June 18 / 15.55 Stratford

15.55

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Family Day On The 14th July Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6680.46
  • 2m 0f 70y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Family Day On The 14th July Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.70
  • Place: £3.20

Form: 32143- CD BF

Last run: 229 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Won three-runner novice over C&D (good) in September but was beaten odds-on favourite in 2m2f seller here in November and has not raced again since; tricky to weigh up at present.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

26th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

Donnie Azoff

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Made it 3-10 over hurdles when scoring in good style at Stratford (2m, good) on his reappearance last Tuesday; no progress in four runs over fences so far but he's 3lb lower than last time and is well treated on the pick of his chase form; respected.

11/4

1st

8

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

Donnie Azoff

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Won three-runner novice over C&D (good) in September but was beaten odds-on favourite in 2m2f seller here in November and has not raced again since; tricky to weigh up at present.

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1/359- D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Five-time hurdle winner; failed to build upon satisfactory reappearance run when safely held in big field at Cheltenham in April but this race looks less competitive and he's now 5lb lower than when placed in major handicap at Haydock (1m7f, good) 13 months ago.
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2nd

5

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

Takeit Easy

11st 10lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

Five-time hurdle winner; failed to build upon satisfactory reappearance run when safely held in big field at Cheltenham in April but this race looks less competitive and he's now 5lb lower than when placed in major handicap at Haydock (1m7f, good) 13 months ago.

8/1

9th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Takeit Easy

11st 2lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

midfield

12/1

9th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Takeit Easy

11st 2lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

midfield

12/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 4F-121 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
2-3 since the tongue-tie was refitted last month, with both wins gained at Fakenham (2m, good) under Ciaran O'Shea; moves up in grade today but still taken very seriously in current form.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

12

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 2

15:10 Cartmel

King Otis

10st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: James Owen

Form figures of 1213 since a tongue-tie joined cheekpieces and he was caught a little out of his ground when third at Stratford latest (2m, good); this is another step up in grade but he likes sharp tracks so Cartmel should be up his alley.

9/1

3rd

9

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

King Otis

10st 5lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

2-3 since the tongue-tie was refitted last month, with both wins gained at Fakenham (2m, good) under Ciaran O'Shea; moves up in grade today but still taken very seriously in current form.

3/1

1st

6

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 4

15:45 Fakenham

King Otis

10st 4lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: James Owen

held up in last, good headway on inner 2 out, shaken up and led before last, ridden out final 110yds

100/30

Form: 3/5-11 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 9yo mare who struck form and made all twice against own sex at Warwick (2m, good) last month, latterly on handicap debut; has a bit more on her plate here but might still be improving; respected.
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4th

7

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

Get Sky High

11st 6lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Low-mileage 9yo mare who struck form and made all twice against own sex at Warwick (2m, good) last month, latterly on handicap debut; has a bit more on her plate here but might still be improving; respected.

9/4

1st

1

30th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

20:10 Warwick

Get Sky High

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Point/bumper winner who got off the mark on third start over hurdles when winning a C&D maiden by 14l this month (good; odds-on favourite bled); stiffer task but an interesting runner on handicap debut.

2/1

1st

4

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:15 Warwick

Get Sky High

11st 2lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

Irish point winner who won a good-ground bumper in spring 2021; returned from 574 days off to make promising hurdle debut at Hereford (third of 14) in November 2022, but after another long absence she was only fifth of eight at Chepstow last month; still unexposed but she's a 9yo now and has something to prove after that last run.

9/2

Form: V105-7 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Good-ground specialist who has won six times over hurdles and is back on a workable mark now; below form after tending to jump right at Newton Abbot a fotnight ago, though, and needs to avoid that trait here.
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4th

4

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

14:50 Newton Abbot

Manor Park

11st 4lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

in touch with leaders

25/1

5th

6

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

Manor Park

11st 8lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Good-ground specialist who has won six times over hurdles and is back on a workable mark now; below form after tending to jump right at Newton Abbot a fotnight ago, though, and needs to avoid that trait here.

12/1

7th

4

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 3

16:10 Newton Abbot

Manor Park

11st 10lb

J: Beau Morgan

T: Daisy Hitchins

Six-time hurdle winner at around 2m (good or quicker); not beaten far on the Flat (1m4f, AW) last month and he's a three-time C&D winner who is back on the same mark as when winning last July under Beau Morgan; considered.

20/1

Form: P/44P- D

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Smart hurdler/chaser in his prime but without a win since September 2022 and looked out of sorts on latest outing in September; current ability tricky to gauge.
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6th

4

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

Vision Des Flos

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Smart hurdler/chaser in his prime but without a win since September 2022 and looked out of sorts on latest outing in September; current ability tricky to gauge.

12/1

0

5

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Vision Des Flos

11st 7lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, outpaced when short of room after 3 out

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: P/16-7 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner for Alan King last year (2m3f/2m4f) but returned from break with very disappointing run last month and was sold for £5,000 soon afterwards; may revive for Dan Skelton at some stage but stable has much more obvious chance with Get Sky High here.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

3

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

Forever William

11st 13lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Dual hurdle winner for Alan King last year (2m3f/2m4f) but returned from break with very disappointing run last month and was sold for £5,000 soon afterwards; may revive for Dan Skelton at some stage but stable has much more obvious chance with Get Sky High here.

12/1

7th

8

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Forever William

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

prominent

6/1

7th

8

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

17:10 Uttoxeter

Forever William

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

prominent

6/1

5/1

Form: 3/16-2 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner who was clear second to a revitalised stablemate on last month's stable debut at Plumpton (2m4f, good); 2lb rise puts him on career-high mark but he should be okay back at 2m; likely contender.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

Ilanz

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Three-time hurdle winner who was clear second to a revitalised stablemate on last month's stable debut at Plumpton (2m4f, good); 2lb rise puts him on career-high mark but he should be okay back at 2m; likely contender.

5/1

2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:25 Plumpton

Ilanz

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

raced in last, raced in fourth after 3rd, headway on outer after 3 out, going best when led after 2 out, not fluent when faced challenge last, headed and no extra run-in

7/2

2nd

4

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

16:25 Plumpton

Ilanz

11st 10lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

raced in last, raced in fourth after 3rd, headway on outer after 3 out, going best when led after 2 out, not fluent when faced challenge last, headed and no extra run-in

7/2

Form: 11857- D

Last run: 263 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
3-8 over hurdles in Ireland for Gordon Elliott; out of form last summer/autumn and has fitness to prove on this stable debut but still worth a glance in the betting.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:45 Worcester

As Tears Go By

10st 10lb

J: Cian Chester

T: D J Jeffreys

prominent, outpaced after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

33/1

2

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:55 Stratford

As Tears Go By

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

3-8 over hurdles in Ireland for Gordon Elliott; out of form last summer/autumn and has fitness to prove on this stable debut but still worth a glance in the betting.

20/1

7th

2

29th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

16:25 Gowran Park

As Tears Go By

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Rarely favourite but won twice in May; steps up in trip after two fruitless runs; hard to fancy.

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £75.80
Straight Forecast £59.74
Tricast £276.79
Trifecta £360.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Ilanz

The Times:

Get Sky High

SPOTLIGHT:

King Otis

TOPSPEED:

Forever William

WEST COUNTRY:

Manor Park

Daily Mail:

Ilanz

D Express:

Ilanz

The Sun:

Ilanz

Telegraph:

Get Sky High

The Star:

Get Sky High

Daily Record:

Get Sky High

RP RATINGS:

King Otis

The Guardian:

King Otis

Daily Mirror:

King Otis