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18:05 Southwell

Bet World Cup Football - Betdaq Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 2f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 1.00s
  • Off Time: 18:05:21
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Dark Blue, Mauve chevrons, halved sleeves, Mauve cap, Dark Blue star
11/2
  • Form 96/59-75
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 114

held up in last, blundered 5th, not fluent 15th or 17th, headway approaching 3 out, challenged going well next, hit last, found nil

2
Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue and Light Blue (halved) sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue star

Midnight Gold

14 p C
10/3
  • Form 4424-13
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 114

held up in 4th/5th, not fluent 9th, headway 16th, went 2nd after 4 out, led 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, headed last, rallied towards finish, just held

3
Silk - Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars
  • Form P/67-313
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 105

held up in 4th/5th, not fluent 3rd or 13th, headway 16th, close enough 3 out, weakened after next

4
Silk - Red, Yellow hoops and armlets
  • Form P1581P-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 104

chased clear leader until 2nd, mostly 3rd after, jumped right 5th, jumped slowly 15th, behind from 17th

5
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, Black and White striped sleeves and cap
  • Form P58-417
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 92

took keen hold, jumped right on occasions, led and soon clear, mistake 3rd, reduced advantage 8th, headed 3 out, weakened next, pulled up before last

6
Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
  • Form 73563-5
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 89

mostly chased clear leader from 2nd, not fluent 4th, jumped slowly 8th, ridden after 15th, lost 2nd after 4 out, weakened 3 out

7
Silk - Dark blue, light blue sleeves, black cap
14/1
  • Form FP1-P63
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 64

held up towards rear, headway under pressure after 4 out, led last, just held on (no time taken)

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Midnight Gold is a very consistent performer and Simply Smashing stands a good chance in this contest but we prefer to side with MUTUAL RESPECT here. The selection won well at Fakenham two races ago and although not entirely fluent at Southwell when finishing third behind Lord Gunnerslake this may have been partly to do with turning out only three days after winning. With more of a rest before this race and having won from 5lbs higher Mutual Respect stands a really good chance in this one. Midnight Gold also won two races ago and that was on his seasonal debut at Ffos Las. This Peter Bowen trained gelding should be competitive and is only a pound higher than when winning at the Carmarthenshire track in April. Simply Smashing ran poorly at Perth last time out but prior to this he was a very comfortable winner at Hexham. The ground here should suit and should challenge our selection. The Artful Fox improved last time out when finishing third but was still twenty four lengths behind the winner and it would take a sly performance to get a victory on this occasion. In an interesting first race on the card we give our vote to Mutual Respect.

Formwatch

Bill's Echo 7-1 (10-1) Behind, moderate headway from 3 out, 5th of 12, 14l behind King Troy (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-140 (2) gf in May.

Midnight Gold 9-2 (11-7) Led, headed 4 out, driven and outpaced next, soon ridden stayed on under pressure to go 3rd flat, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Lyster (10-11) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May.

Mutual Respect (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Made most, blundered and headed 11th, weakened before 2 out, rallied from last, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Lord Gunnerslake (10-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in May.

Simply Smashing (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Held up behind, pushed along 7th, tailed off next, pulled up before 17th, in a race won by Omix D'or (10-9) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Apr, 17 ran.

Lindseyfield Lodge (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Led headed before 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 13, 17l behind Chicago Alley (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 4f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in May.

Teenando (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, lost place from 2nd, in rear from 2 out, 5th of 10, 49l behind Mountskip (10-10) at Hexham 2m Am nov hcp hdl (5) gf in May.

The Artful Fox 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, reminders and lost place 12th, rallied before next, close up when hampered 2 out, weakened after last, 3rd of 10, 24l behind Volcanic Rock (11-10) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.