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16:15 Fakenham

Soft

William Bulwer Long Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2566.5
  • 3m 0f 38y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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William Bulwer Long Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

11/10 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 11F1-1 D

Last run: 259 days

W: 12st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict

Quality performer back in the day and still prolific in hunter chases, winning four last year including the Horse & Hound Cup at Stratford (3m3f, good) the final time when accounting for a talented Northern Irish raider; likes goodish ground but can handle soft; one to beat.

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

1st

2

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 5

14:00 Newbury

Secret Investor

12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Paul Nicholls

Lightly raced since beating top-notcher Clan Des Obeaux in the Grade 2 Denman here just over three years ago (on good to soft); nothing like as good now but remains prolific in hunter chases and soft ground was against him when a lucky winner at Fakenham last month (Tigerbythetail going best when departing); runs here having bypassed Cheltenham but he wouldn't want the forecast light rain to be anything heavier than that.

5/2

1st

3

16th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:15 Fakenham

Secret Investor

12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Paul Nicholls

Quality performer back in the day and still prolific in hunter chases, winning four last year including the Horse & Hound Cup at Stratford (3m3f, good) the final time when accounting for a talented Northern Irish raider; likes goodish ground but can handle soft; one to beat.

11/10

1st

7

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Secret Investor

12st 0lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, pressed leader before 15th

4/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 535034 C

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Only an 8yo but nothing like the force of old when smart in Ireland; does at least return to rules action after respectable runs in two points.

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

10

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Grand Roi

12st 0lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Mrs J Owen

Only an 8yo but his rating has capitulated during the last two years and his recent form is nowhere near good enough for a test of this magnitude.

100/1

4

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:30 Exeter

Grand Roi

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Mrs J Owen

Grade 2 hurdle winner in 2020 and bits of form in better races than this in recent times; out of sorts in the autumn but he might well have pegged back Forest Chimes at Stratford (2m5f, heavy) last week with a better jump at the last; this stiffer test can suit; can go well.

5/2

2nd

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Grand Roi

11st 12lb

J: Mr Alex Chadwick

T: Mrs J Owen

midfield

11/4

Form: 85/3P-

Last run: 298 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Close up in a recent point but usually struggles in those races these days and he looks outclassed.

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

4th

4

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:50 Exeter

Cooldine Bog

11st 12lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

Useful in his prime and he's run okay in two recent hunter chases, finishing third of five at Fakenham then wasn't far away when hampered and unseating three out at Leicester (2m, soft) last time; however, this 11yo probably needs something extra today and is without a win since May 2019.

16/1

7

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

Cooldine Bog

11st 12lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

No win since May 2019, when taking a 2m1f beginners' chase at Ballinrobe; placed in both starts for this trainer, including when third of five to a stablemate of Cap Du Mathan at Fakenham (80-1, beaten 8l) three weeks ago; others stronger.

12/1

3rd

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:15 Fakenham

Cooldine Bog

11st 12lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

Close up in a recent point but usually struggles in those races these days and he looks outclassed.

66/1

Form: 1F87-U

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Won three of his seven chase starts when trained in France; ran well to a point on hunter chase debut at Warwick but was tired and beaten when unseating late on; has questions to answer for now.

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

2

16th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:15 Fakenham

Cybernetic

12st 6lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Tim Vaughan

held up in rear, headway 5th, pecked on landing 11th, not fluent 12th, mistake 14th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 4 out

25/1

0

1

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Cybernetic

12st 6lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Tim Vaughan

Only a 6yo and he won three of his seven chase starts when trained in France; all his form is on testing ground and his final runs in France were disappointing; could still turn a corner for Tim Vaughan.

12/1

Form: 44333/

Last run: 678 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

0-6 for Olly Murphy; has won seven of his eight points and the defeat came due a late fall when clear; tackles his first hunter chase but only an 8yo and might still be improving.

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

3rd

5

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 5

14:00 Newbury

Tigerbythetail

11st 12lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Mrs G Ellis

Failed to win for Olly Murphy but he's gone 7-8 in points and that would be 8-8 had he not fallen; only 2-1 for his clash with Secret Investor on hunter chase debut at Fakenham (3m, soft) and also had that in the bag when departing at the last fence; clearly improving.

15/8

8

16th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:15 Fakenham

Tigerbythetail

11st 12lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: T Ellis

0-6 for Olly Murphy; has won seven of his eight points and the defeat came due a late fall when clear; tackles his first hunter chase but only an 8yo and might still be improving.

11/8

3rd

5

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 4

16:22 Bangor-on-Dee

Tigerbythetail

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

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Payout
Exacta £49.00
Straight Forecast £60.40
Trifecta £364.00

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