Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 17:00 Jackie Ebsworth Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.40s
  • Off time: 17:00:59
17:00 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Princesse Fleur 4/1
2nd Academy General (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6267-57 Light Blue, Maroon stars Academy General (IRE) 32
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8 11-12 pt D G Bridgwater Jake Hodson (7) 105 7/24.50
2 2332-3U Black, black and royal blue diabolo on sleeves Islandmagee (IRE) 41
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7 11-10 pt Evan Williams Paul Moloney 103 5/23.50
3 22451-1 Light Blue, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap The Bay Bandit 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-9 p N P Mulholland Matthew Batchelor 102 5/16.00
4 2252-23 Yellow, Red stripe, Red and Yellow striped sleeves, Red cap Princesse Fleur 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 M Scudamore L Treadwell 95 4/15.00
5 2P-8748 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Osorios Trial 7
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7 11-2 pt A Middleton James Banks (5) 95 12/113.00
6 2P60-63 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Lodgician (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 10-12 vt N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (5) 91 7/18.00
7 P8F3-39 Red, dark blue stars, halved sleeves, red cap If And When 13
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6 10-0 t R J Price Conor Shoemark (5)(ex2) 52 20/121.00

Verdict

Princesse Fleur has some decent enough form figures next to her name but does rather flatter to deceive in that you cannot help but feel she should have won more than just a couple of races. She's certainly interesting now asked to jump a fence but a watching brief looks best. Academy General looks on a high enough mark but ISLANDMAGEE has shown sufficient talent and aptitude in six fencing starts to suggest he'll go very close to a first chasing success. His unseat at the final obstacle the last day was no fault of his own. The Bay Bandit has been sent to the Channel Islands to land his most recent victories, including the Jersey Champion Hurdle, but will find this a different challenge altogether.