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17:35 Stratford

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Jumping For Fun Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3079.8
  • 2m 0f 213y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Jumping For Fun Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 35/2-1

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Has very good 8-11 strike-rate in points and got off the mark under rules with stylish success at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) ten days ago; not certain to be suited by today's drop back in trip but still respected in current form; usually ridden very patiently.

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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

11/10

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 4210-4 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Smart handicapper at his best and still capable of useful form; won Wincanton hunter chase (2m4f, good) by 13l in March and was very respectable fourth in much stronger race than this at Cheltenham (2m4f, good) last month; will be suited by today's drop back in trip; good chance.

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2nd

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

16:20 Taunton

Magic Saint

12st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

Smart chaser in his prime but last season's win was gained in a 2m4f hunter chase and he ran very poorly when returned to a handicap last June; not easy to weigh up at present and has stamina to prove over new trip here, but has become dangerously well treated.

11/2

4

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 2

15:40 Newton Abbot

Magic Saint

10st 12lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Doesn't look the force of old and only successful once in five hunter chase outings this year; handicapper has given him a chance, however, and much may depend on effect of blinkers (replacing cheekpieces).

13/2

25/1

  • Place: £4.10

Form: P4PU-P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two good-ground hunter chases (2m4f/2m) for David Brace in April 2022 and will go well here if able to recapture that form but hasn't fired for new stable this year.

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7

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Cheltenham

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr David O’Brien

T: David O’Brien

Third in this race in 2022 but has looked out of sorts this year (pulled up all three starts); big leap of faith required to support him.

50/1

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: David O’Brien

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

25/1

Form: 445/P/

Last run: 547 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Gained only career win in low-grade handicap chase in 2020, and returned from a long layoff with three very underwhelming point runs this year; very difficult to enthuse over.

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4th

5

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Avoir De Soins

11st 12lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: S Payne

Minor point form so far and has a lot of ground to make up on Kaproyale on their Stratford form last June; tall order.

150/1

4th

4

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Avoir De Soins

11st 12lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: S Payne

took keen hold, awkward jump 1st, midfield, prominent before 4th

66/1

5

2nd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

13:52 Market Rasen

Avoir De Soins

11st 9lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Signed off for Anthony Honeyball with two below-par efforts towards end of last season but is now only 2lb higher than when winning at Lingfield (2m4f, soft) last November and may have been perked up by the switch to a new stable.

6/1

Form: /442P- D

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Formerly a useful handicapper; came good for current stable with hard-fought point win last month but that form isn't anything to get excited about (even though second has won since); more will be needed on rules return.

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13th

1

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

20:00 Market Rasen

Due Reward

12st 0lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: L J Morgan

Two chase starts since landing a 2m4f point both blighted by a refusal to settle, so some risks attached; current hurdles mark pales next to the mid-130s RPRs he was capable of in Ireland up to mid-2021, however.

7/1

3rd

1

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

15:50 Market Rasen

Due Reward

11st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

took keen hold, prominent, niggled along after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

6/1

Form: 14/5P- D

Last run: 153 days

W: 12st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Free-going front-runner who ended long losing spell in Leicester hunter chase (2m, good to soft) in March last year; can be excused his Newbury handicap defeat in December (soft ground unsuitable) and could take some catching if back on song after a break; back with Georgina Nicholls after one run for Barry Brennen.

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1

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Capitaine

12st 2lb

J: Mr Peter Bryan

T: Georgina Nicholls

didn't always jump with fluency, led, headed but prominent before 5th

7/1

8

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 92y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

Capitaine

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Barry Brennan

Smart in his prime; not nearly so good nowadays but he still made all in a hunter chase at Leicester (2m, good to soft) in March; folded tamely in two subsequent runs in the spring but he's since moved stables and can't be discounted after seven months off from a career-low mark.

33/1

5th

2

27th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Capitaine

12st 2lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Ms Georgina Nicholls

Very useful hurdler/chaser in his prime; first past the post in this race a year ago (disqualified after jockey failed to draw correct weight) and made all in good-quality hunter chase at Leicester (2m, good to soft) in March; spoiled chance by racing far too freely over 2m4f on latest outing but has good claims if he settles better this time.

4/1

Form: /6324/ D

Last run: 459 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Became disappointing for Gary Moore in 2021-22 season and hasn't shown enough in points for new stable this year (five runs).

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6

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Flaminger

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Cherriman

T: Miss H Brookshaw

prominent

66/1

1

21st Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:15 Plumpton

Flaminger

11st 12lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Gary Moore

His three wins have come over much shorter trips; only ran to form once this winter (2m1f here) and there are risks attached now tackling an extended 3m1f; stable also runs Call Off The Dogs.

11/4

4th

5

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 4

15:35 Plumpton

Flaminger

11st 5lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Stays further than this and even over longer trips he would prefer softer ground; was outpaced by the winner over C&D last month and it could be a similar story once more.

4/1

Form: 1/70/ D

Last run: 518 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced since French hurdle win in summer 2020 and managed only third of five when odds-on for conditions point at Bitterley two months ago but today's drop back in trip ought to suit and he's worth a glance in the betting.

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7

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Le Correzien

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: David Brace

didn't jump well, in rear

12/1

13th

5

31st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 3f 30y

13:55 Punchestown

Le Correzien

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won his only start over hurdles in France last year; never counted when last of seven in a conditions event here on first start in Ireland but probably needed that and tried in a tongue-tie now on handicap debut.

10/1

7th

4

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Punchestown

Le Correzien

12st 0lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Gelded son of Sinndar is noteworthy on pedigree; dam unraced half-sister to multiple winners, including the smart Grands Crus, and very capable pair Gevrey Chambertin and Le Richebourg; beat a useful type quite readily over 2m1f on soft on only start in France last year; interesting recruit

5/2

Form: UP/44-

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Did not fulfil his potential when trained by Paul Nicholls and this year's point/hunter chase form for Dawn Ball has been very disappointing.

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9

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

17:35 Stratford

Sending Love

11st 12lb

J: Mr Nathan Rahman

T: Miss Dawn Ball

midfield, lost ground before 4th, dropped to last after 5th, pulled up before 7th

66/1

4th

5

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:45 Warwick

Sending Love

11st 12lb

J: Mr Billy Chatterton

T: Miss Dawn Ball

held up in rear, headway 12th, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, weakened from 3 out

50/1

4th

6

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 5

15:50 Stratford

Sending Love

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Miss Dawn Ball

Quite useful over hurdles for Paul Nicholls but lost his way and hard to warm to here after failing to complete in his recent points.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £49.00
Straight Forecast £50.70
Trifecta £296.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Magic Saint

Telegraph:

Kaproyale

The Star:

Due Reward

D Express:

Kaproyale

RP RATINGS:

Magic Saint

TOPSPEED:

Magic Saint

POSTDATA:

Magic Saint

WEST COUNTRY:

Magic Saint

The Times:

Magic Saint

The Guardian:

Magic Saint

Daily Mail:

Magic Saint

Daily Mirror:

Magic Saint

The Sun:

Magic Saint

Daily Record:

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