322 THE COCKNEY MACKEM (IRE) 6-9-08 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies
121P-P1 RADETSKY MARCH (IRE) 9-9-08 Piers Pottinger Mark Bradstock
22-1345 BOTTMAN (IRE) 7-9-07 The Oxymorons Tim Vaughan
PU336F RIGUEZ DANCER 8-9-07 Let’s Live Racing Ferdy Murphy
130r63 KAKAGH (IRE) 8-9-06 Liam Breslin Bill Harney IRE
552002 PEAK RAIDER (IRE) 8-9-06 Swings & Roundabouts Syndicate Tommy Carberry IRE
024303 LIFE OF A LUSO (IRE) 8-9-05 Mareildar Racing Part 1 Paul Henderson
4-32114 MARODIMA (FR) 9-9-05 Mareildar Racing Part 2 Jamie Snowden
304-436 PIGEON ISLAND 9-9-05 Raymond Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies
031161 NICEONEFRANKIE 6-9-04 The Gambling Cousins Venetia Williams
34/-0202 KILCREA ASLA (IRE) 11-9-04 Laura Day Graeme McPherson
P0F1PP ONLY VINTAGE (USA) 12-9-04 D S Dennis Paul Henderson
5/-P4133 PENTIFFIC (NZ) 9-9-04 P Sinn, P Lawrence, L Sutcliffe, M Smith Venetia Williams
5F15PF- MARESCSOU (FR) 7-9-03 Marescsou Partnership Venetia Williams
0-412PP FREE WORLD (IRE) 10-9-03 Malcolm Denmark Warren Greatrex
40P-P45 PLEIN POUVOIR (FR) 9-8-13 Dr Moira Hamlin Venetia Williams
101216 DONT TELL SAILOR (IRE) 6-8-10 P And Mrs G A Clarke Jennie Candlish
0-P0430 I’M A LEGEND 10-8-08 Wincanton Race Club Neil Mulholland
441F23 BALLYOLIVER 8-8-07 Richard Britten-Long Venetia Williams
78 entries remain
12 Irish-trained
THE FOLLOWING ENTRY HAS BEEN SCRATCHED:
ROUDOUDOU VILLE (FR)

FULKE WALWYN KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP HANDICAP CHASE
(AMATEUR RIDERS)
Class 2, £50,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 4.40pm, Thursday, March 15, 2012, three miles and one and a half furlongs. For five-year-olds and
upwards rated 0-145. Amateur riders. Penalties: after February 26, a winner of a chase 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb.
Entries closed February 21 (104 entries), entries released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 9, final
declaration stage 10.00am, March 14. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012
May not include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
0P2F-60 ARBOR SUPREME (IRE) 10-11-12 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
266-312 UP THE BEAT 7-11-11 Mrs A M Varmen/R J D Varmen Willie Mullins IRE
U6P-15F EXMOOR RANGER (IRE) 10-11-11 The Rangers Partnership Victor Dartnall
3F-30P0 SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE) 9-11-10 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
130-F2P PEARLYSTEPS 9-11-09 The Glazeley Partnership Henry Daly
P13000 THARAWAAT (IRE) 7-11-09 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
2313P2 SWING BILL (FR) 11-11-08 David Johnson David Pipe
P/022-01 FAASEL (IRE) 11-11-08 Jim Ennis David Pipe
131/1/-0P MICHEL LE BON (FR) 9-11-08 Graham Roach Paul Nicholls
2F-63F2 BECAUSEICOULDNTSEE (IRE) 9-11-08 Noel Glynn Noel Glynn IRE
2112U1 HELPSTON 8-11-08 Pam Sly Pam Sly
30/-003P SHAKERVILZ (FR) 9-11-07 Jackie Mullins Willie Mullins IRE
1P-6P60 WYMOTT (IRE) 8-11-07 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain
0-15PP3 BILLIE MAGERN 8-11-07 Roger Nicholls Nigel Twiston-Davies
P/5000-P BACKSTAGE (FR) 10-11-06 MPR & Capranny Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE
2-51051 LION NA BEARNAI (IRE) 10-11-06 The Lock Syndicate Tom Gibney IRE
222121 BLENHEIM BROOK (IRE) 7-11-06 The County Set Three Lucinda Russell
5-000(0)1 ON BORROWED WINGS (IRE) 9-11-05 Andrew Wates David Arbuthnot
1-F5U3P GILBARRY (IRE) 7-11-05 Mrs Peter Bond Jonjo O’Neill
212242 FOUR COMMANDERS (IRE) 6-11-05 Gigginstown House Stud Mouse Morris IRE
1FP-551 MOSTLY BOB (IRE) 9-11-04 Favourites Racing XXVI Philip Hobbs
11-2321 MIDNIGHT APPEAL 7-11-04 David Sewell Alan King
1432P0 BENBANE HEAD (USA) 8-11-04 Louise Jones Martin Keighley
6513U3 START ME UP (IRE) 8-11-03 Gigginstown House Stud Charlie Swan IRE
120U3P QHILIMAR (FR) 8-11-03 Whites of Coventry & Stephen Dunn Charlie Longsdon
162-P35 MOUNT OSCAR (IRE) 13-11-03 Jean Bishop Colin Tizzard
212254 YOUR BUSY (IRE) 9-11-03 Ronan O’Gara James Nash IRE
24-11P LOOSE PREFORMER (IRE) 6-11-03 Kerr-Dineen, Lloyd Webber & Nielsen Nicky Henderson
U2-U534 ADAMS ISLAND (IRE) 8-11-03 Naughty Lads Syndicate Paul Nolan IRE
12-2211 MIC’S DELIGHT (IRE) 8-11-03 The Higos Hopefuls Victor Dartnall
023P0(1) THE HOLLINWELL 9-11-02 Mr and Mrs Neil Iveson Ferdy Murphy
5F-4245 PASSATO (GER) 8-11-02 P Ponting Jo Davis
10/1P/1-4 SUMMERY JUSTICE (IRE) 8-11-02 Mrs H Brown Venetia Williams
513P-PP BE THERE IN FIVE (IRE) 8-11-02 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
4112U3 FRONTIER SPIRIT (IRE) 8-11-02 Jump For Fun Racing Nigel Twiston-Davies
P64115 QIANSHAN LEADER (IRE) 8-11-02 The Pick ‘N’ Mix Partnership Emma Lavelle
2-2F11F BAILE ANRAI (IRE) 8-11-01 Massive Ian Williams
31-0321 HARPSY CORD (IRE) 6-11-00 Alan & Ann Potts Partnership Jim Dreaper IRE
0-31504 NEPTUNE EQUESTER 9-11-00 Koo’s Racing Club Brian Ellison
1-11506 ESTATES RECOVERY (IRE) 7-11-00 Threemorelargeones James Evans
31/20-PP FORZY ORIGNY (FR) 10-11-00 Sir Robert Ogden Nicky Henderson
20-5211 BRACKLOON HIGH (IRE) 7-11-00 T Conway, Mrs Conway, T G Warren Noel Chance
3P6-3P0 SLIPPERS PERCY (IRE) 10-11-00 A J Morley Jo Davis
35P/621- FISHER BRIDGE (IRE) 9-11-00 Robert Watson Noel Meade IRE
6P-052P FREDO (IRE) 8-11-00 Jacky Allen Ian Williams
0-63643 PIRAYA (FR) 9-11-00 Terry Neill David Pipe
2F23P4 OUR VICTORIA (IRE) 7-10-13 R Furlong Colin Bowe IRE
3-PU622 TULLINTAIN (IRE) 9-10-13 Mary Tyner Robert Tyner IRE
34303-0 DEAL DONE (FR) 8-10-13 Mrs A N Durkan Dessie Hughes IRE
201F3P STRONGBOWS LEGEND 7-10-12 Box A45 Charlie Longsdon
1/03-011 PAINTER MAN (FR) 10-10-12 David & Elaine Long David Pipe
310-322 MARINGO BAY (IRE) 7-10-12 John & Peter Heron Charlie Mann
121362 COURT RED HANDED (IRE) 7-10-12 P Chapman Sarah Humphrey
60-4P10 GONE TO LUNCH (IRE) 12-10-12 G T Lever Jeremy Scott
420265 OUR ISLAND (IRE) 7-10-12 David Fox Tim Vaughan
3P-PF05 ALFIE SHERRIN 9-10-10 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
1-15220 TIME FOR SPRING (IRE) 8-10-10 MacEchern, Pottinger, Badcock Charlie Longsdon
660-P42 SADDLERS STORM (IRE) 10-10-10 R T Mcloughlin/J McLoughlin/Billy Moffett Tony Martin IRE
16-2065 SONA SASTA (IRE) 9-10-10 Roger Brookhouse David Pipe
20-P102 TRIANGULAR (USA) 7-10-09 Henrietta Charlet Tom George
PU336F RIGUEZ DANCER 8-10-09 Let’s Live Racing Ferdy Murphy
01UU10 MADE IN TIME (IRE) 7-10-09 J P McManus Rebecca Curtis
231-531 GURTACRUE (IRE) 7-10-08 William & Angela Rucker Evan Williams
2-24P22 ALDERTUNE (IRE) 8-10-08 Bunty Millard Paul Nicholls
130r63 KAKAGH (IRE) 8-10-08 Liam Breslin Bill Harney IRE
553406 THE SAWYER (BEL) 12-10-08 D R Fear Bob Buckler
1-PP135 THE HARD HAT (IRE) 8-10-07 Shane Harrington Colm Murphy IRE
221123 DEFINITE DAWN (IRE) 8-10-07 Robert Kirkland Tim Vaughan
152153 COTTAGE OAK (IRE) 9-10-07 Mrs Pat Sloan Gordon Elliott IRE
222F3P INSIDE DEALER (IRE) 8-10-07 J M Dare, T Hamlin, J W Snook Colin Tizzard
463PFP FAHRISEE (IRE) 9-10-07 Hugh Williams & R Lewis Evan Williams
0F21U4 MISTER HYDE (IRE) 7-10-07 Bensaranat Club & W McLuskey Jonjo O’Neill
00-5P30 WHINSTONE BOY (IRE) 11-10-07 Exit 36 Racing Club Caroline Bailey
444423 CAPTAIN AMERICO (IRE) 10-10-06 Martin Tedham James Ewart
5/-P4133 PENTIFFIC (NZ) 9-10-06 P Sinn, P Lawrence, L Sutcliffe, M Smith Venetia Williams
213-054 ALDERLUCK (IRE) 9-10-06 Celia Rayner David Pipe
4216F0 TEMPLE LORD (FR) 6-10-06 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
0-412PP FREE WORLD (IRE) 10-10-05 Malcolm Denmark Warren Greatrex
2/4/-3F21 THE FALKLANDER 8-10-05 J B Sumner Henry Daly
P-1P503 NIKOLA (FR) 11-10-05 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies
5F15PF- MARESCSOU (FR) 7-10-05 Marescsou Partnership Venetia Williams
313-U4F MASTER FIDDLE 7-10-04 Bunny Roberts Nicky Henderson
41F-511 VALLEY VIEW (IRE) 6-10-04 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
0PP-233 WOLF MOON (IRE) 9-10-03 Louise Jones Martin Keighley
4-21144 RUNSHAN (IRE) 12-10-03 Terry & Sarah Amos David Bridgwater
1PP2/-P1 MARK THE BOOK (IRE) 11-10-03 D Allen Ben Case
22-F113 BAREL OF LAUGHS (IRE) 6-10-02 Louise Jones/Mrs Peter Andrews Jim Culloty IRE
534-21R BALLYCOLIN 9-10-02 MichaelKearney, Stephen Sinclair, Ian Duncan Ian Duncan IRE
2F/23-53 MARUFO (IRE) 10-10-02 Michelle Isaacs Philip Hobbs
000-33U HILLS OF ARAN 10-10-02 Keith Goldsworthy Keith Goldsworthy
40P-P45 PLEIN POUVOIR (FR) 9-10-01 Dr Moira Hamlin Venetia Williams
P3-5U20 MINELLA THEATRE (IRE) 9-10-01 Middleham Park Racing XXIV & Dan Gilbert Lawney Hill
4-41F GOTOYOURPLAY (IRE) 8-10-01 Miss S Douglas-Pennant Andy Turnell
2-20P30 BALLYVESEY (IRE) 7-10-00 Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar Peter Bowen
500320 ASKMEROE (IRE) 9-10-00 A F Shiels & Niall Reilly Tony Martin IRE
60F45P FORT VIEW (IRE) 8-10-00 Guy and Sophie Henderson Polly Gundry
0-54616 BRUNSWICK GOLD (IRE) 7-9-13 Phil Martin Steve Gollings
050-421 GLENS BOY (IRE) 8-9-12 Lady Bamford & Alice Bamford Henrietta Knight
122-35r OCA DE THAIX (FR) 10-9-12 Keith Goldsworthy Keith Goldsworthy
441F23 BALLYOLIVER 8-9-09 Richard Britten-Long Venetia Williams
3-4FP14 OSCAR CLOSE (IRE) 7-9-08 Wayne Hennessey George Baker
016223 NOT SO SURE DICK (IRE) 7-9-03 Peter Earl, Lin Baker & Irene Paterson George Baker
102 entries
22 Irish-trained
THE FOLLOWING HORSE HAS BEEN EXPUNGED:
COLBERT STATION (IRE)
THE FOLLOWING HORSE HAS BEEN SCRATCHED:
HOPEFUL START (IRE)

