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15:55 Wetherby

Good To Soft

wetherbyracing.co.uk Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2566.5
  • 3m 0f 45y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
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wetherbyracing.co.uk Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.40

Form: B111-4 D

Last run: 253 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Smart chaser when in his pomp; added three small-field hunter chases to his tally last season (2m4f-3m; RPR of 141 the once not far off his best) before finishing a remote fourth in a Class 2 event at Stratford (3m3f); Heidi Palin won a hunter chase for the yard earlier this week.

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

7th

2

5th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:17 Cheltenham

Not That Fuisse

12st 4lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Successful in small fields in four of his nine hunter chases, the wins on good and good to soft; ran respectably when seventh in the Aintree Foxhunters' (2m5f) three weeks ago and had useful form at this track at earlier stages of his career; should be on the premises.

7/2

7th

19

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Not That Fuisse

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Successful in half of his eight hunter chase attempts; beaten by I K Brunel at Taunton last month but may reverse those places with Jack Andrews taking over from a novice rider; stable also runs Bennys King.

25/1

17

17th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Not That Fuisse

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Good handicapper who wasn't beaten far in the Grand Annual here in 2021; has accrued plenty of hunter chase experience but he couldn't hold a candle to Vaucelet at Stratford last May and has others to worry about.

33/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: P/82-2

Last run: 281 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Bumper/hurdle winner; 0-8 over regulation fences but in first-time cheekpieces (absent since) he went close over 3m1f at Cheltenham's April fixture last year; not far away with a repeat of that and latest point effort wasn't too shoddy.

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

3rd

4

10th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

15:03 Fontwell

Moratorium

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Gary Brown

5-8 in points; 0-13 over regulation fences but gave pretty good account when second in Newton Abbot hunter chase (3m2f, good) in May and probably won't be far away if in similar form in this handicap; now in the care of Gary Brown (same owner).

4/1

2nd

6

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Moratorium

12st 0lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader from 4th

6/1

3rd

7

5th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

18:00 Cheltenham

Moratorium

12st 0lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

in touch with leaders, pushed along from 6th, ridden after 15th, went fourth after 4 out, hit 3 out, went third run-in, no match for first two

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5/0P2- CD

Last run: 342 days

W: 11st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Knocking on now but he's a three-time chase winner who ran well in a novice hurdle when last sighted just under a year ago; returns with his yard having winners and could easily be involved despite his preference for softer ground.

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

3rd

7

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

16:35 Hexham

Late Romantic

11st 12lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Reappeared with fair third at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) in February and a failure to settle proved costly on heavy ground at Carlisle (3m, heavy) last month; each-way claims if bouncing back to form.

10/1

4th

7

19th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Late Romantic

11st 12lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ran okay at Wetherby behind two horses who ran at Cheltenham on Friday; this softer ground will be in his favour; chance.

8/1

3rd

4

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:55 Wetherby

Late Romantic

11st 12lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, prominent, ridden before 3 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

Form: PP25-P CD

Last run: 250 days

W: 12st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Mostly disappointing since winning a C&D handicap chase just over a year ago and even a repeat of that form might not be good enough.

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

4th

3

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:55 Wetherby

Ballyrath

12st 2lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Miss H Brookshaw

led, headed but pressed leader 3rd, led again 9th, headed but prominent 10th, pushed along 14th, ridden and weakened 4 out

20/1

4

30th May 2022

Good

3m 5f 80y

Class 3

15:15 Cartmel

Ballyrath

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Wetherby winner in January (3m, soft) but up and down in the meantime; on that last winning mark if he is on a good day and he won a point over 4m, so there are no stamina issues.

5/1

5th

5

16th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

17:34 Haydock

Ballyrath

11st 9lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Gary Hanmer

Form: 1/12F- D

Last run: 585 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Very useful hurdler/chaser when with Nigel Twiston-Davies (regularly posted RPRs in the 140s) but he's gone 0-4 in points since returning to that scene (now 0-6 overall) and last month's Ampton run wasn't overly encouraging.

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

4th

1

1st Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 170y

Class 5

17:00 Musselburgh

Ballymoy

12st 6lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Mrs C J Robinson

Very useful hurdler/chaser up to summer 2021 for Nigel Twiston-Davies; however, he's been lightly raced since and was well beaten in a hunter chase at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) last time; needs to raise his game.

4/1

5th

1

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:55 Wetherby

Ballymoy

12st 6lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Mrs C J Robinson

Very useful hurdler/chaser when with Nigel Twiston-Davies (regularly posted RPRs in the 140s) but he's gone 0-4 in points since returning to that scene (now 0-6 overall) and last month's Ampton run wasn't overly encouraging.

5/2

Form: F/99-P D

Last run: 248 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner but hasn't been great over regulation fences or in points for a good while now; has the lowest BHA mark of these; tongue-tie is a first.

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

0

9

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Urbanist

11st 12lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: R J Holmes

Sole point win last May but pulled up behind Time Leader in a Cartmel hunter chase later that month and in two points since.

100/1

8

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

20:20 Cartmel

Urbanist

12st 0lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: R J Holmes

Easy winner of a five-runner point last time (3m, good) but has a much stiffer task here.

16/1

5th

15

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Urbanist

11st 12lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: R J Holmes

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway after 3rd, prominent 7th, ridden after 22nd, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £60.00
Straight Forecast £59.80
Trifecta £182.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Not That Fuisse

The Times:

Ballymoy

WEST COUNTRY:

Moratorium

TOPSPEED:

Ballyrath

Daily Mirror:

Ballymoy

The Star:

Ballymoy

RP Ratings:

Not That Fuisse

POSTDATA:

Not That Fuisse

Telegraph:

Not That Fuisse

The Guardian:

Not That Fuisse

Daily Mail:

Not That Fuisse

D Express:

Not That Fuisse

The Sun:

Not That Fuisse

Daily Record:

Not That Fuisse