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16:53 Ludlow

Good To Soft

Magnus-Allcroft Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3387.78
  • 2m 7f 171y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Magnus-Allcroft Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

8/13 (Won)

  • Win: £1.62
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1/611F D

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Went absent for 650 days after beating Clan Des Obeaux in a Grade 2 chase at Newbury in February 2021; clearly not the horse he was back then but he won his two hunter chases fairly comfortably before coming down early in the big one at Cheltenham (18-1); very much the one to beat at this lower level; front-runner.

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

Secret Investor

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

Secret Investor

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

Secret Investor

12st 0lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, pressed leader before 15th

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 31-156 CD

Last run: 64 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Odds-on when winning a weaker renewal (only three ran) 12 months ago, beating Bletchley Castle by 39l; followed up at Cheltenham a week later but has been off his game in his only two subsequent appearances.

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: 6/7PP3 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Classy handicapper at his best but a 13yo now; repeat of his form on hunter chase debut at Newbury (2m7f, soft) is unlikely to get him home in front here unless Secret Investor fluffs his lines but he may be best of the rest.

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

6th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

17:00 Newbury

Crosspark

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Resurgent 14yo who was winning for the first time since the 4m Eider of 2019 when making all over 2m7f at Huntingdon in November (good; fine on softer); only beaten a neck at Market Rasen (3m4f) on Boxing Day and he's able when fresh; can go well.

6/1

Form: /04P-3 D

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a Class 5 handicap chase at Fakenham in January latest and rates a very unlikely winner of this.

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

4th

6

31st May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Warwick

Stay Out Of Court

10st 5lb

J: Miss Jessica Milly Smith

T: Julian Smith

Plugged on for modest third in marathon handicap chase on rules return in January and can be excused last month's hunter chase defeat (tough task); will be suited by the forecast fast ground but it's hard to gauge what this 12yo is capable of over hurdles nowadays; others preferred.

25/1

4th

6

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:53 Ludlow

Stay Out Of Court

11st 12lb

J: Miss Jessica Milly Smith

T: Julian Smith

held up in rear, pushed along 11th, struggling when mistake 3 out

50/1

3rd

6

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

12:35 Fakenham

Stay Out Of Court

11st 1lb

J: Miss Jessica Milly Smith

T: Julian Smith

Fast-ground 3m chase winner in 2021 when with Adrian Wintle; ran only in points in 2022, winning one over 3m2f and unseating in the most recent of them in November; 5lb below that win in 2021 for this return to rules but others preferred.

20/1

Form: 134/25

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Justified favouritism without too much fuss in a recent point (2m5f, good); tailed off in a Stratford hunter chase only last month but his second to the now useful rules performer Twig at Worcester last May was a notable effort.

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

4

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:53 Ludlow

Arthurs Sixpence

11st 12lb

J: Mr Peter Bryan

T: Ms Georgina Nicholls

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, dropped to rear 4th, pushed along 11th, ridden and no impression before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

7/1

4

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Arthurs Sixpence

11st 12lb

J: Mr Peter Bryan

T: Ms Georgina Nicholls

Fair handicap chaser who was clear second behind useful rival on hunter chase debut at Worcester (2m7f, good) last spring; tailed off when reappearing at Southwell last month but a bad jumping error didn't help matters and he might have needed the run anyway.

9/2

5th

8

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:25 Southwell

Arthurs Sixpence

11st 12lb

J: Mr Peter Bryan

T: Ms Georgina Nicholls

prominent, lost ground but in touch with leaders from 6th

7/1

Form: 26666- D

Last run: 504 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won a low-grade handicap chase at Wetherby three years ago, his sole success in 26 starts under rules; should be outclassed by the best of these.

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

7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:53 Ludlow

The Dawn Man

11st 12lb

J: Mr Scott Malson

T: Callum Bickers-Price

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear before 12th, ridden and no impression before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out

100/1

6th

12

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

13:50 Hexham

The Dawn Man

10st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Michael Scudamore

Southern trainer's northern raiders are worth a second look, and he's well treated on form as recent as June, but this 10yo has been soundly beaten on his last three starts and needs to up his game.

10/1

6th

18

17th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:10 Ffos Las

The Dawn Man

10st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Michael Scudamore

Respectable second over C&D in June but has failed to match that form in two runs since; only 1-24 under rules; chance partly depends on how well he responds to first-time cheekpieces, with tongue-tie reapplied.

20/1

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Straight Forecast £39.40
Trifecta £74.00

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