THE VINCENT O’BRIEN COUNTY HANDICAP HURDLE
Class 1, Grade 3 Race £70,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 2.05pm, Friday, March 16 2012, two miles and one furlong. For five-year-olds and
upwards. Penalties: after February 26, a winner of a hurdle race 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb. Entries closed February
21 (109 entries), entries released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 10, final declaration stage 10.00am,
March 15. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not include some
overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
0-11300 BRAMPOUR (IRE) 5-11-12 Banks, Blackshaw & Gannon Paul Nicholls
02P-522 GET ME OUT OF HERE (IRE) 8-11-06 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
1-60201 THIRD INTENTION (IRE) 5-11-04 Robert and Sarah Tizzard Colin Tizzard
23134-3 STARLUCK (IRE) 7-11-01 Andrew Wates David Arbuthnot
462-04(4) CLERK’S CHOICE (IRE) 6-11-01 Michael Banks Oliver Sherwood
1-65410 FINAL APPROACH 6-11-00 Douglas Taylor Willie Mullins IRE
46-1145 MOON DICE (IRE) 7-11-00 Three Friers Cross Syndicate Paul Flynn IRE
0-25036 MARSH WARBLER 5-10-13 Dan Gilbert & Kristian Strangeway Brian Ellison
143111 BLAZING TEMPO (IRE) 8-10-12 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
113-641 SIRE DE GRUGY (FR) 6-10-12 The Preston Family & Friends Gary Moore
131252 KALANN (IRE) 5-10-10 K McConnell Sabrina Harty IRE
426200 VIA GALILEI (IRE) 7-10-09 Clive Stedman Gary Moore
31-1132 UBI ACE 6-10-09 N J Maher Tim Walford
12144 PROSPECT WELLS (FR) 7-10-08 Andrea & Graham Wylie Paul Nicholls
012206 SAILORS WARN (IRE) 5-10-08 Patrick Wilmott Edward O’Grady IRE
4-21313 RAYA STAR (IRE) 6-10-08 Simon Munir Alan King
5-10520 DESERT CRY (IRE) 6-10-07 NYPD Racing Donald McCain
222533 COCKNEY TRUCKER (IRE) 10-10-07 Karola Vann Philip Hobbs
02-6134 THE BULL HAYES (IRE) 6-10-06 J Wholey Jessica Harrington IRE
30-3265 DIRAR (IRE) 7-10-05 M White/M Reeder/Emma Johansen-Wooder Gordon Elliott IRE
12-4120 EMPIRE LEVANT (USA) 5-10-05 Sir Alex Ferguson, Ged Mason, R Wood & P Done Paul Nicholls
31F5P-0 DEE EE WILLIAMS (IRE) 9-10-05 Give Every Man His Due Nick Gifford
11405-3 LOCAL HERO (GER) 5-10-05 P J Martin Steve Gollings
01-3F22 FAR AWAY SO CLOSE (IRE) 7-10-05 Gigginstown House Stud Paul Nolan IRE
3-20232 SAPHIR RIVER (FR) 6-10-04 Fat Gary Sports Michael Scudamore
1-5F1 MODULE (FR) 5-10-04 Simon Clarke Tom George
0135P1 ATTAGLANCE 6-10-04 H Young, G Eifert, R Snyder Malcolm Jefferson
211050 VIVA COLONIA (IRE) 7-10-04 Bolingbroke Racing, Mersey Racing David O’Meara
610120 ALDERWOOD (IRE) 8-10-04 J P McManus Tom Mullins IRE
F/111-06 SILVERHAND (IRE) 8-10-04 J P McManus Noel Meade IRE
11-U143 LIFESTYLE 6-10-03 The Turf Club & David Ford Nicky Henderson
04-5360 ALARAZI (IRE) 8-10-03 Johnny Eddis Lucy Wadham
20112/-0 SALUT FLO (FR) 7-10-02 Allan Stennett David Pipe
366041 IDARAH (USA) 9-10-02 Liam Mulryan Paul Cashman IRE
611P26 PLAN A (IRE) 5-10-02 Liam Mulryan Gordon Elliott IRE
311435 EDGARDO SOL (FR) 5-10-02 Axom XXXII Paul Nicholls
1-11134 HAZY TOM (IRE) 6-10-02 Alan Halsall Charlie Longsdon
21-P00P HELL’S BAY (FR) 10-10-02 A G Fear & A J Norman Colin Tizzard
12306/1/- SNAP TIE (IRE) 10-10-02 Diana Whateley Philip Hobbs
212 VULCANITE (IRE) 5-10-01 Pearl Bloodstock Ltd Charlie Longsdon
42-1113 MAGNIFIQUE ETOILE 5-10-01 Magnifique Etoile Partnership Charlie Longsdon
12-0200 HIGGY’S RAGAZZO (FR) 5-10-01 I Higginson Nicky Henderson
14-2121 IT’S A GIMME (IRE) 5-10-01 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
3304(3)2 MEGASTAR 7-10-01 Hinds Waddingham Arthur Herbert Gary Moore
110363 REDERA (IRE) 6-10-01 Peter William Partnership Tony Martin IRE
30-42F5 OLOFI (FR) 6-10-01 McNeill Family Tom George
30-1006 PATEESE (FR) 7-10-01 The Test Valley Partnership Philip Hobbs
3U4260 RIGIDITY 5-10-00 Pearn’s Pharmacies Ltd Tim Vaughan
0-00150 CICERON (IRE) 6-10-00 Verrier, Bowditch, Secretan Venetia Williams
62/11-03 DARE ME (IRE) 8-10-00 Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs
10//- MASTER OF ARTS (USA) 7-10-00 Roger Brookhouse David Pipe
2013-00 DAN BREEN (IRE) 7-10-00 Stuart & Simon Mercer David Pipe
1130(1)0 ABERGAVENNY 5-10-00 Dan Gilbert & Kristian Strangeway Brian Ellison
421 TED SPREAD 5-10-00 False Nose ‘n Glasses Partnership Paul Nicholls
10-1316 KNIGHT PASS (IRE) 6-10-00 Malcolm Denmark Warren Greatrex
541153 IL FENOMENO (ITY) 6-10-00 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade IRE
10321 IFYOULETMEFINISH (IRE) 5-10-00 Bradley Partnership Jeremy Scott
1321 BOURNE 6-10-00 Timeform Betfair Racing Club & M Taylor Donald McCain
1-13000 STREET ENTERTAINER (IRE) 5-9-13 Barnett, Manasseh & Partners David Pipe
42114 INGLEBY SPIRIT 5-9-13 Percy/Green Racing Richard Fahey
235312 COTILLION 6-9-13 Paul Vogt Ian Williams
1-12315 MAKE A TRACK (IRE) 6-9-13 Gigginstown House Stud Charlie Swan IRE
00-0330 SKI SUNDAY 7-9-12 Scarlet Pimpernel Tim Vaughan
0-01321 CITIZENSHIP 6-9-12 Fresh By Nature Syndicate Jessica Harrington IRE
01-1463 ARTHURIAN LEGEND 7-9-12 R T Kanter & A J Scrimgeour Philip Hobbs
214506 FLYCORN (IRE) 6-9-11 J J Devlin Tom Hogan IRE
P1140(0) COURT IN SESSION (IRE) 7-9-11 The Figjam Partnership Martin Keighley
3202-31 DREAM ESTEEM 7-9-11 Roger Brookhouse David Pipe
001-326 ART PROFESSOR (IRE) 8-9-11 Jeremy Hancock Venetia Williams
111/0-30 ORZARE (IRE) 6-9-10 Bryan Fry Gary Moore
122326 NEAREST THE PIN (IRE) 7-9-10 Sox Syndicate Tony Martin IRE
13/2/-011 ABOU BEN (IRE) 10-9-09 P McElroy Andy Oliver IRE
23-2324 CRYSTAL ROCK (IRE) 7-9-09 Bridget Hanbury Nicky Henderson
311401 DUL AR AN OL (IRE) 11-9-09 Rockview Racing Club John McConnell IRE
1213P-2 CELTUS (FR) 5-9-09 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
131223 JOHNS SPIRIT (IRE) 5-9-09 Christopher Johnston Jonjo O’Neill
1-3460(0) ZANIR (FR) 8-9-09 Laura Day Graeme McPherson
340-P16 AKULA (IRE) 5-9-09 Jay Three Racing Mark Tompkins
4U1131 DONTPAYTHEFERRYMAN (USA) 7-9-09 Koo’s Racing Club Brian Ellison
250111- RED MERLIN (IRE) 7-9-09 Timeform Betfair Racing Club & M Taylor Donald McCain
462112 STORMY WEATHER (FR) 6-9-09 Keith Hanson & Steve Catchpole Brian Ellison
D5-1U41 HEATHER ROYAL 6-9-08 Rita Brown Nicky Henderson
0-04111 CHESIL BEACH BOY 9-9-08 Chris Pugsley John Coombe
24-4P52 PASCHA BERE (FR) 9-9-08 Mr and Mrs Mark Tracey Nick Gifford
F0404F BARACAS (FR) 7-9-08 Martina Griffin Eoin Griffin IRE
130250 FIRST IN THE QUEUE (IRE) 5-9-08 Liam Breslin Nicky Henderson
3-66111 GRAMS AND OUNCES 5-9-08 Ron Williams John Flint
0120-3P NO SECRETS (IRE) 8-9-08 Malcolm Denmark David Pipe
101-530 PAINTBALL (IRE) 5-9-07 Alan Halsall Charlie Longsdon
02-11P(2) ASCENDANT 6-9-07 Andrew Reid Andrew Reid
0-63514 LUCAINDUBAI (IRE) 6-9-06 R J Gambarini Evan Williams
24303-0 MONETARY FUND (USA) 6-9-06 A Brooks Venetia Williams
5-50130 GRAFITE 7-9-05 Dr Jeff Dalton & C Shankland Brendan Powell
361060 KING’S PARADE 5-9-04 Aidan Whelan Aidan Whelan IRE
1B26 CRY OF FREEDOM (USA) 6-9-04 Bloomfields John Ferguson
41-1200 EASTLAKE (IRE) 6-9-04 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
5/000/0-2 KANDARI (FR) 8-9-03 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
224425 HELIUM (FR) 7-9-03 G Thompson, C J Leech, P Stock Sophie Leech
206542 KNIGHT IN PURPLE 8-9-02 A J Wall, G Hicks & N Hooper John Mackie
P0FPR6 GLENSTAL ABBEY (IRE) 8-9-02 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
221404 ROWAN TIGER 6-9-01 Paul Jenkins Dr Richard Newland
132400 BOOK’EM DANNO (IRE) 6-9-01 Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar Peter Bowen
262211- SILVERLORD (FR) 8-9-01 Miss Stephanie Swift Gordon Elliott IRE
1-11422 AINE’S DELIGHT (IRE) 6-8-13 Andrew Turnell Andy Turnell
342114 SNOW BLIZZARD (IRE) 5-8-13 Davies & Price Rebecca Curtis
622104 DRUMSHAMBO (USA) 6-8-12 The Grouse Partnership Venetia Williams
10/0063- OPEN DAY (IRE) 6-8-11 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
03U-511 DOUBLE HANDFUL (GER) 6-8-10 The Sunday Night Partnership Lawney Hill
108 entries
22 Irish-trained
THE FOLLOWING HORSE IS NOT QUALIFIED:
CLOSE HOUSE

MARTIN PIPE CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE
Class 2, £45,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 4.40pm, Friday, March 16, 2012, two miles and four and a half furlongs. For four-year-olds and
upwards rated 0-145. Penalties: after February 26, a winner of a hurdle race 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb. Entries
closed February 21 (193 entries), entries released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 10, final declaration
stage 10.00am, March 15. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not
include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
1-60201 THIRD INTENTION (IRE) 5-12-06 Robert and Sarah Tizzard Colin Tizzard
314424 I’MSINGINGTHEBLUES (IRE) 10-11-12 Jo Tracey David Pipe
220-111 MOLOTOF (FR) 5-11-12 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
41/-33 SERGENT GUIB’S (FR) 6-11-10 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
41F1 LOVCEN (GER) 7-11-09 The Barbury Apes Alan King
222533 COCKNEY TRUCKER (IRE) 10-11-09 Karola Vann Philip Hobbs
F63-00(2) SIR HARRY ORMESHER 9-11-09 David Sewell Alan King
046124 TORPHICHEN 7-11-08 Million in Mind Partnership Alan King
P-F5P(2)0 TORNADO BOB (IRE) 7-11-07 Diana Whateley Donald McCain
P13000 THARAWAAT (IRE) 7-11-07 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
12-4120 EMPIRE LEVANT (USA) 5-11-07 Sir Alex Ferguson, Ged Mason, R Wood & P Done Paul Nicholls
0-P0101 TENOR NIVERNAIS (FR) 5-11-07 Muhammad Nadeem Khan Venetia Williams
01-3F22 FAR AWAY SO CLOSE (IRE) 7-11-07 Gigginstown House Stud Paul Nolan IRE
02U205 BATTLE GROUP 7-11-07 Jolly Boys Outing David Pipe
460-053 I’M SO LUCKY 10-11-07 Sheila Brookhouse David Pipe
110-P4P QUARTZ DE THAIX (FR) 8-11-07 ROA Arkle Partnership Venetia Williams
1-5F1 MODULE (FR) 5-11-06 Simon Clarke Tom George
F5P222 SHOREACRES (IRE) 9-11-06 David Nash Brendan Powell
1313-2P WYSE HILL TEABAGS 7-11-06 Mr & Mrs Philip Smith Jim Goldie
3-20232 SAPHIR RIVER (FR) 6-11-06 Fat Gary Sports Michael Scudamore
F/111-06 SILVERHAND (IRE) 8-11-06 J P McManus Noel Meade IRE
0135P1 ATTAGLANCE 6-11-06 H Young, G Eifert, R Snyder Malcolm Jefferson
10-3214 FIRST FANDANGO 5-11-06 WRB Racing 40 & Premier Chance Racing Tim Vaughan
0-FP112 NAGPUR (FR) 6-11-06 Miss S Douglas-Pennant Venetia Williams
124P-64 DUNRAVEN STORM (IRE) 7-11-06 Karola Vann Philip Hobbs
P15111 ORIGINAL OPTION (IRE) 7-11-06 Mrs M O’Driscoll Noel Meade IRE
206-33(6) BARWELL BRIDGE 6-11-05 Mrs T Brown Warren Greatrex
611P26 PLAN A (IRE) 5-11-04 Liam Mulryan Gordon Elliott IRE
51-0600 PRINCE ERIK 8-11-04 Dr Ronan Lambe Dermot Weld IRE
20112/-0 SALUT FLO (FR) 7-11-04 Allan Stennett David Pipe
311435 EDGARDO SOL (FR) 5-11-04 Axom XXXII Paul Nicholls
46-54U6 TONER D’OUDAIRIES (FR) 5-11-04 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
4/611-45 VEILED 6-11-04 Pump & Plant Services Ltd Nicky Henderson
2366041 IDARAH (USA) 9-11-04 Liam Mulryan Paul Cashman IRE
6111/0-4 QASPAL (FR) 8-11-03 J P McManus Philip Hobbs
14-2121 IT’S A GIMME (IRE) 5-11-03 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
1F111 OPEN HEARTED 5-11-03 The Queen Nicky Henderson
30-1006 PATEESE (FR) 7-11-03 The Test Valley Partnership Philip Hobbs
003134 CONSIGLIERE (FR) 9-11-03 E A P Scouller David Pipe
101341 ARAB LEAGUE (IRE) 7-11-03 Stuart Mercer David Pipe
110363 REDERA (IRE) 6-11-03 Peter William Partnership Tony Martin IRE
5-31144 BALLY LEGEND 7-11-03 Brian Derrick Caroline Keevil
0-0131 OSCAR NOMINEE (IRE) 5-11-02 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
421 TED SPREAD 5-11-02 False Nose ‘n Glasses Partnership Paul Nicholls
62/11-03 DARE ME (IRE) 8-11-02 Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs
3U4260 RIGIDITY 5-11-02 Pearn’s Pharmacies Ltd Tim Vaughan
2013-00 DAN BREEN (IRE) 7-11-02 Stuart & Simon Mercer David Pipe
041-363 ACT OF KALANISI (IRE) 6-11-02 Clive Stedman & Dr Richard Newland Dr Richard Newland
2F-0000 SON OF FLICKA 8-11-02 Twenty Four Seven Recruitment Donald McCain
541153 IL FENOMENO (ITY) 6-11-02 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade IRE
13P2-55 AMERICAN TRILOGY (IRE) 8-11-02 Fulton, Donlon, Kilduff & Scott-MacDonald Paul Nicholls
2/04-632 LIKE MINDED 8-11-02 Jim Lewis, Derek Holder & Terry Warner Paul Nicholls
661-B03 MATUHI 9-11-02 Willsford Racing Incorporated David Pipe
1321 BOURNE 6-11-02 Timeform Betfair Racing Club & M Taylor Donald McCain
1130(1)0 ABERGAVENNY 5-11-02 Dan Gilbert & Kristian Strangeway Brian Ellison
10-1316 KNIGHT PASS (IRE) 6-11-02 Malcolm Denmark Warren Greatrex
1-13000 STREET ENTERTAINER (IRE) 5-11-01 Barnett, Manasseh & Partners David Pipe
5-13424 WELL REGARDED (IRE) 7-11-01 The Unusual Suspects Emma Lavelle
41121 CAPE DUTCH (IRE) 5-11-01 Bloomfields John Ferguson
2-11110 GRANDADS HORSE 6-11-01 Whites of Coventry Limited Charlie Longsdon
11131 MUSH MIR (IRE) 5-11-01 M Khan X2 Nicky Henderson
0-25110 OHIO GOLD (IRE) 6-11-01 P M Warren Colin Tizzard
235312 COTILLION 6-11-01 Paul Vogt Ian Williams
141-2F0 TONIC MELLYSSE (FR) 5-11-01 Simon Munir Paul Nicholls
1-12315 MAKE A TRACK (IRE) 6-11-01 Gigginstown House Stud Charlie Swan IRE
00-0330 SKI SUNDAY 7-11-00 Scarlet Pimpernel Tim Vaughan
121P-P1 RADETSKY MARCH (IRE) 9-11-00 Piers Pottinger Mark Bradstock
303312 BOCCIANI (GER) 7-11-00 John MacGregor Brian Ellison
10-0212 STAR NEUVILLE (FR) 6-11-00 Barry Connell John Hanlon IRE
116231 IXORA (IRE) 6-11-00 The Ixora Racing Partnership Jamie Snowden
102006 POZYC (FR) 6-11-00 John Brennan Willie Mullins IRE
0-01321 CITIZENSHIP 6-11-00 Fresh By Nature Syndicate Jessica Harrington IRE
05P211 CHANGING TIMES (IRE) 6-10-13 Nigel Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
30-3241 KELLS BELLE (IRE) 6-10-13 Brian, Gwen, Terri & Kelly Griffiths Nicky Henderson
621450 FLYCORN (IRE) 6-10-13 J J Devlin Tom Hogan IRE
0PP-233 WOLF MOON (IRE) 9-10-13 Louise Jones Martin Keighley
1143 TOP OF THE RANGE (IRE) 5-10-13 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Nicky Henderson
P1140(0) COURT IN SESSION (IRE) 7-10-13 The Figjam Partnership Martin Keighley
0-11514 SIVOLA DE SIVOLA (FR) 6-10-13 D O’Donohoe, S & P Nelson & D Silvester Tom George
23-2231 GROVE PRIDE 7-10-13 Trevor Hemmings Henry Daly
3202-31 DREAM ESTEEM 7-10-13 Roger Brookhouse David Pipe
16-3320 ERICHT (IRE) 6-10-13 Bridget Hanbury Nicky Henderson
4-22141 GORMANSTOWN CUCKOO 8-10-13 Val Butcher Michael Blake
001-326 ART PROFESSOR (IRE) 8-10-13 Jeremy Hancock Venetia Williams
14-5245 CLOUDY SPIRIT 7-10-13 Norma Harris Reg Hollinshead
10-121F CUCUMBER RUN (IRE) 7-10-13 The Goblyns Nicky Henderson
U-01020 FRONTIER DANCER (IRE) 8-10-12 Jump For Fun Racing Lawney Hill
120-211 TOUR D’ARGENT (FR) 5-10-12 Michael Buckley Nicky Henderson
213 ALL THE ACES (IRE) 7-10-12 Alan Spence Nicky Henderson
111/0-30 ORZARE (IRE) 6-10-12 Bryan Fry Gary Moore
22123 AMERICAN SPIN 8-10-11 G Collacott Luke Dace
100000 MARTIN SCRUFF (IRE) 6-10-11 Liam Mulryan Gordon Elliott IRE
0/214-11 POOLE MASTER 7-10-11 G Thompson David Pipe
4F-0440 INDIAN DAUDAIE (FR) 5-10-11 Timeform Betfair Racing Club & Clive Smith Paul Nicholls
351320 DOUBLE ROSS (IRE) 6-10-11 Options O Syndicate Nigel Twiston-Davies
4-13244 HE’LLBEREMEMBERED (IRE) 9-10-11 Mary Lett/Paul Fahey Paul Fahey IRE
213133 SECRET EDGE 4-10-11 Nigel Bunter & David Anderson Alan King
131223 JOHNS SPIRIT (IRE) 5-10-11 Christopher Johnston Jonjo O’Neill
113 PERPETUALLY (IRE) 6-10-11 Bloomfields John Ferguson
511032 LOS NADIS (GER) 8-10-11 Ian Dalgleish Jim Goldie
230P-16 FIULIN 7-10-11 Robin Geffen David Pipe
311401 DUL AR AN OL (IRE) 11-10-11 Rockview Racing Club John McConnell IRE
23-2324 CRYSTAL ROCK (IRE) 7-10-11 Bridget Hanbury Nicky Henderson
4U1131 DONTPAYTHEFERRYMAN (USA) 7-10-11 Koo’s Racing Club Brian Ellison
1-00251 DOONEY ROCK (IRE) 8-10-11 Rita McAllister Michael McElhone IRE
1213P-2 CELTUS (FR) 5-10-11 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson
3-66111 GRAMS AND OUNCES 5-10-10 Ron Williams John Flint
F0404F BARACAS (FR) 7-10-10 Martina Griffin Eoin Griffin IRE
421-11 NATIVE GALLERY (IRE) 7-10-10 William Tyrer Ben De Haan
2/1- BALGARRY (FR) 5-10-10 Brocade Racing David Pipe
0-1034(2) HARRY HUNT 5-10-10 Arion Racing Graeme McPherson
0120-3P NO SECRETS (IRE) 8-10-10 Malcolm Denmark David Pipe
41210 BAR DE LIGNE (FR) 6-10-10 Phil Martin Steve Gollings
1-22446 ARCTIC COURT (IRE) 8-10-10 Raymond & Anita Anderson Green Jim Goldie
50-242 BRASS TAX (IRE) 6-10-09 Carolyn Kendrick Ben Case
4U/0-141 VAST CONSUMPTION (IRE) 9-10-09 Michael O’Neill Willie Mullins IRE
001216 THAT’LL DO ME (IRE) 6-10-09 Mrs M McMahon Ted Walsh IRE
1332/-62 VOLADOR (IRE) 8-10-09 Louisville Syndicate II Philip Hobbs
60-2011 AIKIDEAU (FR) 5-10-09 The Stewart Family Richard Rowe
1140-12 PROBLEMA TIC (FR) 6-10-09 Sir Robert Ogden Nicky Henderson
1U0-044 ARRAYAN 7-10-08 Angela & Bill Tincknell David Pipe
24303-0 MONETARY FUND (USA) 6-10-08 A Brooks Venetia Williams
05/365-5 HOLLINS 8-10-08 R D Bickenson Micky Hammond
0-63514 LUCAINDUBAI (IRE) 6-10-08 R J Gambarini Evan Williams
4-21200 DECOY (FR) 6-10-08 Stef Stefanou David Pipe
P300-3(1) SECRET TUNE 8-10-08 R Davies Charlie Longsdon
6/130-02 THE PIER (IRE) 6-10-08 Allan Stennett David Pipe
210100 BABY WHIZZ (IRE) 6-10-08 J P McManus Tom Mullins IRE
13-0226 TONY STAR (FR) 5-10-07 Thurloe 51 Philip Hobbs
12-111 SPEED MASTER (IRE) 6-10-07 Walters Plant Hire Ltd Nicky Henderson
10321 CROSS OF HONOUR (IRE) 5-10-07 C Booth, J Hughes, M Ogilvy, R Perkins Charlie Longsdon
2-3110 MOUNTAINOUS (IRE) 7-10-07 Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Potter Nigel Twiston-Davies
5-50130 GRAFITE 7-10-07 Dr Jeff Dalton & C Shankland Brendan Powell
P3/0-605 AACHEN 8-10-07 Tony Bloom Venetia Williams
20P-133 THANKS FOR COMING 6-10-07 Unchartered Waters Nicky Henderson
F-03135 SHADOWS LENGTHEN 6-10-07 T A F Frost Mick Easterby
501-030 WHAT A CHARM (IRE) 5-10-06 Chris Jones Arthur Moore IRE
00-2145 DISTIME (IRE) 6-10-06 Maxilead Limited John Quinn
361060 KING’S PARADE 5-10-06 Aidan Whelan Aidan Whelan IRE
5141-03 TURNER BROWN (IRE) 8-10-06 Tracey O’Hare Michael O’Hare IRE
121100 ELSAFEER (IRE) 7-10-06 Delamere Cottage Racing Partners (1996) Tim Vaughan
P0/UPU-(0) HALLA SAN 10-10-06 Una Towell Richard Fahey
31300-6 SANTERA (IRE) 8-10-06 Jason Tucker Tony Carroll
41-1200 EASTLAKE (IRE) 6-10-06 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
0U1U20 ELY BROWN (IRE) 7-10-06 Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Taxi Hire Rachel Hobbs
224425 HELIUM (FR) 7-10-05 G Thompson, C J Leech, P Stock Sophie Leech
52-4211 CATLEEN (IRE) 8-10-05 Peter Boyd Willie Mullins IRE
214315 COLEBROOKE 4-10-05 TMT Grand Renee Robeson
22145 JOSEPH LISTER 5-10-05 Nicky Henderson Nicky Henderson
0-01210 STORM SURVIVOR (IRE) 6-10-05 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
5/000/0-2 KANDARI (FR) 8-10-05 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
2121P0 KING’S REALM (IRE) 5-10-04 Alison Thorpe & Don Jones Alison Thorpe
P0FPR6 GLENSTAL ABBEY (IRE) 8-10-04 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
0541 BIG EASY (GER) 5-10-04 Terry Warner Philip Hobbs
206542 KNIGHT IN PURPLE 8-10-04 A J Wall, G Hicks & N Hooper John Mackie
2122 ASHBRITTLE 5-10-04 Peter Deal & J L Rowsell David Pipe
10-6P00 BALE O’SHEA (IRE) 8-10-03 Tracey O’Hare Michael O’Hare IRE
0/615-10 CAVITE BETA (IRE) 6-10-03 Ann & Alan Potts Partnership Jim Dreaper IRE
5003(0)P PAUSE AND CLAUSE (IRE) 8-10-03 Robert Cohen Emma Lavelle
112-243 DESTROYER DEPLOYED 6-10-03 The Craftsmen Tim Vaughan
220-362 KUILSRIVER (IRE) 5-10-03 Mrs T Brown Nick Gifford
221404 ROWAN TIGER 6-10-03 Paul Jenkins Dr Richard Newland
211 KAZLIAN (FR) 4-10-03 Twelve Pipers Piping David Pipe
30-2615 LORD REDSGIRTH (IRE) 7-10-02 Imelda O’Shaughnessy Gordon Elliott IRE
1212U3 GRABTHEGLORY (IRE) 6-10-02 Stanley Cohen Gary Moore
00/U0-6F NAMPOUR (FR) 7-10-02 Terry Warner Colin Tizzard
000024 ROWLESTONE LAD 5-10-01 Ron Williams John Flint
032211 TARVINI (IRE) 7-10-01 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
042222 BEEF TO THE HEELS (IRE) 6-10-01 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
3-0511(6) GORES ISLAND (IRE) 6-10-01 Collins, Horsfall, Michael & O’Sullivan Noel Chance
13-P3P1 TOP SMART 6-10-00 The Calvera Partnership No 2 Seamus Mullins
503-000 SECRET DANCER (IRE) 7-10-00 BPD Ltd Alan Jones
622104 DRUMSHAMBO (USA) 6-10-00 The Grouse Partnership Venetia Williams
2U0-302 SHEER GENIUS (IRE) 7-9-13 O Finetto John Murphy IRE
10/0063- OPEN DAY (IRE) 6-9-13 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill
34/123/-0 ABBEVILLIAN (IRE) 8-9-12 A & J Allison, D Thomas & Partners Charles Egerton
241 LEMON DROP RED (USA) 4-9-12 John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd Paul Webber
522-134 LAMPS 5-9-11 Val Butcher Michael Blake
50/-40(3)0 WOOLFALL TREASURE 7-9-10 Andrew Bradmore Gary Moore
26U-631 SPIRIT D’ARMOR (FR) 6-9-10 Anthony Pye-Jeary Venetia Williams
11F022 DUSKY BOB (IRE) 7-9-10 Dan Gilbert Brian Ellison
1P2233 BELLE DE FONTENAY (FR) 7-9-09 George Baker & Partners George Baker
224310 MAGIC PROSPECT (FR) 5-9-07 Taylor & Frosell Charlie Mann
0-0023 TABLE MOUNTAIN (IRE) 5-9-07 Bill Hennessy Robbie Hennessy IRE
3116 XENOPHON 4-9-05 Holistic Racing Ltd Brendan Powell
046000 DUROOB 10-9-05 Rita Shah Oliver Brady IRE
004 MARTIAL LAW (IRE) 6-9-01 Robin Geffen David Pipe
22-3F0P BE KIND 6-7-13 F Michael Dai Williams
000(0) DALHAAN (USA) 7-7-12 Copped Hall Farm & Stud Luke Dace
189 entries
35 Irish-trained
THE FOLLOWING HORSES HAVE BEEN EXPUNGED:
FINAL APPROACH, SWEET MY LORD (FR)
THE FOLLOWING HORSES ARE NOT QUALIFIED:
CLOSE HOUSE, TAIKOO

