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Sunday, November 14, 2010


THE OPEN 2010 - GREATWOOD HURDLE DAY
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
CHELTENHAM, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Race Three - GREATWOOD HANDICAP HURDLE
WINNER’S QUOTES

MENORAH MENACING IN GREATWOOD




Menorah announced his arrival on the Stan James Champion Hurdle stage with a career-best performance under top-weight in the £100,000 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle.


Last year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner was pushed right to the wire by Bothy but kept finding for Richard Johnson and pulled out more close to the line for a neck success.


Johnson kept the five-year-old out wide for much of the trip in search of better ground and he went on to provide Hobbs with a third win in the race following on from Rooster Booster (2002) and Detroit City (2006). Menorah is 12/1 with Stan James for the Champion Hurdle and 10/1 with Paddy Power.


Hobbs said: “He is only five so hopefully there is improvement to come and I hope he will be up there with my previous winners of this race.


“The ground is better out wide so Richard kept him out there. It was a lot of ground to give away and his jumping wasn’t brilliant but despite that he has still won so he has done well.


“He is a horse who needs a strong pace which is why he came here and I certainly hope he can become a Champion Hurdle horse.


“He was rated 151 today but he should have a fair bit of improvement in him and the Champion Hurdle route is the one we will take before going chasing next season.


“I imagine we will look at the race formerly known as the Bula (the International Hurdle) next month or the Christmas Hurdle for his next race.”

Paddy Power quote the winner at 10/1 for the Stan James Champion Hurdle, and will give a donation of £3,000 to Racing Welfare after Hobbs placed a charity bet on the winner at his open day last week. The trainer elected to have £250 each-way on the winner at 8/1 resulting in a handsome payout for the charity.


Johnson declared: “I am very impressed with Menorah. I thought that it would be hard for him today off top-weight on that ground. To be fair to him, he even stumbled at the last and, if he hadn’t had done that, I think he would have won a bit easier. He is a fantastic horse for the future.

“He has really knuckled down and kept finding more and more after the last.

“He is very good - he obviously was last year - and I think that we are finding the key to him now as well.


“Rooster Booster was very special but Menorah is not too far behind.”


Race 3 - Greatwood Handicap Hurdle
Placed quotes

BOTHY SO BRAVE IN DEFEAT

High-class Menorah successfully conceded weight all round in the featured £100,000 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, but runner-up Bothy was admirable in defeat.


He and rider Danny Cook, the 3lb conditional jockey who was riding the horse for the first time in public, were beaten a neck after a flank-to-flank duel along Cheltenham’s uphill finishing straight. Manyriverstocross, the 11/2 favourite, finished third beaten a further five lengths.


Trainer Brian Ellison, who trains Bothy for owner Dan Gilbert, was absent, but Cook said: “He’s run his heart out, jumped brilliantly and travelled nicely, but every time I got close to the winner he pulled out a bit more and was never going to let me get past.


“My horse has run a great race despite that. He was a lovely spare to ride, and Mr Ellison and the owners were very kind to let have the ride. I’m glad I was able to repay them and give one of the best hurdlers in training such a run for his money.”

Alan King, trainer of Manyriverstocross, said: “I’m delighted - in an ideal world there would have been a stronger pace. He wants a flat out two miles or two and a half. I should think he’ll go to Ascot next just before Christmas.”


MORE FROM RICHARD JOHNSON

Richard Johnson, successful on Menorah in the £100,000 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, said: “He seemed to handle slightly more testing ground.


“It all worked out well today and that extra summer on his back helped as he did it well under top-weight.


“I walked the course beforehand and the better ground was out wide. When you have a big weight on that type of horse, it helps to race on slightly better ground.


“He was awkward at the hurdle up the hill and was a bit over big at the first but apart from that he did jump very well. He is very straightforward really and a true-run race brings out the best in him.


“He won a bumper over two and a half miles when we first had him and we were slightly concerned that we had to make plenty of use of him because he wasn’t that quick.


“But to be fair to him, he seems to travel very well in any type of race which is a massive bonus.

“He is a very honest horse and when the other horse came to him, I always felt Menorah was just doing enough.

“Obviously, the handicapper will put him up again. He has won today under top-weight and it has to be a very good performance.


“I definitely think he is a good enough for the Champion Hurdle. Philip and I thought so last season and we were a bit concerned that the handicapper did not rate him as highly as we did. It is nice to be justified today.”


THE GREATWOOD HURDLE AS A POINTER TO THE STAN JAMES CHAMPION HURDLE

The 2003 Stan James Champion Hurdle victor Rooster Booster defied top-weight to win the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle in 2002 for trainer Philip Hobbs. The 2001 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle winner, Westender, was second to Rooster Booster in the 2003 Stan James Champion Hurdle, a feat mirrored last season by Khyber Kim, who chased home Binocular at The Festival.

Two of the last five winners of the £100,000 Greatwood Hurdle, the Hobbs-trained Detroit City (2006) and Sizing Europe (2007) have both started favourite for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at The Festival in the same season, only to disappoint. However, the 2007 Greatwood second Osana ran much better in the 2008 Stan James Champion Hurdle, finishing runner-up.


Hobbs is hoping that today’s winner under top-weight - Menorah - can emulate Rooster Booster.



JOHNSON THRILLED WITH TITLE WIN

Richard Johnson nominated Menorah’s tremendous weight-carrying performance in the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle as his highlight of the Open Meeting after picking up his trophy for the leading rider title.


Thanks to wins on the Stan James Champion Hurdle contender and Lacdoudal in the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Handicap Chase, Johnson was awarded the Thomas Pink-sponsored title having ridden more placed finishes than both Dougie Costello and Barry Geraghty, who both also registered two victories.


Johnson said: “It is very pleasing and so nice to win this award.


“It is very generous of Thomas Pink to sponsor it and it has been a great three days.


“Philip Hobbs’ horses have been in great form all weekend and I knew coming here that I had a good book of rides.


“All the powerful yards including Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls and Alan King were represented so you are always more hopeful than confident but I did hope ours would run well.


“Lacdoudal was fantastic on Friday but Menorah winning the Greatwood was the obvious highlight. He has picked up when he left off last season and is still improving.”


Race One - INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER NOVICES’ CHASE
WINNER’S QUOTES

SUPER SEVEN FOR NICHOLLS

Ghizao provided champion trainer Paul Nicholls with a seventh success in the Independent Newspaper Novices’ Chase.


Nicholls had taken the past two renewals with Tatenen and Tataniano and completed the hat-trick as the Timmy Murphy-ridden Ghizao built on his chasing debut 29 days previously to collect by 10 lengths.


The six-year-old was a decent novice hurdler last season but appears destined for better things over fences with Ladbrokes making him their 8/1 favourite for the Irish Independent Arkle Trophy Chase in March next year, while Paddy Power offer 12/1.


Nicholls said: “Hopefully, he can build on that and the Arkle will be the plan.


“I could not believe the price he was today (13/2) and I had a bet on him at 8/1. I don’t know why he drifted as he needed the run last time out and improved enormously for it - and I said to Andy (Stewart) and David (Johnson) whatever happens, the experience will bring him on tons.


“He jumps really well and the experience he got the last day has done him no harm.


“He struggled with his breathing last season and we operated on that during the summer. He had slower ground today and was a much fitter horse. He did a brilliant bit of work on Wednesday with Master Minded and he has done what I believe that he could do today.

“I have always believed in him and he has proved himself today.


“I have not thought beyond today but we will head to the Arkle with him and he did work brilliantly with Master Minded last Wednesday. He was only a 135-rated hurdler and he had to improve but he jumps and he loves it round here, so that’s where we will aim him now.

“I suppose the obvious race would be the Henry VIII at Sandown or some thing like that, but I honestly haven’t thought further than today - I wanted to win today to prove what we had.”

Murphy commented: “He was a very good jumper over hurdles - he jumped them like he wanted fences - and the ground was a big factor today. He was very accurate and very neat.

“I would still say that it is soft ground. It’s a little bit tacky because it has dried out a small bit.

“The second last might be a fraction close to the bend and I think that, if you start looking too much, it draws you in a little bit.”


Race 1 - Independent Newspaper Novices’ Chase
Quotes
DEAD GROUND, SAY JOCKEYS

The five jockeys who rode in the opening race on day three of The Open described the ground as tiring.


Timmy Murphy, who flew the final two fences on Ghizao, described the going as “Soft”.


Richard Johnson, who rode runner up Captain Chris, said: “It’s a mixture of soft and good to soft. It’s hard work - even the good to soft bits are tacky and tiring. Another day of racing and a bit of frost last night have just softened it up.”

Andrew Lynch, who rode third-placed Loosen My Load, said: “It’s dead all round - very tacky.”

Joe Tizzard, said: “It’s very dead and tacky, the same as yesterday.”

Barry Geraghty, said: “Its’ very dead and soft.”


FELTHAM POSSIBLE FOR LOAD

A small, but quality field contested Cheltenham’s opener on the final day of The Open, and some talented young horses had winning sequences interrupted.

Among them was third-placed Loosen My Load, whose trainer, Henry de Bromhead, said: “We’re pleased with the run - he gave 6lb to the first two and we wanted to come here and make plans for the rest of the season.


“Last time out at Punchestown over two miles two furlongs we felt he needed more of a trip and today confirmed it. If Sizing Europe comes over for the King George [VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day] we might put this fellow on the lorry and run him in the Feltham [Novices’ Chase].”

Loosen My Load’s jockey Andrew Lynch was banned for a day - Sunday, November 28 - for using his whip with excessive frequency from the last fence.


Colin Tizzard, trainer of fourth-placed Kilmurry, said: “I suspect the ground didn’t suit him - all his form is on springy ground, and while he finished well enough in the home straight down the back it was sticky and he was struggling. He’s been on the go all summer and it might be time to give him a break and bring him back for the spring.”


Race 2 - Sinbad Testimonial 2010/2011 Chase
win quotes

GAUVAIN LEAPS INTO FESTIVAL CONTENTION

Gauvain became a contender for next year’s Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase when beating a talented field in the £50,000 two-mile Sinbad Testimonial 2010/2011 Chase.


Making his debut for Devon trainer Nick Williams - he was formerly with Charlie Mann - Gauvain was returning to action after 576 days off the track, during which his legs were fired for tendon problems.


Daryl Jacob, who wore the colours of Jared Sullivan and Simon Brown on the winner, was full of praise for camp Williams, and said: “That’s an unbelievable effort and a great training performance by Nick, Jane [his wife] and all the team. He’s been off for a long time, but he was so sweet. He jumped and travelled great and from three out I looked the winner.


“It was a good strong gallop set by Tataniano and although mine was a bit keen he soon settled and got jumping. It’s the first time I’ve sat on him in a race so he’s new to me but he loved the ground.”

Nick Williams said: “I’m thrilled, but also very surprised. This is only a two-mile race, and not exactly a gruelling test, but I’m as shocked as every one else. I haven’t planned beyond today - I suppose one or two more races before the Champion Chase, but it won’t be an arduous campaign.”

Gauvain has worn blinkers in the past, but Williams said: “We left the blinkers off today as an experiment and it worked. He won’t wear them next time.


“We were hoping for a place - just a sign that he was on the way back. He has been fine at home but I don’t really know the horse because I have only had him this one season.

“Coming down the hill, I thought that we could win but I am stunned - it wasn’t at all expected. I think that the Champion Chase is the only option for him but I don’t know where we will go now.


“He was a good horse and he just finished in front of Cornas in the Arkle a couple of years ago, so there is always scope. It’s his first season out of novice company and a horse like that always can improve a bit.”


Race Two - SINBAD TESTIMONIAL 2010/2011 CHASE
PLACED QUOTES

GEORGE OPTION FOR PADDY

Tom Cooper will consider a tilt at the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day for Forpadydeplasterer after the 2009 Arkle winner came home four lengths behind Gauvain in the Sinbad Testimonial 2010/2011 Chase.


The Irish raider has put together a sequence of runner-up finishes and again come off second best on his seasonal return.


The eight-year-old held every chance in the closing stages before being left behind by the winner and is now likely to be stepped up to three miles.


Cooper said: “I can see him stepping up in trip no problem but the key to him is the ground.


“He has beaten the third here fair and square but I looked at the ground this morning and thought it was very dead.


