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15:15 Southwell

Arena Leisure Handicap Chase (Class C) (Class C)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 15.90s
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), BLACK sleeves
  • Form 1566F5-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12

held up, headway approaching 10th, ridden and mistake 13th, every chance approaching 3 out, one pace from next

2
Silk - Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap

Davoski

23
8/1
  • Form 30/P533-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-8

in touch, lost place 11th, soon behind

3
Silk - Royal Blue, White triple diamond, White and Royal Blue halved sleeves, White cap
  • Form 163/603-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-7

with leader, mistake 7th, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

4
Silk - Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star
9/2
  • Form 021225-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

led, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened quickly next

5
Silk - Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green cap
  • Form 0/P326P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders, ridden and every chance approaching 3 out, soon weakened

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue hoop
13/8
  • Form 363421-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

held up and keen, headway 11th, led 3 out, clear last, comfortably

7
Silk - DARK BLUE, FLAME sleeves, striped cap

Heracles

24 b
11/2
  • Form 334/0P6-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-6

mistakes, behind from 4th, tailed off when pulled up before 12th

In depth

Verdict

Day du Roy was a convincing winner at Stratford last time and a 9lb higher mark today should not prevent Jonjo O'Neill's gelding from following up in a race where Cameron Bridge and Tanikos are rated the main dangers. Cameron Bridge is gradually slipping to a fair mark but may need more help from the handicapper before troubling the judge and of more interest may be Nicky Henderson's Tanikos. The ex-French gelding has not always looked the most reliable of chasers but seems to be fairly treated on his best form and cannot be discounted lightly. Davoski has to be respected but tends to find at least one too good and is likely to have to settle for a minor role again, while Tom Costalot has given little sign of encouragement in recent starts. All in all not many of these can be given much of a chance and Day Du Roy is difficult to oppose.