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14:10 Southwell

Good To Soft

Star Sports Bet Owners Club Guarantee Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2731.85
  • 3m 0f 60y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 6m 46s
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Star Sports Bet Owners Club Guarantee Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 54-833 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Outran his 40-1 odds at Bangor (back from a break) last month, finishing 4l third to Salvatore; now gets a 4lb pull with the winner; possibilities if backing up that effort.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Dieu Vivant

12st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Posted career-best performance when winning easily by 13l over C&D (good) in September, his fifth chase success, but well beaten twice since (albeit faced tough task in cross-country chase last time); seems versatile regarding ground but Toby Wynne evidently prefers his stablemate Good Work today.

16/1

0

9

17th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 5f 56y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Dieu Vivant

10st 2lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Bordering on career-best form when running away with a Bangor handicap on reappearance (3m, good) but blew out at Uttoxeter when soft ground wasn't an obvious excuse; opposable on balance of form and remains to be seen what he'll make of this new challenge; 4lb out of the weights.

25/1

6th

1

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Uttoxeter

Dieu Vivant

12st 0lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Runner-up in two hunter chases towards end of last season and posted career-best performance when back in a handicap a fortnight ago, coming from behind to win easily by 14l at Bangor (3m, good); won't mind if the ground deteriorates; respected.

7/2

3/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 332-02

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Beaten in three points for new yard and hasn't won a race of any type since 2018; however, he's the best horse in this field judged on peak form and deserves respect on hunter chase debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

1

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Activial

12st 0lb

J: Mrs Amy Cox

T: Francesca Poste

Twice placed in hunter chases last month but likely to find himself up against it in this company; tailed off in the 2019 Topham over C&D.

50/1

3rd

3

18th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 6

17:00 Fakenham

Activial

11st 12lb

J: Mrs Amy Cox

T: Francesca Poste

No win since November 2018 (plenty of placed efforts) but that did come in a Class 2 Graduation Chase at Haydock; is threatening to break through in this sphere under the wing of Francesca Poste, and he's likely to be tough to beat off the back of a solid display (second) at Southwell.

4/5

2nd

5

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:10 Southwell

Activial

11st 12lb

J: Mrs Amy Cox

T: Francesca Poste

Beaten in three points for new yard and hasn't won a race of any type since 2018; however, he's the best horse in this field judged on peak form and deserves respect on hunter chase debut.

3/1

Form: /1P4-1 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Beat a highly notable rival in similar event at Bangor (3m, soft) last month, taking record in hunter chases to 2-5 (he's 10-18 in points); major player even with an 8lb penalty.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Kempton

Salvatore

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

midfield, headway 3 out, led 2 out, pushed along approaching last, switched left clear final 110yds, readily

7/2

1

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Salvatore

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Dual 1m4f winner on the continent; has yet to transfer that ability to hurdles but shaped with some promise last time at Newbury (heavy) and has to be of interest in a handicap of this nature; ran okay when once tried in cheekpieces on the Flat and tongue-tie also added here.

15/8

Form: 3-2U85

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Modest effort at Ludlow (back from layoff) last month when making hunter chase debut; however, should be capable of better considering he was a useful sort for Dan Skelton; shortlisted.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Solomon Grey

11st 12lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Posted some good efforts in defeat last year, most notably when creditable third of 12 in this race (good ground), and returned to racing under rules with very respectable third at Stratford (2m6f, good to soft) 12 days ago; not getting any younger but has each-way claims at least.

6/1

3rd

5

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Solomon Grey

11st 10lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Dual hunter chase winner in 2022; drew a blank last year but posted some good efforts in defeat, most notably when third at Cheltenham (2m4f, good); beaten odds-on favourite when reappearing in a point in February but has a fighting chance here if that run brought him on.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: -P2543 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Ordinary sort who has gained all wins in Class 5 handicaps; remote third in 3m2f hunter chase at Musselburgh last month for new stable; stiff task on the figures.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:10 Southwell

Black Anthem

12st 2lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: J A Swinbank

Ordinary sort who has gained all wins in Class 5 handicaps; remote third in 3m2f hunter chase at Musselburgh last month for new stable; stiff task on the figures.

16/1

3rd

3

5th Feb 2022

Good

3m 2f 139y

Class 4

16:19 Musselburgh

Black Anthem

12st 2lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: J A Swinbank

Three-time chase winner who was runner-up over hurdles last July; however, he was tailed off the next twice and has plenty to find today even if returning to form; sold out of Tom Lacey's yard for £3,000 in October.

16/1

4th

2

17th Sep 2021

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

13:28 Newton Abbot

Black Anthem

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom Lacey

Good effort (in first-time blinkers) when second over hurdles in July but well beaten next time; pulled up on latest chasing attempt, in June, and still 7lb above his highest winning mark; cheekpieces return.

11/4

Form: 2-753P

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Maiden who has plenty to find on his bumper/hurdles form; however, he's a half-brother to King George winner Tornado Flyer and this switch to chasing may prompt improvement.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

20:30 Hereford

Famoso

11st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

C&D winner off a 6lb lower mark in January; fair form since; goes well on this better ground and should give another good account.

7/1

5th

5

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:45 Warwick

Famoso

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Matt Sheppard

Recorded his third chase win when scoring at Hereford (2m, good) in January and he's continued in good form with placed efforts there in his last two runs; still looks feasibly treated on his best form and he should be in the mix again.

9/1

Form: /608-U D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 9yo who is a point winner for current stable; was in the process of running creditably when unseating late at Wetherby (3m hunter chase) last time; not without a chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

19th Apr 2022

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 6

16:20 Sedgefield

Global Racing

11st 12lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: J M B Cookson

7

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:10 Southwell

Global Racing

11st 12lb

J: Miss Natasha Cookson

T: J M B Cookson

Ex-Irish 9yo who is a point winner for current stable; was in the process of running creditably when unseating late at Wetherby (3m hunter chase) last time; not without a chance.

6/1

3

5th Feb 2022

Good

3m 0f 45y

Class 6

15:38 Wetherby

Global Racing

11st 12lb

J: Miss Natasha Cookson

T: J M B Cookson

Hurdle/chase winner in Ireland and has run well in all three British pointing starts; placed on last month's reappearance but likely to find these rivals too strong.

20/1

Form: 088-50

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Has very poor claims on her bumper/hurdles form; best watched on chase/stable debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:10 Newcastle

Worldly Approach

10st 3lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

Following an absence she was pulled up on two quick runs last month and remains a maiden.

50/1

9

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Worldly Approach

11st 5lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

Yet to finish within 36l of the winner when completing over hurdles and pulled up a long way out on her seasonal return; opposable.

200/1

10

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Worldly Approach

10st 7lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

didn't jump well, always towards rear, pulled up with one circuit to go

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £159.00
Straight Forecast £188.40
Trifecta £374.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Salvatore

The Guardian:

Activial

WEST COUNTRY:

Famoso

The Times:

Global Racing

TOPSPEED:

Solomon Grey

RP Ratings:

Salvatore

POSTDATA:

Salvatore

Telegraph:

Salvatore

Daily Mail:

Salvatore

Daily Express:

Salvatore

Daily Mirror:

Salvatore

The Star:

Salvatore

Daily Record:

Salvatore

The Sun:

Activial