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Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2823.15
  • 2m 4f 127y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: U/210- D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Useful hunter chaser on his day and returned from layoff with battling win at Fakenham (3m, good) in March; ran well over 3m2f at this meeting last year and last month's Aintree defeat is excusable; shortlisted.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Rebel Dawn Rising

12st 1lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

midfield, headway to lead 8th, headed 3 out, led again after 2 out, soon idled and ridden, edged left final 110yds, stayed on

7/2

10th

15

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Rebel Dawn Rising

12st 0lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

Couldn't lay a glove on last season's Cheltenham hero Premier Magic when they clashed there last May and a good few of these would have won the Fakenham hunter chase he landed a month ago, and probably a lot more easily; should things go his way he could make the frame, but that might be the limit of his ambitions.

25/1

1st

5

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

17:05 Fakenham

Rebel Dawn Rising

12st 0lb

J: Mr Dale Peters

T: David Kemp

Brought down early in this contest last year, but would have thrashed Janika and Firak back here at Easter (soft) without unseating at the last; unseen since chasing home Premier Magic at Cheltenham last May, but has twice defied absences of over 250 days.

2/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 35O3U- D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Placed in Aintree Foxhunters' in 2021 and 2022 but seemingly on the downgrade now, and ought to have coped better with the heavy ground when remote third at Leicester (2m6f) in February; unseated rider in Aintree Foxhunters' three weeks ago; others have more appealing profiles.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Cat Tiger

11st 12lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: S Loxton

prominent, pressed leaders after 3 out, went second after 2 out, slightly hampered final 110yds, stayed on

11/2

5

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Cat Tiger

12st 0lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: S Loxton

Runner-up to fancied Grand National contender Latenightpass in this two years ago but his powers would appear to be on the wane these days, last time finishing a remote third to Bennys King at Leicester; there's always a hope that returning here might get his competitive juices flowing.

33/1

3rd

2

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Cat Tiger

12st 4lb

J: Mr David Maxwell

T: S Loxton

Won this in 2021 (soft) and runner-up in the Foxhunters' at Aintree in 2022; quiet in two runs last winter but in good form over hurdles and fences in France of late; ducked out when a short-priced favourite at Hereford last month but it's easy enough to forgive that lapse; good form chance.

11/4

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2/333- CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Posted some good efforts in defeat last year, most notably when creditable third of 12 in this race (good ground), and returned to racing under rules with very respectable third at Stratford (2m6f, good to soft) 12 days ago; not getting any younger but has each-way claims at least.

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3rd

12

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Solomon Grey

11st 12lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Posted some good efforts in defeat last year, most notably when creditable third of 12 in this race (good ground), and returned to racing under rules with very respectable third at Stratford (2m6f, good to soft) 12 days ago; not getting any younger but has each-way claims at least.

6/1

3rd

5

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Solomon Grey

11st 10lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Dual hunter chase winner in 2022; drew a blank last year but posted some good efforts in defeat, most notably when third at Cheltenham (2m4f, good); beaten odds-on favourite when reappearing in a point in February but has a fighting chance here if that run brought him on.

7/2

3rd

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 3

18:05 Stratford

Solomon Grey

11st 13lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Dual hunter chase winner on good ground last spring (3m/2m4f); not in quite same form this year and suffered short-odds reverse in a point three weeks ago but has each-way claims if judged on last month's Cheltenham third (2m4f, good).

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: /312P- D

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Struggled in Aintree Foxhunters' three weeks ago and is not one to rely upon heavily but his win at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) for Sam Loxton in February makes him of strong interest on this stable debut.

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2

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Espoir De Guye

12st 1lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: Mrs N Sheppard

Struggled in Aintree Foxhunters' three weeks ago and is not one to rely upon heavily but his win at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) for Sam Loxton in February makes him of strong interest on this stable debut.

6/1

7

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Espoir De Guye

12st 0lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: S Loxton

Nothing like as good he was when at his peak for Venetia Williams and had luck on his side when beating last year's winner of this race at Wincanton in February (2m4f, soft); now has to bounce back from a shock defeat at Ludlow at the hands of Captain Tommy.

25/1

2nd

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Espoir De Guye

12st 6lb

J: Miss Natalie Parker

T: S Loxton

Smart in his prime and he got back on track with hunter chase win at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) last month; strong claims if repeating that form.

11/10

Form: P/3U4- D

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Probably didn't achieve much when last of three finishers on rules return at Fakenham (3m, soft) in February and has struggled at Exeter (3m, heavy) since; getting back on decent ground might aid his cause but he still makes only limited appeal.

