20:00 Towcester Mon 14 May 2018

  • Star Sports Daily Specials Open Hunters' Chase (Class 5)
  • 3m 102y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£2,496.002nd£774.003rd£387.004th£194.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 20.6sOff time:20:00:47
1
1012-2OR: 131D
13/8
Dictated from the front when winning a Kempton hunter chase last time (2m4f) on quick ground returning from a year's plus break. Didn't need to be at his best to win that and should go close here despite the penalty; has won over this trip.
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2
1211-12OR: 96D
20/1
Has won under Rules (highest winning mark 110) and is a winning pointer-to-pointer this year (runner-up last time). Likely to find this far more exacting than those exploits though and pulled-up on his last two Rules starts.
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3
1011-12OR: 112D
20/1
Fair hurdler/chaser when with Peter Bowen but finished a remote third in his only hunter chase for this yard at Fontwell. Has been pulled-up in a point-to-point since then at High Easter (5/1 chance) and will be this a lot harder.
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4
711-12OR: 110
11/2
Failed to win in four Irish point-to-points but did win a maiden hurdle when with Alistair Whillans by 12L. Failed to show much for Dan Skelton although didn't fare badly after a wind op on his first hunter chase run for this yard; place chance.
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5
911-12OR: 117D
5/4
Scored in consecutive handicap chase runs in mid-2016 but failed to impress for the most part in four subsequent handicap outings. Back from a break and dropped in grade to his first hunter chase he shaped well last time; should do better here.
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Non-Runners

6
Sentimentaljourney10
1111-12OR: 100
T: Robert VarnhamJ: Mr Nathan Rahman
7
Bene Regina22
611-5OR: -
T: Mrs J KentJ: Mr Thomas M O'Brien

Last Year's Winner

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Abbeyview1012-06/1
T: Mrs S CrowJ: Mr J Andrews

Betting

Forecast

Royalraise (5/4), Port Melon (13/8), Right Of Reply (11/2), Sentimentaljourney (8/1), Bene Regina (14/1), Letbeso (20/1), High Kite (20/1)

Verdict

Not a bad race of its type with ROYALRAISE taken to build on his sound run in a good-quality hunter chase at Southwell last time. Port Melon looks the biggest danger based on his front-running exploits last time out although he didn’t beat much at Kempton last time out. Of the others Right Of Reply looks to have a place chance with Bene Regina interesting on her debut getting weight from the field having run well enough in point-to-points.
  1. Royalraise
  2. Port Melon
  3. Right Of Reply

Video Replay

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Magic Circle

F: 57150-1

T: Ian Williams

Vintage Brut

F: 1

T: T D Easterby

Without Parole

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Gabr

F: -

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Legends Of War

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Most Followed

Magic Circle

F: 57150-1

T: Ian Williams

Vintage Brut

F: 1

T: T D Easterby

Without Parole

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

Gabr

F: -

T: Sir Michael Stoute

Legends Of War

F: -

T: J H M Gosden

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