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13:00 Stratford

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Of Commerce Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 148y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,892 added
  • Winner: £3,509
  • 2nd: £1,030
  • 3rd: £515
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 35.10s
  • Off Time: 13:00:14
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
  • Form 43-1383
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 102
  • Trainer T R George
  • Jockey J J Burke

chased leaders, not fluent 3 out or 2 out, soon weakened

2
Silk - Red, emerald green hoop, white sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 3596-16
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100
  • Trainer F O'Brien
  • Jockey P J Brennan

set good gallop, not fluent 6th, headed before 3 out, soon led again, headed after 2 out, weakened before last

3
Silk - Dark blue, pink star, dark blue sleeves, pink spots, dark blue cap, pink stars
28/1
  • Form 3664-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 98
  • Trainer A M Hales
  • Jockey Harry Bannister

in rear, pushed along and behind 4th, not fluent 6th, headway 3 out, weakened after next

4
Silk - White, emerald green sleeves, orange armlets and diamonds on emerald green cap
3/1
  • Form 226B7-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 93
  • Trainer Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey R Johnson

mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, ridden after next, stayed on same pace approaching last

5
Silk - Grey, White seams, Grey sleeves and cap
6/1
  • Form 575330/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 88
  • Trainer D J Jeffreys
  • Jockey Thomas Bellamy

chased leader, not much room 1st, mistake 6th, led before 3 out, soon headed, led again after 3 out, went clear home bend, reduced lead towards finish but didn\'t really look like being caught

6
Silk - Light blue and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, light blue spots, light blue and dark blue hooped cap

Caracas

9 p
8/1
  • Form 7357
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 81
  • Trainer Kevin Frost
  • Jockey B S Hughes

in rear, slow and reminder 1st, slow next, behind 4th, tailed off 3 out

7
Silk - Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star
  • Form P7P/P0P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 78
  • Trainer Dave Roberts
  • Jockey Lee Edwards

held up in rear, headway 3 out, mistake last, went 2nd and edged left, closed on winner but no impression

8
Silk - Cherry, eau de nil hoop and sleeves, cherry and white quartered cap
80/1
  • Form 493-5P0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 75
  • Trainer T R Gretton
  • Jockey David Noonan

jumped right, tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened

9
Silk - White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 5U44-09
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer Olly Murphy
  • Jockey Aidan Coleman

towards rear, mistake 5th, well behind 3 out

10
Silk - Black, yellow hoop, black sleeves, yellow stars
  • Form P777-74
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 66
  • Trainer Alexandra Dunn
  • Jockey Adam Wedge

chased leaders, went 2nd after 2 out, not fluent last, 3rd and stayed on same pace flat

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Second here and at Chepstow last autumn, HEAD LAD has disappointed since but he’s slipped down the weights and the booking of the champion catches the eye for Jonjo O’Neill’s charge. Blue N Yellow has placed twice over longer trips since scoring at Exeter in May but seems stuck on his current mark. The fact that Caracas is 0-26 in career starts if off-putting but he stayed 1m6f on the all-weather so this sort of trip should suit. He’s not the most resolute but has shown some ability over timber. Kiruna Peak is still 5lb higher than when scoring over 2m at Huntingdon in May.

Formwatch

Blue N Yellow (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, headway 7th, 3rd from 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Do You Know What (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Jul.

Kiruna Peak (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Mid-division, lost place when ridden 3f out, soon behind, no danger after, 7th of 9, 10l behind Princess Way (9-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp fll (5) gf in Aug.

Emily Webb 16-1 (10-2) Close up, jinked right soon after 4 out and nearly unseated rider, dropped to rear, hit next and soon weakened, last of 5, 27 1/4l behind Inessa (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.

Head Lad (FR) 11-2 (11-10) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 6th, outpaced and hanging left 3 out, well beaten from next, 5th of 10, 18 3/4l behind Camlad Kingfisher (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Petrucci (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Towards rear, outpaced before 2 out, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 23 1/2l behind Oskar Denarius (11-1) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Caracas 8-1 (9-7) In touch, driven to chase leaders 3f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 5 1/4l behind Steel Helmet (9-9) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in Aug.

Sackfullofdreams (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Always behind, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Oenophile (GER) 40-1 (10-2) Behind, ridden 4 out, soon beaten, 16th of 18, dist behind Dariya (11-6) at Worcester 2m hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Robin De Broome (IRE) 5-2 (10-0) Reminders and struggling after 3 out, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 36l behind Stubborn Logic (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Chasing Headlights (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, bumped 4th, ridden after 3 out, no extra next, 4th of 12, 26 1/4l behind Lapford Lad (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.