• 16:25 Birmingham Mail Juvenile 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: 4m 0.30s
  • Off time: 16:27:05
16:25 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goodbye Dancer (FR) 15/8
2nd Gimme Five 11/4
3rd Intermath (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 98-P1 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Avel Vor (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
3 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/24.50
2 1 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Gimme Five 31
Distance Winner
3 11-5 A King P J Brennan 11/43.75
3 1 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Goodbye Dancer (FR) 23
Distance Winner
3 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 15/82.88
5 Dark blue, white braces, striped sleeves, red cap Bright Society (IRE) 18
3 10-12 b S Curran M D Grant 66/167.00
6 3 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Intermath (IRE) 31
3 10-12 t1 D Pipe C O'Farrell 6/17.00
7 Royal blue, white hoops, yellow sleeves, royal blue diamonds L'es Fremantle (FR) 155
3 10-12 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 100/1101.00
8 Emerald Green, White spots, Emerald Green sleeves, White and Yellow quartered cap Masterpaver 16
3 10-12 A Bailey J M Davies 20/121.00
9 Orange and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap Rocky Hill Ridge 92
3 10-12 A J McCabe Jake Greenall 100/1101.00
10 3 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Ain't No Surprise (IRE) 23
3 10-5 Jennie Candlish D C Costello 14/115.00
11 Pink, beige armlets Announcement 57
3 10-5 h Ian Williams W T Kennedy 20/121.00
12 Purple, grey epaulets, halved sleeves Dream Big (IRE) 19
3 10-5 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 28/129.00
14 Orange, dark blue seams, striped sleeves and cap No Second Thoughts (IRE) 32
3 10-5 M D Squance Jack Quinlan (3) 150/1151.00
Non runners
4Art Of War (IRE)310-12Tom DascombeNon Runner
132Jazzy Lady (IRE)310-5Jim BestR P McLernon


A surprising and tremendously good turnout for a summer juvenile hurdle, with, quite remarkably, a runner who was performing at Royal Ascot only last month in the shape of Tom Dascombe's Art Of War. He did finish tailed off behind Elite Army in the King George V Stakes but previous maiden efforts had looked full of promise and it's an intriguing decision to see him here rather than continuing his education on the level. The market should reveal all we need to know about stable expectations. Gimme Five, Jazzy Lady and Intermath finished one-two-three at Uttoxeter and the winner can confirm placings despite his mandatory 7lb penalty. Avel Vor is a winning French import for Philip Hobbs who must be respected but GOODBYE DANCER was so impressive when quickening clear to score unchallenged on his Market Rasen debut that he immediately went into the notebook as one to follow until beaten.