Today's racecards

Stratford

  • 19:20 pointtopoint.co.uk Champion Novices' Hunters' Chase 3m 4f

  • Winner £11,992 2nd £3,746 3rd £1,872 4th £936
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 18.00s
  • Off time: 19:22:58
19:20 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Theatre Queen (IRE) 11/8
2nd Chosen Milan (IRE) 9/2
3rd Following Dreams (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1FP11-1 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Bradley Brook (IRE) 24
Nag me
8 11-10 Miss N Martin Mr D Edwards 16/117.00
2 U2111P- Yellow, Royal Blue diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Following Dreams (IRE) 41
Nag me
7 11-10 A Ralph Mr T Weston 16/117.00
3 53/82P1- White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Gale Force Oscar (IRE) 35
Nag me
9 11-10 t Paul Morgan Miss B Hampson 107 20/121.00
4 3223-31 Cerise and Gold stripes, Cerise sleeves, Quartered cap Hameldown Tor 19
Nag me
10 11-10 b1 E Walker Mr R G Henderson 112 14/115.00
5 2211-22 Black, White epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap John Daniell 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-10 Mrs O Bush Miss A Bush 20/121.00
6 31111-1 Green, Yellow sleeves, Green and Red striped cap Sharp Suit (IRE) 30
Nag me
7 11-10 A Hill Mr J E Tudor 5/16.00
7 121184- Yellow, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Shy John 58
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-10 P W Mason Mr P Mason 114 20/121.00
8 61212-1 Emerald Green and White (halved), Royal Blue sleeves and cap Chosen Milan (IRE) 30
Nag me
7 11-3 t R E Luke Mr E David 124 9/25.50
9 11111-1 Maroon, royal blue chevrons and sleeves, maroon cap Fruit Fayre 25
Nag me
7 11-3 Mrs S Crow Mr P Gerety 12/113.00
10 311F1-1 Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamonds Theatre Queen (IRE) 30
Nag me
7 11-3 pt M J Wall Mr M Wall 11/82.38

Verdict

Alan Hill won this race last year and he can stage a repeat with SHARP SUIT. The seven-year-old has always been held in high regard by his trainer following a string of successes between the Flags, and he was able to translate that form to regulation fences at Cheltenham. The ground is a slight imponderable though his class should carry him through. Theatre Queen was also successful at the Cheltenham evening meeting and she sluiced home unchallenged in a mares event by a massive margin. A 7lb concession from the boys will prove helpful on this occasion. Chosen Milan, a third victor on that card also opposes. The softer going shouldn't be an issue for her as he was a ready winner on it at Newton Abbot. Fruit Fayre has been a revelation for connections this season and she ran out a worthy winner of the Charlie Brown Trophy at Kelso.