“The ground is key to him and if it is good he will run in the King George. If it is soft then he won’t and we will also give him an entry in the Lexus Chase.”


NICHOLLS DELIGHTED WITH TATANIANO

Paul Nicholls was delighted with the performance of Tataniano after the six-year-old filled third place - six lengths adrift of the runner-up.


Nicholls said: “The ground was probably a bit soft for him and he will come on enormously for the run.


“Noel (Fehily) was very, very happy with him and there is plenty of improvement in him.


“He will be better on better ground in the spring and he has had a good blow here.


“He will have an entry in the Tingle Creek and that will be an option along with the Desert Orchid at Kempton over Christmas.”


Race 4 - Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
Winner’s quotes

CRUS SO GRAND, AND COULD RUN AGAIN NEXT WEEK

David Pipe saddled Grands Crus to win the Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle, then said the grey five-year-old could be in action next weekend.


Pipe is considering a bid for the £100,000 40% Better Off On Betfair SP ‘Fixed Brush’ Handicap Hurdle on Saturday at Haydock Park.


After Tom Scudamore had ridden Grands Crus to victory in the colours of Roger Stanley and Yvonne Reynolds III, Pipe said: “He’s a horse I’ve liked from the beginning although it took us a while to work him out. He has strengthened up over the summer and he was actually bought the same day as Sure Josie Sure, who ran in the race before, at Saint-Cloud sales. He’s got lots of ability and will be a lovely three-mile chaser.


“He jumps very well and wants fences now, but we may go to Haydock if he comes out of this race okay, even though he would have a penalty. He’s taken quick races before so we’ll have a discussion with the owners.

“He’d be good over brush hurdles but I’m also thinking of the £100,000 prize money.”

Grands Crus was having his first outing since February, and Pipe said: “We wanted to run him in the EBF final at Sandown, but felt the ground was too quick for him.

“He does love soft ground and, while we used to make the running on him, we now hold him up. Tom has done a good job today of getting him settled.


”He’ll improve for the run and while he jumped and travelled well it was a case of not knowing whether he would get up the hill. He’s a strange horse - he’s very laid back in his box, but when you get him on the gallops he’s very keen.”

Tom Scudamore added: “He has done it nicely. He was a bit keen early on - I have gone to drop him in but he has pulled me there early on. They haven’t gone much of a gallop, so it has all worked out perfectly in the end, although I am not sure that David will agree with me after watching that from the stands.

“He is a three-mile chaser and it is a great place to start off. He has got some good form from last season - his last run at Taunton wasn’t bad and he was second to Wishfull Thinking as well. David, Gerry Supple and Eddie Buckley - all of the team - have done a great job. It has really paid off today. We have had a couple of horses who have hit the bar and it’s nice to get a winner at the meeting.”


Race Four - PADDY POWER INTERMEDIATE HANDICAP HURDLE
RUNNER-UP QUOTE

FOR NON STOP TEAM HAPPY WITH SECOND

Nick Williams had no complaints after For Non Stop finished a six-length second behind the impressive Grands Crus in the Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle.


The 9/2 market leader trotted up on his debut for Williams last time out at Chepstow and lost nothing in defeat on this occasion by pulling 11 lengths clear of the remainder.


Williams said: “He has performed very well but has just been beaten by a better handicapped horse.


“He will make a good handicap chaser in time as he has plenty of size and will get a trip.


“We will keep him going over hurdles this season and the owner (Jared Sullivan) is keen to give graded races a go.”


Race Five - NEPTUNE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT NOVICES’ HURDLE
WINNING QUOTE

COURT IS CHAMPION ON HURDLING DEBUT

Martin Keighley has the Cheltenham Festival in March as the long-term aim for Champion Court after the five-year-old made a winning debut over timber in the Grade Two Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle.


The Irish import was just touched off in a Uttoxeter bumper when making his first start for the local trainer last month, and was given a patient ride first time over hurdles by Warren Marston.


But there was no stopping Champion Court once he hit the front and he bounded away to win by seven lengths.


Keighley said: “This was a big ask on his first start over hurdles but it was a small field so we decided to drop him out last.


“We wanted a good educational run and anything else was a bonus.


“I love the way he has done it and he has got a serious engine.


“He only had two bumper runs but we have done lots of schooling with him. His jumping was a little novicey but there will be a lot of improvement to come when the penny finally drops.


“We will step him up to three miles next time and the Albert Bartlett will be his main aim at the Festival.


Warren Marston said: “He was very keen going down the start and he whipped round and wouldn’t go to the others. He is a big baby but he has the world of ability.

“It was his first run over hurdles and he was going straight into Graded company, so I actually thought that his jumping was pretty good. He was just a little deliberate if anything but you would rather them that way than guessing.

“I couldn’t believe that he got beaten in his bumper at Uttoxeter but it turned out that there were five or six fancied in the race and ti was juts one of those races. He is a real good horse.

“I made the ground up coming down the hill and then, coming to the last, he has found a stride and come away nicely up the hill. I think that the three miles of the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle will suit him but there is a lot of water to go under the bridge before then. We would like to get the experience into him, which he obviously needs.”

Paddy Power quote Champion Court at 16/1 for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.



Race 5 - Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle.
Winner’s Quotes

IMPROVEMENT TO COME FROM SYBARITE

Hurdle race newcomers finished first and second in this Grade Two novices’ hurdle, and while Champion Court ran out a comfortable winner there was plenty to like about the effort of runner-up Sybarite.


Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies said: “He’s a very nice horse and I’m pleased with that first effort over hurdles. He’ll come on a lot for the run.”

Tom Hogan, who brought third-placed Mount Helicon over from Ireland, said: “He seemed to be bothered by the tacky ground - he’d probably like it looser or possibly better, but he’s run a good race.


“He was giving 7lb to the first two so he’s run well in the conditions. We’ll go back to the drawing board now because he’s a big horse and might be better on a more level track.”


Race 6 - Cleanevent Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race
Winner’s Quotes

ROCK ON RUBY MAKES NICHOLLS LEADING TRAINER

Champion trainer Paul Nicholls won the Thomas Pink Leading Trainer Award when Rock On Ruby became his third winner at this year’s Open.


Rock On Ruby took the closing race at the meeting, the Cleanevent Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, under rider Noel Fehily, following which Nicholls said: “The further this horse goes the better he goes, so we’ll probably start him off over two and a half miles when he goes over hurdles.


“We ran him in this to get his season underway and it’s worth more than many novices’ hurdles.”

Nicholls has never won the feature race at the Open, the Paddy Power Gold Cup, but the Thomas Pink title proved the event was still a good one for his yard. Nicholls said: “It’s nice to pick up an award and it will go with the Thomas Pink coat I was given - I’m a Thomas Pink model now!

“We brought some nice horses to the meeting and they’ve all run well. It’s not easy to win a Paddy Power Gold Cup because you’ve got to have a horse that’s well handicapped, and none of the three I ran yesterday were in that category. The only time I’ve had a horse handicapped to win the race was Granit Jack, and he fell.


“But you’ve got to keep looking forward and I love training young horses and bringing them through, and we’ve done that these past three days.”


4.10pm - THE GREATWOOD CHARITY SWEEPSTAKE
Sponsored by the Amateur Jockeys Association
Run over one mile & five furlongs

1) WIKAALA (USA) (Sean Gallager) Gordon Elliot IRE 5-12-00 Annie Bowles

2) FONT (Mr & Mrs R Nevinson, Mr & Mrs Ged Mason) Paul Nicholls 7-12-00 Harry Derham

3) TEN FIRES (GER) (Barry Connell) Dessie Hughes IRE 8-12-00 Paul O’Leary

Distances: 11, 1½

Winning rider Annie Bowles is the fiancee of winning trainer Gordon Elliott.

She said: “It’s unbelievable to ride a winner at Cheltenham and especially nice after all our other horses had drawn a blank at the meeting.


“We didn’t want to go home empty handed! Wikaala is used to having a man in top of him telling him not to go that fast and he loved the way he was ridden today. It’s been great fun and for a very good cause.”


THOMAS PINK LEADING JOCKEY AWARD

FINAL STANDINGS

JOCKEY 1st 2nd 3rd
RICHARD JOHNSON 2 3 -
Noel Fehily 2 1 4
Dougie Costello 2 - 2
Barry Geraghty 1 2 -
Tom Scudamore 1 1 1
Joe Tizzard 1 1 1
Daryl Jacob 1 1 -
Mr James Banks 1 - -
David Bass 1 - -
Charlie Huxley 1 - -
Will Kennedy 1 - -
Warren Marston 1 - -
Timmy Murphy 1 - -
Alan O’Keeffe 1 - -
Sam Twiston-Davies 1 - -
Paddy Brennan - 2 -
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen - 1 1
Miss Nina Carberry - 1 -
Danny Cook - 1 -
Tom David - 1 -
Adrian Heskin - 1 -
Tony McCoy - 1 -
Conor O’Farrell - 1 -
Andrew Lynch - - 2
John Cullen - - 1
Wayne Hutchinson - - 1
Jamie Moore - - 1
Tom O’Brien - - 1
Mr Derek O’Connor - - 1
Paul Townend - - 1
Christopher Ward - - 1


THOMAS PINK LEADING TRAINER AWARD

FINAL STANDINGS

TRAINER 1st 2nd 3rd
PAUL NICHOLLS 3 - 3
Philip Hobbs 2 3 1
Nicky Henderson 2 2 1
Alan King 2 - 1
David Pipe 1 2 1
Nigel Twiston-Davies 1 2 1
Colin Tizzard 1 1 1
Martin Keighley 1 1 -
Nick Williams 1 1 -
Ian Williams 1 - 1
Jennie Candlish 1 - -
Neil Mulholland 1 - -
Paul Webber 1 - -
Enda Bolger IRE - 1 -
Tom Cooper IRE - 1 -
Brian Ellison - 1 -
Charlie Longsdon - 1 -
Michael Hourigan IRE - 1 -
Tim Vaughan - 1 -
Henry De Bromhead IRE - - 2
Robin Dickin - - 1
Tom Hogan IRE - - 1
Terence O’Brien IRE - - 1
Mick Quinlan - - 1
John Quinn - - 1
Lucy Wadham - - 1



FIRST DAY WINNERS

1.15pm Irish Times Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase
RUSTARIX (FR) (Carol Skan) Alan King 9-9-13 Mr James Banks (7) 14/1

1.50pm Cheltenham Collection Sharp Novices' Hurdle (Grade Two)
CUE CARD (Jean Bishop) Colin Tizzard 4-11-7 Joe Tizzard 8/13f

2.25pm paddypower.com Handicap Chase
DAVE'S DREAM (IRE) (David Murdoch & Jenny Murdoch) Nicky Henderson 7-11-5 Barry Geraghty 100/30f

3.00pm Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
LACDOUDAL (FR) (Carol Skan) Philip Hobbs 11-10-10 Richard Johnson 9/2

3.35pm Arkle Bookshop Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
AEGEAN DAWN (Paul Murphy) Nicky Henderson 5-11-0 David Bass (3) 6/4f

4.05pm Steel Plate and Sections Novices' Chase
TIME FOR RUPERT (IRE) (Littlecote Racing Partnership) Paul Webber 6-11-2 Will Kennedy 7/2

SECOND DAY WINNERS

12.50pm JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Grade Two)
SAM WINNER (FR) (Angela Yeoman) Paul Nicholls 3-10-12 Noel Fehily 4/1

1.20pm Ultima Frontrunner in IT Solutions Novices' Chase
WAYWARD PRINCE (TJ & Mrs H Parrott) Ian Williams 6-11-4 Dougie Costello 9/4f

1.55pm Morson Group Handicap Chase
MIDNIGHT CHASE (Lady Clarke) Neil Mulholland 8-11-9 Dougie Costello 8/1

2.35pm Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase (Grade Three)
LITTLE JOSH (IRE) (Tony Bloom) Nigel Twiston-Davies 8-10-5 Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 20/1

3.10pm Jardine Lloyd Thompson Handicap Hurdle (Listed)
CROSS KENNON (IRE) (P & Mrs G Clarke) Jennie Candlish 6-10-11 Alan O'Keeffe 9/2jf

3.40pm Ultima Business Solutions Novices' Handicap Hurdle
DEVIL TO PAY (Horace 5) Alan King 4-10-6 Charlie Huxley (3) 7/1

THIRD DAY WINNERS

1.10pm The Independent Newspaper Novices’ Chase (Grade Two)
GHIZAO (GER) (The Johnson & Stewart Families) Paul Nicholls 6-11-02 Timmy Murphy 13/2

1.45pm Sinbad Testimonial 2010/2011 Chase
GAUVAIN (GER) (Jared Sullivan & Simon Brown) Nick Williams 8-11-00 Daryl Jacob 16/1

2.20pm Greatwood Handicap Hurdle(Grade Three)
MENORAH (IRE) (Diana Whateley) Philip Hobbs 5-11-12 Richard Johnson 6/1

2.55pm Paddy Power Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
GRANDS CRUS (FR) (Roger Stanley & Yvonne Reynolds III) David Pipe 5-10-13 Tom Scudamore 5/1

3.30pm Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle (Grade Two)
CHAMPION COURT (IRE) (Sureinvestment Partnership) Martin Keighley 5-11-00 Warren Marston 5/1

4.00pm Cleanevent Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race)
ROCK ON RUBY (IRE) (The Festival Goers) Paul Nicholls 5-11-04 Noel Fehily 11/4 Jt Fav



SAM’S BIG WIN ON LITTLE JOSH EARNS THE GUINNESS

Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies will be in the winner's enclosure at 12.30pm today to collect a ‘Guinness Moment' award in recognition of his thrilling victory on Little Josh in yesterday's Paddy Power Gold Cup.


