Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 14:30 toteplacepot Racing's Favourite Bet Novices' Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good-Good to Soft.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 13.10s
  • Off time: 14:31:03
14:30 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bellenos (FR) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-71622 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Bellenos (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 139 4/61.67
2 3-P1426 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Witness In Court (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 11-5 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 128 15/82.88
3 3P8338 White, Black sash, Yellow sleeves, Black cap, Yellow spots Mission To Mars (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 107 17/29.50
5 18-535U Light Blue, White hoops and armlets Red Whisper 255
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 B R Summers Jake Hodson (7) 85 66/167.00
Non runners
434179UPeqeno Diablo (IRE)910-12Miss C DysonGerald Quinn

Verdict

Sire De Grugy won this last year and though BELLENOS is unlikely to scale the same heights he was just beaten in a much stronger heat at Ascot last time, when Witness In Court was only sixth, and should have few problems going one better here as his old rival is now 4lb worse off. If the top two are anywhere near their best form, there is probably little hope for the remaining trio.