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Sunday, December 7, 2003


CODEBREAKER, formerly in the Racing Post Weekender, is now exclusively featured on racenews.co.uk and every week works out, by using past runnings, which horse is the most likely winner of one race each Saturday.

Codebreaker is posted each Friday for the next day’s racing. On Saturday, December 6, 2003, Codebreaker focused on the William Hill Handicap Hurdle.

The conclusion was “We are therefore left with the Mary Reveley-trained OVERSTRAND as this week’s Codebreaker selection.

"He has won his last three starts, has the assistance of top Irish rider Ruby Walsh in the saddle, and meets all of the criteria required to win a race of this nature.”

OVERSTRAND WON AT 9/1 so why not read CODEBREAKER every week at www.racenews.co.uk


It was Festival fever yesterday at Sandown as two leading Cheltenham hopes stamped their authority on their rivals.

In a race abundant with stars that could have been the Champion Chase itself, the William Hill Tingle Creek Chase, Moscow Flyer proved he is still the best two- miler around and is now the 6-4 favourite with Hills.

Azertyuiop was pushed out to 7-2 after chasing the winner home, but that was snapped up and he was cut back in to 11-4 again.

Thisthatandtother also impressed in the Extraman Trophy and is now 2-1 favourite from 3-1 for the Irish Independent Arkle Chase,

Atum Re ran a big race and is now 33-1 and Our Armegeddon is clipped in to 20-1 from 25.

Elsewhere Sir Rembrandt was mighty impressive at Chepstow and now heads the list for the Coral Welsh National at 7-2 favourite, with Hills also introducing him in to the Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup betting at 20-1.

Supreme Prince also showed his potential and is cut to 12-1 for the Royal & SunAlliance Chase.


TRIPLEPRINT GOLD CUP: 4-1 Hand Inn Hand, 5-1 Fondmort, 7-1 Iris Royal, 8-1 Risk Accessor, 9-1 It Takes Time, 10-1 Impek, Redemption, 11-1 Irish Hussar, Kadoun, 12-1 Dark'n Sharp, Young Spartacus, Telemoss, 14-1 Back on Top, Cameron Bridge, 16-1 Armaturk, Ballinclay King, Claymore, Cyfor Malta, Foly Pleasant, Master Tern, Tarxien, 20-1 Adamant Approach, Geos, (Others Upon Request)

PERTEMPS KING GEORGE VI CHASE: 11-8 (WAR) Best Mate, 2-1 Jair du Cochet (from 9-4), 7-2 Strong Flow (WAR), 4-1 First Gold, 14-1 Fondmort, Keen Leader, Valley Henry, 16-1 Hussard Collonges, La Landiere, 20-1 Edredon Bleu, Irish Hussar, Swansea Bay, Truckers Tavern, 25-1 Cyfor Malta, Kingsmark, Marlborough, 33-1 Ad Hoc, Batman Senora, Commanche Court, Hand Inn Hand, It Takes Time, Le Roi Miguel, Rince Ri, Seebald, Tiutchev, (Others Upon Request)

CORAL WELSH NATIONAL: 7-2 Sir Rembrandt (from 14), 8-1 Hedgehunter, Joss Naylor, 12-1 Akarus, Take Control, 14-1 Bindaree, Chives, Mini Sensation, 16-1 Haut Cercy, Joe Blake, Shardam, 20-1 Ad Hoc, Behrajan, Gola Cher, Gunther McBride, Silver Steel, Stormez, Whereareyou Now, 25-1 Bounce Back, Gunner Welburn, Juracon II, Kingsmark, Mr Woodentop, Only Once, Southern Star, Streamstown, The Bunny Boiler, (Others Upon Request)

MARTELL GRAND NATIONAL: 16-1 Montys Pass, 20-1 Amberleigh House, Davids Lad, Joss Naylor, 25-1 Arctic Jack, Ad Hoc, Chives, Clan Royal, Hedgehunter, Kingsmark, Ryalux, Swansea Bay, Whats Up Boys, 33-1 Behrajan, Bindaree (from 40), Gunther McBride, Harbour Pilot, Haut Cercy, Knock Knock, Macs Gildoran, Timbera, Truckers Tavern, Stormez, Take Control, 40-1 Shardam, What Odds, 50-1 Ballybrophy, Maximise, (Others Upon Request)


SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE: 3-1 Rooster Booster, 11-2 Rhinestone Cowboy, 10-1 Back In Front, 14-1 Sporazene, 20-1 Davenport Milenium, Inglis Drever, Intersky Falcon, Spirit Leader, 25-1 Lingo, Spectroscope, Well Chief, Westender, 33-1 Flame Creek, Hasty Prince, In Contrast, Liberman, Limerick Boy, Self Defense, Sacundai, 40-1 Quazar, Mr Cool, (Others Upon Request)

