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15:00 Southwell

Littlewoods Bet Direct Handicap (Class C)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Standard
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.63s
  • 16 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
13/2

    3rd
    Silk -
    16/1

      4th
      Silk -
      1(15)
      Silk - Red, Royal Blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue diamond
      12/1
      • Form 105230-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 10-0

      behind, ridden over 3f out, never on terms

      2(4)
      Silk - Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap
      • Form 51000-3
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-9

      chased leaders, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon headed and weakened

      3(10)
      Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE spots, hooped sleeves and spots on cap
      • Form 30040-0
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-9

      chased leaders, ridden pushed along and outpaced 4f out, weakened over 1f out

      4(7)
      Silk - White, Black braces, Red cap
      6/1
      • Form 60003-0
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-8

      held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

      5(13)
      Silk - Light Green, Red stars, Light Green sleeves, Light Green cap, Red star
      • Form 00000-0
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-3

      led, headed over 4f out, one pace final 2f

      6(3)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Red epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
      25/1
      • Form 4/20200-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-1

      slowly into stride, pushed along and always behind

      7(2)
      Silk - Orange, Mauve sash, Mauve and Orange quartered cap
      13/2
      • Form 10505-2
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-1

      chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong

      8(9)
      Silk - Dark Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
      • Form 060000-
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-13

      towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong

      9(14)
      Silk - White, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green cap
      25/1
      • Form 331/00-3
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-13

      in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened inside final furlong

      10(16)
      Silk - WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and stars on sleeves, YELLOW cap

      Blakeset

      13 v
      13/2
      • Form 11101-1
      • Age 9
      • Weight 8-13

      with leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

      11(8)
      Silk - Red, Dark Green stars on sleeves, Red cap, Dark Green star
      11/2
      • Form 102012-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 8-13

      chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon led, ridden out

      12(12)
      Silk - Light Blue and Maroon stripes, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets

      No Grouse

      173
      20/1
      • Form 110000-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-11

      behind, pushed along over 4f out, no headway final 2f

      13(6)
      Silk - YELLOW, BLACK hoop and armlets, RED cap
      16/1
      • Form 4201-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-5

      tracked leaders, led on bit 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

      14(11)
      Silk - LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE cross belts and sleeves, ORANGE cap
      11/1
      • Form 100564-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-4

      held up, effort over 3f out, no impression final 2f

      15(1)
      Silk - Yellow, royal blue seams, royal blue sleeves, yellow seams, royal blue cap

      Majik

      2
      16/1
      • Form 42313-0
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-4

      chased leaders on inner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

      16(5)
      Silk - Orange and Black stripes, Orange sleeves
      6/1
      • Form 00330-1
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-0

      slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, stayed on final 2f

      In depth

      Verdict

      There should be no hanging about here with the likes of Te Queiro and Forever Phoenix virtually guaranteed to be up with the early pace-setters. However, Blakeset also likes to be on the ball from the gates and it is his tenacious attitude that may give him the edge today. There are numerous dangers though and any of: Sundried Tomato, Just A Glimmer and Majik are capable of forcing their heads into the frame. Action Fighter had some useful form in Germany before joining Nick Littmoden and is another to consider after he shaped as if coming to hand at Wolverhampton last time. However, Blakeset is on the crest of a wave at the moment and remains on a very fair mark, in spite of being raised 6lb for winning at Dunstall Park at the beginning of this month. It is also a big plus that the David Barron-trained gelding is effective at this distance and another bold bid from Blakeset is anticipated on his return to Lingfield.