April 07 / 16.05 Aintree

16.05 Aintree

Good

Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £24155
  • 2m 5f 19y
  • Class 2
  • 24 runners
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Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 24 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 1/142-

Last run: 364 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in this a year ago and a repeat attempt has been the target; two point wins and a fall this season and live candidate, especially if recent wind surgery proves to beneficial.
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1st

14

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Latenightpass

12st 0lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: T Ellis

Runner-up in this a year ago and a repeat attempt has been the target; two point wins and a fall this season and live candidate, especially if recent wind surgery proves to beneficial.

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: -25210 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in a Cheltenham handicap last month but had previously been in fine form, winning an Ascot handicap in January (RPR 148); third in this a year ago, despite a bad blunder four out (also completed the course in the Grand Sefton last November); leading player.
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2nd

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Cat Tiger

12st 0lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Paul Nicholls

Tailed off in a Cheltenham handicap last month but had previously been in fine form, winning an Ascot handicap in January (RPR 148); third in this a year ago, despite a bad blunder four out (also completed the course in the Grand Sefton last November); leading player.

5/1

12th

5

17th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Cat Tiger

11st 9lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: Paul Nicholls

Back on song when going down by just a nose at Doncaster (3m, soft; idled in front) in December, before prevailing by the same margin at Ascot (3m, soft) in January; he's climbing the weights but could be in the mix if his fine form continues.

20/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 1/21-2 BF

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Last year's Cheltenham hero; beaten favourite in a point and a hunter chase this season but no disgrace in either; has plenty of speed and this trip could prove ideal, if taking to the fences; shortlisted.
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3rd

21

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Porlock Bay

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Will Biddick

Last year's Cheltenham hero; beaten favourite in a point and a hunter chase this season but no disgrace in either; has plenty of speed and this trip could prove ideal, if taking to the fences; shortlisted.

13/2

2nd

2

11th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 6

13:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Porlock Bay

12st 6lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Will Biddick

Won the big hunter chase at last season's Cheltenham Festival (3m2f, good to soft), and he might have needed the run when beaten 1l in a point at Chaddesley Corbett just after Christmas; looks the one to beat.

11/8

Form: -6P323 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Two respectable hunter chase efforts this season and has completed the course in two of three previous attempts over these fences; thorough stayer and not sure this trip will see him at his best unless first-time tongue-strap has an invigorating effect.
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7

27th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Le Breuil

12st 0lb

J: Mr Peter Mason

T: Ben Pauling

Thorough stayer who made late headway for modest fourth over the big Aintree fences last month and picked up an easy win at Huntingdon (3m6f, good) three weeks ago; no longer the force of old, though, and others have more appealing profiles.

16/1

1st

3

5th May 2022

Good

3m 6f 162y

Class 6

17:35 Huntingdon

Le Breuil

11st 12lb

J: Mr Peter Mason

T: Ben Pauling

4th

15

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Le Breuil

12st 0lb

J: Mr Peter Mason

T: Ben Pauling

Two respectable hunter chase efforts this season and has completed the course in two of three previous attempts over these fences; thorough stayer and not sure this trip will see him at his best unless first-time tongue-strap has an invigorating effect.

20/1

Form: 11-21P CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Landed this a year ago (66-1, under James King); showed he was in good form with February's Haydock success and strong claims but could have done without last month's Cheltenham run, which tempers enthusiasm.
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2

29th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:10 Cheltenham

Cousin Pascal

12st 2lb

J: Mr James King

T: J J O’Shea

Caused 66-1 surprise in last year's Aintree Foxhunters' (2m5f, good to soft) and bagged another good-quality hunter chase at Haydock (2m6f, heavy) in February; ran big race when fifth at Aintree three weeks ago (good to soft) and should be okay on today's quicker ground; shortlisted.

9/2

5th

6

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Cousin Pascal

12st 0lb

J: Mr James King

T: J J O’Shea

Landed this a year ago (66-1, under James King); showed he was in good form with February's Haydock success and strong claims but could have done without last month's Cheltenham run, which tempers enthusiasm.

