Nottingham

  • 20:10 DS Derby Salon Classified Stakes1m 2f 50y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £400
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.00s
  • Off time: 20:10:42
20:10 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Corncrake 7/2
2nd El Picador (IRE) 3/1
3rd Fragrant Dawn 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 885-451 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap El Picador (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
3 9-1 v Sir Michael Stoute K Shoemark 76 3/14.00
2 (5) 6041 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Corncrake 14
Distance Winner
3 9-0 R Hannon Rossa Ryan 73 7/24.50
3 (3) 9-6204 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Fly Lightly 32
3 9-0 R M H Cowell L Morris 75 16/117.00
4 (6) 33-34 Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Fragrant Dawn 39
3 9-0 C Hills R Kingscote 73 7/18.00
5 (1) 248-30 Brown, Yellow and Brown diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Kingson (IRE) 18
3 9-0 R A Fahey D Nolan 75 14/115.00
6 (4) 3232-53 Yellow, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Tronada 23
3 9-0 A King Tom Marquand 74 7/24.50
7 (2) 73-44 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Vexed 47
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 D M Simcock S Donohoe 72 7/24.50
8 (8) 325349 Red, large white spots, black cap Wanaasah 59
3 9-0 p David Loughnane Jason Hart 71 20/121.00

Verdict

Just 5lb between the eight runners tells its own story in a very tight contest. El Picador produced an improved showing to deliver the goods at Chepstow last time over this trip and will no doubt be well supported to repeat the dose. CORNCRAKE was also on the scoresheet the last day when making his handicap bow and the manner of his success was sufficiently impressive to suggest he can follow-up here on just a fifth career start. Kingson is hard to assess after a poor run last time and Fragrant Dawn may represent better each-way value in a trappy race.