Stratford

  • 17:55 Touch FM Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 70y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.20s
  • Off time: 17:56:45
17:55 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dazibao (FR) 9/4
2nd Hit The Bottle 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 10/ EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap Dazibao (FR) 464
Distance Winner
6 11-5 George Baker A Tinkler 9/43.25
2 5 Red, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, white armlets George Edward (IRE) 70
5 10-12 h M Mullineaux Henry Brooke 16/117.00
3 23/ Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Staar (IRE) 449
5 10-12 Mrs E Bishop Jamie Bargary 12/113.00
4 5 Yellow, Red triple diamond, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Lermoos Legend 50
4 10-10 P Bowen James Bowen 4/15.00
5 Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Hit The Bottle
4 10-3 t1 F O'Brien P J Brennan 11/102.10

Verdict

DAZIBAO has presumably had problems as he's been absent for over 450 days but was thought good enough when last seen to contest the Grade 2 bumper at the Grand National meeting. He'd previously made a winning debut at Lingfield and this doesn't look a tough race to return in. Hopefully the market will speak well of him. Lermoos Legend and George Edward were well beaten on debut but should come on for the experience and Staar is another long-term absentee after showing ability in a couple of point-to-point runs. Fergal O'Brien has a fair strike rate in bumpers and Hit The Bottle wouldn't need to be anything special to play a leading role on debut.