Nottingham

  • 15:05 Ideagen Handicap1m 6f 15y

  • Winner £2,526 2nd £752 3rd £376 4th £188
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 5.37s
  • Off time: 15:06:17
15:05 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Szabo's Destiny 4/1
2nd Veloce (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 32-35 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bow River Arch (USA) 25
Nag me
3 9-7 J Noseda S Sanders 70 4/15.00
2 (7) 254-731 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Szabo's Destiny 17
Nag me
3 9-6 J G Given P Mulrennan 69 4/15.00
3 (4) 00-11 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Birdwatcher (IRE) 24
Nag me
3 9-5 M Johnston K Fallon 68 5/23.50
4 (5) 763-86 Black, white seams, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star Cuban Piece (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-13 p1 Tom Dascombe Ross Atkinson (3) 62 11/112.00
5 (1) 00-3 Purple, Emerald Green sash, Red sleeves and cap Veloce (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-12 J L Dunlop S W Kelly 61 5/23.50
6 (6) 0075-45 Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Blade Pirate 124
Nag me
3 8-2 e J Ryan Rosie Jessop (5) 49 66/167.00
7 (2) 577467 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Dream Day (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 8-2 p J Ryan Ryan Powell (5) 48 50/151.00

Verdict

Birdwatcher is chasing a hat-trick after a couple of wins at Wolverhampton but this longer trip could be a problem and it remains to be seen if he can reproduce his best form on turf. Szabo's Destiny warrants respect after getting off the mark over 1m4f at Pontefract, though he's closely matched with Birdwatcher on earlier running on the Polytrack. Bow River Arch looks as though he'll be suited by a test of stamina but preference is for VELOCE, who showed enough on his reappearance to suggest he will do better now going handicapping and is out of a mare who stayed extremely well.