Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 16:50 Birmingham Mail Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 50.10s
  • Off time: 16:51:57
16:50 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Daneva (IRE) 13/2
2nd Crack At Dawn (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P0-689 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Iheardu 19
Nag me
7 11-12 pt N P Mulholland Aidan Coleman 100 7/24.50
2 35-7655 White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars Sadler's Star (GER) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-12 p M Blake Nick Scholfield 100 3/14.00
3 PU2-245 Yellow, dark green hoop, halved sleeves, dark green cap,yellow star Brimham Boy 48
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-11 pt M Keighley O Garner (10) 99 3/14.00
4 2P55-38 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, striped cap Daneva (IRE) 21
Nag me
9 11-5 pt M Sheppard C Poste 93 13/27.50
5 7-37155 EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Crack At Dawn (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-12 b M Gates Brendan Powell 86 11/26.50
8 PPP6P-U Emerald green, brown sleeves, emerald green armlets, purple cap Rustic John 74
Nag meDistance Winner
13 10-0 H E Haynes Mr P John (7)(ex1) 72 11/112.00
Non runners
64750P-5She's Humble (IRE)1110-7Mrs L C JewellL Aspell81
766/U27-8Benozzo Gozzoli710-0Simon EarleGerard Tumelty74

Verdict

None of these are in form and it is impossible to be confident. However, something has to take the prize home and SADLER'S STAR is the token choice. He is the only course winner in the line-up and has been contesting far better and more competitive handicaps than this. All his jump successes have come on good ground or quicker and he may appreciate this drop in grade too. Crack At Dawn has been well beaten the last twice but has a chance if able to repeat a narrow Towcester success over Moscow Mule whilst Daneva's third of eight behind Alwaystheoptimist here on her penultimate effort brings her into the equation, although she was subsequently very disappointing when last seen.