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16:45 Stratford

stratfordparks.co.uk Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 2f 83y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 29.10s
  • Off Time: 16:45:48
  • 9 Ran
1
16/1
  • Form: 841456-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 117
  • Trainer: R Phillips
  • Jockey: D Hiskett

chased leaders, not fluent 6th, slow 8th and pushed along, lost place 4 out, behind next

2
7/1
  • Form: U68P3-3
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: P Middleton
  • Jockey: L Williams

chased leaders, mistake 4 out, outpaced after 2 out, soon weakened

3

Flying Verse

25 bt
11/4
  • Form: 321452-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: D Dennis
  • Jockey: S Twiston-Davies

held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, went 2nd after 2 out, led before last, clear flat, headed close home

4
  • Form: 53163-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 108
  • Trainer: G McPherson
  • Jockey: K Woods

held up in rear, not fluent 7th, struggling 2 out, went 4th before last, no impression and weakened

5

Tea Time Fred

35 p CD
11/1
  • Form: 732255-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: M Gardner
  • Jockey: L Gardner

mid-division on outside, headway before 3 out, weakened before last

6

His Dream (IRE)

39 b BFCD
9/2
  • Form: P139FP-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: J O'Neill
  • Jockey: J Jr.

mid-division, not fluent 4th, pushed along after 9th briefly, headway after 2 out, switched right and mistake last, went 2nd flat, stayed on, led close home

7
9/1
  • Form: 47166P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: P Kirby
  • Jockey: T Dowson

chased leader, not fluent and led 2 out, headed before last, no extra flat

8
7/1
  • Form: 727894-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: C Down
  • Jockey: J Davies

took keen hold, led, not fluent 4th, mistake and headed 2 out, soon weakened

9
40/1
  • Form: 36PP8-3
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 85
  • Trainer: D Williams
  • Jockey: S Quinlan

held up in rear, not fluent 9th, headway before 2 out, weakened approaching last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

His Dream and Nemean Lion are too inconsistent to merit serious consideration while Muthabir looks too high in the weights. Exitas is better known as a chaser but races off a 20lb lower mark than over fences and is a past winner here. Both FLYING VERSE and Telson Barley have form over this trip and can fight out the finish. The latter has gone up 6lb for a narrow victory at Warwick so the former gets the nod as he looked to be coming to hand when second at Southwell and Sam Twiston-Davies takes over the reins from a 7lb claimer.

Formwatch

Muthabir (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Chased leaders in 5th, outpaced when jumped slowly 8th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Eur Gone West (11-11) at Taunton 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Exitas (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Tracked front pair, went 2nd at 12th, left with every chance before 4 out, soon driven and lost place, weakened from next, 3rd of 5, 33l behind Beau Du Brizais (11-4) at Kempton 3m hcp (3) gd in May.

Flying Verse 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, almost upsides when not fluent 3 out, outpaced next, soon ridden, rallied before last, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 8, 4l behind The Drone (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Telson Barley (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, led last, hung left towards finish, held on, won at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in May beating Taaffes Castle (10-0) by nk, 11 ran.

Tea Time Fred 3-1 (11-13) Mid-division, pushed along 6th, effort 3 out, 5th and well held from 2 out, 5th of 7, 25 1/2l behind Southfield Torr (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

His Dream (IRE) 11-2jfav (11-5) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Nemean Lion (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Made most to after 4 out, lost place and ridden after next, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before next, at Southwell 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Pahaska (GER) 25-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden and one pace in 4th from 2 out, no chance with leading trio, hit last, 4th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Ballybough Nora (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Stolberg (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, left in lead 5th, headed just after 3 out, rallied next, no extra approaching last, 3rd of 7, 5 1/4l behind Harbour Force (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (5) gf in May.