A panel of journalists shortlisted three contenders for Saturday's ‘Guinness Moment' - Twiston-Davies, Neil Mulholland, who trained Midnight Chase to win the Morson Group Handicap Chase, and Sam Winner, who had his rivals strung out behind when winning the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial.


The three nominations were announced over the public address system and racegoers had the final say by choosing the outright winner via mobile phone texts.


To vote for the winner of this afternoon’s ‘Guinness Moment' listen out for the nominations and then text ‘Moment' with a selection of A, B or C to 80818 (texts cost £1 plus the usual carrier tariff) between 3.05pm and 3.45pm today.


One voter will be randomly chosen each day to receive a pair of tickets for the Saturday card at Cheltenham's December meeting, The International.



SAM MUCKS IN AND MUCKS OUT AFTER JOSH VICTORY

Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies was back at the muck heap this morning following his memorable victory yesterday on Little Josh in the Paddy Power Gold Cup.


The 18-year-old was helping out at the yard run by his father Nigel near the Gloucestershire village of Naunton - and there were no problems with post-celebration hangovers.

Sam said: “I wasn’t on the rota to work this morning but one of the girls was busy and due to go racing so I helped her out - I mucked out five, she mucked out six.


“I don’t drink so last night I had a quiet one at home to watch a replay of the Paddy Power a couple of times. Watching the race, it began to sink in how special and how great a day it was, but even when a horse wins you have to watch the replay with a critical eye and ask yourself how you can improve.


“Little Josh is due to run in the December Gold Cup [at Cheltenham’s December meeting] so I wanted to consider little mistakes and think of what I might do differently next time. Maybe I went a little too soon yesterday and he became tired towards the end, but at the same time I had to test Long Run’s jumping.


“It’s always in your mind that the pace you’re setting is too fast, but my job as a jockey is to save a little bit. We had a fairly easy lead yesterday and that meant I had a bit left for the hill.


“We have a brilliant team of people at home and every runner from the stable is fit, so you have to use that to your advantage.”

Imperial Commander won the Paddy Power Gold Cup before landing the totesport Gold Cup, so could Little Josh make the same progress? “I’ve never ridden Imperial Commander at home, so I couldn’t compare them,” said Sam. “I hope Little Josh proves that good and the December Gold Cup could tell us more.


“I saw Little Josh this morning and he was on good form and fresh. He had a lead out and he was fine.”


SUPER SAM STARS IN SUNDAY SUPPLEMENTS

Sam Twiston-Davies and his brave pillar-to-post success for his father Nigel in the Paddy Power Gold Cup yesterday dominates the column inches dedicated to racing in all of the Sunday newspapers.


The Racing Post have a picture of the youngster aboard Little Josh galloping up the famous Cheltenham hill on their front page, with the 2/1 favourite and eventual third, Long Run, evident in the background.


Lee Mottershead of the paper summed up Twiston-Davies achievements succinctly by saying, “The boy done good”.


Mottershead also noted that Paddy Brennan is still the number one rider for Twiston-Davies, with the trainer saying: “Paddy is definitely the stable jockey. We are good friends and we talk about everything”.


Alastair Down captured the moment of victory, and wrote: “Throwing his heart over every fence and with a willing partner in Little Josh, Sam Twiston-Davies nailed his greatest success with an inspired display of front-running that first stretched and then snapped his pursuers in the pell-mell Paddy Power Gold Cup”.


Down also looks forward to this afternoon’s Greatwood Hurdle in the News Of The World tipping Manyriverstocross, reasoning, “Manyriverstocross showed time and again that he is a very talented hurdler - and word from Alan King’s base at Barbary Castle is he is as fit as they can get him”.


Andy Birt in the same paper adds of Saturday’s action: “Sam Twiston-Davies dished out a masterclass to Sam Waley-Cohen to land the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Little Josh”.


The Daily Star On Sunday features Patrick Weaver writing about Saturday’s action, and he says, “Teenager Sam Twiston-Davies and his father Nigel were the local heroes after Little Josh’s heart-warming win in the Paddy Power Gold Cup,” while Moorestyle (Paul Jacobs) fancies Evan Williams’ Tarkari in the feature race today.


Manyriverstocross is also the pick of Gary Nutting in the Sunday Mirror while that publication’s Bill Knight reflects, “Super Sam was the Cheltenham man again yesterday as he and Little Josh powered to big-race glory at 20-1".


Greg Wood picked up on the father-son relationship which featured in the Paddy Power Gold Cup, writing, “Nigel Twiston-Davies talked about the added responsibility that comes with putting your son up to ride in a big race after the Paddy Power Gold Cup, and did so with such excitement and pride that it was clear the sense of reward is magnified too”.


The relationship was also picked up by Marcus Armytage in the Sunday Telegraph, who wrote: “A proud Nigel Twiston-Davies saddled the third Paddy Power Gold Cup of his career yesterday when his son Sam, the rising star of the riding ranks, put up a magnificent display of front-running on 20/1 Little Josh to land the biggest chase of the nascent jump season”.

Donn McClean put pen to paper for the Sunday Times, and said: “Little Josh, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and ridden by his son Sam, turned giantkiller at Cheltenham yesterday as he lowered the colours of the supposed big guns in the 51st running of the Paddy Power Gold Cup. Favourite Long Run (third) didn’t jump badly, but he wasn’t as surefooted as the winner”.


Jonathan Powell led the Mail On Sunday’s racing coverage with the Paddy Power Gold Cup and he noted, “It was a race of rich fulfilment for the rider’s family as the winner is trained by his father Nigel, who admitted to degree of anxiety at the breakneck early pace set in front by his son”.


In the People, Frank Wilson commented: “Twiston shouts rang out at Cheltenham where 18-year-old jockey Sam Twiston-Davies won the Paddy Power Gold Cup for his trainer dad Nigel on Little Josh. The 20/1 outsider put in a spectacular round of jumping to lead from pillar to post”.


Wilson is another fan of Manyriverstocross in the Greatwood Hurdle and he argues, “Alan King’s powerful stable has clicked into gear and the Wiltshire trainer has the five-year-old spot-on for this valuable prize”.


Finally, Sue Montgomery in the Independent On Sunday observed, “The teenager Sam Twiston-Davies’s uninhibited confidence as he steered Little Josh to victory in the Paddy Power Gold Cup here was a pleasure to behold, but no more than the bold, enthusiastic style in which the eight-year-old gelding fed off the messages coming from the saddle”.


GROUND EASES AHEAD OF OPEN’S FINAL DAY


Early morning fog was clearing ahead of the final day of The Open meeting, which features the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle.


The ground has eased slightly from good to soft, good in places, and is now

Good to soft, soft in places.


A dry day is forecast.



ALL SET FAIR AS EARLY FROST AND FOG EVAPORATES

A vintage Open meeting was setting out its stall for the final day this morning, as Cheltenham shrugged off overnight frost and fog.


Clerk of the course Simon Claisse, who has changed the going from good to soft, good in places, to good to soft, soft in places, said of this year’s three-day meeting: “It’s been as good an Open meeting as I can recollect. The standard of racing has been that high.”

Claisse was at the track in customary early fashion this morning and said: “At 5.30am the course was completely white with frost, but it soon went.


“Having walked the course I’ve changed the going to good to soft, soft in places, but there is plenty of good ground. There was no rain overnight, but it is not uncommon for ground that has been raced on for a couple of days, and then had a light roller put over it, to soften slightly.


“The GoingStick reading at 10am was 7.2 [from 7.6 yesterday].”


Rails on Cheltenham’s hurdle course have been moved out slightly to provide fresh ground for today’s big race, the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle, which will increase the distance of each circuit by 15 yards.


A dry day is forecast for the Cheltenham area.





PADDY’S MARKET MOVERS

Menorah and Get Me Out Of Here fought out the finish to the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle last March, finishing first and second respectively, and the pair are proving popular in the betting market ahead of this afternoon’s Greatwood Handicap Hurdle.


Philip Hobbs’ Menorah is 11/2 from 13/2 with Paddy Power and the Irish firm have also trimmed the Jonjo O’Neill-trained Get Me Out Of Here into 13/2 from 7/1. Donald McCain’s recent Chepstow winner, Any Given Day, is also proving popular and is now 14/1 from 16s.


In the opening Independent Newspaper Novices’ Chase, Paddy Power have cut Captain Chris to 11/4 from 3/1 with Colin Tizzard’s course winner Kilmurry 4/1 from 11/2.


In their own Paddy Power Intermediate Hurdle, the sponsors have seen significant support for the David Pipe representative Grands Crus and he is 7/2 from his morning price of 7/1.


Nigel Twiston-Davies struck with Little Josh in the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Saturday and his Sybarite is 6/1 from 10s for his debut over timber in the Neptune Management Novices’ Hurdle.


Nicky Henderson’s Long Run was the gambled-on 2/1 favourite for the Paddy Power before finishing third and his Cucumber Run has been backed into 7/2 from 4/1 for the concluding Cleanevent Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, in which the Tizzard’s Theatrical Star is 9/1 from 12s.



JETS ANNOUNCES 2010 GRIFFINS RICHARD DAVIS AWARD WINNERS

Former jockeys, Alan Daly, now a firefighter with Surrey Fire and Rescue, and Liam Cooper, now a fully qualified farrier, have taken the Achievement and Progress categories (respectively) in the 2010 Griffins Richard Davis Awards. These awards are made by the Jockeys Employment and Training Scheme (JETS) to recognise the effort, initiative and forethought which jockeys and former jockeys put into developing new careers.


Alan and Liam receive their awards today (Sunday, November 14) at Cheltenham Racecourse in an official presentation in the paddock before racing, at 12:40pm. Terry Boothby, a partner at long-term sponsors, Griffins, will present the Achievement Award (worth £2,500 to the winner) and Ian Balding (Injured Jockeys Fund Trustee) will present the Progress Award (worth £2,000).


The Richard Davis Awards are made at the same time as the Jockeys Employment & Training Scheme releases a new edition of its DVD, entitled Staying Ahead of the Game, which showcases the various ways jockeys and employers have used JETS and what they think of the scheme.


DALY TAKES GRIFFINS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Thirty-five-year-old Alan Daly rode over 200 winners (from over 3,500 rides) as a Flat jockey and sensibly planned well ahead for life after race riding, setting his heart on becoming a firefighter.


He took advantage of training in IT, lorry driving and media skills whilst still a jockey; and subsequently added security and First Aid qualifications to his CV

"Alan epitomises everything JETS is about. He has shown incredible focus on his new ambitions. Despite a very challenging application process and training, and a long wait for a vacancy to come up, he has never once wavered from his choice. He was going to become a firefighter, no matter what," explains Kevin Darley, PJA Chief Executive and one of the Award judges.