THE IRISH INDEPENDENT ARKLE: 2-1 Thisthatandtother (from 3), 9-1 Our Vic, 12-1 Le Duc, 14-1 Lillium de Cotte, 16-1 Kicking King, Ned Kelly, 20-1 Anxious Moments, Our Armageddon (from 25), Westender, 22-1 Puntal (from 16), 25-1 Bal De Nuit, Central House, Copeland, Fota Island, L'Ange Au Ciel, Non So, 33-1 Atum Re (from 40), Glanhaven Nugget, Golden Row, Keltic Bard, Inca Trail, Lirfox, Multeen River, Santenay, 40-1 Splendour, (Others Upon Request)

QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE: 6-4 Moscow Flyer (from 5-2), 11-4 Azertyuiop (from 7-2), 10-1 Fondmort, 12-1 Tiutchev, 16-1 Cenkos (from 10), Flagship Uberalles (from 12), Kadarann, Le Roi Miguel (from 7), Native Upmanship, 20-1 Adamant Approach, Isio, 25-1 Bust Out, Impek, 33-1 Dark'n Sharp, Farmer Jack, Geos, Latalomne, Palarshan, Seebald (from 16), (Other Upon Request)

ROYAL & SUN ALLIANCE NOVICE CHASE: 9-4 Strong Flow, 8-1 Nils Desperandum, 9-1 Lord Trancscend, 10-1 Xenophon, 12-1 Lord Sam, Our Vic, Supreme Prince (from 20), 14-1 Royal Emperor, 16-1 Emotional Moment, 20-1 Brooklyn Breezem, Inching Closer, Pizzaro, Native Emperor, Rosslea, 25-1 BAR

TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP: 6-4 Best Mate, 6-1 Jair du Cochet, 10-1 Beef Or Salmon, Kingscliff, 12-1 First Gold, 16-1 Keen Leader, 20-1 Sir Rembrandt (new quote), Truckers Tavern, 25-1 Commanche Court, Hussard Collonges, 33-1 Chives, Harbour Pilot, It Takes Time, La Landiere, Valley Henry, (Others Upon Request)

JCB TRIUMPH HURDLE: 8-1 Tamarinbleu, 20-1 Howle Hill, Lough Derg, Trouble At Bay, 25-1 Al Eile, 33-1 After Eight, Chief Yeoman, Pantarez, Tipperary All Star, 40-1 Chockdee, Emanic, Kjetil, Maiful, Royal Katidoki, Shamdian, 50-1 Border Tale, (Others Upon Request)

BONUSPRINT STAYERS HURDLE: 15-8 Baracouda, 9-4 Iris's Gift, 6-1 Solerina, 14-1 Sacundai, 16-1 Hardy Eustace, 20-1 Holy Orders, 25-1 Foreman, Sh Boom, 33-1 Golden Cross, Liss A Paoraigh, (Others Upon Request)


2000 GUINEAS: 7-4 One Cool Cat, 11-2 Grey Swallow, 8-1 American Post, Lucky Story, 10-1 Three Valleys, 16-1 Bago, Snow Ridge, Pearl of Love, Milk It Mick, 20-1 Akimbo, 25-1 Balmont, Bayeux, Grand Reward, Pastoral Pursuits, 33-1 Auditorium, Bachelor Duke, Byron, Duke Of Venice, Fantastic View, Haafhd, Holborn, Imperial Stride, Mukafeh, Peak To Creek, Whipper, (Others Upon Application)

VODAFONE DERBY: 7-1 American Post, 8-1 Snow Ridge, Yeats, 12-1 Grey Swallow, 25-1 Duke of Venice, Magritte, 33-1 Antonius Pius, 40-1 Sussex (Others Upon Application)

1000 GUINEAS: 8-1 Red Bloom, 10-1 Carry On Katie, Denebola, 14-1 Cairns, 16-1 Majestic Desert, 20-1 Badminton, Marching West, Necklace, Secret Charm, Sundrop, Tarot Card, 25-1 Punctilious, 33-1 Gracefully, Ithaca, Kind, Kinnaird, Much Faster, 40-1 Lucky Pipit, Ouija Board, River Belle, (Others Upon Application)

VODAFONE OAKS: 12-1 Sundrop, 16-1 Necklace, 33-1 Ithaca, Poise, 50-1 Kinnaird, (Others Upon Application)

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