January 19 / 15.45 Ludlow

15.45

Soft

Proper Good Dairy Local Milk Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £3336.45
  • 2m 7f 171y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Proper Good Dairy Local Milk Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Snow showers

OUR TIP

Form: 330P-P C

Last run: 251 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Some smart chase form for Tom George as recently as autumn 2021 (at 2m3f-2m6f) but he wasn't himself in just three runs last year, over fences and hurdles; however, this is a big drop in class so is by no means ruled out for new yard; tongue tied on last two starts but not today.
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4th

3

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Espoir De Teillee

12st 4lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

Two soft-ground wins earlier in career but minor form on that surface now and unraced on heavy, while his front-running win over three rivals in this race last year came on good ground; can be involved if he does cope with the surface.

9/2

3rd

1

31st May 2023

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

16:30 Newton Abbot

Espoir De Teillee

12st 8lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

jumped right throughout, raced in second, not fluent 3rd, mistake 4th, not fluent 10th, dropped to last 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/7

1st

1

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

20:55 Kempton

Espoir De Teillee

12st 6lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: B F Brookhouse

Useful in the past; opened his hunter chase account at Leicester (2m6f, good) in February and subsequent odds-on defeat is better than it looked on the day (winner franked the form next time); respected.

5/4

Form: B111-4 D

Last run: 237 days

W: 12st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Multiple winner, mostly on good/good to soft; found a niche at this level last spring, winning three at 2m4f-3m following his staying-on third in this race (soft); can go well back at 3m on return from break.
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7th

2

5th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 5

20:17 Cheltenham

Not That Fuisse

12st 4lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

Successful in small fields in four of his nine hunter chases, the wins on good and good to soft; ran respectably when seventh in the Aintree Foxhunters' (2m5f) three weeks ago and had useful form at this track at earlier stages of his career; should be on the premises.

7/2

7th

19

13th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 19y

Class 2

16:05 Aintree

Not That Fuisse

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Successful in half of his eight hunter chase attempts; beaten by I K Brunel at Taunton last month but may reverse those places with Jack Andrews taking over from a novice rider; stable also runs Bennys King.

25/1

17

17th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Not That Fuisse

12st 0lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Good handicapper who wasn't beaten far in the Grand Annual here in 2021; has accrued plenty of hunter chase experience but he couldn't hold a candle to Vaucelet at Stratford last May and has others to worry about.

33/1

Form: 722-51 C

Last run: 237 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Course winner at 2m4f who is a dual 3m winner on good/good to soft; however, he was beaten a long way on soft in this race 12 months ago and these conditions are unlikely to be up his street.
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4th

4

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

19:35 Stratford

Zamparelli

11st 4lb

J: Miss Immy Robinson

T: Miss V Collins

disputed lead, led before 4th

13/2

3

3rd Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

16:30 Ludlow

Zamparelli

12st 2lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Miss V Collins

Six-time winner under rules, the latest success gained by 15l in handicap hunter chase at Stratford (2m5f, good) last May; pulled up in February, after a layoff, and probably needs the ground to dry out here but will play a major role if back on song.

4/1

1

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Warwick

Zamparelli

12st 2lb

J: Mr Toby McCain-Mitchell

T: Miss V Collins

Six-time winner under rules, the latest success gained by 15l in handicap hunter chase at Stratford (2m5f, good) last May; will be hard to beat if in similar form here but was pulled up in a point last month, after a layoff, and today's ground is likely to be slower than he prefers.

3/1

Form: /P634-

Last run: 278 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Promising staying chaser in late 2019, including on heavy, but only lightly raced since and he finished remote for new connections in a point 23 days ago when back from a layoff; is one to watch this time.
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5th

5

5th May 2023

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:35 Cheltenham

Encounter A Giant

12st 1lb

J: Mr Henry Crow

T: Tom Britten

Quite a useful chaser for Alastair Ralph; has won his last two points but he was tailed off behind Premier Magic in December and looks up against it.

12/1

Form: 5127-P

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Five-time winning jumper at up to 2m6f in France, mostly on slow ground; hasn't run over fences since May 2021 and was pulled up on most recent start last April but has joined an in-forrm yard; best to check the market.
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3rd

7

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

12:40 Ludlow

Gaboriot

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Perhaps took some time to acclimatise after arriving from France but he's looked good the last twice, especially last time at Doncaster when easing clear over 3m on good ground; that came at a cost (now 9lb higher) but he's a strong traveller who jumps well and remains open to further progress.

2/1

1st

3

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Gaboriot

11st 12lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ex-French 7yo who opened his British account at Kempton (3m, good; off 3lb lower) last month, proving suited by the return to handicap level (raced in hunter chases otherwise for current yard); respected in this similar event.

9/4

Form: 35-323

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Winning 2m4f hurdler on good to soft who made successful return to points in November; not as good next time and the balance of his form suggests plenty more will be needed in this company.
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1st

4

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Time Leader

12st 6lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: Miss Hannah Roach

Close behind Bennys King in the Foxhunters' at Aintree (2m5f, good to soft) and two good wins ended the campaign; started the season with a cakewalk at Badbury Rings and he may have found soft ground against him when pulled up in November; bang there on best form.

2/1

1st

2

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

20:20 Cartmel

Time Leader

12st 4lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: J J O’Shea

Career-best when fifth in the Aintree Foxhunters (2m5f, good to soft) and has since landed the odds in a modest novice hunter at Kelso (2m5f, good to soft); all chase wins over an extended 2m6f or less, although has won over 3m pointing; one with a chance.

5/4

Form: 3P-40P D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish; very talented 3m chaser in his prime but his form has tailed off in recent times and he didn't run much of a race under these conditions for new yard at Taunton only last week (9-4); regularly wore a tongue-tie in Ireland and it's refitted today so he may do a lot better.
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11

19th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Tout Est Permis

11st 12lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Very smart at about 3m in his day but lost his way for Noel Meade; has shown nothing in three runs for this yard and now has lots to prove.

7/1

4th

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

16:00 Fontwell

Tout Est Permis

11st 12lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

held up in last but in touch with leaders, some headway with one circuit to go, not fluent 14th, shaken up and lost ground when bad mistake 16th, soon got well behind, tailed off

11/10

7

16th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Tout Est Permis

12st 0lb

J: Miss Brodie Hampson

T: Archie Watson

Very smart at about 3m in his day but lost his way for Noel Meade, and after changing hands for £48,000 in September he didn't run much of a race on his debut for this yard in a hunter chase at Taunton; reservations on the back of that.

11/2

Verdict

The tongue-tie goes back on Tout Est Permis and it may well make all the difference but he ran no sort of race at Taunton last week and his current wellbeing has to be proved. Espoir De Teillee is another who needs to get out from under a cloud and preference is for NOT THAT FUISSE who ran well in this race 12 months ago when he showed he could handle 3m on soft.[Emily Weber]