August 24 / 15.15 Stratford

15.15

Good

National Racehorse Week 9th -17th September Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3775.91
  • 2m 0f 70y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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National Racehorse Week 9th -17th September Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £34.00
  • Place: £6.70

Form: P-7264

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Runner-up at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) in June and bounced back from lesser run at Southwell with fair fourth at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good); however, he has a very poor strike-rate and may again find a few too good.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

14

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Tallys Son

10st 4lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Neil Mulholland

Beat the backed Bahtiyar at Stratford but then dropped out very tamely once headed at Southwell; only 2-55 overall.

25/1

7th

6

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell

Tallys Son

10st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

Has record of 2-54 under both codes but his last success was at Stratford (2m, good) two weeks ago; that was at 33-1 but he kept on well to beat a well-backed favourite from the Skelton yard and is only 2lb higher here; respected.

5/2

1st

11

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Tallys Son

10st 3lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

prominent

14/1

OUR TIP

7/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 26563-

Last run: 164 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Failed to progress in handicaps for Harry Whittington but he dropped down the weights and his new trainer does well with recruits from other stables; has had a second wind op since his last run in March; interesting on stable debut, especially if strong in the betting.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Bahtiyar

11st 13lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

Narrowly to justify heavy market support on stable debut at Stratford (2m, good; behind Tally's Son) and pulling hard perhaps contributed to a slipping saddle there next time; possibilities.

5/2

0

3

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

16:15 Stratford

Bahtiyar

11st 2lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, held up in rear, saddle slipped before 3rd, went fourth 4th, dropped to last after 2 out, soon pulled up

15/8

2nd

2

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Bahtiyar

11st 13lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

7/2

9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 29-423

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Headstrong 5yo who is 0-12 but he was a good second at Bangor (2m3f, good) in June and again ran well when third at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) last month; he's on the shortlist.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

14

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Robbers Bridge

10st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Record of 1-16 over hurdles but his win came at Wincanton in March and he went very close over 2m5f there (soft) last month; up another 3lb but he has form figures of 3212 since November and is open to more progress; shortlisted.

8/1

2nd

14

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Robbers Bridge

10st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

Record of 1-16 over hurdles but his win came at Wincanton in March and he went very close over 2m5f there (soft) last month; up another 3lb but he has form figures of 3212 since November and is open to more progress; shortlisted.

8/1

2nd

7

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Robbers Bridge

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Simon Earle

After his Leicester second worked out so well he was sent off a warm order over 1m7f here a month ago (heavy) and rallied bravely to gain a deserved first success; the runner-up went one better at Uttoxeter on Saturday; respected off 6lb higher and he stays this far.

11/4

Form: -32635

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Made it 0-11 when not quite at best at Worcester last time but he's been placed a few times this season and might not be far away if back on song.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

5th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

16:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Cumhacht

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, midfield, outpaced after 3 out, headway when hampered by faller 2 out, stayed on run-in

6/1

4th

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Cumhacht

11st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Rebecca Curtis

towards rear

10/1

5th

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Worcester

Cumhacht

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Rebecca Curtis

Has the ability to win races of this nature but he is 0-10 and let one slip through the net at Ffos Las in June (2m4f, good), having tanked through the race; more place money on the cards but others might see things out with more gusto.

8/1

Form: 6P-315 D BF

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent and he was a disappointing favourite at Uttoxeter (2m, good) last month, but prior to that he won in good style at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) and is not written off.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Vin Rouge

9st 7lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Last raced on the Flat in 2022, when seen to best effect over 2m on AW; while there have been two wins over hurdles since, his latest start in that sphere (last October) was a heavy defeat and there is a great deal for him to prove on ground softer than good.

33/1

5th

5

(8)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Vin Rouge

9st 7lb

J: George Downing

T: Seamus Mullins

Last raced on the Flat in 2022, when seen to best effect over 2m on AW; while there have been two wins over hurdles since, his latest start in that sphere (last October) was a heavy defeat and there is a great deal for him to prove on ground softer than good.

33/1

14th

10

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Vin Rouge

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Paid the price for winning by 8l at Newton Abbot in June (2m1f, good) but has still run respectably the last twice, beaten in the region of 6l both times; each-way claims.

