The Jockey Jonathan Burke has 4 rides Saturday 29th January 2022

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Race 1 Cheltenham 12:-15 Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 17f

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3653655011 Lively Citizen
Consistent, prominent racer who showed greater resolution than the runner-up when doubling hurdles tally over C&D in December. No reason why he won't give another good account of himself.
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10-7Archie BellamyD J Jeffreyslocked3.5/14.5/129
365365764 Cormier
Dual winner on Flat last term who ran well to finish fourth in Welsh Champion Hurdle in October. Significant error caught him out in the Greatwood Hurdle next time and he's worth a look here.
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11-6 Jonathan BurkeBrian Ellisonlocked5/14.5/110
3653655010 Byzantine Empire
Made an excellent start over hurdles for present yard, gaining third success from last 4 starts at Doncaster (16.5f) latest, coming clear with runner-up. Feasible to think that won't prove his limit.
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10-12Paddy BrennanFergal O'Brienlocked6/16/10
365365117 Kihavah
Progressive over hurdles this winter, taking a marked step forward in form terms when landing a novices' handicap at Newcastle (16.2f) 11 days ago, easily. Assessor has reacted, though.
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11-0Conor O'FarrellAdrian Paul locked9/118/1100
365365349 Severance
Useful on Flat and made an impressive winning debut over hurdles in 17f Carlisle maiden 14 months ago. 2m5f probably not his bag so far this term and mark has eased if bouncing back returned to 2m.
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10-12Kielan WoodsBen Paulinglocked9/15/144
365365218 Hydroplane
Progressive last term, notching up 4 victories and quickly back from a blip when regaining winning ways at Sandown (2m) 3 weeks ago, well-served by prominent tactics on the day. 3 lb higher now.
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11-0Tom ScudamoreIan Williamslocked10/116/160
365365345 Hystery Bere
Fairly useful hurdler in France who confirmed his opening mark lenient when successful on return at Fontwell (17.7f) last month. This understandably deeper but that may not prove his limit.
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11-4Aidan ColemanTom Symondslocked12/110/117
365365191 Masters Legacy
Scored on return at Chepstow (2m) in October and filled runners-up spot on 2 of his 3 starts since, albeit no match for an easy winner latest. Mark may be about right but he should go well again.
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11-12Micheal NolanPhilip Hobbslocked12/19/125
365365736 Glory And Honour
Good second in 2m Taunton handicap hurdle last month but came down heavily at the ninth on debut over fences at Ffos Las next time and he's back up class returned to timber now.
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11-2Stan SheppardTom Laceylocked16/112/125
365365283 Geromino
Rattled off a novice/handicap hurdle hat-trick late prior to going down fighting behind Tommy's Oscar at Doncaster (16.5f) in December. Raced freely at Musselburgh since and had wind op since.
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11-9Brian HughesDonald McCainlocked18/120/111
365365332 The Widdow Maker
Looked better than ever on back of a wind op when successful on return at Wincanton (15.2f) in December. Possibly did a bit much in front at Kempton since and this mark unlikely to prove beyond him.
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11-10Brendan PowellColin Tizzardlocked20/118/110
3653651512 Ashutor
Justified cramped odds in a couple of small-field handicap chases in summer 2020 for Paul Nicholls. However, hasn't been enough in 3 starts for present stable to make him of interest back over hurdles
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10-2Sean HoulihanSophie Leechlocked66/180/121
There are 12 runners in this race.

Race 2 Cheltenham 12:-45 Conditions Hurdle (Class 1) 17f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
365365297 Pied Piper
Useful on Flat for John & Thady Gosden. Sold for 225,000 gns and looked an exciting recruit to hurdling when scoring on debut at Punchestown last month, jumping fluently in main. Sure to progress.
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11-0Davy RussellGordon Elliottlocked1.1/11.38/125
365365331 Iceo
Won well at Dieppe on hurdling debut in the summer and looked potentially smart when following up for this yard at Kempton last month, drawing well clear straight. Sure to go on to better things.
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11-3Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked2/11.88/16
365365492 Interne De Sivola
Related to plenty of winners and built on an encouraging start in this sphere when running out a convincing winner over C&D in December. Likely to progress further.
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11-3Chester WilliamsNick Williamslocked6/15/117
365365334 Forever William
Fairly useful maiden on Flat who struck at first time of asking over hurdles at Newbury in December. Bettered that form when third to Porticello in Chepstow Grade 1 and should run well again.
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11-0Tom CannonAlan Kinglocked20/112/140
365365216 Moulins Clermont
Made the most of a good opportunity on second start for this yard in 4-runner affair at Sandown (16f, heavy) 3 weeks ago, pushed out. Open to further improvement.
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11-0Jamie MooreGary Moorelocked22/114/136
365365148 Silver Shade
Fairly useful on Flat (stays 1¾m). Bought for 18,000 gns and made a winning start over hurdles in 5-runner event at Kempton (2m, heavy) 2 weeks ago. This asks for plenty more, but he'll improve.
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11-0Kevin JonesMilton Harrislocked25/125/10
365365455 Moka De Vassy
Half-brother to 5 winners, including useful chaser Saint de Vassy. Much improved from debut when 6 lengths third of 9 to Forever William at Newbury (16.3f), though still has something to learn.
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11-0 Jonathan BurkeMrs Jane Williamslocked80/150/138
365365313 Boulette
Fair maiden on Flat who opened his hurdle account at Fontwell in November. Solid efforts both starts since, including on handicap debut at Doncaster last time, but has plenty to find at this level.
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11-0David NoonanNigel Hawkelocked100/1125/125
There are 8 runners in this race.

