Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 13:40 Stratford-On-Avon Racecourse Racing Excellence 'Hands And Heels' Selling Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.80s
  • Off time: 13:40:58
13:40 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dune Shine 5/2
2nd Trendelenburg (IRE) 3/1
3rd Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24-2232 Emerald green, scarlet hooped sleeves and cap American Art (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 b D Pipe Tom Bellamy 117 5/16.00
2 02330U Dark Blue, Yellow diamond, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue diabolo,yellow cap, Dark Blue star Trendelenburg (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 bt G Elliott Mr O J Murphy (3) 130 3/14.00
3 1-3PP0P Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Quiet Whisper (IRE) 50
Nag me
6 11-10 p K C Bailey Mr J Sherwood (3) 105 16/117.00
4 3298UP- Royal blue, white braces, halved sleeves Dune Shine 229
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 O Sherwood Thomas Garner 110 5/23.50
6 231222 Royal blue and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 5
Nag me
5 11-5 b Tim Vaughan Jason Kiely (3) 111 11/43.75
7 13-2640 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, emerald green cap, yellow star Woodlark Island (IRE) 51
Nag me
6 11-5 b D Pipe Mr K Edgar (3) 102 9/110.00
8 UP9376 Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Raifteiri (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 10-12 v1 N B King Alice Haynes 69 66/167.00
10 342448 Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Monkhair (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 10-5 b1 Mrs J L Le Brocq M G Nolan 82 33/134.00
Non runners
512354Ghaabesh (IRE)511-5D McCain JnrPaul O'Brien111
9748/5-99Weet In Nerja610-12K G WingroveMr Matthew Barber69

Verdict

Gordon Elliott doesn't seem to know what to do with the disappointing Trendelenburg and he's worth opposing here, despite the drop in class. American Art and Peaks Of Fire have both been knocking on the door at this level, the latter finishing second again over 2m here on Saturday. But we'll take a chance on the former's stablemate WOODLARK ISLAND, who won over 2m4f at Wincanton on the last occasion he raced in this grade. He was always struggling to go the pace over 2m at Worcester last time. Dune Shine returns from an absence but would have a chance on his best form and Ghaabesh won a seller at Bangor in May and has taken on better opposition since.