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Fountains Windfall (GB) 8,b g 11-12

Passing Glance-Fountain Crumble(Dr Massini)

(18) (The Fountains Partnership)
Rated 146

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK15637.54

26th Dec 17 Kempton(3m Chase, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) 13/2 11-7 Aidan Coleman fell(7 ran) in race won by Black Corton

2nd Dec 17 Newbury(2m 7f 86yds Chase, Good to Soft) 7/4Fav 11-2 Aidan Coleman fell(5 ran) in race won by Elegant Escape

21st Nov 17 Southwell(2m 4f 62yds Chase, Good (Good to Soft in places)) 13/8 11-1 Aidan Coleman 1st of 5 runners, by 11L and 42L from Stowaway Magic and Forth Bridge

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Ballyalton (IRE) 11,b g 11-8

Pierre-Almilto(Mandalus)

cp6(28) (Mr John Westwood)
Rated 142

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK176314.92
P2P110

16th Dec 17 Cheltenham(2m 4f 166yds Hcap Chase, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 143 15/2 11-0 T J O Brien 4th of 10 runners, 9.5L behind Guitar Pete

18th Nov 17 Cheltenham(2m 4f 78yds Hcap Chase, Soft (Heavy in places)) Rated 143 8/1 11-1 T J O Brien 4th of 17 runners, 6.5L behind Splash of Ginge

29th Oct 17 Aintree(2m 4f Hcap Hurdle, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Rated 138 12/1 11-8 T J O Brien 6th of 15 runners, 10L behind Bags Groove

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Ballyalton (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
On Tour (IRE)1
15th Mar Cheltenham(2m 4f 78yds, Hcap Chase, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) Ballyalton (IRE) 1st (12/1 11-10 Rated 140) B Hughes 20.00L in front of On Tour (IRE) 8th (22/1 11-8 Rated 138) Paul Moloney (20 ran)
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The Young Master (GB) 9,b g 11-8

Echo of Light-Fine Frenzy(Great Commotion)

cp+(35) c1 d2 (Mike Burbidge & The Old Masters)
Rated 142 Won When Rated 148-144

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK308413.93

9th Dec 17 Aintree(3m 1f 188yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 145 28/1 10-9 Mr S Waley-Cohen (3) 6th of 15 runners, 27.25L behind Blaklion

4th Nov 17 Ascot(2m 7f 180yds Hcap Chase, Good) Rated 145 16/1 10-12 Mr James King (5) unseated rider(16 ran) in race won by Go Conquer

29th Apr 17 Sandown(3m 4f 166yds Hcap Chase, Good) Rated 148 8/1 11-5 Mr S Waley-Cohen (3) 9th of 13 runners, 9.39L behind Henllan Harri

Head to Head

In the last 3 years The Young Master (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Ballykan (GB)2
4th Nov Ascot(2m 7f 180yds, Hcap Chase, Good) Ballykan (GB) 10th (16/1 10-6 Rated 137) Jamie Bargary The Young Master (GB) unseated rider (16/1 10-12 Rated 145) Mr James King (16 ran)
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15th Mar Cheltenham(3m 1f , Hcap Chase, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) The Young Master (GB) 3rd (14/1 11-5 Rated 149) Mr S Waley-Cohen 31.88L in front of Ballykan (GB) 10th (16/1 10-8 Rated 135) D A Jacob (23 ran)
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On Tour (IRE) 10,b g 11-5

Croco Rouge-Galant Tour(Riberetto)

(21) (Mr T Hywel Jones)
Rated 139

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK22858.62
P2P310

23rd Dec 17 Ascot(2m 7f 180yds Hcap Chase, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) Rated 140 8/1 10-5 Mr M S Bastyan (5) 9th of 14 runners, 45L behind Gold Present

2nd Dec 17 Newbury(2m 6f 93yds Hcap Chase, Good to Soft) Rated 140 11/2 11-3 Mr M S Bastyan (5) unseated rider(12 ran) in race won by Gold Present

11th Nov 17 Aintree(2m 3f 200yds Hcap Chase, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 135 4/1 10-6 Mr M S Bastyan (5) 1st of 12 runners, by 3L and 6L from Master Dee and Ballybolley

Head to Head

In the last 3 years On Tour (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Ballyalton (IRE)1
15th Mar Cheltenham(2m 4f 78yds, Hcap Chase, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) Ballyalton (IRE) 1st (12/1 11-10 Rated 140) B Hughes 20.00L in front of On Tour (IRE) 8th (22/1 11-8 Rated 138) Paul Moloney (20 ran)
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Ballykan (GB) 8,b g 11-0

Presenting-La Marianne(Supreme Leader)

ts+cp+(24) d1 (Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede)
Rated 134 Won When Rated 137

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK2564-5.76
P2P400

20th Dec 17 Ludlow(2m 7f 171yds Hcap Chase, Soft (Good to Soft in places)) Rated 136 13/2 11-10 D A Jacob 4th of 9 runners, 17.75L behind Relentless Dreamer

4th Nov 17 Ascot(2m 7f 180yds Hcap Chase, Good) Rated 137 16/1 10-6 Jamie Bargary (3) 10th of 16 runners, 26L behind Go Conquer

14th Oct 17 Chepstow(2m 7f 131yds Hcap Chase, Good to Soft (Good in places)) Rated 137 8/1 10-3 Sam Twiston-Davies 3rd of 13 runners, 2L and 3.75L behind Rock The Kasbah and Petrou

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Ballykan (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
The Young Master (GB)2
4th Nov Ascot(2m 7f 180yds, Hcap Chase, Good) Ballykan (GB) 10th (16/1 10-6 Rated 137) Jamie Bargary The Young Master (GB) unseated rider (16/1 10-12 Rated 145) Mr James King (16 ran)
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15th Mar Cheltenham(3m 1f , Hcap Chase, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) The Young Master (GB) 3rd (14/1 11-5 Rated 149) Mr S Waley-Cohen 31.88L in front of Ballykan (GB) 10th (16/1 10-8 Rated 135) D A Jacob (23 ran)
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Morning Reggie (GB) 9,gr g 10-1

Turgeon-Nile Cristale(Northern Crystal)

bl3(50) (Tim Syder)
Rated 121

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
UK2648-9.00

24th Nov 17 Ascot(2m 5f 8yds Hcap Chase, Good to Soft) Rated 123 33/1 10-5 L P Aspell 6th of 8 runners, 75.75L behind Fortunate George

15th Apr 17 Haydock(2m 3f 203yds Hcap Chase, Good (Good to Soft in places, Watered)) Rated 123 14/1 10-9 L P Aspell 7th of 11 runners, 87L behind Ballybolley

11th Mar 17 Sandown(2m 4f 10yds Hcap Chase, Good to Soft (Soft in places)) Rated 116 5/1 10-12 L P Aspell 1st of 7 runners, by 5L and hd from Dance Floor King and Alcala

First Time - In a Chase Handicap Fountains Windfall» Full list of First Time Gear

Probable SP 11/10 Fountains Windfall, 9/2 Ballyalton, 6/1 The Young Master, Ballykan, 7/1 On Tour, 16/1 Morning Reggie.

Previous Years
2017 Our Kaempfer 8 11-0 Sam Twiston-Davies 5/1 (Charlie Longsdon)

Symbols Explained

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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