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14:30 Southwell

Birch Tree Homes Ltd Novices' Handicap Chase

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 24.60s
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, Red triple diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets
  • Form 200/226-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

mid-division, headway 3rd, ridden after 9th, one pace from 3 out

2
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars
  • Form 3F/P233-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 98

prominent, mistake 3rd, led after 9th to 11th, upsides when left in lead 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, beaten when jumped right left

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap
3/1
  • Form 27U131-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 96

behind, pushed along and headway 10th, ridden 13th, ridden when slightly hampered 3 out

4
Silk - Purple, Red hoops, Purple sleeves and cap

Kavi (IRE)

326 C
10/1
  • Form 21523/7-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 100

led to 2nd, in touch, led again 11th, slight advantage when fell 3 out

5
Silk - Yellow, Purple stars, armlets and stars on cap
4/1
  • Form 9P1142/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 96

mid-division, headway approaching 10th, weakened 13th, behind when pulled up before 3 out

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Pink chevron, White sleeves, Pink cap
25/1
  • Form 50319P-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 95

towards rear, fell 10th

7
Silk - Emerald Green, White hoops, checked sleeves, White cap
50/1
  • Form 38/50P5-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 94

led 2nd to 4th, hit 7th, lost place next, behind when blundered and unseated rider 10th

8
Silk - Light Green, Maroon epaulets
14/1
  • Form P70741-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 93

always towards rear, behind when pulled up before 3 out

9
Silk - Mauve, Dark Blue diamond, Mauve and Maroon striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Mauve quartered cap
  • Form 2/P49P7-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 86

chased leaders, led 2 out, clear last, ridden out

11
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap
16/1
  • Form 111/PPU-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 76

prominent, led 4th to after 9th, weakened 12th, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out

12
Silk - Red, Yellow disc, striped sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 75P6F3-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 81

behind, mistake 2nd, ridden and some headway after 13th, never dangerous

10
NR

Gerrard (IRE)

51 v BF
  • Form 4P0/042-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 78

Nonrunner

13
NR

Hi Lily

10 C
  • Form 5P3856-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 67

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

This does not look to be the strongest of races and Ravenscar gets the vote to follow up his recent Worcester success at the main expense of Gerrard and Camdenation. The last mentioned sprung a surprise at Towcester in a beginners' chase last time and has to be respected on that evidence but his earlier form suggests that he may struggle in this company. Muttley Maguire has shown promise in all three starts but the handicapper has done Brendan Powell's gelding few favours and of more interest may be Robert Alner's Grandee Line, who has a nice racing weight. Bell Lane Lad must be considered a doubtful runner having made a belted return at Hereford yesterday and a bigger threat is likely to come from Gerrard. The seven-year-old showed improved form behind Meggie's Lad at Bangor last month and a reproduction of that effort would see him go close. The vote though goes to Ravenscar, who may have more to do off an 8lb higher mark than when scoring at Worcester but this looks to be a weaker contest and the softer surface will probably help.

Formwatch

Hot Produxion (USA) 11-2 In touch, ridden and weakened from 4 out, 6th of 11, 20l behind Major Euro at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (D) gd.

Muttley Maguire (IRE) 20-1 Held up, headway 7th, ridden after 4 out, left 3rd 2 out but soon beaten, 3rd of 7, 27l behind Bubble Boy at Fontwell 2m 6f beg chs (D) sft in Jan.

Ravenscar 11-4fav Held up mid-division and keen, headway 7th, took closer order 10th, chased leader 2 out, led after last, ran on well, won at Worcester 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (F) gf beating Backscratcher by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.

Kavi (IRE) 12-1 Held up towards rear, headway 7th, ridden next, weakened, 7th of 14, 20l behind Thrashing at N Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (E) gf in Jun.

Bell Lane Lad (IRE) 5-1jt-fav Close up, chased winner before 2 out, stayed on well, 2nd of 15, 7l behind Master Trix at Ascot 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (D) gd in Dec '03.

Camdenation (IRE) 28-1 Held up, headway 11th, led last, driven out, won at Towcester 2m 6f beg chs (E) gs beating Dramatic Quest by 2l, 9 ran.

Grandee Line 40-1 Held up towards rear, headway 11th, one pace from 3 out, 3rd of 11, 6l behind The Extra Man at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (E) gs.

Gerrard (IRE) 15-8fav Prominent, lost place approaching 7th, hit 10th, rallied approaching last, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Meggie's Lad at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (E) gd in Mar.