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Ardencote Spa Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Ardencote Spa Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2/2-11 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on chase debut in March 2021 but has improved with experience; returned from layoff with clearcut wins on good ground at Fontwell (2m5f) and Worcester (2m7f) this season and might still have more to offer.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Stratford

Etat Major Aulmes

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

raced in second, ridden and led approaching last, kept on strongly run-in, ridden out

11/8

1st

5

29th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:39 Fontwell

Etat Major Aulmes

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

5/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 112-31 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Triple hurdle winner last autumn (2m4f-2m7f, good) and won three-runner contest on chasing debut at Southwell (2m4f, good) last month (one rival unseated rider at first fence); likely to face a tougher examination here but is open to improvement.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

19:40 Uttoxeter

Salley Gardens

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Made very encouraging return from layoff when staying-on third at Kempton (2m5f, good; usual cheekpieces missing) last month and may not have had the race run to suit when slightly below that form on his latest outing (cheekpieces back on); remains one to be interested in.

6/1

3rd

2

24th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Warwick

Salley Gardens

11st 9lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Good-ground specialist who made promising return from 252-day absence when staying on from the rear to take third in 13-runner Kempton handicap (2m5f, good) this month; sports refitted cheekpieces (worn for last three wins) here; features prominently in calculations.

11/4

3rd

5

1st May 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Kempton

Salley Gardens

11st 8lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

towards rear

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: /1633- C

Last run: 126 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Comfortably drew clear to make winning chase debut here (2m6f, good) last October; not seen over fences since a disappointing run the following month but was placed over hurdles in March on latest outing and probably still has untapped potential in this sphere.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

9th Oct 2023

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Cawthorne Lad

11st 12lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: D J Jeffreys

Two fairly good runs for new stable this season, more recently when staying-on third at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) six weeks ago; competes off same mark here and the longer trip will suit; shortlisted.

9/2

3rd

2

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:55 Worcester

Cawthorne Lad

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Infrequent winner (3-31) formerly trained by Jonjo O'Neill; only 3-1 for stable debut in a 3m2f handicap hurdle at Stratford three months ago (after 154 days away) but ran a laboured race in finishing third of the four runners; reservations despite this trip being a better fit.

9/2

3rd

4

3rd Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

18:50 Stratford

Cawthorne Lad

11st 2lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Infrequent winner (3-30); bang there at Leicester (2m4f, soft) and perhaps failed to stay 3m2f on his final run for Jonjo O'Neill; on a decent mark if his new trainer can get him going again.

3/1

Form: 18-FP5 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Gained last two of six chase wins here, the latest over today's trip off 2lb higher in October; returned from break with two non-completions here in May and safely held at Worcester last month; needs to get back on track.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

1st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 4

14:20 Fakenham

Templehills

11st 10lb

J: Jack Savage

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

5th

1

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 4

14:40 Stratford

Templehills

11st 13lb

J: Jack Savage

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual course winner (2m5f/2m6f, good/good to soft); showed he can still be competitive from this mark when under 4l second in a 0-120 here (2m6f, good) latest; slight drop in grade should help; player.

3/1

2nd

5

3rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

13:00 Stratford

Templehills

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped left on occasions, raced in second, hit 8th, hung left from 2 out, pushed along when lost second home turn, ridden after last, soon went second again, always held

5/1

Form: 21P-44

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened chasing account with front-running success at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) last November but wasn't in the same form when only fourth of five over 2m3f there last month and his stable's other runner Salley Gardens makes more appeal; often wears cheekpieces (not today).

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Fresh New Dawn

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Returned from break with satisfactory run in May but both subsequent efforts were underwhelming, the latter when ridden much more patiently than usual and with usual cheekpieces left off; back on his last winning mark here, though, and perhaps a return to more positive tactics in the refitted cheekpieces might show him in a better light.

6/1

5th

5

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Stratford

Fresh New Dawn

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

held up in last, slow jump 7th, ridden and no impression before 2 out, well held approaching last, lost shoe

10/1

4th

1

3rd Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:10 Market Rasen

Fresh New Dawn

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

led but pestered, clear with one other after 4th, awkward jump 7th, soon headed and chased leader, ridden and weakened after 4 out

100/30

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Straight Forecast £59.20
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Selections

POSTDATA:

Salley Gardens

SPOTLIGHT:

Etat Major Aulmes

RP Ratings:

Cawthorne Lad

The Times:

Salley Gardens

Daily Mail:

Salley Gardens

Daily Express:

Salley Gardens

Daily Mirror:

Salley Gardens

Daily Record:

Salley Gardens

TOPSPEED:

Cawthorne Lad

LAMBOURN:

Etat Major Aulmes

Telegraph:

Etat Major Aulmes

The Star:

Etat Major Aulmes