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Brain Power (IRE) 8,b g 11-10

Kalanisi-Blonde Ambition(Old Vic)

cp8(87) c1 d5 (Mr Michael Buckley)
Rated 158

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Brain Power (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Buveur D'air (FR)1
14th Mar 2017 Cheltenham(2m 87yds, Hurdle, Good to Soft) Buveur D'air (FR) 1st (5/1 11-10 Rated 157) N D Fehily 29.56L in front of Brain Power (IRE) 9th (13/2 11-10 Rated 162) D J Mullins (11 ran)
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Silver Streak (IRE)1
15th Dec 2018 Cheltenham(2m 179yds, Hurdle, Good to Soft) Brain Power (IRE) 1st (7/1 11-0 Rated 158) N de Boinville 1.75L in front of Silver Streak (IRE) 2nd (9/2 11-4 Rated 150) B J Geraghty (8 ran)
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Buveur D'air (FR) 8,b g 11-10

Crillon-History(Alesso)

(38) cd2 (John P McManus)
Rated 172

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Buveur Dair (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Brain Power (IRE)1
14th Mar 2017 Cheltenham(2m 87yds, Hurdle, Good to Soft) Buveur D'air (FR) 1st (5/1 11-10 Rated 157) N D Fehily 29.56L in front of Brain Power (IRE) 9th (13/2 11-10 Rated 162) D J Mullins (11 ran)
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Verdana Blue (IRE)1
26th Dec 2018 Kempton(2m , Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Verdana Blue (IRE) 1st (11/2 11-0 Rated 152) N de Boinville .06L in front of Buveur D'air (FR) 2nd (1/4Fav 11-7 Rated 172) B J Geraghty (5 ran)
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Melon (GB)1
13th Mar 2018 Cheltenham(2m 87yds, Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in places)) Buveur D'air (FR) 1st (4/6Fav 11-10 Rated 169) B J Geraghty .25L in front of Melon (GB) 2nd (7/1 11-10 Rated 160) P Townend (11 ran)
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Global Citizen (IRE)1
26th Dec 2018 Kempton(2m , Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Buveur D'air (FR) 2nd (1/4Fav 11-7 Rated 172) B J Geraghty 13.00L in front of Global Citizen (IRE) 4th (11/1 11-7 Rated 150) David Bass (5 ran)
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Global Citizen (IRE) 7,b g 11-10

Alkaadhem-Lady Willmurt(Mandalus)

(52) d5 (The Megsons)
Rated 159

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Global Citizen (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Buveur D'air (FR)1
26th Dec 2018 Kempton(2m , Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Buveur D'air (FR) 2nd (1/4Fav 11-7 Rated 172) B J Geraghty 13.00L in front of Global Citizen (IRE) 4th (11/1 11-7 Rated 150) David Bass (5 ran)
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Silver Streak (IRE)1
19th Jan 2019 Haydock(1m 7f 144yds, Hurdle, Good to Soft (Soft in Places)) Global Citizen (IRE) 1st (3/1 11-8 Rated 150) David Bass 3.00L in front of Silver Streak (IRE) 2nd (5/2J Fav 11-8 Rated 156) Adam Wedge (5 ran)
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Verdana Blue (IRE)1
26th Dec 2018 Kempton(2m , Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Verdana Blue (IRE) 1st (11/2 11-0 Rated 152) N de Boinville 13.06L in front of Global Citizen (IRE) 4th (11/1 11-7 Rated 150) David Bass (5 ran)
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Melon (GB) 7,ch g 11-10

Medicean-Night Teeny(Platini)

cp1(38) d2 (Mrs J Donnelly)
Rated 165

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Melon (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Buveur D'air (FR)1
13th Mar 2018 Cheltenham(2m 87yds, Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in places)) Buveur D'air (FR) 1st (4/6Fav 11-10 Rated 169) B J Geraghty .25L in front of Melon (GB) 2nd (7/1 11-10 Rated 160) P Townend (11 ran)
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Sharjah (FR)1
29th Dec 2018 Leopardstown(2m , Hurdle, Good To Yielding (Hurdle/bumper), Good (S'chase)) Sharjah (FR) 1st (6/1 11-10 Rated 156) Mr P W Mullins 7.50L in front of Melon (GB) 4th (7/2 11-10 Rated 165) R Walsh (6 ran)
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Apple's Jade (FR)1
2nd Feb 2019 Leopardstown(2m , Hurdle, Good To Yielding (Hdle/bumper), Good (Chase)) Apple's Jade (FR) 1st (8/11Fav 11-3 Rated 162) J W Kennedy 21.75L in front of Melon (GB) 4th (4/1 11-10 Rated 164) R Walsh (6 ran)
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1311
Sharjah (FR) 6,b g 11-10

