• 18:20 Sims Garden Machinery Novices' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.10s
  • Off time: 18:20:12
18:20 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rum And Butter (IRE) 4/6


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11220-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Rum And Butter (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
6 11-4 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 4/61.67
2 7/P7P33- Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap Dr Anubis (IRE) 34
9 10-12 Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt R T Dunne (3) 66 150/1151.00
3 12621-2 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Mcllhatton (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 10-12 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 125 11/82.38
4 5215P-5 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap The Jugopolist (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
7 10-12 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 107 40/141.00


Rum And Butter is likely to have plenty of supporters with Tony McCoy heading down to Stratford though he'll need to be at his best to defy the penalty he accrued for a recent victory at Kempton and MCLLHATTON may be able to take his measure. Paul Nicholls' six-year-old was no mug over hurdles with victories at Huntingdon and Fontwell but it appears significant that the trainer hasn't wasted too much time over the smaller obstacles, and this appears to be an ideal starting point. The Jugopolist won a selling hurdle at Leicester for Rebecca Curtis and was well beaten in a similar event at Southwell. Dr Anubis appears impossible to fancy on all known form.