• 19:10 Follow Us On Twitter At Nickswine Juvenile Claiming Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £1,952 2nd £573 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.00s
  • Off time: 19:12:30
19:10 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arctic Reach 5/2
2nd Freedom Flyer (IRE) 7/4
3rd Xenophon 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3 Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Crossword 24
3 11-8 b N B King Alex Merriam (3) 14/115.00
2 4 Orange, Maroon sash Kissing Clara (IRE) 15
3 11-5 Mrs A M Thorpe O Dayman (5) 11/112.00
3 Maroon, yellow star, halved sleeves, maroon and yellow striped cap Dew Reward (IRE) 10
3 11-4 W G M Turner W T Kennedy 6/17.00
4 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, BLACK armlets, BLACK and WHITE hooped cap Freedom Flyer (IRE) 49
Beaten Favourite
3 11-4 B Ellison Danny Cook 7/42.75
5 Red and Royal blue stripes, white sleeves Bobby Dazzler (IRE) 24
3 11-2 Jim Best J M Maguire 13/27.50
6 Orange and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and stars on cap Arctic Reach 8
3 10-12 B G Powell A P McCoy 5/23.50
7 4 Yellow and pink (quartered), yellow sleeves, pink armlets, yellow cap Mint Imperial (IRE) 24
3 10-12 Miss Amy Weaver Mr Richard Collinson (7) 80/181.00
8 R Red, Black hoops, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Snapshott (IRE) 21
3 10-12 M Scudamore S P Jones 100/1101.00
9 Emerald Green, Yellow star, halved sleeves Xenophon 10
3 10-12 t B G Powell Jake Greenall (7) 50/151.00


Crossword finished third on his hurdling debut at Hexham but was beaten a long way by the first two. Still, he finished a distance clear of fourth Mint Imperial and should have no trouble confirming that form. Kissing Clara could improve on her fourth at Market Rasen but it would be no surprise if this went to one of the newcomers. With McCoy booked, it appears that Arctic Reach is the pick of Brendan Powell's two runners but preference is for FREEDOM FLYER. Brian Ellison's stable is flying at present and his gelding can make a winning start over timber at this lowly level if putting a modest effort behind him when favourite at Beverley last month.