Stratford

  • 16:35 IJF Jack Berry House Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.21s
  • Off time: 16:35:23
16:35 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Don Padeja 5/1
2nd Focail Maith 3/1
3rd Marju's Quest (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6/1212P- Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue and orange chevrons on sleeves Lyssio (GER) 268
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Jim Best Brendan Powell 115 5/16.00
2 5251-33 Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Focail Maith 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 b N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 115 3/14.00
3 2725U-U White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Tangolan (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-9 P W Middleton R Johnson 112 9/25.50
4 63-2 Royal Blue, Red Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Don Padeja 37
Nag me
4 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 112 5/16.00
5 51U575- Orange, Maroon sash Faith Jicaro (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 J Groucott Harry Challoner (3) 109 25/126.00
6 46857-P Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Marju's Quest (IRE) 31
Nag me
4 11-3 David Dennis W Kennedy 109 16/117.00
7 F75735- Dark Blue, White chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Sleep In First (FR) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 p J Ewart Ryan Mania 105 16/117.00
8 3242P-8 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Osorios Trial 37
Nag me
7 10-11 h A Middleton C Poste 100 12/113.00
9 57-23 Orange and beige diamonds, beige sleeves, orange diamonds, orange and beige quartered cap Danisa 19
Nag me
5 10-11 t D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 100 5/16.00

Verdict

The four-year-old Marju's Quest would be interesting if the ground got any quicker. Tangolan hasn't shown much so far for Phil Middleton but was placed twice in Ireland last year and Don Padeja showed his turn wasn't far away when only beaten half-a-length by Mandy's Boy at Ludlow last month. Sleep In First is well treated on his chase form but is 0-17 over hurdles. FAITH JICARO had a pipe-opener on the Polytrack earlier this month. She has the past form to suggest she'll go well here and is preferred to the consistent Focail Maith on today's terms.