Southwell

  • 14:15 Ladbrokes Novices' Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 11.90s
  • Off time: 14:15:32
14:15 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Best Boy Barney (IRE) 2/1
2nd Long Wave (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P1P1-P4 Black, Yellow cross belts, sleeves and cap Clondaw Hero (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 11-12 b D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 120 8/19.00
2 3135-16 Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Wither Yenot (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-7 B I Case Mr M J P Kendrick (7) 115 7/24.50
3 34313-1 Black, Pink stars, armlets and cap Long Wave (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
7 11-6 pt C E Longsdon Kielan Woods 114 6/42.50
4 731-181 Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Best Boy Barney (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
8 11-5 bt J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 113 2/13.00
5 4PU03-2 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Next Exit (IRE) 77
Distance Winner
9 10-10 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 104 33/134.00

Verdict

LONG WAVE did not run well here when well beaten in April but that defeat was sandwiched between two decisive successes over a staying trip and Charlie Longsdon would not return him to the Nottinghamshire venue unless confident of his ability to handle conditions. He jumps and stays well and is just afforded preference over the in-form Best Boy Barney, winner of three of his last four starts for Jeremy Scott. The latter seems sure to set out to make all and looks a major threat off what still appeals as a feasible mark. Wither Yenot is best watched making his chase debut against far more experienced fencers whilst Clondaw Hero is another for whom a watching brief is advised after performing well below par on both occasions this season.