16:50 Cheltenham Wed 13 March 2019

  • Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Registered As The Fred Winter) (Grade 3) (Class 1)
  • 2m 87y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • 21 Runners
  • Winner£45,016.002nd£16,960.003rd£8,488.004th£4,240.005th£2,128.006th£1,064.007th£528.008th£272.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:3m 57.26sOff time:16:51:10
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
411-10OR: 141D
14/1

French recruit for this yard who made an impressive start to his career in the UK with two wins at Sandown either side of new year. Better than what he showed last time when keen (also made jumping errors) and not one to put a line through.

Last RunWatch last race
2
411-8OR: 139
14/1

Ran well behind stablemate here in the Triumph trial, staying on well from a long way back. Tough to gauge whether he's well-handicapped from this mark but the nature of this race should suit his running style and one to note in the market.

Last RunWatch last race
3
411-8OR: 139D
7/2

Useful on the Flat and has looked progressive over hurdles to date, winning with plenty in hand at Naas last time. The form from that six-runner affair unlikely to be the strongest around but clearly going the right way.

Last RunWatch last race
4
411-8OR: 139D
50/1

Made it four wins from five starts over hurdles at Wetherby (Listed) and not disgraced here in his follow up bid but his two subsequent runs have to be a concern, last at Doncaster before finishing a well beaten favourite at Lingfield on the Flat.

Last RunWatch last race
5
411-8OR: 139DWS
25/1

Made a hugely promising start for this yard wining three of his first four before finding only one too good in a Leopardstown Grade 2. Seemingly put in his place in a stronger race last time and has work to do from this mark. Wind op since last run.

Last RunWatch last race
6
411-7OR: 138
20/1

French raider who has won two of her last three starts, most notably a Listed race at Pau last time. Hard to imagine she's well handicapped from this handicap mark but any rain would enhance her chance.

Last RunWatch last race
7
411-7OR: 138
20/1

Kept on gamely when winning a 20 runner Punchestown 3yo hurdle in November but the runner-up reversed the form next time out and she's struggled upped in class since. Has plenty to prove.

Last RunWatch last race
8
411-5OR: 136
12/1

Seemed unlucky to fall at Chepstow on yard debut and gained compensation at Exeter next time. Ran well here when second last time out in a Triumph trial but the form has been let down since.

Last RunWatch last race
10
411-4OR: 135D
25/1

Useful on the Flat and looked good when winning for the second time over hurdles at Newbury. Ran okay here on trials day but Fine Brunello finished a fair way in front of him and he's only 4lb better off at the weights here; others preferred.

Last RunWatch last race
11
411-3OR: 134
50/1

Has been campaigned in France to date, perhaps a suggestion he wants testing conditions but couldn't back up a handicap win at Compiegne when tailed off at Auteuil subsequently. Any market support is worth noting.

Last RunWatch last race
12
411-3OR: 134
14/1

Won well on his sole start in France and improved from yard debut when third behind Band Of Outlaws at Naas. Needs plenty more to reverse that form alone.

Last RunWatch last race
13
411-3OR: 134D
40/1

Produced an eye-catching third on debut for this yard and has made no mistake in two subsequent runs with the front two pulling a long way clear at Doncaster last time. Unproved on this ground but his game attitude will hold him in good stead.

Last RunWatch last race
14
411-2OR: 133
50/1

A winner in France and has run well in both starts for this yard, though no match for the winner at Newbury last time. A big field may help him settle better though and rates as the type to improve.

Last RunWatch last race
15
Dogont125
411-2OR: 133
14/1

A winner in France and while he was pulled up here on trials day/yard debut, he produced a much better run when third at Wincanton last time. Form of that has been let down since but yard are flying and may improve. Wears first-time tongue-tie.

Last RunWatch last race
16
411-1OR: 132
17/2

Ran only okay in three starts in France but he's an interesting recruit for this yard. Handicapper wouldn't appear to have taken any chances with his opening handicap mark.

Last RunWatch last race
17
411-0OR: 131
9/1

Won his first two runs for Ger Lyons and achieved a decent level of form on the Flat. His placed efforts in maiden hurdles need improving on but his racecourse experience is a bonus in a race such as this and could go well in first-time cheekpieces.

Last RunWatch last race
18
411-0OR: 131D
8/1

Achieved a fair level of form on the Flat in Germany and he's improved with each start over hurdles, winning well at Gowran last time out (well on top at the finish). Handicapper has given him a stiff test here though.

