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17:00 Huntingdon

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Racing TV Novices’ Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2361.18
  • 2m 7f 129y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Racing TV Novices’ Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 035/2-

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

8-11 in points since spring 2021, the latest win gained in good-ground open at Kimble (2m4f) last month; very respectable second when back under rules at Stratford (2m6f, good to soft) a fortnight later and has a significant role to play here too.

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

5th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Kaproyale

12st 6lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Francesca Poste

held up in rear

11/10

2nd

3

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Kaproyale

12st 6lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Francesca Poste

Multiple point wins; no match for emphatic winner on rules debut at Stratford but breezed through at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) and would have beaten a good rival more easily but for ploughing through the last at Stratford (2m1f) the following month; open to improvement.

5/1

1st

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Kaproyale

12st 0lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Francesca Poste

towards rear

2/1

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33/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

0-6 in points and probably didn't achieve a great deal when second in two maidens this spring; looks up against it on today's rules debut.

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

3rd

4

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Dunworley

11st 10lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

prominent, pressed leader when not fluent 4th, lost ground but in touch with leaders 7th, not fluent 13th, lost ground when not fluent 15th

20/1

7th

3

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Dunworley

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Seductively handicapped if the RPR of 102 for last May's C&D novice hunter chase second (good) is taken as gospel; way below that level over both obstacles since, but the return to a sound surface offers hope.

25/1

Form: 6P2P/6 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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: PP-P

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

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.

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

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

Form: 8/61F-

Last run: 71 days

W: 12st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler in his prime; 0-6 in points/hunter chases for current stable but lost out only by a head when clear second to a good horse in open point three weeks ago, and that piece of form makes him of interest.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:35 Warwick

Homme Dun Soir

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Billy Aprahamian

Well treated on best Irish form; placed in his first two starts for new yard but ran poorly the last twice; chance partly depends on how well he responds to new headgear.

14/1

6th

1

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:55 Huntingdon

Homme Dun Soir

12st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Billy Aprahamian

Well beaten at Plumpton in February on soft ground he should have handled and has to bounce back; however, before that he'd run encouraging races on his first two starts for this yard and is not discounted.

12/1

Form: /4/22-

Last run: 371 days

W: 11st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Teenager who has excellent 12-23 strike-rate in points and ran well from the front when second in this race a year ago (good ground); well beaten in both his points this spring, though, and returns here with a bit to prove.

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

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

17:00 Huntingdon

Just Cause

11st 12lb

J: Mr Rupert Stearn

T: Mrs J Owen

Teenager who has excellent 12-23 strike-rate in points and ran well from the front when second in this race a year ago (good ground); well beaten in both his points this spring, though, and returns here with a bit to prove.

10/1

2nd

3

17th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 6

20:22 Huntingdon

Just Cause

11st 12lb

J: Mr Rupert Stearn

T: J P Owen

2nd

4

4th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 133y

Class 5

16:20 Kelso

Just Cause

11st 12lb

J: Mr Rupert Stearn

T: J P Owen

Form: P-

Last run: 389 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

5-25 in points, the latest win gained in February; has suffered a significant dip in form in recent weeks, though, and was pulled up when favourite for race in which Homme D'un Soir went close three weeks ago.

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

6

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

17:00 Huntingdon

Mr Snuffles

11st 12lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Miss Laura Richardson

5-25 in points, the latest win gained in February; has suffered a significant dip in form in recent weeks, though, and was pulled up when favourite for race in which Homme D'un Soir went close three weeks ago.

12/1

8

29th Apr 2022

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:35 Cheltenham

Mr Snuffles

11st 10lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Miss Laura Richardson

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Payout
Exacta £152.00
Straight Forecast £158.40
Trifecta £577.00

Selections

The Times:

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SPOTLIGHT:

The Whistle Blower

The Star:

Desire De Joie

D Express:

Just Cause

Telegraph:

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