16:45 Newbury

Friday 23 March 2018

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    BJP Insurance Brokers Open Hunters' Chase

  • 6YO plus  |   Class 6  |   2m 7f 86y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:45  |   Winning time: 6m 10.7s
1st
Horse silk
2
9/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Mr D Maxwell (3)
Chased leaders, led after 8th, slightly hampered by loose horse and headed next, led again 10th, pecked 13th, headed next, upsides last, stayed on gamely run-in to lead final 100 yards op 6/1 tchd 13/2
2nd
Horse silk
nk
5
5/2j
T: Mrs C FryJ: Ben Godfrey (7)
Chased leaders, went 2nd 13th, led and mistake next, kept slight advantage until headed final 100 yards, kept on op 11/4
3rd
Horse silk
22
7
7/1
T: Miss B ChildsJ: Mr N Lawton (7)
Chased leaders, outpaced 11th, plugged on into modest 3rd run-in
4th
Horse silk
9
1
5/2j
T: Francesca NimmoJ: Mr J Jackson-Stops (7)
Made most until after 8th, led again next until 10th, chased leader until 13th, plugged on same pace, weakened and lost 3rd run-in op 9/4
5th
Horse silk
9
4
25/1
T: Sean ConwayJ: Lewis Stones (5)
Always behind, never a factor tchd 20/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
1011-12
8/1
T: Miss Joanne PriestJ: Mr Jonathan Bailey (3)
Chased leaders, pushed along before 12th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before next
PU
Horse silk
6
1211-12
12/1
T: W WanlessJ: Miss G Andrews
Last pair, blundered 7th and next, poor 6th when stumbled badly 3 out, pulled up before next op 8/1 tchd 15/2
UR
Horse silk
8
1211-12
33/1
T: Miss S RipponJ: Miss S Rippon (7)
Chasing leaders when blundered and unseated rider 5th op 40/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.50Pl:£1.80, £1.20, £1.80EX:£18.70Trifecta:£103.10SF:£16.58Swingers:£1.70, £8.90, £3.50

Forecasts

Billy Merriott (5/2), Jimmy The Jetplane (5/2), Vivaldi Collonges (9/2), Uncle Jimmy (7/1), Alfstar (8/1), Monetaire (12/1), Bambi Du Noyer (25/1), Vincitore (33/1)

Verdict

Not a particularly strong Hunter Chase and Bambi Du Noyer will have to settle far better than he did at Carlisle to reverse the form with Jimmy The Jetplane who will be very dangerous if allowed to gain a soft lead again. With Vivaldi Collonges looking to have lost his way a chance is taken here with the luckless BILLY MERRIOTT who showed plenty of ability under Rules. When last seen he was a 30L winner in a point-to-point that was a year ago but if he’s fit and ready here he could be an interesting proposition and a market watch is advised. Most of the others look set to find this too tough although Alfstar might be able to show a little more on his second run back from wind surgery.
  1. Billy Merriott
  2. Jimmy The Jetplane
  3. Bambi Du Noyer

Previous Winners

2017
Triangular
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 12
10/3

Prize Money

1st: £2,184.002nd: £677.003rd: £338.004th: £169.00

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