Weatherbys pointtopoint.co.uk Open Hunters' Chase (For The United Hunts Cup) 2m 2f

  • (5yo+, 2m 2f, Class 6, 11 runners)
  • Winner £1,248 2nd £387 3rd £193 4th £97
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 37.70s
  • Off time: 20:28:16
Full result
Result 20:25 Fontwell Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Utopian 2/1
2nd 6 Warwickshire 6 4/1
3rd 2 Shrewd Investment 7/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2333-74
White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Oranger (FR) 5
  • T:Andrew Martin
  • J:Mr T Martin
  • Form: 2333-74
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-8bt
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
12 176 12-8 bt Andrew Martin Mr T Martin (7) 87 50/1
2 45P212-
Light Green, Yellow epaulets and sleeves Shrewd Investment 23
  • T:Miss L Thomas
  • J:Mr Sam Painting
  • Form: 45P212-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-8pt
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
8 176 12-8 pt Miss L Thomas Mr Sam Painting (7) 118 7/4f
3 2/51436-
Royal blue, light green armlets What Of It (IRE) 23
  • T:Mrs S Ward
  • J:Miss L Docker
  • Form: 2/51436-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-8
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
11 176 12-8 Mrs S Ward Miss L Docker (7) 108 20/1
4 PP783-5
Primrose, Purple cross belts and sleeves, White cap Himalayan Express 15
  • T:Mrs D Plunkett
  • J:Mr J Martin
  • Form: PP783-5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-4
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
10 172 12-4 Mrs D Plunkett Mr J Martin (5) 107 10/1
5 4215/41-
Royal Blue, Maroon epaulets Utopian (FR) 24
  • T:David Dunsdon
  • J:Mr D H Dunsdon
  • Form: 4215/41-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-4h
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 172 12-4 h David Dunsdon Mr D H Dunsdon 118 2/1
6 1P3114-
Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Warwickshire (IRE) 23
  • T:A Pennock
  • J:Mr B Rivett
  • Form: 1P3114-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 172 12-4 A Pennock Mr B Rivett (7) 4/1
7 PPPP62-
Red and yellow (quartered), red sleeves, yellow spots Ballagio (IRE) 24
  • T:Mrs A Hickman
  • J:Miss F Hickman
  • Form: PPPP62-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0vt
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 vt Mrs A Hickman Miss F Hickman (7) 113 33/1
8 P/6PF46-
Dark blue, red star, white sleeves and cap Dunga (IRE) 18
  • T:Mrs Wheatley
  • J:Mr H Beswick
  • Form: P/6PF46-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 Mrs Wheatley Mr H Beswick (7) 100/1
9 8PP332-
Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap Pinsandneedles 24
  • T:Mrs G Drury
  • J:Mr G Gallagher
  • Form: 8PP332-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 Mrs G Drury Mr G Gallagher (5) 25/1
10 PPPP32-
Dark blue, light blue seams on sleeves, red cap Polyfast (FR) 24
  • T:Miss C Holliday
  • J:Mr S Davies-Thomas
  • Form: PPPP32-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0bt
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 bt Miss C Holliday Mr S Davies-Thomas (7) 112 50/1
11 2P/PP73-
Dark Green, Yellow sleeves and cap Phiroza 24
  • T:Mrs C Hobbs
  • J:Mr L Drowne
  • Form: 2P/PP73-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
11 161 11-7 Mrs C Hobbs Mr L Drowne (7) 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   What Of It (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S Ward
  • J:Mr T D Ward
10 12-4 Mrs S Ward Mr T D Ward 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

What Of It won this last year but was soon tailed off at Ludlow last month in a race in which Shrewd Investment was second and Warwickshire fourth. Both the latter pair were also well beaten, however, and lack the scope of David Dunsdon's Utopian, who was a very easy winner at Fakenham last month. HIMALAYAN EXPRESS left it much too late at Cheltenham last time and was also let down by his jumping. But he's effective over this trip and is fancied to get back on track if close enough on the final circuit.

Formwatch

Utopian (FR) 7-2 (11-10) Settled in rear, headway to chase leaders 8th, mistake next, went 2nd 3 out, led last, pushed clear, easily (1 fence omitted), won at Fakenham 2m 5f nov hts chs (6) gd in Apr beating Master Workman (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

Warwickshire (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Led, soon clear, jumped left 1st, headed 4 out, weakened before last, 4th of 10, 39l behind Foundry Square (12-0) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in Apr.

Shrewd Investment 3-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, chased winner before 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Foundry Square (12-0) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in Apr.

Pinsandneedles 3-1 (12-0) Last to 13; led app 2 out til hdd app last; no ex flat, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Louisthenineteenth (12-0) at East Kent with West Street 3m ptp gd in Apr.

Oranger (FR) 12-1 (12-7) (bl) lost tch 12; to, 4th of 5, 47l behind New Alco (12-4) at Kimblewick 3m ptp.

Ballagio (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) (tt) led to 2 & 4-14; kpt on one pce 3 out, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Oscarsfriend (12-0) at East Kent with West Street 3m ptp gd in Apr.

What Of It (IRE) 28-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, weakened before 12th, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Foundry Square (12-0) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in Apr.

Himalayan Express 14-1 (11-8) Behind, struggling 7th, reminders next, headway under pressure 2 out, ridden and stayed on from last, never nearer, 5th of 11, 9l behind Popaway (10-10) at Cheltenham 2m hts chs (5) gs in Apr.

Polyfast (FR) 6-1 (12-0) (bl) (tt) prom; led 13; drew clr 4 out; hdd & wknd qckly app last, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Thenford Ryde (12-0) at East Kent with West Street 3m ptp gd in Apr.

Phiroza 12-1 (11-7) Led til hdd 7; wknd 3 out, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Darby's Turn (12-4) at Vine & Craven 3m ptp in Apr.

Dunga (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) (cp) led til hdd & wknd qckly 13; to, 6th of 9, well behind Quirky Kirky (12-0) at Quorn 3m ptp gd in Apr.