Tony And Andrea Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) 2m 6f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.50s
  • Off time: 14:05:18
Full result
Result 14:05 Stratford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Dreamsoftheatre 11/10f
2nd 6 Watch House 14/1
3rd 3 Theoystercatcher 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 070-021
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) (ex7) 11
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 070-021
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-4t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 172 12-4 t Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 95 11/10f
2 4674/34-
Black, Emerald Green sleeves, Black cap, Emerald Green spots Bold Tara 434
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:O Garner
  • Form: 4674/34-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 M Keighley O Garner (10) 96 20/1
3 76-7522
Dark Green and Yellow check, White sleeves Theoystercatcher (IRE) 17
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 76-7522
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 93 4/1
4 60508-6
REd, white star, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white stars Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 87
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Donal Devereux
  • Form: 60508-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 P Bowen Donal Devereux 90 7/1
5 65884P-
Royal blue, yellow hoops, yellow and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Leyland (IRE) 122
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 65884P-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5p1
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 p1 Mrs L Hill D Bass 92 8/1
6 P73P42
EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Watch House (IRE) 8
  • T:M Gates
  • J:Miss A Stirling
  • Form: P73P42
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 M Gates Miss A Stirling (7) 85 14/1
7 2B-2891
Royal Blue, White stripe, striped sleeves, check cap Mr Bachster (IRE) 53
  • T:R Lee
  • J:James Jeavons
  • Form: 2B-2891
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 R Lee James Jeavons (10) 83 12/1
8 00-43P
Grey, White seams, Grey sleeves and cap Terntheothercheek 8
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 00-43P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 85 50/1
9 2/F4-P5S
Emerald Green, Yellow chevron, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green and Yellow quartered cap Not A Doctor (IRE) 53
  • T:P Gundry
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 2/F4-P5S
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
10 144 10-4 P Gundry C O'Farrell 74 100/1

In depth

Verdict

Theoystercatcher ran her best race so far when runner-up to Bold Raider at Newton Abbot last time and must have some sort of chance getting 9lb from penalised recent winner Dreamsoftheatre, though Jonjo O'Neill's charge will be helped by Maurice Linehan's claim. Leyland is probably better than he showed in the spring but we might take a chance on the fitness of BOLD TARA, who competed in better company last year and should have no problem with the trip having been placed over 3m1f.

Formwatch

Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, ridden and flashed tail before last, kept on well run-in, won at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul beating Southway Queen (10-6) by 8l, 10 ran.

Watch House (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 3rd, challenged 9th, led 3 out, headed 2 out, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Sovereign Spirit (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.

Theoystercatcher (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Behind, pushed along after 6th, headway under pressure after 3 out, chased leaders on outside next, went 2nd between last 2, ridden and kept on flat, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Bold Raider (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.

Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked clear leader to 5th, outpaced when hampered after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Cawdor House Bert (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.

Not A Doctor (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Bhnd til slpd up bend aft 13, in a race won by Bathwick Scanno (11-7) at Tiverton Staghounds 3m ptp fm in Jun, 10 ran.

Bold Tara 9-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 9l behind Overpriced (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May '12.

Mr Bachster (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Hdwy 4 out; led cl home, won at Tiverton Staghounds 3m ptp fm in Jun beating Derniere Dance (12-0) by shd, 9 ran.

Terntheothercheek 20-1 (10-10) Prominent, lost place 6th, pulled up quickly before next, in a race won by Advisor (11-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 9 ran.

Leyland (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place when jumped slowly 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Mootabar (9-13) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 18 ran.