8/1

4

18th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Cousin Pascal

12st 0lb

J: Mr James King

T: J J O’Shea

Shock winner of last season's Aintree Foxhunters' (2m5f, good to soft) when Billaway was back in fifth; twice beaten since but he hasn't been doing a lot wrong and repelling a rusty Bob And Co at Haydock (2m6f, heavy) last month entitles him to further respect.

14/1

Form: 2-3P46 D

Last run: 53 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Runners form this stable always need a second look but this one hasn't looked in great form this season; better effort in a point latest but main hope is the return of cheekpieces (runner-up in a Fairyhouse hunter chase when they were first applied, a year ago).
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1st

3

6th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:55 Listowel

Stand Up And Fight

12st 0lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, not fluent 10th, left in third 13th, went second and made challenge 2 out, ridden and 3 lengths down when mistake last, kept on, no match for winner

5/4

1st

1

16th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

20:00 Killarney

Stand Up And Fight

11st 11lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

5/2

8th

10

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

3m 1f 0y

14:35 Punchestown

Stand Up And Fight

11st 12lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: E Bolger

Sixth over C&D (heavy) in February but then turned over in a point and he was a below form distant sixth in the Aintree Foxhunters' earlier this month; hard to predict but could be involved if he's on a going day.

16/1

Form: /P5-11 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Had been in the doldrums for some time but won his first two hunter chase starts for these connections; ground probably to blame when heavily defeated in a point last month and no forlorn hope if he takes to the fences; tongue-strap on for the first time.
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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

7th

22

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Reikers Island

12st 0lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Alan Hill

Had been in the doldrums for some time but won his first two hunter chase starts for these connections; ground probably to blame when heavily defeated in a point last month and no forlorn hope if he takes to the fences; tongue-strap on for the first time.

33/1

1st

2

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Warwick

Reikers Island

12st 2lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

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.

9/2

Form: 3-2542

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Formerly smart chaser; narrowly beaten at Leicester last month but had previously finished a long way behind Cousin Pascal at Haydock; best form in recent seasons has come at 2m but could just take to this test.
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3rd

1

17th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

19:33 Hexham

Drumconnor Lad

12st 2lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

1st

1

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

19:50 Hexham

Drumconnor Lad

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

8th

10

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Drumconnor Lad

12st 0lb

J: Mr T Hamilton

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Formerly smart chaser; narrowly beaten at Leicester last month but had previously finished a long way behind Cousin Pascal at Haydock; best form in recent seasons has come at 2m but could just take to this test.

25/1

Form: 516731 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Has enjoyed a long and honourable career and showed that he stays at least this far with a Leicester hunter chase win last month (2m6f+); first attempt at these fences and not out of it if he takes to the test.
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4th

3

27th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

19:35 Stratford

Marracudja

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

13/2

9th

16

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Marracudja

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Has enjoyed a long and honourable career and showed that he stays at least this far with a Leicester hunter chase win last month (2m6f+); first attempt at these fences and not out of it if he takes to the test.

16/1

2

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Marracudja

12st 6lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Dan Skelton

Recorded an 8l success in similar event here (2m6f, soft) last week, building on his Hereford effort (2m5f); major player provided this sharp drop back in trip doesn't have a negative effect. Non runner.

Form: FP-324

Last run: 55 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a Cheltenham handicap last November, under George Daly, but two hunter chase efforts this year do not suggest he will beat some of these rivals; visor returns, which may help.
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10th

2

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Another Venture

12st 0lb

J: Mr George Daly

T: Nicky Henderson

Runner-up in a Cheltenham handicap last November, under George Daly, but two hunter chase efforts this year do not suggest he will beat some of these rivals; visor returns, which may help.

33/1

4th

1

11th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 6

13:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Another Venture

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Daly

T: Nicky Henderson

4-18 over fences for Kim Bailey; ridden by George Daly when placed on both starts for current stable, second of 11 in hunter at Ludlow (3m, soft; 13-8 favourite) three weeks ago; holds very solid credentials.

