Stratford

  • 16:10 Old Tannery Whisky Handicap Chase2m 213y

  • Winner £14,620 2nd £4,293 3rd £2,146 4th £1,073
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.80s
  • Off time: 16:11:31
16:10 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mcgroarty (IRE) 15/8
2nd Dandridge 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 33-1451 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Mcgroarty (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-12 t Dr R D P Newland S Bowen 145 15/82.88
2 P/6P-314 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Demi Sang (FR) 21
Distance Winner
6 11-4 p B Haslam R P McLernon 137 5/16.00
3 2095-14 Brown, White cross belts, White sleeves, Brown armlets, Brown and White striped cap Capital Force (IRE) 37
8 10-11 t M Keighley R Johnson 130 11/43.75
4 4135-54 Royal blue, light green star, light green sleeves, royal blue stars and cap Capitoul (FR) 13
Distance Winner
7 10-11 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 130 7/24.50
5 328-336 Purple, white sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, white star Dandridge 19
10 10-4 bt C E Longsdon J J Burke 123 15/28.50
Non runners
661203-6Mercian King (IRE)810-0Miss Amy MurphyNon Runner117

Verdict

Mcgroarty sets the form standard but has shown two ways of running this term and consequently is hard to predict. Beaten 60 lengths on his penultimate start, he came back to post his best effort of the season when beating a small but talented field at Uttoxeter at Class 2 level. He is tempting but if we forgive DANDRIDGE for a modest effort last time here, the Longsdon inmate has a definite shout off a mark of 123 as he was rated 137 in April 2018. He's come up against the likes of Dolos and Double W's in placed runs in the current campaign, form that reads well. Capital Force has a claim but is also entered on Sunday so Mercian King is preferred for the shortlist.