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Fri, 13th Apr 2012
Nortonthorpe Industrial Park Open Hunters' Chase, 3m 3f
4 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 6) Total Prize Fund - £1400

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Special Portrait (IRE) (26J)
8 gr g Portrait Gallery (IRE) - Goin Home (IRE) (Warcraft (USA))
2F1231 Mr Mark Hughes
Tongue strap


Mr W Kinsey (3)
Mark Hughes

He has won three chases from 3m to 3m 1f on good and soft ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when evens fav at Carlisle over 3m (soft) last month, beating Bright Cloud by 19l. Has also won at Sheriff Hutton this season.

2 Belon Gale (IRE) (27J)
9 b g Hubbly Bubbly (USA) - Belon Breeze (IRE) (Strong Gale)
PP-PP5F Mr S J Robinson


Mr Simon Robinson (7)
S J Robinson

Successful in two chases at 3m 3f and 4m on soft and heavy ground. Pulled up at the 11th when 28-1 at Uttoxeter over 4m 1f (good to soft) in a chase won by Minella Four Star in March last year on his latest outing.

3 Oranger (FR) (131J)
10 b g Antarctique (IRE) - True Beauty (FR) (Sun Prince)
362005 Mr Andrew J Martin


Mr J Martin (7)
Mrs J Martin

A winner of a chase at 2m 7f on good to firm ground, but that win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Ton-Chee when 11th of 13 on his hurdling debut at Worcester over 2m (good to firm) in July last year.

4 Bright Cloud (IRE) (26J)
7 gr m Cloudings (IRE) - Barton Gale (IRE) (Strong Gale)
FFP-112 Mrs M Cooper


Mr M Walford (3)
Mrs G B Walford

Beaten 19l by Special Portrait when second of 8 at 4-1 on her racecourse debut at Carlisle over 3m (soft) last month.

Race Verdict

It's difficult to look past SPECIAL PORTRAIT. The 8-year-old stepped up on a number of 'nearly' efforts when bolting up over an extended 3m at Carlisle last time and, with this longer trip not a concern, he should have few problems following up. Bright Cloud was 19-lengths back in second on that occasion and could fill the runner-up position again with Belon Gale and Oranger not showing a great deal between the flags recently.

Selection: Special Portrait        Danger: Bright Cloud        Alternative: Belon Gale
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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