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17:20 Wincanton

Soft

Dick And Sue Woodhouse Memorial Hunters’ Chase (For The Dick Woodhouse Trophy)

  • Prize money: £2053.2
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • Class 6
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 5m 36s
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Dick And Sue Woodhouse Memorial Hunters’ Chase (For The Dick Woodhouse Trophy)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 212321 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Made a successful hunter chase debut at Hereford (2m5f, good) in late January, despite appearing to have a tough task at the weights; that bare form suggests he cannot be passed over at all lightly, even though he again takes on some more highly rated rivals.

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10

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Wagner

12st 0lb

J: Mr James King

T: Max Comley

jumped right on occasions, prominent, lost position when not fluent 15th

50/1

17th

26

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Wagner

12st 0lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: Max Comley

Two hunter chase wins last year but below his best since; modest pointing form this year, including a win; no real appeal.

66/1

3rd

2

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell

Wagner

12st 8lb

J: Mr Beau Morgan

T: Matthew Hampton

Dual hunter chase winner this year (2m5f/2m4f); was fortunate on latter occasion (clear leader fell two out) and finished a long way behind Stratagem when below form at Cheltenham last month, but can have a say if back on song here; stamina for today's trip not copper-bottomed, though.

12/1

Form: 9/

Last run: 1070 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good/good to soft; well held in bumper on debut; progressive in points since and has completed a Larkhill hat-trick this year; interesting hunter chase prospect.

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4th

8

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 6

13:20 Newbury

Maitree Express

11st 12lb

J: Mr Sam Waley-Cohen

T: Robert Waley-Cohen

2nd

8

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 6

17:20 Wincanton

Maitree Express

11st 12lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Robert Waley-Cohen

Raced mainly on good/good to soft; well held in bumper on debut; progressive in points since and has completed a Larkhill hat-trick this year; interesting hunter chase prospect.

9/4

Form: 64-413 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

The best horse in this field, based on peak figures; not the force of old but easily beat sole rival in hunter chase here (3m1f, good) on penultimate start and should play a big role provided he copes with this drop back in trip.

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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: 5543-P

Last run: 305 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Losing spell since his hunter chase win at Fakenham nearly three years ago; rules form has been on the decline and his most recent effort (third in a Badbury Rings point) also fails to persuade.

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5

10th Apr 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 6

17:10 Stratford

Llancillo Lord

11st 10lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Miss Megan Jenifer Bevan

Displayed good form in hunter chases in spring 2019 but this 12yo is winless since and hasn't hit the same heights; others are preferred.

50/1

4th

7

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 6

17:20 Wincanton

Llancillo Lord

11st 12lb

J: Miss Megan Bevan

T: Miss Megan Jenifer Bevan

Losing spell since his hunter chase win at Fakenham nearly three years ago; rules form has been on the decline and his most recent effort (third in a Badbury Rings point) also fails to persuade.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8511-4 D

Last run: 278 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Has always been useful and he was 2-3 switched to hunter chases last spring, recording easy wins at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) and Kempton (2m4f, good) before failing to stay 3m3f in major race at Stratford; leading player even with an 8lb penalty.

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1

25th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 6

16:00 Newton Abbot

Adrien Du Pont

12st 8lb

J: Mr Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Beaten in a match last time at odds of 8-15 but 3m stretches him and he would surely have dotted up over 2m4f at Wincanton the run before had he not come down late on; posted a very smart RPR of 145 for his final win 13 months ago and that was over 2m4f on good ground.

8/11

2nd

1

27th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

16:30 Ascot

Adrien Du Pont

12st 6lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Paul Nicholls

Won two hunter chases last spring (2m4f/2m7f, good/good to soft) and, following some time off, he was well clear when falling two out at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) this month; good chance he'll make amends today.