THE JOHNNY HENDERSON GRAND ANNUAL CHASE CHALLENGE CUP (HANDICAP)
Class 1, Grade 3 Race, £75,000 Total Prize Fund. Cheltenham, 5.15pm, Friday, March 16, 2012, two miles and half a furlong. For five-year-old and
upwards. Penalties: after February 26, a winner of a chase 5lb. No penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb. Entries closed February 21 (49
entries), entries released February 23, weights revealed February 29. Six-day confirmation stage March 10, final declaration stage 10.00am, March 15.
Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up and including the racing of Sunday, February 26, 2012. May not include some overseas form.

Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
01651-2 FRENCH OPERA 9-11-12 Judy Wilson & Martin Landau Nicky Henderson
100-320 WOOLCOMBE FOLLY (IRE) 9-11-08 The Hon Mrs Townshend Paul Nicholls
003-223 CORNAS (NZ) 10-11-04 The Gascoigne Brookes Partnership III Nick Williams
4-30430 OISEAU DE NUIT (FR) 10-11-02 Terry Warner Colin Tizzard
1165-21 GIORGIO QUERCUS (FR) 7-11-02 Sir Robert Ogden Nicky Henderson
0F-1532 STAGECOACH PEARL 8-11-00 John Conroy & Jaqueline Conroy Sue Smith
003-1F3 TANKS FOR THAT (IRE) 9-10-13 Bridget Hanbury Nicky Henderson
32-1F11 KID CASSIDY (IRE) 6-10-09 J P McManus Nicky Henderson
60-1321 ASTRACAD (FR) 6-10-09 Raymond Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies
1153F4 TAKEROC (FR) 9-10-09 Chris Giles, Paul Nicholls & Julie Derham Paul Nicholls
112451 RENARD (FR) 7-10-08 ROA Arkle Partnership Venetia Williams
211323 NOTUS DE LA TOUR (FR) 6-10-08 D Bradshaw, J Dale, P Deal, J Smee, W Walsh David Pipe
012122 KUMBESHWAR 5-10-08 McNeill Family & Nigel Bunter Alan King
134-2F1 TOUBAB (FR) 6-10-07 Hills of Ledbury (Aga) Paul Nicholls
2013-00 DAN BREEN (IRE) 7-10-07 Stuart & Simon Mercer David Pipe
224160 KING EDMUND 9-10-07 Anthony Ward-Thomas Chris Gordon
343353 SALUDOS (IRE) 8-10-05 T A Curran Jessica Harrington IRE
121141 QUICUYO (GER) 9-10-05 D Coppola & James Ewart James Ewart
0-12141 ERADICATE (IRE) 8-10-04 Alan Spence Nicky Henderson
2-F5351 TARA ROYAL 7-10-03 Tim Leslie Donald McCain
2P-1621 BELLVANO (GER) 8-10-02 J P McManus Nicky Henderson
151312 FALCON ISLAND 7-10-02 The Butterwick Syndicate Colin Tizzard
160-1F0 ANQUETTA (IRE) 8-10-02 The Ten From Seven Nicky Henderson
3-14142 SHOT FROM THE HIP (GER) 8-10-02 J P McManus Edward O’Grady IRE
0-11244 LUCKY WILLIAM (IRE) 8-10-02 Garden Kingdom Syndicate Tom Cooper IRE
311435 EDGARDO SOL (FR) 5-10-02 Axom XXXII Paul Nicholls
20112/-0 SALUT FLO (FR) 7-10-01 Allan Stennett David Pipe
113U43 LANCETTO (FR) 7-10-01 R J Gambarini Evan Williams
1-3P111 QUINCY DES PICTONS (FR) 8-10-01 BPD Ltd Alan Jones
142122 SLIEVEARDAGH (IRE) 8-10-00 Simon Davis Edward O’Grady IRE
51-5460 SILK DRUM (IRE) 7-10-00 Anthony White Dianne Sayer
U13PP0 FREE WORLD (FR) 8-9-13 Clive Smith Arthur Moore IRE
43-0003 DE BOITRON (FR) 8-9-13 Mrs J Morgan & Lindsey Shaw Ferdy Murphy
366041 IDARAH (USA) 9-9-12 Liam Mulryan Paul Cashman IRE
B161P4 QUITO DU TRESOR (FR) 8-9-12 Jo Tracey Lucinda Russell
6-0301U CHARINGWORTH (IRE) 9-9-11 Simon Roberts & A & S Enterprises Ferdy Murphy
0PP463 NOMECHEKI (FR) 10-9-11 The Stewart Family Nick Gifford
P-10626 ULTIMATE 6-9-10 Dan Gilbert Brian Ellison
0/5-0110 OLDRIK (GER) 9-9-10 D J Jones Philip Hobbs
3-F124U NORTHER BAY (FR) 9-9-10 White Hares Syndicate Eoin Griffin IRE
212504 RILEYEV (FR) 7-9-07 John Mayne Venetia Williams
3P0P14 WAKE BOARD (FR) 7-9-06 J A Provan Dr Richard Newland
163456 MOON OVER MIAMI (GER) 11-9-05 Safest Syndicate 3 Charlie Mann
552002 PEAK RAIDER (IRE) 8-9-04 Swings & Roundabouts Syndicate Tommy Carberry IRE
4-32114 MARODIMA (FR) 9-9-03 Mareildar Racing Part 2 Jamie Snowden
3304(3)2 MEGASTAR 7-9-03 Hinds Waddingham Arthur Herbert Gary Moore
031161 NICEONEFRANKIE 6-9-02 The Gambling Cousins Venetia Williams
5P5053 WAR PARTY 8-8-10 J A Provan, C E Stedman, Prof D E Newland Dr Richard Newland
6/1210-4 NOVIKOV 8-8-09 Nick Shutts David Evans
49 entries
8 Irish-trained

