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16:10 Taunton

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Jumping For Fun Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3277.72
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Jumping For Fun Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2P/31/

Last run: 1255 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won a chase in France and has been paying his way in points, winning four of his last five; beat a respected opponent in the latest last month and he's of interest.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

9

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Macklin

11st 12lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Will Biddick

Won a chase in France and has been paying his way in points, winning four of his last five; beat a respected opponent in the latest last month and he's of interest.

2/1

OUR TIP

15/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4P14-P D

Last run: 56 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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13

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Mr William Biddick

T: Syd Hosie

Looked as though he might develop into a smart handicapper a few seasons back only for injury to intervene; won a Kempton handicap (2m4f, good; has won on heavy) 14 months ago but holding his form has been a challenge and he was well beaten by Espoir De Guye last time.

25/1

3rd

3

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Lieutenant Rocco

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: Syd Hosie

Front-runner who has an in-and-out profile but he won a handicap chase at Kempton (2m4f, good) last February and ran well when runner-up in a hunter chase at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last Tuesday; can make another bold bid if this doesn't come too soon.

4/1

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

3/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -01P57

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner and also successful over fences in France (handled plenty of give underfoot); beaten by a talented ex-Paul Nicholls horse on debut for this yard in a recent 3m point.

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2

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:30 Exeter

My Reprieve

11st 13lb

J: Miss Ellie Holder

T: T Ellis

Won Irish point and 2m5f French chase; useful yard debut in a mixed open in January and more than confirmed that promise with a staying-on third in a competitive 2m7f event at Taunton (soft) where she would have been closer but for losing some momentum three out; good chance.

9/4

3rd

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

My Reprieve

11st 13lb

J: Miss Ellie Holder

T: T Ellis

Irish point winner and also successful over fences in France (handled plenty of give underfoot); beaten by a talented ex-Paul Nicholls horse on debut for this yard in a recent 3m point.

3/1

Form: 36P1/2

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Has always had lots of class and won a good 2m4f Newbury handicap in April 2022 before a lengthy spell on the sidelines; not as good as he was judged on his reappearance defeat on hunter chase debut at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) but still ran well; handled heavy ground earlier in his career.

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4th

2

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Lalor

12st 6lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Paul Nicholls

Has always had lots of class and won a good 2m4f Newbury handicap in April 2022 before a lengthy spell on the sidelines; not as good as he was judged on his reappearance defeat on hunter chase debut at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) but still ran well; handled heavy ground earlier in his career.

3/1

2nd

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:15 Wincanton

Lalor

12st 6lb

J: Mr Charlie Sprake

T: Paul Nicholls

Chase career has been decidedly up and down but he's always had lots of class and won a good 2m4f Newbury handicap when last seen in April 2022; pulled up in both his previous races at about 3m but those were strong handicaps; interesting to see what the market makes of him after so long out.

5/4

1st

1

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 2

15:55 Newbury

Lalor

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Inconsistent since his Grade 2 novice success in 2018, as his form figures (36P) for current yard reflect; however, has a good chance in this field provided he's back on song; third off 4lb higher in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham in November.

6/1

Form: F/878-

Last run: 298 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

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.

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3rd

2

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:50 Exeter

Havent Time

12st 2lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Miss S McQueen

Two-time point winner who is lightly raced under rules and returned to form when winning hunter chase at Stratford (3m, soft) three weeks ago; the market leaders underperformed and the strength of the form is questionable, but he can give another good account.

13/2

1st

9

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Havent Time

11st 12lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Miss S McQueen

in touch with leaders

50/1

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: 212-3P D

Last run: 263 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Has won a hunter chase and was winning her sixth point in December; heavy ground has looked an issue in the past and it was under those conditions when she was beaten at odds-on in her latest point; had wind surgery since.

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6th

11

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Singapore Saga

11st 7lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

Has won a hunter chase and was winning her sixth point in December; heavy ground has looked an issue in the past and it was under those conditions when she was beaten at odds-on in her latest point; had wind surgery since.

20/1

11

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Singapore Saga

11st 7lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

midfield, jumped left from 7th, mistake 9th, towards rear 10th

16/1

3rd

2

5th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 56y

Class 4

19:10 Cheltenham

Singapore Saga

11st 11lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

No match for Highway Jewel when they met in a point just over a year ago; only defeats this year have come at the hands of two very able hunter chasers (Envious Editor/Shantou Flyer) and she looks the main threat to the favourite.

7/2

Form: 1-P D

Last run: 263 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Beaten by Singapore Saga in a point 12 months ago; has won over regulation fences but he's down the pecking order here.

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7th

4

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Say About It

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: R C Smith

Beaten by Singapore Saga in a point 12 months ago; has won over regulation fences but he's down the pecking order here.

40/1

7

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

18:05 Stratford

Say About It

11st 10lb

J: Mrs Jo Supple

T: R C Smith

Won what turned out to be an uncompetitive edition of C&D novices' hunter chase on this card a year ago; has made the frame in all four completed points this year (refused to race on other occasion) but needs others to disappoint tonight.

25/1

1st

7

27th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

20:05 Stratford

Say About It

11st 12lb

J: Mr Vincent Webster

T: R C Smith

25/1

Form: 2/P4/P

Last run: 279 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Has won his share of points but was beaten when falling in the latest; 0-17 over regulation fences and others are much preferred.

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8th

6

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Broadclyst

11st 12lb

J: Miss Pippa Glanville

T: Mrs L Glanville

Has won his share of points but was beaten when falling in the latest; 0-17 over regulation fences and others are much preferred.

66/1

3

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Broadclyst

12st 0lb

J: Miss Pippa Glanville

T: Mrs L Glanville

midfield, shaken up and lost ground after 8th, not fluent and reminder 13th, soon pushed along

16/1

6

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Broadclyst

11st 12lb

J: Miss Pippa Glanville

T: Mrs L Glanville

Form: 2P2-66

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Three times a runner-up in hunter chases last year and ran to a respectable level; can turn a blind eye to recent defeats over hurdles; regularly wears a hood and cheekpieces now added.

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6

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Drop Flight

12st 0lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: S Loxton

Barely sighted before pulling up in this last year when 66-1 and expectations can be no higher this time despite his recent Exeter success.

100/1

1st

5

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:50 Exeter

Drop Flight

11st 12lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: S Loxton

Strong claims on last spring's hunter chase form and his recent third to Haven't Time at Southwell (3m, soft) was a step back in the right direction; however, he certainly needs another today, having been beaten 13l.

8/1

3rd

8

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Drop Flight

11st 12lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: S Loxton

pressed leader, jumped left and bumped rival 1st, clear with one other after 9th

12/1

Form: PU-P3P D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

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

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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

0

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

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Payout
Exacta £267.00
Straight Forecast £216.20
Trifecta £2041.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Macklin

POSTDATA:

Lalor

The Guardian:

Drop Flight

TOPSPEED:

Lieutenant Rocco

The Times:

Macklin

Telegraph:

Macklin

Daily Mail:

Macklin

D Express:

Macklin

The Star:

Macklin

WEST COUNTRY:

Lalor

Daily Mirror:

Lalor

The Sun:

Lalor

Daily Record:

Lalor