Stratford

  • 15:55 charlielongsdonracing.com Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 45.40s
  • Off time: 15:55:35
15:55 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laudatory 11/4
2nd Hawkhill (IRE) 11/1
3rd Zarzal (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6/3F51P- Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 38
Distance Winner
8 11-12 Mrs L J Mongan A P McCoy 140 8/19.00
2 0-102F8 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cry of Freedom (USA) 74
Distance Winner
7 11-5 p1 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 133 12/113.00
3 62136-5 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Zarzal (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
5 11-0 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 128 9/25.50
4 12140-6 Green, orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Hawkhill (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 11-0 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 128 11/112.00
5 1F3121- Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 317
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 128 5/16.00
6 26-P661 Yellow, yellow and light green check sleeves, light green cap Laudatory 25
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 126 11/43.75
7 52/4221- Dark blue, white star and sleeves, royal blue and white hooped cap Alfraamsey 9
Distance Winner
5 10-11 Miss S West M Goldstein 125 7/18.00
8 335P2-8 GREY and PINK diamonds, GREY sleeves, PINK spots, PINK cap, GREY diamond Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 69
Distance Winner
8 10-8 J K Price Robert Williams (5) 122 12/113.00
9 U3928U- Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Escort'men (FR) 136
Distance Winner
7 10-3 ht A Middleton Paul Moloney 117 14/115.00

Verdict

Laudatory likes it here and won over track and trip last month under Nico de Boinville. This is a much stronger race, however, and he was pulled up when Cry Of Freedom won at Taunton in May, though did reverse that form at Newton Abbot the following month. First Avenue won the Imperial Cup at Sandown in March but it was heavy ground that day and he has 10lb more to carry here. Hawkhill and Ahyaknowyerself were both decent novices last year but lack a recent run. The latter looks capable of improving again this term, however, and might not be badly treated here. ALFRAAMSEY has had a couple of runs on the Polytrack lately so should be ready for this and is fancied to go well at decent odds as he holds a few of these on collateral form.