Southwell

  • 17:50 Print Monkey Supporting Rotary Polio Eradication Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.60s
  • Off time: 17:50:54
17:50 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sparville (IRE) 5/2
2nd Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 2/1
3rd The Black Lion (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24-4932 Light green and purple (quartered), light green sleeves, purple spots Sparville (IRE) 44
7 11-12 K C Bailey S Thomas 105 5/23.50
2 8-90465 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
9 11-12 p O Sherwood Brendan Powell (3) 105 2/13.00
3 74U-723 Light Blue, Black disc, Dark Blue sleeves, Black cap Star Galaxy (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
13 11-11 b J L Flint R Flint 104 11/112.00
4 216413 Dark Blue, White and Red chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Silver Steel (FR) 42
Distance Winner
10 10-13 vt R Ford K Renwick 92 11/112.00
5 F9663P Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Venture To War (IRE) 12
7 10-8 T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 87 10/111.00
6 50-3256 Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Richo 18
7 10-0 S A Harris T E Whelan (5) 76 9/25.50
7 26P357 Emerald green, orange star, armlets and star on cap The Black Lion (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
12 10-0 N Kent P N O'Brien (7) 72 20/121.00
8 365330 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Mad Professor (IRE) 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-0 b J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 68 25/126.00

Verdict

Sparville was making his debut over fences when a close second to Bridlingtonbygones at Catterick but looks a bit high in the weights. FIFTYONEFIFTYONE will appreciate returning to good ground and, though he doesn't win very often, he's generally competed at a higher level on unsuitable going and is well enough in to take this. Silver Steel seems to prefer more testing conditions and the veteran Star Galaxy generally only wins on heavy ground.