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Thu, 23rd Aug 2012
Read Racing Plus On Saturday Handicap Chase, 2m 1f 110y
5 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £5000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Knockavilla (IRE) (22J)
9 b g Saddlers' Hall (IRE) - Native Singer (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
P78-443 Mr John Wade


Mr John Dawson (7)
J Wade

He has won a hurdle race, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on good to firm and good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 4 behind Red Kingdom beaten 21l at 3-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Perth over 2m 4f (soft) earlier this month.

2 Kayfton Pete (GB) (25J)
6 b g Kayf Tara - Jonchee (FR) (Le Thuit Signol (FR))
14-6279 The Yes No Wait Sorries
Tongue strap


Nick Scholfield
M Scudamore

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Giant O Murchu when 9th of 13 on his chase debut at Stratford over 2m 1f (good to firm) last month.

3 Saddlers Deal (IRE) (20J)
7 b g Saddlers' Hall (IRE) - Native Deal (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
57-65F3 Straightline Construction Ltd


D F O'Regan
C Grant

Successful in two chases at 2m on good and good to soft ground. Third of 8 behind Tout Regulier beaten 3 1/2l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Bangor over 2m 1f (good) earlier this month.

4 Soul Magic (IRE) (31J)
10 b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Indian Legend (IRE) (Phardante (FR))
2535-64 H G Racing


Gary Rutherford (5)
Mrs H O Graham

He has won four chases at 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 8l behind Pete when fourth of 9 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

5 Pumboo (FR) (377F, 31J)
9 gr g Dadarissime (FR) - Contessina (FR) (Mistigri)
712P-25 Jamie Latham & Gemma Walton


Brian Harding
James Moffatt

A winner of a chase at 2m on good to firm ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Pete when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.

Race Verdict

SADDLERS DEAL is competitively weighted at present as he scored off this mark over a similar trip at Southwell last year. His recent Bangor third served notice that a return to winning ways was imminent and he's thus taken to get the better of last year's winner Soul Magic, who remains 7lb above his last winning mark, and Pumboo, a fair second over track and trip on his penultimate outing.

Selection: Saddlers Deal        Danger: Soul Magic        Alternative: Pumboo
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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