• 14:30 Stratford Racecourse New Season Maiden Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.30s
  • Off time: 14:30:21
14:30 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Accordingtoemandem (IRE) 10/1
2nd Golden Button (IRE) 15/2
3rd No Sting 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 695 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Accordingtoemandem (IRE) 24
6 11-1 Ian Williams Wayne Hutchinson 10/111.00
2 0-00 Royal Blue, Yellow star, striped sleeves and star on cap Border Lad 26
6 11-1 R Lee C Poste 125/1126.00
3 05 Purple, Yellow chevrons, Purple sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Clouseau (NZ) 68
6 11-1 Nick Williams D A Jacob 7/24.50
6 5590 Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Magistrate (IRE) 40
5 11-1 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 28/129.00
7 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Slam 299
5 11-1 T R George S Thomas 6/17.00
8 2555F Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Spot The Ball (IRE) 12
5 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (3) 16/117.00
10 5 MAUVE, WHITE striped sleeves Golden Button (IRE) 28
5 10-8 K C Bailey T Siddall 15/28.50
11 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Harvest Song (IRE) 296
4 10-7 Miss H C Knight A Thornton 25/126.00
12 Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap Mid Wicket (USA) 23
4 10-7 Mouse Hamilton-fairley Felix de Giles 66/167.00
13 White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Royal Society 23
4 10-7 R A Farrant L Treadwell 14/115.00
14 633 Black and yellow halved, black sleeves and cap No Sting 10
4 10-0 W S Kittow A Tinkler 105 7/42.75
Non runners
4U58Filun511-1A MiddletonW T Kennedy
57General Ting (IRE)511-1Mrs L WadhamR Thornton
92/62F-3You Never Said (IRE)611-1C R EgertonP J Brennan


This appears the inferior division of the Maiden Hurdle and it's accordingly difficult to solve, with CLOUSEAU heading our shortlist of four that includes Slam, Accordingtoemandem and No Sting. Our selection should improve upon his first try in this country when he stayed on well, especially as paddock watchers that day suggested the run would bring him on a bundle. That fifth-placed effort seemed to confirm the horse does stay two miles and the better ground should help all-round, so in a race lacking strength he could confirm his trainer's belief in him. No Sting has a rating of 103 following three decent efforts and she may not need to improve on that to score should our pick disappoint. The filly has taken in some decent contests and takes a relative drop in grade, so a place looks on the cards as it does for Slam whose flat rating of 95 should mean he makes a good hurdler. Tom George's animal wouldn't want the rain to arrive though so a weather-check is advised and if it did pour then Accordingtoemandem would become more likely to figure. Ian Williams' gelding is another who has taken in some better races and there may be more to come, although he'll be even more interesting in handicap company after this qualifying run. Both You Never Said and General Ting ran on Sunday and are therefore doubtful contenders, particularly the former who may need time to get over his exertions when staying on late in defeat. Spot The Ball fell last time and may be seen to better effect over further in handicaps whilst Harvest Song will need to leave his flat form well behind to justify a lofty price-tag. The market may give us some clues that are clearly needed to solve a tricky puzzle, but without that guide we'll take Clouseau to uncover some improvement in our search to crack the case.