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15:45 Warwick

Good To Soft

Air Wedding Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2053.2
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Air Wedding Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1/73P- D

Last run: 407 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler when trained by Dan Skelton and returns to racing under rules after cruising to 10l point win 11 days ago; still has something to prove over regulation fences but seems very versatile regarding ground and is evidently in good heart.

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3rd

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:05 Fakenham

Firak

12st 6lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Hampered but not unlucky when second dropped back to 2m at Leicester latest (soft); work to do with Rebel Dawn Rising and Janika on last Easter's C&D clash, and Hexham win afterwards might not be infallible proof of his effectiveness at 3m under rules (tired and just held on in slowly run race).

4/1

2nd

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

Firak

12st 6lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Won three times for Nick Pearce last spring, including when value for more than the winning margin at Hexham (3m, soft; 5-2; first-time cheekpieces); yet to fire since returning to Dan Skelton, pulling up in the Walrus at Haydock (2m6f, heavy) three weeks ago; questions to answer, especially at 2m.

9/2

2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Firak

12st 4lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Won two hunter chases last spring (2m4f/3m, soft) and returned from some time off with fair fourth of five in Leicester handicap (2m4f, heavy) in December; could show the benefit of that outing today; possible contender.

13/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 69-63F

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Won heavy-ground point in November and belied 80-1 odds when third (albeit comfortably held) behind two useful rivals in Southwell hunter chase (3m, good) this month; fell at Fakenham a fortnight ago but should cope with today's drop back in trip; might be the answer.

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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: 3946-P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Clear winner of low-grade handicap hurdle for David Dennis last season but this season's point/hunter chase form is uninspiring.

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1st

9

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

17:45 Cheltenham

What A Glance

12st 0lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Tom Britten

Back running well having chased home the useful Deise Aba (runs later) in a point and hunter chase during recent weeks; that form is good enough to get him in contention.

10/1

2nd

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

What A Glance

11st 10lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Tom Britten

Well beaten in both hunter chases last year but ran big race in defeat behind Deise Aba in mixed open point at Lockinge (3m, good) three weeks ago and that performance brings him into the equation here.

9/2

Form: /6UP-4 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Showed some useful form over hurdles for Paul Nicholls but became disappointing for him, and has shown very little in points or a hunter chase for new stable this year.

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9

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Sending Love

11st 12lb

J: Mr Nathan Rahman

T: Miss Dawn Ball

midfield, lost ground before 4th, dropped to last after 5th, pulled up before 7th

66/1

4th

5

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Warwick

Sending Love

11st 12lb

J: Mr Billy Chatterton

T: Miss Dawn Ball

held up in rear, headway 12th, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, weakened from 3 out

50/1

4th

6

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 5

15:50 Stratford

Sending Love

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Miss Dawn Ball

Quite useful over hurdles for Paul Nicholls but lost his way and hard to warm to here after failing to complete in his recent points.

12/1

Form: 99-P6P

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won two run-of-the-mill handicap chases in 2019 but it's a good while since he showed any worthwhile form, and he was struggling from a fairly early stage at Ludlow last week; swaps usual cheekpieces for first-time visor.

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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

Form: /722U/ D

Last run: 923 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Useful hunter chaser for Philip Hobbs a few years ago then had a spell over hurdles in France in 2020; beaten in two-runner point (albeit by a prolific winner) when returning from mammoth absence for new stable 12 days ago and current ability remains hard to gauge.

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6

5th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:17 Cheltenham

Ballotin

11st 12lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Anthony Ward-Thomas

2

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Warwick

Ballotin

11st 12lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Anthony Ward-Thomas

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear after 11th, ridden and no impression after 4 out, pulled up after 3 out

8/1

Form: 7-P34P

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 7yo who was third (albeit beaten about 20l) in much stronger hunter chase than this on British debut at Hereford (2m5f, soft) in January; well beaten twice since, though, and needs a good boost from the first-time blinkers today.

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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

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Payout
Exacta £48.00
Straight Forecast £50.00
Trifecta £188.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Gaboriot

The Times:

Zamparelli

Daily Mail:

Firak

SPOTLIGHT:

Zee Man

Daily Record:

Ballotin

POSTDATA:

Gaboriot

Telegraph:

Gaboriot

D Express:

Gaboriot

The Star:

Gaboriot

The Guardian:

Zamparelli

Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

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