6/1

Form: 33

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Failed to progress during short Flat career but showed some ability, which has also been the case on his first two hurdle starts (2m, heavy/soft); this 4yo now goes handicapping off a fair mark and is not ruled out.
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6th

16

(17)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Star Legend

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

2m4f Fakenham maiden hurdle winner last autumn, who is 0-7 on Flat but placed on AW (1m6f/2m) in two of his last three outings; makes only his second Flat turf appearance but those recent runs give him a place squeak.

33/1

6th

16

(17)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Star Legend

8st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

2m4f Fakenham maiden hurdle winner last autumn, who is 0-7 on Flat but placed on AW (1m6f/2m) in two of his last three outings; makes only his second Flat turf appearance but those recent runs give him a place squeak.

33/1

3rd

6

(4)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Star Legend

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: James Owen

Fakenham hurdles winner last autumn who looked unlucky at a big price on his Chelmsford comeback last month; wasn't beaten far at the same course last time and the return to cheekpieces has clearly helped.

6/1

Form: 531-15 D BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won at Perth (2m, good to soft) in April and followed up at Newcastle (2m1f, good) in May; reportedly unsuited by the heavy ground when tailed off at Uttoxeter last month and could bounce back with a big effort.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

14:15 Musselburgh

Magic Mike

10st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

took keen hold, led, headed 2nd, joined leader 5th, led again 4 out, rallied when headed run-in, no extra towards finish

9/2

4th

7

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

17:35 Huntingdon

Magic Mike

10st 2lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

Didn't jump great when winning at Southwell (2m, good to soft) but the hot favourite in second was even worse in that department; it could be dodgy form but they did at least pull clear; raised 5lb.

7/2

Form: 24-61P C

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 11lb

11 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Course winner who won a four-runner handicap at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in June, and her trainer reported she may have been in season when pulled up here last month; not written off but this 11yo has a patchy profile this season and it's hard to be confident.
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Verdict Starting price

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: -44343 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Consistent mare who kept on for third at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) on Tuesday on her first run since wind surgery; the hood is left off today but she ran well without it in June; could be thereabouts.
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Verdict Starting price

0

12

6th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Karannelle

10st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: David Rees

Never remotely competitive at Worcester last month; usually consistent but she's hard to win with (3-46) and will do well to win this.

33/1

10th

1

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Worcester

Karannelle

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: David Rees

Usually ridden very patiently and is quite a tricky mare to win with but she's pretty consistent and was beaten only by a neck by Saddlers Quest at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good to soft) one month ago when last seen; raced mainly on good ground; probably won't be far away.

8/1

Form: 2U0-0P

Last run: 82 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Struggled on last two starts in May/June but on a good mark on his form for David Thompson as recently as last October, and perhaps he'll have been revived by a change of scenery; watch the betting on stable debut.
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No Results Found

Form: 0/P-P5

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
His mark continues to tumble and the return to hurdles may be a plus, but it's a long time since he showed any worthwhile form and he needs a major turnaround in the first-time cheekpieces and reapplied tongue-tie.
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Verdict Starting price

0

7

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:55 Southwell

Kalyptra

10st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

Ten-race maiden who has been pulled up in three of his last four handicaps, including at Stratford (2m, good) two weeks ago; mark is tumbling but it's a long time since he showed any worthwhile form and he needs a major turnaround.

50/1

0

9

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Kalyptra

10st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

jumped right 4th, led

50/1

5th

3

22nd Jun 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 214y

Class 5

20:10 Uttoxeter

Kalyptra

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Max Young

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in last

25/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £108.20
Straight Forecast £76.08
Tricast £347.62
Trifecta £785.20

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bahtiyar

The Guardian:

Robber's Bridge

POSTDATA:

Star Legend

The Star:

Cumhacht

Daily Mail:

Magic Mike

RP RATINGS:

Bahtiyar

Telegraph:

Bahtiyar

D Express:

Bahtiyar

The Times:

Star Legend

Daily Mirror:

Robber's Bridge

The Sun:

Robber's Bridge

Daily Record:

Robber's Bridge