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13:40 Stratford

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £3511.86
  • 3m 2f 83y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 0-36P3 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

0-9 over hurdles; unable to justify heavy market support when third on last month's stable debut at Southwell (3m, soft) and effectively 3lb higher here but that was his first start since November and it will be interesting to see whether his backers wade in again.

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1st

5

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

18:20 Stratford

R Bernard

11st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

Came good over hurdles on second start for current stable, making all to win fairly easily here (3m2f, good to soft) last month; went up 10lb for that but could quite plausibly make further progress for Mel Rowley.

7/4

1st

15

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

R Bernard

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Mel Rowley

0-9 over hurdles; unable to justify heavy market support when third on last month's stable debut at Southwell (3m, soft) and effectively 3lb higher here but that was his first start since November and it will be interesting to see whether his backers wade in again.

7/1

20/1

  • Place: £7.40

Form: 34-34P

Last run: 137 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Chasing has not gone to plan this season and he now reverts to hurdling after a 137-day break; still has low mileage and current mark ought to be workable but others have more pressing claims.

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2nd

2

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Prince De Juilley

12st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Alastair Ralph

in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

3

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Prince De Juilley

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Chasing has not gone to plan this season and he now reverts to hurdling after a 137-day break; still has low mileage and current mark ought to be workable but others have more pressing claims.

20/1

0

1

6th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

14:00 Ludlow

Prince De Juilley

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Alastair Ralph

took keen hold

9/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 767263

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Second to very progressive rival on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good) in January and bounced back from lesser effort when third at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy; first-time blinkers) last month; back up to a staying trip today and could still have more to offer.

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3rd

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Macs Legacy

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Second to very progressive rival on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good) in January and bounced back from lesser effort when third at Ffos Las (2m4f, heavy; first-time blinkers) last month; back up to a staying trip today and could still have more to offer.

11/2

3rd

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Macs Legacy

11st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Rebecca Curtis

Displayed clear improvement when second to very progressive rival on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good) two starts ago but was slightly disappointing on soft ground there (2m5f) last month and conditions are a worry again here; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

7/2

Form: F57324

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Just 1-20 over hurdles for Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton and has not been firing on all cylinders since returning from a break in the autumn; starts off for new trainer on a good mark and with conditions to suit but still needs today's headgear switch to perk him up.

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4th

4

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Hasty Parisian

11st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Just 1-20 over hurdles for Milton Harris/Anthony Charlton and has not been firing on all cylinders since returning from a break in the autumn; starts off for new trainer on a good mark and with conditions to suit but still needs today's headgear switch to perk him up.

14/1

5

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Hasty Parisian

11st 11lb

T: Harriet Dickin

4th

5

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

15:20 Plumpton

Hasty Parisian

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

took keen hold, led, not fluent 1st, headed but prominent 6th, not fluent and lost position 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, soon no impression

7/2

Form: 642213 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, digging deep to beat Johns Dream by a neck at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) last month, but looked unenthusiastic when well-held third at Bangor on latest outing; others appeal more.

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3rd

5

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Fantomas

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Usually claimer ridden; came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, by a neck from Johns Dream at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March, but looked unenthusiastic next time; not disgraced at Stratford last time and cheekpieces are now replaced with a visor; probably not the percentage call.

8/1

5th

8

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Fantomas

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, digging deep to beat Johns Dream by a neck at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) last month, but looked unenthusiastic when well-held third at Bangor on latest outing; others appeal more.

12/1

3rd

6

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 5

16:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Fantomas

11st 4lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Came good over hurdles at 15th attempt, digging deep to prevail by a neck at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 6lb rise demands a bit more from him, but at least we know he's in good nick.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 1P69-5 C

Last run: 349 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won 2m2f seller here in autumn 2022 but soundly beaten in four handicaps since joining current stable; untested beyond about 2m5f and has fitness to prove after 349-day absence; look elsewhere.

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5

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Floating Rock

11st 11lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

towards rear

25/1

6th

2

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Floating Rock

12st 0lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

Won 2m2f seller here in autumn 2022 but soundly beaten in four handicaps since joining current stable; untested beyond about 2m5f and has fitness to prove after 349-day absence; look elsewhere.

40/1

5th

11

8th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:50 Worcester

Floating Rock

11st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Michael Gates

Beat two finishers in a Stratford seller for previous connections in October (2m2f, good) but not yet found his feet for new connections, including back on good ground at Warwick 11 days ago.

50/1

Form: 23-711 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 12st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a chase on stable debut but is 2-2 since switched back to hurdling, the latter win gained under Jamie Gambin at Fakenham (2m7f, good) nine days ago; must be considered in current form.

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4th

2

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:40 Fontwell

The Wise Traveller

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah Humphrey

Well beaten in a chase on stable debut in October but he won back over hurdles at Huntingdon and Fakenham (both at 2m7f on good) in next two starts; didn't fire in his hat-trick bid at Stratford last month but a return to patient tactics may have backfired and he's capable of bouncing back; not ruled out.