Race 3 Cheltenham 13:20 Handicap Chase (Class 2) 21f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
365365283 Oscar Elite
Useful hurdler who was in the mix when coming to grief 3 out on return/chase debut here in November. Not gone on from that since but on a potentially lenient mark with yard back amongst the winners.
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11-5Brendan PowellColin Tizzardlocked4/14/10
365365185 Beakstown
Back to form after a disappointing effort over C&D last month when runner-up at Doncaster 18 days ago, though typically letting himself down off the bridle (carried head awkwardly). Others preferred.
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10-12Jack AndrewsDan Skeltonlocked4.5/16/133
365365334 When You're Ready
Generally progressive over hurdles last season and all the better for chase debut when scoring at Chepstow last month. Similar form albeit not with the same fluency when runner-up since so respected.
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10-12Jonjo O'Neill JrJonjo O'Neilllocked5/15.5/110
365365347 Your Darling
Bumper winner who tasted success over hurdles in May and surpassed that with chase debut win at Huntingdon in October. Previous weak finishing tendencies displayed last time so tough to support.
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10-8Kielan WoodsBen Paulinglocked7/14/143
365365331 Imperial Alcazar
Useful hurdler who has made a satisfactory start over fences, runner-up on both occasions (switched to a handicap at Chepstow last time). Jumping requires some refining but he's one for the shortlist.
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11-12Paddy BrennanFergal O'Brienlocked7/19/129
365365332 Solo
One-time exciting hurdler who got back on track switched to fences after a wind op when runner-up on first 2 starts this term. Not disgraced upped in grade since so could feature back in a handicap.
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11-7Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked7/18/114
365365196 Java Point
Fairly useful winning hurdler for Kim Bailey who justified support to get score at the third attempt over fences at Ludlow earlier this month. Upped in grade and a career best required to feature.
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10-9 Jonathan BurkeTom Georgelocked7.5/17/17
365365108 Goa Lil
Been in good form in handicaps, both in this sphere and over hurdles. Somewhat fortuitous to gain a third win of busy campaign at Newbury 10 days ago but warrants respect nonetheless up just 2 lb.
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10-6Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked10/112/120
There are 8 runners in this race.

Race 4 Cheltenham 16:15 NH Flat Race (Class 1) 17f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
125 Mistral Nell
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11-2NON-RUNNERLucy Wadhamlocked0
365365734 Hidden Beauty
Kapgarde filly who looked a good prospect when breezing through to make a winning start at Ffos Las in November. That form might not be all that strong, but she has potential.
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11-2Paddy BrennanFergal O'Brienlocked2/13.5/175
365365698 Nos Na Gaoithe
Won 9-runner bumper at Sligo on debut in August. Better form when 5 lengths fifth of 12 in Navan listed just over 3 months later. Potential for better again for top yard which won this in 2020.
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11-2Mr P W MullinsW P Mullinslocked3.33/12.25/132
3653653221 Flirtatious Girl
From a successful NH family and started well in this sphere last season, making it 2 wins from 3 starts when seeing off 15 rivals in Sandown listed in March. 4 lb penalty but still much respected.
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11-6David BassKim Baileylocked5.5/14.5/118
365365487 Nell's Bells
Confirmed debut promise in no uncertain terms when powering away to land a Carlisle event by a wide margin 7 weeks ago. More than capable of making mark at higher level on that evidence.
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11-2Brian HughesDonald McCainlocked5.5/15/19
365365196 Mullenbeg
Placed both starts in points, then cruised through to land a Ludlow bumper in ready fashion earlier this month. Looks a useful prospect for yard enjoying a tremendous season.
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11-2Mitchell BastyanMilton Harrislocked8.5/18/16
3653653810 Tintern Abbey
Promising third at Punchestown last spring prior to making a winning start for Alastair Ralph in Ludlow bumper just before Christmas. Yet another in this field with the potential for better.
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11-2Nick ScholfieldAlastair Ralphlocked18/118/10
365365473 Fairy Gem
Related to the smart chaser Angels Breath and made the ideal start when narrowly scoring from a poor tactical position at Plumpton last month. Open to improvement with a tongue strap applied.
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11-2 Jonathan BurkeHarry Frylocked20/120/10
365365849 Notnowlinda
Bought for £85,000 after winning her sole Irish point in November. Pitched in at the deep end on Rules debut but worth keeping an eye on in the betting all the same.
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11-2Jack AndrewsDan Skeltonlocked20/128/140
3653652111 Walk In The Storm
Walk In The Park filly who confirmed her debut promise at the second attempt when landing a Newcastle bumper 3 weeks ago. This step up in grade demands a step forward, though.
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11-2Tom ScudamoreIan Williamslocked25/150/1100
3653652812 Chic Avenue
Showed promise amidst greenness when third on Wetherby debut but found a course listed too hot on New Year's Day. Yard won this last year but it's unlikely this one will stage a repeat.
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10-3Paul O'BrienPam Slylocked50/140/120
365365772 Betty's Belle
Schiaparelli filly who made a successful start at Warwick but seemed to find this grade beyond her when only tenth to Bonttay here a couple of months ago. Others preferred.
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11-2Kielan WoodsBen Paulinglocked66/166/10
There are 12 runners in this race.
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