4/11

1

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 6

17:20 Wincanton

Adrien Du Pont

12st 6lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Paul Nicholls

Has always been useful and he was 2-3 switched to hunter chases last spring, recording easy wins at Newbury (2m7f, good to soft) and Kempton (2m4f, good) before failing to stay 3m3f in major race at Stratford; leading player even with an 8lb penalty.

7/4

Form: 7/P6-1 D

Last run: 290 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism at Milborne St Andrew on latest start between the flags; showed just modest form to win novice handicap chase at Stratford (2m3f) on last attempt under rules; faces a stiff task on ratings.

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3

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 6

17:20 Wincanton

Dawn Sunrise

12st 2lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Miss M I Macgregor

Justified favouritism at Milborne St Andrew on latest start between the flags; showed just modest form to win novice handicap chase at Stratford (2m3f) on last attempt under rules; faces a stiff task on ratings.

33/1

Form: 342-24 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Below-par favourite at Ffos Las last month; managed to beat Sixteen Letters in a Larkhill point in December but was no match for Adrien Du Pont at Kempton last spring or Maitree Express at Larkhill in January.

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10

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Envoye Special

12st 0lb

J: Mr James King

T: Keiran Burke

Has his own ideas but beat Drop Flight well enough over this trip at Ffos Las before being put in his place by Magic Saint at Wincanton; again has the assistance of James King and could run well if taking to the test.

33/1

3rd

2

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:20 Wincanton

Envoye Special

12st 6lb

J: Mr James King

T: Keiran Burke

Won three points and a 2m Cheltenham hunter chase last season, and looked in excellent nick when gaining comfortable success on last month's stable debut at Ffos Las (2m5f, good to soft); contests a stronger race here but ought to make his presence felt.

7/2

1st

4

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 4

16:53 Ffos Las

Envoye Special

12st 2lb

J: Mr James King

T: Keiran Burke

travelled strongly, made all

2/1

Form: 32PP/3 D

Last run: 306 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won marathon event at Cocklebarrow (3m6f) on latest point-to-point start, adding to his 3m wins in that sphere; last rules success came over 3m5f; likely to find this trip much too sharp.

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4th

3

29th Apr 2022

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:25 Cheltenham

Fifty Shades

12st 4lb

J: Mr Daniel Ellis

T: N R P Williams

6

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 6

17:20 Wincanton

Fifty Shades

11st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: N R P Williams

Won marathon event at Cocklebarrow (3m6f) on latest point-to-point start, adding to his 3m wins in that sphere; last rules success came over 3m5f; likely to find this trip much too sharp.

Form: 23-P73

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Successful in two good-ground contests at Larkhill this year, taking record in points to 6-22; has something to find on rules form, including a defeat (finished third) at Leicester yesterday.

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1st

6

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

19:35 Stratford

Sixteen Letters

10st 11lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: J Newman

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 3rd

10/1

23

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Sixteen Letters

12st 0lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: J Newman

Reliable pointer but has twice had a distant view of Famous Clermont in the last year; hard to see him proving good enough.

50/1

1st

4

10th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 6

15:50 Wincanton

Sixteen Letters

11st 12lb

J: Mr Joshua Newman

T: N McLean

Placed in maiden hurdle here (2m4f, good to soft) last March and a three-time point winner on good ground this year, most recently in ladies' open at Cotley a fortnight ago; respectable third on slower-than-ideal ground in Leicester hunter chase two starts ago; likely contender here.

15/8

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Payout
Exacta £125.00
Straight Forecast £139.20
Trifecta £461.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Adrien Du Pont

Daily Mail:

Maitree Express

RP Ratings:

West Approach

Daily Express:

Wagner

Daily Mirror:

Maitree Express

Daily Record:

Maitree Express

TOPSPEED:

Adrien Du Pont

WEST COUNTRY:

Adrien Du Pont

The Times:

Adrien Du Pont

Telegraph:

Adrien Du Pont

The Guardian:

Adrien Du Pont

The Sun:

Adrien Du Pont

The Star:

Adrien Du Pont

POSTDATA:

West Approach