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6

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Cooldine Bog

11st 12lb

J: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

T: Miss Amber Jackson-Fennell

Probably didn't achieve much when last of three finishers on rules return at Fakenham (3m, soft) in February and has struggled at Exeter (3m, heavy) since; getting back on decent ground might aid his cause but he still makes only limited appeal.

25/1

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

Form: 3P/44-

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Regressive 11yo who was well beaten when fourth in pair of 2m4f Ludlow hunter chases this spring; needs first-time visor to make a massive difference here.

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7

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Dalahast

11st 12lb

J: Mr Bradley Gibbs

T: Andrew Leyshon

Regressive 11yo who was well beaten when fourth in pair of 2m4f Ludlow hunter chases this spring; needs first-time visor to make a massive difference here.

66/1

4th

4

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Dalahast

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Andrew Leyshon

A regressive 11yo without a performance of note for a good while now; very opposable.

40/1

4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Dalahast

11st 12lb

J: Mr James King

T: Andrew Leyshon

No impact under rules last term; pulled up in points the last twice.

40/1

Form: /0/3P-

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Talented in his heyday but it's a good while since he showed any worthwhile form; pulled up when 150-1 for Wincanton hunter chase won by Espoir De Guye in February; can't be recommended here.

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8

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Game Of War

11st 12lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: Mrs R Vanstone

Talented in his heyday but it's a good while since he showed any worthwhile form; pulled up when 150-1 for Wincanton hunter chase won by Espoir De Guye in February; can't be recommended here.

100/1

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Game Of War

11st 12lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: M Robinson

Talented in his heyday but this 12yo is hard to fancy on more recent evidence; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

66/1

3rd

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 4

15:50 Kelso

Game Of War

11st 12lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: M Robinson

Talented earlier in career but struggled on his last few rules starts in 2022 and pulled up in a point-to-point last month, following a year off; major turnaround required.

10/1

Form: /P758-

Last run: 101 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Struggled to get competitive off lowly marks in handicap chases last season and was again well beaten in a recent point; cheekpieces refitted.

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11

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Royal Act

11st 12lb

J: Miss Jess Stewart

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Struggled to get competitive off lowly marks in handicap chases last season and was again well beaten in a recent point; cheekpieces refitted.

100/1

8th

10

23rd Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

14:45 Leicester

Royal Act

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

took keen hold, led

50/1

Form: /2/PP-

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in both points for current stable and also struggled when 200-1 for Wincanton hunter chase won by Espoir De Guye in February.

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13

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

Tekap

11st 12lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Martin Sweetland

Pulled up in both points for current stable and also struggled when 200-1 for Wincanton hunter chase won by Espoir De Guye in February.

150/1

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

17:05 Wincanton

Tekap

11st 12lb

J: Mr Martin McIntyre

T: Martin Sweetland

Runner-up in a point-to-point last April but this 11yo has been pulled up on his three starts since; he'd be a shock winner today.

100/1

9

5th May 2023

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:25 Cheltenham

Tekap

11st 12lb

J: Mr Archie Wright

T: N R W Wright

Well behind All Is True in March and has come up short in two further points since; up against it.

25/1

Form: P2440/

Last run: 479 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Fair hurdler/chaser in his prime but not seen under rules since heavy defeat in low-grade handicap hurdle in January 2023; easily won a conditions point this January but has a lot more on his plate here.

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14

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:05 Cheltenham

The Composeur

11st 12lb

J: Mr Jack Wilmot

T: Mrs Jonjo O’Neill

Fair hurdler/chaser in his prime but not seen under rules since heavy defeat in low-grade handicap hurdle in January 2023; easily won a conditions point this January but has a lot more on his plate here.

16/1

12th

1

10th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:15 Doncaster

The Composeur

12st 2lb

J: Mr Jack Wilmot

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Good second at Huntingdon in October (3m1f, good) but has fared less well on both runs since so comes here with a bit to prove.

16/1

4

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:28 Uttoxeter

The Composeur

11st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Defied a 9lb higher mark at Southwell (3m, good) in June 2021; has lacked consistency since, latterly over hurdles; not solid but has a good chance if back in top form returned to chasing.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £86.00
Straight Forecast £84.10
Trifecta £262.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Go On Chez

SPOTLIGHT:

Rebel Dawn Rising

WEST COUNTRY:

Cat Tiger

Telegraph:

Dalahast

Daily Mirror:

Solomon Grey

TOPSPEED:

Go On Chez

POSTDATA:

Go On Chez

The Times:

Go On Chez

The Guardian:

Go On Chez

Daily Mail:

Go On Chez

D Express:

Go On Chez

The Sun:

Go On Chez

The Star:

Go On Chez

Daily Record:

Go On Chez