June 18 / 14.05 Stratford

14.05

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  • Prize money: £4356.8
  • 2m 2f 148y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 36-21 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful Flat-racer who has improved with experience over hurdles this year and kept on well to score over C&D (good) this month; has 7lb penalty to shoulder now but still an obvious contender.
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7th

14

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

15:35 Uttoxeter

Juan Bermudez

10st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Useful Flat-racer who has got better with experience over hurdles and won his last two novices over 2m2f at Stratford (good); the RPRs he's posted suggest that this mark might be challenging, but improvers from this yard are a dangerous species.

3/1

1st

1

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Juan Bermudez

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, midfield, headway 3 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and went second approaching last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/4

1st

5

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

17:23 Stratford

Juan Bermudez

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

2m AW winner for Andrew Balding; it's been an unspectacular start over hurdles but his latest second at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) behind an unexposed Nicholls-trained favourite was a step in the right direction; some concerns here over the shorter trip and likelihood of softer ground, but unlikely to be far away.

2/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1/PP-5

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Won over fences for Sam Thomas last year; pulled up in both chases for new stable but fared much better and was very respectable fifth in Bangor handicap (2m, good) when back over hurdles last month; will be a tough nut to crack in this novice hurdle if able to build on that recent effort, and today's longer trip will suit.
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2nd

5

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Jazz King

11st 3lb

J: David Bass

T: Alastair Ralph

took keen hold, led, not fluent 5th, headed before 3 out, rallied 2 out, led again approaching last

3/1

5th

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Jazz King

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Signed off for Sam Thomas with 2m4f chase win in March 2023 but has been pulled up in both chases for new stable this year and reverts to hurdling with a lot to prove.

33/1

5th

9

18th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

17:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Jazz King

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Alastair Ralph

Signed off for Sam Thomas with 2m4f chase win in March 2023 but has been pulled up in both chases for new stable this year and reverts to hurdling with a lot to prove.

33/1

25/1

  • Place: £7.90

Form: 40-65

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced when fifth over C&D on recent hurdling debut but was about 29l behind Juan Bermudez and a minor role is probably the best she can hope for today.
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3rd

10

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Flighttothestars

10st 4lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Laura Horsfall

prominent, disputed lead 5th, led and increased tempo before 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on

25/1

5th

9

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

17:23 Stratford

Flighttothestars

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Laura Horsfall

Not disgraced in two bumpers here on either side of a no-show at Newbury, but hasn't shown enough.

33/1

6th

7

19th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

16:35 Stratford

Flighttothestars

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Laura Horsfall

prominent, weakened over 1f out

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on Irish point debut 13 months ago and not seen again since; joined an up-and-coming stable for rules career but could be considered only if lively in the betting.
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1st

1

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 0f 70y

Class 4

17:40 Stratford

Paddys Island

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Well beaten on Irish point debut in spring 2023 but made promising start to rules career when fourth here (2m2f, good) a fortnight ago, fading out of contention only on the run-in; that form already makes him a leading contender and he has very obvious scope for further progress.

13/8

4th

6

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Paddys Island

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Robbie Llewellyn

in touch with leaders, challenging 2 out, weakened from last

33/1

Form: 22/3-1

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Useful on the Flat; placed five times over hurdles for Paul Nicholls last year and led close home to win for Jack Jones at Fakenham (2m, good) this month; today's longer trip will suit; has another big role to play.
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5th

2

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Pleasant Man

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jack Jones

prominent, going easily 2 out, found little approaching last, not fluent last, soon weakened

11/4

1st

4

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:00 Fakenham

Pleasant Man

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jack Jones

Won three of his 11 races on the Flat (turf) when with Roger Charlton, latest off a mark of 93 over 1m6f in September 2021; also placed on five of his seven runs over hurdles at up to 2m5f for Paul Nicholls; just fair form on AW last winter; quite interesting back hurdling.

11/2

Form: 5

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Displayed some ability in Irish points at start of this year and was not disgraced in Tipperary bumper on last month's rules debut; recently changed hands for £6,000; improvement required on stable/hurdle debut.
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6th

8

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Runaway Bride

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: David Dennis

midfield, no impression from 3 out

20/1

5th

10

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:40 Tipperary

Runaway Bride

11st 11lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

took keen hold, midfield, no impression from 3f out

25/1

5th

10

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

19:40 Tipperary

Runaway Bride

11st 11lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: Mrs Grainne M O’Connor

took keen hold, midfield, no impression from 3f out

25/1

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Last run:

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair Flat-racer who has 0-13 strike-rate but has been placed a few times at up to 1m4f; could have a say if he takes well to hurdling.
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5th

1

(3)

29th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Lingfield (AW)

Stage Show

9st 11lb

J: Kaiya Fraser

T: Alexandra Dunn

Good second on stable debut at Wolverhampton (1m4f, Tapeta) in April but he was well held in next two starts before finishing tailed off on hurdling debut at Stratford (2m2f, good) 11 days ago; has something to prove again and he's now 0-14.

9/2

7th

7

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Stage Show

10st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

early mistakes, held up in rear, badly hampered by faller 3 out, soon no impression

10/1

6th

5

(5)

6th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:00 Bath

Stage Show

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Alexandra Dunn

Maiden who proved expensive to follow for the Charlton yard last year before picked up for 22,000gns; didn't look to see out 1m5f last time following a decent comeback (both AW); each-way shout.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 77/5-

Last run: 175 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Showed only minor promise in bumpers last year, finishing weakly on all three occasions; may settle better in first-time hood on today's hurdling debut but best watched all the same.
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3

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Boundary Jack

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

midfield, some headway 3 out, weakened quickly 2 out, pulled up approaching last

20/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Out of a half-sister to Champion Hurdle winner Punjabi but was pulled up in a maiden point on last month's debut.
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4

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Elrondo

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

raced lazily at times, held up in rear, no impression from 3 out, pulled up approaching last

66/1

Form: 8

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won two low-grade Flat handicaps last year (both 1m) but out of form on AW this year, and towards rear throughout when 100-1 for recent Fakenham maiden hurdle won by Pleasant Man.
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9

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Simply Gorgeous

10st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

held up in rear, fell 3 out

66/1

8th

12

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

14:00 Fakenham

Simply Gorgeous

10st 11lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won a couple of 1m handicaps last year (turf/AW); rather disappointing recently and plenty to prove, not least her stamina, on hurdles/stable debut.

33/1

9th

11

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Simply Gorgeous

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Phil McEntee

in touch with leaders

25/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £5.00
Straight Forecast £4.55
Trifecta £68.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Juan Bermudez

WEST COUNTRY:

Stage Show

SPOTLIGHT:

Jazz King

Telegraph:

Pleasant Man

TOPSPEED:

Juan Bermudez

POSTDATA:

Juan Bermudez

The Times:

Juan Bermudez

The Guardian:

Juan Bermudez

Daily Mail:

Juan Bermudez

D Express:

Juan Bermudez

Daily Mirror:

Juan Bermudez

The Sun:

Juan Bermudez

The Star:

Juan Bermudez

Daily Record:

Juan Bermudez