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16:50 Cheltenham Racecard - 15th March 2019

16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
  • 5YO plus, 20 Runners
  • Winner £61,897, 2nd £23,320, 3rd £11,671, 4th £5,830, 5th £2,926, 6th £1,463, 7th £726, 8th £374
  • Distance 2m 62y
  • Going Good to soft-soft in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Silk
1
Forest Bihan Danny Cook B Ellison 8 yrs, 11-12 49 Form: 16-3F32
1 Tip
Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and four chases from 2m to 2m 1f on good and soft ground. Beaten 1/2l by Cracking Find when second of 7 at 3-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 2m (good) in January.
Silk
2
Gino Trail R Johnson Kerry Lee 12 yrs, 11-11 27 Form: 2123-22 Has won a hurdle race, six chases and a point-to-point from 1m 7f to 3m on good and soft ground. Beaten 4 1/2l by Magic Saint when second of 5 at 5-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Wincanton over 2m (good) last month.
Silk
3
Le Prezien B J Geraghty P F Nicholls 8 yrs, 11-10 41 Form: 81P-257
2 Tips
Winner of three hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 2f on soft ground. Well beaten at 13-2 behind Dolos when seventh of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Sandown over 1m 7f (soft) last month.
Silk
4
Magic Saint Harry Cobden P F Nicholls 5 yrs, 11-8 27 Form: 135-251
3 Tips
Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 2f on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 11-10fav at Wincanton over 2m (good) last month, beating Gino Trail by 4 1/2l. Has also won at Auteuil this season.
Silk
5
Bun Doran P J Brennan T R George 8 yrs, 11-7 90 Form: 2335-12
2 Tips
Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 3 1/2l by Ozzie The Oscar when second of 5 at 5-4fav on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (good) in December last year.
Silk
6
Diakali Joshua Moore G L Moore 10 yrs, 11-6 78 Form: 6-111P5 Has won seven hurdle races and three chases from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to yielding - soft. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Altior when last of 5 on his latest outing in a Grade 2 chase in the Group 2 Unibet Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton over 2m (good to soft) in December last year. Has won 3 times this season.
Silk
7
Tree Of Liberty Mr Richard Patrick Kerry Lee 7 yrs, 11-6 62 Form: 2125-24 He has won a hurdle race and two chases from 2m to 2m 3f on good and soft ground. Finished 6l behind Beau Bay when fourth of 5 at 9-4 on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 1m 7f (good) in January.
Silk
8
Whatswrongwithyou Nico de Boinville N J Henderson 8 yrs, 11-4 19 Form: 13-6211
1 Tip
Winner of two hurdle races, a NH flat race, two chases and a point-to-point from 2m to 3m on good to soft and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when evens fav at Fontwell over 2m 2f (good to soft) last month, beating Amour de Nuit by 17l. Has also won at Ffos Las this season.
Silk
9
Caid Du Lin Sam Twiston-Davies Dr R D P Newland 7 yrs, 11-3 111 Form: 2-12P21 He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 3f on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 16-1 in a chase at Ascot over 2m 1f (good to soft) on his latest outing in November last year, beating Speredek by 1 1/4l. Has also won at Worcester this season.
Silk
10
Theflyingportrait Sean Quinlan Jennie Candlish 10 yrs, 11-3 107 Form: 253121 Has won a hurdle race and eight chases from 1m 7f to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 9-4fav at Wetherby over 1m 7f (good to soft) in November last year, beating Special Catch by 14l. Has won twice at Wetherby this season.
Silk
11
Top Gamble M A Enright Kerry Lee 11 yrs, 11-2 78 Form: 438-4FF
1 Tip
Has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and six chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy, but last win was over three years ago. Fell 5 out when 9-1 at Chepstow over 2m 3f (soft) in a chase won by Doitforthevillage in December last year on his latest outing.
Silk
12
Champagne At Tara J J O'Neill Jonjo O'Neill 10 yrs, 11-2 49 Form: 311265 Winner of a hurdle race, a NH flat race and three chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Cracking Find when fifth of 7 on his latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 2m (good) in January. Has won at Uttoxeter and Aintree this season.
