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Going - Good (Good to Soft in places). 
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211P
Golden Birthday (FR) 7,b g 11-12

Poliglote-Gold Or Silver(Glint of Gold)

ts+(20) d2 (Mr G C Stevens)
Rated 144

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Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE) 6,b g 11-11

Oscar-Coming Home(Exit To Nowhere)

hd+(182) (The Vacuum Pouch Company Limited)
Rated 143

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Louis Vac Pouch (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Court Minstrel (IRE)1
14th Oct 2017 Chepstow(2m 3f 100yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Court Minstrel (IRE) 1st (14/1 10-11 Rated 142) Mr M S Bastyan 2.03L in front of Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE) 6th (25/1 10-8 Rated 132) R Johnson (18 ran)
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River Frost (GB)1
14th Oct 2017 Chepstow(2m 3f 100yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) River Frost (GB) 5th (16/1 11-4 Rated 142) B J Geraghty .03L in front of Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE) 6th (25/1 10-8 Rated 132) R Johnson (18 ran)
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River Frost (GB) 6,b g 11-11

Silver Frost-River Test(Beat Hollow)

(213) (Mr John P McManus)
Rated 143

Head to Head

In the last 3 years River Frost (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Court Minstrel (IRE)1
14th Oct 2017 Chepstow(2m 3f 100yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Court Minstrel (IRE) 1st (14/1 10-11 Rated 142) Mr M S Bastyan 2.00L in front of River Frost (GB) 5th (16/1 11-4 Rated 142) B J Geraghty (18 ran)
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Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE)1
14th Oct 2017 Chepstow(2m 3f 100yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) River Frost (GB) 5th (16/1 11-4 Rated 142) B J Geraghty .03L in front of Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE) 6th (25/1 10-8 Rated 132) R Johnson (18 ran)
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Le Patriote (FR)1
13th Jan 2018 Kempton(2m 5f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) Le Patriote (FR) 7th (10/1 10-8 Rated 127) B Hughes River Frost (GB) pulled up (8/1 11-12 Rated 145) B J Geraghty (16 ran)
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Captain Cattistock (GB) 5,b g 11-6

Black Sam Bellamy-Pearl Buttons(Alflora)

ts6(178) (Mr Peter Hart)
Rated 138

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Captain Cattistock (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Point Of Principle (IRE)1
17th Feb 2018 Ascot(2m 3f 58yds, Hurdle, Soft) Point Of Principle (IRE) 1st (12/1 11-0 Rated 125) Alan Johns 9.28L in front of Captain Cattistock (GB) 4th (11/4 11-8 Rated 135) Sean Bowen (5 ran)
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Theclockisticking (IRE)1
18th Apr 2018 Cheltenham(2m 4f 56yds, Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Theclockisticking (IRE) 2nd (13/2 11-4 Rated 138) C Gethings 2.25L in front of Captain Cattistock (GB) 4th (7/1 11-4 Rated 135) Sam Twiston-Davies (14 ran)
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04-5
Dashing Oscar (IRE) 8,b g 11-6

Oscar-Be My Leader(Supreme Leader)

ts+(139) d1 (Niall S Farrell)
Rated 138

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Dashing Oscar (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Azzerti (FR)1
7th Oct 2017 Fontwell(2m 3f 49yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Dashing Oscar (IRE) 1st (5/2Fav 11-8 Rated 131) N D Fehily 15.00L in front of Azzerti (FR) 7th (3/1 11-9 Rated 132) W Hutchinson (7 ran)
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6
2-42
Head to Head

In the last 3 years Theclockisticking (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Captain Cattistock (GB)1
18th Apr 2018 Cheltenham(2m 4f 56yds, Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Theclockisticking (IRE) 2nd (13/2 11-4 Rated 138) C Gethings 2.25L in front of Captain Cattistock (GB) 4th (7/1 11-4 Rated 135) Sam Twiston-Davies (14 ran)
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72-4
Head to Head

In the last 3 years Azzerti (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Dashing Oscar (IRE)1
7th Oct 2017 Fontwell(2m 3f 49yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Dashing Oscar (IRE) 1st (5/2Fav 11-8 Rated 131) N D Fehily 15.00L in front of Azzerti (FR) 7th (3/1 11-9 Rated 132) W Hutchinson (7 ran)
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Point Of Principle (IRE) 5,b g 11-3

Rip Van Winkle-L'ancresse(Darshaan)

