Stratford

  • 15:20 Grundon Waste Management Handicap Chase2m 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.80s
  • Off time: 15:20:25
15:20 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st City Press (IRE) 6/1
2nd Rockiteer (IRE) 14/1
3rd Health Is Wealth (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/1427-2 Gold, black hoop, black and gold hooped cap Larks Lad (IRE) 27
9 11-12 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 119 6/17.00
2 P/1478P- Yellow, Mauve epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Magical Legend 201
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-11 t S Kerswell T J O'Brien 118 22/123.00
3 1P4-24F Black, black and maroon striped cap Monarch's Way 16
6 11-10 b J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 117 33/134.00
4 294P7-4 Yellow, Red Chevrons, Red Cap Rockiteer (IRE) 33
10 11-10 p H D Daly R Johnson 117 14/115.00
5 112-1F3 Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap City Press (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
7 11-8 pt W Greatrex N D Fehily 115 6/17.00
6 PPP-341 Turquoise, gold spots on body, gold cap Strongbows Legend 8 (ex7)
8 11-7 v C E Longsdon Mr C Deutsch (7) 107 9/43.25
7 2185-23 Yellow, White cap, Dark Blue star Double Chocolate 23
Beaten Favourite
10 11-6 p D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 113 11/112.00
8 225/323- Dark Blue, White chevron, checked sleeves, White cap Suburban Bay 301
Distance Winner
8 11-5 A King Wayne Hutchinson 112 15/28.50
9 37F4-22 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Cruchain (IRE) 18
10 11-0 p D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 107 14/115.00
10 4332-11 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Or d'Oudairies (FR) 18
Distance Winner
11 10-11 t Ferdy Murphy Samantha Drake (5) 104 11/112.00
11 4582-66 Yellow, Orange braces, Yellow and Grey halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Health Is Wealth (IRE) 13
8 10-7 pt C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 100 40/141.00
12 11313-2 Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green cap Farmer Frank 30
Distance Winner
10 10-4 N Kent Harry Haynes 97 20/121.00

Verdict

Or D'Oudaires will have to improve again to complete the hat-trick while Cruchain may not be up to winning in this grade any more. Larks Lad possibly has too much weight while Monarch's Way has been disappointing on the whole over fences. STRONGBOW'S LEGEND went through a rough patch last year but confirmed he was back to his best when winning easily at Southwell last time. A penalty may not be enough to lower his colours here, though market support for either Rockiteer or the returning Suburban Bay would be interesting and City Press isn't out of this either. Double Chocolate possibly need further.