Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 14:30 Trend Micro Smart Protection Network Handicap1m 75y

  • Winner £19,407 2nd £5,775 3rd £2,886 4th £1,443
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.44s
  • Off time: 14:30:17
14:30 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Graphic (IRE) 7/4
2nd Breton Rock (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 323035 Royal blue Fulbright 83
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 C Appleby G Lee 107 14/115.00
2 (3) 341141 White, Dark Blue armlets and cap Graphic (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 p W J Haggas S Sanders 102 7/42.75
3 (1) 1-27131 Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves Breton Rock (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 9-3 D M Simcock Martin Lane 103 7/42.75
4 (5) 9-36893 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Stand My Ground (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 9-2 h D O'Meara D Tudhope 100 16/117.00
5 (2) 999202 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Beaumont's Party (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 B Ellison Oisin Murphy (5) 100 4/15.00

Verdict

GRAPHIC's only defeat in his last four came in the Cambridgeshire,where he still ran very well. He'll be facing much more testing conditions here but hopefully will handle the ground and is given the nod. He faces a big challenge from Breton Rock, who beat a huge field in a tough Ascot handicap last time and will love the ground conditions. Fulbright landed a Group 2 at Newmarket around this time last year and has competed at a much higher level than this subsequently and this will be the first time he's raced on soft ground since that victory. David O'Meara's French recruit Stand My Ground is a real mudlark though hasn't yet come up to scratch but Beaumont's Party has run two cracking races in testing conditions recently and is by no means out of this.