Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 15:05 Freebets.co.uk Cheltenham Betting Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.60s
  • Off time: 15:05:31
15:05 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highly Regal (IRE) 12/1
2nd Flores Sea (USA) 11/4
3rd Lord Theo 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 067-648 Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap Dudley Docker (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 b C R Dore Liam Jones 74 18/119.00
2 (8) 7339-27 Red, pale blue disc, cap and striped sleeves Flores Sea (USA) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-2 T D Barron J P Spencer 72 11/43.75
3 (4) 431408- Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Penchesco (IRE) 150
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Pat Eddery Paul Eddery 72 33/134.00
4 (10) 2213-32 Red, Black diamond, Yellow sleeves, Black diamonds, Black cap, Red star Barataria 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 R Bastiman L Betts (7) 69 11/43.75
5 (2) 323-174 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star West End Lad 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-12 b S R Bowring C Catlin 68 16/117.00
6 (3) 0-93102 Yellow, Royal Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap Hilbre Court (USA) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 p B P J Baugh G Gibbons 68 5/16.00
7 (7) 000-111 Black, Red triple diamond, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap, Red diamond Highly Regal (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 b R A Teal L P Keniry 66 12/113.00
8 (9) 93000-4 Red, Black stars, halved sleeves, Red cap, Black star Jebel Tara 20
Nag me
4 8-9 t A D Brown A Elliott 65 11/112.00
9 (1) 642243 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Downhill Skier (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 8-8 W M Brisbourne P Pickard (7) 64 20/121.00
10 (6) 268-460 Mauve, large purple spots Lord Theo 10
Nag me
5 8-8 N P Littmoden L Morris 64 6/17.00

Verdict

HIGHLY REGAL is the selection here ahead of Barataria and Flores Sea. The selection is in superb form of late, completing a hat-rick at Kempton last time out. The four-year-old looks much improved in blinkers and with a rise in the weights failing to hinder his progress, the extra 5lb shouldn't ruin his recent run of form. Barataria has been doing well at Southwell and was a course and distance winner in December. The gelding will be running off a career high mark today but has ran well previously over a mile at Southwell. Flores Sea comes from an in-form yard. The gelding's three career wins have been on left-handed tracks and his last race looked to be a blip. The five-year-old is much better than his current form shows so could be worth another chance. Dudley Docker was a course and distance winner here back in April of last year. He is noted for being a quirky individual for whom things need to drop perfectly. This should prove to be a fairly tight contest, but for the winner we return to Highly Regal.