Header
Text here
Header
Text here
1
221-
Black Op (IRE) 7,br g 11-0

Sandmason-Afar Story(Desert Story)

ts4(237) (Mr R S Brookhouse)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK7322.67
P2P110

14th Apr 18 Aintree(2m 4f Hurdle, Soft) Rated 152 3/1 11-4 N D Fehily 1st of 12 runners, by 0.5L and 3L from Lostintranslation and Momella

14th Mar 18 Cheltenham(2m 5f 26yds Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in places)) Rated 150 8/1 11-7 N D Fehily 2nd of 14 runners, 2.75L behind Samcro

27th Jan 18 Cheltenham(2m 4f 56yds Hurdle, Heavy) Rated 137 8/1 11-5 T Scudamore 2nd of 9 runners, 0.75L behind Santini

2
47-5
Defi Du Seuil (FR) 5,b g 11-0

Voix Du Nord-Quarvine Du Seuil(Lavirco)

(19) (Mr John P McManus)
Rated 150

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE100-1.00
UK9704.03

18th Nov 18 Cheltenham(1m 7f 199yds Chase, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 157 4/1 11-2 B J Geraghty 5th of 5 runners, 25L behind Lalor

3rd Feb 18 Leopardstown(2m Hurdle, Soft (Hurdle Track), Soft, Yielding In Places (S chase Track)) Rated 157 9/1 11-9 R Johnson 7th of 8 runners, 26.5L behind Supasundae

25th Nov 17 Ascot(2m 3f 58yds Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Rated 157 10/11Fav 11-3 B J Geraghty 4th of 5 runners, 17.63L behind Lil Rockerfeller

Trainer Quotes

Philip Hobbs quotes on Defi Du Seuil (FR)

He's a horse with a future, obviously, but to come back and do what he's done today and win again, I think that's seven wins, he's been busy. He's very good and he can only improve with time, but it's very hard for a juvenile to hold that level of form all season - Philip has done a brilliant job with him. He's still unbeaten over hurdles and the bubble has not been burst yet!. We've had two other Triumph Hurdle winners (Made In Japan and Detroit City) but this one would be the best of them. We need to talk to JP and everybody else to see what the plan will be for next season, but we've plenty of time to do that. He's very adaptable and he's very tough, he just takes it all very well.
After Defi Du Seuil (FR) finished 1st at Aintree on Thu, 6th Apr 2017 2m Hurdle Good

3
-849
Eddy (GB) 9,b g 11-0

Exit To Nowhere-Sharway Lady(Shareef Dancer)

(16) c1 (Mr J F Panvert)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK3435-18.50

21st Nov 18 Chepstow(2m 7f 131yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 102 40/1 10-6 Lucy Gardner (3) 9th of 13 runners, 33.31L behind Solstice Star

27th May 18 Fontwell(3m 1f 166yds Hcap Hurdle, Good (Good to Firm in places)) Rated 103 8/1 10-6 Mr Sean Houlihan (5) 4th of 7 runners, 7.75L behind Scooby

8th May 18 Exeter(2m 7f 25yds Hcap Hurdle, Good (Good to Firm in places)) Rated 105 16/1 10-3 Conor Shoemark 8th of 10 runners, 42L behind Max Forte

4
38P/
Spring Wolf (GB) 10,br g 11-0

Loup Sauvage-Spring Grass(Pardigras)

(986) (Mr B J M Ryall)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK402-4.00

26th Mar 16 Newton Abbot(2m 2f 110yds Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) 66/1 11-1 D Crosse pulled up(14 ran) in race won by Knockgraffon

25th Nov 15 Fontwell(2m 3f 33yds Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in places)) 16/1 10-12 D Crosse 8th of 9 runners, 110.75L behind Clondaw Cian

31st Oct 14 Uttoxeter(2m Bumper, Good to Soft (Good in places)) 33/1 11-0 D Crosse 3rd of 14 runners, 4.5L and 13L behind Missed Approach and Heated Debate

5
412-
Topofthegame (IRE) 6,ch g 11-0

Flemensfirth-Derry Vale(Mister Lord)

ts5WS1(268) (Mr Chris Giles & Mr&Mrs P K Barber)
Rated 139

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK7222.38
P2P110

14th Mar 18 Cheltenham(2m 5f 26yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in places)) Rated 150 9/1 11-9 Sam Twiston-Davies 2nd of 26 runners, nk behind Bleu Berry

3rd Feb 18 Sandown(2m 7f 98yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Rated 142 11/2Fav 11-7 Sam Twiston-Davies 1st of 17 runners, by 1.5L and 2L from Golan Fortune and Melrose Boy

13th Jan 18 Kempton(2m 5f Hcap Hurdle, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 139 11/1 11-6 Sam Twiston-Davies 4th of 16 runners, 2.81L behind William Henry

6
21-0
Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK1143-2.31
P2P200

17th Nov 18 Cheltenham(2m 5f Hcap Hurdle, Good (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 137 11/2 11-12 R Johnson 11th of 14 runners, 26L behind Speedo Boy

27th Mar 18 Hereford(2m 5f 163yds Hurdle, Soft) Rated 134 5/4Fav 11-7 R Johnson 1st of 8 runners, by 11L and 4.5L from Master Tradesman and Lygon Rock

9th Mar 18 Sandown(2m 3f 173yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft (Heavy in places, back straight G/Soft in places)) Rated 134 11/8Fav 11-12 R Johnson 2nd of 6 runners, 6L behind Soul Emotion

7
17-F
White Moon (GER) 6,gr g 11-0

Sholokhov-Westalin(Sternkanig)

ts4(21) c1 (Brocade Racing)
Rated 143

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK4201.38
P2P310

16th Nov 18 Cheltenham(2m 4f 44yds Chase, Good (Good to Soft in places)) 3/1 11-2 R M Power fell(7 ran) in race won by Count Meribel

8th Dec 17 Sandown(2m 3f 173yds Hurdle, Good to Soft) Rated 135 7/2 11-0 Aidan Coleman 7th of 7 runners, 51L behind On The Blind Side

15th Nov 17 Exeter(2m 5f 135yds Hurdle, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) 13/8Fav 11-4 Harry Cobden 1st of 12 runners, by 6L and 2.25L from Rhaegar and Watcombe Heights

First Time - Over Jumps Eddy, Spring Wolf» Full list of First Time Gear

Probable SP 5/4 Black Op, 11/4 Topofthegame, 4/1 White Moon, 6/1 Defi Du Seuil, 12/1 Westend Story, 100/1 Eddy, Spring Wolf.

Previous Years
2017 West Approach 7 11-5 R M Power 15/8 (C L Tizzard)

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.

THE IRISH TIMES