Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 15:55 Pride Of Coventry Handicap Chase 2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.20s
  • Off time: 15:56:54
15:55 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fair Dilemma (IRE) 9/1
2nd Able Deputy 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 24-2111 Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Able Deputy 18
Nag me
7 11-8 t K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 140 11/26.50
3 1P5121- Yellow, Black sleeves and cap with Yellow tassel Croco Bay (IRE) 135
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 B I Case Kielan Woods 137 7/24.50
4 35401-6 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Kings Grey (IRE) 65
Nag me
10 11-5 K G Reveley Paul Moloney 137 14/115.00
5 081-412 Light blue and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, light blue spots, light blue and dark blue hooped cap Surf And Turf (IRE) 18
Nag me
8 11-0 Kevin Frost D C Costello 132 7/18.00
6 04P1-71 Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Fair Dilemma (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 P Henderson T J O'Brien 132 9/110.00
7 P726P-2 Yellow and grey check, yellow sleeves and cap Passato (GER) 56
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-4 t Miss J S Davis R Johnson 122 9/43.25
8 2338-34 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Temple Lord (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 bt Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 119 11/26.50
Non runners
10381-84Changing The Guard811-12Dr R D P NewlandNon Runner144

Betting

Forecast

Passato (9/4), Croco Bay (7/2), Able Deputy (11/2), Temple Lord (11/2), Surf And Turf (7/1), Fair Dilemma (9/1), Kings Grey (14/1)

Verdict

CHANGING THE GUARD's aggressive tactics have not been so effective the last twice in highly competitive hurdle company and he's likely to appreciate the return to fences despite the imposition of carrying top weight. Sure to receive a typically attacking ride from his pilot, he's taken to blunt the finishing kick of the rejuvenated Able Deputy who has suddenly discovered the winning habit, after frustrating his trainer previously, with three successive successes under AP McCoy. Ed Cookson takes over now and his 5lb claim will help to offset part of a 19lb hike in the weights for that seemingly unexpected hat-trick. Indeed, Surf And Turf is weighted to reverse placings with the Bailey horse on previous running and could well emerge as the main danger off his current mark, although Croco Bay is an improving young chaser destined for better things. Whether he'll be ready for this assignment after a break is another matter but he's definitely one to keep an eye on in the future.