Stratford

  • 15:25 Bay Middleton Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.47s
  • Off time: 15:25:45
15:25 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Massachusetts 6/1
2nd The Right Time 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-2F538 Black, large Yellow spots, Black sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Faustina Pius (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 11-12 b M Sheppard C Poste 96 12/113.00
2 724534- Dark Green, Light Green epaulets and armlets Douchkirk (FR) 147
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-4 p J G M O'Shea James Best (3) 88 11/43.75
3 646449- Black and white stripes, white sleeves, quartered cap Flashy Star 183
Nag me
5 11-1 P Henderson Mr G Treacy (7) 85 3/14.00
4 20/4443 Red, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, White cap The Right Time 43
Nag me
6 10-13 t A W Carroll Mr J Hamer (5) 83 7/24.50
5 F68908 Black, maroon triple diamond Movementneverlies 14
Nag me
4 10-7 bt R T Phillips Adam Wedge 79 9/25.50
6 F4U6-45 Black, White disc, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Massachusetts 31
Nag me
7 10-0 t B R Summers Brendan Powell 67 6/17.00

Verdict

It's not easy to make a case for many of these. Massachusetts races from out of the handicap proper while the four-year-old Movementneverlies has shown nothing so far. Faustina Pius is difficult to catch right and races over hurdles for the first time this year. With Douchkirk and Flashy Star returning from their summer break this can go to THE RIGHT TIME, who is only a plater but did at least reach the frame at Worcester last month over a similar trip.