Doctor Dino-Saaryeh(Royal Academy)

(73) d5 (Mrs S Ricci)
Rated 165

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Sharjah (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Melon (GB)1
29th Dec 2018 Leopardstown(2m , Hurdle, Good To Yielding (Hurdle/bumper), Good (S'chase)) Sharjah (FR) 1st (6/1 11-10 Rated 156) Mr P W Mullins 7.50L in front of Melon (GB) 4th (7/2 11-10 Rated 165) R Walsh (6 ran)
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Silver Streak (IRE) 6,gr g 11-10

Dark Angel-Happy Talk(Hamas)

(52) d5 (Mr L Fell)
Rated 156

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Silver Streak (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Brain Power (IRE)1
15th Dec 2018 Cheltenham(2m 179yds, Hurdle, Good to Soft) Brain Power (IRE) 1st (7/1 11-0 Rated 158) N de Boinville 1.75L in front of Silver Streak (IRE) 2nd (9/2 11-4 Rated 150) B J Geraghty (8 ran)
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Verdana Blue (IRE)3
18th Nov 2018 Cheltenham(2m 87yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Silver Streak (IRE) 2nd (12/1 11-5 Rated 145) Adam Wedge 3.25L in front of Verdana Blue (IRE) 4th (9/2Fav 11-11 Rated 146) Jeremiah McGrath (18 ran)
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10th Feb 2018 Newbury(2m 69yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Verdana Blue (IRE) 10th (14/1 11-9 Rated 145) D N Russell Silver Streak (IRE) unseated rider (16/1 10-6 Rated 133) Mr M S Bastyan (24 ran)
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23rd Dec 2017 Ascot(1m 7f 152yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) Silver Streak (IRE) 2nd (8/1 10-0 Rated 130) Mr M S Bastyan 1.50L in front of Verdana Blue (IRE) 3rd (5/1Fav 11-5 Rated 144) N de Boinville (17 ran)
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Global Citizen (IRE)1
19th Jan 2019 Haydock(1m 7f 144yds, Hurdle, Good to Soft (Soft in Places)) Global Citizen (IRE) 1st (3/1 11-8 Rated 150) David Bass 3.00L in front of Silver Streak (IRE) 2nd (5/2J Fav 11-8 Rated 156) Adam Wedge (5 ran)
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Apple's Jade (FR) 7,b f 11-3

Saddler Maker-Apple's For Ever(Nikos)

ts+(38) c1 d4 (Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 166

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Apples Jade (FR) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Melon (GB)1
2nd Feb 2019 Leopardstown(2m , Hurdle, Good To Yielding (Hdle/bumper), Good (Chase)) Apple's Jade (FR) 1st (8/11Fav 11-3 Rated 162) J W Kennedy 21.75L in front of Melon (GB) 4th (4/1 11-10 Rated 164) R Walsh (6 ran)
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Laurina (FR) 6,b f 11-3

Spanish Moon-Lamboghina(Alkalde)

(20) c1 d1 (Sullivan Bloodstock Limited)
Rated 159

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Verdana Blue (IRE) 7,b m 11-3

Getaway-Blue Gallery(Bluebird)

