Stratford

  • 15:35 Ardencote Destination Spa Selling Hurdle2m 2f 148y

  • Winner £3,184 2nd £935 3rd £467 4th £450
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 30.10s
  • Off time: 15:35:05
15:35 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rakhine State (IRE) 13/8
2nd Doubly Clever (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 37141-5 Royal blue, yellow hoops, sleeves and diamond on cap Rakhine State (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
6 11-10 G Elliott R Johnson 115 13/82.62
2 3664-P1 Black and Pink diabolo, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Pink quartered cap Doubly Clever (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
7 11-6 M Blake Tom Cannon 118 9/25.50
3 16-2332 Emerald Green, White braces, Orange cap Vancouver 12
Distance Winner
7 11-6 N P Mulholland T Scudamore 117 9/25.50
4 506/230 Black, mauve epaulets, hooped sleeves, striped cap Empresario (IRE) 18
10 11-0 t Jake Coulson C J Todd (7) 100 33/134.00
5 9060-46 Royal blue, pink braces, white sleeves, pink and royal blue quartered cap Show And Go (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
10 11-0 bt Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 109 9/43.25
6 44PS/P-8 Red, Mauve sash, White cap Yorkshire Star (IRE) 16
5 11-0 p W G M Turner Harry Kimber (7) 90 28/129.00
7 5 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Unsuspected Girl (IRE) 13
6 10-7 t J M Bradley Charlie Price (7) 50/151.00

Verdict

The top three on the racecard are closely matched on official ratings but Vancouver seems more effective over fences at present and Doubly Clever needs to confirm he's back to form after his win last time which came after a fallow period. RAKHINE STATE was well beaten the last day in a Downpatrick handicap when better was expected but a previous win at Perth and a Clonmel maiden hurdle win earlier in the year appeal as the best form and Gordon Elliott is astute with his raids from Ireland. Show And Go could well prove the main threat as he had useful form with Henry De Bromhead in Ireland and this is only a third start for the Newland yard.