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14:30 Stratford

Warwickshire Life Magazine Classic Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,300 added
  • Winner: £2,144
  • 2nd: £630
  • 3rd: £315
  • 4th: £157
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 3.50s
  • Off Time: 14:30:50
  • 9 Ran
3rd
Silk -
8/1

    2
    Silk - Dark blue, grey hoops and armlets, grey cap, dark blue star
    5/4
    • Form 83F94/6-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 123

    raced keenly, held up in last pair, headway on outside 3 out, led between last 2, driven clear last, ran on flat

    3
    Silk - Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap
    • Form 8/1357-P
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 130

    raced keenly, held up in last pair, headway when mistake 2 out, went 2nd and ridden before last, kept on same pace, no chance with winner flat

    4
    Silk - Yellow, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves
    • Form 05/7-249
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 88

    mid-division, driven and outpaced 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure before last, no impression

    5
    Silk - Emerald green and red check, white sleeves and cap

    Rigid

    38 D
    8/1
    • Form 397106-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 96

    raced keenly, mid-division, chased leaders 2 out, outpaced between last 2, stayed on to take 3rd last, no impression with front pair

    6
    Silk - White, Black disc, Black sleeves, White armlets
    200/1
    • Form 57748/5-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 78

    raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, lost place approaching 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off

    7
    Silk - Red, White cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green and Red check cap
    33/1
    • Form 75P-7
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 95

    led to 2nd, with leader, led again after 5th, headed after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off

    8
    Silk - Orange, Maroon sash
    6/1
    • Form 1544-96
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 86

    tracked leaders, led after 3 out, headed between last 2, headed between last 2, no extra, weakened before last

    9
    Silk - Gold, black diamond, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap
    28/1
    • Form 4R254-7
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 74

    with leader, led when hit 2nd, jinked right and headed aftre 5th, soon lost place, behind from 2 out

    11
    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow seams, White and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap, Yellow stars
    40/1
    • Form 457-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 74

    tracked leaders, hit 4th, not fluent next, outpaced 2 out, never on terms

    1
    NR

    Saute

    85 vt D
    • Form 1121P-4
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 126

    Nonrunner

    10
    NR
    • Form 4508-66
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 84

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Paul Nicholls runs very few in selling and claiming company but his record when doing so is excellent. Clearly PLENTY POCKET has failed to live up to expectations since joining the champion trainer from the Lellouche yard and his last three runs were extremely poor. However, he will be good enough if able to deliver anything close to his best and gets the vote before presumably moving on to pastures new. Saute is another that's shown little the last twice but will be a leading contender if delivering a fair level of his ability. Rigid's last three runs have all been on the level when not disgraced in modest company. He's capable over timber too and will be the one to take advantage if the front two fail to fire.

    Formwatch

    Forty Thirty (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Always in last pair, ridden and struggling 4 out, 6th of 8, 27l behind Teenage Kicks (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in May '11.

    Plenty Pocket (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Always behind, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Rajnagan (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun, 12 ran.

    Navajo Nation (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Took keen hold, tracked leader, lost place 4 out, ridden and weakened next, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Samtheman (10-4) at Worcester 2m sell hdl (5) sft.

    Rigid 16-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place approaching 3 out, no impression after, 6th of 15, 16l behind Don't Panic (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.

    Weet In Nerja 100-1 (10-5) In rear, blundered 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 5, well behind Baccalaureate (11-12) at Ludlow 2m sll hdl (5) gd in Nov.

    Basilica 100-1 (10-10) Always well in rear, never involved, tailed off, 7th of 11, 47l behind Battlecat (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in May.

    Kissing Clara (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3 out, no extra 2 out, 6th of 12, 20l behind Canadian Diamond (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.

    Abbi Jicaro 17-2 (10-7) Took keen hold, always in rear, tailed off when went left 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Billy Blade (9-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.

    Plug In Baby 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, lost place next, tailed off, 7th of 8, 43l behind Saqil (10-9) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Nov.

    Saute 8-1 (11-0) Disputed 2nd, not fluent 3rd, mistake 5th, lost place after next, weakened before 3 out (usual 4 out), tailed off when left remote 4th 2 out, 4th of 5, well behind Eastlake (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chase (5) sft in May.

    Fairy Trader (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) In touch, hampered 1st, weakening and beaten when mistake 2 out, 6th of 11, 20l behind Beattie Green (10-10) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.