Nottingham

  • 16:40 32Red Handicap1m 75y

  • Winner £5,499 2nd £1,636 3rd £818 4th £409
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.42s
  • Off time: 16:40:43
16:40 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saigon City 5/1
2nd Magistral 9/2
3rd Al Mukhdam 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (1) 5-12572 Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Al Mukhdam 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 P W Chapple-Hyam C Catlin 84 6/17.00
3 (9) 2-27127 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Regal Silk 33
Nag me
3 9-4 J Noseda S Sanders 82 8/19.00
4 (12) 3163 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Magistral 45
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 J H M Gosden R Havlin 82 9/25.50
5 (6) 664612 Red, White sash, White cap Loved One 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 J R Fanshawe S W Kelly 78 7/24.50
6 (5) 131560 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Woody Bay 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 J G Given F Tylicki 77 16/117.00
7 (11) 3-12454 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Freeport 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-12 B J Meehan J Fortune 76 10/111.00
9 (2) 381884 Purple, Emerald Green hollow box, Emerald Green stars on Orange sleeves and cap Mister Marcasite 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 M Brittain D Fentiman 73 33/134.00
10 (4) 741 Purple, beige stars on sleeves Defiant Spirit 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 R Charlton S M Levey 73 10/111.00
11 (7) 2661 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Saigon City 64
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 b L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 73 5/16.00
12 (3) 415752 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Fraserburgh (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-7 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 70 12/113.00
Non runners
1 (10)91-2238Veeraya39-7W J HaggasL Dettori85
8 (8)312528Starlight Symphony (IRE)38-12Eve Johnson HoughtonT E Durcan76

Verdict

SAIGON CITY looks a typical Luca Cumani improver and has sneaked in here near the foot of the weights despite making a winning handicap debut at Yarmouth, where he had more in hand than the official margin suggests. He can double up though Defiant Spirit is even less exposed and got off the mark at Ffos Las on his third start while Magistral warrants a mention, though maybe hasn't made as much progress as initially anticipated. Loved One took a while to get the hang of things but eventually won over course and distance before finishing second on her handicap bow at Windsor and Al Mukhdam was just beaten when dropping into this grade at Catterick. Veeraya, Regal Silk and Freeport were all disappointing last time however.