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14:10 Stratford

Nigel Reeve 50th Birthday Celebration Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 148y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 50.70s
  • Off Time: 14:10:06
  • 9 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1
Silk - WHITE, RED stars, RED and WHITE chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 0-P02P5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 131

tracked leader on inside, not fluent 5th, led next, headed after 2 out, weakened before last

2
Silk - Yellow, large Royal Blue spots and armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars
9/2
  • Form 532-241
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 115

mid-division, headway after 5th, led after 2 out, 3 lengths clear last, idled flat, held on

3
Silk - Black and white stripes, dark green and white striped sleeves
7/4
  • Form 123F4-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 118

held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, headway after 6th, went 2nd after 2 out, 3 lengths down last, plugged on, just held

4
Silk - Black, light green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 453-323
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 107

tracked leaders, nudged along in close 5th when slipped up on bend before 3 out

5
Silk - Red and Brown (quartered), Red sleeves, Brown armlets, White cap
10/1
  • Form 62-44P5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

tracked leader, challenged 4th, led next, headed 6th, weakened after 2 out, took 3rd before last

6
Silk - Maroon, Dark Green chevrons, armlets and star on cap
100/1
  • Form 4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

jumped right, in rear, behind 6th, soon pulled up

7
Silk - Royal blue, orange cross of lorraine, striped sleeves

Petrify

23
33/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up in rear, took keen hold, mistake 6th, well behind next

8
Silk - Royal Blue, White sash, Red cap
66/1
  • Form 7/P1086
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-5

led until 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out

9
Silk - Light Blue, Brown hoops, Light Blue sleeves, Brown cap
14/1
  • Form 434P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 100

held up, headway 3rd, lost place after 5th, hampered and pulled up before 3 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Tijori never threatened when favourite for a seller at Worcester last time but still finished well ahead of Maxximus and looks a better bet than stable companion and hurdling newcomer Petrify. A Little Bit Dusty won at Southwell in August and has been in action on the Flat since. Flash Crash and Russian Link would both have each-way claims at the weights while Knight's Parade would take all the beating if back to his best, though he's become very disappointing. BARTON ROSE was successful when last appearing in this grade in March. She'll appreciate today's softer ground and looks the one to be on.

Formwatch

Knight's Parade (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Always in rear, bad mistake 4th, mistake 6th, soon behind, jumped left and pushed along 8th, ridden and mistake 11th, weakened, tailed off, last of 5, dist behind Don Vincenzo (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f gd in Oct.

A Little Bit Dusty 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind San Quentin (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.

Barton Rose 4-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, driven to chase front pair next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 6, 6 1/4l behind Presenting Lisa (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Tijori (IRE) 9-4fav (10-10) Held up in touch, not fluent 1st, hampered next, ridden in 3rd before 3 out, mistake 2 out, unable to get on terms, weakened flat, 3rd of 5, 13 1/4l behind Church Field (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f (5) gd in Oct.

Flash Crash 14-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in rear, not fluent 7th, soon ridden, well beaten after next, 5th of 6, dist behind Net Work Rouge (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn (5) gd in Oct.

Maxximus (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, hampered 2nd, outpaced after 4 out, weakened before next, 4th of 5, dist behind Church Field (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f (5) gd in Oct.

Petrify 8-1 (9-1) Started slowly, always behind, 11th of 12, 36 3/4l behind Megalala (9-3) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) sft in Oct.

Desroches (GER) 50-1 (10-12) Led to 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Welcometothejungle (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f (4) gd in Aug.

Russian Link 8-1 (11-11) Held up, reminders 3rd and soon in rear, behind when pulled up before 4 out, at Fakenham 2m hcp (4) sft in Dec.