• 16:55 Marco's New York Italian Stratford Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.10s
  • Off time: 16:55:10
16:55 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Owner Occupier 16/1
2nd Isthereadifference (IRE) 7/4
3rd Lodgician (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5U4P0P- White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Try Catch Me (IRE) 193
9 11-12 Mrs A Batchelor M J Quinlan (3) 96 12/113.00
2 72P60-6 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Lodgician (IRE) 46
Course Winner
12 11-7 vt N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (5) 91 16/117.00
3 F797-60 Olive Green, Light Blue sleeves, hooped cap Topthorn 49
Distance Winner
8 11-6 M R Bosley Mr Z Baker (7) 90 33/134.00
4 42308-4 Yellow, Light Green armlets Pure Anticipation (IRE) 57
9 11-6 v Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 90 5/16.00
5 1630-22 Dark Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red and White striped cap Isthereadifference (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-3 bt N P Mulholland R Johnson 87 7/42.75
6 23-PF86 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Apache Dawn 12
10 10-9 t A Sadik Lee Edwards 79 20/121.00
7 36U-336 Black and red diabolo, white sleeves, black and red quartered cap Owner Occupier 19
9 10-9 C Gordon Tom Cannon 79 16/117.00
8 13/P5-89 Dark Blue, Purple seams, striped cap Sumner (IRE) 11
Course Winner
10 10-7 pt W Davies C Poste 77 25/126.00
9 2646-31 Light Blue, White hoops and armlets Mr Robinson (FR) 26
Course Winner
7 10-6 B R Summers T E Whelan (3) 76 5/23.50
10 5157/P9 Black, light green hoop No More Prisoners (IRE) 11
14 10-0 pt Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt J Stevenson (7) 64 100/1101.00


MR ROBINSON and Isthereadifference had a similar contest between them here over 2f further in mid-June and strictly on revised ratings, the runner-up has a strong claim to reverse placings and go one better in an equally modest affair. However, the winner that day created quite a good impression in landing his first success under Rules and could become a significantly better chaser than hurdler. He's still on a perfectly good mark for Rob Summers and Trevor Whelan has caught the eye on more than one occasion during the summer and is becoming an accomplished performer. It's hard to enthuse over the rest as they all appear out of form and Pure Anticipation is merely a token each-way choice.