(13) d4 (Crimbourne Stud)
Rated 157

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Verdana Blue (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Buveur D'air (FR)1
26th Dec 2018 Kempton(2m , Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Verdana Blue (IRE) 1st (11/2 11-0 Rated 152) N de Boinville .06L in front of Buveur D'air (FR) 2nd (1/4Fav 11-7 Rated 172) B J Geraghty (5 ran)
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Silver Streak (IRE)3
18th Nov 2018 Cheltenham(2m 87yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Silver Streak (IRE) 2nd (12/1 11-5 Rated 145) Adam Wedge 3.25L in front of Verdana Blue (IRE) 4th (9/2Fav 11-11 Rated 146) Jeremiah McGrath (18 ran)
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10th Feb 2018 Newbury(2m 69yds, Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Verdana Blue (IRE) 10th (14/1 11-9 Rated 145) D N Russell Silver Streak (IRE) unseated rider (16/1 10-6 Rated 133) Mr M S Bastyan (24 ran)
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23rd Dec 2017 Ascot(1m 7f 152yds, Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) Silver Streak (IRE) 2nd (8/1 10-0 Rated 130) Mr M S Bastyan 1.50L in front of Verdana Blue (IRE) 3rd (5/1Fav 11-5 Rated 144) N de Boinville (17 ran)
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Global Citizen (IRE)1
26th Dec 2018 Kempton(2m , Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Verdana Blue (IRE) 1st (11/2 11-0 Rated 152) N de Boinville 13.06L in front of Global Citizen (IRE) 4th (11/1 11-7 Rated 150) David Bass (5 ran)
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First Time - Cheekpiece Melon» Full list of First Time Gear

Probable SP 2/1 Apple's Jade, 9/4 Buveur D'air, 4/1 Laurina, 12/1 Sharjah, 14/1 Verdana Blue, Melon, 16/1 Espoir D'allen, 20/1 Brain Power, 33/1 Global Citizen, 50/1 Silver Streak.

Previous Years
2018 Buveur D'air 7 11-10 B J Geraghty 4/6Fav (Nicky Henderson)
2017 Buveur D'air 6 11-10 N D Fehily 5/1 (Nicky Henderson)
2016 Annie Power 8 11-3 R Walsh 5/2Fav (W P Mullins)
2015 Faugheen 7 11-10 R Walsh 4/5Fav (W P Mullins)
2014 Jezki 6 11-10 B J Geraghty 9/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
2013 Hurricane Fly 9 11-10 R Walsh 13/8Fav (W P Mullins)
2012 Rock On Ruby 7 11-10 N D Fehily 11/1 (Paul Nicholls)
2011 Hurricane Fly 7 11-10 R Walsh 11/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2010 Binocular 6 11-10 A P McCoy 9/1 (Nicky Henderson)
2009 Punjabi 6 11-10 B J Geraghty 22/1 (Nicky Henderson)
2008 Katchit 5 11-10 R Thornton 10/1 (Alan King)
2007 Sublimity 7 11-10 P A Carberry 16/1 (John G Carr)
2006 Brave Inca 8 11-10 A P McCoy 7/4Fav (C A Murphy)
2005 Hardy Eustace 8 11-10 C O'Dwyer 7/2JFav (D T Hughes)
2004 Hardy Eustace 7 11-10 C O'Dwyer 33/1 (D T Hughes)
2003 Rooster Booster 9 12-0 R Johnson 9/2 (Philip Hobbs)
2002 Hors La Loi III 7 12-0 D Gallagher 10/1 (James Fanshawe)
2001 Abandoned
2000 Istabraq 8 12-0 C F Swan 8/15Fav (A P O'Brien)
1999 Istabraq 7 12-0 C F Swan 4/9Fav (A P O'Brien)
1998 Istabraq 6 12-0 C F Swan 3/1Fav (A P O'Brien)
1997 Make A Stand 6 12-0 A P McCoy 7/1 (Henry Candy)
1996 Collier Bay 6 12-0 G Bradley 9/1 (J A B Old)
1995 Alderbrook 6 12-0 N Williamson 11/2 (K C Bailey)
1994 Flakey Dove 8 11-9 M Dwyer 9/1 (Richard Price)
1993 Granville Again 7 12-0 P Scudamore 13/2 (M C Pipe)
1992 Royal Gait 9 12-0 GMcCourt 6/1 (James Fanshawe)
1991 Morley Street 7 12-0 JFrost 4/1Fav (G B Balding)
1990 Kribensis 6 12-0 R Dunwoody 95/40 (Sir Michael Stoute)

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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