Stratford

  • 14:25 Shakespeare Media Juvenile Hurdle2m 70y

  • Winner £4,159 2nd £1,221 3rd £611 4th £450
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.20s
  • Off time: 14:25:25
14:25 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st What Will Be (IRE) 15/8
2nd Maria Magdalena (IRE) 12/1
3rd Pola Chance (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 8 Red and black check, pink sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap Andaleep (IRE) 23
3 10-12 G McPherson Kielan Woods 25/126.00
2 - Yellow, red cross belts, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow and red hooped cap Justice Shallow (FR) 56
3 10-12 A Berry T J Phelan 200/1201.00
3 - Dark blue, white stars, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Maktay 34
3 10-12 D G Bridgwater Tom Cannon 100/1101.00
4 6 Royal blue, white chevrons, white and royal blue quartered cap Milldean Felix (IRE) 23
3 10-12 v Suzi Best T Scudamore 25/126.00
5 - Yellow and dark blue diamonds, yellow sleeves Smoki Smoka (IRE) 9
3 10-12 D McCain Jnr Sam Twiston-Davies 16/117.00
6 - Maroon, black star, black and maroon quartered cap So I'm Told (IRE) 26
3 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 16/117.00
7 3 Yellow, black horse, yellow sleeves, black seams, yellow cap, black tassel Two Blondes (IRE) 23
3 10-12 D McCain Jnr W T Kennedy 4/15.00
8 3 Red, large white spots, black cap War Eagle (IRE) 30
3 10-12 p Ian Williams T J O'Brien 8/19.00
9 2 Dark green, light blue star, light blue sleeves, dark green stars, dark green cap, light blue stars What Will Be (IRE) 23
3 10-12 Olly Murphy R Johnson 15/82.88
10 Orange, Black Cross of Lorraine Galice Macalo (FR)
3 10-5 Mrs J Williams Lizzie Kelly (3) 10/111.00
11 72 Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, black sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamonds Maria Magdalena (IRE) 30
3 10-5 A M Hales Mr J Brace (7) 12/113.00
12 - Royal blue, yellow stars, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Pinkie Pie (IRE) 19
3 10-5 A Crook J Kington 66/167.00
13 4 Mauve, White sash, hooped sleeves, White cap Pola Chance (FR) 23
3 10-5 h N J Hawke David Noonan 7/18.00

Verdict

Probably the most competitive juvenile hurdle run to date. What Will Be, Two Blondes and Pola Chance came home second, third and fifth at Market Rasen behind Whiskey And Water with little between them at the business end. All will revolve around which makes the greatest progress from that first run. Similarly, Maria Magdalena and WAR EAGLE were second and third in the Aintree contest won by Must See The Doc but placings could be reversed. The selection, a winner on the level for John Gosden, looked green on debut and should improve considerably for the run. The market should sort out the newcomers with Galice Macalo making most appeal on paper. 3.00