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Maurice Broadway 70th Birthday Celebration Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3277.72
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Maurice Broadway 70th Birthday Celebration Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: /3156- D

Last run: 325 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Suited by about 3m on good to soft or slower over regulation fences; lightly raced since Newbury win in late 2021 and although a point winner for new yard in November he has much more on his plate here.

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

3rd

2

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

19:35 Stratford

I K Brunel

12st 3lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

raced in last

4/1

13

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

I K Brunel

12st 0lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

Beat Not That Fuisse in good style at Taunton in February; stumbled and unseated before halfway at Cheltenham last month; 80-1 then but wasn't a forlorn hope going into that race, nor is he for this.

33/1

11

17th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

I K Brunel

12st 0lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: Alan Hill

Pretty useful on his day for Olly Murphy and has won both his starts for Alan Hill, a 3m point and 2m7f hunter chase at Taunton when runner-up Not That Fuisse was perhaps unlucky; stamina might be stretched to the limit over this far on softer ground.

40/1

11/10

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 111-41 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Winner of sole course start (hurdles); useful over regulation fences; has found his niche in hunter chases since early 2022 and he wasn't anywhere near at full stretch when winning under Heidi Palin at Wetherby 17 days ago (3m, good to soft; multiple winner on good); the one to beat.

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

15/2

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -2435P CD

Last run: 219 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Winner of his only two C&D starts, three winters ago (soft/good to firm); in decline for Philip Hobbs when last seen under rules in the middle months of 2022 but has had a new lease of life in points of late and is not dismissed despite the better company.

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

4

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

From The Heart

12st 0lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Mrs L Jones

Has won a couple of small-field points during the past year but there's nothing in his profile - under rules or between the flags - to suggest he'll be having a lot to say in today's company.

100/1

4th

2

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 5

16:45 Newbury

From The Heart

12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Mrs L Jones

In decline when leaving Philip Hobbs but revived to win two points and it was a decent hunter chase in which he ran third at Taunton (2m7f, good).

10/1

3rd

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

17:05 Taunton

From The Heart

12st 6lb

J: Mr James King

T: Mrs L Jones

prominent

15/2

Form: P4-25P D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Front-runs; has done connections proud, hitting the heights when winning the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown in 2018; mixed last season and although his first two runs this winter were encouraging he failed to complete for the first time over regulation fences in a Wincanton hunter chase 19 days ago; needs to put that way behind him.

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

4th

3

9th Jul 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

17:50 Market Rasen

Step Back

11st 5lb

J: Miss Lily Bradstock

T: Mark Bradstock

Front-runner who stays well; thrown in today if judged even on the form shown on his first two starts last season (one on good); however, easily his best show in hunter chases since came when second at Carlisle in March (3m, heavy) and such a poor show at Cartmel last time has to be a major concern.

10/1

7th

7

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

20:20 Cartmel

Step Back

12st 0lb

J: Miss Lily Bradstock

T: Mark Bradstock

Best hunter chase run when creditable second at Carlisle in March (3m, heavy); well beaten in the Aintree Foxhunters next time; each-way chance.

4/1

12

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Step Back

11st 12lb

J: Miss Lily Bradstock

T: Mark Bradstock

Won Sandown's big end-of-season finale in 2018 and took two further handicaps in 2020; nearly won a hunter chase at Carlisle in March but a weaker one than this, and he's always been a more potent force going right-handed.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 212-14 C

Last run: 278 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Good strike-rate for Nigel Hawke, initially at around 2m4f over fences but latterly over hurdles, most recently taking advantage of lower mark in that discipline last May; has been off since later that month and now back with a former trainer; stamina and fitness to prove.

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

0

9

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Diligent

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Mary Sanderson

in touch with leaders, lost ground before 2nd, in rear before 6th

20/1

2nd

2

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Newton Abbot

Diligent

12st 0lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Mary Sanderson

jumped right on occasions, led, headed 4 out, ridden and no impression from 2 out

15/8

4

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:55 Kempton

Diligent

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Mary Sanderson

Multiple winner over jumps in 2021 and 2022; best effort in hunter chases this year when second to notable rival at Wincanton (2m4f, good); behind Gaboriot at Ludlow last time and now goes without usual hood.

3/1

Form: 231-15 D

Last run: 270 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Five chase wins at 2m-3m (on good/good to soft), the latter in a three-runner Ludlow hunter chase last spring; not ruled out on form but he does tend to need the run after a break.

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

Form: 614-4F

Last run: 256 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Won 2m hurdle/2m4f chase for Dan Skelton; he went close in a point for new connections but this competition will be a whole lot harder against more proven stayers.

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

4

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:15 Wincanton

Lakota Warrior

12st 2lb

J: Mr Darren Edwards

T: D Summersby

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser when trained by Dan Skelton; won a point last year and it was a useful hunter chase in which he was beaten only 11l at Taunton recently; may need more here but not dismissed.

20/1

4th

8

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Lakota Warrior

12st 2lb

J: Mr Darren Edwards

T: D Summersby

towards rear, not fluent 6th, some headway before 7th

20/1

7th

6

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

17:05 Taunton

Lakota Warrior

12st 2lb

J: Mr Darren Edwards

T: D Summersby

took keen hold, midfield, mistake 5 out

20/1

Form: 59/2P-

Last run: 572 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Lacks a recent run and has beaten a total of just three rivals in as many point wins; has lots to find against these opponents.

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

9th

12

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:53 Worcester

Golden Poet

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Keiran Burke

Attractive form figures in points but his five wins comprise two walkovers, two matches and a three-runner race; tailed off in a hunter chase in February (only start under rules in last two years); 6lb out of the weights but some of his old form offers hope that he could be competitive.

12/1

8th

7

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

17:05 Taunton

Golden Poet

11st 12lb

J: Miss Alice Procter

T: Keiran Burke

always towards rear, detached when mistake 12th

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £95.00
Straight Forecast £79.50
Trifecta £560.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Not That Fuisse

Telegraph:

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TOPSPEED:

I K Brunel

Daily Mail:

From The Heart

WEST COUNTRY:

Diligent

RP Ratings:

Not That Fuisse

POSTDATA:

Not That Fuisse

The Times:

Not That Fuisse

D Express:

Not That Fuisse

Daily Mirror:

Not That Fuisse

The Sun:

Not That Fuisse

The Star:

Not That Fuisse

Daily Record:

Not That Fuisse

The Guardian:

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