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Remembering Gabe Mahon Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3593.1
  • 4m 0f 97y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Remembering Gabe Mahon Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.60
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 12/22-

Last run: 343 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

This year's point form is encouraging (beaten by Festival hero Premier Magic before winning next time) and he has a massive shout on last year's hunter chase form, which included a near miss in this race before finishing 4l off the smart Vaucelet at Stratford; also beat Shantou Flyer the year before; plenty of positives provided conditions remain good.

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Verdict Starting price

3

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Law Of Gold

12st 1lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

Neck second (to Coup De Pinceau) and runaway winner in the last two renewals of this race, and mugged Fier Jaguen (runs 4:35) close home last time to take his record at High Easter to 3-3; major player again for a trainer 11-18 with all point and hunter chase runners since February.

15/8

5

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Law Of Gold

12st 0lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

towards rear, hit 12th

7/2

6/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: /5231- C

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 4lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Disappointing favourite in this 12 months ago when behind Law Of Gold, who also beat him the previous May; however, he wasn't at his best on either of those occasions and this year he bids to enhance an excellent Cheltenham record after finishing third in last month's big one before impressing at Exeter; unproven over this far but the negatives stop there.

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6th

10

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Shantou Flyer

12st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: S Loxton

Festival regular having made the frame in the Ultima, a Kim Muir and three editions of this race (beaten 3l by Premier Magic 12 months ago); warmed up for another crack with his sixth point win 12 days ago; however, now a 14yo, his chance of getting his hands on the treasured trophy has surely passed.

33/1

5th

5

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Shantou Flyer

12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: S Loxton

raced in second, pressed leader from 3rd

9/4

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: /3581-

Last run: 248 days

W: 12st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Had plenty of good and bad days in handicap chases for Fergal O'Brien; others in here had higher marks when at their peak but he's been in good nick in points and he'll stay the trip, which could count for a lot.

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4th

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:55 Ludlow

Cheltenam De Vaige

11st 7lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Multiple chase/point winner who easily capitalised upon good opportunity in weak novice hurdle at Stratford (2m6f, good) in August; faces tough task against some promising young rivals here, though.

12/1

Form: 24U9P/

Last run: 407 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Always had a touch of the slows when competing in some decent staying chasers for Charlie Longsdon; recent point wins have come over 3m6f (beating Cheltenam De Vaige) and 4m1f so he'll be boxing on when others have perhaps cried enough; each-way claims.

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4th

8

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Just Your Type

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Max Comley

in touch with leaders, led 12th, mistake 19th, prominent when headed 22nd, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

13/2

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Just Your Type

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Has returned to marathon trips the last twice, unseating mid-race in the Surrey National at Lingfield then well-held ninth in the Eider at Newcastle; now drops back in class off a very handy mark with Lilly Pinchin taking off 5lb; good chance on best form.

6/1

9th

14

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle

Just Your Type

10st 7lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Charlie Longsdon

Ran creditably in this race in 2019; not the most consistent but minor honours in his two completions this term and has a competitive mark.

12/1

Form: /P6P5-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Has no obvious claims on what he's shown in points or under rules.

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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: 36P2P/

Last run: 413 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer/hurdler; unlucky not to have won over fences but since pulling up in the big one here in March 2022 (66-1) he's been well held in two points; easy to look elsewhere.

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3rd

2

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

17:00 Huntingdon

Desire De Joie

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: N R W Wright

Last of three in a point last month, after a layoff, and well beaten in 4m Cheltenham hunter chase 18 days ago but is back in calmer waters here and will be hard to beat if somewhere near the form of his close second at Doncaster (3m2f, soft) in early 2022.

5/1

6th

7

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Desire De Joie

11st 12lb

J: Mr Archie Wright

T: N R W Wright

midfield, weakened after 21st, tailed off

14/1

5

18th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Desire De Joie

12st 0lb

J: Mr Archie Wright

T: N R W Wright

His form in Irish handicap chases last summer is no great advertisement for his prospects and he was nabbed on the line when returning to rules action in a 3m2f hunter chase at Doncaster (soft); jumped well and that should stand him in good stead, but he doesn't look up to this.

33/1

Form: 40/43-

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

It wasn't all that long ago when he was showing useful form in staying chases for Kim Bailey and Nicky Henderson; well beaten in two hunter chases this year before taking a very winnable point last month; probably up against it.

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5

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Another Venture

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Daly

T: Miss E McGarty-Jones

prominent, weakened after 22nd, hit 23rd, pulled up before 3 out

25/1

3rd

3

2nd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 6

16:10 Wincanton

Another Venture

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Daly

T: Miss E McGarty-Jones

led, pushed along after 4 out, ridden when mistake and headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out

20/1

4th

6

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Another Venture

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Daly

T: Miss E McGarty-Jones

Ex-Nicky Henderson; third in a Cheltenham handicap in November 2021 (3m1f, good) before finishing second in a hunter chase at Ludlow; in the reckoning if hitting the ground running for new yard.

