July 28 / 16.55 Stratford

16.55 Stratford

Good

Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4574.64
  • 3m 2f 83y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2-1381

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Gained all four hurdling wins at Cartmel, most recently when dominating from the front and maintaining a strong gallop ten days ago (3m1f, good); Tom Midgley's 5lb claim partially offsets her 7lb penalty here, but she's away from her favourite track this time.
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1st

3

29th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 83y

Class 3

14:14 Cartmel

Liffeydale Dreamer

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

made all, ridden when faced strong challenge after last, kept on well, gamely

3/1

1st

4

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Liffeydale Dreamer

11st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, raced in second after 8th, led after 2 out, ridden and headed but sustained battle with winner approaching last, short of room inside final 110yds, kept on gamely, finished 2nd, placed 1st

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 176251 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won four slow-ground chases in France this spring (2m2f-2m3f) and came good for David Pipe at the fifth attempt with clear success over fences at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) on Monday; went very close off today's mark over hurdles there (3m2f, good) last week and can go well again here, providing his very busy recent schedule doesn't catch up with him.
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2nd

7

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Defi D’Oudairies

11st 1lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, headway before 3 out, led approaching last, soon ridden and faced sustained challenge, edged left run-in, all out, finished 1st, placed 2nd - caused interference

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: /5-421 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Long in the tooth now and not the force of old but has made the frame on all three starts since reverting to racing under rules for new stable this spring, most recently when beating very progressive rival to win small-field C&D (good) event 11 days ago; only due to go up 5lb for that, though, and has a 7lb penalty to shoulder in a deeper race.
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1

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:15 Hereford

Ennistown

12st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Adrian Wintle

in touch with leaders, lost position and ridden 9th, lost touch 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/1

3rd

5

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Ennistown

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Adrian Wintle

held up in rear, pushed along 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on run-in, went third towards finish, not pace to challenge

6/1

Form: 8P9-21 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Six-time hurdle winner, most recently under usual patient ride at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good; most flights omitted) this month; back up to his career-high mark here but will be suited by the longer distance and ought to make his presence felt.
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9th

3

21st Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

13:50 Kempton

Sammylou

11st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Soundly beaten in Class 2 event at Newbury (back from a short break) last time; successful off this mark in this grade at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) in July; likely player if returning to that form.

8/1

7th

10

3rd Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 2

16:05 Newbury

Sammylou

10st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

Runner-up at Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft) in June and went one better at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) in July; however, failed to threaten when fourth the next twice (3m2f, good) and needs to raise his game.

11/2

4th

4

5th Sep 2022

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

15:00 Newton Abbot

Sammylou

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in last, ridden and switched right before 2 out, left in fourth 2 out, edged left and no impression approaching last

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 1/341- D

Last run: 303 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Belatedly opened his account in Warwick handicap (3m2f, good) in spring 2021, and added to his tally in three-runner novice at Worcester (2m7f, good) last September; has fitness to prove after a ten-month absence but he's back on his winning handicap mark and will be suited by the conditions.
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5th

2

27th Sep 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:26 Southwell

Imperial Knight

11st 10lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

held up in behind leaders, not fluent 14th, lost ground 3 out, soon ridden and weakened

6/1

5th

5

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 3

18:10 Worcester

Imperial Knight

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

led, headed but prominent 2nd, ridden and lost position before 3 out, weakened 2 out

11/2

5th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Imperial Knight

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

led, headed but prominent after 2nd, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened

5/1

Form: 256-4F

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Has modest 2-28 strike-rate under rules and is much better known as a chaser now; unlucky to come to grief at penultimate fence at Cartmel last month but was on the back foot at the time and a few of the others in this line-up have less to prove.
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6th

8

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Lord Getaway

10st 12lb

J: Ben Poste

T: James Evans

held up in midfield, headway 10th, ridden and weakened after 2 out

16/1

Form: 1P-336 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won two chases last summer (2m5f, soft/3m2f, good to firm) and was seemingly back in form when third in first-time cheekpieces last month, but her latest run was underwhelming and she hasn't raced over hurdles since 2020; others have more pressing claims.
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7th

6

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Delight Of Dubai

11st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Noel Williams

midfield, some headway 9th, soon pushed along and dropped to rear, weakened after 10th

16/1

Form: 23P-73 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 2lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Regressive teenager who has won only once since 2017; put in good front-running shift when third at Cartmel (3m1f, good to soft) last month, but today's race is more competitive and it's hard to predict whether he'll be in the right mood again; 1lb out of the weights.
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8th

9

28th Jul 2022

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 4

16:55 Stratford

Optimistic Bias

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: James Evans

prominent, disputed lead after 2nd, led after 8th, soon went clear, reduced lead after 10th, ridden and headed after 2 out, soon weakened

12/1

Form: 226-1P D

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Beat some out-of-form rivals to gain wide-margin win over fences at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) in May, but ran poorly last month (albeit in a good race) and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this first hurdling start since 2019.
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4

20th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Sizing Cusimano

11st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Scored on good ground at Newton Abbot early in season; not in anything like the same form since and suffered a heavy defeat over this C&D most recently.

40/1

7

4th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

16:00 Exeter

Sizing Cusimano

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Decent on his day but they were out-of-form rivals he beat at Newton Abbot (3m2f) in May and he has achieved precious little since; opposable.

25/1

6th

5

20th Sep 2022

Good

3m 1f 100y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Sizing Cusimano

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, went second 7th, led 16th, headed and pressed leader 17th, ridden and lost two places after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £25.40
Straight Forecast £23.32
Tricast £137.66
Trifecta £151.50

Selections

RP Ratings:

Defi D'Oudairies

POSTDATA:

Ennistown

Daily Mail:

Liffeydale Dreamer

SPOTLIGHT:

Imperial Knight

WEST COUNTRY:

Sammylou

Daily Mirror:

Liffeydale Dreamer

TOPSPEED:

Defi D'Oudairies

The Guardian:

Defi D'Oudairies

Daily Express:

Defi D'Oudairies

The Star:

Defi D'Oudairies

Daily Record:

Defi D'Oudairies

Telegraph:

Ennistown

The Sun:

Ennistown