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16:45 Southwell

Watch Royal Ascot On Sky Sports Racing Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 153y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,749 added
  • Winner: £4,094
  • 2nd: £1,202
  • 3rd: £601
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.41s
  • Off Time: 16:45:31
  • 5 Ran
1st
2nd
9/4

      1

      Magna Cartor

      9 p DCD
      8/11
      • Form: 7648-41
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 12-0
      • Official Rating: 114
      • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
      • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

      led to 2nd, tracked leader, led before last, kept on

      2
      • Form: 714089-
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 11-12
      • Official Rating: 119
      • Trainer: Kevin Frost
      • Jockey: R Johnson

      led to 2nd, pressed and jumped left 2 out, soon headed and weakened

      3

      Groveman

      39 D
      9/4
      • Form: 12253-
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 11-8
      • Official Rating: 118
      • Trainer: Jedd O'Keeffe
      • Jockey: Billy Garritty

      held up in rear, headway before 2 out, chased winner before and not fluent last, kept on and held towards finish

      4
      20/1
      • Form: 36743-3
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-13
      • Official Rating: 106
      • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
      • Jockey: Sam Coltherd

      tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, one pace

      5
      20/1
      • Form: 3486-6
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-11
      • Official Rating: 107
      • Trainer: Stuart Edmunds
      • Jockey: C Gethings

      held up towards rear, mistake 4 out, weakened after 3 out

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Groveman has rather flattered to deceive since winning a juvenile hurdle at Catterick in January but still looks the main danger to the penalised MAGNA CARTOR. Richard Newland’s charge made all at Uttoxeter for a wide-margin victory and may get his own way out in front again. Chieftain's Choice has his sights lowered but has never won off a mark this high, though still makes more appeal than the maiden Bobndave and Far Bihoue.

      Formwatch

      Magna Cartor 9-4fav (11-12) Made all, shaken up and went clear approaching last, easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) gs in May beating Jacbequick (11-12) by 12l, 8 ran.

      Chieftain's Choice (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Always behind, 9th of 16, 15 3/4l behind Cubswin (11-6) at Haydock 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.

      Groveman 11-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Handiwork (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

      Bobndave (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, ridden after last, headed flat, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd closing stages, 3rd of 6, 4 1/4l behind For Three (11-0) at Hexham 2m (4) gd in May.

      Far Bihoue (FR) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, driven after 3 out, kept on same pace, never threatened leaders, 6th of 13, 20l behind Now Look At Me (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) gd in May.