Today's racecards

Folkestone

  • 16:10 Claydon Horse Exercisers Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £2,386 2nd £705 3rd £352
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.48s
  • Off time: 16:10:26
16:10 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dove Cottage (IRE) 5/1
2nd Iron Condor 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 25/4516- Red, White triple diamond, White and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Iron Condor 125
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 J M P Eustace L Morris 74 7/24.50
2 (2) 128338- EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Bussa 106
Nag me
4 9-2 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 70 16/117.00
3 (1) 824539- Sky Blue, Scarlet quartered cap Swift Blade (IRE) 171
Nag me
4 9-0 Lady Herries J P Spencer 68 3/14.00
4 (6) 2-13216 Purple, light blue spots on sleeves Shirataki (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 P W Hiatt C Catlin 67 11/26.50
5 (7) 70-3617 Dark Green and Light Green diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Sumani (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 S Dow Hayley Turner 62 3/14.00
7 (3) 306227- Dark Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Dove Cottage (IRE) 188
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 8-7 W S Kittow D Sweeney (ex1) 57 5/16.00
Non runners
6 (5)135413-Royal Defence (IRE)68-8M QuinnWilliam Carson61

Verdict

Sumani beat Shirataki at Kempton in February before the latter caught his rivals napping and pinched a race at the same track last month. Both have turned in poor runs since, however, while the likes of Royal Defence and Dove Cottage produced their best efforts in lesser company last year and will find this tougher. Iron Condor looks high enough in the weights on his return to the Flat and a chance is taken on SWIFT BLADE. He's yet to win but Lady Herries' charge showed with placed efforts over shorter trips at Newbury and Salisbury last season that he's up to winning at this level and today's extra distance may also bring about improvement.