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Eddie Mapp Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3593.1
  • 2m 7f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 3 runners
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Eddie Mapp Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 3 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91

Form: 2U8523

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Useful chaser for Dan Skelton and has run well in most recent two hunter chases for this stable; had Bletchley Castle behind here last month and very respectable third at Newbury since; every chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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: -P4231 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Finally gained the hunter chase win he deserved when beating four rivals here last month (2m4f); stays this trip (beaten a length in this 12 months ago) and sure to give it a good go from the front again.

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

3

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:53 Ludlow

Bletchley Castle

12st 2lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Miss H Brookshaw

4th

1

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Bletchley Castle

12st 2lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Front-running teenager who beat Zamparelli to win this race last year (good ground); easily reeled in after jumping right-handed on seasonal debut at Southwell (3m) last month but can last longer here, providing the ground dries out.

12/1

4

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:25 Southwell

Bletchley Castle

12st 2lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Miss H Brookshaw

jumped right throughout, prominent, led from 2nd, soon clear, reduced lead after 9th, headed but prominent 12th

33/1

Form: 4-8331 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Has been in top form in two hunter chases this year, finishing third in a strong Bangor contest before winning comfortably at Southwell last month; usual hold-up tactics might be a bit tricky in this field but main concern is the ground as he has shown his best when there is give.

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

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dieu Vivant

Daily Mirror:

Bletchley Castle

RP Ratings:

Solomon Grey

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