July 28 / 15.07 Stratford

15.07

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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2

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

20:00 Perth

Cardboard Gangster

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in rear, hit 9th

11/4

2nd

4

23rd Apr 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:15 Stratford

Cardboard Gangster

11st 9lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: D J Jeffreys

Two chase wins last summer, over 3m and 2m6f (the latter on this course); just 3lb higher than the latest of them but he lacks a recent run; all his best recent form is on good ground.

4/1

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

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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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

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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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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12

8th Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

prominent, not fluent 7th

40/1

9

1st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

15:00 Catterick

Amber Run

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Micky Hammond

raced in last, raced wide after 4th

25/1

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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3rd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Boagrius

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

prominent, led 4 out, headed before 2 out, awkward jump last, soon no extra

14/1

5th

4

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Boagrius

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

prominent

10/1

2nd

2

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Boagrius

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

Of interest on his form in the second half of 2022, including a 2m7f win at Worcester; may have needed last month's return from five months off; claims.

7/1

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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11

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Spiritus Mundi

10st 6lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

18-race maiden; tailed off here (2m5f, good) on seasonal debut in November and not seen again since; not the obvious answer.

66/1

9th

12

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

12:55 Hereford

Spiritus Mundi

10st 3lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Nikki Evans

17-race maiden; well handicapped on some of his placed form and probably wasn't suited by the soft ground when struggling here in January but still makes only limited appeal on first start for 321 days.

66/1

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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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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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

+o+e Accumulators

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