Nottingham

  • 15:40 E.B.F. Betfred Barry Hills 'Further Flight' Stakes 1m 6f 15y

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 5.90s
  • Off time: 15:40:28
15:40 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Testosterone (IRE) 6/4
2nd Earth Amber 16/1
3rd Handazan (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 301121- Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 169
Distance Winner
4 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 104 9/43.25
3 (3) 6035/23 Red, White hollow box The Bull Hayes (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
7 9-0 p T Coyle Barry McHugh 89 25/126.00
4 (6) 1/39823- Mauve, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Cavaleiro (IRE) 187
4 8-11 M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 97 4/15.00
5 (9) 37/7215- Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Handazan (IRE) 40
4 8-11 p A King T P Queally 98 14/115.00
6 (1) 345/045- Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Jaaryah (IRE) 278
5 8-9 M R Channon Martin Harley 80 66/167.00
7 (8) 151133- Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap, pink spots Lily In Pink 195
5 8-9 J G Portman James Doyle 96 14/115.00
8 (2) 120/056- Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Testosterone (IRE) 172
5 8-9 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 105 6/42.50
9 (4) 612- Mauve, Yellow seams, Yellow cap Earth Amber 250
4 8-6 N J Henderson Andrea Atzeni 88 16/117.00
Non runners
1 (5)411395/Flying Cross (IRE)69-0D PipeNon Runner103

Verdict

Sir Graham Wade developed into a smart performer over middle-distances and further last season, winning six times. He ended the campaign with victory in a Listed race in Nantes but only a nose separated Mark Johnston's grey and CAVALEIRO over this trip at Ascot in October and Marcus Tregoning's four-year-old is 3lb better off here. He began last season with a third in the Derby Trial at Lingfield so goes well fresh and can land this. The Bull Hayes is the only one of these to have seen recent action on the Flat but simply doesn't look good enough while Handazan has been struggling for an extra gear over hurdles. The mare Testosterone could be interesting, however, as she won a Group 3 at Saint-Cloud in 2011 and was highly tried last year.