Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 15:50 totesport.com 'Further Flight' Stakes 1m 6f 15y

  • Winner £17,031 2nd £6,456 3rd £3,231 4th £1,611
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 1.91s
  • Off time: 15:50:59
15:50 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Betchworth Kid 8/1
2nd Free Agent 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 071074- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Akmal 172
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 J L Dunlop T P O'Shea 108 5/23.50
2 (7) 2/57265- Light blue, black seams, striped sleeves, black cap Apprimus (IRE) 130
Nag me
5 9-0 M Botti A Kirby 98 7/18.00
3 (2) 156/875- Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Askar Tau (FR) 185
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 v M P Tregoning G Baker 105 5/16.00
4 (8) 4/41412- Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Free Agent 192
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Richard Hannon R L Moore 107 6/42.50
6 (4) 133026/ Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Peppertree Lane (IRE) 482
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 P Bowen J P Spencer 96 40/141.00
7 (1) 709342- WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 A King Hayley Turner 97 8/19.00
Non runners
5 (3)37/3330-Halla San99-0R A FaheyT Hamilton98
8 (6)167320-La Vecchia Scuola (IRE)78-9J S GoldieK Fallon98

Verdict

The Betchworth Kid, Halla San and La Vecchia Scuola have all been in action over the jumps and should be race-fit but they may lack the class to land what looks a decent Listed contest. Apprimus won four times in Italy while Free Agent won on similar ground at York and Salisbury last season, while Askar Tau won the Doncaster Cup in 2009 and was highly tried thereafter. But the one to beat may be AKMAL, who is a very decent stayer if allowed to dominate as he proved in last year's Henry II Stakes at Sandown last May. John Dunlop's flashy chestnut found 2m4f too far in the Ascot Gold Cup next time and the ground turned against him in a couple of subsequent outings but he will have few excuses if not firing here.