Nottingham

  • 19:35 Darren's 50th Birthday Celebration Classified Stakes1m 2f 50y

  • Winner £3,364 2nd £1,001 3rd £500 4th £400
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.75s
  • Off time: 19:43:32
19:35 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cosmic Ray 9/2
2nd Bambajee (FR) 16/1
3rd Telekinetic 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 8-89891 Red, dark blue and red striped sleeves Ainne 8
4 9-1 pt S Kirk Gary Mahon (3) 51 6/17.00
2 (12) 776-550 Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Amity Island 23
4 9-0 Ollie Pears Connor Murtagh (5) 48 8/19.00
3 (10) 6559- Royal Blue, Pink star, sleeves and star on cap Bambajee (FR) 154
6 9-0 Tim Pinfield Theodore Ladd (5) 45 16/117.00
5 (13) 700-007 Royal blue, red star, sleeves and star on cap Cosmic Ray 26
Course Winner
7 9-0 h J L Eyre Dane O'Neill 50 9/25.50
6 (1) 7999-00 Brown, grey hoops, brown sleeves, grey stars, brown cap, grey star Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
10 9-0 p R A Teal Mark Crehan 50 33/134.00
8 (5) 886 Emerald green, light blue star, emerald green sleeves, light blue stars, black cap Noel (IRE) 17
4 9-0 D Kubler K T O'Neill 44 25/126.00
9 (4) 3523-25 YELLOW, brown cross belts, royal blue cap Optima Petamus 17
7 9-0 pt Liam Bailey J Garritty 49 5/23.50
10 (6) 5970-08 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Perceived 60
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-0 p A Brittain Cam Hardie 49 7/18.00
12 (14) 0964 Emerald green and pink diabolo, pink sleeves, emerald green stars, pink cap, emerald green stars Puzzle Cache 10
5 9-0 b B R Millman Rob Hornby 47 10/111.00
13 (11) 583-9 Emerald green and white diabolo, halved sleeves, emerald green and white quartered cap Telekinetic 94
4 9-0 Miss J Feilden Shelley Birkett 49 33/134.00
14 (16) 0/7-68 Yellow, royal blue hoops, white sleeves and cap The Wire Flyer 17
4 9-0 p J L Flint T P Queally 43 16/117.00
16 (15) 3-39743 White, black chevrons, black cap Woggle (IRE) 17
4 9-0 pt G Deacon T E Whelan 45 20/121.00
Non runners
4 (7)16-3545Blyton Lass49-0J G GivenNon Runner50
7 (3)807-99Late For The Sky59-0Mrs Stella BarclayToby Eley39
11 (9)53566-9Pollyissimo49-0H SpillerD E Hogan48
15 (2)8-59576Turnbury89-0Mrs N S EvansRyan Tate47

Verdict

Not an ideal 'getting-out stakes' for punters with the vast majority of the field more at home on artificial surfaces than grass. One possible exception is OPTIMA PETAMUS who put together a string of acceptable handicap performances at this level last season and has shown his wellbeing with a couple of decent efforts for his new yard in the last two months. His career record of 1-40 speaks for itself but he's in here with a respectable each-way shout. Ainne has an obvious claim having scored at Kempton latest, although this is only a third start on Turf, whilst Blyton Lass and Woggle have shown more than most in what is a wide-open contest.