Stratford

  • 15:50 Riverside Bar And Restaurant Handicap Hurdle3m 2f 83y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 47.10s
  • Off time: 15:51:04
15:50 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mighty Leader (IRE) 17/2
2nd Crown Hill (IRE) 9/2
3rd Horace Hazel 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24/758P- Light blue, brown chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Mont Choisy (FR) 115
7 11-12 p1 P Bowen S Bowen 120 10/111.00
2 5P32P1- Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Sun Cloud (IRE) 24
10 11-11 p J M Jefferson B S Hughes 119 7/18.00
3 3/12FP0- ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Tea Time Fred 42
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-6 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (3) 114 11/26.50
4 23223F- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Stay Out Of Court (IRE) 51
6 11-6 p D Pipe T Scudamore 114 7/18.00
5 315115- Black and red (quartered), halved sleeves, black cap, red star Crown Hill (IRE) 48
7 11-5 J Farrelly Brendan Powell 113 9/25.50
6 331F64- Black, beige chevron and armlets Mighty Leader (IRE) 28
9 11-5 ht F O'Brien P J Brennan 113 17/29.50
7 431P6-3 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and star on Red cap Horace Hazel 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-4 A J Honeyball Sam Twiston-Davies 112 15/28.50
8 142232- Dark Blue, Grey hoop, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue and Grey quartered cap Generous Chief (IRE) 23
Course Winner
9 11-3 p G McPherson R Johnson 111 8/19.00
9 1574/F8- White, royal blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Becauseshesaidso (IRE) 138
9 11-2 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 110 16/117.00
10 977P26- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 32
10 10-13 pt Tim Vaughan George Blackwell (7) 107 10/111.00

Verdict

GENEROUS CHIEF is a dour stayer and should be all the better for last month’s second at Huntingdon, his first run since October – the booking of Richard Johnson is an obvious plus. Reverting to hurdles, Sun Cloud ended his long losing run at Perth last month and rates a big danger only 4lb higher. Stay Out Of Court didn’t have much luck last season and should be winning sooner rather than later while Horace Hazel isn’t badly treated on his best form. First Fandango can’t get much lower in the weights and his rider takes off a further 7lb so he could be a threat if allowed to poach a lead on this sharp track but Crown Hill may be in the handicapper’s grip now.