Southwell

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  • Winner £1,878 2nd £559 3rd £279 4th £139
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.58s
  • Off time: 15:30:30
15:30 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Takajan (IRE) 5/1
2nd Elusive Fame (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 416546- Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Thrust Control (IRE) 155
Distance Winner
4 9-7 B Ellison D Heslop (5) 75 10/111.00
2 (7) 81097-3 Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star Besty 26
Distance Winner
4 9-5 B Smart T Eaves 73 10/111.00
3 (2) 634-364 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Elusive Fame (USA) 16
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 b M Johnston Jason Hart (7) 72 6/17.00
4 (4) 768-227 Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Onceaponatime (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 M D Squance Kirsty Milczarek 70 7/24.50
5 (6) 6024-11 Brown, Yellow and Brown diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Sir Louis 19
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-13 R A Fahey George Chaloner (7) 67 7/42.75
6 (1) 074320- BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Beckermet (IRE) 140
Distance Winner
9 8-11 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan (3) 65 40/141.00
7 (3) 2166-36 Black and White check, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Red cap Takajan (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-11 W M Brisbourne J Rogers (5) 65 5/16.00

Verdict

A C&D winner in 2009, Elusive Fame is dropped in class here and has a 7lb claimer to help his cause. But recent form suggests he needs a longer trip to show his best nowadays and the more progressive SIR LOUIS is preferred. He's won his last two starts over C&D and will need to improve again to land his hat trick, but he looks capable of doing just that given the ease of his latest victory. Besty and Onceaponatime are closely matched on their recent form behind Punching, who runs in the previous race, but the once-useful Beckermet hasn't won since 2007 and makes his Fibresand debut on his 93rd start.