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KTDA Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3593.1
  • 3m 1f 56y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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KTDA Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 455/5-

Last run: 359 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Some ability in four starts for Olly Murphy and has hit the ground running in points, winning all four (over 3m on ground ranging from soft to good); the last three were uncompetitive (odds-on each time) but he looks a 6yo on the upgrade.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Fairly Famous

12st 1lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Mrs G Ellis

Made it 4-5 in points two months ago at Charm Park and before then was favourite to beat the subsequent Cheltenham Festival winner Sine Nomine at Wetherby (soft, heavy in places) where he reportedly found the ground too testing; having won easily at this meeting 12 months ago he's a strong contender.

7/2

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Fairly Famous

12st 2lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: T Ellis

Won four points in a row last season (3m, good-soft) before easy win on hunter chase debut at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) last May; runner-up in a point on return to action in December and this 7yo could have more to offer; firmly in calculations.

2/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4/134/ CD

Last run: 459 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won over 2m4f at this meeting two years ago and later that year took the very notable scalp of recent Aintree hero Famous Clermont; good to see him win his latest point so comfortably after more than a year off; major player.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

5th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

18:00 Cheltenham

Marcle Ridge

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Mrs Lucy Smith

jumped right on occasions, led, headed 2 out, soon ridden, no extra from last

2/1

4th

4

31st Jan 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

Marcle Ridge

11st 6lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Mrs Lucy Smith

Not his first win around Cheltenham when scoring over 2m4f there by 11l last April and confirmed his current wellbeing with a recent point win; good each-way claims.

4/1

Form: /22P3-

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Second in this last year and ran well behind a useful one at Wetherby in February, after which he won another point; his run here in March is easily forgiven but Exeter last time was very flat; contender if back on song.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

Form: 1/1/1- CD

Last run: 371 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Winning this for the second year running when narrowly denying Moratorium 12 months ago; 0-4 in points subsequently but returning here can only be a good thing; cheekpieces replaced by a visor.

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4th

8

5th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

18:00 Cheltenham

Trio For Rio

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

prominent, pushed along from 14th, ridden after 15th, kept on until no extra after last

5/2

1st

9

29th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

17:50 Cheltenham

Trio For Rio

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Form: 8/422/

Last run: 631 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Went close at Tramore in August 2021 on his only previous run over regulation fences; consistent in points and comfortably justified favouritism in the latest (2m5f, good to soft); an 8yo with low mileage and could easily have a career best in him.

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Verdict Starting price

1

5th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

18:00 Cheltenham

Bloodstone

12st 0lb

J: Mr George Henderson

T: J H Henderson

prominent, not fluent 3rd, dropped to rear 13th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 63/25-

Last run: 67 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in one of his two handicap chases for Ben Pauling but didn't offer much in a 2m4f point three weeks ago; bit to find on the figures and now goes in cheekpieces.

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2

5th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

18:00 Cheltenham

Bobby Bow

12st 0lb

J: Mr Oliver Boyden

T: Miss P S Topley

prominent, ridden after 4 out, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

20/1

5th

2

27th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:15 Ayr

Bobby Bow

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Very lightly raced since winning hurdle debut in 2020 but, following a long absence, recovered from early stumble and ran big race in defeat on chasing debut at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy) last month; may not be ideally suited by today's faster ground but still a major player.

7/2

2nd

4

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 4

14:00 Ffos Las

Bobby Bow

11st 10lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Won an Irish maiden point in 2019; added a maiden hurdle at Hexham (2m4f, heavy) in November 2020 on rules debut, so can go well fresh, and he was back to that form when third in a handicap at Carlisle in April 2021; absent since but his stable has been going very well.

4/1

Form: 3459P-

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Bumper/point winner who went 0-12 over hurdles and was pulled up on his recent debut over regulation fences in a hunter chase at Taunton, albeit a good one; probably up against it.

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5

5th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

18:00 Cheltenham

Let Me Entertain U

12st 0lb

J: Mr J J Murphy-Knight

T: Michael Scudamore

slowly away, raced in last throughout, detached 12th, pulled up after 17th, never going well

25/1

2

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Let Me Entertain U

11st 12lb

J: Mr J J Murphy-Knight

T: Michael Scudamore

prominent, pushed along from 10th, became detached after 11th, weakened 4 out, tailed off

20/1

9th

4

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

11:50 Wetherby

Let Me Entertain U

11st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Michael Scudamore

in rear

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £94.00
Straight Forecast £84.60
Trifecta £372.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Marcle Ridge

The Times:

Trio For Rio

D Express:

Fairly Famous

Telegraph:

Bobby Bow

Daily Mirror:

Moratorium

The Star:

Trio For Rio

RP RATINGS:

Marcle Ridge

POSTDATA:

Marcle Ridge

WEST COUNTRY:

Marcle Ridge

The Guardian:

Marcle Ridge

Daily Mail:

Marcle Ridge

The Sun:

Marcle Ridge

Daily Record:

Marcle Ridge