Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 12:30 At The Races Virgin 534 Handicap Chase2m 1f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.70s
  • Off time: 12:30:58
12:30 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aviso (GER) 9/1
2nd Try Catch Me (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-6426P Royal blue, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Aviso (GER) 61
Nag me
8 11-12 P D Evans Aidan Coleman 107 9/110.00
2 265150- Light Blue, large Red spots and spots on cap Roll The Dice (IRE) 201
Nag me
6 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 104 11/102.10
3 311-233 White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Try Catch Me (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 b Mrs A Batchelor M J Quinlan (3) 103 3/14.00
4 25-3245 Yellow, Emerald Green star on body and cap, halved sleeves Beauchamp Viking 29
Nag me
8 10-6 t S C Burrough C Bolger 87 16/117.00
5 544832 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Apache Dawn 20
Nag me
8 10-0 t A Sadik T J Phelan 80 7/24.50

Verdict

Try Catch Me was a long way ahead of the disappointing Beauchamp Viking on identical terms at Fontwell last month and there seems no reason why the placings should be reversed here. Apache Dawn is a long-standing maiden over jumps and a pound out of the handicap here while Aviso was pulled up over C&D when last seen in July, though that was a much more competitive affair. ROLL THE DICE tackles fences for the first time and hasn't raced since finishing tailed off over hurdles at Warwick in March but he has a chasing pedigree and this isn't the most difficult of starts. He looks the one to beat.