"The training was by far the hardest thing I've ever had to do both physically and mentally but I love every second of my new job. I can't thank JETS enough. Lisa helped me to find my way around the fire service recruitment system, with my applications and preparing me for the various tests and job interviews. The training the Fire Service provides is brilliant and it's amazing how our team trainers, Ian Rowley and Mark Way, turned us from raw material to fully operational fire fighters in 10 weeks," adds Alan.



COOPER TAKES THE INJURED JOCKEYS FUND PROGRESS AWARD

This year's Injured Jockeys Fund Progress Award (worth £2,000), which goes to the applicant who was judged to have made the most progress in their career development over the past year, has been won by Liam Cooper.


Having ridden 182 winners over jumps (many for Jonjo O'Neill) - and most notably being associated with the horse, Intersky Falcon - Liam had his race riding career cut short in 2004 by serious injuries and recurrent concussion. He turned to JETS for guidance on how to become a farrier, his second choice of career - the training for which is extremely rigorous and takes a minimum of four years to qualify.


“Liam's application was impressive because it shows that, with hard work and the right sort of help, jockeys can come back from serious injuries to shine in other spheres. We very much see it as one of our roles at the IJF to ensure the long-term well being and self-sufficiency of jockeys once they retire and wish Liam every success in his next goal to become an approved training farrier," comments Lisa Hancock, judge and chief executive of the Injured Jockeys Fund.


"I have enjoyed every bit of my apprenticeship and am hoping to concentrate on racing yards where I can put my jockey experience to good use. Being self employed, this award will enable me to invest in my business for the future," adds Liam.


"Alan and Liam are two shining examples of the pool of talent jockeys, as a group, now present to employers. Jockeys are so much better equipped for life after race riding than they used to be and the result is that they are more confident about making the transition, getting braver in their second career choices and have better prospects. We would love to speak to more businesses out there (both in and outside racing) who could use our services and benefit from the talent we now have on our books," explains JETS general manager and career coach, Lisa Delany.


The Griffins Richard Davis Achievement Award is judged by a panel of representatives from the Injured Jockeys Fund, Professional Jockeys Association, Racing Post, JETS and the sponsors, Griffins. The Progress Award is decided by the Injured Jockeys Fund chief executive, Lisa Hancock and the IJF Almoners

The Richard Davis Awards, in their 15th year, are the annual career development honours established by the Jockeys Employment & Training Scheme in memory of the late Richard Davis who had started planning for his future before his fatal race fall in 1996.



FIRST RACE RESULT - 1.10pm THE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER NOVICES’ CHASE
Class 1, Grade 2, £30,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 2m. Penalties: after April 24, 2010, a winner of a Class 3 chase 4lb; of a Class 1 or 2 chase 6lb. Allowances: fillies & mares 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £17,103; 2nd: £6,417; 3rd: £3,213; 4th: £1,602; 5th: £804

1) GHIZAO (GER) (The Johnson & Stewart Families) Paul Nicholls 6-11-02 Timmy Murphy 13/2
2) CAPTAIN CHRIS (IRE) (Diana Whatley) Philip Hobbs t6-11-02 Richard Johnson 5/2 Fav
3) LOOSEN MY LOAD (IRE) (Ann & Alan Potts Partnership) Henry De Bromhead IRE 6-11-08 Andrew Lynch
4) KILMURRY (IRE) (J P Romans) Colin Tizzard 5-11-08 Joe Tizzard
5) RADIUM (FR) (Simon Munir) Nicky Henderson 5-11-06 Barry Geraghty

5 ran
Distances: 10, nk, 12, 1
Breeder: Baron Gerog Von Ullman Breeding: b g Tiger Hill (IRE) - Glorosia (FR) (Bering)
Tote Win: £7.90 Places: £2.50; £1.30 Exacta: £20.70

Winning Trainer: PAUL NICHOLLS Date of birth: 17/05/62 Based: Heighes House, Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet, Somerset Background: Paul Nicholls, the son of a policeman, was born in Olveston, Bristol, on April 17, 1962, and has been training at Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat, Somerset, since taking out a licence on November 1, 1991. He started out as a jump jockey and twice rode the winner of the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury, in 1986 and 1987. He partnered 130 winners between 1980 and 1989, and nominates the best horses he rode as Broadheath, Playschool and Seagram. Between 1989 and 1991, he was assistant trainer to former Devon-based David Barons, who sent out Seagram to win the 1991 Grand National at Aintree during that time. Having strongly challenged Martin Pipe for the jump trainers’ championship for several years, most notably when pushing his great rival right to the last day of the 2004/05 campaign, he claimed his first title in the 2005/06 season. Nicholls pulled off the amazing feat of saddling seven winners and three seconds from his 10 runners on Saturday, November 7, 1998, and made history when he became the first trainer to saddle six winners on the same card, at Wincanton, his local track, on Saturday, January 21, 2006.Cheltenham Festival Wins (27): Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (2010 Sanctuaire), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (2009 & 2010 Big Buck’s), Jewson Novices’ Handicap Chase (2009 Chapoturgeon), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2008 Celestial Halo), Irish Independent Arkle Novices’ Chase (1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2003 Azertyuiop), Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase (1999 Call Equiname, 2004 Azertyuiop, 2008 & 2009 Master Minded), totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup (1999 See More Business, 2007 & 2009 Kauto Star, 2008 Denman), Christie’s Foxhunter Chase (2004 Earthmover, 2005 Sleeping Night), Johnny Henderson Grand Annual (2004 St Pirran, 2007 Andreas), Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (2004 Sporazene, 2006 Desert Quest, 2009 American Trilogy), Ryanair Chase (2005 Thisthatandtother, 2007 Taranis), Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2006 Noland), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2006 Star De Mohaison, 2007 Denman) Other big race wins include: Adonis Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2009 Hebridean), Albert Bartlett (Prestige) Novices' Hurdle (2000 Shotgun Willy, 2006 Neptune Collonges), Albert Bartlett (RiverDon) Novices' Hurdle (2006 Neptune Collonges), Amlin 1965 Chase (2006 Cerium) Aon Chase (2000 See More Business, 2001 Shotgun Willy, 2003 Valley Henry, 2007 Kauto Star, 2008 Denman, 2010 Tricky Trickster), Argento Chase (1998 See More Business, 2001 See More Business, 2010 Taranis), Ascot Chase (2000 Rockforce, 2008 Kauto Star), Berkshire Novices' Chase (2005 Albuhera, 2006 Denman), Bet365 Celebration Chase (2002 & 2004 Cenkos, 2008 Andreas, 2009 Twist Magic), Bet365 Gold Cup (2001 & 2003 Ad Hoc), Betfair Chase 2006, 2007 & 2009 Kauto Star), Boylesports.com Gold Cup (2009 Poquelin), Boylesports.com International Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole), Castleford Chase (2003 Kadarann), Challow Novices' Hurdle (2003 Cornish Rebel, 2006 Denman), Charlie Hall Chase (1999 & 2000 See More Business), Classic Chase (2006 Eurotrek, 2007 Ladalko), Cleeve Hurdle (2009 Big Buck's), Contenders' Hurdle (2009 Celestial Halo), Dipper Novices' Chase (2005 My Will), Dovecote Novices' Hurdle (2001 St Pirran), Elite Hurdle (2001 Azertyuiop, 2002 Santenay, 2004 Perouse, 2009 Celestial Halo), Feltham Novices' Chase (1993 See More Indians, 2003 Strong Flow, 2008 Breedsbreeze), Finesse Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2002 Vol Solitaire), Future Champion Novices' Chase (1994 See More Indians, 2002 Valley Henry, 2003 Vol Solitaire, 2007 Natal), Galway Plate (2008 Oslot), Game Spirit Chase (2000 Flagship Uberalles, 2003 Kadarann, 2004 & 2005 Azertyuiop, 2008 Master Minded), Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole), Haldon Gold Cup (1998 Lake Kariba, 1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2004 Azertyuiop), Haydock Park Gold Cup (2003 Shotgun Willy), Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Ireland) (2009 Neptune Collonges), Hennessy Gold Cup (2003 Strong Flow, 2007 & 2009 Denman), Henry VIII Novices' Chase (1998 Dines, 2003 Thisthatandtother, 2007 Marodima), Heroes Handicap Hurdle (2007 Taranis, 2008 The Tother One, 2010 Beshabar), JNWine.com Champion Chase (2007 Taranis, 2008 & 2010 Kauto Star), John Durkan Memorial Chase (2008 Noland), Kerrygold Champion Chase (2008 Twist Magic, 2009 Master Minded), King George VI Chase (1997 & 1999 See More Business, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Kauto Star), Kingmaker Novices' Chase (1998 Lake Kariba, 1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2001 Whitenzo, 2002 Armaturk), Kingwell Hurdle (2001 Azertyuiop, 2004 Rigmarole), Lanzarote Hurdle (2008 Nycteos), Leamington Novices' Hurdle (2006 Be Be King), Lexus Chase (2007 Denman, 2009 What A Friend), Lightning Novices' Chase (2001 Exit To Wave, 2004 Bal de Nuit, 2005 My Will, 2010 Woolcombe Folly), Long Walk Hurdle (2009 Big Buck's), Newbury Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2006 Cornish Sett(DH), 2008 Natal, 2009 New Little Bric, 2010 Big Fella Thanks), November Novices' Chase (1995 Captain Khedive, 1999 Fadalko, 2002 Azertyuiop, 2003 Thisthatandtother, 2008 Tatenen, 2009 Tataniano), Old Roan Handicap Chase (2006 Kauto Star), Pendil Novices' Chase (2006 Napolitain, 2007 Natal, 2008 Oslot, 2009 Herecomesthetruth), Persian War Novices' Hurdle (2007 Elusive Dream, 2008 Hell's Bay, 2000 Valley Henry), Peterborough Chase (2004 Le Roi Miguel), Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2004 Cerium), Punchestown Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (2003 Sporazene), Punchestown Gold Cup (2007 & 2008 Neptune Collonges), Racing Post Chase (2008 Gungadu), Relkeel Hurdle (2000 Mister Banjo), Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (2007 Gungadu), Rising Stars Novices' Chase (1996 See More Business, 1998 Irbee, 2006 Turko, 2007 Ornais, 2008 Breedsbreeze), Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (2008 Nozic), Scilly Isles Novices' Chase (2006 Napolitain, 2007 New Little Bric, 2008 Silverburn, 2009 Herecomesthetruth), Scottish Champion Hurdle (1999 Fadalko), Scottish Grand National (1997 Belmont King), Servo Computer Services Trophy Handicap Chase (2006 My Will), Sharp Novices' Hurdle (1999 Silence Reigns, 2007 I'msingingtheblues), Silver Trophy Handicap Chase (2002 Fadalko, 2003 Poliantas, 2007 Nycteos), Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase (2003 Le Roi Miguel), Tingle Creek Chase (1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2002 Cenkos, 2005 & 2006 Kauto Star, 2007 & 2009 Twist Magic, 2008 Master Minded), Tolworth Novices' Hurdle (2003 Thisthatandtother, 2006 Noland, 2007 Silverburn, 2008 Breedsbreeze), totesport.com Becher Chase (2004 Silver Birch, 2006 Eurotrek, 2007 Mr Pointment), Victor Chandler Clarence House Chase (1999 Call Equiname, 2009 Master Minded, 2010 Twist Magic), Wayward Lad Novices' Chase (2002 Epervier d'Or, 2005HooLaBaloo), Welsh National (2004 Silver Birch, 2005 L'Aventure), Winter Bumper (2003 Cornish Rebel, 2010 Al Ferof), Winter Novices' Hurdle (1995 See More Business, 2004 Ladalko, 2005 Neptune Collonges), Worcester Novices' Chase (1993 See More Indians, 1997 Ottowa, 2000 Shotgun Willy, 2001 Valley Henry, 2004 Cornish Rebel, 2009 Michel Le Bon) First Trainer to Saddle Six Winners on One Card: Saturday, January 21, 2006, at Wincanton Number of Winners (1992/03-2009/10): 20; 29; 28; 53; 56; 82; 110; 71; 83; 136; 152; 127; 152; 148*; 124*; 151* (first trainer to win more than £4 million in prize money in a season);155*;115* *Champion Trainer Wins this Season: 49

