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Thursday 8 April 2021

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    Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters' Open Hunters' Chase (National Course)

  • 6YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 5f 19y  |   Good to Soft  |   21 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:06  |   Winning time: 5m 39.57s
1st
Horse silk
6
66/1
T: J J O'SheaJ: Mr James King
Prominent, led before 3rd, headed next, led 12th (canal turn), headed 4 out, switched right before 2 out, close up when edged left before elbow, squeezed round inside on elbow and soon led, stayed on, ridden out tchd 80/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
13
11/2
T: T EllisJ: Miss G Andrews
Chased leaders, pecked 3 out, soon went 2nd, led approaching elbow, headed soon after elbow, held after, stayed on op 13/2 tchd 5/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¼
4
11/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr D Maxwell
Mid-division, headway after 4th, close 3rd when bad mistake 4 out, led 2 out, headed before elbow, 3rd and held final 150 yards, kept on
4th
Horse silk
nse
5
200/1
T: Mrs L HillJ: Miss Izzie Marshall
Jumped left and bumped 1st, mid-division, headway on inside 4th, pecked 5 out, 6th after 3 out, switched right and closed 2 out, went 4th last, held final 150 yards, kept on
5th
Horse silk
½
1
2/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Chased leaders, lost place before 5th, blundered 11th (foinavon), not fluent 12th (canal turn), struggling after, stayed on from last, closed on 4th and 3rd elbow, no impression on front pair op 9/4
6th
Horse silk
11
17
1312-0
66/1
T: J J O'SheaJ: Mr H Crow
Towards rear, hampered 7th, remote 15th 3 out, disputing 11th last, stayed on well approaching elbow, went 6th towards finish, never nearer op 125/1
7th
Horse silk
5
12
18/1
T: Henry OliverJ: Mr Z Baker
Held up in mid-division, closed 5 out, 9th 3 out, went 6th before elbow, no chance with leaders, dropped to 7th towards finish
8th
Horse silk
3 ¾
22
25/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Miss L M Turner
Mid-division on outside, modest 10th 3 out, no impression
9th
Horse silk
7
20
1212-0
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr W Biddick
Mid-division, mistake 9th, headway approaching 12th (canal turn), close 3rd and pushed along before 2 out, 5th and fading when reached at last, weakened after op 6/1
10th
Horse silk
4 ¾
15
12/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: Mr J J Codd
In rear, blundered 1st, last 4th, remote 14th 3 out, never any chance op 18/1
11th
Horse silk
3
21
9/1
T: D M ChristieJ: Mr B O'Neill
Tracked leaders, closed 5th, led 4 out, mistake 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened before last op 8/1
12th
Horse silk
10
8
1212-0
66/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: Mr Derek O'Connor
Chased leaders on inside, not fluent 8th, lost place before 10th, remote 13th 3 out op 40/1 tchd 100/1
13th
Horse silk
8
14
50/1
T: N G RichardsJ: Mr J C Barry
Chased leaders, lost place 3rd, hampered 12th (canal turn), well behind 3 out op 33/1
14th
Horse silk
1
2
200/1
T: D E HewinsJ: Edward Austin
Some slow jumps, always behind op 150/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
7
12/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Mr S Waley-Cohen
Hampered and fell 1st
PU
Horse silk
9
50/1
T: Mrs J WadlandJ: Mr J Andrews
Led until before 3rd, led next, mistake 11th (foinavon), not fluent and headed next (canal turn), losing place when jumped right 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out op 40/1
F
Horse silk
11
200/1
T: A HillJ: Mr D Cherriman
Hampered and fell 1st op 125/1
PU
Horse silk
16
125/1
T: M BowenJ: Mr P Bryan
Chased leaders on outside, not fluent 4th, lost place after 11th (foinavon), well behind when pulled up before 2 out op 80/1
PU
Horse silk
18
50/1
T: J J HanlonJ: Mr T Hamilton
Towards rear, headway 8th, mistake 11th (foinavon), struggling in 8th 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
UR
Horse silk
19
40/1
T: Mrs N SheppardJ: Mr Milo Herbert
Towards rear, hampered and rider lost iron briefly 1st, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3rd (chair), mid-division when blundered and unseated rider 5th
UR
Horse silk
23
50/1
T: P RowleyJ: Mr Ben Bromley
Towards rear, mistake 10th (becher\\\'s brook), behind when blundered and unseated rider 4 out

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3
Horse silk
Captain Cattistock43
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 8
T: F O'Brien  J: Mr Albi Tufnell
NR
10
Horse silk
Greensalt44
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 13
T: W H Easterby  J: Mr W Easterby
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£91.60Pl:£16.90, £1.50, £2.30EX:£736.40Trifecta:£3,111.50Tricast:£2,398.58SF:£419.30Swingers:£64.20, £42.50, £6.60

Forecasts

Billaway (2/1), Latenightpass (11/2), Cat Tiger (11/2), Sametegal (7/1), Some Man (9/1), Mighty Stowaway (12/1), Dashing Perk (12/1), Killaro Boy (18/1), Tango De Juilley (25/1), Captain Cattistock (25/1), Risk And Roll (40/1), Looking Well (50/1), Ucello Conti (50/1), Golden Tobouggan (50/1), Rewritetherules (50/1), Cousin Pascal (66/1), Ravished (66/1), Federici (66/1), Greensalt (100/1), More Buck's (125/1), Clondaw Westie (200/1), Bishops Road (200/1), Kashmir Peak (200/1)

Verdict

CAT TIGER impressed when readily scoring at Leicester in March and, given his ability to travel/jump fluently, he's an ideal sort for this test. He's preferred to his stablemate Sametegal, with Cheltenham runner-up Billaway also worthy of respect.

  1. CAT TIGER (FR)
  2. SAMETEGAL (FR)
  3. BILLAWAY (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £16,425.002nd: £8,211.003rd: £4,111.004th: £2,054.005th: £1,027.006th: £510.007th: £258.008th: £129.00

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