July 28 / 15.07 Stratford

15.07 Stratford

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Saige Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3267.6
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Saige Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5P-412

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over 3m at Perth (good) and coped well with this 8lb higher mark when second here over 2m3f; returning to further is probably a good thing; up 1lb in future.
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1st

4

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Cardboard Gangster

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 12th, in touch with leaders when pushed along 3 out, ridden to lead approaching last, edged left but kept on strongly run-in

3/1

2nd

3

17th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

13:00 Stratford

Cardboard Gangster

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

in touch with leaders, went second 9th, mistake 11th, challenging before 2 out, led home turn, headed approaching last, 2 lengths down and mistake last, no impression run-in

11/4

OUR TIP

14/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 54-235 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Has never been lower in the ratings over fences but that's for good reason and he needs to show some spark before getting involved; his second in May was remote; had a wind op.
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2nd

1

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Flying Verse

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: David Dennis

prominent, lost position and ridden after 2 out, rallied and went second approaching last, ran on but no extra run-in

14/1

5th

5

1st Jul 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:50 Newton Abbot

Flying Verse

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

disputed lead, chased leader 7th, ridden and weakened 3 out

8/1

4th

5

30th May 2022

Good

3m 5f 80y

Class 3

15:15 Cartmel

Flying Verse

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: David Dennis

Won handicap chases over 3m and 3m2f on good ground last year; form has run cold though and he probably achieved little behind a runaway winner last week at Market Rasen.

6/1

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 875-41

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Appeared to be going nowhere but back up in trip (to 3m2f from 2m) and with the cheekpieces left off she beat three rivals with ease at Newton Abbot (good); 1lb well in with a penalty if she can back that up.
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3rd

6

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

On Time

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

led, pushed along 3 out, joined 2 out, soon ridden, headed approaching last, pecked on landing last, soon no extra

7/2

1st

4

17th Jul 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:25 Newton Abbot

On Time

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

made all, mistake 15th, went clear after 2 out, easily

16/1

4th

4

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 5

14:20 Fakenham

On Time

10st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Didn't hang about over hurdles (one handicap) but no more than a glimmer of promise and she tried 2m, 2m5f and 3m, so her best trip remains a mystery; makes chase debut with new headgear tried.

12/1

Form: 542-56

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Best effort in the last 16 months when second of five at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in March, making most; hasn't built on that and he's still a maiden; tongue-tie a first.
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4th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Thais Toir

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adrian Wintle

prominent, mistake 4th, disputed lead when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

14/1

5th

10

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 108y

Class 5

17:50 Uttoxeter

Thais Toir

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adrian Wintle

Maiden; improved efforts in most recent starts and runner-up at Huntingdon in the latest; that was a modest contest and more needed for a first win; cheekpieces fitted for the first time.

7/1

7

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:14 Newton Abbot

Thais Toir

10st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Adrian Wintle

13-race maiden but he ran his best race over fences so far when a close second from out of the weights at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) last month; that was under a prominent ride and has claims if he can repeat that form back in trip; cheekpieces added.

Form: 6P-444

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
0-14 overall and 0-7 as a chaser; didn't run badly last time at Cartmel but not the most convincing of profiles.
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9th

10

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

19:10 Market Rasen

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Micky Hammond

always towards rear, weakened after last (usual 4 out), eased home straight

16/1

5th

10

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, pushed along 4 out, soon no impression

14/1

4th

12

24th Jun 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:40 Cartmel

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

midfield, not fluent 3 out, headway 2 out, soon ridden, went fourth after last, weakened run-in

10/1

Form: 533-65

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
No win since February 2019; down the weights and they're trying new headgear with him, so he might revive returned to a longer trip.
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6th

3

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Boagrius

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

in touch with leaders, ridden 3 out, pressed leaders when mistake and sprawled on landing last, soon lost position, not recover

5/1

5th

4

10th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

15:11 Stratford

Boagrius

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

midfield, pushed along and lost ground 9th, ridden 2 out, lost touch approaching last, soon well held

7/1

6th

1

5th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Boagrius

12st 1lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Tom George

Form: 27-725

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Made good start to chasing career when second at Warwick (2m4f, good), only to then finish tailed off at Ffos Las; each-way claims if returning to form.
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7th

7

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Spiritus Mundi

11st 1lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

midfield, in rear when not fluent 5th, bumped 7th, became detached and beaten 4 out

6/1

5th

7

16th Jun 2022

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

18:00 Ffos Las

Spiritus Mundi

10st 9lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

held up in rear, ridden after 11th, well held from 3 out, tailed off

6/1

2nd

5

25th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

19:35 Warwick

Spiritus Mundi

10st 12lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Chased home an in-form rival over hurdles at Hereford (2m5f, good) in November but that was in a small field and he's finished a well-held seventh in both subsequent runs; remains a maiden after ten starts and has something to prove on this switch to fences.

25/1

Form: 4P0-66

Last run: 56 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner but out of form in that discipline this year and he was tailed off on his previous attempt at chasing last September; cheekpieces did nothing for him when tried once before.
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2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Shinobi

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

always towards rear, raced wide, awkward jump and bumped rival 7th, not fluent 12th, became detached and beaten 4 out, pulled up before 2 out (jockey said gelding was never travelling)

8/1

6th

2

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

16:02 Uttoxeter

Shinobi

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

prominent, disputing third when ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, eased run-in (jockey said gelding stopped quickly; vet said gelding lost its left-fore shoe)

9/1

6th

8

7th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:15 Warwick

Shinobi

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Gamely made all off 3lb higher at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last summer but that was very much the high point in an otherwise disappointing campaign last season; might have needed last month's Worcester run (his first for 177 days) but it's not easy to predict what sort of form he'll be in here.

16/1

Form: 22-467

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Did well for Dai Burchell last summer including two hurdle wins at Ffos Las (2m, good); not yet found his form for current yard and, with his Flat background, it remains to be seen what he'll make of fences.
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5

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Easkey Lad

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Did well for Dai Burchell last summer including two hurdle wins at Ffos Las (2m, good); not yet found his form for current yard and, with his Flat background, it remains to be seen what he'll make of fences.

12/1

7th

3

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

13:35 Stratford

Easkey Lad

11st 11lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Rebecca Curtis

led at steady pace, headed and bumped when lost position after 2 out, well beaten approaching last

5/1

Form: 40U-P4

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Has a record of 2-48; both wins were over fences but it's been a struggle since moving yards.
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8

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Kiera Royale

10st 7lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

didn't jump with fluency, pushed along briefly 2nd, midfield final circuit, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

20/1

4th

5

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:30 Stratford

Kiera Royale

10st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

in rear, no chance when jumped left 3 out, went modest fourth last, never on terms

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £203.00
Straight Forecast £226.00
Tricast £821.20
Trifecta £681.00

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