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12:00 Southwell

Sign Solutions Nottingham Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 88y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,500 added
  • Winner: £2,924
  • 2nd: £859
  • 3rd: £429
  • 4th: £215
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 29.80s
  • Off Time: 12:00:35
  • 12 Ran
2nd
Silk -
22/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
    2/1
    • Form 057/314-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 104

    chased leaders, slightly inconvenienced by loose horse 4 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, quickened clear flat, easily

    2
    Silk - Dark Blue and Red (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap

    Torquay

    230
    22/1
    • Form 4F0748-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 104

    chased leaders, led 5th, headed next, left in lead 8th, jumped right 10th, headed before last, no impression on winner flat

    3
    Silk - Brown
    14/1
    • Form F4/P62P-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 104

    held up in mid-division, 6th and closing when blundered and unseated rider 3 out

    4
    Silk - Light blue, pink star, white cap
    16/5
    • Form U24232-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 102

    led, mistake 1st, headed 5th, led next, jinked left and unseated rider just before taking off 9th

    5
    Silk - Grey and red diamonds, grey sleeves
    66/1
    • Form 311F/7P-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 102

    in rear, pecked 1st, mistake 9th, well behind 12th, tailed off

    6
    Silk - Dark blue, light green armlets, light green cap
    18/1
    • Form 538/85P-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 102

    stumbled badly 1st, held up in mid-division, not fluent 3rd, closed next, switched left after 3 out, 4th and no extra when mistake and unseated rider 2 out

    7
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap
    • Form 2/4224P-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 100

    chased leaders, mistake 1st, hampered 11th, no extra in 3rd 2 out, weakened last

    8
    Silk - Primrose, Green hoop and armlets, Black cap
    12/1
    • Form PP5400/
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 92

    mid-division on outside, dropped rear from 4th, in last pair after 9th, headway before 3 out, went modest 3rd towards finish, no impression

    9
    Silk - Dark blue, red hoops, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form 366715/
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 87

    held up in mid-division, in rear when mistake 9th, behind 11th, tailed off

    10
    Silk - RED, WHITE spots, WHITE sleeves, RED seams, RED and WHITE striped cap
    25/1
    • Form P/68672-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 85

    always towards rear, tailed off

    11
    Silk - Black, gold triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves
    66/1
    • Form P08-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 84

    towards rear, not fluent 1st, short of room and stumbled badly bend after 2nd, headway 10th, mistake next, struggling before 3 out, tailed off

    12
    Silk - Royal blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap, royal blue star
    9/1
    • Form 697/0P5-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-4
    • Official Rating 82

    prominent, not fluent 1st, mistake 5th, slightly hampered 9th, outpaced by front pair before 2 out, lost modest 3rd towards finish

    In depth

    Verdict

    Paul Nicholls’ stable has been ticking over with winners on the Flat and NINEOHTWOONEOH will likely be a short price on his chasing bow. Though he would have preferred softer ground, the six-year-old has only run seven times and won over hurdles over this trip at Musselburgh in February. Oxwich Bay was quite well regarded at one point but he’s not won since 2017 and has a poor strike-rate, though has placed over the larger obstacles. Zen Master is hard to catch right and most of the others may need this.

    Formwatch

    Nineohtwooneoh (IRE) 10-11fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, chased winner before 2 out, briefly, ridden and hung right before last, one pace, 4th of 9, 7 1/2l behind Russian Service (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Mar.

    Torquay 12-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway 7th, weakened after next, 9th of 12, dist behind Bhutan (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

    Zen Master (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Led, headed 7 out, weakening when blundered 3 out, soon pulled up, at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Jan.

    Oxwich Bay (IRE) 3-1 (12-1) Held up in touch, went 2nd 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, ran on under strong pressure flat, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Roxyfet (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) hvy in Mar.

    Major Davis (FR) 5-1 (12-2) Rr of mid div, 4th 1/2way, wknd in 4th 3out, pu next, at Necarne 3m sft in May.

    Tazka (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Behind, struggling 7th, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out, at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (3) sft in Dec.

    Elle Est Grande (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, tailed off and pulled up, at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Dec.

    The Last Bar 12-1 (11-9) Prominent on outside, weakened after 2 out, 11th of 14, 28 3/4l behind Boss Mans Ladder (11-12) at Stratford 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Apr.

    Short Flight (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Led, clear after 2nd until 4th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 10, 24 3/4l behind Make My Heart Fly (11-7) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Aug.

    King Gypsy (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, pushed along 7th, soon struggling, stayed on to go poor 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 37l behind Aniknam (10-9) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (4) hvy in Mar.

    First Man (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Prominent, steadied and lost place after 1st, behind from 4th, lost touch 5th, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Orrisdale (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Nov.

    Glengar (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, every chance before 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 19 3/4l behind Bells Of Peterboro (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Dec.