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Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Walrus Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £7699.5
  • 2m 6f 54y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Walrus Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: /P003-

Last run: 333 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Very useful for Henry de Bromhead in his heyday and showed considerable spark when third at Clonmel last March on final run for that trainer; non-runner when due to make hunter chase debut at Fakenham yesterday; respected.

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18

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Spyglass Hill

12st 0lb

J: Mr James King

T: R Pallas

Classy customer in his pomp for Henry de Bromhead and his final run in Ireland last March was highly respectable; back from near enough a year out to make a successful hunter chase debut at Haydock (2m6f, heavy); the fourth in that race filled the same berth at Cheltenham last month (beaten about 12l) and this 11yo could strip a whole lot fitter this time; respected.

5/1

1st

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Spyglass Hill

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: R Pallas

Very useful for Henry de Bromhead in his heyday and showed considerable spark when third at Clonmel last March on final run for that trainer; non-runner when due to make hunter chase debut at Fakenham yesterday; respected.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Three wins (3m, soft/good to soft) from his eight point starts and this 6yo may be able to make his mark under rules; however, this is a useful hunter chase and it remains to be seen if he's up to such a level.

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1st

1

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Iskandar Pecos

12st 0lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Miss Hannah Roach

Has done well in points these last 12 months and has continued the good work in hunter chases, comfortably justifying odds-on in a weak one at Leicester a month ago (2m4f, heavy); unlike some of these, he looks a good bet to give his true running.

6/5

1st

3

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

17:10 Leicester

Iskandar Pecos

11st 12lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Miss Hannah Roach

Winner of three of his last five points but greatly exceeded that form when running a valiant second at Haydock (2m6f, heavy) ten days ago, despite fumbling a few jumps on his first run over regulation fences; had a hard race there but that's offset by the big drop in class.

1/5

2nd

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Iskandar Pecos

11st 12lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Miss Hannah Roach

Three wins (3m, soft/good to soft) from his eight point starts and this 6yo may be able to make his mark under rules; however, this is a useful hunter chase and it remains to be seen if he's up to such a level.

10/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2-151

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

7yo who easily won a hunter chase at Cheltenham (3m2f, good) last May and beat some talented rivals in a hunter chase at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) 16 days ago; two of his five point-to-point wins have come on soft ground; could play a leading role in this follow-up bid.

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7

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Quintins Man

12st 0lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

Progressive 7yo who secured C&D honours at the hunter chase meeting here last May (good) and he was too good for useful opposition on good to soft at Wincanton in February (3m1f); 2m6f looked an inadequate test at Haydock last time, even on heavy; two of his five point wins have come on soft; not without hope of joining the party.

22/1

3rd

3

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Quintins Man

12st 4lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

7yo who easily won a hunter chase at Cheltenham (3m2f, good) last May and beat some talented rivals in a hunter chase at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) 16 days ago; two of his five point-to-point wins have come on soft ground; could play a leading role in this follow-up bid.

11/4

1st

6

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:15 Wincanton

Quintins Man

12st 2lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

Strong stayer (3m4f point winner) and chose a good day to get off the mark under rules when winning over 3m2f at Cheltenham's hunter chase meeting last May; beaten in two points this winter (latest 11 days ago) but he'll be running on.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 248821 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

11yo who has thrived for the switch to hunter chases for his new yard, coming clear with a useful opponent when winning at Warwick (3m, soft) last month; solid claims.

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4th

2

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 0lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Has done well since switched to hunter chases for his new yard but his Warwick win (3m, soft) came at the expense of a frustrating horse who looked in command only to stop to nothing on the run-in; heavy ground was no good to this 11yo last time when behind Quintin's Man; placed at best if he's lucky.

50/1

4th

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

11yo who has thrived for the switch to hunter chases for his new yard, coming clear with a useful opponent when winning at Warwick (3m, soft) last month; solid claims.

7/2

1st

2

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

DJango

12st 6lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Infuriatingly hard to predict for David Pipe but he's a thorough stayer who ran surprisingly well on his hunter chase debut at Taunton (2m5f, soft); if taking that form at face value he must have a chance.

14/1

Form: 4P43-3

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

12yo who was soundly beaten in third on stable debut in a hunter chase at Wetherby a fortnight ago, but may have needed that first run since last March; major player if tapping back into his useful handicap chase form.

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22

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Windsor Avenue

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Teal

T: Jack Teal

Has some strong handicap form but he was pulled up on his previous run over these fences in the Topham two years ago and his recent hunter chase efforts were unconvincing, beaten by Spyglass Hill and Gaboriot the last twice.

66/1

2nd

6

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

Windsor Avenue

12st 6lb

J: Mr Jack Teal

T: Jack Teal

Very much of interest judged on last season's strong handicap chase form but this 12yo was well below that level in two hunter chases last month, and needs to raise his game.

8/1

5th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Windsor Avenue

12st 4lb

J: Mr Jack Teal

T: Jack Teal

12yo who was soundly beaten in third on stable debut in a hunter chase at Wetherby a fortnight ago, but may have needed that first run since last March; major player if tapping back into his useful handicap chase form.

7/1

Form: /121-4

Last run: 66 days

W: 12st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

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.

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3rd

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:05 Fakenham

Firak

12st 6lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Hampered but not unlucky when second dropped back to 2m at Leicester latest (soft); work to do with Rebel Dawn Rising and Janika on last Easter's C&D clash, and Hexham win afterwards might not be infallible proof of his effectiveness at 3m under rules (tired and just held on in slowly run race).

4/1

2nd

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

Firak

12st 6lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

Won three times for Nick Pearce last spring, including when value for more than the winning margin at Hexham (3m, soft; 5-2; first-time cheekpieces); yet to fire since returning to Dan Skelton, pulling up in the Walrus at Haydock (2m6f, heavy) three weeks ago; questions to answer, especially at 2m.

9/2

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: /246/1 D

Last run: 260 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has won his last five, namely four point-to-points and one hunter chase; it's hard to knock that record but they were all on good ground and others in this line-up possess stronger rules form; improvement needed.

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5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Captain Biggles

12st 1lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: T Ellis

Has won his last five, namely four point-to-points and one hunter chase; it's hard to knock that record but they were all on good ground and others in this line-up possess stronger rules form; improvement needed.

11/2

1st

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

20:05 Stratford

Captain Biggles

11st 12lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: T Ellis

prominent, not fluent 4th

15/8

6th

3

29th Mar 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Uttoxeter

Captain Biggles

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Four wins from his 14 point starts but he's been beaten on his last five outings in that sphere and is probably vulnerable on this rules debut.

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8

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 54y

Class 3

16:55 Haydock

Willewonga

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Miss Hannah Roach

Four wins from his 14 point starts but he's been beaten on his last five outings in that sphere and is probably vulnerable on this rules debut.

100/1

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Exacta £656.00
Straight Forecast £688.10
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Selections

Daily Mail:

Spyglass Hill

TOPSPEED:

Windsor Avenue

Telegraph:

Firak

D Express:

Spyglass Hill

The Sun:

Spyglass Hill

The Times:

Windsor Avenue