Today's racecards

Folkestone

  • 17:15 Countrystyle Plasterboard Disposal Handicap1m 1f 149y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.07s
  • Off time: 17:15:25
17:15 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Understory (USA) 3/1
2nd Buona Sarah (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 4383-74 Emerald Green, Yellow sash and sleeves, quartered cap Barliffey (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-0 D J Coakley T P Queally 70 11/43.75
2 (5) 503396 Flame, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap Goose Green (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 R J Hodges T Block 62 16/117.00
3 (1) 3-22346 MAROON, white spots, white cap, maroon spots Lago Indiano (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-6 Mrs A J Perrett S Drowne 74 15/28.50
4 (4) 341437 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Understory (USA) 14
Nag me
3 9-4 M Johnston E Ahern 72 3/14.00
5 (2) 416233 Black, Royal Blue stars on sleeves Buona Sarah (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-9 J R Boyle N Mackay 63 3/14.00
6 (3) 406-254 Pink, Light Blue star, Pink sleeves, Light Blue stars, Pink cap, Light Blue star One Cool Poppy (IRE) 24
Nag me
3 8-0 t1 H J L Dunlop L Morris 54 4/15.00

Verdict

Goose Green would be interesting here if returning to the sort of form that brought him two wins in succession on fast ground over this trip, while Lago Indiano is a decent yardstick who finds winning difficult and in a tricky race to call we will side with UNDERSTORY to beat Buona Sarah. The Mark Johnston-trained pick won a Wolverhampton maiden in March and was enjoying a reasonably good spring until the wheels came off in a competitive handicap at Goodwood. This looks easier and with the ground to suit we will chance him to come right again. Buona Sarah has one of those consistent yet vulnerable profiles. She has made the frame on each of her last three starts and could make this into a real test, though she will probably find at least one too good. One Cool Poppy will appreciate a 2lb drop since her last run and the tongue strap might also help her, so a market check is advised, but Understory gets the vote.