Silk
13
Mind's Eye Rachael Blackmore H de Bromhead 7 yrs, 11-1 41 Form: 4-21655
1 Tip
He has won two hurdle races and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. Finished 4 1/2l behind Quamino when fifth of 14 at 5-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Leopardstown over 2m 1f (good) last month.
Silk
14
Mr Medic James Best R Walford 8 yrs, 11-0 55 Form: 131-166 Winner of five chases from 2m 1f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Well beaten at 11-2 behind Cyrname when sixth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Ascot over 2m 5f (good to soft) in January.
Silk
15
Theo Charlie Hammond Dr R D P Newland 9 yrs, 10-12 13 Form: 3-11542
1 Tip
Has won five hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 1/2l by Movie Legend when second of 6 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Doncaster over 2m (good) earlier this month. Has won twice at Worcester this season.
Silk
16
Wind Ops
Marracudja Harry Skelton D Skelton 8 yrs, 10-12 78 Form: 467632
2 Tips
Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 1m 7f to 2m on good and soft ground. Beaten a nose by Cracking Find when second of 7 at 9-4fav on his latest outing in a chase at Wetherby over 1m 7f (good to soft) in December last year.
Silk
17
Croco Bay Kielan Woods B I Case 12 yrs, 10-12 227 Form: U9835/2 Winner of two hurdle races and four chases from 2m to 2m 3f on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 1l by I'dliketheoption when second of 5 at 14-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Worcester over 2m (good) in July last year.
Silk
18
Not Another Muddle J E Moore G L Moore 8 yrs, 10-11 28 Form: 25/11-31
7 Tips
He has won a hurdle race and three chases from 1m 7f to 2m 4f on soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 6-4fav at Sandown over 1m 7f (soft) last month, beating Darebin by 3 1/2l.
Silk
19
Brelan D'as Miss B Frost P F Nicholls 8 yrs, 10-9 28 Form: 0-22151
1 Tip
He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to heavy. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 8-11fav at Fakenham over 2m (good to soft) last month, beating Delire D'Estruval by 1 3/4l. Has also won at Haydock this season.
Silk
20
All Set To Go G Sheehan Kevin Frost 8 yrs, 10-7 140 Form: 10P113 Winner of five hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 1f on good and soft ground. Third of 7 behind Diakali beaten 14l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (good) in October last year. Has won 3 times this season.
View Race Verdict And 22 Tips
Odds correct as of 19/05/2019 07:32. Odds are subject to change.
Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
Not Another Muddle
7 Tips
7 Tips
  • Rory Delargy The Irish Field
  • Sirius The Sun On Sunday
  • Paul Kealy Weekender
  • The Scout Daily Express
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
  • Jason Heavey The Star
  • Rob Wright The Times
Magic Saint
3 Tips
3 Tips
  • Alex Hammond Sky Sports Racing
  • The Guardian
  • Andrew King WEST COUNTRY
Marracudja
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • Newsboy Daily Mirror
  • Templegate The Sun
Bun Doran
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • Robin Goodfellow Daily Mail
  • Marlborough Telegraph
Le Prezien
2 Tips
2 Tips
  • Jon Freeman The i
  • Ben Hutton SPOTLIGHT
Theo
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • TOPSPEED
Brelan D'as
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • POSTDATA
Top Gamble
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Steve Mason RP Ratings
Whatswrongwithyou
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • James Burn LAMBOURN
Forest Bihan
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Richard Young THE NORTH
Mind's Eye
1 Tip
1 Tip
  • Mark Edwards Oxford Mail
The Sportsman's Verdict
Le Prezien is only 1lb higher than when winning this 12 months ago and Brelan D'As, who represents the same trainer/owner combination, has a nice racing weight. Whatswrongwithyou went up 10lb for winning a three-runner race at Fontwell but still has to be considered, while course scorer Bun Doran is a player and Mind's Eye is interesting on the basis that he was deemed good enough to contest a couple of Grade 1 races earlier in the season. MAGIC SAINT gets the nod, though, as he brings good French form to the table and comfortably beat last year's runner-up Gino Trail at Wincanton last time. Not Another Muddle is improving rapidly and is another to consider closely as he's three from four over fences and was impressive at Sandown latest.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Magic Saint
2nd Whatswrongwithyou
3rd Not Another Muddle
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