5/2

2nd

1

20th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:30 Ludlow

Another Venture

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Daly

T: Nicky Henderson

4-18 over fences for Kim Bailey, the most recent win gained over C&D (soft) in December 2020; made a satisfactory start for his new yard when 16l third of 13 in amateurs' handicap at Cheltenham (20-1) for today's rider in November; high on the list.

2/1

Form: -61003

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Winning chaser in Ireland last June (for Henry de Bromhead); hasn't set the world alight in points this season, or when third in a Carlisle hunter chase latest; others more obvious.
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4th

6

27th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Demain Des L’aube

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: W H Easterby

Won Kilbeggan beginners' chase (2m4f, good) for Henry de Bromhead last June but British point/hunter chase form has been underwhelming; may benefit from this drop back in trip but others have less to prove.

14/1

11th

8

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Demain Des L’aube

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: W H Easterby

Winning chaser in Ireland last June (for Henry de Bromhead); hasn't set the world alight in points this season, or when third in a Carlisle hunter chase latest; others more obvious.

66/1

3rd

2

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:05 Carlisle

Demain Des L’aube

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Easterby

T: W Easterby

Quite a useful chaser for Henry de Bromhead (won over 2m4f on good in June); has not run up to that form in four runs pointing this year, but return to regulation fences and better ground may suit.

4/1

Form: 1-0351 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
The form of his Musselburgh hunter chase success isn't that compelling and he's been beaten in points either side of that; lot to prove but booking of Patrick Mullins catches the eye.
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12th

19

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Myth Buster

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: Mrs Sara V Bradstock

The form of his Musselburgh hunter chase success isn't that compelling and he's been beaten in points either side of that; lot to prove but booking of Patrick Mullins catches the eye.

25/1

1st

1

5th Feb 2022

Good

3m 2f 139y

Class 4

16:19 Musselburgh

Myth Buster

12st 6lb

J: Miss Lily Bradstock

T: Mrs Sara V Bradstock

Showed useful form over fences in Ireland as recently as last summer, and returned to form when second of four in a point last month on his second start for this trainer; capable of playing a major role today.

2/1

Form: F8/12-

Last run: 386 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Hunter chase winner in Ireland last year (in cheekpieces for first time); narrow winner of a point a month ago, on second start in Britain; top yard but needs to step up a lot although return of the headgear a plus.
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13th

5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Complete Sizing

12st 0lb

J: Mr Ben Bromley

T: Philip Rowley

Hunter chase winner in Ireland last year (in cheekpieces for first time); narrow winner of a point a month ago, on second start in Britain; top yard but needs to step up a lot although return of the headgear a plus.

33/1

Form: 2-0223 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
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.
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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

20/1

Form: 24P316

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Looked good when winning at Ludlow two starts ago (first time in cheekpieces) but unable to cope with the demands of Cheltenham last month; could shrug that off but will certainly need to.
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15th

20

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Pont Aven

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: J P Owen

Looked good when winning at Ludlow two starts ago (first time in cheekpieces) but unable to cope with the demands of Cheltenham last month; could shrug that off but will certainly need to.

20/1

6th

15

18th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Pont Aven

12st 0lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: J P Owen

Hit and miss for Willie Mullins but very useful on his day and only last year he recorded RPRs in the 140s when in the frame in four good handicaps (various ground); could very easily be unbeaten for his current connections and Ludlow (first-time cheekpieces) was very comfortable last time, albeit in a race he was entitled to win; only a 9yo and very much enters the reckoning.

8/1

1st

9

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:00 Ludlow

Pont Aven

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: J P Owen

Placed in valuable handicap at last year's Punchestown festival (2m4f, yielding) for Willie Mullins and returns to racing under rules after wide-margin open point win for new stable at Higham (good) last month; good chance.

