Nottingham

  • 16:50 Bet Totepool At Totesport.com Handicap1m 75y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 55.78s
  • Off time: 16:51:22
16:50 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Raglan (IRE) 40/1
2nd Chateau Zara 16/1
3rd Tilsworth Glenboy 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 8966- Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap All Moving Parts (USA) 169
3 9-4 J S Wainwright P Mulrennan 70 66/167.00
2 (10) 509- Royal Blue, Yellow braces, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Yellow cap On The Cusp (IRE) 166
3 9-4 M A Jarvis N Callan 70 11/112.00
3 (2) 523435- Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Interakt 204
3 9-3 M R Channon A Munro 69 8/19.00
4 (9) 032- Red and emerald green diabolo, halved sleeves, red cap Primo De Vida (IRE) 171
3 9-2 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 68 7/18.00
5 (13) 0578- Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap High Holborn (IRE) 211
3 9-1 b1 Miss J R Tooth P Fitzsimons 73 18/119.00
6 (8) 1 Royal Blue, White hoop, striped sleeves Rubi Dia 54
3 8-13 M Johnston J Fanning 65 3/14.00
7 (4) 77-3 Emerald green, black and emerald green halved sleeves, black and emerald green quartered cap Stratton Banker (IRE) 50
3 8-13 t1 S C Williams T E Durcan 65 20/121.00
8 (3) 05-3 Emerald Green, Dark Blue stripe and armlets Tilsworth Glenboy 81
3 8-13 J R Jenkins R Hughes 65 11/112.00
9 (12) 06-4 Red, Dark Blue stripe, halved sleeves, Black cap Tell Halaf 22
3 8-13 M L W Bell J P Spencer 65 5/23.50
10 (6) 3307- BLACK, WHITE hollow box and star on cap Lord Raglan (IRE) 156
3 8-10 J R Weymes T P Queally 62 40/141.00
11 (1) 2076-74 Pink, royal blue seams, pink cap Sixties Rock 72
3 8-5 J A Glover C Catlin 57 22/123.00
12 (11) 9-756 Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, check cap Chateau Zara 36
3 8-4 C G Cox J P Fahy (7)(ex3) 56 16/117.00
13 (7) 090- White and Dark Green diamonds, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Choc'a'moca (IRE) 162
3 8-4 D Carroll Catherine Gannon 45 66/167.00

Verdict

If choosing potential over experience then Rubi Dia is the one for you. However, PRIMO DE VIDA is also interesting on his handicap debut and, as he has already shown he is capable of more improvement, the Ralph Beckett-trained gelding edges the vote for the main play on this occasion. Tell Halaf is another on an upwards curve and, as the stable scored with a similar type at Yarmouth on Monday, it's safe to assume Michael Bell has his string in good order. It's also notable that Jamie Spencer has ridden more winners for the yard than anyone else over the last five seasons, so everything looks in place for a bold effort today. Rubi Dia got the better of more knowledgeable rivals when scooting up in a Southwell maiden in February. Today's step up in trip shouldn't be an issue and it would hardly be a bolt from the blue if the Mark Johnston-trained colt bolted in here. However, Primo De Vida has very little to find to get competitive and, as he has plenty of scope from a mark of just 68, the son of Fair Trade is the one taken to exploit any weakness shown by the Johnston horse.