Winning Jockey: Timothy James Murphy Date of birth: August 20, 1974 Background: Father Jimmy was a leading amateur and manager of Newberry Stud. Timmy began working for Noel Chance during weekends when still at school, and rode for the trainer as an amateur, as well as for Mick Halford and Michael Hourigan. Opted to relocate to England after turning professional and began riding for Kim Bailey. Began riding for Paul Nicholls in 1998, before being overtaken as first choice jockey for the trainer by Joe Tizzard. Returned to Nicholls as number one rider in May 2001, but following a lengthy battle with alcoholism, Murphy was jailed for four months in July 2002 for assaulting an air stewardess. Returned to the saddle on his release in October 2002, and has enjoyed considerable success since. Became the retained jockey for leading owner David Johnson after the departure of Tony McCoy from the Martin Pipe stable. Has written critically acclaimed autobiography “Riding The Storm”. First winner: Gayloire (Kilmuckridge point to point, Co Wexford) General: Rode the last ever winner over jumps at Nottingham - Dominie (29/2/96) Aintree Festival Wins: John Smith’s Grand National (2008 Comply Or Die), Cordon Bleu Hcap Hurdle (1999 Kinnescash), Unwins Wine Group Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices’ Hurdle (2004 Al Eile), Scottish And Newcastle Pub Enterprises Aintree Hurdle (2005, 2007 & 2008 Al Eile), Betfair Bowl (2006 Celestial Gold, 2008 Our Vic) Cheltenham Festival Wins: (8) Jewson Novices’ Handicap Chase (2009 Chapoturgeon), Ryanair Chase (2008 Our Vic), Mildmay of Flete Chase (1997 Terao, 2004 Tikram), Vincent O’brien County Hcap Hurdle (1999 Sir Talbot, 2005 Fontanesi), Pertemps Final (2004 Creon), Irish Independent Arkle (2005 Contraband) Other major wins: Agfa Diamond Hcap Chase (1999 Clever Remark); Albert Bartlett (Prestige) Novices' Hurdle (2005 Mephisto), Arkle Perpetual Challenge Cup (2005 Ulaan Baatar), Ascot Chase (2006 Our Vic), Ascot Hurdle (1998 Juyush), Bet365 Celebration Chase (2005 Well Chief, 2007 Dempsey), Challow Novices' Hurdle (2008 Diamond Harry), Champion Hurdle Trial (2006 Al Eile), Charlie Hall Chase (2006 Our Vic), Classic Novices' Hurdle (2009 Diamond Harry), Connaught Chase (2009 Well Chief); December Festival Hurdle (2007 Al Eile), Eider Chase (2008Comply Or Die, 2009 Merigo), Elite Hurdle (2001 Azertyuiop, 2002 Santenay), Game Spirit Chase (2006 Don't Be Shy, 2007 Well Chief), Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (2007 Sizing Europe), Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Ireland) (2003 Beef Or Salmon), Hennessy Gold Cup (1999 Ever Blessed, 2004 Celestial Gold), Henry VIII Novices’ Chase (2004 Contraband, 2005 Racing Demon); Hilly Way Chase (2002 & 2003 Beef Or Salmon), Hyde Novices' Hurdle (2008 Diamond Harry), Imperial Cup (2005 Medison, 2008 Ashkazar), Irish Grand National (2001Davids Lad), JNWine.com Champion Chase (2004 Beef Or Salmon), John Durkan Memorial Chase (2003 Beef Or Salmon), John Smith’s Hurdle (2006 Redemption); Kingmaker Novices' Chase (2002 Armaturk), Kingwell Hurdle (2009 Ashkazar), Leopardstown Christmas Hurdle (2006 Celestial Wave), Letheby & Christopher Cotswold Chase (1998 See More Business), Lexus Chase (2002 Beef Or Salmon), National Spirit Hurdle (2004 Starzaan), Old Roan Handicap Chase (2005 Impek), Paddy Power Gold Cup (2004 Celestial Gold, 2005 Our Vic), Pierse Hurdle (2008 Barker), Powers Gold Cup (2004 Hi Cloy), Punchestown Gold Cup (2004 Beef Or Salmon), Rehearsal Chase (1998 See More Business); Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase (2004 Our Vic); Relkeel Hurdle (2004 Lough Derg), Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle (2006 Nous Voila), Sharp Novices' Hurdle (2001 Firebal lMacnamara, 2004 Marcel), Swinton Handicap Hurdle (2003 Macs Joy); Tara Hurdle (2006 Celestial Wave), Thyestes Chase (2003 Be My Belle), Tolworth Novices' Hurdle (2003 Thisthatandtother, 2005 Marcel), Victor Chandler Chase (2005 Well Chief); Warfield Mares' Hurdle (2008 Labelthou), West Yorkshire Hurdle (2006 Redemption), Scottish Champion Hurdle (2010 Overturn), Scottish Grand National (2010 Merigo) Number of Wins (1995/96-2009/2010): 26; 28; 60; 73; 64; 54; 98; 42; 57; 143; 87; 98; 70; 63; 55; Wins This Season: 15


SECOND RACE RESULT

1.45pm SINBAD TESTIMONIAL 2010/2011 CHASE
Class 2,£50,000 Total Prize Fund. For 5yo+, 2m. Penalties: after September 30, 2009, a winner of a Class 3 weight-for-age or Class 2 handicap chase 4lb; of a class 2 weight-for-age chase or a Class 1 handicap chase 6lb; of a Class 1 weight-for-age chase 10lb (half penalties for wins achieved in novices’ and beginners’ chases in GB/IRE. Allowances: mares 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £31,310; 2nd: £9,250; 3rd: £4,625; 4th: £2,315; 5th: £1,155; 6th: £580

1) GAUVAIN (GER) (Jared Sullivan & Simon Brown) Nick Williams 8-11-00 Daryl Jacob 16/1
2) FORPADYDEPLASTERER (IRE) (Goat Racing Syndicate) Tom Cooper IRE 8-11-00 Barry Geraghty 11/8 Fav
3) TATANIANO (FR) (The Stewart Family) Paul Nicholls 6-11-05 Noel Fehily
4) OISEAU DE NUIT (FR) (Terry Warner) Colin Tizzard 8-11-04 Joe Tizzard
5) MAHOGANY BLAZE (FR) (Lorna Berryman) Nigel Twiston-Davies b8-11-0 Sam Twiston-Davies
6) OH CRICK (FR) (David Sewell) Alan King 7-11-00 Wayne Hutchinson
7) CHANINBAR (FR) (Watts, Middleham Park, Thompson, Naylor) Milton Harris v7-11-06 Sean Quinlan

7 ran
Distances: 4, 6, 6, 12, 14, 5
Breeder: Stall Epona Breeding: b g Sternkoeing (IRE) - Gamina (GER) (Dominon)
Tote Win: £17.20 Places: £4.40; £1.70 Exacta: £37.80

Winning Trainer: NICK WILLIAMS Based: Culverhill Farm, Georgenympton, South Molton, Devon Backgound: Nick Williams, born June 25, 1956, was a dairy farm near Exmoor in Devon. He works as an accountant alongside his wife, Jane. Williams trains a string of around 15 horses and takes great efforts in researching through bloodstock books in his library of around 1,000. Williams started out in racing as a groom for Willie Musson in Surrey before leaving the sport for around 15 years to qualify as an accountant and then go into business. His first wife Sarah trains successfully and he formerly acted as her assistant. Soon after they divorced in 1996, Williams took out a permit and upgraded to a full licence in February, 2001. First Winner: Cage Aux Folles, Wincanton, April 24, 2000 Big Race Wins: Challow Novices' Hurdle (2008 Diamond Harry, 2009 Reve de Sivola) Classic Novices' Hurdle (2009 Diamond Harry), Eider Chase (2006 Philson Run), Hyde Novices' Hurdle (2008 Diamond Harry), Midlands Grand National (2005 Philson Run), Persian War Novices' Hurdle (2009 Reve de Sivola), Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2009 Pistolet Noir), Altcar Novices' Chase (2010 Diamond Harry), intercasino.co.uk Hurdle (2006 Dom D’Orgeval), betchronicle.com Trophy Chase Handicap (2008 Maljimar), JETS/Richard Davis Awards Novices’ Hurdle (2008 Diamond Harry), Timeform Betfair Racing Club “Fixed Brush “ Handicap Hurdle (2009 Diamond Harry), Cathal Ryan Memorial Champion Novice Hurdle (2010 Reve De Sivola), Sinbard Testimonial 2010/2011 Chase (2010 Gauvain) Number of Winners (2002/03-2009/10): 3; 11; 9; 11; 15; 16; 10; 21; Wins this Season: 5

Winning Jockey: Daryl Jacob Born: Donegal, August 25, 1983 Background: The son of a fisherman, Jacob initially attended the Racing School in Kildare and then spent two years with Dessie Hughes before spending a summer riding out Flat horses with Richard Hannon. Daryl joined Robert and Sally Alner’s Dorset stable and rode their point-to-pointers, and after a season with Paul Keane returned to the Alners in the summer of 2006. He enjoyed a fantastic 2006/07 season, highlighted by success on The Listener in the Grade One Lexus Chase at Leopardstown in December 2007, his first victory in his homeland since he switched to Britain in 2003. During his time with Hughes, he became very friendly with Kieran Kelly, who died in a fall in 2003, and Daryl dedicated his Lexus triumph to Kieran, who was instrumental in encouraging him to make the move to England. It was the decision of owner Ray Humphrey to give the ride on The Listener to Jacob, having “jocked off” Andrew Thornton, and the partnership continued to flourish, with Grade One victories in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown and the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Now primarily associated with the Nick Williams stable. First Double under NH Rules: Leicester, March 11, 2005 (Toms Gone Grey and Cobreces) Big Race Wins: Grand Sefton Handicap Chase (2006 I Hear Thunder), Lexus Chase (2006 The Listener) John Durkan Memorial Chase (2007 The Listener), Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (2008 The Listener), Persian War Novices' Hurdle (2009 Reve de Sivola), Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2009 Pistolet Noir), Cathal Ryan Memorial Champion Novice Hurdle (2010 Reve De Sivola), Sinbad Testimonial 2010/2011 Chase (2010 Gauvain) Wins (2003/04-2009/10): 2; 8; 19; 40; 36; 23; 49; Wins this season: 19


THIRD RACE RESULT - 2.20pm GREATWOOD HANDICAP HURDLE
Class 1, Grade 3, £100,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 2m ½f. Minimum weight 10st. Penalties: after October 31, a winner of a hurdle 5lb (no penalty to increase a horses’s weight above 11st 12lb). Penalty Values: 1st: £57,010; 2nd: £21,390; 3rd: £10,710; 4th: £5,340; 5th: £2,680; 6th: £1,340

1) MENORAH (IRE) (Diana Whateley) Philip Hobbs 5-11-12 Richard Johnson 6/1
2) BOTHY (Dan Gilbert, A Marucci) Brian Ellison 4-9-13 Danny Cook (3) 16/1
3) MANYRIVERSTOCROSS (IRE) (Mrs M C Sweeney) Alan King 5-10-13 Wayne Hutchinson 11/2 Fav
4) ANY GIVEN DAY (IRE) (Tim Leslie) Donald McCain Jnr 5-11-01 Henry Brooke (7) 11/1
5) OLOFI (FR) (R & L Channing, S & F Roberts, McNeil Family) Tom George 4-10-07 Paddy Brennan
6) GET ME OUT OF HERE (IRE) (J P McManus) Jonjo O'Neill 6-11-11 Tony McCoy
7) ORSIPPUS (USA) (Sandra Smith) Michael Smith 4-11-00 Sam Thomas
8) ASTRACAD (FR) (Raymond Mould) Nigel Twiston-Davies 4-10-12 Sam Twiston-Davies (3)
9) SURE JOSIE SURE (FR) (Jo Tracey) David Pipe 5-10-02 Tom Scudamore
10) GENERAL MILLER (Henry Ponsonby) Nicky Henderson 5-11-07 Barry Geraghty
11) LESLINGTAYLOR (IRE) (Marie Taylor) John Quinn 8-10-09 Dougie Costello
12) PUZZLEMASTER (Mr & Mrs Rory Sweet) Hughie Morrison t4-10-02 Andrew Tinkler
13) CULCABOCK (IRE) (Elizabeth Ferguson) Lucinda Russell 10-9-09 Peter Carberry (7)
14) ST DEVOTE (FR) (Dubs V’s Culchies Syndicate) Eoin Griffin IRE 5-10-03 Eddie O'Connell (5)
15) ISSAQUAH (IRE) (Mr & Mrs J M Davenport) Malcolm Jefferson 8-11-01 James Halliday (5)
FELL 2 OUT) SANCTUAIRE (FR) (Jared Sullivan) Paul Nicholls 4-11-07 Noel Fehily
FELL 3 OUT) TARKARI (IRE) (Clive Cook & Irving Struel) Evan Williams 5-10-07 Paul Moloney

