Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 14:25 Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Handicap1m 6f 15y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 6.08s
  • Off time: 14:25:56
14:25 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hallstatt (IRE) 5/1
2nd Red Wine 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 0-11124 Red, White stars on sleeves Sworn Tigress (GER) 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-10 George Baker Matthew Davies (5) 77 7/24.50
2 (5) 228420/ Emerald Green, White stripe, armlets and cap Motarid (USA) 73
Nag me
5 9-5 b T D Walford G Gibbons 72 8/19.00
3 (1) 11363-6 Old Gold, Purple and Green hoops, Old Gold sleeves, Purple and Old Gold quartered cap Puy d'Arnac (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 G A Swinbank R Winston 72 11/43.75
4 (2) 21-2141 Emerald green, white stars, white and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap Carlton Scroop (FR) 8
Nag me
7 9-2 b J Jay Andrea Atzeni 69 5/16.00
5 (4) 6-34774 Black, red star, black and white halved sleeves, red cap Hallstatt (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 9-2 J Mackie S Sanders 70 5/16.00
6 (3) 312-749 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Strikemaster (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 8-11 b1 B Ellison T Eaves 65 9/110.00
7 (6) 372271 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Red Wine 31
Nag meDistance Winner
11 8-9 J A Glover Kelly Harrison (3) 62 7/18.00

Verdict

It is interesting that Graham Gibbons, who rode Hallstat last time now partners Motarid, but we will pass both of them over in favour of STRIKEMASTER. Brian Ellison's gelding is of interest now blinkered for the first-time, which is taken as positive. Stamina is not a problem, nor is this ground, while he can surely still do better from this mark of 65. We will take him to come good now returned to turf. Hallstat has a 3lb pull with Carlton Scroop for one-and-a-half lengths when the pair met at Doncaster over 1m 4f last month. However, John Mackie's four-year-old has stamina to prove over this far, while his reopposing rival looks better placed in that regard to confirm placings. Motarid represents a yard going quite well but is proving so very hard to win with. Six seconds from 11 starts shows that there is ability and he does stay well, so he should again be involved in the shake-up. Sworn Tigress also has stamina to fully prove but his shrewd trainer is unlikely to be running him if there were no hope on that front and he is respected. Strikemaster gets the vote in a tricky contest.