Southwell

  • 18:30 Lucy Flintham Birthday Handicap1m

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.07s
  • Off time: 18:32:44
18:30 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blazeofenchantment (USA) 4/1
2nd Royal Holiday (IRE) 3/1
3rd Midaz 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 0D6702 YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN star, diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Blazeofenchantment (USA) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-8 J S Wainwright Jacob Butterfield (5) 66 4/15.00
2 (6) 2-16035 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green cap Ivy Port 9
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 M Appleby A Mullen 66 4/15.00
3 (2) 335784 Orange, Dark Blue hoops, armlets and star on cap Royal Holiday (IRE) 8
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 p Mrs Marjorie Fife D Tudhope 65 3/14.00
4 (4) 24-2170 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Epic Voyage (USA) 11
3 9-6 b B Ellison D Swift 70 5/16.00
5 (7) 147550 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Slinky Mcvelvet 31
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-5 G Moss G Lee 69 12/113.00
6 (3) 7-22860 Light Green, Black cap, Light Green star Midaz 27
4 9-4 H Morrison P J Dobbs 62 9/25.50
8 (8) 087084 Orange and Purple (halved), Purple sleeves and cap Jebel Tara 9
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-9 bt A D Brown Kevin Stott (5) 53 16/117.00
9 (1) 495175 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Hayek 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-7 b T D Easterby A Elliott 50 20/121.00
Non runners
7 (5)655-531Palace Dragon (IRE)39-1Sir Mark PrescottNon Runner59

Verdict

Hayek won over track and trip in June, his only previous visit to the track, and Royal Holiday is a prolific course winner. The latter showed signs of a resurgence at Carlisle last time. Palace Dragon carries a penalty for winning at Lingfield on his latest start and Ivy Port remains 6lb higher than her course success back in January. BLAZEOFENCHANTMENT went close in a higher grade handicap here last time, finishing well clear of the third, so it's John Wainwright's charge that gets the nod on that form.