Stratford

  • 17:30 Gabby And Sandra Phillips 50th Anniversary Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 48.10s
  • Off time: 17:30:10
17:30 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Isthereadifference (IRE) 5/4
2nd Unwanted Gift (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 630-222 Dark Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red and White striped cap Isthereadifference (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 bt N P Mulholland R Johnson 91 5/42.25
2 4/43-3P0 Black, mauve epaulets, hooped sleeves, striped cap Unwanted Gift (IRE) 15
Nag me
9 11-8 A Phillips T Scudamore 87 15/28.50
3 PF8681 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Apache Dawn 9 (ex7)
Nag me
10 11-5 t A Sadik Lee Edwards 77 14/115.00
4 39-U322 Dark Blue, Yellow braces, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap The Absent Mare 9
Nag me
6 10-8 R Dickin Joseph Palmowski (10) 73 4/15.00
5 53U/P02 Purple, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Go Ruby Go 8
Nag me
10 10-0 h K A Morgan Adam Wedge 64 5/23.50

Verdict

Apache Dawn finally took advantage of a tumbling mark at Bangor last time and it would be no surprise to see him defy a penalty with confidence restored. But he does have to give 21lb to THE ABSENT MARE, taking into account Joseph Palmowski's claim, and that may be too much. Robin Dickin's mare was only beaten a length at Southwell on her latest start and has now placed in her last three over fences. Go Ruby Go can effectively race off a 10lb lower mark than when second at Worcester so can't be ignored but Isthereadifference keeps climbing the weights despite not winning.