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Ineos Grenadier Mixed Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £5133
  • 3m 2f 70y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Ineos Grenadier Mixed Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.73
  • Place: £1.30

Form: /3P/1- CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Failed to give his running when only 25-1 for the big hunter chase here in 2022 but he made amends last month at odds of 66-1; there was no fluke about that on the back of three point wins and he should be hard to beat.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Premier Magic

12st 4lb

J: Mr Bradley Gibbs

T: Bradley Gibbs

Never threatened to make a successful defence of his Festival crown here in March but there was no fluke about his 66-1 success 12 months earlier which he followed up with a comfortable win in this race (on good ground); if anywhere approaching his best he'll be tough to beat.

5/4

6

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Premier Magic

12st 0lb

J: Mr Bradley Gibbs

T: Bradley Gibbs

66-1 winner of this 12 months ago (soft) but there was no fluke about that in repelling the rallying Its On The Line having got lonely after the final fence when in command; after winning his three subsequent starts (hunter chase here and two points), there's no reason to believe he won't be as good in his defence; age is no barrier to success in this race; the cheekpieces in which he's unbeaten are back on (missing in this year's points).

13/2

1st

4

5th May 2023

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:35 Cheltenham

Premier Magic

12st 4lb

J: Mr Bradley Gibbs

T: Bradley Gibbs

Failed to give his running when only 25-1 for the big hunter chase here in 2022 but he made amends last month at odds of 66-1; there was no fluke about that on the back of three point wins and he should be hard to beat.

4/6

7/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: /P4BU- BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won his fifth point last month and would have followed up at Fakenham (3m, soft) had he not unseated his rider at the last fence; front-runner who can serve it up to these but worrying that he ran so disappointingly at this meeting 12 months ago.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Rebel Dawn Rising

12st 1lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

midfield, headway to lead 8th, headed 3 out, led again after 2 out, soon idled and ridden, edged left final 110yds, stayed on

7/2

10th

15

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Rebel Dawn Rising

12st 0lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

Couldn't lay a glove on last season's Cheltenham hero Premier Magic when they clashed there last May and a good few of these would have won the Fakenham hunter chase he landed a month ago, and probably a lot more easily; should things go his way he could make the frame, but that might be the limit of his ambitions.

25/1

1st

5

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:05 Fakenham

Rebel Dawn Rising

12st 0lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

Brought down early in this contest last year, but would have thrashed Janika and Firak back here at Easter (soft) without unseating at the last; unseen since chasing home Premier Magic at Cheltenham last May, but has twice defied absences of over 250 days.

2/1

Form: 510/U- D

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

The last to finish when second in his latest point; was 150-1 for the hunter chase here at the Festival won by Premier Magic and he was well on the retreat when unseating; he's better than that - was beaten only 3.5l by the winner in a point at Christmas - but likely to be playing for the places.

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5th

5

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:15 Wincanton

Myth Buster

12st 2lb

J: Miss Lily Bradstock

T: Mrs Sara V Bradstock

Has won over regulation fences and was close up behind the smart hunter chaser Shantou Flyer in a point two months ago; could go well, though it's a bit late in the day to be trying new headgear.

8/1

Form: P/13P- CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won this 12 months ago and followed it with a decent third behind the talented Vaucelet at Stratford; would have found the ground too soft when pulled up behind Premier Magic here last month and he was a shorter price than the winner; respected.

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6th

4

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

18:05 Stratford

Dandy Dan

11st 10lb

J: Miss Lauren Keen-Hawkins

T: J Bourne

Produced very good performance to win at Cheltenham (3m2f, good) last April and was placed in the big race here a few weeks later; yet to scale the same heights this year but proved his wellbeing in a recent, three-runner point and will be a danger to all if somewhere close to his best.

7/1

4th

1

5th May 2023

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:35 Cheltenham

Dandy Dan

12st 4lb

J: Miss Lauren Keen-Hawkins

T: J Bourne

Won this 12 months ago and followed it with a decent third behind the talented Vaucelet at Stratford; would have found the ground too soft when pulled up behind Premier Magic here last month and he was a shorter price than the winner; respected.

8/1

2

11th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:15 Exeter

Dandy Dan

12st 2lb

J: Miss Lauren Keen-Hawkins

T: J Bourne

Had a bright spell last spring, looking good when winning over 3m2f at Cheltenham in April (good) and another sound effort followed at Stratford; soft ground not ideal in the big one at Cheltenham (pulled up) in March but would have every chance on best form.

9/2

Form: /P634/

Last run: 384 days

W: 12st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Quite a useful chaser for Alastair Ralph; has won his last two points but he was tailed off behind Premier Magic in December and looks up against it.

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6th

5

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Encounter A Giant

12st 1lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Tom Britten

It wasn't the first time that Premier Magic has had his number when tailed off in this 12 months ago and he suffered the same fate in his latest point.

25/1

5th

5

5th May 2023

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:35 Cheltenham

Encounter A Giant

12st 1lb

J: Mr Henry Crow

T: Tom Britten

Quite a useful chaser for Alastair Ralph; has won his last two points but he was tailed off behind Premier Magic in December and looks up against it.

12/1

Form: 0P/61- D

Last run: 68 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Wins his share of points but he was 40-1 when finishing tailed off behind Dandy Dan in this 12 months ago; others are preferred.

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6th

7

5th May 2023

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:35 Cheltenham

Trappist Monk

12st 1lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: R W Varnham

Wins his share of points but he was 40-1 when finishing tailed off behind Dandy Dan in this 12 months ago; others are preferred.

25/1

1st

4

26th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

16:00 Fontwell

Trappist Monk

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: R W Varnham

prominent, disputed lead from 13th, led narrowly 15th, pushed along from 2 out, ridden and went clear run-in

7/2

6th

12

29th Apr 2022

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:25 Cheltenham

Trappist Monk

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: R W Varnham

OUR TIP

Form: 5P1/6/

Last run: 734 days

W: 12st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Useful handicap chaser when with Tom Lacey; only 1-8 in points and was hammered by Myth Buster in the penultimate one; has others to worry about here.

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3

5th May 2023

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:35 Cheltenham

Polydora

12st 4lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Alan Hill

Useful handicap chaser when with Tom Lacey; only 1-8 in points and was hammered by Myth Buster in the penultimate one; has others to worry about here.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £49.00
Straight Forecast £51.90
Trifecta £260.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Premier Magic

D Express:

Rebel Dawn Rising

Telegraph:

Myth Buster

The Sun:

Dandy Dan

RP RATINGS:

Premier Magic

TOPSPEED:

Premier Magic

POSTDATA:

Premier Magic

The Times:

Premier Magic

The Guardian:

Premier Magic

Daily Mail:

Premier Magic

Daily Mirror:

Premier Magic

The Star:

Premier Magic

Daily Record:

Premier Magic