Last RunWatch last race
19
410-13OR: 130
33/1

Has run with credit on each of his three starts over hurdles including when a close third in Grade 2 class last time out. 4lb rise fair but unlikely to want any more rain given his sire.

Last RunWatch last race
20
410-13OR: 130
16/1

A winner in France and put up a fair effort in defeat on yard debut in Grade 2 class at Leopardstown on yard debut. Hasn't built on that since though and Walsh prefers Ciel De Neige. Wears first-time tongue-tie.

Last RunWatch last race
21
410-12OR: 129D
16/1

Won his latest Flat start when officially rated 75 and has made an encouraging start for this yard, though found out to some extent when upped in class last time. May struggle on that evidence from this mark.

Last RunWatch last race
22
410-12OR: 129DWS
25/1

Looked limited on the Flat but won on debut for this yard at Wetherby. Hasn't really built on that subsequently though and needs wind operation to bring about mark marked improvement.

Last RunWatch last race

Non-Runners

9
Beat The Judge18
411-4OR: 135
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Veneer Of Charm411-033/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy

Betting

Forecast

Band of Outlaws (7/2), Star Max (8/1), Ciel De Neige (17/2), Lethal Steps (9/1), Fanfan Du Seuil (12/1), Coko Beach (14/1), Torpillo (14/1), Fine Brunello (14/1), Dogon (14/1), Praeceps (16/1), La Sorelita (16/1), Beat The Judge (16/1), Naturelle (20/1), Got Trumped (20/1), King D'Argent (25/1), Our Power (25/1), Chief Justice (25/1), Oi The Clubb Oi's (33/1), Prabeni (40/1), Cracker Factory (50/1), Zizaneur (50/1), Fox Pro (50/1)

Verdict

Not an easy race to find the winner of with six of the last seven renewals won by 25/1 shots or bigger. However, LETHAL STEPS looks to have a solid chance and if first-time headgear ekes out improvement; he ought to run well for a yard that have won two recent renewals of this race. Belargus could be an each-way contender at likely bigger odds if he gets into the race (second reserve) while Fine Brunello ran on well enough on trials day to suggest he could be suited by the nature of this race.
  1. Lethal Steps
  2. Belargus
  3. Fine Brunello

Video Replay

Most Followed

Pentland Hills

F: 1

T: N J Henderson

Annie Mc

F: 232415

T: Jonjo O'Neill

Espoir D'Allen

F: 114-111

T: G P Cromwell

Beware The Bear

F: P4P-411

T: N J Henderson

Red Epaulette

F: -

T: M O'Callaghan

Most Followed

Pentland Hills

F: 1

T: N J Henderson

Annie Mc

F: 232415

T: Jonjo O'Neill

Espoir D'Allen

F: 114-111

T: G P Cromwell

Beware The Bear

F: P4P-411

T: N J Henderson

Red Epaulette

F: -

T: M O'Callaghan

Next Race Off

14:12 Vire
9
(0)
Egal Moi
J: D Heon
18
(0)
Exauce Nous
J: J Compas
16
(0)
Elegant Hope
J: F Lecanu
15
(0)
Effet
J: C Raimbaud
14
(0)
Exil D'Erable
J: Cl Thomain
13
(0)
Eole D'Orval
J: B Lerebourg
12
(0)
Esprit Mystic
J: Arnaud Desmottes
11
(0)
Eldo Des Landiers
J: D Cheradame
10
(0)
Edito Seven
J: N Raimbeaux
17
(0)
Emilio Bello
J: A Wiels
8
(0)
Esprits Criminels
J: S Hardy
7
(0)
Echo D'Uka
J: A Abrivard
6
(0)
Eole Du Prieure
J: Y Lebourgeois
5
(0)
Enarque Planchette
J: Ch Boisnard
4
(0)
Eveil
J: W Michel
3
(0)
Envol Montaval
J: M Coignard
2
(0)
Eden De L'Iton
J: St Meunier
1
(0)
Elvis Du Rib
J: Mme C Hallais-Dersoir

Racing Tips

Daily Nap: Friendly word

Matt Brocklebank is back in the Nap hot-seat following a winner on Saturday night and he's keen on chancing one after a layoff at Wolverhampton.

Check out our latest daily racing preview

Monday's racing preview

Call Me Grumpy can lift the Monday blues in the sunracing.co.uk Handicap at Lingfield, according to David Clough - he has a tip for every race.

A view of Uttoxeter racecourse

Our best bets

Check out Sporting Life's best bets across racing, football and more.