January 25 / 15.35 Warwick

15.35 Warwick

Soft

Willoughby De Broke Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Prize money: £2053.2
  • 3m 0f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
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Willoughby De Broke Open Hunters’ Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 21P5-P

Last run: 271 days

W: 12st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 124

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1

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Cousin Pascal

12st 6lb

J: Mr Huw Edwards

T: J J O’Shea

Raced in points this winter, winning at Chaddesley Corbett then disappointing favourite at Larkhill; useful hunter chaser on his day, notably winning the 2021 Foxhunters' at Aintree; close second in this race last year and again looks one of the main contenders.

12/1

Form: 05-00P

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

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2

9th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Mitchouka

12st 6lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: M Kehoe

Smart hurdler/chaser in Ireland, but although he didn't run badly in the cross-country race at the Cheltenham Festival last March, 2022 was a bit of a washout and he fell heavily on final appearance; bit to prove.

6/1

Form: U/21-5 D

Last run: 271 days

W: 12st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 137

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Form: F4/69-

Last run: 295 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

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6th

5

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Zee Man

12st 2lb

J: Mr James King

T: F A Hutsby

Has form figures of 21P in points for current yard, the win gained in two-finisher event; has just ordinary rules form and appears to have a stiff task at the weights in this field.

66/1

Form: /PP-PP

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 137

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1st

6

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Bennys King

11st 12lb

J: Miss Heidi Palin

T: Dan Skelton

One of the best chasers in this field judged on peak RPRs and ran creditably in the Ascot Chase two years ago; has badly lost his way, having been pulled up in four runs since, but may prove somewhat resurgent in first-time headgear on hunter chase debut.

8/1

4

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

13:37 Chepstow

Bennys King

10st 12lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

prominent

33/1

Form: /P634-

Last run: 284 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 118

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Form: 5127-P

Last run: 270 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

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3rd

9

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Gaboriot

11st 12lb

J: Mr George Cowley

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Successful five times (hurdles/fences) in France; pulled up in Grade 3 handicap at Auteuil when last seen nine months ago; has something to find on bare ratings but market support should be heeded on British debut.

9/1

Form: 35-323

Last run: 196 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

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Verdict

The ex-French Gaboriot needs a market watch and if Bennys King has anything left to offer, he’d better show it quickly. COUSIN PASCAL can throw in the occasional modest effort but he’s taken to beat Shantou Flyer.[Jonathan Neesom]