15:45 Musselburgh

Saturday 4 February 2017

All12:2512:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:4516:20

    bet365 Scottish Foxhunter Open Hunters' Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 3  |   3m 2f 139y  |   Good  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:45  |   Winning time: 6m 53.2s
1st
Horse silk
10
1/2f
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr W Biddick
Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 6th, led before 14th, headed 5 out, led again before 3 out, very easily, unextended op 4/7
2nd
Horse silk
1
1
12/1
T: Mrs Stephanie EasterbyJ: Mr W Easterby (3)
Mid-division, pushed along 13th, chased leaders 3 out, stayed on well closing stages, no chance with easy winner op 11/1 tchd 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
4
8
9/1
T: J W TudorJ: Richard Patrick (5)
Chased leaders, led 5 out, headed before 3 out, no extra closing stages op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
17
4
33/1
T: A J BrownJ: Rachel McDonald (3)
Prominent, hard driven 14th, weakened before 4 out op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
31
6
16/1
T: N W AlexanderJ: Mr Kit Alexander (3)
Behind, jumped left 8th, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, never on terms op 14/1
6th
Horse silk
5
7
20/1
T: Mrs L ColtherdJ: Miss H L Bryce (7)
Held up in touch, joined leader 4th, lost place next, rallied and joined leader again 12th, weakened 5 out
7th
Horse silk
20
2
4/1
T: Mrs W HamiltonJ: Mr T Hamilton (3)
Led, jumped left throughout, headed before 14th, soon weakened

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
3
100/1
T: L KerrJ: Rhona Pindar (7)
Tracking leaders when unseated rider 3rd
PU
Horse silk
5
25/1
T: Mrs C DruryJ: Miss E Todd (3)
Held up towards rear, headway halfway, lost place 13th, pulled up before 4 out
F
Horse silk
9
100/1
T: L KerrJ: Mr Ryan Nichol (7)
Held up in rear when fell 3rd

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.30Pl:£1.10, £2.10, £2.10EX:£8.80Trifecta:£60.90SF:£8.52Swingers:£4.70, £24.10, £12.50

Forecasts

Wonderful Charm (1/2), Cave Hunter (4/1), High Hatton (9/1), Carlton Ryan (12/1), Top Cat Henry (16/1), Damiens Dilemma (20/1), Railway Dillon (25/1), Pena Dorada (33/1), Chicago Outfit (100/1), Little Fritz (100/1)

Verdict

A good quality hunter chase - much stronger than last year's renewal won by Railway Dillon - and all eyes will be on Foxhunters' hopeful WONDERFUL CHARM. Paul Nicholls' charge is a dual Grade 2 winner and, though he ended last season out of sorts, he is no back-number at the age of nine and should prove a class apart here. The prolific Cave Hunter looked better than ever beating Top Cat Henry in a recent point-to-point and that pair can give the selection most to think about with Carlton Ryan also an each-way option. 1. Wonderful Charm 2. Cave Hunter 3. Carlton Ryan

Prize Money

1st: £5,996.002nd: £1,873.003rd: £936.004th: £468.005th: £234.006th: £118.00

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