July 28 / 15.07 Stratford

15.07 Stratford

Good

Saige Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3267.6
  • 2m 6f 125y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Saige Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5P-412

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Off the mark over 3m at Perth (good) and coped well with this 8lb higher mark when second here over 2m3f; returning to further is probably a good thing; up 1lb in future.
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3rd

19

21st Oct 2022

Good To Firm

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Cardboard Gangster

10st 2lb

J: Miss Izzie Marshall

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in rear, midfield 9th, headway 4 out, went second when ridden after 3 out, 1 length down 2 out, lost second and no extra from last

40/1

5

24th Aug 2022

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

19:20 Sedgefield

Cardboard Gangster

11st 1lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Opened chasing account off much reduced mark at Perth (3m, good) in June and bettered that performance when adding to his tally at Stratford (2m6f, good) four weeks ago; however, could only manage a well-held fifth at Worcester on Tuesday.

3/1

5th

2

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:30 Worcester

Cardboard Gangster

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

midfield, slow jump 3rd, headway after 12th, not fluent when chased leaders 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened before 2 out (trainer's rep said, regarding the poor form shown, that the gelding ran flat, which was noted)

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 54-235 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Has never been lower in the ratings over fences but that's for good reason and he needs to show some spark before getting involved; his second in May was remote; had a wind op.
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1st

6

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 7f 108y

Class 3

16:37 Musselburgh

Flying Verse

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: David Dennis

led, joined 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, rallied approaching last, led again run-in, stayed on, gamely

6/1

2nd

3

2nd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:03 Uttoxeter

Flying Verse

11st 13lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Dennis

prominent, led 3rd, headed 8th, dropped to midfield 12th, pushed along before 4 out, ridden and rallied before 3 out, chased clear leader before 2 out, brief headway approaching last, soon held, kept on, no match for winner

11/2

3rd

2

5th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

13:50 Newton Abbot

Flying Verse

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Dennis

prominent, went second 2nd, led 16th, headed and ridden 17th, soon outpaced, lost second and beaten approaching last, weakened run-in

3/1

OUR TIP

7/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 875-41

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Appeared to be going nowhere but back up in trip (to 3m2f from 2m) and with the cheekpieces left off she beat three rivals with ease at Newton Abbot (good); 1lb well in with a penalty if she can back that up.
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5

5th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

13:50 Newton Abbot

On Time

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

led, soon headed and raced in second, lost second and prominent 2nd, lost position and ridden 15th, well behind when pulled up 2 out

7/2

7

18th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

15:50 Stratford

On Time

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

midfield, good headway 14th, not fluent 16th, briefly went second when pushed along 3 out, ridden and lost position home turn, weakening when fell heavily last

6/1

3rd

6

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

On Time

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

led, pushed along 3 out, joined 2 out, soon ridden, headed approaching last, pecked on landing last, soon no extra

7/2

Form: 542-56

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Best effort in the last 16 months when second of five at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) in March, making most; hasn't built on that and he's still a maiden; tongue-tie a first.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Thais Toir

10st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Adrian Wintle

prominent, mistake 4th, disputed lead when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

14/1

Form: 6P-444

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
0-14 overall and 0-7 as a chaser; didn't run badly last time at Cartmel but not the most convincing of profiles.
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5th

8

6th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 41y

Class 5

18:55 Hexham

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, steady headway and prominent 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, weakened on turn before last

40/1

5th

10

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

in touch with leaders, pushed along 4 out, soon no impression

14/1

Form: 533-65

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
No win since February 2019; down the weights and they're trying new headgear with him, so he might revive returned to a longer trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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2nd

1

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:35 Taunton

Boagrius

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Tom George

Snapped a losing run at Worcester (2m7f, good) last month and he's still well handicapped on old form; however, he had another off-day at Ffos Las 18 days ago and isn't easy to win with.

7/1

5th

3

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:03 Ffos Las

Boagrius

11st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Tom George

midfield, pushed along home turn, brief headway before 4 out, outpaced 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out

4/1

1st

4

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:41 Worcester

Boagrius

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

in touch with leaders, went second before 4 out, led and ridden 3 out, 4 1/2 lengths ahead last, kept on

5/1

Form: 27-725

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Made good start to chasing career when second at Warwick (2m4f, good), only to then finish tailed off at Ffos Las; each-way claims if returning to form.
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7

21st Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

14:10 Ludlow

Spiritus Mundi

10st 5lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

16-race maiden who returns to hurdling after two falls over fences, the first of them when attempting to refuse; has seconds to his name over hurdles and fences but not crying out to be backed at the minute.

14/1

6

8th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Spiritus Mundi

10st 13lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Nikki Evans

Still seeking first career win (0-15); runner-up on chasing debut at Warwick (2m4f, good) in May and was just headed when crashing out at the third-last fence at Worcester (2m7f, good) five weeks ago; has form here over hurdles; shouldn't be discounted.

8/1

8

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:41 Worcester

Spiritus Mundi

10st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

prominent, led before 4 out, ridden and just headed when fell 3 out

14/1

Form: 4P0-66

Last run: 56 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner but out of form in that discipline this year and he was tailed off on his previous attempt at chasing last September; cheekpieces did nothing for him when tried once before.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

11th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:40 Southwell

Shinobi

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

disputed lead, lost position but prominent after 4th, shaken up and pressed leader home turn, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and weakened approaching last

11/2

1st

3

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

Shinobi

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

made virtually all, pushed along when mistake 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, good jump last, led again run-in, ridden out

12/1

3

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Shinobi

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kim Bailey

midfield, badly hampered by faller and unseated rider 2nd

20/1

Form: 40U-P4

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Has a record of 2-48; both wins were over fences but it's been a struggle since moving yards.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:07 Stratford

Kiera Royale

10st 7lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

didn't jump with fluency, pushed along briefly 2nd, midfield final circuit, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

20/1

Non-runners

Easkey Lad

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Payout
Exacta £20.30
Straight Forecast £22.60
Tricast £82.12
Trifecta £68.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cardboard Gangster

The Times:

On Time

Telegraph:

On Time

Daily Mail:

On Time

Daily Express:

On Time

The Sun:

On Time

The Star:

On Time

RP Ratings:

Cardboard Gangster

POSTDATA:

Cardboard Gangster

WEST COUNTRY:

Cardboard Gangster

The Guardian:

Cardboard Gangster

Daily Mirror:

Cardboard Gangster

Daily Record:

Cardboard Gangster