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18:20 Stratford

Racing UK First Meeting Live Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 70y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 1.70s
  • Off Time: 18:21:09
  • 8 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
25/1

    1
    Silk - Dark Blue and White hoops, Red and White hooped cap
    • Form P21-29
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-0

    chased leaders on outside, 2nd after 2nd until next, ridden and weakened before 3 out

    2
    Silk - BLACK, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK spots, YELLOW cap
    125/1
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-0

    towards rear, last 3rd, jumped path awkwardly before 4th, soon behind, pulled up before 5th

    3
    Silk - White, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Emerald Green star

    Jackblack

    20 h
    25/1
    • Form 57/33-5
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 110

    held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, ridden 3 out, headway before next, stayed on same pace into 3rd last, no impression

    4
    Silk - Light Blue, Brown cross belts, Brown cap, Light Blue spots

    Jodies Jem

    36 BF
    2/1
    • Form 764-22
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 116

    tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, 2nd before last, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace

    5
    Silk - Red, Emerald Green star
    • Form 47-54
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 108

    tracked leader until after 2nd, stayed handy in chasing pack, 2nd again on last bend, led before last, soon clear

    6
    Silk - White, Purple hoop and sleeves
    • Form 8/F3-6
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 108

    held up towards rear, hampered 1st, headway before 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last

    7
    Silk - Dark blue, red stars, dark blue sleeves and cap
    • Form 3-4
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 109

    pulled hard, jumped right and baulked 1st, held up, headway to lead after 3rd, went clear until not fluent 3 out, headed and weakened after 2 out

    8
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
    5/1
    • Form 3
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    led, not fluent 2nd, headed after next, chased leader, led again after 2 out, headed before last, weakening when mistake at last

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    The form of RITASUN’s third at Fakenham hasn’t worked out but Harry Whittington’s four-year-old is probably capable of better as that was only his fifth run on Turf – he won on both Tapeta and Fibresand on the Flat. Jodies Jem, another all-weather winner, is the form pick on seconds at Market Rasen and Huntingdon and has the highest rating, though lacks an extra gear. Zephyros has been going well on the level lately and has hinted at ability over hurdles so is preferred to Mister Universum and Treasure The Ridge of the others.

    Formwatch

    Damut I'm Out (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Settled behind leaders early, mid-division from 7th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 14, dist behind Sweet Home Chicago (11-4) at Wexford 3m mdn gd in Jun.

    Good Event Goodricke gelding out of Eventuality.

    Jackblack 14-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 22 1/4l behind Golly Miss Molly (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Jun.

    Jodies Jem 4-6fav (11-2) Tracked front pair, went 2nd after 3 out, led next, soon hard pressed, ridden and headed narrowly flat, kept on, held near finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Ocean Jive (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in May.

    Mister Universum (GER) 11-4 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside before 5th, went 2nd 4 out until after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 4th of 8, dist behind Get Rhythm (11-2) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Jun.

    Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, driven and one pace before 2 out, no impression after, 6th of 16, 18 1/2l behind Muffins For Tea (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.

    Zephyros (GER) 8-1 (10-6) Prominent in chasing group, stayed on into 2nd well inside final furlong and closed on winner, not quite get up, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind The Major (11-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

    Ritasun (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Held up in close 4th, challenging in 3rd when not clear run before 2 out, soon switched right, went 2nd soon after last, kept on run-in, no extra and just held near finish, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Gannicus (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mdn (4) gd in Jun.