INDEX TO HORSES ENTERED IN THE 11 FESTIVAL HANDICAPS
A New Story (IRE) GL
Aachen (GB) CC, PT, MP
Abbevillian (IRE) MP
Abergavenny (GB) CC, VOB, MP
Abou Ben (IRE) VOB
Ackertac (IRE) PL, BY
Across The Bay (IRE) PT
Act of Kalanisi (IRE) CC, MP
Adams Island (IRE) PT, FK
Aerial (FR) BY
Aigle d’Or (GB) JLT, BY
Aikideau (FR) CC, MP
Aikman (IRE) PL
Aimigayle (GB) JLT, BY
Aine’s Delight (IRE) VOB
Akula (IRE) VOB
Alarazi (IRE) VOB
Alasi (GB) PL
Alderluck (IRE) FK
Aldertune (IRE) FK
Alderwood (IRE) CC, VOB
Alfie Sherrin (GB) JLT, PT, FK
All The Aces (IRE) MP
Allthekingshorses (IRE) PT
American Spin (GB) MP
American Trilogy (IRE) CC, MP
Another Jewel (IRE) GL
Anquetta (IRE) JH
Any Currency (IRE) GL
Apt Approach (IRE) BY
Arab League (IRE) CC, MP
Arabella Boy (IRE) GL
Arbor Supreme (IRE) JLT, FK
Arctic Ben (IRE) PL
Arctic Court (IRE) CC, PT, MP
Ardlui (IRE) FW
Argocat (IRE) FW
Arnaud (IRE) FW
Arrayan (GB) MP
Art Professor (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Arthurian Legend (GB) CC, VOB
Artisan (GB) FW
Asaid (GB) FW
Ascendant (GB) VOB
Ashbrittle (GB) CC, MP
Ashkazar (FR) PT
Askmeroe (IRE) GL, FK
Astracad (FR) JH
Attaglance (GB) CC, VOB, MP
Auroras Encore (IRE) PT
Baby Mix (FR) FW
Baby Whizz (IRE) MP
Backstage (FR) GL, FK
Baile Anrai (IRE) JLT, FK
Bale O’Shea (IRE) MP
Balgarry (FR) CC, MP
Ballabriggs (IRE) JLT
Bally Legend (GB) CC, MP
Ballycolin (GB) FK
Ballyfitz (GB) GL
Ballyoliver (GB) PL, BY, FK
Ballyvesey (IRE) JLT, FK
Balthazar King (IRE) GL
Bar de Ligne (FR) CC, MP
Baracas (FR) CC, VOB, MP
Barel of Laughs (IRE) JLT, PL, FK
Barwell Bridge (GB) CC, PT, MP
Bat Masterson (IRE) FW
Batonnier (FR) CC
Battle Group (GB) PL, CC, PT, MP
Be Kind (GB) MP
Be There In Five (IRE) FK
Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) JLT, FK
Beckett Rock (IRE) PT
Beef To The Heels (IRE) MP
Belle de Fontenay (FR) MP
Bellflower Boy (IRE) PT
Bellvano (GER) JH
Benbane Head (USA) JLT, FK
Ben’s Folly (IRE) PT
Big Easy (GER) CC, MP
Billie Magern (GB) JLT, FK
Blackwell Synergy (FR) PT
Blazing Tempo (IRE) VOB
Blenheim Brook (IRE) JLT, FK
Bless The Wings (IRE) PL, BY
Blue Cannon (IRE) FW
Blue Destination (GB) FW
Bocciani (GER) MP
Book’em Danno (IRE) VOB
Bottman (IRE) JLT, PL, BY
Bourne (GB) CC, VOB, MP
Brackloon High (IRE) JLT, PL, FK
Bradbury (IRE) FW
Brampour (IRE) VOB
Brass Tax (IRE) CC, MP
Brilliant Barca (GB) FW
Brunswick Gold (IRE) FK
Buena Vista (IRE) PT
Calgary Bay (IRE) BY
Cannington Brook (IRE) JLT, BY
Cantlow (IRE) CC, PT
Cape Dutch (IRE) CC, MP
Cape Tribulation (GB) CC, PT
Cappa Bleu (IRE) JLT
Captain Americo (IRE) GL, FK
Captain Sharpe (GB) FW
Carlito Brigante (IRE) CC
Carpincho (FR) BY
Carribs Leap (IRE) PT
Carrickboy (IRE) PL, BY
Carrigmartin (IRE) BY
Catch Me (GER) PT
Catleen (IRE) CC, MP
Cavite Beta (IRE) CC, MP
Celtus (FR) CC, VOB, MP
Ceol Rua (IRE) CC
Chadford (GB) FW
Chamirey (FR) GL
Champion Court (IRE) BY
Chance du Roy (FR) JLT, BY
Changing Times (IRE) CC, MP
Charingworth (IRE) JLT, BY, JH
Charminster (IRE) PL
Chartreux (FR) PT
Chesil Beach Boy (GB) VOB
Chill (IRE) FW
Ciceron (IRE) VOB
Citizenship (GB) VOB, MP
City Theatre (IRE) PL
Clarion Call (GB) FW
Clerk’s Choice (IRE) VOB
Close House (GB) CC, VOB, MP
Cloudy Spirit (GB) MP
Cockney Trucker (IRE) CC, PT, VOB, MP
Colbert Station (IRE) PL, FK
Colebrooke (GB) FW, MP
Consigliere (FR) JLT, CC, BY, MP
Cooldine (IRE) GL
Cornas (NZ) JH
Cotillion (GB) CC, VOB, MP
Cottage Oak (IRE) FK
Countrywide Flame (GB) FW
Court In Session (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Court Red Handed (IRE) FK
Crack Away Jack (GB) JLT, BY
Crafty Roberto (GB) FW
Creekside (GB) FW
Criqtonic (FR) PL
Cross of Honour (IRE) CC, MP
Cry of Freedom (USA) VOB
Crystal Rock (IRE) VOB, MP
Cucumber Run (IRE) PL, MP
Dalhaan (USA) MP
Dan Breen (IRE) CC, BY, VOB, MP, JH
Dancing Tornado (IRE) GL
Dantes King (IRE) PL
Dare Me (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) FW
Darroun (IRE) FW
182.
Dawn Commander (GER) PT
De Boitron (FR) BY, JH
De Danu (IRE) GL
Deal Done (FR) BY, FK
Decoy (FR) CC, PT, MP
Dee Ee Williams (IRE) VOB
Definite Dawn (IRE) JLT, FK
Degas Art (IRE) PL
Den of Iniquity (GB) JLT
Desert Cry (IRE) VOB
Destroyer Deployed (GB) CC, MP
Devotion To Duty (IRE) PT
Dirar (IRE) VOB
Discoteca (GB) FW
Distime (IRE) MP
Divers (FR) JLT, BY
Doctor Pat (IRE) GL
Donnas Palm (IRE) PL
Dont Tell Sailor (IRE) JLT, PL, BY
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) VOB, MP
Dooney Rock (IRE) CC, PT, MP
Dorset Square (IRE) PT
Double Dizzy (GB) GL
Double Handful (GER) VOB
Double Ross (IRE) CC, MP
Dr Darcey (GB) FW
Dream Alliance (GB) GL
Dream Esteem (GB) VOB, MP
Drumshambo (USA) CC, VOB, MP
Dubawi Dancer (GB) FW
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) VOB, MP
Dunraven Storm (IRE) CC, MP
Duroob (GB) PT, MP
Dusky Bob (IRE) MP
Eagle Rock (IRE) FW
Eastlake (IRE) CC, PT, VOB, MP
Easydoesit (IRE) FW
Edeymi (IRE) FW
Edgardo Sol (FR) VOB, MP, JH
Educated Evans (IRE) PL, BY
El Lobo (FR) PL
Elsafeer (IRE) MP
Ely Brown (IRE) PT, MP
Emmaslegend (GB) CC
Empire Levant (USA) VOB, MP
Eradicate (IRE) JH
Ericht (IRE) MP
Estates Recovery (IRE) FK
Exmoor Ranger (IRE) JLT, FK
Faasel (IRE) FK
Fahrisee (IRE) FK
Fair Along (GER) JLT
Falcon Island (GB) PL, JH
Far Away So Close (IRE) PL, VOB, MP
Featherbed Lane (IRE) CC
Final Approach (GB) CC, VOB, MP
Fine Parchment (IRE) BY
Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) BY
Fire Fighter (IRE) FW
First Fandango (GB) CC, MP
First In The Queue (IRE) VOB
Fisher Bridge (IRE) JLT, CC, FK
Fiulin (GB) CC, PT, MP
Five Star Wilsham (IRE) JLT
Flycorn (IRE) VOB, MP
Fort View (IRE) FK
Fortification (USA) GL
Forty Five (IRE) PL
Forzy Origny (FR) FK
Four Commanders (IRE) FK
Fredo (IRE) GL, FK
Free World (FR) JH, JLT, BY, FK
French Opera (GB) JH
Frontier Dancer (IRE) CC, PT, MP
Frontier Spirit (IRE) FK
Fruity O’Rooney (GB) JLT
Galaxy Rock (IRE) PT
Gansey (IRE) BY
Garde Champetre (FR) GL
Gates of Rome (IRE) PL, BY
Gentleman Duke (IRE) FW
George Woolf (GB) FW
Get Me Out of Here (IRE) CC, PT, VOB
Gift of Dgab (IRE) PL, CC
Gilbarry (IRE) BY, FK
Giorgio Quercus (FR) BY, JH
Glam Gerry (IRE) BY
Glens Boy (IRE) FK
Glenstal Abbey (IRE) GL, CC, VOB, MP
Glenwood Knight (IRE) PT
Global Power (IRE) PT
Going Wrong (GB) PL
Golan Guy (IRE) PL, CC
Golden Chieftain (IRE) JLT, PL
Golden Gael (GB) CC
Gone To Lunch (IRE) GL, FK
Gores Island (IRE) MP
Gorgeous Sixty (FR) FW
Gormanstown Cuckoo (GB) MP
Gotoyourplay (IRE) FK
Grabtheglory (IRE) CC, MP
Grafite (GB) VOB, MP
Grams And Ounces (GB) VOB, MP
Grand Vision (IRE) PT
Grandads Horse (GB) CC, MP
Great Endeavour (IRE) BY
Grey Soldier (IRE) PL
Grove Pride (GB) MP
Gurtacrue (IRE) FK
Halla San (GB) MP
Halley (FR) GL
Hard To Swallow (IRE) PT
Harpsy Cord (IRE) PL, FK
Harry Hunt (GB) CC, MP
Hazy Tom (IRE) VOB
Heads Onthe Ground (IRE) GL
Heathcote (GB) CC
Heather Royal (GB) VOB
Hector’s Choice (FR) JLT, BY
Helium (FR) CC, VOB, MP
He’llberemembered (IRE) CC, MP
Hell’s Bay (FR) CC, VOB
Helpston (GB) FK
Higgy’s Ragazzo (FR) VOB
High Samana (GB) FW
Hills of Aran (GB) FK
Hinterland (FR) FW
His Excellency (IRE) FW
Hisaabaat (IRE) FW
Hold On Julio (IRE) JLT
Hollins (GB) MP
Holmwood Legend (GB) BY
Hopeful Start (IRE) PL, FK
Houblon des Obeaux (FR) PT
Hunt Ball (IRE) PL, BY
Idarah (USA) VOB, MP, JH
Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) VOB
Il Fenomeno (ITY) VOB, MP
I’m A Legend (GB) BY
I’m So Lucky (GB) MP
Immediate Response (IRE) CC
Imperial Shabra (IRE) PL
I’msingingtheblues (IRE) MP
Indian Daudaie (FR) MP
Ingleby Spirit (GB) VOB
Inside Dealer (IRE) FK
Inspector Clouseau (IRE) CC, PT
It’s A Gimme (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Ixora (IRE) CC, MP
Jack The Giant (IRE) BY
Jackies Solitaire (GB) FW
Jacks Island (IRE) GL
Jetson (IRE) PT
Johns Spirit (IRE) VOB, MP
Joseph Lister (GB) MP
Junior (GB) JLT
Kakagh (IRE) BY, FK
Kalann (IRE) VOB
Kandari (FR) VOB, MP
Kapga de Cerisy (FR) FW
Kayf Aramis (GB) PT
Kazlian (FR) FW, MP
Kells Belle (IRE) MP
Kid Cassidy (IRE) JH
Kie (IRE) FW
Kilcrea Asla (IRE) BY
King Edmund (GB) BY, JH
King of The Night (GER) CC
King’s Parade (GB) VOB, MP
King’s Realm (IRE) MP
Knight In Purple (GB) VOB, MP
Knight Pass (IRE) CC, PT, VOB, MP
Knock A Hand (IRE) CC
Knockara Beau (IRE) JLT
Kuilsriver (IRE) CC, MP
Kumbeshwar (GB) BY, JH
Lamps (GB) MP
Lancetto (FR) PL, JH
Last Time d’Albain (FR) PL
Le Burf (FR) JLT
Leanne (IRE) JLT
Lemon Drop Red (USA) FW, MP
Lexi’s Boy (IRE) FW
Lie Forrit (IRE) JLT
Life of A Luso (IRE) PL, BY
Lifestyle (GB) VOB
Lightning Strike (GER) PT
Like Minded (GB) MP
Lion Na Bearnai (IRE) JLT, FK
Local Hero (GER) VOB
Loose Preformer (IRE) JLT, FK
Lord Redsgirth (IRE) MP
Los Nadis (GER) MP
Lovcen (GER) MP
Lucaindubai (IRE) VOB, MP
Lucky William (IRE) JH
Luggers Hall (IRE) FW
Mad Moose (IRE) PL, BY
Made In Time (IRE) PL, FK
Maggie Connolly (IRE) CC
Magic Prospect (FR) MP
Magnanimity (IRE) JLT
Magnifique Etoile (GB) VOB
Mahfal (FR) FW
Major Malarkey (IRE) JLT
Make A Track (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Malanos (IRE) FW
Maljimar (IRE) GL
Marescsou (FR) JLT, BY, FK
Maringo Bay (IRE) FK
Mark The Book (IRE) FK
Marodima (FR) BY, JH
Marsh Warbler (GB) CC, VOB
Martial Law (IRE) CC, MP
Martin Scruff (IRE) CC, MP
Marufo (IRE) FK
Massini’s Maguire (IRE) JLT
Master Fiddle (GB) FK
Master of Arts (USA) VOB
Master of The Hall (IRE) JLT
Mattoral (GB) FW
Matuhi (GB) JLT, BY, MP
Megastar (GB) PL, CC, VOB, JH
Memorabilia (GB) FW
Merry King (IRE) PT
Micheal Flips (IRE) BY
Michel Le Bon (FR) FK
Mic’s Delight (IRE) JLT, PL, FK
Midnight Appeal (GB) FK
Midnight Haze (GB) GL
Milgen Bay (GB) PL
Military Bowl (USA) FW
Minella Class (IRE) PL, CC, FK
Miss Tique (FR) FW
Mister Hyde (IRE) FK
Module (FR) CC, VOB, MP
Mohanad (IRE) CC
Molotof (FR) CC, MP
Mon Mome (FR) JLT
Monetary Fund (USA) CC, VOB, MP
Moon Dice (IRE) VOB
Moon Over Miami (GER) JH
Mossley (IRE) JLT
Mostly Bob (IRE) JLT, FK
Moujik Borget (FR) FW
Mount Oscar (IRE) JLT, FK
Mountainous (IRE) MP
Mr Moonshine (IRE) PT
183.
Musawama (IRE) FW
Mush Mir (IRE) MP
Nagpur (FR) CC, PT, MP
Nampour (FR) MP
Native Gallery (IRE) CC, MP
Nearest The Pin (IRE) PL, VOB
Nedzer’s Return (IRE) GL
Neptune Equester (GB) FK
Niceonefrankie (GB) PL, BY, JH
Nikola (FR) FK
No Secrets (IRE) PT, VOB, MP
Noland (GB) JLT
Nomecheki (FR) JH
Norther Bay (FR) JH
Not So Sure Dick (IRE) FK
Notus de La Tour (FR) BY, JH
Novikov (GB) JH
Oca de Thaix (FR) FK
Ogee (GB) JLT
Ohio Gold (IRE) CC, MP
Oiseau de Nuit (FR) JH
Oldrik (GER) JH
Olofi (FR) VOB
On Borrowed Wings (IRE) JLT, FK
One Cool Shabra (IRE) FW
One Lucky Lady (GB) FW
Only Vintage (USA) BY
Open Day (IRE) PT, VOB, MP
Open Hearted (GB) MP
Original Option (IRE) CC, MP
Orsippus (USA) CC, PT
Orthodox Lad (GB) FW
Orzare (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Oscar Close (IRE) FK
Oscar Nominee (IRE) MP
Oscar Prairie (IRE) PT
Ostland (GER) JLT, PT
Otto The Great (FR) FW
Our Father (IRE) CC, PT
Our Girl Salley (IRE) CC
Our Island (IRE) FK
Our Mick (GB) JLT
Our Victoria (IRE) FK
Out Now (IRE) BY
Outlaw Pete (IRE) GL
Owen Glendower (IRE) PL
Ozeta (FR) FW
Paintball (IRE) VOB
Painter Man (FR) FK
Palace Jester (GB) PT
Pascha Bere (FR) VOB
Passato (GER) FK
Pateese (FR) VOB, MP
Pause And Clause (IRE) CC, MP
Peak Raider (IRE) BY, JH
Pearlysteps (GB) JLT, FK
Penny Max (IRE) JLT
Pentiffic (NZ) JLT, PL, BY, FK
Perpetually (IRE) CC
Perpetually (IRE) MP
Persian Gayle (IRE) CC
Pettifour (IRE) PT
Pickamus (FR) BY
Pickapocketortwo (IRE) CC
Pigeon Island (GB) BY
Pineau de Re (FR) PT
Piraya (FR) FK
Plan A (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Plein Pouvoir (FR) BY, FK
Poole Master (GB) CC, PT, MP
Poungach (FR) PT
Pozyc (FR) CC, MP
Prince Erik (GB) CC, PT, MP
Problema Tic (FR) CC, MP
Prophete de Guye (FR) JLT
Prospect Wells (FR) VOB
Pur Style (FR) FW
Pure Faith (IRE) BY
Qaspal (FR) MP
Qhilimar (FR) FK
Qianshan Leader (IRE) JLT, FK
Quantitativeeasing (IRE) JLT
Quartz de Thaix (FR) CC, PT, MP
Quezac de La Roque (FR) GL
Quicuyo (GER) JH
Quincy des Pictons (FR) PL, BY, JH
Quito du Tresor (FR) BY, JH
Qulinton (FR) PT
Radetsky March (IRE) CC, BY, MP
Ranjaan (FR) FW
Raptor (FR) PL
Raya Star (IRE) VOB
Really Unique (IRE) PT
Rebel du Maquis (FR) BY
Red Inca (GB) FW
Red Merlin (IRE) VOB
Red Not Blue (IRE) CC
Redera (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Reindeer Dippin (GB) CC, PT
Renard (FR) BY, JH
Restless Harry (GB) CC, PT
Rick (FR) CC, PT
Rigidity (GB) VOB, MP
Riguez Dancer (GB) JLT, BY, FK
Rileyev (FR) BY, JH
Riptide (GB) PT
Roalco de Farges (FR) PL
Roberto Goldback (IRE) JLT
Roudoudou Ville (FR) BY
Rowan Tiger (GB) VOB, MP
Rowlestone Lad (GB) MP
Royal Bonsai (GB) FW
Royal Charm (FR) JLT
Royal Opera (GB) FW
Royal Reverie (GB) FW
Runshan (IRE) JLT, FK
Russian War (IRE) CC, PT
Saddlers Storm (IRE) GL, FK
Safran de Cotte (FR) PT
Sailors Warn (IRE) VOB
Saint Are (FR) PL
Saludos (IRE) JH
Salut Flo (FR) JLT, BY, VOB, MP, JH
Santera (IRE) MP
Saphir River (FR) CC, PT, VOB, MP
Sarabad (FR) FW
Sarando (GB) JLT
Schindler’s Gold (IRE) PL, BY
School For Scandal (IRE) FW
Scotsbrook Cloud (GB) CC, PT
Scotsirish (IRE) GL
Seabass (IRE) JLT, BY
Secret Dancer (IRE) MP
Secret Edge (GB) CC, FW, MP
Secret Tune (GB) CC, PT, MP
Sergent Guib’s (FR) CC, PT, MP
Shadows Lengthen (GB) MP
Shakervilz (FR) JLT, GL, BY, FK
Sheer Genius (IRE) MP
Shoegazer (IRE) CC, PT
Shoreacres (IRE) CC, PT, MP
Shot From The Hip (GER) PL, JH
Silk Drum (IRE) JH
Silverhand (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Silverlord (FR) VOB
Sir du Bearn (FR) PL
Sir Harry Ormesher (GB) CC, MP
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) PT
Sire de Grugy (FR) VOB
Sivola de Sivola (FR) CC, PT, MP
Sizing Australia (IRE) GL
Ski Sunday (GB) CC, VOB, MP
Skint (GB) PL
Slieveardagh (IRE) PL, JH
Slippers Percy (IRE) FK
Smad Place (FR) CC
Snap Tie (IRE) VOB
Snow Blizzard (IRE) VOB
Solaras Exhibition (IRE) FW
Soldatino (FR) CC
Soliwery (FR) FW
Somatic (IRE) GL
Some Target (IRE) JLT, GL
Son of Flicka (GB) CC, MP
Sona Sasta (IRE) FK
Sonofvic (IRE) CC, PT
Special Robon (FR) FW
Speed Master (IRE) MP
Spirit d’Armor (FR) CC, MP
Spirit River (FR) CC
Sportsmaster (IRE) FW
Stagecoach Pearl (GB) JH
Star Neuville (FR) MP
Star of Angels (GB) CC, PT
Starluck (IRE) VOB
Stars du Granits (FR) CC
Start Me Up (IRE) FK
Stewarts House (IRE) BY
Stonemaster (IRE) CC
Storm Survivor (IRE) CC, MP
Stormy Weather (FR) VOB
Stow (GB) PT
Street Entertainer (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Strongbows Legend (GB) FK
Strongpoint (IRE) GL
Summery Justice (IRE) JLT, FK
Sunnyhillboy (IRE) PT, FK
Sweet My Lord (FR) CC, PT, MP
Swing Bill (FR) JLT, FK
Szabo’s Destiny (GB) FW
Table Mountain (IRE) MP
Taikoo (GB) MP
Takeroc (FR) JH
Tally Em Up (IRE) GL
Tanks For That (IRE) JH
Tap Night (USA) CC
Tara Royal (GB) JH
Tarn Hows (IRE) CC
Tartak (FR) BY
Tarvini (IRE) PT, MP
Ted Spread (GB) VOB, MP
Temple Lord (FR) PL, FK
Tenor Nivernais (FR) CC, PT, MP
Thanks For Coming (GB) MP
Tharawaat (IRE) JLT, FK, MP
That’ll Do (GB) PL
That’ll Do Me (IRE) MP
The Bull Hayes (IRE) VOB
The Cockney Mackem (IRE) PL, BY
The Falklander (GB) FK
The Giant Bolster (GB) JLT, BY
The Hard Hat (IRE) JLT, FK
The Hollinwell (GB) JLT, FK
The Package (GB) JLT
The Panama Kid (IRE) PL
The Pier (IRE) CC, PT, MP
The Quiet Hawk (IRE) FW
The Sawyer (BEL) FK
Thehillofuisneach (IRE) PT
Third Intention (IRE) CC, VOB, MP
Tiger O’Toole (IRE) PL
Time For Rupert (IRE) JLT
Time For Spring (IRE) FK
Time Out (IRE) PL
Timesawastin (IRE) CC
Tiptoeaway (IRE) PL
Toner d’Oudairies (FR) CC, PT, MP
Tonic Mellysse (FR) CC, MP
Tony Star (FR) MP
Top of The Range (IRE) MP
Top Smart (GB) CC, MP
Tornado Bob (IRE) CC, PT, MP
Torphichen (GB) MP
Toubab (FR) JH
Tour d’Argent (FR) MP
Tour des Champs (FR) PT
Tranquil Sea (IRE) BY
Trenchant (GB) PL
Triangular (USA) FK
Triolo d’Alene (FR) PL, BY
Tullamore Dew (IRE) JLT, BY
Tullintain (IRE) JLT, FK
Turner Brown (IRE) PT, MP
U B Carefull (GB) PL
Ubi Ace (GB) VOB
Ulck du Lin (FR) FW
Ultimate (GB) JH
Un Guet Apens (FR) FW
Uncle Junior (IRE) GL
Undertheboardwalk (IRE) CC
Une Artiste (FR) FW
Unex Picasso (GB) FW
Unforgettable (IRE) PL
Up The Beat (GB) FK
Ut de Sivola (FR) FW
Valid Point (IRE) PL
Valley View (IRE) FK
Vast Consumption (IRE) CC, MP
Veiled (GB) CC, MP
Vendor (FR) FW
Via Galilei (IRE) VOB
Vino Griego (FR) PL, BY
Viva Colonia (IRE) VOB
Volador (IRE) PT, MP
Volcan Surprise (FR) FW
Vulcanite (IRE) VOB
Wake Board (FR) JH
Walkon (FR) JLT
War Party (GB) JH
Wayward Glance (GB) FW, PT
Webberys Dream (GB) PL
Wedger Pardy (IRE) GL
Well Hello There (IRE) PT
Well Regarded (IRE) CC, MP
Wellforth (IRE) GL
West Brit (IRE) FW
Westmeath (GB) PL
What A Charm (IRE) MP
Whinstone Boy (IRE) FK
White Fusion (GB) FW
White Star Line (IRE) PL
Wolf Moon (IRE) GL, PT, FK, MP
Woolcombe Folly (IRE) BY, JH
Woolfall Treasure (GB) CC, MP
Wymott (IRE) JLT, FK
Wyse Hill Teabags (GB) CC, MP
Xenophon (GB) FW, MP
Your Busy (IRE) FK
Zanir (FR) VOB
Zarrafakt (IRE) JLT
KEY
JLT – JLT SPECIALTY HANDICAP CHASE
GL – CLENFARCLAS CROSS COUNTRY
CHASE
PL – PULTENEY LAND INVESTMENTS
NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE
CC – CORAL CUP
FW – FRED WINTER JUVENILE HANDICAP
HURDLE
PT – PERTEMPS FINAL
BY – BYRNE GROUP PLATE
FK – FULKE WALWYN KIM MUIR HANDICAP
CHASE
VOB – VINCENT O’BRIEN HANDICAP CHASE
MP – MARTIN PIPE CONDITIONAL
JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE
JH – JOHNNY HENDERSON GRAND
ANNUAL HANDICAP CHASE

