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17:05 Stratford

Bordeaux Undiscovered Wedding Wines Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 98y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 48.90s
  • Off Time: 17:05:29
  • 8 Ran
1
8/1
  • Form: 634P44
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-2
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Jockey: Lewis Gordon

held up and always behind, never on terms

2
4/1
  • Form: 724764
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-2
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

held up, slightly hampered 3rd, headway tracking leaders 5th, 3rd 2 out, went 2nd before the last, soon ridden and one pace

3

Ballycoe

35 t
13/8
  • Form: 1-14483
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 108
  • Trainer: C Gordon
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon

held up, fell 3rd

4
7/1
  • Form: F4776P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: R Johnson

raced keenly, soon chased leaders on outside, ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out

5
6/1
  • Form: 5384P1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: M Sheppard
  • Jockey: Stan Sheppard

chased leaders, went 2nd 2 out, led between last 2, clear before the last, kept on strongly

6

Cold Knight

277 p CD
20/1
  • Form: 31-415P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: T H Weston
  • Jockey: N P Madden

led until after 1st, chased leader, pushed along before 9th, lost 2nd 2 out, weakening when rider dropped whip between last 2

7

Guanciale

103 p
12/1
  • Form: 36P114
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: D Burchell
  • Jockey: R T Dunne

not fluent and lost place 5th, in touch, weakened 3 out, tailed off

8
16/1
  • Form: 5P3479
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Jockey: Conor Shoemark

led after 1st, not fluent 7th, ridden and headed between last 2, no extra in 3rd before the last

In depth

Verdict

Modeligo took advantage off a drop down the weights to get back to winning ways at Chepstow five weeks ago but he’s been raised 6lb for that and also steps up a grade for this. BALLYCOE won at Plumpton and Bangor around this time last year and his only poor run since came on very soft ground at Sandown. Dropped 3lb since his third at Kempton, this looks a good opportunity to get back on track. Strongly Suggested was in dire form in the autumn and returns from a break while Guanciale may also need this and is high enough in the weights at present. Dr Dunraven is tried in cheekpieces but the aids would need to spark massive improvement.

Formwatch

In On The Act 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, closed 6th, outpaced 9th, well beaten 4 out, went 4th before 2 out, 4th of 7, 35l behind Deadly Approach (10-10) at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) gs in Feb.

Strongly Suggested 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, pushed along and outpaced before 4 out, rallied next, went poor 4th 2 out, 4th of 8, dist behind Cepage (11-7) at Newbury 2m hcp (4) gs in Dec.

Ballycoe 7-2 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway chasing leaders 7th, pushed along and outpaced in 5th after 9th, hit 10th and next, pushed along after 4 out, rallied in 3rd next until ridden before last, left modest 3rd last, 3rd of 7, 8 1/4l behind Sir Note (11-12) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Feb.

Dr Dunraven 8-1 (10-13) Took keen hold in rear, headway to challenge 2nd, led next, headed when jumped left 7th, soon weakened, pulled up before 9th, at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) gs in Feb.

Modeligo (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, closed 2nd, 2nd 4th, mistake 7th, led before 4 out, jumped right 3 out and 2 out, ridden clear, won at Chepstow 2m hcp (5) sft in Feb beating What's Up Rory (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.

Cold Knight 12-1 (10-5) Led, headed 5th, tracked leaders next, ridden and dropped to rear 8th, pulled up 5 out, at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Jun.

Guanciale 8-1 (11-10) Mid-division, not fluent 6th, headway next, 3rd and one pace next, 4th and no extra last, 4th of 14, 18 1/2l behind Caprice D'anglais (10-2) at Hereford 2m hcp (4) sft in Dec.

Lord Landen (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up and behind, headway on inside before 3 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 9th of 12, dist behind Boher Lad (11-0) at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gs in Feb.