April 21 / 15.23 Stratford

15.23

Good To Soft

Bet At racingtv.com Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3511.86
  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £11.40
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 78684

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Easy to back for handicap debut at Market Rasen (2m2f, good to soft; 14-1) when unable to mount a serious challenge in fourth to a subsequent winner but he nevertheless looked the type to improve with racing; can be in the shake-up.
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3rd

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

20:20 Stratford

Garitsa Bay

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Williams

midfield, headway after 2 out, soon went fourth, went third before last, kept on but not pace to challenge

4/1

3rd

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

20:20 Stratford

Garitsa Bay

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ian Williams

Ran a better race when fourth on his handicap debut at Market Rasen in March and confirmed that promise with a hard-fought C&D win 18 days ago (slower time than Telefenney in the other division); 6lb rise asks more of him but he still has some potential.

4/1

1st

8

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Garitsa Bay

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Ian Williams

took keen hold, midfield, headway 2 out, pushed along and went second approaching last, ridden to lead towards finish

13/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 0-44P

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 6yo who was quite a promising fourth to three subsequent winners at Plumpton (2m, good to soft) before Christmas; couldn't cope with heavy ground when pulled up on his handicap debut at Chepstow but goes in a tongue-tie now; capable of better.
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2nd

2

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Deerstalker

11st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

disputed lead, led clearly after 2 out, faced challenge run-in, no extra and headed towards finish, just held

7/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 222 BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won Irish point; three solid efforts under rules, including two soft-ground 2m mares' hurdles and she lost nothing in defeat to an improved one at Chepstow last month; not a slowcoach but she shouldn't have a problem with this extra distance on an easy track; close up now handicapping.
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3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Largy Force

11st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

took keen hold, led, headed after 2 out, keeping on when hit last, no extra run-in

4/1

3rd

3

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Largy Force

11st 13lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

took keen hold, led, headed after 2 out, keeping on when hit last, no extra run-in

4/1

2nd

8

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:45 Chepstow

Largy Force

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Winning pointer; has stayed on well for second in a Catterick bumper and maiden hurdle for mares at Hereford, latterly looking ill at ease by going right handed (hung left); Chepstow should suit in a few counts; strong claims.

11/10

Form: -4F135

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Nearly always raced on testing surfaces since early last season and handled heavy ground best when off the mark at Ffos Las (2m) in February; not obviously ahead of her mark since and quicker ground is a query.
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4th

11

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

My Granny Lily

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

held up in rear, outpaced 4 out, headway after 2 out, stayed on run-in

8/1

4th

11

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

My Granny Lily

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

held up in rear, outpaced 4 out, headway after 2 out, stayed on run-in

8/1

5th

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

14:15 Chepstow

My Granny Lily

10st 5lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Nigel Hawke

Perhaps coped best with the heavy ground when off the mark over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m) and then, off this 5lb higher mark, she finished a well-held third at Exeter, behind Queen Of Steel whom she had behind at Ffos Las; should give her running but perhaps vulnerable.

6/1

Form: 377

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Varying promise in qualifying runs but he showed definite ability on debut at Plumpton in November (2m4f, good to soft) when hopping round neatly until a mistake four out set him back; has had wind surgery since last seen in January and looks a likely type now handicapping.
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9

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Avada Kedavra

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Out of a sister to the yard's Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; failed to make the expected improvement when short odds at Stratford (2m2f; handicap debut) last time but can't be written off yet, given his pedigree and connections; attempts 3m for first time under rules.

9/4

9

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Avada Kedavra

11st 4lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Out of a sister to the yard's Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; failed to make the expected improvement when short odds at Stratford (2m2f; handicap debut) last time but can't be written off yet, given his pedigree and connections; attempts 3m for first time under rules.

9/4

5th

4

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Avada Kedavra

11st 12lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

midfield, good headway after 4 out, outpaced and found little after 2 out, weakened quickly approaching last

5/2

Form: -65655

Last run: 84 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Maiden who has been vulnerable in handicaps so far but he hasn't been far away in two starts since wind surgery and the return to this intermediate trip could suit; does need an extra push, though.
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6th

9

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Rhodia

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Maiden who has been vulnerable in handicaps so far but he hasn't been far away in two starts since wind surgery and the return to this intermediate trip could suit; does need an extra push, though.

11/1

6th

9

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Rhodia

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Sarah Hollinshead

held up in rear

11/1

5th

16

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Rhodia

10st 12lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Sarah Hollinshead

Still a maiden but may show improvement for this drop back to 2m, off a reduced mark, on second run since wind surgery and with Gavin Sheehan up for first time; not dismissed.

