Today's racecards

Folkestone

  • 14:50 Early Bird Handicap5f

  • Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.65s
  • Off time: 14:50:53
14:50 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord of The Reins (IRE) 11/2
2nd The Strig 5/4
3rd Cloth Ears 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 731100 White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Lord of The Reins (IRE) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 P J O'gorman K T O'Neill (3) 60 11/26.50
2 (7) 907-050 Light green, red disc, red cap The Strig 94
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 t S C Williams R Clark (3) 59 5/42.25
3 (2) 373420 Light Blue and Mauve (quartered), White sleeves and cap Bateleur 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-4 M R Channon C Catlin 57 10/111.00
4 (6) 68527-6 White, light green hoop Know No Fear 260
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 A J Lidderdale Katia Scallan (7) 52 13/27.50
5 (1) 46365U Grey, mauve hoop, grey sleeves, orange armlets, mauve cap Chester Deelyte (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 p Mrs L Williamson L Morris 50 14/115.00
6 (4) 548593 Pink, red stars, pink cap, red star Cloth Ears 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 be P S McEntee Adam Beschizza (3) 49 6/17.00
7 (5) 578082 Emerald Green, White hoop, striped sleeves, Black cap Avonvalley 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 Peter Grayson R Fitzpatrick 48 17/29.50
8 (3) 96908 Dark blue, beige hoop, hooped sleeves Bird Dog 63
Nag me
5 8-7 v P S McEntee Danny Brock (7) 45 125/1126.00

Verdict

This bunch don't inspire much confidence though Bateleur should do better back over the minimum trip and Chester Deelyte has claims on July's third at Redcar. Cloth Ears' only win came on the all-weather, but she showed a bit more in soft ground at Brighton last time having slipped down the weights, and the same comment applies to AVONVALLEY. She's now 14lb lower than when last winning in November and her recent second at Nottingham suggests she's ready to strike once again. Lord Of The Reins does his winning on the Polytrack nowadays along with Know No Fear, although both can race off lower marks back on the turf.