October 04 / 14.52 Stratford

14.52 Stratford Good To Soft

Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Novices’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £2505.16
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 4m 44s
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.40
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 6557-

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Nowhere in 2m-2m3f novice hurdles (good or heavy) but there was promise in his bumper and on pedigree he could very easily leave all form behind now chasing; market interesting.
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2nd

7

31st Jan 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:40 Plumpton

Representing Bob

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Lightly raced 6yo who made it 3-3 over fences with a clearcut win on his step up to 3m1f at Catterick (soft) last month; up another 9lb but that latest form looks solid and he's open to further progress at staying trips; big player.

6/4

1st

6

28th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:25 Catterick

Representing Bob

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won two handicap chases in good style during October (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft) and ran another good race back over hurdles when last seen; 9lb higher than for last win but has potential over this longer trip.

3/1

2nd

17

3rd Nov 2021

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

13:00 Chepstow

Representing Bob

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Soundly beaten in three maiden/novice hurdles last season but won two handicap chases in good style last month (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft); will be a very tough nut to crack off this mark if his recent improvement can be transferred back to hurdling.

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 6-1760

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
33-1 winner of a 2m1f handicap chase on good ground at Tipperary in May but well beaten in three runs afterwards and sold on for £8,000; tongue-tie missing on today's stable debut.
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2nd

1

21st May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Stratford

Give Me A Moment

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Very progressive 7yo who has made all in three four-runner chases on good-ground this spring (one over C&D); beat next-time-out winners on last two occasions and commands respect in current mood.

1st

2

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 3

16:11 Market Rasen

Give Me A Moment

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Highly progressive on good ground this season and he won two in a row in the space of four days towards the end of last month (2m2f/2m3f, good); has shot up the weights but he's had plenty in hand the last twice and can produce another bold show today.

7/4

1st

1

29th Mar 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

14:40 Fontwell

Give Me A Moment

12st 1lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Likes good ground and won his last two starts on the surface, making all for a wide-margin success at Stratford on Saturday (2m3f; has won at 2m1f); was rousted along from the home bend there and usually has more time between his races but the competition does not look strong.

8/11

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 5-7P33 BF

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Interesting that her best French form over hurdles and fences was on soft ground, which she's yet to encounter in Britain; could be interesting should it get wet and she wasn't far behind Richie Valentine at Bangor last week.
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7

21st May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Stratford

Lost In Montmartre

10st 2lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

4th

2

8th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

16:10 Ludlow

Lost In Montmartre

11st 12lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

2nd

3

9th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

14:22 Hereford

Lost In Montmartre

10st 1lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Alastair Ralph

Placed in three consecutive chases in August-October (2m-2m3f) and looked very well suited by switch to front-running tactics when dominating small-field C&D mares' event (good to firm) last month; obvious contender.

5/4

Form: 8/F981 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Over 19l behind Air Hair Lair when ninth here in July but he turned that form around in no uncertain terms when beating that rival and Hold Me Tight over C&D two weeks ago (good to firm), coming home 9l to the good despite getting warm and taking a keen hold; up 7lb but a greater concern is softer ground.
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4th

9

4th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Pirate Sam

10st 1lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Over 19l behind Air Hair Lair when ninth here in July but he turned that form around in no uncertain terms when beating that rival and Hold Me Tight over C&D two weeks ago (good to firm), coming home 9l to the good despite getting warm and taking a keen hold; up 7lb but a greater concern is softer ground.

5/1

1st

6

19th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Pirate Sam

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Unexposed after only six starts but was over 19l behind Air Hair Lair when ninth of 14 at Stratford (2m3f, good) in July (first completed chase) and was soundly beaten at Worcester later that month; improvement needed.

16/1

Form: -21744

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Twice a winner over hurdles but was only seventh on his chase debut in June and hasn't been at his best back hurdling the last twice; has to prove himself in this discipline.
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12th

13

6th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:35 Market Rasen

Mawlood

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Dual 2m1f hurdle winner for Phil Middleton last spring but never really featured on stable debut a fortnight ago (2m); should be fine over today's longer trip but needs to have taken significant benefit from the recent outing; cheekpieces refitted.

