Southwell

  • 15:45 Denis Wright Memorial Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 46.60s
  • Off time: 15:45:21
15:45 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ogee 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11P3F-P Emerald Green, Maroon spots Red Not Blue (IRE) 23
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-12 p1 Simon Earle A Thornton 138 8/19.00
2 8586-33 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Ogee 46
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-8 Mrs P Robeson Jimmy McCarthy 134 7/42.75
6 23415P- Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Faultless Feelings (IRE) 97
Distance Winner
7 10-5 M Keighley Ian Popham 117 4/61.67
Non runners
38F25-95Cockney Trucker (IRE)1111-4P J HobbsA P McCoy130
422UP-1PThanks For Coming710-13N J HendersonJ McGrath125
512254-9Ixora (IRE)710-12Jamie SnowdenT J O'Brien124
75-34U85My Moment (IRE)1010-0G A SwinbankSamantha Drake110

Verdict

There's a degree of quality about this race that one might not have expected and we'll take OGEE to land the spoils. The ten-year-old does have to overcome something of a losing run but his last success obtained at Worcester last summer, and he is capable of giving a fair account under the prevailing conditions. Cockney Trucker has surprisingly never won a handicap over hurdles despite being an ever-present in some of the top races during his long career and it remains to be seen as to exactly how much ability he retains. Red Not Blue won off a mark of 132 at Uttoxeter but he's struggled to cut much ice over fences. Thanks For Coming picked up a Novice chase at Towcester in May while Faultless Feelings gets plenty of weight and is less exposed than the majority of his rivals.