Yarmouth

  • 18:20 Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club Merchants Handicap1m 3y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.92s
  • Off time: 18:20:43
18:20 Yarmouth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Handheld 7/2
2nd Jonnie Skull (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 8-97741 White and black stripes, black and white diabolo on sleeves, red cap Tommy's Secret 8 (ex6)
Course Winner
4 9-8 Jane Chapple-Hyam Lewis Walsh (7) 68 3/14.00
2 (6) 12-3484 Red, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Handheld 64
Distance Winner
7 9-7 p Miss J Feilden Shelley Birkett (5) 73 7/24.50
3 (3) 351314 Maroon and light blue (quartered), striped sleeves Pretty Bubbles 34
Distance Winner
5 9-5 J R Jenkins F Tylicki 71 3/14.00
4 (5) 855455 Yellow, Orange disc Peak Storm 26
Distance Winner
5 9-1 v J G M O'Shea L Morris 67 12/113.00
5 (1) 844552 Emerald green, white triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, white stars, emerald green cap, white star Jonnie Skull (IRE) 8
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-9 vt P S McEntee William Carson 61 7/18.00
6 (4) 29-1272 Pink, Black sash, White sleeves Ela Goog La Mou 39
Course Winner
5 8-6 P Charalambous Rosie Jessop (3) 58 9/25.50

Verdict

Lewis Walsh steered TOMMY'S SECRET to a hard-fought victory over 7f here last week and though his mount is penalised his claim takes care of the extra and another furling looks just what's required so he can complete a quick double. Pretty Bubbles has only run three times on Turf and scored at Newbury though that was on soft ground and some rain would help. The veteran Jonnie Skull will be having his 151st race and has won 17 times, the vast majority of them on this track. He's 10lb lower than his last winning mark on the Flat and is a definite contender. Ela Goog La Mou looks a threat as she made most under Rosie Jessop here in April and is just 3lb higher. Handheld has won twice in the UK, both times under Shelley Birkett, and Julia Fielden's charge has been racing in better company so he's another to respect in a tricky little handicap.