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16:10 Hereford

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Jackson Property Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2566.5
  • 2m 4f 194y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Jackson Property Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: /PP-PP D

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

One of the best chasers in this field judged on peak RPRs and ran creditably in the Ascot Chase two years ago; has badly lost his way, having been pulled up in four runs since, but may prove somewhat resurgent in first-time headgear on hunter chase debut.

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2nd

2

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Bennys King

12st 0lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Never far from the lead when an admirable runner-up to the now-absent Famous Clermont in this 12 months ago (good to soft) and, like last year, he returns on the back of a comfortable hunter chase success (on heavy); teenagers have won this in the past (as recently as 2013) and this veteran needs shortlisting on testing ground he could handle better than most.

15/2

1st

1

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Bennys King

12st 4lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Had a fine spell in early 2023, culminating in his second in the 2m5f Foxhunters' at Aintree; hasn't been in the same form this winter, even allowing for a close third of six finishers at Taunton (2m5f, soft) in January, and he did miss a heavy-ground engagement in December.

13/2

Form: 7546-4

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Very useful handicap chaser on his day, especially at about 2m, though has gone well over 2m4f; weakened over 2m4f at Wincanton on reappearance, possibly needing the run; has a slight stamina question mark over 2m5f on hunter chase debut but he's respected in terms of ability.

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2nd

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Magic Saint

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Smart chaser in his prime but last season's win was gained in a 2m4f hunter chase and he ran very poorly when returned to a handicap last June; not easy to weigh up at present and has stamina to prove over new trip here, but has become dangerously well treated.

11/2

4

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Magic Saint

10st 12lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Doesn't look the force of old and only successful once in five hunter chase outings this year; handicapper has given him a chance, however, and much may depend on effect of blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

13/2

Form: 5127-P

Last run: 275 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Successful five times (hurdles/fences) in France; pulled up in Grade 3 handicap at Auteuil when last seen nine months ago; has something to find on bare ratings but market support should be heeded on British debut.

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1st

2

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Gaboriot

12st 4lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Productive 2023-24 in handicap and hunter chases (3m-3m1f; good-soft), but longstanding plan to land the Aintree Foxhunters' was scuppered at the Canal Turn; spared a hard race, at least, and the presence of Raz De Maree and Ucello II in the pedigree offers some hope for marathon trips.

7/2

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Gaboriot

12st 0lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ex-French 8yo; suffered some reality checks last term when well held in races won by today's rivals Bennys King and Time Leader but something has clicked this season in winning three of his last four starts, in two 3m handicaps and a hunter chase (beat Windsor Avenue by 6l); this race has been on the agenda for a good while but it demands a career best from him.

11/1

Form: /P-211 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Cousin Pascal; very productive in points and hunter chases since last spring, winning six of his seven starts during that period; easily justified favouritism at Taunton (2m7f, soft) most recently and is open to further progress in this sphere; viewed as an Aintree Foxhunters' prospect by his trainer; very appealing.

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5th

1

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

18:05 Stratford

Envious Editor

11st 13lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Created very good impression on rules return at Taunton (2m7f, soft) in January but is yet to build on that performance, and was just a respectable third at Cheltenham (2m, good) last month; today's move back up in trip ought to suit but he still needs to up his game.

7/1

3rd

1

5th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:50 Cheltenham

Envious Editor

12st 4lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Emerged from off the pace to finish runner-up in this 12 months ago when Rewritetherules was 12l back in third; has won two hunter chases and as many points in the meantime and his Ludlow third (stable debut) was respectable.

4/1

Form: 75567-

Last run: 304 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Four-time chase winner in France; British form, including a modest effort (last of five finishers) in this race 12 months ago, leaves plenty to be desired.

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7

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Dalahast

11st 12lb

J: Mr Bradley Gibbs

T: Andrew Leyshon

Regressive 11yo who was well beaten when fourth in pair of 2m4f Ludlow hunter chases this spring; needs first-time visor to make a massive difference here.

66/1

4th

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Dalahast

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Andrew Leyshon

A regressive 11yo without a performance of note for a good while now; very opposable.

40/1

4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Dalahast

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Andrew Leyshon

No impact under rules last term; pulled up in points the last twice.

40/1

66/1

Form: F4/69- D

Last run: 300 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 21P in points for current yard, the win gained in two-finisher event; has just ordinary rules form and appears to have a stiff task at the weights in this field.

