July 16 / 14.15 Stratford

14.15

Good

CNRE NEC BU Family Day Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3775.91
  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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CNRE NEC BU Family Day Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 753-22 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Bumped into bang-in-form rival when clear second here (2m, good to firm) on last month's handicap debut and again ran well in defeat at Southwell (2m, good) a few days later; moves up in trip with cheekpieces added here; may not be favoured by rain but, otherwise, he's a big player.
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7th

1

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:08 Fontwell

Nadim

12st 0lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Completed quick hat-trick when fitted with cheekpieces in July and was beaten under 1l when third off today's mark at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) on Saturday, albeit after racing rather lazily in rear for much of that contest; will be fine on today's faster ground and could have more improvement to come if switch to first-time visor helps to keep the revs up.

6/4

3rd

2

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

17:06 Cartmel

Nadim

11st 13lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Has improved with cheekpieces, winning his last three races from 2m-2m4f on good/soft; has gone up 10lb in total (only 3lb rise for latest win); strong chance.

13/8

1st

3

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:32 Worcester

Nadim

11st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Aiming to complete a quick hat-trick after Stratford (2m2f+) and Market Rasen (2m1f) wins in the last 11 days, both since cheekpieces were fitted; only due to go up 6lb in future so no handicap good thing under a penalty but evidently thriving; first attempt at 2m4f.

11/4

12/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 6307-6

Last run: 68 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Now 14lb below his last winning mark but had a disappointing campaign last season and was well beaten on latest outing in May (had wind op two days later); won't mind what the weather does but needs a revival.
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4th

2

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 7y

Class 5

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Zafar

11st 10lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

No longer the force of old but suggested he's ready to exploit some significant help from the handicapper when second to progressive rival at Stratford (2m2f, good) last month; also suited by this C&D; likely contender.

5/2

2nd

1

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Zafar

12st 0lb

J: Abbie McCain

T: Donald McCain

disputed lead, led 2 out, joined approaching last, headed run-in, kept on

12/1

6th

1

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:55 Ludlow

Zafar

12st 0lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Arrives in fairly good nick, seventh of 13 in 2m4f Bangor handicap 17 days ago; he's very much one to consider off an easing mark.

5/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 5242-4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Finished well to go close here (2m, good to soft) in April and bounced back quickly from a poor Flat run when fourth at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good to soft) last month; versatile regarding ground; each-way claims at least.
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6th

8

23rd Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:20 Stratford

Born To Please

10st 12lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Mark Usher

Another decent run when keeping on for third here last week but she's very frustrating and without a win since a Flat success in 2020 (1-24 over hurdles).

5/1

3rd

8

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Born To Please

11st 1lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Mark Usher

held up in rear, still plenty to do 2 out, headway approaching last, ran on and went third run-in

5/1

4th

6

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

18:00 Uttoxeter

Born To Please

11st 1lb

J: James Davies

T: Mark Usher

Soundly beaten on the Flat this month but finished well to go close at Stratford (2m, good to soft) on latest hurdle start in April and is probably worth another crack at 2m4f; could have a say.

7/1

Form: /020/4

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Left some very uninspiring AW form behind when respectable fourth on hurdling return at Worcester (2m, good) last month but is not sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip and others have more persuasive profiles; most turf form is on good ground; once ran well on good to soft.
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4th

4

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Dutch Admiral

11st 8lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: David Bridgwater

Left some very uninspiring AW form behind when respectable fourth on hurdling return at Worcester (2m, good) last month but is not sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip and others have more persuasive profiles; most turf form is on good ground; once ran well on good to soft.

14/1

4th

7

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

21:00 Worcester

Dutch Admiral

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Won a Huntingdon juvenile hurdle in September 2020 but rather inconsistent form over hurdles after that; not been in best of form on the Flat this year following 444-day break (tried in headgear); others preferred.

25/1

10th

4

(5)

25th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dutch Admiral

9st 8lb

J: Deon Le Roux

T: David Bridgwater

disputed lead, raced in second under 4f out, pushed along and lost second over 3f out, dropped to rear and struggling from over 1f out

16/1

Form: 526-P7

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Just 1-23 over hurdles, the win gained in 2019; ran well to a point at Fakenham (2m4f, good) last month, though, and was placed on three of his four previous C&D starts; not ruled each-way out off career-low mark; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces; effective on good and soft ground.
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5th

11

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 5

16:22 Market Rasen

Rebel Royal

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Ben Case

Blinkers replaced by cheekpieces when beaten 11l at Stratford (2m2f+, good), a track he tends to run well; 3lb out of the weights and with a strike-rate of 2-34, he's not wildly appealing.

16/1

5th

10

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Rebel Royal

10st 3lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Ben Case

Just 1-23 over hurdles, the win gained in 2019; ran well to a point at Fakenham (2m4f, good) last month, though, and was placed on three of his four previous C&D starts; not ruled each-way out off career-low mark; swaps blinkers for refitted cheekpieces; effective on good and soft ground.

