Stratford

  • 14:40 Visit At The Races Virgin 354 Novices' Handicap Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 33.10s
  • Off time: 14:40:17
14:40 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sonofagun (FR) 11/2
2nd Marleno (GER) 12/1
3rd Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4453/3F White, black seams, hooped sleeves, white cap Cody Wyoming 9
8 11-12 Mrs H Main Felix de Giles 109 4/15.00
2 314250 Black, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow star Sonofagun (FR) 22
8 11-11 Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 108 11/26.50
3 88-1241 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Riddleofthesands (IRE) 19
10 11-7 t N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 104 6/17.00
4 308842 Beige, Maroon stars Kyles Faith (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
6 11-5 M Keighley T Siddall 102 8/19.00
5 37-674P Black, royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap Wah Wah Taysee (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
7 11-3 D G Bridgwater Sean Quinlan 100 13/27.50
6 3/P0-P24 Royal blue, white spots, dark blue sleeves Malibu Sun 45
7 10-12 B Pauling David Bass 95 4/15.00
7 06363-7 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Marleno (GER) 35
Distance Winner
8 10-12 ht A Middleton C Poste 95 12/113.00
8 443358 Dark blue and red stripes, grey sleeves, red cap Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 13
7 10-7 C R Dore Peter Carberry (3) 90 9/110.00
9 644454 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Radsoc De Sivola (FR) 7
Distance Winner
9 10-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 50 150/1151.00

Verdict

Riddleofthesands has won two of his last four starts over fences but would prefer more testing ground. Sonofagun drops back in distance and would figure with a repeat of his earlier second at Warwick. Malibu Sun finished runner-up at Fontwell in a lower grade contest in December and Johnnys Legacy has a shout on his earlier placed effort at Doncaster. Kyles Faith also has claims on his hurdling form as he goes chasing for the first time, but CODY WYOMING was travelling well when falling in better company at Newbury and Heather Main's charge gets another chance in this.