Play Golf At Southwell Golf Club Handicap (Div 1) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 41.80s
- Off time: 14:00:24
|1st||10 Peter's Friend||12/1|
|3rd||4 Royal Holiday||5||8/1|
Mingun Bell (USA) 27
|6||133 9-7 p||E De Giles||A Kirby||75||7/2j|
Sharp And Smart (IRE) 21
|4||132 9-6||H Morrison||N Callan||74||9/2|
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 10
|3||129 9-3 b||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||74||7/2j|
Royal Holiday (IRE) 13
|6||128 9-2 p||Mrs Marjorie Fife||D Tudhope||70||8/1|
Piceno (IRE) 22
|5||128 9-2 p||S Dixon||J Fanning||70||16/1|
Chrissycross (IRE) 61
|4||124 8-12 v||R A Teal||R Winston||66||10/1|
Monzino (USA) 13
|5||123 8-11||M C Chapman||Paul Booth (7)||65||50/1|
Master Of Song 36
|6||122 8-10 p||S R Bowring||M Coumbe (3)||64||11/1|
Putin (IRE) 12
|5||120 8-8 pt||P S McEntee||David Probert||62||25/1|
Peter's Friend 26
|4||119 8-7||M Herrington||P McDonald||61||12/1|
||4||9-7||A Bailey||D Holland||7/1|
Plenty of these have form on the Fibresand with Master Of Song the most recent winner over track and trip. But he's up 7lb for that success while Monzino has a 5lb rise to contend with having won at Wolverhampton last month. Chrissycross and Royal Holiday look high enough in the weights now but Piceno has a shout off his current mark. MINGUN BELL is well handicapped on his winning form here last year and the top weight should go close if back to his best. He's preferred to both Soaring Spirits and Sharp And Smart, though both could figure if handling the surface.
Peter's Friend 9-2 (9-6) Mid-division in touch on inside, effort over 2f out, led narrowly inside final 2f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Diletta Tommasa (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Chrissycross (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, hard ridden well over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 13l behind Slip of The Tongue (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon edged right, headed over 1f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, kept on in closing stages to regain 2nd last strides, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Uncle Brit (9-4) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Knight Owl (9-3) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Mingun Bell (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Master Of Song 9-4fav (9-4) Started very slowly, detatched for over 1f, headway over 4f out, led 2f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug beating Arabian Flight (9-4) by 2l, 11 ran.
Monzino (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly away keen in rear, plenty to do 2f out, ran on to lead near finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Exclusive Waters (9-9) by nk, 11 ran.
Putin (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Piceno (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 15, 13l behind Dana's Present (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Sharp And Smart (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Brocklebank (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.