Nottingham

  • 18:40 Corporate Reliability DG Taxis Handicap5f 13y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.57s
  • Off time: 18:41:06
18:40 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Desert Ace (IRE) 8/1
2nd Naivasha 7/2
3rd Royal Warrior 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 137-387 Purple and red diabolo, white cap, purple diamond Desert Ace (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 pt C G Cox Ryan Tate (5) 83 8/19.00
2 (3) 210040 White, Purple cap Oriental Relation (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 b J G Given D Swift 82 20/121.00
3 (4) 44-31 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Saakhen (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 t R A Fahey T Hamilton 80 4/15.00
4 (5) 3152-00 White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Hatha Hooh 32
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 I Mohammed Michael J M Murphy (3) 79 14/115.00
5 (6) 721-5 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Royal Birth 8
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-2 S C Williams D Nolan 78 8/19.00
6 (2) 87716-6 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Hopefilly (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-2 Ed Walker Martin Harley 78 8/19.00
7 (1) 445415 Light blue, black hoop, light blue sleeves, black stars, black cap, light blue star Royal Warrior 4
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 A J McCabe J P Fahy 78 25/126.00
8 (9) 7-211 White, Yellow seams, Red cap Naivasha 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 h R M H Cowell T E Durcan 75 7/24.50
9 (7) 17-54 White, red seams, red and white check sleeves and cap Distant Past 43
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 K A Ryan T Eaves 73 6/17.00
10 (8) 144-247 Light Blue, Dark Blue triple diamond Captain Whoosh (IRE) 8
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-10 p1 Tom Dascombe C Catlin 72 10/111.00

Verdict

NAIVASHA faces her toughest assignment yet but has looked a progressive and speedy filly the last twice when scoring with something in hand on both occasions, in doing so suggesting that she will be competitive here off a mark of 75. Saakhen will find this a very different challenge to one he faced when scoring on the Fibresand last time but has shown enough on three Turf starts to indicate that he is on an upward curve. Royal Birth looked in need of his reappearance run at Windsor this month and should reap the benefit now whilst the lightly-raced and nicely-treated Distant Past is also worth a place on the shortlist.