Nottingham

  • 15:15 Manny Bernstein Credit Betting Handicap2m 9y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.92s
  • Off time: 15:15:44
15:15 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Winterbrook King 14/1
2nd Strikemaster (IRE) 11/8
3rd Kidson (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 328431 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Strikemaster (IRE) 10 (ex6)
Distance Winner
3 9-6 B Ellison L Betts (5) 65 11/82.38
4 (14) 98-941 Royal Blue, White sash, halved sleeves, Red cap, White star Seminal Moment 9 (ex6)
3 9-0 J G Given F Tylicki (3) 57 13/27.50
5 (1) 097-079 White, Purple epaulets and armlets Cooper Island Kid (USA) 9
3 8-13 P W D'Arcy S W Kelly 50 100/1101.00
6 (4) 967-331 Purple, Orange star, Purple sleeves, Orange stars, Orange cap Astroleo 16
3 8-11 M H Tompkins N Mackay 53 15/28.50
7 (13) 223703 Emerald green, white hoops, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap Dark Oasis 10
3 8-11 M C Chapman A Heffernan (7) 53 16/117.00
9 (9) 08-8255 Emerald Green, Orange epaulets and sleeves, White cap Pure Crystal 12
3 8-10 b M G Quinlan J M O'Dwyer 52 20/121.00
10 (5) 756-024 BLACK and PINK (quartered), BLACK sleeves, PINK armlets Fongoli 11
Distance Winner
3 8-10 v B G Powell S Donohoe 52 11/112.00
12 (7) 800-822 Khaki, Dark Green cap Kidson (USA) 10
3 8-9 George Baker M Davies (5) 51 7/24.50
14 (8) 0-07762 White, Emerald Green star and armlets, Emerald Green cap, White star Winterbrook King 2
3 8-4 J R Best M Halford (3)(ex3) 46 14/115.00
15 (6) 00-80 Dark Green, Yellow seams, armlets and cap Highams Park (IRE) 66
3 8-4 J G Portman Saleem Golam 22 100/1101.00
Non runners
2 (10)4-02782Deuce39-4Eve Johnson Houghton60
3 (3)4-50787Count On Guest39-3G G MargarsonA McCarthy55
8 (2)090-036Pattern Mark38-11Ollie PearsP Mulrennan53
11 (15)0-07704Guilin (IRE)38-9P F I ColeJ De Souza51
13 (12)590-540Googoobarabajagal (IRE)38-8W S KittowC Catlin50

Verdict

Brian Ellison has the magic touch with stayers and can get another victory out of STRIKEMASTER despite the colt being burdened with a 6lb penalty and top weight today. Kidson was no match for the selection at Beverley 10 days ago but is back for another crack this afternoon. He seems a genuine type but has his work cut out for him again. Seminal Moment tries this trip for the first time and a big effort looks assured. However, James Given┬┐s filly isn't really bred to be effective at two miles, so there are sufficient doubts about her suitability for the task in hand. Astroleo has a similar profile but was a taking winner at Southwell last time out. His stamina will enter the unknown inside the final quarter mile, so it's likely Nicky Mackay will be instructed to hold on to him as long as possible. However, they may all meet their match if Strikemaster runs to expectations. The three-year-old bounded away from his pursuers at Beverley and, as he created the impression a mandatory penalty wouldn't be a bother if turned out quickly, Strikemaster is readily preferred today.