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14:10 Stratford

Avon Estates Of Stratford Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 45.38s
  • Off Time: 14:10:22
  • 10 Ran
1st
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    3rd
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    1
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap

    Golan Way

    23 CDD
    Evs
    • Form 11
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 134

    made all, blundered 5th, 2 lengths up and in command when left well clear last

    2
    Silk - Emerald Green, Black hoop, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars and stars on cap

    Sendani (FR)

    23 bt BFD
    7/4
    • Form 2455-12
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 125

    tracked leaders, raced keenly, not fluent 2nd, every chance 2 out, soon ridden, 2 lengths down and looking held when fell last

    3
    Silk - Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap
    150/1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    soon lost touch, tailed off 3rd

    4
    Silk - Red, Yellow epaulets, hooped sleeves
    33/1
    • Form 91PP/6-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0

    soon in mid-division, not fluent 1st, ridden 6th, soon outpaced, left disputing remote 2nd when mistake last

    5
    Silk - Black and Pink (quartered), White and Black striped sleeves and cap
    66/1
    • Form 50-P
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-11

    chased leaders, went right and mistake 1st, mistake 2nd, reminder after 3rd, mistake next, weakened 6th, tailed off when pulled up before last

    6
    Silk - Black, Red stripe, hooped sleeves, striped cap
    80/1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-11

    mid-division, jumped very slowly 2nd and 3rd, weakened approaching 3rd, tailed off when jumped very slowly 5th

    7
    Silk - Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap
    • Form 2
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-11

    held up in rear, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, left remote 2nd last

    8
    Silk - Black and White (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Black cap
    • Form 05-9
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-11

    mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 5th, weakened after 3 out

    9
    Silk - Red, White hoop, Red sleeves, Grey armlets, Red cap, White star
    6/1
    • Form 3-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-11

    raced keenly in touch, chased winner approaching 3 out until just before 2 out, just over 3 lengths up in 3rd when brought down last

    10
    Silk - Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap
    • Form P04U8-P
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 74

    pressed winner until after 6th, weakening when not fluent 3 out

    In depth

    Verdict

    Johny Scruff showed ability on his racecourse debut when chasing home Choctaw Nation in a Uttoxeter bumper last month but Mick Quinlan's gelding faces no easy task on his hurdling debut and this looks little more than a match between Golan Way and Sendani, with preference for the latter. Golan Way got the better of the selection when landing a course and distance novices' hurdle last month but a 5lb pull for the six lengths between the pair that day may be enough to see Sendani reverse that form and it is the Paul Nicholls inmate that gets the vote. Hugh Collingridge's Motarjm showed a reasonable amount of ability on the flat and made an encouraging debut over timber at Huntingdon back in October. Fit from the flat, the four-year-old has to be respected and has more solid claims than Noel Chance's bumper winner True Star, who needs to improve on all known form over hurdles to trouble the judge. This does not look the strongest of novices' hurdles and Sendani is taken to resume winning ways.

    Formwatch

    Golan Way 6-1 (11-0) Prominent, chased leader from 2nd, left in lead 5th, mistake 3 out, pressed after 3 out until 2 out, stayed on well, won at Stratford 2m nov hdl (3) gd in May beating Sendani (11-4) by 6l, 13 ran.

    Sendani (FR) 7-4fav (11-4) Chased leading trio, jumped right and left 2nd 5th, every chance after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, found little, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Golan Way (11-0) at Stratford 2m nov hdl (3) gd in May.

    January Man (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 19th of 23, 12l behind Danetime Lily (9-8) at Navan 5f app hcp 0-60 gf in Oct (Flat).

    True Star (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mistakes, always behind, tailed off, 6th of 10, 47l behind Deep Purple (10-12) at Stratford 2m nov hdl (3) gd in May '07.

    Frankly Fantastic 50-1 (10-7) Held up, jumped left and not fluent 1st, headway approaching 4th, behind from next, tailed off and pulled up 2 out in race won by Adroit Approach (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Apr, 7 ran.

    Global Guest 80-1 (8-9) Always behind, 10th of 11, 13l behind Metropolitan Chief (8-9) at W'hampton 7f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Sept (Flat).

    Johny Scruff (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway from 6f out, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 8l behind Choctaw Nation (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn nhf (6) gf in May.

    Kingoftheswingers (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Always behind, 9th of 12, well behind Green Prospect (10-13) at N Abbot 2m 3f clm hdl (5) gf in May.

    Motarjm (USA) 13-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Peredur (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

    Night Reveller (IRE) 200-1 (10-11) Always behind, struggling half way, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Delayed Approach (11-0) at Southwell 2m 5f mrs mdn hdl (5) gd, 13 ran.