14/1

10

20th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:40 Stratford

Rebel Royal

10st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Ben Case

Is 4lb wrong but is still weighted to be involved if repeating the form of his C&D third last July; however that's not guaranteed as he was pulled up on return from a break and finished last of seven at Fakenham since.

12/1

Form: 522F-5 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Runner-up behind the same rapidly progressive rival on consecutive outings in February/March (2m1f, good/2m, soft) and was in front before falling in home straight at Fontwell (2m1f, good) in April; finished weakly on latest outing but still enters calculations.
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0

8

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Lingfield

Mickyh

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Adam West

Has perhaps lost his confidence since falling at Fontwell in April; potentially on a decent mark and he's back with his former trainer; not without hope.

15/2

0

12

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Mickyh

10st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual hurdle winner but has produced two weak finishes since taking a heavy fall in April; best watched on chase debut.

16/1

Form: 5/P5-P D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Good second over C&D (good) on handicap debut in summer 2021 and got off the mark at Fontwell a few weeks later but lightly raced and generally very disappointing since; may be reliant on good ground; needs to get career back on track.
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7th

3

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Jakamani

11st 12lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Mark Bradstock

disputed lead, weakened 2 out

20/1

2

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

17:00 Uttoxeter

Jakamani

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mark Bradstock

Lightly raced 9yo; absent for just over a year but he's nicely treated and the booking of Harry Cobden is another plus on return to action; sole win (2m3f, good) came off this mark; market support should be heeded.

16/1

9

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:45 Taunton

Jakamani

11st 6lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Mark Bradstock

Only 4lb higher than when making all at Fontwell (2m3f, good; by 8l) in September but his subsequent efforts read nothing like as well; bit to prove.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 424-61 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Kept on well to win small-field handicap at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) last month, her fifth success over hurdles; still well handicapped after 2lb rise and this C&D also suits; probably best on good ground but was placed on yielding to soft in Ireland a few years ago; good chance.
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5th

6

12th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 4

19:05 Kelso

Ayr Of Elegance

11st 2lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Returned to form to win four-runner Newton Abbot race (2m2f, good) in June and is still on a good mark but two poor performances have followed and it's hard to know what to expect today.

12/1

9th

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Ayr Of Elegance

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: D J Jeffreys

slow jump 3 out, prominent

14/1

Form: 6-3O4

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Fair Flat-racer who has shown some aptitude for hurdling this year, most notably when placed in run-of-the-mill Plumpton maiden (2m, good) in May; open to improvement on today's handicap hurdle debut and his market strength in relation to connections' other runner Nadim may reveal some clues; raced mainly on good or faster ground.
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4th

4

19th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:40 Uttoxeter

Definite

11st 5lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Flat winner (1m2f); placed in one of his maiden hurdles and open to improvement on today's handicap hurdle debut, though has raced mainly on good or faster ground.

9/2

5

16th Jul 2023

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:15 Stratford

Definite

11st 7lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Milton Harris

Fair Flat-racer who has shown some aptitude for hurdling this year, most notably when placed in run-of-the-mill Plumpton maiden (2m, good) in May; open to improvement on today's handicap hurdle debut and his market strength in relation to connections' other runner Nadim may reveal some clues; raced mainly on good or faster ground.

7/1

4th

7

26th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:30 Southwell

Definite

10st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

prominent

8/1

Form: 433-74 BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Just a respectable fourth at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) last month and will need to do better here but has become well handicapped on some of last year's form and might be boosted by the refitted cheekpieces; probably best on good ground but was placed on heavy on the Flat in France.
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6th

4

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

17:20 Hereford

Ranco

11st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Doubled his hurdling tally at Worcester (2m4f, good) in July and is now only 2lb above that mark but has become inconsistent this year and others in this line-up appeal more.

16/1

6th

6

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ranco

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Nigel Hawke

Would have won easier at Worcester (2m4f, good) but for some premature easing on the run-in but he went out like a light next time at Uttoxeter; usually consistent in the main and could bounce back from that.

12/1

8th

2

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:50 Uttoxeter

Ranco

11st 12lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Generally consistent and gained a second hurdle success when overcoming premature easing at Worcester last month; 4lb higher and this looks potentially more competitive but he has to be considered again.

5/1

Non-runners

Definite, Ranco

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £18.10
Straight Forecast £19.45
Tricast £68.51
Trifecta £70.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ayr Of Elegance

Daily Mirror:

Nadim

LAMBOURN:

Born To Please

The Star:

Mickyh

WEST COUNTRY:

Dutch Admiral

Daily Record:

Nadim

Telegraph:

Born To Please

RP RATINGS:

Ayr Of Elegance

POSTDATA:

Ayr Of Elegance

D Express:

Ayr Of Elegance

The Sun:

Ayr Of Elegance