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16:00 Warwick

Good To Soft

Willoughby De Broke Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2053.2
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 6m 29s
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Willoughby De Broke Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6/P5-1

Last run: 235 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Absent since his comfortable success in hunter chase at Cartmel (3m1f, good) last June; faces a tougher task under 4lb penalty in this better race of its type but some of his rivals need to bounce back, so there is reason to be hopeful.

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16

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Reikers Island

12st 0lb

J: Mr Daniel Cherriman

T: Alan Hill

Has completed in his own time in the last two runnings of this race when 33-1 and 150-1; there's no reason to expect anything better from him this afternoon.

100/1

15th

20

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Reikers Island

12st 0lb

J: Mr Daniel Cherriman

T: Alan Hill

Beaten nearly 40l when seventh in this last year and recent heavy point defeat doesn't suggest he'll do any better this time.

50/1

2nd

1

1st Jun 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

16:50 Cartmel

Reikers Island

12st 8lb

J: Mr Daniel Cherriman

T: Alan Hill

prominent, mistake 2nd, led before 7th, ridden just after last, soon headed and weakened, finished 3rd, placed 2nd

13/8

10/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 84PP-8

Last run: 191 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 9yo who is 3-3 in points for new stable, driven out to win at Larkhill (3m, good to soft) most recently; promising sort for hunter chases but appears to have a difficult assignment in this field; inferior to these rivals based solely on rules form.

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3rd

4

10th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

15:03 Fontwell

Moratorium

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Gary Brown

5-8 in points; 0-13 over regulation fences but gave pretty good account when second in Newton Abbot hunter chase (3m2f, good) in May and probably won't be far away if in similar form in this handicap; now in the care of Gary Brown (same owner).

4/1

2nd

6

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Moratorium

12st 0lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader from 4th

6/1

3rd

7

5th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

18:00 Cheltenham

Moratorium

12st 0lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

in touch with leaders, pushed along from 6th, ridden after 15th, went fourth after 4 out, hit 3 out, went third run-in, no match for first two

7/1

Form: 7/2PP- D

Last run: 288 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict

Good handicap chaser for Paul Nicholls; won the Badger Beers at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in 2019; close second at Doncaster on reappearance last term then was pulled up in two major handicaps, latest the Grand National; peak form gives him a respectable chance on these terms.

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2nd

2

18th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 5

14:20 Warwick

Give Me A Copper

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: C R Barber

Thorough stayer; pick of four hunter chase efforts this year when second at Newbury two starts ago; heavy fall at Cheltenham 19 days ago (in cheekpieces, retained); every chance if none the worse for that.

5/4

7

29th Apr 2022

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:35 Cheltenham

Give Me A Copper

11st 10lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: C R Barber

2nd

7

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 6

13:20 Newbury

Give Me A Copper

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: C R Barber

Form: 4P464-

Last run: 301 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Plenty of useful form over hurdles and fences, most recently second to Frodon in Cheltenham handicap chase (3m1f, good) in October 2020; the rest of last season was modest by comparison and he's hard to win with (just one success since 2017); however, big player if he revives.

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4

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

West Approach

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Nothing like the force of old and his only win in the last three seasons came in a two-runner hunter chase in February 2022; runner-up in a small-field handicap in December but that's probably not good enough form and he was soundly beaten 12 days ago.

12/1

8th

1

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

West Approach

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Very smart chaser three seasons ago but only win since then came in a two-runner hunter chase over C&D last February; wouldn't be the obvious answer under top weight.

10/1

1

9th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

11:55 Doncaster

West Approach

12st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Smart in his prime but his only win from eight hunter chases this year (under Freddie Gingell) was in a match; however, he is well treated on his best 2022 form and was a respectable second back in a handicap at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) on his recent return after 192 days off; looks interesting if he can build on that and this step back up in trip is a positive.

13/2

Form: /2P-7P C

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Useful handicap chaser on his day; won the Classic Chase here (3m5f, soft) two years ago and finished second in the Becher Chase in 2019 and 2020; has failed to fire in two starts this term, pulled up in Welsh National latest; best form gives him strong claims on hunter chase debut.

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1

15th Feb 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 6

16:30 Lingfield

Kimberlite Candy

12st 6lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: Tom Lacey

Very useful staying handicapper in his prime, with most notable success gained in 2020 Classic Chase at Warwick (3m5f, soft); jumped poorly and made lacklustre hunter chase debut when back at Warwick last month, though, and needs to prove he still has fire in his belly.

7/2

1

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Warwick

Kimberlite Candy

12st 6lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Tom Lacey

Useful handicap chaser on his day; won the Classic Chase here (3m5f, soft) two years ago and finished second in the Becher Chase in 2019 and 2020; has failed to fire in two starts this term, pulled up in Welsh National latest; best form gives him strong claims on hunter chase debut.

7/4

3

27th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

Kimberlite Candy

10st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Tom Lacey

Big career best for 10l win in the 3m5f Classic at Warwick (soft; 10lb higher today) in January 2020; disappointing in the Grand National at Aintree this April and same again in the Becher there early this month, more worryingly in the latter as he had the testing ground which suits and had been runner-up in that race in the previous two seasons; something to prove and the cheekpieces (last five starts) are replaced by blinkers.

28/1

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Payout
Exacta £193.00
Straight Forecast £196.60
Trifecta £770.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

West Approach

SPOTLIGHT:

Kimberlite Candy

The Star:

Moratorium

RP Ratings:

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Daily Mail:

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POSTDATA:

West Approach

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