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13:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Good To Soft

John Hewitt Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3476.9
  • 3m 0f 5y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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John Hewitt Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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1/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.37
  • Place: £1.10

Form: /101/6 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 156

Form & Verdict

Smart chaser in his prime and he claimed the notable scalp of stablemate Clan Des Obeaux in Newbury Grade 2 (2m7f, good to soft) in February 2021; has had just one run since then but he wasn't disgraced in a Class 2 handicap at Chepstow on his comeback in December and is in much calmer waters here for his hunter chase debut; should be hard to beat.

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

1st

2

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 5

14:00 Newbury

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12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced since beating top-notcher Clan Des Obeaux in the Grade 2 Denman here just over three years ago (on good to soft); nothing like as good now but remains prolific in hunter chases and soft ground was against him when a lucky winner at Fakenham last month (Tigerbythetail going best when departing); runs here having bypassed Cheltenham but he wouldn't want the forecast light rain to be anything heavier than that.

5/2

1st

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:15 Fakenham

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12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Paul Nicholls

Quality performer back in the day and still prolific in hunter chases, winning four last year including the Horse & Hound Cup at Stratford (3m3f, good) the final time when accounting for a talented Northern Irish raider; likes goodish ground but can handle soft; one to beat.

11/10

1st

7

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

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12st 0lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, pressed leader before 15th

4/1

Form: 13-747 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 12st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Recorded an RPR of 128 when winning a Southwell hunter chase (3m, good to soft) last March but he's lost his way since and was tailed off in a Bangor handicap when last seen in November; has some questions to answer and this is a tough assignment back in this sphere.

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

Form: 1234P-

Last run: 308 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Cheltenham Festival winner over fences for Mick Channon; his last success was over hurdles (2m6f) in November 2021 and he found things tough back over fences early last year but his latest run was in the Topham at Aintree; returns from 308 days off but he was won when fresh in the past and should have a future in hunter chases; respected.

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

7

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:00 Fakenham

Mister Whitaker

11st 12lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Donald McCain

always towards rear

3/1

3rd

4

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

13:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Mister Whitaker

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Donald McCain

Cheltenham Festival winner over fences for Mick Channon; his last success was over hurdles (2m6f) in November 2021 and he found things tough back over fences early last year but his latest run was in the Topham at Aintree; returns from 308 days off but he was won when fresh in the past and should have a future in hunter chases; respected.

9/2

Form: 3251-2

Last run: 275 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Hurdle (2m4f) and chase (2m7f, also on good) winner under rules but she's been held back in points this winter and this looks a daunting task on her hunter chase debut.

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

4th

9

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

18:05 Stratford

Wheesht

11st 3lb

J: Miss Aimee Jones

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Returned to form to win mixed open point at Eyton-on-Severn in April but well beaten there last month and faces a tough assignment here.

66/1

6th

8

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 5

16:45 Newbury

Wheesht

11st 9lb

J: Miss Aimee Jones

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Has been coming up well short in this season's points and was well beaten in a hunter chase at Bangor last month.

33/1

4th

5

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

13:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Wheesht

11st 9lb

J: Miss Aimee Jones

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Hurdle (2m4f) and chase (2m7f, also on good) winner under rules but she's been held back in points this winter and this looks a daunting task on her hunter chase debut.

40/1

Form: 33/8-9

Last run: 273 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner but his last success was almost three years ago; struggled in two runs over fences in Ireland for Gordon Elliott last year and he was well held again when switched to a point on his stable debut last month; makes no appeal.

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

3

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

13:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Cherif De Lisle

11st 12lb

J: Mr Billy Chatterton

T: Miss H Brookshaw

Dual hurdle winner but his last success was almost three years ago; struggled in two runs over fences in Ireland for Gordon Elliott last year and he was well held again when switched to a point on his stable debut last month; makes no appeal.

33/1

9th

2

13th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:10 Kilbeggan

Cherif De Lisle

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

8th

2

15th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Cherif De Lisle

12st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Dual hurdle winner; was back to his best when hitting the frame at Punchestown when last seen but his best form is at 3m and he has a 493-day absence to overcome on chase debut; can't be ruled out for these connections.

5/1

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