Nottingham

  • 17:20 Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders' Handicap 1m 6f 15y

  • Winner £1,872 2nd £580 3rd £290 4th £145
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places in the back straight.)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 15.72s
  • Off time: 17:20:33
17:20 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soundbyte 8/1
2nd Taste The Wine (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 54234-1 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Sacred Square (GER) 7 (ex6)
4 11-6 b D McCain Jnr Mr H Stock 65 4/51.80
4 (10) 412452 Black, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Yellow cap, Black star Taste The Wine (IRE) 5
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 t B J Llewellyn Jordan Williams (3) 62 7/18.00
6 (11) 639508- Dark blue, orange chevron, red sleeves, red cap, orange star Star Of Mayfair (USA) 259
4 10-5 T Jarvis Miss T Sutherland (3) 56 25/126.00
7 (4) 234-796 Red and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves and cap Volcanic Jack (IRE) 7
6 10-4 M C Chapman Miss J Walton 55 20/121.00
8 (8) 13-4485 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, striped cap Candelita 20
7 10-3 M Sheppard Stan Sheppard (3) 54 10/111.00
9 (2) 285425 BLACK, YELLOW stars, WHITE sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Ogaritmo 18
5 10-1 t A M Hales Mr Nicholas Meek (3) 52 7/18.00
10 (3) 65/4523 Light Green, White stars, Light Green cap Soundbyte 37
9 10-0 v J Gallagher Mr M Haddock (3) 51 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (6)83-1542Frosty Berry510-13P T MidgleyMr A French64
3 (7)259317Scribe (IRE)610-13Andrew TurnellMiss B Hampson64
5 (1)360-462Zarosa (IRE)510-5John BerryMiss K Margarson56
11 (5)3870/7-4Oliver's Gold69-9M WalfordMiss E Todd45

Verdict

Harry Stock has proved a fine man to follow in amateur rider events of late and the youngster can boot home SACRED SQUARE in the finale. The former William Haggas inmate was a ready winner at Brighton last week, and on the face of it, a mandatory 6lb penalty should not be enough to prevent a repeat. Zarosa seemed to go well for a lady amateur at Carlisle and it could be significant that John Berry has elected to book Katie Margarson on this occasion. Taste The Wine is a previous course and distance winner and were the ground to remain on the softer side, Bernard Llewellyn's gelding would be a major player. Frosty Berry is far from the most prolific of winners though she has at least the benefit of being regularly partnered by this afternoon's rider, while Scribe raced far too freely last time and that disappointing effort can be safely overlooked.