16:45 Southwell

Thursday 21 February 2019

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Class 5  |   1m 4f 14y  |   Standard / Slow  |   6 Runners  |   Fibresand

Weighed In

Off time: 16:46  |   Winning time: 2m 37.19s

1
(7)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Jamie Gormley |  T: I Jardine|  OR: 74
11/4

In fine fettle at the end of the last turf season, winning handicaps at Carlisle and Chester over shorter distances. Bit to prove following his break and AW record is not great, but he is progressive and worthy of respect.

2
(4)
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Ben Robinson |  T: Alexandra Dunn|  OR: 72|  D
40/1

Trained by Ed de Giles when disappointing on the Flat and over hurdles at the back end of 2017. Long absence to overcome and is best watched on debut for this stable.

3
(5)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Thore Hammer Hansen |  T: Alexandra Dunn|  OR: 71|  D
10/1

Dual winner on the AW, but recent displays have been underwhelming. Tries his hand on Fibresand for the first time and cannot be seriously fancied until hinting at a revival.

5
(2)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: A Mullen |  T: M Appleby|  OR: 65|  CD
7/4

Back to winning ways when landing a Wolverhampton claimer last month. Handles Fibresand and, in conjunction with High Command, gives his trainer a strong hand.

6
(1)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: P Mulrennan |  T: R Brisland|  OR: 64
8/1

Bits of promise in three runs in maiden/novice company. Makes his handicap and Fibresand debut and the market will probably be the best guide to his prospects.

7
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: Theodore Ladd |  T: S Dixon|  OR: 62|  CD
7/2

Enjoys this surface as he underlined when scoring over this distance in a first-time visor in December. Not disgraced when 7L second last time, and has an each-way shout again off 1lb lower.

Non-Runners

4
(6)
High Command28
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 6
T: M Appleby  J: Kevin Lundie
Betting

Forecast

Epitaph (7/4), Mearing (11/4), Love Rat (7/2), High Command (6/1), Harbour Quay (8/1), Argus (10/1), Shades of Silver (40/1)

Verdict
Mearing would be a strong fancy if this race were on turf, but his AW record is ordinary and the finish may be fought out by stable companions Epitaph and HIGH COMMAND. The latter may represent a bit of value and can step up his on his first run for the yard over C&D last time. Love Rat may be able to secure minor honours.
  1. High Command
  2. Epitaph
  3. Love Rat
Prize Money
1st:
£3,234.00
2nd:
£962.00
3rd:
£481.00
4th:
£240.00

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