5/1

7th

1

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

The Wise Traveller

12st 3lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Sarah Humphrey

Well beaten in a chase on stable debut but is 2-2 since switched back to hurdling, the latter win gained under Jamie Gambin at Fakenham (2m7f, good) nine days ago; must be considered in current form.

8/1

Form: 6-700

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for three maiden hurdles at around 2m but has a lowly mark for today's handicap debut and the big hike up in trip might unlock significant improvement.

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8th

13

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Pip Away

10st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Showed no significant promise when a big-priced outsider for three maiden hurdles at around 2m but has a lowly mark for today's handicap debut and the big hike up in trip might unlock significant improvement.

25/1

13th

10

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Kempton

Pip Away

11st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Thrice-raced mare who has plenty to find on bare figures and may be more interesting in handicaps shortly.

100/1

12th

10

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:05 Lingfield

Pip Away

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear

100/1

33/1

Form: 367568

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Five-time hurdle winner over trips ranging from 2m to 3m; has slipped to a tempting mark but needs to better his recent efforts and has developed a tendency to hit a flat spot in his races.

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3rd

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Karakoram

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

Five wins over hurdles from 2m to 3m, the first of which was at this track and the latest was in March 2023; below form last term and Tuesday's run at Ffos Las off this career-low mark needs improving on markedly.

20/1

4th

9

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Karakoram

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

Five-time hurdle winner over trips ranging from 2m to 3m; on a very good mark now but has been out of form this year and has developed a tendency to hit a flat spot in his races.

20/1

Form: 6P962

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 6yo who displayed improvement and went down fighting when close/clear second to Fantomas on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) six weeks ago; has to take a 5lb rise on the chin but still considered.

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7th

8

12th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:13 Ludlow

Johns Dream

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

Beaten a neck by Fantomas when second of 16 on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in March; flopped when co-favourite off this 5lb higher mark at Stratford three weeks ago, when jockey reported that he hung right-handed, so reverting to this right-handed track may help.

8/1

10th

12

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Johns Dream

10st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Sheila Lewis

Unexposed 6yo who displayed improvement and went down fighting when close/clear second to Fantomas on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) six weeks ago; has to take a 5lb rise on the chin but still considered.

7/1

2nd

16

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Johns Dream

10st 3lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Sheila Lewis

It's been underwhelming stuff over hurdles from 2m to 2m5f; goes handicapping with an awful lot to prove.

25/1

Form: 809651 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

12-time winner over hurdles, most recently when exploiting plummeting mark at Southwell (2m4f, heavy) this month; still well handicapped on older form and today's trip-and-ground combination should suit him better.

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11th

7

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Uno Mas

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

12-time winner over hurdles, most recently when exploiting plummeting mark at Southwell (2m4f, heavy) this month; still well handicapped on older form and today's trip-and-ground combination should suit him better.

11/2

1st

6

4th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:45 Southwell

Uno Mas

11st 3lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

11-time hurdle winner (albeit not since 2011); well beaten on all four outings this year but is sliding down the weights and may yet stage a revival; worth keeping an eye on in the betting.

14/1

5th

13

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Uno Mas

10st 10lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Stout stayer whose latest winning run was in 2021; few signs of life since back from absence in October and no better for the return to a staying trip at Huntingdon recently; could be a reviver at some stage though.

14/1

Form: 60-05

Last run: 144 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Struggled to get competitive in four maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m3f) but combination of new trip and first-time tongue-tie may enable improvement on this handicap debut.

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7th

11

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:03 Ludlow

Alfie Sharp

10st 3lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Heavy defeats on all five starts, the latest on handicap debut at Stratford (3m2f; 80-1) three weeks ago when tongue tied first time; while he may not have stayed the trip that day, others bring more pressing claims.

33/1

12th

14

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Alfie Sharp

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Struggled to get competitive in four maiden/novice hurdles (1m7f-2m3f) but combination of new trip and first-time tongue-tie may enable improvement on this handicap debut.

33/1

5th

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

12:20 Hereford

Alfie Sharp

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Well beaten at triple-digit odds on both hurdling starts; can't be recommended.

100/1

Form: 765-2P

Last run: 136 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Pulled up with respiratory issue in December and not seen again since but went close on handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) two starts ago and remains lightly raced; major player if back on song.

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5

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

Diamond Twin

11st 8lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Pulled up with respiratory issue in December and not seen again since but went close on handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m7f, good to soft) two starts ago and remains lightly raced; major player if back on song.

11/2

0

1

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Diamond Twin

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Firmly in the mix (awarded second over Dr Lockdown) in a three-way tussle over C&D (good to soft) three weeks ago; that was a most pleasing first attempt (tongue tied) in handicap company and, unexposed as a stayer, there's every likelihood of further improvement from him.

13/8

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Twp Stori, Ginderella

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Payout
Exacta £1331.00
Straight Forecast £1140.90
Tricast £4957.10
Trifecta £6503.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Uno Mas

D Express:

Diamond Twin

Telegraph:

The Wise Traveller

The Times:

Twp Stori

Daily Record:

Johns Dream

WEST COUNTRY:

Fantomas

Daily Mirror:

Diamond Twin

RP RATINGS:

Uno Mas

The Star:

Uno Mas