Stratford

  • 15:40 Join Stratford Racecourse 25 Club Handicap Hurdle3m 2f 83y

  • Winner £6,238 2nd £1,832 3rd £916 4th £458
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 42.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:39
15:40 Stratford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Welsh Paddies (IRE) 2/1
2nd Gardiners Hill (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1F134P Yellow, black hollow box, yellow and white hooped sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Notwhatiam (IRE) 16
9 11-12 t D Skelton Bridget Andrews 135 5/16.00
2 29-4243 Yellow and royal blue (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow and dark blue quartered cap Boreham Bill (IRE) 33
7 11-9 h Miss E C Lavelle Patrick Cowley (5) 132 4/15.00
3 6-13U2F Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap Graasten (GER) 12
7 11-7 G L Moore Joshua Moore 130 16/117.00
4 150-P51 Yellow, Red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap The Welsh Paddies (IRE) 41
7 10-12 p Kerry Lee Richard Patrick (3) 121 2/13.00
5 117765 Light Blue, Red sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Atomic Rumble (IRE) 25
6 10-5 t P Bowen S Bowen 114 9/25.50
6 427322 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Tea Time Fred 113
Course and Distance Winner
10 10-2 p Mrs S Gardner Page Fuller (3) 111 8/19.00
7 135155 Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars Gardiners Hill (IRE) 68
Distance Winner
9 10-1 t D A Rees Aidan Coleman 110 10/111.00

Verdict

Notwhatiam ran in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham but never looked like taking a hand in the finish and was eventually pulled up. This is much easier, though he has a big weight to carry. The Welsh Paddies steps up a grade after returning to winning ways at Huntingdon and the second in that race has been beaten again since. Graasten and Gardiners Hill are arguably better over fences while Tea Time Fred is probably warming up for a summer campaign. BOREHAM BILL tries a new trip but should stay and he was an unlucky loser at Uttoxeter last month when Patrick Cowley lost his irons after jumping the last.