July 28 / 13.57 Stratford

13.57 Stratford

Good

Martyn And Maureen’s Diamond Anniversary Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 43s
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Martyn And Maureen’s Diamond Anniversary Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 43P-21

Last run: 36 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
With the cheekpieces joining the tongue-tie he edged home in a race that rather fell apart at Worcester (2m, good); 4lb rise not too bad and he stays this far, but a tendency to jump right is not ideal around here.
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3rd

7

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

15:15 Stratford

Pencreek

11st 8lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, dropped to midfield after 2nd, headway 8th, every chance when mistake 2 out, soon left in lead, ridden and headed home turn, soon weakened

9/2

2

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

15:05 Wetherby

Pencreek

11st 5lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Much improved since fitted with cheekpieces in the summer, completing hat-trick at Market Rasen (2m3f, good); beaten 8l by sole rival at Stratford last time but the winner boosted the form by following up; has risen in the weights but has solid credentials.

9/2

2nd

1

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:49 Stratford

Pencreek

11st 4lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

raced in second, pressed leader 2 out, ridden home turn, soon outpaced, 4 lengths down and held last

4/6

9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1455-4 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Steadily progressive hurdler and entitled to come on for his recent close fourth at Perth (2m, good); trip/ground look ideal for this switch to fences.
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4th

12

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Punxsutawney Phil

10st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Brian Ellison

midfield, mistake 3 out (usual 4 out), pushed along when blundered last (usual 2 out), soon ridden, held but kept on final 110yds, went fourth towards finish

20/1

3rd

8

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:15 Worcester

Punxsutawney Phil

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Brian Ellison

prominent, ridden after 3 out, held when not fluent 2 out, staying on run-in

11/2

1

8th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

16:08 Hexham

Punxsutawney Phil

12st 2lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Not a natural chaser but he came clear with a progressive rival at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) the last time and that was a Class 3; every chance.

2/1

Form: 42-P62 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler and his best run yet over fences when second over C&D a month ago (good); raced freely in front so it was a good effort; same mark.
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2nd

4

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

18:20 Stratford

Smith’s Bay

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

jumped right on occasions, held up in behind leaders, went fourth after 10th, ridden home turn, went second before last, kept on but not pace to challenge

9/2

3rd

5

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

13:57 Stratford

Smith’s Bay

10st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Polly Gundry

led, ridden after 2 out, raced wide and headed home turn, weakened approaching last, went third towards finish

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 52-313

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Made all in a tactical three-runner contest at Worcester (2m, good) but the second reversed those placings at Ffos Las; beaten 9l there off this mark but he might be ready for this longer trip now.
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4th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

13:57 Stratford

Fabrique En France

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

chased leader, pushed along and lost ground 2 out, ridden home turn, held approaching last, mistake and stumbled last, lost third towards finish, not recover

3/1

Form: 876-33

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Useful form when second in a maiden hurdle for Gordon Elliott; well-beaten third in two maidens for this yard but he should make a chaser and he's undergone wind surgery since last time; not ruled out.
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1

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:22 Uttoxeter

Fire Squadron

12st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: David Dennis

prominent, not fluent 3rd, shaken up with one circuit to go, soon lost position, not fluent 6th, soon in rear, ridden and got behind before 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

25/1

5

4th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:40 Huntingdon

Fire Squadron

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

in touch with leaders, fell 2nd

20/1

5th

3

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

13:57 Stratford

Fire Squadron

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

towards rear, not fluent and niggled along briefly 7th, slow jump and ridden 11th, mistake and lost touch 3 out, tailed off

10/1

Form: 40P-54

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Not far away over 2m1f here 18 days ago but he's now 0-23 and essentially frustrating; hood given a go.
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6

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

13:57 Stratford

Peckinpah

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Rob Summers

held up in last, mistake 4th, good jump and brief headway 9th, mistake and fell 10th

12/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £7.40
Straight Forecast £7.34
Trifecta £20.80

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Pencreek

RP Ratings:

Smith's Bay

SPOTLIGHT:

Punxsutawney Phil

Daily Express:

Fire Squadron

The Times:

Punxsutawney Phil

WEST COUNTRY:

Smith's Bay

Daily Mirror:

Smith's Bay

POSTDATA:

Pencreek

Telegraph:

Pencreek

The Guardian:

Pencreek

Daily Mail:

Pencreek

The Sun:

Pencreek

The Star:

Pencreek

Daily Record:

Pencreek