• 16:20 Free Trial At Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.90s
  • Off time: 16:37:08
16:20 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Changing Lanes Evs
2nd Dakota Boy (IRE) 12/1
3rd Emperor's Choice (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2PP0P0 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Galley Slave (IRE) 3
7 11-12 t1 M C Chapman Alice Mills (7) 95 100/1101.00
2 P-19P4U Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Chicago Alley 182
Distance Winner
11 11-12 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards (3) 95 20/121.00
3 3-789 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 24
5 11-11 p1 Miss V Williams S Thomas 94 13/27.50
4 PPP85/5 Sky Blue, White seams, Scarlet cap Honour High 34
10 11-10 t Lady Herries A Thornton 93 20/121.00
5 649005 Brown, beige hoop, beige sleeves, brown stars Tin Pot Man (IRE) 41
6 11-10 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 93 20/121.00
6 6523P5 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Epee Celeste (FR) 51
6 11-10 b N A Twiston-Davies William Twiston-Davies (7) 93 9/110.00
7 87P-33P BLACK, YELLOW stars, WHITE sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Dakota Boy (IRE) 65
Distance Winner
10 11-7 bt A M Hales R Johnson 90 12/113.00
8 666410 Red, Royal Blue epaulets, striped sleeves Jomade (IRE) 201
Distance Winner
6 11-7 Mrs M Hobbs Benjamin Poste (7) 90 16/117.00
9 4-54306 White, Black chevron, Black cap Earcomesthedream (IRE) 33
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-7 vt P A Pritchard Jack Doyle 90 22/123.00
10 P-UFPP7 White, Royal Blue stars, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Western Whisky (FR) 17
Distance Winner
10 11-6 b R Lee J W Farrelly 89 50/151.00
11 957F34 Dark blue, dark blue and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Mass Hysteria (IRE) 49
6 11-5 C C Bealby T Messenger 88 20/121.00
12 P-P05PP White, Black spots, White and Royal Blue halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Changing Lanes 35
Distance Winner
9 11-5 p D A Rees Nick Scholfield 88 Evs2.00
13 000 Royal blue, white seams, red and white hooped sleeves, white and red striped cap Le Chasse Spleen (FR) 74
6 10-11 D Pipe T Scudamore 80 9/25.50
15 873007 Light Blue, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Point Of Reference 33
5 10-0 p N P Mulholland D C Costello 69 33/134.00
Non runners
143646-B9Massachusetts510-4D L WilliamsJames Best73
1650-F554Velvet Vic (IRE)610-0R C GuestJ M Davies69


Most of these are woefully out of form and the race probably won't take much winning. EPEE CELESTE's last two runs have been disappointing but she was placed at Exeter and Towcester in November and now races off a lower mark. If she's anywhere near her best, the mare has to be in the firing-line with Willie Twiston-Davies taking off 7lb. Western Whisky is remarkably well treated on the best of his chase form but finished tailed off over the smaller obstacles at Ffos Las 17 days ago, while it remains to be seen if Honour High retains any of his old ability. Tin Pot Man and C&D winner Earcomesthedream are other on a decent mark at present and it would be no surprise if they proved best of the rest.