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14:00 Southwell

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  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 209y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 51.40s
  • Off Time: 14:02:24
  • 5 Ran
2nd
Silk -
10/11

    1
    Silk - Light green, white epaulets, white sleeves, light green stars, light green cap, white star

    Danboru (IRE)

    19 t D
    11/1
    • Form 1122F4
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 122

    raced keenly, held up in 5th, closer in 4th at 5th, pushed along and outpaced after 7th, ridden and struggling before next, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

    2
    Silk - Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue and red hooped sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap
    10/11
    • Form 33/162-1
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 129

    led until 3rd, chased winner, jumped right on final circuit, ridden and no chance with winner from 2 out

    3
    Silk - Dark Blue, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap
    • Form 71-5
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2

    chased leading trio, mistake 5th, dropped to last and reminders before next, tailed off and pulled up before 7th

    5
    Silk - Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds
    2/1
    • Form 35/1-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2

    tracked leaders, went 2nd after 1st, led 3rd, went clear approaching 2 out, ridden before the last, kept up to work run-in

    6
    Silk - Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap

    Witham

    273
    50/1
    • Form 444/8P-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-9

    raced keenly, tracked leader until after 1st, remained in 3rd, readily outpaced and no chance with 1st 2 from 3 out

    4
    NR

    Levasseur

    15 t
    33/1
    • Form 229-7
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2

    NonRunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    A winner over fences last season, JEPECK (NAP) made his hurdling debut at Bangor earlier in the week when returning a wide-margin winner. That was his first start since March so further improvement is likely and Anthony Honeyball’s charge is weighted to beat Danboru. The latter reverts to hurdling after running well over fences at Aintree last time while The Mulcair has joined Dan Skelton’s yard having won a point-to-point in Ireland back in April and debuts under Rules. Eclair On Line is another winner between the flags but faded badly on his hurdling bow and the remaining pair look best watched for now.

    Formwatch

    Danboru (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Held up in last pair, mistake 7th, closer tracking leaders after 11th, plugged on in 4th from 3 out, 4th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Plan Of Attack (11-5) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (3) sft in Oct.

    Jepeck (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Made all, jumped right at times, ridden clear approaching last, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f (4) hvy in Nov beating Dino Boy (10-12) by 19l, 4 ran.

    Eclair On Line (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in 4th, lost place and not much room 8th, effort normal 3 out, mistake and weakened next, 5th of 11, 24 1/2l behind Jatiluwih (12-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) gs in Oct.

    The Mulcair (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Twrds rr, 3rd 1/2way, 4l 3rd 4out, cl 2nd 2out when lft clr, qckn clr bef last, sow, won at Moira 3m mdn sft in Apr beating Big Leg Up (12-2) by shd, 6 ran.

    Witham 150-1 (10-9) Slowly into stride, behind and mistakes, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out, at Fakenham 2m 4f (3) gs in Feb.

    Levasseur 20-1 (11-0) Prominent, lost place halfway briefly, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 7th of 10, 30 3/4l behind Winter Getaway (10-7) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn (4) sft in Oct.