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16:29 Stratford

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  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.10
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 352332 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

No longer the force of old but went close over C&D (good) this summer (first run after wind op) and stuck to his task pretty well when second at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; likely contender again.

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10

9th May 2023

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Flying Verse

11st 2lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

midfield

6/1

2nd

3

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

14:30 Perth

Flying Verse

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Dennis

Ran out a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good) but he reminded us of his inconsistency when failing to give his running at Wincanton; goes without Ned Fox's claim here and he'll need to be right on it.

7/2

6th

6

27th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:00 Wincanton

Flying Verse

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: David Dennis

Not that predictable but capable on his day as he showed when a clearcut winner at Doncaster (3m, good); clear claims off 5lb higher with Ned Fox again on board, but wouldn't want the ground any easier than good to soft.

4/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: -77432

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Has very mixed record this year but won off 1lb higher over hurdles in April (3m, good) and ran big race in defeat in Fontwell chase (2m3f, good to soft; refitted tongue-tie) a fortnight ago; player if in the right mood again here.

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3rd

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Bolsover Bill

11st 9lb

J: Miss Victoria Malzard

T: Harry Derham

Bright start for new stable with two wins at Exeter (2m3f); jumping has been an issue, to some extent, in both outings since; ran creditably latest (3m, good to soft) but ideally needs to regain fluency.

4/1

3rd

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

Bolsover Bill

11st 10lb

J: Miss Victoria Malzard

T: Harry Derham

Won twice over 2m3f at Exeter in January (heavy/good to soft) and still with a chance when unseating three out latest; up 14lb during that time; a possible, but stamina to prove.

11/4

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Bolsover Bill

11st 10lb

J: Miss Victoria Malzard

T: Harry Derham

2-2 in 2m3f handicap chases at Exeter (heavy/good to soft) since switching to Harry Derham; form of both wins boosted, particularly the latter, and a further 8lb rise doesn't look enough to stop him with ground conditions to suit.

13/8

Form: 56P332 BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

0-27 under all codes when trained in Ireland but has made the frame in three consecutive chases for new stable, twice over 2m3f here and once over 2m6f at Uttoxeter (all on good); ought to make his presence felt again.

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2nd

6

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Time To Bite

11st 9lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Has easily made all in two of his last four starts (2m3f/2m1f, soft), including here in December; he's inconsistent and up 10lb for last time, while there's a change of headgear too (hasn't shone in cheekpieces previously), but he'll be tough to catch if repeating his latest fine form.

3/1

1st

2

26th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

16:30 Plumpton

Time To Bite

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Under a bold ride he came home 8.5l clear at Exeter in December (2m3f, soft); couldn't repeat the same tactics back there after going up 9lb and again at Exeter last time he couldn't dominate before dropping out; expect another positive ride back in distance on this sharper track and he's back down the weights.

2/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4/28P-

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner in spring 2021 (2m3f/2m4f, good) but returned from 325-day absence with lacklustre run this spring and has been off for another six months since; leap of faith required to support him here.

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9

25th Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

11:50 Huntingdon

Counteract

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Two-time chase winner who was a fair third over fences here (2m7f, good) last December; however, he struggled on his next two starts in the spring (fences/hurdles) and others make greater appeal.

20/1

7th

7

14th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:15 Plumpton

Counteract

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Suzy Smith

Pulled up over fences in March on latest start; two chase wins but unplaced in five attempts over hurdles, the latest in March 2021; lot to prove back hurdling with cheekpieces on for the first time.

20/1

5

5th Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

14:25 Huntingdon

Counteract

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Suzy Smith

Finished third over C&D when last seen three months ago, showing clear signs of a revival; blossomed in spring 2021, scoring twice on good ground (including off 4lb higher); interesting with plenty in his favour.

11/2

Form: 7882P-

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Left disappointing chasing debut a long way behind when second of 12 at Leicester (2m4f, good) in January, and was reportedly unsuited by the slower ground when pulled up over that C&D in March; remains unexposed over fences but has fitness to prove after 218-day layoff.

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3rd

6

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:35 Taunton

Eairsidh

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

His second of 12 at Leicester (2m4f, good) in January gives him a chance but not his three other efforts over fences, all of which were most disappointing.

20/1

5th

6

15th Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:29 Stratford

Eairsidh

10st 9lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

midfield, left in fourth 4th, ridden and lost fourth before 3 out, weakened 3 out, tailed off

7/1

5

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Eairsidh

10st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

Made a respiratory noise here two starts ago; improved for fitting of tongue-tie over C&D (good) later in January, finishing a very solid second (split subsequent winners); may well build on that effort; respected off just 2lb higher.

3/1

Form: 5131-6 BF

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Dual hurdle winner towards end of last season (2m4f, good to soft/2m5f, good); not seen since below-par run in May but this winning Irish pointer still has fairly low mileage and looks interesting on her chasing debut.

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5th

9

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Rock On Rita

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual hurdle winner last spring; tailed off in both chasing attempts, the latest over C&D, which is disappointing given she won her only start in Irish points; perhaps cheekpieces will prompt a change of fortune.

12/1

Form: 944-22

Last run: 135 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

0-10 under rules but began this season with two good efforts, latterly when second of six at Uttoxeter (2m6f, good) in June; only 1lb higher here and can make his presence felt if ready to roll after five-month break.

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8

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Warwick

Clear On Top

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Tom George

Came good over fences at seventh attempt, beating three rivals at Leicester (2m6f, good to firm) in December; that form isn't anything to get excited about, though, and he was safely held when last seen on Boxing Day.

10/1

4th

10

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Clear On Top

10st 12lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom George

Ran well over C&D in May; off the mark at the 13th attempt with a game win at Leicester this month (2m6f, good to firm; well backed); wouldn't want soft ground but a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent a prominent run.

5/1

1st

4

1st Dec 2022

Good To Firm

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:17 Leicester

Clear On Top

10st 3lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

raced freely, pressed leader, led 5th, headed 7th, led again 9th, hard pressed 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well and went clear run-in

9/4

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Selections

LAMBOURN:

Bolsover Bill

POSTDATA:

Time To Bite

WEST COUNTRY:

Clear On Top

SPOTLIGHT:

Rock On Rita

The Star:

Counteract

RP Ratings:

Flying Verse

The Times:

Bolsover Bill

The Guardian:

Bolsover Bill

The Sun:

Bolsover Bill

Daily Record:

Clear On Top

Telegraph:

Rock On Rita

Daily Mail:

Time To Bite

Daily Express:

Time To Bite

Daily Mirror:

Time To Bite