Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:40 Southwell-racecourse.co.uk Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 43.28s
  • Off time: 15:40:52
15:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Veloso (FR) 4/1
2nd Orkney (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 674/6-21 Emerald Green, Dark Blue disc, armlets and cap Cozy Tiger (USA) 47
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 W J Musson A Culhane 65 6/42.50
2 (2) 191212/ Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Veloso (FR) 482
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 9-6 J A Glover Freddie Tylicki 65 4/15.00
3 (1) 4721-12 ROYAL BLUE, RED star, BLACK cap Dart 63
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 9-6 Mrs S Lamyman R Winston 65 4/15.00
4 (5) 311/767- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Orkney (IRE) 116
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 Miss J A Camacho T Eaves 64 8/19.00
5 (6) 364-251 Black, Red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap All Guns Firing (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-4 D Carroll D Nolan 65 4/15.00
Non runners
6 (4)987/Tifoso (FR)58-10R C GuestF Norton55

Verdict

COZY TIGER, Dart and All Guns Firing make up our shortlist with marginal preference for the first mentioned. Willie Musson's charge is bred to be effective on this surface and showed that to be true when impressively landing a maiden last time. The form of that race can only be rated as moderate, but as connections seem to have found the key to their horse it looks worth sticking with him back in handicap company off what looks a reasonable rating. Dart has been generously dropped a pound since last running and loves it here, so with the yard continuing to pick up prize money she's respected. This trip looks on the sharp side for her though and for that reason she's opposed narrowly along with All Guns Firing. The latter responded gamely for pressure to pick up a weak race here last time but a 5lb rise seems enough to stop the winning for now, despite the fact his prominent style of racing is suited to this track. Veloso has excellent claims if he's at his best off this mark of 65, but the last time we saw the grey was in 2008 and so fitness has to be taken on trust. The market will give greater indication as to his claims as it will with Tifoso who is yet to race on the level in this country, whilst Orkney is respected on the grounds that his yard have started 2010 on the front foot. This is an interesting race but it may rest between the recent winners, of whom Cosy Tiger is taken to maintain her 100% course and distance record.