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15:30 Southwell

Golf And Racing At Southwell Banded Stakes (Class 7)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 44.09s
  • 7 Ran
1(1)
Silk - Black, Black and Beige striped sleeves
10/11
  • Form 920401
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 48

dwelt, soon in touch, chased leader over 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left and driven out

2(7)
Silk - PINK and PURPLE check, PINK sleeves, BLACK cap
5/2
  • Form 5-44415
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 50

soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

3(5)
Silk - Cambridge Blue, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Gold spots
9/1
  • Form 658809
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 50

held up, ridden and headway over 3f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong

4(3)
Silk - Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, White cap
14/1
  • Form 2-81660
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 49

close up, ridden 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong

5(4)
Silk - Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets
20/1
  • Form 6721-07
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 47

held up, ridden and some headway on inside 3f out, weakened over 1f out

6(6)
Silk - Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap

Galley Law

29 CDC
11/2
  • Form 59-3556
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 46

held up in rear, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out

7(2)
Silk - Black, Red disc

Shardda

348
100/1
  • Form 00050/0-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 40

chased leader until over 4f out, soon lost touch, eased final 2f, virtually pulled up

In depth

Verdict

Shrine Mountain looks capable of giving weight away to the rest including Galley Law and Legal Lover. The recent victory of Shrine Mountain over the course-and-distance suggests that he is the one to be on here. He absolutely bolted up in a first-time visor seven days ago, finishing nine-lengths clear of his nearest rival Musical Gift, and although that was a seller, this is certainly no better, so Jack Holt's decision to run him here rather than in a handicap can pay off. Galley Law is yet another that has been successful round here in the past, but his recent form leaves him with a bit to do against the younger Shrine Mountain. Legal Lover is interesting though, as he actually finished in front of the selection at Beverley and connections will be hoping that he can maintain that form. However, Shrine Mountain improved so much last time that we reckon he can turn the tables on Legal Lover and come out on top overall.

Formwatch

Shrine Mountain (USA) 6-1 (9-10) Always prominent, led well over 2f out, ridden clear, won at Southwell 1m sll (6) fbs beating Musical Gift (9-9) by 9l, 12 ran.

Legal Lover (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Led, hung left over 2f out, soon headed, one pace, 5th of 16, 8l behind Scotty's Future (9-6) at Beverley 1m sll (5) gs in Apr.

Sorbiesharry (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Held up, ridden 3f out, never troubled leaders, 12th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Port 'n Starboard (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (6) pol in Apr.

Priorina (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up, never troubled leaders, 10th of 14, 6l behind Auentraum (9-6) at Kempton 7f banded stk (7) pol in Apr.

Sea Frolic (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Led until over 4f out, ridden halfway, weakened final 2f, 7th of 9, 9l behind Pawn In Life (8-8) at Southwell 7f app hcp (6) fbs.

Galley Law 5-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Heathers Girl (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f banded stk (7) fbs in Apr.

Shardda 66-1 (8-5) Went right start, mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 18, well behind Queen's Echo (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp (6) sft.