Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:30 Hospitality At Southwell Racecourse Handicap 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.09s
  • Off time: 15:30:21
15:30 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diamond Blade 6/4
2nd Tadlil 16/1
3rd Kinigi (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 177044 Pink, White epaulets Hollow Jo 83
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 J R Jenkins D Sweeney 60 14/115.00
2 (10) 127882 Dark Blue and White stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, White and Dark Blue striped cap Dancing Wave 49
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-3 M C Chapman G Baker 59 13/27.50
3 (1) 456411 Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond Diamond Blade 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-1 p T D Easterby D Nolan 57 6/42.50
4 (8) 380546 White, black chevrons, halved sleeves, white and black quartered cap Dickie Le Davoir 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 be R C Guest J-P Guillambert 56 6/17.00
5 (5) 844335 White, Royal Blue hoop, White and Royal Blue hooped sleeves and cap Kinigi (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 p R Harris A Heffernan (5) 55 10/111.00
6 (3) 8-43355 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Nabeeda 213
Nag me
4 8-12 M Brittain R Winston 54 6/17.00
7 (6) 009-605 ROYAL BLUE and PINK stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Govenor Eliott (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 8-10 A J Lockwood T Eaves 52 25/126.00
8 (11) 304002 Red, Black sash, White sleeves, Red stars, Black and Red hooped cap Tag Team (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-4 John A Harris C Catlin 46 22/123.00
9 (2) 990477 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Tadlil 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-4 v J M Bradley L Morris 45 16/117.00
10 (7) 500093 Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, White cap Gower 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 p R J Price David Probert 45 16/117.00
11 (9) 36700 Mauve, purple stars, halved sleeves and star on cap Castlecarra (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 8-4 bt J Hetherton F D Silva 44 40/141.00

Verdict

The second division of this sprint handicap looks easier to solve than the first with DIAMOND BLADE a strong fancy to continue his upward curve from Hollow Jo and Nabeeda. Tim Easterby has his runners in fine fettle and this one advertised that fact when returning from a break to score from Cool Sands who runs in the preceding contest. That course and distance victory was only the gelding's twelfth start and with further improvement likely on his second run of the winter it's easy to make a case for this one starting favourite and duly obliging. Hollow Jo is potentially the biggest danger to our selection off top weight. The veteran has been performing with credit of late and should find six furlongs here ideal so, down 2lbs for a good run last time, rates a player. Similar comments apply to Nabeeda who has his limitations but goes well enough here, as shown by two placed efforts off higher marks than this in January. Mel Brittain's gelding hasn't been seen out since May though and is therefore passed over with fitness potentially an issue. Dickie Le Davoir and Kinigi both enjoy Southwell's surface and should be suited by returning to six furlongs, both having run well in First Swallow's race in November. Neither keeps any secrets from the handicapper though and they may struggle to contain the unexposed and improving Diamond Blade.