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Molson Coors Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3593.1
  • 4m 0f 97y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Molson Coors Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1131U-

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Productive 2023-24 in handicap and hunter chases (3m-3m1f; good-soft), but longstanding plan to land the Aintree Foxhunters' was scuppered at the Canal Turn; spared a hard race, at least, and the presence of Raz De Maree and Ucello II in the pedigree offers some hope for marathon trips.

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1st

2

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Gaboriot

12st 4lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Productive 2023-24 in handicap and hunter chases (3m-3m1f; good-soft), but longstanding plan to land the Aintree Foxhunters' was scuppered at the Canal Turn; spared a hard race, at least, and the presence of Raz De Maree and Ucello II in the pedigree offers some hope for marathon trips.

7/2

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Gaboriot

12st 0lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ex-French 8yo; suffered some reality checks last term when well held in races won by today's rivals Bennys King and Time Leader but something has clicked this season in winning three of his last four starts, in two 3m handicaps and a hunter chase (beat Windsor Avenue by 6l); this race has been on the agenda for a good while but it demands a career best from him.

11/1

1st

2

6th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Catterick

Gaboriot

12st 6lb

J: Mr George Cowley

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ex-French 8yo for whom things clicked with two handicap chase wins in the autumn (3m, good); another big run when close third at Ludlow (3m, soft) in December and he's on the shortlist now back in a hunter chase.

11/4

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: P/3O5/

Last run: 1050 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Unexceptional maiden hurdler for Olly Murphy but ten successes from 15 points; well on top against Young Buck and D'Jango in a warm Cotley ladies open last month (3m, good to soft), and has won both starts at 3m4f-3m6f also; big player if coping with these bigger fences.

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2nd

9

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Master Templar

11st 12lb

J: Miss Gina Andrews

T: Mrs G Ellis

Unexceptional maiden hurdler for Olly Murphy but ten successes from 15 points; well on top against Young Buck and D'Jango in a warm Cotley ladies open last month (3m, good to soft), and has won both starts at 3m4f-3m6f also; big player if coping with these bigger fences.

3/1

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8/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 82144-

Last run: 49 days

W: 12st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Enjoying life in hunter chases and was keeping on again late when a fine fourth at the Festival; respected, if he can be forgiven a lesser effort behind Master Templar and Young Buck in a Cotley point 19 days ago.

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3rd

1

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

DJango

12st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Enjoying life in hunter chases and was keeping on again late when a fine fourth at the Festival; respected, if he can be forgiven a lesser effort behind Master Templar and Young Buck in a Cotley point 19 days ago.

8/1

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

Form: 3/5/3/

Last run: 1256 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Gradual return to form this year following a massive absence culminated in a conditions win at Paxford over Easter (3m, heavy); more needed now, and good ground (unraced on it since 2020) would ask a question.

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4th

12

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Perfect Pirate

11st 12lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: L Morgan

Gradual return to form this year following a massive absence culminated in a conditions win at Paxford over Easter (3m, heavy); more needed now, and good ground (unraced on it since 2020) would ask a question.

20/1

Form: 5/6/7- C

Last run: 349 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Capable of low-150s RPRs here and elsewhere in his pomp, and recorded his first successes since late 2020 (and the rider's first ever) in a pair of conditions events between the flags this spring (soft, good; beat Mitchouka 9l latest); more needed, but clearly back on good terms with himself.

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5th

13

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Pym

11st 12lb

J: Mr Archie Loweth

T: Miss Claire Sherriff

Capable of low-150s RPRs here and elsewhere in his pomp, and recorded his first successes since late 2020 (and the rider's first ever) in a pair of conditions events between the flags this spring (soft, good; beat Mitchouka 9l latest); more needed, but clearly back on good terms with himself.

10/1

7th

3

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:35 Uttoxeter

Pym

11st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Very useful chaser in his prime but, following a long layoff, made low-key stable debut when sixth of seven over hurdles in March; sports refitted cheekpieces here; current ability is very hard to gauge.

20/1

6th

1

25th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 2

14:25 Kelso

Pym

12st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led

9/1

Form: 22/1P- CD

Last run: 336 days

W: 12st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Neck second (to Coup De Pinceau) and runaway winner in the last two renewals of this race, and mugged Fier Jaguen (runs 4:35) close home last time to take his record at High Easter to 3-3; major player again for a trainer 11-18 with all point and hunter chase runners since February.

