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20:40 Stratford

Good To Soft

White Swan Hotel Stratford Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3079.8
  • 2m 0f 213y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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White Swan Hotel Stratford Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

11/2 (Won)

Form: /1125- CD BF

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won this race last year (good ground) and enhanced excellent point strike-rate with open success in March; flopped when odds-on at Kempton last month but has possibilities if back on song here.

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5th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Kaproyale

12st 6lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Francesca Poste

held up in rear

11/10

2nd

3

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Kaproyale

12st 6lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Francesca Poste

Multiple point wins; no match for emphatic winner on rules debut at Stratford but breezed through at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) and would have beaten a good rival more easily but for ploughing through the last at Stratford (2m1f) the following month; open to improvement.

5/1

Form: 5O3U-2 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Placed in Aintree Foxhunters' in 2021 and 2022, and proved he retains a significant chunk of ability when clear second at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft) this month; should be okay over today's shorter trip; likely contender.

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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

Form: 45356- D

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Yet to add to his handicap chase win in 2021 and made a shaky start to his pointing career this year but gave pretty good account when third in mixed open at Eyton-on-Severn (2m4f, good) this month and ought to be suited by today's drop back in trip; not ruled out each-way.

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6th

7

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Worcester

Mix Of Clover

11st 6lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

Seemingly boosted by new cheekpieces when close third on return to chasing at Stratford (2m1f, good to soft) last month but was behind Iron Heart when well beaten over 2m4f here 17 days ago and cannot be relied upon.

7/1

Form: 4PP3-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner for Dan Skelton and bounced back quickly from disappointing stable debut when third at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) in March; 20l behind Fier Jaguen when filling same position at Cheltenham (2m, soft) last month, though, and does not help himself by tending to race too freely.

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3rd

9

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Cheltenham

Missed Tee

11st 5lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

Dual hurdle winner for Dan Skelton and bounced back quickly from disappointing stable debut when third at Ludlow (2m4f, soft) in March; needs to improve again to win this but has place claims.

7/1

3rd

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

17:20 Ludlow

Missed Tee

11st 5lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

A couple of fair efforts in handicap chases last autumn but pulled up on both runs this year (hunter chase last time); others are preferred.

20/1

Form: 4PP18- D

Last run: 50 days

W: 12st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Looked back in good nick when winning easily on hunter chase debut at Leicester (2m, soft) in March and ran well for a long way in last month's Aintree Foxhunters'; versatile regarding ground; good chance.

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8th

3

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Cap Du Mathan

12st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Pulled up in three of his last five appearances but he remains useful on his day, with his fourth in a Grade 3 2m1f handicap at Ascot in November reading well; however, his best form is over shorter than this and it was a very winnable race in which he made a successful hunter chase debut at Leicester (2m, soft); others appeal more over this far.

25/1

1st

1

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 201y

Class 5

16:50 Leicester

Cap Du Mathan

12st 6lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

Capable chaser, as shown when making pleasing seasonal reappearance (fourth) in a Premier Handicap at Ascot in November; pulled up in both subsequent starts, so seemingly does have something to prove now switching to hunter chases; trip and ground are both fine; major contender.

13/8

Form: /U/1-2 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Won 2m hunter chase at Cheltenham (good) in May 2023 and looked all set for repeat success in that race until collared close home four weeks ago (soft); his tendency to jump right remains a concern but, nevertheless, he ought to play a significant role here.

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2nd

2

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Cheltenham

Fier Jaguen

12st 1lb

J: Mr Bradley Gibbs

T: Bradley Gibbs

Kept on well to beat Caryto Des Brosses in this race last year, despite jumping badly right throughout, and was 11l too good for same rival in Garthorpe point (3m, soft) in February; beaten odds-on favourite in latest point but went down fighting behind a useful rival; good chance.

11/10

1st

6

5th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:50 Cheltenham

Fier Jaguen

11st 12lb

J: Mr Bradley Gibbs

T: Bradley Gibbs

Taken his point form to a new level this season; can jump to the right but he was only 11-2 when unseating at the seventh fence in the big hunter chase at Aintree's National meeting; expect a positive ride dropped to this trip and he's a big player.

5/6

Form: 8

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Dual point winner; ran well in defeat behind a useful one at Larkhill (3m, good to soft) in December but was well beaten on recent hunter chase debut at Cheltenham (3m2f, soft) and it's hard to predict how well he'll cope with this steep drop in trip.

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8th

6

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Cheltenham

Olly Norse

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: J Drinkwater

Dual point winner; ran well in defeat behind a useful one at Larkhill (3m, good to soft) in December but was 11l adrift of Paper Mill when filling same position at Garthorpe (3m, soft) in February.

33/1

Form: 43/F0-

Last run: 183 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Not seen under rules since well beaten in low-grade Lingfield handicap in November and was pulled up in a restricted point last month.

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10th

8

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Calidad

10st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Lawney Hill

Made it 0-14 under rules when an early faller at Fakenham last Tuesday; however, he's operating off a much-reduced mark and showed spark when winning a point in April; possible contender.

11/2

0

3

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

13:55 Fakenham

Calidad

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Lawney Hill

held up in rear, bad mistake and fell heavily 2nd

11/2

Form: 3PPP-P

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Third behind Kaproyale in this race last year but has looked out of sorts this year (pulled up all four starts); big leap of faith required to support him.

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7

3rd May 2024

Good

2m 0f 62y

Class 5

16:35 Cheltenham

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr David O’Brien

T: David O’Brien

Third in this race in 2022 but has looked out of sorts this year (pulled up all three starts); big leap of faith required to support him.

50/1

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

19:30 Kempton

Rewritetherules

11st 12lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: David O’Brien

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

25/1

Form: /3U4-P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful hurdler/chaser in his prime but has not shown enough in hunter chases this year to earn a place on the shortlist.

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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

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Payout
Straight Forecast £374.80

Selections

POSTDATA:

Fier Jaguen

SPOTLIGHT:

Cap Du Mathan

The Times:

Kaproyale

WEST COUNTRY:

Cat Tiger

Daily Mirror:

Kaproyale

Telegraph:

Fier Jaguen

The Guardian:

Fier Jaguen

D Express:

Fier Jaguen

The Star:

Fier Jaguen

Daily Record:

Fier Jaguen

RP RATINGS:

Cap Du Mathan

TOPSPEED:

Cap Du Mathan

The Sun:

Cap Du Mathan

Daily Mail:

Cat Tiger