17 ran Non-Runner: Fiulin (Going)
Distances: nk, 5, ¾, 1¾, 15, 2½, 1, 1¼, 17, 2¼, 1¾, 1¼, 1, ¾
Breeder: Mrs E Grant & Anna Brislane Breeding: b g King’ Theatre (IRE) - Maid For Adventure (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Tote Win: £6.50 Places: £1.80; £5.10; £1.80; £2.90 Exacta: £142.50

Winning Trainer: PHILIP HOBBS Based: Sandhill, Bilbrook, Minehead, Somerset Date of Birth: 26/7/55 Background: Philip was brought up surrounded by horses. His father Tony Hobbs farmed, and had a permit to train for many years, breeding several good horses to run in the family colours. After school at Kings College, Taunton, Philip went on to Reading University and achieved a BSc honours degree. He rode at Hickstead, show jumping as a junior, and rode several point-to-point winners and winners under National Hunt rules as an amateur before turning professional at the age of 21. Rode 160 winners in a ten year career including The Black and White Gold Cup at Ascot, The Killiney Novice Chase and The Midlands Grand National on such good horses as West Tip and Artifice. Date of first Trainer’s Licence: August 1, 1985 Cheltenham Festival Wins (13): Jewson Novices’ Handicap Chase (2010 Copper Bleu), Spinal Research Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2010 Menorah), Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (1990 Moody Man, 2002 Rooster Booster), Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap (1996 Kibreet), Coral Cup H’cap Hurdle (2000 What’s Up Boys, 2004 Monkerhostin), Queen Mother Champion Chase (2002 Flagship Uberalles), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (2003 Rooster Booster), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2003 One Knight), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2004 Made In Japan, 2006 Detroit City), Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle (2007 Massini’s Maguire) Other major wins include: Adonis Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (1995 Greenback), Albert Bartlett (Prestige) Novices' Hurdle (2009 Tarablaze), Aon Chase (2005 Farmer Jack), Bet365 Gold Cup (2006 Lacdoudal, 2008 Monkerhostin), Boylesports.com Gold Cup (2004 Monkerhostin), Boylesports.com International Hurdle (2002 Rooster Booster, 2006 Detroit City), Champion Hurdle Trial (2004 Rooster Booster), Contenders' Hurdle (2003 Rooster Booster, 2007 Detroit City), Dipper Novices' Chase (2008 Lead On), Future Champion Novices' Chase (1999 Bouchasson), Galway Plate (1998 Amlah), Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (2002 Rooster Booster, 2006 Detroit City, 2010 Menorah), Haldon Gold Cup (2005 Monkerhostin, 2009 Planet Of Sound), Hennessy Gold Cup (2001 What's Up Boys), Henry VIII Novices' Chase (2006 Fair Along), Heroes Handicap Hurdle (2005 Supreme Serenade), Hyde Novices' Hurdle (2006 Massini's Maguire), Imperial Cup (1990 Moody Man), Kerrygold Champion Chase (2003 Flagship Uberalles), Land Rover Champion Novice Hurdle (2000 What's Up Boys), Newbury Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2005 Supreme Prince), Noel Novices' Chase (2003 Supreme Prince), November Novices' Chase (2006 Fair Along), Old Roan Handicap Chase (2004 Farmer Jack), Paddy Power Gold Cup (1989 Joint Sovereignty), Pendil Novices' Chase (1998 Stormy Passage), Persian War Novices' Hurdle (2001 One Knight, 2002 Supreme Prince), Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2005 Fair Along), Racing Post Chase (1999 Dr Leunt, 2002 Gunther McBride, 2005 Farmer Jack), Rendlesham Hurdle (2004 Monkerhostin), Rising Stars Novices' Chase (2002 One Knight, 2003 Brother Joe), Scottish Champion Hurdle (2003 In Contrast, 2006 Noble Request), Sharp Novices' Hurdle (2000 Reiziger, 2005 Boychuk), Swinton Handicap Hurdle (1994 Dreams End), Tingle Creek Chase (2001 Flagship Uberalles), totesport.com Becher Chase (1997 Samlee), Towton Novices' Chase (2009 Kornati Kid), Wayward Lad Novices' Chase (1996 Greenback), Welsh National (2009 Dream Alliance), West Yorkshire Hurdle (2002 Brother Joe, 2009 & 2010 Fair Along), Winter Novices' Hurdle (1999 What's Up Boys), Worcester Novices' Chase (1996 Pleasure Shared, 2006 Boychuk), Elite Hurdle (2010 Nearby), Punchestown Gold Cup (2010 Planet Of Sound) Number of Winners (1990/91-2009/10): 33; 51; 37; 64; 86; 77; 64; 71; 84; 120; 82; 119; 134; 121; 121; 112; 111; 108; 103; 86; Winners this Season: 44

Winning Jockey: Richard Johnson Date of birth: 21/07/77, Madley, Hereford Background: Richard Johnson attended Belmont Abby school, the alma mater of Peter Scudamore, before leaving at 16 to take a job with then champion trainer David Nicholson. He was born and raised at Madley, Herefordshire,. where his parents have a farm. Johnson comes from racing stock as his mother Sue holds a licence to train, while his father Keith, who won the 1982 Midlands Grand National on Bridge Ash, and his grandfather Ivor were both good amateur riders. Johnson is unlucky to be riding in the same era as Tony McCoy as he has finished runner-up to his rival in the jockeys' championship on nine occasions. In 2007 he married Fiona Chance, daughter of the dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winning trainer Noel Chance. First winner 30 April 1994, Rusty Bridge, Exeter Cheltenham Festival wins: (15) Jewson Novices Handicap Chase (2010 Copper Bleu), Spinal Research Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2010 Menorah), Bonusprint Stayers’ Hurdle (1999 Anzum), Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup H’cap Chase (2000 Dark Stranger, 2003 Young Spartacus), Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup (2000 Looks Like Trouble), Queen Mother Champion Chase (2002 Flagship Uberalles), County Hurdle (2002 Rooster Booster), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (2003 Rooster Booster), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2003 One Knight), Cathcart Chase (2003 La Landiere), Coral Cup (2004 Monkerhostin), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2004 Made in Japan, 2006 Detroit City), Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle (2007 Massini’s Maguire) Leading Rider At the Festival: 2002 (2). Aintree Festival Wins: John Smith’s Extra Smooth Handicap Hurdle (2008 Pearl King), John Smith’s Top Novices’ Hurdle (1997 Midnight Legend, 2000 Phardante Flyer, 2002 In Contrast, 2005 Mighty Man), Belle Epoque Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (1997 Forest Ivory), Martell Cup Chase (1998 Escartefigue), Heidsieck Monopole Mildmay Novices’ Chase (1999 Spendid, 2001 What’s Up Boys), Sportsman Anniversary 4yo Novices’ Hurdle (2000 Lord Brex, 2006 Detroit City), John Hughes Trophy Chase (2001 Gower-Slave) Red Rum Handicap Chase (2002 Dark N’ Sharp), John Smith’s Liverpool Hurdle (2006 & 2007 Mighty Man) Other Big Race Wins: Aon Chase (2004, Shooting Light, 2005 Farmer Jack), Altcar Novices' Chase (2000 Toto Toscato), Bet365 GoldCup (2006 Lacdoudal, 2008 Monkerhostin), Boylesports.com Gold Cup (1999 Legal Right, 2004 Monkerhostin), Boylesports.com International Hurdle (1997 & 1999 Relkeel, 2002 Rooster Booster, 2006 Detroit City), BMW Chase (2003 Flagship Uberalles), Concorde at Jet.com Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle (2005 Fair Along), Castleford Chase (1997 Viking Flagship), Champion Hurdle Trial (2004 Rooster Booster), Cleeve Hurdle (2008 Inglis Drever), Contenders' Hurdle (1999 Midnight Legend, 2003 Rooster Booster, 2007 Detroit City), Dipper Novices' Chase (2008 Lead On), Elite Hurdle (2010 Nearby), Finesse Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (1998 Zafarabad), Future Champions Finale Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2007 Franchoek), Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (2006 Detroit City, 2010 Menorah), Haldon Gold Cup (1997 Viking Flagship, 2005 Monkerhostin, 2008 Ashley Brook, 2009 Planet Of Sound), Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup(Ireland) (2001 & 2004 Florida Pearl), Henry VIII Novices' Chase (2006 Fair Along), Heroes Handicap Hurdle (2003 Chopneyev), Hyde Novices' Hurdle (2006 Massini's Maguire), Independent Newspaper Novices’ Chase (2006 Fair Along), JNWine.com Champion Chase (2000 Looks Like Trouble), Kerrygold Champion Chase (2003 Flagship Uberalles), Kingmaker Novices' Chase (1998 Lake Kariba), Land Rover Champion Novice Hurdle (2000 What's Up Boys), Letheby & Christopher Cotswold Chase (2003 Behrajan), Long Walk Hurdle (1999 Anzum, 2006 Mighty Man), Noel Novices' Chase (1999 Toto Toscato), Normans Grove Chase (2004 Florida Pearl), November Novices' Chase (2006 Fair Along), Pendil Novices’ Chase (2003 Hand Inn Hand), Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2005 Fair Along), Punchestown Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (1998 Zafarabad), Punchestown Champion Novice Hurdle (1997 Midnight Legend), Punchestown Champion Stayers’ Hurdle (1999 Anzum), Punchestown Gold Cup (1996 Billygoat Gruff, 2010 Planet Of Sound), Racing Post Chase (2000 Gloria Victis, 2001 Young Spartacus, 2002 Gunter Mcbride, 2005 Farmer Jack), Rendlesham Hurdle (2004 Monkerhostin), Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (1996 Mr Mulligan), Rising Stars Novices' Chase (2003 Brother Joe), Scottish Champion Hurdle (2003 In Contrast, 2006 Noble Request), Sharp Novices' Hurdle (2000 Reiziger, 2005 Boychuk), Tingle Creek Trophy (2000 Flagship Uberalles), Tote Silver Cup (2002 Behrajan), Towton Novices' Chase (1996 Mr Mulligan,1998 Escartefigue), Welsh National (1999 Edmond), Winter Novices' Hurdle (1999 What's Up Boys), Worcester Novices' Chase (2003 Ballycassidy, 2006 Boychuk) Number of Wins (1993/94-2009/2010): 1; 12; 53; 102; 120; 133; 143; 161; 132; 147; 186; 135; 167; 154; 122; 132; 160; Wins This Season: 91


FOURTH RACE RESULT

2.55pm PADDY POWER INTERMEDIATE
HANDICAP HURDLE
Class 2, £20,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+ rated 0-140 which prior to April 26, 2009, had not won a hurdle, 2m 5f. Minimum weight: 10st. Penalties: after November 6, each hurdle won 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £12,524; 2nd: £3,700; 3rd: £1,850; 4th: £926; 5th: £462; 6th: £232

