Home / July 28 / 16:20 Stratford

16:20 Stratford

Good

NAF Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3267.6
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
RTV
View Course
NAF Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £5.50

Form: 6P-P76 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on old Irish form but has struggled to get seriously competitive for current stable since last summer (five runs); about 18l behind Ben Buie when well-held sixth here (2m1f, good) this month; hood fitted today; needs to turn things around.

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

0

9

25th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:05 Warwick

Blaze A Trail

10st 13lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John Flint

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent 9th, weakened quickly after 11th, pulled up before 12th

14/1

2nd

3

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

18:00 Stratford

Blaze A Trail

11st 10lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John Flint

disputed lead, hit 1st, led narrowly from 7th

5/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -56373

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won two 2m chases towards end of last year and was back in good form with two thirds this month, the latter when swapping visor for refitted blinkers at Worcester (2m, good) on Tuesday; remains on a workable mark, and will warrant consideration if he makes a quick reappearance here.

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

0

10

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:00 Ludlow

Ben Buie

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Record of 7-23 over fences and he completed a double at Warwick (2m, good) and Hereford (2m5f, good to firm) not that long ago; conditions weren't that taxing last time at Fakenham (good to soft) and seems to need the ground good or quicker.

6/1

4th

4

13th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

13:30 Fakenham

Ben Buie

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Martin Keighley

prominent, not fluent 4th, outpaced and lost position after 9th, soon weakened

9/4

1st

1

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:10 Hereford

Ben Buie

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Won three 2m chases last season (one here) and looked back in prime form when scoring by 4l at Warwick (2m, good) three weeks ago; still on a workable mark after recent 4lb rise and should be okay over today's trip; likely contender.

3/1

Form: 5-0455

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a telling blow when fifth at Cartmel (2m1f, good) last month and now 0-20 under all codes; another 5lb lower here but still makes only limited appeal.

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

10

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:00 Market Rasen

Livings Boy An Co

10st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: John Wainwright

towards rear

9/1

5th

3

20th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 34y

Class 5

16:30 Market Rasen

Livings Boy An Co

10st 11lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: John Wainwright

C&D winner with cheekpieces in October 2022; fair run when third at Sedgefield last time (2m3f, soft); an interesting contender with headgear back on.

4/1

3rd

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Livings Boy An Co

10st 13lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: John Wainwright

in rear, some headway after 3 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 33-402 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Yet to win in Britain and seems steadily to be regressing but kept on well for second (no match for easy winner) over C&D (good) this month; has obvious claims if in similar form again.

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

4th

4

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

12:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jennie Candlish

raced in second, pecked on landing 7th, weakened before 2 out

4/1

1st

4

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:50 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Lost his way last season but usually goes well here and slowing down at the last fence may have cost him over 2m3f here on recent reappearance; 2lb rise is annoying but he has to be considered over a trip he stays.

9/4

2nd

7

9th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:10 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 3lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, led after 1st

9/1

Form: 61-321 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

11yo who left it late in the day to launch his chasing career, but finished strongly for narrow win on debut over fences at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month and is only 1lb higher here; must be considered.

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

1st

9

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

Kilchreest Moon

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

jumped left throughout, led, prominent when headed 1st, led 2 out, ridden when hampered last, soon faced strong challenge, kept on well final 110yds, just held on

5/1

5th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Kilchreest Moon

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

prominent, mistake 3rd, dropped to midfield and pushed along 11th, lost position 3 out, got behind from 2 out

3/1

1st

4

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

19:30 Newton Abbot

Kilchreest Moon

11st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

Three-time hurdle winner and has run solid races in 2m4f/2m5f handicaps since returning from a break; this is a belated debut over fences but he's not had all that much racing.

11/4

Form: P8P3P-

Last run: 246 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Pulled up on last summer's chasing debut for Robert Stephens and was out of form when back over hurdles in the autumn; makes stable debut after eight-month absence but may have been revitalised by the change of regime; worth a glance in the betting.

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

10

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:08 Exeter

The Garrison

10st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alexandra Dunn

Wearing a first-time tongue-tie when winning over fences at Stratford in August but not a lot since (in just cheekpieces last three runs), with his third here last month a remote one; he has at least won over hurdles.

25/1

8

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:45 Hereford

The Garrison

10st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Alexandra Dunn

Got back in the groove with a tongue-tie added when scoring over fences at Stratford (2m1f, good) in August but he's not come close to that form in four runs since; back on last winning mark now but was beaten 23l at Exeter last time and he needs a major upturn in form.

14/1

3rd

5

18th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

The Garrison

10st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Alexandra Dunn

led, 5 lengths ahead 6th, not fluent 7th, much reduced lead 4 out, soon ridden, lost second after 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: 2P6-P2 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

C&D winner off 1lb higher last summer; ran poorly in May after a layoff, but fared much better when second to a dual subsequent winner at Southwell (2m, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; major player if the headgear continues to have a positive effect.

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

1

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Chapati

12st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

prominent, slow jump and dropped to rear 1st, recovered into midfield 3rd, ridden and dropped to rear 8th, lost touch 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

4/1

2nd

4

20th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:20 Southwell

Chapati

11st 9lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

jumped right on occasions, led, prominent when headed 3 out, led again but pecked on landing 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no match for winner

9/1

4

24th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:00 Southwell

Chapati

11st 7lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Came good over fences with front-running success at Stratford (2m3f, good) last summer but signed off with two disappointing runs in the autumn and has something to prove after 201-day break.

10/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Getaman

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £394.00
Straight Forecast £359.80
Tricast £3089.20
Trifecta £3834.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Zuckerberg

Daily Mail:

Kilchreest Moon

SPOTLIGHT:

Chapati

Telegraph:

Getaman

WEST COUNTRY:

Ben Buie

POSTDATA:

Zuckerberg

The Times:

Zuckerberg

Daily Express:

Zuckerberg

The Sun:

Zuckerberg

The Guardian:

Chapati

The Star:

Kilchreest Moon

Daily Record:

Kilchreest Moon

Daily Mirror:

Getaman