Southwell

  • 16:40 Ken And Vera Wallage Diamond Anniversary Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 15.40s
  • Off time: 16:40:57
16:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Earcomesthedream (IRE) 8/1
2nd Silver Phoenix 12/1
3rd Colwyn Bay (IRE) 6/1
4th Eastwell Smiles 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/U1-8PF Emerald Green, White cross belts and sleeves, striped cap Midnight Ocean 15
Distance Winner
9 11-12 J S Smith Gerard Tumelty (3) 90 16/117.00
2 9/P95-06 Royal Blue, Light Green disc, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Green spots, Light Green cap Letitia's Loss (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
12 11-12 p Mrs A E Brooks A Tinkler 90 25/126.00
3 087009 EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets Super Ross (IRE) 6
Course Winner
7 11-12 b C R Dore A Thornton 90 22/123.00
4 3R60 Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Tegan Lee 117
7 11-11 L Corcoran R McGrath 89 33/134.00
5 068-823 Emerald Green, large Pink spots, Pink cap Eastwell Smiles 44
6 11-8 t R T Phillips Sean Quinlan (3) 86 7/18.00
6 F45P0/P Red, Grey hooped sleeves, Red cap, Grey star Supreme Piper (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
12 11-7 t1 Miss C Dyson Mr J Mahot (7) 85 50/151.00
7 9-04585 White, Black chevron, Black cap Earcomesthedream (IRE) 37
7 11-7 b P A Pritchard T Siddall 85 8/19.00
8 P3-F620 Purple, yellow braces, sleeves and star on cap Cute N You Know It 21
Distance Winner
7 11-5 b A Crook E Whillans (5) 83 14/115.00
9 2/0-P0P2 Maroon and Dark Blue (quartered), Dark Green sleeves Colwyn Bay (IRE) 6
8 10-11 pt Miss T Watkins Mr J Flook (7) 75 6/17.00
10 P29-069 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Reelwill (FR) 56
5 10-11 C C Bealby T Messenger 75 9/110.00
11 809066 Royal Blue, Pink and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Pink cap Dancing Daffodil 22
5 10-11 R Dickin W P Kavanagh (3) 75 14/115.00
12 5483P3 Orange, dark blue cross belts and star on cap Sir Punjabi 13
8 10-11 t1 Mrs L Wadham D C Costello 75 17/29.50
13 754/5P4 Dark Blue, Red star, sleeves and star on cap Dolans Bay (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
9 10-8 Jim Best J W Farrelly 72 9/25.50
14 56562P/ Yellow, Brown disc and sleeves Ballyboe Boy (IRE) 826
11 10-4 t S A Harris B Harding 68 50/151.00
15 6-P9905 Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Silver Phoenix 22
6 10-0 p Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (5) 64 12/113.00
16 P5-3P6U Black, Yellow stars on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star One Step Closer (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
10 10-0 b1 Mrs L C Jewell J Pemberton (7)(ex2) 53 66/167.00

Verdict

Good ground suits MIDNIGHT OCEAN who is preferred here to Dolans Bay and Eastwell Smiles in a very winnable race. Despite top-weight, the selection still looks feasibly treated on his form from 2008. He has not excelled himself in three recent runs but he wasn't running a bad race when falling at the last at Stratford earlier in the month. This good ground suits and now fully fit he should run well. Super Ross looks fairly treated on his old form and has been given a chance by the grader, Tegan Lee is an unexposed novice who can make hay off her current mark of 89, whilst Eastwell Smiles has been dropped 4lb after a recent third at Fontwell and is considered accordingly. Earcomesthedream is well-handicapped, Colwyn Bay bounced back to form at Huntingdon last time, a run that coincided with a return to good ground, whilst Reelwill is 20lb lower than when starting life in handicaps 6 months ago. Sir Punjabi and Dolans Bay both come here on the back of fair efforts when well-fancied, however a chance is taken on Midnight Ocean.