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20:20 Nottingham

Simply Cartons Operations Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 13y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 58.84s
  • Off Time: 20:20:45
  • 7 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star

Nickel Silver

14 v DCD
15/2
  • Form 6-00605
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 68

close up, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong

2(8)
Silk - Red and Black (quartered), hooped sleeves

Ice Trooper

11 p D
17/2
  • Form 563146
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 67

went left start, tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, one pace

3(1)
Silk - Dark Green, Beige star, sleeves and star on cap

Bilash

12 CD
8/1
  • Form 456-193
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 67

tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

4(4)
Silk - Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap
4/1
  • Form 23/5-445
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 66

went right start, in rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

5(9)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

Selfara

21 bt
11/8
  • Form 04042
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 68

made all, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, easily

7(7)
Silk - YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star
11/1
  • Form 767956
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 62

hampered start, towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

8(2)
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue star and star on cap
14/1
  • Form 6-16446
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 61

in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish

6(6)
NR
  • Form 035665
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 64

Nonrunner

9(5)
NR
  • Form 116079
  • Age 10
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 55

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Bilash beat Divertimenti a head over the C&D in May but the runner-up should turn the tables on 6lb better terms. Style And Panache won over the C&D in October and is now 5lb lower due to moderate subsequent form. He was behind Bilash, Moorhouse Girl and Divertimenti here at the beginning of the month and none of them are in great shape at present. Nickel Silver returned to action following a very long break in May on a mark of 81. He's now down to 68 and showed a bit more at Beverley last time so with Paul Hanagan on board he can go well. SELFARA didn't show much in maidens and is handicapped accordingly. She started favourite for her handicap debut over 7f at Kempton but weakened quickly after setting the pace and wore first-time blinkers at Ffos Las when again attempting to make all over 6f. This trip should prove her optimum and with progress likely she looks the one to beat.

Formwatch

Nickel Silver 18-1 (9-6) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Fear Nothing (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.

Ice Trooper 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, headway to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Another Citizen (9-1) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.

Bilash 10-1 (9-4) Awkwardly away, in rear, ridden 2f out, headway and switched right entering final furlong, soon hung left, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Triple Dream (9-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Moorhouse Girl 3-1fav (9-0) Dwelt, keen held up in touch, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 6, 5l behind Tom Sawyer (8-6) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.

Selfara 5-1 (8-12) Led, clear over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left inside final furlong, no extra and headed near finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Night Trade (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.

Divertimenti (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Maltease Ah (8-4) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.

Pettochside 20-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced in rear, ridden and stayed on on stands side rail final 2f, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Roy's Legacy (8-3) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Style And Panache (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, head high edged right and headed inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Rowe Park (9-8) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Canadian Danehill (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, some late headway never on terms, 9th of 14, 5l behind Irish Girls Spirit (8-8) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.