10/1

Form: P2/P4/

Last run: 409 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

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8th

6

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Broadclyst

11st 12lb

J: Miss Pippa Glanville

T: Mrs L Glanville

Has won his share of points but was beaten when falling in the latest; 0-17 over regulation fences and others are much preferred.

66/1

3

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Broadclyst

12st 0lb

J: Miss Pippa Glanville

T: Mrs L Glanville

midfield, shaken up and lost ground after 8th, not fluent and reminder 13th, soon pushed along

16/1

6

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Broadclyst

11st 12lb

J: Miss Pippa Glanville

T: Mrs L Glanville

Form: 44638/

Last run: 400 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

When at his best (won two handicap chases) he was way inferior to some of these and this looks too big an ask, despite holding his own in recent points.

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4th

5

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

20:20 Cartmel

Kilbrew Boy

12st 0lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Dual winner chaser at 2m4f and won a three-runner point over 3m in February; pulled up in Cheltenham hunter chase last time (4m, good; never travelled); others appeal more

16/1

9

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Kilbrew Boy

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

slowly away, always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

33/1

8th

3

31st Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

17:35 Wetherby

Kilbrew Boy

11st 5lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: Ben Case

Won a chase off 15lb higher at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in December 2020 but very patchy record since, over fences and hurdles; well-held third behind World Trip at Huntingdon last time; others more convincing.

16/1

Form: P35/4-

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Had some useful staying chase form in early 2021 when with Olly Murphy but plenty of water has passed under the bridge since; minor claims.

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10

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Port Of Mars

11st 12lb

J: Mr Myles Osborne

T: M Osborne

always behind, struggling from 21st, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

66/1

4th

2

23rd Apr 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

17:15 Stratford

Port Of Mars

11st 10lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: M Osborne

Lightly raced under rules; had some useful staying chase form in early 2021 but he wasn't in the same form last spring and subsequent point runs cast some doubt as to what he's capable of these days.

12/1

5th

1

5th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

13:40 Southwell

Port Of Mars

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won at Hereford (3m1f, soft) last winter on his third chase start and he's well handicapped on that form, but he has struggled in his four outings this season and needs the cheekpieces to have a positive effect.

13/2

Form: 1/P/P/

Last run: 1518 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Winless since taking a 3m2f handicap chase in 2018 when with Dan Skelton; in fairness, he's not had much racing since, but he's very much an outsider here.

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11

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Potters Approach

11st 12lb

J: Miss Amy Bennallick

T: Patricia Shaw

jumped left throughout, always behind, pulled up before 20th

66/1

Form: 5P420-

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Form: /P/21/

Last run: 716 days

W: 11st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Smart chaser back in the day for Nicky Henderson and was runner-up in a 3m2f event at this fixture two years ago; a year on the sidelines would appear to have dimmed his powers judged on his recent shortcomings in points.

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13

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Sugar Baron

11st 12lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: N R W Wright

led, headed after 3rd, midfield 7th, struggling from 20th, weakened 22nd, pulled up after 3 out

10/1

Form: PP-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in a different race at this meeting 12 months ago; only an 8yo and has won both his points on either side of getting stuck in the mud in a hunter chase at Carlisle; could run well but ultimately come up short.

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4th

5

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

17:10 Leicester

The Whistle Blower

11st 12lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Jonathan Robert Barlow

Five point wins, including on heavy, from 16 attempts but he has struggled over regulation fences and his last of four finishers at Huntingdon last May (2m7f, good) was a remote one; up against it.

16/1

4th

8

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

17:00 Huntingdon

The Whistle Blower

11st 12lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Jonathan Robert Barlow

Front-runner with 5-15 strike-rate in points; ran very well in competitive 4m hunter chase at Cheltenham (good) last month, albeit he was tired when pulled up just after home turn; could take some catching here.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £51.00
Straight Forecast £43.90
Trifecta £312.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Shantou Flyer

SPOTLIGHT:

Law Of Gold

D Express:

Just Your Type

The Sun:

Just Your Type

RP RATINGS:

Law Of Gold

The Times:

Law Of Gold

Daily Mirror:

Law Of Gold

POSTDATA:

Shantou Flyer

WEST COUNTRY:

Shantou Flyer

Telegraph:

Shantou Flyer

The Guardian:

Shantou Flyer

Daily Mail:

Shantou Flyer

The Star:

Shantou Flyer

Daily Record:

Shantou Flyer