Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 15:55 Claydon Horse Exercisers Handicap Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.90s
  • Off time: 15:55:13
15:55 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mzuri Bay 9/1
2nd Cubism 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15-P039 Orange, Grey cross belts Winsley Hill 4
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 N P Mulholland R Greene 115 14/115.00
2 0731P/2 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Herne Bay (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-8 t Ian Williams D F O'Regan 111 7/42.75
4 40-0324 Yellow, black star, yellow sleeves, black spots, yellow cap, black star Mzuri Bay 48
Nag me
5 11-4 t B W Duke M D Grant 107 9/110.00
7 436-838 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sea Cliff (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon (3) 105 8/19.00
8 P-67143 WHITE, BLACK disc, striped sleeves Cubism 28
Nag meCourse Winner
4 10-11 t M F Harris Jimmy Derham (5) 103 5/23.50
9 420-439 Red, white cross of lorraine, white and red chevrons on sleeves, red and white hooped cap McQueen (IRE) 12
Nag me
10 10-9 B D Leavy Danny Cook (3) 98 5/16.00
Non runners
35-0F4P1Mumbles Pier (IRE)512-0P BowenDonal Devereux110
521/UR6-1Dakota Boy (IRE)811-4A M HalesR Johnson107
6516/289-Dunkelly Castle (IRE)611-2R CurtisHadden Frost105

Verdict

HERNE BAY is a hopeful selection in a race where few of the runners can be ruled out with any degree of confidence. Dakota Boy has been given time to recover from his surprise win at Worcester but he did have quite a hard race and it remains to be seen whether he can reproduce that but the handicapper has given him a chance with just a 5lb rise. Winsley Hill ran no race last time but he is capable and similar remarks apply to Mumbles Pier who reverts to hurdling having struggled over fences. Mzuri Bay, Sea Cliff and Dunkelly Castle would all be of interest if the market were to emit positive vibes whilst Cubism has been running well but over shorter and he isn't certain to see out this trip. Stamina is of no concern for Herne Bay however and Ian Williams's charge returned from a long absence to finish a good second over slightly shorter at Uttoxeter. A 5lb rise for that run is not ideal but he did win over course and distance from this perch back in 2007 so he's not badly handicapped on his best form and may be able to go one better if avoiding the bounce factor.