July 28 / 16.20 Stratford

16.20 Stratford

Good

NAF Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3267.6
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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NAF Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £5.50

Form: 6P-P76 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Very well handicapped on old Irish form but has struggled to get seriously competitive for current stable since last summer (five runs); about 18l behind Ben Buie when well-held sixth here (2m1f, good) this month; hood fitted today; needs to turn things around.
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1st

2

19th Oct 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Blaze A Trail

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John Flint

made all, shaken up before 2 out, pushed along run-in, comfortably

Evs

1st

3

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

16:44 Stratford

Blaze A Trail

10st 12lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John Flint

made all, ridden and 2 lengths ahead home turn, kept on strongly run-in

6/4

1st

7

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

18:20 Stratford

Blaze A Trail

10st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John Flint

led, pressed leader when headed 4th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden to lead home turn, kept on well

11/4

9/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 563733

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Won two 2m chases towards end of last year and was back in good form with two thirds this month, the latter when swapping visor for refitted blinkers at Worcester (2m, good) on Tuesday; remains on a workable mark, and will warrant consideration if he makes a quick reappearance here.
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3rd

3

27th Nov 2022

Good To Firm

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:40 Leicester

Ben Buie

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Successful in similar event on good ground at Hereford (back from a break) last month; all wins over 2m but has form at 2m4f; still favourably treated despite going back up 5lb; major player in a weak field.

13/8

1st

5

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Ben Buie

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Martin Keighley

Won two 2m chases towards end of last year and was back in good form with three placed efforts in a row in July; on same mark as for his clear second behind a quadruple subsequent winner at Stratford last time and he's a big player back in trip on his return.

2/1

2nd

4

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Ben Buie

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

midfield, good jump and went third 10th, not fluent 11th, outpaced and pushed along 2 out, ridden and brief headway home turn, no impression approaching last, kept on

9/2

Form: 5-0455

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Unable to land a telling blow when fifth at Cartmel (2m1f, good) last month and now 0-20 under all codes; another 5lb lower here but still makes only limited appeal.
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4

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 68y

Class 5

16:07 Musselburgh

Living’s Boy An Co

11st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: John Wainwright

in rear but in touch with leaders, headway and prominent 8th, mistake 12th, weakened 4 out, mistake 3 out, no chance when awkward jump and unseated rider 2 out

3/1

3

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 1f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Kelso

Living’s Boy An Co

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: John Wainwright

0-8 in chases and 0-22 overall but made the frame on consecutive outings this summer (2m3f/2m1f, good) and probably won't be far away.

11/2

3rd

5

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Living’s Boy An Co

11st 3lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: John Wainwright

towards rear, badly hampered 3rd, not fluent 7th, pushed along 10th, ridden and headway 2 out, went third but held approaching last, stayed on

20/1

Form: 33-402 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Yet to win in Britain and seems steadily to be regressing but kept on well for second (no match for easy winner) over C&D (good) this month; has obvious claims if in similar form again.
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1

1st Dec 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

14:47 Leicester

Zuckerberg

12st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Jennie Candlish

Back in the zone when collecting by 12l at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) but he ran no race under his penalty at Southwell on Tuesday; hard to trust on the back of that effort.

4/1

5th

4

29th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Zuckerberg

11st 8lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jennie Candlish

Seemed to have regressed this year but looked back in very good nick when winning easily by 12l at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) a week ago; still very well handicapped on older form under 7lb penalty and won't much if the ground is much quicker here.

13/8

1st

3

22nd Nov 2022

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

13:55 Sedgefield

Zuckerberg

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Successful over jumps in France; has plenty of placed form in Britain, most recently third over hurdles at Huntingdon two weeks ago; consistent record over fences at this venue; in the mix.

5/1

Form: 61-321 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
11yo who left it late in the day to launch his chasing career, but finished strongly for narrow win on debut over fences at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) last month and is only 1lb higher here; must be considered.
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1st

9

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 5

17:10 Cartmel

Kilchreest Moon

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

jumped left throughout, led, prominent when headed 1st, led 2 out, ridden when hampered last, soon faced strong challenge, kept on well final 110yds, just held on

5/1

5th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Kilchreest Moon

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Henry Oliver

prominent, mistake 3rd, dropped to midfield and pushed along 11th, lost position 3 out, got behind from 2 out

3/1

Form: P8P3P-

Last run: 246 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Pulled up on last summer's chasing debut for Robert Stephens and was out of form when back over hurdles in the autumn; makes stable debut after eight-month absence but may have been revitalised by the change of regime; worth a glance in the betting.
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10

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

17:08 Exeter

The Garrison

10st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alexandra Dunn

Wearing a first-time tongue-tie when winning over fences at Stratford in August but not a lot since (in just cheekpieces last three runs), with his third here last month a remote one; he has at least won over hurdles.

25/1

8

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

The Garrison

10st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Alexandra Dunn

Got back in the groove with a tongue-tie added when scoring over fences at Stratford (2m1f, good) in August but he's not come close to that form in four runs since; back on last winning mark now but was beaten 23l at Exeter last time and he needs a major upturn in form.

14/1

3rd

5

18th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

The Garrison

10st 6lb

J: James Davies

T: Alexandra Dunn

led, 5 lengths ahead 6th, not fluent 7th, much reduced lead 4 out, soon ridden, lost second after 2 out, weakened approaching last

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2P6-P2 CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
C&D winner off 1lb higher last summer; ran poorly in May after a layoff, but fared much better when second to a dual subsequent winner at Southwell (2m, good; first-time cheekpieces) last month; major player if the headgear continues to have a positive effect.
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1

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Chapati

12st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

prominent, slow jump and dropped to rear 1st, recovered into midfield 3rd, ridden and dropped to rear 8th, lost touch 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

4/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £39.40
Straight Forecast £35.98
Tricast £308.92
Trifecta £383.40

Selections

RP Ratings:

Zuckerberg

Daily Mail:

Kilchreest Moon

SPOTLIGHT:

Chapati

Telegraph:

Getaman

WEST COUNTRY:

Ben Buie

POSTDATA:

Zuckerberg

The Times:

Zuckerberg

Daily Express:

Zuckerberg

The Sun:

Zuckerberg

The Guardian:

Chapati

The Star:

Kilchreest Moon

Daily Record:

Kilchreest Moon

Daily Mirror:

Getaman