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3

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Law Of Gold

12st 1lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

Neck second (to Coup De Pinceau) and runaway winner in the last two renewals of this race, and mugged Fier Jaguen (runs 4:35) close home last time to take his record at High Easter to 3-3; major player again for a trainer 11-18 with all point and hunter chase runners since February.

15/8

5

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

19:05 Stratford

Law Of Gold

12st 0lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

towards rear, hit 12th

7/2

1st

4

5th May 2023

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:45 Cheltenham

Law Of Gold

12st 1lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

travelled strongly, held up in rear, steady headway from 19th, going best when challenging but awkward jump 3 out, soon led, jumped slightly left last, went clear run-in, readily

2/1

Form: 6/8/3/

Last run: 729 days

W: 11st 12lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Nine career wins include an open point for these connections in December 2022 (3m, good), but unseen since April 2023 and conjectural how much ability he retains at 14; 20l eighth in this in 2021.

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5

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Ange Des Malberaux

11st 12lb

J: Miss Heidi Stevens

T: Miss H M Stevens

Nine career wins include an open point for these connections in December 2022 (3m, good), but unseen since April 2023 and conjectural how much ability he retains at 14; 20l eighth in this in 2021.

100/1

3rd

2

5th May 2022

Good

3m 6f 162y

Class 6

17:35 Huntingdon

Ange Des Malberaux

11st 12lb

J: Mrs Amy Cox

T: Francesca Poste

Form: P/523- CD

Last run: 335 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Better round of jumping than Law Of Gold when just denying him in this under George Hiscock in 2022 (good); current wellbeing underlined by a win (3m4f) and second in two soft-ground Cothelstone opens of late.

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7

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Coup De Pinceau

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Hiscock

T: G Hiscock

Better round of jumping than Law Of Gold when just denying him in this under George Hiscock in 2022 (good); current wellbeing underlined by a win (3m4f) and second in two soft-ground Cothelstone opens of late.

14/1

3rd

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

20:20 Stratford

Coup De Pinceau

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

Thorough stayer who won a 4m hunter chase at Cheltenham last year; has found life tougher in handicaps but ran well last time and a positive ride is probable given his assured stamina.

7/2

1

1st Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

20:15 Market Rasen

Coup De Pinceau

12st 0lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Syd Hosie

Form: /00PP/

Last run: 447 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Seeing out trips better since returned to points, in March almost adding a 3m6f High Easter conditions event to an earlier 3m Horseheath success (soft); 9l to find with Pym on their last-time clash, however.

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10

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Mitchouka

11st 12lb

J: Mr Charlie Case

T: M Kehoe

Seeing out trips better since returned to points, in March almost adding a 3m6f High Easter conditions event to an earlier 3m Horseheath success (soft); 9l to find with Pym on their last-time clash, however.

25/1

6

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Mitchouka

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Fiona Kehoe

Smart hurdler/chaser in Ireland and he ran okay in last season's cross-country race at the Cheltenham Festival; it's been a poor 12 months otherwise and pulling up in a recent hunter chase makes him very opposable back over hurdles.

50/1

Form: 607/P-

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in June 2022 (good) but a non-stayer in two points and a Stratford hunter chase (2m7f) this spring; couldn't fancy.

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15

3rd May 2024

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:30 Cheltenham

Dreaming Diamond

11st 5lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Paul King

Bumper winner in June 2022 (good) but a non-stayer in two points and a Stratford hunter chase (2m7f) this spring; couldn't fancy.

100/1

7

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Dreaming Diamond

11st 3lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Paul King

Won Worcester bumper for Fergal O'Brien in summer 2022 but left that stable after very disappointing hurdle debut the following December and has been safely held in two restricted points for new trainer this year.

50/1

7th

10

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

14:47 Chepstow

Dreaming Diamond

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

It was a run-of-the-mill summer bumper that she won at Worcester (good) and she has been comfortably held at Cheltenham since; could be up against it on this switch to hurdling against male opposition.

20/1

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Non-runners

Young Buck, Cheltenam De Vaige, Finding Freedom, Myth Buster, Stadmallen

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Payout
Exacta £222.00
Straight Forecast £210.30
Trifecta £880.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Law Of Gold

SPOTLIGHT:

Master Templar

The Sun:

Gaboriot

D Express:

Young Buck

Daily Mirror:

Pym

WEST COUNTRY:

Coup De Pinceau

POSTDATA:

Law Of Gold

The Guardian:

Law Of Gold

Daily Mail:

Law Of Gold

The Star:

Law Of Gold

Daily Record:

Law Of Gold