My thanks to Racenews for the information

NJ Henderson profile, past festival winners, and comments on this year’s runners

This is the full press release from Cheltenham on the Nicky Henderson media day

                                                                 

NICKY HENDERSON

Nicky Henderson has remained at the top of his profession after almost 34 years with a training licence and he looks set to lay down his strongest challenge for the trainers’ championship in a bid to end the six-season dominance of Paul Nicholls.

Henderson was born in Lambeth, London, on December 10, 1950, and his late father Johnny founded Racecourse Holdings Trust, the Jockey Club subsidiary (and forerunner of Jockey Club Racecourses), which saved Cheltenham Racecourse and now has 14 courses under its umbrella.

He was educated at Eton and the Royal Agricultural College and spent time working for city stockbrokers Cazenove in London and Australia, where he gained experience riding work at Randwick, before devoting himself full-time to racing.

Henderson first made his name in Britain as an amateur rider, finishing runner-up three times in the non-professional championship. His main wins came on Happy Warrior in the 1977 Fox Hunters Chase at Aintree and on Acquaint in Sandown’s Imperial Cup in the same year.

His 50th win as an amateur was Strange Love at Folkestone on October 3, 1977, and his final ride was aboard the victorious Rolls Rambler in the Horse & Hound Cup at Stratford in June, 1978, his 78th success.

He had become assistant trainer to Fred Winter in 1974 and received his own training licence in July, 1978, taking over from Roger Charlton at Windsor House Stables in Lambourn. He soon established himself as one of the leading members of his profession and landed the jump trainers’ title in both 1985/6 and 1986/7.

In 1992, Henderson moved his string to Seven Barrows stables, just to the north of Lambourn, in a straight swap with fellow trainer Peter Walwyn. That same year saw him added to the royal trainers’ list with the Queen Mother sending him three horses, including New Zealand Grand National winner Nearco Bay. The Queen is still among his owners.

Henderson is the most successful current trainer at the Cheltenham Festival with 39 successes and second on the all-time list, just one win behind the great Fulke Walwyn.

He enjoyed two winners at The Festival in 2011 including a first success in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, thanks to the Robert Waley-Cohen owned Long Run, who was partnered by amateur Sam Waley-Cohen.

He took the Thomas Pink leading trainer award at The Festival last in 2010 with three victories and was the most successful or joint most successful trainer also in 2000 (4); 1993 (2); 1992 (2); 1990 (2); 1987 (2); 1986 (3) and 1985 (3).

Alongside Peter Easterby, he is jointly the most successful trainer in the history of the Stan James Champion Hurdle with five wins (See You Then 1985, 1986 & 1987, Punjabi 2009 and Binocular 2010).

Henderson’s other major winners at the Cheltenham Festival include Remittance Man in the 1992 sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase as well as Rustle (1989) and Bacchanal (2000) in what is now the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

Soldatino’s victory in the 2010 JCB Triumph Hurdle was Henderson’s fifth in the race after First Bout (1985), Alone Success (1987), Katarino (1999) and Zaynar (2009).

At The Festival in 2006, Henderson landed an emotional triumph in the race named to commemorate his father, the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase, with Greenhope.

There have been many other major Jump race successes and he has also done well on the Flat, with victories in the Betfred Cesarewitch (2003 Landing Light, 2008 Caracciola), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2009 Caracciola) and Ascot Stakes (2011 Veiled) at Royal Ascot, plus the Goodwood Stakes (2010 Ghimaar).

Mick Fitzgerald was his long-time stable jockey until retirement in 2008, when Barry Geraghty took over. Geraghty splits his time between Britain and his home in Ireland, and has continued in as successful a vein as his predecessor.

Henderson had his best ever total of 153 winners in the 2010/11 campaign, which saw Long Run develop into Britain’s best chaser, and accrued just over £2.2 million in prize money, another personal best, as he finished runner-up in the trainers’ championship (decided on prize money) for a third successive season.

He celebrated his 2,000th Jump winner when Punchestowns triumphed in a graduation chase at Kempton on February 11, 2011.

He currently lies a close second behind Paul Nicholls in the trainers’ championship, with close to £1.4 million in prize money.

This season has already yielded Grade One success courtesy of Binocular in the William Hill Christmas Hurdle at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, while Riverside Theatre landed a repeat victory in the Grade One Betfair Ascot Chase in February on his seasonal reappearance.

Grandouet collected the Grade Two StanJames.com International at Cheltenham in December, while on the same card Quantitativeeasing took the Grade Three Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup.

Finian’s Rainbow, runner-up in last year’s Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase, landed the Grade Two Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton Park, while the latest superstar on the block is Sprinter Sacre, who is still a novice but was a facile winner from seasoned rivals in the Grade Two Game Spirit Chase at Newbury on February 17. Sprinter Sacre, owned by Caroline Mould, has won all three of races over fences.

Long Run was runner-up behind Kauto Star on both the Betfair Chase at Haydock and the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton Park but returned to winning ways last time out when giving 10lb to his stable companion Burton Port in the Grade Two Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury on February 17.

Henderson best seasonal tally was 153 British winners in 2010/2011, while this season he has sent out 128 scorers up to the start of racing on Tuesday, February 28.

NICKY HENDERSON’S 39 WINNERS AT THE FESTIVAL

JCB Triumph Hurdle

1985 First Bout, 1987 Alone Success, 1999 Katarino, 2009 Zaynar, 2010 Soldatino

Stan James Champion Hurdle

1985, 1986 & 1987 See You Then, 2009 Punjabi, 2010 Binocular

Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase

1991 Remittance Man, 1993 Travado, 2000 Tiutchev

sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase

1992 Remittance Man

William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

1986 River Ceiriog, 1992 Flown

Cathcart Chase

1990 Brown Windsor, 1994 Raymylette, 1999 & 2000 Stormyfairweather

Ladbrokes World Hurdle

1989 Rustle, 2000 Bacchanal

Byrne Group Plate

1985 & 1986 The Tsarevich, 2005 Liberthine, 2006 Non So

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase

1990 Master Bob, 2002 The Bushkeeper, 2005 Juveigneur

Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle

1993 Thumbs Up, 1997 Barna Boy

JLT Specialty Handicap Chase

2000 Marlborough

RSA Chase

2005 Trabolgan

Ryanair Chase

2006 Fondmort

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

2006 Greenhope

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

2009 Andytown

 

Coral Cup

2010 Spirit River

Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup

2011 Long Run

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

2011 Bobs Worth

 

LONG RUN (FR)

7 b g Cadoudal (FR) – Libertina (FR) (Balsamo (FR))

Form: 21211113/1211113/311-221  Jockey: Robert Waley-Cohen Breeder: Marie-Christine Gabeur

Nicky Henderson said: “He did a bit of work this morning. He will have one session with Yogi (Briesner) next Wednesday and he will not see a fence between now and then. He will wear earplugs in the paddock at Cheltenhamand going to the start but he won’t wear them in the race. That was what we did at Newbury. That was the first time we had taken them out at the start. If you start in them, you have to finish in them. It is just to take the parade out if you like. Then he can have a rush of adrenalin. It was a good gallop at Newbury though not what Kauto (Star) was going at Haydock and Kempton. Haydock is a very different track to anything else at the moment – it favours speed which did not suit him. Kempton is better for him and Newbury even better than that. I don’t think there is any doubt that this is a different Kauto to the one we were playing with last season when we were two-nil up. Now it is two all so it is going to be a very interesting battle. I have a nasty feeling that public opinion will go to the old favourite and I will be sat in a little corner and be very unpopular if we happen to beat him. Last year we hoped for a great race and it was. It is building up to be the same thing this year. There is all to play for and there isn’t much between the two horses. I do think Kauto has to be better than he was last season. He was going through a little patch then and no doubt that was why there were a lot of people baying for Kauto’s retirement at the end of last season – the only thing I can say is that I wish Paul (Nicholls) had done so – it would have made life a lot easier!”

Long Run began his career with French trainer Guillaume Macaire, initially racing in the colours of breeder Marie-Christine Gabeur who, with her husband, Benoit, is based in the Mayenne region of north west France. He finished runner-up to Viotti, beaten three lengths, in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil on his career debut in May, 2008, and got off the mark later that month when defeating the smart Mr Thriller by two lengths in a Listed hurdle over two and a quarter miles at the same venue. That is when the offers started to flow in.

Long Run was beaten a length by Viotti on his next start on June 17 and on September 4 he carried the colours of Robert Waley-Cohen (after a deal brokered by Highflyer Bloodstock) for the first time when returning to the winner’s enclosure. Benoit Gicquel was the jockey for the first four starts and then David Cottin took over. The gelding won the following month’s Grade Two Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy (an 18-furlong hurdle) by six lengths, while his first Grade One triumph came on November 9 in the Prix Cambaceres .

Long Run had a four-month break before returning to action with victory in a Grade Three hurdle in March, 2009.  Sam Waley-Cohen, the owner’s son and amateur rider, partnered the gelding for the first time on a racecourse when third in another Grade Three on April 7 which turned out to be his final start over hurdles. Cottin was back in the saddle for the first chase win on May 3 and Long Run went on to finish runner-up in the Grade One Prix Ferdinand Dufaure on May 24, going down by half a length to Rubi Ball,

The chaser returned to action in the autumn with a four-race winning streak. He took a Grade Two chase by six lengths from Rubi Ball on his seasonal debut in October and the following month again defeated the same rival in the Grade One Prix Maurice Gillois Grand Steeple Chase 4 Ans. He raced 12 times in France, on each occasion at Auteuil, the country’s main jump racing venue and his French record was eight wins, three seconds and a third.

He moved to Nicky Henderson’s Lambourn yard shortly after that Grade One triumph and made a stunning British debut with a 13-length drubbing of Tazbar in the Grade One Feltham Novices’ Chase over three miles at Kempton in the December of 2009, with Sam Waley-Cohen on board.

Long Run dropped back to two miles for the Grade Two Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick in February, 2010, and easily landed the spoils by 12 lengths, despite some less than fluent jumping. Similar errors cost him at the 2010 Cheltenham Festival as he made several mistakes when third behind Weapon’s Amnesty and stable companion Burton Port in the Grade One RSA Chase over an extended three miles.

Long Run started his 2010/2011 campaign with a first foray into handicap company in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham in November when, despite being sent off the red-hot 2/1 favourite, he could only take third behind Little Josh in the two mile, four and a half furlong race.

The introduction of earplugs alongside sessions with a Harley Street chiropractor and jumping lessons from Yogi Breisner meant that Long Run lined up for Kempton Park’s rearranged King George VI Chase on January 15, 2011, a revitalised horse. Always tracking the leaders, he moved up to take the advantage three fences out and soon powered clear of his rivals for a stunning 12-length success over Riverside Theatre, with defending champion Kauto Star a further seven lengths back in third.

Long Run struck a further blow for the younger generation in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 18, 2011. as he became the first six-year-old to triumph in chasing’s Blue Riband since Mill House in 1963. A couple of early errors looked set to cost the young pretender but he moved up to take the lead from Denman approaching the final fence and powered up the famous Cheltenham Hill for an emphatic seven-length success. Long Run also recorded the fastest time in the race’s history, winning in 6m 29.70s to eclipse the previous best set by Looks Like Trouble in 2000, while Sam Waley-Cohen became the first amateur in 30 years to win the Cheltenhamshowpiece.

He missed a possible tilt at the totesport Bowl at Aintree’s John Smith’s Grand National meeting and ended the 2010/11 season as the top-rated chaser in training with a rating of 182 – a mark only surpassed in the past 10 years by Kauto Star (186 – 2008/09) and Master Minded (186 – 2007/08).

This season began at Haydock Park on November 19, when he lined up in the Grade One Betfair Chase. Long Run started 6/5 favourite as he took on six rivals including Kauto Star. Long Run did not with any great fluency and after a series of mistakes was always playing catching with Kauto Star, who made all to score by eight lengths. To his credit, Long Run rallied well to get as close as he did to Kauto Star in second place.

Next time out he was fancied to overturn placings with Kauto Star as the pair met again in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day. For the second time, it was the Paul Nicholls-trained veteran who came out on top, as Long Run was once again let down by his jumping. He did get closer to Kauto Star this time though, as he rallied close home to go down by a length and a quarter. He completed his Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup preparation in the rearranged Grade Two Betfair Chase at Newbury on February 17. Having undergone a further schooling session with Yogi Breisner, Long Run jumped with far greater fluency as battled well to come home half a length ahead of Burton Port (received 10lb).

Race Record: Starts: 21; Wins: 13; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £1,209,737

BINOCULAR (FR)

8 b g Enrique – Bleu Ciel Et Blanc (FR) (Pistolet Bleu (IRE))

            Jump Form: 1121/113/5311/3114-3211   Owner: J P McManus    Breeder: Elie Lellouche

Nicky Henderson said: “He is just in very good form. We were going to Newbury to have a gallop, because I thought he would need it, but we went to Wincanton for a race and did not look like he needed a run at all. Maybe we don’t need to do too much more with him. He looks slick and happy – he enjoyed his race the other day and seemed back to himself. Hurricane Fly is there and is there to be beaten. We thought we were going into the Champion Hurdle with three horses and now we have one which shows how fickle this game is. If you think the next fortnight is going to be fun, you must be joking. With what we saw at Wincanton, maybe one will do. I hope so. I know he is not everybody’s favourite but I love him. He is pretty unlucky not to have had a higher Cheltenham profile – I would have thought he would have won three Champion Hurdles by now but life hasn’t been easy for him or me.”

Bred by French trainer Elie Lellouche, Binocular is from the family of Derby winner Kris Kin and other top-class Flat performers Warrsan, Luso and Needle Gun. Binocular commenced his career with Lellouche on the Flat with a pair of nine-furlong victories at the end of his two-year-old season. He raced five times as a three-year-old in 2007, with four of his five starts coming in Listed races and displayed a good level of ability with two runner-up efforts in that grade over 10 furlongs at Longchamp in May and Chantilly in July. That latter effort was his last before his sale to owner J P McManus and a switch to Nicky Henderson’s Lambourn yard. He won his British Jump debut in a soft ground two-mile novice hurdle at Ascot in January, 2008. He captured the following month’s Grade Two Adonis Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton and was then runner-up to Captain Cee Bee in the Grade One William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival in March, 2008. On only his fourth start over timber, he landed the Grade One Anniversary 4YO Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree by seven lengths from Celestial Halo. He opened the 2008/09 season with victory at Haydock in November and then impressed with a four and a half length win over Celestial Halo in the rescheduled Grade Two StanJames.com International at Ascot the following month. He finished third in the 2009 Grade One Stan James Champion Hurdle, just half a length behind stablemate Punjabi. Much was expected ahead of the 2009/10 season but he was only seven lengths fifth to Go Native on his seasonal return in the Grade One stanjames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle in November. He posted a better effort when third to the same rival in the Grade One williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and cruised

 

lineto success when 1/7 favourite in the Listed Contenders Hurdle at Sandown in February, 2010. Connections reported 11 days after that win that Binocular was unlikely to run again that season due to a muscular problem but his condition improved dramatically and he was allowed to take his chance in the 2010 Grade One Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. He posted an impressive victory as he took the lead two out and raced clear for a three and a half length triumph over Khyber Kim, with stablemate Zaynar a further six lengths adrift. The 2010/2011 season again started with defeat in the stanjames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle, which was run at Newbury, as he faded in the closing stages to come home third behind the Donald McCain-trained Peddlers Cross. Binocular again showed the benefit of his seasonal return as he produced an excellent performance to take the williamhill.comChristmas Hurdle at Kempton in January, 2011, when he beat another of McCain’s top hurdlers, Overturn, by three and three quarter lengths. He made a quick reappearance with a second successive start in the Listed Contenders Hurdle at Sandown in February, but was forced to miss The Festival last year after a substance used to treat an allergy two weeks before the Stan James Champion Hurdle remained in his system. Binocular instead lined up in the Grade One John Smith’s  Aintree Hurdle the following month but failed to stay the two and a half mile trip and came home fourth behind stable companion Oscar Whisky. He returned to two miles for the Grade One Punchestown Champion Hurdle in May and came third to reigning Stan James Champion Hurdle winner Hurricane Fly and Thousand Stars. Binocular started the current campaign with a third successive appearance in the Grade One stanjames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on November 26 and he once again met with defeat, this time going down by four and a half lengths to Overturn. As with previous years, Binocular produced a better effort on his next appearance as he retained his crown in Kempton’s williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle on December 26 with a thrilling neck verdict over Rock On Ruby. Binocular underwent a minor wind operation shortly after that success and warmed up for Cheltenham in the Grade Two Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on February 18 after stable companion Grandouet was scratched from the race. Binocular produced a faultless display as he cruised up to take the lead from Celestial Halo nearing the final flight before going away for a facile six-length success.

