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14:10 Stratford

Shakespeare Media Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 148y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places, Selective Watering)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 18.16s
  • Off Time: 14:10:19
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and star on Red cap
4/1
  • Form 474-234
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 123

held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on

2
Silk - Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap
  • Form 41/745-5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 123

tracked leaders, in 3rd when faultered and pulled up before 3 out

3
Silk - Yellow, large black spots, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow and black quartered cap
66/1
  • Form 60533P/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 72

tracked leader, weakened after 5th, soon tailed off

4
Silk - Black, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, black diamonds, yellow cap, black star
  • Form 815-665
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 112

held up towards rear, ridden after 2 out and outpaced, kept on to take 3rd before last

5
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets
  • Form 2413-7P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 118

led, ridden and headed before last, kept on

6
Silk - Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap
9/2
  • Form 3234/F-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 105

held up in touch, went 2nd from 5th, weakened before last

8
Silk - Black, yellow braces, sleeves and cap
50/1
  • Form 0/4-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0

held up in rear, reminders before 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off and pulled up

10
Silk - Red, Yellow star, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star
100/1
  • Form 85990/0
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 65

held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened

7
NR
  • Form 57P6
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

9
NR
50/1
  • Form P/35P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Man Of Leisure would have comfortably seen off these rivals at his peak but its getting on for two years since his last victory under Rules and he has disappointed in two recent starts in plating company. MASTERFUL ACT was smart on the Flat when with Alan McCabe and though he hasn't set the world alight in this code, the Huntingdon winner may just retain enough class to win this. Limpopo Tom appreciates fast ground and he would be a factor if the rain stays away. Quadriller obliged in a seller here over the minimum trip in 2013 and was not disgraced on a recent return at Newton Abbot. Earls Quarter hails from a yard that is always to be feared in this grade and a visor is tried for the first time.

Formwatch

Man Of Leisure 7-2fav (11-8) Behind, headway before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 19 1/2l behind What A Steel (11-0) at Hexham 2m 7f (4) gd in Jun.

Earls Quarter (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 7th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 7, 27 3/4l behind Shear Rock (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Jun.

Aughcarra (IRE) 9-2fav (10-1) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, weakened before next, soon pulled up, at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Aug.

Limpopo Tom (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Hit 4th, always behind, 5th of 7, 20l behind Red Seventy (10-2) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp (2) gd in Jul.

Masterful Act (USA) 7-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4th, lost place and ridden 9th, behind before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Quadriller (FR) 8-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway before 6th, jumped left and not fluent 3 out, every chance next, mistake last, no impression flat, 2nd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Archie Rice (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Mister Green (FR) 66-1 (8-7) Slowly away, held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 14 1/2l behind Water Dancer (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.

Weet In Nerja 100-1 (10-0) Prominent, took keen hold, led before 3rd, headed 5th, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 12, dist behind Auto Mac (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Defiant Dazzler (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, reminders after 4th, headway chasing leaders after 5th, weakened before next, 6th of 7, dist behind Jayo Time (10-12) at Worcester 2m (5) gd in Jul.

Sunny Bank 50-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, off the pace halfway, pushed along 7f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, dist behind Noor Al Haya (9-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) gf in Jul.