Betdaq 1st UK Race Commission Free Handicap 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 46.18s
- Off time: 19:25:54
|1st||5 Royal Bushida||6/4|
Libra Romana (IRE) 33
|3||131 9-5||Sir Mark Prescott||L Morris||53||11/8f|
Flying Kyte 142
|3||124 8-12||P Phelan||Jemma Marshall (3)||46||10/1|
Royal Bushida 19
|3||124 8-12||D Shaw||D Swift||45||6/4|
Copper Cavalier 9
|3||124 8-12 v||R M H Cowell||Adam Beschizza||45||13/2|
|3||124 8-12 b||R C Guest||William Carson||45||16/1|
Dawnfromthepast (IRE) 14
|3||124 8-12||L A Dace||Ross Atkinson (3)||45||33/1|
||3||98||K Dalgleish||T Eaves||50||NR|
||3||97 hb||C Hills||Non Runner||55||NR|
||3||9-4||M Herrington||T Eaves||9/4|
COLUMBIAN ROULETTE had shown improved form at Wolverhampton in November and went to Southwell with a favourite's chance three weeks ago. His supporters were counting their winning when he ducked badly left and unshipped Martin Dwyer. He's wearing blinkers this time and compensation awaits. Royal Bushida and Tortoise eventually filled the places in that race but would have been well beaten. Libra Romana looks a likely threat as she will be much more suited to this trip than the 6f races she ran in as a juvenile. Frankthetank enjoyed the step-up to 7f on Southwell's stamina-sapping terrain and may find a few of these too quick.
Frankthetank (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) With leader, ridden and outpaced 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Witchy Woman (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Columbian Roulette (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, headway and wide entering straight, led inside final 2f, driven clear from over 1f out, in command when jinked left and unseated rider inside final furlong, in a race won by It's All A Game (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs, 7 ran.
Royal Bushida 14-1 (8-12) Held up behind in touch, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd when left 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind It's All A Game (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Tortoise 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression over 1f out, left 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind It's All A Game (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Flying Kyte 100-1 (8-1) Raced wide in touch in rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 5th of 6, 7l behind La Tinta Bay (9-7) at Brighton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Copper Cavalier 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, driven over 2f out, some late headway, never any chance, 6th of 9, 9l behind Spreadable (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Libra Romana (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, driven to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on tems, 4th of 7, 9l behind Queenie's Home (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Dawnfromthepast (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Switched left soon after start, held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 11l behind Dandys Perier (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.