Jump Race Record: Starts: 19; Wins: 11; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 4; Win & Place Prize Money: £719,808

BARBERS SHOP (GB)

10 b g Saddler’s Hall (IRE) – Close Harmony (Bustino)

Form: 1/3122U/124121/217/0430P/0P-11 Owner: The Queen Breeder: Queen Elizabeth

Barbers Shop could is set to try and give Her Majesty The Queen a first success at the Cheltenham in the year she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. The Saddler’s Hall gelding was bred by the late Queen Mother and made his debut for the Queen in a very competitive Wincanton bumper in March , 2006, defeating Denman’s full-brother Silverburn by a short-head. He made his hurdling bow at Newbury that November, finishing third to Sizing Europe. Victory followed at Ascot the following month but, despite twice going close, he was unable to win any of his three subsequent starts that season. A success over hurdles at Southwell in June, 2007 preceded a switch to fences in December when he finished runner-up to Big Buck’s. His next outing produced a fourth place finish in the Grade One Feltham Novices’ Chase at Kempton and he returned to that venue for a beginners’ chase success over an extended two and a half miles in February, 2008. That race primed him for the 2008 Festival and a tilt at the Listed Jewson Novices’ Handicap Chase. The Queen narrowly missed out on a first Festival success as Barbers Shop went down by a neck to Finger Onthe Pulse. He made some amends by rounding off the season with a Newbury success the following month. The 2008/09 season commenced at The Open in November with a runner-up finish in the Grade Three Paddy Power Gold Cup. In a light campaign, Barbers Shop proved his stamina with a Listed success over an extended three miles at Sandown in December and took seventh place behind Kauto Star in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup at the 2009 Festival. Barbers Shop contested the Grade Three Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in November, 2009, when he finished fourth behind Denman and he also ran a good race to take third behind Kauto Star in the Grade One King George VI Chase the following month. But he failed to build on those two promising efforts on his two subsequent appearances of the season as he came home seventh in the Grade One Ryanair Chase at the 2010 Festival and was pulled up in the Grade One Punchestown Gold Cup in May, 2010. The 2010/2011 campaign provided two more disappointing performances as Barbers Chop was a distant seventh in the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby in October, 2010 and was pulled up in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup a month later. He has lined up in two hunters’ chases so far this season, easily winning at Fakenham on February 17 and battling to a half-length success at Fontwell on February 26. Those two wins qualified Barbers Shop for the Christie’s Foxhunter Chase (Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 16).

Race Record: Starts: 23; Wins: 8; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £143,049

BOBS WORTH (IRE)

7 b g Bob Back (USA) – Fashionista (IRE) (King´s Theatre (IRE))

            Form: 21/1111-132                    Owner: The Not Afraid Partnership                     Breeder: Mrs L Eadie

Nicky Henderson said: “He is doing all right. Take out Grands Crus from the RSA and it is a very open race. Bobs Worth looks 10 times better than he did before the Reynoldstown. Yogi (Briesner) is coming next Wednesday for a Long Run session and I do want this horse to have a go too. He was jumping a bit to the left at Ascot but at least Cheltenham, the last time I was there, is left-handed. So in all probability he will be better going left-handed and he won around there last year.  The breathing operation knocked him back a bit but he looks so much better now. I did not think I was going to get him to The Festival but he is on course for the RSA.”

Bob Worth was purchased by Nicky Henderson’s future stable jockey Barry Geraghty and his brothers for 16,500 euros at the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt in November, 2006, before being sold by them to Henderson and Highflyer Bloodstock for £20,000 at Doncaster sales in May, 2009. He made a pleasing debut when going down by a length and a half to stable companion Prince Of Pirates in a Kempton bumper in February, 2010, and returned to the same course three months later for a comfortable seven-length victory. Bobs Worth also started the 2010/2011 season at the Sunbury course as he made an impressive debut over hurdles to take a two-mile novices’ contest by nine lengths on in November. He went on to win at Cheltenham, scoring over an extended two and a half miles on New Year’s Day and landing the Grade Two Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle over the same trip on Festival Trials Day in January, 2011. He stepped up to three miles for the first time in the Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival last year and relished the extra half-mile as he stayed on well to comfortably account for stable companion Mossley.  Bobs Worth made an impressive start to his chasing career at Newbury on November 25 as he rallied well to beat the more experienced Cue Card by a short-head in a Grade Two novices’ chase over two and a half miles. He stepped back up three miles for the Grade One williamhill.com Feltham Novices’ Chase at Kempton on December 26, but failed to deal with Grands Crus and Silviniaco Conti and came home third, beaten five and a quarter lengths. Bobs Worth was given a wind operation after that display and headed to Ascot for the Grade Two Sodexho Prestige  Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase over three miles on February 18 but a bad mistake two fences out cost him momentum and he stayed on to finish second, three lengths behind the Alan King-trained Invictus.

Race Record: Starts: 9; Wins: 6; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £105,451

BURTON PORT (IRE)

8 b g Bob Back (USA) – Despute (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))

            Form: 113342/1211121/2-2         Owner: Trevor Hemmings          Breeder: Tom Meagher

Nicky Henderson said: “He has never been very big but he has been in good form all season. He got 10lb from Long Run but ran very well at Newbury. He has got to improve to win the Gold Cup and can improve. He has to beat the dreaded bounce after running well after a long time off. The bounce factor does happen and this is the horse I am worried about. He looks fantastic – he is an amazing horse – a bit like Bobs Worth – you would not know he was here – he does not flash around. When he won most of his races, he did not show us he was a very good horse, rather a very nice person who got on with the job. He was second in the Hennessy and then had his time off when he went back to Gledhill , Trevor’s (Hemmings – the owner) stud and Mick Meagher did a lot of work with him there before he came back to us. His work this season has been very much superior to anything he had done before. I don’t why but he seems to have improved at home. It was a very good run at Newbury and he looks tremendous.  Trevor has said this is a good horse and we are going to win the Gold Cup.”

Bred by Tom and Magette Meagher at Kedrah House Stud, County Tipperary, Burton Port initially raced in point-to-points in Ireland, winning on his fourth start for trainer Colin McKeever at Summerhill in April, 2008. He was subsequently purchased privately by owner Trevor Hemmings and made a winning debut for Nicky Henderson when comfortably taking a Hereford bumper in December, 2008. Burton Port made a winning start over hurdles at the same course in January, 2009, and reached the frame in his four subsequent starts over the smaller obstacles, including a fourth in the Grade Three EBF Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Final at Sandown. He opened his account over fences at the first time of asking with a confident display in a Bangor beginners’ chase in November, 2009, but switched back to the smaller obstacles to take second behind Diamond Harry in a valuable “fixed-brush” handicap hurdle at Haydock later the same month. Burton Port returned chasing and racked up an impressive hat-trick of wins – following up an easy victory in a Grade Two contest at Lingfield with a cosy Southwell success before staying on strongly to take the Grade Two Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase at Ascot in February, 2010. The last of those victories persuaded connections to let Burton Port take his chance the Grade One RSA Chase at The Festival and he ran a superb race to take second behind Weapons Amnesty, a short-head in front of his better-fancied stable companion Long Run. Burton Port ended his first season over fences with another Grade Two victory as he stayed on strongly to take the Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree’s John Smith’s Grand National meeting. He made just one appearance in the 2010/2011 campaign – coming home second behind Diamond Harry again in the Group Three Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury – with a setback ruling him out for the rest of the season. Burton Port also filled the runner-up spot at Newbury on his first start for more than 14 months as he went down by half a length to reigning Betfred Cheltenham Gold victor Long Run, who was giving his stable companion 10lb, in the Grade Two Betfair Denman Chase on February 17. Both horses are set to re-oppose in this season’s Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, highlight of Gold Cup Day at The Festival, on Friday, March 16.

Race Record: Starts: 15; Wins: 7; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £204,187

DARLAN

5 br g Milan – Darbela (IRE) (Doyoun)

            Form: 1-111F                            Owner: J P McManus                Breeder: M G Kilroe

Nicky Henderson said: “He has done great but it was a horrible fall at Newbury. He schooled on Friday and you would not know  anything about it. For a five-year-old to come out and just blink and put that fall to the back of his mind is really admirable. He has just done a little bit this morning and will do a bit of work this weekend. We will then see if he needs another gallop. He is a lovely horse – gorgeous. He will be a better horse in a year’s time. I don’t know what would have happened at Newbury – I don’t know if A P (McCoy) does either. A P  thought at some point of the race that he had a Supreme Novices’ Hurdle horse. Certainly schooling has gone well. Nobody will know what would have happened at Newbury. I felt very sorry for his owner J P because if that was going to win he has thrown it away. His other horse finished second and probably without Darlan getting in the way he would have won.”

Darlan made a winning debut for owner J P McManus and Nicky Henderson in a bumper at Haydock in April, 2011, winning by 27 lengths. He returned this season with an effortless success at Kempton in November, before winning by the shortest of margins at Cheltenham three weeks later. He gained a third victory over hurdles when scoring on the bridle at Taunton on January 9, before taking a heavy fall at the penultimate flight in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 17 when travelling strongly. Entered in the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

Race Record: Starts: 5; Wins: 4; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £16,416

ERICHT (IRE)

6 b g Alderbrook – Lady Orla (IRE) (Satco (FR))

                        Form: 2116-3320           Owner: Bridget Hanbury                       Breeder: Mrs M McDonagh

Ericht is set to return to Cheltenham after coming home sixth in last season’s Grade One Weatherbys Champion Bumper, for which he was sent off the 5/1 favourite. The six-year-old started his career with a good second in anAscot bumper in November, 2010, and gained a pair of convincing bumper victories, easily scoring at Huntingdon in January, 2011, and readily taking the Grade Two Winter Bumper at Newbury the following month. After his appearance at last year’s Festival, Ericht returned to Cheltenham for his hurdling debut in the Grade Two Opus Energy Novices’ Hurdle at The Open on November 11 and he ran well to take third behind Steps to Freedom, one of the favourites for the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, and Prospect Wells. But he failed to build on that pleasing effort in lesser company on his two subsequent starts as he was turned over in a Newbury maiden hurdle on December 14 and in a novices’ contest at Huntingdon on January 13. On his latest start, Ericht raced prominently before fading to finish down the field in the fiercely competitive Grade Three Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 17. Entered in the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle & the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.

Race Record: Starts: 8; Wins: 2; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £11,910

FINIAN’S RAINBOW (IRE)

9 b g Tiraaz – Trinity Gale (IRE) (Strong Gale)

            Form: 1/1315/11121-12 Owner: Michael Buckley                        Breeder: J O’Keeffe

Nicky Henderson said: “Barry (Geraghty) came last weekend and schooled him. He worked on the grass this morning. He and Oscar Whisky live out together and are quite good mates.”

Formerly trained by Adrian Maguire in Ireland, Finian’s Rainbow was unlucky not to win a point-to-point at Inch in March, 2008, as he fell at the final fence with the race at his mercy. He was bought through former trainer John Edwards by owner Michael Buckley and sent to Nicky Henderson shortly afterwards but missed the first half of the 2008/09 season with a series of small setbacks. He made his British debut in a Kempton bumper in March, 2009, and easily accounted for nine rivals to win unchallenged by six lengths. Sent hurdling for the 2009/2010 campaign, Finian’s Rainbow posted an even more impressive performance to win a Newbury novices’ hurdle in November, 2009, as he strolled to a 15-length victory. He returned to the Berkshire course the following month to contest the Grade One Challow Novices’ Hurdle, in which he ran a fine race to take a close third behind Reve De Sivola and Restless Harry. Finian’s Rainbow returned to the winner’s enclosure at Ascot in February, 2010, as he dropped down in grade to win a novices’ hurdle on the bridle. He contested the Grade One Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival in 2010 and ran an excellent race after being slightly hampered by the fall of Quel Esprit at the second flight,  to finish fifth behind the victorious Peddlers Cross. Finian’s Rainbow enjoyed an exciting start to his chasing career in the 2010/2011 campaign, posting a pair of effortless victories in Newbury novices’ chases in November, 2010, and January, 2011. He also recorded a comfortable success in the Grade Two Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick the following month and ran an excellent race in the Grade One Racing Post Arkle Chase as he produced a bold display of jumping in front, only to be reeled in by Captain Chris after the final fence to come home second. Finian’s Rainbow ended last season on a high as he made all of the running to capture the Grade One Maghull Novices’ Chase at Aintree’s John Smith’s Grand National meeting. He started the current campaign with victory in the Grade Two Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton on December 27, although the manner of his success was far from straightforward as he blundered badly four fences from home only to fly home to beat Wishfull Thinking by three quarters of a length. Finian’s Rainbow had his final start prior to this year’s Festival in the Grade One Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot on January 21 and looked set for another major success but was worn down by Somersby to go down by a length and a quarter to the Henrietta Knight-trained chaser.

Race Record: Starts: 12; Wins: 8; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £180,682

FRENCH OPERA

9 b g Bering – On Fair Stage (IRE) (Sadler´s Wells (USA))

      Jump Form: 1/222/1F22356/11121/01651-2 Owner: Judy Wilson & Martin Landau Breeder: N P Bloodstock Ltd

French Opera failed to shine in five Flat starts for former trainer Jamie Osborne, with a fourth place in a 10-furlong Bath maiden proving the highlight, but made a winning debut for Nicky Henderson when taking a Taunton juvenile maiden hurdle in March, 2007. He was second on all three hurdling starts in the 2007/08 season but returned to the winner’s enclosure in an Aintree handicap hurdle in October, 2008. He got no further than the third fence on his chasing debut at Kempton the following month but produced a far better effort to chase home Original on his next start at the same course in the Grade Two Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase in December. He continued to impress over fences and hurdles without winning, most notably when coming home third in the 2009 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase at The Festival. He had two major victories at Cheltenham in the 2009/2010 campaign in the paddypower.com Handicap Chase at The Open and Jenny Mould Memorial Handicap Chase at The International. He returned to The Festival in 2010 for another crack at the  Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase, in which he produced another excellent effort to go down by a length and a quarter to Pigeon Island. He ended the 2009/2010 campaign with a deserved Grade Two success in the Future Champions Novices’ Chase at Ayr in April. French Opera started the 2010/2011 season with a rare below-par run in a Sandown handicap chase in January, 2011, but bounced back with an impressive success in the Grade Two Game Spirit Chase at Newbury the following month. After taking sixth behind Sizing Europe in last season’s Grade One Sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Festival, French Opera stepped up to two and a half miles for the Grade One Melling Chase at Aintree and again proved himself to be a very talented, if just shy of top-class, chaser by coming home sixth behind Master Minded. He ended last season with another deserved Grade Two victory as he made most of the running to take Sandown’s Celebration Chase. French Opera has made one appearance this season in the Game Spirit Chase at Newbury on February 17, but he was unable to successfully defend his crown as he came home second, six lengths behind brilliant stable companion Sprinter Sacre.

Jump Race Record: Starts: 22; Wins: 8; 2nd: 7; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £190,245

KID CASSIDY (IRE)

6 b g Beneficial – Shuil Na Lee (IRE) (Phardante (FR ))

            Form: 13/132-1F11        Owner: J P McManus    Breeder: Greenville House Stud & M Morgan

Kid Cassidy won a junior bumper at Newbury in March 2010, before finishing third in a more competitive affair at Punchestown a month later when under the ownership of Sue Magnier.  He made his hurdling debut for J P McManus at Newbury in November, 2010, winning easily by 15 lengths. The gelding ran well in defeat back at the Berkshire course when third behind Rock On Ruby a month later, before suffering an electric shock at Newbury’s abandoned Betfair Hurdle meeting. That traumatic experience was blamed for his odds-on defeat Sandown in late February, 2011, however he returned to his best at Punchestown in May, beating a large field by 13 lengths in a novice hurdle. He started his career over fences at Lingfield on November 22, 2011, but fell  at the third last which left him winded for a few moments. Fortunately that hasn’t appeared to have affected his confidence, and he subsequently won a novices’ chase at Ludlow on January 19 and a Grade Two at Doncaster on January 28, when be he beat consistent yard stick Kumbeshwar by three and three quarter lengths. Entered in the Racing Post Arkle and Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase.

Race Record: Starts: 5; Wins: 4; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £16,416

LYVIUS

4 b g Paolini (GER) – Lysuna (GER) (Monsun (GER))

                                    Jump Form: 1  Owner: Trevor Hemmings          Breeder: Gestut Hof Ittlingen

Nicky Henderson said: “Lyvius will run at Newbury on Friday. When First Bout won the Triumph Hurdle in 1985 he went to Plumpton on the Monday as favourite for the Triumph and won by 20 lengths but the handicapper said he would not be high enough rated to get in so I had to run him at Newbury on the Saturday before to get him high enough and he won by 20 lengths again. I then said to the handicapper, is that enough and he replied I think he will get in now. I said thank you very much and First Bout duly won the Triumph Hurdle. Lyvius went to Kelso and now he is going to Newbury – I don’t say he is good enough  to win the Triumph but we will find out more on Friday. I like him.”

