17:00 Stratford Thu 1 August 2019

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  • 2m 6f 7y, Good to Soft (Soft in Places)
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£3,509.002nd£1,030.003rd£515.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 34.1sOff time:17:01:42
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511-12OR: 100
28/1

Won Wincanton 2m5f h'cap in May off 3lb lower mark but beaten in sellers last two outings. Yard continue in good form but he needs to raise his game to score.

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2
511-10OR: 98
7/2

Came good at the seventh time of asking when showing a good attitude to lead close home at Ffos Las last time. Steps up 2f, seems to stay well so has every chance off 4lb higher mark.

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3
511-7OR: 95
33/1

Hasn't managed to win a race to date and has failed to progress in four starts so far over hurdles. Pulled up before 2 out at Southwell last time and has been dropped 5lb but needs to produce much more to score.

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4
711-3OR: 91
50/1

Won three point-to-points since March but has a 0-12 record under Rules. Pulled up at Newton Abbot on first start back last month and first-time visor suggests connections are looking for something to spark him into life.

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511-3OR: 91WS
11/10

Failed to score for a variety of handlers in 14 starts so far but makes debut for top jumps yard and has first-time tongue-tie applied. Has shown fair form on occasions and no surprise should he find his level here.

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6
611-0OR: 88
10/1

Showed improved form on handicap bow when second at Uttoxeter last time over nearly 3m. Raised 4lb but is potentially unexposed and could be getting his act together so worth a market check for any support.

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7
410-12OR: 89
33/1

Scrambled home in handicap over 2m at Plumpton in March but form has evaporated this summer and was pulled up last time out at Uttoxeter. Steps up 6f and has stamina to prove.

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8
610-12OR: 86
33/1

Very modest form all starts including two recent novice hurdles. Makes handicap debut off modest mark for in-form yard with fine jockey on board so not inconceivable she may do better this time. Market signals may provide some clues.

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9
510-11OR: 85
66/1

Three-figure odds last two starts in novice hurdles and showed little to set the pulse racing. Handicap bow here but needs to take a very big step forward to figure over this longer trip.

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10
610-10OR: 84
7/1

MIght not have got home over 3m last two starts, but ran fairly well when fourth penultimate start at Taunton. 6lb lower now, yard in decent form, and 2f drop in trip may help the cause. Each-way prospect.

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11
710-9OR: 83
50/1

Blinkers applied for the first time after two lack lustre events in handicaps of late. On that evidence appears to have plenty to find and is hard to enthuse over.

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12
610-8OR: 82
33/1

Moderate form but best effort came over C&D in April when distant third in novice hurdle. Has lost her way since and pulled up last two starts in handicaps and is hard to recommend on recent evidence.

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13
710-7OR: 81WS
20/1

22-race maiden who returns from wind surgery having struggled over C&D in June. Fair third previously over three miles at Ludlow and off 3lb lower mark is not out of it if op has done the trick.

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810-5OR: 79CD
10/1

Won Newton Abbot selling handicap hurdle penultimate start and ran well in non-seller there last time. 1lb lower now and knows how to win so not without a chance off bottom weight if able to eke out a little more improvement.

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Last Year's Winner

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His Dream511-713/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman

Betting

Forecast

Ulysses (11/10), North Star Oscar (7/2), Pottlereaghexpress (7/1), Show's Over (10/1), Nordenfelt (10/1), Racing Spirit (20/1), Harbour Force (28/1), Enforcement (33/1), Havana River (33/1), Viking Ruby (33/1), Speedy Gonzalez (33/1), Minnie Escape (50/1), Matts Legacy (50/1), Jessica Rabbit (66/1)

Verdict

North Star Oscar will be a popular choice after his win last time at Ffos Las and he should be bang there. Marginal preference is for NORDENFELT who may have more to offer off this mark after a pleasing run at Uttoxeter in June on handicap debut. Off a 4lb higher mark he should go well. Ulysses could improve now in the care of a top trainer who seems to always be in form, while Pottlereaghexpress is not out of it with the drop back in trip likely to help her cause.
  1. Nordenfelt
  2. North Star Oscar
  3. Ulysses

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