Today's racecards

Folkestone

  • 14:40 40 Live Football Markets At totesport.com Maiden Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £2,398 2nd £699 3rd £350
  • Going: Soft (Chase; Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.64s
  • Off time: 14:40:11
14:40 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Native Gallery (IRE) 10/11
2nd Swift Lord (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P42P-77 Purple, Yellow sleeves Ballinhassig (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 11-0 Mrs S Wall Mr T J Cannon (7) 100/1101.00
2 0/P8-0 Emerald Green, White Cross of Lorraine, quartered cap Big Bertie (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 11-0 Miss A M Newton-Smith A Thornton 40/141.00
3 511-42 Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue and Light Blue striped sleeves, quartered cap Native Gallery (IRE) 78
Nag me
6 11-0 B De Haan D A Jacob 10/111.91
4 3-07883 Pink, Purple hooped sleeves and cap No More Prisoners (IRE) 75
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11 11-0 pt L Corcoran Miss L Horner (5) 93 17/29.50
5 F/53613- White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Swift Lord (IRE) 356
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6 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 7/42.75
6 U2-34P7 Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Karingabay Queen 74
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6 10-7 b K Tork Mr B J Poste (7) 66/167.00
7 PP2F1/ Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Pipes A'Calling 1402
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10 10-7 Mrs S J Humphrey Charlie Huxley (3) 33/134.00

Verdict

Successful twice between the flags, NATIVE GALLERY did well to run Jetnova to a length on only his second start over hurdles. The winner franked the form next time but Ben De Haan's charge was always going to be put over fences sooner rather than later and looks to have found a good opportunity to open his account here. Swift Lord won a Downpatrick bumper for Paul Cashman last season and was a fair third on his debut over hurdles at Ludlow. But that run was almost a year ago so it remains to be seen if he's fully wound-up for this, while the remainder have little to recommend them.