Nottingham

  • 12:50 Fortioaks Handicap2m 9y

  • Winner £1,617 2nd £481 3rd £240 4th £120
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (7) 4-57146 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and diamond on cap Eastern Magic 27
5 9-8 R Hollinshead Jack Duern (5) 58 1001
2 (10) 186771 Dark blue, white star and sleeves, royal blue and white hooped cap Captain Cardington (IRE) 9 (ex6)
3 9-6 Miss S West C Catlin 60 1001
3 (5) 865/ Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Elysian Heights (IRE) 767
4 9-5 t1 N A Twiston-Davies G Lee 55 1001
5 (3) 752691 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, check cap Musically 11
3 9-4 M R Channon Martin Harley 64 1001
6 (12) 0/73668 Dark Green, Yellow hoops, White sleeves and cap Gavi 26
6 9-3 Karen George T G McLaughlin 53 1001
7 (11) 461532 ORANGE, MAROON hoop and armlets, BLACK and ORANGE quartered cap Queen's Star 10
3 9-1 A M Balding David Probert 61 1001
8 (8) 744449 Yellow, Black sash and sleeves Avison (IRE) 25
4 9-0 R A Fahey D Nolan (ex2) 50 1001
9 (14) 737703 Purple, yellow stars, halved sleeves and stars on cap Inside Knowledge (USA) 9
Distance Winner
6 8-11 G Woodward M Fenton 47 1001
10 (15) 8-57 LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star Sunny Bank 19
3 8-11 A M Balding Simon Pearce (3) 57 1001
11 (2) 120007 White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star Dunaskin (IRE) 1
Distance Winner
12 8-10 b R C Guest Jason Hart (5) 46 1001
14 (9) 073338 Black, pink chevron, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, white star Zarosa (IRE) 13
3 8-2 John Berry Noel Garbutt (7) 48 1001
15 (1) 589450 White, black stripe, chevrons on sleeves, black and white check cap David's Folly (IRE) 14
3 7-13 B Palling Ryan Powell (3)(ex3) 45 1001
Non runners
4 (13)58056-1Beyeh (IRE)49-10M ApplebyD Fox54
12 (6)60356-0Denison Flyer58-10L A MullaneyDeclan Cannon46
13 (4)090/Princeofthedesert68-9G WoodwardRyan Powell45

Verdict

Musically arrives off the back of a comfortable win over 1m6f at Catterick and her earlier second to Hi Note at Warwick has worked out well. Captain Cardington got up close home to beat Hidden Justice over 1m4f at Windsor nine days ago but his penalty could be a problem here while Eastern Magic has gone backwards since winning at Bath in August. QUEEN'S STAR can race off the same mark as when a length-and-a-quarter second to Petaluma at Bath last time. This is a lesser contest and, very much at home on soft ground, Andrew Balding's consistent filly is the one to beat.