Nottingham

  • 18:20 Bet At racingtv.com Handicap6f 18y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.67s
  • Off time: 18:20:18
18:20 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aplomb (IRE) 6/4
2nd James Watt (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 04-3372 Black, light green star, armlets and star on cap James Watt (IRE) 7
3 9-7 M L W Bell Cameron Noble (3) 84 7/24.50
4 (6) 51-424 Purple, light green stars, purple cap, light green star Aplomb (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-6 W J Haggas Tom Marquand 83 6/42.50
5 (5) 231-58 Red, Black sash Welcoming (FR) 38
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-2 M Johnston S De Sousa 79 11/26.50
6 (1) 47-1317 Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, white cap Lady Calcaria 5
Distance Winner
3 9-0 T D Easterby D Fentiman 77 11/43.75
7 (7) 728021- Red, grey disc, hooped cap Essenza (IRE) 178
3 8-7 R A Fahey R Ffrench 70 20/121.00
Non runners
1 (2)12-6047Shallow Hal39-10K R BurkeRhona Pindar87
3 (3)40-4005Oberyn Martell39-6Eve Johnson HoughtonCharles Bishop83

Verdict

James Watt was no match for Angel Alexander at Windsor last week but the winner scored again at Chester on Saturday. APLOMB didn’t stay 7f at Musselburgh so that run is best ignored. He was only beaten a length on soft ground at Ascot previously, when well ahead of the disappointing Welcoming, and warrants another chance. Shallow Hal is eased in grade and Rhona Pindar takes off 7lb but the handicapper appears to have reeled in Lady Calcaria and Essenza returns from a lay-off while there are ground concerns surrounding Oberyn Martell.