Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:50 32Red Handicap1m 3f

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 25.01s
  • Off time: 15:50:46
15:50 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Groovejet 6/1
2nd Big Kenny 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 9411- White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Groovejet 35
Nag me
3 9-7 P W Chapple-Hyam Martin Harley 75 6/17.00
2 (2) 271- Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Lesha (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-2 h K A Ryan J P Spencer 70 2/13.00
3 (1) 664421- Dark Blue, Maroon sash, Dark Green sleeves, Maroon cap Power Up 24
Nag me
3 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 68 11/43.75
4 (4) 4364- Dark Blue, Pink diamond and sleeves Wealth 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-11 R A Fahey T Hamilton 65 6/17.00
5 (5) 788113- Black, Red hoop, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red cap Big Kenny 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 8-8 P D Evans E J Walsh (5) 62 7/24.50

Verdict

This looks a pretty tight handicap but LESHA has form on the Fibresand and gets the vote on that basis. He won a maiden race here last month and breeding suggests there should be more to come over today's longer trip. Groovejet is on a roll after landing a double on the Polytrack and is another stepping up in trip, along with Power Up. The latter opened her account in a maiden at Wolverhampton and remains on the same mark having had no success in handicaps before that. Big Kenny failed to cope with a harsh-looking 11lb rise for winning over 7f here and was well beaten when attempting 1m2f back in September.