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13:35 Southwell

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  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,588
  • 2nd: £770
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 40.17s
  • Off Time: 13:37:16
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(5)
    Silk - Yellow, Light Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap

    Blades Lad

    25 C
    7/1
    • Form 8/31370-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 70

    led early, with leader, led over 7f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong

    2(2)
    Silk - Light green, white chevron and sleeves
    7/2
    • Form 56731-3
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 70

    chased leaders, went 3rd over 4f out, went 3rd 3f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out

    3(1)
    Silk - Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star

    Yasir (USA)

    7 p DCD
    5/1
    • Form 5132-23
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 69

    dwelt, pushed along to lead, headed over 7f out, reminders over 5f out, lost place over 4f out

    4(3)
    Silk - Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars

    Monzino (USA)

    13 v CD
    16/1
    • Form 54214-4
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 67

    slowly away, held up towards rear, weakened over 4f out

    5(6)
    Silk - Mauve, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap
    25/1
    • Form 074090-
    • Age 10
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 65

    in rear, reminders over 5f out, weakened over 4f out

    6(7)
    Silk - RED, black hoop, white sleeves, black cap

    Arashi

    35 D
    25/1
    • Form 415850-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 65

    held up towards rear, weakened over 4f out

    7(4)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap

    Afro

    15 h CD
    3/1
    • Form 53/153-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 66

    slowly away, mid-division and pushed along, reminders over 4f out, chased winner final furlong, no impression

    8(8)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap
    3/1
    • Form 40334-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 65

    slowly into stride, close up in 3rd, went 2nd over 5f out, challenged 3f out, weakened over 1f out

    In depth

    Verdict

    Staff Sergeant has only run here three times and won twice though he's 6lb higher than last month's victory. SHORT SHRIFT was making her debut here when winning comfortably on New Year's Day. That was only her second start for Richard Fahey and a 4lb rise doesn't look enough to prevent a follow-up. Afro had just over a length to spare over Yasir over 1m4f a fortnight ago and is another likely to make progress though the runner-up has been beaten subsequently and is closely matched with Monzino on earlier running.

    Formwatch

    Blades Lad 14-1 (9-10) Took keen hold in touch, lost place 5f out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Royal Peculiar (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.

    Staff Sergeant 4-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, tracked leader 2f, remained handy in 3rd until pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, rallied to well held 3rd final strides, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Disco Dave (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

    Yasir (USA) 3-1 (9-6) Ridden briefly leaving stalls, led over 10f out, headed 2f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind My Lord (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

    Monzino (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Dwelt badly, behind and in touch after 1f, struggling over 5f out, no chance with leaders after, tailed off, last of 4, 28l behind Mr Burbidge (10-2) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.

    Persian Peril 33-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Duchess Of Gazeley (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.

    Arashi 50-1 (9-13) Dwelt raced wide always in rear, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 33l behind Fujin Dancer (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.

    Afro 5-2 (9-1) Stumbled start, chased leaders, took closer order halfway, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Yasir (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.

    Short Shrift (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, driven over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, kept on, won at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Royal Marskell (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.