Lyvius was purchased for 32,000gns at Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale at Newmarket in October, 2011. The Paolini gelding had previously raced in Germany for trainer Peter Schiergen, for whom he won a Hamburgmaiden in June and a 10-furlong handicap at Baden-Baden in October. Lyvius made his debut for Nicky Henderson and Trevor Hemmings at Kelso on February 15, easily winning a novices’ hurdle, and he could warm up for his potential engagement in the Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle (Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 16) by lining up in a juvenile hurdle at Newbury on Friday.

Jump Race Record: Starts: 1; Wins: 1; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £2,274

MOLOTOF (FR)

5 gr g Smadoun (FR) — Memorial (FR) (Homme De Loi (IRE))

            Form: 2220-111             Owner: Simon Munir                  Breeder: Ludovic Picard & Antoine Lamotte D’Argy

Molotof joined Nicky Henderson in February, 2011, after running two nice races over hurdles at Pau in December and January, finishing second on both occasions. He filled that spot behind subsequent JCB Triumph Hurdle winner Zarkandar in the Grade Two Adonis Juvenile Hurdle in late February, before finishing down the field in the juvenile showpiece at The Festival. Molotof has returned this season in tremendous form, winning a novices’ hurdle easily at Wincanton on November 5, prior to a Listed success at Haydock on November 18. He can completed the hat-trick over hurdles on December 16 with a hard fought Grade Two success at Ascot, where he got the better of the highly-regarded pair Peckhamecho, and Hazy Tom over two miles. Entered in the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle, Coral Cup and Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.

Race Record: Starts: 7; Wins: 3; 2nd: 3; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £48,824

MOSSLEY (IRE)

6 b g Old Vic – Sorivera (Irish River (FR))

                        Form: 11152P-12P        Owner: Michael Buckley            Breeder: Pipe View Stud

A faller on his only start in an Irish point-to-point at Punchestown in April, 2010, for owner Wilson Dennison and trainer Colin McKeever, Mossley was subsequently bought privately by owner Michael Buckley and made a winning debut for trainer Nicky Henderson in a Worcester bumper in June, 2010. He scored by five lengths on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon that October and seamlessly progressed to Grade Two company when beating Join Together by a length and a quarter in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham two months later. Mossley was well beaten when only fifth to Court In Motion in a Warwick novices’ hurdle on heavy ground in January, 2011, but he bounced back with an excellent second behind stable companion Bobs Worth in the Grade One Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival last year. He was pulled up in the Grade One John Smith’s Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree the following month but made a winning start to his chasing career with a 10-length verdict over Canni Thinkaar in a Kempton beginners’ chase on November 21. He filled the runner-up spot in the Ryman Stationer Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on December 10, finding Join Together 12 lengths too strong, and was pulled up on his latest start in the Grade One Betfair Novices’ Chase at Newbury on February 17.

Race Record: Starts: 9; Wins: 4; 2nd: 2; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £47,826

OSCAR WHISKY (IRE)

7 b g Oscar (IRE) – Ash Baloo (IRE) (Phardante (FR))

Form: 1/1114/1131-F11(1)          Owner: Walters Plant Hire Ltd                Breeder: Stephanie Hanly

Nicky Henderson said: “A lot of people say do I wish he was still in the Champion Hurdle and the bottom line is no. Dai (Walters – owner) and I have talked about him. Oscar stays two and a half miles well so we are going to try the impossible and take on Big Buck’s. He has the one horse to beat and is in very good form. It all went well this morning. Let’s see what happens at Cheltenham but I would expect him to go over fences next season. We have to find out what his trip is. It is quite unusual going into a race like the Ladbrokes World Hurdle untried over the distance. But that was always the point. The only other way of doing it was to try Big Buck’s before this but we went the two and a half mile route. I have always said this – I wish there was a Ryanair Hurdle because that would be very handy. I think we have a great chance of being there at the last in the World Hurdle to have a fight with Big Buck’s. This horse would have some speed if he had the stamina. He must have a chance – as good a chance as any horse that has taken Big Buck’s on for a while. Big Buck’s is probably the best three-mile hurdler I have seen. He has dominated by a very long way and been in a different league. I love horses who can switch off like Big Buck’s does and just doodle around for two and three quarter miles and then switch on to win.”

An 80,000 euros purchase from former jockey Norman Williamson at the 2008 Goffs Land Rover Sale, Oscar Whisky made his debut for owner Dai Walters, the driving force behind Ffos Las Racecourse, in a junior bumper at Newbury in March, 2009. Sent off the even money favourite for the extended mile and a half contest, he didn’t come off the bridle and recorded a facile nine-length victory over Sophies Trophy. Oscar Whisky returned to Newbury and posted another comprehensive bumper success in November, 2009, before making his hurdling debut at the same course the following month, when beating Spirit Of Adjisa in a canter by seven lengths. Following another convincing success in a Sandown novices’ hurdle, Oscar Whisky ran an excellent race in the 2010 Grade One William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival in March when fourth behind Menorah, Get Me Out Of Here and Dunguib. He returned to Cheltenham for the extended two and a half mile Cheltenham & Three Counties Club Hurdle on New Year’s Day, 2011, and posted an effortless seven-length victory over Any Given Day. He then headed to Ffos Las in February for the Welsh Champion Hurdle, giving his owner a cherished win in the race with an effortless victory. Oscar Whisky lined up in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at last year’s Festival and ran an excellent race in defeat as he stayed on gamely to take third behind Hurricane Fly and Peddlers Cross. He stepped back up in trip and gained a deserved first Grade One success the following month in the John Smith’s Aintree Hurdle over two and a half miles as he resisted the late challenge of Thousand Stars to prevail by a neck. A rare mistake cost Oscar Whisky almost certain victory on his first start of the current campaign as he fell at the final flight when challenging for the lead in the Grade Two Ascot Hurdle on November 19, but he regained the winning thread with a cosy success over Get Me Out Of Here in the Grade Two Unicoin Homes Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham on December 10. He returned to the same course for another easy win in the Cheltenham & Three Counties Club Hurdle on New Year’s Day but had to miss the Welsh Champion Hurdle after the meeting was lost to frost. With no suitable hurdle races in the build-up to The Festival, Oscar Whisky instead headed to Kempton Park for a “jumpers’ bumper” on Polytrack and he proved a different class to his rivals as he cruised to a three-length success. Connections have decided not to take on Hurricane Fly again this year and Oscar Whisky is set to step up to three miles for the first time as he bids to prevent Big Buck’s from winning a record fourth success in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle on St Patrick’s Thursday, March 15.

Race Record: Starts: 13; Wins: 10; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £220,762

QUANTITATIVEEASING (IRE)

7 ch g Anshan – Mazuma (IRE) (Mazaad)

            Form: 111250/0112-021             Owner: J P McManus               Breeder: Sheila Moore

A full-brother to multiple Grade One winning hurdler Asian Maze, Quantitativeeasing made an impressive racecourse debut in a bumper at Punchestown in April, 2009, scoring by eight lengths under J P Magnier in the colours of his mother Sue. He returned to action at Newcastle in November, 2009, in the ownership of J P McManus and won a two-mile maiden hurdle by five lengths and scored easily again the following month at Newbury before finishing second in a similar event at Kempton in February. He finished fifth in the Coral Cup at the 2010 Festival and went on to be seventh in a Grade One novices’ hurdle at Punchestown. Sent chasing for the 2010/2011 season, Quantitativeeasing recorded a pair of novices’ chase wins in small fields at Fontwell and Market Rasen before running an excellent race at The Festival, finding only Divers two and three quarter lengths too strong in the Listed Pulteney Land Investments Novices’ Handicap Chase. He headed to Fairyhouse for the Irish Grand National in April and ran well on only his fifth chase start to finish 10th behind Organisedconfusion. Quantitativeeasing kicked off this season with an excellent effort in the Grade Three Paddy Power Gold Cup at The Open on November 12 as he stayed on well to come home second, seven lengths behind the impressive Great Endeavour, despite racing from 2lb out of the handicap. He returned to the same course for the Grade Three Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup at The International on December 10 and produced a superb display as he stayed on gamely to defeat Medermit by three quarters of a length. He holds an entry in the Grade Three JLT Specialty Handicap Chase on Champion Day, Tuesday, March 13.

Race Record: Starts: 13; Wins: 6; 2nd: 3; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £130,021

RIVERSIDE THEATRE

8 b g King’s Theatre (IRE) – Disallowed (IRE) (Distinctly North (USA))

            Form: 13/12114/3115F/121-1      Owner: Jimmy Nesbitt Partnership         Breeder: Goldford Stud

Nicky Henderson said: “Riverside was very good the other day. He is not a huge, heavy horse and was probably fairly fit at Ascot but you would like to think there was a bit of improvement in him. He will go for the Ryanair and we are exactly where we were last year. Some people say he does not like Cheltenham – I hope they are wrong. It is only because he ran in the Arkle and got completely outpaced but he is much sharper now. He only missed six months with his pelvis problem and I would be disappointed if he bounced.”

Riverside Theatre, who races in the colours of actor Jimmy Nesbitt, ran on strongly to take a Kempton bumper on his debut in February, 2008. He was third behind Diamond Harry in a valuable bumper at Newbury the following month, but scored in a lesser contest at Ascot that November. He took second on his hurdling debut at Newbury later that month and followed up with a cosy victory in a novices’ hurdle at Kempton in January, 2009. After posting another facile success at Newbury, he stepped up to Grade Two company for the John Smith’s Top Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree, where he ran an excellent race to come home fourth behind El Dancer. He ended his campaign with another pleasing effort to take third behind Hurricane Fly in the Grade One Punchestown Champion Novice Hurdle. Sent chasing for the 2009/2010 season, Riverside Theatre made an impressive start over fences as he produced a faultless display of jumping to take a Newbury beginners’ chase by 28 lengths at the end of November. Having been victorious on both his appearances at Kempton, he returned to the Sunbury course for the Grade Two William Hill Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase the following month and maintained his faultless record there with a cosy 12-length success over El Dancer. He headed to last year’s Festival for the Grade One Racing Post Arkle but looked like he would be pulled up as he struggled at the back of the field, only to storm up the hill to finish fifth behind Sizing Europe. He also failed to shine on his final start of the campaign as he fell five fences from home in the Grade One Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown. Connections decided to step Riverside Theatre up in distance for his second season over fences and he made an impressive return at Kempton in November, 2010, as he recorded an authoritative victory in an extended two and a half mile graduation chase. He showed improved form to finish second, 12 lengths behind his stable companion Long Run, in the Grade One William Hill King George VI Chase over three miles at Kempton Park in January, 2011. Riverside Theatre stepped back to an extended two miles, five furlongs for the Betfair Ascot Chase the following month and gained a deserved first Grade One success as he easily accounted for his six rivals. A hairline fracture of the pelvis ruled Riverside Theatre out of his intended engagement in the Ryanair Chase at last year’s Festival and he made a belated seasonal return in the Betfair Ascot Chase on February 18. Despite not having run for 364 days, Riverside Theatre produced an excellent display of jumping and ran on well to comfortably beat Medermit by three lengths. He is currently among the favourites for this year’s Ryanair Chase, one of the feature races of St Patrick’s Thursday, March 15.

Race Record: Starts: 16; Wins: 9; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £283,429

SIMONSIG

6 gr g Fair Mix (IRE) – Dusty Too (Terimon)

Form: 1121                   Owner: Ronnie Bartlett              Breeder:  Simon Tindall

Nicky Henderson said: “I don’t know where he is going yet at The Festival. He worked very well this morning and will be schooled on Friday and work again on Saturday. I chatted to his owner Ronnie Bartlett last night and we will try and make a decision at the weekend. We have been flicking between one race and the other. At two o’clock in the morning he was going two miles and at four o’clock in the morning I was favouring two and a half miles. I don’t know. It is nothing to do with the opposition, it is simply what is his trip? It is hard to get away from the pace and the speed he has. He is a hugely talented horse. He is very, very well and he worked great this morning. He could win on the Flat with his speed. He is in good form but was quite rusty at Kelso. Barry (Geraghty) schooled him last week and we will have another pop on Friday. Ian Ferguson said to me when Simonsig came if you are not sure whether to give him a gallop then don’t. You cannot believe he won’t stay – he has won a point-to-point – but he just has so much speed for a horse that does stay.”

Simonsig was bred by publisher Simon Tindall and he started his career in the colours of his breeder in point-to-points in Ireland under the care of Ian Ferguson, who trained Zemsky to win the Christie’s Foxhunter Chase at The Festival in 2011. The son of Fair Mix made a winning debut at Kirkstown in February, 2011, but fell on his second start at Castletown Geoghegan in April. He bounced back with a 20-length success at Limavady six days later and was purchased privately by Ronnie Bartlett shortly afterwards. Simonsig made his debut under rules in the Fairyhouse Champion Point-To-Point Bumper on April 25 and recorded an easy 13-length success. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary had offered €100,000 for the winner of the race, but Bartlett spurned his advances and sent Simonsig to Nicky Henderson. He made an exciting debut for his new trainer with a facile success in an Ascot novices’ hurdle over just shy of two and a half miles on November 18, 2011. Stepped up to Grade Two company for the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at Sandown on December 2, Simonsig ran well in defeat as he found subsequent Grade One winner Fingal Bay two and three quarter lengths too strong. He returned to winning ways with a straightforward victory over seasoned campaigner Knockara Beau in the two and a quarter mile Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso on February 15 and holds entries in the Grade One William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Champion Day, March 13, and the Grade One Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle on Ladies Day, March 14.

Race Record: Starts: 4; Wins: 3; 2nd: 1; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £44,929

SPRINTER SACRE (FR)

6 b/br g Network (GER) – Fatima III (FR) (Bayolidaan (FR))

Form: 11/2113-111        Owner: Caroline Mould              Breeder: Christophe Masle

Nicky Henderson said: “Sprinter does not take a lot of work. We might jump a fence with him on Friday – Barry (Geraghty) might say he wants to but I may say he does not need to. He is the most lovely horse – some say he won’t come up the hill at Cheltenham and Mr Tizzard says he is going to go too fast for him. We will just do our own thing.”

Sprinter Sacre produced an scintillating display of jumping and class to take Grade Two Game Spirit Chase run as the Betfair Super Saturday Chase at Newbury on February 17 when he comprehensively slammed a field of seasoned chasers, beating stable companion French Opera by six lengths on the bridle. The six-year-old has made a superb start to his chasing career – winning his three starts over fences by an aggregate of 46 lengths – and is the red-hot favourite for this year’s Grade One Racing Post Arkle Chase. He started his career with a pair of bumper victories at Ascot and Ayr in 2010 and was second on his hurdling debut at Ascot in November, 2010. Sprinter Sacre recorded wide-margin success at Ffos Las and Ascot in February 2011 before coming home third to Al Ferof in the Grade One William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at last years Festival, when he briefly led the field three fences out before keeping on in the closing stages. He made his eagerly-awaited debut over fences in a novices’ chase at Doncaster on December 9 and he easily outclassed his rivals with a sound display of jumping to score by 24 lengths. An even more impressive effort followed in the Grade Two williamhill.com Novices’ Chase at Kempton Park on December 27 as he made virtually all of the running to beat the 2011 Stan James Champion Hurdle runner-up Peddlers Cross by 24 lengths. Following his recent stunning Newbury success, Barry Geraghty commented: “I’m not sure I’ve ever ridden anything like that – he’s electric”.

Race Record: Starts: 9; Wins: 7; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £64,667

UNE ARTISTE (FR)

4 b f Alberto Giacometti (IRE) – Castagnette III (FR) (Tin Soldier (FR))

                                    Form: 0311114  Owner: Simon Munir      Breeder: Emmanuel & D Clayeu

Une Artiste began her racing career under the care of trainer Emmanuel Clayeux in France and the Alberto Giacometti filly posted a comfortable bumper success at Fontainebleau on her third start on October 26. She followed up with a pair of victories at Pau – scoring in another bumper on December 10 before making an exciting debut over hurdles with an effortless 12-length win on January 5. Une Artiste joined Nicky Henderson shortly afterwards and scored for her new trainer and owner Simon Munir with a cosy length and three-quarter victory in the Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle at Haydock on February 18. She was tailed off behind Baby Mix on her latest start in the Grade Two Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton seven days later and has the option of the Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle (Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 16) or the Grade Three Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 14) at The Festival.

