Racecards

17:50 Stratford

DC Catering Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 148y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places, Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 25.70s
  • Off Time: 17:50:25
  • 7 Ran
2nd
1

Bleu Et Noir

58 h C
11/8
  • Form: 54F2-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey: Alan Johns

raced keenly, tracked leader, led before 3rd, headed before last, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace in clear 2nd

2
  • Form: 1/7-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

tracked front pair, left 2nd 3 out, poised to challenge after next, led on bit before last, soon clear, easily

3

Magna Cartor

29 BF
7/1
  • Form: 8FP-12F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: D M Loughnane
  • Jockey: A P Cawley

led to before 3rd, tracked leader until blundered badly and unseated rider 3 out

4
200/1
  • Form: /-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: M B Shears
  • Jockey: M J Quinlan

mid-division, lost place 5th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before last

5
  • Form: 5-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Miss J S Davis
  • Jockey: J McGrath

mistake 1st, mid-division, left chasing clear pair 3 out, never a threat, lost remote 3rd after last

6
  • Form: 3PF-195
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Jockey: Lee Edwards

held up behind, struggling before 3 out, tailed off from next

7
  • Form: 45-72P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Trainer: Miss L Blackford
  • Jockey: David Noonan

held up behind, blundered 3rd, left modest 4th 3 out, plugged on to take remote 3rd after last, no chance with clear pair

In depth

Verdict

May's Southwell scorer Magna Cartor looks exposed and was beaten when falling at Uttoxeter last month so this should chiefly concern hat-trick seeking pair Bagad Bihoue and BLEU ET NOIR. Both were very easy winners last time but though the latter is conceding 7lb he has Alan Johns' claim on his side and may just be the stronger on this occasion.

Formwatch

Bleu Et Noir 11-4 (11-5) Raced keenly, made all, left well clear between last two, easily, won at Stratford 2m (4) gs in Jun beating Elysian Prince (10-12) by 28l, 12 ran.

Bagad Bihoue (FR) 7-4 (11-2) Tracked leader, challenged before 2 out, led 2 out, clear before last, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Uber Alles (11-2) by 15l, 9 ran.

Magna Cartor 2-1jfav (11-5) Led, headed when bumped 2nd, soon led again, jumped right 5th, headed before 3 out, disputing 2nd but weakening when fell 2 out, at Uttoxeter 2m (4) gs in Jul.

The Holyman (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, last of 6, 15 1/4l behind Retro Valley (8-12) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jun.

Willy Brennan (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, with leader until after 4th, weakened 2 out, last of 6, dist behind Egypt Mill Rebel (10-12) at Stratford 2m (4) gd in May.

Diamond Lucy (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Always behind, remote 5th 3 out, 5th of 8, dist behind Whatsthatallabout (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) gd in Jul.

Mollylikestoboogie 50-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway before 5th, ridden after 8th, soon weakened, soon pulled up, at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gf in Jul.