Today's racecards

Folkestone

  • 14:30 Carlsberg, Probably Best Handicap Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft (Chase Course;Hurdles Course;Heavy)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 51.60s
  • Off time: 14:31:13
14:30 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Chase 10/3
2nd Tarateeno 4/1
3rd Migigi 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/05 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Midnight Chase 27
Nag me
6 11-12 N P Mulholland R Thornton 105 10/34.33
2 058 Emerald Green and White check, White sleeves, striped cap Ballyveeney (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 11-9 Miss V Williams S Thomas 102 10/34.33
3 P298P-5 Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Mikado Melody (IRE) 11
Nag me
9 11-5 J G Portman S P Jones (3) 98 9/25.50
4 222125- Black and yellow check, halved sleeves Geography (IRE) 238
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 p P Butler R Lucey-Butler (3) 97 8/19.00
5 54P34-9 Light Green, large Pink spots, Light Green sleeves, Pink spots, White cap Tarateeno 27
Nag me
5 11-2 P G Murphy C Bolger 95 4/15.00
6 8PPP87- Emerald Green, White stars and sleeves, Orange cap English Jim (IRE) 252
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-6 Miss A M Newton-Smith Matthew Batchelor 85 10/111.00
7 077600- Yellow, Mauve epaulets, armlets and star on cap Tanktastic 235
Nag me
6 10-4 R Fielder T Siddall 83 16/117.00
8 0752/P0 DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, DARK BLUE and RED hooped sleeves and cap Migigi 15
Nag me
8 10-0 M Roberts M Goldstein (5) 75 20/121.00

Verdict

Venetia Williams has a knack of striking with unexposed individuals and, as such BALLYVEENEY is fancied to make a winning handicap debut; possibly at the main expense of Geography and Midnight Chase. The last named was given a rating of 107 after making a winning debut at Perth last summer. He was not seen out again until May but showed he still retains ability with a solid round at Exeter last month. That run will have tightened him up and, from a 2lb lower mark, he should be capable of improving again. Geography has a consistent profile and acts well with sufficient cut in the ground. However he has been away from the action for 238 days so it would be a great training effort from Paddy Butler to send him out to victory on his seasonal debut. Therefore, it can pay to take a chance that the renowned steady approach from Williams has again unearthed another potential blot on and otherwise uninspiring handicap. The son of Lord Americo is likely to be suited by this step up in trip and in Sam Thomas - assuming his confidence has not be affected by high-profile overreactions to recent incidents - has a jockey who is more than capable of nursing him round to victory when he is seen at his best.