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15:30 Nottingham

Charles Horner 70th Birthday Handicap (Class 6)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 13y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,500 added
  • Winner: £1,619
  • 2nd: £482
  • 3rd: £241
  • 4th: £120
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 1.77s
  • Off Time: 15:30:41
  • 11 Ran
1(11)
Silk - Orange, purple spots
9/2
  • Form 753121
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 55

led, headed over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace

2(17)
Silk - Red, large Purple spots, sleeves and cap
  • Form 408678
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 55

tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 2f out, no impression

3(5)
Silk - Maroon, White star, hooped sleeves, White cap

Lithaam (IRE)

21 p DCD
9/1
  • Form 689590
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 55

prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong

5(12)
Silk - White, Red hoops, Royal Blue and White chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star
  • Form 1900-09
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 54

towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on

7(9)
Silk - Emerald Green, Orange halved sleeves
12/1
  • Form 8-81800
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 53

prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, soon edged right, weakened inside final furlong

9(10)
Silk - White, royal blue star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 2495/88
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 52

towards rear and pushed along, headway over 1f out stayed on under pressure to take 3rd close home

10(3)
Silk - Purple, Yellow Cross of Lorraine and sleeves
7/1
  • Form 0-65001
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 45

slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, led and edged right over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, ridden out

11(13)
Silk - Yellow, Maroon hoop and armlets, Black cap
3/1
  • Form 046414
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 49

chased leaders until halfway, soon lost place

14(16)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap
7/1
  • Form 546664
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 50

held up in rear, behind final 2f

15(14)
Silk - Emerald Green, Brown star, diamonds on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Brown star
  • Form F60/404
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 45

held up in rear, ridden and well beaten over 1f out

17(2)
Silk - Royal blue, pink chevrons, pink cap
50/1
  • Form 558890
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 47

awkward leaving stalls and slowly into stride, always in rear

6(1)
NR

Divine Spirit

20 DCD
  • Form 600553
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 53

Nonrunner

16(6)
NR

Town House

29 DCD
  • Form 906970
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 45

Nonrunner

13(15)
NR
  • Form 654985
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 47

Nonrunner

12(8)
NR
  • Form 20-1680
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 49

Nonrunner

8(4)
NR

Ten Down

36 D
  • Form 529287
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 52

Nonrunner

4(7)
NR

Best One

7 b BFD
  • Form 641043
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 54

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Lithaam won this race last year but remains 3lbs higher and recent efforts don't indicate we're about to see a repeat. Kinigi's best efforts have come at nearby Southwell while Divine Spirit is a horse who produces his best when the mud is flying, and with Gracie's Games' maiden victory coming in a dire contest perhaps this is best left to YOU'RELIKEMEFRANK. John Balding's charge has been in fine fettle of late and the handicapper hasn't been harsh in bumping him up 3lbs for a relatively comfortable Yarmouth success. Fast ground is ideal and sprinters in form are worth keeping on side at this level. Best One is thoroughly exposed and both turf wins have come at Brighton, Emma's Secrets ran well from out of the weights here on Tuesday and may build on that while Jeremy Glover's pair Cookie Galore, in first time blinkers, and the relatively consistent Turf Time must also be considered.

Formwatch

You'relikemefrank 11-4 (8-10) Rider removed blind late, slowly into stride, headway halfway, every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating Pocket's Pick (9-4) by 1/2l, 6 ran.

What Katie Did (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 11, 4l behind Towy Boy (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Lithaam (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 13l behind Matterofact (9-4) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.

Sleepy Blue Ocean 25-1 (8-9) Soon led until 4f out, chased leaders, every chance 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, weakened just over 1f out, 9th of 16, 8l behind Who's Shirl (9-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

Pinball (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden and effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 11l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-11) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.

D'allziance (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 8l behind Scottish Glen (9-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.

Gracie's Games 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, led over 2f out, soon 2 lengths clear, ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd beating Picansort (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Fashion Icon (USA) 3-1fav (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra last 50 yards, 4th of 11, 2l behind Alacity (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.

Turf Time 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, running on when ran out of room and eased up towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Drumpellier (9-2) at Ripon 5f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

Emma's Secrets 33-1 (8-5) Behind, ridden 2f out, headway on rails and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Bertie Southstreet (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Cookie Galore 22-1 (8-4) Very slowly away, in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 13l behind Ellies Image (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

Divine Spirit 16-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Cross of Lorraine (8-13) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.

Town House 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 16, 11l behind Fashion Icon (9-10) at Doncaster 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.

Kinigi (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Led, ridden approaching 1f out, headed last 100 yards, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Towy Boy (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Helping Hand (IRE) 18-1 (8-7) Prominent, every chance well over 1f out, weakened quickly, 11th of 12, 11l behind Timber Treasure (8-7) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.

Ten Down 25-1 (8-5) Soon pushed along towards rear, never on terms, beaten when rider dropped whip just over 2f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Luminous Gold (9-11) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.

Best One 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased leader and hung left over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Maryolini (9-6) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.