Stratford

  • 16:15 Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle2m 2f 148y

  • Winner £5,133 2nd £1,507 3rd £754 4th £377
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.60s
  • Off time: 16:15:14
16:15 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lookforarainbow 11/4
2nd Jane Lamb 11/4
3rd Bobble Emerald (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3711/P-P Emerald Green, Black star Bobble Emerald (IRE) 30
11 11-12 pt M Keighley Harry Stock (5) 112 16/117.00
2 0655-24 BLACK and WHITE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, YELLOW cap Lookforarainbow 23
6 11-11 t Sarah Hollinshead Aidan Coleman 111 11/43.75
3 11164-0 Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap King Alfonso 30
10 11-10 D Burchell Mr B R Jones (7) 110 16/117.00
4 63165- Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Lassana Angel 57
5 11-7 hct T R Gretton David Noonan 107 33/134.00
5 2325/3-2 Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Jane Lamb 21
Beaten Favourite
6 11-6 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 106 11/43.75
6 51156-7 Light blue, emerald green stars, light blue sleeves and cap G'day Aussie 23
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-6 pt Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 106 8/19.00
7 36155F- Brown, Emerald Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap Omega Springs (IRE) 166
11 11-4 D L Williams Sam Twiston-Davies 104 40/141.00
8 P40/P9-5 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Foxy Act 17
Distance Winner
8 10-13 C J Down Page Fuller (3) 99 6/17.00
9 23231F- Black, Emerald Green disc, sleeves and cap Scotsbrook Night 279
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-10 t S Lycett M Goldstein 96 4/15.00

Verdict

A case can be made for most in an open handicap but a chance is taken with SCOTSBROOK NIGHT off bottomweight. The obvious concern is that he returns here after a 279-day absence but he is a course and distance winner who has conditions to suit and is expected to progress again from consistent efforts last term. Jane Lamb will be popular for the Skeltons despite an odds-on reversal last time and this drop in trip is expected to prove beneficial based on previous efforts. Lookforarainbow is 0-12 under Rules but his two most recent runs bring him into contention and he is added to the shortlist with trip and ground looking ideal.