April 17 / 16.25 Cheltenham

16.25

Good To Soft

Weatherite Air Conditioning Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £15609
  • 3m 2f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
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Weatherite Air Conditioning Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.40
  • Place: £2.90

Form: P-2U82 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on two of his four appearances this season, more recently at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in early February; not yet fully exposed over fences and has a fighting chance here.
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1st

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Manothepeople

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up on two of his four appearances this season, more recently at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in early February; not yet fully exposed over fences and has a fighting chance here.

8/1

1st

6

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Manothepeople

10st 13lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up on two of his four appearances this season, more recently at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in early February; not yet fully exposed over fences and has a fighting chance here.

8/1

2nd

2

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

15:45 Wincanton

Manothepeople

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won 2m7f/3m2f chases at Chepstow last season; just failed to get up on his reappearance at Exeter (3m, good) before unseating early at Ascot; never got involved at Doncaster last month but in a deep race and this isn't so demanding; fine on all ground.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £7.00

Form: -PP785 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Ended last season with two commendable runs in major handicaps (3m2f/3m4f) but has been out of form this term (five runs); first-time blinkers fitted in bid to prompt a revival.
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2nd

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Moroder

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Ended last season with two commendable runs in major handicaps (3m2f/3m4f) but has been out of form this term (five runs); first-time blinkers fitted in bid to prompt a revival.

16/1

2nd

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Moroder

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Ended last season with two commendable runs in major handicaps (3m2f/3m4f) but has been out of form this term (five runs); first-time blinkers fitted in bid to prompt a revival.

16/1

5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Moroder

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Excellent second in major 3m4f handicap at Sandown last April; 5lb lower today having been badly out of sorts this term, making a respiratory noise on penultimate start and tongue tied on latest; hard to support right now.

10/1

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9/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -48P1P CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict
Disappointed at the Cheltenham Festival last month but his win here (3m1f, heavy) on New Year's Day was a very good performance and he'll be fine on today's faster ground; major player if back on song.
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1st

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; bumped by a loose horse and unseated before five out in the La Touche.

6/1

1st

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 90y

14:30 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; bumped by a loose horse and unseated before five out in the La Touche.

6/1

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Stumptown

12st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went very close in last season's Kim Muir; disappointed in this year's Ultima, but has performed well in two other Cheltenham appearances, winning in January and third in a 3m2f handicap just over a fortnight ago; rated 10lb inferior to Coko Beach but capable of a big run if taking to this track.

100/30

Form: -P5112 D BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Improving 6yo who won two of his first three chases before running big race in defeat in Grimthorpe at Doncaster (3m2f, soft) last month; drier ground will be in his favour here and he probably still has more to offer.
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4th

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Some Scope

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Improving 6yo who won two of his first three chases before running big race in defeat in Grimthorpe at Doncaster (3m2f, soft) last month; drier ground will be in his favour here and he probably still has more to offer.

3/1

4th

11

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Some Scope

10st 10lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Improving 6yo who won two of his first three chases before running big race in defeat in Grimthorpe at Doncaster (3m2f, soft) last month; drier ground will be in his favour here and he probably still has more to offer.

3/1

2nd

12

2nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 2

15:40 Doncaster

Some Scope

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Richard Hobson

Improving 6yo who came from a long way off the pace before drawing clear to win comfortably by over 7l here (3m, good) in January and is now 2-3 over fences; 10lb higher in a much stronger race today and may not be ideally suited by the slower ground, but still needs to be taken very seriously.

3/1

Form: 6-P414

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
Built upon encouraging stable debut when scoring at Sandown (3m, good) in February; not quite in same form a Kempton last month but has run well over this C&D before and is still on a workable mark.
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5th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Java Point

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Built upon encouraging stable debut when scoring at Sandown (3m, good) in February; not quite in same form a Kempton last month but has run well over this C&D before and is still on a workable mark.

10/1

5th

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Java Point

10st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Henry Oliver

Built upon encouraging stable debut when scoring at Sandown (3m, good) in February; not quite in same form a Kempton last month but has run well over this C&D before and is still on a workable mark.

10/1

4th

2

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Java Point

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Henry Oliver

Up and down for previous yard in early 2023 but had become well treated and after a promising start for new stable at Newbury he was quite impressive at Sandown (3m, good; has won on soft) since; has won off this revised mark and the return to a sharp 3m won't be a problem; solid chance.

5/2

Form: -232U5

Last run: 173 days

W: 10st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
0-5 since joining Neil Mulholland last spring but his close fifth of 19 on the Old course here (3m1f, good) in October was a good performance; could have a say if fully tuned up after 173-day break; best on good ground.
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6th

3

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

19:30 Stratford

Court Master

11st 13lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Neil Mulholland

Dropped out for a remote finish last time at Cheltenham but that was after a break and he was only 2l away when fifth there the run before (October; 3m1f, good); strong stayer on a handy mark but he does need the ground to remain good.

9/2

Form: P6F16P CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Dug deep to win off today's mark at Ludlow (3m1f, soft) in December but two lesser efforts have followed, and he's too inconsistent to rely upon nowadays; chance probably depends on refitted cheekpieces perking him up.
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1st

1

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

19:30 Stratford

Hidden Heroics

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Just behind Court Master at Cheltenham in April when again below the form he showed in winning over 3m1f at Ludlow last season; on a good mark if he can get back on track and he was made favourite for a voided race last time.

