Nottingham

  • 20:10 Most Reliable Bet DG Taxis Handicap1m 1f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 55.69s
  • Off time: 20:10:52
20:10 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frontline Phantom (IRE) 7/2
2nd Spin Artist (USA) 5/1
3rd Arlecchino (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 878805 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Spin Artist (USA) 7
Nag me
4 9-7 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 69 5/16.00
2 (3) 223344 Pink, black armlets, black cap Arlecchino (IRE) 29
Nag me
4 9-5 b E S McMahon D Swift 67 5/23.50
3 (7) 522318 Black and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Outlaw Torn (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 e R C Guest Kieran Shoemark (7) 67 5/16.00
4 (8) 204390/ Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, halved sleeves, Emerald Green and Yellow quartered cap Mini's Destination 795
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6 8-12 J R Holt S Donohoe 60 33/134.00
5 (4) 887-658 Mauve, purple cross belts Angel Cake (IRE) 113
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 M Appleby Raul Da Silva 56 16/117.00
6 (6) 121252 Yellow and Dark Blue diamonds, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond Benandonner (USA) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 8-7 M Murphy T Eaves (ex1) 55 4/15.00
7 (5) 10/6753 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Frontline Phantom (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-7 K R Burke Joey Haynes (5) 55 7/24.50
8 (2) 82900/0 White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red seams, quartered cap Morna's Glory 55
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5 8-5 M Herrington Jack Garritty (7) 53 50/151.00

Verdict

Spin Artist has been kept busy in search of his previous better form and his latest effort was certainly more like it when a close-up fifth to Lily Edge at Lingfield recently. His yard has also experimented with a different trip on each of his last four starts so it's interesting to see him dropped a furlong here despite the aforementioned recent improvement. Arlecchino is a consistent sort who demands respect whilst Benandonner cannot be ruled out despite venturing well into the veteran stage. However, OUTLAW TORN is the choice in the hope that his recent poor effort was a mere blip as this normally reliable performer has plenty going for him otherwise. He was previously in good form on Turf, Kieran Shoemark claims a very useful allowance as an improving apprentice talent and the fact that connections return him to the track just four days after that latest run is taken as a positive.