• 16:40 Hook Norton Brewery Handicap Chase2m 7f

  • Winner £4,554 2nd £1,337 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 39.80s
  • Off time: 16:40:08
16:40 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Commemoration Day (IRE) 10/3
2nd Rustarix (FR) 8/1
3rd Minella Theatre (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P-4P1P Emerald Green, Black star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Emerald Green cap, Black star The Hollinwell 76
8 11-12 b1 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 133 11/112.00
2 PP-197P EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Minella Theatre (IRE) 15
Course Winner
8 11-7 p1 Miss H C Knight S Thomas 128 7/18.00
3 464231 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Prince Des Marais (FR) 14
8 11-5 t Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 126 5/16.00
4 43111P/ Dark Blue, Red stars, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Red star Peter Pole (FR) 727
Beaten Favourite
8 11-4 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 125 9/43.25
5 6U-1U55 LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Rustarix (FR) 61
10 11-0 A King R Thornton 121 8/19.00
6 92-61P4 Black, Red spots, Red cap Royal Wedding 14
9 10-10 p1 N J Gifford L Treadwell 117 28/129.00
7 0-450P1 Yellow, Red hoops, Yellow sleeves, check cap Commemoration Day (IRE) 18
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-9 p1 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 116 10/34.33
8 UF-1239 RED and WHITE (quartered), DARK BLUE sleeves, RED armlets, RED and WHITE hooped cap Job One (FR) 125
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-4 Miss H C Knight Hadden Frost 111 17/29.50


The Hollinwell has always had talent and could certainly win this on a going day but they are few and far between over jumps nowadays. Prince Des Marais loves fast ground and gained an easy success at Fakenham last time but he's now on his highest-ever mark and won't find this as simple. COMMEMORATION DAY had slipped to a very feasible mark when gaining a third course victory last month and a 4lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent a follow-up at his favourite track. Job One looked a promising chaser when scoring over the C&D last summer but things haven't gone right for him on his two most recent starts and stablemate Minella Theatre may come out best of the pair this time. Rustarix stays better than some of these and is only 1lb higher than when scoring at Cheltenham in November.