2023 Hungerford Stakes Witch Hunter scores first career win

Newbury’s card on Saturday was all about the 2023 Hungerford Stakes where the class dropper Chindit was the 2/1 chalk and he was expected to make short work of these lesser foes.

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The Hungerford Stakes

Grade 2 – Purse $138,000 – 7 furlongs – Turf – 3-Year-Olds and Up

Witch Hunter guns his rivals down late to win first career-graded stakes!

Witch Hunter had shown progressive form in top-class handicaps before this step up the class ladder, and although many handicappers felt he could probably hit the board, his 12/1 post-time odds showed he was not well fancied for win purposes.

He won the 2023 Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) at Royal Ascot in June, and since that win had performed well after being stepped up the class ladder to hit the board in a Listed Stakes and the 2023 Grade 3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle in July, but this was his biggest assignment so far and the race was run at such a pace that it worked out perfectly for this strong closer.

Hungerford Stakes Race Video

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He was at the tail of the field early but came with a sweeping late close to lead just outside the sixteenth pole and widened to win by a length from New Endeavour in second, and the chalk, Chindit, in the third spot.

Brad The Brief held well for the fourth spot.

2023 Hungerford Stakes Race Payouts

HorseWinPlace
1. Witch Hunter$13.00$3.40
2. New Endeavour$2.60
3. Chindit$1.40

WINNING TIME: 1 min 25.24 secs

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