Stratford Bookmakers Day Mares' Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 2.90s
  • Off time: 13:55:08
Full result
Result 13:55 Stratford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 My Flora 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 20/P343-
Black, red and orange diabolo on sleeves, red cap Queens Bay 430
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 20/P343-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 114 11/2
2 P3-2454
Black, yellow seams, black sleeves, yellow spots, black cap, yellow star My Flora 73
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: P3-2454
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 114 5/4f
3 122462
Royal Blue and Black check, White sleeves and cap Me And Ben (IRE) 25
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 122462
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 t F M O'Brien A P Cawley 105 15/8
4 751934
Light blue, yellow star, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, yellow star Carhue Princess (IRE) 65
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 751934
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 T Symonds Felix De Giles (ex2) 88 7/1

In depth

Verdict

Me And Ben has been harshly raised 8lb for her neck second at Leicester but Queen's Bay has the scope to figure if she's fully wound-up following a lay-off and makes more appeal than Carhue Princess, tailed off on her chasing bow at Ludlow. MY FLORA has won four hunter chases, including two around here. That experience could be vital and, as she's been eased a little in the weights, Dan Skelton's 10-year-old gets the nod.

Formwatch

My Flora 25-1 (11-9) Towards rear, headway 12th, stayed on in 4th, one pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Ifyousayso (11-7) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.

Carhue Princess (IRE) 18-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, led until 2nd, chased leader until after 8th, outpaced next, continued tailed off, went poor 4th post, 4th of 11, 50l behind Buywise (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.

Me And Ben (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, steady headway from 9th, went 2nd 2 out, ridden flat, 2 lengths down flat, rallied towards finish, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Lord Fox (10-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.

Queens Bay 15-2 (10-9) Led after 1st, headed 3rd, mistake 7th, beaten 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Violin Davis (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan '13.