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

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.
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.
11-6Jonathan BurkeBrian Ellisonlocked5/15/10
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.
10-12Paddy BrennanFergal O'Brienlocked6/18/133
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.
11-0Conor O'FarrellAdrian Paul locked9/114/156
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.
10-12Kielan WoodsBen Paulinglocked9/19/10
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.
11-0Tom ScudamoreIan Williamslocked10/114/140
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.
11-4Aidan ColemanTom Symondslocked12/18/133
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.
11-12Micheal NolanPhilip Hobbslocked12/18/133
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.
11-2Stan SheppardTom Laceylocked16/110/138
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.
11-9 Brian 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.
11-10Brendan PowellColin Tizzardlocked20/120/10
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
10-2Sean HoulihanSophie Leechlocked66/180/121
There are 12 runners in this race.

Race 2 Cheltenham 13:55 Handicap Chase (Class 1) 21f

3653653010 Torn And Frayed
Dual hurdles winner last term who has made a promising start over fences, beaten only by My Drogo in C&D novice in November. Seemed unsuited by heavy ground at Haydock since.
10-10Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked5/15/10
365365216 Farinet
Ex-French chaser who lost a shoe when pulled up in similar event here on return. Resumed progress when ready winner at Sandown 3 weeks ago and likely to progress again. Big shout.
11-2Miss Lucy TurnerVenetia Williamslocked6/16.5/18
365365289 Galahad Quest
Opened his account over fences at Haydock (20f) on final start last season and has returned in good nick, finishing fifth and sixth in similar events. No forlorn hope.
10-11David NoonanNick Williamslocked6/16/10
365365282 Coole Cody
Tough front runner who has bagged a couple of similar events around here, including Racing Post Gold Cup last month. Not in same form here on New Year's Day but type to bounce back.
11-12Adam WedgeEvan Williamslocked7/15.5/121
365365281 Magic Saint
Course winner who took a step back in right direction fitted in headgear when fourth in similar event here on New Year's Day, though again shaping as if this trip stretches him. Becoming well treated.
11-12Tom BuckleyPaul Nichollslocked7.5/16.5/113
365365348 Jacamar
Useful hurdler and even better form over fences, going down only narrowly at Wincanton before going one better fitted with this headgear at Kempton, overcoming a mixed round of jumping. This tougher.
10-12Paddy BrennanMilton Harrislocked8/16.5/119
3653654273 Whatmore
Proved a useful and consistent novice chaser last season and took his form to a new level when runner-up in 2 good quality handicaps at Ascot and Newcastle this term. Another bold showing expected.
11-5Richard PatrickHenry Dalylocked9/17.5/117
365365285 Spiritofthegames
Regular in competitive handicaps and finished with running left when mid-field in the Paddy Power here. Easy enough to excuse next 2 starts and went close in this 2 years ago off 149. No easy ride.
11-2Jack AndrewsDan Skeltonlocked12/18.5/129
3653651211 Eden Du Houx
Useful hurdler who opened his account over fences on the back of a wind op in 2m Ffos Las handicap in November. Good second of 4 at Chepstow 10 weeks later and not taken lightly.
10-9Tom ScudamoreDavid Pipelocked14/111/121
365365277 She'sasupermack
Useful chaser who showed no ill effect from her fall when resuming winning ways in 5-runner handicap at Ayr (3m). Shorter trip no issue but career-high mark may well be.
10-13Conor O'FarrellIain Jardinelocked25/125/10
365365284 Gaelik Coast
Good record at Musselburgh but has struggled when tackling more competitive handicaps. Others preferred.
11-3 Brian HughesDonald McCainlocked33/125/124
There are 11 runners in this race.

Race 3 Cheltenham 14:30 Conditions Chase (Class 1) 25f

365365342 Chantry House
Ended excellent novice chase campaign with Grade 1 successes at Cheltenham/Aintree Festivals. Easy win in a match at Sandown on return but disappointed in King George at Kempton. Headgear applied.
11-6Nico de BoinvilleNicky Hendersonlocked0.91/10.91/10
365365285 Simply The Betts
Major improver over fences during 2019/20 season. Shaped well on return for new yard and looked better than ever when runner-up off 153 in Grade 3 handicap here on New Year's Day. Should stay.
11-2Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked3/13.33/111
365365631 Aye Right
Has developed into a very smart chaser and finally put an end to his status as one of the highest-achieving bridesmaids of recent times when narrow winner of Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle. Respected.
11-6Callum BewleyHarriet Grahamlocked5.5/15/19
365365504 Santini
Won this 2 years ago before just denied in Gold Cup in his peak years for Nicky Henderson but not the same force last season and made a low-key start for this yard in Grade 3 handicap here on return.
11-2Nick ScholfieldPolly Gundrylocked14/114/10
365365283 Kauto Riko
Winless since 2018 and went backwards from his reappearance when pulled up in Grade 3 handicap here on New Year's Day. Tough ask.
11-2 Brian HughesTom Grettonlocked66/166/10
There are 5 runners in this race.

Race 4 Cheltenham 15:40 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 1) 20f

365365281 Hillcrest
Big chasing type who completed a hat-trick over hurdles in 7-runner listed novice over C&D (soft) 4 weeks ago, asserting near finish after finding extra. Concedes weight all round but more to come.
11-10Richard PatrickHenry Dalylocked1.38/11.25/19
365365383 Balco Coastal
Useful bumper winner who looks another potentially smart novice for his yard, showing a willing attitude to make it 2-2 over hurdles at Ludlow (15.8f) last month. Can progress again up in trip.
11-5Nico de BoinvilleNicky Hendersonlocked2.5/12.75/110
365365565 North Lodge
Well related son of Presenting who produced a professional display to see off a pair of previous winners in a close finish at Aintree (17f) in December. Will stay 2½m and open to further progress.
11-5A P HeskinAlan Kinglocked5/15/10
365365162 A Different Kind
Promising novice who landed both starts in bumpers and maintained his 100% record over hurdles when landing 4-runner event at Catterick (19.3f) 16 days ago. Remains open to further improvement.
11-8 Brian HughesDonald McCainlocked10/19/110
365365516 Picanha
Point/bumper winner who confirmed the promise of his hurdling debut when landing a 21f maiden at Warwick in early December. More needed upped in grade here, but open to further improvement.
11-5Daniel HiskettRichard Phillipslocked20/120/10
365365574 Harper's Brook
£70,000 point winner. Third in a bumper and created a good impression when winning on his 2½m Carlisle hurdle debut in October, but failed to progress up in grade at Sandown last time.
11-5Kielan WoodsBen Paulinglocked28/133/118
There are 6 runners in this race.

Race 5 Cheltenham 16:15 NH Flat Race (Class 1) 17f

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There are 6 runners in this race.

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