Southwell

  • 16:45 Nottingham City Transport Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.30s
  • Off time: 16:45:35
16:45 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hi Tide (IRE) 7/1
2nd Retrieve (AUS) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 46-1 Black, black and maroon striped cap Retrieve (AUS) 12
Distance Winner
7 11-12 J P Ferguson A P McCoy 115 8/111.73
2 231B-91 Pink, White epaulets Hi Tide (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 J R Jenkins Aidan Coleman 113 7/18.00
3 2/U2F-93 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Powderonthebonnet (IRE) 60
6 11-9 R T Phillips Daniel Hiskett (7) 112 10/111.00
4 52/3751- Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Travis County (IRE) 17
5 11-7 B Ellison Danny Cook 110 9/110.00
5 2824-24 Mauve, Purple stars, quartered cap Kayfton Pete 37
8 11-1 C T Pogson A Pogson 104 4/15.00

Verdict

Retrieve won a maiden at Stratford more comfortably than the winning margin would suggest. Though a handicap mark of 115 still seems a shade excessive given the runner-up was only rated 96. HI TIDE is preferred as he won a handicap at Worcester three weeks ago and a 4lb rise doesn't look insurmountable. Powederonthebonnet was still well beaten at Uttoxeter last time and Kayfton Pete looks a bit stuck off his current mark while Travis County is 7lb higher than when winning over timber back in December.