Jump Race Record: Starts: 7; Wins: 4; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £40,381

NICKY HENDERSON’S CURRENT ENTRIES AT THE FESTIVAL

Champion Day, Tuesday, March 13

William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – Keys, Tetlami, Ericht, Darlan, Molotof, Simonsig

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase – Kid Cassidy, Sprinter Sacre

JLT Specialty Handicap Chase – Aigle d’Or, Loose Preformer, Master of The Hall, Mossley, Quantitativeeasing

Stan James Champion Hurdle – Binocular

Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase – State Benefit, Loose Preformer

Pulteney Land Investments Novices’ Handicap Chase – Cucumber Run, Minella Class, Owen Glendower, Skint, Triolo d’Alene

Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 14

Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle – All The Aces, Mono Man, Nelson’s Bridge, Keys, Simonsig, Molotof

RSA Chase – Bobs Worth, Mossley

sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase – Finian’s Rainbow

Coral Cup – Celtus, Minella Class, Molotof, Problema Tic, Soldatino, Spirit River, Veiled

Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle – One Lucky Lady, Otto The Great, Ozeta, Soliwery,Une Artiste

St Patrick’s Thursday, March 15

Jewson Novices’ Chase – Minella Class, Solix

Ryanair Chase – Jack The Giant, Riverside Theatre, French Opera

Ladbrokes World Hurdle – Oscar Whisky

Byrne Group Plate – Aigle d’Or, Giorgio Quercus, Jack The Giant, Triolo d’Alene

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup – Be There In Five, Forzy Origny, Loose Preformer, Master Fiddle

Gold Cup Day, Friday, March 16

JCB Triumph Hurdle – Une Artiste, Lyvius

Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle – Celtus, Crystal Rock, First In The Queue, Heather Royal , Higgy’s Ragazzo, Lifestyle

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle – Barenger

Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase – Long Run, Burton Port

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – All The Aces, Celtus, Crystal Rock, Cucumber Run, Ericht, Joseph Lister, Kells Belle, Molotof, Mush Mir, Open Hearted, Oscar Nominee, Problema Tic, Speed Master, Thanks For Coming, Top of The Range, Tour d’Argent, Veiled

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase – Anquetta, Bellvano, Eradicate, French Opera, Giorgio Quercus, Kid Cassidy, Tanks For That

THE FESTIVAL 2012

First Day – Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (Old Course)

1.30 William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One)   2m 110y  £100,000

2.05 Racing Post Arkle Chase (Grade One)     2m  £130,000

2.40 JLT Specialty Chase (Handicap) (Grade Three)    3m 110y £75,000

3.20 Stan James Champion Hurdle (Grade One)    2m 110y  £370,000

4.00 Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase (Handicap)  3m 7f  £40,000

4.40 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle (for the David Nicholson Trophy) (Grade Two) 2m 4f £70,000

5.15 Pulteney Land Investments Novices’ Handicap Chase (Listed) 2m 4f 110y £50,000

Total  £835,000

Second Day – Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (Old Course)

1.30 Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Chase (Amateurs)   4m  £75,000

2.05 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One) 2m 5f  £100,000

2.40 RSA Chase (Grade One)      3m 110y £130,000

3.20 sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade One) 2m  £320,000

4.00 Coral Cup (Handicap Hurdle) (Grade Three)   2m 5f  £70,000

4.40 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three)  2m 110y £60,000

5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade One)   2m 110y £55,000

Total  £810,000

Third Day – Thursday, March 15, 2012 (New Course)

1.30 Jewson Novices’ Chase (Grade Two)    2m 4f  £90,000

2.05 Pertemps Final (Handicap Hurdle) (Listed)    3m  £70,000

2.40 Ryanair Chase (Grade One)      2m 5f  £260,000

3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle (Grade One)    3m   £260,000

4.00 Byrne Group Plate (Handicap Chase) (Grade Three)   2m 5f  £75,000

4.40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Amateurs) 3m 1f 110y £50,000

5.15  St Patrick’s Derby (Charity Flat Race)     1m 5f  –

Total  £805,000

Fourth Day – Friday, March 16, 2012 (New Course)

1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade One)      2m 1f  £100,000

2.05 Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (Grade Three)  2m 1f  £70,000

2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade One)    3m  £100,000

3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup (Chase) (Grade One)   3m 2f 110y £500,000

4.00 Christie’s Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup (Amateurs)  3m 2f 110y £35,000

4.40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle   2m 4f 110y £45,000

5.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase (Handicap) (Grade Three) 2m 110y £75,000

Total  £925,000

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY 2012 £3,375,000 (Average of £125,000 per race)

Take the 20s West End Rocker for the National

I’m cautiously happy (as with all ante-post bets; they still need to get there) after the easy victory of Prince De Beauchene at Fairyhouse today, having tipped him at 25/1 for the National. He’s now as low as 7/1. Carrying just 10st 6lbs and still improving, given luck, he will have a strong chance.

My other fancy, and one I think will shorten from his current price of 20/1 (with Ladbrokes and Stan James) is West End Rocker. Alan King’s horse has several things going for him as a potential National winner: the primary one is his apparent love of the course. He jumped round in the Becher Chase as though enjoying every minute, a huge advantage. Not many horses love The National fences but those who do tend to run well again and again there.

He first tried these fences last year in the National where he was unluckily brought down at Becher’s.

09Apr11 Aintree   ( 36 Gd )

I was jumping like a buck and thought I was in for some ride but then got brought down – Robert Thornton

Back for Becher Chase in December, Wayne Hutchinson got him into a beautiful relaxed rhythm – probably more important at Aintree than any other track – and he won by 22 lengths.  Hutchinson said:

03Dec11 Aintree   ( 26 Hy ,RPR155 )

I thoroughly enjoyed that, what a ride he was. The key to him is he has to find his gear, he jumps from fence to fence and he wants these big, galloping tracks. I am sure he will be back for the Grand National. – Wayne Hutchinson

Hutchinson has won on all three completed rides on West End Rocker (pulled up in the other one) and, for a long time was a most under-rated jockey.  His talents have been revealed in the past few months when he took over as first jockey at Alan King’s temporarily (R Thornton was out injured).  He’s already been confirmed to ride the horse at Aintree and that’s another significant plus as he will once again try to get the horse switched off and into a rhythm.

Although the Becher victory was on heavy ground, he has no going preferences, another positive in ante-post betting. Over the 3m 5f  Becher trip he was staying on strongly (he’d previously won on heavy over the same trip at Warwick). Stamina won’t be an issue and he has also won over 3 miles so he’s not just a plodder.

West End Rocker has just 10st 12lbs and, with the 25s PDB long gone,  is now the value bet.

Good luck

Joe

Update on 11th April – Prince De Beauchene is out of the race (injured). West End Rocker is now as low as 10/1.

Is the RSPCA ready to leave racing and can racing prosper without them?

Paul Bittar

Thirty four days into his new job as Chief Executive of the BHA, Paul Bittar made his mark today as the BHA board approved an amendment to the whip rules, the third and most significant change to these rules since their introduction on October 10th 2011.

The BHA review which resulted in the ‘new’ whip rules, took almost a year and, one would imagine, significant resources. When the review was published Paul Roy, Chairman of the British Horseracing Authority, said:

“This has been an incredibly wide-ranging piece of work, resulting in a comprehensive Review that the Authority is very proud of. The Board approved every one of the recommendations and the message is loud and clear – we will continue to lead the way in responsible regulation and will make difficult decisions in the best interests of the sport and its participants.

Today’s decision by the BHA effectively neutered the rigid objectives of the original review and, by implication discredited its authors. I wonder what Jamie Stier,  Director of Raceday Operations and Regulation, and Professor Tim Morris, Director of Equine Science and Welfare – key figures in championing the original review – had to say for themselves at today’s meeting.

When the review was published, Tim Morris said:  “Use of the whip is, understandably, a sensitive issue. Safeguarding the welfare of racehorses is a priority for the Authority and we are committed to ensuring and enhancing horse welfare, taking an approach backed strongly by current animal welfare science. The thoroughness of this Review, and the conclusions it reaches, are yet further demonstrations of this commitment.”

The key animal welfare groups were consulted during the review but prior to the latest changes, no contact was made with the RSPCA other than to inform them the review was taking place.  This looks to me like a deliberate snub by Paul Bittar with the intention of showing the RSPCA who is boss, a stance I believe he might regret.

Just to clarify my position – I am not a partisan defender of the RSPCA or of the October 10th whip rules.

My view on the whip rules was that they could never be seen to be fair unless some form of ‘force index’ was also taken into account. For example, 8 full-blooded whacks might be considered within the limits while 16 rhythmic ‘flicks’ might earn a lengthy suspension.

Perhaps some form of ‘force index’ consideration is what the BHA now seeks from stewards:

“While well intentioned, and in accordance with initial requests from the jockeys for clarity and consistency via a fixed number, in practice the new rules have repeatedly thrown up examples of no consideration being given to the manner in which the whip is used as well as riders being awarded disproportionate penalties for the offence committed.” (Extract from today’s BHA statement).

A number of people in racing believe the RSPCA has had too much influence on the whip rules. David Muir, the RSPCA’s racing consultant has never left me in any doubt that the welfare of the horse is his sole concern. He comes across as having no personal axe to grind nor any appetite for grandstanding. Indeed, I understand that a number of influential people within the RSPCA believe the organisation should not be associated with racing, a stance Mr Muir has vigorously opposed.

Mr Muir has been working on trying to make hurdles safer and, also, on further changes to whip design which could, in the long term, include a microchip which measures force as well as frequency. He argued for years that cooling off facilities for horses should be made available at the end of the Grand National. The introduction of the new whip rules last October were a major boost for Mr Muir;  apart from the personal satisfaction of seeing horse welfare improved, it made his on-going battle to keep the RSPCA ‘on racing’s side’ much easier. Mr Muir sent me a fiery response to today’s changes which I now understand was written by ‘the RSPCA press office’ and not Mr Muir himself.  The heated language shows how difficult that internal political battle to keep the RSPCA committed to racing will now be.

Tonight David Muir told me: “I will monitor the results  of the changes and if they impact negatively on the welfare of the racehorse then I will seek that the BHA are held accountable for their actions, but likewise if they work well, I will hold my hand up and admit my error.”

Could racing survive without the RSPCA? Probably.  Could it prosper without them?  Perhaps not. By abandoning racing the RSPCA might, by implication, be seen to be condemning it. Their role is the prevention of cruelty to animals. When Animal Rights organisations, like Animal Aid, accuse racing of abusing and killing horses, who will the BHA ask to speak in its favour?

Without the legitimate advocacy of the RSPCA, groups like Animal Aid could attend every race meeting and demand that the police investigate their allegations of cruelty.

Without a balanced viewpoint from the RSPCA on radio phone-ins and media interviews, what sort of impact would AA and the like have on racing’s image?

Would race sponsors endorse a sport which the RSPCA had deserted? Would the BBC? Would racegoers?

Racing needs the RSPCA. I hope the BHA’s bold move today in shunning the RSPCA does not make David Muir’s defence of the racing industry to his employers untenable.

Joe McNally

“This is a black day for the racing Industry” RSPCA’s response to the amended whip rules

RSPCA Statement on BHA rules

“It’s absolutely staggering that the BHA has taken such a clear backward step, less than six months after the new whip rules were introduced. Not only has the BHA failed to consult the RSPCA or other welfare groups about its plans but the decision flies in the face of scientific research which shows that excessive use of the whip actually increases the likelihood of falls.

“This is a black day for the racing industry but the real losers today are horses – jockeys have effectively been given a licence to beat them with impunity. We are extremely disappointed that once again the BHA has seen it necessary to change the rules in favour of the jockeys, despite having already allowed two previous concessions.

“Since the new rules limiting the use of the whip were introduced there appears to be a culture of change among jockeys, which is a positive move forward. This latest move sees the preventative, punitive, element of the new whip rules reduced even further which gives us real cause for concern.”

NB I originally attributed this statement to David Muir, the RSPCA’s consultant, who emailed it to me. David tells me he was not the author and that it was written by the RSPCA’s press office.  Joe McNally

PJA statement on changes to whip rules

Professional Jockeys Association welcomes revisions to whip rules and penalties 

Following the announcement of changes to the Rules of Racing relating to the use of the whip by the British Horseracing Authority, Paul Struthers, Chief Executive of the Professional Jockeys Association, said:

“The PJA is pleased by today’s decision by the British Horseracing Authority to make important amendments to both the Rules and the penalties relating to the use of the whip within racing.

“The adjustment to the penalty regime is welcome, as the previous penalty structure was not appropriate. However, of greater importance is the general change of approach to how the Rules are fundamentally framed and applied, which was the overriding issue, not just for jockeys but for racing generally.

“This change recognises that a ‘grey’ issue cannot be proportionately and fairly regulated by a ‘black and white’ Rule, and that Jockeys are skilled horsemen who care passionately about horses and are being denied the ability to use their full skill and judgement throughout the course of the race.

“If this is implemented as the PJA believes is the intention, Jockeys will no longer be punished for genuine, wholly unintended mistakes nor for otherwise perfectly acceptable rides. I will continue the dialogue with the BHA as they finalise the guidelines for how this approach will be implemented.

“Around 90% of the offences under the Rules that came into force in October 2011 would not have come close to constituting an offence under the old Rules. Jockeys have collectively made Herculean efforts to change their riding styles overnight and deserve enormous credit not just for that but for their patience whilst discussions to find a sensible solution to the major issues were taking place.

“There might still need to be further minor adjustments and the PJA will continue to work closely with the BHA as part of the on-going monitoring. However, everyone hopes that once the revised interpretation of the Rules comes into force, racing can return to talking about the positives, rather than focusing on and reinforcing an inaccurate and unwarranted impression of both the sport and its Jockeys.

“This has been an on-going process over the last two months and I would therefore like to extend credit to my predecessor Kevin Darley for his efforts. Just because the PJA did not publicly and explicitly speak about certain concerns does not mean that they were not raised as fundamental issues for its members.”

Full BHA press release on changes to whip rules

 

British Horseracing Authority announce forthcoming amendments to Whip Rules
At their Board meeting today the Directors of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) approved a proposal for a fundamental change to the rules governing use of the whip, together with revisions to the existing penalty structure.

The Board agreed to progress a proposal in which the fixed number of times use of the whip is permitted is replaced by an emphasis on reviewing the manner in which the whip is used, as well as taking account of frequency. The new rule will be ready for implementation in early March.

Paul Bittar, Chief Executive of the BHA said:

“Over four months have passed since the introduction of the first set of rules following the Whip Review. Despite a number of changes to both the rule and the accompanying penalty structure it is clear that while many objectives of the Review are being met, and in particular those pertaining to horse welfare, a rule which polices the use of the whip based solely on a fixed number of strikes is fundamentally flawed.

“While well intentioned, and in accordance with initial requests from the jockeys for clarity and consistency via a fixed number, in practice the new rules have repeatedly thrown up examples of no consideration being given to the manner in which the whip is used as well as riders being awarded disproportionate penalties for the offence committed.

“The challenge is to have in place a rule and penalty structure which meets the objectives for fairness and proportionality outlined in the Whip Review while retaining the positives which have been a product of the changes to date. These include the virtual removal of all serious breaches and an overall reduction in the number of offences.

“We are confident there is not a welfare problem associated with the use of the cushioned whip in British Racing.

“The objective of this proposal is to keep jockeys riding to a similar standard as they are now with regard to their significantly reduced use of the whip, but with added discretion and common sense applied by stewards when considering whether a rider is in breach of the rules.”

As a consequence of the Board decision, rather than it being an automatic breach when a rider uses the whip eight times on the Flat and nine times over jumps, the figures become the trigger point for the stewards to review the ride in question. Stewards will then consider how the rider has used the whip in the course of exceeding the number before deciding whether a breach has occurred and a penalty is warranted.

The Board also sanctioned the introduction of a revised penalty structure, the aim of which is to increase the proportionality of the penalties, in particular for minor offences. Within the context of the current rule, the Board approved the proposal for treating cases of frequency of both one and two over as Lower Level breaches, whereby one over will still warrant a two day ban and two over will incur four day ban, rather than five days as at present.

In addition, repeat offences at both the Lower and Upper Level will not result in the penalty multiplying. Instead, each offence will be treated on its merits. However, a fifth ‘Lower Level’ offence or a fourth Upper Level offence within six months will result in a referral to the Disciplinary Panel. This ensures that there is a threshold at which repeat offenders are held accountable.

The changes to the penalty structure will take effect from Thursday 23rd February and will be retrospectively applied to suspensions still to be served.

Paul Bittar continued:

“Prior to the implementation of the new whip rules, stewards policed cases of mis-use of the whip based on similar principles to that outlined in the proposal. The difference with this proposal is the markedly lower and clarified threshold levels for when a ride will be reviewed.

“It is recognised that the most demanding challenge in relation to framing the rules on this subject is finding the balance between a proportionate penalty and one that also acts as an effective deterrent. In particular, the Board recognises that this question may come under scrutiny in major races and reserve the right to make further revisions in the future.”

 

What keeps owners in racing when 60% of horses fail to win a race?

Many in racing believe owners deserve a reasonable chance of recouping a worthwhile percentage of costs. Some contend that fair recompense is vital in keeping owners in the sport.

But if we are to judge from the behaviour of owners, then prize money means little to them as an incentive.

Owners with a structured plan for making racing pay, the Godolphins and Coolmores, realise that prize money is the jam; the bread and butter is stud fees. Other high rollers like JP and Andy Stewart are in it for the love of the sport. But such ‘wealthy individuals’ make up only a tiny percentage of owners in the UK. The ones who really need ‘fair’ prize money to keep them in the game are those who cannot play at the highest levels, right?

Maybe not . . .

In the UK, in the 56 months from January 1st 2007 until August 31st 2011, 47,175 horses raced for total win prize money of just under £294m.

58.75% of horses failed to win a single race.

3% of horses won 34% of total win prize money (Group/Listed race winners) sharing £101m, a slice of which would have gone overseas.

Those who probably needed it least as an incentive shared more than a third of win prize money. Of the remaining cash, 59% of horses won nothing of it for their owners.

So, if prize money is not the incentive for the owners of 61% of horses, is it likely that the remaining 39% view it differently? (Only 13% of horses in that 56 month period won three races or more).

However much The Horsemen might bluster, campaign and boycott, the stats say that most owners do not expect prize money to compensate them for indulging their hobby.

I’m grateful to Weatherbys for supplying the figures

Scotland’s premier Cheltenham preview night, full details

My good friend and top racing man Paul Costello has been organising Festival Preview nights in Scotland for a few years now.  the quality of these evenings has been reflected in the HOUSE FULL signs for the past couple of years.

Paul has sent me the details for this year – reproduced below.

Cheltenham Festival Preview Night Saturday 10th of March

Sponsored by STAR SPORTS BET
In association with Imperial Racing & Abbott Racing

Almada Suite
Hamilton County Buildings
Almada Street
Hamilton
ML3 0AA

Doors open 6:45pm Preview Starts 7:20pm Finish 11:30pm Last Orders 11:30pm

Hosted By: Gordon Brown of Attheraces

Guest Speakers include:

Leading Trainer/Jockey – TBC
Mark Howard – Author of One Jump Ahead and RUK Expert
Iain Turner – Racing Manager for Grumeti, Walkon, Kumbeshwar, Olofi ect
Ian Taylor – AKA Garry Owen Horseracing editor of the Daily Record
Ian Robinson – Owner of Imperial Commander and Imperial Racing
Trevor Harris– Head of Antepost Horse Racing Star Sports Bet

Phone interviews with David Pipe and a leading jockey
The Top 10 – 10 of the best Tipsters, Trainers, Bookies & Jockeys will be recording there nap of the festival for us to play on the night.

Entry is £12 and includes a free £25 match bet with STAR SPORTS BET

Due to last years event being sold out tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and may not be available on the night.

On the night STAR SPORTS BET will be offering enhanced odds

For further information or to buy tickets:

Phone – Paul Costello on 07877 618120
Email – paul@imperial-horseracing.com lanzaroteabbott@yahoo.co.uk
Website – http://www.imperial-horseracing.com/racehorse-ownership-syndicates-blog.html

Also follow @abbottracingnow and @Imperial_Racing on Twitter for top information on the lead up to the festival.