16:40 Ludlow

Thursday 23 March 2017

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Abberley Hall Centenary Open Hunters' Chase

Class 5  |   2m 7f 171y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:41  |   Winning time: 6m 25.8s
Weighed In
1st
3
7/2
T: H D DalyJ: H F Nugent (7)
Not always fluent, pressed leader, challenged before 12th, led 14th, 6 lengths clear 4 out, driven from 2 out, gamely tchd 4/1
2nd
7
7
1211-11
14/1
T: Nick J JonesJ: Mr J H Jones (7)
Chased leaders, 2nd after 15th, plugged on from 4 out but no impression tchd 16/1

Also Ran

PU
2
4/5f
T: Mrs Caroline BaileyJ: Mr T A McClorey (7)
Led, joined before 12th, headed 14th, weakened after 15th, remote 3rd when pulled up before 3 out op 5/6
PU
4
16/1
T: F HutsbyJ: Mr S Lee (7)
Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, pushed along before next, last before 12th, soon lost touch, pulled up after 15th op 9/1 tchd 17/2
PU
6
911-11
4/1
T: Philip RowleyJ: Mr A Edwards (3)
Chased leaders, last 5th until went 4th before 12th, ridden after 14th, weakened after next, remote 4th when pulled up before 3 out op 5/1 tchd 11/2

Video Replay

Non-Runners

8
Temple Grandin32
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 10
T: Philip Rowley  J: Non Runner
1
Brody Bleu32
Weight: 12-5|  Age: 10
T: Miss L Wallace  J: Mr J Smith-Maxwell
5
Free World21
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 13
T: Lady S Brooke  J: Miss L Brooke

Betting

Forecast

Galway Jack (4/5), Pearlysteps (7/2), Now Ben (4/1), Brody Bleu (6/1), Temple Grandin (10/1), Real Milan (14/1), Penmore Mill (16/1), Free World (33/1)

Verdict

GALWAY JACK is in tremendous heart and can complete the hat-trick. The form of both victories this winter looks very strong and gives him a clear edge over most of these. Pearlysteps rates the main danger on his best form and has shown himself to retain plenty of ability on his last two starts. The form of his stable is a valid reason to be cautious about his prospects. Now Ben and Real Milan are prolific winning point-to-pointers. The former is the more reliable jumper and looks the one most likely to test his more experienced rivals.
  1. Galway Jack
  2. Pearlysteps
  3. Now Ben

Prize Money

1st: £3,743.002nd: £1,161.003rd: £580.004th: £290.00

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