Stratford

  • 17:25 Birmingham Post App Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.50s
  • Off time: 17:25:39
17:25 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Galley Slave (IRE) 11/1
2nd Moyne Nineoseven (IRE) 20/1
3rd Adios Alonso (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/78P-52 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Rocky Elsom (USA) 14
Nag me
7 12-3 t Mrs S Leech James Best 105 11/43.75
2 42667P- Emerald Green, Orange Hoops, Checked Sleeves, white cap Nomadic Dreamer 244
Nag me
11 11-11 Mrs S Leech Freddie Mitchell (3) 99 33/134.00
3 42P-874 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Osorios Trial 12
Nag me
7 11-7 t A Middleton Jake Greenall 95 3/14.00
4 258FPP- White, Orange hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Moyne Nineoseven (IRE) 106
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8 11-6 Noel Quinlan Jack Quinlan 94 20/121.00
5 451-6P0 Emerald Green, Royal Blue disc, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 7
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9 11-2 pt Mrs S Leech Maurice Linehan 90 18/119.00
6 8930-41 Royal blue, white hoops, yellow sleeves, royal blue diamonds Galley Slave (IRE) 12
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9 11-2 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall 90 11/112.00
7 32U7-48 Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Adios Alonso (IRE) 25
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8 10-13 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste 87 9/110.00
8 14223-8 Emerald Green, Maroon cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap Hawk Gold (IRE) 63
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10 10-8 b Miss M P Bryant Kielan Woods 82 16/117.00
9 459-09P Black and Emerald Green (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black spots Howlett (IRE) 36
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6 10-2 D Frankland Trevor Whelan 76 33/134.00
10 0563-77 White, Black disc, White sleeves, Red spots, Black and Red quartered cap Maxdelas (FR) 14
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8 10-2 ht R Brotherton Killian Moore 76 8/19.00
11 88/P86-6 Black, Gold hooped sleeves, Pink cap Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 21
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6 10-0 A Whitehead Josh Wall (3) 69 13/27.50
12 PU/F4U6- Black, White disc, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Massachusetts 346
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7 10-0 t1 B R Summers Jake Hodson (3)(ex2) 66 33/134.00

Verdict

Like so many of Michael Chapman's string, Galley Slave keeps on coming back for more but the nine-year-old finally gained due reward when striding away from his field to score here last time by nine lengths over a furlong shy of 3m on the 130th start of a career under both codes for a first success since the summer of 2011. The response from the handicapper to raise him 12lb reads as a ludicrous over-reaction and is likely to prevent this follow-up mission over half a mile shorter. Rocky Elsom's second to a Dr Newland 'good thing' in Jazz Man at Uttoxeter is the best piece of recent individual form on offer and he should give a good account off 12-3, although his yard rather confuse matters by fielding three here. In the circumstances we'll take a punt on OSORIOS TRIAL, who showed up well last time until fading late on in a much better race won by Uriah Heep at this track. He's down to a feasible mark of 95, off which he should be competitive in such company.