20/1

8th

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

19:40 Southwell

Mawlood

10st 8lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Two wins last spring (for Phil Middleton, the second off this mark); not so good chasing in the autumn; bit to prove on stable debut after a break.

14/1

10

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Mawlood

10st 6lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Form: 79897-

Last run: 171 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Limitations soon exposed over hurdles and went chasing on only his fifth start, though again he trailed home well beaten in a 3m handicap at Exeter; still early days but has much to prove.
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3rd

7

20th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:45 Chepstow

The Boat

10st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Best chase form so far when winning at Market Rasen in December (2m3f, soft) although he inherited that race when the clear leader fell; pulled up next time and 2m5f stretched him at Hereford last month; needs more.

5/1

3rd

7

16th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

The Boat

10st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Justified support when winning at Market Rasen in December (2m3f, cheekpieces on for first time) but was very fortunate there and ran no sort of race at Taunton next time; something to prove now.

15/2

9

30th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:00 Taunton

The Boat

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Well beaten on first two attempts at chasing (3m/2m3f) but rewarded heavy market support (albeit fortuitously) when scoring in first-time cheekpieces at Market Rasen (2m3f, soft) four weeks ago; only 2lb higher here and the unlucky loser from that race bolted up on Tuesday; back up in trip today; needs to be taken very seriously.

9/4

Form: 50U-4P

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Limited 6yo and no worthwhile form as yet over fences for his new yard; unlikely to be the answer no matter what effect cheekpieces have.
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6

10th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:23 Stratford

Nyoufsea

10st 0lb

J: Alison Johnson

T: Aytach Sadik

17-race maiden who would be a surprise winner today from 7lb out of the handicap.

50/1

4th

6

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Nyoufsea

10st 0lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Aytach Sadik

His one placed effort from 16 starts saw him beaten 25l; easy to have reservations.

33/1

8

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Nyoufsea

10st 2lb

J: Alison Johnson

T: Aytach Sadik

Some reasonable runs this winter but he remains a maiden after 15 races and he needs to produce something extra to get off the mark today.

33/1

Form: -42852

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Made it 0-45 when second to Pirate Sam here two weeks ago and clearly up against it from 6lb out of the weights.
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8th

10

4th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Hold Me Tight

10st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

Made it 0-45 when second to Pirate Sam here two weeks ago and clearly up against it from 6lb out of the weights.

8/1

2nd

5

19th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:40 Plumpton

Hold Me Tight

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

Placed a few times off higher marks this year (2m1f-2m3f) and ran well for a long way when fifth at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) this month; no surprise if he features here but 0-44 career strike-rate an obvious concern.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 02U1O1

Last run: 5 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Going easily when running out at Uttoxeter last month but has won his other two runs over fences, both at Bangor (2m1f, good); had a bit in hand last week and clear claims under a 5lb penalty; handles soft.
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3rd

4

23rd May 2022

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:05 Ludlow

Richie Valentine

11st 4lb

J: Chris Ward

T: John O’Shea

2nd

6

12th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

18:20 Fontwell

Richie Valentine

11st 0lb

J: Chris Ward

T: John O’Shea

1st

3

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Richie Valentine

11st 9lb

J: Chris Ward

T: John O’Shea

Two Bangor wins last summer but was pulled up there when in December and absent since; wind surgery in the meantime and, with good ground ideal, has claims if ready to go after the break.

11/2

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Air Hair Lair, Alburn

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Payout
Exacta £630.00
Straight Forecast £536.90
Tricast £1338.80
Trifecta £2623.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Richie Valentine

The Times:

Pirate Sam

SPOTLIGHT:

Lost In Montmartre

WEST COUNTRY:

Hold Me Tight

RP Ratings:

Lost In Montmartre

Daily Express:

Pirate Sam

Daily Mirror:

Pirate Sam

The Sun:

Pirate Sam

Telegraph:

Richie Valentine

The Guardian:

Richie Valentine

Daily Mail:

Richie Valentine

The Star:

Richie Valentine

Daily Record:

Richie Valentine