Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 14:55 Bet In Play At Totesport.com Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.16s
  • Off time: 14:56:26
14:55 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bouvardia 8/1
2nd Servoca (CAN) 27/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 113006 Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Smokey Ryder 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 R Harris K Ghunowa (3) 95 20/121.00
2 (3) 2217-2 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Bouvardia 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 86 8/19.00
3 (5) 7120- Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap Olynard (IRE) 217
Nag me
3 8-9 R M Beckett R Kingscote 86 8/19.00
5 (8) 21- Bronze All About You (IRE) 208
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 W J Haggas L Jones 85 7/24.50
6 (2) 3222-13 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Servoca (CAN) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 B W Hills C Catlin 84 27/103.70
Non runners
4 (7)15-Haigh Hall38-9T D EasterbyD Allan86
7 (4)245241-Saif Al Fahad (IRE)38-4E J O'NeillG Gibbons77
8 (6)212132Raimond Ridge (IRE)38-4M R ChannonP Hanagan75

Verdict

As Barry Hills' stable cat is likely to be busy, it'll have to be SERVOCA that carries our hopes in this interesting little handicap. Bouvardia and All About You are others to bear in mind, while Olynard showed plenty of promise as a juvenile and is pitched at a realistic level for his seasonal debut. Ralph Beckett's horses are yet to fire on all cylinders, though. So it may be a good idea to monitor the betting before getting involved with this fellow. All About You won a decent looking maiden at Windsor at the back end of last season and, as that form is working out well, the William Haggas-trained colt is one to seriously consider. The yard is going well and he will be a big threat if he has trained on. Bouvardia, like the selection, has already proved he retains ability and should be capable of paying his way before too long. However, the form of his reappearance took a knock at Chester on Thursday, so he may be a risky proposition from a 3lb higher mark. Therefore, sticking with the bang-in-form Hills team appeals as the best option on this occasion. Servoca obliged as expected when winning an all-weather maiden in March - justifying a very short price. He was then far from disgraced in a better race at Newmarket and remains a colt with plenty of potential. Life will get a lot tougher for him if he wins again, so this may be the time to side with Servoca before he takes an enforced step up in class.