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15:05 Stratford

Lew Barclay Bookmakers Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 50.20s
  • Off Time: 15:05:13
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, purple stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap
9/2
  • Form 22241P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 134

tracked leader, lost place 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last

2
Silk - Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap
  • Form 332235
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 130

in touch on inside, ridden after 3 out, chased leading pair before last, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression with winner

3
Silk - Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap
  • Form 314-4U2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 127

in touch on outside, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

4
Silk - Royal Blue, White stars, Red sleeves
  • Form 32/P032
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 127

led, driven and headed before last, no impression when lost 2nd flat

5
Silk - Yellow, black star, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, black star
  • Form 5-3094P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 125

prominent on outside, reminder and lost place after 13th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

6
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
11/4
  • Form 843224
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 123

held up in touch, tracked leaders 9th, went 2nd 2 out, soon challenged, led before last, driven out flat

7
Silk - BLACK, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE spots
16/1
  • Form 621/P7P
  • Age 13
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 109

chased leaders, driven when slipped on landing 14th, not recover and pulled up

8
Silk - Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap
  • Form 2PP413
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 107

held up in touch, not much room on inside after 11th, outpaced after 3 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, never troubled leaders

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Gentleman Anshan likes sharp tracks but may be a few pounds too high at present, though he finished ahead of both Have You Seen Me and That's The Deal at Southwell last month. Niceonefrankie has proved frustrating to follow this season and likewise See U Bob but MIDNIGHT SAIL won at Kempton on his penultimate start and can be forgiven a subsequent run in a Grade 3 at Newbury where he made mistakes and was pulled up. The top weight must go close if back to his best.

Formwatch

Midnight Sail 12-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd and 3rd, not fluent 8th, ridden after 5 out, lost place next, pulled up after, in a race won by Pacha Du Polder (11-0) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 11 ran.

Niceonefrankie 9-2 (11-10) Led until 4th, tracked leader, ridden after 12th, 4th when hit 4 out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Cootehill (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.

Gentleman Anshan (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and keen, went 3rd from 12th, chased winner after last, no impression, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Noble Legend (11-3) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Have You Seen Me (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Jumped right early, led until 8th, led next, ridden and headed 2 out, held towards finish, 2nd of 3, 5l behind Denali Highway (11-6) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.

Manger Hanagment (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Raced wide towards rear, ridden before 3rd, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Decimus (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Mar, 8 ran.

See U Bob (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway before 13th, no extra run-in, 4th of 7, 7l behind Dusky Bob (10-10) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Mar.

Down The Stretch 16-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, reminders after 9th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Sustainability (11-9) at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.

That's The Deal (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Held up, headway to chase leaders 7th, driven to challenge 3 out, soon outpaced, staying on when left in 3rd at last, ran on, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Miss Kalifa (11-1) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.