Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 13:50 Bet Totepool On 0800 221 221 Handicap 1m 75y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 52.12s
  • Off time: 13:51:34
13:50 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Very Well Red 12/1
2nd Crystal Feather 9/2
3rd Horsley Warrior 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 341538- YELLOW, BLACK chevrons, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK stars Mohawk Ridge 172
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-4 M Dods P Makin 65 8/19.00
2 (10) 3/8207-5 LIGHT BLUE, CHOCOLATE hooped sleeves, striped cap Horsley Warrior 34
Nag me
4 9-4 b1 E S Mcmahon David Kenny (7) 65 12/113.00
3 (12) 242566- Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, hooped sleeves Tanforan 196
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 B P J Baugh R Hughes 65 9/110.00
4 (14) 316650 Black, Yellow hoops, Yellow and Black diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Very Well Red 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 P W Hiatt William Carson (3) 64 12/113.00
5 (1) 0415/05- Purple, Beige star, Purple sleeves, Beige stars and stars on cap Starlight Gazer 116
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 J C Fox P Dobbs 63 20/121.00
6 (13) 61613-5 Emerald Green and Pink diabolo, Pink sleeves and cap Crystal Feather 10
Nag me
4 9-1 E F Vaughan T P Queally 62 9/25.50
7 (11) 0060- Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Catchmeifyoucan (FR) 23
Nag me
4 9-0 Andrew Turnell P Hanagan 61 50/151.00
8 (6) 0-24512 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Marjury Daw (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 8-13 J G Given P Mulrennan 60 11/112.00
9 (8) 2800-70 Dark blue, orange sleeves, dark blue armlets and star on orange cap Esteem Lord 14
Nag me
4 8-12 Jamie Poulton N Callan 69 20/121.00
10 (9) 912F/48 Red, black striped sleeves, red cap, black star Kaballero (GER) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-10 S Gollings L Dettori 57 8/19.00
11 (5) 628-292 Black, Dark Blue armlets, Red cap Having A Ball 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 P D Cundell C Catlin 55 4/15.00
12 (4) 40-0900 EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Admirals Way 63
Nag me
5 8-5 C N Kellett Billy Cray (5) 52 50/151.00
13 (7) 0/08-572 Royal Blue and Red stripes, Red sleeves and cap Saving Grace 28
Nag me
4 8-4 E J Alston F Norton 48 14/115.00
14 (2) 77000-0 Orange and Black (quartered), hooped sleeves Iron Man of Mersey (FR) 28
Nag me
4 8-4 A W Carroll Sophie Doyle (5)(ex2) 45 33/134.00

Verdict

Most of these are better on the all-weather, including HAVING A BALL but he is worth a shot at the likely odds; Marjury Daw and Crystal Feather are others to bear in mind, while support for the lightly raced Horsley Warrior would also be noteworthy. The last named - a one-time Derby entry - is still unexposed and, having created a favourable impression on his reappearance at Southwell last month, he could easily improve for the switch back to turf. David Kenny takes 7lb off with his claim and, on these terms, the son of Alhaarth cannot be confidently ruled out. Crystal Feather is very capable at this level and the drop in trip shouldn't be too much of a problem. However, her best efforts have certainly taken place on artificial surfaces, so she does have a bit to prove on the ground. Marjury Daw landed a weak maiden at Wolverhampton in mid-March but was subsequently held off a 6lb higher mark a few days later. This is her first outing on turf for quite some time and she now looks vulnerable off a rating of 62. Therefore, with all things considered Having A Ball is no forlorn hope in a race of this nature. The gelding has a fair record from just eight outings on grass and, as he knows what it takes to stay there when he has forced his head in front, Having A Ball appeals as a sporting option in a wide-open contest.