15:55 Nottingham

Wednesday 28 September 2022

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    Fairfax Saddles Grassroots Series Stayers' Final Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 2  |   1m 6f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:55  |   Winning time: 3m 3.18s
1
(1)
Horse silk
Grand Scheme32
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-12| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon| OR:  85| CD
15/2
C&D winner. 2 wins from 5 runs this year. Latest win at Newbury in May. Fourth of 7 in handicap at Goodwood (14f, good, 15/2) 32 days ago, nearest finish. Considered.
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2
(13)
Horse silk
Mukha Magicb,t12
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-7| J: P J McDonald| T: Miss Gay Kelleway| OR:  80| CD
14/1
C&D winner. 5 wins from 13 runs this year. Latest win at Chelmsford City in August. Creditable fifth of 9 in handicap (7/1) at Kempton (16f) 12 days ago. Likeable type who goes well here.
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3
(9)
Horse silk
Alpine Strollb4
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Connor Planas(7)| T: E De Giles| OR:  78| CD
13/2
C&D winner. Latest win here in August. 25/1, thirteenth of 15 in handicap at Chester (18.6f, good to soft) 4 days ago. Back down in trip and grade, now.
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4
(6)
Horse silk
Blistering Barney13
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-4| J: Rob Hornby| T: C N Kellett| OR:  77| CD
12/1
C&D winner. Latest win at Carlisle in August. Eighth of 10 in handicap at Pontefract (12f, good, 11/1) 13 days ago, likely to have gone close with a clear run. Remains of interest.
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5
(16)
Horse silk
Arabescato12
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3| J: David Egan| T: J Butler| OR:  76
11/1
17/2, good third of 9 in handicap at Kempton (16f) 12 days ago. Could make his presence felt if they go a strong pace.
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6
(14)
Horse silk
Phoenix Aquilus12
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-0| J: P Cosgrave| T: S Durack| OR:  73| D
10/1
Latest win at Southwell in April. 12/1, creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Kempton (16f) 12 days ago. Not dismissed.
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7
(10)
Horse silk
Amazing Redp13
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-0| J: O J Orr| T: E A L Dunlop| OR:  73| D
33/1
Hooded for 1st time, respectable fifth of 10 in handicap (40/1) at Chelmsford City (14f) 13 days ago, slowly away. Going through the motions at present.
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8
(15)
Horse silk
Saint Riquierp74
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-11| J: C Lee| T: Ian Williams| OR:  70| BF
6/1
Fairly useful winner at 19f over hurdles. 8/1, tenth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (22.1f, good) 74 days ago. Cheekpieces back on. Lightly raced on the Flat for this stable and looks dangerous to dismiss.
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9
(17)
Horse silk
Melakaz26
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-11| J: Harry Davies(3)| T: R Stephens| OR:  70
9/2
3 wins from 4 runs this year. Good second of 5 in handicap (9/1) at Haydock (14f, firm) 26 days ago, needing stronger gallop. Enters calculations.
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10
(3)
Horse silk
Ernestot,v33
Age: 7|  Weight: 8-11| J: T E Whelan| T: Ian Williams| OR:  70| D
50/1
Eighteen runs since last win in 2019. 14/1, eighth of 11 in handicap at Ffos Las (16f, good) 33 days ago. Something to prove.
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11
(5)
Horse silk
Lawmans Blis54
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-8| J: Stefano Cherchi(3)| T: Alex French| OR:  67
18/1
Winner at Thirsk in April. 11/1, below form fifth of 9 in handicap at Musselburgh (12.5f, good) 54 days ago. Others more persuasive.
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12
(11)
Horse silk
Nietzsche11
Age: 9|  Weight: 8-6| J: A J Farragher(5)| T: B Ellison| OR:  65| C
12/1
Course winner. Improved on recent efforts to win 9-runner handicap at Catterick (12.1f, good to soft, 6/1) 11 days ago. Remains well treated on old form and should go well again.
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13
(7)
Horse silk
Vaynor26
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-4| J: Hayley Turner| T: C Hills| OR:  71| D
14/1
Latest win at Newmarket in June. 9/2, fourth of 5 in handicap at Haydock (14f, firm) 26 days ago, well positioned. Not discounted.
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14
(8)
Horse silk
Mount Olympusp144
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-4| J: Georgia Dobie(3)| T: Eve Johnson Houghton| OR:  63| CD
50/1
C&D winner. Well-beaten eighth of 9 to Grand Scheme in handicap (22/1) at this C&D (good). Off 144 days. Up against it.
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15
(12)
Horse silk
Cherry Cola10
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-4| J: Rose Dawes(7)| T: Miss S West| OR:  63| CD
13/2
C&D winner. Good second of 11 in handicap hurdle (14/1) at Plumpton (20.5f, good to firm) 10 days ago. Fair on the Flat, and returns to this sphere on a feasible mark
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17
(4)
Horse silk
Overhaugh Street13
Age: 9|  Weight: 8-2| J: Aidan Keeley(5)| T: E De Giles| OR:  59
50/1
Latest win at Pontefract in June. Respectable seventh of 13 in handicap (16/1) at Pontefract (17.1f, good) 13 days ago. Others make more appeal.
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Non-Runners

16
(2)
Horse silk
Idilico1
Weight: 8-3|  Age: 7
T: Mrs Dianne Sayer  J: J P Sullivan
NR

Forecasts

Melakaz (9/2), Saint Riquier (6/1), Alpine Stroll (13/2), Cherry Cola (13/2), Grand Scheme (15/2), Phoenix Aquilus (10/1), Idilico (10/1), Arabescato (11/1), Blistering Barney (12/1), Nietzsche (12/1), Vaynor (14/1), Mukha Magic (14/1), Lawmans Blis (18/1), Amazing Red (33/1), Mount Olympus (50/1), Overhaugh Street (50/1), Ernesto (50/1)

Verdict

NIETZSCHE is still well treated following a 4-lb rise for his Catterick success and he's worth a chance to follow up with a promising apprentice rider taking over. Melakaz is in terrific form and should give another good account, while Blistering Barney remains one to view positively having had no luck in running at Pontefract recently.

Previous Winners

2021
Idilico
Weight: 8-4  |Age: 6
25/1

Prize Money

1st: £15,462.002nd: £7,251.003rd: £3,627.004th: £1,812.005th: £906.006th: £453.00

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