Stratford

  • 15:00 Bet With Tattersalls Bookmakers Handicap Chase3m 4f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 7.10s
  • Off time: 15:00:48
15:00 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Talkonthestreet (IRE) 7/2
2nd Royale Knight 3/1
3rd Bally Sands (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 279137 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Royale Knight 28
Nag me
8 11-12 Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (5) 119 3/14.00
2 244-043 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Talkonthestreet (IRE) 82
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-9 p P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 116 7/24.50
3 F24630 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Sail And Return 73
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-6 t P W Middleton Tom Cannon 113 15/28.50
5 2211-PP Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle, quartered cap The Clyda Rover (IRE) 125
Nag me
10 11-2 p Mrs H R J Nelmes C J Davies (7) 109 25/126.00
6 12-31P4 Dark blue and yellow stripes Allerton (IRE) 10
Nag me
7 10-10 t F O'Brien A P Cawley 103 11/112.00
7 11-423P White, royal blue star, halved sleeves and star on cap Stormhoek (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
9 10-9 vt N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 102 5/16.00
8 653224 Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Bally Sands (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 10-7 v R Mathew E Cookson (5) 100 11/26.50
9 442222 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Lough Coi (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-2 vt A Middleton James Banks (5) 95 10/111.00
Non runners
4812575Musical Wedge1011-3Miss C DysonGerald Quinn110

Verdict

Royale Knight was third in a Grade 3 at Warwick before finishing in mid-division in the Eider at Newcastle. This is easier while Bally Sands, near the foot of the weights, has limitless stamina. Talkonthestreet has been a bit disappointing so far but this marathon trip could be the making of him and Stormhoek has won here over a shorter trip. SAIL AND RETURN has never won over fences but has scored twice over 3m3f here over hurdles and is nicely treated on those efforts. He will have needed his run at Doncaster last time and today's quicker surface is very much in his favour. Musical wedge looks the pick of the remainder ahead of Allerton and dubious stayer Lough Coi.