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16:05 Cheltenham

Faucets For Mira Showers Silver Trophy Handicap Chase (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 9.40s
  • Off Time: 16:06:13
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap
  • Form 115317
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 151

chased leaders, driven along 12th, lost place 4 out, rallied under strong pressure approaching last, went 3rd early run-in

2
Silk - Maroon, White sash, White cap, Maroon diamond
11/2
  • Form U2-1918
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 151

chased winner to 3rd until after 3 out, rallied to regain 2nd last, stayed on as winner idled run in but always held

4
Silk - Brown, Red stars, Brown sleeves, Red cap, Brown star

Tysou (FR)

33 C
7/2
  • Form P-36P48
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 140

not always fluent, held up in touch, hit 5th, tracked leaders 13th, went 2nd after 3 out until last, weakened run-in

6
Silk - Orange, large Light Green spots, Light Green sleeves, Orange spots

Almaydan

60 b
4/1
  • Form U-03426
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 131

held up in rear, hit 8th, blundered 10th and next, mistake and stayed on from 2 out, stayed on run-in

7
Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap
10/3
  • Form 211F-60
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 130

made all, looked well in command between last 2, idled under pressure run-in, held on well

8
Silk - Pink and Purple diamonds, halved sleeves
14/1
  • Form 0P2P-96
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 129

chased winner to 3rd, stayed handy until weakened 12th

3
NR
8/1
  • Form 128206
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 142

Withdrawn

5
NR
  • Form 1-81401
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 133

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Too Forward gets the confident vote here with Misty Dancer and Madison Du Berlais rating the main dangers. The selection was a a fair eighth behind Taranis in a better race than this last time out, this looks easier and off what remains a fair mark under conditions that suit he looks the one to be on. Misty Dancer rates the main danger as he won well last time out when beating Bishop's Bridge but he has yet to prove he stays this far and is taken on with this in mind. Madison Du Berlais is game and consistent and is sure to run his race but he now appears to be in the handicappers grip. Of the remainder Tysou has disappointed of late while Kalca Mome is better with more cut in the ground and with this in mind for the winner we return to Too Forward who will be hard to beat.

Formwatch

Madison Du Berlais (FR) 14-1 (11-9) In touch, ridden after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, 7th of 23, 9l behind Idole First (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Mar.

Too Forward (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) In touch, driven along after 9th, weakened 4 out, 8th of 9, 40l behind Taranis (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f chs Grd 2 (1) gs in Mar.

Tysou (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Towards rear, never a danger, 8th of 23, 19l behind Andreas (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Mar.

Almaydan 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, mistake 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Nozic (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.

Nycteos (FR) 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, hit 5th and 8th, weakened after 4 out, 20th of 23, 49l behind Idole First (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) gs in Mar.

Noisetine (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Prominent, weakened 5 out, 6th of 8, well behind Too Forward (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f lst hcp chs (1) sft in Oct.

Kalca Mome (FR) 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced 11th, stayed on from 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 16l behind Misty Dancer (9-13) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.

Misty Dancer 10-1 (9-13) Mid-division, hit 8th, smooth headway from 12th, led 2 out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Ascot 2m 3f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar beating Bishop's Bridge (10-1) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.