Pick Today's Winners At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap 1m 4f

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 42.57s
  • Off time: 14:50:25
Full result
Result 14:50 Southwell
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Mediterranean Sea 7/1
2nd 3 Honest Deal nk 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 7532-40
Pink, White epaulets Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 16
  • T:J R Jenkins
  • J:Freddie Tylicki
  • Form: 7532-40
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 J R Jenkins Freddie Tylicki 72 7/1
2 (3) 69779-4
Maroon, Light Blue armlets and cap Admirable Duque (IRE) 30
  • T:D J S ffrench Davis
  • J:Josh Baudains
  • Form: 69779-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5be
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 be D J S ffrench Davis Josh Baudains (7) 70 4/1
3 (5) 88428-3
Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Honest Deal 34
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:R Kennemore
  • Form: 88428-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 G A Swinbank R Kennemore 70 11/4
4 (6) 54/213-2
BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Alborz (IRE) 23
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 54/213-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 Tim Vaughan D Tudhope 72 6/4f
5 (2) 963901/
Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Masterful Act (USA) 65
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 963901/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2t1
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 t1 A J Mccabe G Lee 67 7/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 (1) 07-3446
Blizzard Blues (USA) 5
  • Nag Me
  • T:A Sadik
  • J:Raul Da Silva
  • Form: 07-3446
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
7 91 b A Sadik Raul Da Silva 66 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 2 Stand Guard
  • T:J Butler
  • J:A Kirby
8 9-6 J Butler A Kirby 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Alborz has been winning over hurdles and went close at Wolverhampton last time but his yard's poor record at this course doesn't boost confidence. Honest Deal was beaten only a short-head here last season and could figure but it could pay to concentrate on the proven Fibresand winners. Mediterranean Sea is one of those with four victories at the track to his name but he has yet to win off a mark as high as today and the tentative vote goes to ADMIRABLE DUQUE. He landed a double here at this time last year and has slipped 12lb down the weights since. He looks set to take advantage in this.

Formwatch

Blizzard Blues (USA) 66-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Flying Power (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 19l behind Hepworth (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.

Honest Deal 6-1 (9-5) Led, driven and headed 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cool Sky (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.

Masterful Act (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Held up, headway on outer over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov '10 beating Money Money Money (9-6) by 9l, 11 ran.

Admirable Duque (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway and in touch halfway, chased leader over 4f out to over 3f out, ridden and no impression in 4th final 2f, 4th of 6, 12l behind English Summer (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.

Alborz (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge on inside over 3f out, soon short of room, switched right and effort well over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Rapid Heat Lad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.