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16:55 Stratford

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Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4574.64
  • 3m 2f 83y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2-1381

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Gained all four hurdling wins at Cartmel, most recently when dominating from the front and maintaining a strong gallop ten days ago (3m1f, good); Tom Midgley's 5lb claim partially offsets her 7lb penalty here, but she's away from her favourite track this time.

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

1st

3

29th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 3

14:14 Cartmel

Liffeydale Dreamer

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

made all, ridden when faced strong challenge after last, kept on well, gamely

3/1

1st

4

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Liffeydale Dreamer

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, raced in second after 8th, led after 2 out, ridden and headed but sustained battle with winner approaching last, short of room inside final 110yds, kept on gamely, finished 2nd, placed 1st

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 176251 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won four slow-ground chases in France this spring (2m2f-2m3f) and came good for David Pipe at the fifth attempt with clear success over fences at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) on Monday; went very close off today's mark over hurdles there (3m2f, good) last week and can go well again here, providing his very busy recent schedule doesn't catch up with him.

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2nd

7

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Defi DOudairies

11st 1lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, headway before 3 out, led approaching last, soon ridden and faced sustained challenge, edged left run-in, all out, finished 1st, placed 2nd - caused interference

5/1

1st

4

25th Jul 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:00 Newton Abbot

Defi DOudairies

11st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, mistake 13th, headway and disputed lead 16th, led narrowly 17th, ridden and went clear before 2 out, went further clear and mistake last, kept on

7/1

5th

3

22nd Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

14:40 Uttoxeter

Defi DOudairies

11st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, ridden home turn, weakened after 2 out

7/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: /5-421 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Long in the tooth now and not the force of old but has made the frame on all three starts since reverting to racing under rules for new stable this spring, most recently when beating very progressive rival to win small-field C&D (good) event 11 days ago; only due to go up 5lb for that, though, and has a 7lb penalty to shoulder in a deeper race.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:15 Hereford

Ennistown

12st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Adrian Wintle

in touch with leaders, lost position and ridden 9th, lost touch 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/1

3rd

5

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Ennistown

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Adrian Wintle

held up in rear, pushed along 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on run-in, went third towards finish, not pace to challenge

6/1

1st

3

17th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 3

12:00 Stratford

Ennistown

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Adrian Wintle

raced in second, lost second and prominent 8th, good jump and pressed leader when went second again 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and 5 lengths ahead home turn, kept on but reduced lead run-in, always doing enough

5/1

Form: 8P9-21 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Six-time hurdle winner, most recently under usual patient ride at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; most flights omitted) this month; back up to his career-high mark here but will be suited by the longer distance and ought to make his presence felt.

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7th

3

6th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

12:20 Ludlow

Sammylou

11st 9lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

His third at Hereford (3m1f, good to firm) in October is a standout recent run as this veteran has been struggling for a while now; ideally wants the ground quicker than this.

10/1

7th

3

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Sammylou

11st 7lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Veteran who showed clear signs of a return to form in C&D contest (good to firm) five weeks ago, finishing third; tad vulnerable against younger rivals but could go well again; 15lb below last winning mark.

8/1

3rd

3

17th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Sammylou

11st 11lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Six-time hurdle winner who is usually ridden very patiently; will be suited by today's conditions but has been out of form for a good while now and needs to turn a corner.

14/1

Form: 1/341- D

Last run: 303 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Belatedly opened his account in Warwick handicap (3m2f, good) in spring 2021, and added to his tally in three-runner novice at Worcester (2m7f, good) last September; has fitness to prove after a ten-month absence but he's back on his winning handicap mark and will be suited by the conditions.

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5th

2

27th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:26 Southwell

Imperial Knight

11st 10lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

held up in behind leaders, not fluent 14th, lost ground 3 out, soon ridden and weakened

6/1

5th

5

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

18:10 Worcester

Imperial Knight

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

led, headed but prominent 2nd, ridden and lost position before 3 out, weakened 2 out

11/2

1st

2

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:00 Worcester

Imperial Knight

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, 2 lengths down last, jockey dropped whip run-in, stayed on to challenge final 110yds, led towards finish, kept on

5/4

Form: 256-4F

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Has modest 2-28 strike-rate under rules and is much better known as a chaser now; unlucky to come to grief at penultimate fence at Cartmel last month but was on the back foot at the time and a few of the others in this line-up have less to prove.

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3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Lord Getaway

11st 10lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

Has modest 2-29 strike-rate under rules and was tailed off on his return to hurdling when last seen in July 2022; now a 12yo and can only be watched after his long absence.

25/1

6th

8

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Lord Getaway

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: James Evans

held up in midfield, headway 10th, ridden and weakened after 2 out

16/1

3rd

7

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

14:50 Cartmel

Lord Getaway

11st 1lb

J: Ben Poste

T: James Evans

held up in behind leaders, pushed along after 12th, went fourth 3 out, mistake and hampered when jumped slightly left 2 out, ridden and went second after last, stayed on but always held

5/1

Form: 1P-336 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won two chases last summer (2m5f, soft/3m2f, good to firm) and was seemingly back in form when third in first-time cheekpieces last month, but her latest run was underwhelming and she hasn't raced over hurdles since 2020; others have more pressing claims.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

6

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Delight Of Dubai

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

midfield, some headway 9th, soon pushed along and dropped to rear, weakened after 10th

16/1

6th

2

4th Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Worcester

Delight Of Dubai

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

in touch with leaders, went third after 11th, ridden before 4 out, held from 3 out, weakened run-in

16/1

3rd

1

15th Jun 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

16:00 Uttoxeter

Delight Of Dubai

11st 13lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

prominent, jumped right 2nd, pushed along and lost ground after 3 out (usual 4 out), rallied before 2 out, stayed on approaching last, went third run-in

12/1

Form: 23P-73 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Regressive teenager who has won only once since 2017; put in good front-running shift when third at Cartmel (3m1f, good to soft) last month, but today's race is more competitive and it's hard to predict whether he'll be in the right mood again; 1lb out of the weights.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Optimistic Bias

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: James Evans

prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, led after 8th, soon went clear, reduced lead after 10th, ridden and headed after 2 out, soon weakened

12/1

5th

6

26th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 4

17:00 Cartmel

Optimistic Bias

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: James Evans

held up in last, steady headway from 3 out, led after last, shaken up and kept on well run-in, comfortably

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 226-1P D

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Beat some out-of-form rivals to gain wide-margin win over fences at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) in May, but ran poorly last month (albeit in a good race) and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this first hurdling start since 2019.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

30th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Sizing Cusimano

11st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Returned from break with wide-margin win last spring but generally very disappointing since; last month's Taunton fourth (3m2f, good) was a step back in the right direction but he was well held in the end; others have more appealing profiles.

12/1

4th

1

21st Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

13:23 Taunton

Sizing Cusimano

12st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Emphatic winner off a 3m2f handicap at Newton Abbot (good) in May but he's not come close to that form since and has been tailed off and pulled up at Exeter (3m) in last two starts; now 4lb lower than for last win but he has a lot to prove.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £254.00
Straight Forecast £233.20
Tricast £1376.60
Trifecta £1515.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Ennistown

Daily Mail:

Liffeydale Dreamer

SPOTLIGHT:

Imperial Knight

WEST COUNTRY:

Sammylou

Daily Mirror:

Liffeydale Dreamer

Telegraph:

Ennistown

The Sun:

Ennistown