(169) d1 (Oceans Racing)
Rated 135

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Point Of Principle (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Dans Le Vent (FR)2
13th Apr 2018 Aintree(3m 149yds, Hurdle, Soft) Dans Le Vent (FR) 6th (66/1 11-4 Rated 132) G Sheehan 14.00L in front of Point Of Principle (IRE) 7th (66/1 11-4 Rated 136) Alan Johns (13 ran)
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27th Oct 2017 Cheltenham(2m 87yds, Maiden Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places - Watered)) Dans Le Vent (FR) 2nd (9/4 11-0) G Sheehan 7.50L in front of Point Of Principle (IRE) 4th (8/1 11-0) Alan Johns (8 ran)
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Captain Cattistock (GB)1
17th Feb 2018 Ascot(2m 3f 58yds, Hurdle, Soft) Point Of Principle (IRE) 1st (12/1 11-0 Rated 125) Alan Johns 9.28L in front of Captain Cattistock (GB) 4th (11/4 11-8 Rated 135) Sean Bowen (5 ran)
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9
41P-
Le Patriote (FR) 6,b g 11-3

Poliglote-Sentosa(Kaldounevees)

cp3(217) d1 (Canard Vert Racing Club)
Rated 135

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Le Patriote (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Court Minstrel (IRE)1
17th Feb 2018 Ascot(2m 3f 58yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Le Patriote (FR) 1st (4/1 10-4 Rated 127) B Hughes 27.25L in front of Court Minstrel (IRE) 8th (40/1 11-12 Rated 149) Adam Wedge (9 ran)
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River Frost (GB)1
13th Jan 2018 Kempton(2m 5f , Hcap Hurdle, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) Le Patriote (FR) 7th (10/1 10-8 Rated 127) B Hughes River Frost (GB) pulled up (8/1 11-12 Rated 145) B J Geraghty (16 ran)
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Castafiore (USA)1
10th Mar 2018 Sandown(1m 7f 216yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in places)) Castafiore (USA) 8th (25/1 9-13 Rated 130) Paul O'Brien Le Patriote (FR) pulled up (7/1 10-9 Rated 135) Sam Twiston-Davies (17 ran)
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Head to Head

In the last 3 years Whatmore (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Zalvados (FR)1
31st Oct 2017 Bangor-on-Dee(2m 145yds, Hurdle, Good) Whatmore (GB) 1st (13/2 11-4 Rated 127) A Tinkler 2.00L in front of Zalvados (FR) 2nd (7/2 10-12 Rated 124) Harry Skelton (12 ran)
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11
-224
Garo De Juilley (FR) 6,b g 11-2

Ungaro-Lucy De Juilley(Goldneyev)

ts+(20) d1 (Mr G Thompson)
Rated 134

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Garo De Juilley (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Court Minstrel (IRE)1
21st Aug 2018 Newton Abbot(2m 167yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Garo De Juilley (FR) 2nd (16/1 11-12 Rated 133) A P Heskin 25.38L in front of Court Minstrel (IRE) 7th (8/1 12-2 Rated 137) Adam Wedge (7 ran)
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14
326-
Dans Le Vent (FR) 5,b g 11-0

Skins Game-Boreade(Lost World)

(183) d1 (R J Gambarini Racing)
Rated 132

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Dans Le Vent (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Point Of Principle (IRE)2
13th Apr 2018 Aintree(3m 149yds, Hurdle, Soft) Dans Le Vent (FR) 6th (66/1 11-4 Rated 132) G Sheehan 14.00L in front of Point Of Principle (IRE) 7th (66/1 11-4 Rated 136) Alan Johns (13 ran)
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27th Oct 2017 Cheltenham(2m 87yds, Maiden Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places - Watered)) Dans Le Vent (FR) 2nd (9/4 11-0) G Sheehan 7.50L in front of Point Of Principle (IRE) 4th (8/1 11-0) Alan Johns (8 ran)
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Court Minstrel (IRE) 11,b g 10-13

Court Cave-Theatral(Orchestra)

