Nottingham

  • 17:35 Leaflabs Handicap5f 8y

  • Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £400
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.57s
  • Off time: 17:36:27
17:35 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arishka (IRE) 7/1
2nd Hanakotoba (USA) 10/1
3rd One One Seven (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 6410- Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Legal Tender (IRE) 183
Distance Winner
3 9-7 h B Smart Harry Russell (7) 70 16/117.00
2 (5) 240330- White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel Murqaab 224
3 9-7 D O'Meara D Nolan 70 5/16.00
3 (1) 23753- Red, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Amazing Alba 210
3 9-6 M Dods R P Downey 69 5/16.00
4 (11) 084-291 Dark green and beige stripes Arishka (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
3 9-5 D Kubler K T O'Neill 68 7/18.00
6 (9) 4-23175 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Hanakotoba (USA) 18
Distance Winner
3 9-2 t S C Williams Mark Crehan (7) 65 10/111.00
7 (3) 727-7 Beige, purple sleeves Teodula (IRE) 93
3 9-1 H Spiller D E Hogan (5) 64 33/134.00
8 (7) 77324-2 Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Cobweb Catcher 12
Beaten Favourite
3 8-13 h B R Millman Rob Hornby 62 3/14.00
9 (8) 699-93 Maroon, Mauve epaulets Kickham Street 29
3 8-13 h J J Quinn T Hamilton 62 8/19.00
10 (10) 4581-55 Black, red cross of lorraine, red sleeves, black armlets, black and red quartered cap One One Seven (IRE) 61
Distance Winner
3 8-8 A Brittain Cam Hardie 57 8/19.00
11 (2) 055-0 Emerald Green, Red armlets, Red cap Cedar 10
3 8-5 v1 Mohamed Moubarak Sara Del Fabbro (7) 54 28/129.00
Non runners
5 (4)604-114Giacomo Casanova (IRE)39-3K A RyanJim Crowley66

Verdict

Three-year-old handicaps can be tricky puzzles at this stage of the campaign as it's hard to gauge potential improvement from two to three. However, COBWEB CATCHER seemed to confirm he's going the right way when runner-up in a similar contest at Windsor earlier this month and should deliver another decent account off his unchanged mark. Five furlongs on quick ground look his conditions. Both Arishka and Giacomo Casanova have already obliged on the all-weather this year and are preferred in that order, whilst Hanakotoba has also been kept busy on artificial surfaces and will have no fitness concerns. The top three in the weights all make seasonal reappearances, of which Murqaab may be most interesting after undergoing a gelding operation over the winter.