Nottingham

  • 14:30 Fortinational Handicap1m 75y

  • Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 51.33s
  • Off time: 14:30:11
14:30 Nottingham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Myboyalfie (USA) 8/1
2nd Uncle Dermot (IRE) 9/1
3rd Crown Counsel (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 806267 Royal blue, orange chevron, armlets and star on cap Extraterrestrial 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 R A Fahey D Nolan 84 16/117.00
2 (10) 311321 Black, Yellow disc, checked sleeves and cap Myboyalfie (USA) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 v J R Jenkins I Mongan 84 8/19.00
3 (6) 534524 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Crown Counsel (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 84 5/16.00
4 (5) 502201 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves First Post (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 D Haydn Jones Andrea Atzeni 83 5/16.00
5 (4) 717007 Yellow, Royal Blue star, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White cap Flying Applause 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-12 b S R Bowring D Fox 75 50/151.00
6 (7) 624577 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap The Osteopath (IRE) 72
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-11 J J Davies P McDonald 74 20/121.00
7 (1) 5221 Royal blue A'juba 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 b1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 77 9/43.25
8 (2) 281614 Light blue and white stripes, hooped sleeves, white cap, light blue star Moheebb (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 8-10 e R Johnson R Winston 73 20/121.00
9 (9) 990730 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star West End Lad 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-9 b S R Bowring D H Bergin (7)(ex1) 72 15/28.50
10 (3) 0-64132 Emerald Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Uncle Dermot (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 B G Powell C Catlin 70 9/110.00

Verdict

The soft ground will help a few of these battle-hardened handicappers and course winners Flying Applause and West End Lad could both make the frame if in the mood. Extraterrestrial shouldn't be ignored but Crown Counsel has struggled to get his head in front this year and Myboyalfie may be hard pressed to defy a new career-high mark. First Post has gone up 4lb for a narrow-margin win at Goodwood but can't be ruled out and Uncle Dermot has been placed at Brighton and Windsor since running away with a Salisbury handicap at the start of the month but A'JUBA is the only three-year-old in this and very much unexposed. Confidence will have been boosted by his win at Pontefract and blinkers are fitted here to help him concentrate - he can make a successful handicap debut.