Mark Woodward 40th Birthday Celebration Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.90s
  • Off time: 16:21:13
Full result
Result 16:20 Stratford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Bawden Rocks 9/1
2nd 8 The Kings Assassin 3 3/1
3rd 1 Tenmoku 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0/38695-
Mauve and White diamonds, striped sleeves, White cap Tenmoku 27
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 0/38695-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (3) 103 12/1
2 257130-
Royal blue, red chevron, red and royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Castle Beach (IRE) 53
  • T:Robert Stephens
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 257130-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 t Robert Stephens G Sheehan 102 20/1
3 76/463-
Yellow, emerald green cross of lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap Barista (IRE) 8
  • T:B Forsey
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 76/463-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 B Forsey C O'Farrell 102 10/1
4 P67845-
Pink and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, purple cap, pink diamonds Rattleandrun (IRE) 27
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: P67845-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9h
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 h B G Powell Brendan Powell 100 20/1
5 6P7323-
Emerald Green, Royal Blue stripe, hooped sleeves and cap Hot Whiskey (IRE) 35
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Jason Kiely
  • Form: 6P7323-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 t Tim Vaughan Jason Kiely (7) 100 7/4f
6 4F5F8-0
Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap Bawden Rocks 15
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 4F5F8-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 98 9/1
7 PF82U-P
EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Killegney 12
  • T:M Gates
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: PF82U-P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 p M Gates Peter Carberry (3) 88 16/1
8 P9U67-1
Maroon, yellow seams and sleeves, hooped cap The Kings Assassin (IRE) 16
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: P9U67-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 C Gordon M Goldstein 88 3/1
9 6/15340-
Dark Green and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Falcon's Present 26
  • T:J R Weymes
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 6/15340-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 J R Weymes S Twiston-Davies 88 10/1

In depth

Verdict

Hot Whiskey has been placed in his last three runs off today's mark and seems sure to be thereabouts again under a 7lb claimer. Barista was placed over 7f on the Flat earlier this month but this is a much different test and both Tenmoku and Falcon's Present are proving disappointing over timber. THE KINGS ASSASSIN rallied impressively to score at Fontwell earlier this month. That was a big step up on previous efforts but he wasn't unfancied and has the scope to follow up in this slightly better grade.

Formwatch

Bawden Rocks 50-1 (11-0) Hampered 1st, always well behind, 10th of 13, 39l behind Germany Calling (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gd.

The Kings Assassin (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Prominent, led after 8th, headed 2 out, 4th and looked beaten last, rallied flat, switched left and ran on well to lead close home, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Marico (10-12) by 1/2l, 15 ran.

Tenmoku 12-1 (10-11) Led first, clear 3rd, hit 7th, headed between 3 out and 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 8, 40l behind Rattlin (11-3) at Market Rasen 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.

Barista (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up, took keen hold, not fluent 4th or 5th, stayed on from 2 out, went 3rd flat, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Western Approaches (10-13) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Dec.

Rattleandrun (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th or 7th, some headway before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 28l behind Should I Stay (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.

Hot Whiskey (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on inside, mistake 8th, ridden 2 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Jimmy The Jetplane (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.

Castle Beach (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Prominent until weakened approaching 3 out, 11th of 15, 44l behind Withy Mills (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.

Killegney 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along after 5th, lost place 7th, behind from next, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Epee Celeste (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 8 ran.

Falcon's Present 20-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and beaten when mistake 3 out, 10th of 17, 36l behind Rayadour (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.