5/1

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Hidden Heroics

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, pulled up before 8th, race voided

7/2

5

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:50 Market Rasen

Hidden Heroics

11st 5lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, pulled up before 8th, race voided

7/2

Form: -41PPP C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 7lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict
Rejuvenated by first-time cheekpieces when winning veterans' chase by 7l here (2m4f, soft) in December but looked out of sorts when pulled up on next three outings; blinkers given a whirl today.
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3rd

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

16:10 Perth

Cepage

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Veteran who has been rather disappointing over 3m plus since winning a 2m4f handicap in first-time cheekpieces at Cheltenham in December (soft); slightly better in blinkers (retained) at Cheltenham last week (3m2f, good) but needs to do even better.

9/1

3rd

2

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 20y

Class 2

16:10 Perth

Cepage

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Veteran who has been rather disappointing over 3m plus since winning a 2m4f handicap in first-time cheekpieces at Cheltenham in December (soft); slightly better in blinkers (retained) at Cheltenham last week (3m2f, good) but needs to do even better.

9/1

8th

3

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Cepage

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Rejuvenated by first-time cheekpieces when winning veterans' chase by 7l here (2m4f, soft) in December but looked out of sorts when pulled up on next three outings; blinkers given a whirl today.

40/1

Form: -3F2PP D

Last run: 66 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Gained all four chase wins at Chepstow but his third on the Old course here (3m1f, good to soft) in October was right up there with his best form; ran very poorly (albeit on heavy ground) last time and has a point to prove.
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4th

1

29th May 2024

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:58 Newton Abbot

Wayfinder

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

All his chase wins have come at Chepstow but he has form elsewhere and this is a softer race than at Cheltenham last month; however, he did bleed that day and there's no denying he has a point to prove.

15/2

9th

12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Wayfinder

10st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Gained all four chase wins at Chepstow but his third on the Old course here (3m1f, good to soft) in October was right up there with his best form; ran very poorly (albeit on heavy ground) last time and has a point to prove.

20/1

9th

12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Wayfinder

10st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Gained all four chase wins at Chepstow but his third on the Old course here (3m1f, good to soft) in October was right up there with his best form; ran very poorly (albeit on heavy ground) last time and has a point to prove.

20/1

Form: 27P-6P

Last run: 92 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Smart chaser when trained in Ireland by Gordon Elliott but his two runs in France this winter (hurdle/chase) were very disappointing; sold for 30,000gns since; has a lot to prove on his debut for another new stable.
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10th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Escaria Ten

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Smart chaser when trained in Ireland by Gordon Elliott but his two runs in France this winter (hurdle/chase) were very disappointing; sold for 30,000gns since; has a lot to prove on his debut for another new stable.

40/1

10th

2

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Escaria Ten

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Smart chaser when trained in Ireland by Gordon Elliott but his two runs in France this winter (hurdle/chase) were very disappointing; sold for 30,000gns since; has a lot to prove on his debut for another new stable.

40/1

3

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Escaria Ten

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Third in the 2021 National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham but now on a losing sequence that predates that run; best chase form has been in conditions races; lesser efforts in top-level handicaps; 50-1 when pulled-up in the Magners Plate last time.

12/1

Form: /4P-F9 CD

Last run: 60 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Fell on seasonal debut in January and was ultimately well beaten in Grand National Trial at Haydock (3m4f, heavy) the following month; not an easy one to weigh up at present but some positives can be drawn from that latest performance, and he's now 5lb lower than when winning over C&D in early 2022.
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No Results Found

Form: 3-1414 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
2-4 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained here (3m1f, soft) in December; didn't jump well enough when only fourth at Newbury last month but still has potential and remains of interest.
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12th

8

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Are U Wise To That

10st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

2-4 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained here (3m1f, soft) in December; didn't jump well enough when only fourth at Newbury last month but still has potential and remains of interest.

11/2

Form: 421-PP CD

Last run: 150 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Not seen since pulled up on consecutive outings in the autumn and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but won the last two editions of this race (both times on good ground) and will presumably be primed for a big run.
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4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Captain Cattistock

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Not seen since pulled up on consecutive outings in the autumn and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but won the last two editions of this race (both times on good ground) and will presumably be primed for a big run.

12/1

4

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Captain Cattistock

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Not seen since pulled up on consecutive outings in the autumn and probably doesn't have much margin for error off current mark but won the last two editions of this race (both times on good ground) and will presumably be primed for a big run.

12/1

6

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 71y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Captain Cattistock

11st 9lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Won 3m2f handicap at Cheltenham (good) in April for the second year in a row, on both occasions following big runs over 3m7f at Musselburgh; used to be fine in the mud as well; needs to bounce back from a poor show in the valuable 3m Kerry National at Listowel two months ago.

14/1

Form: 6564P2 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on older form but his record in recent seasons is very mixed.
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14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Laskalin

10st 3lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on older form but his record in recent seasons is very mixed.

10/1

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Laskalin

10st 3lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on older form but his record in recent seasons is very mixed.

10/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £255.70
Straight Forecast £206.92
Tricast £1474.23
Trifecta £3004.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Some Scope

TOPSPEED:

Hidden Heroics

The Times:

Manothepeople

The Guardian:

Are U Wise To That

RP RATINGS:

Moroder

Daily Mail:

Cepage

WEST COUNTRY:

Some Scope

Telegraph:

Some Scope

D Express:

Some Scope

Daily Mirror:

Some Scope

The Sun:

Some Scope

Daily Record:

Some Scope

POSTDATA:

Hidden Heroics

The Star:

Manothepeople