Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 14:20 stratfordcaravans.co.uk Novices' 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 55.80s
  • Off time: 14:20:42
14:20 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Manjakani 4/1
2nd Mandy's Boy (IRE) 5/2
3rd Vodka 'n Tonic (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24727-1 Red, white cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap Mandy's Boy (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-1 p Ian Williams W Kennedy 115 5/23.50
2 Black, black and maroon striped cap Manjakani 808
Nag me
6 10-12 J P Ferguson S Twiston-Davies 4/15.00
3 PPP/4-0 Maroon and royal blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, maroon cap Speed Check (IRE) 13
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7 10-12 D E Cantillon D Elsworth 50/151.00
4 00/ Royal blue, beige star, striped sleeves, hooped cap Staff Sergeant 75
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7 10-12 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 18/119.00
5 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Starfield 342
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5 10-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 25/126.00
6 P Emerald green and orange check Strategic Action (IRE) 13
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5 10-12 t Mrs L C Jewell Thomas Garner (5) 125/1126.00
7 R5- Dark Blue, Maroon hoops, Dark Blue sleeves, Maroon cap Uiop 296
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6 10-12 D G Bridgwater Jake Hodson (7) 66/167.00
8 6/641- Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Vodka 'n Tonic (IRE) 81
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 2/13.00
9 Red, grey hoop, dark blue sleeves Memphis Magic (GER) 178
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-8 t B G Powell Brendan Powell 20/121.00
10 04- Orange and Red (quartered), halved sleeves Mr Fitzroy (IRE) 43
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4 10-8 Miss J S Davis Jack Doyle 8/19.00
11 U6- Purple, yellow hoop, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Noble Bacchus (IRE) 276
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4 10-8 F M O'Brien Nick Slatter (7) 80/181.00
12 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Power (IRE) 65
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4 10-8 R T Phillips S Quinlan 66/167.00
13 1P/1345- Royal Blue, Emerald Green sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Painted Gold 87
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8 10-5 S-J Davies Benjamin Poste (5) 66/167.00
14 F Black, maroon triple diamond Movementneverlies 11
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4 10-1 R T Phillips Ian Popham 66/167.00

Verdict

This opener revolves around whether last week's Ludlow scorer MANDY'S BOY can give the weight away to bumper winner Vodka 'n Tonic. We believe he can as this equally sharp course should play to his strengths and he has valuable experience on his side. Manjakani was a decent stayer on the Flat and is the type that John Ferguson normally does well with but his novices often need a run or two. Memphis Magic hinted at ability on Polytrack but may also need the experience.