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20:50 Nottingham

City Life And County Living Magazine Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 50y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 11.72s
  • Off Time: 20:50:13
  • 7 Ran
2(9)
Silk - Dark Green, Black chevron, White cap
6/1
  • Form 042-235
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

in touch, headway to challenge 3f out, soon chasing winner until inside final furlong, no extra

3(8)
Silk - Light Blue and Black stripes, Black sleeves and cap
  • Form 5-33756
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 74

made all, kept on gamely inside final furlong

5(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap
11/2
  • Form 0-21
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

tracked winner until 3f out, weakened over 1f out

6(3)
Silk - Brown, Dark Blue stripe
  • Form 61-9
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 70

towards rear and outpaced, ridden over 3f out, no extra final furlong

7(10)
Silk - Black and Pink diamonds, striped sleeves, Black cap
12/1
  • Form 65-66
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 65

in rear and badly outpaced, ridden over 3f out, headway well over 1f out, stayed on well to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on

8(6)
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap
  • Form 0-9432
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 65

held up, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

11(4)
Silk - Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap
25/1
  • Form 7-22688
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 54

tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out

1(1)
NR
  • Form 2-35461
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 78

Nonrunner

4(2)
NR

Air Chief

33 D
  • Form 0-11580
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

Nonrunner

9(11)
NR
  • Form 76-500
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 65

Nonrunner

10(5)
NR
  • Form 231790
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 59

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Might Be Magic can do the trick for us here and get the better of Bauhaus Bourbon and Castlebury. The selection was well held on his only start on turf in a backend Newmarket maiden but impressed in two runs on the all-weather in February. The form is nothing to get excited about but that is reflected in his handicap mark and his trainer is sure to have left something to work on. This track and trip should suit and he can make the step up. Bauhaus Bourbon wasn't disgraced in a competitive Windsor handicap over a mile last time and, as a half-sister to Malt Or Mash, can be expected to improve for her first attempt at this longer trip. She's also entitled to come on for that run whilst the form of her maiden win has been franked by the runner-up and it will be disappointing if she can't make her presence felt. Castlebury is less certain to be suited by this longer trip but his yard is respected. He is progressing with racing which is always a plus point and was unfortunate to bump into a well handicapped rival last time. If he continues to head in the right direction then he could be a factor. King Kenny won impressively last time so rates a mention but that wasn't a strong contest and the winner of this race just Might Be Magic.

Formwatch

Brexca (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up 4th, ridden 3f out, in touch when carried left over 2f out, beaten and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 7l behind Unleashed (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jun.

Colorado Blue (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 11, 6l behind Kyrie Eleison (8-10) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) frm in Jun.

Might Be Magic 2-1 (8-7) Tracked leader and keen, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn aut stk (5) pol in Feb beating Crystal Spirit (8-2) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

Bauhaus Bourbon (USA) 33-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, pushed along 4f out, soon outpaced, 9th of 11, 9l behind Brave Hawk (8-8) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jun.

Timbalier (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 9, 10l behind Goodwood Starlight (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Castlebury (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to go 2nd over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Hasty Retreat (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp (6) gf in May.

Whaston (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Behind, outpaced halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 21l behind Hasty Retreat (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp (6) gf in May.

King Kenny 5-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, led over 2f out, soon clear, won at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Woody Waller (9-0) by 2l, 9 ran.

Air Chief 20-1 (8-12) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 21l behind Dona Alba (9-5) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Hawk Flight (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Started slowly, held up in rear, kept on from over 1f out, never nearer, 10th of 17, 11l behind Buddy Holly (9-8) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Oberlin (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, lost place on inside over 3f out, no chance after, 10th of 12, 10l behind Dancing Dik (8-6) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Jun.