Stratford

  • 16:50 Bu Grand Cru Classes Handicap Hurdle2m 6f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 35.40s
  • Off time: 16:52:21
16:50 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Area Access (IRE) 3/1
2nd Killegney 50/1
3rd Gorey Lane (IRE) 11/2
4th Sterling Gent (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-P8740 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Unknown Legend (IRE) 20
7 11-12 h A Middleton James Banks (5) 100 33/134.00
2 PF3932 Orange and White (quartered), White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon cap Gorey Lane (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
8 11-10 v J R Norton Daragh Bourke (7) 98 11/26.50
3 2-53437 Orange and Dark Green (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Dougalstar (FR) 26
5 11-7 S Curran M Hamill (10) 95 25/126.00
4 77563P/ Emerald green, dark blue sleeves and cap Ovthenight (IRE) 758
9 11-7 p R Curtis Mr F Tett (7) 95 100/1101.00
5 823-704 Emerald Green, White cross belts and sleeves, striped cap Petit Fleur 104
12 11-7 J S Smith Sam Twiston-Davies 95 20/121.00
6 3-43769 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Sterling Gent (IRE) 114
7 11-7 L Corcoran P J Brennan 95 14/115.00
7 1-00812 Emerald Green and Red (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Red armlets, White cap Area Access (IRE) 12
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 C J Mann Harry Bannister (7) 92 3/14.00
8 9-0P9 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Royalracket (IRE) 17
6 11-4 P R Webber James Best (3) 92 28/129.00
9 724P51 BLACK, YELLOW stars, WHITE sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Fidelor (FR) 16
8 11-4 t A M Hales Killian Moore (5) 92 16/117.00
10 P566PP White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars Hassadin 39
8 11-0 b1 M Blake Josh Wall (7) 88 12/113.00
11 70PP/72 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Barnack 6
8 10-13 t Mrs P Sly Kielan Woods (3) 87 5/16.00
12 40-4500 Light blue, light green spots Agent Fedora 114
6 10-12 t K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 86 9/110.00
13 4PFPF8 EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Killegney 34
10 10-11 p M Gates Peter Carberry (3) 85 50/151.00
14 3-4005P Black and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Romney Marsh 83
Distance Winner
13 10-11 R Curtis Hadden Frost 85 50/151.00
15 155963 Yellow, Royal Blue stripe, armlets and cap Clues And Arrows (IRE) 65
6 10-10 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 84 7/18.00
16 3P/2550 White, Purple spots, Purple sleeves, White spots Landenstown Pearl (IRE) 26
8 10-6 Mrs S J Humphrey C O'Farrell 80 25/126.00

Verdict

This is a modest handicap and no better than the conditionals' race Fidelor won at Towcester earlier in the month. Though he doesn't appeal as a particularly progressive type and is 3lb higher now. Area Access couldn't follow up his Taunton success at Southwell and has gone up a further 7lb since but there are possibilities about Kelso second Gorey Lane. CLUES AND ARROWS was showing his first sign of ability when third at Fakenham. The longer trip is sure to see him in an even better light and he's getting weight from some thoroughly exposed and ordinary handicappers here.