Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 16:10 totepool EBF Stallions Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes 1m 6f 15y

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 9.00s
  • Off time: 16:10:22
16:10 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flying Officer (USA) 11/4
2nd Earth Amber 14/1
3rd High Jinx (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1/42746- Black, Yellow cap Biographer 172
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 p D R Lanigan T E Durcan 110 7/24.50
2 (4) 112266- Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap Continuum 180
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5 9-1 h P Hedger Dane O'Neill 94 25/126.00
3 (1) 27123-6 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's King (IRE) 89
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 D M Simcock S De Sousa 87 66/167.00
4 (5) 22/4250- Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star High Jinx (IRE) 172
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6 9-1 J R Fanshawe R L Moore 110 11/43.75
6 (2) 040364- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Repeater 186
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5 9-1 h D O'Meara D Tudhope 107 10/111.00
8 (7) 17/1- White, Emerald Green hoop Flying Officer (USA) 283
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4 8-12 h J H M Gosden William Buick 100 11/43.75
9 (9) 1/1- White and Royal Blue stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, Yellow cap Mighty Yar (IRE) 266
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4 8-12 Lady Cecil J P Spencer 88 9/25.50
10 (10) 612/270- Mauve, Yellow seams, Yellow cap Earth Amber 76
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5 8-10 N J Henderson K Fallon 92 14/115.00
Non runners
5 (6)21231-8Renew (IRE)49-1M BottiL Morris105
7 (8)711-00RThecornishcockney59-1J RyanRyan Powell100

Verdict

Soft ground is something of an unknown factor for the majority of these. The likes of High Jinx and Repeater certainly have claims on their best form but aren't exactly reliable. Flying Officer and Mighty Yar are less exposed than most so probably have the most scope for improvement, though both are stepping up in trip today. BIOGRAPHER went very close in this grade at Sandown last summer having won a Listed race over this distance at Ascot in 2012 on a soft surface. His run in a Group 3 at Ascot in October, when finishing ahead of Gold Cup heroine Estimate, suggests he's the one to beat today as last year's second Earth Amber looks to be facing stiffer opposition this time around and Renew appears a fast-ground performer.