Southwell

  • 14:40 Bloomfields Horseboxes Handicap Chase2m 4f 62y

  • Winner £5,005 2nd £1,478 3rd £739 4th £370
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 39.22s
  • Off time: 14:42:14
14:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Agincourt Reef (IRE) 7/2
2nd Johns Luck (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
2 P41P5P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dursey Sound (IRE) 103
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 B Haslam R P McLernon 118 1001
3 3331P9 Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap Milgen Bay 82
Distance Winner
11 11-10 O Sherwood Harrison Beswick (7) 118 1001
4 321166 Grey, royal blue sleeves and cap Agincourt Reef (IRE) 16
8 11-5 p R A Teal Harry Teal (7) 113 1001
5 2-51123 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Johns Luck (IRE) 19
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-3 b N P Mulholland Harry Reed (7) 111 1001
7 15-4924 Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Little Jimmy 10
Distance Winner
10 10-12 pt T R Gretton B S Hughes 106 1001
8 14-114P Pink, dark blue spots on sleeves and cap Thoonavolla (IRE) 214
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-11 T H Weston S Bowen 105 1001
Non runners
111/P7P2Mister Grez (FR)1111-12D SkeltonBridget Andrews120
61-14483Ballycoe811-0C GordonTom Cannon108

Verdict

Thoonavolla won this a year ago and also scored twice at Worcester in May. He hasn't run since August but this is his sort of ground and he shouldn't be dismissed. BALLYCOE (NAP) hails from a yard who could win with the stable cat at the moment. He completed a hat-trick around this time a year ago and though much higher in the weights he's been competing at a higher level and can get back to winning ways. Mister Grez was in superb form at this time in 2015 but only returned from a long absence in November and showed a bit more dash at Leicester last month. Johns Luck made all for an easy victory here a year ago and has scored twice subsequently. He looked a likely winner at Ffos Las earlier this month but was just run out of it and is maybe a few pounds high. Little Jimmy has a strike-rate of 8-30 over fences but failed to take advantage of a lower hurdles mark last time.