16/1

Form: U625F

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won 1m claimer in Ireland last May and has run creditably over hurdles since, despite pedigree raising queries about stamina; came to grief on debut for new yard three weeks ago, though, and probably needs a bit more off this opening mark.
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9th

3

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Secret Sauce

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harriet Dickin

always behind, tailed off

25/1

9th

3

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Secret Sauce

11st 4lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harriet Dickin

Won on the Flat in Ireland a year ago and was second in Hereford novice hurdle (2m, good to soft) for Anthony Charlton in January; safely held in recent Stratford handicap (2m2f, good to soft) for Harriet Dickin, though, and needs to build on that performance over this new trip.

25/1

7th

7

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Secret Sauce

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

took keen hold, midfield

14/1

Form: 560

Last run: 151 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Useful jumps pedigree and he showed promise when fifth of 15 in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle (2m, good) on debut last spring; lesser efforts in Britain since but of more interest now handicapping for another new trainer; the betting might be helpful.
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5th

4

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Camino Rocio

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henrietta C Knight

Unexposed after only four starts but was behind Secret Sauce and beaten about 24l when 66-1 for recent stable/handicap debut at Stratford (2m2f, good to soft); improvement required in first-time cheekpieces here.

33/1

5th

4

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Camino Rocio

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henrietta C Knight

led, headed before 3 out, weakened gradually after 2 out

33/1

8th

5

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Camino Rocio

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Henrietta C Knight

midfield

16/1

Form: 7586P5

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Encouraging start to hurdle career when a never-nearer fifth at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) in October; has struggled on more testing surfaces since, including in two handicaps, but fair to give him another chance with the ground drying out.
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9th

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Gentle Victor

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, prominent

20/1

9th

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Gentle Victor

11st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, prominent

20/1

5th

1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

17:15 Market Rasen

Gentle Victor

12st 0lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

took keen hold, towards rear, headway after 5th, in touch with leaders when lost ground after 3 out, soon struggling

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6714

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Successful yard debut in a 2m novice at Southwell (heavy) but was found out by the much tougher test in a novice seller at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) in March; return to a sharp track should suit but extra needed.
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5th

3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

16:25 Hexham

Nick The Greek

11st 6lb

J: William Maggs

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

in touch with leaders, hit 3rd

10/1

5th

3

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

16:25 Hexham

Nick The Greek

11st 6lb

J: William Maggs

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

in touch with leaders, hit 3rd

10/1

10th

1

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Nick The Greek

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

held up in rear

12/1

Form: 96P5-0

Last run: 343 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Fell short in three handicaps at 2m-2m5f for previous yard last spring; had wind surgery since and a tongue-tie now replaces the hood; no great appeal back from layoff unless the betting says otherwise.
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11th

10

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Rebel Mc

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

Fell short in three handicaps at 2m-2m5f for previous yard last spring; had wind surgery since and a tongue-tie now replaces the hood; no great appeal back from layoff unless the betting says otherwise.

16/1

11th

10

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Rebel Mc

10st 2lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Donald McCain

midfield

16/1

11th

10

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:35 Ludlow

Rebel Mc

10st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Struggled after racing too freely on handicap debut in March (2m4f) and was unable to land a telling blow when fifth in first-time hood at Bangor (2m, good) last month; remains unexposed but stable's other runner Hollow Run appeals much more.

25/1

Form: 4-97PP

Last run: 73 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Saddle slipped in January but minor handicap form either side; plenty to find from 4lb out of the weights in first-time cheekpieces.
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3rd

9

8th May 2024

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

20:10 Fontwell

Den The Diva

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Andy Irvine

Her saddle slipped in January but she's been pulled up again at big prices in both subsequent runs and is now 0-8; can only be watched

50/1

3rd

9

8th May 2024

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

20:10 Fontwell

Den The Diva

10st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Andy Irvine

Her saddle slipped in January but she's been pulled up again at big prices in both subsequent runs and is now 0-8; can only be watched

50/1

12

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:23 Stratford

Den The Diva

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

Saddle slipped in January but minor handicap form either side; plenty to find from 4lb out of the weights in first-time cheekpieces.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £83.10
Straight Forecast £81.47
Tricast £492.97
Trifecta £481.50

Selections

POSTDATA:

Largy Force

SPOTLIGHT:

Avada Kedavra

WEST COUNTRY:

Deerstalker

RP RATINGS:

Rhodia

Telegraph:

Avada Kedavra

Daily Mail:

Avada Kedavra

D Express:

Deerstalker

LAMBOURN:

Largy Force

The Times:

Largy Force

The Sun:

Largy Force

The Star:

Largy Force

Daily Record:

Largy Force

Daily Mirror:

Rhodia