Connect with us

Betting

HOOPER: April Meeting victor bids for five-timer at Stratford

Cheltenham winner Hooper aims for a quintet of successes in Warwickshire today

Published

on

2EAER2K Hooper ridden by jockey Nico de Boinville (left) win The Gamble Responsibly With VBet 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race with Confirmation Bias ridden by jockey Harry Cobden in second at Kempton racecourse. Picture date: Tuesday February 9, 2021.

April Meeting successor Hooper bids for a remarkable fifth win in a row at Stratford on Tuesday evening as he bids for a hat-trick of wins at the Warwickshire track.

888 Promotion

Our NAP of the day has won his two previous starts in the West Midlands for Nicky Henderson and returns bidding for a quintet of successes back-to-back, the last duo of which have arrived since forming a formidable partnership with 7lbs claimer, Ben Ffrench Davis.

WATCH: HOOPER WON HIS LAST START AT STRATFORD IN MAY AND RETURNS LOOKING FOR A THIRD WIN FROM THREE AT THE COURSE [CREDIT: RACING TV]

The son of Rip Van Winkle kickstarted his run at Kempton under Nico de Boinville in a jumpers bumper, before taking advantage of a final-flight faller at Hereford for Aidan Coleman back over hurdles.

Stratford Racecourse General
Stratford’s Tuesday fixture kickstarts at 1:20pm

He then took the Cheltenham Pony Racing Authority Graduates Handicap Hurdle at Prestbury Park a month later, before maintaining his unbeaten Stratford run when upped in trip in May.

Nicky Henderson reading a racecard at the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Hooper is Nicky Henderson’s only representative at Stratford today

With no other Seven Barrows contenders heading to the home of Shakespeare, he is Henderson’s only runner on the card and looks to have been found another solid opening to pass the post first once again.

Advertisement