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20:00 Southwell

Sky Sports Racing On Sky 415 Nursery (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 13y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £7,045 added
  • Winner: £3,429
  • 2nd: £1,020
  • 3rd: £510
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 41.26s
  • Off Time: 20:00:11
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - Silver, tassel on cap
  • Form 73322
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

pushed along and outpaced in rear, ridden halfway, nearest finish

2(3)
Silk - Red, red and yellow hooped cap
  • Form 7265
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 74

close up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly approaching final furlong, pressed inside final furlong, all out, gamely

3(5)
Silk - White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel
13/2
  • Form 6651
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly approaching final furlong, driven and still every chance inside final furlong, just held

4(1)
Silk - Orange, white epaulets and sleeves, striped cap

Alibaba

40
16/1
  • Form 042
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

5(2)
Silk - Emerald Green and Mauve stripes

Forus

62
14/1
  • Form 748
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 69

tracked leader until pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out

6(6)
Silk - White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star
7/2
  • Form 5866
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 66

raced wide close up, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

7(7)
Silk - Black, grey seams, black sleeves and cap
  • Form 339
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 64

slow into stride, towards rear, weakened over 3f out

In depth

Verdict

None of these have raced on the Fibresand before but EXPENSIVE DIRHAM was beaten only a neck over today’s trip at Pontefract on her handicap debut. Mark Johnston’s filly may well prove good enough in this. Kuwait Shield won over 7f at Catterick on his handicap bow and is preferred to Hooroo, despite a 5lb rise, while Alibaba just missed out in maiden company at Beverley and looks best of those handicapping for the first time.

Formwatch

Expensive Dirham 10-3 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Walkonby (8-12) at Pontefract 1m fll (4) gs in Sep.

Bermuda Schwartz 7-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, niggled along over 2f out, reminder well over 1f out, no headway, 5th of 11, 6 1/4l behind Spantik (9-2) at Lingfield 1m stks (5) pol in Aug.

Kuwait Shield 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 7f (4) gf in Sep beating Eton College (10-4) by 2l, 6 ran.

Alibaba 14-1 (9-5) Led, hard pressed from over 1f out, edged left, just lost out on the nod post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Magna Moralia (9-5) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.

Forus 20-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 13 3/4l behind Passing Fashion (9-3) at Lingfield 1m stks (6) gf in Aug.

Hooroo (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, stayed on late, nearest finish, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Ralphy Boy Two (9-1) at Carlisle 7f (5) gf in Aug.

Handlebars (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Morisco (9-5) at Ayr 1m stks (4) gd in Sep.