Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:30 Two February Jumps Meetings At Southwell Handicap6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.50s
  • Off time: 15:30:19
15:30 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Poet's Place (USA) 10/11
2nd Charles Parnell (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1- Dark blue, light blue star, halved sleeves, light blue and dark blue striped cap Poet's Place (USA) 37
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 T D Barron P Makin 75 10/111.91
2 (3) 45588-0 PINK, DARK BLUE cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Came Back (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 Miss A Stokell Ann Stokell (5)(ex1) 70 66/167.00
3 (1) 108350- Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Calmdownmate (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 Mrs R Carr A Elliott 70 16/117.00
4 (5) 26556-1 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron and armlets Charles Parnell (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-11 S P Griffiths M Stainton (3) 68 9/25.50
5 (7) 2191-91 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Ponting (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 P T Midgley P Pickard (5) 67 10/34.33
6 (2) 18080-6 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Guto 19
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-10 W J H Ratcliffe Kelly Harrison (3) 67 40/141.00
7 (6) 091793- DARK BLUE and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE cap Gentle Guru 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 R T Phillips R Havlin 66 12/113.00

Verdict

The trio for the shortlist in this handicap are POET'S PLACE, Charles Parnell and Gentle Guru with the vote given to Poet's Place. The selection won a maiden in good style on his racecourse debut over this course and distance and he looks to have been given a fair mark for his handicap bow. Charles Parnell is a seasoned handicapper who got back to winning ways last time out when he beat Onceuponatime over this course and distance last month. He has won off a higher mark than this in the past so a strong case can be made for him. Gentle Guru ran a fair race behind Harlech Castle and Onceuponatime when last seen out on her debut on this surface. However, on a strict form line through Onceuponatime she looks to have a bit to find with Charles Parnell. Came Back does have course and distance winning form but he has run appallingly on his last two starts and he looks one to swerve at present. Ponting won well last time but he has more on his plate off his revised mark. There should be plenty more to come from Poet's Place who can make a winning handicap debut.