Southwell

  • 13:25 Roulette And Blackjack At totepool.com Casino Mares' Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 4.20s
  • Off time: 13:26:43
13:25 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hopatina (IRE) 3/1
2nd Fortuna Rose 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 562711 Yellow, light blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, light blue cap Gulf Punch 20
Distance Winner
7 11-12 p D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 116 6/17.00
2 04/4P-11 Royal Blue, Red stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap Hopatina (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
8 11-4 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 108 3/14.00
3 146-241 Yellow, Purple stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Fountains Mary 25
Distance Winner
6 11-1 b A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 105 5/23.50
4 3733/2-P Red, Dark Blue spots, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Fortuna Rose 218
8 10-12 J S Smith M D Grant 102 6/17.00
5 7-968 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Lady Fingers 27
6 10-8 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 98 5/23.50

Verdict

Gulf Punch dead-heated for first with Harris at Catterick last month and a further 6lb rise may prove beyond her. Hopatina is also chasing a hat trick after winning a lower grade handicap at Chepstow in November. It was heavy ground on that occasion and she should figure again despite an 8lb hike. FOUNTAINS MARY opened her account over timber when successful at Taunton last time and she gets the vote as she's also proven on today's surface. Fortuna Rose hasn't raced since June and Lady Fingers has shown little so far.