Southwell

  • 15:10 Book Your Tickets Online at Southwell-racecourse.co.uk Handicap 5f

  • Winner £1,365 2nd £403 3rd £202
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.54s
  • Off time: 15:10:46
15:10 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sleepy Blue Ocean 25/1
2nd Guto 14/1
3rd Exceedingly Good (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 950303 Black, Orange disc, Black sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Cape of Storms 7
Course Winner
7 9-5 b R Brotherton P McDonald 58 11/26.50
2 (11) 022676 Maroon and Dark Green diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Maroon and Pink quartered cap Pocket's Pick (IRE) 63
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-5 b Jim Best Andrew Heffernan (3) 58 8/19.00
3 (6) 662412 Maroon, Black and White striped sleeves and cap Desert Strike 7
Distance Winner
4 9-5 p A J McCabe James Doyle 58 15/82.88
4 (12) 348000 Black, Mauve spots on sleeves Thoughtsofstardom 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 P S McEntee Laura Simpson (7) 57 66/167.00
5 (9) 223903 Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Guto 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 W J H Ratcliffe Matthew Cosham (7) 57 14/115.00
6 (7) 00-0929 White, Red hoops, Royal Blue and White chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Sleepy Blue Ocean 88
4 9-2 J Balding L Morris 55 25/126.00
7 (2) 234667 Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Residency (IRE) 18
4 9-2 p B Smart T Eaves 55 11/112.00
8 (13) 842008 SCARLET, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK spots on cap Mr Funshine 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 D Shaw Dane O'Neill 54 20/121.00
9 (1) 7505U8 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Lucky Art (USA) 62
Distance Winner
4 8-13 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan (3) 52 12/113.00
10 (8) 522-509 Black, Brown star and stars on cap Grand Palace (IRE) 271
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 v D Shaw A Kirby 52 18/119.00
11 (4) 242030 Pink, Black star, Pink sleeves, Black stars, Pink cap, Black star Rio Sands 55
Distance Winner
5 8-12 p1 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 51 9/110.00
12 (14) 354006 LIGHT GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), LIGHT GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap Exceedingly Good (IRE) 7
4 8-11 S R Bowring J Quinn 50 20/121.00
13 (10) 716690 Dark Green, Yellow stripe and armlets Gleaming Spirit (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
6 8-10 v Peter Grayson P Mathers 49 100/1101.00
14 (3) 000063 Yellow, Emerald Green chevron and sleeves, Red cap Leahness (IRE) 19
3 8-7 e Pat Morris Julie Burke (7) 45 14/115.00

Verdict

It wouldn't take a great leap of faith to see Grand Palace come back to form today from an attractive enough mark, but he has never yet won when fresh so we will hope that POCKET'S PICK can come back to form. Jim Best's gelding was a course and distance scorer in December from a mark of 60 and is 2lb lower today. He has twice gone close from that higher mark on turf in the summer and showed signs of a return to form last time and today could be the day. Guto loves it here and is another who showed some more spark last time, so he can't be ruled out. Desert Strike is a consistent performer who goes well at both this trip and 6f and he should be in the mix at the business end.