Stratford

  • 20:25 W S Recycling Stratford Foxhunters Champion Hunters' Chase 3m 4f

  • Winner £14,990 2nd £4,682 3rd £2,340 4th £1,170
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 25.70s
  • Off time: 20:25:52
20:25 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Paint The Clouds 6/4
2nd Shoreacres (IRE) 25/1
3rd Foundry Square (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 221-23U Red, yellow stripe and armlets Bermuda Boy (FR) 9
9 12-0 t S Flook Jamie Hamilton 105 100/1101.00
2 11031-1 Dark Blue and Mauve (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Mauve armlets Certain Flight (IRE) 26
9 12-0 K J Cumings Mr W Biddick 118 28/129.00
3 42111-2 Scarlet, black sleeves, maroon cap Current Exchange (IRE) 30
9 12-0 Mrs S Crow Mr P Gerety 120 9/110.00
4 2P21-21 Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Foundry Square (IRE) 15
8 12-0 p S Flook Miss G Andrews 129 8/19.00
5 111P/11- Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Paint The Clouds 47
Course Winner
9 12-0 W Greatrex Mr S Waley-Cohen 130 6/42.50
6 46/114-2 Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Pearlysteps 30
Beaten Favourite
11 12-0 H D Daly Mr O Greenall 132 5/23.50
7 141-131 Pink, light blue stripe and armlets, light blue and pink check cap Rosies Peacock 5
11 12-0 D H Llewellyn Mr J F Mathias 98 50/151.00
8 01P/12-2 Beige, Beige and Black check sleeves, Black cap Shoreacres (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
11 12-0 Mrs Gillian Jones Miss H Lewis 121 25/126.00
10 9/1211-2 Black and red check, striped cap Vital Plot (USA) 28
10 12-0 t L Kenny Mr J J Codd 114 6/17.00
Non runners
951211-1Start Royal (FR)1012-0A HillMr J E Tudor114

Verdict

This prize has been won by some illustrious names in the past and FOUNDRY SQUARE can join them tonight. The eight-year-old showed ability under Rules for Nigel Twiston-Davies prior to joining Steve Flook, and he confirmed himself very much in contention for this prize with a convincing success at Fakenham. Paint The Clouds will be popular with Sam Waley-Cohen aboard and he dotted up at the course recently despite racing too keenly throughout. Pearlysteps was not disgraced in defeat to Universal Soldier at Cheltenham and if further rain came he would have very obvious claims. Vital Plot would have got closer at Punchestown had he not blundered at the last, and having scored by a distance on his previous start between the Flags he's one to note in the market.