Stratford

  • 15:40 Best Odds Guaranteed With BetVictor Handicap Hurdle2m 70y

  • Winner £6,758 2nd £1,984 3rd £992 4th £496
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.10s
  • Off time: 15:40:40
15:40 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dino Velvet (FR) 7/2
2nd Eceparti (FR) 8/1
3rd Red Tornado (FR) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 40-8214 Red and royal blue (quartered), red sleeves, royal blue armlets, striped cap Red Tornado (FR) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 12-1 C W Fairhurst Henry Brooke 132 1001
2 1-48551 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Dino Velvet (FR) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 129 1001
3 3-1F332 Yellow, emerald green triple diamond and armlets, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Eskendash (USA) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-10 Mrs P Sly Kielan Woods 127 1001
4 40-6628 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Demon D'Aunou (FR) 186
Beaten Favourite
6 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (5) 127 1001
5 12-7106 Emerald green, white hoop, white sleeves, orange armlets and star on white cap Fiesole 20
Distance Winner
7 11-10 h Olly Murphy David England 127 1001
6 5-56013 Maroon, white stripe and armlets, striped cap West To The Bridge (IRE) 75
6 11-9 ht D Skelton Harry Skelton 126 1001
7 118-369 Red, royal blue chevrons, red sleeves, royal blue cap Nayati (FR) 96
Distance Winner
5 11-7 p1 D McCain Jnr B S Hughes 124 1001
8 823517 Black and white (halved), halved sleeves, black and white striped cap Ming Dynasty (FR) 8
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 t G P Cromwell James Bowen 124 1001
10 3142- Black, purple sleeves, red spots The Raven Master (IRE) 533
5 10-12 t D Skelton William Marshall (10) 115 1001
11 31U-974 Emerald green, red star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Eceparti (FR) 63
5 10-9 Miss V Williams Charlie Deutsch 112 1001
12 7611-43 Red, white sash, royal blue cap Ekayburg (FR) 95
Beaten Favourite
5 10-9 p1 D Pipe T Scudamore 112 1001
Non runners
94-32626Volpone Jelois (FR)611-2C GordonNon Runner119

Verdict

Dino Velvet rarely runs two races alike but is more than the capable of following up his defeat of Eskendash at Market Rasen if still in the mood. Red Tornado, who has been running on the all-weather, won over track and trip last summer when trained by Dan Skelton, who runs the returning The Raven Master and West To The Bridge in this. The latter has a chance but Demon D'Aunou lacks a recent run while Ekayburg looked very reluctant at Leicester having also been a beaten favourite earlier at Chepstow. Ming Dynasty was found wanting at Leopardstown after scoring at Naas but could easily bounce back, though we are taking a chance on NAYATI. Though having a first run for Donald McCain, he was a close third behind Grand Sancy off this mark at Chepstow in October and that form would give him every chance in a race like this.