10/11

Form: 077P-3

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Irish challenger; has won one of five points this winter and latest hunter chase third, last month, leaves him with a lot to find.
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1st

2

18th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:44 Cork

Down The Highway

12st 0lb

J: Mr T J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

16th

9

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Down The Highway

12st 0lb

J: Mr T J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

Irish challenger; has won one of five points this winter and latest hunter chase third, last month, leaves him with a lot to find.

66/1

3rd

2

12th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 1f 0y

16:55 Gowran Park

Down The Highway

12st 0lb

J: Mr T J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

Hurdle winner has been running well in open point-to-points recently and narrowly took a Lisronagh event two weeks ago; capable of going well again.

5/1

Form: -50224 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Maiden over fences; moderate form in hunter chases this year (long way behind Jett in the first); no real appeal.
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17th

11

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Ferocious

12st 0lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: Miss K Leckenby

Maiden over fences; moderate form in hunter chases this year (long way behind Jett in the first); no real appeal.

100/1

4th

3

20th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:05 Carlisle

Ferocious

11st 12lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: Miss K Leckenby

Ex-Gordon Elliott; runner-up in two hunter chases for these connections this season; not out of it.

4/1

2nd

3

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

16:35 Musselburgh

Ferocious

11st 12lb

J: Mr Joe Wright

T: Miss K Leckenby

Ex-Irish 8yo; placed in soft-ground Alnwick point on British debut in January before being comprehensively outclassed by useful opponent in small-field Kelso hunter chase (2m7f, heavy) 12 days ago; others look stronger.

8/1

Form: 54P021

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Has shown improved form in two starts since this combination of aids was fitted; did well to scramble home in a Downpatrick hunter chase 18 days ago so clearly in form but this will prove a much tougher test.
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7

28th Apr 2022

Good

4m 2f 0y

16:50 Punchestown

Michael’s Pick

11st 12lb

J: Mr T J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

2-15 in points; improved form in hunter chases this term with tongue-tie and blinkers fitted; backed up Thurles second with narrow Downpatrick win; reported to have bled when tailed off in the Aintree Foxhunter; long-priced second in this event last year; ran in the Ladies' Cup on Tuesday

16/1

10th

2

26th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:10 Punchestown

Michael’s Pick

11st 12lb

J: Mr T J Love

T: Ciaran Murphy

2-15 in points; improved form in hunter chases this term with tongue-tie and blinkers fitted; finished in front of a below-par Good Bye Sam when second at Thurles and backed that up with narrow Downpatrick win; reported to have bled when tailed off in the Aintree Foxhunter; long-priced second in last season's La Touche after taking fifth in this event.

18th

17

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Michael’s Pick

12st 0lb

J: Mr A Murphy

T: Ciaran Murphy

Has shown improved form in two starts since this combination of aids was fitted; did well to scramble home in a Downpatrick hunter chase 18 days ago so clearly in form but this will prove a much tougher test.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: 68-312 D BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Came unstuck at Fontwell in February (3m2f) but had easily won at Kelso the time before; bowled along in a clear lead in last year's Grand National (under Sam Waley-Cohen) before fading and repeat display, over this much shorter trip, could make him hard to catch.
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13

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Jett

12st 0lb

J: Mr Sam Waley-Cohen

T: Robert Waley-Cohen

Came unstuck at Fontwell in February (3m2f) but had easily won at Kelso the time before; bowled along in a clear lead in last year's Grand National (under Sam Waley-Cohen) before fading and repeat display, over this much shorter trip, could make him hard to catch.

4/1

2nd

1

27th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 6

16:20 Fontwell

Jett

12st 2lb

J: Mr Sam Waley-Cohen

T: Robert Waley-Cohen

Front-runner with some classy form to his name in Ireland and he's still very useful based on his close third in a good 3m handicap at Doncaster in December; duly made the most of a simple hunter chase task at Kelso nine days ago and must take the world of beating.

1/2

4

23rd Feb 2022

Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 6

16:35 Doncaster

Jett

12st 2lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Robert Waley-Cohen

Front-runner who was a Graded chase winner in Ireland in 2019; fine third in handicap here (3m, good) in December on sole run for Olly Murphy and bolted up in hunter chase at Kelso (2m7f, heavy) last Friday; this is tougher but he still holds leading claims provided the race doesn't come too soon.

