Nottingham

  • 15:50 Manny Bernstein Early Prices Handicap1m 2f 50y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.56s
  • Off time: 15:50:17
15:50 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Puzzlemaster 4/1
2nd Best Prospect (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 322-713 Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap Persian Peril 5
Nag me
5 10-0 G A Swinbank R Winston 83 6/42.50
2 (1) 203420 PINK, ROYAL BLUE stars, WHITE sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star Rosbay (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-13 T D Easterby S Donohoe (5) 81 6/17.00
4 (8) 409030 Black and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets Best Prospect (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-12 t M Dods S W Kelly 80 10/34.33
6 (5) 746207 Red, Royal Blue and Red hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Hurlingham 14
Nag me
5 9-9 b M W Easterby P Mulrennan 77 7/18.00
9 (3) 66-176 Red, Royal Blue epaulets Puzzlemaster 66
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 M Botti J M O'Dwyer 79 4/15.00
Non runners
3 (2)217-Taaresh (IRE)49-12K A MorganD O'Donohoe80
5 (9)416327Sri Kuantan (IRE)59-10R C GuestF Tylicki78
7 (4)2-26711Mick's Dancer49-8W R MuirC Catlin76
8 (6)240-062Mount Hermon (IRE)59-5H MorrisonT Block73

Verdict

PERSIAN PERIL caught the eye in defeat at Newmarket last weekend and is taken to gain some compensation. Taaresh and Mick's Dancer may be the biggest obstacles in the way. Mick's Dancer has won his last two starts in game style and may still have more to offer. He will need to bring more to the table from his career highest mark, though. And he is starting to look vulnerable. Taaresh has a long absence to overcome, so it may be a good idea to scrutinise the betting market before getting involved with this lightly raced four-year-old. Heavy rain would be in his favour, though. Others to monitor include: Mount Hermon, who arrives in good form but has yet to win on turf, while Sri Kuantan has the ability to go close at this level but looks weighted to the limit. However, Persian Peril has got his act together well these days and, as he is the most consistent of the bunch, Persian Peril has a sound chance of dispatching his rivals today.