1) GRANDS CRUS (FR) (Roger Stanley & Yvonne Reynolds III) David Pipe t5-10-13 Tom Scudamore 5/1
2) FOR NON STOP (IRE) (Jared Sullivan) Nick Williams 5-10-12 Daryl Jacob 9/2 Fav
3) KING'S LEGACY (IRE) (Graham Roach) Paul Nicholls 6-11-04 Noel Fehily 18/1
4) HIDDEN KEEL (Mrs Peter Matthey & John Horn) Charlie Longsdon 5-11-3 Paddy Brennan 14/1
5) CAPPAGH (IRE) (J P McManus) Philip Hobbs 5-10-04 Richard Johnson
6) MISTER HYDE (IRE) (Bensaranat Clud & Ocean Trailers Ltd) Jonjo O'Neill 5-10-12 Tony McCoy
7) ROCK COUNTY (IRE) (Devils Bit Syndicate) Sabrina Harty 6-10-09 Michael Darcy
8) HEEZ A CRACKER (FR) (GDM Partnership) Emma Lavelle 4-10-07 Sam Thomas
9) LUSH LIFE (IRE) (Michael Buckley) Nicky Henderson 5-11-12 Barry Geraghty
10) RUSSIAN WAR (IRE) (T D Howley Jnr) Gordon Elliott IRE t7-11-01 Timmy Murphy
11) RIGADIN DE BEAUCHENE (FR) (Andrew Wiles) Venetia Williams 5-10-00 Aidan Coleman
12) BARACAS (FR) (Ray Stokes) Eoin Griffin IRE 5-10-11 Eddie O'Connell (5)
13) RIPTIDE (Gone To The Bar Racing) Donald McCain Jnr b4-11-06 Jason Maguire
14) HOBACK JUNCTION (IRE) (Tom Ford & Tony Regan) Lucy Wadham 6-10-12 Will Kennedy
15) SOPHIES TROPHY (IRE) (Sophie Anderson) Pat Phelan 5-11-01 Paul Moloney
PU) POLITEO (FR) (Gigginstown House Stud) Paul Nolan IRE 4-10-10 Alan Cawley
PU) ACCORDINGTOEMANDEM (IRE) (Jacky Allen & Mark Dennis) Ian Williams 6-10-09 Dougie Costello

17 ran Non-Runner: Westlin’ Winds (Vet’s Certificate, Blood Analysis Not Normal)
Distances: 6, 11, 1½, nk, 3, 8, 2¾, 9, 4, 10, 6, 12, 25, dist
Breeder: Jean-Marie Prost Alamartine Breeding: gr g Dom Alco (FR) - Fee Magic (FR) (Phantom Breeze)
Tote Win: £6.20 Places: £2.70; £1.90; £5.20; £2.70 Exacta: £23.50

Winning Trainer: DAVID PIPE Born: February 7, 1973 Based: Pond House, Nicholashayne, Wellington, Somerset Background: David Pipe is the son of 15-times champion jump trainer Martin Pipe. He started out riding in point-to-points in 1992, going on to record 22 wins over the next five seasons, plus two under Rules, which included victory aboard Bonanza Boy in the Ludlow Gold Cup. After finishing as a rider, he had spells with Michael Dickinson in the US, Criquette Head-Maarek in France and Joey Ramsden in South Africa, before setting up as a point-to-point trainer, handling the likes of Horus, Lord Atterbury and Celestial Gold, who went on to have successful careers under Rules when transferred to his father’s yard. Based at Purchas Farm, a mile away from his father’s Pond House, he sent out 164 point-to-point winners over six seasons, with Well Armed successful 15 times. He took over the reins at Pond House in Somerset following the retirement of his father on the last day of the 2005/06 jump season - Saturday, April 29. First Trainer’s Licence: May 2006 First winner under rules: Standin Obligation in the ‘Persimmon Homes Novices’ Chase’ at Kelso, May 9, 2006 - his first runner under rules Aintree Festival Wins: John Smith’s Grand National (2008 Comply Or Die), totesport Bowl (2008 Our Vic, 2009 Madison Du Berlais) Cheltenham Festival Wins (5): Byrne Group Plate (2010 Great Endeavour), Pertemps Final (2010 Buena Vista), Ryanair Chase (2008 Our Vic), William Hill Trophy (2008 An Accordion), Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurde (2007 Gaspara) Big Race Wins: Boylesports.com Gold Cup (2007 Tamarinbleu), Boylesports.com International Hurdle (2007 Osana), Charlie Hall Chase (2006 Our Vic), Dipper Novices' Chase (2010 Seven Is My Number), Eider Chase (2008 Comply Or Die), Game Spirit Chase (2007 Well Chief), Haldon Gold Cup (2007 Pablo du Charmil), Hennessy Gold Cup (2008 Madison du Berlais), Holloway's Handicap Hurdle (2008 & 2009 Lough Derg, 2010 Mamlook), Imperial Cup (2007 Gaspara, 2008 Ashkazar), Kingwell Hurdle (2009 Ashkazar), Levy Board Chase (2009 Madison du Berlais), Long Walk Hurdle (2007 Lough Derg), National Spirit Hurdle (2008 & 2009 Lough Derg), Newbury Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2007 Madison du Berlais), Peter Marsh Chase (2010 Our Vic), Victor Chandler Clarence House Chase (2008 Tamarinbleu), bet365 Celebration Chase (2010 I’m So Lucky) Wins (2006/07-2009/10): 134; 100; 76; 102; Wins This Season: 21

Winning Jockey: Tom Scudamore Born: May 22, 1982 Background: Tom Scudamore was appointed stable jockey to David Pipe for the 2006/07 season, marking a return to Pond House in Somerset where he began his career as an amateur for Pipe's father Martin, and where his own father Peter Scudamore, was also stable jockey. Tom comes from an illustrious line of jockeys. His great-grandfather Geoffrey rode winners as an amateur, grandfather Michael was Oxo's pilot when winning the 1959 Grand National and his father was eight-times champion jockey, but never won the John Smith's Grand National. Tom has made a big impression since leaving Cheltenham College after A-levels in 2000. He won the amateur riders' title in the 2000/01 season and also landed the 2001 Flat amateur championship. After 52 unpaid successes, he turned professional in October, 2001, and alongside the backing of Martin Pipe (to whom he was a conditional upon turning professional) he was supported by Nigel Twiston-Davies, to whom his father was formerly assistant. His best winners include Iris Bleu, who won the Agfa Diamond Chase at Sandown in February, 2003, but he nearly trumped that in December 2005, when finishing second on Monkerhostin in the King George VI Chase. He also rides for his brother Michael, who took over his grandfather’s licence in April 2008. Aintree Festival wins: totesport Bowl (2009 Madison Du Berlais) Cheltenham Festival Wins (1): William Hill Trophy (2008 An Accordion) First Cheltenham Festival Winner: An Accordion, William Hill Trophy, March 11, 2008 First Professional Ride: Naughty Dandy (West Midland Light Kit Selling Handicap Chase, Hereford, Thursday, October 4, 2001 (6th)) First Professional Victory: Belle D’Anjou (ladbrokes.com Free Handicap Hurdle, Chepstow, Saturday, October 6, 2001) - only second ride since joining paid ranks First Professional Double: Belle D’Anjou (ladbrokes.com Free Handicap Hurdle) and Champagne Lil (Caenarvon Castle Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race), Chepstow, Saturday, October 6, 2001 Big Race Wins: Agfa Diamond Chase (2003 Iris Bleu); Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle (2006 Desert Air), Contenders' Hurdle (2006 Royal Shakespeare), Eider Chase (2007 Nil Desperandum), Haldon Gold Cup (2007 Pablo du Charmil), Haydock Park Gold Cup (2007 Heltornic), Hennessy Gold Cup (2008 Madison du Berlais), Holloway's Handicap Hurdle (2008 & 2009 Lough Derg), Levy Board Chase (2009 Madison du Berlais), Long Walk Hurdle (2007 Lough Derg), National Spirit Hurdle (2008 & 2009 Lough Derg), Newbury Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2007 Madison du Berlais), Victor Chandler Clarence House Chase (2008 Tamarinbleu), Celebration Chase (2010 I’m So Lucky) Wins (2001/2002-2009/10): 32; 32; 27; 47; 35; 59; 51; 62; 73; Wins This Season: 37


FIFTH RACE RESULT

3.30pm NEPTUNE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT NOVICES’ HURDLE

Class 1, Grade 2, £25,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo+, 2m 5f. Weights: 11st. Penalties: a winner of a Class 4 hurdle 4lb; of a Class 1 to 3 hurdle 7lb. Allowances: fillies & mares 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £14,252.50; 2nd: £5,347.50; 3rd: £2,677.50; 4th: £1,335; 5th: £670; 6th: £335

1) CHAMPION COURT (IRE) (Sureinvestment Partnership) Martin Keighley 5-11-00 Warren Marston 5/1
2) SYBARITE (FR) (Raymond Mould) Nigel Twiston-Davies 4-11-00 Paddy Brennan 8/1
3) MOUNT HELICON (Miss M A Masterson) Tom Hogan IRE t1 5-11-07 John Cullen 5/1
4) TOTAL SUBMISSION (Louise Jones) Martin Keighley 5-11-00 Wayne Hutchinson
5) FINAL DAY (IRE) (B Kane) Gordon Elliott IRE t6-11-07 Jason Maguire 3/1 Jt Fav
6) YABORA (FR) (Alan Halsall) Charlie Longsdon 5-11-00 Richard Johnson
7) DRUMFIRE (IRE) (Claire McAuley) Eoin Griffin IRE 6-11-00 Barry Geraghty 3/1 Jt Fav
PU) ONE COOL TORNADO (IRE) (Kings & Rovers Syndicate) Paul Gilligan IRE p1 5-11-07 Andrew Lynch

8 ran Non-Runner: Supercede (Vet’s Certificate, Stiff)
Distances: 7, nk, 6, nk, 4, 26
Breeder: Larry O’Connor Breeding: b g Court Cave (IRE) - Mooneys Hill (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Tote Win: £6.40 Places: £2.20; £2.10; £2.40 Exacta: £31.50

Winning Trainer: MARTIN KEIGHLEY Based: Condicote Stables, Luckley, Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire Background: Joined David Nicholson’s stable after leaving school, riding both Barton Bank & Viking Flagship in all of their fast work. Enjoyed limited success as a conditional jockey but retired from race-riding to work for Cheltenham racecourse, where his duties included building fences. Trained point-to-pointers and eventers prior to taking out his full licence. First Winner: Bosuns Mate, Octagon Developments 'Ubique' Hunters' Chase, Sandown, February 13, 2003 - ridden by his wife Belinda. Wins (2002/03-2009/10): 1; 0; 0; 0; 1; 5; 7; 27; Wins This Season: 9

Winning Jockey: Warren Marston Date of Birth: March 16, 1971 First Winner: 16/05/90 Worcester (Bel Course) Apprenticeship: David Nicholson Cheltenham Festival Wins: (2) Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1996 Indefence), RSA Chase (1996 Nahthen Lad) Other Big Race Win: Albert Bartlett (RiverDon) Novices' Hurdle (2005 Bewleys Berry), Altcar Novices' Chase (1996 Northern Lad), Future Champion Novices' Chase (2000 Gingembre), Persian War Novices' Hurdle (1996 Jet Rules, 1998 Red Curate), Premier Kelso Novices' Hurdle (2005 Mephisto), Racing Post Chase (2003 La Landiere), totesport.com Becher Chase (2001 Amberleigh House) William Hill Handicap Hurdle (Land Afar 1993), United House Construction Chase (Egypt Mill Prince 1995), Long Distance Hurdle (Spendid 2002), Racing Post Chase (La Landiere 2003) Wins (1989/90-2009/10): 1, 4, 16, 26, 34, 66, 44, 18, 45, 56, 44, 41, 39, 61, 33, 50, 19; 24; 26; 14; 25; Wins This Season: 12


SIXTH RACE RESULT
4.00pm CLEANEVENT STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE
Class 1, Listed Race, £12,000 Total Prize Fund. For 4yo-6yo which have not run under any recognised Rules of Racing, except NHF, INHF or French AQPS Flat races, 2m ½f. Weights: 11st. Penalties: a winner of a race 4lb. Allowances: fillies & mares 7lb. Penalty Values: 1st: £6,841.20; 2nd: £2,566.80; 3rd: £1,285.20; 4th: £640.80; 5th: £321.60; 6th: £160.80

