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13:40 Stratford

Duralock Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 125y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 32.40s
  • Off Time: 13:40:26
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, Red triple diamond, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond
8/1
  • Form V4-7715
  • Age 12
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 112

jumped well, prominent, led 2nd, clear flat, stayed on well

2
Silk - Black, white star, red sleeves, black stars, black cap, red star
9/2
  • Form 7-41114
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 112

led until 2nd, prominent, blundered badly and lost 2nd 4 out, weakened from 2 out

3
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 0-76816
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110

in rear, stumbled 1st, mistake 4th, not fluent and struggling next, behind 7th, well tailed off 13th, soon pulled up

4
Silk - Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star
  • Form 52523-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110

held up in rear, headway before 9th, 2nd from 4 out, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace

5
Silk - Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots
  • Form P2/PP-22
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 108

prominent, not fluent 4 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened next

6
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap

Jonagold

24 t
9/1
  • Form 75-2224
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 103

in touch, mistakes, lost ground on leaders after 5th, closed before 9th, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened

7
Silk - Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap

Kilcascan

21 p DCD
25/1
  • Form 13945-6
  • Age 13
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 85

tracked leaders, lost place after 3rd, struggling 9th, tailed off 13th

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Fort Gabriel’s winning run came to an end at Uttoxeter last month and he may be in the handicapper’s grip now. Irish raider Scripturient could be interesting but 2m6 around here looks too sharp for Strumble Head. Florida Calling has been threatening but is not the most consistent so WADE HARPER is preferred. Though still a maiden over fences, he probably came up against a decent recruit last time at Uttoxeter and has dropped to a fair mark.

Formwatch

Strumble Head (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden approaching 3 out, soon one pace and beaten, modest 5th 2 out, 5th of 12, 10l behind Washed Ashore (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gd in Aug.

Fort Gabriel (FR) 5-2jfav (11-5) Led, not fluent 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 19 1/2l behind Kinari (11-6) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (4) sft in Jul.

Scripturient (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Led or disputed lead, pushed along and headed 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 8, 27 1/4l behind Tiliver (11-7) at Sligo 2m 5f Yielding - Soft in Aug.

Wade Harper (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Held up in 4th, closer 12th, 3rd going well 14th, disputing 2nd 3 out, chance 2 out, outright 2nd approaching the last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Sebastian Beach (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp (4) gs in Jul.

Florida Calling (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Led, headed 9th, led again 11th, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Urtheoneiwant (11-5) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Jonagold 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, bumped 2nd, weakened before 2 out, soon lost 3rd, 4th of 8, 26 1/2l behind Jack Snipe (11-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jul.

Kilcascan 9-1 (11-2) Led until 8th, tracked leader until bumped 13th, soon lost place, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind The Trigger (11-9) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.