Stratford

  • 17:20 Coventry Telegraph Handicap Chase2m 213y

  • Winner £4,809 2nd £1,412 3rd £706 4th £450
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.20s
  • Off time: 17:20:13
17:20 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Alfonso 6/1
2nd Atlantic Storm (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F-P1132 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Regulation (IRE) 12
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-8 N B King Bryony Frost 120 2/13.00
3 3112PP/ Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star Little Pop 590
Distance Winner
11 11-6 ht N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 118 10/111.00
4 13-5562 Orange, yellow diamond, orange sleeves, grey stars Hidden Charmer (IRE) 12
7 11-3 bt R G Hawker R Johnson 115 5/23.50
5 164-053 Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap King Alfonso 16
Distance Winner
10 11-3 D Burchell Mr B R Jones (7) 115 6/17.00
6 543-351 Maroon and light blue check, hooped sleeves Atlantic Storm (IRE) 12
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 t B R Summers James Best 112 5/23.50
Non runners
245206-3Royal Plaza811-7Mrs K StephensMr Joshua Newman119

Verdict

The recent course and distance success of Atlantic Storm came rather out of the blue but he's only a seven-year-old and is going to be dangerous if Rob Summers has found the key to him as he receives weight all round. He is 2lb worse though off with REGULATION for under a length and it would not rate as a shock if the topweight, consistent and reliable, reversed placings. The King charge gets on well with Bryony Frost and seems most likely to run his race. Royal Plaza seems in the grip of the handicapper and Little Pop has been off for nearly 600 days, so Hidden Charmer could emerge as the main danger after a good run here latest and Richard Johnson is booked. King Alfonso returns to fences for the first time since October but shaped well over hurdles at Cartmel last month.