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16:45 Stratford

Paula Rosa Kitchens' Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 42.70s
  • Off Time: 16:46:15
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
8/11

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Light green, yellow stars
    15/8
    • Form 210311
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 118

    made all, ridden after 2 out, driven out

    2
    Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue hoop
    14/1
    • Form 41
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4

    held up, headway when hit 3 out, went 3rd and ridden, no impression after 3 out, hit 2 out

    3
    Silk - Dark blue, pink hoop, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets, pink cap

    Jamaaron

    10 BFCD
    18/1
    • Form 63351P
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 105

    held up, headway approaching 5th, weakened after 3 out

    4
    Silk - Mauve, White sash, Red cap

    La Dolfina

    30 D
    8/11
    • Form 60-1311
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 115

    raced keenly, held up, headway 6th, chased winner 3 out, hung left and challenging when hit last, continued to hang left and not quicken flat

    5
    Silk - BROWN, YELLOW sleeves and cap
    200/1
    • Form F-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    held up, jumped slowly 5th, lost touch 6th, mistake last, tailed off

    6
    Silk - Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap
    200/1
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12

    always in last, hit 2nd, lost touch 5th, tailed off

    7
    Silk - Dark Green, Yellow braces and armlets, quartered cap
    200/1
    • Form RR
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    took keen hold, chased winner from approaching 3rd until 3 out, soon weakened

    8
    Silk - Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap
    33/1
    • Form 564714
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 90

    chased winner until approaching 3rd, remained prominent, ridden approaching 6th, weakened 3 out

    In depth

    Verdict

    La Dolfina can carry on her winning ways at the expense of Ellerslie Tom and The Bonus King. The selection has won three form four this summer and has as a consequence risen in the weights. But each time she comes back for more and looks relentless in her attitude. She is six pounds higher now for her win at Bangor last time out but has found a nice little race to follow up on that success. Ellerslie will pose as the biggest danger and is bidding for his hat-trick after wins at Bangor and Newton Abbot. He is in great form but will find things tougher now off an eight pound higher mark. The Bonus King is an unexposed horse with only two runs to date over hurdles. He did get his head in front at Southwell last time out and can only improve from that. He is rated around the sixty mark on the flat and has to be noted in the betting today. But for the winner we return to La Dolfina to continue her winning ways.

    Formwatch

    Ellerslie Tom 4-6fav (11-7) Made all, mistake 2nd, quickened 5th, ridden 2 out, kept on, won at N Abbot 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf beating Raffish (10-10) by a distance, 3 ran.

    The Bonus King 15-8 (10-12) Held up, smooth headway approaching 3 out, led approaching 2 out, clear when stumbled last, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd beating Harloes Coffee (10-12) by 13l, 7 ran.

    Jamaaron 13-8fav (11-4) Tracked leader and keen, led after 2nd, left rein broke and pulled up at the 4th in race won by The Bonus King (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd, 7 ran.

    La Dolfina 4-11fav (11-2) Tracked leader, closer order 5th, led 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf in Jul beating Whistle Blowing (10-7) by 14l, 4 ran.

    City General (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) fell in race won by Sarena Special (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov sll hdl (G) gd in May '05, 10 ran.

    Colemanstown 33-1 (10-12) Hit 4th, always behind, last of 14, well behind Sakenos (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf.

    Yashin (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led until ran out in race won by Jazz Scene (10-7) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in Jul, 10 ran.

    Pips Assertive Way 1-1 (11-0) last of 4, 9l behind Groomsman (10-13) at Jersey 2m 4f hcp hdl gd.