Stratford afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Monday, March 11

There's a packed card in Shakespeare's country on Monday afternoon and the Planet Sport tipsters are out in force to give you the tips you need to bash the bookies at Stratford.


We kick off with some details on our four selected horses at Stratford, with a full set of tips from the seven-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


13:50 (Stratford) Swift Hawk

Swift Hawk stands out for Nicholls in the opening Find The Best Odds Oncourse Juvenile Hurdle at Stratford.

He was picked up for 85,000 guineas after showing promise on the Flat when with William Knight and that looked money well spent after he came with a nice run to oblige at Taunton on his jumping debut in late December.

He has been withdrawn from his last three intended starts, but Swift Hawk can now start making up for lost time.


14:50 (Stratford) Mildam

Milldam will not mind the conditions being testing in the Better Value With Racecourse Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle, judged on his past efforts this term.

The going was officially described as heavy for his wins at Ffos Las and Catterick, with Jamie Snowden’s gelding showing a willing spirit to get the better of The Churchill Lad in a fierce battle last time out.


15:20 (Stratford) Pipers Cross

Pipers Cross secured a deserved success at Huntingdon recently and should be there or thereabouts once more in the Alderminster Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle.

After kicking off with a trio of runner-up finishes for her new connections, Robbie Llewellyn’s mare powered home to score by a dozen lengths and will again be coming on strong as others cry enough in tough conditions.


15:50 (Stratford) Force De Frap

Force De Frap looks a force to be reckoned with in the Oncourse Bookmakers Welcome You To Stratford Handicap Chase.

He's bidding for a hat-trick here as he had an easy 15 length success in Bangor and a narrow win at Ludlow in this grade over two miles. 

He's definitely the main danger to current market leader Doyouknowwhatimean and could pip him to the win.


Stratford selections in full:

Stratford: 13:50 Swift Hawk, 14:20 Morning Spirit, 14:50 Mildam, 15:20 Pipers Cross, 15:50 Force De Frap, 16:20 Fil D'Ariane, 16:50 Staff Sergeant Len

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