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15:45 Southwell

Free Race Replays On Attheraces Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 62y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,273 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 7.40s
  • Off Time: 15:45:25
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap
  • Form 2/57-9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 106

tracked leader, challenged 3 out, chased winner after 2 out until ridden between last 2, stayed on same pace in 3rd

2
Silk - Light blue, pink star, pink sleeves, light blue armlets, light blue cap, pink star
  • Form 03414-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 106

tracked leaders on outside, led going well approaching 2 out, went clear before last, easily

3
Silk - Dark blue and pink check, halved sleeves, dark blue and pink quartered cap

Zamoyski

10 p CD
7/2
  • Form 13P3-57
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 104

reluctant leader and set joined 3 out, steady pace, awkward 5th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out where mistake, lost 2nd between last 2, soon hung left and weakened

5
Silk - Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap
  • Form 7/57P7-2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 102

last pair, ridden and weakened after 3 out

7
Silk - Black, red stars, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap
7/2
  • Form 346990
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 98

chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and went 2nd between last 2, stayed on same pace before last, no chance with winner

8
Silk - Yellow, black seams, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap

Polarbrook (IRE)

44 v CDCD
20/1
  • Form 90-3188
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 90

last pair, weakened 3 out, tailed off and eased before next

4
NR
  • Form 801506-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 104

NonRunner

6
NR
  • Form 2346
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 100

NonRunner

9
NR
  • Form 08874-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 89

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

Ventura Dragon has produced his best efforts so far on faster going while the ground also looks a worry for both Polarbrook and Oriental Cross. The former won at Market Rasen back in May while the latter was successful at Newcastle in March and remains 7lb higher. It was only a seller that LESKINFERE finished second in at Stratford last month but he separated higher rated horses than these and may well be good enough to make a winning debut for new connections back in a handicap. Minella Examiner will be sharper for a recent comeback and could prove best of the rest handicapping for the first time on his second start after wind surgery.

Formwatch

Minella Examiner 20-1 (11-0) Jumped left in rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 24 3/4l behind Hang In There (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Oct.

Oriental Cross (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, hampered 2nd, close 2nd after 6th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 17 1/2l behind Oscar Rose (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct.

Zamoyski 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Vibrance (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Nov.

Leskinfere (IRE) 7-4 (10-12) Prominent, soon chased leader, ridden last, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 9, 3 1/4l behind Ballyellis (11-8) at Stratford 2m 3f (5) sft in Oct.

Ishyaboi (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Always towards rear, mistake 4th, tailed off, last of 15, dist behind Lochinver (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Oct.

Polarbrook (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, well beaten before 3 out, 8th of 10, dist behind Akkapenko (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct.

Sheila's Fancy (IRE) 5-2fav (11-11) Led until jumped slowly and headed 1st, chased leaders, mistake 4th, weakened after next, tailed off from 4 out, 6th of 9, dist behind Lord Sparky (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Ventura Dragon (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, hit 3rd, not fluent 4th or 5th, hampered 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Lock's Corner (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Bob Maxwell (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Not jump well in rear, never involved, 7th of 11, 25l behind The Accountant (11-11) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (4) gs in Oct.