Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 15:50 stratfordcaravans.co.uk Handicap Hurdle 3m 3f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 38.20s
  • Off time: 15:50:35
15:50 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Area Access (IRE) 11/4
2nd Westerly Breeze (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 120084- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mission Complete (IRE) 138
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 p Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (3) 116 5/16.00
2 74P5/P7- White, red star, red and white hooped sleeves and cap Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 33
Nag me
10 11-11 t R Woollacott C O'Farrell 115 7/18.00
4 66P624- White, light blue triple diamond, light blue sleeves, white diamonds, white cap, light blue diamond Halifax (IRE) 43
Nag me
6 11-8 v A G Newcombe A Tinkler 112 3/14.00
5 81213-2 Emerald Green and Red (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Red armlets, White cap Area Access (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-1 C J Mann Mr H A A Bannister (7) 105 11/43.75
6 60222P- Maroon, Light Blue cross belts, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Maroon stars Bebinn (IRE) 32
Nag me
7 11-1 B I Case C Poste 105 8/19.00
7 336283- Dark Blue, Pink star, armlets and cap Westerly Breeze (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 10-12 p M Keighley Ian Popham 102 4/15.00
Non runners
365311P-Winged Crusader (IRE)611-11N A Twiston-DaviesS Twiston-Davies115
8227P33-Ifyouthinkso710-9Lucy JonesTom Bellamy99
986P54-6Jazz Man (IRE)710-6M G RimellDaniel Hiskett96

Verdict

Area Access has been well placed to win a couple of races but it looked as though the handicapper had got to him last time at Bangor. Halifax is a frustrating type but this better ground should suit while Sir Kezbaah would have a chance on his best form. He makes more appeal than maidens Westerly Breeze and Ifyouthinkso. Winged Crusader has won at Huntingdon and Warwick this year but MISSION COMPLETE was just beaten at Ffos Las in August off today's mark and has bags of stamina. He has his first run since December but should be straight enough and can defy top weight.