Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 18:40 Stars 20th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.60s
  • Off time: 18:40:31
18:40 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Castlemorris King 2/1
2nd Brassbound (USA) 8/1
3rd Ivan Vasilevich (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 121356- Beige, grey epaulets Ivan Vasilevich (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 119 7/24.50
2 721-212 Royal Blue and Yellow check Castlemorris King 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 B Barr A P McCoy 117 2/13.00
3 8456/1-F Emerald green, red epaulets, chevrons on sleeves Screaming Brave 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 t Miss S West M Goldstein 114 7/18.00
5 5264/ Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Canna (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 11-3 p1 Miss A Brewer Aidan Coleman 110 16/117.00
6 7-218 Purple, Orange epaulets, sleeves and cap Vexillum (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-2 H Fry Ryan Mahon 111 8/19.00
7 P77-3F9 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Amuse Me 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill J Huxham (10) 108 16/117.00
8 B173P0- Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Gigondas 207
Nag me
4 11-1 G L Moore J E Moore 110 16/117.00
9 338-254 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Brassbound (USA) 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-0 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 107 8/19.00
10 10FU5-5 Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves and cap Sky Calling 51
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-5 pt M Keighley Ian Popham 98 14/115.00
Non runners
41P/23P5-Cavite Eta (IRE)611-3F P MurtaghLucy Alexander110

Verdict

Castlemorris King won at Towcester in May when Brassbound was only fifth and again ran well when second to Dresden over this course and distance last month. But he's been raised a further 3lb since and may find one to beat him again. IVAN VASILEVICH had a pipe-opener on the Flat in May and, though finishing last, wasn't beaten far. This represents a drop in class and John Quinn's charge can defy top weight as Vexillum had his limitations exposed at Newton Abbot last month and Amuse Me continues to disappoint over fences and hurdles. Sky Calling is only a pound higher than her last winning mark but has been out of sorts lately.