14:05 Stratford Thu 1 August 2019

  • Watch Racing TV Now Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 2m 3f 98y, Good to Soft (Soft in Places)
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£4,809.002nd£1,412.003rd£706.004th£353.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 43.5sOff time:14:07:26
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1
1011-12OR: 119BFCD
9/2

Represents last year's winning yard and won over C&D in May off 12lb lower mark. Scored at Fakenham over 2m in June but beaten last three starts although ran with credit on two of those occasions.

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2
511-11OR: 118
3/1

10-race maiden who only narrowly failed to make winning chasing bow at Ffos Las penultimate start before unseating early at Uttoxeter last time. Should stay and has claims if able to put in a clean round.

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3
811-10OR: 117CD
5/2

Won two novice hurdles including at this track and has shown enough in three starts over fences to suggest she can win a race or two in this sphere. Outpaced closing stages at Ffos Las over 2m last time so longer trip should suit.

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4
710-9OR: 102
50/1

Won 3m Southwell handicap hurdle for Caroline Bailey in May so no stamina issues. Makes debut for new connections but has looked ill at ease in most starts so far over fences. Better show not out of the question but needs to raise his game.

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5
810-6OR: 99
5/2

23-race maiden who looked certain winner over C&D last time when clear approaching last, only to empty rapidly on run-in and finish second. Big chance if ridden with a little more restraint off same mark.

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6
510-4OR: 97
10/1

Didn't show very much in five starts for Joseph O'Brien in Ireland and fell in Southwell handicap hurdle last time on third start for current yard. May do better over fences and market worth monitoring on chasing bow in weak race.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Comanche Chieftain611-124/1
T: N B KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson

Betting

Forecast

Alexander The Grey (5/2), Grageelagh Girl (5/2), Topofthecotswolds (3/1), Regulation (9/2), Write It Down (10/1), Reckless Behavior (50/1)

Verdict

There are questions marks hanging over all six runners in this novices handicap chase so a tentative choice is TOPOFTHECOTSWOLDS who has a big chance if repeating the form of his debut second on his penultimate start. Alexander The Grey looked like finally winning a race until blowing up dramatically here on the run-in last time. He deserves a win but is clearly very hard to catch right. Write It Down has shown little over timber, but his top yard could get more out of him over fences and he is respected on chasing bow. Top weight Regulation should be thereabouts too and may prove best of the rest.
  1. Topofthecotswolds
  2. Alexander The Grey
  3. Write It Down

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