• 14:20 SGH Martineau 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.30s
  • Off time: 14:20:24
14:20 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Larteta (FR) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5P-4414 Black, beige chevron and armlets A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
6 11-5 Ian Williams W T Kennedy 118 3/14.00
2 1/9-F13 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Sergeant Thunder 34
Distance Winner
5 11-5 ht P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 124 8/111.73
3 4224-33 Red, yellow inverted triangle Larteta (FR) 25
5 10-12 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Quinlan (3) 112 7/24.50
5 4526-17 Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Wiseoverbury (IRE) 42
8 10-12 P Henderson T J O'Brien 25/126.00
Non runners
4PPP/4-00Speed Check (IRE)710-12D E CantillonD Elsworth


SERGEANT THUNDER is hardly one of the champion trainer's superstars but looks good enough to post a third success in six career starts. He sports a hood for the first time, an ever-increasing trend with current handlers, following an acceptable if unspectacular effort last time when third behind a couple of decent sorts down in the west country. This appears to represent an easier task with no rivals of such calibre in opposition and he can resort to winning ways, having scored on his previous outing with something to spare at Worcester. A Tail Of Intrigue had Larteta just over three lengths back when scoring at Uttoxeter and is expected to confirm those placings, although his latest performance when only fourth at the Staffordshire track appeared below par.