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Stratford

Sat, 24th Mar 2012
16:55
bordeaux-undiscovered.co.uk Wines At Stratford Novices' Handicap Chase, 2m 7f
4 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £6000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

1 Master Alfredo (GB) (27J)
8 b g Alflora (IRE) - Frosty Mistress (Arctic Lord)
P5F-P36 Camilla & Rosie Nock
Tongue strap

11-12  
102

12/1
Killian Moore (7)
Mrs S Nock

Placed in a chase from nine starts. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Pensnett Bay when sixth of 11 on his latest outing in a chase at Towcester over 2m 6f (good to soft) last month.

2 Amroth Bay (GB) (24J)
8 b g Alflora (IRE) - La Bella Villa (Relkino)
P5P2P3 West Mercia Fork Trucks Ltd

11-6  
96

7/2
S Quinlan
Jennie Candlish

A winner of a NH flat race at 2m on heavy ground, but that win was over two years ago. Third of 12 behind Raphiell beaten 9l at 9-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Southwell over 3m 2f (good) last month.

3 Speedy Directa (GER) (1596F, 3J)
9 b g Areion (GER) - Sourour (IRE) (Ahonoora)
8601F2 Mr Robert Aplin
Visor, Tongue strap

10-10  
86

4/6
Stephen O'Donovan (7)
B G Powell

Winner of seven hurdle races from 2m 3f to 2m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten a nose by Franklin Roosevelt when second of 10 at 5-2fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Hereford over 2m 4f (good) earlier this month.

4 Royal Mile (IRE) (38J)
8 br g Bob's Return (IRE) - Country Style (Town And Country)
4-532P6 Mr Malcolm C Denmark

10-2  
78

9/2
P J Brennan
Ferdy Murphy

Placed in a NH flat race and a chase from 11 starts. Well beaten at 5-1 behind Esteem when sixth of 11 on his latest outing in a chase at Southwell over 2m (good to soft) last month.

Race Verdict

ROYAL MILE receives a decent amount of weight from all rivals and is awarded the vote in the hope that his last two runs can be discarded. Prior to those disappointments, he went down narrowly to Tipsy Indian at Sedgefield, form that would more than good enough if replicated here, and Paddy Brennan is a good booking. The busy Speedy Directa is an interesting chasing newcomer and will be a massive danger if taking to fences. Amroth Bay looks next best.

Selection: Royal Mile        Danger: Speedy Directa        Alternative: Amroth Bay
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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