Southwell

  • 15:20 William Hill January Sale - Why Bet Elsewhere Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.79s
  • Off time: 15:20:50
15:20 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tri Chara (IRE) 4/1
2nd Caprio (IRE) 9/2
3rd Whitbarrow (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 302205- Orange, Royal Blue stripe Prince Noel 66
Beaten Favourite
5 9-4 p N Wilson L Enstone 53 8/19.00
2 (2) 233336- White, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, White armlets Montiboli (IRE) 124
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 K A Ryan C Catlin 52 9/110.00
3 (5) 632954- Purple, Yellow hoops Caprio (IRE) 19
4 9-3 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 52 9/25.50
4 (7) 751/0- Emerald green, large red spots Pharaohs Justice (USA) 49
Course Winner
4 9-3 N P Littmoden A Kirby 52 25/126.00
5 (1) 55239-3 Royal Blue and Red check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, White cap Whitbarrow (IRE) 6
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
10 8-13 b B R Millman J Millman (3)(ex1) 48 5/16.00
6 (9) 35524-3 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Elusive Warrior (USA) 4
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-11 p A J McCabe R Winston 46 11/26.50
7 (8) 374129- Emerald Green and Red diabolo, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Tri Chara (IRE) 9
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 p R Hollinshead Graham Gibbons 44 4/15.00
8 (4) 72/9399- Royal blue and white (halved), halved sleeves, white cap Certain Justice (USA) 31
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 8-9 Stef Higgins M Fenton 44 10/111.00
9 (6) P00945- White, Red hoops, Royal Blue and White chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Haroldini (IRE) 12
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-9 p J Balding P Mulrennan 44 7/18.00

Verdict

Whitbarrow is potentially dangerously well handicapped now but we opt to put our faith in ELUSIVE WARRIOR with Prince Noel also considered. The selection seems to be the best treated of a number of course and distance winners in this field and has been competitive off marks higher than he carries here. Rated at just one pound heavier than his last victory there is just more from his consistent form to recommend him over the others. Whitbarrow is now 12lbs better off than when he last won a race but that came back in October 2007. Since then his rating has tumbled but he did show much improvement over six furlongs here last time. The form from the race is not strong though and his best seems long gone now. Prince Noel is back to a more competitive rating now but is still well above his last winning mark his form though is better than most here. Tri Chara has ability but is in the grip of the handicapper while Caprio has been consistent enough to have a chance but Elusive Warrior looks best treated.