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Wigley Group Hampton Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (1) Class 1

  • Distance: 3m
  • Age: 5yo
  • Runners: 5
  • Prize: £55,000

Three-time hurdle winner who has taken well to chasing, relishing testing conditions when scoring in good style at Haydock (22f) last month. Step up to 3m may unlock further improvement.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
30/12/21 Haydock Park 1/6 Henry Brooke Chase 2m 6f 54y Heavy 11st 4lbs
01/12/21 Haydock Park 2/4 Henry Brooke Chase 2m 5f 127y Soft 11st 2lbs
31/10/21 Carlisle 8/9 Kielan Woods Hurdle 2m 4f 8y Soft 11st 5lbs
20/03/21 Uttoxeter 2/9 Kielan Woods Hurdle 2m 3f 207y Soft 11st 4lbs
20/02/21 Haydock Park 4/8 Henry Brooke Hurdle 3m 58y Soft 10st 12lbs
16/01/21 Warwick 2/11 Kielan Woods Hurdle 2m 5f Heavy 11st 0lbs
26/12/20 Wetherby 1/13 Lilly Pinchin Hurdle 2m 5f 56y Heavy 11st 9lbs
05/12/20 Aintree 4/11 Kielan Woods Hurdle 2m 4f Heavy 10st 9lbs
11/11/20 Bangor-On-Dee 1/6 Kielan Woods Hurdle 2m 3f 123y Heavy 10st 3lbs
27/10/20 Bangor-On-Dee 1/13 Henry Brooke Hurdle 2m 3f 123y Heavy 11st 5lbs
05/03/20 Carlisle 2/8 Brian Hughes Hurdle 2m 1f Soft 11st 1lbs
21/02/20 Warwick 4/7 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 3f Heavy 11st 2lbs
15/01/20 Newbury 4/14 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 69y Soft 10st 12lbs
03/10/19 Warwick 3/10 Sam Twiston-Davies Bumper 2m Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs

Progressive hurdler who made successful chase debut at Hexham (3m) in November. Similar form when last of 2 finishers at Kelso (23.4f) since but this understandably tougher.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
05/12/21 Kelso 2/4 Ryan Mania Chase 2m 7f 96y Heavy 0 11st 8lbs
17/11/21 Hexham 1/4 Ryan Mania Chase 3m 41y Gd/Sft 0 11st 0lbs
06/11/21 Kelso 2/7 Ryan Mania Hurdle 3m 1f 170y Soft 0 11st 12lbs
09/04/21 Aintree Sefton Hurdle 5/12 Ryan Mania Hurdle 3m 149y Gd/Sft 0 11st 4lbs
27/03/21 Kelso 2/11 Ryan Mania Hurdle 3m 1f 170y Soft 0 10st 5lbs
01/03/21 Ayr 1/12 Ryan Mania Hurdle 3m 70y Heavy 0 11st 12lbs
30/11/20 Ayr 2/8 Ryan Mania Hurdle 2m 4f 100y Heavy 11st 9lbs
30/10/20 Wetherby 2/11 Ryan Mania Hurdle 2m 5f 56y Gd/Sft 11st 10lbs
18/02/20 Musselburgh 3/12 Ryan Mania Hurdle 2m 3f 171y Soft 11st 2lbs
27/01/20 Kelso 4/13 James Bowen Hurdle 2m 51y Heavy 11st 4lbs
02/01/20 Ayr 3/13 James Bowen Hurdle 2m Heavy 11st 5lbs
12/12/19 Newcastle 5/14 Ryan Mania Bumper 2m 46y Heavy 11st 7lbs
09/09/19 Perth 1/8 James Bowen Bumper 2m 47y Soft 10st 12lbs
06/08/19 Roscommon 7/12 Mr J. J. Codd Bumper 1m 7f 135y Soft 11st 7lbs

Progressed well in novice hurdles in 2019/20. Shaped encouragingly on chase bow at Cheltenham on last season's return but ran as if amiss next time and has since left Nigel Twiston-Davies.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
13/11/20 Cheltenham -/4 Sam Twiston-Davies Chase 2m 4f 44y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs
23/10/20 Cheltenham 4/6 Sam Twiston-Davies Chase 3m 80y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs
11/03/20 Cheltenham Ballymore Novices' Hurdle 5/12 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 5f Soft 11st 7lbs
11/01/20 Warwick 1/5 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 5f Soft 11st 0lbs
14/12/19 Cheltenham 4/8 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 7f 213y Soft 10st 12lbs
09/11/19 Aintree 1/6 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 4f Soft 11st 4lbs
10/10/19 Worcester 1/6 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 7f Soft 10st 11lbs

Four-time hurdle winner last season who enhanced excellent strike rate over fences when taking 3-runner Grade 2 at Doncaster (3m) last month. Big player again.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
11/12/21 Doncaster December Novices' Chase 1/3 A. P. Heskin Chase 2m 7f 214y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs
14/11/21 Cheltenham 1/5 A. P. Heskin Chase 3m 80y Good 11st 8lbs
02/11/21 Exeter 1/4 A. P. Heskin Chase 3m 54y Soft 11st 2lbs
08/10/21 Chepstow 2/4 Harry Cobden Chase 2m 7f 131y Gd/Frm 11st 2lbs
21/04/21 Perth 1/6 A. P. Heskin Hurdle 2m 7f 207y Gd/Sft 11st 3lbs
19/03/21 Cheltenham Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle 6/16 A. P. Heskin Hurdle 2m 7f 213y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs
07/02/21 Musselburgh 1/8 A. P. Heskin Hurdle 2m 7f 180y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs
12/11/20 Ludlow 1/4 A. P. Heskin Hurdle 2m 5f 55y Good 11st 5lbs
22/10/20 Lingfield Park 1/15 A. P. Heskin Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs
31/01/20 Chepstow 1/9 A. P. Heskin Bumper 2m 11y Heavy 11st 2lbs
08/11/19 Fontwell Park 2/10 A. P. Heskin Bumper 2m 1f 162y Soft 11st 2lbs

Bumper/maiden hurdle winner. Took well to chasing with close second over 2m here in May but hasn't come close to reproducing that in his 2 runs since. Upped further in trip now.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
10/11/21 Exeter 4/6 Sam Twiston-Davies Chase 2m 3f 48y Soft 11st 8lbs
22/10/21 Cheltenham 3/5 Sean Bowen Chase 1m 7f 199y Gd/Frm 11st 2lbs
30/09/21 Warwick 2/5 Sam Twiston-Davies Chase 2m 54y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs
08/05/21 Haydock Park Swinton 6/14 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 1m 7f 144y Soft 11st 7lbs
09/04/21 Aintree Top Novices' Hurdle -/10 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 103y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs
06/03/21 Kelso Premier Hurdle -/7 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 2f 25y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs
11/12/20 Cheltenham 2/6 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 179y Soft 11st 4lbs
11/11/20 Bangor-On-Dee 1/4 Sam Twiston-Davies Hurdle 2m 145y Heavy 11st 0lbs
08/10/20 Exeter 1/9 Sam Twiston-Davies Bumper 2m 175y Good 11st 0lbs