Form: 360-33

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Put up a mighty display at Cheltenham last month (3m2f+) until weakening late on (final start for Gordon Elliott) and solid contender on that; only tenth in this last year, however, so bit to prove on that score.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

29th Apr 2022

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:25 Cheltenham

Mighty Stowaway

12st 4lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Lawney Hill

18

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Mighty Stowaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Lawney Hill

Put up a mighty display at Cheltenham last month (3m2f+) until weakening late on (final start for Gordon Elliott) and solid contender on that; only tenth in this last year, however, so bit to prove on that score.

8/1

3rd

11

18th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Mighty Stowaway

12st 0lb

J: Mr J J Codd

T: Gordon Elliott

33-1 when remote sixth in this 12 months ago and doesn't look in any better form this season despite winning some points back home in Ireland; headgear returns after he ran poorly last time.

25/1

Form: 22P-

Last run: 364 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Consistent pointer but was pulled up in this last year, after showing up prominently for a long way; others more likely.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Golden Tobouggan

12st 0lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Mrs Julie Wadland

Consistent pointer but was pulled up in this last year, after showing up prominently for a long way; others more likely.

66/1

Form: P3F-P4 D

Last run: 89 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Not at his best in two handicap starts this season but both of those on heavy ground; hampered and fell at the first in this last season (12-1); bit to prove but has the ability to figure if all goes well.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Dashing Perk

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Dr Richard Newland

Not at his best in two handicap starts this season but both of those on heavy ground; hampered and fell at the first in this last season (12-1); bit to prove but has the ability to figure if all goes well.

20/1

4th

7

8th Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Dashing Perk

11st 7lb

Folded quickly and pulled up before three out at Haydock (3m1f) on reappearance, making it three non-completions from his last four starts; peak form remains at 2m4f; others are more appealing.

16/1

6

1st Dec 2021

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:50 Haydock

Dashing Perk

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland

His stamina for this trip isn't guaranteed but he's on a competitive mark on last season's best 2m4f form and goes well fresh; could be in the mix if seeing out the distance on this first outing since April.

16/1

Form: 664-2U D

Last run: 314 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Nothing in this season's pointing form to suggest he can figure but belied 200-1 odds when fourth in this a year ago; repeat not impossible.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

27th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

19:35 Stratford

Clondaw Westie

11st 4lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

7/2

5th

8

29th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:10 Cheltenham

Clondaw Westie

11st 10lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

Belied 200-1 odds when fourth behind Cousin Pascal over the big Aintree fences last spring and backed up that performance with very respectable second in this race (good ground); some way below that form in points in November-February, though, and unseated rider when back at Aintree this month.

14/1

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Clondaw Westie

12st 0lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

Nothing in this season's pointing form to suggest he can figure but belied 200-1 odds when fourth in this a year ago; repeat not impossible.

40/1

Form: 13/P-4

Last run: 57 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Good record in points but beaten in one latest and had previously finished adrift of Pont Aven at Ludlow; visor replaces cheekpieces.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

24

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

The Dellercheckout

12st 0lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Mrs C J Robinson

Good record in points but beaten in one latest and had previously finished adrift of Pont Aven at Ludlow; visor replaces cheekpieces.

50/1

1

2nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

16:35 Musselburgh

The Dellercheckout

12st 2lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Mrs C J Robinson

No longer the force of old but is 2-2 in points this season, and didn't run badly when fourth at Ludlow (3m, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) last month; today's race looks less competitive; non-runner.

4th

3

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:00 Ludlow

The Dellercheckout

12st 2lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Mrs C J Robinson

2-2 in points this season; the bare form of last month's open success at Sheriff Hutton (good to soft) isn't anything to get too excited about but it's worth remembering he won this race in 2020; had wind op last month; sports first-time cheekpieces today.

6/1

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