Today's racecards

Nottingham

  • 15:40 Flint Bishop Handicap1m 2f 50y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.24s
  • Off time: 15:41:55
15:40 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Expresso Star (USA) 4/9
2nd Suits Me 25/1
3rd Jaser 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 230392 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves, Pink cap, Black star Suits Me 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 T P Tate M Fenton 88 25/126.00
2 (11) 1-11300 Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Jaser 52
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-6 P W Chapple-Hyam A Munro 92 14/115.00
3 (6) 125713 Black and White (quartered), Emerald Green collar and sleeves, White cap Rainbow Mirage (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-6 E S Mcmahon D Holland 87 10/111.00
6 (9) 514722 White, Black star, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Black star Blue Spinnaker (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 M W Easterby Dale Gibson 85 16/117.00
7 (8) 13-0309 Red, red and Royal blue check cap Maramba (USA) 29
Nag me
3 9-3 t1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 89 25/126.00
8 (7) 0/731-25 Emerald Green and Pink (halved), diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap Indicible (FR) 153
Nag me
4 9-3 A King Dane O'Neill 84 25/126.00
9 (2) 241114 Maroon, Yellow stripe and armlets, quartered cap Mr Hichens 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-3 B J Meehan T P O'Shea 89 11/112.00
10 (4) 218268 Royal blue, light blue seams, halved sleeves, dark blue cap Conquisto 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-2 C G Cox P Robinson 88 16/117.00
11 (1) 24211 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Expresso Star (USA) 8 (ex6)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-2 J H M Gosden L Dettori 93 4/91.44
12 (10) 042428 Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Ella Woodcock (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 9-1 p E J Alston S W Kelly 82 50/151.00
13 (13) 363924 Red, Grey triple diamond Granston (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 J D Bethell R Winston 82 33/134.00
Non runners
4 (12)658D77Sahrati49-5C E BrittainT E Durcan86
5 (3)201615Amanda Carter49-4R A FaheyP Hanagan85

Verdict

It's difficult to oppose EXPRESSO STAR given the authority with which he won over course and distance last time. Possibles for the forecast include Mr Hichens and Conquisto. The selection was backed as though defeat was out of the question at the end of August on his first run since the end of May and his narrow defeat was disappointing in light of that. They then found him a soft race which told us nothing but he destroyed a competitive field here last time which has caused his mark to rise by 11lbs. He's able to race here under a 6lb penalty though and should take all the beating. Mr Hichens was a shade disappointing at Sandown but may have found the race coming too soon. He usually makes the running as well and may find that he has competition for the lead which could impair his chances. Conquisto has to put two modest displays behind him but ran well when narrowly defeated by Ascot Lime in August which makes him of interest with his yard going well. A tongue strap may help Maramba, Rainbow Mirage may reverse Haydock form with the consistent Suits Me if seeing out this longer trip whilst Ella Woodcock's latest run can be ignored as he failed to handle the heavy ground. The suspicion is that they are all playing for minor roles behind Expresso Star.