Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 14:15 Golf Before Racing At Southwell Claiming Stakes5f

  • Winner £1,457 2nd £434 3rd £217 4th £108
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.37s
  • Off time: 14:15:27
14:15 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soopacal (IRE) 5/2
2nd Gold Story 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 33-1117 Royal blue and yellow check, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Sloop Johnb 1
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-2 p C R Dore Hayley Turner 72 10/34.33
3 (3) 8604/2-5 Maroon, Light Blue star, sleeves and star on cap Soopacal (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 M Herrington A Culhane 73 5/23.50
4 (7) 3641-72 White, Dark Blue chevron, armlets and cap Colorus (IRE) 3
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 v W J H Ratcliffe William Carson 68 6/42.50
5 (5) 2259-04 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Galpin Junior (USA) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 Mrs R Carr T Eaves 62 20/121.00
6 (4) 42-2222 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Gold Story 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-9 be B Ellison B McHugh 52 7/18.00
Non runners
1 (6)124-124Bonnie Prince Blue89-2B EllisonD Heslop80
7 (1)66669-9Bombay Mist48-6R C GuestAndrew Heffernan42

Verdict

Bonnie Prince Blue and Sloop Johnb were both engaged to run here yesterday but, with the former best over 6f and the latter best at Wolverhampton, SOOPACAL is preferred anyway. He was returning from a long lay-off when beaten a head by today's rival Colorus over C&D in December and, with a more recent run at Kempton under his belt, he can take his revenge on better terms. Gold Story is now dropped back in trip after finishing runner-up on his last five starts here over further.