16:05 Stratford Tue 19 June 2018

  • Bet At racinguk.com Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 2m 4f 205y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£5,588.002nd£1,641.003rd£820.004th£410.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:
Order?
Cloth numberOddsHorse A-Z

Weighed In

Winning time:5m 9.3sOff time:16:05:21
1
812-0OR: 107
13/2
Former Nicky Henderson inmate who's form tailed off when last seen in the autumn. Isn't on a bad mark based on old form but may well need this run giving weight away all around here.
Watch last raceLast run
2
611-12OR: 105
33/1
Two pretty lifeless efforts so far over hurdles in handicaps. Mark is falling and goes chasing off a realistic mark with blinkers added for the first time. Needs a rapid upturn in form all the same.
Watch last raceLast run
3
511-12OR: 105
14/1
Well beaten in three starts over hurdles so far but had shown promise in a point-to-point prior to that so no great surprise to see him back over fences for handicap debut. Needs to do much more all the same.
Watch last raceLast run
4
711-11OR: 104
22/1
Point-to-point winner who's been well beaten in three starts over hurdles so far. Chances are his future very much lies over fences so no surprise to see him straight into this on handicap debut. Step back up in trip should help and better expected
Watch last raceLast run
6
711-3OR: 96
33/1
Hasn't shown a great deal over the last year or so over hurdles. Well beaten at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good) on latest start. Dropped another 4lbs for chasing debut but needs to do much more to be involved.
Watch last raceLast run
7
810-10OR: 89D
7/4
Showed the benefit of a break and a wind operation by winning his last two over hurdles and fences last time. Just 6lb higher here and the hat-trick is a distinct possibility having not been with this yard all that long and they took this last year.
Watch last raceLast run
8
910-7OR: 86
3/1
Not unbacked to get off the mark at Uttoxeter in a conditional event over hurdles last month. 6lb higher here back over fences but needs to show he can build on that last start having been disappointing in this sphere previously.
Watch last raceLast run
9
510-5OR: 84WS
16/1
German import who has shown nothing to date in three starts over hurdles. Has had another wind operation since his last run and makes chasing/handicap debut with a tongue-tie added. Lowly mark and market check is very much needed.
Watch last raceLast run
10
810-2OR: 81
25/1
Former point-to-pointer who returned from a long absence with a modest display over 2m4f at Worcester last month. took a step backwards when dropped in trip last time at the same venue. Back up in trip here but others are readily preferred.
Watch last raceLast run
11
610-0OR: 76
8/1
0/12 over hurdles and very little to get excited about. Mark is on the slide but would need the switch to fences to spark into life to be involved and hard to enthuse at present.
Watch last raceLast run
12
710-0OR: 70
33/1
Now 0/7 under rules including over fences the last twice. Pulled up over 3m at Bangor latest and chance this drop in trip may suit. Needs to improve all the same but hints that there is some ability there.
Watch last raceLast run

Non-Runners

5
Viva Rafa37
811-9OR: 102
T: R T PhillipsJ: Thomas Bellamy

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Speed Demon811-53/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton

Betting

Forecast

Just A Feeling (7/4), Isle Road (3/1), Viva Rafa (5/1), River Of Intrigue (13/2), Scrumpy Boy (8/1), Little Allstar (14/1), Diplomatico (16/1), Athreeothree (22/1), Rule The Ocean (25/1), Admiral Kid (33/1), Great Lover (33/1), Free Return (33/1)

Verdict

A race that you could have several stabs at and not find the winner with several making their chase or handicap debut. Just A Feeling has won her last two and has sound claims of completing the hat-trick for a yard that won this race last year. Isle Road bolted up over hurdles last time and will be a player for sure if he can convert that form over fences. Diplomatico goes chasing off a lowly mark having had wind surgery and would be of major interest should any market support arrive. Slight preference is for VIVA RAFA who has shown improved form of late and may well have won last time but for falling two out.
  1. Viva Rafa
  2. Just A Feeling
  3. Diplomatico

Video Replay

Most Followed

Alpha Centauri

F: 1125-01

T: Mrs J Harrington

First Eleven

F: 962-21

T: J H M Gosden

Calyx

F: 1

T: J H M Gosden

Agrotera

F: 6-21

T: Ed Walker

Without Parole

F: 1-11

T: J H M Gosden

Most Followed

Alpha Centauri

F: 1125-01

T: Mrs J Harrington

First Eleven

F: 962-21

T: J H M Gosden

Calyx

F: 1

T: J H M Gosden

Agrotera

F: 6-21

T: Ed Walker

Without Parole

F: 1-11

T: J H M Gosden

Next Race Off
10:00 Bangalore
2
(3)
Indian Pharaoh
J: Neeraj Rawal
5
(2)
Most Welcome
J: P Trevor
3
(7)
Supernormal
J: A Sandesh
4
(5)
Tiger Returns
J: S John
8
(6)
Show Girl
J: Yash Narredu
1
(1)
Fierce Fighter
J: C S Jodha
6
(8)
Natalie
J: T S Jodha
7
(4)
Prime Star
J: Bhawani Singh

Racing Tips

Simon Holt has selected his best bets for the action at Royal Ascot

Simon Holt: Row in with Warrior

Simon Holt expects more Australian glory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot today. Check out his full preview.

Ben Linfoot has big-priced selections for the action at Royal Ascot

Value Bet: Back this City

Ben Linfoot has had a great week at Royal Ascot after 12/1, 16/1 and 18/1 winners and he bids to finish the meeting on a high on Saturday including in the Wokingham.

The Tin Man and jockey Tom Queally

Saturday's racing preview

Crystal Ocean and The Tin Man are Chris Wilson's two best bets for the final day of Royal Ascot - and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.