Southwell

  • 17:20 Play Poker At Ladbrokes.com Handicap 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.83s
  • Off time: 17:20:25
17:20 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Scruffy Skip (IRE) 7/2
2nd Bajan Pride 4/1
3rd Kingaroo (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 968840- White, black chevrons, halved sleeves, white and black quartered cap Crocodile Bay (IRE) 237
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 b R C Guest F Norton 55 7/18.00
2 (9) 020/214 Light Blue, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap King Canute (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-1 N P Mulholland M Fenton 55 13/27.50
3 (7) 514879 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Bajan Pride 19
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 55 4/15.00
4 (5) 23680-5 White, Red hoops, Royal Blue and White chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Haroldini (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-12 p J Balding C Catlin 52 14/115.00
5 (10) 7970-22 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves Scruffy Skip (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 8-11 p Mrs C A Dunnett T G McLaughlin 51 7/24.50
6 (3) 0/68-325 Maroon, white hoops, sleeves and cap Granakey (IRE) 53
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 8-10 Ian Williams S Donohoe 50 11/43.75
7 (1) 800830- White, Red disc, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Kingaroo (IRE) 160
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 G Woodward R Winston 50 20/121.00
8 (4) 00000-9 Yellow, Light Blue hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets Michael Collins (IRE) 94
Nag me
4 8-8 G J Smith J F McDonald 48 100/1101.00
9 (8) 896638 ORANGE, PURPLE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Owed 20
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-8 pt R Bastiman Matthew Lawson (7) 48 40/141.00
10 (2) 0/53767 Yellow, Emerald Green epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Royal Blue and Yellow striped cap Motu (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-6 v I W McInnes R Ffrench 46 33/134.00
11 (6) 7-54270 Light Green, Mauve and Light Green striped sleeves, Mauve cap, Light Green diamond Misterisland (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 8-6 M Mullineaux T Eaves (ex2) 45 22/123.00

Verdict

A host of out of form sorts go to post for this closing contest which should leave the way clear for KING CANUTE, Scruffy Skip and Granakey to fight out the finish and we side with the former. A course debutant, our gelding is far from bomb-proof but he promises to act on the surface through his breeding and he's got recent winning form which few of these can boast. That came over this trip at Kempton and a 5lb higher mark shouldn't make much difference against such modest rivals so if he goes at Southwell he'll go close to winning. Scruffy Skip certainly does act here and must enter calculations despite the fact he's climbed the weights in defeat. He took third over course and distance a couple of starts back before flying at the death over six, suggesting that this return to seven will serve him well, so he should take a hand in the finish despite the handicapper's best efforts to ensure otherwise. Granakey came up against a handicap snip on his penultimate start and lost nothing in defeat afterwards having only had a day to recover, so Ian Williams' charge must have claims off this mark; he's been rated much higher in the past. Crocodile Bay is now almost a stone lower than his last winning mark and that victory was here but it's a rapidly fading memory and the horse can be opposed now with similar comments applying to Motu, so those looking for each-way value could do worse than turn to Owed, whose penultimate third showed he has it in him if consenting to put it all together. Bajan Pride represents a red-hot yard but that shouldn't enable him to score here and we'll return to King Canute in the hope that this surface isn't a hindrance.