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13:40 Stratford

J & C Davis Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 70y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 48.95s
  • Off Time: 13:41:00
  • 11 Ran
1
11/4
  • Form: 222124
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 117
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton

made virtually all, shaken up and clear between last 2, easily

2
100/1
  • Form: 808
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Jockey: Lewis Gordon

always towards rear, tailed off

3
11/4
  • Form: 3-P6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Jockey: D A Jacob

chased leaders, ridden in 3rd and stayed on same pace from 2 out, no extra in 4th run-in

4
8/1
  • Form: P2412
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien

always towards rear, never on terms

5
  • Form: 800
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Robert Stephens
  • Jockey: Thomas Garner

held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 5th, tailed off and mistake next

6
20/1
  • Form: 54
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Richard Hobson
  • Jockey: Jamie Bargary

held up off the pace in mid-division, headway between last 2, stayed on into 2nd run-in, no chance with winner

7
9/4
  • Form: 225/7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: T R George
  • Jockey: Adrian Heskin

chased leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out

8
150/1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Trainer: M R Bosley
  • Jockey: James Best

always in rear, mistake 2nd, tailed off when jumped badly right 5th

9
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

took keen hold, chased leaders, 2nd approaching 3rd, ridden and no chance with winner between last 2, mistake last, lost 2nd run-in

10
150/1
  • Form: 0-7074
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: A M Hales
  • Jockey: Kielan Woods

always towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 5th, tailed off

11
66/1
  • Form: 6/9-460
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

raced keenly, chased winner until approaching 3rd, chased leaders, weakened 2 out

In depth

Verdict

Excellent Team only won one of his seven starts over timber last year and races for the first time since September under a penalty. Petiville has switched stables but hinted at ability in bumpers while Rabunda, who once chased home Yanworth in a bumper, should have benefited from his run at Hereford in November. DON’T ACT UP has been progressing nicely in point-to-points this season and connections have found him a nice race in which to make his debut under Rules.

Formwatch

Excellent Team 3-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, chased leading pair until not fluent 3 out, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 5, 12 1/4l behind Hygrove Percy (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in Sep.

A L'asseau (FR) 125-1 (11-2) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, 31 1/4l behind Ckalco Des Loges (11-2) at Chepstow 2m mdn (4) sft in Mar.

Dark Mahler (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden before 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 11, 25 1/2l behind Burbank (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (4) gs in Jan.

Don't Act Up 5-2 (12-2) Ran 3rd frm 6th,chall aftr 4out,mstk 3out, pushed aftr 3out,3l 2nd & btn up 2out,no ch with easy wnr aftr, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Ministerforsport (12-2) at Ballyvodock 3m sft in Jan.

Jamesgiftkeysandal (IRE) 150-1 (11-2) Always behind, last of 11, dist behind Ckalco Des Loges (11-2) at Chepstow 2m mdn (4) sft in Mar.

Petiville (FR) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 17 1/2l behind Runasimi River (10-0) at Hereford 2m (4) hvy in Feb.

Rabunda (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 34l behind Acting Lass (10-12) at Hereford 2m 4f (4) sft in Nov.

Norse Castle 14-1 (8-12) Set steady pace, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 19 1/4l behind Pinwood (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

Green Or Black (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Led early, in touch in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Energia Fox (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.

Kristal Star 100-1 (10-8) Close up, ridden and weakened 5th, left remote 4th 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, dist behind Just Minded (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (4) sft in Mar.

Miss Williams 100-1 (10-9) Always behind, 13th of 15, dist behind So Celebre (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gs in Mar.