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12:40 Southwell

John And Audrey Kay Diamond Anniversary Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 62y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,535 added
  • Winner: £4,289
  • 2nd: £1,259
  • 3rd: £630
  • 4th: £450
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 4.10s
  • Off Time: 12:40:51
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - Beige, maroon spots
7/1
  • Form 211124
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-1
  • Official Rating 112

jumped right and slow 1st, chased leaders, shaken up 5th, not fluent next, reminders after 7th, soon behind, pulled up before 8th

2
Silk - Red and black (quartered), black sleeves, yellow armlets
15/8
  • Form 344-313
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 109

raced freely, led after 2nd, headed last, weakened flat

4
Silk - Dark green, red hoop, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, red star
  • Form P513-UP
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 97

chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, went 2nd flat, kept on, unbale to challenge

5
Silk - Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves
2/1
  • Form 2/676-45
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 95

led until after 2nd, chased leader, not fluent 8th, driven approaching 3 out, led last, edged right close home, all out

3
NR
20/1
  • Form 55-1279
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 108

NonRunner

6
NR
  • Form 809P/60-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 85

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Only a couple make any appeal. Double Court, who won on faster going over hurdles here back in September, is 12lb higher than when last successful over fences and NAUTICAL TWILIGHT is preferred. The latter scored over course and distance before running out of steam when third over a longer trip here last time - Neil King’s charge looks worth another chance. The remainder are harder to fancy on recent form though Ramore Will has won off a higher mark over timber in the past.

Formwatch

Double Court (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Close up, ridden 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 19 1/4l behind Thomas Todd (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Nautical Twilight 3-1 (11-12) Pulled hard tracking leaders on outside, went 2nd after 7th, led narrowly 11th, hit 3 out, headed before next, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, weakened into 3rd inside final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Sheneededtherun (11-10) at Southwell 3m hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Top Decision (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up, closed from 12th, led before 4 out, soon headed, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, at Ludlow 3m hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Indian Native (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 7th, led 4 out, headed before 2 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 13, 18l behind Buck Dancing (11-11) at Southwell 3m hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Ramore Will (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Last trio, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up, 9th of 14, dist behind Fontley House (11-7) at Kempton 3m hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Vodka Society (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Always rear, never a factor, hampered 3rd, mistake 7th, pushed along and detached before 5 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 11th of 14, dist behind Minella Beau (11-12) at Galway 2m 7f sft in Aug.