16:25 Fontwell

Sunday 25 February 2018

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    Totepool Betting At Totesport.com Open Hunters' Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 6  |   3m 1f 210y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in Places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:25  |   Winning time: 7m 6.55s
1st
Horse silk
2
1012-6
4/11f
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr D Maxwell (3)
Jumped well, led until narrowly headed 4th, in front again 10th until 13th, led again before next, 3 lengths ahead 2 out, easily op 2/5
2nd
Horse silk
22
11
1311-12
7/2
T: Nick J JonesJ: Mr J H Jones (7)
Held up in touch in rear, headway chasing leaders after 6th, 3rd approaching 4 out, pushed along in 2nd before next, no chance with winner tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
15
6
1012-2
33/1
T: Mrs K LawtherJ: Mr P Bryan (7)
Chased leading pair, not fluent 3rd, lost place 6th, rallied after next, 2nd 14th until pushed along before 3 out, no extra in 3rd op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
19
1
12/1
T: Francesca NimmoJ: Miss A Stevens (7)
Pressed winner, led narrowly 4th until 10th, pressed winner, led again 13th until before next where dropped to 3rd, blundered 15th, lost 3rd approaching 4 out, soon weakened op 14/1 tchd 11/1
5th
Horse silk
15
10
125/1
T: N LampardJ: Miss A Bell (7)
Chased leaders, lost place and struggling in rear 8th, stumbled next, weakened 13th, tailed off op 100/1 tchd 150/1

Also Ran

T: M J HamptonJ: 
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr D Maxwell (3)
N/A
Horse silk
5
T: Cynthia WoodsJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
7
33/1
T: Miss C MewsJ: Miss A Stirling (3)
NonRunner
RO
Horse silk
8
14/1
T: Miss Lucy HornerJ: Aaron Anderson (7)
Chased leaders, weakened and behind when ran out 13th op 16/1 tchd 12/1
N/A
Horse silk
9
1511-12
T: John Smith-MaxwellJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
12
T: A HillJ: 

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.20Pl:£1.10, £1.70EX:£2.00Trifecta:£10.50SF:£2.34Swingers:£1.02, £5.10, £7.20

Forecasts

Unioniste (4/11), Real Milan (7/2), Gowanauthat (12/1), Tallow Fair (14/1), Letbeso (33/1), Lord Heathfield (33/1), Minmore Grey (125/1), Vivaldi Collonges (N/A), Universal Soldier (N/A), Glint Of Steel (N/A), Buck Magic (N/A), Start Royal (N/A)

Verdict

Former high-class handicapper UNIONISTE looks head and shoulders above his rivals here and can take this en route to having a crack at the bigger races for the hunters this spring. Real Milan looks the one to follow him home, with Gowanauthat having a few issues at the moment.
  1. Unioniste
  2. Real Milan
  3. Gowanauthat

Previous Winners

2017
Mon Parrain
Weight: 12-6

Prize Money

1st: £1,872.002nd: £580.003rd: £290.004th: £145.00

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