Southwell

  • 16:30 Best Odds Guaranteed At Ladbrokes.com Handicap7f

  • Winner £6,476 2nd £1,927 3rd £963 4th £481
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.50s
  • Off time: 16:31:15
16:30 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Confessor 8/1
2nd Elusive Fame (USA) 18/1
3rd Fantasy Gladiator 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 381-110 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Harlech Castle 30
Course Winner
5 9-13 b J R Boyle Stephen Craine 90 25/126.00
2 (9) 111225 Orange, black star, black sleeves, orange stars, quartered cap Academy Blues (USA) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-12 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 89 9/25.50
3 (7) 402133 Yellow, emerald green star, white sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Seek The Fair Land 121
Distance Winner
4 9-12 p J R Boyle P Cosgrave 89 14/115.00
4 (6) 111816 ROYAL BLUE and PINK stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Trans Sonic 81
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-11 D O'Meara I J Brennan (5) 88 5/16.00
5 (8) 190099 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Elusive Fame (USA) 6
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 b M Johnston Greg Fairley 83 18/119.00
6 (12) 420973 Red, Green hoops, Yellow cap, Green hoop Esprit de Midas 16
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-5 K A Ryan N Callan 82 9/25.50
7 (5) 153710- Orange, Dark Green disc Leviathan 258
Distance Winner
3 9-5 T P Tate M Fenton 88 18/119.00
8 (4) 58-3074 Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Deadly Secret (USA) 16
4 9-0 R A Fahey T Eaves 77 33/134.00
9 (1) 033-11 Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots The Confessor 16
Distance Winner
3 8-12 H Candy Dane O'Neill 81 8/19.00
10 (10) 99010-1 Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Realt Na Mara (IRE) 93
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-12 p H Morrison S Sanders 75 12/113.00
11 (3) 508576 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Bel Cantor 6
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-9 p W J H Ratcliffe Kelly Harrison (3) 72 28/129.00
12 (2) 321-86 Royal Blue, White stripe, Red sleeves and cap Vegas Palace (IRE) 6
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-9 Tom Dascombe Sonia Eaton (7) 78 33/134.00
13 (11) 11-4463 Red and White (halved), White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Fantasy Gladiator 6
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 8-8 R M H Cowell J Quinn 71 5/16.00

Verdict

Plenty in the field know what it takes to win and with no fewer than five course and distance winners contesting this race it is a tricky race to call but we turn our attention to two players who have yet to win here; THE CONFESSOR and Seek The Fair Land. This is a tougher test for The Confessor, but he is seeking a hat-trick and still looks capable of further progression after winning his handicap debut. He also looks well placed in the weights so he receives the tentative shout. Seek The Fair Land has been in fair form of late and he could end up in the frame. Trans Sonic prefers the all-weather particularly here considering he has won his last four outings at the course. He could be a big threat to our selection along with Harlech Castle who can be forgiven for a poor run at York latest.