1) ROCK ON RUBY (IRE) (The Festival Goers) Paul Nicholls 5-11-04 Noel Fehily 11/4 Jt Fav
2) LAVEROQUE (FR) (The Saddleworth Players) Charlie Longsdon 4-11-04 Tom Scudamore 16/1
3) KARTANIAN (IRE) (Louisville Syndicate III) Philip Hobbs 4-11-04 Tom O'Brien 11/4 Jt Fav
4) ROSE OF THE MOON (IRE) (D Shorey) Milton Harris 5-11-04 Warren Marston
5) CUCUMBER RUN (IRE) (The Goblyns) Nicky Henderson 5-11-04 Barry Geraghty
6) THEATRICAL STAR (Brocade Racing) Colin Tizzard 4-11-00 Joe Tizzard
7) GO ON ARCH (IRE) (Walters Planet Hire P T Civil Engineering) Nigel Twiston-Davies 4-11-00 Paddy Brennan
8) ROGUE DANCER (FR) (Michael Banks) Michael Banks 5-11-00 Timmy Murphy
9) PANACHE (Dr Simon Clarke) Mrs Debbie Hamer 5-10-11 Mr Paul Tolman (7)
10) VINOMORE (Rupert Dubai Racing) Shaun Lycett 4-10-00 Peter Carberry (7)
11) GRAIGUECULLEN (IRE) (Claire McAuley) Eoin Griffin IRE 6-11-00 Tony McCoy
12) BACH TO BACK (IRE) (Something In The City 3) Nigel Twiston-Davies 5-10-11 Sam Twiston-Davies (3)
13) FOR VALOUR (Cyril Kiernan) Sabrina Harty IRE 6-11-00 Michael Darcy
14) CASTLE LEGEND (J T Cleaver) Simon Lewis 5-10-07 Miss Chloe Boxall (7)
RAN OUT) RADMORES SAM EVANS (J R Salter) John O'Shea 5-10-07 Charlie Wallis (7)

15 ran
Distances: 5, ½, ½, 1½, 8, 4, 9, ¾, 8, 16, 1, 2¼, dist
Breeder: John O’Dwyer Breeding: b g Oscar (IRE) - Stony View (IRE) (Tirol)
Tote Win: £3.40 Places: £1.60; £3.80; £1.70 Exacta: £53.20

Winning Trainer: PAUL NICHOLLS Date of birth: 17/05/62 Based: Heighes House, Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet, Somerset Background: Paul Nicholls, the son of a policeman, was born in Olveston, Bristol, on April 17, 1962, and has been training at Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat, Somerset, since taking out a licence on November 1, 1991. He started out as a jump jockey and twice rode the winner of the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury, in 1986 and 1987. He partnered 130 winners between 1980 and 1989, and nominates the best horses he rode as Broadheath, Playschool and Seagram. Between 1989 and 1991, he was assistant trainer to former Devon-based David Barons, who sent out Seagram to win the 1991 Grand National at Aintree during that time. Having strongly challenged Martin Pipe for the jump trainers’ championship for several years, most notably when pushing his great rival right to the last day of the 2004/05 campaign, he claimed his first title in the 2005/06 season. Nicholls pulled off the amazing feat of saddling seven winners and three seconds from his 10 runners on Saturday, November 7, 1998, and made history when he became the first trainer to saddle six winners on the same card, at Wincanton, his local track, on Saturday, January 21, 2006.Cheltenham Festival Wins (27): Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (2010 Sanctuaire), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (2009 & 2010 Big Buck’s), Jewson Novices’ Handicap Chase (2009 Chapoturgeon), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2008 Celestial Halo), Irish Independent Arkle Novices’ Chase (1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2003 Azertyuiop), Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion Chase (1999 Call Equiname, 2004 Azertyuiop, 2008 & 2009 Master Minded), totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup (1999 See More Business, 2007 & 2009 Kauto Star, 2008 Denman), Christie’s Foxhunter Chase (2004 Earthmover, 2005 Sleeping Night), Johnny Henderson Grand Annual (2004 St Pirran, 2007 Andreas), Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (2004 Sporazene, 2006 Desert Quest, 2009 American Trilogy), Ryanair Chase (2005 Thisthatandtother, 2007 Taranis), Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (2006 Noland), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2006 Star De Mohaison, 2007 Denman) Other big race wins include: Adonis Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2009 Hebridean), Albert Bartlett (Prestige) Novices' Hurdle (2000 Shotgun Willy, 2006 Neptune Collonges), Albert Bartlett (RiverDon) Novices' Hurdle (2006 Neptune Collonges), Amlin 1965 Chase (2006 Cerium) Aon Chase (2000 See More Business, 2001 Shotgun Willy, 2003 Valley Henry, 2007 Kauto Star, 2008 Denman, 2010 Tricky Trickster), Argento Chase (1998 See More Business, 2001 See More Business, 2010 Taranis), Ascot Chase (2000 Rockforce, 2008 Kauto Star), Berkshire Novices' Chase (2005 Albuhera, 2006 Denman), Bet365 Celebration Chase (2002 & 2004 Cenkos, 2008 Andreas, 2009 Twist Magic), Bet365 Gold Cup (2001 & 2003 Ad Hoc), Betfair Chase 2006, 2007 & 2009 Kauto Star), Boylesports.com Gold Cup (2009 Poquelin), Boylesports.com International Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole), Castleford Chase (2003 Kadarann), Challow Novices' Hurdle (2003 Cornish Rebel, 2006 Denman), Charlie Hall Chase (1999 & 2000 See More Business), Classic Chase (2006 Eurotrek, 2007 Ladalko), Cleeve Hurdle (2009 Big Buck's), Contenders' Hurdle (2009 Celestial Halo), Dipper Novices' Chase (2005 My Will), Dovecote Novices' Hurdle (2001 St Pirran), Elite Hurdle (2001 Azertyuiop, 2002 Santenay, 2004 Perouse, 2009 Celestial Halo), Feltham Novices' Chase (1993 See More Indians, 2003 Strong Flow, 2008 Breedsbreeze), Finesse Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2002 Vol Solitaire), Future Champion Novices' Chase (1994 See More Indians, 2002 Valley Henry, 2003 Vol Solitaire, 2007 Natal), Galway Plate (2008 Oslot), Game Spirit Chase (2000 Flagship Uberalles, 2003 Kadarann, 2004 & 2005 Azertyuiop, 2008 Master Minded), Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (2003 Rigmarole), Haldon Gold Cup (1998 Lake Kariba, 1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2004 Azertyuiop), Haydock Park Gold Cup (2003 Shotgun Willy), Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Ireland) (2009 Neptune Collonges), Hennessy Gold Cup (2003 Strong Flow, 2007 & 2009 Denman), Henry VIII Novices' Chase (1998 Dines, 2003 Thisthatandtother, 2007 Marodima), Heroes Handicap Hurdle (2007 Taranis, 2008 The Tother One, 2010 Beshabar), JNWine.com Champion Chase (2007 Taranis, 2008 & 2010 Kauto Star), John Durkan Memorial Chase (2008 Noland), Kerrygold Champion Chase (2008 Twist Magic, 2009 Master Minded), King George VI Chase (1997 & 1999 See More Business, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Kauto Star), Kingmaker Novices' Chase (1998 Lake Kariba, 1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2001 Whitenzo, 2002 Armaturk), Kingwell Hurdle (2001 Azertyuiop, 2004 Rigmarole), Lanzarote Hurdle (2008 Nycteos), Leamington Novices' Hurdle (2006 Be Be King), Lexus Chase (2007 Denman, 2009 What A Friend), Lightning Novices' Chase (2001 Exit To Wave, 2004 Bal de Nuit, 2005 My Will, 2010 Woolcombe Folly), Long Walk Hurdle (2009 Big Buck's), Newbury Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2006 Cornish Sett(DH), 2008 Natal, 2009 New Little Bric, 2010 Big Fella Thanks), November Novices' Chase (1995 Captain Khedive, 1999 Fadalko, 2002 Azertyuiop, 2003 Thisthatandtother, 2008 Tatenen, 2009 Tataniano), Old Roan Handicap Chase (2006 Kauto Star), Pendil Novices' Chase (2006 Napolitain, 2007 Natal, 2008 Oslot, 2009 Herecomesthetruth), Persian War Novices' Hurdle (2007 Elusive Dream, 2008 Hell's Bay, 2000 Valley Henry), Peterborough Chase (2004 Le Roi Miguel), Prestbury Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (2004 Cerium), Punchestown Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (2003 Sporazene), Punchestown Gold Cup (2007 & 2008 Neptune Collonges), Racing Post Chase (2008 Gungadu), Relkeel Hurdle (2000 Mister Banjo), Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (2007 Gungadu), Rising Stars Novices' Chase (1996 See More Business, 1998 Irbee, 2006 Turko, 2007 Ornais, 2008 Breedsbreeze), Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (2008 Nozic), Scilly Isles Novices' Chase (2006 Napolitain, 2007 New Little Bric, 2008 Silverburn, 2009 Herecomesthetruth), Scottish Champion Hurdle (1999 Fadalko), Scottish Grand National (1997 Belmont King), Servo Computer Services Trophy Handicap Chase (2006 My Will), Sharp Novices' Hurdle (1999 Silence Reigns, 2007 I'msingingtheblues), Silver Trophy Handicap Chase (2002 Fadalko, 2003 Poliantas, 2007 Nycteos), Swordlestown Cup Novice Chase (2003 Le Roi Miguel), Tingle Creek Chase (1999 Flagship Uberalles, 2002 Cenkos, 2005 & 2006 Kauto Star, 2007 & 2009 Twist Magic, 2008 Master Minded), Tolworth Novices' Hurdle (2003 Thisthatandtother, 2006 Noland, 2007 Silverburn, 2008 Breedsbreeze), totesport.com Becher Chase (2004 Silver Birch, 2006 Eurotrek, 2007 Mr Pointment), Victor Chandler Clarence House Chase (1999 Call Equiname, 2009 Master Minded, 2010 Twist Magic), Wayward Lad Novices' Chase (2002 Epervier d'Or, 2005HooLaBaloo), Welsh National (2004 Silver Birch, 2005 L'Aventure), Winter Bumper (2003 Cornish Rebel, 2010 Al Ferof), Winter Novices' Hurdle (1995 See More Business, 2004 Ladalko, 2005 Neptune Collonges), Worcester Novices' Chase (1993 See More Indians, 1997 Ottowa, 2000 Shotgun Willy, 2001 Valley Henry, 2004 Cornish Rebel, 2009 Michel Le Bon) First Trainer to Saddle Six Winners on One Card: Saturday, January 21, 2006, at Wincanton Number of Winners (1992/03-2009/10): 20; 29; 28; 53; 56; 82; 110; 71; 83; 136; 152; 127; 152; 148*; 124*; 151* (first trainer to win more than £4 million in prize money in a season);155*;115* *Champion Trainer Wins this Season: 50

Winning Jockey: Noel Fehily Date Of Birth: December 24, 1974 Based: c/o Charlie Mann, Whitcoombe Stables, Maddle Road, Upper Lambourn, Berkshire Background: Fehily, became Jonjo O'Neill's second jockey in November, 2005, having previously ridden for Charlie Mann, for whom he still also rides. Having gained experience on the point-to-point circuit and in hunter chases in his home country, he began riding in Britain as an amateur and gained his first success on Ivy Boy at Plumpton on November 16, 1998. He rode 12 winners in that first campaign and turned professional after two successes in 1999/2000, which he ended with a score of 17. The best horses Fehily has partnered include Moon Over Miami, Run For Paddy, Albertas Run, Refinement, Butler’s Cabin and Air Force One, on whom he won the biggest success of his career in the Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown in 2008. First Winner: Ivy Boy, Plumpton, November 16, 1998 Cheltenham Festival Wins (1): Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (2008 Silver Jaro) First Cheltenham Festival Winner: Silver Jaro, Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle, March 14, 2008 Aintree Festival Wins: John Smith’s Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (2009 Bouggler), John Smith’s Handicap Hurdle (2007 Two Miles West), John Smith’s Extra Cold Handicap Hurdle (2007 Alberta’s Run) Other Big Race Wins: Anglo Irish Private Banking Novices’ Hurdle (2006 Moon Over Miami); Ashleybank Investments Future Champions Novices’ Chase (Keltic Bard 2004); Summer National (2005 Rheindross, 2009 Fire And Rain); Kingmaker Novices' Chase (2009 Gauvain); totesport Lanzarote Hurdle (2006 Buck Whaley (dead-heated with Rayshan)), Lightning Novices' Chase (2008 Wee Robbie), November Novices' Chase (2007 Moon Over Miami); Punchestown Champion Novice Chase (2008 Air Force One) Number of Wins (1998/99-2009/10): 13; 16; 42 (Top conditional rider of 2000/01); 36; 35; 52; 56; 52; 75; 65; 89; 56; Wins This Season: 20









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