Stratford

  • 16:00 102 Touch FM Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.60s
  • Off time: 16:00:16
16:00 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Iguacu 7/1
2nd Exitas (IRE) 12/1
3rd Indalo Return (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43 Yellow, Red hoops, Yellow sleeves, check cap Tiananmen (IRE) 43
Nag me
7 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (5) 109 10/111.00
2 33845-0 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vujiyama (FR) 47
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-11 t1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 108 15/82.88
3 354-34 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Exitas (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 11-11 t P W Middleton Kielan Woods 108 12/113.00
5 52-U472 Orange and Light Blue (quartered), Orange sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Orange cap Indalo Return (IRE) 28
Nag me
8 11-8 P A Kirby Phil Dennis (7) 105 11/112.00
6 43 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Pearl Spice (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 11-3 T J Pitt D C Costello 103 12/113.00
7 420-921 Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap El Toreros (USA) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 pt Mrs L Hill Conor Shoemark (5) 99 9/25.50
8 7113-28 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Take The Crown 56
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-1 Henry Oliver D F O'Regan 98 11/26.50
9 47-8217 RED and ROYAL BLUE diamonds, EMERALD GREEN and RED striped sleeves, RED cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Iguacu 11
Nag me
10 11-0 R J Price R Johnson 97 7/18.00
Non runners
484/638-St Ignatius711-8A BaileyTrevor Whelan105
103336-6FUnidexter (IRE)411-0Miss S WestM Goldstein100

Verdict

Tiananmen and Pearl Spice are coming along nicely but may just need more time and EL TOREROS may be too streetwise for the pair. Lawney Hill's charge has shown improved form the last twice under more aggressive tactics, culminating in a comfortable Newton Abbot success last time. Conor Shoemark is good value for his claim and the gelding can follow up off an 8lb higher mark. Take The Crown and Iguacu both failed to back up wins last time when most disappointing, especially the former who ran no sort of race at all, but should be more competitive on the back of a good break and rates the prime threat.