Southwell

  • 15:35 Dorothy Dixon Birthday Celebration Handicap1m

  • Winner £2,218 2nd £655 3rd £328
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 50.48s
  • Off time: 15:35:21
15:35 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st El Dececy (USA) 9/2
2nd Pool Of Knowledge (FR) 9/1
3rd Minortransgression (USA) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 232540 Royal blue and yellow check, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Ilie Nastase (FR) 40
Distance Winner
6 9-7 C R Dore Hayley Turner 75 4/15.00
2 (2) 45-8244 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Pool Of Knowledge (FR) 69
4 9-7 D Nicholls Billy Cray (3) 75 9/110.00
3 (7) 6900-50 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Mangham (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
5 9-6 D H Brown P Nolan (7) 74 20/121.00
4 (4) 744415 ORANGE, BLACK Cross of Lorraine and sleeves General Tufto 9
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 b C Smith R Fitzpatrick 73 7/18.00
5 (6) 221020 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap El Dececy (USA) 45
Distance Winner
6 9-5 p J Balding A Kirby 73 9/25.50
6 (1) 069067 PURPLE, GREY star Wigram's Turn (USA) 24
5 9-4 M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 72 12/113.00
7 (8) 045382 Black, beige chevrons on sleeves Minortransgression (USA) 16
3 8-10 t P D Evans Matthew Cosham (7) 65 9/43.25
8 (3) 326423 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap High Rolling 140
3 8-6 T D Easterby D Fentiman 61 7/18.00

Verdict

High Rolling remains without a win but Tim Easterby's very consistent gelding has been threatening to get his head in front on turf and will be thereabouts if taking to the surface. However, MINORTRANSGRESSION makes more appeal on the evidence of his latest effort over C&D when just denied by D'Urberville. He has taken well to this surface and a 3lb rise may not be enough to stop him landing this contest. General Tufto ran below par stepped up in trip last time but won over C&D previously, and El Dececy went close over 7f here back in October and can be given a chance.