(53) cd2 (Mrs Janet Davies)
Rated 131 Won When Rated 142-149-145-147-141-131

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Court Minstrel (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Master Dancer (GB)1
2nd Dec 2017 Newbury(2m 4f 118yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft) Master Dancer (GB) 4th (7/1 10-6 Rated 129) R Johnson 14.00L in front of Court Minstrel (IRE) 9th (16/1 11-7 Rated 149) Mr M S Bastyan (12 ran)
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River Frost (GB)1
14th Oct 2017 Chepstow(2m 3f 100yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Court Minstrel (IRE) 1st (14/1 10-11 Rated 142) Mr M S Bastyan 2.00L in front of River Frost (GB) 5th (16/1 11-4 Rated 142) B J Geraghty (18 ran)
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Garo De Juilley (FR)1
21st Aug 2018 Newton Abbot(2m 167yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good) Garo De Juilley (FR) 2nd (16/1 11-12 Rated 133) A P Heskin 25.38L in front of Court Minstrel (IRE) 7th (8/1 12-2 Rated 137) Adam Wedge (7 ran)
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Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE)1
14th Oct 2017 Chepstow(2m 3f 100yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Court Minstrel (IRE) 1st (14/1 10-11 Rated 142) Mr M S Bastyan 2.03L in front of Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE) 6th (25/1 10-8 Rated 132) R Johnson (18 ran)
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Le Patriote (FR)1
17th Feb 2018 Ascot(2m 3f 58yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Le Patriote (FR) 1st (4/1 10-4 Rated 127) B Hughes 27.25L in front of Court Minstrel (IRE) 8th (40/1 11-12 Rated 149) Adam Wedge (9 ran)
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Master Dancer (GB) 7,gr g 10-12

Mastercraftsman-Isabella Glyn(Sadler's Wells)

cp+(66) c2 (Select-racing-club Co Uk & Mr C Davies)
Rated 130

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Master Dancer (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Court Minstrel (IRE)1
2nd Dec 2017 Newbury(2m 4f 118yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft) Master Dancer (GB) 4th (7/1 10-6 Rated 129) R Johnson 14.00L in front of Court Minstrel (IRE) 9th (16/1 11-7 Rated 149) Mr M S Bastyan (12 ran)
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Head to Head

In the last 3 years Castafiore (USA) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Le Patriote (FR)1
10th Mar 2018 Sandown(1m 7f 216yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in places)) Castafiore (USA) 8th (25/1 9-13 Rated 130) Paul O'Brien Le Patriote (FR) pulled up (7/1 10-9 Rated 135) Sam Twiston-Davies (17 ran)
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172-
Zalvados (FR) 5,ch g 10-10

Soldier Of Fortune-Zariyana(Desert Prince)

ts+(172) (Mr D C Mercer)
Rated 128

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Zalvados (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Whatmore (GB)1
31st Oct 2017 Bangor-on-Dee(2m 145yds, Hurdle, Good) Whatmore (GB) 1st (13/2 11-4 Rated 127) A Tinkler 2.00L in front of Zalvados (FR) 2nd (7/2 10-12 Rated 124) Harry Skelton (12 ran)
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First Time - In a Hdl Handicap Point Of Principle, Dans Le Vent» Full list of First Time Gear

Probable SP 5/1 Theclockisticking, 6/1 River Frost, 13/2 Le Patriote, 8/1 Captain Cattistock, 10/1 Golden Birthday, Court Minstrel, Sneaky Feeling, 14/1 Louis' Vac Pouch, Dans Le Vent, 16/1 Azzerti, Master Dancer, Point Of Principle, 20/1 Whatmore, Dashing Oscar, Zalvados, 33/1 Castafiore, Chic Name, Garo De Juilley.

Previous Years
2017 Court Minstrel 10 10-11 Mr M S Bastyan 14/1 (E Williams)
2016 Ballyoptic 6 11-0 Ryan Hatch 9/2 (Nigel Twiston-Davies)
2015 Court Minstrel 8 11-12 Paul Moloney 40/1 (E Williams)
2014 Shelford 5 10-4 Harry Skelton 6/1 (Dan Skelton)
2013 Shammick Boy 8 10-13 Jack Doyle 20/1 (V Dartnall)
2012 Lamb Or Cod 5 10-0 James Best 7/2 (Philip Hobbs)
2011 Arthurian Legend 6 10-6 R Johnson 7/1 (Philip Hobbs)
2010 Any Given Day 5 10-8 Henry Brooke 7/1 (Donald McCain)
2009 Mr Thriller 4 10-9 J W Farrelly 7/2 (David Pipe)
2008 Irish Legend 8 10-3 Michael Murphy 14/1 (C Roberts)

Symbols Explained

WS Wind Surgery ts2 Tongue Strap vs2 Visor hd2 Hood es2 Eye Shield ec2 Eye Cover cp2 Cheekpiece bl2 Blinkers tt2 Tongue Tie cd2 Course and Distance Winner c2 Course Winner d2 Distance Winner bf Beaten Favourite on Last Run

The superscript number on headgear bl2 indicates number of times worn. A plus bl+ indicates more than 10 times where as red background bl1indicates first time.

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