Stratford

  • 18:10 Visit The All New RacingUK.com Handicap Hurdle3m 2f 83y

  • Winner £6,758 2nd £1,984 3rd £992 4th £496
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.20s
  • Off time: 18:10:28
18:10 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Guerrilla Tactics (IRE) 11/8
2nd Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 41P-302 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bassarabad (FR) 30
7 11-13 vt Tim Vaughan R Johnson 111 1001
2 335321- ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Gamain (IRE) 192
Distance Winner
9 11-13 b Mrs J Williams Chester Williams (7) 111 1001
3 0P-561P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 36
Course Winner
10 11-12 p Jonjo O'Neill A P Cawley 110 1001
4 1F4-232 Dark green and brown (quartered), purple sleeves, yellow cap Guerrilla Tactics (IRE) 37
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-8 p1 J Scott Nick Scholfield 106 1001
5 56-U171 Yellow, Dark Blue diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow diamond Flying Verse 44
6 11-5 pt David Dennis David Bass 103 1001
6 6-34536 Emerald green, white hoops, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap Irish Thistle (IRE) 13
11 10-0 p D L Williams Shane Quinlan (7) 73 1001

Verdict

Dreamsoftheatre is very hard to predict but probably due a good run and has won off a higher mark than this in the past. Gamain is a sound stayer but his absence since winning over fences at Wincanton in February is a slight concern. Flying Verse has won two of his last three but both at Southwell and his record elsewhere leaves much to be desired. Irish Thistle hasn’t run over hurdles since 2013 and Bassarabad and GUERRILLA TACTICS (NAP) have also been chasing but the latter was successful over this trip the last time he ran over the smaller obstacles a year ago and he can display his liking for left-handed tracks here.