June 02 / 18.35 Stratford

18.35

Good

pointtopoint.co.uk Champion Novices’ Hunters’ Chase (For The John Corbet Cup)

  • Prize money: £9778
  • 3m 3f 119y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
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pointtopoint.co.uk Champion Novices’ Hunters’ Chase (For The John Corbet Cup)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hunter Chase

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 31-2 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
5-11 in points; off the mark under rules with stylish course win in April (2m6f, good to soft; form boosted by runner-up since) and also ran well when second at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) last month; must be considered.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

12

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Sine Nomine

11st 7lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: Fiona Needham

Improving mare with a good strike-rate and the form of her easy win at Wetherby last time (3m, soft) is not to be sniffed at, with runner-up Bennys King, who was hammered by 15l and won since, second in last season's big hunter chase at Aintree; this grey has been placed on both previous visits here (not this race) and she may well hold her own in the face of her toughest test yet.

12/1

1st

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

Sine Nomine

11st 13lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: Fiona Needham

Mare who won two hunter chases at Stratford (2m6f/3m3f, good to soft/good) last April/June and was runner-up in a point in December (3m, heavy) on her return to action; only eight and it will be no surprise to see a good run, but she has something to find with the main contenders today.

9/1

1st

6

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

18:35 Stratford

Sine Nomine

11st 7lb

J: Mr John Dawson

T: Fiona Needham

travelled strongly, held up in rear, not fluent 7th, in touch with leaders from 12th

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: P-3

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won Irish maiden point in April (yielding ground) and returned to racing under rules with good third at Tipperary (3m, good to yielding; form well advertised by winner since) last month; upped in trip for today's stable debut; interesting to see how he fares.
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8

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Brave Starlight

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Dennis

Irish point winner who ran well on his debut for this yard in a 3m3f hunter chase last spring; has been off for six months since two poor efforts last autumn.

16/1

8

7th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

20:00 Hereford

Brave Starlight

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Dennis

Irish point winner who ran well on his debut for this yard in a 3m3f hunter chase last spring; has been off for six months since two poor efforts last autumn.

16/1

7th

6

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

15:20 Doncaster

Brave Starlight

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: David Dennis

Point winner in Ireland; respectable second in notable novice hunter chase at Stratford (3m3f, good) on debut for new yard; showed nothing over hurdles last time but may progress returned to fences.

5/1

Form: 70/3-4

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
7-18 in points but 0-18 under rules; gave good account when fourth at Cheltenham (2m, good) last month but was about 12l behind Sine Nomine when third here (2m6f, good to soft) two starts ago and needs today's step up in trip to unlock improvement.
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2nd

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:55 Fakenham

Precious Bounty

12st 0lb

J: Miss Ellie Callwood

T: Kelly Morgan

8-21 in points and although 0-20 under rules he has made the frame in his last four starts in hunter chases; likes to be ridden handily and a positive ride around here could make him a serious player in this small field; visor given a go.

7/4

2nd

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:55 Fakenham

Precious Bounty

12st 0lb

J: Miss Ellie Callwood

T: Kelly Morgan

8-21 in points and although 0-20 under rules he has made the frame in his last four starts in hunter chases; likes to be ridden handily and a positive ride around here could make him a serious player in this small field; visor given a go.

7/4

4th

4

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Precious Bounty

11st 10lb

J: Miss Ellie Callwood

T: Kelly Morgan

0-19 under rules but was very creditable third behind last month's Cheltenham Festival heroine Sine Nomine in John Corbet Cup here (3m3f, good) last June and came good for new stable with easy win in mixed open point at Higham (3m, good) last month.

9/2

Form: 2-F BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Unexposed after only six runs and was clear second on rules debut at Punchestown (2m5f, yielding) in April; that form isn't anything out of the ordinary and he fell when last in action but he could have more to offer if this new trip suits.
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19th

8

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:10 Down Royal

Matthews Hill

11st 12lb

J: Miss Georgie Benson

T: Peter John Flood

always behind, mistake 2nd

100/1

8th

8

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:13 Fairyhouse

Matthews Hill

11st 4lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Peter John Flood

Has form figures of 2F4 in hunter chases this year; likely vulnerable to sharper types dropped to 2m for hurdling debut.

66/1

4th

3

2nd Jun 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 2

18:35 Stratford

Matthews Hill

12st 0lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Peter John Flood

held up in rear, mistake 3rd, dropped to last before 10th, not fluent 14th, not fluent 15th

8/1

Form: 2-1

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Improving 6yo who has collected four point wins this year and stayed on well from off the pace to win by 17l at Cheltenham (3m2f, good) last month; major player
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5th

4

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Quintins Man

12st 4lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

An 18-1 winner of a 3m1f hunter chase on this card 12 months ago; returned here in March on the back of good runs but reportedly found the ground too testing when pulled up, as was Premier Magic; a greater concern would be his subsequent defeat on good at Flete Park; certainly a player if bringing his 'A' game.

7/1

5th

4

3rd May 2024

Good

3m 2f 70y

Class 4

18:20 Cheltenham

Quintins Man

12st 4lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

An 18-1 winner of a 3m1f hunter chase on this card 12 months ago; returned here in March on the back of good runs but reportedly found the ground too testing when pulled up, as was Premier Magic; a greater concern would be his subsequent defeat on good at Flete Park; certainly a player if bringing his 'A' game.

7/1

7

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 2

16:10 Cheltenham

Quintins Man

12st 0lb

J: Mr Darren Andrews

T: J Heard

Progressive 7yo who secured C&D honours at the hunter chase meeting here last May (good) and he was too good for useful opposition on good to soft at Wincanton in February (3m1f); 2m6f looked an inadequate test at Haydock last time, even on heavy; two of his five point wins have come on soft; not without hope of joining the party.

22/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2

Last run: 10 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
0-6 in points but attracted market support and seemed to display significant improvement when second to Kaproyale (runs in 5.35 race) on recent rules debut at Huntingdon (2m7f, good); another big step forward is needed here, though.
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3rd

4

9th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Dunworley

11st 10lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Nick Kent

prominent, pressed leader when not fluent 4th, lost ground but in touch with leaders 7th, not fluent 13th, lost ground when not fluent 15th

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £13.20
Straight Forecast £11.93
Trifecta £51.30

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Quintin's Man

SPOTLIGHT:

Sine Nomine

TOPSPEED:

Quintin's Man

POSTDATA:

Quintin's Man

WEST COUNTRY:

Quintin's Man

Telegraph:

Quintin's Man

The Guardian:

Quintin's Man

Daily Mail:

Quintin's Man

Daily Record:

Quintin's Man

The Times:

Sine Nomine

D Express:

Sine Nomine

Daily Mirror:

Sine Nomine

The Sun:

Sine Nomine

The Star:

Sine Nomine