Stratford

  • 17:50 AGA Dual Control National Open Horse Championship Hunters' Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £1,872 2nd £580 3rd £290 4th £145
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.10s
  • Off time: 17:50:20
17:50 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Utopian (FR) 7/4
2nd Rash Move (IRE) 15/2
3rd Bay To Go (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P121-74 YELLOW, BLACK seams, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Bay To Go (IRE) 17
8 12-4 Mrs H Kemp Miss L Akinci (7) 110 50/151.00
2 215/41-1 Royal Blue, Maroon epaulets Utopian (FR) 15
Distance Winner
6 12-4 h David Dunsdon Mr D H Dunsdon 118 7/42.75
3 P783-58 Primrose, Purple cross belts and sleeves, White cap Himalayan Express 15
10 12-0 Mrs D Plunkett Mr J Martin (5) 107 66/167.00
4 4P/11-12 Light blue, red triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Overlut (FR) 16
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-0 Miss H Lewis Miss H Lewis (7) 113 10/111.00
5 21PP-2P Royal blue, cerise hoop, armlets and cap Piment D'estruval (FR) 13
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 12-0 Mrs K Smith-Maxwell Mr J Smith-Maxwell (7) 122 40/141.00
6 42P-933 Light blue and white check, dark blue sleeves and cap Tiermore (IRE) 6
10 12-0 p R E Luke Mr E David (7) 105 66/167.00
7 PP53P-3 White, light blue spots, striped sleeves, white cap Archie Boy (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
12 11-10 pt R Potter Mr D Lordan (7) 103 25/126.00
8 12131-1 Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, checked sleeves Byerley Bear (IRE) 26
9 11-10 R Chanin Miss Leanda Tickle (7) 119 5/23.50
9 239-433 Pink, black disc, pink sleeves, black spots and cap Delta Borget (FR) 9
9 11-10 L Jefford Mr W Biddick 103 14/115.00
10 754/4P-3 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Joker Choker (IRE) 16
9 11-10 Nicky Martin Miss V Wade (7) 123 12/113.00
11 P7/PP2-2 Maroon, white stripe, quartered cap Oldrik (GER) 25
Distance Winner
11 11-10 pt Miss C Evans Miss Charlotte Evans (7) 115 50/151.00
12 85P7S-5 Royal Blue and Dark Blue check Posh Trip 25
9 11-10 Lady R Blandford Conor Smith (7) 150/1151.00
13 3/323-11 Pale Blue, Scarlet cap Rash Move (IRE) 4
13 11-10 F Hutsby Mr T Ellis (3) 117 15/28.50
14 2R1-64P Purple, White cross belts Smugglers' Run (IRE) 4
13 11-10 A Campbell Mr J Launchbury (7) 200/1201.00
15 PP5P-32 Dark blue, red star, white sleeves and cap Empyrean (USA) 12
6 11-3 p1 Mrs Annabel Wheatley Harrison Beswick (7) 200/1201.00

Verdict

There wouldn't be a dry eye in the house if Hannah Lewis can boot home Overlut to a third successive victory in the race but a recent defeat in a Ladies Open at Cothelstone was unexpected and it may be prudent to look elsewhere. BYERLEY BEAR was a proven soft ground performer when trained by Henry De Bromhead and he's been a safe conveyance in his new career, latterly winning an event at Holincote, so he gets the nod. Rash Move was third in last year's Foxhunters at Aintree, and having been in good form between the Flags in recent weeks, Fred Hutsby's veteran has plenty to recommend him despite advancing years. Utopian was second to More Of That in a maiden hurdle at Folkestone a couple of years ago and despite a couple of mistakes, he has already landed Hunters events at Fakenham and Fontwell.