July 17 / 12.30 Stratford

12.30 Stratford

Good

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.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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.
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2nd

3

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Stratford

Salley Gardens

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

in touch with leaders, mistake 3 out, mistake and ridden 2 out, went second last, kept on but no impression run-in

2/1

1st

3

20th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

13:50 Southwell

Salley Gardens

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

prominent, left in lead 1st, badly hampered by loose horse 2nd, hampered by loose horse 3rd, pressed leader when headed 5th, briefly led 4 out, ridden after 3 out, every chance 2 out, held when hit last

9/4

3rd

4

19th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 3

14:40 Market Rasen

Salley Gardens

11st 2lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

Won three times over hurdles in September-November (2m4f-2m7f, good) and, following a break, was clear of the others when close secong to a next-time-out winner at Wincanton (2m5f, good) in March; only 2lb higher here and could still have potential.

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.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Stratford

Cawthorne Lad

12st 1lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, pushed along before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, went third but no impression run-in

4/1

3rd

5

13th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Warwick

Cawthorne Lad

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Off the mark for this stable when winning a Stratford handicap chase in October; third off his lower hurdle mark at Exeter in January but he was beaten over 16l; others stronger for win purposes.

10/1

3rd

4

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Cawthorne Lad

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

7f winner on the Flat and not bred for chasing, yet he made a successful start in a 2m5f handicap at Stratford having responded well for pressure; never threatened to follow up next time but he's on a realistic mark for this return to hurdling.

8/1

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.
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4th

2

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

12:30 Stratford

Templehills

12st 0lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped left on occasions and didn't jump well, led but hung left throughout, jumped left and saddle slipped 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, lost second when mistake and pecked on landing last, soon lost third and no extra

14/1

5th

5

19th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Worcester

Templehills

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

jumped left, prominent, pressed leader after 5 out, lost second and ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out

16/1

7

21st May 2022

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

20:00 Stratford

Templehills

11st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Has regressed and become very unreliable in recent years but pops up with a good run every now and then and is very well suited by this track; untested beyond 3m1f; makes quick reappearance after mid-race fall here on Sunday; can't be ruled out.

8/1

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).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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

4th

1

12th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 5

16:55 Perth

Fresh New Dawn

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Off the mark over fences at the 12th attempt when making all at Market Rasen last November; heavy ground when pulled up the following month and absent since; every chance on the winning form and has won after a break; usual cheekpieces left off.

4/1

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Payout
Exacta £50.00
Straight Forecast £59.20
Trifecta £100.00

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