Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 18:20 Sims Garden Machinery Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.10s
  • Off time: 18:20:12
18:20 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rum And Butter (IRE) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11220-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Rum And Butter (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 4/61.67
2 7/P7P33- Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap Dr Anubis (IRE) 34
Nag me
9 10-12 Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt R T Dunne (3) 66 150/1151.00
3 12621-2 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Mcllhatton (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 125 11/82.38
4 5215P-5 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap The Jugopolist (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 107 40/141.00

Verdict

Rum And Butter is likely to have plenty of supporters with Tony McCoy heading down to Stratford though he'll need to be at his best to defy the penalty he accrued for a recent victory at Kempton and MCLLHATTON may be able to take his measure. Paul Nicholls' six-year-old was no mug over hurdles with victories at Huntingdon and Fontwell but it appears significant that the trainer hasn't wasted too much time over the smaller obstacles, and this appears to be an ideal starting point. The Jugopolist won a selling hurdle at Leicester for Rebecca Curtis and was well beaten in a similar event at Southwell. Dr Anubis appears impossible to fancy on all known form.