Stratford

  • 17:20 RSA 'Join A Syndicate' Novices' Handicap Chase2m 3f 98y

  • Winner £4,809 2nd £1,412 3rd £706 4th £450
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.20s
  • Off time: 17:20:07
17:20 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Game Line (IRE) 5/1
2nd Alexander The Grey 10/1
3rd Right Royals Day 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 972F-41 Purple, Yellow armlets Magic River (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-12 vt M F Harris Kevin Jones (3) 105 15/82.88
2 22220-4 Yellow, Black braces, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black star Boy In A Bentley (IRE) 30
9 11-9 pt N P Mulholland T Scudamore 102 9/25.50
3 2261-49 White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars Iniesta (IRE) 26
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-7 M Blake David Bass 100 17/29.50
4 23F-274 Dark blue and royal blue (quartered), dark blue sleeves, white cap Alexander The Grey 8
8 11-6 t G McPherson Miss L M Pinchin (7) 99 10/111.00
5 59-4335 Yellow, dark green star, dark green cap Game Line (IRE) 14
5 10-11 Christian Williams James Bowen 90 5/16.00
6 352-P23 Yellow, Black hoop, spots on sleeves, quartered cap Hurricane Vic 12
9 10-5 R J Armson Mr P Armson (7) 84 5/16.00
7 423/045- Purple, white stars, white and purple hooped sleeves, white cap, purple star Bring Back Charlie 376
9 10-4 N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary 83 16/117.00
9 050-685 Pink and Maroon diamonds, Pink sleeves, Maroon armlets, Pink cap Right Royals Day 23
10 10-0 J L Needham Benjamin Poste 68 33/134.00
Non runners
8547P-22Golander (IRE)910-0J D FrostW T Kennedy76

Verdict

Magic River sets the standard after scoring over course and distance this month but is far from bombproof off topweight. He may well improve further off this 5lb higher mark but is taken on with BOY IN A BENTLEY, albeit not with high levels of confidence. The Mulholland charge isn't straightforward and has always proved tricky to win with but didn't shape at all badly after an absence last time and the best of his chasing efforts suggest he does have the talent to land an ordinary contest such as this for a first win over the larger obstacles. Game Line and Hurricane Vic are running well enough to indicate they could get involved in a tricky if moderate affair.