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John Hewitt Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3725.25
  • 3m 0f 30y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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John Hewitt Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

Form: U7F1P-

Last run: 287 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Posted an RPR of 140 over fences in Ireland only two years ago and 134 in winning a Cork hunter chase last April; competitive in Irish points this winter and should go well on stable debut.

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Form: /121-4 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Last spring he won a point and two soft-ground hunter chases; returned to Dan Skelton prior to finishing a close fourth in a handicap at Leicester (2m4f, heavy); looks sure to be involved in this company.

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2

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Firak

12st 4lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Won two hunter chases last spring (2m4f/3m, soft) and returned from some time off with fair fourth of five in Leicester handicap (2m4f, heavy) in December; could show the benefit of that outing today; possible contender.

13/2

Form: P-2424 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a 3m2f heavy-ground handicap chase at Kelso but was beaten a distance at Warwick on his return to hunter chases; that wasn't a bad race and he's entitled to have some say here.

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4th

4

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Just Dont Know

12st 6lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Paul Robson

Should be vulnerable at these weights but at least he comes here on the back of a solid effort in defeat in a 3m2f heavy-ground handicap at Kelso; mostly consistent last season as well.

10/1

2nd

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Just Dont Know

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Paul Robson

Scored over 2m7f on heavy ground here in January and was close/clear second on good ground over that trip here in May; made low-key reappearance here (2m5f) last month but might have needed that outing and will be better suited by today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

Form: 4P14-P D

Last run: 45 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Had some problems since looking so promising earlier in career; won a 2m4f Kempton handicap last season before finishing a remote fourth in the cross-country race at the Cheltenham Festival; however, he ran a laboured race on hunter chase debut after 286 days away and that leaves him with questions to answer.

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2nd

3

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Syd Hosie

Had some problems since looking so promising earlier in career; won a 2m4f Kempton handicap last season before finishing a remote fourth in the cross-country race at the Cheltenham Festival; however, he ran a laboured race on hunter chase debut after 286 days away and that leaves him with questions to answer.

15/2

Form: F/878-

Last run: 287 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Running well when final-fence faller in hunter chase at Ludlow (3m, soft) in January 2022 on rules debut; had a year off after that and has been well beaten in three hurdles since returning; not the easiest to assess right now.

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5th

8

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Havent Time

11st 12lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Miss S McQueen

Two point wins; bang there when falling at the last in a hunter chase at Ludlow (3m, soft) in January 2022 on rules debut, after which he was no better than midfield in three hurdles for Kerry Lee; off since last April.

66/1

Form: /PP-U5 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Hasn't been in the best of form and was always last in a steadily run hunter chase at Ludlow on Wednesday.

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5th

2

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

16:20 Ludlow

Jobsonfire

11st 12lb

J: Mr Benjamin Abbott

T: Sam Allwood

Won three handicap hurdles in 2020; 0-4 over fences and was 150-1 when useating seven out at Warwick in the race Tea Clipper finished second.

33/1

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6

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Jobsonfire

11st 12lb

J: Mr Benjamin Abbott

T: Sam Allwood

Won three handicap hurdles in 2020 and was placed over fences two seasons ago; slim pickings in the meantime and was well beaten in a point when last seen last April.

50/1

Form: PU-P3P D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

A declining force last year and he was pulled up at Warwick when Just Don't Know finished fourth.

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10

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr David O’Brien

T: David O’Brien

A declining force last year and he was pulled up at Warwick; others preferred.

100/1

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7

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr David O’Brien

T: David O’Brien

Placed in hunter chases (2m4f/2m) for David Brace in April 2022 but wasn't in the same form last year and looks vulnerable against the best of these.

33/1

Form: 59/P-5

Last run: 256 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Poor form in two previous runs over regulation fences; has been competitive in his recent points but may struggle here.

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5th

5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

17:15 Cartmel

The Creadan Rogue

12st 0lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: J J O’Shea

Failed to finish first three points for this trainer (favourite in two of them) but has got his act together since; won in the fastest time on the card at Tabley last month and just beaten by a rival completing a four-timer at that track last Sunday; pulled up in only Irish hunter chase (for Gordon Elliott) but should go very close here.

5/2

9

16th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

20:00 Killarney

The Creadan Rogue

11st 7lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Gordon Elliott

15/2

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Verdict

Still only a 10yo, the ex-Irish DINNY LACEY has some back-class and he’s been mixing it with respected opposition in this winter’s points. Regarding the most likely dangers, Firak has a little less to prove than Lieutentant Rocco.[Alistair Jones]