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2nd

8

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Warwick

Zee Man

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: F A Hutsby

took keen hold, prominent, led after 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakening when mistake last

6/1

3

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:00 Fakenham

Zee Man

12st 2lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: F A Hutsby

led

40/1

3rd

7

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:25 Southwell

Zee Man

12st 2lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: F A Hutsby

prominent, badly hampered 1st, in touch with leaders before 3rd, prominent from 6th

66/1

Form: 21P5-P D

Last run: 276 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Raced in points this winter, winning at Chaddesley Corbett then disappointing favourite at Larkhill; useful hunter chaser on his day, notably winning the 2021 Foxhunters' at Aintree; close second in this race last year and again looks one of the main contenders.

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11th

4

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Cousin Pascal

12st 0lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: J J O’Shea

Won this in 2021 and bang there until two out in repeat bid last year (not helped by blunder five out); two wins this season but gives impression he's not as good as he was; still expected to be up there for a long way.

25/1

2nd

1

28th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:00 Leicester

Cousin Pascal

12st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: J J O’Shea

His second in C&D novice hunter chase two years ago was the start of something big as he went on to win the Foxhunters' at Aintree; was only fifth in that race last year but had useful form at the start of 2022; unraced on good to firm; looks the one to beat after recent spreadeagling point win.

1/3

1

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Cousin Pascal

12st 6lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: J J O’Shea

Raced in points this winter, winning at Chaddesley Corbett then disappointing favourite at Larkhill; useful hunter chaser on his day, notably winning the 2021 Foxhunters' at Aintree; close second in this race last year and again looks one of the main contenders.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 330P-P D

Last run: 262 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Useful chaser for Tom George at best but had form figures of 0PP on last three runs for that trainer; some sort of revival is possible now switched to hunter chasing but market may prove best guide having been off since last May.

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4th

3

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Espoir De Teillee

12st 4lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

Two soft-ground wins earlier in career but minor form on that surface now and unraced on heavy, while his front-running win over three rivals in this race last year came on good ground; can be involved if he does cope with the surface.

9/2

3rd

1

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Newton Abbot

Espoir De Teillee

12st 8lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

jumped right throughout, raced in second, not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, not fluent 10th, dropped to last 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/7

1st

1

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:55 Kempton

Espoir De Teillee

12st 6lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

Useful in the past; opened his hunter chase account at Leicester (2m6f, good) in February and subsequent odds-on defeat is better than it looked on the day (winner franked the form next time); respected.

5/4

Form: P-4720

Last run: 129 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict

Proved above average over fences for Jessica Harrington, having bagged Grade 3 honours (over 2m) last term, and he ran well in Killarney handicap (2m4f) on most recent chase start; absent since a hurdles defeat in September and now makes debut for Alan King; major contender on ratings.

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3

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:20 Wincanton

Exit Poll

12st 6lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Alan King

Smart chaser when trained by Jessica Harrington in Ireland and well suited by good ground; unseated rider at fifth fence on last month's stable/hunter chase debut and his current ability remains tricky to gauge but he still features prominently in calculations.

4/1

4

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Exit Poll

12st 6lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Alan King

Proved above average over fences for Jessica Harrington, having bagged Grade 3 honours (over 2m) last term, and he ran well in Killarney handicap (2m4f) on most recent chase start; absent since a hurdles defeat in September and now makes debut for Alan King; major contender on ratings.

5/1

3

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Exit Poll

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

3-17 over fences and whilst he has 10lb to find on the books with Cape Gentleman, he has as good a chance as any of his opponents of toppling him after bouncing back to form in good-class 2m4f handicap at Killarney on Saturday; conections will be hoping the trip might be a bit sharp for the market leader; has sporting chance.

6/1

Form: 26/P46

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Scored over hurdles in 2018 for Dan Skelton; had a long absence prior to achieving very little over fences last year; enough to prove on return from another layoff.

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3

16th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

16:20 Leicester

Frankie Rapper

12st 0lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: S G Allen

held up in rear, bad mistake 1st, not fluent 5th, shaken up after 8th

66/1

8

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Frankie Rapper

11st 12lb

J: Mr Cian Chester

T: S G Allen

Scored over hurdles in 2018 for Dan Skelton; had a long absence prior to achieving very little over fences last year; enough to prove on return from another layoff.

100/1

6th

3

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:00 Worcester

Frankie Rapper

11st 4lb

J: James Martin

T: Andrew J Martin

prominent, led 5th, headed 7th, not fluent 8th, soon pushed along and lost position, mistake 10th, well behind from 5 out, tailed off, bled from the nose

33/1

Form: /6/P/P

Last run: 276 days

W: 11st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Teenager who is the only maiden in the line-up and has no worthwhile form under rules; easily opposed.

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11

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Over The Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Mr Aidan Weaver

T: R C Jones

Teenager who is the only maiden in the line-up and has no worthwhile form under rules; easily opposed.

100/1

7

29th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

17:50 Cheltenham

Over The Bridge

12st 0lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: R C Jones

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